Today’s the day!!!

I can’t say how proud I am of this blog. The support, the love, the interaction, the success….it has all been overwhelming and came out of nowhere! Seriously, I started this blog just to merely showcase my horrific make-up skills. I would have never thought that it would turn into all of this. I am elated.

And I have to thank you readers, the most. A blog is NOTHING without supporters. I still think it’s crazy that people care about what I say or feel so inclined to comment on my pictures. My induction into two wonderful Beauty networks has made my pride for this site just go up!

….now before I start with the cyber-tears, let’s review Clumps of Mascara’s top 5 moments.

  • The Parrot Eye: This look started my obsession with bright colored make-up. I didn’t really start toning it down until months later. I spent HOURS blending to achieve the perfect parrot eye.
  • Face Art: Living in LA had crazy inspiration. I spent a ton of time playing around with Face Art. Especially after MAC debuted those crazy hot Halloween face charts.
  • The Tragedy: Ahhh, the infamous brow incident. This experience had me coverin’ my brows for at least a month straight. I wasn’t even inspired to do much make-up because I didn’t even like looking at my face because of those frightful brows. Dramatic, I know.
  • The post that put Clumps of Mascara on the beauty map: This one gave the blog so much fame and fanfare that I felt like a online celebrity for at least 2 weeks. Bringing in 51 comments and being featured on big name beauty sites made me realize how far I wanted to take Clumps of Mascara.
  • It’s Official-The introduction to Clumps of Mascara–the dot-com site. This post is what started the series, networking with you other beauty bloggers and all of those creative features that make Clumps all unique ‘n stuff.

So yeah….check out those special moments. If you’re up for some good laughs check out some of the first few FOTDs that I did. Boy, did I come a loooong way. And you, my faithful readers have been there for the ride.

Hang on as we make Clumps of Mascara a revolution!!!

Oh….and what a wonderful anniversary gift! Toya from Life of a Ladybug has featured me as Beauty Blogger of Color. Check me out here!

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  • PBW

    Happy Anniversary!

    You blog is a fun read and so inspirational.

    To commemorate your big anniversary, I’m wearing that bright orange Electo you talked me into all day!

  • Divine Blackness

    Yaaay!! Now you know you have to post some pictures of that!

    …and why did my dearest Mother enter to win Electro? LOL!

  • xoxo Jaimie

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!

  • xoxo Jaimie

    I love all the memorable moments! The parrot eye, I’mma do this weekend lol. And I loved the UDPP ONE!

  • slvrlips

    Happy Anniversary!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the world your inside take on makeup. I truly enjoy reading your blog entries. I feel like we have known each other for years.
    I wish you many more anniversaries.

  • Product Junkie Diva

    Congrats and hugs all around. I lov your ladybug feature….
    You are a great blogger so keep up the wonderful work.
    PRoduct Junkie Diva

  • Dwanna

    Congrats to Clumps! I wish nothing but continued success!

  • Sass

    love the top 5 moments! congratulations and happy bloggiversary!

  • GS

    Happy blog-iversary girl!!!!!

    you have such a nice blog, keep up the good work.

  • ohsoshy

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    That udpp post was E V E R Y W H E R E!

  • LBIC

    Happy Blogiversary!!!

  • Divine Blackness

    Having a blogiversary is seriously just as good as having a birthday! I’m lovin’ it and can’t wait ’til we celebrate some other blogiversaries out their. Thanks for the love, ladies!

    OhSoShy–> Yesss, that post was everywhere! I didn’t even realize it until uhhh…weeks later. Yummy411 had to tell me. LOL!

    LBIC–> I’m goin’ through withdrawals. I need you to post some craziness.

  • nywele

    Happy Blogiversary!!
    I loooooove your blog and just keep writing girl! Much love :)

  • D’lee Trecia

    Happy Anniversary!!!!! Blogiversary sounds better lol….

    You already know you have a nice place going over here!!!

  • D’lee Trecia

    Happy Anniversary!!!!! Blogiversary sounds better lol….

    You already know you have a nice place going over here!!!

  • D’lee Trecia

    Happy Anniversary!!!!! Blogiversary sounds better lol….

    You already know you have a nice place going over here!!!

  • D’lee Trecia

    Happy Anniversary!!!!! Blogiversary sounds better lol….

    You already know you have a nice place going over here!!!

  • D’lee Trecia

    Happy Anniversary!!!!! Blogiversary sounds better lol….

    You already know you have a nice place going over here!!!

  • Afrodite

    I remember the Halloween face art and the brows!

    I completely forgot that you only paid $5. Yeah, that should have been your first tip-off.

  • Dominican Enigma

    I love your blog, Happy Anniversary Sweetie, and yes I agree, Whole Foods is better than Sephora. Hugs, De

  • Whitney

    Congrats on the success of your blog! It’s fab and so are you! You are on top of beauty and style, so I wanted to let you know about If Looks Could Kill. These thrilling new webisodes were made by Toyota, who I work for, so I’m excited to share them with you! They follow an aspiring fashion designer, Bianca, who’s involved in international espionage by night. If you’re familiar with the BMW shorts from a couple of years ago (Guy Ritchie, Madonna), these webisodes definitely have a similar production level.


    Interactive: Toyota has gone one step further, the viewer can interact with Bianca to help her unravel the mystery that has suddenly become her life. I really enjoy the multiple levels; it adds a dimension of reality to the story and builds a unique relationship between the main character and viewer.

    Launch party: We just had our official launch party on 6/11 @ Eyebeam in NYC— with performances by Ashanti, Janelle Monae and Anthony Hamilton!

    I’d really love your take on the first episode—Haute Pursuit—and discuss more as the other episodes roll-out. Myself, I’m still trying to figure out who the bad guy is—the ex, the boyfriend, the boss? Or maybe it’s Nana? lol

    Again, would love your take because bloggers like yourself definitely have a good eye about what’s cool, hot and current. I would have contacted you via email but I didn’t know which the best way to reach you was. I hope I didn’t overstep my bounds by directly contacting you.

    Don’t be shy girl!

    Whitney Maiers
    ILCK Ambassador

  • Anonymous

    I’m proud of you hun!!! Keep it up!!!

  • SuzieC

    Congrats!! I loved the trip down memory lane! Keep up the fabulous work!!!

  • Fashion’s Darling

    Happy blogiversary!!!

    Girly your posts are informative AND entertaining. It doesn’t feel like I’m reading off a press release. There’s personality in whatever you write. That’s why you’re on top!

    L O V E this blog…holdin’ it down for the sistas =)


    PS. Probation is horrid…lol


    Congratulations luv and Happy Anniversary! I remember finding your blog, it was around the time of the eyebrow tragedy. Glad I could be apart of your journey. If you come to Memphis, hit me up!

  • Girl-Woman

    Blog toast to your anniversary. Congrats on a great blog.

  • Nemesis

    Ahh…the brows…you had ALL of us stressing with that one…lol…Happy Blogversary!!! Continue to give us the Brit that we have grown to love!!!

  • max.fabulous

    Congrats girl! Here’s to many more blogiversaries :)

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    Congratulations!!!! You know how much I love your stuff girl! :-)