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Journal Entry: Wed Oct 10, 2012, 5:51 AM


Good morning all my fabulous ghouls!

UPDATE!
China Glaze has formally apologized, and have personally apologized to me - for which I am extremely grateful. They're now going after the so called "artist" who ripped me off, and have offered me compensation, and a job! So rock on China Glaze! And thanks to all of you guys for your support, and the flaming messages sent to the company. I really think that all of the outrage opened their eyes as to what happened, and that caused them to reach out to me. Way to go creeps! I <3 you!


Here is the earlier post:

I have some unfortunate news this morning - I was alerted that the beauty supply company China Glaze has mutilated a few pieces of mine - and some from other artists as well - to advertise their Halloween nail polish collection "Wicked."

This is upsetting, not just because it's a horrendously bad Photoshop job, but because they didn't ask for my permission, or offer any compensation at all. It's disgusting, and I'm pretty hot about it, to say the least.

My illustration can be found here: fav.me/d4ekooa

I've taken the necessary legal steps to resolve it, but I really doubt they'll comply with all my demands. So please, if you see it, don't buy it. I bet that crap just chips off after a day anyway. Ugh.




Thanks to Hachi-kou hachi-kou.deviantart.com/ for the alert, and thanks for your support guys!


Keep creeping,

~A

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:iconalwaysxsecondxbest:
I am so happy that everything worked out the way it should! I was genuinely worried when I heard about this on tumblr.
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:iconrede-haube:
Good luck with getting everything fixed!!
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:iconkitez:
Looks like some good came out of a really crappy situation. Must give China Glaze major props for fixing the problem and formally apologizing with a note on their website.
I hope the person who was hired to make the piece and ripped you off will get in a load of trouble.
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SereanaDaisyBuns Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Did you take the job offer?
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:iconpersephones-child:
Woohoo! I'm so happy for you, Abigail!
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:iconmonkeysundles:
MonkeysUndles Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
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I'm so glad you caught the bastards
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PennyHorrible Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm so happy they resolved this! I noticed on their site that they have a little note on the bottom of the page about this incident. I wouldn't be surprised if they are not being entirely honest about where they got your art. They may just be following the CYA policy, if you know what I mean. Do they have any proof that they hired an artist? Do you even know the artist's name? You may be able to go after that artist legally. I'd sue the shit out of him/her! At any rate, glad China Glaze has made this right with you.
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:iconvomitbear:
I'm happy to see you "win" in this situation
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isthisrubble Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
will you take the job?
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KingMutt Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
do you have a lifetime supply of nailpolish now? (:
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