So the other week, I was catching up with my Bloglovin' reading - as one does - and I came across this tag on Adrienne's amazing blog - Late Night Nonsense. If you haven't already checked out Late Night Nonsense, then I would highly recommend that you do ASAP! 

1/ Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?
There's a group of about 5 bloggers that I will always turn to before parting with my money - Kate, Vivianna, Lily, Esteé and Lily. If I'm thinking of buying a pricier product, I will always search all of their blogs to see if they have reviewed said product and what they thought of it before even considering to buy it. However, for professional swatches, no one beats Temptalia.  

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?
Like I said above, I will usually seek the advice of my top five, and if not enough of them have tried/reviewed the product I'm wanting to try, then I will look further afield and just do a bit of googling! However, nothing beats going and actually looking at the product and swatching it in person to make sure it suits your skin type/tone etc.

3/ What is your most favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Hrm, that's a tricky one. I'd probably say either the REN Glycolactic Mask, the NARS And God Created The Woman Palette or one of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders.

4/ What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Probably La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo - It wasn't bad per say but it just didn't really do anything for my skin. 

5/ Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, Nails Inc Gel Nail Polish in Porchester Square, NARS Ride Up To The Moon Palette,  NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and NARS Radient Creamy Concealer. Love me a bit of NARS.

6/ Have you ever given into blogger hype?  If so, which hype?
I'm pretty good at stepping back and saying; "Do I really need this?" so I try not to really give into blogging hype. Saying that, I probably have far too many foundations due to the never ending search for 'the one' that's forever encouraged by the blogging world!

7/ Have you ever avoided blogger hype?  If so, which hype?
I've so far managed to avoid buying the Naked 3 Palette, as I already own the first two plus the Naked Basics Palette, however I bet you that by the time this post is actually published, I will have my hands on one. Let's just see...

8/ Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
I've bought plenty of products in the past based off of just swatching them in store and deciding then and there, but 8 times out of 10 I won't be as happy with my purchase as I would have been if I had done my research first. Sure, you can test out the colour etc of the product in store, but it's not until you get to read the reviews that you find out about longevity and other features that can only be found out by longer-term testing. Long story short - I like to do my research.

So, as customary with any tag, it's time to tag a few of my favourite bloggers! 

Charlotte from Style & Splurging
Katy from Rotten Otter
Laura from Belles Boutique
& LaaLaa from Dolce Vanity

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  1. I've only just seen this! Awesome post, glad you did the tag: it's such fun isn't it? xo

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