Target Beauty Boxes

Beauty boxes. Subscriptions Boxes. That’s how I started this blog six years ago. Talking about them. And now I’m actually subscribing to two of them. How in the world did this happen to me? Lol….at least it’s only two….

I’m sitting here writing about the much-loved, much-waited-for, desperately-wanting-spoilers for Target box. It’s usually shipped on the first Monday of the month. Doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday, it still goes live and it’s still  purchased somewhere around 2 to 3 a.m. on the first Monday of every month. And people in America sit up and wait for that Target site to go live so they can order that box.

The key is that spoilers are usually released a few days earlier so we know what we’re ordering ahead of time. So the excitement builds, we wait for the site to open, and bam! we go to http://www.target.com/c/beauty-box-ways-to-shop/-/N-54wll#sn-13946484 and hit purchase. (This link is for the June 2016 beauty box, btw.) If the site goes live for July, it may show.

Why are subscription boxes so popular? Are they good for your wallet? I’ve contained myself to only subscribed to two. In this post I’ll talk about Target’s beauty box. When you pay a certain dollar amount for an amount of goods and receive an amount of goods that exceeds what you’ve paid, than yes, that’s good for your wallet. But it’s only good if you’re going to use those goods. If you’re not happy with what’s in that box, than it’s only going to go to waste. If you have a choice to purchase each month and say yes or no without the company always taking your money, then it’s a good subscription box. If you are stuck in a subscription plan that always takes your money monthly regardless of your wanting to purchase from their stock,  then no, it’s not to your benefit.

So here’s the thing, consumers. Many people do subscribe to subscriptions boxes, happily. Many subscriptions box companies are safe companies with good plans. Others are not.

Some sub boxes show you what you will get ahead of time  and others like to surprise you. Some subscription companies want you to sign up for their companies for the long haul (6 or 12 month plans) where they will take money out of your card whether or not you choose to receive merchandise each month or like the merchandise for that particular month. If you don’t like the merchandise being offered by a certain subscription plan, some don’t offer refunds or returns. It’s yours to keep, simple as that.

Other subscription plans are on a month-by-month basis. Some keep your credit card on file and others will not keep your credit card on file. In today’s world of hacking, there’s a lot to consider.

Target’s subscription box is on a month-to-month basis. They don’t keep your credit card on file. You can choose to put your credit card on file if you’d like. They sometimes offer additional beauty boxes each month, depending on the holiday, such as Father’s Day, Christmas and such. They do send out spoilers so you are aware of what is being offered ahead of time and you can judge if the box is worth the money to you. I’ve always found Target’s boxes well over  the dollar amount I’ve spent on them. And having a choice is all I’ve ever asked.

TargetBeautyBoxWomen

Target Women’s Beauty Box June included: Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo, Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Creme Rinse, Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo, Laneige Water Bank Serum, S.W. Basics Exfoliant, L’Oreal Paris True Match Cushion, L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Cream, Soap & Glory Righteous Glory Body Butter, Yes To Cucumbers 10-Count Facial Wipes, CoTZ Face SPF 40, and e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm.

Cost of the Target Women’s Beauty Box was $10, I received a coupon for $3 off a purchase of a beauty purchase of $15 of more and the total value of the box was about $29.00. I loved the shampoo and the creme rinse. The Water Bank serum I’m putting away till fall, as I still have a serum I’m currently using. The Pixi are frosted shades which I don’t use, so those are give-aways for the holidays. I like the exfoliant, use them all the time. The Cushion was good to try, I did a about a week’s worth out of the sample. The Body Butter is a foil pack which I don’t particular like for the packaging, but they’re good for traveling. I’ll use the facial wipes, always love them when I’m too tired to wash my face properly. (being honest.) The CoTZ is a tiny trial size, and that’s good to have in my purse for when I didn’t realize I’d need a sunscreen. I’ve used the e.l.f. Lip Balm many times already and loved it. This box has exceeded my expectations for the cost!

TargetBeautyBoxMenJune

Target Men’s Beauty Box included: Nautica Life Cologne, got2B Spiking Glue, Marlowe No. 142 Men’s Shave Gel, Axe White Label Night Body Wash, Old Spice Hardest Working Deodorant, Dove Men + Care Complete Care 2-In-1 Shampoo, Nivea Men Creme, Schick Hydro Men’s Razor, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar, Remington Beard Boss Oil or Balla Body Powder. My box had the Balla Body Powder. All in all the Target men’s box totaled about $17.00 in product value and again, was well worth it for the initial cost of $5.00. This box also came with a coupon of $3.00 off specific beauty care.

The shaver is an excellent shaver to use. The got2B spiking Glue I’d never used, and now I’m in love with this product. Believe it or not, I love the Old Spice. I love CeraVe and I’ve used the soap. My son will get the shampoo, shave gel, Nivea and body powder in his Christmas stocking, as they’re perfect stocking stuffers. For $5.00, another winner from Target!

During any given month, Target usually offers some type of special on products in their stores that where if you purchase 4 items, you’ll get a Target $5.00 gift card. These products range in any department, household, cosmetic, soaps, suncare, it can be whatever Target chooses. If you shop wisely and buy products that you need, you can manage to use the coupons that you get with these boxes sometimes to purchase the 4 items to reduce that cost, then get the $5.00 Target gift card back for free. Use that gift card to discount purchase the Target beauty box for half-price! It’s only $10 now so cutting that cost by $5 would be only $5.

Example of what I bought:

Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo: $4.99

Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner $4.99

Tresemme Perfectly Undone Sea Salt Spray $5.49

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant $4.89

Total: $20.36-$3.00 coupon from Target Beauty Box=$17.36 plus I then received a $5.00 Target Gift Card to use for anything I’d like. I didn’t buy anything I won’t use, I’m not familiar with or I don’t currently need. Just shopping wisely,  trying to stretch my dollars and have fun all at the same time!

Now if Target will only release their July spoilers…..

Peace,

Sorceress

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