This was my very first Sephora Play bag. Once I finally got off of the waitlist I got to see what all of the hype was about. Before we see if it was worth riding the waitlist for, let’s go over a few quick facts about Sephora Play:
- The bags are $10.00 a month Plus whatever the tax is for your state.
- Each bag comes with a Play! pass that can be redeemed for 50 extra beauty insider points when you make a purchase in store.
- Subscribers receive 5 deluxe samples of beauty, skin, and hair care, as well as a bonus sample of perfume.
Now let’s get down to business. As I mentioned earlier, I was on the wait list for some time. I’m not the type to really mind though. My general feeling is there are tons of other boxes I could try in the meantime. When I got the bag I was overjoyed with just how cute it was! I Unboxed it on my Snapchat like I always do (my Snapchat is poisonedannie). I’ll admit the excitement wore off when I discovered I only had one beauty item. I pressed on though because I just knew there was more to this bag than I was noticing.
The first item I tried was the Miu Miu L’eau Bleue perfume. It has notes of lily of the valley, wild rose, and akigalawood. It wasn’t for me. It smells like a bingo hall. It would be OK if it reminded me of my grandma instead of just grandmas in general. My gam smelled like wicker and old books in case you were wondering ( I miss her a lot). I never put this on because I knew it would just bother me all day. I’m sure some people really like the smell of this, but it’s a no for me. Personal reasons I guess.
Next up was this cloud cream. I used it as a moisturizer before putting on makeup. I have to say, I Really like this! At first I thought Peter Thomas Roth was just an over hyped brand but I can’t get over the fact that this leaves my skin tingling (am I the only one who loves that?), plus it didn’t clog my pores!
Up next on the docket is this Smash box primer. I’m gonna be honest, this just felt a little like a cop out. I feel like this particular primer is so common in subscription boxes. I just got this in a full size in March’s Boxycharm. I kind of see it everywhere. Still, fair is fair and this is a good primer so I shouldn’t be so whiny about it. I just wish that smash box would offer up a different type of primer if they’re going to let one be included in subscription services. I’d love to try the others.
Finally we have the Philosophy Purity face cleanser. I said on Snapchat that this stuff smells like soap and frosting, and I stand by those words. It’s less fragrant on your face though, so if scents aren’t your thing, you don’t really have to worry about that here. I really like this little bottle of good. It makes your skin really soft and I now use it every night before bed.
I have to say, I was surprised. I started off underwhelmed and wound up convinced I need the full size of Most of this stuff. I thought I really wanted makeup, but I’m actually greatful I got more skin care. I guess sometimes when we think of beauty, we forget there’s more to it than cosmetics. This bag taught me a lesson, and I’m glad it did.
Until Next We Meet,