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The Blogger Mail Debate

Thursday, 5 March 2015


As a bit of a change to my usual blog posts, I finally feel a little more chill in terms of what I'm posting and my blogging schedule so to speak, so I really want to get back into YouTube. I find it so much harder to find the time to film, edit and upload videos - I honestly find blogging every day so much easier which must sound ridiculous but I guess it all comes with practice and experience.

I thought it would be nice to share with you what I've been sent throughout the month of February, as most of the time I get to work with smaller brands rather than huge names and I really end up loving some of these and thought it was only fair to give them some recognition too! We're all taken in by popular high street brands like Topshop, Zara and even Primark so why not mention other brands too?

I think this tends to split a lot of people's opinions because some people say that a blogger shouldn't collaborate with a brand if they wouldn't buy from there themselves. However, what happens when it's a new brand you've never heard of? Do you just decline because you have never shopped there before? I myself have been introduced to so many brands I've never heard of before through blogs and I feel that if I am given the opportunity to try out a new brand and share my experience/opinions on the brand with you all then why wouldn't I? In  my eyes, I'm testing something out so that I can introduce you to some brands you may not have heard of or have come across before. 

I just wanted to put that out there because there is so much stigma attached to blogger mail and who bloggers should and shouldn't work with. I think the most important thing is honesty and as long as a blogger is honest then it shouldn't matter. I will always give an honest opinion on anything I am sent, no matter where it's from.

On a lighter note, here is my latest video! 


As always, the lighting is all over the place (the perks of relying solely on natural sunlight to film) and how annoying is that bit of hair that just decided it should have a mind of its own?! I swear, I'm yet to film a video without encountering any problems either before, during or after filming. I'm trying though, I'm definitely trying.

If you enjoyed this video then please give it a thumbs up and head over to YouTube and subscribe to my channel if you haven't already! You can simply search peexo vlogs to find me.

Some of the items mentioned and/or similar ones:


All items, or similar alternatives, are linked in the description box of the video so head over to YouTube if you'd like links to anything in particular.

If you'd like to see how I style the pieces then keep an eye out on my blog over the next couple of weeks where I will be styling some of the things in this haul!

And check out what I've featured already:

1. It's a Hat Affair (FT: Happiness Boutique necklace and Another 8 jumper) \\ 2. My Everyday Red (FT: ROMWE lace top)
What's your opinion on blogger / brand collaborations?


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10 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you when it comes to collaborating with smaller brands - it's introduced me to so many that I may never have come across otherwise but that I would totally buy from again so I really don't see it as an issue. I mean, if your wardrobe was exclusively black and your style gothic and all of a sudden you were showcasing shocking pink items then maybe that would raise some questions but people definitely shouldn't get worked up about smaller brands :) Going to make sure I give your video a watch when I'm home from the office! xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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    1. I'm so pleased you agree! I think the important thing is to be honest and to stay true to yourself. Of course everybody has their distinct style and pieces they usually wear but that doesn't mean you should completely ignore brands you don't know of. I'm sure the debate will be a constant one and people's opinions will vary but the important thing, for me, is being honest. I hope you like it :) X

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  2. Such great items and I find great stuff that way too and wouldn't have thought otherwise.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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    1. It's an issue that comes up a lot in blogger chats so I thought I would address it seeing as my recent video was a blogger mail haul. It's so interesting to see people's opinions on it all! X

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  3. I agree with you! Great post and video!

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

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  4. I think blogger/brand collaborations are entirely up to the individual blogger and what they feel like doing. I don't think the collaborations detract from my enjoyment of the posts at all. Personally I have never solicited or wanted to be sent anything or to have any financial dealings related to what I blog about, but that's just me - an odd duck perhaps. One might think that it would be easier to say if I don't like a product because I'm totally independent that way, but I really prefer not to say negative things. One advantage of not collaborating is that I don't feel pressure to review and often don't review anything I don't like. That's probably why such a large proportion of the full brief lingerie reviews I do on my own YouTube channel (at https://www.youtube.com/user/misterpantybuns ) tend to be positive ones.
    I love watching your YouTube videos and love your video Blogger Mail Haul | Peexo - YouTube. You look fabulous in both your Hat Affair outfit with its black H+M skirt and fedora contrasting with your Another8 white jumper and your Everyday Red ft Romwe lace top outfit.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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    1. I completely agree, it should be entirely up to the blogger but everybody always has an opinion of their own. Thank you for your kind words :) X

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  5. Great outfit and style!! You’re a real inspiration!!
    xoxo
    Rachel

    http://chicglamstyle.com/

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    1. That's so sweet, thanks Rachel :) X

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