October 18, 2016

Sephora’s Studley Sponge and Travel Case Set Slightly Creepy?

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Sephora Studley Sponge and Travel Case Set might be a little creepy? Sephora is obviously trying to tempt you into purchasing their Perfectionist Airbrush Sponge with a cute key chain? But this little guy comes across creepy to me.

What do you think?

Here’s what you get!

For $18 bucks this set includes Sephora’s Perfectionist Airbrush Sponge as well as a Mesh Carrying Case and along with all that a Detachable Poof Keychain creature? Carnival win? Something Sephora got out of a claw machine? I’m not even sure what is happening here but it might be a conspiracy of some sort. A joke? Sephora site hacked? Aliens have taken over?

No, but seriously, this reminds me of a Sesame Street episode of which item doesn’t belong!

If accessorizing your makeup sponge is important you might need this cute creepy set.

Get it now at Sephora.com.

Or not.

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  • Ashley

    There is a whole pychological process at work here, using the classic “it’s so ugly it’s cute” marketing strategy, which emotionally charges a sensitive consumer to feel sorry the unfortunate looking object (which has no feelings) and compels them to purchase. And the target audience on this is most likely 18-25, although anyone outside this range wouldn’t be all that surprising. I’m in my mid thirties and the kid in me thinks it is awful cute, but the grown up inside me says ” you clearly don’t need that.” And the economist inside me says” don’t waste $18. Just run over to Micheals for some arts and crafts and make it yourself”. It also has some other unique qualities, like being a conversation piece, a decoration for my car rear view mirror, a trinket gift to a young family member, the “talking stick” in a group meeting ( family or otherwise) or something to make you laugh on days that arent so great. Ok, now I want that, I just talked myself into it. It’s seriously so cute. If it ever went on sale for like 5 bucks, it would be a done deal.

    • Isabella Muse

      lol that was deep…! I never even thought their marketing play was for me to feel sorry and buy it lol!

  • Jodi

    At first glance my gut reaction was “Eeek! There’s a HUGE hairy spider on my ” beauty puff”

  • Iris

    I may be weird but I find the creature adorable.

    I’d have to pull myself away from purchasing as I don’t use those sponges!

  • Carrie

    It kinda reminds me of those red creatures from Labyrinth. The ones that take of their heads.

  • Kish

    According to reviews on Sephora.com, we are all rubes for not realizing this is hilariously adorable and Fendi-like. Excuse me while I climb back under my rock…

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL Kish! Nope, I think the fendi ones ARE cute! This one is creepy! I stand by that haha!

  • Renu

    Good grief! That thing is downright scary! I’d give them money not to let me see it ever again!

  • It’s Gamayun

    Am I the only one here old enough to look at that and think of Bill the Cat from Bloom County?

  • Kayla

    I know I’m late to the party here, but I actually just stumbled across this item on Sephora’s website while I was searching for a safe travel “home” for my sponge and then I Googled to see what others were saying about it and well, here I am. All jokes on its creepy/cute factor aside for now, the Beautyblender’s travel case is also $18 but has a magnetic closure that, at least from some reviews, appears to be weak and therefore unreliable. That makes me nervous. Sephora’s case appears to be a zipper closure which is already more appealing to me, plus you get a $12 sponge thrown in. And a creepy/cute little guy who may or may not appeal to you, haha, but I suppose you can always pawn him off to another person or worst case scenario just throw him away..? I suppose I’ll be off to the store to check them out in person to determine durability. Wouldn’t want the sides caving in and squishing or tearing the sponge to bits..

      • Kayla

        I’m back with some news! In person, Studley is just as creepy/cute as ever, haha, but he is certainly quite soft. He attaches to the top of the case with a snap fastener, so he is definitely easy to remove (and a little more difficult to reattach.) The keychain fob is attached to him, so if you want the case to function as a keychain but you don’t want him on top, then you’d need to go out and get a separate keychain fob and attach it to the zipper pull (there’s no other place to attach it to on the case.)
        The case itself is sturdy but still flexible – if you apply pressure, it will still collapse into itself (same as what I’ve seen from review videos on the Beautyblender’s air.port pro), but it doesn’t seem like it’s rough enough to tear into the sponge if it were to collapse with the sponge in it. The mesh that it’s made from is quite durable so it won’t rip. I didn’t feel like any seams would tear unexpectedly. The zipper closure is quite secure; the air.port has that iffy magnet closure..
        But this case is tiny in comparison to the air.port! This will only fit one full sized sponge when damp (and perhaps a micro as well, if you’re lucky), as opposed to the air.port which claims to fit two full sized sponges and a solid cleanser.
        I suppose it’s all about weighing your pros and cons!

        • Isabella Muse

          Thanks Kayla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so helpful for those interested in purchasing this 😀