Week five starting this week of our Lets Talk Blog Challenge, It's being hosted by the very lovely Sarah Hammersley. You can have a little nosey at her blog page here http://atthebeautydesk.blogspot.ie/
So, out of all of the weeks, I found this one the hardest to write about, so i'm afraid this piece will be short and sweet this week. There are so many different types of magazines out there. On everything really! I don't really buy magazines, but if I do, it's normally one of those celeb based ones. Where there's pictures of Kate Mosses cellulite plastered on the front cover. It's what lures me in to buy them. It makes me feel slightly better about myself knowing celebs are just like us really. Generally, I don't buy them to read about the woman who was struck by lightening twice. It's to look at all the shiny pictures, fashion trends and different beauty products.
So which do I prefer to read? Probably blogs! I can get lost in a sea of blogs when i'm checking out a product I want to know more about. Blogging is much more personal and I find people are more likely to be more honest about a product. Also, there are a lot of bloggers out there that just blog for fun. They may not get paid to write about a certain product. So if these people are taking time out of their busy schedules to write about a piece of clothing or a beauty product, they obviously feel pretty strongly about it. Good or bad! Magazines may review a product, but rather than it being one persons opinion, you have at least two or more after the original piece has been edited. I would assume most articles are written to "sell" to the reader, so to speak. So if i'm looking for a real honest opinion on a product, i'll usually go with a bloggers opinion on things. But that doesn't mean I won't be buying magazines anymore. I just take different things from each. There is a certain comfort curling up on the couch with a cuppa, a bar of chocolate and a magazine, that I don't think will ever die
in me. :)
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