Quick post to talk about my love of two Clinique products. I’m talking about the Take the Day Off Balm (which everyone seems to be talking about lately) and the Super City Block SPF 25.

Not going to say much this time because they’re pretty straightforward.


Take the Day Off Balm $29 USD

If you wear a lot of makeup, or are an actress like me, you need to have this balm. NEED. I’m always made to put on a brunette wig and told to use a ton of bronzer so I don’t look like Casper the Friendly Ghost when the stage lights hit me. This balm, guys. You come home exhausted from a two show day– A show in which you spend most of your time in your dressing room piling on more makeup and eating cookies left in the green room–You put this on your face and leave it for a minute. Then you wash it off with a warm washcloth and BAM. Nothing is left. If you’re ever in “Cats”, you should buy at least two tubs of this. It’s good just to get off makeup after a night out too. You don’t have to be a weirdo actor like me.  Then of course you follow up with another cleanser, but we’ll talk about that another time.

God. I said this would be short.

 Super CityBlock SPF 25 $24 USD

The Super City Block sunscreen. I originally had the 40 SPF version, but with my weirdly sensitive skin, it just didn’t seem to sit well with me. It would burn if I put it too close to my eyes. I went with the 25 version this time because it’s a physical sunscreen as opposed to a chemical one. Not really sure if that makes a difference or if it was just something unique to the 40 SPF version, because in the summer I’ll use some kind of Neutrogena liquid face sunscreen and I never have any problems– It just doesn’t work as well under makeup as the Clinique one. Check it out if you’re in need of a new light sunscreen.

Some Clinique products really won me over in 2015. I’m eager to try the new Chubby Stick foundation and the new sugar scrubs. My life’s work is trying to find things that will make my constantly dry lips not dry.

Most stores are doing a free gift with a Clinique purchase now as well. Mine came with a cute bag, punch pop lipstick, two shadows, mascara, eye cream (which I’m really liking), and face wash and moisturizer. Definitely worth a look.






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