Collab With Boutique Of Molly- What I Really Think! *EDIT*

Hello there!
I originally wrote this post happy and cheery and with nothing but praise for a company who’s items are, let’s be honest, pretty average. I do like the top I purchased, but the quality isn’t fab and it’s pretty short to say it isn’t supposed to be cropped, and I mean I am only 5″2. I agreed to work with this company on the basis that I would get 30% off of my first purchase, a discount which would increase each time I worked with them, and full coverage on their social media sites plus a place on the ‘blogs’ section of their website. To be honest, this isn’t a great deal but they originally contacted me in June (at which point I’d been blogging for less than a month) and I got excited about the opportunity, I didn’t know that it actually wasn’t that great of an opportunity. In June, I asked them to wait until September as I didn’t have a job over the summer so wouldn’t have much spare cash to spend £25+ (after the discount) on an item. They politely agreed and contacted me again in October, at which point I tried a little to negotiate a better deal. I failed, but I had seen so many other bloggers working for them that I decided to take the plunge. 
I ordered an item from the sale (because I’m still strapped for cash) and paid £14. This means I was effectively paid £4 for this post. To write, edit, review and photograph this post, it probably took me 3-4 hours. So I was ‘paid’ £1 an hour. I just want to say, I don’t run my blog for profit. If profit is available, it’s always a plus, but this isn’t my main focus. But, in this case, I paid £10 (£14 take off the £4 discount) to write a post, and spend 4 hours trying to perfect it, just for coverage on their social media, which I didn’t even bloody get!
I just can’t even explain how angry I am. I am not the best blogger, and my photography is questionable, but I don’t think anyone deserves to be deceived and lied to the way this company have to me!
I’m sorry for the negativity on my social media about this. Once I tweeted about my experience, they sent me 4 messages (after ignoring me for 3 days) saying they were going to feature me and had been out of office (which was a complete lie because they’ve tweeted and retweeted other bloggers and they had read my messages, they even bloody liked my tweet but didn’t retweet it!). Honestly, I just feel let down and embarrassed that they’ve ripped me off. 
I would encourage all bloggers to steer clear of this company. As I was new to the world of blogging when they contacted me, I feel like they played on my niavity and used it to their advantage. And I’m not the only one, you can read other blogger’s experiences with this company here:

Be careful!
Love,
H X 

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4 Comments

  1. abbeylouisarose 18th October 2016 / 4:42 PM

    Good on you for sharing your experiences with a very unscrupulous company! I really hope this helps to raise awareness of their dodgy dealings because no new blogger should fall victim to scams in this way! They should be truly ashamed of themselves for taking advantage of new bloggers! Sending nothing but love and support your way!
    Abbey 😍 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • lifethroughtsg
      Author
      18th October 2016 / 6:44 PM

      Aw thank you! You’re always nothing but lovely to everyone, you’re such a good representative of this community!
      H xx

  2. Emily-May Spake 19th October 2016 / 12:58 AM

    That sounds so rubbish of them! I had them get in touch with me before I had even published a post!
    Well done for speaking up about it!
    Emily-may x

    • lifethroughtsg
      Author
      19th October 2016 / 1:17 AM

      I wouldn’t trust them anymore! That’s so dodgy!
      Thanks lovely, xx

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