What an exciting week!! So much to talk about! Valentines Day, my birthday, AND I finally got a Clarisonic Mia 2 AND the wait is finally over for me at Birchbox!
Let's talk about the Clarisonic Mia 2 (I'll try to post pics). I looked at the regular Clarisonic Mia and the Mia 2. I decided to go with the Mia 2 for two reasons: First, I liked the dual speeds. For my really oily skin and large pores, I wanted to be able to concentrate more on those areas at a higher speed. Secondly, the protective travel case that comes with the Mia 2. Sure, I could just travel with it in it's own bag or with my other cosmetics, but I really like the extra protection the case provides.
I picked it up my Clarisonic Mia 3 in pink at ULTA on Wednesday evening. I came straight home to plug it in to charge enough to use it right away. The first use, I was a little sloppy with it. I used too much water and too much facial cleanser. There was water everywhere! It even got in my eyes! I should have known better, but oh well. I have used it Wednesday evening, Thursday morning and evening and this morning. I can honestly say that already, my pores on my nose look cleaner and smaller. The pores on my cheeks and chin are cleaner and smaller as well - but for me, my nose area is the most noticeable. On Wednesday, I awoke to a large cyst-like zit coming up on my chin. I went over that area with the Clarisonic each day, and today, it is almost gone (without breaking the skin). I don't know if this is a coincidence or not, but I'm going to say no! It's probably a little of the magic of the Clarisonic. To say that I love the Clarisonic Mia 2 is an understatement! Clarisonic has a steep price tag, at $119 for the Mia, $149 for the Mia 2, $195 for the standard size and $225 for the one one with the body brush head. Either way you go, it's a great investment for your skin!! (as a side note: I've read a couple of reviews about the Clarisonic Mia actually reducing the look of wrinkles - so I'm going to be on the lookout for that - especially on my forehead as those wrinkles are starting to bother me a lot).
Clarisonic recommends that you change out the brush heads every three months or so. I'm not certain if this is with daily use or with a couple of times a week, but I'll need to gauge that as I go. So far, I am very happy with the product! (I also have the Sonicare toothbrush - made by the same company - and I love that too! My teeth feel great all the time - recommend that highly as well!).
On to other good news this week - my Birchbox wait is over!! I got the wonderful news via email on Wednesday, and I signed up almost immediately. My first box will probably be in March. I haven't decided if I'm going to do a video review, or just write reviews. I'm not all that technically savvy, but I'm willing to give it a try. I can't wait to get my first box!
I have ventured away from my MAC Studio Fix foundation and I bought Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. I was almost out, so I wanted to branch out a little bit and try something new. I bought the starter kit (very pricey at $79) but it included the setting powder, brush and primer. Today is my first day wearing it, so I'm not going to write a review just yet. I'm going to give it a week or two of daily use to write an effective review of the product.
That's all for now!