Play! By Sephora Subscription Box September 2017

Play! By Sephora Box September 2017 is HERE! There are a few products I am really excited to try the DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture deep conditioner and the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow (brow gel).

Play! By Sephora September 2017

DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture $36 full sized

DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture $36 deep-conditioning mask for curly or wavy hair and infuses it with moisture for soft, frizz-free hair. The only DevaCurl products that work for me are Decadence No-Poo, One Condition and the DevaCurl Buildup Buster (I will link my review on the buildup buster). The DC has great ingredients unfortunately the sample is only 1.5 ounces  I will test on  a small section of hair and give a review. The full size is $36 for 8 ounces which is pretty expensive. I have  really great deep conditioners in my rotation for a fraction of the cost. Mielle organics deep conditioner is one of my favorites I will link that review as well. http://www.sephora.com

Deva Curl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum Review

Review Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner

 

Ciate London Liquid Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Diva $19

Ciate London Liquid Veltvet in Diva $19, claims this liquid lippie is an ultra-moisturizing lip formula, the shade is a berry shade. I am a matte liquid lip girl (as long as the formula is drying). The color is so pretty a very wearable berry red but I don’t do red lips; I have tried every shade of red and none of them work on me. Side note I just gave away at least 12 variations of red lipstick to a dear friend no more red for me! http://www.sephora.com

Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil $10

Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil in Black Lace $10, claims to be a creamy, easy-to-apply pencil with a long-lasting, waterproof formula that glides on smoothly. I don’t normally use black eyeliner; I think black is too harsh on mature women (on this mature woman anyway). I do occasionally use black eyeliner on my upper water line (where the liner is undetectable) to make my lashes appear thicker. Waterproof eye makeup I avoid because it’s usually a pain to remove. The formula glides across the skin and is very smooth and creamy ( swatched on the back of my hand) I will keep you posted on its wear time and how it easily it removes from my eyes. http://www.sephora.com

 

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream 1.6 ounces $45

Fresh Youth Preserve Face Cream $45 is a light weight daily cream deeply moisturizes to help prevent visible signs of aging. I love trying new skin care. The formula is light weight that seeps right into the skin ( I rubbed a little on the back of my hand) I will try it tonight on my face.

http://www.sephora.com

 

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow $24

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Deep $24 for full sized.  Benefit claims Gimme Brow is a volumizing, water-resistant fiber gel that mimics the look of real hair to create thick, lush-looking brows. I have worn this brow gel for the last few days and I love it. The brush is really small so you don’t get the product on your skin, the fibers stay in place and really fill in any sparse areas. The gel comes in 3 shades Deep-dark brown to black (cool under tone), Light-platinum to light blonde (cool under tone), Medium-golden to medium brown (warm under tones). I was sent the Deep color which was too dark I will definitely purchase a lighter shade once I use up my current brow products.  http://www.sephora.com

 

Living Proof Nourishing Oil $38

Living Proof Nourishing oil $38 3.4 ounces, a nourishing blend that mimics your hair’s natural oils for smooth, shiny, healthy and hydrated-feeling strands. Living Proof isn’t a brand that has really been on my radar they do have a range for curly hair but it doesn’t really appeal to me. I will try this oil on my ends it’s so expensive even if it knocks my socks off I won’t be purchasing a full size.  http://www.sephora.com

This month’s box was just okay for me not because of the products themselves but the color selections (red lipstick and black eyeliner) not my thing. I was also disappointed that the box didn’t have a fragrance this month!

Do you wear bold lip? What is your go to lip color? Do you wear eyeliner?

 

5 Comments

  1. Kristin S.
    September 20, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Looking forward to your reviews! I was sad to see that the Essence box is no longer in existence, is the Sephora Box worth trying out?

    • Karen's Essentials
      September 21, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Hi Kristin!
      In my opinion the Sephora box is worth it because it’s only $10 per month and you get try a variety of skin care, makeup and hair products. There are few BOB (Black Owned Brands) that are new that I want to try out. I don’t care for Hair Care subscriptions because I am very picky about ingredients so that wouldn’t work for me. I will keep you guys posted as I review other subscription boxes.

  2. L
    September 21, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I really enjoyed reading this! I can not wait to try the brow gel!! I have worn a bold lip”Fuschia” my go to color I think I sorta mix it up but in looking at pics it seems that it turns out to be done shade of purple . I’d like to try the Sephira box , I used to get Ipsy and really miss it!

    • L
      September 21, 2017 / 9:40 am

      *some

    • Karen's Essentials
      September 21, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Hi Alicia!

      I think you would love the brow gel and the Sephora box! Girl I just can’t do bold colors they just don’t work on me lol!

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