Clarisonic – Total Hype or Worth the Money?

You guys were so helpful with the Kindle reviews that I’ve got another one to throw at you. I’m debating on whether or not the Clarisonic (pictured above) is worth the hefty price tag of around $175 (somewhere my Mom just gasped). I knooooow this thing ain’t cheap, but all the reviews I’m reading are convincing me that this cleansing brush is well worth its weight. From the products website:

Our original 2-speed Sonic Skin Cleansing System redefined skin cleansing to give you cleaner, healthier skin. Sonic Skin Cleansing improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size and helps skin care products work their best. The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the micro-massage action removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone. Removing more dirt and oil from your pores also helps products work more effectively.

I consulted my original skin-care guru, the one and only NYCathy, who confessed she had never heard of the gadget. Am I totally falling for the marketing hype??? I see this thing every time I pass a Sephora, or open a beauty magazine. But if no one is using it in Cath’s super-posh Manhattan circle, then maybe I’m a total square for thinking this little brush with the big price tag is the answer to all my skin care dilemmas.

Anyone out there actually ever use this thing??? Pray tell…

Endorsed: Boots Body Scrub

Time to share a little information about another product that is currently rocking my world: Boots Mediterranean Almond Pistachio & Olive Body Scrub. Sounds delicious, right? My love affair with Boots started during a trip to England when I was 15. Boots is to the UK what CVS is to the US, only like everything in the UK it’s much more posh 🙂 The packaging, the scents, the blends…it was love at first sight.

Fast forward to college and when NYCathy came home from studying abroad in Ireland, she was sure to pick me up some Boots products during a visit to the UK. Fast forward again to about 3 or so years ago, and Boots products finally took a trip across the pond and are now sold in the US! O HAPPY DAY!

But back to the body scrub. It smells amazing, feels amazing and leaves your skin so soft that after-shower-lotion is deemed useless. Of course the best part is that this fabulous line of products won’t break the bank. You can find Boots at Target for a steal. This 13.5 oz tub of scrubby amazingness only costs around $10.  Scrub happy!

Endorsed

This product was love at first smell. Honestly, if you’re like me and have ever dreamed of dunking your entire head into a pool of mint chocolate chip ice cream (don’t judge) than you will LOVE Organix Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo & Conditioner.

Organix describes it like this: An ultra hydrating blend of Australian tea tree oils to add moisture and strength, while nourishing your hair with replenishing moisturizing milk proteins and micro-infused peppermint oils for hydration and balance. Re-energize your hair with this unique blend of organic active ingredients, creating a three-in-one decadent treat. All you need for moist, smooth and seductive hair in one irresistible formula.

Sounds fancy, right? Well the best part is you can pick up these products at your drugstore of choice – CVS, RiteAid, Wallgreens if you’re feeling crazy. Last time I purchased this product it was 2/$5.

Now, with poker straight hair, I’m not super-picky about my shampoos, but I do feel like this product leaves my hair clean and hydrated. But it’s the smell alone that gets this Endorsed.

Yummmmmy

Endorsed.

I’ve been wanting to start a little blog feature for time now, and so without further ado, I give you Endorsed. I told you here about what a product fein I am, so I thought it would be fun to start sharing with you some of the products/things I love…and also some of the products/things I’ve tried but wouldn’t buy again.

So the first D-Endorsement goes to Clinique Moisture Surge face lotion. It’s the BEST at beating the inevitable ‘dry winter skin’ blues. The lotion’s gel-cream texture feels cool, has a super light texture that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. I also have pretty sensitive skin and this moisturizer has never given me any problems.  Best part is that a little bit goes a long way, which is good because in terms of the products I usually buy, this one is a tad pricey. A small jar will set you back $34, with the bigger one coming in at $46. I would have to say it’s worth every penny though.

Clinique Moisture Surge lotion, consider yourself Endorsed!