Hi everyone, so this is going to be a very different blog entry – one can call it a rant and you’d be justified in doing so. Most nail polish gyals know of MissJenFabulous on Youtube due to her popularity of her nail art tutorials but that’s just it, they are NOT her nail art creations!! So this is where my rant begins but before I get into that I have to share with you the backdrop to this story….
About 5 years ago I discovered nail bloggers & it was an addiction of mine, I would check my email every day to see any and all of the nail polish / manicures / nail art designs they blogged about. I could sit and list all of them but it would take ages to do so because there are MANY of them, some of the more widely known ones are Scrangie, Vampy Varnish, All Lacquerd Up (she’s back yay!), The PolishAholic, Beauty Junkies Unite etc…and the list goes on! The point is, blogging was new to me and I was fascinated and thoroughly enjoyed the creativity and appreciated the work ethic that it involves in posting swatches, reviews etc. As the years went by some bloggers got really popular and others continued to have their loyal fans PRE-Twitter & PRE-Facebook book Fan pages!!
There are some AMAZING beauty & nail polish bloggers out that have the most creative nail art & designs that I can’t help but applaud & awe at their genius and creativity. And if you “Google” nail designs such as “Turquoise Stone Inspired Nails” you can get Blog posts such as these:
Posted May 4th, 2013 – http://sprinklesinsprings.com/2012/05/turquoise-stone-inspired-nails.html
Posted May 6th, 2013 – http://www.themanicafe.com/2013/05/turquoise-gemstone-nails-featuring-kiko.html
Posted June 5th, 2013 – http://www.spektorsnails.com/2013/06/deadly-sins-challenge-day-13-pride.html
(I love that these Bloggers inserted CREDIT and/or REFERRAL links back to their inspired manicure)
Why do I bring this specific nail art design up you might ask?? Well on June 8th, 2013, MissJenFabulous posted a video of that specific nail design WITHOUT crediting a single BLOGGER!! One can argue that we all learn from one another and that at the core of everything – creativity is a shared system. Well to that I shall ask you, why is there such a thing called “Royalities” for songs, lyrics, TV Shows, Movies etc. You see, if you are to USE someone’s creative work, you CREDIT THEM!!
To further illustrate this point you can view her “Turquoise Nail Art Tutorial” and pay attention to the date – it’s Posted on June 8th, 2013
The only reason why I felt the need to write this blog is because she is a REPEAT offender – lets try that again, she has been stealing nail art designs on Google Images by typing in a search for lets say, “Halloween Nail Art Designs”, finding a TON of images and then create nail tutorials on EVERY single one of the images that interests her without a single mention of credit to the Bloggers whose pictures, ideas and method she has “borrowed, stolen, used” pick an adjective. If you pay attention to the dates and the post date of her videos they always come months or a year after the nail art design was blogged about.
This blog entry is not to be mean or rude – it is to simply state a point – She DOES NOT CREDIT BLOGGERS for THEIR nail designs and being a Blogger, Youtuber, Nail polish fan this isn’t right at all. On many occasions I have commented on her videos in a VERY respectful manner and to ask WHY DOESN’T SHE CREDIT BLOGGERS, her response?? Well there is NONE and on top of it she DELETES the comment(s) EVERYTIME & she BLOCKS you on Youtube!! Even if you are super polite she still deletes your comment(s) & blocks you!! She is trying SUPER hard to COVER up the TRUTH! Which is beyond shameless & lacks class if you ask me!
Lets play Devil`s Advocate, it`s her channel she can do as she pleases right? That is very true, but if you are NOT in the wrong, wouldn’t one answer such a simple question?? – It’s easy she can respond by saying – “They are my personal designs” but sadly a majority of them are not. And to ensure others DO NOT see these comments (and I have seen MANY others post the exact same thing on her blog & Youtube page) – she ALWAYS deletes your comments. And to prove my point – I encourage you to leave a comment, out of shear curiousity regarding CREDITING BLOGGERS on any or all of her nail tutorials, I am 100% certain your comment will be deleted because she doesn’t want “everyone” to know what she has and will continue to do.
The point I am trying to make is being a Blogger, whether it be about beauty, fashion, nail polish, travel, vlogging etc we do it for fun, we love sharing, it’s a creative outlet and it’s for free!! At the very least, a blogger should receive credit where credit is due.
Again, this is NOT to bash her on a personal level but simply to point out something I have been noticing for a very long time and I don’t know if there are other nail polish enthusiasts who have noticed the exact same thing.
I encourage you to RE-POST, RETWEET, SHARE on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM or any other social media you are a part of THIS BLOG ENTRY and bring it to LIGHT. Just because a blogger doesn’t have 100,000 followers DOES NOT give someone the right to STEAL their creativity!!!!
UPDATE!! – A fellow blog reader/follower posted this site in the comments section of this blog entry to further illustrate my point, along with major shocking additional information for your own interest, which you can view by clicking HERE!