I'm sorry not to have any nail art or swatches for you in this post; I'll be back tomorrow with that.
My post today is to let you all know that my nail videos have been stolen on YouTube; someone has posted them on a different channel as their own. They took all of the videos I'd posted as of a month ago, even one that was a building demolition, with nothing to do with nails or beauty! I have reported the user and filed the copyright infringement claims, all of that, with the help of my blogging friends. I'm not sure how long it will take for YouTube to take action, hopefully very soon.
If you are a beauty blogger who makes videos, plug in a few of your video titles into the search engine on YouTube. The person who stole my videos has a ton of other videos on his/her channel, too, and something makes me doubt they are legitimate... Either way, as I learned the hard way tonight, it's not a bad idea to do a spot-check like that now and then, regardless.
My videos will only ever be posted on the Lacquer Or Leave Her! YouTube channel, and the only other identifier you will see on them is 'Mishka824m'; that was my channel name before I changed it to Lacquer Or Leave Her!, and some of my earliest videos have that on the introduction. If you ever see one of my videos on somebody else's channel, please let me know as soon as possible.
I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the viewer who noticed this and alerted me to what was happening. Not only did your help allow me to deal with the situation, but it also keeps up my faith that most people are good!
I have so much going through my head right now, as you can probably imagine. I've had pictures stolen before, and while that wasn't fun, there is just something about having an entire channel of videos stolen, all with my voice and my content, that has been very disturbing; I feel deeply violated by it. I could go on and on about how it's not cool to steal people's stuff, but we all know that, even the person who did it. And I could talk about how much time, energy, and money goes into those videos, but we all know that, too--especially the person who did it, otherwise they would have made their own videos rather than steal someone else's.
So what I will say instead is this. Thank you ALL for supporting my blog, and me, the way you have over these last two years. YOU are why I do this, and why I enjoy doing this. Because, yep, that's right, this month is my two-year blog-a-versary! And I refuse to let something like this detract from what a wonderful experience it has been writing this blog, making my videos, and sharing my nail art with you all. I have made so many friends, and had so much fun, and that's all because of YOU.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with some nail wraps, and I'll have my next MoYou London video for you on Sunday.
Hugs and loves,