Legal Biz

Disclosure and other Legal Mumbo Jumbo

Simply put, I am not a makeup artist, dermatologist or “guru”. I am just a big kid who really loves makeup and gives opinions based off of her experiences. Should you have any questions in reference to skincare and how products will affect your skin or health, please speak with your doctor. All products I use work well for me (unless stated otherwise) and I can’t judge how they will work for you. Use at your own risk. And ALWAYS do your own research.

I do NOT get paid to write positive reviews on Clumps of Mascara. All reviews are based solely off of my opinion. While I may receive products gratis, they in no way influence my writing. I will always remain truthful to my readers. As of December 2009, all items received from brands and PR representatives are disclosed as such.


Some readers may have problems with reading blogs where the editors have received products gratis. Of course, as an editor, I know that while I may receive a press sample of a mascara or lip gloss, nothing compares to the time and money that I put into Clumps of Mascara. When you factor in the flights, hotel stays, conference fees, beauty products, website maintenance and services that I shell out of my own pocket, a free mascara doesn’t seem like a big deal. I blog because I enjoy it. I was doing it waaaaay before I received free products and will continue to do so while giving my honest opinion.

Bottom line: Blogging has provided nice treats here and there but I still work other jobs aaaaand I can’t pay my bills with beauty products. Trust me, y’all. I’ve tried.

All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Clumps of Mascara displays paid advertisements from the Glam Media Publisher Network.

I let Clumps of Mascara readers know about the new Disclosure policy in this post.

Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising.

As a member of Glam Media Publisher Network, they allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit Clumps of Mascara. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest toyou. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit

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I do not mind if you want to use a picture from my site. Please please pleeeease let me know first. Otherwise you’d be committing plagiarism and that ain’t cool. Shoot me an email should you want to use any pictures or articles. If you choose to use my material without my consent -side eye- I WILL find you.

I always credit pictures that I use but if I have used yours and you would like for it to be removed, please let me know.

Contests Entries and Giveaways

No purchase necessary unless otherwise stated. Please know that in accepting the prize, the winner understands that Brittany of Clumps of Mascara may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).  This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Please read contest information carefully as all contests are not International friendly.

Did you win? Shoot me an email at with your complete name and mailing address. If you do not respond within 3 days after notification of winning, too bad and so sad…another entrant will be selected. And so that everyone gets a chance of winning, those who have entered a contest or giveaway in the 6 months prior to dated giveaway will not be eligible. My family members and close friends are not eligible for any giveaways. Please be prepared to wait 4-6 weeks to receive your winnings.