I would place the blame for a lot of my purchases on blogs/vlogs. At this stage when I walk around anywhere selling makeup or skincare I am mentally going “lovelygirlybits recommended that” “Donna from NotJustInside said that was good” and so on… My friends and family are well used to me recommending products to them on the basis of blog/vlog reviews. YouTube and the numerous blogs I follow have opened my eyes to brands I would never even have heard of otherwise as they are not stocked in many (if any!) stores here. These include: Sleek products, Sigma brushes, China Glaze nail varnish beauty boxes such as Glossybox, She Said Beauty, SoukSouk and Carmine, and many, many more!
Specific products that I have purchased on the basis of seeing them reviewed online are:
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
When I first got into watching beauty videos on YouTube *everyone* raved about the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish in their favourites videos. I had to try it! While I do like the original I really love this edition which is the Lavender and Rose version that was released to raise funds for Prince’s Trust.
Real Techniques brushes:
I tried for the longest time to ignore the hype about the Real Techniques brushes as I was putting it down to the fact that Sam Chapman is a YouTuber and known to many of the beauty gurus so of course they wanted to support her. It’s not that though – these brushes are amazing! I have collected quite a few of them and more are on my wishlist. They are well worth a try and the fact that they look so stylish is an added bonus!
Rimmel Apocalips have been raved about online for their texture and pigmentation so I had to give them a try when I was in Superdrug a while ago. I stuck to two very ‘me’ shades and they haven’t blown me away but probably because I haven’t really given them a proper trial yet.
What have you bought as a result of having seen it reviewed or mentioned in blogs/vlogs? What have been your successes and disappointments from those purchases? Is there anything you would recommend that I should try?