Thursday, 16 January 2014

Latest Additions

Uh oh. I'm in trouble. I've been spending again, I told you lot I had a problem! And in the words of Rebecca Bloomwood, when I do shop, the world does get better. Technically one of these is a giveaway prize so it can justify the others... Right? Assure me that I'm right.

My newest addition is the Clinique Take Off The Day Cleansing Balm. I have trailed over every internet site, every department store and Clinique counter in Leeds (and surrounding Yorkshire) to get hold of this but it just seemed impossible so when it came back in stock on the Clinique website, I purchased it immediately. You know how much you want a product more when it's out of stock (example: Nars And God Created The Woman palette) and the rave reviews didn't help my burning need for this. I've not used this yet but tonight will be my first cleanse with it so I'll report back. It's texture is more balmy than oily and it melts off the toughest of make up. I had a woman at the Clinique counter use this on the back of my clean hands and I was amazed how much dirt was removed. Can this beat the Emma Hardie and Elemis balm cleansers? I'll let you know.

After using the last of my Origins GinZing moisturiser, I thought it was about time I purchased a new one. I'd seen in store and on blogs that Clinique have revamped the formula of their Superdefense Moisturiser and having previously used it, I couldn't help but pick up another. So far I love it, the cream is certainly more moisturising than the Origins one. I feel the Origins moisturiser would be more suitable for oily skins or skin during summer but my skin is tight and dehydrated. I apply this first thing on a morning and the hydration lasts all day. I'll report back with a more in depth review but for now, it's a thumbs up from me. Clinique also sent me some little mini samples of their 7 Day Scrub and Mild Liquid Soap which will come in handy for some of the trips I have planned.

And of course is the final addition but a giveaway prize (this is where you need to reassure me the other purchases are ok). I won the Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask on a Twitter giveaway which I was so excited about. This stuff retails at £95 and although it's pricey, it really does work. I apply this mask after cleansing the skin, leave for 15 minutes then remove with a muslin cloth. Immediately after, my skin was exfoliated, glowing and so soft and smooth. As the title says, it really does transform your skin. My only gripe with it is that it caused my forehead to break out but that's because it's super sensitive anyway so I don't think it's the masks fault but it did work on my forehead just as well as the rest of my face. I think of this as the sister to the REN Glycolactic Renewal Radiance Mask, it's very much in the same league with the results it gives. I can't wait to use it more and see the long term affects - I'll let you know how I get on.

Newest additions aside, someone needs to take my bank card off me...


  1. What an amazing win! I've never heard of it before but it sounds great. I really want a cleansing balm so i'm intrigued to hear your more in depth review on it. xxxx

  2. I hate it when i really want a product but it is out of stock everywhere! The Clinique cleansing balm is something that i would want to try out though, but as of the new year i am trying to use up some of the products i have in my drawers first before trying new ones! Looking forward to reading your review on it though!

    Thanks for posting, I hope you are having a wonderful evening! <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
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  3. I keep hearing amazing reviews of the Clinque Cleaning Balm, I'd love to hear your thoughts <3

    Jennie xo |

  4. I have the milk version of the Clinique balm and love it, so can imagine the balm to be just as great!


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