You may or may not have noticed that I didn't mention my Sephora Play! Box in December...that's because my box never came! I was a little disappointed because the samples were ones that I was excited to try, but reaching out to Sephora's customer service was a breeze and they refunded me the $10 cost of the box and I was all set with getting my January box! The theme of January's box was "No Appointment Necessary" - meaning these were all things that would help your skin look fresh without having to visit the doctor!!
Most excited for:
I was most excited to try the eye mask. I really liked that I didn't have to sleep with the mask on - I had tried other under eye masks and you had to wear them overnight and they ended up everywhere except for my eyes! These stayed put and after only 15 minutes in the morning I noticed a difference. Very rarely do I notice a difference with masks, but my eyes felt less puffy and the dark circles were minimized. What I don't like is that it's $5 for only one mask, but I am keeping about two sets on hand to use before special events to be refreshed!
Most skeptical of:
I really didn't know what to expect from the alpha beta peel, but when I heard the word peel I instantly got nervous. I was worried that my skin was going to have an adverse reaction and end up blotchy and red like when Samantha had a peel on Sex and the City. I'm happy to report that I didn't have any mishaps and actually got to use this for three consecutive days. My skin did in fact glow after this and I noticed how much tighter it felt - probably because it reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It does tingle, but no more than any other masks I've used.
Along the same lines I was pretty weary of the Dr. Brandt Needles No More cream. This is crazy expensive for a small bottle, but it's supposedly botox in a bottle without the needles (hence the name) and the pain! I sadly can't report that I saw a huge improvement in my forehead, which was the only place I applied it to and on top of that it takes about 4 weeks using the cream twice a day to truly see results and with the small sample in the box it's impossible to get those results. I'd be interested to try the filler mask which has better reviews.
Most used products:
I have been into applying my eye makeup with sticks recently so I was exciting to try Clinque's chubby highlighting stick. This is super easy to use for adding that little bit of highlight on your cheeks and right on your brow bone! I keep it with me in my purse. Another product I keep in my gym bag is the style extender from Living Proof. I spritz a little after I'm done with my workout and my hair looks the same as it did before I worked out - I don't like to wash my hair at the gym, so this helps me get through the day! A sort of throw away product was the Tocca (Isabel) perfume. They always have one fragrance in each box and I don't really mind it because it's one of those things I keep in my desk at work and sort of forget about until I need to use it!
Was this my most favorite box? No, but it was the box that I used the products almost immediately so I was happy to get to try them out and toss the ones that I finished like the cream, peel and mask!
How do you feel about subscription boxes? Have you tried any of these products yet?
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