I have tried to stay pretty quiet on this whole issue that some wonderful people have been dealing with in Facebook polish groups. I chose not to participate in the "No H8" day also because of this same reason. To talk about it in my space just seemed like fueling the fire, or bringing said person/s more attention than I felt they deserved.
I will NOT be bullied, not now, not ever. It makes me sad that someone wants to try and go trashing people and spreading lies to save their own face. It bothers me that I'm even having to make this post.
I was sent polishes from a shop, which has since closed, the owner of that shop was also the owner of a Facebook group that I participated in. She wanted someone to take photos of her polishes for her shop after she had seen my review of her polishes, which was one of my first posts on this blog.
That group has since imploded and re-spawned under another namesake because of high-school aged theatrics, bad time management, and questions about peoples' funds in a group buy. I will not watch grown women behaving like teenage girls. I left the group without a word, since sometimes I'm kind of hot-headed and speak before I think. There have since been numerous other "incidents", but I will not get into that here.
What bothers me about the whole thing, is this person has gone throughout Facebook groups calling me a "bad blogger" and a "thief" for not reviewing her polishes after I chose to leave. I and I alone, choose the content placed on this blog, and if I feel something is something I choose to rave about and review, I do. I will not endorse things that I don't believe in, and it's stated as such in my disclosure statement, located at the top of my blog. It has been in place since my blog first started.
I will also not help to defraud people by helping to advertise shoddy product. When you message a maker and let them know problems with their product/s, it's nice to receive some kind of reassurance that the problem has been noted and possibly fixed. None was received other than a one word response when my question about the overwhelming sheerness of "full coverage" polishes. I did swatch them for her store like she'd asked, and I have screen shots of those messages being sent.
This is a "full coverage blue holo polish" called Deep Blue Something that I received. This is 4, yes FOUR coats. I still have VNL obviously, and would have expected as much from a polish labeled as a "jelly", which this was not.
When I messaged the maker, I was told "layer" in response to my question if this was meant to be a jelly instead of a full coverage. So I did, 2 coats over SH Pacific Blue. It was pretty when layered, but I have an issue with saying something is one thing and it's obviously something altogether different. Definitely wasn't as holo as people were led to believe.
This is the usage of said polish after my first swatch, before layering. At this rate of usage if you're not layering, you'd maybe get 6 full manis out of the bottle.
This was a glitter mix called Kittylicious I was sent. You can see the big pink hearts, look almost thick...I had put 2 coats of top coat on and the heart glitters still stick up considerably off the nail.
This was another "full coverage polish" called Indian Summer at 5 coats, that even with fast drying top coat took AGES to dry. Again "layer" was the only advice given to my questioning.
For the next issue, the maker stated she used TKB Stainless steel balls in her polishes. Below is a photo of some of the mixing balls I removed from polishes that I had purchased. The third and four mixing balls were removed from an Essie polish I had sitting next to my little frankening pot. They have obvious pits, and some are discoloring and blackening in spots. They are very light, and after being rinsed in acetone, then water, you could roll them around in your hand and it would leave almost a "sweaty handful of pennies" smell on your skin. Could be BB's, could not be, who knows I didn't do a scientific test on them. But it sure is curious eh?
I do not appreciate being labeled a thief, because I chose not to honestly review these after I'd done the swatching I'd promised to do, in order to not be looked at as a "hater", since I left her group and blocked her because of her views on how inappropriate behavior was appropriate, and my opinions on these polishes obviously weren't favorable. I know how nasty people can be, as evidenced by attacks of other people in groups and Facebook messaging, and postings made on other friend's blogs.
What I chose to do was save myself, my blog, as well as my Facebook page for this blog from being bombarded with the things some of the people I am closely associated with have had to deal with. I won't be silent anymore. Everything I have said here is the truth, and in no way defaming.
I consider this a pretty civilized post. So ANY and ALL hateful, rude, or insulting comments made to this post will be removed. I don't like to be censored either, but this is MY space, and I don't go around leaving hateful nasty comments so I'd expect the same courtesy.