This week was a jam packed week brimming with launches, previews and all sorts and Thursday evening saw me go to three events with a few other bloggers and get a little bit tipsy off Prosecco, Bellini's and white wine. Not a good combo, might I add. Although, in my defence, I hadn't eaten anything since 11am so by 9pm, I was kind of rockin'.
One of the events that I attended was hosted by the girls at Clinique to showcase the new Chubby Sticks which I have heard a lot about over the last couple of months. It seemed that the blogs and beauty addicts were buzzing with the thought of the products hitting our shores and having swatched them and now having them in my possesion, I see why.
Firstly, this greeted us in the Clinique meeting room:
A tower of wibbly wobbly jelly! I'm not going to lie, this pretty much made my day and gave me a good 5 minutes of entertainment - Just ask BeautyJunkieLondon and KateSnooks, they were amazed at this and joined me in poking and prodding the jelly moulds just to see them wobble.
All jelly-shaking goodness aside, the new Chubby Sticks are definitely worth a full post and all of your attention because they are kind of great and if you love lipglosses but hate the sticky feeling and love lip balms but hate the lack of colour, then these will definitely tickle your fancy.
We were gifted this set of Chubby Sticks in a very cute holder with a set of pink Clinique pencils so I thought I would do a quick run down of the colours and what I think.
There are 8 shades altogether in the Chubby Stick family and we were given 6 to take home in the gift bag:
(L-R): Chunky Cherry, Woppin' Watermelon, Mega Melon, Whole Lotta Honey, Graped-Up and Richer Raisin.
The other two shades are Fuller Fig and Super Strawberry, the former is a more brown toned and the latter falling into the pink family.
This is what they look like:
They look like jumbo sized crayons upon first glimpse so I think the name 'Chubby Stick' is fitting for it. Although the colour looks quite vibrant in the bullet, when swatched it's sheer and very moisturising so Clinique are on to a good thing here.
Another good point to touch on is the fact that the Chubby Stick doesn't need to be sharpened as it has a twisty bottom to push the product up...
I love the fact that it has a twisty bottom because you don't lose any product through sharpening it's worth all your precious money.Swatcheroonies:
The formulation is spot on for a moisturising lip balm and although the product is sheer, there is still enough pigment in them to give lips a hint of colour without looking full-on like a lipstick or lipgloss. Also, they give a very subtle shine so you get an effect of a lipgloss without the gooey sticky feeling that leaves your lips almost glued together. My favourite shades have to be Woppin' Watermelon and Mega Melon and I can see myself wearing these most during the day but if I wanted something a bit more darker for an evening out, I'll be grabbing Graped-Up, for sure.
The new Clinique Chubby Sticks are available now from Clinique counters and online and will be priced at
Are there any shades you've got your eyes on?
Until next time...
Keep swivelling your hips in your