Sunday, 16 February 2014
clinique kiss it better
before i start, massive thanks have to be given to brad, my ever-patient, long-suffering flatmate, who agreed to be 'kissed better' for this. not content with making him occasionally plait the bit of my hair i can't reach and use the tin can opener for me, he's now a prop for my blog. so thanks, brad. anyway, charity begins at home, am i right? and of course, if you're like me, your home is full of beauty products. like, crammed. groaning. drawers that don't always shut and several "miscellaneous" boxes of blush and bronzer. so it makes perfect sense for the two to come together, no? all of february is clinique's charity drive for kiss it better, their initiative to raise money for the great work at great ormond street hospital. there's a selection of totally covetable products you can snap up to support the work done at GOSH, and treat yourself to something pretty. what i love about the pairing is that it's, yknow, clinique make up, so you're getting a product you're actually going to use and love. my favourite is the super strawberry chubby stick - i can remember being but an excitable intern at a glossy mag when these hit shelves in 2012. i was utterly obsessed, and spent ages running my fingers over them in the beauty cupboard and colour-ordering them into a pinky rainbow. the finish is great - a hit of colour but so moisturising, i love these for everyday or worn over a matte lipstick for a glossier finish. i also love that you can totally whack these on without a mirror, and unlike most things i own that aren't a totally matte lipstick, the colour's got longevity and goes the distance. myself and brad are modelling the shade - if you buy one at house of fraser, both clinique and house of fraser will donate a £1 each to the appeal. there's a handful of other offers available to support GOSH and feed your clinique habit. what could be better?