M.A.C Makeup Artist
Industrial Design Student
girlviolence asked: Hey Sara! I'm the little lady with pink hair who came to talk to you (drunkenly) at Rics last night. Sorry for rambling all over the place. You are just as pretty and lovely in real life as you are on your blog. Hope your hangover isn't being too mean. x
Hey cutie! No need to apologise at all, I was very under the influence myself… haha. Thank you sweetheart, it was lovely to meet you. Hope your hangover isn’t too bad either. I’m feeling pretty sorry for myself right now, drinking for three nights in a row has definitely taken its toll! x
Oh wow, there’s an “answer privately” option with messages?! When did that happen? I’m so out of the loop.
To the anonymous person that wrote me that last message, thank you and I agree with you. Hence why I wrote this: http://saralipservice.tumblr.com/post/7063830178/in-regards-to-my-last-post
If you scroll down to the last paragraph, I do ask that people refrain from giving her grief. I don’t think it’s a laughing matter, so I hope that people can react to this maturely and that it will be old news very soon. Now really, this is the last I’m going to speak of it.
I just want to say that I won’t be answering to/publishing any comments (with the exception of the screenshot below) I have received to do with Emily (even though the comments have been very kind to me). In fact, this is the last time I will publicly comment on the issue. There is no need to make this a bigger spectacle than it already is.
I have made my point and have said what I wanted to say. I also really appreciate that people have been supporting me and what I have said on the matter (and I thank everyone for their kind words). I just don’t feel it necessary to publish these comments as I’m sure Emily feels bad enough as it is about the whole situation.
I am not a mean or vindictive person, I just don’t suffer fools gladly. She brought this upon herself. If one chooses to act foolishly, then they must be prepared to deal with the consequences. Some may think that what I have done is harsh and I did deliberate for ages over whether or not I would publish the post, but one can’t carry on like that without expecting to be pulled up on it at some point. With the way I have pulled her up on it, on my tumblr, I’m sure she won’t be doing anything like that again.
My friend Alana wrote this (thanks gorgeous):
I hope she takes it the right way too. So again, it may seem harsh, but my intention is that in the long-term, this turns out well for her. Living a lie is a life wasted.
I actually do feel very sorry for Emily - she’s young and everyone makes mistakes. She obviously has some issues and it’s a pity that her immature actions of late may negatively affect her for awhile. For those that know her or know of her in real life, I ask that you please don’t give her grief - I’m sure this has all been more than enough confrontation for her.
I sincerely hope that she does learn from this, can move on quickly and learn to be herself.
There is an awkward situation that I’ve known about for a little while now, I’ve just been too busy with uni and work to deal with it until now (as I’m currently on holidays from both). I’m the kind of person who does their best to stay away from petty bitchiness and immature squabbles, but there are times when I feel that someone’s poor behaviour just cannot be ignored. In fact I believe it should be pointed out and much attention drawn to it. Why? Not in an attempt to be vindictive, but more as a way of showing that some behaviour is just unacceptable and should never be repeated again… In other words, let this be a lesson learnt young lady.
The issue is that she has been… uh, how should I put it… ‘blatantly emulating’ me? One of my sources first brought the issue to my attention when they mentioned that some girl in Sydney had once put a photo of me up as her Facebook profile picture. Some of her approximately 2000 Facebook friends apparently recognised that the photo was me and Emily apparently said that she wanted to be just like me.
Emily recently started dying her hair blonde (she’s half-asian) and my sources tell me that her look has been steadily morphing into mine over the past few months. Now I understand that there are a few girls (also of asian backgrounds) who look to me for beauty and style inspiration - I’m cool with that. Girls tell me all the time that they are planning to or have gone blonde because of me. I understand that it’s hard for asian girls in western society to find role models/celebrities that they can relate to and take beauty/style inspiration from as asians are generally underrepresented in the media. Therefore some look to those with an “internet persona” to take inspiration from. Now I’m no role model or celebrity, but I know there are girls following me and emulating my style because of my small presence on the internet. Therefore, my issue is not so much with that, but with this young lady blatantly ripping off my words for a few months now…
It was brought to my attention that some of Emily’s tweets were looking suspiciously similiar to mine. Emily is not following me on twitter, she’s just “stealing” my words. The first time I looked at Emily’s twitter I was absolutely flabbergasted and really weirded out. There was a ridiculous amount of my tweets on her page that had been copy/pasted from me - from just my random thoughts, to my favourite music, to actually pretending that she’s doing things that I’m doing: when I’m at parties; out to dinner; food I’ve cooked; work related stuff; topics from uni lectures that I’m attending at the time; and socialising with my friends. Let me get this clear, these are not “retweets”, she has been ‘copy/pasting’ my words and passing them off as her own to appear to be someone that she is not. If she’s copying a tweet where I have mentioned a friends name, sometimes she changes the name and sometimes she doesn’t even bother! It’s not like I even say anything particularly intelligent, profound or even remotely interesting! I spent ages looking back through her tweets and she’s been “stealing” my words since about November last year. Not just my words though, she’s also been copying tweets from my friends Colette and Stephanie. I think about 99% of her tweets are words she’s taken from other people. Prior to copying mine and my friends tweets, her personality, and her “likes” and interests were very different compared to how they appear now. For example, once upon a time, she tweeted to Kim Kardashian that she was her idol and she’s also tweeted to Rihanna. Her interests and music tastes have somewhat changed to something somewhat more alternative - actually, anything that Colette, Steph and I have tweeted about in the last few months (i.e. The Black Keys, Mastodon, Nirvana etc). I’ve spent too much time putting together quite a few examples below. Believe it or not though, it’s not even all of it. There are a quite few that I haven’t put up, because it was getting downright tedious.
You have just recently turned 19. You are very young. The age you are at is not an easy time - it’s the time when you are finding and beginning to establish your true self. It’s your transition into becoming an adult. When I was your age, I definitely made some silly mistakes as well and didn’t have even have half the confidence, self-esteem and self-assurance that I have now. I’m sure you are actually a very lovely person and that you don’t mean any harm, but this kind of behaviour is not going to get you very far in life. My hope is that this is the wake up call you need to stop copying other people and start to “find your true self” and learn to like or even love who you are. If you can’t be yourself, you’re never going to grow as a person.
I know that you are doing some modeling, are an aspiring makeup artist and would one day like to work for MAC cosmetics (and I sincerely wish you every success). However, know that these industries are VERY small and please take some advice from me: It is of my personal opinion that you are not doing yourself any favours with this kind of behaviour, especially when “ripping off” the people who work in the industry (and for the company) that you want to break into.
I’m generally a nice person and try not to let petty things get to me, but truth be told, I am so not cool with this… Please stop trying to steal mine and other people’s identities/personalities. I really pity you, because you are making a right fool out of yourself and I am sure that you will regret what you have been doing.
Did you honestly think that no one would pick up on this?!
I saw this on your formspring:
Well Emily, here are a few examples…
NB: In case there are any doubts, note that all of her tweets are dated AFTER mine and my friends original posts.
Above (last tweet) - Dirk is my housemate.
Here she is pretending to be at a Teepee party that one of my uni friends put on:
The above were tweets about an architecture exhibition I went to at uni.
Below (1st tweet) - this was when I was in a really boring uni lecture.
Above (2nd last tweet) - Pablo is a friend of my cousin, Dani. He was cooking up a storm for Dani’s farewell before he went back to Paris.
Below - These were drunk tweets of mine when we took Dani out for dinner for his birthday at Ortiga restaurant in Brisbane:
Above - That last tweet was in reference to a very personal dream I had.
Above - Fat Louie’s is a seedy bar in Brisbane. Ha.
Below (2nd tweet) - Erm, this happened at my uni…
Above (last tweet) - I was wearing a Wonderwoman crown for a theme day at work for the Wonderwoman collection. I have no idea why Emily would have been wearing a Wonderwoman crown…
Below - she just changed “study” to “read”.
Below - These tweets were from when I was on a trip to Melbourne:
Below - Here she pretends to have also got electrocuted on the treadmill and buy my Bose earphones:
Below - As mentioned before, Dani is my cousin. She didn’t even bother to change the name.
Below - Elsewhere is a club in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast that I used to go to all the time. I tweeted that when I was there for one night and it brought back old memories.
And now she pretends to buy my electric toothbrush:
This next tweet was taken from one of my answers on tumblr (and it is SO ironic given the situation):
These are some tweets that she’s copied off Steph:
These are some tweets that she’s copied off Colette:
Above - Erm, Vegie Bar is in Melbourne, not Sydney.
These are more tweets that she’s copied from Colette, I just couldn’t be bothered screenshot-ing the originals (check them out for yourself on Colette’s twitter):
Above - Paul is one of Colette’s colleagues. Tyrone is Colette’s Boyfriend. The tweets mentioning Brie and Romance was Born was when Colette and Brie (our friend and fellow MAC makeup artist) were in Sydney for Fashion Week and were working on the Romance Was Born show.
I have wasted WAY too much time on this. I hope I never have to deal with this or anything else like it again. EMILY, SORT YOURSELF OUT.
radcult asked: hey sarsss.. did you get my FB message :)
Yesss. Check your inbox :)
Anonymous asked: Your probably to busy with life (which is great!) to update your tumblr so it is naturally a bit dul atm, however just wanted you to now its usually so much fun to look at.
Eep! I know, sorry, sorry… uni is so hectic at the moment. I’ll get back into it properly in a couple of weeks, but until then, I’ll just be posting very sporadically :)