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Sephora Play February 2017


Last night my Sephora Play! Box arrived and since it seems like I’m one of the last people to get theirs I feel like an unboxing would be pointless since everyone’s box is pretty similar. But since I did get the opportunity to try all the products last night I’ll focus my post on product reviews rather than showing what’s inside. This month’s therem is the soft side and focused on neutral basics.

 
Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer

This one is interesting and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. It has more of a primer feel so on one hand the lazy part of me likes the idea of a two in one product. On the other hand I tried this at night and I could definitely “feel” this on my face and I kept feeling like I needed to wash my face and usually I like a makeup that doesn’t have an I’m wearing makeup feel about it. I’m intrigued enough though to continue to use the sample and make a decision with more uses.

Origins GinZin Refreshing Eye Cream

This eye cream is unique because it has a reflective lightner mixed in making it another 2 for 1 product. I’m terrible about using eye cream on a regular basis but this one might sell me on regular use.

Sephora Collection Mascara

It’s a mascara. I already have long lashes so to me in general there’s nothing super special about mascaras and I feel like it’s such a common sample that its very rare for me to actually need to buy one.

Tarte Quench Lip Rescue

I(f you like fancy lip balms this one is for you. Personally it’s too light for me that I’d ever pay for it – I either want a lipstick with actual color or if I’m going for a nude lip I’ll use a $2.99 lip balm from Target. But there’s nothing wrong with it and since I have it I will toss it in my bag and use it.

Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy

I’m not one for a glossy lip but sometimes I do like some plumping action and this certainly does that. Like most lip plumpers the fullness does come with a stinging sensation so it’s not a concept for everyone or something I would do everyday but personally I enjoy the look for special occasions.

Prada Candy

I was hoping this would be my perfume sample as I’ve wanted to try it. The scent is a nice sweet and spicy mix but not in a smells like a five year old girl’s cotton candy body splash type of way. The first thing that hit me though when I tested it was the alcohol and for $90 I wouldn’t expect an heavy alcohol base so I’ll pass.

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