Easy Simple Eyebrows with Clinique’s Superfine Pencil for Brows.

IMG_6913Eyebrows are an area of my routine that I like to keep simple and quick. I don’t fuss over them in terms of keeping them groomed, I get them down once in a while. Assisting me in the process of natural quick eyebrows is Clinique’s SuperFine eyebrow pencil. It’s pretty much exactly what it says it is. There is nothing super-amazing about this product, it just does a really good job of filling in eyebrows very naturally.  It never crumbles or breaks, it’s soft and smooth. Continue reading

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.

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I picked up this little lip product on a trip to Rite Aid recently. I’ve been keen to try some shape or form of Clinique’s Chubby Sticks and this appealed to me because of the price, about $8. The shade is 025 (Sweetheart/valentine).

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Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (mouthful there!) has been a pleasure to use. Its well pigmented and applies easy because of the crayon-like tip. It smells and tastes kinda minty on the lips but its not too much. So far it hasn’t left my lips dry afterwards. I’ve used a small bit of my trusty Neutrogena balm with it for SPF. Moreover, its just so damn cute looking…

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It’s a winner for me and I’ll definately be adding some more to the collection! Have you tried Revlon’s Balm Stains? Let me know!!

Superdefense.

I’ve been using this moisturiser for a good while now and I’m really impressed by it. According to Clinique, it aims to provide defense against the visible signs of ageing as well as providing a barrier against ‘skin damaging emotional stress, sun and pollution’.

I have to say I’m delighted with its results. I wore it the past few weeks when we had that AMAZING summer weather and did not get in any way sunburned. And believe me, I burn very easily. It has a nice silky texture that makes it easy to glide on the face and neck. I find it’s perfect for day and night wear but I prefer to just dot it on my dry areas before I hit the hay.

Results: I’ve definitely noticed the results in my skin. My skin varies all the time and recently it’s become very sensitive and dry. While using this my skin feels velvety soft  and the dry areas around my forehead and chin just disappear! I can’t vouch for the anti-ageing element of the product but on the ‘defense’ front, it has proved to be great.

Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 is available in all good department stores and costs around €38-€52.

Beauty Haul: Clarins, Chanel and Clinique

1. Clinique Facial Soap Mild. I’ve been using this since I was 13 years of age. It was the one product that never irritated my skin and it has been featured in my skin care routine since. A very effective, clean, fresh cleanser that doesn’t require too much work. It lasts for ages as well. 100% Fragrance free. Costs around €23

2.  Chanel Perfection Lumiere in Shade 10. I’ve loads of great reviews on this so I’m not going to go into detail. See here and here. It’s a perfect shade on me (I’m very pale), it’s long wearing, it glides on like silk and blends very well. Cost is quite steep at €44 (but worth it).

3. Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Strawberry Bliss. A nice sheer lip gloss that is easy to apply and is a nice consistency. Not sure if I’m a fan of the stickiness. Bit annoying when your hair starts to stick to your lips like. Costs around €19

4. Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel.  I’m a big fan of this. Smells great, removes all my make-up, lovely just to massage into dry skin and then add water to make the milky emulsion. Lasts ages. Basically it works. Costs around €23 for 125ml.

5. Clarins HydraQuence Lotion for Normal/Combination Skin. I’m only finishing this now. I’ve had it for soooo long. Really nice moisturiser but I think it was almost too thick for my skin. I found it made my skin a little too oily. BUT it smells great, lasts ages and soaks into skin very well. It also has SPF 15 which is an added bonus. Costs around €47.