Southern Mom Loves: Sephora Play Box Unboxing {October 2018}

Sephora Play Box Unboxing {October 2018}

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Hi, guys! I received my Sephora Play box a little early this month, so I've got an unboxing post for you today to show you all of the beauty goodies inside the October box (includes the brands Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tarte, Philosophy, Benefit, Caudalie, and Chloé!) + a surprise at the end for my unboxing readers to treat yourself with!

As always, the Sephora Play box comes with 6 nice-sized samples from luxury brands and this month's theme was Halloween looks!

First up was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Banana. The sheet says Foundation stick but the label on the tube says Contour stick...hmmm. It's a yellow tone so I wouldn't wear it as a foundation, but yellow cancels out purple-blue undereye colors, so I would definitely use this as more of a color-correction stick for my undereye area underneath my foundation.

The next item in the box was the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer. Now you guys know how I feel about primers (meh) and it seems like I've gotten a new one every month, so I'm going to skip this one.

Now, this is something I can get behind. I love Philosophy so their Purity Made Simple Eye Gel is something I was excited to try. It feels great on; Very moisturizing. The box says its clinically proven to hydrate for 24 hours (really nice, since the undereye skin doesn't create its own oils) and it is said to help with puffiness, bags, and shadows within 3 days. I'll take all the help I can get!

Next was the Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 05 Deep. This is why I subscribe to the Play box, guys; Being able to try out products and finding the perfect ones for me before I splash out the cash.

My brows are thin and sparse and this stuff was simply awesome! It was easy to use, not too pigmented or dark that my eyebrows looked unnatural, and did I mention easy to use? I'm not a brow aficionado, but I was able to apply this in about 30 seconds and my brows looked amazing! Must buy.

Awwww, it looks like my serum had a baby! You may remember that I received the full-sized Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum in my Fall Box of Style. I've had the chance to use it for a few weeks now and I have to say my skin looks lovely! The color has evened out, my dark spots are less noticeable and unless I've lost my mind, my undereye circles are lessened, too.

It's my new favorite thing, so I'm not mad that I got a sample size. The full-sized 1 oz. bottle is $79 so this .33 oz. sample has about $26 worth of product in it. Seeing as this entire box is $10, it's a deal. I'll stash this one in my travel kit. :)

The bonus sample this month was a perfume. Yay, my favorite! I love sampling perfumes because I love matching my wardrobe, mood, season, etc. with my perfume. I've never tried out the Chloé Eau de Parfum even though its been out since the '70s and is still wildly popular.

It's a floral fragrance with notes (from top to bottom) of Peony, Rose, and Honey. It sounds a bit too sweet and cloying, but it's absolutely beautifully balanced and smells divine. Another new favorite! <3

I hope you guys liked this month's Sephora Play unboxing!


Now for the secret surprise that I mentioned before: Enter below for a $25 eGift Card to either Starbucks or Sephora! I actually held a poll on Facebook to choose the prize because I wasn't sure how many of you would like a card to Sephora to get yourself a Play box or two, so I thought I would give you a choice of gorgeous makeup or delicious coffees and teas to treat yourself with!

One winner will receive a $25 eGift Card to their choice of Sephora or Starbucks!

Giveaway begins on 10/20/18 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 11/3/18 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to US/CAN (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner's List here.

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Disclaimer: No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Southern Mom Loves will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

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