I'll be the first to admit, my beauty stash is a little out of control. I can't go on a shopping trip and not come home with a horde of shiny new beauty products. I've come to have a bit of a "can't stop won't stop" attitude about it - trying new things is just fun. While I have a few standby brands that can do no wrong in my eyes, there are still plenty I haven't tried enough from - yet (cue maniacal laughter).
Fresh is a brand I've tried a fair few bits from (the most out of the three brands I'll be talking about), and I've fallen in love with every piece. I can't live without the Sugar Lip Treatments - the shade Petal has been living in my handbag since I got it, and Plum comes out in the wintertime. Another favorite is the Rose Face Mask - I've only got the little sample size here, but the full size has definitely made its way onto my wishlist. I love Fresh's packaging - I just want to buy everything and display it on my dream bathroom counter. The products just seem so simple and effective - top of my list to try are the Sugar Lip Polish, the Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask, and the Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil.
Another skincare brand I've been dying to try more from is NUDE Skincare. I've only ever tried a sample of the Advanced Renewal Serum and really loved it, despite not being its target audience. The brand's vision is really interesting - that nutrition is just as important for our skin as it is for our bodies. The products are formulated like a healthy meal you want to be eating - a balance of vitamins and minerals, omegas, and antioxidants. I'm especially drawn to the products heavy on the omegas, like the Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly and the Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil (I'll be cracking into my sample of this ASAP). The Miracle Mask has made its way onto my wishlist as well (after reading its description a few times it's crossed over into "OMG NEED" territory).
As for makeup, I like to think I've tried quite a lot of it. I'd say I've tried at least one thing from every brand carried in my local Sephora, except for Smashbox, Buxom, and Make Up For Ever. One that I've only recently come to try is Bobbi Brown. I've heard nothing but good things from the brand, but as it's not stocked anywhere near me, I just never pick anything up. I got the Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick a few weeks ago and it has already become a firm favorite. Falling for the eyeshadow stick as definitely made me catch the Bobbi Brown bug - now I want it all. Brushes, skincare, makeup, you name it. Edging into the "can't resist a Sephora order much longer" section of my wishlist are the Hydrating Eye Cream, Full Coverage Face Brush, and the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks.
Have you tried anything from these brands? If you have, let me know your top picks! And what brands do you want to try more from?