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For many years I have been trying to figure out how to stock up on one of my favorite shampoo brands without having to worry about carrying the weight when I travel and the fear of it exploding.  I was in touch about 6months ago with the Khaleeji Shopping Guide regarding purchasing the Clarisonic and different ways of getting it.  She knows her stuff well and has a great website which should come with a warning label (lock up your creditcards 😉 ).  While advising me about different websites, she happened to mention Look Fantastic which sells Clarisonic.  Not only does it sell Clarisonic but it sells Aveda, Urban Decay, Weleda, Dermalogica, Original Sprout and amazing other makeup, beauty, hair, body products!!

Now get this.. not only are they cheaper than the retail price in the UK (I have checked and compared) but they offer


This is amazing when you want to stock up on bottles of heavy oversized shampoos and loads of other stuff that usually would be difficult to travel with and take up weight which could be put towards more shopping!!

Below is the package I received with my first order.  The Aveda shampoo bottles I ordered were the oversized ones and very heavy!! So much excitement when I received my package after having a few failed attempts traveling with a bottles and having them explode in suitcases etc. Excuse the quality of the image as I took this with my blackberry.  Last night I started to fill up my shopping cart to place my second order and remembered that I needed to do a post for all of you…

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I first heard of the Clarisonic Cleansing System when Oprah gifted it out to everyone at her show and then I forgot about it.  The next time it struck a cord was when I read that Gwenyth Paltrow swears by it and uses a serum by Clarisonic as well.  I got intrigued and started to read up on it and what I read makes perfect sense.  We all know how important it is to remove makeup and cleanse well in order to have healthy breathable acne free skin.  Washing your face with soap and water the regular way (your hands/in the shower) doesn’t quite get the job done.  Your skin is still left with grime and make up and you haven’t even scratched the surface of “proper cleansing”.  “Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems use a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone.” WOW! Now to me that made a lot of sense, if it can clean your skin THAT well then whatever products/serums I use my skin will reap the benefit of these products because it can get deep into the skin (dirty skin-causes blockage;therefore all your expensive creams are useless).  

I have been using the Clarisonic Mia for almost 7 months now and I can honestly say I LOVE it! The nights that I don’t have it with me or haven’t charged it my skin truly feels the difference and the best part is you can use it in the shower!!  My skin has been through it all; acne, t-zone, sensitive, dry patches etc and this has been one thing that has helped.  Having said that it is quite expensive.  There are cheaper versions by other brands. Sigma has a cleansing system which I was considering trying out before diving into the Clarisonic but I must say I am glad I did get my Mia.  I have attached videos below comparing the two (clarisonic & sigma) amongst other videos (a clever one by a guy) and below is a picture I got from the Clarisonic page showing the before and after images.

FYI-I bought my Mia Clarisonic from Amazon and because it was from the US I also had to purchase an adaptor converter.  I am not endorsed whatsoever by this product.  I just wanted to share something that Ive found to benefit from.

forehead before cleansing 

forehead after cleansing





    Sonic Cleansing Benefits:

    • Removes 6X more makeup than manual cleansing
    • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
    • Removes impurities that keep creams and serums from working their best
    • Gentle enough to use twice a day
    • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
    • Minimizes the appearance of visible pores


Here is a simple suggestion from a Guy! Yes .. Guys do tutorials too.. and his is pretty simple and makes a lot of sense

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