Product Submissions

PRODUCT SUBMISSIONS

As a beauty blogger I love to try out new products. Want to submit products for reviewing consideration? Here's what you need to know.

How I review products

I don't give products a grade or rate the products by stars. The reason why I don't rate or grade products is because what works for me may not work for everyone else or what doesn't work for me may work for someone else. A negative review can hurt a product just as a stellar one can help so instead I base my reviews on my results and let the to decide to give the product a try for themselves or to reconsider.

When reviewing different products I'll base my review on the following:

Cosmetics:
  • Packaging
    1. Is the packaging eye pleasing?
    2. Is the packaging easy to open or use?
    3. Is the packaging fragile? Does it break easily or is it easily damaged?
    4. Is the packaging appropriate for the message the brand is trying to convey? 
    5. Can I travel with it?
  • Texture & Blending ability
  • Pigmentation
  • Performance
    1. How long does it last?
    2. Is it kiss proof or smudge proof?
    3. How does it hold up under different weather conditions?
  • Skin reactions
    1. Did it cause me to break out?
    2. Did it trigger an allergic reaction?
    3. Did it burn my eyes?
  • Cost
    1. Is it worth the money?
    2. Do you get your money's worth?
Skin Care

Similar to how I test cosmetics when it comes to skin care I also take into my overall results. One of the biggest things I look at is "Does it do what it claims?"

I try to be fair and give my readers the information they are looking for in deciding to try a product or not. I will point out to my viewers if there are ingredients that they may find questions such as parabens, talc or if the products are vegan or not as well as where the packaging states the item is made.



Sending Product & Review Deadlines

When sending products please send both full retail sizes AND if available samples/travel sizes. The reason I'm now asking for sample sizes to be included is because sometimes the sample will work better than the full size OR I want to compare the packaging of the sample to the full especially if the sample is available for sale.

Generally, it will take up to 12 weeks when it comes to skincare products before I post my review of your product. The reason why is I may be in the middle of testing a different product of a similar nature or I may be allowing my skin a breather before trying something else. When it comes to cosmetics turn around time is between 4 to 12 weeks, however, it may be more or less depending on if I've had the chance to work with the product. I like to try the products in different types of weather and settings to see how the product actually holds up. I give it a real world go and sometimes factor in comments made by strangers to me about how I look. I'm not like other bloggers or vloggers that use the product for a hot minute and rave about the product and because I'm not like that it can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes more, for me to post the review.

If you're ready to send product(s) for my consideration please email me for my mailing address.


I also require the following items to be sent to me via email:

  • Full ingredients list. 
  • Country where product(s) was manufacturered (e.g. Made in Korea, Made in Japan). 
  • If there are any special considerations such as the products are vegan or gluten free.
  • High resolution images of your products and/or advertising campaign.
  • Fact sheets about the product(s).
  • Point of contact information. That information will be kept confidential.


About Me

I attended cosmetology school while a junior and senior in high school, took theater makeup classes while in college, and have worked on and off over the years with bridal clients, quinceaƱeras, and with young adults and teens. Since the mid 2000s I have worked as a beauty blogger using my background in cosmetology and esthetics to provide information to my readers. I am not a social media influencer and as such I do not accept cash payments for my opinion on products. I do use affiliate and referral links as needed and disclose, as required by US law, those links and if I recieve a product(s) by a company for gratis.

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