Target Beauty Box September 2017 Review – Your New Basics

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Every month Target launches non-subscription Target Beauty Boxes.  Depending on the contents, they are themed and cost $5-10, and sell out quickly!

This month there were TWO boxes – this is the Your New Basics box. This box is still available for $7, as is the Total Hydration box.

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September’s box is Hello New Leaf.

Hello, New Leaf! It’s time to recharge, refresh, and refine. Inside this box you’ll find a few of our faves that are sure to give you a beauty boost this fall.

The information card gives brief details on each item, and there’s a $3 off $15 coupon too.

The card reminds you that you can find the full-sized version at

Everything in the box. The September Target Beauty Your New Basics Box was $7.

up&up Premium Cotton Rounds ($0.05) This almost felt a little cheap – just two rounds. Is it enough to convince you to buy the store brand? Maybe. I think this should have been 7 or 14 rounds, or at least enough to use with the micellar water.

Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright ($1.60) Perfect travel size!

This sulfate-free toothpaste is designed to strengthen your tooth enamel and protect against everyday acids.

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion ($1.10)  This in-shower lotion is advertised for very dry skin, but I didn’t find it super hydrating. You apply it in the shower and rinse it off, so it’s good to avoid a greasy feel. One thing I have to note is that it’s paraben-free, unlike some of its competitors, so I was happy to see that.

Simple Micellar Water ($1.27) Micellar water is a great makeup remover that doesn’t really need rinsed, so it’s great for that purpose, but over the past year I’ve found that for real cleansing, I prefer to follow with a foamy or gel cleanser. This is still a great part of my cleansing routine and it’s not harsh.

AcureUltra Hydrating Shampoo ($1.25) This repairing shampoo uses organic argan oil, argan extract, CoQ10, organic sea buckthorn oil and organic pumpkin seed oil.

Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner ($1.25) This combo made my hair soft without weighing it down – perfect for my fine, flat hair, but I’ve also heard it worked well for thicker/coarser hair. I love the Acure philosophy and their price point – a great natural, easily accessible brand.

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Jar ($1.76) I tried a foil packet of this last month.

Here’s what I wrote in my Amazon sample box review: I happen to have some Belif Aqua Bomb  on my desk, so I compared. The Garnier version is thicker, and it’s semi-heavily fragranced.  This is a great drugstore item, but I’d buy the Belif every time (also my face tingled when I used the Garnier).

COVERGIRL Total Tease Mascara ($7.99) here’s all the value for the box! If you want to check out a new mascara, you can get this one for a dollar less than retail and everything else is free.

The mascara can stand up upside down!

And it has a totally wacky wand. The end part is perfect for getting those tiny lashes. This wasn’t my favorite mascara but it was fine for every day use.

I calculated a value of about $16 for this month’s box – which is over two times the cost. Lately it seems as though there’s been one hero item that carries the value of Target Beauty Boxes – if you like it, buy the box, because you’ll get the hero for less than cost and everything else is a bonus. You might not be thrilled if you weren’t interested in the big item. I can’t say no to mascara, so this was a good box overall.

However… Target originally advertised this box with really specific sizes, including a full-size Nivea and a 2 oz toothpaste, and slightly larger sizes for the shampoo & conditionerand a specific value of $35. This box is half the value as advertised. If you’ve already purchased, you might consider opening a chat with Target regarding a resolution!

What did you think of September’s Target Beauty Box?



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