The best of Clumps of Mascara a la video

I hope you’re having a fantastic Friday, darlings! I’m in the best mood ever. Ever have one of those days where nothing really happened but you’re just happy? I’m definitely having one of those days. Below is a video to make you laugh. It’s a compilation of some of my YouTube videos.


I am finally at the point where I’m okay with being me unapologetically. Are you there too? I certainly hope so. Life sucks when you can’t be you. I don’t know about you but I find NOT being me extremely painful. Celebrate yourself this weekend.

Speaking of celebrations, one of my greatest friends celebrates a birthday this weekend!

Happy birthday, Sam! Thank you so much for blessing me with the role of godmommy to the most perfect little girl in the world. You’ve always be a phenomenal woman in my eyes but motherhood has given me another reason to respect and admire you. You are amazing and I love you to pieces!

And if this baby face doesn’t make your day, I think you may need to check your pulse.

Enjoy your weekend!

FOTD Friday: The Iman and Clumps video

Happy Friday, guys! This week has gone by soooo fast. Like…what happened to Tuesday? Sheesh. I tried to take some pictures of my boring bronze look but um…it was that boring.

Seriously. That’s the most exciting look. I don’t think my face is feeling the camera this week. Ha! I’ll be back next week to showcase bronzed cheeks. In the meantime, check out my recap of my experience at the Iman Cosmetics blogger event.


…and I won’t tell y’all how it took me 503 years to do that video. So much for all that I learned when I was doing video production in college.

Off I go, darlings. I’m packing up to move into another apartment. Wish me luck! Don’t forget to check out the Facebook group for a chance to win some EcoTools goodies.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Eye shadow Brushes for Newbies: The video version


Lately I have been getting a quite a few emails about eye shadow brushes for newbies. I remember when I was first getting into make-up and had NO idea what kind of brushes to buy. It’s overwhelming to say the least. I did a post about that here but here are some more tidbits:

(1) Do not feel like you have to spend a ton of money on brushes. Girlfriend, you better take your behind in CVS, Target, Walgreens, Longs or Rite-Aid and cop some cheap brushes.

(2) You don’t need a WHOLE bunch of brushes if you are just starting out. A lid application brush, blending brush and highlighting brush is all I think the average newbie needs. When you find yourself wanting to do more detailed and intricate looks, then invest in more brushes. But for the time being..3-5 brushes should suit your eye shadow needs just fine.

(3) Wash your brushes regularly!

….peep the video to find out more.

FOTD Friday: Neutral Eyes, Poppin’ Lip via tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all It’s been a super long week. But I can’t wait for the weekend because I’ll be visiting my Goddaughter aaaaand heading to Miami for some weekend fun. I’ve really been itching to go to Atlanta for a few weeks not but uh…a sista needs some sun. Not snow. Know what I’m sayin’?

Lately, my YouTube family has been asking me to do tutorials. No bueno! While I enjoy watching some of the beauty tutorials on YouTube, actually DOING them is quite the challenge. You have to take so many things into consideration. Liiiiike….

-Am I talking too loudly?
-Am I boring?
-Am I being too silly?
-Am I talking too fast?
-Did I say “like”, “um”, “totally” too many times?
-Is the camera focusing?
-Is the lighting okay?
-Is the TuPac playing in the background too loud?

Hmm mm…all of that. It ain’t a easy job. And how regular YouTube beauty gurus do it, I’ll never know. But I tried. And here it is…

This tutorial focuses on achieving a pretty simply eye with a hot and poppin’ lip. I used..

FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
MAC Sweet As Cocoa blush
Cargo blush in Lyon

EYES:
MAC Paint in Bamboo (base)
Cargo Bronzer in medium (lid)
MAC Handwritten e/s (outer-V)
NARS Edie (between crease and brow)
Coastal Scents Matte white e/s
MAC Espresso e/s (deepens crease)

Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Stila’s waterproof liquid eye liner
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara

LIPS:
Oyin Handmade Honeystick
NYC Cosmetics lipstick in Lyon
MAC Vino lipliner
MAC Funtabulous Dazzleglass

Such an easy look to achieve for even the most newbie-esque lady.  What do you think? What lippie do you use when you want a poppin’ lip?

Follow me on Twitter…I’ll be tweeting pretty Miami stuffs all weekend. 

Love y’all!

NYC from the eyes of Clumps!


I am always getting so many emails from ladies who have never been to the lovely NYC to take as many pictures as possible. Lately my last few trips haven’t been around the Times Square area but I strolled down there just for y’all.

…well, that and Inglot.

Enjoy the video! I have a ton of random commentary. Don’t mind me. Pictures will soon follow. I’m off to have lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in NYC…Sea!

Acne Sucks: Skin Updates


Hey y’all! It’s your favorite Pimple Poppin’ lady. I really shouldn’t even call myself that because poppin’ pimples really ain’t good. So disregard that. HA!

Anywhoovers, I was thinking that it was time to update y’all on my skin and its battle with acne. It has been doing A LOT better. I attribute it to many things but mostly to the Differin gel that my dermatologist prescribed. Even though my skin is acting all normal and whatnot, I fear the day I run out of this stuff. Lawd, let’s hope I can get it for life.

Daily pimples are no more. They just don’t pop up. And when they do, they are small and easy to tackle.

And I know I keep saying I’ll review it and I will but ohmigoodness….skin tone correctors are a must have for the woman of color battling hyperpigmentation. I’m almost positive that they would work well for anyone. Wow! I am amazed. Over time, it has literally erased some of my dark spots. See for yourself!


These photos are untouched. I am not wearing any foundation, correctors or blush in any of them. Well….I take that back. A closer look at the first photo shows a swatch on concealer. But never the mind. Can you see the difference?

I talked about my skincare routine via video and even showcased some new products that I can’t WAIT to review for y’all. To see what I’m talking about, you’ll have to listen to me ramble and act a mess.


Sooo, the skin is doing better. Hallelujah! Stretch marks? Whatever. Chubby tummy? I can deal. The inability to wear above the knee boots because I have fat knees (lmao)? Fine. But I will NOT let acne get the best of me. The fight is still on because my skin, at any moment, can turn against me.

Now it’s your turn! To my fellow acne fighters, what have you been using that’s been working wonders? Spill the beans, sisters!

2009 Summer Must Haves

Have you seen my updated YouTube channel?

I love the YouTube community! Kinda. When I’m not getting hate mail/comments (which is the norm if you upload videos..talk about having to have tough skin) I am responding to comments from my great subscribers. I’ve gotten quite a few requests to do a video about “Summer Must Haves”.

So I did one!


You’ll have to watch the video to get the details of everything but here is what is included in the vid.

Bronzers! For the drugstore divas and high-end honnies….


The importance of sunblock. Remember these kids?


Bright eyeshadow palettes….


Lip balms…


Bright fingernail polishes….polish fiends, can you guess the colors?


I also cover the importance of keeping yourself hydrated and wearin’ shades. And yes I admitted to sporting $5 shades. LOL!

Enjoy!

Because summer time is the right time,