Hi, I’m Colleen. Nice to meet you. This blog and YouTube channel are about cruelty-free beauty, product reviews, decluttering, and having fun!

There’s a world of beauty blogs and YouTube channels out there, but sometimes it feels like everyone’s talking about the same few products and that your value as an audience member is tied to how much money you’re willing to spend.

I started Broke for Beauty in 2013 because I was a college student trying to figure out which products could work for me without making my wallet break a sweat. I wanted to talk about products in many price ranges and shine the spotlight on some products that get overlooked in the buzz about another brand (that maybe spent a little more on marketing).

I added a YouTube channel to the mix in 2014, because some things are easier to show than to photograph. Since then, I’ve been posting content ranging from product reviews to painting my dog’s nails. I’ve found that I’m much happier living outside the hype and focusing on helping you love your stash without having to shop every weekend.

I always write honest reviews, even for products that were sent to me for free. Take a look through my posts to see what’s worth your money or not, without spending a thing. Join the conversation in the comments to get to know your fellow beauty-lovers. And let me know what I should try out next!


Email:  colleen@boldlybound.com

Mailing address: 235 Westlake Center #145, Daly City, CA 94015


This policy is valid from 4 February 2018

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Colleen (brokeforbeauty@gmail.com). This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third-party ad network. We will accept requests for purchasing ad space on a case-by-case basis. Advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements, and any affiliate links will be identified as such. The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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0 Replies to “About”

  1. Hey, I’m glad I found your blog!
    My name is Courtney and I’ve just started FlatBrokeCoed at flatbrokecoed.com here on WordPress.
    The idea is that I want to help college students with money concerns. I plan to touch on drugstore goodies as well as higher end brands that are worth the splurge (l’m in LOVE with Clinique) sort of in the spirit that you have here.
    I look forward to more posts from you. Hope to hear from you!

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