I have mixed feelings about subscription boxes. I love the idea of trying new products and it’s so fun to get a surprise package in the mail every month but I feel like with most boxes I end up wishing I had just spent the money on something I actually wanted instead. Play! by Sephora is a little different though. When it was first announced I added myself to the waitlist but was never able to get off of it until now. I buy most of my makeup from Sephora and I love their deluxe samples and promo codes so I figured I’d be pretty happy with whatever I got in my box. For $10 a month (plus a little tax if you live in a state with a Sephora store), you get five deluxe samples and a fragrance sample, all in a cute little makeup bag. And the $10 gives you Beauty Insider points and counts towards your dollars spent each year, meaning it’s easier to become a VIB or VIB Rouge. The Play! by Sephora April box was my first order, and I was so excited to see what was inside.
This month, I was all about skincare. I played around a lot with my makeup and never really settled on any specific products to stick with all month long. Instead, I fell back in love with my all-time favorite moisturizer, added sun care as its own step in my routine, and was pleasantly surprised by an eyeliner. When the month was finally over, I was left with three May beauty favorites: Perricone MD’s Face Finishing Moisturizer, Ole Henriksen’s Protect the Truth Vitamin C Sunscreen, and Urban Decay’s Naked Basics 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil.