Blog Sale Guide. Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Blog Sales!

This week I got some products  from a blog sale so when I was going to work one morning and thinking what should I write about (with the goodies inside my bag) than I  suddenly realized that I should make a post about the blog sales.

I can’t say that I am a very experienced blog sales buyer but lately I do enjoy spending my hard earned money on makeup of blog sales.

So here are some of my thoughts!

What I Like About Blog Sales

  • You can be sure that you won’t get fooled because a blogger really cares about his/her reputation. Well, this works only if you are sure about the blogger, but I never had any problems or bad experience.
  • Blog sale doesn’t mean that you get only used items or some kind of rubbish.
  • You can try so many new things without being broke.
  • Bloggers usually put some extra goodies if you buy lot of things from a blog sale.
  • You can also find some LE products that are impossible to find elsewhere.

What I Don’t Like About Blog Sales

  • You don’t have time to think what you really need/want because others will get it faster so often you find yourself with items that you don’t want/need.
  • I personally never got all the items that I wanted, someone always got them before me which is really frustrating.
  • Most items are used so blog sales are not for you if you don’t like that.

Of course I could write more things but these are just the first things that I could think about. And here are some items that I would/wouldn’t get.

Things that I would get

  • New products, used powder products, creams in the tubes, nail polishes.

Things that I wouldn’t get

  • I never got used lipsticks,  glosses, mascaras and creams in the jars and I don’t think that I would ever do that.

I don’t think that I will do a blog sale myself(but never say never , right?) because I usually give away makeup that I don’t use to my friends who are very happy about it 🙂

Ok, so now tell me about your experience. Do you like blog sales? What do you like/dislike about them? What was the last item that you’ve got? What items you would/wouldn’t buy?

PS. Products from the photos are not from blog sales, just some makeup that I own, although there are 2 items that I got IN a blog sale 🙂

14 thoughts on “Blog Sale Guide. Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Blog Sales!”

  1. I never bought anything from a blog sale and actually if I think now I never bought any used products, but I’ve seen some great stuff at those blog sales. Some of them don’t ship worldwide so it’s a pity. I was thinking about making a blog sale myself but I don’t know how many people will accept to pay for the shipping so I’ve decided to make more Giveaways on my blog. 🙂

    1. Hi Tavia.

      As for “how many people will accept to pay for the shipping”. Those who want to get a product! 😉

      That’s a great idea about giveaways on the blog, I am sure a lot of readers will be happy 🙂

  2. I live in Europe. Many local blogs do not feature the range of items I’m interested in (you know, it’s easier to review a $2 eye shadow than a Chanel quad) – I tend to be very allergic and most low-budget products simply haven’t worked so I keep coming back to Chanel, Dior and Lancôme, despite them often costing twice or more as much as they do in the US. MAC and other brands I have not been able to try for the lack of actual local counters, and I can’t afford purchasing blindly for the price. This is why I enjoy blog sales (those that ship worldwide, hello Tavia :-)) a lot, I just wish I knew about more of them.

    1. Hi Eta! Thanks! I always make International Giveaways because I think it’s only fare to give the chance to all my visitors to win the prize and not separate them and give advantages only to some of them. I have visitors from all over the world and it’s only normal they all should enter the Giveaway. Just my thoughts 🙂

      1. Hello Tavia,
        that’s a fantastic attitude. How do you handle shipping? Because it seems it would only be fair to have your readers at least help move the item towards them. 🙂

    2. Hi Eta.

      Unfortunately, most(!!) makeup items that I get are as you said “purchased blindly” on-line because I don’t have some makeup counters near my place as well.
      As for the blog sales – try Cosmetic Candy Blog sale. I had only good experience!

      PS. I plan to put some links of the on-line European beauty shops that I like in the future, maybe this will help 😉

  3. Like you I often find what I would have wanted has already been sold. The only item I ever got was an unused Shu blush (we don’t have Shu here) and it was from a blogger I know is a germ-phobe 🙂
    I have sold stuff on my blog a couple of times but mostly, I do give my stuff away to friends.

    1. Thank you for your thoughts, I agree with everything. And also completely agree about friends. They are always happy to get some of my makeup 🙂

  4. Buying used make-up? No way! Many, many years ago I got a nasty eye infection which was caused by a tester so I’ve become particularly careful. Unless you know that the blogger used appropriate methods of testing a product without contaminating it (single use applicators that never come in contact with the product once they’ve come in contact with the user’s skin), why would you want to take a chance? As for unopened, never used products, that’s a different matter entirely.

    1. Hi Eileen, as you said, I always try to buy unopened products. And I only buy products from the bloggers I “know” and trust. And luckily never had any problems.
      So I am ok if certain powder(!) products were tested, but no for lipsticks/glosses/mascaras/etc of course.

  5. Nice post!  I’ve never bought anything from a blog sale before, but you make a good point that you’re less likely to be duped because bloggers care about their reputations.  Still, I think I would probably only buy things like nail polishes off sales like that

    1. Thank you.
      You know, sometimes you can buy new items that someone got and never used. This is what I usually buy. But, as I already said, I wouldn’t buy lipsticks, glosses, mascaras etc 😉

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