Bloggers Made Me Buy It

Bloggers Made Me Buy It

The reccomendations

Reading blogs is a dangerous business I have you know! Full of beautiful imagery, wonderful words and then, the next thing you know, you have got a wishlist as long as your arm and you are thinking to yourself, ‘pasta for dinner this week then!’. In fact, before I discovered blogging back in 2011, I have no idea how I used to buy products without a recommendation from my favourite people online? Did I just use to go to the store and just… buy something at random? I do not remember but blogging has become such an integral part of my life and before I buy anything, I will have a scroll through my favourite blogs to see their recommendations and thoughts.

These are the products that either had a fair bit of blogger hype around them or were just simply recommended by several of my favourites and somehow, just somehow, the product ended up in either my physical or online basket. Bloggers have a knack for photographing products so beautifully with a matching write-up so impulse purchases are such a regular thing for me now, opps! So quite literally, and the title of this blog post could not be more apt, the bloggers made me buy it. I am also pretty proud to say that all the products I have bought that have been heavily influenced by a bloggers’ recommendation, I have loved or do currently love, very muchly so. So, without further ado, here are the products that the bloggers made me buy!

Bloggers Made Me Buy It
Bloggers Made Me Buy It Pixi Glow Tonic

The Skincare Item

Pixi Glow Tonic

Leanne’s blog is one of my favourites and I could not trust her opinion more so when I saw her glowing review on the Pixi Glow Tonic (i.e such a blogger fave) I found myself ordering my very own orange bottle. It has been the first ever product I have ever tried from Pixi and it has been the perfect introduction to the brand as I love it! My skin feels squeaky clean after I have used this and blemishes and redness have also been reduced. I have very nearly finished my first bottle and I will certainly be re-purchasing!

Bloggers Made Me Buy It Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders

The Finishing Product

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

This one was most certainly Anna’s influence! When this palette was released just in time for Christmas two years ago, bloggers (understandably) went crazy for it and I am pretty sure it was featured in every gift guide going! It is one of the most beautiful makeup palettes out there with its’ mirrored packaging and beautiful powders inside and I just fell in love and just had to have it. Since then, my mother has fallen in love with it two and brought her very own Hourglass palette! The powders are gorgeous and create such a lovely healthy glow that remains pretty natural. I have completely hit pan on this palette now so it is certainly time to take a little trip down to Space N.K!

Bloggers Made Me Buy It Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

The Palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

The Sunday Girl is a blog I turn to regularly for beauty recommendations and when I saw her swatches of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette many moons ago, I just knew it had to be mine. The pink and mauve hues the palette offers are right up my street and I knew from owning previous Urban Decay palettes the quality would be from second to none. I completely adore this palette, it is one of my all time favourites and I know I am really not alone there – just ask any other blogger!

Bloggers Made Me Buy It Rimmel Match Perfection

The Base Product

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

I am sure that there have been a fair few handful of products I have bought off of Zoe(lla)’s recommendations in all the years I have read her blog and watched her channel but the one I can remember back to most recently was the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. She raved about this in one of her videos and I added it straight away to my wishlist. I struggle with buying foundations so much as I always worry I will not like how it looks but trusting Zoe’s recommendation paid off – this is such a lovely foundation, it has the coverage I like, covers my redness and has a beautiful, almost flawless finish. It is a firm favourite of mine!

What products have you purchased based off of a bloggers recommendations?

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Pixi Glow Tonic
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit (Limited Edition – New Version)
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

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  • I SO wish I picked up the Ambient Lighting palette… it looks so so gorgeous! I definitely rate the Pixi Glow Tonic too xxx

    • It’s so pretty isn’t it! The recent one they brought it is SO very similar to it and I have no doubt Hourglass will release another special edition around Christmas time! Love the Pixi Glow tonic, such a wonderful product! Thank you for reading xx

  • Zara

    I love the layout of this post Abbi! I definitely got the Naked 3 palette based on blogger reviews and it really is beautiful! Another one is the NARS tinted moisturiser which I bought after seeing Suzi from Hello October use it in a lot of her tutorials and it’s by far the best lightweight foundation substitute I have ever tried!! xo

    • Thank you SO much Zara, so lovely! The Naked 3 palette is definitely one of my best blogger influenced purchases, I just adore it! Ooooh, the NARS tinted mosturiser has been on my wishlist for a little while, definitely need to purchase soon! Thank you for reading xx

  • I spend Sundays catching up on blog posts I missed during the week, and by Sunday evening I’m trying to resist the urge to empty my bank account in multiple orders. Luckily I manage to resist though occasionally the odd item does slip through checkout.
    Alicia x

    • I am the very same haha! Just can’t be helped! Thank you so much for reading Alicia xx

  • I wish I had bought this beautiful hourglass palette! It just looks too pretty x

    • It was definitely one of my best beauty buys – I love it! Thank you for reading! Xx

  • I bought a few things because of bloggers too. Ive been meaning to buy the Hourglass palette but I still haven’t got around to it, it looks so pretty.

    • It’s just too tempting isn’t it! I love Hourglass and can’t wait to see what palette they bring out this year! Xx

  • Ha I can completely relate to this post – especially the Naked 3 and the Pixi Glow Tonic! The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery is one product as well that made the blogging rounds and ended up in my shopping basket!
    Also your photography is absolutely beautiful!
    Hels xx

    • Oooh, I have also just purchased the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery after reading so many good reviews too! Thank you so much for your kind comment & for reading! xx

  • I loove Pixi glow tonic. Also that hourglass palette is just soo gorgeous. Sarah from Sarah in Wonderland is my biggest enabler. She always raves about such gorgeous products that I need.
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

    • It’s just such a wonder product isn’t it, I love it! Oooh will have to check out Sarah in Wonderland! Thank you for reading xx