Affiliate & Disclosure Policy

*If you’re from a brand, please be sure to read my policy and then scroll down if you’re interested in working with me!

Let’s talk about what disclosure means here!

The FTC sets forth a pretty clear standard on how an “endorser” (aka: me, the blogger)  should adequately disclose a connection to any brand I should choose to work with. The page I just linked to has a ton of info for your reading pleasure, but I’ll get down to the nitty gritty of what is important here and what you, my reader, can expect from this blog.

  1. Truth in any advertising (such as me writing reviews for products and featuring them in some way on my blog) is the most important thing. So, whether I bought a product myself, if it was sent to me for consideration by a brand, if a brand chooses to sponsor a giveaway for my readers, etc., I will always be honest in my thoughts and opinions and what my relationship with a brand is. Which brings us to the next bullet point…
  2. My disclosures will be clear and conspicuous. This means they will be easy to understand and not hidden. (Example: I will literally write out something like, “I bought this myself”, or “[Brand name] sent this to me for consideration/for review/for…”)
  3. Since I’m writing this blog, you can expect that what gets featured (whether I pay for it or it is sent to me or sponsored) is relevant to my interests. I like makeup, skincare, health & fitness, Golden Retrievers, etc., so these are all things that you might see pop up. What you probably won’t see on here is an in-depth review of a new riding lawn mower. (I mean, unless a company would like to send one over for consideration, then…)

 

Okay, what about the affiliate links on this blog?

Glad you asked, I am happy to tell you exactly what each affiliate link does in general terms and then in a more specific list.

In general terms: awhen you use one of my links, there might be something in it for you (like a discount if you make a purchase), and typically I would receive something as well (commission or store credit, for example).

Know this: the affiliate links I choose to have are only for services or brands I use personally and love!

The links below are affiliate links, with an extra non-affiliate link at the end in case you don’t want to use mine. I explain what my relationship is with the brand, what you get if you use my link, and what I receive in return. (Thanks for checking this out and a huge thank you if you choose to help support my blog in this way!)

  1. Amazon – I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I will mention in a post when affiliate links are used, and they will be identified as links to Amazon. I only will link to products I have personally used and actually feel confident recommending.
  2. Ebates – I’ve been a member since November 2016 and I have the plug-in installed on my browser because I actually use eBates all the time to earn cash back. I love it, so I try to recommend it to anyone else I know who shops online (whether you want to use my referral link or not, you should earn cash back! — here is a non-affiliate link.) When you use my link, I earn $5 for each referral.
  3. Glossier – Glossier is a brand I use personally and really enjoy. I love their Super Pure serum and their Cloud Paints, and I’m excited to keep trying new products from them. If you use my referral link, you can save 20% off your first purchase, and I can earn $10 in store credit. (Here is a non-affiliate link.)

 

Are you a brand that would like to work with me?

That sounds pretty awesome! If you feel you have a product relevant to the interests of myself and the audience of this blog, please head over to my contact page and send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.