Getting Ready With HiMirror Plus

HiMirror Plus review by iliketotalkblogSmart Beauty Technology

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Being a work from home mom has definitely taken some getting used to, but being a work from home mom to a toddler is something on a whole new level! I’ve gotta keep one eye on her 24/7 or else she’ll end up grabbing something off the counter or dancing on top of the dining table! Fortunately for me, the HiMirror Plus lets me centralize where I need to be in the house to make sure that I can get ready for the day and still keep an eye on my daughter.

himirror plus review by iliketotalkblogI’d like to think I’m up to date on technology (for the most part), but hearing that a Smart Beauty Mirror existed was exciting and intriguing. Did I need one? How could it help me? What I’ve come to learn over the past few weeks is that it could be helpful to me in several ways.

I’m a big fan of exploring different skincare products to figure out what works best for me. With the HiMirror Plus, not only can I analyze my skin on a weekly basis in several ways (pore size, texture, darks spots, wrinkles, etc), but I can build a snapshot history of all the skincare readings my smart mirror has taken. And talk about techy! I also have the HiSkin device that helps analyze moisture and pigmentation levels so I can really get an in depth look at the products I need for my skin. This handheld device is just held against the skin following prompts given to you on the mirror screen and it does all the calculations for you.

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I decided to set this mirror up right smack dab in the middle of my home — which meant the dining to open living room space. My major motivation is so that I’m able to get ready in the mornings without worry of what my toddler is doing in the other room. Toddlers can be very quiet and have quick hands and I’d like to not have my house destroyed while “mommy was doing her makeup”.

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Mounting the mirror was easy and setup was done with a quick QR code reading.There is also a stand you can get separately that allows you to rest the mirror on your vanity instead of mounting.  I was pretty surprised how well a mirror could read my hand signals and waves to turn it from one screen to the next. They actually have a remote coming out really soon that give you another easy option to control the mirror. I easily “log in” to my account with a simple face recognition tool with the help of the built in HD camera.  If I choose to keep the mirror powered on throughout the day I get a weather and temperature reading, or I can stream music if I choose.  

Depending on the time of the day when I get ready, I can also choose to use HiMirror’s ambient LED lighting to help me get ready no matter how dark, or how early it is.  I also like that it has the ability to zoom in when you’re really trying to get that eye liner perfected.

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I’m most curious to see what kind of skincare analysis readings I will get in future months as I continue to track my skin and products. I enjoy tracking information like this and seeing where it steers me in the future. I’m hoping it will teach me some things about the products I am using and if I should stay the course or try something new.

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I think the HiMirror Plus would be a fabulous gift for any beauty enthusiast out there. If you love new beauty inventions, getting an in depth analysis of your skin like having your own personal beauty consultant in your home, or want to better understand how your skincare products are helping or hurting your skin, then you’ll want to take a good look at the HiMirror Plus. It does take some getting used to with the hand gesture control, but once you’ve got it, you’re good! Keep in mind they recently launched their new remote control that should make things even easier!  

Right now they have a couple bundle packages that you should know about:

HiMirror + Remote Control: $149 + free shipping

HiMirror Plus + Remote Control: $229 + free shipping

There is a current promo code for accessories (stand, HiSkin, Smart Body Scale) Just use promo code: BCLA17.  To find out more about HiMirror Plus you can visit them on their website.

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K Beauty From Caprice Clinical

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogBeing that I get introduced to so many different beauty products out there, it’s surprising I haven’t tried much from the K Beauty (Korean Beauty) market. I remember when BB Creams started to gain momentum here in the U.S, and trying a few brands I heard about, but I never ventured past that single product into the world of their innovative skincare. K Beauty is known to have some of the most advanced formulas in the world, creating products that are effective and appeal to the senses. Seeing that there wasn’t enough effective options out there, Caprice Clinical brought the best in K Beauty to offer by bringing Thelavicos to the states.

Available exclusively online and through professional skincare therapy providers, Thelavicos offers the very best in clinical skincare with a very luxurious feel. If you’ve ever been to a derm or med spa, you know they can be super picky about what they promote — so having Thelavicos chosen as something an office will carry gives it some extra weight in my book.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of their products to see what makes them different from the rest. The Thelavicos Nutrition HydroGel Mask and the BioRepair Wrinkle Eye Cream ended up on my doorstep a couple weeks ago and I’ve tried them both out and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys.

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First up was the Nutrition HydroGel Mask. To be honest, I’m usually a bigger fan for masks you apply with brush or your fingers. Sheet masks don’t always fit well and you have to worry if it’ll stay on for the recommended time for it to do it’s work. I will say that this mask fit WAY better than most because it comes in two pieces, and it’s made of a pliable hydrogel material instead of flimsy paper. Because of the durability of the mask, the packaging suggests you can use it up to two times, by carefully placing it back in the pouch and then sealing in a large ziplock to avoid it drying out. This mask is extra juicy! Not only is the gel soaked with “the good stuff”, there is ample amount left in the pouch to give you that second mask time and then some. I was able to squeeze out the remnants and use on extra parts (neck, hands) a couple of times. The mask promises to give you that refreshed, hydrated and plumped look we all live for — and I can say that it 100% left my skin looking and feeling better after using it. After taking off the mask I could immediately notice that those fine lines on under my eyes and on the high points of my cheekbones were flattened out and hydrated. I have deep lines on my forehead and while it didn’t make those disappear, my skin looked incredibly healthy. I’m not familiar with the key ingredients in this mask, but they definitely do something for my skin. Soybean Ferment Extract, Niacinamide, Palmotoyl Tripeptide and Red Ginseng are just a few of the powerhouse ingredients in this mask. Final verdict. This is MUST TRY. You definitely notice a difference when you take of the mask and you will want to use every drop of that liquid gold on your skin because it works!

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogNext up was the BioRepair Wrinkle Eye Cream. I will confess that I usually forget eye cream. I put on so many other serums and things that eye cream usually falls to the wayside. But being that the mask worked so well for me I was a little more than intrigued to try out the eye cream. This cream promises to fight wrinkles, offer a brightening effect and firm up the delicate skin around the eye area. The ingredient deck lists some things that I was curious to look up, so I thought I would share with you guys what I found out.  Edelweiss flower — known as one of the best natural anti-aging ingredients out there and works as an antioxidant, skin plumper and moisturizer.  Snow Lotus extract works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that nourishes tired skin (hello, new mom under-eye-bags!!), and Soybean Ferment Extract which is nutrient dense component that soothes and replenishes the skin.

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogI used this cream morning and night — not even using a full pump – more like half a pump for both eyes and found that it absorbed rather quickly and did not interfere with foundation or concealer. Sometimes creams will break down you makeup and you’ll have those creases of excess makeup under your eyes –well, not with this cream. Verdict: definitely a useful product if you remember to actually use eye cream. I hope I will remember now!

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogCaprice Clinical offers a few other products from Thelavicos, such as their Enzyme Washing Powder, Nutrition Cream, Whitening Vitamin C Serum, and their Most Active Skincare Set.  To find out more about Thelavicos, you can visit the website for more information. You can also follow them on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex

Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activing Complex review by iliketotalkblogA Better Hyaluronic Acid

A great skincare routine can help maintain the health of your skin, keeping your complexion clear, bright and youthful. Sticking to a regimen that suites your skin type can make or break how your skin looks. We all know those days when we slack on drinking water or washing our makeup off after a long, tiring day –because it shows the very next day!  Now that I’m in my mid-thirties I’m much better about taking care of my skin and paying attention to what it needs, which is a cleansing exfoliator, treatments such as serums, moisturization and protection.

While each step is just as important as the next, I really take pride in the treatments I chose for my skin, which usually include a hyaluronic acid serum, a vitamin C serum, and retinol. Recently, I was given an opportunity from Jan Marini Skin Research to try their HYLA3D HA Activating Complex, which treats the visible signs of aging in three different ways.

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This isn’t just any regular hyaluronic acid serum. HYLA3D Activating Complex utilizes a high tech formula that includes different forms of hyaluronic acid that reach deep into the layers of the skin, boosters that enhance HA’s abilities to plump the skin from within, and peptides along with antioxidants that help rebuild collagen and elastin to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With all three aspects of this serum working together, the skin’s moisturization levels improve, plumping the skin to it’s most youthful appearance. Can we say, hollaaaa!!!

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It’s recommended to use both morning and night on the face and neck. One good pump of this golden serum will do the trick after cleansing and exfoliating when the skin will accept treatments the best. Then follow with either your daytime moisturizer/SPF or night time cream.

I love that this goes beyond what a normal hyaluronic acid serum would do, by including the benefits of peptides and antioxidants. I’ve never included peptides in my routine before but now understand why I should have been using them from the start! I’ve always seen this brand in NewBeauty before, but never realized how much I needed them in my life until I started using this serum. I’d really love to try this with one of their full skincare systems to maximize the results I am looking for.

To find out more about Jan Marini products you can visit their website or stay connected through their Facebook or Instagram pages. Jan Marini is holding a amazing spring event during the month of May where you can win prizes and gain access to special promotions. Don’t pass up this chance to get in on the Jan Marini goodness!  Locate a Spring Renewal National Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes by clicking here.