Saturday, May 21, 2016

Play! by Sephora Subscription Box Review - May 2016

The Forces of Nature - Earth to Beauty

This is a review of my first box from a new monthly subscription box from Sephora called Play! by Sephora for only $10 including shipping. The retail value of the May box is $35.21, bargain! The first subscribers were chosen by Sephora based on their location. They finally opened the waiting list after many anxious months of waiting. Included in May's box were the following products:
  1. Origins - Maskimizer, Clear Improvement Mask and Drink Up Intensive Mask, .05 fl. oz., .1 fl. oz, .1 fl. oz., $.34, $.76, $.76 retail value
  2. Tarte - Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram, .04 grams, $1.80 value
  3. Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguine, .05 fl. oz. approximate, $1.81
  4. Korres - Wild Rose Sleeping Facial, .34 fl. oz., $12.08 value
  5. Bite Beauty - Amuse Bouche in Kimchi Lipstick, .05 fl. oz., $8.66 value
  6. Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, 1 oz, $9 value
  7. Beauty Insider Points - 50 points if you visit a Sephora store & make a purchase with your Play! Pass card (100 points is worth one deluxe sample)
  8. Cosmetics Bag - black ribbon drawstring bag that says "Let's beauty together"
I love the Origins brand and I already have a deluxe sample of the Clear Improvement Mask which is made with charcoal. Charcoal masks are very popular right now and they work very well. I love using them and their results. This one deeply purifies, draws out impurities and unclogs pores. The Drink Up Intensive Mask is an overnight mask which is suppose to be hydrating. The Maskimizer is a mist to use prior to applying masks to optimize the mask experience. It's made of marine algae complex, interesting. The Tarte Lip Crayon is for priming and lining which has Vitamin E and mineral pigments for long lasting color and to help sooth the skin. It's really narrow, I shall give it a try soon. I don't usually take the time to line my lips nor want to spend more money when I can just use the lipstick on it's own. I've received a sample of Atelier Cologne from Sephora before and while it's pleasant it's not my cup of tea. Notes are blood orange, bitter orange, jasmine, amber woods, tonka beans and sandalwood. It smells masculine to me so I'm not a fan. It must be the amber woods and tonic beans that I don't like since I like the rest of the notes. The Korres Sleeping Facial is a lightweight overnight facial treatment that melts into the skin to brighten and moisturize with wild rose oil. It includes Vitamin C for helping even skin tone and visibly improve fine lines and it's made in Greece. It smells so good, love it. I really like the Korres line since I find it to be a high quality brand. I look forward to trying the mask tonight, if I can remember. I've always wanted to try Bite Beauty Lipstick since so many ladies rave about it. It's made with natural food grade and organic ingredients which makes total sense since some of the lipstick lands up in your mouth. I wish all lipsticks were healthy like this one. This particular one has coconut oil which has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties. Also, it has pomegranate oil to moisturize and protect from environmental damage with antioxidants. It feels very moisturizing and it's a bright fuchsia color. It has just a bit of shine, it's not glossy nor matte. I've never heard of the Briogeo brand before. I look forward to trying it. It has argan oil and avocado oil and argan oil is very popular these days. I recently saw a tv show that explained how argan oil is made and I was shocked. This type of tree is only found in Morocco and they allow many goats to climb them and eat the nuts. After the goat processes it and defacates they retrieve the nuts and process it!?! Yep, crazy, eh! Check out this video from CBS Sunday Morning, one of my favorite tv shows:

Quite strange, eh?!? One would think this was an April Fools' joke, but it's not. Yeah, I love argan oil, but now each time I use it I think of this video. Check out this video from Sephora which tells you all about the products in the May box:

I'm really enjoying my first box from Sephora and I'm certainly looking forward to receiving the next one. I think their box has the best value since they only include premium brands. I love shopping at Sephora, do you? Check out my Subscription Box Pinterest Board to see what other subscription boxes I've subscribed to. Simply click on the photo of the one that interests you and it will take you to the matching blog post to find out all about it. Also, don't forget to enter my current giveaway which is usually found in my list of top ten posts over on the right side of this blog or click here.

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