Sephora Play September 2017 Unboxing

The best part of being back in the U.S. is hands down the beauty subscription services. I live for my beauty subscriptions. They really just push you to try new different products you’ve never heard of, or even give you deluxe samples of products you’ve been lusting after for ages. I’ve yet to sign back up to Birchbox and Ipsy, I’m a little torn if I’m honest. But Sephora’s Play is always a must. I mean, it has a waitlist for god’s sake! Luckily my sister kept up with the subscription, and now I’m finally back! Let’s see if this month’s bag lived up the months’ long suspense….

Spoiler alert: it didn’t.

Let’s start with the most exciting product to me. I know Devacurl  is a brand that’s been loved for a while, but honestly I’ve just never been intrigued. I’ve said it a million times, I’ll say it again, I’m not big on hair products. But, as I also always say, the one hair product I do get excited for is hair masks. This Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask promises to cater to curly or wavy hair and infuse it with moisture for frizz-free hair. That pretty much ticks all of my boxes, so I’m excited to test this out. I also appreciate that it’s a pretty big deluxe sample!

More hair products. Yay. Ok, ok, to be honest I will say that oils come second to hair masks for me. I do tend to try out a few different ones and I don’t go a wash without following up with an oil. I will also say that I was recently eyeing this one up. My hair is a frizz monster, and so anything that promises to help works for me. The Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil is an exciting product for me to try, but a foil packet? Really, Sephora?

Stay with me for one more relatively exciting product! It’s also most satisfying when you get luxury products in these subscriptions, you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth and that’s exciting. Now, I tend to stick to my holy grail face moisturizers and not experiment much, but recently I’ve been in the market to try out some new ones. This Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream sounds amazing. It’s just a simple anti-aging day cream that’s packed with antioxidants. Super eager to try this out, also again I love the size of the sample!

Dun dun dunnnnnn, the disappointment begins. I don’t do brows. I just don’t. I probably should, but I don’t. Now I suppose a brow gel is something I could easily factor into my routine, but I already have so many of these! The Benefit Gimme Brow samples must be overflowing everywhere, because I have gotten so many samples of this with many subscription boxes as well as just as an sample with purchases! Over it.

Look, I’m very picky with my lip products. I’m either going to go for a matte lip or a glossy one. Satin does not do it for me. This is why I don’t tend to like lipsticks, I just don’t like the finish they give my lips. It’s a strange personal pet peeve. Now, I’ve gotten the Ciate Liquid Velvets before, and while the shade range is really pretty the formula just doesn’t do it for me. I especially don’t like a red lip in any formula other than super super matte. That’s just me!

At this point Sephora is just playing me. Really? Look, this bag may have been full of wonderment for someone else. But personally, it’s like they noted everything I DON’T like and threw it in here. This Sephora Contour Eye Pencil just does nothing for me. I’m not big on pencil eyeliners, and I have my solid black options for tightlining. I’m not looking to add any more to my collection, it just doesn’t excite me at all.

Ok, ok, the bashing sesh is over. Sorry for such a negative post, trust me I’m as disappointed as you. This especially sucks considering how amazing the bags have been all these months that my sister has been getting them. Last month’s came a little late and I got to play with it and honestly it was amazing- let me know if you’d be interested in seeing an unbaging of that- I could even include reviews since I’ve had the chance to play with them!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m sorry you didn’t love the box this month. I personally haven’t been wowed by the Sephora Play subscription so I’ve held off on getting it but I hope you get a better box next month! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  2. stashy says:

    I’ve never subscribed to any beauty boxes just because I know that likely 80% of the things I receive will end up unused. I do get tempted when I see some of the goodies people receive… but at the end of the day I’ll save my $10 per month and just go buy that one thing I really want instead.
    Hey, at least Sephora didn’t insult you by putting in a perfume sample! 😛

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  3. Tigritsa says:

    I would have been disappointed by this box as well. Normally I think this subscription looks so great! Even when the sizes are pretty tiny sometimes, at least you know it’s because it’s such an expensive product. I’m the same where hair products don’t really excite me but I also can’t say no to a product that promises to tame my frizz! Unfortunately none of them really do. XD I never do my brows either and I always get brow samples. It’s like someone is trying to tell me something lol.

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  4. MissM says:

    I stopped subscribing to Ipsy too 😡 as I feel your pain with the Lip Satin. It’s like give me full matte power or go home! 😂

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  5. Britney says:

    I thought all of these products looked intriguing until it got to the brow gel as well. I also don’t do much with my brows, although I should because mine aren’t decent looking. However, I really don’t know much of what to do with them because I generally have always just left them natural. Of course now we’re in that age where over the top brows are super trendy, so I feel like mine look extra bad. lol

    I’m fine with satin lips, but that shade of red is not my cup of tea either. I would probably be mad if I got it. I subscribe to ipsy, and they send me red shades a lot, which I hate.

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Haha I feel the exact same, like my eyebrows definitely need the help but I just wouldn’t know where to begin honestly! And I feel like not doing them always leaves my makeup looking unpolished but oh well, just have to live with it haha.

      Thank you so much for reading Britney! xx

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