Sista Show-Off: More hot blogs, mags and artists


Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com

  • What do you get when you combine a hubby that shoots and a wifey that bangs out make-up? None other than K&T Makeup Artistry. I love love LOVE family businesses but it especially warms my heart when it is a husband/wife operation. That’s just a beautiful thang. In the DC/M/V area and needin‘ to spruce up your portfolio? Check out the fab duo’s MySpace page for more information.
  • Sommer, the head lady behind the electronic publication of Gemini Mag is quite the inspiration. Sometimes I forget that the average size woman here in America is a size 14. Yes girl….it’s true. Gemini Mag focuses on the beauty and lifestyle by and for plus size women. I love it, I love it! Yours truly has contributed in the Beauty Department of the magazine. Rock on, Sommer! Just remember moi when you land on the newstands. Check out the most recent subscription here.

  • I envy her brows somethin‘ serious. She had me itchin‘ to try henna. This beautiful Indian lady has such a wonderful spirit that is captured beautifully in her blog. She is Saimese.
  • I call Miss. Yaya my Brooklyn angel for a reason. Never mind that we spend time shipping off goodies to each other…..she also has a bomb ass blog! I Will Be On My Own Judge talks about everything from celeb fashions to hair reviews, drugstore polishes and everything in between. And don’t you judge her..because she will be her own judge. Ha!
  • Sweet Life Magazine is everything and then some. Beauty, fashion and entertainment galore! Magazine Editor Michele has an inviting and beautiful layout that makes visiting the e-magzine feel like you have just left reality and entered a paradise. Yours truly has also contributed to this fabulous publication. So sweet!

I hope that you visit the following blogs, websites and magazines. I love love LOVE supporting any and everyone in any way that I can. These women are inspiring in so many ways. I can’t stress enough that NOW is the time to make your dreams come true. Got a passion? Turn it into a career. Got a cause? Make sure your voice is heard. Got money?

….shoooo, I don’t. But don’t let that stop you. Go ‘head and do things that make you happy, lady!

Sista Show-Off: HelloBeautiful.com

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Admit it….you have looked in the mirror before and said, “Hello Beautiful!”

*crickets*

C’mon yall….don’t make me out to be the only semi-vain person in here. You’ve done it before. You know you have. And you don’t do it because you are crazy full of yourself. Sometimes it feels good to feel beautiful. Of course on the inside, but also out the out.

That’s what HelloBeautiful is all about…..feeling good!

Hello Beautiful got its start from BlackPlanet.com (I used to be ALL over that site in college) and is a wonderful little portal for Women of Color. Whether its fashion, beauty, finances and relationships, Hello Beautiful is truly like visiting a friend’s home. You feel comfortable enough to let it all out on the message boards. You crack up over the postings from the featured bloggers. And nod your head in agreeance with interracial dating. Oh yes, it’s deep.

An article of mine pops up on the site every now and then too.

Stroll through and let me know what you think!

Goodbye Beautiful!

Sista Show-Off: Soy Fashionista


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[NOTE]: The majority of this post will be in Spanglish—so brace yourself if you aren’t familiar with reading the Spanish language]

Soy Fashionista!!

Cuándo era una niña, yo hablé mucho español. Muchas personas no comprendieron por qué.

“Brittany,” ellos dirían.

¿”Estas Latina?”

“No,” diría.

“Soy solo una chica Negra que habla Español”.

Whew…that was hard. I can talk in Spanish all day. But writing it es muy dificíl para mi. Oh well….but as you can see, I have a little connection with my Hispanic family. And not just because I can speak a little of the Español but because I recognize the rich culture and heritage surrounding Hispanic ladies…..as is the case with ALL women of different backgrounds.

From SoyFashionista.com
“Soy Fashionista is about sharing and interacting on personal views, style, stories and advice. Become informed, connected, inspired and entertained. Engage in our Social Community developed for Latinas, by Latinas. Soy Vida, Amor, y Orgullo…SOY FASHIONISTA.”

Soy Fashionista is unique because it caters to mis chicas Latinas out there. It is a one stop spot for beauty, fashion, culture, music, and ohhh laaa laaaaa, sexo tambien!

Sandrini, el Presidente de Soy Fashionista works with 8 other Latina ladies to bring members articles from each area. Perhaps you too are a Latina lady with a passion for beauty, fashion, culture or music.

Head on over to SoyFashionista.com and check out the digs. Beautifully impressive, if you ask me.

Pase un buen dia,

Sista Show-Off: Pieces & Blessings


Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I have always been an enormous fan of jewelry. See….most women like diamonds and pearls (I’d like them more if I could afford them, ha!) but I don’t mind funky jewelery. You know the kind where people say,

“Ohhhh girl, your ring is so pretty! I’ve never see anything like that.
Where did you get it from?”

Yeah love the uniqueness that a great deal of my jewels have.

Pieces & Blessings has the following….

-Earrings
-Loc jewels
-Rings

Each piece of jewelery is hand made intricately and with love.

And I must say….working with Samantha has been absolutely wonderful. I received my shipping notification the SAME day I ordered and my package was in the mail within 2-3 days. And yall know I’m not a big fan of waiting for packages to arrive.

Samantha’s Story of how Pieces & Blessings came about:

“Well, I started when my lil girl decided that she wanted to get locs! I was so proud of her. I asked her why did she want them and she said that she wanted to be closer to her heritage. Very impressive for a (then)10 year old. Well, when she did begin to loc I wasn’t able to find many cute things to adorn her hair. I didn’t want her to begin to equate natural with not cute or plain. I wanted her to continue to feel like the same lil girl. That’s when I began to make small jewels and then I made her earrings to match. People began to make comments and request pieces … : ). I am self taught through my love for working with my hands, love for my daughter, fashion, and natural hair.”

Check out my purchases!

I LOVE this ring…I get so many compliments on it. It was only $7.

And my baby locs are supporting jewels too. $5

Right now Samantha is offering FREE SHIPPING!!! Stroll on over to her site and see what looks interesting to you. Rock on, Samantha! You womanprenuer, you!

Peaces & blessings,

Sista Show-Off: Pieces & Blessings


Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I have always been an enormous fan of jewelry. See….most women like diamonds and pearls (I’d like them more if I could afford them, ha!) but I don’t mind funky jewelery. You know the kind where people say,

“Ohhhh girl, your ring is so pretty! I’ve never see anything like that.
Where did you get it from?”

Yeah love the uniqueness that a great deal of my jewels have.

Pieces & Blessings has the following….

-Earrings
-Loc jewels
-Rings

Each piece of jewelery is hand made intricately and with love.

And I must say….working with Samantha has been absolutely wonderful. I received my shipping notification the SAME day I ordered and my package was in the mail within 2-3 days. And yall know I’m not a big fan of waiting for packages to arrive.

Samantha’s Story of how Pieces & Blessings came about:

“Well, I started when my lil girl decided that she wanted to get locs! I was so proud of her. I asked her why did she want them and she said that she wanted to be closer to her heritage. Very impressive for a (then)10 year old. Well, when she did begin to loc I wasn’t able to find many cute things to adorn her hair. I didn’t want her to begin to equate natural with not cute or plain. I wanted her to continue to feel like the same lil girl. That’s when I began to make small jewels and then I made her earrings to match. People began to make comments and request pieces … : ). I am self taught through my love for working with my hands, love for my daughter, fashion, and natural hair.”

Check out my purchases!

I LOVE this ring…I get so many compliments on it. It was only $7.

And my baby locs are supporting jewels too. $5

Right now Samantha is offering FREE SHIPPING!!! Stroll on over to her site and see what looks interesting to you. Rock on, Samantha! You womanprenuer, you!

Peaces & blessings,

Sista Show-Off: New bloggers on the scene



Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Let’s give a nice warm welcome to these ladies who are new to the blogosphere.

Contests and Such: This little lady compiles all of the contests running on beauty blogs and posts them. That’s right….every giveaway and contest! Amazing, uh? If your blog is hosting a giveaway/contest, shoot Nessa an email at contestsandsuch@gmail.com

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Gettin’ Nailed: Yesss, another nail blogger hits the bloggin’ streets and I couldn’t be more excited. The Asian Girl chats Nailonomics 101 while shootin’ photos of her beautiful nail designs and swatches.

Jen’s Makeup Bag: Another new blogger but this chica definitely isn’t new to make-up

application. Her looks are incredible!

Be sure to subscribe to their blogs and/or add them to you Google Reader. I already have!



Because we are all familia,











Sista Show-Off: Lauri Lyons


Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Allow me to introduce you to Lauri Lyons. She is the FIRST black female photographer to be signed by Getty Images. She is also a photojournalist and art photographer who shoots and exhibits globally (she just returned from a long assignment in Salvador, Brazil) AND the subject of a biopic that’s a running favorite on CurrentTV.

Her most recent monograph, Flag International (2008), is one piece of a multi media documentary project that incorporates photography, video, audio and handwritten text. As a series of portraits of people from 8 countries posing with the American flag, the project investigates how the international community views the United States in the 21st Century–a timely project given our historic recent election year.

Um…..wow. Check out my personal favorites from this monograph.

Men in Harlem

Girl with Black Hoodie


Muslim Girls

Amazing work, right? You can check out her website HERE.

Beauty in photos? Gotta love it….

Because you are a muse,

Sista Show-Off: Latina Beauty Bloggers


Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I recently came across some dynamite Latina beauty blogs. I find this to be a rarity in the beauty blogosphere. My African American and Asian ladies are on lock when it comes to beauty blogging but finding a Hispanic beauty blogger is a little more difficult. Hey, chicas….where yall at?!

I am ecstatic to have come across two new ones!

Lali.Amora


Erica from Lali Amora is a MAC lipstick lovin’, Sinful Colors polish wearin’ chica like myself. She blogs about the higher end products, as well as the cheaper alternatives. Swatches? Reviews? You got it!

Cafe Beautique

Take a coffee lover with a passion for cosmetics and you have the beautiful Bella over at Cafe Beautique. She’s a baby blogger with only a few posts but I am already loving her reviews and representation of the Hispanic ladies. Pero no matter who you are, you will feel like a hermana vistando su pagina.

….and since I’m talkin’ about Latina beauty bloggers, I would be remiss if I didn’t show love to one of the best in the game:

Beauty Logic


Dominican Enigma is no stranger to beauty blogging. She’s just as obsessed with nail polishes as I am and is constantly droppin’ the reviews for body, hair and face. You go, DE!

Know of any more Latina beauty/fashion bloggers? Let me know.

Stay tuned for a post later today announcing the contest winner for the Karmin Titanium Hair iron and a new giveaway.

Stay beautiful,