Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

Daniella from Famous In Japan  recently came up with a tag, one we can all relate to. The Blogger Made Me Buy It, the tag for every beauty blog reader and their depleting bank balance.

1: Who are your most influential bloggers? Who are the ones you really rely on for reviews and swatches? 
This is an easy one, I didn't even need to think twice! Back in the day, years before starting up my own blog and before I even knew there was a beauty community out there, I stumbled across Laura from Buy Now Blog Later who back then had a YouTube channel. Her taste in beauty products is second to none and I love how her make up is always neutral and classic, she always looks polished. Seriously, this girl could use mud as bronzer and I'd do the same. For swatches and reviews I always turn to The Sunday Girl and Fleur De Force. Their reviews are always informative and swatches are accurate.

2: Do you buy a product soley as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others?
Only if it's something I've been considering buying. Usually I'll read more than one review to find out why a product did or didn't work for someone and get a better idea if it'll work for me.

3: What's your most favourite item that you've ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Off the top of my head I would have to say MAC Paint Pot in 'Painterly' If you have noticeable veins or any discolouration on your lids, you'll never want to be without this which looks like the most boring pot of nothingness.

4: What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
During one of my swaps with Lina she asked for Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Shortly after receiving it she sent it back to me as she couldn't stand it but didn't want to chuck it in the bin. I instantly agreed with her after the first sniff, it's baaaad. Fragrance is a personal thing and I hate saying something smells bad, it's obviously going to offend people who wear it but I'm sorry, I wanted to claw my own skin off to get rid of the scent.

5: Name 5 products you bought recently as a result of blogs.

6: Have you ever given in to blogger hype? If so, which hype?
Many times - Hydraluron, La Roche-Posay Serozinc, the original NAKED Palette, REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, Stila 'Kitten'Caudalie Beauty Elixir, MAC All That Glitters. I could go on for hours.

7: Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so, which hype?
Like many, I'm currently avoiding the NAKED 3 palette. I don't wear eyeshadow often enough to justify another eyeshadow purchase. I also avoid the hype that surrounds every new MAC collection. Not that I have to make an effort to avoid, most of the products look a bit samey now and the collections are so frequent, it gets old, fast.

8: Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
I almost always read reviews first but lately I've bought a few things blind. The most recent being the Dior Addict Lip Polish Spin-On Lacquer Smoothing Glow. Stupid name, brilliant product.

I tag ClaudiaSandraJenny and Tania along with everyone who reads this post. :)

I'm off to Liverpool for the weekend so I'll catch up with all your blogs when I get home.

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  1. Love this tag! Might have to do it myself! :) great post xxx

    1. Let me know if you do it so I can have a wee nosey. :)

  2. I'm the same as you, I don't think I would buy something just because a blogger said it was good if I wasn't thinking about it in the first place! Really enjoyed reading your answers! xx

    1. It would have to be something really special to make me buy it if it wasn't something I already had my eye on.
      Thanks :)

  3. I totally agree with you about the MAC collections thing. They're always doing a new collection and it's just too much to try to get in on them all.

    1. I can't keep track of all the new MAC collections now, never buy anything from them either.

  4. Loving this tag, enjoyed reading your answers :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves