FOTD Friday: Bloggin’ Beauts event edition



It’s another Friiiiiday! Dang, already? I’m never the one to complain about the end of a work week but my goodness…..sometimes they come a little TOO quickly if you ask moi.
Okay, soooo…I wanted to make the Bloggin’ Beauts the star of this FOTD Friday. Last weekend I partied with some of NYC’s finest.
And I don’t mean celebs, I mean bloggers! I have gained quite a bit in my 2 years of blogging at Clumps of Mascara. Aside from connecting with all of y’all, I also get the chance to hob nob with fellow beauty bloggers. It really does my heart joy. Follow my POTD (place of the day) back to NYC and at the Beauty Beauts event!
Yesss, I’m back. I am a small city girl by nature but I ALWAYS feel at home in the Big Apple.
I didn’t have any concrete plans so I pretty much roamed the city most of Friday and Saturday. I I found myself in a Chanel boutique and while the purses and shoes made me want to swoon, I ran to the cosmetics area where I knew my $20 could get me “something”.
But I didn’t haul anything. Chanel Cosmetics are gorgeous but a little too rich for my blood. I’m just sayin’….
I give my little sister my Blackberry for a quick second and before I know it she’s taking photos like a true beauty blogger.
If she started swatching, I would have died. LOL!
I did some more roaming around and managed to catch some AWESOME shots of the city. Especially this one.
Fellow beauty blogger and NYC BFF, Adina.
And these photos were all taken by my Blackberry, so……wow!
Managed to see another Broadway play.
WICKED is soooo a must see.
Saturday was the day of the party and you know it’s serious when you see cosmetics on plates. Oh yes, we take beauty seriously around here.

The purpose of Bloggin’ Beauts was to not only network with other beauty bloggers but to also play around with make-up and introduce new brands.
A presentation on Arbonne…..
We were even pampered by Zoya celebrity make-up artist, Jackie. She is doing the nails of Mrs. Thevi Cosmetics herself!
A few of the ladies chit-chatting….
The ladies at the meet-up!

A ton of love to Yana for doing all of the things I couldn’t do to make this party a success. And I can’t forget all of our sponsors including Zoya, Purple Lab NYC, Orly, Solerra, Arbonne, 3 Custom Color, Tarte, Fingrs, My Pretty Pink Box, Thevi, Cerave, Korres, etc.

With transferring all of my photos from my PC to my new MacBook Pro (woo!) my pictures are currently inaccessible–hence why all of these photos came from my Blackberry. To view other lovely photos from our event, click HERE to visit the NYC Bloggin’ Beauts website.

Anyone thinking about coming to my neck of the woods for The Makeup Show Miami? I’ll show y’all how us Floridians party. LOL!

Check out some of my other travels to:


Have an awesome weekend,

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NYC Siting: Inglot Cosmetics

I am still all over the place with getting together posts from NYC. I am so behind but please hang in there with me.

Before I go into the fabulousness that was the Beauty Blogging event in NYC, I HAVE to tell you about this incredible line of cosmetics that my girl Adina introduced me too.


Inglot Cosmetics is rocking my world in more than one ways. Would you believe I visited this store three times in only two days? Oh yes…Inglot had my heart at the very beginning.

I desperately want to call the brand “Inglowwww” but it is pronounced “Inglot”.

Okay so the name isn’t as attractive as the brand but I promise you…walking in here is like walking in a cosmetic world of wonderfulness.


They have over 20 matte polishes!


Rows and rows of eye shadow colors stared at me.


They had a decent selection of foundations–some even being brown girl friendly!


The saleslady told me that this Poland-based brand actually has more products. They were not all out on the floor because—there wasn’t any space! You, see….Inglot is very new to the United States. 3 weeks old, to be exact.

Already a baby and I have a feeling that they are going to take the cosmetics world by storm. Not because the colors just look “pretty” but because they are uber unique! Check out my mini haul…


I can’t remember the prices but the palette was around $25 and the polish was $10. The gel liner and lippies were somewhere in between. Not bad, uh? And watch!! The palette does tricks!


It is magnetic and stackable, mama! How cool is that? The colors are not only highly pigmented but the palettes are customizeable. You can get trios, quads, quints (haha, is that the word?) and a palette of 10. You pick the colors, they pop them in the palettes. What fun!

*drools* I’m in love with the polishes. Mattes are so in right now and Inglot has a ton of them! I controlled myself and only purchased two. For now…


A rainbow gloss…


…layered on top of a purple lipstick….


Equals the best lip combo EVER! Photos of that coming soon.

I could go on and on about Inglot. And if I’ve got you wanting to snag some of these goodies, cool your jets, sister.

Inglot doesn’t have a formal website just yet. And they only have ONE store in the U.S. and that is in NYC’s Time Square. Bummer for those of us that don’t live there. I can’t wait to see how this brand grows and what surprises they have in store for us.

UK ladies, are you familiar with Inglot? Like it? Love it? Hate it?

Does Inglot catch your attention the way it caught mine?

Check out my video inside of NYC’s Inglot:


Eyeliner Face-off!!

It’s that time again!!

Once upon a time here at Clumps of Mascara I had an eyeliner face-off. That’s right. I rounded up a few of my favorite eyeliners; both drugstore and higher end put them to the test to see which ones were the most durable.

Because you know they ALL claim to be smudge-proof and waterproof. Yeah yeah…

“That’s what they all saaay!”

I decided to do another face-off. I have six teams this time around.

Meet the teams!


(from left to right)
Team N.Y.C. Waterproof eyeliner pencil (sky high)
Team Maybelline Unstoppable (onyx)
Team Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye pencil (jet black)
Team Tarte Emphas Eyes high definition eye pencil (green)
Team Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencils (covet)
Team MAC Pearlglide eye liner (rave)

Choose who you think we will now and see if you are right!

I took the liners through Three Rounds. Round I was Durability. I used them on the back side of one hand and left them there for a good 5 hours. Which liners made it the first round?


Team Maybelline and Team Tarte aren’t doing so hot this go round. Round II is the wet test. Which liners can last being submerged under water for a few seconds?


Team Rimmel is slowly sliding away this go round. Looks like Team N.Y.C., Urban Decay and MAC are holdin’ on! But will they last the final test? The ultimate tri-swatch test? I rubbed my fingers vigorously over the liners. You would never do this in real life but if the liners can stand up to this, they will really last on your eyes.


Would you have thought that Team N.Y.C. would win? Look how vibrant that blue is? Team Urb Dec and Team MAC didn’t do so bad either.

Can’t judge the liner by the price. For under $5 N.Y.C. really surprised me!

Rock on, N.Y.C. Cosmetics!

What are some of your favorite liners?

Tell me!

Urban Decay 24/7 Travel Eye Pencil sets only $13.99!!!!


Woo hooo! That’s right! Each of these sets are only $13.99 each. I have previously owned both and they are all running out quickly. I am so glad this sale came around at this time. UD’s liners are my absolute favorite! What Urban Decay says about them:

“For these 24/7 Pencil sets, “Best Selling” is an understatement! Full of bright tropical hues, the VIP set is back by popular demand. And, making its debut, the new Velvet Rope set features neutral shades that look amazing on anyone. Each Pencil is a slick travel size, making it easy to stash anywhere. Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are creamy, blendable, and waterproof.

Packaged together against a mirrored backdrop, the dazzling shades of our 24/7 Pencils speak to everyone’s inner party girl: the woman who wants and needs an Eye Pencil that lasts all night (and even into the morning!)

Tips: Both sets include the #1 best-selling black Eye Pencil, Zero.
Fill Weight: 5 x 0.8g e 5 x 0.03 US oz

Ingredients

Price: $13.99
(Valued at $53.00!)

Oh yes, girls. Snag these now! Are you going to take the plunge too? Click here to purchase.

ETA:
Added link to Urban Decay!

Mascara Application 101

Hi family!!

I hope you all had wonderful weekends. Mine was spent in NYC and I am rather exhausted. But for good reasons. I can’t wait to share all of my discoveries with y’all.

But on to a new addition in the Mascara Bin. This post and the video in it will be a staple in the Mascara Bin and it was also be available for view in the Newbie News tab. I get a ton of emails a week about mascara application. Or what kind of mascaras work for certain lids. I think I’ve covered everything this video. In case you can’t watch it right away, check out some of the tips I went over.

1) It is okay to use more than one mascara at a time.

2) It is okay to use a different mascara wand with a different mascara. However, when you do use this, be sure to sterilize!

3) Purchase mascaras according to the look you are trying to achieve. Desirous of fuller lashes? Purchase a volumizing mascara.

….I mention a lot more!

If you have tips, suggestions or other questions about mascara application, leave them in this post. You may help someone else out!

Enjoy!


Clumps heads back to NYC!

That’s right! 2 months ago I brought you the amazing-ness that was the Makeup Show NYC. This time around I plan on getting in a little shopping, being a tourist and linking up with my beauty bloggin’ sisters.

As a matter of fact, we’re having a party this Saturday! If you are a beauty or fashion blogger, we would love to see you there! Are you a Clumps of Mascara reader in the New York area and want to shoot the breeze with me and other lovely ladies, please come out!

You can view the e-vite and RSVP here:

http://event.pingg.com/NycBlogginBeauts

I am crazy excited! I will be mobile blogging and tweeting a ton of photos of all things beauty and NYC. If there is anything special you would like for me to keep an eye out on, let me know.

Happy weekend, my lovelies!

Brittany Thomas
Clumps of Mascara, Founder and Editor-In-Chief
www.ClumpsOfMascara.com
Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com

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