Mascara Monday: Maybelline Pulse Perfection vibrating mascara

It seems like it has been quite a while since I have done a mascara review. I’m glad that good ole’ Maybelline Pulse Perfection is breakin’ a sista’s hiatus. This is another one of those “highly requested for review mascaras”.

This is the FIRST drugstores vibrating mascara. Well, SpinLash did come out a year or so ago, but this is the first we’ve seen from a big name cosmetic company.

Is it amazing?
Is it everything you thought it would be?

Take a look…..

Maybelline Pulse Perfection
vibrating mascara

Price: 3 out of 5 ($14.99—pretty pricey for a general drugstore mascara purchase, but after all….it does vibrate. )
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5

What it claims: I can show you better than I can tell you! Here is the packaging’s claim:



The truth:
Well, it’s not your average mascara! That’s for sure….

What I loved about it: The Define-A-Lash wand. The mascara’s name in its entirety is “Maybelline Pulse Perfection BY Define-A-Lash. So that’s what you can expect as far as the wand’s look goes. Despite not being an enormous fan of Define-A-Lash (check out my review here) I have always loved its wand. It is perfect for ladies with smaller lids/lashes and gets into those small corners beautifully.


I also like the packaging’s other details. Aside from showing you what the wand looks like before you buy it, it also tells you how to use it!

What I didn’t like: I found that the vibrating was a little too much….at least for me. I don’t have “sensitive eyes” but the vibrating even had my eyes welling up a bit. I also found that it tends to get a little clump-alicious around the 2nd coat. Three coats is definitely a no-no with this mascara as you will certainly be entering Clumps City

Overall: Despite the two or so downfalls I am CRAZY impressed with this mascara. Maybelline has always managed to impress me as far as mascaras go and Pulse Perfecting definitely takes the cake as my favorite Maybelline mascara.

Wait…no, maybe not. I am still married to Lash Stilleto but don’t tell Mr. Pulse that. HA!

Seriously, if you are looking for length, Pulse will give it to ya! Volume? Mmm, it could definitely be better in that department, but it’s not bad. I guarantee that you will be too busy being impressed at the length to even care about volume. I didn’t experience flakiness throughout the day.

I really do wish that I didn’t experience clumps around the 3rd coat—but I did. I wanted to get as much length as possible but Mr. Pulse wasn’t havin’ that. So be careful.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)



Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Would I recommend it?: Absolutely! Aside from it being fun to use it really does give you insane results.

The video reaaallly shows the what the vibrating wand does.

Has anyone tried this mascara yet?
Interested? Not so much? Whatcha think?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

The BIG 2 Year Anniversary giveaway

Yep….this is the big one. At least I think so.

This giveaway has over $100 worth of goodies from Revlon, Stila, Zoya, Bliss, etc. Okay, okay, THIS is included in the giveaway. And that baby is limited edition and highly coveted. The gal (hey…or guy) that receives this is going to love these products immensely.

And it could be you!

Contest Details:
-You must provide your information in the Contest Machine box on the main page. Submission in this comment section and submissions sent to me via email are be invalid.
-U.S. residents only.
-Contest ends NEXT Friday, June 19, 2009.

This is my way of saying THANK YOU. I give the Clumps family the best because ya’ll ARE the best. It shows in your comments, the emails we exchange and for the some of you I’ve met….it shows in person! Positive vibes are contagious so I thank you all for nothing but that in the two years of Clumps’ existence.

Stay beautiful, family. Don’t give up on anything and make your dreams come true.

NOT when you “get money”.
or when get married.
or when get the job you want. *side-eye*

Make your dreams come true NOW. Life is short and you are too wonderful to not shine like the star you are. It sounds sappy, but it’s true.

Think about it.

Now be it.

Happy 2 Years, Clumps!!

Diamond Cosmetics giveaway winner!

Wow! I got a TON of entries for the Diamond Cosmetics polishes giveaway.

The answer:
“Diamond Cosmetics polishes are numbered 2 through 328“.

Good news:
Everyone had the correct answer!

Bad news:
I can only choose one winner.

Random.org
assisted in the selection of this winner.

Congratulations tooooo…..

AKUA

That’s right. You woooon! Shoot me your mailing information so that I can get your polishes off to you. If you didn’t win, don’t hate me. I have one more HUGE giveaway that you will definitely want to try and snag.

Clumps’ 2 Year Anniversary celebration continuessssss!!!

FOTD Friday: 2 Year Anniversary Edition

Soooo, today is the OFFICIAL day of Clumps of Mascara’s existence two years ago.

I can’t believe it. I am still shocked that people actually care what I have to say and do (Twitter) and how I look (YouTube) and what I have done (LinkedIn/Facebook). Loving my readers and Clumps fans is automatic. I never feel obligated to do any of this. Ya’ll know that.

But my fellow beauty blogging sisters? Ohmigoooodness, I love these girls! It’s a tough job being a serious beauty blogger. It is more than just “OMG, what am I hauling from this collection?” but it’s about learning how to communicate effective and professional—AND creatively. I am grateful for such a strong support system among dynamic ladies who also have a passion for beauty.

Check out their e-cards to Clumps!

Miss. Yaya from MyOwnJudge


Milan from Milan Rouge



Jaimie from Just Kiss n Makeup


Ilea from Habitual Beauty


Lilan from The Daily Cookie


Eileen from Ms. Whoever You Are


Wesley from Honey Brown Sugar


Kia from Yummy411

….and this is from my girl Stefanie in Los Angeles.


She did a video too! She’s one of my BFFs in real life.



I am overwhelmed with all of the love that was shown here at Clumps, on Twitter and even my YouTube family showed their appreciation. Thank you all!!

I will continue to grow, be inspired by you beautiful people I will never hesitate to post my silliness. There’s a little “Clump of mascara” in us all.

Stay beautiful!

2 Year Anniversary giveaway-Stila Cosmetics!

Ta da!! You know you love it. Which means you want it. One lucky Clumps of Mascara reader will receive this Stila Cosmetics 24KT gloss in brilliant pink.

And guess what? International readers are eligible this time around! Check out the details to see how you can win this baby.

I get A LOT of random questions. But there is one question
that I get at least 5-10 times a week. Can you guess what that question is?
Don’t think too hard. Eye know you can guess it. :)

Details:
-Provide your answer and email address either in THIS comment section or you can email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.
-Only correct answers will be eligible. A winner will then be selected from there.
-Readers everywhere are eligible! International? That means you. :)
-Have you won a contest/giveaway at Clumps in the past 6 months? Keep it movin’, sister…give someone else a chance.
-No submissions will be accepted after Friday, June 12, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. PST. Winner will be selected at random..

Ms. Pedicure’s Giveaway Winner!

Ah yes….time to show love to winner of the Ms. Pedicure Foot Spaah Giveaway.

It could be you.

That is if your name is Trish D.

Congrats darling!! Be sure to shoot me your mailing information so that I can get your goodies off to you.

Not Trish D? Don’t pout—I’ve got more giveaways with more chances for you to win.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway! Clumps’ 2 Year Anniversary continues……

The Makeup Show NYC, Installment 7-Stila Cosmetics


Clumps of Mascara veterans know I am a truly a Stila Girl. Have been for quite some time. I love Stila for their cosmetics AND for their relationship with their customers. It’s a special thing when a company actually recognizes their customers.

At The Makeup Show NYC I got to get a sneak peek of the gorgeous Indian Summer collection.


Divine, right?

Each product is to make a gal feel as if she is wearing a piece of jewelry.

I played around with the 24K Appreciation gloss . Awww, look at Stila—naming a gloss “Appreciation” because they really appreciate their customers and fans. That makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Before I go on an overload of emotions, check out the photo shoot of Lady Appreciation.


Okay, I so love the arrow. Without it my crazy self would be
turning to the left. And for hours at that. HA!

And it is pretty!

At first glance, I thought that these would be similar to MAC’s Dazzleglass but they aren’t. They aren’t as thick and the glitter is not as “glittery”–making it a little more work appropriate.

And guess who I ran into at The Makeup Show? The official Stila ladies. That’s the owner Lynn Tilton in the middle. She’s a Florida girl too. Heyyy!!
….and don’t say a word about my foundation-y face. Minutes before this photo I was testing some colors and they uh, weren’t quite right. But I’m cheesin’ like it doesn’t matter. Gotta love it!


I love my Stila!! You can snag that 24K gloss here.


2 Year Anniversary-Diamond Cosmetics polishes giveaway!

Aaaaand the party continues. More love from you means more love from me! This is a “Tell A Friend about Clumps” giveaway. Shoot this link to a friend or family member and encourage them to enter this giveaway.

Last week I reviewed the hot summer collection from Diamond Cosmetics. Remember?

Now is YOUR chance to win it. That’s right…one lucky reader will score the entire collection.

Pay close attentions to the details to see if you are eligible for this giveaway.

Details:
-Answer this question: “Diamond Cosmetics polishes are numbered 2 through ____.”
HINT: Click HERE for the answer.
-To win this kit, email your answer to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.
-For U.S. residents only!
-Have you won a contest/giveaway at Clumps in the past 6 months? Keep it movin’, sister…give someone else a chance.
-No submissions will be accepted after Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. PST. Winner will be selected at random..

Got it?

Get to guessing! Good luuuuuck!