Glamour Dolls x LISA FRANK | Collection and Review!

My elementary school obsession has fused with my adult obsession. LISA FRANK MAKEUP!

So far the Lisa Frank and Glamour Dolls collection contains a Blush Brush, a eye crease brush, a Matte Bronzer, and a gold shimmer shadow.

First, can we just address how cute this packaging is? I can’t handle it! I will definitely be keeping the boxes and products themselves on display!

The Brushes $4.99 Each

The brush’s feel soft and sturdy. But, I am going to be real with y’all as usual. I am NEVER using these. They are just to special. It makes me think of my childhood, and I really can’t bare to mess them up.😂

Bitten and Bronzed Matte Bronzer $4.99

I am so glad that the bronzer in this collection is Matte. I am more likely to use it this way.

This bronzer is very pigmented! It isn’t too warm, so I found that I can easily use it to contour. I also enjoy it on the eyes!

This is the best inexpensive bronzer I have ever used. I mean, even the Butter Bronzer is a little pricey considering it comes from a drugstore brand. I hope they keep this formula and shade in their line.

Stargazing Shimmer Shadow $6.99

So far this is the only shadow in their collection. It is the most expensive piece in the collection, and I would say it is too much for a single shadow if it was for the Lisa Frank name and designs being attached to it.

The shade is very pigmented and creamy to the touch. It makes a beautiful lid shade and, when using a fan brush, makes a nice highlighter. It isn’t necessarily a unique shade, I probably have 10000 of the same shade. But, it is in collaboration with Lisa Frank, so I am okay with that. It does its job and well.

The Look

  • For my eyes I used the bronzer in my crease and on my lower lash line.
  • I applied the stargazing shadow all over my lid
  • To deepen up my crease I used a random deep brown.
  • I also used a random light shimmer shade for my inner corner.

  • I used the bronzer to warm my face up and contour.
  • I used the stargazing shadow to highlight!

Over all:

I am in love. It’s Lisa Frank…how could I not be!? The Brushes seem to be nice quality and are going to make an awesome collectors piece. The bronzer blew me out of the water and has become my favorite inexpensive bronzer. I do think the eyeshadow is over priced, their shadows are usually $2.99, but you do get a bit more with stargazing…and it’s Lisa Frank.

You can order it, Here. As of 12/12/17 the “Stargazing” shadow is sold out.

Have you tried the Lisa Frank collection yet? What are your thoughts, will you pick it up? Comment below!

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New Wet N’ Wild Eyeshadows | Looks, comparisons, and review!

I firmly believe that you don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to get good Cruelty Free Makeup. A big reason I believe this is because of the brand Wet N Wild. Their eyeshadows have always been fantastic, their blushes are great, and their lipsticks are amazing. Like all brands they have their duds, but lately they have been blowing it out of the water. On top of that, the Wet N Wild brand is very inexpensive!

When I heard they were reformulating their eyeshadows and releasing new shades, I admittedly got a little too excited. I picked up all of the 10 pan palettes, 2 of the quads, and 3 of the singles. By the way, the prices haven’t changed!

This post a going to be very long, so bare with me, and let’s play with some eyeshadow!

Comparing the old and the new:

“Comfort Zone” $4.99

I am sure you have all heard of the “comfort zone” Palette. It’s a neutral green palette, that contained a few MAC dupes, more specifically I contains a dupe for what I believe is the shade blue green. (I THINK that is the name.)

In the new palette there are two matte shades added, the layout of the shades is different, the blue/green shade is sadly gone, and replaced with a metallic brown/gold.

The new packaging is much sturdier than the old packaging. Hopefully it will be much harder to break and the shadows won’t shatter with the slightest bump. I have had that happened to me a lot with the old formula, because it was so soft. I do want to point out that the price point did not change!

The old palette is the top row, and the new palette is the bottom. The new palette is not as powdery as the shadows in the old one are. They are also more pigmented, the shimmery and metallic shades feel and preform a lot like what typical “metallic” shadows do now. You can definitely tell there was a formula change. Two new shadows were added, making it 10 pan instead of 8. Really, the only way the new palette has disappointed me is by excluding that blue/green shade.

The new palette is on the left eye, the old is on the right. You can tell just by looking at the pictures that the new palette doesn’t clump up as much as the old one did. I think it was due to the excess powder, sense the formula was so soft. The new formula is so much easier to blend!

I stuck with the green side and did pull in other random mattes, since the old palette had no mattes.

Walking on Egg Shells $2.99

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Another favorite of a lot of people is the, what was a trio now a quad, “Walking on Egg Shells”.

There is a new matte shadow added to the palette, other than that there is no shade change!!!

As before the old palette is on top, and the new is on bottom. So far the new formula is consistently more pigmented.

My left eye was done with the new palette, and my right was done with the old. Again, the new formula is much easier to blend!

Ignore my Blush please, I have no idea what I’m the world I did.

Single shades “Brûlée” and “Nutty” $.99

“Brûlée ” and “Nutty” are staple shades. The new “Brûlée ” is much more pigmented, I used it to set my eye Primer and it did a fantastic job at getting rid of the blue veins on my lids. The original “Brûlée ” never did this, it was just a nice way to set the Primer and blur out harsh lines.

The new “Nutty” has a bit more shimmer to it, but I can’t notice that big of a difference.

I also picked up one of the glitters in “Nudecomer”. I wanted to see if it was just a glitter spray over a clear gel. It is not! It is consistent glitter and pigment all the way threw! No, it isn’t as good as a high end glitter would be. But, it is a start…. and only $.99.

As before, the top is the old and the bottom is the new formula. That first shade is the glitter!

I am really impressed with the new formula!!

New palettes

Rosé in the Air $4.99

We are talking about the second palette in the top row.

Rosy and mauve shades are all the rage recently. Obviously Wet N Wild had to jump in on the action.

I really enjoy this Palette! It reminds me a ton of the ABH Modern Renaissance palette. But, it is only $4.99!!

If you have toyed with the idea of getting say the MR palette or the Violet Voss HG palette, but don’t want to shell out the cash for it, I would pick this palette up as soon as you see it!

Not a Basic Peach $4.99

We are now talking about they very first palette. The peach with a pop of blue!

This is the only palette that disappointed me. I love peach with blue, but it’s hard to find a Cruelty Free blue AT the drugstore. I was hoping this Palette would be here to save the day. However, the blue is really lacking in pigmentation. You can build it up and use a setting spray or something to Wet it and make it more vibrant. It is just strange that everything else is so pigmented, then we get this wimpy blue. *look to come *

Nude Awakening $4.99

Now we are talking about the first palette in the second row.

This Palette is cool toned with some pink and a maroon. This Palette is really pretty. Everything in it is constantly pigmented. A great neutral palette, with some essential mattes. If you are a beginner and want to pick up one of these to really get you started with eye shadow, this is the one I would go with. *look to come*

Hooked on Vinyl $2.99

The peach and teal mattes in this quad really caught my attention. For some reason this blues and greens with peach really make me feel some kind of way!

In person you can tell the darker shade is more teal. The mattes are very creamy and pigmented. And that gold. OMG the gold! Feels like a high end metallic when you swatch it. I can not want to use this quad on my eyes! *look to come*.

This collection doesn’t officially release in stores until January, but I was able to find the shadows at my local Walgreens! There is a ton of other products being release as well. Lipsticks, primers, cushion foundation, Wet N Wild is coming out with so much new stuff!

What do you think of the new Wet N Wild shadows? Comment below!

Thank you so much for reading💜

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Cruelty Free Drugstore HAUL | AKA: I shouldn’t go to Walgreens alone.

I had to go to Walgreens to pick up my prescription and noticed that A TON of makeup was on sale (with their rewards card) and I also noticed a new display that wasn’t supposed to be in stores until next month! Keep reading to see all the stuff I decided I “needed”.

Milani Conceal & Perfect “00 Light Natural” $9.99

I have been wanting to try this foundation for ages. I decided to just pick the plunge and pick it up.

Wet N Wild Illumi-naughty Concealer “I-vory” on sale for $2.99

I have had this before and loved it so I decided to pick it up again, can’t beat a $2 discount on a good concealer!

Jordana Fabuliner “Black” $2.99

I love this felt tip liner. It is super inexpensive and very pigmented. I think this will be my fourth tube.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme “Black” $3.99

Another awesome inexpensive Jordana product. My Walgreens is always sold out, so I got it while they had it.

Wet N Wild Mega Slim Skinny Mascara “Black” on sale for $2.99

I was under the impression that this (and the Skinny Liner) were part of the new releases? Oh well, can’t pass up that price tag. *review to come*

Wet N Wild Mega Slim Liner “Black” on sale for $2.99

See above!

Here is the rest of what I got! A ton of new Wet N Wild Shadows!! I got all the new 10 pans, 2 of the new 5 pans and 3 of the new singles! So, be on the look out for posts about them.

I hope you enjoyed my haul, I know I did. What is your favorite Wet N Wild product?

Thank you for reading💜

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Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Pomegranate Peel Off Mask | Skincare Review

I hate Flu season. My head feels like it weighs 100Lbs and my throat feels like I was swallowing needles.

When I get sick I break out, bad. Like, REAL BAD. I thought this was the perfect time to try out the Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Mask.

It retails for $3. It is a translucent pink and has a fruity scent to it, that kind of smelled like alcohol to me as well. I mean, I could smell it. So it had to be strong, but that was only during application, it did dissipate by the time I had the mask completely applied. This mask is CF and Vegan and actually pretty clean for the price!

The benefits of this mask are: (from the Ulta site)

• Pomegranate, rich in Antioxidant Vitamins A and C, helps skin fight free radicals which can lead to signs of aging

• Witch Hazel helps unclog pores and purify skin

• Vitamin E helps soothe delicate skin.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Polysorbate 20, PVP, Sodium Acetate, Methyl Acetate, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Red 4.

My experience:

I found that the mask applied better with my fingers than it did a brush. I tend to use one of those flat foundation brushes to apply masks, just a cheap one.

I think I applied to much product to certain spots, because it took around an hour to completely dry down, not the suggested 20 minuets.

The peeling process was fun, very reminiscent of peeling glue of my hand when I was a kid, but this was beneficial!

After I removed the mask I felt that my skin was tight and very smooth. I also noticed this the next day! It also brought a lot of blemishes I had to a head, showing that it actually was doing something to unclog my pores!

I am very pleasantly surprised with this peel off mask! ☃️☃️☃️☃️☃️ our of 5 snowmen, will repurchase!

You can purchase it, HERE! Remember, the Ulta brand always has a sale going on. Right now it is buy 2 get 2 free!!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite peel off mask? Or Ulta Beauty Mask? Comment below!

Thank you for reading. 💜

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ELF Mad For Matte “Holy Smokes” Palette | Review and Look.

It is no secret that the OG ELF Mad for Matte palette is good, but what about the new addition to the collection?

This $10 palette contains an array of shades from white to black-really everything you need to make a basic Smokey eye.

There is even a Forrest green and a navy blue for different options for your Smokey eye!

The shades included are:

  • A white
  • A light grey
  • A light brown
  • A more warm Brown
  • A medium brown
  • A dark brown
  • A Forrest green
  • A navy blue
  • A deep grey
  • And of course black

The look:

  • I primed my eyes with the Wet N Wild Photo Focus eye Primer. I didn’t have one from ELF, but I wanted to use a drugstore one.
  • I set it with Wet N Wild “Brûlée”
  • I used the light brown as a transition.
  • Then I packed the Forrest Green shade all over my lid.
  • Then I used the warm shade to blend out that shade and to help it fade into my crease.
  • To deepen my crease and outer corner I used the black shade.
  • I then lined my eyes with my KVD Ink liner in “Trooper” and applied the BWC Mascara in “Black” which I am finally almost done with.

  • For my lower lash line I lined with a black ELF pencil.
  • Then I smudged it out with the light brown, then a little bit more with the warm shade.

Over all thoughts:

For $10 this palette is awesome. The shades are pigmented and very easy to blend. The packaging is of nice quality and you get a nicely sized mirror. My only complaint is that there isn’t a Cream shade in it. But, I have 100000 cream colored shadows, so that really isn’t that big of a deal.

You can pick it up for yourself, HERE! Make sure to join their point program, it is actually very nicely set up!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite drugstore Smokey eye palette??

Thank you for reading💕💋

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Declutter with me | Blush Edition.

Y’all, I am going to be 100% real with you. For some reason I have a weird issue with Blush. I hate buying it. But any Blush I am sent or gifted or happen to purchase I can not get rid of! What if I need peach, or neutral, or pink, or mauve!

Anyway, here I am. Trying to narrow down my collection. Soon I start Beauty school (YAY!!!!!) but for now, a normal human being does not need this much Blush.

Fun fact, like all my Blush is drugstore, I find it is just as good as high-end. So, sit tight and see who survives the Blush apocalypse.

Before

I want to mention that the larger ELF palettes and the bronzers on the right side will not be included in this post, they have post of their own.

AND any product you want a review on, let me know! I would love to focus more on Blush. It can really make a huge difference to any look.

Creams

I have a love hate relationship with Cream blushes. They are versatile, but I hate to remember to not put them over powders, and that throws off my application flow.

  • Pur Cosmetics KEEP
  • Bodisafe lip and cheek. I am addicted to this stuff. KEEP
  • Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter. The shade is pretty. But, I haven’t even taken it out of the box….Bye Girl.
  • Thrive Causemetics KEEP. I love this brand and this product.
  • Elate “Love”. I did a review of this ages ago, and I still love it. The brand is great and the product is one of my favorite things.for warmer days. Lips and cheeks with this baby, then some mascara and my brows filled in. DONE full makeup look.

Loose

  • Terry Mere Mineral Blush.

I have only one loose Blush now. I used to have some from indie brands, but I never use them. The only reason I am keeping this one is because it makes a great shadow. It also isn’t overly pigmented, so it is quite easy to use as a Blush. It has a bit of shimmer as well so it helps to knock out the high lighter step.

Pressed Powders

  • MAC- Crisp Whites
  • MAC- Rosy Outlook
  • MAC- Harmony

I hate lying, so I refuse to. I LOVE all three of these blushes. But, MAC tests on animals where required by law, so my precious babies have to go. I have someone special to give these to. I am really going to miss having them in my collection. PULL OUT OF CHINA MAC FOR THE LOVE OF MY MAKEUP ADDICTION PLEASE!!!

This is obviously my Ofra Pro palette. I depotted a ton of Benefit products into it. But, this was my first try and I majorly messed up. The pans are glued to my palette. Because of this I am going to use them up. I do not want to give away the magnetic palette:/.

The circular pan is an Ofra shade that I got in an Ipsy bag. For some reason I didn’t write it down, but I love it.

Anyway, the Benefit pans were from a set, so there is not that much product in each. I actually hit pan on the Hula bronzer the day after I took this picture. 🤷‍♀️

  • Essence Satin Touch- Satin Coral. Thank you Ipsy, I am IN LOVE with this blush. It is perfect for my skin tone.
  • Makeup Geek -XoXo. is my only makeup geek Blush….I have to keep her.
  • Ulta Beauty Nude pink and Fresh Glow. This was a Duo I got for free, but I really love it. The blush is fantastic as is the high light.
  • Jordana- Blushing Rose. I love Jordana and this shade is pretty, but it is pretty dark and I never use it…passing her along.
  • City color Be Matte- Papya. I legit have no clue how I got this blush. But, I love it.
  • Soap and Glory- Apricot Jam. This can be a Blush, a highlight, or a shadow. It’s so pretty and pigmented…I need more shades of this product.

The swatches are in order as they are listed above!! Look at the soap and glory one😍

Milani… I know everyone has heard the praises sung about their blushes, and I have to say… I agree.

  • Luminoso
  • Berry amore
  • Rose D’oro
  • Tea Rose

I am keeping all of them. I frequently use all of them. In fact, I need more of their blushes.

Tarte Amazonian clay blushes are great, we all know this.

  • Paaarty was the Sephora birthday gift for 2017
  • Feisty I just got in an Ipsy bag, and I am really enjoying it!

Wet N’ Wild Color Icon blushes. In my opinion the BEST drug store cruelty free blushes you can get! So in expensive and so fantastic!

  • Rose Champagne
  • Apri-cot in the middle
  • Heather Silk – The first blush I ever used! I have gone through like 4 of these!
  • Berry Shimmer
  • Mellow Wine
  • Princess Daquiries
  • Mai Tai Buy You a Drink

I love every single one of these babies. They are like $3!!!!

ELF contouring blush and bronzers. These hold a special place in my heart. EmilyNoel83 recommended these AGES ago, so I got the one in St.Lucia. Besides Heather Silk it was the only blush I used for years, and the bronzer was my favorite for so long!

  • Turks and Caicos
  • Fiji
  • St. Lucia

I actually use all of these. T&C I use as shadows though.

I didn’t do too well…I only decluttered 5 blushes. 5 was hard enough though! At least I made some progress. Right?

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed the beginning of my Declutter series💜 What is your MUST HAVE Blush?Find me on IG and Snap @manda_janette

ELF Lock on Primer | First Impressions and 8hr Wear Test.

If y’all read my recent ELF haul, if not you can do so Here, then you have seen this product before. You would also know that they have it listed on the ELF site as a foundation glue. Which really sparked my interest!

The product itself appears opalescent when pumped out of the tube. But, does rub down clear after some work. It is extremely tacky and did, in fact, feel like rubbing a thicker glue on my face.

Here is my makeup maybe 30 mins after application, still looking good!

The next few hours we spent the day out shopping and getting dinner. It was chilly out side, but I was hobbling around on crutches, so I got pretty hot.

Four hours after application. Oil is breaking through on my T-zone, but my foundation and concealer itself is still in place. Again, keep in mind I was pretty hot. I went to a few different stores and got somethings do do some up coming posts on!!

Hour 8. I noticed around hour 6 that there was a lot of break down around my nose, on my Cupid’s bow and near my hair line.

By the 8th hour more redness happened to show through on my forehead. I did get a few compliments on my makeup not too longer before We had gotten back in the car and I took this picture. I am guessing by that it didn’t look too bad.

The Primer actually held out pretty well through all my sweating! But, I could definitely feel it on my skin. It stayed tacky all day, it was pretty uncomfortable.

I think this is a good primer if you need to makeup your makeup last through a party or for pictures. But every day…no. It would get so aggravating feeling like there is always a layer of glue on your face!

That being said, I will continue to use it. The Primer continues to stay locked on through sweaty moments like parties, bars, and clubs (St. Louis life can be fun when you are 21!) I may pick it up again.

The comfort ability factor is going to have to take away a point. The fact that it is a bit hard to rub into the skin is also losing it a point.

🐯🐯🐯 out of five tigers.. if you saw Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead then you know why we are using tigers to gauge this product. 😭😭.

If you would like to try out the ELF Lock on Foundation Glue pick it up, Here!

And don’t forget to use the code celebrate for 50% off orders of $30 or more. That can get you a TON on from elf!

Thank you so much for reading! What is your favorite budget Primer?🐯😭🐯

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