This is a review of a cosmetic subscription box from Sephora called Play. It's only $10 a month including shipping and handling. $34.78 is the retail value of this month's box. In my August box were the following samples:
- Beauty Blender - Micro Mini Blender, $9 retail value
- Kat Von D - Saint & Sinner Perfume, .05 fl. oz. each, $1.91 each
- Too Faced - Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil, .01 fl. oz., $0.74
- Clinique - High Impact Mascara & Primer, .08 oz., $2.57 & $4.50
- Caviar - Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist, 1.4 fl. oz., $8.75
- Glam Glow - Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer, 5 ml, $5.40
I have a full sized beauty blender, but I rarely use it because it's so time consuming. It does apply foundation very well though. I'd probably be more likely to use the mini for just concealer since that wouldn't take much more time. I also think they need to be cleaned more often than brushes, but that's just my opinion. They can be used wet, but I never got the hang of using it that way. Have you? If so, any tips for me? I'm not a fan of Kat Von D's perfumes. I purchased one a long time ago for $10 on Black Friday and I didn't like it. Sinner is a spicy perfume with key notes of patchouli, wood and cinnamon. Saint is a floral perfume with key notes of vanilla, musk and jasmine. I wish they had sent a sample of one of her wonderful lipsticks instead. I'm very curious about the Too Faced Melt Off Cleansing Oil. I look forward to giving that a try since mascara is such a pain to remove. I'm guessing based on it's size I'll only get one use out of it though, so that's a bummer. I have received a mascara primer before, but I just don't take the time to use it regularly. It doesn't seem worth the extra application time to me. I'm always happy to receive a mascara sample since out of all the cosmetics I use, mascara is what I go through the fastest. It has such a short life after you open it and since I have sensitive eyes, I don't try to use it it too long. I also need volumizing for my fine straight hair, so I look forward to trying the Caviar Volume Mist. Last time I tried one of their samples I wasn't crazy about it though. I absolutely love the Glam Glow brand, so I'm excited about trying their moisturizer. If you enjoy their line of products also, be sure to get on their email list because they have sales and coupons. I bought a $32 full sized cleanser for only $19 during one such sale and it had free shipping. Bargain!
I'm quite pleased with this month's box even though it has one of the lower retail values that I have received so far. It's not always about the value, but whether or not they are products I want to sample and brands I enjoy.
Check out my Play! by Sephora Pinterest Board to see what I have received in my previous boxes. Also, check out my Subscription Box Pinterest Board to see what other boxes I've subscribed to over the years. Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway before you go.
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