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Some new products have made their way into my life recently; some good, some amazing. Instead of doing a single post about each one, I thought I’d lump them all into one convenient post because a) I’m lazy and b) there really isn’t enough to say about each one to merit individual posts.

1. Bioderma Sebium Intensive Purifying Care. This is an interesting one. I’ve long been a fan of the Sebium Pore Refiner (you can read my review here) so I’m interested to see how this one plays out. It’s specifically for acne prone skin and promises to reduce scarring and blemishes and significantly reduce the appearance of blackheads. I’ve only used it once so far so I will report back in more detail in a few weeks time. I will say however, it has a gorgeous texture – soft, silky and very soothing on the skin. Watch this space…

2. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer. This is a lovely product. I’ve been slapping it on for a few days now and it hasn’t resulted in any breakouts or other reactions. What I have noticed however, is that my skin is SIGNIFICANTLY less red. I put that in caps just to stress how massive the difference is. Like, major. I really like the texture of this, how it feels on my skin and the packaging. Who doesn’t love a bit of Kiehl’s? Possible HG product, that’s all I’m saying for now…

3. Karora Tinted Self Tan Mist. This is one of a couple of new tanning products that I have tried recently. I met lovely Karen from Karora a couple of weeks ago here in Dubai for a coffee and a natter. Karora is being launched here at the end of the year so she gave me this one to try and Karora Instant Self Tan, which I haven’t got around to using yet. The mist is a tricky one (well, for non-tanning experts like myself). Due to its delicious smell and super light um, misty texture I didn’t really pay much attention to what I was doing the first time I applied it and treated it like a non-fake tan. I shoved it on sloppily and thought ‘that’ll do’ – as a result it was patchy in various places. Once I applied it correctly however, it was a whole different story. The colour of this is gorgeous and so natural, plus the mist texture makes it very easy to apply. What’s going on with Irish brands taking over the tanning market, eh? Vita Liberata, Karora and now Cocoa Brown (which I’ll be reviewing this week). It’s probably because we’re a nation of pale faces and know a good fake tan when we see it… ha!

4. Oribe Dry Texturising Spray. There has been so much faff about this in the beauty blogging community the last couple of months that I have been mad to try it. People have been singing its praises saying it’s the best volumising product on the market, etc. Laura was also sucked in by the claims so she picked up two cans for us from Space NK. I have to say, I genuinely don’t get what all the fuss is about. It’s basically a bog standard dry shampoo – albeit one that makes your hair feel like damp, dense straw at times. Yes, it volumises (is that a word?) the hair nicely but so does my Davines Refreshing Spray and so do Batiste’s offerings. A nice product but outrageously overpriced.

5. Narciso Rodriguez for her, Musc Oil. My current favourite fragrance, this is a beautiful oil perfume which was released here just last month. I’ve never really used oil perfumes in the past and now think I may have missed out on many gorgeous scents simply because this one is so divine. It’s a sultry, warm fragrance with sweet honey, apricot and musk notes. It’s an almost creamy fragrance, if that makes sense – just totally delicious.

So there we are, a quick (not really) roundup of new stuff. Are you using any of these at the moment? I think I may have gone a bit fake tan mad of late so expect lots of tan related posts soon 🙂

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  • Reply Rachel

    The musc oil sounds beautiful! Definitely one to to add to my ‘to try’ list 🙂

    Rachel from x

    September 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Belle

    The tanning mist sounds lovely, and perfect for this time of year if its a bit lighter. Looking forward to reading your Cocoa Brown review this week too, can’t beat a fake tan!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    September 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Paula

    I’m intrigued by the Musc Oil, I must go hunt it down and give it a sniff.

    September 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Niamh

    When you say that your face was a lot less red after using the Kiehl’s, how do you mean? Do you have sensitive skin? I don’t but I have noticed that my face gets very blotchy after I wash it, to the point where even putting on makeup won’t camouflage it completely. It does go away after a while but I’m wondering would this product help that? Thanks!

    September 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Hi Niamh, I have really sensitive skin so when I use new products, makeup or even when I just wash my face it turns red and blotchy. I have found that this has pretty much gone away since I started using Skin Rescuer, even though everything else in my routine is still exactly the same as before. Are you near a Kiehl’s stockist? Maybe go try it first if you can and see how your skin is a few hours later. If you don’t have sensitive skin you could be having a reaction to the shampoo/shower gel you use in the shower – this has happened to me in the past xx

      September 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Niamh

    Thanks! I haven’t started using any new shower products so I think my skin has just gone slightly sensitive – it used to get blotchy after cleansing but now it feels a little tight and irritated too. The weather has gotten chilly again recently so I think it’s just gotten slightly dried out from having heaters blasting in work again. This sounds like a must-try for me! xo

    September 23, 2013 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Amy

    The oil fragrance sounds rather nice! I’ve just opened up a separate tab to look up more about this Bioderma product 🙂

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

    September 24, 2013 at 2:35 am
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