June Sephora Play Box

Hi all,

No IPSY bag for June because I did a giveaway! BUT I did have a Sephora Play Box and I’m here to report on that 😀

MARAJÓ 

Nourishing Cleansing Crème

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A rich, moisturizing, gentle hair wash for soft, shiny hair.

Key benefits:
– Eliminates frizz and flyaways
– Volumizes without weight
– Cleanses and hydrates

Suggested Usage:
-Massage into wet hair.
-Lather and rinse thoroughly.

My overall thoughts:
My hair felt lighter and less frizzy when I used it; but I only used it once! My hair is very dry, poofy, frizzy, and has a mind its own so I’m always looking for products to help.

LIVING PROOF 

No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A styling cream that smooths, conditions, and eliminates frizz by blocking humidity without weighing hair down.

Key benefits:
– Weightlessly blocks humidity
– Smooths, conditions, and eliminates frizz by blocking humidity without weighing hair down
– Ideal for medium to thick frizzy hair

What else you need to know:
This product is silicone-free and is formulated to be safe for color and chemically treated hair.

My overall thoughts:
Okay curly hair friends, this product was actually amazing at taming my frizz! I’m actually blown away… it de-poofed my hair too and brought it down to an acceptable volume that I’d wear it own in! Also thankful this sample was actually large so I’m gonna make this last a loooong time…

COVER FX

Perfect Setting Powder – Light Finish

What it is:
An ultra-translucent, loose powder that sets makeup for all-day wear while imparting a soft-focus, airbrushed finish.

Suggested Usage:
-Dip a Powder Brush into the powder, tap off excess, and sweep the brush across the face to set makeup.
-Use a beautyblender or sponge to set or bake your foundation and concealer.

My overall thoughts:
Con: It only comes in light and deep finish shades and I’m somewhere in between. I felt a little vampish using this but it you use just a little dusting, it shouldn’t make you too light. Pro: my makeup lasted a lot longer than usual with it on!

TOO FACED 

Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick

COLOR: Queen B – matte soft mauve

What it is:
A lightweight, long-wearing liquified matte lipstick with a creamy and matte, color-rich formula.

What it does:
Matte color gets a makeover. Too Faced’s innovative formula glides onto lips like a gloss but dries to an ultra-matte, opaque finish. Melted Matte ensures that your lip color always looks rich, full, and kissable—and is never dry, shriveled, or cracked.

My overall thoughts:
Loved the consistency, very smooth and silky! However, I don’t think this color was for me 😦

CLINIQUE

Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips

What it is:
A go-to makeup remover that gently erases long-wearing eye and lip makeup without tugging skin.

What it does:
This eye and lip makeup remover leaves nothing behind. It effortlessly dissolves long-wearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. This gentle formula is tug-free, non-irritating, and non-stinging.

What else you need to know:
This product is ophthalmologist tested and suitable for contact lens wearers.

Suggested Usage:
-Shake well before using.
-Saturate cotton ball with remover.
-Cleanse one eye area at a time.
-Apply to eye area and hold for several seconds, then wipe with downward strokes.
-Repeat using fresh cotton ball if necessary.
-Use a new saturated cotton ball or tissue for lipstick removal.
-Rinse with cool water.

BeautyTip:
After using remover, massage Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm onto dry skin, and then follow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ for smoother, healthier-looking skin.

My overall thoughts:
I’ve always been a true fan of Clinique and have used this makeup remover before and its never failed me. Highly recommend if you’re looking for one!

SOL DE JANEIRO

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A fast-absorbing body cream that helps tighten and smooth the look of skin.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Loss of firmness and elasticity

If you want to know more…
Many Brazilian creams have a secret ingredient: guaraná, a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is also powered by a Brazilian blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant powerhouse açaí, and super-conditioning coconut oil for irresistible, touch-me skin. The fast-absorbing texture contains just enough mica to add a perfect Brazilian glow, as the formula helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. Pistachio caramel leaves skin delicately fragranced.

Suggested Usage:
-Massage in a circular motion to create warmth for better absorption and circulation.
-Recommended for your buttocks, legs, tummy, arms, and all over.

What else you need to know:
This product is also formulated without animal by-products, propylene glycol, synthetic colors, PEGs, and petrolatum.

Sol de Janeiro came together with a mutual love of the distinctly Brazilian attitude towards beauty, their secrets, and their know-how. This product supports the Brazilian philosophy that beauty isn’t a standard to reach, it’s an attitude to take. A head-to-toe sensuality that comes through in a smile, a saunter, a samba. Based in the USA, Sol de Janeiro is excited to be able to bring you the most effective, transformative, and fun beauty care experiences—incorporating the latest and greatest super ingredients from the Amazon.

My overall thoughts:
LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream. It smells heavenly and is really moisturizing – I want to just buy a pool of this and swim in it omg.

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