One of the perks of running this blog is the access I get to new beauty products; be it the best new fragrances, the perfect mascara, and of course… SKINCARE. But even before I had my blog, I was always obsessed with discovery… constantly testing and trying all the best new products and then reporting back to my girlfriends with the best of the best. Today we are going to talk about Sephora’s subscription program, PLAY! by Sephora which is something I wish was around before I had my blog; it’s the perfect way to try all the best new stuff – for only $10.
Here’s how it works.
First of all, subscribe now on sephora.com/play (by May 11th!) to get this month’s box. The box is delivered the third week of every month – a fun treat to look forward to. You’ll get 5 great samples and a bonus item, packaged in a reusable (recyclable!) bag. The Sephora team chooses only the really good stuff, from their hottest brands, so it’s stuff you actually want – no junk.
I know what you may be thinking: Another subscription box? What makes this one different?! I’m going to speak to that below. For me, the best thing about the PLAY! by Sephora beauty box is the THOUGHT that is put into it. A lot of subscription boxes I’ve tried in the past have felt like a bunch of junk thrown together. This box is very thoughtfully curated by the Sephora team to contain only things you will want to use. Along with that; the content they create around the box is really thoughtfully created. You will see it below but the literature that comes with the box is really helpful and useful and Sephora also creates videos every month to show you what’s inside and how to use the products!
Also for my Beauty Insider friends! Each box comes with a card for 50 bonus Beauty Insider points so it will help you get to the next status level (I am soooo close to making Rouge!)
Here’s a sneak peak of what you might get in the upcoming May PLAY! by Sephora box. The contents of your box will vary depending on your PLAY! profile but this is what was in mine. I was excited as everything I received was something I actually wanted to try (and in one case already loved) but in all honesty, my favorite part of the box was the literature that accompanied the samples (pictured above). It tells you everything you need to know about each of the products included; from what it is to how to use it!
for thick, long lashes //
Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Volumizing Mascara. Benefit’s mascaras are ALWAYS epic but this is a new favorite. And it’s all in the wand. This one leaves lashes super long and thick and it stays put – no flaking or feathering from morning til night.
for (even thicker, longer lashes!) //
Lancome CILS Booster Mascara Primer. I don’t always use a primer before mascara but this was a good reminder why I need to! Run this over your lashes before mascara (from root to tip) for your longest, thickest, strongest lashes. It’s amazing what a huge difference this makes.
for bright, glowy skin //
Kora Organics Face Oil // This (clean) face oil is FAB (and I was super excited to try it as I hadn’t ever heard of this brand!) It brightens and smooths skin, while providing an intense shot of moisture. I love how quickly it sinks into my skin.
gets off waterproof makeup! //
something I already knew and loved //
DPHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse. I’ve reviewed this on my blog before because it’s the GREATEST but this rinse is amazing for deep cleaning your scalp AND adding tons of softness and shine. This is perfect for dry shampoo addicts and I love the smaller size – I put it aside to take on my next trip.
bonus item //
Viktor & Rolf Salty Flower Fragrance – oh my gosh I LOVE this scent. I used the sample up in two days and actually ended up buying it during the VIB sale. I really like that Sephora includes fragrance in the box because fragrance is one of those items you really just need to try in person. It’s the perfect mix of masculine/feminine. It’s definitely floral + clean but has these warm, spicy amber notes and a musky base note. LOVE.