The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 48

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Gouldylox Reviews – Just in case your beach plans fell through this weekend, here is a list of everything you’ll need to prepare for summer.

Nouveau Cheap – A nail art stamping kit for under $2? Seriously? It’s true!

Pink Sith – Goes all 50 Shades of Gray on you with her review of the newest Agent Provocateur L’agent fragrance. However she does not use the term “inner goddess”, thank goodness!

Prime Beauty – shows you how to look good nude with the LORAC Unzipped Palette!

Phyrra – Phyrra’s story has a happy ending with Cult Nails Cult Fairy Tale Collection.

Vampy Varnish – Even though Kelly gets sea-sick, the new limited edition MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection makes her want to get all nautical.

Beauty Junkies Unite – What summer nail polish shades will you want from Essie’s new ‘Bikini So Teeny’ collection? Amber’s pick: Mojito Madness!

Clumps of Mascara – loves OPI’s Mickey Mouse nail polish collection. Check out these pretty pinks.

Question of the Week:

What product will you definitely be sporting at some point this weekend (a holiday in the US)?

 

B says, “Lip balm. Aaaaaand that’s it. ;)

What say you?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 46

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Beauty Junkies Unite – You tell us: Is the new China Glaze Summer Neons collection hot or not? Check out the review and swatches and let us know!

Clumps of Mascara – has finally come across a mascara that wow-ed her so much that she gave it a 5 out of 5. And guess what? It’s a drugstore mascara!

Gouldylox Reviews – has discovered THE facial you want if you want to look fabulous for an event or remind someone what a mistake it was to end the relationship. Plumped lips, raised brow, firmer jaw and no pain. I can see why Madonna travels with one of these beauties on tour.

Krasey Beauty – wants you to win awesome prizes from Amazon.com Be sure to enter her giveaway!

Lipglossiping – puts Bobbi Brown’s new long-wear eye pencils to the test against a well-known budget brand and concludes that you should save your pennies!

Nouveau Cheap – Looking for a bold and daring magenta-purple lipstick to wear this summer? The answer might be as close as your nearest drugstore.

Pink Sith – turns an otherwise boring review about a facial toner into a fun extravaganza by adding in Will Wheaton, Jazz Hands and Thor!

Prime Beauty – harvests the fruits of the Lipstick Tree with Tarte’s Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Trio—the perfect summer pop of color!

Phyrra – has great photo tips for beauty bloggers.

Vampy Varnish – thinks if you like mini nail polishes, you might like the new Urban Decay Showboat Nail Kit for summer!

we heart this – have a passion for fashion? Swing on over to we heart this; we’re looking for a new fashion writer. And psst…we pay in makeup!

Question of the Week:

List every beauty item that’s in your purse at this very moment.

 

B says, “Okay, how about 5 because I have a looooot.

-L’Occitane hand cream
-LUSH Karma solid perfume
-Revlon Lollipop Lip Butter
-CND Solar Oil for the cuticles
-MAC Lipliner in Vino”

What’s up in your purse, girlfriend?

See you next week!

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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 45

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Vampy Varnish – Love Tim Burton movies? Then maybe you’ll also love the new NYX The Crimson Amulet Palette which was inspired by the upcoming Dark Shadows movie!

we heart this – A $5.99 nail polish that looks exactly like flickering candlelight? Oui, Je T’Aime from the new Mattése Elite Mon Amour collection is c’est magnifique!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber will give four lucky Beauty Junkies Unite readers their own set of the new Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips in the latest giveaway. These new $60 Whitestrips promise to whiten as well as a $500 professional in-office procedure!

Clumps of Mascara – is giving away not 1, not 2 but TEN Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation palettes. Want to win one? Enter today!

Gouldylox Reviews – Next month, bareMinerals is launching new colors in their READY line. Check them out early here!

Nouveau Cheap – is a sucker for a good gimmick. So come find out if this latest lip color gimmick actually works.

Phyrra – releases her inner wildcat with Honeycat Cosmetics.

Question of the Week:

What’s your current favorite bronzer and/orhighlighter?

 

B says, “It’s an oldie but goldie but I still love Bobbi Brown’s Brownie Shimmerbrick. ‘Twas the most expensive highlighter I’ve ever purchased but I’m still getting good use out of it. NARS Albatross is freaking awesome too.” 

What’s your favorite highlighter or bronzer?

See you next week!

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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 44

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Phyrra – shows you shiny new Fyrinnae colors!

Vampy Varnish – Fell in love with Bite Beauty lip products!

we heart this – oil-free, anti-aging and mattifying? Hallelujah, Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is a miracle!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber thinks these new jelly lip balms from Clarins are pretty nifty, how about you?

Clumps of Mascara – is in love with Butter London Wallis. Is this not one of the most interesting nail polishes you’ve ever seen?

EauMG – Victoria introduces her spring 2012 perfume picks!

Gouldylox Reviews – Looking for long lashes? This is by far the best lengthening system I’ve ever tried, short of RevitaLash.

Krasey Beauty – gives you the inside scoop on a series of gadgets that tone your body while you type. Say hello the the BMR “Lift” family!

Lipglossiping – flies high with a BareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color that has been designed exclusively for Virgin Atlantic (and the exits are: here, here and here).

Nouveau Cheap – A matte top coat that you can buy at the drugstore for only $1.99…that actually works? Yup, it’s true.

Pink Sith – Whatcha doin’ Pink Sith? Oh nothin’ Just wearing my Super Awesome Fresh Sugar Coral Lip Treatment That’s all!

Prime Beauty – continues her mission to rid herself of those pesky crow’s feet with the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser–read Part 3 of her journey and see the before and after pictures.

Question of the Week:

If you could eliminate one thing
from your morning beauty routine, so that you never
had to do it again, what would it be?

 

B says, “Eyeliner! I haaaate applying it.” 

What about you? What beauty chore can you do without?

See you next week!

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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 43

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Prime Beauty – goes from drab to fab before you can say “long, lush lashes” with Too Faced Better Than False Lashes. You HAVE see it to believe it!

Phyrra – compares Urban Decay’s old and new Mildew and shows you a few more shades!

we heart this – would you like a $100 gift card to spend at a site FILLED with brands like Fekkai, Becca, Deborah Lippmann, and many others? Then enter our New London Pharmacy giveaway!

Beauty Junkies Unite – People are starting to get excited about the upcoming release of OPI’s The Amazing Spider-Man Collection, are you one of them? Check out the review & swatches and decide for yourself!

Clumps of Mascara – is in love with NYX Cosmetics’ Color Lip Balms. Have you tried these babies yet?

EauMG – Candle lovers, check this out! EauMG reviews the Jonathan Adler Pop Collection Candles!

Krasey Beauty – is offering up the entire Denise Richards Volume Extend Haircare line! Click on over to Krasey Beauty, and enter to win!

Nouveau Cheap – Is the new CoverGirl Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation|Base rocking my world or is it just another gimmick? Click here to find out.

Pink Sith – Says that the MAKE UP FOR EVER Natural Artist Lipstick is so awesome and so moisturizing you won’t need to apply it in a swimming pool like Lynda Carter!

Question of the Week:

What’s your favorite home fragrance
product (candle, tart, incense, fragrance oil,
plug-in or other)?

 

B says, “I am definitely a candle love!!” 

What about you? What do you like to scent your home up with?

See you next week!

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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 42

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Pink Sith – is head over heels for the 120 different red lipstick color combinations that can be had with the Smooches Lipstick Palette in Take A Bow from Yagolicious!

Join Prime Beauty on her journey to rid herself of her crow’s feet with the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser. How does it work? Is it safe? And most importantly, does it hurt? Find out!

Phyrra – does a bright video tutorial with Sugarpill Chromalust Shadows.

we heart this – we’re having a MEGA Milani Cosmetics giveaway of 48 products from the spring line. Wanna win? (Hint: you do!)

Clumps of Mascara – is loving OPI’s New York City Ballet SoftShades collection. What do you think? Are sheer polishes your thing?

EauMG – Victoria takes at look at the top 20 perfumes for women sold in the U.S. in 2011. How many of these do you own?

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m testing an at-home laser on my crows feet. In thirty days, I’m supposed to be dramatically un-lined. Check out where I’m starting from to follow my journey!

Krasey Beauty – shows you what she did on her birthday. There may also be morkie pics involved!

Lipglossiping – gets ready for Summer with a super-hawt lip and cheek stain. Say hello to Beauté Liqui-Gel Lip and Cheek Stain in Fluoron.

Nouveau Cheap – In honor of Easter, come take a peek at all the adorable reader-submitted manicures in my Easter Manicure Round-Up.

Question of the Week:

What was your last beauty-related impulse purchase?

 

B says, “I scooped up some of those $0.69 Wet ‘n Wild goodies a few days ago at Walgreens. Woot!” 

What about you? Have you scored any cool beauty goodies lately?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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Shop at Target? Look for Clumps on the shelves!

Surprise!

This was the “surprise” that I tweeted about 8 months ago. I sent out a very suspicious tweet back in 2011 tellin’ folx to look out for “something”. It was crazy vague. But a week ago – they finally hit the stands.

“They” being Maybelline’s Best of Beauty Blog’s displays in Target stores nationwide. Each row features a quote from a beauty blogger. And of course I just had to throw my 2-cents in on the greatness that is Maybelline’s Great Lash LOL mascara. I mean, it only makes sense, right?

Without getting too emotional – this is such a big deal to me. I’ve been blogging on Clumps for what will be 5 years in June. Wow. And while I don’t aim to be all “celebrity-ish”, my goal is to leave footprints. I don’t want to be just another beauty blog. I want to be inspirational. I want to crush stereotypes. And this display does so much for me. It let’s the world know just how powerful us bloggers are. How our voices matter. This display is like another step in the right direction for bloggers everywhere. Just like the Bloggers’ Obsession collection from MAC Cosmetics was. It’s a good time to be a beauty blogger and I’m so glad that I invested my time in doing something I truly love.

I’ve never been prouder to be a grad school dropout.

Which sounds horrible, I know but for years I was forcing myself to do what I thought I SHOULD have been doing instead of what I truly wanted to do. But alas, everything happens for a reason and little gems like this remind me of that.

If you spot this display in your city, take a picture and send it to me or upload it to the Clumps Facebook page. And lots of love to my fellow beauty blogging sister Amber from Beauty Junkies Unite who also made it on the display. Woot!

Oh! And in other Target beauty news…did you know the Boots section of Target has a mirror and disposable tissues and cotton swaps?

Cauuute, right? I love Target. So so much.

Ciao lovelies! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

 

P.S. – I totally forgot that it was April Fool’s Day here in the States so no, this is totally for real. Like fo real fo real. 8)

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 41

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Nouveau Cheap – Looking to add a soft, glowy sheen to your face this spring? Look no further than the new Milani Illuminating Face Powders (PS: they’re almost too pretty to use).

Pink Sith – Has a fairytale of a story about Rouge Bunny Rouge Lipstick in Word Of Mouth. Find out if this story has a happy ending.

Prime Beauty – discovers a truly exceptional bronzer/highlighter that is actually affordable! Gets your youthful radiance back with SENSAI Designing Duo Bronzing Powder.

Phyrra – deconstructs a Nylon Magazine shirt to create a new wardrobe piece.

Vampy Varnish – Loves the new butter LONDON lacquers for spring!

we heart this – Super cute, totally addictive, completely legal: tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss.

Clumps of Mascara – Even gals on a budget can justify spending $1.99 on these beauuuutiful nail polishes.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m really excited about some of the  spring launches. Here are some of my favorites that are hitting shelves any second!

Question of the Week:

Do you plan out your makeup before you go to sleep?

 

B says, “Girl no. I don’t even plan out what I wear before bed. When it comes to makeup, my nails and clothes, I usually go with how I feel at that moment.” 

What about you? Do you plan your makeup?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

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