Quick Look: Sephora Play! October 2017

It’s that time of the month again! I finally got my Sephora Play! box and I’m happy to say this box does not disappoint. They are all new products to me except the Makeup Forever Ultra foundation, which I honestly don’t mind getting.
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First up is the Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer. 
From testing it on the back of my hand I can tell that the primer has a thicker and heavier consistency than most. It doesn’t have that light silicone feeling but rather a thick cream. Once blended onto the skin it does smooth everything out and blurs imperfections.
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Second is Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation
I’ve talked a lot about this foundation in the past, it’s one of my favorite foundation of all time! It’s a light to medium coverage, lightweight, easy to blend, stay on all day, and looks great in photos!
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Third is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 Setting Mist
Haven’t heard too much about this setting spray, but still excited to give this a try.
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Fourth is the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Skin Booster
I honestly didn’t even know Makeup Forever did skin care. Hopefully it’s just as good as their makeup line.
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Fifth is Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Scrub
I’m super ecstatic about this product. I’ve been wanting to try this for the longest time. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this.
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The Sixth and last product is Tory Burch Bel Azur perfume
It’s not a bad scent but it’s not what I normally go for. Also it’s more of a spring/summer scent. Not very suiting for fall.
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And this is what the other side of the pamphlet looks like:
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I did look up to see what everyone else got. We all got a primer, foundation, and some sort setting spray or powder. If you’re interested in seeing what other people got, check out mysubscriptionaddiction.com

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Quick Look: Sephora Play! Box Sept 2017

I had really high hopes for this month’s box. Unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment. I had received two of the items before: the Aqua Bomb and the Sephora Pencil Liner. But on the bright side the value of this box is worth over $10! The Benefit Gimme Brow Gel mini size alone is already worth $24. In addition, I got shampoo and conditioner samples instead of a perfume.

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I haven’t been a big fan of Bumble and Bumble products, they tend to weigh my hair down. But I’m willing to give this a try.
Full Size: $32
Value: $0

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Full size: 25mL is $22
Value:$5
I’ve only tried this once, I gave the last one to my sister since she goes through moisturizers quite fast. It seems to be a decent moisturizer.

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Benefit Gimme Brow
Value: $24
It’s natural looking and your brows doesn’t feel crunchy from the gel. But there’s not much product in the tube.

Seohora Eye Pencil 12-hr wear
Full Size 0.04 oz – $10
Value: $3
I don’t use pencil liners so I will be passing this along to someone else.

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Full size 2 oz/60ml: $95
Value:$10

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Full size 5.3 ml: $18
Value: $5

A Look Inside: Sephora Play! June 2017 Box

Summer is here and the Sephora Play! June box has definitely got you covered! Here’s what’s inside:

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Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Face Primer
-0.1oz
-Fills in your pores
-Helps your foundation last all day
-Retail Full size is $31(0.75oz) or mini size $12 (.25oz)

Coola Makeup Setting Spray
-0.34 Fl Oz/10ml
-has a SPF 30
-Sets the makeup
-Reduces the appearance of pores
-Contains Green tea & Aloe (great for soothing  inflamed skin)
-Has a strong scent of alcohol and something else… I can’t put my finger on it
-The scent will only linger around for about an hr.
-Leaves a little residue on the skin
-I like the nozzle, it sprays evenly
-And not to mention my bottle smells like skunk/weed
-Retail for a full size is $36 (1.7oz /50ml)

Verb Sea Spray
-2.4 fl oz/ 72ml
-Sea Salt infused
-Contain seaweed and kelp extract
-Great for beachy waves/ loose waves
-Retail:$7

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lovesick
3ml
-Matte formula
-Pigmented
-Creamy
-Long lasting
-Retail:$10

Klorane Dry Shampoo
-50ml
-Made with Oat milk
-Has a refreshing scent, nothing too strong or overwhelming
-Very easy to use and easy to blend into the hair
-Works well to absorbs the oil
-Lightweight
-Doesn’t leave any weird or greasy residue
-I’m actually surprised at how well it worked, I might go buy the full size
-Retail:$10

 Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume
-Made with Lotus Flower, nashi, and balsa wood
-The closest resemblance I can think of is a mixture of the Tommy Girl and the Ralph Lauren Romance
-It’s a strong scent, not very light
-I feel like this perfume is more fitting for fall
-Retail: Travel size (o.34oz) $25

Overall: I’m very happy with my box. It’s one of the better boxes I have gotten, very much worth the $10. There’s nothing that I wouldn’t use, except for the perfume. Hopefully the next box will be just as great, maybe they can include some type of sunscreen or chapstick. But anyways let me know if you guys got anything different in your Sephora Play! box!

Photos of the pamphlet: 
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Review: Play! by Sephora April 2016 Box

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Play! is a monthly subscription box, from Sephora. Each box costs $10. The box doesn’t get shipped out until the beginning of the 3rd week of each month. Each box contains 6 random beauty products and a booklet featuring each product.

The box contained 6 deluxe sample size items:

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  1. Derek Lam 
    10 Crosby 2AM Kiss Perfume

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-Has a strong masculine smell
-Smells very similar to CK ONE cologne
-Overall: I’m not a big fan this smell.

2. Nars Stain Lip Pencil

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-Shade: Rikugien
-Contains glitter
-Has a glossy finish
-Goes on smooth
-Buildable
-Does transfer
-Lasts about 2-3 hours without eating or drinking
– Overall: The lip pencil is okay, nothing amazing. Also I feel like this shade would of been better for fall or winter.

 

3. Sephora Colorful Cheek Ink Gel

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-Shade: Peony
– Smooth
-Very sheer (took three layers to show up on the skin)
-Buildable
-Leaves a stain
-Doesn’t leave any sticky residue
– Best on bare skin, the gel blush ended up wiping away any foundation and powder I had  underneath during application
-Overall: Not the best blush stain out there, but it’s not bad for a everyday natural look or  for those pool days.

4. Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil

 

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-Vegan, Cruelity free, Made in the USA
-Has a citrus scent, I can really smell the tangerine and orange peel
-Can be applied all over the face and body
-I tried this oil on my hair but the oil is too dense that it weighed my hair down. Also it didn’t make my hair any smoother, softer, or shinier. Instead, it made my hair look greasy.
-It’s a little bit better for the body. It made my skin soft and smooth. But a downfall is that it takes some time for my skin to fully absorb the oil.
-Overall: I didn’t care much for this product since I can just use regular lotion for my body and it’ll do the same thing.

 

5. Sunday Riley Good Genes

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-Claims: Brightens, exfoliates, plump lines, even hyperpigmentation, and increases circulation for instant radiance
-White cream
-Can be used as a serum or a peel/mask
-Has a strong acidic scent (not very fond of)
-Has a slight burning/stinging sensation
-Leaves the skin tacky
-You can feel it on the skin
-Overall: It made my skin brighter after just one use but I really can’t stand the scent and it’s a bit too strong for my sensitive skin. I wouldn’t use it again.

6. Clinque Pep-Start Eye Cream

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-Claims: De-puffs the eyes while it brightens and hydrates
-White cream
-Leaves the skin a little tacky
-Overall: It’s not a bad product. It does brighten the under eyes but I personally like the Origins GinZing better because it doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky. Also I like the refreshing feeling of the GinZing.

This was my first Play! box and I was super excited for it. Especially after seeing what have been in the past few boxes, but unfortunately I was disappointed with this month’s products. None of the products wowed me. I really  wanted to love just one product to make the whole box worth it, sadly I thought the products were only mediocre. Hopefully next month would be better. *fingers crossed*