March Play! by Sephora Unboxing

Hello everyone! I’m going to go off on a short tangent real quick. This weather sucks. Will it ever stop raining?! Ok now that I got that out of the way, on to Sephora’s March Play box. The theme of March’s box is The Gleam Team. My first thoughts before I even opened the box were I hope there’s an awesome highlighter in the box and a shimmery shadow. Let’s pop open the box and see what is inside.¬† There’s the little booklet that has your Play pass and all of the information about the products. Then there’s the bag that says Glow Your Own Way. Of course I started singing “You can go your own way…go your own way!”

PRODUCTS

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast– This product is supposed to give your hair volume and body. It smells slightly flowery and a hint of berries but you can also tell there is alcohol in it. I sprayed this on my hand and it doesn’t feel sticky. It feels like there is nothing on my hand. I’m looking forward to trying this out. The size that came in the box is a travel size so you can pick up this same bottle in stores or online for $15.

Glamglow GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer– This can be used before your primer to provide that glow from within look. This smells like an orange dreamsicle popsicle, one of my faves as a kid. I think that this could be used as a very sheer highlighter base and use a subtle powder highlight on top. One thing that I noticed is that the tube is actually full of product. If you want to know my thoughts more in depth on this please let me know in the comments. The full size retails for $49.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink– When I first saw this I thought that this was a repeat item. It was not. There was a Laura Mercier caviar shadow stick in a previous box. My first impression just swatched on my hand was it is nice and creamy, and not too dry. It’s a really pretty pinky champagne shade, which I think will suit just about everyone. I smudged it out right after as you can see, just to see how it could perform blended out a bit. I think this shade can easily be used alone on the eyes for a quick wash of shimmery color on the lids for the spring and summer. This retails for $30.

Next up we have the Benefit Watts Up cream to powder highlight. I already own this and currently trying to use it up as part of my project pan. I think the color is pretty, and it sometimes works with my skin tone. This isn’t my favorite formula. I may actually give this to a friend or family member. This retails for $30.

The last product is the Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm. This is a multi-use product. You can use this as a primer or on top of makeup up to create that soft focus blur on the skin. It also is supposed to give the skin a luminous effect. This product is also is supposed to work with all skin types and help with dullness, uneveness, dryness and pores. This retails for $36.

The perfume sample this month is the Chloé Fleur de Parfum. Like the name suggests, it is extremely floral. There are notes of rose, lemon, verbena, freesia, cherry blossom, white cedar, amber, and bitter almond. I feel like the amber warms up the scent slightly. Personally, I am not a fan of scents like these. I find them to be strong and occasionally get a headache. The largest bottle retails for $132 and the rollerball retails for $28.

That’s everything that came in my March Sephora Play box. I think for someone who has never tried any of these products, this box is awesome. For me, the perfume I don’t like at all and I’ve already used the Benefit Watts Up before, this box is ok. I’m excited to try out the finishing balm, the eye shadow stick and the illuminating moisturizer.

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September Play! by Sephora Unboxing

Hello lovelies! If you saw my last post you know how excited I am to clear out the items that no longer brings me joy. As you can tell by the title this post is quite the opposite. I think I have said in one of my previous posts that receiving the Play box is like my monthly shopping trip, and I don’t even have to leave my house! September’s theme is The Unbasic Basics. As I looked at the products, I didn’t quite understand the theme, but then it suddenly hit me. It’s the perfect set of products for a quick and out the door look. For this box I’m going to list the products in order that you would use them.

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PRODUCTS

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day night cap overnight perfector (use the night before) Retails: $28

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Retails: $38

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper Retails: $20

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel Retails: $22

Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick in No. 14 Love Spell Retails: $12.50

Atelier Cologne Collection Azur-Sud Magnolia Retails: $125

That’s everything that came in my box this month. I think that you can use every single one of these products as a quick 5 minute look. Of course you may want to include your own concealer and/or mascara. This is a good foundation for a no-makeup makeup look. I’m excited to use the Ole Henriksen moisturizer and the Kat Von D Tattoo liner. I have the ink liner and I would love to compare the two. Hope you all are having a great start to your week! See you in my next post!