Play! by Sephora: March 2017

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Play! by Sephora: March 2017

Play! by Sephora: March 2017

The award for the lamest Play! by Sephora box goes to the month of March! Let’s get on with it… I guess.

I’ll start with the most exciting item in the box. The Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer. The brand is appealing to me and I hear nothing but great things. Their packaging is always really colorful and cute. So I’m very excited to see this included in the box this month. This moisturizer is a hydrating, super-charged cream with iridescent illuminating pearl particles to blur, reflect, and enhance your complexion for an instant luminous finish. I received the shade Nude Glow. Sephora has 2 other shades available in Pearl Glow and Sun Glow. I’ll have to properly review this beauty.

I don’t even know what to say about the addition of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I mean it is my go-to primer, but it’s really not exciting. And who doesn’t already have about a dozen of these laying around?

The Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter is a champagne cream-to-powder highlighter. And I have about 3 of them in my sample drawer. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

You know what else I have a ton of? Hair oils! I’m sure the Verb Ghost Oil will get some use and I’m kind of digging the packaging. But I would have preferred to see something different included in my box this month.

I haven’t tried a lot of Josie Maran products and I would like to. But I don’t think the Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm would have been my first choice. It’s a skin care finisher and makeup primer in one. It sounds interesting and I’ll definitely give it a try, but it’s not really my kinda thing. I would have loved to see the Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer included instead.

The Atelier Cologne Clémentine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume is pretty nice. It has a nice, sweet, citrus scent that I found to be quite refreshing. It’s not something I plan to run out and purchase a full size bottle of, but I will use up the sample.

So there you have it. The least exciting box ever.

28 Comments on “Play! by Sephora: March 2017” »
  1. I actually really lil ethos box because I don’t have any of the products lying around in my spare drawer. LOL! I do understand why you’re bumped about it though, I would be disappointed too if I already have the products.
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    • Ah yeah I just assumed everyone and their mama had half of these samples already. They just seem to be the samples I keep on getting no matter where I go lol!

  2. You are right, only Glamglow moisturizer sounds exciting and i would love to read your review on you.
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  3. Its sad that you dint like the bag but I do agree with you that some of these products are already with people in form of samples or full size.
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  4. Oh no, sounds like a dud box for you! That’s disappointing! xx
    Beautylymin recently posted…Empties & speedy reviews #33 featuring Omorovicza, Korres, Stila, Origins, Armani & moreMy Profile

  5. I agree with you, the products are nothing to be excited about, probably everybody already has most of these! I would like to know about the Josie Maran finishing balm.
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  6. Sad to know that this March box has disappointed you, Lisa! But I am more interested to know more about illuminating moisturizer from you :)
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  7. I got exact same products as you and I am not happy with it either. I am happy to try the Glam Glow moisturizer but that’s about it…I wish they included some new highlighters, especially with so many new launches.
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  8. I have heard the glam glow moisturiser is great!! I once tried a sample of it and loved it :)
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  9. Ugh, I’m sorry you got so many repeats in your box! :( That moisturizer does sound very promising, though.
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  10. I really appreciate your honesty with this post. I know I have way too many urban decay eye shadow primer samples, and although I love Glam Glow, most of us already received a GlamGlow product in our December (I think it was December) boxes.

    Hopefully Sephora Play steps it up in April.

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    • Yeah I’m really hoping for a better box this month. But I haven’t tried this product from Glam Glow so I’m at least excited about that one.

  11. Sad to know that this box is not upto your expectation mark. :(
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  12. For once I like my box a lot more than yours, lol! I think I would have been really bummed to receive a UDPP and Benefit What’s Up as well… But I got a UD metallic lipstick and Becca liquid highlighter instead, and I’m actually very happy with this box. I like that it has a strong theme (the glow) and that I can try several products to achieve the trendy glowing skin effect.
    But I would also have preferred samples of brand new highlighter formulas, for example not the classic Opal shade for the Becca one.
    Lulle recently posted…Unboxing: Sephora Play! March 2017My Profile

    • Yeah they definitely gave me the crap everyone has been getting since the beginning of time lol. I would have preferred your box as well. :)

  13. Great post dear, thanks for sharing! <3 –
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  14. I haven’t heard about that product from Glam Glow, so I would love a full review!! It sounds really interesting and I also hear nothing but good things about that brand.
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