Play by Sephora Box Review for May

Unboxing of Play by Sephora


I Want More Makeup Less Skin Care from my Play By Sephora 


The bag is cute.  It ties at the top.  

Somebody Broke My Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick.  Does it remind you of anything kind of awkward?

 Don’t you hate when that happens?  I do love the color.  Bright pink.  Good for my fair skin.  I can never wear dark colors.  Works against my tone.  

I know I read a hack for fixing broken lipstick.  Hmm I have to find it.



It says on the hack to break the lipstick off that is hanging over.  Then burn the bottom of the broken piece with a lighter enough to get hot.  After that you heat up the top of the lipstick where it broke off with the lighter.  Then you mush the two pieces of lipstick with a toothpick to blend them together so it doesn’t look broken anymore.


Be really careful and use gloves so you don’t get lipstick all over your hands.




After that put the lipstick in the fridge to cool off for at least a half hour.  if you are a teen get your mom’s help.   Be careful.  I just read this on a Wikihow page and since I showed the pic I am sharing it.  Hope yours doesn’t break.

Mermaids showed up when I was reviewing Play By Sephora May.  How did that happen?  They were just swimming by from


I tried the Tarte lip pencil, but did not notice much.  I used it after I already had the lipstick on so maybe I should have done it in the opposite order.


You can see all the products and order them from Sephora.  The full size of the Atelier cologne is $120.


I’m sure you can find a smaller size too.  If you want to check out Play by Sephora subscription box it’s $10.





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 Look what’s in this fabulous Sephora Sun Care collection.  $177 value for only $32.  Amazing! 

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit


  • BareMinerals READY™ Touch Up Veil SPF 15 (0.15 oz) – this solid mineral makeup is made with rejuvenating sea minerals and SPF 15 to blur imperfections and reduce shine for an airbrushed finish
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Glow Pad for Face (1 application) – add a glow with this exfoliating self-tanner with antiaging properties and vitamin D, all in a handy take-anywhere pad *
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Glow Moisturizer (0.06 oz) – this daily, oil-free moisturizer is enriched with active vitamin D that enhances radiance with antiaging and exfoliating benefits *
  • Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++ (0.33 oz) – choose this shine-reducing moisturizer for oil control that lasts up to eight hours, offering skin protection and decreased breakouts
  • TOO FACED Endless Summer 16 Hour Long Wear Bronzer (0.14 oz) – this buildable bronzer provides a lit-from-within glow with subtle shimmer*
  • STILA Stay All Day® 10-In-One HD Bronzing Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (0.23 oz) – this beauty balm offers all-in-one high definition and an age-defying bronze glow with a high spectrum SPF
  • St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse (1.69 oz) – this super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse dries in 60 seconds and delivers a rich-bronze tan *
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 (0.08 oz) – this hydrating treatment nourishes, protects, and plumps the lips with SPF protection
  • SUPERGOOP! SPF 50 Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil (1.0 oz) – get super broad spectrum protection with this water-resistant, non-greasy formula for protected, youthful, glowing skin
  • Shiseido 50+ Ultimate Sun Protection Cream + Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face (0.64 oz) – this powerful and highly nourishing sunscreen delivers anti-aging skin protection benefits
  • Origins A Perfect World™ SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer with White Tea (0.5 oz) – this supercharged moisturizer forms a virtually impenetrable protective bubble that intercepts damage before it causes lines, wrinkles, darks spots, and loss of firmness
  • Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth™ SPF 50+ Sunscreen (0.5 oz) – this lightweight antiaging barrier provides protection from environmental factors and UVA and UVB rays with Solar Active Complex™
  • TARTE Brazilliance™ Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face And Body Self Tanner (0.5 oz) – made with nourishing maracuja oil, this perfectly hued bronzer gives skin a sunkissed glow *
  • PETER THOMAS ROTH Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion with SPF 30 (0.5 oz) – rich in antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage, this oil-free formula keeps your complexion safe and healthy.
  • Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection Tint SPF 40  (0.3 oz) – protect yourself against harsh rays while diminishing imperfections with this multitasking day screen for gorgeous, healthy skin with a hint of sheer color
  • Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20 (0.5 oz) – this moisturizer offers SPF 20 sunscreen protection and the exclusive antiaging ingredient alguronic acid.


* For proper sun protection, use with a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher


The SEPHORA Sun Safety Kit $32 ($177 value) will be available beginning in June 2014 while supplies last in all Sephora U.S. stores, or by calling 1-877-SEPHORA or logging on to via computer or smartphone.

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Sephora and Pantone Color of the Year Emerald Collection




I love this fabulous collection.  I was thrilled when I got it.  Gorgeous, spring Emerald Green looks great on Everyone.  Buy it before it runs out 

Embrace EMERALD, the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year! With the second annual installment of this radiant and modern Color of the Year collection, SEPHORA and Pantone continue to change how we wear, feel and think about color. Featuring the universally flattering green-blue hue, and inspired by the many facets of a gemstone, this year’s array features Sephora Collection’s high performance formulas in modern packaging designed by SEPHORA and inspired by the iconic PANTONE® Chip.  Each eye shadow, blush, eyeliner, lip gloss, mascara and nail polish can be worn subtle or saturated, with unique finishes like matte, metallic and lacquer that capture the sparkle and play of light of Emerald’s perfectly balanced mix of warm and cool.

Now, you can incorporate this on trend color into your daily beauty look with the new SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE COLOR OF THE YEAR EMERALD COLLECTION which includes:

Brand New Pantone Universe - 2013 Color of the year - Emerald Collection

Brand New Pantone Universe – 2013 Color of the year – Emerald Collection


  • The 2013 Color of the Year Collection – $68

A comprehensive collection of Emerald beauty

  • 1 Color Grid Eye Shadow Block in BIONIC
  • 1 Color Code Prismatic Shadow
  • 1 Color Cube Lid Liner Stain
  • 1 Lightspeed Glitter Dust
  • 1 Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner
  • 1 Color Watt Highlighting Mascara


  • Colorbyte Lip Wands – $24

This lip gloss set offers four unique shades, textures and finishes, leaving lips with a smooth and comfortable shine – colors include Touch of Emerald (clear with Emerald sparkle), Crocus (lacquer lilac), Georgia Peach (lacquer peach) and Cameo Brown (lacquer nude)


  • Color Grid Shadow Block  –  $26

Features three color-coordinating eye shadows – this trio allows you to create a variety of on-trend beauty looks

  • BIONIC –  Emerald, White Alyssum and Crown
  • ECLISPED – Emerald Glitter, Amberlight and Olivine
  • ELEMENTAL – Emerald Shimmer, Appleblossom and Camel


  • Color Code Prismatic Shadow Block –  $22

A revolutionary, water resistant high pigment cream formula for the eyes that goes on easily and lasts all day


  • Color Cube Lid Stain  –  $16

A 3-in-1 mousse cream that can be used as a shadow, cream liner or lid stain


Sephora Gives free Makeover for Pantone's color of the Year

Sephora Gives free Makeover for Pantone’s color of the Year


  • Sephora Emerald Eyeliner

    Sephora Emerald Eyeliner


    Fabulous Compact Mirror in Sephora + Pantone Universe Emerald Green

    Fabulous Compact Mirror in Sephora + Pantone Universe Emerald Gree

  • Lightspeed Glitter Dust  –  $14

A pot of pure Emerald loose glitter, give your look a subtle shimmer or layer for a powerful pop


  • Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner  –  $17

Features a proprietary long wearing easy glide formula, with a luminous shimmer finish


  • Graphic Lift Liquid Eyeliner  –  $17

Features a flocked tip applicator and long-lasting formula in metallic shimmer finish


  • Graphic Etch Waterproof Eyeliner  –  $17

This retractable pencil features a waterproof easy glide formula in a soft Emerald pigment finish


  • Glitter Strobe Eyeliner Set  –  $18

This four piece Emerald eyeliner set features finishes in glitter, iridescent, metallic and matte


  • Color Watt Highlighting Mascara –  $18

A richly pigmented mascara in Emerald in a matte finish, wear alone for full color expression or add to tips for a flash of color


  • Color Theory Sculpting Blush   $24

The perfect blush duo to compliment any Emerald color accents featuring Dusty Pink and Pink Mist


  • Color Charged Graphic Lacquer –   $10

The richest pigment of Emerald in a high gloss lacquer finish


  • Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers – $18

A collection of three mini polishes featuring finishes in Emerald (clear with Emerald glitter), shimmer (Emerald and silver) and matte metallic


  • Emerald Tip Nail Ring – $22


This Emerald and Crystal Team Nail Ring is so Hot and in Trend.  Adjust it to your finger and you always have a fabulous look.  Get an extra for a friend in case they try to steal yours.

The perfect accessory to embrace the 2013 Color of the Year – make a nail jewel statement with this ring, featuring an Emerald and crystal tip


Fabulous Sephora + Pantone Dazzling Nail Ring in Emerald Green

Fabulous Sephora + Pantone Dazzling Nail Ring
in Emerald Green


  • Color of the Year Accessories 
    • Color Contour Face Brush Set ($68) This 8 piece brush set with stand provides you with all you need to create any Emerald look: Highlighting Fan Brush, Face Contour Brush, Angled Liner Brush, Short Smudge Brush, Cream Shadow Brush, All Over Shadow Brush, Crease Shadow Brush and Smudge Brush (all synthetic)
    • Spectra Blend Eye Brush Roll ($20) A 3 piece mini travel brush in a magnetic pouch features an Angled Blush Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and Shadow Blending Brush (all synthetic)
    • Color Block Beauty Box ($38) A hard cosmetic case featuring a removable travel box and organizing compartments
    • Prismatic Glitter False Lashes ($10) Luxurious black false lashes featuring a strip of emerald glitter
    • Color Sculpting Kabuki Brush ($22)The perfect travel size kabuki brush (synthetic)
    • Emerald Compact Mirror ($18) A must have travel mirror for touchups, two sided featuring 3x magnification


Free Makeovers with Pantone’s Color of the Year at Sephora Start Thursday


Feb 28th

Sephora Gives free Makeover for Pantone's color of the Year

Sephora Gives free Makeover for Pantone’s color of the Year



Get free Pantone/Sephora Emerald Green Makeup box

Get free Pantone/Sephora Emerald Green Makeup box


I was lucky enough to get to sample this amazing new Sephora Pantone Universe Color of the year collection in Emerald Green.  I love the make up and the packaging in an aqua color is gorgeous too.  From Nail polish to eye shadow, there’s something for everyone.  Even if you never thought of yourself as a green girl it’s worth a try.  St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and every one looks good in Green.

Of course there are other colors too since Pantone Universe has hundreds of colors.  I tried a terrific white, blue, green eye shadow set.  I also painted on the pretty pink shades of blush and the lip gloss in square tubs were just amazingly smooth on my lips. 

One tip is don’t get flustered opening the lip gloss.  It actually squirts out of the side like a tube.  It took me about 20 minutes to figure that out.

I love colors.  Wearing bright colors always cheer me up.  I live in NYC where people love wearing basic black, but I always prefer to brighten up an outfit with shades of aqua, pink and lavender. 

The only color I’m not crazy about for myself is red, because I have ruddy, fair skin and it doesn’t look good on me.  So never fear it’s fun to try out new colors of makeup on your eyes by Pantone Universe and Sephora.  Let their Experts make you up and see how stunning you can look.



Brand New Pantone Universe - 2013 Color of the year - Emerald Collection

Brand New Pantone Universe – 2013 Color of the year – Emerald Collection






Thursday, February 28th – Sunday, March 3rd


12pm – 6pm


At select Sephora locations. to see if the event is at a Sephora near you.



Celebrate the Color of the Year


Embrace the beauty of EMERALD – the 2013 Color of the Year – with the new SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Color of the Year Collection! Get a Color of the Year makeover with Sephora makeup artists and learn how to sparkle like this gemstone-inspired shade with a variety of looks to choose from. Be the first to try the new collection, enjoy a complimentary makeup application, and walk away with a free makeup bag with purchase of any color cosmetic.*


*While supplies last.


**Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred, no purchase necessary.







What Perfume are Celebrities Wearing to the Oscars?



What Perfume are Celebrities Wearing to the Oscars

What Perfume are Celebrities Wearing to the Oscars





Awards Season Couture Edition

The Decadent Fragrance Dressed in Couture to Celebrate Hollywood’s Biggest Nights

To celebrate the glamour of Hollywood’s awards season, iconic red carpet fashion brand MARCHESA brings you the Awards Season Couture Edition of their premiere fragrance PARFUM D’EXTASE.  The opulence of the red carpet has never been more accessible with this coveted limited edition bottle adorned with a crystal encrusted tassel handcrafted by MARCHESA couturiers and signature to their celebrity beloved handbags.  Numbered from 1 to 150 and encased in a gorgeous mirrored box, this couture ornament will last beyond the glow of this year’s awards season for the lucky owners of this limited edition awards season piece.


MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE opens with light florals, giving way to a combination of fresh and musky notes that create the scent’s complexity and beauty. Iris is the secret to the fragrance’s richness, capturing the delicate essence of its flower petals and the dark sensuality of its precious roots. Complementing the timeless elegance of the Iris flower are the beautifully fresh elements of Freesia and Young Violet Leaves to help lead the fragrance into the heart. Comprised of Night Blooming Jasmine, the heart weightlessly transcends the senses into the sensuous background. Here the Iris Root blends together with Ambrox and Musks, the finishing touch to the sublime composition of this intoxicating and unforgettable elixir. 


With the extravagant and eccentric fashion icon and Italian heiress, Marchesa Luisa Casati, as their muse, Marchesa co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have built a fashion empire defined by elegant eveningwear and one of a kind couture designs. Their beautifully crafted runway collections and accessories line fuse exquisite detailing with supreme femininity.  Coveted not only by celebrities, but by women of all ages Marchesa continues to be the centerpiece of iconic red carpet moments and high end fashion alike. Now, with the launch of the PARFUM D’EXTASE Awards Season Couture Edition, there is a completely new way to do as the stars do and envelope yourself in decadent MARCHESA during awards season and beyond.


MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE Awards Season Couture Edition ($98 / $500 value) will be available for an extremely limited time exclusively at, SEPHORA Hollywood & Highland and SEPHORA Times Square beginning February 2013.