Hate on, Haters!

Revised Jan 18, 2011


Something has been bothering me for a long time and a recent question I received was the nail in the coffin. Some  very rude and confused individual tried to tell me that I’m a bitch who basically just makes videos to make money and get free stuff,  and I complain about my view counts “all the time”. I’ve been asked/told similar things before, and I figured a few different people think this, (or one persistent hater) so why not address it?

To this I say: You must have me confused with someone else. While I’m happy to make money off my videos: that’s a PERK, not the sole reason for having a beauty blog! I did this for a LONG time for free. It’s awesome to get paid to do something you love. I’m sorry that we all can’t make money doing what we love, because I’ll be honest, making money off a hobby is the coolest thing ever.  I don’t take money from my subscribers, I don’t do paid product placement or paid product reviews,  so I see it as a great thing that I can make a little ad revenue on the videos that I work on for hours on end. Don’t get me wrong I love it- but it’s time consuming.

Beyond that if I was just in this for the money, I’d have like 4 videos a week, since the more videos I have, the more I’d make. You guys would be so sick of me and my videos wouldn’t be worth watching! I put a lot of information, thought and love into my videos because unlike whoever you have me mistaken for, I really care about my subscribers. I think about you guys all the time, stuff I could show you, what would be a good value, what techniques, etc… I buy a lot of products for the sake of showing/reviewing them to/for you. So if this company or that company wants to send me a product for free for review consideration, I’m all for it- if it’s something that I would be interested in.

I don’t accept money/products from companies I don’t believe in, I don’t do PAID REVIEWS, and I would never lie to you guys to get free items -that’s just ridiculous. Seriosuly what would be the point?

Me complaining about views “all the time”? Who do you have me mistaken for? No, I really want to know! I don’t even know when the last time I lamented to my Twitter followers about that!  Twitter is sort an open-door platform where I can vent about whatever, get feedback from you guys etc….and from what I hear, many of you appreciate my honesty. For a time I was just frustrated in general, and maybe I said things I shouldn’t have. C’mon we’ve all been frustrated and said thing we didn’t mean & regret, I just said them on the internet. In truth I now find it nearly impossible to keep up with the emails, messages, and comments I get daily- again I’m not complaining, but I just feel bad that I can’t respond to more questions- I feel like I’m letting people down 🙁

Anyway, these kinds of comment hurt my feeling, because I know that my intention are honest and well- meaning-  People that think these things need to stop projecting on me. This is the reason I deleted my Formspring account- there were a fair few legitimate questions, but many were personal or troll-y, and a handful were mean spirited- no one needs that.

I feel much better now!

All that said, I know that this send off only applies to a very (very) small percentage of you! I want you all to know that I really appreciate all of you, and even if you had a twisted idea about me, it’s all good.  This is in no way a ploy to get sympathy, and I’m not over here crying or anything! I just really needed to clear the air and get those thoughts off my chest! I’m not stupid, I know what people in the beauty community think of gurus/bloggers/etc. I just needed to let you all know I’m not “that” Guru.

I’m a goober.

With love and respect,


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Cora (vintageortacky)


  1. QponCutie
    April 25, 2010 / 11:34 pm

    You tell ’em! I definitely think they have you confused with some other YouTubers out there. (I REALLY want to name names, but I won’t! LOL)

    Keep on doing what you’re doing! You are by far my fave Goober!

  2. Jeauneil
    April 25, 2010 / 11:37 pm

    Dont worry Cora, 99.99% of us know that your amazing and you would never lie to us! Keep up all your good work and don’t let those trolls get under your skin.

  3. celeste
    April 25, 2010 / 11:38 pm

    people are fucking ridiculous sometimes. Don’t get it get to you girl! they dont have any thing but time and jealousy and venom. I love you vidoes and I’m with you! If you can get paid to do something you love, why the hell wouldn’t you? (pixieskulls)

  4. RachSF
    April 25, 2010 / 11:43 pm

    Stupid trolls who have nothing better to do. It’s all good because you have a whole lot more real fans who love and trust you for what you do. Jealous jealous people.

  5. Rosie
    April 25, 2010 / 11:55 pm

    Cora, I think you’re loyal subscribers, we know you’re not that kind of guru at all. I have unsubscribed to others twitters because of it or stopped watching certain people’s videos because it’s so obvious they’re getting paid to promote random shit which irritates me. But you are always honest and real and show you care. We love you, Cora. I’m sorry for the haters out there. Plus, if you dislike someone on youtube, just unsubscribe silly haters. Don’t be mean. Karma is a bitch. Just because it’s online does not give you the right to be a mean person and say shitty things about people.

  6. Blaze
    April 26, 2010 / 12:07 am

    If I thought you were one of those guru’s I wouldn’t watch you. I think its awesome you get paid and if I had a good cam I’d be working towards getting paid for what I love to do too. Just because someone isn’t happy with their lives isn’t a reason to bring you down. Ignore the haters you know who loves you! I appreciate the time and effort that you take to show us new products and I value your honest opinion. If I didn’t I wouldn’t waste my time watching them, I certainly wouldn’t waste both of our time by complaining about something you did for your viewers and yourself. I can’t stand reading negative comments it annoys me when people complain about a video that they sat through even though no one forced them and then had the nerve to complain about it. If you don’t agree with what your watching don’t watch it! I think negative people should be banned from the internet 😀 you should have to pass a personality test to be online!

  7. Danielle
    April 26, 2010 / 12:16 am

    Whoever has been hating on you clearly has you confused and has not watched your videos. I love you because you are honestly the most down to earth and genuine popular “guru” I’ve found. I forget sometimes that you have so many subscribers sometimes because your videos are so personal and friendly to me. I truly appreciate that you comment back almost every time I leave a comment on my video and I value your honest opinion. Forget the haters and keep doing what you are doing for those of us that know you.

  8. April 26, 2010 / 2:01 am

    Very well said, Cora!
    Those people can just eff off. They’re very obviously jealous. I’ve actually known people who DO blog for the perks and they get into all sorts of drama and schemes to get what they want. They’d promote company-sponsored contests and win them all for themselves. Now, that’s blogging for the wrong reasons.

    You are definitely not one of those people and I appreciate all the hard work you put into your tutorials and reviews.

  9. Sandy
    April 26, 2010 / 3:10 am

    This is a disapointment that people see you in this light! I for one DO NOT! I frickin’ LOVE watching your videos! You’re my number 1 guru =D The bottom line is that these ‘haters’ are just REALLY jealous of your makeup skills..makeup collection..(hair ;p)..and that you have a great big following of girls (and guys) that really enjoy watching you.
    I don’t see a thing to complain about. You help people out with makeup issues and hair issues, all sorts AND amazing makeup looks!
    You shouldn’t have to justify anything to these ‘haters’..if they really have a problem with anything then they should just stop watching its as simple as that.
    Love xxx

  10. Shauntai
    April 26, 2010 / 4:27 am

    Wow that’s so ridiculous! I completely understand how you feel. If someone were to tell me that I could get paid for any of my numerous hobbies I’d jump at the chance! Let the haters be exactly what they are: haters and jealous! Let if fuel your passion!

  11. Teresa
    April 26, 2010 / 6:35 am

    The people complaining are just jealous. I really enjoy your videos and the fact that you tell us less expensive dupes for the same thing. I don’t own any MAC eyeshadows but do love the colors just can’t afford them. Keep up the good work!!!!

  12. Beth
    April 26, 2010 / 6:41 am

    you tell them Cora! how could anyone dislike you! they must be confusing you with someone else definatly!! kepp up the good work, your a stunner and a star
    BIG LOVE FOR CORA!!!! <3

  13. Missa
    April 26, 2010 / 6:54 am

    u tell em girl ! omg ppl need to get a life an a clue !!! ive never seen u negative or be stuck up like some other “gurus” u r pretty much down to earth an upbeat…an i like that ! keepin doin u girl…u got more love than hate !

  14. April 26, 2010 / 7:47 am

    Cora – I hate to see people act so ugly towards others, especially when folks like you are just being helpful and spreading a little joy and making life a bit more interesting. I wish people like your ‘hater’ would just UNSUBSCRIBE! She needs to get a life…QUICK. Keep on doing you girlfriend!

  15. Krista
    April 26, 2010 / 9:27 am

    You have never come across to me in that manner at all. I see you as very fun and energetic with a huge passion for what you do. Keep on doing it…I think you are great!!!

  16. nyk
    April 26, 2010 / 10:20 am

    Don’t let the haters get you down there are far more Cora lovers than haters!!
    Some people have nothing better to do than ruin others good days … Pity them instead they clearly have an unhappy life and some “issues ”
    As for you haters didn’t your mother ever tell you if you can’t say anything nice then shut up!!
    If you feel that way don’t follow Cora don’t read her blog ,unsubcribe from her videos, get a life of your own no one is forcing you to watch her video’s or read her blog!

  17. Victoria
    April 26, 2010 / 10:49 am

    This song is so you right now :]

    • 1wog4ever
      April 30, 2010 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks for keepin it real Victoria. All the haters really hate themselves and don’t realize it.

  18. Crystal
    April 26, 2010 / 10:53 am

    Shouldn’t even worry about those ppl, like you’ve said b4, there’s too much time to be spent in this world on negativity and to not make it apart of yourself. Which is so true.

  19. Monie(smurfettemonie)
    April 26, 2010 / 11:36 am

    Fuck them haters we LUV your tutorials and most of all your advice u r a sweety and we luv ya girl;)

  20. Jackie
    April 26, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    Right on Cora!

    I also make money doing what I love (I make things, soaps, aromatherapy, etc) and there really is no better feeling in the world creating things with love, for others to enjoy.

    Keep it up!

  21. April 26, 2010 / 2:08 pm

    I have no idea what a goober is but I am sure glad you are who you are, you can see your honesty shining like a beacon and the only people who question it are those who lie through their teeth and think everyone else does the same.
    Keep being you Cora we love you for you xx

  22. April 26, 2010 / 4:04 pm

    I’d say one half of them are jealous and the other are trolls. Keep doing what you love to do and what we love that you love to do.

    Confusing sentence was confusing, keep it up!

  23. April 26, 2010 / 4:45 pm

    Hey Cora! Well said. I think part of the reason people hate on others is that they are jealous. Of your talent, of your makeup, of your looks, of your personality…whatever! You have more/better than they do, so they get their yayas off by hating on you. You’ve always presented the truth and if they can’t handle it, too freaking bad. I’m not sure who they think they’re watching either, but they’ve obviously gotten you confused with someone else.

    Keep doing what you’re doing and never let the haters get you down. You’re awesome!

  24. Renee Canetta
    April 26, 2010 / 11:46 pm

    That’s ridiculous! Keep doing what you do best. You deserve everything positive that comes from your hard work. Don’t even give them the time of day! Love.

  25. mali_rulez
    April 27, 2010 / 4:57 pm

    Just know that there are many many more of us that appreciate you than there are haters. Don’t let those jackasses get you down or get the best of you. You’re better than that!

  26. April 27, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    Ok, so whoever “hates” you has their own issues and is not fully satisfied in their life. Your videos are awesome, you are awesome, and you are always upfront with everything, keep up the great work!

  27. Casey
    April 28, 2010 / 6:31 am

    First off, if you can make money doing something that you love, DO IT! It makes your job more enjoyable, and those involved much more happy. I’m pretty sure you’re already doing this ;D

    Also, when I first started subbing to other beauty guru’s (and I was subbed to the one that I think this person got you confuzzled with), it took me a while to find you. When I watched your videos, everything changed! It was quite the eyeopener.

    Why would I continue to watch someone who is begrudgingly selling out to every company she can get her grubby spoiled hands on when I can watch someone (YOU) who really has fun in her videos, doesn’t ramble about her spoiled little life, and offers us options to use makeup that isn’t *gasp* MAC.

    I find this hilarious, and I hope this hater is laughing because s/he OBVIOUSLY has the wrong “guru.” This is quite comical!

  28. Carolina
    April 28, 2010 / 4:11 pm

    Keep it up, I love your videos!

  29. 1wog4ever
    April 30, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    Hopefully the haters are reading all the love that you’re getting. Too bad so sad for them…they have no idea what it is to be truly loved and appreciated. Keep on beautifying (have no idea if that’s a word LOL) our world.

  30. Holly
    May 3, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    Cora you’re not a bitch. I don’t personally know you but i read your blog and watch you all the time. I’m grateful that I found a makeup artist that i can actually relate too, and enjoy watching their videos. That person is clearly misinformed. Keep doing what youre doing. We all know you are anyway. :]

  31. Callie
    June 9, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    Cora, Don’t waist your time addressing people like this! You are beautiful and so freaking talented. I have learned a lot from you. Say what you want on here, even if it’s considered negative to some. This is your site, not mine or anyone elses! If someone doesn’t like what you say or do, then they don’t have to watch. But, the days are only so long, don’t waiste your time on people like this. Instead, reply to me and all your other positive followers, who love you and need you to help us stay beautiful. I love you Cora!

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