Wednesday 9 November 2011

CLARINS goodies & new job!!

So you may know that recently, i stopped being self-employed with my business and was on the hunt for a job. It's always stressful finding a job and especially when thinking of changing your career direction. I love being a beauty therapist but just felt like i needed a change, whilst still being involved within the beauty industry. I won't go into too much detail about how i got my job but it was a miracle i believe! It was the perfect job at the perfect time as i had turned down another job the same morning (to work on a benefit brow bar to be exact!), I was worrying i had made the wrong choice when i got a phone call for this one and it sounded PERFECT.

So i am now, Duty Manager of an amazing hair & beauty spa in Bristol. I love the company, how they work and the atmosphere they provide. They're very flexible and work well with their employees and treat everyone equally. I am SO happy!! I do all the Reception work too but have all responsibilities of a manager and am a key holder. I can also do a few treatments if i want to change it up and hopefully will be the IPL specialist when they start offering it. It is long hours (9-8 thurs/fridays and takes me 35-55 mins each way) but so far i'm LOVING it :)

Anyway, sorry for the rambling but you can tell i'm excited! Today, i was told i will the face of the Spa and have to go under go a make-over! Nothing dramatic just a specific look. We chose and ordered my uniform and they gave me this bag of goodies for me to use. We use Clarins make-up and skincare for retail and treatments. There is a mixture of skincare and make-up to help me look my best!

L to R; Vital Light Night Cream, Vital Light Day Cream, Eye Contour Gel and Skin-Smoothing Eye Mask. 

I have a feeling the eye products are going to come in handy with the early mornings and long hours! If any of these products stand out i will do separate reviews for them but this is just an overview of what i got!

Everlasting foundation in 'Honey', Instant Definition mascara in 'Intense Black', Double Fix Mascara, Joli Rouge Lipstick in 707 'Petal Pink' & Rouge Prodige Lipstick in 120 'Fusion Red'. 

This foundation wasn't matched up to me specifically but it doesn't look like a bad match. It reminds me very much of my Estee Lauder Doublewear in terms of formulation and from what i can see, coverage. Excited to try this tomorrow!

Next is the mascara, i'm not too excited about this, from the brush i have a feeling it will do what it says; 'define' but i don't think it will give much thickness/volume to my lashes.

Obviously, with working long, busy hours, you want your make-up to stay in place so you don't have to touch it up throughout the day. I've never had a problem with my mascaras transferring or anything but my eyebrows are a nightmare! I just use a powder and they always smudge or i rub them off so hopefully, this will solve my problem.

Next, is my two lipsticks which i am most excited about! The pink is a gorgeous colour and i applied it as soon as i was given it. It's th eperfect baby pink and the formulation is so silky and pigmented, perfect!

The red will be my signature colour when i have my uniform, obviously Clarins is known for it's red colour theme and i will fit in with that! The make-up brief is natural make-up with a defined red lip. I haven't tried this colour yet to see if it suits me but i hope it does! It's a little bit darker in real life but the flash brightened it up alot! Maybe when i start having regular spray tans it might suit me more?!

 So that's all that was in my goodie bag! A good selection i think and i'm excited to try them all, i definitely know my collection of Clarins will grow after a few pay days! I already have my eye on the Energizing Day Cream!

Have you tired any of these? Anything i need to try out?


  1. Congrats on the new job, pretty lady!!pe

  2. Congrats on the new job :) sounds wonderful and so jealous of all your goodies! xxx

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  3. Congratulations!
    And the little goody bag looks fab,
    Good luck in your new job