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Thursday, 20 October 2016

An Oh-So-Sweet Clinique Gift With Purchase

Hello My Lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well and are having a wonderful week so far. I thought today I would talk to you about an oh-so-sweet bonus time gift with purchase that Debenhams are currently running. I just love everything about gift with purchases and I always enjoy trying out the products and sharing my thoughts with you all. Firstly, who doesn't just love receiving a free gift when you have treated yourself at the beauty halls? I know I definitely do haha. Secondly, I honestly think they are a fantastic way to try, trial and test a new product before committing to the full sized versions. Also, how handy dandy are the mini sized product - they are perfect for a girl on the go like me and they are ideal for travel! Clinique is a brand I absolutely adore, however, I put my hands up and say that I have tried more of their skincare than makeup products - funny how thats worked out considering I am a complete makeup junkie. I don't even have a valid reason why or some kind of excuse to share with you because I have worked on a Chanel counter in Debenhams with copious of wonderful makeup and beauty brands around me...Clinique being one of them.

This particular gift with purchase is oh-so-sweet, I mean just look at that cute makeup pouch and detailing on the palette. All of the products come enclosed in this super fun and eye catching makeup pouch which is perfect for travel or throwing in your handbag on the go. The overall quality of the bag is just fabulous. Like what you see so far? If this gift with purchase is something that is just calling your name I would recommend picking one up as soon as possible. This offer ends on 22nd October and I would hate for you to miss out on such a great deal. To qualify for this Debenhams Exclusive Gift with Purchase you will have to purchase two or more items from Clinique, one being skincare or foundation. With any third purchase you will receive a full size 75ml Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream too!

What's in the bag?
Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips | 50ml
All About Eyes Eye Cream | 7ml
Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion | 30ml
All About Shadow Duo in Uptown Downtown | 1g + Blushing Blush in Powder Blush | 1.8g
High Impact Mascara in Black | 3.5ml
Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour + Primer in Sprinkle Pop


Starting off with skincare, there are three wonderful products within this set. The first product being the Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips - this is a product that popped up in a previous gift with purchase and I absolutely love it. This is a unique, two-way formula that loosens the grip, then speeds the departure of the more persistent eye makeups, mascaras and lipsticks. I like to coat a cotton pad with the liquid and hold it on my eye for a good 30 seconds or so, then once removed your eye makeup is pretty much non-existent after one swipe! I would definitely purchase the full size version of this...it makes makeup removal so much easier and panda eyes are no more! The second product is the All About Eyes Eye Cream which kind of reminds me of Clinique's Moisture Surge range but they don't appear to be part of the same lineup. This lightweight eye cream reduced puffiness and minimises dark circles and fine lines. This cream-gel formula helps to hold eye makeup in place and is super refreshing once applied. The final skincare product within this sweet set is the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion and this is another product that I have tried before. Clinique have recently generated a new formulate for this product and it now helps strengthen skin's own moisture barrier, so more moisture stays locked in the skin. I am not 100% keen on the scent but there is no doubt that this lotion keeps your skin feeling soft, springy and leaves a healthy-looking glow.


Now, onto the makeup! Firstly, we have this ever so gorgeous All About Shadow Duo in Uptown Downtown which also includes a Blushing Blush in Powder Blush. This is the only limited edition product within the set and I think we all need to take a moment to appreciate how cute it is. From the packaging and multi-use compact design - it is the perfect on the go product. They couldn't have chosen a better colour scheme...you can do so much with these shades. The eyeshadows  and blush are extremely blendable and offer high pigmentation and a long wear time - what more could you ask for? You could literally go from desk to dance floor with this palette! The next product is the High Impact Mascara in the shade black - this is another product that I have tried before and another I love.  This is a multi-benefit mascara that adds maximum volume with definition and length. The brush itself has been specially developed to work with the formula to thicken and separate your lashes. I found the wand really easy to use and it wasn't too chunky or too thin. I always find the formula to have great wearing time, I can wear it all day at work and it never flakes on me. The final makeup product within this set is this gorgeous Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour + Primer in Sprinkle Pop. This is the first time I tried one of Clinique's Pop Glaze lipsticks and they lived up to their reputation. These lipsticks add a pretty pop of bold yet see-through colour and a smoothing primer all in one coat. They are super luxurious but weightless with a built-in primer which glides on the lips like a dream and wears up to 8 hours. The more I wore this lipstick the more I noticed that my lips weren't as chapped as usual. With the change in weather my lips have been taking a toll and this definitely helps! Also, how season appropriate is this shade?! I know I'l be wearing it through Autumn and Winter.

Overall, I think this Debenhams Exclusive Gift with Purchase is just amazing and I was so amazed to see how generous all of the samples were...there were no foil packets in sight! All of the products including this gorgeous cosmetics pouch are the perfect size for traveling, for someone constantly on the go or for someone looking to try some new products for the first time. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me via my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to ready every single comment...they really make my day!

Lots of Love


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