Blogmas: Play! by Sephora – December 2017

Hi, guys! Here it is, Decembers box. I am so excited for this! It’s the last box of the year and one of the bests. For anyone unfamiliar with Play! by Sephora, it’s a monthly subscription box where you receive 5 deluxe samples and one perfume sample for $10.00 USD a month. Learn more about Play! by clicking here.

Without further ado, here is what I received this month!


CLINIQUE – Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen in 01 $21.00 USD

“What it is:
A 24-hour wear, eyeliner pen that delivers precise, dramatic lines.

What it does:
Apply eyeliner like a pro. This mistake-proof liquid liner creates a clean line in one steady sweep. Its tapered, precision brush design makes it easy to paint on pure, deep color for thin to thick lines that won’t budge.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is ophthalmologist- and allergy-tested, safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, and is 100 percent free of fragrance.”

I am so excited to try this! When I first saw this I was happy to see it because I’m always open to trying a new eyeliner. But then I opened it and saw it is a brush tip! Most eyeliners have felt tips which are fine but I really prefer brush tips, they just seem to work better for me. As you can see from swatches, you can achieve designs, a thick or thin line. It is quite pigmented.

MAKE UP FOR EVER – Artist Rouge Lipstick in Fuchsia Pink $22.00 USD

“What it is:
An innovative, bold lipstick that provides long-wearing, show-stopping color and endless creamy comfort.

What it does:
Now saturated with 25 percent more pigment than the original Rouge Artist, Artist Rouge Lipstick brings bold color impact to lips that make a statement. This extremely pigmented formula not only provides intense, opaque color but boasts an ultra-creamy, non-drying formula that hydrates the lips for ultimate comfort. Its unique, precision shaped bullet allows for easy, defined application while the long wear formula will not bleed or feather. Artist Rouge is a bold collection that is professionally curated to include the most flattering shades across all color families—with a perfect match for each and every skin tone. It features two finishes: a matte for an ultra-matte yet velvety finish that won’t feel dry and a cream for intense color with a natural-looking, creamy finish.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates”

This lipstick looks so lovely. It’s a fuchsia but not too in your face like most. It’s really creamy, swatched beautifully. I rarely wear pink lipstick but nevertheless, I can’t wait to wear this!




Laura Mercier – Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Au Naturel. $29.00 USD

“What it is:
A long-lasting, creamy eyeshadow stick that can also line, highlight, and create smoky looks.

What it does:
This multitasking eyeshadow stick delivers both easy application and high-definition, long-lasting color. Long-wearing, transfer-proof, and crease-resistant, the color glides seamlessly onto lids and blends and layers beautifully with a rich pigment-payoff. It features a myriad of shades and finishes to deliver endless options for an effortlessly beautiful eyes that stand out both day and night.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product was dermatologist tested.”

SO. EXCITED. I received this in the shade “Rose Gold” earlier and the year and have loved that. This shade is nude khaki and it just looks lovely. I’ve been looking for a shade like this for years and I can’t wait to play with this! Might have to wear it for Christmas.

Caudalie – Vine[Activ] Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream $39.00 USD

“Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An anti-wrinkle eye treatment that supports natural microcirculation, alleviates dark circles, and smooths out eye and lip contours.

Solutions for:
– Dark circles
– Puffiness
– Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
Packed with lifting peptides, de-puffing fern extracts, licorice extract, and horse chestnut, this gentle, quick-absorbing cream energizes the sensitive eye and lip area, improving the look of dark circles and puffiness. This patented technology is powered by Caudalie’s Anti-Cell Burnout Complex™, a blend that combines grapeseed polyphenols with spruce extract to kick-start the cells’ natural antioxidant defenses, essentially teaching the skin how to better protect itself. The complex is further enriched with collagen-boosting vitamin C and radiance-enhancing vitamin E to leave eyes and lips looking brighter and healthier.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates”

Who doesn’t love trying new eye creams? This is much more affordable than the eye cream I swear by and Caudalie is one of my favorite brands. I can’t wait to use this and hopefully, some of the claims will be true!

Drybar – Triple Sec 3-in-1 $26.00 USD

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
An airy dry spray that creates instant texture, volume, and body.

Key benefits:
– Extends your blowout
– Creates a tousled look
– Adds texture

If you want to know more…
Triple Sec 3-in-1 is the instant volume and texture refresher. Perfect for refreshing limp locks, it provides soft, matte texture for a perfectly tousled look. It amplifies flat hair for intense volume and fullness, and absorbs light oils, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates”

When I saw this I was actually disappointed. I’ve tried one item from Drybar, also in a Play! box, and was really disappointed. It was this weird dry shampoo that practically sprayed foundation all over my hair. Bad experience to say the least. But then I was happy to receive this! This looks really promising, it claims it will refresh, add volume and texture. That sounds great to me! This also sprays clear, so that is a relief.


Stella McCartney – Stella $25.00 USD – $96.00 USD

“The first scent from Stella McCartney, STELLA, is a homage to the English rose, and an effortless expression of femininity. The refined floral evokes a rose in full bloom in a traditional English garden with a sultry amber contrast. Beautiful and unapologetically feminine, STELLA’s scent composition is approachable and enduring.

Soft rosy floral top notes drive the fragrance, subtly balanced with sharp, fresh mandarin essence and light peony flower. Intensifying and elongating the opening notes, the heart is pure rose, to represent absolute femininity. Stella’s base notes give a strong, sensual finish. Resonating up through the rose accord, the masculinity of the amber contrasts the floral side, making it bold with a sensual finish.

The fragrance is contained in a faceted bottle inspired by an amethyst crystal, radiating an ombre of plum hues designed by Stella McCartney.

Rose, Peony Flower, Mandarin, Rose Absolute, Amber.
Sensual. Intense. Feminine.”

This smells divine. It’s very floral and smells like honey. It’s a very nice fragrance and I’m looking forward to wearing it.


That’s all for this box! It’s one of my favorites and I can’t wait to play with everything. Have you subscribed to Play!? Have you tried any of these products?

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Past Play! by Sephora reviews and unboxings:

Blogmas: Play! by Sephora – November 2017 Follow Up Review

Play! by Sephora – November 2017

Play! by Sephora – October 2017 Follow Up Review

Play! by Sephora – October 2017

Play! by Sephora September 2017 Follow Up Review

Play! by Sephora September 2017

Play! by Sephora August 2017 Review

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