In case you were wondering, all my reviews reflect my personal opinions, based on my own real life experiences. While I occasionally receive promotional materials or products to review, I would never agree to accept a product on the condition that I write a positive review. You send it my way, you take your chances!
This gives me the editorial freedom to say what I want to say about a product, whether positive or otherwise. Generally, I'll only take the time to review a product that I truly enjoy using, but if a product completely disappoints me, and makes me feel like my money has been wasted, I'll probably take the time to share that here too.
I hope my thoughts and experiences with a product are helpful. I've relied on countless third party reviews over the years, and this is my way to "give back".