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Play! by Sephora Beauty Box Update

10/19/2016 19 Comments
Sephora Play Box Review | keiralennox.com

Play! by Sephora Beauty Box Update

10/19/2016 19 Comments

I’m four months into my Play! by Sephora beauty box subscription, and I thought I would do an update on my introductory post to let you guys know how it’s going, and whether it’s worth 10 bucks a month.

In a word: YASSSS! 

I look forward to finding my black-and-white striped box in the mail around this time each month. It’s a great way to discover new makeup and skin care: I’ve purchased full sizes of at least one product from each box after using the deluxe-size samples to the last drop. Stand-out favorites from previous boxes are the Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Balm, Dr. Jart Water Drop hydrating moisturizer, and Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. All of the mini makeup products end up in my to-go makeup kit in my handbag.

Each month’s samples are curated around a theme, and October is The Cool Cut: breakthrough formulas, indie finds, and “of-the-moment must-haves.”

My box included two fall lippies — one from Nudestix, a minimalist line of multi-tasking pencils created by two young sisters that’s been on my “to try” list for a while — plus two skin care products and a leave-in hair mist from a new indie brand out of Austin.

Each box also comes with a bonus fragrance, and this month it’s Tom Ford’s Orchid Soleil : an Oriental floral that’s heavy on the tuberose and lily, but warmed up with peppercorn, vetiver, clove and vanilla. If you’re into floral-forward scents, this one’s beautiful and not too sweet; it settles into a lovely warm base that’s perfect for fall.

The Play! boxes are in high demand, so there may be a waitlist to subscribe, but put your name on the list and keep an eye on your inbox for notice when your spot is available. Then, scoop it up! 

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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19 Comments

  • […] my wish list that are highly recommended by beauty bloggers I trust, or products I received in my Play! box that I enjoyed and wanted to buy in the full size with the discount. I don’t have any […]

  • jarakanku 02/10/2017 at 4:05 pm

    What a great post! Love the products! <3
    I've just published a post about getting hate for wearing makeup so check it out if you want :) I've just started with my blog and I'm gratefull for every visitor.
    https://jarakanku.wordpress.com/

  • drowninginsamples 12/15/2016 at 10:07 pm

    Yours was way different than mine! I sure love my Sephora play.. always such good high end stuff!

  • Azubuike Christian Nwankpa 12/02/2016 at 1:56 pm

    Every beautiful woman has a secret; this is one of the secret

  • RachelW 10/21/2016 at 12:58 pm

    Ahhh love these boxes! Great post as always :D xx

    https://iridescentdays.wordpress.com/

  • sofiacollins 10/19/2016 at 10:31 pm

    Ahh, I haven’t received mine yet but I was on the waiting list for months before I finally got to sign up! I am so excited for everything this month, I love that everything is such nice brands, none of those obscure ones like in other beauty boxes! I also love all the perks with Sephora Play!!

  • obsedegalerieblog 10/19/2016 at 4:24 pm

    omg, ​I LOVE the lippies in your box. I love anything coral.

  • rebeccadaintyapples 10/19/2016 at 12:11 pm

    Is this for US only? I would love to try it out if available to Canadian residents! Thanks for the post!

  • Fa 10/19/2016 at 11:52 am
  • yourfairygodmother 10/19/2016 at 10:25 am

    I’m on month 4 of my Play! too. I’m liking it a lot. I cancelled Ipsy to get this and I don’t regret my decision at all.

    • sofiacollins 10/19/2016 at 10:31 pm

      I just cancelled my ipsy for this too and by the looks of this box it’s the best decision I’ve made in a while!

      • yourfairygodmother 10/20/2016 at 7:48 am

        Why did you decide to cancel Ipsy? For me, I decided that I hadn’t used a product they sent in a couple months. So I thought it was just wasting my money.

        • sofiacollins 10/20/2016 at 4:37 pm

          I found the colors and brands of the products to be ones that I didn’t really use very often. I got things like neon pink liquid lipstick which I loved the formula of but the color was so off I never wore it. I felt the same, like I was wasting my money. With Sephora play the products are more general and suited to more people which I love! I like getting more “basic” products like leave in conditioner and eye cream! That’s why I get these, to try new versions of staple products not try to break myself out of my habits.

          • yourfairygodmother 10/20/2016 at 4:45 pm

            I think it was the multiple black eyeliners that put me over the edge. HAHA

          • sofiacollins 10/20/2016 at 4:57 pm

            I have definitely gotten more than my fair share of those myself!

  • rachelwilliams94 10/19/2016 at 10:20 am

    There are some great products in this box, I’m very jealous!

    https://rachelwilliams94.wordpress.com/

  • Bronnie 10/19/2016 at 10:12 am

    What is the egg mellow cream?
    I’m a Birchbox subscriber – absolutely love the little surprises that come monthly. Like you, I add the small products to my handbag, or even on my desk at work.

  • Jamie Grady 10/19/2016 at 9:55 am

    Looks like you got some great products! I use to have a BirchBox subscription, and have been missing it lately! I’ll have to check this out!

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