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Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag.

the blogger made me buy it

I'm doing this tag because I seen Fee over at Makeup Savvy had done it and it looked such good fun, I've enjoyed reading a few of these already so really wanted to do one too.
It's been really interesting realising that I heavily rely on other bloggers thoughts so a big thank you to Daniella over at Famous in Japan for creating it.

1) Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?
I think all bloggers have something great to bring to the table, The blogger that influences me most is Corrie over at Dizzybrunette3, I like the way her personality shines through her writing and her posts and photo's are amazing, I really enjoy reading what she has to say and her videos over on youtube. There are quite a few bloggers that i turn to for swatches but I'm also going to agree with Fee over at Makeup Savvy and say Temptalia for swatches and high quality photo's, it's also great that she usually has swatches of full collections. I also really like Lily's blog etcllymlrs as she has beautiful photo's and new releases.

2) Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others?

It depends on the product. If I'm looking for a foundation then I tend to look for a couple of swatches on Google first as it can be different on everybody and in different lights so to get a good idea of a colour I look around, however for a lipstick or eyeshadow then if I read a good review with beautiful swatches I tend to just jump in and buy it on the one review.

3) What is your favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?

Ahh such a difficult question as I love most of the things I buy from reading blogs. I think it would either have to be Mac Rebel lipstick or Urban Decay Naked 2. I use Naked 2 a lot and Mac Rebel is just my absolute favourite lipstick although I don't wear it every day. Soleil Tan De Chanel is something I bought as a consequence of a lovely tutorial over at Beth's blog Bird's Words.  

4)What is your least favourite item you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?

Bioderma Sensibio H2O. I like the freshness it provides and I don't dislike it but I gave into this product and bought it but only to be disappointed that I spent £14.50 on something which removes make up and is used up quite fast when there are other cheaper make up removers out there. Also the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, this works and it's a good product but certainly not for me, I can't stand the feel of the sponge on my skin.

5) Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs?

Revlon Laquer Balms and a Matte Balm, Urban Decay Naked 3, Kiko Lipliner Pencils, Bourjois Blush Exclusif, and a bundle of Stila Make up such as Eyeshadow Palette's, Lip crayons and Blushes.

6) Have you ever given in to blogger hype? If so, which hype?

Urban Decay Naked 3, I am super happy that I did give in though as I do love Urban Decay for eyeshadows and the colours are simply beautiful. Even though I also own Naked 2 I think Naked 3 has different nude colours and I couldn't be without either, they are my most used palette's.

7) Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so, which hype?

Rimmel Apocalips. When released bloggers seemed to go crazy for these lip products but something just didn't appeal to me, I'm glad I didn't fall for the hype though as while reading everybody else's The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tags there seem to be plenty of bloggers who say this is their least favourite item bought as a consequence of blogs. 

8) Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?

Pretty much every beauty product I buy I look up first, if it is a make up item I will always check for swatches and if it is some kind of skin care or hair care then I will read reviews. Some items are so expensive that I would be pretty gutted if I spend loads of money and it wasn't meant to be, while this can still happen because everybody is different I always feel there is less chance if I've read a good selection of reviews first.
If I'm honest I think the last time I didn't look up a make up item before buying was about 3 and half years ago, I already owned a MAC Studio Sculpt but wanted to try the MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation, I was NC15 in Studio Sculpt so ordered the same colour in Studio Fix Fluid (I don't have a MAC counter anywhere close to try colours on so have to order online) and it was a complete different colour that certainly didn't work for me, it was so dark, I couldn't understand it really but recently I've learned that they are quite different shades so that explains why it was so different but since then I've always looked for swatches on make up items.

I would like anybody that's interested in this tag to take part and leave your links so I can see what you've said. I had such fun taking part and I hope you do too.

Lots of Love

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you there, I seem to buy far too much and it's simply because of blogs. Thank you for your lovely comment. :) x Becki x