Tell Me Tuesday~ Beauty Edition

Tell Me Tuesday with Canadian Mama
Hosted by Canadian Mama


~It's Tell Me Tuesday time again!~

I am not a very 'makeup' wearing type person.
I can certainly do it up to go out for an 'event'...
but as for life,
I'm easy with some concealer (if i remember),
a touch of powder (i get shiny),
some vaseline on the lips,
and of course,
mascara.
I do perhaps, need more than i wear?

Or, in the very least,
should aspire to wear lipstick Everywhere.All.The.Time,
just like my Grandma did.

(And, truthfully, more often than not, NONE of the above happens.
Can we say 'Hat' day?)

But what is my 'can't live without it'
beauty accessory?

CLINIQUE.

A few years ago (maybe 7), i celebrated one of the joys of being employed
and fancy free with my moola!
Buying what i want!

Mowahahah.

Anyways, it began with a sample of Clinique's 7 day Scrub Cream,
(that i managed to squeeze 3 months usage out of)
where i first fell in love.

I denied it at first.
I told myself that yes, i did love the sample.
But really, $22 a tube??

I had never purchased anything makeup-wise that was THAT expensive before!
(Aside from some Eau de Parfum,
Estee Lauder,
Beautiful.
Which i still deny myself,
when the bottle is clearly,
empty.)
How long could it possibly last for?

And i did it.
Handed over the debit card,
and squealed over this monetary freedom!

Well, let me tell you,
i savoured every last drop of my
Clinique 7-day Rinse off Scrub.
I don't think i had ever even finished a
tube of toothpaste in quite this fashion.

I did not want it to end.

How long did it take to use, in its entirety?
Almost 12 months.

Other scrubs, i had used previously...
i would have bought those 2 or 3 times,
in that 12 months.

I always never want to re-buy it.
There has to be something cheaper??
I always wait for extra in the budget so it seems
like it isn't so expensive.

I wait, until Clinique has a giveaway...
(do they ever sale price their items??)
and then score some makeup with my purchase too. ;)

Can't hurt, right?

I have tried other brands that claim to be
Clinique-esque.
But they never are.
Nothing IS the same.

I currently have three products in the Clinique line,
that i buy (and I am still very thankful they last close to 1year!) :


I'd love to find cheaper alternatives.
But am always disheartened
that nothing quite compares.
(I've tried away!)

(I haven't even checked to see if they test on animals,
cuz OMG what if they do?? Eeek!)


So Tell Me,

What beauty product(s) can you not live without??





Comments

Rebecca said…
I used to buy Estee Lauder make up.....oohhh the days of pampering. I miss my Estee
3LittleMonkeys said…
OMG...I love, love, love Clinique! I use those exact same products and love them. I also use EVERY other product of theirs! Nothing compares, nothing!! My skin has never been better. I know it costs $$, but it's worth it to look 10 years younger when we're old ;) Let me know if you want me to "recommend" some other Clinique faves of mine! (And no, I don't work for Clinique, and no, I don't have a job to pay for this stuff, and no, they don't test on animals!)
Steadfast Ahoy! said…
I just discovered Infinte Aloe Skin Care. It's from California and like you, I'm freaking because it's $50 an ounce!!!!!!!! Fabulous though, really healing when I've been in the sun or have had too much salt water on my face. Where can I connect for cheap treats?
Rosemary
Kerry said…
I love the clinique cream, it is the best cream I have ever used. But 3 weeks ago I had had it with my skin and I took the plunge and spent the $76 and ordered proactive (I still have teenage skin, but with crows feet lol) & I love it. my face has never felt so clean and smooth and not a one pimple since starting it. I think I am hooked.
Dee said…
My current favorite find is Giovanni Organic Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub. It's made with crushed cocoa beans and is the only shower scrub I've found that is totally non-oily, works great, and smells unbelievable! I order it in bulk online with free shipping. Used a few times a week, it lasts quite a long time.
Joy said…
Dove. I love dove everything.
I think I will try clinique. I have bad skin and am always looking for something that will clear it up. I don't mind spending the money. Proactive didn't work for me.

Three little monkeys should recommend more stuff. I'm all ears.

Anyway, I like makeup and use Mac but the thing I can't live without is my perfume. I always wear perfume. Right now I love Chanel (can't remember the name right now) for everyday and Givenchy Absolutely Irresistible on Sundays. Love it!
3LittleMonkeys said…
@Catherine For nice skin, use the 3 step system that is pictured. However, you need to see what skin type you are first. You can do that at any Clinique counter or online. I also love their Youth Surge daily moisturizer. I have one for the day with SPF and one for night (no SPF). I also use their foundation because it's not oily and it goes on so smooth with the moisturizer underneath. Oh...and don't forget the eye cream. I use Clinique's All About Eyes in the morning and the evening. I also use Clinique's eye shadow, liner, mascara, blush, and bronzer. Can you say addicted??? It's worth the $$ to me. I don't ever get breakouts like I used to when I used the cheap stuff!

And the best part...when I was grocery shopping the other day, a lady came up to me and asked me if the 3 kids with me were mine. I said yes and she said, oh my, you look so young, you could be their sister!!! I die!

Hope that helps :)
CanadianMama said…
Clean and Clear acne fighting moisture lotion. Can't live without it!!

Also, MAC makeup, especially foundation!
I can not live without mascara...any brand, any style...must be black or dark brown.

Even if I just put mascara on and cover up a spot or two with conceler I am good to go!