Monday, 13 June 2016

The blogger made me buy it

Does anyone buy anything without reading a review anymore? I know i don't. In the current climate of beauty bloggers there are products which constantly get the best reviews, i'm the first to admit i've bought into the reviews to be either amazed or left wondering why everyone was amazed. I'm going to talk through a few of the raved about products i've bought and whether they we're actually worth the hype. 





Pixi Glow Tonic £18 250ml: This could possibly be the biggest cult product there is and for good reason; glow tonic is definitely worth the hype. It contains 5% Glycolic acid to chemically exfoliate the skin without being abrasive, its helps to brighten, refresh and reveal smooth skin underneath. If you're someone who is still using manual exfoliators like scrubs with micro beads give this a try, its much better for your skin and you'll get way better results in just one sweep.


First aid beauty facial radiance pads:  These come in two different size tubs, one comes with around 20 pads and the other with 60, I'm so glad i bought the smaller tub. I had heard so much about these particularly on instagram when looking at peoples skincare routines so i was excited to try them out. I was disappointed, these were not worth the hype at all. I saw no difference in my skin and only lasted me around three weeks. They were also VERY expensive for three weeks worth of toner.


Finally from skincare we have the origins mask primer £18.50 95ml: I've only ever seen bloggers talk about this, its a very 'blogger' thing isn't it? first we had makeup primers and now we've got mask primers but this is worth the hype despite sounding like a complete fad. What i'm most impressed with is the ingredients, its full of humectants to lock in moisturise and general good things; I definitely see the difference when using this with a mask and then without using it. 


Moving onto makeup and theres nothing more 'instagrammable' than an hourglass product, although i couldn't quite convince myself to part with the money for the ambient lighting palette i did buy one of the ambinet lighting strobe powders in iridescent light. Its beautiful, i wear it everyday and even when i get home from a full day of work i can still see my highlighter in the mirror, Its a really nice shimmer and the product itself is so soft. It can be used wet for more intensity, personally i think its enough as it is but you could go full kim k highlight with this one. 


Nyx soft matte lip cream £5.50: I think these sort of started the liquid lipstick trend without being a liquid lipstick; everyone loves a nyx lip cream and its understandable why. These are worth the hype, pigmented, opaque and have a good lasting time for the price without being hugely drying because of their cream formula. They also smell amazing as well. I have the shades Zurich 14 and Cannes 19.

no 19 cannes is the darker shade and 14 zurich is the lighter.


I think its great we have such a huge community of bloggers who we can turn to before spending money on something that might not be great. A lot of the time products that are raved about are great products and thats why they receive all the good reviews although some might not be what you expect! Do you think different about any really hyped products? 

- Maria x 
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15 comments

  1. Agree with you fully as I will not make a purchase without reading a review first. Great article now I must part with some money buying the products you have suggested.
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    Shanel
    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/my-visit-to-dollhouse-dubai.html

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  2. Agree with you fully as I will not make a purchase without reading a review first. Great article now I must part with some money buying the products you have suggested.
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    Shanel
    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/my-visit-to-dollhouse-dubai.html

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    1. Thank you that's great ! I hope you enjoy them! - Maria x

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  3. I love the NYX liquid lips, I only bought these after seeing them on bloggers.

    Chloe | www.cinnamontan.co.uk

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    1. Yesss I really feel bloggers made these famous! I love the formulation and the smell is amazing! - Maria x

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  4. I can relate, I've already bought two of these because of the huge blogger/youtuber hype around them. It's crazy how blogging makes your wish list keep growing and growing!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I have such a huge wish list now it seems I'll read one post and add an item to it every time! - Maria x

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  5. I LOVE the Pixi Tonic Toner it's one of them beauty products that I just feel everyone should own, I really wanted to try the Origins mask primer but sadly I'm allergic to all Origins products :(. Great post.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.com

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    1. The pixi stuff is amazing! What a shame you're allergic to origins hopefully another brand will make a mask primer! - Maria x

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  6. Funnily enough, I haven't tried any of these, but they the Pixi Glow Tonic still looks amazing (people have been raving about it since 2009 haha). I personally have been saving up to do a HUGE Body Shop haul as their sale is Buy 3 Get 3, and you can't really say no to that ;) Just found your blog and am loving your posts and layout <3

    http://wanderlustgirl-kb.blogspot.ca

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    1. You need to try somethings!! Thank you so much and thank you for reading! - Maria x

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  7. I love reading posts like this! In my opinion some products get waaayyy too much hype but others are totally worth it. But I've also started to be a little bit suspicious of the hyped products so I won't end up super disappointed if they don't work for me after all. I'd really love to try the Pixi Glow Tonic and NYX Lip Creams are definitely on my shopping list! xx

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    1. Yeah some products are wayyy over hyped especially if there's sponsorship involved! I've always wondered if some products are worth it luckily many are! Thank you for reading! - Maria x

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  8. I totally agree, I hardly ever buy a product now with out reading a review on it. The pixi glow tonic I have heard so much about.. I really want to try it out but not sure.
    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

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  9. The pixi tonic is amazing, your skin feels so good afterwards! - Maria x

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