Play! by Sephora | October 2016

The coveted Play! by Sephora box has arrived! I was so excited for this subscription to finally be made available in my area. When this subscription first started, it was only available in select locations. It is finally available in the 48 contiguous United States. You can click here to subscribe.

Anyway, I have been getting the Play! by Sephora box for a few months now and I really like it! Sephora is my favorite makeup store, so it only makes sense that I would be subscribed to their beauty box.I like this box because I know that more than likely they will have new products (all sold at Sephora) that I have been wanting to try and they’ll have products that I have never even heard of.

Each month, the box is filled with 5 handpicked samples (plus a fragrance) for $10. I can do without the fragrances because I don’t wear perfume. But, maybe after all of these samples I receive, I’ll start trying some out to see if I can find a scent I like. You also get a cute bag every single month. I use them as makeup bags until they get dirty then I’ll just throw it away and get a new one. Lol! Also with this subscription, if you are a member of the Sephora Rewards Program, you will be able to use the card received in each box for 50 bonus rewards points on your next in store purchase. You also get free one-on-one tutorials on how to use the products in your box. In the few months that I’ve had this box, I haven’t used the tutorials. I should probably make some time to try one out.

Alright, so let’s see what I received in my box!

How cute is the bag?

Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat, $24.00

Peach tones are the color trend this season, so I wasn’t surprised to see this shade of lipstick in my box this month. I actually like the color, even though I believe I already own a very close shade.  Neither are extremely drying. Since this shade is lighter on me, I will use a darker liner to make it more wearable.

The Estee Edit By Estee Lauder Flash Photo Gloss, $20.00According to this product’s description, it is supposed to brighten your teeth and it can be worn alone or on top of your lipstick. I didn’t really notice a difference in my teeth. However, the gloss was moisturizing and was not sticky at all. For the price, I will not be purchasing. I’ll stick the the clear Beauty Rush glosses from Victoria’s Secret that are 2 for $12 before paying $20 for one.

Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray, $44.00

I read several reviews about this product on Sephora’s website where people were complaining about the spray nozzle on the bottle. The complaint was that instead of spraying out as a mist, it came out as a stream. That was true for the first couple of squirts. However, when I tried to spray it the third or fourth time, it came out as a mist. A lot of product comes out, so you definitely need to be at least 10-12 inches away from your face to keep from drenching your face and having to redo your makeup. I like how fresh the spray smells. I do feel like it made my skin feel a little sticky. I think I’ll continue using my e.l.f. Illuminating Mist & Set spray.

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappe Skin Reviving Fresh Gel, $43.00

I really liked the way this gel smelled. It was very refreshing. What I didn’t like is how tight it made my skin feel. It’s not a product that I’ll be using in the future.

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil, $71.00

As I’ve stated in previous posts, I am very particular about what I put on my hair and since this is a hair mask, I will not try it out. But, for those that are interested in this product, it is supposed to strengthen strands while enhancing color and shine. You should apply it after shampooing, let it soak for a couple of minutes, then lather and rinse. The prickly pear seed oil is deeply nurturing for the hair and skin.

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris, $92.00

I’m not a big perfume person, but I love the floral and fruity scent of this product. I may actually wear it one day when I want to feel sexy!


Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts? 

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