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)

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 41

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!

Nouveau Cheap – Looking to add a soft, glowy sheen to your face this spring? Look no further than the new Milani Illuminating Face Powders (PS: they’re almost too pretty to use).

Pink Sith – Has a fairytale of a story about Rouge Bunny Rouge Lipstick in Word Of Mouth. Find out if this story has a happy ending.

Prime Beauty – discovers a truly exceptional bronzer/highlighter that is actually affordable! Gets your youthful radiance back with SENSAI Designing Duo Bronzing Powder.

Phyrra – deconstructs a Nylon Magazine shirt to create a new wardrobe piece.

Vampy Varnish – Loves the new butter LONDON lacquers for spring!

we heart this – Super cute, totally addictive, completely legal: tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss.

Clumps of Mascara – Even gals on a budget can justify spending $1.99 on these beauuuutiful nail polishes.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m really excited about some of the  spring launches. Here are some of my favorites that are hitting shelves any second!

Question of the Week:

Do you plan out your makeup before you go to sleep?

 

B says, “Girl no. I don’t even plan out what I wear before bed. When it comes to makeup, my nails and clothes, I usually go with how I feel at that moment.” 

What about you? Do you plan your makeup?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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GLOSSYBOX giveaway – 5 winners!

How ’bout we make Friday a little sweeter? The ever so popular GLOSSYBOX is finally making its way to the States. This is huge, gals. My U.K. beauty blogger gals have been raving about the awesomeness that is GLOSSYBOX for quite some time and I’m so glad that it’s coming Stateside. With a  subscription, you’ll get 5 luxury beauty samples. Like these.

Brands that partner with GLOSSYBOX? Wellllll, you know there’s Shu Uemura, OPI, Lancome, Estee Lauder, NARS, Guerlain, Becca, Bobbi Brown, Clarins and more. I’m soooo excited. Even more so because GLOSSYBOX is giving me 5 boxes to give away to U.S.-based Clumps of Mascara readers. Wooo hooo!

It’s simple. Just leave a comment in the Rafflecopter below and next Friday (April 5, 2012), I’ll choose 5 lucky winners.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luuuuuuck! Problems with the Rafflecopter? Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 40

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!

Krasey Beauty – takes you behind the scenes at her best friend’s wedding. Check out the products she used for her bridesmaid beauty look!

Nouveau Cheap – is totally obsessed with dry shampoos, so she naturally had to give the new Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo a whirl.

Pink Sith – has found a foundation from Edward Bess isn’t what it seems in the pan. It’s far better!

Prime Beauty – discovers Laura Mercier’s new Oil Free Suprême Foundation and joins the “Flawless Face” club–finally!

Phyrra – shares with you her part of a Sailor Moon collaboration, Sailor Mercury.

Vampy Varnish – ready for summer nails? You might find your perfect shade in the new Zoya Beach & Surf collections!

we heart this – are excited for the Mad Men premiere! If you are too, check out the fabulously retro recipe from the Mad Men Cookbook.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber is pretty crazy over this new palette from Pixi for spring! The PixiGlow Tinkerbell palette will give you a flawless fairy face!

Clumps of Mascara – has the coolest friends. One just happens to be a beauty blogger turned businesswoman. Check out her newly launched lipstick line!

EauMG – It’s Purple Flowers Week on EauMG. Victoria kicked off the week with this violet fragrance.

Question of the Week:

What is your favorite spring fragrance?

 

B says, “I don’t wear perfumes (they bring on migraines) so I regret to say that I don’t have any spring fragrances.” 

What about you? Any fragrances makin’ you go gaga this season?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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Beauty vloggers, enter NYX Cosmetics FACE awards and you could win $25,000!

Remember that time when I used to actively vlog on the Clumps YouTube channel? Those days are so long, dude. I’m lucky if I can crank out a video once a month. I know. Bad B. I soooo admire the skill of those vloggers who can regularly  crank out beautifully produced videos of their makeup looks and tutorials. If you happen to be a gal (or guy!) who has a passion for vlogging your gorgeous looks on YouTube, this contest is definitely for you

Open to YouTubers in the U.S, 30 will compete not only for the title of The National Beauty Vlogger of the Year, but for $25,000, a year supply of NYX products and some help in catapulting their beauty career. The 6 finalists will head over to IMATS Los Angeles in June for to really show off their work.  Insane, right?

Get more information and enter here.

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 39

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!

Gouldylox Reviews – Embrace the orange trend with this long wearing lip gloss from Armour Beauty. Try wearing it under your regular lipstick to ease into the orange, if Lucy is too much for you on it’s own.

Krasey Beauty – shows you the newest addition to the krasey family, her pet morkie, Moe!

Nouveau Cheap – A drugstore eye makeup remover that leaves absolutely no oily residue behind? Yep, it’s as Simple as that.

Pink Sith – Tells you why she unsubscribed from Beauty Army sample service, but it’s not as bad as you think.

Prime Beauty’s – search for THE perfect coral lipstick is over. See how Lancôme’s Rouge In Love In Corail completes her.

Phyrra – My Independent Spotlight for March is with Maria of Cult Nails! Learn all about Maria and her dream.

Vampy Varnish – feeling un-artistic lately? The new Milani paint palette inspired Eyeshadow Palettesmight get the artist in you to come out!

we heart this – helps you navigate the jungle that is the makeup isle with details on the L’Oréal True Match App.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Here’s your sneak peek review of Too Faced’s new Summer Eye Palette before it hits stores late March/early April!

Clumps of Mascara – is absolutely in love with Butter London’s Spring/Summer nail polish collection. Just how cool is Knackered?

Question of the Week:

Do you change your makeup with the seasons?
And if so, what are the colors you’re excited
to wear this spring/summer?

 

B says, “I’m a believer in wearing whatever whenever color-wise. I’ll wear a vampy lippy in April and pinks in November if the mood fits. But there’s something about ORANGE that makes me reallllly excited. You’ll be seeing me rocking a ton of orange lips, eyes and nails this season.” 

 

What about you? Is the a color that you just can’t wait to wear?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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March Meetup of the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group

Soooo, guess who hosted the March meetup of the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group? Meeeee! It was so epic, y’all. As much of as I love my girlfriends, sometimes talking beauty talk with them just….doesn’t work. And the same goes for blogging. But to be able to be around 20 beautiful and talented women who get the whole beauty obsession and blogging thing was just pure joy!

How crazy is it that we didn’t even think about taking a group photo until about half of the girls had already left? Ha! Autumn 2011 marked my first meetup with the beauty bloggers in Orlando. And even then, there were less than 10 of us. We had a grand time swapping polishes, chowin’ down on yummy food and networking. Months passed, a few tweets were exchanged between us gals and I said, “Let’s get the ball rolling for another meetup.”

And so we did.

I reached out to some of my favorite brands (as did some of the other ladies) to see if they were interested in providing product samples of us bloggers. Through Twitter and Facebook, I tried to rally up as many beauty bloggers that I could find – and on March 3rd, we had our meetup!

I forgot to take pictures. Yah. I was so annoyed with myself for not taking ANY pictures but between attempting to being a good hostess and rummaging through the hundreds of bottles of polish that we brought him to swap and trade, taking pics just didn’t happen. But tons of  thanks to Pamela because she took fantastic photos.

 We are already planning the next meetup and I can’t waiiiiit. If you are a beauty blogger, beauty enthusiast or makeup artist and are looking for other beauty lovers in your neck of the woods, put some feelers out there. I would have never thought we’d have a group of 20-something. Who knows? By the end of the year, we may have over 50 beauty bloggers at our next meetup.

See. Orlando is so much more than Mickey Mouse, y’all. We’ve got Premiere Orlando coming in June, The Makeup Show Orlando in November  and we’ve got a crew of some of the hottest bloggers around. Oooooh yeah.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Milani, Milani, Avon, Venomous Cosmetics, Cult Nails, tarte Cosmetics , Pure Ice, Overall Beauty, CVS Beauty and NYX Cosmetics.

As far as the fabulous ladies who were at the event – they are listed below.

-Ali of niftyBA!
-Judi of Judixo
-Stephanie of Imperfectly Painted
-Kari of OnceBitten
-Alyssa of Alyssa’s Nails
-Kimberly of Libby’s Pink Vanity
-Maria of Cult Nails
-Cat of Beauty by Beauty by Cat Blog
-Pamela of Pamela’s Closet
-Safia of Lipstick Mixtapes
-Courtney of Phyrra
-Toni of ToniizBeauty Blog
-Leandra of Nail Polish Therapy
-Rhonda of Nails Beautiqued
-Cristina of Let Them Have Polish!
-Margaret of The Glamazon’s Blog

Oh! And a quick pic of Kari’s gooooorgeous Fantasy Fire nails! Goooooorgeous.

Stay tuned for more beauty-related events in and around the Orlando area! And if you happen to be a beauty blogger in Orlando, Tampa or the surrounding areas, let me know!