Disclosure/Blog Policy

Disclosure:

This policy is valid from February 10, 2010

This policy was revised on Sept 29, 2010

This blog is in Compliance with FTC regulations regarding bloggers to the best of the Author’s knowledge and capability.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Cora **** aka Vintageortacky. For questions about this blog, please contact  vintageortacky@yahoo.com.

This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising,  or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services,  and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships.

I have an ad-affiliation with Sigma Makeup, Spirit Halloween, ELF and NARS Cosmetics. When you click on those ad links, It helps support my blog. Do not feel pressured to buy from these companies because of that.

I have been paid to do swatches for the Beauty From the Earth website.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

And a few more things, in plain-language:

Hey everyone, I just wanted to clear the air on a few things and set some ground rules. I’m being 100% upfront abut my policy and how I run this show:)

First off, any comment I feel is haterish/spam I reserve the right to delete. I appreciate your opinion, but this blog is mine. Life is too short to waste on negativity, and I don’t feel the need give haters the attention they want. Constructive criticism is welcome, just don’t be rude about it.

I’m totally open to Ideas/suggestions! Let me know what you’d like to see on Vintageortacky.

The purpose of this Blog is to share my beauty experience, and to teach techniques/ share information of about beauty related products. This is not a platform for advertisements. I do have ads on the side bars my blog as a way to keep the blog running. The Ads have no influence on the CONTENT of my blog. Affiliations I may have with companies will not affect my ability to honestly and frankly discuss their product (see my sigma makeup eyeshadow review)

MY REVIEWS:

Yes, companies send me free items for consideration for review. I appreciate that companies want to send me free items to review, however, when I review an item, where I paid for it or it was gratis I review it as a consumer/customer.  I will not give a positive or misleading review for something just because it was gratis. I do honest reviews. I love being a blogger that people can trust, and I never want to lose that, so I’ll always be straight with you, the viewer/reader. The point of this blog is to help, not harm, my viewers/reader, or me!

If you are a beauty company that would like me to review your products, send me an email @: vintageortacky@yahoo.com.

That said,  I am not in the business of putting a product or company on blast just because I don’t like a product. Everyone’s chemistry is different, and just because something doesn’t work for me or is not my cup of tea, doesn’t mean it won’t work for someone else. Sometimes I will review something that has not worked for me and detail why is has not. I won’t just blast something just do it. If you are a company who has sent me something and not seen a review, Email me. I simply may not have had a chance to try the product yet, or I may dislike it.

I am honest when things are sent for free.  When I do, it is because a company wants to get the word out about their product, and if I like it, I’m happy to pass that along to you, my Readers/Youtube Viewers.

Only the Cream of the Crop /what I feel like putting on my channel, makes it onto my You Tube page. That does not mean that things I feature on my blog are lesser than the things feature on my youtube page. It’s just that I run a one-woman-show, and I simply do not have the woman-power to do a video review for everything I like and try. So the only things I will be featuring on my Youtube channel, will be things I REALLY love/things that fit in with what videos I am making at them time. I plan my videos in advance (for the most part) and I rarely drop everything  for something new whether I buy it or not, though it does happen.

If you are a beauty company who sends me something, it may take me some time to review it. As I said I plan my videos (and blog posts) in advance, so it may be a month or two (sometimes longer, my apologies, I try to stay as current as possible) before I get to doing  a review.   Whether I buy something or not, I want to be able to test drive something before I review it- that just makes good sense.

This Blog is based solely on my opinions, experiences,  and bits of information I have picked up here and there. Some of my opinions are based on fact. The Sky is Blue. That’s a fact. However, when I review a product, that should never be taken as a claim. I have no right to make a claim about a product’s effectiveness; I can only to give my opinion, and share my experience with products -nothing more. Anything you buy after I review it is at your own risk, and I take no responsibility for whether you like something or not.

Thank you for taking this into consideration, and enjoy my blog 🙂

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17 Responses to Disclosure/Blog Policy

  1. andrew phelan says:

    Hi Cora , came across your site from a link from one of your photos on the web ( looking at reference images of chemical romance ) . I am a character artist woring in the uk and at present woring on some female characters that could do with some ace make up in a very similar style to yours , I hope you dont mind if I take some insiration from your tecniques ( being a bloke means make up is not on my top list of skills ) .
    That fact that I will be paint onto the 3d models means I can hopefully apply the colours in a similar way to your tutorails and get a more honest look to this style .
    I am about two weeks away from paint up the first model so I though I would give you a heads up in case you arenot ok with this.
    thanks.

    andy.

  2. Ninja :D. says:

    Heeey! :).

    I’m going to a party in febuar, and I would really like if you could make a tutorial, with brown eyeshadow 🙂
    ‘Cuz that is the only colour I use ..

    Sorry my bad english – i’m from Denmark 😀

    oxox
    Ninja ;).

  3. Michelle says:

    ^_^

  4. Alison says:

    you truley are awesome i loved you’re youtube page and i checked out your blog and i cant beleive how profesional you are! You are so awesome i come to your youtube page for all my makeup needs… and wants! Thanks i have such a hard time with the winged eyeliner but i’ll practice!
    🙂 :] ^_^

  5. Can you please make tutorial for 13 year old girls like me and you to wear make i have a dark caramel skin and its being unbearable to wear make up that is not right for me so please I am a doll in need parts. I am stuck on stupid cheap make up can you do a tutorial on black make up. I am Emo.

    -Doll in need of a head

    • chealsea woodfer says:

      Hi, i am curently learning how to wear make-up (correctly) i have been watching your videos alot!!! They have helped me alot, this wednesday i am going to bareminearls to gte my make up done and have them teach me how to do my makeup and how to choose the right color! Do you have any advice for me?? even if you dont i would love any tips from you have for me or any questions to help me choose makeup please let me kno. thank you!! p.s I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS!! ❤ 🙂

  6. adie says:

    hi,my name is adie and i love make up im only 11 nearly 12 and i use my makeup to death – thats if its nice- anyway makeup is one of my favourite things and also my favourite accssesory! and cn u do a video on non animal hair beacuase im a vegiterian . So thank you very much n well byeeee 🙂

    – adie

  7. Mom says:

    I love you Baby. And I am so proud of you…you don’t even know…there are no words…
    Mom

  8. Sherelle Mays says:

    Youtube name: cookye85

    And recently I’ve been listening to Beyonce. I absolutely love her. My fave song out rite now would be 1+1. I’m thinking of singing that for my fiance on our wedding day…thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Sophie-Rosa :) says:

    Hi! I’m real interested in those flakie nail polishes. But I live in the UK and we don’t have any ‘Sally’ beauty stores. Are there any other brands that are similar and worldwide? Thanks!
    Sophie-Rosa (:

    • Sally Wood says:

      Essie has a good flake polish in their Luxe series called Shine of the Times (found on head2toebeauty.com) and Nails Inc. (found on sephora.com) is selling sets with flake polishes in them. Both are more expensive than the Fingerpaints but they also seem to be much higher in the concentration of “flake.” Hope this helps!

  10. brooke says:

    i love your makeup its so pritty and, you eyes are so pritty and if its not much to ask will you do sort of a snow kind of winter look for a tatoreal please thank you

  11. Estephanie says:

    Hey Cora , First Of All I Just Have To Say That I Am A Fan , I Love Your Tutorials (:
    And I Was Wondering If Maybe You Could Do A Senior Portrait Tutorial , I Need Some Ideas , Please , I Want To Look Good In My Senior Pictures Which Are In Two Weeks I Believe.

    Thanks (:

  12. Kaytness the Greatness says:

    Ahoy Miss Cora, Just wanted to drop you a complimentary line. You are truly inspiring and very talented. I grately appreiciate all of your hard work and creativity you have put into your you tube channel and your website. you have inspired me beyond words over the years. Just wanted to say thank you and send you great blessings in all that is to come
    Love and Lite
    Kaytness the Greatness

  13. Mary says:

    Love that you are honest. Thanks!

  14. Nicole Guthrie says:

    Hey I’m Nicole and I love your videos they are awesome but I was wondering if you knew how to make that poof on the top of your head above the forehead and if you do can you make a vid for it i really want to learn how.

  15. Victoria Vasquez says:

    I love love love all your videos and tutorials, took me back to something I was passionate about years ago. Since I’m a mom of a 4 year old and 2 month old I don’t have much time for my self but just watching your videos gives me the confidence boost to get my self glammed up every now and then. Thank You for just being real.

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