In all my adventures as a beauty blogger there are only a handful of items that I can say have truly changed my world. And there’s been one item in particular that doesn’t get enough screen time so today I’m dedicating this entire post to my beloved Clarisonic MIA.
Product: MIA (the travel Clarisonic cleansing tool)
Range: Original Clarisonic, Clarisonic MIA, Clarisonic MIA 2, Clarisonic Plus
Price: Ranges from $140 – 225 CAD (via Sephora.ca)
Availability: Sephora, Clarisonic website, select online retailers.
Would I repurchase: Absolutely yes!
My Clarisonic MIA is the longest standing beauty item I’ve used in my skincare, ever since I brought it home more than 3 years ago, it has never left my side. While it sounds deceivingly simple, (after all it’s just a brush for your face right?) there’s a lot more to this beauty gadget. I purchased this during the height of the hype, quite frankly I had no idea what to expect from this and had absolutely no idea it would change my beauty routine the way it has.
THE VIDEO REVIEW
ALL THE DETAILS
Unlike the full sized Clarisonic, the MIA version has a little charger “cap” which magnetically locks onto the end of the brush and starts working as soon as it’s powered up. For me, it’s much more convenient as I don’t have to find a permanent space for a dock. After probably hundreds of charges, the battery is still going strong as ever to my great surprise and delight, somehow I fully expected the recharge power to go down significantly after all these years but Clarisonic took care to make sure that your experience is not a fleeting love affair.
I think that there is this over hype in the beauty community that the Clarisonic is the end all and be all of your beauty routine. It is not. And there is also the further misconception that it’s a overnight miracle worker, which it is also not. You have to use it consistently and patiently, the results will show itself in months not days and even then it’s not something that will work equally on every single person. But now as I look to my own skincare regime I do have my Clarsonic to thank for making everything smoother, tighter, brighter and happier.
What do you all think?
Any Clarisonic Lovers out there?
Getting good skin is a complicated process, unless you’ve been blessed with natural clear unproblematic skin you’ve likely dealt with a rainbow of skin issues through out your life. When we were younger it’s usually acne and oily skin, once that subsided in comes the large pores and acne scarring and just as you thought your skin has settled down, you notice those first few tell tale signs of aging. It seems like an everlasting on going process.
Like I said in the video, your skin is going to be the first thing that you put out there everyday, against the elements in wind, rain or sun. It’s also one of the first things that people will notice about you (whether you like it or not) and I believe having clear healthy skin is the ultimate confidence booster. So do a little something special for your skin and keep it looking it’s best.
You can find the PMD on their website.
Read more about the product and watch their how-to guide for a user tutorial. I found the video to be extremely helpful and much more fun to than reading the paper manual
Ready to make a purchase?
Use coupon “PBunnieP” for 25% OFF your PMD purchase! How amazing is that!
You can bet I’ll be reordering my exfoliating discs once I run out and I love that replacements are very affordable as well (here’s looking at you Clarisonic). I hope you enjoyed my review and have a wonderful skin day!
“…and now for something for something completely different…”
It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about a beauty accessory but when a new innovation emerges on a much needed gadget, people take notice and Travalo has taken off in a big way. Leave those bulky bottles of perfume on your vanity and even say good bye to those roller balls because when it comes to traveling with your perfume…the smaller the better.
Want to win your very own Travalo?
- “Like” the Travalo Facebook page (below)
- Comment on the Travalo FB page saying “PBunnieP sent me here”.
- 10 entries will be randomly chosen by me!
Doesn’t get any easier than that!
You can also find out more from Travalo’s official Website.
Do you already own a Travalo? Which colour is your favourite? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
ABSOLUTELY COMPLETELY PSYCHED OUT BY THIS.
Scented. Nail. Polish.
Maybe I’m just a little late on the bandwagon, I did notice that Revlon came out with a range of scented polishes this Spring (?) but of course I thought it was totally gimmcky. *Pfffftttt….walks away*
But as I was browsing my local drugstore today the clearance bin had a bottle of this lovely peach/pink polish and of course I can really never have too many of that colour. At 2.99CAD it went right into the basket, not to mention I as interested to try Revlon polish for the first time.
To date, though I am not a huge nail polish junkie, my favourite brand would be OPI. BUT I must confess that this scented polish deal really blew my mind. According to the package, its supposed to be scented after it dries. When you are putting it on, it reeks of that awefull normal polish smell…in fact I didn’t think about it at all after I put it on. But as I was doing my work I caught a whiff of a sweet candy smell.
Suddenly I realized it was the NAIL POLISH! HOLLY MUFFINS!
There was absolutely no residual nail polish chemical scent but only a soft candy scent. Not quite Peach Smoothie but good enough for me!
The colour is sprinkled with fine golden shimmer that looks like a pale slightly warm peach/flesh tone and is just fabulous. Not to mention SUPER FAST drying time. BINGO 🙂
At this point I must show you this adorable item I found at DAISO. I would go every couple of months when I have accumulated enough stuff on my “need to buy at Daiso list”. (Of course I end up not buying alot of the things on the list and buying alot of things NOT on the list….but thats a different story on its own.)
I had saw these cute items when I had been watching Kawaii TV, an episode on Sweets. Too cute for words ^-^
GET IT? CUTE NO?
As a comb it is really just average but I just love how people think you are a nut when you pull out what looks like a piece of chocolate. hahahha!
On another note, at Daiso I was also lucky enough to come across an egg roll pan. From the cook books I’ve read, the sweet rolled egg has to be made in a rectangular pan so you can roll it and it will come out in a rectangular block.
They had a mini-pan so I thought I’d test out my egg rolling skills 😀
Ahhhh by now you must be eager to find out about this PURPLE SHAMPOO BUSINESS. The simple answer is really only 2 words.
John Frieda (Colour Renew Shampoo and Conditioner for blonde hair)
Well that wasn’t quite 2 words.
I had been eyeing this line since the day it came out. While I dont have blonde hair, I do have coloured/bleached hair which tends to get brassy/orangey. The idea is that purple colour will cancel out this orange tone and make your hair well…more blonde. This duo is definitely serious about their claim…I mean check out that PURPLE shade in the shampoo?!?! While you can sometimes purchase colour correcting/enhancing shades from salon brands, it is rare to find a drugstore option. Hopefully it will do its magic!
As I mentioned in my last post, I’m planning to renovate my hair again. I’m planning to start the bleaching perhaps tomorrow…cut on Sunday and overall colour next week. I will fill you guys in with more “Hair Diary” posts! Maybe even a demo ^-^
Have a good sleep ~