Stella, May I know what you got in your first Play by Sephora box?

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Of course you may! This is my continuance of my slow venture of beauty on Stella May I and this goes without saying I brought out Popcorn to help me with the unboxing! (He is protecting our privacy.) When Sephora announced they making sample subscription boxes, I signed up pretty much immediately. And sadly I have been on wait list until last month when I finally got the invitation to join! Play by Sephora is a $10 a month beauty subscription service that offers 5 samples (+1 fragrance). What makes this one different than other beauty boxes is that all of the products are going to be found in Sephora stores. When I signed up for ipsy (aka myglam) and birchbox, I was introduced to brands I have never heard of. Which is a good thing to discover new products and brands, but sometimes (a lot of the times) I would befuddled as to why it was included in the box. I would just not be impressed by them. For today's Fiddle-Faddle Friday, I will be unboxing my first Play by Sephora box! 
When you first open the box you have the card that give you a bonus 50 beauty insider points and a in-store one on one tutorial. 
Popcorn then went to hide... He doesn't want to see what's inside the box. 
The box itself is pretty sturdy and considering these are just samples inside, it's packaged well. The box is black and white striped, just like their store bags! 
There is also a poster of the products included. It's nice they include descriptions of what each product is and a little background of the brand. It would have been nice to know the prices of the full sized items. 
All the samples are inside this "collectible bag." It's a pretty nice bag and I would use it for traveling. It's much better than the ipsy bags since my biggest complaint with those are that they were always the same size so by the time you have a couple of boxes you buildup a couple of the same bags. 
As promised, 5 deluxe samples and a fragrance. 
First up is Originis Maskimizer spray (.05 fl. oz.), Clear Improvement mask (.1 fl.oz.), and Drink Up Intensive mask (.1 fl. oz.). This is basically three samples! (well really tiny ones) The spray is what I am most excited for. It's supposed to prime your face for masks. I just don't know how much this tiny sample will last. 
Second is the Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair deep conditioning mask (1 oz.). This is a pretty good sample and I think I could get at least 2 uses out of it. My hair is like waist length these days so that's pretty generous! 
Thirdly is this Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (0.34 fl. oz). This is one of my favorite moisturizers, so I am happy to have one for traveling. It's both hydrating and brightening. I always notice that my skin is brighter and smoother the next morning. 
Fourth is this adorable Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi (.05 oz). Bite just recently released this new line of lipstick to replace their beloved luminous creme line. It's said to be creamier and have better pigments. I'm not quite brave enough to wear this shade, but the formula is nice and comfortable. 
Fifth is the Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram (.001 oz). This is so tiny! The point is also very fine, which might be nice if it were an eye pencil, but as a lip pencil it's too small. The color is a warm neutral color that would be good for every day. 
Here are swatches of the two shade. That bright pink of the Bite lipstick is making the lip liner a little dull. It's too bad that the colors aren't made to be worn together. 
Lastly we have the bonus item, the Atelier Cologne in Orange Sanguine (no size stated anywhere, but it is one of those tiny vials). For a bonus item this is packaged really nicely. It comes in a parchment bag and is sealed with a sticker. 
Inside the bag you have a nice postcard and the tiny vial of perfume. This is a pretty fresh scent and I don't think it will last very long on the skin. So I suspect I will need to reapply it often as it will wear off pretty quickly. 
 The back of the postcard.
And that's all that's inside the box! I say I am pretty impressed with the box. This is a sample subscription, so expect samples. It's a nice medley of hair, makeup and skincare. 


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