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Clarins Eye Care Review

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Did you know that the first signs of aging show around your eyes?

Well, I did, and it’s one of the things I feel very passionate about. First of all – you need an eye cream. Second – you need to read this post I wrote about skincare for eyes (it’s not a very long post, since taking care of your eyes is pretty simple).

But to get to the point of this post: I have noticed aging around my eyes. I don’t have any wrinkles, yet, but there’s one thing I’ve noticed that is pretty unfair. And the thing is that, when I wake up, my eyes don’t. Gone are the days when I just arose in the morning, splashed some cold water on my face and instantly looked fresh and awake. Long gone. Now my eyes are puffy, tired and in need of a holiday. They no longer recover from the lovely time I get to spend by the covers, by just, well, doing nothing.

Clarins Multi active Eye care review tutorial

But I have found something, that works for my tired eyes and actually helps the puffiness – a lot! A product, that is my eye cream, but also my lifesaver. And that is Clarins’ Multi-Active Eye cream. * It’s an eye cream-gel, that has a metallic applicator tip, that you can use to massage the cream in. It’s also brightening with illuminating pigments in it. So if you’re not wearing any makeup, the eye cream reflects light and makes your eyes appear brighter. It’s a masterpiece, so to speak. The best thing about it is obviously the metallic applicator, which I use to massage the puffy out of my eyes. I also like the texture of this cream and it does a great job at moisturizing my skin.

Here is how I use this product. I don’t do this massage routine every single morning, but I do some of the moves or a quick version of it almost every single day.

The other eye product from Clarins seen in the photos is the Mission Perfection Yeux with an SPF 15 and a tint in it. So it hides dark under eye circles better, but for me the color was a bit too dark.

 

Eye massage for tired or puffy eyes using Clarins Multi-Active Eye cream

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  1. Apply tiny dots of the eye cream around the eyes, and blend with long swipes.
  2. Gently press on the point shown in the photo, keep it still for a few seconds and relax. For me, this is one of the places I feel headache and pressing it helps.
  3. Gently press and pump on the points shown in the photo. This is called ‘lymph massage’ and it helps the natural circulation and movement of toxins and fluids through the lymph ducts (it helps bloating, puffiness).
  4.  Gently stroke the eye area in the directions shown in the photo.
  5. Do small circles around the eye as shown in the photo.
  6. Finish the massage with long swipes around the eyes.

Do each of these steps 2-4 times.

I can guarantee you’ll see some results by doing this massage! Let me know if you end up trying it – or if an eye massage already belongs to your routine?

In these photos I’m not wearing any makeup, except Clarins’ lip oil (which I love!) and as what goes to my tan, I wrote about the products here.

*This product was sent to me as a pr-sample. This post contains affiliatelinks.

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P.S. Happy Midsummer! Let’s hope the weather is good. But if it’s horrible, then.. well, then it is. Let’s still enjoy ourselves! I’m gonna at least spend a ridiculous amount in a sauna, that we’re renting (gotta get your money’s worth!), eat soy sausages and have a glass of sparkling wine (okay, two).

A Good Day

Blogging is balancing between living a normal life and creating interesting content.

In a way I want to entertain you with funny and relevant posts and make you want to come back again. But on the other hand I want to give more of myself to this blog, than someone else. I want the secret recipe to my blog being my humanity – the irreplaceable me. So do I write about my dirty socks or about the new way to apply makeup?

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I got plenty of dirty socks. In the Summer I take up my pastel colored ankle socks and walk around proudly thinking that I’m super colorful in my otherwise black clothes. Too bad you can see all the dirt in those socks almost instantly, and I never have the patience to not check out the day’s dust catch: this is how many steps I got to pace in this life today.

If I wrote about my life in a diary-kinda-way, there would be a lot of  the same things, my every day life.
The morning starts by hitting the snooze button and curling up to my man. He always has the energy to smile and say the things, that carry me on. Sometimes I wake up bravely to make some coffee, smile at my reflection and start A Good Day. But other times I stay in bed. I keep sleeping, and there’s a chance I don’t wake up properly for the entire day. I forget to put on socks and there’s a girl staring at me in the mirror, that just wants to write poems about life – the real life behind the screen, where the dishes are left dirty in the sink and the eye lashes stay on the drawer.

I work just like anybody else, I eat lunch and I stare out the window. My lunch isn’t any prettier than the neighbor’s – not in my stomach anyway. My work isn’t better – sometimes the tasks get done with a blink of an eye and sometimes I have to chase them like fruit flies after buying organic fruits home. The workaholic in me isn’t satisfied until at the very finish line. Then it’s a relief to close my laptop and relax on a sofa. But sometimes it’s hard to leave work, when you feel like you never left your home at the first place. Every now and then I have ran out of all my powers, but I have an entry ban to the sofa in my head.

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It would be nice, if everything was nice. On A Good Day I take a photo of my beautiful dinner and say cheers to my Thursday – I am Charlotta after all and there is nothing I can’t do. But other times I crash on the bed on top of the clean laundry, that are waiting to get folded. They never get folded by themselves, but sometimes, just sometimes, they seem to disappear to the closet in a perfect order – if you just have patience to fall asleep and wake up to another tomorrow.

I’ve never liked mathematics, but the probabilities to a Good Day are pretty good then.
And as to the new way to apply makeup – forget about it. Use makeup brushes and a beautyblender.

white t-shirt – Esprit

 jeans – gina tricot (Zadaa second hand app)

sneakers – Tommy Hilfiger
watch – Polar M400

lipstick – Kiko Milano Creamy Lipstick in 116