Heylo Beautiful Blossoms (BBs)! I hope you’re all having a better Friday than I am – rough day at work for me unfortunately on my end. 😦 I’m hoping that a session at the gym and blogging here before that will help me feel a little better.
I’m doing another entry on Clinique’s skincare line because I love it but my wallet hates it ಠ_ಠ. But when it comes to skincare, the wallet is going to lose the fight because good skincare outranks any makeup want list.
Today’s blog is dedicated to the Custom-Repair Serum, Clinique’s latest flagship product that does 4 things (according to Clinique):
- Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
- Firming and lifting skin
- Reducing dark spots and evening skin tone
- Improving radiance and texture
According to one of the sales reps at the Clinique counter in Macy’s Herald Square, in order for the product to work, your skin needs have to be 2 of the 4 in order to get the most out of the product – considering the fact that it costs nearly $60 for the smallest size on Clinique’s website, her suggestion makes sense.
If you saw my pics on my Instagram account, you’ll probably think that I don’t need this product in my life. But I am nearing the age of 30 and it’s starting to show. And I’ve always believed that a good skincare regimen early in life will help delay the appearance of aging. I feel like I need to start dealing with the wrinkles head on at my current age if I don’t wanna have the aging crisis that seem to plague many women twice my age.
When I got the smallest size bugger, Clinique had just released the product and was so confident in what it can do that they were willing to give away a 10-day sample for free. Once that sample ran out, you were able to come back to Clinique and get ANOTHER 10-day sample FREE. Yep, you read that right – a 20 day sample from Clinique for free.
I took advantage of the free stuff (not knowing that I already got 2 of them in GWP bags that I got last year) by snagging the first bottle and because the sales lady looked like she really needed to make a sale, I figured I’d do her a favor and buy the full sized one for $60. Besides, Clinique had yet to disappoint me.
So I used the sample-sized Custom-Repair Serum twice a day, especially under my eye. This is the part where I missed the not-gonna-fix-your-dark-circles and not-gonna-moisturize memo, but it sure did got rid of the fine line that was sitting cushy under my left eye.
Did I see an improvement in my face? I don’t know. I’m rather critical when it comes to myself – I’d find something that I don’t like in the mirror or see no difference in a Before and After, yet people will swear up and down that there’s a difference.
But being that the product does 4 things at once, I skipped applying the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and my skin didn’t look like it got dehydrated from me going cold turkey with the moisturizer. Surprisingly enough, the sample lasted me more than 10 days (maybe I was supposed to go HAM on it), but the promo was still ongoing that I was able to get the 2nd 10-day sample for free.
And guess what? Apparently I made the Clinique saleslady so happy, she threw in a couple of GWP bags for free – the same ones that I got from buying 2 Moisturizing Gels and a Brow Kit from last year and the bags had a sample of the free sample that Clinique was giving away. Let that sink in for a moment.
At this time, I’ve used up the 20 day sample that I got from Clinique and sadly, I threw them away before I could take a picture. ಠ_ಠ That’s a habit of mine I gotta curb somehow.
I should have taken a Before and After pic, but my philosophy with skincare is that what may work for me and my skin may not work for you, since people have different skin types and skin needs. Does that mean you should go out and buy the $60 bottle? No (even if Macy’s has a flexible return policy to compete with Sephora). It’s a hefty price tag to pay, especially if you’re on a budget. This is more like if-you-can-go-for-it-why-not kinda deal.
And that’s it for this week’s Currently Obsessed! Next week: the FIRST Clinique product that disappointed me. Yep, that’s right: DISAPPOINTED. Stay tuned to find out what it is that made me a sad Blossy!