Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Play! by Sephora Subscription Box Review - October 2016

The Cool Cut

This is a review of my sixth shipment from Play! by Sephora. It's only $10 a month and it includes six cosmetic samples. The approximate retail value of October's box is $45.41 which is an excellent value. There are four different boxes this month. This is what I received:
  1. Farmacy - Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray, .68 fl. oz., $9.06 retail value, made in the USA
  2. Yves Saint Laurent - Mon Paris Perfume, .04 fl. oz., $2.30 retail value, made in France
  3. Smashbox - Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick, Driver's Seat, doesn't indicate size maybe .06 fl. oz., $12.00 retail value approximate, made in Italy
  4. Estée Lauder - The Estée Edit, Flash Photo Gloss, 01 White Flash, .1 fl. oz., $7.40 retail value, made in the USA
  5. Erborian - Bamboo Crème Frappée Skin Reviving Fresh Gel, .17 fl. oz, $4.30 retail value, made in South Korea
  6. Christophe Robin - Regnerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil, 1.7 fl. oz., $14.48 retail value, made in Italy
The Farmacy setting spray smells really good and it's refreshing, but it leaves a bit of stickiness on the skin. I can't believe how expensive it is, $44 for 3.3 ounces! I've never heard of this brand before, have you? The Yves Saint Laurent perfume smells pretty good. It's notes are strawberry, raspberry, bergamot, alone, pear, orange flower, jasmin samba, white peony, datura, patchouli, white musk, ambrox, cedarwood and crystal moss. I wouldn't buy it because of the cedarwood and white musk scents which I don't care for not to mention the price tag of $92. The Smashbox matte lipstick is a pretty coral fall color, but it makes my lips so dry. When you rub your lips together after it dries it feels weird. I don't care for it. After eating lunch most of it was still on my lips, I just needed one dab of lipstick to touch up. I really like the applicator since it applies perfectly. It stays put where you apply it without feathering. The Estée Edit is a lipgloss to make your teeth in your selfie pictures appear whiter. It is so sticky! What in the world were they thinking, everyone can't stand sticky lip gloss! As far as it making your teeth look whiter, I think you are better off just sticking to lip glosses with a bit of blue tint in them. Look for red, fuchsia and pink glosses with a hint of blue in them. It's certainly not a substitute for teeth whitening products. The Erborian moisturizing gel is easy to apply and goes on quickly. It's a bit tacky at first then it feels like a primer leaving the skin smooth. It made my sensitive skin a bit itchy right after applying. I look forward to trying the Christophe Robin hair mask tonight. I haven't heard of this brand before. It has a pleasant perfume scent. Well I think this box may be my least favorite Play! box that I have received so far. I'm hoping for a better box in November who's theme is "Best in Glow". It's suppose to feature products that make your skin glow. Do you subscribe to this box? If so, have you been enjoying the products they sent you? If not, why haven't you subscribed?

Check out what I received in my MayJune, JulyAugust and September Play! boxes. Also, check out my Subscription Box Pinterest Board to see what other boxes I've subscribed to over the years. In addition, don't forget to come back and enter my monthly giveaway which I will post soon. Share this blog post with friends by clicking on the Google red box (G+1) at the very top of this page or via Twitter and Facebook by clicking their boxes here:

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