Beauty Event: Johnson’s Body Care Cause Party

It’s Saturday!

…..and very rarely do I post on Saturdays but I just had to let y’all know of an amazing event coming up. Johnson’s has asked me to host a Johnson’s Body Care Cause party!

I am thrilled! On Sunday, April 26 around 3 p.m. a few of my girlfriends (and some fellas too) will come together to marvel over Johnson & Johnson goody bags, play a few games of Taboo and just enjoy each other’s company. The real purpose of the party is support a charity here in Orlando, Dress for Success. This was the charity that I selected and I am honored to be able to give to an organization that helps disadvantaged women.

Singer, Ashanti, has also gotten in on the Cause party fun! A few weeks ago, I was able to chit-chat with her on a phone conference with other beauty bloggers and pretty much found myself wanting to be Ashanti’s BFF. She is so down to earth! She too hosted a Cause party and gave us fellow hostesses some tidbits. One which included inviting sexy men over to give massages to the ladies! Okay honestly…..how can you not love her?

Ashanti told us her favorite Johnson’s products which include the Johnson’s 24 Hour Lotion and Wash and Baby Oil gel with Shea & Cocoa Butter.

Ohmigoodness, you all have not lived until you have tried these products!! The Body Wash alone is such a spa-like treatment. You NEED them in your life.

I will definitely be taking pictures of the party. How exciting is this! I love being able to incorporate two of my passions…beauty and helping others.

Now that’s pretty!! Have a wonderful weekend, fam!

Reader Appreciation Week…5th giveaway


It’s Friday, it’s Friday, it’s Friiiiiday! And Reader Appreciation Week is still in full swing ‘roun here.

Do yall feel loved?

Do Clumps of Mascara readers know just how much I appreciate them?

I certainly hope so. My little sister is enjoying selecting the winners. I feel good letting her be apart of the Clumps experience. That and I could never randomly pick names. I’d want ALL of yall to win.

And since I’m not rollin’ like that….we can only choose a select number.

The next THREE winners will get the following:

Eco-Tools Brow Grooming Set!


Here are the details

  • For U.S. residents only (I know, I know….I still love you Int’l family)
  • My little sister Imani will select a winner at random
  • Contest ends on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 3 a.m.
  • To enter, simply fill in the blank: I need this because my brows are: ____________.
  • Be sure to provide your name and email address. If you want to keep the email addy private, you can email me your entry at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com

Good luck, family!!

Congratulations to the My Pretty Pink Box giveaway winner:
Juanita from Missouri!!

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Beauty Review: EcoTools Brow Grooming Set

Happy Friday!

Fridays are usually dedicated to FOTD Fridays but I wanted to jazz it up a bit instead of just showing you my mug. Well isn’t this funny….just a few days ago we were talking about areas on our body that we stopped fighting with and just started dealing with.

Say hello to my brows.

[NOTE] I forgot to take the silver clip out. I decided to upload the picture
anyway because it’s so ‘Clumps of Mascara’. HA!

They look okay now.

However, next week….

Sure, go ahead. Laugh it up but it really is a serious manner. I am ever so grateful for EcoTools and this handy dandy little brow set. It keeps my brows in check in between my threading sessions.

You know how much I love EcoTools, right? I did a post about them once before and was glad to see that I wasn’t the only EcoTools lova ‘roun here. Ladies all over the world are raving about these eco-friendly, affordable and high performance brushes. Even my girl Nikki in the Philippines is raving about the EcoTools mineral brush set.

So of course I had high hopes for the Brow grooming set. Did it deliever?

Yall like my little Eco-pretty set up, uh?
Heheheee.

First…let’s take a look at the deets of the Brow Grooming set.

Soft, cruelty-free bristles
• Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly set is packed with quality tools you need to look beautiful. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.
• Scirrors & tweezers are made from Recycled Stainless Steel.
• 5X lead-free mirror frame is made from bamboo.
(source)

The tools up close..

Oh girl, look at that cute little mirror.

Ec0Tools does it again. Another eco-friendly sweet set for only $9.99. The tweezers are precise and I love the “scoop” edges of the scissors. I have been using my brush every day and I just love the mirror….although it really does show EVERYTHING. Eek!

So what have we learned?

Life + good brows=



Life + bad brows=

Make the right decision.

Cop your EcoTools Brow Grooming Set at drugstores and where ever else EcoTools products are sold.

Happy Friday, family!!

Stay beautiful….and green,


(photo credit)

Reader Appreciation Week…4th giveaway


Is it really Thursday already? Wowsers! We only have 2 more giveaways after today’s. I am totally excited about giving away today’s gift because this is one of my favorite nail polish collections to date!

Sally Hansen Tracey Reese Spring 2009 collection

Remember my review of it HERE? I am still rocking these babies!

ONE lucky reader will get a chance to snag this collection. Check out the rules this go round:

  • For U.S. residents only
  • Only subscribed readers are eligible (this includes readers who are subscribed via Feed burners such as Google Reader)
  • My little sister Imani will select a winner at random
  • Contest ends on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 3 a.m.
  • No comments necessary on this post (if you have any questions, feel free to email me)

Good luck!!!

Congratulations to the Maybelline Lash Stiletto winners:

Mabel and Judith!

(photo credit)

Amor de Lacquer: Improved storage for polishes

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Remember HERE where I showed you all my terrible nail polish storage? I thought and I thought and I wrecked my brain trying to think of a neat polish storage solution. I didn’t want anything that took up too much space.

Here’s the thing about me….I don’t like clutter. And I don’t like owning a lot of anything. Books are the only exception. And while I love my nail polish collection, I didn’t want it to keep growing and eventually push me out of my own closet.

I remembered having the SAME issue when I was in college and living in dorms. For my freshman and sophomore years I had to share itty bitty closet spaces with my roommates.

I don’t know how I did it but it really wasn’t that bad. I ran to Ikea (the best store in the WORLD…after Sephora….and Office Depot….and Best Buy….and Whole Foods) and found the exact same little closet organizer that I used in undergrad.

Ta da!

I had one in the dorms and used it to store my shirts, shoes and belts. It was perfect because everything was confined to just THAT one spot. It also works best for polishes. Here’s how it looks in the closet.


It works! I found cheap little crates and organized my polishes by colors. Say “hello” to the purps.


On the side of organizer, I labeled each cubby hole like this:


That way I won’t have to waste time pulling them out trying to figure out where each color is.

After I finished organizing everything, I realized that I still had 3 remaining cubby holes (I love saying that…it reminds me of kindergarten. HA!) left. I found uses for them!

The bases, topcoats, nail/cuticle treatment department

The Design Corner…can’t find my Konad scraper. :(


The Tool Box


Everything works out perfectly and is neat and nice. If I find out that I am outgrowing any of my crates then I start giving away polishes.

Perfect!

Or….I’ll just buy another closet organizer. But hopefully it won’t get to that point.

I don’t think.

Well….it shouldn’t.

Anyone find an ideal way to store polishes?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

Reader Appreciation Week…3rd giveaway


It’s time for another giveaway, family!

This giveaway is International-friendly and ends Thursday, April 9, 2009 at midnight PST!

One lucky winner will snag this….

Does the box look familiar?

That’s right! It’s a Kissable Couture Smooches set. This set is no longer available online and the lady that receives this will be holding on to a highly coveted little set valued at $32.

It is my gift to you.

Want it?

Simply take the Reader Feedback survey by clicking the link below…

Okay, I’ll be honest…there is no REAL way that I can find out if you took the survey or not but by you leaving a comment with you NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS, you are cyber pinky-swearing that you did take the survey.

…….yeeeeep. I’m taking it back to 3rd grade! Take the survey and cross your fingers!

Good luck!

The Makeup Show LA, Installment 3-Kissable Couture

Welcome back to another installment of my experience in Los Angeles for The Makeup Show LA. It seems like by the time I finish blogging about The Makeup Show LA, it will be time for The Makeup Show NYC. Which by the way…..I am SO excited about.

Soooo…..please tell me that you know about Kissable Couture glosses. Ohmigoodnessgracious, I have been lemming after these beautiful babies ever since I saw my girl Kia from Yummy411 review them.

Kissable Couture was one of the vendors at The Makeup Show LA. This lip gloss line started by the beautiful Keisha Whitaker (Actor Forest Whitaker’s wife) and A.J. Crimson, celebrity make-up artist.

These glosses are divine, family. From the look, to the smell, finish and consistency….I can say that I REALLY like them. The concept behind Kissable Couture is one that I absolutely adore. Treating yourself to one of these glosses is like giving yourself a gift.

I mean, just look at the packaging!


It’s funny how something so simple can give you so much joy.

How divine does Hyacinth , look?


This gloss is sheer yet pretty build-able. Its purple and magenta undertones look stunning when paired with a lip liner or layered on top of a lipstick. I can’t quit but my finger on what these glosses smell like….but I like it. Think coconutty cotton candy.

…..I amm so serious. That’s what they smells like!

I really tried to remain composure when meeting A.J. Crimson in the flesh, but my fellow blog sisters will tell you that I was anything but.


Gracias a Dios that A.J. was so flippin’ down to Earth. He chatted with us and told his thoughts on the newest gloss from Kissable Couture.



AJ Crimson for Kissable Couture from Clumps of Mascara on Vimeo.

How does Peony look on me?


What a smashing pink! Perfect for Spring and perfect for all skintones.

Kissable Couture glosses retail at $22. Hey hey….I know that’s not a bargain buy but we all deserve the finer things in life every now and then, ay? You can buy them online and at select locations.

Have you tried any of these glosses?
Interested?
Passin’ it by?

The Makeup Show LA, Installment 1

The Makeup Show LA, Installment 2

You are the BEST,

Beauty Bee-haviors: Just Dealing With It

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

What feature of yours used to frustrate you
but NOW you accept it?

Yall know that I am the FIRST to admit that I have jacked up brows. Three days out of the month these bad boys look good. But that’s it. By the 4th day, I’ve got hairs sprouting like crazy. The arch has disappeared and I’m back to talking about eyebrow woes with Bert from Sesame Street. I’ve stopped trying to attack them and draw them on. They are what they are and that’s that.

I can say the same about my hair. I used to work against it but now I work WITH it.

What feature of yours used to bother you?
Or does it still bother you?

It better not because you KNOW you’re gorgeous.

Tell me!