KBShimmer Summer 2016 Collection

Confession. I had an argument with my 3-year old the other day. She asked me if it was summer time and I told her it was. Because, uh…it’s 95 degrees outside. Feels like summer to me! 

“No! It’s not summer, mama.” 

KBShimmer

“It is, baby.”

“NO, it’s nooooot!”

I let it go because no one really wins in an argument with a 3-year old. And just as I started to draft up this post, I did a quick Google search on when Summer starts and what the heck, y’all?! It’s STILL Spring. Craziness! We are just about a week away from Summer but I’m feeling dumb for arguing with my child. And I feel even dumber for being wrong about it. Ha! It has been a hot little minute since I’ve featured some KBShimmer beauties and when these press samples landed on my doorstep, well…I was thrilled! 

KBShimmer Summer

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Beat Face by Shea Moisture

Hey girl, hey!

Did you know that Shea Moisture makes more than just awesome hair and body care products? 

When I first saw the ad for in on Facebook, I shrieked with delight–literally. I’m a crunchy mama and love their hair products because of all the juices and berries they put in there really make my girls and I’s hair look phenomenal. My husband is a huge fan of their Black Soap line and the baby products got me through those moments I didn’t feel like making the kids’ products. 

But now they have something that’s JUST.FOR.ME!

 

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We all know Shea Moisture is rocking hard in the natural hair and body product community but did you know they do makeup too? Check this out.

Shea Moisture Beauty Line

They have EVERYTHING! Foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and all the lippies you need! 

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EcoTools Brushes – The Best Makeup Brush Brand Everrrr!

Oh darlings, you’re in for a treat. I’ve partnered with EcoTools to bring you a series of posts that will introduce some of EcoTools latest and most popular items. My budget beauty lovers will be alllllll over this. In the 9 years that Clumps of Mascra has been chugging along (OMG, has it really been THAT long?) there’s been one brand that I have consistently purchased and enjoyed. 

And guess who it is?

EcoTools brushes

Yessssss, girl. I’m not lying when I say if there is ANY brand that that will fulfill your makeup brushes needs with STELLAR brushes, it’s them. And I know it’s not easy out there. There are sooooo many brands working hard to get your attention. I’ve spent a small fortune in the makeup brushes department and was always under the impression that I had to spend all of my coins on quality brushes. Wrong, y’all. So wrong.

And that’s when I met and fell in love with EcoTools.

EcTools makeup brushes

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The Best Form of Makeup

Want to know the secret to great makeup? It's great skin! Kids, life, environment, age can call take a toll on looking refreshed but not anymore!Is great skin. 

I’m no spring chicken anymore and two kids will take a toll on your look. Some things can be hidden with the wonders of stellar foundation matched with amazing cover-up but even then, there are no promises. Having a quality skin care routine is just like having a great exercise plan–both will ultimately make you look good in your clothes (or make up) but isn’t the ultimate goal to look good naked? Yes. Yes, it is.

Want to know the secret to great makeup? It's great skin! Kids, life, environment, age can call take a toll on looking refreshed but not anymore!

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Wet ‘n Wild Matte Lip Colors – Yep, You Need ‘Em

This post was submitted by Tiffany! A fabulous Clumps of Mascara contributor.

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color

So we introduced y’all to these babies on Instagram, but now the full review is here!

Wet ‘N Wild doesn’t disappoint when it comes to keeping up with the trends on a budget and these Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are no different! The name describes them so well. They are definitely matte as in no sheen or shine to them, but the velvety finish keeps them from being too drying. The formula almost reminds of Maybelline’s Matte Lipsticks, which I adore, so that was a win in my book.

I bought the colors Hickory Smoked (A363), Charred Cherry (A364), and Berry Tales (A366). Hickory Smoked and Charred Cherry ended up being my favs since I found them very easy to wear without needing to tweak them to look right on me. Berry Tales was too light for my taste, however, it is a pretty color and some of you ladies will be able to rock it fabulously!

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Essie Go Ginza – A One Coat Wonder

This post was submitted by Tiffany! A fabulous Clumps of Mascara contributor.

Nails on mug

Spring time is finally here, y’all! I know, I know… it seems hard to tell if Mother Nature got the memo considering this cold weather all of a sudden, or maybe Winter wasn’t going out quietly. To get those Spring vibes going again, especially with Easter being today, I decided to rock some pastel polish this week to celebrate my second favorite season. Bonus: I’m finally getting to try out a color I’ve had for a minute but didn’t wear because it didn’t match my mood.

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What Shampoo and Condish are you using?

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Volumizing Mascara

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

we heart this – Fake what your Mama gave you (then, you plucked away!) The IT Cosmetics Brow Power Super Skinny pencils are our new favorite brow tool.

Beautygeeks – Eczema doesn’t disappear with the snow at first melt, right? So enter to win one of two Aveeno body-care giveaways that each include an array of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing, Eczema Care and Eczema Baby products (open to US and Canada)!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for a little treat for your hair! Click here to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a 9-piece prize package of products from Natural Instincts and Herbal Essences!

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It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

It Cosmetics mascara

These mascara names are getting longer and longer. It cracks me up. Any It Cosmetics fans in the house? Do yourself a favor and try their brushes. You know I am soooo for drugstore brushes (hey EcoTools!) but it’s hard not to spend my entire paycheck on their brushes. They’re just that fabulous.

Oh yeah…you came here for a review of the It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. Not their brushes.

Onward, we go. Please don’t laugh at my pictures. I tried to make them all funky and look comic book’y. Work with me here, dear friends. 

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

 

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