5 Brands To Try in 2016

January 11, 2016

5 brands to try in 2016

Continuing with the theme of January which seems to that of wishlists and endless lists, today I wanted to talk about the 5 brands that I want to try in 2016, which have been on my radar for a while and I think should be on yours also, if you haven’t already tried them.

Also, this is a post in collaboration with three other fantastic beauty bloggers who are also writing their 5 brands that they want to try this year: Elizabeth’s blog is here, you can read Demi’s brands over here and you can find Christina over here. So make sure to check out their lists also!

Now let’s get started!


Anastasia Beverly Hills

Yes, I know what you must be thinking already. A beauty blogger who is not obsessed with her brow wiz or illuminators? You see, unfortunately, I have not had the chance to get my hands on any of her products. Funny enough, Anastasia Soare is actually Romanian, just like myself, which kind of makes me want to try her products even more. As we speak, I have two of her liquid lipsticks coming my way as well as a mini brow wiz which came as a freebie so soon I will get a chance to see what the hype is all about. Also I am really looking forward to trying So Hollywood, which is her golden highlighter- constantly out of stock though. I have heard that it should be back in a couple of months, so I will make sure to keep an eye out and snag it when it’s available again.


Tom Ford 

Tom Ford is one of those really luxurious brands that you can’t not fall in love with when looking at their products as well as apparently the quality which is well raved about. I have been tempted so many times in particular by his lipsticks and the eyeshadow quads, but the thought of paying £38 on a lipstick simply did not allow me to take the plunge…yet. Also as a massive fan of liquid eyeliner, I heard incredible things about his Eye Defining Pen, so I would love to try that out also.



Jo Malone

This is a British brand that a lot of people are probably very familiar with. Again, since starting to watch Youtube, I feel like everyone is talking about them, in particular the fragrances, as they have scents that are very different from other brands, such as Mimosa & Cardamom,  Wood Sage & Sea Salt or Lime Basil & Mandarin. Also they have a full range of body products, as well as candles. Definitely one to look forward to, due to their uniqueness!



Last year, I really started understanding skincare a lot better and have upped my game, so this year I want to get even better at it and try and prevent all the bad things that start after the age of 25, which I will turn in May this year. I have heard so many bloggers raving about the Oskia Renaissance Gel as well as the Exfoliating Balm, which is both a physical and chemical exfoliator, which intrigues me so much! Definitely a pricey brand, but it’s all worth it for your skin.


Kate Sommervile

Last but definitely not least, another skincare brand that I keep hearing great things about. Kate Sommervile is an American brand which until recently has been very difficult to get a hold of in the UK, but now they started shipping here which is amazing. Caroline Hirons, who is THE goddess of skincare, is the one that introduced me to the brand, but since then I have read and heard so many other people rave about it, that I’m read to jump on the bandwagon. I am particularly interested in her Exfolikate treatment, which is dubbed ‘the 2 minute Hollywood Facial’, the Retinol night cream as well as the Goat Milk lotion, plus a million other products.


So there you go, here are my 5 brands that I can’t wait to try this year! What are some brands that you are really looking forward to trying this year? Don’t forget to let me know in the comment section below, I’d love to hear your thoughts :)


Lots of  love,

Claudia x

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  • Reply Demi January 11, 2016 at 10:47

    Love these! We’ve got the same I need to try ananastasia Beverly Hills! Haven’t heared of the rest but they sound great!
    Great Colab
    Demi xxx

  • Reply Christina January 11, 2016 at 13:15

    I’d love to try Tom Ford this year – might treat myself to a lipstick for my birthday! Great doing the collab with you!! Christina xx

  • Reply Charlotte January 11, 2016 at 15:55

    I can’t bring myself to pay for anything of Tom Fords as it’s such a luxury!
    Charlotte //

  • Reply Emily January 11, 2016 at 22:48

    I love this post!! I have tried the Kate Somerville cleanser but would love to try the mask and moisturizer, but it’s so expensive!! I’ve also heard great things about Jo Malone but I’m not really a fragrance person. Thanks for the info on the other brands!

    xoxo Emily

  • Reply Sally. January 12, 2016 at 09:37

    Tom Ford is so luxurious! I’d like to try their products too but unfortunately, I’m on a student budget haha. I’d also love to own a Jo Malone perfume. Every time I’m in store, I always sample one of their perfumes!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  • Reply Shannon January 12, 2016 at 12:12

    I’m so ashamed I’ve yet to try any of these brands. I really want to try Tom Ford now…just because you used the word (luxrious). I’m going to look more into their products!!


  • Reply Courtney January 12, 2016 at 13:41

    Love this post! I got a Tom Ford lipstick for Christmas – I think my mum was sick of listening to me complain about not being able to afford it haha! I haven’t stopped wearing it love it :)

    Check out my blog is you like –
    Courtney xx

  • Reply Maya January 12, 2016 at 16:35

    You MUST try Anastasia products, they are hyped for a reason. I’ve only tried brow products myself, but that’s enough for me to fall in love!

    I haven’t heard of any of these brands except for Anastasia Beverly Hills and Tom Ford, so you’ve definitely opened my eyes to new things to look out for! <3

  • Reply Elizabeth Davies January 12, 2016 at 19:34

    Such a great post! Id love to buy from Tom Ford, but it is so expensive!

    Elizabeth –

  • Reply Shannon Sage January 12, 2016 at 22:31

    I so want to try Tom Ford as well! I’ve been so tempted to just do it but I agree! I have a tough time paying that much as well! I have heard good things about the eyeliner too and I really want to try it out!

    Shannon Sage

  • Reply Elizabeth January 13, 2016 at 09:49

    Lovely picks! I’d love to try Anastasia Beverly Hills, I’ve heard such good things about the products 😀 I’d especially love to try the lip products, they seem so pigmented and beautiful! Jo Malone products smell amazing too! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  • Reply Angela Angeline January 13, 2016 at 10:38

    I so want to try a TF lippie!!!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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