Wednesday, 12 June 2013

June BBC Day 12: An Item You've Bought Because of Blogs/Vlogs

Today, I've to write about items I've bought because of reviews I've watched or read online. Where should I begin for this one?! I've a long list of things I've tried because of the hype given about a particular item online, but here's a coule that stick out in my mind!

Essie Nail Polish

This one is a bit of a cheat really, because I've really only paid attention to the reviews on the brand, rather than the shades. A couple of weeks back I was aimlessly testing out Dermalogica skincare in my local pharmacy when I noted a whole rack of Essie just hidden behind it. Queue me going politely nuts and scouring the rack for "Watermelon", a shade I've drooled over one too many times in Boots, and bee-lined to the cash-point. I am now a fully self-confessed Essie convert!!

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Next up, I want to talk about Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer. I stumbled across a post one day on The Glamour Nazi, talking about these highly pigmented, glossy offerings from Rimmel. At the time, I glossed over them (haha, geddit?!) and didn't pay them much heed... Until I found myself standing at the makeup section in Boots one day, and it was 3 for 2 across all make-up brands! I swatched one on my hand, and was smitten! I immediately snapped up "Big Bang", the red shade, that I've now miss-placed (stupid redecoration project!!) and  yesterday I got the bright fuchsia shade "Apocaliptic". Thanks, Dani, for planting the seed in my head!

So what products have you bought based of blogs and vlogs? Have you ever bought anything based off one of my blogs?? What is your favourite purchase to date, as prompted by an online review?

Le GrĂ¡,