FOTD Friday: Natural Beauty with Carmindy + giveaway

Happy Friday, sugar plums! How crazy is it that it’s ALMOST the end of March? Sheesh! We’re almost halfway done with 2010. Makes my head spin just a wee bit. 
Okay, sooo while I was on my hiatus (like it was for 3 years, HA!) I had the opportunity to test drive some products from What Not To Wear’s Carmindy’s line. You know Carmindy, don’t you?
She’s the make-up artist on the show that helps transform these ladies from their tacky selves to stunning everyday and night time divas. The looks are always easy to try at home. Her new inspired Sally Hansen Natural Beauty line is all about achieving beautiful looks with products that don’t include harsh ingredients.

The lines includes the following:

-Fast Fix Eyeshadow Base
-Forever Stay Eye Pencil
-Instant Definition Eyeshadow Palette
-Lift and; Define Mascara
-Natural Beauty Makeup Bag

I’m actually REALLY diggin’ the palette.

The colors are very wearable and pop up well on brown skin. See!

The mascara isn’t half bad but my favorite is the liner. This paraben-free eyeliner lasts ALL day. Check me out after a grueling 8 hours.

It’s still there!

I’ll be reviewing each item individually but in the meantime, who wants to snag this beauty bag? Carmindy is giving one Clumps of Mascara reader all of the following goodies.  Here’s what you have to do…
  • Leave your comment in this post only. 
  • If you do not have a Blogger profile, provide your email address. 
  • U.S. and International readers are eligible. 
  • Contest ends: Friday, April 2nd at 11:59 p.m.
  • Winner will be selected at random and announced on the blog.
And while you’re at it, submit your video to the AIR OPTIX® AQUA’s “Surprise Your Eyes” contest.

Yep, of course I entered. *crosses fingers*
Good luck, my darlings!

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here. Giveaway!

Happy Saturday, family!

As if weekends aren’t awesome enough, has decided to gift one U.S. resident with a Buxom Babes Lip Polish Duo.

Have you tried any of Buxom glosses? I received one as a sample and was crazy impressed!

But first, let me tell you what Snubbr. Let’s say you’re new to make-up and really want to know the best brand of eye shadow. Snubbr knows! Type in your question and hit submit to send it to experts who will get back to you with detailed answers.

After hitting Submit, you are taken to another page in which you can provide additional information about your question. They more specific you are, the better your response is.

But Snubbr isn’t just for beauty. Nope! Painting your walls and want to know the best eco-friendly paint? Snubbr can tell you. Are you in the market for a new cell phone and want the best for your buck? Snubbr knows! Want to know why the chicken crossed the road.

Well…uh, Snubbr can’t help you there. HA!  Now here’s how to win that Buxom lip polish duo:

  • Head here and tell me your favorite product of the 5 listed.
  • Leave your comment in this post only. 
  • If you do not have a Blogger profile, provide your email address. 
  • Only U.S. residents are eligible. 
  • Contest ends: Wednesday, March 17th at 11:59 p.m.
  • Winner will be selected at random and announced on the blog.

Good luck and keep Snubbr bookmarked for your gift ideas!

Clairol Professional Jazzing giveaway!

I’m a fan of hair color. I can’t deny it. I suppose it started when I was 14 when I got my first set of blond highlights. And then I discovered the power of Kool-Aid. I would mix 4 packets of orange and 3 of red (not cherry, lol) to make a fierce dye. Never mind that every time it rained, my hair would stain my shirts. It was all worth it.

Back when I had an afro I used Clairol’s Jazzing in Bluest Black. The results…

Super goth B! I remember the evening after I did that dye job I went and got my nose pierced. What can I say? Darker hair does something to you! LOL

I have also loved Clairol’s Jazzing temporary colors. They aren’t as damaging as a permanent color but still manage to give you intense color. Loves it!

Clairol is giving away 2 bottles of Cherry Cola Jazzing temporary hair color.

Simply leave your email address in the comment section. It’s that easy!

Oh…..and while you are at it, check out their Facebook page. Each day they are giving away gift cards, concert tickets, cameras and more. And if you already have some Jazzing in your hair, enter the Fierce Fridays contest and share your before/after pix to win a 3-day, 2-night fierce hair makeover in NYC by celebrity hair stylist Tippi Shorter.

Dang, I wish I could enter. But I already have 4 different colors in my hair and my hairstylist says “no no”. *sigh*

This contest is open to International readers and ends Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: Color your hair at your own risk. I highly recommend consulting with a professional cosmetologist before dyeing your hair. Never mind that I’ve colored my locs 4 times in 14 months….like parents say, do as I say, not as I do. :)

Go Red for Women Campaign and giveaway

Y’all know I love causes. And I love when my favorite department store Macy’s jumps on the Cause Bandwagon too.


If you didn’t know, my darlings, heart disease is the #1 killer among American men and women. Since 2004, Macy’s has sponsored Go Red For Women and has donated over $21 million to the cause.
Macy’s also wants YOU to get involved….and here’s how:

•    Red is the color that saves at the Wear Red Sale <—you can get up to 20% off!
•    Take fashion to heart and buy the limited edition INC International Concepts Little Red Dress
•    Speak Up against heart disease by sharing your story at the Go Red Casting Calls
•    Attend a Go Red luncheon in your area
•    Join Go Red For Women
How will you do your part to help beat heart disease? I will wear red on Friday and continue to motivate others to take on better eating habits. Tell me what you will do and you can have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to Macy’s. This giveaway is sponsored by Macy’s and is only available to those in the United States. To be considered simply a comment in this post with your name, email address and your thoughts on how you feel as if you can help beat heart disease. 
Contest ends Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 9:00 am. Winner will be selected at random.
Good luck and go red!!

FTC Disclosure: This giveaway is being sponsored by Macy’s Go Red for Women campaign. Monetary compensation was not awarded to me for the publishing of this post. Should you have any questions please read our disclosure policy here or email me at

Giveaway! Carol’s Daughter Princess and the Frog gift set

Remember when I did a post about meeting the lovely Lisa Price at the Carol’s Daughter Princess and the Frog event? I forgot that I snagged one of those darling gift set to give away to one lucky Clumps of Mascara reader!

These Magical Beauty Gift sets are currently sold out online.  What comes in the set?

* Shampoo “The Beauty Within” – 8 fl. oz.
* Conditioner “Inner Shine” – 8 fl. oz.
* Bubble Bath “Sharing Means Caring” – 8 fl. oz.
* Loofah

How cute! I was actually going to save it for my goddaughter but uh…she won’t be born until mid-February. HA! So perhaps your daughter, granddaughter, niece, goddaughter, little sister, BFF’s daughter, mentee, student or favorite youngin will love this.

This giveaway is for subscribed readers only. If you haven’t subscribed, you can do so by clicking this button..

Be sure that your email address has been verified and viola! To let me know you are interested in this giveaway, send me an email at Title your email with “For the princess!” and let me know who you plan on giving it to. This contest is open to International readers and ends on Saturday, February 6th at 12:00 p.m. EST. Around this time I will be hosting my BFF’s baby shower! <—a penny to anyone who can give me any baby shower tips. I’m scurred!

Good luck!

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Giveaway! Venus Embrace razor–5 possible winners!

That’s right!

Venus is giving us 5 razors to give away so that you too can experience this award wining fabulousness! Check out the details below:

  • This giveaway is for U.S. residents over (Int’l fam, hang in there…got something for you soon)
  • Simply choose a number from 1-10. It’s okay if someone else has selected your number.
  • If you do not have a Blogger account with contact information, don’t forget to leave your email address.
  • Deadline to get your entry in is Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 6:00 a.m. PST

Email me at with any questions. Good luuuuck!

The Body Shop 12 Days of Giveaway!!

It’s time for another giveaway, y’all! And this one is huge. Get ready….


Clumps is partnering up with The Body Shop to give one lucky lady (shoooot…or guy) $156 in Body Shop goodies. Check out the stash:

But wait! In addition to that The Body Shop is also giving a grand prized valued at approximately $1200. Wow-sers!! To get your name in on that one simply enter your name and email address here. That winner will be drawn on December 12th.

As far as the giveaway here on Clumps all you have to do is leave a comment here by December 12th 12:00am EST. U.S. residents only. Be sure to provide an email address if you do not have a Blogger account. And don’t try and be slick, y’all. Only 1 comment per person. A winner will be drawn at random and announced on the blog.

Are you exciiiiited?! One more thing…

Check out the other blogging beauties hosting giveaways with The Body Shop:

Um yeah…so you pretty much have 13 ways to win. Start entering now. Good luuuuuck!!!

Macy’s BELIEVE campaign and giveaway!

Macy’s Day Parade 2007

Macy’s never ceases to amaze me. From shopping there on a regular to loving the Macy’s Day parade…I can’t help but love a department store that gives back.

Who remembers New York Sun’s famous “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial from 1897 ? I can’t say that I do but on December 11th at 8 pm E.T., CBS will premiere the original animated series called “Yes Virginia”.

Yes I WILL be watching. I am an enormous Holiday cheer spreadin’ kind of gal so this is right up my alley. Aaaand…..Macy’s is going to donate a $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received in “Believe Stations” in Macy’s stores across the country.

That’s beautiful!! Macy’s is giving me the opportunity to give TWO lucky readers 1 $25 gift certificate each. You can treat yourself or use it as a stocking stuffer.

One reader will be selected from the Clumps of Mascara’s fan page and the other from Twitter.

To get your entries in on Facebook, join the page and leave a message saying you want to win the Macy’s gift card.

To get your entries in on Twitter, just follow me and tweet me the same thing!

No entries will be accepted after Friday, November 27th at 12:00 a.m. EST and this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.

Good luck!!!