Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m so grateful for so many things. And I usually don’t need a day to think about ‘em. I make it my business to give thanks every day for my life, health, strength, family members, friends, employment, hobbies and then random things like blue skies, green grass, freedom of speech, blogging, Hello Kitty, glitter and charities.

Yep.

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. family and those everywhere else in the world who celebrates giving thanks. Oh! And what relevance do those bubbles have? None. I just really like ‘em. :cool:

Too Faced Giveaway! Win over $200 in beauty goodies!

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There’s been giveaway after giveaway on Clumps lately, uh? Well, what can I say… I work with some awesome brands and I love when they give me the opportunity to spread the love to the Clumps fam. This is definitely a special giveaway because it’s giving YOU the opportunity to win TEN of my favorite Too Faced products.

Ain’t that awesooooome? Here’s what you could win…

  • Pink Leopard Brightening Bronzer ($29)
  • Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Strip Tease ($19)
  • Cat Eye Kit ($12)
  • Lashgasm mascara ($21)
  • Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Purple ($18)
  • Matte Eye Shadow collection ($36)
  • Retractable Petite Pouf Powder Brush ($15)
  • Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer ($18)
  • La Cream Lip Cream in Fuchsia Shock ($21)
  • Lip Insurance Smoothing Anti-Feathering Lip Primer ($19)

Why is Too Faced being so generous? They recently reached 100,000 likes on their Facebook page and they wanted to celebrate by doing a few giveaways with beauty editors like me. Exciting, uh? And the best thing about this giveaway? It’s International-friendly! That’s right…it doesn’t matter if you’re in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Nigeria, Mexico, the Bahamas, Australia, France, the Philippines, India, Singapore or Brazil, you have a chance of snagging these goodies.

Enter the Rafflecopter below and be sure to read through the Terms & Conditions. Okay, I’ve rambled enough. Go ‘head and enter. Good luuuuck!

 

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VIDEO REVIEW: CoverGirl’s LashBlast Clump Crusher mascara

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Soooooo, I have officially gone looney. But I’m okay with that because I feel like y’all won’t judge me. And I’m sorry but when a brand says that after 30 coats a mascara STILL won’t clump, I feel like I have to actually test those claims. Can you blame me? This is what I do. Some people cook. Others paint. I test mascaras.

I was born this way.

And so I did it. I applied 30 costs of CoverGirl’s LashBlast Clump Crusher mascara. Oh yes, I did. And I have the video to prove it.

But don’t worry. I totally sped up the application of the 30 coats so don’t have to sit through 43 minutes of me applying mascara. In case you missed it, the actual review is here.

Enjoy!

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 68

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Lipglossiping – injects some fun into her beauty routine with Urban Decay’s latest mini-palette!

Gouldylox Reviews – This curling iron is part magic and part mystery. I don’t know why the curls last for DAYS, but they do. Check out the pictures for proof!

Pink Sith – wants to know if you see the same thing that she sees when she looks at the Lise Watier Glamour Rose Illuminating Face & Body Powder.

Prime Beauty – got into a little skirmish recently with her fellow bloggers. See what she chose as her mascara warrior in Makeup Wars-Battle of the Best Mascara.

Phyrra – tells you how she thinks mascara should be advertised!

Vampy Varnish – really likes the new Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection for the holidays!

we heart thisDo you want to win a Clarisonic? (I’ll help, the answer is YES!)

Beauty Junkies Unite – See Amber’s 6 recent product picks for total complexion perfection!

Clumps of Mascara – tried CoverGirl Lashblast Clump Crusher mascara and whoa…it shocked her!

EauMG It’s that time again. Gift guide time! Here’s EauMG’s Holiday 2012 Gift Guide for Vintage Beauties.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Lipglossiping – Cafe Makeup ensures that Chanel’s Liquid Eyeliner in Platine secures itself a place on my Christmas wishlist!

Question of the Week:

What beauty item(s) are you most happy to have
purchased before it was discontinued?

 

B says, MAC’s All Of My Purple Life from the Bloggers’ Obsession collection. Loooooove this gloss and I was so happy to snag it before it went away. “

What about you ? Are you obsessed with getting products before they get discontinued?

 

See you next week!

 

Giveaway winner of the butter LONDON goodies!

This was definitely one of the most popular giveaways on Clumps of Mascara this year. But obviously, right? Who doesn’t want $140 in butter LONDON products? Insaaaaane! But I could only choose 1 winner and the lucky lady iiiiis….

 

Brooke in California

 

Congrats Brooke! Stay tuned for more awesome giveaways on Clumps of Mascara!

Bright Eyed Makeup For Glasses Tutorial

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Hello everyone! I’m sure some of you ladies out there wear prescription eyewear. For me, I’ve been wearing glasses for years and eye makeup is the one part of my makeup that I love expressing my creativity in. With glasses it gets even trickier to figure out how to place your eye shadows exactly to create a flawless look that others can see from behind your frames.

For this tutorial I wanted to create a neutral eye look using a bold eyeliner on the lower lash line. With my type of glasses, I always focus more color on the lower lash line. For my eyeshadow, I tend to use a very bright shimmery shadow on the inner corner to make the eyes appear more open. So how about we start out this tutorial!

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Step 1:
The first step is to of course use a primer. The main eyelid shadow is going to be a shimmery copper, someone similar to MAC’s Coppering pigment. Apply this all over the lid while leaving the inner and outer corners bare.

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Step 2:
Take a deep brown eyeshadow (preferably matte) and apply this on the outer corner of the eyes to create depth and dimension. Blend the color into the main lid color with your blending brush. Make sure to use the same color on the outer most part of your lower lash line.

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Step 3:
Apply a shimmery vanilla color on the inner corner of the eye to brighten up your eyes.

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Step 4:
This is the fun part, take bright sea green eyeliner and apply this on the lower lash line for that extra oomph of color!

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Finally:
Curl your lashes and apply mascara and your favourite eyeliner. I prefer to use a gel line for a crisp line. If you want to go for a smoky look use a soft kohl eyeliner and smudge out the eyeliner on the upper lash line.

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There you have it! A fun way to jazz up your makeup from behind your glasses!

 

 

 

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About the author: Sidrah is a beauty guru over at MakeupMew. She loves a good drugstore beauty bargain so check out her posts for some amazing makeup tips and beauty product reviews. Follow us on Twitter!

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 67

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

EauMG – Victoria reviews Iris de Nuit perfume. It’s a fresh out of the dryer iris!

Lipglossiping – talks lucky numbers as she tries to figure out the sums involved in making a fragrance as delightful as Liz Earle’s latest offering!

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m not the most confident person when it comes to body image, but shapewear boosts my confidence each time I wear it. Have you tried it? Rachel Zoe has a new line (yes, I too wonder if she’s worn it) and I’m giving away $100 worth in this (sponsored) post!

Nouveau Cheap – As a self-proclaimed “dry shampoo junkie” who can’t resist trying every new version that hits the drugstore, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the newest offering from Aveeno.

Pink Sith – tells you all about Literal Linda and the Lise Watier Portfolio Corrector. She is also giving one away, so enter today!

Prime Beauty – picks her favorite bareMinerals gift sets from a mind boggling selection.

Phyrra – is hosting an amazing Too Faced Giveaway worth $209! And it’s open Worldwide!

we heart this – We’re having a Too Faced giveaway of our 10 favorite products. Pop by and enter, why don’t you?

Beauty Junkies UniteEnter to win a Too Faced prize pack, with 10 of Amber’s favorite products, valued at $267!

Clumps of Mascara – is lovin’ how creamy these Too Faced Créme lipsticks are. And that gold tube? Goooorgeous!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by EauMG – One of my favorite blogs is Beauty Huile. It’s a must read beauty blog if you love green beauty products and oils as much as I do!

Question of the Week:

What ONE beauty item would you choose if someone
offered to purchase it for you…no price limit?

 

B says, “A Clarisonic Aria. Never mind that I already have one. I’m just obsessed with brand new Clarisonics. They even smell good.”

What about you? What beauty item would you get?

 

See you next week!