Every few months Target offers a free beauty bag! Once I learned about it I kept the Target facebook page on my radar. In March they had a beauty bag that you had to make a qualifying purchase. People went crazy buying the products mentioned by Target, but not everyone got the coupon code for the bag. It seems like selections were based off of crazy algorithms. I decided to not even press my luck. And my patience paid off since Target launched the Beauty is All the Buzz Spring Sample Bag in April! It took forever and half to actually get through the sign-up page, but my perseverance paid off and my bag arrived yesterday!
Inside the gorgeous pink and red striped bag was:
- simple cleansing facial wipes (7 wipes)
- Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser (0.5oz)
- Pantene Flat to Volume Conditoner (1.7oz)
- Nivea Extended Moisture Daily Lotion (1oz)
- L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer (swatch)
- Book of beauty coupons
When I opened the bag I was immediately greeted with Pantene's signature scent. Boy do I love that smell, but I don't like their products (so heavy with bad chemicals). Plus they are owned by Procter and Gamble who test on animals. It's too bad since the conditioner was made for my boring, flat hair. Actually I'm only able to use two of the products in the bag (Nivea and simple) as L'Oreal, Neutrogena, and Pantene all test on animals.
I'm a bit confused on simple's policy. They are owned by Unilever who does some testing on animals, but it seems like they themselves are a mostly vegan and cruelty-free company, am I wrong? The Nivea lotion is a 48 hour long lasting formula, it is non-greasy, and smells nice.
Either way Im glad I got to get this beauty bag because the bag itself is so cute! And it is surprising really well made! Plus, I can't wait to use some of these coupons! The rest of the samples that I can't use I'll pass on to my friends.
Free is free and it definitely made my day much brighter when I saw it in my mailbox!