After last week’s BoxyCharm, I was starting to feel a little less enthusiastic than usual about subscription boxes. Luckily my Sephora Play box arrived shortly thereafter and was a completely different ballgame.
Usually the products arrive in a small fabric drawstring bag with a cute beauty saying on it. This month they changed it up and sent this adorable envelope instead.
As always, the box comes with a detailed info sheet which comes in handy especially when they send new and innovative products that you may not have used before, as is often the case.
Let’s take a look at what was inside!
One of the things I love most about Sephora Play is that you receive products and brands that are high profile and that are likely something you’re interested in trying. This blur stick has been all over YouTube for some time, and I was happy to give it a go. The application is very smooth and you can see it filling in your pores as you apply. I like it, but I don’t think it’s special enough to purchase a full size.
I liked this perfume as soon as I tried it out. The info sheet describes the notes as warm and sweet with Japanese violet, black amber plum and patchouli. Very interesting! The only down side is that the scent did not last very long on my skin.
I tried this resurfacing mask one afternoon when I had some time to kill, and I was intrigued by the fact that this is supposed to resurface your skin. As it dried, I could feel it tightening and after removing I was blown away by the results. My skin looked noticeably firmer and smoother. It was so soft! I may end up purchasing a full size of this one.
But this purifying scrub has to be the overwhelming star of the box. This was another unusual product that I wasn’t sure how to use or what the result would be. I was even still skeptical while using it – the texture is very odd in that there are chunks of sea salt in it and it’s meant to be used as a shampoo. I sort of felt like I was cleaning my hair with rock salt. But then when I was blow drying later, I was absolutely blown away by how my hair looked and felt. It was like I had just come from the hair dresser! It was so smooth, healthy and manageable. I’ve never in my life used any hair product that gave me this dramatic of a result. I already have this in my Sephora cart!
This highlight stick was nice and easy to use. It has a slight champagney color to it and was fairly easy to blend into the skin. I do prefer powder highlighters over anything in stick form, however.
If there was one product in this box that I just wasn’t too excited about, it would have to be this lip plumper. I’m not a fan of lip plumpers in general, and this one was no exception. It didn’t sting as much as the Too Faced plumper, but it still isn’t something I’m interested in using.
Overall, this box was a huge win for me. I found at least two home run products that gave incredible results, and that’s not something I often find with any subscription box. Nice job Sephora!
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What’s your current favorite subscription box?