Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream Review


Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream Review

Lately, I’ve been showing off this bright orange cleansing device on my social media accounts. During that time you’ve probably wondered what is that thing, and why am I using it. It’s the latest sonic cleansing device from Michael Todd, Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream Cleansing System.

What is the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Cleansing System?

 I’ve used sonic cleansing systems previously, but the Soniclear Elite is different. The brush heads are made with built-in antimicrobial protection to aid in the reduction of bacteria growth in the bristles between uses. It also has six total speeds distributed evenly across the two brush heads: a gentle one for the face, and one with a lot more power for the body.

  • Clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of bacteria after 24 hours compared to untreated control 
  • Waterproof with six (6) speed settings & 2 brush heads for customizable experience 
  • Automatic timer standardizes cleansing experience for consistent results 
  • Sonic powered sweeping motion stays within safe range of natural elasticity 
  • Clinically validated to be up to six (6) times more effective than cleansing with hands alone 
  • Replace antimicrobial brushes every 6 months versus the competitor’s every 3 months 

Features C-Boost Collagen Technology

  • Clinically validated to improve the appearance of fine lines by 84% in 8 weeks 
  • Clinically validated to improve skin firmness by 70% in 8 weeks 
  •  Clinically validated to improve skin texture by 91% in 8 weeks 

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Collage

You’re probably wondering how well did the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream perform?

I’ve used both the facial and body brush heads, and of the two, the facial brush head is a personal favorite. At first, the Soniclear Elite brush head for the face was too abrasive for my not so sensitive skin; it hurt to use. Therefore, I requested a different brush head that worked much better!

With the new brush head, my skin didn’t hurt or feel raw post use. It was actually smoother, clearer, and a lot brighter., and of course, cleaner, thus allowing my other skincare products like serums and overnight masks to absorb much better. My favorite time to use the Soniclear Elite is after I remove my makeup in the evenings. The Soniclear Elite combined with my favorite cleanser does a good job of making sure any makeup residue my makeup remover didn’t catch is gone. Also, since this device has antimicrobial brush heads, I didn’t experience any breakouts post usage, which I would experience when using my other sonic cleansing device.

Now, let’s get the body brush for the Soniclear Elite. It worked well to help exfoliate and soften the skin on areas like my elbows, knees, and heels of the feet. I’ve tried using it on my entire body, but felt like it just took a lot of time, especially in the mornings; therefore, I suggest saving it for use in the evenings.

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite in Dock

I loved that since owning the Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream I haven’t had to charge it since the first charge. I mean, I don’t use it daily, but it is still impressive that after a few months, it is still holding charge. I use the nifty little charging cradle to hold

Overall, I am happy with the results achieved from using the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream.  If you don’t suffer from sensitive skin, and you’re looking for a skin-cleansing device with anti-microbial brush heads, multifunctional characteristics that help keep your skin on your face and body clearer, smoother, and cleaner, I suggest looking into the Soniclear Elite.

The Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream is available for $159 on http://www.michaeltoddusa.com.

What do you think about the Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream Cleansing System? 

Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette Review

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Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette

Just when I thought I’ve reached my max limit on the number of [neutral] palettes to own, in walks in the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette.

“The true inspiration behind the Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette comes from all these years of trying to understand the usage of shadows and light within the portraits I draw.”

—Kat Von D

The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette is not your regular eye shadow palette – it features three color quads in neutral, cool, and warm shades that help you contour your eyes to help lift them to look more youthful, define them to create depth, as well as help bring balance and dimension to the eyes whether you need to bring them together or apart.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette Swatches

My Thoughts:

I love the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette. If you know me, you know that I love my matte eye shadows. The ones in this palette are amazing! Unlike some matte eye shadows I have used, these are not powdery, and do not look ashy on the skin. The eye shadows apply effortlessly – like butter, and it doesn’t take much work for me to blend in order to achieve the look I wanted. And the pigment on these babies! ‘Shax’, which is the black shade, is probably one of the deepest black eye shadows I’ve used, and you only need a little.

The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette wore well throughout the day on me. On hot 85+ degree-days in New York City, there was no creasing or fading, at all. In fact, after 12 hours, my eye shadow looked the same from when I first applied it.

Below is a look I created using the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette and the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Ultra Black.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette Look

First, I applied a primer, and then I used three shades from the palette as follows:

  • Lid – Incius (blended up to the crease)
  • Outer V – Shax
  • Blending – Solas

Finally, I created my signature-winged liner using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Ultra Black.

I’d definitely recommend picking up the The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette. Above is just one look I’ve created using the palette, but the palette has so much more to offer; the possibilities are endless.

The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette is the perfect palette to add to your makeup stash, especially if you’re a working makeup artist, but even if you’re not, it’s still an excellent palette to own. Its versatility allows you to meet the needs of anyone of any skintone, which means a lighter makeup kit since you don’t have tote along multiple neutral eye shadows because you have it all in this one palette.

The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette is available for $46 at Sephora or Sephora.com.

Do you own the Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette? If so, what are your thoughts on it.




LUNA by FOREO for Sensitive/Normal Skin Review

LUNA by FOREO Review

PR SAMPLE | AFFILIATE LINKSLUNA by FOREO Sensitive/Normal SkinI’m back with another FOREO product review courtesy of iFABBO, but this time I am reviewing their innovative facial cleansing device, the LUNA by FOREO for Sensitive/Normal Skin.

The LUNA by FOREO is not your everyday cleansing device. It’s a gentle, yet effective cleansing tool that works double duty with its cleansing and anti-aging properties. It features T-Sonic™ Technology, which send up to 8,000 pulsations per minute to aid in the gentle removal of dead skin cells, unclog pore of 99.5% of dirt and oil, and 98.5% of makeup residue. FOREO also makes claims that the lower frequency anti-aging surface help smooth out fine lines. But, how does it really measure up?

Just like the ISSA by FOREO that I previously reviewed, the LUNA by FOREO is made up of non-abrasive silicone material that feels both smooth and soft on the skin. The silicone also provides the LUNA by FOREO with antibacterial properties, which FOREO claims makes the LUNA™ “35x more hygienic than standard sonic cleansing brushes.”

LUNA by FOREO Review _ Different Sides

FOREO claims that after “…2 minutes using your LUNA™ morning and night the [LUNA] leaves the skin looking naturally beautiful with a healthy-looking glow, while lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.“

Using the LUNA by FOREO is easy. It’s just like using any other sonic cleansing device. When cleansing my face, I normally wet both my face and the device, and then apply my favorite cleanser to the LUNA™ and turn it on.  The LUNA™ pulsates, although ever so lightly, when it’s time to move on to another area of the face, which is a good way to avoid over cleansing the different areas of your face. At 30, I’m blessed to not have wrinkles; therefore, I rarely used the LUNA™ in Anti-Aging mode.

FOREO claimed that after three days of using the LUNA™, you’d notice healthier more youthful skin. In fact, they were right. Using the LUNA by FOREO both day and night combined with the other usual suspects of my skincare routine my skin has been 100 x’s clearer than it has ever been. It’s also a lot smoother.

LUNA by FOREO Review

After my experience with the ISSA by FOREO, I’m surprised at how much I am in-love with the LUNA by FOREO! I like that the LUNA by FOREO is gentle, yet effective at getting my skin clean. Unlike other sonic cleansers I’ve used that require the use of brush heads, which can be harsh and abrasive on the skin, the LUNA was the exact opposite.  Although I thought the LUNA would be hard to hold and maneuver around my face, it wasn’t. And, it wasn’t hard getting it to clean the smaller areas of my face like the sides of my nose.

I also like that the LUNA is waterproof, and can be used up to 450 times before having to recharge it, and best of all, there are no expensive brush heads to replace.

LUNA by FOREO Review in hand

Remember I mentioned that the LUNA is hygienic due to the silicone body? Usually, after a month or so of using other sonic cleansers with replaceable brush heads, my face would break out, which was probably from bacterial build-up on the brushes. Who knew? With the LUNA I didn’t have that issue.

Since I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling in the upcoming months, I’m happy to report how lightweight is the LUNA by FOREO. It also comes with a cute little pouch to tote it around, which means I can keep it in my purse for cleansing my face during my upcoming 13-hour flight. And since the LUNA™ holds its charge for up to 450 uses, I don’t have to clutter up my luggage with another charger.


Overall, I’m happy with the LUNA by FOREO for Sensitive/Normal skin. If you’re looking for an effective cleansing device that is gentle, perfect for travel, and saves you money in the long run due to you not having to purchase replacement brush heads, I suggest picking up the LUNA by FOREO. Plus, it helps that the LUNA, regardless of whichever version you pick up for yourself – Combination Skin (blue), Ultra-Sensitive Skin (white), or the male version (black) – it’s sure going to look great sitting atop your vanity.

You can purchase here the LUNA for $199 in the version that caters to your specific skincare need.

Have you tried the LUNA by FOREO? If so, are you as in-love with is as me?

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ISSA by FOREO in Mint Review


ISSA by FOREO Review

On the days I’m not wearing makeup, next to my skin, there’s always one part of me that’s always receiving compliments – my teeth. I maintain the health of my teeth and gums by brushing regularly, flossing, and rinsing with peroxide, which helps keep my teeth looking their whitest. Besides, in my book nothing beats a beautiful smile with nice white teeth, which is why I decided to test out the ISSA by FOREO in the Mint shade when offered through my iFabbo membership.

The ISSA by FOREO is described as

The world’s first electric toothbrush made completely from silicone, the ISSA™ is a groundbreaking at-home dental solution for cleaning and whitening. Just 2 minutes’ use every morning and night will leave your teeth looking whiter and brighter while a gentle gum-massage function will lead to healthier-looking gums – so you can show off your smile with confidence.

  • ISSA by FOREO Features
  • High-intensity pulsations
  • Silicone Bristles
  • 3D Flexible Brush head


My Thoughts on the ISSA by FOREO

I’m not new to the electric brush game; however, using an all silicone brush that not only prevents bacteria build up, is gentle on the gums, and easy to clean excited me.

The ISSA by FOREO has a beautiful sleek design that makes it easy to hold. The flexible brush head of the ISSA by FOREO made it easier to maneuver around my mouth. I liked the timer feature of the ISSA by FOREO that let me know it was time to move over to another area of my mouth or that the brushing session was now complete. I like that the bottom of the ISSA was flat, which allowed it to stand on it’s own, which looked nice sitting on my bathroom sink. Plus, the color options were pretty cool, too. However, the joy of having and using an ISSA by FOREO ended there.

ISSA by FOREO Brush Head

Compared to my drugstore brand electric brush, the high-end ISSA did not do a good job in cleaning my teeth. It didn’t matter how I used it, the length of time, or even the type of toothpaste – the brush just did not do a good job at removing plaque – the soft buildup. I did, however, like the gentle massage my gums received from using the ISSA.

My teeth are tightly placed together, and because of that the larger silicone bristles the ISSA by FOREO has, it made it impossible to get in between my teeth where other brushes have succeeded in cleaning.

ISSA by FOREO Buttons

Yes, it’s nice that the ISSA only needs to be charged every six months, and the brush head only needs to be replaced annually, but what’s the purpose of a toothbrush if it isn’t effectively cleaning?

Overall, after using the ISSA by FOREO toothbrush, I found that this brush was so gentle on my teeth and gums that it was ineffective at removing plaque from my teeth.   Unfortunately, the ISSA will remain sitting on my bathroom vanity making it look nice.

The ISSA by FOREO is available for $199 in three additional shades: Lavender, Cobalt Blue, and Black on the FOREO website.

Have you tried the ISSA by FOREO? If so, what do you think about it?

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