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On the whole, I’d say save. While I do splurge occasionally (such as on Guerlain) far more often I see something and see the review and it helps control the craving as it were 🙂

I’d like to think it’s a little of all of the above. I do shop smarter because of blogs because I’ll see reviews of products but at the same time I’m enabled so I end up shopping more!

Probably both….
I don’t bother purchasing products that aren’t worth my money, but at the same time I’m introduced to so many new brands/products that I want to try them out!

I definitely spend more because of Beauty Blogs….but I think I am happier with my purchases overall, because I am more informed before I buy!

Reading beauty blogs makes me buy way way way more… but having a beauty blog is the symptom of my disease 😉 It’s my justification for all the stuff I buy because I read about it!

I think I buy way more too, but I feel that I don’t have a lot of duds or misses with products whereas if it weren’t for beauty bloggers, I would. 🙂

Both! It helps me save when I want something, but the product isn’t as amazing as it first seemed to me after reviews AND reading reviews make me spend more money because I find out about products I didn’t know about so I end up buying them to try out the brands. 🙂

Since starting to read beauty blogs, I buy a bit more but not much. I mostly buy better products. I used to now know where to start with things and usually ended up buying whichever product was cheapest or had the prettiest packaging. Nowadays, I actually care about the quality of the product and am willing to splurge to get a higher quality.

Christine, I feel the same way. I have spent way more money since reading your blog. Don’t get me wrong, you’ve saved me from some bad purchases. In the end though, your wonderful photography makes all the products you review look so alluring and enticing!

I would say save. Beauty blogs really help me decide what to spend my very limited extra money on. Thanks, Christine!

Beauty blog => Pretty swatches => Lemmings => Purchases

I will revive my theory about how a mob of broke beauty junkies may be on their way to you, Christine. Waving their pitchforks and all. 😛

I’ve always bought a lot of make up since I can remember,but now seeing swatches and seeing more varieties,some i wouldn’t think of getting till seeing them on beauty blogs. So,beauty blogs def opened my eyes and my wallet a lot more ,lol.

It used to effect my purchasing more, but I’ve found that my buying has ramped up since my employee benefits include year round 20% off of Chanel, Dior, Mac, Estée Lauder, Stila, Urban Decay, etc. That really does not help!

Well, I’d have to say both. I think that following beauty blogs steers me clear of some duds, but at the same time, it makes me aware of brands (like Hourglass, Christine!!!) that I might be missing. I’d say that blogs affect my purchases, but that my overall beauty budget remains about the same.

This site has maybe pushed me into some brands beyond what I can afford, but to me…it’s fun and makes me feel happy and better about myself. I’m so thankful to of learned about Le Metier De Beaute!! Also, the swatches on your site “Temptalia” have really opened my eyes to the girly wonders of Dior & Chanel; haha…now I am addicted and in love…hehe!! Thank you Christine ;c) **Happy New Year Beautiful Ladies**

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