Transparency is a big deal in the beauty blogging realm. It’s one of those issues that people tend to feel really strongly about, and rightly so! After all, if you guys are trusting me to recommend products to put on your face and body, there shouldn’t be an underlying agenda, right?
So, in the interests of full disclosure and being 100% transparent with my readers, let me explain some things.
1. As you may have seen on my homepage or portfolio tab, I am a for-hire content writer. It pays the bills and it’s an okay gig. Gotta put that science degree to use somehow! THAT BEING SAID, I cannot emphasize this next statement enough: I DO NOT. (let me repeat this) DO. NOT. accept ANY payment for the posts I make on this site. Not ever, nor will I ever. My portfolio writing is 100% my own. Every post I make on my blog is 100% my own. My words, my research, my opinions. The work I get paid to do happens elsewhere. Because my work is largely in the beauty industry, it just makes sense to have my portfolio and my blog under the same domain.
2. I am open to sponsorship requests and receiving press samples. Any time a sponsored/discounted/free product appears on my site, it will be clearly denoted at the top of the post with how I got it and who gave it to me. Let me be clear, though. I do not accept all sponsorship requests or press samples offered, nor do I work with brands that expect positive reviews or try to influence my content in any way. Again, my words, my research, my opinions. I’ll be just as objective and thorough in my reviews of these products as I am with the (too many) products I’ve purchased myself.
3. Currently, I am not a part of any affiliate programs or brand partnerships. In time, this will hopefully change, as I would love to work with brands I fangirl over. As far as affiliate links are concerned, if/when I do become affiliated with a brand or retailer, I will update this page to reflect that. I will also clearly denote the affiliate links I share in my posts. Affiliate links just help fuel my
addiction hobby, so if you want to use them, awesome! I appreciate the love and support. If you’d rather not, no worries. I still want you to come hang out and chat with me about the oddball things I slather on my face.
As always, I want to hear from you guys! If something isn’t clear or you have more questions regarding my feelings on these things, feel free to contact me!