Clinique All About Eyes Cream Review



Helps my puff out of my puffy eyes in the morning.


Doesn‘t remove dark circles under my eyes as promised.


I think its very tricky to review an eye cream – after all you can only tell if it did it‘s magic when you are a zillion years – just like with the rest of the creams promising to make your wrinkles disappear and your face to stay youthfully smooth forever. But what I usually look for is reduction of puffiness and dark circles. If it gets absorbed quickly its a plus.

I have extremely puffy eyes in the morning – and this eye cream does the trick. Though I’m not sure if it’s just placebo cause I rub my eyes so much – but I chose to believe it. It doesn’t remove dark circles as promised. You use up the cream quickly since you use your fingers to apply it – and always manage to use too much. It gets absorbed quick which is a big plus.


Value for money: starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarnostarnostarnostar

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Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum Review



The pump bottle is hygenic.


Doesn‘t diminish my wrinkles.


I love the commercial for this serum – it kind of takes deceiving the customer (me) – to a new level. It promises to reduce 5 signs of ageing by 50% or more in 12 weeks – which is wrinkles, lines , dark spots, lifting, uneven skin tone..I find this deceiving because honestly I think we all know by now, that the only way to reduce your lines and wrinkles is by botox or other cosmetic procedure –  yes a serum can lift your skin, give you loads of moisture and make you look fresh – but it won‘t take years off your face.

So what did I think? First and foremost, I expect a lot of hydration and toning from my serums – all I got from this one was some tiiiiiny extra hydration but not at all anything extraordinary. Secondly, all those promises about the disappearance of wrinkles and lines – that just didn‘t happen. In fact since this serum provided me with so much less hydration then the other serums I have used have, my skin looked more gloom, dehydrated and my wrinkles more apparent. Conclusion – will never repurchase this serum again.


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Clinique High Lengths Mascara Review



Easy to apply, washes of with water.

Everyday discrete mascara.


No dramatic volume effect, not good for night on the town.


I bought this mascara by mistake.. Running through the airport, the Clinique woman in taxfree gave me the wrong mascara, which I only noticed when I openned it in another country and noticed the unconventional green rubber brush. But I must admit, I dont regret the mix up. Sometimes its good to stray from your safe buys.. Once I understood that the brush doesn’t make it any more difficult to apply, I was happily surprised. This mascara is great for the easy work look, where you want to look makeup free. It really does elongate the lashes, and there is no clumps, it is a silky smooth texture. Best thing about it, is it washes of in the shower, or even just with cold water plashed in the face, and doesn’t leave resistant running streaks under your eyes. This is my fave everyday mascara! If you want a more dramatic more is more kind of mascara though this is not the one for you!


Value for money: starstarstarnostarnostar

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Best and Worst beauty products of 2017 – the complete list


Dear Readers,

We love our annual lists of what was a game-changer and what we should have said no to. Here it is, enjoy (and avoid our mistakes)!

The best...

The lemon dream of the year goes to this one.

This mascara was not only wallet friendly but also the best we tried in 2017!

Our best budget buy was this charcoal mask.

This enzyme peel changed our skin game…

Our favourite Kiehl‘s product was this one.

This hair serum saved the (hair)day…

…and this foundation saved our face!

This fruity magic mask was our best splurge of the year.

The pore size reducing miracle we got hocked on..

The worst

The most overhyped product we wished we didn‘t splurge on is this Oribe spray.

This face cleanser we will never go back to..

…neither will we ever splurge on this hand cream (which did nothing for our dry hand)..

The prize of the most overhyped brand goes to Aesop big time (just read this and this review)!

This Clinique powder disappointed big time..

…and so did this foundation (if you have oily skin read this – to know what to stay away from!!).

The shampoo that did nothing for our hair was this one..

The lip balm everyone should stay away from is here.

Cetaphil did not really live up to the hype, just read here..

This was the list for 2017 – let us know which favourites you had and have a lovely 2018!

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Review



The package lasts for loooong.


Is‘t absorbed on naturally oily skin.


I‘m the beauty fairy with the problem oily acne prone skin (read some of my previous reviews here and here – describing my journey looking for the best make-up for my pain in the a… skin). This foundation is supposed to be oil controlling and absorb shine, saying that is “wears beautifully all day”.  First and foremost it is not light-weighted (as promised) – but rather thick in its texture. Secondary it is not absorbed but rather travels my face on top of my natural oil – those of you who have oily skin you get this – for the rest of you lucky people: my make-up is moved around because this foundation does not absorb the oil at all. Thirdly if you use a powder on top of this foundation you look like horrible like the most unnatural one can look with make-up on ever. Not recommended unless its Halloween. This foundation together with the anti-blemish solutions make-up – are the two products Clinique make for problem prone skin – and honestly none of these two are good in my opinion. But I prefer the anti-blemish foundation to this one since it feels lighter on my skin and doesn‘t move around my face as much during the day.


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