Play! by Sephora Review – May 2016 2


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Play! by Sephora
Cost: $10/month.
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: N/A

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription box program. Each month subscribers will receive a box of deluxe samples, along with an exclusive PLAY! BOOK — packed with helpful advice — and a PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for a free one-on-one learning session with a beauty expert. The six product samples in your PLAY! by SEPHORA box are from the same prestige brands Sephora carries in store and online, and they are sized to use multiple times.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora ships via USPS.  All Play! by Sephora boxes should arrive between the third and fourth week of each month.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! changed up their packaging a bit this month!  Previously they had been using shredded paper and switched to this cute drawstring pouch.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

I love this pouch!  As silly as it may sound, it’s perfect for my 4 year-old’s marbles.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

The included booklet features product information along with pro tips for each of the items in the box. The May 2016 Play! by Sephora box featured “Earth to Beauty” and included the following items:

~Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine ($1): This is a tiny sample and it doesn’t have a sprayer ;(, but I do love the smell.  It has notes of Blood Orange, Bitter Orange, Jasmine, Geranium, Amber Woods, Tonka Beans, Sandalwood. I love the fruitiness mixed in with the deeper amber and tonka.  If only this was larger!

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review
~Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Kimchi (0.05oz) ($8.67): Kimichi is a “shocking pink” and I must say, I was pretty shocked when I opened it up! It’s highly pigmented and very creamy and smooth.  It’s a great lipstick, but the color is too bold for me personally.  I also should mention that Bite Beauty products are free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram ($1.80): “Tarteist” is a 2-in-1 liner that primes in addition to lining.  I was scared to press too hard on this because the sample is so thin.  Luckily you don’t need a lot of pressure to get the color to show.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review
~Origins MaskimizerDrink Up, and Clear Improvement Masks (~$3): The “maskimizer” is a spray on product that “optimizers the skin’s condition”.  It’s used to prime the skin before using a mask. I never knew that I needed a mask primer and really, I don’t think I do.  I couldn’t tell difference in my skin.  The “Clear Improvement” mask was my favorite.  It’s cleans out your pores and left my skin looking way better.  The “Drink Up” mask is for overnight use and is designed to deeply moisturize the skin.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review
~Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial (0.34fl.oz) ($12.67): This is billed as an “overnight facial in a jar”. It works for all skin types and is designed to help with dullness and uneven texture, uneven skintone and loss of firmness and elasticity.  The smell is pretty strong but I like the idea of this.  I need to use it longer to see some results, but I am happy to give it a try.

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask (29mL) ($9): This hair mask is designed to hydrate, restore and replenish and works best on dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster hair.  My hair isn’t any of those things right now, so I need to save this for when it is!

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Swatches:

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box Review

All totaled I came up with a value of $36.14 for the May 2016 Play! by Sephora.  It was worth the $10 cost, but it didn’t wow me like last month or some of their other months.

What did you think of the May Play! by Sephora?  If you are interested in subscribing (they are back to the waitlist) you can check them out here.


About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.


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2 thoughts on “Play! by Sephora Review – May 2016

  • Nichelle

    Did you receive an email for a Play! date for Thursday, May 26? When you click on the link there are locations to check, hopefully you are near one. I put a pic on my Instagram page about. Happy Saturday