Target Beauty Box

May 2017

Say Hello to Renewal


Give yourself permission to pamper yourself!  This Renewal box was all about making you feel refreshed and renewed.

Nexxus ~ Shampoo & Conditioner:  Nifty sample bottles in my opinion! Caviar Protein Complex helps replenish moisture to dry, brittle hair for a mane that is soft and smooth.  Okay, I wrote about the bottles being nifty looking before I had a chance to use them:  Four words = pain in the butt.  I could barely squeeze anything out of them and then the amount only did half my hair, and I have thin hair!  Supplemented with some of my own to finish up.  The shampoo had more of a coconut scent than the conditioner however, the conditioner leaned towards fruity scents underlying the coconut.  Didn’t leave my hair dry and all-in-all it was a good duo, just wish there was more.

Nexxus ~ Vitall 8-in-1 Masque:  Blend of coconut oil, soybean oil and keratin offers intensive treatment to help nourish and repair hair.  How to:  After shampooing, apply and leave on for 5 minutes.  Rinse.  Use weekly or as needed.  Scent was floral, so floral I delved into the ingredient listing.  While I noted a couple oils listed, the rest of the ingredients I couldn’t even pronounce with the exception of “parfum”.  Ah-ha, hence the overly floral smell.  While the masque did nourish my hair, I tend to not use parfum-laden products.

ACURE ~ Pore-Minimizing Red Clay Mask:  Moroccan red clay draws out impurities while argan stem cells hydrate and tone for a bright complexion.  Tip:  Remove mask before it dries completely to get all the benefits without over-drying skin.  Has a faintly floral / fruity.  Goes on lightly with a slight grainy texture; easy to apply and rinse.  Left facial skin noticeably softer.

Nubian Heritage ~ Bath Bombs:  Dream about a tropical getaway while coconut oil and papaya help naturally hydrate and revitalize skin.  The packaging belies their size!

Wet ‘N Wild ~ MegaLast Liquid Lipstick:  High-pigment color glides on glossy and dries to a matte finish that won’t dry out your pout.  Trick:  Use a lip liner beforehand to define the shape and keep the color contained.

Vichy ~ Pore-Purifying Clay Mask:  White clay helps remove excess oil, while aloe vera and mineralizing thermal water hydrate and strengthen skin.  Ingredients include fragrance / parfum which make this have a slight swampy-floral scent, yes, you read that right.  Application:  Each pouch was able to cover my whole facial and neck area; dried pretty quickly also.  No skin irritations occurred but, had a hard time getting over the scent.

Guess ~ Dare Fragrance for Women:  Notes of kumquat, jasmine and coconut palm create a fruity-floral aroma that’s sophisticated and modern.

Soap & Glory ~ Flake Away Body Polish:  Skin-smoothing body polish with shea butter, almond oil, peach seed powder and sugar exfoliates dry skin.  Tip:  Use before applying sunless tanner for flawless color.  Don’t forget elbows and knees!  Gelatinous viscosity, not loose like other body scrubs.  Kind of goopy when taken out of the container but, smooths out soft upon application; soft and gently enough for facial skin.

Conclusion:  3 out of 5 stars

Too much parfum and floral scents; I like ambers and woodsy scents.

Which of these beauty items caught your eye and you would like to try?

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