I’ve done one of these posts before, but thought I should do another one. When people find out that I work in the beauty industry as well as being a beauty blogger, people assume I’ve tried every product under the sun. I must admit, I have tried a lot, but I am always drawn to the quirky, independent or niche brands. I sometimes purposely avoid some brands because they are already popular, that sounds stupid right?
Anyway, thought it would be interesting to list a few brands/products that I would consider cult status or mega popular that I have, maybeÂ embarrassingly, never tried! I’d love to hear if you think I’m missing out, tell me which of these brands I need to get my hands on and try pronto and which ones aren’t worth the fuss.
I’ve only really become aware of Kiehl’s over the past year, as it wasn’t a brand I ever stumbled upon when I lived up North. Since moving South, the Kielh’s stores and concessions really caught my eye as the merchandising and concept is really unique. However, on further inspection I’ve found it difficult to get too excited by the dull packaging, shallow I know, as I can see a lot of the ingredients are amazing. Also, love some of their giftÂ packagingÂ and collaborations, like the recent Daisy Lowe charity Creme de Corps, as pictured. I remember seeing the Kiehl’s store in Hampstead in the Summer, when they had a promotion on which involved a lot of hairy motorcyclists and me wondering what the hell that was about.
Someone enlighten me please, do I need to get over the boring packaging? Which products should I be trying?
2. Chanel Make Up
Yes it is beautiful, it’s elegant and it’s timeless. If you read my blog regularly you know that I’ve fallen in love with the SS12 striped blusher pictured above, but is it really worth the price tag? I rarely browse the stands because I find them intimidating and sales driven, so can’t really browse at ease, that’s the case with a lot of premium brands actually. So many bloggers rave about Chanel make up, but does it really perform any better than another line?
Which Chanel beauty products do you love? Which have disappointed you?
3. BB Creams
Yes really, I may just be the world’s only beauty blogger who doesn’t own a BB Cream. I tried a sachet of the Garnier BB Cream and absolutely hated it, I put it on and removed it straight away. I’ve struggled to see why the European BB Creams are any different to a tinted moisturiser, so haven’t pursued this fad. They are just EVERYWHERE now as well, which drives me nuts.
Am I missing out here? Do I need to try a BB Cream and if so which one do you rate the most?
They are just three beauty products I’ve not investigated, I could go on forever with other things I seemed to have missed the fad for such as: Babyliss Big Hair, Clarsonic and Beauty UK make up.
Do these confessions make me mental or am I really missing out on something?
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I would love to hear your thoughts.
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