This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Annie (hello [at] xoannie [dot] com).
This for-profit blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, and other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. Most advertising is in the form of ads generated by a third party ad network. Those ads will be identified as paid advertisements.
I, the owner of this blog, am usually compensated to provide my unbiased opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. If I claim or appear to be expert on a certain topic/product/service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my 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.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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(incl. FTC DISCLAIMER)
Unless otherwise stated, ALL products/purchases/destinations I visit are mine/my idea– paid for by me, with my own money. From time to time I will be reviewing products given to me by a PR rep or a company, and at that time I will clearly state that at the end of my post. Free products do not equal good reviews. I review my products honestly and fairly; I am unbiased.
Please understand that sometimes I come across a product/place that actually “knocks my socks off.” I will love it and I can’t help that. This will clearly show when I review said product/place. It is very easy to review something that is spectacular. SOMEtimes I really do love a product, but I will be having a “writers’ block” kinda day. Or it is a product that is very detailed; it contains specific things, or does spectacular things. Sometimes I may not be that great at putting that into my own words, so I will use product info off a company’s website, which I will also clearly state.
I am more than willing to review anything given to me as long as it belongs to one/some of the following areas: Beauty, personal care, fashion, green, natural, organic, free of junk, upcycled, for Latinas, for women in general, and for college students/young professionals. Please don’t hesitate in contacting me if you have questions re: your specific request in case it doesn’t fit in those areas.
I must note I do this as a side thing. I promise anything that is sent to me will be reviewed in a timely manner. Some things, like skincare products, I like to take a little longer with to experience them thoroughly and ensure I can review them properly. I review products in the order that they are received. At the latest, I will have reviews up within one (1) month after I receive them.
An affiliate link is one that directs users to a product or service listed elsewhere on the web. They’re referred to as “Affiliate” because I entered a partnership with that company, which entails that I get a unique link to share with you.
How do I benefit from that?
When you purchase the product or service I direct you to using my unique affiliate link I earn a commission from that company–a small “bonus” for referring you to that company.
And the best part is that you don’t pay an extra penny for this referral–only the company does. You pay the same price as any other consumer, and I get a small payment as a “Thanks” from them from having taken you to that specific page.
Read more: XO Annie’s Affiliate Marketing Disclaimer.
(Beware: this is a long section!)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Giveaways are open to U.S. residents who are 18 years and older. Residents younger than 18 should ask a parent or guardian to enter on their behalf. Once they’ve asked for a parent’s/guardian’s authorization, they should contact me to let me know in writing.
The prize/approximate retail value is listed on each individual giveaway. Odds of winning the prize is dependent upon the total number of eligible entries recieved. Prizes are limited to one (1) per household.All giveaway winners are selected randomly using the Random.org random-number generator.
Giveaway winners will be notified using the email address given when leaving the giveaway entry and they will have 24hours to respond with the prize delivery information needed or a new winner will be chosen.Winners will be announced in a follow-up giveaway post and notified via email and giveaway newsletter (more info below).
I am not responsible for prizes lost in the mail and I retain the right to disqualify any entry as I see fit. Unless otherwise stated, duplicate entries are NOT allowed. I also do not permit members of my household to enter giveaways.
All my giveaway entry forms ask that participants enter their email address for two reasons I make clear on said forms: 1) So I can contact them directly if they win; and 2) so I can send them my Giveaway Updates Newsletter (see an example here). This counts as their opt-in. The purpose of these newsletters is two-fold: To inform participants of future giveaways I’ll host on my blog AND let them know who won the most recent giveaway. As such, I’ll only be sending out up to two (2) newsletters per month only on those months I host them. Participants can easily opt out at any time.
Subject to all federal, state and local laws/regulations. Neither XO Annie, the Sponsor, nor any affiliates will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize or participation in these promotions. Acceptance of a prize shall be construed as and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that XO Annie or the Sponsor may use the winner’s name, voice, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration, review, approval or payment, where allowed by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of XO Annie and the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.
Neither XO Annie nor the Sponsor is responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by XO Annie or the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof.
If, for any reason, the promotions are not capable of running as planned, XO Annie or the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway and select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible entries received from all methods combined up to the point of the action taken by XO Annie or the Sponsor.
Lastly, please be sure to read and follow individual giveaway instructions! This ensures a fun and rewarding experience for all.
… Whew! Moving on…. :)
I value your personal privacy! Any information collected at XO Annie will NOT be shared with any third party (unless you win a sponsored giveaway), and never used to send you unsolicited emails, spam, or advertising of ANY kind.When entering giveaways that require you to leave a comment, I do not recommend leaving your email in the body of the comment. This leaves you prone to spammers. Instead, simply leave your email in the box labeled “Email address” in the entry form. This is required and protects your email address from public view.
I do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18.
Email Policy: Unless you request otherwise, I reserve the right to post the contents of any email or comment I receive related to this blog or my life in general. Because I will not disclose your identity, I’ll most likely use pseudonyms if necessary.
Comments Policy: I welcome and encourage everybody to let me know what they think. It’s OK to disagree with me–just be nice about it and link to your references if needed. I reserve the right to delete comments which are uncharitable. If you want to be credible, show proof and provide links.
Read more: XO Annie’s Terms & Conditions
As always, please have fun and enjoy and use kind words on my site and thanks sooo much for visiting! :D