Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask – Review

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask Review

I had my fair share of skin troubles growing up. Thats why I take particular care of my skin now. I am a fan of Clinique – it really suits my skin and leaves it glowing. Don’t get me wrong, it has taken me a long time to find a brand that works for me and Clinique seems to do just that. You can read my everyday skincare routine here.
I particularly love products that you leave on overnight, so was excited to try the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask after reading the promises made by Clinique of a creamy deeply hydrating night mask that helps skin replenish lost moisture and build reserves for the next day. With winter fast approaching this product will become my must have!

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask Review Swatch

I apply this mask after my three step Clinique skincare routine. The mask applies thick but massages into the skin easily and is absorbed quickly.  It is oil free and does not feel greasy. I also apply this mask to my neck being particularly generous with the amount used here!

If you are passing a Clinique counter, apply some of the cream to the back of your hand and feel how soft it makes it feel after a few minutes.  I’m really impressed with this mask and enjoy using it twice a week for a little pick me up.

This mask works for all skin types.  it comes in a 100ml tube and is priced at £30.00.

Talk to you all soon x

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Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment – Review

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment

 

Happy Sunday readers! If like me you enjoy a little pamper session on a Sunday then this is the product for you!  I have decided on making this my post for today with my little Sunday pamper session in mind for tonight! I have often walked past this on the shelves in the shops not really understanding what it did.  I often thought it was a pricey beauty gimmick, and it wasn’t until I searched the tutorials on YouTube that I became obsessed with getting my hands on it!

So what does this product promise? Well, this is marketed as being a magical mud clearing treatment that will target, prevent and heal for seemingly poreless skin. Ideal for use as a full face mask or targeted spot treatment.

The Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment has been clinically developed by Glamglow’s Dermatological Chemist to help fight all common skin concerns including visible pores, targeting problem skin, blemishes, pimples, breakouts, spots, black and white heads. razor burns and in-grown hairs. It just sounds too good to be true!!

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Superglow Super Clearing Treatment

Superglow Super Clearing Treatment

Peel back the protective foil and you are presented with the mud.  I like to apply the mask using an old foundation brush, as a little really does go a long way.  Not only is it a more hygienic way of applying, but it is also a way of spreading the mud evenly and conservatively on my face.

The mask is similar to that of a regular mud mask, it is dark on application and dries to a lighter colour.  However, it is during the drying process that the magic happens.  The mask feels tingly on my skin, and has an aniseed scent to it.

The mud drys to reveal little dots on my nose – It is as if it is pulling out all of the oil from my pores!  These dots are the pore-matrix formula that literally are dots of vacuum extraction! I can’t help but find watching this so satisfying!

Glamglow Supermud clearing treatment mask

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask

 

After leaving the mask on for 10-20 minutes I simply rinse the mask off my face to reveal a glowing smooth complexion underneath.

I like to use this as a whole face mask every week, and use it over any odd spots I may get from time to time.  I find this mask really does act as a vacuum and brings to a head any breakouts quicker than if I was to leave it.

I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin appearance and texture. As I have combination skin I can suffer from a particularly oily nose at times and after using this I have noticed a reduction in the amount of oil I seem to have.  I also note an improvement in the little blackheads and blocked pores around my nose.  I feel this product really is too good to be true.  Its not often a product actually lives up to the promises on the box but Glamglow really does.

I bought my Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment from Space NK for £45.00.

Have you tried any other product from the Glamglow collection? I would love to hear from you if you can recommend another product for me to try.  I would also love to hear from you if you have tried the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask!

Talk to you all soon x

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My Everyday Clinique Skincare Routine

Clinique Skincare Routine

My Clinique Skincare Routine

One thing all us beauty blog readers have in common is we like to spend our money on makeup.  Whether it’s high end expensive splurges or budget buys, we all invest our money in the quest to look the best version of ourselves.  The quality of our skin provides the foundation for our makeup, so I believe in investing time in my skincare routine to make my makeup look the best it can.  Of course I also want to keep those dreaded wrinkles at bay and as we all know, prevention is better than a cure! This is why I have been inspired to share with you all my current skincare routine.

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

I have combination skin.  Dry on my cheeks with an oily T-Zone.  I use the Type 2 Clinique 3 Step Skincare.

I invested in the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush.  This brush is a lot like the Clarisonic Brush. I have used a No7 cleansing brush in the past but found this almost scratched my face and made it feel very uncomfortable. For this reason I was a little concerned about spending such a lot on this brush.  However, I need not have worried! The green bristles are a little denser than the white bristles which are softer.  The green bristles are used on the T-Zone and the white bristles on the softer more sensitive parts of my face.  The brush should be used in circular movements and it switches off after 30 seconds. This brush costs £79.00.

Step 1:

Clinique facial wash

Clinique Liquid Facial Wash

I like to dispense one pump of the Clinique Liquid Facial wash into the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush.  I used the Clinique facial soap bar when I was younger and didn’t get on well with it.  However, this liquid wash does not leave my skin feeling overly tight and removes all visible makeup.  This is priced at £16.00 for a 100ml bottle.

Step 2:

Clinique Step 2 Clarifying Lotion

Clinique Step 2 Clarifying Lotion

I then dispense some of the Clinique Clarifying Lotion onto a cotton wool ball and wipe around my face.  I am always very shocked to see some makeup transfer on the cotton wool.  I didn’t know the Clinique Clarifying Lotion exfoliated as well but there is no doubt it does leave my face looking smoother. This is priced at £16.50 for a 200ml bottle.

Step 3:

Clinique Smart Custom Serum

Clinique Smart Custom Serum

I then apply a pump of the Clinique Smart Custom Serum.  One pump is enough to cover my face and neck.  This stage is crucial as it helps to prepare my face for taking on the moisturiser. This serum targets my problem areas.  This step is fairly new in my routine and I can definitely tell the difference.  The only thing I don’t like about this serum is the packaging.  I like to see how much product I have left as it takes me by surprise when I use the last pump and haven’t bought my next one! This is priced at £48.00 for 30ml.

Step 4:

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

The next step is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +.  This iconic yellow moisturiser has transformed my face and I cannot rate it highly enough! It sinks into my skin and leaves me feeling soft and supple. This is priced at £30.00 for a 125ml with pump bottle.

Step 5:

Clinique All About Eyes- Eye Cream

Clinique All About Eyes- Eye Cream

The final stage in my skincare routine is the Clinique All About Eyes cream.  I noticed I was starting to see fine lines around my eyes and as you can imagine I was straight out to the shops to invest in a pot of prevention! This eye cream is light and moisturising and sinks into my skin easily.  This is priced at £26.00 for a 15ml pot.

So there we have it – my skincare routine post! I would love to hear from you if you use any other products in the Clinique range  that you think I may benefit from!

Talk to you all soon x