There’s no better feeling than getting to the till with a full priced item you want and it happens to be reduced… or getting free gifts…or money off…I JUST LOVE A GOOD BARGAIN!

I am always on the hunt to replace and add new items to my kit (and try things out myself) I am constantly trawling the internet for products, swatches and reviews.

The skin prep side of my kit I keep fairly small as I carry around a pretty extensive makeup kit, it’s also just not practical to carry around skincare for every skin type and concern. And whilst skin care is super important and provides a great canvas for makeup, results are not always instant so it’s more important what products the client use daily at home rather than what I apply directly before makeup.

The main thing I need the skincare to do prior to makeup application is cleanse and hydrate, whether it’s in a light gel form for oily skin or a richer consistancy for a drier skin.

Makeup will sit better on a plump, hydrated, fresh skin.

I was looking to add a couple of products to my kit from Clinique. The Dramatically different moisturiser and the Moisture surge 72hr auto-replenishing hydrator , I have also just got to the bottom of my Elemis pro collagen cleansing balm and have heard great things about Clinique’s Take the day off.


As I was looking through the Clinique website I added the Take the day off cleansing balm and Moisture surge to my basket, the total was £60, as I went back to look for the Dramatically different moisturiser I came across an offer and couldn’t believe my eyes!

In the offer was a full size Take the day off and full size moisture surge, just what I wanted, there was also a full size Clinique smart custom repair serum, full size All about eyes, 7 days of fresh pressed pure vitamin C, full size high impact mascara and full size pop up colour in nude pop…….all this was on sale for £70 just £10 more than I was already going to pay for 2 items.

I added up the value of the products and it came to £200.50… for £70!!!!


What an absolute bargain, so I swiftly removed the single items and added the offer and also got the dramatically different moisturizer. As I headed to the checkout I received yet more freebies a vit c sample, a trial size rinse off foaming cleanser, mini high impact mascara (I forgot to photograph), beyond perfecting super concealer sample and a chubby stick lip colour, all perfect sizes for trying new products or taking on holiday or overnight stays.


I was over the moon with the amount of product I had got for my money, it’s a great way to try out more from the Clinique range, without breaking the bank.

Obviously there are MANY skincare companies out there but what attracted me to Clinique as an addition to my kit was the fact they are fragrance free and allergy tested, which on the number of clients I do makeup on just helps minimize the risk of irritation.

Have you got any Clinique favourites? Would you like me to review the items?

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