July Sephora Play! Subscription Box

The Sephora Play! Subscription Box is fairly new. Somewhere around a year or so it’s been out. It’s hit or miss for me and while that normally would have me cancel the subscription to anyone else, it’s Sephora and only $10 so I keep subscribing. For more details on subscription boxes go to the link in my Bookmarks tab at the top of the blog.

July’s theme is Good Beauty Vibes. Set your out-of-office message now: this month’s selection of summer savers and super-nurturing skincare is made for indulging-anytime, anywhere. It comes with a cute little pink gingham bag with red details. I will say the Sephora Play! bags are good. They’re fun and usually pretty well made.

Inside is:

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Ultra-light leave-in conditioning spray delivers non-greasy moisture without weighing hair down.

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara Long-wearing mascara visibly thickens, curls, and lifts lashes with a carbon black formula.

Fresh Rose Face Mask Hydrating and toning gel mask refreshes tired, dull skin with a calming infusion of pure rosewater and rose petals.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick in Set Sail Long-lasting yet moisture-rich lipstick softens and smooths lips while providing full-coverage color.

Caudalie Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum Highly concentrated pollution protection serum reveals a youthful glow while helping to visibly smooth fine lines.

Clean Reserve Sueded Oud This creamy and sophisticated scent puts a new twist on a traditional, heavy oud fragrance with its light, fresh notes.

Front of Brochure:

More product details on inside of brochure:

This month was leaps better than last month for me. I always get Bobbi Brown Smokey Mascara as samples so it’s nice to be able to try a different formula from them. I haven’t been able to test it yet as I had two other open samples to use up first. I’ve been using Fresh Rose Face Mask for ten years or so. It’s good. I talked about it some here. I already have a big size of the Briogeo Rosarco Milk. I love it, it’s a light milky hydrator. I use it on weekends and after coloring my hair. Review here.

Tarte is always hit or miss for me. I like some of it, some of it I don’t. I’m fascinated by the whole Rainforest of the Sea line but none of it has really been wow for me. I do like the eyeshadow palette, the first one. I wish it was listed as singles as half that palette I didn’t touch. Some of the shades were fabulous. This is a full coverage creamy lipstick with a stain finish. The shade Set Sail is a neutral medium browned rose. It’s described as a dark nude. It’s a pretty color that will look good on and be popular with many. It’s a bit too dark for my tastes. I like the light nude pinks. Not medium or dark, nor pale. It’s a nice formula though, just not my shade.

I like Caudalie products. This sample is huge at 10ml. Most sample serums are in the 3-5ml range. So that’s a big bonus for this box. I haven’t gotten to use it yet as samples get thrown in rotation depending where I am at testing other stuff. The Clean Reserve Sueded Oud surprised me. I normally don’t like oud. Too deep and woody. This one is light and fresh. It has a bit of sweet to it which helps balance the oud. It’s daytime appropriate which most ouds aren’t. Notes: Incense Oil, Blue Cypress, Birchwood, Red Pimento, Honeysuckle, Temple Oud, Night Blooming Jasmine, White Magnolia, Fir Balsam, Sarcocaulon, Soft Suede, Gold Patchouli, Black Amber, Praline, Skin Musk, Olibanum Tears.

Check back on my future samples & empties posts for more details on some of these items after I finish using them. 

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