Monday, 7 July 2014

Clinique Clobber

A few weeks ago I was approached by a lady who lives in the village about the possibility of hosting a cheese and wine evening in the tea room. The lady in question works for Clinique and the evening was to be in aid of Clinique's Kiss it Better campaign which raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Of course, I said yes.

The evening was a great success with about 30 of us enjoying plenty of wine and cheese and donating generously to the cause (over £600 was raised.) There was also a fantastic raffle with a HUGE number of prizes, all donated by Clinique. I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes, and it was quite a haul:
and included three Chubby Sticks in Grandest Grape, Oversized Orange and Mega Melon
Eyeshadow in Olive in My Martini (don't they have the weirdest names?!?)
Superprimer Colour Corrector
Moisture Surge CC Cream
Moisture Surge gel
And two bottles of Dark Spot Corrector (one is in my bathroom cabinet in use already).
I have to admit I'm not much of a one for wearing make-up. I'll pop it on when we're going out for a meal (if I can be bothered...), but I certainly don't wear it everyday. I do, however, follow a bit of a skincare ritual in the mornings, and always have done since my teenage years. I cleanse with Clean & Clear, use Boots Protect & Perfect Eye Cream for those pesky crows feet, add a serum and then finish off with a moisturiser which is sometimes a cheap and cheerful one such as Boots Essentials Cucumber Moisturising Cream (at a whopping £1.50 a pot), sometimes it's Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter (perfect in the winter as it's very thick and does a great job of moisturising; yes, I know it's meant for babies bums, but we've all heard the saying 'Soft as a baby's bum') and if I'm feeling really flush (or I've been to the USA and picked it up at a bargain price) it's Clinique's Dramatically Different Lotion. So, winning this little haul was great for me, with all those fab skincare goodies. While I was writing this post I thought I'd check out how much the items would cost if I bought them in the shops, and they add up to a hugenormous £255! The raffle tickets cost £5 each and I bought two, so I definitely lucked out there.

And I thought I'd do a little experiment. The dark spot corrector is supposed to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and age spots. I've been applying it to my face and one hand and will continue to do so until the two bottles are empty. This is a photo of the hand I'm trying it out on, and I'll take another photo when I've come to the end so I can compare the results. I'm intrigued to see whether the age spots will be any less noticeable.
Watch this space...


  1. What a fantastic raffle prize, and a great idea for a fundraising evening too. Keep us posted on the results of the dark spot corrector .

  2. Well done you for hosting such a great fundraising event, you definitely deserved that raffle prize. How lovely to have all of those Clinique things. I like Boots Classic Skin Cream, it's also really good value, but a bit thicker than the one you mention. I've used Waitrose Bottom Butter as well, it's excellent isn't it!


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