My experience with a Clarisonic and why you NEED a one in your life!

Let me start by saying, hello all! I have missed you all so much. My blogging hiatus is OVER. This school year has been crazy busy, but I have so many exciting posts coming up soon starting with this post about my new obsession, the Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2. 

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I started using this 60 second gentle face massager two weeks ago, and my skin already feels so much more smooth. I’ve been joking with people that I have been using an electronic toothbrush for my face, haha!

I haven’t struggled a ton with skin issues while in college, *knock on wood I don’t start now,* but I do have larger pores on my cheeks and I can already notice a difference after using this product for two weeks, I cannot wait to see what my skin looks like after a month of using this product. It really cleanses deep into your pores.

 

Before using the brush on my face, I make sure to use a makeup wipe for my eyes and then use the brush as it explains in the user guide. I was honestly a little worried when I first received the brush because I have sensitive skin and was worried about breaking out because the brush would be harsh, but it is so nice because the brush has two speeds and I make sure I am using the gentle, low speed!

Look how not cute the face I make when I use this is :

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I usually wash my face in the morning and then use a cleansing makeup wipe at night to take off my makeup, but the brush is gentle enough to use twice a day, so I decided to try it one night to see if my skin could handle it. So, I used the makeup wipe and I felt like all of my makeup was off, but I continued to use the Clarisonic after and oh my goodness, you have no idea how much makeup was still on my face!

The picture above was taken after going out for Halloween on Saturday in Kent.

I went as the butterfly Snapchat filter, which gives you that perfect glow to your face on Snapchat, so of course I covered my face in highlighter. When I got home at the end of the night it felt amazing to know that I was getting deep into my pores to clean it all out to ensure my skin could breathe.

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If you’re thinking about how this could be something you want for yourself, or know someone else who would love this, I have great news for you! From now until Nov. 20, if you use the code: HERCAMPUS, you can receive 15% off your purchase if you visit: Here!

A Clarisonic would make an amazing holiday gift, yes I know Halloween just passed but the holiday season is coming up!

I cannot wait to see how much my skin continues to better itself by using the Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2

Have you ever used one? I would love to hear about your experience!

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @Danieminor13 ❤

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This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Defining Danie possible!

 

BYOB- Build Your Own Birchbox! + A Giveaway!

Birchbox is the queen of all monthly boxes! We all know how popular these monthly boxes have become over the past year, and there is no stopping them.

I am fascinated how Birchbox continuously revolutionizes the monthly boxes and how customers try new products. I know so many who subscribe to their boxes, and now I am one of those people after visiting their store in Soho. In the last week, I have visited the store THREE times…you could say I am addicted.

This past time, I went with my two new friends, Morgan  of Mostlymorgan.com and Lara of Seafoananddiamonds.com! We went and created our own, customized Birchboxes.

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Me, Morgan (Middle) and Lara (Right)! 

Let me just start off by saying how adorable the Birchbox store is! Take a look at these pictures:

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Can you see all of the yellow? You all know I am in LOVE with the interior of the store, I mean how could I not be? It is YELLOW and MAKEUP!

After Morgan, Lara and I wondered around the store for a little bit, we decided to get to cracking and build our own boxes. Let’s take a look at the process~

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First, you choose one of the extremely cute box to put all of your items in, I chose the one in the middle!

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Second, look through all of the products and choose one from each other their sections: makeup, hair, fragrance, skincare and body.

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If you ever get the experience to go to the store, you will need at least 30 minutes to build a box because they have so many great products, it’s insane.

Here is a preview of the boxes that are full of sample size products for you to choose from!

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Birchbox has so many amazing options to choose from, especially things that you would be too nervous to buy a large bottle of, like a bee venom face mask.

We had a blast making each of our boxes. It was difficult to choose from each area of products. The only area that was not difficult for me was the hair section, because as most of you know, I get my hair washed once a week, so I do not need my own shampoo and conditioner etc., but I got this amazing hair tie made by L. Erickson.

At the end of a really fun hour and a half in the store, we had three amazing completed boxes! Lara’s boyfriend joined us and even made his own customized box in the Birchbox Men section of the store!

My box included: a Banana Hand Milk cream, a Stila liquid lipstick in the shade Fiore, a Ceramidin liquid skin moisturizer, which I used this morning and it is AMAZING, my L. Erickson hair tie and a Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot perfume.

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We love our boxes so much that we have decided to gift one to our amazing followers because we love you all so much! ❤

We are gifting one of the Radiant Finish Kits. The picture below describes all of the products inside of the box. The summer is the perfect time to have that dewy, luminous skin that we all want! It even has a full-size beauty blender!

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To enter to win the Radiant Finish Kit all you have to do is enter down below:

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The giveaway will start today at 6 p.m. and go until July 13 until 6 p.m.!

We are so excited about this giveaway and we hope you all are as well. I will announce the winner on July 13 on my Instagram: @Danieminor13.

After our trip to Birchbox, we had an amazing afternoon full of yummy food and photoshoots! I am so glad that this summer I met these two amazing women! I cannot see where the future takes our friendship.

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Cannot wait to announce the winner of our giveaway!

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DD + Dear Annie Boutique Giveaway!

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I’ve teamed up with @dearannieboutique in downtown Annapolis for an amazing giveaway! We are giving away 5 of the statement necklaces shown above.

Rules:
1⃣ Follow me on Instagram @Danieminor13
2⃣ Follow @dearannieboutique on Instagram
3⃣ Like the photo on both accounts! 

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 26!

I am so excited to be working with Dear Annie boutique. Check her out on Facebook as well!: www.facebook.com/dearannieboutiqueinmd

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Thirfty Thursday! 

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone had a safe holiday this past weekend. This Thursday I found a few amazing pieces that I mixed and matched with pieces of clothing that I already owned! 

 This outfit is super summery. I paired the coral skirt, which I got for $8, with a navy tank top that I had in my closet! I love pairing these two colors together. I think they work so nicely together. 

 Adding my favorite black hat to this look gave outfit a whole new look! 

 I went to Goodwill this morning, just to look around and found this shirt and these pants. I am obsessed with this outfit! It’s like they were made for each other.  

The pants were originally $50 from JcPenny! I bought them for $5. I purchased the shirt for $3.50. Togeher this outfit only cost me $8.50. #LiveloveThrifting, right? 

 

I also found this adorable green jacket that is perfect for summer nights or the fall. The jacket was only $3, because I bought it on a Wednesday, which is when my Goodwill provides a student discount! 

I am in love with my purchases! I hope my purchases are proving to you that there are a lot of awesome finds!