After a relaxing, fun and yet productive summer, I am finally back at school beginning my 3rd year of college. It’s the craziest feeling—I feel like I just began my college journey a few months ago instead of a couple of years! I spent my summer at home doing an internship at my local newspaper and loved it…during my time there, I wrote for the magazines they publish. I know I was born to be a journalist, because a pang of excitement would rush through me whenever I saw my finished article in print. Haha! But enough about that—let’s talk about this post!
A couple of weeks ago, I ran out of my favorite moisturizer, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. So of course, I went to the mall to get a new bottle. I have written about this product in my skincare routine post I did months back. I’ll just say it again—I love love love this stuff! It’s just what I need, just plain moisture. No fancy bells and whistles. It’s lightweight, non-greasy and doesn’t have a wierd smell or tacky feel. Just perfect! The super nice saleslady there told me that if I purchased one more Clinique product, I could get this cute little bag of other Clinique goodies completely free. So being the beauty junkie that I am, I took up that offer! Here are some of my favorites…
Clinique Different Lipstick in Glazed Berry is one of the prettiest lipsticks I own! I know we are headed into fall and deeper, bolder lipsticks are more on trend for the season, but think about it—a fresh, classy pink lip will never go out of style. I love this shade because it instantly brightens up my face when I slick it on. I like to call it a “happy” pink because I just think it lifts my mood when I’m wearing it! I’ve also found that it makes my teeth look whiter. That’s always a plus!
I have added yet another eyeliner to my collection! This Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Amethyst will look great for fall. The shade is deep purple with just a hint of shimmer. The twist-up pencil is so creamy and glides on easily. You won’t have to worry about it dragging on your eyelids (my pet peeve)! It also comes with a smudge tool on the end so you can blend out any of your mistakes.
The free gift also came with this cute mini chubby eyeshadow stick! The shade is Bountiful Beige. At first, I was a little skeptical about it—I wasn’t sure if beige would look right on me. But it turns out that I was wrong! It’s such a pretty color. Just like its name, it is a natural beige shade. Again, this product has just a small amount of shimmer to add some radiance to your eyes. I love that it comes in a stick form—application is fast and easy—you don’t have to worry about blending it out if you’re in a hurry.
When I first saw this Blushing Blush Powder in Iced Lotus, I was also a bit unsure. Instead of just being a basic pink blush, it had a orchid color about it too. I wasn’t sure how a light purplish pink would look on my skin tone. I was pleasantly surprised! It actually looks really natural and gives off a lit-from-within glow! It reminded me of my all time favorite go-to blush, Benefit Hervana (which I wrote about here.) If you’re afraid to try blush, these shades are perfect for ya. 🙂
So there ya have it…my favorite products from my Clinique beauty haul! The little goody bag also came with the cutest magenta nail polish shade and some great volumizing mascara. I would suggest giving these items a look the next time you visit a Clinique counter!
Have a fabulous day!