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Sephora Play October 2016

November 2, 2016
Sephora Play October 2016

Sephora Play October 2016!

I am a bit late with this post, but hey, better late than never right? I got this a couple of weeks ago, I believe before I went on vacation (stay tuned for some posts about that!)

This month’s theme is “The Cool Cut”

Sephora Play October 2016

Sephora Play October 2016

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Sephora Play October 2016

What it is

A deeply regenerating, creamy formula that restructures, strengthens, and protects all hair types, including damaged.

What it is formulated to do

This regenerative care treatment’s creamy formula penetrates completely into the hair for a profound and long-lasting effect, from roots to tips. It is enriched with pure prickly pear seed oil—a precious natural remedy with antioxidant and regenerative virtues. Its action is reinforced with a 100 percent natural repairing agent that restructures and strengthens hair from the inside, smoothing and enhancing its shine. These active ingredients are combined with inula flower extract to reinvigorate and protect the pigments of natural or dyed hair. The scalp is stimulated, roots are regenerated, and hair is protected from breakage and split ends for a smooth, soft, radiant finish.

Suggested Usage

-After shampooing, apply a small amount, massaging thoroughly from the scalp down to the ends.

-Lather the product while gradually adding water, then rinse thoroughly.

Shades of Cool

Sumptuous and full of antioxidants, this conditioning hair mask strengthens strands while enhancing color and shine.

Value

Full size is 8.33 oz and $71 (OMG). I couldn’t find a measurement on this package anywhere, so figured I would weigh it.  It weighed 2.2 oz.  Sample ~$18.73

My Thoughts

Well, I will give this a try, though, at that price, I doubt I will re-purchase.  This is quite a generous sample, and I should really be able to form an opinion!

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb

Sephora Play October 2016

What it is

A lightweight gel-cream that floods the skin with a rush of refreshing hydration and minimizes the appearance of pores for soft, smooth, supple feel.  Is good for normal, oily or combination skin and helps with Dryness, Enlarged pores, Dullness and uneven texture.

If you want to know more…

Aqua Bomb is an ultralightweight, mineral oil-free gel-cream that instantly cools and refreshes skin while providing intensive hydration. This formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including antioxidant-rich lady’s mantle, which helps neutralize skin-damaging free radicals, improves skin elasticity, and minimizes the appearances of pores. This refreshing cream is formulated to ‘burst’ when applied, releasing a flood of weightless moisture onto skin, and then absorb completely for a healthy, smooth, supple appearance.

Suggested Usage

-Apply as needed to face and neck.

-Can be used morning and night.

-For a midday moisture boost, tap gently onto skin.

-Can be used on top of makeup.

-When used as a five-minute emergency moisture mask: apply generously to skin and tissue off.

Shades of Cool

Bypass dryness with this lightweight gel-cream, made to tighten the look of skin and sink in for a smooth, supple feel.

Did you know?

Gel moisturizers are great for maintaining hydrated skin without clogging pores, since their formulas are super light and absorb instantly. They’re also great for wearing under sunscreen.

Value

Full size is $38.  Sample size $7.47.

My Thoughts

I really like other gel moisturizers, so am excited to give this a try.  Stay tuned for a Sample Showdown Post to see how it ranks among the other moisturizers I have tried!

Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel

Sephora Play October 2016

What it is

A revolutionary, non-abrasive peel that visibly but gently sloughs away dead skin cells, revealing bright, renewed skin.

What it is formulated to do

This gently yet effective exfoliating peel preps the skin to maximize absorption of nutrients from skin care products, and creates the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application. Great for all skin types including sensitive, it combines high-performance ingredients like AC-11, arbutin, and fullerene to revive skin’s youthful vitality.

What else you need to know

This product contains no added fragrance. It exfoliates as it repairs, may be used frequently, and is safe for those with sensitive or blemish-prone skin.

Research results

In an independent US study:

After 1 day:

– 94% said skin felt soft and smooth

– 96% said skin felt repaired

– 90% said skin experienced visible exfoliation

After 28 days:

– 98% said skin looked more refined and visibly brighter

Suggested Usage

-Use dry hands to apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin.

-Leave on for a few seconds until it turns milky, then gently massage in circular motion.

-Dead keratin will be formed into particles, showing the exfoliating effect.

-Rinse off with warm water.

-Use two to three times a week.

Shades of Cool

Advanced, non-abrasive peel gently sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal a bright, renewed complexion.

Did you know?

Skin Inc. is all about pure, effective, and highly concentrated skin treatments. They pioneered the idea of customizable serums to target your individual skin care concerns.  Mix and match Skin Inc. serums and create your own skin-saving concoction!

Pro Tip

A peel should always come after your cleanser, but before the rest of your skin care routine.

Value

Full size is $55, Sample is $4.68.

Sephora Play October 2016

My Thoughts

I am not sure how I will like this, but I will let you know!  I think the sample looks really small, and I can’t imagine you would be able to get more than 1 or 2 uses, which is hard to form an opinion on.

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris

Sephora Play October 2016

Yves Saint Laurent introduces a new sparkling fragrance inspired by Paris, the city of intense love. Red berries and pear immediately exude sensuality and femininity. The exotic white datura flower, the soul of the fragrance, embodies desire and seduces the senses. Finally, this modern and daring floral scent is balanced by creamy white musks and patchouli. The experience is a passionate and unforgettable whirlwind journey to Paris.

Notes

Strawberry, Raspberry, Bergamot, Calone, Pear, Orange Flower, Jasmin Sambac, White Peony, Datura, Patchouli, White Musk, Ambrox, Cedarwood, Crystal Moss.

Shades of Cool

Inspired by a love for the sophistication and allure of Paris, this scent layers fruity and floral notes over a musky base.

Pro Tip

For a lighter scent, spray into the air and walk through, rather than sprayed directly on your skin.Yves Saint Laurent introduces a new sparkling fragrance inspired by Paris, the city of intense love. Red berries and pear immediately exude sensuality and femininity. The exotic white datura flower, the soul of the fragrance, embodies desire and seduces the senses. Finally, this modern and daring floral scent is balanced by creamy white musks and patchouli. The experience is a passionate and unforgettable whirlwind journey to Paris. Notes: Strawberry, Raspberry, Bergamot, Calone, Pear, Orange Flower, Jasmin Sambac, White Peony, Datura, Patchouli, White Musk, Ambrox, Cedarwood, Crystal Moss. Style: Passionate. Sensual. Sophisticated.

Behind the Blend

Fragrance Family: fruity floral

Top Notes: bergamot, pear, raspberry, strawberry

Middle Notes: white datura, jasmine, citrus blossom

Base Notes: Musk, patchouli, ambroxan

Value

Full size is 3.04 oz for $122, I don’t even have the energy to figure out this one’s value, cause it is $0 to me 🙂

Sephora Play October 2016

My Thoughts

First off, I don’t care for the scent, second off, it isn’t full!  Honestly, I don’t like fragrance samples for the most part.  So don’t listen to me!  I do like that it is a spray bottle though (there I said something positive.)

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat (warm pink)

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What it is

An eight-hour wear, liquid-matte lipstick with a featherweight, comfortable formula that stays put and keeps color looking as fresh and flawless as the first swipe.

What it does

Perfected on-set in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio, Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick leaves lips with ultra-lightweight, but bold color. This liquid-matte formula is infused with the lip-smoothing Smashbox Primer Oil complex for suede-soft lip color in an array of gorgeous, highly pigmented shades. The precision tip applicator lines and fills with one swipe of the no-drop reservoir, while Advanced Polymer Technology makes lip color stay put and look fresh and flawless for up to eight hours for smudge-proof, budge-proof, and non-feathering, carefree wear.

Shades of Cool

Matte liquid lipstick keeps going for eight hours with a water-resistant non-feathering formula

Value

Full size is $24. I had to weigh this one, since it doesn’t tell me how much it is, Sample is $11.06 (shew!)

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My Thoughts

The color is nice, I will most likely give this away, I don’t typically care for matte lip products, and need a new lip gloss like a hole in the head!

Blinc Mascara Amplified

Sephora Play October 2016

What it is

A tube-forming, water-resistant mascara that gives buildable, glamorous volume with no smudging, flaking, running, or clumping.

What it does

After almost a decade in development, Blinc Mascara Amplified provides incredible, buildable volume and length, all while offering their signature LifeProof properties of the original Blinc Mascara—smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant, and flake-proof. As with the original, Mascara Amplified coats lashes with a glossy, volumizing and extending coat that forms tiny water-resistant “tubes” around the lash. But, unlike the first formula, this one applies more like a traditional mascara, giving you the ability to add as many coats as you want to build your desired look! Because it is not as wet of a formula, you can even go back and reapply if needed, after it dries.

What else you need to know

Removing Blinc Mascara Amplified is just as easy, and requires no makeup remover. Simply apply a little warm water along with some gentle pressure, and the tubes easily slide off your lashes. You will actually see the tiny tubes in your hand as it comes off without leaving any messy black tint or residue behind.

Suggested Usage

-To apply, use Blinc Mascara Amplifed on clean and dry lashes.

-Brush on until you have achieved the desired degree of lash separation, volume, and length.

-You can build on additional volume by applying as many coats as you wish.

-For removal, neither water or pressure alone will remove Blinc Mascara Amplifed. Only the combination of lots of warm water and gentle pressure from your fingertips, a washcloth, or water pressure (i.e. shower) will slide the tiny tubes off your lashes effortlessly.

-Upon removal, you will actually see tiny tubes in your hand!

Shades of Cool

Innovative “tube technology” mascara coats lashes with easy-to-remove, tiny, water-resistant tubes that won’t smudge, or flake.

Did you know?

The removal process of this mascara is truly innovative. Just press on your lashes with a cotton ball or wash cloth soaked in warm water and the tubes formed by the mascara will slid off of your lashes.

Lash Lesson

Guess what? You can wear Blinc mascara over any of your other favorite mascaras and it will act as a sealant, makign your current lash look last longer.

Pro Tip

Mascara getting clumpy? Try soaking your mascara in a glass of hot water to soften it up.  Remember though, the shelf life of mascara is about six months, so if you’ve passed your expiration date, it’s time to restock!

Value

Full size is $26, Sample is $8.67

Sephora Play October 2016

My Thoughts

I have used this mascara before, years ago when it first came out. I do like it, and don’t know why I stopped buying it.  It is very different, and quite cool when you see the little tubes when you remove it.  I am excited to have it back in my life.  I like the brush.  I must say it was wrapped very well!  I like the little metal tube it comes in too – reminds me of a cigar!

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Final Thoughts and Value

Apparently, everyone didn’t get the same box this time, is that true??  I am most excited about the mascara and moisturizer.  The lipgloss will find a home, I will try the peel and the hair mask.  Hey, I am excited about those too!  Final value was $50.61!  Did you get a box this month?  Did you get anything different.  Please check out our other Sephora Box posts here.

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Sephora Play October 2016

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