The Kind of Protection Tech Lovers Need

I married a techie. And I’ve been a techie since the day I received that Palm Pilot when I was 12 or 13 years old. Do you fine people remember those? Yes, I know I’m aging myself but I felt like a mini executive walking around with that Palm Pilot. You would have thought that I had access to the President with the way I strolled around with that thing.

And so began my love for all things tech. Since then, I’ve had over a dozen cell phones, various laptops and desktops (PCs and Macs – I don’t discriminate) and my entire livelihood is virtually surrounded around…tech. Which, okay is a little scary but also a sign of the times. That said, I’ve gotta protect my investments.

Enter the Canary Security Alarm.

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Best Buy Gift Giving Made Easier – Techies Unite!

Best Buy gifts

This sponsored post is brought to you by Best Buy.

As you fine people know, I am about all things tech. I’ve been this way since I got my first Palm Pilot when I was 10 years old. The obsession didn’t end and I also married a man who loves tech, too. Between the both of us, we always feel like we have to have the latest and greatest in the tech world. Within reason, of course. Techie parents raising a techie kid means that Elle is more familiar with using a iPad to call a relative than she is with using a standard phone. I’m not sure if I should be proud or disturbed. Ha! 

With baby girl’s birthday coming up, mama’s business going to different levels and the holidays rolling around, I’ve got my eye on techie gadgets now more than ever. Somehow, I managed to move about 3 minutes away from a Best Buy so when I’m not caught casually staring at techie things, you can find me on adding items to my Wish List. Oh, you didn’t know their site had a Wish List Maker? Where have you been, babe?

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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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The Beauty Blogger And Her Intel 2n1 Device

Remember that time I told you lovely people that I got the opportunity to join the Intel Smart Squad and that I would be receiving a 2n1 from Intel to play around with? Well honey…I got it. And it has been loooooove.

Dell Venue 11 Pro keyboard shot

I think the universe was telling me that it was time to convert to PCs because shortly after my entry into the Intel Smart Squad, my MacBook decided to give up the ghost on me. It was a bittersweet end and after cleaning her up and giving her to my sister, I started showing a lot of love to my Dell Venue 11 Pro.

Dell Venue 11 Pro

Beautiful, isn’t she? This tablet (or computer…or both?) is really about 10.8 inches but size wise I found it to be extremely practical for both every day use and while traveling. I am going to break my review up into categories that I think most people would be interested in if they were looking for a reliable and moderately pried 2n1 device. Keep in mind that I am a blogger so my need to ALWAYS BE CONNECTED may be a little different than yours. That said, I think if this device can satisfy my need for speed and portability, chances are it can satisfy yours.


The Outer Feels + Outer Specs

This lightweight 2n1 feels incredibly…lightweight. It is only 1.56 lbs. I preferred this a thousand times over my 13′ MacBook and I appreciated how easy this was to whip out of my bag during TSA’s glorious security checks. The front panel of the tablet felt nice and smooth and dare I say it…slightly toddler-proof. You’ve got a USB port (hellloooo wireless mouse!) and power and volume buttons are easy to press.

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I’m In The Intel Smart Squad!

Hey y’all! So I totally forgot to tell you…yours truly is the newest member in the Intel 2 in 1 Smart Squad. Weeee! I know you’re all like “Um…okay. What is that?” Good question. Intel has hand selected some influencers who they thought would be good fits to talk about the awesomeness that are their 2 in 1 devices. This opportunity speaks to my techie heart and I couldn’t be more honored to jump on board with an awesome brand. Each influencer will receive a device to use in their daily lives and then share the device’s perks with our social media networks. Easy for me! I am so here for the not just a latop but more than a tablet convenience of an  Intel 2 in 1 .

Not gonna lie – I’ve been a Mac girl for many years now but with the ole’ MacBook gettin’ old I have been entertaining the idea of getting a Windows computer. Mainly because no way will I ever spend $1K+ on a dumb laptop again. But also because I hopped in a Windows store a few months ago and was blown away at the operating system. I’m an old school Windows kid but I can’t wait to see what it’s like to use an Intel device daily.

I’ll be sure to let you know when the new family member gets here. In the meantime, check out the video below. Maybe then you’ll understand why I’m excited about getting my Intel 2 in 1 .

If you own a 2 in 1, let me know what you think!

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between Clumps of Mascara and Intel This could include Intel providing me with content, product, access or other forms of payment. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

My iPad Mini Gets A Makeup Over Thanks To the Snugg!

Remember that time I reviewed the Snugg case for my iPad? Well guess what, cool guys and girls? They have the Snugg case for the iPad Mini.

Snugg iPad Mini case

I just about did cartwheels when I received a press sample of this case. I mean…how cute, right?

Snugg iPad mini

Reasonably priced at just $29.99, this Snugg iPad mini Leather Case Cover comes with all of the fixings as her older sister. You’ve got the ‘so durable that it survived an International trip’ cover…

Snugg case covers

If you really want to test the durability of your iPad case, try traveling with it. If it can survive the tossing, bumping, slipping and dumping that gadgets go through in transit, then honey, you’ve got a good case. Our pal the Snugg here, stood up beautifully and even survived an “almost accident” involving a swimming pool. Don’t ask.

Once you open the case and you’ve got nifty business card slots to the left and the Smart Cover capabilities.

Snugg for iPad

Which will never get old in my book. In my review of the Snug iPad 2 case, I had issues with the front facing camera not lining up correctly. This certainly isn’t a problem with the Mini.

Snugg iPad case cover

I’ve never understood why iPad cases are so ridiculously expensive but then provide you with zero features and oftentimes aren’t made to last. Considering the Snugg on my iPad 2 has been hangin’ in there since the moment I’ve got it, it’s safe to assume that the Snugg ROCKS in terms of durability. Even with a toddler in the house.

I’m hopin’ Grandmama Clumps isn’t reading this but Mother’s Day is coming up and I’ll be getting a Snugg case for her iPad Air. Surely she’ll love hers as much as I love mine.

Visit the website here to view all of the specs of this very awesome tablet case and cover.

Snugg iPad case

What kind of case do you use for your tablets?

Who needs more money for beauty splurges? I dooooo!

Times are hard yo. But I don’t have to tell you that. Those gas prices keep climbing and the cost of spinach these days are crazy. Fo reals. I’ve become even more frugal (which I thought was impossible) by doing little things like putting Elle in cloth diapers and cutting my cable. I am also a HUGE proponent of shopping at thrift stores. I was doing it before it became popular in a song. Ha! And I’m all about selling items I don’t use to get some cash. Like those old CDs that I have from the 90’s…yeah. Those can go. I’ve practically gone digital when it comes to listening to music so who needs a CD?

Magpie does!


If you’ve got a stash of CDs and DVDS that are just collecting dust, you could be sitting on a goldmine. I’m serious! Selling your old unwanted goods online can have you racking in some money, honey. And even if it isn’t a significant amount, who doesn’t want to get $10 from movies that you’ll probably never watch again?

Magpie is cool because it’s simple and it costs you nothing to ship your CDs and DVDs out to them. There isn’t any wondering about how much you’ll get paid because after putting in barcode information, you instantly get a price as to what your item is worth. Esposo and I already have a stack of DVDs that we’re going to go through to see if we can sell ’em and get some extra money.

I think I can survive without watching Home Alone 2 on DVD again. And I’m pretty sure it’s on Netflix sooo yeahhhh.

Anyone else thinkin’ about saving money by selling CDs and DVDs?


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Plum Perfect – An App for Beauty Junkies

Soooo, it doesn’t come as a surprise that I’m pretty much ALWAYS connected with my phone. It’s the life of a blogger. I wake up, thank God for a new day and start feelin’ around the nightstand for my iPhone. It’s a way of life. I’ve got a gajillion apps on the iPhone but there are only a few that I use regularly. I’ve been playing around with it for a day or so but I’m starting to think that Plum Perfect may be one of those apps that I find myself checking daily.


And here’s why…it’s an app JUST for us beauty lovers! Say whaaaat? But here’s the thing, it’s an intuitive app that actually works really well. I say “actually” because I’ve come across some pretty buggy apps that don’t seem to make the best suggestions. But Plum Perfect brought to you by is, well…perfect!

After downloading the FREE app on your download, it asks you to log-in and create an account. You’ll want to do this so that you can save whatever items you add on your wishlist. And from there, you take a pic…

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Ideally one in which your hair doesn’t look a hot mess like mine. Luckily the app didn’t judge me too harshly and shortly after uploading my picture, the app asked me which color signature best suited my complexion.

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And the options were pretty dead on too. I picked Dark; Cool & Soft Undertones and from there I got a slew of  options that would best fit my complexion. And they were spot on too. Not bad, uh? The app also allows you to shop for various beauty products by color.

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Most of the product suggestions were high-end brands but that’s okay with me because as much as I love drugstore beauty stuffs, I love Urban Decay, Lancome and Laura Mercier like the next gal. Plum Perfect is a pretty groovy app and I’ll be using it for when I need some inspiration. Sometimes I get in a bit of beauty rut and an app like this will keep me on my toes. I can dig it!

Get more information about Plum Perfect here and use the invite code: clumpsofmascara.


*Disclosure – This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.