Saturday, October 29, 2011

[] Clarisonic Mia~[]

Hey all
I haven't been blogging for this months. Been busy lately, but I do have a few posts piled up which I want to share with you guys.

Sorry for the wait...

So the first thing that I'm so excited to share with you guys is the Clarisonic Mia.
I saw alot of reviews and rave about this product. This product is pretty much a face cleaner. Removes makeup and dead skin which normal wash clothes can not remove. Helps with blocked up pores and black heads.

The clarisonic website says:

Beautiful Skin Begins With Cleaner Skin

Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Fortunately, the lead inventor of Sonicare discovered a breakthrough in how we cleanse. Using Sonic Technology, Clarisonic’s patented micro-massage motion works within skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind- leaving skin softer, smoother and more beautiful.

  • Cleanses 6x better than with your hands alone in just 60 seconds
  • Works with skin, not against it, to gently massage away impurities trapped within pores
  • Prepares skin for better absorption of creams, serums and moisturizers
  • Gentle enough to use 2x a day

I purchased mine from Ebay, because Australia doesn't have the Mia. and the other Clarisonic cleansers cost like AUD $347.. which is insane.

This is what the package looks like.
It comes with:
- Charger
- Clarisonoic Mia
- Sensitive brush head
- Hydro cleanser gel
- Instruction brochure

I got mine in blue.. It says that the Clarisonic Mia can be taken into shower because it is water proof, but does not suggest emerging in water.

The brush head comes off so you can change it when it's old ( 4-6 months) or you can change to other types of brush head depends on your skin type.

This is what the Charger looks like. In australia you need to have an adapter for it to work. and it takes 18 hours to fully charge the Mia and can use 20 minutes.

Initial Review:
easy to use, not heavy. the brush head comes off so you can dry it after every use so Bacteria doesn't grow on it. travel friendly, only thing is the charger.. need an adapter besides that every thing else is fine. The Mia comes in one speed. so just on and off button. turns off by it self after 1 minute.

Mia turns off in 1 minute by it self. It suggest you spend may be 10-20 seconds on each section of the face, forehead, nose, cheeks, chin. but you can always turn it back on if you want more cleaning. I started using it at night only. I don't use it twice a day, I think it's too much exfoliating. give my skin some time to heal. The reason why I use it at night is after I use my make up remover to get rid of most foundations, I use my Sana foaming cleanser with Mia to clean my face for 1 minute.

Gives instant smooth skin, my skin feels so clean after 1 use. makes my skincare products absorb better and faster. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now. I see less black heads and white heads.
I am getting a few bumps on my forehead and cheeks. Some people say your skin will purge or getting use to the exfoliating every night. I haven't used any of my scrub products might be too much for my skin.

I have sensitive, combination skin. Haven't seen any major break outs or irritation.
will continue to use and see if there are improvements after 2 months. As it takes time for skin to get use to and renew it self completely.

That's all for my initial thoughts. feel free to leave me msg, comments.

have a great weekend. Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

[] September Favourites~~[]

Hey all..
I'm so ready for summer........ Spring hurry up and go past....... HAHAHA
I can't wait to get in my shorts and singlet to go to the beach........ get my bikinis out.... The weather now is so unstable, suddenly hot, suddenly cold.. bloody raining hail in middle of the day.................................

But that's ok, that means spring is nearly over... summer is on its way. ~~~
So today I just wanted to share my September favourites. Things that I have been using and LOVING.. or more like addicted...... ~~~

hehe group photo ~~~
Items in the photo:
- Naruko Apple seed & tranexamic acid soothing white hydra essence
- Gucci II EDP
- Bobbi Brown color rich lipstick in soft coral
- China glaze Sea Spray nail polish
- Rimmel lively lilac nail polish
- Mac MSF in Stereo rose
- Maybelline Magnum volume mascara

I've been using the Naruko Apple seed 3% TA as toner for couple weeks now. and I absolutely love it. It gets rid of my dull skintone. wake up in the morning my face feel brighter... and my acne scars are fading quicker. it's not a thick toner, absorbs fast. and great for this time of the year, may be a bit too heavy for combination skin in summer, but might not be enough hydration for winter. It doesn't contain fragrance, no parabens and artificial preservatives. no reactions for my sensitive skin.. highly recommended.

Gucci II EDP.. perfect fragrance for spring, very feminine... last all day. just simply in love...

The china glaze sea spray and rimmel's lively lilac are both pastel colours.. great for spring.... not too bold but still colourful... and the Maybelline MAGNUM volume express is pretty impressive.
It thickens my lashes to gives it nice volume.. no clumping.. no flaking, no smudging.. until like 10 hours later....... but that's ok.. clean it up with Q-tip and reapply.... and good to go again. Just simple, cheap, affordable and does a great job.. comparable with some high end mascaras.. highly recommended.

So now lets get into my current obsession.. CORAL~~~.. I don't know why but just so into corally colours lately...... I got out my MAC Stereo rose MSF.. I thought it was too corally for winter, so I haven't been using it much until lately, and then I realised it goes perfectly with Bobbi Brown's Soft Coral lipstick.. Compliments each other so nicely...... and also brightens up my face to give a perfect summery glow..... and the lipstick probably my fav out of my collection............

Here's a swatch of Stereo Rose on the left, and Soft colour on the right.~~

Will do a FOTD featuring those two items soon. ~~~

Take cares for the week....