Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Review

I got a mini Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in Flirting Game and it’s my new Fall favorite. This eye pencil is beautiful!


What’s to love?

This little eye pencil is really nice for Fall. Sephora says it’s Taupe but it’s really multi-dimensional and shimmery. You can see in the swatch below that it’s super pigmented. It is waterproof so it’s also got great staying power. I had a very hard time removing it from my arm so I do believe that it will last 12 hours.

The pencil is on the softer side so I did need a nice point to get a thin line. This is not a twist-up so you’ll need a sharpener. I do recommend putting it in the fridge before you sharpen it to firm up the product because if the air temperature is too warm it might be hard to sharpen.

The pencil comes in 25 colors including glitter, matte and shimmer. I’d like to try one of the glitter green or purple shades next.

The full-sized product price is $10 and these pencils are Made in Germany. They are also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.


September 2016 Sephora Play Box Review

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


What’s inside the September 2016 Sephora Play Box!

I LOVE this months bag. It’s called “The Unbasic Basic” and it’s got some great products and you get a Sephora Play card that you can take to a Sephora store to get 50 additional points with a purchase.


Sephora Rouge Shine – This is the cutest little lipstick I have ever seen. It’s tiny but perfect for a purse! The color is N0. 14 Love Spell and it’s Made in France. Full-Sized Price: $12.50


Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation – I have a sample of this oil-free moisturizer and love it so getting another one is a nice bonus! Full-Sized Price: $38


Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia – While this floral woodsy cologne smells good I’m just not that into in, but it’s nice if you are.  Full-Sized Price: $90


Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper – I am super excited to try out this Satin Black eyeliner from Kat Von D. Full-Sized Price: $20


Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel – I am also super excited to try out this clear conditioning brow gel! Full-Sized Price: $20


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day – This is the night cap overnight perfector. You apply to wet hair, leave it in all night then wash out in the morning. It’s not supposed to wreck your pillow either! Looks interesting. Full-Sized Price: $28

Overall I am giving this month a 9.8 only because I’m not crazy about the cologne. Otherwise I al thrilled with the selection this month.


August 2016 Sephora Play Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the August 2016 Sephora Play Box today.


The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited. My invite took about a week and this is my second box. You also get a card that goods for 50 Sephora points with purchase which is pretty cool.

This month the theme is “The Eye Openers” and it has everything for your eyes.

Here’s what I got in the August 2016 Sephora Play Box!


Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – This is my favorite product. I always get excited about mascara because I rarely keep mine longer than 60 and I like to have a nice supply on hand. Perversion looks really nice. Full-Sized Price: $22.00


Sephora Contour Eye Pencil – This Taupe Shimmer pencil seems so small! Being a Sephora product it would have been nicer if it was a bit larger but it will get some use, it’s a nice pencil. Full-Sized Price: $10.00


Clean Reserve Parfum – This scent is way to strong for me. It’s a really bold clean scent but STRONG! Full-Sized Price: $90.00


Lancome Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Care – This one is going to my MIL. She love Lancome. It’s supposed to wake up your skin. Full-Sized Price: $55.00


Caudale Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm – I’m always willing to try new eye life products so I’m curious to check out this brand. Full-Sized Price: $62.00


Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow – The eye shadow is another favorite of mine. I love this shimmery copper color and will use this one. Full-Sized Price: $21.00

Overall I’d give this box an 8. I like that I got 6 products this month and the Urban Decay Mascara was awesome. I doubt I’ll use the perfume or Lancome product and I will they gave us a larger Sephora eye pencil, but still a decent box.

July 2016 Sephora Play Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the July 2106 Sephora Play Box today.


The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited. My invite took about a week.

In addition to the products you also get a Play! card that is good for a free one-on-one tutorial and 50 extra beauty points which I will definitely be getting.

Here’s what I got in the July 2016 Sephora Play Box!


Blotterazzi Beauty Blender – I love this pink tear dropped shaped sponge. You also get a liquid facial cleanser sample. I’m excite to try both.


Nest Citrine Fragrance – I am not a huge fan of perfume in general so I think I’ll pass this on to a friend. It does have a nice lotus flower and freesia scent.


Ouai Wave Spray – This hair spray is supposed to light waves and being that my hair is naturally wavy I’m excited to try it. It’s got a beachy, sea salty smell to it.


First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – I’ve used this cleanser before and love it so I was excited to get another sample. This cleanser is a light pearlescent cream that no smell. I love how my face feels after I use it…light and clean. I like using it in the shower.


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – I love this primer! I have a few samples and my mom will love this extra one.


Benefit Dew The Hoola  – LOL…I just noticed the box is upside down! This bronzer comes in a pump and it’s creamy with a great light smell. I’m not really a big fan of bronzers and this one felt a bit drying on my hand. I also didn’t notice a big change in color so not sure I’d use this.

Overall I’d give this box a 7 out of 10 only because I’m probably only going to use the pink blender and First Aid Beauty cream. These are great products, just not for me. Although I am excited to get my next Play! box.