They still have the free gifts???

When I was 15 years old, I had my first job. I worked at a Diamond Store. I will always remember my first check. I went to "Hudsons" which is now Macy's and bought skin care by Clinque. I spent my whole check! My mother was so mad at the the lady at Clinque b/c she sold me anti-wrinkle cream at the old age of "15".

But, since having children, it's been over 11 years since I have sat at a department store and actually looked and talked about makeup with a consultant. There was no way with young kids I was going to sit in a chair with a shirt that probaly had lunch on it and talk makeup. Or who can really talk foundation and color when you have two kids in a stroller and they are crying that they are "hungry".

After 11 years, today I sat in that cream Clinique chair. It's been years since I have actually received the free gift! I didn't even know they still did that! Even though the lady did recommend a pen to keep my eyes "young"...another nice way to say "Here is a pen to control your wrinkles or sagging". It felt good.

I was so excited to open my "free gift" when I got home. It's a good one ladies!

...Now I just have to hide it from my girls and "playing" with my makeup! See every "stage" in life has it's things!


Windy said...

Here in SC, Clinique does a "bonus" twice a year. I always wait to buy my stuff during that time ;) I feel like I'm getting a special treat, and always a cute new make-up bag!

jules said...

I love free gifts, and anything from there would do the trick.

Anonymous said...

Though I don't buy it anymore ($$$) their skin cream is my fave.

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

I haven't bought any of the lovely department store make-up in YEARS. Time and money and two little girls have kept me away! Maybe some day I'll get to treat myself to a makeover. :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have been a clinique girl for the last 12 years..... I don't use all of their products, but I have used their 3 step program (moisturizer, soap, and clarifying lotion) religiously since Nick was a baby!!! In fact.... I have to bring 6 gifts to China for our daughter's caregivers and they are all getting clinique products.

I love to buy when they are running their gift with purchase:)

Enjoy your new products!



Ruby Red Slippers said...

I haven't bought Clinique in years, but I always pass by the counter and see the free gift line, and wish I was in it!!!

Ruth said...

I love Clinique and they're free gifts are always amazing.