Giveaway Winner! Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes, part III

Congrats to our winner of the Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body wash giveaway.

Tammy in Virginia is going to score both full sized Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes, a gift card to treat herself to a pedicure, a fabulous scarf AND beach bag.

Didn’t win this time? Don’t worry, darlings. I will be doing TWO more giveaways of Caress goodies in the next few months. Stay tuned!

 

LUSH’s Toothy Tabs makes brushing teeth fun!

I talk a lot dental health. Mascara ain’t got nothin’ on healthy teeth and gums. And my dentist didn’t even pay me to say that. 8) Point is–if there is a super cool dental health product or brand, you can bet that I’ll want to check it out and review it for y’all. Take LUSH’s Dirty Tooth Tabs for example….

Made without preservatives but WITH natural ingredients, these Dirty Toothy Tabs are super ideal for traveling and teeth brushing on the go. While I’m not sure I’d trade my traditional toothpaste for these, I think the Toothy Tabs may find a permanent spot in my traveling case. Will the tabs remove plaque and leave your teeth feeling clean? Absolutely! But the fresh breath babe that is me needs to feel a burst of freshness and you just won’t get that with these tabs. You also don’t get the “whitening” agents in Toothy Tabs. I love toothpastes that also whiten and would consider using the Toothy Tabs daily if they had properties that assisted with that. The good news is, they are super easy to use. The instructions are right outside of the packaging.

And they don’t foam up as much as a traditional toothpaste but it does enough to where your teeth will feel clean. Even better is that you can get 40 of these teeth tab-ies for $3.95.

That’s about the same price as traditional toothpaste AND you can easily recycle the cardboard container. Is it cost effective going from regular toothpaste to Toothy Tabs? Maybe. The average person brushes their teeth twice a day so 40 tabs at twice a day in a month equals 60 tabs. That’s just for one person. Of course you’d need more tabs for more members in the family. Going through 2-4 boxes of Toothy Tabs a month at $3.95 a pop isn’t THAT much of an investment for dental health.

I do however find these to be extremely practical for traveling. They take up less space and while you don’t get that super minty breath like you would from a store-bought toothpaste, I love the way they make my teeth feel. Even though they don’t provide enough for me to use every day, I wouldn’t mind using these every now and then every time I take a trip. Plus, they’re just fun to use. They come in 6 different flavors and you can grab them at LUSH locations and LUSH.com.

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 17

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 – has tried a natural deodorant that doesn’t make her smell like a goat. She has now converted and won’t be using traditional deodorants ever again. Yay!

EauMG – Villainess Soaps has launched a limited edition fall collection. Visit EauMG for a coupon code!

Gouldylox Reviews – This is one fall trend you should embrace!

Lipglossiping – gives you the chance to win an exclusive, signed bottle of Michael Kors’ signature fragrance. One of only ten in existence!

Nouveau Cheap – My purple lipstick obsession continues with the new Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Violet Frenzy.

Pink Sith – has a breakthrough in her Post Traumatic Mascara Disorder and realizes that colored mascara, especially from Make Up For Ever, can be beautiful!

Prime Beauty – did not contract rabies, it’s just part of the fun and fab new Fabulips Treatment Kit from Bliss. It may look superfluous, but once you try it you’ll be hooked forever!

Phyrra – puckers up with Too Faced Full Bloom Lip and Cheek Color.

Vampy Varnish – Has fun with the new Zoya Gems & Jewels Holiday 2011 Collection

we heart this – Stef declares 100% Pure’s Coconut body creme the BEST she’s ever tried. Do you have any idea how many body cremes she’s tried?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Get your sneak peek of Guerlain’s Holiday 2011 Collection, “Belle de Nuit”!

Question of the Week:

What is your favorite makeup collection
or limited edition product this fall?

 

B says, “I haven’t seen anything that looks spectacular just yet.”

Any limited edition products catching your eye?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

Introducing…the newest Clumps kid!

I say “newest” because Clumps has a lot of kids. I’ve got 3 darling godbabies and I am Auntie to many of my friends’ babies. I am also a proud Mother to a basil plant named Bern. Which, thank you very much, has not even started to wilt yet. The newest kid is 10 weeks old and is my first and only pet. Say hello to Polo!

Polo and I got off to a rocky start considering the first night he stayed with me, I couldn’t stop sneezing, had itchy and swollen eyes and couldn’t breathe. I didn’t want to be allergic to the little furball. Buuuut after a week or so, the symptoms weren’t too bad. It’s only when Polo decides to plop on my neck when I begin sneezing and sniffling like crazy.

This “having a pet “thing is so new to me. I found it tougher than taking care of a baby. At least with babies, you can kind of figure out what they want when they cry. But with a cat…you have to guess what different meow’s mean.

Polo has grown on me. He’s such a sweet kitty. And whoever said cats are free entertainment aren’t lying! I’ve died laughing at the crazy stunts this crazy kitty has pulled. Having had him going on 3 weeks now, I’ve finally gotten him to stop clawing my furniture and whining at night.

He’s on a balanced diet of high protein kitty food. Like human food, I discovered you really have to read the Ingredients List on cat food. I know I’m picky about what I eat and figured that I would only feed my kitty the best food that I could afford. And he certainly isn’t complaining.

That said, if you kitty lovers have any advice for me, please oh please shoot ‘em over. Even though I did a lot of research before adopting Polo, a lot of things still remain a mystery. Where are you, cat lovers? Got any advice for me?

Giveaway! Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes, part III

I’m giving away a third fabulous prize pack including Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes. Want it?

One lucky reader will score score the following:

-A beach bag
-A super cute scarf
-A gift card for a pedicure
-The all new Caress Fine Fragrance Elixirs in both variants

Here’s how you can win:

Like Caress on Facebook and come back here letting me know

you’ve done so. That’s it!

Zee Rules:

-U.S. residents only
-Entrants must be 18 years of age or older (if you are younger than 18, get your parents to enter the giveaway for you)
-Contest ends on  Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 pm EST
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance, homie.
-Winner will be selected at random
-Family members, stuffed animals, coworkers and personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected
-Click here for additional rules and regulations for giveaways hosted on Clumps of Mascara.

 

Check out the first review and giveaway of the Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes here. And be sure to stay connected the Caress website. You can register to win a $100 shopping spree. And they offer these monthly. Hollers!

Shoot any questions and concerns to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

NYFW S/S 2012: Bright Lights from butter LONDON

Oh wow. I have yet to try any of butter LONDON’s polishes but ohmigoodness, their runway Skittle nails are rocking my world! butter LONDON, the cult phenomenon of the nail industry, is a backstage staple once again – creating the nail looks for top shows this season including Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Erin Fetherston and more. Founding Creative Director Nonie Creme is known throughout the industry for her innovative design and technique and custom blended colors that are always Fashion Week highlights.

At the Erickson Beamon show on Sunday, September 11th, Nonie created a technicolor palette with custom colors, presented by Beauty.com

Creme describes the look:
“The story is super duper theatrical – we stuck with a palette of bright colors and painted each nail a different color. No side by side nails with the same color, no two models with the same pattern – a whimsical free for all! We wanted the nails to look almost like little flickering lights while the dancers were moving.”

NYFW S/S 2012: Maybelline for DKNY

“The beauty look at DKNY is inspired by a California girl who has come to New York,” said Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer. “It’s about the simplicity of beauty – fresh sun-kissed and glowing.”

GET THE LOOK:

Charlotte prepped skin with a light layer of Fit Me! Foundation. She then used a mix of bronzer and blush to create a sun-kissed “California Girl” glow. She started by applying Fit Me! Bronzer in Light Bronze to the temples, top cheeks and eyelids.  Next she applied Fit Me! Blush in Deep Rose to the middle of the cheeks, where a natural flush would appear.

Eye Studio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush: Charlotte applied the lightest shade from this neutral palette to the inner corners of the eyes. She applied the light beige shade all over the eye up to the brow bone for a subtle, glowing look.

Volum’ Express One-by-One Mascara: Charlotte added instant drama to the eyes with this clump-free, volumizing mascara. “We need to create definition with a strong lash so the eyes won’t be lost among the beautiful hats in the collection,” she said. Charlotte called extra attention to the eye area with perfectly groomed brows. She used Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil to fill in the gaps – creating a perfect frame to the face.

Color Sensational High Shine Lipcolor in Glisten Up Pink: Charlotte created a natural flush to the lips by dabbing this lush pink shade on with her finger.

She finished the lips with a layer of Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched.

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 16

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 – See why we kinda love John Frieda after just using his new Loose Curls Curling Iron.

Clumps of MascaraMaybelline has a new cream eyeliner on the shelves. But is it worth ditching your favorite Urban Decay eyeliner for?

EauMG – EauMG teaches Eau d’Economics and asks: When is perfume expensive?

Gouldylox Reviews – Is a $65 brush any better than a $5 brush? Since when is a brush not just a brush? I’ve checked them out even  consulted a nuclear physicist and give you the honest look at what’s what and how it works.

Krasey Beauty – Take a look inside an exclusive New York Fashion Week party!

Lipglossiping – discovers a tempting olfactory indulgence. Step forward Juniper Sling, the intoxicating tipple that won’t get you drunk.

Nouveau Cheap – ‘Tis the season for drugstore Halloween makeup! Check out what NYC’s limited edition Black Magic collection has to offer–it just might surprise you.

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty asks if you’re READY for new bareMinerals 2.0 & 4.0 Pressed Eye Shadows? She had an Epiphany when she tried them!

Phyrra – showcases Tarte’s Radiant & Rested Volume II kit.

Vampy Varnish – Discovers a Deborah Lippmann dupe in a Wet n Wild polish for fall 2011.

we heart this – introduces you to your newest lip obsession: Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color .

Question of the Week:

Your favorite type of eyeliner: cream, gel,
pencil, liquid or something else?

 

B says, “I’m a fan of using pencil liners on the waterline and gel liners on the lower lash line.”

What’s your liner weapon of choice?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League