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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Play! by Sephora - June 2016

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points with purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora bags.

I know, this is late. I had actually forgotten about this bag somehow until looking through my 'Oh my goodness I'm late' pile.

I love these bags, but it's the same as the ones from the Rainbow Honey Subscription, I'm not sure what to do with all of these bags!

Info sheet.

Bare Minerals Sheer Sun Serum ($2.80) - Nope, nope, nope, nope. I just do not like this one bit. It says 'bare glow' and that you can use it as a bronzer or as a contour, but it's not a good shade for me at all. I've seen people adding it to their foundation to darken it a bit, but that's still not helpful for me. I wish there was a 'no bronzer' option for subscriptions.

TOCCA Florence (Sample) - Strangely, I really liked this. I enjoy floral/fruity perfumes more and more and this one is nice without being too obnoxious. I really enjoyed that they sent a perfume that is at a price point that I would purchase, because I cannot convince myself to spend a large amount of money on perfume when great ones like this exist.

Bumble & Bumble Don't Blow It ($3.75) - This kinda confused me at first, it's a hair styler but isn't supposed to be used with any heat. I do air-dry quite frequently and definitely appreciate how it keeps fly-aways less lofty and manages your hair without it looking like you are attempting to manage. This is a very small sample and therefore didn't have many uses in it for my hair length/thickness.

Tarteguard ($6.90) - I actually love the size of this more than anything else, but that's not saying I didn't like this product either. This is just a lotion SPF without chemicals (please, riddle me this, when literally everything has chemicals) which I face-palmed when reading. 

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara ($8.57) - This was my OG mascara when I first came into the high end makeup world. It was always the highest recommended mascara and I always understood why. I have moved on to other brands but still love this one. I really do love travel sized mascaras because I feel like I'm not wasting as much product when I throw it out (I'm more of a stickler for the six month thing for mascara/eyeliner). This lengthens, adds volume, and makes it look like you're wearing falsies.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter ($3.80) - I admit, this is one of those products that had no way of me liking regardless of how awesome it might be. I love my primer to hide my pores and this just doesn't do enough to hide my pores. I tried it and it did add a glow, but I wasn't ever sure if I liked or didn't like it.

This bag is valued at $25.82 which is a good value for a $10 bag. I did get a few items that weren't huge hits, but the mascara alone made the bag worth it to me when you consider the 50 points you receive with each bag if you make a purchase.

What was your favorite item from this bag? Let me know in the comments!

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