Open letter to Unicorns

3/04/2015




Well, I have no idea how to write this post. As many of you know English isn't my first language so it's difficult for me to express myself in this tongue (I will be using Google Translator a bit). But I will do my best. And I hope you accept this post and my feelings without getting a major butthurt.

I won't be using names while writing this post, because I do not want to get myself in trouble. I trust many of you will understand this text anyway, and if not, you can come personally ask me what it is about, or ask another 'makeup person' since I'm 100% sure they all know what I'm talking about.

One of my favorite makeup companies have always had rather ...difficult reputation. For years, I have been supported by them, and I have absolutely loved their products. Since everything they did for me and how great their products were, I have believed they are a great brand. None of my real life friends have had problems with them either, so I was pretty sure most of the shit talking was just made up. 
Slowly but surely I was seeing the evolution of this brand, and it was a downfall after another. 
For a while I was afraid to use their products because people would attack me. I didn't want to mention what lipstick I wore because I didn't want to explain myself. 
When I realized what I felt and why I felt that way, I started planning for this post. 
There is absolutely no reason why I should stand for a makeup company that makes me feel guilty. Or scared even. I admit I liked the products, but not enough so I could blindly ignore everything that's been happening lately and continue supporting something so shady.

Many of you already know the basics.. repackaging, racism, frauds, the beeswax chaos, blocking people/insulting customers on social media and other unprofessional acts. You can find it all with a simple Google search. I have been bullied online, several times, so I kept thinking that maybe some of these things are just made up. Maybe they aren't true. I felt sorry for the people involved. But the truth is, these people are not kids. I should have realized it earlier that these actions are not suitable for people their age. I was only 15 or 16 when we started working together, so it's been a long journey. But also it has made it difficult for me to understand the true nature of this brand.
The most recent problem was the major security breach. People who bought their makeup online got their credit card info hacked and their identity stolen. Then thousands of dollars started disappearing from their accounts. I still remember when the news came out. I was shocked. While reading how badly it has affected people, I immediately made my final decision to stop supporting this horrible 'business'.

There's a hashtag on Instagram that people use to share their stories with. I have been browsing it for a couple of days now and each time I open it, I feel incredibly devastated.
I just read about a girl who can't get back to her school because she lost her credit due 10k dollars stolen from her card and now she can't get another student loan. 
To quote her; "You have ruined my life over $16 lipstick."

I felt guilty and sorry when I began to write this post, but now I feel angry. Angry that I have let this go on for so long, and how naive I have been. Angry, that there are people who lost their school, job, house, or something else just because they wanted a lipstick. A lipstick, that I might have been wearing.

Long story short;
This is the end for my support. I will no longer promote this brand, and I will be offering alternatives to my friends and followers. I am sorry for anyone who might have got into trouble because they wanted something that I was promoting. I own tons of their products, and I won't dispose of them, but I will no longer mention them. 
IF YOU HAVE BOUGHT SOMETHING FROM THEM, CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD.
And to my fellow makeup friends; Please do your research, and reconsider if you want to support this company. If some of you were like me, scared to take action, this is your moment. Stand up.


ps. I know their staff will be lurking here at some point, so please, take me off your mailing list, and my deepest condolences for what happened to the great brand I used to look up to. I sincerely hope you will do your best to fix this situation, and help the people you have hurt. And for the love of God, please do not attack me after reading this post.

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  1. Instagram hashtags are #boycottlimecrime #limecrimelies

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  2. Proud of you! It's a very big thing to write this but everyone will support you! Good for you! <3

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  3. I am extremely proud of you lady for saying this, i love you and i've lurked for a while and i think you're an amazing person with such an inspiring attitude with makeup. Haters gonna hate, screw LC.

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  4. I've been a Lime Crime follower and customer from pretty much the beginning and while you don't know me, and therefore can easily dismiss me, I still want to say that all that "shit talking" is absolutely the truth. I saw it all, first hand. I havent seen anything retold online that was made up. Shamefully I continued to purchase from them despite seeing them abuse people And knowing all of this. No more. Not because of this most recent debacle but because I've finally grown up. Thank god so many companie are coming out with their own velvetine type lpsticks!!!

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    1. It's encouraging to see her take a stand. We can to :)

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  5. So glad to see an artist as wonderfully inspiring as you is taking action. My respect and admiration to you!

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  6. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
    This GREAT!!! This needs to happen! lime crime is a HORRIBLE "company" . I will be sharing this post! ❤️

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  7. Good job honey! Im from Spain and I didn't know about it! I thought that Lime crime was an amazing brand, but now you have opened my eyes, thanks for the info!
    Remember that you have a lot of fans in Spain, and we support you always!
    xoxo

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  8. I'm so glad people are finally starting to see how awful limecrime is

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  9. I am glad you spoke out loud about this. Many bloggers seem to have lost their integrity, perhaps in fear of losing sponsors and free stuff.

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  10. Oon jonku aikaa jo ihmetelly kuinka tuet niiden toimia mut tää selittää kaiken. Oikein toimittu!

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  11. You are totally right, I had "mixed feelings" about LC and Doe Deere form years; I loved the products but I hated the brand and the chairwoman. I also will use the products but not promote them, and offer alternatives when people ask.
    Regards form Spain!

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  12. I was one of the tens of thousands people who actually persevered through TWO HOURS of trying to order from a "well established" company who couldn't even handle their traffic. I did however receive my products promptly (I'm also international). After the security breach I thought that it was just more bad luck for bad rep but it shouldn't have happened. Last night I received a call that my card had been used fraudulently. In America. They closed my card and I have to now physically walk to a bank to take money out. I know that they are trying extra hard to do damage control but for a company of such magnitude, things shouldn't be mishandled majority of the time an error occurs. Not to mention the sudden stop of distribution to Aus and NZ? Which put a lot of independent companies under as that was their main revenue. Did it stop because they were taking a lot of LC HQ profits? It sucks.

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    1. The security issue came from the fact that they refused to pay for a secured check out for over a year. That cost extra. By not doing that it put 1000's at risk.

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  13. i love their products, but I'll try to be smarter. 1) I use paypal - I have to never worry about my money. 2) I never order their stuff from their shitty website. I wait a bit and then I have my favourite pages and ebay sellers - trusty ones. I never have to fight for hours to order from website.
    Because to be honest, besides their Russian "CEO" is acting like true Russian, I live city full of them and it isn't even their country... the products are really cool. That makes me so sad..

    And the bullying - it shows that people who are against LC are not in any means better than Doe Deere. They act just same nasty as her!

    I love you and your style and I will support you in any means, even If you wear Lime Crime products with pride. <3

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    1. It's true. People complain about how nasty Doe is but the comments I have read over and over on her IG pages were extremely nasty. No wonder they were blocked.

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    2. I think the ethnic attacks are uncalled for! Even people with PayPal accounts were effected. The website is terrible... It couldn't handle traffic, was never stocked, & products took forever to arrive. I ordered from a third party vendor once, same price, arrived nearly a month quicker! & I'm a state away from the company headquarters.

      Elissa.

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    3. Hey, this is rude. As much as I don't like russian culture (being a citizen now), I feel absolutely infuriated when I see people putting all russians under one umbrella. This has really fucked up lives and perspectives and chances of so many people around the world, just because they happened to be born in this country. Thats not our choice so please stop spreading the national hate. Same goes for russians speaking crap about americans or anyone to that matter. I'm not defending the russian person in question, rather the good russian people out there, who because of peeps like those, can't make a living not only in Russia, but anywhere else. peace.

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    4. A majority of the comments I've seen were people legitimately asking questions or who had legitimate concerns---not even in a derogatory tone. ANYTHING negative gets deleted and blocked. PayPal accounts were hacked too. From what I heard, the malware was copying everyone's keystrokes---which means if you entered your paypal information, it got that and could access your PayPal. Yes, there are people that are just as bad as Doe. That doesn't make anyone's actions ok. However, if you're running a company, that's completely unacceptable. Those who say "well it hasn't effected me, so I'll continue to buy"---that's just silly. You're asking for trouble.

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    5. Take ur words back from russians

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    6. I've no clue what's "Russian behavior", tho I kinda get that if you live in Estonia, your first hand image of Russians might be negative since there's a lot of them and ofc the worst people are always loudest. But I still can't say there's some certain behavior they all do, since I know very nice people who happen to be Russian. Just saying.

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    7. No I didnt mean that all Russians are bad. Theres bad people in every country. I have friends who are (pure-hearted and kind) russians also - but many who lives here are cheaters, liars and robbers and they insult you if you dont know their language. We call them 'tsurka' which is not pure blooded Russian - just asshole who talks in Russian and think Estonia is Russia... I want to apologize who misunderstood me. I didnt want to insult any good people!

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  14. Sweet Rose, I hope she doesn't come after you now. She has a nasty habit of threatening to sue people who say anything negative about her company. I nearly bought from them on one occasion because it was so pretty on you but then cancelled my order. I am glad I did! I felt relief to not support their bad behaviour! I feel for you but remember you are not responsible for what people order on the Internet. I understand your feelings though. So let's turn this into a positive and have fun finding better products somewhere else. Maybe you could develop a line with BH Cosmetics? How about talking to your friend Kat Von Dee and formulating a line in her brand? So many possibilities. You could also approach SugarPill and have your very own lippies with them! Go ️Rose! �� love from Canada!

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  15. Jahas, itse kuulen tästä ekaa kertaa nyt ja olen myös ostanut joitain heidän tuotteitaan joskus. Hyvä juttu, että viimeistään nyt sain tietää ja ihan hyvä vaan, että olet ensin kyseenalaistanut kuulemasi jutut. Aika usein, kun joku valitaan silmätikuksi ja sitten netissä leviää ties mitä shaissea. Hyvä, että halusit ensin varmistua asiasta.

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  16. Tässä juuri lueskelen kirjettä, jonka sain tänään LC:ltä. Mulle kävi kuten tuossa tekstissä epäilitkin eli näin huulipunan sun huulilla ja pakkohan se oli saada. Onneksi oli paypal-tili, jolla maksoin, joten kaiken pitäisi olla kunnossa. Nyt tein viisastuneena (ja taas sun huuliin ihastuneena) tilauksen LASplashille, josko siellä osattaisiin asiakaspalvelu paremmin. Kiitos tästä tärkeästä postauksesta ja toivottavasti rohkeudestasi (siis totuuden kertomisesta) ei koidu sulle haittaa :). Aion myös jakaa tämän postauksen eteenpäin tiedoksi muillekin luottokortinvinguttajille.

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    1. Joku kommentoi seuraavasti:" PayPal accounts were hacked too. From what I heard, the malware was copying everyone's keystrokes---which means if you entered your paypal information, it got that and could access your PayPal." En tiiä kuinka paikkaansa pitävä tieto on, mut ajattelin silti jakaa kaiken varalta.

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  17. So happy to see an mua who isn't willing to compromise her morals for these products. She ignored her ig account but after this ive seen her replying like crazy and I even saw her call someone a dumb ass. people can order their fucking cashmere if they need it that badly but I'm done there's plenty of other makeup out there. keep doing you boo youre doing the right thing.

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  18. Pohdin tässä muutaman päivän näitä LC:n tapahtumia ja skandaaleja ja mietin kovasti, että uskaltaako enää tilata. Kun luin sun päivityksesi tänään, niin avasit silmäni. Ärsyttävää kyllä, kun rakastin kovasti LC:n meikkejä ja olen tilannut niitä paljon. Käytän kyllä tilaamani tuotteet loppuun, mutta en enää tilaa heiltä mitään. Olen kyllä todella pettynyt LC:hen...

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    1. Limecrimen meikit tulee kiinasta, joten "kopioita" löytyy mielinmäärin. :) kannattaaa googlaa

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  19. Hyvä että teit tämän postauksen. Kuulin asiasta vasta ekaa kertaa ja pitkään oon haaveillut heidän tuotteistaan mutta enpä enää. Toivottavasti tästä postauksesta ei koidu haittaa siulle!

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  20. Thank you so much for speaking up. This is wrong and Im not sad that ill never order from her again. People were VIOLATED and had to struggle while she didnt say a word on instagram. But she sure could delete comments and block everyone that wasn't kissing her ass. Fuck doe deere honestly she has terrible customer service (lack there of) and she's a bully. and again this is awesome you have no reason to feel bad, she's done nothing but lie and she can't handle the heat. Keep doing you boo you have alot of people that agree with you thank you for giving us a voice.

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  21. Wau, upeaa että teit tämän postauksen. Olenkin miettinyt viimeisen vuoden että miksi käytät heidän tuotteitaan ja toisaalta ajatellut että ehkä ne kaikki lukemani jutut ol

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  22. Olivat vain huhuja.... damn inhoan mun kännykkää kun se lähetti sen äskösen viestin. Olet kuitenkin ihana ja upea nuori nainena ja hienoa että oikeasti teit tämän kirjoituksen!

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  23. Mahtavaa että kirjotit tän postauksen. Mulla ei nimittäin ollu mitää hajua tästä ja aloin sit googlettelee ja lukee noita taustoja ja kaikkee muuta. Nyt harmittaa että oon tilannu tuolta aika paljonkin ja tukenu tollasta yritystä. :( Mutta tiiämpä ainakin etten tuu enää tuolta mitään tilaamaan. Tää kyllä avas mun silmät ihan oikeesti, oon ihan hämmentyny :D Toivottavasti sulle ei tuu tästä mitään harmia! - Eve

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  24. I think it has become apparent, we are all very happy you spoke up.
    I also felt for a long time that I liked the products so I would look past some things but I simply cant anymore. I've never been the biggest fan of the lady behind it all. I have always been over the moon inspired and I look up to Amy Doan so I was torn.
    However, after this situation I hope love-makeup.co.uk take her products off the site. I don't think she deserves the business now.

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  25. Olen samaa mieltä kuin Honnaw! Päivän hyvä työ tehty sinulta tämän postauksen myötä. Onneksi en ole vielä kerennyt mitään LC:n meikkejä ostaa itselleni vaikka olenkin siitä haaveillut. En olisi voinut kuvitellakkaan että joku niin suosittu meikki brändi kusisi asiansa ja asiakkaidensa asiat näin pahasti.

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  26. It seems my first comment got eaten.

    Can someone point me towards a long lasting black lipstick like this company sells? I think they're shady as hell, and I certainly don't want to support them.. But damn, I need some good black lip products that stay put.

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    1. Jeffree Star cosmetics will be releasing one this month.

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    2. Pretty zombie cosmetics makes one!

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    3. LaSplash Cosmetics has a great black liquid to matte lipstick :)

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    4. I wouldn't support LA splash neither... They had a nasty sexual harassment lawsuit which grossed me out.;(

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    5. Melt Cosmetics ^^

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    6. Portland black lipstick company has a really good black lipstick, though it's not matte

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    7. Do not support Jeffree Star. He is a male Doe. Just as nasty with a violent personality

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    8. OCC's lip tar products are magical! Vegan and long-lasting and opaque and perrrrfect
      http://occmakeup.com/products/lip-tar-matte

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    9. OCC's lip tar products are MAGICAL. Vegan and super long-lasting and opaque. And the owner of the company is a pretty cool guy.
      http://occmakeup.com/products/lip-tar-matte

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    10. Jeffree star told me that I was "f'd by my daddy as a child" and he "could see it in my pig eyes" when I was 15. Super nice guy. I like melt bane.

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    11. I'd recommend OCC liptar, the gorgeous brand Melt or Illamasqua.

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    12. This is the only thing i could find wrong with LA Splash..http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2107317/Yuliana-Bondar-files-lawsuit-25m-unauthorised-photo-used-LASplash-ad.html

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    13. Compared to what Doe Deere has done. That's not that bad

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    14. Jeffree Star told me I wasn't famous enough to take a photo with him and to Fuck off! .. when I bought a warped tour ticket JUST to see him. I then ripped up the only fan letter I've ever written to anyone. What ever happened to good people with good intentions?

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    15. I've met jefree star twice! Once at a bar and he was super nice too me he even took photos with us, I met him at LA imats and he told me how pretty I looked and trust me I'm a fat girl so I doubt he was rude he's a sweetheart

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  27. You're so right. In every word you say. There's something curious with this company, I mean they make me feel weird. Like they're posting all the time things and messages talking about the good vibes and stuff but I still keep feeling such bad energy behind then at the same time. Honestly I bought my first velvetines because of you and your beautiful pictures. I love the product. But I felt so bad when the tube ended in 2 months and I was like how??? I haven't used it that much. Then I found out it only has 2.6 ml for 20 bucks!!!! The Kat Von d ones have 9 ml for the same price. Are you kidding me? And you dint even have a real sale on Black Friday? I think that's so shady. They don't truly appreciate their costumes because they knew everyone wanted to but the damn velvetines and they didn't bother in what we wanted. Anyway. Your post is the push I needed to take my decision as well. I won't buy any other product from them. Is not because of you but because of the previous thoughts I had and like the intuition or I don't know what word should I use... The bad vibes I get from them.
    I really appreciate your honesty and bravery.
    Thank you

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  28. You're so right. In every word you say. There's something curious with this company, I mean they make me feel weird. Like they're posting all the time things and messages talking about the good vibes and stuff but I still keep feeling such bad energy behind then at the same time. Honestly I bought my first velvetines because of you and your beautiful pictures. I love the product. But I felt so bad when the tube ended in 2 months and I was like how??? I haven't used it that much. Then I found out it only has 2.6 ml for 20 bucks!!!! The Kat Von d ones have 9 ml for the same price. Are you kidding me? And you dint even have a real sale on Black Friday? I think that's so shady. They don't truly appreciate their costumes because they knew everyone wanted to but the damn velvetines and they didn't bother in what we wanted. Anyway. Your post is the push I needed to take my decision as well. I won't buy any other product from them. Is not because of you but because of the previous thoughts I had and like the intuition or I don't know what word should I use... The bad vibes I get from them.
    I really appreciate your honesty and bravery.
    Thank you

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  29. When I read what was happening, I was also so disappointed with this brand. I was shocked too!
    I give you my total support. I cannot support a brand that do what they did.
    I really appreciate your honesty.
    kisses ;*

    http://monevenzel.blogspot.com.br/

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  30. Thank you, Rose ♡ Im sick of people being too scared to have a voice because this woman is a total **** and threatens to sue people. Why cant people have an opinion nowadays?! What is wrong with her? Im sure she is a sociopath. I know she will read this blog as it is apparent that is all she does ALL DAY LONG (narcissist) so I hope she realises she cant cover this up any more. Her company is going DOWN. Bye bye Xenia and your stupid doll house. Sugarpill and Amy are so much better anyway I have no idea why anyone even bothers with this crappy company.
    Rant over.
    P.s. I love everything you create, Rose!!!

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  31. Good for you about standing up for how you feel and what you believe in.

    As for the security breach- there have been problems with several large retail chains in the U.S. Target, Home Depot, ... I can't remember the others.
    This seems to be something that's happening more and more and I don't know how to avoid that when you think you are being as careful as you can be when shopping online or in an actual store.

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    1. The main problem isn't that she got hacked. It's how she haned it. Those other companies were completely transparent about it and shut it down as soon as they knew there was even the possibility they had been hacked. LC first got reports back in November but did nothing about it as they didn't want to disrupt Christmas business even if it meant their loyal customers getting screwed. They also hadn't paid to have suitable security on their site. And LC took months to make an official statement and it was a very weak apology. LC intentionally continued to do business even though they knew their site security had been breached and that is unforgivable.

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  32. http://www.temptalia.com/lime-crime-lipsticks-reviews-photos-swatches

    Doe Deere tried to say she only sent people there to show support but it was much worse! she blasted Christine's ( temptalia.com runner/owner I don't know the right term) PERSONAL email address telling people to go attack her. That alone is what did it for me. Those are the actions of a child!

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  33. Apparently they are making a appearance at IMATS New York next month....i can only imagine how that is going to play out.

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    1. I am attending and I plan on telling everyone going with me to stay away for that booth. Not to even GLANCE at it.

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    2. There's a petition to Boycott LC at IMATS. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/boycottlimecrime-at-imats-nyc

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  34. Thanks for writing this Rose, I've been struggling with the same dilemma lately after my Lime Crime photos started getting trolled by haters of the brand, I've tried to stay neutral but I think you are right, there's too much suspicious behaviour to ignore. I've just published my own thoughts about it on my blog to help spread the word.

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  35. I had absolutely no idea this was even a problem! Thank you for bringing the issue to light Rebecca | www.rebeccamariee.blogspot.com xx

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  36. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/boycottlimecrime-at-imats-nyc

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  37. If you don't support Lime Crime DO NOT support Jeffree Star either please!!!! He bullies his customers. He spreads lies about them, he encourages customers to attack other customers. He has blocked me from his personal Instagram for talking about how he has assaulted people, especially a 17 year old girl in Toronto Ontario when she did nothing and then he bragged about it. I mentioned it on a Lime Crime page so he is stalking their pages....also he blocked me from his Cosmetic page as I reposted a screen cap of him verbally assaulting a customer over false claims of reselling his product. He then called ME a bully for reposting the SS...So DO NOT support Jeffree Star as well.

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    1. Really?! You are kinda being a bully right now... You're completely off topic!! Let's focus on the issue at hand & how courageous this woman is for standing up against shoddy ethics!!!

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    2. Do you still have that screencap?

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    3. @Anonymous - That's not bullying. It really isn't. Jeffree Star is friends with Xenia, so it's not off topic either.

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    4. I am a victim of Jeffree Star's abuse too... I don't know who is worse Jeffree or Doe.

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    5. I appreciate your info Ashley B!
      I'm going to look into this shady activity! 💋

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    6. Agreed!!! He called me a dirty nigger and told me to kill myself. And what had i done to deserve this? I asked on mac's insta page if a product would be re-released. He snapped for no reason.. He's a crazy person.

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  38. I think it's really important that you made this post and it was very eye opening. I have heard things about this company and I have read a lot of posts posted on tumblr about this and it's really great to see that you're not turning your back to the news! Hope you're doing well and that you wont get shit from this post!

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  39. wooow! I did have NOT even a clue of this situation. Thanks for this open letter Tanja, I was about to buy their cosmetics. Thanks for your courage.

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  40. Good on you sweetie for standing up for what you believe in and taking the time and effort to write this post. I know how sad it can be to have supported a brand for so long, then something happens to completely change your mind. I've been of much the same opinion as you with regards to this particular brand. I figured there were 'haters' but that it was probably just trash talk. I had NO idea about this recent leak of details...how awful for those customers and LC are doing nothing about it? Did they even issue an apology to their customers? How sad. I do own a couple of their lipsticks, but have only bought through other companies (based in the UK) rather than directly with LC.

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  41. Thank you for being brave enough to speak out. I've boycotted this company for years but this latest stunt is the nail in the coffin for lime crime.

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  42. Congratulations on stepping out! I've never supported this brand ever since I read about their false advertising. Some people shouldn't be business owners.

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  43. Is so difficult for me to write in English but I'll try my best. I'm so proud of you, and I feel so thankful that you made this choice, this is why we love you, you are so honest and loyal to us as to yourself and that's remarkable, my cc info was stolen in November, and it's the worst nightmare ever, over $1900 dlls were taken from my account and I know, my bank is fixing it, but in the meantime I wasn't able to buy groceries, neither Christmas presents, my bf just moved in to the city and I wasn't able to help him. Is so frustrating to know that they got your money and that's all they care about. I supported them for a long time and now I just feel stupid, disappointed and betrayed. Thank you so much for being who you are, thank you so much for writing this letter, thank you for making me feel I'm not alone in this.

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  44. This gets exactly to the point

    www.shystrangemanic.com

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  45. Well, me too.. i heard some bad gossips about the owner, but last year it didn't really stop me from buying one of the lipstick. It's good quality of course, but not that great in my opinion. Well i was planning to buy it again but now BAM! this came up, i feel sorry for the customer whose cc info got stolen and now i said to my self no more buying from that brand before it totally change for good. To be truth, i don't want to support any brand that doesn't even appreciate their customer, it's just bad and your post is totally making me proud! I hope if they read this, they will not harass you like they harass the other customer. You go girl!

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  46. Bravo! You are very brave! <3

    With so many wonderful make-up brands out there - who needs Lime Crime! Nobody... in my opinion.

    (hugs) and stay strong!

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  47. Lopetin kyllä heti seuraamisen instagramissa ja facebookissa tän luettuani!

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  48. Thank you!
    Hieno, rohkea kirjoitus. Toivon sinulle kaikkea hyvää tästä päivästä aina siihen kunnes tämä maailma päättyy. Mielestäni, älä turhaan ruoski itseäsi asiasta, sinä et ole vastuussa suurten brändien teoista, sinä et ole vastuussa siitä, mitä se muille aiheuttaa. Toivon kaikesta sydämestäni, ettet joudu hienon postauksesi takia kokemaan mitään kurjaa. Se olisi väärin.
    Olen jo pitkään viihtynyt blogisi parissa, ja tulen varmasti viihtymään vielä jatkossakin.

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  49. I once asked Lime Crime on Instagram about their ingredients, and they fucking BLOCKED ME FOR THAT. So shitty customer service it's crazy they still have their business going.

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  50. I'd just like to share my experience. It all started with a comment, a comment most people would consider mature and resonable on my part. From there I was attacked & blocked. But I still loved their products... I continued to buy the products but started doing a bit of digging... I found a horrible history... But, even then, I supported the company, even going as far as standing up against the more personal attacks towards the company's owner, asking unhappy peers to keep in "professional". Then upon trying to make a purchase online this fall I experienced something peculiar & it upset me... Cashmere had been restocked & since i had been trying to get my hands on it FOREVER I jumped at the opportunity. I went onto the site, found cashmere, put the products in my cart, reviewed my cart, proceeded to check out, entered all of my personal info & credit card info, pressed confirm purchase (this all within a matter of minutes)... Then BAM... The site redirected me, tell me it was not in stock?! I was upset, mostly because i had tried multiple times to snatch up this product, but also in the error; afraid i may have been charged for the purchase anyways i wrote the company a long letter... It was weeks later when i received a very impersonal & generic response, apologizing, sitting high traffic volume to site glitches... Fast forward to the recent fraud... Which makes that incident seem all the more peculiar... I heard about the fraud first through social media... So i thought for sure i had not been affected, because clearly i would know before complete strangers did, right?! Wrong, weeks later (just about a week ago) I received an email saying my info was in danger of being compromised because i shopped in a particular time frame & that if my info was affected I would receive a direct written letter... Sure enough i got that letter last night... And in my letter, to my dissapointment, it states that the company knew about the breach in November, but instead of notifying customers then, wanted to open an investigation, & did not actually notify customers until February. Personally, I would've like to have been notify despite the pending investigation. I've come to the conclusion they didn't want to lose the holiday shopping season... Hope i made a long story short. I don't feel I'm being adequately compensated either... The company is offering a year free of very basic minimal identity theft protection, and limited advice on where to go from here. Most of us don't really know what to do... I know i don't! & it goes beyond just stolen money... These thieves could be using my personal info to open up new accounts or create new idenities! I know this company isn't any where near as large as, per say, Target, who dealt with a huge security breach in 2013, effecting millions of people; compensating the unhappy customers by offering a year free identity theft protection, credit monitoring services, & a 10%. I just would've liked to see this company do more & they're in a "need to" position to do more, even if they have to reach in to their pockets for once, because they are NOT Target. We've reached into our pockets long enough!

    Enraged & betrayed, Elissa.
    (Instagram: Or_eloquence)
    (Elissalgale@Gmail.com

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  51. EDIT** In addition to Target offering all that, Target also relieved the customer of ANY responsibility for unauthorized purchases/use of stolen info.

    Elissa.

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  52. Sorry for one more edit*** To anyone else who received a letter from the company during this whole debacle... Did anyone notice that Doe didn't sign as company president??? Instead Mark has signed??? Hm?

    Elissa.

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  53. I also have been hacked over this company so I completely support this decision....

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  54. I'd only ever bought from LC once, back in Nov., & it was one of their Velvetines. I like it very much, but it was expensive & the shipping was expensive, & slow. And while the logoed & printed box & fancy packaging is beautiful, I'd much prefer a plain padded envelope & have paid less for shipping. Plus if I'm at work, a padded envelope the mailman can just slide in my door, while they can't a box & I have to go all the way to the post office to pick it up if I miss it. I haven't seen any unusual activity on my card, however I'm continuing to keep an eye on it. I noticed on Instagram she'd deleted a TON of comments. Like there was one that was something along the lines of her saying 'you know the risks you take when you shop online', & that one's gone. Along with many others. But with all the many fantastic (and more affordable) indie brands on the market making similar products, I'm not risking it with LC. I'd rather go with Pretty Zombie Cosmetics or Makeup Monsters Cosmetics. Between the two of them, you can find a dupe for every Velvetine, and many more colors LC doesn't make anything like.

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  55. Tosi rohkea postaus, iso hatunnosto sulle!

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  56. Good for you hon.

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  57. If anyone likes Lime Crime products but doesn't want to support that awful company and its 'unicorn queen', I found some links to dupes of not all but some of their items.

    http://imgur.com/IOW8xXr

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/arabellesicardi/limecrime-dupe-list-save-yourself?crlt.pid=camp.FHAhBMzgHs3s#.uykE2mGL8

    It's maybe not the best for those outside of the US, since a lot of the brands mentioned are based there and I'm unsure as to whether they ship and what the cost is. However, I hope this helps someone find a good dupe :)

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  58. Thanks for posting this, dear. I was shocked too, I used to support this brand too.

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  59. They are showing that they have learned absolutely zero things so far, even during this resent disaster. Yesterday, March the 6th they posted an update on their fb-page and used an uncredited photo they had taken with no permission from deviantart. This is the first time I saw it done with my own eyes. Lime crime's photo is found here: https://www.facebook.com/limecrime/photos/a.453759568166.243638.179333798166/10152836678878167/?type=1 and the original photo (published in 2010) can be seen here: http://sonjaphotography.deviantart.com/art/Rainbow-Rose-165436573 This is absolutely and utterly disgusting. Thieves! It's like they are trying to sink their company on purpose.

    Ja suomeksi: Hetkittäin vituttaa niin ettei veri kierrä. Ihan oikein teit kun kirjoitit tekstisi, kiitos. Toivottavasti tämä firma lakkaa olemasta, vaikka tuottensa ovatkin pääosin jees.

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  60. Well I will continue to purchase from limecrime thanks😊

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  61. It is nice to see someone who has a large following and spoke the "gospel" of limecrime, speak up and stop working with a company that treats consumers in the most unprofessional way. Thank you for being a strong voice.

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  62. This is a great post! I have written an in depth blog post about the Lime Crime scandal here:http://risajade.com/2015/03/12/lime-crime-flush-your-glitter-down-the-shitter/ if you're interested x

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  63. Thank you for sharing this. In my opinion, you found just the perfect words to express yourself. Sending love from Germany. <3

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  64. Great Post, thx for writing this!

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  65. While I'm glad everyone is so supportive of Rose Shock for sticking up for what she believes in & offering up their advice on dupes for LC lipsticks, I haven't seen any advice for dupes on the eye shadows at all. I have been waiting MONTHS a for the new Venus palette to be re-stocked so I could hurry & grab one for myself but it has been out of stock forever & while waiting this whole mess with the security breech has come to light. Now the Venus pallet is back in stock & I REALLY REALLY a want it, but I no longer want to support LC. So does anyone have any swatches or a list or can anyone tell me what dupes are out there for all the colors in the Venus pallet? I really love all the colors together & want to be able to purchase all of them, but I don't know what dupes there are for it.

    Thank you in advance, it is GREATLY appreciated!!

    x Oh

    Lindsey

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    1. just from a google search i found this http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/comments/2ri3ln/if_you_want_the_lime_crime_venus_palette_but_dont/ maybe it will help lead you in the right direction? :D

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  66. I thought that Lime crime was an amazing brand, but now you have ... llimecrime.blogspot.com

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  67. I always saw some stupid and selflessness atitude of this store.
    I remember when Doe ( the owner of this brand) stole one of my drawings, uploading on her Instagram without any credits. I message her in all her mails and i mention her in every social network and she ignore all about this. I don't like her and her childish atitude.

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  69. Mielenkiintoinen postaus. Mä olen tykännyt kovasti LC:n muutamasta Velvet-punasta, joita omistan mutta havainnointieni perusteella näiden esitteleminen tuntuu olevan tosi 'out' ja yleinen lynkkaus on odotettavissa jos merkin tuotteita esittelee ja varsinkin kehuu. Tavallaan aika outoakin - imagon kiillotus ennen kaikkea, oli sitten brändi tahi yksilön mielipide... O_o

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