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For me, the iconic Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (known as DDML to its cult members) is almost like a FRIEND of mine, like Sassy magazine, Judy Blume novels and My Two Dads. =&3=& with a 50% improvement in moisture for all-day hydration without a single drop fo oil and 54% improvement in skin’s barrier strength in 8 weeks without changing its famously silky texture. It now includes skin care MVP hyaluronic acid, in addition to glycerin and urea. =&4=&
Everyone loves a gift with purchase–and Clinique‘s GWPs were for me, a total gateway drug into the world of cosmetic excess. The legendary brand has partnered with Tracy Reese for the third time on a limited edition Tracy Reese for Clinique cosmetics bag.
This ultra-feminine cosmetics bag holds must-have beauty essentials to achieve healthy skin and a flawless, fall makeup look: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, 7 Day Scrub, Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15(choice from 4 shades), a compact featuring Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Like Mink and Blushing Blush in Cupid, Long Last Lipstick in Merlot, High Lengths Mascara and a perfectly portable size of Happy Fragrance.
The complimentary, Tracy Reese for Clinique cosmetics bag is available with any Clinique purchase of $28.00 or more and has an $80.00 value. It’s available exclusively at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com from October 30 through November 11.
Do you love a Clinique GWP?
|I just want my products to induce the same cool, calming effect as
Blanche Devereaux’s wallpaper. I’m a deeply tropical PERSON. Is that too much to ask?
For a summer that’s felt like August the entire time, believe me when I say I’m nervous about the real August. I’m so HOT all the TIME that I’ve been stockpiling all my cooling bath, body and hair products like a heated hoarder. Here, my all-time faves of the bunch.
Clinique Even Better Eyes ($40) Got Beetlejuice undereye circles? Clinique’s got you covered with this new formula boasting a cooling tip applicator. It’s clinically proven to visibly reduce dark circles by 30% in 12 weeks and imparts a soft-focus finish thanks to its fleshtone iridescent formula.
|The REAL coral.|
The shade you need to rock nonstop this spring? Vibrant CORAL. Coral is the best way to channel a retro lip moment when red is just too much for warmer weather. And you KNOW it’ll be migrating all over your cheek by end of day in steamy climes. Coral is fresh, coral is lighter, coral is giving me LIFE–in these three iterations. Here’s your spring Coral Obligation.
Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral This hot hue was created by Clinique Global Color Artist Jenna Menard and will launch (limited edition) in May for $15 at clinique.com. It boasts buttery texture and a hot coral hue–skewing more red than salmon. It’s so retro in a formerly thin Mad Men‘s Betty Francis way, that I feel as if we were to give it to her, she’d stop eating her feelings. It’s that good. Coral sex, if you will.
Clinique is truly like that ’80s band who introduces new hits all the time–but will always give the crowd what it wants–their original favorites in their original glory. Case in point? The brand’s EPIC Almost Lipstick franchise, slim lip hydrators boasting a bit of shine, a smidge of stain, a naughtily natural color–now available in seven new shades, each spun off of the original Black Honey.
It’s like BH is the “Three’s Company” to seven new “The Ropers” moments. I’m super into it. My fave is the Luscious Honey, a supremely wearable sheer pinked-off red. Here’s the full lineup of shades.
Sparkle, Neely, sparkle: This is the 2011 BBJ Holiday Gift Guide. For more gift-worthy items for everyone on your list, check out my other offerings.
Clinique has a special place in my heart because it was one of my original favorite beauty brands. Their GWPs got me through many a bad day in high school. You know how I feel about their Superbalms and their Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms (THEY ARE EVERYTHING). And now, you can score little beauty poo poo platter samplers of both within Clinique’s Merry Clinique Gift Sets, each going for a wallet-friendly $39. Bright, gorge shades, incredibly luxe texture and fantastic variety–who wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end? Let’s take a little look at these gifts, mmkay?
Lips To Go Set
The lipsticks and lip glosses in this set can be mixed and matched to create the perfect pout for any occasions, be it dinner with friends or an office Christmas party.
Remember way back in 2009 when Prescriptives sadly closed its counters? In a very The Vampire Diaries way (seriously, everyone gets stabbed on that show and no one ever dies), it’s back in action online only at prescriptives.com. And I couldn’t be more elated. Read on…
There’s a special place in my heart for the amazing range featuring custom blends (which you can get if you still have your formulas, by the by). Prescriptives was my first foray into department store brands after dipping my toe into Clinique after years and years of Bonne Bell. My first lipstick EVER was one of their purple ones for my semi-formal in 1995. It matched perfectly my hideous satin Zum Zum dress. I always loved starting conversations about my Prescriptives lipstick with “Medically speaking…” as I’d decided the word Prescriptives sounded too medical not to capitalize on that. I also knew it’d be the only time in my life I’d start any sentence with “medically speaking.”