Play! by Sephora January Review

by Lisa on Tuesday: Feb 02, 2016

This is month five of the Play! by Sephora subscription box, and I continue to enjoy this box and look forward to receiving it. For those who have been waiting, it sounds like Sephora will be releasing more slots to get in on this subscription in the near future. For now, I believe it’s still only available in select markets.

January Play! by Sephora Box

As always, this is a subscription box I pay for on my own, and I am not affiliated with Sephora in any way.

January Play! by Sephora Box Contents

This box’s theme is “No appointment necessary” – meaning no need to go get botox, etc. To me, this means that some of these products must be rather powerful.

Sephora - Highlighter and Perfume

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight – For a subscription box that’s known for sending only sample sizes, this seems to be a full size! When I used it, I went very light on the application and liked the glow it gave me. This seems like the kind of highlighter that can be as subtle or as not-subtle as you want it to be.

Tocca Beauty Isabel – I’ve received a few Tocca perfume samples from regular Sephora orders in the past, and I’ve never really liked any of them before, so I didn’t have high hopes for this. After smelling it in the sampler, I thought maybe I was wrong. But, I’ve been wearing it today, and I must say I’m sick of it. It’s not a bad smell, but it’s just a little too overpowering.

Sephora - Dr. Brandt and Living Proof

Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray – I’ve been loving Living Proof products this past year, especially the styling products. I tried this one out on its own without any other pre-blowdry products, and it left my hair very soft and manageable. I will be using this again, for sure.

Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More – I haven’t given this one a shot yet, but based on the description, this sounds like one of those powerful products I mentioned above. I am kind of curious to try it on some of my trouble areas, so we’ll see.

Sephora - Mask and Peel

Sephora Collection Eye Mask – There were a few different variations of this product you could receive, and mine came with the green tea version. I just got through trying it right before writing this post, and I actually quite enjoyed it. It was very cooling and comfortable, and was to be worn for 15 minutes. My main gripe with masks in general is the waiting time, because it means I will need to be without my glasses for that time period (which means I can’t do most things because I’m super near sighted). However with the shape and size of this mask, I was able to wear my glasses as I waited! Also, it should be noted that I have pretty bad dark circles and when I took the mask off, they looked significantly reduced.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula – This is the other product in the box that I haven’t tried just yet. I’ve never tried a facial peel before, so I have no idea how my skin might react to it. Another one to report back on.

Overall, I’m very happy with this box. There were a lot of fun new products to try and a few that I’m still looking forward to trying. Also, with some of the items like the highlighter, I know the products will actually last me quite a while.


What is the best face mask you’ve ever tried, and what made it so good?

Do you feel my pain about the glasses + face mask dilemma?

6 Responses to “Play! by Sephora January Review”

  1. Hollie says:

    That is such an interesting box, I never knew that was something you could do. I’ve done a few chemical peels before and I will say my skin did feel a lot better. I have very sensitive skin so I’m pretty cautious of what goes on my face.

    • Lisa says:

      It’s good to know that even with sensitive skin, the peels didn’t affect your skin negatively. I’m going to give these samples a try soon and we’ll see how my skin reacts!

  2. Sana says:

    This look awesome I want a slot! hahah I am with you on the glasses issues!

  3. I’m very curious about the Needles No More product! Please update us on whether or not you like it. : )

    This is by far the best mask I’ve ever used:

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    The 7000+ positive reviews on Amazon convinced me to give it a shot. It’s amazing how quickly I felt my skin tightening and clearing after rinsing it off. My once criticism is that it’s SO MESSY! That definitely deters me from using it as much as I should.

    • Lisa says:

      I will definitely update on how the Needles No More works out! I will have to check out that mask – I love products that make a difference fast!

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