Clinique's nationwide search for new Insiders is completed, and my two years as a Clinique Insider are behind me. Every year for the past three years, Clinique has held a nationwide search for 20 women to review their products online at www.cliniqueinsidersclub.com. The first two years, I submitted video entries and was selected both times!
The first time I was selected, I remember getting the call from NYC on my cell phone. I was visiting my in-laws in St. Vincent, where I NEVER even turn my cell phone on because calls on my phone from down there are way expensive. But my husband was called back to work during our second week there and I didn't want to cut my stay short, so he left me there with his family and my 6 month-old son. So I had my phone charged, turned on and with me that day in case he called. I was in the car with my sister-in-law. My cell phone rang and I recognized the NYC area code. When the person on the phone told me I had been chosen, I'm sure I never screamed as loud or smiled as wide or said "awesome" as many times as I did in that car. My sister-in-law was laughing with me (and at me a little bit too, because she loves my southern, American accent which gets really strong during moments of high emotion). If you know me in the flesh or have followed my blog over the years, you know about my teenage modeling aspirations and my cosmetics worship, especially in my twenties. So that day, my dreams sort of came true.
Here's my video announcement of my win:
(More about my experience and videos after the jump.)