Let’s chat and witness my luxurious August 2017 Sephora Play Beauty Box. Everyone, I’ve got the Hourglass foundation stick that is all the rage these days. I’ve been very happy with the Play! by Sephora subscription box recently (after the horrific April box). This post is for the Sephora Play August box number 130.

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The theme is The Innovators. You can see the default box here. See my June and July box reviews.

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My Sephora Play August 2017 box number 130 contains:

  1. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell | Full size $46
  2. Burberry My Burberry Black | Full size $95 – $125
  3. Korres Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum Review | Full size $98 – Sephora Exclusive
  4. Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist | Full size $30
  5. Beautyblender micro.mini Makeup Sponge Applicator | Full size $18
  6. Clinique Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo | Full size $16
  7. A collectible makeup bag
  8. PLAY! BOOK with tips, tricks, how-tos and beauty advice
  9. Access to exclusive video and how-to content on com/play
  10. PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for a free one-on-one tutorial and 50 points with any purchase
  11. Free box for your friend (in select stores only).
  12. Purchase your August Sephora Play Beauty Box $10 – select stores only, no sub. See what’s in it and how to here.

It’s 4 months that there’s no house brand in my boxes! If you wonder about Play! by Sephora beauty box – September 2017, see the first spoiler in my post here.

Review Sephora Play August 2017 box number 130


Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell | Full size $46

A revolutionary foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, the fluidity of a liquid, and the weightlessness of a powder in a longwearing waterproof formula for undetectable full coverage.

IcanGWP Review: Anything “Hourglass” gets my attention. I’m impressed by the quality and efficacy of Hourglass products: Ambient light primer (reviewed here), Full Spectrum Mascara, Primer, Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick (reviewed here) and Strobe Lighting Powder (reviewed here). The lightest buttery texture is so unique. It gives a satin airbrushed finish that looks so gorgeous. This foundation stick makes my prep so wonderful again and you may find it wonderful too. One tip from me: don’t overdo it.

Burberry My Burberry Black | Full size $95 – $125

Introducing My Burberry Black. A new fragrance joining the My Burberry collection, it follows the same codes of craftsmanship, innovation and appreciation of the iconic Heritage Trench Coat.

IcanGWP Review: Now smell this Burberry scent for women. I’m pretty excited about the combo of jasmine, candied roses and peach nectar.  Here’s a very good explanation from the creator Francis Kurkdjian: “an intense and sensual reinterpretation…a London garden amidst a gathering storm; heavy rain contrasting with the warm and captivating flora”.

It’s fuller, darker and sexier than the original. I’d use it for an evening wear. It starts with the very warm, feather light, and welcoming flora-amber scent. Then the dry down is caramel musky and peachy – almost like a complex dessert liquor with rose and patchouli in and out. This perfume is very long-lasting. If you like a scent that is not overly feminine and warms beautifully on the skin, give it a try!!


Korres Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum Review | Full size $98 – Sephora Exclusive

A precious golden elixir infused with the immense antioxidant power of one-day fresh Greek saffron to universally correct all visible signs of aging.

IcanGWP Review: This unicorn-glow elixir is so pretty! I’m so excited to try this luxurious serum. The gold solution smells so wonderful. Think Greek saffron – so calm, Mediterranean and different. Something you want to keep putting on. It glides on effortlessly and absorbs like a miracle. My skin feels fantastic. It’s a little bit brightened and glowing, something summery and I like that.

The ingredients are excellent. According to Korres “It takes 70,000 krocus flowers—which bloom only once per year for two weeks—to produce just one pound of Greek saffron.”. I’m impressed by this fact. It’s pity that my face feels dry at the end of the day from the alcohol content. I’d consider purchasing the full size alcohol free version – just so that I can sniff and relax.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist | Full size $30

Nourish, replenish and preserve hair with a long-lasting mist that delivers touchably soft style holding from root to to tip, while instantly doubling volume.


Beautyblender micro.mini Makeup Sponge Applicator | Full size $18

IcanGWP Review: BeautyBlender is so very popular because the secret hydrophilic foam material. The standard makeup sponges repel water. This material draws in water and allows a little bit of makeup to penetrate the top layer of the sponge for a cushion effect. Thus, it will work better when it is damp. I have tested and it works like original BeautyBlender and is easier to reach the area where the big one usually missed, like the under eye area. It is easier to clean and dry too.

Clinique Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo

Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black  | Full-size is $16.50

What it is: A mascara that effortlessly adds volume and length to your lashes. Who it’s for: Anyone who wants stand-out lashes. What it does: It kicks up your lashes, coating them in pure, deep color that only adds to the impact.

IcanGWP: The average review is 4.7! The bristle is very slim and firmer than other mascaras. It separates and extends each eyelash well and does not produce any clumps. To get  very beautiful, thick, curled and lengthened lashes, you will need two to three coats or some mascara base to prime it. And make sure to wait so that it is completely dry. It is not waterproof and can be removed with a washcloth and cold water. Contact lens wearers really love it because it doesn’t irritate their eyes. Sensitive eye users also love that it is easy and doesn’t burn their eyes. They also offer 3 more types of Clinique High Impact Mascaras including the waterproof one.

The Play! Book this month is the cutest one ever!


Quick Take:

This is a fun beauty box for summer! Six items I received: foundation, gold serum, mascara hair spray, warm scent perfume and makeup applicator. All of them are deluxe or travel size, good value! Sephora sends this out for $10 a month, I love my box.

What do you think? Do you love your Play! August Beauty Box?

I hope you enjoyed the post! Check out my Sephora Play! Beauty Boxes review posts here.

If you want to try a new set of beauty samples from famous, well-known or emerging brands at affordable price, you may hop on the bandwagon. The spots are open now and it’s not an annual sub – you can cancel any time and they charge us at the beginning of the month.

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