Clumps Turns 3: Sally Hansen giveaway!

Today’s giveaway is all being aware of the difference you can make. Sally Hansen will be partnering with DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow center to s a part of the “Color That Cares” Campaign, the nail authority is heading to Hollywood and Highland in the hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record for the most nails shaped and polished in one day.

Visitors can get “swabbed” to help DKMS find potential marrow donors, raising awareness about this crucial cause while increasing donor registry. You will receive a manicure featuring the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and those who get swabbed will also receive a complimentary bottle of the breakthrough polish.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area you can attend the event today at The Central Courtyard, Hollywood and Highland Center from 10:00am – 8:00pm.

For those of us that can’t attend, click here to get more information about DKMS and I encourage you all to get swapped to see if you are a match. I’ve done it before and will continue to for as long as I can.

10 lucky U.S. readers will get the chance to win Sally Hansen’s Angel Wings from the Complete Salon Manicure line.

Here’s how…
Shoot an email to with “Angel Wings” in the subject line. That’s all!

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-Contest ends Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 12:00 am EST. Submissions after that will not be valid.
-Winner will be selected at random.
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible—haha! *blows raspberry* 😉
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected.

Clumps’ Turns 3: Zoya giveaway!

Oh yes…there is no Anniversary Celebration here at Clumps without Zoya. There’s no LIFE without Zoya. Um, yeah…that was a little dramatic but what I mean is, Zoya is one of the best. And y’all deserve the best. And so..

I’m giving away Zoya’s Sparkle collection!!!

Remember when I reviewed it here? I STILL can’t put Charla down. Here’s how you can snag the entire collection…

Leave a comment telling me something 
that you love about yourself.

-U.S. and Canadian residents only
Leave comment and contact email address in this post only 
-Contest ends Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST. Submissions after that will not be valid.
-Winner will be selected at random
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible <—haha! *blows raspberry* 😉
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

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Clumps’ Turns 3: China Glaze giveaway!

Have y’all seen China Glaze’s Poolside collection? It’s insane.


My review hasn’t gone live on yet trust but trust and believe that the summer will not end without my review. This is one collection that you NEED in your life. Haven’t scooped it up yet?

Now is your chance! Two lucky winners will each win the Poolside Collection. This is a time sensitive giveaway that requires teamwork.

Here’s what you gotta do…

If you currently follow me on Twitter, get one of your girlfriends to follow me as well. Get your friend to tweet me saying, “My friend @_____ (your Twitter handle) and I want China Glaze!”

If selected, both you and your homegirl will to win the Poolside Collection. Friends don’t let friends have a busted mani and pedi. Holla!

-All ladies, all over the world can participate in this contest
-Contest ends Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 12:00 am EST
-Winners will be selected at random
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

Email with any questions.

Good luck!

Clumps’ Turns 3: Forever giveaway!

I have the world’s cutest goddaughter. She’s such a doll. But I do blame her for not being able to just run into a Target. I always find my way in the baby section looking for cute fits for her.

Even my quick post-church trips to the Farmer’s Market turn into running down the booths that make creative baby clothes and bows.

She’s lucky I didn’t buy the Hello Kitty booties. Hehe…yet. It’s amazing to see the personalities of babies forming. Baby Sophie is dramatic. Just like her godmommy! This past weekend when I visisted her, I felt like showering her with some kisses and the next thing you know….

Homegirl starts screaming like I pinched her. Honestly…Sophie, where did that come from? My feelings were hurt until I realized she really was just being a drama queen. Or was she?

Caption Sophie’s expression and win
Mariah Carey’s Forever fragrance.
You’ll get my formal review soon but if you love floral notes of gardenia with a hint of neroli and white musk, you will love Mimi’s Forever.

-U.S. and Canadian residents only
Leave “caption” and contact email address in this post only
-Contest ends Tuesday, June 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm EST
-Sophie’s Mom (my BFF) will pick the winning caption
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

Clumps’ Turns 3: Blast from the Past

When Clumps first started up back in June of 2007, I never intended for it to be a “beauty blog”. To be honest…my blog was the first and only blog I read for quite some time. I used the blogspot to post pictures of my ventures into make-up. And I was ridiculously obsessed with MAC. I’ll be doing Blasts from the Past all Anniversary week.  Check out this Blast from the Past. Who remembers the C-Shock collection? Memories!

So guess WHO went to the MAC store 2 days ago and walked out empty-handed?

…..and it was so difficult. I went in the store and played around with C-Shock and absolutely LOVE the colors. So so soooo much. One of the Make-Up Artists was sooo nice and he helped me decide what colors to get WHEN I get the money. As much as I am starting to love make-up, I need to be more responsible with my money. I am now broker than broke because of my impulsive MAC runs. Welllll, you live and sho nuff learn. I tell ya that much.

I found a pic of myself that I took on New Year’s Day before I went to some party:

You’ll have to click on it to see the eye make-up. I’m feelin‘ the design and will re-create and name it soon. Pretty HOT colors. Wait….here’s a close-up.

Not bad for a beginner, uh? I love the gold. Definitely gotta do this one again.

…..sooo, while I found so much success with parrot eyes, I have to keep in mind that designs like that are JUST for fun. As much as I’d like to, I can’t go walking around everyday with 6 different colors of make-up on my eyes. Sooo I’m in the process of finding everyday looks. Something subtle, but noticeable enough that you can still say, “Hey! Her eyes look nice.”

Here’s what I created:

Do you see the three colors? (remember you have to click on the photo to get a better view) I like it!! And look how good the colors STILL look even after I spent 2 hours out in the sun at the beach…not only was I in the water, but I was sweatin’ somethin’ serious out there and the color is still on.

Here’s what it looks like after I got all cleaned up and refreshed my face:

And one with a smile….

And how ’bout JUST the eyes?

Noooot bad, hmmm? I could have blended a little better, but not bad at all. I think this is a great “everyday” look. I’m also noticing myself feeling like I HAVE to put on my Studio Fix everyday. This is exactly what I did NOT want to do.  I don’t want to become dependent on it and feel like I NEED it. I think that’s a problem. I should feel just as confident without make-up as I feel WITH it. That’s really important to me.So to bring myself back down to earth…..I’m not wearing any foundation this upcoming week. Which shouldn’t be too hard.
ETA: OMG, how terrible is that look? This was before I knew how to apply eye shadow for my eye shape. Ah well…we all start somewhere, uh?

Clumps’ Turns 3: Mascara Giveaway!

I know…you’re sad that I don’t have a Mascara Monday up, uh? You were expecting me to blog about Maybelline’s newest mascara or NYX Doll Eyes mascara. Or maybe that pink mascara from Hard Candy, right? Let me make it up to you by giving away some mascaras?

Sound good?! Be sure to read the details to make sure you are eligible.

One lucky winner will win a set of Maybelline’s XXL Pro mascaras. That includes the Curl Recouber, Extension, Bold and Volume mascaras.

But wait…another lucky winner will Lancôme’s Oscillation AND Bi-Facil Eye Make-up remover. 

Wanna win?

Shoot an email to with “Mascara Mama” in the subject. Tell me if you’d like the set of Maybelline Pro XXL mascaras or Lancôme’s Oscillation and Bi-Facil.

-U.S. and Canadian residents only
-Contest ends Monday, June 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST
-Winner will be selected at random
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

Ready, set…go!! If you have any questions, email me at Good luck!

Yesterday I tweeted that I would be giving away SIX mascaras.’s five. I clearly can’t count. Hahaaa!

Clumps’ 3 year anniversary celebration starts today!

Check out the look on my play play nephew’s face when I told him that Clumps of Mascara is turning 3 years old. He knows it’s a big deal. And it really is! I have worked so so hard to bring about the biggest anniversary celebration to date. If you thought last year couldn’t be topped, giiiirl…just you wait.

I will be hosting giveaways and contests daily. Instead of regularly scheduled reviews and features, you will see ways of how you can win products from NYX, tarte, COVERGIRL, Milani and China Glaze…just to name a few.

And you never know where a contest will pop up. Some may be just for subscribers. Others will be dedicated to Facebook fans, the Google connect kids, Twitter birds or YouTube family.

I’m on my way back to Orlando from Miami to attend Premiere Orlando and I totally forgot to make my list of vendors I want to see. Opps! Be sure to follow my tweets to see all of the happenings at the biggest beauty show I have ever been to! I’ll definitely be giving away something via Twitter.


Get excited!!

2 Year Anniversary Wrap-Up (winners list)

Well….I would say Clumps of Mascara’s 2 Year Anniversary went VERY well. I received so many emails, comments, tweets and messages congratulating me. But really it’s Y’ALL that should get the love. This site would not be anything had it not been for you. Your support is my inspiration. And my inspiration is leading to bigger and better things.

With that said, congratulations to the Anniversary winners!

Twitter Winners:


YouTube Winner:

Blog Winners:
Trish D
diskogal (email me!)

A special thank you to the following bloggers who blogged about Clumps’ Anniversary:
Black Twitterati

And another BIG thank you to the bloggers who participated in the “Surprise for Brittany” post as well as the Clumps’ e-cards. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Aaaand, a special thank you to Tamar, my parents, sisters and friends. My 10-year old sister actually left a message on my Shout-box. Too cute!

And don’t forget….you have until THIS Friday to enter the big giveaway. It is major, fam. Congratulations to all of my winners. Giveaways are a regular here at Clumps of Mascara so don’t be shootin’ me the cyber-eye if you didn’t win this time around.

Stay beautiful!!