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Friday, August 13, 2010

Makeup & Muses


My hubby and I had a date night and we ate at Brio. It was a lot of fun and so nice to do something like that in the middle of the week. Anyone ever been to Brio?

After we ate we walked around the shops by the restaurant and guess what I found? Sephora! This is what I bought (or what my hubby bought me as part of the date night).

Lash brush and comb
Now that I have fairly visible lashes I'll have to start shaping them to my pleasing.

Clinique Liquid Face Soap
Boots No7 Tinted Moisturizer

And I didn't buy this at Sephora but at Target beforehand. It's a new product for me, but I haven't really written about it so why not do that here.

You know when you smell something and the smell is so distinct that you swear you can taste it? That's what the Boots and Clinique products are like.

Boots No7 Tinted Moisturizer
The moisturizer is sheer and very soft. Aside from the smell, it's hardly noticeable. The box says it hydrates for 12 hours which is a definite plus. I've read that a foundation is like lipstick while a tinted moisturizer is like lipgloss, and I totally agree. Although I will continue to use this product because it goes on well, adds a bit of shine (or should I say radiance) to my skin and is less product than foundation, I still think I will use foundation some days for the overall even coverage.

4 out of 5 hearts
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Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
I went into Sephora and asked the very approachable staff what kind of cleanser I should use for my skin type. She gave me a few options including this one so I went with it.

It's gentle and good for a dry skin combination. My face definitely felt clean, but I had to use a moisturizer right after (which you totally should anyway) as I had that tight-skin feeling. It's clear when it comes out of the bottle but then creates a bit of a foam when rubbed on your face. The overall smell is pretty irritating, but I do feel like it's working when it's on my skin.

3 out of 5 hearts
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15 comments

Susi said...

Hey lovely muse :) Sounds like the perfect date night! How generous your hubby is!

I'm using a lot clinique stuff for my face and I love. Its worth every euro. Gives me the perfect skin.

Happy weekend

beeble said...

Sounds like it was a really good night (: The clinique face wash seems really good, is it just specified for dry skin or does it have another specified target? eg. blackheads, redness...

Fé... said...

I'm very much into make up these days, and looking for the perfect combination of make up for my face. Thanks for reviewing some of them! It does help.

love jenny xoxo said...

I've always been curious about tinted moisturizer... but I feel like my skin gets shiny enough so I'm not sure if it would be right for me. I still might have to try it though

shineyglam said...

Ive been wanting to go to Sephora for the longest time but cant get the chance. That shop is a great one really.

xoxo,
www.shineyglam.blogspot.com

Taj Acosta said...

What a wonderful dinner! With shopping! My kind of date! lol. have a great weekend doll ;) hugs -Taj

Naka said...

nice review ^^ i love clinque :3

Kristin said...

I haven't bought Clinique in years. What's wrong with me? HA!

Chic Therapy said...

I love sephora, it a makeup lover's haven

Mimi said...

aww, that's so nice! i love sephora, but who doesn't, right? that restaurant looks like a great place! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

sweet said...

Wow what a great night you had...and love the review on those products. I am not much of a beauty person myself, I usually do the normal thing, wash, sometimes I tone and moisturize but usually just wash my face with clear water hehehehe. But I go to facials once in a while.

Oh by the way regarding the giveaway, they will be giving out postcards.

take care love
kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

catwalk criminal said...

i like the reviews a lot ♥

Missy M said...

ah so sweet you have a date night x

Missy
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The Owl's Closet said...

sounds like a fun date night, cheryl! so sweet of ur hubby to buy u sephora goodies. i've never tried this boots product, but thanks for the review! hope ure enjoying the weekend!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

MarchMusings said...

What a fun night. Food and shopping. Clinique producs usually deliver what they promise

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