Welcome to Rated Beauty, a blog where I rant and rave about various products I've tried out. I have a deep abiding love for all things makeup and skincare related, so I began this blog after becoming frustrated with the reviews found in magazines. Too many people are paid to write glowing reviews of products that actually suck, so it's my goal to guinea pig myself as much as possible to provide you with honest, real reviews. .

About me: I'm a snarky Native American/German chick with a serious Sephora addiction (like that wasn't obvious). I live in Minneapolis with my awesome boyfriend, 2 cats, and a derpy dog. I don't blog for money, although I wouldn't mind making some from it, let's be real. Instead, I work for a marketing company in the IT department and fund my makeup addiction from my measly paycheck.

Favorite Booze: Tequila
Favorite Color: Dark red
Favorite Band: Toss up between Marina and the Diamonds and In This Moment
Favorite Author: Brandon Sanderson
Favorite Makeup Product: Mascara

Have products you'd like me to test out? Email me at: ratedbeauty@gmail.com

Want to get all socially networked? You can find the real me on Facebook and Twitter.

Comment Policy: Be respectful and nice. Spammers will be deleted.

Disclosure Policy: While Rated Beauty is not really a source of income, it is set up to become one in the hopes that I can someday quit my job and spend the rest of my days singing opera and blogging about makeup. FTC has guidelines regarding blogger endorsements and testimonials. Hence, the following points:
  • The content of Rated Beauty is a source of income and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses.
  • Rated Beauty will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that we have, in fact, used and feel will be beneficial to readers.
  • While the majority of the products reviewed on Rated Beauty are purchased by us, but some products provided to us by our advertising partners for our review may be given to us free of charge with no cost to ourselves. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way.
  • Rated Beauty is trustworthy. We will always give our genuine opinion about a product or service whether or not we are partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment to do so.
  • Our number one priority is accuracy and fairness to our readers, and we will never be dishonest  in our reviews or promotions for financial gain. 
  • Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of our blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.
  • Rated Beauty holds itself to the highest standards of integrity and strives to deliver interesting, genuine content. Any revenue generated goes toward improving the blog and compensating for time, research, product purchases, and ideas. 
Privacy Policy: Rated Beauty does not share personal information with third parties or store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

Rated Beauty is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see:http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on Feb. 13, 2015. If you have any questions feel free to contact the author at ratedbeauty@gmail.com.