Wednesday, February 26, 2014


At my desk, above my computer, hangs this picture:

Now if that doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will!!?!

In all seriousness though, I've started a few new beauty routines recently to take better care of my skin. This winter has been a particularly harsh one in DC and the combination of freezing temperatures + dry heat in my apartment has done a number on my skin. 

For Christmas, I asked for wrinkle cream. Yes, I'm serious. And my mom not only got me fancy Clinique eye cream but a whole line of new face wash products. I'm currently testing them out and will be providing a review early next month once I have my favorites. 

The other big thing that has changed my life for the better is a recommendation of my dear friend Kristin: The Clarisonic

When she first mentioned it, I was a complete skeptic. Honestly, I didn't want to consider paying $100 for a face washing machine. I have hands right?! But since she and her lovely boyfriend Mike were staying with us for the weekend, I got to really see her use it and hear her success stories. 

Kristin and I have both suffered with acne and then dry skin when we wash our faces too much. So after hearing her rave about the Clarisonic, and her promising me that if I bought it at Sephora I could return it after using it for a week, I broke down and decided to try it. 

So far so good. This post is not sponsored. I paid the entire $120 for this little gadget. But as I've been using it, my skin definitely feels cleaner. Additionally, it's helped remove blackheads around my nose as well as clear up any blemishes on my chin. I still get them once a month, yes, but they are a lot better than they were. 

So what do you think? Have you used a Clarisonic? Do you like it? Would you recommend it to a friend?


  1. Hrmmm that's interesting! I like the part about it clearing up blackheads which I have a major problem with around my nose! If it's returnable at Sephora I may have to test it out!

  2. I think it's definitely worth a try. I purchased it from Sephora and made sure to ask, "If I use this for two weeks and hate it can I bring it back?" They said yess 100%. So really there is very little risk involved.

  3. HAHA, I love that you have that picture. I've never tried one of those. I'm always concerned with moisturizing since my skin is dry, but maybe I should look into it.

    - Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

  4. So after I wash my face with the Clarisonic (with my Cetaphil face wash), I put on my normal moisturizer (also Cetaphil). I don't think this will dry your face out but rather clean it better. I think that's why it's helped with Acne... just good and clean... rather than less oil.

    Man oh man. Sorry for TMI. :)

  5. I can't speak highly enough about the Clarisonic. It's like a electronic toothbrush for your face! I've fought pesky breakouts for YEARS and this is the only thing that has massively fixed my pore issues. After two months of using it, I'm an absolute convert because even if I do get a breakout now it's a simple whitehead and not a pimple. It's MAGIC. :-) Clear Skin = less make-up, less pain, more confidence!

  6. Listen to this woman! She knows her stuff! #MOH


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