Hi, guys! Welcome to Blogmas. I hope you all are doing well! If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen my unboxing of this a few weeks ago. I purchased this the moment I saw it and started opening it a few days after it arrived. The Target Beauty Advent Calendar.
I have to say, I am so impressed with this box! A lot of beauty advent calendars, honestly, seem to be the leftovers of what people didn’t buy over the year, and not in a good way. But this calendar is amazing. It is currently $15 USD and is a $58 USD value. Target is also offering free shipping now through Dec. 23!
If you’ve been thinking of buying this but don’t want spoilers, I love this box. You will love this box. It’s an amazing value and worse case scenario you can regift anything you don’t like. I personally loved everything I received. I also think this is great for beginners or makeup pros! This would be an amazing gift for yourself or anyone else. If you don’t want to see the contents, now is the time to exit.
Onto the spoilers and a full review 😉
Look! At! That! When I first saw this calendar, I saw the RT sponge, and the price and ordered it asap. I left the rest to be a surprise.
Day 1- Maybelline Great Last Mascara- 0.15 oz.
This mascara features a lash-doubling formula that glides on to build great-looking lashes. The lash-building brush makes it easy to get a full-lash look.
This is a cult classic mascara. One tube is sold every 2 seconds! This isn’t my favorite mascara in the world, but it is very nice and I really like it for the bottom lashes!
Would I recommend/repurchase? I probably won’t repurchase, simply because of my mascara preferences. I always recommend this to makeup newbies
Day 2- e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator- 1 ct.
A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect.
I love this so much! I have had one in “Clear” forever and really needed a new one. I like this one, in Mint Maniac, way better than “Clear” and my lips have been so soft since using it.
Would I recommend/repurchase? Yes! I like this a lot, I see myself repurchasing and I might purchase for someone’s stocking stuffer.
Day 3- HASK Argan Oil Repairing Shine- 0.625 oz.
This lightweight, alcohol-free oil absorbs instantly to provide frizz-free shine without leaving an oily residue. Argan Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and penetrates hair to restore shine and provide soft, silky results in dry, damaged hair.
This oil is very nice. Adds a nice shine and silkiness to my hair. I have other hair oils I like better, but I am a fan of this, especially for drugstore!
Would I recommend/repurchase? If you are looking for oil on a budget, yes!
Day 4- Acure Eye Cream- 1oz.
Edelweiss extract and chlorella provide deep hydration to protect the skin’s moisture barrier…you won’t believe your eyes.
I am so excited to get an eye cream in this. I just ran out of my normal eye cream/balm and so far I like this. I don’t find it extremely hydrating, but I think it will make more of a difference the longer I use it. Plus this is free of many bad ingredients, also you get so much product!
Would I recommend/repurchase? If you are looking for an eye cream on a budget, yes!
Day 5- Pixi Glow Tonic- 0.5oz.
Original 5% Glyolic Acid Formula with Aloe Vera and Ginseng. Gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, revealing healthy glowing skin. For all skin types. Clinically proven results.
I am so happy with this! I’ve heard lots of good things regarding Pixi and always wanted to try something from the brand, they don’t sell it at my local Target so I just didn’t try it. Hence, why I was so excited to try this. It makes your skin so slowly and refreshed, this is just so good! They don’t give you a ton of product but I’m almost out, I think that tells you how much I’ve enjoyed it.
Would I recommend/repurchase? YES! I am going to order this asap, highly recommend to anyone.
Day 6- Vichy Mineral 89 Face Moisturizer- 0.15 oz.
Mineral 89 combines the highest concentration of Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water enriched with 15 minerals and Hyaluronic Acid to enhance long-term hydration, essential for healthy skin.
This is like water for your skin. It is on the expensive side for Target/drugstore, but it’s worth it. I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin since using it, particularly in my “laugh lines”.
Would I recommend/repurchase? Yes! I will repurchase soon and I really recommend this. Target currently has a 20% off coupon on Cartwheel for this product!
Day 7- NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick- Full Size- 0.21 oz.
Get your glow on with the NYX Professional Makeup Bright Idea Stick. This glitzy, shimmering cream cosmetic is perfect for highlighting and strobing and brings just the right amount of sparkle to your look.
Full! Size! This is more of a lilac highlighting shade, which surprises me. I would have thought they’d go for a more popular shade like champagne. Nevertheless, I have not worn it but I have swatched it and it looks gorgeous! I am really excited to play with it.
Would I recommend/repurchase? Swatched great, but I haven’t used it yet so I can’t say.
Day 8- Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Ultimate Moisture Protein Complex Intensely Hydrating Masque- 1.5 oz.
Nexxus Humectress Hair Masque for Dry Hair works by binding moisture deep within each hair fiber, distributing Elastin Protein, and creating a protective barrier of moisture.
This mask is amazing. I used about half of the package and only used it twice, which I think is pretty good. It made my hair less dry/damaged, curlier, and just gave the color a lot of vibrancy.
Would I recommend/repurchase? YES! It’s about $2.38 USD for one of the masks, and you get quite a few uses out of it. I wish they had a fuller size but otherwise, this is awesome!
Day 9- Honest Beauty Everything Organic Facial Oil- 0.03 oz.
Replenish moisture-depleted skin by amplifying its natural defenses for a supple, smooth and youthful look. Think antioxidant-dense, pure seed and fruit oils — each drop rich in the same fatty acids and vitamins known to feed your body.
I haven’t tried this more than once, but when I did it was very nice! I’m not a huge facial oil person but I am looking forward to using this more.
Would I recommend/repurchase? Haven’t tried it enough to say.
Day 10- Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge- 1ct.
The rounded sides of the sponge helps blend large areas of the face with a repeated dabbing or stippling motion. The precision tip helps cover blemishes and imperfections, and the flat edge helps contour around the eyes and nose.
SO! EXCITED! I LOVE this sponge. This lays foundation on the skin so nice, it’s the perfect shape and size, it’s just perfect. And it’s such a good price! This is just lovely.
Would I recommend/repurchase? YES! I’ll buy this for my pro kit and I plan on gifting one soon. I highly recommend trying this!
Day 11- Eylure False Eyelashes Natural No.031- 1 pair
Eylure Naturals No.031 is a loosely woven, compact lash that delivers extra length & fullness. The unique ‘curve’ of Eylure’s lashes allows the lash to ‘hug’ the eye, making application easier and wear completely comfy. Handmade and reusable.
This looks so amazing! They are very natural, which I prefer since I am currently wearing glasses. I have not worn these yet, I plan to save them for a Christmas outing! I will post a picture on Instagram or maybe use them in a tutorial and update you on them!
Would I recommend/repurchase? Haven’t worn them but they seem great and seem to have a good quality.
Day 12- Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash- 0.7 oz.
Harness the power of the ocean with marine extracts. Coconut water and natural actives come together in our gentle sulfate-free foaming cleanser that removes daily toxins and make-up.
I’ve only used this a few times and I’m not quite sure if I like it or not. It’s not bad, it removes makeup well. This can’t be used around the eyes and my favorite cleanser can be, so I’m just not really feeling it as much because of that. I will definitely use this up and let you guys know my final thoughts in a declutter/empties!
Would I recommend/repurchase? To be determined.
Altogether, I absolutely love this and can’t recommend this enough! Make sure to get it quickly before it sales out!
What advent calendar(s) are you opening this year?
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Disclaimer: Photos and some product descriptions are from Target.com.