Hi everyone, how have you been my friends? It’s really busy on this side of the screen. Besides work, trying to blog and working on some changes in my career path, there is not much more time left for anything else!
Today I wanted to show you what I got in my September Play! by Sephora box. This month’s theme is “The Unbasic Basics”. All the products included in this month’s box will work pretty well for anyone, regardless of age, complexion or makeup preferences. They are some basic products that pretty much anyone uses but their quality is far from being basic or ordinary. I haven’t got a chance to try all of the products yet since my box arrived just two days ago.
Before I show you the products I got, how cute is this month’s sack?? My favorite one up to date for sure.
The first product in the box is a Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick in the shade Love Spell. I really like the color of the lipstick and how glossy it looks on my lips but it feels more like a lipgloss (minus the stickiness) than a lipstick. It doesn’t stay on very long, unfortunately.
Next up, Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Although I have used a fair share of brow gels in the past, I have never tried this one before. The product is meant to be applied to your brows after you fill them in using a pencil or a powder to make sure your eyebrows stay intact all day. The trick I learnt from Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog is to apply the gel before filling your brows in and the result is even better.
Because everyone needs a black eyeliner in their lives sometimes, I was really excited to see a mini version of my favorite Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I have raved about this liner before and it’s still my favorite one! If you are looking for a classic, matte looking black liner that’s super easy to apply and stays on a whole day, look no more!
My skincare product this month is an Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer. It’s supposed to moisturize, brighten, soften and even out your skin tone. It can also be used as a makeup primer. I have tried it once so far under my makeup and I really liked it.
My hair product in the September box is a Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Protector.
I have tried it only once so far (honestly, every night I go to bed I simply forget about it) but it sounds really intriguing. You are supposed to apply it to your hair, from root to tips, go to bed and you will wake up with the same hairstyle. It’s supposed to hold your style all week if you don’t wash your hair, obviously. Honestly, this product sounded a little too good to be true because by hair always gets messed up overnight and I need to style it again the next morning. But I was quite surprised how well it worked. My hair wasn’t 100% intact but it was pretty much straight from being straightened the day before. I am really glad it works so well.
Lastly, the perfume sample. This month it’s a Sud Magnolia scent from Atelier Cologne. As the name suggests, the main note is magnolia with woody and citrus undertones. I actually really like the smell of this perfume. It’s more on a citrusy than flowery side but it does smell very fresh and juicy.
That’s it for September Play! by Sephora box. Another decent one this month although not the best one. I would like to see more products that are newly released instead of the ones that, even though really good, have been on the market for a few years.
Did you get the same products as me in your box this month? Have you tried any of the items I got? What has been your favorite Play! by Sephora item that you received so far?
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