What’s in the Play! by Sephora – June 2016 Box

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I recently received my Play! by Sephora – June 2016 Box in the mail. For those unfamiliar with Play! by Sephora, it is a monthly beauty subscription launched by Sephora. You pay $10 a month and receive a box with the following:

– 5 deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus
– Play! Book (a pamphlet which has information on the box contents + tips and tricks)
– Play! Pass (a card which allows you to redeem a free one-on-one tutorial + bonus points with any product purchase during the same store visit)

What's in the Play! by Sephora - June 2016 Box

The only way to subscribe is online at Sephora.com/play – but you have to sign up for a waitlist and once a spot opens they will send you an e-mail to claim a spot and join. I don’t quite remember when I signed up for the waitlist, but I only recently got accepted. In April I got my first Play! by Sephora box, but never got around to putting up the post on the blog.

The June 2016 Box just arrived in the mail last week and I’m going to share my first impressions of the items – six sample-sized products wrapped in a super cute drawstring pouch. In the box was the following:

•Bumble and Bumble – Don’t Blow It (0.34 fl oz/10 ml)
•BECCA – Backlight Priming Filter (0.05 oz/1.55 g, swatched on lips here)
•Bareminerals – Bareskin Bronzer (0.05 fl oz/1.5 ml)
•tarte – Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion (0.1 fl oz/3 ml)
•Benefit – They’re Real Mascara (0.1 fl oz/3 ml)
•Tocca Beauty perfume in Florence (in a tiny vial)

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I was excited to receive June’s Play Box because I didn’t what to expect this time around and the clues left everything up to the imagination. However, I’m happy with the results. Everything in the box is new to me with the exception of the Benefit – They’re Real Mascara (which I’ve purchased before and love). Can never have too much sunscreen so the tarte lotion should come in handy and the item I’m most excited about is the Becca priming filter.

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Overall, I give the Play! by Sephora June 2016 Box a huge thumbs up. If you haven’t subscribed for these you can add your name to the wait list online at sephora.com/play – right now the only way to purchase a subscription is online. I think the wait time for each person is different depending on location. When I told a local Sephora sales rep that I got on the list she commented “Yeah, they started sending to our area.” There’s a page of FAQs here in case you have more questions.

Have any of you signed up for the Play! by Sephora Box? If you already signed up and received previous boxes what are your thoughts?


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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette Review

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette Review

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today I’m going to share my thoughts and review on the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette($45).

There are so many color corrector options out there that I thought getting a palette would be the easiest and less complicated option rather than having to pick and choose from so many different brands and so many different colors. I opted for the Tarte Wipeout Palette because first of all it’s one of the cutest I’ve ever seen, second it came with clear graphical instructions and third, the whole Rainforest of the Sea™ theme appealed to me. 😀

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The Tarte palette contains five different colors, each one with a number labeled next to it that can be used in conjunction with the “instructions” or illustrative guide that comes with the palette. The color correctors are all creams and it’s recommended that a brush be used when applying. Note that I only used my fingers and then blended with my beautyblender and I think it worked out just as well.

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Included in the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette is:

A bright yellow…used to brighten the face and as a highlighter. You would use this on the cheekbones under the eyebrows, the forehead and center of the nose, and pretty much anywhere you would use your highlighter

The bright burnt orange is used to counteract dark circles…this color is used under the eye area and the instructions also recommend you use it on “the hollow area between the eyes and nose”

The bright green is used to neutralize any redness in the face. I used this on my cheeks where I have blemishes, the forehead where I have acne scars and on the bottom sides of my nose.

The deep brown is used more or less like a bronzer to contour the face

And the light beige/peachy colors (one is lighter than the other) are used to even out the skin and any discoloration. For these two colors you would choose the one that best fits your complexion. Or you could blend them together, like me, if one or the other doesn’t match. 😉

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I must say when I first opened this up I was very excited to give it a try. I mean how hard can it be, after all it came with instructions. And most of us gals are good when it comes to instructions, right?

When I first attempted to use this I will admit I was overwhelmed by all the colors and the constant back and forth with the instructions. However, once I got the hang of it I realized it wasn’t so bad. So, after multiple attempts, I did notice that my face looked less red and my face more even and less discolored. However, this could be due to the fact that uneven skin wasn’t a major issue for me before I started using the palette. I like that it comes with a highlighter, bronzer and concealer. So if those colors work for you this palette would be a great investment. I only wish it also has “blue” brightening cream to brighten up dull a dull face. It would’ve helped with the harsh weather we’ve been getting here in the Midwest.

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Overall, I give the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette a thumbs up. If your new to color correcting I suggest you give it a try. The instructions help and it gives subtle results without being overpowering. You can currently find it in stores at your local Sephora or online.

Have any of you tried color correcting? What are your thoughts? I’m thinking of making an appointment at Sephora to improve my color correcting skills.


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