Mizon’s Gold Starfish Cream

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2016 by sorceressofthedark

mizonstarfishTo begin with, all the starfish that are in the little tubs of Mizon’s Starfish cream, are harvested in a humane way. There is an overpopulation of them and supposedly, the way they are culled from the ocean in no way creates any harm to them. Secondly, you know how if a starfish were to lose one of its appendages and it grows back? Well, that’s the theory of this cream. Your skin will regenerate new cells. It’s touted as a miracle cream and many women absolutely adore it.

I’ve used it on and off for the last six months and I’m still on the fence about it. I do know that there are different canisters of it. There is the gold top tub and the tub that’s marked the “Mizon Returning Starfish Cream” , which is the original. Apparently, the original had more starfish in it. Therein may lie the problem for me.

I find the cream somewhat moisturizing but not heavily. I can use it in the summertime when it’s hot outside without worrying about my face looking oily. I do have dry skin that needs a lot of hydration. Come winter, I need to add my oil concoction drops to any moisturizer before I moisturize my face.

As with any cream, I want results. I just didn’t see any that I could say would benefit my skin. Maybe I didn’t use it long enough, (altho I think over a 6-month period that’s long enough) but I also know that when I’ve administered product within a two week period I’ve often begun to see results, albeit small ones, but enough that made me want to go on with a product. Perhaps that’s why I haven’t been so hyped about this one.

It might be better for younger skin that isn’t looking for too much right now because it’s near perfect and doesn’t need that much in the way of correction. For mature skin, this isn’t suiting my needs.

If you’re seriously looking for K-Beauty for mature skin, I believe there are better products aimed directly for concerns that women deal with as their skin ages. Mizon’s Starfish Cream might be great for skin that doesn’t need plumping or doesn’t have wrinkles yet and just needs some basic moisture. I just don’t think it belongs in my arsenal.



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DIY Subscription Box-Part 2

Posted in 99 Cents Only, budget shopping, cruelty-free skincare, Disco Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Giant, Dollar Tree, E.L.F., L.A. Colors, personal shopper, Real Deal Dollar, shopping on a budget, subscription boxes, Wet 'N' Wild with tags , , , , , , , on July 19, 2016 by sorceressofthedark

Part 1 talked about how to put together your own Subscription Beauty Box for under $12.00 and have that box worth many times over what you paid for it. Isn’t that what beauty boxes are all about? I know, I know, for some, it’s getting the box in the mail, for others, it’s the surprise of what’s in the box, still others just enjoy having someone else choose products for them.

But if you’d like to choose your own products, are pretty savvy about what’s out there on the market and what’s actually in those products, then it’s pretty darn easy to put together a beauty box all on your own. There’s also no waiting for the mailman!

With all that said, they make great gifts for family and friends, you can store them easily ahead of time for when you might need a gift, and you can make these boxes for guys and kids, too. Since you’re choosing what goes into the box, you’re the creator. It’s all about you and whomever the receiver will be. So just have fun!

Another way to put together a box and be surprised is to get together with a friend and go shopping. Both of you put together a box and then exchange boxes. This way, you’ll both be surprised at what’s inside! (Just make sure your friend knows what you like!)

So here is Sorceress Of The Dark’s Beauty Box #2:


Cost: $11.00


  1. Claudia Stevens Eye Fix Mix Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream-this rich cream contains prunis amygdalus which is sweet almond oil, sesame seed oil, theobroma cacao, shea butter, and mango. It hydrates the under-eye area exceedingly well. Retail: 7.99.
  2. Skin Nutritions New York Age Defy Dark Circle & Puffiness Serum-this roller with serum has green tea extract, vitamin B3 and vitamin C. Just roll it under your eye to de-puff and help those dark circles. Retail: $4.00.20160715_220159-1
  3. E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal-I’ve used this whip over and over! It’s a highlighter, it’s a lip gloss, it’s a blush, it’s an eyeshadow, it can be used so many ways. The color is a light coral that’s slightly shimmery, perfect for summer and goes great with a tan! Retail: $4.95.
  4. Sassy & Chic Blender Sponge-Yes, I realize this isn’t the $20 something infamous sponge that so many love and swear by. But not everyone can afford that sponge. So for those that can only afford a much more reasonable alternative, here it is. This type of blender sponge is used wet. You squeeze out the excess moisture and then you blend in and out your foundation, BB Cream or whatever you’d like. I’ve used it on blushes, BB Cream, even when I use a bronzer as an eyeshadow (I’ve received a few of bronzers in my two beauty boxes so I want to get rid of them this summer….lol). It works just fine for me and it’s cleanable. For a buck, I’m happy. Retail: 5.45. 20160715_220419-1
  5. Dr. Marvey Nail Grow-I’m anxious to try this! I’ve heard good things about this product line and how it’s helped others grow and maintain their nails, so I’m definitely willing to give it a try. Retail: $6.00
  6. LA Colors Color Craze in Meadow-I love this color and I’ve been using it so much this summer! LA Colors doesn’t chip and lasts at least a week on my nails. Retail:  $5.45.
  7. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips 320 Kitty Kitty-I’ve been using these nail strips for years and always will. They last until my nails start to grow out! They are well worth the money! Retail: $4.50.SOTD10
  8. Wet ‘n’ Wild Coloricon Brow + Eyeliner- this was a two pack in two colors-656 A White and 699C Turquoise. They sharpen easily and are soft so they don’t tug on your delicate eye skin. I love the turquoise, beautiful color and white is great for opening up my eyes.Retail: $1.50.
  9. Wet’n’Wild Megawear mascara-color is very black. This is a good general mascara that doesn’t clump or smudge. It removes easily. I like wearing this type during the day for a more natural look. Plus it’s cruelty-free! Retail: $3.00.
  10. LA Colors All-n-One Lipstick Blush + Eyeshadow in Pink Satin-I love this stick! It really does work for a lipstick, blush and eyeshadow! The color blends so well, it just rolls up so no sharpening is needed and it’s a soft, blendable color. Retail: $8.95.SOTD11
  11. C. Booth Skin Below The Chin in Iced Lemon Body Cream-Love the scent and it’s so creamy and hydrating for my skin! Retail: $4.99.

I paid $11.00 for these eleven items, but retail value for all of them totaled $56.78! So this beauty box I put together is worth more than 5 times what I paid for it.

If you ever feel like curating your own beauty box, it’s simple. If you’re unhappy, disillusioned, or just don’t have the funds to tie-yourself into a monthly box, here’s an alternative. Head on down to a Dollar-type store near you and take a look at what’s in their beauty aisle. You just might be surprised. Take  fifteen dollars with you as your limit and see what kind of “box” you can put together for yourself. You’ll have loads of fun and you just might surprise yourself!

These are my choices from my local Dollar Stores. I deliberately chose the cheapest route for this “beauty” box posting and the last “beauty” box posting. I realize there are all kinds of incomes in our world. I also realize there are all kinds of beauty “buys” available.

Just because a product is sold in a higher-end store doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you, and the same works that if a product is sold in a lower-end store it doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you, either.

I’ve bought creams from famous brands that cost me $125.00 that gave me milia (bumps), greasy skin and didn’t do what they promised to do. I’ve also bought jars of creams that cost me a few dollars that really surprised me in how well they did their job. You just never know how well a product will react to your skin. Also, each dollar-type store carries different brands at different times, always rotating merchandise very quickly!

I’ve seen E.L.F., NYX, Milano, Revlon and more available. There are lipsticks, blush, BB Creams, powders, blush, you name it. You just have to always check.

My next DIY Beauty Box will be from online shopping.



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DIY Subscription Box-Part 1

Posted in 99 Cents Only, cosmetics, cruelty-free, Disco Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Giant, Dollar Tree, E.L.F., ingredients, personal shopper, Real Deal Dollar, Sephora, shopping on a budget, subscription boxes, Target, Target stores, Wet 'N' Wild with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2016 by sorceressofthedark

I have this really great Dollar Store near me (actually 4) but only one of them has this beauty aisle where I can score these super deals for a buck each. I love to go in and check out what’s hanging on those pegboards!

Believe me, I love places like Sephora and Ulta, and I hang out in those places too. I’ll hit Target too to see what’s new in their beauty aisles. After I’ve checked the perfumes at my local TJMaxx, Ross and Marshalls, I’ll always see what’s in stock in their beauty departments, as well. You just never know what you’ll find.

I’ve already told you that I now order the monthly Target beauty box and I also subscribe to Play! by Sephora. Those are the two boxes that I’ve decided on after much reading and comparing of all the boxes currently out there in the subscription box world. A person can go absolutely nuts spending their money on boxes sent to them with merchandise picked out by someone else. I’m not saying it’s not fun and if you have the funds to do it, and want someone else to curate a box for you and sometimes be surprised (sometimes you get to see what’s in a box ahead of time, sometimes you get to choose an item of two in a box ahead of time), then go ahead and have loads of fun subscribing!

I personally chose Target and Play! by Sephora (two opposite-end spectrum boxes) for a reason. For Sephora, it’s so much fun to dip into high-end products that I really doubt I could constantly afford or justify (looking at you Sunday Riley Good Genes).  Some of the products I can, some I just would never. As for Target boxes, I can afford anything they decide to put in their boxes.

But here’s the thing that I have noticed with the boxes. Although Target will send one or two full-sized products and the rest in the box are tiny samples, Sephora puts in little samples or sample-sized products and many of the items in their boxes are labeled “samples-not for resale”. Hmmmm. That doesn’t make me happy when I pay for a box. Even though these are higher-end products, they’re still gratis given to them by the respective companies and Sephora is still stuffing them in a subscription box for re-sale.

So I started wondering what kind of beauty box could I put together if I went into my local Dollar Store and spent under $12? What kind of value could I put together myself? Here’s two beauty boxes that I put together that I think are great values. Anyone can do this themselves and have loads of fun doing it!


Sorceress Of The Dark Beauty Box #1:

Cost: $11.00


Products: 1. Wet ‘n’ Wild Coloricon Brow + Eyeliner in 649 MinkBrown/650D PurpleViolet-These are so soft and spreadable. They don’t pull on your lids and you can sharpen them to a point. You get two in a package. Retail: $1.50

2. E.L.F. Persimmon Essential All Over Color Stick-Love this stick! It really is an all-over color stick! I’ve used it as a blush, a lipstick and an eyeshadow. It’s blendable, soft and creamy. Retail: $5.99

3. LA Colors Bold Lash Mascara in Very Black-Small enough to tuck in your purse. Not a mind-boggling mascara, but one that will give you a clean, everyday look for running around town doing errands. Retail: $5.00

4. Wet ‘n’ Wild On Edge Longwearing Eye Pencil Fergie Hypersky A253-Gorgeous eye-popping blue that’s so soft, non-tugging and can be sharpened. Love it for the summer! Retail: $5.25


5. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Spring Fever- I’ve been using these for years and love how long they last! The paisley flowers are perfect for summertime! Retail $4.05

6. Sally Hansen Nail Stickers in Faux Real- Perfect for year-round. Retail: $2.50

7. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Reverse French Real Nail Polish Strips in Red My Tulips- I adore this color for the holidays and can’t wait to use them! Retail: $5.25


8. A & D Ointment- I’ve been using this for an eye cream periodically. I like to switch up my creams because I feel skin becomes used to the same formulas. A & D has Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) in it. It belongs to the family of retinoids, is less irritating but should not be used on your skin in sunlight. It is good for cuticles, a hand and foot cream, also. Retail: $5.45

9. Global Beauty Care Retinol Makeup Cleansing Wipes 30 Count- I’ve used these countless times when I’m too tired to properly wash my face. They do take off make-up well. Retail: $6.95.

10. SkinNutritions New York Age Defy Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector-This contains Kojic Acid (a skin whitener), Ascorbic Glucoside (a form of Vitamin C), and Polypeptides (moisture-binding, anti-aging) and many other ingredients. Retail: $2.50


11. C. Booth Skin Below The Chin Spun Sugar Body Cream-this smells so good! It’s extremely hydrating for winter-time! Retail: $4.99

Although I only paid $11.00 for these 11 products, the value I could estimate from the Web was $48.93! So this beauty box I put together was worth over 4x what I paid for it , had all full-size products in it, and I chose all the products myself so I know I’ll use them.

I feel as long as I’ve done my research on products and ingredients, checked out what others have had to say about products and then made a rational decision about tossing that buck at the clerk, I’m just as happy, hell, happier that I’m walking away with a BUNCH of stuff for under $12 bucks. It’s as if I curated my own subscriptions box!

I’ve done a second box just to show that this isn’t a one-time thing. Check out the next post to see what’s in Sorceress Of The Dark’s Beauty Box #2!



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The Worst CellPhone Ever, From BoostMobile.

Posted in BoostMobile with tags , , , , on July 16, 2016 by sorceressofthedark


No. No. Just No.
I bought this phone a year ago, 5 months before Black Friday sales. I was hoping to pick up a better phone then but BoostMobile didn’t have any sales so I’m stuck w/this Devilchild of Samsung, aka Samsung’s Galaxy Prevail.

It glitches, it overheats, it freezes, it crashes on the internet for no apparent reason, it’s memory (even w/a card) is lacking, the prongs for re-charging are now toast, it lags, drops calls and whenever I’m w/someone that has a “better ” cell, I’ll tell them to look up info on the ‘net (unless they have the patience to wait a few minutes ). It’s re-set itself and I’ve had to go into settings to see wth is going on w/my phone and change various settings back. Such as, “No, Devilchild, it’s not 10:30 am on January 10, 2014″. Back in I go to see whatever’s been done. When it overheats, which is sometimes good on a cold winter day, that does come in handy as a hand-warmer, tho.

Sending texts usually gets done on time. Calls are as crisp as I can imagine. Photos are decent. It’s small and fits in my jeans pocket. Devilchild was inexpensive, yes, but I still expected it to work within the parameters of a normal cellphone. I learned my lesson. I love Boost, been with them for years. At times, their phones are suspect of a pact with the Devil. If you enjoy frustration, agony, throwing your money carelessly around and not knowing what the future holds for this undependable phone, then it’s the one for you.

Again, last night, my phone decided to act up, and I had to call Customer Service for help. They did a soft re-set and the phone again started acting semi-normally. Texts came through again, emails suddenly appeared and the day and time were correct. I couldn’t hold the phone in my hand, it was too hot. It won’t charge normally, the prongs are definitely toast. It’s time to look for another phone.

Actually, the CS agent asked me how long I’ve had this particular model. I told him just about a year. He told me I should go to a Boost Store and tell them I want to “upgrade” my phone. He told me it’s “time”. Really? Ya think? But it really shouldn’t be after a year. I’m so disgusted with this phone, but not BoostMobile. The phones that are put out today seem so dispensable, it’s horrifying. So I’m stuck with this one till I can find one that I like and get the cash together for it. (Boost charges full price for their phones.)

Oh well, me and Devilchild will be together for a bit longer. Those cellphone manufacturers are smart. They know how we rely on the cellphones. But not that much. Maybe it’s time to shop around for a new carrier.



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Target Beauty Box Simply Radiant July Unboxing

Posted in cruelty-free, shopping on a budget, subscription boxes, Target with tags , , , , on July 12, 2016 by sorceressofthedark


Target’s July Beauty Box called “Simply Radiant” arrived in my mailbox today and I couldn’t be happier. This was one of the two boxes I had ordered that retailed for $7.00 and it far surpasses what the original price is for the box.


The Dessange Balancing Shampoo with purifying clay for oily roots and dry ends is a full-size bottle at 8.5 oz, and retails at $9.99. This is a balancing shampoo with natural green clay that I’ve never used before and I’m curious to see how it will work. It’s nice to see a full-size product included in a box.

The L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioners are both 1.7 ounces each and at that size come in at approximately  $.57 each, for $1.14 value. L’Oreal states up to 8 weeks of color vibrancy using these shampoos and the bottles are a decent size to give me an idea of how my hair will react.


In a past Target Box, there was a Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer and I absolutely loved it. This time they added the Derma E Firming DMAE Eye Lift, at .14 ounces, which would retail at roughly $4.25. I anxious to try out this eye product to see if it lives up to the moisturizer and how well that worked for my skin!

The Acure facial cleansing gel is a 1 ounce, which works out to approximately $2.50. I’ve never used an Acure product, but other bloggers and reviewers have good things to say about it. It’s vegan, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free, PEG-free, Petroleum-free, synthetic-fragrance free, gluten-free and silicone-free.


I love Wet n Wild products. I always have. They’re cruelty-free and always a good price. They’ve always worked for me and this mascara promises alot! For someone with blonde eyelashes, I hope it delivers! This mascara retails for $4.99.


The Aquaphor is a healing ointment and handy to have in my purse or car. It’s a tiny size at .25 ounces and would cost about $.45.


As usual, the sturdy Target box is re-usable, (I always find a way to use it again), and there’s a $3.00 coupon to use on a Beauty purchase of $15 or more. You can use it on your next Target beauty box or you can shop Target if they have any promotions for that $5 free gift card I talked about in my last post.

This box totaled $23.26 for just $7.00, plus the $3.00 coupon if you choose to use it. Another great Target box!



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Target Beauty Box July 2016

Posted in budget beauty, budget online shopping, budget shopping, Target stores with tags , , on July 5, 2016 by sorceressofthedark

Target Beauty Boxes are live today as of early this morning. Here is the information and the links:  TargetFreshandFabulousBeautyBoxTargetFreshAndFabulousContents

The first box is Fresh and Fabulous at a cost of $7.00 and includes the seven pieces listed above. The second box is called Simply Radiant, also $7.00  with seven pieces included.

The Umberto Beverly Hills Lifting Powder retails for $11.99, while the NYX Butter lipstick retails for $5.99 for a total of $17.98 for just two of the seven products in the box. They are full-size, so you’re already ahead of what you’ve paid for this box.




The Wet n Wild Max Fanatic Mascara retails for $4.99, while the Dessange Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo retails for $9.99, making the cost of those two products $14.98, again, ahead of the game with this box too. These too items are full size. Target does well on their boxes, I can’t complain at all.

Shipping is free when you order both boxes. Don’t forget to use your promo codes or your Target gift cards to lower the costs of the boxes!




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Target Beauty Boxes

Posted in budget beauty, budget shopping, subscription boxes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 4, 2016 by sorceressofthedark

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.


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!


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…..



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