Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

I've been in a bit of a blogger rut recently, and I can't seem to shake it. I think it's the snow and it's ability halt any and all outfit photos. The snow is currently UP TO MY KNEES and isn't scheduled to stop for several more hours. Send packages of canned goods and water because I'm pretty sure I won't be able to leave my house until spring.

Consequently, I've dug up a cute little tag about beauty blogging that was fun and different from any usual posts. Hope you enjoy :)
(I've also changed the size of post fonts and the alignment...yay? nay? Let me know in the comments)

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

It's hard to really narrow it down, but if I follow you on Bloglovin' then I probably really really value your opinion. Those are the bloggers I look back at for inspiration and really aspire to grow toward. Having said that, I find myself getting most excited when I find that The Beauty Crush, Marionberry Style, and Ivory Lane have posted. Sammi has such a grasp on her style and I absolutely adore it. Marion is literally the funniest fashion blogger I know of. She makes me smile with every post and you can always look to her for a giggle along with outfit inspiration. Ivory Lane is essentially what I wish my wardrobe was. Everything is classy, high end, and so beyond my price limit. I live vicariously through her blog, haha. As for reviews and swatches, I most often read Sprinkle of Glitter.

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 have been a couple of products that I've gone out and bought (or put in my online shopping cart and cried about the prices of), but mostly I just read the bloggers reviews for future reference if I ever need to go out and buy something. However, I do search online for reviews when I'm making a specific beauty purchase.

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

There are a couple of things I absolutely do not regret buying, but my top three are probably my Naked2 palette, the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, and any MAC lipstick. The Naked2 palette really opened my eyes to wonders of eyeshadow, because before that I really didn't use any. The Just Bitten stains are just plain addicting and I'm embarrassed to try and count how many different colors I own. Lastly, the MAC lipsticks are beautiful. Plain and simple. I'm now spoiled on high end lipsticks, however.

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

This is an easy one, because it's literally my most regretted purchase of all time. It wasn't expensive, but the Kate Moss lipsticks as a whole were a MASSIVE let down, especially the first one I tried (color 113). It's awful. I thought I would give them another chance in different colors after that, but that was a mistake. I have yet to find one I liked.

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

The Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, Revlon Stay Matte translucent powder (re-purchase), Mary Kay Timewise skincare kit, and RealTechnique's Face and Eye brush set (Christmas gifts, but I asked for them based on a review!)

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

Absolutely. The Revlon Balm Stains were a huge hype, as are all of the Naked palettes and RealTechnique brushes.

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

I held out on the RealTechniques brushes until I could get them as a Christmas gift, and I still don't own a single high end mascara.

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

A lot of the drugstore items I will buy without checking out reviews because sometimes it's just fun to try things out. It really all depends. Most of the time when I am buying high end products I will spend the time to really do my research, or I will have already seen the reviews that spurred me to buy it in the first place. 

So that's that! If you'd like to do this tag, go ahead. I wasn't tagged by anyone, and I really thing that "tags" are hardly tags anymore. Everyone just picks up the ones they want to do and run with it, and I love that! It's much more fun when you don't have to worry about people thinking you're pretentious for doing a tag you weren't tagged in. 

Also, I've updated my eBay shop with items that I'm selling while I'm here at school. The last thing to be added will be my TUK creepers (box included!) and those will go up later today. For now, everything is uploaded. You can find the link here or there will be an eBay icon in the side bar. The "Shop" button in my header in a link to my ShopEnvy store, and those items are in home. I do have my sister who will mail those out if you would like to purchase any of those items, but it will take probably about a week to get them sent out. I don't mean to discourage you, just trying to give fair warning!

I'm selling these items for a very specific purpose, because in March I will be traveling to...CALIFORNIA! YES, that's right! The dream I've been thinking of for years is finally coming true. I'll be headed out with Elana over our spring break, and the excitement is uncontainable. I do have to fund this adventure, however, so I'll be updating items all through the next month and a half. Happy shopping! 


  1. Loved reading this post! x

  2. Great read!

  3. loved this post!

  4. Now I get to know you better =)
    I'm sure you'll enjoy Cali. It's a great place to be with so much sun and fun! =)

  5. Great post! I've been wondering for so long if the Naked palettes are worth it or if they are all hype. Hmmm, I may have to finally give in and buy the Naked3. I've been lusting after it for a while ;)

  6. i have the same answer.. i'd have to say the naked palette is one of the best buys i've had (influenced by blogs/youtube).

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  7. So…I was totally caught off guard reading this post…THANK YOU Katie! You're so sweet to include me here :)
    And I am right there with ya on buying into the Naked Palette hype. And I don't regret it at all. I am thinking about buying the Naked 3 which just came out, but I don't want to be one of those girls who has TOO much make-up in her bathroom. So I might hold off.
    As far as the MAC lipsticks go…they are hands down my favorite. I carry one of their Lip Glasses everywhere I go ("Underage" is my go-to color).

    Anyway, I hope you get a break from the snow soon and thanks again…you seriously just made my day.
    xo - Marion
    ps - going to go watch your video now! :)