Unboxing my July PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box

23 Jul 2016

Hi! It’s me, officially the worst blogger in the world… 😀 I haven’t been updating my blog, because I’ve just been way too tired. This baby is kicking my butt! Also, I’ve been feeling slightly overwhelmed: being pregnant and having an almost 4 year old at the same time, is hard! I’m sure most other moms can relate… Finding a comfortable balance between ‘resting’ and spending time/entertaining an active toddler isn’t easy.

Anyway, I received my 3rd PLAY! by SEPHORA today! Like I mention all the time: I love subscription boxes, simply because I love trying out new things. I’m also weirdly obsessed with deluxe size tubes and bottles, they’re just sooo cute. Hihi! This month’s box has the theme ‘Summertime Radness’:

Calling all warm-weather essentials and sunny standouts: this month we’re taking on the long days and haute nights with a sultry selection that will keep you chic all summer long. Soak up the best of the season with an innovative blotting sponge, a shine-boosting hair treatment, and more beach-worthy finds.

Sephora Play subscription box July 2016

If this is the first time you’re hearing about PLAY! by SEPHORA: it’s their new subscription box program. Inside each month’s box, which is $10, you’ll find:

• 5 deluxe samples (plus a fragrance bonus) from the same brands Sephora carries in their stores
• A PLAY! BOOK packed with tips and tricks.
• A PLAY! PASS to redeem in-store for a free one-on-one tutorial and 50 bonus Beauty Insider points with any product purchase during the same store visit.
• A cute makeup bag.
• An invitation by email to attend PLAY! DATE, a subscriber meetup held at select Sephora locations across the country.

I STILL get a lot of questions from readers and friends who are not sure whether this box is ‘worth it’ or not, so below is a detailed breakdown of the contents, which is the PLAY! for SEPHORA box for the month of July.

Sephora Play subscription box July 2016

From left to right
Quai Wave Spray – weightless texture mist gives hair an effortless, undone look while adding volume and shine.
Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer – mattifying and velvet-smooth, this primer for combination to oily skin controls shine, minimizes the look of pores, and helps makeup last up to 8 hours.
Nest Fragrances Citrine – layers of fresh lotus and freesia mingle with bright citrus and a base of precious woods.

Sephora Play subscription box July 2016

From left to right
Beautyblender Blotterazzi – washable and reusable, this revolutionary cushion blotter is designed to fit into facial contours to remove shine and absorb oil without disturbing makeup.
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate – lightweight, buildable matte bronzer formulated with cocoa powder for a natural-looking and deliciously scented summer glow.
First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay – foaming gel cleanser uses botanicals and red clay to remove excess oil, purify and balance skin.

Like last month, I am very happy with this box! I especially can’t wait to try that Beautyblender Blotterazzi, because I have very oily skin.
One thing I do have to mention is that shipping is very slow. Sephora sends out a notification once your box is shipped and then it takes at least a week for it to be delivered (I’m in California). This sucks, HOWEVER, when you’re thinking about it: you pay $10 for 5 deluxe products and a reusable makeup bag being shipped to your doorstep. That’s a great deal and worth the wait. 🙂

For more details, check out PLAY! by SEPHORA FAQs.


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.


  1. TameekaTime Says: August 8, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I have the same products in my Play box. I agree the shipping is really slow unlike Ipsy.
    I will wait one more month to see if I like the products in the Play box, if not I’m going back to Ipsy which is also $10 a month and with the 5 products you get a cute makeup purse.

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