IS IT WORTH IT? |Sephora Favorites Summer Essentials 2018

IS IT WORTH IT? |Sephora Favorites Summer Essentials 2018

Alright, so I bought this because I thought it came with a mini Bum Bum Cream… However… Just take this in for a sec: (pictured side by side, with ugly background removed)

But it’s so cute I ain’t even mad. I wonder how much this teeny tiny tub would retail for… Has anyone else noticed that the Glamglow mini tubs are like $27 for 15mL but if you get the same product in an ugly squeeze tube they’re only $15…? That price per volume is the same as buying the stuff in the value size. Anyone? Just me? #timetofindarealjob

Also, this kit features a lot of good brands that contain non-toxic ingredients. It doesn’t contain a full routine like the Travel Kit does as it contains many products that do the same thing. Two moisturizers, two masks, two facial mists, two body lotions, two hair products, and two face products that come in sheets (that’s a category okay?).

This kit is $42 CAD (I usually do these posts in USD, but this kit hasn’t launched online yet) with a stated value of $126. It’s such a cute little summer set that I could imagine taking to the beach or pool. I’m not gonna be doing either, but I could imagine doing so and being fabulous and pulling out this chic bag full of goodies.

Anyways, as per usual, I like to do the math on these value sets because I get such a high off “saving money” and “discovering” a deal. It helps me justify either returning or keeping these sets. Soooooo with that said, let’s go!

PS This post is in CAD and links work best if you’re already on the Sephora Canada site

SEPHORA FAVORITES: Summer Essentials $50

Boscia Clear Complexion Blotting Linens 25 sheets:

Full size: $14 for 100 sheets

Retail value: $3.50

Price paid: $1.61

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad Gradual Glow 3 sheets:

Full size: $49 for 20 towellettes

Retail value: $7.35

Price paid: $3.38

Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer 7mL:

Full size: $62 for 50mL

Retail value: $8.68

Price paid: $3.99

IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel 15mL:

Full size: $35 for 148mL

Retail value: $3.55

Price paid: $1.63

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter 59mL:

Full size: $43 for 240mL

Retail value: $10.57

Price paid: $4.86

Kopari Coconut Rose Toner 60mL:

Full size: $30 for 150mL

Retail value: $12.00

Price paid: $5.52

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 60mL:

Full size: $50 for 250mL

Retail value: $12.00

Price paid: $5.52

Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator 7mL:

Full size: $66 for 95mL

Retail value: $4.86

Price paid: $2.24

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay 30mL:

Full size: $35 for 100mL

Retail value: $10.50

Price paid: $4.83

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask 10mL:

Full size: $47 for 50mL

Retail value: $9.40

Price paid: $4.32

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian BUM BUM cream 25mL: (in a teeny tiny super cute mini mini tub)

Full size: $57 for 240mL

Retail value: $5.94

Price paid: $2.73

tarte ready, set, radiant skin mist 7mL:

Full size: $32 for 75mL (this seems like a totally useless product tbh…)

Retail value: $2.97

Price paid: $1.36


Verdict: 4/5 Worth It, 0/5 for Sephora’s math skillz

Stated value: $126

Actual value: $91.32

Uh, someone really messed up… sometimes a small discrepancy in the math is from the retail value of travel sizes etc, but this is just BAD math y’all. It would have been more forgivable if the Bum Bum cream came in the actual mini size. The picture was a little misleading because the 25mL sizes usually comes in a tube… Like it does in the Travel Kit. But anyways, the actual utility and skintertainment factor for this kit is mediocre. I just think for an extra $8, you could get a much better BANG for your buck with the travel kit. The packaging is really pretty though, so if you pick this up, I don’t blame ya.




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