It’s always an exciting day when my PLAY! By Sephora box arrives! I do my best to avoid any and all spoilers each month. I love for my PLAY! and POPSUGAR boxes to be complete surprises! 🙂
The August 2017 box revolves around the Elements of Beauty.
This month’s PLAY!BOOK has an adorable periodic table of all the different ingredients that can be found in beauty products. It lists the ingredient, in which product(s) it can be found, and what it’s best for. How neat is that? I’ve learned a lot from looking at this little table!
- beautyblender – beautyblender micro mini
- Clinique – HIM Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo
- Hourglass – Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell
- Korres – Golden Krokus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum
- Alterna Haircare – CAVIAR – Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist
- Burberry – My Burberry Black
- Drawstring bag
beautyblender – beautyblender micro mini
Beautyblenders are the best! I’ve been using the full-size one for years and love the way it applies my foundation. I was so excited when I pulled this little, cutie out of my bag!
Once you add water, the blender grows quite a bit. It’s still pretty tiny though so gripping it while applying your concealer is a little awkward! I’ll still be using it though. 🙂
Clinique – HIM Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo
I’ve been using Clinique makeup for years. It’s actually the first real makeup I ever used! I have sensitive skin (as I’m sure you know by now!), so all their products work really well for me!
I haven’t used a mascara+primer product in years, so I wasn’t really sure about this product. Surprisingly (at least to me), I LOVE it!! The primer goes on really nicely and my lashes are long and soft after it’s all said and done. I will definitely be using this duo until the bitter end!
Hourglass – Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell
I’ve never used a stick foundation before, so I was quite intrigued when I pulled this out of my bag.
At first, I was concerned that the shade might be too dark, but I actually think it works well on me. I don’t, however, like how much product you have to use to cover your face. I applied the foundation two times and still felt like I needed a little more for the right amount of coverage.
I think what I’m going to do is save this foundation to use as a concealer when I have a particularly stubborn blemish!
Korres – Golden Krokus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum
I LOVE a good anti-wrinkle product, so I’m always pleased when I get them in my subscription boxes. Unfortunately, this serum isn’t for me. After one use, my face broke out in lots and lots of places. Yikes!!
Because of that, I will have to find another home for this guy!
Alterna Haircare – CAVIAR – Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist
I’m a big fan of Alterna hair products. I’ve been using their leave-in conditioner for many, many years now. I also love their heat protecting spray.
This product is for blow-dried hair (which I never do), so I gave it to my mom to test out. She likes it a lot! She has thin hair, so she often worries about the weight of the hair products she’s using. This spray is very light, so it works really well for her. Also, it smells wonderful! 🙂
Burberry – My Burberry Black
If you’ve read any of my PLAY! reviews before, then you know I’m not big on fragrances. So there’s nothing new on the perfume front this month!
The August bag is quirky and cute! I’m a glasses-wearer, so I appreciate the red specs! 🙂
August was a so-so month for me. I will gets lots of use out of the mascara and the beautyblender, but not so much out of the other products. That’s okay though. You can’t win them all!
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What do you think of your August box?