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We love hearing about cool and useful products for our Stylish families. Please note a few things about product reviews on Stylish Moms:
Products featured on the site either are: 1) products we have discovered on our own (i.e., purchased and loved); 2) products that have been pitched to us and undergone the below review screening and submission process; or 3) products that we are giving away under transparent descriptions such as Giveaway Goodies. Every now and then we might feature a sponsored post, but only if the item or service in question has been tested and found awesome.
For option 1, if the item is one that is available somewhere like Amazon (or another store where we have an affiliate relationship set up), we may link the item with affiliate tracking so that if a reader clicks through and purchases the item, we make a (teeny tiny) commission. However, note that the affiliate piece is an afterthought; the awesomeness of the product comes first and we never make decisions on what to feature based on affiliate relationships.
For option 2, (details about product submission are below), you may notice that sometimes we run giveaways in conjunction with an editorial feature. This is optional to the vendor; vendors are first notified that their product will be featured on Stylish Moms and then are offered the option of a giveaway if they want to build that in to the post. And of course, no payment changes hands to administer a giveaway; they are simply for fun!
For option 3, these products tend to be high value and are ones we already are familiar with and we have partnered with the vendor to run the giveaway. However, these giveaways are not paid; we run them because we already dig the product and dig giving away cool stuff.
Now, about product submission:
We currently prefer real books to digital ones, and for home and personal care products (e.g., cleaning solutions, baby care) and food, we primarily consider natural/organic products.
Due to the high volume of product review requests and the select space we allocate to reviews (given the diversity of site content), we ask that vendors kindly review the below protocol. We are NOT able to return the product. Send an e-mail inquiry regarding the product you would like to submit for consideration. Include the product URL (items must be available for purchase online).
We will review your online material and follow up by e-mail if we would like you to submit product. If you do not hear from us, please consider placing an ad. Please be aware that the look of your website matters! Sites that are aesthetically pleasing, simple to navigate, and have clear product shots are more likely to move to product submission.
Once we receive your product, it will be placed in our review queue; please refrain from checking in on the status of your review until at least 4 weeks following submission.
If you do not hear from us, please don’t take offense. Note that product reviews represent a fraction of what is covered on Stylish Moms and thus we are very selective about featured items. To reach readers immediately, please place an ad.
We tend not to review websites (e.g., camp resources, tutoring search engines, etc.) unless there is something particularly relevant to a story we are working on. Please feel free to e-mail the URL and your pitch; as with products, if we don’t follow up, please consider placing an ad.
If you are an online retailer who wishes to promote your boutique, please consider placing an ad or following the product review guidelines above.
If you would like to invite Tamika to a blogger/press event, please e-mail email@example.com. Note that events are only considered if they are well aligned with the editorial content on Stylish Moms, and if there is no clause requiring editorial in exchange for attending an event. Blog events that make such requirements defeat the purpose of editorial coverage. Tamika posts on events when she derives information that is interesting and useful for her readers.
Two points regarding blogger/press events warrant further explanation:
In cases where a company has requested travel to learn more about a company (e.g., Disney, Pampers), the travel, lodging, and meal expenses typically are paid for by the company (though sometimes there are elements of the trip that are not paid for). However, as stated above, attending these trips does not guarantee editorial coverage (i.e., there is no assumed exchange of trip for editorial, etc). Note that these events are very different from optional press events (e.g., interviewing celebrities) and blog events (e.g., BlogHer).
At local and remote blogger/press events, sometimes tokens (also referred to as “swag” — this can represent anything from a ballpoint pen to a key chain to a baby toy to a gift card) are given, although also, sometimes not. Rest assured that whether or not tokens are offered does not influence editorial decisions whatsover.
Featured Monthly Giveaways
If you are a vendor interested in partnering with Stylish Moms for a featured contest giveaway, e-mail us to receive details about contest partnerships.
PR Agencies & Firms
We are very PR friendly and welcome your press releases in our inbox and would love to stay connected with you. If we feel strongly about a particular press release, we will reply back. If you would like guaranteed exposure for your press release, please consider placing an ad.
Tips & Topic Suggestions
Do you have a great tip to share with your fellow readers? Are there topics you’d love to see covered on Stylish Moms? We love hearing from our readers. Send us a tip on our contact page!
If you have a question that was not covered on this page, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org