Asking is fine. There is no rule about who can and can’t ask. However, as blogging gets more and more noticed, it can land you in trouble if you ask for the wrong reasons. The definition of fraud is deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. Which is where the ‘shopping list’ bloggers could end up in a whole heap of trouble they didn’t expect.
Good interaction on all social media bases, such as Twitter, FB, Tumblr and Pinterest will also help to show that you have an interactive audience across all bases.
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That’s all folks. If it sounds harsh, it’s because it is now a very different environment. Samples raining on bloggers heads is a thing of myth and goes back to when there were very few bloggers all getting the same samples. The simple fact is that less got more, but those days are gone. Only each individual blogger will know their own reason to blog about beauty, but genuinely, if you’re in it for free beauty, you have an uphill climb.
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