Play By Sephora August and July 2017

Today I received  my August Play by Sephora box strangely it’s too early this month.

If you are not  familiar with this subscription box here are some of the details.

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:Makeup Geek

Let me confess something ..whenever I have tried to post about this subscription I have been pulled into something , there have been fire alarms or some other emergencies have come up. But today before any issues come up let’s check what i recieved in my box.

This month’s bag seems quite nerdy cute and the leaflet with it explains all the abbreviation for the ingredients.
I am pretty excited about these first 2 products.

I have heard so much about this HourglassVanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick $7.36  As you can see in the swatch the  shade is pretty good match and the foundation feels creamy.

Beautyblender® micro.mini $9 I have used so many beauty blenders and this micro mini has been has on my list. Normally a full size would have 2 of these but one is also a good sample to try.

Lancer The Method: Polish $ 8.9- I have no idea about this  brand, had to go on sephora’s website  and read about it. Its described as the powerful anti aging exfoliator and seems pretty expensive.  Decent sample size. Love trying out new brands.

CLINIQUE Lash Building Primer and High Impact Mascara Duo $8 – This duo seems like a travel size. Never tried a mascara primer so something new to try. I love getting mascara samples since they expire so quickly I just feel a full size won’t to be completely utilised as compared to a sample.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Mini $12 – I think this is a repeat item but i have enjoyed this dry shampoo and it works perfectly  with my fine oily hair. I go through dry shampoo every month so this is going to be put to use right away. Great sample size.

DOLCE&GABBANALight Blue – The perfume sample which is actually a bonus item was something which I  love and own a full size. If you like something fresh , clean and light this is the fragrance.

Overall the august box is valued at  $45.26  which is pretty good value for $10 subscription and you also get beauty insider points for $10.  Certainly the best sephora play box in a while.

Now onto the July box since it arrived quite late  I am now sharing my thoughts.


Theme: Glam out 

So I was super excited to see the bareMineralsGEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag $8.7 But my excitement was short lived until i tried this lipstick ? or lipgloss. It doesn’t last on me for more than a hour. Also it’s not pigmented and can’t apply layers to make fully opaque. Takes forever to dry ..in fact it never dried. Oh and it was not even filled completely.

The shade was also a bit light for my preference.

I love the brand briogeo and this BriogeoRosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray $ 3  was really nice addition to my hair routine as it goes through so much heat .

MILK MAKEUPCooling Water $2  This was my first time trying out milk makeup. I enjoyed this cooling gel stick…the smallest sample. But my only con was it makes my face sticky after some time.

As I said earlier I love mascara samples and IT CosmeticsSuperhero™ Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara $12 hands down the best mascara i have ever used. Makes my lashes super long and adds so much drama.

BosciaCharcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment $11.4 – They are not joking its the most intense mask I have ever tried but in a good way. I must warn you once you apply the thinnest layer it  is going to give you a warming sensation. It makes me feel it’s working 🙂 Also an awesome generous sample size.

The perfume sample Atelier CologneOrange Sanguine Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume

was a repeat but i loved it. 

Overall  only 2 items worked for me. Kinda disappointed in this box but that’s why i feel beauty subscription great way to try new stuff Total value $37.1

Also a quick review of my June box since i never got to a full blog on this one …  The Kat von d liquid lipstick in k- dub(swatched below) was my favourite it looks intimidating but looks so good its my new summer favourite. 

Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional Face Primer smallest sample size, oldie but a goodie

OuaiRose Hair & Body Oil smells awesome,have been using this as a body oil absorbs so quickly.I might splurge on a fullsize

First Aid BeautyHello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer  did not layer well under makeup and maybe a tad bit oily for my skin. 

IGKRich Kid Coconut Oil Gel is not a right product for my fine hair. It may be a great one for someone else.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick K -Dub

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick K -Dub

Overall the june box was a mixed one not bad but not too impressive.

Play by Sephora does send out  variations of this box, so what did you get in your box ? Let me know in the comments below.

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Ketaki

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