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Sephora Skin Care Haul...

I made a goal this year (as I do every year) to take better care of my skin. I bought a few things from Sephora online, read on for the deets. 



Clarisonic- The Clarisonic has been on my wish list for at least a year. I finally buckled down and purchased one. I bought the Clarisonic Mia, which is the most inexpensive one ($119) in the Clarisonic family. It comes with the sensitive brush head, charger, instruction manaul and a 1 oz cleanser. I have been using this for almost a week & I'm so in love with this little thing...I will save all of my wonderful comments about it for the review. 

I will be doing a full review after I used it for a while. I could have went to the local Sephora to purchase the Clarisonic but they don't always give me the VIB points, so; I bought it online...the more points you get, the more free items & samples you get.


Origins Clay Mask- This was the item that I got for free for reaching over 100 points. I could have chosen a free makeup or fragrance item, but; since I'm on a skin care kick-I figured I would get the mask since I needed it. It's a charcoal clay mask, it comes in 1 oz. I haven't got around to using it yet, but; I will probably use it tonight. 



Clinique 3 Step Skin Care System- This was the sample item that I got for free. It's a sample of the Clinique skin care system. The regular Clinique skin care system is for two weeks but since this is a sample, they gave me the two day supply. You're supposed to use the cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer in the morning and night for two days. 

I haven't used this either, I rarely get a chance to wash my face in the morning and night for two days in a row...it just doesn't happen. I only wash my face at night and I tone & moisturize in the morning and that's on a good day! Maybe if I get snowed in for a few days, I can get around to using this set. 


Have you used any of these items?

Comments

sharon p said…
Gr8 purchases hun, can u please review the origins mask when u hav tried it. Hav tried clinique 3step Alas it didn't agree w me too harsh thot my face was gon fall off but I do love Clinique moisture surge and the Dramatically different moisturiser
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Hey, Sharon!

Sure, I will review the Origins mask for you, once I tried it.

I hope I don't have the same results for the Clinique system that you had, we'll see.
Agent Elle said…
You will love the Clarisonic! It really does deep clean. I don't really care for cleanser that comes with it, so I use my regular Clinique facial soap.

Nice haul, Gabs!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Girl, I do...I love it! I love how my skin feels & looks.

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