Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sephora PLAY! July 2016

Oops! It's almost the end of July and I didn't show you my Sephora PLAY! box yet!

Let's get right to it!

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This month's theme was "effortless," which I don't necessarily get behind, LOL. I know a lot of people tone down their beauty routine in the summer...but I don't! I am glam no matter what! Clearly, I ditch the makeup when I hit the beach, but still.

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This bag is silly. I really wish it came in boxes, like my first month did. Boxes are much more useful. That's just my two cents.

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Sweeeeet! What bronzer lovah doesn't love the Chocolate Soleil line from Too Faced? I was a little surprised they sent medium/deep instead of a more universal shade, but it is still an quality product. I have one already, however, and it's way too deep for me to use as anything but an eyeshadow, so I did swap this one.

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I know a lot of people are disappointed with perfume samples but it was the 6th item included, so maybe Sephora is hearing the criticism and improving on it. I don't get to the store often at all, so I don't mind the samples, personally. This smelled lemony and fresh!

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Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer is another welcome addition! I love primers and try a variety of brands. Smashbox is one of the best! I've been having big pore issues this summer so I've been using this since I received it. I do want to purchase a full size (when I run out of the billions of primers I have...).

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First Aid Beauty is another brand that I have had some luck with in the past, so I was excited to see this cleanser. I have used it a few times and although I do enjoy it, I am really loving my LUSH Ultrabland still and will probably stay with that - it's just so moisturizing!

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This wave spray by Ouai is a generous sample! It isn't something I'll use (for my stick straight, wont curl or wave EVER), so I will swap this away.

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Last but not least, Sephora included the blotterazzi blotting cushion by Beauty Blender. WTF is a blotting cushion? When I posed this question on social media, a few of you responded and said it's like a blotting linen for your purse and the full size comes with a holder. AHHHH.

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So, here...there is no holder or case. What to do with it? Also, the thought of re-using a blotting "cushion" seems kinda yucky to me. Furthermore, Sarah Jessica Parker once said to use a coffee filter for the same reason, but much cheaper. Even furthermore, I use setting powder. This will get swapped, too.

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So, there you have it. I am loving the Smashbox primer and I like the cleanser. Beyond that, these products are not really for me and I plan to swap 50% of the content. Womp, womp. I am still a huge fan of the PLAY! box though, and am looking forward to next month.

xoxo,
Lacey

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