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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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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Pacifica Island Life | Palette Review 

If you read my previous post. My May Ipsy unbagging, then you have seen this little palette already.

The Pacifica Island Life palette contains five shimmer shades, and retails for a price I can not find. However, their similar palettes retail for around $14. If you use the code PACLOVE on Ulta.com you can get Pacifica products for 20% off! 


Shades from left to right:

  • Skinny Dip
  • Coral Sand 
  • Golden 
  • Treasure
  • Sandalwood 

They are all extremely pigmentedand buttery. They are all also shimmery shades, so I would recommend a companion palette for mattes. I used The Balm Meet Matte Trimony palette

The look:


  1. I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer, and set it with the cream shade from the Balm palette
  2. I used the lightest brown from the same palette as my transition shade.
  3. Now into the Pacifica palette! I put Golden all over my lid.
  4. On the outer third of my eye and on my lower lash line I placed Treasure.
  5. To deepen up my outer crease I used Sandalwood.
  6. For my inner corner I decided to go with Coral Sand.
  7. Finally, to high light my Brow bone I used Skinny Dip.


I was very pleased with how my look turned out! I recommend patting all of these shadows onto the eye, instead of sweeping, sense they are all so buttery. You just have to work with them. I personally do prefer some mattes in every look, so this is not an all in one palette for me. But, I do really enjoy having it because it contains stunning neutral shades. 

I really do love the brand Pacifica itself. They are a natural, vegan, cruelty free brand, that is not outrageously priced. They seem to always be on sale at Ulta.

Over all 🌴🌴🌴🌴 not five, because you do have to actually work with them, so it takes a little time. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much for reading! Have you tried any Pacifica eyeshadows? Comment your thoughts below!

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Target Beauty Box |May 2017

*Not a subscription, $7-$10 a month, keep your eyes out for it each month*

I purchased my first Target Beauty Box last month, there were two so I got both. This month there was only one. It cost $10 and came with 8 product samples!


Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner 

These are foil packet samples, which I am fine with! 

Caviar protein complex helps replenish moisture to dry, brittle hair for a mans that’s so soft and smooth. 


Acure Pore Minimizing Red Clay Mask

I have tried this before and loved it, so I am glad to have it again! 

Moroccan red clay draws out impurities while argan stem cells hydrate and tone for a bright complexion.


Nubian Heritage Coconut and Papaya Bath Bombs

Guys, these smell drop dead amazing!

Dream about a tropical getaway while coconut oil and papaya help naturally hydrate and revitalize skin.


Wet n’ Wild Mega Last Liquid Lip 

If you have stuck with my blog a bit, then you know I love this formula. 


This shade is stunning.


Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask

Another mask, but I love doing masks, so I am not complaining.

White Clay helps remove excess oil, while aloe Vera and mineralizing thermal water hydrates and strengthens skin.


Nexxus Vital 8-in-1 Masque 

I like that all the hair care products are from one brand, it’s like getting to try an entire hair system.

Blend of coconut oil, soybean oil and keratin offers intensive treatment to help nourish and improve hair. 


Guess Dare for women

This scent reminds me of the smell of magazine pages that had perfume pages in it. It smells good, but does not mix well with my body chemistry.


Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Polish

I already love this stuff, and I was out of it. Excited to have more with out having to purchase from a brand that I am not 100% positive of their cruelty free stance..

That’s it for this months Target Beauty Box! Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it. I think this months Box was well worth $10, what do you think??

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NMVC April 2017 | Part 2. The look

If you saw my original Vanishing Cabinet post for this month, then you would know it is sadly my last month. If you follow my Instagram @manda_janette.   Then you have already seen the look I did for this months VC. my last VC.

  • Each buries his own
  • Sometimes dead is better 
  • Soil of a mans heart
  • Wanna play with you

Their goal this month was to create a coheasive look, and I think they did a great job. Especially for spring.

  • I started by priming my eyes with the Wet n’ Wild photo Focus eye primer.
  • For my transition shade I used “sometimes dead is better”. I really love this shade, and I have been reaching for it a lot lately.
  • I then put “Soil of a mans heart” all over my lid. It is a stunning pink with gold shimmer.
  • To really deepen everything up I used “Each buries his own” I also used this shade under my eye.
  • As my high light shade in my inner corner I used “Wanna play with me.” It is an almost iridescent pink, that does play off the shades that surround it.

Over all, I think the shadows this month were great. I have yet to use the lip product. I am really going to miss the Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet.

What did you think of this look? Comment below! Thank you so much for reading I hope you enjoyed it. What kind of posts would you like to see comment below!

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Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet | April 2017

Unfortunately, this will be my last Vanishing Cabinet, my budget just wouldn’t allow for me to keep getting all these subscriptions. One had to go. 😭

This months theme is “Sour Ground” and based off of Stephan King’s “Pet Semetary”. 

It came with four pigments, one lip product, and a Sour Punch Straw! 


Resurrection “Sinister Spirits” Lip Shimmer

I have never tried one of their lip shimmers, but it seems to just be a tinted balm. Which, I am all about in the warmer months.


This is it swatched a few times back and forth. It is a pretty berry shade, that smells like grape! 

  • Soil of a mans heart
  • Each buries his own
  • Sometimes dead is better
  • Wanna play with you

There are two mattes and two shimmers, that are going to create a studying coheasive look. I can not wait to play with them.

I am really sad this is my last Vanishing Cabinet for now, because it was great! 

I hope you all enjoyed this VC, thank you for stopping by. What are your favorite products from Notoriously Morbid? Comment below!

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