review ~ clarisonic mia

 

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you probably read/hear positive reviews about clarisonic mia from magazines, blogs, youtubes, friends/family, beauty websites etc. here are my thoughts!

the good
i use it with caudelie gentle cleanser(not the most suitable for my skin type, but using it since i have a travel size) almost every evening after my cleansing oil. i skip it if i'm exfoliating with st. ives apricot. it buffs my face gently, removing all traces of dirt and dead skin without over exfoliating. my skin feels soft and smooth after every use. I do notice my pores shrink a little. it’s very easy to use as it automatically shuts off after 1 min. it rarely needs to recharge, maybe once every 2 months or so. I love that I can use it in the shower.

the not so good
i have acne prone skin :( wish i have flawless skin, but i don't. mia didn't help in controlling my acne. i still have break outs every now and then. still playing detective to find the cause of my acne. mia didn't help in reducing my post acne scars and hyper pigmentation either. I have tiny bumps on my cheek area. they are extremely stubborn, even extraction wouldn’t help. I was hoping mia would get rid of them. I’m going to keep using and hope eventually one day those bumps will disappear.

overall, I don’t think it’s a must have tool. it’s definitely convenient to use and cleanse very well, but don’t expect miracles. I kinda suspect those who gave excellent reviews already have great skin to begin with. I could be wrong :P I got mine from skinstore.com. they have 20% discount almost all the time.  

I made Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) or japanese pancake on saturday with leftover ingredients that I have. 1st attempt success!! I had to zoom in as I already took a huge bite.
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ingredients for 2 okonomiyaki:
3/4 all purpose flour
1/2 water
4 eggs
baby spinach
smoked turkey cut into cubes
diced onions
diced mushrooms
kewpie mayonnaise
okonomiyaki sauce
furikake





17 comments:

Emily said...

Love the review! I've always wondered whether this was really worth it

sugar sugar said...

thanks for this honest review dear. :) maybe you should look for a good cleanser to use with this?

Penelope said...

Great review. I have this too, and use it about twice a week.

Thanks so much for the recipe. I've been wanting a recipe for okonomiyaki!

Joey said...

Thanks for the honest review. I've also read some Clairsonic reviews where the user said it's a bit too harsh. I'm not sure, but I bought one of those small silicon pads that are really popular in Asia and I find that too harsh as well. I now just use it on my nose and chin for exfoliation.

I love okonomiyaki!! Yours look delish! Nom!

Memosne said...

Great review!! I also have acne prone skin, so I was super excited about the potential of this product. =/ I'm so sad that it says so much and doesn't deliver. =) Thanks for the super awesome review!

Lisa said...

i LOVEEEE the clairasonic mia too! i still use it with proactiv cleanser tho.. because i tried using it with the free bottles of stuff they gave me and it made me break out.. now that i've started using the clairasonic tho i've found that IF i get lazy and DON'T use it for a few days i break out really bad.. what gives?! haha

OMGOSH your okonomiyaki looks FREAKIN BOMB!!! i loveeee okonomiyaki so much i'm going to try your recipe!

Nic Nic said...

I think the clarisonic takes time for it to work it's magic... hope it works out for you eventually! I used to use it every day but I realized it made my skin sensitive at time, now I switch around with a muslin cloth and exfoliating properly. It works so much better now!

the okonomiyaki looks great. my husband loves that stuff. both my husband and his mother makes brilliant ones!!

Katherine said...

Great review on the Clarsonic! I am still debating using it - and that Okonomiyaki looks DELISH, I need to try it! Love your blog, just found it :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Wow, nice job! That looks crazy GOOD! XD I don't have great skin either and the Clarisonic is nice but didn't create all the miracles I had been reading about.

Savvy Gal said...

i always wanted to learn to make this. will so try this week.

Carolina said...

honestly i had never even heard of that product until reading your review! :) thanks!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! ps- i'm hosting a great giveaway! :)

tiffyama said...

Aw, too bad the Mia didn't provide that great of results. =/ At least it helps clean the skin a little deeper.

Oh man! Okonomiyaki reminds me soo much of Japan. Yours looks sooo good! Ah! I miss it.

Francesca said...

wish i had flawless skin too :( oh well! xx opinionslave

stellarvixen said...

guess clarisonic is reall good for cleansing sake and exfoliator~

sis, its not recommended to scrub your face so regular :( killout the triangular texture on our complexion !! stick to once weekly else will roughen our surface!!


WOW you made your own okonoomiyaki!
sugoi neh!! looking delicious! banzaii

ThisIsAlx said...

my acne healed after using Paula's Choice skin care =] u can search it on my blog.. i will be posting some pictures soon on my acne updates =].. im just left with scars that are slowing fading ^^

Alx

wifluvelle said...

i miss jap pancakes! yum!

xoxo

evie said...

thanks for the honest mia review!! finally i spot a few reviews that are not so in love with mia haha as i have acne prone skin too and looking at so many people raving about it makes me curious about it but still not able to part with 1xx$ on it!

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