My May PLAY! by Sephora Box

Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog again. If you missed last month’s Play! by Sephora box, you can find it here.

I honestly look forward more to my Play! by Sephora unboxings than to my Birchbox unboxings. Anyone else feel the same way? I think it has to do with the physical bag it comes in, much like IPSY does, I don’t find the cardboard box too exciting, even if they do change the design every month.

The theme for this month’s box is “The Rising Stars” – cult favorites, hard-to-find formulas, and one-of-a-kind brands that are making their mark. I love that so far my boxes have included a variety of products that target different areas whether it’s skin, hair, or lips, and even though the perfume is not my favorite thing about the box, it’s still nice to try out new fragrances every month.


I won’t delay you anymore with my thoughts on things, here are the items I received this month!

Tata Harper – Resurfacing Mask

I am so excited to get this! I received another sample of the Tata Harper Resurfacing Max in an old Birchbox and it’s really interesting how the packaging is. This one looks a lot more sturdy and nicer and just better quality. This mask works like a “peel treatment to purify and revitalize skin with a proprietary blend of potent botanicals.” Once applied, you’re supposed to leave it on for about 20 minutes and then wash it off. It leaves my skin with a bit of a healthy glow and I love it! Highly recommend it.


Milk Makeup – Blur Stick

I have read mixed reviews about this. The Milk Blur Stick is a “matte-coverage blurring stick that smooths and primes all skin tones for makeup by minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines.” I am definitely excited to try it, but a lot of other beauty YouTubers and bloggers have said they don’t really notice much difference when using it. Have any of you tried it? Let me know what you think in the comments!


Trèstique – Highlight + Perfect Multipurpose Stick in Maldives Luminescent

A while back, I also received an eyeshadow from Trèstique and I loved how easy and blendable it was. I am sure this will be just like that. The shade looks gorgeous and it is very natural, so if you’re not big on the glow, this would be perfect for you! The guide describes it as a “silky-smooth gel highlighter stick that pairs a barely-there, lightweight texture with a luminous champagne pink shimmer.”

Rahua – Omega 9 Hair Mask

Ever since I balayaged my hair… Not sure if that’s a term but I am just going to go with it, my hair has thinned out a lot and it tangles easily and it’s just a pain in the butt. I’ve recently been using a variety of products to improve this and I will be sharing them with you in the next few weeks, but any sort of hair product excites me, even though I didn’t use to be a high maintenance hair person. This is a “salon-quality conditioning treatment made with omega-rich oil that soaks into damaged or dull hair to add shine and vibrancy.” Will definitely be writing a full review of this!

Grande Lips – Lip Plumper in Clear


The guide described this as a clear gloss that “uses a patented hyaluronic acid-infused formula to visibly plump lips while also softening over time.” Does anyone know a trick to not get gloss all over your face? I use glasses most of the day so that I can see, and I find it that sometimes I even end up with gloss on my glasses that first got on my hair and the somehow ended up on the glasses. I haven’t tried this out, but from experience, I believe it will a bit tingly and not really do anything TOO noticeable. On the guide, it says it should be used twice a day.

CLEAN – Reserve Sel Santal 

Last and least, “inspired by vacations in the South of France, this scent blends notes of sun-warmed woods with salty ocean air and fresh, green fig leaves.”

Please let me know if you’ve tried any of these! I would love to know.

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • Between Sephora, Birchbox, and Ipsy, which subscription service would you recommend to start with?

    • That’s a great question!! It really depends, I’ve tried them all and I think Sephora is the most worth it. They’re all $10 but with Sephora I know I will be able to try brands I can later easily purchase in-store or online. They also let you go in the store and learn how to use the products you received. Hope that helps! And let you know if you subscribe to any.

  • Making It up

    I love the Blur Stick! It blurs out my pores and it feels really lightweight on my skin.

    • Really? I tried it out but i didn’t notice much difference 🙁

      • Making It up

        You could try pressing the product into the skin as opposed to swiping it to really get the product in there.

        • Interesting! I definitely swiped it Will have to try it that way

  • Very inspiring post 🙂


  • Everyone talks about eyebrows being sisters not twins... I feel the same way about eyelashes. Loved trying out the @marcbeauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. It's easy for this one to get on the clumpy side, but I think wiping the excess off really helps. What are your favorite mascara tricks to make them look more even?
Todo el mundo dice que las cejas son hermanas no gemelas... así me siento yo acerca de las pestañas. Cuales son sus trucos para hacerlas ver parejas?
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  • Happy Wednesday!! Went foundation-less for this and forgot how much I like it! Before getting into makeup I would only do concealer and powder. After I got into makeup I started feeling like I HAD to wear some sort of base. You don't HAVE to do anything and you'll look gorgeous as long as you're feeling comfortable with yourself
Aquí me salte la base. Antes de que me obsesionada con el maquillaje solo usaba corrector y polvos. Luego empece a sentir que TENÍA que usar algún tipo de base. La verdad es que no TIENES que hacer nada. Te verás hermosa con tal de que te estás sintiendo cómoda!
 #motd #makeupinspo #vibrouge #wakeupandmakeup #instahaul #igbeauty #sephorahaul #sephora #makeupmafia #beautycommunity #makeupmess #makeupflatlay #makeuplife #lipstick #igbeauty #blogger #beautybloggers #beautyblog #bblogger #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #makeuptalk #makeupcollection #instamakeup #makeupoftheday #makeupobsessed #makeupfanatic1 #slaytheflatlay #makeupcommunity
  • I've posted this one before but the @itcosmetics CC Cream deserves all the love it can get. I just posted a review on it up on my blog so make sure you check it out if you've been curious about it.
Esta ya la he puesto antes pero la CC Cream de @itcosmetics se merece todo el amor ❤️ No se pierdan mi reseña en el blog!
  • Can't go wrong with a red lip this holiday season! What's your favorite red lipstick?
Nada como un labial rojo durante esta temporada! Cuál es su labial rojo favorito?
  • New post is up! I shared my love for the @itcosmetics CC Cream. Don't forget to leave me some love on the blog post. What do you think of the @itcosmetics CC Cream?
Hay un nuevo post en el blog! Compartí mi amor por la CC Cream de @itcosmetics. Ya la probaron? Que les pareció?
  • Would be lying if I said these were today's picks. I wish. But I am wearing the @marcbeauty mascara. What are you wearing today?
Les estaria mintiendo si les digo que estos fueron los productos que use hoy. Ya quisiera. Pero si estoy usando esa pestañina. Que usaron ustedes hoy?


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