NL gifting rules

Rules of Gifting

We love gifts but we play by a few rules

Thanks for considering Nicole’s Lifestyle Lounge™ for hosting a  giveaway, review, or including your product or brand in our gift guide. We accept products for reviews from brands, designers and PR companies, and is happy to help you increase your brand awareness. However, please note that only offer genuine editorial recommendations.

Review, Giveaway & Gifting Expectations

  • All reviews published on Nicole’s Lifestyle Lounge™ are based on personal opinions and or experiences. No suggested language may accompany our review, and such limitations will turn post into a sponsored post, which I only do with creative control and is disclosed as such.

  • We require Giveaways and Review items be a minimum $125 in value ( items valued less than $125 will be on a case by case basis).

  • For gift guide inclusion, I do require a product for consideration, and we have limited spots. Otherwise a sponsored review fee will be assessed.

  • All items received is disclosed on the blog as such.

  • Product’s submitted should be full-size (we cannot adequately review samples or trial sizes).

  • If I like the product, I will happily write about it, however, if I do not like the product then I will not feature/write about it, adhering to the “If you have nothing nice to say…”(you would be notified if this is the case).

  • For non-sponsored reviews: receipt of a product (solicited or unsolicited) does not constitute a contract in which publishing an editorial review is mandatory. Items accepted and considered for review are under the condition that I’m not obliged to write about the item. This keeps us transparent.

  • Reviews will not be pre-approved before publishing.

  • Please note pitches must be in line with blog’s content and audience.

  • It is agreed that a free review constitutes a prominent link from your website/blog to the review/blog. We also ask that you share us with your friends and family on your social channels.

  • Editorial timeline is 2-8 weeks after receipt of product

We may not always have time, but we try our best to send an email notice once a review, editorial or ad is done.

If you impose on the above limitations you will not be accepted for product reviews and would be recommended to instead inquire about the sponsored post/advertising options.

Please contact us if you’d like to increase your brand awareness and reach via Nicole’s Lifestyle Lounge at