Clarisonic Mia 2 Evaluation

Two words. MIXED FEELINGS.

Before buying my Clarisonic I had looked up so many reviews, watched tutorials on Youtube, and tried my best to decide if this was worth the $150 I spent. All of the research I did said “yes”. The lady at the counter where I bought it even said “Oh you’re gonna just love it; it even gets rid of those pesky little milia seeds!”  Now, bear in mind that my few little milia seeds aren’t even that noticeable, but when she said that I basically threw my money at her. I even got a deal since I bought one of the last Christmas package sets they had – it came with a few extra goodies for free. I was sooo excited to try it, and thought I was hot stuff the first few times I used it, but, as time went buy, I became a little discouraged. Here’s why.

This is my Mia 2 (Don’t mind how orange it looks; I just washed my face)

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It certainly is pretty, and very easy to use. But here’s where it gets a little fuzzy. Many of the reviews I read said that the Clarisonic was a miracle, that it cleared up all of their skin problems, blah, blah, blah. For me however, the Mia 2 did not eliminate my problems. It didn’t even remove my milia seeds, even after five months of using it! Even after using for that long, I still struggle with blackheads around my T-zone, and I still get pimples regularly every few weeks.

The thing is – this device cleans your skin like nobodies business. I know, I know, that sounds completely contradictory to what I just stated above, but it really does. I would choose this any day over bare hands or a washcloth. I firmly believe that it is much healthier for your skin if you use a device like this. So now onto the tricky part: Do I recommend this product to you guys?

I’m going to go with a YES simply because of two reasons.

1. It really does clean your skin phenomenally, and there are many different brush heads to suit many different skin types. Delicate, super-sensitive skin even? They have a brush head for that.

2. If you buy a holiday package like I did, you’ll get a lot of extra goodies like this.

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From left to right: Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, carrying bag, and safety case.

Granted, the cleanser isn’t anything special, but it works nevertheless.

So all in all, I think this product does what it’s supposed to do, even if it didn’t “magically” transform my skin. What do you guys think? Any of you have a Clarisonic, and if so, do you like it?

Cinnamon Bun Mask (That You Can Eat, Too!)

It’s seriously been awhile; I could use the excuse that I’ve been busy with my online class or volunteering, but honestly I just haven’t felt inspired to blog lately! Thankfully, now I have a lot of cool things to show you guys!

Im gonna start with this awesome concoction I whipped up the other day, what I dub the “Cinnamon Bun Mask”. You’re gonna need plain yogurt, honey, and cinnamon powder.

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Just mix 2 tbs yogurt, 1 tbs honey, and 1 tsp cinnamon until you have a nice mixture like this.

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Distribute it evenly on your face, and leave on for 15-30 mins. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

This face mask is great for sensitive or acne prone skin, due to the lactic acid and the cinnamon. The honey makes it gentle and nourishing for skin in need of tlc! Also, it smells AMAZING. I wanted to leave it on all night! Plus, you can totally just eat whatever you didn’t use!

So go ahead and try this one out ☺️!
Hope you guys enjoy! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so I can follow you too! @clairedelune1113

DIY Black-Head Remover~

Happy Sunday! I was looking on Pinterest this morning, looking for a nice new skin treatment to try out, and thought, “Wow, I kind of need to take care of these things” as I mentally thought of my nasty blackheads. If any of you are like me, you’ll know that treating and preventing blackheads are extremely difficult, and often, they just come right back. I for one, am sick of trying to find new ways to combat them, yet I decided to give another try at a DIY treatment. I created this concoction partly because I couldn’t find all the necessary ingredients for other treatments on Pinterest, and partly because I wanted to mix a whole bunch of things together like a kindergartner!

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OK LET’S GET RID OF THESE LOSERS!

You will need…

1. 2 tbs olive oil or honey – this helps mix together the other ingredients, and makes your skin super soft. Unless you have really dry skin, you wont have to use a moisturizer after using this.

2. 1 tbs brown sugar – brown sugar (please don’t use white) is the main exfoliator, helping to remove dead skin cells and buff away dirt and oil

3. 1/2 tbs baking soda – this also acts as a mild exfoliant

4. 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon (opt) – cinnamon has many beneficial properties and gets rid of bacteria on the skin that may cause blackheads

5. A “good bit” of lemon juice (opt) – the acid in lemon juice helps destroy bacteria and polish the skin

Mix together in a small bowl and apply wherever needed! I actually used this in the shower, and whatever I didn’t apply on my face I used on my knees and elbows; it made them soooo soft! For best results, massage into your face for one minute, then let rest on your face for five-ten minutes, rinsing off with warm water when done!

Hope this helps you guys! If you like my skin DIY’s, comment with what kind of treatment I should make next!

Until next time,

-Claire

My Oily-Skin Recommendations!

For anyone out there that’s like me and has oily or combination skin – I feel your pain. Sometimes I wish I even had dry skin since my skin becomes shiny just after a few hours! Today I’m going to show you my skin care routine that helps me manage my oilyness!

My three products are from Clean and Clear

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First I use the foaming cleanser to wash my makeup off. Then, if I want to exfoliate with my Lush sea salt scrub I can do so; just always remember to remove your makeup before applying a mask or exfoliating!

Second I dab a little of the astringent on a cotten ball and apply it to my T zone to help soak up any extra oil. I love how it tingles and makes you feel clean!

This sounds like the last thing oily skinned girls should do but you must moisturize! Oily skin happens because the skin over compensates. When you moisturize, you provide the skin with a healthy alternative to what it would do normally do to provide moisture!

Also it helps me if I use blotting sheets – I always use the NYX sheets, they’re very gentle and don’t mess up the makeup you already have on.

I hope you all found this helpful, and may your skin problems fade away!