New Face Products I'm Excited About

There's something remarkably invigorating about buying something new. Wouldn't you say? As bloggers, we often receive products to review & try, but there's another level of satisfaction when you buy & choose an item yourself. It's carefully curated, hand-picked, & plucked from all the other products in the world.

face products

I've recently been on the hunt for more natural, cruelty-free options to add to my facial regimen. I try to avoid placing harsh nasties onto my skin whenever I can, but it's a work in progress. These are four items I purchased in the last couple weeks. I'm really excited about them! Oh me! Oh my! I can't contain my excitement; let's just get on with it.

palmer's facial milk

The very first thing I bought was the Palmer's Skin Success Eventone Facial Milk Foaming Cleanser. The long-winded name leaves me breathless if I try to say it in its entirety. Now try it three times fast. Never mind, you have better things to do. This foaming cleanser is not tested on animals. Woohoo! I don't really have much experience with foaming cleansers, but this Palmer's product sold me. It leaves my face squeaky clean & the scent is irresistible. I can't precisely place my finger on it, but it kind of reminds me of Jennifer Lopez's Glow by JLo perfume circa 1998.

good things micellar water

I have another long named product for you & it's the Good Things Acai Berry Multi-tasking Micellar Water Cleanse + Soothe. I purchased this micellar water at T.J. Maxx, but I did a little bit of online snooping & this brand is sold at Boots. I'd been hearing about the wonder of the world that is micellar water & I figured I'd give this brand a go. The slight berry scent is delightfully refreshing. I haven't used this too much, so stay tuned for an in-depth review in the future.

alba botanica

CC creams & BB creams are all the rage these days so I took note of it & made the leap. I decided to go with the Alba Botanica Even Advanced CC Cream in fair to light. The color actually looks pretty dark but it blends in effortlessly. I can immediately notice my skin has a more even tone once this is applied. Bonus points for SPF 15 & six-in-one color correction.

plantlife essential oil

I am an essential oil fan. I received some Aura Cacia essential oils last year & fell in love. Check out my review here. This Plantlife 100% Pure Rosemary Essential Oil is the newest to my collection.  I adore the smell of rosemary; I enjoy adding it to my foods, but I never considered it as an essential oil. When I spotted this, I immediately purchased it. You can use essential oils for aromatherapy, massages, perfumes, baths, & more. I haven't used it except as a perfume & body oil so we shall see how it goes.


I'll get around to doing a full review for each product in the next few weeks. I want to utilize them for a while before I give you an opinion. Make sure you stay tuned, friends. Meanwhile I will test these out & relish in the joy that comes with buying new products. Here's hoping I don't buy too much more. Eek.

Do you get excited when you buy new products? Are you an essential oil fan like me? Which of these sounds interesting to you? :]

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56 comments

  1. I always get so excited when I buy new products! I don't know what makes it so exciting for me, haha. Anyways, the CC cream sounds very interesting. Can't wait to read a full review about it from you :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  2. These sound like great products! Thanks for sharing!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a lovely selection of products! The CC cream looks and sounds great! x

    The Belle Narrative

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  4. Such a great post, Carmen! I also try to avoid using products on both my hair and skin that have harsh ingredients. I try to look for sulfate and paraben free, not tested on animals and organic. I'm glad you feel the same, it's so important! I'll have to look into that Alba CC cream because as my skin is starting to clear up from some acne scars, I want to use something lighter on my face than a foundation and since you said you noticed it even your skin's tone, it sounds like a fit (I have some redness around my nose). My mom is huge into essential oils, so I've tried a few, but never rosemary! I'll have to look into that one.

    Thanks for sharing all this info and I hope you have an amazing day and weekend, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. That's great Jalisa! My skin has been breaking out in the last few weeks so I kind of want to go the more natural route to see how it goes. The CC cream is great so far! :]

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  5. Great Post, the CC Cream looks like its going to be a good product ♥

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  6. The Acai Berry Water Cleanse sounds promising and I'm sure the subtle scent is incredible. Curious about your review, Carmen!

    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    1. The scent is lovely. I put it on last night & my boyfriend said my face smelled good. :]

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  7. These products look good! Acai berry micellar water sounds great, can't wait to read your review:)

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  8. I get so excited about new stuff too! Those looks like some great products! :)

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  9. Ooo, you have a good list here! I have been enjoying Palmer's classing oil and it leaves my skin feeling really soft!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I'll have to try that. Loving Palmer's so far. :]

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  10. great post dear! I love your blog:)

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  11. The Palmer's foaming cleanser sounds lovely. x

    Jordan Alice

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  12. I get excited all the time when it comes to new products, right after I purchased it I just couldn't wait until I get home, open the packaging and try it on! I've seen so many palmers products on the drugstore, but it never really caught my eye, this foaming cleanser sounds so good because the facial milk got my attention, I hope it will be available in here soon :)

    Sitha | lemmeswatchit.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been known to open products immediately as well, Sitha. :]

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  13. Great suggestions, I've tried a few products from the 'Good Things' range, they were brilliant, and had a lovely scent :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's awesome, Kay! I'd never even heard or seen them until I bought the micellar water. :]

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  14. Such an awesome post! I love learning about new products! The CC cream looks amazing, definitely something I would like to try!

    Diane

    www.petiteinparis.com

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  15. Very interesting post. I've never heard of these products before.

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

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  16. Amazing post x

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  17. ooo i love finding new cruelty free beauty products! must try a couple of these!! xo

    http://thewatercolourjar.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I definitely get excited when buying new products for myself too :) I'm not a big oil fan but I've heard a lot about them so I might try some out!

    Ayesha xxx

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    1. Oh my gosh! Essential oils are amazing & so versatile. :]

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  19. the micellar water sounds interesting!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  20. I'd love to try that foam cleanser.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  21. I love the post! Have a nice weekend:)

    irenethayer.com

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  22. interesting products! looking forward to the individual reviews!

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  23. That foaming cleanser looks great. I love foaming cleansers! X
    www.lemontierres.com

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    1. I like foaming cleansers too. Now that I tried this at least. :]

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  24. I've seen quite a few Good Things products in TK Maxx too, I really want to pick something up from the brand someday as I always hear great things about them :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Definitely try them out! It's a great product. :]

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  25. I can't wait for your review of the micellar water. THat looks interesting, is it like a toner?
    -Lily
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    1. You know what I'm not entirely sure. I think it does act as a toner though. :]

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  26. Great selection of products! I can't wait to hear your review on the Good things Water Cleanse. And I love essential oils - my favorite is lavender oil. I also use peppermint and cedar wood for cleaning. I love your bracelet too - is that a locket?

    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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    1. I love lavender oil! Never tried cedar wood. :]

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  27. I really like Lavender oil. The smell is great and it helps soothing you.

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    Tamara

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  28. Hello Carmen! I am huge fan of products that don't contain lots of chemicals or harsh ingredients and that are cruelty free so this post is just spot on. I love the Alba Botanica brand a lot and any type of essential oil (I make my own serums using all kind of different oils) but the Micellar Water you shared seems to be also perfect for me especially when I travel. Would love to try it so I will definitively check it out. Thanks so much for sharing and may you have a super wonderful and blessed week! XOXO, Jeannette

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    1. I'd love to learn more about your serums! Sounds so amazing! :]

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  29. What lovely treats for you to enjoy, so far they all sound fabulous
    I've recently become addicted to having an essential oil bath... so soothing!

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    1. That sounds like a spectacular idea! :]

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  30. The products seems interesting
    What a lovely review

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  31. Oh my gosh I have to try that face milk! You are right what a captivating name haha I am always a fan of more natural beauty products so this is a great round up for me!!!
    XOXO
    Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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  32. Thanks for your share, and i also love Aura Cacia. Very good

    xx

    http://www.missydressesau.com

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  33. There is no other feeling in the world like buying new things.!!I am really intrigued to try the Palmer's Skin Success Eventone Facial Milk Foaming Cleanser.

    xoxo from Greece
    Fay
    http://faythisway.blogspot.gr/

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  34. I am such a sucker for natural, cruelty-free products as well - so thank you for letting me know about these products! I've always loved the brand Palmers so I'm super keen to try out their foaming cleanser, and I just heard about micellar water for the first time yesterday so can't wait for your in-depth review! :)

    Raashi
    http://raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yeah, I am still trying out the micellar water, so I need to get a better feel of it. :]

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  35. What lovely treats for you to enjoy, so far they all sound fabulous.

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  36. Sounds i great products to treat yourself with. Palmers products are really good.

    Tega Enai
    www.tegaenai.com
    xoxo..

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  37. I can't wait for your review on the good things water!! I love their honey cleanser ^_^ its one of my absolute favourites and the only cleanser I've ever repurchased
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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