First Sephora Play Unboxing!

The wait is finally over- literally, I’m off the wait list. I placed my email in the Sephora play wait list sometime around August when I discovered it; needless to say, it took a while. I finally received the long awaited email last month and got my first box a couple of weeks ago! Now I have some mixed feelings about this. While compared to my Ipsy and Birchbox, I certainly got more quality products (which is precisely why I was so excited for a Sephora box), however I do think I was unlucky enough to sign up during a relatively underwhelming month. I’ve seen past boxes and they’ve all been equally as exciting- this one not so much. But as I said, I still love it more than my Birchbox and Ipsy, especially considering it’s at the same price point! So let’s finally see whats in here!!

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Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat- The box definitely starts with a bang! This relatively recent release is definitely raved on and on about- and I’ve always been really eager to try out the formula, because I’m never sure of the swatches. While the shade isn’t what I’d usually go for, I still consider this an amazing product to have in here. So already, I was happy with my decision. I’ve only tried this once, and I can say the formula is definitely a comfortable liquid lipstick which can be rare; and it is seriously seriously long lasting, it leaves your lips stained which is a must for me!

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil-I’ve said it before and I’ll say it for the millionth time, hair masks excite me very much. I always tell you guys how un-exciting hair products are to me, but I tend to make an exception for hair masks. I’ve come across this brand in Sephora but never heard much of it, all I know is that it’s luxurious so I’m down. Now, I will say that I think a lot of you will struggle with the smell- it 100% smells like old ladies. There’s no two ways about it- it is a powdery floral old lady mess. But if I’m honest, I find it comforting in a strange way. It promises to stengthen hair while enhancing color and shine- so I’m definitely excited to see what it does for me!

Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel- The word ‘Peel’ is honestly music to my ears recently. I’ve been doing a lot of research on the best peel product, I’m terrified to use them but I’m determined to try this fad out. I was beyond excited to find this in my box- because it’s one of the products that just kept coming up during my research! I’ll keep you posted as soon as I try this out- but I have really high hopes for it. It claims to slough away dead skin cells and reveal a brighter renewed complexion, as most peel products do. We’ll see, but I’m very excited!

Blinc Mascara Amplified- I’m a serious mascara junkie. I think it’s honestly one of the products I buy most frequently- you can just never have too many and they all seem to do different things. SO I’m always happy to see any kind of mascara in these boxes. I’ve heard a lot about blinc beauty but never really tried it, so I’m excited to test one of their products out. The brush seems pretty generic- so I’m not sure this’ll be too revolutionary. What’s interesting about this mascara though (although quite gimicky) is it’s promise to be seriously easy to remove using a “tube technology” it apparently will not smudge, run or flake and will simply slide off using warm water. So that’s intriguing- we’ll see!

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb- Yes yes yes!! I’ve heard so much about this product these past few months- it’s been all the rage on Sephora, and recommended by so many people. This Korean gem promises a seriously intense dose of moisture and hydration, while also feeling weightless. I can already tell this is an accurate description- it’s gel like texture makes it super lightweight, and it blends away like a dream just allowing your skin to completely drink it up! Cannot wait to try this one!

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris- Yes, this product did not even make it long enough to be in the photo haha. I’m not the kind of person that experiments with scents- I know what I like and I tend to stick to it. I lean towards the fruity or the vanilla, that’s it. But when I first sprayed this, I was instantly in love. The description of this is “fruity and floral notes over a musky base” which even just reading, I’d know that I won’t like it. But I absolutely loved this- I worked through it in two days, and I think I’ll actually purchase this. It’s hard to describe scents so just give this one a whiff next time you see it!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved the Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask in mine!

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  2. I love Smashbox’s Always On line! The last thing I need is more lipstick, but I’m intent on building my collection of these!

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  3. Oh wish I could get this!!!! Xoxo xxxxxx

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  5. You got some great goodies! Sephora play is the only box I would consider signing up for!
    Lovely post!

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  6. fadedrouge says:

    that smashbox liquid lipstick looks beautiful!

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  7. The concept of these type of boxes is amazing, yet I’ve still never tried one!! Definitely going to look into signing up at some point thanks to this post xx

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