May Sephora Play! Box

 

Hello everyone! Today’s post is going to be a quick one about the May Play! Box. Let’s dive in!

DF31365A-713A-4693-8FD2-CEED9BC7CB60The first thing I was really excited to see included was the Belif Hungarian Water Essence. I have been wanting to try something from Belif for a while so I was excited to receive this sample! This product is a hydration serum that you put on after toning and before moisturizer. I have been using it at night the past week, and while I do really like it, it hasn’t been life changing for me. I feel like when it comes to serums meant solely for hydrating, the drugstore has really great options. For heavier duty issues (wrinkles, dark spots, texture) I have had better luck with high end products, but I don’t find that the expensive hydrating products work any better than the ones I can get at Target.

 

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The rest of the products in my Play! Box were from brands I hadn’t heard of, but I was really interested in all the products! I am always down to try a new cleanser, and while I was weary of the fact that this one by Skin Laundry was a foaming face wash, I have been pleasantly surprised by it! The foaming doesn’t dry me out, and my skin always feels very fresh and clean after using it. The Sephora site says this product is a solution for “redness, sensitive skin, and roughness and uneven texture”, meaning this product sounds like it was designed for me. The full size is $20 for 6.7 oz, and if I keep liking the sample I can definitely see myself purchasing the full size. I was also really excited to see that a hair mask was in this box! A hair mask always sounds so nice, but it’s not something I would normally spend my money on. This one by Rahua made my hair so soft and silky after! However, given that the full size is $58, there is literally no way I would buy it.

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The last product I got was this Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick by treStiQue. (Edit: I did also receive a perfume sample by Stella, but forget to take pictures of it! I also should have received the Magnetic Matte Lip Color by Nudestix, but it wasn’t included in my box for some reason! Sephora customer service however was incredible, and gave me full refund for this month’s box which was super nice! Anyway, back to the post!) This product gives off a really nice dewey – but not too overboard – glow. It’s very natural and really just makes you look healthy. And as far as highlighters go, that is my favorite kind. But, since highlight isn’t an essential part of my routine, I won’t be shelling out the $34 to purchase the full-size. I will however enjoy this sample until it runs out! If you are someone who really likes highlight, and wants a subtle and luminous glow, I would definitely recommend looking into this one!

That sums up my thoughts on this months Play Box. What do you think of the products that were included for May? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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