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My opinions are always honest, and I only make recommendations that I believe could help you achieve your goals too.


If I receive a product from a company to review, it will be clearly noted with an asterisk (*) at the end of the post or I will put “c/o” next to the item.

If I receive a product from a company to review, it will be clearly noted with an asterisk (*) at the end of the post or I will put “c/o” next to the item.

If a post has been sponsored, I will mention this at the beginning of the post, usually in the form of a disclaimer that begins with an asterisk (*).

I do not accept every product review or sponsored post request that appears in my inbox. I am very selective and only agree to promote products or experiences that I genuinely believe in and would use myself. My reviews are always 100% honest.

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