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Monday, March 20, 2017

Play! by Sephora - December 2016

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, 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 with 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 bags.

I actually don't take the party with me. I avoid parties because I'm awkward.

The bag is quite cute, though. 

Info sheet.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($3.88) - I ended up gifting this but purchased a full-sized of it. I do like it although I have not tried it all night, just for about six hours. It melted my makeup together and it did seem to hold up longer than normal.

Drybar Dry Shampoo ($5.26) - Dry shampoo is my life when it gets a bit warmer so this has been banked for my use here soon. My roots don't get exceptionally oily but they do from time to time and so I love having a small bottle of this in my purse for just that.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara ($15.00) - Nope, nope, nope. I just didn't find anything good from this mascara. I don't want a lot out of my mascaras, just a little lengthening, and a little bit more volume. I found neither with this.

Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer Primer ($5.92) - There are a ton of these in different finishes and I want to try them all. I haven't wear tested this yet but I've been told by so many that it's better than my Porefessional so I've been meaning to wear test it when I'm less concerned about how it looks if it goes poorly.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain (Always Red) ($3.31) - I thought I had a photo of this swatched. It's such a rich classic red, gorgeous with tons of depth. I love the formula of these but I'm not a huge fan of this shade (I don't wear a lot of deep reds so I only have one or two around). I passed it to my mother who loved it (she loves just about all of the lippies I pass).

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon (Sample) - I'm not a fan of woody perfumes so this wasn't going to be for me. It was an immediate pass as soon as I sprayed it initially.

The value of this bag was $33.37, triple the cost of the bag itself. It had a few really good items as well as a couple not so good. Still, the bag is definitely worth the value.

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

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