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Doe Deere (aka Dough, Doh, Xenis, Xenu, Doe Derp, Dodo, bustyblondeangel, prettypuppy48, princessmoth, barb1efrommars, sushibabies4, Thunderwear, Lime Crime, and Xenia) is a Russian mail order bride suffering from inconsistent personality disorder who moved to the US in 1999 to marry the oldest looking 25 year old ever and to make a name for herself in the lolcow industry.
As a fashion school dropout who went on to become a failed fashion designer and a failed musician (twice), the self-proclaimed "Queen of Unicorns" is well on her way to becoming world famous and having her face plastered upon every surface in existence (at least she likes to think so). Most recently, Dough has invented bright colors and begun selling
original and innovative repackaged cosmetics.
Dough currently has over 9000 sockpuppets and two friends (a.k.a. her mom and sister) who assist her and her husband in her attempts to scour the internets and delete anything factual written about her company.
- 1 From Humble Origins
- 2 Lime Crime Makeup
- 3 What Doe really thinks about her customers
- 4 Lime Crime vs. Revlon
- 5 Lulzy threats
- 6 Lime Crime vs. Internet Bullies
- 7 Shrinkle Obsession
- 8 Doe Deere Blogazine
- 9 Pulling A Doe
- 10 Animal Rights "Activism"
- 11 Latest Shenanigans
- 12 Doe Deere and Lime Crime : A Sordid History
- 13 A Psychological Analysis
- 14 Gallery
- 15 See Also
- 16 External Links
From Humble Origins
Like many Internet Celebretards, Doe originally got her start as a weeaboo known as Thunderwear. In 2004, she changed her brand's name to Lime Crime and would scam people by selling crap loli dresses on eBay that she would hem with duct tape because she was too lazy to ask her mom to sew shit for her. It was around this time that her obsession with fellow fashion designer Shrinkle began, as Doe's designs were basically just shitty rip-offs of hers. After their friendship ended, Doe started a new business in 2006 selling rip-offs of her new friend Supayana's designs under the name "A Little Country For An Urban Girl."
After realizing nobody was interested in the unfinished home-ec projects of a ginger weeaboo skank, she instead started a fake raffle for an animal shelter to make money and got all butthurt when people asked her which shelter they were supposedly donating to before giving the name of a shelter that doesn't actually exist. Soon after, Doe started another raffle, this time claiming to donate the proceeds to the Canadian Pet Rescue. Suspicions were raised and Paypal was contacted, who shut down Doe's account after no evidence of her charity drive was found.
Failed Music Career
In 2002, Doe started a "rock" band with her husband called Sky Salt that had so much trouble booking shows that Doe had to rent her own club for a night just so that her band could finally play a show. Of course, this night was a failure, as it was confirmed that only 25 people showed up, most of which made the wise decision to leave before Doe's band even started playing.
— A former fan
Despite this, she touted her show as a huge success, claiming that hundreds of people showed up and the media called her "the next Bjork." No evidence of this praise was ever found and any comments asking to see these reviews were promptly deleted. Sky Salt disbanded in 2006.
As a result, Doe became so depressed the following year that she could barely even bring herself to post on livejournal anymore. However, she couldn't keep herself away from her computer for long and soon felt the overwhelming urge to further infest the internet by whoring herself out for more attention and money. Failing to take the hint from her first failed attempt at a career in music, she recorded some horrible elevator muzak and posted it on myspace, hoping to become discovered and therefore famous.
— Doe Deere, wishful thinking
This too resulted in failure, mostly because having shit pumped through one's head with a fire hose is more pleasant than listening to Doe's shitty excuse for music. With a failed clothing line and another failed music career, Dough was forced to get an IRL job to make money and started working at a bank in 2007.
Lime Crime Makeup
In 2008, Dough turned her money-sniffing talents to the cosmetics industry. Realizing the internet is full of 16 year old girls dumb enough to spend $16 on half a gram of glitter (which Doe herself has said, read next section) and lap up her unhygienic makeup advice, she printed some unicorn stickers, slapped it on a bunch of wholesale jars, and called it Lime Crime makeup.
Dough's first step was to
work with chemists to make a brand new formula so that her eyeshadows would be the brightest on the market place a giant order for wholesale micas from TKB and sell them at a 4000% markup. When a number of blogs reviewed her makeup and pointed out that Dough lied about making her own eyeshadows, she decided to prove them wrong by uploading a video of herself "making" eyeshadows. Of course, this video bears no resemblance to a video, made by the wholesaler she purchased her micas from, on how to make eyeshadows that was posted 2 years earlier (however, Dough managed to forget the gloves). She also posted a video doing a comparison swatch of LC shadows applied wet next to TKB micas applied dry.
What Doe really thinks about her customers
In response to negativity concerning the quality of Lime Crime, Doe said the following:
Here, Doe stated her wanting to make her shop exclusive to invites/friends, which she won't actually do because of her lack of friends. But even if she went through with this, she obviously doesn't realize that its unnecessary--considering the fact that people who DON'T want to buy Lime Crime would have no reason to create accounts to begin with. Here, she also concluded that people who write comments on BLOGS have no life, while she basically spends her time praising herself on her blog and sock-puppeting daily whenever she isn't pouring "her" micas from baggies to 15 cent jars.
Lime Crime vs. Revlon
In a pre-Lime Crime lipstick makeup tutorial that has since been taken down, Xenia listed the products used--one of which was a red Revlon lipstick. Later on, using the same photo of the finished tutorial, she posted it on her Lime Crime website claiming that in the very noticeably, newly photoshopped image she was wearing her own "true red, opaque" lipstick in Retrofuturist. Clearly, the Unicorn Queen can't even keep up with her own lies.
Doe has been known to make empty threats on the interwebs since people started uncovering her shadiness when she was selling shittier bootleg-Shrinkle dresses, duct-tape dresses, and craft glitter on ebay.
- In 2005, Doe threatened people on a LiveJournal community for using her pictures for lulz and talking about her inconsistent and shady behavior. After rivers of crocodile tears were had, Doe posted on LJ and told the big bullies that she had "reported" them and that they were all getting into trouble. Of course, nobody took her retarded threat seriously since she had no hoof to stand on and told her to shut the fuck up. Six years later via Twitter, she said that copyright violations were just people "spreading the word" and that the owners of photos should be grateful and not litigious. Of course, this only applies when "spreading the word" will get Doe positive (temporary) recognition.
- In 2009, she threatened to sue blogger Grey (Gothique) for not giving her crappy lipsticks a glowing review (read section below). When people found out, she then denied it, then said she did it because Grey was being dishonest, then changed her story again, then claimed on her blog that she issued a Cease & Desist on Grey because she wrote a "defamatory" page about Doe Deere and Lime Crime's history. A reader on Doe's blog that was also a long-time reader of Grey's called her out on it and said that no page existed because she had read the original review before Grey was threatened to take it down. Figured out and unable to cover her lies with another load of crap, Doe didn't reply.
Lime Crime vs. Internet Bullies
Like any good lolcow who tries to make money selling crap on the internet, Dough realized the only way she could silence the bad reviews about her makeup company was to threaten to sue anyone who said anything bad about her. She posted in her blog, rallying all her fans to take action.
—Doe Deere, asking for it
Rather than just improve her shitty products, Dough called in her attorney at lol on one blogger, Gothique, demanding she take down the review (reposted here) that said LC lipsticks were mediocre and overpriced and replace it with a scripted apology. At this very moment she is gathering her forces of sockpuppets to take down the internets, also known as the voices in Dough's head. And Mark.
Please keep in mind how often she blinks. Definitely not a liar.
Despite her abundance of tantrums over "bullies" conspiring against her (and her consequent BAWWWWWing for attention and reassurance), Dough is more than willing to publicly accuse anyone that disagrees with her of being stupid:
Since 2002, Dough has had an unhealthy obsession with Amy, aka Shrinkle. Initially friends (after eBay and friendster stalking Shrinkle for months), Shrinkle provided Dough with the Kryolan makeup she sold on eBay. This inspired Dough to set her makeup gun to "whore" and unleash step-by-step instructions on how to look like a two year old fingerpainted on your face, much to the lulz of the makeup artist community. Both would sell DIY clothing on eBay for hundreds of dollars with Shrinkle creating a design pattern and Dough unabashedly ripping it off by the end of the week.
When Dough's powertrips in her livejournal communities began alienating customers, Shrinkle parted ways and continued to be successful, while Dough cried on her pile of poorly restitched Marilyn Manson t-shirts. As tears gave way to anger, she and Mark began sockpuppeting in livejournal communities under the name prettypuppy48 to tell everyone how wonderful Lime Crime is and what a big bad drunk Shrinkle is, all the while publicly kissing Shrinkle's ass any time Shrinkle got any sort of press.
In the meanwhile, Dough focused her bodysnatching on other online personalities such as Johanna Öst and Supayana. Like Shrinkle, both girls eventually ran as fast as they could when they could no longer stand Dough's powertrips and smothering.
Lime Crime vs. Sugarpill
Fast forward to 2010, and the obsession continues. Shrinkle announces her upcoming launch for her own make-up brand, Sugarpill Cosmetics and Dough begins sockpuppeting again, this time anonymously in a comment thread stemming from a poorly researched article about Lime Crime micas. Taking time out from her busy-repouring-wholesale-mica-into-smaller-jars schedule, Dough brushed the cupcake crumbs off her Mickey Mouse sweater and started a troll campaign about how much Shrinkle is teh suxxorz and Lime Crime is not teh suxxorz.
Customers and fans of Shrinkle would immediately jump to her defense and pwn Dough, so she would retreat back in to her Pepto Bismol vomit house and check Craigslist to see if anyone responded to her "be my friend so haterz will like me" ad.
Upon seeing that only Mark was responding to her ad, Dough immediately checks twitter to sees hundreds of people are buying Sugarpill, including Mark, who has bought two palettes to go along with the scarf he stole from Dough's mom's closet. While waiting for a response to her Butthurt form, she notices a page from one of her wholesale makeup catalogs stuck to the bottom of one of her ugly patio paint covered shoes. She immediately takes pictures of Mark's Sugarpill palettes along with the wholesale ad and posts them anonymously as "proof" that Shrinkle repackages her make-up from LaFemme.
A commenter on the article found out that the camera details on Dough's account match up to the camera details on the sockpuppet account. Dough then went back to the kitchen and left huge mascara laden crocodile tears all over her TKB stash and uneaten cupcakes from her tea party of fail. Dough still had the audacity to deny any wrongdoing despite the existence of evidence to the contrary.
Doe Deere Blogazine
After livejournal could no longer be bothered to give a shit about her, Dough did what every other pretentious attention whore with too much unwarranted self-importance does and turned to the blogosphere, creating the Doe Deere Blogazine to showcase her "uniqueness." Featuring "makeup tutorials, style & fashion tips, tales of living in NYC, as well personal musings from Miss Deere," Dough's blog is basically a shittier and more obnoxious version of blogs like galadarling.com with even less credibility and original content. Regardless, she likes to believe that she is an inspiration and a role model to the 16 year old girls who read her blog and will post about how much they adore and admire her at every opportunity.
- Editorials: TL;DR articles where Dough pretends to be knowledgeable on a certain subject, thus making herself look like a complete twat. When she can't be bothered to think of something to write about, she'll just plagiarize someone else's writing.
- Excursions: For when Dough actually leaves her house. These entries often feature photos of her posing awkwardly with other people in attempt to appear popular and sociable IRL.
- Fun & Games: Instead of throwing away her cheap and unwanted garbage, Dough gives it away to one of her readers in attempt to seem kind and charitable.
- Inspiration: Entries full of stolen photos. No credit is given to the photographers because that would just take attention away from Dough.
- Letters from Readers: Readers write to Dough asking for advice on how to be more like her, because she is just so unique and inspirational. It is suspected that most of these "readers" are actually Dough herself, as that would give her another opportunity to praise herself.
- Makeup Tutorials: For anyone who wants to pile makeup on their face with both eyes shut. After all, who wouldn't want to look like this?
- Photoshoots: Because she can't possibly display her own face enough.
- Style Diary: Pictures of obnoxious outfits to appeal to teenagers who strive to be OMG different, in which Dough parades around looking like a colorblind fucktard.
- Unicorn Queen: More of Dough doing what she does best: talking about herself. In other words, nothing interesting is ever posted in this category.
Dough often tries to appear charitable in her blog, but has admitted to stealing and thinks that it is totally okay (however she later removed the line about stealing the jacket from her blog). She also manages to lie at least 100 times in a single entry and is often unable to get her own story straight. For example: Dough originally claims that she moved to the US at age 17. Later on, she posted a blog entry that said otherwise and then proceeded to delete fucking everything that stated that she moved at age 17.
Fortunately, most people above the age of 16 are able to see Dough's blog as the cesspool of lies, hypocrisy, and garbage that it really is, as all the rainbows and glitter in the universe aren't enough to cover it up. For everyone else, there is...
Still not satisfied with the amount of attention she was receiving, Dough decided to start a fan club for herself. Those who have been successfully brainwashed may apply by kissing Dough's ass to prove that they are worthy, as "only the best and most loyal" fans are chosen. Members, also known as "Futurettes," will often be found white knighting wherever anything bad is said about their "Unicorn Queen," insisting that the "haters" need to "get a life!!!!" This behavior can be seen in basically every 5 star comment posted here. The most dedicated fans draw fanart of Dough for her to fap to.
After a blogger posted an unfavorable review of Lime Crime lipsticks, Dough became butthurt and sent an email to her minions, encouraging them to spam the blogger's personal email address to tell her how great Lime Crime is. Meanwhile, Dough acted sweet to the reviewer to make herself look good but by then everyone knew what she had done.
Pulling A Doe
You know you've pulled a Doe when:
- You masturbate to your own image
- You claim to be OMGVEGETARIAN but only when its convenient for you.
- You photograph yourself on an almost daily basis
- You produce a booklet of yourself and call it a "collector's item"
- You make an "appearance" and give away autographed posters of yourself (because nobody will buy them)
- You have a watchlist of people you want to be and then do everything they do
- You take down the big bad bullies who don't rave about your products
- You contradict yourself on a daily basis
- You claim to invent something that already exists(in her case--the color spectrum, pigmented cosmetics, and makeup tutorials)
- You surround yourself with indoor cats because you don't have any real-life friends that don't consist of naive, 14-year-old girls on Facebook
- You feed your animals toxic foods, blog about how much they love it, and then after being informed of its effects, claim that you don't do it.
- You repackage and sell wholesale mica in 50 cent jars and justify your own actions by slapping custom-made stickers on them.
- You buy a pack of children's sunglasses at Wal-Mart and then sell them for $40 to adults
- You only attend public events and take pictures with complete strangers in order to make it look like you have friends.
Animal Rights "Activism"
These days, Dough's cause of the week seems to be animal lovers, particularly vegans. Having no idea what a "vegan" is (or a dictionary, for that matter), she pulled a Dough and decided that it must mean "hipster type stupid people with lots of money to give to meeeeeeee." She began advertising her dirty kitchen micas and lipsticks as vegan, then asked people on twitter if vegan is a person, place or thing.
When everyone told her to STFU, she acted in typical butthurt fashion and refused to change any of her press releases, bios, or site information claiming that her cochineal laden products are vegan. Being the beacon of intelligent thought that she is, Dough claimed that she's one too u guise except for fish, burgers, chicken and veal on Fridays. And that she still wears fur; but it's okay, because her Mom forced her to and told her that New York winters made fur wearing an absolute MUST.
Clearly having not learnt her lesson from being outed for her previous animal charity scam, she struck again by telling people to buy her lipsticks so she can donate the money to Bide-A-Wee. When asked what percentage of the profits would be donated to Bide-A-Wee, Dough responded by sticking her mica covered fingers in her ears and galloping off into the night on her hooves.
Other animal rights fubars committed by Dough include:
- Failing at vegetarianism in one of the world's most vegetarian friendly-cities.
- Not realizing she should save the seals because she didn't know how cute they were
- Poisoning her cat Puffalo with grapes, then denying it (see comment #8)
- Declaring herself the queen of the Unicorns, much to the dismay of Unicorns everywhere
- Ripping off Shrinkle again, Doe announced on Facebook that she is planning or releasing a holographic Lime Crime sticker that will surely cost 1536464367% more than Amy's $1 sticker that she released when she started Sugarpill.
- Doe offered her house and poisoned cats to be used in a Locketship photo session and when people found out that she only offered so that they would use her and her shitty makeup for the shoot for her to brag about later, they refused and Doe cried rivers of unicorn piss and pulled out of the shoot. But it didn't matter because everyone found out about what she did and they were able to use someone else's healthy, poison-free cats instead that surely wouldn't drop dead in the middle of the shoot like Xenia's probably would.
- Via Twitter, Doe asked her followers what they thought about a collaboration with one of Sugarpill's models and everyone thought and said it was shit because everyone knows she's trying to hijack Amy's models to take down Sugarpill because her own repackaged crap is failing.
- On an Examiner article of over 9,000 comments, "anonymous" people started talking shit about Amy saying that she and her friends took cocaine to lose weight for IMATS, that Amy looks fat (even though Doe is fatter and photoshops herself to look thin), and a bunch of other false unicorn-shit. Aside from trying to make Amy look bad for untrue crap, Doe went as far as to make fun of one of Amy's friends for having an accent. Causing a huge lulz, everyone knew that it was Doe and it was pretty much confirmed when the spam filter turned off (which happens when comments are continually posted by a single source). Doe swears that its Amy's friends that keep the thread alive, but everyone knows that its nobody but the unicorn trying to stir up shit that always backfires on her ass.
Doe Deere and Lime Crime : A Sordid History
Resurrected from Oh Dear, Doe Deere
- Xenia begins selling DIY clothing on eBay under the moniker Thunderwear!.
- October - Xenia opens the invite-only LiveJournal community LittleBigGirls to create a community for DIY eBay designers to advertise their auctions.
- Xenia releases a CD “I Belive in Fairytales” with her band SkySalt. She also begins hosting events to promote her band.
- Xenia changes the name of her eBay store to Lime Crime and begins friendship with Amy Doan, who sells clothing on eBay under the moniker Shrinkle. Some of Xenia’s designs seem to be influenced by Amy’s designs and color palettes. She also launches her own website, limecrime.net, to promote her new line of DIY clothing and discusses dropping out of FIT to pursue her music career.
- April - Xenia threatens to sue a 13 year old girl over how she credited her images and then the MeanestBastard community takes her to task with how she dealt with the entire ordeal.
- A majority of the members of the Little Big Girls group leave. MissMeganMaude, a former member of the LittleBigGirls group, writes a blog post highlighting how Xenia ran the LGB group and how she would attack other DIY designers personally if she didn’t like them. Amy comments on Megan’s post letting her know she disagrees with Xenia’s actions.
- May - Amy’s comments in another MeanestBastard post seem to suggest her friendship with Xenia is over due to how she treats other people.
- Lime Crime the clothing line shuts down and Xenia focuses on her make up tutorials and begins selling repackaged glitter on her website. Her personal style changes from bold and bright colors to soft and feminine pastels as her website relaunches. She briefly returns to making clothing, relaunching with a collection called “A Little Country for an Urban Girl” , but many of her designs appeared to be heavily influenced by her friend Supayana’s work and Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2005 collection.
- Xenia also starts reselling children’s party favor heart shaped glasses as if they were adult sized ones for $14.
- January - Xenia begins holding raffle contests for prizes like a stuffed unicorn and a jewelry box.During the first raffle, the entrants money supposedly go to a local animal shelter despite no specific shelter name being mentioned. April - Xenia says she raised $200 in a raffle for “The Brooklyn Shelter” during her second raffle; however, no animal shelter exists in New York City under that name. Her PayPal account is reported when the facts don’t add up.
- May - Xenia’s PayPal account is suspended due to the fraudulent charity raffles.
- July - Xenia posts a blog explaining that she only resold a fur coat because it was her mom’s and that she still will continue to wear furs she owns. She also begins supporting the charity Bid-A-Wee.
- October - Xenia relaunches her music career under the pseudonym Doe Deere.
- November - Xenia writes about teaching children not to be cruel to animals and not supporting the clubbing of seals; the blog post has a very different attitude toward fur and animal rights than her previous post in July.
- Xenia begins promoting her single “SF Disco”, declaring it a “gay anthem” and describes how alluring she finds gay men in heavily stereotyped terms to shamelessly self-promote herself as a new gay icon:
- February - Xenia continues promoting her music and decides to go by the name Doe Deere primarily.
- August - Xenia relaunches her livejournal blog as Doe Deere Blogazine and begins doing makeup tutorials again.
- October - Lime Crime Makeup officially launches. The original collection features eye shadow, glitter, blush, primers, and brushes. Prices range from $12.00 USD to $25.00 USD.
- November – Xenia reposts an old image of herself dressed as Hitler in a Halloween retrospective post (image since removed, viewable here).
- Doe Deere Blogazine continues to feature new tutorials, outfits of the day, and editorial pieces. Xenia also gets interviewed quite frequently about her music and make up line.
- August - The repackaging of TKB micas by various companies breaks in the indie cosmetics blogging community; Anastasia of Lipsticks and Lightsabers writes a blog post comparing the Lime Crime magic dusts to TKB and Beauty From The Earth micas, supporting the claim that Lime Crime’s products were repackaged. Lime Crime responds by claiming that TKB is copying their products despite TKB’s line of pop micas existed before Lime Crime had even launched as a cosmetics company. Beauty From The Earth later confirms that they had repackaged said micas directly from TKB and would label them as such along with discontinuing the practice.
- September - Jessica Allison compares TKB micas, Lime Crime eye dusts, and eyeshadows from other companies on her blog. The swatches she provided again suggest that Lime Crime’s eye dusts were repackaged TKB mica and provides the price per ounce breakdown that shows how inflated Lime Crime’s prices are.
- October - Lime Crime lipsticks launch.
- Lillian Low discusses her earlier experience with Lime Crime as a fashion label. Her mother purchased a dress from Lime Crime that was poorly hemmed with gaffers tape and when the dress was posted to MeanestBastard, Xenia then calls Lillian’s mother an “asshole” for purchasing something with such shoddy workmanship.
- The Examiner Article “Is It A Crime to Look This Good?: Lime Crime Makeup” is published and it soon becomes a forum to discuss all things related to the repackaging scandal anonymously.
- The Mineral Make Up Mutiny (now defunct) launches and the make-up blogger community begins demanding more transparency about repackaging.
- November - The news of the repackaging scandal continues to spread and a member of a make-up LiveJournal community calls Xenia out for having re-sold basic glitter for an inflated price when she first began doing makeup tutorials. A gallery of comparison swatches between Lime Crime and TKB mica is posted to the Examiner thread, providing strong evidence that at least some of the eye dusts are repackaged TKB.
- LeGothique posts a review of Lime Crime’s lipsticks, which results in Xenia threatening to sue her for defamation and eventually forces her to retract her original review and post an apology.
- In response to the blog posts and comments about the repackaging scandal, Xenia writes a blog post and makes a video speaking out about her “haters”. While the post has been deleted from her blog, it is still available here via the Internet Wayback Machine. The post claims speaking out against Lime Crime’s customer service and requesting refunds via PayPal are fraudulent and she will not stand for it. Her post also encourages her fans to use social networks and blogging to refute these claims on her behalf against the “bullies”. The comments under the blog post also show that Xenia was actively censoring certain comments from fans disappointed in her actions and wanting more transparency from Lime Crime. In the meantime, Afrobella interviews Xenia about the on-going controversy. Xenia denies all wrong doing; the comments on the post highlight that Lime Crime does not allow returns and that there are multiple sources confirming similarities between TKB micas and Lime Crime magic dusts. Lillian Low responds to the “haters” video by saying that not everyone is lying and her experience with Lime Crime/Thunderwear! shows plenty of reason for people to criticize her customer service.
- December - A Youtube beauty vlogger, proudchapina, posts a video criticizing Lime Crime’s eye dusts for underperformance and the size of the jars she received not containing the amount of product they were advertised to hold. Two days after posting the first video and receiving legal threats from Lime Crime along and racist attacks from Lime Crime fans she made this response video. In collecting information for the “Lime Crime: A History” post, someone comments on the post saying that she was sold child sized sunglasses marketed as high-end designer glasses. When confronted over this, Xenia blames the buyer for not asking questions before making her purchase. No refund or return was offered to the buyer.
January - Ana from Lipstick and Lightsabers writes a wonderful post explaining all the repackaging drama and discusses Lime Crime’s legal action toward Grey of LeGothique for her review of their lipsticks.
Lillian Low blogs/vlogs comparisons between TKB micas and Lime Crime magic dusts, giving further proof that the eye dusts are merely repackaged mica.
February - Xenia congratulates Amy on the launch of Sugarpill via twitter.
Soon after Sugarpill Cosmetics launches an anonymous poster on the Examiner thread claims Sugarpill is simply repackaged LaFemme and supplies links to a Flickr account named princessmoth with pictures as evidence. Another anonymous user on the Examiner thread makes note of identical features between the camera details of princessmoth’s pictures and Xenia’s from her public Lime Crime flickr account, most notably that the camera date was set to 2027. The identical Exif details from the flickr accounts show that Xenia had not only been posting to the Examiner thread anonymously, but that she had intentionally gone out of her way to sabotage the launch of Sugarpill by trying to suggest that Amy had repackaged products.
Lillian Low also pointed out that “princessmoth” was the title Xenia gave to a makeup tutorial she had done several years ago, making it even more undeniable that the princessmoth flickr account was run by Xenia. Sugarpill also did not begin sending out packages until the 15th of February, further indicating that the products posted on Febuary 14th by princessmoth were not Sugarpill products but something photoshopped to look like they were. Lime Crime also begins promoting their products as vegan, despite still having beeswax in the lipsticks. Xenia then asks on twitter why vegans don’t use products containing beeswax. It is speculated that Xenia’s interest in veganism is a possibly a result of Sugarpill’s launch, which specifically emphasized their commitment to developing vegan products. March - Temptalia publishes her review of Lime Crime lipsticks, giving them a C- grade overall. Xenia comments on the review thanking Christine for her critiques and responds to some of her concerns with the lipstick formula. However, Xenia then sends her street team Christine’s personal email address to send her their opinions on how wonderful Lime Crime lipsticks are to her directly or comment on her website. In response to having her email put in the newsletter and Xenia’s lack of professionalism, Christine decides to not review any more Lime Crime products on her blog. April – Xenia travels to London for a promotional event for Lime Crime at SpaceNK. The blogLondon Beauty Review attends the event and provides this description of their Xenia, all while being fully aware of all of Xenia’s misdeeds: “From what you’ve read about her scheming ruthless business practices and underhand blogger-muzzling tactics, you’d probably expect Doe to be something of a diva in the flesh, and for her personality to be as distinctive as her outfit. However not even the most ardent of her detractors could have made that accusation after seeing her at the launch this evening. If anything she’s, well… vague, and spaced out. Perfectly nice, pleasant to talk to, but she doesn’t make a splash in the room. She’s happy to chat, and there’s no sense of snootiness or reserve, but she is still somehow quite detatched.” And more importantly : “Nobody at the launch discussed repackaging with Doe. Nobody uttered the words “duct tape dress” or “animal shelter” in her presence. No-one reiterated any of the accusations from the now-infamous Examiner thread. Maybe we should have taken Doe to task, tried to get some answers for the many fellow bloggers she’s upset. But at her own launch? Surely she’s entitled to enjoy her own party, and we as guests would be acting pretty shoddily to deliberately make her uncomfortable in that context. And to attack such a mild-mannered, whimsical being just wouldn’t have seemed OK, even if we had had the will to. (Maybe that was an intentional effect - I don’t know.) We asked one of Space NK’s PRs if they were aware of Lime Crime’s reputation online. Yes, was the answer - but it’s the products that are important, and the brand itself. Lime Crime’s ability to recruit hordes of young fans has a strong appeal, it seems, as Space NK look to branch out to a new demographic of shoppers.”
In contrast to London Beauty Blog’s decision to be civil in person, in Xenia’s 13 Things I Learned In London post, she takes the opportunity to insult British bloggers Anastasia (Lipsticks and Lightsabers) and Lillian Low (Funnyface’s Place) by including that she learned “trolls and haters only have the guts to troll anonymously”. Not only is this statement passive-aggressive, but it’s completely inaccurate in and of itself as both Anastasia and Lillian were not posting anonymously when they each wrote about Lime Crime. When asked specifically what #6 was in reference to, Xenia again takes no issue passively referring to anyone who has called her out online, as in her mind “trolls had the opportunity to show their faces in person, but they much prefer keyboard heroics.”, only to have the same commenter reply with “=\ Doe I love you lotsss and what you do but I think that’s a little immature. There are haters every where, and if they -did- show up in person, that’d be rather immature of them as well.”
August - A commenter named Rosalie calls Xenia out for her treatment of Christine of Temptalia and Grey of LeGothique. In response, Xenia says that Christine’s review wasn’t objective and that she has evidence to prove otherwise. Despite being requested to provide proof that Christine wasn’t fair in her review, she never posts anything supporting her argument. Christine respondssimply by reiterating that she didn’t find Lime Crime’s actions to be professional and that she has no interest in working with them in any capacity again.
September - ModCloth interviews Xenia as the blogger of the moment and the comments again go back to the repackaging controversy and other questionable business practices. Mod Clothapologizes for disappointing their fans in choosing to feature Xenia on their website.
November - Amy’s twitter is hacked and just happens to re-tweets a Lime Crime tweet.
December - Xenia announces the launch of gel eyeliners
January - Xenia answers a Formspring question (now deleted) about the duct taped dress that was sold to Lillian Low’s mother and again insinuates that Lillian made it all up. In response to this, Lillian fully explains what happened between her and Xenia, including posting emails they exchanged that refute what Xenia said in her answer. February - Xenia and Mark relocate to Los Angeles March - Xenia goes to Japan LA charity event for the tsunami victims; she is accused on the Examiner thread of only being there to take pictures with Amy’s friends - several of whom look uncomfortable with being photographed with her or are only in the periphery of the shot.
The Pop Romance collection of lipsticks launches; however, the promotional images are found to be heavily edited (as pointed out by a commenter named Justine) but Xenia denies photoshopping the photos for anything beyond artistic purposes.
Xenia and Mark foster a pair of bonded Persian kittens, but decide to only adopt one despite the recommendations of the shelter that the pair be kept together. Fans reiterate that it’s important to keep the two together, but Xenia insists that it’s okay to keep only one of the cats and names it Smoosh.
April - Xenia pens an article about the “lies” written about her and attempts to reframe her legal issues with Grey of LeGothique. Comments in the post call her out on many things, including dressing up like Hitler. Xenia claims that she can dress up like Hitler because her “grandmother is Jewish”.
In response to this post, Doe Deere Lies launches.
July - Tragically, Smoosh the adopted cat passes away suddenly only four months after being adopted. Xenia for some reason includes some discussion of how she’s been treated by people in Los Angeles in his memorial post, but eventually it is edited out. Fans and animal lovers alike again emphasize that Smoosh should have never been separated from the other cat he was bonded to.
August - The controversy causing magic dusts are finally reformulated and new, smaller packaging is introduced.
In response to having posted other artists’ images without permission, Xenia tweets that taking their work is a compliment and shouldn’t result in legal action toward her.
September - The Lip Noir collection is announced. Lime Crime begins sending out glitter stickers and working with singer Kerli, seemingly mimicking Sugarpill’s contest with Kerli earlier in the year and their glitter stickers.
October - Lime Crime starts following all of Amy’s/Sugarpill’s followers on Twitter; Amy states that she doesn’t know why Xenia is doing this.
Xenia befriends Kandee Johnson as a way to be “introduced” to Amy at the Beautylish event in Los Angeles, despite knowing who Amy is since 2003. The interaction between Xenia, Amy, Christine and Kandee does not go over well and Kandee apologizes to Amy for getting caught up in Xenia’s plan. Kandee later deletes her post about Lime Crime products after Beautylish is over.
November - Xenia deletes the comments entirely off of her blog after criticism continues to crop up, effectively erasing many of her less than professional moments.
The Carousel Glosses launch and the swatches appear photoshopped; once fans receive the product they look quite different in real life and have application issues.
December - Lime Crime discontinues their Pro program with little warning, upsetting many professional make up artists.
January - The China Doll palette launches and immediately receives criticism for their usage of racist and sexist stereotypes and inaccurate representations of Chinese culture and clothing, along with the ubiquitous problems with the promotional images being heavily photoshopped. Criticism also arises from the palette’s similarity to Sugarpill’s matte pressed eye shadows.
Discussion on the Lime Crime Facebook about the campaign also devolves rapidly.
Mai writes a blog thoroughly discussing exactly what is offensive about the ChinaDoll palette. Initially, Lime Crime reaches out to Mai and says they have read her post and would like to discuss it with her. However, after Mai contacts them several times, Xenia brushes off the discussion.
February - The China Doll palette launches and the PR release includes the phrase “whether you like it or not”, likely a response to the criticism the China Doll campaign received.
Lime Crime formally defends the China Doll palette and declares that what people are calling cultural appropriation is actually cultural exchange. Not surprisingly, there several critiques (via Lillian, via Mai, and via Magga) are written in response to what is seen as a dismissive response. A boycott of the palette and Lime Crime is launched in response to Lime Crime’s statement. Xenia also mocks people who called her out for cultural appropriation on her own Facebook page. The blog Panda Tells All reviews Lime Crime lipsticks and Carousel Glosses - finding that there was debris/hair in one lipstick, quality control issues with how the lipsticks are set in the tube, and a defective lipgloss brush in her order. When Panda asked what to do about the brush, Xenia tells her simply to trim the defective brush instead of offering a replacement. Eventually Lime Crime’s customer service rep Emma contacts her and says if Panda ships back the defective gloss, a new one will be sent but Panda would have to cover the postage - which Panda finds disappointing. Only after posting this review does Lime Crime comment on her review that they’ll cover shipping and the replacement gloss. March - Lime Crime attempts to pass of a similar looking photo featuring Sugarpill Cosmetics as being their own products; Jangsara, the original artist, has to publicly clarify that the look did not use Lime Crime products.
April - The Palette D’Antoinette begins being promoted along with a new line of nail polishes.
May - Uniliners launch; Lime Crime starts buying likes on Facebook. June - Lime Crime uses a random image off of DeviantArt from 2009 to promote the ChinaDoll palette; only after many people call them out on using an image they didn’t have permission to use nor uses their products do they apologize. July - Magic dusts are discontinued completely
The Aquataenia palette launches; it immediate gets compared to Sugarpill’s Heartbreaker palette that was being promoted back in April.
September - Promotion of the Alchemy collection begins.
October - A promotional image for the Alchemy Palette are found to be stolen from Eclectic Enchanments, a store on Etsy. When Storm Eldermoon, the owner of the image, confronts Lime Crime over this she receives a very unprofessional email from Lime Crime’s “legal team”.
An image from Christine’s original review is used without credit on the Lime Crime facebook page, prompting Christine to have to personally ask for her image to be taken down.
November - Velvetines liquid lipstick and Zodiac cosmetic glitters launch, along with the introduction of a “fairytale mirror”. The mirror is quickly found on Ali Baba.
December - The fairytale mirror is found to be wholesaled at $3.35/piece but retails for $29.99. Bree confronts Lime Crime about this, but her comments are deleted from their Facebook page. The Zodiac Glitters launch – but concerns are raised about whether or not Lime Crime is abiding by the United States’ FDA standards that does not permit cosmetics manufacturers to sell glitter specifically as an eye product and must warn customers to not use glitter as an eye product. The glitters originally were advertised to be used primarily with nail polish, but eventually became listed as an eye product. Presently, Lime Crime’s warning is listed under the ingredient list for the glitters, which is hidden unless it’s clicked on.
January - A customer reports receiving a Carousel Gloss containing hair in the product. March - Lime Crime is accused of stealing earnings from their affiliates as a former affiliate comes forward with her experience and emails from Lime Crime’s customer service. April – A customer reports having an allergic reaction to Lime Crime’s eye primer; more customers begin reporting their experiences with Lime Crime products directly to the FDA. May - Lime Crime is again caught using uncredited images – this time blogger Lanah Grace’s photo was used to promote their products on their official website without asking for permission or compensating her for the use of her image. When she contacted Lime Crime about this, there was no apology offered nor was she given any compensation for helping advertise their product. The image, however, was removed after the complaint was sent. At the end of May, Xenia announces she will be giving a talk at PHAMExpo called “Don’t Quit Your Daydream”, as a motivational talk and how to on turning one’s individuality into a business. June – In doing some research to update the blog, I ended up coming across an old blog post by Xenia in which she presumes a reader is Asian by her last name and demonstrates her stereotyped views of Asians yet again by including this in her response: “From your last name, I’m assuming that you are Asian. Unfortunately, Asian parents – especially fathers – can sometimes be authoritative and overbearing. They have a set vision of how they want their kids to turn out and often leave no room for exploration and experimenting. It’s saddening, and makes me appreciate my liberal upbringing all the more.” While doing continuing to do research, another older blog post on Doe Deere Blogazine definitively proves that Lime Crime was selling their products as vegan when they still contained beeswax and carmine. Despite the initial idea that Xenia’s talk was going to be focusing on how to take your individual interests and turn them into a successful business, her comments and Instagram pictures about the speech take on a hostile tone and suddenly focus on “haters” and how much money she has, and herslef rather than actual advice for people looking to start their own business or get more direction on how to approach the working world. On discussing the upcoming speech she wrote this “Haters: the subject I’m aching to address in my speech on Saturday! In my 10-year online career, I’ve had my share of them. They all fit the same profile: sad, broken people who feel trapped in their own life, so they chose to bully others who appear to be doing better than them. I say: screw ‘em!!! Don’t let some anonymous asshole on the Internet stop you from pursuing your ambition! Kick ass and prove them all wrong! #HATERS: Having Anger Toward Everyone Reaching Success”
"For me, being ME turned out to be not just good, but great business. By age 28, I was completely independent, working from home running my own website, making my own hours, and paying bills easily. By 30, I moved to the city of my dreams, rented a condo and established Lime Crime Head Quarters in Beverly Hills. By 32, I’ve bought a house and am moving my ever-expanding business to the most prestigious building in the valley. I did all of this with no debt and no help from investors. More importantly, I DID THIS BY BEING 100% ME". However, with some simple research, it’s easy to find that many of these statements aren’t true and that Xenia’s financial status several years ago did not appear to be as stable as she was making it seem to fluff up her speech. Xenia’s emphasis on money and the purchase of a new home also lead many to speculate that this speech is going to be the starting point for a new venture for Xenia that involves teaching people how to run a small business and emulate her success in a way similar to Gala Darling’s Blogcademy. The speech at PHAMExpo ended up focusing a fair amount on “haters” ; small segments of the talk can be found here and here ; isolated audio and partial transcript of the Q&A session arehere.
Lime Crime’s website and promotional images are redesigned in a style very similar to that of Betsey Johnson’s branding and illustrations.
July Babette Launches; reviews note that the color is not the same as the shade seen in the advertisements Lime Crime announces that price increases have begun and will soon occur across their entire product line. Xenia responds to a fairly sexist comment left on her Instagram picture; however, the inclusion of the person’s username results in a giant flame war and an onslaught of Lime Crime fans attacking the original commenter. Xenia uses similar images with Photoshopped colors to illustrate her lipstick colors.
August – Xenia posts an Instagram video of her new home’s bathroom and then responds to a comment on that video about how she must be rich by declaring stating “I am rich, but I wasn’t always”, setting off another debate in the comments about her choice to even respond to such an innocuous comment and if it is polite or not to discuss one’s financial status as something that’s achieved by “wanting” it bad enough. These comments lead to more speculation that the soon to launch “Doe Deere: Celebrate The Power of Individuality” may be marketed as a way to easy money and success through purchasing her advice.
May - an artist by the name of Richard Prince stumbled upon one of Deere's instagram photos. Rather than laughing at the large amounts of photoshopping and being on his way, he decided do something even lulzier. He took the Deere's photo and placed it in his art gallery in NYC along other selfies he "borrowed". He sold the photo for a whopping $90,000. Doe eventually took notice and did...............nothing. That's right, she's that lazy. 
A Psychological Analysis
This Person is Completely Fucking Insane
By Bob Williams, clinical psychologist
Psychologically speaking, the individual Doe Deere exhibits behaviors that can be described as nothing short of "fucking insane". These behaviors include but are not limited to: having delusions of grandeur, being a complete attention whore and a hypocritical bitch, and having no empathy. Upon closer examination, it becomes evident that this individual's fucked up combination of narcissistic and histrionic personality disorders leads to such high levels of unwarranted self-importance and such a desperate need for attention that the diagnosis of "fucking insane" is not enough to explain it and a diagnosis of "completely fucking insane" is necessary.
This illness is severe and is based on repressed feelings of inferiority combined with a desperate need for admiration and fame. Individuals like Doe Deere will display a complete disregard for others, an insanely high need for attention, and a strong sense of entitlement, all of which manifests itself in relationships. Such a completely fucking insane individual will become fixated upon famous personalities who possess actual talent, desperately trying to emulate them and be their friend, though the relationships always lack actual depth due to the fact that the individual is completely insane. Such relationships will inevitably come to an end once the "friend" realizes the true extent of Dough's insanity and proceeds to gets the fuck away from her, which is what all psychologists strongly advise.
— A former friend speaks out
Because it is impossible for the completely fucking insane to attribute any fault to themselves, they will often use the psychological phenomenon of "projection" to deny that they are pathetic failures, therefore placing the blame upon others. This leads to internet drama and even further insanity, which is clearly displayed in Dough's persistent attempts to sabotage Shrinkle and to convince everyone else of her own superiority. In addition, Dough's insanity sometimes sparks lulzy fights with other useless attention whores.
Completely fucking insane individuals will frequently lie intentionally and without any remorse, despite how ridiculous the claim is and how much evidence exists against it. Additionally, people like Doe Deere have an inability to feign normalcy, modesty, and genuine kindness, but will still attempt to do so in a pathetic manner, therefore generating many lulz.
Prospects: Because those diagnosed as "completely fucking insane" deny that there is anything wrong with them, psychologists generally consider the illness untreatable and those afflicted by this condition "beyond help". Due to this, the psychological community believes that Doe Deere will continue to infest the tubes to show off her special personality, providing endless opportunities for entertainment.
The Unicorn Queen
The epitome of class and originality.
Remember: professional, polite, and friendly.
- Attention Whore
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Unwarranted Self-Importance
- Inconsistent personality disorder
- Internet Celebrity
- Trying too hard
- "Internet Model"
- The Dough Is A Lie.
- Purchase Overpriced Micas and Chalky Lipsticks.
- Narcissism in action.
- Ask Dough a question.
- Dough on ModelMayhem, sooooo professional.
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