My Favorite: Drugstore Mattes


* Only includes items you can find at drugstores, nothing that is drugstore priced, by can only be ordered online*

It may come as a surprise to you, but I love drugstore make-up. Only kidding, it’s almost all I talk about on the safe place of Beauty and TidBits. It used to be near impossible to find matte products at the drugstore, but as the matte make-up trend has taken off, more have popped up. However, it is still a bit hard to find GOOD ones. Well, no worries I am here to help! Continue reading “My Favorite: Drugstore Mattes”

<3 The Liebster Award <3

liebster.jpgI got nominated for the Liebster Award by the oh so fantastic shybeautyblogger! It really means a lot to me, thank you so much <3.

  1. Are you an introvert or extrovert?

I am very much an introvert. I have a pretty bad anxiety disorder, so I tend to stay to myself.

2. What is your dream car?

I actually do not have a specific one. But, some type of larger vehicle I could fit a lot of dogs in!

3.Favorite perfume?

Either Elizabeth and James Nirvanna Black or Lady GaGa Fame.

4.Do you wear your heart on your sleeve?

I use to, but as I got older that changed. I am just a really guarded person.

5. Is there such thing as too much make-up?

Heck to the no! There will never be enough make-up.

6. If you could buy only one type of make-up for the rest of your life what would it be?

Probably mascara. You can turn it in to liner, get light shades and lightly do your brows, and who doesn’t want long lashes 24/7?

7. What kind of hair straightener do you use?

I have been using the same Chi one for years. I do not use heat much on my hair, so tools like that last long with me.

8. What type of camera do you use for your blog?

I either use a Cannon Digital Rebel XTi or my phone camera. I am going to purchase a new camera soon. Any suggestions?

9. Why did the chicken cross the road?

He got stuck to a tire.

10. What is your go to make-up look.

Soft contour, flushed cheeks, bold brows, neutral lids with winged black liner, lashes with lots of volume, and a brick red lip!

I nominate:

Holly from Lipstick and Love Handles

Kelsey Dawn from Words with Kelsey Dawn

Donna from affordable gorgeous

Check out all of their amazing blogs!

The questions:

  1. All time favorite make-up product?
  2. Make-up sin you commit? (i.e. going to bed with makeup on)
  3. Favorite skincare product?
  4. What is your favorite show to binge watch?
  5. What was your dream job when you were little?
  6. What is your all time favorite food?
  7. What is your preferred shampoo and conditioner?
  8. What is a cause that means a lot to you?
  9. How old were you when you first wore make-up?
  10. What was the 1st make-up product you ever used?



the Rules:
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
(Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post)
-Nominate up to 10 new bloggers
-Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked you
-Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog
-Create 10 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominate…

Thank you so much, again! I hope you all enjoyed being able to learn a bit more about me. I can not wait to watch my blog grow, and to grow closer with my fellow bloggers!

xoxo Manda



Making it Wearable: Spring Trend 2016- Blue Eye Liner

I will be the first to say that I very rarely follow trends. I sort of just do what I like, but sense I have become more aware of the fashion world around me I have been crazy interested in make-up trends. Someone decided that blue eyeliner was going to be a thing for this spring, so I decided to test it out. My goal was to make it easier to do, a bit more wearable, and provide you with a great drugstore option, because I am sorry but I am not spending close to $15+ on a blue liner. Continue reading “Making it Wearable: Spring Trend 2016- Blue Eye Liner”

Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks: Event summary and Small Haul!

I had a fantastic time at the lake! I got to spend some one on one time with my mom, my dad loved his surprise party, and I got to spend a lot of time with my aunts and uncles.

Other than my dad’s party, we went to a boat show which was pretty neat, took our new boat out on the water for the first time, and I did a little shopping!


My younger brothers and I! The outfit I am wearing In this picture I hauled while down there. Rue 21 actually has some pretty cute clothes!


My parents, brothers, and I. The location my dad’s party was at had some fantastic food. They also had some pretty amazing mixed drinks. If you are ever in the Osage Beach area, I highly suggest you go to Hero’s Bar and Grill. Continue reading “Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks: Event summary and Small Haul!”

Questions about Cosmetic Company Outlets.

While at the lake my mother and I stumbled upon a CCO. I was pumped. I had no idea it was there, and I had never previously been to one! But, while inside my OCD kicked in. I freaked myself out thinking that the products would be old and harmful to me, sense some of the lines being sold there were extremely old. My question is, is it safe to use these products if they are unopened? Do they expire?

I really appreciate they help <3.

I did purchase one product, which will be in a haul that is soon to come, so stayed tuned!

XoXo Manda

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My Favorite Lazy Girl Hair Hack + Bonus Lazy FOTD

Most of the time I hate messing with my hair. It just takes too much time and ends up greasy anyway. So, resulting from that is the following hair hack that I use almost everyday. There are a ton of pictures on my blog with my hair in this hack, and it really has helped the lazy girl in me to become even more lazy. Which isn’t always bad right?

I grab the top layers of my hair and put them in a high pony tail, leaving the bottom layer down, except for its front pieces. I also pull these up into the pony tail to make it look more blended. The results in your hair looking longer, and it takes like 2 seconds, which is always great!

Now for the bonus lazy FOTD:


My goal on days like this is to use as little product as possible.

For my foundation I used the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse.

My Concealer is the Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer

My Powder is the Maybelline Fit Me Pressed powder in translucent.

I used the Wet n Wild Brow pencil for brunettes and set them with vaseline

For my blush, highlight, bronzer, and eye shadow I used the Physians Formula  Warm Nude shimmer brick thing. ( Inside it it says nude glam)

I used a new mascara for the 1st time for this look Lash Princess False Lash Effect by Essence. ( review coming soon)

On my lips is the NYX High Voltage lipstick in Flutter kiss

It took me like 10 mins total to get ready. If you are wondering why I decided to be so lazy today, it is because I am going to be driving for a few hours, leaving at 9pm. My goal was to be comfortable, but not look like a complete mess when I arrive at my destination. ( I wrote this on a different  day than it is posted, because I at least made an attempt to plan ahead!)

What are your favorite hair hacks? What are your favorite makeup products to use on a lazy makeup day? I am dying to find out!

XoXo Manda

What Make-Up is Travaling with Me? + The Make-Up Bags I Use to Travel



I want to start by talking about the bag itself! If you have read my first few post than you will remember this bag. It is a NYX make-up bag that I got with a set of NYX make-up at Ulta. This is my favorite bag to travel with because it’s clear so I can see all my products easier, and it is plastic which makes it much easier to clean! Continue reading “What Make-Up is Travaling with Me? + The Make-Up Bags I Use to Travel”