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Product Review: Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick & Primer

This is Clinique Creamy Nude Lipstick is my very first Clinique Lipstick and also my very first nude lipstick. I got this lipstick sample from a Tanya Blur Glamour Magazine November 2015, and I must say I am very happy I got to try a nude lipstick for free and tell you all about it.

Clinique Nude Lipstick Image

I love seeing nude lipsticks on ladies. I think it is a pretty lip colour but I never had the balls to try it. I always thought it would look weird on me because of my skin tone and I was so right. Before I dive into the review, here is what Clinique has to say about their ‘Pop Lip’ Lipstick range.

Luxurious yet weightless formula merges bold, saturated colour with a smoothing primer. Glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Colour stays true, keeps lips comfortably moisturized for 8 hours. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free.

 

Clinique Pop Lip Colour Image

Clinique Lip Pop Nude Lipstick Picture

 

Here are my thoughts on this lipstick:

 

PROS

  1. I love the packaging a lot. I looks so pretty.
  2. I like the fact that it is a lipstick and a primer in 1.
  3. It moisturises my dry lips perfectly.
  4. I like the smooth texture.
  5. It is readily available in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Boots stores and many other stores for about £16.

 

Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick Swatch

Clinique Pop Lipstick

 

CONS

  1. I don’t like the colour on me at all. It is a pinky nude and it doesn’t suit me.
  2. It is not long-lasting. Wears off pretty quickly.

Overall, I am not impressed with this lipstick at all. The shade is not for me. It gives me the ‘washed out’ look. I am also not happy with the staying power of the lipstick. It does not stay on long at all. I am happy I got to try this for free before buying as I have always wanted to try a nude lippie. There are many more colours in the Clinique Pop Lip Lipstick range, and a few of them do look nice. The Berry Pop, Passion Pop and the Cherry Pop look right up my street. Debenhams stocks the whole range, so may give them a go some day.

What do you think of this Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick & Primer? Have you tried any lipstick from Clinique’s Pop Lip range?

 

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Dealing With Unexpected Costs

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I am a planner but also a worrier. I like planning every detail in advance. So it comes as no surprise that every penny I have is accounted for. Since having my kids, I have become even more organised and more frugal. Life as a parent is very different to that of a single young child-free female living in Bristol. Before I had my kids and all the other responsibilities, there were so many things I could afford to buy without thinking twice, but all that has changed now. I am happy to say I am now a full-fledged responsible adult, with 2 toddlers, a mortgage and a business.

The truth about being a home owner means you have to deal with home improvements, emergencies and breakdowns. The bills never stop coming, and there is no agency or landlord to run to when appliances fall apart. That is where the responsibility comes in. When we have to deal with the shock of an unexpected cost, it literally throws me and our finances completely off-balance. A washing machine breaking down can drive any parent insane especially if your house is anything like mine. Our washing machine is always running. We always have piles and piles of clothes to wash. So washing every other day especially in the summer is quite normal in my house. So if the washing machine dares to break down, that would be classed as an emergency.

 

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But then what happens when you have no funds to cover the unexpected cost of a breakdown but can’t survive without the appliance? That is where Vivus comes in. This company provides short-term loans of £100 to £300, to cover the costs of what you need sorting, and you pay back once you get paid, from 10 to 41 days. The best part of Vivus is you can get a decision online usually within minutes. Which means you may be able to get your appliance breakdown issue sorted on the same day, which is brillant.

Recent survey carried out by Which has also confirmed that payday loans are actually cheaper than unarranged overdrafts. So as a worrying mum, I like to know this is available for when I do need it because you never know these days. Life happens unexpected and the show must go on.

Have you ever had to deal with an expected cost? How did you handle it? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below, lets talk.

Thanks for reading.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

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