Now that it's been almost a month since my January PLAY! unboxing, I wanted to update you on how all the products turned out.
Youth to the People Kale + Spinach + Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cream
This was hands-down my favorite product in the January box. I went through this sample so fast that I bought the full size ($48) so I could continue to use it. Youth to the People's moisturizer has replaced my beloved Lush Enyzmion moisturizer.
CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Clinque's lipstick ($17) was another favorite this month. Black Honey is definitely not as dark as it looks in the tube, but I love this color. I'll add in a selfie below so you can see how the color looks on me.
Ouai Treatment Masque
I haven't actually used this product once since I got it, but I have used it before so I already know that I love it. The scent of this treatment masque ($32) is to die for and it makes your hair incredibly soft. I love to put this in my hair for about an hour before showering and it really hydrates my dry ends.
tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser
I like this exfoliating stick ($22), but I'm not in love with it. I think it's a great product for a quick exfoliation, but I couldn't see it replacing my other exfoliators or face masks.
Tory Burch Love Relentlessly
I'm very picky when it comes to perfumes and Tory Burch's new fragrance ($86, 1.7 oz) didn't make the cut for me. I do like the floral notes, but I just don't think that this perfume mixes very well with my body chemistry. I'll stick to Marc Jacobs' Daisy Dream ($80, 1.7 oz)
AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
I'm also super picky about foundations, and honestly, this one ($60) sucked. I felt so greasy all day. My oily skin does not work with these cushion foundations, so I won't be using this one ever again. Another thing was that the shade selection was small and neither of these shades matched my skin, and I don't think any of the other three shades would have either.
Are you subscribed to PLAY! by Sephora? If so, what products did you love and hate in your January and February boxes? Let me know in the comments!
It's time to dive into another PLAY! by Sephora unboxing! February's theme was "The Soft Side," very fitting for the month of love, I think. This month was all about showing natural beauty, so let's jump into the products that can help you look radiant this month.
CLINIQUE Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer
First up this month was the CLINIQUE Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer ($29.50). I love the CLINIQUE Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50), so I'm excited to try another product from the Pep-Start line. This moisturizer/primer claims to instantly blur imperfections while providing all-day hydration. It can also be applied over your makeup for quick fixes throughout the day. I'll probably be trying this as a primer since I'm too obsessed with my Youth to the People moisturizer right now to let that one go.
Too Face Lip Injection Glossy in Milkshake
This sheer tinted gloss claims to visibly plump lips instantly while also acting as a sort of lip balm and softening your lips all the time. I've heard that Too Faced's Lip Injection Glossy ($22) can tingle on the lips but isn't as strong as the Lip Injection Extreme. It recommends trying it every day for 30 days to see an improvement of the softness of your lips, so I guess that's what I will do starting today. I will report back.
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Nude
The next thing in the box was another lip product. The tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue ($19) is a sheer lip balm with that hydrates and nurtures lips with a soft natural tint. Some of its ingredients include algae and marine flower extract, coconut oil, and vitamin E. It's vegan-friendly which is pretty cool as well. We'll see if this lip balm can give my beloved Glossier Balm dotcom ($12) a run for its money.
SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara
I love that Sephora decided to include a product from its own collection in this month's box. I'm always wanting to try their products but I'm never sure which ones are worth my precious dollars. SEPHORA COLLECTION's nylon-infused mascara ($12) seems to be right up my alley, though, with both lengthening and volumizing effects. Maybe I've just found my new go-to mascara.
I'll start by saying that I probably won't like this perfume. It's warm and spicy fragrance comes from notes of caramel, vanilla, benzion, and white musk. I haven't smelled it yet, but I'm sure Prada CANDY ($90, 1.7 oz) really does smell like candy.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
I've actually tried this product before and I can tell you that I like it. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream ($30) is infused with coffee beans, ginseng root, and magnolia extract to calm redness, fight aging, and energize your eyes. All things that I definitely need being a very tired college student.
What are you guys excited to try in this month's box? Let me know in the comments!