Unless otherwise mentioned, all opinions/thoughts, swatches and products are my own. All products have been purchased by me, using my hard-earned money, and I do not get compensated in any way, shape or form to provide/write reviews or swatches or haul posts. All thoughts, opinions, and views expressed here are my own.
All pictures are originals by me unless stated otherwise. If you want to use any of my pictures, please credit back to the blog or ask for my permission. Any products mentioned here should be used at your own risk and discretion. Remember that a product that works for one person, may not be suitable for another person.
I love reading comments, and thank you in advance for leaving comments on any posts. I believe in freedom of speech but will not tolerate any type of negative comments on my blog. Any comments involving hate, racial/gender/age prejudice and similar content will be immediately deleted. Any comments including illegal materials and SPAM links will also be deleted. I will try to reply to every comment left on the blog, but if I don’t get to yours, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email.
PR Disclosure and Affiliate Link Policies
I can confidently state that 99% of products featured on this blog are purchased with my own hard-earned money. I am fortunate to be occasionally sent products to review and may feature these items on the blog. Not all of them are featured on the blog; I post content that are relevant to my readers and I firmly believe in sharing information that are accurate, insightful timely and relevant. All products that are sent for consideration, and featured on this blog will include a disclosure at the bottom of the post, typically denoted with an asterisk (*) and a disclosure to conclude the post. I promise that all my content, reviews and posts are accurate, with my own opinion, and overall experience as benchmarks. I am not obliged to feature/publish review/feedback on said product if it does not represent my blog and its values.
I will occasionally post affiliate/invite links. Such posts will be clearly disclosed as well with a disclaimer at the end of the post. An affiliate link is a sales-type link that generates some commission for me when you click on it and purchase something. While you are not obliged to click on these links, I greatly appreciate any support that can be directed to running and maintaining this blog.
Upon receipt of a product sample, please allow 3-5 weeks for the product to be featured on the blog. I would like to have sufficient time to try the product, research ingredients, get to know the product, and formulate my thoughts to provide my readers the most accurate and relevant information about your product. Additionally, as I live away from home and have an unpredictable work schedule, I can only access the products once I am home and it may take some time to actually get my hands on the products to try out. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any inquiry specific to the product that you have sent.
Any review/feedback posts that are on this site represent my personal view and experience with the product. I will provide the basic information about the product including price, and availability. My review represent my overall “relationship” with the product, from how I got introduced to the product/brand, the scent/wear, shade selection/variety, aesthetics/texture of the product, suitability for my needs, how it delivers/performs based on its claims, and my overall impression. All reviews/posts found on this site are written by me.
I will occasionally host giveaways as a way to thank my readers/followers of the blog, and give the opportunity to receive products featured on the giveaway. Specific rules and guideline will be posted for each giveaway and I encourage you to read it thoroughly. The giveaway will typically be hosted via Rafflecopter which uses a randomizer to select the winner for each giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to a congratulatory email and provide their shipping information. If the winner does not reply within this time period or become ineligible for reasons such as being below the legal age in their respective areas, or become disqualified, a new winner will be selected, and s/he will have 48 hours to reply to the notification.
I will periodically hold a blog sale to sell any of my unnecessary makeup products. All products that are sold on my blog sale were initially purchased with my own money. I will never sell products that were sent for editorial considerations or were gifted to me by someone else unless I have their explicit permission. Products that I sell tend to have little/limited wear and use (they were purchased solely to feature on this blog only, and oftentimes are not used personally by me), the wrong/incorrect shade/formula for me, or did not suit my needs or skin tone. I am not making a profit out of each sale – I am only trying to recoup the money that I have spent on said item (which may include shipping cost, and/or taxes). My prices are generally below retail (except for limited edition/harder to find products), and I believe they are fair. While I may be lenient in providing discount/reduced shipping, I will ignore any lowball offers. I will prioritize any buyers who pay within the time frame, and honor time stamps.
All invoices sent will detail the product you are purchasing. If you receive an invoice that does not detail your purchase (including a terms and conditions notice), please ignore it as it does not come from me (it is a common PayPal scam).
Please do a thorough research about the color/formula prior to purchasing any thing from my sale. As there are differences in computer monitors, and picture quality, the pictures may not accurately represent the shade/color of the product. Please do not hesitate to ask for clearer/better pictures so that you can be more certain with the products you are purchasing. I will do my best to estimate usage on the product, and I will not be offended if you double-check with me about a certain product if it helps you in making the decision.
Please read the specific information provided on the sale page for shipping cost and information. Shipping prices vary by location, and can range from $4.50-$30. I will give you the best estimate provided from the Canada Post website, and if there is a significant difference between what you paid on the invoice, and the actual shipping cost, I will refund you the difference. The shipping cost will include cost of shipping materials such as bubble envelopes, and bubble wrap as well as delivery confirmation where eligible. I may occasionally reuse shipping materials to keep the cost low. All shipment will include delivery confirmation which you can use to track your shipment. This is only available for certain areas, and I will let you know in advance if your package will include the confirmation code.
All buyers will receive an email update once their package has been shipped. I will provide proof of shipment which will include the delivery confirmation number and/or picture of shipping receipt. Please allow sufficient time for the package to arrive which can range from 7-30 working days depending on your location. I appreciate your business and proceeds raised through my blog sale will go towards paying down my student loan or maintaining this blog.
Full Disclosure Policy
This policy is valid from Jan 1, 2012
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Stephanie L (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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This policy was last modified on May 4, 2014
Updated on May 4th, 2014