Over the years I have been introduced to so many products and brands by my favourite bloggers, some good, some not so good. I do consciously try not to give in to blogger hype too easily, as sometimes sponsored content can be a little biased. Instead I try to do some research into products I am considering buying before parting with my money... If I bought everything bloggers told me to, I'd probably be homeless right now!
I've decided to share a few products bloggers made me buy in today's post... Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see this turned into a little series, as there are plenty more I can talk about.
The first product to come to mind that I have been swayed to buy by another blogger (Lily, I'm looking at you!) is Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume. I'm not a person who buys lots of perfumes, I know what I like and I stick to those, but as soon as I heard of this being described as 'holiday in a bottle' and the mentions of coconut and vanilla scents, I was sold.
This is re-released each Spring, and although the bottle changes slightly, the scent pretty much stays the same. If you haven't tried this before, I urge you to go and have a spritz, it's just beautiful.
Another massively influenced purchase is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, which pretty much every blogger raves about. This is the bargain concealer which ticks all of the boxes, it covers blemishes, hides dark circles, blends wonderfully... it's really no wonder why this is such a must have in the blogosphere! Without the backing of bloggers, I'm fairly sure this would go quite unnoticed, but the power of bloggers have given this little gem the acknowledgement it deserves. I have strayed from this in the past and I've tried other brands, but I always find myself coming back to it, it's easily as good as any high end concealer I've tried.
I first heard about Philip Kingsley Elasticizer when it appeared in a Glossybox which lots of bloggers were sent, and it intrigued me straight away! This is quite a pricey product, which is what put me off it for so long, but I'm now so glad I have it, it's worth every penny.
I apply this to my hair before shampooing as a pre-conditioning treatment and it makes so much difference to my hair. When I use this my hair is left shinier, easier to style and control and it just feels stronger and healthier. I don't use this excessively as I can't afford to repurchase too often, but once a week seems to work just about right for me - I highly recommend it!
When it comes to skincare, I'm always a little nervous about trying new things, but after reading so many amazing reviews about the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, I had to try it for myself. This is a serum which you apply on a morning and/or evening which helps to prevent breakouts and calm existing ones as well as reducing redness and blackheads... You can see why I had to give this a try!
Although it's not a miracle worker, I do think it works, especially when it comes to calming breakouts. It is one of those products which needs continuous use to see any benefits, but I've repurchased this twice now and will continue to do so.L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo, which I snapped up while on offer in Asda. This sounded like the perfect shampoo for me as it's formulated to remove excess oil from the roots, while moisturising and leaving the ends of your hair silky smooth. This contains three different clays, which work together to purify, hydrate and revitalise, but although I like this, I don't really think it's something to shout about. Maybe it's because I haven't used the entire range (there's a pre-shampoo mask and a conditioner too), I think I would try it again when it's on offer, and pick up the other products too.
When I first saw Zoe wearing Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick '107' I immediately wanted it, and since buying this, I've added a few more from the Kate Moss range to my collection. These lipsticks are so moisturising (even the matte shades) and really long lasting on the lips. 107 is my favourite Autumn/Winter berry shade, which I will without doubt repurchase when this one runs out.
Sleek Blush 'Rose Gold' is one of the cult blogger products, something which was so sought after at one time that it literally sold out everywhere. This is known as the dupe to Nars Orgasm, and let me tell you, it's pretty much identical. A few years ago, every blogger and YouTuber was talking about this and after about two years of searching (yes it was that popular), I finally got my hands on it.
I still use this now, and love it as much as I did then... It's a beautiful peachy pink with slight rose gold shimmer running through it, a perfect blush for Summer.
Finally, another skincare product which I eventually gave in to; Alpha H Liquid Gold. It was Anna who convinced me to finally buy this, and I'm so glad I listened to her advice! I was a little worried this was going to be really abrasive, but it's completely fine when used correctly. The glycolic acid treatment is so easy to use, simply wipe over the skin after cleansing every second or third night and let it get to work. It smooths and firms the skin as well as refining and evening out the skin tone. I have no doubt this is worth it's hefty price tag, as it works wonders and lasts for such a long time.
Let me know if you enjoyed this post and want to see more, or if you'd like in depth reviews on any of the mentioned products!
What products have bloggers made you buy?
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