OCC Lip Tar Haul (Via IMATS NY)

IMATS NY OCC Haul - total of 12 lip tars and a polish!

IMATS NY OCC Haul – total of 12 lip tars and a polish!

Since I have already reviewed OCC Lip Tars and there are a ton of reviews floating around the internet I won’t bother with the full detailed review. New to OCC Lip Tars? Check out my review HEREContinue reading

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Product QuickView: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Definition and Blush in Blazing Haute

I swore I wouldn’t buy any makeup in the foreseeable future after my nice haul from IMATS NY this past weekend…I didn’t make it a week! By chance I stumbled in to my local Dillard’s and spied the new MAC Extra Dimension release (made available to MAC  stores and counters today). I ended up leaving with the Skinfinish in Double Definition and the Blush in Blazing Haute. Continue reading

IMATS & The City: Quick Recap of IMATS NY 2013

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This year a friend and I made the plunge to fly to NYC and attend IMATS NY 2013. It was a whirlwind trip that meant we had to cram a lot of stuff into a little time!

IMATS NY was located at Pier 94 (the famed Chelsea Piers) on April 6-7 with a ProCard Holders Only day on the 5th. As IMATS pre-warned, the tickets sold out a few weeks before the event. The event offered a vast amount of exhibitors that sold products and offered information about their services in addition to various keynote speakers and a student competition called “Battle of the Brushes”. Unlike some other MUA trade shows, IMATS is open to the public so no credentials are necessary to attend. Continue reading

Quick News: Fresh From IMATS NY!!!

This was definitely a whirlwind weekend for me! I flew into NY early Friday morning with a friend for a weekend of exploration and IMATS fun! It was my first IMATS visit and boy did I have fun! I met some amazing people and saw some breathtaking Makeup Artistry in action. I came home exhausted with a few goodies that I can’t wait to play with and review! I’ll share a few videos and post a more in-depth review on my experience in the next few days, but for now this girl is TIRED!

For now, here is a little sneak peek of my IMATS Haul!

Sneak Peek of my IMATS NY 2013 Haul

Sneak Peek of my IMATS NY 2013 Haul

Using Photos From My Blog For Ebay Purposes

It has been brought to my attention that someone is using a photo of mine to try and sell their Urban Decay Vault on Ebay. The assumption was that the listing belonged to me since the photo is of the one I used on my blog twice with my watermark on it. This bothered me for a couple of reasons.

  1. The seller didn’t ask permission. 
  2. The use of my photo with my watermark gives the impression that I am the one selling this item, which I am not
  3. It could possibly affect my standing with Urban Decay. Although I don’t do sponsored or paid reviews for Urban Decay I am a member of UD Pro, which forbids re-selling of items purchased using the Pro Discount. The Vault was not a Pro Discount purchase, but the idea that someone would use a watermarked photo of an item that COULD have been purchased with the discount and falsely implies I am the seller is something that could adversely affect me. 

Ebay’s rules clearly state that sellers are not to use other people’s photos without permission. In the past I have not been consistent with using watermarks on my photos (a mistake I will no longer be making), but one would assume that common sense would discourage others from virtually stealing watermarked photos to pass off as their own. It is unfair to the owner of the photo and unfair to the buyers. It is falsely representing the product being sold as being in the same condition as it is pictured (which may or may not be the case) AND falsely gives buyers with a connection to the owner the impression that the owner is the seller. 

I thank everyone that emailed me to verify if this was my listing. It was not. Honestly, in this day and age if you are accessing Ebay you most likely have access to a camera. If you can’t take a picture of your own items for sale ask the owners for permission. The photo itself is not that big of a deal…if you ask and I have no problem with it I will gladly send you an un-watermarked copy of the photo for you to use. 

Sorry for the rant lol!