transparency

Good evening everyone,

if you live outside of Germany you might not know that the identification of advertisements and commercial post in general are a big thing now. Lots of bloggers and YouTubers are being sued for no or not enough transparency on the matter. I always made pretty clear what I got sent and what I bought myself, but I don’t want to risk being sued which is why I want to make clear how I will be dealing with the matter.

For your information, this is a private blog. I do not earn money with my blog and do not accept any inquiries for paid blog posts. I would also never be influenced by a company. It is important to me that I tell you about my honest opinion on things I have tried.

Most of the products shown on my blog, instagram and face are bought and paid for by myself. When products have been sent to me by companies I always mark them as [sponsored]. Like I said, this does not influence my opinion. For your convenience I always add links to the brands website, social-media accounts and shops I bought products from into my posts. Because of that, in Germany, they count as commercial or advertisement.

Because of that, in addition I will put a disclaimer on each of my posts. They will be marked as followed:

Disclaimer: advertisement – advertisement

or

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were sent to me by (company name).

If you have something to say about the topic or have questions, please comment below.

Thank you in advance for understanding.

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Guten Abend ihr Lieben,

solltet ihr außerhalb von Deutschland leben, wisst ihr vielleicht nicht, dass Tranzparenz in Hinblick auf Werbung in Beiträgen allgemein (sogenannte Kennzeichnungspflicht) ein immer größeres Thema wird. Viele Blogger und YouTuber werden für keine oder nicht ausreichende Kennzeichnung in der Sache verklagt. Ich habe in meinen Beiträgen immer klar gemacht, welche Produkte mir zugeschickt wurden und was ich mir selbst von meinem eigenen Geld gekauft habe. Dennoch möchte ich jegliche mögliche Mißverständnisse aus de Weg räumen und es künftig noch klarer handhaben.

Falls ihr es noch nicht wusstet, sage ich es gerne hier nochmals. Mein Blog ist ein privater Blog. Ich verdiene kein Geld mit meinem Blog und akzeptiere keine Anfragen für bezahlte Blog-Posts. Ich würde mich auch nie von einer Firma beeinflussen lassen. Sprich, ich lasse mir nicht vorschreiben wie ich Produkte zu rezensieren habe.Es ist mir wichtig, euch meine ehrliche Meinung zu Produkten mitzuteilen und darauf könnt ihr euch verlassen.

Die meisten Produkte, die ihr auf meinem Blog, Instagram und Facebook seht, wurden von mir selbst gekauft und bezahlt. Wenn mir Produkte von Firmen geschickt worden sind, markiere ich sie immer als [sponsored]. Wie ich schon sagte, das beeinflusst meine Meinung jedoch in keinsterWeise. Um es für euch so angenehm wir möglich zu machen, verlinke ich jedoch generell Links zu den Marken-Websiten, Social-Media-Konten und Shops in denen ich Produkte kaufe. Aus diesem Grund zählen diese Beiträge in Deutschland als Werbung.

Ab sofort kennzeichne ich alle meine Beiträge zusätzlich wie folgt:

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were bought and paid by myself.
(Werbung – die folgenden Produkte wurden von mir gekauft und bezahlt.)

oder

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were sent to me by (Firmenname).
(Werbung – die folgenden Produkte wurden von mir von (Firma XY) zugeschickt/zur Verfügung gestellt)

Solltet ihr zu diesem Thema etwas sagen wollen oder Fragen haben, schreibt dies gerne in die Kommentare.

Vieen Dank im Voraus für euer Verständnis.

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Ciaté Month 2015 – postponed

Hello everyone,

as you might have seen, so far I wasn’t able to post a single post for the Ciaté Month in February.
I am very sorry about that, but due to some private matters I simply didn’t have the time. I will postpone the Ciaté Month, I will not cancle!

Right now I hope I will be able to do the Ciaté Month in March. but I am not sure yet. I will let you guys know.

I hope you can understand.

Take care

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rant – tabloid press

Good evening everyone,

today I would like to talk about something that is not nail or in general beauty related. If you don’t care, you can stop reading now, but I would really appreciate if you would take the time to read a little about a piece of my mind. The following topic is really important to me.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I was able to attend the world premiere of Johnny Depp’s new movie “Mortdecai” in Berlin on Sunday.

Thanks to the tabloid press you might also know that people felt that Johnny was not really “there”. Of course they also felt the need to talk about so they reported about him being drunk or at least having a hangover. Already on Saturday they reported that he was seen drinking in an italian Restaurant in Berlin. People joked about it and made fun of him. They also judged about him and said that he had a drinking for most of the time of his career, which now causes him to make bad movie choices and ruining his career. Without even knowing his side of the story they kept making up suspicions and judging about him and his private life. This kind of behavior is typical for the public and especially tabloid press and I have to say that it really makes me sick. It shows, that throughout the years, humans haven’t learned anything.

I feel very disgusted that no one seems to take the time to actually think about their side of the story.
How dare you to view, judge and gossip about those people – or even make up lies about them? Celebrities are people just like you and me. Just because they are public figures and always followed by photographers and press, doesn’t give them the right to behave like that. People like, in this case, Johnny Depp also have good and bad days. They do have problems like any other human on this planet. They suffer and they often struggle with depressions and anxiety, sometimes even a lack of trust, because they feel that people don’t really care about them and only want to be around them because they are famous. I even say that they even make more bad experiences with people, because so many people want a piece of them simply because they are famous. Those people do not care that this kind of behavior can psychologically break them. How would you feel if millions of people love you and want to be around you as long as you are “in”, but toss you away as soon as they have enough of you?
Living a public life is a lot of pressure and I wouldn’t want to switch places. Everyone makes mistakes and many of those are bad enough without the whole world looking and judging you.

In the case of Johnny Depp I would just like to say that it doesn’t matter how he appeared on the red carpet. Even if he was hungover or even drunk – who are we to judge? He had his reasons and it is not up to us to judge him! Can’t we just be sympathetic and accept it as him having a bad day?

I think people should stop gossiping and judging people and instead look into the mirror and start think about themselves and working on their own problems.

Now you might wonder why I care. Simply because I do. I am a human and I can feel for people who have to deal with all those things above and even more.

I’d hate to see another human break  down because of this public hunt.
We have already lost too many good people because of this.

 

Just because you read it in a magazine
or see it on the TV screen don’t make it factual ….. you’re so damn disrespectable” – Michael Jackson (Tabloid Junkie)

 

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