Hello! I am nearing the end of my post-a-thon and it feels good! As I said in my last haul post, I wanted to give a more in depth look at the Sephora Favorites Summer Stash Kit that is exclusive to the Sephoras inside JCPenney. It's slightly different from the one you can find at regular Sephora's and at Sephora.com. To the best of my knowledge, you can't purchase Sephora Inside JCP exclusives online anywhere (well, maybe from eBay, but I mean officially), so they feel somewhat more rare and hard to get. Also they tend to have more interesting things in them!
I think the best place to start is the basics: this kit is exclusive to the Sephoras inside of JCPenneys, it costs $42, and it has eight products, all of which are deluxe sample sized. This kit differs in four ways from the Summer Stash kit you can find at regular Sephoras: this kit has a benefit They're Real mascara instead of a Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter mascara, a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal instead of a Buxon Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus, it does not include a mini Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape, and this kit is $3 less. I personally prefer this kit over the regular Sephora one, even though I would like to try the Marc Jacobs mascara. I already own the full size of the cheek gelee, so I'm glad I didn't get a double (though it is a great product and if you don't have it, that's something to consider), and I am especially glad I got the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector since I really like Becca products and have heard a lot of good things about it. This kit doesn't have very good reviews because, compared to other Sephora Favorites kits, especially the ones from the holidays, this is a little...lacking. The products are pretty small and $42-$45 isn't exactly cheap. But, if you're like me and you like to try new and different things, then this kit isn't as bad of a deal as people make it out to be.
Going by the back of the kit, the first product I'll talk about is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.
Next is one of the products I've used (multiple) times before: benefit's They're Real! mascara.
I was really excited to get a mini of this product in this specific color since I've heard so much about it...
Next is one of my favorite products in this kit, just for the color alone.
This is the other product I've used before and another I won't spend too much time one since everyone everywhere knows about it.
Now this product is my favorite from this whole kit!
This next product is one people had a bit of an issue with being included in this kit.
And last but not least, there is a mini bottle of Urban Decay's All Night Makeup Setting Spray.
And that's the Sephora Inside JCPenney exclusive Summer Stash kit! Again, this kit differs slightly from the one available at regular Sephoras and on Sephora.com and I think I prefer this one for subtle reasons. It is a little pricey at $42 ($45 for the other version), especially since all you're getting are minis, no full sizes this time around, but these are good quality products from well-respected brands in popular summer colors, so I think this is a great way to be on trend for summer (as opposed to buying the full sized items and not being able to use them before the end of summer and then risking them going bad over the winter).
Thanks for reading! <3