FOTD Friday: The Iman and Clumps video

Happy Friday, guys! This week has gone by soooo fast. Like…what happened to Tuesday? Sheesh. I tried to take some pictures of my boring bronze look but um…it was that boring.

Seriously. That’s the most exciting look. I don’t think my face is feeling the camera this week. Ha! I’ll be back next week to showcase bronzed cheeks. In the meantime, check out my recap of my experience at the Iman Cosmetics blogger event.


…and I won’t tell y’all how it took me 503 years to do that video. So much for all that I learned when I was doing video production in college.

Off I go, darlings. I’m packing up to move into another apartment. Wish me luck! Don’t forget to check out the Facebook group for a chance to win some EcoTools goodies.

Have a fabulous weekend!

TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar

When I was growing up, my sister Courtney and I watched a lot of old films with Mama Clumps. She was a Hitchcock lover so we watched the classics like Dial M for Murder, Vertigo and The Birds. *shutter* My sister and I still have a phobia of birds because of that movie. Hey sis, remember that time we went to the beach and spent most of the time in the car because the birds kept attacking us? No me gusta.

This month Turner Movie Classics has been and will continue to show 360 Academy Award-nominated and winning movies, presented uncut and commercial-free. This year the films are scheduled in a format inspired by the ever-popular Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game – starting with Only When I Laugh and ending with Diner.

This lasts up until March 7th; the day of the Oscars!  Clumps of Mascara and friends have been provided with a TCM party pack so we will be having a viewing party. Are you going to be watching it too? TCM also a cute Moodboard! You chose your mood, it gives you a clip from a famous movie scene and you can send it off to friend. Or lover.

Stay tuned for your chance to win a TCM Party Pack. It will be a one day only contest so keep your eyes peeled and your fingers crossed. I’m gone now.

…like Scarlett O’Hara in what movie?

Check testing your trivia. :)

So…what do you think?

Happy Saturday, sweetums!

I am up super early to head out in the streets to run. I love running outside and can only do it on the weekends. I have been unofficially training for this 5K and lemme tell y’all…if I can do it, anyone can. This coming from a chick who at one point could bar

ely run for 5 seconds.

But I’ll save that talk for a 50 Million Pound challenge post.

What I really need is your opinion and advice.

 

Do you like Clumps’ new layout? Or do you hate it? What would you change? What do you love? Or miss? Click on the preview below to be be taken to our little survey. Be honest. It is completely anonymous. You all’s opinions mean A LOT to me. Help me help you.

And a very happy birthday to my sister Courtney who turns 20 today!!

Ciao for now, kiddos! Have a great weekend.

Help for Haiti


As most of you know the country of Haiti has suffered a massive earthquake leaving many of the residents in bad shape. I have yet to view any pictures or television footage. I just can’t. My heart is literally breaking at the thought of so many of my close friends loosing family members. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you who have loved ones in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.

Yesterday my girl Luvvie tweeted about Yele.org; Wycleaf Jean’s earthquake fund. A few clicks and you can donate any amount you choose. After spreading the word about Yele Haiti, several other bloggers jumped on board and placed the banner on their blogs. Several of us have tweeted and told our Facebook fam about these efforts too.

I want y’all to know that I have donated and will continue to give what I can and will continually support this mission. I hope that you do too. If you are a fellow blogger or have a website and would like a link to that banner, send me an email at: Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Map preye pou nou!

Spa Day at Casa de Mama Clumps!

*skipping Mascara Monday this time around. Reviews will resume Jan 10, 2010*


This is what a Spa Day looks like at Mama Clumps’ house. She wanted to treat my cousins (l-r: Nikki, BriAna and Corey) to an evening of making products that they could use to pamper themselves. First they made homemade hand sanitizers.

What you’ll need to make this:
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1/4 cup of vodka or EverClear alcohol
10 drops of fragrance oil
1 drop of food coloring (optional)

First you mix up everything…

…then you funnel it in a re-usable bottle. Mama Clumps is eco-friendly.


…lastly, name it whatever you want and label it!


Mommy also made soap petals.


Why didn’t I think about giving these away as gifts? Grated soap with a tad bit of water makes a milky consistency in which loose flower (fake) petals can be dipped it. Toss them in a dish and place them in your bathroom. Way better than pump soap, right?

Mommy and Corey also made shea based body butters.


…and lavender bath soaks.


…and body fragrances


And after everyone soaked their feet in the bath soaks they made, I did nails!


Every time I see Mama Clumps whip up goodies so effortlessly, I wonder why I moved out. I mean, seriously…she can make anything!

‘Twas a wonderful post-Christmas gift for us all.

Do you have ‘spa days’? Or make your own products? Next time I head, I’m going to have Mama Clumps help me make a lip balm. And of course I’ll need another dose of my nettle infused jojoba hair oil.

Mama knows best!

Vintage Post: On the Wall Palette storing

A few days ago I received an email from a college freshman. She was telling me how irritated she was at her dorm room set-up and the lack of space there was.Um, yeah….tell me about it. I’ve lived in 3 dorm rooms and countless apartments. I moved from the East Coast to the West Coast and back to the East Coast. I pretty much move ever year or every other year. Because of that, I always keep my make-up storage pretty contained and neat.

So while I was doing AmeriCorps in Los Angeles, I came up with the idea of maximizing wall space….


Now this was back when I first got into make-up and was a serious MAC addict *rolls eyes* and really only used their palettes. Of course now I am obsessed with many other brands. Velcro was the name of the game and it took NO time. This may be ideal for ladies with limited space. Luckily my roommates weren’t into make-up so I never had to worry about anyone snatchin’ my shadows or lippies.

Otherwise we’d have another problem on our hands. Haha!

Velcro is super cool and so is dorm living, my college kiddies. Enjoy it!

Midweek Sales & Spotlights: Week of 10/25/09

Sephora’s Friends & Family Sale


Yep, it’s still going on until November 2nd. Hustle hustle! If you spend over $50 (which is WAY too easy to do) you get free shipping. While I thought about sitting this one out, reader Diana (love you, babes!) has me thinking twice. Hmmm….

The code: FF2009.

The Body Shop on Facebook!
The Body Shop recently launched their first The Body Shop application on Facebook called “You’re naturally beautiful”. It lets you share with your friends little notes about why you think they’re naturally beautiful. It also provides beauty tips and lets you post your own pics or vids of anything that represents natural beauty in your eyes. So cool! Play around with it HERE.

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This Week’s Sales at Walgreens
Prices effective from October 25th-October 31st

  • L’Oreal HIP–buy 1, get 1 free <—-YAAAAY!!!
  • Rimmel Cosmeics foundation, powder, concealer, blush and eye–Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri or Nail Art pen–2 for $10
  • Revlon Cosmetics–Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
  • CoverGirl Cosmetics Eye or Lip–Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
  • Maybelline Pulse Perfection–$12.99
  • Maybelline ColorSensational lip color–$5.99

(yawn… not many sales here this week)

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This Week’s Sales at CVS
Prices effective from October 25th-October 31st
  • (with card) Buy 1, Get 1 Free–All Almay Cosmetics
  • (with card) Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Revlon Cosmetics
  • (with card) L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara–$9.49

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Anyone know of any other sales out there? Share ‘em! Help a sista save a dollar!

Happy shoppin’!