Effortless Summer: my first Play! by Sephora box

Hi guys! If you read my post about this month’s Boxycharm, you may remember hearing that I received my first Play! by Sephora box, and well, here it is! I couldn’t wait to open the box and photograph the goodies in it — I had a vague idea of what to expect but I was excited and surprised nevertheless!

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The theme this month is Effortless Summer; “warm weather essentials and sunny standouts” make for a box with great and varied products. We received five products, plus a perfume sample, and apparently, this month’s box was the first one to send out two versions depending on the skin type you had! People with oily skin (like yours truly) received the products you see above, while people with dry skin received a different cleanser and primer. How cool is that? That’s the first time I’ve seen a beauty box do that in my 2+ years of being subscribed to various ones.

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First up, I received a deluxe sample of the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil medium/deep matte bronzer. This is going straight into the giveaway pile, because a) I don’t use bronzer, b) this will be waaaay too dark for me!

Next up is the blotterazzi by beautyblender, which is basically a reusable blotting sponge and actually sounds really interesting! I’ll definitely be giving this a try. We also got a deluxe sample of the Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer and a sample of the Citrine perfume by NEST.

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And over here on the second half of the box, we have the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser, which sounds INCREDIBLE and just like what my skin needs, ad the Ouai Wave Spray, which okay, I will probably never use and pass on to someone who will appreciate it more than I would.

Aaaaand that would be all for my first ever Play! by Sephora box! All together, I would say this is definitely better than some of the Birchbox boxes (?) I received and definitely better as far as sizes and value than the ipsy bags, so I’m not at all disappointed! Can’t wait for my next box!



3 thoughts on “Effortless Summer: my first Play! by Sephora box

  1. I really have to try this subscription box! Looks amazing even for the price! Also, please check out my latest post when you get the chance, it’d mean a lot xx


  2. That’s a really great box!!! I’ve always wanted to try most of the things in there, I’m kind of sad I’m not subscribed! That wave spray brand is supposed to be AMAZING!!!

    That’s actually my daily bronzer and I’m a bit more fair than you, so if you did want to try bronzer, I don’t think would be too dark! That trial size has lasted me over a year with daily use and I still haven’t hit pan.


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