Play! By Sephora July 2016

Play! By Sephora is a new monthly subscription box b Sephora. It costs $10 a month and you received 5 beauty and skincare samples plus a perfume sample each month. Previously, you needed to put yourself onto a wait-list and wait to receive an email before you could subscribe, as they were rolling it out to limited quantities.

In addition to the products, Sephora includes a booklet that includes information about the product, the brand, and then tips of how to use the products. Also at the back of the book is a Play! PASS. This Pass gives you a complimentary one-on-one session with a Sephora artist as well as an extra 50 Beauty Insider points when you scan the pass at the register with any purchase. If you have the Sephora app, you can also scan the images of the products to learn more about them.

The past couple of months, the boxes were not personalized and everyone who signed up for the subscription received the same products. This month, they sent out two different boxes for different skin types (dry or oily). The theme for this month was Effortless Summer.

As a heads up, the boxes are a little bit larger and will not fit into a small apartment sized mailbox. For reference, a Birchbox box is able to fit almost perfectly into my mailbox, but this one has no chance. Therefore, I’ve had to go to the post office both months to pick up my box.

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay (Full Size $24)- This is a gel cleanser that targets unclogging pores, removing excess oils, and cleansing the sin. Clay is really good for when you want to take impurities out of the skin, so I’m excited to try this. They state that it is specifically good for anyone with acne-prone skin. Lately, my skin has been breaking out again, so I’m looking forward to trying this. First Aid Beauty is also a natural beauty line, so there are no parabens or sulfates.

Beauty Blender Bloterazzi (Full Size $20)- Blotterazzi is a reusable oil blotting sponge. The beauty blender foam material is a special foam that is “thirsty” and enjoys sucking up water and oils. Supposedly, this sponge will take the oil off of your first as good as an oil-blotting sheet would with the benefit of being reusable. The single sample also came with a sample pack of the liquid cleanser. This is great because I would not want to use this product more than 2-3 times without washing it. I tried it briefly and it didn’t seem to do as much as a blotting sheet would, but I will continue to try it as it seems like a fun product.

Ouai Wave Spray (Full Size $26)- I hate receiving wave sprays. I have curly hair and they are kind of pointless for me. This specific wave spray is said to hold the perfect beachy waves without any dryness or crunch. I will try it just to see if it does anything for my hair (occasionally wave sprays have relaxed my curls a little bit), but this will more likely than not be passed on to a friend.

Yet again, Sephora has knocked it out of the park with their box. I love the variety of products that are in this box. I’m excited to try all but one of the products and can’t wait for next month!