Here’s my obligatory disclosure information, brought to you by the good folks over at the Federal Trade Commission:
I believe in open and honest discussion, transparency and integrity. Which means if I’m given a product for free to review, I’ll tell you that. (Sometimes I’ll even clarify where I purchased a product or if it was a gift from a friend, just so you’re not wondering.) If I don’t like a product, it’s likely I won’t write about it at all–I prefer to share the things I love as opposed to complain about the ones I don’t. That also means I don’t write about every single item I receive to review.
(Complaints about products are usually related to greenwashing, of which I’m not a fan. I might call those products out. It just depends on my mood.)
At this point, I’m not open to doing sponsored posts, but that could change if an opportunity comes along that I think would be beneficial to my readers. If that ever happens, I will absolutely make it clear that the post is sponsored.
The only exception to these rules is the beauty writing I do elsewhere. The publications I write for may choose not to reveal which products were loaned and which were given for free. I will say, however, that most publications have very strict rules about what “gifts,” monetary and otherwise, their writers and editors are allowed to accept, so the process is most definitely regulated.
Finally, a word about the FDA: Statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness, disease, or condition.