It has been a very long time since I have posted a long rant on here. But here I sit mad and blogging! In the last few days I have seen a lot of stir and talk in the polish community about bullying. I had no idea where that came from or why it was being discussed. We all know that polish can be a very passionate hobby/love/activity for many and that often leads to flare ups on here. Lynnderella is a good example of a topic that can INSTANTLY polarize a polish group or discussion and pit one person against another! But then I saw a post from the blog Plump and Polished (I would link you all to it but I do not at all want to be a part of sending people to her blog). This is a screen shot of the post.
REALLY????!!!!!!??? Now before I rant about this and my feelings about this, let me say she did post again after the backlash and try to clarify:
WHAT????????? Really? You didn't think that saying "whether you're a polish newbie or proffesional, a bit of a mess can happen. Does that mean it needs to be shown off? Hell to the no." would offend people? She goes on to say that the phrase "clean up or die" was taken out of context. Aside from the fact that I have no idea how it could possibly be interpreted in any possible way other than one, lets take that out of the post all together. It is still an infuriating and offensive post. Are you kidding me? I look at blogs for the swatches to see colour and finish and opacity. And honestly, I actually like when I see a manicure that is not 100% perfect. It makes me feel better about my own imperfections! But to suggest that bloggers do not have the RIGHT to post a picture that is not perfect? While I would like to tell this blogger exactly where to go and what part of my body I would like her to kiss, I chose not to post on her blog. Trust me, it took a lot of restraint to not post and that is not something I am usually known for.
So let me just be clear right here and now. If you agree with her or feel the same way as she does, unfollow me now. I will not always have perfectly polished manicured nails. That is life.