Alida Nugent

Alida Nugent
Title: Freelance Commerce Writer
Education: Emerson College
Location: New York, NY

Alida is a commerce writer for BHG with years of expertise in kitchen, pets, beauty, bedding, and home -- and has been working in the commerce media space for well over six years and the media space for over a decade. She specializes in testing products, editing, writing, and strategizing about the rapidly changing online shopping landscape.


  • Alida has worked at Bustle, Romper, The Zoe Report, Mic, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, and Wide Open Media doing overseeing and creating commerce content.
  • She has also written two books.


On a professional level, I know more about bedding and mattresses than I ever thought I could, having done extensive testing on pillows, sheets, and more at HGTV. On a personal level, I'm a hot sleeper, a stomach sleeper, and a light sleeper, so I've found the best of the best in pretty much every category as one of the most sensitive snoozers around.

Also, as a pet parent to one very old rescue dog and one very young rambunctious rescue dog, I'm obsessed with finding the highest quality products at the most affordable prices -- especially training treats, which my toothless dog can eat as I bribe/train my younger dog not to chew on everything.

I also love to cook and generally distrust kitchen products that only have one use -- so if I recommend them, they have to be really, really good.

Favorite Purchases:

My favorite purchases of all time have been micellar water as makeup remover, Scrub Daddy sponges, an iPad keyboard, and a fish spatula to flip eggs: they all work amazingly well and make life just a little bit easier.


Bachelor of Arts in Writing Literature and Publishing from Emerson College

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