oh boy do I love a good scrub before bed. 

considering I used to be the girl who thought a brief encounter with a face wipe before tucking in for the night would suffice I've certainly come a long way with my skincare regime in the last couple of years.





my evening cleanse is somewhat of a ritual these days, helped by a shiny new addition to my line up.. the magnitone lucid. this magic little facial brush gently cleanses and exfoliates to remove all the grime my skin accumulates over the day. I have admit I've been curious about the rival clarisonic ever since they first came out (the lovely rose from mixed gems is a big fan) but I've never been quite so keen on one thing.. the price tag.

the magnitone is a much cheaper alternative and works in exactly the same way, giving your skin an effective but gentle clean and polish every day, I opt to use this just at night as I don't want to over exfoliate but you can easily use it twice a day as it has a sensitive setting too (it's also waterproof so if you can use it in the shower)

I've been using it with my dream team of face cleansers the ren mayblossom t-zone control and alpha h balancing cleanser -I've alternated between applying the cleanser to my face and direct to the brush but I think I prefer it when I slather my face with cleanser before I get to work with the brush. 

I finish off with serum and a dollop of moisturiser before I hit the sack.. perfect! 

the magnitone is on offer in a range of snazzy shades to tempt you here.. have any of you tried one? what did you think?


caroline x


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  1. it's about time someone else got in on the clarisonic market! for £50 who's complaining?!

    becky,

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    1. I know! I've always been curious and I'm so please with this one- it's really fun to use haha! x

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  2. I have a No. 7 cleansing brush, similar to this and I love it. I only use it at night too as I don't want to over-exfoliate - it makes my face feel so nice after though!
    emmerliejay x

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    1. agreed! it does feel soft enough to use twice a day but I don't want to overdo it :) xx

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  3. Oooh this sounds like such a nice little routine, Alpha-H products are a god-send!

    Eve & Faye x
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    1. yes! I really love the cleanser- I was sent one to try and used it so much I had to repurchase! xx

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  4. I still need to get in on the facial brush action. I've always thought the clarisonic was a bit too pricey. This is a more affordable alternative!

    ​​​​​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

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    1. definitely- I haven't tried the clarisonic but I struggle to see how it could be so different? this is half the price :) xx

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  5. Ha, this is funny - I use a Mia twice a day, and I use the Ren mayblossom t-zone control cleanser, too! Great minds ;)

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    1. haha! yes! great products aren't they ;) xx

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  6. Loving the new blog layout! And thanks for sharing~

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    1. yay! thanks you- glad you like it :) xx

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  7. love the color of magnitone lucid facial brush

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    1. they have a mint colour too! I like how fun they are :) xx

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  9. I have to try that facial brush!

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    Ana Leote

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  10. I'm always really skeptical about these kind of cleansing brushes- with oily skin, I always wonder if it will over-exfoliate. Might have to give it a go if the price tag is a bit more reasonable than Clarisonic. I don't use many interesting or exciting products but I am mega obsessive about cleansing at both ends of the day!

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    1. I have oily skin too (grrr) but I only use this once a day as I don't want to over exfoliate too! so far so good and no breakouts/irritation in the last month. I think because it feels so gentle people can get a bit carried away and over use them which might lead to problems if you have sensitive skin :) x

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