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 annoyingly wordy “about” page and go peruse the archives!


theNotice: a beauty blog frequently receives press samples from manufacturers and PR firms – in “real life,” I’m a product minimalist, so most of what you see has been sent in as a product sample. This means that you’ll get to see a much wider variety of products on theNotice than I’d be able to share with you otherwise, and every product starts out on equal footing. All samples are submitted for consideration only — I do not accept monetary compensation in exchange for a positive review, and it is my choice whether or not to write about any given product.

All press samples and affiliate links seen on theNotice are denoted in the mouseover text of externally-linked brand names and pricing. In posts with multiple product links, the disclaimer will be present in the first outbound link of the post. Try it out for yourself by hovering your cursor over the linked text below.

The example: theNotice’s about page

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.