PLAY! by Sephora Review: May 2017

Hello, hello!

My tracking is always off for the PLAY! by Sephora box, so it’s always a surprise when it pops up in my mailbox!  I love mail, especially surprise mail, so I’m okay with it!

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Sephora did something fun with this month’s PLAY! BOOK! I love learning new things about my favorite stores!

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Unfortunately, my favorite doodles didn’t make an appearance this month! Hopefully, they’ll be back again next month!

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Box Contents:

  • NUDESTIX – Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone
  • Skin Laundry – Gentle Foaming Wash
  • Belif – Hungarian Water Essence
  • Trèstique – Highlight + Perfect Multipurpose Stick in Maldives Luminescent
  • Rahua – Omega 9 Hair Mask
  • Tocca – Stella
  • Envelope Bag

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NUDESTIX – Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone

As you know, I love receiving lip colors in my subscription boxes! As soon as I pulled this lip color from my box, I was skeptical.  It’s a dark brown color, which I find a tad odd.  I applied it and thought it made me look a little like death! I have very fair skin, and brown is so not my color! 🙂

One of my best friends also subscribes to PLAY! and described this lipstick at chocolate on her lips!! How funny is that?!

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Skin Laundry – Gentle Foaming Wash

I’d never heard of this brand before receiving it in my box.  A friend of mine had though and said it was pretty good! I’m very pleased with the size of this sample! It comes with more than enough product for you to form an honest opinion of it before you use it all up!

My skin has been a tad itchy and irritated these last few days.  I’m not sure if it’s from this cleanser or one of the other products in my box this month.

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Belif – Hungarian Water Essence

This product really intrigued me!  Hungarian water essence?! Doesn’t that just sound interesting!

As I mentioned above, my skin has been itchy and irritated this last week, so it’s either this product or the cleanser above that’s causing the problem. I’m going to wait a few weeks and then try these products individually to see which one is causing the irritation.

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Trèstique – Highlight + Perfect Multipurpose Stick in Maldives Luminescent

As you probably know by now, I don’t contour my face at all. Instead of using this as a highlighter, I’m using it as a multipurpose stick.  I’ve been applying it as eye shadow for the last few days and love the color!  It’s the prettiest champagne pink. Exactly what I like to use on my eyes!

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Rahua – Omega 9 Hair Mask

I discovered my favorite hair mask in a PLAY! box last summer. Before subscribing to this box, I’d never tried a hair mask before.

My favorite mask is from Briogeo. This one isn’t bad, but I don’t like it as much as the Briogeo one. I will finish off the bottle though!  I think I have at least one, maybe two, conditions left!

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Tocca – Stella

I received a candle from Tocca in my last POPSUGAR box and LOVE the scent! I don’t, however, love the scent of this perfume.

That’s okay though.  As you know, I don’t purchase this box for the fragrance samples. 🙂

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I LOVE this month’s bag! It’s made of thicker plastic and seems quite durable! I’m going out of town this week, so I’ll be using this bag to hold my liquids in my carry on!

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Overall, this month wasn’t that great for me.  I am very pleased with the bag and multipurpose stick though!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of your May box?

<3 Natalie

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PLAY! by Sephora Review – June 2016

Hello everyone!

My second PLAY! by Sephora box has arrived, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

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The theme for the month of June is “The Minimalists.”

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Sephora is going for a “less is more” look this month.

I like the minimalist look myself.  I wear makeup everyday and have no problems with it, but I feel like some people completely over do it in their everyday lives!

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I can’t get over how cute and informative their PLAY! BOOK is.

The drawings are adorable and they give you some really useful tips!

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Box Contents:

  • Bumble and bumble – Don’t Blow It
  • bareMinerals – bareSkin Bronzer
  • Benefit Cosmetics – They’re Real! Mascara
  • BECCA – Backlight Priming Filter
  • TARTE – Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • TOCCA Beauty – Florence
  • Drawstring Bag

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Bumble and bumble – Don’t Blow It

The idea of this product is that it gives your hair the look of a blow dry without actually having to blow dry it!  That sounds fantastic!  All you have to do is apply it to towel dried hair and then let air dry!  Sounds super easy to me!

I wash my hair at night and sleep with it wet.  Because of that, I haven’t had a chance to give this a try yet!  You could argue that I could sleep with this product in my hair, but I don’t think it’ll look blow dried in the morning after being mashed into my pillow all night!

As soon as I get a chance, I will be giving this a try! I can’t wait to see the results!

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bareMinerals – bareSkin Bronzer

I have very fair skin, so I’ve never really used any bronzing products.  I’m quite comfortable with my fairness, and most bronzers are too dark for me anyway.

I won’t be getting any use out of this product, but I’m sure one of my friends will!

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Benefit Cosmetics – They’re Real! Mascara

I love Benefit products!  I use quite a few in my everyday routine!

I’ve used the They’re Real! Mascara in the past and it’s nice.  However, I prefer Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara.

The brush on They’re Real! is a huge selling point for many women, but I don’t actually like it.  I’m afraid I’ll poke myself in the eye with it!

Even though I prefer the Roller Lash, I will still keep this mascara in my rotation!  When I use up my current tube of Roller Lash, I’ll most likely start using They’re Real! again!

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BECCA – Backlight Priming Filter

I’ve never used any BECCA products before, so I was so excited to see this primer in my box!

I’ve been using it for several days now, and I like it!  It gives my skin a dewy look, which is different, but not bad!

I don’t think I’ll be making this my everyday primer, but I will definitely continue using it!

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TARTE – Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30

As I mentioned earlier, I’m very fair, so sunscreen is one of my best friends!

I went on vacation in May (and got quite a burn), so I wish this product had been in the May box instead of the June!  I’ll be going on vacation again in August and will definitely use it then!

The sunscreen is very light and smells great!  It’ll be perfect for layering under makeup or by itself!

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TOCCA Beauty – Florence

I love the packaging of this sample!  The little birdies are too cute!

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I’m very sensitive to perfume smells, so I’m always worried about whether or not I’ll like the samples I receive!  Luckily, I love this one!

Florence is light and fresh!  I’ve worn it twice this week, and it’s been great! I think I’ll wear it again tomorrow!

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Once again, Sephora packed all of their fantastic samples in a fabric, drawstring bag!

I love these bags!  The quality is fantastic, and I think it adds quite a bit to the box!

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Aside from the bronzer, I will use/have used all of these products!  I’d say June was a success!!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of the June box?

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