Sephora Play Box March 2017 Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the March 2017 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

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This months box is called The Gleam Team and all 6 products are pretty amazing. Here’s what you get…

Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder – This beautiful highlighter is so bright and pretty. I can’t wait to try it. Full-Sized Price: $30.00

GlamGlow Glowstarter – I love getting stuff from GlamGlow! This Glowstarter cream is very illuminating and well glowy! Full-Sized Price: $49.00

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – The Primer Potion from Urban Decay is one of my favorites! Full-Sized Price: $24.00

Verb Ghost Oil – This clear hair oil is supposed to restore and revitalize hair from roots to ends.Full-Sized Price: $14.00

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm – This is an anti-aging skin care finisher and makeup primer in one. It feel like marshmallow fluff! Full-Sized Price: $36.00

Atelier Cologne Clémentine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume – This one smells like oranges and is very pretty! Full-Sized Price: $130.00

Over all I give this month a 10/10 for the high-end brands.

Also check out my March 2017 Sephora Playbox! video reveal!

 

 

 

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New Sephora Lip Balm & Scrub

I picked up a tube of the New Sephora Lip Balm & Scrub in Honey  Lip Scrub (exfoliating & smoothing scrub). It also comes in a Lip Balm in the following flavors:  Goji  (nourishing & protecting), Rose (nourishing & shining), Coconut (nourishing & soothing), Tangerine (nourishing & toning) and Almond (nourishing & moisturizing).

What’s to love?

This is an interesting product in that I wasn’t sure if it was a balm, a scrub or both because I ordered it online. So afterwards I figured out that the Honey variety is the only one that’s a lip scrub. The other flavors are lip balms. This was actually pretty confusing on the Sephora page.

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Aside from the confusion I did like this product. It’s got a light honey scent and I did feel a nice very, very mild exfoliation when I applied it to my lips. This isn’t like a traditional lip scrub with large sugar crystals but a very mild feeling scrub.

Once the product was on my lips I pressed them together for a few minutes and wiped it off, although I think you could just keep it on it’s so light. My lips did feel very moisturized afterwards which was nice.

It is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Price: $6.00

February 2017 Sephora Play Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the February 2017 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

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I am super excited about the February 2017 Sephora Play Box. I feel like I got 5 great products this month and the pink satin “Smitten” bag is so cute. The theme for this month is The Soft Side.

The one product that was a bust for me was the Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy.

Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in Milkshake – I tried this lip injection formula in my video over my lipstick and right after I stopped filming my video it started to burn my lips, I think maybe I was spared more burning because I was wearing lipstick as a barrier. This was a bit concerning and I’m not alone. I looked on the Sephora page reviews and there are dozens of people who had the same reaction. It didn’t tingle, it burned! Full Sized Price: $22.00

Sephora LashCraft Length + Volume Mascara – I always love getting a mascara sample in my beauty boxes. I have not yet tried the Sephora LashCraft and I’m excited to test it out. Full Sized Price: $12.00

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer – Pep-Start is a new line from Clinique. This is a matte moisturizer that is supposed to “blur” imperfections. It has zero scent and I’m interested in trying it out. Full Sized Price: $29.50

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream – I love the Origins GinZing line but I’ve never tried the eye cream which looks really nice. Full Sized Price: $30.00

Bite Multistick in Cashew – This is an interesting product in that you can use it on your eyes, lips, and cheeks. It do feel like it’s a bit dark for my eyes and cheeks but it’s a pretty color for lips. Full Sized Price: $24.00

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino – I’m never that excited about perfume but this one smells nice and it’s pricey! Full Sized Price: $225.00

Also if you’re interested in seeing the video reveal…here you go!

 

January 2017 Sephora Play Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the January 2017 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

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Here’s what I got in my January Sephora Play Box!

The bag is cute and says “Sweat is just another way to glow” and it has a mesh back.

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tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating – I think the most unique product I got is from Tarte. This exfoliating stick is a “three-in-one exfoliator, cleanser, and face mask“. I can’t wait to try it. Full-Sized Price: $22

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Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey – This lipstick/gloss hybrid from Clinique is supposed to create a different look on everyone who wears it and it moisturizes! Full-Sized Price: $17

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Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact – Cushion Compacts are the new thing and I’m curious to try this one. It has SPF 50+ Full-Sized Price: $60

OUAI Haircare Treatment Masque – I am always up for a good hair treatment. This one is supposed to repair damaged hair which I love. It smells great too. Full-Sized Price: $32

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Fragrance – I’m kind of “meh” about getting fragrance samples in beauty boxes but it smells nice. Full-Sized Price: $60

Youth To The People Kale + Spinach + Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cream – I’m always up to try a new cream! The kale looks interesting. Full-Sized Price: $48

I’m giving this month a 10/10. Such fun products this month!

Happy Birthday Tartelette from Sephora!

I love Sephora! Their rewards program has got me so much loot this year and they have a neat birthday program too. All you have to do is sign up for their beauty rewards and during the month of or before your birthday you get a gift. I have a January birthday and I got this Happy Birthday Tartelette set today!

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I got a 12 Hour Blush in Paaary and a Tarteist Lip Paint in Birthday Suit (how appropriate).

December 2016 Sephora Play Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the December 2016 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

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I’m so excited that my December Sephora Play Box has arrived and it has 6 products this month! The theme for December is The Partygoers and the bag is super cool in black and copper.

Here’s what I got…

Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray – I’ve been wanting to try out this setting spray and now I can! I can’t wait to see how it works. Full-Sized Price: $31

Detox Dry Shampoo – I’m always up for trying a new dry shampoo and this one smells nice. I might just gift this though. Full-Sized Price: $23

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose – This is a new fragrance created by Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen. It smells nice. Full-Sized Price: $85

Make-Up Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer – This is another product that I want to try out. It says “Skin Equalizer triples the power of your foundation: easier application, optimized makeup result, improved wear.” Full-Sized Price: $37

Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara – I love getting a mini mascara in my beauty boxes! This one is “An intense, black volumizing mascara that creates full-body, high-volume lashes in a single stroke.” Full-Sized Price: $27.50

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red – This is a pretty deep red lip stain from Sephora. Full-Sized Price: $14

I’m going to give this box a 9/10. I love the setting spray, mascara and skin equalizer however I’m not a huge fan of dry shampoo or perfume. But overall it’s a nice bag!

Sephora Beauty Insider Rewards Haul

I really love Sephora’s Beauty Insider rewards point system. You can get a nice single product for 100 points or a larger product for 500+ points. You get 1 point for every dollar spent and I get 50 points per month if I take my Sephora Play Box Beauty Insider Card into the store and make a purchase which I think is cool.

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This time I saved up 500 points and got this neat Urban Decay four piece eye shadow set. The compact came in a box and the shades are black, white, purple and a coppery color. It also came with a mirror, brush and sample of Primer Potion which I love.

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What Sephora Insider rewards have you gotten?

My Favorite Beauty Black Friday Online Picks For 2016

Ah Black Friday! That one crazy day where everyone goes crazy for sales. I haven’t decided yet if I want to venture out into the world but that are some online deals that I’m thinking about picking up this year.

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Here are my Best Beauty Black Friday picks for 2016.

Lush – First up Lush as a new Bath Bomb debuting on Black Friday called Error 404. PopSugar has the low down. It’s $7 and the proceeds to to charity!

Ulta has a great Black Friday sale: http://www.ulta.com/blackfriday. These deals are supposed to start online at 5pm on Thursday November 24th.

ULTA 4 Piece Nail Sets – Ulta has these cute little 0.17 oz nail polish sets in glittery and shimmery colors for $2.99 for 4 bottles. The sets are regularly $8.

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potions – These are $8 each which is quite a steal. I want to snag both of these. The regular price is $20 and $24.

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Palette Play Eye & Cheek Palette – I really want this set! It’s $12 with a $96 value (that seems high though). However this is a super cute Tarte set with 4 eye shades and a blush in a cute compact.

Laura Geller New York  Gilded Glamour 3 pc. Holiday Essentials Collection – This set is $18 with a $64 value. I really want the gold compact in this set.

NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar – I am a sucker for Advent Calendars and this one is $24.99, regularly $49.99 with a value of $75.

Sephora has some “App Only” deals going on: http://www.sephora.com/black-Friday. In order to preview the Sephora Black Friday deals you have to text 63485 to APP.

Sephora has GlamGlow set today on the Sephora app for $39 (reg. $66) that I’m really interested in.

They also have a bunch of Black Friday previews on the Sephora App from Tarte, Too Face and Urban Decay and more that look awesome.

Benefit has their Black Friday deals up at https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en.

Tarte is giving 25% off on Black Friday: http://tartecosmetics.com/.

Kat Von D announced on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BM9tJJXANde/ that she created a vegan leather makeup bag for Black Friday.

PS – These prices are not set in stone, stores have been know to pull deals or run out of stock.

What are YOU shopping for on Black Friday?

November 2016 Sephora Play Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the November 2016 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

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I’m 4 for 4 on my beauty boxes this month! The November Sephora Play bag is a huge hit for me. The theme this month is Glow-Getters! Here’s what I got.

GlamGlow YouthMud Mask – I am a big fan of GlamGlow but it’s very pricey so I don’t really buy it that often. However I do love getting a sample in my beauty boxes. The YouthMud Mask is supposed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles which I’m OK with! Full-Sized Price: $69

COVER FX Illuminating Primer – COVER FX is another high-end product that I love. This illumination Primer looks so pretty. Full-Sized Price: $38

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet – Yep! A third high-end product. This moisturizer can also be used on sensitive skin. I can’t wait to try it. Full-Sized Price: $39

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour – Seriously Sephora! A fourth high-end product. It must be Christmas : ) I can’t wait to try this shimmery eye cream in Rose Gold. Full-Sized Price: $29

Stella McCartney POP – 5 for 5! This Stella McCartney perfume smells nice. It’s a floral woodsy blend. Full-Sized Price: $72

SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Lip Gel – I also love getting new lip gloss. This one is called Pin-up Pink. Price: $12

Well if you haven’t guessed yet this month is a 10/10. The GlamGlow alone would have sold me on a 10 but I truly love every product this month. Thanks Sephora!

 

 

 

October 2016 Sephora Play Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the October 2016 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

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What’s inside the October 2016 Sephora Play Box!

This month is called “The Cool Cut” and the bag says “Lipstix & Chill” and I was a bit confused this month. Tip if you get this box…read everything!

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Christope Robin Regenerating Mask –  I was totally sure this was a face mask until I started this blog post but lo and behold it’s a hair mask! Good thing I read about it. This mask as Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil which sounds cool and it smells great. So hair…it goes on the hair! Full-Sized Price: $71.

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Farmacy Skin Dew – I really need to start trying these hydrating sprays out. This one is “A versatile hydrating essence mist that tones the skin, restores radiance and sets makeup.” Full-Sized Price: $44

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Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent  – Yves Saint Laurent reminds me of the ’80’s and this scent does smell nice. Very fruity and it comes in the cutest little spray bottle you’ve ever seen so 2 thumbs up for this one. Full-Sized Price: $122

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Smashbox Always  On Matte Liquid Lipstick – I’ve tried this formula before and it’s a nice matte lipstick. This one is called Driver’s Seat. Full-Sized Price: $24

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erborian Bamboo Creme – This creme is more of a gel and it smells really nice and earthy. It’s supposed to hydrate your skin. Full-Sized Price: $43

The Estée Edit Flash Photo Gloss – This product mystified me! I wasn’t sure if it went on your teeth or lips. It’s actually a white gloss that’s infused with “cool blue pearls” to bring out your smile. It’s supposed to smell like vanilla but my has very little scent. I did try it on and it looks like clear sticky lip gloss to me. Full-Sized Price: $20

Overall I give this month a 9/10 only because I was so confused! Good thing I didn’t put the Flash Photo Gloss on my teeth! I did feel like I got a lot of high-end product this month so that was good.