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Play! By Sephora April 2017 Exclusive Spoiler #2!

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The April 2017 Play! By Sephora box! The theme is “Step it Up!”

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And each box will include an item from the brand:

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Make Up For Ever!

And we have another EXCLUSIVE spoiler just for MSA readers! Each subscriber will receive one of the following skincare items in their box:


What do you think of the latest Play! by Sephora spoilers? Which item are you hoping to get in your box?

If you haven’t signed up for a Play! by Sephora subscription yet, the waitlist is currently open! If you sign up now, your first box will be the April box.

Check out our Play! by Sephora reviews, and all of our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes to find more similarly priced subscription boxes!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I’m shocked everyone hates Exfolikate! I almost went out and bought an entire bottle of the stuff after I tried the sample. It worked wonders on my skin, my skin was baby soft afterward. That said, I still have quite a few Kate S samples and I recently tried a sample for the Ole Henriksen Collagen Boosting Serum – omg, it smells HEAVENLY. It is amazing. I almost shelled out $60 for the stuff but I held off to wait for a sale. My top choice is the Ole Henriksen or the Fresh mask, I love Fresh, it is so expensive but so worth it, and it smells absolutely amazing. If only I could afford it… I haven’t tried that product by Peter Thomas Roth but the reviews on Beautypedia for that product and most of PTR’s products are so high that I’d be excited to try it, and I really do need a new water-based moisturizer since my skin has been flaking off on me.
    In order of slight preference: Fresh (simply because it’s the most expensive brand), Ole Henriksen (necessity – if I don’t get it, I’d buy it anyway), Peter Thomas Roth (I do need a moisturizer)/Kate Somerville (tried and true, a strong want but not a need, exfoliator so I’d be using it fortnightly), but all of these products are great!

    • I love Exfoliate. I have tried so many other exfoliating products and this one is the best by far. The smell reminds me of licorice which I like so it’s not bothersome.

  2. Im 575 and still no spoilers??

    • I’m getting 575 as well!

    • I’m 575 also 🙃

    • I’m also 575 but the invoice says out of stock… Anyone else have that?

      • It always says that for me

    • I’m getting 575 as well. I have combo skin, and I’m fair with dark hair & eyes.

    • 575 as well! Dark Skin, Dark Hair/Curly and Brown Eyes. Very interested to see whats in store.

  3. I’m 591 (or was it 581?) and my daughter is 575

    • I am 591 .

    • Im 591 also

    • I’m 575 but it’s the 5th and this is ALL we know? seriously?

    • I’m 591 also

    • 575 too. Fair skin, hazel eyes, red hair, & combo skin. I think I’ll love any of these so far. I’ve learned not to judge my products before I get them. I had previously been looking at the spoilers and had a bit of the green eye envy . I then receive my bag and fall in love with my selections. Separate hasn’t let me down yet.

  4. My box number ends in 609 – anyone else?

    • I’m 609, as well

    • Me too…609 here.

    • I’m 609 too.

  5. Order #’s are up !! 6583 !

    • Same 🙂

    • Yep. 583 here also 😊

    • Me too.

      • Same

  6. April will be my first month. I am very disappointed with including so much skin care. I LOVE my skin care regimen. It’s serious business – nothing to play with. I was hoping for makeup to play with. The name after all is Sephora PLAY.

    • Than play with your skin care… it is called PLAY.

    • I’m pretty sure the box is usually containing 2-3 skin care items

    • You realize that you’ll only receive ONE of these skin care products in your bag right?

    • Sephora Play is VERY heavy on the skincare samples. I haven’t received all that many makeup testers to be honest. This may not be the right box for you.

      • I strongly prefer skincare, haircare, and perfume samples.
        I actually get annoyed when I get makeup samples because they are never the muted colors that I prefer. I don’t wear a lot of makeup and am happy with the makeup I do wear.
        Skincare and perfume are my favorite things to get in these boxes, hands down.

  7. I hope to receive the ptr. If I happen to receive the
    ExfoliKate I will just use it on my bottom & not my face.

  8. I am getting box 583 🙂 I have fair combo skin.

    I hope I get the fresh mask in my box 🙂

  9. Well, two of them are aloe-free, and one has aloe as the 27th ingredient, so that one might not be too bad. But I won’t know for probably two to three weeks what I’ll be getting….

  10. I’m hoping for the Cloud Cream! I’ve been wanting to try that since I first saw it!

  11. I hope I don’t get the Cloud Cream. Silicone makes my usually not-sensitive skin break out and dimethicone is too high up in the ingredient list for me to take a chance with it.

    While I agree that ExfoliKate can be a bit rough on my face, it’s a great scrub for my hands. Last thing before bed, I’ll give them a wash with a dab of that, follow it with some SpaRitual antiaging serum and then a good slathering of moisturizer. They are so soft in the morning!

    Haven’t found at least a couple of products I like in every Play box I’ve received.

  12. I love that we get one of those skin care products and a makeup forever item!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I really want any of those skincare products except the Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream.

  13. Any of those are worth a try to me. I LOVE GOOD SKINCARE!!

  14. Just started getting this subscription last month. What do you all do with the bags? I get Ipsy too. Looking for creative uses.

    • I use them as cute organizers for small things. My self-assembled manicure kit goes in one, and I previously used others to store things like hair pieces and all my subscription box makeup and skincare that wasn’t in my current rotation. Also, I live in an apartment and don’t have a lot of space, so I keep things like my washi tape and art erasers in them. They’re also good for storing smaller things in your purse/ beach tote/ gym bag so you don’t lose them. The ipsy bags are a good size for slightly larger items like tampons and a makeup refresher kit (lip product, face mist/ blotting paper, etc.).

      They’re also great for giving gifts, especially if the present is a bunch of extra beauty samples. 🙂

    • I also sew, and I use them to organize my threads and my buttons.

    • I use them to organize each makeup item. I have a brow bag, eye cream bag, moisturizer bag, and so on. Its nice that I can just grab a bag and root through it looking for the SMALL samples I receive from all my beauty boxes

    • I’ve been using them to store panties while traveling. I turn the bags upside down for used panties. That way I can toss both the bag and undies in the wash when I’m back from my trip.

      • These are great suggestions. I get both Ipsy & Play! too. With the Play! bags, I also use one for carrying my ‘period paraphernalia’ around (that’s a popular use), another for my laundry quarters (since I can tie it to the basket – hate getting downstairs to the laundry room & realizing my quarters are upstairs). They’re good for headphones, chargers, batteries; all that small stuff that gets lost easily. I have clothing with removable straps/accessories & the Play! bags are great to store them in & hang off the hanger. Toss a soap or pot-pourri in ’em to stuff in your drawers. Using them to separate your make-up is an awesome tip too & I love the idea of keeping one for storing undies when traveling. There was a mesh bag a couple months ago that’s perfect for putting my no-show socks into & throwing the whole thing in the wash so those little socks don’t get lost but it has an open weave.

        The Ipsy pouches are fab for gift-bags & people love getting them cos they’re utilitarian, though I hang onto my fave designs. I use a pouch for keeping my stash of assorted first aid/make-up/bits & bobs so I can quickly switch purses. I have one with my car reg in it so I can find it in the glove box easily. They make for great pencil cases. They’re good passport/ticket holders too. I like taking a few with me when I travel so my stuff is organized (make-up/skin care/hair stuff) instead of one large vanity case so I know what’s in what & if something explodes en-route, any mess is limited to that one bag. Going abroad, they’re handy for holding different denominations of money so they don’t get all mixed up with your usual currency & you end up at home with a bunch of useless small bills & coins.

        There’s a ton of uses but if you find yourself with too many, donate them to a women’s shelter or charity shop. Someone will want them! PS – I re-use the pink Ipsy mailers too, just securely tape or glue paper over the original label. When I sent my Mum her last birthday present, I think she was more excited about the sparkly envelope than the actual gift. 🙂

  15. Crossing my fingers for the cloud cream. I’ve already had and used a sample of it. I still have samples of exfoilikate (never tried) and the Fresh mask that I still haven’t used. truth serum is good too.

  16. NOT THE TRUTH SERUM. I don’t even care between the other three, though I’d most like the Fresh, but the Truth Serum is a collagen builder/collagen active product and I have a medical condition that keeps me away from those as much as possible just to be on the safe side.

  17. Fresh Vitamin Nectar mask…. YES, PLEASE!

  18. I think I would be happy with any of those, the only one I have tried is the ole. I am happy it did not end up being a bunch of cleansers because I feel like those are samples all the time.

  19. Crossing my fingers I get the Fresh Vitamin Nectar. Pretty please!

  20. I am so glad I canceled. So far no good spoilers this month.

    • Me too! I just cancelled and I’m glad.

    • I cancelled too. They take too long to ship and the samples are usually really small and not deluxe size.

  21. Hoping for any of them except Exfolikate. I’ve sampled that plenty in the past, and it isn’t my favorite.

  22. Gosh it sounds like the Exfolikate is not a popular product. I’m not a fan of strong smells on my face, so I’m hoping it’s not that…

    • I’ve used it for several years on a regular basis without any problems. Ditto any of the other products in the line. Everyone has different skin and sensitivities so I wouldn’t rule it out based on another’s highly personal experience.

      • That’s true and I always give the products I receive a shot. However, I’ve found that it’s a good idea to heed warnings as my skin can be annoyingly sensitive. 🙁 I’m glad it works well for you!

  23. Never tried the Peter, I have some free sample containers of the truth serum, I already redeemed 100 points for the fresh in the past and please no exfolikate…worst one for me….pleaseeeeeeee Sephora don’t screw me over like last month giving me a $32 box when others got a better $52 box. No jinxing either 😛

  24. That exfolikate is seriously rough on my skin. I’m terrified of trying any of her stuff again, I have small deep scars on the side of my face now.

  25. I can’t never get enough serum. Would love to have OLEHENRIKSEN
    Truth Serum or all of these and no makeups.

  26. I finally caved. Those spoilers look great!

  27. I haven’t tried any of these!
    I’ll be happy with any of them.

  28. I’m always up for more Exfolikate but I still have a full tube to go through, so I’m​hoping for the PTR cream.

  29. this new sephora play! spoiler that i see tonight;

    i wish i may, i wish i might,

    have the face mask* I wish tonight.

    *Fresh: Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

    • I’m with you!!! I want that Fresh!!

  30. I am least excited for the Kate Somerville– which totally means I will get it– mostly because I have enough Dr. Brandt exfoliators to last until the end of eternity. I like the Fresh mask a lot, even if it feels like smearing orange marmalade on my face, so I’d be happy with another… and I would be pleased to try Ole or the PTR.

    • Ha ha. I never thought about it, but using that Fresh mask IS like spreading orange marmalade on your face. 😀 A few weeks ago I finished a 7-pack sampler I got last year in a Sephora GWP, and while I didn’t notice any difference (which I’m okay with), the only thing I didn’t like about it was that I’d get the little chunks in between my fingers, or they kept wanting to go on the sides of my fingers, as I was spreading it. I won’t ever purchase a full-size of this mask, but I’d happily use another sample if I ever received one again, but next time I think I’ll use a mask brush.

  31. I want the Ole Henrikson Truth Serum or the Fresh Vitamin Mask both of which are the citrusy samples. ;P

  32. Am I the only one hoping for the Exfolikate? Lol

    • No, I’d love to get that or the PTR.

    • Nope! I love that product – in fact almost all of her stuff works well for me. I’m kind of shocked so many people here don’t want it! I guess the up-side is that there will probably be a bunch of them up for swap. 🙂

  33. Hoping for the fresh mask!! I’ve been wanting to try it!! Next would be ptr moisturizer, it looks really nice I’d be happy to try! Then the truth serum, I’ve tried it before and I liked it plus I have a unused deluxe sample of sheer transformation which I believe is meant to be used after this if I remember right?

    I’d be happy with anything but the exfolikate, I just got the dr Brandt microdermabrasion in fabfitfun, which not only am I super obsessed with so I’m not looking for another exfoliating product, but the full size should last me forever!! I’d never get around to using the exfolikate so I’d probably give it away.

  34. Honestly if I get exfoliatkate I’m unsubscribing. I’ve had tons of those and this box is so hit or miss. I was hoping for new to me products

    • Same! I’ll probably end up getting it because I always get the worst box! Sephora needs to equal the value of the boxes out better or I’m cancelling too…

  35. I’d like the Truth Serum or the Cloud Cream. Or both really. Lol

    • Me too!

  36. Ok I’m hooked again. My first Play box was Feb and that was terrible so I cancelled. And then march looked amazing. Here’s hoping it a good box. I love MUFE.

  37. I really want the PTR! Please not the Exfolikate! The smell is AWFUL.

  38. Does anyone know when they will be launching the bigger box?

    • I knew Birchbox was launching a larger box, where did you hear that Play! Was doing the same?

      • The Makeup news! follow Jenluvsreviews on youtube 😉

        • Kelsqi, Thanks for sharing!

    • I’d love that if they do.

  39. Anything but the ExfoliKate. I mean I would like to try it but I really had bad experiences with exfoliating treatments I don’t want to risk it. Anyway I’m excited!!!😁

  40. I’ve received so many samples of the Exfolikate and Truth Serum. Really don’t want more of those. The other two would be fun to try. I really wish they wouldn’t send some of us old products while others get to try new things.

    • The “old” products are new to a lot of people. I’ve had only one sample of exfoli Kate, and I’ve never tried the others.

    • I’ve never received any of these products. I have received five different boxes since March 2016. Excited to try any of them.

    • hey! I would prefer Exfolikate or the Truth Serum over the other two!

  41. Totally want the mask of moisturizer. The dr Brandt exfoliator from boxy charm has my set for life lol

    • Or* me*

  42. Wow, these all look great. I’d be happy with any of them.

  43. Must have all of them! 😍

  44. I wish we were getting all four they all happen to be very good Products …

  45. I wish we were getting all four they all happen to be very good brands ..

  46. I can’t wait!!! I really want the fresh mask:) 🙂 🙂

  47. I REALLY hope I do not get the Exfolikate. I got some a while ago and the smell is so noxious it made me physically ill. As in, I actually threw up it was so disgusting. If I end up with that crap in my first ever Sephora Play box I will be cancelling real quick.

  48. Will be happy with any of them!

  49. Great samples! I do hope to not get ExfoliKate – I have sensitive skin and when I got some in a PopSugar box a while back I ended up throwing it out. I could really use more moisturizers and serums though!

  50. Exciting, I haven’t tried any of those samples!

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