Play! by Sephora July 2017 Review – Beauty Staycation

This month's Play! by Sephora review marks one year of me being a subscriber. I think that is kind of exciting! I have been able to try a wide variety of high-end products and brands, and I have truly enjoyed the opportunity. Were you here when I posted my July 2016 unboxing? Anyway, let's move on into the July 2017 box. This month's theme is Beauty Staycation, which is yet another summer-themed box. This box has more weight to it than it usually does.

Play! by Sephora July 2017 box
Play! by Sephora July 2017 box


It looks like they are putting more effort into their fold-out booklets. I like it! I was still hoping for another plastic makeup bag, but I am digging the plaid print. I have to say that the only time I ever went camping I totally glamped because I did a full face of makeup in 90 degree weather.

Play! by Sephora July 2017 bag
Play! by Sephora July 2017 bag

Play! by Sephora July 2017 products
Play! by Sephora July 2017 products

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

The first product in my Play! by Sephora review is my first ever product from It Cosmetics. This mascara claims to provide volume, reach, and lift in only one coat. The formula wraps the lashes and contains collagen, biotin, and peptides. The wand is pretty standard, I do not have much to say about that. The claims make it sound like a standard, high-end mascara.

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara
It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag

I have heard so many good things about these lippies from beauty gurus! You all know that I love matte lipcolor in mauvy shades such as this one. I really love the color, and the frosted packaging feels so classy. This product smells like a chocolate dessert! It swatched very smooth, without streaks. The applicator is a flat doe foot. One swipe on my hand was not 100% full coverage, but you can easily make it full coverage without much effort. It dried down matte for me in a matter of minutes, but the directions state that you should let it set for 10 minutes for stay-all-day wear. I touched the swatch after about 30 minutes and it totally transferred onto my finger and had a slight tacky feel. Unfortunately I think it will do the same thing on the lips, making it not so stay-all-day. I will still use it and I highly anticipate that I will like it anyway.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor Swag
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor Swag swatch
Swag swatch

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray

I enjoy testing out hair products to see if my hair will show any change. I could really use something like this, especially with my freshly bleached hair. This leave-in conditioner spray has a light formula. You are to spray it onto clean, wet hair, concentrating it on the ends. All you have to do after that is let your hair air dry or blow dry it. It is supposed to help tame frizz and flyaways.

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray
Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray

Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-off Treatment

This product looks awesome! I find the swirled colors very satisfying. I almost do not want to use it because that will mess up how pretty it is. I also like how it is called a pudding, and it really looks like pudding that I could eat. This is a charcoal face mask that is supposed to balance your skin's moisture, absorb impurities, and reduce the appearance of pores. You are to apply it to your face and blend it over your skin in order to mix the colors into a gray color and ultimately coat your face. It also recommends scooping it out of the pot with a small spoon, which was not provided. You then leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off. It has a very natural, earthy smell, as if it is made with plants, trees, and roses. This is a huge deluxe sample.

Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-off Treatment
Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-off Treatment

Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-off Treatment

Milk Makeup Cooling Water

This is yet another product that I have heard so many great things about! This is a stick moisturizing product that refreshes and soothes your skin. It is packed with marine minerals. You just go ahead and rub the stick all over your face and neck for an instant cooling feel. You can even store it in the fridge for extra cooling. Do all of this before makeup application.

Milk Makeup Cooling Water
Milk Makeup Cooling Water

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

The final product in the Play! by Sephora review is a perfume. This is the second time that we have gotten an Atelier cologne in a Play! box. This is a different scent than last time. I really like how this brand includes a beautiful picture postcard with the sample. I still have the postcard from last time. I keep them on display because they are so nice. This is mainly an orange scent, with the top notes being blood orange and bitter orange peel. It also has geranium and jasmine. It smells OK and I will use it. However, I extremely dislike perfume samples that do not have a sprayer. I am clueless as to how you are supposed to correctly apply a sample without one. I guess just pour it all over and hope for the best.

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine
Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

I must say all of these samples in this month's Play! by Sephora review were rather large, or had big packaging. I cannot believe that we got products that people have been raving about, and that we got a healthy mix of makeup, skincare, and haircare. For me, this is the most impressive box that I have received yet. Keep it up, Sephora! Have you tried any of these products or do you plan on trying any of them? Let me know. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

Be sure to check out the June 2017 box and all of my Play! by Sephora reviews.

1 comment:

  1. Your mascara review is really awesome. Thanks to share this beautiful Mascara review. It's really helpful for eye makeups.I believe makeup is an important part of women's life. I love to use this mascara for my eye and my favorite Liquid Matte Lipsticks for my lip. I can't imagine a single day without my makeups.

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