Gift and Review Disclosure
Already Pretty exists to show that body knowledge gained through explorations of personal style can foster self-love and self-respect. As such, I talk a lot about products I buy for my own use and recommend potential products for my readers to try. I do NOT accept sponsorships for my posts – I will never accept cash payment to write a review of a product – and all of my product reviews and contests can be found on this section of the site.
However, I do accept review samples and free products to review if I feel the product would interest my readership. Should those products appear in any post anywhere on the site, they will be identified as review items and/or listed as “courtesy of” the company of origin. This is in compliance with FTC regulations.
Further disclosure may appear as a CMP.ly link in relevant posts.
In the interest of full disclosure, I have created affiliate advertising relationships with a number of companies. I will receive commission from affiliate partners when readers click, buy, or shop their offers.
Linked items labeled as “similar” are as close as possible to what I’m actually wearing. If whatever I have on is still available for sale, I will always link directly to it, even if I can’t create an affiliate link that will earn me income.
Most of what I wear is either from seasons past and no longer for sale, or thrifted and therefore one-of-a-kind, so it would be impossible for me to link solely to items that I’ve vetted and tried myself. However I link to vendors that I either know from past experience, or whose merchandise meets my personal standards of purchase. Although some links send you to eBay or Amazon search results where you have to make the call yourself, I would never link to vendors that I wouldn’t buy from myself. The idea is not merely to generate income for me, but also to create access to items like the ones that I own, and save readers the work of having to track these items down.
Effective November 3, 2010, I will include a disclosure statement on every post/article where the direct action spoken of in the article will generate compensation (i.e. – if you click through a link, then I receive a commission).
Effective January 1, 2013, disclosure statements will also be included in any Already Pretty contributor posts that will generate compensation for those contributors. Commissions generated by contributor posts go directly to the authors of those posts, NOT to me (Sally McGraw). Several contributors have opted to skip affiliate links in favor of alternate means of compensation. Those posts will not include disclosure statements.
Effective January 23, 2013, posts previous to November 2, 2010 may be affiliatized through a relationship with VigLink. I am unable to label individual archive posts with a disclosure statement, but all posts from November 2, 2010 onward that include affiliate links will contain a disclosure statement at the bottom of the post.
Already Pretty also contains paid advertising through a relationship with the BlogHer ad network. I am paid for each impression of their advertising that appears on Already Pretty and receive additional compensation when readers click on an ad.
Commitment to Mission
My goal is to help women learn to love themselves fully and holistically. I am taking steps to remain an independent worker so that I can continue to have the necessary flexibility and financial stability to achieve this goal.
But I will absolutely never recommend a product or promote anything that is inconsistent with the mission of Already Pretty, even if I could make money doing it. I am contacted regularly and asked to promote all kinds of products and services that I decline because they do not serve you, the readers, or Already Pretty’s purpose.
If you find my efforts valuable, please interact with the site by clicking, registering and buying affiliate offers here, as this is one of the ways in which I am compensated for my time.