I was threading my brows last week prior to Christmas and Akari, the girl that typically does my brows asked me if I had children. I said no but I have a little baby dog to which she laughed and I replied back, do you? And she told me yes, she has one little girl who is seven years old. And we got to talking as she worked on my brows and she explained how her seven year old likes to watch youTube videos about makeup and how she asked for makeup for Christmas.
Weirdly enough as a very liberal person I thought this shocking. I have such a contrasting personality sometimes because I’m very liberal about certain topics where as others I’m more of a traditional conservative and on the topic of makeup I guess I am a little conservative as the idea of a seven year old watching youTube gurus and wanting makeup felt rushed to me. Shouldn’t she be asking for Barbie’s Dreamhouse? I guess not considering we live in an entirely different society than the one I grew up in. I’m NOT THAT old but but today’s youth is far more advanced and much more mature than I ever was. Even at 12 the thought of boys and makeup was just a little speck on my radar as I was still very much a child still. Maybe I was a late bloomer.
None the less, she asked her mom for makeup and her mom being her mom wanted to please her daughter ad she explained to me she got her some rather inexpensive makeup that wasn’t super mature but enough to make her feel grown up. To me, that sounded perfect without forcing her child to grow up overnight. Today I actually felt compelled to call her and ask where she got the makeup from because Claire’s has a ton of rather cute makeup that’s should be terribly appealing to smaller children and tweens which had to be pulled from shelves due to the concern that it tested positive for asbestos.
Not exactly what you want to hear after Christmas when you might have gotten one, two, or more of their items as stocking stuffers for your children, grand kids, or nieces and nephews.
Claire’s released a statement which appears on their website:
“As a result of today’s inquiry from WJAR-TV, we have taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from sale, and will be conducting an immediate investigation into the alleged issues. Once we have more information and have the results of the investigation we will take the necessary action. If you have items you wish to return in the interim period we will issue a refund.”
The items pulled from shelves are:
- Ultimate Mega Make Up Set
- Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48-Piece Makeup Set
- Pink Glitter Cellphone Makeup Compact
- Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set
- Rainbow Bedazzled Star Make Up Set
- Rainbow Glitter Heart Shaped Makeup Set
- Mint Glitter Make Up Set
- Rainbow Bedazzled Rectangle Make Up Set
- Pink Glitter Palette with Eyeshadow & Lip Gloss
Customers can call Claire’s with any questions or concerns at 800-804-7194.
I hope none of you are affected by this but I thought I’d post anyway just in case.