Monday, April 9, 2018

Play! by Sephora - June 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.


If you looked directly at that pink/purple lipstick, I did the same.



What exactly is a Summer State of Mind? My mindset all Summer long is 'Ugh, hot. Ugh, humid. Ugh, does the sun ever go down?'


Info card/sheet of paper.


Yves Saint Laurent Parfum (Black Opium) (Sample) - Don't you hate finding a perfume you love and then it ends up being so expensive that you know you'll never buy a full-size bottle? Instead, I'll just limit my usage with this bottle (or buy that sampler because this is included). I love this scent and definitely would wear it all the time. 

Benefit POREfessional Face Primer ($4.13) - This is my favorite primer so having it in a bag is always accepted. I haven't found one that works better, and I've tried, but it doesn't fill my pores 100% but it does what I need it to.

IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel ($2.90) - I don't usually use hair gels but I do like to put a bit of this on the ends of my hair after I've straightened it. It doesn't make my hair get crunchy and it adds a bit of moisture and staying power.


Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (K-Dub) ($9.09) - This lip color is way too bright for me to ever wear. I like the formula (a little on the drying side but not the worst I've ever tried) but I refused to open this to swatch because I knew I'd never wear it. 

OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil ($2.99) - Two hair products in one box is a bit much, but this is one of my favorite oils to add to the lower half of my hair for shine (and a bit of weight to keep it from getting fluffy). 

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer ($5.60) - First Aid Beauty is one of those brands that I keep meaning to try more of their products but just keep forgetting to do so. I use the crap out of their moisturizer but the only other product I have tried was in the wrong shade. This primer didn't do anything amazing but also didn't create weird blobs, so it's a win. 


This bag was valued at $24.71, double the cost of the bag. I didn't like the overlap of oils and primers, it seems like a bit of a miss. The products were good but definitely not the best bag I've had.

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