I don't like them. I never have and I'm still trying to grasp the concept of them being on beauty blogs or You Tube Channels.
A few weeks ago I was trawling through some You Tube videos and I came across a popular you tuber who had a donation button on her page asking for people to give money towards a new laptop she wanted. Are you kidding me?!! Is this what the world has come to? Show me your favourite mascara and I'll pay for your new, spanking high spec laptop in return???! *refrains from swearing*
Sorry, nobody told me that saving your own money was last season.
I want a new laptop. In fact I want the OPI designed Dell Inspiron 17 in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, but I'm not gonna stuck a button on my blog indirectly begging for your money to pay for it! Get outta here! Same goes for another You Tuber who has a blog which is full of nothing but copied and pasted press releases - why do you have a donation button? You don't even write anything!!
Ask your friends, family, go to the bank for an overdraft but don't get cheeky and ask people you don't even know to fund your wants or needs. If you can't afford the products you want to blog about then it's time to stop living beyond your means ...or get a job!