Tuesday, February 21, 2012

*First Impression* - Target Beauty Bag: February 2012

Hey Beauty Babes!

This week has started off to be a great week in terms of getting awesome mail! Yesterday UPS dropped off my Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV that I ordered from HauteLook a couple weeks ago. Today, when I went to my mailbox I had another surprise; my Target Beauty Bag had arrived!

The Target Beauty Bag was shipped in this real cute box and was totally free!

The Target Beauty Bag comes out about three to four times a year and is totally FREE! It includes about five beauty-related samples, ranging from makeup to hair products. This is my first beauty bag and I am pleasantly surprised with the contents that came inside the bag. This actually kind of reminded me a little of MyGlam, because the samples all came inside a really cute, reusable makeup bag! But I must say, that I actually like the products in the Target Beauty Bag better than what was in February's MyGlam bag. Which kind of really bothers me, because the Target Beauty Bag was free and the February's MyGlam bag cost me $10!

Anyways, here is the site that you can visit frequently and check to see if they are offering any free samples: Target Samples! Keep checking back, because once they do actually offer free samples they do not last long! So as soon as you see them available, make sure you sign up so you can receive your free products!

All of the samples in the beauty bag are single use, except for the Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes, which contain five wipes!

This beauty bag did not contain any actual makeup products. It had three different shampoo and conditioner samples, a day and night moisturizer and facial wipes. I will get use out of all of the products. I am actually in the market for a new shampoo and conditioner and a new hydrating moisturizer. So who knows, maybe these samples will help make my decision much easier!

Since I just received the samples today, I haven't gotten a chance to use them yet. This is going to be a first impression and reveal type post. I will do an in depth review on the products that I really enjoy after I have used them.

Here are the products that are in the Target Beauty Bag: February 2012:

Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes Evening Soothe with Chamomile and White Tea

I'm really excited to use these towelettes to remove my makeup. The Pond's wipes claim to clean and soothe the skin on your face while the fragrances in the towelette help you feel relaxed and calm. These wipes are supposed to remove waterproof mascara and eye makeup. They are also hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers. They also include ingredients that are really good for you, including Vitamin E, chamomile flower extract and white tea leaf extract.

L'Oreal Youth Code Day/Night Cream

The winter is always so harsh on my skin, so I have been looking for a new moisturizer. Maybe this will be the one that actually works for me! The L'Oreal Youth Code Day/Night Cream is a hydrating moisturizer that is supposed to help fight the signs of aging, fatigue and stress, while leaving your skin looking radiant. The full size is a bit pricey. It contains 1.5 oz and costs around $19.99 and can be found at your local drugstores.

Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner

I used to be a big fan of Garnier shampoo and conditioner, but over the years have stopped using it as much. Maybe with this new fortifying formula that claims to leave hair '10 times stronger, four times healthier and much shiner', I will give it another try. This shampoo is a more pure and green alternative than regular shampoo as it is silicone, paraben and dye free.

Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

Tresemme is my shampoo of choice at the moment. I currently use the one for color-treated hair and love the way it leaves my hair feeling! Since I love Tresemme hair products, I am sure I will enjoy this shampoo and conditioner. The Tresemme Naturals Shampoo contains a lower amount of sulfate, but still moisturizes and softens the hair. The Naturals Conditioner is silicone-free and it uses natural ingredients to hydrate your hair.

John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Shampoo and Conditioner

Last, but not least, is the product that I am most excited to try: The John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair is so thin and very damaged because of the amount of heat I use on my hair. This shampoo and conditioner claims to repair the look and feel of damage and processed hair as it restores bounce, detangles and reduces the risk of breaking when combing. This shampoo and conditioner is safe for color treated hair and contains inca inchi oil which is rich in omega-3. The John Frieda Full Repair line also contains a few more products including, Perfect Ends Deep Infusion Serum, Perfect Ends Sheer Mist, Protecting Root Lift Foam, Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer.

So there ya have it! I'm very excited to try out these products and maybe find a new shampoo and moisturizer during the process. Did you guys get your beauty bags? How do you feel about the samples? Which ones are you most excited to try? Even if you weren't able to get your hands on the Target Beauty Bag, do you think you'll go out and purchase one of these items?

Stay forever beautiful,
Love and hugs,
Keri :-P

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  1. I got this last fall and I loved it! I reuse the bag all of the time :) great post!

    1. Thanks for stopping by!
      The bag is wicked cute! I love it!
      Did you get the same products in last fall's bag, as I got in my recent bag?

  2. Ahh, I didn't even know about this! How can I get my hands on it? I went to the Target website, but didn't see anything?

    1. Hey Shannon --
      The Target Beauty Bag only comes out a few times a yr -- usually every 4ish months. So keep checking that website that I have linked above. Since it just came out, it prob wont be out again until April-Mayish. I will post on my blog next time they are available so you can get one!