I finally used some of my sample packets!

I finally got around to using two of my foil sample packets. Ya know, the free sample with your purchase kind of thing?

Let’s see how much a single use sample can really affect my opinion on a product.

Fourth Ray Beauty AM to the PM Gel Cleanser

This gel cleanser is from ColourPop’s sister brand. This is also the first time I have ever tried a Fourth Ray product.

The cleanser has a pleasant scent. It foams up nicely, and did a lovely job at breaking down left over makeup and grime.

Would I purchase? Yes! Once I get through all the face washes I have acquired, I will purchase this one.

Innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask

I enjoy one use mask samples. This mask only has to stay on for ten minuets, then you just wash it off.

There was no over whelming scent. I did notice that the pores around my nose are now a bit clearer.

Would I purchase? No, the Yes to Tomatoes mud mask is the exact same thing, and I think it works better.

That is it for my little sample review

What is a sample you have that you are excited to try?

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Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipsticks | Influenster Vox Box

I recently got another Influenster Vox Box, and I think this is the best yet.

I have wanted to try more Jane Iredale products, so I was super excited to be selected for this box.

I am not the biggest fan of traditional lipstick because I am to lazy to reapply through out the day- but I have been reaching for my Wet N Wild and Burt’s Bee’s ones more recently.

Jane Iredale is Vegan and Cruelty Free.




Above is Joana on my lips.

Natalie, Joanna, Molly.

The packaging

The packaging of these lipsticks is spectacular. They are in a weighted gold bullet, with a magnetic cap. They feel very luxurious.

The formula

The formula is very creamy and comfortable. I would say the shades are rather sheer, besides Natalie.

I wouldn’t not say they are long lasting, they definitely come off when drinking, fade through out the day, and do transfer (Sorry again Coty.) But, I did expect this.

I think these will be lovely for my quick daily looks.

The Triple Luxe Lipsticks retail for $35 and come in 15 shades. I could never see my self spending this much on a lip product, it feels unnecessary.

It hurts spending the money on Kat Von D liquid lips and those are one of my favorite lip product formulas and $15 cheaper!

However, if you want to try a comfy luxury feeling lip stick- pick it up Here!

What is your Favorite bullet lipstick?

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*I was sent the products for review, but all opinions are my own and honest.*

M.Y.O Cosmetic Case | What is it!?

I am forever trying to find the best and most efficient way to transport my makeup while traveling, damn, even the best way to transport it for touch ups.

I hate bulky makeup bags and cleaning up spills, but I live a busy life and don’t always have time to run home after work and before I head to class or out with friends, and I know a ton of you are in the same boat. Ladies and dudes, I may have just found the answer to all of our problems.

The M.Y.O Cosmetic Case!!

The extremely durable hard plastic clutch is made in Canada, by an innovative company led by women ( founded by Suzanne Carter). I am thrilled to be able to help support a women led company, who have developed such a useful product.🖤

The plastic that the case is made of is not only durable, but TSA approved and sustainable! A women led AND environmentally conscious company🖤🖤.

What does it include?

To make the M.Y.O. Cosmetic Cases even more effective for travel, a few helpful features are included.

  • The gray lining you see above is called a Circlet, this is what prevents spills. This part comes in different colors, but unless it’s my makeup or hair I like to stick to gray or black. This piece is made of medical grade material that is hypoallergenic and recyclable.
  • There are also two magnetic plastic pieces called Style Sticks. You can place them on either side of a lip product or mascara, for example, so they don’t roll around. They are made of the same material the Circlet is.
  • The three containers included are called Beauty Pods. They are meant to hold liquid products like skin care and foundation. I find this extremely effective and helpful. They actually hold quite a bit. The pods are made of recyclable, medical grade material and are washable.
  • The last thing included (besides the awesome mirror) is the double ended brush. The brush is for brows and eyeshadow. I have to say it is extremely soft and fantastic quality. Of course, the brush is Cruelty Free!

Here is just a basic idea of how it looks with a few things inside.

It holds around 15 of the ColourPop single shadows or 6 full-size blushes from ofra.

My full thoughts

The M.Y.O Cosmetic Cases retail for $44.79. While that price is a bit steep, I have been getting so much use out of mine that it is unreal. Right now I have it set up for touch ups, but I am going to be taking it to Cancun with me, it’ll fit everything I need for my few days in paradise! I really want to get a second one.

If you travel or live a busy life style, I really believe you will benefit from the M.Y.O case. More than worth its price.

🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 5 out of 5 hearts. Durable, sustainable, and women led.

Have you tried the MYO Case or something similar? Comment below!

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*product was sent for review, all opinions are honest and are all my own!!!!*

E.L.F Haul | It has been a minuet!

I am finally home, and when I arrived home an ELF order I had made was delivered!

It had been quite a bit since I had ordered from ELF, so I decided it was about time to do so. 

I do want to let you know that this post will not include swatches, those are for an upcoming post! 

I love ELF brushes. They are awesome quality, and extremely affordable. I picked up…

  • Fluffy eye blender brush $3
  • Beautifully Bare eye blending brush $3
  • detail Crease Brush $3

I have already used the fluffy brush and it was amazing! 

  • HD Lifting Concealer “Fair” $3

I had used and I believe reviewed this product before. I decided to give it a second try for an upcoming post!

  • ELF Lock on Face Primer $8

On the site this is called “Lock on foundation glue” which is what caught my interest. I mean I have to review something called a foundation glue!! 

ELF Mad for Matte “Summer Breeze” Palette $10

I love the original “Mad for Matte” palette so I needed the others. I like how warm toned this one is. I know there are a lot of people falling out of that trend but I really enjoy it! (Be on the look out for an upcoming post!)

ELF Mad for Matte Palette “Holy Smokes” $10

Like I said, I needed them all! I really like the color selection in this palette. (Again, be on the look out for an up coming post!) Honestly, I want to purchase all the ELF palettes! 

I ALWAYS recommend buying ELF products from their site! They have a fantastic rewards program and always have codes for free sets of products. Right now the code is “datenight”.

The code I used was “Smokey “ it included…

  • Intense ink liner in blackest black $3
  • Eyelid primer in sheer $2

I actually hate this Primer, but my mom loves it, so I gave it to her!

  • Volumizing and Defining Mascara $2
  • Clay eyeshadow palette “Smoked to perfection” $6

That’s $13 worth of free products! I love that! 

That’s it for my ELF Haul! What are your must have ELF products?

What hare you interested in seeing a review on? Comment below!

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Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel | Sample Series

*I can only attest to results from the amount of time that the sample size allowed.”

Price: $52 on Sephora.com


“What it is:

An ultra-hydrating vitamin B5 gel that replenishes nutrients while delivering hydration throughout the day to improve the look of skin texture and tone.

Solutions for:

– Dullness and uneven skin tone

– Dryness

– Uneven skintone

If you want to know more…

B-Hydra™ is a cool glass of water for your thirsty skin. Uniquely formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramide, B-Hydra attracts and holds moisture to the skin, helping skin to look healthy and illuminated. A watermelon rind/apple/lentil complex provides up to 24 hours of continuous skin hydration, and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines while increasing moisture retention. Barberry extract adds soothing properties. Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer soaks in to provide unsurpassed hydration and acts as a free radical scavenger. Drabness, dryness, uneven texture, and fine lines will appear diminished and skin will look brighter and more youthful with every application. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens

– Sulfates

– Phthalates

What else you need to know:

Formulated with molecular size in mind, this lightweight, hard-hitting gel has a pH level of 5.5, and is ideal for all skin types. Drunk Elephant’s formulations are bioavailable or, in other words, able to easily penetrate your skin, without disrupting its balance.

Drunk Elephant only uses clean ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations. They never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on its safety and bio-compatibility. You won’t find silicones, chemical sunscreens, sensitizing dyes, perfumes, or fragrant essential oils of any kind in any of their products, making them appropriate for every skin type. This is Drunk Elephant’s commitment to you.

Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.

This product is vegan and gluten-free. 

Research results:

In an independent consumer testing panel of 50 women age 25 to 55:

– 96% found skin looked healthier and felt nourished

– 94% found skin had a healthy glow 

– 92% found skin looked radiant and no longer appeared drab or dry

– 90% found skin was quenched and visibly brighter

– 86% found skin felt hydrated”


“-Pro-Vitamin B5: Attracts and holds hydration to the skin; helps to improve skin’s barrier function.

-Pineapple Ceramide: Helps boost luminosity and improve the appearance of skin texture and tone.

-Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer: Delivers intense hydration to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote firmness.

-Watermelon Rind/Apple/Lentil Complex: Provides up to 24 hours of skin hydration, improves moisture retention, and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Berberis Vulgaris Root Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cyclodextrin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

My Thoughts:

The gel is clear, thin, and has no discernible scent; which, surprises me a bit after reading the ingredients- a lot of fruit product in it! 

I found the product extremely easy to run in, it was nice. But, I don’t think it is anywhere near worth $52. I have a product the Mel from Mel’s candles makes that gives me the same results and it is only $4.50! Unfortunately, I can not find it on her website. 

I am giving this product 🐘🐘🐘 out of five elephants. It’s a good product, but not worth the price and I will not be purchasing it.

Thank you so much for reading! 

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Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment | Sample Series


*I had this product in a one time use sample, so can not speak for long term use just first impressions.*

GlamGlow is a skin care brand, that became pretty popular, due to instagram and youtube beauty gurus. It consists of a multitude of super expensive masks and mask sets.

The full-size of this specific mask costs $69.

From the site:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A skin care mask designed to visibly clear the complexion.

Solutions for:
– Pores
– Acne and blemishes
– Oiliness

If you want to know more…
The SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment was clinically developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Research results:
In a consumer study on a number of participants, after 1 day:
– 94% felt their skin looked renewed
– 91% saw an improvement in skin clarity
– 94% felt the product gently cleared their skin

After 3 uses over 7 days:
– 98% reported their skin looked renewed
– 97% saw an improvement in skin clarity
– 97% felt the mask gently cleared their skin “

My experience:

I hate the smell. It smells like black licorice, which I really dislike. So that is a big mark off itself sense I have to set around for 15 minuets with it on my face. As time wearing it drug on, my face started to burn. At the time of use my face was severely broken out, so I was hoping that this mask would improve my condition. Preferably with out pain.

10 minuets after washing the mask off my face, I took a look into the mirror. This mask works! The first time! The nasites on my face were sucked dry. I am incredibly impressed. If you can deal with the smell and pain, this mask is 100% worth what is costs.

However, I can not deal with the smell. The pain, whatever beauty is pain, but the sent is too much. It sounds like such a small down fall, but it is sitting there, on your face, for an extended period of time. The scent doesn’t go away either after rinsing off the mask. I just can not do it.

What Glam Glow masks do you like? What scent can you not stand? Comment below! I hope you enjoyed this little sample review, you can find more on Instagram and Snapchat manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Influenster and ELF Vox Box | Un-Boxing


Before I start….I had a few Un-Boxing posts planed for this week. But, my terrible new post man has put all but this one package in the wrong post box. He put it in the lacked post box of an empty apartment. SO, if his mistake is ever corrected, then I may have a few more from other companies coming up! Now, to the box that actually got to me.

If you have ever read my blog before, than you already know I love ELF. Like seriously, love them. They are cruelty free and a ton of their products are vegan. They are also insanely inexpensive! When I was chosen to get this box, there was no way I was going to turn down free ELF products!

The whole idea of it is to introduce new people to ELFs new skin care, but they did throw in two makeup products as well, I think I will start with those!


The first makeup product is something I already love. The Matte Lip Color in the shade “Wine”. I have all of the shades of their matte lip colors, and wear them constantly. Sense I already have this product, I am throwing the one I got in this Vox Box in one of my friends Christmas gifts.


The second makeup product is the Baked Highlight and Bronzer Duo in “Bronzed Glow”.

Guys, their normal baked highlighters disappoint me, bit this one is beautiful! I can not wait to use it and do a full review. This is the duo swatched, dry!

Now to the skin care!


The first skin care type item is one that y’all already know that I am obsessed with. The ELF Lip Exfoliator. In the Vox Box I got the Mint Maniac flavor, which isn’t my top pick, but it will be good to have as a back up when the one I just got runs out!


The next thing is the ELF Mineral Infused Primer. I am like 99% positive this is the first ever primer I ever used. And from memory I really liked it. I am looking forward to trying it out again, especially for y’all. (So sweet.)


The last thing in the box is something I have been wanting to try, but just never purchased. The ELF Hydrating Bubble Mask. This is supposed to work really well and it seems pretty neat. I do not have any other masks that squeeze out the top the way that this one does, kind of cool. I am excited to try this one out.

Want to join Influenster yourself? Sign up, here! It is a fun and easy way to get stuff for free!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What are your thoughts on these products? Comment below! Want more B&T? Check this out! You can also find me on Instagram and Snapchat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

TidBit Post: Zzz Quil Sleep Aid; an Insomniacs Opinion.


If you have yet to become a part of Influenster, I really think you should! Here is a link where you can sign up!

Besides being able to try beauty products for free, you get to also have the chance to sample other types of products. In this case it was the Zzz Quil sleep aid. I have suffered with Insomnia for many years, and I can tell you first hand that it is very difficult to find an aid that helps you fall and stay asleep, but doesn’t turn you into a zombie the next day.

I have had prescriptions for sleep, and never have I tried one I like. On top of them not working, the can become addictive, as with many medications.  I have taken Benedryl on a parental recommendation, but I always feel groggy the next morning.

This Zzz Quil is different. I did fall asleep faster and didn’t wake up through out the night. The next morning I even felt like a normal human being, not dead and half functioning. But, I would not go as far as to say this will be my nightly sleep aid. After using it for an extended period of time, I did notice a lack in its effectiveness. The body just builds up a tolerance I suppose.

I think this is a great product to have on hand for every now and then, I especially think it is great for travel. Sleeping in strange places can be hard, it is nice to have help. I would not say if you suffer from insomnia to stop taking any prescribed medications, rush to the store and buy cases of the stuff. It is a good aid for the occasional restless night, but not the miracle sleep aid Insomniacs wish for.

*I was sent this item for review by Influenster, but all opinions are honest and my own.*

What helps you sleep when you feel restless or in general?

XoXo Manda

5oo Follower GIVEAWAY!


I’m really flabbergasted that I have a little over 500 followers. I honestly thought this wasn’t going to get me anywhere and that no one was going to read. But, I guess I was wrong! Reaching 500 followers has given me the confidence to continue this blog and take other opportunities that I will be discussing in future posts! For now let’s talk this giveaway!

Sense this is thanks to all of y’all, I wanted to give back! One of you will win;

  • 2 Bio Republic sheet masks
  • 1 Freeman Aci berry mask (Which is my personal favorite mask)
  • 3 Farmacy brightening sheet masks
  • 3 Epielle Sheet masks
  • samples of the Josie Marian Liquid Illuminator, the SmashBox Primer Oil, and 3 Bite Beauty Lip masks
  • 1 Full Sized NYX Lip Suede in “Jet Set”
  • Plus a few more surprises!

How to enter:

Follow my instagram: _beautytidbits_blog

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Like and comment done on this post! Along with your all time favorite beauty must have!

The winner will be picked on August 5th through a name generator then you will be contacted and a post will be made sharing your blog, instagram, and all that jazz!

Thank you again so much guys, this literally means the world to me.

XoXo Manda