September 2017 Empties | Look at my beauty trash!

It is now officially my favorite month of the year,  October! I love everything to do with it, fall, pumpkins, HALLOWEEN! 

But, for now, let’s focus on my September beauty Empties.


Tarte Blush sample “Captivating”

This is not a product I will be purchasing. I have a million blushes that don’t get used as it is. The color is very pretty though. I also thought it important to mention I got a ton of use out of this little sample.

PUR Cosmetics Makeup Blender

I got this in a Boxy Charm before I cancelled my subscription. I really am not a fan of this sponge. It does the job, but it is nothing compared to the beauty blender. I will not be picking up another. 

NYX HD Concealer “yellow”

This Concealer is really inexpensive, and usually on some sort of discount at Ulta. Unfortunately, it didn’t do much for me. It is very thin, so it gave no coverage. I will not be repurchasing it.

Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation “Shell Ivory”

I love this Foundation. It is the perfect match for my skin, cruelty free AND vegan AND very inexpensive. I have already repurchased this Foundation, and I used a half off coupon so it was only like $2.50!!

Smashbox Photo Ready Eye Primer “light”

This was just a little sample of the product. But, I really disliked it. It seemed to make my lids crease even more than normal. Will not purchase. 


Bath and Body Works “Twilight Woods” body spray mini

If only bath and body works was completely cruelty free. I do enjoy this warm woodsy scent. Unfortunately, B&BW is not a company I support anymore.

Naked Scrubs “Lemon”

I got this body scrub in a vegan Cuts box and I am in love with it. It was really clean ingredients wise, the perfect amount of grittiness, and the smell was stunning! I want to try more of their products, so yes. I will be purchasing this product. 

Ban Deodorant

This Deodorant smelled very sweet and nice. But, it really did not do its job. It would work for like an hour- then nothing. So, nope will not ever repurchase.


Nexxus City Shield Shampoo and Conditioner 

I received these products for free from Influenster. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the scent. I also do not think that they perform well enough to cost $19 each. Will not be purchasing.


CVS Makeup Remover Wipes

I really enjoyed these wipes. Unfortunately, I don’t live anywhere near a CVS now. What is your favorite makeup removing wipe??

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum

The scent of this stuff….I cannot stand it! I believe I got this ages ago in a Birch Box. It didn’t do anything for my acne anyway. Will not be purchasing this Serum.

Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask

I really enjoyed this mask, and thought the fit was great. Unfortunately, Tony Moly is not a cruelty free brand. Therefore, I will not be purchasing this mask again.

That’s all my Empties for this month! Not to much, but that’s ok! What did you use up this month? Comment below!!

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I AM BACK! Biobelle PrimerMask Review

Just a little update! I have cancelled all of my subscriptions, I have accumulated way too much stuff. That being said, get ready for a ton of reviews and looks! 

Product: Biobelle Primer Mask

Price: $6 at Ulta

I am not going to lie. This sounded like a dumb gimmick to me. But, when reading the packaging, I did notice it sounded like great skin care none the less.

  • Paraben free
  • Gluten free
  • No GMO’s
  • Made with natural extracts and botanic fibers

Sounds like an awfully clean product! 

It also contains…

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Rosehip extract
  • And vitamin C

Sounds like a bomb face Serum! It is meant to enhance radiance, minimize pores, and even skin tone.


I have to say, this is the best fitting sheet mask that I have used yet. 

There was no overwhelming scent, and it is only meant to stay on for five minutes!

After the five minutes was up, I massaged the Serum into my face, then rinsed.


In my opinion, my face makeup looked much smoother than normal. (Ignore my under eyes, sleep is pretty much nonexistent to me anymore…) 

Though I didn’t notice my makeup lasting longer than normal, I did notice my makeup looked better and my skin felt and looked much better than it has recently. 

8/10 Didn’t make my makeup last longer, but is an awesome sheet mask over all!

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you all for baring with me and al your words of encouragement!

What is your favorite sheet mask?

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Boxy Charm June 2017| Down Town Charm

* $21 a month. Usually full sized beauty products. 4-5 each month

If you want to start a makeup collection of just random products, Boxy Charm is the way to make that happen. 😂😂

Eye Shadow Palette 1 By Real Her $28.00


Boxy Charm must be teamed with Real Her, because they have included at least one product from them for a few months now. This time it is a 9 pan eyeshadow palette.

The one I got is pretty cool toned, there were two other alternatives.


I was a little disappointed in the pigmentation of some of these shadows. I will still have to give them a try on my eyes. 

3 sheet masks by Biobelle Cosmetics $14.97


These sheet masks are sold at Ulta! 

  • #iwokeuplikethis
  • #primer
  • #beautysecret

I have almost bought them more than once. They seem neat.

Diamond Glow Powder by Artist Couture “illuminate” $26.99


I am not the biggest fan of loose powders. They are just messy. I have heard a lot of this specific high lighter on Instagram, so I am still glad to try it.


There is quite a bit of legit glitter in this powder…

Luxie Rose Gold Pro Precision Tapered Face Brush 640 $24.00

 I love getting brushes in my subscriptions, because I hate buying them. 

I really enjoy the quality of Luxie Brushes, this one is going to be great for highlighting. 

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lip Stick “Santa Ana” $19.90


The Ofra liquid lipsticks are fantastic. If I had the money I would by them all. 

This one appears Fushia in the bottle, but dries down more red.


The shade is stunning, I can not wait to use it!

I am pretty happy with this months Box. I am a little iffy about the palette though. 

Would you like to see any of these products reviewed? Comment below! Thank you for reading!

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Boxy Charm May 2017 | Makeup is Art 


*Boxy Charm is a subscription service that cost $21 per month*

This months theme was make is art, so it focused on items, that in my unprofessional opinion, would be useful in a kit.

IBY Beauty Highlight and Contour Kit Retails:$40


The powders in this contour kit are very buttery, and have great pigmentation. They actually seem light enough to work for me, but the contour shade do lean a little warm.


Great pigmentation though, I will keep you all updated.

The Brow Gal Convertible Brow “02” Retails: $35


The Brow Gal is a brand I have tried before and love. (How many people do you think will get mad over the “do your face a favor thing”?😂😂😜) This kit is supposed to be for brown hair but I think I can make it work.


They are actually way more pigmented than I thought they would be, so my expectations for this are high. 

Tenptu Liquid Glow Retails: $29.50


I am just going to start out by saying, I am not the biggest fan of Liquid highlights. They just seem like so much work, and so much can easily go wrong.


This shade is really pretty though, so I think I have to give it a shot.

The Brow Gal Brow Brush $14.00

Crown Brush Round Contour Brush $24.99


Who can’t use a good Brow Brush and spoolie? The bristles seem to be the perfect stiffness.

As for the round Brush. I have never tried one, but I have wanted to really bad. 

Overall, this box was nice. Not my favorite, but I will definitely get use out of everything.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much for stopping by.❤️❤️ 

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Boxy Charm Un-boxing | April 2017

Video here!!

It is that time of year, when everyone jumps on the Coachella band wagon, and Boxy Charm is no exception. This months theme is Boho Glow.


Ofra Rodeo Drive Highlighter $35

Talk about Glow! This highlight is blinding.


Really excited to have it, and I can’t wait to make my cheekbones Pop with it.


Pur Cosmetics Blend Squared $36

I think these sponges feel a bit hard, but who knows, they might work. They are really pretty, very Easter-esque.

Hairgurt Strawberry Banana Shampoo $10

I am in love with the deep conditioner from this line, so I have some really high expectations for the shampoo. It makes your shower smell like a fresh fruit smoothie!!


Cargo lip gloss “Taos” $16

This is going to be an amazing summer gloss.


It’s a nude shade with some shimmer. It has a really nice smell. The formula doesn’t feel too thick or too sticky.


Concealer Palette by Measurable Difference $19.99

I really do not have high hopes for this. I am not sure if it is because the palette doesn’t completely close so it will dry out, the price, or because there are already little bubbles on some of the shades like it is already going bad. I am willing to try it out though, I will let you all know.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed it. Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts comment below! 

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“Urban Rustic” Cranberry Black Out | Naked Cosmetics

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If you saw my March 2017 Boxycharm UN-Boxing, then you have already seen this beautiful trio from Naked Cosmetics.

It costs nearly $40, and contains only these three shades.

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I want to figure out as many ways to use it as possible, to see if maybe an eyeshadow trio, of shades that are not generally wearable, could possibly be worth $40.

This first installment is featuring the stunning cranberry shade.

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* I apologize for the photo quality, just know the shades are mush more vibrant in real life. Stunning look*

  • I started off by priming my eyes with the Urban Decay Primer Potion.
  • I set it with Wet N Wilds “Brulee”.
  • To act as a transition and blending shade I buffed MACS “Cork” into the crease. I am trying to work through my last bits of this shadow. It is NOT cruelty free therefore, I do NOT recommend it.
  • I then covered my entire lid with the cranberry shade.
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  • I then used a warmer brown, I can’t recall the specific one, in the crease to add a little more dimension.
  • I then took the shade “Black out” by Urban Decay and really focused on the outer corner of the eye and a little bit into the crease. Just out the outer edges.
  • After I lined my water and tight lines with a black liner, I smudged out the outer thirds with “Black Out”.
  • I then smudged out the rest with the cranberry shade.
  • I used The Balms Marylou-manizer as my inner corner highlight.

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I really love how the look turned out. The shade is just a vibrant on the eye, as it is in the swatch. But, so far, I am not $40 happy!

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it! Have you tried this trio? What did you think? Comment below!

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XoXo Manda

Boxy Charm Un-Boxing | March 2017

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Update video!

Sorry it is a little late! I am yet again sick, so finding the motivation to do things is hard.

This months Box Charm is themed “Creepy Cute”. I really like this theme, I am  keeping this card, it is too cute to toss! I kind of like that it is something creepy themed, in March. Creepy does not have to live in October people!

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Smash Box Photo Finish Primer $16:

The first thing is this travel size of the Smash Box Photo Finish primer. I like this primer, and have used up full sizes before. I no longer purchase from Smash Box though, so I have not had it in a while. I am for sure going to be using this, unless a friend sees it and decides they want it first. I have plenty of primers by companies with cruelty free parent companies.

Crown Brush SS023 Jumbo Kabuki Fan Brush $18.99

When I first opened the box, I thought I would never use this brush. But, I love it! It works perfect for highlighting and for kicking off bake and extra powder. I have used it almost everyday since I got it.

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Naked Cosmetics Urban Rustic Palette $39.99

I thought Naked Cosmetics only made crazy expensive pigments, apparently they make really expensive trios as well. In all actuality, the quality of these shadows are amazing. I do not see myself wearing them alone, the three together, but I do see myself reaching for this as a little accent palette.

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Ignore my nails please, I am the worst at keeping them maintained.

The shades swatch amazingly, I am very excited to use them!

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RealHer LadyLove Matte Liquid Lip Stick $15

The shade I got is “I Will Succeed”. It is a peachy nude shade, which is stunning. I have a separate post coming up shortly on this product so I am not going to say much. Keep your eyes peeled if you are interested in my thoughts on this and the next product!

RealHer Expert Advice Lip Liner $12.50

I received the shade “I am UN-Stoppable”. It is also a peachy nude, like the liquid lip, but a little darker. As I said above, I am going to have a post coming up soon with this in it, so I will save my thoughts for that!

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That is it for this months box. Way worth the $20ish it costs! What did you get this months? Tried any of these products, what did you think? Comment below!

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