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 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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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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My Too Lazy to do Makeup Makeup Look | FT. Glossier, Tarte, 100% Pure, ETC..

Every now and then I need to make my face look presentable, but I am too lazy to put in much effort. I have been seeing everyone’s minimal product routine, which prompted me to share my latest one!

100% Pure Coffee Bean Under Eye Cream

I got this product from Petit Vour, and fell in love with it. It really does brighten under my eyes and makes me look more awake. This is not a step I am willing to skip!

Ulta Brow Pomade “Soft Brown”

This is a really inexpensive alternative to the ABH brow pomade, that is still cruelty free. It is really pigmented, so the Jar lasts ages. You need the smallest amount to take care of your entire brow. I usually apply mine with the BH Cosmetics 21 brush. It is like $2 and works great.

Glossier Boy Brow “Blonde”

Yes, I still love this stuff. I always use it to set my brows and add a little more volume. Obviously, my brows are a step I am not willing to skimp on. 😂

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint “Light”

This tint covers the unevenness on my face, with out looking blotchy. I prefer to apply it with a foundation brush. You really just need the smallest amount, so the price tag is worth it.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme “Black”

I curl my lashes then use what ever mascara I have open at the time. It currently just happens to be this one from Jordana. It isn’t the best, but it also isn’t the worst. Probably won’t pick it up again though.👌 

Tarte LipSurgence “Wonder”

When I do the minimal makeup, I tend to use a taker or more pigmented color on my lips. It just feels like it draws the focus away from my almost bare skin. One I am really loving lately is the Tarte LipSurgence in “Wonder”. It is a pretty red shade, with a nice minty taste/scent.

And here is how it turns out! Ignore my aggravated expression, it was 6am. 😂😭

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it. What are you favorite minimal makeup products or products to use in a no makeup makeup look? Comment below!

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A Pop of Teal | FT. Colour Pop Cosmetics

I have a ton of the Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows, but I very rarely use them. I wanted to make a point to start, which resulted in this fun look!

I used three of them for this look, and a few of their pressed shadows!

Weenie, Glow, and Flower Shop

  • I primed my eyes with Wet n Wilds Photo Focus eye primer. I set it with CP “Locked and Loaded”.
  • I then used CP “Bel Air” as my crease transition shade.
  • After that I put “Weenie” all over my lid. I love this shade!
  • To deepen everything up a bit I but CP “Top Notch” in my outer corner and outer crease.
  • After that I used “Glow” to really blend everything out and highlight my brow bone.
  • To make my lower lash line Pop I used a light blue liner then went over it with the beautiful shade “Flower Shop”.
  • To make my inner corner Pop I used CP “Take it slow”.

I am really in love with this look.😍

I hope you enjoyed this post thank you for reading!

Should I review the new pressed shadows or do a post of my Colour Pop super shock shadows? Comment below!!

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“Urban Rustic” Orange Look | Naked Cosmetics

This is the second installment in my series where I am trying to figure out how a trio from Naked Cosmetics could possibly be worth $39.99.

This shade is STUNNING and extremely pigmented, even with out a base!

  • I primed my eyes with Urban Decays Primer Potion in Eden. I set it with the almost yellow shade in KVD Shade and Light eye palette.
  • To act as a transition shade, I used the Shade “latinus” in the same palette.
  • Then I deepened my outer corner and crease with the shade “Selas”
  • Now I started to work with the Orange shade from the Urban Rustic palette. I packed it over most of my lid and around my inner corner, dragging it to the very first third of my lower lash line.
  • I then went back in with “Selas” to deepen up what was erased by the orange shade.
  • To blend everything together I used the shade “laetus”.
  • I then did a small wing with black liner, and tight and water lined my eye with a brown pencil liner.
  • To smudge out the lower lash line I used the shade “Lucius”.

Here is the finished look!!

I am really happy with how it turned out.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you for stopping by. What do you think of the look? Comment below!!

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“Urban Rustic” Cranberry Black Out | Naked Cosmetics


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.


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.


* 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.
  • blend blend blend
  • 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.


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

March Vanishing Cabinet Part 2 | The Look.


If you read, this post, then you have already seen these products!

Video mate!!



I have decided to start doing looks each month using all the products that are included in the vanishing cabinet.


As a companion to these shades, the crease and blending shades, I used the ELF Mad for Matte palette.

For primer I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

The liner I used was the Too Faced Sketch Marker in “black. The mascara I used is a sample from Lancome that I am trying to get through.

  • I applied the shade “Great Warrior” all over my lid. I made sure to pat this on and NOT swipe it.
  • On the outer third of my eye, and on the lower lash line, I used “Swamp of Sadness”. I really like how different this shadow looks depending on what other shadows you pair it with. It really is stunning.
  • I blended everything, and transitioned with, the lightest brown shade in the Mad for Matte palette.
  • To deepen my crease I used the warm brown shade from the palette as well.
  • In my inner corner I used the shade “Luck Dragon”. It has a beautiful blue/violet shift.


I am in love with how this look turned out. I am also in love with how “Moon Child” looks on my lips!

I hope you enjoyed this look, thank you for reading! What are your favorites from Notoriously Morbid? Comment below!


XoXo Manda