I’m Inspired!

I don’t have to look far for inspiration. I am seriously surrounded by it. Shoot…glancing outside is a form of inspiration for me because if blue skies and green grass can’t inspire you in some way, check your pulse, homie. Being all connected to the internet means I am constantly being bombarded by images of super skinny models and their fake plumped lips all over Instagram. I mean, I am excited to see a plus size model on the cover of a major magazine. And dark skinned beauties like Lupita are still making headway, but do you know who is REALLY inspiring me? This lady here…

Senior Style Bible

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Dorrie is 80 years old and she’s a fashion blogger at Senior Style Bible. Excuse me while I pick my mouth up all of the floor. Is she not the fiercest lady you’ve ever seen? Oftentimes we think of beauty and we think of stunning young girls with tight bodies, abs and perky breasts but look man, everyone doesn’t have that. I searched all over Dorrie’s site and was in such a trance at her styling choices, her overall attitude and her fervor for life. It’s so refreshing! 

I’ve got girlfriends freaking out about turning a year older and dude, I celebrated entering 30-hood. I’ll embrace my 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and God willing, when I live to see my 80’s, you won’t be able to tell me anything. Why is it that we freak out about turning older? What’s the problem with this again? Dorrie is 80 years old and rockin’! Why in the world is that something to fear?

When I spot it, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, I’m wishing Dorrie was local to me so I could treat her out to lunch and just sit and marvel in her awesomeness. 

Last Minute Spring Beauty Tips – Before Summer Hits!

Spring Beauty Tips

I’m so excited for Spring right now. I mean, granted next month is Summer but whatever. I’ll take these breezy days over the scorching days that are soon approaching us here in Florida. But Spring beauty tips? They are some kind of awesome. The part I love best – they’re so simple to do. I mean honestly, how many times have you seen the latest trends only to think “I’d need my own personal makeup artist to do that?” Nooooope. Not this season. These Spring beauty trends are sexy, simple and must tries.

Zero Makeup

It can’t get much simpler than this. I know it’s scary, but try going without makeup sometimes. You look incredible as you are.

Red Lips

I adore red lipstick. The classic is back in full force. Get out your favorite red and wear it proudly. If red’s not your thing, opt for a wine color instead. It’s just as popular this season.

Negative Space Manis

Usually bare spots mean you’ve chipped a nail. Negative space manis mean you leave open space on purpose. Leave an empty stripe or shape when you paint your nails. Get creative and check out Pinterest for inspiration.

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 150

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we heart this – Summer is coming, Fekkai will make sure your hair is ready in it-girl like fashion.

Beautygeeks – It sucks that the US lacks the range of micellar cleansers that Canadians have. But Simple Cleansing Micellar Water IS sold in the States, it’s perfume-free — and you shouldn’t keep it in the bathroom.

Clumps of Mascara – butter LONDON has a new nail polish formula out. Woohoo! But is it worth the extra $3?

Gouldylox Reviews – Tired of nudes and not feeling the summer brights, either? Play with color and texture with this gorgeous palette from Smashbox instead!

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Join Shopswell for Smarter Shopping + Amazon Prime Giveaway

Shopswell

Have you lovelies heard of Shopswell? If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you may have seen me tweeting about the newly launched website. Simply put, Shopswell is social shopping site that allows us consumers to get the BEST prices on many of our favorite (and soon to be favorite) items. Sounds simply enough, right? 

If you’re like me, you may be review driven. I mean, it’s very rare to find me buying things without looking up a review first. Shopswell members have the ability to not only glance at items but leave reviews for other visitors to the site, as well. And by reviews, I don’t mean anything heavy. A few sentences is all that it takes to express how you feel about a product. Cool, right?

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And in addition to written reviews, most if not all, reviews will also showcase a video pulled from YouTube. So not only are you getting several reviews but you’ve also get a chance to see a quick vid or two. This, plus getting the chance to see the lowest prices available easily make Shopswell an ideal spot to get your shop on. Ready to sign up? Please do! My referral code is here. Add me and I’ll add you back!

And guess what else? To get you all pumped up about Shopswell, we’re giving Clumps of Mascara readers the chance to score a 1-year Amazon Prime membership! This giveaway is exclusive to just Clumps followers so your chances of scoring it are veryyyyy high.

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Would love to know what you think about Shopswell!

 

 

Disclosure: I am a paid Shopswell ambassador but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 149

OFRA Mina 1 coat

Phyrra – Lost on where to start with HAC? I’ve got you covered with the Pale Girl’s Guide to Highlighting & Contouring! Included are recommendations for light to medium skintones too!

we heart this – Can you get fab brows under 5 bucks? Answer: You can with THIS!

Beautygeeks – takes a short trip down spray antiperspirant memory lane in this review of Dove Dry Spray.

Clumps of Mascara – is in loooove with a lipstick. Honestly, it could very well be one of the best lipsticks I’ve tried all year.

EauMG – often gets asked for perfume suggestions and one of the most popular requests goes like, “Are there any under $100 indie/niche perfumes that you recommend?”. And the answer is “Yes!”, here’s an indie line that offers a lot for fewer $!

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ShopAtHome.com Makes It Easier To Save While Shopping

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Since the beginning of time, serious shoppers have been looking for deals. Myself included! Okay yeah, so I’m not a shopaholic and I can really go months without buying myself anything (mama is trying to get out of student loan debt) but when I do decided to open that wallet and pull out a card, you better believe I’ve got some kind of deal, discount or coupon. Paying full price for anything is just crazy these days – especially since the savings are literally at our fingertips.

Take for example ShopAtHome.com. You’ve heard of them, right? If you haven’t, girl…brace yourself because I’m about to rock your world. This gem of a site provides you with hundreds of thousands of FREE online coupons and discount codes. I’m not even kidding. ShopAtHome.com, an online coupon and Cash Back site that partners with thousands of online retailers and more than 60 million members to deliver savings and rewards.  I’ve been stalking Sephora.com lately – mainly just looking, but man, my wishlist over there is creeping up something serious. In fact, if I’m a good girl (meaning, if I’ve paid ALL bills on time this month I and have money left over), I may treat myself to a little somethin’ somethin’.

This is all easy to do with ShopAtHome.com because with every purchase, I’ll be saving something. And saving while spending always makes spending a little easier, right? 

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 148

Paula's Choice Boosters

Prime Beauty – loves it when she can find one retailer to fulfill several of her beauty needs. LATHER carries olive oil soaps, bath & body, hair care, skincare, hair care and aromatherapy!

Phyrra – Is your mascara just not cutting it for you? I’ve got 6 of the best mascaras plus application tips on how to get great lashes!

Vampy Varnish – There has been much talk of the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundationsince it came out, see if I liked it or not!

we heart this – check out which mascara we just crowned our Product of the Week!

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 147

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My Newest Addiction – Laura shares an awesome Everyday Glam eyeshadow tutorial using the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette!

Nouveau Cheap – Can’t get enough nudes and neutrals? You might want to check out the new Hard Candy Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Palette, which looks a lot like another very popular palette (but for ¼ the price).

Prime Beauty – gets a much needed hair makeover with Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment!

Phyrra – I love the gorgeous new Too Faced Melted Metal Lipsticks. They’re hot for Summer!

Vampy Varnish – Do you still love coloring with pencils? Me too which is why the new Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Hot Pink was a must-have!

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