Play! by Sephora October Review

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Each month I look forward to receiving my Play! by Sephora Box. I love that I get to try out a lot of products/brands that I have never heard off for only $10. This month’s theme is “The Cool Cut”. This months box features several products that are up and coming in the beauty world.

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:

Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat l (Full size $24// $10.00 value)// I love Smashbox products and was really excited to receive this lipstick. I am not a huge fan of matte lipsticks because some can be really drying. This formula is quite opposite of that. It’s very creamy and not drying at all. It doesn’t sit into the lines of your lips which is another big thing for me. I hate having dried out looking lips. Not cute! The shade is a warm nude with a hint of red undertones. Really pretty shade because it’s not overly nude. It also had really great ingredients such as jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils which help the finish not be overly drying.

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Belle (Full size $24) // This is the first time I have heard of this brand and I must say I am very impressed with the formula. I swatched it and it went on more like a gloss. It’s very hydrating. It wears up to six hours. The shade is a plum nude. Really pretty shade as well.

Too Cool For School Yellow Mellow Cream (Full Size $36// Value $4.30)// This product is so interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever had a beauty product quite like this. It’s a 5 in 1 multitasking cream made with egg extracts and collagen fibers. It works as a serum, priming moisturizer, eye cream, neck cream and sleeping mask. I am excited to give this a try because it is said that it tightens the appearance of pores, keeps skin looking healthy and firm and encourages the production of collagen.

VERB Leave-In Mist (Full Size $14// Value $1.75)// I love the way this mist smells! I can’t wait to use this product because it helps detangle/moisturize your hair, as well as keeps it strong. It also protect hair from heat. I am all for products that keep my hair moisturized.

Skin INC Pure Revival Peel (Full Size $//Value $4.68)// This product can be used as a primer, exfoliater and a peel. It helps remove dead skin and make you have a brighter complexion. One of the active ingredients in the peel is AC-11 which is derived from cat’s claw (a tropical vine that grows in the Amazon). When AC-11 is applied to the skin it is known to help gently exfoliate and care for environmental and sun damage.

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil (Full Size $82// Value $2.47)// I’m not a fan of this perfume. It had hints of spice and exotic florals. I enjoy floral scents but I’m not sure that floral and spices go well together. Maybe that’s just me!

Total Value of box: $47.20

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

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40 Comments

  1. Racheal wrote:

    I didn’t know Sephora had their own subscription box. I’m really interested in the Too Cool for School Yellow Mellow. Sounds like I may need to try it! Great review.

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Rachel it’s such a great box! The Too Cool for School product is different but really awesome!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  2. Wow, can’t believe all that’s only $10 a month! Looks like you got a lot of good stuff too…I just love the color of that lipgloss! Will definitely check out that subscription!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Joscelyn it’s such a great box for $10. The lipgloss is really pretty!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  3. I’ve gotten through the waitlist but always get cold feet. It has such great items!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Adriana you should def try it out for a few months. If you don’t like it you can always cancel. 🙂

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  4. Anna wrote:

    I really want to try that Too Cool For School product. I get sephora play boxes too and it’s interesting to see what different products other people get in their boxes. I feel I never have to buy perfume again because I have a whole selection of samples.

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Anna I love the box!! So many great products to try out. I have seen others getting different products then me. I honestly thought everyone got the same thing. I have only liked a few of the perfumes that I have gotten.

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  5. Dawn wrote:

    I had no idea Sephora offered a monthly sample service, how cool! I love all their products, and will definitely look into this. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Dawn it’s such a great service! I love being able to try out products and brands I may have never tried. Def worth looking into!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  6. What an awesome Play! box. Those lipsticks are such gorgeous colors! All those products sound awesome!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Leslie I love the play boxes! I have yet to be disappointed. I love being able to try out products that I would have not tried out on my own.

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  7. Rachel wrote:

    This seems like a really great subscription for beauty lovers! Can’t beat the value!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Rachel it is such a great box! I have yet to be disappointed in one yet.

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  8. Oh. You got some great stuff! Nicely done! I love smashbox stuff!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Heather the box is really great. I love being able to try out products before purchasing them!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  9. Cara wrote:

    A spicy perfume? Nah I think I’ll skip that lol. At least you found some great lippies!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Cara I agree. It did not smell good at all. I did get some other great products though!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  10. Mary wrote:

    trying out new makeup is so fun! i’ve never heard of the sephora box!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Mary I love trying out make up and beauty products! It’s a really awesome box to try out!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  11. I’ve been debating getting the box for awhile now – a spot opened up, so I might just have to take the plunge now. You got good products!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Erica it’s a really great box! I have yet to be disappointed!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  12. Alix wrote:

    That bag is too cute! I get a monthly Julep beauty box and I love it.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Alix I really love this box. I used to do Julep but stopped. They do have great nail polishes though!

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  13. Jamie Reed wrote:

    I love this subscription! It’s fun to see what everyone else gets each month! I think the only duplicate product I received was the lipgloss.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jamie! It’s such a great box to get! I have yet to get a box that I was disappointed in.

      Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  14. Silvia wrote:

    Wow you got a lot of great goodies! I used to have this box but I felt I couldn’t play with all my products in time for the next box! I’m glad you love it!

    Silvia
    http://www.lovelysilvia.com

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Silvia I try to keep up with trying the products as much as I can. Some of them I will admit that I do not get to try out immediately. So far I have been loving the box.

      Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  15. I’ve tried the egg products and verb and a big fan of both!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Sarah thank you for that!! I am excited to try out both products. I loved the way Verb smelled.

      Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  16. Caroline wrote:

    Man, WHEN will Sephora hit the UK?! I neeeed this box. I’m desperate to try some Nudestix stuff, but it’s usually pretty pricey. Also, I tend to find that I hate really expensive perfume – Chanel No. 5 smells gross to me, which is UNACCEPTABLE in most beauty circles ;D

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Caroline I have no idea when Sephora will hit the UK. Hopefully soon! This box is awesome and filled with many great products. I have yet to be disappointed. I believe that Nudestix is also available at QVC or HSN….I can not remember which one. You may want to look into that. Some expensive perfumes smell good and others are horrible.

      Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  17. Melanie wrote:

    What a cool way to try out new products! Thanks for the share!
    http://www.adventure57.com

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Melanie it’s a great box! I love everything that I have been sent so far.

      Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  18. Love your fun prizes from Sephora! Love the smash box lips! Perfect gift!!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jessica it is a great subscription service. Lots of awesome products that I get to try out.

      Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  19. Angie Rose wrote:

    I’ve really been wanting to try Play by Sephora! I am a Sephora addict and shop there for all my makeup favorites. I love that pouch the makeup came in, how cute! I love anything Smashbox, so I’ll have to give that matte liquid lipstick. 🙂

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Angie it’s such a great subscription box! I just got my November box and really happy with everything I got. I do a lot of shopping at Sephora as well. Smashbox has a lot of great products!

      Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  20. Lauren wrote:

    I need to check this service out, I love getting samples to try!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lauren it’s such a great box! I definitely recommend it!

      Posted 11.17.16 Reply