Teeny Tiny Beauty Bits

Well, you sure know you're buying far too many new products when you have a draw full of minis (my bad.) Today I thought I'd share my thought's in a 'first impressions' post-

 Kiehl's Midnight Recovery
Would I purchase the full size? Yes.

Okay, I'm a cheapskate I've actually gone through about five of these (sssh don't tell Kiehl's) I think it's time I purchased the full size, but genuinely believe the hype this 'do it all' oil helps to control oil, it soothes spotty skin and just keeps my skin clear.

Kiehl's Multi Corrective face cream
Would I purchase the full size? No.

Not a fan, for sensitive skin types (like mine) this sadly is a no go it's heavily fragranced and has a thick (almost greasy) texture.

Clinique All About Eyes
Would I purchase the full size? Yes.

If you read my 'Eye creams I just don't get' post you'll know me and eye creams haven't always gotten on in the past. However, I absolutely love the Clinique All about eyes it hydrates my under eye area. A full review should be up on my blog in the near future.

NUDE Pro Genius Oil
Would I purchase the full size? Yes.

I'm a big fan of oils that make your skin look great in the morning and this oil is one of them. Over time this has improved the overall condition of my skin.

Elemis Tri Enzyme Mask
Would I purchase the full size? No.

On paper this mask sounds brilliant, targeted at blemish prone skin the mask aims to brighten and lighten hyper pigmentation using natural fruit acids to add a little exfoliation to the skin. Unfortunately this was far too harsh for my skin type it tingled and stung my skin pretty bad.

Clinique Moisture Surge
Would I purchase the full size? Yes.

More of a rediscovery for me this one, I used to repurchase this religiously back in the day I'm not sure why I stopped. This hydrating gel moisturiser is the perfect texture for my combination skin, this provides so much hydration whilst still feeling super lightweight on my skin.

Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer
Would I purchase the full size? No.

Sadly I already did purchase a full size, what a waste! The first few times I tried this it was love. Over time though I found my hair started to look a little greasy, a little lank, a little weighed down. I stopped using this and truth be told the greasiness after washing disappeared. I ensured all the product was thoroughly washed out, but this was just too rich for my hair. I have thick hair too so fine haired girls may want to avoid this.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray - Eye primer
Would I purchase the full size? No.

Eyeshadow stayed in place with minimal creasing but I just felt like I could get something similar at the drugstore. I also wasn't a fan of the texture, it felt like a paste.

Benefit Porefessional
Would I purchase the full size? No.

Yes, this does control oil keep make up in place and makeup looks fresher for longer however, this irritated my skin. I'm not sure why but I just had way more blackheads and congested skin around my nose area, even after double cleansing. I stopped using this and the build up of spots disappeared so I can only assume this disagreed with my skin.

Clinique clearing Gel
Would I purchase the full size? Yes. (I already did here's a review)

The best spot treatment I own. This works, and works fast without drying the skin or causing any pigmentation. Big fan of this product I can't imagine being without it.

Kiehls Skin Rescuer
Would I purchase the full size? No.

I found this moisturiser pretty basic, I managed to nab myself a few samples so I've used this on and off for awhile now. I like that this has a lightweight texture but it didn't hydrate my skin in the slightest. It just felt really similar to Nivea or Garnier day moisturisers I've tried in the past that are less than half the price.

Clinique Moisture Surge Mask
Would I purchase the full size? Yes.

This stuff is a-mazing, although the scents not quite up there with my Origins drink up mask I actually find Clinique's offering more effective. This moisturisers and hydrates and just feels a little less tacky on the skin, it's hard to describe but I find this one sinks into the skin whereas the Origins one seems to sit sticky on the surface.

Origins Modern Friction
Would I purchase the full size? No.

I used to love this but now I just find this far to harsh on my sensitive skin.

What products have you been loving lately?


Beauty or Something said...

OMG the Kiehls thing...I've gone into the store and asked for a few and then refilled my bottle with them haha

Nina Zane said...

These mini's look so cute, thanks for reviewing them for us :) xx

Ginger n' Roses said...

These look adorable and I am loving the short and sweet reviews!

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, Oh gosh this comment made me laugh so much it makes me feel so much better knowing I'm not the only one haha! I hate parting with my cash though, but yes this is a really nice oil haha plus I feel like a mugshot may go up on the counter soon lol "do not give anymore samples to this lady" haha xx

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for stopping by, and no worries really glad you enjoyed the post :D x

lulu said...

Love your blog <3 awesome photos!


Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for stopping by there's just something cute about beauty products in mini form haha great way of trying new products :D xx

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment :D, really glad you enjoyed the post xx

Prettygreentea said...

I'd really like to try Clinique All About Eyes. At the moment I'm enjoying Avene Hydrance cream.

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, it doesn't do much in terms of dark circles/eye bags. But it's so hydrating and my concealer applies so much nicer when I've remembered to use it! Ooh I love Avene products I love their soothing moisture mask didn't know they did an eye cream xx

Amy said...

This was a great idea for a post. I've so many little mini products lying around, I may just have to do something like this too. I hope you don't mind, I'll link you back :D

The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery was a pricey purchase I made at the beginning of June, it is lovely!

Amy x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment Amy, of course! :) Feel free to I'd love to read your post glad this inspired :D. Plus I think it's good because with the samples you get a first impression and know wether you would fork out on the full size. :D. It's so nice isn't it, really is time I bought the full size xx

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