I sometimes wonder about my friends’ sex lives. Kind of a child’s curiosity I’d say… Similarly I feel rather curious about other people’s beauty routines, especially those that are not so visible – meaning skin care products over makeup. I’m guilty of opening bathroom cabinets and taking a quick peek while feeling a bit ashamed. Still, I do it since I was a child, just about anywhere I go. Hopefully not many of my friends read this as I might become quite lonely! 😀 A question for my readers, do you ever do it?
Recently I realised that I haven’t changed my skin care routine for almost a decade, since I was living in a cloudy yet rather charming Windermere in the Lake District, England. Come to think about it, neither have I changed my partner and I’m very happy with it ;). Still, I’m not getting any younger and while still mostly wrinkle-free, certain tiny lines are getting more prominent in the eye area. That’s where Clinique comes in the picture!
Our Smart Eye Treatment targets your concerns as needed, where needed. Smart Eye Treatment improves skin’s appearance; smooths wrinkles, evens skin tone, lifts and brightens.
+ I tend to agree with the official info this time, if you need a good eye cream, this is it!
+ skin looks plumper, fine lines less visible
+ very light and non greasy
+ sinks right in as a perfect base for makeup
– amazingly, can not find any downsides 😉
Would I repurchase: YES!
Where/How much? I got a 5 ml sample (Ebay) for a fraction of the price as I like to try the product before buying full-sized/priced version. 15ml is 40 euros on allbeauty.
Overall rating: 5/5
Next: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Review
Real Techniques is a well known, moderately priced beauty tools brand. If you want a good quality brush without a hefty price tag, opting for Real Techniques is likely a good idea. I bought a couple of their brushes and, no, they are not M.A.C. or the like, but they are not too far away either. However, this review is not for the brushes but for the Sponge… Before revealing more I should say that I found many raving review on this one, so it might be I got a faulty one or simply didn’t use it properly. More on my experience after the usual official info:
This versatile beauty tool was designed with a revolutionary foam technology to evenly blend makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish. Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage.
- rounded sides blend large areas of the face with a dabbing motion
- precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections
- flat edge for contouring around the eyes and nose
- ideal for liquid foundation
+ decently priced, especially from Iherb
– didn’t blend easily, left marks on the face and the majority of product on the sponge!
– the sponge itself had cracks during the first week
Would I repurchase: I’m afraid not.
Where/ How much? Iherb for 5.10 $. If you plan on purchasing from Iherb feel free to use my discount code http://www.iherb.com/tr/cb?pcodes=MLI-00952&rcode=TFZ002 for a 10% off everything.
Overall rating: 1.5/5
Do you use sponges to apply foundation? What is your experience with those?
Clinique Smart Custom Repair Eye Treatment
This month I’m lusting after:
- DIOR DIORSHOW OVERCURL WATERPROOF
I loved my lash extensions…until I experienced an allergic reaction. So now I’m searching for a good mascara, again.
- EUCERIN HYALURON FILLER NIGHT CREAM
I’m loyal to Olay and C-vit serum for a decade now. However, I’m 34 so I reckon it’s about time I started using anti-age moisturizers. Although my skin seems to be my best asset I guess I shouldn’t push my luck :). Moreover, I like medicinal brands such as Eucerin so this one shall be my first!
- DIOR ADDICT LIP GLOW POMADE
I’ve been eyeing this one for months now!
- CHANEL BEIGE QUILTED BALLERINA FLATS
- FANCY RESTAURANTS
I realise this blog has less and less sex-related content, despite the name…perhaps I should rename it ”food and makeup diaries”, given my recent obsession with upscale restaurants. Thank God neither my waistline nor my bank account allow for more than a monthly visit to one of those! I shall be posting some foodporn photos from this month’s pick 😉
Tomorrow: REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE
What’s on your wishlist this month?