It’s Play Time Again!



My toddler loves to play, of course. It’s so much fun to watch him run around and try out different toys, make noise, and continually learn about the world around him.

That same unbridled excitement is exactly what I feel when I open Sephora’s Play! box each month! Exploring 6 or 7 new products at a time is my idea of heaven ?.


While I’ve been critical in the past, I’ll say right off the bat that this month’s box is my favorite so far!

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Play! by Sephora – Feeling December Disappointment in January



In my December review of November’s Play!, I hinted that I was less than pleased with this box.

Let me clarify beforehand: I love several of these products. Some of the main reasons I’ve been so frustrated with these boxes are –


  1. I feel that they consistently lack cohesion.
  2. The service has been redic – for example, this box was shipped on December 15th and didn’t arrive until the 26th (est. delivery was the 19th). I understand this was right around the Christmas rush, but it’s happened with every box before it, too.
  3. Presentation is also kind of a fail. The white confetti that’s stuffed inside always leaves a film of white powder on every product. It makes them feel grimy and gross. Also, as you can see in the picture above, they actually sent out stapled sample packets this month. REALLY?


Now, let’s get down to the finer details. This month’s theme was “Oh, What Fun!”, which honestly made little sense to me. Perhaps if the curation had contained bright colors, or festive products, or something that said fun in any way, I would feel differently.

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