• My Thoughts on Play! By Sephora

    You’ve probably heard of Ipsy and are somewhat familiar with Birchbox, but what about Play! By Sephora?

    Yes, it’s another $10 monthly makeup subscription service. And yes, it is totally worth it.

    Despite being absurdly late to the game, Sephora has truly hit its new beauty feature out of the park. I, of course, made extra sure to be on the receiving end of all the buzz–sans hesitation.

    You see, I used to be one of those people subscribed to both Ipsy and Birchbox. After accumulating a couple fistfuls of deluxe-sized products, ones that simply weren’t getting any love, I knew I had to step away.

    Sephora, however, is a different story. I’m two months into my beauty plan and I think I’m going to stay.

    Each month, you’ll receive five deluxe beauty samples and a fragrance sample.

    Sephora’s subscription service, for one, has a monthly theme. July’s theme, for example, was all about summer and August’s theme was all about eyes. The products mailed to you are chosen based on your beauty profile. That way, there’s a better guarantee you’ll actually use what you receive.

    My favorite part? The products come in a cute, customized bag that can totally be used again.

    July 2016

    Effortless Summer

    Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer
    Beautyblender Blotterazzi
    Ouai Wave Spray
    First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay
    Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer
    Nest Citrine

    My jaw literally dropped when I received my first subscription bag from the beauty chain. The first thought that came into my mind was, “Oh em gee, so worth it!”

    Right off the bat, I knew I was getting the bang for my buck. I’m was not only familiar and a fan of all the beauty brands Sephora sent over, but I’ve also been wanting to try the Blotterazzi since forever!

    August 2016

    The Eye Openers

    Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
    Lancome Energie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer
    Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush
    Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil
    Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
    Clean Reserve Warm Cotton

    New month, same happiness. For the month of August, I received eye products, ranging from skincare to makeup. My favorite products in this month’s baggie are the eye pencil and mascara. I love the plum color of the eye pencil and I’m always down to amp up my lash game. Compared to July’s swag bag, August’s was definitely smaller in size. July’s had products that were bigger, but August’s had products that I use on a daily basis.

    OVERALL: I’d say you should hop on the bandwagon and sign up for that waitlist. I tend to only use products from brands that I’m familiar with, heard of, or are raved about by people that I trust. Sephora’s Play! has been a great way to broaden my knowledge of what’s out there. Plus, I can get a voucher for 50 reward points every month I make an in-store purchase while under the subscription.

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