In news that will surprise no one, working in media within the beauty category means we get sent lots of beauty products to trial.
They’re not gifts, but technically ‘submissions’ from the brand in the hopes that we will try, love and talk about the product within our stories or podcasts.
We are not obligated to cover each submission and out of everything we are sent to review, about 10 per cent gets coverage.
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Yes, our job is amazing and we are very lucky.
Though we receive more products than we could ever finish, we only receive one of each product. After that, if we really, really love something, we buy it ourselves. It’s rare, because we will more likely move on to trying a different free product, but every so often we adore something so much we go out and spend our own money on restocking it.
Here, I asked Mamamia’s beauty crew to share the product they splash their own cash on.