SkinnyMint 28-Day Teatox Review

SkinnyMint 28-Day Teatox Review

**Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, and all opinions shared are my own.**

Hello everyone!!!

It’s been a minute since I lasted published a post, but honestly I don’t know how I can keep this blogging thing up in grad school. It might just be my program, but the workload is triple what it was in my undergraduate degree and there are group projects coming out the yin yang. I still want to keep posting but I can’t promise any sort of schedule or regularity so make sure you’re following this blog if you want to be notified every time a new post is up.

I had initially intended to share my thoughts on this product much sooner,  but they were very mixed, and and I didn’t want to put them out there only to have to renege on them later, as it would be a disservice to both my readers and the brand itself.

So, back in February, I was feeling really bloated and sluggish, and started looking for a way to cleanse my system and perk back up. This product is one that I have seen as a sponsored ad on Facebook countless times, and was really interested in because it was advertised to be gluten-free, keto-approved, vegan, and cruelty-free. Then one day I saw an advertisement for a promotion where I could buy one product and get the second for free, so I took a trip over to the SkinnyMint website and had a look around. I ended up purchasing the Super Fat Burning Gummies Limited Edition and received the 28 Day Ultimate Teatox  for free (regular retail at time of purchase: $54.99 USD). Free worldwide shipping was available, so my grand total came to $49.90 USD.

SkinnyMint Detox Bundle(Note: While this deal is no longer available, a similar one is currently being offered, which includes the 28-Day Teatox morning and night teas, as well as a set of the Super Fat Burning Gummies for $66.90 USD.)

I found the website really easy to navigate, and liked that there was an option to set automatic monthly orders for a discounted price on products. The one drawback is that there is only four currency options: US/CAN, Asia/Middle East, AU/NZ, and Europe. For a Canadian such as myself, this meant I was paying in US dollars, which isn’t the end of the world, but it is the difference between saying my final total was $49.90 USD versus $$65.14 CAN, and I like the sound of a lower price point.

I ordered my products on February 4th, receiving an email confirmation shortly afterwards. I then received another email on February 5th letting me know my order had shipped. I received my products in the mail on February 15th, 8 business days from when I ordered, which is right in the ballpark of 7-10 days shipping to Canada listed on the SkinnyMint website. Everything came in one small box, with bubble wrap to keep it safe in transit. I then saved the products for the first of March so that I could do a comparison of how I felt in March with the teatox compared to in February without it.

The first thing I was really impressed with was how delicious the teas and gummies tasted. I was prepared for something not great that I would have to gulp down quickly to keep it in, but both the Morning Boost and Night Cleanse were so yummy and I looked forward to drinking them everyday. The gummies also tasted amazing. My favourite was the garcinia cambogia strawberry flavour hunger buster afternoon gummies, and I was so tempted to eat them like candy a few times. The green coffee bean apple flavour power up morning gummies were also really good though, and the apple was refreshing in the morning. I took two of each daily for the duration of the teatox. What I especially loved about the gummies was that they were sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian, making the product consumable for so many people.

The first three weeks of the Teatox went really well, and I was super happy with the products. Combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, I felt I had more energy, and didn’t feel bloated anymore. Incorporating the tea into my morning and nighttime routines helped me establish and keep to meal routines that, I believe, also contributed to how I perceived the tea to be working.

My main concern came about at the end of week three. I realized that I was three days late for my period. As someone whose cycle is very regular, I was confused but not overly concerned, so I continued with the teatox. My period still hadn’t started after another four days, in total being late seven days. By that point I was actively concerned, and began researching SkinnyMint and other detox teas to see if other people had similar side effects. Lo and behold, the internet had a host of articles about women who had tried detox teas and had their period extremely late. I made the decision to end my teatox five days early, on March 26th. and in three days my period had come. I was ecstatic, which sounds ridiculous even to me as I type I because periods are bloomin’ annoying and inconvenient.

Based on my experience with this product, my feelings overall are still mixed. A part of me wants to give it another try because I believe it worked and I felt better, but I have to wonder what the teas are doing to me on the inside and what they are made of if they can impact my menstrual cycle. I would definitely be open to trying again sometime, or even trying another brand of detox tea, but I’ll see how things go. I have since maintained a balanced die and regular exercise in the hopes that I will feel less bloated and have more energy.

So, those are all of my thoughts, but let me know in the comments below if you have ever tried a detox tea. What did you think? Did you see results? Have any side effects? I want to hear about it all!

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline Lash Sensational MascaraWhy hello there 🙂 🙂 

April is always a crazy month with university classes ending and final exams starting, but the end of this term seemed extra hectic. I don’t know if it was all the group projects or the massive papers but it felt like April dragged on for far too long. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I am studying, but by the end of classes I am ready for a break and my exams went right until the second-to-last day of exam period. I have missed blogging and I am so happy to be getting back to it with a post about my new go-to mascara. 

Way back in September 2016, I published a drug store haul post and this mascara was included. I put it in a box of products to try and unearthed it about a month ago, figuring I should give it a go. Well boy am I glad I did!!!
Features

  1. New oil-infused liquid formula to define lashes
  2. Layer-Reveal brush with 10 bristle layers reaches all lashes
  3. Ophthalmologist-tested and safe for contact lense wearers
  4. Available in three shades: Blackest Black, Very Black, and Brownish Black 
  5. Drugstore price tag
  6. Fun fact: This mascara was also the official mascara of London Fashion Week. 

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara brush First of all, the brush is pretty darn skookum. The curved shape makes it possible to apply from root to tip and the bristle layers grab all the lashes and lengthen them. 

The formula is also really smooth, glides on well, and it can be layered. Plus, it feels really leightweight on my eyelashes. Over the course of the day, it does not smudge, flake, or transfer to my undereyes, not even if I accidentally forget to take my makeup off at night and end up sleeping with it on. It still looks just as good the next day. I wouldn’t recommend that, but it’s a good test of how durable the product is. 

The only negative comment I have about this mascara is that it is extremely hard to remove completely. I typically use Clinique’s Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes, and Lips, and maybe another remover works better, but I find I can only get the surface product off, and I wake up the next morning with goopy remnants on my lashes that crumble off throughout the following day. Even using more remover does not seem to do much. Let me know in the comments if any of you have used this mascara and have a great technique for getting it off because it makes my lashes look amazing and I want to keep using it. 

The jury is still out regarding whether this mascara has overtaken Clinique’s High Impact Mascara as my favourite mascara, but it is definitely a good contender for that title in my makeup bag. 

Have you tried this product before??? What did you think of it???

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

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Being in the thick of dreary, rainy winter days really takes its toll on me and my skin. Don’t get me wrong, I love jumping in rain puddles, seeing my breath in the mornings, and praying for snow, but my skin doesn’t appreciate the cold weather. That’s where this mask comes in as the ultimate winter pick-me-up. 

Features

  1. Comprised of orange, lemon, and clementine extracts
  2. Contains a proprietary complex of vitamins C, E, and B5, along with revitalizing minerals
  3. Contains AHA fruit acids that exfoliate and smooth skin
  4. Suitable for sensitive skin
  5. Citrus jam texture
  6. Smells incredible

I use this product twice per week, on Sundays and Wednesdays after my morning skin cleansing regime. As directed, I apply a generous amount with gentle circular motions, then leave it on my face for around 10 minutes while I catch up on some blog reading. I typically remove it with some warm water and a face towel, but I have heard a cotton pad works just as well. 

The best way I can describe how lovely this product is is to say that it leaves my skin clear, bright, and glowing, all the things I want my skin to be in winter. My complexion has also become much smoother and even, and my skin feels so healthy and soft after use and for the next few days until I use it again.  An added bonus is how amazing this product smells. The dominant smell is freshly cut oranges and clementines, but the hints of lemon give it a slightly tart scent. The combination wakes me right up in the mornings, energizing me and my skin. 

One thing that surprised me about this product the first time I used it was the thick pieces of citrus in the jam-like mask. I had initially expected a smoother texture, but the pieces actually help in exfoliating and speak to just how natural this product is. 

 This is definitely a splurge purchase at CAN $80 for the 100mL jar, but it is so worth it. 
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NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream LipsticksHappy Sunday all!!!

I haven’t done a review post in quite awhile so I wanted to get back into the groove of things with a review of one of my new favourite products: NYX’s Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks.  I picked up three shades during my last drug store haul, which you can read here if you’re interested, and since then I have been wearing one of the three almost every day. 

Features

  1. Even application
  2. Quick-drying
  3. Matte finish
  4. Lightweight
  5. Waterproof
  6. Fragrance-free
  7. Drugstore price tag
  8. Available in 12 shades, ranging from neutral to bold

One of my biggest concerns about liquid lipstick was whether it would dry out my lips or accentuate any cracking I had, especially during the winter. I have to be honest and say that these lipsticks do dry out my lips more than a traditional lipstick would, but it is nothing to be concerned about. I wouldn’t recommend these to anyone who is prone to having dry lips though, because it could result in further dehydration and flaking. The product also has the tendency to settle into lip lines, so keep that in mind.

I did have to be careful after I first applied it because it does not dry instantly and can easily smudge. It does dry fairly quickly, however, with a completely opaque finish. The application wand allowed me to fill in all of my lips, including the tough-to-reach places like the edges and near the Cupid’s bow. It is really important to fully cover lips though, otherwise it can look patchy and uneven when it dries. 

The three shades I purchased are Tea & Cookies (a rose pink), Cherry Skies (a deep wine red), and Vintage (dark plum with mauve undertones). 

Swatches

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks swatches

I was most impressed with how vibrant the shades are. Some of the shades in the range are definitely for the more adventurous, like the neon purple shade Amethyst, but some of them are absolutely gorgeous pink and nude shades.

I also really like how long-lasting the formula is. I can wear one of the shades for an entire day of classes, which covers at least two meals, snacks, and regular water drinking, without any touch-ups. I find some of the darker shades like Vintage fade slightly at the corners of my mouth as the day goes on, but it is barely noticeable, and can easily and quickly be touched-up. 

In short, these liquid lipsticks are the perfect combination of good quality and affordability, and are a great product with which to try out liquid lipstick. 

Do you like wearing liquid lipsticks??? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 🙂

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Bumble and bumble Shampoos

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Good morning all!!! 

I realized the other day that I have not done a review post in far too long and, with the perfect outdoor lighting for photographs, I thought I would finally post about the Bumble and Bumble shampoos that I have been loving for the past few months. 

Before I get into my thoughts on the three Bumble and bumble shampoos that I have been using, I wanted to write a little bit about the brand itself. Bumble and bumble was founded as a New York City salon in 1977 by Michael Gordon. The brand has become renowned for its hair salons, design school and amazing lines of stylist-inspired, editorial-quality products. My one complaint about the brand is that it tests on animals, probably because it is owned by Estée Lauder Companies. 

Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo

img_1372This multitasking sulphate-free shampoo is the first Bb shampoo that I tried. I came across it in a three-product travel-size pouch in a Sephora in Paris after the hotel shampoo was starting to seriously dehydrate my hair. I was able to try the shampoo, conditioner and heat/UV protective primer for a solid week and the range completely transformed my hair. According to Bb, this shampoo is formulated with six feather-light oils to make hair smoother, softer, and silkier, while taming frizz and protecting against breakage from heat and UV radiation, all while not weighing down hair. This shampoo has a very fruity scent that I am obsessed with because it is so lovely and fills up the entire shower. This shampoo is available in two sizes: a 2oz bottle for CAN $14, and an 8.5oz bottle for CAN $38, perfect for traveling. 

Thickening Shampoo

img_1374This is the second Bb shampoo that I tried. I was finding the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil formula to be very nourishing and hydrating, but prolonged use left my hair feeling flat. This shampoo is lightweight and serves the dual function of moisturizing hair and sealing split ends, while also building body to add fullness to fine or limp hair. Bumble and bumble describes it as “ideal for fine, thinning, limp, or flyaway hair,” which perfectly describes how my hair was feeling. This shampoo is also compatible with colour-treated hair, thank goodness. For best results, it is recommended that this shampoo is paired with the rest of the Thickening range including the conditioner, serum, and hairspray. I have only tried the shampoo but it worked wonders on my fine hair. The shampoo is actually available in three sizes: a 2oz bottle for CAN $11.50, an 8oz bottle for CAN $29, and a 33.8oz bottle for CAN $74. I know the latter seems like a ridiculous amount of money to pay for shampoo, but it has done amazing things for my hair and I find it lasts months and months so, broken down, the cost is equivalent to the number of shampoo bottles purchased from other brands. 

Straight Shampoo

img_1377This sulphate-free shampoo is designed to reduce frizz and tame flyaways. It features Concen-straight Technology®, formulated to smooth and soften curly, thick, and unmanageable hair. While my hair is neither curly or unmanageable, I have pesky hairs that pop out the top of my head, irking me to no end, and this shampoo does a wonderful job of keeping them flat. Also, this shampoo is safe for colour-treated hair. The only downside to this one I can find is that it is only available in one size, an 8.5oz bottle for CAN $38, which is not ideal for traveling, but will still fit nicely into checked baggage. 

 

All of these shampoos have similar suggested uses, specifying that a little goes a long way so only a small dollop is needed to fully clean hair. Also, by applying the shampoo only to the scalp and roots of hair, the rest of the hair strands are cleaned once the shampoo is rinsed out, running down the strands. 

img_1381While it is recommended that each shampoo be used with additional products from the same line, I prefer to use the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner after washing my hair with all three of the shampoos mentioned above. It is formulated with the same light oils as the shampoo, helping to make hair softer and smoother, while also taming frizz and protecting against breakage. This conditioner is safe for colour- and chemically-treated hair, and is available in two sizes: a 2oz bottle for CAN $14 and a 6.7oz bottle for CAN $42. This may seem expensive to some, but this is the only full-size bottle I have purchased to date and I have been using it after every wash for a good 6 months already. Like the shampoos, a little goes a long way so only a small dollop is needed. 

Have you tried any shampoos, conditioners, or other hair products from Bumble and Bumble??? Which formula is your favourite???

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Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm

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With all the hullabaloo of the final week of university, I really haven’t been putting in enough time on this blog, which saddens me because blogging is something I love doing. I am so appreciative of those of you who do enjoy what I write because it gives me this sense of community when I am studying at my desk with my cat as my only form of social interaction. I am also grateful to those of you who stick around even when university gets busy and my posting becomes sporadic. But today, I wanted to get back into the blogging groove and do a traditional product review post of something I have become rather fond of: Clinique’s Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm. 

Features

  1. 2-in-1 sugar scrub and tinted lip balm
  2. Sugar scrub delicately exfoliates and smoothes lips
  3. Lip balm hydrates and nourishes dry, cracked lips
  4. The perfect size to keep in a purse
  5. Available in six shades: Red Velvet, Orange Blossom, Candied Cassis, Pink Framboise, Sweet Rose, and Citron Bleu

I mentioned these little numbers way back in February in my then-recent Clinique haul post, and I have been using them quite a bit since then. I picked up Sweet Rose and Citron Bleu because I wanted to try a sheer pink shade along with the clear shade.

What I really like about this is that the sugar scrub and lip balm are in the same package so it takes up less room in your purse or makeup bag but does twice as much. This does mean that the amounts are a bit less, but I have been using mine for over a month now and I still have lots left. 

Side note: The frosted side of the packaging is the scrub and the clear side is the balm . . . I finally figured that out after much irritation over constantly opening the wrong side. 

First, I take a small fingerful of the sugar scrub and lightly massage it on my lips for about 20 seconds or so. I then wipe this off with a tissue. I highly recommend using a 2 ply tissue or something thick like that because using toilet paper can leave little paper bits on your lips and you don’t want that getting in the lip balm. Clinique recommends that the sugar scrub should be used up to three times per week, which makes sense given it removes dead skin cells and dry flakes but lips are still sensitive and shouldn’t be over-exfoliated. After the sugar scrub, I spread a generous amount of the moisturizing balms on my lips. Luckily this balm can be used whenever your lips are feeling a little dry. 

The balm provides a really sheer and light tint. I was a little disappointed that the balm was not nearly as tinted as I thought it would be, and that the pigmentation stayed on my finger longer than it did on my lips. However, I would think the darker shades would give lips a darker tint, unless they are all super sheer. 

This product retails for CAN $24, which is quite expensive for a lip balm (at least for me) but it is the only product I know of that is dual-sided with a scrub and lip balm. However, in terms of moisturization, the balm was average and so I would probably stick with my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment because of its heavy-duty moisturizing. 

The only issue I have with this product is that I have to use my finger to apply the sugar scrub and lip balm, which isn’t very convenient for on-the-go use because it can get stuck under my nail or make my finger sticky. Plus, you know, germs. I don’t like the idea of them living in my lip balm or sugar scrub. Applying it with a cotton swab does a good job but then I find I waste a lot of product. I really wish it came with a sponge applicator or something, but the adorable cylindrical packaging doesn’t really allow for a hidden applicator anywhere. 

 Have you tried these sweet pots before??? If yes, which is your favourite shade??? Picture 19

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

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Good morning!!!

School is almost over so my days are getting busier and busier, but I have been loving this foundation recently and I wanted to share my thoughts on it before finals start 😊😊

Features

  1. Unique dot applicator
  2. 2x the pigmentation
  3. Lightweight
  4. Oil-free
  5. 24-hour full coverage wear
  6. Flawless finish
  7. Contains patented Marc Jacobs’ golden pigments that enable effortless blending
  8. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates
  9. 22 shades, ranging from Ivory Light 10 to Cocoa Deep 86

I wear the lightest shade, Ivory Light 10, which is very fair but has pink undertones. Unlike a lot of foundations where the lightest shade is yellow tinged, this one completely matches my skin tone. Plus, this product has two times the pigment of other full coverage foundations, making it unrivaled. The full, matte coverage makes my skin look glowing and flawless. Unlike other foundations that can go without being shaken, I find if I don’t shake this one, it doesn’t apply nearly as well.

The dot applicator makes it super easy to control how much I apply and to customize my coverage. I dot my forehead, nose, cheeks and chin, and then blend. It is best to start with less and blend before adding more so it doesn’t not dry or streak. While you can apply it with a buffing foundation brush, I prefer to use my fingers.

A really neat feature of this foundation is the patented patented Marc Jacobs’ golden pigments. They are wrapped in lecithin, which is biochemically similar to skin, making the foundation blend perfectly into skin. Extracts of sunflower, jojoba, and acacia also add to the blendability.

A huge plus of this product, and the entire Marc Jacobs Beauty brand, is that it does not test on animals. While it is not a vegan line, the majority of the products do not contain animal byproducts.

The only downside I see to this product is the price tag: $69. My mother actually bought this one on her hunt for a foundation and I tried it and fell in love with it. I don’t think I would re-purchase this foundation to add to my everyday makeup routine, but the flawless coverage has shot it to the top of my holiday makeup shopping list.

Have you tried this foundation before??? What did you think of it???

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Clean & Clear Invisible Blemish Treatment

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With the end of spring term only 2 weeks away, stress abounds as midterms come around again and term-long projects and assignments come due. For me, this means that my skin is often more oily, and this can result in pesky little blemishes popping up on my skin. But I have a “Holy Grail” product that I reach for each and every time, and it works like none other: Clean & Clear’s Invisible Blemish Treatment. 

Features:

  1. Goes on clear
  2. Oil-free
  3. Works on normal, oily, combination, and sensitive skin
  4. Doesn’t dry out skin
  5. Treats pimples at the pore level
  6. Stays on all day or night
  7. Noticeable results just hours after application
  8. Can be worn under makeup or moisturizer
  9. Convenient travel size (22mL)
  10. Drugstore price tag

The first thing I love about this product is that it goes on clear, compared to most other blemish treatments that have a white or yellow tinge to them upon application or later in the day.

A close second is that I can wear this under makeup during the day or under moisturizer at night so I don’t have to compromise either my morning or evening skin routines because of a blemish.

But here’s the best part: there is noticeable shrinkage in blemish size and decrease in redness within hours of applying it. This is perfect if you see a blemish coming up at night, because one small dab of this and by morning it is drastically reduced or even completely gone. 

I have been using this product for a number of years now and it consistently makes it back on my re-purchase list every time I make a trip to a drugstore. I take this little gem with me everywhere I go, and its convenient travel size makes it easy to stash in a purse or backpack. Compared to other blemish treatments, this one is so affordable, and works so fast that I essentially swear by it as my go-to blemish solution. 

If you have tried this product before, let me know what you thought of it in the comments below. If you haven’t, I seriously urge you to give it a try and see the results for yourself. It really is amazing!!! Picture 19

Dior’s Diorshow Mascara

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My goodness, so it has been awhile since I published a post, and I can thank none other than university midterms for that (thanks, no thanks). But with another round of them out of the way, I thought I would return to blogging with a bang and share my new favourite mascara:  Diorshow. 

Features

  1. Improved formula with fibres for added lash richness
  2. AIR-LOCK™ wiping system to remove excess mascara from bristles, and reduce the amount of air pushed back into the tube
  3. Stays fresh longer
  4. No clumping or crumbling
  5. Sleek packaging
  6. Formulated without parabens, sulphates, or phthalates
  7. Available in four shades: black, brown, blue, and purple

This mascara made its rounds on the blogosphere about a year ago when the improved formula was released. This new version has an AIR-LOCK™ wiping system designed to remove excess mascara from bristles before application, and to reduce the amount of air pulled into the tube when return want to tube don’t push as much air inside so it stays fresh longer. 

This has been a best-selling product since its release in 2002, so I can imagine the challenges faced by makeup artist and Dior Makeup’s creative director Peter Philips: how to update such an iconic product to take in customer complaints without compromising anything consumers love. The reinvented mascara features a conditioning formula with microfibres designed to extend lashes even more with buildable volume. 

img_0432As you can see here, the XXL brush definitely lives up to its title.  This brush is so big that end-to-end it reaches all of my eyelashes, meaning each brushstroke evenly coats my lashes. I do find it a bit clumsy to wield when doing my bottom lashes, but it does a fantastic job on coating them and separating them.

img_0435Just to show how massive this brush really is, check it out in comparison to the tube size. That’s right. Admittedly, I think the brush is a tiny bit in foreground, but the size increase is negligible. 

My one complaint with this product is I find that it smudges throughout the day, but hey, maybe it’s just me rubbing my eyes because I’m so tired from staying up until the wee hours of the morning studying. 

I acquired this mascara from my mother after she tried it once and claimed it didn’t layer well. I didn’t have any issues applying multiple coats to get the thick, voluminous lash look I was after, but there’s individual differences for you. Anywho, I am so grateful that she gifted it to me because it is CAD $34, which is pricy for my budget. Because of this price, I don’t know if I would repurchase it, but I have been using it for several months and a little does go a long way. Plus, because of the AIR-LOCK™ wiping system, it stays fresh from the first use until the last, I don’t see why I would ever replace it prematurely. So maybe I’ll purchase another one when this one is empty . . . maybe. I don’t know. . . maybe. 

Have you tried this mascara before??? What did you think of it???

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Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer

  Hello there, lovely readers!!!

Back in September, I reviewed Clinique’s Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer and, while I still use it every morning, I have also been reaching for my sample size of the corresponding Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer. I was really interested to see the difference between the two products, and my skin can always use a little extra hydration overnight. 

Features

  1. Allergy-tested
  2. Fragrance-free
  3. Lightweight
  4. Quickly absorbs into skin, with no greasy residue 
  5. Does not cause breakouts, even with oily skin
  6. A little goes a long way 
  7. Leaves skin healthy and glowing

img_0380-1Before applying this moisturizer, I prep my skin with my nightly skincare routine and substitute this in for the moisturizer component. I apply this to my face and neck, but a little goes a long way so I only use two small dollops. I have been using this since November when I received it in my second Autumn 2015 bonus gift, and I still have some left. I will be needing another jar of it soon but three months is a long time for a sample size to last. 

The full size of this product retails for $46, which is definitely pricy, but this is a great lightweight and hyper-hydrating moisturizer. I have raved about Clinique as a brand numerous times in the past, but for good reason because all of their products are oil- and fragrance-free so I can experiment with them without without worrying about irritating my sensitive skin.

The morning after I have used this moisturizer, my skin feels super fresh and hydrated.  Now, as a university student, I occasionally get those pesky 11 wrinkles between my eyebrows, especially during exam time when my brow is often furrowed in studying concentration (yeah, right), but after using this moisturizer for about a week, those lines completely disappear, so even though this product is not marketed as a wrinkle reducer, I have noticed a change in my skin.

This moisturizer offers the trifecta of retexturizing, toning, and plumping of skin, and also reduces sun damage. I have been lucky enough to never have a sun burn, but this moisturizer is a lovely post-sun exposure remedy to any sun damage. Of course, always wear sunscreen.

What is your favourite product in Clinique’s Turnaround range???   

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