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Tarte Frxxxtion Stick Review

After a long day of wearing your makeup, do you ever have the feeling like your skin still isn’t that clean? Well I might have found the perfect solution for you! The Tarte Frixxxtion Stick. The makeup brand known as Tarte, also has a skin care line, and one of their many products is the Frxxxtion Stick, a travel friendly 3-in-1 cleanser. It is currently retailing for $22 and you get 1 oz/28 grams, and is rated 4.6 stars out of five on Sephora’s website, and 4.8 on Tarte’s.

The 3-in-1 cleansing stick, that twists up, is an exfoliant, cleaners, and a mask. This product is said to be the solution for oiliness (or just shininess in general), pores, as well as dull and uneven texture. The Frxxxtion Stick is vegan, hypoallergenic, as well as dermatologist tested. It is also formulated to not have any parabens or phthalates, and is made for all skin types.

The stick gently scrubs away the dead skin with “diatomaceous earth micro exfoliants” and has antioxidant algae that helps keep the skin looking revived and fresh by protecting and illuminating without it looking oily or greasy. You simply apply the formula on my massaging the stick directly on to your face.

Now I got to test this product and I absolutely fell in love with it! It is so travel friendly and productive. I have combination skin that is extremely sensitive skin with very little to no acne. Due to the fact that I have combination skin, I have some areas with dry patches and most exfoliators just dry me out more, but my oiliness gets worse if I don’t do some kind of exfoliant. I felt like this product successfully was able to get the dry and dead skin of my face without drying me out. The application is very easy and gentle, it tug or pull the skin and you honestly can’t feel the exfoliants till you actually massage it in.

I did have some cons about this product though, one big problem was the fact that it is a stick. My main problem with any kind of skin care or even makeup that is stick form is that they sometimes build of bacteria. Where as with a bottle, you constantly get new and fresh product out, you can’t do this with a stick. Due to you constantly using the same surface all over your face, it can kind of get nasty and grimey, and because of this build up, it may cause acne because you won’t truly be cleaning your skin after a while. Another con I had is I kind of feel as if this product goes extremely fast. One application use a bit of product and I don’t have $22 to throw in one product every few weeks.

Although I had a couple cons with this product, which is normally because no product is absolutely perfect, I still love it and plan to purchase it again, even with the price being slightly up there. I feel like this product did wonders for my skin and would 100% recommend this product.

Box of Crayons IShadow

Have you ever wanted a bright, popping, eyelook for going out on the town? So bright that it looks like you took your little sisters coloring materials? Well now you can finally get that look!crayons

An indibrand called The Crayon Case has recently released at a new eyeshadow palette called “Box of Crayons ishadow palette” and it has went viral!

The new palette has 18 bright, colorful, and eye-catching shades, inspired by our old crayola crayon box. Nine of the colors have a shimmery and glittery finish, and then the other Nine giving a nice, matte finish. This will definitely giving you some childhood nostalgia. Each shade is said to be extremely pigmented and long lasting. The shades are named after, you guessed it, basic crayon box colors. Although this is obviously crayola inspired, the brand is not collaborating or partnered with them.

 

This gives off a very simple vibe, it has your standard red, blue, green, yellow, ect. This palette is a must have for anyone who is into more artistic makeup, or interested a more professional makeup artis route, more clientele makeup. This palette retails for only $30, but due to it being an indibrand you have to order it online.

 

cartrageSadly these palettes are currently sold out due to the hot attention it’s currently getting from the media. This palette has been reviewed and tested by a multitude of beauty gurus in the youtube community, as well as gotten a lot of attention on instagram and twitter.
Now this isn’t the only thing of The Crayon Case has come up with, they have multiple “school supplies” themed products. They have “colored pencils” that can be used as lip liners or eyeliners, as well as a brush set that looks like pencils. They also make an eye primer that is supposed to look like a bottle of Elmer’s glue. Although the brand has many school themed products, it’s not completely school themed. They have normal brushes, beauty blenders, a couple eyeshadow palettes, eyebrow gels, and more. You should definitely check out The Crayon Case’s website and see if you like anything.

Prom Makeup Styles

Prom is just around the corner, if you’re a student at WCHS then it is this Saturday! With prom coming up so fast you want to have your makeup look prepared, especially if you want to look beat! In order to help you pick out your perfect makeup choice, you should probably have an idea of what you want. So don’t stress out because I may just have your solution! Continue reading Prom Makeup Styles

Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Face Masks

The new Dr. Jart’s Shake and Shot rubber face masks are finally out. These masks were just released a little over a week ago and take on a “DIY” feel as you mix the ingredients before applying. They are described as a “cream-to-sheet” mask and go on with a spatula (that comes with the mask) and peels off as if it is a sheet mask. These rubber masks are actually quite frequent in Korean beauty and spas. It is said that these “cream-to-sheet” masks are made to be more penetrating to the skin, reaching into the pores and skin in general than most sheet masks, as well as face masks in general. Due to you mixing the ingredients makes the masks more fresh and better for the skin. Continue reading Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Face Masks

Is Animal Testing Bad?

Is animal testing so bad? Well let’s start with what is animal testing? Animal testing is where scientist test products such as cosmetics and medicines on animals in order to see if they are safe on humans. The animals that are mostly tested on are rats/mice, rabbits, bids, guinea pigs, and other small vertebrates. In some cases cats, dogs, pigs, and some other “farm animals”.

The animals that are used in laboratories are often bred just for experimentation. We as humans like to think in many cases the animals that are tested on come out completely okay! Except that isn’t the case at all! These animals are poked at with needles and other sharpe and scary objects, basically tortured for endless periods of times. In some cases this is even their last moments. In some experiments the animals “must die” in order to carry out the experiments. In order for us to test botox, vaccines, and test chemical safety. The animals that take part in these experiments either die or are extremely close to dying (source used), but what happens to the ones who survive? We simply can’t throw these poor creatures into the wild, most of them have been kept in captivity their whole life, they won’t survive. In many cases these animals are euthanized using either a gas or sedative. (source)

Why should we test on animals? When we test on animals it eliminates the risk of a human getting hurt or even dying. If you can find a cure for a disease and it requires experimentation, then in most people’s eyes it is okay morally okay. In most cases the reason scientists use animals is due to the fact they have similar DNA traits as humans, as well as there are no other way to have a more accurate simulation. Also in some cases the animals may benefit. Although these animals are helping us out in our medical field, why do we test our cosmetics on them? What is in our lipsticks and mascaras that we need them tested, and why can’t humans do these experiments?

Animals are being testing on and in some cases basically tortured just so we humans can see which botox is the best, or which lipstick is really “long lasting”. Many of your favorite brands use animal testing. Brands such as Avon, Benefit, Makeup Forever, and so many more! For some companies, such as the makeup brand MAC, they legally have to test their products on animals. MAC is made in China where it’s a law to test products on animals. Although in the United States this is not a law, but there are very few laws against/ preventing product testing on animals. An organization called PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has stated that more than 100 million animals die each year due to product testing. PETA even spoke out and said “they are confined to barren cages, socially isolated, and psychologically traumatized. The thinking, feeling animals who are used in experiments are treated like nothing more than disposable laboratory equipment.” (peta.org)

So do our teens feel about the cruelty that’s going on? Well I asked a few students from West Clermont High School how they felt and this is what they said. “Animals are living creatures and they shouldn’t be susceptible to torture just for people’s benefit.” Logan Graves, a junior at WCHS. “I think it is inhumane but also necessary, because there is really no way around it. Humans also could say no to it or do it and make money whereas animals can’t really say no.” Nicole Jordan, a junior at WCHS. I even asked a couple senior who gave me their hard hitting and honest opinions on the topic.

Alec Chitwood said, “I do not believe we should participate in animal testing because it is extremely cruel and degrading to the animal. When we experiment on animals, we are taking them out of their natural habitat and basically torturing them. They are already scared because they have no idea what is going on but they are strapped down, harnessed to something, etc. and they are poked, prodded, and put under excruciatingly painful conditions. A lot of times, when we experiment on animals we are doing it for cosmetic purposes but those experimental substances burn the hair and skin off of those defenseless animals. It’s like, how would you feel if you were strapped down and force fed and then have something put on you that burns the ever living hell out of your body. Scientific experimentation is so much worse. Like, they are put under harsher conditions where they are missing parts of their body and are forced to ingest stuff that can kill them and forced to do stuff that they don’t want to do all for food, it’s like if you were put into a maze and told that if you make it out you’ll get a prize but if you don’t we’ll shock you until you learn.”

Diana Hufford had this to say on the issue, “I think it’s okay when it’s used for medical progression when there are no other alternatives available, but even then causing the least amount of harm possible, but if you have to test a blood clotting agent on a rat because there’s no other way to mimic the regular circulatory functions of a human body that’s fine, as long as you aren’t intentionally causing more harm to it than what’s necessary. I don’t personally agree with experiments that end in the animals death but I can see why it has to be done to make medical progression but if it’s cosmetics or whatever no way! If you need to test on animals to see if my hair will fall out from using your shampoo then 1) it’s probably not actually safe and should be regulated and 2) there are people who are willing to test cosmetics who have free will.”

Now that you have heard the truth about what these poor creatures are going through and heard some people opinions, how do you feel on the topic?

Winter Dance

West Clermont High School is super excited to announce that they will be having their very first winter dance! Come and jam out with DJ John Buycks at WCHS. The theme of this year’s winter dance will be Fire and Ice! The dance will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 7:30pm-11:00pm. There will also be a winter royalty court who will be getting crowned! The dance is a semi-formal and tickets will be going on sale Monday, January 8th and will cost 15.00. If you are interested in going and decide to purchase a ticket please note there are a few things you need to know. Your student ID is required, there will be no lookups or office visits for temporary IDs. If you ended up losing your ID replace it in advance. Another thing that you will need is your infosnap information must be completed and at least half of your students fees must paid. Also, you are required to sign a behavior contract if you want to attend. So come on out and enjoy yourself and dance with friends!