Ipsy vs Play by Sephora September 2016

Good morning everyone …… here is a comparison of what i got in my September Ipsy Bag vs Play by Sephora ..i know its kinda late…but it’s better late than never right. Let’s get started

Before we head to the bag some info about the subscription.

Ipsy is monthly beauty and makeup subscription all for 10$ including shipping. Every month ipsy sends out four to five sample and deluxe size products with a makeup bag. There are different combinations of products depending upon your style profile.

When you subscribe for ipsy you need to answer the questionnaire which helps ipsy to decide the best combination of products.

Subscription: Ipsy

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : US and Canada



Ipsy Bag September 2016

The Ipsy Bag

Love the bag it has some girls printed metallic print. I only feel bad because the bag had  a chemical smell. It’s been almost a week the bag was kept in open and i can still smell it.



Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner

Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner – $2

Feels like a combo of dry shampoo and conditioner. Smells good and i like that it’s a good travel size. Certainly going to use in my upcoming travel.

belif cosmetics The True Cream – Moisturizing bomb- $7.6

I was so happy to see this item in my bag. I have tested this moisturizer as perk from sephora. I can use this sample for couple of weeks and the best part is that it’s not a foil packet.

BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow

BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow-$20

This blush is not really a blush for my skin tone but it works like highlighter as it’s so shimmering. It’s certainly full size item in fact when i checked  on BelláPierre Cosmetics website they sell 4g version and what i received was 6g.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme-$10

I was super excited for this lip injection but i must say this is not for me. It just doesn’t tingle but it burns . I tried this on my bare lips and omg it felt as if my lips were on fire. It’s certainly an expensive product. I am glad i got to try the sample first.

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Nail Polish in Holy Fuchsia

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Nail Polish in Holy Fuchsia $6

I have a love hate relationship with be a bombshell products. Most of the time the product works great but they have strange chemical smell which goes away but when you are applying them it will be noticed.This product  exactly falls in the same category great color,two coats and i was done. But the smell was too much for me.I wished they took care of this issue and i would certainly buy more products from them.

Now let’s move to Play by Sephora.

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme: The Unbasic Basics


The box includes PLAY Book which has the tips and tricks. Also don’t forget the pass you can use the pass for free tutorial and 50 extra  beauty insiders points on any in store purchase.

The play by Sephora bag

All the goodies are packed in this cute bag. I like to reuse these bags eg:  for hair ties ..you know how they disappear

SEPHORA COLLECTIONRouge Shine Lipstick Love Spell

SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Shine Lipstick Love Spell- $3.37

Have never tried these rouge shine lipsticks. The color is kind too pale for my skin tone but they are so hydrating and has that candy gum fragrance. I am not so mad at the fragrance,it fades away quickly so does the lipstick the lasting power is not that great needs to be reapplied but i love the hydration it gives.



Kat Von D Tattoo liner – Trooper $7

This is certainly a repeat offender,got this in my march 2016 play sephora bag. I am glad they included it in this bag since this one of my favourite eyeliners. The sample which I received earlier is now kind of started to dry out and was in need of new one. So yay …this eyeliner is a winner.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day® Night Cap Overnight Perfector

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day® Night Cap Overnight Perfector-$7

I love the living proof products but they are so expensive. So whenever i get a deluxe sample it makes the subscription so worth it .This one seems to be overnight mask,  pillow safe ..interesting to me ..will update on my instagram how it works.


Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation-$5.60

Another repeat offender from the  september 2015 box.But i would have liked if sephora would have checked if had tested this product earlier. I am not mad but the reason for these subscription box is to try out new things right???There is nothing wrong with the moisturizer I can get at least  3 weeks of use as you need very little.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel – Clear $6.68

I always wanted to try this brow gel and i must say it certainly worth the hype. Great sample size.



Atelier Cologne Collection Azur – Sud Magnolia

This is a bonus item and sephora does send out very expensive perfume samples. It smelled fresh and citrusy.

Ipsy September 2016

Ipsy September 2016


Play By Sephora September 2016

Value of Ipsy:$45.6

Value of Play of sephora:$29.65

Overall both subscription performed very well in fact the retail value of  Ipsy is much higher than play by sephora. Ipsy could have won this one but for the too faced lip injection which is a complete toss  and so Sephora is the clear winner 🙂

By the way both these subscriptions have variations so what did you get in your bag ? Let me know in the comments below. Also if you like to sign up for any of these subscriptions here is the link

Ipsy:Ipsy signup ( Referral Link)

Play by Sephora: Play by Sephora signup

Till next time….





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