The Gothamista is a personal blog written and edited by Renée. My opinion is never for sale. This is a hobby which has introduced me to a community that I truly respect and value deeply. I will always provide my honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences on the topics or products I review. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and based on my personal experience. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Please note I am not a doctor or qualified professional trained to diagnose skin concerns. They save lives, I review products!
This blog may accept forms of compensation which I will list here, and will also be noted in the post itself if applicable. However, any compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. I never accept anything if a review is a required condition. I need enough time to schedule new products into my routine, then a sufficient trial period before I will decide whether or not a product will be reviewed. The same applies to the corresponding Youtube Channel, Gothamista.

These products are sent to me by the Brand or their Public Relations agencies. I only accept these if there are no conditions attached and if I’m very interested in the product. The receipt of a product does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product. I only have one face as well as limited time and space. If I decide to give an honest review of my experience with a product, there will be a note at the end of the post indicating that it was a press sample or gift. Press samples will never be reviewed more favourably, as all opinions stated on this blog are honest assessments of the products based on my personal experience.

The Gothamista blog does make use of affiliate links. A small commission may be earned when a product is purchased using such a link, which helps to support the continued provision of content on the site and the channel. You will not be charged extra when using these links. This also does not affect or influence what I review. If you do make a purchase using my link, I sincerely appreciate the show of love and support.

If there is any content that is sponsored, this will be made very clear in the post and will also include a disclosure at the end. Since ‘Gothamista’ is a hobby for me and not a job, I’ve been in a position to decline many paid opportunities which do not interest me. The couple of times I’ve been open to sponsorship is when I was already familiar with and a fan of a brand/product/service. If I am interested in a product, Brands I work with must understand that I will only decide if a review will be made, sponsored or otherwise, after a decent trial period has been completed.

Some of the advertisements on The Gothamista are generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements may or may not be identified as paid advertisements.

All material on The Gothamista retain their full copyright. Use of material, either in full, part, or derivative form, without express permission is prohibited. Republication without express permission may result in billing for use of the material, formal notification of the violation to hosts and advertisers under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and other legal action as deemed necessary.