Update: Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush

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Unboxing the Clarisonic Mia Prima
My update on the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush

I made an update on the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush about 3 weeks ago, but it’s time for another update. It’s almost close to 2 months…not quite yet. I think it’s time though. I’ve been using the facial brush religiously in the morning and at night. Here are my results so far…

I wanted to try the this facial brush because I thought it would help with some acne and exfoliation. At the beginning, it went well. I noticed some results. The results weren’t spectacular, but I noticed something different in my complexion. Since I’m nearing 2 months, I’ve noticed that it’s not as effective compared to what I’ve experienced in the past. I’ve mentioned that this facial brush is much weaker than the one I previously used. It is. Maybe that’s why it’s not working the same as the one I used before.

So, the facial brush isn’t living up to my expectations. It’s not helping much with my acne-prone skin. I could easily use a facial scrub and get the same results. Facial scrubs tend to be a lot cheaper too. The Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush was around 100ish plus tax. I can feel a thick layer of dead skin cells on my facial skin as the days go on. It does make my skin feel a tad cleaner, or is it from simply moving the bristles across my face?? I find the oscillations and vibrations pretty pointless and has no effect on my complexion.

As of right now, I’m thinking about giving up the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush. I’ll give it a couple of more weeks. If nothing changes, it’s going back. If I’m paying this much for something, it should work. I’m definitely leaning towards moving onto a facial scrub instead.

If you missed out, here’s my introduction of the facial brush. Have you used the Clarisonic Mia Prima before? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts on it! Look forward to my Skin Care Routine and Makeup Routine soon. I haven’t posted them up yet because I wanted to do an update on the Clarisonic Mia first. 😊

– Jen

Am I Still Vegan?

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If you haven’t been living under a rock, you would have noticed that there are vegans (should I even call them vegans?) that went back to eating meat/animal products. The reason why? According to them, it’s because their health was failing. Apparently, going on a water fast and eating mainly raw fruit is the way to treat your body and maintain optimal health — it isn’t, obviously. It’s common sense to know that you’re depriving yourself of calories and nutrients.

I find it very absurd that they blame veganism for ruining their health. I’m not a doctor, but it’s pretty clear that there’s an eating disorder/restrictive dieting going on. They all seem to have something in common. They’re fixated on juice cleansing, detox, raw diets, or whatever the next trending diet is. I don’t think they were vegan to begin with. They used vegan to cover up an eating disorder.

What ever happened to eating a balanced, vegan diet? Eat enough food. Eat a variety of foods. If you’re active, you need to eat more food. Not eat less. This is a simple concept. To blame veganism for their poor eating habits, that’s what makes me go *roll eyes*.

To answer the question, yes, I am still vegan. Here’s my experience being vegan. I may not have been vegan for that long. So far, over 2 years. It has been very easy to go vegan. Maybe it’s because I don’t live off of water and a raw fruit diet. To some people that may be long, but there are vegans that have been vegan for much longer than me. Props to you! 👍

My hair, skin, and nails:

I have not experienced hair loss on a vegan diet. My nails grow out every week. I can’t believe how fast they are growing! My skin is much better as a vegan. Before being vegan, I broke out a lot more. Now, my breakouts has to do with what skincare/makeup products I use and my period.

About my period…

This isn’t something I want to talk about, but I had to bring this up because I just mentioned it, and it always comes up with so-called ex-vegans. Good news, I haven’t lost my period on a vegan diet. My period has been spot on, consistent. I’m very happy about this!! Pre-vegan, my periods were sporadic. I went to my doctor about this issue during that time. All the doctor did was push birth control pills on me. Pffttt!

Hungry all the time… 🤤 ??

No, I am not. I eat when I’m hungry. Stop when I’m full. I don’t plan my meals on a daily basis. I just eat. If I want fruit, I eat fruit. If I want chocolate, I eat chocolate. Yes, vegan chocolate exists! How cool is that? 🍫 I’m also not on a high carb, low fat, high protein, or whatever type of diet.

Iron deficiency?

Not on a vegan diet. I became iron deficient when eating lots of meat. I had my blood checked during that time too, so I’m not pulling this info out of thin air. Who would’ve thought? But not on a vegan diet.

Are supplements necessary?

I do take supplements. Multi-vitamin and omega (algae). I took supplements before I went vegan too. I’ve always leaned towards algae-based omegas over fish oil capsules. The smell of fish oil supplments, to me, are absolutely revolting. Oh, and the fish burps. I do have protein powder, but I only use it a couple times a week. It’s not something I rely on, since I prefer to eat solid food. Also, vegans are not the only ones that take protein supplements. Lots of people that consume animal products do as well! There are more supplements out there for meat-eaters than there are for vegans. Apparently, meat eaters love to say that vegans need an array of supplements, but consume those supplements themselves.

As you can see, my health isn’t failing. I eat a pretty normal diet without the cruelty. My lifestyle isn’t bizarre with water fasting, juice cleansing, and whatnot. In my opinion, ANY diet that is very restrictive will eventually lead to a decline in health overtime. It has nothing to do with veganism.

– Jen

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