Thursday, July 28, 2016

7 Things I've Bought because I Read About it on a Blog

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Like many bloggers, I have a ton of other bloggers whose content I read regularly. The really good ones will blog often about their favorite things, review it and recommend it. Often, that will lead to a commission for the blogger as well. *This particular post does not yield commission for me*, but I am going to point you to those bloggers both as an act of support but also because I have bought some things after reading about them, and I will rank them for you here. 

7 Things I've Bought because I Read About it on a Blog

7. Cupcake and Cashmere's recommendation of a good summer bra. This is probably the priciest purchase I have made by reading someone's blog, but I was in the market for a new bra anyway. This bra has perks - comfort. But it has problems - fit. I was constantly pulling up the straps, and the cut of the bra reveals a lot of unnecessary skin. That's the most polite way I can say it.

Recommendation Level 1 - 10: 4

6. Peanut Butter Fingers' recommendation of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter. This purchase was made years and years ago, but I remember being so intrigued by the idea of a healthier peanut butter. As a new Diabetic, I knew I would love the fact that it is so low carb. If this product is used for the limited purpose of throwing into smoothies or oatmeal, it will probably make you happy. If you choose to follow the instructions on the back to add water and make a spreadable peanut butter, you will be gravely disappointed with both the texture and the taste if you are expecting to taste peanut butter. 

Recommendation Level 1 - 10: 5

5. Modish and Main's recommendation for how to organize your refrigerator using plastic bins prompted me to go to Bed Bath and Beyond and get a container for my cans and a spinning thing for my dairy. I would rank this one higher on my list if the ranking was based solely on utility. Buying those to things most definitely started the process of decluttering my refrigerator. The problem is the price. Each individual piece can range anyway from $7 - $20, so if I had bought all that I wanted to buy, I would have been easily $100 in. My strategy is to buy these containers over time until my refrigerator looks like hers. #goals

Recommendation Level 1 - 10: 6

4. The Coveteur did a really cool post by someone who tried all of the things the Kardashians tout on their Instagram and she did a post much like this one. She talked about what she was glad she bought, whether she thought it really worked, whether she would recommend. Check that out here. Based on her summary, I bought SugarBearHair vitamins. Because they were on Amazon, they arrived in about two days. They taste like actual candy and there is great temptation to eat more than the recommended dose. Over the past two weeks of using these, I have noticed my hair is shinier and my nails are thicker. 

Recommendation Level 1 - 10: 8

3. Cupcakes and Cashmere reviewed a brightening eye pencil by Urban Decay as her "Find of the Week" one week this summer. Because it takes no time for me to order things on Sephora, I immediately bought it. I brought it to Florida. I  love to use it. This thing works. My mom used it. She bought one. This one is nice if you want to look more awake and have your eyes pop. 

Recommendation Level 1- 10: 9

2. Pink Peonies does a lot of posts sponsored by the brand about whom she is writing. When I was pregnant, I loved reading the posts about things she bought for her beautiful nursery. That rabbit hole led me to Oilo crib sheets. I bought them for Eila and I have loved them to pieces. Eila has the Capri design. I will definitely be making a purchase for a second set in the very near future. 

Recommendation Level 1 - 10: 9

1. Cupcakes and Cashmere did a post on how she saves time and she talked about Jergens Wet Lotion Moisturizer. What the heck does that mean? I bought some on my next Target trip. You shower as usual, turn off the shower, and BEFORE you towel off, you put on this product like you would any other lotion. For whatever reason, unless I have just shaved, it is like pulling teeth to get me to put on lotion. This way, I do it every day. It is extremely moisturizing, even after you towel off. You're thinking wouldn't it wipe away when you do towel off? To a degree it does, but it takes off the greasy layer and leaves moisturized skin. The theory being that your skin will better absorb the moisture while you're still in the shower. Maybe that's true. Maybe it isn't. But I love this stuff because I have soft skin now, it smells good and it will come in handy in my dry skin winter days.

Recommendation Level 1 - 10: 10. 

I have a list of other things I am ready to buy: red wine teeth cleaning pads... you name it. In the event that I do, I will keep you posted on how I like it.

Until then, enjoy! 

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