Hello Pretty Bird! - A beauty and not-so-glamorous lifestyle blog: ABOUT/FAQ/CONTACT INFO


In case you haven't already figured it out, my name is R. and this is my blog. Whoa!

About this site...

Important note: This blog is no longer updated. I have left some of my most popular posts up for archival purposes. Hope you still find the information useful!

HelloPrettyBird! was a beauty and lifestyle blog documenting the opinions and experiences of a 30-something lady (that's me!) You'll find a lot of reviews here:  I looked at everything from mainstream drugstore brands to hand-crafted indies to unusual facial contraptions. I approached my beauty posts with a frugal focus: My mission was to help folks figure out which budget products actually are useful, and which mid-priced (and up) products are worth the splurge.

Here are some answers to questions I get asked periodically:

What's your skin tone/type?
I'm in the N10 to N15 shade range (AKA rather pale) with cool/pink undertones. My skin type is combination: normal to dry in most places, slightly oily in the T-zone.

Do you get the products you review for free?

I feature a mixture of products I've purchased and products provided to me by brands or PR agencies. Transparency is a very important part of writing honest reviews, so I ALWAYS disclose in-post if a product was provided to me for review or sponsored in some way. Check out my disclosure policy if you'd like more information on that.

What sort of camera do you use?

I'm not exactly an ace photographer, but most of the photos on this site were taken with a Canon T3i/600D and the kit lens. Some of my older posts feature photos taken with the Blackberry Z10, which actually had a pretty good camera as far as phones go. I don't do a ton of editing on my photos, but will use Photoshop to color-correct them if they come out murky or gross. I sound like a total pro, right?

Can I repost one of your photos on my blog or website?

Not without permission. Please contact me at the e-mail address below if you wish to use my content. I evaluate all requests of this type on a case-by-case basis, so be sure to tell me which image(s) you're interested in and what you want to do with them. The same goes for text, videos, graphics and what have you.

Where can I find you on social media?
My social media accounts are no longer updated. To get in touch, please use e-mail.

You didn't answer my tweet/Facebook message/laser telegram! How do I contact you?
This blog is no longer active, and as such it's difficult for me to respond to messages on social media. If you have a question or comment that really needs my immediate attention, the best way to get in touch is e-mail: helloprettybird@helloprettybird.com