Our Affiliate Disclosure
Brostrick and its editors love to let y’all know all about the latest and great products that are out there and we’ll even sneak in some pretty amazing sales, deals, and brand perks too. Everything we editorially create, we all do it by hand (no robots are creating content) and we stand by every item we choose. We currently do not have any advertisements on our website at all because, let’s be honest, ads are annoying. However, we do need to make some money in order to pay the bills. So, in honor of full and total transparency, when you click on a link of a product that we recommend, we may earn a commission from third-parties like Amazon.com and through our partnership with Skimlinks. The good news is that you pay nothing and this doesn’t impact your price at all.
Meet Our Editors
Jennifer Belanger / Senior Shopping Editor
Jennifer is the senior shopping / gifting editor at Brostrick.com and has been creating content, choosing the coolest and most unique gifts, and spending endless hours basically shopping for us (professionally) since 2016.
When Jen isn’t shopping and finding some pretty great deals, she’s a mom of three amazing kids, comical wife, a regular gym goer, reality TV watcher, and wine lover.
How We Choose Products & Our Review Process
All the content that’s on Brostrick LCC is editorially created by humans (yes, really) and has been since we first launched in June of 2014. Nothing is created by systems, robots, or controlled by advertisements at all. All this basically means that an editor is writing about their favorite products, creating gift guides based on what they love, what’s popular, and what we’ve learned our readers have been obsessing over since 2014.
When it comes to how we actually choose which products appear on Brostrick, it’s pretty simple. We typically love it. We typically use it. And if we haven’t used it ourselves, we read endless third party reviews on each product, see what’s trending on popular platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and at times even Facebook.
If there is an individual item we’re reviewing, especially in the beauty and skincare space our editors have used it or at least tested it out at home for anywhere from 7 – 30 days, depending. But look, at times we get it wrong. What we loved a few years ago we may have totally stopped using for a variety of reasons over the years. These items are usually removed, but we’re human…so sometimes a product or two may slip through the cracks.
We Don’t Only Work With Amazon
So why do we recommend so many products via Amazon, you ask? Great question. The simple answer is that we honestly love shopping on Amazon, especially because we usually can get either free 2-day shipping (with Amazon Prime, of course) and in some cases same day shipping depending on where in the United States you live. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t shop on Amazon?! It just seems easier this way.
However, we also work with and link to hundreds of other retailers as well – especially if we think they have a better price, a super unique product, or we just feel like it. Our partnership with Skimlinks is great because they manage all those retailer relationships for us, which is awesome, because we don’t have the time and then we can spend our time doing things like we really love like finding a secret sale or deal happening with one of our favorite retailers.
So does this mean we’ll only choose to link where we can make money? Nope. Take a tour around and you’ll see we’ve linked all over the place, including places that actually don’t pay. Basically, we’re not going to just link to Amazon because of their affiliate commission policy. I mean, Amazon does rule though amiright?!
Once we make some money from the affiliate commissions we do things like keep the lights on around here, pay some bills (hello server costs!), deal with taxes (what an absolute bummer) and maybe buy some beers and the like. It always changes.
We good now? I know, that wasn’t so bad was it? Thanks for reading and for supporting Brostrick. We hope we made you laugh and we hope maybe you bought something we recommended and it just made your life…better.