Shoes, Shirts & Other Sh!t is a personal blog written by Erika Belezarian. I regularly receive products directly from beauty brands, beauty manufacturers, public relations companies, and brand marketing firms. In addition I am regularly invited into salons, spas, dermatologist offices, makeup boutiques and other beauty destinations to meet experts and try out new services. It is also common that I am invited to view collections, new products or services at destinations in Manhattan such as restaurants, showrooms, trunk shows and boutiques. These products/services are graciously submitted/offered for editorial consideration on Shoes, Shirts & Other Sh!t. Complimentary services, gratis products, and press samples never compromise my coverage. If don’t like the experience, product or product result, it will not receive coverage on the pages of Shoes, Shirts & Other Sh!t.
Since most of my work as the creator and editor of this site is in beauty and fashion, my task to sift through tons of new hair, makeup, skincare, fragrance and nail product submissions, as well as new collections and designers and evaluate them for coverage on the site. Often, my process involves the critiquing of texture, effectiveness, wearability, color payoff, scent, value, packaging, etc. In fashion critiques, the process involves fabrics, wearability, design aesthetic and consumer appeal. I take all of these factors into the utmost consideration. While many of the products and services mentioned in reviews have been submitted for editorial consideration, several of them are from my personal collection and are items/services that I have purchased myself and use on a regular basis.
As Shoes, Shirts & Other Sh!t is a personal blog, I prefer to write about things I love, which is why the majority of reviews are positive. The reviews and opinions stated on this blog are honest, based on my own personal knowledge and are never pre-approved by brand reps or PR agencies who offer me the opportunity to test these products.
Shoes, Shirts and Other Sh!t does not guarantee positive reviews or reviews at all on gratis products/services. I am not paid to write reviews. In fact, I’m not paid at all! I do not support sponsored posts, other than contests that are sponsored by a brand, whose product I have pre-approved. I write here because I love beauty, fashion and the NYC Lifestyle and want to share it with you.
This site is informational only and is not a substitute for medical and/or dermatological advice. If you are in doubt, please seek advice from your physician. The advice on this site is the opinion of Erika Belezarian and any/all contributing editors of this site. We are in no way responsible for the effects of said advice.
If you would like to submit your product or if there is an event you would like me to cover for editorial consideration, I can be reached on my contact page.