Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of camera do you use?
Currently I'm using a Nikon D5100 and my iPhone 10.
Who are your fashion icons?
I love love love Kate Middleton's style. Her minimal elegance and timeless look will always be on the top of my list. Others include Victoria Beckham, Chrissy Teigen, Olivia Palermo, to say the least.
Where do you get inspiration for the blog?
From my day to day life and the people in my life. I'm always inspired by the happenings around me.
Why did you start a blog?
I feel like the interest to blog comes from my innate trait to teach. I want to be able to pass on my knowledge, educate and inform my readers with helpful and fun topics. What better way to do this than a blog! It's part of the human condition to want to share things - ideas, experiences, opinions, tutorials, etc. We can all learn from each other - I love to connect with people and help if I can.
What are your favorite stores?
My go to always is Nordstrom. I can always count on Nordstrom for what I'm looking for in any price point I want. Others include Zara, H&M, Target.
What is a sponsored post? What is an affiliated link?
House of Mark is part of affiliate advertising programs. This means that if you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on this site or any related social media platforms, I have the potential to make a commission from that click and/or purchase. How does it work? Well, when you click on these links, you are directed to that shop website, and if you make a purchase after clicking the link on my blog, I make a small commission on the sale paid out by the retailer. It's like when you shop at Nordstrom and someone asks you who helped you, after giving the associate name, they input that name into the system for that associate to make the commission on the sale. Same idea here - by using the links on my blog and making a purchase, the retailer is informed I'm the one who helped you and directed you to their site.
Sponsored content will be labeled as sponsored alongside the name of the collaborator(s) I worked with. Sponsored posts are when a company contacts me and requests to purchase a featured post on the blog or send a complimentary product for photo shoots and review in return. I am very picky about the sponsorships and collaborations I accept, as I want to ensure that they are companies that fall in line with my personal style. Even though I am paid for the guaranteed promotion, sponsored posts should always be genuine, in my opinion. I will never promote anything that I don’t personally love and/or use. All opinions are my own and products are only endorsed if they are truly things my family and I love, would buy ourselves or fit within our style.
What is one beauty product you can’t live without?
This is hard! A few years ago, with my acne prone skin, I would've most definitely said foundation. Since then, my skin has improved with only a few scars left behind, I have to say that I've grown to accept the acne scars as part of who I am. With that said, I would have to go with eyeliner. Without anything on my face, I could probably be comfortable walking out of the house with only an eyeliner. It's the only makeup that I feel would brighten up my tired mama face.