Okay I’m exaggerating, but I do have an announcement and thought we should “talk”. So far, every product featured in this blog has been bought by me with my own money, or given to me as a personal gift by family and friends. I always give my 100% honest opinion of the product, no matter if I thought it was great or if I though that it sucked. That will never change.
A couple months ago, I was approached by CQ Cosmetics to do some product reviews after they launched their new website. You may have seen CQ polishes at Rite-Aid. They also make the Petites and Chameleon nail polishes. They generously sent me a bunch of new cosmetic products to try for review, and once I’ve thoroughly tried them out, you will be seeing the reviews pop up. This is the first time (though, hopefully not the last) that I’ve been sent products for review and I know that some of you may have some strong feelings about bloggers receiving free stuff, which is why I thought that this post was warranted. I wanted to let you know my thoughts to hopefully assuage any concerns you may have.
I’m actually very excited to have been approached by a company without having to go looking for them. I hope that this is a sign of my little blog moving up and expanding. I’d love to form a relationship with companies like Wet n Wild or Milani so that I can get the newest products for review, maybe even before they come out so that you have more time to consider and shop LE collections. Here’s the thing, beauty blogging is a really expensive project, especially in a review-heavy blog like mine. I have no problem with youtube gurus or bloggers doing sponsored reviews. The basic math is that the more products I have in my possession, the more reviews I can bring to you. I have not agreed to give a glowing review of the products sent to me. If the products are not good quality, you can be sure that I will tell you. I promise you that my reviews will continue to be 100% honest. You can trust that promise, especially in a case like this where the company approached me, not the other way around. It will be made apparent in the posts which reviews are sponsored and which aren’t. If you see a FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Disclaimer at the bottom of the page, then you will know that I was sent those products to review.
I hope that I addressed any concerns you may have about sponsored reviews, freebies, and the integrity of my reviews. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment, and I will answer as best as I can. I know that this can be a sticky subject for some of you, so I wanted to open up this forum for you to voice whatever is on your mind. The first of these CQ reviews will start popping up in a week or two.