Disclosure Statement

Beauty and the Bump along with its sister site, Makeup by Kim Smith has always held close to our hearts the integrity of the stories and reviews we put out into the Internet. You’ve counted on our honest reviews, and you can trust that will continue. Please find solace that everything you read here or on another site written by Kim Smith is honest and hasn’t been influenced by outside sources even if it is a sponsored post.

We fully disclose that there are times we may include affiliate links or banners on Beauty and the Bump that will earn us a small commission if you choose to make a purchase from said links. We also accept products for review; however, we only post reviews of products that suit our brand and audience and know our family will personally use. Each post will contain a disclosure button linking back to this disclosure page whenever a post is sponsored, contains affiliate links, etc.

Over the years, Beauty and the Bump has grown. We would like to say that we are not your average mommy blog that focuses solely on beauty during motherhood and pregnancy because we know that there’s more to life than that. We’re not saying that’s not good enough, but we wanted to bring you more – more of our experiences as a family, as a couple, and as parents raising a daughter in New York, and making sure she sees the world. We’ve expanded our interests into things like travel, both local, national, and international travel – we enjoy it all. We may share a few dining experiences, recipes here and there, or even reviews of products, places we’ve visited, and overall things we love and love to do, and hope you’ll love, too!

However, please understand that Beauty and the Bump is a for-profit business, which helps to further fund this site, the experiences we share with you whether it’s through travel, trying to conceive, purchasing products to review, conduct giveaways, etc.

Beauty and the Bump works together with tourist boards on press trips and travel vendors (hotels, tour agencies) to increase our own travel industry awareness to then share the experience(s) here with you on this site, and on social media. These parties occasionally help us to offset our costs by bearing part or the whole of the cost of our visit; however, this does not affect our opinions in anyway; what we don’t like doesn’t make it to the site.

As Beauty and the Bump continues to grow, we promise to continue to provide honest reviews and fresh content to you, our readers, in order to get you the information you need to get out and explore the world in the most well-informed way possible.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us by using the contact page. It can be accessed on the menu above.

REVIEWS/GIVEAWAYS: The products reviewed were sent to Beauty and the Bump by a PR company for free.  Unless mentioned otherwise, I was not compensated for any reviews.   All reviews are my honest opinions and are not influenced by the company or any outside influences. Some of these reviews may include affiliate links, which is discussed below.

COMPENSATION: Beauty and the Bump is a personal blog written and edited by Kim Smith, and on occasion, guest writers.  For questions about this blog please contact us.  This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertion, press trips, or other forms of compensation.

ADVERTISING/AFFILIATES:  Companies whose brand, products and values align with Beauty and the Bump and its readers are allowed to rent real estate on the sidebar with an image.  If you are interested in purchasing ad space, please e-mail me.  We do not sell text ads.  We also will not sell direct advertising to companies that conflict with my personal values, such as cigarette ads, unhealthy food ads, or ads espousing dangerous behaviors, such as racism, texting while driving, drug use/abuse, domestic violence, derogatory behavior abortion etc.

CORRECTIONS & REVISIONS: Every effort is made to present accurate, complete information on this blog. Should a correction or revision become necessary, we’ll note it in our next update. We reserve the right to make corrections to any aspects of the blog, notably grammar and spelling; we reserve the right to correct these minor errors at any time.

COPYRIGHT & OWNERSHIP: All content on this website (unless otherwise noted) is the exclusive property of Beauty and the Bump and its owner(s). Said content includes: text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, and software. The content is protected by the United States and international copyright laws and we reserve all rights contained therein. In case of dispute or infringement, I will vigorously defend my right to this material. The material contained herein.

Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on https://www.beautyandthebumpnyc.com we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms & Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with & How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. However, we do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without our permission.


This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.