Hello, I'm Deb Carr the Publisher and Editor of this Blog.
I want to point out that each time I review a brand or attend an event for Sydney Chic or The Jasmine in the Forest, it takes time out of my own work as a social media marketer and, as you can appreciate, publishing two blogs takes a lot of effort. I do all the web work and marketing myself.
Honesty is one of my highest values so hence this disclaimer. Sometimes I get paid to post (collaboration); there are a few affiliate links on this site (hey I have to eat); sometimes I get sent products to review and keep; I am regularly a VIP guest at events; I am often a guest at a hotel or restaurant review and as a Brand Ambassador I receive complimentary goods, services and loan dresses. Restaurant reviews take me hours of work by the way.
I only ever post about things that align with my brand and my values -- so anything on this blog I post about because I like it, or my contributors like it. The majority of posts are not compensated and this blog is a result of passion, dedication and a lot of hard work and time. This blog takes up half my working life, so of course, I need to be compensated somehow. If I'm compensated it's disclaimed. However take into account I knock back many, many offers because it doesn't fit with my brands.
I only promote what I like, not what I don't like.
So there you have it up front. Total transparency - if I like it and approve it's on this blog, if I dont..sorry I won't post anything that isn't a fit.
For brands who wish to collaborate with me please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd also like to point out, I'm very approachable, and open to PR companies and anyone who has an idea for Sydney Chic or the Jasmine in the Forest, however just because I'm friendly doesn't mean I'm going to write about your pitch. Please note products received or events attended does not guarantee coverage on either blog.
Paid or gifted products will not have a 'follow' link. Read more about Google Best Practice for blogs.
Finally, I knock many paid posts from companies trying to convince me that their product is the perfect fit for my audience. If it's not a fit it doesn't get published paid or not.
Note: Affiliate links provide me with a small commission if someone purchases by clicking the link of this site. This does not cost the consumer anything
The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.