The Happy October Giveaway – Win A Clarisonic Mia!

So, my loves – I feel like it has been FOREVER and a day since I’ve done a fun giveaway. Before I head out on maternity leave, I wanted to really shower the Clumps of Mascara family with the opportunity to win something special. This giveaway will be open for anyone in the world because I know my International family often gets left out of the fun giveaways. Also, I just realized that I never did a Clumps of Mascara Turns 8 Years Old type celebration. So here we go! Everything listed will be provided to one lucky winner and are items that I hand picked just for you. My girl Sheena from Sophistishe is also jumping in on sharing the love. From her, you will receive another dose of surprise goodies. And trust me – you won’t be disappointed.

October Giveaway

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Are you lusting after Fall 2015 Collections?


Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Love for Lacquer – Fall is upon us and that means amazing Fall nail collections! Check out the Modern Vampire collection from Cupcake Polish!

My Beauty Bunny – Nothing is pretty when you’re exhausted. Learn how I’ve upgraded my beauty sleep with My New Vegan Mattress and the Benefits of Bamboo Bed Sheets.

My Newest Addiction – Do you dislike layering on tons of product? Well TATCHA has taken two steps (sunscreen and primer), married them, and placed it in a beautiful baby blue tube. You NEED to check out the TATCHA SILKEN Pore Perfection Sunscreen.

Nouveau Cheap – Is the new Play! by Sephora Beauty Box subscription service worth $10 each month? Here’s a detailed look inside the very first box. You be the judge!

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What Took Me So Long To Try the Say Yes to Brand?

Yasssss to Yes to Carrots! I am SHOCKED that it has taken me this long to really test and review this brand. I’ve tried a few things from them but not many. How crazy is that? The brand sent me a few things to try and I’ve spent a good 2 months dipping and dapping and honestly, this overall feature doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface how I feel about them. I am incredibly impressed! I decided to feature 5 of the best products that I tested and liked. And these babies made the cut.

Say Yes to Carrots

First – do know this, Yes to Carrots also has a ton of other “Yes” products whose ingredients help to target various concerns.

Yes to Carrots – normal to dry skin/moisturizing 
Yes to Cucumbers – sensitive skin, hypoallergenic formulas
Yes to Tomatoes – acne prone skin
Yes to Blueberries – aging skin
Yes to Grapefruits – dull skin in need of brightening and evenness
Yes to Coconuts – dry and damaged skin

The options? Endless! They’ve got something for everyone. If I had to pick one line to use, I’d probably aim for Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes but truthfully, they’ve got so many products that I’ve had great results from the lines that don’t necessarily cater to my specific needs. So let’s rap on these…

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How do you remove your makeup?


Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about brows! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Clumps of Mascara – Yep, Fall collections are rolling out and I, for one, am loving what I’m seeing so far. Zoya’s Focus collection is rich, opaque and ooooh, have you seen that brown?

EauMG – It’s back to school time! Victoria reviews a quirky little ‘fume, A Beautiful Life Composition. It smells like school supplies!

Glitter.Gloss.GarbageUlta 21 Days Of Beauty is back! Check out my favorites from the sale.

Gouldylox Reviews – Only have $10 and want to make an image impact? Makeup Wars has the best deals for $10 and under.

Love for Lacquer – Get your nails ready for Fall with the new Leggy Legend collection from Essie! Intense one coaters? Yes please!

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The Beauty Behind Ford’s Warriors in Pink

Warriors in Pink

Not gonna lie here, y’all – I am SO behind on cranking this post out and I have no one to blame but myself. The lovely people at Ford were kind enough to provide me with pretty pieces to highlight a very important initiative called Warriors in Pink.

Launched to provide support and conversation surrounding breast cancer, Warriors in Pink has recently celebrated 21 years and they’ve teamed up with Meal Train and Lyft to launch The Good Day Project. This online platform serves so many purposes but their main one is to help organize family and friends to bring meals to loved ones fighting breast cancer. Meal deliveries is one thing but they are going above and beyond by also helping set up errand services and childcare. Because, let’s face it – those battling cancer have so many things to worry about and to remove something as detrimental as food prep for the week can make all the difference in the world.

Warriors in Pink shirt

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5 of the Best Beauty Items Under $10

Best Beauty Items under 10

I’m doing another post with my Makeup Wars sisters and this week we’re talking about some our favorite beauty items that just happen to be under $10 a piece. This is easy for me since I tend to lean more to lower-end cosmetics versus the expensive stuff. I can make more money in life and still have a hard time justifying a $40 mascara. Seriously, y’all. Luckily the babies that I’m mentioning in this posts are not only affordable but easy to find, too. Woohoo!

Best Eye Shadow Palette: Sleek Makeup – $9.60

I first discovered Sleek Makeup sometime last year and I’ve been hooked on them ever since. They recently sent me a box of goodies and I got to sneak a peek at a new palette. I haven’t tried them all but I do own thier  i-Divine AU Natural Palette and giiiiirl, lemme tell you. It is the real deal. I’m amazed at how cheap they are because the quality of the shadows are pretty stellar. Long lasting, extra pigmented and full of various textures, I have yet to come across a palette from them that I didn’t love.

Best Makeup Brushes: Real Techniques – $9.92

I’ve been on the Real Techniques bandwagon for quite some time and I’m still a rollin’. They can do no wrong in my eyes. They are the reason why I don’t even look at higher end makeup brushes. Sold online and at ULTA, finding a makeup brush that is efficient and lasts through tons of applications and washes couln’t be easier. I have a ton of their brushes but really it’s this Core Collection set that I can’t get enough of. I recommend it time and time again to  anyone who wants really good makeup brushes that are also affordable.

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My Whiter Teeth Mission with Colgate Optic White + Giveaway

Colgate Optic White So we all know how I feel about dental care. I’ve talked about it a thousand times. So much so that I should probably start a dental care blog. Okay, I’m kidding but you get my drift. I’m pretty serious about dental health and keeping those teeth of mine white so I’m raising my little babe to be the same way. Here’s to hoping that she won’t ever get a cavity until she’s at least in her 20’s. A mama can dream, right? While you know the hippie girl in me is all about trying to find natural alternatives to just about everythiiiiiing, one conventional product that I don’t mind using is toothpaste. I’ve been rockin’ with Colgate for many years and when I got the opportunity to test drive their Optic White Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen, I was all on board. And a little nervous, too. I suffer from sensitivity issues when I’ve used whitening products, namely the strips. I felt a little bit better knowing that the product didn’t have to sit on my teeth for minutes or hours at a time. Colgate Optic White Built-In Whitening Pen In fact using it is as simple as, well…brushing your teeth.  [Read more…]

90’s Beauty – With It or Quit It?

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about brows! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Blushing Noir – Get the look! Brooke shows you how to wear the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows on their own. Who needs primers and powders? Not you 😉

Clumps of Mascara – talks about Five Drugstore Concealers That You Should Try. And the best news? All of the brands mentioned have shades for various skintones!

EauMG – tries Amayori, a natural bath and body line inspired by Japanese bathing rituals.

Gouldylox Reviews – Makeup Wars is back with everything you need to hide dark circles and look younger.

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