Ciate London Velvet Liquid Lip “Voodoo” | Product Review


It has been quite a while since I have done a post that was an unboxing of some sort. I am slowly starting to get back in my grove, so it seemed right to do a little review.

Lip product sample sizes are of great abundance in my makeup collection, yet they are rarely touched. I figured it was time to try them all and weed out the duds.

we are starting with the Ciate London Liquid Velvet in “Voodoo”.


It is a stunning deep berry shade.


It looks beautiful right after application, but that does change. I could not get a clear picture, but holy cow does it bleed! With in an hour it had bleed terribly outside my lip line. After 3, the dark shade had flaked on to my chin.

It is a brilliant shade, with much less brilliant wear. This one is going to have to be a pass for me. Time to move it out of my collection!

I hope you enjoyed this little post. Thank you so much for reading. Have you tried the Ciate London liquid velvet’s? What did you think? Comment below!

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XoXo Manda

Another Holiday Look |Bold lip with a simple eye. TWO lip options.


The count down week for Christmas had begun. If you are anything like me, than you are trying to figure out how to do your makeup and stuff for the various events that holidays bring. I am here to bring you a little inspiration!

As the title has told you, the look I am going to be talking about today, is a simple eye with two bold lip options. The lip options are drastically different. But, both from Boxy Charm. I thought that was kind of fun. Events like this are a great way to make use of the bold shades that you wouldn’t other wise wear. I wear them whenever, but I know a lot of people do not.

Skin Prep:

  • I used the Skyn Ice Land Glacier Ice Eye Cream. I dispense it on to my finger then I pat it in.
  • For primer and mositurizer I actually used a serum that I have fallen in love with. The Granola Goat Amazing Face Serum. I got this serum in a Vegan Cuts box, and I am 100% buying the full size when I run out. I has really improved my skin, all my dry patches are pretty much gone. It also helps to soothe the itching on my face that dry skin can bring.

The Face Base:

  • For my foundation I used one from L’oreal that I am trying to finish. It is not a brand that I support, so I am not going to really go into it. A good cruelty free alternative though is the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat.
  • To conceal my under eyes and blemishes I used the NYX Dark Circle Concealer. It doesn’t do a fantastic job, but it does last quite a while. You just have to build it up.
  • I set my under eyes with the W3ll People Realist powder. This was in last months Petit Vour, and it is my new must have powder.

Face Emphasis products:


  • UNDER my foundation I decided to do a little contouring. I used the Tarte Sculptor in Park Avenue Princess and the Colour Pop Highlight Stick in Releve. I really like the Tarte sculptor, not so much the Colour Pop sculpting sticks…But, that is another post.
  • For my actual bronzer I used Medusa’s Makeup Sun Kissed Bronzer. I think this is my favorite bronzer. I got it in a Vegan Cuts, and have just used the crap out of it. It gives my fair skin a real nice warm glow, without making me look like I have a bad tan.
  • I used the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid in “opal” in all of the high light spots. Like my cheek bones and the tip on my nose. After that I layered over Opal in the Pressed form, just to really make sure my highlight can be seen across the room.
  • For my blush I used the City Color Be Matte Blush in “Papaya”. I have been using this blush every time I do my makeup lately. It is so pretty, yet still subtle. But, can be built up to have more impact.

The Eyes:


  • I started off by priming my eyes with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. For my eye look, I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, so I thought this was a fitting primer. I set it with the Wet N’ Wild single in “Brulee”.
  • I started off the actual eye look with ” Milk Chocolate” in my crease.
  • I then placed “Marazipan” all over my lid.
  • Then I did a wing with the Ciate Fierce Flicks felt tip liner. I got this in an Ipsy, and I am slowly starting to adore it. It is a very fine tip, so it makes doing a winged liner very goof proof.
  • To deepen up the crease a little, at least the outer edge, I used the shade “Semi Sweet”.
  • After that I used a random liner to line my tight line and a random nude liner to line my lower water line.
  • I used the Tarte Tarteist mascara. I really like this mascara. I hate false lashes, and this mascara gives my lashes a ton of drama.

See, a very very simple eye look!!

Lip Option #1:


Dirty Little Secret Liquid Lipstick in “Phantom”. I think this is the perfect red for the holidays. Another great option would be Bite Beauty Pomegranate lipstick.

Lip Option #2:


Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in “Napa Valley”. I am obsessed. I need all the purple and all the metallic liquid lipsticks I can possibly get. Makes me really want to rock the outlandishly strange colored lips. SO I WILL! #sorrynotsorry

I hope you enjoyed this holiday look. Thank you so much for reading! What is your favorite red lip? What metallic or purple liquid lips do you love? Let’s talk in the comments!


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XoXo Manda

Liquid Lipstick Declutter


Stuff accumulates so fast. Sometimes it is very therapeutic to sift through it and pass stuff along. I have decided to de-clutter (again), and this time I am starting with my liquid lipsticks.

I love liquid lipsticks, It is usually the lip product that I reach for. But, I have noticed I have some that I have never worn, shades I will never wear, and shades that are repeats. Yet, it was still so hard to get rid of any!

I started off with 35, and have decided to (so far) de-clutter 8. Which is more than I thought I would, so progress is progress.


  • NYX Liquid Suede “Life’s a Beach”- I really like this line, but I will never wear this shade.
  • OCC Lip Tar “Strumpet”- I have a few other liquid lipsticks that are this same color and are in packaging I like better. I have never used this, because it is just a hassle.
  • Essence Liquid Lipstick “Beauty Secret”- This is another one that I have a ton of similar shades to. I love this line, but have others that I like much more.
  • Jordana Sweet Matte Lip “Cherry Cobbler”- Repeat shade. I actually have some more higher end liquid lipsticks that are this same shade, and I love them. Felt right to let this one go.
  • NYX Lip Suede “Kitten Heels”- Another repeat shade. Again, I like this line, but of these shades this is my lease favorite.
  • ELF High Shine Liquid Lip “Naked Nude”- I hate these. That’s all I have to say.
  • ELF High Shine Liquid Lip “Red Apple”- Read above…
  • Wet N Wild Metallic Liquid Lipstick “Chrysanthemum’s the word”- Never will I wear this. It is a nice formula and metallic lips a nice, but not the shade for me.

I hope you enjoyed this de-clutter, I will be posting more, probably right after this post! I am on a roll!! What have you de-cluttered lately? Comment below! Find me  on Snapchat and Instagram as manda_janette

XoXo Manda