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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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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