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September Play by Sephora Bag – Is it worth it?

This is my 2nd Play by Sephora Bag.

If you wanna see what I got in my first bag, just click on this link :

As you know, Sephora offers a monthly subscription box for $10 a month. I pay $10.83 including taxes and that is 560.45 pesos.  If you are in the Philippines, this offer is currently unavailable there. Comment below if this is something you’d be interested in. Maybe we can convince @sephoraPH to make this happen. Anyways, if you really want to experience Play by Sephora, there are a few options available for you like using MyShoppingBox, ShippingCarts, etc. where you can get a temporary US address. then, have your box ship there and then, they’ll send them to your Philippine address. But of course, prepare yourself for the shipping fees. Another option is, if you have friends, relatives or friends of your friends visiting the US, ask for their address and ship your Sephora box there. That way, you don’t need to deal with the whole shipping and custom fees drama. Whichever option you choose, you may have to play the waiting game.

If you’d rather not deal with any of those and you are just curious of what you can get in a bag, then just keep reading! 🙂



This month’s theme is Fall Into Beauty which I believe means that the items inside has something to do with Fall. The September Play by Sephora goodies came in a silky Pink bag that says “A Change of Face”. Not really obsessed with the bags because I would really prefer a makeup pouch or clutch than this kind of bag but I guess they wanna be different. We all know that Ipsy, another monthly subscription bag, is known for their unique and really cute pouches. I just subscribed to Ipsy and I will have my first bag this month (October) so I am thinking of doing a comparison blog for my Ipsy and Play bags. Let me know if that sounds interesting to you. I do wanna point out that this bag is better than the August Bag.

Going back, each month you get 5 deluxe samples which can be makeup, haircare or skincare products, a collectible bag and a bonus sample which is normally a perfume sample. They say that they curate this bag specifically based on your answers to the Play! Profile but I honestly don’t think that’s true. I noticed that they prepare two sets of items each month and in my 100% honest opinion, just randomly sends it to their subscribers. Again, that’s just how I feel. 🙂

Here are the items I got in the September Bag. IMG_1529

ALGENIST GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream

What it is:
An advanced, antiaging moisturizer that visibly firms, lifts, combats deep wrinkles, brightens, and nourishes the face.
Solutions for:
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Dryness
– Loss of firmness and elasticity

Sold in two sizes : 1 oz. ($75) and 2 oz. ($112)



Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo

What it is:
A long-lasting, liquid and glitter eyeshadow duo.

This set contains:
– 0.123 oz/ 3.4 g Liquid eyeshadow
– 0.07 oz/ 2 g Glitter eyeshadow

This comes in six different shades and I got the one in Talia. The actual duo cost $25.


Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex Mini

What it is:
A lightweight daily moisturizer proven to prevent visible signs of aging, provide 24 hours of significant moisture, and boost radiance with Fresh’s proprietary Super 7 Complex.
Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Loss of firmness and elasticity
– Fine lines and wrinkles

This is sold in two sizes : the mini which contains 0.5oz. or 15 mL worth of product ($17) and the full size that has 1.6 oz. or 50 mL. ($45). If you get this item in the September bag, then you should be able to enjoy a 0.24 oz. or 7 mL worth of Fresh experience.



Wander Beauty Wanderout Lipstick

What it is:
A *dual-ended lipstick bullet with two of your favorite shades: an alluring bold color for a girls’ night out and a demure neutral for date night.

The bag only gives you one shade and not the dual-ended kind. I got the shade wanderberry which is a really pretty Burgundy lipstick. The dual-ended retails at $30 which kinda mean that 1 lipstick cost around $15 bucks.


Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof

This is one of the newest Sephora babies. This collection has 25 shades – 9 of which have glitter finish, 4 matte finish and the rest have shimmer finish. The colors are super pretty. Go classic with a matte black or be a head turner with their flashy Pink liner. You have so many colors to choose from. These eyeliners cost $10 each and you get 0.04 oz. or 1.2 grams of product.


This month’s bonus sample is from Briogeo, another most loved haircare brand. I got their Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask in the September bag.


What it is:
An intensive weekly treatment to restore essential hydration and enhance hair’s resilience and strength.

Key benefits:
– Restores moisture
– Creates vibrancy
– Prevents future damage

This is sold in two sizes : 1 oz. or 30 mL for $9 and 8 oz. or 236 mL for $36.


I personally have not spent a lot of time with these products so let me play with them some more and will draft a Like! and Dislike! blog featuring products I got from my Play by Sephora bags.

Before I forget, this month’s Play Pass card looks like this:


Now, the magic question; IS THIS WORTH IT? I mean, it’s $10 a bag and you get 5 deluxe samples from high end brands. The fresh face cream alone could be worth 10 bucks. I mean, it really depends on your preference. If you are someone who wants a subscription box/bag that contains 100% makeup, clearly, this is not for you. Play by Sephora contains a mix of haircare, skincare and makeup products. You don’t always like what you get. I just enjoy unbagging/unboxing new items and trying out some products I wouldn’t normally pick up. Sometimes, you discover a new holy grail because of that.

Your world is not gonna end if you don’t subscribe to Play by Sephora but I gotta be honest, receiving my monthly bag feels like opening presents on Christmas day!

Thought of including links of the products in the Sephora site so you can get to know the products more. I strongly recommend you read the product descriptions and REVIEWS before buying them. You don’t wanna waste your money over something that will not work for you.

ALGENIST GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream –

Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo –

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex Mini –

Wander Beauty Lipstick

Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof –

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask –

Hope you enjoy this blog! Let me know in the comment section which of these are your holy grails or your greatest fails.

You wanna play a little game? Comment your fave color below if you reached this section. Let’s see if that’s something we have in common. xoxo

Let me know if there is anything else you want me to share from my experience that I forgot to mention here. Just leave me a comment below and I will make sure to reply asap. Feel free to do the same if you have products you want me to try for you.

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