How many skincare products do you use every day?

Refresh Natural Skincare masque on skin

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

My Beauty Bunny – Love LUSH? We do too! So we’re sharing our 5 Must Have LUSH Items for Your Bag.

My Newest Addiction – If you are in need of some fabulous new makeup brushes that wont break the bank find out which ones Laura has been addicted to. She also has a discount code for you!

Nouveau Cheap – So Sephora reformulated their Supreme Cleansing Oil and it is now mineral-oil-free. But is it effective at removing makeup, including stubborn mascara? Here’s my full review.

Olive & Ivy – rounded up the best of the best Sephora holiday gift sets for 2015! Which ones will you be getting?

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Feeling All Radiant and Glow Like with Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Okay look – I’m not always positively radiant. I try to be. I geniuely make an effort to embody that I woke up like dis spirit, but giiiiirl…some days it’s just so gosh darn rough. And it’s reasons like this why I can appreciate products like Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer

Aveeno Daily Moisturizer

All moisturizers are not treated equally. Some are really just watery lotion with very little moisturizing properties and efficacy. Some of those brands try to trick us. It’s not right, I say! While this Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 won’t transform your 60-year old skin into 23-year old skin (sorry love, and wouldn’t that be strange anyway?), what it will do is provide your skin with oil-free love and sun protection. This, you know, is important. Even more so for guys and gals like me who live in areas where the sun doesn’t stop shinning. Ever.

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The Happy October Giveaway – Win A Clarisonic Mia!

So, my loves – I feel like it has been FOREVER and a day since I’ve done a fun giveaway. Before I head out on maternity leave, I wanted to really shower the Clumps of Mascara family with the opportunity to win something special. This giveaway will be open for anyone in the world because I know my International family often gets left out of the fun giveaways. Also, I just realized that I never did a Clumps of Mascara Turns 8 Years Old type celebration. So here we go! Everything listed will be provided to one lucky winner and are items that I hand picked just for you. My girl Sheena from Sophistishe is also jumping in on sharing the love. From her, you will receive another dose of surprise goodies. And trust me – you won’t be disappointed.

October Giveaway

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Protect Yo Skin This Summer

Sunscreen products

Summer is in full swing here in Florida and uh, we’re melting. Quite literally, actually. I’m a fan of this time of year, but it gets to the point where it is almost downright unbearable. But bear it, we must, because I’ve got a toddler who REALLY thrives being outside. Elle loves everything about the water and while we can’t always make it to the beach or pool, we’ve gotten her a huge inflatable pool that she can’t get enough of.

Safe Sunscreen

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A silicone face brush? The FOREO LUNA ain’t ordinary.


Oh, hey girls! And guys! Sooooo…I’m back featuring another FOREO item and this time this is their skincare brush called the FOREO LUNA. Like the ISSA, I had my eyes on this baby at first glance and was thrilled to get the opportunity to review it via iFabbo.


Now, I know what you’re thinking. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have a very close relationship with a brand that starts with Clari and rhymes with bobonic. Said relationship is still very strong and kickin’ and chances are we won’t be breaking up any time soon. I wanted to reallllly focus on the LUNA’s attributes without comparing it to similar products out there. And let’s face it – a silicone facial brush and and a facial brush with an oscillating head are VERY different. So, let’s jump right in. Here are some features you should know about Lady LUNA.

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I Don’t Smell Like A Goat Anymore. Thanks Armpit Detox!

Armpit Detox

My armpits have issues. And no, that isn’t code for anything else. It’s pretty literal. I have #pitproblems, y’all. While most of you can shave and apply deodorant all willy nilly, I have to practically spent a good 20-30 minutes A WEEK caring for my extra sensitive pit area. I know, it’s crazy. I’ve recently come across the idea of detoxing my armpits and the idea sounded so bizarre (and genius) that I just had to share it with you fine folk.

Armpit Detox

Because who doesn’t want to read a post about armpit detoxing, right? Things you should know…

  • I don’t use traditional deodorants and haven’t for years.
  • I use this stuff.
  • I don’t shave.
  • I get my pits waxed and maintain by trimming.
  • I prevent razor bumps with this stuff.
  • I moisturize and cleanse my pits with an exfoliating glove and this stuff.
  • I moisturize nightly with this stuff.

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The Clumps Trunk Is Open For Business!

Clumps Trunk

Apparently, you people (and by people, I mean the entire world) like to buy things online. It’s true, isn’t it? I mean…who actually RUNS to the store these days? When you’ve got Amazon Prime, waiting an extra 2 days for whatever you need is actually a pretty good idea. Especially since they deliver on Sundays.

How is that even possible? I can’t get a paycheck on Sunday but I’ll get my Amazon Prime thangs? Mmm. Okay. Well, in honor of #AmazonEverythang, I’ve created my own little Amazon store. I’ve so cleverly named it The Clumps Trunk. In my trunk are items that I’ve personally purchased and LOVE. I’ve got the trunk separated in many different categories.

  • Makeup Thangs
  • Nail Polish Life
  • Books I Love
  • Natural Hair Faves
  • Skincare
  • Baby/Toddler Life
  • In the Kitchen
  • Tech
  • Fitness
  • Books Featuring Brown Kids

I’ve also got some recipes coming up and all of the ingredients that I will be listing can be purchased from Amazon. How cool is that? The Clumps Trunk will always be around and it’s open 24/7. And yep, it’s loaded with affiliate links which means if you buy something, I get some pennies. But you were going to buy it anyway, right? See! We all win. 😎

This is why I love y’all. But before I go, check out some of my picks from each category. 

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Pamper Thyself and Do A Weekly Mask

Girl. My face has been a hot mess, lately. I’m not blaming it on the pregnancy, but actually…I am far more attractive THIS time around than I was with Elle. With Elle, I cringed every time I looked in the mirror. My issues this go ’round are mainly due to my laziness and lack of pampering. A few weeks back, Clinique sent me some goodies and I ignored them up until last week when I realized it was time for some skin love.

Clinique masks

Look. I don’t care who you are. PAMPER THYSELF! You deserve it. You need it. Your body, your sanity and your life will thank you for it. I don’t want to hear that “OMG, I’m a mom and don’t have time.” crap. Bull, girl. Because even if it means waking up 10 minutes earlier to do something for YOU, it most certainly can be done. You are worth it. You better recognize. And while I do pamper myself regularly, it had been a while since I treated myself to a facial. And it was starting to look like it, too. Shame. So I pulled out Clinique’s Pore Refining Charcoal Mask.

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