Fall Halo Eye, Using the Studio Makeup on-the go- palette.

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I am just going to jump right in to this look. If you want to see my full review of this palette, you can do so,here!

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  • I started off by priming my eyes with the Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus eye primer. It reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Primer Potion, and cost way less.
  • I used that 2nd shade, the matte cream, to set my eyes with a big fluffy brush.
  • I then used the matte light brown as a transition, I just buffed it inn my crease.
  • For the inner and outer third of my eye, I used that metallic copper shade. It gives off some major fall vibes, so I thought it would be perfect.
  • I then took the shade right next to it, the matte really warm brown, and buffed that in to my crease to kind of connect my inner and outer thirds of my eye.
  • I then grabbed my Au Naturale Creme shadow in “ivory” and put it where I want the light color to be, that will give off the halo effect.
  • For the halo shade I decided to use the third shade in the 1st row. I think the yellow tones to it complement the copper shade well.
  • To deepen my crease I went in with a more defined brush and the matte deep brown shade to really define my crease.
  • Under my eyes I used the copper shade on the inner and outer third and the yellow toned light shade in between them to mirror the upper lid.

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I am not going to go in on my face makeup and brows. I really don’t mix it up much, so it is the same as usual.

  • I did a little wing with the Kat Von D tattoo liner in “trooper”
  • Used the Tartest mascara in “black”
  • For my lips I used the Wet n’ Wild Mega last lipstick in “mocha-licious”.

I want to say I am sorry that my lighting is so bad. I am trying to work on it. I also wanted to say that this was my first ever attempt at a halo eye so it really is a work in progress!

I reallly hope you enjoyed this post! What do you think of this look? What looks would you like to see? Comment below! Want more B&T? READ THIS! You can also find me on Instagram and Snap Chat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

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Boxy Charm Product Review; Studio Makeup on-the- go eye-shadow palette

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Hey guys!

Ever since I posted my Boxy Charm UN-boxing for September, I have gotten questions about this palette. This post is going to be my review on the palette, then tomorrow I am posting a look using the palette! The look is very fall centered, so keep your eyes open for it.

If you purchase this palette it is $49.95, which is about the price of a Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. This palette contains 9 shades with a total weight of 13.5 g.

Purchase it here.

Details from the site:

“On the Go eyeshadow palette is a compilation of shades that updates the bare beauty look with a cosmopolitan attitude. With this elegant palette you can create the prettier, urban makeup look and Go Studio from day to night. The On the Go Eyeshadow Palette includes 9 shades that will boost your confidence all year round.”

This palette is Limited edition.

This palette DOES contain carmine as a color additive, therefore it is NOT vegan friendly.

I can not find any information about this companies cruelty free stance, so I E-mailed them and will update you all when I get a response.

Packaging:

The packaging is super sleek and thin, which I really appreciate. There is a magnet that keeps the palette closed. There is no mirror in the palette, which is something I think is essential when you are trying to market a product as “on the go”.  The back of the palette has a picture of the shades and the ingredients used in the shadows. The only thing I don’t like about the packaging is how there is no mirror, other than that it is great!

The shadows:

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As you can easily see, this palette is warm toned. Which I love. I am going to give a tiny description of each shade then talk about the formula over all.

  • Light shimmery shade, great inner corner highlight.
  • Matte Cream shade. Always a fantastic shade to have on hand.
  • Gold toned light shimmery shade.
  • Matte light brown
  • Shimmery cooper. Beautiful shade. Almost metallic
  • Matte warm toned brown, perfect for fall
  • Deep glittery brown. Has actual glitter in it rather than shimmer.
  • Matte deep brown
  • Matte Black
    All of the shades are extremely pigmented and buttery. The mattes are not the slightest bit chalky and the shimmery shades are amazing and it takes the smallest amount for them to make a huge impact.

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Overall:

I really love this palette! It can be used to make a ton of different looks and has a ton of shades that are essential to any collection. I highly recommend getting your hands on this palette if you are able to. I am really interested in trying more products from this company. I am really hoping that they are cruelty free so that I can continue to love this palette and pick up some more stuff from them!

I really hope you enjoyed this post! What do you think of this palette? What are your favorite warmed toned shadows? Comment below! Want more B&T? Check this post out! You can also find me on Instagram and Snap Chat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

5 fall lip colors you can get at your local drugstore, right now. That are Cruelty Free!

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It’s finally fall! Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it, all the pumpkin, the cute clothes, obviously Halloween, and the makeup changes that come along with the weather changing.

One thing that always stands out to me in fall is the Vampy and deep lip colors. Vampy lips are my favorite lips! But, it can get expensive finding good lip products, in such deep shades that really wear well. This is where this post comes in and saves your wallet!

You don’t have to spend a ton of dough or wait forever for online purchases to arrive…Here are 5 Fall lip shades you can go get, right now, from your local drug store.

Wet n’ Wild Mega Last lip stick in shades “Cherry Bomb” and “Mocha-licious”:

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If you watch YouTube, I am sure you have heard of this line of lipsticks. They are easy to get your hands on and crazy Inexpensive. Only $1.99!

The first swatch is of “Cherry Bomb”, it is a cranberry shade and is extremely creamy. I does not dry down 100% matte, it is more of a demi matte.

The second is of “Mocha-licious”. This is a beautiful deeper mauve that does dry down matte. I picked this up beacuse it reminded me of the popular “Kardashian” lip color every one is all hyped up over.

For just under $2, these lipsticks last much longer than expected, and feel even better than anything I would have imagined at that price. If you want a good fall lip color, but don’t want to spend big bucks, or if you need a color you will rarely wear so you don’t want to spend a ton, I highly recommend this line.

Here, is where you can pick them up if you are like me and don’t like leaving the comfort of your home.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Vintage” and “Cherry Skies”:

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I have done a review of this entire line, back in the early days of my blog. I love the line, and these just happen to be 2 of my favorite shades.

“Vintage” is another deep mauve, but mucher deeper than “mocha-licious”. It also has a bit more gray and mauve tones to it.

“Cherry Skies” is a beautiful, well cherry red. It is just a true deep red. True deep reds are my favorite shade for lips, it looks classy and elegant, but also sexy and edgy.

This formula is very creamy and doesn’t feel uncomfortable once it dries down. It is not a completely matte finish, but it doesn’t look glossy either. They last quite a while on the lips and don’t seem to really transfer once dry. They are a bit messy when they are first applied though, so be careful! The best part about them though is that they are only $6.99! You can order them, here, if you would rather shop online.

NYX Butter Gloss in the shade “Devil’s Food Cake”:

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So, you want to follow the fall lip trend, but you are not too confident with super saturated lip colors. I have got you covered!

The NYX Butter Glosses are amazing and have a ton of fall shades that allow you to still rock a vampy lip, but can save you the hassle of worrying about the deep saturated color becoming a mess.

My personal favorite is “Devil’s Food Cake”. It smells good, feels very hydrating, and gives my lips a deep red tint. Almost like they were bitten really hard. Which sounds strange, but I think you under stand what I mean. This is a great way to be vampy in a hhurry or if you are just afraid of the deep shades.

You can pick it up here, for only $4.99!!

I really hope you enjoyed this quick post! What are your favorite fall easy to find lip shades? What types of posts would you like to see? Comment below! Want more B&T? Check this out! You can also find me on Instagram and Snap Chat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Tid Bit Post: Millie’s 1st Pet Treater UN-Boxing!

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How is everyone?

As some of you may have read, almost a month ago Josiah and I got a dog! She is a 3 almost 4 month old Shepard/Lab mix. My friend had a family member who had to get rid of her, she was going to go to a shelter. Instead we adopted her!

In true B&T style my new little lady had to have her very own subscription box. After a ton of research, I decided to settle on Pet Treater! For $24.95 a month you get a box packed full of goodies for your dog, and even one for yourself. If you use the code “PT bed” you can get a free bed for your pup with your first box! You can chose your dogs size; small, medium, or large. Right now we get Millie the medium box, but according to our vet this time next year she will be over 50 lbs, there fore will be moved to the large dog box.

The Free Bed:

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Please ignore the mess, my best friend and I were making fall pillows and Millie had gotten into the fluff moments before this picture. Bad planning on my part.

At first I though the bed was going to be to small, but she has been curling up in it a lot so I guess it isn’t that small. The tag with the bed says it was made in America by textile workers and costs $14.99. I think that is a pretty good deal to get for free. It is really soft with strong stitching. It isn’t an eye sore either. My living room is the least decorated room in my house though, I change it up for the season and haven’t put up my fall stuff yet.

In the box:

When you open the box there is always a little note addressed to your dog, from another dog. I think this is precious. There is also a little card stating the current months theme, next months theme, and the dog of the month. This months theme is “Ain’t nothing but a hound dog”. Is that not adorable?!

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The first thing I pulled out of the box was the biggest, and it is really going to come in handy where I live. It is a mat that you can freeze and heat up in the microwave to help keep your pet comfort able. I live in mid-western America, in the winter it is freezing and in the summer it is burning hot. We are going to be using this a lot. The mat is soft and just looks like fake sheeps wool.

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The next thing I pulled out was a toy! It is a rope toy, Millie loves rope toys, with a rubber casing. It is meant to be really durable. In fact, as I am typing this Millie brought it in to my little beauty/rat room to play with. I am going to say this is a win for her. We have other toys by this brand and they are all really nice. Millie is currently teething and she has been chhewing of the blue part a ton, I think it feels good  on her teeth.

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The next thing is this month’s “Pet Treater For Your Human”. The candle doesn’t really have a strong scent, but it is cute for an Elvis lover. I am actually thinking of giving it to my mom because my step-dad is taking her to Memphis for her 50th birthday. I do like that they make an effort to include something for the human!

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I think this is hilarious. This is the last toy in this months box, it is a blue suede shoe! It feels like an actual slipper and has a squeaker in the toes.

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Even the back of it is funny! For some reason Millie really loves this toy. It has been her go to ever since it came in the box. She runs around the house with it in her mouth, wants it to be thrown, wants to play tug a war with it, and snuggles it. It is pretty precious.

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This one is pretty cool as well. One of the treats this month was a home made treat from emmys gourmet dog treats. ( The company name isn’t  exactly as I stated I lost the little bag.) It is in the flavor three cheese pleasers and Millie really liked it. I broke it up into three pieces and gave it to her over a few days. I am going to have to get the exact company name and order more treats!

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More treats! These dog cookies are s’more flavored and man do they smell good! The smell like people cookies, even better than some I have smelt. Millie loves these little dog oreo’s. By the way, all the treats mentioned in this post are made in the USA and of all natural ingredients. I would not give her something that isn’t natural, preferably all treats shes gets are grain-free.

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This is the last item in the box. This sounds so fun! It is a cheese cake you make for your puppy!! If you can see in the bottom left corner, I am very happy with its contents. I may have to do a post about this once I make it. I didn’t know this sort of thing even existed!!

Overall:

I love this box and I am so happy I decided to go with it! I can not wait to get it in the months to come! It is a fantastic value and everything in it, omitting the candle is really handy or will for sure be consumed by Millie.

Thank you so much for reading! Do you want more pet posts? Do you want to see more pet subscription boxes? What is your pets favorite toy? Comment below! Want more B&T? Check this out! Find me on Instagram and snap chat as : manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Vegan Cuts Make-Up Box; Fall 2016.

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Okay, I know what you are thinking, “How many subscription boxes do you get?!” The answer is a ton. But, this one is different. It is a seasonal box! four times a year, a payment of $39.95 is made, and Vegan Cuts sends you a seasonally curated box of awesome vegan beauty products! Sign up here!

Let’s jump it to this fall box, and see if it is worth the $39.95!

BellaPierre Cosmetics HD Makeup Primer $75 Value:

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WOW. $75 is expensive for a primer, I think anyway.

The card says,”Treat dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and enlarged pores with this mineral-infused formula. This primer provides a one-of-a-kind smooth complexion.”

I am expecting this primer to do some amazing things. It better live up to its $75 price tag! I better use this and have the best skin day I ever have had. I will let you know how it goes.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Liquid Lip “Blythe” $24 value:

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First off, I want to start off by apologizing for the quality of this picture. For some reason the actually picture I took for this post got deleted, but not transferred to my computer. So, I  have to improvise.

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from Vegan Cuts. It was a little survey asking which shade I preferred a some of the products that would be in the box. For this product I chose the shade “Blythe” and I got it!

The formula feels very smooth, it smells really yummy, and the shade is perfect for fall! Be on the look out for this in up coming looks!

Au Naturale Organic Creme Eyeshadow “Ivory” $20 value:

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This is another product I got to pick a preferred shade of. I, again, got the shade I asked for! I am not a creme eye shadow type of girl, so I chose the only shade I knew I’d use. Pop it in the inner corner, under my brow bone, maybe do some other highlighting with it. I will let ya see how it goes. It is really creamy and formula, not too pigmented though.

Ofra Cosmetics Illuminating Blush Stripes $35 Value:

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I love Ofra! But, I do not love how expensive it is. Getting it in subscription boxes makes me ecstatic. Especially when it is products that have multiple uses! Highlighter,blush, eye shadow, oh my! ( I am aware that I am not funny.)

Anyway, this product has given me some really neat ideas, that I am excited to share with my favorite people! By that I mean y’all.

Over all:

Besides the creme shadow I am really excited for everything in this box! Vegan cuts has again out done themselves. The over all value of this box is $154! WOW. Be on the look out for updates about these products!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your must have fall item? What did you think about this box? Comment below! Want more B&T? Then read this gem next!

XoXo Manda

Petit Vour Septemeber 2016 UN-Boxing

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Alrighty guys, back to the subscription boxes!

Today we are unboxing my 2nd Petit Vour box! You can see my first one, here!

Petit Vour is $15 a month and contains 3-4 non-toxic and vegan luxury beauty products. It is guaranteed to have at least a $35 value! Not only that; but, when you shop on their sit you get 20% of what you spend back to use on their site, which is fantastic! Sign up here!

In The Box:

I am going to start with the product card. On the reverse side of the card is a beautiful illustration of crystals. I really enjoy that Petit Vour uses one side of the card for art, so that it can be reused as a home decor piece, rather than just tossed. I, for one, am going to be putting mine in a small gold picture frame and using it to decorate my living room!

Oh yeah, in case you were wondering, this months theme is, “What a gem!”

ODACITE Serum Concentrate $3 value (Fullsize $32-42):

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I usually end up losing these little vials before I use them, but this one seems really cool.

The card says,” Beauty thrives on the concentration of actives. These precious little serums are so potent, 2-3 drops is all it takes to see visible results. Mix in 2-3 drops of the serum with your daily moisturizer, or use alone for a more intense treatment.”

I got the Bl+C serum, which is for pimples. This is great, I am having a pretty nasty break out right now, so I will get use out of this. I am excited to review it for you, and maybe end up picking up more from this line if I like this sample.

ADORN Mineral & Organic Hydrating Cream Foundation $4 value (Fullsize $50):

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I have tried a highlighter from this brand before and love it. I am pretty excited to try this foundation. In fact, this is the first “non-toxic” foundation I have ever tried besides Pacifica or Shea Moisture! I have high hopes for this, especially sense it is $50 fullsized.

The card reads..”Get full, flawless coverage with this smooth, long-lasting foundation. Especially perfect for those with sensitive skin. Tip: can also be used as an eyeshadow base!”

I think I am going to use this all over my face once, then use the remainder as an eye base. Then do a full review!

OSEA Ocean Cleanser $16 (Fullsize $44):

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Holy Jesus, I have been wanting to try Osea products so badly, and now I finally get to!

The card reads..”An OSEA classic! Ocean Cleanser is  rich in minerals, algae, dermal proteins, vitamins, and mineral salts with a delightful natural fragrance. This multi-tasking  hydrating formula effectively removes dirt and impurities, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and energized.”

I am so excited for this. I have extremely high hopes for this, hopefully it lives up for my expectations.By the way, the packaging is frosted glass and beautiful. Oh, and the scent is delightful!

MEOW MEOW TWEET Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream $14 value:

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Talk about great timing! I ran out of deodorant this morning. This was much needed. I have also been wanting to try more non toxic and vegan deodorants, sense I loved the one from Routine so much.

The card says..”Meow Meow Tweet has taken their well-loved classic deodorant cream and made a few modifications to create a new formula, perfect for those with sensitive skin and just as effective. Designed without baking soda and clay, this recipe uses dietary magnesium and arrow root powder to help control moisture and odor.”

I am really anxious to try this. One because it is vegan and non toxic, and two because it is marketed for sensitive skin, which is me. I am pretty sure I will be reviewing every item in this box!

Overall:

Holy moley, this box is perfect! I am going to be using everything and I am so excited to try every single product! There is a $37 value in this box, and I only paid $15 not bad at all!

Thank you for reading! What do you think of this box? Have you tried any of these products? Comment below! Want more B&T? Read this piece next!

XoXo Manda

Make-Up Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters; Drug Store Gem?

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Hey guys,

Let’s take a break from the subscription boxes for a second and do a product review.

I purchased the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter In “Golden Lights” back in July. You saw this if you follow my Instagram _beautytidbits_blog which I am really try to become more invested in. But, I am the worst at flat lays.

After trying that shade for awhile, I decided to order the other 2 shades of it that Ulta carries. I also want to note, they recently came out with a “Rose Gold” shade, but Ulta does not have it yet.

Highlighter is a crazy popular product, and finding a good one can get expensive. But, you don’t have to spend an up wards of $25 to get a good glow!

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“Golden Lights”, “Radiant Lights”, and “Peach Lights”

Talk about coming through. As you can tell from the swatches, these guys have some great pigmentation. And, in case you were wondering, this does give you a BAM highlight on your face. Every shade!

Packaging:

The pans are in a hard plastic compact, with a domed lid. This is a baked product, so it is more raised than normal. It contains 7.5 grams of product.

Application:

My preferred way to apply this highlight, well all powdered highlights is with the ELF highlighting brush, sometimes a fan brush. KEEP IN MIND THIS DOES CONTAIN DIMETHICONE. I know some people do try to avoid this ingredient. All three shades apply easily and are easy to blend. They can also be used wet! I highlight my cheek bones, nose, cupid’s bow, and sometimes use the highlight to pop my inner corner and under my brow bone.

Wear/Over All Thoughts:

I have tried a ton of highlighters. Especially drugstore ones. The Makeup Revolution Baked Vivd’s are by far my favorite, and they are only $6 at Ulta! It is pigmented enough to give you that ever so popular in your face highlight, easy to blend, and crazy inexpensive. I wanted to compare these highlighters to a more expensive one, so you can really see why you don’t have to shell out a butt ton of money to look like a glowing goddess.

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Here they are compared to The Balms Mary Lumanizer. I would even go as far as to say that “Golden Lights” is a dupe for Mary Lou! I would 100% say that this is a drugstore gem and well worth the $6 it costs.

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite drugstore highlight? What about highend? Comment below! Want more B&T? Check this out!

XoXo Manda