Review: Clarisonic Mia PART II

Aug 30, 2012
Alright I've been using this little device on my skin for more than a month, and, I am still loving it! Well indeed I can't live without it anymore!!

Why did I say so? If you know that you could never clean your face this thoroughly and achieve such brilliant result with your hands only, you would agree with me that this product is not just a "great to have" but a "must have" then.

The only thing here is, like I mentioned in my first review about MIA, you have to spend some time and $$ to invest on different brush heads, test them out and find the most suitable one for your skin type. I am really enjoying the Deep Pore brush head and in fact, the other 2 brush heads I purchased had been chucked away and I don't think I will ever need them.

I also mentioned that the only think disappointed me a little was that MIA does not create richer and foam lathers while I cleanse my face with my normal cleanser. But after 1 month of experiment, I finally found out the best combination -  CLARISONIC MIA+ CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE Refreshing Cleansing Foam cleanser!!

 Look at the foamy lathers on the brush head! My suggestion is to use a cleanser that is richer in texture together with your MIA for best result!
I've just went to SKII counter for my skin analysis recently, and noticed that my Tzone is a lot more clean and less oily, because I do not see much "bright dots" (those are excessive sebum according to their beauty consultant) on their machine as compared to before, that's definitely a result of using CLARISONIC MIA since it is the only product being introduced to my daily regime so far, I am truly happy to have found it!!

Rating: 8.5/10
SGD$180 
(Brush heads @ SGD$60 for 2)

Review: CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Base

Aug 16, 2012
When I first started my blog, I didn't plan to blog about any makeup product, since I am not good at putting on makeup at all. But since this is CHANEL, I think it is worth talking about it, although the fact is it is not worth buying it. LOL.. Let me tell you why..

Many years ago I used a CHANEL product that is very similar to this, I do not remember the name of it, it's a white cream comes in a tub, I am guessing it must be the predecessor of this CHANEL Illuminating Base since they both smell the same and suppose to serve the same purpose like a premier/makeup base. Anyway I do not think this base works as well as the previous version. The very reason I got this, was because I decided not to put on any makeup (well if you recall how upset I was after knowing my twin sister's skin is just as good, or even better than mine despite not using any skincare products), as I somehow feel that makeup products might do harm to my skin. But I can't afford to bare my skin as I do have all the concerns other girls know and hate, such as uneven skin tone, pigmentation, wrinkles etc. So I wanted to apply something like a base to just make my skin look a little better.

Unfortunately, the CHANEL Illuminating Base is just not the right product I am looking for. I am not sure if it works better for darker skin tone, but for me, my skin is pretty radiant to start with so I do not see any brighten up effect at all. The texture is slightly sticky and I feel like wearing a layer of thin canvas on my skin. Since I do not use liquid foundation, I usually just apply  two way cake or pressed powder on top of it. As compared to most other makeup base, which claim to provide benefits like moisturizing the skin, leaving makeup stay for longer time, or helping to even out the complexion, it seems that this base, did nothing to my skin.

Well I guess it's hard to blame on this product alone. When i went to the CHANEL counter, I told the beauty consultant that I need one product, that could make my skin look perfect without the need of wearing makeup at all. And I want something so light and natural that others won't even notice it. She suggested this but end up I am complaining that it is doing nothing to my skin, isn't that what I wanted in the first place? LOL..

Anyway so nope, this is not worth investing in my honest opinion.

No rating given as I am not recommending it, for sure I am not going to repurchase it either