So I was on Facebook and I see Julep do a post which I almost always ignore cause we don't see eye to eye anymore, but I clicked: you should click too.
Now if they haven't removed this, you'll see it, but if they did well guess what I screen cap'd it just in case:
When I saw that first photo, I thought....wait a minute...that's Chloe's Nails. But hmmm, none of these photos have watermarks and there's no kind of credit given in their blog post, but I KNEW it was Erika. I'd know those nails just about anywhere, she's one of my favorite bloggers. And I started talking about this post in some of the nail groups I'm in on Facebook and everyone agreed, those are Erika's nails, and one girl hunted down the original post: Back To Basics... although there seems to be a VERY BIG difference, Erika watermarks her photos.
OMG JULEP IS REMOVING WATERMARKS AND HIJACKING BLOGGERS PHOTOS!
Then another girl found where the 3rd photo came from: Talon-tastic Thursday: Sophisticated bling
Seriously? They removed another girl's watermark.
Who's betting they did it to the second photo as well?
I am really upset about this, like really upset. This is the epitome of wrong.
I care deeply for all my fellow bloggers and I know how much work goes into running a blog. And for someone to have their photos stolen like that, and not by some random person, but by a company, a company that I would think would want to be respected. But judging from their actions I do not think they wish to be respected. I think they don't care about bloggers, and that they'd like to lose business.
I mean seriously did they think bloggers wouldn't notice that those photos were taken and not being credited? Do they think we're stupid?
If this upsets you too, pass along the word (to friends, to fellow nail polish lovers, to Julep, to anyone who will listen) of these inexcusable actions. Let other polish lovers know to steer clear, and let Julep know what you think of their actions.