March Meetup of the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group

Soooo, guess who hosted the March meetup of the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group? Meeeee! It was so epic, y’all. As much of as I love my girlfriends, sometimes talking beauty talk with them just….doesn’t work. And the same goes for blogging. But to be able to be around 20 beautiful and talented women who get the whole beauty obsession and blogging thing was just pure joy!

How crazy is it that we didn’t even think about taking a group photo until about half of the girls had already left? Ha! Autumn 2011 marked my first meetup with the beauty bloggers in Orlando. And even then, there were less than 10 of us. We had a grand time swapping polishes, chowin’ down on yummy food and networking. Months passed, a few tweets were exchanged between us gals and I said, “Let’s get the ball rolling for another meetup.”

And so we did.

I reached out to some of my favorite brands (as did some of the other ladies) to see if they were interested in providing product samples of us bloggers. Through Twitter and Facebook, I tried to rally up as many beauty bloggers that I could find – and on March 3rd, we had our meetup!

I forgot to take pictures. Yah. I was so annoyed with myself for not taking ANY pictures but between attempting to being a good hostess and rummaging through the hundreds of bottles of polish that we brought him to swap and trade, taking pics just didn’t happen. But tons of  thanks to Pamela because she took fantastic photos.

 We are already planning the next meetup and I can’t waiiiiit. If you are a beauty blogger, beauty enthusiast or makeup artist and are looking for other beauty lovers in your neck of the woods, put some feelers out there. I would have never thought we’d have a group of 20-something. Who knows? By the end of the year, we may have over 50 beauty bloggers at our next meetup.

See. Orlando is so much more than Mickey Mouse, y’all. We’ve got Premiere Orlando coming in June, The Makeup Show Orlando in November  and we’ve got a crew of some of the hottest bloggers around. Oooooh yeah.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Milani, Milani, Avon, Venomous Cosmetics, Cult Nails, tarte Cosmetics , Pure Ice, Overall Beauty, CVS Beauty and NYX Cosmetics.

As far as the fabulous ladies who were at the event – they are listed below.

-Ali of niftyBA!
-Judi of Judixo
-Stephanie of Imperfectly Painted
-Kari of OnceBitten
-Alyssa of Alyssa’s Nails
-Kimberly of Libby’s Pink Vanity
-Maria of Cult Nails
-Cat of Beauty by Beauty by Cat Blog
-Pamela of Pamela’s Closet
-Safia of Lipstick Mixtapes
-Courtney of Phyrra
-Toni of ToniizBeauty Blog
-Leandra of Nail Polish Therapy
-Rhonda of Nails Beautiqued
-Cristina of Let Them Have Polish!
-Margaret of The Glamazon’s Blog

Oh! And a quick pic of Kari’s gooooorgeous Fantasy Fire nails! Goooooorgeous.

Stay tuned for more beauty-related events in and around the Orlando area! And if you happen to be a beauty blogger in Orlando, Tampa or the surrounding areas, let me know!

Orlando Event: Fashion Quest 2012!

For a loooooong time, I didn’t think Orlando was considered “cool” when it came to beauty and fashion events. Well, scoot over Mickey because in a few years, Orlando will be known for more than just the home of Walt Disney World. If you’re in the Orlando area and looking for something fun to do this upcoming weekend, join me at Fashion Quest.

I’ll be on the scene to cover the event and hobnob with the many talented beauty and fashion folx of the greater Orlando area.

For more information, visit the event website.

Oh! And on Saturday, March 10th, a few of us beauty beauty bloggers (okay…more like 20) will be getting together for a meet-n-greet and swap. If you’re in Orlando and would like to join us, let me know at

See. I do have a social life off of the internet. 8)


Food Yum: Boston Market for lunch

Any fans of Boston Market? On days when Mama Clumps didn’t feel like cooking, Boston Market was always an option for my sister and I. After all, how many fast food joints can you find that DOESN’T serve burgers and fries? So as far as a healthier alternative, B.Market is definitely a better one.  Two of my co-workers wanted to grab some lunch and considering it’s a serious rarity that I don’t bring my own lunch, I decided to tag along.

Not a bad price for lunch, uh?


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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza giveaway!

If y’all haven’t noticed already, I’m not JUST a beauty blogger. In fact, sometimes I wonder if I should even call myself that anymore.  I feel like “lifestyle blogger” is more fitting.. Don’t get me wrong, Clumps of Mascara will always be Beauty 1st, but the world is huge. And I love sharing photography, events, food and total randomness with you guys.

That said, who wants free pizza?

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Beauty basket ‘o deals from

Y’all know me. I love saving a  buck or two. I’m a drugstore beauty kind of girl who occasionally likes to splurge on the higher-end goods. And occasionally really means once a month tops. As much as I love beauty products, I’d prefer not to deplete my savings account trying to buy a lipgloss. If you’re a penny pinchin’ gal like me, a site like will be your best friend. And I’m not even kidding.

Try and guess how much this beauty basket cost. Seriously….guess.

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20+ Years of Lovin’ Disney

I’m the biggest Disney fan ever. And I do mean ever. If a Disney movie came out in the 90’s, chances are I know all of the words to the songs. I’ve been to both Disney World in Florida and Disney Land in California. I love Disney so much that I’m considering getting married (you know, after the whole proposal thing) at the Disney Wedding Pavilion. I recently went to Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios and took a few pictures.

Hit the jump, fellow Disney lovers!

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Shellac Update

2 weeks passed and as promised I am giving y’all an update on my experience with the gel nail treatment. If you missed my initial post, check it out here.

After 2 weeks the nails were STILL shinning so as far as staying glossy and wet-looking, Shellac nails deliver. And that’s not all…

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Around Orlando: Chevy Pizza Crawl

If you accidentally bit your computer screen trying to get a bite of that yummy pizza, I do apologize. Enticing, isn’t it? Pizza is my total weakness. Even though I have issues with cheese, it’s as if I forget all about them the minute I think about pizza. So when I was invited to host a Pizza Crawl with Chevy, no way was I going to turn that down. I popped a Lactaid, worked out SUPER hard the night before and was ready for the mission.

The challenge…drive around in brand new Chevy vehicles and check out 3 of Orlando’s top pizza places. You KNOW I was down.

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