About Phyrra
Hi, I’m Courtney. I write Phyrra, a cruelty free beauty, alternative fashion, and lifestyle blog. I’m a gamer, technophile, and animal lover.

Have a Question or Collaboration for me?
I love hearing from you! To discuss a collaboration, tutorial request, press inquiry, or anything else, please send me an email.

If you are contacting me about a beauty product it must be cruelty free. You can see my cruelty free beauty brand list here.

  1. Are the finished products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?
  2. Are the products tested on animals during the production process by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?
  3. Are any ingredients used in the products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?
  4. Are any ingredients used in the products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company to comply with any laws and regulations?
  5. Are any ingredients used in the products tested on animals, or do they contain ingredients that have been tested on animals, by the company, an ingredient supplier, an affiliate company, or a 3rd party supplier in order to comply with laws such as TSCA, CEPA, ELINCS, EINECS, REACH, NICNAS, SCCP, etc?
  6. Are the products sold in any markets where animal testing is required by local law and regulations (China, etc)?
  7. Are the products vegetarian? (no animals killed for the products – i.e. some forms of collagen, squalane, etc.)
  8. Are the products vegan? (i.e. product ingredients that come from animals like lanolin, honey, milk, etc. – being vegan is NOT necessary for my blog, but a bonus for my vegan readers)
  9. Is your company certified by PETA or Leaping Bunny? (NOT necessary, but definitely a nice thing! Find out how easy it is to get Leaping Bunny certified!)

See my Style Coalition Profile. You can see my Fohrcard, which is linked directly to Google Analytics and shows my pageviews for the last 30 days.

About Phyrra (since January 2016)

  • I started blogging in May 2008. I have published over 6,300 posts. I have had over 96,000 comments. I’ve created over 545 videos.
  • Google Plus – Over 300,000 followers
  • Twitter – Over 12,200 followers
  • Pinterest – Over 44,000 followers
  • Instagram – Over 18,900 followers
  • Facebook – Over 134,000 followers
  • YouTube – Over 12,100 Subscribers

The Site’s Connections
Phyrra is very lucky to belong to several of the web’s best networks!

  • Style Coalition: Founded in 2008, this network connects the top lifestyle influencers and advising Fortune 500 companies.
  • Fohr Card: Fohr Card helps to connect brands to the right bloggers.
  • iFabbo: A new network for beauty bloggers, iFabbo has strict selection criteria.
  • POPSugar Beauty, Fashion and Video
  • Pretty in my Pocket: PRIMP delivers a mobile and social platform that enhances the beauty shopping experience both online and offline. Members follow Power Primpers for product suggestions and reviews.
  • Tapinfluence: putting influencers and brands together.
  • Makeup Wars: Every other week the members coordinate similar posts to help drive traffic as they “battle” with their favorite beauty products and looks.
  • Beauty Top Tens: Every other week the members coordinate similar posts to help drive traffic as they share their top ten beauty products on a specific topic.
  • Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida: Courtney is one of the founding members for this Central Florida based group. Members meet up to talk about blogging and how to improve their skills.
  • Beauty Blog Coalition: A network for seasoned beauty bloggers with strict criteria to join. Bloggers contribute to help each other improve their blogging knowledge.
  • Beauty Spotlight Team: Every weekend this group of international beauty bloggers shares links to their favorite post of the week or features a special post from one of the members.
  • The Lipstick League: Every weekend this group of beauty bloggers shares links to their favorite beauty post of the week.

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