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Random Beauty Blurb

It happened again. I fell into a black hole of grad school papers, blackboard posts, and juggling work. Today I was a makeup artist, yesterday I worked at a school. Next week I will be both, plus a singer. I. am. tired. 

But my 7 followers, if they’re still with me, need these intermittent postings on beauty things. More importantly, I need to procrastinate. So here is a short blurb about some new shtuff…

Ok so we may not trust the Honest Company with sunscreen but they make a pretty damn good conditioner. I’m not 100% certain, but this may be made for babies. Sometimes I can be a huge baby, so I give myself permission to use this. It has a delicious natural creamsicle scent and it loosens up knotty hair in a flash. I purchased mine at Harmon’s for $9.95 and I used a 20% coupon. 


It says to sing a song and rinse out. My current songs are selections from the musical Waitress. I’m sure my neighbors are pretty tired of hearing it. 

Next up: 

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap in Extra Mild

I am more of a combination skin, so I was surprised I could use this. Even though it is a soap, I use it to remove use as a wipe off makeup remover and then I follow with Marcelle’s Micellar Water. I save the water rinsing for my morning shower. This combination leaves my face clean and soft snd it’s super perfect for my lazy lifestyle. Maybe I’m not lazy so much as not interested in having wet hair from washing my face. 

Ok, I’m a little bit lazy too. 

Till next time…

Smooches! 💋

*Honest pictures from their website. Clinique picture from Clinique Australia. 


Brush-a Brush-a Brusha! Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush. 

I’m in love with this brush, but It was not love at first sight. 

Let me explain-

After months of hearing from my Clinique coworkers about the new sonic brush finally coming to Clinique, I was so excited to see the finished product. 

The first time I got to see the new sonic it was during one of the gift with purchase promotions this past summer. As I was inspecting it I noticed it was not an oscillating brush. I was let down. I figured there could be no way to really clean the skin without oscillating bristles. I was wrong

Flash forward to now-ish. Well, a week ago. I received the brush as a gift from a friend and I’ve been using it every night to cleanse my skin. 

I can honestly say that my skin has never looked better. 

Let’s look at the brush:

As you can see, the brush is tapered and has two types of bristles. The coarse bristles are green and they are positioned at the point so you can clean around the contours of the nose. The soft bristles are white and they make up 80% of the brush. 

Because the brush does not rotate you have control over using which bristle you would like. The result is not having a face scrubbed so hard it is almost scratched. 

I’ve tried a few other brushes, and I always felt they were rough on my skin. Not only that, I seemed to have constant redness or skin eruptions when I was actively using them. My beauty biz friends would say it was because I was unearthing clogging deep within my skin. But it never. went. away. Ever! I always had a pimple here or there, and a red tzone. 

This is not the case for the Clinique Sonic. 

When I use the Clinique Sonic my skin is:

  • Gently polished. 
  • Radiant
  • Soft
  • Clean. Really clean

One of my favorite features about this brush is that it is so easy to clean. Because the bristles aren’t packed as tightly, I can properly rinse my brush clean. Other oscillating  brushes never seemed to be able to be rinsed and so I think bacteria would get trapped. If I were a super sleuth, I would probably say that the pimples came from the other brushes harboring bacteria. 

Get a gander of my post-sonic scrubbed face:

No extra redness from scratchy bristles. Just soft, polished and pretty. *Ignore my dark circles. It’s tech week for the children’s show I’m performing in. 

So while it may not have been love at first sight, I must say I have fallen in love with my Clinique sonic brush. It really does make a difference to the overall quality of my skin. The clogging around my nose and chin is easing up, and my skin feels like a baby’s behind. 

Till next time,

Smooches! 💋