Target November Beauty Box

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This month’s Target Beauty box is a $38.00 value. Here’s what is inside:

  • L’Oréal Advanced HairCare Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo – $3.79 for 12.6oz
    “This rich formula permeates and expands every strand to make hair look and feel twice as thick.”
  • Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Beautiful Day Cream – $24.99 for 1.7oz
    “Alpine rose stem cells, pomegranate, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera nourish, tighten and revive skin on a cellular level.”
  • HASK Keratin Protein Soothing Deep Conditioner – $1.99
    “Moisture-rich ingredients work to repair damaged, over-processed hair while helping reduce breakage and static.”
  • Laneige Water Bank Soothing Mask – $25 for 5 masks
    “A non-slip sheet mask infused with hydro-ionized mineral water that delivers intense moisture while soothing skin.”

    • I keep getting Laneige brand Water Bank products and I just don’t like them! – BUT, I gave this mask a try as soon as I got my box. It’s a weird two-part mask that covers your entire face. It was way too big and it felt gross when I took it out of the package. I looked at the directions and saw that it was supposed to stay on for 30 minutes and thought there was no way I could keep it on. Surprisingly I kept it on my face for the full 30 minutes and I almost forgot it was there. While I’m pretty sure that it didn’t do anything for my skin it was kind of neat! Overall I would not buy this product.
  • W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick – $23.99 for full size
    “This illuminating cream creates an instant glow with premium natural ingredients and organic botanicals.”
  • L’Oréal Voluminous Primer – $5.99
    “A lightweight primer that enhances mascara, helping it go on smoothly for visibly longer, thicker lashes.”
  • Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner – $5.99
    “A retractable, waterproof pencil (with a built-in sharpener) that keeps lines neat all day long.”

    • I realllly like these! They’re so easy to apply and come in so many colors.

I bought this box because I really wanted to try the W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick, Andalou Day Cream and I can’t resist another eyeliner.

Target September Beauty Box

For someone who is just starting to explore make-up, these beauty boxes are a no brainer! This box is nearly a $40 value for just $10.

I’ve tried the Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream before and I wasn’t that fond of it.  I am trying to stock up on different kinds of lipsticks and I absolutely love S.W. Basics but their products are so expensive. My advice is that if there are three or four products within a Target Beauty Box that you are interested in trying that you should go ahead and buy it!Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 7.01.16 AM.jpg

  • Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara – Full Size $7.49
    • Get over-the-top lashes for a glammed-up look with cup-shaped bristles that lift your lashes to new heights.
  • EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Deep Conditioner – Full Size $8.59
    • Strengthen and restore your hair’s natural beauty with an all-natural deep conditioner for all textures and hair types.
  • Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser – Full Size $5.99
    • An everyday liquid cleanser that deep cleans and exfoliates dirt and oil from pores, leaving skin clean, soft and smooth.
  • S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balm – Full Size – 4 pack is $15.19
    • All-organic beeswax, extra-virgin coconut oil and fair trade cocoa butter work together to soak and heal dry, cracked lips without leaving a sticky residue.
  • Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream – Full Size $32.00
    • Skin-perfecting, hydro-ionized mineral water infused with 6 essential minerals to give your skin 24 hours of continuous hydration.
  • OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo OR Conditioner -$5.79 each
    • Shampoo: A deliciously creamy and nourishing blend infused with coconut milk, whipped egg protein’s and coconut oils to help strengthen and hydrate your hair.
    • Conditioner: A hydrating formula that softens and conditions your hair with a special blend of coconut milk, egg white protein’s and coconut oils
  • Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick – Full Size $6.99
    • All-in-one lipstick with the perfect balance of high-impact color, moisture, all-day comfort and staying power.


Click here to go to the Target September Beauty Box page


Target August Beauty Box

Yay! The new Target beauty box is out for August. It’s called the “Back to College” box and it has everything you need to make the transition back to school easier. For $7.00 this box is a $32 value.

Don’t get discouraged if it says “item not buyable” when you try to purchase it. I had to click on and off of the page about five times before I could get it to work. They’re so popular that everyone is trying to buy them at once!

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Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • up & up™ Women’s 5-Blade Razor $10.39 for a pack of 5
    Combines coated blades and lubricating moisture strips with botanical oils to glide over your skin for a close, smooth shave.

    • I love to keep extra disposable razors around for vacations. I read a few reviews that said these were terrible but when you’re at the beach and really need to shave your legs you’ll be glad you have this free razor stuffed in your bag.


  • Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner – Coconut Full size $9.99 for each
    Achieve hydrated hair that’s less prone to breakage with a repairing blend of coconut, soy protein, borage seed oil, and aloe.

    • A 10oz shampoo or conditioner retails for $9.99 each. I’ve heard that this product smells great and makes your hair really soft.


  • Laneige Water Sleeping Mask 70ml for $24.00
    Recharge dehydrated skin while you sleep with ionized mineral water combined with aromatic Sleepscent to promote deep sleep.

    • I’m not big on “water” lotions, cremes, and masks. But I have very dry skin in the summer so I’m willing to try anything that will hydrate my skin.



  • Olay Make-up Remover Wipes – 25ct for $4.99
    Made for everyday use, these fragrance-free makeup remover wipes clear your face of dirt, oil, and makeup—even waterproof mascara.


  • Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant – Full size $7.39
    With 2 times the sweat protection of regular antiperspirant, it absorbs odor while releasing a scent to keep you smelling clean and feeling dry.

    • I absolutely love this deoderant. No I do not sweat very much but when I do I have to be wearing this. It smells great and I feel confident in it all day.


  • CoverGirl Katy Kat Eye Mascara – Black – Full size $6.99
    Create a 360° cat eye with a sculpting brush that sweeps lashes up and out for lush voluminous lashes that won’t smudge or smear.

    • I’m currently collecting all of the mascara that I can in search of the perfect one. This adds one more to my collection!


  • Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips – $35.99 for 20 treatments
    Delivering professional-level results, these teeth-whitening strips remove 14 years of teeth stains to give you a whiter smile.

    • Forget what you know about whitening strips because when Crest created these they got rid of all of the frustration. I ordered these back in April and while they don’t exactly whiten evenly they will whiten your teeth. Better yet when you put them on your teeth they will stay put! Unlike the original white strips which moved around constantly.

Target July Beauty Box

The new Target beauty boxes are here!

For $7 you have your choice of either the “Fresh & Fabulous” ($29 value) or “Simply Radiant” ($30 value) box. Or both!

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The website isn’t giving the breakdown of what is in the box right now. So I can’t list the size or value of each item. But, I’ve added links to each of the individual items below.

Fresh & Fabulous:

Simply Radiant:


If you want one of these make sure to grab it quick because they go fast!

Target Cartwheel — How-to

As some of you may already know Target is my favorite place ever. I would literally go to Target everyday to browse the deals and clearance sections if I had the time.

This post is about how to use the Target Cartwheel app. It’s an easy app that you can download directly from the app store and onto your phone.

from target website

Once you’ve downloaded the app onto your phone you will need to create an account. I prefer to link everything directly through my Facebook (I always toggle the settings so that apps do not post on my behalf) because it is one less username and password to remember.

When you’re signed in the first thing you will see is your personal barcode. If you click the three lines on the top left it will bring you to the menu screen.

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Click on Offers –> to begin browsing current offers by category or simply look at all offers. You can choose to look at offers based on “Newest”, “Discount”, “Trending”, or “Expiring”. Each header is self explanatory.

  • Newest – includes newest offers
  • Discount – shows offers with highest discount first
  • Trending – offers trending within the app
  • Expiring – this offers are usually expiring today

Once you have clicked into a category or chosen all offers you can begin to add things to your barcode. Tap an item that you like once and click “add” to add it to your barcode. If you add an item by accident you can remove it by clicking “remove”.









Click on My Cartwheel –> to see your own personal dashboard. It includes how many offers you have redeemed, friends using the app, and your total savings. There are three categories within this screen: “Activity”, “For You”, and “Friends”

  • Activity – shows basic advertisments for products expiring soon and gives you updates on your friends: what they have added to their barcode, purchased, and badges they have earned
  • For You – displays offers that are supposed to be geared towards things you are interested in. These offers do not usually relate to anything that I would like to buy. But that may be because I add anything to my barcode that looks like a good deal.
  • Friends – shows all of your friends who are using the app (I believe this only shows up if you are linked to Facebook). This allows you to see all of your friends ranked based on their total savings. If you click on an individual person you are brought to their dashboard that allows you too see: number of offers redeemed, friends, and total savings. As well as everything they currently have added to their barcode.

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Click on Collections –> to see offers split into categories. Some of the offers showing on my screen currently are “Yard Line Dining”, “Hot Deals”, & “Weekly Ad”.


Click on Badges –> Badges allow you to earn more offer spots if you complete certain activities. If you click on each badge it will tell you what you have to do to earn it and how many offer spots it will open. The app is a little annoying when you first begin using it because you can not add that many items. As you complete these easy tasks you will open more offer spots. The picture below shows the first four Badges available:

  • Whiz Kid – add your first offer, get +1 offer spot
  • Shopping Buddy – have a friend that is using cartwheel too, get +1 offer spot
  • Social Saver – add an offer from your friends dashboard, get +1 offer spot
  • Star Collector – add an offer from a collection, get +1 offer spot


Click on Scan Product –> This prompts a barcode reader to pop up. I would suggest that you scan each product that you think applies to a Cartwheel offer (every item you pick up if you want to make sure that you are not missing any deals). This ensures that you are picking up an item that actually corresponds to a Cartwheel offer. Just like using coupons sometimes the terms are unclear and it is difficult to know if you will be saving money on the product you have picked up.

When you’re ready to head to the register

Click on My Barcode –> This is your personal barcode that compiles all of the offers that you had added. You will need to have the cashier scan it in order to redeem your offers and save money.

One thing that is really awesome about this app is that it is stackable. You can use a Cartwheel Offer, Target Coupon, Manufacturers Coupon, and Red Card savings (if you have a Red Card). This info graphic that I found on is a great explanation of how your savings can stack up on a single product.


**If you have any questions please do not hesitate to comment below. I would be glad to come back and edit this post if anything is unclear or if you all would like more information on a certain area.**