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About and FAQs

me1Q. Who is GirlPaint and why did you start the GirlPaint blog?

A. GirlPaint was founded by former professional makeup artist and admitted makeup and skin care addict, Guin White. Guin has been in and out of the biz since 1991 and has tried every product from salon, department store and pro cosmetics and skin care, as well as drugstore brands and (her current favorite) DIY concoctions.

GirlPaint is a featured beauty editor at CherryCulture.com and is a member of the Glam blog network, The Beauty Blog Network, Coutorture, Apples2Apple Blog Club, Bust’s Girl Wide Web and the RealSelf Beauty Network.

“In an attempt to connect with fellow “painters,” I established the GirlPaint Blog and Store: a community where we can all share with each other what works and what doesn’t, our favorite (and no so favorite) products and techniques…our experiences in the beauty and fashion worlds. I have a great sense of humor about this industry–much of the marketing makes me laugh, but I admit I am a sucker for a great pitch. I hope you’ll add your two cents!”

Press Coverage and Advertising Ops

Q. What is reviewed on GirlPaint and why?

A. GirlPaint is an avid sampler of beauty products. As a former professional in the makeup and skincare industries, I still have many contacts in the beauty world. Many products are items I use on a daily basis–they’re already considered favorites. Also, because of the attention the GirlPaint blog receives, many wonderful beauty manufacturers reach out to GirlPaint, send samples and we review them. Simple as that.

Q. I represent a cosmetic, skincare, haircare and/or fashion line and would like to work with you. Do you accept product samples and information?

A. Samples and products are gladly accepted, based on their appropriateness to GirlPaint’s current content and direction. Feel free to email me at guin-dot-white-at-gmail-dot-com so I can provide you with our contact info and mailing address.

Sampling your new and featured products is an effective method to reach new customers (our readers) who are already “in” when it comes to the world of beauty and fashion. Our process: we will let you know when a product review is published; we will provide you with site stats and follow up as requested.

Q. Can I advertise on GirlPaint?

A. Absolutely! I welcome link exchanges with other beauty-inspired websites, manufacturers of beauty- and fashion-related products and other beauty and fashion blogs. Just email me at guin-dot-white-at-gmail-dot-com and I will gladly add your website link to my site in exchange for a link on yours.

Additionally, advertising opportunities are available through Google Adsense.

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