disclaimer & about

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This blog is a personal lifestyle and beauty blog written and edited by me, Elese Dowden. Like most #beauty & #lifestyle bloggers, I’m a twenty-something woman with a penchant for pretty things and a love of writing, design, and photography. I hail from Auckland, New Zealand, but moved to Brisbane in 2015 to pursue a PhD in Philosophy. There are a fair few talents up my sleeve, so if you need a blog contributor, guest poster, content writer, graphic designer, or even a philosopher, please email me at elesedowden@gmail.com.

I am a huge believer in #NoBullshitBlogging. Unless the post is marked with an asterisk (*), the products reviewed on this blog have been picked out and paid for by me personally. If a post is not marked with an asterisk but I have been sent PR samples, I will note this in the post.

Some of my posts may contain affiliate links, which help to keep EleseDowden.com running, but I will never recommend a product or business unless I personally think that it is worthy of that recommendation. If I have been compensated for creating a blog post by a brand or company, my views on that product will not be impacted by this.

All images and content are © EleseDowden.com unless stated otherwise. If you would like to use these images please email me at elese@elesedowden.com to enquire. All other images are linked back to the original source in the text body.

The opinions expressed throughout this blog are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.