How are you today? I hope you are doing well and enjoying your Monday. I sure as hell not because I have to work. And also because I have a pretty hefty subject to discuss. As you probably know that I am a fan of Gerard Cosmetics lipglosses. I like their pigmentation and their formulation. I didn’t have any allergic reaction to it and they ALWAYS have coupon codes that I could find to get their products for a lot cheaper.
There has been a scandal surrounding Gerard Cosmetics. It started with one video from youtube from a girl called Karina, you can check her video here. She basically gave the Jaclyn Hill’s lipstick creation, it’s called 1995, a bad review. It was a super duper negative review. It caused allergic reaction and she had bumps on her lips. All that drama! I felt sorry for her because my personal opinion on Gerard Cosmetics is neutral. I like their lipstick, not too much but I do like their lipglosses a lot.
Anyway, Karina bashed Gerard and then the owner of Gerard Cosmetics, Jen, basically were recorded on a snapchat with MannyMUA (Also one of the beauty guru from youtube just like Jaclyn Hill) and said that Karina was ugly. WTF?! What is this the 5th grade?! You have to wear your headset and listen to it very carefully as the video was cut right after she said that but I heard it and it was clear to me that she said Karina was ugly. I was like, girl… not cool! If you want to see the video, click here.
The story doesn’t end there. Like I said. DRAMA!! Basically MannyMUA wrote on his twitter or whatever social media platform, he said that Karina’s review was basically bullying Gerard Cosmetics and therefore it is okay for Jen to say that Karina was ugly. Hmmm… I don’t think so! It doesn’t matter what review you get, if you believe that your product was good then just brush it off your shoulders and if you think that Karina was right, maybe reformulate the lipstick. Use her critic to better your product. Geez!!
I am very disappointed in them. I take bullying very seriously. This issue will always stick to my heart as I used to be bullied a lot in middle school. Man, kids are mean!! 😦
The second reason why I was disappointed was because I already bought a bunch of their lipgloss using the cinco de mayo coupon code that I put on this blog and I actually really liked them and I was planning to do a review on my lippie series here on my blog. But this just made me doubt my decision to post the review or not.
Anyway, I wanted to end this on a more positive note. I think what we can learn from this is that bullying is everywhere but I am proud to see that a lot of people have made a respond video on this issue, defending Karina and that just store my faith in humanity. Hopefully Jen will apologise to Karina as well and better the business ethics/practice for her company.
All the best you guys!
I’ll see you in the next post.