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Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription box program. Each month subscribers will receive a box of deluxe samples, along with an exclusive PLAY! BOOK — packed with helpful advice — and a PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for a free one-on-one learning session with a beauty expert. The six product samples in your PLAY! by SEPHORA box are from the same prestige brands Sephora carries in store and online, and they are sized to use multiple times.
The January 2018 Play! by Sephora theme is “Happy You Year” and included the following items:
~fresh Rose Floral Toner (20mL) ($3.20): I’ve probably mentioned it a dozen times, but I love getting toner in subscription boxes. This is a little different than the type of toner I am used to though. This is used for setting makeup and refreshing the skin throughout the day and not in your daily cleansing routine. The full-sized one has a mister so you can spray on your face. I may end transferring this into a spray bottle to get the full effects of it.
~smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer (0.13fl.oz) ($5.46): This is a face primer and moisturizer in one. It’s lightweight and really is quite moisturizing. I’m impressed! It’s $42 for a full-size bottle, which isn’t that bad considering it does the job of two products.
~LANCÔME CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base (.07fl.oz) ($9.39): This is a mascara base – not a mascara. It is designed to condition and prime lashes to maximize results. I have lash extensions, so I didn’t get a chance to test this out one. It gets great reviews on Sephora and has been around for years, both of which are great signs.
~Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream (3mL) ($5.30): This is a brightening and hydrating eye cream that features a blend of peptides. It did help with puffiness and felt very hydrating, but I couldn’t tell if this made my under eye area brighter.
~Glam Glow Supercleanse Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser (15g) ($3.20): Can we get GlamGlow in every monthly box? I love this brand! It doesn’t smell the best, but it left my skin feeling clean (not stripped) and glowing.
~Alterna Haircare Replenishing Shampoo & Conditioner (~$2): The final item in my box was a Shampoo and Conditioner sample packet. There was probably enough in here for two uses, but I only used it once. I love this brand and thought this worked well on my hair, but at $34 for the full-size, it’s a little pricey for me.
All totaled I came up with a value of $28.55 for my January 2018 Play! by Sephora box. That’s nearly 3x the cost of the box, and I’m pleased with it!