Sephora Favorites: Summer Sun On The Fly Review – April 2019
It’s that time of year again- Sephora recently released their Sun Safety Kits!
Currently, they are only available in store, but Sephora will probably offer them online soon. Keep an eye out, though—these go fast!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Cost: $25
The Products: Summer sun essentials that are all TSA approved!
Good to Know: The Sephora VIB Sale starts on April 26 for VIB Rouge Members (you get a 20% discount) and May 2nd for VIB and Beauty Insiders (you get a 15% discount).
Sephora Favorites Summer Sun On The Fly April 2019 Review
Here is the bag everything came packaged in. I love the neon combined with the basket weave!
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment in Translucent,0.07 oz – Estimated Value $12.13 (buy the full-size version for $26)
Fresh lip treatments were my first introduction into the world beyond Carmex and Chapstick, and I never looked back. This is a clear balm made with sugar (to prevent moisture loss), sea fennel (to smooth fine lines), and orange extract (to protect your lips). This does provide long-lasting moisture to my chronically dry lips, and it is a great balm to wear before going in with a drying liquid lipstick. Plus, absolutely no stickiness!
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer, 0.3 oz – Estimated Value $7.41 (buy the 0.85 oz version for $21)
I love all of the watermelon products from Glow Recipe, and this moisturizer is no exception. It smells like watermelon, and it is a great lightweight moisturizer I like reaching for in the mornings, especially now that the days are getting a lot warmer. This moisturizer mixes perfectly with the Isle of Paradise drops also included in this kit, too!
Isle of Paradise Light Self Tanning Drops in Light, Full-Size! Retail Value $29 (currently out of stock)
A full-size item worth more than the cost of the entire box? Heck yes! I have been super curious about trying these drops out (they’re having a ~trendy~ moment on Instagram, and they are sold out online at Sephora). To use, you mix these drops with your moisturizer to get a customizable tan (the amount of product you mix with the moisturizer correlates to how deep your tan will be). There was a little trial and error at first, but after using this in the morning mixed with my Glow Recipe moisturizer from this kit for a few days, my skin definitely has a glow going- but I’m not orange! I never thought I would be into self-tanning for my face because I thought it would be a hassle, but these drops proved me wrong. They’re a hit!
Sol De Janeiro Brazillian Bum Bum Cream, 0.84 oz – Retail Value $10
I am big on the SDJ Bum Bum cream, and honestly, I hate myself a little for it because I prefer to support smaller, indie bath brands. But this body lotion is the perfect consistency to moisturize skin without leaving it greasy, and the scent is an addictive pistachio and salted caramel.
Supergoop! 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40, 0.5 oz – Retail Value $18
I like most sunscreens from Supergoop!, but this one may be a particular favorite. It has a light tint to it, it glides over the skin with ease, and it makes my skin feel SO soft while providing SPF 40 protection. Using this on top of the IOP drops was all I needed to feel absolutely confident in my skin.
Volition Beauty Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50, 0.34 oz – Estimated Value $11.67 (buy the full-size version for $35)
This is a generous sample coming in at one-third of the full-size version, and this was a brand-new product to me. I really loved it- it provides SPF 50 protection, it blended easily into my skin, and it gave me a subtle glow that looks like a natural highlight whenever the sun hit my face.
The Verdict: This is my favorite Sephora Favorites Kit of all time- I bought this on a Saturday, and less than 24 hours later I went back to my Sephora to buy a second kit because I seriously love every single item in this kit so much—especially for the price! Sephora knocked the curation of this out of the park, and even if the self-tanning drops aren’t for you the value of the Supergoop! + the Bum Bum cream is more than the cost of the box, too. I calculated a total value of $88.21, which exceeds the promised value of $83 and absolutely blows the $25 cost out of the water.
The Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? Currently, this is only available in store. I recommend calling your local store to see if they have it in stock (and I imagine Sephora will release this online soon, though it will probably go fast!).
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25 and I calculated a total value of $88.21, meaning you’re paying approximately the following per item:
- Fresh Lip Therapy: $3.44
- Glow Recipe: $2.10
- Isle of Paradise: $8.22
- Sol De Janeiro: $2.83
- Supergoop!: $5.10
- Volition Beauty: $3.31
What do you think about the Sephora Favorites “Summer Sun On The Fly”? Have you snagged one?