There has been a whole load of drama in recent weeks/months about influencers not being truthful and honest with negatives about products (especially when the item has been gifted) and none disclosure. I won’t lie I have found it more and more increasingly difficult to trust every single blog I read. People are reluctant to say bad things about products they have been sent and sing its praises and lots of people will fall back on the ‘I don’t like to bring negativity to my blog’ but when it’s a review you need to know the full opinion! Luckily, I have four solid blogs that I will always check for reviews of products so I thought I’d share them with you today!
The Sunday Girl | I think you must have been hiding under a rock if you didn’t know about TSG! She’s detailed in her reviews, gives links to the products she’s telling you about and she’s to the point. She will openly discuss the pro’s and cons to the product and she reviews a whole host of products from high street to high end, there is something for everyone! You will find new releases on her blog and you’ll find new discoveries too and she talks about the latest trends in beauty too. Posts to check out:
Gemma Etc. | Gemma is the realest of real and if I remember rightly (we’re going back four years almost here!) she was one of the very first blogs I ever followed for the same reasons I do today. Gemma has always shown me that some of the superficial things in blogging don’t matter so long as the writing is there, that’s what people are there for! She doesn’t follow what many call the typical blogging cliches and isn’t strung up on mastering the perfect flatlay and loosing sleep over a flower being out of place in an image. She works her butt off to present us with the best, well written reviews that go so wonderfully indepth, you really need to check her out! If you are looking for a place to start i’d recommend:
- Charlotte Tilbury The Gift Of Red Carpet Skin
- Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Highlighters
- Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter
The Makeup Directory | I’m really glad that I’ve had the chance to talk to Sally lots before, she’s a total sweetheart! I’m sure like me, many people will flee to Sally’s blog to catch up with her reviews. She reviews both ends of the spectrum of price points, different products skincare and makeup and she’s another blogger I love for not following the typical ‘blogging cliches’ people roll their eyes at (lollll me, i’m a blogging cliche, hello white marble flatlays!) ad instead Sally does her own thing and it makes her blog so unique! I love her use of papers in her images and how she gives full view of the products and a true opinion of what she writes about. She enables me like crazy and the products I’ve bought from her recommendations have been as true as she said in her review and I’m always so grateful when a product lives up to what a blogger says! A few places for you to start:
- Trying out the sand and sky pink clay mask
- Morphe 35OM Nature Glow Palette
- Rimmel Wonder’full Mascara
L Page Beauty | This girl is my go to skincare guru! I have bought so many products she has recommended because something about her reviews make me understand skincare so much more! Leanne writes indepth reviews that not only give you the nitty gritty and all the songs and dances of a product but it’s so easy to read too. You leave her blog learning something new each and every time and she’s been writing some amazing posts on acids for the skin recently! Not to mention her makeup stash is enormous and again, she gives the good and bad points to her makeup reviews too and reviews a whole host of makeup from different price points. You will not regret checking out Leanne’s blog! Here’s a few posts to get you started:
- Ingredients 101: Vitamin C
- Beauty Pie Take Two
- Pricey Products That Don’t Get Loved
- Urban Decay Naked Heat, Worth The Hype + Affordable Alternatives
I seriously cannot recommend and sing these girls praises enough! Their honesty is hard to come by at the moment and it’s really refreshing knowing I can go to these four blogs and get super honest reviews! I want to find more blogs that YOU guys love so make sure to let me know down below who your favourite bloggers are when it comes to reviews.
*Just a little pointer that these aren’t the ONLY bloggers who I trust…these are the girls that I will always go to for my reviews is all!