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Wednesday, March 19, 2014


1.What's the influence the following have on your beauty purchases. What impact do they have on what you think about different brands or products?

a)    Family and friends
I think that friends and family have a great influence on my buying habits when it comes to buying brands and makeup products. For example, my mother is a great influence when it comes to purchasing skin care products such as Lancome, Shisheido, Missha as the results are amazing and I can see why she uses them daily. 
Friends also influence me to buy products because as we get older, we are more prone to wrinkles, breakouts and so forth if we don't take care of the skin. I personally believe that we should take care of our faces with good quality products and it's truly worth every cent to buy good quality products. 

 b)    Online and social media
Depends - sometimes social media and online facts, articles, websites can be inaccurate so I tend not to be highly influenced as much as I do with my friends and family. I think over time, there will be a standstill influence with makeup social media because to be honest, everyone's skin is different. Not everyone has the same skin, we have different genetics and we get different results through the application of beauty products. Make up products are somewhat influential over the Internet because it's designed to beautify your appearance whereas skin care products only work effectively if the chemicals of the product are designed to absorb well with your face. However, Facebook and Instagram are my mostly used social media to gain more insight into beauty news. 

 c)    Magazines
I tend to be influenced through the magazines when there are make up products which show the "Top 10 buys" or "Top 1- Worth trying out" articles. From there, I am influenced by what I read and the visual appearance of the bottle. My research not only stops from reading a magazine, I would then have a tendency to go online and search forums and articles for reviews of the product such as Makeup Alley, Beauty Haven or even Facebook. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bella Bamba Benefit Blush REVIEW

What exactly are you doing? Browsing the Benefit official site for new or existing products. Really interested in the Bella Bamba blush product and what it entails. 

When did this occur? Morning after my run. 

Where are you? At home

What prompted or triggered this? I remembered I was watching a Youtube tutorial online and they reviewed one of the products from the Benefit range. 

Why did you choose use this to get beauty information, news or inspiration ?
It's the official Benefit website and I think it's a really attractive and informative website for my needs and wants. You can definitely find more about beauty products by surfing and browsing the Web as it offers immense information!  

What are the good things about this method of getting beauty information, news or inspiration? Get an insight into the new products and what's being offered. 

What are the not so good things? Can't test out the product but only read about the pros and cons. 

How are you feeling at this time? Excited because I love the Benefit ranges! 

What do you think of the product? Approximately 63% would definitely purchase the product again (Source: https://www.makeupalley.com/) An average rating of the product was given a 4.0 (which is pretty high on the scale considering the lightweight box of the blush)

The colour of the blush I would say is watermelon with gold shimmer which I believe the gold shimmer brightens my face even more (acting like a face illuminating powder). 

Also totally loving the floral and fruit scent that comes from using the blush! Smells luscious and fresh and can't wait to get more of that blush on my face.

A little goes a long way from using this type of blush and overall it lasts all day for me which is perfect as I don't have to always reapply my blush.