The Sephora Play boxes featured in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own.
Hello, my lovely readers, and welcome to the weekend. It’s time for a post that’s long overdue – a look back at the Sephora Play boxes I’ve received over the past four months.
Yes, I know! It was a busy few months and and I had full intentions to put up each month as they came along, but I think this makes for a better post, you know? Looking at several months at once gives us a good perspective as to the quality of this $10 per month beauty subscription box. Is it worth my $10 or should I take that $10 elsewhere?
Each Sephora Play box comes with a card that entitles you to 50 extra Beauty Insider points with any in-store purchase. You have a month and a half to use this card, and it’s a good marketing technique because I always make a trip to Sephora to redeem my points.
This month featured a departure from the cloth satchels for a plastic makeup bag that’s actually quite handy for visiting the pool or the beach.
The products include a Nude Stix color stick that you can use on your eyes, cheeks and lips (which happens to be the perfect 90’s brown!), a highlighter from Tre’Stique, Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt (for hair!), Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser (for your face), GrandeLips, and a fragrance from Replica.
I really enjoyed this shipment, especially the Sunday Riley cleanser which I’ve been so wanting to try, along with the Christophe Robin scrub for hair. It helped break through sooooo much buildup that was going on with my hair!
Summer fun officially started in June, and this Sephora Play was full of Summer beauty goodies.
The June 2017 Sephora Play box included a First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil, Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil, a Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, The Porefessional by Benefit and Black Opium fragrance by YSL.
The item I was most excited about in this month’s box was the Ouai oil – after seeing so much about this brand on social media, I was glad to try it out, and it’s a keeper!
As a person who isn’t as much into camping as I’m into the idea of glamping, I thought the theme of the Sephora Play box for July 2017 was super cute!
I received Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, Madam CJ Walker Wonderful Deep Conditioning Mask, Fresh Rose Face Mask, IT Superhero Mascara (one of my all-time faves), Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick in Set Sail, Guerlain Mon Guerlain fragrance.
I’m glad to have all of these products and definitely put them all to use! I’ve used the Fresh Rose Face Mask in the past, which fascinates me with it’s actual rose petals!
And now we’re finally current with the most recent Sephora Play shipment.
August contains the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, Lancer The Method: Polish, Clinique High Intensity Mascara, Beauty Blender Micro Mini (for under the eyes and crevices of the face), Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Beige, and Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue Fragrance.
I’ve been wanting to try the Living Proof Dry Shampoo and it’s definitely as good as everyone says it is! I’ve seen Clinique High Impact mascara in action and I’m glad to have the chance to try it out for myself.
After our look back at the Sephora Play box from May through August 2017, here are a few observations:
- Even though there aren’t any full-sized items (except for the full sized mini Beauty Blender), I’m not complaining about the luxury sample sizes. They’re big enough to get several uses out of them and to figure out if I want to get a full size of the product.
- What I really like about Sephora Play is that it gives me the opportunity to try higher end brands that I might not normally gravitate to. Even if I don’t end up purchasing the item, at least I’ve tried it and can cross it off my list.
- From other Sephora Play boxes I’ve seen on social media, not everyone receives the same products and they slightly vary – not a bad thing, just an observation.
- I should be using those makeup satchels for jewelry or other stuff I want to stash either at home, my car, or my gym bag.
My Final Thoughts: After taking a look back at the past few months of my Sephora Play subscription, I can’t say I’ve ever been terribly unhappy with the products I’ve received. For $10 it’s a great way to try out products I might not otherwise!
Price: $10 per month (includes shipping, with tax I pay about $10.81 per month)