Play! by Sephora Box (April 2016)Monday, April 18, 2016
I am ready to play!
|from the Sephora website|
I did check the website for previews beforehand, but it wasn't giving me much until it actually shipped. I am excited about the samples included in April's box!
I have been wanting to try Sunday Riley's Good Genes for some time and am happy to see this highly-raved-about cream in the box, especially since I have been after it. Good Genes is an "all-in-one Lactic Acid Treatment" that's supposed to exfoliate, brighten, and clarify for "immediate, smooth radiance." As excited as I am about Good Genes, I am currently testing a lactic acid serum with similar ingredients, so this will have to wait until I'm done with that. But just as a hint, my skin seems to be really enjoying lactic acid! So I'm even more eager to try and compare Good Genes to the product I am using now! The only unexciting part about Good Genes is its retail price, $105.00 for 1 oz. Folks seem to love it though, so there must be something.
Also included in the box is a sample Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. I really like Nars Cruella, the velvet matte version of this lip pencil included as a birthday gift for Beauty Insiders last year. Rikugien is described as a rose pink and I'd like to imagine it's the name of a beautiful, bad-ass, sword-wielding anime character. :) Turns out, it's a beautiful garden in Tokyo. I'm ok with that.
Lastly, I must say how pleased I am that Sephora includes something from its own brand (seems to be a recurring theme). I think the Sephora Collection is highly underrated and they make really good products people should pay more attention to. For this box, they included the Sephora Collection Colorful Cheek Ink Gel in Peony. I'm not a huge blush person, but I do love trying blushes that aren't powder-based! I really like their Airbrush blush and am very excited to try this gel formula. If I like it enough, I might just pick up Water Lily, a bright pink which I suspect will suit me better as far a color payoff and intensity. But that is me jumping to conclusions; I can only wait and see what Peony has in store for me!
I am scheduled to receive my box by Thursday so the countdown begins!
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