Content comes first. I would never accept product or sponsored posts for brands that are not already a natural, organic fit. The Stripe receives many offers for sponsored posts and advertising, and I only work with the brands that I would write about without being paid to do so. The same goes with gifted items and beauty product samples. Only the ones I truly love make the cut.
I will always disclose! If a post is sponsored, or an item has been gifted to me, I will make note of it within the post. Gifted items are noted as gifted, and sponsored posts are disclosed as “sponsored” at the bottom of the post.
Affiliate Links: The Stripe is a part of several affiliate programs. What this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase at that retailer, I will receive a (small) percentage of sales. Content is the single most important aspect of this site, and affiliates are not given preferential treatment.
Product Reviews: The Stripe receives many beauty products for review purposes. Any product that is reviewed on this site (with the exceptions of one time use products like a mask) is tested morning + night for at least one week prior to posting the review here. While I do feature a multitude of beauty products here, only the very best ones make the cut. And while I do accept sponsorships from select beauty brands, I am insistent upon trying the product before accepting the sponsorship.