Why I Stopped Using CLINIQUE 3 Step Collection


About CLINIQUE

Founded in 1968, CLINIQUE is an Estēe Lauder Company.

Per Estēe Lauder Companies website,

“CLINIQUE’s mission has always been to provide the safest, most effective formulas in simple routines that bring remarkable results.”

Also per the website,

It is allergy tested and 100% fragrance free.

My Beginnings With CLINIQUE

1. My mother told me about it. It was something she saw in a magazine or newspaper and she thought that it would be good for me.

2. I also, having an avid interest in skincare, skincare products, beauty products and wanting to have great, beautiful skin, and for my skin to look it’s best, years ago, I tried and started using CLINIQUE Three Step Collection.

At that time, in my young adult years, by the grace of God, I could afford it and the upkeep; maintenance of the product. At least, in my mind and my thinking at that time, I “thought” I could. Now, I have a better understanding of money and value. I did “literally” and “tangibly” have the money to buy it and replenish it when I needed more, it was an investment into my skin and appearance, however, I didn’t have any assets, stock, or long term valuables. But this subject is for another blog and blog post. I have a personal blog about Financial Wealth Management called, Fabulous Finances. Follow to receive posts!

I would purchase CLINIQUE 3 Step Collection from my local, at that time HUDSON’S department store. It is now Macy’s. I still remember the light yellowish big block of facial soap and the sea foam green soap dish – case with the words CLINIQUE across the top of it. I started with the collection for Combination Skin and began switching the toner out for the Combination Oily toner. It became my daily and nightly skin care routine, until I noticed that my skin began to turn dark!

I stopped using it. And I personally, am leary about using it again. It is one of those you know that it did this to your skin, type of thing, therefore you are not going to or don’t want to use it again.

I am African American. I had or have sensitive skin. My skin may have become non sensitive or I just haven’t encountered anything that has irritated it lately.

This is my first hand personal experience with CLINIQUE 3 Step Collection. If you have experienced anything like this, please feel free to share your experience below.

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Beauty Finds© – Skin & Body Care


Here are some Beauty Finds© for skin and body care that I found yesterday at Marshalls®, a great place to find skin, hair, body products, designer body spray and perfume, and bathroom soap.

Marshalls® registered trademark:

NEVER PAY FULL PRICE FOR FABULOUS®

ORGANIK BOTANIK australia BROWN SUGAR FACE SCRUB made in australia

Brown sugar is an exfoliator. I personally have used a piece of real brown sugar and extra virgin olive oil to exfoliate my lips before. (Something I read about online and I decided to try with extra virgin olive oil).

Per the packaging,

“Brown sugar is a gentle exfoliator perfect for sensitive skin with softer and finer particles.” – ORGANIK BOTANIK australia

Marshalls® Sticker:

Compare at: $10.00 Price: $4.99

Next:

Revive® BEAUTY CHAMOMILE SPONGE : SOOTHES SKIN & GINGER SPONGE: FADES SCARS FRESH FACED paraben, sulfate & phthalate free, natural cleansing sponges Designed in U.S.A. Made in CHINA

A summarized description of what the packaging states,

This is a two – piece natural cleansing sponge set. It includes one chamomile and one ginger infused sponge made from 100% Konjac Root fibers.

Per the packaging,

“Asian Konjac Root has been used for centuries to gently exfoliate and detoxify skin while naturally balancing skin’s PH levels.” – revive® BEAUTY

I’m looking forward to trying these natural cleansing sponges!

Marshalls® Sticker:

Compare at: $5.00 Price: $3.99

And lastly for yesterday’s trip,

Flori di Lavanda BODY LOTION with Lavender Essential Oil by PHYTORELAX LABORATORIES MADE IN ITALY

I love Lavender!

One reason, I decided to purchase this because it has real Lavender Oil in it. And upon looking at the ingredients for Lavender today, I saw where it also has Lavender Flower Extract in it. Some products that say that it is Lavender based or that use the Lavender name really don’t have lavender in them.

Lavender is known for it’s calming and soothing effect. It is also great to use for sleeping. I love it!

Marshalls® Sticker:

Compare at: $8.00 Price: $4.99

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Marshalls®, ORGANIK BOTANIK australia, COGNESCENTI AUSTRALIA, revive® BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS, Flori Di Lavanya, PHYTORELAX LABORATORIES, HARBOR (www.harboritalia.it). I am not being paid to advertise their products.

Until Next Time,

Bridget Denise Webb

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Today’s Inspirational Quote


You are not beautiful because of the world’s standards.

You are beautiful simply because God has made you in

His image.

You’re His masterpiece.

He’s super proud of YOU!

                                                            -Kimberly Jones-Pothier

Until Next Time,

Bridget

Inspirational Quote For Today: Personal Finance 101


 

 

“It’s not your salary that makes your rich, it’s your spending habits.” – Charles A. Jaffe

Until Next Time,

Bridget

Don’t Bite The Bait…….©


I heard something today that was very thought provoking:

Offences come from Satan trying to make you fall. This person went on to explain the Greek meaning for the word offence, this really got my attention, —–>Offences “skandalon” in the Greek, originally was the name of the part of a trap to which the bait is attached, hence, the trap or snare itself.

So in other words, Offence is a trap or snare itself, that Satan uses to try to make you fall by the way.

If we are not quick to release an offence that has been directed toward us, it will lead to our own downfall.

Unforgiveness will cause you to be bitter, have unhealthy relationships, unanswered prayers, misperceptions, it will also cause you to be out of the will of GOD.

Let us be quick to forgive! Quick to release an offence! Refuse to allow it to find ground in your heart! Even if the person who brought the offense never repents or asks forgiveness from you…. YOU let it go!

Don’t you become ensnared in the enemy’s trap to cause you to fall by the way.

It’s empowering to know who your real enemy is….don’t get caught up on the person who is giving the offence…look beyond the person and go straight to the source…Satan himself.

Offences will come but you don’t have to bite the bait!

Walk in love and exercise righteousness!
Great peace have they that love thy law:and nothing shall offend them (Psalms 119:165)

GOD Bless Ya’ll!!!

Date of Original Creation & Publishing: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 8:38pm

Until Next Time,

Bridget

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Today’s Inspirational Quote


“Kindness is always fashionable.” Amelia E. Barr

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Bridget

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LOVE A Word That Comes And Goes…©


We have all said it to someone, signed a birthday or Christmas card expressing these words of sentiment towards someone within our lifetime. In our good-byes we utter it.  We declare it in public settings.

But how far from the truth those words are in our relationships one toward another.

Someone told me about a situation where they told a particular person that they loved them, and that person replied back to them, “I think you like me but I don’t think you love me.”

This wasn’t a dating relationship, it was actually between two women, whose relationship consisted of being members of the same church at one point in time of their lives.  The person who told me this could not understand why this person would respond in such a way to them, They thought that it had something to do with them attending another church…and maybe that played a part in it but I have a pretty good idea why….You see TRUE LOVE…bears fruit…And the fruit of TRUE LOVE is detailed below. What we call love is so far from the truth (the Word of God), and some of us have become accustomed to what is actually considered to be a type of endearment or liking…not LOVE.

Love doesn’t mean agreeing with you all the time  OR being in your face all the time…..

Love however is:

Patient
Love is kind
It does not envy
It does not boast
It is not proud
It is not rude
It is not self-seeking
It is not easily angered
It keeps no records of wrong
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth
It always protects, always trusts, always preserves
I Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)

So remember this the next time you start to say these words to someone…Remember the weight of what you are saying to that person.  This is just not a favorite scripture for a wedding ceremony, this is an attribute that we are to exhibit in EVERY relationship we have.

We don’t have to like a person…their ways…their attitudes…..what they do…what they say..BUT…we are commanded to LOVE them…regardless of how they treat us or act toward us….Yep..that even includes those who you would consider your enemy.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

“Beloved Let Us Love One Another” 1 John 4:7-8

Original Creation&Publish Date:Monday, March 02, 2009 6:00 PM

Next Time,

Bridget

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