Monday, November 19, 2012

Comparison/ First Impression of Clarisonic Mia vs. Clarisonic Mia 2 + Multiple Colors with Pictures

Hello hello,
This is definitely one of my favorite blog posts to write because I have been obsessed over the Clarisonic for a good six or more months now. When the first ever Clarisonic came out I didn't really pay attention cause there was no way I was going to spend about $300 on a face brush. However, when Clarisonic got the genius idea to create a smaller, travel friendly, and cheaper version it sparked my interest. But once again I couldn't fathom spending about $150 on a facial brush. Expensive expensive. When I had the opportunity to get the Clarisonic at a discounted price & try out both the Clarisonic Mia and Clarisonic Mia 2, I definitely jumped on the idea.

From my own experience it was definitely a hard decision between the Clarisonic Mia and Mia 2. So lets break it down:

+ Comes in 12 colors (sometimes more depending on when they release limited edition colors)
+ One speed
+ No timer
+ Uses the same brush heads as all the other Clarisonics
+ One year warranty
+ Magnetic charger
+ Completely waterproof
+ $119 (comes with a cleanser and charger)---will sometimes have holiday deals/sets

Clarisonic Mia 2: IN PEACOCK
+ Comes in 7 colors (sometimes more depending on when they release limited edition colors)
+ Two speeds (note: there is a normal and a low- the normal is the exact same speed as the mia)
+ Timer (beeps when you need to move to another area)
+ Uses the same brush head as all the other Clarisonics
+ Two year warranty
+ Magnetic charger
+ Plastic travel case
+ Completely waterproof
+ $149 (comes with cleanser, travel case and charger)---will sometimes have holiday deals/sets



 SENSITIVE BRUSH HEAD (comes standard)







First impression: I started off by using the clarisonic mia 2 since it basically had the clarisonic mia built came with the sensitive brush head which I thought would be good for my skin because I don't like roughness on my face but I wouldnt exactly call my skin "sensitive" especially since i use the St. Ive's apricot scrub which if any of you use you know it had jagged exfoliates in it. But while using the sensitive brush head it felt like a rough brush was moving over my skin. So I think I might purchase the delicate brush head. But tried out the mia is soft but nothing life changing YET...Tried out the different brush head speeds on the mia2 (normal and low) there isnt a huge difference i mean you can tell the brush is going a little slower but i dont know if its worth the extra money. In addition, the lower speed is considered for people with really sensitive skin but so is the delicate brush head. Also the timer is sometimes annoying because i tend to want to do my own thing such as if i think my chin needs more attention or whatever but with this timer it beeps and pauses.

Verdict: I have officially decided to stick with the Clarisonic Mia.
Here are my reasons:
1. Its cheaper (119 compared to 149--without tax)
2. The timer annoys me cause I want to focus on different areas longer and do my own thing
3. The speeds on the mia 2 (not a big difference or I think worth the extra money)
4. The clarisonic mia has better least for me ;)
5. The travel case is crappy plastic that I could break in a minute and it makes the tool more bulky...rather put it in a bag

Hope this helps with your decision, I will be putting updates as time goes on!

25 Things You Didn't Know About Me: TAG

Hello there,
I figured I would do this tag to help let you guys know me a little bit better...hope you enjoy!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Inexpensive Dupe For Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Beige

Hey everyone,
So as some of you know Maybelline made some limited edition color tattoo's that were for the fall season. They produced Mossy Green, Rich Mahogany, Gold Shimmer and Barely Beige. If you spotted these and got your hands on them consider yourself lucky! Unfortunately, as of right now there has been no word if any of these shades will be released into their permanent collection. Everyone is obviously hoping for the barely beige to make its permanent appearance. I spotted this goregous color at my local drugstore but thought to myself eh itll be there when I come back here....boy was I wrong...they sold out in a snap. Soooo I never got my hands on it. But everyone says its a dupe for MAC's paint pot in Bare Study...too bad those are like $20. Twenty bucks I don't want to spend. But onto the explanation of this color and its dupe.

Barely beige is light beige color with some shimmer and is considered lighter than a champagne color. Many people choose to use this color as a base for under eye shadow.

Personally I have not seen any cream eye shadow color that even resembles this color until NOW!

The answer is Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadows in Glammy Goes To....
The consistency isn't as creamy as the color tattoo's but it definitely warms up when applied with fingers and applies evenly and beautifully to the eyelid. Its a build-able color so if you want a darker beige bronze just apply a little more. In addition its only $3.99! I wore it all day with no creasing, stayed in place all day and looked the same later in the day as when I first applied it. Another pro is it is easier to remove than the color tattoo's.

To see swatches of the Barely Beige please refer to

Overall a great product and inexpensive dupe for the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige!
Let me know if you have found any good dupes!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Favorite Fall Nail Polish

Hello there everyone,I felt since it is the fall going into winter time, some people like to change up their nail polish to fit the season. I thought I would share some of my favorite fall/winter nail polishes. Even though the fall and winter time is surrounded by darker nail colors I love to change it up and have some brighter ones as well. Hope you enjoy! If you have any nail colors you love leave me a comment and let me know I'm always looking to expand my collection!


(Second finger swatch)

(Second finger swatch)

(First finger swatch)

(Orly-the third finger swatch)

(OPI is the second finger swatch & China Glaze is the third finger swatch)

(First finger swatch)

(Wet n Wild-Last finger swatch)

(OPI- second finger swatch or third from the bottom)

Nail colors:
Wet n Wild-Under your spell
Nicole OPI- BBW very cherry
Sinful colors-envy
Ulta nail professional- blue for you
Orly-Royal navy
Sally Hansen-Pacific blue
OPI- Tomorrow never dies
China Glaze- Bizarre Blurple
Wet n Wild- Through the grapevine
Wet n Wild- Wet cement
Sally Hansen-Commander in Chic
Sinful colors- Vacation time
OPI- Designer de better
Essie- Set in stones
Nicole OPI- Rainbow in the S-Kylie

What are some of your favorite colors?