Everybody has gone green…even a lot of our favorite cosmetic companies. How much you want to bet that an Aveda product is on this list? Are any of your favorites listed?
Enjoy the read!
Okay, I will be honest.
I’m really not IN to nail art. I can admire it all day. I may even play around with it a little but at the end of the day, I really prefer regular ole’ painted nails. Call it the conservative side of B if you want. I attribute my sentiments to nail art to having gone overboard with them in high school.
I had nail designs for EVERY holiday back in ‘tha day. I had looks for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and I even got my nails done in gold and green for my high school graduation.
Now and days, I don’t dabble into the nail design so much. In fact, the most I will do is this:
And even though I have products like these in my stash…
…I rarely touch them. I even did a nail art tutorial for Amor de Lacquer week, but trust me when I tell yall it is a JOKE. Instead, I found a beautiful YouTube-r who does beautiful nail art designs and her video is easy to follow along.
….and if you really want to see some dynamic nail art, check out my girl Nikki over at Ask Me Whats.
Whatcha think? Are you into nail art or not so much?
Happy Monday! If you celebrate it, I hope that you all had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday! The dawn of Easter always REALLY reminds me that it is Spring time. And the weather here in Central Florida says just that.
Thank you ALL for your support and involvement in Clumps of Mascara’s Reader Appreciation Week. I know everyone couldn’t win something but it was exciting to see all of the entries and overall excitement in the giveaways. Yay!!
This mascara is one that has been requested several times. And I am just now getting to it. Yikes!! This post will be picture heavy because I wanted to show each detail of this groovy mascara. Is it really vivid or a bust?
Price: 4 out of 5 ($10 from Ulta.com )
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
What it claims: “Dual color mascara that combines a traditional solid color base coat with an iridescent highlighting top coat to add a hint of color to lashes. Delivers sophisticated, bold and unexpected eye looks.” (source)
The truth: Pink lashes? That’s unexpected alright!!
What I loved about it: I love the versatility of this mascara. You can create many different looks. Whether it be the pink highlighting top coat just on the tips, all over, or just on the lower lashes. Such fun!
What I didn’t like: For whatever reason, the mascara was a bit hard on the lashes.I mean….harder than most mascaras.
Overall: If you are lookin‘ for a mascara that will give you a “different” look or add a pop of color, this is it! I had so much fun playing around with mascara. I mean, think about it….pink lashes? How fun is that? As far as the performance of the mascara, I found that the blue basecoat gave me good volume. I’m talkin‘ Max Factor Volume Couture-kinda volume.
The pink highlighting top coat, however, isn’t the same consistency as the mascara. It is a little thinner than a creamy eyeshadow. It takes quite a few strokes to get the color ON the lashes. And even then…it may appear a little streaky at first. I would imagine the color would really POP on lighter lashes but since my babies are dark brown….it is a little hard to see the pink.
Check out the wands:
You can see the pink up close and personal. But what about outside?
So it really does work. I love how it looks with a purple eyeliner. Reader Sabrina was really the inspiration behind me finally purchasing and reviewing this mascara. Look at how beautiful the gold mascara looks with her pretty blue eyes!
Enjoy your Monday, family!
Today is the last day of Reader Appreciation Week….I hope it has proven to be a great one! I hope y’all realize just how much I appreciate Clumps of Mascara, the support and each and every one of you. I own all of the products that I have given away throughout the week and thought that you all would enjoy them too. Congratulations to the winners!
Next up…..a gift to the ladies out there who could de-stress.
A lucky winner will win the following
Here are the details.
Press your luck one more time!!
…..and very rarely do I post on Saturdays but I just had to let y’all know of an amazing event coming up. Johnson’s has asked me to host a Johnson’s Body Care Cause party!
I am thrilled! On Sunday, April 26 around 3 p.m. a few of my girlfriends (and some fellas too) will come together to marvel over Johnson & Johnson goody bags, play a few games of Taboo and just enjoy each other’s company. The real purpose of the party is support a charity here in Orlando, Dress for Success. This was the charity that I selected and I am honored to be able to give to an organization that helps disadvantaged women.
Singer, Ashanti, has also gotten in on the Cause party fun! A few weeks ago, I was able to chit-chat with her on a phone conference with other beauty bloggers and pretty much found myself wanting to be Ashanti’s BFF. She is so down to earth! She too hosted a Cause party and gave us fellow hostesses some tidbits. One which included inviting sexy men over to give massages to the ladies! Okay honestly…..how can you not love her?
Ashanti told us her favorite Johnson’s products which include the Johnson’s 24 Hour Lotion and Wash and Baby Oil gel with Shea & Cocoa Butter.
Ohmigoodness, you all have not lived until you have tried these products!! The Body Wash alone is such a spa-like treatment. You NEED them in your life.
I will definitely be taking pictures of the party. How exciting is this! I love being able to incorporate two of my passions…beauty and helping others.
Now that’s pretty!! Have a wonderful weekend, fam!
Do yall feel loved?
Do Clumps of Mascara readers know just how much I appreciate them?
I certainly hope so. My little sister is enjoying selecting the winners. I feel good letting her be apart of the Clumps experience. That and I could never randomly pick names. I’d want ALL of yall to win.
And since I’m not rollin’ like that….we can only choose a select number.
The next THREE winners will get the following:
Good luck, family!!
Fridays are usually dedicated to FOTD Fridays but I wanted to jazz it up a bit instead of just showing you my mug. Well isn’t this funny….just a few days ago we were talking about areas on our body that we stopped fighting with and just started dealing with.
Say hello to my brows.
They look okay now.
However, next week….
Sure, go ahead. Laugh it up but it really is a serious manner. I am ever so grateful for EcoTools and this handy dandy little brow set. It keeps my brows in check in between my threading sessions.
You know how much I love EcoTools, right? I did a post about them once before and was glad to see that I wasn’t the only EcoTools lova ‘roun here. Ladies all over the world are raving about these eco-friendly, affordable and high performance brushes. Even my girl Nikki in the Philippines is raving about the EcoTools mineral brush set.
So of course I had high hopes for the Brow grooming set. Did it deliever?
First…let’s take a look at the deets of the Brow Grooming set.
Soft, cruelty-free bristles
• Natural & recycled materials
The tools up close..
Oh girl, look at that cute little mirror.
Ec0Tools does it again. Another eco-friendly sweet set for only $9.99. The tweezers are precise and I love the “scoop” edges of the scissors. I have been using my brush every day and I just love the mirror….although it really does show EVERYTHING. Eek!
So what have we learned?
Make the right decision.
Cop your EcoTools Brow Grooming Set at drugstores and where ever else EcoTools products are sold.
Happy Friday, family!!
Stay beautiful….and green,
Is it really Thursday already? Wowsers! We only have 2 more giveaways after today’s. I am totally excited about giving away today’s gift because this is one of my favorite nail polish collections to date!
Remember my review of it HERE? I am still rocking these babies!
ONE lucky reader will get a chance to snag this collection. Check out the rules this go round:
Mabel and Judith!