The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 45

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!

Vampy Varnish – Love Tim Burton movies? Then maybe you’ll also love the new NYX The Crimson Amulet Palette which was inspired by the upcoming Dark Shadows movie!

we heart this – A $5.99 nail polish that looks exactly like flickering candlelight? Oui, Je T’Aime from the new Mattése Elite Mon Amour collection is c’est magnifique!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber will give four lucky Beauty Junkies Unite readers their own set of the new Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips in the latest giveaway. These new $60 Whitestrips promise to whiten as well as a $500 professional in-office procedure!

Clumps of Mascara – is giving away not 1, not 2 but TEN Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation palettes. Want to win one? Enter today!

Gouldylox Reviews – Next month, bareMinerals is launching new colors in their READY line. Check them out early here!

Nouveau Cheap – is a sucker for a good gimmick. So come find out if this latest lip color gimmick actually works.

Phyrra – releases her inner wildcat with Honeycat Cosmetics.

Question of the Week:

What’s your current favorite bronzer and/orhighlighter?

 

B says, “It’s an oldie but goldie but I still love Bobbi Brown’s Brownie Shimmerbrick. ‘Twas the most expensive highlighter I’ve ever purchased but I’m still getting good use out of it. NARS Albatross is freaking awesome too.” 

What’s your favorite highlighter or bronzer?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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Posts You May Have Missed

It’s been a crazy week on my end and I am soooooo looking forward to just cleaning, relaxing, blogging and just be-ing. You ever have those moments where you feel like you’re always DO-ing something and you just want to be? Yeah. Me too. I hope you find some time to be this weekend too. Instead of a new post, let’s do a quick run through of some of the posts this week that you may have missed. Sound good?

I’m all tardy to the party but whatever yo. I finally reviewed COVERGIRL Queen’s Lash Fanatic mascara. The waterproof formula realllllly surprised me. And in a good way.

I kept the CG Queen vibe a goin’ and dabbled in their new matte pressed powders. If you’re like me and like minimal coverage, these do REALLY well when worn alone.

Okay chicas, if you haven’t dropped in at a Walgreens recently, you may want to. Wet ‘n Wild’s $0.69 sale is on and I managed to grab this gooooorgeous lipstick.

Milani’s Fast Speed Dry polishes have some new shades. But do they really dry quickly? Peep the review to see…

Oh snap!! This lipgloss lights up!!

That about covers it! Next week will be epic because I’ll be hosting a giveaway. You’ll want to get in on this one. Trust me.

Enjoy the weekend!!

A Green Smoothie series on Clumps? Whatcha think?

Greeeen smoothies. They are no strangers to Clumps of Mascara. I am forever tweeting about these glorious beverages. And when I’m not tweeting about them, I’m encouraging people to drink them. I could very well be a Green Smoothie Ambassador. If such a thing existed.

Actually, it does now. I just made it up. Yeeeep!

As your resident Green Smoothie Ambassador, I think I’m going to start blogging more about the green smoothie recipes I’m whipping up. Whatcha think? I get SO many questions about ‘em (most of which I covered here) and instead of being redundant, how about I do weekly posts on ‘em? Or maybe bi-weekly?

In addition to posting recipes, I’ll be sure to provide alternatives. I only drink dairy-free (with the exception of Greek yogurt sometimes) smoothies but I know some of y’all don’t mind cow’s milk. Also, keep in mind that these recipes are from a result of my own experimenting. Unless otherwise noted. You may or may not receive the same results.

The above smoothie was one that a whipped up a few days ago. I knew that I was going to have a serious day at the gym the next morning and wanted a smoothie that was filling and gave me protein. And sooooooo here’s what I mixed up.

-A handful of kale
-1 cup of coconut milk
-1/4 cup of almond milk
-A few ice cubes
-1 cup of fresh strawberries
-1 package of Chobani yogurt (vanilla)
-1 small banana
-2 tablespoons of honey
-Dash of ginger

This smoothie was deliciousssss. Some of my Instagram friends give me some recs for protein powders and I’m going to pick some up this week. My workouts are become more and more intense and I’m going to need as much protein as I can get.

Yay for green smoothies!

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 43

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!

Prime Beauty – goes from drab to fab before you can say “long, lush lashes” with Too Faced Better Than False Lashes. You HAVE see it to believe it!

Phyrra – compares Urban Decay’s old and new Mildew and shows you a few more shades!

we heart this – would you like a $100 gift card to spend at a site FILLED with brands like Fekkai, Becca, Deborah Lippmann, and many others? Then enter our New London Pharmacy giveaway!

Beauty Junkies Unite – People are starting to get excited about the upcoming release of OPI’s The Amazing Spider-Man Collection, are you one of them? Check out the review & swatches and decide for yourself!

Clumps of Mascara – is in love with NYX Cosmetics’ Color Lip Balms. Have you tried these babies yet?

EauMG – Candle lovers, check this out! EauMG reviews the Jonathan Adler Pop Collection Candles!

Krasey Beauty – is offering up the entire Denise Richards Volume Extend Haircare line! Click on over to Krasey Beauty, and enter to win!

Nouveau Cheap – Is the new CoverGirl Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation|Base rocking my world or is it just another gimmick? Click here to find out.

Pink Sith – Says that the MAKE UP FOR EVER Natural Artist Lipstick is so awesome and so moisturizing you won’t need to apply it in a swimming pool like Lynda Carter!

Question of the Week:

What’s your favorite home fragrance
product (candle, tart, incense, fragrance oil,
plug-in or other)?

 

B says, “I am definitely a candle love!!” 

What about you? What do you like to scent your home up with?

See you next week!

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Giveaway winners! GLOSSYBOX giveaway

With more than 600 entries, the GLOSSYBOX giveaway was a hit! Between the entries I got via email and from Rafflecopter, I got to tallying up and the following ladies won.

Congrats to….

Ashley in Indiana
Elizabeth in New York
Carol in California
Cary in North Carolina
Wynell in Florida

 

Stay tuned for more giveaways on Clumps of Mascara. I’ve got some major ones planned in the next few weeks so if you didn’t win THIS time, you maaaaay win next time.

XOXO,

B

How To Dress For Spring Weddings…anyone know?

This sponsored post is brought to you by Marshall’s via Glam Network and it’s allllll about rockin’ the best fits for Spring weddings. Considering that most of the weddings I’ve been lately have been at churches, I am adoring the idea of wearing an off the shoulder dress and funky platforms to weddings. I tend to dress far more conservative when going to church weddings (hey…I’m old skool) but now I’m just itching for someone to get engaged and have a wedding next month that I can go to.

Any takers?

Whatcha think? What do you rock to Spring weddings?

My favorite toothpaste has a new flavor. Woot!

I shall premise this post saying I’ve got a dentist appointment in a few weeks and I am freakin’ out. Have I ever told y’all how much I haaate the dentist? The good news is, my hatred for the dentist  has resulted in good heath care. The more I take care of my teeth at one, the less painful it will be when I go to the dentist. And sure, I’ve gone a day without flossing once or twice. But dude, I’ve only had 2 cavities in my whole life and my dentist swears I do whitening treatments.

Um no. I don’t. I just brush with Colgate’s Optic White toothpaste.

Remember when I reviewed it last Fall? They’re back with a new flavor and I think I dig it more than the original.

I’ve been using this toothpaste for a while and yes, my teefs are white. Of course I cooooould thank one of my parents as good dental health is genetic. But instead, I’ll thank Colgate. 8)

If you find the Cool Mild Mint flavor in your drugstore, snag it up. The fresh breath coupled with the whitening power of hydrogen peroxide kinda rocks.

Dental beauty question! Are you okay with visiting the dentist or are you slightly terrified like me?

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 42

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!

Pink Sith – is head over heels for the 120 different red lipstick color combinations that can be had with the Smooches Lipstick Palette in Take A Bow from Yagolicious!

Join Prime Beauty on her journey to rid herself of her crow’s feet with the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser. How does it work? Is it safe? And most importantly, does it hurt? Find out!

Phyrra – does a bright video tutorial with Sugarpill Chromalust Shadows.

we heart this – we’re having a MEGA Milani Cosmetics giveaway of 48 products from the spring line. Wanna win? (Hint: you do!)

Clumps of Mascara – is loving OPI’s New York City Ballet SoftShades collection. What do you think? Are sheer polishes your thing?

EauMG – Victoria takes at look at the top 20 perfumes for women sold in the U.S. in 2011. How many of these do you own?

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m testing an at-home laser on my crows feet. In thirty days, I’m supposed to be dramatically un-lined. Check out where I’m starting from to follow my journey!

Krasey Beauty – shows you what she did on her birthday. There may also be morkie pics involved!

Lipglossiping – gets ready for Summer with a super-hawt lip and cheek stain. Say hello to Beauté Liqui-Gel Lip and Cheek Stain in Fluoron.

Nouveau Cheap – In honor of Easter, come take a peek at all the adorable reader-submitted manicures in my Easter Manicure Round-Up.

Question of the Week:

What was your last beauty-related impulse purchase?

 

B says, “I scooped up some of those $0.69 Wet ‘n Wild goodies a few days ago at Walgreens. Woot!” 

What about you? Have you scored any cool beauty goodies lately?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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