Unboxing Target Holiday 2015 Beauty Box

Wow, these sell out fast!!  Target had a couple of “Beauty Boxes” for the holidays ~ one for women and one for men.  I picked up a couple of the women boxes, because I wanted to gift the 2nd one.    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.     I just received mine the other day, so let’s see what I got! 

Ho, ho, whoa! Turn on the glitz and glam just in time for the holidays with a Target Beauty Box. We’ve put together 8 festive beauty must-haves—all in one convenient box. A $50 value for just $10, this handpicked collection lets you try out a few top trends and perfect your look for all the season’s parties. 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

  • Hair Food Dry Shampoo  Free of sulfates & parabens, this lightweight formula absorbs excess oils to give your hair an instant refresh.
  • CoverGirl Star Wars Lipstick  Available in 6 shades, this limited-edition lipstick will make you a force to be reckoned with this holiday season.
  • Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara  This must-have mascara combines a creamy new plumping formula that delivers instant volume with cup-shaped bristles that scoop & lift lashes.
  • CeraVe Eye Repair Cream  A can’t-live-without cream that blends marine & botanical extracts to help repair and restore the delicate barrier around the eyes plus hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin.
  • Goody Ouchless Sweat Stretch Elastics 3 ct  Moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry plus gives you comfortable hold while you work out.
  • Pacifica Love 3 Eye Shadow Trio  Coconut-infused, velvety mineral eyeshadows that offer staying power & a smooth finish.
  • Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream  Hydro-ionized mineral water and Biogen technology give you 24 hours of continuous hydration.
  • Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream  Anti-aging ingredients penetrate up to 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface to boost hydration and brightness while helping to reduce the appearance of lines.

Number of Pieces: 8


Lots of goodies in here! 

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream I think Target needs to do an Asian Beauty Box ~ they certainly have enough KBeauty items in their skincare section!  Come on Target ~ do one for January!!  Laneige is a very popular brand and this is an intensive cream for dry skin. It has some really moisturizing ingredients with glycerin, sqaulane and a series of oils ~ meadowfoam, mango, grade, as well as some amino acids (lysine, glutamic acid, arginine, alanine, citrulline, threonine, serine) and my new yeasty favorite ~ beta glucan.    I will save this for when winter really hits, as it might be too rich for my skin right now.  It could also double as a sleeping pack too ~ after all of your night care skincare products are applied, just add a thick covering of this product ~ I recommended doing this about 30 minutes before you plan to go to bed, so it absorbs in completely.  Deluxe Size  20 mL RV $12.80

Description: An award winner in the Huffington Post’s Best in Beauty for 2014.  Strengthen and prolong skin’s moisture all day. Optimal Mineral Water restores and retains ideal hydration levels while nourishing mango butter extract repairs skin’s natural barrier, helping prevent moisture loss. Richly texturized and instantly absorbed, this luxurious cream relieves dryness instantly for the smoothest, most supple skin imaginable.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Squalane, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Beta-Glucan, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Citrulline, Alanine, Arginine, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid, Glyceryl Oleate, Lysine HCl, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Threonine, Trehalose, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Mannitol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Serine, Sucrose, Sucrose Stearate, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Behenate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Calcium Citrate, Cocamide Mipa, Polysorbate 20, Polysilicone-11, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, PCA, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-15 Pentaerythrityl Tetra (Laureth-6 Carboxylate), PEG-40 Stearate, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Histidine HCl, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.  cosDNA.com analysis

Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara in 304 Blackest Black This mascara is supposed to curl, thicken, lengthen and volumize!  That is a tall order.  Actually, if you have a great fiber base, like Dior’s Show Stopper, it can turn any mascara into a vah-vah-voom! lengthening and volumizing mascara.   Reading some reviews on this, this isn’t getting rave ones ~ the biggest complaint is that it is a very wet mascara so it clumps, but I use wet mascaras all the time ~ you have to be comfortable with them and know how to use them, otherwise you will have a lot of clumping    Full Size .33 oz RV $7.49

Ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal / Acacia Senegal Gum, Stearic Acid, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Polybutene, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.

Goody Ouchless Sweat Stretch Elastics Another edition of the Goody Elastics in my Target Beauty Box.  I have short hair.  My nieces have a shit load of these now from me.  Yawn.  These are made from a moisture wicking fabric so that when you work out, it will collect the sweat and keep your neck dry.  I cannot find these on Target’s site, so either brand new or really old!   At any rate, I wish they would stop cropping up in these boxes. 3 ct RV 50 cents


CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Lipstick in #30 Dark Apprentice This seems to be the shade du jour that Target sent out ~ I haven’t seen a variation of this lipstick.  That said, I am glad I got this one.   CoverGirl  calls this their red lipstick, and it is, but it is a burgundy red, very vampy and it does have micro glitters in it!!  However, unlike the horrible Pony Effect lipsticks that have micro glitters, this is smooth and creamy on.  I guess CoverGirl knows how to make lipsticks with glitter.  It is very subtle, not in your face.  The color is so beautiful.  Now, I have to get my hands on the Storm Trooper, which is a dark plum.  Full Size .12 oz  RV $5.99

Description: Unleash the light within or dare to discover your dark side with a COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick shade from our STAR WARS Limited Edition Collection. This deliciously rich lipstick is infused with shea butter for long-lasting color in 3 ‘light side’ shades and 3 ‘dark side’ shades. Discover all 6 limited-edition colors.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil , Isopropyl Isostearate , Mica , Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate , Acetylated Lanolin , Ozokerite , Euphorbia Cerifera Wax , Cetyl Lactate , Cetyl Alcohol , Fragrance , Ascorbyl Palmitate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Maltodextrin , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract , Butyrospermum Parkii Butter , Silk Powder , Persea Gratissima Oil , Cocos Nucifera Oil , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Propylparaben , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Retinyl Palmitate , Some Shades Also Contain: Lauroyl Lysine , Synthetic Fluorphlogopite , May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide , Red 7 Lake , Yellow 5 Lake , Red 6 Lake , Iron Oxides , Blue 1 Lake , Carmine , Red 27 Lake , Yellow 6 Lake , Orange 5 , Red 27


Pacifica Love 3 Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio Another full sized product!!  This is from the eco-friendly, natural and organic Pacifica brand.  The last time I tried their shadows, the pigmentation was awful.  This seems to be a bit better, very soft and natural.   The shades are very neutral and are infused with coconut water, which lends to its ease of application.   Two of the shades are shimmery, but it is more subtle than my swatch!   My swatch makes it look overwhelming but they aren’t.  The light just bounces off these shadows like crazy ~  I am going to guess that Ethereal is the creamy vanilla shimmer, Lovely is the light copper shimmer and Dreamy is the matte light cocoa shade.  Full Size 3 g RV $9.99

Description: An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish. Comes in 3 neutral shades with a warm, loving glow: Ethereal, Lovely, and Dreamy. Any true beauty knows it’s what’s inside that matters. It’s also what’s not inside: these colors are formulated without: Animal ingredients (including carmine, beeswax and lanolin), animal testing, talc, FD&C colors, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, propylene glycol, gluten, and peanut oil. 100% Vegan and cruelty-free

Ingredients: mica, zinc stearate, caprylic/caprictriglyceride (coconut source), lauroyl lysine (coconut source), rice starch, cocos nucifera (coconut oil), macrocystic pyrifera (brown kelp) extract, panax (ginseng) root extract. May contain titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77499,CI 77492, CI 77491), manganese violet (CI 77742), silica, tin oxide

  1. CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Lipstick in #30 Dark Apprentice
  2. Pacifica Love 3 Ethereal
  3. Pacifica Love 3 Lovely
  4. Pacifica Love 3 Dreamy

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream  Ohh, this anti-aging eye cream is supposed to reduce dark circles, puffiness and repair/restore the delicate skin area around your eyes.  So, hopefully this will help with some wrinkles!  This has a lot of emulsifiers, emollients, moisturizers, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients in it. Sample .08 oz RV $1.57

Description: Combines essential ceramides that help repair and restore the delicate barrier around the eyes with hyaluronic acid that hydrates to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Also contains a unique complex of marine and botanical extracts, known to visibly reduce dark circles and relieve puffiness. Non-greasy, absorbs quickly.  Patented CeraVe® MVE Delivery technology provides controlled release of ingredients over 24 hours so eyes look brighter, smoother and healthier- looking all day.  Ophthalmologist-tested.  National Eczema Association Accepted.  Fragrance-free, Hypoallergenic, paraben, sulfate & phthalate-free.  Gluten-free and not tested on animals

Ingredients: Purified Water, Niacinamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Propanediol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Jojoba Esters, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Zinc Citrate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Tocopherol, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Laureth-4, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum  cosDNA.com analysis

Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream  haha I thought this was a sample, but it isn’t!  This is full size.   I haven’t been a fan of the Olay Regenerist line so far but I will give it a try ~ again, just like with the Laneige cream, this might have to wait for harsher cold days and nights.  It has a ton of heavy duty moisturizing ingredients and I fear it might be too much for my oily skin right now.  This is supposed to wipe 10 years off your face after 4 weeks.  huh.  I am not too sure about that!!  Full Size .5 oz RV $9.99

Description: Leading dermatologists and Olay skin scientists have reformulated the #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer using Skin Energizing Technology. Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream features an advanced formula that penetrates deep into your skin’s surface layers to fight the look of tired skin, revealing brighter, younger-looking skin. The lightly scented moisturizer immediately leaves skin hydrated and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. After 4 weeks, the look of 10 years of wrinkles is reduced. Make it part of your daily regimen to firm and re-energize the look of your skin. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream provides superior moisturization to far more expensive luxury creams. Science is a beautiful thing when it helps your skin look more active and younger, almost effortlessly. Formulated with advanced ingredients that penetrate deep into your skin’s surface to help re-energize skin. Visible wrinkle results starting day 1. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream reduces the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles in just 4 weeks.  Increases brightness while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Isopropyl Isostearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 (Amino-Peptide), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Allantoin, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Mica. cosDNA.com analysis

Hair Food Dry Shampoo  And finally, one of MY FAVORITE products in the box!!  I love Hair Food items ~ I have tried their Clarifying shampoo and I love it as well as their thickening spray (another love – see both featured here)   This has a light fruit scent ~ kiwis ~ and has a powdery finish, so make sure you brush it out well or don’t spray too close.  I love dry shampoos, not because I don’t wash my hair daily, but because I used these to help texturize and volumize my fine, straight hair. This product is free of sulfates and parabens and I already know what I am using my $3.00 coupon for!  Travel Size 1.7 oz $5.00

Description: Pamper yourself with our unique sulfate free Hair Food Dry Shampoo infused with kiwi fragrance. The lightweight hair refresher recipe absorbs excess oils and transforms oily hair into fresh hair.  Features and Benefits:  Invigorating refresher that leaves hair looking and feeling clean. Inspired by fresh, energy packed ingredients known for their vitalizing power.  Silicone Free. Paraben Free

Ingredients: isobutane, alcohol denat, propane, tapioca starch, silica, fragrance, polymethylsisequioxane, fortnnella  margarita (kumquat) fruit extract, ficus carica (fig) fruit extract, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract


I really LOVE the Holiday Target Beauty Box!  The price tag on this box is $10.00 BUT I used my RedCard (Target’s store card) as well as eBates, so I received an additional 5% off the price, plus eBates cash back ~ so my box had free shipping and with tax, came to  about $9.59!    I received a retail value of over $53.00, which is well over 5 times the amount I spent on the box :)   This also comes with a $3.00 coupon, so the value gets upped to $56.00.  I do hope that Target goes on a monthly subscription, they really need to do this.  It sells out so fast, they must know they have a huge interest in them.   

If you are interested in eBates and earn money when you spend money, I would love it if you used my referral link here.  I use it all the time and get a few hundred dollars back every quarter!  They have thousands of retailers and it is free.  I totally recommend it ~ you can even get an eBates button for your web browser so you never forget! 

Did you get the Holiday Beauty Box from Target?  What Star Wars Lipstick color did you get?  What product are you most interested in using?  Comments ~ I love ’em, so please comment away🙂


[ descriptions in italics from target.com ]

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