Clinique – Pep-Start | Review

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Clinique – Pep-Start | Review

I have had my eye on the new Clinique Pep-Start collection since it has come out. I wanted to try the Pep-Start Eye Cream, Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser and the Pep-Start Cleansing Swipes. I always go to Boots when I buy my Clinique products as I always find the ladies on Clinique so helpful and I also get Boots points.I went into Boots to pick up the Clinique Airbrush Concealer as I had run out that morning and I told the lady serving me about how I’d had my eye on the Pep-Start and she showed me this little Pep-Start mini kit. I decided to buy it as for £20 and 4 Clinique products you can’t really go wrong.

This little kit from Clinique consists of;

Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Pep-Start Eye Cream

Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser

High Impact Mascara

Review

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Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

By combining gentle cleansing with exfoliating power, this 2-in-1 formula takes away dirt, dulling dead skin cells, excess oil and impurities to give skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow. Preps skin for makeup. It is gentle enough to use twice a day.

How To Use

Wet face and hands. 
Work a dime-sized amount into hands, lather and massage over skin. 
Rinse well, avoiding eye area. 
Follow with moisturizer.

This is very gentle on the skin and can be used as an every day cleanser. Most exfoliation washes are quite harsh on my skin and I need to use a heavy moisturiser after as my skin feels irritated but with this I do not have to use moisturiser.

It gets rid of all the grime from the day so you are left with a clean canvas to re apply your makeup or even just to take it all off.

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Pep-Start Eye Cream 

Hydrates, brightens, perks you up. It’s cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh. Smooths the way for makeup, too. Have it on hand.
Ophthalmologist Tested.

How To Use

Use twice a day, morning and night.
Gently squeeze a small amount of product onto applicator tip.
Swipe in circular motion around eye area, including lids.
Use finger to smooth in any excess until absorbed.
Reapply as needed throughout the day.

I really like this product as it is light on the eye area, hyrdates my skin and makes my under eyes look less dull and dark. It is good to use everyday and a little bit goes a long way so you do not have to use a lot of the product.

It is also perfect for prepping the eye area before applying concealer as it hydrates and I find my concealer does not go cakey after a while when using this eye cream.

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Peep-Start HydroBlur Moistuiser 

This lightweight, 24/7 hydrator provides matte moisturization, instantly blurs imperfections and preps for makeup.

How To Use

This multitasking moisturizer can be used 3 ways: 

On clean skin for an instant filter and all day hydration.
As a perfect primer for foundation, tinted moisturizers or powder.
Throughout the day—over makeup—as needed
Avoid eye area.

This mosituriser is very light weight and sinks into the skin almost straight away so you are not waiting for it to dry. You do not need to use a lot of this product and it is not harsh on the skin. It does not have a perfumed smell and it also creates a smooth canvas for your makeup.

I also like the packaging of this moisturiser as it is cute and practical as you do not have to squeeze a tube or pump the moisturiser out.

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High Impact Mascara 

The Clinique mascara favourite in a waterproof version so you’re ready for anything. Instant volume and length that resists flaking, clumping and smudging.

I use this mascara for day wear as it gives the right amount of volume and length on your lashes without them going clumpy or applying to much product.

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Overall

 I like these Clinique Mini’s as you can try out some of the Pep-Start products without committing to the actual size products.

My favourites of these products are the Pep-Start Eye Cream and the Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser. I am not a big fan of the Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser but I still use it.

I do not like the added mascara they put in as it is always a little free gift with Clinique and even though it’s a good mascara and a use it for the day I have lots of them so would prefer to have something you do not usually get as a free gift.

I also LOVE the packaging of this range as it just pops and stands out and looks nice and bright on your dressing table.

The prices of the full products are;

Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser – £16.50

Pep-Start Eye Cream -£22.00

Peep-Start HydroBlur Moistuiser  – £24.50

High Impact Mascara  – £17.50

You can find these online at Boots or Clinique.com or in store.

Have you tried any of the Clinique Pep-Start products?
Which ones are your favourite?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Clinique Superbalanced Foundation | Review

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‘Provides comfortable moderate coverage, imparting a natural finish. Absorbs oil where needed. Minimises the appearance of fine lines. Stays true to colour.Contains anti-oxidants and anti-irritants. Streak proof, perspiration proof. Non-acnegenic, oil free and Ophthalmologist tested.’

I have been after a new foundation for a while and I decided to try out some from Clinique. I always go into the Boots in manchester when buying from Clinique, I love the sales assistants who work there as they are always so helpful and kind.

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 I told one of the ladies I was after a new foundation and I wanted a dewy finish that was a light coverage which is build buildable. She recommended me the Superbalenced foundation and found my colour match and applied it to my face so I could see whether or not I liked it. I wore it for the rest of the day while shopping and I liked how subtle it was on my skin and how fresh and even it made my skin look. It did not go cakey which sold it to me as I hate when foundation looks cakey on the skin.

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With this foundation, a little goes a long way. I apply dots of it onto my face then I take my Real Techniques Stippling brush and work it into my skin until it is blended. Then I apply concealer if needed and then set it all with some powder. It stays on my face throughout the day without needed any touch ups.

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 I have been using this foundation for around 4 months now and it has not broke out my skin or dried it up. If I am wearing foundation I like to use a heavy moisturiser so this foundation sits on the skin without drying it.

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As you can see the foundation blends into my skin without it being noticeable. The colour match is the perfect match for me and if you are interested it trying this foundation out you can always go to your nearest Clinique store and ask if you can try it on throughout the day to see if you like it.

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This foundation is perfect for anyone who likes minimal looking makeup and does not wear foundation a lot. It blends nicely into your skin and looks natural. I love using this foundation on days where I want a bit more coverage and want my skin looking more even.

This foundation is on the more high end price at £22.50 but I think it is worth the price. You can find it at Clinique online or in store and also in Boots.
Clinique Superbalanced Foundation 

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Katie x

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Billion Dollar Brows – Review

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Billion Dollar Brows – First Impressions & Review

Billion Dollar Brows are a company I’ve only just recently heard of.  They have recently started selling their products in Boots. When I saw their brow kits I wanted to try them out as I have been trying to find brow products to create the perfect brow.

Both of these kits are handy and have all the products and tools you need to help create the perfect brow!

Eyebrows are one of the most important features of our faces – and yet they are often the most neglected.
We believe that beautiful brows are a right, not a privilege. Our products are priced fairly so that you don’t have to break the bank to have Billion Dollar Brows.

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Billion Dollar Brows – Best Seller Kit

The first brow kit contains all 5 brow products which help you create the perfect brow!

1) Universal Brow Pencil: Formulated to work beautifully with most skin tones and hair colors, this amazing eyebrow pencil goes on smooth and natural. It never needs sharpening and comes complete with a spoolie brush for effortless blending and a perfect finish.

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This brow duo is so easy to use and because its both on one applicator it makes it easier to switch from the pencil to the spoolie. The brow pencil matches my brows perfectly and helps you create the perfect brow and also helps you to create a thicker brow.

2) Brow Duo Pencil: Highlights your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth while providing instant visual lift. The highlighter works with every skin tone. On the opposite end, is a universal consealer for on-the-go touchups.

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This brow duo pencil helps to highlight your brow bone and also the concealer is perfect to use under your eyes or to conceal around your eyebrows.

3) Brow Gel: Our clear brow gel locks in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day.

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I am not the biggest fan of Brow Gels and I have not used one in years, but when I tried this product out it helped hold my brows into place all day and did not make my eyebrows look wet or make my brows go hard.

4) Smudge Brush: This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil.

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This smudge brush works perfect with the Duo Brow Pencil. It helps to blend everything into place. The brush is soft and not harsh on your skin.

All together this kit was easy to use and all the products helped to pull together the perfect brow in little time and effort.

I think this kit is perfect high end kit if you love doing your eyebrows and like Gels and Pencils, It would also make a great gift to someone who is starting out in makeup!

This set costs £49.50 and you can find it online here.

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Billion Dollar Brows – 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows

Be fabulous in 60 seconds. Add a brilliant pop of color to your brows in just a minute. This essential kit includes two must-have brow products: 1 Brow Powder Taupe and 1 Brow Brush.

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The vegan friendly Taupe formula is made for most light and dark brunettes. For a quick touchup, dab the powder and glide along your brow line with our angled brush and blend with spoolie brush for beautiful brows.

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How To use:
For a quick touchup, dab the powder and glide along your brow line with our angled brush and blend with spoolie brush for beautiful brows

This Kit is so quick and easy to use!
I brush my brows out with the spoolie brush and then go in with the powder and the angled brow brush to fill in my brows. I then use the spoolie again to brush out my brows and to make sure everything is blended.

The brush is my favourite as you have the two applicators you need in one! The brush is the right size to help you fill in your brows and its so gentle on your skin.

The eyebrow powder is the perfect colour, at first I thought the powder would be too dark for me but it blends in with my hair colour and makes my brows look natural!

I have been using this every day for the past week and it has given me natural looking eyebrows that take less then 2 minutes to create! What I’ve loved the most is my friends and others complimenting my brows!
I think this kit would also make a good present for someone.

This fantastic Kit is £24.00 and you can find it online here.

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These are my brows filled in with the Taupe eyebrow powder, as you can see it helps to fill them it to make them appear thicker while still looking natural. I also set them with the Brow Gel.

I have had compliments off my friends on my brows and how natural they look. I have been using these products on rotation for around 1 week now and they have found a place in my every day makeup back. I was quite pleased with the quality with these products and how well they work.

For more information about these products and this brand visit their website www.billiondollarbrows.com to also see their other eyebrow products click this link . I have my eye on their Brow Boost as I have heard so many amazing reviews on them!

Out of the two, my favourite is the 60 seconds to beautiful brows. It is the perfect little kit for your eyebrows without any fuss. It’s worth the price and all the products are high quality.

Have you tried any of these products out? What is your favourite?

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Katie x

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Clinique 3 Step Anti Blemish – Review | Guest Post

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Hello!

Today’s blog is a little different as it’s KateKiwi’s sister, Ella! 🙂

I have always loved reading blogs and when my sister started her own I was so proud of her (and jealous as I’ve always wanted to start one), so when she offered for me to write one here I was so excited!

I have always wanted to tell people about my favourite skin care products as I absolutely love them and now I finally get to! So I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I’ve loved writing it.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System

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I got this as I was suffering from horrible blemishes. I had started my new job (which is very full on) and I broke out everyday. They were everywhere and nothing I had got rid of them. I have never had bad skin, I often got blemishes (but who doesn’t) but these were awful and nothing I had ever experienced. So I went straight to Boots. By chance I ended up at the Clinique counter complaining about my skin to the consultant and she introduced this to me. I was reluctant as I had never used Clinique before and it was a lot more expensive to what I normally buy. But I was so fed up with my blemishes that I was willing to try it. And Oh my god it was the best decision EVER! My skin has never been clearer and it has really helped to prevent blemishes as well as get rid of them! I use this day and night and it is just amazing!

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I only use two pumps of the foam Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam on damp skin and rub it in, wash it off and pat dry. Then I gently tip the Clarifying Lotion upside down and tip it onto a cotton pad and then just smooth it on my face and neck. Finally I use a small amount of the moisturiser Clearing Moisturiser and apply it again to my face and neck. It literally takes minutes and you will feel it working straight away and your skin will feel so clean and fresh!

If you suffer from constant blemishes like I did then I would definitely recommend that you try Clinique’s 3 step! There are different types to suit your skin’s need so make sure you speak to one of the consultants before you buy. It is a little pricey but it is defiantly worth it! I haven’t looked back and I always go Clinique for skin care now as it worked so well for me.

I hope this has helped some of you. I apologise about how wordy this is but I’ve been bursting to tell people for so long! I have also purchased a wide range of Clinique’s products now due to my love of it, so if any of you are interested in them and want to know what they are like before purchasing I am happy to post a blog about them (as long as KateKiwi lets me haha).

Thank you for reading!

Ella x

You can find this product here and its £25.

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Liz Earle – Review

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Hello fellow beauty bloggers and readers,
I recently got bought my first Liz Earle products for my 20th birthday, I’ve heard a lot about Liz Earle products, especially the ‘Hot Cloth Cleanser’ and when i got bought it for my birthday i was super excited to try it out and let me tell you i wasn’t disappointed!

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No7 Instant Radiance Foundation – Review

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I’ve tried many foundations and i could never find one that lasted the whole day, didn’t look greasy or too powdery on my skin and actually matched my skin tone.

I’ve finally found a foundation that tick’s all my boxes when it comes to the right foundation!

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No7 Instant Radiance Foundation 

Boot’s website tells you a little about this product

Radiance boosting for tired, stressed skin. Create radiant, luminous skin with this revitalising foundation from No7. Glides on to skin for coverage that brightens the complexion, reducing the appearance of imperfections and signs of fatigue.

The silky moisturising formula has light reflecting particles that boost your skin’s appearance, making it look luminous and naturally flawless. Energising Ginger helps stimulate tired looking skin whilst our enriching vitamin complex helps boost skins vitality.

Soft violet pearls give dull, stressed out skin a healthy looking glow for perfectly natural finish.

Review

This foundation is a miracle in a bottle! I first came across this when my sister’s friend used it and she said it looked like she was not  wearing any foundation and her skin looked amazing, my sister got matched up to the shade ‘Calico’ and when the women at the counter applied it to her face i couldn’t even tell she had anything on! It blends into the skin perfectly and does not look cakey (nobody want’s their foundation to look cakey.) When i saw it on my sister i knew i had to own this foundation for myself!

The packaging for this product looks amazing and even though it’s simple its eye-catching and does not look cheap. I only need one pump to cover my face and its a medium coverage so you can build it up. I apply this to my skin with the Real Techniques – Stippling Brush and it’s easy to apply and sinks into your face and leaves you with even and nice looking skin. It stays on your skin all day and gives you the right coverage without looking caked in foundation.

What i love about this foundation is it’s a radiance boost for tired or stressed skin, everyone has those days where they look like rubbish and this is the perfect pick me up. It gives you the brightness and even skin tone but without looking like you’ve put a layer of foundation on.

The price is £12.50 but it has a variety of shades and you can go to the No7 counter and they will match up with the little machine they have for free and help you pick out the right shade.

I can’t hype this product up enough as it tick’s all the boxes to the perfect foundation, this will defiantly be my new daily foundation and as you i only need one pump to do my entire face it will last for a while before i need to go repurchase it. If your unsure about this product check it out on the boot’s website as it has everything you need to know on there and also people’s reviews.

What is your favourite daily foundation?

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Katie x

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