Play! by Sephora – July 2018 Unboxing

Hi, guys!! Welcome back or welcome to the blog. I hope you all are doing well! Today we are talking about the highlight of my month, also known as Play! by Sephora. Here are each of the items I got this month and a little more about Play!.

If you haven’t heard of Play! before… Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty box, it retails for $10 USD. Currently, it is only offered in the USA. In each box, you will receive 5 deluxe samples (haircare, skincare, makeup, etc) 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.


Click here to learn more about Play! by Sephora.

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Each product is free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.

tarte – Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty, $29.00 USD



“What it is:
An award-winning powder blush with long-wearing Amazonian clay, so pigment looks freshly applied all day.

What it does:
This super soft, silky powder contains true-color mineral pigments that let you layer on your glow with no harsh lines or chalky build-up. tarte’s signature Amazonian clay helps control oil and infuse moisture for balanced skin and seamless blending. The magnetized pan lets you pop your favorite shade from its compact to create a custom palette.”

I really love tarte blushes so I was happy to see this in my box, I already have this shade so I’ll most likely be giving this to my mom. Paaarty was the shade in 2017’s tarte birthday gift, for Sephora Beauty Insiders.

Swatch is at the end of this post.

tarte – Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea™, $25.00 USD



“What it is:
A daily brightening face cleanser and waterproof makeup remover.

What it is formulated to do:
– Hypoallergenic and vegan face wash
– Removes excess oil, impurities, and waterproof makeup
– Leaves skin super-soft and hydrated
– Formulated with lavender, vitamin C, and antioxidant-rich algae
– Sulfate- and artificial fragrance-free”

I’ve tried a sample of this before (not from Play!) and I recall liking it, so I’m excited to try it again. I do wish it was safe to use on the eyes, but it’s not a biggie.

tarte – Color Splash Lipstick – Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection in Salt Lyfe (mauve gray), $21.00 USD



“What it is:
A long-wearing, moisture-rich, full-coverage lipstick in an array of creamy shades.

What it does:
Color Splash Lipstick is hydrating, pigmented, long-wearing, and delivers full-coverage color. It conditions lips while coating them in intense pigment that won’t feather or bleed. It’s formulated with antioxidant-rich algae to help lips look firmer, fuller, and smoother.”

I’m a sucker for a good lipstick, I think I’m most excited for this item. Play! sent this lipstick in a different shade a year or so ago. It’s become one of my holy grails so I have high hopes that this lipstick is similar.

Swatch is at the end of this post.

Drunk Elephant – Protini™ Polypeptide Cream, $68.00 USD



“What it is:
A breakthrough protein moisturizer that combines an unprecedented array and concentration of actives for improvement in the appearance of skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.

Solutions for:
– Loss of firmness and elasticity
– Dryness
– Dullness and uneven texture”

I’ve always wanted to try more products from Drunk Elephant so I’m really excited to see this moisturizer in this months box. My skin hasn’t been terribly dry lately, but my texture could always use improvement.

Briogeo – Blossom & Bloom™ Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Spray, $20.00 USD



“What it is:
A dual-action spray that immediately creates fuller-looking hair and visibly enhances strand’s thickness over time.

Key benefits:
– Immediately adds volume
– Encourages long-term growth
– Extends time between washes”

I’ve tried a couple Briogeo products in the past and I really loved them, so I can’t wait to try this! This smells really good as well.


boscia – MATCHA Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask $38.00 USD



“What it is:
An antioxidant magic-maker that feeds your skin a multitude of skin health benefits including reducing redness and inflammation caused by environmental free radical damage—detoxifying, decongesting, and de-stressing your skin with the antioxidant power of matcha green tea.

Solutions for:
– Oiliness
– Redness”

I’m extremely excited to use this mask. My main skin ‘concern’ is my redness. I don’t have rosacea, but I have redness similar to rosacea. I’m happy to try anything that will help. I hope they start sending more samples like these.




Overall, I’m pretty happy with this months box! I’m surprised they did three products from one brand, but it’s a brand I usually like so I’m cool with it. I do like more variety though. What do you think of Play! and this months box? Have you tried any of these items? Let me know in the comments and thanks for reading!

Play! by Sephora – June 2018 Review | Play! by Sephora – June 2018 Unboxing


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