Clinique Haul

Clinique have currently got some great products on the go, some new and some classic. After a recent splurge there, I thought I’d share with you some of the great products I copped that I’m really excited about. 

Firstly, their High Impact Curling Mascara in Black

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After a recent post about my favourite mascaras a friend told me Clinique mascara was her favourite. I had never tried any Clinique makeup before, but now I have tried this mascara I think I am a convert. I just tried it without curling my eyelashes and the specially designed wand really gripped the natural curve of my lash line so they looked great after one coat. 

The most exciting product of this haul is the Almost Lipstick

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It looks scary but it doesn’t actually appear on the lips as that colour. It is very sheer and is designed to enhance your natural lip colour. To quote clinique “When pure pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips, you’ve met your match” . This product looks different on everyone, so it really gives you your own unique colour. 

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I also got a powder blush in the colour ‘aglow’. It is peach toned so now that my tan is fading it won’t look so good, but the product itself is highly pigmented with a shimmer.

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The pictures do not do justice to the glow. 

If you buy any two Clinique products right now you get all these free, plus some more face goos. Or you can buy them individually at retail price (Mascara: £18, Lipstick: £17.50, Blush: £22) 

 

 

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Miracle Product of the Month: March

Good Morning my Dolls ❤

I am starting a new feature called Miracle Product of the Month where, as the name implies, I review my favourite product of the month.

This month the snaps go to Ole Henriksen’s Lemon Strip Flash Peel 50ml (£35)

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This is a face mask which is advertised as being good for fine lines and wrinkles. What is doesn’t mention is how amazing this product is for scarring and pigmentation. It contains all kinds of acids (lactic, glycolic and fruit acids) that help ‘resurface’ the face. Basically in lay terms, it burns off all your horrible flawed skin to reveal new baby skin after JUST ONE USE! The science side is to do with increasing cell turnover etc but all you really need to know is it works. For basically anything.

You apply it with a brush (included) over the offending areas and leave for 10 minutes (not a second more) and then wash off thoroughly. The reason you should not leave it on for longer is because due to it’s acidic contents it tends to burn slightly. I have very thick, un-sensitive skin and I left it on for 11 minutes once and I completely regretted it. It burned the lower part of my face so it looked like I had a red beard. It then started to peel..it was not very attractive. So use with caution and if you have sensitive skin maybe only leave it on for 5 minutes.

I wash it off using my clarisonic brush and an exfoliating cleanser just to really get all those dead skin cells off. Afterwards it recommends using a moisturiser, but I recommend some Aloe Gel as this is great on burns and it has a lovely cooling effect.

I know £35 seems a lot for only 50ml but you don’t need to use a lot. The packaging recommends only using a teaspoon amount. And it really is worth it seeing as the effects are immediate and if you have facial scars like I do, seeing them instantly diminished is priceless. And it’s cheaper than a chemical peel and it’s basically the same thing.

So there you have it, my Miracle Product for March. Stay tuned for next months Miracle.