100th Mascara Giveaway Week: Korres Mascara duo giveaway!

Day 3 of our Mascara-A-Day giveaway and we’ve received a TON of entries. And remember, if you’ve already entered the previous 2 giveaways, you can totally press your luck and enter the remaining ones. Be sure to check the running dates. Some giveaways are for just a few hours and only the entries that have been received BEFORE that time will be valid.

I’ve got another one for you. THREE lucky ladies will win a mascara duo for Korres. The duo includes their Black Provitamin B5 & Rice Bran and their Abyssinia Oil mascara.

Here’s how you can win!

100th Mascara Giveaway Week: Physician Formula Shimmer mascara duo!

It’s round 2 of this week’s mascara giveaway. This time I’m giving away a mascara that even I haven’t tried yet. Have y’all seen Physician Formula’s Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing mascara duo’s? That’s a mouthful, I know.

I can’t wait to try it out! One side gives you dramatic dark lashes and the other side coats your lashes with an eye brightening shade. Like, you know…green! As a brown eye-d girl, I’m “supposed” to be rocking the duo with the purple but I’d totally try all four. One lucky lady will get that chance!

100th Mascara Giveaway Week: Rimmel Lash Accelerator

It’s a great time at Clumps of Mascara, y’all. With celebrating 3 years in June, expanding my readership and blogging from a new platform (WordPress, holla!), I’ve been super excited with what Clumps of Mascara represents. In addition to being a blog that features and supports others ladies, gives you silly (but informative) product reviews and attempts to let brown girls know how beautiful they are, we are also the largest mascara review archive on the net. Yeahhhh boi! :)

Last week made the 100th mascara review and you know what that means…

Giveaways, of course! Be sure to check the rules as some will only last for a few hours. Others are for Facebook or Twitter users only. And some are just for Clumps of Mascara subscribers.

Last week I reviewed Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator. Which I absolutely LOVED! I am still rockin’ it as we speak. 5 lucky Clumps of Mascara readers will get a chance to snag this mascara. Hit the jump to get the deets on how to win.

Giveaway! $150 in Maybelline goodies!

Last night I totally teased the Clumps Facebook page with this giveaway. If you ever want to know what Clumps has going on BEFORE it actually hits the dot com, the Facebook page would be the way to go. And we’re just mega silly over there. The other day we were reppin’ our favorite football teams. Because you know…sports and beauty CAN mix.

Okay, I’ll quit stalling. In honor of this season’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Maybelline is giving one Clumps of Mascara reader the following…

 The FALSIES by Volum’ Express Mascara, which I reviewed here.

Aaaaand….The Eye Studio Collection, Color Plush Silk Eyeshadows, Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadows, Color Gleam Shadow, The Pearls by Color Sensational Lipstick and Lip Gloss

The entire prize pack retails at $150. Whoa momma! Here’s how you can win it…

Leave a comment telling me one of your hobbies
 AND your email address in THIS POST ONLY. Do you sew,
play the sax, swim, read, volunteer? Tell me! Do not 
forget to include your email address!

Zee Rules:
-For U.S. residents only
-Contest ends  Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance, homie. 
-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

 If you have any questions, email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

Beauty Review: SinuCleanse neti pot and giveaway!

Very rarely do I have to do disclaimers on my posts but for those of y’all that are squeamish about liquid going up and out of the nose, you may not want to read any further. I have pictures showing it alllll.

Yep, I love you too. :)

For those of y’all that have hung around, allow me to share with you the power that is the neti pot.

Looks like Aladdin’s genie lamp 2010, uh? While an actual genie won’t pop out and grant you three wishes, the neti pot does provide an insane amount of nasal and sinus relief.

I know what you’re thinking…WHAT in the world does this have to do with beauty? I’ll tell you what’s not beautiful, sinus migraines and under eye discoloration; two things that regularly using a neti pot can alleviate. Follow me as we take a journey up my nose. Literally.
So how does a neti pot work?
For starters, nasal irrigation or the flushing out of mucus and debris from the nasal cavity and sinuses is not a new concept. Its origin began in India and South East Asia and has been around for centuries. (source) The concept is simple. Using warm water and saline solution in your neti pot, you simply tilt your head and allow the solution to go up one nostril and out of the other.

Looks weird, uh? Wellll OBviously, it’s not done at the dinner table on a date but as needed in the comfort of a bathroom.

Saline solution comes with your neti pot and they can also be purchased separately.

But don’t be cheap like me and try to use half a packet of a saline solution. It burns like the dickens! I was screaming for Mommy and Daddy when I accidentally did that. No bueno.

Neti pot instructions….

OMG, what if I choke?
You won’t. Unless, of course you panic. But then again, the same could be said for drinking a glass of water. The key to using the neti pot is to relax. Don’t rush, don’t hold your breath and don’t swallow 4 times in one second. I find that making the K-sound (as in kite) really helps me from accidentally swallowing the water.

Uh, what comes out of your nose?
Boogers. LOL, I’m kidding. Once the saline solution travels from one nostril, through your sinuses and out of the other nostril, you won’t see much of anything except perhaps mucus and saline solution. I’ve seen lint (maybe from a towel or pillowcase) before.

Wait, what’s the point of this again? Who can benefit from using a neti pot?
Anyone! We brush our teeth, clean our ears and bathe on a regular, why not clean out the nasal passage every now and then? It has also been said that using a neti pot can help diminish under eye circles and can alleviate stuffy noses. I’ve used my neti pot with stuffy noses but it doesn’t seem to work. If one nostril is all stuffed up, the water has no where to go. Opps! And while I don’t have allergies, I can only imagine how golden a neti pot would be for allergy sufferers. As a chronic sinus headache suffer, the neti pot has changed my life. I always look at holistic, herbal and homeopathic remedies before OTC and prescribed medication so the neti pot is right up my alley.

And you shouldn’t use it every day. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. I use mine at least 3 times a week.

I want one!
You can get the SinuCleanse neti pot at most drugstores and natural food stores. They are super easy to find and will run you about $11.99 USD. Aaaand, you can try and win one from me. I love my neti pot so much that I decided to give TWO readers a chance to snag one of their own.

Here’s what you have to do:

 

Leave a comment telling me why you would like a neti pot
 AND your email address in THIS POST ONLY. You must be following
Clumps on either Facebook or Twitter to be eligible.
Zee Rules:
-For U.S. readers only
-Contest ends  Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance, homie.
-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

 If you have any questions, email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

 

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy her

Mascara Monday: Lancôme’s Définicils Precious Cells mascara giveaway!!

Hi lovelies!

With me being sick and all, I just didn’t get around to reviewing any mascaras. But don’t you worry, mon…I’ve got a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ for ya.

TWO lucky ladies will have the opportunity to score Lancôme’s Définicils Precious Cells mascara.

Remember when I reviewed it here? I’m still lovin’ every bit of it and my friends at Lancôme want to treat TWO lucky Clumps gals with the opportunity to try it out.


Leave a comment telling me your favorite Lancôme product 
(if you can choose) AND your email address in THIS POST ONLY.

Zee Rules:
-International friendly! From London to Liberia and from Tallahassee to Thailand!

-Contest ends  Monday, July 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance, homie. 
-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 Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

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Clumps Turns 3 was a Hit!

Clumps Turns 3 was the biggest anniversary celebration to date. I mean, it was HUGE! We received over 2,000 giveaway submissions. That’s a lot! Winners have not been selected for every giveaway and some giveaways are still running (including the BIG giveaway) so be sure to search Clumps’ archives to see what you’ve missed. I will post the Winners’ List as soon as all giveaways come to an end.

My mission for celebrating Clumps’ 3rd anniversary for an entire week was to shower Clumps’ fans and supporters with the opportunities to win some of my favorite products. This would NOT have been possible without my sponsors. As much as I love y’all, I would go broke spending more than $1,000 on products to give away.

Special thanks to  Avalon Organics, Beauty Ticket, China Glaze, Clarisonic, Clinique, Colgate, COVERGIRL, Diamond Cosmetics, EcoTools, Lancôme, Mario Badescu, Maybelline,
Milani, NYX, Reach, Sally Hansen, Softlips, Surgicare, tarte, Zoya and more.

To my Board of Directors…thank you ALL as I would not have been been able to get the word out without you guys.

Thank you to my fellow blog sisters who posted about Clumps! That includes Beauty Rookie, Gangstarr Girl, Vex in the City, StaceFace75’s  video, Ask Me What’s, Dirty Pretty Thangs, Coup de Couer, Milan Rouge, This That Beauty and countless others. And who can forget about those of you that re-tweeted giveaways, told your Facebook friends and emailed friends and family members the flyer. Thank you SOOOO much.

Thank you Clutch Mag!

A huge hug to Gee from Afro Glitz…she knows why.

I started Clumps out of nowhere and I am so humbled that it has reached women all over. If you don’t think Clumps can get any better, stay tuned…I have A LOT in store and our 4th anniversary will be even bigger!

And if you’re still reading this, I got a lil’ somethin-somethin for you. I totally forgot to include TWO giveaways last week. Here’s one.

Two lucky ladies will each win Avalon Organics’ Vitamin C Skincare System!!

Shoot an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com with “Vitamin C” in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell me why you’d like to try Avalon Organics’ Vitamin C Skincare System. 

Rules:
-U.S. residents only
-Send an email to Giveaway@ClumpsOfMascara.com only-Contest ends Friday, June 18, 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.

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