Beauty Bee-haviors: Product from the Past

 Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

Lately I’ve been doing A LOT of reminiscing. I think it’s because I recently found my high school scrapbook.

Man oh man…trust me when I tell y’all, I came a loooong way! Woof!

Aww, look…it’s Baby B!

But I digress…my nostalgic spirit led me to pull out a product I haven’t used in FOREVER!!

MAC’s Petticoat!

I used to loooove this baby. I can’t believe I’m using the same one still because I know I wore it every day for several months.

Do you have any throwback or limited edition 
products that you still love and wear? 

And girlfriend, if you’re still holding on to a mascara from a year ago, you know I’m going to give you a virtual side eye, right? I love you but throw that away. Now, I say! ;)

Beauty Bee-haviors: Do you have a dream job?

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

Fact about me: I’m not a fan of reality TV shows unless it has to do with beauty or someone getting helped. Shows like Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Blush (who remembers that?), Intervention or Obsessed always have me on the edge of my seat. WHEN I actually watch TV which is like three hours a week, but I digress. HA!

MTV has got this super cool show airing on June 3rd and I’m thinking I’ll be tuning it.


Picture this, “With the job market harder to crack than ever, MTV recently launched their new hit reality show “Hired,” a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to prepare for and (hopefully) land your first dream job at a fashion, beauty, or lifestyle company. Sometimes the criticism is harsh and sometimes it’s hilarious, but it’s always constructive. And you’ll be amazed at how unprepared most of these college grads are, especially after spending years in school preparing for their career. “

Um, hello!! Where was I when they were casting for this show? Not in NYC? Oh…yeah. *insert geographically misplaced sad face*

On June 3rd at 6:30 pm, TheBalm (LOVE this brand) will be looking for an office assistant and we’ll get to see the behind the scenes ups and downs of working for a major beauty brand. I can’t wait to see what other brands are on the show. And I hope these applicants bring it!

My question to you..

What’s your dream job? 
Would you want to work for your favorite beauty brand?

My answer would be more like a 4 page dissertation so uh…let’s hear yours! And who is will be tuning in to watch Hired? I say we have a Twitter party and tweet our thoughts. I’ll bring the hummus and pita chips!

Beauty Bee-haviors: I will only buy ____!!

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

We haven’t done one of these in a while, uh? This idea came from a girlfriend of mine who came over and spent some time rummaging through my make-up collection.

“Gosh B!” she says. “You sure do have a lot of different brands.”

“Uh, yeah…” I reply. “Don’t you?”

She turns and looks at me and says, “Girl, no! I only use ____. They are the greatest. They have the best shadows, liners, lipglosses and foundation. Why would I need to go anywhere else?” 

My look…

Now, I’m not going to tell you which brand she was talking about. I’m sure you’ve already guessed it because like her, I was an obsessed and faithful fan of that brand. And ONLY that brand. It wasn’t until I got heavily involved with blogging and checked out other brands that I realized…um, there are A LOT of good cosmetic companies out there.

I simply don’t have a favorite. How can I? I love Maybelline, YSL, Lancôme and Rimmel mascaras. I love Stila, Clinique, NYX and Illamasqua glosses. I am in love with NARS, Iman and Cargo bronzers. Milani, MAC and Jordana make great lip liners and when it comes to polishes Zoya, China Glaze, Nubar, Sally Hansen, Orly, Diamond Comestics and Nfu-Oh rock! Just how in the world am I supposed to be faithful to one?

So my question to you iiiiis?


Are you faithful to only a handful of beauty brands or will buy anything that catches your eye?

Beauty Bee-haviors: Why we DON’T need make-up…

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

This edition of Beauty Bee-haviors was inspired by an 10 year old reader. That’s right…Clumps tries (operative world is “tries”, ha!) to be curse-free because I know that we have baby readers out there and I don’t want them to think cursing is cool.

Even though it was when I was 10 but I digress..

The young chick-a-dee was telling me how she just adores make-up and that without she doesn’t feel pretty. She said she’s tried 4 different brands of foundations and still hasn’t found the perfect primer. I didn’t know what primer was until I was like…23!  My attempts to tell her that make-up is SOOOO not needed at that age meant nothing because she was still desirous of a tips and tricks; not big sister-ly advice.

Oh well, my prepubescent pretty! You’re going to get more advice anyway because I’m a bossy big sister and that’s just how I roll. But now it’s you all’s turn. Help the baby Clumps readers understand 

Why we don’t need make-up…

I think it is SO important to empower and motivate younger girls. They look up to us. Some read beauty blogs and look at magazines and assume that make-up is needed to feel beautiful. In fact, there are young adults and older women who feel this way.

Speak on it, y’all…

(photo source)

Beauty Beehaviors: Um, you are TOO old for that.

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Okay, let’s keep it real. I would probably pass out if I saw either one of my Grandmommies rockin’ a tube top. I would probably give them a side eye if they were rocking green nail polish too. I guess I associate those things with younger folx.

Am I the only one?

Do certain beauty and fashion trends end at a certain age? Or should they?

Before getting heavily into nail polishes, I always thought I was too “old” to wear glittery polishes. I felt the same way about nail designs and funky colors like green and blue. I felt this way in my early 20’s! Craziness, I know. I have since changed my mind and will happily sport any color and finish of polish.

But will I be able to do this in my 40’s and 50’s? Or should I not care and rock whatever at any age?

So answer this….

When it comes to beauty and fashion, is there anything you should stop doing or wearing at a certain age?

Beauty Beehaviors: Tyra Banks + “Real Hair”

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

The entertainment and celebrity blogosphere actually had some news that interested me. After Kim Kardashian changing her hair color, of course. LOL….I’m being crazy sarcastic, y’all.
But seriously…Tyra Banks has decided to do the season premiere of her show wig-less. She is has even coined September 9th as “Real Hair Day”.
Check this:
“This season on The Tyra Show we’re taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they’ve got and be proud! For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that – no fake hair, I’m rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we’re declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!” (source)

Being that I have had 2 blogs, photo albums, several videos and even hosted a party for my natural hair, I guess it’s safe to say that I love my natural hair to the max. I’m not the biggest fan of fake hair for myself and when I openly said this on Twitter–guess what? Many of you agreed with me saying that “real hair” is what’s hot in the streets.

So I ask you this question….
Do you prefer wearing your own hair or jazzing
it up with weaves, wigs and extensions?

Beauty Beehaviors: Tyra Banks + "Real Hair"

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

The entertainment and celebrity blogosphere actually had some news that interested me. After Kim Kardashian changing her hair color, of course. LOL….I’m being crazy sarcastic, y’all.
But seriously…Tyra Banks has decided to do the season premiere of her show wig-less. She is has even coined September 9th as “Real Hair Day”.
Check this:
“This season on The Tyra Show we’re taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they’ve got and be proud! For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that – no fake hair, I’m rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we’re declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!” (source)

Being that I have had 2 blogs, photo albums, several videos and even hosted a party for my natural hair, I guess it’s safe to say that I love my natural hair to the max. I’m not the biggest fan of fake hair for myself and when I openly said this on Twitter–guess what? Many of you agreed with me saying that “real hair” is what’s hot in the streets.

So I ask you this question….
Do you prefer wearing your own hair or jazzing
it up with weaves, wigs and extensions?

Beauty Beehaviors: Have you ever visited the derm?

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

Well, I did it.

I have been dealing with mild acne for a good 2 years now and after trying EVERYTHING, I thought it was time to seek professional help. I visited the dermatologist for the first time this week. It was an interesting experience to say the least.
After telling me things I already know (I be doin’ my research, yo!) the derm gave me 2 ‘scrips for acne medicine. I have been doing more research to see what I’m getting myself into. We’ll see how that goes.
Riddle me this…..

Have you ever visited a dermatologist?

Was it a good experience? Not so much? Do you go regularly or was it a one time thing?
Tell me allll about it!