5 Goodies in my purse this Fashion Week!

Fashion Week is in full swing and for once I’m not pouting that I can’t attend. I think it has something to do with my being pregnant and knowing that I’d be an uncomfortable mess trekking about NYC trying to catch shows. Okay, I’m lying. I STILL really want to be there. Not so much to see any shows but to attend all of the events. I’m still pouting that I’m not there. So much so that I’m creating “What if I was at Fashion Week” scenarios. Play with me, will ya? Soooo, if I was at Fashion week this season, these are the beauty goodies that would be in my bag.

 

La Fresh Acetone-Free Nail Polish remover

Shufflin’ around the city, hoppin’ off of trains, snappin’ shots, blogging on the go and huggin’ fellow beauty bloggers is a tough job. The nails usually take a beating and I’m far too vain to walk around with chipped nails. A simple swipe of this pad will help remove polish from all 10 nails. And they’ll be fresh and ready to go when it’s time to apply a new coat of polish. Woot!

Korres Lip Butter Glaze

I likely wouldn’t apply this first thing in the morning (I’d go for something much brighter) but when lipstick starts smudging off, this Lip Butter is not only incredibly moisturizing but gives a fantastic pop of color.

A handkerchief

Because mama said a lady should always carry one. Plus, I sweat at the drop of a dime and subtly dapping my brow is far more attractive than sweeping my hand across my face. Know what I mean?

Johnson’s Baby Oil

Aside from using this as makeup remover, the popular oil is also great for quickly dapping on those super dry spots. Lotions usually don’t last long for me and my natural oils don’t come in portable sizes so I like to opt for this stuff. Just a dab on an eczema flare up and I’m good to go!

Phone charger

Obviously, right? These smartphone thingies aren’t all that smart because they just can’t stay charged up allllllll day. So unfair.

Business cards

You never know who you’re going to meet and being caught without your business card at Fashion Week is the ultimate business faux pas. Unless of course you’re a celebrity that everyone already knows… Yours truly ain’t exactly on that status yet.

Pretty short list for a beauty editor, uh? Less is more when it comes to attending fashion shows. Or anywhere for that matter. I have great longwear makeup products so I usually never have to re-up with mascara, powders and blush.

 

Okay – so let’s say you’re going to Fashion Week (and if you’re there, don’t tell me…I can’t take any more jealous twinges. ha!)…what’s the #1 beauty item you’d HAVE to have with you?

 

*This is a paid post but all opinions are my own.

Join me and Chevy for a Pregnancy Pick-Me-Up!

Soooo, guess who’s doing another awesome event with Chevy? I aaaaam! And I’m beyond excited about it because this event is specifically for preggo chicas like myself.

If you’ve been a Clumps of Mascara reader for awhile, you may have seen some of my Chevy posts. I’ve done a lot of Cruze-in’ with the brand. I explored Orlando with my fellow blogger friends, got a sugar rush during Valentine’s Day and  hosted a pizza crawl. Chevy knows how to have a good time so I’ll be partyin’ with them for as long as I can.

Do you know any pregnant mamas in or around the Orlando area? Tell ‘em to join me next Wednesday for a fun Chevy-sponsored event. As the flyer says, spots are limited to if you or someone you know is interested, RSVP with the quickness. Don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.

Stay tuned for more update of this event. You know I’m takin’ pictures, right? :cool:

 

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 58

Gorgeous polishes from Essence!

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 – offers a juicy insight into the latest Jo Malone fragrance launch: Blackberry & Bay. Cream scones and tea with that?

Nouveau CheapMy favorite makeup brush cleaner isn’t really a makeup brush cleaner at all (well, technically speaking).

Prime Beauty – loves what WEN Cleansing Conditioner does for her hair but not her wallet, so she’s found an affordable alternative in her latest Splurge vs. Steal!

Phyrra – is ready to battle again in Makeup Wars – Favorite Fall Nail Polish. See the best nail polish for Fall!

we heart this – has partnered with Sephora this week to bring you the colors of the season; Blackest Black, Nouveau Purple and Crimson Velvet. Check out these red lip picks for the prettiest pout around.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Get Amber’s official breakdown of the new READY Foundation SPF 20, a solid mineral foundation from bareMinerals!

Clumps of Mascara – has found the world’s most interesting eyeshadow quad. It’s quite reminiscent of alien aircraft!

Gouldylox Reviews – This lash curler actually fits the shape of my eye, perfectly. I didn’t know what I was missing by settling for my Shu.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Lipglossiping – My favourite post of the week comes in the form of this little number from A Touch of Blusher who has me craving the new Paul & Joe collection like a reformed smoker at a Marlboro convention.

Question of the Week:

Who makes the best mascara?

 

B says, “Are you kidding me?! No way can I answer that question!”

Okay mascara lovers…who makes your favorite mascara?

 

See you next week!

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 57

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 – EauMG reviews a fruity perfume inspired by Sauvignon Blanc.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m really bad at math, but I think I figured out how committing this beauty sin will impact you for the rest of your life.

Nouveau Cheap – It’s easy to dismiss drugstore Halloween makeup, but if you turn your nose to it this year, you could miss out on this gorgeous $3 matte red eyeshadow.

Prime Beauty – test drives bareMinerals new READY SPF 20 Foundation! It even made her stop using the “F” word–find out how!

Phyrra – Phyrra brings the makeup brush that revolutionized foundation application for her to the next Makeup Wars! Do you own it?

Vampy Varnish – Wishes she didn’t love the new Estee Lauder Metal Mania Pure Colour Nail Lacquers so much because they’re so expensive!

we heart this – neon tribal, diagonal dots, gold French tips and glitter that is Liberace-worthy; with It’s So Easy nail art is precisely that!

Clumps of Mascara – is still obsessed with red lipstick and glosses. This likely won’t change any time soon. Check out the newest red lippies to her stash!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by EauMG – My favorite beauty/fragrance blogger, Gaia of The Non-Blonde, reviews a perfume from one of my favorite indie lines, Providence Perfume Co. Divine Noir.

 

Question of the Week:

What compelled you to start a beauty blog?

 

B says, “I was about to graduate from college, was freaking about what the future held, fell in love with beauty products and wanted to start logging my journey. That was 5 years ago and I’m still freaking about what the future holds. HAAAA!!!”

If you’re a blogger, what compelled you to start blogging?

 

See you next week!

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 56

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 – EauMG reviews a fruity perfume inspired by Sauvignon Blanc.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m really bad at math, but I think I figured out how committing this beauty sin will impact you for the rest of your life.

Nouveau Cheap – It’s easy to dismiss drugstore Halloween makeup, but if you turn your nose to it this year, you could miss out on this gorgeous $3 matte red eyeshadow.

Prime Beauty – test drives bareMinerals new READY SPF 20 Foundation! It even made her stop using the “F” word–find out how!

Phyrra – Phyrra brings the makeup brush that revolutionized foundation application for her to the next Makeup Wars! Do you own it?

Vampy Varnish – Wishes she didn’t love the new Estee Lauder Metal Mania Pure Colour Nail Lacquers so much because they’re so expensive!

we heart this – neon tribal, diagonal dots, gold French tips and glitter that is Liberace-worthy; with It’s So Easy nail art is precisely that!

Clumps of Mascara – is still obsessed with red lipstick and glosses. This likely won’t change any time soon. Check out the newest red lippies to her stash!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by EauMG – My favorite beauty/fragrance blogger, Gaia of The Non-Blonde, reviews a perfume from one of my favorite indie lines, Providence Perfume Co. Divine Noir.

 

Question of the Week:

When you think of autumn, what beauty product instantly comes to mind?

 

B says, “Burnt orange nail polish! Yummy!!! “

Are you a lover of autumn beauty?

 

See you next week!

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 55

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!

Clumps of Mascara – ZOMG! Look at these new felt tip liners by Milani. The affordability isn’t the best part…you can actually use these babies on the eyes, face and body. How cool!

EauMG – Orange blossoms by the sea – Victoria reviews Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli perfume.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m in love with the Flamboyage technique for highlights. Check it out!

Nouveau Cheap – What’s the current must-have drugstore product that’s got everyone (myself included) in a frenzy? It’s the new Limited Edition Maybelline Color Tattoos, of course!

Pink Sith – Has no problem at all. She can quit at any time. At least that’s what she says when she reveals her THIRD Inglot 10 pan palette!

Prime Beauty – added another neutral/nude eye shadow palette to her collection. Find out why Anastasia’s  She Wears It Well is different from the pack. Hint: Youthful Synergy Complex®

Phyrra – Phyrra reviews Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator. See if it becomes a staple for her!

Vampy Varnish – Feeling…vampy? Then check out Deborah Lippmann Forsaken Lip & Nail Duet inspired by HBO’s True Blood!

we heart this – MAC Asked (nicely), You Requested (feverishly!) Check out the By Request collection, as chosen by YOU.

Beauty Junkies Unite – We’re giving away one of our favorite new fall palettes, the Too Faced ‘The Return of Sexy’ Eyeshadow Palette. Enter now!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Clumps of Mascara – I absolutely adore Mimi of Makeup Withdrawal. Her nail polishes swatches are the best! Case in point: She spams us with various beautiful NYX nail polishes.

 

Question of the Week:

Our three favorite haircare lines, name them…

 

B says, “My faves: Jane Carter, Peter Lamas and all-natural products that I make or buy. “

Who makes your favorite haircare products?

 

See you next week!

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 54

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!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Here’s your sneak peek at the upcoming bareMinerals Ready Foundation that won’t be released until next month! Are you ready?

Clumps of Mascara – is making her red lipstick last longer by dabbing a bit of red eyeshadow on top. Oh! And she’s giving away TWO $50 gift cards to Sephora.com too. Woot!

Gouldylox Reviews – Who doesn’t love Beauty Shorts? All the beauty with less of the blather. Find out what you need, you don’t want and rules in this weeks BS.

Lipglossiping – features the latest independent nail polish brand to come out of the UK, Carolyn K London Nail Paint!

Nouveau Cheap – Hilarious internet memes are all over the place these days, so I thought I’d join the fun and create some specifically for the beauty community.

Pink Sith – talks about a line minimizing cream from Natura Bisse that is supposed to mimic the results of some costly needle injections. The price is Over The Top do you get what you pay for?

Phyrra – puts together a smokin’ tutorial with BftE Wizard’s Wand.

Vampy Varnish – shows you THE biggest nail art trends for fall 2012 and guarantees you won’t see them elsewhere!

we heart this – Nail Lacquer, 18 dollars. Getting to say you’re wearing Le Métier De Beaute, priceless!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Beauty Junkies Unite – Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog takes the best product photos I’ve ever seen. Tell me she doesn’t make you want a few pieces from the new Givenchy Acoustic Colors Collection, too! Overall, her blog is top notch–she’s so clever and creative.

Question of the Week:

What’s your current favorite body lotion/cream, and why?

 

B says, “Anything fragrance-free! I am sooooo in love with coconut oil these days.”

Am I the only loser who only likes fragrance-free products? Hehehe…

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League