Sunday, 22 February 2015

Clinique Bonus Time

I used to get so excited to see those words in my 20s. I've not partaken of a bonus for some time but yesterday I met my sister for an afternoon of light shopping and gossip on Kings Road. Is there a more delightful way to spend an afternoon? I don't think so. We shopped, we lunched, we shopped some more, we went to Peter Jones for a coffee and talk turned to make-up. I was explaining that I felt I needed a foundation in my life. I've always been a tinted moisturised kind of girl, very natural, nothing too heavy. But over the last year or so, despite loving my Origins CC cream, I've felt something was missing. My sister being the wise one that she is said, well, why don't we go and look at foundations in here? So we did.

We fell upon a Clinique bonus so we stayed and looked. Clinique has so many foundations. It's overwhelming. They have a new one they are busy promoting which appears to be a foundation and concealer in one. Which confuses me. I asked for some advice and the woman was helpful. She tried a few shades on me and I ended up buying this.

In my experience, every Clinique sales assistant wants you to go darker than you are. I reined that in and ended up with Ivory. I'll report back.

I had to buy something else to receive the bonus so it just so happens I've just finished my Dramatically Different Moisturiser this week.

I am so happy that they reformulated this. It is now a complete bargain and a perfect base for make up.

And then I got to choose some gifts. I went for a bright pink nail varnish, a chubby stick in Woopin' Watermelon (which happens to be my favourite and mine is running out), Repair Wear Sculping Night Cream which costs £58 and I got a massive pot of it and a tube of face cleansing something or other. Plus  I got two extras that you don't get to choose: the Custom Smart Serum and some perfume. All in a cosmetics bag.

It's a generous deal. I had forgotten the delights of freebies. All in all, tremendously satisfying.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Kiehls Creme de Corps

This product gets a lot of love on beauty forums. I've always thought it looked like it would be greasy, I can't bear a body lotion that takes forever to sink in, who has the time? Anyway, last week I found myself in Terminal 5 Heathrow on a Saturday for a work trip. Clearly that meant I had to buy something to cheer myself up. I bought a small bottle of this because my skin was feeling particularly dry.

Why have I not bought this sooner? It's miraculous! It sinks in effortlessly yet skin feels properly hydrated in a way that no other body lotion has ever achieved. I now plan to buy a massive bottle of it ready to prep my scaly body for the summer. It really is wonderful and it smells nice, not over powering but pleasant. I thoroughly recommend it.


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