9 June 2016

Blame The Beauty Bloggers Edit #2

I would say 90% of the beauty products I buy are blogger recommendations. Every blog post I read encourages me to add more things to my never ending wishlist. I did a post last year, "Blame The Beauty Bloggers Edit #1" showing a few products that I picked up thanks to certain beauty bloggers. Considering the mounting pile of products I currently have, I think it's time to "Blame The Beauty Bloggers" part two.

A picture of Tom Ford and Nars Lipsticks
 Tom Ford Lipsticks are certainly sat on the top rung of the luxurious lipstick ladder. I always used to long to have a black and gold, TM embossed bullet of my very own. Every time I saw one on a blog or being plucked from a handbag, I knew I had to add one to my collection. Luckily the makeup gods were looking down on me and I managed to pick up two shades, Violet Fatale & Crimson Noir, from a CCO in America, at a considerable discount.

 My third addition, one of the mini Lips & Boys Collection in Alejandro was a really generous Christmas Present. Can we just address how adorable he is, anything in miniature has a place in my heart. I also may have recently purchased another shade, as a birthday present to myself, so let me know if you would like to see her. Obviously it goes without saying, you're paying for quality. I wouldn't say they are a necessity, in terms of formulation and shade range there are definitely rivals, but they make such a lovely gift, what girl wouldn't want to receive a Tom Ford Lipstick?

I recently did a whole post dedicated to the Nars Audacious Lipstick in the shade Brigitte, because I am currently obsessed with it. The Audacious formula is so creamy and opaque, one swipe deposits just right amount of colour and despite their creamy nature, they have a surprisingly long wear time.

I can totally blame Kate for encouraging me to add Natalie to my collection. As soon as I saw her wearing it in a vlog, I rushed onto Space NK and popped it in my basket straight away. It's such a gorgeous coral colour, which I don't actually have many of, that's how I justified it hehe. I actually ordered Brigitte at the same time to avoid paying shipping, does anyone else do that?

Lana was the first Nars Lipstick I ever bought about a year ago, it was the bright orange red colour that drew me in, yes I do have a type. I did put it on the back burner due to my conveyor belt of liquid lipsticks, but I think it's time for a revival, what do you think?

A picture of beauty blogger enabled purchases.
The Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser is quite literally sold out everywhere, honestly it's harder to get a hold of than gold dust. However I can completely understand why, it really does live up to the blogger hype, it's the perfect morning cleanser. As it's mud based it really detoxes the skin, but the creamy formula doesn't leave it feeling tight or dry. The squeezy tube is pretty deceiving too, I've been using mine for four months and it's still going strong, though I may have to put my name down on the waiting list, just so that I'm guaranteed a back up!

I saw Elanna mention the Perricone MD Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment in one of her videos, I was having a binge session and it just sounded so interesting to me. I did a bit of googling, saw all the amazing reviews and decided to pick one up. It's essentially a non-rinsing cleansing treatment, I use it after I've removed my make up. It's actually quite shocking when I look down at the cotton pad and see all the dirt and grime that my first cleanse missed. It really leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and hydrating and I've noticed a huge difference in the condition of my skin recently, and I think this treatment may be a huge part of that.

Last year every beauty blogger, vlogger and beauty enthusiast was raving about the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. I was lucky enough to receive it for Christmas and I've loved it ever since. It's a retinol based oil that really helps repair the skin overnight. Due to it's super high price tag I only use this twice a week, just to prolong it's life, but I do notice a difference. My complexion looks brighter and my scarring from pesky spots take less time to fade.

I blame Lily for making me pick up the O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz, she said it made her hair nice and volumised, which I'm all about and she was right. It gives a little lift around my crown, making my flat hair look more bouncy and voluminous. I love the bottle too, it's so unique and definitely stands out on my hair product tray. Yes, I have so many hair products they actually have their own tray. Also by the by if you haven't followed her blog, go do so because it's fantastic, her photography is so on point, very inspirational.

It just goes to show how much influence we bloggers have on each other, which is great for our beauty collection, not so much for our wallets. What have products have you been encouraged to buy thanks to a fellow blogger?

XOXO Claire
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29 comments

  1. I'm so into skincare at the minute and the Pixi cleanser and Perricone MD cleanser sound right up my street - thanks for the tip...I'll blame you when my husband asks about any parcels I receive : ) x

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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  2. I love how bloggers influence each other on products it's pretty cool! Loving all the lipsticks! x

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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  3. Opps, that's fine haha. Your can't put a price on nice skin :)

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  4. It's great isn't it, I always rely on bloggers reviews before I buy a product :)

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  5. It's impossible not to be influenced by beauty bloggers, especially when you find one with similar taste/skin type/tone! xx

    Beautylymin| Bobbi Brown Define & Glow Palette Gift Set Giveaway

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  6. I have definitely been enabled more times than I can count, probably 95% of my make-up collection is blogger enabled. My skincare is slightly different though as I have to be quite picky with what products I use with my skin type. But I have been lusting over that Pixi cleanser for the longest time, I still haven't gotten my hands on it and i can definitely blame the blogger hype for that!! xx

    Chantalle | www.ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

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  7. Absolutely, especially lip products, they are my kryptonite :)

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  8. I'm pretty picky when it comes to my skin too, though I have completely fallen for the Pixi Cleanser, it's so gentle, but my face feels so clean, I love it! :)

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  9. I have the O&M spritz on "to buy" list after reading Lily's post! xx

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  10. You definitely should, it's completely changed my makeup routine :)

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  11. Ooh I think I have a sample of the Balance Me Mask somewhere, I'll have to look for it :)

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  12. There's so many amazing things out right now, the Loreal foundation is very dewy, I do have to powder otherwise things could look a bit too greasy :)

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  13. It is addicting reading blogs. There was one time I got so hooked into believing I needed NYX products that I left the house right after watching a review & risked a parking ticket to pick some things up! Crazy :/

    Katie // Words By Katie

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  14. Wow, that's true dedication haha. Though I have made pretty impulsive online orders :)

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  15. I love the Nars Audacious line! Most of the makeup I buy is blogger influenced!


    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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  16. The three shades I have definitely make me want to try more from the line :)

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  17. i really want Tom Ford lippies! but the price point is way to much for me. I did see them at CCO for less then $40 :) so yeah I might go ahead and grab one ...or two... Love NARS lipsticks!

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  18. They are ridiculously priced, but I managed to get two at a cco when I was in the usa, and when converted back to the pound they worked out significantly cheaper. I did get another shade as a birthday gift, but they arn't the sort of lipstick I would buy willy nilly, I love my NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams just as much and they're as cheap as chips ;)

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  19. here is one more for you! I am glad you got the audacious lipsticks because they are a tremendous formula that lost steam too quickly. love your post

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  20. have to admit I didn't read your post at all. I've spent the last 10 minutes just staring at those two pictures. They are amazing!! You have a new follower here. Next time I visit you I'll read a post for sure :)
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  21. Thank you, they really are, the nude shades especially are lovely :)

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  22. Haha thank you, I'll take that as a complement. I'm definitely trying to improve my picture quality, so I'm glad you like them :)

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  23. Love this post!! I can totally blame you for my impulsive Dior Beauty Addict Fluid Stick purchase ;) so worth it though! I have yet to try a NARS Audacious lipstick. I seriously need to jump on the bandwagon!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  24. Aww thank you, oops haha. I really recommend the Nars lipsticks, the nude shades in particular are gorgeous, so creamy :)

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  25. Aren't they gorgeous, Bridgette is most definitely becoming a firm favourite of mine :)

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  26. and you're doing a great job!! I loved your pictures

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