Clarisonic Mia 2 + Sonic Foundation Brush

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hello my loves!

I'm back with a new blog post to show you how much I'm loving Clarisonic Mia 2 cleansing brush and their Sonic Foundation Brush

*I received these products complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own*

If you've read my previous blog post on the Clarisonic Mia, then you already know how much I love this facial cleansing system! I first tried out the Clarisonic Mia 5 years ago when I worked at Macys! It was such a great purchase for me and I loved how it inspired me to be more concerned with my skin care regimen. 

I have to be honest and say that I wasn't as consistent with it as I should have been. Eventually, the battery died out after not charging it when needed and I had to let it go. I'm so excited and grateful that I was given the chance to try out the Mia 2! 


*Sample of Gel Cleanser*

Let me first start off by telling you what comes in the Mia 2 box and the great features that it has. This bad boy comes in four different colors and get this.. You can get it personally engraved for free when you order through the official Clarisonic site! 

This Mia 2 comes with the facial cleansing brush system, a Radiance Brush head, 1oz product sample of their Gel Cleanser, and Universal Voltage USB charger.  The system features 2 different cleansing speeds; universal and delicate. Delicate is the perfect setting if you have sensitive skin (which I do), but I also find the universal speed to just as gentle on the skin! I love to use the delicate setting when I'm in between harsher skin treatments as not irritate my skin. 

This works well with all skin types and you can also use it to remove your makeup as well. What I love even more about the Mia 2, is that it comes with a 1 minute timed session, with intervals, to make sure you're cleansing your face well and dedicating time to each section of your face. 

Pink Mia 2 

Radiance Brush Head  

The radiance brush head is so great because I feel like it instantly makes my skin look/feel a lot better. Especially after those long days of wearing a full face of makeup and my skin just needs to *breathe*. This brush head is good for washing away those impurities and giving you a more radiant and even complexion. 

I instantly fell in love with the system all over again when using this. The brush heads are also easy to connect with your Mia 2, as you attach it and hold down the power button for a few seconds until the Mia 2 "reads" it. What's great is that it will also let you know when it is time to change your brush head. We don't want anymore breakouts, now do we ;)? 

The Radiance brush head is gentle on the skin and fits all Mia cleansing brush systems. With consistent use, it will provide you with smoother, more radiant and healthier looking skin. We sometimes don't spend enough time washing our face by hand, but this system helps you to take more time to fully wash your face and you don't even notice that you've done it for a full minute! 

You can easily wash this brush after your cleansing, but make sure to do a deep cleanse every week! All you have to do is detach the brush head, and remove the inner brush head for that deep cleanse with soap. You can let it dry on your towel and even after washing your face, put the brush on a towel and let it "spin" for the full minute for a quicker drying process. Did I also tell you that this comes with a protective head case?! 

Now you're probably asking, so how do I use this? First start off by wetting the brush and applying your favorite cleanser. I also like to wet my face a bit too to help the cleanser even more when I'm using it. Since it is designed to be timed and it has the intervals, you should have no problem cleansing your whole face without worries. 

You should start with your T-zone, then move on to each cheek. *Remember, it will let you know when it's time to switch* For the last few seconds, you want to do your cheeks again, this time in a different direction. When you are cleansing your face, do it in circular motions for the best results! It's super gentle on the skin so you shouldn't feel any tugging of the skin. 

I personally like to take the first few seconds to get the cleanser all over my face and then do each section of the face. I find this is easier so you can get an even distribution of your cleanser all over. That is the one of the only downsides of having to apply the cleanser directly onto the brush head. I find that if I do each section before distributing the product then I won't get all the cleanser fully on my face. After that, rinse your face off and the brush head! 

Also, when you first get the Mia 2, you have to fully charge it for prolonged use. It will take a good couple of hours, so make sure you do this unless you want to continuously charge it. The Mia 2 will also let you know when it's fully charged and when you have to charge it again! That's something I really love about this product. 

I now feel as though my skin looks and feels better. I can tell the difference in my skin when I'm not using it everyday. It also helps to make my skin care products soak up fully afterward. Have you tried any Clarisonic cleansing systems? Let me know in the comments down below! 

Peony Planner

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I live for planners.  If you check out my last planner post, you would know I LOVE The Happiness Planner. After using this planner for a year, I had to get the Peony Planner

The Peony Planner is as if you meshed together the most luxurious binder with planner essentials, plus more. It features a magnetic closure and it's made from vegan leather. It's a six ring binder that has a 3 internal pockets, plus stickers! Who doesn't love sticker sheets?


The planner comes in a beautiful box, matching the shade of the planner that you chose. The color options include Black and black interior with rose gold details, Peach and peach interior with gold details and Blue and blue interior and silver details.  

You can either buy the dated or undated planner. I chose to buy the dated 2018 planner. The little details of the planner are well thought out and it adds a sense of relaxation when it comes to planning your day/month. 

The gold detail is probably my favorite part of the planner. The inserts came without the month stickers, which I put on myself. It was fun and crafty that made me feel like I had a part in creating my own planner. I also put together the planner as well.

 The only downside to the planner, is if you put the whole year into the binder, it won't close properly. However, to solve that, you can keep your box and store half of the year in the box and keep the other half in the planner until it's time to switch it. That way, you don't mess up your pages and you'll already have the other half of the year together and it will be easy to switch out. 

As with the original Happiness Planner, the Peony Planner also features your yearly and monthly overview and daily dated pages with daily quotes. It includes monthly goal settings for your work and personal life and positive self talk for yourself. You can reflect on the end of the month as well, reflecting on how you felt and what you worked on/need to work on. 

The planner also includes stickers and printables where you can reflect on your goals and other various things. This planner is to help you to be more mindful and grateful in your day to day life, thus making it the "Happiness Planner". 

This was a great planner to get as you can buy the inserts every year, instead of buying a new planner. I truly believe in positive self talk and mindfulness so I believe this is a great essential item. It really helps to keep you focused on your life and to help manage/plan your daily duties and schedules. What's your favorite planner? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

How to: Banish Kit

Friday, December 8, 2017

We all have trouble in a way with acne scars and blemishes. What if I told you there was a way that you can lighten these up and get ride of them? Today I'm going to show you how to use Banish - Banish Kit.

This kit comes with the Banisher Roller, a Cleaning Container, a Storage bag, and the Banish Oil. The Banish Oil is equipped with Vitamin C, E, and Ferulic Acid oil, also known as Vitamin C serum. Retailing at $75, this kit is meant to reduce acne scars and blemishes over a period of time. Patience is key! 

The Banisher Roller is has titanium bristles that create micro channels to revitalize the skin! You want to use this once every two weeks and results CAN be seen within 4-8 weeks of use. You also want to make sure to replace your Banisher Roller every 3-4 times you use it to prevent any bacteria from building up on it. 

Now I bet you're wondering how to use this thing right? Well I'm going to show you right now! Keep on reading if you want to learn more. 

The first thing you want to do is use the container they provide to disinfect your roller. You want to put alcohol in it and let it soak for 5 minutes. Even if it's brand new, you want to make sure it's completely free from anything. Turning the roller on it's back side will help it to stay put in the container without you having to hold it. 

Now I suggest before you use this product, if you have sensitive skin, take an ibuprofen 1 hour before use.  This will greatly help with any pain or discomfort you might feel while rolling your skin. Now on to the fun part! 

You want to begin rolling your face, don't put too much pressure. A light hand goes a long way. You want to start with your problem areas first. You don't have to do your entire face unless you want to get the most out of the product. For me, I have discolouring on my cheeks especially. 

When you do start to roll, roll in the same area for 4-5 times. After that, you want to switch it up and repeat this process but in the opposite direction. You will be able to feel the needles slightly but not too much to the point where it's unbearable. Trust me, that ibuprofen helps... a lot. Don't let it scare you either! After you do the first couple of rolls, you will feel more confident in using it. 

The next thing you want to do is apply the Banish Oil all over the areas you roll. DO NOT FEAR. You will feel a tingly sensation but that's because you just finished creating tiny holes in your skin. You're skin is going to absorb this oil so well and after a while, the tingling sensation will go away. It's not painful, it just feels like a little discomfort. 

You're done after that! Woo hoo! It wasn't that bad, right? Not at all. Now here's the important part... DO NOT put on any makeup or skin care for at least 8 hours. It's best to do this at night so you will be prepared to do your skin care routine in the morning. 

I will be using this product and keeping track of my results and give updates, so make sure you're following my social media to keep in touch. You can also check out my YouTube Video on how to use the Banish Kit! Have you tried the Banish Kit? Leave a comment down below and let me know. 

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