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

PLAY! By Sephora Review: July 2017

Hello, Beauty Gurus!

It’s that time again! My PLAY! By Sephora box has arrived, so let’s dive on in!

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

“Beauty Staycation” is the theme for the July 2017 PLAY! box!

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

The July PLAY! BOOK includes lots of beauty and skincare tips for when you’re on vacation or just relaxing at home.

My favorite travel tip is packing your compacts with cotton rounds so the powder doesn’t break in transit! I’m definitely doing that the next time I go on a trip! A broken compact (spilled all over your pants) is guaranteed to ruin ANY day! 🙁

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

Here’s a look at the July PLAY! BOOK. The “How to use/How to apply” section is my favorite each month. Sometimes, I just really need to be told exactly how to use a product! Don’t you?

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

Box Contents:

  • Bobbi Brown – Eye Opening Mascara
  • Fresh – Rose Face Mask
  • Briogeo – Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray
  • Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick – Set Sail
  • Caudalie – Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum
  • Clean Reserve – Sueded Oud
  • Drawstring Bag

Bobbi Brown - PLAY! By Sephora Review: July 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Bobbi Brown – Eye Opening Mascara

I love a good mascara sample! I’ve received so many since subscribing to my first subscription box that I won’t need to buy any for a long, long time! Sometimes, I still do though! 🙂

This is my second Bobbi Brown mascara sample. I also have the Smoky Eye Mascara.  Between the two, I prefer the Smokey Eye.

As you can see in the photo above, the Eye Opening Mascara is very chunky, which makes it hard for me to apply. There’s very little space between the handle and the spooli, so it’s hard to coat all my lashes without getting some product on my face. I don’t imagine that would be a problem with the full-size mascara though!

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

Fresh – Rose Face Mask

I love Fresh so trying their products is always fun for me!

I’m not usually a face mask person, but I decided to give this one a go! I’ve already used it twice now.

This mask has more of a gel texture, so it’s super easy to wash off without making a huge mess. I’ve been putting it on after I get out of the shower and leaving it on while I brush my teeth and clean my makeup sponge. So far, it’s working out pretty well.

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

Briogeo – Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

I’m a HUGE believer in leave-in conditioner. I use it every, single night!

I use conditioner for two things. One is obviously conditioning and the other is as a detangler. This Briogeo conditioner works wonderfully to condition my hair but doesn’t work so well at detangling.

I do think it’ll work pretty well after I use my favorite Briogeo hair mask though. I meant to try them together the other night but completely forgot until after applied a different conditioner!

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

Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick – Set Sail

I love Tarte lipsticks! I keep one in my purse (along with five other lip products!) at all times.

When I first saw the color of this lipstick, I didn’t think the dark nude shade was for me. However, after applying, I’ve decided that I love it! It’s a great natural, neutral shade for everyday wear.

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

Caudalie – Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum

I may only be 23 years old, but I’m a big fan of wrinkle cream! It’s never too early to start preventing wrinkles, right?!

I’ve been out of my usual wrinkle cream for a few weeks now (whoopsie!), so this sample couldn’t have come at a better time!

I love how this serum smells. It has a very earthy, planty scent like it came straight from the garden! Very nice!

Clean Reserve - PLAY! By Sephora Review: July 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Clean Reserve – Sueded Oud

Surprisingly enough, I like the way this month’s fragrance sample smells! I still probably won’t wear it though. Perfume wafting all around doesn’t usually end well for me.

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

How cute is this month’s gingham bag?! I am ALL about it!

“Glamp out!” is pretty cute too!

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

I’m pretty pleased with the majority of this month’s products!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! By Sephora?!

What do you think of your July box?

<3 Natalie


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

Julep Maven Review & Coupon – May 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Maven review!

IMG_0421If you want to receive a fun box of goodies each month like I do, click here!

IMG_0458“Set Sail” is the theme for May.  There are lots of fun colors featured this month!

IMG_0428Box Contents:

  • Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – 5th Avenue & Broadway
  • Shelby – Classic with a Twist – Navy Ink Crème
  • Amanda – Classic with a Twist – Pink Dahlia Crème
  • Coupon
  • Saltwater Taffy

Add-Ons:

  • Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – Coconuts & Cabanas
  • Moni – Boho Glam – Coastal Blue Crème
  • It’s Balm (Plush Pout) – Fuchsia Berry Crème

Free Gift:

  • Doublestep Foot Treatment & Friction Stick

IMG_0432Amanda – Classic with a Twist – Pink Dahlia Crème

You can never have too many pink nail polishes!  Amanda is perfect for summer and every other season too!  I can definitely see myself wearing this polish all the time!

Shelby – Classic with a Twist – Navy Ink Crème

This polish is very pretty! I think I’ll paint it on my toes soon!

Moni – Boho Glam – Coastal Blue Crème

Moni is so fun for summer!  I have it painted on my fingernails right now, and I love it!  It’s very bright and very cheerful!

IMG_0437Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – 5th Avenue & Broadway

I love eye shadow, so I was super excited when I found out that it was the featured beauty product this month!  I was so excited that I bought two!

5th Avenue & Broadway is perfect for everyday wear.  My favorite eye shadows are champagne colored, so this duo is perfect for me!

IMG_0444Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – Coconuts & Cabanas

Coconuts & Cabanas is much more pigmented than 5th Avenue & Broadway, so it’ll be better for nighttime wear.

I wasn’t expecting this shadow to be more pigmented than the other one, so I got it all over the place the first time I applied it!  Whoopsie daisy!

IMG_0447It’s Balm (Plush Pout) – Fuchsia Berry Crème

I loved the Plush Pout I received in my September box, so I decided to get another one this month.

IMG_0449I went with fuchsia berry this month, and I love it!  The color is fantastic and super long wearing!

IMG_0464Doublestep Foot Treatment & Friction Stick

Julep has a promotion that if you add on three or more items to your monthly box, you receive a free gift.  Since I added on three items this month, I got a gift!

I’m a religious user of Band-Aid Friction Block, so I know I’ll get lots of use out of this product.

I’ve been using it for it’s treatment benefits for the last few days, and so far, it’s working great!

IMG_0461Here’s the coupon code and quote for May.

As usual, the coupon is good for two uses and expires May 31st.

What did you think of the May collection?!

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