Play! by Sephora | October 2015

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I received my second box from Play! by Sephora last week. For those of you that are curious, Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription box for $10 a month that contains six samples every month. All of the samples are of products that you can purchase at Sephora. There was a waiting list when I signed up, and I got an email when the service became available to me. You can go to if you want to get on the list.

The theme of this box is Secrets to Dewy Skin. Let's take a look inside.

Fresh Black Tea Age-Dealy Instant Infusion Treatment Toner - is a moisturizing toner. Not too exciting, but I'll give it a try. I do like the Fresh brand as a whole. They use more natural ingredients than most brands.

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb - is a lightweight gel-cream. I haven't heard of this brand. Evidently, it's a Korean skincare brand. I like creams that are lightweight, so I'm happy to have a sample of this.

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Day Tint SPF15 - is a tinted moisturizer with spf15. It has very light coverage and gives me a bit of color, but I'm really light. This wouldn't work for darker skin tones. I feel like the spf15 is pointless. You really need about spf30, so I still have to apply my daily moisturizer before this. It's not a decent replacement for me. I do like it for minimal makeup days. I'm wearing it in the picture below without any concealer (except under my eyes) or setting powder. 

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser - is a purifying gel cleanser. I used it with the small konjac sponge that came with it, and my face felt super clean. I'm a fan of gel cleansers, and I like this one. I don't see the point in using a cleanser if your face doesn't feel clean afterwards.

Sephora Pearl Mask - is a sheet mask containing real white pearl. I was excited to give this a try, but I didn't really like how it felt on my skin after I removed the mask. I was expecting it to feel like a serum, but it was a little too heavy for my taste. It never really sank in to my skin. I used it in the morning, and I think I would have felt differently about it if I used it as a nighttime treatment. That's how I plan on using my other sheet masks. 

Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale - If Sephora is going to include small fragrance samples, then it should be from niche houses like Atelier Cologne and not something I can go smell anywhere. This particular fragrance is a bright citrus scent. Fragrances from Atelier Cologne are unisex, and I happen to think this one would smell better on my husband than me. I'm not a huge fan of citrus fragrances anyway, but I'm glad I got to give this one a try. My husband enjoys cologne samples, so it all works out.

Overall, I like this box, but it was far less exciting than last month's box. There were a couple of distinct misses in this box for me, and I'm not sure there were any true hits there either. The products that I do like aren't very exciting anyway. Like last month, there's a booklet with lots of helpful information about each product and a Play Pass that gives 50 extra beauty insider points with an in-store purchase. 

What do you think of this box? Let me know in the comments!

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