About theNotice: a beauty blog

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

theNotice: a beauty blog is a Canadian publication that opened for business on the twenty-sixth of September, 2007. Written solely by Rae Chen (hello!) it aims to to create a unique type of beauty blog: one that is read for the reading (and, okay, for the pretty pictures) rather than just for the facts. In other words, it was created to fill a niche within the beauty blogging world that focuses on honesty, opinion, and writing style rather than splurges, stashes, and hauls.

theNotice covers both high-end and drugstore beauty finds, but also glances over things like fragrance, feminism, and disability. As a beauty blogger, I use the term “beauty” quite loosely: if I can find beauty in something, then it’s fair game to post.

So, without further adieu: I hope you enjoy reading theNotice: a beauty blog as much as I love putting it together. Now, get off this “about” page and go peruse the archives!


theNotice: a beauty blog receives press samples from manufacturers and PR firms on a case-by-case basis in order to keep the blog running. Most of the items that you’ll see here are product samples (what? I’m a minimalist!), which allows me to share a much wider variety of products with you and guarantees that each product starts out on equal footing.

Press samples are submitted for consideration only, and I do not accept monetary compensation in exchange for a positive review. Samples and affiliate links seen on theNotice are denoted in the mouseover text of the first link in any post (look for it following the “The product:” heading) — try it out for yourself by hovering your cursor over the linked text below.

The example: theNotice’s about page

Sponsored material is denoted in detail at the bottom of each post, and in the interest of full accountability and transparency, never includes a “The verdict” section.

If you are at all confused about what any of this means, please feel free to drop me a line in the comments section of any post, or through the site’s contact forum!