Clumps Turns 3 was a Hit!

Clumps Turns 3 was the biggest anniversary celebration to date. I mean, it was HUGE! We received over 2,000 giveaway submissions. That’s a lot! Winners have not been selected for every giveaway and some giveaways are still running (including the BIG giveaway) so be sure to search Clumps’ archives to see what you’ve missed. I will post the Winners’ List as soon as all giveaways come to an end.

My mission for celebrating Clumps’ 3rd anniversary for an entire week was to shower Clumps’ fans and supporters with the opportunities to win some of my favorite products. This would NOT have been possible without my sponsors. As much as I love y’all, I would go broke spending more than $1,000 on products to give away.

Special thanks to  Avalon Organics, Beauty Ticket, China Glaze, Clarisonic, Clinique, Colgate, COVERGIRL, Diamond Cosmetics, EcoTools, Lancôme, Mario Badescu, Maybelline,
Milani, NYX, Reach, Sally Hansen, Softlips, Surgicare, tarte, Zoya and more.

To my Board of Directors…thank you ALL as I would not have been been able to get the word out without you guys.

Thank you to my fellow blog sisters who posted about Clumps! That includes Beauty Rookie, Gangstarr Girl, Vex in the City, StaceFace75’s  video, Ask Me What’s, Dirty Pretty Thangs, Coup de Couer, Milan Rouge, This That Beauty and countless others. And who can forget about those of you that re-tweeted giveaways, told your Facebook friends and emailed friends and family members the flyer. Thank you SOOOO much.

Thank you Clutch Mag!

A huge hug to Gee from Afro Glitz…she knows why.

I started Clumps out of nowhere and I am so humbled that it has reached women all over. If you don’t think Clumps can get any better, stay tuned…I have A LOT in store and our 4th anniversary will be even bigger!

And if you’re still reading this, I got a lil’ somethin-somethin for you. I totally forgot to include TWO giveaways last week. Here’s one.

Two lucky ladies will each win Avalon Organics’ Vitamin C Skincare System!!

Shoot an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com with “Vitamin C” in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell me why you’d like to try Avalon Organics’ Vitamin C Skincare System. 

Rules:
-U.S. residents only
-Send an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com only-Contest ends Friday, June 18, 2010 at 12:00 am EST. Submissions after that will not be valid.
-Winner will be selected at random.
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible—haha! *blows raspberry* ;)
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected.

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Clumps Turns 3: Clarisonic giveaway!

I thought long and hard about the things that I wanted to give away for this year’s anniversary celebration. I wanted to give you guys the chance to win products that I loved. From my favorite nail polish lines to mascaras that rocked my world, I wanted to give y’all the opportunity to experience what I’ve experienced…products that actually do what they say they are going to do.

But if there is one product that I can say truly saved the way I felt about myself, it would be the Clarisonic Mia. I remember first purchasing it and being like, “Did I really spend THAT much money on a face brush?” But I was desperate because my skin was hectic.

I used to cry when I looked in the mirror. I couldn’t see my beauty beyond the acne. The Clarisonic was instrumental in my helping my acne clear up. Yes y’all…this brush truly saved my skin and allowed me to feel beautiful again.

But don’t get it twisted. True beauty really comes from inside. And I know I sound like some greeting card, but it’s true. I’ve always had issues with the gap between my teeth, my large lips and bushy brows, but it wasn’t until fair recently when I’ve begun to accept it all. This final giveaway’s question is all about what makes you feel beautiful. I hope that whatever it is, you continue to keep it in your life (as long as its positive). You are a Queen and deserve nothing but all of the happiness this world has to offer.

So without further ado…have your chance at winning the Clarisonic Mia.

Love you guys and good luck! You can add your entry by visiting here or submitting it in the contest box.


Clumps Turns 3: Softlips Giveaway!

The oh so fabulous Softlips is sponsoring our next giveaway. Are you ready for this? TWO lucky ladies will win 3 lip glosses, 3 lip tints, lip polish and lip butter Softlips® PURE, the line of premium organic lip conditioners!


These lippies are 100%-natural and USDA-certified organic. Softlips PURE is free of synthetic chemicals and harmful ingredients, utilizing only all-natural emollients and conditioners, including organic oils, beeswax, shea butter and vitamin E that are USDA-certified organic.

Here’s how you can win it!

Shoot an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com with “Muah” in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell me how you follow Clumps of Mascara. Do you get us your inbox? On Twitter? Facebook? YouTube? How do you get your daily dose of Clumps?

Rules:
-U.S. residents only
-Send an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com only-Contest ends Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 12:00 am EST. Submissions after that will not be valid.
-Winner will be selected at random.
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible—haha! *blows raspberry* ;)
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected.

Clumps Turns 3: Tarte giveaway!

Have y’all had enough of the giveaways yet? We’ve got 2 more days and if you haven’t won yet, you’ve got at least 8 more chances. Don’t forget that I have giveaways on YouTube, Twitter AND Facebook. Increase your chances by following me everywhere.

Today’s giveaways on the blog come from some of my favorite green brands.

Tarte is gifting one Clumps reader with their Summer 2010 Collection.

The winner will win:

New multiplEYE™ natural waterproof mascara ($24)
New matte park ave princess waterproof bronzer ($29)
New ReCreate™ natural silicone-free primer ($32)
Tarte’s favorite: picture perfect eyelash curler ($15)

Here’s how!

Shoot an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com with “Going Green” in the subject line. That’s all!

Rules:
-International ladies, you’re included in this one!
-Send an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com only-Contest ends Monday, June 14, 2010 at 12:00 am EST. Submissions after that will not be valid.
-Winner will be selected at random.
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible—haha! *blows raspberry* ;)
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected.

Clumps Turns 3: NYX giveaway!

The lovely folx at NYX are gifting us with a gift bag that was given to celebrities at their Decade Anniversary celebration!

I’m sooooo happy for them. NYX is one of my favorite brands ever and this gift bag is giving me life! Yep, that’s me being dramatic again but I would trade my Blackberry in for these goodies, y’all. Check this out.

You want it, don’t you? Here’s how you can win!

 Leave a comment and email address in this post telling me your favorite NYX product. If you don’t have a specific one, tell me what you love most about them. Their liners, glosses, lashes, 
polishes…? Whatcha think?

Rules:
-U.S. and Canadian residents only
-You must be subscribed to Clumps of Mascara

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-Contest ends Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 12:00 am EST. Submissions after that will not be valid.
-Winner will be selected at random.
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible—haha! *blows raspberry* ;)
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected.

My page on hellocotton

Clumps’ Turns 3: China Glaze giveaway!

Have y’all seen China Glaze’s Poolside collection? It’s insane.

Insane!!

My review hasn’t gone live on yet trust but trust and believe that the summer will not end without my review. This is one collection that you NEED in your life. Haven’t scooped it up yet?

Now is your chance! Two lucky winners will each win the Poolside Collection. This is a time sensitive giveaway that requires teamwork.

Here’s what you gotta do…

If you currently follow me on Twitter, get one of your girlfriends to follow me as well. Get your friend to tweet me saying, “My friend @_____ (your Twitter handle) and I want China Glaze!”

If selected, both you and your homegirl will to win the Poolside Collection. Friends don’t let friends have a busted mani and pedi. Holla!

Rules:
-All ladies, all over the world can participate in this contest
-Contest ends Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 12:00 am EST
-Winners will be selected at random
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

Email Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com with any questions.

Good luck!

Clumps’ Turns 3: Forever giveaway!

I have the world’s cutest goddaughter. She’s such a doll. But I do blame her for not being able to just run into a Target. I always find my way in the baby section looking for cute fits for her.

Even my quick post-church trips to the Farmer’s Market turn into running down the booths that make creative baby clothes and bows.

She’s lucky I didn’t buy the Hello Kitty booties. Hehe…yet. It’s amazing to see the personalities of babies forming. Baby Sophie is dramatic. Just like her godmommy! This past weekend when I visisted her, I felt like showering her with some kisses and the next thing you know….

Homegirl starts screaming like I pinched her. Honestly…Sophie, where did that come from? My feelings were hurt until I realized she really was just being a drama queen. Or was she?

Caption Sophie’s expression and win
Mariah Carey’s Forever fragrance.
You’ll get my formal review soon but if you love floral notes of gardenia with a hint of neroli and white musk, you will love Mimi’s Forever.

Rules:
-U.S. and Canadian residents only
-Leave “caption” and contact email address in this post only
-Contest ends Tuesday, June 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm EST
-Sophie’s Mom (my BFF) will pick the winning caption
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

Clumps’ Turns 3: Blast from the Past

When Clumps first started up back in June of 2007, I never intended for it to be a “beauty blog”. To be honest…my blog was the first and only blog I read for quite some time. I used the blogspot to post pictures of my ventures into make-up. And I was ridiculously obsessed with MAC. I’ll be doing Blasts from the Past all Anniversary week.  Check out this Blast from the Past. Who remembers the C-Shock collection? Memories!

So guess WHO went to the MAC store 2 days ago and walked out empty-handed?

ME!!!
…..and it was so difficult. I went in the store and played around with C-Shock and absolutely LOVE the colors. So so soooo much. One of the Make-Up Artists was sooo nice and he helped me decide what colors to get WHEN I get the money. As much as I am starting to love make-up, I need to be more responsible with my money. I am now broker than broke because of my impulsive MAC runs. Welllll, you live and sho nuff learn. I tell ya that much.


I found a pic of myself that I took on New Year’s Day before I went to some party:

You’ll have to click on it to see the eye make-up. I’m feelin‘ the design and will re-create and name it soon. Pretty HOT colors. Wait….here’s a close-up.

Not bad for a beginner, uh? I love the gold. Definitely gotta do this one again.

…..sooo, while I found so much success with parrot eyes, I have to keep in mind that designs like that are JUST for fun. As much as I’d like to, I can’t go walking around everyday with 6 different colors of make-up on my eyes. Sooo I’m in the process of finding everyday looks. Something subtle, but noticeable enough that you can still say, “Hey! Her eyes look nice.”

Here’s what I created:


Do you see the three colors? (remember you have to click on the photo to get a better view) I like it!! And look how good the colors STILL look even after I spent 2 hours out in the sun at the beach…not only was I in the water, but I was sweatin’ somethin’ serious out there and the color is still on.

Here’s what it looks like after I got all cleaned up and refreshed my face:


And one with a smile….


And how ’bout JUST the eyes?

Noooot bad, hmmm? I could have blended a little better, but not bad at all. I think this is a great “everyday” look. I’m also noticing myself feeling like I HAVE to put on my Studio Fix everyday. This is exactly what I did NOT want to do.  I don’t want to become dependent on it and feel like I NEED it. I think that’s a problem. I should feel just as confident without make-up as I feel WITH it. That’s really important to me.So to bring myself back down to earth…..I’m not wearing any foundation this upcoming week. Which shouldn’t be too hard.
ETA: OMG, how terrible is that look? This was before I knew how to apply eye shadow for my eye shape. Ah well…we all start somewhere, uh?