Beautiful Bee-ing Me: Ladebelle of Rants of a Wild Child


Beautiful Bee-ing Me in the reader/fellow blogger photo showcase! It is in this series that you can show off your hair, fab new outfit or make-up look. Wanna show off your new hair cut? That lipstick you’ve been rocking for a month? Show off on Clumps!

“Briiit, what if someone laughs at me?”

Okay, who cares? Have yall seen MY looks….or mistakes? Don’t be shy. This series is about being able to connect with the Clumps of Mascara community and display your new findings in the beauty/fashion world. I welcome all submissions from all ladies (and you too fellas) of all backgrounds and ages! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Allow me to introduce Ms. Ladebelle of Rants of a Wild Child. Aside from being one of my favorite tweeples on Twitter, this lady has hot hair and a style to match. We were supposed to link up in Atlanta but time did not permit. *sigh* No worries….there WILL be a next time. Enjoy her beautiful pictures and show some love to her blog.



Gotta love her natural hair with the fab color! Get it, Lade!

Because I love showin’ off for you,

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Mascara Monday: Lancome Définicils Pro mascara

Happy Monday, family! I’m back. “B…where did you go?” Thanks to Blogger’s “scheduled posts” thingie…..I bet yall didn’t even know I ghost, uh? I spent New Year’s and my birthday in Atlanta and had a BALL! I will be sure to post random pictures/commentary about my trip. Beauty and B’s life. What could be better? I hope you all could smell the sarcasm in that last statement. HA!! Enough ramblin’…let’s bring on the review, yo!

Lancome Définicils Pro mascara

Price: 1 out of 5 ($24…can’t even lie. That’s a little steep)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5

What it claims: “Lashes With Superb Definition. For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this best-selling mascara provides the ultimate in shaping and separation. Patented brush coats each lash, from base to tip, for superb definition.”

The truth: WTF! OMG…this is an amazing mascara!!

What I loved about it:
That is works! The definition is really there!

What I didn’t like: That it’s too expensive. :( LOL…I know that’s not a real reason to dislike a product but look…I’m keepin’ it real, fam. And the clump factor was apparent. Uh oh.

Overall: I can’t believe that I am just now testing and reviewing this jewel here on Clumps of Mascara. Lancome Définicils (along with other mascaras from Lancome) has always been one of those mascaras that I “heard” was good but good but never got around to testing. I finally got the opportunity to test it when it came in my Lancome Beauty Box. Wow oh wow! The definition is there like crazy!! After about 2 coats I got amazingly dark and full lashes. The length was right on too. However, I found that after the 2nd coat I was escorted to Clumps City…a place I don’t like to visit when using mascaras. No worries. I found that 2 coats was enough for me. If you feel as if you need MORE coats, view my video to see a little trick that can steer you away from Clump City. As far as durability goes? It’s there! I didn’t experience any flaking or smudging yet it removed with ease. I should have known. Lancome, how you impress thee!!

Lashes with NO mascara

Lashes with TWO coats

Would I recommend it?: Sho do…that’s the Southern girl in me but in other words, “YES!” It is quite the splurge but definitely worth it as it gives all over eye definition.

Check out what my Twitter fam has to say about this macsara:

@luxetips Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

@minordetail I still have to try it!

@reallifecitygirl thats a definite yay! Love the stuff! Been using it since junior high

@FacePaint101 YAY!! It’s one of my fave mascaras

If that ain’t enough confirmation, I don’t know what is? Have you tried this mascara? Or any of Lancome’s mascaras? Tell me what you think!

Random Trip flick:

My best friend and I in a fountain in Atlanta’s Olympic Park. I was trying to look all glamorous but really I was 2 seconds from bustin’ my booty on that ice cold water. Good times, good times….

A new year and a new start,

macys.com 1.05-1.08

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Mascaras of 2008: 5-rating


Mascaras with a 5-rating by ClumpsOfMascara

It’s my birthday! Happy birthday to meeee! I am still enjoying a little vacay in Atlanta but the mascara party must go on.

5-ratings mean that these mascaras by far are the BEST in my book. Notice that all but one of them are drugstore brands! Feel free to argue with me. Hate Imju Fiberwig? Think that Lash Stiletto is the pits? Tell me!!

Best in Length:
Imju Fiberwig
Maybelline XXL Extensions
Maybelline Lash Stiletto

Best in Curl:
Maybelline Curl Power


Best in Volume
:
Max Factor Volume Couture

Others:
Maybelline Great Lash
Neutrogena Healthy Volume

Stay beautiful,

Mascaras of 2008: 4-rating


Happy New Year’s!!!!! I am currently in Atlanta so if you are in the area DM me on Twitter and let’s meet up. Welcome back to the countdown of Clumps of Mascara’s reviewed mascaras of 2008. We have finally made it 4-ratings. 4-ratings mean “Wow! I’m impressed”. I can safely brag about these mascaras and recommend them to others.

Mascaras with a 4-rating by ClumpsOfMascara

Best in Length:
MAC Zoom Lash

Best in Curl:
SpinLash

Best in Volume:

Maybelline the Colossal Volum’Express

Other:
Clinique Lash Power
Too Faced Lash Injection
Stila Major MAJOR Lash
Urban Decay Fatty in Black Cherry
Givenchy Phenomen ‘Eyes
Mary Kay Ultimate
Rimmel Glam ‘Eyes
Clinique High Definition

Do you have any favorites from here? Tell me! Enjoy your New Year’s!!

Stay beautiful,

Mascaras of 2008: 3-rating


We are at the mid-way point of the Mascaras of 2008! Think of 3-rated mascaras as the letter-C mark that you got on that midterm paper you did in high school or college. You remember….the one that you didn’t really put your ALL into. That’s how I feel about these mascaras here. They were just “eh”. Missing something. Lacking “umph”. And the funny thing is…you had high expectations getting a pretty decent grade. But…a C+? Ralphie knows what I’m talkin’ about.

Mascaras with a 3-rating by ClumpsOfMascara

Prescriptives Beyond Long
Bourjois Pump Up the Volume
CoverGirl Lash Exact
Napoleon Perdis Set
Max Factor 2000 Calorie
MAC Fibre Rich
L’Oreal Double Extension Beauty Tubes

I may get a lot of heat for that last one but I just wasn’t a huge fan of L’Oreal’s newest fiber mascara. Have you tried this one? What say you?

Stay beautiful,

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Amor de Lacquer: OPI’s Can You Dig It?


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.

My Step-Mom has created a little tradition for the ladies of my blended family. Every “day after Christmas” for the past few years my 3 younger sisters and I have been treated to spa pedicures and manicures.

Since I’ve been all about self-nail care, I haven’t had a manicure and pedicure in a salon in months! I’ve gotten so good at doing them once a week at home that I don’t even bother with the spending the money getting them done elsewhere.

It took me forever to select a polish. And then it called my name.

Check out OPI’s Can You Dig It? from their Psychedelic Summer 07 collection.

I’m a little upset that the nail technician filed my nails so short. Ugh! They will take forever to grow back. Katee, I’m feelin’ your pain, sister. The nail technician did 2 coats and topped it off with a basic top coat. Words can not express how much I love this purple! Actually, I have an affinity for purple polishes…

…and that’s not even the half of ‘em.

Back to the topic at hand. Here’s Can You Dig It? sans the flash…


Of course I had to cop it for myself. Head2ToeBeauty.com, my #1 polish e-tailer has it here and I’m getting it for only $4.75. *does the bankhead bounce*.

Loves it! What are you rockin’ on your tips at the moment? Can you get down with purple polishes or not so much? Tell me!!

Stay beautiful,

Mascaras of 2008: 2-rating


Hey fam! It’s Part Deux of the Mascaras of 2008 installment. First is the worst but in this case, second is not the best. These mascaras were disappointing. Either they didn’t do what they SAID they were going to do or they gave me basic mascara problems. You know….clumping, flaking, disappearance in the middle of the day, etc. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend these mascaras but Lord knows I’ve seen worse.

Mascara’s with a 2-rating by ClumpsOfMascara

Clinique High Impact
L’Oreal High Drama Volumizing
Christian Dior: DiorShow Blackout
Maybelline Define-A-Lash
Avon Supershock

To be honest, I have since re-reviewed DiorShow and I would rate it more than a “2”. I still find it to be clumpalicious. Have you tried any of these mascaras? What do you think?

Check out 1-rating mascaras and stay tuned for 3-rating mascaras tomorrow!

Enjoy the last few days of ’08,

Mascaras of 2008: 1-rating


I’m back! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. I enjoyed mine immensely. I am taking a break on Mascara Monday to bring you the entire list of reviewed mascaras of 2008.

Welcome to the first post of the 5-post installment of Mascaras of 2008! I would have never thought that I would be an avid mascaras but alas the bug has bit me and I enjoy bringing mascara reviews “Clumps” style. Whatever that means. ;)

First up are mascaras with the 1-rating. This means…well, they sucked. They were a waste of money. The only BENEFIT in purchasing these was to help others NOT purchase them. I am still having nightmares about that Wet ‘N Wild one. And don’t let Rihanna’s darling little commercials and ads fool you…CoverGirl’s Exact Eyelights, in my opinion, is the most dangerous mascara I have ever reviewed. Find out why!

Align Center


Sephora Lash Plumper

Wet ‘N Wild’s MegaVolume
CoverGirl Exact Eyelights

What do you think? Can anyone else co-sign on CG’s Eyelights? Am I overreacting? What is by far the WORST mascara that you have ever reviewed?

Stay tuned tomorrow for 2-rating mascaras.

Always,