Happy Tuesday everyone! How was your weekend?
The July 2016 Play! by Sephora is in and I must say, I’ve really been loving these curated boxes and the cute bags they come in. The theme for this month is Effortless Summer and I think the featured brands were spot on. Here’s the breakdown of what was included.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleaner
This cleanser is rich in antioxidants and botanicals. This cleanser lathers creamy and is free of harsh chemicals, parabens, phtlates, alcohol, fragrances and artificial dyes. I’ve tried this cleanser before and it didn’t work for me. It kind of made my skin itch so while I liked that my face didn’t feel super dry afterwards, it wasn’t for me.
A cushion blotter that is designed to remove shine and absorb oil, you can wash and reuse this as you please and it’s great to smooth away cracks or cakey texture that makeup can form on your face. I really love the Beauty Blender so I was happy to see this one in the box. I used it once and it absorbed some of the shine but not as well as I thought. I need to use this a few more times-maybe I used it wrong?
Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer
Based off of the popular Hoola Bronzer, this liquid version is lightweight and shimmer-free to create a warm radiant look. I’m a fan of the original bronzer so I’m uber happy that this one was included and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s subtle and blends out nicely that gives a very natural look.
Nest Fragrances Citrine
Describes as, “layers of fresh lotus flower and freesia mingle with bright citrus and a base of precious woods.” I like this fragrance but not my favorite and I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase it as it’s not really my style.
Ouai Wave Spray
This weighless texture mist gives hair an effortless, undone look while adding volume and shine. I’m addicted to the smell of this as it leaves hair smelling soo good. Combined with other products, this does a nice job of keeping curls in place.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
An iconic primer for normal to dry skin that keeps helps keep makeup in place-a must for the summer! I’ve used this primer before and I like it but because I have combination skin with a tendency to be oilier in the summer, it doesn’t really provide a mattifying effect and I’m a shiny mess by the end of the day.
Overall, I’m happy with box. 🙂
What box did you get this month?