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Sephora PLAY! LUXE Vol. 1 Review

As a monthly subcriber of the Sephora Play! Subcription box. I just had to get every special edition of the play box as it’s released.

The PLAY! LUXE box came out 2 days ago and you could get early access through their Sephora app. Being a Rouge gives me free 2 day shipping and because the LUXE edition was $25, I was able to get a deluxe sample along with my order.

I placed my order and got the package in the mail today, exactly 2 days after. Honestly now, 2 days seems like a life time compared to before when you had to wait 5-7 business days just to receive a package - oh I do not miss those times.

Since the products in all Sephora PLAY! boxes are supposed to be a secret. If you bought this box and want to be surprised by what's inside, stop reading now! 

This is my honest review as I paid for this LUXE edition.

The PLAY! LUXE comes in a pink faux leather pouch. Much like jewelry carriers, there’s a string to wrap around it which isn’t exactly the most secure way to close something but it holds it together.

Shiny pink faux leather pouch
 The PLAY! LUXE box includes:
  •  Giorgio Armani makeup product
  •  Guerlain makeup product
  •  Yves Saint Laurent makeup product
  •  La Mer skincare product
  •  SK-II Skincare product
  •  Atelier Cologne fragrance
  •  Special-edition beauty bag
  •  Collectible set of cards

So let's start with the Giorgio Armani Makeup product.
It's the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara (Link to product)

I myself am a huge Giorgio Armani makeup fan and I die for their cc cream. This mascara was pretty amazing. I don't have long lashes so I can't say it made my lashes longer but it certainly went on well as it didn't clump together and the brush glides on softly.

Next is the Guerlain makeup product - Guerlain L'Or Radiance Primer (Link to product)

Who said diamonds are a girl's best friend? In this case, gold definitely is a girl's best friend. This tiny sample really had me falling in love with the brand. The primer is luxurious even down to the price point as a full size of this baby will cost you a good $74 - but you get what you pay for in some cases. The primer is lightweight and will make you look radiant -  I mean you should, for that price?!

Yves Saint Laurent makeup product - Yves Saint Laurent Plump Up Glossy Stain (Link to product)

I've been a bit spoiled when it comes to lipstick ever since I found out about lipstick that lasts forever but I do appreciate a good red lip gloss when I see one. I love Yves Saint Laurent's packaging and I think we can all agree that this tiny container of lipgloss sample might last you longer than you'll think. The formula goes on smoothly and the red is a bright red, perfect for a night out during summer.

La Mer skincare product - La Mer The Eye Concentrate (Link to product)

La Mer products are notoriously expensive in the skincare world. I bought their full line one time and it cost me more than I would like to mention. I ended up not falling in love with their products and gave it to my mom who loves and swears by it. I think age might have a factor to do with how well their products work for you. This eye concentrate if you buy the full size will come with a little applicator that works really well for eye wrinkles. However, with this sample, you'll have to make do with just your finger.

SK-II skincare product - SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Cream (Link to product)

Much like La Mer, SK-II prices are also high so this would be a great sample to try out the product before you spend your money getting a full sized one. You only need a tiny bit of product to cover your entire face so this sample isn't too crazily tiny. I think it's super moisturizing but again, because I have acne prone skin, I have been scared to try out new products because being so sensitive, I've broken out due to SK-II products before. However, my mom loves this brand and many ladies I know swear it makes their skin look more radiant.

Atelier Cologne - Iris Rebelle (Link to product)

To be completely honest, this is probably my least favorite item in the box. I like the packaging of this brand but the smell itself is too musky for me and it reminds me more of moss and grass than it does of iris. 

The PLAY! LUXE package also comes with cards explaining each product and not really sure how collectible it would be - more of a clutter to me but it's still a nice luxe touch to the package.

The item itself is sold out on Sephora but if you get a chance, here is the link to it and it's $25 + tax, free shipping if you have rouge and you can also get another deluxe sample that offer with $25 purchases. So it's like getting 7 deluxe samples ;)
However, if it really is sold out, I wouldn't say you're missing out on much.

All for now,

Warby Parker Resort Collection 2017

It's time for the holidays again! I literally cannot believe how fast 2017 went by!
If you're like me, holiday shopping beats everything, it's better than those deals you get for Black Friday, it's better than Cyber Monday... ok, maybe not Cyber Monday, but it's the best time of the year for a reason right?
Whether you're cruising down the lanes in stores with a cup of hot chocolate or you're at home browsing through websites with holiday music playing in the background, I think we can all agree on one thing, and that is, how fun it is to buy gifts for others and you know, occasionally, yourself too.

Recently I was contacted by Warby Parker to help announce their new Resort collection that arrived December 5th. I will be honest and say I've never tried their product, I have heard good things about their retail location here in Houston but have yet to go there. If you've been, please let me know how it was, I'd love to stop by one day!
At first, I was like, what do I know about glasses to talk about them? Then I realized how amazing their designs were and simply fell in love with the way they looked.
Keep in mind that I have not tried these on personally so I can't talk much about the feel and quality but rather how they look aesthetically and how the branding looks from my perspective. Truthfully, I think with all the online shopping I've done, I may have picked up a few tricks here and there about the products before they actually arrive at my door-step. However, Warby Parker has a program where they will ship 5 frames to your house so you can try them on first!! What a time to be alive, right?!


The collection is really something that can go with anyone's everyday look. Whether you live in your leggings like me or you're all-the-time chic, you really can't go wrong with classic frames. 

This collection of eyeglasses come with both frames for male and female so no one is excluded from the collection. Personally, I have been guilty of wearing male or I'd say unisex glasses before because I've always had a much bigger face and I love when my glasses are a bit oversized. If you're anything like me and like your glasses oversized or have a smaller face, go one and try both to see which one fits you better. 

Some people have perfect vision. *please tell me your secret*. We get it, you don't need eyeglasses. Not to worry, the collection has a line of sunglasses for you :). I don't know about you but I would love to walk down the street with the Cleo glasses with maybe a light scarf and a cup of coffee. I believe that there is still a few more glasses on their website. Houston or Texas' weather in general, is sunny about 80% year round so people definitely NEED sunglasses. Or you know, you can just wear them to hide your tired eyes like I do, sometimes. 

This collection is way too chic to pass up and I think this is the one accessory that can go well with any outfit. I'm already imagining some jeans, maybe a white basic tee with a light scarf and denim jacket to pair with this collection!

I had a friend who would tell me it was so hard to find glasses because everything would be too close to her eyes and would smear her mascara all over the lens. With the support that I can see from these glasses, I think it would work great for people with the same fear because it basically lifts the frame from your nose bridge, giving a bit of gap between the lens and your eyelashes. 

I did my research on Warby Parker before accepting to help them announce this collection and found out they have a great program called "Buy a pair, give a pair" so basically they work with partners worldwide to give a pair to those in need whenever a pair is bought. YES. I mean what goes better during the holiday season than to give. Especially when this program has been happening year round? 

Go check out Warby Parker's new Resort collection!
I'll do an update post when I actually try them out as well!

All for now,