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Clinique Gift With Purchase Spring 2013

Head to Macy’s between March 25 and April 14 and snag a sweet, springy 9-piece gift with purchase from Clinique

There I stood at my bathroom counter this morning, coaxing the last few precious drops out of my bottle of Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion (a mild miracle-working exfoliator that keeps my zits in check), and marveling at a phenomenon I call, “the mustache effect.”

The mustache effect describes the mysterious appearance of upper lip hair during a particular phase of life known as, “the wonder years.”


LOL! But seriously, I actually have no idea when my ‘stach grew in. One morning it was just there, like a hungry caterpillar straight chillin’ above my lips.

For the life of me, I can’t figure out how I missed something so obvious, with all of the hours I logged as a teenage girl in front of the mirror trying to defy gravity with my bangs. I mean, literally, it was right under my nose!

Now, when something seemingly appears or disappears without warning, like the contents of my bottle of Clinique Clarifying Lotion (I didn’t even know it was running low), I say, “Ah! The mustache effect.”

I do have a point with this, and here it is: don’t become a victim of the mustache effect. Visit a Clinique counter (or wherever else you need to go) before it’s too late.

Check your bottles! And if any of them are running low, restock.

For what it’s worth, Clinique counters at Macy’s are doing a pretty sweet nine-piece gift with purchase deal from March 25 through April 14, free with any purchase of $25 or more in Clinique products at Macy’s.

Clinique Gift With Purchase Spring 2013 all

The nine-piece gift with purchase includes two bags, two brushes, a palette, a lipstick, a small High Impact Mascara in Black, a travel-sized tube of Dramatically Different Moisturizer Lotion (also works as a makeup remover in a pinch) and Clinique’s 7-Day Scrub Cream

“But Karen!” I think I can hear you saying, “If I get one more tube of Bamboo Pink Lipstick, I’m gonna have to kick someone with my Chuck Taylor high-tops.”

Don’t bust a move just yet, ninja girl, because Clinique lets you customize this set. You can pick your own palette and lipstick.

Prefer pink? Pick the pink pairings palette, which comes with a Pink Slate Eye Shadow Duo, Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in New Clover and a True Bronze Pressed Powder in Sunkissed.

Or if you’re partial to purple, grab the violet pairings palette instead, which features the Twilight Mauve Eye Shadow Duo, Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Pink Blush and the True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed.

Clinique Gift With Purchase Spring 2013 violet palette

The violet pairings palette! Clockwise, from the pan on the left: Pink Blush Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher, Twilight Mauve Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo, Sunkissed True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer and Brandied Plum Colour Surge Eye Shadow

As for the lipsticks, you can choose between violet Shy, and good ol’ reliable Bamboo Pink.

Different Lipstick in Shy

Different Lipstick in Shy

And get this — the set comes with not one but two makeup bags in cheerful springtime prints.

I’m particular fond of the smaller, slim bag because it’s just poifect for brushes and pencils. ๐Ÿ™‚

Clinique Gift With Purchase Spring 2013 swatches

Swatch me baby, from the left: Shy Lipstick, Soft-Pressed Powwder Blusher in Pink Blush, Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Twilight Mauve/Brandied Plum, True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed and High Impact Mascara in Black

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Chelsea says:

    Just got a pamphlet in the mail about this! I still have 75% of a bottle of Mild Clarifying Lotion, but it’s a good time to stock up. I’m also wanting to try one of their mascaras, and get another Chubby Stick Eye Tint (it’s fab).

    • Karen says:

      I was wondering what you thought of the Chubby Sticks and hoped that you’d give them a thumbs up. Which color are you getting next? I hope they don’t crease on me.

      • Chelsea says:

        I get a tiny bit of creasing with it on its own, but I have the greasiest hooded eyes in existence.

        I’m thinking about Whopping Willow.

        • Karen says:

          That one looks pretty. Ample Amber is calling my name. What are you up to this weekend? I have to do taxes (BLAH!!!).

          • Chelsea says:

            Ugh, taxes! I got my federal refund, but I had to use most of it to pay my state taxes on the scholarship I won last year (apparently research is not a qualified expense for scholarships, so it got taxed). Still, paying 10% of free money isn’t too bad.

            I’m going to my cousin Dominic’s first birthday party tomorrow! My mom will be in town for it, and I’ll get to see lots of family (including other baby cousin Sophia, who is 7 or 8 months old). I bought Dominic a little board book called Snuggle Puppy.

          • Karen says:

            UGH, I know. It will be painful. ๐Ÿ™ But at least I’ll be done with it.

            Aw, have fun at the party tomorrow! I hope your fam will have lots of gluten-free treats on hand for you.

  2. Lauren says:

    Oh my gosh that make up bag is so cute! I loved the Clinique Mild Facial Soap, but it’s been replaced by the Clean and Clear sensitive version ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Tashia says:

    Oh wow!!! I love this. I have not purchased anything Clinique in a while, but this gift with purchase is luring me back in again. I must resist the temptation….this is a beauty product hoarder’s kryptonite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sabriel says:

    Nice! I usually don’t learn about these things until they’re already over!

    Seems like a great deal. I’m glad I check your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. xuvious says:

    I’ve only tried the Chubby sticks and some of their skincare stuff.

    I see a lot of mixed reviews about their eye shadows.. are they good in your experience?
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  6. Alison M says:

    I am so disgusted at not having any decent department stores nearby. No Macy’s. No Nordstrom. No Bloomingdales. No GWP. Ugh.
    Alison M recently posted … Foundation Tutorial for Spring 2013

  7. Shy is so pretty, and I *have* had my eye on on the Chubby Stick Intense things. How do I make Chubby Stick Intense plural? Chubby Sticks Instense? Chubby Stick Intenses?
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  8. Monica P says:

    Ah, must go check out the Different Lipstick in Shy – now that my color!

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  9. tami says:

    This is a cute set, but I might hold out for a bit and see what Nordstrom’s is going to offer, if I remember correctly there gift comes after Macy’s)…I love the Naturally Gentle eye makeup remover. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. jess says:

    Love the bags!!! cute little ladybugs! I’d love to get some Chubby sticks for eyes and lips! So quick and easy to use! Foolproof.
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