We've all seen the many products adored by bloggers. This months "it" product, that has us all running to the shop to try it out, particularly for those of us with a slight tendency to majorly overshop! But are all of these products actually deserving of the hype they're given? And with so many recommended favourites how do we separate the amazing from over hyped? I've rounded up some of my recent blogger inspired purchases to let you know which ones I've loved and the few that I've hated! But please remember that this is just my personal opinion, and you're completely entitled to disagree with me!(X). This one is pretty much universally loved in the blogging world and its honestly not hard to see why! With a refreshing and uplifting grapefruit and peppermint scent this bomb turns your bath into a bright blue glittery lagoon with bright swirling colours and plenty of glitter.
Soap and Glory Solar Powder (X). Another steady favourite is this gorgeous bronzer from Soap and Glory. It gives such a nice natural glow and is never too obvious. It contains two shades so is so easy to adjust to the look you're going for, whether that's just a natural sweeping of bronze or some more adventurous contouring. I literally use this almost every day!
Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara (X). Hands down the best mascara I've ever tried! This is the one product I'd hate to leave the house without applying. In addition to its stunning packaging, it uses tiny hooks to effortlessly grip, curl and lengthen lashes while also coating lashes really evenly.
Daisy Dream (X). On top of having an insanely beautiful bottle, this also has a completely gorgeous scent with a beautiful mix of jasmine, grapefruit, coconut water, white woods and blue wisteria. The result is a floral but fruity scent which instantly feels summery, light and subtle, and for me is the perfect mix.
Micellar Water (X). If you haven't of micellar water then I honestly don't know how you've managed to avoid all the fuss over it! This insanely affordable product (its only £1.99 a bottle) removes makeup so quickly and gently, and is a world better for your skin than face wipes.
On the Fence!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (X). When I first bought this concealer I was a massive fan, and wore it solidly for about 3 months! But on reflection I'm not sure how well this actually worked for me. It doesn't make a lot of difference in covering my under eye circles and has a tendency to look a bit cakey. To clarify, its definitely not a bad concealer, I'm just not convinced its the magical cure its sometimes claimed to be.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (X). I can definitely see why this mascara has become a staple blogger favourite, its amazingly reasonably priced, easy to apply and so, so lengthening! It appears to do it all, but for me its just not quite as good as Roller Lash. I also find that it's lengthening effect tends to not be hugely long lasting, while the mascara that is left isn't the easiest to remove. Having said that, I do still happily use this mascara some of the time, so its clearly not all bad!
Not for me!
The Experimenter Bath Bomb (X). Based on reviews I've read and the general appearance of this bath bomb I was expecting gorgeous swirling colours, but honestly I just found this one a bit disappointing. I'm not a huge fan of its scent and while there were some colours (mostly yellow and orange!) emerging it was just a bit boring considering its £3.95 price tag. It also left my water grey, which doesn't quite match up to the gorgeous blue lagoons left by products such as Intergalactic!
Benefit They're Real Push Up Gel Liner (X). This may not be a huge bloggers favourite, but evidently I am quite easily pleased and actually couldn't come across many products I really disliked! My main issue with this liner is that its seemingly impossible to actually use! You twist round the top and the gel liner comes out, but I literally, for the life of me, cannot figure out how to get this to give a small amount and work well! I also found it clumpy and really difficult to draw a decent, straight line with.
Have you tried any bloggers favourites that you've either loved or hated? Let me know in the comments!