I haven’t done one of these in quite some time. But I think it’s that time again.
Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com
You know it’s true. At 24, I am discovering that my spending habits now will affect my financial future. I am cognizant and love the daily “nudge” I get from DailyWorth.com.
Dailyworth.com was created specifically to give women the tools to help them earn what they’re worth and generate their own wealth through savings.
Our newsletter has taken out the boring numbers talk from finance and made it fun and easy to understand. The emails are short, punchy and directly to the point.”
So while some of the emails are little motivators, others are real life tips that we can apply to our financial lives.
You knew it was coming, didn’t you? Another collection of matte polishes has surfaced and I have the review here for you. I have been playing around with matte polishes for a few months or so and Zoya’s are different from all of the other matte polishes I have dabbled around in. But different good or diffferent bad? Peep the review!
How does Loredana measure up to Man Glaze’s Fuggen Ugly? Simply put….it doesn’t. Loredana is described as a matte gunmetal with shimmer. It is relatively darker than Fuggen Ugly and I prefer Loredana. How gorgeous does she look with flash? Without flash, eh…but with flash, oh la laaaa!!
Another black matte, gotta love that!! Don’t laugh at my rhyme. You know it’s dope. Look out for my album titled “Another Black Matte”. HA!! Dovima is pretty. I like her quite a bit. She is a little on the streaky side though. And it takes a little maintenance to get her under control. You have to apply a second coat immediately or you will run into a hot streaky mess.
Your fellow nail polish junkie,
Price: 3 out of 5 (around $34.00 )
Overall: 5 out of 5
What it claims:” Press the button and experience a breakthrough sensation in application. In one easy new gesture, let the vibrating brush combined with an exquisitely smooth formula wrap every lash up to 360 degrees.” (source)
The truth: I see why this mascara is so expensive. You really do get what you pay for. The wand is great too. Small enough to get those little corners and perfect for my smaller lashes sisters.
What I loved about it: I got super long lashes. I mean I was impressed!
What I didn’t like: The price is a bit steep for a mascara. Even if it works well. And especially if you have to toss it every three months.
Overall: Finally!! I am so delayed on reviewing this mascara. It has been out for months and I am JUST now getting to it. I’ll be honest—I had a bit of an attitude with Lady Oscillation simply because she was so expensive. I haven’t been into make-up THAT long but in all of my years, I never heard of a mascara being more than $20. Granted, I am bit of drugstore diva. But still.
A crazed mascara reviewer,
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.
Yana www.myownjudge.net // twitter: @myownjudge
Adina www.kraseybeauty.com // twitter: @kraseybeauty
Amy http://thebeautychick.blogspot.com/ // twitter: @TheBeautyChick3
Katharine (on behalf of) www.abutterflydiary.com // twitter: @butterflydiary
Starr www.gangstarrgirl.com // twitter: @gangstarrgirl
Nancy http://nancyti.blogspot.com/ // twitter: @theimakeupmaven
Aja www.drmiracles.com/blog // twitter: @DrMiracles
Stephanie http://becauseisaid.wordpress.com/ // twitter: @BCISS
JES http://jesmakeup4e1.blogspot.com/ // twitter: @JESmakeup
Barbara http://makeupyourworld-nycb.blogspot.com/ // twitter: @NYCB_
Dana www.freshenyourexpression.com // twitter: @danapotter16
Dee www.thecandidcommentary.com/// twitter: @candidcomments
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.
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.
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…
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…
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:
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…
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 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.
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?