The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony. *Win or Waste?*

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Hello Interweb!

Ipsy recently had an offer on the Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette, for only $22! It is usually $42 on the Balms website. They do tend to have a lot of sales and discount codes, so it is easy to find it at least a little it discounted.

I have decided to do this Win or Waste a bit differently. I am going to list all of my thoughts on this palette through bullet points. It is an easier way for me to organize my thoughts, sense they don’t always fit into a specific category like I try to make them to.

  • The packaging is adorable. It has a retro looking picture of a man on the front, a small one on the back, and it light and navy blue. I like blue. On the back of the palette is also a little section that looks like a dating profile. Has height, job, etc. It is the kind of thing that I am going to keep displayed.

 

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  • The palette has 9 large pans of matte shadows. The net weight is 0.756 OZ. The shades are all really pretty, I especially love the matte plum and burgundy, I don’t have any others like it!
  • Are the names of the shades not hilarious!? They all have people names!! I really enjoy that, makes me giggle.
  • The shades are all matte, no shimmer or satin at all.

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  • Here are all of the shades swatched in order. They are all very pigmented, but the darker shades do have quite  bit of fall out. The feel buttery to the had and go on the lid nicely. They blend out pretty easily, but if you blend too much the lighter shades just disappear.
  • SO, is it a Win, or is it a Waste? For the $22 I payed, yes it is a win! Buttttt, I wouldn’t buy it full price. The burgundy and plum are different than anything else I own, but the other shades are not.
  • If you want a good matte palette I highly suggest the Kat Von D shade and light eye large palette and the quads. In fact, if I end up getting the quads in “Rust” and “Plum”, I will probably pass this palette on to someone else.  Kind of disappointed, considering one of my favorite Youtuber’s EmilyNoel83 raves about The Balm products quite often. Oh well, when some lose some!!

What are your favorite matte shadows? Have and requests? any Any post ideas? Please, let me know!

XoXo Manda

My Make-up Wish List!

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I see A TON of y’all doing this type of post, which in turn has fueled me to do the same! I am addicted to makeup and beauty shopping. I love reviewing it for my baby (my blog), I love playing with it, and I love using it on other people. So, needless to say I have a ton of stuff I want to get. Let’s just get this started, because there is a ton!

Both of the UD Naked Basics Palettes

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I know I do not need both, but I realllllly like matte neutrals. I use them for my face, my eyes, and my brows. I feel like I just need to own them.

Too Face and Nikki Tutorials The Power of Makeup

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I love Nikkie and I LOVE Too Faced. I have my planner marked and it is marked in my phone for this sets release date. It is so so pretty! I am a sucker for LE stuff. Especially when it has people I look up to involved with it.

Makeup Revolution Neutrals Vs. New-Trails Palette

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I have heard that this is a great alternative for the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. I honestly want both, but for the sake of my sanity I am only thinking about this one.

ABH Moon Child Highlighter Palette

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Mother of Jesus, just look at it. SO different and beautiful. And the name really attracts me for some reason. I need to get my hands on it, ASAP.

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Literally everything from Lunatick Cosmetic Labs. The brand really appeals to me, I want it all so bad!

That’s all for this installment! What is on your wishlist/shopping list?

XoXo Manda

*Ipsy UN-Bagging* July 2016

julyipsyHello Tidbitters! Does that greeting work? I feel like everyone else has a greeting.

I bring you my July Ipsy un-bagging on this fine Saturday. If you are some how not aware Ipsy is a beauty subscription service and gives you 5 products and a makeup bag for $10 each month.

I personally like to start each review with the bag itself.

The Bag

Is this months bag just summer embodied or what!? It is holo, with little beach umbrellas, and the “Ipsy” looks like it is under water! I do not get to go to the beach this year, so any little thing that brings me closer in very welcomed. Besides that, it seems to be very sturdy, which is also very welcomed.

The Products

Luxie 215 Angle liner brush: Cute pink and rose gold brush, I believe from the Luxie Rose Gold Collection. The hairs are crazy soft and it all seems to be made very nicely. I has a nice feel in the hand as well. For some reason mine has an overwhelming smell of paint. Anyone have this issue as well or is it just me? Price: $10

Be Fine food skin care night cream: I do not think I can take anymore moisturizing samples. But, I digress. This product has cocoa, millet, and rice bran ( along with a shit tone of other stuff they didn’t want to put on the front.) It is allergen free, fragrance free, and has vegetarian proteins. It is 1 Fl. Oz. It is actually a really good consistency for the hotter summer nights and is; in fact, fragrance free. I will probably actually get some use out of this. Price: $15.99-$30

The Balm Meet Matte Trimony Single “Matt Kumar”: I am just going to jump in to this and say I love the shadow so much that I bought the palette from Ipsy. It is so creamy and pigmented! Price: $22 on Ipsy as of last night (7/15/16) Normal :$42

Model Launcher Felt Tep Liner “Emerald Isle”: The shade is pretty and pnce it dries ( which is quick) it does not budge. It isn’t as pigmented as I would like it to be, so we will see how much use I get out of it. Price: $13

Trestique mini highlight stick “Maldives Luminescent”: I have literally only seen this brand when Ipsy is involved. I digress. I really like the packaging. It reminds me of a cheaper version of the Marc Jacobs pencil products only it is matte black not a silver. I perfer matte black.The high light itself is beautiful and I have already gotten quite a bit of use out of it. Makes me want to try more of the brand.the sample size is 0.04 Oz. Price: $34 (mother of God)

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**All prices listed are FULL SIZE.**

Overall, I am really happy with this months bag! Ipsy is fantastic and you really do get way WAY more than what you pay for. Each month just seems to get better and better.

What was in your Ipsy bag this month?

XoXo Manda

Small Makeup Haul!

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I recently ordered a few things that I will be doing future reviews and looks with!

Finally, I ordered some Colour Pop Items!

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I am not sure why it took me so long to finally do this! I decided to start off by getting some shadows, since they are after all my favorite makeup product. I ordered the matte blue shadow “Bella Donna Lily” and the metallic “Telepathy”. I also ordered the Where the Light Is quad, Colour pops colab with Kathleen lights! I can’t wait to swatch these and do looks with these items! I also can not wait to order more!!

I also finally made a BH cosmetics order!

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I decided to go with the Carli Bybel and the Shaaanxo palettes. I also got 2 liner brushes #5 and #12. I am pretty excited to use these palettes and tell y’all what I think!

What items should I order next!!?

XoXo Manda

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$1.50 5 pan Matte palettes at Dollar General! * L.A. Colors*

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*sorry for the poor picture quality, I may or may not have broken my camera*

While working, we usually have to stop by Dollar General at least once a day. We use the Skittles candles as “free gifts” to help achieve knock ins. I got in almost every house I knocked this week but 2! #Kirby :p

Anyway….during one of these stops I decided to look at the new makeup items, and was instantly pretty pumped when I saw these palettes! Everyone is trying the matte eye shadow look, but it can be pretty hard to find good quality, inexpensive matte palettes and shadows. That being said, any time I stumble upon matte palettes at the drug store I have to get them, especially if they are only $1.50!! Continue reading “$1.50 5 pan Matte palettes at Dollar General! * L.A. Colors*”