Play! by Sephora September Review

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It’s that time again! Another review for Play! by Sephora. I am still loving this subscription service. I have yet to be disappointed by the products they have sent me. This month’s theme is “The Unbasic Basics”. I really like this theme because with all of the beauty products that are out there these days, sometimes it’s great to just go back to the “basics”.

What is Play! by Sephora? It’s a $10 a month beauty subscription service with five samples and one perfume sample each month. All of the brands are carried at Sephora. I love this because Sephora has a lot of high-end brands that I would love to try out; however, sometimes spending the money to try those products can be pricey. Another great thing about the box is that it comes with a pamphlet that tells you all about the products and how to use them. Another bonus that you get with the box is a Play! pass which lets you earn 50 extra Beauty Insider points with any purchase.

What I received this month:

Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Spell (Full size $12.50// $3.37 value)// I really love how smooth and hydrating this lipstick is. It has a glossy finish but is not overly glossy. I would purchase this lipstick again or in a different color because it’s so affordable and I love the formula.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel (Full size $22// Value $7.48)// I will say this is the product that I am most excited about receiving. I love Anastasia’s brow gel. It is perfect for keeping your brows in place.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Tropp (Full Size $20// Value $7)// I have never used any of Kat Von D’s products, so of course I was also excited about receiving this in my box. This liner is so perfect for making those precise lines. It’s a really dark black that’s highly pigmented.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector (Full Size $28// Value $7)// Again a product that I have never tried before. I am a huge fan of hair masks though, so I can’t wait to try this out. This is a hair mask that you leave in your hair overnight. It helps restore softness and shininess to your hair.

Tory Birch Jolie Fleur Verte (Full Size $90)// This perfume smells so good! It’s a floral scent that is not overpowering. However; I don’t think I would pay $90 for a full size of this personally. That’s a lot of money!

Dr. Jart + Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer (Full Size $36)// This  is a water based moisturizer that provides hydration while visibly plumping and boosting overall appearance with hyaluronic acid. I have never heard of this brand before but I am excited to try a new moisturizer, especially with the winter months coming.

Again I am very impressed with this box. A lot of great products to be able to try out that I have not used before.

What subscription services to you subscribe to? Let me know in the comments below.

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50 Comments

  1. Roxie Watt wrote:

    This box looks amazing! I am so jealous that it’s not available in the UK. I’ve heard a rumour that they are opening a store in London next year, but this is still miles and miles away from me! I love the Kat Von D liner and her Everlasting Liquid Lips are also worth a look too.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Roxie it is a really great box. I love it because I get to try products out that may be out of my price range. Hopefully they will open a Sephora close to you soon!

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  2. Ooohh! These all sound like amazing products! The Dr. Jart Moisturizer sounds really awesome!

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Leslie I am really excited about these products! I am a huge fan of moisturizers.

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  3. Bri wrote:

    I keep hearing about this but have yet to try it! There’s some great products in there.

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Bri I really love it so far! Sephora has some expensive products so this is a great way to be able to try some things before taking the plunge on purchasing them.

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  4. Amanda wrote:

    The Living Proof products are awesome. I hadn’t tried any until recently, and the first one that I purchased was their volumizing dry shampoo and it worked perfectly compared to all the other ones that I’ve tried. You should definitely check out their other products!

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Amanda I have heard great things about their products. I just have never tried them. I will def have to check them out soon!!

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  5. Chelsie wrote:

    Okay, I NEED to start getting this box! A Tattoo Liner AND a ABH product?! What a steal! I love love love that liner (although I think I may like my Stila one just a hair more!)

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chelsie you def need this box! I love being able to try out products that I’ve been wanting but debated on getting due to price. I have not tried the Stila eye liner yet! I will have to ad that to my wish list!

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  6. Lisa wrote:

    So fun these look great! I want to try some Kat Von D liners and that living proof hair protector!!

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lisa! I have always wanted to try out some Kat Von D products, so I was really happy that I got this! I’ve heard so many great things about Living Proof. I’m sure it will not disappoint.

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  7. I love how you broke down the price to include the value of the sample if you could. That really makes the box seem even more worth it now. My favorite product from this month was definitely the Kat Von D liner as I ran out a while back and hadn’t had the chance to pick up another one. So that was definitely perfect timing! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Merisa I try really hard to find the value of the sample sizes. I think this box has great products in it all the time (just my opinion though). It also is great because you get to try out products that you may not have thought about purchasing. I can’t wait to use the eye liner!

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  8. I’ve been on the fence about the service – might have to give it a go!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Erica you should try it out! If you don’t like it you can always cancel.

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  9. Steffanie wrote:

    I tried the PLAY box when it was still in beta/test markets over a year ago and it was ‘meh’ then. Seems like they’ve definitely stepped it up!

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Steffanie I am enjoying the box so far. I find that I get products that I would typically be interested in purchasing. You should give it a try again!

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  10. Lauren wrote:

    I’ve heard good things about this sub – I love most of the items you got! I may have to check it out soon!

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lauren it’s a great subscription box! I have yet to be disappointed. I can’t wait to try out the products.

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  11. Greta wrote:

    I want to try that Kat Von D product for my winged liner! I also love that brow gel from Anastasia of Beverly Hills!

    Greta | www. gretahollar.com

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Greta I am very excited to try out the Kat Von D liner! I’ve had my eye on it for awhile but never purchased it. So this is perfect for me! I also love the brow gel.

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  12. I have admired Kat Von D’s makeup line and love that it is a cruelty-free brand. However, I have not made a purchase yet, because I do my best to stick by a “use it up before purchasing a new one” rule. I really want to try her eye shadows once mine are gone!

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Erin I have never tried any of her make up either. I also love brands that are cruelty-free. I’m a huge animal lover! I wish I could say the same as far as using what I have before purchasing another one. I’m bad at that when it comes to make up. I am hopefully going to try to do a project pan soon!

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  13. Falon wrote:

    I hadn’t really considered this box before, but these all sound like things I would actually use!

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Falon it’s such a great box. I love it because I have gotten a few products that I have had my eye on but didn’t want to pay the price for it. So this box has given me the chance to try out things first!

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  14. kara wrote:

    I love seeing what these Play! bags have in them. Looks like you got some great products 🙂

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kara I have not been disappointed yet in anything that I have received. It’s such a great box.

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  15. Jenny wrote:

    I loved getting my Play! box and I’m so sad I had to stop receiving them recently due to budgeting.

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Aww I hope you can receive it again soon! I know you have the wedding coming up. It’s such a great box!

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  16. Kristen wrote:

    What a fun subscription idea! I’ve been dying to try a kat Von D product too

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kristin I really love this box. The Kat Von D liner is amazing! I’m excited I received it this month.

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  17. Wow! This sounds like some great and fun products. I have not heard of the Play subscription service but I will definitely check it out!

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jamie! It’s such a great box especially since it is only $10 a month! Let me know if you try it out!

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  18. Anna wrote:

    I’m enjoying the box too! I use the leave in conditioner and facial moisturizer daily. I’m not a fan of the lipstick, the color doesn’t suit me.

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Anna I have yet to try the conditioner or moisturizer yet. I am excited about the products though. The lipstick when I swatched it was some what sheer but I have not tried it on my lips yet.

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  19. gracie wrote:

    You received 2 of my favorite brands ! Love Living Proof , I use the Perfect Hair Day and I cannot live without my Anastasia Brow gel !!! I may have to give this. Play a try !

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Gracie I have never tried any of Living Proofs products. I have heard so many great things about it though! So I am really excited about trying this out. Play! is a great subscription service.

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  20. I need to try this box or one like it. I’m terrible at trying new things, so I think it’d be really fun for me to just have it delivered.

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Christine this box is really great for trying new things. I love that is only $10. If you don’t like it then you can cancel it. If you try it out let me know. 🙂

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  21. This made me want to run out and buy lots of make-up. These are all great picks!

    https://kinzieskritiques.wordpress.com/

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Samantha there were a lot of great picks in this box! I can’t wait to try out the products!

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  22. Abby wrote:

    Ahhh all of these products look AMAZING!! I just recently signed up for Play! by Sephora and can’t wait to receive my October set!!

    xo Abby
    http://www.marblelouslypetite.com

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Abby I hope you love the box as much as I do! I was really happy about getting this months products. I am excited to try them out!

      Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  23. chei wrote:

    This looks all amazing product! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Posted 10.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chei there were so many great products in this months box.

      Posted 10.13.16 Reply
  24. Mary wrote:

    i had no idea sephora had a subscription service, the Dr. Jart product is great!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    Posted 10.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Mary I have never used any of their products before. I am very excited to give it a try!

      Posted 10.13.16 Reply
  25. courtney wrote:

    Ah such a good box! I LOVE the brow gel and the liner so they are amazing samples, I would also love to try the Dr. Jart moisturizer.

    La Belle Sirene 

    Posted 10.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Courtney I was really excited about the box! I have not yet used the moisturizer but I plan on it soon!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply