What’s in the Play! by Sephora – August 2016 Box

What's in the Play! by Sephora - August 2016 Box

I got my Play! by Sephora – August 2016 Box in the mail later in the month. For those unfamiliar with Play! by Sephora, it is a monthly beauty subscription launched by Sephora. You pay $10 a month and receive a box with the following:

– 5 deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus
– Play! Book (a pamphlet which has information on the box contents + tips and tricks)
– Play! Pass (a card which allows you to redeem a free one-on-one tutorial + bonus points with any product purchase during the same store visit)

What's in the Play! by Sephora - August 2016 Box MAKE UP FOREVER

The only way to subscribe is online at Sephora.com/play – but you have to sign up for a waitlist and once a spot opens they will send you an e-mail to claim a spot and join. I’ve been a member since April of this year and I have to admit I look forward to this box every month. And what’s even better is that the contents truly are a surprise because they don’t get revealed until the boxes ship out and everyone who subscribed to the Play! box receives their box at the same time – so no spoilers on the web.

The August 2016 Box arrived in the mail last week and this is what was inside – six sample-sized products wrapped in a super cute drawstring pouch. The theme for this month’s box: The Eye Openers. In the box was the following:

•Lancôme – Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer
•Algenist – Complete Eye Renewal Balm
•MAKE UP FOREVER – Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush in Pink Granite
•Sephora Collection – Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in 33-love affair (plum)
•Urban Decay – Perversion Mascara
•Clean perfume in Reserve Warm Cotton (in a tiny vial)

What's in the Play! by Sephora - August 2016 Box Sephora Collection

I’m so glad I’m able to subscribe to Sephora’s Play Box because I find myself pleased with everything inside. I’ve never tried any of Urban Decay’s mascaras and believe it or not I live off sample sized mascaras. I probably own only two full size mascaras that I’ve actually purchased.

I can never have enough pencil eyeliners and I’m a huge fan of the ones from the Sephora Collection. The Contour Eye Pencil I received is indeed water proof and the color is a nice deep plum that I think will look flattering on all skin tones.

What's in the Play! by Sephora - August 2016 Box Urban Decay

The description of the Make Up Forever eyeshadow in pink granite is a soft shimmery pink. While the description makes it seem that all of these eyeshadows can be used on the cheeks as well. The website gives the names of just a few that were meant to be used on the cheeks. I didn’t attempt with pink granite simply because it has too much shimmer and it wasn’t included in the list I just mentioned.

What's in the Play! by Sephora - August 2016 Box Lancome Clean Algenist

I haven’t’ used Lancôme moisturizer or the Algenist eye balm but those are definetely next on my list. I especially like the packaging of Lancôme’s Énergie de Vie line.

Overall, I give the Play! by Sephora August 2016 Box a thumbs up. If you haven’t subscribed for these you can add your name to the wait list online at sephora.com/play – right now the only way to purchase a subscription is online. I think the wait time for each person is different depending on location. When I told a local Sephora sales rep that I got on the list she commented “Yeah, they started sending to our area.” There’s a page of FAQs here in case you have more questions.

Have any of you signed up for the Play! by Sephora Box? If you already signed up and received previous boxes what are your thoughts?


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What’s in the Play! by Sephora – June 2016 Box

What's in the Play! by Sephora - June 2016 Box 2

I recently received my Play! by Sephora – June 2016 Box in the mail. For those unfamiliar with Play! by Sephora, it is a monthly beauty subscription launched by Sephora. You pay $10 a month and receive a box with the following:

– 5 deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus
– Play! Book (a pamphlet which has information on the box contents + tips and tricks)
– Play! Pass (a card which allows you to redeem a free one-on-one tutorial + bonus points with any product purchase during the same store visit)

What's in the Play! by Sephora - June 2016 Box

The only way to subscribe is online at Sephora.com/play – but you have to sign up for a waitlist and once a spot opens they will send you an e-mail to claim a spot and join. I don’t quite remember when I signed up for the waitlist, but I only recently got accepted. In April I got my first Play! by Sephora box, but never got around to putting up the post on the blog.

The June 2016 Box just arrived in the mail last week and I’m going to share my first impressions of the items – six sample-sized products wrapped in a super cute drawstring pouch. In the box was the following:

•Bumble and Bumble – Don’t Blow It (0.34 fl oz/10 ml)
•BECCA – Backlight Priming Filter (0.05 oz/1.55 g, swatched on lips here)
•Bareminerals – Bareskin Bronzer (0.05 fl oz/1.5 ml)
•tarte – Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion (0.1 fl oz/3 ml)
•Benefit – They’re Real Mascara (0.1 fl oz/3 ml)
•Tocca Beauty perfume in Florence (in a tiny vial)

What's in the Play! by Sephora - June 2016 Box 4

I was excited to receive June’s Play Box because I didn’t what to expect this time around and the clues left everything up to the imagination. However, I’m happy with the results. Everything in the box is new to me with the exception of the Benefit – They’re Real Mascara (which I’ve purchased before and love). Can never have too much sunscreen so the tarte lotion should come in handy and the item I’m most excited about is the Becca priming filter.

What's in the Play! by Sephora - June 2016 Box 3

Overall, I give the Play! by Sephora June 2016 Box a huge thumbs up. If you haven’t subscribed for these you can add your name to the wait list online at sephora.com/play – right now the only way to purchase a subscription is online. I think the wait time for each person is different depending on location. When I told a local Sephora sales rep that I got on the list she commented “Yeah, they started sending to our area.” There’s a page of FAQs here in case you have more questions.

Have any of you signed up for the Play! by Sephora Box? If you already signed up and received previous boxes what are your thoughts?


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SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Balm SPF 20 in 04 Sweet Fushia

tinted lip balm

I recently purchased one of the Rouge Balms ($12.50) from the Sephora Collection. I got the 04 Sweet Fushia. I’m not sure if that’s a typo but on the website it says ‘fushia’ in case anyone was wondering. lol

What is it you ask? It’s a balmy lipstick with a gel formula that protects lips while adding a dazzling pop of color.

tinted lip balm

My favorite aspects abut this colored lip balm:

1 – Hello it’s budget friendly
2 – Contains an SPF of 20
3 – Comes in 8 different shades
4 – Feels smooth on the lips
5 – Nice buildable color
6 – Does indeed moisturize
7 – Has a nice subtle fruity scent

tinted lip balm

I must say when it comes to lip products Sephora always nails it. I remember my first encounter with Sephora was when they were giving out 3 mini Sephora brand lip glosses as a birthday freebie (this is way back before I was even allowed to spend my money on makeup). And even after I finished them I still kept the tubes as a keepsake. lol (Don’t judge me!)

So, overall a thumb up for the SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Balms. Cant wait to play with the other colors. I want to try the 09 Mild Plum next! Do any of you have a favorite tinted lip balm? Id love to hear your recommendations! The SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Balms are currently available at Sephora.com and Sephora stores.


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