Jenna’s Blog | Part Two

Hello again, yep it’s me, Taylas mum.

I’m writing another set of reviews today, this time about some Clinique products I have.  I put the brands I have together just for ease.  I think my next instalment is a mixture of products and brands, hopefully it won’t be too messy 😉
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I have been using the Clinique 3 step system for a few years and have got on with it brilliantly.  It’s only my curiousness and the price of Clinique that has made me venture into trying other products.  I got my Clinique bits and bobs when we went on holiday to Florida so with the exchange rate I paid quite a bit less than the prices I’ve listed.  The prices listed are from the Boots website and these are MY OPINIONS.

Liquid facial soap.  Combination oily to oily skin, 200ml, allergy tested.  Step 1. £16
Non scented.
Great soap, has a gentle lather and doesn’t leave my face feeling dry and tight.
My fall back facial soap, great stuff.

Clarifying lotion 3.  Combination oily, 487ml, allergy tested.  Step 2. £26 (for 400ml)
Says fragrance free but you can smell alcohol in it. Can also feel it tingle when swept over your skin, which I like.
I’ve not found it very good as an exfoliator like described on the bottle, good as a toner though.
I have the bottle with the pump in the top because I bought it in America, I don’t know if you can get the pump in the UK.

Dramatically different moisturising gel. Combination oily to oily skin,125ml, allergy tested. Step 3. £30.
Says fragrance free but I think it has a very light clean smell.
A little goes a long way, so you can use sparingly. Absorbs quickly and easily.  Doesn’t leave skin matte but not shiny either.
My fall back moisturiser, I have a new bottle in the cupboard ready to go.

Take the day off make up remover for lids, lashes and lips.  50ml, allergy tested. £17 (for 125ml)
This is Such a small bottle as i got this in a sample pack with another purchase.
Non scented.
This is the best waterproof eye makeup remover I have ever used!!! I love it so have been using it sparingly, making it last rather than buying a new bottle.  I’m so tight lol.  Would recommend it to anyone.  Never tried it on my lips though as I never have lips left on by the end of the day.

Repairwear intensive eye cream.  15ml, allergy tested, ophthalmologist tested.

(I don’t think they make this anymore so I can’t find a price)

A nice eye cream that isn’t at all greasy and is easily absorbed.  Feels lovely but not seen any difference on my lines and wrinkles.

Acne solutions cleansing foam.  125ml, salicylic acid acne medication. Allergy tested. £17.
Says fragrance free but has a slight medicated and sweet smell.
This product is also part of the 3 step system buy I only have this step. Cleanses your skin really well but be very careful near your eyes.  At the moment it’s too much for my skin so will probably end up giving it away.

Self sun body daily moisturiser.  Light/medium, 75ml, allergy tested. £19 (for 125 ml).
Says fragrance free but I think it has a rather strong scent, a funky buttery type smell.  It’s pretty much the same deal as the dove self tanning moisturiser, put a bit on each day and build it up each day until you get the desired colour.  Works great and created a beautiful light tan (great for us pale people). Doesn’t last that long but non of them do, shame it is stinky! I got this free in my sample pack with another purchase.

There you go, another set of reviews from my perspective.  Remember I am in my early 40’s so if you’re a young whippersnapper it will probably not apply to you. Anyway I hope someone finds this helpful 🙂

Until next time…..

First Blog in a Couple of Weeks!

Shame on me! I haven’t been the best of bloggers recently, but I do have reason!

As I have been working a lot and haven’t been very well, I have been sending myself to bed early and my brain isn’t functioning well enough to share my findings with you guys.

But just because I haven’t been writing doesn’t mean that I haven’t been hunting for bargain buys and the next best beauty product.  (Even with an extremely tight budget)

I have also been sorting out my dressing table/blogging desk as I have been getting ready on the floor or at the dining table (ewww) The chair is temporary until I get a nice chic stool… check it out 🙂 

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Since writing my blogs, I have been trying to find the perfect combination of products to help my skin which can be dry, sensitive and quite spotty. (A girl’s worst nightmare).

I am not going to lie to you, but I think I may almost be there!!!!!!!!

 

I start with Neutrogena  Visibly Clear Oil-Free Facial Wash. This was an absolute bargain and smells lovely! I am really enjoying using this in the mornings, it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, without irritating. Exactly what you want in a face wash!!

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With a Nivea Face wipes to follow, this allows my skin to feel fresh and clean even more so, whether it be after my morning face wash with cold water to wake me up, or that before bed cleanse. The wipes are soft and full of moisture, (something which I found Johnson’s wipes not to be). I wouldn’t say they were the cheapest on the market, but they certainly weren’t the most expensive. They are most definitely worth the money, however! £2.99 per pack in Boots. They frequently run offers in different stores, but I was desperate!! The wipes have a slight bumpy feel over the cloth which I love because it can allow for a very slight exfoliation when wiping off the makeup!

 

My next step is moisturising! I used to be soooooo bad at moisturising, that my skin was in terrible condition. it was dry and I didn’t have a nice base for ready for my foundation to be applied, making it patchy and never lasted all day despite buying the 18hr ones on purpose! When rooting through my beauty box full of supplies that my mum bought for me at xmas (she literally buys in bulk to the point where I don’t need to buy any more deodorant for at least another 6 months! I do love my mum!!)

I came across something that I had completely forgotten about. My Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion.

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Clinique is something that I have always loved and has always done wonders for my skin, but I always go through phases of using it. It is simply because of the price tag. I will stock up, use it for a while, realise I am running out and then “save it for the important days”. It is so worth the cost because it is one of them pricey products that do in fact work. 

I now feel dirty and greasy if I do not use this products before I apply my makeup and after I take it off. It does NOT leave my skin feeling clogged whatsoever and soaks in rapidly so you don’t get that uncomfortable greasy feeling for ages. And the best part is, you do not need a lot. Two pumps on the tips of my fingers (so your hands don’t soak up the goodness before your face gets the chance) and gently rubbing it in across your face and down your neck. Do not forget under the eyes!!

 

In the mornings when I am getting ready, I finish this process of by applying my Nivea Primer (see below) giving me that perfect base for my foundation. Lovely jubbly!!

 

What is your morning and night regimes? Is there something you cannot forget to do??