A New And Even Softer Clarisonic Brush: The Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush

Wednesday November 20, 2013 | Product Reviews Skin Care

One of the biggest points of contention with the Clarisonic is that it can be too rough for the face’s delicate skin.

But during my latest haunt inside a Sephora store, I found that the folks of Clarisonic have come out with a new Luxe Brush Head Collection.

These brushes characteristically have tapered, ultra-long filaments.

The result is that the brushes feel super duper soft. And yet, they still retain the ability to cleanse “6x better than hands alone.”

Clarisonic with Cashmere Luxe Brush

For the blissfully unaware, the Clarisonic Cleansing system uses sonic technology of more than 300 movements per second to deeply cleanse for smoother and more radiant skin.

Another advantage of using the Clarisonic is that it preps the skin to better absorb skincare products.

I, for one, use the Clarisonic Mia 2 (read my first impressions of it).

I began using it in January 2013. Which was the beginning of this year! Time sure is flying…

To this day, I still think my Clarisonic Mia 2 was worth every single penny.

As someone who advocates only the gentlest care and handling of the skin, I’d been using what was, at the time, the softest brush Clarisonic had to offer: the Delicate Brush Head.

Five months of use and the bristles on the Delicate brush finally began to stiffen and feel too rough on my skin. So I replaced it with the Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush Head.

Soft Clarisonic Brushes

[Delicate Brush Head on the Left, Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush on the Right.]

If you’re still on the fence about the Clarisonic, then this new soft-as-a-baby-angel’s-butt-err-wing-tips brush should finally put an end to your fears that the Clarisonic is “too rough” for your skin.

The Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush Head has a dual layer design, to gently massage the skin and generate “fluid forces” to cleanse and increase the skin’s hydration levels. It’s really best for mature and extremely dry skin types. Or for people who are crazy about using only the “gentlest” skincare products.

Using this brush feels wonderfully soft on the skin. But amazingly, it’s still incredibly effective at picking up makeup and dirt. I can literally see all the makeup and grime on the brush after using it.

At $30 per brush, this brush is $5 more expensive than the regular brushes (turning my nose up to this price bump).

But I would bet that this one is actually soft enough to use every day. And that’s something I will not say for the other regular Clarisonic facial brushes out there.

Clarisonic Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush

[Close-up view of the Cashmere's dual layer design.]

Even then, using your Clarisonic everyday, twice a day is just never necessary.

I like to use my Clarisonic as my deep cleanser and exfoliator.

Meaning that even with the softest of brushes, it should still only be used 2x per week. No more than 3x per week.

Also, do not fail to follow up your Clarisonic cleansing sessions with a special treatment! Like a Vitamin C Serum or a Retinol.

Recently, I’ve been following up my Clarisonic with this baby…

Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum

[SOS Thirst Quenching Serum by Caudalie. It's TOTAL LOVE!]

I will have to tell you about this new love of mine another time.

For now, I must be going as tonight happens to be my special date night with my Clarisonic ;)

Q’ for the Clarisonic users out there:
What type of brush heads do you use?

My Seaside Skincare Routine (Video)

Saturday November 9, 2013 | Skin Care

Ya’ll! 

I’ve literally taken the plunge and made my first blog video ever.

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The video combines two things that I love…

Skincare + The Ocean.

Basically, it’s a video of me washing my face in the ocean. The absolutely cold and FREEZING ocean.  

Although it may seem like I gripe excessively about how cold it is in the video, what you don’t actually get to see are the other people walking around in parkas and winter gear.  

But that’s how much I believe in the restorative properties of the ocean.

These are the products that I use during my seaside skincare routine

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Oh! There is one thing I forgot to mention in the video.

So I’ll mention it here…

The reason I like natural and organic cosmetics is because

I don’t want to pollute our beautiful planet anymore. 

 

Keeping The Spirit Alive

Saturday November 2, 2013 | Looks Style

keeping the spirit alive

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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This year, I was dressed as The Halloween Cat.

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The costume idea came from my own cat, Sarkozy.

When he gets spooked, he becomes very poofy, arches his back and hops sideways!

He gets spooked all the time! At nothing and everything.

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But honestly…

It was just a really easy and stylish Halloween outfit to put together.

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Little black dress. Embroidery detail.

Dress Label: Solemio

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To make this jacket fuzzy, I wore it inside out. 

Jacket Label: Unknown, Vintage

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Black patent leather oxfords. 

Shoes Label: Pour La Victoire.

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 Halloween. Keep The Spookiness Alive.

 

halloween spirit