Hi, I am a professional nail tech that lives in the beautiful country of New Zealand. I also have CRPS -- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
I have a love for anything Kombi and love the beach, and dream one day of owning my VW Beetle and a cottage by the sea.
I still have another 3 or 4 more videos to edit, not sure when I will do it, or if I will do it.... Things have happened in the last 24-48 hours, which has changed how my emotions have been. I did a post about depression, but removed it as it was a little personal, and I was not ready to share that much just yet... then after that post David and I had a talk, and some things got said that blew my mind, and because of what was said has put a whole damper on the whole holiday and how I see it now - confused yip probably are but sorry not ready to talk about it on here - I did email a friend about what has happened and what has been said, thank you so much for your reply - I am going to see my psychologist in the next week to debrief all what has happened.
Anyway I need to not let myself get down about what all has happened, and need to move forward - I still have my goals, and still am planning to move to Aussie, if it is meant to be then it will all fall into place, that I am sure off - first step is emailing the embassy (I think that is who I need to contact) to see if they will accept me with my CRPS, if not then I can put that dream aside and focus on something else.
If you don't want to read the clarisonic review, then skip the next 3 paragraphs :)
Anyway onto something completely different, I would like to review the 'Clarisonic Mia 2' I purchased in Aussie at Myer, it cost me $190 ($AU) Well I highly recommend it, the first time I used it, I pushed a little hard, and had it on the second speed and my cheeks went a little red and sore... then I read the instructions (which I should have done to begin with), I read there are two speeds, so the next time I changed it to a lighter speed and didn't press it so much on my face and it worked perfect. One thing they did say when I purchased it, you need to make sure you charge it for at least 24 hours which I did. I figured as I am getting older each day, I really want to look after my skin so it can stay as youthful as possible... I have been lucky and have had good skin all my life, with not really doing much to it, but there comes a time when you need to start giving the face some tender loving care and my time has come :). It has made my face feel so nice, and it feels so clean.
I was really worried because of the price, that it would be just a whim and not really notice much difference, but I have to tell you it is fantastic and I highly recommend it, I know there are cheaper options out there, but after doing a lot of research I decided to spend the extra money and buy the clarisonic. What I do love is that it has a timer on it for 1 minute, you spend the first 20 seconds doing forehead, the next 20 seconds doing the chin and nose, and then 10 seconds each side for the cheeks, it lets you know when it is time to change to the next section of your face. It is waterproof so you can cleanse in the shower or bath and comes with a magnetic charger, it does not need to be charged daily, it will last about 24 minutes before needing recharging. You change the brush head every 3 months so I got a spare one while I was there, It is also soft enough to do it twice a day. This is what their 'website' says "Unlike spinning devices, our patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity, oscillating at a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second. The resulting flexing action works to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores and priming skin to better absorb topical treatments".
So do I recommend it, yes I do, I know it is not cheap and have not tried cheaper ones, well I did years ago, and that was a terrible experience, but if you have $200 to spare I highly recommend it. I will do another review in about 6 months time, to see how it is still going then :).
I am back into study, and enjoying it well much as you can... have planned my papers for next year and assuming I pass it all I will graduate with 1 degree next year and then the following year I will graduate with the other degree, then I may continue to do some postgrad study but only part time :). I have only been out of the house twice due to the pain with the cold weather, and they were not exciting outings, I miss miss miss being out and about... I am selling bits and pieces on our buy/sell/swap Facebook page, much easier than 'Trade Me', as you have no commission to pay and also it is local people who buy it, so no hassle with postage etc. I have sold 3 handbags, so am now even with the three I purchased in Aussie, but I do have another couple I am going to list.
Anyway meds are calling me, so better take them before I forget, catch you all soon :)