Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?
This is a Beauty Blog

I thought it was some sort of Sci-Fi Geek website for chicks?
Nope. Although I am a chick and a geek and I like Sci-Fi. But most of my readers are your general run of the mill beauty addicts between the ages of 18 and 55.

What is a "Sith" and why is it pink?
The Sith are from The Star Wars Universe.  Darth Vader was a Sith Lord...until that rebel scum, Luke Skywalker, killed him.  According to wookiepedia - The Sith Order was a sect of Force-sensitives who utilized the dark side of the Force. These Dark Jedi had once been members of the Jedi Order. The Sith would always be characterized by their lust for power and their desire to destroy the Jedi Order.  The "Pink" comes from the fact that I'm a girl and girls like pink and unicorns and rainbows.

The name for this website sucks. What the heck were you thinking?
I know. My bad. I assumed people knew what a Sith was. I know I don't have words like "Makeup" "Cosmetics" "Beauty" or "Glitter" in my URL. so Kudos to you for actually finding me!

Where are you located?
I live and work in the Washington, DC area. The Nation's Capital.  Sadly, not enough women wear makeup here.  Not that they need to, but it sure would be awesome to see some blush and mascara on some of these ladies around here.

Where do you find the things you review?
In stores. I purchase the items, bring them home, photograph them, and test them. Sometimes people send them to me for review, but I never guarantee that I will review the item nor do I guarantee that if I do review it, that I won't point out if it sucks.

What's with all the Sponsors and Affiliates lately? You f***ing sell out!
What can I say? I am a whore for money....and taupe eyeshadow. No honestly. Some companies approach me to write sponsored content. That means I get paid to write about something for them. UNLIKE magazines which have TONS of sponsored content and DON'T TELL YOU, I actually do in the post title and in the label. I do turn some companies down because as nice as it is to have money, if the sponsored content isn't germane to my blog I won't do it. But if you really hate it, I'm sorry. You can send me your thoughts and concerns to heyelvira (at) pinksith (dot) com.

Why is the background of your blog always filled with some sort of ad? I hate it!
It can be distracting. I agree. I belong to the GLAM publishing network and THEY decide what the "skin" of my blog will look like. If you really hate it, I'm sorry. You can send me your thoughts and concerns to heyelvira (at) pinksith (dot) com.

What is with all the different names you use?
Darthypie is my son, Mr. Sith is my Husband, Cujo is Mr. Sith's Tabby cat.I don't actually call my husband Mr. Sith in real life..as far as you know.

So is your name Pink?

HEY! I disagree with a review you wrote!
*Using Jedi Mind Trick* No you don't. You're wrong. Move Along.

No. Seriously. I don't like what you wrote!
Well you are free to leave a comment. But be warned. Personal attacks against me or my readers will get your comment deleted. Also note that I might reply back to you and point out where you are incorrect/mislead/not comprehending. It might embarrass you, or it might prompt you to reply again.  I don't like getting into arguments on my blog's comments section so either let it go or let it go.

You said "Let it go" twice. WTF?
You're right! In other words. Let it go. Don't send me an e-mail complaining about how much you disagree with me and how awful I am. Use that time and energy to do something nice for someone, read a book, smell the roses, etc.

How do you come up with some of the things you write?
I use the thesaurus a lot, so I look like I have a capacious vocabulary. Then I draw from my own twisted mind and make up stories, but I always tell the truth about the products I review.

Your grammar and punctuation is terrible.  Did you even graduate from High School?
Actually, yes. Yes I did. I was a B/C student. I even went to college. I even received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology.  It's amazing what one can do with such poor punctuation and grammar skills! 

No Seriously. Why are there typos and such in your blog?
No one is perfect. I'm also a terrible procrastinator and usually wait until the last minute to write something and then I have no time to edit properly. I hope you'll forgive me

Do you have a twitter?
Why yes. Yes I do. I'm incredibly entertaining.  However, I'm entertaining in 155 characters so the Twitter limit of 140 characters makes my tweets not seem as funny as they actually are. Here is a link to my Twitter Account.

Are you on Facebook?
Isn't everyone?

Do you have a link to your Facebook Page?
Oh yes. Why didn't you say so?  HERE it is.

How can I contact you?
You can hang out in front of Neiman Marcus with a sign that says "Free Taupe Eyeshadow" I'm usually there every few weeks. I'll see you.

No seriously. I want to give you money/send you products to review/send you a hate e-mail/ask you a question/praise your awesomeness/etc.
In that case, heyelvira (at) pinksith (dot) com. I'll try to respond, but I am a serious slacker and sometimes I just don't have it in me to respond right away plus I do get a lot of e-mails so don't think I am a jerk if I don't write back.

How often do you update the blog?
Not as often as I would like. Lately my real life has been prohibiting me from posting Monday through Friday.  I am trying to get back to a 5 times a weeks schedule but It's going to take a while. Plus I have a full time job and a lot of things to watch on my DVR before it reaches capacity so I can't maintain a more active schedule.

Did you really subscribe to all those Beauty Sample Services? 
Yes. I really did. I don't at the moment,  But when I did subscribe, I did it to let YOU all know what they are like. Since the samples change from week to week and do vary based on many factors, what I receive may not be what you receive from your subscription. What I might like, you might not.  It's very "Your Results May Vary". My personal opinion is that you should save your money and skip Beauty Sample Subscription Services all together.

Are you an Expert, Doctor, Scientist, all or none of the above?
I am none of the above. I am a simple consumer that is passionate about makeup and all things beauty.  ALWAYS read the ingredients and consult your physician before trying any product reviewed on this blog.

When you ask, at the end of the post, "Do you NEED this?" What do you really mean?
I certainly don't mean that you literally need the item. I use the word "NEED" rather loosely.  "NEED" may equal want. No one "NEEDS" makeup. I don't "NEED" makeup. I WANT makeup. Please do not take my writing "You NEED this" as gospel. You don't really need anything on this blog, but if you want something and are curious as to if it is actually worth purchasing, I'll tell you if you should still want it.

So why don't you just change NEED to WANT?
Because I would have to re-do over 1200 posts and if you aren't bright enough to figure out the difference between need and my "NEED" then you probably shouldn't be on the internet.

You have horrible skin, you're old and you are fat. What makes you think you can write a beauty blog?
You're right on all those parts. But one does not need to be a super model to have an opinion on cosmetics. In fact, Everyone has an opinion on something. Mine is just focused on makeup and beauty products.  Opinions are like A-holes. Everyone has one and sometimes you are one.

What is with all these disclaimers and junk at the beginning of your posts?
Ask the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) I'm just complying. You can read more about it HERE.

Can't you quit your day job and do this full time? You must be rich from this website!
Yeah! I can take the $300 a year I make off this site and retire in Fiji!

Any other questions you want to see on this FAQ
send them to me at:
heyelvira (at) pinksith (dot) com
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