Clarisonic MIA 2 Review

Hello, lovelies~ I didn't realize that today is a public holiday, so it's a day off! Yeay~ I haven't really been drafting blog posts as often as I should, but I'll manage. I have posted my thoughts on the Foreo Luna last week, so I thought it would be appropriate to acknowledge the other skincare device I have on hand. I present to you, Clarisonic MIA 2.

I got this last August along with the Foreo Luna, so I was a little slow in trying out both of them just to make sure that I give each of them a fair use. This is not a comparison post between the Luna and the Clarisonic, but I will try to get that post up by the end of the month, hopefully. 

This skincare device comes in a box that has all of the product information printed all over it. Inside the box, there is the Clarisonic MIA 2, one sensitive brush head, a cleanser, a case for travelling, a charger, and instructions. It takes a while to charge; initial charge took 24 hours, to be used for 24 minutes, then after that it needs to be charged for 18 hours. In short, you need to charge your MIA for 18 hours after using it 24 times. Got it?

There are a few types of brush heads on the Clarisonic website, but this one comes with the sensitive brush head. It says on the box that the brush needs to be replaced every three months. I haven't used this for that long, but I think mine can be replaced at a later time. Currently, I'm only using this once every two nights, instead of every night like most people.

The bristles are soft, but I still find that it's a bit too harsh for my sensitive skin. Thankfully, I haven't had any issues of acne or broken veins while using it. The skin on my cheeks just turned red after using it. I'm not pressing it hard on my skin, FYI.

The Clarisonic works as a physical exfoliator to remove any dirt, debris or dead skin cells that are stuck on the outermost layer of our skin (epidermis). The bristles will oscillate or move left and right at an amazing speed that we can only see it vibrating.

My skin feels soft and smooth after using this device for a full minute on low speed. It has two speed settings, which can be adjusted using the up and down arrow button. I prefer using the low speed setting because the high speed cause my skin to look red afterwards.

Overall, this skincare device does its job of removing any dead skin cells and making my face feel smooth. However, I haven't yet seen the wonders that this device can do for my skin right now. I mean, it does the same job as my old face that is non-oscillating. I don't mind the idea of replacing the brush for the sake of hygiene.

Maybe I should try skipping double cleanse to see the action? I really don't have the guts to. What do you think? Have you tried this hyped device? Let me know in the comments what you think about it. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later.

P.S: Maybe this blog post will be updated once I used it for 6 months or see changes in my skin, whichever comes first. For now, I'll give you my brief overview. :)

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A'Pieu Air-Fit Cushion Special Set Doraemon Edition Review and Swatch

Hello, lovelies~ Are you all ready for another Doraemon edition from A'pieu? I have reviewed the lip jelly from A'pieu last week, so it's time for the cushion review~

The cushion comes in an adorable blue box that has Doraemon printed on it. It has a list of ingredients and information on the product, but all of it is written in Korean, so I'll skip the part where I explain the ingredients in detail.

The Doraemon edition cushion comes with one Doraemon case filled with the cushion and the puff along with another refill and an extra puff. It was quite surprising because I thought it only comes with the case, cushion and puff.

The shade I chose is #23, the darker shade out of the collection. My skin always tend to match the darker ones if it is Korean makeup.  As with most Korean base makeup, it is a darker beige that has a yellow undertone.

It gives a satin finish on my combination skin. I like using just one layer of this BB cushion because two layers makes my face look cakey. It conceals redness on my cheeks and edges of my nose, but not sun spots.

The BB cushion has an average oil control on me, lasting around 3-4 hours before looking shiny on my T zone. However, if I were outdoors, it wouldn't last that long, probably around 30 minutes or so. Hey, I have active sweat and sebaceous glands :)

Overall, I enjoyed using this cushion as an everyday makeup base as it provides me enough coverage and still looks like skin. I don't mind that it doesn't cover up my sun spots because I don't need full coverage on a daily basis. Oil control is great when I pair it with a mattifying powder afterwards.

Have you tried this cushion from A'pieu before? Let me know in the comments what you think about it or why you're thinking of getting it (or not). Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

A'pieu Air-Fit Cushion Special Set Doraemon Edition
around Rp 150,000? (forgot the exact price, but it's not over Rp 200,000, I think)

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Foreo Luna Review

Hello, lovelies~ Over the past few years, there has been numerous skincare tools that helps improve the appearance and condition of the skin. There were a few claims to these devices aside from just cleansing the skin, thus removing the outermost part of the skin a.k.a the dead skin cells. Cleaning out blackheads from the pores all the way to anti-aging. Some claim, huh?

One of the devices that recently came on the market is the Foreo Luna. A skincare device equipped with two sides for face cleansing and anti-aging. It first came out around 2013, but I just got it last month in Sephora Singapore. I've been using it for a month and half, give or take, so here is what I think of the device.

The half egg shaped device comes in a box, complete with instructions manual and a charger. There is also a Foreo authenticity card, so it can be registered at their website. It gives a 2 year warranty/10 year quality guarantee that you can read here on their website.

If you look on their website, you can see various colours the Foreo has to offer. However, it turns out that the colours are indicators of the different type of Foreo. It has different bristles from one another and is targeted for specific skin types. The blue one is for combination skin, pink is for sensitive/normal skin, and the white is for ultra sensitive skin.

I am going to talk about the blue Luna because that is what I got. The blue Luna has two types of bristles; one slightly big than the other. It is made from silicone that has a dull edge, so it doesn't scratch the skin as regular brush-type bristle do.

It functions to cleanse the skin from any dead skin cell that is stuck on the outermost layer of the skin. Remember my blog post on how our skin has a slower turnover rate as we age? Well, one of the way to help enhance the removal of dead skin cell would be to use physical exfoliants, if you're afraid of chemical ones.

With this device, all I did was dampen it with a bit of water before use and apply soap all over my already wet face. I proceed to turn it on by pressing the button in the middle of the (-) and (+) sign, switched it to its highest speed and use an upward motion on my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. As for the under eye area, I use the lowest speed to cleanse it thoroughly. To adjust the speed, I just pressed the (-) and (+) sign.

It has a buzzing sound while it is turned on and double buzz to indicate the 15 second mark. It certainly feels relaxing as it massages my skin. On days when I feel lousy, I would turn it to the lowest setting and massage my face using the back side of the device.

Luna charges fast and last for quite a long time. I just need to charge it for an hour to make it last for over 20 something use, not sure about the exact number, but it is a long time. Well, maybe not a life time, but a long time. :)

However, I am a little concerned about the location of the charger on the Luna. It was on the backside and I'm just afraid to get water inside it. So far, I have been extra careful before I charge it because I'm terrified that it will short circuit when I plug the charger in. Yeah, I'm paranoid that water will get inside the hole.

The question of the century is, " Is it worth the money?". Well, as a cleansing device, it does the same job as my non-vibrating silicone brush. Maybe if you're someone who doesn't double cleanse with a cleansing oil, this would do wonders for you. I know people have been singing praises to the Luna, but I'm not in that group. Not that I hate the Luna entirely, I like using the massage tool on the back of it. It's just that the Luna is not all that to me.

How about you? Have you tried the Foreo Luna? Let me know in the comments below your thoughts are about it or if you're dying to try it. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

P.S: Maybe this blog post will get tons of hate, but hey, to each their own, right? :)

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