Target Haul

July 8, 2014

It's no secret that I am a total product junkie.  Over the weekend, I walked through Target for what seemed like hours.  I was out of mascara, so of course I found myself up and down every cosmetic aisle three or four  (or ten) times. I ended up with all these different products in my buggie (yes, in the South we say buggie) and figured I may as well do a blog post about it.  Most of these I had never used before, so I was excited to get them home and try them.  Here we go.  :)

1. Target Brand Cotton Rounds:  I love these things.  They are so easy to take off eye makeup, dab on powder, clean up makeup mess-ups, etc... love, love, love.
2. Neutrogena Naturals Face Wash & Makeup Remover:  I had never tried this before, but I was looking for a quick way to wash my face at night before bed.  I instantly loved the way this smelled so fresh and made my skin feel soft after I used it.  I will definitely keep using this.
3. Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips:  I have a very strong love/hate relationship with these strips.  They make my nose feel so smooth and cleansed after I use them, but actually using them is a true bitch.  Peeling that strip off my nose is pure.torture.  They hurt, but they work.
4. Maybelline Clean Express Makeup Remover:  I love Maybelline.  I use a ton of their products and I think the jury is still out on this one.  I've only used it once and I didn't have on my normal amount of eye makeup, so I'm not really sure how well it works.  We'll come back to this one later.
5. ELF Mineral Primer in Green:  I have been using a couple of different primers, but I thought I would try this one because of it's green tint.  I have a lot of redness in my cheeks and face, so this is perfect to neutralize that.  When I used it, it neutralized my redness a good bit, but my powder stuck to it so much better than my other primer's, which I loved.  You only need a tiny bit and for $6, it's a true steal.  I'm pretty pleased with this purchase.
6. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt:  I am no stranger to the NYX brand and have had many of these pencils.  My only complaint with these is that if you don't use eye primer before you apply it, it will crease throughout the day.  They are cheap and last a long time and the creasing can definitely be prevented with a little primer. (most days I wear this to work and I don't even bother with a primer, especially since I wear glasses all day.)
7. Que Bella Lavender Relaxing Face Mask:  I haven't tried this yet, but I absolutely adore face masks.  I fully intend on taking a hot bubble bath with my lavender salts, bubble bath and slather this all over my face.  So we will have to come back to this later.
8. Maybelline Baby Skin:  This is extremely similar to Garnier's 5 Second Blur, which I love.  It truly only takes a TINY bit, which I of course learned the hard way.  If I had to compare the two, I would say the Baby Skin works just as well and covers my pores even a bit better than the Garnier.  Also, the Baby Skin is $10 cheaper.
9. Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara:  You can't tell from the picture, but this mascara has a regular brush for top lashes and a teeny brush for bottom lashes.  The tubes on each end are smaller, so this may not last me that long, but it definitely made my eyes pop.  So far, I'm digging it.
10. Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Mascara:  I've used this before and it truly makes my lashes look thick and voluptuous. When I want that mega dramatic lash look, I use this on top of whatever normal mascara I've already used, especially at the base of my lashes.  

Have y'all tried any of these products?
What are some of your favorite drug store/Target finds?


  1. I use the Maybelline eye make up remover and love it! I switched to it from another brand and haven't looked back. I like the way it smells too, which is always nice.

  2. My favorite make up remover is from the simple skin care line. I recently started using it and it's prefect for my sensitive skin. I love maybelline mascaras for a cheap fix, but I've fallen madly in love with benefit mascaras. It's a terrible addiction. I'm so glad they come in tiny more affordable sizes.

  3. I'm thoroughly convinced target is a black hole with subliminal messages being pumped everywhere... Do I really need that other mascara? Yup. What about this fun tee over there? Yup need that too.