Showing posts with label clinique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clinique. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dry Skin Saviours: Clinique All About Eyes Eye Cream

Hey everyone,
Continuing on with my top recommendations for dry skin, lets talk about one of my (and so many other people's) problem area: the under eye area.

I have very dry, dehydrated under eyes with dark circles, so I'm always on the hunt for an eye cream that can help that out.

This eye cream from Clinique is a godsend to those of us with dehydrated or dry under eyes. It applies like a gel consistency, and melts into your skin, feeling almost like an oil that your skin will just drink up.

I didn't notice it making a huge difference to my dark circles, but my under eyes were so much more hydrated. This also means my under eye concealer applied so much better and looked much less crease-y and cakey.

If you have dry skin, especially dry under eyes, this is one of the best eye creams I've used to date to fix that up ASAP.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Swatches: Clinique All About Eyeshadow Quad

I love Clinique skincare. But when it comes to their makeup products, I really haven't tried all that much. A while back  I went to a Cosmetics Company Outlet, and this quad was included in one of the sets I picked up.
These aren't really colours I'd normally gravitate towards, but the more I look at it, the more I find it super pretty. The shadows themselves are very smooth and decently pigmented. I find them pretty easy to blend as well.
My only issue with this quad is that I wish there was a matte transition shade. The shade 'Sunset Glow' might have been it, but it comes off a bit more on the metallic side when applied to the skin. 

Regardless, you can still create a pretty and cohesive look using only this palette, for sure. I really do think this was a well thought out quad that gives you the basics you absolutely need: a creamy white/highlight shade, a crease shade, your pop of colour and a dark shade to smoke it up. 
As you can see, Sand Dunes is the only truly matte colour in the quad, and is a bit on the powdery side, but still buttery and pigmented nonetheless.

Anyway, I thought this was a cute quad and it's something different than everything else in my collection! What's your favourite eyeshadow quad?

Monday, February 6, 2017

SEPHORA HAUL! (Mostly Skincare)

Have you ever gotten so frustrated with your current makeup or skincare situation that you frustratedly purchase a bunch of new products hoping to find something to make it all better? No? Just me?
I was having the absolute worst time trying to deal with my skin lately. It's just been so incredibly dry and flaky, nothing in my current routine could fix it. My skin looks and feels terrible and my makeup looks just as bad. So I decided to purchase some new skincare things to help fix this issue.
 The first things I picked up were the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. I bought them in the smaller travel sizes since I never know how my skin is going to react to them and I didn't want to make a big investment in a product that would cause me to break out. I also picked up the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil because my skin is painfully dry and everyone and their grandma has raved about this stuff.
 I also decided to pick up a few overnight masks that I'm hoping will boost my skins moisture while I sleep. The little Sephora collection ones are so cute and tempting that I couldn't resist picking up more than one.
 I love shopping from Sephora online because I'm a sucker for free samples. I also picked up the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Venom which was a 100 Point Perk. I was also super excited because when I made this order, Sephora was giving free sample bags of hydrating skincare for purchases over $25 (I know, how perfect right?)
 I am so so excited to give these all a try. Most of these products are new to me so I'm very looking forward to trying these out. I have such a huge stash of sample sized products, it's getting a little out of hand, but I'm definitely going to put them to use (I swear!)
Let me know in the comments below if you'v tried any of the products I picked up!
Bonus question: do you have a big stash of samples?
Have a great week everyone!

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Current Skincare Routine! (+ Reviews)

One of my New Years resolutions this year was to get more serious about my skincare routine. In the past I've always been the type of girl who only needed a cleanser and a moisturizer and I was good to go. Now that I've been paying more attention to what my skin needs and using products catered to those needs, my skin has never been better.

I have very dry skin, and struggled with dullness and sensitivity for a while as well. I thought I'd share my current skincare routine because these products have changed the game for my skin.

When it comes to getting my skin clean, there are 2 products I'm loving. For removing my eye makeup, I use the L'Oreal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution. This is one of the few micellar waters I've tried that both removed all my makeup effortlessly (no harsh scrubbing required!) but also doesn't sting my eyes. 

For washing my face, I've been loving the Olay Fresh Effects Out of this Swirled Deep Pore Cleanser. It has a mild exfoliant, but it's gentle enough to use on a daily basis. I love how it foams up and cleans so wonderfully, and it doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped and dry. 

When it comes to serum, I've been using this sample of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (is that a long name, or what?). A little goes a long way with this stuff, and I really do notice a difference when I use it. It leaves my normally dry skin feeling comfortable, visibly plump and luminous.

For lightweight moisture in the daytime, I like to use the L'Oreal Ideal Moisture Day Cream for sensitive skin. It's just heavy enough to keep my skin from being dry and flaky, but not so heavy that I worry my skin will be greasy. 
At night, I love my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. This is a serious moisturizer. If you have extremely dry skin and nothing seems to help, definitely give this one a shot. It's a life saver. 

Eye Cream:
I'm not particularly loyal to any eye creams right now. Eye cream is usually the thing in my routine that I experiment with the most because there hasn't been any that I see much result with. The one I'm using right now is the L'Oreal Defense Eye Cream, which is pretty good. It leaves my under eyes very hydrated and my makeup applies a lot nicer when I use this. It doesn't do much for dark circles however. 

I recently made a big skincare order on Sephora so I'm excited to try out some new things. (Sephora is having a 2X the points event on all skincare!). 

Let me know what your favourite skincare products are! Anything I should try out? 


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

HUGE Haul of Skincare Samples!

Those of you who know me know that I love a good free sample. I love buying sample sizes of products before committing to the real thing. So this is something I was VERY excited about. 

Awhile back, Shopper's Drug Mart was having a Fall Beauty Bonus where with a $120 purchase of beauty products, you received a tote bag with a TON of sample sized products, primarily higher end skincare. 

Personally, I like to save up my Optimum points for events like these. 
I haven't gotten around to trying any of these products yet (because God knows, I have enough products to try that I'm covered for a lifetime), but I thought I'd post about what was included in the bag and see if there are any products in particular you'd like me to review first! 

Here's what I got! 
  • Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel (I'm super excited to try this one out!)
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  • Biotherm Life Plankton Essence
  • Lancome Visionnaire Yeux
  • Dr Roebuck's Pure
  • Philosophy Purity One Step Facial Cleanser
  • J.R Watkins Co. Coconut Milk and Honey Hand Cream
  • Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser 

  • Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum
  • Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 lotion
  • Korres Wild Rose Brightening 24-hour Moisturizer
  • Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
  • Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream
  • Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm
  • Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande Perfume Sample
  • Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Balm
  • StriVectin Tightening & Sculpting Face Cream
  • RoC Pro-Correct Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvinating Fluid
  • NeoStrata All-In-One Eye Serum (Definitely going to be one of the first items I test out!)
I'm currently testing out some products, so I won't get to these for another little while, but definitely let me know which ones you want to see reviews of! I'm excited to get testing! 

Hope you're all having a great Tuesday!