Best new beauty gadgets – CTV Tech Talk

Best new beauty gadgets – CTV Tech Talk

It’s all about the science of beauty on Tech Talk TV this month!

Mighty Purse charging clutch

MightyPurse is a good sized clutch purse with a wrist strap that has built-in charging. The MightyPurse features a hidden built-in 4000Ah battery that manufacturer H Butler says can recharge your smartphone up to two times per charge. The power bank has an LED charge indicator so you always know how much power is left in your purse.

The power bank is hidden in a zipper central compartment, but the purse also has plenty of room for your smartphone, headphones and a small wallet. There’s also credit card pockets, a zipper coin compartment and hidden cable compartment. For more information, read the review here.

Clarisonic Mia 2 with Foundation brush

Clarisonic makes face and body brushes that use ultrasonic waves to lift dirt and impurities from the skin, supposedly resulting in a much deeper clean, and healthier skin. While some cleansing brushes use a spinning head to scrub the skin, Clarisonic’s devices use what they say is patented technology.

“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 created between the outer and inner brushes work to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores and priming skin to better absorb topical treatments.”

Read the reviews of the Clarisonic Smart Profile brush here or the Mia Fit here.

T3 Micro Featherweight Luxe 2i

t3 micro hair dryer featherweight luxe 2i fastest best dyson betterThe Luxe 2i is a high end hair dryer which features tourmaline and ceramic to emit negative ions and infrared heat which T3 says makes drying faster, and hair more healthy looking. The device is also said to “create a high volume of ion-enriched air to quickly dry large sections of hair”.

Overall this dryer dries hair very quickly . It has a wide flow of concentrated air that whisks away moisture quickly T3 calls this its “soft air” technology. There are two speeds and three heat settings to give you versatility.

read more about what sets the T3 Micro Featherweight Luxe 2i apart in our review.

T3 Micro Twirl 360

When I heard about T3’s new curling iron which it says will create, “flawless curls, powered by science” I was more than a little interested.t3micro twirl 360 automatic smart curling iron
The T3 Micro Twirl 360 is a 1.25″ barrel ceramic curling iron. While it looks like most standard curling irons, its lovely white sheathing makes it look ultra modern. But behind the nice styling is some serious technology, because this curling iron can curl your hair virtually by itself, because it has a built in gyroscope that whirls the curls for you.

Read how it works and whether it’s a good pick in the review.

CONTEST – Win a Mighty Purse or a Clarisonic Mia 2!**Please note the contest is now closed. A winner will be announced shortly**

To enter, please write a (preferably nice!) comment in the comments section below. Please note you need to be able to come to CTV to pick up your prize. Shipping is not provided.

Contest is now closedYou may enter today until midnight. Contest closes at 11:59pm MT Tuesday August 8th, 2017. One entry per person. Duplicate/additional entries on the same day will be discarded. Please enter using one of the Keywords provided on TV. Please note you need to be able to come to CTV to pick up your prize. Shipping is not provided.

The Fine Print:
I’ll get in touch with the winner via email. Winner must respond to my email within 24 hours. If I do not receive a response/acknowledgement of the win, your entry is forfeited/discarded and I’ll redraw under same 24 hour timeframe until I get a winner to acknowledge.

I’ll pick one winner at random from among all the website entries. Only 1 entry per person, per day please; duplicate entries will be discarded.
Contest closes at 11:59pm MT Tuesday August 8th. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Not valid in Quebec.

1 winner will receive 1 Mighty Purse, 1 winner will receive a Clarisonic Mia 2 device. While entrants may indicate their preference of prize via Keyword, does not guarantee any entrant will receive their preferred prize. bears no responsibility for prizes not delivered, delayed or misdirected, or not claimed after 30 days. Prize has no cash value. ErinLYYC has the right to substitute a similar prize, so the prizes may not be exactly as shown.

Winner’s name(s) Will be posted to this website and/or social media after the drawing.
If for any reason the internet portion of the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of this website which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, erinlyyc reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. Prize may not be exactly as show in accompanying photographs.

Prize are supplied to by a third party, as such bears no responsibility for prizes delayed, misdirected, adjusted, substituted, or otherwise not supplied.
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Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.


  1. Terra Vetter on August 8, 2017 at 7:26 am


  2. Terra Vetter on August 8, 2017 at 7:26 am


  3. Penny on August 8, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Tuned in just in time to catch you! I love all of these products. I feel like the Mighty Purse would end my constant purse-searching for phone and charger, and I would pop it right inside my tote to get somewhat organized. Thanks!! Code: MIGHTY

  4. Christine Robb on August 8, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Awesome segment on morning live. Great new stuff.
    Secret words Mighty or MIA.
    Love the chargeable purse
    Thanks in advance


  5. Sewng Yuk on August 8, 2017 at 7:27 am


  6. Michelle Waldorf on August 8, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Love your segment “Mia”

  7. Nicole Heisler on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Just saw you on CTV morning live. I have to admit my 10 month old was quite excited and loud about her eggs for breakfast at the time, but I caught almost all of the segment! I have heard about all the products but the clarisonic sounds the most interesting. I’ve struggled with eczema my whole life and friends of mine with it say that it’s been great for their skin. I would love to try it, ( I just keep forgetting …) and if I am not the lucky one, I’ll have to add it to my christmas wish list. Thanks for the chance and keep up the great blog.

  8. David McAllister on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Cool stuff! My wife would absolutely love either the clutch or the foundation brush! 🤞

  9. Kim randall on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Love the mighty purse charging option! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve been out for the day and into the night when my phone runs out of batteries. Great idea!

    • Kim Randall on August 8, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Forgot to put in the secret word…Mia or mighty

  10. kate on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    awesome segment
    secret words: mighty of mia

  11. Jacqueline Neher on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    MIA or Mighty
    Love the segment this morning! Looking forward to more tech gadgets that make sense in the morning (and on the go)!

  12. Sara Bruce on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Mighty purse, Mighty awesome.
    Secret words, Mighty and Mia.

  13. Vanessa Taylor on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I enjoyed your reviews on CTV! I would love to enter the Clarisonic Mia 2 contest, contest word being “MIA”

  14. Lisa Wilmott on August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Love the ‘mighty’ purse!


  15. Jennifer Funari on August 8, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Can’t wait to try the Clairsonic Mia 2, as well as the blow dryer and curling iron. Thank you for doing the research to find such cool products!

  16. Monica Biensch on August 8, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Mia and Mighty! How cool are these items! Good to be kept current as to what is the latest in personal care items and love the clutch! Thanks to CTV Calgary for airing this!

  17. Diane O'farrell on August 8, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Amazing new products! Love the mighty purse for sure. Learning to embrace new technology at the tender age of 67!!

  18. Sue Hoffman on August 8, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Very cool devices. Any girl would love the charging purse!

  19. Janice Whatmore on August 8, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Love the purse! Mighty nice!

  20. Kelly Fitzpatrick on August 8, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Love the products seems like all are a must have!

    • Kelly Fitzpatrick on August 8, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Oh and I forgot to add Mia and Mighty!!

  21. Norine Miller on August 8, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Mia. Very cool gadgets!! Loved the Clarisonic!

  22. Rhonda Gemsa on August 8, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Usually not interested in the Tech segment but LOVED today’s. Mighty purse is totally awesome! Secret words Mia or Mighty

  23. Jessica on August 8, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Just moved to Calgary from Ottawa four weeks ago and I’m enjoying ctv morning live and really enjoyed today’s tech talk! Those are neat everyday gadgets, (mighty or Mia) that I need to look for now. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  24. Wendy Ruel on August 8, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I loved the Clarisonic Mia and the other gadgets designed to make our lives easier. It is nice to see that technology has adapted and is now transferred to affordable artifacts that can be found at home.

  25. Gaylene johns on August 8, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Love both the mighty and the Mia and ctv .

  26. louise1124 on August 8, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Love the potential of not having devices konk out! Very innovative and useful accessory.

  27. Chris Kryzalka on August 8, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Enjoyed learning about this new technology on CTV news today. I would love to win the
    Mia foundation brush and the Mighty purse. Contest word ”Mia or ”Mighty”

  28. louise1124 on August 8, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Secret words….Mia or Mighty

  29. Jean McRae on August 8, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Great products everything a girl needs.The purse is a great idea I seem to alway be on low. Thanks !

  30. Tracey Nakamura on August 8, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Great segment this morning. Cool items. Mia and Mighty. Thanks for showing all the great products.

  31. Esther Madziya on August 8, 2017 at 7:45 am

    What a great segment and so many amazing new products!! Love the purse and when I’m always on the go, I’d no longer stress out seeing the message “connect your charger”!!

    KeyWord: “MIGHTY”

    Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to everyone!

  32. Kathy on August 8, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I would love the Clarisonic!! Work is Mia or Mighty. Thank you!

  33. Jessica on August 8, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Mia. Enjoy your tech talk segments.🌞

  34. Val on August 8, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Love the mighty and the Mia

  35. Kathy Bullock on August 8, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Good morning, thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest. I am 59 years old gal and would appreciate trying one of the two prizes. Thank you, Kathy Bullock

  36. patricia on August 8, 2017 at 8:01 am

    My tablet is my knitting pattern library! I’d enjoy a charging source for that. But the Clarisonic might make me feel young again! Secret words “mighty” and “mia”

  37. Monique on August 8, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on the Mia. I am always interested in technology that help us look and feel better and decrease our stress. Keyword__Mia

  38. Caryn S on August 8, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Love these new beauty products. Both the mighty and mia would be amazing to have!

  39. Beth Castle on August 8, 2017 at 8:30 am


  40. Matt B on August 8, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Although “mighty” “Mia” is not the misses name, I am sure that she would love these. Great set as always Erin 👍

  41. Jan Bowen on August 8, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for making viewers aware of all these great products!!!

  42. Lance Nakamura on August 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Very interesting products and you make it look like fun! Love technology!

  43. Anne McGhee on August 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Great products – Mighty and Mia

  44. Cheryl Royston on August 8, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Love the “MIA” and the “MIGHTY”!! Great giveaway!

  45. Aneta Vachon on August 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Love the review of the hair dryer Fairweather especially in comparison with Dyson, thank you Erin

  46. Nicole Suitor on August 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    MIA – Love the hair dryer review as I’ve considered a Dyson for a while. Great products.

  47. Ruth Longhurst on August 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I love watching your CTV introduction to new technology. Thank you for showing us gadgets that are out there- great gift ideas. I love both the MIA and the MIGHTY.

  48. Erica Lister on August 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Love your segment on CTV. Mighty

  49. Betty Sutherland on August 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    These are definitely must have products! Thanks for sharing. Keyword MIA or MIGHTY;