I finally got my Sephora Play Box for January 2017 they seem to come later and later. This months theme is Beauty, Set, Go. Stellar products are only the beginning. Happy You Year! It’s time for a fresh start: this January, detox and refuel your beauty routine with a selection of super-effective ultra-hydrating skincare, makeup, and hair care. We’re beginning 2017 with an innovative on-the-go cleanser stick, game-changing moisturizers, and more essentials that will keep you motivated all year-long.
The bag is a weird plasticy bag with mesh on one side. I guess if you have a tee tiny wet bikini you could use it for that? Or tee tiny workout shorts. The majority of wet items I would have to carry in a mesh bag, the bag would need to be AHEM bigger. Anyway!
Ouai Haircare Treatment Masque
A restorative healing mask that’s formulated to repair damage in minutes, leaving strands incredibly soft and smooth after just one treatment. Made with Artichoke Leaf Extract to seal the cuticle and protect hair from future damage.
– Repairs damaged hair
– Increases resistance to future damage
– Mends split ends
What else you need to know:
Jen’s style tip: headed to the gym or spa? Work this treatment through strands before a sweat session, let the heat help it penetrate your hair, and rinse. This product is suitable for all hair types, except very fine hair.
Well I have very fine hair….I will send this to Crystal to try! I didn’t snap a photo, but there is a seal on the tube, which is always a good thing!
Full size $32, Sample is $6.67. Now I should say, the full size is really 8 treatment masks at .3 oz each. This sample is .5 oz…so it larger than the regular – so I would assume this could be used more than 1 time….
tarte Frxxxtion Stick
A twist-up, 3-in-1 facial cleansing stick.
- diatomaceous earth microexfoliants: fossilized sea algae that absorb surface oil and toxins while acting as a gentle exfoliant
Product performance: Get your quick frxxxtion fix with this 3-in-1 exfoliator, cleanser and face mask all in one portable, solid-to-suds stick. With a clarifying cleansing gel powered by the Rainforest of the Sea™ complex and suspended diatomaceous earth microexfoliants, the vegan friendly formula draws out surface oil and reduces shine, while purifying pores for the deepest clean possible. The hypoallergenic gel stick gently sloughs away dead surface cells and polishes skin as it cleanses to fight dullness and pump up the radiance. Great for all skin types, it can be used on a regular basis without stripping skin’s moisture or left on as a treatment mask to absorb toxins and reveal smooth, sexy, glowing skin. Ideal for the on-the-go gal, this travel friendly cleanser features a targeted, straight-to-skin applicator that can be massaged directly onto the face so you can get dirty and then sparkle clean all in one frxxxtion fix.
How to use:
2. Apply directly onto damp skin in circular motions along the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.
3. Using your fingertips, continue to massage formula all over the face and then rinse thoroughly.
4. Apply 2-3 times a week for best results. You can also wear it as a treatment mask, leaving it on skin for 10 minutes before rinsing.
5. Wipe the excess product from applicator to secure the cap tightly after each use.
Full size is $22, Sample is $4.84
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
An intensely moisturizing combination of honey (a natural humectant used since ancient times), propolis (a healing antiseptic found in beehives) and amino acid-rich royal jelly, it enhances skin renewal for a younger appearance.
This super hydrating mask with natural honey sugars is rich in amino acids and essential B vitamins.
It gently warms and transforms into a rich cream as it’s massaged into the face, soothing and revitalizing the skin.
The ingenious magnetic spatula attaches to the top so you’ll never lose it. (hmmm don’t think the sample size has this).
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Dullness and uneven texture
If you want to know more…
This face mask enhances and hydrates the skin for a younger appearance. It features an intensely moisturizing combination of honey (a natural humectant used since ancient times), propolis (antiseptic found in beehives), and amino acid-rich royal jelly. Echinacea GreenEnvy™ is a unique variant of echinacea purpurea, which contains the highest known concentration of the phytochemical cichoric acid—a potent, natural antioxidant that enhances hydration and the purifying benefits of honey. The balm gently warms and transforms into a rich cream as it’s massaged into the skin for an indulgent experience.
How to use:
First cleanse and tone the skin then use the spatula to scoop the mask and spread a thick layer gently across the face from forehead to chin (avoiding direct contact with eye and lip areas).
Massage for 1-2 minutes while it warms and transforms into a white cream. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. Follow with your favorite Farmacy day or night treatment.
Full size is $56, Sample is $4.37.
AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact
A multifunctional cushion that delivers the perfect blend of skin care and coverage, with weightless buildable coverage and effortless perfection. It helps with dryness, dullness and uneven texture
If you want to know more…
Blur the line between skin care and makeup. This versatile Color Control Cushion Compact perfects the complexion with weightless, buildable coverage, while potent Asian botanicals deeply hydrate, protect from free-radical damage, and brighten skin for a naturally flawless finish. Powerful broad-spectrum SPF 50+ defends against daily exposure to UVA and UVB rays without the typical white cast left from high sun protection content in other foundations. Housed in a convenient compact, this cushion is excellent for everyday use. Apply as the last step in your skin care regimen or on its own for instant perfection that is never messy or cakey.
AmorePacific is one of Seoul’s most popular luxury beauty brands Their innovative, skin-soothing complexion formulas are just the thing for keeping skin moisturized and looking great.
-Using puff applicator, press down lightly onto pre-saturated cushion sponge to capture product.
-For maximum coverage, pat evenly over face.
-For light coverage, smooth over face using sweeping motion.
-Use in the morning and reapply regularly throughout the day if desired.
Full size is $60, Sample is $5.71
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create something wonderful and yours alone. Sheer, glossy. Emollient-rich and very lightweight. This color is a cult-classic for Clinique.
Black Honey was created in 1971 as a color that would look good on any skin tone, the shade is a mainstay on must-have and best-of lists. The deep, blackened raisin hue instantly caught on, an remained a success – today, someone in the U.S. buys a Black Honey lipstick every three minutes! I know Clinique has other products with “black honey” as the name and color.
You really get a decent sample size to give this a good try. I love it!
The color looks scary when you first look at it, but it really is sheer and a great color! I love it.
Full size is $17, Sample is $9.71
Final Thoughts and Value
I love the lipstick and the Farmacy face mask are the items I am most excited about. I will try the hair mask. I had the Frxxxtion stick in a set I ordered and returned around the holidays. It is such an odd product, but I will give it a try. I had purchased the set for something else in it – and I didn’t like it which is why I returned it – I never tried this stick.
Final Value is $31.30, a good value. I have seen that other people got some different products in their boxes that I would have liked 🙂
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