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Sephora Play Box & A Giveaway

Sephora Play Box Review
In September I found out that Sephora would be rolling out their Play Subscription Box in a few test cities and Boston happened to be one of them, so I hopped onto the website and joined the wait list. Lucky for me, as of October I was off the wait list and my first box was on it's way to me! 
Sephora Play Box Review
October's  theme for the box was Secret's to Dewy Skin. I have to be honest, I'm not that into getting samples of facial products, I'd rather have actual makeup, but I was pleasantly surprised with the contents of the box! 
Sephora Play Box Review
There were brands I had never tried before like Dr. Jart+  and Belief - and there were others that I knew I was faithful to like Fresh
Sephora Play Box Review
The first item I was excited and ready to use was the sheet mask. I'd seen them all over beauty blogs, but had never tried it myself. It's safe to say this is the most awkward thing to have on your face. The result after 10 minutes was amazing - my skin was glowing!! I don't think I'd give up my regular masks, but they say to use this on long flights and well I just happen to have one coming up next year so I'll purchase one for that trip! 
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I was also really impressed with the boscia detoxifying black cleanser - it came with the cleansing sponge, but the sponge didn't really give it anything extra. My skin felt smooth and clean after the cleansing and I even used it morning and night to see if there was a big difference in how my skin felt and I loved it even more in the mornings! 
Sephora Play Box Review
Favorites from the box include:
Belief true cream - it's a moisturizing cream that I applied right after the shower before my actual moisturizer and it felt like I was dipping my face in water. Very refreshing - if you can get a sample from Sephora to see if you like how it feels on your skin - I highly suggest trying it! 

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Daily Tint - I was beyond obsessed with this day tint and used it up within a week. It was the perfect base and I blended into my foundation for more coverage, but it is good enough to wear on it's own. It provided nice coverage, not full though. I probably won't purchase this until I find it on sale because the cost for the size is just a little too much for me. 

Fresh Toner - probably a reason this toner is out of stock online, it's amazing. It picked up dirt and grime after I was sure my face was clean. If that's not reason enough to buy I'm not sure what is...meaning I don't know how long I've thought I actually really cleaned my makeup off my face, but still had some leftover! 

The perfume wasn't really my "smell," but I always keep them in my desk at work just in case I need something for after work or forget perfume in the mornings  (happens more than you know)! 
Sephora Play Box Review
I love that you get a booklet with the box that goes into detail about the products, how to use them and best practices. You also get a "Play Card" for you to go into the store and have a professional teach you how to use the products! Over all I love the Play box. For $10 I think it's better than Birchbox, which I cancelled a few years ago.

I want to thank you all so much for your kind words on my Blogiversary (PS still one more day to enter that giveaway!)And because one giveaway is never enough, for the next week, I am teaming up with Pamela from Sequins & Sea Breezes and 20 other fab bloggers to give away a $325 Nordstrom Gift Card to celebrate Pamela’s two year blogiversary! This giveaway is just in time for the holidays, so you have the chance to give yourself {or someone else} a little treat for the holidays! The more ways you enter, the better your chances are! The giveaway ends on Friday, November 27th, at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th. Good luck and be sure to check out all of these fabulous blogs!


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65 comments

  1. What a great subscription box. Probably the ONLY box I'll ever subscribe too, haha. Glad you enjoyed some of the products and cheers to double blogiversary week :)!

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  2. It sounds like all of the products were wins (minus the perfume...that's hard since everyone has their preferences). The toner sounds awesome!!
    Yay for celebrating blogiversaries of wonderful people this week! :)

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  3. What a fun box!! I got the Belif as a sample and I love it. At the VIB sale, I got the moisturizer and Love it even more!! Such a fun giveaway and celebrating two lovely ladies Blog-Anni's!! How fun!!

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  4. Looks like a great box ! I tried Birchbox and wasn't all that pleased. I love stopping by your blog for always getting such wonderful ideas on make up and advice on what you think is good for the skin and face :)

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  5. Great contents from your first box! I actually completely forgot that Sephora was doing that in Boston haha, but maybe I'll sign up now!

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  6. Wow, that's a lot of goodness in one box! I'm now intrigued by this magic cleanser and will have to try it out!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. What an awesome box! You know I’m hooked on that belief cream and I love Fresh products!

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  8. That Dr.Jart tint sounds like it's right up my alley! On my Wishlist now! What a great giveaway..!! I need to sign up for the box!! I got rid of my Ipsy, finally! Haha

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  9. I'm super jealous of all you Boston ladies who were able to get such a fabulous subscription box! So many great goodies! Hoping they roll it out to the rest of us soon <3

    Green Fashionista

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  10. Ok, now I want this subscription box! Amazing! That Fresh toner definitely sounds right up my alley. And girl, I feel you on the perfume thing. I forgot more times than I remember, I swear! And thanks for joining the giveaway with me! SO incredibly happy I met you through blogging!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  11. I'm not really into these sample boxes (I just end up hoarding all the samples haha :) ), but the contents of this one look awesome. I love Boscia products!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  12. I signed up for the Play his last month and I'm getting my first box this week! I had watched the video about last month's box and I'm glad that you loved the products as much as Sephora hyped them up. So excited to be teaming up with you and some other amazing bloggers to help Pamela celebrate her blogiversary!

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  13. I need a Play box! I have to sign up right now! I'm all about dewy skin so these products have me so interested!! I know you didn't love the sponge, but it's great for travel and when paired with a great exfoliator!

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  14. LOVE this giveaway!! Happy 2 years! That is such an amazing accomplishment! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  15. So jealous that they have this in Boston... not in MI yet - BOOOOOOOOOOO! :( I like that it comes with a booklet, that's handy!

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  16. what a great box of goodies! i love anything from fresh so that toner looks awesome. and well all of it :) and yay for giveaways and real life friends! :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  17. Yay, so happy to be in this great giveaway with you!

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  18. You got some great goodies in that Playbox. Dr.Jart has been something I've heard great things about, but never have tried out. I just used my Sephora pearl mask the other day and it was super awkward, but my skin felt awesome after!!!

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  19. I'm going to add myself to the wait list! I love this box!

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  20. Omg what an awesome box subscription! I'm never heard of any of these brands either but that black cleanser sounds amazing! I feel like those always do well on my skin!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  21. Another great giveaway! I didn't even know that Sephora had a subscription box! Awesome!

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  22. I want to get on the wait list! Looked on the website but didn't see info. Where did you click? I actually have that Belif product. I picked it with some of my points when I was in the store last Friday. I really love putting it on my face!
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  23. What a great giveaway!!!

    BTW - it's not too late to join this RAYBAN giveaway I am hosting for the SUNGLASSES SHOP of UK from Nov. 16-22!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  24. Fun giveaway! I love seeing all the different boxes. I've heard nothing but great stuff about the Dr. Jart line and I've been dying to try a sheet mask too!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  25. I can't wait to get one of these! I have heard nothing but great things about those sheet masks...awesome box!

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  26. i would want more makeup too!! i loved seeing what you got. i swear by those konjac sponges--I use them on my arms though. great giveaway!

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  27. I'm with you, it's so much better than Birchbox was! I'm loving the toner!

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  28. Love all those goodies you got and I've never even heard of the Play Box... but I agree- it totally looks better than a Birch Box.

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  29. i feel like the same way about the belif! it's like a spa scent!

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  30. I definitely don't *need* another subscription box in my life, but this one looks too good to pass up! I've been a loyal Birchbox subscriber for years, but I think I may need to check this out too!

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  31. Oooh this looks so nice!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  32. Looks like a great box!! Do they have it in other cities yet?

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  33. This sounds like a great deal! I would love to try one of those masks...I see them in pictures all the time and they look hilarious, but if they work then that's all that matters!

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  34. I had no idea this box was even a thing-- so many great products inside! And yay for another awesome giveaway!

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  35. I am so jealous you get this box!!! I would totally sign up for it because there are so many things in Sephora that I want to try! I have heard amazing things about Belif within the last month it seems. And that toner sounds like a real winner! A little more than I want to spend on one but I love Fresh and it sounds worth it!

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  36. I like that they give a booklet with information as well. That's always helpful. Sounds like a good box. I'll be interested to see what you get next month.

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  37. This is an amazing box!! I've been meaning to try those sheet masks- everyone seems to love them! Fingers crossed they open it up to everyone soon!

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  38. Oooh, I wish KC was a test city! How awesome is this box! Sephora is king, man. :)

    Awesome giveaway, girlfriend!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  39. Wow, what a great box! And super exciting you weren't on the wait list that long! I need to check out the Belief True Cream. My skin is so dry, especially in the winter! Fabulous giveaway, too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  40. Awesome! I love all the stuff you got and happy to hear most of them were winners! I've been experimenting with different skin care products and trying to find "my" perfect products- might have to check into a couple of these.

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  41. Ooooh lala! A beauty subscription box from Sephora?! I am so intrigued! I really love face products for some reason so I would have loved this box. The sheet masks are hilarious looking on - I would love to try one for a flight, but I feel like I would scare everyone! Maybe I will try it on our flight home...

    Annessa / www.seekingsunshine.com

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  42. A subscription box from Sephora?! Now that's a subscription box that I can get behind!

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  43. As big of a name as Sephora I wondered why they didnt have a box going around... I figured it was coming :)

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  44. So you don't need water for the Sephora mask? I have four long flights next year, I'd totally use them on a flight!

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  45. wonderful post!
    Have a nice evening!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  46. The boscia cleanser sounds really good. I have done a sheet mask before and love the results!

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  47. I have yet to try any monthly box subscriptions because I'm always so picky about everything and I always worry I won't like half of the stuff! Ha! This one looks great, though!

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  48. I didn't know they offered a subscription box!! I will definitely have to look into it and see if I can get on the waiting list. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  49. What a fun box of goodies! I've heard lots of good things about those sheet masks, too. So glad to be doing the giveaway with you!

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  50. That Boscia facial cleanser sounds so good! Thanks for sharing your review, the box sounds fun! XO -Kim

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  51. Great products and I've never tried any of them. The detoxifying cleanser and belief cream sound amazing though!

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  52. Ah I never heard about the Sephora box! It looks great... I have an Ipsy subscription and like it a lot, but I like that the Sephora box gives you instructions on how to use the products!

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  53. Well this box just has the cutest packaging! I like the idea of the daily tint - must check that out!

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  54. Oh my gosh I can't wait till this box comes to AZ! Everything looks awesome and that packaging is soooo cute!
    -Andrea
    picsoandrea

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  55. This is amazing! So many great products. I love it!

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  56. I hadn't heard about this, but I think the service to teach you how to use the products is genius. I don't really know if I would take advantage of it as much as I should, but it's a REALLY cool idea nonetheless!

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  57. I love that it comes with a little info booklet! So helpful!

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  58. I love that you can go in and have them teach you how to use it!
    -Hannah
    www.sweeterthanserenity.com

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  59. that box looks so fun! i need to try it... im really over birch box. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  60. $10 for ALL of that?!? OMG so much better than Birchbox. Yay for blogiversaries! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  61. I was interested to hear your thoughts on that sheet mask. I've been wanting to try one!

    Wishes & Reality

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  62. oh i have seen those masks - they do look super weird, but if they work, whatever! lol. that is a pretty good box though, great value!

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