Campus, Candy, Clarisonic

Heyyyy Open-mouthed smile How are you? Hope you’re having a lovely day.

I spent my morning at my alma mater, passing out fliers on the U of A campus Smile

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Being on campus made me REALLY miss school- I’m a big school nerd. I also started the debate with myself on if I want to finish my MBA…

Anyway, a friend and I met up, walked around, and somehow ended up at a cute boutique and then the new Froyo and candy shop that opened on University.

candy

Get this: super fresh, delicious froyo, free WiFi, and 500 different types of candy that you can buy alone or use as toppings, as well as fresh fruit. I die.

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Lunch today was packed:

lunch

An organic chicken wrap on brown rice tortilla, with goat cream cheese, arugula and mustard, a salad and an apple

So, quite a few of you guys have asked me to review the Clarisonic that the madre got me.

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Disclaimer: I don’t have anything to do with the products I’m mentioning- I’m always transparent when I receive products for review or are compensated for a post. Even so, if I dislike it, I’ll gladly say so Smile

To be honest, Clarisonic and emu oil have saved my skin. My skin has been temperamental ever since I stopped taking birth control a year and half ago. It’s been hit or miss, but when I got to Tucson from Orlando, my skin was a hot mess. I had the worst acne I’ve ever had because I was coming from a bad environment with lots of stress and a horrible water system. We had well water, which smelled like eggs, and did a number on my skin. When I visited for Thanksgiving, my mom suggested that I put a replacement on my bro’s Clarisonic and use emu oil as a moisturizer. My skin cleared up within a couple of days, and then madre surprised me with my own Clarisonic for Christmas- now everyone in the fam, including my mom and both brothers have one Smile

As far as the emu oil goes, it can be found online, but isn’t vegetarian/vegan-friendly. Coconut oil and olive oil are great moisturizer options if you avoid animal products.

 

The Clarisonic pros:

-It’s easy to use. You wet the brush, add a little face cleanser (I’m using Skin Ceuticals right now) and turn it on. It does little pulses to exfoliate your skin as the brush spins. It stays on for one minute and beeps at different intervals, so you know when to change which area you’re cleaning. I do the left side of my face (outward strokes from my nose towards my ear, the right side, circular strokes on my forehead, down my nose, circular strokes on my chin, and then my neck.

-It comes with a charger, and you can buy different replacement brushes- I like the one for sensitive skin.

-It works wonders. My skin feels super clean and smooth afterwards, but it isn’t too harsh. This says a lot because my skin is super sensitive.

The cons:

-It’s pricey… but so is an electric toothbrush. It’s an investment and will (hopefully) last a long time. I’ve had my electric toothbrush for 3 years (obviously buying new brushes for it, haha) and it still works amazingly- I imagine the Clarisonic will be the same kind of thing.

I hope this helps those of you who are debating on getting one! <3

Dinner time!

xoxo

Gina

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73 Comments

  1. Faith @ lovelyascharged on January 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Good God I’m so glad there wasn’t a fro-yo shop like that on my campus…I’d have eaten there every single night, no joke.

  2. Ari @ The Diva Dish on January 16, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I just bought Goat cream cheese at TJ’s since ur always talking about it =] I am super excited to try it! And as for the clarisonic..yes too pricey, but love the way it makes my skin feel!

  3. Jill on January 16, 2011 at 8:33 am

    For those of you on the fence about the Clarisonic, Olay does a similar brush like that for $30. That way you can test it out on the cheap and then decide if you want to upgrade to the Clarisonic.

  4. Leah on January 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    LOVE my clarisonic. I got it three years ago and I use it at least once a day. I have sensitive/acne-prone skin and use the sensitive skin brush and it works wonders. I change the brush head every three months, just like my toothbrush head.

  5. Allison on January 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I have the Clarisonic Mia– its the smaller one. I love it! It makes my extremely acne prone skin soft, clear, and clean. I am also amazed that I only have to charge it once every 2 weeks or so. So so worth it!

  6. Whitney on January 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I love my Clarasonic! I got it as a gift for the holidays this year and I fell in love with it the first time I tried it! My skin (which has no “problems”) has never felt better. So clean and fresh!

  7. Charliegirl on January 17, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I love my Clarisonic! One thing — I’m really break-out prone, and felt like the regular brush head was overstimulating my skin (kinda like when an esthetician over-massages at a facial and you break out) so I had to switch to the delicate (light blue) head. If you have that problem, switching brush heads should fix it! 🙂

  8. Beth on April 2, 2011 at 6:03 am

    When i was a teen, my parents got really into juicing, they had a book of home remedies. One was for acne and it was simply bell pepper juice. I did 1/2-1 bell pepper and a few carrots and it wasn’t bad at all and actually kinda grew on me. Within a day I noticed my skin clearing and just a few days later, my skin was the clearest it has ever been. I’m 25 now and still struggle with my skin. I’m definitely looking forward to buying a juicer soon! Let me know if you try it and how it works! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

      wow that’s amazing! i definitely notice a difference in my skin when i juice

  9. Lauren on October 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Was just reading this post from the link on today’s review. I love my Clairsonic! I would like to try the emu oil, did you also use it while pregnant? Since having my first my acne has really acted up, but we are trying for another little one, so I would love to find something natural that will help keep my skin under control. Thanks in advance!!!!

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

      yep i definitely used it while pregnant, and also use it on liv sometimes

  10. Lisa Bailey on October 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    What brand emu oil do you use? Just curious keep reading about it online and not sure what to buy.
    Thanks!

  11. Leanne on October 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Reading this has makes me want to go and make the investment in my own skin now!! Thanks for the great tips!!

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