PLAY! by Sephora Review: September 2016

Hello everyone!

My PLAY! by Sephora box arrived a few days ago, and I can’t wait to share all my new goodies with you!


I love Sephora’s packaging!  They always knock it out of the park!


September’s theme: The Unbasic Basics


As you know, I love me some product doodles! 🙂

I love reading all of the tips and tricks that Sephora includes in their PLAY!BOOK each month!  I also enjoy watching their monthly video.  Check it out!


Box Contents:

  • Sephora Collection – Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Spell
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Gel
  • Ole Henriksen – Sheer Transformation
  • Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner in Trooper
  • Atelier Cologne – Sud Magnolia
  • Living Proof – Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector
  • Drawstring bag


Sephora Collection – Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Spell

Lip products are one of my favorite things to sample, so I was very excited when I pulled this out of the fabric bag!

Love Spell is a very light, natural pink color.  I think it might be a little too natural for me though.  When applied, I can’t see much difference between this lip color and my lips!  Maybe I’m not applying enough or maybe this just isn’t lip color for me!  We will see!


Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Gel

I know tons of people are all about brows right now, but I’m not one of them. I don’t actually do anything to my eyebrows except pluck them.

My sister-in-law has been wanting to try some Anastasia products, so I knew she’d want to give this gel a try.  I gave it to her several days ago, and she was so excited!  I’m sure she’ll get way more use out of it than I would have.


Ole Henriksen – Sheer Transformation

I received some Ole Henriksen makeup wipes several years ago in another subscription service, but unfortunately, they were so strongly scented that I couldn’t use them.

Thankfully, this moisturizer is unscented, and I like it quite a bit. It’s lightweight, and I have no worries about it irritating my skin.  That’s always a plus!


Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner in Trooper

As a mentioned last month, I’m not a big eye liner user.

I love the idea of liquid liners, but I’m just to shaky and unpredictable to be trusted with them.  I actually have a few liquid liners, and when I’m feeling really brave, I do bring them out and give them a whirl.  That doesn’t happen often though!

Like the Anastasia product above, I gave this liner to my sister-in law!  She tried it out right away.  She wasn’t in love with the thickness though.  She would’ve preferred a little thicker of a line from the get go.  However, she did love how much control she had over the application!


Atelier Cologne – Sud Magnolia

This is the second Atelier Cologne I’ve received since subscribing to PLAY! in May.  I like the brand and the scents, but I’m surprised that they repeated a brand so soon.

I love that they include a postcard with their fragrance.  That really adds a little something to the product and packaging!


Living Proof – Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector

I’ve really been enjoying new hair products recently, so I was pretty excited when I saw this in my box.  One huge plus to this product is that you can use it with damp hair.  I shower at night, so I don’t like products that require you to wash them off/out in the morning!

Perfect Hair Day reminds me quite a bit of Don’t Despair! Repair, which I’ve now received in both POPSUGAR and PLAY!  I love Don’t Despair! Repair, so I’m quite alright with the products being similar!


I always look forward to the drawstring bag each month!  I love every new design!

The little, pink lipstick is just too cute! 🙂


I did end up giving away two of this month’s products, but I’m okay with that!  I really like the products that I’m left with!

If you haven’t noticed, I am a little particular about some things, so I do end up giving quite a few subscription box items away every few months!  My friends always enjoy it when I declutter! 🙂

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of the September box?

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Ipsy Review – February 2015

Hi guys!

It’s time for my monthly Ipsy review! IMG_8413My pretty, pink envelope! IMG_8419The theme for February is “#ipsyLove.”

The pattern of the February makeup bag isn’t my favorite, but I love the shape!  It’s much better than some of the other bags I’ve received. IMG_8423Bag contents:

  • CARGO Cosmetics – Mini Lip Gloss
  • ModelCo – BLUSH Cheek Powder
  • “Pencil Me In” Cosmetics – Natural Eye Liner Pencil
  • Hey Honey – Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask
  • Eva NYC – Up All Night Volumizing Spray

IMG_8443CARGO Cosmetics – Mini Lip Gloss – Anguilla

I like the formula of this lip gloss but not the color. The pink is too light and reminds me of a frosted lip! (Yikes!)

The gloss has a very light, fruity scent that I kind of enjoy! IMG_8434ModelCo – BLUSH Cheek Powder – Peach Bellini

I really like the peach color of this blush. The powder is pretty soft and has nice pigmentation.

The only problem with the pigmentation is it’s too pigmented for me.  I have very fair skin and one swipe of powder on my blush brush was too much for me! IMG_8438“Pencil Me In” Cosmetics – Natural Eye Liner Pencil – Amethyst

Do a lot of people wear purple eye liner?  I don’t think so but Ipsy does.  Maybe they know something I don’t!

I don’t wear eyeliner very often and when I do, I don’t wear purple.  I don’t see myself ever using this product. IMG_8442One positive to this product is the attached sharpener! That’s super handy! IMG_8452Hey Honey – Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask

I’m not very adventurous when it comes to skincare, and face masks kind of scare me!  Because of that, I won’t be trying this product.

That being said, this mask has a very light and fresh scent! IMG_8425Eva NYC – Up All Night Volumizing Spray

I’m very low maintenance when it comes to my hair, so I don’t use many hair products.  Leave-in conditioner is as exciting as it gets for me!

I love the product label design!  So pretty and sophisticated looking!

I also really like the scent of this spray.  It’s fresh and light just like the mask above! IMG_8450The February bag was mostly a miss for me! 🙁

Did you receive a February Glam Bag?!

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