While I am a content creator now, I have spent many years being a consumer – one who has often bought products recommended by influencers I look up to. I truly value this community and understand the importance of only sharing products I genuinely love and believe in. As a result I am very careful to only share products which I think you will enjoy hearing about and often turn down collaboration opportunities which are not the right fit for my brand and this community.
I am sometimes given a product discount code from a brand to share with this community. This allows you to get a small discount on a product by entering my code at the check out – in case you were interested in trying it. Like affiliate links, I may earn a small commission from the brand through the use of this discount code.
Sometimes brands will send me products. This occurs in one of two ways. They may send me a product in exchange for a blog or social media post (payment in kind) or on a ‘no obligation’ gifted basis (where I can share the product if I like it but there is no obligation to do so). When it comes to fashion and lifestyle related content I accept products in both categories for brands I genuinely love and which I think you might like to hear about.
When it comes to skincare and personal care products it is my policy to only share products that I have used the product before (for example, if I have previously bought the product on my own accord) or if I am gifted it on a no obligation basis and will only share after using the product for a time. That way I am able to give you my honest thoughts on the product. I’ll disclose in each blog post if a product I share has been gifted from a brand or is a PR product.