May Sephora Play Subscription Box Reveal

I love subscription boxes as mentioned in my Subscription Boxes Spring Fabfitfun review. I like the Sephora Play box  I buy most of my skin care, makeup and some hair care from Sephora. The box allows me to try products I may not have given a second glance. The Sephora Play Box is $10 per month, you get 5 samples plus one fragrance sample. I have made many purchases based on the samples I have tried in the subscription box. The May Box came in this cute little “clutch”  vinyl bag;  I can use the clutch as a travel makeup bag.

May Sephora Play Box


rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask

The rahua Hair Mask is a salon-quality conditioning treatment made with omega-rich oil soaks into damaged or dull hair to add shine and vibrancy (are the claims). The product has great ingredients, the full size (7 0z) retails for $58. I will try it out this weekend but…$58 for 7 ounces hmmm. I have a lot of hair, I may  get one to two uses. I will let you know my thoughts once I have tried it.

TATCHA Camellia Cleansing Oil

I have been using cleansing oils and cleansing balms to remove my makeup for over a year, my skin is left much cleaner than using makeup removing wipes that can irritate my skin. This two in-one makeup remover and cleanser uses plant-based oils to gently wash away impurities without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Tatcha is also a very clean brand (no harsh chemicals, fragrance, or sulfates) which tend to strip and irritate the skin. The full size (5.1 ounces)  is $48.

Belif Hungarian water essence

Belif Hungarian Water Essence an ultra-light, super-hydrating treatment quickly delivers deep, lasting moisture for soft, supple skin. I can’t wait to see if it lives up to the claims. The belif serum full size 2.53 oz $42. I love trying out new skin care the claims sound amazing.


NUDESTIX Matte Lip Color in Greystone



I am a matte lip girl, matte lips are low maintenance and this lip color last for hours without your lips looking and feeling dry. The color is a rich nude that is perfect for women of color that has gray undertones which are my favorite nudes.  NUDESTIX a three-in-one matte lip stain, lip color and lip liner ($24) that has a long wearing, intensely pigmented formula in a bold, deep shade. I can attest to the claims. I want to try other colors in the collection love, love!


tre’Stique Highlight

Maldives Lumincscent

tre’Stique highlight and perfect multipurpose stick in Maldives Luminescent. This silky-smooth gel highlighter stick pairs a barely-there, lightweight texture with a luminous champagne pink shimmer. As a woman with mature skin I have to be very careful what I put on my skin doesn’t “highlight” texture, pores or fine lines. This highlight when swatched on my hand looks pretty intense but when used with a light hand and blended it leaves a luminous natural glow. The texture is very soft, and blends into the skin nicely.


TOCCA Stella Perfume


TOCCA is one of my favorite fragrance brands, Stella is a flirtatious, uplifting blend of sensual blood orange and spicy lily creates a warm, fresh perfume that’s perfect for springtime. I would agree with this description. I love fragrances that have citrus and spicy notes this is a perfect blend. The scent lasts all day, the scent is soft and not over powering. The fragrance samples that are in each box allows me to try before I buy.

The Sephora Play Box in my opinion is worth the $10, to try great brands before you commit to purchasing full sized products.

Would you try a subscription box? Where do you buy  skin care, makeup and hair care products?



  1. CurleyKai
    June 9, 2017 / 7:44 am

    Thank you Karen! I might sign up for this. I love the mat lip color too

    • Karen's Essentials
      June 9, 2017 / 9:03 am

      You’re welcome! I think you would enjoy it!

  2. Joyce Riley
    June 9, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Wow. Great info. Where do I go to sign up for Sephora monthly play box? Is it on their website. Thanks for keeping me informed. Great article!

    • Karen's Essentials
      June 11, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Hey! You’re welcome!

  3. Joyce Riley
    June 9, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Hey Karen I see the information to sign up for the play box. It’s right in the article. Duh. Lol!

    • Karen's Essentials
      June 11, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Glad you found the info! let me know if you decided to sign up for the box I think you would enjoy it!

  4. Karolyn Moss
    June 11, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I love this Karen!!!

    • Karen's Essentials
      June 11, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Hi Karolyn! Welcome to the Family! Please subscribe to the blog if you like what you see!

  5. Kai
    August 9, 2017 / 8:19 am

    I just found out Avon does a beauty box called “ABox” no subscription required
    “Avon’s best beauty favorites, handpicked just for you.
    Only $10
    with any $40 purchase*”

    I’m going to try it I’ll let you know what I get

    • Karen's Essentials
      August 15, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Hey Kai!

      Please keep us posted with the Avon beauty box!

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