Yes, you’re reading that title correctly. Yes, is reflective of Taylor Swift’s song, “Look what you made me do.” But I’m feeling a little too old to not hold myself accountable so in this blog post I shall own my thoughts on a product I was asked to use.
I recently started to receive more outside requests for collaborations from brands and individuals that like the new direction of my blog. The old one was merely a place where I put myself out on a limb in the tree called vulnerability in a land where I felt safe.
Today, I feel much more exposed as I move into a new phase of my life that has parts that are a little more sensitive and observant upon the reflection and reaction to what being vulnerable does to not only myself, but to those that are in my life.
That being said I must tell you that I don’t believe in bad reviews. Reviews are skewed even by the most unattached reviewer because the variables are not only about the reviewers thoughts and reactions, they’re about the build-up of those from the topic or item that is the focus.
I am very honored to be a blogger that is selected to do the things that I do and not lose myself in it nor lose my authenticity for a paycheck. I don’t play. I don’t play with my life nor your time reading any blog I ever write so please trust that the things you read on my blog are well-balanced and I usually beat myself up before I post because I never want to feed you any B.S.
With this in mind, I was asked to review a new product line by “No B.S.” It’s an “uncomplicated skincare line for the boldly authentic. Potent formulas, Clean ingredients. No B.S. We’re also cruelty-free, because we’re not jerks.”
I loved and was obsessed with their branding. From the texture of the boxes to the bold colors with fun quotes about being bold on fun postcards to send to your friends; I was on a product high with the hook, line, and sinker to dive me into the deepest mindset that I was going to love the hell out of the products that were in front of me.
I opened them and tried the face wash with the retinol night cream and vitamin c+e serum and thought that this romance would last a very long time as I’m a creature of habit. I find something that works and I’m loyal until the day I die. Thinking of saying my do’s to a new skincare line was a far stretch since I found another brand I used last month but I’m also a product junkie so I thought this could be another I’d add to the rotation.
Those three are my favorite. Hands down. No questions. With me until they don’t exist. However, there were a few that I didn’t love at all from the same line. The scents weren’t my thing and I’m a scent driven purchaser when it comes to my skincare and such.
This post makes me feel so uncomfortable because I have to be honest as the brand is asking me to post about it. Taking a cue from one of there amazingly marketed postcards “if it’s b.s. let it go!” and “severely allergic to b.s.” I will let the weight of a non-loved product review go and stop being afraid to own that I don’t love every product from them but the three I love will move on with me in life as we move away from the b.s. and this blog post.
*The face wash not pictured but we’re secure enough in our love life to not let a photo cause resentment.