I’m not a beauty blogger. Trust me I’ve never once made out to be and I’ve never wanted to be one either for that matter. I seem to have collaborated with various skincare brands, yes some of which I have reached out to, but some who have contacted me with offers. I’m picky, I tend to only go for the organic ones or those which stand out to me in some other way. I write my reviews based on my personal experiences with using the products. No I don’t trial the products out for a few weeks before comprising my review. Are you supposed to? Who knows, maybe. But I don’t. If a cleansing balm claims to remove make up instantly from one application then that’s what I expect it to do. Would I pay £16 for a cleansing balm that leaves my skin feeling like a frying pan? Nah I probably wouldn’t. What about £25 for a face and body recovery oil that I have zero clue what it’s actually used for? Again, not really. I’ll be polite of course, I’ll thank you and your brand in my post for taking the time to work with me, gift me almost £60 worth of products and allowing me to review them for you, but I won’t lie and tell my readers I loved them when I didn’t. What would be the point in that? I have my favourites from the collabs I’ve done, of course I do.. but I try not to be bias when doing my reviews and I go into each collaboration with an open mind, hoping I’ll love each product so much so that I can rave about it from the rooftops, but let’s face it, if I did that, how boring would this world be? Would there even be bloggers at all if we all loved the same things? Probably not.
I think it oversteps the line though when a brand or a company read the review and for whatever reason they don’t like what you’ve written, maybe it’s hit a nerve or offended them, and without even coming to you directly with any issues they have regarding the review.. they instead decide to verbally attack you on their Instagram stories, bad mouthing you, name calling, swearing, bashing you to the curb, showing themselves to be incredibly immature and unprofessional. I can only hope their following can see them for what they really are and choose to consider whether this brand is as organic and pure as they have been lead to believe.
If you don’t like the way I do my reviews or even the nature of the type of posts I publish here on my blog, it honestly takes less than 3 seconds to click unsubscribe, it’s right there at the bottom of the emails that will pop up in your inbox folder each time I publish a new post, and it really won’t offend me or make me lose any sleep at night, trust me on that. Nobody is forcing you to read my blog. Nobody is forcing you to follow me on social media. This blog astounds me each and every day by the amount of views it continues to gain, so please don’t feel like by your unfollowing or disinterest, my world will begin to crumble apart. I think I’ll be okay and here to see another day, infact, I know I will. Please don’t feel the need to go to brands or companies to slag me off and discuss what type of a person you think I am… firstly, my inbox is always open so feel free to slide into my DM’s and discuss with me any issues you may have with me, I don’t mind confrontation at the best of times and I can guarantee I can take whatever it is you want to say to me. By doing it behind my back just makes me think you’re really immature and I’m not about that life, especially when you still continue to follow me and be in my business. There’s no need. Secondly, you only know what I choose to show you. Never forget that.
On that note, I’ve had the most dreamiest of days with my wife and 3 little munchkins that make my heart feel so full 💞 counting my blessings as always 😘🙏🏻 x