So it's time again for another Sephora Play! box. By now, you probably understand the subscription process and what not so I won't get into that. This month's theme is "Best In Glow". You of course get your 50 extra bonus points card (in store purchases only).
So this box includes:
So starting with the Stella Mccartney Pop Parfum Sample, I really like this. It's different than the other scents they usually put in. It's very fun, fresh, but bold scent. Doesn't give me a headache and I think that's because it's so "fresh" smelling. I'm very pleased with this. Again I don't care for "parfum" samples. They're like the devil's candy if you find one you like, cause next thing you know your shelling out the big bucks for it. Alas, here we are though.
Next up is Sephora Collection Lip Gel. It's very very bright pink in the container. It has a cool applicator, quite thick in formula, could be very pigmented if you layered it but mainly it's a sheer pink when thinned out. It's also quite sticky and it kinda smells like cherry cigars actually. lol It also leaves a bit of a stain behind and a sticky residue. Not too keen on this.
Glam Glow Youthmud. I've not used this. I hear good and bad things about it. There's mostly claims of uncomfortable irritation when it's used especially on sensitive skin. So I'm not super psyched about it.
Cover FX Illuminating Primer. I love the Cover FX primers and I'm excited to try the illuminating one. I think it'll be just as good as the others from their line.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. This is loaded with antioxidants and it's super thin. I actually really like it. It has no fragrance listed on the ingredient deck. I really think this is ideal for daily "day time" wear.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Rose Gold. I have several caviar sticks and there is actually a Cavier Stick Set that is out right now that has 4 minis in it. I have Amethyst and Khaki in them and I'm really happy they included Rose Gold in the box. These are really great as eyeshadow bases and as easy, simple, out the door eye makeup that you don't have to think about.
So here's my thoughts on the box as a whole. There wasn't much I didn't like or wasn't jazzed about. Again though, I'm seeing a lot of repeats of deluxe promo samples or point perks. Especially the Cover FX primer, Caudalie Sorbet, and I think the Glamglow. The parfum has been offered in a bigger size as a 250 pt perk and also as a deluxe sample here recently because I have one coming that was a promo. So from that respect it still bothers me that all these things seem like recycled freebies that you're paying for each month. Now if you don't shop at Sephora a lot then it's not a bad shake.
However, like I said I liked 80% of the box this time. Even though it's a lot of repeats. At least it's repeats that I like. So for instance I have 2 Caudalie deluxe samples of the Vinosource. They come in at .33 FL Oz a piece and a full size is 1.6oz or 40ml. So having two of these gives me .66oz or 20 ml. So that's half of a full size which runs for about $40. So I have half that already and I guess you could say it only cost me $10 but that $10 is split between 6 items. So it's really however you want to look at that.
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