4 March 2012

New Additions and Clarisonic Confusion

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel, Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover, Clarins Liquid Bronze

Real Techniques Core Collection, Essie 'Angora Cardi', Carmex Moisture Plus, Bourjois Elastic Mascara

Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.. I've picked up a few new bits and pieces, spaced out over the past month or so. If you saw my recent wish list post, I have treated myself to 4 out of the 6 things, and aside from that, I got my hands on some other products I was lusting after. You can watch my latest beauty haul video HERE! Let me know if  there is anything you'd particularly like to see a review on!


I have been doing quite a bit of research on Clarisonics recently, when they first made an appearance in the UK, if I'm honest, the hype went completely over my head and I took not a blind bit of notice, the price tag put me off for sure. In the past couple of months, I have found myself reading and watching many more reviews. My skin has been playing up a treat, I have always put up with large pores, blackheads (gross, I know) around my T-zone, but it's got to the point where I'm breaking out over my cheek area, I've never really had this problem before. I constantly lust over, clear, smooth, perfect skin and when it comes to applying makeup, I feel nothing looks good if my overall complexion is suffering. After many 'umm's' and 'ahh's', I've decided to give a Clarisonic a go. The problem is, which one do I go for?! I'm debating the Mia, I'm not too fused on the extra speed settings and whatever else the Plus or Classic have to offer, but I've been told a few times the extra money is worth it. I really don't want to shell out more money if I can help it, and from what I've seen, the Mia looks just about right. 


Has anyone else got a Clarisonic, what are your thoughts? Help me make a decision!


Jessica 

9 comments:

  1. I've got a Clarisonic Mia and absolutely love it, definitely not interested in the more expensive models. I've done a pretty detailed review on my blog, if you'd like to check it out:
    http://boscy.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-clarisonic-mia-review.html

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  2. I have the Mia and I looooove it. I don't see the point in the extra settings on the other clarisonic and I think the extra cost isn't worth it.

    I got the Real Techniques Core collection set too today and although i only used them once, I think i loooove them already

    x

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    1. I agree! Plus I travel quite a bit and I think it will be much easier to take with me when I need to. I'm really looking forward to using the buffing brush and the contour brush! :-) xx

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  3. I bought a mia a long time ago (~1 year), and I think it's the most helpful if you have dry skin that tends to cake up your powder foundation.(I do) I also don't think the face wash comes with the mia is that good, you can really just use your own face wash. As a result, I really like it and it makes my skin quite smooth. You will just have to remember to clean the brush heads from time to time.

    I happen to run into your video review on youtube for baremineral foundation powder. (I recently got a sample to try it) And I really like your video and blog post, keep up the good work!! <3

    -Gracie
    http://gracienotebook.blogspot.com/

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    1. I do suffer from dry skin, but only certain areas and only really in the Winter! I've heard the face wash isn't that good, don't think I'll even bother trying it, I bought the Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel and really hope they work together! Thank you! I', glad you liked it, hope you enjoy using it, I'm sure you will! :-) xx

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  4. I've been considering getting the Mia for the longest time ever but I don't know if I'll need a Clarisonic if I go for regular facials! :/

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    1. I was debating for SO long whether or not I needed one. Even if you go for regular facials, the Clarisonic supposedly cleanses 6x deeper than manual cleansing. I think of facials as more of a 'boost' for the skin on top of your skincare routine. If you are really into skincare at home and you can afford it, go for it! :-) xx

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  5. I absolutely adore the Real Techniques Core Collection brush set, especially the Buffing Brush - it's so soft and perfect for liquid foundation. I've heard lots of good things about the Clarisonic but with the price tag, I can't bring myself to buy one.

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    1. The Buffing Brush is definitely my fave, it's replaced my Sigma Flat Top Kabuki which I was obsessed with!! I've JUST bought a Clarisonic, I think they are too overpriced but I have wanted one for so long! xx

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