I think I suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder, the shopping edition. Every time I go in with the sole purpose of buying a few, select items, I end up with a cart full of random impulse buys. It drives my husband insane to accompany me, because no matter the store, it will never be a quick trip. Unless he entices me with the promise of ice cream afterward, then I am miraculously able to focus my shopper’s radar.

Last week, I was headed to Ulta to pick up some of Mario Badescu’s skin care line, which I had been in need of ever since K posted her article reviewing his products.  Per usual, I headed straight back to that department, via the nail polish department, shampoo section, and finally the makeup counter.  After a good solid 30 minutes of debating which of Mario’s products (we’re on a first name basis due to the amount of my total bill) to purchase, I of course stumbled upon another product that I am now desperately in need of:  the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System.  I’m sure most of you have heard of the Clarisonic, and about it’s hefty price tag.  But the Mia, and all it’s beautiful colors, were new to me, and the price was a pleasant surprise as well.

Photo: clarisonic.com

I was already partial to the pink little guy to the left of center, but then I discovered a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit breast cancer research, and I was tickled pink.  (HA! Sorry, couldn’t resist)  In all seriousness, though, the Clarisonic lines have received madly positive reviews over the years, and the Mia comes at a price point that is a little bit easier to swallow at $149.    Yes, that is still a lot of money, but as I get older (cringe) I’m starting to realize the old adage is true: you get what you pay for.  I would rather spend a good amount of money on one product that benefits a great cause, than try 1,000 drug store options to no avail.


Their website declares, “In just 60 seconds, the micro-massage action removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone.”  Yeah, that sounds pretty good.  But I still have to convince the husband of this, so for today, it’s still on my “Wants” list.  Seriously though, just look how happy this girl looks using it!

Photo: clarisonic.com


Do you use the Clarisonic system?  Have you tried the Mia yet?




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