L’Oreal HIP lip products on sale this week and more….

[ETA]:
Corrected to add L’Oreal HIP lip products not ALL L’Oreal HIP products.

L’Oreal HIP lip prouducts are buy 1, get 1 free. Woo!


More L’O HIP reviews:
L’Oreal HIP Chrome eyeliners
L’Oreal HIP Cream shadow paint
L’Oreal HIP Color presso
L’Oreal HIP matte and metallic eye shadow duos

And because I’ve been traveling for the past two weekends (and headed to Atlanta this weekend, yikes!) I haven’t been up on all of the sales. Thanks to Laura for sending me this awesome deal going on at Sephora.

Wowsers! So you’re telling me all I have to do is bring in 5 unwanted beauty items and I’m getting $10 off?! Amazing! Click the photo for additional information and when in doubt call your local Sephora. I think I can finally get those Stila Barbie smudge pots I’ve been wanting!

ETA~~You can bring in ANY beauty items. I tossed conditioner bottles and lotions.

Clumps heads to The Artist Summit


That’s right, my loves…I am off to cover another fab event hosted by The Powder Group. This time I’ll be back home in Miami!

What is the Artist Summit?

“A THREE DAY EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT FOR THE PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP AND BEAUTY COMMUNITY.FEATURING DOZENS OF SEMINARS, PANEL FORUMS AND HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS FROM THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL EDUCATORS IN THE PRO-MAKEUP INDUSTRY & INTRODUCING THE SUMMIT SHOP ­ A UNIQUE NEW PRO-RETAIL EXPERIENCE.”

Oh yeah…so there is a lot in store for all of the attendees. To get more information about attending this event click here. And if you see me in the streets, holla!

I know big beauty events hardly wonder outside of LA and NYC so I’m glad to see events in my neck of the woods.

I’ll be tweeting photos along the way. To get the behind the scenes coverage of all of the happ’ns at the Summit, follow me at @ClumpsOfMascara. If there is anything you would like for me to keep an eye out for, shoot me an email: Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Y’all know I love the Clumps fam, right?

Have a fabulous weekend!!

What would you do for longer lashes?

Have you ever thought about it?

I mean, really….

Clumps of Mascara focuses on all areas of beauty with mascara (obviously) being the product we show the most love to. I enjoy reviewing them because the demand is there and for whatever reason a lot of us are sooo in love with the idea of having thicker and longer lashes.

But how far would you go?

Check out this parody. It makes you think…

Thoughts? Funny? Scary? Or are you just speechless?

Thanks Aziza

Amor de Lacquer: OPI’s YDKJ in 3 forms


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.

Dear O.P.I.
Y’all are real funny. Who comes out with three polishes with three different finishes but yet they have the SAME name? Come on now…. Are y’all trying to confuse me? I’m just sayin’….Love you anyway, though. You’re one of my favorite brands of polish and I can’t wait until y’all drop a polish named ‘Cause Everybody Ain’t There Yet” or “You Don’t Know Me Like That” or “Tweet Ya Later”.

XOXO,
B

Nooo, I didn’t really send O.P.I. that letter. But I may.

Raise your hand if you remember me first reviewing You Don’t Know Jacques? I labeled it as a “yuck color” on brown skin. I’m sorry….but this color was anything but flattering. Nothing NOTHING was going to make me like it. Oh..you don’t remember what it looked like?

*gags*

It’s not pretty on me. And you know what? I’m fine with that. But what I’m not fine with is O.P.I. forcing me to like this color. How, you ask?

These jokers have come out with TWO other You Don’t Know Jacques’ with different finishes. See!


What in the post-it orange soda hell is this? Hmm….a matte and a suede? Surely they will look as crap-tastic as the predecessor, right? Umph!

Just look at this matte…


Well….wait a minute. It’s not SO bad. Definitely not as bad as the original. It applied flawlessly and only needed two coats. O.P.I.’s extra wide brushes are total BFFs with my longer nail beds. As a matte it looks more unusual than just downright ugly. I can deal with unusual. Shoot, I’m unusual. So this I can do as a matte.

Surely the suede finish can’t top this. Remember I’m supposed to loathe YDKJ.


*blinks* Is this the same color? Wait a minute….how is this possible? You Don’t Know Jacques with a suede finish looks….beautiful??? I feel tricked. How did we go from the original color that looked like dirty mop water to this stunning gold and brown love affair? I mean, look at it. It looks like gold and brown shared a passionate kiss. The result? You Don’t Know Jacques suede. I love it. I think it’s one of the most attractive colors I have ever seen.

Talk about a magic trick.

Yes y’all….they’ve fooled us. Or at least me. I-I-I-I like You Don’t Know Jacques. I really do!

You can be a high roller and pay a good $9 and up for the YDKJ….or you can get them from online retailers like TransDesign and pay around $4/bottle.

What do you think? Is YDKJ better in a matte or suede? Do you love the original?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

Beauty Review: MAC Dazzleglass Creme

‘ello darlings!

I plan to crank out quite a few posts on lipsticks, glosses and balms. There are so many hot ones on the market right now and the gloss fiend in me wants to explore them allllll.

And with that, let’s bring it on!

MAC Dazzleglass Creme
in Do It Up

I think the whole world knew how much I loved the original Dazzleglasses. I pretty much lived in Funtabulous for a good 3 months. They are full of glitter, can jazz up a lipstick and have good staying power.

Now MAC rolls out with the Dazzleglass creme. Are these just as great? I’ll say! I found them to apply similar to a Dazzleglass but with a creamier feel. The lips still more moisturized and it wasn’t as sticky as a Dazzleglass.

But you still get the the glitter effect if that’s yo thang!


I think I’m in love with these. I probably won’t purchase more than two because I’m cheap and I think the $18 price tag is a little steep. Hey, that rhymed!

….no but seriously. While I do love these babies I find that they tend to go pretty quickly if you use them regularly. It’s not the best beauty investment for my budget but at the same time a good two or so in my collection adds some diversity to the gloss family.

Not to mention Do It Up ain’t too bad on the lips.


Whatcha think?

Have you tried any of the Dazzleglass creme lippies yet? Love ‘em? Hate ‘em?

 

Celebrity Lashes: Foxy Brown. Hmm….

I have a little poll on the side (in the left column) of Clumps asking if you all would like to see more celebrity looks and styles.

I’ll be honest, I’m a non-TV watchin’ kind of gal. The only time I will watch a show is if it relates to beauty or fashion (Blush, ANTM, Project Runway) or if it just makes me laugh uncontrollably (Family Guy, The Office, Boondocks). Because of this, I am not too hip on what celebrities are doing or wearing. As a blogger, I have to force myself to be a little more cognizant because I know some of y’all keep up with celeb news.

So let’s kick off this new inclusion with what I think are some pretty out there lashes on Foxy Brown.


Whatcha think? Cute? Daring? A mess?

I really have no room to talk about anyone’s lashes considering I can’t apply fake ones on to save my life but my goodness….what’s really goin’ on here?

The good news is her skin is fabulous. What’s your take on the lashes?

Mascara Monday: Mascara Talk

Yeah, I know…..you were probably expecting a mascara review but with the largest game of my alma mater football team’s existence, I got a little behind….

Besides, I bet you needed a break from the boring Mascara Monday, uh?

Or maybe that’s just me. HA!

Here’s what I’ve had my eyes on in the mascara world!

A reader sent me an article about these babies and whoa! They look delicious. For $19.50 you can coat your lashes Sapphire, Amber, Amethyst, Garnet or Emerald. Now that’s just too cool. I know colored mascaras aren’t new but am I crazy for wanting to try every single one of those? You can find out more about them here.

  • Waterproof mascaras—do they REALLY differ from regular mascaras? I know that they are intended to last longer–hence them being waterproof but does Maybelline Pulse Perfection work better, worse or just as good as Maybelline Pulse Perfection Waterpoof? Hmm….stay tuned for my findings on that.
  • So Tarte has this 4 day stain mascara that claims to keep your lashes long and lush for a whooping 4 days.

I mean, wow! How is that even possible? You mean to tell me it will hold up if I wash my face? Or pour a bucket of water over my head? I just, I don’t think—please believe I’ll be reviewing this one soon. (photo source)

  • Word on the street (and in my inbox) says that CoverGirl Queen Collection has a mascara. Now where have I been and how did I miss this? I have gotten so many requests to review it but I haven’t seen it anywhere. Man oh man!
  • The next mascara I will be reviewing will be Benefit Bad Gal .
  • Soon after comes Lancome Hypnose drama.
  • How soon is too soon to begin wearing mascara? I didn’t wear it much until I graduated from high school. I get emails from 13-15 year old readers and I’m tempted to tell them to just not even worry about wearing mascara right now.
  • I’ve said it once before but olive and jojoba oil do a fantastic job at removing mascara.

Got any mascara questions, news or ideas on the mind? Tell me yo!

Happy Monday!

FOTD Friday: I got the blues….and specs!


It’s Friday!!! Yesss….I am SO excited. This weekend I am heading to Tallahassee to see my alma mater play the Florida State Seminoles (double boo!). I have so much school spirit that it’s like…..ridiculous.

….and it’ll be my first football game of the season. I’ll probably go all out and rock green and gold eyes and nails. And I’ll be linking up with some of my college roommates and friends. Am I the only one that thinks college football is way more exciting than the NFL? I’m just sayin’….

So guess who got her glasses? Moi! If you missed last week’s FOTD Friday, you’ll have to click here. I had so many lovely ladies show off their gorgeous glasses and it actually made me get excited about mine.

So without further ado….it is me and my new frames.

FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
MAC Flirt & Tease blush

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance

MAC Big T eyeshadow
MAC Bang on Blue eyeshadow
NARS Eddie eyeshadow

NARS Albatross highlighter
Lancome Defincils mascara
LIPS:
MAC’s Lip liner in Vino
Kissable Couture’s Rose Gardenia

Ohmigoodness, that blush is insane! I don’t remember buying it (did you give it to me, Danyelle?) but it some how resurfaced in my blush stash and I just adore it so.

…oh goodness, my bra strap is showing.
Clumps of Mascara strikes again!

Covering that pimple under my lips. It’s huge!
And red! I mean, honestly…..

So the glasses are growing on me. I really like the color. I have another pair that are purple. It’s amazing how much better I can see. Now that my eyes aren’t working so hard maybe those weekly killer migraines I get will cease.

Let’s hope!

Okay loves….have a wonderful and spectacular weekend! Motivate and be motivated!


Stay beautiful,