i have this thing regarding hauls. i love love love reading other people's hauls and i don't have anything against it, but i am not too comfortable posting mine. don't ask me why, it's just my thing.
you've seen my hauls, obviously and there'd been a lot, but ive a policy regarding it:
1. if i didn't pay for it myself, it won't get featured as hauls.
simple as that. if i asked my mom to buy it for me, or if it's gifts, or if i used my mom's or my aunts' credit card extensions, it won't be featured as hauls.
imma only post haul products that i bought from my own savings. as i am on a student budget with no other income than my parents' education grant my hauls are bought with my own money. so i can proudly post it as hauls as i actually starved myself to get it. it's very fulfilling for me.
regarding product reviews, i will only post products that are widely available in the philippine market, or is in the philippine market at least.
no product reviews for items i got online or bought outside the country that are hard to find. i would only post products that are bought online if the seller has a lot of stocks available and one can easily get it from them, even without a credit card. i think it's useless to review stuff that other people cannot get a hold of easily, or is not available in this market. it's just like bragging, and it defeats the purpose of product reviews. i mean, the main reason i do product reviews is because i want to share with you guys a really really good product so that if you feel like getting one yourself you can easily do so.
again, i've nothing against other blogs who do this. this is just my personal preference.
you might've also noticed that i am quite partial to gawang pinoy products or products carried by local brands. it is just my way of showing my love and support to our beloved country. this does not mean tho that i will not be reviewing foreign brands, but i just want to feature more local brands and to prove those brand snobs wrong.
also, i do not delude myself into thinking that other people would actually pay me money to advertise their products. i am not that popular. yet. i kid, i kid.
so as of press time ALL product reviews are based on my initiative and bought by me (or gifts, as long as it is widely available in this country).