08/13/2012 Update Pinky Paradise has finally paid me for a portion of the sales I generated through my blog, but they are threatening to take legal actions over my blog post!
A month or two ago Pinky Paradise emailed me and asked me to join their new affiliate program. They even gave me a unique coupon code to share. Since I have used their products before, I agreed and even posted a post about Pinky Paradise and shared the coupon for my readers. I thought it was a little strange that they never asked for payment method. (How do they expect to pay their affiliates if they don't ask?) I volunteered my choice of payment and Paypal email.
Pinky Paradise was probably hoping affiliates would give them free advertising and promotions. When it came time to pay, they didn't want to part with their money. I think they were hoping that most people would not make their minimum payout threshold, so they would never have to pay anyone anything. I am upset that I already sent them so many referrals from my website. They are located somewhere in Asia, so it is not like I can bring them to court.
If you are advertising Pinky Paradise, I recommend you do your research or consider finding a better program to join. If they have to pay you, they might reluctantly do so.
If I didn't ask for payment yesterday, I would most likely still have an active affiliate account today. They only terminated my account after I asked for payment (one week after they were supposed to pay). Coincidence? I think not.
P.S. An alternative option for circle lens is HoneyColor.com.