Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A Touch Of Clinique

If there is one brand that I turn to for good UH-MA-ZING skincare & all things beauty related it's Clinique.....So whilst on a monthly trip to stock up on my beloved skincare products I stumbled across their very new and truly fantastic free gift. You know how lots of different beauty brands do a buy such & such & get a whole bag of goodies for free? Well......Clinique have just gone and done that & boy oh boy it's one that you wouldn't want to miss out on.

At selected House Of Fraser stores if you purchase 2 or more Clinique products (one being skincare or the other being foundation I believe) you get a whole bag loaded with goodies and as you can see it really is a fantastic deal. So I picked up my usual moisturiser and the lady at the Clinique counter very kindly gave me the beauty goodie bag.....which was very very kind of her as you were meant to buy two products or more....I only wanted to purchase one today though. Just when I thought the goodie bag couldn't get any better she popped in a brand new moisturiser Clinique have made and I'm beyond excited to try it.

Now enough rambling let's get to the contents of the goodie bag........

My goodie bag was packed with -

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm 
Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturiser *lil extra Annabel threw in for me* 
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Clinique Eyeshadow Duo
Clinique (what I'm calling a 'Taylor Swift Red') Cherry Red Lipstick
A Lil Fragrance

Now I love the mini eyeshadow duo as it's perfect for on the go makeup and is something I'd more than likely grab on a daily basis, very pigmented and both beautiful, The Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is actually one of my all time favourite cleansers as it's SO softening and milky once mixed with water it just creates this silky, soft, hydrating balm that you simply glide all over your face and then bang it glides the days face away like an utter dream.....If you've never tried the Take The Day Off Balm I'd very highly recommend it, it's honestly wonderful. I'm always up for trying a new moisturiser so it will be nice to alternate between the brand new and highly anticipated Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturiser which claims to give skin all day hydration, whilst giving skin a healthy glow & the Dramatically Different Moisturiser which claims to keep skin younger, longer?!?!?! now that's one heck of a promise.....The Liquid Facial Soap Mild is actually something I've not tried from Clinique but it comes in three different types one for each individual skin type.....I got the Mild, now this is facial wash that 'cleanses without stripping protective lipids' I'm actually quite excited to try this one as I do love a good cleansing wash/soap. The High Impact Mascara is one of the best mascaras EVER, it adds va va voom to my lashes and really makes them pop, lasts all day (no slipping down the face after a long old day at work), no clumps and just is an all round UH-MA-ZING Mascara it's under £20 and is honestly fab. Clinique Lipsticks are something I've never ventured into purchasing or giving a whirl.....but when I saw the colour of this one I almost cried with joy as it's SO beautiful & such a gorgeous shade, after only swatching on the back of my hand I can already tell that it has a very moisturising formula.....it glides on like silk.....pigmentation isn't too bad either, I love how it's a very festive red.

And That is everything in my goodie bag, all in all I think this a truly fantastic deal that you really don't want to miss out on....all these samples are in travel size so perfect if you're going away or just want to 'try before you buy' all in all I bloomin' love Clinique and don't think I could ever not purchase something from them as a brand, they truly know there stuff when it comes to good quality skincare....all be it they are ever so slightly on the pricey side, they truly are impeccable.....skincare is something I love and Clinique works on my skin so I don't think I'll be getting rid of my Clinique fix any time soon.

This post is not sponsored or an AD I just wanted to share with you this fantastic deal so you can get your hands on it too, and can too share a lil touch of Clinique in your life.

Have you tried Clinique's Skincare & Beauty products? 



Thursday, 10 November 2016

Tired Eyes? I've got just the thing.....

....Meet my lil holy grail dark circle and tired eye fighting beauty gem.....Charlotte Tilbury's Mini Miracle Eye Wand.

Now I purchased this a fair few months ago used it once and I wasn't all too impressed with it at first in all honesty, I couldn't really see any results and kinda left it floating about somewhere in my makeup draw and didn't feel like I could do a review on it, until about a month and a bit ago when I refound it again I thought to myself, surely at £29 a pop I'm not using it right or I'm just using it in the wrong way for it not to be good? Well my internet chums this little wand is frickin' fantastic......I pulled it back out of my makeup jungle and have actually fallen in love with it. The first time I used it was many months back, I found it to do nothing or if it did I was quite clearly blind and really couldn't see the true effects of this unbelievably uh-ma-zing product. I've used this almost everyday since refinding it, apart from the days where I'm facially naked and looking terrifying to the general public, and it honestly gives my eyes this wide eyed and awake look. Charlotte's Mini Miracle Eye Wand has literally been a miracle to my dark circles, this is a dynamic duo lift & light reflector wand packed with lots of micro-particles that conceal, brighten and diffuse the appearance of my horrid dark circles, by horrid I mean on a good day I look like I've been punched in the eye haha *inserts sad pouty face*.

Eye Cream

I use this wand like a bit of a pen it has this most silky gorgeous eye cream one end that contains Hyaluronic Acid that boosts the moisture levels in the eye contour, whilst leaving the delicate eye area feeling plumped and rejuvenated, along with Rice Proteins that fight against any signs of fatigue and also helps reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes. I just literally pat this into the socket of my eye and it just leaves it feeling 10x more hydrated and it feels like my under eyes have been pulled right back and are more plumped, nourished and already looking like I've had the best nights sleep ever.

Light Reflecting Cream

The other end is this beautiful light reflecting cream that bounces back the light that is gathered from the sockets of the eyes and just drowns out the darkness, it just stops your eyes looking tired and my overall appearance much more awake and less exhausted. When patted on top of the eye cream it just magically vanishes any signs of tiredness, dark circles and just generally tired eyes. It looks like your eyes have been photoshopped it's that good. In two clicks and and a bit of patting.....bang it looks like you've had 8 hours sleep in two simple steps. 


I seriously regret not using this product sooner and not giving it a fair try it's honestly fantastic it quite literally bounces back any darkness and leaves your eyes feeling hydrated, plumped and ready for whatever the day might throw at you. It's one of them products that I would feel happy leaving the house with only this on and nothing else...not even concealer it's that flipping good. Would I buy this again? Well I'd be lying to you If I said I haven't got one on the way in the post. I will be honest and say that a pretty heavy £29 pricetag isn't cheap however this one is completely worth it ladies.

Now go buy one and let's stop the whole world for feeling tired!

Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury's Mini Miracle Eye Wand?



Friday, 4 November 2016

October Favourites | 2016

October has sadly come to an end and I feel very very sad as I flipping love October it's just the most gorgeous time of the year and everything looks so tumblr & instagram goals. Today I wanted to share with you all the products that I've been loving throughout October as It seems you all rather enjoy reading my Favourites posts.

Nars Sheer Glow in Sibera - The only foundation that I can always turn to, to even out my skintone! I'm a very pale peach and this foundation matches my skintone beautifully, It's very light and the only way I can describe this foundation is that, it gives your skin this "my skin but better" look and I HONESTLY LOVE it, I've been re-purchasing and using this foundation for the past 2-3 months now and I just can't get enough of it, I featured this in last months favourites but I really can't let it skip this months as I've been really loving it! It's one of the best foundations I've ever bought. It literally has everything about a foundation I love, great colour to actually match my natural skin, sinks in fast, looks natural and gives that really healthy look to my skin. I just honestly purchase bottle after bottle of this foundation it's that good. It's probably my most used foundation this year.

Clinique Moisture Surge - With it being Autumn/Winter now I've been grabbing my Clinique Moisture Surge like a crazy lady, again I've featured this moisturiser in many a favourites post, but a proper depth review is here I feel like this is one of them products that I will never get tired of or switch as it's hydrated my skin completely. It's really light and sinks into my skin within a matter of seconds it's nourishing and honestly feels like my skins soaked up all the goodness for each dollop I apply to my face. If you want one moisturiser and have tired or dehydrated skin then it's this one, I'd very highly recommend it. It's even fine on oilier skin types as I do have a bit of combination skin. I've lost count of how many pots I've bought of this.

Nars Chantilly - Concealer is one of my favourite things, and the Nars Chantilly is one of the best concealers available, I've been loving this one so much so that I now need to re-order it, It's quite a thick concealer but it honestly does the job, it looks like you've had the most amazing nights sleep in one slick swipe and a bit of patting into my skin, it hides any blemishes like a dream and my lovely dark circles no longer make an appearance when I use this. Yes it's a pricey thing but completely worth it. 

Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Mousse - I've never been a huge fan of mousses in my hair as it's long which often means anything like a mouse gets stuck in my hair and is an absolute pain to get out, however about 2-3 weeks ago I picked up the Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Mousse and I absolutely loved it, you apply this on wet/damp hair and run it through the hair with your fingers and then simply dry......now it claims to give a fair bit of volume to the hair I wouldn't say a huge amount but....it'll do....what I've loved the most about this product is that It leaves my hair smelling incredible and so soft. It gives my long locks enough volume for me to be happy with it though. 

Bobble Hats/ Beanies - Beanie season is well and truly on fire, so I've been reaching for a cosy, snug beanie/bobble hat to keep my pea head warm, let's face it it's not autumn without a beanie....really is it? both of these are from Primark *SCREAMS MUSTARD YELLOW *inserts love heart eyes emoji**.

Converse - Now this is a random one but if anyone asked "What shoes does Jess where?" the answer would most defiently by white converse.....I love a good converse and haven't been able to not chuck on a pair this October (half the year actually between me and you ;) ) so I just had to feature them.

Lush Sugar Plum Lip Scrub*- Now in the autumn & winter I get really bad dry chapped lips so I always turn to a good quality lip balm (burt's bees or Nuxe lip balms are my go to) that and a good lip scrub.....lip scrubs I feel are awesome yet not many brands are about apart from Lush who do an array....my favourite one is either the Valentines one, Popcorn or my current one.....which is Sugar Plum Fairy now this honestly tastes like black current jam and it's SO frickin' good. It gently buffs away at the lips....lick and ta da no more dry chapped and scaly reptile lips....Lush you honestly are a god send!

And that is everything I've been loving throughout October.

What are your October Favourites?


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