Product Review: Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa

I love a good chubby stick. In fact, I can confidently say that Clinique’s Chubby Sticks have been my favourite lip product lately and this shade in particular is my go-to lip colour at the moment. To be honest with you guys, every time I pick it up I think…

If that isn’t enough to entice you to purchase this little beauty, read on. Clinique Chubby Sticks offer everything I could possibly want from a lip product: they give just the right amount of coverage, feel moisturizing on the lips, and they give me the ability to apply lip colour with what appears to be a giant crayon. These kinds of products are more popular now, but when they first came out on the market I had a lot of people questioning what the heck I was doing. Mighty Mimosa is my latest chubby purchase and I really love this shade. I wanted something quite neutral and slightly peachy, and this is pretty much perfect. The Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa retails for $35 AUD and is available for purchase from Clinique online.

Product Review: Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry

I was late to the party with the Clinique chubby sticks but now that I’m here I’m glad that I came because they’re one of the best products I’ve tried this year. I had a hard time choosing a colour, but ended up opting for Super Strawberry because it looked like a nice deep pink colour that could work well for Winter. I was right, it’s pretty much perfect.

First things first, the chubby sticks roll up from the bottom so you don’t have to worry about finding a sharpener big enough to fit the pencil into – bonus. The colour is buildable, so you can just dab a little bit of the product onto your lips for a light stain effect, or you can build it up to be a bit heavier and something similar to the coverage of a sheer lipstick. The wear lasts pretty well, and when I duck into the bathroom before going to lunch at work (approximately 4 hours after I first apply the product) my lips still appear to have a bit of colour in them. I don’t find the chubby sticks to be particularly moisturising, but they’re not drying on the lips either. I really like this product because it’s so easy to use and I can see myself buying more chubby sticks in various shades in the future (I’ve already purchased Woppin’ Watermelon). The Clinique Chubby Sticks retail for $35 AUD and are available for purchase at Clinique counters nationwide, or from the Clinique online store. If you’re quick, there are still a few different shades up for grabs on Strawberrynet.

Strawberrynet Haul

I hadn’t planned to buy any more products this season, but after I used up my last sample sachet of the Kerastase nectar thermique I felt the urge to buy myself a full bottle of the product because I loved it so much. So I did. I also ordered another packet of the Boscia blotting linens (I ran out of a packet this month), another Clinique chubby stick (this time in the shade Woppin’ Watermelon) and two of the Jack Black lip balms.

Winter Beauty Haul: Sephora

As part of my new “spend money like a normal person” lifestyle attempt post-Project 50 Pan, I’ve decided to treat myself to a few seasonal items rather than spend frivolously throughout each month. We’ll see how long this lasts. My Winter treats this year are the Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory (this is a back up as I’m about 3/4 of the way through the bottle I’m currently using), Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Blank Ink, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface and the Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. They’re not pictured but I also received samples of: the Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara, Lorac Face Selftantalizer (ha), Clinique Stay Matte Foundation in Neutral, Urban Decay Primer Potion and Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Half Baked & Evidence.

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> Good news for fans of Lanolips, with their amazing Lemonaide Lip Aid being announced as part of the brands’ permanent range.

> Nivea announced the release of their new ‘Invisible For Black & White Deoderant’, which they are calling the first deodorant to prevent unsightly yellow stains on white clothes and ugly white deodorant marks on dark clothes. Sounds impressive! It is available in two feminine scents and one masculine scent in roll on and aerosol. Prices range from $3.79 – $6.29 AUD and the product will be available in supermarkets and selected pharmacies from August 2011.

> Clinique announced the release of their Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel for men. It’s a hydrating pick-me-up in a tube, retails for $52 AUD and will be available for purchase as of August 7, 2011.

> Estée Lauder released images from their upcoming Modern Mercury collection (Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director), which looks to die for gorgeous and a perfect way to round off Winter. Molten metallic eyes become the focus with daring eye shadow duos to define and illuminate the eyes on a soft shimmering canvas and are complemented by edgy matte lips of rich crimson reds, brazen beiges and fierce fuchsias. A twisted shade of green on the nails completes the seductive look. The ‘Pure Color Modern Mercury Collection’ is limited edition and will be available from August 7, 2011. You can view images of the collection here: 01, 02, 03 & 04.

> Beauty brand Jane Iredale have a new collection out, the Naturally Confident colour range. The collection includes the new Complete In Touch Highlighter, EyeSteppes & three new Lip Fixation shades. The new collection will be available in September, but in the mean time you can sneek a peek at the new products here.

> ghd have announced the release of their Pink Orchid limited edition set, to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness. This year’s limited edition features the new ghd Gold Series Classic styler with a pink twist – a vibrant shade of hot orchid pink styling plates and a beautiful pink and black lace styler bag to match. The set also contains the following styling accessories: protective plate guard, ghd Pink Orchid styler clutch bag, step by step hair guide and two ghd sectioning clips. The new ghd Pink Orchid limited edition set is available from approved ghd salons from 25 July 2011. It retails for $289 AUD, with $20 from each sale donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia.

> Weleda is turning 90(!) and to celebrate they are releasing a set of six unique Weleda body oils. Each oil is 10ml, and included in the Well-Being pack is: Arnica Massage Oil (strengthens and warms tired, aching muscles), Birch Cellulite Oil (purifies and detoxifies, ideal to tone and firm cellulite problem skin), Citrus Body Oil (invigorates, stimulates and refreshes your skin), Pomegranate Body Oil (stimulates cell renewal and restores a youthful radiance), Sea Buckthorn Body Oil (restorative intensive care for tired, dry skin) and Wild Rose Body Oil (a luxurious and pampering treat for your skin). The set retails for $29.90 AUD and will be available in selected pharmacies and health food stores while stocks last.

> For a limited time, Dermalogica stockists are offering an amazing deal where you spend $100 or more on Dermalogica, and receive a voucher for $30 towards your next purchase. The vouchers are available at 700 stockists throughout Australia, and are valid until 31 March 2012.