Thursday, 17 September 2009

UnGRAPEful Gifts

I’m not really a sucker for freebies. I do like it when you get little added extras with your purchases of course but usually when a free gift is being offered I’m not all that interested (Edit - I should say I love a free gift but don't let it sway me unless I'm intending to buy in the first place). I never really want or need what is on offer. However that being said the first time I went to New York last year I did go into Macy’s and ended up at the Clinique counter. I was hovering around the Benefit stands eying the prices to see if there was any saving on the Doller V Pound and turned round to be greeted by a lovely chatty sales girl talking about Clinique. My friend bought some products and they had a free gift offer on so I thought why the hell not I‘m on holiday. I can’t even remember what I got free, 2 make up bags which have come in handy but product wise not a clue. So any way I was going through my lipsticks tonight and found this. It’s called “A Different Grape” hence the title of the post.

I hadn’t even really looked at it let alone really tried it. It’s not a colour I would normally go for but I’m kinda liking it. I want to change up my lipsticks as I tend to go with the same tones all the time. Light pale neutral /goldy colours or a red lip now and then. I know this coming season is all about berry and dark lips so now is as good a time as any to try something new. Whatcha think? Any free gifts you've been given that have turned out to be a surprise?



  1. I think Clinique's been giving out "A Different Grape" for YEARS now! I remember stealing it from my mom when I was younger. It's a very pretty color, it looks great on your skin tone!

    I actually love getting free samples and things because hten I get the chance to try out colors I wouldn't normally pick. Miss K from Aromaleigh sent me a few lippies recently that I would have NEVER picked out (I have always been a pale/neutral lip girl). One was a bright watermelon/red lip tint and I love it!

  2. Tee hee I never really buy products from Clinique you see. I am tempted to try more of their products though. I want to try their foundations.
    I think I will edit my post as I mean I never let an offer sway me to buy when I'm not looking to buy in the first place.
    The lip tint sounds lovely, what's it called?


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