Wednesday, 5 February 2014

TAG: The Blogger Made Me Buy It!

I love that this post is about blogger hype, which I have obviously fallen for when taking part in this tag - irony! I was tagged to do this post by the lovely Jaye (who I cannot resist, ever. Thankfully I return the favour by enabling her as much as possible!)

1) Who are your most influential bloggers? Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches? 
Temptalia is definitely the best blog for swatches and she also lists alternatives from other brands. If I want to know what something is like before I buy it, she is the first blog I go to. I also find that Lily Pebbles and Vivianna Does Makeup are pretty good at enabling me. Whenever I meet up with Jaye in London I always seem to have a longer wishlist of products than before I met her too!

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?
I used to buy a product solely based on one review, but now as I have started to read more blogs and become a lot more sensible with my money I now wait a while before purchasing a product. I'm also one of these people that will um and ah about a product for ages, I will go to several shops, pick it up, put it down and then decide I want it when it's probably too late!

3) What is your most favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Definitely my Naked 2 palette, it gets used pretty much every day!

4) What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs? 
Maybelline's Baby Lips. Thankfully I only bought one and it was only £2.99 but all it does now is sit in my handbag, not getting used.

5) Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs. 
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, Maybelline Baby Lips, Lush's Let The Good Times Roll, Seche Vite and Bioderma.

6) Have you ever given into blogger hype? If so, which hype?
Baby lips again, which turned out to be a mistake. Every blog I read had a review and I really wanted one. I tried several Boots stores and drove my husband mad trying to find one!

7) Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so, which hype? 
So far I have avoided the hype of the Naked 3 palette but I know I will succumb soon. The only reason I haven't bought it is because I am going to receive some Debenhams vouchers soon (late Christmas present) and I don't want to spend them on anything else. I think waiting for it has made me more excited about getting it.

8) Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
Not everything I buy is based on a blog review, but sometimes it is handy to read what other people think. At the end of the day you won't know if a product is right for you or not unless you try it yourself. I'm just trying to be a little more cautious now before spending anything (I sound really tight now, don't I!)

I tag everyone to do this post, I think it's really interesting to see how much we enable each other!

 Have you taken part in this tag already? If so, leave me your link in the comments below, I'd love to read it!


  1. Baby lips are crap aren't they i got peach kiss and find it quite drying! i'm definitely gonna do this tag!

  2. I'm just doing this tag! I fell for the Baby Lips hype....big mistake that was! xx