Play! By Sephora July 2016: Effortless

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Play! By Sephora July 2016

This month’s Play! By Sephora beauty subscription box is all about warm weather essentials and sunny standouts. Take on the long days and the hot nights with a selection of products to keep you chic all summer.

Check out what’s in the box:

Nest Citrine

Nest Fragrances Citrine (1.7 oz./ SRP $68.00) is this month’s perfume pick (my favorite part of the box). I’ve tried a few Nest samples here and there, but never took the leap into purchasing a full sized bottle, but I think I found the one! Nest Citrine features notes of fresh lotus flower, freesia, bright citrus and a base of precious woods. This is the perfect fragrance to wear during the duration of summer. It is light, summery, and not overpowering.


Ouai Wave Spray

Ouai Wave Spray (5 oz./ SRP $26.00) is described as a weightless, texture mist that gives hair an effortless, undone look while adding volume and shine. I am on the hunt for a volumizing spray. My shrinkage is crazy and now that I have a little length back, I would like to volume. This spray smells really good, and I look forward to trying it.


Beautyblender Blotterazzi

Beautyblender Blotterazzi (SRP $20.00) is a reusable cushion blotter designed to fit into facial contours to remove shine and absorb oil without disturbing makeup. This looks like the coolest product ever, but I have dry skin. I’ll pass this on to an oily friend!


First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (SRP $20.00) is rich in botanicals and antioxidants with a light, whipped texture that transforms into a lush, creamy lather. I’ll admit I’m not into their products, I have an HG cleanser, but I’m going to try this out and report back to you later!


Smashbox Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (SRP $36.00) is the HG of primers. I remember the good ole days when no other primer mattered as much as this one. It’s silky and lightweight in texture and great for normal to dry skin. It creates a clean canvas to help makeup stay in place with a flawless finish.


Benefit Dew The Hoola

Benefit Cosmetics Dew The Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer (SRP $28.00) is a lightweight, shimmer free matte liquid bronzer that creates a warm, radiant look that is sheer and seamless. Naturally, like most Benefit products, this works well on pale skin tones and does nothing for deeper skin. it barely shows up, but I secretly love the soft, matte finish. My God Benefit, why do you refuse to make products for brown girls!?

Play! By Sephora is a curation of five deluxe samples handpicked from their shelves (plus a fragrance bonus) all in a collectable bag for $10 a month.
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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

One thought on “Play! By Sephora July 2016: Effortless

  1. Shanta @ BuryMeInRedLipstick

    Smashbox Photo Finish was the first primer I ever purchased. That feels like ages ago.


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