February 2016 Play! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora is a monthly sub box for $10! You get a fragrance sample and 5 deluxe beauty samples which I think is a great value. I believe they have recently opened up more subscriptions so sign up!


They always include an awesome booklet about how to use the products.



Tom Ford Black Orchid – This is a really pricey perfume – the rollerball is $45! I think I know why though: the main fragrance note is an uber rare and custom grown black orchid. Other notes include Black Truffle, Black Plum, Noir Gourmand Accord, Patchouli. It’s a dark, woodsy, and fruity scent that isn’t entirely my style but is still nice. 

Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner – This is your basic black eyeliner but from a high end brand. It’s supposed to have the high intensity of a liquid liner – I won’t go that far but it is creamy.


Bumble and Bumble Pret-A-Powder – If you read my recent Sephora dry shampoo review then you know how I feel about this. I would much prefer a spray version so I might put this up for swaps. It’s also SO pricey.

Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm – in Plumberry Pop. I was really excited to try this and the first time I did it was great. It is a nice color and really stays put. The next time I tried it however it balled up a little bit and made it hard to get an even coat.


Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick – in N9 Copper Pink Satin. Yay for two lip products in one box! This is a really natural and neutral pink that really glides on. No problems, it’s a solid lipstick but not as fun to use as Bite!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara – I’ve tried this mascara multiple times and it’s a great one! Really happy to see it in the box!

Play! still continues to impress me with high end brands and generous size samples! It keeps me looking forward to seeing what I get each month!


Macy’s Beauty Haul

A month or so ago I decided it was time to use up a Macy’s giftcard I had gotten for my wedding over a year ago. Michael and I needed a new fan and a scale and there was a little left over on the card so I decided to pick out some makeup items (duh). Look at what I got!

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Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Watermelon – This color is so fun, a reddish pink. It really feels smooth and has good (not great) staying power. I love that all of Tarte’s lip products smell like mint! It’s also not too pricey at $16.

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Benefit Gimmie Brow – Y’all my brothers fiance got this for me last year for Christmas and I love it! I had to restock – the light/medium color is perfect. I had really just started experimenting with brow products when I got this. It is a fiber gel that sticks to your brows to add fullness and create shape. It is SO EASY! My brows look more defined and polished when I have this on.

Benefit they’re Real! Mascara – This was a free sample (love those) and I have never tried it before. I’ve been waiting to get this in my Birchbox but I never had. Excited to try this one.


Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible Spray – I love trying out dry shmapoos, but I can’t say that I loved this one. While I will say that there was no white residue, I do not feel like it absorbed oil well. Can’t say it gave me tons of volume either and it had an interesting lemony smell that I’m not crazy about.

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Hahaha a sample of One Direction’s Perfume You & I….can’t say I loved this. I just thought it was so funny that I got it.

Anyway I got some great products from Macy’s! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these or other great products recently.