*Ipsy Product Review* Peek Nom Nom Natural Lip Plumping Balm in “Miracle”


I got this item in my most recent Ipsy bag!

Ipsy Info:

Why we love this brand:

“PEEK is all about natural beauty and natural ingredients. Their gluten and cruelty-free products keep you looking picture perfect without harmful additives.”

Why this product is fab:

“This shimmering nude shade adds a subtle sheen while naturally plumping your pout thanks to key ingredients like ginger root, chili pepper extract and lychee extract.”

My thoughts:

Sample size/ aesthetics:

I am pretty pleased with the size of this sample. I have a ton of lip balms so I honestly don’t need large amounts of that product. I am not sure if you can tell, but I made a pretty good dint in the product! I am in love with this packaging. It is so sleek, I also really like that the lid slides off the product. I do wish the bottom wasn’t pink and that it was just all the tin color.

Product itself:

I love this. Point blank, best plumping balm I have ever used. I apply it after exfoliating my lips, and in my eyes I can see a difference! The chili pepper scent is a bit strong within it, but with the other scents it contains, I think it smells great. I also want to point out how great I think this brand is in general, and how happy I am that it is an all natural product. It leaves no color on the lips, so it is fantastic for those natural no makeup days as well!

Would I purchase?

YES! I plan to order this and a few other items!

Get it here for 20% off!!

have you tried this product? What products from Peek do you recommend? What is your favorite lip plumper?

XoXO Manda


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E.L.F Haul!


I just ordered a few things from ELF and I am here to haul my purchases! I haven’t gotten to try any of these products in depth yet, but I will be reviewing a few!

I want to start off with the things that I actually purchased.

E.L.F Daily hydration moisturizer- I got this because the moisturizer I was using started to aggravate my skin. I had heard great things about this one! It’ll be a nice thing to give a try!

E.L.F Acne Fighting Foundation- I got this in the lightest shade they have. I haven’t ever tried an E.L.F foundation, so I decided it would be good to try one that is more full coverage.

E.L.F Aqua Primer Mist- I still have yet to even open this product. I am excited to try it though, I like the concept and this one is such a great price!

ELF Cream Eye Liner in black- I have been wanting to try more gel/cream liners and decided theirs would be a nice one to try.

E.L.F Flat Liner Brush- I needed one for the use of fixing my brows and wings. I like elf brushes, and it isn’t much money out of my pocket if one is a dud.

I also got the Eleventh Gorgeous Pick Lip Kit!!! The youtube gurus Stephanie and Tracy have paired up with ELF to make a kit of their favorite ELF lip products. I saw this and obviously had to get it!


It comes with a Mint Lip Exfoliator, the Lip Plumper/ Primer duo, and 2 matte lip colors in “praline” and “Cranberry”.

I am pretty excited to try everything that I purchased! I love how affordable Elf, how great the product quality usually is, and how sleek it us all packaged!

I also got a few extras put in to my order! I used a code that is now expired.


I am wondering if the Precision Liquid Eyeliner is just their old one in new packaging? Guess I will find out!  I am also pretty interested in the Lip balm in “Nude” and the quad in “smokey”. I really do not think I am going to like the powder in “soft lumminance” Just seems well, dumb..

What are your favorite ELF products?

XoXo Manda

Vegan Cuts Summer Essentials Box Unboxing

vegan cuts

Instead of subscribing, for now, I decided to order their summer essentials box, which is just the April box. I got it for $23 with free shipping! The subscription box is $22.95 p/month with free us shipping. I am going to show ya’ll what came in that box, and what you can be expecting to see reviews on!

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Enfusia Coriander and Rosewood Fiz and Foam Bathbomb:

I can’t say too much about this product before trying it. I can say that what I can tell through the packaging, it smells pretty great! Excited to see if the moisturizing oils that are in it work well. (It is a $2.50 value)

Eco-Lips Lip balm:

The next item is a lip balm, which I am pretty excited about, we all know I love a good lip balm. This item does not contain any bees wax, which I think is great. It is hard to find lip balms without bees wax, that I will actually like. I got the sweet mint flavor. I usually hate mint. It makes me think of people chewing gum, which I can not stand. It is one of my bad OCD triggers, even think of it is making me feel disgusted. BUT lately, I have been loving mint products for my face and lips. It feels so refreshing and knowing that it comes from such good products, I am slowly growing! From what I have experienced with this so far, I love it! We will find out soon my concluded opinion. ($2.50 value!)

CoCoKind Facial Repair Serum:

I haven’t heard anything about this product. I am pretty excited to try it and hope it does well with my very dry skin. It apparently has virgin coconut and avocado oil to help rejuvenate and moisturize skin. Here’s to hoping it works well! (This is a $14 value! Nice!)

Routine. Deodorant:

This will sound weird, but I am so excited for this! I want to get a vegan, natural deodorant so badly, and wanted to try the cream type to see if it will help me with my deodorant needs. I am really enjoying the smell ( Which is not on the sample pod, but hopefully I can figure it out)! I will be reviewing this very soon! ($2 value.)

Goddess Garden Face Sun Screen:

Make-up friendly, organic sun screen made for your face- protect and nourish with this premium blend of coconut oil, green tea, and immortelle flower oil.”

I have a feeling I will love this and use it a lot. Very useful, for all year round really! You always need SPF! ($5 value.)

Joshik Polish:

In the  bottle this shade is a very bright pink. Not really my thing.  I am going to give it a try though to review for you all and test out the brand! I am about to need a lot of nail stuff, hint hint.) ($12 value!)

What vegan beauty products do I need to try?

XoXo Manda


My Lip Routine!

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Sorry that I have been a bit M.I.A lately, life has been busy! On to the post!

I have crazy dry lips, so I kind of obsess over my routine for them. Make note, I do this twice daily! Before I do my makeup and after I wash it all off.

I start by exfoliating my lips. I bounce around between the ones that I have, but my all time favorite, and most repurchased, is the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub. It is $9 and I highly recommend it! I then use one of the 100’s of lip balm type products that I have to moisturize. I have been using my EOS in Honeydew Honey Suckle a lot lately, it is very spring like.

I also thought it would be fun to show you my most reached for lip paring, as of now, as well!

It is Milani’s lip liner in “Spice” and Pacifica’s power of love lipstick in “Nudie Red”. I love these two products. They are a beautiful pairing and feel fantastic on the lips. They also last a pretty long time on the lips, even through eating!

What is your lip routine?!

XoXo Manda

*Ipsy May 2016* Greetings from…


My Ipsy came the same day my Birch Box did. It was pretty nice. This month came with the card as usual, but it can be used as a post card to send back to them with little fill in the blank spots about your vacation. I am probably not going to do this. But, it is a nice gesture. The bag….OMG. I love the print. It is covered with different landmarks from around the world. There are also some elephants, kangaroos, and toucans. I wish it had a zipper instead of just a button, but I will still use this. Probably to carry lady products. Now let’s get in to the products.

INSPR Eye Full Fluff Brush


I love getting tools and brushes in my Ipsy bags. This brush is really soft and will be nice for the crease. I can’t really find anything about it’s cruelty free status so if you know, let me know. The was also a brush in some peoples Ipsy bags from the brand Glamour Dolls and it was decorated with whales, I wish I would have gotten that one just to have.

SmashBox X-Rated Mascara


Not too excited about this. This is not a brand I will use, for reasons I have probably made obvious by now. Even if I still used non-CF brands, I would not be excited about this. I haven’t heard many good things about this product, probably going to give this to my aunt.

Avene Miceller Water and Cleansing Lotion

imay20163 Okay, the Micellar samples are getting out of hand. I can’t find anything on this brands cruelty free status. Just that it was shady. But, I have some many micellar water things now that I am just going to give this to a friend who has been wanting to try one.

Mellow Cosmetics Lipstick in “Electro”

I am so excited about this product. The lipstick feels great and is a beautiful color. It is also from  CF brand, so now that I know a new one, if I like this product, I can order more! It is a matte lipstick, seems super soft, and smells really nice!

Peek Natural Lip Balm “Nom Nom”

Another CF item I am excited to get to try! I love lip balm, I have constant dry lips. This product also smells just like tea and I LOVE some tea! The tin in is in, with a slide off lid, is also very cute.

Overall, this isn’t the best Ipsy bag I have gotten, but there are a few things I am excited to try and review!

What do you think of these products? What did you get?

XoXO Manda