Giveaway! Carol’s Daughter Princess and the Frog gift set

Remember when I did a post about meeting the lovely Lisa Price at the Carol’s Daughter Princess and the Frog event? I forgot that I snagged one of those darling gift set to give away to one lucky Clumps of Mascara reader!

These Magical Beauty Gift sets are currently sold out online.  What comes in the set?

* Shampoo “The Beauty Within” – 8 fl. oz.
* Conditioner “Inner Shine” – 8 fl. oz.
* Bubble Bath “Sharing Means Caring” – 8 fl. oz.
* Loofah


How cute! I was actually going to save it for my goddaughter but uh…she won’t be born until mid-February. HA! So perhaps your daughter, granddaughter, niece, goddaughter, little sister, BFF’s daughter, mentee, student or favorite youngin will love this.

This giveaway is for subscribed readers only. If you haven’t subscribed, you can do so by clicking this button..

Be sure that your email address has been verified and viola! To let me know you are interested in this giveaway, send me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Title your email with “For the princess!” and let me know who you plan on giving it to. This contest is open to International readers and ends on Saturday, February 6th at 12:00 p.m. EST. Around this time I will be hosting my BFF’s baby shower! <—a penny to anyone who can give me any baby shower tips. I’m scurred!

Good luck!

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FOTD Friday: Stila’s Jewel Eye palette

Happy Friday, sugar plums! Can y’all believe that January is almost over? I’m kinda sad about it. After December, January is my favorite month. It’s a new year, I turn a year older and there is a certain refreshing awakening that comes with January. *sigh* But who knows? February, I’m sure, will be full of possibilities. :)
Okay, sooo….I had the opportunity to play with Stila’s jewel eye shadow palette and hot dog! Talk about glittery wonderland!

Click the jump to read more…

Here’s an up close look at this palette.

Stila says that, “the Jewel Eye Shadow formula creates a glistening wave of color that glimmers and sparkles across your lids like no other to give your eyes a brilliant, sequin-like reflection.” (source)

Can’t say they are lying there! I was a bit hesitant to use this palette because glitter always manages to seep into my eyes and make me want to scratch my eyeballs out. It never fails. But I didn’t have that problem with these shadows. They don’t produce as much fall-out as other shadows. The trick is to pack it on.

I also wetted my brush a bit which gave me a bit more color. And viola!

Last weekend I rocked the pink all over the lid…

 
Loved it! The pink popped better on brown skin than I thought it would. I wanted to see if it would do well for a ‘safe for work look’ too. So here’s what I did…
FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
MAC Sweet As Cocoa blush
Stila’s Yumberry Crush lip and cheek stain <—still so in love with this!EYES:
L’Oreal HIP cream paint in Witty
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Stila Jewel eye palette

NARS Edie eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Stila’s waterproof liquid eye liner
Black Shimmer mascara

LIPS:
Stila Amethyst Lip glaze

 
 

See….the fall-out isn’t that bad, is it? I do wish it was a little more pigmented though. And at the end of the day I noticed glitter ALL over my face. This look may be a little TOO much for work though, uh? I’m going to try to do a super intense look with this palette. I am going to use a serious base. Like NYX’s Milk jumbo eye pencil. 10 points to Stila for coming out with a mega cute palette! You can snag it here for $32.00. It’s limited edition so hurry hurry!

Of course I had to do some semi-glittery nails too…

And I dyed one of my locs purple.
 
Yeah…blame it on the glitter. I’ve been feeling rather funky and colorful lately. Am I the only one? I just LOVE color and can never have a favorite one. Although I’ve really been in love with greens and purples these days.
Love that Stila palette? Want it? Not a fan of glitter on the lids?

See you next week!

Have a fabulous weekend,
 

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Celeb Spotlight: Letoya’s nude lips

Now y’all know I don’t keep up with celebrities too much but every time I see Letoya Luckett, I am just in love with her make-up! Remember when she wore that insane purple lip? She is just absolutely stunning. I LOVE this look on her. Nude lips, volumized lashes and bronzed cheeks. I also detect a little green liner on the waterline which adds a nice unexpected pop of color. Total perfection.

And I won’t even get on how gorgeous her hair is either. She is just one fabulous lady. Rock on. Letoya!

I posted about rocking a nude lip here but mine doesn’t look anywhere near as awesome as Letoya’s. Tips anyone? Maybe I need a super nude glosss. But not too nude because it may too cool for my warm complexion. Hmm…

How do you rock a nude lip?





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Amor de Lacquer: Orly’s Metal Chic Metallic Matte collection


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.

Okay, so can I do one more matte nail polish review? Pretty please? I really think you’ll like this one. And I promise it will be the last for a while. I don’t know if the trend is over or not but who cares? Orly has swept me away again. Check THIS out…

Glam Rock is a cool lookin’ cooper that is a little warmer than a penny. I love the way it looks matte. For some reason, I don’t think colors like this compliment my complexion when they are all shiny.

Iron Butterfly is another velvet-ty matte black. We’ve seen this before from Zoya’s Dovima. Iron Butterfly has more silver which makes it unique. And I love that name…Iron Butterfly. Hot!

Solid Gold is a matte gold. WOW! I’ve never been a fan of golds on my warm skin but this works!


Oh, Orly….how I love thee. I thought you stole my heart with your first matte collection. But nope…this one definitely trumps the predecessor. The consistency of these polishes remind me of Zoya’s Velvets and OPI’s Suedes. Think smooth and…velvet-y. Tiny silver specks give the “metallic” affect.

These polishes were a little thick and didn’t leave me wanting to apply a third coat. Not that I needed to as two coats seemed to be just fine.

I used two coats for each and didn’t have any application problems although Glam Rock did have some streaky issues.

Buy these and more for $3.19/bottle at TransDesign or anywhere Orly polishes are sold.

Are you sick of the matte trend yet?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,


This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Wednesday’s Sales & Spotlights!-Week of 1/24/10

It’s been awhile but I’m back with some sales and spotlights for you. Enjoy!

Fashion Addiction hosts giveaway!


Three lucky ladies will win fabulous products from Sothys. Click the website to enter. Good luck!

JESMakeup’s Look re-creation contest!

My girl, Jes is giving away some awesome gifts to any of her subscribers that re-create one of her looks. Click the video to get the details. If you enter, let me know so I can support you!

ThanksForBeingThere.com

Y’all know I try to stay super positive, right? And not only do I like to live that way, but I like to spread positive vibes too. ThanksForBeingThere gives you the chance to send a “thank you” to a friend, family member, SO, co-worker…anyone! Simply upload a message and photo and viola! The whole world now knows how thankful you are for that someone special. Websites like this and Operation Beautiful show that the interwebs ain’t full of trolls. Guess who I sent mine too? Hehehe….typos and all.

This Week’s Sales at Walgreens
Prices effective from January 24th-January 30th

  • Maybelline foundation, concealer, powder, blush–40% off
  • Neutrogena Cosmetics facial moisturizers or lotions–buy 1, get 1 50% off

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This Week’s Sales at CVS
Prices effective from January 24th-January 30th

  • (with card) L’Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara, $10.49

Sales are a bit weak this week. Boo!!

Wednesday’s Sales & Spotlights!-Week of 1/24/10

It’s been awhile but I’m back with some sales and spotlights for you. Enjoy!

Fashion Addiction hosts giveaway!


Three lucky ladies will win fabulous products from Sothys. Click the website to enter. Good luck!

JESMakeup’s Look re-creation contest!

My girl, Jes is giving away some awesome gifts to any of her subscribers that re-create one of her looks. Click the video to get the details. If you enter, let me know so I can support you!

ThanksForBeingThere.com

Y’all know I try to stay super positive, right? And not only do I like to live that way, but I like to spread positive vibes too. ThanksForBeingThere gives you the chance to send a “thank you” to a friend, family member, SO, co-worker…anyone! Simply upload a message and photo and viola! The whole world now knows how thankful you are for that someone special. Websites like this and Operation Beautiful show that the interwebs ain’t full of trolls. Guess who I sent mine too? Hehehe….typos and all.

This Week’s Sales at Walgreens
Prices effective from January 24th-January 30th

  • Maybelline foundation, concealer, powder, blush–40% off
  • Neutrogena Cosmetics facial moisturizers or lotions–buy 1, get 1 50% off

_______________________________________

This Week’s Sales at CVS
Prices effective from January 24th-January 30th

  • (with card) L’Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara, $10.49

Sales are a bit weak this week. Boo!!

Degree Sponsored SAG awards party

So guess who had a Degree sponsored Screen Actor’s Guild award show party? Clumps of Mascara did! And we had a ball! Guests walked in to a display table of goodies….


It was later decorated with tons of door prizes. I so forgot to take a picture of that though. As ladies t
rickled in, they made their way to the manicure table.

That’s right…Serendity Day Spa came to us and treated us to wonderful fabulous manicures. And uh, wha? Do we see one of my favorite nail polish brands?


Yep! They love Zoya just as much as I do.


The ladies gave the best hand/arm massages ever! We talked beauty stuffs before the SAG awards but before we knew it, celebs were walking the red carpet and we all headed over to see the fabulous dresses and suits.

Now I only watch one current show on TV. And that’s Glee. I was pretty much the only person shrieking when I saw Mark Salling as Puck hit the screen.


Like OMG, he is soooo dreamy! And as far as our favorite dresses and make-up looks…

Diane Kruger and her orange dress…


I love love loooove this color and the style of this dress. And she’s sporting a red lip with it? We loved it! And Monique, who won an award, looked fab too.

It’s not the most colorful dress in the world but we loved her hair and make-up. Is that a Sam Fine job? After more screaming over who was hot and who was not, it was time for the big deal giveaway. A $100 gift card to Macy’s. Everyone put their name in a hat…

Except me. Because, you know….that wouldn’t be fair. LOL!


Our 9-year old name puller selected none other than Meagan from Lipstick Mixtapes. Look at her…getting her nails done all innocently.


Little did we know that she would strategically place her name in the hat so that it would be pulled. Yeah…we were hatin’. But leave it to sugary cake therapy to make us feel better.


Too bad we were too tired to play Taboo after the awards show. Ah well…maybe next Saturday!


And as far as at Degree’s Ultra Clear Satin? Loves iiiit!

Disclaimer: Degree sponsored this event in that I was provided a gift card to purchase necessities for the party. We were sent movies, their new Ultra Clear Red Satin deodorant, a Macy’s gift card to raffle and manicures by Serendipity Day Spa. I organized the event but was not paid to write this post. Read our disclosure policy here.

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EcoTools bags designed by Alicia Silverstone

Sooo, my ever so favorite EcoTools has come out with some darling eco-friendly (of course) cosmetic bags designed by the fabulous Alicia Silverstone.


I most remember her as Cher from Clueless. I know that movie word from word. Don’t judge me. I grew up in the 90’s and that was so one of the hottest movies. Ha! Let’s talk about the bags…

Overnight Bag
($19.99)


This is perfect! When I travel, I usually have a cosmetic bag and a bag for lotion/deodorant type products. I can toss everything in this one bag.

Cosmetic Brush Bag
($12.99)



This limited edition bag features a skunk brush that works beautifully on the cheeks. This bag is a MUST have.

Train case
($14.99)


This baby sits at my office and holds those “What if I have to freshen up?” goodies.

EcoTools has done it again. Great quality with eco-friendly high quality brushes and bags? And they’re affordable? EcoTools, will you marry me?

Okay, I got ahead of myself. My bad. You can find these kids where ever EcoTools products are sold including your favorite drugstore and Ulta stores.

Other EcoTools reviews:
EcoTools brushes
EcoTools brow grooming set
EcoTools body care products

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This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.