Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Play! by Sephora Subscription Box Review - May 2017

The Rising Stars

This is a review of a monthly cosmetics subscription box called Play! by Sephora. Each month six samples are sent along with a cosmetic bag for $10 including shipping and handling. The retail value of this box is approximately $42.78. The highlight stick didn't indicate it's size, so I guessed it's 1/4 of the full size. Included in this month's box were the following products:
  1. trèStiQue - Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick, made in the USA, $8.50 approximate retail value 
  2. Nudestix - Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone, made in Germany, 2.5 g, $21.42 retail value
  3. belif - Hungarian Water Essence, made in Korea, .33 fl. oz., $5.47 retail value
  4. Rahua - Omega 9 Hair Mask, made in USA, 2 ml $0.58 retail value
  5. Tocca - Stella Eau de Parfum spray, made in USA, .05 fl. oz., $2.11 retail value
  6. Tatcha - One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, made in Japan, .5 fl. oz., $4.70 retail value
I have tried the Tatcha line before and I enjoyed it. The cleansing oil I save for makeup removal. It's good at getting the makeup off without damaging or irritating the skin. I would only buy it in a set to save money. It too expensive to purchase individually. The hair mask and the highlight stick arrived damaged. The mask leaked in the box and the highlight stick broke at the end. I managed to push it back in, but it will probably fall out again. The reviews on the hair mask are mixed. Many say that it smells awful and for some it either made their hair soft, dry or oily. I applied just a dab of it on my hand and it smells just like Vicks Vapor Rub. Not a scent you would enjoy in a hair mask! It also made my skin itch so I washed it off right away. The Nudestix lip color is the worst product I have ever tried! It's difficult to apply since it's so dry and it's an awful dark brown color. It made my lips unbearably dry so much so that I immediately removed it only to find out that it is difficult to remove. Awful, so awful! There are so many brands of highlighters, do we really need anymore! I prefer a powder highlighter than a stick because I feel it looks more natural and it's easy to blend. The Stella perfume is ok, but not a scent I would purchase. It's described as blood orange, white freesia and sandalwood. The Water Essence has a gel consistency that left a sticky feeling, not a fan.

This was my least favorite Play! by Sephora box. The only product I like is the Tatcha cleanser. If you received one this month, did you like the samples you received? If you haven't subscribed to this box, what's keeping you from doing so?

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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