April 2016 Beauty Empties

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We all have this really weird fascination with seeing inside each others trash. So, being the enabler that I am, I have decided to start saving my beauty trash and doing this monthly. Let’s see the junk I used up for April. Well, it isn’t ALL junk but some of it is.

Batiste Dry Shampoo $7.99: I did like this product. The bottle is cute and it smells pretty good. But, my unpopular opinion here, I have used better. Cheaper ones have made my hair look better and added more volume. Would I repurchase? Still up in the wind, but not this specific version. I have already purchased a different dry shampoo, and plan to review it because it smells like a tropical paradise.

Almay Get Up and Grow Mascara $6.49:  This is a pretty great mascara. BUT I have decided to start doing something that prevents me from buying Almay. So I will not repurchase this, but probably try to find one a lot like it!

Clearasil Ultra Daily Moisturizer $8.00: I do like this product for fighting acne, but it isn’t that moisturizing. I plan to purchase brands that the companies are a bit more refutable than this. It goes along with the statement I made with the Almay mascara. Not going to repurchase.

EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop $3.29: I love this stuff. I use it every single day while prepping my skin and every night after exfoliating. I am currently using the Honey Suckle Honey Dew flavor, and I am in love with it! I do really like that the Lemon one has 15 SPF in it, so I WILL be repurchasing this.

The sponge is just a cheap one from walmart. I do like it a lot but will probably not repurchase it, I am kind of addicted to the real techniques one right now. But, I do recommend that you see if your local Wal-Mart has this if you are wanting to save some dough.

Maybelline Lash Discovery Water Proof $6.23 I love this product for the bottom lashes. It gets every single one and there is no smudging. But, as stated before, I am starting a new thing when buying products. So, I will not repurchase it but hope to find a similar product.

L’oreal Brow Stylist Definer “Brunette” $8.99: I like this product and have 2 back ups already. After I finish them I will however not be repurchasing, for the same reason as stated before.

Star Looks LUXE long Wear Eye Liner Pen “black” $19.00: I LOVE this. After I finish up a few of the liquid liners I already have I am for sure repurchasing this! It lasts forever on the eyes and it is so easy to use. Speaking of long lasting this pen lasted me since August, and I used it a lot!

The next item is germ-x. This was just a Halloween one from Bath and Body Works. I use germ-x a lot. I always have some on my vanity because I use it before moisturizing my face. Already repurchased a lot of germ-x.

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion in Hibiscus and Apple $19.99: I wish this wasn’t so heavily scented. The fragrance in this product really broke me out. While I will not be repurchasing this specific product I plan on purchasing a lot of Burt’s Bees other products.

What did you use up this month? WHat is your favorite and least favorite product? Let’s talk!

XoXo Manda

* FOTD *featuring the Lorac Pro Matte Palette!

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I am really bad about not using the products I have. So, I have decided to start using a different palette everyday! I decided to start with on of my favorites!!

I used bare as my transition shade, corduroy in my crease, and pink mauve on the lid. I tried to get the lighting better so it was easier to see, but alas I failed.

Other products used:

  • smashbox pro oil primer
  • maybelline better skin foundation
  • coty airspun setting powder
  • L’oreal brow designer and plumper
  • Covergirl lash blast plumpify
  • Almay get up and gro mascara
  • Maybelline lash discovery mascara
  • Essence fine point liquid liner
  • Essence sun club bronzer in light
  • Essence gotta glow high lighter
  • NYX HD blush in Amber
  • Maybelline Nude Nuance lipstick.

 

Want more looks? Different kinds? Any requests? Let me know!!

XoXo Manda

Almay Butter Kiss Lipsticks

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A new “butter lipstick” has hit the drug store shelves. There is a pretty impressive variety of shades and there is an organization system to help people pick shades best suited to their skin tone.

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I usually don’t go for the “butter lipsticks” because if I am going to wear lipstick, I want pigmentation. But, I actually love these. They all give your lips a different shade of your lips but better and are so insanely moisturizing. My mother, who is inn her late 40’s absolutely love these as well, so they really do cater to a wider age range.

If you spot these guys, pick them up!

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Manda