Does anyone else buy random things after seeing them advertised on Social Media?
I realised a little while ago that I’m like an advertisers dream right now as I’ve bought things recently that I may not have even known existed if it hadn’t been for Facebook and its advertising algorithms that somehow know what I want before I even know myself. Then Instagram joined the party and started targeting me with some pretty accurate ad targeting so I changed the name of this series to Social Media made me buy it.
(To be clear: none of these items are sponsored or gifted, they’re all things that have genuinely appeared in my Newsfeed – usually numerous times before I give in!)
Whenever anyone at work asks me how I am, I always go with ‘average’ as an answer whether I’m on top of the world or down in the dumps – no idea why, it’s just something I always say.
Facebook has clearly heard me saying it because this little beauty was a regular feature in my Facebook ads for about three months before I finally gave in and bought it.
I was 99% certain that I only paid £4 for it but when I’ve had a look, it’s actually £6. I do love it though and it’s perfect on my car keys.
I’ve shared a few times about why I’ve been getting meal prep boxes from Hello Fresh recently so I won’t go into too much detail but basically I’ve had them before but cancelled when I wasn’t well and never restarted them. Facebook has been having my life with all kinds of tempting offers and discounts every week and eventually, I caved.
In my defence, I got a great deal with 50% off my first box and 35% off my next two or three.
Random beauty products
I’ve seen so many posts and ads recently telling me that I need some hyaluronic acid in my life but some of the products in the ads or that are being shared by various influencers are super expensive and I just couldn’t justify the price unless it literally took 10 years off me after the first use. 😂. I did some searching through and found the boots products above which are £5 each and at the time I bought these ones, they were actually on buy 2 get the 3rd free so I got these two and some toner for £10. I’m not sure they’re the game changers that I was expecting after the hype but I can see a difference and for what I paid, I’m really pleased.
I was also searching for a new hair curler at one point so Facebook started to share all the benefits of sea salt texturising spray which apparently was everything my curls needed. I bought the travel size for a couple of pounds which is a good job as my hair does not get along well with it – I just look like I haven’t washed it in a week.
So, that’s what Social Media has made me buy over the last few months. I’m already waiting for a delivery that’s going to start the next post off so I’ll be back…
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