Play! by Sephora – May 2017 Unboxing

Hi, guys! Todays post is all about Play!. This months box is extra special because May marks the second year of Play!. I have to say, the past few months have been a little hit or miss but Mays box is amazing, I’m really happy with it.

Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty box, it retails for $10 USD. Currently, it is only offered in the US. In each box, you will receive 5 deluxe samples (haircare, skincare, makeup) and one bonus sample (typically a perfume). You will with also receive a drawstring bag, a pamphlet explaining the products you’ve received, and a 50 point Play! a pass which can be redeemed in-store with a full-size purchase (and this month online!).

Click here to learn more about Play!.

THE BAG:

PAMPHLET:

 

THE PRODUCTS:

SEPHORA COLLECTION – Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying, $10 USD for 1.0 oz/ 30 mL (standard size).

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From Sephora.com:

“What it is:
A mud mask featuring zinc and copper to cleanse and purify the skin—aka your skin’s BFF when it needs a detox.

What it does:
Made with zinc, copper, and white clay, this mud mask cleanses and purifies pores, absorbs excess sebum, and reduces the appearance of blemishes without overdrying. Skin is left clean, matte, and soft after each use.

Tip:
Use this over your entire face or as a spot treatment.”

I’m so excited to try this out! With summer around the corner, my skin wants to be oily so this will be perfect. I’ve been really curious about Sephora Collection’s skincare too. The container looks like you don’t receive much product but it’s actually a good amount.

Bumble and bumble – Thickening Spray, $30 USD for 8 oz/ 250 mL (standard size).

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From Sephora.com:

“What it is:
A setting spray that offers a moderate hold for all hair types.

What it does:
This spray lifts and holds all hair types—thin, thick, straight, or curly. Use it for blow-drying, setting, protecting from heat, adding volume, lifting, controlling, and finishing any style. Pair this must-have formula with Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner for a little more heft.”

My least favorite product of this month. I don’t really blow dry my hair and the scent is awful. It smells like alcohol, Juicy Fruit gum and a hint of jelly beans.

Benefit Cosmetics – The POREfessional Face Primer, $31.00 USD 0.75 oz/ 21 g (standard size).

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From Sephora.com:

“What it does:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!

What else you need to know:
The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.”

I’ve tried this primer before and I like it, so I’m glad to have a mini.

Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner in Trooper – satin black, $20.00 USD for 0.19 oz/ 0.55 mL.

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From Sephora.com:

“What it is:
A liquid eyeliner with an innovative brush tip for effortless, precise application.

What it does:
Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

What else you need to know:
Tattoo Liner is completely free of animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals. The Trooper shade is an Allure Reader’s Choice award winner.”

I was so excited to see this in my box! I’ve received this from Play! before and it’s my favorite eyeliner. I don’t wear liner enough to buy a full size so I’m so happy that I got this mini.

BECCA – Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop – soft white gold w/ pinky peach undertones, $19.00 USD for 0.085 oz/ 2.40 g (mini size).

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From Sephora.com:

What it is:
An award-winning highlighting powder with an ultra-buttery texture that melts into skin for the ultimate high-impact glow.

What it does:
This enhanced lineup of BECCA’s iconic highlighter features an unparalleled shade range that caters to all skin tones.

This one-of-a-kind formula is enriched with ultra-fine, multitoned, luminescent pearls that adjust to your skin’s undertones and amplify your natural radiance. Unlike traditional pressed powders, this unique formula blends pigments with liquids, creating a creamy feel that applies seamlessly and never cakes. Inspired by the dazzling light of the midday sun, the result is a high-impact, elegant finish that doesn’t look glittery.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates”

 

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I can’t believe I got this! So many people love this highlighter and it’s one of the bestsellers at Sephora. I love Jaclyn Hill who originally made this highlighter with Becca so I have really high hopes! Also, how amazing is the packaging? It is so sturdy and has a mirror. If you look at the back of the highlighter (picture above), it lists the size as being 0.085 Oz, that size retails at Sephora for $19.00 USD. That’s crazy! definitely one of the best values I’ve seen in a Play! box.

 

Viktor & Rolf – Flowerbomb, $85.00 USD for 1 oz/ 30 mL Eau de Parfum Spray

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From Sephora.com:

“Fragrance Family:
Warm & Spicy

Scent Type:
Warm & Sweet Gourmands

Key Notes:
Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Patchouli

About:
An explosion of flowers, Flowerbomb opens with subtle traces of bergamot and mandarin, leading to a heart of an exquisite floral explosion, comprised of sambac jasmine, freesia, centifolia rose, and osmanthus. Deep amber, woody, and patchouli notes combine with warm vanilla and praline notes to complete a truly addictive fragrance. Wear it for a night out on the town with the girls, a romantic dinner, a spontaneous adventure with no definite destination. Flowerbomb ensures you’ll leave a trail of allure wherever you go.”

This months bonus item. The scent is okay, I’m not crazy about it but I don’t dislike it. Just not my thing.

SWATCHES:

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That’s everything in Mays box! I really love this box. What do you guys think about this months box? Have you tried any of these items?  Let me know in the comments! Stay tuned for a follow-up review of these items 🙂

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