Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own. Clarisonic Mia 2 Deep Pore device.

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So I had the chance to try out the new Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2 device. I received the device about a month ago and wanted to wait a good length of time so I could give you guys a honest review. I have always seen the Clarisonic device in stores but was a little unsure if I should splurge on it or not. The Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2 set I received includes a Mia 2 device, Protective Travel Case, Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask and a Deep Pore Brush Head.

First, I must say this device is AMAZING! The Clarisonic Mia 2 is so gentle on my skin which I absolutely love. It’s also lightweight and easy to use. It gets my skin six-times cleaner than manual cleansing, and in turn, all my other skincare products work better. My face is really oily and acne prone so this deep pore set is perfect for my face. I have no issues using my device daily, but like with any beauty tool, starting out slowly is best.

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The Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing Device features two speeds suitable for all skin types, delicate and universal, that cleanse skin 6x better than hands alone. The Deep Pore Cleanser and Mask are perfect for removing impurities, controlling oil and refining enlarged pores. The first time you use your brush, I recommend you fill the entire inner circle with cleanser (about a quarter-sized amount). Then, you can adjust accordingly for your skin type. Just like your toothbrush, you need to thoroughly soak your Clarisonic in water to get the ultimate pore-cleaning action. Use it in the shower or bath (it’s waterproof) and enjoy cleaner, softer, smoother skin in just 60 seconds a day.

Overall, the Clarisonic Mia 2 is a great device for anyone and Clarisonic devices are the #1 most recommended skin cleansing devices by US dermatologists. Clarisonic’s award-winning products are distributed through dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, spas, prestige retailers and online at Clarisonic.com.

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Christmas is fast approaching so this would also make the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Visit this link www.clarisonic.com/hercampus and use code HERCAMPUS to receive 15% off your purchase.

 

Happy Cleansing!

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Vera Wang Embrace

“This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

I’m such a big fan of fragrances but sometimes they tend to give me a headache or give me a stuffy nose if it’s too “loud”. Some fragrances even tend to come off as “grandma-ish”. Does this ever happen to you? Have you ever wanted a fragrance that made you feel beautiful? What about a fragrance that even made you feel like you were on a summer getaway? Well, I’ve found it! The brand new fragrance from the Vera Wang Embrace Collection, Marigold and Gardenia. <3

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The eau de toilette is subtle and bright, floral, but not too overdone, with just the right balance for a sophisticated and pleasant scent. The fragrance draws inspiration from celebrating intimate moments to be cherished and embraced. We all know that memories are strongly linked to the sense of smell, and this is a scent I’m glad to remember.

Being confident is a very important aspect in one’s life. We, always, need to have faith in ourselves to be confident.

There are many things that boost up my self-confidence. Motivation and appreciation are two things that help me to be confident. The love, support and care shown towards me by my parents make me confident. The most important thing that gives me self-confidence is when I am on the right path.

It’s important we make time to celebrate ourselves and embrace being a woman and the new Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia allows you the opportunity to feel fresh, confident, and beautiful.

“Feel confident and beautiful in your own skin” is the message Vera Wang wanted to convey with this scent and she hit it right on the nose. It is intensely feminine, but not overpoweringly girly; It is a grown-up scent for a confident woman. The scent is so beautiful it’s become one of my favs.

 

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia at Kohl’s: http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2574356/vera-wang-embrace-marigold-gardenia-womens-perfume.jsp

Vera Wang Fragrances Website: http://www.verawangfragrances.com/

Vera Wang  Fragrances Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/verawangfragrances

 

Would you like to try this fragrance or one of the other fragrances from the Vera Wang Embrace collection? Good news! You can win 1 of 10 of your very own Vera Wang Embrace collection pack by entering the contest below!

This kit includes all of the 4 fragrances in the Embrace collection, which include :

  • Green Tea & Pear Blossom
  • Rose & Vanilla
  • Periwinkle & Iris
  • Marigold & Gardenia.

The contest begins June 20th, 2016 and ends on July 12th, 2016. Good luck!

Enter  the contest below.

Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance Collections

 

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Eco Flower

Don’t you just love receiving flowers? Do you love the way they brighten up a room? And lastly,…. don’t you hate when they die??? I always find myself trying to keep my flowers alive for a longer period of time, knowing they are going to die anyway. I research all kinds of hacks and tips to make them last longer and it’s pretty much always a fail.

Sucks right?

Well, I recently discovered a shop called Eco Flower a month ago. Eco Flower is an online florist that sells flower bouquets all over the world. They’re unique bouquets are made out of recycled and sustainable materials, such as book pages, brooches, burlap, music sheets, pallet wood, pine cones, and sola wood. The bouquets last forever and are individually scented with fragrances such as black raspberry vanilla, Egyptian lavender or Japanese cherry blossom.

Amazing right?!

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I received a 45 flower arrangement called Raspberry Limeade from Eco Flower about 2 weeks ago and I am truly in love with it. It smells great, it looks good and it will last forever. They also have vases, wreaths, and other great items available that make for great gifts and/or home decor.

Today is TAX DAY so they are having a 50% off sale (use code taxday50). Stop by their website and find you something for a great price! www.ecoflower.com

If you decide to wait and look another day use my code (pink25) for a discount on your first purchase.

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Happy Tax Day!

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Nip+Fab

I recently went to Ulta to look around and came across a product called Nip+Fab. I had seen this brand before on Instagram and Facebook but never paid much attention to it. At the time, Ulta had a “Buy one, Get One Free” promotion going on for this specific brand, so I thought why not give it a try. They have quite a few products to choose from so I literally sat there and read all the labels to see what would work best for my skin. I ended up choosing the Nip+Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Cleanser and Nip+Fab Viper Venom Night Fix Cream.

 

The Nip+Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Cleanser: A deep cleansing, purifying formula for clear + radiant skin which has glycolic acid that retextures + resurfaces, Apple amino acid provides foaming effect + softens, and olive oil that gives long-lasting hydration + smoothes.

This is one of the best cleaners I’ve tried yet. My skin is much clearer, brighter and looks fresh. It feels amazing on the skin and would recommend to anyone who has dry skin and occasionally gets breakouts. You only need a tiny amount so a little goes a long way and for the price this is amazing.

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The Nip+Fab Viper Venom Night Fix Cream: Viper Venom Night is a powerful night cream specially formulated with encapsulated time release retinol + SYN-AKE, to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, retexture skin, while you sleep. Hyaluronic acid provides long term hydration + an intensive plumping effect. Awake to smoother looking skin with a renewed youthful glow.

I’ve used this for a couple months (nightly) along with the Gylcolic Fix Cleaner & I can really see a difference in my skin. It is brighter, I have more of an even skin tone, and I’d say my smile lines are slowly decreasing. It is very light weight and it smells great (some say otherwise, but I like it). After I put it on, whatever is left, I rub on my hands to not waste the product and to help them look beautiful too.

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You can find these products by Nip+Fab in Ulta, and also Target. Check them out if you happen to come across them and let me know your thoughts. 🙂

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Fresh Wave

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I want to let you guys in on a little secret of how to get rid of those horrible odors in your life. Does your bathroom stink? How about your kitchen trash can? Or what about your car from picking the kids up after practice? Well, I have just the thing for you.

I recently discovered and tested out a product line called Fresh Wave. It is an odor eliminator made with natural ingredients (plant oils and water) which means it is safe for you and your family. These products do not mask odors or cover them up with fragrances, they actually remove odors at the source.

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The Fresh Wave line consists of an odor removing spray, an odor removing gel and odor removing crystal packs. They all work perfectly to me! With the spray you can use it on clothing, shoes, your trash can, and anywhere else you can think of. As far as the gel, I like to sit it in my kitchen to eliminate the odors that may come from my garbage disposal and trash can. This gel will last for about 60-90 days, which is a really long time compared to other odor eliminators. The crystal packs can be used in smaller spaces such as the bathroom, your car or a closet and can last up to 60 days.

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I encourage you to give it a try because you will be amazed by how well these products work. If you want to do a little more research you can check them out here: www.happyhealthyodorfree.com  

Instagram: @freshwaveworks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/freshwave

Twitter: @fresh_wave
And when you are ready to purchase you can head to your local Target store.
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I was provided these products in exchange for my honest opinion. Courtesy of Fresh Wave.
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Polyvore

So, Polyvore… I absolutely LOVE IT!! For those of you who have never heard of Polyvore, it is a website (founded in 2007) where you can shop, and style your own outfits, beauty products and home decor. Isn’t that amazing?! The pieces you style together can be purchased or you can just share them on your Polyvore profile and social media sites.

Polyvore simplifies online shopping by bringing together all the stores in one convenient place. Then, they curate it all into a personalized boutique just for you, making it even easier to discover and shop for looks you love. On the site you can also get styling tips on how to mix and match items from your own closet, so you don’t have to buy anything if you don’t want to.

On the social and sharing side of Polyvore, users can connect in ways similar to most social networks. They can follow one another, and “like” each other’s images. And of course they can share items and sets they’ve saved to Polyvore on other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

Anyway, here are some examples of what you can do, these are all styled by me. 🙂

As you can see, there are different styling points such as home décor, makeup , and clothing of course.  Feel free to browse around the site, www.polyvore.com you’ll definitely see a little bit of everything.

From time to time Polyvore will have contests that you can enter on the site. The contests always have a theme and lots of users participate. Right now they have three contest going which are “Top 5 Picks for Summer”, “Saddle Up”, and “Cutout Skater Dress”. I entered them all. Wish me luck 🙂 You don’t win anything tangible  (a virtual trophy) but it is good to get your work liked and noticed.

Here are more examples on my Pinterest page :

https://www.pinterest.com/lilpinkdiary/polyvore/

and here is my Polyvore page :

http://littlepinkdiary.polyvore.com/

Happy Styling!

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Pinch Me!

Everyone loves FREE samples right? Well there’s this new site called PINCH ME who will send out samples to you every TUESDAY. All you have to do is sign up, answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in your Member Profile. By doing this it helps them learn what you like and offer samples just for you. Next, pick samples you are eager to try. Pinch Me will ship your box full of samples directly to you for free. That’s easy right?!? Lastly, once you’ve had a chance to try your samples, complete a short feedback survey to tell them what you think of the samples and Pinch me will let the brands know your thoughts.

Now there are some other things that you need to know; samples aren’t released exactly every Tuesday (I don’t know why), but just be sure to check the website weekly because there is a ticker at the top of the page that displays when the next set of samples will be released. Next, samples are usually always released at 12 o’clock noon. Samples will run out quickly! You will most like see “Out Of Stock” on some of the samples if you aren’t on time, so make sure you are aware of the time or even set an alarm so you don’t miss out on great samples. The box takes about 2-4 weeks to ship so if they don’t come right away don’t worry.

Just so you can get an idea, here are some of the brands Pinch Me has previously sent out and a few pics of samples I have received myself:

  • Olay body wash
  • Summer’s Eve
  • ACT mouthwash
  • Lysol clickgel
  • Goldbond healing lotion
  • Kraft parmesan grated cheese
  • Gevalia iced coffee
  • ZZZquil sleep aid
  • Nivea in shower body lotion
  • Allegra allergy pill
  • SInful Colors nail polish
  • Shea Moisture shea butter soap
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Oh yeah, they also send a few coupons along with the samples for all you couponers out there or people who like to save a few dollars!

So, as you can see Pinch Me sends out a little bit of everything from food to beauty products. If you want to sign up for Pinch Me you can do so by visiting their website www.pinchme.com or you can follow them on Instagram @pinchme where they give you the chance to win some awesome prizes.

Happy sampling!

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