Since 1998 we have voluntarily disclosed information about how advicesisters.com works with companies. We have always offered unbiased and experienced opinions of products. It’s the only way, to be honest, and authentic. Anything else is considered advertising and marked as sponsored as required by law.
A Sample is Not a Gift nor Compensation:
Samples are not “for free” or “gifts.” A gift is something that is given without expectation of any kind of return (other than a thank you”). A sample is not compensation for what we post. Our time, effort, skills, bandwidth, and influence are not compensation for what we post on Advicesisters.com. Occasionally we will accept a product as “barter” but not often. We use samples as tools required to write reviews. Due to our resources, we make it clear that we do not accept any samples that need to be returned. We also do not pay for samples.
Lots of our content includes suggestions for products or services. We write these because our readers like them! Advicesisters.com has traditionally offered a complimentary link to an official site. The link is unpaid and for information only. This is standard practice on most websites. We do not sell products on our site.
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Our Reviews and Safety:
It has only happened once in all the years advicesisters.com has been online. A reader tried a skincare product that didn’t work well for her. She attacked our website
A reviewer’s skin isn’t your skin or like anyone else’s skin. Although we have reviewed thousands and thousands of products and therefore have experience, we don’t test them in a laboratory for our reviews. The companies we write about do.
However, it’s important to check with your doctor (we don’t say this on every product, but we do mention it often) if you are unsure about a product. This is particularly important if you are pregnant or nursing, or have sensitive skin, allergies, or any serious medical conditions.
We strongly suggest you don’t use new products unless advised by a physician or medical professional that it is safe. A skin patch test is always recommended prior to use.b Also, we suggest you try a sample before purchasing something you’re unsure of. This is especially true with beauty products. We can’t state this enough!
More about advicesisters.com: policy & disclosures:
Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, Publisher, and Beauty & Fashion Director is a real person. Advicesisters.com doesn’t use freelancers. If a post is a guest post it is uncompensated and clearly marked as a guest post.
Alison Blackman is not an avatar or a ghostwriter for a corporation. Alison has been providing high-quality original content online since 1997. She will never lower her standards, especially when it pertains to human respect. She protects your privacy as she hopes others will protect hers.
Advicesisters.com is very careful about who we work with, including advertisers. We expect everyone associated with our publication to respect and cooperate with advicesisters.com’s policies. Not every product or service works for every person. We do not write about products we believe to be harmful!
The net is not anonymous. What you type and send without thinking about it will be there forever. We all know (if sometimes people forget) that there are real people with real feelings on the other side of your computer screen and there is no longer real anonymity online.
Be responsible. Advicesisters.com isn’t going to tolerate any kind of harassment, malicious, inflammatory, or pornographic comments, hate speech, political or self-serving rants, or spam. If you send them or try to make a comment using this kind of material, we will delete it and might report you to your service provider.
Advicesisters.com is a website of long-standing with a sterling reputation but not everyone will agree with what we’ve written. You are free to comment, (just do so responsibly). Think before you write anything malicious or that could be considered libel. If you are unhappy please Contact Us.
Relationship Advice (how advicesisters.com began in 1997).
The Advice Sisters Beauty and Style provide advice about the things that help make life easier, more successful, interesting, beautiful, and fun. However, this is no longer solely a relationship advice site.
Advicesisters.com was started by twins sisters. We offered relationship, dating, and wedding advice to an international audience. However after the death of “Advice Sister “Jessica Blackman Freedman” the site become mainly a review and feature story site.
Alison Blackman co-authors a different relationship advice website: Leather and Lace Advice http://www.leatherandlaceadvice.com with a male partner. Leather and Lace Advice features the signature two views “Double-Take” Q&A that The Advice Sisters are famous for creating. You can ask your relationship questions for free there.
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In some cases, we will grant free use with proper attribution to Advicesisters Beauty and Style (advicesisters.com). In other cases, you can purchase a single-use license for a modest fee.
Re-publication without permission may result in billing for use of the material. You may be able to also purchase a one-time use license (please Contact Us ). Advicesisters.com will take any action necessary, and also make a formal notification of any violation to hosts and advertisers under the Millennium Copyright Act. If you can’t afford to pay, offer barter. Please don’t just steal it!