Oops….Another Colour Pop Haul


I have a bad addiction, Colour Pop. I just can’t get enough. Except for the face products and liquid lipsticks, for some reason I just haven’t gotten into those yet.

I purchased 5 shadows:

  • Knight
  • Alchemy (both from the Jamie King colab)
  • So Quiche
  • Nillionaire
  • Vanity Fair (Also from the Jamie King Colab)


I decided to try their brow pencils. I got the one in “Dope Taupe”.

I also purchased two of their new sculpting sticks! I got Releve and Dove.

I am so excited to try this out for you!

what are your Colour Pop must haves?

XoXo Manda

*Win or Waste* Essence all about NUDES palette


Today, or tonight should I say, I bring you a drugstore nudes palette review! It seems like everyone and their grandma is really into nudes palettes, and I know first hand that a nicely priced palette is very tempting. But, not all drugstore, or even high-end products, are worth the money it costs, no matter how much it is. This palette just happens to be $5.49!

I will be reviewing this product with my improved rating scale, to me having very organized thoughts in reviews ( coming from other people) really helps me to make a decision. So, I decided to really get my reviews down to a “science” for all of you!


I am a sucker for packaging and layouts of products. I have no idea why, but it really will cause me to purchase a product, solely on that one aspect. I figure I can’t be the only one!

The packaging is clear plastic, which allows you to see the 8 pans of shadows. Which, I do appreciate it really does make it easier when in a hurry. The plastic is actually pretty thick and seems like it would do pretty well while traveling.

I enjoy the layout if the shadows. I also really like how the shadows and packaging surrounding the shadows almost make a flat surface. This is a bit messy though!

There is 0.33 oz of product, so a little bit more than the Wet n Wild 8 pan palettes to compare.


Obviously, I am going to discuss the senses that apply to this product. In this case touch, so the texture! The shadows feel very soft, I was pretty surprised! If you saw ,my *Makup Declutter Eyeshadow* post, you read that I am not a fan of the Essence single shadows. I just assumed these shadows would feel like crap, but you know what they saw about making assumptions.


Living in an area that is about two hours away from the nearest city it is hard to get a lot of products. I know this is the case for a lot of people. So, ladies and gentlemen I have decided this will help me rate a product. If it is available OFFLINE at more than one store I am giving it the full store, if it is only at one store it will receive .5, only online will get a 0. They reason I am making it this way is because there are a lot of people who don’t trust ordering online, and justifiably so.

Luckily, Essence is sold at most Targets and Ulta stores! I get all of mine at Target.


6252Look at those swatches! Aren’t they pretty!? When applied to the eyes unfortunately it isn’t them same. The shadows do really muddy together. Which maybe because they are SO soft, causing them to be just a little powdery. BUT, if you are someone who doesn’t have a ton of shadows, like the Naked palettes, this would work very nicely with other shadows. That is my favorite way to use it. For reviews sake though, I did a look only using the palette.


I wanted to list what shadows I used where, but they just muddied so badly.


Despite being muddy the shadows will did not move. For this look, no it wasn’t good, but for using it as a companion palette it wears nicely.

Over all:

I give this palette a 4/5 for the palette using it ONLY as palette ( the last to categories added up to one whole point). If you have a lot of shadows, skip it. Buy a Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow or something. But, if you don’t have a nude palette and want something to use with other colors or you are just starting out and want to do one or two shadow looks I would say that it is a nice little palette to try. I mention starting out, because I personally started wearing makeup daily (ish) when I was around 14, and it would have been a cold day in hell if my parents would have spent $50 on an eye shadow palette for me.

I hope you enjoyed my new review system! What are your favorite essence products? What is your favorite drugstore nudes palette?

XoXo Manda


A Cruelty Free Eye ShadowDupe for a Cult Favorite!


As some of you may now, I am trying to convert my entire beauty collection cruelty free. While I have been able to give away and donate ( I only donated and sold un-opened items) most of my non- CF products there were some that I loved way too much to pass along with out finding a dupe.

One of these products being the cult favorite L’oreal Infallible shadow in the shade “Amber Rush”. This product also happens to be a dupe for one of the MAC pigments, I believe in the shade “Tan”. While researching replacement products I stumbled upon a post stating that Colour Pop’s “Amaze” is a good CF dupe for these products. So obviously I ordered it.


I apologize for the shotty packaging on my “Amber Rush” lid. I am really bad about peeling the labels off things, resulting in me having to sharpie on the shade names.

Side by side in the pans they look pretty similar, “Amber Rush” may be a bit more red.


When swatched, you can really see that “Amber Rush ” is a bit more red/orange. The consistency is not the same, but the color is pretty similar. I wouldn’t say that this is a dupe, but it is a good alternative!

What do you think?

XoXO Manda


*Win or Waste* Carli Bybel Palette

I recently hauled the Carli Bybel Palette , and I have finally tried it out! This palette is $14.50 and comes with 14 different shades! This palette has been all over the place, because Carli is another beautiful You Tuber! I have heard a lot of mixed review, if you are interested in what I have to say and a day time plum look I created with this palette, keep reading! Continue reading “*Win or Waste* Carli Bybel Palette”