Guest Post: Mimi’s Peacock Nails

I was quite flattered to be asked by Brittany to write a guest post for Clumps, you have no idea! It’s like a blogging celebrity thing. The blogging equivalent to Paula Deen asking you for your macaroni & cheese recipe.

I was Googling around, looking for patterns to inspire some new nail designs when I found this picture of a rug.


It was so simple, yet definitely captured the essence of peacocks (side note- peahens really got short end of the stick. Nature definitely did not leave any beauty for them!).

I freehanded the design. I bet there is probably a nail stamping plate that you could use to easily stamp the light green background pattern, but sometimes there is great joy and satisfaction in doing something completely by hand.

I used:

From left to right: Sally Hansen Fairy Teal, Orly Sweet Peacock, Spoiled I Only Eat Salads and a mixture of Sally Hansen Polar Bare + Ulta Snow White for the base white color.

Second side note: Have you ever seen a peacock fly? Up until recently, I didn’t even know they could, figured they were too heavy, that all those feathers must drag them down. I recently saw a video of one taking flight, it’s quite spooky how graceful and quiet they are. Birds can be sneaky. Never forget that.
Author Bio:
Mimi is the brilliant mediocre writer of Makeup Withdrawal, a beauty blog that has it all- makeup, nails, hair and fragrance. She has finished cosmetology school, is now back in college intending to study engineering and has a great love of bears and fast cars (not at the same time, that’s dangerous.)
Note from B:
Thank you so much, Mimi! Oh, and Clumps kids..be sure to follow Mimi on Twitter too.

 

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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 29

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 – Sure, I can tell you how to improve your skin, make your hair shine or your eyes pop, but how about some good old being beautiful from the inside out? Try one of these ideas this holiday season!

Krasey Beauty – Didn’t get what you want this holiday season? No worries, pick one of these amazing beauty items for yourself at the Gaga Workshop, exclusively at Barneys New York.

Nouveau Cheap – has been waiting MONTHS for L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows to hit the US. Were they worth the wait? Come find out!

Prime Beauty – always aims for a flawless complexion– the Make Up For Ever HD Complexion Perfection Starter Kit helps her achieve just that! See what you think of the before and after pictures!

Phyrra – My Independent Spotlight for Christmas is with Femme Fatale Cosmetics! Learn more about Sophie and her Australian-based makeup company.

Vampy Varnish – Has the scoop on the new Too Faced Natural Flirt Makeup Collection for Spring 2012!

we heart this – our John Frieda makeover commercials have finally been released! Watch Stef’s and Tyna’s and learn the scoop about Precision Foam Colour.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Don’t miss this sneak peek of the latest from Bare Escentuals’ BUXOM lineup of products, the new True Hue blushes!

Clumps of Mascara – is a woman that hates shopping. Somehow she managed to pull together a few outfits for only $75 at Sears. Score!

Question of the Week:

Do you have a beauty-related New Year’s
resolution? What is it?

B says, “You know…I don’t really have one. “

Do you have one?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 28

 

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!

Clumps of Mascaratalks about boobs during this week’s TMI Tuesday.

EauMG – Want a perfume that smells like old school face powder? Check out EauMG’s video review.

Gouldylox Reviews – Found a great eye creme that is also giving back to Karma Dogs with each purchase! It’s a win, win!

Nouveau Cheap – compares the new Physicians Formula Nude Palette to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Is it a budget-friendly alternative?

Pink Sith – Says: If you only get one red lip color this year, ELLIS FAAS Milky Lips L201 is the one to get.

Prime Beauty – is gifting one lucky reader her TOP holiday beauty pick, Tarte’s Lip Service LipSurgence Collection. Enter now!

Phyrra – Phyrra debuts Femme Fatale Cosmetics and their lovely duochrome eye shadows.

we heart this – Hey Hunger Games fans, have you seen the China Glaze Colours for the Capitol swatch chart yet? Join in our game of “guess the inspiration”!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber shows that seeing is believing with Make Up For Ever’s HD Complexion Starter Kit.

Question of the Week:

Beauty or otherwise, what gift are you
hoping to receive this holiday?

B says, “Not a thing. Between getting a new job, getting my own place, hosting several events, taking Clumps to the next level and getting married, I’ll say 2011 was ‘gift’ enough for me.”

Are you expecting any special gifts this holiday season?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

Live Chat with Milly on CVS’ Beauty Club Page

Have you heard the news? My good friend and fellow beauty blogger Milly from Beauty Logic Blog announced that was she was the newest gal added to the CVS Beauty Board. Huge deal! Words can’t express how proud I am of her. And don’t even get me started on how much I love strolling through CVS and racking up ExtraBucks.

Just in time for the holidays, Milly will be dropping ideas and product suggestions for festive looks via a live chat on Facebook.

 
When: Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 12:00pm-1:30pm EST
Where: On Facebook, yo.
RSVP here.

See you there!

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 27

 

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 – Amber is going absolutely ga-ga over the new Urban Decay Naked2 Palette, check out the review & swatches!

Clumps of Mascara – is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Sephora.com. Enter the giveaway!

EauMG – Check out EauMG’s holiday gift guide for natural beauties.

Gouldylox Reviews – has a holiday list of gift ideas that might break the bank, but you’ll score you major gifting points.

Krasey Beauty – Looking for that perfect holiday gift guide? Look no further than this holiday beauty gift video guide!

Nouveau Cheap – The big 2012 drugstore beauty launches have begun, with many new collections now surfacing in stores. Find out what I’ve purchased so far, and why Bed Bath & Beyond is currently rocking my world.

Pink Sith – Shares with you her “I have no idea how to apply this beautiful NARS palette” review of the Hanamichi Kabuki-Inspired eyeshadow palette.

While Prime Beauty prefers ‘eye candy’ of a different sort, she’s still smitten with Tarte’s Eye Candy Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow Set. At $27 for six full size gorgeous cream eye shadows, it’s likely to satisfy your sweet tooth and make a wonderful gift if you can stand to part with it!

Phyrra – shares with you her new favorite way to follow all her beloved beauty bloggers… on the Kindle Fire!

Vampy Varnish – talks about all her favorite holiday 2011 gift ideas!

we heart this – hearts MOR’s Lip Macarons. And with our code and a $20 purchase, you can get one for free!

 

Question of the Week:

Your favorite type of lip color: lipstick, gloss,
balm, stain or other?.

B says, “I prefer lipsticks. Although drying, they last a lot longer than glosses. Plus, I feel so sexy putting on a lipstick. But of course, I neva eva put one on without putting on a lip balm first.”

Any other lipstick over lipgloss ladies in the house?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 26

 

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!

we heart this – Stef, a bona fide gold gloss junkie, finds a new favorite marching by in MAC’s Ice Parade (and discovered some great gifts to boot!)

Beauty Junkies Unite – Win one of Amber’s favorite holiday gifts, an Urban Decay Mariposa Palette. We have five you can win!

Clumps of Mascara – gets super personal and talks about why going to the gynecologist is so important.

Gouldylox Reviews – wonders if you really can buy glasses online? It’s seems difficult, but they are so cheap, how can you not try? Gouldylox navigates the waters for you, but first, needs your help selecting the right pair. Take a look and vote!

Nouveau Cheap – gives you a sneak peek at the 2012 COVERGIRL products that will hit stores in January.

Prime Beauty suffers from red lipstick phobia, poor dear. Her solution and yours too? Five sheer red lipsticks that are perfect for scaredy cats!

 

Question of the Week:

Name your three favorite beauty products
that released in 2011.

B says, “Hmmm, let’s see. I’m head over heels in love with Cult Nails Clairvoyant/Unicorn Puke, tarte Amazonian blushes and Maybelline’s Great Lash LOL. “

What about youuuu?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 25

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 – Don’t read this review of Fortune Cookie Soap Holiday Goodies! if you are hungry!

we heart this – screams “toe pick!” And you understand that reference you may want to check out the MAC Glitter and Ice collection.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Check out the review and swatches of the Urban Decay Mariposa Palette, it’s an affordable alternative to some of their pricier palettes!

Clumps of Mascara – did something crazy on 11/11/11. She got married!

Gouldylox Reviews – I love shadow sticks in general, but are some of my absolute favorites. Check out this great holiday gift pack from Tarte!

Krasey Beauty – Love cosmetics with a kick? Check out the newest additions from Benefit Cosmetics!

Nouveau Cheap – A DIY home nail art stamping kit that you can get at the drugstore for under $10?? Find out if it’s a dream come true or too good to be true.

Pink Sith – Is in love with the new Cyber Eyes Eyeshadows from Estee Lauder.

Prime Beauty – faces and conquers her fear of mineral makeup with the help of Purely Cosmetics. Now, if she only overcome her irrational fear small furry animals.

Phyrra – Phyrra’s Independent Spotlight with Concrete Minerals is one to be thankful for!

 

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, “I have such a low maintenance routine that I don’t think I’d have to eliminate anything.”

What about youuuu?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 24

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 – takes you on a tour under the sea in a cephalopod’s garden full of wonder, Octopus Stew.

Vampy Varnish – thinks if you like the look and feel of cookie dough you will love the “yummy” Lush Buche De Noel Facial Cleanser!

we heart this – has a 20% off Ricky’s NYC coupon code for you, plus a look at a recent haul. Lighted tweezers and olive oil infused brushes anyone?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber checks out four shades of the latest lip innovation from Revlon, ColorBurst Lip Butter. Was it a rant, or a rave?

Clumps of Mascara – was asked by Lucky Mag to host a Dior Pretty Party and oh my words…it was awesoooome!

EauMG – Even if you’re wearing sweat pants and Ugg boots, you can smell like a 1950’s fashion model with this niche French fragrance.

Gouldylox Reviews – Want to look younger today? Check out some of these tips and see if any inspire you to try something different!

Lipglossiping – wants to know your favourite desserts! Share your love for pud and you might win a very limited edition Vaseline Creme Brulee Lip Therapy Tin!

Nouveau Cheap – reveals her definitive list of Holy Grail Drugstore Beauty Products.

Pink Sith – Asks, Is the Addiction Eyeshadow in Flashback the Best Taupe Eyeshadow Ever or BESTEST Taupe Eyeshadow ever?

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty is Mad About Jouer’s New Fall Collection!

 

Question of the Week:

What was your last beauty related impulse purchase?

B says, “Those Ice Baby polishes by Wet ‘n Wild. I spotted them and hauled every single one. I NEVER do that.”

Go ahead…share your last beauty impulse purchase.

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League