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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Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect

Every now and then I like to purchase products that I know are a bit out of my budget. Just to see how they compare to my favorite drugstore lines.

See, I love higher-end products but let’s be honest…..a lot of drugstore products can knock higher-end brands out of the water. And I ain’t afraid to admit it.

Take one of Dior’s glosses as an example…


Wait—how dope is the packaging? It changes colors. Watch this.


Now it’s blue! Fierceness!


I’m not going to pretend like the gloss isn’t gorgeous because it is…


Another 398 points for awesome packaging. But as far as appearance on the lips…


Eh. $25.50 is a lot for a gloss and I really expected more. I knew this would happen. You can never go wrong with…


NYC glosses. This one in Cherrywood is under $2 and gives me a similar long-lasting shine.


That’s my “Ain’t that some bull?” look.

The verdict. Dior’s Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect lippies have beautiful packaging.

The end!!

Anyone try and glosses from Dior? Would you? Could you? Is $25 not insanely steep for a gloss? What say you?!

Let It Clump: I Am Not My Hair

Hello Clumpers it’s Tamar binging you another fun edition of Let It Clump! This series is where we stop talking about make-up to explore other areas of beauty and beyond. That’s anything! Nails, hair, fashion, jacked up love lives..anything! Any suggestions? Let me know at Tamarforclumps@gmail.com

Today I’m talking about HAIR! We all have our days right? When we don’t know what to do or how to do it. But then there are those days where your hair is banging and you feel on top of the world. I have been so caught up in hair the past few years its gotten ridiculous. You name it, I’ve had it! Take a look:

So what are some of your GOOD or BAD hair days/weeks/months/?

Sales & Spotlights: 7/19/09 REWIND!

In case you missed it I am re-posting the post in which I talked about a few sales and giveaways going on in the beauty world. Look around and shop around! Let me know if you snag anything!

Enjoy!

Kiss & Tell with Purple Lab
*click the photo to
head to the site*

Pick the shade that represents your personality — vote, review, and share!

The Grand Prize will win a trip to NYC with a friend for a tour of inspirations that inspired the glosses’ names! We have delicious prizing for the most “viral,” runner-up, and random winners throughout!

This is SUPER awesome. If you submit an entry, let me know!

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Sally Hansen-HD High Definition
Nail Color Sweepstakes

High Definition is the new standard for visual and audio entertainment. Now Sally Hansen translates this unrivaled clarity and brilliance into nail color!

Enter Sally Hansen’s High Definition Nail Color Sweepstakes!

July 8, 2009 – September 15, 2009

Sweepstakes Prizes

* One Grand Prize winner will receive a 32inch HD TV
* Three 1st Prize winners will receive an iPod Nano
(in high definition colors)
* Ten weekly winners receive a Sally Hansen gift bag

Enter HERE!!!

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This Week’s Sales at Walgreens

  • Get 2nd free on L’Oreal mascaras. So if you buy L’Oreal’s Voluminous, you can get either the Double Extend or Extra Volume Collagen for FREE! I have reviewed all 3.
  • Sally Hansen’s Lip, Just Feet, Max Growth or Diamond Strength Nail color are all 40% off!
  • Get 2nd FREE when you buy one Neutrogena lip or eye product. I highly recommend the Healthy Volume mascara.
  • Buy 1, get 1 FREE on any Wet ‘N Wild product. Check out the lippies and polishes. HOT!

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This Week’s Sales at CVS

  • (with card) All Maybelline foundation, powder, blush, concealer and mascaras are Buy 1, get 1 free. Woo hoo!! You can rack up on my favorite Maybelline mascaras.
  • (with card) Sally Hansen nail colors are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off…go and snag some of those gorgeous HD nail colors!
  • (with card) Milani Lip and nail colors are buy 1, get one 1 50% off.
  • (with card) L’Oreal’s Extra-Volume collagen mascara is $5.99.
  • (with card) Revlon’s lip products are buy 1, get 1 free.

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Clumps on Facebook

I’m finally gettin’ re-hip to Facebook. I was active on FB back when it was called TheFacebook. Back when it was simple. Now it’s just TOO MUCH. But I managed to start up a fan page. Join it!! I will be having Facebook exclusive giveaways–much like my YouTube exclusive giveaways. Want to add me as a friend? Click here.
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Tar-Jay!

Target stores have L’Oreal Voluminous for only $3.99!! This is a limited time sale in celebration of L’Oreal’s 100th birthday. What a steal! I scooped one up for a YouTube giveaway. If any of my International ladies are having a hard time finding this mascara, email me. ;)

If you know of any other sales or running sweepstakes, let me know!

Happy shoppin’ and enjoy what’s left of the weekend!



Sales & Spotlights: 7/19/09 REWIND!

In case you missed it I am re-posting the post in which I talked about a few sales and giveaways going on in the beauty world. Look around and shop around! Let me know if you snag anything!

Enjoy!

Kiss & Tell with Purple Lab
*click the photo to
head to the site*

Pick the shade that represents your personality — vote, review, and share!

The Grand Prize will win a trip to NYC with a friend for a tour of inspirations that inspired the glosses’ names! We have delicious prizing for the most “viral,” runner-up, and random winners throughout!

This is SUPER awesome. If you submit an entry, let me know!

____________________________

Sally Hansen-HD High Definition
Nail Color Sweepstakes

High Definition is the new standard for visual and audio entertainment. Now Sally Hansen translates this unrivaled clarity and brilliance into nail color!

Enter Sally Hansen’s High Definition Nail Color Sweepstakes!

July 8, 2009 – September 15, 2009

Sweepstakes Prizes

* One Grand Prize winner will receive a 32inch HD TV
* Three 1st Prize winners will receive an iPod Nano
(in high definition colors)
* Ten weekly winners receive a Sally Hansen gift bag

Enter HERE!!!

_______________________________________

This Week’s Sales at Walgreens

  • Get 2nd free on L’Oreal mascaras. So if you buy L’Oreal’s Voluminous, you can get either the Double Extend or Extra Volume Collagen for FREE! I have reviewed all 3.
  • Sally Hansen’s Lip, Just Feet, Max Growth or Diamond Strength Nail color are all 40% off!
  • Get 2nd FREE when you buy one Neutrogena lip or eye product. I highly recommend the Healthy Volume mascara.
  • Buy 1, get 1 FREE on any Wet ‘N Wild product. Check out the lippies and polishes. HOT!

_______________________________________

This Week’s Sales at CVS

  • (with card) All Maybelline foundation, powder, blush, concealer and mascaras are Buy 1, get 1 free. Woo hoo!! You can rack up on my favorite Maybelline mascaras.
  • (with card) Sally Hansen nail colors are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off…go and snag some of those gorgeous HD nail colors!
  • (with card) Milani Lip and nail colors are buy 1, get one 1 50% off.
  • (with card) L’Oreal’s Extra-Volume collagen mascara is $5.99.
  • (with card) Revlon’s lip products are buy 1, get 1 free.

_______________________________________

Clumps on Facebook

I’m finally gettin’ re-hip to Facebook. I was active on FB back when it was called TheFacebook. Back when it was simple. Now it’s just TOO MUCH. But I managed to start up a fan page. Join it!! I will be having Facebook exclusive giveaways–much like my YouTube exclusive giveaways. Want to add me as a friend? Click here.
_______________________________________

Tar-Jay!

Target stores have L’Oreal Voluminous for only $3.99!! This is a limited time sale in celebration of L’Oreal’s 100th birthday. What a steal! I scooped one up for a YouTube giveaway. If any of my International ladies are having a hard time finding this mascara, email me. ;)

If you know of any other sales or running sweepstakes, let me know!

Happy shoppin’ and enjoy what’s left of the weekend!



Beauty Review: Nuturing Force blotting papers

While at The Makeup Show NYC, I came across Nuturing Force! I have been using these babies now more than ever with summer in full swing.


They come in different colors. I snagged the purple one which is infused with lavender. Hmmm… The smell isn’t too over-powering so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your perfume or lotion.

I love that you can control how much you pull out!


I can grab a tiny strip for nose or a larger strip for my…larger forehead. HA!! And you never really know how much oil your skin absorbs until you try one of these.


Seee…..

Loves it! Well….not love the oilness that is my face. I just like that it removes the oil from my skin before it seeps in my skin and causes breakouts. Dun dun duuuun! And you know we can’t have that.

You can learn more about Nuturing Force blotting papers here.

Do you carry blotting papers around with you?
Got a favorite brand?
Tell me!

Keeping It Caliente with Courtney: 2nd Tip


Hi guys! It’s B’s sister Courtney and I am continuing on with my summer series. Missed my first tip? You can find it here.

As most people know the economy is not doing so well. Saving money is a must for everyone. As a college student saving on the smallest things can make a HUGE difference.

Take your regular face cleanser for example…

I like to exfoliate my face at least 2-3 times a week to keep my skin nice and soft. Instead of spending money to buy a whole scrub, I just add a spoonful of sugar (Mary Poppins anyone, lol)

No…. really! Add a spoonful of sugar to your regular face wash…it will leave your skin feeling better than before.

If you want your face wash to be hard add more sugar, but if you want a nice scrub add just a little. Either way, it’s a nice cheap way to keep you saving money and looking great. And with those two things you can never lose~

Keep Your Summer Hot!

But Cool at the same time cause I know it’s burning up here in Tallahassee, Florida.

Until next time!
Courtney

Healthy Beauty: Beauty in Green Smoothies: my video

By popular demand….

….or by the 3 of y’all (giggles), I have decided to do a little video of how I make green smoothies. This video has annotations of little tips and tricks if you are new to making green smoothies. Even if you could care less, you should still watch this as it may inspire you to incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies in your diet.

I didn’t use my handy dandy awesome camera for this video–and it shows! Enjoy nonetheless!


Check out my other health-infused beauty posts:

Beauty in vegan eats and raw food treats
Wii Fit called me fat!

Let me know what you think!