Play! by Sephora - July 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample (or some other sample sized product), all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points card with in-store purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora reviews.


That's a lot of pink and hot pink/red in that bag.



Glamp out? As long as it doesn't involve camping.


Info card.


Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Condition Spray ($3.00) - Briogeo is my go-to when I want to buy new hair care products, specifically the 'after wash' products. By that, I mean deep conditioners, leave-in conditioner, etc. The products are amazing and I always see positive results when I use them! 

Caudalie Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum ($17.33) - I'm not sure what this product is supposed to do. It says in the title that it's for wrinkles but the description also mentions being a shield against pollution and sun exposure, so I wasn't really sure where to work this into my skincare routine. 


Fresh Rose Face Mask ($9.39) - If you didn't see my IG stories from last week, I was wearing this and I definitely felt the results. My face felt super hydrated, but in a plump and full way, and stayed that way for a few days after. I was flabbergasted at the cost for a full-sized container, so I'll just keep saving this as long as I can!

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick (Set Sail) ($6.13) - This is described as a dark nude, which I would describe as mostly accurate. It's not very dark in my opinion but I can see how they might think of this as a nude pink. It's a nice formula but is very much a traditional lipstick rather than a liquid lipstick because it does transfer and does wear off fairly easily.


Bobbi Brown Eye-Opening Mascara ($10.34) - The Bobbi Brown No-Smudge Mascara is one of my favorites as a glasses wearer (nice volume and a bit of length without your lashes actually hitting your glasses) so I was excited to see this in the bag. This isn't quite to the level of the other one but it's still a good mascara. I don't really need a lot of lengthening but I do need some curl, which this did a decent job of doing for being a sample but not as much if I had paid full price.

Clean Reserve Sueded Oud (Sample) - Clean is one of those brands that I see everywhere and never know which scent is the perfect fit for me. This blend just had too many things going on at once that I couldn't figure out if I loved it or just thought it was okay.


tarte Set Sail.


Overall, this bag was valued at $46.19. I liked the majority of the products and I found a new love, so overall it was a win for the month.

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!


Kiersten Faythe
Kiersten Faythe

A lifestyle blog focusing on makeup, subscription boxes, and nail polish.