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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Influenster #DormLife VoxBox | What’s Inside

I absolutely love Influenster. Even if their app is acting up right now, and I can’t complete my tasks. Has anyone else had this issue?

Anyway, I love seeing what they send out in their boxes. Which you get by reviewing products and being chosen to do simple tasks. 

This specific box came out to a total of $31.41, and it was 100% free!! It also contains products I will actually use, super fly Influenster, super fly. 

Alba Botanical Acnedote Face & Body Scrub $10.45 retail value


This is a product I have tried in the past. I am doing a desperate post on it, so I won’t say much. But I will say, I was really pumped when I saw the full size in the box!

Tampax Pocket Pearl $6.99 for 36 pack


I will not get personal use out of these. My birth control has made it to where I do have periods. BUT, I always keep feminine hygiene products in my bag, just Incase there happens to be another lady in need. I have a little kit in an Ipsy bag, these are compact so they are discreet and won’t take up much room! 

Not Your Mothers Natural Dry Shampoo $8.99 retail value


Dry shampoo!! I go through so much dry shampoo, and I really love trying new ones. I have eczema on my scalp, so the fact that this dry shampoo is unscented gives me high hopes. I will update y’all!! The dry shampoo didn’t even have attached tasks to complete, so it’s like a little extra. 

Sinful Colors Polish and Transforming Top Coat $1.99 


The red shade is meant to be the Transforming top coat. Apparently it is different with each use. I have not had good experiences with this brand in the past, so we will see. I may show my home done mani on my Snapchat manda_janette

Sour Punch Bites $1.99 Value


Free candy! What more can I say!? I love Sour Punch Straws, this little treat is right up my alley! 

Balance Cookie Dough $1.00 Value

I wanted to love this, but it was just too bitter for me, sadly. I would like to try their other flavors though. 

That’s it guys! What did you think? Have you received any Vox Boxes? Leave your feed back below!

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My recent beauty empties AKA: The ones that did not get thrown away while I was moving

Hello everyone!

We are going to start this post, with a picture of a delicious raspberry margarita I had today. It is one of my favorite drinks, and empties posts are one of my favorite posts. It seemed fitting.

As my title explains, these are the products that made it through my move a little over a month ago, plus what I continued to use up, up until now. 

In shower products:


Now that I no longer have a significant other #singleswag, I can buy whatever products I want. So I am working even harder on weeding out any products that are not completely cruelty free. It feels good to not be wasting money, and to really be moving these products out of my stash. 

Dove gentle exfoliating soap bar: I always wash my face with a bar soap after I use micellar water, and before cleansing. My grandmother stock piles these. I believe I have a few more left, but I have found a great alternative for my face, in the Nubian Heritage Exfoliating Facial Bar (I believe it is called).

Tresemme moisture rich shampoo and conditioner minis: I have no idea how I even came to own these. Nothing too awesome. Wouldn’t purchase again even if I liked it.

Bath and Body Works Cherry Blossom body wash: I really need help. Is BBW cruelty free?! So far I am thinking it is not. I love this scent and how soft the body wash makes my skin.

Olay Ultra Moisture with Shea Butter body wash mini: I am 99% positive I got this in a pinch me Box ages ago. Did not like the scent. Apparently this is the soap my mother actually buys though. In case you were wondering a different perspective.

Tuscan Hills Vanilla Almond body wash: There was no scent to this. Did nothing for my skin. Pretty sure this came in a Christmas gift set.

Clean and Clear Moring Burst face wash mini: Even if clean and clear was cruelty free I wouldn’t buy this. I didn’t like the little beads in it. Nor did I like the scent. I did nothing to improve my skin.

Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo: UGH, how I wish herbal essence was cruelty free. So many great scents, and I find that their products actually work. I had used this Shampoo all through out high school. (Which was only four years ago!) Still a bit nostalgic though.

Random beauty products 


Biobelle #primer sheet mask: I have a review for this if you are interested. It was the post before this one. Little hint, I love it!

Dermalogica Daily Microdermabrasion mini: I love this powdery stuff! It actually felt like it removed all the dead skin! Why does the full size have to be so expensive?

Burts Bees Facial Cleansinf Towelettes travel pack: I think these also came from pinchme? I love them. I have purchased them before, may again.

Batista Tropical dry shampoo: I think all the fragrance in this was really bad for my scalp eczema. I do love the original though! 

Hygiene products:


Schmidt’s Rose Vanilla Deodorant: I love this stuff and will be buying it again. 10/10 recommended by me!

Dove men’s mineral sage Deodorant: This was actually sent to my ex to try. But I needed Deodorant so I took it instead. It was nice when I was in need. 

BBW hand sanitizer in peppermint candy cane:  I really dislike this scent, but I had it so I wanted to use it up.

Home fragrance:


Mainstays Cranberry Mandarin candle: My all time favorite scent. I always have back ups of it. It’s a beautiful, fruity scent. And I love it all year round. 

BBW wall flower bergamot waters: I really enjoy this scent. If BBW was CF I would totally purchase it again.

Makeup


Wet n’ Wild Photofocus Concealer: I believe I said in my initial review that this was not my favorite Concealer. That initial opinion still stands. Probably will not purchase against 

Smash Box Photo Finish eye Primer “light”: this was a sample (obviously). I hated it. It seemed like it made my lids crease more. Would not spend the money on it.

Anastasia Brow Wiz “taupe”: I kept the packing for my new one, because my finished one got tossed. But, I will gladly continue to pay the $20ish on this product. It’s the only way I can make my brows look decent!

Alright y’all that’s it for tonight! Thank you so much for reading. What have you used up recently? 

What is a produc you think I must try? Which subscription service should I bring back? PLEASE 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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June 2017 Beauty empties! 

I swear I am trying to get better on posting again! 

I have just been having a hard time with stuff lately ( though it has sparked the idea for a video series.) So, any type of creativity I have has been stifled lately. 

In the mean time….check out my empties video! Here!!!!!!!
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Target Beauty Box June 2017 | Hello Sunshine 

*not a monthly box, have to catch it when it goes up! This one was priced at $7*

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sunscreen 


It’s summer time, so sunseeen is a must have. I like the Hawaiian tropic brand, everything always smells so good and this Island sport is not exception! 

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray


I have have that is naturally pretty wavy, so I love using Sea Salt spray in my hair! I used to love the Josh Frieda Blonde line, but quite because it is not cruelty free. 

Masque Bar Soothing Sheet Mask


I am with out a doubt addicted t sheet masks. This one is meant to hydrate and smooth skin. Giving you a healthier complexion.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Treatment 


This is a cult favorite product that I have yet to try. Aussie is not cruelty free, but it is something I have always wanted to try. This is a fantastic travel size for a deep conditioner as well.

Schick Hydro Silk Women’s Razor


With the price of those box, you are essentially paying a dollar for this razor… hell yeah! Razors can be super expensive.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish “Island Coral”


This isn’t exactly my color, but you can’t beat a full sized nail polish. I will probably paaa this onto a friend.

NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer “medium”


A NYX Concealer for essentially $1!! 

This one is supposed to be infused with coconut oil, and be water proof! I really hope it is light enough for me. I doubt it though, I am fairly fair. 

That’s it for this months Box, I can’t wait to see what next months holds!

Thank you so much for reading and I really hope you enjoyed this post!

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Target Beauty Box June 2017 | Fathers Day Edition

*not a monthly box, have to catch it when released, this one way $7.*

Father’s Day is coming up, so Target took the opportunity to also offer a men’s box this month. It contains 7 items. That makes everything $1 an item! 


Nivea Men Creme

This is something my SO has tried before and loves. He hates buying stuff like this though, because my grandmother stock piles with coupons and he gets alternatives through that. 

Specifically designed for men, this multipurpose Creme moisturizes without feeling greasy. 

Olivina Men All-in-1 Body Wash

The scent included is Burbon Ceder. I am personally in love with the scent. My SO likes it as well. It is warm and earthy, but not overly masculine. I would use it, honestly! It’s a great travel size as well. 

Schick Hydro 5 Men’s Razor

Razors are expensive. That’s all I have to say. 

Dove Men + Care Elemnets Deodorant 

I think this travel deotorant is larger than the travel Sizes at the store! It is scented with sage a smells great. It claims to protect from odor and sweat for 48 hours. I’m sure he will get use out of this.

Colgate Optic White Radiant Tooth Paste

This is supposed to be a fantastic tooth paste. Who can’t use tooth paste!? 

Everything aside, I have already stole this from him and started using it 😂 Swiped!!

Yes to Natural Men Cleansing Wipes

We do a lot of hiking and camping during the summers. I am sure these will ended up used during a trip. I have seen a lot of products like this meant for men lately! 

AXE Adrenaline Cool Charge Body Wash

I think my SO will enjoy this, but I really dislike mint. It is mint and ginger scented. It is a nice travel size though.

This post was a tiny bit different! I hope you enjoyed it, thank you for reading!!

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