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 box December 2016

Happy New year to my readers …I know i am kind of late. But I am trying to catch up with where I left.

Today we would be looking at the last box from Play  by Sephora December 2016.

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:The Partygoers

Play By Sephora December 2016

Play By Sephora December 2016

This is such an apt theme for month of December.

The Bag

The Bag

Okay…this time the bag was black …isn’t this such a nice surprise. I have been receiving play by sephora since they started and it always came in a white bag.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain -Always Red

SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain -Always Red $3.31/0.04 oz

When i saw this lip stain..actually it’s a liquid lipstick and has a matte finish i was a happy kid . I love this formula and have two shades in full size. Full size cost $14/5ml. The shade was perfect for new years party 🙂

Swatch of Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain

Swatch of Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain

Just to give a comparison how awesome is this formula and a shade dupe of my fav Stila All day Liquid Lipstick in Beso($24/3ml).Sephora lip stain have quickly become my favourite and I am so glad they came up with so many new shades. The sephora lip stain has  a thinner formula probably i didn’t shake it well but on the lips you can’t tell the difference. Also I swatched another beautiful red shade from this Sephora collection which i own. Trust me if you want to save some bucks try it..i bet you won’t be disappointed.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer -Smoothing Primer -$5.92/0.16 oz 

I am on a hut for a good primer and this one seems great for large pores and fine lines which are my concerns. I have tried their hydrating primer and it works great. Good sample size to try.

Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara

Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara-$16.87/0.135 oz

I have heard a lot about this mascara on YT but never tried it. Great that they have included in this bag.First off i haven’t seen this type of S shaped brush. Also it gives out a rose scent and its stays for quite long time.If don’t like heavily scented mascara this one is not for you. Tried this couple of times and it makes my lashes long and also addes volume.It didnt flake or dryout at the end of the day. Didn’t smudge after my workout. So overall a good mascara.

 Urban decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Urban decay All Nighter Setting Spray-$3.87/0.5oz

I love setting sprays. I have tried the urban decay Chill setting spray. It sets my makeup and takes away any powdery effect. I need to test this one and see how great is this one. Love that it’s a travel size.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo- $5.26/0.8oz

I love dry shampoos. With thin hair and oily scalp they are my only saviors. This is an expensive dry shampoo($23/3.5oz). The scent  seems so fresh. Have tried it once but i didn’t feel it did anything. Also it’s not stark white so thats great.I am not sure if i would buy such an expensive dry shampoo..when drugstore brands like Batiste ($7.99/6.73oz) works so well.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose(Bonus)

On to the last item in the bag ..the bonus fragrance sample. I love the black Elizabeth & James Nirvana.I was super excited to try this rose scent. The top notes are Rose de Mai, Geranium, Vetiver. It’s certainly very dark scent and not like typical rose scent perfume. I am glad that it had spritzer.

Value of Play of sephora:$35.23

Overall the box had a good mix of products. There was no single product which i won’t use.

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