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Target Natural Beauty Box Review

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Hey guys, I’m back today because I recently purchased the Target “Natural” Beauty box from their site. As of late I hadn’t been really doing subscription boxes, just because the waste of products seemed unecessary and since I was steering towards more healthy and natural products, I didn’t want brands that I knew I disliked.

However, Target recently put out their own “natural” beauty box and after looking at a few of the items, I decided to give it a shot. Something that’s been on my mind lately after listening to some podcasts is brands habits of trying to “greenwash” their products. Meaning they make them seem more natural or environmentally friendly with catch words when in reality they’re not much different from any other brands.

That’s not cool and some brands, like Tarte, I’ve learned really don’t have much going for them in the sustainable community. However, looking at a few of the brands in the box, I thought I would give it a try. I usually use Goodguide to debate and decide on certain products, so I will list the rating for each of these as I go…so long as they have them. So let’s get into the box!


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Adulthood and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad paycheck

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Whether you’re fresh out of college, well into your first year as an adult, living at home with your parents, or finally out on your own the one thing we all struggle with is our personal finances. There are about a million different tv shows,  books, and websites out there all giving you different advice on what to do with your money. But which one is actually right?

I don’t know the answer to that one either, but as a post-grad myself I thought I’d share a few of my favorite sites and tips for saving money now that you’re paying (most) of your own bills and (unfortunately) student loans. First thing is first: nothing in this is definitive nor is it going to make sense for everyone. You can never look at David Ramsey or Suze Orman and take their advice religiously because everyone’s experiences and situations are different. That goes for anything in this post or any of these sites that I’m going to list. Find what is easiest for you and make it work for your situation.

Where I Came From (College) & Where I’m Going

To add some background to this post, I’m about 7 months out of college. I moved from my home in Kansas all the way down to Sunny Orlando and currently work at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Part-Time. I live in a 3 bedroom apartment with 4 of my friends just a couple miles outside of property and suffice to say, pay all of my own bills and expenses. Before I lived at home and commuted to my University and worked as a Part-Time Librarian. Right now I’m mostly living the Full-Time (despite being PT) life, so most days just consists of work. I also have zero debt, which I will discuss below. However, that means I won’t be discussing paying off debt because my experience is limited.

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