L’oreal Ever Pure Hair Care |Vox Box

Before I get in to the actual review of this line, I wanted to let you all know that I am currently on vacation.  This post is being written from my phone, therefore the format will be a little off.

A few weeks ago I got this new line from L’oreal in a Vox Box from Influenster.  I want it to be very clear thay this is NOT a company I purchase from, due to my cruelty free stance.  I did, however,  want to try this line because of how it is supposed to be formulated. 

  • Not sulfates
  • No dyes
  • No harsh chemicals
  • No paraben
  • It is vegan

The bottles also state that they are cruelty free, but L’oreal tests where required by law. Rather than leaving those places.

*I did test these over a week long period, even a few days more*

Shampoo:

For a sulfate free shampoo, I was very pleased with the lather it gave me. Sulfate free shampoos tend to lack the latherimg capablitites. The scent (rosemary), is also very nice. It did not irritate my scalpe, which is easy to do. My hair felt very clean after ward’s,  and I didn’t feel the need to ‘re wash it the following day. 👍👍👍👍. Not five beacuse of the brand.

Conditioner:

I have to say, this is a fantastic conditioner for the drugstore. It left my hair feeling great, even after the first use. And with out all the chemicals!  After extended use my hair was softer and much less frizzy.👍👍👍👍

Elixir:

I had high hopes for  this product because I am a big fan of hair elixir type things. When I used it and let my hair air dry it did nothing. If I used it before styling or on dry hair it made my hair feel almost gummy in parts. This is a big 👎👎👎

*I did get these products for free, but all opinions are my own. *

I hope you enjoyed this quick review, while I was on vacation.  Thank you for reading! Find me on snap and instagram @ manda_janette

XoXo manda


Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet | December 2016

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*There is a waitlist for this subscription. Sign up at notoriouslymorbid.com There is a tab on the home page!*

This months theme is “A Few Rules”… GUYS IT IS GREMLINS THEMED! I love that movie. I always have. So, I was already pretty excited seeing that. Then I read the little insert, which was a really nice note, and learned we get to try something brand new!

Trouble Multiplied Body Splash:

It is in a little spray vial. The notes are mandarin spice, clementine,bergamot, and sugar. So right up my alley. My boyfriend likes the scent as well, which I guess is a plus. They are supposed to be releasing it in a full-size, I may get it.

Slumber Salve “Yum Yum”:

I have another one of their slumber salves, in “Carl Poppa”, I like it a lot, but I hate the packaging. It is in the little black think pictured above, and I have an issue with it popping open. It is a fantastic product though! It is supposed to be a combination of a bunch of candy flavors. I really enjoy the taste.

Eyeshadows “Bright Lights! Bright Lights!” and “The Creature”

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I really like these shades and can see myself getting a ton of use out of both of them. I was really glad that we got a green, it makes me think of Christmas.

That is it for this months vanishing cabinet, I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for reading! What is your favorite Notoriously Morbid product? What is your favorite thing about Christmas time? Comment below.

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XoXo Manda

Vegan Cuts Make-Up Box | Winter 2016

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*The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is quarterly. I believe it is around $30ish, 4 times a year. You can sign up on the Vegan Cuts site.*

This season’s box is Winter Wonderland themed. Not the most original, but that is okay. We are going to just jump right in to this un-boxing. I will be reviewing most of these products separately. I like to give you guys the most info that I can on vegan and cruelty free products.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Cream Shadow Stick “Stone” $22:

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 I have been loving Juice Beauty as a brand, so I am excited to try something new from them. And, I actually really enjoy shadow sticks.

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I am pretty sure this is the shade I picked a few months ago. At least it seems like it, because I really like it.

Ofra Cosmetics Rainbow Lips Ritz Gloss $24:

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This is a lip gloss wheel. It has 5 shades and one topper.

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I really enjoy Ofra products, but I do not think this is for me. I am going to try to use it, but I would rather have them separate. I like the concept. But eh…

Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick “Olivia” $36:

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After that Elate Cosmetics Stick lip and cheek product, I am all into them. This one contains vitamin c and evening primrose, so it is full of good skin ingredients. The shade “Olivia” is beautiful!

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It also has a brush on the opposite end of the stick that is really dense and seems like it will be great for blending.

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PHB Ethical Beauty Organic Eyeliner “Black” $9.95:

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You really can not go wrong with a black liner for me. This one is really creamy, I am glad to have it and excited to use it.

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That is it for this un-boxing. I hope you enjoyed, and that you so much for reading! Which of this items would you like to see reviewed? Comment below!

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XoXO Manda

Another Holiday Look |Bold lip with a simple eye. TWO lip options.

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The count down week for Christmas had begun. If you are anything like me, than you are trying to figure out how to do your makeup and stuff for the various events that holidays bring. I am here to bring you a little inspiration!

As the title has told you, the look I am going to be talking about today, is a simple eye with two bold lip options. The lip options are drastically different. But, both from Boxy Charm. I thought that was kind of fun. Events like this are a great way to make use of the bold shades that you wouldn’t other wise wear. I wear them whenever, but I know a lot of people do not.

Skin Prep:

  • I used the Skyn Ice Land Glacier Ice Eye Cream. I dispense it on to my finger then I pat it in.
  • For primer and mositurizer I actually used a serum that I have fallen in love with. The Granola Goat Amazing Face Serum. I got this serum in a Vegan Cuts box, and I am 100% buying the full size when I run out. I has really improved my skin, all my dry patches are pretty much gone. It also helps to soothe the itching on my face that dry skin can bring.

The Face Base:

  • For my foundation I used one from L’oreal that I am trying to finish. It is not a brand that I support, so I am not going to really go into it. A good cruelty free alternative though is the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat.
  • To conceal my under eyes and blemishes I used the NYX Dark Circle Concealer. It doesn’t do a fantastic job, but it does last quite a while. You just have to build it up.
  • I set my under eyes with the W3ll People Realist powder. This was in last months Petit Vour, and it is my new must have powder.

Face Emphasis products:

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  • UNDER my foundation I decided to do a little contouring. I used the Tarte Sculptor in Park Avenue Princess and the Colour Pop Highlight Stick in Releve. I really like the Tarte sculptor, not so much the Colour Pop sculpting sticks…But, that is another post.
  • For my actual bronzer I used Medusa’s Makeup Sun Kissed Bronzer. I think this is my favorite bronzer. I got it in a Vegan Cuts, and have just used the crap out of it. It gives my fair skin a real nice warm glow, without making me look like I have a bad tan.
  • I used the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid in “opal” in all of the high light spots. Like my cheek bones and the tip on my nose. After that I layered over Opal in the Pressed form, just to really make sure my highlight can be seen across the room.
  • For my blush I used the City Color Be Matte Blush in “Papaya”. I have been using this blush every time I do my makeup lately. It is so pretty, yet still subtle. But, can be built up to have more impact.

The Eyes:

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  • I started off by priming my eyes with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. For my eye look, I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, so I thought this was a fitting primer. I set it with the Wet N’ Wild single in “Brulee”.
  • I started off the actual eye look with ” Milk Chocolate” in my crease.
  • I then placed “Marazipan” all over my lid.
  • Then I did a wing with the Ciate Fierce Flicks felt tip liner. I got this in an Ipsy, and I am slowly starting to adore it. It is a very fine tip, so it makes doing a winged liner very goof proof.
  • To deepen up the crease a little, at least the outer edge, I used the shade “Semi Sweet”.
  • After that I used a random liner to line my tight line and a random nude liner to line my lower water line.
  • I used the Tarte Tarteist mascara. I really like this mascara. I hate false lashes, and this mascara gives my lashes a ton of drama.

See, a very very simple eye look!!

Lip Option #1:

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Dirty Little Secret Liquid Lipstick in “Phantom”. I think this is the perfect red for the holidays. Another great option would be Bite Beauty Pomegranate lipstick.

Lip Option #2:

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Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in “Napa Valley”. I am obsessed. I need all the purple and all the metallic liquid lipsticks I can possibly get. Makes me really want to rock the outlandishly strange colored lips. SO I WILL! #sorrynotsorry

I hope you enjoyed this holiday look. Thank you so much for reading! What is your favorite red lip? What metallic or purple liquid lips do you love? Let’s talk in the comments!

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XoXo Manda

Petit Vour Mystery Skin & Body Care Un-Boxing | Holiday 2016

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The Petit Vour Mystery Box: Skin & Body Care, retails for $30. It is only available for a limited time, for the 2016 holiday season. You can get yours, here.

I love mystery boxes. I mean who doesn’t? You are essentially getting a surprise in the mail, from you to you. I am a firm believer that you should treat your self during times of high stress, if it is in the budget. For me, holidays are a time of VERY high stress. What better way to treat yourself than a box full of skin and body care? Luxury, cruelty free, vegan, and clean at that!

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Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Body Polish “Grape Fruit and Rosemary”

I had gotten this product in my first ever Petit Vour box and fell in love with it! It is a fantastic scrub. It smells amazing and the amount of grit is perfect. It contains only Dead Sea mineral salt, and essential oils of grape fruit and rosemary. Instead of mixing it with water you can mix it with two table spoons of coconut oil  or olive oil and it will be insanely moisturizing.

Moroccan Beldi Soap from Kahina Giving Beauty “Eucalyptus”

This is another product I have gotten in a past Petit Vour box, and really loved. If you have ever watched Mercedes on You Tube, l’amour et la musique, then you have heard of this soap. I believe Ashleigh, Green Bunny, has mentioned it as well. It is amazing! It is the mmost moisturizing thing I have ever used. But, the full-size of it is so expensive. I am glad I get to try it out again to decide if it is really worth the high price tag. It contains saponified olive oil and eucalyptus leaf oil. It is a very relaxing experience when mixed with the steam of a hot shower.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine eye cream:

I am so excited to finally get to try something from 100% Pure! Especially something raved about so widely over the green beauty community! The size that was sent in the box is also huge for an eye cream. All of the ingredients are 100% Pure (natural). I will be doing a full review on this product.

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Apoterra Tulis Rejuvenating Oil:

I was really glad to see this when I opened the box. I am almost done with the one I had received in a past box. I love this oil, especially in my bath water. It is really relaxing after a long day at work. I am probably still going to buy the full-size, I am pretty sure I saw it on sale.

Osea Ocean Cleanser:

YES! I am in love with this cleanser!! I finished the first travel size of this cleanser the day before this box arrived. I do have a full size of it waiting in the wings. Now I have a travel size to take with me when I travel in a few days! If you haven’t tried this cleanser, you really need to. ASAP!

Precious Skin Elixirs Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay:

I have never heard of this product, but it seems really nice! You pour the powder into the palm of your hands and activate it with water and mix it until it is creamy. You slather it on your face,then wash it off. The ingredients seem very pure, all but two seem to be certified organic. I can not wait to use this!

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Pai Rose Hip Bioregenerate Oil:

I have tried this before, the same sample size. I never really noticed anything happening, but it is a really small sample size. I will probably just use it, to use it.

Juara Coconut Lime Hand and Nail Balm:

Who can;t use a product like this? It smells VERY good. it is very moisturizing! I am going to be tossing this little guy into my purse. I really want to purchase a larger size.

Poetic Blend The Hero Oil:

Upon researching this product, I learned that it is meant to be calming for inflamed and really sensitive skin. This will come in handy in the winter time, my skin always gets really sore and dry. I think I am going to give a full review on this product as well!

I hope you enjoyed this un-boxing and thank you for reading! Have you seen or picked up any holiday sets I should try? Are there any of these products you would like to see me review? Comment below! You can also find me on Instagram and Snapchat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Pure Cosmetics Buff Collection Palette| Review and Naked 3 swatched comparison.

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In this months Boxy Charm, we received the Pure Cosmetics Buff Collection.

It retails for $50, and can be purchased, here.

It is paraben free, tricolsan free, fragrance free, and not tested on animals!

Here is a full ingredient list:

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

It contains 12 shadows, some shimmer, some matte. It also has a mirror and a double ended brush.

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Does this look familiar to you? I bet it does. I bet you are thinking, “hey, that looks just like the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette!” Well, you are not wrong.

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The image above is from the UD site. The picture of mine got lost, and I didn’t have time to re-take the picture. But, you can still tell that they are pretty dang similar.

Pure Cosmetics Swatched:

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  • Quartz
  • Sahara
  • Dune
  • Mojave
  • Sand Stone
  • Clay
  • Canyon
  • Dessert
  • Dust
  • Barren
  • Mirage

Urban Decay Swatched:

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  • Strange
  • Dust
  • Burnout
  • Limit
  • Buzz
  • Trick
  • Nooner
  • Liar
  • Factory
  • Mugshot
  • Darkside
  • Blackheart

Between the two:

If I had to choose based on quality over all, I would go with the UD Naked 3. It isn’t as powdery, there is more variation in the darker shades, and the packaging is much better. But, the Pure Cosmetics palette is much cleaner than the UD palette. So, with the current green beauty mind set I am in, I can see my self reaching for the Pure palette much more. However, if I am buying UD dupes, I would not purchase this. I would go with the Silk Naturals Naked palettes. They are loose, but can easily be pressed. THey are also very clean, and I would rather be safe than sorry. And I personally like pigments.

A look with the Buff Collection:

  • I used Dune as my transition shade.
  • I put Sand Stone all over my lid
  • On the outer third of my lid, I placed Canyon.
  • To deepen up my crease and to define my lower lash line I used Clay.
  • To highlight my inner corner and my brow bone I used the shade Quartz.

Over all thoughts on The Buff Collection:

I was expecting to not like this palette at all, but I actually do. The shades are amazing quality, I feel safer and less guilty using it than I do the Naked 3, and the looks I have done with it lasted ages. However, I would not buy it for the full price of $50, but I also wouldn’t pay $52 for the Naked 3 again.

If you want to pick up this palette, for anything else from Pure cosmetics, I have a code for 25% off your first order of $40 or more. Type in BOXYCHARM at checkout.

I hope you enjoyed this little review and comparison. Thank you so much for reading! What do you think of The Buff Collection? What do you think of the Naked 3? Comment below! You can get more of my content on Instagram and Snapchat, just find manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box | December 2016

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*The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is around $22 a month. It is vegan, cruelty free, and tends to be for the most part, clean beauty. Sign up at vegnacuts.com *

It is time to un-box my favorite subscription box. The theme is “A toast to cruelty free beauty”. It features products that are favorites of the leaping bunny program. You can find them @leapingbunnyprogram on Instagram!

Devite Skincare Soft Lines Eye Liner “No.001”

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I actually prefer pencils that have to be sharpened. The do not break as easy. The Soft Liner is infused with jojoba oil, and can also be used as a brow enhancer. I won’t be doing that, because my hair is too light. It comes with a sharpener in the cap, which is super handy. Retails for $15.

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Creamy and very black!

Andalou Naturals Beautiful Day Cream

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This day cream is formulated with alpine rose stem, pomegranate, and aloe vera. It is 99% nature derived and non-GMO certified! It is meant to be gentle for sensitive skin, which I have, so thanks. It smells really good. Excited to try this out and get back to y’all.

Modish Polish “Control Freak”

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Another deep red shade. But that is fine by me, it is my favorite shade of polish to wear. This is a 5 free luxury nail lacquer. I have to say, I am in love with the packaging. It retails for $12.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Shampoo AND Conditioner

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I love that Vegan Cuts always counts shampoo and conditioner as one product. I am really enjoying getting shampoo and conditioners in this box. I am a firm believer that your hair gets use to a product after consistent use, therefore it becomes ineffective. I only wash my hair two maybe three times a week, so the travel sizes last me a while. I love Juice Beautys green apple scent, super excited to have these. This is a $9 value.

Crazy Rumors Leaping Bunny lip balm

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I have wanted a Crazy Rumors lip balm so badly! I was actually binge watching XoLeti videos on YouTube and saw this balm in a box that was elective last year and really wanted it. So, when I saw it in this box I was very excited! Obviously I support the Leaping Bunny program, so having a super cute product, from a brand I have been wanting to try, with their name on it makes me happy. I kind of want to order some and put them with Christmas gifts!

I hope you enjoyed this little un-boxing. Thank you for reading! What do you think of the products in this box? Which Crazy Rumors balm is your favorite? Comment below! You can also find me on Instagram and Snapchat as manda_janette (Snapchat for exclusive content!)

XoXo Manda