Monday, 6 January 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

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The wonderful Danniella of Famous In Japan created this fantastic tag with the knowledge that being a blogger means a dent in your bank balance. You can read all about her tag creation on the original post if you want to give it a go for yourself.

1/ Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?

This is such a difficult question, because it tends to change on a month by month basis. For right now though? I'd have to say that I get tempted to buy most items from The Beauty Milk. Coco seems to hit the nail on the head with the product photos, descriptions and also the way she trials the products. Estée of Essie Button has a massive impact on how well my bank balance fares pretty much every day. Milk Bubble Tea by Becky is my other vice. She just has the most gorgeous photography, lovely home-ware and it just makes all her posts a real delight to read. Once I spy something I like on any of these blogs, I just have to have it!

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?

There are the rare few reviews where I write the product down and promptly rush to the nearest store and pick it up. One I distinctly remember being the Bourjois Bronzing Primer. Estée was definitely an enabler that day! When it comes to the more expensive purchases I will read a few reviews from bloggers that have the same taste as me, but nothing beats testing the product over a space of a few weeks in store. I go pretty swatch crazy, and I think it helps cement those big purchases, making them seem less daunting.

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

It's probably The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I was adamant that I didn't need this one, not when I had Naked 2 and the Basics palette. It wasn't until I saw the massive amount of posts that I realised just how much the colours appealed to me. I'd never been truly happy with Naked 2, but Naked 3 has all the tones I'd been craving. I would also have to say that MAC Cranberry is a result of constant blog traversing, and I couldn't be happier with how perfect that colour is!

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

I can honestly say that I've not been disappointed by anything I've bought as a result of blogger hype. I've been fairly lucky, and dodged a fair few bullets. The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is probably the only thing I thought I didn't like, but now it's become a staple in my makeup bag!

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

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Soap & Glory Girl-o-Whirl, Latest in Beauty GLAMOUR Beauty Box, The Body Shop Vitamin E Spray.

6/ Have you ever given into blogger hype?  If so, which hype?

I went a little overboard and snapped up all the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons. I couldn't make my mind up from the countless posts, and decided that the only option was to have them all. I don't regret the decision, they are amazing lip products!

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

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. Seriously, I'm not entirely sure why this has been hyped so much. I can't honestly see myself paying out £50 for a rather ridiculous sized bottle of something that doesn't actually do anything. I may be wrong, but I just don't understand what it's supposed to do...?

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

I like to try and scope out new products for myself, especially when a lot of people I read don't have the same skin type as myself. But that isn't to say that a lot of what I consider hasn't been blogged about at one point or another. A lot of brands I wouldn't have even considered have been introduced to me through other bloggers taking a chance on them. I'm a lot more savvy with what I spend my money on, beauty-wise than I used to be.

And now I tag the following lovely individuals to have a go at this tag too!

Coco from The Beauty Milk
Katie from Sugarfixx Beauty
Sophia from Tattooed Tealady
Elena from Cocoamourr
Megan from Southern Charmed

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38 comments:

  1. Interesting answers - I have this tag scheduled for later this week :) The Elasticizer is ridiculously expensive, but I swear it makes my hair look the best it's ever looked. It's a deep treatment that genuinely gets rid of all my frizz and poof, and leaves my hair actually curly!
    The Oxford Owl

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    1. If it gets rid of Frizz I may have to see if I can get hold of a sample.

      xo

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  2. I love this tag! I know from experience that when I go to buy some beauty products I will stand there and think 'have I seen this be reviewed? Was it good or bad?' and it does make you think twice sometimes!

    daisy//daisydaisyxxo

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    1. It really does! I do find that I will be more willing to buy something that I've seen reviewed over something I have no prior knowledge of.

      xo

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  3. oops my bad ;) thanks for the kind words lovely xx

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  4. I feel bloggers are the main reason why my collection is out of control.
    CatrinTeleri

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    1. Me too. I wouldn't have half as many products. And I'd probably be quite happy with the crappy ones I used to have. ;)

      xo

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  5. Im often picking up products after reading blog posts! Im awful with money, my spending is out of control!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Feel you Emily, that's why I'm doing Frugal February!

      xo

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  6. I love all of those bloggers too!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  7. I'm with you on the Elasticizer. I have it and don't feel i does anything at all… !

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Interesting. What is your hair naturally like?

      xo

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  8. The Elasticizer really changes the state of my hair every time I use it! I feel such a difference.. Perhaps one day you could get a small sample to see whether it has the same results for you :)

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    1. I think I might have to now, sounds like it might work wonders for my frizzy, out-of-control hair.

      xo

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  9. Yes about the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer! I bought the full size and had a sample and it literally does nothing...

    annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Haha, such mixed reviews of it on my comments! Think a sample might be the way to go at first then.

      xo

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  10. Oh I like this tag! I should do it.
    Estee does terrible things to my bank account. I know exactly what you mean.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Go for it Celina, I'd love to see your answers.

      xo

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  11. Ahhh, I love love love this tag! Definitely doing one of my own ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    xx -b.

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    1. No problem B, I look forward to your answers!

      xo

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  12. oohh a new tag! loved your post as you introduced me to some new blogs!
    xx stylesista.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad, thanks for reading Lauren!

      xo

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  13. Oh goodness I can relate to this, I have to physically restrain myself from buying recommended products sometimes, haha.

    http://chloesthoughtss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Love this! I think all bloggers/readers can relate!

    http://caseymayfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Without doubt, it's a dangerous place to be!

      xo

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  15. This tag is awesome!! Thank you for tagging me and mentioning me. I'll definitely be doing this one soon xx

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    1. No problem Coco, I look forward to your answers. :)

      xo

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  16. I'd love for you to come and check my blog out as I just did this post! I really want the naked 3 palette!

    www.beekle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's gorgeous, and I recommend it highly!

      xo

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  17. Oh god, I'm terrible for being influenced. My biggest enabler is probably either Vivianna or Jenny (jennypurr). I would dread to think how much I've spent over the past year due to them! xxx

    StudentBeauty

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    1. Jenny just makes everything look gorgeous as she has such a beautiful face!

      xo

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  18. This is a really good idea! I actually want to start doing more tags this year and I'll hopefully get one done every couple of months, either via video or just on my blog itself!

    Vickie xx | vickieblogs

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  19. I really like this tag :) Bloggers certainly have an influence on me completely, I'm trying to curb it a bit now though.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Good for you Amy, I'm trying to be the same. I want to adapt a certain buying principal of swatching and leaving. Then, if I've lusted after it all day I'll go back and ask a few questions, then leave. If I'm still obsessed then I might add it to a list. I think this is the only way I can truly know if I want something or not these days. If I have to go through this effort to buy a product, I'll make damn sure it's worth it.

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