I didn’t want to write this post, but they left me no choice. I emailed them twice at the email address on their website which is firstname.lastname@example.org and also emailed them via their Facebook page, but they never responded after more than a week, so here we are.
Victoria’s Beauty has not only taken MANY nail bloggers photos (with no credit to them), but they also stamped their own company logo on the pictures! This makes me insanely furious because people put a lot of time and effort into swatching and taking these pics and they just yank them off Google (or wherever) and put their mark on them as though it belongs to them. Almost every OPI and China Glaze has my picture on it.
I don’t understand why people think because they find an image on the internet that they can just save it and use it on their website without giving credit. ALL pictures, words and videos on the internet belong to someone, and you have to credit them or buy them from places like iStockphoto. Stealing photos, etc., is the same as stealing someone’s TV. Stealing is stealing, period.
Basically I just wanted to get the word out there that these people are thieves and totally shady, and it would be great if you didn’t buy anything from them. Oh also, it wouldn’t be horrible if they were inundated with emails telling them to remove these. 🙂
Here is all their contact info, which is also freely available on their website. Apparently even though everything is in Polish on their site, they are based in the US.
Bart & International
855 Bayway Blvd. #103
33767-2626 Clearwater Beach, USA
VV readers, we are now 70,000 strong (per month) let’s show them they can’t mess around with other people’s property! 🙂