8 Recent Beauty Empties

I have been religiously saving my empties. I have found that splitting them up into smaller posts like this works best for me.

Enjoy a view at my trash!

Bath and Body Works Winter Candy Apple Candle

Winter Candy Apple is my favorite B&BW scent. I think I have other back ups of this candle, at least I hope.

RP? I don’t think BBW is cruelty free, I need to do more research on this topic. If it is cruelty free I will always repurchase multiples at a time.

Amika Soul Food Nourishing Mask

I got this sample in an Ipsy bag and I loved it. It smelled amazing and made my hair feel really soft and healthy.

RP? Yes! I have seen this mask at TJMaxx for like $13. So, I will probably pick it up there.

Fortune Cookie Soap Rosy Cheeks Twinkle Tonic

I love FCS. You all know this. These toning pads were great. They smelled very nice and made my skin look more glowy and feel fresh. I do wish that they made it in just a liquid so I could use reusable pads with it.

RP? Not unless they make it as just a liquid toner. I don’t like the waste of the pads.

Holika Holika Aloe Facial Cleansing Foam

This cleanser came from TJMaxx for like $4. It did its job, but didn’t make my skin feel super clean. It also had quite a strong scent for a facial cleanser.

RP? No, I also don’t think it is CF so I probably shouldn’t have gotten it in the first place.

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Anti Pollution detoxifying charcoal bubble sheet mask

I love the regular yes to tomatoes detox mask. It works great for my skin. This one worked well too! However, I just don’t like bubble masks. It’s messy and I actually don’t like how it feels on my face when it bubbles up. Something about it makes me anxious.

RP? No, not this particular sheet mask from yes to.

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

This is a setting spray I really enjoy. I do notice that it makes my makeup last longer, and helps powders to really melt into the skin.

RP? I already have! Plus a back up.

Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Eye Masks

I did not notice any difference in my under eye after using this mask. Some thing in it also made my eyes sting.

RP? No, never.

Essence Make Me Brow

Just like the Ulta version, the Essence make me brow is a good dupe for the Benefit give me brow. I use the shade Blondy Brows. I think I have gone through two or three of this bad boy!

RP? Yes! It’s super inexpensive and works well.

That is it for my empties!

What is your opinion on any of these products?

Thank you for reading 🐰

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BoxyLuxe Un-Boxing | September 2019

Hey guys!

Today I bring you a BoxyLuxe un-boxing! BoxyLuxe is $49 every quarter and contains 7-8 full sized beauty products.

This months theme is “All Access” and it appears that I got version 8.

Violet Voss Essentials Eyeshadow Palette $29

If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I love Violet Voss shadows. In fact, they have one of my favorite shadow formulas.

I really enjoy the color story of these palette. For just a 10 pan palette, I find it very inspiring.

The shadows are pigmented and very easy to blend. This palette is so easy to create beautiful looks with.

Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask $52

This is the only product from the box I will not be using. When I have used sleeping masks in the past, the next day my skin has been extremely broken out. I am a little wary of using them, and do not want to risk it. I do have a family member who will really enjoy this product, so I will be passing it on to her.

Hank & Henry Blickity Black Eye Liner $20

This is the first Hank and Henry product I have tried, and I am happy to finally have the chance.

This liner has a brush tip applicator and it very pigmented. It reminds me a lot of the Kat Von D tattoo liner upon application. After trying the liner some I really enjoy it. I think it may be my new favorite!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Angelo” $22

Stila’s liquid lipstick formula is beautiful. It dries down quickly and is very comfortable to wear. I highly recommend giving the Stay All Day Liquid lipsticks a try if you have not already!

Angelo is a little peachy nude. I think it is very complimentary of my skin tone.

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Palette $45

I have wanted this palette since it came out, but never picked it up. I am super excited to finally own it! The shades are beautiful, and the palette smells like chocolate. The palette is very sturdy with a great mirror, perfect for travel!

Glow Recipe Pineapple C-Bright Serum $49

This is another product that I have had my eye on. The packaging is cute and it smells like dole canned pineapples. The scent does dissipate rather quickly. The serum sunk in to the skin quickly, and actually worked lovely as a primer.

Moda 8 Pc Brush Kit $69.99

In this brush kit you get close to a full face of brushes. They are well made, very soft, and I have yet to notice any shedding with use. However, there is no way I would pay $69.99 for these brushes. That price seems very steep for what is more of a drugstore brush line.

IGK Mistress Hydrating Balm $29

I am all about leave in conditioner. I have thinker frizzy hair, and boy does it need hydration. I am really enjoying this Balm so far. It seems to be helping maintain smoothness in my hair through out the day, and the scent reminds me of a salon.

Above is a look done with all of the products included in this seasons box. Over all I really love everything and I am super happy with the version that I received.

For $49 I got $315.99 worth of product! Needless to say, I highly recommend giving BoxyLuxe a go.

Have you tried BoxyLuxe? What was your favorite item that you received?

Thank you for reading 💙

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6 Recent Empties | Look at my Trash!

I have started saving all my empty beauty products in a bag. That way I can pull someone and review a few at a time.

Yes to Ying Yang Paper Mask

I love Yes To skin care, specifically their detox paper mask . I decided to try a new one this time. This mask is meant to be detoxifying and hydrating. Honestly, it seem just like the detox mask I love and was only $2.50

Would I repurchase? Sure, it’s essentially just the detox mask with a cute design.

Beauty Blender in Black

Look at my nasty sponge. I have been using this for like a year and figured it was time to move on.

What are your favorite alternatives to the original beauty blended? $20 is steep for a sponge, but I have yet to find a replacement.

Repurchase? Unfortunately, yes.

I love Yes To skin care, specifically their detox paper mask . I decided to try a new one this time. This mask is meant to be detoxifying and hydrating. Honestly, it seem just like the detox mask I love and was only $2.50

Would I repurchase? Sure, it’s essentially just the detox mask with a cute design.

Fortune Cookie Soap Rebel Princess Restorative hair Mask

I love this stuff! It smells amazing and works wonders. I actually am currently using another one of their hair masks.

I am hardcore considering resubbing to their box.

Repurchase? I am not sure if I can still get this scent, but I will purchase the product again!

Lush Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly

The product itself is cute and smells great. The scent is long lasting on the skin.

However, I don’t like the whole jelly thing. I thought I would love it, but it just seems like a inconvenience.

Repurchase? No. But, if Lush has the scent in a regular shower gel over the Holidays, I would purchase that.

It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara

This is my favorite mascara! It makes my lashes look fake! I hate wearing false lashes, so this mascara is a great alternative.

Repurchase? Always!!

The Ordinary High Adherence Silicon Primer

I purchased this primer a while ago when it was still being hyped up online.

I was not impressed, as far as living up to the hype goes. However, it is a good primer for the small price tag. I prefer it more than say the ELF or Wet N Wild ones.

Repurchase? No. I have enough primers that I actually love.

Those are a few of the beauty that I finished up recently. What are your thoughts on these products?

Thank you for reading 💕

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BoxyCharm January 2019 |Boxy and Chill

It is time for the first subscription box cycle of the year. 2018 had a really good run, besides my December Ipsy. Let’s see if the boxes will live up to my expectations this year.

Let’s see what is inside my Boxy and Chill box. I think the popcorn on the card looks like faceless bunny heads. Weird.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, repair! Strength and moisture Leave in Mask 2OZ. $16

I have never not loved a Briogeo product. The winter makes my hair really dry and gross so this came at the perfect time. It smells so good too.

Tarte LE Rainforest of the Sea Vol 3 Highlighting EyeShadow Palette $36

I haven’t used many eyeshadows from Tarte, none of their palettes have really drawn me in. The packaging is always cute, but the shade selection never speaks to me.

There is a basic matte nude and 7 shimmers. All are really pigmented.

I would not have bought this my self. But, it is neat to get in a subscription. I can get a lot of highlighting/lid shade use from this palette. Cannot do much else with it.

Star Looks Luxe Long Wear Eye Pencil “Aurora” $19

I opened this and it was broke in the cap. What is left swatches as rough glitter.

Next ❌

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Face Masks (2 Pack) $24

I have to be honest. This is what I’m most excited for. I have wanted to try more from Tatcha and you have to start some where! Lord knows my fluy, crusty skin could use some moisture.

Bite Beauty Lip Stick “Honey Comb” $26

This is a shade I have wanted. But, I can never use these lipsticks up before I think they are bad. They also never have this shade in sample sizes that I have seen.

This is the perfect nude for me. It is a formula I know I already love. I think this will be my new everyday lipstick!

Overall, I don’t hate this box. It isn’t my favorite though. I could do without the broken liner and would have preferred a different palette. But, I am really excited about the masks, hair product and lipstick.

I can’t want to see what 2019 holds for BoxyCharm!

What was in your BoxyCharm?

Thank you for reading ♻️

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Fortune Cookie Soap Oct 2018 | I’m gonna wreck it

It is time for the Fortune Cookie Soap OTM box again.

I have to say, I was surprised that the theme wasn’t a scary movie. But, Wreck It Ralph is a cute movie. I guess some people will enjoy the comic relief the movie brings during spooky season.

The Glitch Cuticle Butter $9.99

I never use cuticle stuff. I really need to though. I just feel like lotion does the same thing. Maybe I will make it a point to use this one.

Stay Sweet Milk Shake $8.99

As I have said before. I don’t have a bath tub. This milkshake almost looks like cakefetti mix!

It is supposed to smell like strawberries. My little sister is really going to like this.

Bad-Anon Hydrate Me $10.99

Scented with wild berries and cedar wood.

This is essentially the most convenient in shower lotion. I love in shower lotions.

The hydrate me smells amazing.

I’m Bad and That’s Good Perfume Oil $16

Scented with pomegranate and whipped caramel marshmallow.

The combination sounds strange, but it smells fantastic. I really enjoy the FCS perfume oils. They last for such a long time and have a noticeable fragrance.

Regenerate Body Wash $4.99

Scented with butter mint and caramel.

I can’t really detect a scent on this one.

It is just a travel size though, so it isn’t that big of a deal. Either Coty or I will end up using it.

Sugar Rush Solid Sugar Scrub $12.99

Scented with lemonade and bubblegum.

Boy can you smell it! Especially when you smell them individually.

I have never used a solid sugar scrub, I do have one from FCS already. I will need to bust them out soon.

Lalalaffy Taffy Laundry Detergent $9.99

Scented with orange cream salt water taffy.

I am way too excited about this new product than I should be. It smells great and I always can use laundry soap.

As always, I am happy with this box. I really look forward to it every month.

What is your favorite body care brand?

Thank you for reading 🎃

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Fortune Cookie Soap OTM | Ryder Forever

I finally got a new phone! So hopefully my pictures won’t look like absolute trash anymore.

Anyway…

I love Fortune Cookie Soap. Every month they have themed boxes, usually movie themed which I also love, that you can subscribe to. I believe it is like $28 a month.

The products are usually limited collection previews, and the products are for the most part full sized. Super cool.

September’s box theme is “Rydell Forever”, so Grease. I LOVE musicals almost as much as scary movies. Fun fact, I did chorus/ show choir for like 4 or five years. Most of middle school and some of High School. Only quitting because we moved states and I refused to be a part of anything at my new school.

Back to the point, smell good stuff!

“You’re the one that I want” Microdermabrasion Scrub $14.99

I love microdermabrasion scrubs. I have a lot of scaring on my face. I pick any number on my skin as a nervous habit. THE WORST. So, these scrubs are my best friend.

This one is scented lightly with sandal wood and apple. It does smell nice.

“Pink Ladies” Wax Tarts $4.99

scented with chamomile, wild lily, pink jasmine, and pineapple nectar.

These hearts smell amazing! I want to save them for spring though sense they have such a lovely floral scent. I may even include them in Christmas gifts to friends.

“T-Birds” Shower Steamer $3.99

Fun fact number two for this post. I don’t have a bath tub, just a stand up shower, so shower steamers are the closest I can get to a bath bomb. Needless to say I lohove them.

This one is scented with redwood, saffron, persimmon purée, and a touch of peach. I love peach.

“Tell me about it…Stud” Dry Oil $12.99

I don’t think I have ever used a dry oil. Apparently they are like a perfumed frizz spray for hair or can be used like a spray on lotion for the body.

Scented with cranberry, mandarin, plumeria, orange and a “sexy” musk.. it does smell amazing.

“Summer Lovin'” Aloe me Whipped Cream $7.99

Instead of their original whipped body cream, they have been sending it mixed with aloe gel. I can’t even explain how nice it feels on my legs!!! I have insanely bad eczema all over my legs. It itches and burns and sucks. This formula cools them down and soothes them.

This one is scented with beach sands, lemon zests, and banana.

“Greased Lightning” Hemp Seed Leave-in Conditioner $12.99

My frizz ball hair loves leave in conditioner. I just ran out of the Fortune Cookie Soap Argon Oil hair serum thing I was using, so this came at the perfect time.

Scented with bergamot (yaaasss), clycamen, and woody undertones.

Sandra Dee” Shower Smoothie $15.99

I cannot wait to use this, it smells so so good! My mom keeps trying to weasel it away from me. Sorry Janet!

Scented with Cotton Candy ( Que the pretty blue color) white raspberry, sparkling champagne, berries, and a touch of cypress.

That is it for this months box! Way worth the price to me, I love this brand so much!! It is creative, clean, and everything smells and works great.

Would you like to see more on any of these products?

Thank you for reading ❤️

Find me one IG and SC @manda_janette

Fortune Cookie Soap OTM | Rydell Forever

I finally got a new phone! So hopefully my pictures won’t look like absolute trash anymore.

Anyway…

I love Fortune Cookie Soap. Every month they have themed boxes, usually movie themed which I also love, that you can subscribe to. I believe it is like $28 a month.

The products are usually limited collection previews, and the products are for the most part full sized. Super cool.

September’s box theme is “Rydell Forever”, so Grease. I LOVE musicals almost as much as scary movies. Fun fact, I did chorus/ show choir for like 4 or five years. Most of middle school and some of High School. Only quitting because we moved states and I refused to be a part of anything at my new school.

Back to the point, smell good stuff!

“You’re the one that I want” Microdermabrasion Scrub $14.99

I love microdermabrasion scrubs. I have a lot of scaring on my face. I pick any number on my skin as a nervous habit. THE WORST. So, these scrubs are my best friend.

This one is scented lightly with sandal wood and apple. It does smell nice.

“Pink Ladies” Wax Tarts $4.99

scented with chamomile, wild lily, pink jasmine, and pineapple nectar.

These hearts smell amazing! I want to save them for spring though sense they have such a lovely floral scent. I may even include them in Christmas gifts to friends.

“T-Birds” Shower Steamer $3.99

Fun fact number two for this post. I don’t have a bath tub, just a stand up shower, so shower steamers are the closest I can get to a bath bomb. Needless to say I lohove them.

This one is scented with redwood, saffron, persimmon purée, and a touch of peach. I love peach.

“Tell me about it…Stud” Dry Oil $12.99

I don’t think I have ever used a dry oil. Apparently they are like a perfumed frizz spray for hair or can be used like a spray on lotion for the body.

Scented with cranberry, mandarin, plumeria, orange and a “sexy” musk.. it does smell amazing.

“Summer Lovin'” Aloe me Whipped Cream $7.99

Instead of their original whipped body cream, they have been sending it mixed with aloe gel. I can’t even explain how nice it feels on my legs!!! I have insanely bad eczema all over my legs. It itches and burns and sucks. This formula cools them down and soothes them.

This one is scented with beach sands, lemon zests, and banana.

“Greased Lightning” Hemp Seed Leave-in Conditioner $12.99

My frizz ball hair loves leave in conditioner. I just ran out of the Fortune Cookie Soap Argon Oil hair serum thing I was using, so this came at the perfect time.

Scented with bergamot (yaaasss), clycamen, and woody undertones.

Sandra Dee” Shower Smoothie $15.99

I cannot wait to use this, it smells so so good! My mom keeps trying to weasel it away from me. Sorry Janet!

Scented with Cotton Candy ( Que the pretty blue color) white raspberry, sparkling champagne, berries, and a touch of cypress.

That is it for this months box! Way worth the price to me, I love this brand so much!! It is creative, clean, and everything smells and works great.

Would you like to see more on any of these products?

Thank you for reading ❤️

Find me one IG and SC @manda_janette