Friday, July 04, 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It! #1

Being part of such an awesome community like the blogging community means I read god knows how many other blogs and rack up quite a wish-list every now and then. The majority of my stash is more than likely made up for beauty blogger influences so I thought I'd share a few of my most used with you.

Soap & Glory Hocus Focus
I Blame: Kate, gh0stparties
Ah Kate and your pinterest-worthy photos. I pretty much want everything she recommends but Soap & Glory's Hocus Focus is one of the most recent enabled purchase. It's gorgeous warm toned highlighting goodness is my everyday partner for whichever base I choose that day and leaves my skin with a beautiful summer glow every time. Cheers, Kate.

L'Oreal True Match Foundation
I Blame: Amelia, Liana Beauty
Talking of bases, this foundation was Amelia through and through. No one else could have raved about L'Oreal True Match Foundation like she did and calling it a dupe for Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk was the only thing I needed to hear to pick this one up. It's a gorgeous finish that's not too heavy and leaves a lovely dewy finish - total winner!

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Powder
I Blame: Lily, Lily Pebbles
Still on bases (I've just realised my lineup is kind of in application order - sweet!), my all time favourite setting powder is Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Powder - a discovery thanks to Miss Lily. When she included this in a monthly favourites for it's colour correcting yellow tint and non-cakey finish I was sold and hit pan much quicker than I have with any other powder. A perfect every day staple.

Benefit Hervana blush
I Blame: Estee, essiebutton
Ah Estee! With your gorgeous complexion! As a fellow fair skinned gal, I struggle with finding suitable blushers so as soon as I spotted Estee wearing Benefit's Hervana on a video I knew it had to be mine. It's such a pretty pink with streaks of lilac, peachy pink and baby pink that blend together for the perfect flush. This is my go-to on days when I just don't know what to slap on. Adore!

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
I Blame: Anna, Vivianna Does Makeup
Dammit, Anna. Your lip picks are like my kryptonite! Anna rocked this gorgeous orangey-red lip on various occasions over autumn/winter and despite fighting the urge for a month or so, the desire was too strong and I just had to get my hands on this baby. Her rave about NARS Red Square being non-drying, super pigmented and easy to wear all rang true and I really love wearing this pencil. It truly is one of the most comfortable matte lip products I have.

What products have beauty bloggers enabled you to buy?


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  1. I love L'Oreal True Match foundation, it made me convert from my MAC Studio Fix, it's perfect.

    Fiona @

  2. Quite the haul! Bloggers make me buy too. It's cuz we're all so good ha! X

  3. I love the Hervana blush, it's so pretty and just seems to work with everything - I'm pale too and this works for me :) xx

  4. Ah I didn't buy this all in one go, I've some for a long while :) But yes, dammit beauty bloggers! x

  5. Isn't just the best! Super pretty shade x

  6. I've recently fell back in love with it - such a gorgeous finish! :) x

  7. clairabelle0306July 04, 2014 8:48 pm

    Anna, Amelia and Suzie are always true enablers with me, they get me every time! The Loreal foundation is now high on my list, I had completely forgotten about it.

  8. Ah yes, Suzie! Her pictures are so flawless I'd want a binbag if she shot it against her white backdrops :) x

  9. Jessica MearnsJuly 05, 2014 7:00 pm

    I'm always sucked in by Anna's recommendations too!! The NARS lip pencil looks amazing, definitely think I need that in my life x

  10. It's really beautiful Jessica! Thanks for entering :) x