Thursday, May 19, 2016

Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box

Last month I received my first Play! by Sephora Subscription Box (see the video unboxing of April's subscription by clicking here).

Yesterday I received my May 2016 Subscription box:

Bottom of the Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box
My box actually arrived a lot quicker than last month's delivery.  I believe the Houston floods kept mail in a holding pattern for a few days (my box only was in Carrollton, TX for a day or two this time compared to 4 days in April).

I immediately noticed that this box is smaller than the box delivered last month.  But good things come in smaller packages, right!?!?

Front of Play! by Sephora May 2016 Subscription Box 
Here I started to open the box:

First peek inside the box:

The Play! by Sephora "book" is not a book this time, but a folded pamphlet and the Play! by Sephora card is on the front instead of the back this time.  This little guide gives you a scoop on all the products inside.  (I don't want read the end of the book first, so I will wait to see the goodies inside before opening the "book")

I know there must be fragrance inside, as the box is lightly scented with something…

The products are inside this cute little bag!

 Here are the entire contents of the bag:

The cutest travel lip crayon is from tart and the color is Latergram.  It's a great neutral color and will go with everything so this little treat will be a new addition to my personal lipstick bag.

BITE Beauty provided Amuse Bouche in the color Kimchi.  This hot pink lipstick is adorably packaged, but I think the color would be better used in my makeup kit rather than in my personal stash. (I'll find a way to test the feel and color though…)

The Don't Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask was provided by Briogeo.  The Play! booklet describes the Argan oil as "a potent…." and upon opening the lid, a potent scent quickly found its way to my nostrils.  I am not a fan of fragrances and too much of any scent gives me a headache, so this little sample is going to go into my give-away stash.

Orgins provided a skin optimizing mask primer (Who knew we needed a mask primer?!?!?)  AND 2 masks for your skin - one to clear pores and one to hydrate overnight - now that one is intriguing.  I might just have to get primed and hydrated!

Next up is a Wild Rose Sleeping facial from KORRES.  Once you get near the little box, you can smell  roses.  I don't like strong fragrances and rose-scented products have always been a turn off for me.  This will be a good gift for someone out there...

Last, but not least, Atelier Cologne provided a sample of their Orange Sanguine Cologne.  The little fragrance vial is packaged inside a gift bag with a post card to describe it.  Two thumbs up on the packaging - the gift bag & postcard conjure up memories of summer vacations.  Unfortunately, the fragrance isn't for me, so someone will be getting this as well.

Over all, this month's unboxing was a little disappointing.

Last month's box felt like I was receiving a gift - complete with shred and a gift box that welcomed me to open it.  I started trying products right away.

This month I was a little less than wowed with the presentation, packaging and the products.  I only have one product I definitely use for personal use.  I have one new lipstick for my professional makeup kit.  I have one mask & primer that I might get around to trying at some point.  And I have 3 new items to add to my stash of goodies to give away.

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