Box: Sephora Favorites: Sun Safety Kit 2018 (Sephora pulled the link on 4/12 instead of stating that kit is no longer available online)
Cost: $36 (sold out online on 4/12)
Deets: The last Sephora Sun Safety Kit that I bought was in 2015. I was not happy (and sad) with the 2016 and 2017 boxes because I loved to get them but found that those kits had ton of products repeats with also too many bronzing products. This year only had one bronzing product and for $4 more (and an increase in donation by Sephora), we got a full size product and a travel size product! The vast majority of the items were also SPF 30 or higher! We got some good standby repeats (which I will note if I previously tried them out) and some newbies to the kit so I was more than happy to plunk down some clams to get this year’s edition.
Also, I had my sunscreens previously hoarded and organized by expiration date. And I squirreled this pouch somewhere. So the absence of my sunscreen stash being MIA it made it more easier for me to snap this kit up.
Here is the pouch up close and personal!
I am not impressed. Sephora usually does a good job at the pouches/containers in its Sephora Sun Safety Kits.
The Good: It is lined. The FOB is detachable.
The Bad: The pink trim is crappy. The beautiful straw outside is already shedding.
The Ugly: Cheap. The pouch’s durability will not last long.
Here are the contents…
I am happy to have a full size pricey product from Lancome. I am not happy not to have an GWP attached to this full size Lancome. Just because I was (perhaps a still recovering) GWP addict.
I am pretty sure most of us sub addicts originally were/are GWP addicts.
This came in a PopSugar box right? Even though I had my surplus sunscreen stash at the time, I could not resist this fancy packaging and mousse form and used this up happily. I am stoked to get another!
Does this sunscreen give me super powers?
A touchup spray is always useful as a touchup. Or as an emergency I-forgot-to-put-face-sunscreen-quick-quick-spray-spray-ma-face.
Regardless, I like spraying ma face with fancy mists.
I heart COOLA. So much that I splurged and bought a yummy SPF 50 spray so I can get Sephora free shipping. Versus getting it via Amazon Save and Subscribe.
But I have the Amazon on my radar. Always and forever.
I got this in a Sephora Play! back in the day. Nothing special. Love the marketing use of “Pep-Start” it gives me a little placebo affect of being pepped up.
Will this sunscreen make me more peppy?
I read this somewhere that this product is sold out and/or is hard to get. I am giddy just for the fact that this green product (looks even better in person) morphed into a complimenting flesh tone to match your face when applied.
Much better for the green grass tone to turn into a flesh tone rather than tiger tones.
Ugh. At least it was one bronzing product this year. I wished for a pressed bronzer. Not that I have a ton already of pressed bronzer. But at least it would have been part of my army of bronzers.
Maybe this will create tiger tones…
I have not fallen in love with Drunk Elephant. Maybe this product will change my mind.
I don’t trust drunk animals.
On the other hand, I do love myself some Farmacy products. I look forward to using this product up.
I think Farmacy should open free-standing stores with a pharmacy for convenience.
I really do not get the fuss over Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments. First, no sugar(ish)nish is involved. Second, this is a melty product. Third, you need to be gentle when using this product because it breaks.
My my my I am “fresh” about Fresh!
Nothing special here. Move along.
A much loved and wanted repeat. I have purchased this product full sized several times over before subscription boxes gave me an ample supply of sunscreen. This does not burn ma eyes like a plumber’s crack does.
Does anyone remember Phoebe and her blinding “My Eyes” commentary?
I like Philosophy. Not so much to buy its products now that I receive them in subscription boxes but I am glad that Sephora switched up the sunscreen offered by this brand because I was not really into the repeated philosophy sunscreen that was offered in past kits.
If I use this, will it rejuvenate me and be a miracle worker? Is this a replacement for coffee?
A consolation sample for when you burn yourself because you did not apply one of the many sunscreens in this kit that you just bought.
Will this mask make me ever calm?
I bet this gives me a white cast. Every Shiseido sunscreen product I have ever sampled has given me a white cast. But Shiseido sunscreen has a cult following for those patient enough to rub/pat/apply and defeat the white cast issue. I am persistent, but not when it comes to white casted sunscreen.
Anything quirky I want to write down sounds ummm “What she said” so I will leave the word “Wetforce” up to Shiseido’s Marketing Department.
Received in subscription boxes before. A darling but nothing special. Well a little more special than not special.
Tarte is such a tart of subscription boxes. And it’s a great brand. Keep being a tart Tarte.
Here are my 3 Samples if you must know…
And my coded extra for a Nest sample… I did not realize it was in rollerball form!
Rollerballs… for when you don’t want to travel with a perfume sample spilling all over you.
I blowed 250 Sephora BI points on the usual… a mini perfume sample.
And my guilty pleasure (sunscreen in spray form).
Not via the Amazon for Save and Subscribe but via Sephora for free ship 😉
After seeing two years of disappointment (in my eyes), I am pretty happy to jump back on the Sephora Sun Safety Kit wagon! Now I am actually looking forward to next year’s kit.
Disclaimer: I bought this with my own clams. There are affiliate links to this post.