Clumps’s Blast from the Past!

It’s Tuesday, family!

A friend of mine goes, “Why do you often call readers ‘family’ on your blog?”.

“Because they are!” I reply.

Yall have been there with me through it all. The dramatic brow incident. Me cutting off all of my hair (again). My baby steps in lipsticks. Clumps of Mascara readers/subscribers/fellow blog sistas are the best. And I plan on showing you kids just how much I love yall through giveaways and features that YOU have requested. 2009 will bring great things. Just you wait!

I got a little caught up with packing for my trip home for the holidays and was unable to put up the post that I REALLY wanted to put up so instead I thought I’d do some “Blast from the past” posts.

  • Politically Pretty—ahh yes the challenge that Kia from Yummy411 and I colloborated in. And who says you can’t mix beauty and politics?
  • Purple on the cheeks—now exactly what I was thinking? Can yall believe this? Who remembers this craziness here? LOL!
  • MAC’s Bing—Remember the super dark lippie? This was back when I had the nose ring and longer hair. Ahh….the memories.
  • Hair Hair Hair Hair–Wow! Look at the changes my hair went through. I can’t look at that big fro picture too hard. I almost miss it!

And who was reading back when I
was a AmeriCorps volunteer in Los Angeles living in a convent?

I so miss those days.

Random tidbits:

1. I didn’t know of any beauty blogs prior to starting Clumps of Mascara.

2. The blog was initially a goal called “Perfect make-up designing” at

3. Clumps of Mascara means “beautiful imperfection”.

4. I did my first post in my university’s library when I was supposed to be studying for an exam.
5. My closest friends didn’t know about Clumps of Mascara until it became a dot-com site.

6. Clumps of Mascara is nicknamed Clumps and

Whether you are a Clumps of Mascara veteran or a newbie, I love you to pieces! Do you have any Clumps memories? When did you first start reading the blog? OMG, who remembers me awful pale pink layout? Yikes!

Stay beautiful,

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  • The Pretty Brown Girl

    I just started reading this blog about a month ago. I’ve told all my friends about it. It’s a great place to learn about cosmetics, skin care and to make new eFriends!

  • Tam Tam

    Hello Brittany.
    I wanted to say thanks for your great blog.
    I am subscribed to your blog via Google Reader. I don’t know if that enters me into any contests you may have. If not, that’s okay, I still love your blog!
    I put together a little video giving a shout out to my fave makeup blogs. Please check it out at:

    Thanks. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Askmewhats

    I’m not a clumps veteran but I grew to be part of your blog! :) I still remember clearly the time you did that purple blush and it works so well on you!!! :) Love ya to bits!

  • Jamila

    OMG! I remember the lash debacle! And the WnW Mascara is the worst. I talked a lady out @ Walmart out buying that Covergirl Eyelights mascara. It was my good deed of the day. lol.

  • Mrs.Young_fashion

    I’m on your page everyday, so I guess that does make us family, huh? Keep up the good work into the new year, I’ll be here.

  • Product Junkie Diva

    Heyyyyyyy B
    I love your blog so much. You know, I can’t recall when I started, but I know I was reading when you had the old background (I don’t even fully remmeber what the old background looked like) but i was reading.
    You are doing such a great job, keep it up.

  • yummy411

    aww that was fun! i’m a vet around her.. but the pale pink layout.. i dunno girl.. google reader got me spoiled! here’s to another great year in beauty blogville!

  • KM

    *first comment*

    I’ve just subscribed but I feel already like this is my favorite make up blog. And I enjoyed the Hair Hair Hair post…. especially since I decided to do the big chop tonight, Christmas night.