The holidays are fast approaching which means it’s time to glimmer, shine, and shimmer. With the holiday party invitations already beginning to roll in, we’re sharing our picks for this holiday season’s hottest trends to ensure you look elegant and festive, party after party:
Tis’ the season to break out some sassy and playful holiday makeup – glittery lips, metallic eyes, and luminescent skin all send us into fits of twinkling delight this time of year. We love the smoky eye look for a party, and lining your eyes with a thin sweep of glitter shadow on the upper and lower rims of eye is sure to make your eyes twinkle.
Sweep hair up for a dose of instant drama and feminine flair for all your holiday festivities. An updo is a great way to accentuate your neckline and show off your favorite pair of sparkly earrings.
The perfect party dress
Glam it up for the holidays in a glittering sequin dress. This season is all about all things that sparkle, and this pick is sure to dazzle, thanks to its chic, swingy silhouette and the sequins adorning the bodice.
Make the most of your holidays with the season’s most festive accents. Accessories can help you complete the look at create the perfect ensemble for any event. So be sure to incorporate a lot of metallic tones and sparkle into your shoes, jewelry and other accessories.
What will you wear?
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Spring is quickly approaching: soon Uggs and sweaters will make way for flip flops and sundresses. Though the temptation may be powerful to jump in a tanning bed for some color before baring your limbs, be strong! As skin enthusiasts, we can’t overstate the harmful effects of tanning beds enough, in addition to the long-term benefits of shielding your skin from the damage sun exposure causes. Here are some healthy tips to create that beautiful tan you’re longing for with the help of a few key products:
Sunless tanner. Sunless tanners and bronzers have come a long way from the days of orange, streaky nightmares. Today, proper exfoliation and quality products will give you a glow that’s unidentifiable from the real thing. Use your Clarisonic with your favorite body exfoliant in the shower (we love Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Soy Milk and Hony Body Polish which exfoliates while moisturizing), dry off then apply an even coat of moisturizer over your whole body. Let it soak in for a few minutes (too much wetness could potentially create streaks in your tan).
Make sure you find the right self-tanner for you by doing your research (we like St. Tropez and Clarins’ self-tanners) and going through a “test run” – choose an unnoticeable location to dab a bit of the tanner to see how it reacts with your skin before covering your body with it. Once you’ve found the right tanner, apply it carefully, wearing latex gloves to avoid dyed palms. You might prefer using tinted foam or lotion rather than a neutral tone, since you will easily be able to see your application. Spread the self-tanner evenly in straight motions (circular motions can cause streaking) and be particularly careful of areas with dryer skin or crevices, like elbows and feet. Keep in mind that you should do a lighter coat when first trying a self-tanner – if it’s too light, you can always add more later.
Make sure you don’t have plans or visitors right after applying your self-tanner, because you’re going to need to hang out au naturale for about half an hour (follow your sunless tanner’s instructions) to ensure you get a smooth, even application. And if you do happen to get a few spots which look a bit streaky or orange, no fear! Add a bit of lemon juice to your Clarisonic brush head and cleanse the area to help even it out.
What are your favorite sunless tanners and bronzers?
In today’s video, Dr. Robb tells us why sharing your Clarisonic brush head is a little bit like sharing your tooth brush.
Dr. Robb says, sharing a brush head is kind of gross like sharing your toothbrush. We recommend that you have your own brush head. Sharing a handle is perfectly okay, but keep your own face brush and make sure to rinse it off with a little shampoo or cleanser and it should last for months!
We often receive inquiries from Clarisonic users regarding the different brush head options for the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System. With all the fabulous options to choose from it can be tricky deciding which one is right for you! Here are some common questions and answers to give you better insight on choosing a brush head.
What brush head came with my Clarisonic?
- Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
o Limited Edition Hope Mia comes with a Sensitive Pink Brush Head.
- Clarisonic Classic Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
o The Graphite Gray model comes with a Normal Brush Head.
- Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
- Clarisonic PRO Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
o The Graphite Gray model comes with a Normal Brush Head.
What are the different types of brush heads?
The available brush heads are: Delicate, Sensitive, and Normal. These are compatible on all of our units. The Body Brush is available for the PLUS and PRO models only.
Why is the sensitive brush head standard?
We have found this to be our most popular brush head. Therefore, this brush head is included with every new Clarisonic.
Which brush head is best for my skin?
Everyone’s skin is different and we suggest you listen to your skin when selecting a brush head. If you want a deeper cleanse, the normal brush head is slightly stiffer. If you are experiencing dry patches or irritation, you might want to try the sensitive or delicate brush head. The delicate brush head is also designed for extra sensitive skin or for those suffering from complicated skin conditions.
Can I use the body brush on the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System?
No. The Body Brush is only compatible with the PLUS and PRO models.
Does each model require a different type of brush head?
No. All facial brush heads work on any model (The Body Brush is only compatible with the PLUS and PRO models).
Does the brush head spin?
No. The brush head oscillates (back and forth motion) to provide a more gentle cleansing experience.
Can I share a brush head with another person?
We strongly recommend using separate brush heads because your skins differ in condition and we want you to achieve optimal results.
Do I need to clean my brush head?
Yes. While you may believe you are cleaning your brush head every time you cleanse, we suggest cleaning the brush head once a week using an antibacterial cleanser. For a more detailed tutorial on brush head cleaning, please read our previous Sonic Chatter Post: How Do I Clean My Brush Head?
Hopefully we answered some of the common brush head questions. If not, please feel free to ask us in the comments!
Many of you have asked “How do I clean my Clarisonic brush head?” We’ve been listening and wanted to share with you the Dr. Robb brush cleaning method.
1. Remove brush head by gently turning counter clockwise
2. Gently rinse brush head in warm water.
3. Apply anti-bacterial soap to the brush head to clean the bristles. If necessary rinse out the interior of the brush under the sink or shower head.
4. Reattach the brush head to the unit. You are ready to sonic cleanse again!
Remember it’s important to clean your brush head at least once a week and replace every three months. Happy Cleansing!