So similar, that she even titled the post the exact same way as me, almost formatted the same way, mentioned the companies in the exact same order, made the exact same points and expressed the same opinions regarding the independent brands and packaging.
The sentence that made me extremely suspicious that she may have copied from my post was when she said this:
Whereas I wrote:
"The brands that they featured in the February inaugural box were: Weleda, Smith's, Comodynes, Priti NYC. Personally, I have never heard of any of these brands. I feel that the cosmetic industry in the US is much more competitive and saturated, so there are a lot more cosmetic companies out there."
She must of thought that "Personally" was a brand from reading my post, where as I used the word "Personally" to express my experience and opinions. I pointed this mistake out by commenting on a post she made in the Beauty Box Review Facebook group.
I just want to say that if you're going to take people's ideas and pass it off as your own, I hope your changes are drastic enough so copying doesn't seem so obvious or at least give them the credit that they deserve. I'm starting to wonder if I'm the nameless "Facebooker" she mentioned in her post.
If you are curious to see what she wrote and compare it to what I wrote, here are the links:
Perhaps I'm overreacting, or maybe it's wrong of me to write a post about this situation, but this just doesn't sit right with me. I wouldn't care if it was was 50% similar or 75% similar. The fact is that in my eyes, being the originator of the post, it's at least 95% like mine and I'm not the only one that sees that. I wouldn't mind if she kept her post up, but it would be nice if she showed some acknowledgement that she did take some points from my post.
Anyways, let me know what you think. Is it a coincidence that it's so similar or do you think she might of copied and condensed?
Update: Apparently this isn't the first time (so that answers my question).
Check out these links:
Update: She apologized and credited me and Aleeza as a sources in her respective posts. I appreciate her acknowledgement and I hope this doesn't happen again.