N.Y.C. New York Color’s super pretty palettes

Brands like N.Y.C. New York Color are reasons why I love drugstore beauty buys. Wait for it…

Yes, I know. Let’s all sigh in admiration together. These darling limited-edition for Fall 2010 palettes are just too cute. The question is, how do they show up on brown skin? And just how much do they cost? We know N.Y.C. New York Color is an affordable brand, but are these kids overpriced?

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Amor de Lacquer: Ruffian nails for the win!

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Okay, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been pretty lazy on the nail polish design tip. This happens to me every few months. Sometimes I’ll be head over heels in love with konading and doing freehand designs and out of nowhere, I’ll just stop. Lately, I’ve been in love with doing ruffian nails.

Don’t give me that side eye. You’ve heard of ruffian nails, haven’t you?

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COVERGIRL’s Lip Perfection Lipsticks-coming soon!

Check this out…

How pretty is that packaging? These will be launching January 11 but beginning November 1, COVERGIRL will begin an exclusive online preview. You can be one of the first to try the new product by visiting COVERGIRL’s Facebook fan page to take advantage of this advance opportunity.

I’m super excited! Especially when I found out that amazing Pat McGrath designed the 44 shades. I wonder how these will compare to Maybelline’s ColorSensational lippies.

You know I’ll be letting you know. Think you’ll be scooping some of these up?

Amor de Lacquer: Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen, Fall 2010

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Tracy Reese does it again. I have always been a huge fan of Lady Reese’s pieces. (I made a rhyme, hehe :)). Seriously, lovelies…does this not scream B?

This could be mine for only $408.00. Uh...Santa?

It also screams “Out of my price range and no size 12″. Le sigh is right. Looks like I’ll have to settle for the Fall 2010 Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen.

Which, by the look of those colors ain’t a bad thing.

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Huetiful Hair Steamer

I know, right? A hair post over here at Clumps? Hair talk is usually saved for my hair blog but I’ve had to the opportunity to review the Huetiful hair steamer and wanted to share it with the Clumps fam. After all, with the cooler weather hitting us, who couldn’t use some added moisture to the ole’ crown, eh?

Call me loca but I’ve never heard of a hair steamer until I saw natural hair bloggers posting about Huetiful’s.

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Giveaway Winners! EOS lip balms

Congratulations are in order!!

Yes, my lovelies…you two will be receiving the darling EOS lip balms. The giveaway answers were rad, yo. Some of yall’s answers were so descriptive that I felt myself being transported right to the places you described.

If you didn’t win, don’t fret, kiddo…I’ve got a ton of giveaways coming up. In the meantime, don’t forget to enjoy nature. Be it a walk outside or marveling the clouds in the sky, let Mother Nature that you’re her homie.

Do you use essential oils?

Have I told y’all how much I LOVE essential oils? Mama Clumps started it. What you see are just the ones that I use regularly. Mama Clumps is lucky that I don’t live with her. I’d be snagging her 100+ essential oils collection religiously.

But alas, it requires a small fortune to build a hefty collection. Which oils do you use? I use Peppermint just about everyday. It’s in a spray bottle of water that I spritz all over my hair. I also use that and lavendar oil for when I wash clothes. And of course it makes for a perfect aromatherapy blend as well as making natural skincare products.

Oh, and I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t place a disclaimer. Essential oils  should NOT be applied directly to the skin without carrier oils. Tea tree and lavender oils are the only exceptions.  Mama Clumps has most, if not all, of those too.

I’m so jealous.

Drop your favorite essential oils and their uses! And should you or should you not store eau de toilette in medicine cabinet?

EOS lip balm + giveaway!

I dig nature. Even when it doesn’t dig me. Which is most of the time. Proof of that would be my freaking out when I see bull frogs meeting me at my door step, snakes slithering past me when I lounge on the grass and pelicans trying to eat while I’m chillin’ at the beach. Have you ever seen the mouth of a pelican? They could probably chomp off my head in one bite.

The other day I was taking a stroll outside and y’all will NOT believe what all-natural beauty goodness I found in the trees.

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