Sephora PLAY : May 2018

Similar to Ipsy this is also a monthly subscription bag that is $10 and comes with 5 deluxe size samples (and even some full size). This bag also comes with a sample fragrance each month.

This subscription bag comes with products based of your PLAY! profile which you create when you first sign up. It also comes with the PLAY! Book with tips, tricks and beauty advise, the PLAY! PASS that you can redeem for 50 points in Sephora and a one on one tutorial, and the PLAY! DATE which is a monthly meet up to discuss tips and tricks for the products in the bag that month.

This bag was again really late this month. I haven’t had a chance to try out the products too much so I will just give you my initial thoughts.


This bag was cute and different than other bags but I think the paracord draw string was a little cheesy.



Atelier Cologne; Clementine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume                          Full Size $135

I thought I would get this out of the way first because as we all know I’m not a fan of perfume. I did think the post card that came with it made for a really nice photo op and the smell on this wasn’t bad but is still sooooo strong I really don’t like it.

Moving on…






Sephora Collection; Mud Mask Purifying and Mattifying Mask                    Full Size $20

This stuff stinks! I opened the jar to swatch a bit of it just to see what it felt like and the fragrance or something coming from this is sooooo strong it’s not even funny! I even had my husband smell it just to make sure it wasn’t just me. Now the texture is really nice and really thick which I’m sure will be really nice as a purifying mask but I’m not sure I can get past the smell. It’s really over powering and not a good smell! I’m hoping to try and give it a try tonight so I can maybe update this before it posts but I don’t think I will get to.



Benefit Cosmetics; The POREfessional Face Primer                   Full Size $31

In the past I really haven’t liked this primer even though it’s a cult favorite. But it’s been some time since I tried it last and given how similar it is to the Cover FX primer we got in Boxy Charm this month I thought why not try it. To my surprise this hasn’t been bad for my skin at the moment. I still get a little oily in my T-Zone and end up shinny by the end of the day but this works very similarly to the Cover FX primer. I am going to give it one more shot one of these next few days and see if it acts the same way. I may have just been having a bad make up day the time I had tried this before but we will never know because so much has changed in my routine.


BareMinerals; Mineral Veil Setting Powder                        Full Size $23

I was probably most excited to see this product in the bag this month because one of my coworkers swears by this powder. She says she uses it every day as a setting powder and loves it so I was pretty excited to give it a try. One thing I was really excited to see when I opened this up was that there is a nice pinky, salmon color which works great with my skin tone! I am not a fan of heavily yellow powders so this one was really nice to see in the bag. I will say I did use this once and the powder is really nice! It’s very finely milled and applied beautifully to my skin. I’m looking forward to using this more!




Alterna Haircare; Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction                         Full Size $26

I think it’s fun to get hair products in my subscriptions but I’m always a little leery of using them because I have color treated hair so I don’t like to just dive in with new products without testing them out first on a small section of my hair. This one I’m curious to try but not sure how it will react with my hair. I do really like the smell of it too.




Buxom; Lash Mascara; Shade-Black                                                         Full Size $20

Mascara samples are really nice to get in subscriptions each month because then I don’t ever have to buy new ones and I get to try a bunch of different brands. This is another one of those plastic wands that I’m not really a fan of but this one is different in the essence that the bristles are really soft and flexible. The formula is kind of thin and it takes quite a few coats to build up my lashes but other than that it seems nice enough. I will keep trying it out and see what I think later on.


So this concludes my Sephora PLAY! box for May. One of the biggest things I’m disappointed with is how long it takes the box to come each month and also the products really aren’t as great as some of the other I have been getting in other boxes. I don’t know if I will continue to get this box given that I still don’t think it is worth the money and I think I may have found another one that would have much better value for nearly the same cost. But until I can for sure order that box I’m not going to keep this one just so I can keep up my subscription week. But keep an eye out in the future because things may be changing here on the Curvy E Chronicles!

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2 thoughts on “Sephora PLAY : May 2018

  1. This month was probably my worst Sephora Play to date. I got a shattered Becca highlighter but they didn’t have any more highlighters available to replace mine. So they gave me 100 insider points. Which is disappointing, because their rewards system is not worth much in my opinion.

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