Fact: bloggers are terrible enablers. Over the years, I’ve purchased all sorts of things from blogger recommendations and I trust the opinions of my favourite bloggers implicitly. Basically, I’m a huge sucker for ‘blogger trends’ and will buy into pretty much anything that’s photographed with a 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Yesterday I had some time to kill in London and found myself wandering into Muji (dangerous) and then Liberty (a bank balance death sentence). I’m currently on a ‘no-clothes-shoes-accessories’ shopping ban for Lent, so I went a bit mad due to withdrawal and splurged on a whole host of Blogger Buys, as seen on my favourite online platforms. So here’s my very first haul – as inspired by my bloglovin’ reader.
The Stylish Skincare
Inspired by gh0stparties
Since using up my NUDE Facial Oil a few weeks ago, I’ve been looking for a new cleanser to use with my Clarisonic. I have oily skin so the blogger’s favourite Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil wasn’t right for me, but I came away with the Amazing Face Cleanser which includes a gorgeous blend of citrus to remove excess oil.
The Boar Bristle Brush
Inspired by Wish Wish Wish
When I started having bonded hair extensions fitted last year, I became quite militant about caring for my hair. I’m also still obsessed with the long, thick lengths so brush it all.the.time, which isn’t always good for it. I was noticing some breakage, so invested in a Mason Pearson brush to keep in my handbag. Bonded extensions need careful brushing to avoid damaging the bonds, so this pure boar bristle style from the classic brand is perfect.
The Design Candle
Inspired by Vivianna Does Makeup
I have to try very, very hard to control my candle obsession. £45 is a gross amount of money to spend on a candle, but nothing – nothing – beats Diptyque when it comes to gorgeous design and long-lasting scent. This is the new limited edition candle in collaboration with Liberty – a zesty, citrus scent with a floral heart that’s just perfect for bright spring mornings.
FYI, if you’re a fellow Diptyque fan and still wince at the price, I’d really recommend the miniature versions. At £20 a pop they’re still expensive but the scent is just as strong AND you get the jar afterwards… which if we’re honest, is one of the main selling points.
The Minimalist Storage
Inspired by I Want You To Know
The Muji acrylic storage systems are so popular with bloggers, their quotes are featured in displays at Muji stores. When picking up mine, I spotted Lily and Kate giving their seal of approval – very cool. I have a few Muji bits for storing makeup and stuff on my desk, but after a huge jewellery sort-out at the weekend I knew I needed to add to my collection. This 12-section tray is perfect for earrings and rings and means I can see my favourites at a glance.
And here endeth my very first haul! Have you ever bought anything after seeing it on a blog? Which are your favourite blogs for product recommendations?