Where are you from?: I was born and raised in The Berkshires but have lived in Australia, Maine and New York.
Where are you currently residing?: I am currently living in both Massachusetts and Long Island.
What is your education?: I attended college and studied Psychology and Fine Arts. I have worked along side Natalia Rose as an intern and gained a great deal of knowledge in my time working for her. I plan to attend Esthetics school as soon as I move to New York full time.
What is your nationality? I am American/Australian (with some British and Irish thrown in there)
Do you have a boyfriend? Yes. His name is Matthew and we have been together for almost four years now
What kind of camera/lenses do you use? I use a Canon Rebel T3i and I use a 18-55mm lens that came with the kit as well as a 55-250mm telephoto lens.
When and Why did you start blogging?: I have been blogging since as long as I can remember. I first started on livejournal when I was 16 years old and I would update daily there for years. It wasn’t until the past year that I decided to make a very public blog that was not just about my every day life but also a combination of beauty reviews, diy recipes, photography, fashion, etc.
Are you paid to review beauty products?: I am not ever paid to review beauty products or to mention brands. I am often sent products to review for my honest opinion and I am never forced to give a review. I will never promote something that I wouldn’t use myself.
Are you a Vegan? I am not. I was a raw vegan for a year of my life and although I learned so much from it and met some amazing people, I found over time that it was not right for my body. I am not a huge eater of animal protein. I do not eat red meat and when I do eat lean protein I make sure it is always organic. I am lactose intolerant and so I do not eat dairy but I do eat honey and eggs. I believe in eating a balanced diet.
Why do you only promote natural beauty products?: I have always had an interest in natural beauty products but it wasn’t until a year ago that I decided to really start to make a change in the products I was buying and to switch over to entirely natural and non-toxic products. I do not believe in putting anything on your body that is toxic. I wouldn’t eat toxic things so why would I put them on my body? 70% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstreams. I suggest reading this, this, and this to learn more about harmful ingredients in most beauty products and then make the decision for yourself if it’s something you want to be putting on your skin! For me personally I care too much about my health to be messing around with harmful and toxic ingredients. I believe in applying and ingesting the least amount of chemicals as possible which is what started my passion for non-toxic products.
What ingredients do you try to avoid the most in cosmetics and what are the most harmful?: I did a post here listing some of the most harmful ingredients to look for in most beauty products but I wanted to have an easier way for my readers to access the most common toxic ingredients to look out for when buying beauty products. I suggest writing these down or printing this out and carrying it around in your purse so that you can have it on hand when you are out shopping and trying to figure out which products are the safest!! Remember that your skin is your largest organ and up to 70% of what we put ON our skin is absorbed INTO our bloodstream! YUCK! I recommend checking out this site to see a more compiled list of chemicals to avoid. I also suggest checking out The Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to learn about specific products and what ingredients they contain and how harmful they are.
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Beautybybritanie receives many products for review. If I feel a product meets my personal standards and the standards of my blog, it will be reviewed. By accepting products I do not guarantee a review. Beautybybritanie will never accept payment for a positive review.
Reviews: Although I am often sent products to review for my honest opinion of the products, I am not ever paid to mention brands or products and every review I post is based off of my own experience and are my own opinions. I will never recommend anything that I do not love and use myself! To see a list of products I have reviewed please go here.
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