Play! By Sephora Beauty Subscription Box for January

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My Play! by Sephora Beauty Subscription box for January was a pretty good one!

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January's theme is Beauty, Set, Go! The bag is a synthetic mesh and plastic-y stuff with a bright orange ribbon tie and "Sweat is Just Another Way to Glow" printed on it. I know it's a whole New Year's Resolution thing but please, don't give me sweat talk on my beauty bag. Ick.

There were six products in this box. One is not in this photo; a blister pack of the Amore Pacific Cushion Foundation. It contains chemical sunscreen, which is on my No Fly List and I passed it along before I took these pictures. Other than the no-go foundation samples, the items in my box are all things I was excited to try.

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OUAI Treatmet Masque. 8 X 0.3 oz Treatments, $32.00. I literally opened the bag, pulled this tube out, squealed with excitement, took my hair down and applied the contents to my tresses and put it back up to "marinate" overnight. In the morning, I washed my hair and it. felt. incredible. I want a full size of this stuff. I want a fifty-five gallon drum of this stuff! I do wish that the full size were a big tube, not tiny foil packettes. I have longish, thick hair and I'd run through those packettes alarmingly fast!

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Tarte Frxxxtion Stick Exfoliating Cleanser, 1 oz. $22.00. I honestly wasn't expecting much from this multitasking cleansing/exfoliating balm/gel/scrubby stuff. The grains are very fine and I thought, when I was testing it out that there was no. way. that such fine scrubbies would give my skin the level of exfoliation it demands. Boy, was I ever wrong! When I rinsed it off and patted my face dry, my complexion was sparkling fresh and clean and felt as smooth as satin. And, it didn't leave my skin feeling dried out or stripped. HUGE plus. Buy a full size? I'd strongly consider it. Maybe I'll grab one during the spring VIB sale.

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Clinique Almost Lipstick - Black Honey, $17.00. This cult classic Clinique lippie claims to be universal, flattering all skin tones. I was skeptical. I mean, look at it! It's alarmingly dark, in the tube. Ah, but apply it. The texture is balmy and smooth, imparting a tint that makes my lips look berry or wine stained and yes... The shade is very flattering! Wear time is short, requiring touch ups from time to time but it's easy enough to smack on even without a mirror and not mess it up. This lippie is comfortable and doesn't dry out my very delicate, fussy lips. Would I go for a full size? Yeah. I think I would.

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Youth to the People Kale + Spinach + Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cream, 2 oz. 48.00. This palest green gel creme formula moisturizer arrived in a petite glass jar. There seems to be enough to give me a good idea whether or not this would work for me. I haven't had a chance to try it, yet as I am wear testing something else, right now but I'll let ya know how it performs when I get to it. I am encouraged as it contains beneficial botanicals and Hyaluronic Acid, one of my skin's power ingredients.

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Tory Burch Love Relentlessly, price varies. This beautiful, vivacious floral combines notes of Pink Pepper, Rose, Orris and Sandalwood that delights my senses. I'm not a huge fan of woods but I do like Sandalwood, in controlled doses and this fragrance contains just the right amount. I like this scent so much and I want a big bottle of it!

So, there we have it, folks. January Play! by Sephora is a hit, overall. The "bonus" Amore Pacific foundation sample was a non starter but the rest of the products I have/will use and enjoy and there are a couple that I definitely want to repurchase.

Play! by Sephora Monthly Beauty Subscription Box is $10.00 a month and is as easy to get started as supplying your e-mail address. There is a waiting list but it shouldn't be too long. The service bills to the credit/debit card you keep on file with your Sephora account. While I have had a box or two that didn't make my socks roll up and down; overall I am very pleased with the products I have been receiving and I am happy to continue my subscription for the time being.

Do you subscribe to Play! by Sephora? What do you think of the service and the products you have been receiving? If you don't subscribe, do you think that you may? Please do tell.

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33 comments

  1. We got the same stuff. I'm going to take your advice & do the overnight thing with the hair mask. BTW, I'm in a doctor's waiting room & was using their wifi. They blocked your site LOL 😂 no one else's just yours. What are you doing behind the scenes????

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  2. Not a bad selection! The only problem with subscribing to beauty box services is that one ends up with thousands of samples!!!!!

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    1. I only have the one, so I don't have too many samples but I do meed to make a point of using them up!

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  3. Some nice products inside. I kind of want to subscribe to it now, lol.

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    1. It's a great subscription and it's affordable!

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  4. Great bag, I would be happy with it!

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  5. This is good value for $10! And this month seems like a good one :)

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    1. It is a good one. I like and am using everything but the foundation I received.
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  6. I had the same bag but my fragrance opened and everything was stinky from it. My favorite item is the Tarte Fixxation and I've been using it in the shower.

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    1. Bummer that your fragrance broke but yeah! That Tarte stick is so good! It gets my skin so soft and smooth.

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  7. Ohh this is a good one! I've really wanted to try exfoliating sticks, they seem so interesting!

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    1. I like this one. I may get a full size.

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  8. I kind of want to try that tarte stick!

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    1. I really like it. It does a good exfoliation but it isn't too harsh. (At least according to my skin. ;) )

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  9. I really want to try the OUAI Treatment Masque

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    1. That stuff is the legit shit. I was a 50 gallon drum of that hair mask!

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  10. Great bag! I want a full size of Love Relentlessly as well, my sample is almost gone!

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    1. It's such a gorgeous fragrance, isn't it?

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  11. I think that this is one of the best boxes that they've sent out so far. That hair mask sounds awesome.

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  12. This sub box is THE BEST! $10 you can't beat it.

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  13. That's a pretty great selection! I'm really interested in the Tarte stick.

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    1. The Tarte stick is so good. My skin feels amazing after I use it.

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  14. I just got my Play box and sadly had to unsubscribe, because #toomuchstuff #bloggerproblems. I still have the December one sitting in the box, unopened. Love the look of the products, and the baggie itself! I'll definitely be back as soon as my backlog gets a little lighter.

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  15. That's actually one of my favorite lipsticks! I also have it in an eyeshadow

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    1. I've seen the eye shadow and it looks so pretty!

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  16. What a great box! I've never thought much of that Tarte exfoliator either, but maybe I should give it a try. Also, I've never tried Black Honey and that needs to change!

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    1. Black Honey is so pretty and wearable. It would look pretty on you.

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