Play! by Sephora April 2016 Review

My April Play! box came a few days after I got home from my trip, and I was so happy to open it up! If possible, I think this box is even better than last months.The box contained two make up items, three skincare items, and one perfume. I love at the box contained a variety of products,and the color products are colors that will work for most skin coloring.

Milk is a newer brand that has been popping up a lot in the past couple months. For instance Birchbox featured it in their boxes last month. The Milk Sunshine Oil is an oil that can be used on your elbows, cuticles, hair, face or anywhere really that needs hydration. This oil has a citrus scent smells amazing and I can’t wait to use it.

This Nars lip pencil was the soup for birthday gift a few years ago in the nude Rikugien color. Even though I already have 2 (!!) of these, I’m really happy to receive another  one because it’s one of my favorite colors to use year-round. It’s a my-lips-but-better color because that is a little more rosy than my other MLBB colors. And this is a satin finish so it doesn’t leave your lips overly dry.

The other make up color we got was the Sephora colorful cheek ink gel in the color Peony. The color looks bright pink based on the packaging, which is a little daunting as I don’t like bright blush. I haven’t use this yet but reviews say it is quite sheer which I’m actually happy about since I prefer sheer, no-makeup makeup looks in the summer.

I’m really trying to be better about using eye creams so I was  really excited to see this Clinique pep-start eye cream in the box this month. This hydrating and brightening eye cream refreshes the under eye, making them look more awake. Apparently this is a product in the new skincare line from Clinique, so I’m  really excited to see what other products they come out with.

I was so happy to see we were getting Sunday Riley good genes treatment in the box this month. I have been using another sample I received from limited a edition box Birchbox and I love the way my skin looks. My skin is brighter and my complexion is more even after use. My sample was running out and I wasn’t quite ready to spend $100 on the full-size product, so this came at the perfect time. This products brightens and exfoliates while reducing the look of fine lines, and from my experience it really does what it claims to do.


Lastly we received the 2AM Kiss perfume from Derek Lam 10 Crosby. This perfume is different than what most subscription boxes give as it’s a musky, amber scent.  I don’t love receiving perfumes since I already have a large perfume collection, however, the description of this scent is intriguing.

Altogether though, I am really happy with this box. I think it is a great mix of skincare and makeup, and includes some nice high-end products. I’m so happy I was finally taken off the waitlist and I can’t wait to see what comes in the future boxes.

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  • I would love to receive these boxes! I’ve heard the wait list is super long. Great products!

    • I was on the wait list for months before finally getting off it. The boxes are great, definitely add yourself to the wait list!

  • Those are great items! I’d love to get a Nars lip pencil and the Clinique eye cream – both very useful. And wow a Sunday Riley sample – that’s probably worth some money, that little sample, hah!

    • Yeah, the products are all great! Appear empty this little sample is worth $35 😳

  • This box looks amazing: sunday riley samples are the best.
    xo Anne – Doves & Roses

  • Did you just get off the waitlist this month? I’m wondering if I’ll receive this box… I really want that Sunday Riley sample!

    • I got off last month,this is my second box. But mays box looks great too!

  • How fun! I never heard of this box. That is a beautiful Nars lip color.

    • It’s a newer box, I think this was only the 8th month. I love the nars color too, so happy to have a back up!

      • Looks like they have great stuff:)

  • I canceled my PLAY subscription a couple months ago and now I’m SO sad omg. These are such good products!!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Are you planning on resubbing, or are you on product overload?

      • Probably not.. I’m on product overload for sure.

        • Ha, I know that feeling! Have to get through my boxes of products until I’m allowed anything new 🙁