All content on Beauty & Sparkle is created without bias, regardless of any work-related associations or consultancy agreements I may have. Posts are personally written and edited by me. I rely on my journalistic background to make sure that everything I write about here is as relevant and well-researched as possible.
Because I work in the beauty industry, I do receive press samples and get invited to try treatments and services for review. But here’s the B&S lowdown: If I love the product or service, I will definitely tell you about it. If it’s so-so or I’m just not impressed, then I won’t even bother writing about it (why waste both our time, right?). If it’s horrendous, then I will warn you to stay away! Occasionally, I may mention or recommend the products and services of clients that I may have projects with. Once again, this is only because I really feel like they’re worth knowing about and trying. I do not receive compensation for doing so.
The opinions, tips, and tricks that I share here are based on my personal experience and level of expertise. Every person is different, so keep this in mind: Just because it worked for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for you—and vice versa. Everything I share on this website is for informational purposes only and should never be regarded as a substitute for medical or professional advice. Always, always, always consult with a licensed doctor or dermatologist if you’re experiencing any beauty or health-related problems. Neither I, nor any other party (whether involved in producing, maintaining, or delivering this website), shall be held liable or responsible for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a result of your use of this website.
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