Hi beautiful boys and girls! Hope you are all having a great week so far!?? Today I wanted to share with you an interesting and very popular topic among the beauty editor/blogger/vlogger world today. But before getting into today’s post, I want to remind those who probably haven’t read my last two recent blog posts, to definitely read them because they were such a joy to write and create!
Here are the links to those:
Now on to today’s topic!
I guess I should start by explaining why I am writing about this in the first place.. Well, there has come a point in my recent beauty blogging journey where I now have the pleasure of beginning to receive PR packages from beauty brands, wanting me to try out their products! Since the first one I have ever received till now, I never cease to be humbled by these brands thinking of little ol’ me as someone to give free beauty products to!?? So yeah, getting free stuff is always great, but in the back of the mind (for some who have this opportunity), is the worry of not liking the product, or for the product to not work for them at all. Especially if you’re new to receiving PR and of course getting free products is super exciting, ultimately what is expected out of all of us is to give our 100% -honest- opinion.
At the risk of sounding extremely redundant, I have to say that even though you end up actually liking the product and it works for you, you also have to ask yourself -if you would buy this again, as in spend your hard earned money, even though (seeing as you’re in the beauty world/business because you are truly passionate about it) you know that there is probably another product that costs less and does the exact same thing. Will this product be able to fit into your daily beauty routine?, or is it more of a gimmicky product that’s fun- but doesn’t realistically do anything for you, or you know it just won’t fit with you at all.
All of these questions and aspects are very important to you and your audience. Another thing I recently learned from a beauty instagramer I follow -and admire her experience with PR, is that you still want to give a good review of the product for those who you know it might work for, even though the product didn’t work for you. At the end of the day, you are receiving these products not only to review, but to help the brand stand out and its basically free marketing for them as well. So even though (again) the product doesn’t work for you, you still want to give the brand the opportunity to work for someone else in your audience or whoever catches your review and reads/watches it! It’s kind of complicated to think of what to say when you don’t want to be harsh on a product that a brand kindly sends to you, but I can’t stress enough how important it is to express your most honest feelings about a product. Ultimately, people come to you to seek not only originality, a different opinion, but a genuine -REAL- response that they can back or rely on, or compare to someone else’s.
I guess the advice I am trying to humbly give (as I grow along with) you is, please be honest and true to your self and others who are reading/watching for product advice. You have to keep in mind your audience, as well as the product and brand.❤
So that is my rant for today, I know it was kind of a serious toned one but I just had to put it out there, but I hope you enjoyed! do stay tuned, I have a quite a few PR products coming my way. Some will arrive sooner than others, but I will take my time to review them all for you. I also have another edition of “Instagram Spotlight” coming next month for you to enjoy getting to know more about my favorite instagramers in the biz! Last but not least, I finally posted a new video on my youtube channel all about my A.M. skincare routine and what products I use to keep my skin behaving for the most part lol! (still traumamtized from my last breakout situation)?
As always, I’ll leave all of the links that you need below. I hope you enjoyed reading this post, wishing you all glowy healthy skin! Thank you so much for reading, until next time! ???❤
My new video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNEY1oc8I2o&t=5s
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