Brands I Want to Try in 2019

Basalt Basalt

This is one of the first sort of like niche indie but really visually stunning skincare brands I discovered before I even created Skin and Tonic and I’ve been lusting after them ever since. Their lip products really draw me in because of the packaging but also the fantastic reviews I’ve seen and the description of the candle scents and their relative affordability make it just an overall lust-worthy brand.

Top 3 Products on my wishlist:

Original lip balm

Exfoliating lip scrub

Dark Tides candle


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I dont even really think I need to explain my love for this candle brand, they are so well loved by this community and they are simply STUNNING to look at. Maybe the most beautiful candles I’ve ever seen.

Top 3 Products on my wishlist:

Aesthetic candle (hasn’t launched yet)

Nudesse candle

Valkiria candle


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This whole brand intrigues me, really, but this one fragrance, Y06-S, just sounds so unique and special and weird but yet beautiful which is my favorite type of scent that I’ve been lusting after it for probably a year. Honestly I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet. The key note is frickin BANANAS which is actually a scent I love and the way the make the blend sound so whimsical yes sophisticated just fascinates me.

What I want:

Y06-S Perfume

Malin + Goetz

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I was able to get my hands on a few of these products to smell and touch and such in San Francisco this spring at Space NK but we don’t have any stockists here in Portland that carry the products I’m most interested in (at least to my knowledge)- the CANDLES! also the body wash. Really anything in that rum scent. Because apparently I wanna be a pirate.

Top 3 products on my wishlist:

Rum body wash

Dark Rum candle

Neroli candle

Paula’s Choice

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I actually feel like admitting I haven’t tried anything from this brand will get my beauty blogger card taken away from me. Something about the brand has always seemed a bit overwhelming and almost too sciencey for me to really delve into (and I love the sciencey side of beauty). When they launched (or relaunched? See, this is how little I’ve kept up on them) their line of Boosters it really spoke to me and my needs. It seemed kinda like what I wanted The Ordinary to be (minus the crazy unethical brand owner behavior and questionable quality) in terms of hyper targeted serums with high concentrations of specific actives.

Top 3 products on my wishlist:

10% azelaic acid booster

10% niacinamide booster

C15 super booster

Bybi Beauty

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The packaging on their products really is the cutest. I also love the simplicity of their range and the brands ethics. I’ve also heard nothing but great things online about the efficacy of these.

Top 3 Products on my wishlist:

Babe balm

Plumper lip balm

Mega mist

Anese Co.

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This brand is so funny and cheeky and unique and for that reason has been on my radar since long before I started instagram especially for their range of body sprays. Now I’m most interested in their whole range of products for your booty with the cutest and cheekiest names ever. Also if I’m doing like ten steps on my face shouldn’t I be doing at least a couple on one of my other most important assets? (that was a joke but imo a very a funny one).

Top 3 products on my wishlist:

Have you seen my underwear caffeinated booty oil

Bless this mess soothing body and hair elixir

Pretty sure I’m gorgeous clarifying hydration mask


Everyone hates the names of the products for this brand, personally I 1. do not really care and 2. think it’s kinda fun -insert shrug emoji-. What I do really like about this brand is the pretty and chic packaging, the shade range of the complexion products, the inclusive marketing, and the sort of unique sort of elevated no makeup makeup range of products. It sort of fits into the glossier/milk makeup vein but just a little more glam and I’m here for that. Especially that vampy purple lip.

Top 3 Products on my wishlist:

Fleshpot eye and cheek gloss

Proud flesh matte liquid lip in bruise

Ripe flesh glisten drops in aura

French Pharmacy Brands

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Ok obviously this is not a singular brand but I’ve always been kind of intimidated but also highly intrigued by french pharmacy brands. The price points on a lot of this stuff are comparable to the American drugstore but the formulas seem so much more sophisticated and effective and I know there are SO many cult favorites that all of you love so its definitely an area of beauty I’d like to explore, especially the stuff thats more accessible here in the states.

Top 3 products on my wishlist:


La Roche Posay anthelios ultra light facial sunscreen SPF 60

Bioderma atoderm shower cream