POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 Review

It’s been months since my last subscription box review! That’s entirely too long to go without a surprise box of goodies on my doorstep! Therefore, I am so happy to be back again today with this POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 review! I’m so excited for this box and review! Are you?

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As I mentioned above, it’s been months since my last POPSUGAR Must Have review! That’s because POPSUGAR recently switched from a monthly subscription service to a quarterly one! From now on, you can expect my reviews to pop up every three months or so! Enough talking. Let’s get to it!

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Box contents:

  • Beauty by POPSUGAR – Be the Boss Lip Gloss: Time After Time
  • Eberjey – Wrap Robe
  • Sunday Riley – C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
  • Lele Sadoughi – Circle Garland Earring
  • Sphynx – 3-in-1 Portable Razor
  • Mela Artisans – Concha Round Box
  • Ahmad Tea of London – Fruit & Herb Selection
  • Mrs. Meyer’s – Lavender Hand Sanitizer
  • Mrs. Meyer’s – Lemon Verbena Bar Soap
  • Propel – Watermelon Powder

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Beauty by POPSUGAR – Be the Boss Lip Gloss: Time After Time – Retail Value $18

I was very pleased to see a POPSUGAR beauty item in this box, especially since they recently launched the line! The gloss is a neutral color, which is great! Many times, when lip colors are included in subscription boxes, they’re the most ridiculous shades.

I love the consistency of the gloss and the color payoff! So pretty and natural. This gloss will be added to my revolving rotation of lip colors!

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Eberjey – Wrap Robe – Retail Value $88

This robe is incredibly soft! The blush pink with navy ribbing is feminine and pretty.

I can see myself lounging around the house on Sundays, sitting on the couch, and enjoying a cup of tea while wearing it! So comfy!

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Sunday Riley – C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum – Retail Value $85

I’ve heard lots of great things about Sunday Riley products, so I was very excited to give the C.E.O, Brightening Serum a try. I’ve been using this serum for several days now and really like it! It smells fantastic – like an explosion of oranges!

Because of the hefty price tag, I don’t see myself repurchasing. I’ll reconsider if I find the serum to be life changing though!

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Lele Sadoughi – Circle Garland Earring – Retail Value $98

These earrings are beautiful! I love the length and all the different colored stones!

I’ve worn them a few times now and love the way they look when paired with black dresses and tops. The stones really pop!

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Sphynx – 3-in-1 Portable Razor – Retail Value $14.99

How neat is this shaving kit? It includes a spray bottle, a shea butter shave bar, and two razor blades. How convenient is that? It’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time!

I haven’t tested it out yet, because I want to save it for an emergency. I’m sure you understand!

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Mela Artisans – Concha Round Box – Retail Value $60

This box is absolutely gorgeous! The shell top is just stunning and pairs very well with the wooden bottom.

I’m going to keep this on my dresser with little treasures or keepsakes inside.

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Ahmad Tea of London – Fruit & Herb Selection – Retail Value $4.50

This is the yummy tea I’ll be drinking while wearing the snuggly robe above!

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Mrs. Meyer’s – Lavender Hand Sanitizer – Special Extra

I just ran out of hand sanitizer at my desk, so this couldn’t have come at a better time!

The scent is subtle and perfect for the workplace. I wouldn’t want to annoy the people around me with any strong smells.

Mrs. Meyer’s – Lemon Verbena Bar Soap – Special Extra

I haven’t opened the bar soap yet, because I’m saving it to use at my kitchen sink. I’ve smelled it through the wrapper though, and it smells great! Fresh and clean!

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Propel – Watermelon Powder – Special Extra

I don’t do a lot of exercise, so I won’t be getting full use of this product. However, I’m planning to keep it at my desk at work to drink when I don’t feel like drinking plain water. Watermelon water will be a nice change of pace!

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The POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 box has a total retail value of over $368.49. That’s incredible!

The quarterly box is about double the price of the old, monthly box but the retail value is almost double! I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 box! The selection and value of the items is greater than what I was expecting, so I can’t wait to see what the fall box has in store!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR?

What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 box?


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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2018 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2018

Hello, hello!

It’s time for my monthly POPSUGAR Must Have review! I’m sad to say that this will be my last monthly review. Not because I’m unsubscribing but because POPSUGAR is changing to a quarterly box. That means I’ll be doing a review every three months or so.

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Box Contents:

  • K. Hall Designs – Peony Jar Candle
  • TokyoMilk – Anthemonessa No. 84 Shea Butter Handcreme
  • Nima Oberoi Lunares – Heart Vase
  • Droga Chocolates – Money on Honey – Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Crispy
  • La Soula Jewelry – Universal Love Bracelet
  • TokyoMilk – French Kiss No. 15 Parfum
  • Stella Artois – Limited Edition Chalices

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K. Hall Designs – Peony Jar Candle – Retail Value $26

Over the last few months, POPSUGAR has added quite a few candles to my collection! I’m not complaining though! I love a good candle!

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TokyoMilk – Anthemonessa No. 84 Shea Butter Handcreme – Retail Value $22

I use hand cream every single night before bed, so I’m always pumped when I get a tube in a subscription box!

The packaging is absolutely stunning! The scent is pretty great too! Very light and girly!

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Nima Oberoi Lunares – Heart Vase – Retail Value $49

This vase is simple but chic! I don’t have a place for it now, but I’m sure I will soon!

P.S. How awkward is it to photograph things that are reflective?! #SuperAwkward

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Droga Chocolates – Money on Honey – Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Crispy – Retail Value $4.99

Chocolate with caramel is one of my favorite types of chocolate! Dark chocolate isn’t at the top of my list, but it’s pretty good in this honey caramel and rice crispy combo!

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La Soula Jewelry – Universal Love Bracelet – Retail Value $39

Another simple and chic item! POPSUGAR let us pick between gold and silver this month, and I went with silver. Since I picked gold before, I decided to mix it up this month!

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TokyoMilk – French Kiss No. 15 Parfum – Retail Value $30

I’m pretty sensitive to smells on my body. Super scented hand creams bother me and the same goes for perfumes.

I like the fragrance of this perfume, but I don’t think I could handle wearing it! I have a friend that’s interested so I will be gifting this to her!

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Stella Artois – Limited Edition Chalices – Special Extra

For each one of these glasses sold, Stella Artois and water.org will provide five years’ worth of clean water for someone in need, which is pretty cool!

I understand and appreciate the charity aspect of the glasses, but I’m just not sure what I’m going to do with them. The person I had them in mind for doesn’t want them! I guess I’ll just have to think of someone else then!

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The total retail value of this box is $170.99, which isn’t too shabby for a $40 box!

However,  I’m a little disappointed in the February box. Because of the switch from monthly to quarterly, I thought POPSUGAR would have an incredible, final monthly. I just don’t think that’s the case with this box though. Nothing about it really WOWs me. 🙁

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?

What do you think of the February box? What do you think of the switch from monthly to quarterly?

I’ll be back again in a few months with my first quarterly box review!

 <3 Natalie

 

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to test the October products for a little while longer this month, so I pushed back my review until the last possible moment!

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“Complexion Companions” is the theme for the October box! All of this month’s products (aside from the fragrance sample) are complexion-related.

This month’s PLAY!BOOK features an adorable “get ready with me” series full of tips and tricks to prepare your face for the day.

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Box Contents:

  • Becca – First Light Filter Face Primer
  • Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
  • Laura Mercier – Translucent Powder
  • Cover FX – Custom Enhancer Drops
  • Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Skin Booster
  • Chanel – Gabrielle Chanel
  • Drawstring Bag

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Becca – First Light Filter Face Primer

You know me well enough by now to know how much I love trying new primers!

This Becca primer is the prettiest shade of lilac and is very thin and lightweight. The primer is so light that I actually think the bottle feels half empty.

There’s nothing that excites me about this primer (aside from the color!) I don’t love it enough to by the full size, but I will be finishing up this little tube.

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Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in R230

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I pulled this foundation sample out of my PLAY! bag. If you watched my IG Story a few weeks ago, you can attest that I was very pleased!

One of the two foundations that I currently switch off between each day is actually Make Up For Ever Ultra HD. I’ve been using it for several years now and absolutely love the formula and the coverage!

Unfortunately, the shade I received in this month’s box doesn’t work for me. However, my PLAY!BOOK says that I can go into a Sephora store with my PLAY!PASS and get a sample that’s just right for me! (I wear shade Y235.) That is fantastic news!

Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Skin Booster

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I put off writing this review for a week or so because I wanted to really get an in-depth feel for a few of the products. This skin booster was one of the products that I needed a little more time with.

My PLAY!BOOK says that this product is “a skin-perfecting serum that plumps, smooths, and hydrates your skin for flawless makeup application.”

I’ve used the skin booster several times and haven’t noticed any difference in my makeup application. I think this might be one of those products that just doesn’t work for me.

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Laura Mercier – Translucent Powder

A few months back, I went on a mission to find my new, favorite setting powder. I used the Urban Decay loose powder for years and LOVED it. Over the last few years, it’s become increasingly difficult to find. Because of that, I decided to abandon ship and find a powder that worked just as well but was easier to come by.

While on that mission, I tried the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder.  I thought it was going to be my new favorite, but alas, I was wrong. This powder is a little chunkier and perhaps slightly more moist than I would like.

Eventually, I settled on the bareminerals Mineral Veil loose powder. Their powder is nice and fine and perfectly suits my needs.

Even though I didn’t find the Laura Mercier powder to be my favorite, I’ll still save this sample and use it in a pinch!

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Cover FX – Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight

Cover FX drops have interested me for months now. I heard about their Custom Cover Drops at an in-store PLAY! event and have wanted to try them ever since.

These drops are slightly different but are still the same idea. All you have to do is add a few drops to your foundation and then apply to the areas of your face where you’d like a little highlight.

I’m not the best at highlighting my face. I usually stay away from contouring products, because I don’t want to accidentally make myself look like a clown! However, these drops were super easy to use! I’m going to save them for special events when I want to add a little extra glow to my face.

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Chanel – Gabrielle Chanel

You know by now that perfume and I don’t get along! 😉

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Sephora is at again with the adorable doodles! <3

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Sephora did a fantastic job this month of picking a theme and sticking to it!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of your October box?

<3 Natalie


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PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017

Hello, friends!

I hope you all are having a great week so far! Mine is shaping up to be a pretty good one! Starting it off with a PLAY! by Sephora review is always fun!

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“Fall Into Beauty” is the theme for the September 2017 box. Quite fitting since fall just officially began!

This month’s PLAY!BOOK is full of tips and tricks for transitioning your beauty/hair/skincare routines to fall. Lots of great tips this month!

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Box Contents:

  • Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
  • stila – Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
  • DevaCurl – Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask
  • Laura Mercier – Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Happy
  • belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
  • Giorgio Armani – Acque di Gioia
  • Drawstring Bag

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Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

Y’all have probably figured out by now that I’m a lover of Benefit Cosmetics. I use their moisturizer every single day and one of their primers several days a week.

You probably also know that I don’t do much (anything actually) with my eyebrows. I have thick brows, so I never feel the need to fill them. Even if I wanted to, this shade of brow gel is a little too dark for me.

My sister-in-law has darker hair, so I’m going to see if she’d like to give this product a try!

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stila – Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Another thing I’m sure you’ve noticed is that I rarely wear eye liner. I have the hardest time applying it, so I usually only wear it for special events.

My mom uses this particular eye liner every day, so she’s happy to take this sample off my hands!

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DevaCurl – Melt Into Moisture Match Butter Conditioning Mask

One thing I do love? Hair masks! I discovered my love of hair masks in a POPSUGAR Must Have box many moons ago!

Because of their brand name (devaCURL), I always thought that all their products were for curly-haired girls. As a straight-haired curl, I don’t have much use for curly products.

I am happy (ECSTATIC, actually) to report that this hair mask is INCREDIBLE!! I’ve used it twice now and have been so impressed with the results. One of my good friends told me that my hair looked “the best she’d ever seen it” after I used this mask!

I worked a quarter-size amount into my hair after shampooing. I went about my shower (about seven minutes) and then rinsed and combed it through. I slept with it wet and brushed it the next morning. TA-DA! The best hair ever!

I will definitely be purchasing a full-size bottle once this sample is empty.

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Laura Mercier – Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Happy

Another thing I love? Lipstick! There’s just something about lip color!

I’m not sure if you can see it, but this lipstick has tiny shimmers in it. That scared me a little at first. I don’t particularly love glitter on my lips. However, once the lipstick is applied, you can’t really see the glitter! Woohoo!! That makes me very happy! 😉

“Happy” is a warm fuschia color that’s quite fun! It’s bright, but I like it! I think this color is better suited for spring/summer instead of winter/fall though.

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belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

One of my friends really likes this cream, so I was excited to give it a try. I’m always wary of breaking out when I try new moisturizers. Thankfully, this one agreed with my skin!

Although it agreed with me, there’s nothing super exciting about it for me. There’s nothing bad about the product. I just prefer my Benefit moisturizer.

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Giorgio Armani – Acque di Gioia

Another month. Another fragrance sample.

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The drawstring bag for September is super fancy and satiny. It’s a pretty color too! My sister-in-law took the last satiny bag, so maybe I’ll manage to hang on to this one for a bit! 🙂

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September was a decent month for me! The lipstick is great, and I LOVE the hair mask!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of your September box?

<3 Natalie


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PLAY! By Sephora Review: August 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

PLAY! By Sephora Review: August 2017

Hello, hello!

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! 🙂

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The August 2017 box revolves around the Elements of Beauty.

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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!

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Box Contents:

  • 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

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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. 🙂

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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! 🙂

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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!

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The August bag is quirky and cute! I’m a glasses-wearer, so I appreciate the red specs! 🙂

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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!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! By Sephora?!

What do you think of your August box?

<3 Natalie

PLAY! by Sephora Review: January 2017

Hello everyone!

My PLAY! by Sephora box has arrived, and I’m excited to share it with you!

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The theme for January is “Beauty, Set, Go.”

A fun, little “fresh start” “girl on-the-go” kind of thing!

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Box Contents:

  • tarte – FRXXXTION Stick
  • OUAI – Treatment Masque
  • Tory Burch – Love Relentlessly
  • Youth to the People – Kale + Spinach + Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cream
  • Clinique – Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
  • AmorePacific – Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
  • Drawstring Bag

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tarte – FRXXXTION Stick

I’ve never seen face cleanser in a stick form before.  I think the stick form is pretty cool!  When cleanser comes in a bottle, I inevitably end up dumping a little on the floor at some point. Since this soap is in stick form, that’ll never happen.  How handy!!

I’ve never tried a charcoal cleanser before, so the black color of the soap was new for me.  It was rather fun!  I actually saw the tip of my nose turning black, so I hopped out of the shower so I could see what my entire face looked like! 🙂

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OUAI – Treatment Masque

Since receiving the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair mask several months ago, I’ve fallen in love with hair masks!

I enjoy trying new things (as evidenced by my love of subscription boxes), so I was quite intrigued when I saw this hair mask in my box.

I was rather surprised when my PLAY! BOOK said that one treatment could end up using the entire sample bottle.  I don’t like the idea that you may only get one use out of a sample.  It seems like a bit of a waste to me.  How can you accurately judge whether or not you like a product or whether a product likes you off of one application?  Luckily, I only ended up using about half for my first treatment.

My hair feels very soft today, but I think I like my Briogeo mask better.  I don’t end up using nearly as much product, and I get the same results.

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Tory Burch – Love Relentlessly

My nose has been rather stuffed up recently, so I haven’t been able to tell whether or not I like this fragrance! 🙁

However, I do really like the pink and gold packaging!

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Youth to the People – Kale + Spinach + Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cream

This moisturizer is very light and agrees well with my skin.

I had a problem last week with a moisturizer that was too heavy for me (uh oh!) and am very glad that this one is light.  I also like that it’s anti-aging!  It’s never too early to start preventing wrinkles!! 🙂

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Clinique – Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

Clinique is actually the first makeup brand I ever tried, and I used it for many, many years.  I still use them for the majority of my skincare.

Throughout the years, I’ve received tons and tons of free samples of Black Honey, but hadn’t ever really given it a try until now.

The lipstick appears to be quite dark but is actually very light once it’s applied.  It slightly enhances my natural lip color and is quite pretty.  It’s perfect for everyday wear!

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AmorePacific – Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

I’ve been waiting for a foundation/BB/CC cream sample to come in my box!  Unfortunately, neither of these colors worked for me.  I have very fair skin, and both of these were just a little too dark for me.

That’s okay though.  I know how difficult it must be to match the skin tone of each and every subscriber that Sephora has.

I do like that this sample came with two colors though.  I’m sure it worked out for many people!

This month’s drawstring bag is plastic on the front and mesh on the back.

The quote is, “Sweat is just another way to glow.”

This bag and quote definitely goes with the theme for the month, but I am not a fan.

That’s okay though.  I’ve been subscribing for nine months now, and this is the first bag I have truly disliked.  I’m actually glad I don’t like it, because I won’t feel bad when I throw it away! I like all the other month’s bag, so I haven’t thrown a single one away yet!

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January wasn’t my favorite month of PLAY! by Sephora, but I do like a few of the products.

I’m going to tuck the Clinique lipstick in my purse and finish off the hair mask sometime this week!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of your January box?

<3 Natalie

 

 

PLAY! by Sephora Review: August 2016

Hi everyone!

As some of you may know, I was on vacation all last week, so I’m a teensy bit late with my PLAY! review this month!  Only by one day though!  That’s not too bad! 🙂

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“The Eye Openers” is the theme for the August box!

Most of this month’s products revolve around the eyes! What a fun theme!  I hope they do a lip theme soon! 🙂

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Along with reading my PLAY!BOOK each month, I also watch Sephora’s unboxing video to learn even more about the featured products!

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Box Contents:

  • Make Up For Ever – Artist Shadow in I-544
  • Clean – Reserve Blonde Rose
  • Caudalie – Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm
  • Urban Decay – Perversion Mascara
  • Lancôme – Énergie De Vie – Smoothing & Glowing Liquid Care Moisturizer
  • Sephora Collection – Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof – Flirting Game
  • Drawstring Bag

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Make Up For Ever – Artist Shadow in I-544

I use Make Up For Ever  foundation every single day, but I haven’t tried any of their eye shadows until now!

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Every box came with this pink granite shadow sample! So pretty!

This shadow is a little too dark to wear all over my lids, but I really like it as an eyeliner!  I don’t wear eyeliner often, but when I do, I typically use darker eye shadows and apply them with an angled brush.

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Clean – Reserve Blonde Rose

I have yet to make a final decision on whether or not I like this fragrance!  I think I like it from afar but not when it’s too close.  Does that make sense?!  Maybe not!  One spray isn’t bad, but I think it could quickly become overwhelming!

If I can remember, I’m going to try to wear it tomorrow and see how it goes!

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Caudalie – Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm

I’ve been needing to buy eye cream for a long time now, so I was very pleased when I saw this in my box!  Now I can put off buying eye cream for even longer!

I’ve heard great things about Caudalie products, and so far, I’m a fan!  Who knows?! When I finally get around to buying eye cream, I may just purchase this one!

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Urban Decay – Perversion Mascara

I love Urban Decay and use many of their products.  Perversion mascara isn’t one of my favorites though.

I’ve received samples in other subscription boxes and have even bought the full size before.  After buying the full size, I realized that this mascara isn’t for me!  I think it’s a little too wet, and I always end up with it all around my eyes! 🙁

I gave it to my sister-in-law for her to try!  Hopefully, she’ll like it more than I did!

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Lancôme – Énergie De Vie – Smoothing & Glowing Liquid Care Moisturizer

I didn’t realize how liquidy this moisturizer was until I spilled a good portion of it on the floor when I went to use it for the first time!  I know, I’m a dork! Oh well!

Once I cleaned up the floor, I applied the moisturizer, and I like it!  Its liquid formula is quite a bit different than the moisturizers I’m used to!  I probably won’t end up purchasing this item, but I will definitely finish off the sample!  That won’t be too difficult for me, since I spilled a lot of it! 🙂

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Sephora Collection – Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof – Flirting Game

As I mentioned above, I don’t wear eyeliner that often.  However, I can see myself using this taupe color more often than I would any of the black liners I own.  The taupe is subtle and will go very well with my blue eyes!

If I wasn’t so shaky and could see better, I would wear eyeliner more often.  Maybe one day soon I will master the art of applying it!  Maybe! Probably not though! 🙂

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The drawstring bags just keep getting cuter and cuter!

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All in all, the August, PLAY! by Sephora box was pretty great for me!  I will use the majority of these products!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of the August box?

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