Tuesday, November 2, 2010
theNotice was born on the twenty-sixth of September, 2007. The goal? To create a unique type of beauty blog: one that is read for the reading (well, and the aesthetic) rather than just for the facts. In other words, it was created to fill – and to some extent, create – a niche within the beauty blogging world for blogs that are more about honesty, opinion, and writing style than splurges, stashes, and hauls.
theNotice is an “everywoman” blog, covering not only both high-end and drugstore beauty finds, but also glancing over photography, fashion, fragrance, interior design… anything that sparks my interest! For a beauty blogger, I use the term “beauty” quite loosely: basically, if I can find even a bit of beauty in something, or beauty in the humor in something, then it’s fair game to post. The atmosphere around here is pretty laid back, so please do say hello in the comments – I promise, I don’t bite.
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 does receive press samples from manufacturers and PR firms. All samples are submitted for consideration only – that is, I do not accept monetary compensation for any of the reviews on theNotice, and it is my choice whether or not to post on any given product. I am not financially compensated for any of the reviews posted on theNotice, and any money I do make off the blog comes from ads and guest posts only, the latter which are always clearly denoted in or just above/below the article.
Most importantly, I’d like to state the fact that the ideas and opinions on theNotice are my own. I wish I could say something as selfless as “we put the reader first,” but to be quite frank: I put my own opinions first. If I love a product, I’m going to talk about it, whether I bought it myself or received it as a press sample, and the same goes for any product that I’ve hated.
All press samples featured on theNotice are denoted in the mouseover text of externally-linked brand names (e.g. under the “The product:” line of any review). If the product was submitted for editorial consideration, the mouseover text will denote it as such.
If you are at all confused about what any of this means, please feel free to drop us a line in the comments section of any post, or through the site’s contact forum.