This is my personal blog. Unless otherwise stated, all posts are written and conceived of by me. My opinions and thoughts cannot be bought nor influenced, and I strive to be as honest and forthright as possible at all times.

I am too old to be bought and too stubborn to be swayed.

From time to time you may see the words "promotional samples ahead" at the top of a post. This is my way of letting you know that some (or all) of the items that I will be mentioning or using in the post were sent to me as press/promotion samples.  That doesn't mean that the brand has asked me to use the products, in fact after the initial swatches are done, I'm generally free to do as I like with the polish I'm sent. But I like nail polish...and I like art. I just want to make sure that everyone knows where I got it.

Honesty is the best policy.

As of July 2015, there will be no affiliate links on bedlambeauty.com. Affiliate links give me the willies, quite frankly. If there is a link here that is taking you off-site, I promise that it is because I think it is relevant to whatever I happen to be ranting about and not because I am getting paid. I know it is part of the blogosphere...but that doesn't mean I have to buy into it. As of January 2016, I have reviewed things for stores that have given me coupon codes in return. I don't get paid from these, but I do earn points that I can put towards blog giveaways in the future.

Unaffiliated since 2013

Finally, and this should go without saying, but I am not a licensed nail technician, esthetician, nor cosmetologist. I am an enthusiastic hobbyist with a fair amount of knowledge and free-time. Many years ago I did engage in some cosmetology training, but most of my knowledge has been gained through extensive reading, research, and harassment of professionals. No advice that I give should be taken without first either speaking to your doctor, hair stylist, or religious leaders.

Always use your best judgement when listening to strangers on the internet.