About

Aisling D'Art
Hello and welcome to my slightly quirky review site.

I’m Aisling, and I’m an artist and author… generally, I’m a creative and kind of a geek. (I also aspire to be stylish. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it’s “what was she thinking…?” lol )

I’ve been online since the 1990s, and seen the Internet develop and – with that – the online marketplace for shoppers.

That’s why I’ve created this website: To share my honest reviews of products and services you can purchase online.

Generally, I try to focus on the very best about a product or service. However, if something is “meh,” you’ll see that in my reviews, too. (These reviews may be slightly different from the ones I post at the sellers’ sites. There, I try to be consistently positive… when I can, anyway.)

Important: I tend to be creative with how I use some products. I may even think of a slightly offbeat way of using it – not its main, recommended purpose – and my alternative purpose may be the “ah-HA!” insight you needed.

For example, when I reviewed the portable sewing machine, I wasn’t thrilled with how lightweight it was for significant home sewing. It’s plastic. It clatters. It feels… kind of weird.

However, I could recommend it for toting to mixed media crafts workshops where you’ll do “lite” sewing.

Personally, my life is about family, art, writing, and a whole lot of Disney. I grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, I’ve lived all over the U.S., and traveled regularly to fascinating places here and abroad.

I’m happily married (20 years, so far) and have wonderful children, too, so I’m smiling everyday.


To sellers and manufacturers: I do not accept cash compensation for my reviews. If you’re hoping to highlight your product/s at online retailers, talk with Amazon about their Vine program, or Walmart about their Spark community. (There may be other programs, but those are two I’ve heard about. Many of my products come from Vine but I’m not in Spark and don’t plan to be.)

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General Disclaimer:

Aisling D’Art (the pen name of Eibhlin MacIntosh) has not received any compensation from any of the companies for her reviews. Some (not all) products were provided free of charge in return for an honest, unbiased review.

Aisling has no material connection to the brands, products, or services that are mentioned in this post. Aisling is an affiliate of some (not all) companies, and may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through one of her links. That does not affect your purchase price, and affiliate connections are indicated – usually near the top of the related page – with a “sponsored” notation.

Product reviews:

For product reviews, Aisling has purchased the above product for review purposes or may have received one or more of the products or services mentioned above – free of charge – by the company.

This has no affect on my reviews. Here and at sites such as Amazon, I try to be as honest as possible.

Sponsored reviews and references:

I do not accept payment, except in-kind (as free products or services), for my reviews and recommendations.

Should that change, I will always make that cash sponsorship clear with statements such as “[company] has kindly sponsored this post” and I will always insist on being honest (or even blunt) about the pros & cons of the product or service.

My integrity is not for sale.

Advertising:

Some my links are affiliate links and sponsored by (clearly indicated) advertisers. If you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. This never affects your purchase price, and I will always endeavor to link to the lowest price source for an item I recommend.

These statements are to fulfill the requirements of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Google AdSense Ads, etc.

Some advertising on this website may be out of my control, and selected by the advertiser (or their agency) based on your browsing history and/or the content on my site.

Do not interpret those ads as my endorsements for the products or services they reference.

If you find an offensive ad on my site, please let me know so I can contact the advertiser about it. I always try to keep my sites family-friendly and apolitical.