Last Ever Target Beauty Bag – Winter 2012

Last Ever Target Beauty Bag – Winter 2012

So I was going to do a more exciting post today, but unfortunately I’m running around like a headless chicken. I worked 10 hours yesterday and was at work until 9pm. Do to a variety of things, I basically didn’t have time to photograph my recent Sephora order, so you get pictures of the last Target Beauty Bag instead!

Unfortunately the last beauty bag is also the first one I’ve ever received… I’ve heard a few people mention that the samples aren’t nearly as interesting this time as they have been previously so I can’t vouch for that. However, I did enjoy what I got, so I’m here to share with you.

The leopard print bag was definitely one of the biggest highlights of the uh, beauty …bag. Well, I guess this makes it the beauty bag everything came in, which itself came in a box.

The quality of the bag was very high. It felt sturdy for a makeup bag and definitely wasn’t a disappointment. Leopard is totally not my style though (all the fun of I’ve made of it before) so I ended up giving this to a coworker whose style did match it. I’m glad it found a good home though, because this beautiful bag definitely would’ve sat on the shelf dusty with me.

This bag came with a total of five samples and one coupon book. Three of the samples were shampoos. This, unfortunately, means I can’t actually review all the products in it at once because uh, I did not find the time to test all three of them. I know a lot of people complain about them, but I actually really like shampoo packets, since they’re good for trips! Like the one I’m taking to NYC this weekend.

Of the three shampoo samples, Clear was definitely the one I was most intrigued about. The last time we were in a drugstore together, my sister tried to convince me there was one that there was one that smelled super good… Hm. Well it certainly did smell good, but it wasn’t super impressively good.

I’m not a great person to review hair products and my general idea of shampoos is like, “This does not make my hair feel dry. It feels smooth. A+ for me.” I also have a hard time gauging how good things are with just one sample too, and that’s especially true for shampoos. The only shampoo/conditioner I’ve ever thought was amazing, at least in terms of smell, was Herbal Essences and that’s after we bought it and I was walking behind my sister and thought it smelled amazing.

I did like this shampoo though, and am definitely interested in buying full-sizes to properly try.

The second was this L’Oreal shampoo. I haven’t gotten to it yet, sorry!

This was another shampoo I was curious about. I’ve never heard or seen this brand until I got the sample bag, but I’ve seen a couple of ads for it since. I’m taking this to NYC with me, so we’ll see how it goes!

I’ve used Jergens lotion, but it’s been a few since I’ve last bought one, so this is a good reminder. I actually liked the scent of this one! The only thing I don’t like about lotion in foil packets, as I’ve mentioned before, is that it’s hard to control how much you get to use at once so you either end up with too much or too little, and it was definitely that way for me.

If you’ve checked my profile, you’ll see that I’m a pretty big fan of Pixi products. This was what I was most excited to try in the bag and it’s… eh. Wow. A huge let down.

First of all, I don’t know if this was just my packet (I doubt it), but the primer was brown. Which, I mean I guess is tinted, but I’m not really convinced that should be a primer’s purpose. I don’t know if it was that or the NARS tinted moisturizer or a combination of both, but the two together turned me orange. Do you know how hard it is to make me orange? I’m already yellow so I’m halfway there, so it had be ridiculous together for me to look like that.

Also I guess I’m returning the NARS tinted moisturizer then…

 The bag came with this coupon packet for everything in the bag, and a couple of other beauty/health products. They were all only $1 except for the $3 Pixi primer coupon, so not the most generous coupons I’ve seen. Still, I’m definitely planning on using some of them!
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