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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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box | October 2016

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Yay, Vegan Cuts!

I love this box. It is all natural, cruelty free, and vegan, which makes me very happy. Comes with skin care, makeup, and the occasional tool- for only around $22!

This month’s box is fall centered, and like all the other months, has one item that is featured in every box, so let’s start there!

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Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask $64 value:

I have heard some pretty good things about this mask, so I was excited to get it in the box. Especially sense it is so expensive! It is supposed to pull out impurities and add antioxidants, while hydrating the skin. I want to try the Multi-Masking trend, I think this will work well for that.

There is also a coupon code for 20% off your purchase on Palmetto Derma’s site : Mask20

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Juice Beauty Green Apple Body Moisturizer $5 value:

I love this brand, so I am glad to try anything they make. I always need travel sized lotions, so I could never be mad at one, especially coming for my Vegan Cuts box. This is a nice size for a sample, and it works very well! I have already thrown it in my bag and used it a lot. However, I do not smell any green apple, just lemon, but it still smells good, so it is great in my book!

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Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Shampoo $2.59 Value:

I really do not like the smell of peppermint, or any mint, alone. It makes me think of gum and I seriously HATE gum. I have heard that peppermint shampoos are supposed to stimulate the scalp, I may end up giving it a try, but I could have gone with out this.

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Revive Bath & Body Handmade Peppermint, rosemary, and lemon soap sample $2.50 Value:

While I hate peppermint alone, I enjoy it as an accompaniment scent. This is a nice sized sample, and I love the fact that it is hand made. I have really been enjoying using it, probably going to make a purchase and include it in some Christmas and up comping birthday gifts! 80% of their proceeds go to help women who were victims of trafficking learn job skills, which I think is truly amazing.

The All Natural Face Vegan Lip Gloss “Frosted Berries” $4.60 Value:

I have heard a little bit about this brand, but have never tried it. I believe I heard Ashleigh from Green Beauty Bunny mention it, and everything she recommends has been great to me so far. I was really hoping I would receive something from this brand before making a purchase. Now, after wearing the crap out of this beautiful gloss I can safely say I will be making an order! I am so happy I got this and really want more. It is a beautiful fall shade with out having to have an opaque bold lip.

Overall, I am very happy with this box. I could do with out the shampoo, but if I end up not liking it, I am sure my mom or sister in law will so it isn’t a complete lost!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What do you think of this months box? Have you tried any of these brands, how was it? Comment below! Want more B&T? Here is an older post to check out! You can also find me on Instagram and Snap Chat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Boxy Charm October 2016 UN-Boxing!

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Hello Everyone!

From the title you can guess what this post is about! We are going to UN-box my October Boxy Charm! For my Ipsy post this month I included a look using the products, but I decided not to do so with the Boxy Charm products, sense they are full size and it will be easier to give the products their own posts.

Let’s stop blabbing and jump into this box.

This months theme is Boxy Bazaar, which I like. I am really in to the whole oddities and out of the ordinary things that the world has to offer.

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The first item in the box is the Briogeo Rosarco blow dry perfection & heat protectant creme.  I have tried this before and love it. When I saw the full sized bottle in the box I was really glad. I am going to get a ton of use out of this, I might actually start styling my hair more often now that I have this. ($24 value.)

The next thing in the box is stinking awesome!! The Luxie Eye Blender Brush Pack. I love Luxie brushes and wanted to try more so badly. The brushes are amazing quality, and very cute. I really enjoy that these were in the box, especially 3 of them, it is nice that it was a set rather than just a singular brush. ($36 value!)

The next item is a Star Looks Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Piquant”

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This is a super pretty deep mauve/ berry shade. I have worn it a few times and it last quite a while and feels really comfortable. I like blending my Notoriously Morbid Changling Top Coat in “Touch of Magic” in the center of my lower lip, the colors look amazing together. ($19 value.)

Next in the box was the Temptu Shimmer bronzer. This is the only item I am not to excited about right now, but I think I will end up getting in to it in  a few months once it is summer again.

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It looks pretty, but awfully warm. I do not have a Temptu system and I am not one for liquid bronzers. I may end up passing this along once I actually try it. ($29.50 value.)

The last item in the box is really cool. It is the Ipy Beauty “Three’s Company” Trio eye shadow. I had never heard of this brand, so I was excited to see what kind of quality the shadows are.

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Look how pretty and pigmented it is! I can not wait to use this and review it for y’all. Boxy Charm is really killing it with the eye shadows they have been including in their boxes. I do wish it wasn’t neutral, but I can always buy more from this brand if I like it. ($19 value.)

Overall:

I love Boxy Charm and they have delivered another great box. I will get use out of all of it but the bronzer (maybe), so 4/5 isn’t bad, especially when the 4 good items are fantastic!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What did you think of Boxy Charm this month? Have ou tried any of these items, were they good? Comment below! Want more B&T? Read this next! You can also find me on Instagram and Snap Chat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Ipsy Review October 2016!

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Hey guys!!

For this months Ipsy I decided to do more of a review, rather than just an un-bagging. At the end of the post I will include a look that I did with the products I got! I may just continue to do Ipsy this way, we will see!

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The theme for this month is “Black Magic”, and as usual I am going to start by reviewing the bag itself. Holy crap this is my favorite bag ever! Look how cute it is! I have already put it in my purse to carry my “take along” makeup. The bag is made of good quality material and the little zipper is a ghost. It is perfect!

This month my bag contained a pretty good variety of things.

The first thing I pulled out was the Pur-lisse Daily Lip Nourisher W/ Mango and Shea Butter. I used it to prep my lips this morning and it did a great job! I really enjoy mango, so the smell is really nice. I will still purchase the Glossier Balm Dot Com over this, but I will still use this up.

The second thing I pulled out I have yet to have a chance to try, but I am really excited to use it! Adesse Organic Infused Nail Lacquer “Grand Central”

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I reminds me of an oil slick, I think it is going to be perfect for Halloween! The formula does seem thin, so we will have to see how it works out. I am hoping it is as great as I am thinking it will be.

The next product I was really excited to pull out of the bag. I have wanted The Balm Hot Mama! blush for a while, but never purchased it because I wasn’t sure how it would look on my fair skin.

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Spoiler alert, it is beautiful! I also think it is going to look amazing as an eye shadow, I will have to update y’all on that one. I think I am going to wait to purchase the full-size still until I use up some of the blushes I already own. I do love the quality and shade though!

I was a little apprehensive when I pulled out the Ciate London Fierce Flicks liner, but it wasn’t a total fail. It is very black and dries down very matte. It does not budge, at all. But, I am not the biggest fan of felt tip liners, and this one doesn’t have quite a percise enough tip to make the perfect “fierce flick”. But, the little mistakes are an easy fix with a q-tip and makeup remover, and I am willing to have to take the extra step for an eye liner that wears this well.

The last item I got in this months bag was the Tresitque Mini Matte Lip Crayon “Florence Fig”. I have gotten a highlighter from this brand before and loved it, so I was pretty excited to try out a lip stick from them.

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I love this shade! I think it is going to be great for fall and winter when I don’t want to do a full on deep berry lip. It is a comfortable formula and long wearing. I have worn it with and with out a lip liner under it, it wears a decent amount of time alone, but when layered on top of a liner it is extremely long wearing.

Other Products Used:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • Kat Von D Shade and Light eye palette
  • Pacifica Dream Big mascara
  • Hourglass Mood Light Primer (Sample)
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Concealer
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Urban Decay “Booty Call” shadow as a face highlight

Over all I am happy with this bag. It isn’t the best Ipsy bag I have ever gotten as a whole, but I am still really happy with it!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What did you get this month in Ipsy? What do you think of these products? Which format for Ipsy posts do you prefer? Comment below! Want more B&T? Read this next! You can also find me on Instagram and Snap Chat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Vegan Cuts Make-Up Box; Fall 2016.

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Okay, I know what you are thinking, “How many subscription boxes do you get?!” The answer is a ton. But, this one is different. It is a seasonal box! four times a year, a payment of $39.95 is made, and Vegan Cuts sends you a seasonally curated box of awesome vegan beauty products! Sign up here!

Let’s jump it to this fall box, and see if it is worth the $39.95!

BellaPierre Cosmetics HD Makeup Primer $75 Value:

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WOW. $75 is expensive for a primer, I think anyway.

The card says,”Treat dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and enlarged pores with this mineral-infused formula. This primer provides a one-of-a-kind smooth complexion.”

I am expecting this primer to do some amazing things. It better live up to its $75 price tag! I better use this and have the best skin day I ever have had. I will let you know how it goes.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Liquid Lip “Blythe” $24 value:

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First off, I want to start off by apologizing for the quality of this picture. For some reason the actually picture I took for this post got deleted, but not transferred to my computer. So, I  have to improvise.

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from Vegan Cuts. It was a little survey asking which shade I preferred a some of the products that would be in the box. For this product I chose the shade “Blythe” and I got it!

The formula feels very smooth, it smells really yummy, and the shade is perfect for fall! Be on the look out for this in up coming looks!

Au Naturale Organic Creme Eyeshadow “Ivory” $20 value:

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This is another product I got to pick a preferred shade of. I, again, got the shade I asked for! I am not a creme eye shadow type of girl, so I chose the only shade I knew I’d use. Pop it in the inner corner, under my brow bone, maybe do some other highlighting with it. I will let ya see how it goes. It is really creamy and formula, not too pigmented though.

Ofra Cosmetics Illuminating Blush Stripes $35 Value:

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I love Ofra! But, I do not love how expensive it is. Getting it in subscription boxes makes me ecstatic. Especially when it is products that have multiple uses! Highlighter,blush, eye shadow, oh my! ( I am aware that I am not funny.)

Anyway, this product has given me some really neat ideas, that I am excited to share with my favorite people! By that I mean y’all.

Over all:

Besides the creme shadow I am really excited for everything in this box! Vegan cuts has again out done themselves. The over all value of this box is $154! WOW. Be on the look out for updates about these products!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your must have fall item? What did you think about this box? Comment below! Want more B&T? Then read this gem next!

XoXo Manda

Vegan Cuts Make-Up Box Summer 2016

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Hello, Sunshine!!

This is the first ever Vegan Cuts makeup box! They have just started releasing this box quarterly. It is $39.95 each season and is ALL cruelty free and vegan!!! Isn’t that exciting? I think so.

The Products

Pacifica Dream Big Lash Extending 7 in 1 mascara ( $16 Value):I already know that I love this mascara a butt ton. I was really excited when I saw it in the box because it isn’t sold anywhere near me. It has an adjustable wand for length and volume, is a lash serum, and conditions your lashes on top of normal mascara stuff. The packaging is also pretty bomb. It is white, blue, and gold with unicorns! It is really cutesy without being obnoxious, which I think is hard to find.

Juice Beauty Defining Eyeliner “Black” ( $16 Value): This is a brand I have really been wanting to try, but didn’t want to spend the money on it. I NEVER hear it being talked about so I have been pretty iffy about spending that much money on their products. This liner has shea and coco butter,acai and goji berries in its formula so I am expecting it to be very soft. From the swatch I did I am not disappointed.

Your Minerals Eye Shadow “lavendar” ( $21 value): This is the only product I am not excited about. It is very shimmery, not a color I am really in to, and quite honestly not that pigmented. I personally prefer pressed shadows, much quicker.

Hynt Beauty Lip Gloss “Nude” ( $18 value): I really do not think this gloss is nude…at all. You will see why in just a second. The packaging is cute,  and the shade really does look beautiful! Even if it isn’t nude. It fits in pretty well with the whole metallic lip craze going on.

Bonus Item Amalie Beauty Wink Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer ( $40 value): You better believe I will be testing and reviewing this!  It is supposed to enhance and repair your brows and lashes, and God knows I need  both of those!

Color Product Swatches:

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Gloss, Shadow, Liner

I really hope you enjoyed this post! What are your favorite vegan products?

XoXo Manda