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Play! by Sephora - September 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample (or some other sample sized product), all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points card with in-store purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora reviews.

Upon opening the bag, I immediately saw some instant hits.

This bag reminds me of fancy lingerie or something. 

Info card/sheet.

IGK Hot Girls Shampoo/Conditioner (Sample) - I love a good hydrating hair product so I wasn't at all disappointed with this sample. It went into my hair samples drawer for traveling or if my mom forgets something when she stays with us. This size is barely a one-use for my current hair length.

Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum ($11.08) - I'm still trying to figure out my skincare routine and I haven't quite figured out the purpose of a serum. The ones I usually see are in a pump so I'm even more confused by what a pressed serum is. It's meant for smoothing wrinkles so I'm super interested in, though!

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick (Amulet) ($2.12) - I'm so sad that this seems to have been discontinued because the formula of this is really nice. This shade is gorgeous and I think it looks awesome on me. 

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb ($7.60) - The entire line of hydrating products by belif are highly recommended by me. If you have dry skin, your face will soak this up and feel amazing. 15/10.

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel (Deep) ($8.00) - I haven't figured out if this is a holy grail product or if it's just okay. First off, the shade is confusing. There isn't a 'deep' shade in this product so I don't know which of the shades I'm supposed to purchase if it was great. The product felt a little dry and because I haven't tried a full-size, I'm not sure if that's what happens with the sample or if it's just the product. 

Sephora Collection 12hr Contour Eye Pencil (Black Lace) ($4.00) - I am so over getting black liners in boxes. I don't use them and most of us already have a thousand black pencils. Literally, almost any other shade would have been the perfect addition.

Swatches L-R: Urban Decay, Sephora Collection, Benefit Cosmetics.

This month's bag was valued at $32.80. Overall the box was pretty good and I fell in love with the UD lippie and I'll always take more belif products. 

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!


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