Monday, 14 October 2013

Spend, Spend, Spend: Clinique Bonus Time and LUSH Haul


Hello. Being one not to shy away from free goodies, I was sucked over to the Clinique counters to make a little purchase and claim my free make up bag full of little mini Clinique treats as part of their bi-annual Bonus Time promotion. All you have to do is purchase 2 products from Clinique, with one to be skincare, and you will be rewarded with: a make up bag (a very nice make up bag!), 3 skincare products, and 3 make up items, all in a miniature promotional size. 

I did also claim the free Bonus Time bag last October as well, so you can compare the contents to last year too if you're interested: 'Clinique Bonus Time and Beauty Haul' post.  One thing worth pointing out is that the blush packaging has been stepped up a notch 12 months on; Look at the comparison in these photos of the 2013 v 2012 blush. Plus, there's a weight difference of 3.1g compared to 1.8g last year. I notice little things. 


The Bonus Time contents are: Skincare - 7 Day Scrub Cream, Dramatically Difference Moisturising Lotion+, All About Eyes Rich, and Make-Up - High Lengths Mascara, Chubby Stick Intense in Plushest Punch, Blush Powder in Iced Lotus. But what did I purchase to get my mitts on these goodies? I got a small 'discovery set' style trio of skincare to try. It includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturiser in generous trial sizes for £20. I also got a clay mask from the anti-blemish range for £19.00. I haven't used any of these products yet, but there may be a full review of the blemish mask soon!


Then, from Lush I picked up 4 bath time treats: all 3 from the Halloween stock, and the fourth from their permanent line. I got the 'Sex Bomb' (oo-err) bath ballistic - a supposedly sensual bath bomb with little floating rose petals inside. I hope to do a separate post on the three Halloween bath ballistics / bubble bar with photographs of them 'in use'. I'm most excited about the 'Lord of Misrule' bath ballistic as it turns the bath water a rich, deep wine colour and it smells gorgeous, but I'm a little bit dubious about using 'Sootball' after reading some strongly negative reviews, and it's also leaving black stains on everything that I put it on! It is supposed to turn the bath gold though, which I find intriguing. ..We shall see. 



 Thanks for reading!
Have you tried any Halloween stock from Lush, or claimed your Bonus Time freebies from Clinique yet?

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30 comments:

  1. Great buys, i haven't bought anything from Clinique in so long, I need to check them out again!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  2. The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel is my favourite moisturiser! It's so great for combination skins. I wasn't too keen on the toner though, it's really strong. Lots of alcohol. The Lush bits look amazing!

    www.jennadoesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  3. You got some great bits,i love clinique foundation its just soo expensive! omg that pumpkin lush bath bomb is the cutest thing!! I wish i had a bath at uni :(xx
    www.sleek-chic.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love clinique I will have to do this! Always up for getting a good freebie!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  5. Ooo the lush bath bombs look amazing, love the halloween ones!! I really need a trip to Lush soon my wish list is growing out of control, especially now they have their pink fairy shower gel back in stock :)
    Love Holly x

    h-c-love.blogspot,co.uk

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  6. Oooh such lovely things! :) I'd definitely be interested to read your thoughts on the blemish mask! :) x

    http://cathearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Those Lush products look amazing! Me thinks I need a trip to Lush!

    Gorgeous photos as always

    x

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  8. I had saw the free Clinique gift about a week before it came out due to working across from the girls on the Clinique counter and knew it would be a popular gift. Such a cute bag and great products in it :) Enjoy it!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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  9. I'm loving Clinique products at the moment, I also got a free bag of goodies as I spent a certain amount. The Lush products look gorgeous too!

    www.lifeofatraineejournalist.blogspot.com

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  10. I really need to get my but into lush as they have released the Christmas range, super excited!

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love Clinique! Definitely going to be on my Christmas list this year. x
    myloveforxx.blogspot.ie

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  12. Why does Lush products have to be so damn cute!


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  13. I'm loving Lush at the moment, especially the xmas stuff!
    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  14. I love anything from Lush! I've not tried sex bomb, think I will check it out next time I'm there! xxx

    www.ohsoaddictedtobeauty.blogspot.com

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  15. one blush from clinique so destroyed my face :((

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  16. I'm so bummed that I don't have a Lush near me. Their bath bombs look so amazing! <3

    Clinique, not such a fan of them...but I do remember loving their bonus time at one point.

    Great photos <3

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  17. I really want this little set! Might have to be o so naughty and purchase some goodies just to qualify!
    Lisa
    www.topazandmay.com

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  18. I always love it when Clinique has their bonus events going on :)
    I love Lush's Pumkin, it's too cute!
    AddictedtoOPI

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  19. argh the new lush halloween products are so cute. pumpkin is adorbs
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  20. I love Lush products! Great post. I nominated you for the versatile blogger award xx

    http://michelles-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. How much do u need to spend? Is it at boots too? xx

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  23. I always feel safe with Clinique products, so far I've only used their skin care products, but I really want to try some of their makeup!

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