Bionic Beauty Blog News

by Bionic Beauty on 22.Sep.2009 · 6 comments

Here’s a quick roundup of news tidbits from Bionic-land…

Bionic Beauty Welcome’s Bionic Bronnie!

Bionic Beauty blog adds a new contributing editor, Bionic Bronnie.

Bionic Beauty adds a new contributing editor, Bionic Bronnie.

Let’s face it. I needed some help. Bionic Beauty has grown incredibly this year (Yippee!) and in order to keep up the thorough testing schedule that I have promised (4-6 weeks for all skincare items, 1-2 weeks for hair care, 1 week for makeup), I either needed to clone myself or find another body to start testing products. And now… I introduce you to one of my wonderful gal pals, Bronnie! She’s already a very experienced product tester- with several years experience writing and sharing her thoughts.

I’m thrilled to have her as part of the Bionic Beauty family. Now you’ll get even more product reviews from an even more diverse background of brands! Keep an eye out from Bronnie’s articles (you can see our bylines just under each article title), and be sure to comment with any questions or your own personal experience!

Want to know a little more about Bronnie? Don’t miss her bio on the About page!

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The Full Monty… er, Disclosure

Next up… there’s some proposed legislation floating around the US government that aims to regulate bloggers who write product reviews.

Since Bionic Beauty clearly fits into that arena, I’ve been watching the progress carefully. I’m actually happy about the proposed regulation- it aims to hold bloggers liable for any false claims they make about products, and asks that they reveal products/services that are gifted to them, as well as monetary compensation for “paid for post articles”.

If you’re not a blogger, this may all sound like a foreign language, and I could blather on about being what I call an “ethical blogger” but it would take a huge article. In short, there are many bloggers who accept money or products in exchange for writing a positive review of that item, and other bloggers who just repeat the outlandish claims of a press release and have no experience with the product to back up those claims.

As the editor of Bionic Beauty, I do get some products sent to me for review. However, I *never* accept money for a review; and just because I got a product for free doesn’t mean I’ll write a positive review of it (heck, you’ll find loads of poor reviews on here!). I’m always fair, and report my personal findings after a thorough test. And you ladies are always welcome to weigh in with your experience.

So… what does this mean for Bionic Beauty? Essentially nothing. But I did create some legal waffle if you’re itching for something to put you to sleep. My new Disclosure Policy, and the long-waited and utterly exciting Privacy Policy. Dan Brown novels, they are not.

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Upcoming Events

The Makeup Artist Summit conference in Chicago and Miami

I also have a busy few weeks coming up. While many bloggers head up to New York Fashion Week (held earlier this month), I tend to pick beauty related expos and conferences. These types of events are perfect for learning about new trends in makeup and skin care, seeing the latest tech in beauty gadgetry, and seeking out fresh, new brands.

I’ll be attending The Artist Summit in Miami on October 3rd, and ISPA (International Spa Association) Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas from October 5th through the 8th. So expect lots of fun new brand introductions, and photographs from all the madness. I had some extra air miles to burn so these were pretty places to “get away” to, while bringing you some exclusive coverage!

While I’m gone, there will be the normal articles running here for your reading pleasure, but if you’d like to really stay in the loop- follow my updates on Twitter or just check my Twitter “widget” in the right sidebar of Bionic Beauty! Even if you aren’t a member of Twitter, you can watch my Twitter stream for the latest news. I’ll be twitteirng pictures, meetings, and new exclusive product introductions… I know Clarisonic is introducing a secret product at ISPA this year!

Unrelated to beauty, my dog (the Amazing Woo) and I will be attending, and volunteering, at the Pet Expo in Charleston, SC. The Expo is on Saturday September 26, so if you’re in the area stop by. I’d love to meet you!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Robyn @ PurelyCosmetics September 22, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Welcome to Bionic Land, Bronnie!

Jami, beware of the Austin trip – you caught my tweets from the Spa Expo a couple of weeks ago? Be prepared to look like a Bag Lady when you leave!

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2 Bionic Beauty September 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Uh oh… So should I bring a roll-along cart to pull behind me? I’m going to be good though. I’m GOING to stick to my budget! :)

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3 Robyn @ PurelyCosmetics September 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Going from the parking lot to the expo hall, I saw a bunch of people with rolling carts or suitcases. I thought they were nutjobs – until I left the show!

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4 Bionic Beauty September 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm

okie dokie. I went to the Orlando Premiere Beauty show and brought a roll-along. And yes… that was NEEDED. Especially since I’m a wimp. Hee hee!

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5 Shelly Love September 23, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Hi there! Its nice to see that you have a website ! Shelly and Bob

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6 Bionic Beauty September 25, 2009 at 12:40 am

Hi Shelly, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! I really hope to continue to see you around the website! And Bronnie is an amazing addition to the team here. I’m loving working with her!

All the best,
Jami

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