The Beauty Lover’s Dilemma: Do You Stick to What You Know, or Do You Try Something New?

The beauty lover’s dilemma…

I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with Hamlet, because “to be or not to be” isn’t the question. The question is, “do I try this new serum/foundation/brow pencil/[WHATEVER NEW PRODUCT IS TREDNY AT THE MOMENT, or do I stick to what I already know works for me?”

You know how it goes… There you are, just bopping along, living your life, enjoying whatever particular product is rocking your boat at the moment (for me, it’s the lash serum that brought my lids back to life, Rodan + Fields Lash Boost), but then something new and shiny catches your eye (like Neulash Lash Serum), and you’re suddenly asking yourself questions like, “Isn’t this the Neulash serum Chelsea and Janet were raving about!? Should I give it a try? Will it take my lashes to next level OH MY WOW!?”

After you sit there debating with yourself, and laughing at yourself for obsessing over such a little thing, you come back to the original question, and you’re still stumped. Do you try something new, or do you stick to what you know?

Because the thing is: you just NEVER really know. You never know if you’ll stumble onto something new that’ll completely blow your expectations away.

And it doesn’t even have to be a new product. It could be a new technique you haven’t used before that you discover works even better than whatever you were doing before (like how you can get away with skipping under-eye concealer, SAY WHAT?).

Of course, trying new things can sometimes lead you to places you would have rather not gone, like the phase I went through circa 2014-2015 when I was contouring my face daily, which, to be perfectly honest, ended up messing with my perception of my nose and my cheeks for a while…

As a lifetime beauty lover, this dilemma has plagued me since that first stick of forbidden purple Lancôme eyeliner found it’s way into my life. Is there something better for me out there? Should I try the new shiny thing?

I can’t help but wonder if we’re naturally built that way, built to be curious about the shiny new thing, or if we’re just conditioned by all the marketing.

All I know is that this is a good opportunity to try an experiment! For the next month, I’m going to stick to using R+F on my left eye, and I’m also going to try Neulash on my right. 😊 Hopefully this eyelash serum Battle Royale scratches the itch to try something new…for now!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

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