Beauty & Makeup: New Products I'm Excited About

Whether it's makeup, cell phones, or cars, there's always a new product, new version, new colour, or new model to choose from. If I purchased every product I ever liked, I'd need a few warehouses to store everything, or maybe my own mall. I try my best not to have too many products at a time (or what I like to call blogger backups), where you have 12 facial cleansers, 78 unused lipsticks, a hoard of product samples,  & millions of other things lined up to try.

I have backups but it's manageable. It's something I'm trying to cut down on, especially since I'm traveling more & can work from anywhere. All that aside, you're here to learn all about my latest purchases. So, let's get to it!

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OSEA kindly send me a second Ocean Cleansing Mudd after I showed it as an empty favorite on my Instagram Story. I've mentioned OSEA in a couple of gift guides:  Valentine's Day & Mother's Day. It's a brand I genuinely love! This Cleansing Mudd is invigorating, the perfect wake-me-up in the morning. Both Fred & I love using it!

There was a packaged deal with the Physicians Formula Nude Wear Nude Glow Powder Light & the other Physicans Formula facial powder. The Glow Powder has initial glitter on the very outer layer; after about two uses it was gone & now there's no more shimmer. Boo! But still some good basics to have around.

The boscia Tsubaki Oil Infused Exfoliating Powder was a random Marshall's find & I'm couldn't be happier. This is a gem. I love everything about it — packaging, scent, effectiveness. However, I was reading a few online reviews & some people said they didn't like smell. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm absolutely in love with this Crabtree & Evelyn Sweet Almond Oil Shower Gel. I love almond & marzipan, so this smells delectable. Fun fact: you can see this exact product in the background of a Friends episode. The one where Monica is in the bath...I don't remember the exact episode. Dang it!

Do you know which Friends episode I'm talking about? Which of these my latest finds looks the most promising? Tell me about your latest purchase. :]

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  1. I love Sweet Almond oil! I use the natural oil as a makeup remover, I should try the shower gel i'm sure it would do wanders to my skin :)

  2. I am all over that Crabtree & Evelyn Sweet Almond Oil Shower Gel. And dang now you're making me want to go through my Friends DVD to look for the episode LOL!

  3. Oh I haven't tried or even heard of these products, I'm really interested to check them out though! xo, Brittany |

  4. I've heard such great things about the boscia brand but have yet to try any of the products, do you fee like the Tsubaki Oil Infused Exfoliating Powder worked well??

  5. The sweet almond oil looks good and I've heard good things about boscia products.

  6. I havn't tried any of these, but the cleansing mud sounds awesome!

    Nicole |

  7. I love finding new products to try, and I haven't used any of these! Thank you for sharing them :)

  8. These products sound amazing! Will be checking them out!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  9. Ooh, that shower gel sounds nice!
    Aleeha xXx


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