I used to live my life by glossy magazines. I loved flicking through the pages and seeing the gorgeous photoshoots with clothes I could never afford and beautiful page layouts with all the new, on trend makeup products in. However, since becoming a Blogger I've lost my interest with them. Are Bloggers actually ahead of all the glossy mags?
I understand for a majority of women, glossy magazines are still a favourite past time but just how true to life are they?
Who can really afford to spend £600 on a designer denim jacket or splash out £50 on foundation they've never actually seen swatched because it's a favourite of the celebrity they aspire to be? Plus if you've noticed, these glossy magazine mammoths are just talking about products, issues and fashion that actually us bloggers have been posting about for months.
For example in the March edition of Glamour magazine you will find a double page spread on dark lips. Now, sorry Glamour but beauty bloggers all over the globe have been posting about dark lipsticks for months, it's not a new trend and featuring a majority of products that are over £20 with no review or swatches.
Why oh why would you splash out on a £38 lipstick without seeing if it's worth parting with your hard earned cash first? Just a simple search would bring up loads of awesome dark lippy reviews like the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid lipstick by Damzel In This Dress or this review of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick.
Don't get me wrong, I understand it's all about advertising but come on, keep up with the times!
Another page spread at the front of the magazine features 'fashion & fun' a look at quirky bags and accessories to make fashion less serious. Errr, babes like Lottie L'amour & Kayla Hadlington have featured these on their blogs months ago.
Maybe because I'm a blogger, I value bloggers opinions more than someone who gets paid to publish what they are told too and by the highest advertising bidder. I understand us bloggers can make money off of products we endorse but we've usually worked for months, even years to get where we are so it's not in our interest to endorse and promote products that we don't love ourselves. Bloggers tend to stay true to the hard work and effort they've put into their blogs, so why risk it all?
So in answer to my earlier question, are Bloggers ahead of the glossy mags? I personally think, hell yes.
Not only do we offer honest, truthful reviews, tips and advice but Bloggers are trend setters.
What's your opinion? I'd love to hear!
Until next time,