Off the Waitlist: My First Play By Sephora Beauty Box
Last month I heard about a new travel size beauty box, Play! by Sephora, and jumped on the waitlist. A few weeks later I got the option to subscribe for the May Sephora Play box and it finally came in!
Play! by Sephora started last fall in a few select markets — Boston, Columbus, and Cincinnati — and opened up the waitlist nationwide in April. Tip: if you do get an invite off the waitlist, jump on it as slots go fast and not everybody is getting in.
I’m glad I did. For $10 I got 8 samples curated to a Force of Nature theme with a cute little bag.
Of course there just had to be a fragrance. But if it had to be a fragrance, at least the Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine ($120) is more along the lines of what I would wear.
Love love love, the tiny Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick ($26) made with 12 edible oils. The Kimchi color is a little bold for me, but I might buy the Meringue version, and it is truly small enough to fit in a pocket without creating a bump.
The Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram ($18) in a natural, brownish color is of much more immediate use.
I was sooooo excited to see the tube of Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial ($48) which brightens and moisturizes. Perfect during or after a long flight!
Also happy to see the Origins trio. The Maskimizer Skin Optimizing Mask Primer ($22) that preps your face for the best mask results and then a Clear Improvement active charcoal mask ($4) and Drink Up Intensive overnight mask ($4) to test it out.
And it never hurts to have more hydrating hair treatments with summer coming on. In this case it’s Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask.
PLAY! by Sephora Rewards Program
Subscribing to Play! by Sephora earns 10 VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) points per box with no surveys to fill out. VIB points can be used for select beauty product redemptions and count towards “elite” status.
So far it doesn’t look like there’s any kind of refer-a-friend program.
Getting 8 samples makes this an incredible value! The masks alone are worth more than $10. Hard to say based on one box, but I’d also say the products and brands are a little higher end than other options at this price point — Birchbox, Walmart, and Target. Probably just as appealing as Glossybox’s $21 selection, though only time will tell if Sephora’s beauty box also includes full size samples.
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