Celina, based in Melbourne Australia is an aspiring artist. With a passion for expressing herself through makeup, beauty, fashion, cosplay & photography, she believes in living life as creatively as possible.
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So I have something pretty exciting to share with you guys today, and that is Clinique’s new Smart Sampling of their Repairwear Laser Focus Serum. I think the concept is genius and I highly recommend everyone go try it out, after all it is free!
Basically you go to any Clinique Myer counter and pick up a free 2 week sample of the Repairwear Laser Focus. Use it for the 2 weeks, if you like it, go back to the counter with the empty bottle and they’ll give you ANOTHER 2 week free supply! So you essentially get 4 weeks worth of product to see if this works for you
I just think this is such a great idea, and I encourage you guys to take advantage of it. Perhaps by doing so we can get Clinique to open the concept to other products in their line, or even other brands to follow in kind. It’s through sampling I’ve been able to discover products I love and find products I hate. So I think sampling is really the key to finding products that work (or don’t) for you without wasting money
Tom Ford’s recent Fall 2012 collection came with an array of new colours for existing products they already have as part of their permanent collection, however this lip and cheek stain caught my eye because one currently does not exist! So naturally I scooped it up to try and I have to admit this is probably one of the better lip and cheek stains in my experience.
Previous lip and cheek stains I’ve tried tend to be far more liquid, and so unless you blend it out straight away they tend to be very difficult to smooth out later on. However with this product, because it is a cream, there is a little more flexibility with blending. And whilst it is in a cream lipstick bullet form, it is actually a lot less creamy than a traditional lipstick.
It blends very easily and really is designed to be a stain because it isn’t great at providing 100% opaque coverage. I found it much easier to apply and blend on the cheeks (needed a few swipes to get the level of opacity I have in the photos), likely because the surface is smoother than on my lips which I found a bit more challenging to move away from the blotchy effect.
All in all, I really am enjoying this product and it’s one I’ll keep around. I know it was designed for colder weather, but I can see myself using this during our (hopefully) upcoming warmer months
If you are interested, you can purchase this online for $48US.
April has been quite a month, it’s been four weeks now that I’ve been doing the “travel dance” for work. Fly up on Mondays, fly home on Fridays. The first couple of weeks was the toughest, and I’ll admit to even breaking down on the first night. But with time, I’ve started forming routines to help me maintain my “work life balance”. Honestly with times like these, I really have to give it up to my family, friends and of course you, my readers / viewers for helping maintain some level of consistency in my life and putting up with all my whinging, so thank you very much
On to the empties for this month!
Lancome Eau Fraiche Douceur
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector *
Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer
Clarins Sunscreen Wrinkle Control Eye High Production 30 SPF
Swisspers Organic 80 Cotton Make-up Pads
Swisspers 20 Round Make-Up Pads
Swisspers 100 Cotton Tips
Products marked * were sent to me for consideration.
Every now and then I come across a product that I just cannot use. Unfortunately Anew’s Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Serum Concentre Illuminant is one of them. This was kindly provided for me for consideration and I tried my best to use this as my nightly serum, and managed to after a full week. But the amount of tingling it caused me was just crazy, it left me scratching my face whilst I slept most nights, not something you want to be doing I went online to read reviews and see what others recommended. Some recommended using less, which I did, but ultimately this product just didn’t work for me. I can’t say if the results would be great or not, but based on reviews from others, they’ve given me the impression that if you can handle the tingle, the results are worth it. Unfortunately I don’t have that sort of self control.
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This special edition book features Louis Vuitton’s contemporary fashion, art, architecture, design and photography. Cover by the ever talented Takashi Murakami, responsible for the popular multicolor line. The book features over 80 artists and many other creative types that have collaborated with LV throughout the ages.
I was quite tempted to post photos of some of the images inside the book, but I couldn’t decide which to post first! (so many great pages) so I’ll be sure to over time post my favourites.