January’s Sephora PLAY! Box (2017)

Hello again my beauties!  I hope you’re having a great day and that you are ready to explore the items I got in my Sephora PLAY! box this month! 

I am so sorry I didn’t post this blog yesterday. My poor Sookie has an ear infection and I had to take her to the vet!  We have to give her two different types of medicine once a day, and let’s just say she is not my biggest fan right now. She does, however, like to come and sleep by me while I do homework. 🐶💜


On to all things beauty!  Yesterday I received my Sephora PLAY! box, and I couldn’t be more excited…ok I could and you’ll see why!

Here is what the box looks like when you first open it…


There is a thin card attached to the information sheet, and this will give you 50 extra Beauty Insider points with any purchase. This is a bonus feature that comes with the box every month. 

They always send you information about each product. They tell you why they selected it, how to use it/apply it and usually an extra tip/ingredients or about the brand. I love that this is included because it helps me become more knowledgeable about the product, in case I want to purchase the full size. 

Here is an example…


The first item I received is a perfume packet. Every month Sephora will choose a perfume sample to place in the box. It’s guaranteed that you will receive a perfume sample. This month it is Pinrose’s Wild Child. As you can see in the photo above, it is a mixture of florals, vanilla, and amber. I’m not sure if it’s a one time use, so I haven’t opened it up yet. 


The next item is a Ouai Treatment Masque for damaged hair. I have heard amazing things about Ouai hair care products, so I am looking forward to using this masque. It does say that it is geared more towards dry hair, so I may use it on my ends. 


The item I grabbed next was a boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++. It is oil free, which is perfect for me because I have extremely oily skin. It says on the package that it is a “Self-adjusting shade for all skin types.”  I have heard Serein Wu (one of my favorite beauty influencers) speak highly about boscia products and so of course, I can’t wait to try this out. I’ve never tried a b.b. cream before which makes me wonder how my skin will like it. 


Another exciting product that I received was by Caudalíe Resveratrol [Lift].  This is a face lifting moisturizer and it has an SPF 20. I bet this product works wonders!  I may be young, but I could use some help. (Side note: The first thing that came to mind when I saw the word resveratrol, was the Real Housewives of Orange County!  I know that sounds funny, but it was from the whole Vicki and Brooks situation. Too funny.)


The next product I grabbed out of my bag was Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. It’s like a lip balm/gloss with a hint of color. It mentions that you can build the color up, and that it’s very hydrating. I love the name and I like that it’s something I can just throw in my purse as a backup in case I forget to put on lipstick.  Also excited to try this out!


The last product I received was such a surprise, and I was beyond ecstatic to see it!  I now have a sample of the tarte FRXXXTION Stick. 😱 I have been wanting to try this for months, but was afraid to purchase it in case I didn’t like it. Now I can test it out and see if it’s going to be a good fit for my skin!  It’s so tiny and cute, and also good for travel. 


I feel like Sephora really hit it out of the park this month. They definitely have met my expectations and have raised the bar for 2017 PLAY! boxes. 

Between my ipsy glam bag and my Sephora PLAY! box, I would definitely have to say the PLAY! box was the better of the two. The PLAY! box is harder to get than the ipsy glam bags. I was on a wait list for a few months for the box, whereas the glam bag you can sign up for at any time. I believe the box is worth the wait list, and both are about the same in price. ($10 plus tax I think.) 

Thank you for being patient with me and for hanging out with me today!  I plan on posting again this weekend, so stay tuned for the next blog post. 

School started this week, and I’m taking 4 classes plus a lab. I’m going to do my best to post 3 times a week (Tues., Thurs., & Sat. 🤞🏻), and if I need to go down to twice a week, I will definitely let you know!

Thank you again beauties. I hope you have a great weekend!

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