Play! by Sephora Review – October 2016 2


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Play! by Sephora
Cost: $10/month.
Ships To: United States
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Play! by Sephora October 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 October 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 October 2016 Subscription Box Review

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review
This month’s Play! by Sephora was a bit of a surprise because my box wasn’t posted to my account before it arrived.

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review

There were a few box variations this month, but my October 2016 Play! by Sephora included the following items:

~Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick (Drivers’s Seat) (No Size Listed) (~$6): Driver’s Seat is a warm pink color. It’s almost mauve in my opinion.  It’s too deep for me, but I will pass it on to my SIL.  It stayed put nicely, though.

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review

~erborian Bamboo Creme Frappe (0.17oz) ($4.30): This moisturizer has a “whipped, frosty gel-cream texture.”  It felt cool and refreshing when I put it on and absorbed into my skin very quickly.

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil (50mL) ($14.20): This is a “deeply regenerating, creamy formula that restructures, strengthens, and protects all hair types, including damaged.”  I have been getting (and using) a ton of hair masks lately, so I am going to need to put this one on hold for a while.

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review

~The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder (0.1fl.oz) ($7.41):  This doesn’t get the greatest reviews on Sephora, but I loved it.  People complained it was too thick, but I didn’t feel that way at all.  It reminded me a bit of Mac Lipglass (I loved that stuff) and gave made my lips so shiny and glossy.  I wouldn’t pay full price for it, but I loved sampling it.

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Farmacy Skin Dew Mist (20mL) ($9.07): This is a hydrating essence mist & setting spray.  It tones the skin, restores radiance, and freshens makeup. I’m happy I tested it without makeup on because the spray was so strong.  I certainly wouldn’t describe it as a mist.  It was refreshing, though, and I like the almost herbal scent.

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris (~$1): The more I sniff this, the more I like it.  It has notes of Strawberry, Raspberry, Bergamot, Calone, Pear, Orange Flower, Jasmin Sambac, White Peony, Datura, Patchouli, White Musk, Ambrox, Cedarwood and Crystal Moss.  I picked up a lot of the fruit notes with little hints of the deeper Bergamot and Patchouli.

Play! by Sephora October 2016 Subscription Box Review

All totaled I came up with a value of $41.98 for the October 2016 Play! by Sephora box.  I enjoyed the variety of my box this month and will use everything in it!

What did you think of the October Play! by Sephora?  If you are interested in subscribing (I believe they are back on a 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 – October 2016

  • Carla

    I got an email telling me these were the things I was getting, but I actually received almost an entirely different box – the only thing that matched was the smashbox lip product! Disappointed as I really like all the Farmacy products I’ve tried.

  • Amber

    I haven’t received shipping notifications in a couple of months, so I’m always surprised when this shows up. Odd about the variations in boxes. I would have preferred this one over the one I received (had some face lotion and mascara I could do without).