Friday, February 7, 2014

The Blogger made me buy it tag!

Oh I love an aul tag post so I do!  Samantha from All The Buzz did the Blogger Made Me Buy It tag this week and said I was one of her most influential bloggers which delighted me to no end.  As someone who is easily influenced by fellow bloggers and have spent too much money on products despite being sent lots, it's nice to influence others so we can all drown in products and have no money together.  So I thought I'd do the tag myself and figure out who influences me!

1. Who are your most influential bloggers? Who are the ones you really rely on for reviews and swatches?
No matter what I'm buying, I'll always check out Temptalia for her review and swatches.  She is the queen of the blogosphere as far as I'm concerned and has cost me many euros!  Closer to home, I rely on Mags from Emerald Eyeliner, Emma from Fluff and Fripperies and Orla from Makeup Over Mind when I need beauty reviews and swatches.  I generally read their blogs with one eye closed because I know at the end of each post I'll want to buy everything.  The same goes for British Beauty Blogger Jane.  She always has the breaking beauty news and thanks to her, I constantly have a list as long as my arm.

2. Do you buy a product solely as a result of one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look around for more reviews from others?
Because I tend to buy a lot of things and spend a lot of money, I do search for more reviews to be sure to be sure.  But I tend to keep my searches to the bloggers I trust and who are full blown makeup and beauty junkies like myself!

3. What's your most favourite item you've ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
This changes all the time but right now, it's the NYX Butter glosses which I saw on Fleur De Force and Temptalia's blog but ended up buying indirectly because of Orla from Makeup Over Mind as she'd blogged about an NYX blush, I went on to the website to get it, saw the butter glosses, forgot all about the blush and came away with 3 glosses, no blush.

4. What's your least favourite item you've ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Without a doubt it's MAC's Studio Sculpt foundation that I read about on countless blogs and watched lots of videos on a few years ago.  That whole experience is why I try to be more careful with what I buy because it was awful and made me feel like I must have been doing it wrong because it was and still is, raved about by lots of my favourite beauty lovers!

5. Name five products you've recently bought as a result of blogs
-  Model's Own nail polishes because of Nic - Strawberry Blonde
-  Hourglass Ambient Light Blush because of Orla - Makeup Over Mind
-  Soap & Glory brow pencil because of Emma - Fluff and Fripperies
-  Wet and Wild goodies because of Mags - Emerald Eyeliner
-  L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint foundation because of Orla again!

6. Have you ever given in to blogger hype?  If so, which hype?
All the time.  I have no willpower or restraint so pretty much every week I give myself over wholly and completely to blogger hype!   You'll see me referencing fellow bloggers in posts where they've made me buy products and they are about 42% responsible for all purchases.  We are all as bad as each other and are our own worst enemies!

7. Have you ever avoided blogger hype?  If so, which hype?
At the moment I'm not giving in to the new Nars palette hype.  I still have bad dreams about a 6 shadow palette I bought years ago which was chalky and horrid.  Don't you love the word horrid and don't you say it with an English accent?  Anyway, no matter how many swatches and reviews I see of it, I can't bring myself to hand over the cashola for it.  I like it's that I'm being virtuous but it's really because I'm still scarred from that which happened about eight years ago at this stage but it still cuts deep.

8. Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
Oh I don't search for reviews of everything because there's nothing better than swanning in to Boots, yes, I swan, and peruse the aisles to see what's new and undiscovered.  I love finding products I haven't seen on any blogs or in magazines and love that feeling of buying something unknown!  I am well aware that I sound like a lunatic but any makeup lover like moi will know what I mean.  It's why we're constantly broke and can't be trusted to be allowed wander in Boots "just for a look".

So fellow bloggers and non bloggers, feel free to do this tag or leave comments below and let me know what bloggers influence you.  Who makes you spend your money and buy things you don't need and didn't know you wanted until you read about it?



  1. Oooh I'm definitely gonna do this tag!! You're so right too - we all just enable each other, it's like a crazy never ending spiral!

    1. I promise I'm not trying to spam you with a link but I just wanted to put it here to show you I had stayed true and done it! There should be a "Blogger Made Me Do a Tag" tag!

  2. YOU MAKE ME!!! See: Kiehl's #1 balm; Smashbox Palette; Miss Manga mascara; Julianne's Nude lipstick, Apocalips, the Catrice lippy from Nina's guest post, several nail polishes, a scarf or ten and I'm almost sure the leopard-print hair turban was your fault too. Bold Karen!

  3. This shouldn't make me laugh, but it does! We're as bad as eachother! Definitely want to do this tag now!! :)

  4. I just stared my blog the other day and would love if you could check it out. I'm definitely going to do this tag!
    Thanks :)


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