And the next wet ‘n wild beauty ambassador is….

Soooo, guess who the next wet ‘n wild beauty ambassador is?

Meeeee! I am so flippin’ excited. Being next month’s wet ‘n wild beauty ambassador means that I’ll be letting you know about alllllll of the newest wnw products hitting shelves. And who knows….maybe I’ll throw a wet ‘n wild beauty party and throw some giveaways in them mix. 😉

In the meantime, let me know what you’d like to see from wet ‘n wild and if you aren’t already following them on Facebook and Twitter, hope to it.

My most recent wet ‘n wild posts:

Wet ‘n Wild Diamond in the Rough
Wet ‘n Wild MegaLash Clinical mascara
Wet ‘n Wild Saved by the Blue nail polish
Wet ‘n Wild SaGreena the Teenage Witch polish
FOTD Friday: Hot pink lids + cherry lips
My Top 10 Favorite Drugstore Make Up Brands

Introducing…Mr. and Mrs. Clumps of Mascara!

Surprise! Most folx have been like, “Is this a joke, B? We didn’t even know you were dating someone!”  What can I say? I’m not one of those gals that is alwaaaays talking about her boyfriend. It took quite some time for The Guy to make his appearance on Clumps of Mascara. Despite sharing a lot of my life online, there is one thing that I like to keep private…my relationship. Don’t get me wrong. Some bloggers do a great job at publicly talking about their spouses and significant others and posting their pictures from time to time. Simply put…

…that ain’t how I roll. Am I head over heels in love with my best friend? Yup. Do I blog about it? Nope. Our love is our love and quite frankly, I think it’s better expressed between us than over blogs and social media. Especially on Facebook. I also kept my relationship status on Facebook hidden. I’m so old fashioned. I don’t believe in telling the world that you’re in a relationship or shacking up. I know. I’m just weird like that.

The Esposo (Mr .Clumps’ official name b/c I HATE the names Hubs and Hubby) is everything I prayed for. He’s a musical genius that is ridiculously talented in so many areas. He’s the one that stayed up until 2am almost every night to help get Clumps rolling again when a virus attacked it. He supports me when I have beauty events. Whether it’s take pictures or helping me brainstorm, Esposo is there to bring about his geeky commentary. Falling in love with him was just the icing on the cake. Marrying him on 11/11/11 just felt….right.

Many young girls and women have fantasies of having huge weddings with a beautiful white dress and being surrounded by friends and family members. I think that’s a beautiful vision. But unfortunately, it wasn’t what I wanted. Aaaaand, let’s face it. Even budget weddings can be pricey. Call me crazy, but I’d rather pay Sallie Mae off then invest a few thousand dollars in a wedding. Sure we could have asked our parents but at the end of the day, we would have much preferred to do something and private between the two of us. And so we did. Plus, what’s more important? A huge wedding or a debt-free life? Um….yeah.

A lot of our friends and family members were offended that we didn’t invite them. Instead of congratulating us, they questioned WHY we were doing it this way. I get it. I get that people wanted to celebrate with us. But at the same time, I hope they realize that the love Esposo and I share trump any overpriced occasion. While we didn’t want to go into debt for a wedding, we also wanted to make something special of our union. I thought I would be bummed out about not having this big ole’ wedding. I thought I’d miss not wearing a wedding dress but I didn’t .

Yep. I wore a t-shirt. Got it on sale for $10. Woot! After our wedding, we went to one of our favorite places…

But of course. I think all brides and grooms (who are big kids) should celebrate their weddings at Disney. The congrats, treats and freebies made the day even better. We were both on cloud nine the entire day. Which is all I could have ever asked for on my wedding date.

I have no regrets and would not have changed a thing. The support of those of us that love us means the world to me. It’s not easy for everyone to understand an un-traditional wedding. Especially in America where many women empty their bank accounts to afford their weddings. I’m glad we did it this way. I like the idea of focusing on a marriage first instead of the wedding. And who says we can’t have a wedding somewhere down the line?  We plan to take couple pictures soon and have a slew of mini honeymoons that we plan to take in 2012. New Orleans and the Bahamas are up next!

I’m happy. And those who have been around Esposo and I can see that. A few years ago I labeled myself as chronically single. I attended the weddings of friends and while happy for them, I questioned if there was someone out there for me. While I enjoyed being a single woman, I also thought about falling in love, getting married and starting a family with that special someone.

It’s funny what happens when you just let go.

It’s mega cliche but things really start happening when you least expect it. God’s love and love from friends and family members is the one thing that kept me going when I wanted to give up.

Let love live.


Oh! And folx have been asking me if we have a registry. I recently did one on Target. Feels kinda weird putting it out there but I’ve always been told to not get in the way of people wanting to give.



The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 24

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!

Phyrra – takes you on a tour under the sea in a cephalopod’s garden full of wonder, Octopus Stew.

Vampy Varnish – thinks if you like the look and feel of cookie dough you will love the “yummy” Lush Buche De Noel Facial Cleanser!

we heart this – has a 20% off Ricky’s NYC coupon code for you, plus a look at a recent haul. Lighted tweezers and olive oil infused brushes anyone?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber checks out four shades of the latest lip innovation from Revlon, ColorBurst Lip Butter. Was it a rant, or a rave?

Clumps of Mascara – was asked by Lucky Mag to host a Dior Pretty Party and oh my words…it was awesoooome!

EauMG – Even if you’re wearing sweat pants and Ugg boots, you can smell like a 1950’s fashion model with this niche French fragrance.

Gouldylox Reviews – Want to look younger today? Check out some of these tips and see if any inspire you to try something different!

Lipglossiping – wants to know your favourite desserts! Share your love for pud and you might win a very limited edition Vaseline Creme Brulee Lip Therapy Tin!

Nouveau Cheap – reveals her definitive list of Holy Grail Drugstore Beauty Products.

Pink Sith – Asks, Is the Addiction Eyeshadow in Flashback the Best Taupe Eyeshadow Ever or BESTEST Taupe Eyeshadow ever?

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty is Mad About Jouer’s New Fall Collection!


Question of the Week:

What was your last beauty related impulse purchase?

B says, “Those Ice Baby polishes by Wet ‘n Wild. I spotted them and hauled every single one. I NEVER do that.”

Go ahead…share your last beauty impulse purchase.

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League


Highlights from Lucky Mag Dior Pretty Party

Okay, seriously….I had the BEST time at the Lucky Dior party. The BEST time. Even better are the pictures that captured that event. Having a guy that understands your level of geekiness is one thing. But having one that also takes a day off from work to help you take beautiful pictures is something else. We are two peas in and pod who have an enormous passion for photography. I think I’ll keep him. 😎

Ahhh, but enough of the mushy stuff. Let’s jump right on it and talk about the awesomeness that was this party. It’s not everyday that I get the opportunity to host or even attend events like this in Florida. As a beauty blogger, I am forever struggling to find beauty events. The venues exist. The interest is there but alas…Central and South Florida are not big jumping grounds for the beauty industry. Although, I think they should be. When Lucky Mag approached me the opportunity to host a Dior Pretty Party, I quickly obliged. Because, um…who doesn’t love Dior?

I mean, hellooo…..

Lucky Mag said that I could invite 10 of my girlfriends. I have a lot of friends and family members in Miami but most aren’t obsessively in love with beauty the way I am. But I know who is. Beauty and fashion bloggers! I scrolled through my e-rolodex and contacted a few who I knew would appreciate and really enjoy an event like this. I reached out to them and got several resounding “YES!! I’ll come.” responses.

The day of the event arrived and I scurried over to the Dior counter in Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall. The makeup artists greeted me with lots of hugs and handshakes. They took me over to a nice little section of the store that was sectioned off us for us beauty gals. The Guy and I took took lots of pics and munched on some delicious cupcakes.

And uh…delicious is a total understatement. They were slammin’! Guests slowly started trinkling in and I greeted everyone with hugs. You know because this is the South…. We believe in huggin’ folx. 😎

Tweets under the hashtag #LuckyDior went a flyin’ and everyone floated around meeting each other. Within minutes we were all giggling like we’d been girlfriends for years. Then our guide Sheba took the stand.

Aside from being my new beauty BFF, Sheba Vignale is Dior’s National Skincare Specialist. She travels internationally hosting and teaching events like this one. She was so so helpful, humorous and her energy radiated throughout the space. While Sheba talked to us about Dior Cosmetics’ Top 10 Products, makeup artists passed around the products and let us play in them.

Some of us got our faces done and others of us did our own faces. I even convinced my college friend Iris to try some red lipstick.

Sheba did my face!

And how she made my brows look halfway decent with that eyebrow pencil is beyond me. With beauty playtime coming to an end, Sheba announced that 10 gals would receive giftcards to be spent at the Dior counter. BUT only to those who answered the beauty trivia questions correctly. Considering there were 12 of us total (I got my own giftcard. Woot!), just about everyone got a card and we headed over to the Dior counter to buy up some goodies. And we posed for pics too.

Ohmigoodness, we had soooo much fun. I am wishing on a star that I get the opportunity to host and attend more events like this in Florida. It’s a rarity yo.

Special Thanks:
-Lucky Mag — Thank you so soooooo much!
-Bloomingdale’s in Aventura Mall
-The Dior counter and their wonderful makeup artists

Lots of hugs and love to the party guests!
Ria Michelle
-Schevashea of Curves and Confidence
-Lourdes of No BS Just Beauty
-Ashley of A Sassy Woman
-Marissa of Makeup and Manicures
-Carmen of Viva Fashion Blog
…and Iris, Andrea and Amanda who we hope will start blogs soon


The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 23

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 – takes a virtual trip around the globe to Australia. Join her around the campfire in the Australian bush for a cuppa Billy Tea!

Phyrra – hears all the juicy gossip about Rockeresque Beauty Co. from Issanna!

Vampy Varnish – loves the new Colorburst Lip Butters from Revlon!

we heart this – declares Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash and Kohl Pencil the new dynamic duo. Take that Batman and Robin!

Beauty Junkies Unite – See if Maybelline’s new Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara delivers…lots of lashes!

Clumps of Mascara – is a mascara fanatic who is in love with mascara primers. But is Clinique’s Lash Primer really worth your money though?

EauMG – reviews Prada’s newest perfume, Candy.

Gouldylox Reviews – Want to look younger than you do now, in the year 2016? It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin!

Krasey Beauty – No doubt about it, you need to get involved with Illamasqua’s Theatre of the Nameless Collection.

Lipglossiping – lifts the lid on the latest launch from Lanolips. Try saying that without your teeth in!

Nouveau Cheap – has swatches and official info about her newest obsession: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters.

Pink Sith – Shares with you her review of Maison Lancôme Gentle and Long Lasting Powder Blusher AND a sociology lesson on the shopping habits of the Aboriginal Makeup Junkie.


Question of the Week:

Is there a part of your beauty routine that you absolutely will
not skip, even when pressed for time?

B says, “Eyeliner. I look like The Walking Dead without it.” 

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League


Lucky Mag + Dior Pretty Party hosted by yours truly!

Know the best kind of parties? Not house parties or costume parties but beauty parties. And I’m not even kidding. I will be hosting a pretty epic beauty party with weekend in Miami. Lucky Mag has asked me to gather 10 lovely ladies to join me at the Dior Counter in Bloomingdales at Aventura Mall. We’ll much on cupcakes, chit chat, watch the Dior makeup artists crank out gorgeous daytime and night time looks and we will be live tweeting every bit of it. The guests include some of Miami’s best fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers.

Follow the hashtag #LuckyDior. We will be sharing our reactions and uploading lots of pictures. The Guy will be tagging a long with me to take lots of pretty pictures so keep your eyes out for the post-party post. And if you are in the Miami area, stop on by and say hi!

Want me to check out anything in particular? Let me knowwwww. 8)

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 22

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 – cozies up with a mug of hot cocoa, a warm blanket and spends a Lost Weekend with BECCA, grab a mug and get lost in this collection too!

Phyrra – reveals the latest multi-tasking wonder, the Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiaging Eye Primer.

Vampy Varnish – shows you the cool new Special Effects from Nails Inc.and thinks you are going to love them!

we heart this – it’s a treat, not a trick: enter to win five BPAL Halloween oils!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Pick out your favorite winter nail colors with these swatches from the Muppets polish collection from OPI!

Clumps of Mascara – has found the most beautiful emerald green nail polish ever! Aaaand, it’s less than $3.

EauMG – reviews a “dirty rose” perfume by L’Artisan Parfumeur that is perfect for this time of the year.

Gouldylox ReviewsPhytoKeratine Serum from Phyto really works. It makes your hair soft, shiny, healthy-feeling. What else do you need?

Nouveau Cheap – Why does Revlon Starry Pink make me feel like a sophisticated princess? Click here to find out.


Question of the Week:

What’s your number one requirement
for a good mascara?


B says, “That bad boy better not flake on me. I HAVE to have a mascara that doesn’t flake.” 

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League


10 Things You Should Get From Sephora’s Friends & Family sale


You know what time it is! It’s time for Sephora’s Friends & Family online sale. Wooo hoooo! Beauty junkies everywhere wait all year for this sale. In fact, cheap guys and gals like me don’t make large purchases UNTIL this sale arrives. And to be quite honest, you should be that way about everything. Seriously.

If you don’t have a coupon for an item, don’t even get it. Like…fo reals.

Sephora’s F&F is working a little differently this year in that you have to go to this Sephora link and enter your email addy to get your unique sale code. After submitting my email, I got my code within minutes. This code is for online purchases only. Keep in mind that this is a 1-time use code and only valid in the U.S.

That last part sucks majorly, I know. If you’re stuck on what to get, I am here to help. Check out 10 of my favorite Sephora products.

1. Clarisonic Mia. Um, yahhhh. I purchased my Mia during a sale and while it was a bit pricey, this is one purchase that I do NOT regret making. If you’ve got the money and want to hook your skin up with something nice, get the Mia. Check out my complete review of it here. And ohmigoodness, that Jaguar Mia is the coolest looking one yet. Of course, I want it.

2. Fairy Drops ScandalQueen mascara. I absolutely LOVED this mascara and consider it to be one of my favorites. I gave it high marks for a good reason. 8)

3. Graffiti Hello Kitty brush set. I’ve been coveting that thing for quite some time now. And not only can get it for the low low with the discount, but it is now $25. Woo hooo!

4. Boscia’s Clarifying Detox mask has been a staple in my beauty routine for weeks now. If your skin needs some boosting in, get this mask. Fast.

5. Make Up For Ever’s #92 eyeshadow. You can’t call yourself an eyeshadow lover if you don’t own (and absolutely obsess over) this kid. Known as one of the most fantastical eyeshadows ever in the history of makeup, #92 should be an absoute staple in your collection.

6.  Nails, Inc.’s magnetic polishes. Yes, they are super expensive regularly priced, but this discount can make purchasing a lot less painless. I plan on scooping some up myself. Want to know what magnetic nail polish looks like? Check this out.

7.Fresh’s lip balm.  Remember the post I did on how much I looooove them. Not only can you save on that but they have darling gift sets that retails for less than $30. Ooooh yeah!

8. Lancome Bi-facil makeup remover? What in the world would I do without it? I made the mistake of trying a similar product and my eyes burned for days. Maybe not days, but put it this way…I will never stop using Bi-facil. That said, while it’s pricey, get it for the low low with the discount!

9.  Carol’s Daughter’s Rosemary Mint Clarifying Sulfate-Free Shampoo. I know I save all of my hair talk for Loc Rocker, but if you’re in need of a wonderful and purifying shampoo, check out  this baby. Aside from loving the combination, this is one fantastic shampoo for us dry hair’d folx. Oh, and Carol’s Daughter’s packaging changes? Loves it!

10. Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer. Dang. I just LOVE saying “Noir”. It sound all fancy ‘n ish. So yeah. I haven’t reviewed this yet but beat me to it. This top coat for lashes is effing amazing. And I’ll save the rest of my thoughts for the formal review.

Got your eyes on anything at Sephora?