Monday, September 12, 2016

Target has a Great Challenge for ALL Brands! Read More Here! #madetomatter



I got a tote today. Inside of it were all kinds of wonderful goodies. The two common themes between them? They're all sold at Target and they're all products that are #madetomatter. What does that mean? Well, Target put a challenge out there to brands...seeing who they could find that meets at least one of the following five criteria: reduced sugat, dietary restrictions, clean lable, less packaging and Closed Loop. Thankfully a lot of brands qualify, and let's all hope a lot more follow suit. You can learn more about the brands and the initiative by visiting HERE.




Now on to what was in the bag!! First and foremost, my most favorite mascara in the entire world was included. This is the Pacifica Dream Big Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara. It's amazing, and as with any Pacifica product, it is 100% vegan & 100% cruelty-free.

A magic wand lets you fake it till you make it. Amplify your lashes instantly with all natural plant fibers that build & build & build.


They also sent some buy one/get one free coupons to try Suja Juice at Target. I love to try new drinks and was definitely glad to see this in the bag. Has anyone tried this brand yet? If so, I'd love to hear your take on it.


A variety of snacks were included, all of which were brand new to me. If you have visited here before, you probably know that I have a houseful of kids in and out, so having snacks on hand is essential. If they're healthy, like all of these are...well it's all the better! Thank you to the following sponsors for providing samples:




There were even a couple of items for baby included:
I hadn't heard of the first, but I've wanted to try the second brand for quite awhile now. I was not disappointed, both of these did a great job with quality.



My youngest has just been asking for hand sanitizer, so hurrah for the Honest Company spray that came in the tote. It went right from the tote, directly to my son's backpack. :)


Tom's of Maine is a brand I haven't tried (yet!), my daughter-in-law swears by them though, and I trust her opinion.


You can't go back to school without proper pampering. Well, you could, but you shouldn't!  Yesto Coconut has made these great paper masks that I am oh so excited to try. I gave one to my good friend, and I'm taking the other. I see a girl's night coming up. Oh yes, I do. :)


Shea Moisture is a company I've heard of before, but one I've never used. This shampoo and conditioner duo is one I'm now happy to have in the house! 


The limited edition  Method Gel Hand Soap- pumpkin clove smells oh so good! And with it's seasonal scent and Rebecca Atwood design, it's perfect to display in your home for Fall!


No package like this one would be complete without a Seventh Generation product, and what better to include than the Free & Clear Laundry Detergent Packs. These little squares work like a charm. Simply toss your packet in the washing machine, add your water and then you're ready to add your clothes. They come out clean as a whistle, every single time.


One product in the tote that I'm very excited to try is Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Vinegar Gel No-Rinse Cleaner. I guess I'm a little behind the loop with this one because everyone who has been in my home and seen it has expressed instant delight. "Oh my gosh, I looooooove that stuff!" seems to be the resounding theme. So I looked it up online and well, it's the same thing there...everyone who has used Mrs. Meyer's seems to fall instantly in love with it, so I hope that I do too. I'm certainly excited to try!

And that was that... the end of the products. What a generous lot of things to receive!! I'm grateful and I want to extend a big thank you to Target for creating such an initiative! An even bigger hurrah to the brands who have already and are continuting to step up and make products that organic, sustainable and environmentally/health-conscious. Let's hope it's contagious and many, many other brands decide to follow the trend. Wouldn't it be great to see this trend become the norm?!?!?

Learn more about the initiative here, and feel free to comment. As always, I love to hear what you have to say. :)

50 comments:

alissa apel said...

Those are great products. I think I've used something from all those brands before. I love Target!

Sandee said...

All cool stuff. I like it that you have all those healthy treats. So important to teach our kids the right way to eat properly.

That no wipe cleaner I'm going to give a try. Not heard of that before today. Easy is good.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Brandy said...

This sounds like such a great tote! I would love to try the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Vinegar Gel!

Stacie said...

I LOVE this! The only real way to get companies to change is for consumers and retailers to ask them to. Big thanks to Target!

Audrey McClellend said...

I love what Target is doing. When huge retailers start issuing challenges like this to manufacturers, that's when we'll start seeing companies doing things differently.

Pat Hatt said...

Would be a great trend indeed. Can't go wrong with keeping the germs away too, a little hand sanitizer does the trick.

Mom Knows Best said...

This is cool that Target has all this natural products. I need to start shopping there more often.

Kecia said...

I haven't heard of this challenge, but I see lots of brands I like here. I try to shop for things that are healthier or more natural for my family.

Marcie W. said...

Just when I thought I could not love Target any more, they go and do something extra wonderful like this! How awesome that I use so many of these brands already.

Lori Gunn said...

I'm really anxious to pick up a tube of The Honest Co's Organic Baby Balm. Thanks for the information about it. Now and then one of us gets a bug bite and it's nice to have a quality product to put on it - even if we aren't babies anymore.

Liz Mays said...

It's great that so many brands qualify as #madetomatter. These are some really great products!

slehan said...

I love Tom's deodorant. Been using it for years.

slehan at juno dot com

Amy Jones said...

There are so many good brands in here!

Mixed Reviews said...

I think it's wonderful that Target is promoting healthy products and encouraging companies to make their products more natural. I'd love to try the healthy crackers and annie's.

Marga Puno said...

Oh this products looks great!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love many of these better-for-you products! And I love shopping for them at Target!

Toni | BoulderLocavore.com said...

Love that most of product we use qualify for the challenge! Though I haven't tried the other stuff here but all sounds like great products to try!

Amanda Love said...

That's a lot of awesome products for everyone to try! I think it's great that Target is launching something like this. Perfect if you're trying to find healthier products.

Elizabeth O. said...

I am loving this challenge. It's good that Target is doing this and they're also making their customers aware of which products are recommended by them.

Janet W. said...

These are all great products! Some I've used before, and others I've never heard of before.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Those are cool stuff inside your tote. I only tired the Tom's toothpaste. It is different but it is very good.

Nicole Herose said...

Wow, what a lovely challenge! I wish I can shop at target too, I am not sure if they can ship to us or maybe it is kinda expensive to ship overseas.

Jasmine Eclipse said...

This is such an awesome challenge! Target is a great store, I'm sad Canada doesn't have them!

Jennifer Johnson said...

I love shopping at Target!! They have all my families favorite brands in on store!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

So many great products! This sounds like a really neat challenge. I've used quite a few of these products myself! - jeanine

Alicia said...

So many cool products! I'm going to have to try that paper mask...I love that brand but haven't seen that product. Looks like it would be great for the dry skin that accompanies the colder months.

Rebecca Bryant said...

What aa awesome box of products. i like getting cool products in the mail to try. Off to check this out.

April Hammond said...

What a great assortment of products that are good for us and the environment! I have yet to try Tom's toothpaste, but really want to. I am going to have to check out that scent soap at Target!

Brianne Manz said...

I am such a huge fan of Target's Made to Matter brands. We use almost all of them in our home!

rochelle said...

Those are nice

Thinking Outside The Sandbox said...

I think it is great that companies are working to be better and do better. This is the way it should have always been.

Tonya @ The Traveling Praters said...

I use many of these brands and products on a daily basis. Glad to see that I can find them at Target when I need them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a lot of cool stuff in one bag. Organic and healthy are a bonus.

Kenya G. Johnson blogger of A Storytelling Publication said...

Love the goodie bag contents. I'll refer to this post next time I'm in Target. I'm intrigued by the Mrs. Meyers so I'm going to click over to read more.

Christine Tatum said...

I accept this challenge. I love Target and will be visiting them soon!

Jess Holmes said...

Love Target and everything to do with them. I actually use most of these products too!

Louise Bishop said...

I love targets healthy products. I buy them all the time especially for my kids because they matter the most to me.

Kita Bryant said...

I don't get to shop at Target often but I am always hearing about how awesome their products are. I need to go there more.

Shannon Graham said...

They even have makeup products that are healthy?! That's just too awesome!

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

These are some of my favorite brands. I like that Target is pushing brands to do better!

~ Noelle said...

I want that bag :)
The SUJA is a biggie, it was so good when I tried it.
Also the face masks.. I have a big desire to try them out... Like for real! So glad that you shared with us I hope more companies take note and follow with making things better for us all!

Lena B said...

Those are some of my favorite brands! Especially the baby food - my son loves it!

April Mims said...

I love that companies are trying to make healthier products. Target always has a good selection of healthy options.

Nicole Escat said...

I heard so many great things about shopping at target. I want to shop there too and I love this challenge.

Denise Comeau said...

I love seeing that Target carries all of those brands. I might actually try shopping there now.

Mariana said...

Oh how I love Target, and this new initiative! Those are some great products!

ana de jesus said...

This is a brilliant initiative for Target to employ. I like the sound of the pumpkin clove soap.

Colette S said...

That is a nice bunch of stuff. I do like target.

Marielle Altenor said...

What a great selections of products! I love the concept of "Made to Matter!" Every brand should join this!

Aziel Morte said...

What a good challenge and these are all a great brands