Monday, 13 January 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy it Tag

Hey Lovelies,

So I haven't done a tag post on this blog for what seems like forever. I tend to film any tags I like now a days just because I have a YouTube Channel to play with. However, I have seen this tag floating around and I decided that I needed to write this one out.

If you don't know what this tag is it is The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag and it does what it says on the tin. I think this is a really good tag that Danniella created because I don't know about you but since I started blogging I have bought so many products thanks to reading reviews and looking at swatches of things that I would never have bought to begin with. If you want to read the original post I shall link it HERE but for now, let's get busy with the quizzy.

1)  Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?
I have to say two of most influential blogs for me are The Sunday Girl and also the Temptalia. If I am on the look for a new lipstick or a new piece of make up, I often google their reviews and look at their swatches. 
I have also found that I'm quite influenced by my friends that I have made through blogging. For example, it is because of Lisa that I tried the REN Clear Calm 3 Clarifying Cleanser, without Helen I would not currently be lusting a Tom Ford Lipstick and without Laura I definitely wouldn't have as many MAC products as I have.

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?
No I always look through many reviews before I buy a product. Some of my favourite bloggers don't have the same skintone or skin type as me so it would be silly for me to buy a product because they say its a brilliant product.

3) What is your most favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
NARS Sheer Glow. I saw it on many blogs, heard so many people talk about it and I finally snapped at the end of November and I fell in love immediately. It has brilliant staying power and a great feel about it.

4) What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
I'd have to say the Micellar Waters. I am not a fan of them as a principle, they just aren't the same as cleansing (or in my case double cleansing) your skin properly with a proper cleanser and a little water. I have tried two micellar waters after seeing reviews but I just don't like them as much as a proper clean.

5) Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs.
oooh well... I'd have to say NARS Sheer Glow, Urban Decay Lipstick in the colour Anarchy (I completely blame Kat for that purchase), Urban Decay Naked 3,  Una Brennan Cleansing Oil and the REN Clear Calm 3 Clarifying Cleanser.

6) Have you ever given into blogger hype?  If so, which hype?
Yep I gave in far to easy to the Urban Decay Naked 3 hype but it's a hype that I'm so glad to have been dragged into. A full review is planned to come up shortly.

7) Have you ever avoided blogger hype?  If so, which hype?
Two words....Baby Lips. I just didn't/don't get the hype surrounding them. Are they not just glorified lip balms? Tell me if I'm wrong.

8) Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
Most things I buy after a little research but there are a few products I have bought without checking out a review or asking opinions. I like to call them my going wild purchases.

So there you go. I really like this tag and I think it is one that a lot of bloggers can relate to. I don't know about all of you but my bank balance has never been the same since I started blogging. I just like to call it "research".

If you have had a go at this tag, feel free to leave the link in the comments. 

Till Next Time,


  1. I didn't like Baby Lips either!! I'm glad someone else didn't get the hype :)
    xxElise -

  2. Ha Baby Lips are lip balms but I quite like them, handy to have x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. Cute post :) glad you like sheer glow so much xx

  4. love your answers! I take full responsibility for the anarchy lipstick ;) x

  5. Blogging has had a hit on my bank balance but I just love trying out all the products people recommend! NARs sheer glow is amazing and I truly do love it :)

    Katie xx | Katies World


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