Clinique for my face-ique

My love for Clinique Anti – Blemish kit started a bit more than seven years ago. Around that time I had this battle with my face (and body in general) for it not being perfect (I’ll blame it on the age). I’ve been through so many products praised by magazines, friends, acquaintances, you name it, nothing was you know… right. Until I found IT! I was traveling in Italy (probably one of my first encounters with the country) and I went in this beauty store and got lost there for a few hours (I have to know the whole market until I make a decision). In the end I chose the Clinique Anti-Blemish Kit and the shop assistant applauded my choice. I usually start questioning my decision when that happens, but she seemed really nice so I decided to trust her. Soon after that it proved she was right.


Immediately after I started using it I felt my face was getting a bit cleaner. I thought it was an illusion, it couldn’t really happen that fast, right?! After a few weeks into the program (not skipping one day!), I went to my cosmetician. She looked at me and exclaimed “Your face is sooo clean! What did you do?!”. That was the moment when I realized that it wasn’t all in my head, but this thing really works! I was really happy about it that I have finally found it.

For the last few years I lost my connection with it (because you know, when you’re a student, you start realizing how money can run out), but now we’re back together. I will let you know how our story goes this time around. Until then, let us know if you ever tried these beauty products and how it went for you and your skin.


Co-founder of The Smoke Detector, social media manager, writer, art lover, dog-petter, music listener.

  1. I really think that I should try this! I currently use the Clinique Sonic foaming FaCe wash, which is great. I highly recommend The Clinique naturally gentle eye maKeup remover too 🙂 AnghaRad x

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