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.
Every year around the holidays, Sephora releases a lip set full of minis and full-sized products. It’s part of their Sephora Favorites collection which also includes skincare, eyeliner, perfume, and hair sets. They are all a great way to try new products and discover new brands for a great package price. I’ve bought a couple of the mixed makeup and smaller sets before and I’ve always thought about getting the big lip kit. This year I finally took the plunge and purchased Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip, which includes 15 products.
Every year on Valentine’s Day, Sephora releases a promo featuring three lip products to VIBs and VIB Rouges. The last few years have been trios of lip glosses but this year’s Sephora Valentine’s Day promo included two mini lipsticks and a gloss. I’m not a big fan of glosses but I really like lipsticks so I was happy to see this promo (plus I’d been waiting for a good promo code to buy a couple of new rollerballs).
I just picked up the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip Set. This is a six piece lip sampler set featuring 5 deluxe samples and 1 full size lip gloss in pink and nude shades. It retails for $25 here. I love these sampler sets from Sephora. They are a nice way to try new products or colors without spending a lot of money. If you’re interested, get it quickly because these sets don’t stick around for long!