October 2016 Sephora PLAY! - The Cool Cut
I have been taking a break from beauty boxes for a while, but when spots opened up for Sephora's PLAY! box (yes, I'm always going to write that in all-caps with an exclamation point), I decided to sign up.
It's $10 per month, and you get a bunch of deluxe samples that would normally cost you 100 Beauty Insider points each. For those of you who don't know, every time Beauty Insiders spend a dollar at Sephora, they get one point, and you can save up the points to redeem for samples, beauty sets, etc., so essentially, it's as if each item in this box is the result of $100 spent. An entire box for $10? Okay, I'll bite.
This was my first box, so I was excited to see what I would get. In case you haven't noticed, I've been buying/using less makeup as of late, so this is a good way for me to try new stuff (high end stuff!) for really cheap.
This month's theme was "The Cool Cut," which is about up-and-coming awesomeness, and there was a nice variety of products. I've only tried out one thing so far, but here's what I got.
First off, all the products are in this cute little drawstring bag, and you might notice that there are no foam peanuts or paper worms or anything like that. THANK YOU, SEPHORA. In the first picture above, there's a fold-out insert detailing the products (as well as instructions for use! Thank you, again!!), and a little pass that gets you a free one-on-one session (and 50 extra BI points if you buy something) if you bring it into your store.
Overall, I'm really happy with this box - I got some interesting things I want to try (that could lead to full-size purchases), like the skincare stuff. The lip products, I'm glad to have because I will probably never actually use them up, and I probably would never have bought them full-sized, so at least I get to try them, and they will last me a long time. The only thing that is kind of useless for me is the perfume, but perfume comes in every box, so *shrug* Overall, well worth the $10.
Okay, Sephora PLAY!, you will live to see another month :)