Thursday, July 21, 2016

Unboxing....Play! by Sephora July 2016 #Effortless #Sephora

This is my second Play! by Sephora subscription box that my mail carrier delivered last week.

The theme for this box is Effortless: "Some like it haute. Calling all warm weather essentials and sunny standouts. This month we're taking on the long days and haute nights with a sultry selection that will keep you chic all summer long. Soak up the best of the season with an innovative blotting sponge, a shine-boosting hair treatment, and more beach-worthy finds."

Attached to the front of the informational pamphlet is a Play! Pass that is good for 50 extra Beauty Insider points with an in-store purchase.

All of the products are packaged inside of this cute drawstring bag.

And these are the products that came in the bag:

Beautyblender blotterazzi (1 blotter with liquid blender cleanser)
Washable and reusable, this revolutionary cushion blotter is designed to fit into
facial contours to remove shine and absorb oil without disturbing makeup. 
Full Size $20
Handcrafted in the USA

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer (0.25 ounce)
Mattifying and velvet-smooth, this primer for combination to oily skin controls shine, 
minimizes the look of pores, and helps makeup last up to eight hours.
Full Size $39
Made in Belgium

Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate (0.08 ounce)
Lightweight, buildable matte bronzer formulated with cocoa powder 
for natural looking - and deliciously scented - summer glow. 
Full Size $30
Made in USA

OUAI Wave Spray (1.7 fl. ounces)
Weightless texture mist gives hair an effortless, undone look while adding volume and shine.
Full Size $26
Made in USA

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay (1 ounce)
Foaming gel cleanser uses botanicals and red clay to remove excess oil, purify and balance skin.
Full Size $24
Made in USA

Nest Fragrances Citrine (0.04 ounce)
Layers of fresh lotus flower and freesia mingle with bright citrus and a base of precious woods.
Full Size $68
Made in USA

Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription box that includes 5 deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus all in a collectible bag for $10 with free shipping. Currently, Sephora boxes can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous United States. This is a great way to try new products. All of these products can be purchased at your local Sephora store or at

To subscribe to this subscription box, go to to enter your email address. You will be added to the wait-list & then receive an email invitation when a spot is ready.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Unboxing....Target Beauty Box July 2016 #FreshAndFabulous #SimplyRadiant #TargetBeauty #TargetStyle

For July, Target offered 2 beauty boxes & I was lucky enough to grab them both!

The products in this Beauty Box came wrapped in red tissue paper & the theme of the box is "fresh &7 FABULOUS". An information card is included that tells all about the products plus a coupon for $3 off of any beauty purchase of $15 or more at Target or These are the products that came in this box:

Tom's of Maine Peppermint Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste (1 oz. sample $1)
Dove Regenerative Nourishment Shampoo (1 oz. sample $0.60)
Dove Regenerative Nourishment Conditioner (1 oz. sample $0.60)
Garnier Clearly Brighter Daily Moisturizer (1 oz. sample $5.99)
Sweet Spot On-the-Go Wipettes in 3 scents (3 wipes $1.28)
Umberto Lifting Powder (Full Size $11.99)
NYX Butter Lipstick in Moonlit Night (Full Size $5.99)
(prices from

The products in this Beauty Box also came wrapped in red tissue paper & the theme of the box is "simply RADIANT". An information card is included that tells all about the products plus a coupon for $3 off of any beauty purchase of $15 or more at Target or These are the products that came in this box:

L'Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy Shampoo (1.7 fl. oz. samples $0.50)
L'Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy  Conditioner (1.7 fl. oz. samples $0.50)
Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Shampoo (Full Size $9.99)
Wet n Wild Max Fanatic Cat Eye Mascara (Full Size $4.99)
Derma e Firming DMAE Eye Lift (0.14 oz. sample $6.99)
Acure Facial Cleansing Gel (1 fl. oz. sample $2.50)
Aquaphor Healing Ointment (0.25 oz. sample $0.50)
(prices from

The products in the first box have a value of about $27 and I paid $7 with free shipping and the products in the second box have a value of about $26 and I paid $7 with free shipping. Both of these boxes are a very good value. 

Target Beauty Boxes are not a subscription box that you can sign up for so you have to be ready when they are offered because they are first come, first serve & they sell out pretty quickly. 

I try to get these boxes each time they are offered because they usually contain products that I already use or have wanted to try so I'll be watching & waiting for the next Target Beauty Box & I'll give you a heads up!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Unboxing....Ipsy Glam Bag July 2016 #julyglambag #ipsy

The theme for the July Ipsy Glam Bag is Hot Summer Nights: "The heat is on. We've cranked up the color on with new insider how-to tips, tricks and videos - everything you need to know to master your summer beauty."

These are the products that I received in my July Glam Bag:

Vasanti Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow 2 Brush
theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar (matte cranberry)
Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Mascara 

Eva NYC Get Glossed! Hair Serum
OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner in Silk 

My favorite things this month are the mascara & lip liner. The eyeshadow is not a shade that I will wear & I don't really like hair serums so I probably won't use it. I'm happy to have another eyeshadow brush because I seem to lose makeup brushes pretty regularly. I'm not a fan of the makeup bag this month. I don't like the silvery background & the beach umbrellas look like peppermints. I'll either give it away or donate it. I'm on the fence about whether to keep this subscription or not. I've got enough little samples of everything plus I've got makeup bags full of mascara, eyeshadow & lip colors. I'll think about it, but I may take a break from this subscription for a while. 

Ipsy is a monthly subscription box which comes with full-size or deluxe-sized products plus a makeup bag. The cost is $10 each month with free shipping to the US & Canada. It is delivered via USPS. I think it's well worth the money that I spend & a great way to try new products & add to your makeup collection. Ipsy sends out multiple variations of each Glam Bag so my review is the products that I received. Yours could be different & I love seeing what everyone else gets in their bag.

So. That's my Glam Bag. What did you get in yours?