A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Boring Crap Alert!

HERE IS THE BORING CRAP SECTION OF THE BLOG ALSO KNOWN AS THE "DISCLAIMER"

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES/SHOES/JEWELLERY SEEN ON THIS BLOG WERE PURCHASED BY ME OR GIVEN TO ME AS GIFTS (BIRTHDAY/XMAS, ETC). THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED BLOG. I DO NOT MAKE MONEY FROM THIS BLOG.

REVIEWS: Reviews are done on products when I feel like sharing my opinion.  Some of the reviews I do are on old products and are not exactly live breaking news but I am going to do them anyway. My reviews are fairly qualitative and I have no structured numbering/rating system that I use to do them.  I just share my general thoughts as I find this to be more useful than giving a 4 out of 5 for packaging, whatever that means. Some of my older reviews on this blog have some sort of  "system" that I tried to use but I think there are a lot of very popular makeup blogs that are a lot more useful for looking up reviews so there is no point in going into a huge amount of depth here.  If samples have been provided for review purposes, this will be clearly stated in that post. If I DO NOT state anything, then I bought it myself. 

NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT I AM NOT TAKING SAMPLES OF ANYTHING FOR REVIEW. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED BLOG. 

MONETIZING: I blog because I enjoy fashion and makeup and enjoy looking at other people's fashion and makeup. I do not make any money from ads or affiliate links on this blog. I have accepted samples from independent makeup companies for review in the past but I do not do paid reviews or post affiliate links or filler/advertising posts.

OPINIONS: All opinions on this blog belong to me, I do not do sponsored posts. In the past, I have reviewed samples sent from independent makeup companies. At this point, any clothing/makeup/shoes/etc. that you see on this blog were purchased by me.

DISCLOSURE: MOST products that you see on this site were either purchased by me, given to me as gifts, or samples that came with products I paid for. I have accepted samples for review on a few occasions in the past. If this is the case, it will be CLEARLY stated at the end of the review.

THE PRODUCTS: All products that I review have been tested on myself and myself only.  My review of them is reflected by how the product worked/looked on ME. If a product works for me, it may not work for for you or vice versa.  Please use my reviews as general sources of information rather than absolute recommendations on whether or not to purchase a particular product.

MATERIAL: All photos on this blog were taken by myself unless otherwise specified. (My husband and friends may have taken some photos, I only use other people's photos with permission). I DO NOT EDIT MY PHOTOS, except for: 1) the removal of red eye, 2) adjusting brightness/colour, and 3) cropping. What you see is what the makeup actually looks like on. Please do not use my images without permission; in case you haven't noticed, I suck b@!!$ at photography anyway. All written material on this blog was written by me.

GOTH DISCLAIMER: Some of my posts contain references to makeup, makeup products, outfits, styles, and bands that I may have labelled or described as "GOTH". I just wanted to clarify that everyone has their own definitions of the gothic style and gothic music and what constitutes a gothic lifestyle. The word can also be used in several different ways depending on your scene. Here it tends to refer to the alternative music culture in general which includes various genres (EBM, industrial, post-punk, goth, new wave, etc.) whereas some people use it to refer to the genre of goth music specifically which does not encompass EBM, industrial, etc. (As I said, I tend to use the word in a more general sense as it is a convenient word to use in reference to the scene.) Also, many people who listen to "goth" music or dress in that style would not prefer to be labelled as "goth". The awesome thing about gothic culture (here, anyway)  is that anyone who wants to can participate in whatever way they want. People can create their own styles, listen to whatever music they want, and label themselves in whatever way they choose. What I'm trying to say here is that when I refer to something as "goth", it is because it pertains to the way I choose to participate in the subculture. I am in no way trying to say "if you are goth you should dress/do your makeup/listen to this music/ look like this" or "this product IS GOTH" etc. My interpretation of the style and culture may be very different than how another person who considers themself to be goth would define it so don't take any of my goth posts too seriously. I have fun creating outfits and trying out different  makeup ideas and I enjoy sharing them, that's all there is to it!