Power Picks: TikTok Made Me Buy it

Have you ever been #influenced? We sure have! Check out our latest blog below that outlines all the different items TikTok and Instagram convinced us to purchase.

As a health foodie fanatic, I am obsessed with @traderjoeslist on Instagram! I watch Natasha’s new haul every week to make sure I am buying the best new and trendy products when I shop at Trader Joe’s. She has recently influenced me to buy: Crispy Crunch Crisps, Vegan Bolognese Pasta Sauce, Greek Chickpeas and Hearts of Palm “Pasta”! Let me just say that I am very satisfied with all these items. If you are ever looking to be a pro shopper at Trader Joe’s watch her hauls. I love knowing all the new products before stepping into the store, and it gives me a valid excuse to go to Trader Joe’s a little too often… You will thank me later!

TikTok and Instagram have definitely opened up my eyes to new skincare and makeup products that I want, but probably don’t need! Some of my skincare favorites that I have tried are the Ordinary Niacinamide Serum and the Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid. Additionally, a few makeup items I saw on TikTok that I really love are the Maybelline Lifter Gloss, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and Maybelline Cheek Heat Cream Blush.

I’m not on TikTok, but on Instagram I’m a big fan of the platform’s targeted ads. If I’m on the hunt for a new bathing suit, dress or pair of shoes, Instagram will send me endless options from different brands as I’m looking through Instagram stories or feed. I recently purchased a few items for my upcoming vacation from Nasty Gal since an ad came up for a big sale they were having.

I love TikTok so much! I treat myself to about an hour of it nightly – it’s addicting! I love following @meganlavallie for all her beauty hacks. She posts how-to makeup videos for every face shape, event or occasion, etc. I purchased Rare Beauty’s liquid blush because of her. I am also a huge foodie, so I follow many recipe and restaurant accounts. I definitely had to try Burger King’s new chicken sandwich because of it going viral on the platform! It was delicious.

There are so many items I want to buy after seeing them on TikTok or Instagram! I generally try to resist, but one that I did cave into is an electric candle lighter from Amazon. It is so convenient to charge and use constantly. I’ll never have to buy another lighter again! I also may or may not have a face steamer that I saw on Instagram and immediately determined I needed in order to create a spa experience at home…

I have purchased so many items because of TikTok that I can’t even keep track of everything. A few things that come to mind are makeup products, clothes and skincare. To name a few: Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, a jade roller, Rare Beauty Liquid Blush, the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner and so many items from Zara and little boutiques. I have loved absolutely everything I have bought because of TikTok and I think it is such a great platform where people are honest about sharing their favorite product secrets and discoveries.

My favorite TikToker is Tinx and I would buy anything she recommends! One of my favorite purchases has been these claw clips that are game-changer. They fit so much hair and don’t hurt my head at all!

Unfortunately, I am easily convinced and I have bought a lot of unnecessary things just because someone on TikTok told me to. But, my best buys by far have been any and all Amazon fashion dupes. My two favorites are the workout sets and the best gold earrings. The workout sets are so cheap and ridiculously comfortable, and the earrings look high quality and don’t tarnish. I highly recommend both!

I haven’t allowed myself to download TikTok as I’ve been warned that it could suck me in for hours at a time! With that being said, I have let Instagram persuade me to purchase many things. Most recently a tie-dye Outdoor Voices exercise dress and makeup from Ilia.

While it wasn’t a specific item, I have seen so many TikTokers posting massive Shein hauls with an emphasis on the great quality and fit while the items were SO inexpensive. Shein has just about anything you can imagine from accessories and handbags to jeans and swimsuits. Unsurprisingly, I followed suit and ordered my own “haul” from Shein and was not disappointed!

When I’m not working, you can find me on TikTok. I am sad to say I am heavily influenced by anything and everything I see on my FYP, which mostly consists of Amazon and Zara hauls. A few of my latest purchases credited to Tik Tok are Lumify Eye Drops, this Amazon workout set, Focused by Fredi supplements, this Zara Flowy Mini Dress (which sold out immediately), Grande Cosmetics Lash Enhancing Serum and these glasses on Amazon. The list goes on and on!