Hi everyone! Maybe you’ve seen this floating around tumblr via the American Apparel blog. They took an image from my nail art blog and are using it as an ad for their nail lacquer line. I’ve been attempting to communicate with them privately, but have gotten little response other than a form e-mail telling me they’re looking into it and they’ll get back to me. Right.
It’s okay - I have no problem pursuing other avenues of contact.
If the concept of a large corporation taking an artist’s image for their own gain without the artist’s permission doesn’t bother you, maybe the fact that none of these nail polishes were from AA will. I used 12 different colors from Wet N Wild, Revlon, Confetti, CQ, Sinful Colors, Spoiled, and Maybelline. I have never used/owned AA polishes.
It’s like AA made me a sandwich where the bread is made out of false advertising and the lunchmeat is made out of copyright infringement. It tastes bad.
Special thanks to my friends and to the wonderful folks over at Reddit Laqueristas for all the support!
lol OP should contact wet n wild and revlon etc. and have them handle the legal shit s2g them’s fighting words
reason number 10 billion why American Apparel sucks and needs to just fucking stop it forever
I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you. - Frida Kahlo
Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched at the top of the list was “How to keep him interested.”
It startled me. I scanned several of the countless articles about how to be sexy and sexual, when to bring him a beer versus a sandwich, and the ways to make him feel smart and superior.
And I got angry.
Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.”
Little One, your only task is to know deeply in your soul — in that unshakeable place that isn’t rattled by rejection and loss and ego — that you are worthy of interest. (If you can remember that everyone else is worthy of interest also, the battle of your life will be mostly won. But that is a letter for another day.)
If you can trust your worth in this way, you will be attractive in the most important sense of the word: you will attract a boy who is both capable of interest and who wants to spend his one life investing all of his interest in you.
Little One, I want to tell you about the boy who doesn’t need to be kept interested, because he knows you are interesting:
I don’t care if he puts his elbows on the dinner table — as long as he puts his eyes on the way your nose scrunches when you smile. And then can’t stop looking.
I don’t care if he can’t play a bit of golf with me — as long as he can play with the children you give him and revel in all the glorious and frustrating ways they are just like you.
I don’t care if he doesn’t follow his wallet — as long as he follows his heart and it always leads him back to you.
I don’t care if he is strong — as long as he gives you the space to exercise the strength that is in your heart.
I couldn’t care less how he votes — as long as he wakes up every morning and daily elects you to a place of honor in your home and a place of reverence in his heart.
I don’t care about the color of his skin — as long as he paints the canvas of your lives with brushstrokes of patience, and sacrifice, and vulnerability, and tenderness.
I don’t care if he was raised in this religion or that religion or no religion — as long as he was raised to value the sacred and to know every moment of life, and every moment of life with you, is deeply sacred.
In the end, Little One, if you stumble across a man like that and he and I have nothing else in common, we will have the most important thing in common:
Because in the end, Little One, the only thing you should have to do to “keep him interested” is to be you.
Your eternally interested guy,
I think it was a good way to start my 21st year on earth. She was campaigning for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and I asked what Mrs. Colbert-Busch’s stance on abortion was.
“Elizabeth believes that abortion is a woman’s personal private choice.” Well this is…
they told you to conform
they gave you a box and told you,
“this is where you fit,
this is where you belong,
this is who you are”
but no matter how hard you tried to step into that box,
to mold yourself like clay
to hold yourself the way they wanted you to,
this box was never meant to contain this wandering soul of yours,
destined for so much more.
with love seeping out of your eyes,
and grace flowing from your fingertips
and onto the skin of everyone you touch,
you are an adventurer of not only the world,
but of the human soul.
you find the other wanderers, the lovers, the adventurers, the ones who simply don’t fit in their own boxes,
and you help them burn the remnants of what the world says they should be
and the flames go up
and the dreams take flight
and you, adventurer of the human soul,
you change lives,
you are remembered long after the ashes blow away.
your feet, so beautiful and covered in soot from the places you have been,
barefoot, and bloody,
but oh how beautiful they are.
and I know sometimes the bruises hurt,
and the way the winds carry the things you love away
and the way the people who have touched your soul with the tip of theirs, sometimes find themselves wandering away,
but you risk it anyway,
you are an adventurer of the human soul,
so full of grace
so full of love
you are spilling over
Men can promise freedom but deliver the opposite.
2 Peter 2:19While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
The blind will continue leading the blind if those who can see don’t lead.