All opinions and views mentioned on Wandering Scotland are my own (Lauren McKinney) and they are mentioned for information, enjoyment and review purposes only. Everybody has their own opinions on a multitude of topics and these are my own. I do not wish to offend or insult anybody by what I write concerning certain products; I am just offering my review and opinion on particular items and how they work for me. Some of these products that work well for me may not work for you, your skin or your body
My wish is to create a reliable and trustworthy source of information for all of my loyal readers and I will never be paid or incentivised to speak positively about a product, if I do not agree. I want my readers to feel as though they can trust what I say, and that they are not being sold products for the sake of it. I too am a blog reader, and I would hate to feel as though someone was lying to me; therefore I follow the exact same principal. I will be constructive in my opinions but if I really dislike a product, then I will of course say so. In some cases, if I really dislike them, I will sometimes choose not to feature them entirely, as it would be a waste of my own time doing so, and also a readers time, reading them. I only feature items that I feel deserve to be featured here in some way or form.
As you may know, I sometimes make money through a variety of means here on Wandering Scotland. I’ve broken these down below, to make sure you understand what I’m being paid for and when…
Sponsored Blog Content
I will always mark Sponsored Blog Posts wit AD in the title. There will also always be a sentence or two at the beginning of the post declaring that it is a partnership.
Sponsored Social Media Posts
When and if I have been paid to promote something on Social, I will mark it with [AD] at the beginning of the post, caption or tweet.
Gifted Items/ Experiences/ Trips
Whether in blog or social media form, I will always denote Gifted bits with [Gifted – Item/ Experience / Trip] to comply with ASA regulations and to denote the nature of the collaboration.
Previous Brand Relationship
If I have worked with a brand on previous content within the previous year, I will inform you on current content.
Promoting my Own Products
Advertising of my own products or services such as [x, y, z] will be denoted with [AD – My x].
e.g: AD – My ebook, AD – My coaching services].
I will declare whether there are Affiliate Links within a post in a specific disclaimer in the post. In Instagram Stories I will mark Affiliate Links with [AFF].
Affiliate Links do not cost you money. They just mean I earn a few pennies from anything you buy and are a great way to support your favourite creators.
If you have any questions on how I earn money and how it affects you, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email.