Play By Sephora August and July 2017

Today I received  my August Play by Sephora box strangely it’s too early this month.

If you are not  familiar with this subscription box here are some of the details.

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme:Makeup Geek

Let me confess something ..whenever I have tried to post about this subscription I have been pulled into something , there have been fire alarms or some other emergencies have come up. But today before any issues come up let’s check what i recieved in my box.

This month’s bag seems quite nerdy cute and the leaflet with it explains all the abbreviation for the ingredients.
I am pretty excited about these first 2 products.

I have heard so much about this HourglassVanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick $7.36  As you can see in the swatch the  shade is pretty good match and the foundation feels creamy.

Beautyblender® micro.mini $9 I have used so many beauty blenders and this micro mini has been has on my list. Normally a full size would have 2 of these but one is also a good sample to try.

Lancer The Method: Polish $ 8.9- I have no idea about this  brand, had to go on sephora’s website  and read about it. Its described as the powerful anti aging exfoliator and seems pretty expensive.  Decent sample size. Love trying out new brands.

CLINIQUE Lash Building Primer and High Impact Mascara Duo $8 – This duo seems like a travel size. Never tried a mascara primer so something new to try. I love getting mascara samples since they expire so quickly I just feel a full size won’t to be completely utilised as compared to a sample.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Mini $12 – I think this is a repeat item but i have enjoyed this dry shampoo and it works perfectly  with my fine oily hair. I go through dry shampoo every month so this is going to be put to use right away. Great sample size.

DOLCE&GABBANALight Blue – The perfume sample which is actually a bonus item was something which I  love and own a full size. If you like something fresh , clean and light this is the fragrance.

Overall the august box is valued at  $45.26  which is pretty good value for $10 subscription and you also get beauty insider points for $10.  Certainly the best sephora play box in a while.

Now onto the July box since it arrived quite late  I am now sharing my thoughts.


Theme: Glam out 

So I was super excited to see the bareMineralsGEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag $8.7 But my excitement was short lived until i tried this lipstick ? or lipgloss. It doesn’t last on me for more than a hour. Also it’s not pigmented and can’t apply layers to make fully opaque. Takes forever to dry ..in fact it never dried. Oh and it was not even filled completely.

The shade was also a bit light for my preference.

I love the brand briogeo and this BriogeoRosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray $ 3  was really nice addition to my hair routine as it goes through so much heat .

MILK MAKEUPCooling Water $2  This was my first time trying out milk makeup. I enjoyed this cooling gel stick…the smallest sample. But my only con was it makes my face sticky after some time.

As I said earlier I love mascara samples and IT CosmeticsSuperhero™ Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara $12 hands down the best mascara i have ever used. Makes my lashes super long and adds so much drama.

BosciaCharcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment $11.4 – They are not joking its the most intense mask I have ever tried but in a good way. I must warn you once you apply the thinnest layer it  is going to give you a warming sensation. It makes me feel it’s working 🙂 Also an awesome generous sample size.

The perfume sample Atelier CologneOrange Sanguine Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume

was a repeat but i loved it. 

Overall  only 2 items worked for me. Kinda disappointed in this box but that’s why i feel beauty subscription great way to try new stuff Total value $37.1

Also a quick review of my June box since i never got to a full blog on this one …  The Kat von d liquid lipstick in k- dub(swatched below) was my favourite it looks intimidating but looks so good its my new summer favourite. 

Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional Face Primer smallest sample size, oldie but a goodie

OuaiRose Hair & Body Oil smells awesome,have been using this as a body oil absorbs so quickly.I might splurge on a fullsize

First Aid BeautyHello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer  did not layer well under makeup and maybe a tad bit oily for my skin. 

IGKRich Kid Coconut Oil Gel is not a right product for my fine hair. It may be a great one for someone else.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick K -Dub

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick K -Dub

Overall the june box was a mixed one not bad but not too impressive.

Play by Sephora does send out  variations of this box, so what did you get in your box ? Let me know in the comments below.

If you are with me until the very end of this post…Thanks a ton for reading and stopping by my blog.Also follow my blog so don’t miss any of my future post.

XOXO

Ketaki

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PLAY! by SEPHORA The Iconic Edition 2017

Play By Sephora the Iconic Edition

So Sephora kind dropped this Limited edition Play by Sephora Iconic Edition last week. I did get an email notification from Sephora. This box was exclusive to VIB Rouge members on for $20. Its one time purchase. It’s now sold out. If you are rouge member and would like get this next time I would recommend to set the email reminder.I would as usual update on Instagram once it available but its sold out pretty quickly.

Sephora described it as

Discover the best in luxury. This exclusive, limited-edition box is only available online and includes six deluxe samples from Sephora’s top luxury brands curated by our experts. PLAY! by SEPHORA: The Iconic Edition is an individual set of luxury items, not a monthly subscription.

I placed on my order on 9th June and the box was delivered on 13th June. Not so fast …kind of late .

The box is black unlike the regular playbox.

Gold Bag

The box included Play book and a gold bag. The book and bag certainly feels like luxury.

 The Booklet

The booklet certainly has lot for information about the products and different tips & tricks. The bag has a golden zipper not like usual playbags.

Let’s move on to the products.

Tom Ford Black Orchid  & Dior Poison Girl

I love Tom Ford Black orchid perfume so much that I already own full size . Its warm and floral at the same time. It’s certainly a very heavy fragrance. Whenever I have worn this perfume some or the other person has stopped and ask me. And the long lasting power is awesome. I find that either you love this perfume or you hate it. Also this sample is roller ball and not just a spritzer.

I love perfumes from Dior but never tried Poison girl. It’s certainly floral.  Strangely i loved this perfume even though its floral and sweet.  I can’t explain what i like about it .The sample size is certainly what you get as 250 point perk at Sephora. I wished this was a roller ball for easier application

BURBERRY Cat Lashes Mascara

BURBERRY Cat Lashes Mascara

BURBERRY Cat Lashes Mascara

BURBERRY Cat Lashes Mascara

Ahh..Burberry Mascara certainly super expensive brand. I would never spend $30 to try this mascara.

The brush seems really promising. I will surely updated if it’s really worth the price tag.

Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer & La Mer Crème de la Mer

That primer which everyone is talking about so glad to see this in the box. And the La mer Moisturizer

Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer &  La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

The primer actually has 24 carat gold flakes. I am super excited to try this primer.

The la mer moisturizer is certainly the most expensive sample of the entire box.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick- 49 - bright strawberry pink

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick -49 – bright strawberry pink

This lipstick is exactly what it says ..oil in lipstick. Don’t be alarmed by the bright pink color. When I swatched it looks pretty sheer and my lips love the formula. It’s so moisturizing and hydrating. I would highly recommend a lip liner so it doesn’t feather out



Final Thoughts:

Let’s take look at we what got in the box and their value.

 La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream -0.24oz $40.8

BURBERRY Cat Lashes Mascara -o.11oz $16.5

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick – 0.050z may be ? $12 ?

Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer – 0.16oz  $10.7

Dior Poison Girl – 0.17oz $5

Tom Ford Black Orchid – 0.1oz $22.5

Total Value of the box -$107.5

Cost -$20

I am pretty happy with what I  got in the box.  I won’t purchase all these products looking at the price tags The guerlain primer, the lipstick and the both the perfumes are my favourite. The mascara is also great to test if its  are really worth  it .

Will i get it again Yes certainly. Were you able to get it ? and what were your thoughts ?

 

XOXO

Ketaki

 

Play By Sephora February 2017

Hey everyone,

I know it’s too late to post the february Play by Sephora box.  There have been other personal stuff going on stressing me out. But I know you guys won’t mind the late post 🙂

Play by Sephora Feb 2017

Play by Sephora Feb 2017

Let me give you some info about Play by Sephora.

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme:SMITTEN

The bag - Theme Smitten

The bag – Theme Smitten

The bag is super sexy yes…that stain flowy material and the nude color just tops it…

Play by Sephora February 2017

Play by Sephora February 2017

 

Bite Beauty Multistick - Cashew

Bite Beauty Multistick – Cashew  -$9.88

I love bite beauty lipsticks and this multistick has been in my shopping list for sometime . So I was a happy camper to try this product before committing to a full size. The shade is super flattering and I love the idea of using one product for multitasking.  Great product when travelling since it works a eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. The product really works  and I can get that monochromatic look. My only tip would be when using this as eyeshadow if you have oily eyelids like me use a primer. I would be surely buying the multistick in different shades.

Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy

Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream- $10  & Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy-$4.71

I am already a fan of the origins eye cream. Has the peachy color ,hydrates and depuffs the eyes. Love such samples since eye creams expire within six months.

I have had bad experience with extreme lip injection so when i saw this in my back i was kind sad. But i thought lets give it a try and this time tried it over multistick and in tiny amount. It’s certainly growing on me,didn’t burn that much and the tinglingly fading quite quickly. So less it good in case of this lip injection.

Swatch of Bite MultiStick Cashew and Too faced Lip Injection Glossy - Milkshake

Swatch of Bite MultiStick Cashew and Too faced Lip Injection Glossy – Milkshake

The multistick looks kind of dark in the swatch but on my lips it looks like a perfect peachy pinky nude.The gloss is almost clear on my lips.

SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara

SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara-$3.42

I must admit i have been neglecting the sephora collection for quite some time. But every time it surprises me. They have so many awesome stuff like the cream lip stains,the serum concealer, baked blush and i think this mascara was great,gave my lashes that lift and length. The paddle brush is very unique gets right at the base and  price point $12 for full size is awesome.

CLINIQUE Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer

CLINIQUE Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer -$4.16

I love anything that blurs or smooths my pores and recently i love to add pore minimizing primer and bb cream and some highlighter.This is suitable for oily and combination skin type which is great. Good size sample to try . I am not sure if i would use this over makeup but i am all about blurring my pores 🙂

TOM FORD Neroli Portofino

TOM FORD Neroli Portofino- Bonus 

I think tom ford black orchid is in my top five fav perfumes. But this perfume is not my type it smells like sunscreen and it certainly  has that floral scent. I am glad that sephora sends these samples, it let me try new fragrances.

Play by Sephora Card

Play by Sephora Card

Also don’t forget use your play pass to get additional 50 points when making any purchase in store.

Value of Play of sephora:$32.17

All the items were so great, I am sure will put them to use. The multistick is my favourite and the glossy lip injection is growing on me. In all great bag for just $10.

Play by Sephora does send out  variations of this box, so what did you get in your box ? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks a ton for reading and stopping by my blog.Also follow my blog so don’t miss any of my future post.

XOXO

Ketaki

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Play By Sephora January 2017

Hey my lovely readers hope you are having a good weekend.

Also those who visiting my blog for the first time welcome I hope you stay here for a while. Follow by blog so you don’t any of my future post 🙂
Play By Sephora January 2017

Let me give you some info about Play by Sephora.

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme:Beauty, Set , Go …

Ready Set go .....

This month’s theme is beauty, set . go so apt for on the go types of products.

Details about the Products

Details about the Products

Don’t throw away this pamphlet as it has interesting facts about the products,on to how to use them and also it has play pass. The pass allows you one on one  session about these products in the store and its lets you 50 extra points on any in store purchase.

This month they have changed the bag design. Last year it used to a bag made from a normal white material. It’s such nice change. Isn’t this bag so cute made by the raincoat material and a net.

tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser

tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser-$4.84/0.22oz

I really like this stick and kinda went a bit too carried away when tried it. Its an awesome exfoliant and cleanser.The gel stick has to be applied on wet skin and it foams up. I did massage it for few minutes  Didn’t strip my skin and the particles are so fine. It’s that perfect cleanser for on the go

AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ -$5.71/0.1oz

Now this is the first time sephora has sent something like foundation where shades do matter. I am kind of torn on this one. The shades were pretty good match for my skin tone. The finish is dewy and feels a bit sticky. It’s certainly sheer coverage and not so buildable.I think it would be great for people with flawless skin. This is not for me.Also i feel it’s unhygienic to dip the same sponge back in the cushion.

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy™

FarmacyHoney Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy™-$4.37/0.32oz

I have been eyeing this brand on the sephora for sometime,glad they included this mask in this bag. I was skeptical to use honey as mask but was surprised how awesomely hydrating was this mask. Didn’t notice too much of warming sensation. Not too much of fragrance and a little bit goes a long way. Also farmacy has only used the Honey grown by the bees on their farm.

CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick-Black Honey

CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick-Black Honey- $8

So its seems this oldest and the best selling lipstick from Clinique and it’s made in Belgium.The shade seems pretty dark in the tube but as you see in the swatch is sheer wash. I also own the deluxe size of this lipstick( Sheer balm) in the shade Pink Honey. Love the formula I tend to grab this when i am in a hurry or don’t have mirror handy. Super hydrating and looks so natural.

Ouai Treatment Masque

Ouai Treatment Masque – $4/0.5oz

Love any kind of hair mask in winter season. My fine hair always needs some TLC. I think this sample is good for one use. The scent is something very noticeable.

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly – Bonus 

The bonus sample from Tory was kind of warm floral.Not my favorite but glad to test . That’s the whole purpose of subscriptions boxes to test stuff.

Value of Play of sephora:$26.92

Out of the 5 items,4 items were great. The CC /foundation was not my favourite. But the tarte stick was my favourite and so was the farmacy honey potion. The clinique lipstick is great combo of lipstick/balm.

Play by sephora does send out  variations of this box, so what did you get in your box ? Let me know in the comments below. Till next time….

XOXO

Ketaki

Sephora Play November 2016 Review

Hello everyone…hope everyone is hanging on..Happy Hump Day!!

Also i just feel as December rolls around..it just starts feeling so festive and colorful.I just can’t stop watching all the Christmas special movies !!!

Now let’s move on to the Play by Sephora November Box

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme:Best in Glow

 

The Sephora play box

flyer

 The Flyer… and the theme Best In Glow

tips-n-tricks

How to and more tips on the product in the box

Okay don’t throw away the flyer it has lot of information about the products and lot of tips & tricks

thebag

The cute bag

Sephora always gets cute design on the bag. The bag is not of great quality but the design is definitely cute.

coverfx-primer

COVER FX Illuminating Primer -$6

I have used a matte primer from Coverfx. This is a good size sample. This primer gives natural illumination and not too much glitter or shine. Also it didn’t make skin too oily so thats great 🙂

sephora-gel-n-laura-mercier

SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Lip Gel- Pin Up Pink-$10.9 & Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour -Rosegold-$17.4

If you ask me Buxom Glosses are my favourite. But i think i have found a new favorite. These sephora Lip Gel are great for moisturizing and they do give some color to my lips. The sample is a good size. Don’t be intimidated by the hot pink color. They are not that pigmented but they give the lips that wet look without being sticky.The applicator is weird shape like a paddle.

The product I was most excited to see was the Laura Mercier Caviar stick in rose gold. This sample is more than half of the full size. The color is gorgeous and stays put for long hours. I have tested this stick for an entire day and it lasted through my cardio workout. I think this is most easiest way to do an eyelook. I just used this stick on its own and looks fabulous

glamglow

GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment-$17.25  The Estée Edit Dissolve the Drama 2-in-1 Makeup Remover + Cleanser-$2.4

This would be my second product from Glamglow,initially sephora has sent  mud cleanser and it was really nice size sample. Now this is sample size can get me around 2 to 3 uses. I used this mask the other day and i didn’t really feel any difference. I feel the origins charcoal mask is much better mask.

Now on the estee edit makeup remover. This is my first product from this brand. I had great expectations from this remover but it just leaves a oily residue and its did not even take out my mascara. I have to go in with a normal cleanser to take the residue off. Not really loving this product

Stella McCartney POP

Sephora Play box always has perfume sample as a bonus item. This perfume smelled like roses and lasted a long time. I never like floral scents but somehow this one was really nice.

card

The box also includes a play by sephora card, do take the advantage of the 50 extra points when buying any product in store.

sephora-final

Value of Play of sephora:$53.95

Overall the box had good products from brands I would love to try.Some didnt work out for me,but thats why I love this subcription box.

Play by sephora does send out  variations of this box, so what did you get in your box ? Let me know in the comments below. Till next time….

XOXO

Ketaki

Sephora Play Box October 2016

Hey everyone how was the weekend and who is still in trying to get thru the Monday blues. Anyways I received my October Sephora Play box and this time I didn’t get any shipping/tracking details . I even don’t know how long it was in my mailbox.

If you haven’t heard of this subscription I got you … here are the details

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme: The Cool Cut

The Sephora Play Box October 2016

   The Sephora Play Box October 2016

 

the-bag

   The cute Bag

Love the lipstix and chill design on the bag. The quality of the bag is not that great.

flyer-and-open

The flyer has all the details about the products and the instructions to use to them.

Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream-$4.30

Haven’t ever tried a moisturizer made from egg . I used it the other night as my night cream and it certainly was very hydrating and doesn’t have any kind of fragrance . A little goes a long way ,too much can make your skin oily. Good size sample.

 Verb Leave-In Mist-$1.75

I remember getting a sample of this mist in one of Sephora orders. It worked well for my thin. This size is great for travelling. I love using mist when i am air drying my hair.

 

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver's Seat

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver’s Seat- $8? Can’t figure out

Love this liquid lipstick. It’s not too too drying,remains tacky for a while before drying completely.

This shade is certainly a great choice for fall. The liquid lipstick doesn’t have one swipe opacity but you can layer on. Also the applicator has this tear drop shape and makes applying liquid lipstick so easy. It lasted for 6 hours and it did not feather out when eating or drinking !!!

 Swatch of Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver's Seat

Swatch of Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver’s Seat

nudestix2

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil Belle -$24 full size

I wasn’t happy getting two lip products in the box but when i checked this is a full size item and can be used as blush.  I was a happy camper. It blends beautifully as blush, I am not sure if it will show up on my skin tone. As lipstick, I was pleasantly surprised it is so hydrating and long lasting. It lasted more than 4 hours with eating dinner. The shade is quite lighter than the smashbox one. It’s the perfect nude for my skin tone not too light.

nudestix

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil Belle

swatches

                     Swatches of Smashbox Driver’s Seat and Nudestix Belle

Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel-

                                             Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel-$4.70

This a very tiny sample. May be 2 uses. Its an exfoliating skin peel and has claims of not drying or striping the skin.

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil - Bonus Fragrance Sample

                       Tom Ford Orchid Soleil – Bonus Fragrance Sample

The perfume sample is bonus item in the box. I love the Tom Ford Black Orchid is my fav.  I use the roll on sparingly.It’s an expensive perfume. Firstly the sample has a spritzer thats was nice. I am not a fan of rose perfumes but this scent is growing on me.Its floral but has some warmth to it. It’s certainly doesn’t beat  Tom Ford Black Orchid.

play-card

                                                                      Play Card

Also don’t forget to save the play card it gives you an extra 50 points when making in store purchase.

Final Thoughts :The value of  products in the bag comes to a total of $42.75 and I paid $10 for this box. The products are of the  brands I would love to try and I can easily get them from Sephora. This box was a good mix of skincare, haircare and makeup. So i would say pretty good box for this month. Sephora sends out different variations of bag,let me know in the comments below which variation did you receive or are you subscribed to Sephora Play ?

XOXO

Ketaki

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Ipsy vs Play by Sephora September 2016

Good morning everyone …… here is a comparison of what i got in my September Ipsy Bag vs Play by Sephora ..i know its kinda late…but it’s better late than never right. Let’s get started

Before we head to the bag some info about the subscription.

Ipsy is monthly beauty and makeup subscription all for 10$ including shipping. Every month ipsy sends out four to five sample and deluxe size products with a makeup bag. There are different combinations of products depending upon your style profile.

When you subscribe for ipsy you need to answer the questionnaire which helps ipsy to decide the best combination of products.

Subscription: Ipsy

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : US and Canada

Theme: GLAMZON

 

Ipsy Bag September 2016

The Ipsy Bag

Love the bag it has some girls printed metallic print. I only feel bad because the bag had  a chemical smell. It’s been almost a week the bag was kept in open and i can still smell it.

card-backside

 

Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner

Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner – $2

Feels like a combo of dry shampoo and conditioner. Smells good and i like that it’s a good travel size. Certainly going to use in my upcoming travel.

belif cosmetics The True Cream – Moisturizing bomb- $7.6

I was so happy to see this item in my bag. I have tested this moisturizer as perk from sephora. I can use this sample for couple of weeks and the best part is that it’s not a foil packet.

BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow

BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow-$20

This blush is not really a blush for my skin tone but it works like highlighter as it’s so shimmering. It’s certainly full size item in fact when i checked  on BelláPierre Cosmetics website they sell 4g version and what i received was 6g.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme-$10

I was super excited for this lip injection but i must say this is not for me. It just doesn’t tingle but it burns . I tried this on my bare lips and omg it felt as if my lips were on fire. It’s certainly an expensive product. I am glad i got to try the sample first.

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Nail Polish in Holy Fuchsia

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Nail Polish in Holy Fuchsia $6

I have a love hate relationship with be a bombshell products. Most of the time the product works great but they have strange chemical smell which goes away but when you are applying them it will be noticed.This product  exactly falls in the same category great color,two coats and i was done. But the smell was too much for me.I wished they took care of this issue and i would certainly buy more products from them.

Now let’s move to Play by Sephora.

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme: The Unbasic Basics

sephora-play-sept-2016

The box includes PLAY Book which has the tips and tricks. Also don’t forget the pass you can use the pass for free tutorial and 50 extra  beauty insiders points on any in store purchase.

The play by Sephora bag

All the goodies are packed in this cute bag. I like to reuse these bags eg:  for hair ties ..you know how they disappear

SEPHORA COLLECTIONRouge Shine Lipstick Love Spell

SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Shine Lipstick Love Spell- $3.37

Have never tried these rouge shine lipsticks. The color is kind too pale for my skin tone but they are so hydrating and has that candy gum fragrance. I am not so mad at the fragrance,it fades away quickly so does the lipstick the lasting power is not that great needs to be reapplied but i love the hydration it gives.

 

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Kat Von D Tattoo liner – Trooper $7

This is certainly a repeat offender,got this in my march 2016 play sephora bag. I am glad they included it in this bag since this one of my favourite eyeliners. The sample which I received earlier is now kind of started to dry out and was in need of new one. So yay …this eyeliner is a winner.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day® Night Cap Overnight Perfector

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day® Night Cap Overnight Perfector-$7

I love the living proof products but they are so expensive. So whenever i get a deluxe sample it makes the subscription so worth it .This one seems to be overnight mask,  pillow safe ..interesting to me ..will update on my instagram how it works.

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Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation-$5.60

Another repeat offender from the  september 2015 box.But i would have liked if sephora would have checked if had tested this product earlier. I am not mad but the reason for these subscription box is to try out new things right???There is nothing wrong with the moisturizer I can get at least  3 weeks of use as you need very little.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel – Clear $6.68

I always wanted to try this brow gel and i must say it certainly worth the hype. Great sample size.

 

perfume

Atelier Cologne Collection Azur – Sud Magnolia

This is a bonus item and sephora does send out very expensive perfume samples. It smelled fresh and citrusy.

Ipsy September 2016

Ipsy September 2016

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Play By Sephora September 2016

Value of Ipsy:$45.6

Value of Play of sephora:$29.65

Overall both subscription performed very well in fact the retail value of  Ipsy is much higher than play by sephora. Ipsy could have won this one but for the too faced lip injection which is a complete toss  and so Sephora is the clear winner 🙂

By the way both these subscriptions have variations so what did you get in your bag ? Let me know in the comments below. Also if you like to sign up for any of these subscriptions here is the link

Ipsy:Ipsy signup ( Referral Link)

Play by Sephora: Play by Sephora signup

Till next time….

XOXO

Ketaki