I’ve purchased most of my toys myself, but I always mention when I’ve been sent a toy in exchange for a review. I don’t get paid to write reviews, and being sent a toy, while nice, won’t influence my opinion on it or the retailer/manufacturer/etc who sent me it! All opinions are my own and based on personal experience – what works for me may not work for you, but I aim to be somewhat helpful (and maybe mildly entertaining) at least.
I’m also an affiliate to a few lovely companies, and the banners on the side of my page and some of the links in my posts are affiliate links. This means that if you click through one of those links and end up making a purchase, I get a teeny percentage of that. This is at no extra cost to you, it just helps me keep the site running. I’m only affiliated with companies I trust – again, I won’t ever recommend, affiliate with, or advertise a manufacturer or retailer that’s sketchy. Promise!