Play! by Sephora: January 2017

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Play! by Sephora: January 2017

Play! by Sephora: January 2017

Before I get started I want to apologize for the lack of posts around here. I have a ton of things I can’t wait to post, but my anxiety has gotten the best of me this past week. It’s really difficult trying to swatch, apply makeup, and even type when you’re feeling all kinds of shaky. But today I exchanged my morning coffee for some herbal tea and tried my best to handle my business. Thankfully I started feeling better the deeper into my work I got. I’m not sure if it was skipping caffeine or that I just had something positive to focus on. Either way I’ll take it!

So I’m going to start off with my latest Play! by Sephora box. I finally got myself a box of winners! I feel like it’s been a while.

Play! by Sephora: January 2017

First up is the tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser. I’ve read a few reviews on this exfoliator and couldn’t wait to give it a try. So I was really excited to see it included in this month’s box. The sample size is pretty generous too. And I love the purple packaging. It’s a 3-in-1 product. It’s a cleanser, exfoliator, and a mask all in one. It’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive. To use, you twist it up, apply directly onto dampened skin using circular motions, then gently massage with your fingertips and rinse. I know that applying directly to your skin might be unsanitary, but I actually like the idea. I love my charcoal masks, but they can be messy. I’m forever having to get that stuff out from under my fingernails afterward. This straight-to-skin applicator was so much easier and cleaner!

Overall, I really loved the tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser. It played nice with my sensitive skin. It did leave my skin feeling a little dry afterward, but it wasn’t too bad. It didn’t feel tight or anything like that. And I didn’t notice any scent.

I was also really happy to see another Caudalie product. I loved the Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet I received in November’s box. The Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 sounds like another winner to me. It’s an anti-aging daytime moisturizer that combines resveratrol and hyaluronic acid to lift, firm, and plump skin.

I’m always on the lookout for a good hair mask to add to my collection. The Ouai Treatment Masque sounds promising. It’s a restorative healing mask that claims to leave strands incredibly soft and smooth after just one treatment. I’ll have to put that to the test for sure. Until then what I can tell you is that it smells amazing!

I could have sworn that I already had a sample of the boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++, but I don’t. I’m not too big on BB Creams, but I’ll definitely give this one a try. I don’t think I’ve tried much from the brand so it’ll be fun to experiment.

Play! by Sephora: January 2017

The CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick sounds interesting. It’s a transparent lipstick that fuses with the natural tone of your lips to create a lip shade that’s unique to you. It doesn’t look anywhere near as scary as it does in the tube. Especially with a name like Black Honey which is the shade I received. This actually ended up surprising me. It glided onto my lips so easily. It does build up a bit, but it’s still pretty sheer. On me it looks like a sheer berry shade. It’s a beautiful neutral shade. And it doesn’t look super glossy which is a plus. I’ll have to work it into a look to show you just how pretty it is. I’ve added this to my loves list because I’m definitely going to purchase the full size. I just think it’s perfect for those days you don’t want to fuss over what to wear.

I really wish I could tell you about the PINROSE Wild Child, but this month I received a towlette instead of a sample bottle. Since I’m writing this super early in the morning, a time when I don’t reach for perfume, I can’t exactly test it out. Because once I open the packet it’ll dry up and then I won’t be able to use it. And judging by the notes listed on Sephora’s website, it seems like something I’ll like. So I’m going to hold onto this until I’m ready to get dressed. I seriously hope I don’t see anymore of these towelettes. Trying to convince me that it’s perfect for on-the-go as if the tiny sample bottles aren’t just as travel friendly is rather insulting.

Aside from the towlette, everything in this month’s box is new to me and for the most part pretty exciting. I’ve even added a few to my loves list so that I can purchase full sizes.

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