I've been covering the Target Beauty Boxes since before they were boxes. Many of you might not remember back in 2010-ish when Target sporadically offered beauty BAGS like this one, which were absolutely free (no charge at all). I have witnessed the evolution of these boxes from the very beginning all the way up to where we are today, which is why it was surprising to me that both of the July boxes remained in stock for so long (we have literally never seen that happen before). The Simply Radiant Box is now officially out of stock, but the Fresh & Fabulous box is still in stock as of the time of this post, if you still wanted to grab it.
For the Target Beauty Boxes to remain in stock for three weeks can only mean one thing: Target significantly increased their inventory this time around. I have no communication with Target and I'm certainly not privy to how they order or manage their inventory. This is just a very educated guess based on my experience with these boxes over the past several years, as well as the fact that I used to work in the inventory department of a large corporation (absolutely unrelated to Target and unrelated to the beauty industry in general). I could go on and on about this but then you'd all fall asleep. I'm just happy that these boxes stayed in stock for so long, and I hope this is a new trend with these boxes moving forward!
Now on to the unboxings:
Target July 2016 Fresh & Fabulous Box
This box retails for $7 + free shipping and it is still in stock exclusively on the Target website HERE. Per Target, this box has a retail value of "nearly $30".
- (Travel Size) Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste in Peppermint
- (Travel Size) Dove Regenerative Nourishment Shampoo & Conditioner
- (Travel Size) Garnier Clearly Brighter SPF Moisturizer
- (3 Single Packets) SweetSpot On-the-Go Natural, pH-balanced Feminine Wipes
- (Full-Size) Umberto Beverly Hills Lifting Powder
- (Full-Size) NYX Butter Lipstick
The full-size Umberto product retails for $11.99 and the full-size NYX product retails for $5.99. so right there you're already well over the price of the entire box ($7). For information about all of the products in this box, CLICK HERE.
The NYX Butter Lipstick shade I received is BLS11 (Licorice). Per Target, shades may vary so don't 100% count on getting this shade if you order this box.
Target July 2016 Simply Radiant Box
This box retails for $7 + free shipping and it is now out of stock. You can check the listing HERE. Per Target, this box has a retail value of "nearly $30".
- (Travel Size) L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner
- (Travel-Size) Derma E Firming DMAE Eye Lift
- (Travel Size) Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Gel
- (Travel Size) Aquaphor Healing Ointment
- (Full-size) Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo
- (Full-size) Wet n Wild Max Fanatic Mascara
The full-size Dessange product retails for $9.99 and the full-size Wet n Wild product retails for $4.99. so right there you're already well over the price of the entire box ($7). For information about all of the products in this box, CLICK HERE.
It was hard to photograph the reflective gold band on the bottle so if the photo above looks weird, that's because it was outside of my lightbox, in low lighting. Anway, as you can see, this shampoo is formulated "for oily roots and dry ends" which is my EXACT hair type. I NEVER see products at the drugstore formulated for these two issues (in the same bottle) so I cannot wait to try this shampoo!
Here's a little backstory about the Dessange brand, in case this brand is new to you:
Did you order one or both of these boxes this time around? Thoughts? I wasn't super excited about these boxes when I ordered them but, now that I have them, I am very happy with the contents and I feel like I'll use just about everything in both boxes!
The products featured in this post were purchased with personal funds. For more information, click here.