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Because apparently I’m a twat muffin…


Which are her words not mine. I debated on posting this because I didn’t want to be an asshole and perpetuate the bs, but since my last swatch post is now full of people going back and forth over the icons to the left of my layout I decided to go ahead. Regular followers of my blog will know that I’ve had square icons on the left side for almost a year linking to my social media profiles and contact page. A couple of weeks ago after seeing awesome gray icons on another persons blog and then checking her credits I decided to download them. I went to the original creators website and browsed their icons and decided I liked the same gray ones. This was on Nov 17th which you can see from the screenshot below. I did NOT “steal” them from her blog. If you’ll remember(if anyone even used them anyways). The icons on my side bar had a hover effect as well. I did not steal anything from her. I simply changed the icons I’ve had on the side of my page, which might I add have been up far longer than the ones she put up. I also did not steal her Pinterest icon. I did however steal Pinterest’s P to place on a button, so that kinda makes us both thieves, eh? I’m not really sure why this has become a huge issue as I didn’t take anything made by her and I’ve had icons over there for ages.

I woke up to an email from her which I promptly replied to and offered to credit her “idea” or even take them down if it was really that much of an issue. No response. She has however had time to comment on the blog post below. So eh, whatever. I’m just going to post the screenshots of our email exchange, and the screenshot of when I downloaded the icons, and leave it at that. Anyone can look at my source code and css file to see my code so have at it. Also I have no issues crediting people. In fact I credited the original maker of the icons before I even switched them out. You can access that info from the top of my blog by clicing on Blog, or the bottom by clicking on credits. Also apparently it’s really awesome and cool to make a blog post with really tiny screenshots, while half assedly blurring out mine so if you know me you can tell it’s my blog. Oh and then the whole calling me a twat waffle thing and accusing me of stealing. Hooray. WTF Also she just “discovered” them last night despite commenting on my MPZ swatch blog post last week…

So anyways, that is all. If she had that much issue with it, I honestly would have credited her, or taken them down, but she didn’t bother responding to me. My comments aren’t moderated either, so if yours doesn’t show up let me know, it probably went to spam.

Luna
About me

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I've been blogging since I was 16 years old... That's uh a long time. I am now 34! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!

  • there are so many blogs out there with contacts and social icons on the side in recent years! i’ve been thinking of a new blog layout with them on the side too! if i’m stealing this idea, i definitely stole it off other blogs (and yours!), not hers. never been to her blog nor seen her site prior to this drama.

  • Some people just having nothing better to do than to create drama on the internet. Maybe she was bored or lonely? Who knows…all I know is this…you’re awesome, and you don’t need to waste your time on petty and jealous people. ^.^

  • Seriously there are so much more important things in life to get your knickers in a twist about :SHOCK:

  • I like how you omgstolethecss, as if css markup is something magical and exclusive, that only one person can ever create. Granted, I’m not the codemonkey I used to be, but I could write that effect without having to reference anyone’s css file. They’re just hover effects. Nothing outrageously fancy.

    As a side note, I finally, FINALLY got your packages in the mail. FINALLY.

  • I have always liked how you design your site, it totally puts me in mind of “old school domain owners” – and I was one. This is just so out of proportion and unnecessary, really. I know you’ve had buttons similar to this before, and I just don’t see the point of all of this.
    And you know what, I’m SO tired of people acting like they invented the damned internet.

  • MissMidnightBlue

    By the way I love the whole lay out! ;)

  • MissMidnightBlue

    What a freaking looon!

  • MandaLuna you are awesome. /story

    IMO you didn’t need to even make this post because you didn’t do anything wrong. However, by doing so you have made it so that only illiterate or truly very stupid people will be able to continue to believe the lies this Jenn person is spewing about you. And to call you a “twat” over using the same free icons available to the public that she did? Ugh. Distasteful at best. Oy vey.

  • I claim trademark rights on anything with “twat” in it. I’m going to make an angry blog post about how she stole it ;)

  • I read both yours and Jenn’s blog and through this whole thing I keep thinking “those side social media buttons are awesome. I should add them to my blog!”

    • lol! Go for it! I won’t even make a blog post about it calling you a twat muffin. xd

    • LOL Me too!

      And Luna, you can call me your twat muffin ANYTIME ;) *flee*

  • Mindy

    pashawwwww, your icons are hawt. Hers look like shit. Problem solved, you win and get all the unicorns.

    This comment deserves a bunny. :BUNNY:

  • OMG, hahahaha ‘old school domain owners who think people should be outed’

    oh dear, how dare you take a free thing on the internet that is available for everyone to use! Shame on you!!

    People really need to get something else to do!

    You didn’t do anything wrong, haha how dare ANYONE ELSE on the internet have buttons on the side of their blogs!!!

    You rule, they suck end of story lovely lady!

  • Rebecca

    Oh wow! How ridiculously immature and self-serving. I read so many blogs where people get icons from public images and sometimes they are the same but who gives a crap! And to be perfectly honest with you, I never even noticed the buttons until this post so they really aren’t that big of a deal. Just keep doing what you’re doing with your awesome posts and swatches! Anyone that is that much of a hater obviously lives a small, miserable existence. :HK:

  • Sophie

    So I just read through this post, the comments on your swatch post and then the comments and posts on this other person’s blog. This whole ordeal has been blown WAY out of proportion. WAY. You were nothing but courteous in your reply email, when this person has really gone out of their way to specifically make this into a big messy drama. And yeah, it actually really p*isses me off that this person and her blind followers are attacking you for ‘copying and not crediting’ something that WASN’T EVEN HERS! DERRRRRRP. This whole thing is so utterly stupid I think my brain is going to implode if I keep thinking about it. /rant DW bout it chick, you haven’t done anything wrong, you’ve been polite and courteous when she hasn’t. PS I don’t even think they look too much alike, yours look neater and gel with your layout better.

  • Jess

    careful… she’ll say you stole her insult…

  • Ugh. You are definitely NOT a twat muffin. SHE however is a crabby bitch with nothing better to do in her miserable little life than to harass people because she thinks she’s so “special”.

    I’ subscribe to probably near 50 beauty blogs (and even more misc. blogs). The side buttons seem to be a wave that’s going around.

    BIG FREAKIN WHOOP.

    And like she “created” Pinterest. Please.

    Ignore the turkeys doll. Only her insipid followers would have no class to come and harass you. Your readers (such as moi) know that you are an awesome creative person and would NOT steal.

    *GIANT HUGS* Love ya hon! xoxo