1. A combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight.2. A combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense.
Dudes.. I am pissed. I've actually BEEN pissed for a few months now, but I finally decided to just say FUCK IT and write up a not so pleasing post as to WHY I'm pissed. Let's take this little GEM of a shitty blog for example. Ok, NO, she's isn't "criticizing" me, YET, but she's blatantly making fun of some fellow beauty bloggers for no apparent reason other than pointing out the flaws in their makeup "looks." What's more is that she's taking photos from their blog without their permission to rip apart their makeup.
THAT was the straw that broke my silence.
Which brings me to this...everyone and their MOM has a blog these days. I'm cool with that, really. I am. The more beauty blogs, the better.... IF the quality of the blog is good. If you're creating a blog for fun and to show off your fun makeup orders and stashes, more power to you- write what you want and I'll read it cause I like it! But if you're creating a blog to do, let's say.. serious swatches, reviews, etc of companies and makeup, make sure your swatches are clear, make sure you LINK to the company or product in your review. And don't get so damn defensive when someone points out that your BLOG SUCKS! Ok..that was a little over the top for me. I really do give everyone the benefit of the doubt, it's just my nature. But I will say one thing for sure, if you're a newbie blogger and you're hounding indie companies on Etsy all day and getting free shit to review, I DO have an issue with that. I spent tonz of money in the beginning of my blogging days (I still do) because I didn't want to seem like I was begging for free samples. It's taken a while for me to build a base of companies who trust me enough to send me swag to review. I EARNED IT. It was not handed to me. And these blogs that get so much shit for free and produce a half ass, lame review really jerks me off. NOT in a good way. And PLEASE do your research before making a blog post. Research the company, research the brand, the ingredients, the owner BEFORE you make a post about the company possibly being a re-packager, you hate their packaging, the owner didn't send you FREE shit with your order..think before you POST!
And speaking of re-packagers, what's up with all of these companies stealing photos from other companies or not hand making the shit they claim to have hand made? I'm talking to you ORGLAMIX, Glittersniffer, Bitchslap!, etc. And then just disappear off the face of the earth like nothing ever happened? (ORGLAMIX!) Because beauty blogging is now so damn popular, you'd think these companies would know better than to try and be sneaky little rats and basically steal everyones hard earned money and trust. GOOGLE people. You're not invisible on the internetz. NOW, we (I) can't really trust ANY new company. I've actually digressed and started just dealing and using with the companies I know and love because of all the drama out there these days. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Makeup is FUN, it's suppose to be fun, it's suppose to make people happy and glittery and take away from all the other shit in the real world. But recently when I get online and read all the drama about NYX or Glittersniffer, or whatever, it makes me want to turn off my PC, walk away, and vomit..or eat ice cream. I have 3 kids at home and that's stressful, I blog because I love it and it takes me away from reality for a little while. PLEASE don't take that away from me.
I've been lucky enough to stay under the radar of "hate" on my blog..I guess we'll see if that changes after this post. LOL This is my opinion however, and it's been brewing for some time. I am just too reserved *snicker snicker* to say anything about it. Now, I don't really care. It needs to be said. And you'll rarely see rants from me like this, so savor it and please come back for more! MUAHAHAHAH!
Until tomorrow. HOPEFULLY!