Daisy told you all about the devise, now let me put my two cents in. Clarisonic recently launched their miniature-sized version of their original Clarisonic: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System. It’s cheaper than the original model, it’s available in pink and it’s just perfect for the traveling woman or your college daughter.
Why choose this one compared to the other three models by Clarisonic? Check out their chart featuringthe Mia, Classic, PLUS and PRO and see their differences for yourself.
Why do I like the Clarisonic Mia?
I’ll start with the fact that it’s small but more importantly, I feel that it is works just as well as the Clarisonic Classic. The Mia head brush is the same size as the Classic, but it is about two inches smaller than the origina;. It still covers the same surface area as the Classic would—it is just not as bulky! It comes with a pLink charger opposed to a cradle charger like the Classic, making it easier for travel and storage.
I know what you’re thinking: “What’s the downside?“
Unlike the Classic which has two speed settings, Mia only has one. However, you probably will not even notice the lack of speed options. The battery life is also different. With a full charge, Mia will last twenty minutes while the Classic lasts thirty. Once again, you probably will not even notice the difference. I use my Mia at least five times a week, sometimes for more than two minutes at a time, and I only have to charge it once every two weeks…so I’m not sure if the twenty minute battery is accurate but I feel that I am getting more out of it than that.
Overall, I feel the Clarosonic Mia is a great investment. It is an easy and an efficient way to cleanse your skin. It cleans your skin up to six times as deep as washing your face with your hands would and I feel that it leaves me with a smoother and clearer overall look. I really enjoy having Mia handy, she comes with me everywhere and although I still wash my face with my hands, I am sure to wash it over again with Mia. The cleaner the better, and Mia can help you get there!
Mia™ Sonic Skin Cleansing System What it is:
A travel-friendly, professional-quality skincare brush.
What it does:
From the creators of the Sonicare® toothbrush comes the Clarisonic® Mia set, featuring the handy to-go sized version of the original, groundbreaking Clarisonic Brush. Sonic technology first changed the way we clean our teeth, now it’s changing how we cleanse our skin. The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic’s soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin surface.
Here are some of the benefits this revolutionary skincare tool delivers:
- Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.
- Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.
- Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better.
- Creates noticeably healthier looking skin.
This set contains:
- Clarisonic Mia One Speed Brush
- International pLink™ charger for worldwide use
- Sensitive Brush Head
- 1.0 oz Gentle Hydro Cleanser
What else you need to know:
Clarisonic should be used as part of a daily skincare regimen to provide smoother feeling and looking skin. It is ideal for all skin types, and used and recommended by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.
Apple has made magic again with its latest product, the iPad. It looks like an iPhone on steroids and works like an iPhone on the juice, too. If this is the first you’ve heard of the iPad’s release, don’t be surprised; Steve Jobs and everyone at Apple know they don’t need to advertise, not even so much as putting up a billboard.
So here’s the low-down on the new gadget to compensate Apple’s lack of in-your-face marketing. Apple Apps dominate its function, not a point of criticism but this does add to the feeling that you’re working with a giant iPhone. The consistency in products is nice though, especially with software that is famously user-friendly and straightforward.
The specs breakdown:
• Approximately ten hours of battery life when the settings are kept at energy-efficient levels; battery is also rechargeable as would be expected.
• 9.7” LED screen that promises a great picture no matter what angle you hold it at (practically).
• Similar usage as the iPhone and iPod touch surface, but Apple promises a much smoother, more precise touch than either of its touchscreen predecessors.
• AT&T 3G internet coverage
• Also like the iPod touch, the iPad comes with three GB options: 16, 32, 64—the standards.
A few criticisms of the iPad: The name irks me, just saying it makes me think of old Aunt Flow and I think I’m going to rename it the iTop for my personal vocabulary. No camera, surprising and a big points loss. Awkward size between computer and book, but if you don’t mind carrying things or love the oversized purse look, you’ll have no problem. The lack of Flash capability was a good move on Apple’s part to keep iTunes’ revenue flowing, and blocking live streaming video sources such as Hulu from outsourcing the program.
Let’s take a second to compare the iPad to the competition. One of the first similar products on the market that comes to mind is the Kindle, Amazon.com’s portable, electronic library. The main and noteworthy difference between the Kindle and iPad, is the utility of each. While the iPad can surf the net, email and play videos, the Kindle was created to store thousands of books on an easy to read screen that you could take with you wherever you go, also giving you the ability to buy books anywhere, anytime.
There are two sizes to the Kindle Wireless Reading Device , the larger of which matches the iPad and the smaller of which measures 6” diagonally. The battery life is also much longer, lasting up to about a week.
Other than the Kindle, a laptop or netbook, the iPad will be in a league of its own. If you’re a frequent flyer and would prefer the company of several movies over hundreds of books, the iPad is a clear winner. If your to-read book list is longer than your have-read list, the Kindle is the way to go.