Sista Show-Off: The shopaholic who stopped shopping

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Can you imagine NOT shopping? I mean…for a complete year not purchasing an article of clothing, accessory OR purse? Have you fainted out of sheer horror yet? My girl Kelli over at Stop Shop is doing it. Hit the jump to read her story.

Sista Show-Off: For Colored Girls

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com
When I think of strong, influential and amazing young women, Jamie comes to mind. I love everything about her vision. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her before. She’s a fellow young entrepreneur, writing and an all-around go-getter.  Check out what she has to say about For Colored Girls.

Sista Show Off: QuellyRue Designs

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

QuellyRue Designs is a collection of handmade crafts, art, and accessories that is full of bohemian flare, whimsical, yet refined and reminiscent of a love for Africa.

Having already made 2 orders from QuellyRue Designs, I simply can’t say enough above this sista and her amazing talent.

Mascara Monday: YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Clumps readers are pretty funny. Some of them are annoyed to bits when I review pricey mascaras. The fact is, to be an adequate resource for mascara lovers, I think I HAVE to review all kinds of mascaras. While some of us don’t want to spend over $7 on a tube, there are other ladies, that would rather use luxury brands. And I think that’s perfectly fine! As Mama Clumps, “Do what yo can afford.” Yves Saint Laurent is one brand that I WISH I could dive into more. y wallet simply won’t allow me. But after reviewing YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils, I was hooked. Can Singulier Exaggerated Lashes do the same thing?

YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Sista Show-Off: Flowers From Fatima

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Allow me to introduce you to a 21 year old college student with a passion driven entrepreneurial spirit.

My name is Fatima Spencer. I am 21 years old and was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am the second youngest of 8 children. I currently attend Xavier University as a Spanish major, with a focus in Advertising. I will be graduating in the Spring of 2011. Outside of academics, I enjoy producing music, gardening, and creating floral accessories.

I hope to use my degree to fuel a more successful business for my career after college. I own a business known as Flowers From Fatima, which was founded in December of 2009. Flowers From Fatima is a special line of trendy floral accessories for women.

The line includes hair clips, headbands, and wrist corsages that are great for women of all ages and ideal for all occasions, from weddings to prom. They work well for everyday wear, too. No matter what the occasion, Flowers From Fatima has just the right piece to help you achieve that glamorous look.

Check out her shop and support her! Fatima, you’re amazing.

Want me to show you off? If you have a blog, website or e-store and would like to be featured, send me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

FOTD Friday: Yellow lids + hot pink lips

Happy Friday, lovelies! So the other day a friend of mine told me that she would love to rock a yellow eye but didn’t know how to make it work-appropriate. Even anyone can turn a crazy color into something subtle and work-safe, it would be I. And so I dedicate this post to Ri. And to the color yellow.
 
Because it’s a freaking awesome color. Two of the products that were the heavy hitters in this look were MAC’s Chrome eye shadow and NYX’s Jumbo pencil in Milk. 
 
Which I reviewed here. Still lovin’ it too. 
So here’s what I did…
I applied Milk all over my lid. This stuff is tricky. You really have to be sure to blend it out to create a nice and smooth base. But you have to work quickly as it dries and becomes un-blendable in a matter of seconds. Next, I applied MAC’s Chrome Yellow right on my lid.

I’ve had this shadow for quite some time and love how it pops! Especially with a white base. Next up was NARS Edie, my absolute staple.

I call this my bridge shadow. It bridges that 3 mile space from my crease to my brow. I normally don’t apply it until AFTER my crease but I had to do things a little differently with the yellow. And whoosh…there goes NARS Albatross highlighter under the brow.

I also penciled in my brows a bit.

P.S., I usually don’t like to touch my brows. I don’t care how un-even they can be, I much prefer the look of natural brows. But I sculpted them this time.

Lancome’s Vintage eye shadow is becoming one of my favs. I used it in the outer-V and blended like a mofo.

After liner and mascara, the lids were done!

I kept the cheeks down to a minimum. The acne medicine that my dermatologist prescribed me is working (I guess???) but is leaving my skin super oily and out of sorts. And for whatever reason, I’ve been getting cluster acne all over my forehead. Not a good look. So when it came to the face, Tarte’s Hotel Heiress topped on the cheeks was all I felt like doing.

And the lips was Inglot’s matte lipstick in 09 and MAC Super Dazzleglass in Totally Bang!.

Crazy hot combo, uh? This super pink lip makes the look a little less work appropriate but it was a Friday and I was feeling *snaps* fierce.

So yes, my sistas. THAT is how you can make yellow lids safe for work. And if you really want to block the color of sunshine, sport your eye glasses until you get off from work. 
 
Yep! Been absolutely loving Nubar’s Arencia on my nails.
 
Looks like Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is popping off again! Yours truly won’t be in the spot but I have the Clumps of Mascara team attending events and they will reporting back with all of the happ’ns going down in NYC. 
Oh! And Happy Birthday to my baby cousin and Clumps intern BriAna. 
 
My baby turns 17 today. Bri plays such a huge part in Clumps as she assists me with every Miami industry event that I attend. We love you, BriAna! Continue representing us Bri’s well. If you made me any more proud, I would burst into glitter. 
Loves y’all!
Have a fabulous weekend,

Sista Show-Off: Glam 2 Go Mobile Beauty Service

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Scene: Your girlfriends have decided that it’s time to drag you out of the house. They are sick of you using “blogging” as an excuse (ahem) to stay home. So you get all dolled up just to realize that you have NO idea what to do with your face? You want something dramatic and fabulous and alll the way live. But you’re stuck. What’s a girl to do?


*insert Glam 2 Go Mobile Beauty Service*

 Here’s what Lizzie, the lady behind the idea has to say…

Glam 2 Go provides professional makeup, hair, and spa services for special occasions such as weddings, proms, bachelorette parties, and photo shoots. We go out of our way to provide our clients with the best possible look for their special occasion. We are unique in that we bring our personalized service to their location. Our stylists are all professionals with years of experience in the beauty industry.

My inspirations are my family: My mom inspired me to get into makeup and pursue it as a career and my son inspires me to continue to do my best. Professionally I am inspired by legendary makeup artists Kevyn Aucoin and Eve Pearl. I aspire to attain success similar to theirs.

Their home office is in New Jersey and but they will travel to IL, IN, WI, MI, NJ,CT,PA,NY but after a whole bunch of persistence, I’m sure I can convince her to start-up down here in Florida too. :)

I LOVE this idea. Check out Glam 2 Go and tell her B sent you over!

Want me to show you off? If you have a blog, website or e-store and would like to be featured, send me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.