OMG! Target brings luxury beauty products to us mere mortales (THANK YOU!)

It’s always the right time to take care of ourselves and get pampered.  That is exactly what I did this week when I went to the Target studio in Manhattan. But let me tell you, ladies, though the pampering was a much needed and lovely experience, I LOVED the quality of the products that I was exposed to. I am very picky when it comes to skincare and I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I snuck out with an extra gift bag or two. 😉 Shhhh

One of my favorite brands that I tried was Beautycounter. This collection has everything you could ever need for your skin. I specifically appreciate that their products use clean and safe ingredients. And who doesn’t love quality products that are affordable!? This price range for the line is $12-$39. I die!

BeautyCouter: The Products

This line has Body Butter, Cleansing Balm, Nourishing Cream Cleanser, Exfoliator, Day Cream, Eye Cream, Night Cream, Oil, Rose Water Mist, Purifying Charcoal Mask, and Sugar Body Scrub. Another cool thing, they have made 5 sets to make it even more convenient and affordable for you. You can get the Rest Assured Set: Nourishing Cream & Nourishing Eye Cream set ($30), the Finishing Touch Set: Lip Shine and Blush and Bronze Duo for $30, Clean Slate Set: Charcoal Cleansing Bar 7 Nourishing Oil ($32), the Color Story Set: Lip Gloss & Cream Blush ($30),and the Fresh Start Set: Nourishing Cream Cleanser & Day Cream ($25).

My Favorites:


Sugar Body Scrub- Lemongrass

I am already obsessed! This scrub polishes your skin and leaves it with a healthy-looking glow. It uses real brown sugar to buff away dull and dead skin, mineral-rich evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel, and sunflower oils to leave skin looking soft and smooth. It resuscitated my skin back to life. This scrub is also antioxidant-rich using acai berry for healthy looking skin and a mix of pure citrus and lemongrass oils for a fresh and invigorating scent. Need I say more?

Body Butter- Citrus Mimosa

I have very dry skin, and living in the northeast does not help. It is imperative that I lather myself in lotion every time after a shower. This Body Butter, right after the scrub, made my skin feeling incredibly smooth and ultra-moisturized.  It is made with organic sunflower oil, aloe and chamomile to soothe the skin while Shea butter and mongongo oil are used to hydrate and nourish the skin.  The moisture is quickly absorbed, making it last all day, and it also doesn’t even leave your skin oily. This combination is something rare to find!

Finishing Touch Set

This set includes a lip shine and a blush/bronzer duo. I particularly love it because you can take it anywhere with you and use it for any time, day or night. It conveniently fits anywhere in your purse or even your pockets. If you forgot to wear makeup and wanted a quick touch up, you can simply take this rosy blush/bronzer out and quickly apply to your cheeks. Don’t forget to add a touch of shiny lip gloss to go. The best part of the lip gloss? It’s non-sticky!  It takes less than five minutes to apply.  The finishing look is natural with a touch of glow.

Sonia Kasuk: The Products

This collection is bringing luxury to all of us mere mortals. It has everything from makeup, brush sets, cool cosmetic bags, within trend-driven prints. It also carries some bath & body and skincare products. The price range, you ask? $4.79-$39.99. Score! This is a limited edition collection that will be available August 21.

My favorites:


Limited Edition Exotic Artisan 12- piece Brush Set

The artist who did my makeup used these brushes on my skin. They felt super soft. The best part was the way that it absorbed the makeup. It makes the process quick and easy. For all you beauty junkies, this is a must have!

Cosmetic Bags

These bags are so chic and the designs are beautiful. They also have several compartments inside that creates space for all of your makeup needs. These bags are so chic that they can be carried out on their own, without having to put them inside another bag. Practical!

PIXI by Petra

This is a line of natural, skin-nourishing and illuminating products by makeup artist Petra Strand. You are left feeling fresh, youthful, and most importantly, for those of us who want to wear makeup to cover our flaws, but not look like we have it on, Natural.  This is line priced anywhere from $10-$22! This includes a silky eye pen in graphic greige and opal overcoat, a glow tonic to-go, lash line ink in velvet cocoa, lash nourishing makeup remover pads, lower lash mascara, lip lift max: sheer rose and honey sheen, and a multi balm.

My Favorites


The Lash Nourishing Makeup Remover Pads

These things are amazing! Every night when I take my makeup off, I always struggle with the mascara on my eyelashes. Well, these pads do the trick. These dual function, pre-soaked pads dissolve and break down makeup to deeply clean the eye area while at the same time nourishing the lashes.

The MultiBalm

These are just so rich in color. They will also leave your lips feeling smooth and looking fresh & sexy. It’s an easy application too. The colors are very natural looking and wide in range. From Baby Petal, Wild Rose to a beautiful red color named Soft Strawberry.

So there you have it, ladies! You have absolutely no excuse this Spring through Fall to not look your best. These beauty products will not only make you more beautiful and make you feel at your best, but they are healthy and safe for your skin. Check them out at or your nearest Target location. They OWN the Beauty Isle with these gems.