Play! by Sephora Review – July 2018

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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
Cost: $10/month.
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: N/A

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

Sephora typically packages monthly shipments into a bag that matches that month’s theme. I think this was the first month since they started that this was NOT the case.

The July 2018 Play! by Sephora theme is “The Good Stuff” and included the following items:

~KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil (4mL) ($7.20): A powerful brightening oil infused with real rose petals and boosted with Super Vitamin C to give you glowing, radiant skin.  It smells incredible and kept my skin hydrated without making it feel slick. 

~BIOSSANCE Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer (3mL) ($3.12): This is lightweight and felt like a dream on my skin.  It helped with redness and just seemed to calm my skin down overall.  I will probably buy the full-size during the Sephora F&F sale!

~TARTE Color Splash Lipstick (Salt Lyfe) (~$10): Salt Lyfe is a mauve gray shade.  The gray description would scare me away from purchasing this, but it’s not really gray at all.  Just a toned down mauve.  It is creamy and long-lasting and had just a hint of shine.

~TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (1.5g) ($7.77): I received this in Paaarty which is nude shade.  Very pretty and a little of this goes a long way! 

~ALGENIST GENIUS Liquid Collagen (0.13oz) ($14.95): Liquid Collagen is a vegan, collagen-based formula to maintain skin’s youthful vitality.  My skin felt softer immediately, but I don’t think I would pay $115 for the full-size though.  I will happily use up this entire bottle though!

~BRIOGEO Rosarco™ Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème (9.7mL) ($1.97): Briogeo is a subscription box favorite! This smooths hair and protects against heat and damage.  I loved it, but I wish the packaging were different ;(. 

All totaled I came up with a value of $45.01 for my July 2018 Play! by Sephora.  Outstanding value this month and another great box of goodies!

What did you think of the July 2018 Play! by Sephora? One thing to keep in mind is that Play! sends out a variety of boxes each month, so you may end up receiving a different box than your best friend who is also a subscriber. If you are interested in subscribing (and you probably should be because their boxes are great), you can check them out here.

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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 CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

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