17 January 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag!

























I was recently tagged by the lovely Danniella over at Famous in Japan and Brittany at Life Set Sail to take part in 'The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag'. This tag was originally created by Danniella and I have to say it's pretty darn good, I know I certainly have been influenced by all the beauty bloggers out there; have you?

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

There are many blogs that I read however there are two in particular which I always find myself going back to in order to see good swatches of products and to read honest opinions, these are Sleep and Water and The Sunday Girl. If you haven't already had the pleasure of reading these two blogs then I thoroughly recommend checking them out.

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 always look for more than one review on something as what may work for one person may not work for others. It is good to build up a general consensus of a product before you spend your money as here in the UK we can't take things back. The only time I've ever caved and purchased something without reading further reviews was when Essiebutton spoke about the nail polish 'Rose Libertine'. I went out and picked that up pretty soon after as it looked gorgeous and I can assure you it was. 

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

I would of here said the Naked 2 palette however that was technically a gift so it wasn't something I spent my own money on. Therefore I would have to go with Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish for this question, I love it!

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

My least favourite product I have purchased would have to be the Bourjois Liner Feutre Liquid Eye Liner. I had seen this achieve a few positive reviews in the past so once I had to buy a new liquid liner this was the one I went for. I was left incredibly disappointed with this product as it was such poor quality, it was patchy and hardly any of the product came out of the nib so to speak. This was a complete waste of money and I would definitely not buy it again.

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

Recently? This will have to span back a few months as I haven't purchased that much to be honest. I picked up the Origins Night A Mins at the very end of December as I had read so much about this night cream. Just before Christmas I purchased the LUSH Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar after seeing the numerous blog posts about him. Back in August I purchased the Origins GinZing moisturiser due to all the hype, I'm so glad I picked it up as it is a lovely daytime moisturiser. I've also picked up the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Shadow Paints and the Lemonade Lanolips during autumn 2013.

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

Yes....all I will say is Maybelline Baby Lips.

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

Yep, I have so far refrained from buying the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette as whilst it looks super lovely I can't quite justify it as I think I prefer the colours in the Naked 2.

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

I read many more reviews now before I buy anything however I do sometimes purchase things on a whim...what a rebel!

That's all folks!

I tag Kirsty, Jennie, Celina, Adrienne, Jess and anybody else that would like to take part.

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49 comments

  1. Ooh thank you for tagging me sweet, what an amazing tag! I bought Rose Libertine nail polish too, such a pretty colour! xo

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  2. The Lemonade Lanolips sounds amazing! Can't believe I hadn't seen that one. Thanks for the tag lovely, I was also tagged by Danniella and did my here: http://www.latenightnonsense.com/2014/01/the-blogger-made-me-buy-it-tag.html xo

    Adrienne @ Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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  3. Thanks for tagging me lovely! I'm really looking forward to doing this, such a fun tag!
    I loved reading your answers - I've not read Sleep and Water before, off for a browse now. Thanks for sharing! :)


    Jess xo

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  4. That's a great Tag! I loved reading your answers :) When I think of it, there are actually quite a few products that I only bought because of Youtube & Blogger reviews :P

    anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this tag! I also picked up one of those Lush bubble bars because of all the hype! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  6. haha what a rebel! Since starting to read beauty blogs I've become really scared to buy things on a whim! haha Which is sill, of course! xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  7. Amirah 'Izzah Mohd Najib17 January 2014 at 17:33

    this is an interesting tag! it made me realize that most of the things i bought were the result of review sourcing, hehe ;)

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  8. I rely on Lena as well (Sleep and Water). Her reviews are excellent. She has such a way with words and I feel she and I have similar tastes in makeup and expectations. This was a fun read. Good topic for a tag :)

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  9. Love your new blog design Amy :) Really enjoyed reading this, I'm desperate to try GinZing it sounds like a lovely product. x

    www.jordan-alice.com

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  10. Very interesting to read! I would definitley like to try something out from Origins after hearing so many positive reviews :)

    Emily
    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  11. This is such an informative tag! I definitely agree with a lot of your answers, most of all the Baby Lips ;)

    Please check out my beauty blog nailsandteapots.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  12. You're more than welcome Jennie :) I love Rose Libertine! xx

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  13. It is so nice, I wouldn't mind trying the banana flavoured one now to be honest. Oh I didn't see that you had been tagged too, sorry! I will have a read of yours very soon :) xx

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  14. You're welcome Jess :) Definitely check out Sleep and Water, it is one of my all time favourite blogs xx

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  15. Thank you Ana :) Oh my yes, there are quite a few that I have too xx

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  16. I haven't bought that one yet either, go us! It is one I would like but I can most certainly wait for it xx

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  17. Hehe, indeed! :) No I know what you mean as you do wonder if it is any good, knowing that really you could go home and check, sometimes the impulse is just too strong! xx

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  18. The power of reviews, I really enjoy researching the opinions of others about different products now before I buy them xx

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  19. They are fantastic, she most certainly has a way with words and I trust what she says completely. I'm glad you liked the tag xx

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  20. I really like Origins so far, some of their ingredients however can be irritating for those with very sensitive skin so it's something to watch out for xx

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  21. Oh gosh, those Baby Lips haha! They weren't bad products at all but in my opinion certainly didn't deserve the hype that they got xx

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  22. I'll be posting this tag on my blog soon! Thanks for tagging me, Amy! :)
    Haha the Maybelline Baby Lips are so hyped up and I didn't get any until just very recently. Not sure why.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  23. Mademoiselle Lala17 January 2014 at 23:15

    I definitely bought Hydraluron on blogger's hype and I didn't like it!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  24. It is so nice Jordan, I hope you can try it soon. It will be a lovely moisturiser as we head towards the warmer months too xx

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  25. Yay, you're welcome and I can't wait to read your answers :) No, they are nice products but not deserving of the hype xx

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  26. That's a shame, it is a bit of a weird product I find as it leaves a tight feeling on the skin xx

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  27. Ah I love this tag! Love the Hydraluron too, funny that it's one of the products that I just randomly picked up as it was on sale and I had never even heard of it before then...it's amazing! :)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  28. Thank you for the mention Amy, so sweet of you :) Though having said that, I'm sorry to hear you disliked the Bourjois eyeliner so much as it's one of my favourites (though admittedly I haven't used it for a while). Your experience with it definitely doesn't sound like the ones I've had ... such a shame but I suppose we all get along differently with products. I definitely am not immune to when a blogger writes positively about something - thankfully more often than not I end up quite liking the recommended product :) This is a fun tag!

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  29. helen at thelovecatsinc18 January 2014 at 16:52

    i bought the night-a-mins moisturiser as kate from gh0stparties said it was good! so many of my beauty choices are because other bloggers have recommended them! haha. great tag post!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  30. I really want to do this tag as well. I love Lena's blog too. She could totally make me purchase something. x

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  31. Thank you Natalie. That's amazing, I had never heard of it until it was spoken about on numerous blogs I read xx

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  32. You're welcome :) I'm beginning to think I picked up a 'dud' with that liner as so many people like it, maybe mine had been opened long before I purchased it by a customer or something. I'm glad you liked the tag xx

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  33. Yes, Kate was certainly one of the people that influenced me there! xx

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  34. Yay, I look forward to reading your answers :) I love her blog, I like how she compares so many shades so you can see similar products too xx

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  35. Love this tag, I havent seen it before. Revlon lip butters are great! I need to get more lol

    Kayla
    sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  36. Yeh they are really nice, I hope they bring out some more shades this year xx

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  37. This is an awesome tag! God knows I've bought so many stuff because of other bloggers! :) I think I'm going to do this tag as well :)

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  38. danniella josephine21 January 2014 at 19:40

    Thank you so much for doing my tag <3

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  39. love this tag. makes me want to do it!

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  40. You should definitely do it :) xx

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  41. I love reading this tag! Like you, I brought the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish due to other bloggers and completely fell in love with the brand! xo


    www.glitterandsparklexo.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. It's a lovely product isn't it, one well worth the hype :) xx

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  43. You're welcome :) it's a great tag, loads of people are doing it xx

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  44. You most definitely should, let me know if you do it and I'll have a read :) xx

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  45. I find it so hard to stop myself buying the current 'hyped up' products, but I did manage to hold back on the Naked Basics palette (so far!)

    Amy| The Little Koala
    Blog ♥ HUGE Giveaway Now on!

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