For years, I’ve mulled over the idea of acquiring a sonic skin cleanser. Because I diligently go for facials, I thought there was no need for it. Call me vain, and I won’t deny it because I am, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I don’t see anything wrong with that.
After much thought and research, I took the plunge more than two years ago and I bought the Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System. It is now safe to write and let my readers (as if I have many lol) know that it does work!
The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the micro-massage action removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone. Removing more dirt and oil from your pores also helps skin care products work more effectively.
The Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System features three speeds for the face, and a body mode for cleansing areas of the body needing extra care and attention. I found that it improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size and skin care products are more effective. Mine came with four brushes: brush for normal skin, sensitive, delicate and body brush. In the more than two years that I’ve owned the Clarisonic Plus, I’ve never had any issues with it. I’ve only purchased replacement brush heads as it is recommended to routinely change brush heads.
I still go for my facials (there is no replacement to that). But my Esthetician have noticed the difference in my skin (mine is nowhere close to flawless but I’m content with it). It is a good gadget to have in-home. Instead of going monthly to the spa, I now find myself going once every two months.
Note: I bought a different Sonic Skin Cleansing System for my husband a few weeks after I got mine (yes he can be vain too because of my prodding), and we’re not too pleased with its performance. He stopped using it six months after I bought it and the gadget is now laying idle (plugged in) which is such a waste. It is more inferior in more ways than one. Now, all the more I believe in the idiom : you get what you pay for.
My husband rarely gets any mail at work that is not work-related. However, to his surprise he got an unexpected mail from Hillel – the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Yes, DH is Jewish, but he is a non-practicing Jew if I may add.
This is an invite to a gala event honoring Senator Frank Lautenberg for his lifetime service to the United States and the Jewish community.
The invite didn’t come without any attachment, as expected of an event like this. Just read through.
Bottom line : will he go? We talked about it and it’s a NO. Will he make a donation? That – he still have yet to decide on. If you were him, will you donate?
I was just done filling out the third survey that was sent to us since we got Sexie. It’s been almost four months since, and I haven’t quite gotten used to some of its features. One thing’s for sure however, it’s been fun driving this 8 speed automatic AWD driving machine.
Going back to the survey, I have to emphasize that these were not sent to us by the dealership. In fact, we only got one phone survey from BMW USA, and that was it. There were only a few questions and basically it was just a call to ensure that we were satisfied with our purchase. From the dealership, we communicated with our efficient and dependable Client Advisor a couple of times only. The first survey came from J. D. power And Associates replete with a crisp $1 bill as their way of saying “thank you” for accomplishing the survey. The second survey came from Maritz Research and the third from Auto Pacific. I must say that these surveys took a lot of time to accomplish, they are way too comprehensive and intrusive. As such, I wound up doing them in spurts. I didn’t want to be pressured, they were sent out when I was done with them at my leisure. What’s the rush anyway? The crisp $1 bill sent by one of the survey companies surely was not commensurate to the amount of time required to do the survey. Not that I’m complaining, I’m just saying.
There’s one establishment that I wished I’d be given the chance to do a review , but unfortunately it is impossible. But since I have this blog, I figured that this is the perfect avenue to write about what transpired at the first dealership that I walked into to check out the make and model of the vehicle of my choice in person. Yes, I walked in one afternoon alone, clad in my most comfortable outfit and bundled up as it was freezing cold. I was received by Security and was asked to wait for a good 20 minutes because all the Client Advisors were engaged at the moment. I didn’t mind the wait, what I didn’t appreciate was the fact that I was not taken seriously (maybe because I was alone , a woman – Asian looking at that, or I didn’t look like I can afford to buy a car). This BMW dealership is closest to home and it was just wise to give the business to them. Or so, that was what we thought we were going to do, but no, we wound up driving 30 miles to get Sexie. I must have presented myself badly that the CA thought I was just ‘window shopping.’ Duh… That was the last thing on my mind. We lost our car – thanks to Hurricane Sandy, and all I wanted was to drive my own car and return our rental car as soon as possible. Regardless, all customers have to be taken seriously, right?
So, what the first BMW dealership’s lost, was the second dealership’s gain. Learning from that experience, I made my fingers do the walking, set up an appointment and husband and I went one Saturday afternoon. The showroom was bustling with customers, obviously we were all on the same boat (buying to replace a vehicle lost from the hurricane). As soon as we were taken in by the Client Advisor, everything went down seamlessly. From the test-drive to the negotiation. We signed on the dotted line, made the deposit and we walked out smiling and happy. All it took was three hours to finalize the deal. It took us a few weeks to wait for Sexie (all the way from Germany) but it was all worth it. On the day of the turnover, we could not ask for more although, I was not too thrilled to go that early in the morning but we did, anyway. Our Client Advisor was very professional. We were more than pleased. He was very thorough. The dealership and the Client Advisor surely deserves repeat business.
In this day and age when business is tough, no customer should settle for a less than stellar customer service. Right?
A few days ago, I got this via snail mail. Bond No. 9 NYC never fails to send me this reminder every year.
I’m not quite sure though if I’ll be able to drop off my ‘empties.’ It sure is a good incentive to get the freebie especially because I have the option to get the scent that I love. ( that is, if I buy). Yes, they are not giving anything away without making a purchase.
Earth Day or not however, I always do my share in helping save the earth. How about you?
A week after my birthday, I received what I perceived to be a suhol (bribe) coming from my husband. He keeps insisting to this day however, that it’s not a bribe, and he claims that this is a birthday present (I got the 100 ml bottle of Frederic Malle Parfum (Portrait of a Lady) from him on the day of my birthday.
You may be wondering why I think about his gesture as bribe (
The technology challenged gal that I am, I was and am not that giddy about this gift. In fact, it sat untouched and unboxed for a couple of weeks. With electronics and or gadgets, I’m always the last one to embrace them because I don’t like the idea of having to deal with getting myself acquainted with the gadget (talk to me about other girly stuffs i.e. shoes, handbags, jewelries and I can’t be stopped, we can talk all day and all night). In fact, last Christmas, my sister gave me a digital camera and it is still unboxed and untouched up to this day. I figured, my digicam still works and still takes sharp pics, why bother using the new one? My sister however, thinks that mine needs to go because it already looks decrepit.
I finally opened and got acquainted with my Apple iPad 4th generation(64GB) and it really wasn’t that bad, as the learning curve was easy.
I have to admit that I have learned to love Siri. But no matter how much I love Siri, for some reason, I love my Vaio laptop more. I’m attached to the relic laptop, what can I tell you.
But I love the portability and the retina display of the iPad though. Early on, I threatened my husband that I was going to return it, but he kept challenging me about its portability and easy maneuverability. I conceded, so I am now a happy, albeit reluctant owner of the Apple iPad 4th generation.
Now, care to do Face Time? Just let me know .
I just came across this pic in my Flickr account and it brought back a lot of good memories.
If I remember it right, this was taken summer of 2011 ( when I was 15 lbs. heavier than my current weight ). More than anything, I miss my toned upper arms that I worked so hard for. I haven’t lifted weights since fall of 2011. My dumbbells have been ‘gathering dust’ since. I bounce on my trampoline and get on the elliptical regularly, but that’s all that I have been doing lately. Those were the days… days of slaving myself at the gym.
I haven’t been at the gym in ages. I’m not even sure if I can still twirl and roll around in a big hula hoop just like the one I’m used to. This was something that I was really proud of because this is one activity that my husband can never do ( I should know, he tried but failed hehe). I just showed off my ‘wares’ to him one day and he didn’t believe what he saw. A couple of weeks prior to my ‘showing off’, he actually told me pointblank that I was never going to be able to do it, much less do it with a big hula hoop.
I proved him wrong once again… actually just one of the many instances when I took his words as big challenge and I did it.
I look forward to the day when I can revisit this activity and enjoy it again. The question – when ????