May 2017 Favorites

May 2017 FavoritesMay 2017 Favorites
and Threshold Bath Sheets (Target), $10 /
OPI Bubble Bath, $9 / Clarisonic Radiance Brush Head, $27

Short post this month – my month was full with work, so I didn’t do much fun beauty stuff. In reality, I find it sketchy to see bloggers or vloggers touting 10-15 new, “favorite,” products per month. Seems disingenuous. Even if content creation is your full time gig, it isn’t realistic.

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Clarisonic Radiance Brush Head

Clarisonic Radiance Brush Head


Up until this past winter, I exclusively used the Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Head. As I approached restocking time, the cost-effective four-packs of Sensitive brushes for $81 were sold out everywhere. I never had any intention of trying the other brush heads, but I’m not about to pay $27 each…when I can get 2 for $44 (or, even better, 4 for $81!). I time my purchases of supplies like this so that I can take advantage of a 15% VIB or 20% Platinum Perk discount because I hate paying full retail.


For a while, my Clarisonic had been nearly-benched in favor of my FOREO Luna Mini. I had come to decide that the Clarisonic, paired with the Sensitive brush head, was too much for daily use for me. Instead, I was using the FOREO Luna Mini daily and the Clarisonic primarily for decollete use and occasional face use.

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Clarisonic Mia Holiday Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered my Clarisonic Mia Holiday Giveaway! I loved reading what you all did for Halloween.

The contest is now over and a winner has been selected. But first, some giveaway stats, for my fellow nerds: recorded:

3975 total entries

2809 actions (some actions give multiple entries)

576 unique entrants

That said, there were only 262 comments (3 from me, which do not count, made 265).

Leaving a comment was required in order to be eligible for the giveaway; the first eight (8) individuals Gleam produced had not left a comment, and were therefore disqualified.

Anyway, onto the winner! Congratulations…

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CLOSED: Clarisonic Mia Holiday Giveaway

It isn’t the holiday season yet, but thinking about gifts (for others or uh, for yourself), doesn’t need to wait as long as your decor does.

My happiness with my Clarisonic Mia2 is well-documented. If I were to need to repurchase, I’d save a few dollars and get a Clarisonic Mia rather than the Mia2; a slower speed isn’t going to help sensitive skin as much as simply lowering usage would.

So because every now and then it’s nice to treat yourself and because this would also make a great gift for someone else, I’m hosting a Clarisonic Mia Holiday Giveaway! The giveaway will run from today through November 15 at 11:59 PM EST; you can find the full details and rules in the widget, below.

By the way, neither this post nor this giveaway are sponsored. I purchased the prize myself and am doing all the work myself.

Clarisonic Mia Holiday Giveaway

To enter, check out the widget and follow its prompts. One of the things it is going to ask is to let me know in the comments what your Halloween plans are/were. Will/Did you pass out candy? Will/Did you dress up? Will/Did you keep the lights off and pretend you weren’t home (no judgment)?

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Clarisonic Precision Brush

Do I talk about Clarisonics too much? Sorry. I’m not sponsored or anything, they don’t know who the hell I am – I just like the dang thing. But don’t worry, this isn’t much of the same – today, I’m sharing a neat trick with you.


So while Clarisonic has a ton of different brush-heads, they don’t really have a variety of sizes. If you splurged on the fancier PLUS model(s) that can accomodate the body brush, great, you have access to a larger one. If I’m not mistaken, the diameter of the luxury heads, too, is slightly smaller than the traditional heads, but not buy a bunch.

Have you ever wanted a smaller brush head that makes it easier to work around, for example, the contours of your nose? A Clarisonic precision brush?

Clarisonic Precision Brush How-To

Guess what – you already have one! Really! Check this out.

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