I was lucky enough to receive a gift bundle from Clinique called Clinique Bonus Time which included a handful of amazing skincare goodies and a couple of makeup items! This gift bundle could not have come at a better time as recently my skin has been extremely under the weather due to stress! I've also been feeling my face needs a good detox from all the makeup build up over time. Even though I take good care of my skin, sometimes you need to give it an extra bit of attention to get it in good shape!
When I opened the package, I was amazed as all the little parcels were wrapped up in a pretty tissue inside a beautiful makeup bag which made me so happy as I am literally on the hunt for a cute little makeup bag to take out with my in the day.
The skincare items out of this gift bundle are Clinique Take The Day Off makeup remover, Clinique 7 Day Scrub and the Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Moisturiser!
The first item I looked at was the Clinique Take The Day Off eye makeup and lipstick remover. I loved this as firstly, it has a child-lock cap which is great if you have children but if you don't, like myself, it's still a great bonus as if you keep all your skincare items together in a pouch or drawer, you don't have to worry about it leaking or anything like that! I popped the tiniest amount of this on a cotton pad and it literally took off all of my eye makeup. I couldn't believe that such a small amount would actually take off all of my eye makeup in practically one sweep!
The next item is the Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream - rinse off formula. This is what I got most excited about I think, as I said, my skin has been suffering the past few weeks as well as feeling like I desperately need a detox for my face to get rid of all the build up of makeup you think you've taken off, but really haven't! I dampened my skin a little and massaged this product all over my face, concentrating around my T-Zone. I kept adding more and more because it just felt so good and felt like it was really getting deep into my skin and cleaning it thoroughly. When I was ready to wipe it off, I took a cotton pad, wet it and wiped it all off. To get the extra bit off, I rinsed my face with warm but not boiling water. I can't express enough how clean my skin felt after rinsing this off.
The next product worked wonders in conjunction with the exfoliator. The Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 - daily defense moisturiser was calming, cool and super soft on my freshly exfoliated face. I love this product because it's also got an SPF of 20 which is great because with the summer just around the corner, you know your face will be protected. Also, the moisturiser is an amazing base to use under your makeup, whether you apply a primer after or not!
A huge plus for these three items is that they're all allergy tested and 100% fragrance free!
The next item is the Clinique High Impact Mascara in black. The super long wand reached all of my eye lashes in one application which is so handy because it allows for a speedy but accurate application when you're in a rush! This mascara is really nice if you'd like more of a natural eye look but you can build up with this one if you want a more dramatic look!
Then we have the eye shadow called All About Shadow Duo in the shade Strawberry Fudge 013. This has such amazing but subtle pigment. You don't need a lot but when you apply it, it's soft and smokey without it looking heavy which is a must for the summer months!
The last item is the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense - Moisturising lip colour balm in 05 Plushest Punch. This chubby stick is super moisturising, leaving a satin effect but if you blot it, you'll obviously get a matte effect so you get best of both worlds! The colour I received was a strawberry colour which is so pretty for the summer and the lasting power is immense!
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