Play! by Sephora: July 2016

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Play! by Sephora: July 2016

Play! by Sephora: July 2016

This month’s Play! by Sephora is pretty good! I’m not too excited about it, but there are a few items that I’m looking forward to trying out. Let’s dig in!

I’ve been wanting to try one of the Too Faced bronzers for a while. So I’m looking forward to trying the Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer. It smells like delicious chocolate! I really don’t care for the plastic packaging as it’s pretty difficult to open, but the sample size is rather generous. I received the shade Chocolate which is a medium/deep matte bronzer. It feels a little stiff, but when I dug in and swatched it on my hand it applied and blended rather nicely. It’s very pretty! I’ll have to work this into a look soon!

I don’t really wear my hair wavy so I’m not sure I have much use for the Ouai Wave Spray. It does sound like a wonderful product though and the sample size is really generous. It also smells pretty nice!

Back when I was having some skin issues I tried a face cream from First Aid Beauty. The product did nothing for me or my husband for that matter. He really likes dipping into my stuff! But it did have great reviews so I held onto it and planned to give it another shot in the future. Maybe I’ll pair it with the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser With Red Clay and see if I have a better experience this time around.

I’ve heard so much about the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing and have been dying to try it. Two Smashbox products in one month! I’m hoping this works out just as nicely as the mascara from this month’s Birchbox!

The beautyblender blotterazzi™ by beautyblender® actually has some shockingly bad reviews, but it does seem like an interesting product. Especially for those with oily skin. Or those suffering through a heatwave. I’ll give it a try! Also, it’s kind of fun to say blotterazzi!

The NEST Citrine smells really nice! But it’s very strong and almost headache inducing. Actually, it was headache inducing. I had to wash it off after about 10 minutes. My poor sinuses just couldn’t take it anymore!

Like I said, it’s a pretty good box this month. But I’ll probably only get use out of the bronzer and primer. And maybe the cleanser.

25 Comments on “Play! by Sephora: July 2016” »
  1. I love everything in this box!!!! What a score! i don’t know how I feel about that beauty blender product though.
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    • I’ll have to take it out with me tomorrow and put it to the test! It seems interesting and if it works hey… score indeed!

  2. Lisa this is an amazing box.I love every product in it.Tge Too Faced Bronzer and the Smashbox primer looks pretty good.
    Yamini@BeautyandBlush recently posted…Organic Harvest Green Cucumber Toner ReviewMy Profile

  3. I have that Blotterazzi – and love it! I’m really, really oily so use this sponge all the time. Probably a waste of cash if you’re not permanently shiny as I am :-)
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • I do get shiny in the Summer if I’m out a lot. So I’ll definitely put it to the test to see how it works. Glad to hear it worked out for you!

  4. I’m really wanting to try something from Ouai – there’s so much hype around the brand. I was also interested in trying the BB blotting sponge but did see those poor reviews. Hope you enjoying testing out your new goodies!
    Kimmy recently posted…YSL Couture Contouring Palettes for Eyes & Face | Fall/Autumn 2016My Profile

    • I’ve never heard of the brand until now. It sounds like a really great product, but I usually always wear my hair straight.

  5. Haha, we really do have very different tastes, for me this box was close to mind-blowing! It really shows you how box-makers really can’t please everyone all the time. I hope you find more stuff you’re excited for in the next one!
    Lulle recently posted…#MacStarTrek makeup collection: swatches & first impressionsMy Profile

  6. I would love this box – I think I would use everything in there! xx

  7. I have the same Two Faced bronze sample and I love it. For years I avoid chocolate scented products, but this bronzer is wonderful .. smells like a delish chocolate cocoa mix.

    Monica.
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  8. I actually really like the Blotterazzi! It worked really well at not disturbing my makeup while also absorbing oil. I have also used it as a powder applicator for the under eye area. I like that you can wash and reuse it to keep things more eco friendly. :)
    Amanda Amaya recently posted…Life Update: I MovedMy Profile

    • That’s good to hear that it worked out for you. Someone else said the same thing. I also love the idea of using it as a powder applicator. How resourceful!

  9. Great products Lisa! I would really love to read your review on the blotterazi😊
    Husna Favaz recently posted…HAIR CARE TIPS FOR HOT SUMMER MONTHSMy Profile

  10. I really wanted to try Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer, this Sephora box is best way to try new products. Nice Post Lisa :-)
    Pratima recently posted…Outfit: Look-Shifter Day to NightMy Profile

  11. Ah I so wish we had this in the UK, it looks amazing xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie
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  12. Well, I’m glad you at least got a good bronzer out of this one. I’m also interested to see how pairing those two First Aid Beauty products works out for you. I hope you get favorable results!
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  13. Every products are amazing in this box. Thanks for sharing it.
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