Unboxing Target October 2015 Beauty Box!

Target has been making a lot of Beauty Boxes lately!  The last one caught my eye and I did purchase it.  As usual, Target Beauty Boxes sell out very quickly and you have to really stalk blogs, FB (such as mine!) and other social media to find out when they are newly released.  No one gets advanced notice when Target will release a new Beauty Box, so it is just folks watching the pages at Target online :D   I wish Target would make their Beauty Boxes a monthly subscription, like Walmart does.

This box sold out quickly, but sometimes they will come back in stock.   

Target October Beauty Box

Try the latest trends with our newest Target Beauty Box. We’ve put together 10 (10!) of our faves—all in one convenient box for you to sample for yourself. With a $49.95 value, this handpicked set of beauty products helps you keep your look fresh and fabulous from head to toe. Test them out and tell us what you think. If you love them as much as we do, find the full-size versions at Target.com/beautybox.

Target Description of Contents

  • Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter  Luxuriate in a super-rich formula that quenches dry skin.
  • Hello Mojito Mint Toothpaste  This dye-free, sugar-free paste safely polishes your teeth and freshens your breath.
  • Olly Beauty Vitamins  An expert blend of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and collagen that promotes healthy eyes, skin & hair.
  • Expressionist Mascara Traveler   This natural mascara formula creates length and volume for luscious lashes.
  • ACURE Moroccan Argan Oil + Stem Cell Triple Repair Shampoo & Conditioner
    Restore your hair with the help of organic argan oil, which provides moisture to even the most damaged hair leaving it soft and manageable.
  • Goody Ouchless Silicone Lined Elastics  These must-have elastics are made without metal for reduced snags and pulls.
  • Covergirl Intensify Me Eyeliner 300  Create instant drama with this intense black formula that glides on smoothly and dries quickly.
  • Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick  Its velvety-soft formula moisturizes with shea butter and aloe for color that lasts.
  • Roc Retinol Correction Eye Cream  This non-greasy eye cream is especially formulated to help even out dark circles and reduce puffiness.
  • S.W. Basics Certified Organic Body Scrub  Certified Organic and made simply with just 3 ingredients, S.W. Basics Exfoliant features mineral-rich sea salt, organic oats with natural saponins to gently remove excess dirt and oil, and organic almonds rich in antioxidant vitamin E.

Number of Pieces: 10


I will say this, this box is missing the following items

  • Expressionist Mascara Traveler  
  • Roc Retinol Correction Eye Cream  
  • Hello Mojito Mint Toothpaste 

The Roc eye cream has been replaced with Roc Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and the Hello Mojito toothpaste has been replaced with Supermint.  There is no replacement item for the mascara.  

Olly Undeniable Beauty Grapefruit Glam Vitamin Gummies  These gummie vitamins are in a grapefruit flavor and they are formulated for healthy hair, skin and nails.  Glam Gummies have biotin, vitamins C, E and borage oil.  They are very gummy and it took a couple of chews before I got the bright pink grapefruit taste ~ it does taste like grapefruit and not artificial.   These are VERY tasty and I will purchase the full size as I can use more vitamins in my life.   1 serving size (2 gummies) RV 50 cents

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup (from Corn), Sugar (from Beets), Water, Gelatin, Vegetable Oil and Carnauba Was (for Anti-Sticking), Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Natural Color (from Fruits & Vegetables), Pectin (Derived from Fruit)


Goody Ouchless Slideproof Silicone Lined Elastics  These are brightly colored hair ties that have a silicone lining to have a secure hold on your hair.  I have short-medium length and fine hair, so it will be interesting to see if this have a grip on my elf-locks.  3 ties Value .85 cents

S.W. Basics Exfoliant Wow this is a tiny sample of a face exfoliant powder.  I think it might be good for a couple of uses, which might be enough times to figure out if I like it or not.  It is made with only 3 ingredients:  organic oat flour, organic almond flour and sea salt.  Hmmm, I’ve used salt exfoliators before and I do know that I cannot use them on chapped, sunburned or when I have active blemishes cause it will burn, baby, burn.  But I am willing to try this on a “good face” day.    RV $1.00 (?)

Description:  An exfoliant should do a lot more than just scrub away excess skin cells, which is why S.W. Basics designed its Certified Organic Exfoliant to provide much-needed nourishment and deep exfoliation without any synthetic chemicals, plastic microbeads, alcohol, fragrance, or other nasties. USDA Certified Organic and made simply with just 3 ingredients, S.W. Basics Exfoliant features mineral-rich sea salt, organic oats with natural saponins to gently remove excess dirt and oil, and organic almonds rich in antioxidant vitamin E. It’s a simple, nourishing, highly effective facial scrub that leaves skin soft and glowing.  Because S.W. Basics Exfoliant is dry, you can customize it based on your skin’s particular needs. Blend it with water, a light oil, honey, or yogurt to make a facial scrub and then, if you like, leave it on as a mask. No matter how you use it, it makes a simple and rejuvenating treatment for sensitive, over-burdened skin.

Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Triple Moisture Shampoo  Is it my imagination or does it seem that product names just seem to be getting longer and longer?  I do like Acure products and this shampoo helps treat dry, damaged, curly or coarse hair, of which in the winter, I might get damaged hair.  So, I will keep this on hand when my hair feels in need of some TLC and extra moisturizing.   For me, products like this are used as a treatment not a daily routine, as I have fine, oily straight hair that is normally in great condition.    This shampoo has some great antioxidants in it, with Acai, blackberry, rosehips, aloe vera  and pomegranate ~ and some very intense moisturizing ingredients: argan, olive, sea buckthorn and pumpkin seed oils. Deluxe Size 1 oz Value $1.25

Description: Sulfate-free and safe for color treated hair, organic Argan Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil hydrate and smooth, Argan Stem Cells & Pumpkin Seed Oil boost healthy hair growth, CoQ10 supports healthy keratin production. Lock in moisture, repair damage, and strengthen hair follicles with ACURE’s nutrient-rich shampoo

Ingredients: Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-Derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum Conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Organic Curcubita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, Glycerophosphoinositol Lysine (From Sunflower), Almond Extract, Cinnamomum Aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil.


Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Triple Moisture Conditioner  This conditioner is the sister to the shampoo and again, great ingredients list for dry, damaged, curly or coarse hair.  Again, I will save this for when I need a deep hydrating spa treatment for my hair.   This conditioner has the triple moisture system  Deluxe Size 1 oz Value $1.25

Product Description:   Provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair, leaving it soft, manageable and ready to rock. Organic Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil-high in Omega 7, make up our patent-pending Triple Moisture System. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil-high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, adds shine, locks in moisture, repairs damage, strengthens follicles, and vacuums your house. Okay, maybe it doesn’t vacuum your house, but it does repair your hair! Salon Tested Natural Hair Care with CoQ10 + Omega 7.  Triple Moisture Repairing Conditioner.  For Normal To Dry/Damaged/Curly Hair. Color Safe. Vegan. Gluten Free. Sulfate Free. Paraben Free. Phthalate Free. Cruelty Free. No Synthetic Fragrance. 100% Biodegradable

Ingredients: Organic euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry), organic rosa canina (rosehips), organic punica granatum (pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified rooibos, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, stearylkonium chloride, vegetable glycerin, glucono delta lactone (fermented sugar), organic argania spinosa (argan) oil, cetearyl glucoside (from corn and glucose), guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (guar gum conditioner), glyceryl stearate (vegetable-derived), l-arginine (amino acid), Organic Fair Trade theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, sorbitan olivate (from olives + sugar), panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), cellulose (plant derived), d-alpha tocopherol acetate (natural vitamin E), lactic acid (vegetable derived), hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, organic curcubita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, ubiquinone (CoQ10), argania spinosa (argan) stem cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), prunus dulcis (almond) extract, cinnamomum aromaticum (cassia bark) oil


Hello Supermint Fluoride Toothpaste  I was looking forward to trying a mojito flavored toothpaste (I but for whatever reason, Target swapped the toothpaste in the description to this.  Which is fine, as I like mint toothpaste a lot.  This brand makes not on the mojito flavor, but peach mango mint, pink grapefruit mint, green apple mint, bubble gum and blue raspberry ~ the last three are for the kiddies.   Interesting range of flavors there!  The Supermint is a whitening and prevents stains on your teeth.   This is a vegan toothpaste and also Hello doesn’t test on animals (Leaping Bunny certified) and it sis also free of tricolsan, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and dyes.  They are ADA approved and will prevent cavities, strengthen your tooth enamel, while polishing your teeth and freshening your breath.   I am very interested in their other flavors, so I will be checking them out if this toothpaste works well for me.  Sample Size .75 oz RV 67 cents

active ingredient: sodium fluoride 0.24% (0.15% w/v fluoride ion)

inactive ingredients: sorbitol, hydrated silica, glycerin, purified water, xylitol, flavor, xanthan gum, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide and stevia rebaudiana leaf extract.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Wardrobe This shade  was randomly selected and I hit the lottery with this color!  I really think this is such a pretty purple berry color and can be built up for intensity.   This is not a pigmented lipstick, but more like a lip balm, as it is formulated with shea butter  ~ I don’t mind that it is more like a really good tinted lip balm, as it does make it easier for me to apply ~ a darker, more pigmented lipstick would mean I need a mirror to apply, whereas something like this, I can just swipe on my lips and not worry about how it looks.   This does leave behind a stain too (you will see this in the eye liner pic)  Full Size RV $8.59

Ingredients: Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Silica, Palmitic Acid, Methicone, Benzoic Acid, BHT, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15060), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

CoverGirl Intensify Me Eye Liner   Ohh hooo!  If you read my blog about makeup and eyeliners, you know I am a liquid eye liner junkie.   This has a paddle shaped tip applicator so I can go very thick or thin, depending on how I angle the applicator.  It is very black, glossy and once it sets, does not seem to smear.   This is going into my makeup rotation right away as it is so easy to apply and I love the glossy black shade. Very intense and unlike other “felt tip” applicators for liquid eyeliner, this seems to deposit the product pretty evenly and without “fading”.    Full Size RV $6.99

See that pinkish stain above the liner swatch?  That is the Revlon StayColor Ulimate Suede lipstick after I rubbed it off!

Ingredients: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Styrene / Acrylates / Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Coco-Glucoside, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, CI 77266 (Nano).

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream   RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream   I am not very happy with this switcharoo in my box.  The Eye Cream was more expensive and also I could use a good eye cream ~ I don’t really need this night cream, as I have SO many of them.  However, I could use this on my eleveneses (the || lines between your eyebrows)  and also my neck area (a place that is always neglected)    I might even use it as an eye cream ~ damn the torpedoes and full steam ahead!  I am such a rebel. haha  Full Size 1 oz Value $20.49

Description: After 12 weeks, even deep wrinkles are visibly diminished. Wake up to healthy-looking skin. This unique formula is designed to work through the night—when skin is believed to be most receptive—to smooth and visibly reduce the appearance of even your deep wrinkles.  Retinol is the #1 dermatologist recommended cosmetic age-fighting ingredient. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol works to unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discolorations and smooth the skin. RoC® scientists were the first to develop the methods needed to stabilize and package retinol in its pure and effective form.

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gylceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Steareth-10, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Glycolic Acid, Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Methylparaben, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate  cosDNA.com analysis


Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter  Bringing this to work!!  My hands and arms dry out something fierce in my heated-office and this body butter is not scented, which is a plus ~ I mean, I love scented body butters, but I don’t want them competing with any other fragrance I might be wearing that day.   This body butter is the “ultimate super quencher for your skin” and will help soothe and smooth dry, rough and flaking skin.   Skinfix has a lot of emollients and antioxidants  (shea butter, coconut and sunflower oils)  to help heal your skin and will penetrate deeply to keep your skin soft and hydrated.  It is free from fragrance, soy, gluten, parabens and phthalates and it is made with natural ingredients  Deluxe Sample 1 oz RV  $2.25

Ingredients: Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, petrolatum, polyglyceryl-2-stearate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl caprylate/caprate, glyceryl stearate, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl stearate SE, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, calendula officinalis extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, helianthus annus (sunflower) extract, oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, allantoin, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, citric acid, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol. cosDNA.com analysis


I paid $10.00 for this box and received a value of around $44.00.  This is a very good deal, but I am still a bit miffed over the missing mascara and the switch with the RoC product.  It falls short of the $49.95 value that is in the description, so I might just call Target and ask them what is up with this box and what happened.  I will let you know what they say ~ they probably won’t care, however.  All in all, I will use these products and I did receive over 4 times the amount I paid for it and I am pretty happy with it ~ I mean, my Birchbox rarely gets to this price point, so what am I really bitching about here?  I think it is just the description and they haven’t even corrected it on their website. 

This is still an excellent deal, so it more of just update your website with the appropriate products, already!!   I really love the lipstick and eye liner!  Those are major wins for me in this box.  I do think this is one of their more well rounded curated boxes ~ from vitamins, to dental care, hair care, facial and skin care and makeup, really nicely done!

Did you get this October Beauty Box from Target?   Should Target make this a monthly subscription and what do you think they should charge for it?


[descriptions in italics from target.com]

7 thoughts on “Unboxing Target October 2015 Beauty Box!

  1. I didn’t even know target had a beauty box! This is the best value I’ve seen. That’s definitely worth the $10. I would like to see a monthly version…but they might bring down the value from the $40’s to the 20’s since it’s so often…not sure.

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  2. Hey there!! I received mine yesterday and I’m still kind of bummed about the switcheroo with the night cream (which I did not want) and the eye cream. Please keep us posted if you hear from Target about that!!! Excellent value overall though!

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  3. Great recap!! My box is scheduled to arrive today (yay!!) and don’t mind if I get the night cream (I’d much rather have that since my “eleveness” is in need of serious attention) Perhaps I should frown/concentrate less – hee hee hee…thanks again for the thorough review!!

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