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July 2017 Sephora Play! Box

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; July Sephora Play! Box Review

It’s hard to believe another month has essentially gone by already! 2017 is flying by faster than any year so far. Anyway, I wanted to share my thoughts on the products included in this months box.

I have to admit, I’m a big fan of the products included this month, so here we go:

  • Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding – A black-and-white swirled charcoal face mask that detoxifies, minimizes the appearance of pores, and balances the skin’s hydration levels. I actually used this for the first time after getting home from the most humid day of the year, and it worked wonders for my skin. Actually did feel SUPER clean, and pulled out some gunk from my face that resulted from being a sweaty mess. Highly recommend.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; July Sephora Play! Box Review

  • bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lip Color in ‘Luxe’ – I love a good matte liquid lip. My only issue with them tends to be that they’re drying, but this one isn’t. It goes on smoothly, and doesn’t dry my lips out like a lot of liquid lipsticks. Would definitely buy a full size. (Plus, you can never have enough blush/mauve-y pinks.)

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; July Sephora Play! Box Review

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; July Sephora Play! Box Review

  • Briogeo Roscaro Milk Reparative leave-in conditioning spray – As a blonde with color treated hair, I’m all about products that will repair my ends. I’ve been using this in lieu of my detangling spray, and so far, I like it. Definitely smooths my hair without weighing it down. Haven’t been using it long enough to say whether it actually repairs damage, but I’ll report back!

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; July Sephora Play! Box Review

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; July Sephora Play! Box Review

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Beauty Faves: June Sephora Play Box

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; June Sephora Play! box

Hard to believe we’re already in June, yet here we are. The year is nearly half over – what!? I’m excited to share another month of Sephora Play! products (I shared March here, and totally dropped the ball in May).

June’s theme is a ‘Summer State of Mind‘ and I’m once again loving the products they sent over. I’m a big fan of the fact that it’s generally a few products I’ve tried before and a few I haven’t.

As always, I highly recommend subscribing to Play! as it’s only $10/mo and you get deluxe samples!

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; June Sephora Play! box

  • Verb Sea Spray – I became a fan of Verb when their hair oil was included in another month’s box. (I use it between washed to tame my ends – it’s light enough for fine hair!). So when I saw another of their products to try, I was stoked. This stuff does give a beachy texture, but in my opinion, no sea salt spray really works WONDERS. I do like that it makes my hair easier to curl with a wand and give more textured waves, though.
  • Coola Makeup Setting Spray – What I love about this is that it has SPF 30 in it. The smell is pretty strong, so brace yourself. I am a longtime user of Urban Decay’s Makeup Setting Spray and this product isn’t changing my mind, but I can see myself using it on minimal makeup days when I’ll be outside.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; June Sephora Play! box

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in ‘Lovesick’ – Funny story about this one is that I’m a BIG FAN of this particular lippie and I recently lost it. I bought a replacement one day before this little guy showed up in my Play! box. (I’m glad I now have two because it’s so popular it’s sold out online!)
  • Versace Perfume ‘Bright Crystal’ –
  • I have become the queen of hoarding perfume samples and going through those rather than buying perfume. I definitely like how actually bright this perfume smells. It’ll be an easy go-to
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo – This is my go-to dry shampoo for my fine, oily hair. The version with nettle oil (green top) is GREAT for keeping my hair from getting gross in between washes (I usually go every other day. Since my hair is so fine, I can’t go much longer than that.)
  • Benefit POREfection Primer
  • This product is obviously popular (or they’re just really good at marketing) because it’s everywhere all the time. I think I have about 5 samples of this stuff in my beauty drawer. I’ve tried it several times and haven’t ever been super impressed. It’s supposed to minimize pores, but I don’t really see that effect.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; June Sephora Play! box

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; June Sephora Play! box

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Have you tried any of these products? If so, what were your thoughts?
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