Monday, June 27, 2016

Sephora Play! June 2016 Review

As you know, I have cancelled all subscription boxes except my Sephora PLAY! box. I love that it comes from the beauty source itself, Sephora, and the samples are higher end brands. I have read other reviews where people are unhappy that freebies in store, like perfume samples, are sent in the box, but as someone who doesn't go to a store often, I don't mind them, personally.

Here is what I received for June:

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They have switched from boxes to reusable bags, which I have no use for, LOL. I liked the boxes to keep samples and things in, but I understand the cloth bag concept, too. Meh. Can't win 'em all, right?

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Let me back up for one second. The PLAY! box comes packaged nicely with a card and tissue on the top. Each month has a theme.

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This month it is "The Minimalists" which is always a trend for summer as we limit the number of products when it's hot out, or we turn to different products for hot-weather-friendly results.

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There's a nice big brochure with information about each product:

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On to the products!

First, let's get the perfume sample out of the way. Not much to say here, other than my Aunt loves Tocca fragrances, so this went to her.

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Next up, this is the bareMinerals Bare Skin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer. Phew! There are a few ways to use this, including mixing a few drops with your foundation to get a luminizing, bronzed look. I hate luminizing and prefer a matte look, so I did not use it like that. I actually applied my regular foundation, then a few drops of this where I normally put powder bronzer. I love the color and how sheer it is and I am really happy with this product. This isn't something I would've tried outside of the sub box. Win!

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Swatched...looks harsh!

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Blended...looks subtle!

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As usual, Sephora covered all aspects of beauty by adding a hair product. I like Bumble&Bumble products so this is a welcome inclusion, but especially in the summer, I don't blow dry my hair. This may get swapped or used for a special occasion.

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Summer time = sunscreen time, something I am sooo horrible about remembering. I love that this is small enough to keep in my purse. I tried Tarte Guard over the weekend, on my face only, at the beach, and my face is the only thing NOT burned...yay!

I would never think to buy a high-end sunscreen, so this is another product that I would not have purchased on my own.

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Mini-mascaras are always helpful to have while traveling. I love this formula and I love the brush with the little rubber ball thing on the end because it helps to push up those tiny lashes in the inside corners of your eyes.

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Last but not least, the product that I assume most people were excited about is the Becca Backlight Priming Filter. This is another product that I am not using in the way it is described. Like the bareMinerals bronzer serum, you have the choice of mixing this in with your foundation to make a dewy, illuminated look. Yall already know I dont like that look, so I am also using this on my cheeks after foundation as a highlighter.

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Swatched...

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And blended....Don't use this much product! You need the tiniest little dab, so even though this sample looks small, it is going to last if you use it the way I am using it.

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What do you think of this box?  I am a huge fan and will continue to get the PLAY! box for now.

xoox,
Lacey


1 comment:

  1. I was pretty happy with this one! The B&B hair product seems to be working for me, I usually just air dry my hair so long as I am not leaving the house. It just doesn't look real great air dried, particularly the ends (just kinda frizzy and crappy looking), and this seems to help with that. Which I thought other leave in conditioners I invested in were supposed to do. Hmm.

    I guess I am hoarding the bronzer/highlighter. I love Tarte stuff and mini mascaras. Win!

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