Thursday, 10 July 2014

July’s Fave Freebie – Clinique Chubby Stick (with review)

As someone a tad obsessed with skincare, I surprised myself this month by selecting a magazine with a makeup freebie on the front.

After much deliberation and endlessly thumbing my way through the magazine racks in my local Smiths  (even the staff were beginning to glance over at me, I’d been standing there that long!), I finally plumped for the Clinique Chubby Stick, Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, free with the August issue of Glamour.

I chose the Clinique, not because there was a dearth of skincare on offer this month, but because I’m a sucker for a pink lippie. Plus I don’t have that many chubbies in my stash, unlike skincare and gloss sticks of which I seem to have plenty, the latter generally acquired as gifts with purchase. 

There are 2 lip colours to choose from, the pink hue of Woppin’ Watermelon  here,  or Super Strawberry’s smack of red. If lip colours are not your bag, then you may want to look out for copies of Glamour bundled with the Clinque  High Impact Mascara or the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion. Yes, all in all, Glamour is bundling 4 different Clinique products with its magazine this month.

Before starting the mini review I do want to quickly mention Elle, as it very nearly got my vote. The  magazine is giving away a Malin & Goetz skincare travel set this month with every issue. It’s pretty darn good. You get samples of its grapefruit cleanser, vitamin e face cream and lip moisturiser – all 3!

It was a tough decision but I think it was the warm pink of the Clinique chubby what eventually swung it for Glamour. The sun was streaming in through the windows of Smiths newsagents at the time I happened to be there, putting me in a very cheerful and summery mood.  Plus, and I think this is worth a mention if you’re cash strapped this month, Glamour's £2 cover price is half that of Elle.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Woppin’ Watermelon – review

Swatch: Clinique Woppin' Watermelon


Enriched with mango and shea butter, this is a lip treatment with a sheer colour. Application is smooth and I got the immediate moisture hit I was hoping for.  The light candy pink colour really is very sheer. I’m not one for big bold lip colours, so this suits me perfectly. But  I’m not sure those with darker lips would see much, if any, impact.
Clinique Woppin' Watermelon applied without liner (L) and with (R)

On a final note, I really like how the pencil-style applicator rolls up and down just like a lipstick. Much more convenient than having to carry a sharpener around with you all the time!


Other hot Freebies this month:


- InStyle: Neal’s Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange hand cream
- Harper’s Bazaar, L’Occitane fragrance
- Elle: Malin & Goetz skincare travel set
- Marie Claire, Balance Me face cream or cleansing balm
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25 comments

  1. I love this colour and I love that it rolls up and down like a normal lipstick too. Definitely going to have to seek out this magazine now, thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. I love the roll up and down lipstick-style application of this too. So convenient. Tx

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  2. I'm not a great one for make-up but I do like a good lip balm and this one with a hint of colour looks really good. Thanks for the heads up, I might just head off to the newsagents now!

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    1. I like subtle and sheer colours too, and this Watermelon hue is just that :) Tx

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  3. i was very suprised and happy when i saw this freebie ...just buyed 4 copies and got the 4 different gifts from clinique ...amazing <3
    just love it

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    1. Well done you Claudia. I hear the mags have been selling out! Tx

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  4. I am so jealous you guys get freebies with your magazines! I wish we would to! We can be happy if there is a stupid rub paper with perfume on it- lol! This chubby stick sounds very nice to just throw in a purse and use as a lip balm. Love the ingredients! Kisses, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. Sissi, move to England! Then again, our weather!! Not sure you'd really want to swap Florida, eh? :) Tx

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  5. The chubby sticks are definitely the most popular of the freebies this month, lots of people are complaining that they haven't been able to track them down, or people are flogging them on ebay x

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    1. Goodness. Being flogged on ebay! I had no idea. Pays to get buying them early in the month then. Tx

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  6. I was so happy when mine came in the post this month! Although I went on the hunt for the strawberry colour and can't find it anywhere! Www.tamlovestea.com

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    1. I bet you were :) You've done the right thing by being a mag subscriber, it would seem, judging from what I'm hearing about the magazine selling out in places! ;) Tx

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  7. Ahh! I did not know these were in Glamour! I need to go buy one now! Amazing freebie! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. It is amazing isn't it. I hope you managed to track a copy down :) Tx

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  8. I adore anything Clinique! This is a fab freebie! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. These beauty freebies do appear to be getting better month after month :) Tx

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  9. I was staring at this just yesterday because I always pick up the cosmo mag which has these samples but was not sure. now I will definitely get it

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    1. Go for it. I hope you managed to track down a copy? Tx

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  10. eek i seen this but they only had the moisturisers in the shop I saw but this is a reminder for me to go get my hands on a copy! I got a good freebie with cosmo x

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    1. I believe the chubby sticks have been the most popular. I also hope you managed to track them down? Tx

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  11. I chose the same and think the colour is so pretty, xoxo.

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  12. i chose the same as you, i also did a review x
    cherryade100.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I nearly picked this up this week but wasn't sure the colour would suit me, but it doesn't look that pigmented on your lips. (hope this post actually comes out after trying 3 times on that other post. From UK Bloggers Group)

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  14. I got this too, but it was so hard to find. Had to go to several newsagents to track one down. Wonder how many people will buy this and not bother to read the magazine?

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