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!

~The Lipstick League

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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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Around Orlando: Cruisin’ With Chevy

I’ve lived in Orlando for almost 5 years and I can’t believe that I am just now discovered that this city is actually…cool. Millions of people visit O-Town every year to head to Disney World and Universal Studios but what’s left to do for the locals? I mean, YES, I’d love to visit Disney every other day but come on…it’s not even an option.

I was beyond excited to be one of the selected bloggers to head on a Cruze the City Beautiful Tour with Chevy and fellow Central Florida bloggers. Um, thrilled doesn’t even define how I was feeling.

We arrived at central location, met each other, jumped in the cars and took off. We started off at a Scenic Boat Tour, had lunch at Prato (where I had the BEST casear salad of my life), made chocolate at Farris & Foster, took a walk in the Leu Gardens park, played n beauty stuffs at Sephora and finished the evening off dining at the delicious Fogo de Chao.

Yes y’all…we were going non-stop from 9am to 8pm and I would not have had it any other way. Oh! And the best part? We got to test drive various Chevy cars. From the Sonic, to the electric Volt, Malibu and Cruze, I ended up falling in love with the Malibu. I’m a gal who loves sedans and I prefer mine to mid-sized.

Lots of love to Joscelyn of Mami of Multiples and the Chevy team for providing us with such an amazing opportunity. See Chevy’s blog post highlighting our day.

 

 

Disclosure:
While the attractions and meals were paid by Chevy, I was not paid to write this post.

Shop at Target? Look for Clumps on the shelves!

Surprise!

This was the “surprise” that I tweeted about 8 months ago. I sent out a very suspicious tweet back in 2011 tellin’ folx to look out for “something”. It was crazy vague. But a week ago – they finally hit the stands.

“They” being Maybelline’s Best of Beauty Blog’s displays in Target stores nationwide. Each row features a quote from a beauty blogger. And of course I just had to throw my 2-cents in on the greatness that is Maybelline’s Great Lash LOL mascara. I mean, it only makes sense, right?

Without getting too emotional – this is such a big deal to me. I’ve been blogging on Clumps for what will be 5 years in June. Wow. And while I don’t aim to be all “celebrity-ish”, my goal is to leave footprints. I don’t want to be just another beauty blog. I want to be inspirational. I want to crush stereotypes. And this display does so much for me. It let’s the world know just how powerful us bloggers are. How our voices matter. This display is like another step in the right direction for bloggers everywhere. Just like the Bloggers’ Obsession collection from MAC Cosmetics was. It’s a good time to be a beauty blogger and I’m so glad that I invested my time in doing something I truly love.

I’ve never been prouder to be a grad school dropout.

Which sounds horrible, I know but for years I was forcing myself to do what I thought I SHOULD have been doing instead of what I truly wanted to do. But alas, everything happens for a reason and little gems like this remind me of that.

If you spot this display in your city, take a picture and send it to me or upload it to the Clumps Facebook page. And lots of love to my fellow beauty blogging sister Amber from Beauty Junkies Unite who also made it on the display. Woot!

Oh! And in other Target beauty news…did you know the Boots section of Target has a mirror and disposable tissues and cotton swaps?

Cauuute, right? I love Target. So so much.

Ciao lovelies! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

 

P.S. – I totally forgot that it was April Fool’s Day here in the States so no, this is totally for real. Like fo real fo real. 8)