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Play! By Sephora October 2016 Theme Spoiler!

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We have the first sneak peek for the October 2016 Play! By Sephora subscription box! (And good news – the waitlist is open!) The theme is The Cool Cut:

This month, PLAY! by SEPHORA is bringing you innovative formulas and indie finds with a selection of the coolest must-have products.

Any guesses on what brands will be in the October 2016 Play! by Sephora box?


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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. I gave posted in the forum box contents for those ending in 106 and 114.

  2. Hmm my card still hasn’t been charged yet. Usually it would have been done by now.

    • Got chared for my box this morning. I saw this on the spoiler discussion thread. “Possible variation box numbers are: #1850106 #1850072, #1850122 & #1850114.” No idea what’s in each box but I’m getting 1850072.

      • I’m getting # 1850072 too! I wish they would just let us know. My anxiety of not know!!! LOL

        • I’m getting the one ending in 122. So curious, especially since there are 4 instead of 2. I have so far been really impressed with how they do variations. I really really hope it stays that way.

  3. I found supposed October spoilers posted on YouTube by someone shaziamakeupartist. Can anyone confirm these?

    Gucci guilty perfume
    Josie maran argon hydrating and detoy treatment mini
    Milk holographic highlighting stick mini
    Becca aqua luminous perfecting conclear mini
    Benefit goof proof brow pencil
    Drybar detox dry shampoo

    • I seen that aswell and I was wondering if it was the “real” spoilers! It actually seems like a really cool box, I might be disappointed if it’s completely wrong lol

    • That would be a nice sample box! I hope it really are the actual spoilers 🙂

    • I am really hoping that the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil is in this box because I am almost done using my Brow Wiz and looking to try something new. I love the brow wiz and the brow definer but I am always looking to try something new.

    • I hope so too, because I was about to cancel Sephora, but this box looks nice, if it’s true!

    • I hope it’s true, that would be a great box!

  4. OMG! I never got the update of availability from Sephora but today I took a chance on subscribing…and FINALLY…after waiting for 2 months….I am subscribed! Anyone on the wait list and desperately waiting for the email update from them….stop! Just try subscribing until you get in.

    Heard nothing but great things about their subscription so I cannot wait for my first box!

    • Yeah! You will love it. I do, no problems at all & for the price point you can’t beat it. I love perfume & there’s one every month.
      Another great $10 Sub is Ipsy, if you don’t already, get that one. Something I don’t hear people talk abt w/ipsy, but is great, is their daily Special Offer. Every weekday at noon ET they put up a special product at a very discounted price & always free shipping. I grabbed one last week that was 5 different lip items…3 stick, 1 gloss, 1 liner…for just $10..shipped!! Oh & an Ipsy bag with it too! All full size product, retailed out at $88! Plus you get points for reviewing your bag, which you can use to buy product. Anyway…sorry I rambled. Hope you love your Sephora!!

      • Where do you go to view the daily specials?

        • Hi Tina! To see the Ipsy daily offers, go to the ipsy site, choose ‘offers’ from the top menu bar, then select ‘ipsy offers’. They post them M-F at 9:00 am PT. I’ve ordered MANY and discovered several new brands that I’ve since purchased again. They often feature full size products or a selection of themed products. Most of the time they’re exceptional values. They usually ship next day and arrive (for me in Colorado) about a week after I place the order. Hope this helps!

  5. I also think it’d be fun to receive something from Too Cool for School. Taking the theme hint literally, I think it’d be cool to receive something from the Boscia Cool Blue line. Also, maybe some eye gels. Don’t those tend to have a cooling effect?

    But also thinking of some cool brands I’d like to see are Sunday Riley, Tatcha, Eve Lom, Herbivore, Lancer, Omorovicza, RMS, SK-II, and I’m sure others I’m forgetting.

    I wonder if they’ll put any Coola products too. I’m personally hoping not, but if so then I’ll just give it away like I have with all of the other Coola products I’ve received. 🙂

    • Omg, all of your ideas sound awesome!

  6. Anyone else’s September box says it should be there… yet still isn’t delivered?

    • Nothing here, Bella. They always email me saying its on its way and it doesnt actually ship for another week to week and a half. Totally normal (for me).

    • Mine seemed to take forever this month. I just got it this past Saturday

      • Same here, I just got mine on Saturday too. On another note, my ipsy seemed to take longer this month.

        • Mine said it would be delivered Saturday but then when I checked Saturday it said it went back to a post office it came from but said it was on its way… so odd. And I still haven’t gotten it. That’s never happened to me!! I’m really looking forward to this box too!!

    • Play by Sephora definitely has one of the worst tracking systems I’ve ever seen, probably second only to Birchbox. It’s so irritating.

    • I think it depends on where you live. I recently updated my subscription mailing address to LA and got my box very quickly. Before I was living about an hour outside of LA, and it would take me foooorever to get it.

  7. I’m hoping for something from Milk!

  8. I’m going to cancel. I didn’t get the Living Proof sample. I got 100 points for my missing sample. I got 4 products and perfume sample. I did like Dr Jart product. I don’t like having to buy something to get my points. I don’t need anymore makeup or skincare. I’M cutting back on subscriptions and this made my decision easy. Now I’m going to cancel Boxycharm for awhile also soon. I’m getting to much stuff I’m not using. I’m keeping Ipsy cause I always use everything I get.

    • If you go in store, say you’re already at the mall for something else or your sephora birthday gift, you don’t need to buy anything to redeem your points. I would save it for something bigger.

  9. Yes to Drunk Elephant and Furnace! Would love to try any of the new brands!!! I ? skincare 🙂

    • D’oh! Farmacy! Not auto-correct!

  10. A nice surprise would be my September box. Or maybe even a tracking number ?
    Hope October is a fun one!

  11. Yey, I finally got in, looking forward to getting my first box!

  12. A matte shadow? I think it is time we had a polish. I would love to see Drunk Elephant, a vitamin c product, a mask that is good for sensitive skin.

  13. I’m guessing Too Cool For School will make an appearance.

    Other cool brands I’d love to see: Drunk Elephant, Besame (oh GAWD please!), Ouai, and – let’s face it – anything asian.

  14. I was so excited to get the email…. Then I open and see this! Not much of a spoiler at all. This still leaves me guessing.

  15. hopefully Sephora is on an upswing. There were a few less than desirable months there, but the August and September were wins for me. Here’s to hoping October doesn’t disappoint.

  16. I don’t really consider this a spoiler… ?

    • Right! Who cares about the theme!? Show us the products!

  17. Here’s hoping for drunk elephant and glamglow, maybe farmacy; )

    • Ooo! Good brands! Farmacy is one of my new favorites!

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