Bloggers Made Me Buy it……….

I have been an avid blog reader for years, loooonnnnnng before I even thought about writing my own. I just love reading all the different reviews and opinions on products and how people use them, I love seeing little snippets of peoples lives, and I have recently discovered a love of interiors blogs. Anyway, I digress….

When I am reading a blog and a product or item catches my eye, I write the details down in my little red book that I keep on my desk. I try not to impulse buy or get caught up in the hype of a new launch etc, so I will see if I still fancy it in a month or so, and then either use the affiliate link if the blogger has one on their site, or perhaps pick it up on my next shopping trip if they dont. We gotta support our blogging buds! (My newly learnt resistance by the way is as a result of my self imposed make up buying ban). Ever since my no spend make up month, I have shown more will power and you can read more about in this post if you feel the need, My No Make Up Buying Month – What it Taught Me

I thought I would share with you some of the items that the blogging world has convinced me that I need in my life, and introduce you to the ladies that introduced me to them. x

The Item   –  Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Palette  –  £8  see it here

The Blogger who made me buy it – Delyth at Highstreet Beauty

I will be totally upfront here. As much as I greatly admire Tanya and her amazing achievements, I always thought that her make up range was for the youngsters. Lots of sparkly, shimmery products and cute packaging, I never imagined it would be a range I would buy. Well that changed when I saw my fabulous blogging buddy Delyth (and my first “proper” blogging bud ever made) review it in part of her favourite blusher post. It just looked so pretty and wearable. When I was in Superdrug I saw the range, and as its so reasonably priced, thought I would pick it up to give it a whirl. I really like it. The bronzer is surprisingly soft and natural looking. A winner!


The Item   –   Bobby Brown Brightening Blush in Pink Truffle   (sorry, no longer available, but similar here)

The Blogger who made me buy it   –   Pixiwoo  The first blog I ever read religiously was Pixiwoo, and I still read every post they publish

I wrote a full review on this product, as I loved it so much, you can read it here. I love that it is a little differant from the normal blushers I buy in both colour and concept. It is a soft taupy, pinky beige, with a strip of highlighter and soft, light diffusing powder to really lift the complexion and add a healthy glow. I use it a lot, especially when doing a natural look make up. Bobbi Brown products are usually pretty reliable to be honest. Sam and Nic were also the reason that my love affair with the Real Techniques brushes started. I loved that these two trusted make up artists had helped design them, and used them in their own work. I have pretty much the entire brush collection, (Im exaggerating, but I do have lots)  and they are fab brushes. You can see the full range here if you are in the market for new brushes.


The Item   –   Percy and Reed overnight hair miracle £20  see it here

The Blogger who made me buy it   –   Katherine from Blogs Of a Shopoholic

My hair drama and issues are very well documented. If you follow me on my Instagram Stories, you may have been frightened on more than one occasion by the mane of frizz that is my hair. I am in constant battle to try to find something to tame it. When Katherine tweeted about her finds from Percy and Reed, and how pleased with the items from the brand she was, I decided to go and check them out myself, and decided on the Overnight Hair Miracle. I have applied it a couple of times overnight, and it does make my hair easier to handle. I will reserve judgement on wether it is the cure I have been looking for, until I have tried it more, but so far so good.


The Item   –  Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer  £8.99 see it here

The Blogger who made me buy it   –   Fleur De Force 

Like Pixiwoo, Fleur De Force was one of the very first blogs that I followed religiously when I fell in love with reading blogs. When she recommended this concealer on her Youtube channel, I decided to give it a go as I usually like the products Fleur suggests for her skin, I think we have a similar skin type so they usually suit me. This concealer has been my go to concealer ever since. I just love it. The formulation is light and blendable, and covers any redness that I have around my nose and chin. I think I am on my 4th one of these, unheard of with me!


The Item   –   Charlotte Tilbury Uptown Girl Palette  £39  see it here

The Blogger who made me buy it   – Really Ree

Again, this was another product I loved so much that I did a full review on it. You can read it here. It was the first product that I had ever bought from Charlotte Tilbury, and I bought it after seeing a few things from the brand on Ree’s blog, although it took me about a year to actually get to visiting the counter in John Lewis. There are so many beautiful palettes in this quad range, and I swear I took about an hour to decide on the one I wanted. I have taken to wearing one of the colours from this palette, (the second row, left hand side) on an almost daily basis, with just a slick of black eyeliner and mascara. All four are gorgeous colours and I will be back for another of these, The Sophisticate has caught my eye……


The Item   –   YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks   See them here

The Blogger who made me buy it   –   Milly Niomi  (formerley Pearls and Poodles)

I fell in love with these lippies after Milly showcased these on a regular basis on her blog many moons ago. She was talking about how beautiful the packaging is, and I was lured in. They are such a gorgeous lipstick in texture and colour payoff, and the packaging is just so feminine and pretty. I have bought two of these so far, but will definitely be adding more. they make me feel so fancy!


Also worth blaming a mention are the following;

I must also add here the person behind my purchase of my first Kiko Mascara was Steph from Priceless Life Of Mine. I mentioned that it was totally her fault in this post here Kiko Haul – First Impressions

I also need to say that Victoria from InTheFrow was solely responsible for my purchase of the Dior Pump N Volume mascara, you can read a full review here 

It was all their faults, I cannot be held responsible………..  🙂

So thats it. A few of the items that I have been tempted by and caved by some of the talented and fabulous bloggers I follow. What about you? Have you been convinced that you need things in your life by bloggers? Let me know. 



  1. October 18, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    I’m glad it’s not just me that gives into blogger temptation. That Tanya Burr palette looks so good as well, I’ve never thought about using her products xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 18, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      I know Grace, its just so tempting isnt it. I was exactly the same regarding the Tanya Burr products, but Im really impressed x

  2. October 18, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I read your posts, but don’t always have a comment for you. Is there a reason not to have a “like” button? It is a way for us to let you know we read it, but just don’t have a comment. Just curious.

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 18, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Hi Loretta, thank you for reading my posts xxx. I do have a like button? Not sure if its only available to wordpress followers as it always registers on my wordpress account? I will have to look into that, Im curious too now xx

      • October 18, 2017 / 10:49 pm

        I am one of your wordpress followers! I don’t see a like button though

      • October 18, 2017 / 10:50 pm

        Ha! nevermind…it showed up! I think I may have scrolled past it 😉

        • kerrylifeandloves
          October 18, 2017 / 10:57 pm

          haha! Im just glad you found it. Me and technology dont get along so I thought I had somehow lost the button! (If thats even possible) Thanks for letting me know xx

          • October 18, 2017 / 10:59 pm

            I hear you Kerry!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 19, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Oh thank you very much! I will be sure to check out the award. Many thanks x

  3. ashleymcdermott
    October 20, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I love the eraser eye concealer too 😍 your photos are so beautiful! Brilliant suggestions x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 20, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Ohhh you are too kind. Thank you xx. That concealer is literally my holy grail concealer. The colour matches me perfectly. Thanks for reading xx

  4. What Abby Says
    October 20, 2017 / 9:51 am

    I love how youve put whose to blame for making you purchase the item 😂😂 i loved reading this and im glad its not just me who is a falls for the internet hypes. Great post x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 20, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Yes of course, they are entirely to blame, I just do as they tell me hahaha. Its nice to share the love for other bloggers too xx

  5. highstreetbeauty11
    October 20, 2017 / 9:27 am

    This is such a great post, Kerry! And I am squealing with delight to have got a mention! Lots of love xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 20, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Ahhh you are more than welcome! You know I always end up with a wish list when I read your posts xx Thank you for sharing them xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 20, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Absolutely, we need to support and encourage each other. That sort of thing speaks to my soul xxx
      Thanks for reading xx

  6. October 20, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    This is such a great post:-)We seem to follow the same bloggers for influence too which has made me smile. The fabulous Highstreet Beauty got me into the Tanya Burr range too and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for the mention too-I am honestly truly overwhelmed to see my name in a blog post written by such a fab and talented lady:-)Here’s hoping that Percy and Reed product is good stuff:-)xxxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 20, 2017 / 2:11 pm

      Ohhh you! Now that has just made me blush. Your an influencer dahhhliingggg, of course you would be mentioned here xxxxx I will let you know how i get on, so far Im liking it……..

  7. blushingrosebeauty
    October 20, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    This post is so relatable! Bloggers are the reason my bank account is empty. Great post lovely. Xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 20, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it. Yep, its all the blogging worlds fault we are skint, Im in total agreement xxxx

  8. A-
    October 20, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Love the colors of the lipstick! And the packaging is so so pretty!


  9. iwozereblog
    October 21, 2017 / 11:12 am

    This is excellent! Ha all those influencers are doing a great job 🙂
    Inspiring xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 21, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Its great eh !Sharing the love for my fellow bloggers, its what its all about x

      • iwozereblog
        October 21, 2017 / 1:01 pm

        Yep, we have to support each other! 🙌 x

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