Driving Around in That Fierce Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape SUV

Mama needs a new car. Like badly. My little ole’ putt putt is almost 10 years old and while I love her, it’s about time to start thinking about getting something new. Besides, my car was perfect when I was a single gal driving up and down Florida’s highways and byways. It’s about time to upgrade to something for our growing family.

 Ford Escape review

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Eddie Funkhouser Lips Are Perfect For Spring


Spring is here, y’all. I am forever grateful because I am just NOT here for that winter’y stuff. Floridian and all, I can’t even bother to think about leaving the house when it’s under 50 degrees. Laugh if you like but recently some of us ladies in the Makeup Wars received some faaaaabulous lipsticks from Eddie Funkhouser and they have been some kind of spectacular.

Eddie Funkhouser Lip Products

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 145


Zoya Veruschuka nail polish

Love for Lacquer – Spring cleaning is upon us. Jess shows us some of her favorite makeup organizers! You’re going to want to see these (And bookmark a few sites!)

My Beauty Bunny – Less is more this spring! We’ve got the basics, our cruelty free picks, and a quick tutorial for the ‘it’ style of the season – Makeup Trend: Barefaced and Beautiful.

My Newest Addiction – Laura shows us the new Too Faced Selfie Palette! You MUST SEE the swatches!

Nouveau Cheap – Target has added lots of beauty brands to the makeup department lately, but this new addition was a total surprise to me.

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5 Ways To Get Your Picky Toddler To Eat Avocados

Ways To Get Your Picky Toddler To Love Avocado

I’m not gonna lie, y’all. I can be a bit of a controlling parent. Sorry, not sorry. When it comes to my child’s nutrition, I’m just not okay with dealing with her temper tantrums and giving in to the demands of fries and chicken nuggets. Which, she’d eat every day with complaint. I believe in offering healthy options as often as possible and eventualllllly I know she’ll eat it. And if she doesn’t, I’m okay with hiding it. Such is the case with avocados. 

Elle never liked avocados. Ever. But I’ve found some ways that I can actually get her to eat this nutrient-rich fruit. In fact, this morning after she downed her oatmeal, she asked for a piece of toast. I toasted a piece, slathered avocado all over it and cut it in a cute shape. She gulped it and asked for seconds. 

Could it be that I’m actually winning in this Picky Toddler Eating department? 


Check out 4 other ways that I use avocado in my toddler’s meals.


Milani Matte Lipsticks = LOVE!

Milani Matte Lipsticks

I received these lipsticks some months ago and forgot all about them until my gal pal brought them up earlier this week. Milani makes fantastic matte lipsticks and they’re…cheap! When it comes to matte lipsticks, you either love ’em or you hate ’em. And I see why most folx hate them. They can be drying, not as long-lasting as a regular lipstick and they really make lip imperfections POP. The key is to constantly keep your lips moisturized.

Matte Milani Lipstick swatches

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The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

Do you know anything about the devastating disorder that is preeclampsia? Affecting pregnant women, preeclampsia is defined as “a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine”. (source)

Simply put, it is a terrifying disorder that requires proper prenatal care. I have such a passion for supporting and bringing awareness to issues that affect pregnant women and their families. I was thrilled to hear about The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia happening in Miami. While I won’t be able to attend, I’ll be donating to the cause in hopes that the funds that are raised support the families that are affected by preeclampsia . 

2015 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

If you are in or around the Miami area, consider registering for this walk! For more information visit The Promise Walk.

Green Nail Polish for St. Patrick’s Day

Green nail polish for St. Patrick's Day

Okay, for the record – I am not Irish. Not even a little bit. I mean, maybe but I doubt it. Probably not. So yeah. I never get into celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve never had green beer and I’ll likely punch you in the throat if you pinch me for not wearing green. *snort*

Okay, I’m kidding. Maybe a little. But I DO looooove the color green. It’s one of my favorite nail polish colors. I know a lot of nail polish lovers will be whipping out green nail polishes out in honor of St. Patrick’s Day so I decided to highlight some of my favorites. 

 butter LONDON Thames nail polish

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The For No Reason Giveaway

I feel like doing a giveaway. Nothing fancy. No sponsor. Nothing heavy. Just a simple and fun giveaway. I find myself so incredibly grateful for little ole’ Clumps of Mascara and its community that it just feels right to send you supporters some love one way or another. After all, it was a few months ago when I was all like “I don’t know if I want to blog anymore.”?

But I can’t imagine not blogging. I can’t be super active as I once was and that’s okay. I’m doing what works for me and I’m just gracious that 1 or 2 of you out there are still readin’ my rambles. So…let’s celebrate. For no reason! 

The No Reason giveaway

This giveaway is open worldwide and will close on March 24th. You have a ton of ways to get entries in. See, I told you.


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Goood luuuuck!


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Email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.