Posted on May 13, 2013 in Beauty under: Chanel • Clinique
CC Creams have been around for a good while and quite honestly, until I got my hands on the Chanel CC Cream, it hasn’t quite impressed me. I first heard of the Chanel CC Cream from Divine Lee and for the queen on contouring to rave about it, I just had to get my hands on it. :) In my opinion, it’s a dead ringer of Chanel Vitalumière Aqua. It’s tad runnier and has less coverage but definitely evens out the skin tone in one application without the caking nor building up. The finish never mattefies on me no matter what loose powder I use. In other words, it’s definitely your skin — perfected to the brim. The caveat? It’s an Asian exclusive product and it’s always out of stock. I got mine from Singapore for around S$82 and it retails around Php 2850 locally if available.
If you don’t have access to the Chanel CC Cream, I bring you great news! Two weekends ago, over never ending nomz at Brigitte’s place, I got to try the new Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30/PA+++. True to its promise, it’s an instant complexion perfector that moisturized my skin without making it greasy. Sophie brought hers that’s in Natural Fair and it flexed on my skin tone, Brigitte’s and even Jamie’s. It’s very comfortable to wear and because it’s from Clinique, breakouts are out of the equation.
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream in Natural Fair
Chanel CC Cream in 020 Beige
Posted on May 3, 2013 in Beauty under: Clinique
Spring is my favourite excuse to either shop or let go of the previous quarters’ finds. Just recently, I thought I want a “tough chic” kind of spring-summer look. Well hellooooo Amazon!
a fraction of my never ending Amazon shopping list :-/
Interestingly, three of Clinique’s Spring picks complement my look of choice. :)
My easy breezy must-haves this April
Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in Beauty under: Clinique
Next to the holidays, Clinique Bonus Time’s one of my favourite feats of the year. We get the freshest and best dibs from the brand for free. I’m out of the blushers and bronzers and the SMS above’s just a beautiful excuse to run to the nearest Clinique counter, yes? :)
This March, the bonus treat’s just GRAND. I’ve tried all of ‘em in the past and they’re big winners in my beauty book.
Discover why skin is just happier here. Try them. Love them. There’s no better time to discover Clinique’s best sellers, free with your single receipt purchase of 5,000 from March 1 to 17.
The limited lilac pouch comes with your bonus, available only for the first 500 clients. A different pouch will be offered once supplies run out.
Posted on Feb 10, 2013 in Beauty under: CaraDERMe • Clinique
It’s been half a month since I had my last acne surgery. It’s been 15 days of stress, redness, itching and peeling. Here’s a quick snap of my forehead (click) and lip area (click). I almost forgot how difficult it is to have skin this troubled and demanding of TLC! :(
While I haven’t healed through and through yet, with my dermatologist’s advise, I can wear makeup occasionally (*confetti*). It’s good that she mentioned I can wear products from Clinique and VMV Hypoallergenics because I have a ready stash. :)
Since December, prior to meeting Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Foundation, I’ve been using Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup (what a mouthful!). It’s supposed to give me a “virtually poreless look today, tomorrow”. It’s oil-free and very lightweight, designed for individuals with dry, combination and oily skin. I’m using the shade Cream Beige which perfectly fits my slightly tanned, medium golden complexion.
Posted on Nov 4, 2012 in Beauty under: Clinique
Our friends from Clinique recently sent me two of the newest Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm shades (in a very cute crayon box no less!). They’ve been out and about since last month and it’s absolutely worth the drive to the nearest counter!
Bountiful Blush, Curvy Candy, Heaping Hazelnut, Mighty Mimosa
Oversized Orange, Pudgy Peony, Two Ton Tomato, Voluptuous Violet
Php 920 each
What’s colourful, chubby and chock full of moisture? Clinique’s new pleasantly plump and playful nourishing lip balm. Packed with ‘do gooders’ to keep lips luscious and irresistibly soft, NEW Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm provides a sheer hint of colour that glides on effortlessly, leaving behind a natural blush of colour and sheen.
Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm’s highly moisturizing formula uses a special blend of decadent butters, oils and antioxidants to help protect and pamper lips with immediate and lasting moisturization. Infused with Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil, Chubby Stick delivers a surge of moisture in a sleek stick leaving lips soft, supple and soothed.
Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. Dermatologist Tested.
Here are the 4 shades I got from the roster of 16 hues. Very pretty on most if not all Asian skin tones!
Curvy Candy, Heaping Hazelnut, Graped-Up, and Whole Lotta Honey
Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in Beauty under: Clinique
Clinique Philippines sent me one of their participating products in this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Month campaign. If you’re nuts over the Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, you will love this limited edition shade called Plumped Up Pink. It’s a great pick me upper, almost like the hue our lips get after noshing on an iced popsicle stick. Checkout the lip swatch after the cut!
Posted on Sep 18, 2011 in Beauty under: Clinique
Clinique’s Bonus Time offer this quarter (ends this September 30) couldn’t be more perfect. I’m out of some faves from the brand and doing the shopping list below made me giddy cause I know I’ll get this super delish GWP:
Take home the best of Clinique. Receive an 8-piece gift for every single minimum purchase of P4,500. Promo is valid for a limited period only so hurry and grab your Clinique Bonus gift now! Each gift is valued PhP 4,000 and contains:
Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief 15ml
Moisture Surge Thirsty Skin Relief Face Spray 30ml
All About Eyes Rich 7ml
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 30ml
Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser 30ml
Super City Block SPF 40 Oil-Free Daily Face Protector
Circle C Mirror with C Charm in White Pebble Pouch
Superbalm Moisturizing Lip Gloss