Back in high school, I used to positively lust after those shiny, prettily packaged Clinique gift with purchase (GWP) sets. Bugger growing up to be able to afford a house or put my kids through school; all I wanted to do was be able to drop by the Clinique counter, slap a bunch of goodies on my store card and waltz out with a mooi make-up sakkie containing a slew of cutesy Clinique minis. To me, it was like the grown up equivalent of a box Quality Street choccies.
Anyway, today Clinique’s amped up their awesome by collaborating with local designer Gavin Rajah. He’s created an eye-catching colour block clutch especially for the brand and, if you buy R900 worth of Clinique goodies, it’s all yours.
Also, if two of your items are treatment products, you’ll score this awesome Clinique Bonus:
The gift consists of a eight deluxe-sized minis. From left to right we’ve got Clinique All About Eyes Rich eye cream, Clinique Even Better skin tone correcting moisturiser SPF 20, Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream (still a bestseller after all these years), Clinique Even Better foundation in Spice* (a deep chocolate-y shade), a High Impact lippie in Sassy Spice (a dark shimmery brown shade), High Impact mascara (fabulous!), Blushing Blush powder in Aglow (it’s a shade that’s very similar to NARS Orgasm) and Take the Day Off make-up remover (one of the nicest I’ve tried).
To celebrate the launch, beauty editors, bloggers and the odd celeb met up in the forecourt outside Edgars in the V&A.
According to Natalie, she’s a big fan of Clinique’s Turnaround line. It’s riddled with alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate your skin and reveal brighter, fresher-looking skin overnight. I’ve actually used that range before too and she’s right, it’s a real total goodie.
We got to sip cranberry mocktails, nibble on canapés and hang out with the man himself, Meneer Rajah who was rocking a pair of silver Gucci sneakers.
He was nice enough to sign my clutch and endure a spot o’ whiplash for my photo op:
Jealous? Don’t be; you can easily get your own by taking advantage of Clinique’s Bonus Time, but you’d best move fast. The offer ends on the 5th of August and is exclusive to selected Edgars and Red Square stores nationwide.
*Don’t worry if the foundation’s not suited to your skin tone. You can swap it out for another one to ensure a perfect match.