New Year Sephora Play! Box

**Bought It**

The first Play! Box of the new year from Sephora! I was so excited to see what products I could be buying with all of my Christmas Sephora gift cards. For me, this box was just average. I was not super excited about any of these products and I did not get a fragrance which is ok, and this sounds strange, but I look forward to my little fragrance sample each month. It gives me a peek into the news smells and I actually do buy full size from a lot of the bags I get. So bummer for that!
CILS BOOSTER XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base
I actually have this product already and use it when I am going to for an all night look. I have used other mascara primers and this one is on par. My lashes are long to begin with so I usually don't need to pry them out to begin with. Using this product allows me to use less mascara to plump and add that extra length. I usually just add one or two coats of regular mascara mostly for color since the base already did the lengthening and lifting. 
Photo Finish Primerizer
I am a huge fan of ALL of SMASHBOX primers. This one is no different. It is super lightweight, almost moisturizer like, and leaves my skin feeling prepped. Like most products out in the beauty world today, this is a multifunctional product that includes hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. This means it not only helps prep your skin for makeup, but it also helps keep it hydrated throughout the day. 
SUPERCLEANSE Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
I am a huge fan of GLAMGLOW. While most people are scared by their price point, I truly see that their product works so, for me, it's worth every penny. I have not tried this cleanser prior to getting it in my Play! Box so I was pumped to check it out. With all GLAMGLOW products, it smells amazing. It goes on super smooth and foams up nicely. My skin didn't feel dry after rinsing and a little bit goes a long way. All awesome. I will most likely be buying a full size when I am done with my current cleanser. 
Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
This is an OLEHENRIKSEN version of the clay mask. It smells amazing and feels so amazing when applying. I use clay masks often, so I am happy to add another one to my stash. My tip for clay mask use.... If you can warm the tube between your hands, under your leg, in your pocket (anywhere on your body for that matter) so that it applies smoother. Clay does get a little harder when it's cold, so you want to make sure your product is at room temperature or warmer to make for an easier application. 
Pep-Start Eye Cream
I really have been digging CLINIQUE products lately. I have a couple of their "pep- start" products which are designed to start off your day with a rejuvenating start. This one is for your eyes. Everyone could use a little moisture and brightening on their under eye area. To make it part of your everyday routine is easy and important. Apply a small amount on to your ring finger and dab lightly under your eye until it's applied evenly. Why the ring finger? You will be less likely to use a lot of pressure with that finger as opposed to your index finger.
Don't Despair, Repair! Mask
Ok, I now have 4 samples of this product. I happen to have a backlog of deep conditioning masks. I don't use them regularly, which I probably should, but I rarely have the time. I love BRIOGEO products. I use their Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Creme regularly as a daily repair system. This one, I'm not sure! I haven't tried it. If you have any insight, I would love to hear it!

So, overall I am not super excited about this box but I am happy with the products I got. I will use them all, but most will go into stock piles. My February box will be here soon so hopefully it's full of redemption products... one can dream right?

Did you get this box? What did you think? Do you currently use any of the products above?


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