In the wake of the Swatch & Learn/Swatchaholic Sinful Colors Fiasco, It seems I now have a picture theft issue of my own. Normally, I don’t really pursue people using my photos on eBay (happens quite often actually) but the time has come for me to start cracking down on these kinds of shenanigans. I don’t spend hours painting and photographing my nails so that people can come along and charge ridiculous amounts of money for the rarities that I tend to swatch.
Whats worse though is that after a tipoff from a kind reader, I asked this person to remove my photo politely. They responded with the following, after a lengthy paragraph badmouthing the “crazy” person who told me this was my photo.
Here’s my swatch, taken in 2010.
Now, if I was gonna steal a swatch I’d look for one less crappy, but that’s just me. Here’s the auction in question.
I don’t think there’s any way you can claim that’s NOT my hand. Unless she’s my Joey Tribbiani hand twin with identical lighting, angle, glitter dispersion, nail length and camera skills.
But what I think burnt my biscuits the most out of this (apart from being lied to) was the fact that they are a) charging $44 for this polish and they b) state in the listing “I HAVE BOTH ESSIE STARRY STARRY NIGHT AND THIS POLISH AND IT IS ALMOST IDENTICAL IMHO”. Umm. No again?
Looks like they need glasses too as well as ethics.
Also, can anyone else see the irony in the fact that the picture that they are claiming is theirs is Midnight Imposter?
Oh hey, what do you guys think of my new watermark? :awe: