Clinique Bonus Time

I think I told you guys before, but whenever I go to work I have to pass by the Boots in Stratford and fight the temptations. Most of the time I fail, because let`s be honest, they always have some amazing deal. This one was a bit more tricky because you know I`m not one for expensive products...but then again, I love a good deal. The promotion sounds like this: if you buy two Clinique products (one has to be skincare), you get this lovely floral box with 5 Clinique products worth 47 pounds. So I got a clarifying lotion and a lip treatment that cost me 38 pounds ( only water and bagels at work for the next two weeks), products that I will review later and let you know if they changed my opinion about expensive skincare. Now let`s see what I got in this lovely box:
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara (3,5 ml) - ,, Clinique`s must-have accessory for lashes. Kicks up the volume of each and every lash for a look that`s plusher, longer, bolder. Pure, deep colour only adds to the impact.``  I liked it. It made my lashes look bigger and fuller from the first application. Also, I loved the fact that my lashes did not look like spider webs, the bristle was kinda nice and easy to use. Because it`s small I can take it with me to work (I actually don`t like carrying a lot of makeup and big packages with me), so that`s another plus. Though to be completely honest, I wasn`t blown away by this one. For the price, you would expect miracles, but still, nothing beats my Rimmel Scandal Eyes Rockin` Curves Mascara
  • Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (30 ml) - ,, Concentrated foamy cream-mousse cleanser removes makeup and sunscreens while preserving skin`s natural moisture.`` In my humble and non-expert opinion, they may not excel in makeup, but in skincare, Clinique products are worth the buzz. With skin-soothing botanicals, this product is designed for normal skin. Loved the fact that it did not feel harsh on the skin, leaving it very cleansed and soft. I just use a small amount on wet skin, massage it and rinse it with warm water. It`s super easy to apply and it has a very creamy formula. Allergy tested and 100% fragrance-free
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + (30 ml) - another lovely skincare product. ,,Dermatologist- reformulated. Delivers all-day hydration and improves barrier strength. Makes skin more resilient. Silky texture penetrates quickly.`` This is ideal for people with very dry to dry combination skin types. The texture is very lightweight, but it`s extremely hydrating. After I use this my skin feels so soft, it`s amazing.
  • Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss ( 7 ml) - ,, Lip Balm with a colourful twist. Luscious, high-gloss shades treat your most under-moisturized skin to soothing shine. Instantly comfort dryness, help repair and defend this delicate skin`s natural moisture barrier. Protect with antioxidants.`` I told you I am not impressed with their makeup. While I liked the mascara, it wasn`t something Wow for the amount of money it costs. But this one..jeez, who would use it? It`s so sticky and hard to apply. Although it left my lips very shiny, it felt like a cheap lipgloss. Seriously, they can do better than this. So I can`t confirm or infirm their claims because after first application I took a wipe and removed it. But maybe some people like it, don`t know.
  • Clinique All About Eyes (7 ml) - I saved the best for last. ,, Lightweight, hydrating cream/gel diminishes the look of puffs and under eye circles. Helps hold eye makeup in place.`` I`m in love with this one. I actually think that when it runs out I will buy it, even though it`s way over my budget. But the thing is that I noticed a big improvement from the first days. I don`t have a problem with dark circles, but puffy eyes...jeez, sometimes I look like Rocky Balboa. It`s been a week since I started using this one and the bags under eyes are not that visible anymore. Also, it`s so creamy and soft when you apply it, I love it.
 Overall, I`m very happy I decided to take advantage of this deal. 4 good products out of 5 it`s a good thing. And that eye cream became my new Holy Grail. (first time I use this word, hurrah for Clinique) I hope you enjoyed that post! I believe that this offer is still available in Boots, so maybe you should give it a try.

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