The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

I don’t know what it is about Fee of Makeup Savvy but she always picks the best tags to do! I’ve lost count of the number of tag ideas I’ve nicked from her for the blog. :P

When I saw the Blogger Made Me Buy It tag that she also did on her blog, I knew I had to do it too. Hello, all of you bloggers made me buy so much, okay? Have I told you how much I love and hate you at the same time? My heart loves you, my bank account hates you. Shush bank account!

Let’s get started, shall we?

1. Who are your most influential bloggers? Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?
Lordy, I’ve got so many! Bloggers are the best (or is it the worst?) enablers. I’ve a whole heap of beauty products just from their recommendations alone. Let’s see, my most influential ones … I’d say Paris B is definitely one of them. A lot of skincare and makeup were her recommendations and they’re more often than not very spot on. LeGeeque, oh yeah. She’s one heck of an enabler. Temptalia would be another one. I’ve gotten a lot of blushes solely from her photos (for me, when Temptalia gives something an A, I feel as though I have to have it too. Tsk tsk.) Jess and Val are great enablers too, as seen in our shopping sprees from Harrods. Emma is a scary blush enabler. I want everything she has!

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?
From the bloggers mentioned above? I have faith in their recommendations and I just get them without checking other reviews first. Having said that, if it’s skincare, I do sometimes check out other reviews as well because we don’t have the same skin type.

3. What is your most favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Guerlain’s Meteorites, for sure. I never thought I’d get it and when I did, I didn’t think I’d like it that much. I swore that I was happy with just one tin of the Meteorites when I bought my first one and now I have four. Yikes!

4. What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Oh dear, this is a toughie. I’m sure there were a lot of lemons that didn’t work for me but I can’t remember all of them. Off the top of my head, the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo didn’t work as well on me as it did for many others. The NYX Butter Glosses are pretty but I don’t like the vanilla flavour. The Tangle Teezer was a much raved product by heaps of bloggers but I don’t like how it felt on my hair. Glam Glow’s Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment mask was a tad harsh and drying on my skin.

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

5. Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs.
Oh boy, when I start, I may never stop :P . In no particular order: Kiehl’s Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate, Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour in Rosy, Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser and Rimmel’s Fix & Perfect Primer.

6. Have you ever given into blogger hype? If so, which hype?
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. When I first saw that on Temptalia, I fell in love, and that was just the photos alone. I was contemplating hard on whether to buy it or not because it’s so expensive for a pressed powder. I’m so glad I got it because to me, it’s worth every cent.

7. Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so, which hype?
The Urban Decay NAKED 3 eyeshadow palette was incredibly hyped before it launched. In fact, many thought that it was just a hoax, that there really wasn’t a NAKED 3 palette. It looks pretty in the pictures but given that the shades are rose gold-toned and look very similar to each other, it’s just not for me. I didn’t get the NAKED 2 palette either. I’m more than happy with my NAKED palette, which has a variety of cool and warm tones that are more versatile.

8. Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
Most of the beauty products I’ve purchased are based on reviews because that’s usually where I first saw them. Of course, there were also a lot of spur of the moment purchases that I see in store. It’s like, “ooh, pretty! I want!“. And then I end up with yet another lipstick I don’t need. :P

Now I tag you, you and YOU to do this tag too!

Previous:

Next:

16 comments… add one

  1. Paris B

    Yay another one to steal … i mean erm… borrow :D Happy I’m an enabler. It means I’m not alone in my obsessions :D xx
    Paris B recently posted..FYI! New from Lancôme : Blanc Expert Melanolyser III and UV Expert XL-ShieldMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Oh heck no, you’re not alone. My beauty stash can attest to that. ;)

      1. Madalicius

        Since I discovered the blogosphere I felt like a new me: so many tips and tricks and tried, tested& approved stuff… I will like to thank you too for your help in this journey (to find the best products for my beauty regime) because in the last time I start to agree with you in most of your posts. I wish I could tell you about the Garnier water since I discovered too, I will suggest you to try also the BB Cream 9-in-1 from Rimmel. I was impressed! So badly that I gave up my Dior Hydralife one. And I will like to know your opinion about Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Mascara. I used Lancome Drama and Star but this one’s consistency is just dream ( no black flakes on my cheeks in the middle of the day). I haven’t tried the Meteorites yet…just started with Terracota four seasons and I really like it (saved the blush money also :) ). Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  2. beetrice

    And the day you post this, Geek enables me into Pop Basic. Our friendship is having serious detrimental effects on my wallet! :P

    1. Tine

      Much obliged, darling. Much obliged. ;)

  3. LeGeeque

    *bows* I’m honoured.

    1. Tine

      Ahem ahem :P

  4. Victoria

    My skincare and makeup overhaul from late 2012 was because of beauty bloggers. Hahaha. For skincare, it is mostly replacement and adding 1-2 items that could make my skin look better. For makeup, it was mainly additions because I did not have much of it to begin with. I read a lot of reviews before deciding on a particular skincare or makeup item as I do not want to make expensive mistakes :-)

    On a separate topic, any idea on how to reduce the appearance of pores?

    1. Tine

      I think beauty blogs hold a double edged sword. Sure, I save money on products that aren’t that good but I also end up spending money on pretty makeup I don’t need. Don’t know whether to call it a win or not. :P

      As for reducing the appearance of pores, silicone-based primers do a good job. They cover the “holes” so that your foundations look good, You can even wear them on their own. The ones I like are by Rimmel (will be doing a review on this soon) and Hourglass.

  5. Biianca

    I agree! You have enabled me to try out a couple of Australian products, I’m from Malaysia so I get my cousin to get it for me. Right now I’m setting sights on Guerlian Meteorites as well cause you and Paris have been raving bout it. I especially enjoyed the post on Face of Australia’s liquid illuminator but haven’t try them out yet because I can’t decide which shade to buy! Lol :) if I can I’ll get them all, but space & usage constraints. Sigh.. Anyway, happy CNY to you Tine! :))))

    1. Tine

      Oh the balls! That was one expensive enabling all right. It’s scary that I now have 4 tins and one compact when previously I thought I was happy with just one. Dangerous for the wallet, this beauty blogging business. :P

      PS: Happy CNY to you too! Er, it’s not over yet, is it? :P

  6. Shalunya

    Oh, couldn’t we just go on and on and on about the purchases we’ve made based on recommendations. I think many times we are on the fence about something but hearing opinions from those we trust help push us over the edge. The biggest curiosity to me would be how many products would we overlook at the store if we had not read any reviews on them? Ahhh, to be innocent and untainted by our knowledge. I’m not a fan of the Butter Glosses either. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading it.
    Shalunya recently posted..Beauty Love Affair TagMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Hahahahaha ding ding ding! :P

  7. Angie

    Love this tag, I had to have a go at it :) Although it’s a little scary being confronted with all my blogger-enabled purchases! Eek!

    1. Tine

      I saw your tag! So fun to do, isn’t it? I’m resisting the NARSissist palette too. Nope not getting it. Closing all tabs and pages that mention it. :P

  8. Madalicius

    Since I discovered the blogosphere I felt like a new me: so many tips and tricks and tried, tested& approved stuff… I will like to thank you too for your help in this journey (to find the best products for my beauty regime) because in the last time I start to agree with you in most of your posts. I wish I could tell you about the Garnier water since I discovered too, I will suggest you to try also the BB Cream 9-in-1 from Rimmel. I was impressed! So badly that I gave up my Dior Hydralife one. And I will like to know your opinion about Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Mascara. I used Lancome Drama and Star but this one’s consistency is just dream ( no black flakes on my cheeks in the middle of the day). I haven’t tried the Meteorites yet…just started with Terracota four seasons and I really like it (saved the blush money also :) ). Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Leave a Reply

Share your latest blog post with us!

Scroll To Top
Web Analytics