Let’s start out by saying that I’m a sucker for “gift with purchase” programs, in this case what they like to call “Clinique Bonus Time”…which is why, once a year I go out of my way to buy Clinique product. Right now, at The Bay they have their program where if you spend $28.50 or more, you get a free gift with a retail value over $70. What I love about this, is it allows me to try new things without investing in them upfront and having to purchase full size products. So let’s take a look and see what I actually purchased:
I purchased Clinique’s High Impact Mascara. This is actually a product I got a sample size of in a “free gift with purchase” of Clinique’s a couple of years ago and I absolutely love it. I did end up buying it before and when I ran out I never picked it up again because I already had so many mascaras on the go. But now, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to repurchase it, seeing as I needed to get to my $28.50 anyways. I also opted for a very bright pink lipstick – Watermelon. It is definitely brighter than I would normally wear, but I am hoping I can pull this off in the Spring. If I put it on with no other makeup, it looks ridiculous, so I am hoping that with hair done, contacts in and some eye makeup it will be a little less terrifying!
So, by purchasing one mascara and one lipstick, I got my gift with purchase. Right now they have two options. They come with all of the same products, just different shades to choose from for the eyeshadow and lipsticks. I went with the “purple” one and there was a “brown” one as well. I figured I would get more use out of the lipsticks from the purple gift. It is really nice that you are able to select what colours work best with your complexion and something you actually see yourself using.
What they’ve included:
- Carrying Case
- Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (Step 3 of their 3 step program)
- Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer
- Repairwear Laser Focus (Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector)
- Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Blackberry Frost with Smoldering Plum Blush
- Full Size “A Different Grape” Lipstick
- Full Size “Heather Moon” Long Last Lipstick
I also wanted to take a special look at the lipsticks so you guys can see what they look like on.
I am pleased with the package I got during Clinique’s Bonus Time – I have no doubt I will get use out of the moisturizers and lipsticks. So, if you like what you see, head into your nearest Clinique counter before it’s too late!