A Clarisonic Beauty Review

A few months ago I finally broke down and purchased a Clarisonic Mia 2 and I am proud to say that I did not pay full price. I caught one on sale on a cool discount website for $99 and the regular price is $149. So needless to say, I wasted no time to get this deal before they sold out. I was totally winning!

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In case you are wondering what’s so special about Clarisonic, let me give you the answer to your beauty question. The Clarisonic Mia 2 is a cleansing brush for the face made with two speeds and a one-minute pulsing T-Timer to clarify the skin. It’s a machine that is supposed to make exfoliation faster and easier for a more even, thorough and effective cleaning. It’s made with high quality technology to help you get the best skin ever.

There are seven different types of Clarisonic tools, which vary from speed, how you use them and what’s included inside the kit.

So now that you have the beauty 411, let’s get to the Glam it, the Slam it and the final grade!

The Glam: The Clarisonic Mia 2 is said to offer a gentle massage to exfoliate the skin. It felt a little abrasive on my skin the first time I used it and the second time, it was just a little but not as much. It is supposed to gently clean the pores without harsh abrasion. While I did not see a difference in my pores, I did see a difference with the appearance of my blackheads on my nose; they appeared to be clearer and my skin felt softer.

The tool is waterproof and can be used in the shower or bath. The T-Timer prompts you to focus on the next area on the face so you do not over exfoliate the skin.

The Slam: The kit came with a gel cleanser, which irritated and dried out my skin. Several weeks later, I tried it a second time with my regular cleanser and my skin was not as irritated but it did leave dry patches. I tried it again a third time and had the same results. I was super disappointed as I am using the gentle Clarisonic :-(.

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The Clairisonic Mia 2 cleanser is meh, okay. I think that it is hyped up and it did not meet my expectations. I will use it again as I need to get my money’s worth but maybe I will try it on other areas or I will not use it as long as the T Timer suggests. My final grade for the Mia 2 is 3 out of 5 smooches!!! MUAH If you are interested in purchasing the Mia 2 Clarisonic, you can get it for $149 on clarisonic.com, specialty cosmetic companies or department stores. Happy Exfoliating…MUAH

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Clarisonic…My latest purchase

OMG! I am super excited about my new purchase! I have been wanting to try this for quite sometime but my purchases for other beauty products kept getting in the way…LOL.

I will let you know my thoughts with a product review so you will know if you should invest too!

In the meantime, I am going to enjoy my date with Clarisonic tonight!IMG_2440

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Beauty Week in Review 10.12.13

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Hey Beauty Scholars I am starting something new to help keep you in the loop of all things beauty!!! Starting today and every Saturday, I will post a week in review to let you know about the happening things in the beauty industry. Now you will be in the know too!!!

Let’s get started:

For all my nail lovers, Revlon gets an upgrade and partners with powerhouse designer Marchesa for Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliques for $9.99

A custom scent made by you!!! That ‘s right, Fred Segal is launching a DIY fragrance kit in November by layering rollerball scents on your skin until you find your signature scent made for you by you!!! The kit will cost $150 and refills will cost $38. If you don’t live near a Fred Segal, don’t worry because Space NK will offer them in late November.

For all my online shoppers and luxury brand Beauty Scholars!!! Amazon has launched a prestige section on their site with all the bells and whistles that is sure to delight…LOL. With the new luxury beauty tab, you can shop by feature, category, trend, brand, favorites or collections.

One of my favorite beauty brands, Molton Brown has opened an 843 square-foot space US-Flagship store in NYC on Madison Ave. While I am excited for them, I just hope that Chicago is next on the list as that would make me a very happy girl!!! IJS…I can never have enough good smelling luxury body products in my beauty closet.

As you know, earlier this week I reported that Sephora launched its new nail line called Formula X. Check out the details here.

The beauty brand Inglot, who is known for its vibrant colors, is entering the world of skincare starting with a line of multi-action toners. They are also looking to open 25 doors by the end of the year.

Need a new look??? Try ModiFace, a website which offers virtual makeovers with hair, makeup and even skincare.

Did you know Clarisonic is adding a pedi brush head-smoothing disc to the line??? Yep, they are hoping that this will do to the face what the original has done for the face. All for the low price of $199.  I’m not sold yet but it sure sounds interesting.

Elf Cosmetics is joining the box subscription arena. This box will be sent out every 8 weeks to include seasonal colors and products with a theme to work on all skin tones. There are payment options from a monthly subscription of $19.99 or annual at $199.94.

And last but not least, Bliss is launching a new skincare range with anti aging benefits. The new line will debut on Oct 20th with price ranges from $60 – $160 to be sold in Bliss Spas, online and exclusive high-end third party spas and cruise ships. The products will be 99% water-free, which means the ingredients will deliver major results. Om my…I can’t wait to try, test and review this for you, as I am a Bliss fan!!!

So there you have it Beauty Scholars…this weeks beauty news!!! What do you think??? Does any of this newness excite you???

 

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