Target Beauty Box NOV. 2017| Hello Pause Button

What it is: A monthly box of drugstore beauty goodies, that IS NOT a subscription. So keep your eyes peeled for it!

Cost: $5-$10

Novembers’ Box is all about tuning out of the hustle and bustle of the world and relaxing, which is something that is very hard to do during the holiday season.

*this is not a CF Box. Any non-CF products I will be passing on.*

*The card in the box does not contain prices but, does contain a $3 off $15 beauty purchase at target coupon.*

Dove Derma 2-in-1 Ant-dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner

“All in one scalp formula effectively tackles dandruff while renewing scalp and hairs natural moisture.”

Sadly, Dove is not CF. I would have loved to try this product out. I have a really itchy scalp and would have actually gotten a lot of use out of this product. I will be passing it along to someone who will use it.

Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream

“Quickly absorbing Cream is loaded with Shea butter, allantoin and natural oils to relieve dry, cracked hands.”

Now, this is a CF! I’m excited to try a Skinfix product, they have been on my radar for a bit now. As the weather gets colder, my hands get more dry and painful. I am sure this cream will come in handy..

There is no discernible scent, but it feels fantastic.

Missha Snail Hydro-Gel Mask

“Snail mucin and baobab tree extract work to hydrate, heal and soothe the skin while helping to prevent aging.”

I am actually unaware of Misshas’ CF stance, but I am going to take a wild guess and say, NO. 🐌Going to be passing this mask along to my mom.

Tom’s of Maine Coconut Bar Soap

“Triple milled soap formulated to be gentle on skin and help maintain skins natural moisture.”

Not only is this brand CF, but it is pretty clean as well. It is a brand I know and love. I also REALLY love soap, so soap is always welcome.

Maybelline Great Lash mini

“Cult classic mascara features a lash doubling formula and volume increasing brush.”

Even before I went CF, great lash was not one of my favorite mascaras. This little dude is for sure being passed on. But, can we appreciate how cute it is in tiny packaging!?

La Roche-Posay Facial Cleanser

“Hydrating Cream gently cleanses and helps restore skins natural moisture, pH and protective barrier.”

I am not 100% sure if this brand is CF. If it is, I will be trying this cleanser. It seems like it will be really Hydrating and gentle.

That is all for this months Box! Not much I can use, but for the typical non-CF consumer the bargain of the box is worth $7. Not for me though. I am probably skipping the next Target Box.

Have you tried any of these products? Comment below!

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Maybelline Vivid Mattes, We meet again.

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I have previously reviewed this product, The Maybelline Vivid Matte liquid lip colors. I can’t seem to find that post though! Influenster recently sent me two of the shades Rebel Red and Nude Flush, to review and I thought, “why not try them again?” Now, I do not purchase anything that isn’t cruelty free, so just be aware that even if I like this product I will not actually purchase it. Continue reading “Maybelline Vivid Mattes, We meet again.”

April 2016 Beauty Empties

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We all have this really weird fascination with seeing inside each others trash. So, being the enabler that I am, I have decided to start saving my beauty trash and doing this monthly. Let’s see the junk I used up for April. Well, it isn’t ALL junk but some of it is.

Batiste Dry Shampoo $7.99: I did like this product. The bottle is cute and it smells pretty good. But, my unpopular opinion here, I have used better. Cheaper ones have made my hair look better and added more volume. Would I repurchase? Still up in the wind, but not this specific version. I have already purchased a different dry shampoo, and plan to review it because it smells like a tropical paradise.

Almay Get Up and Grow Mascara $6.49:  This is a pretty great mascara. BUT I have decided to start doing something that prevents me from buying Almay. So I will not repurchase this, but probably try to find one a lot like it!

Clearasil Ultra Daily Moisturizer $8.00: I do like this product for fighting acne, but it isn’t that moisturizing. I plan to purchase brands that the companies are a bit more refutable than this. It goes along with the statement I made with the Almay mascara. Not going to repurchase.

EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop $3.29: I love this stuff. I use it every single day while prepping my skin and every night after exfoliating. I am currently using the Honey Suckle Honey Dew flavor, and I am in love with it! I do really like that the Lemon one has 15 SPF in it, so I WILL be repurchasing this.

The sponge is just a cheap one from walmart. I do like it a lot but will probably not repurchase it, I am kind of addicted to the real techniques one right now. But, I do recommend that you see if your local Wal-Mart has this if you are wanting to save some dough.

Maybelline Lash Discovery Water Proof $6.23 I love this product for the bottom lashes. It gets every single one and there is no smudging. But, as stated before, I am starting a new thing when buying products. So, I will not repurchase it but hope to find a similar product.

L’oreal Brow Stylist Definer “Brunette” $8.99: I like this product and have 2 back ups already. After I finish them I will however not be repurchasing, for the same reason as stated before.

Star Looks LUXE long Wear Eye Liner Pen “black” $19.00: I LOVE this. After I finish up a few of the liquid liners I already have I am for sure repurchasing this! It lasts forever on the eyes and it is so easy to use. Speaking of long lasting this pen lasted me since August, and I used it a lot!

The next item is germ-x. This was just a Halloween one from Bath and Body Works. I use germ-x a lot. I always have some on my vanity because I use it before moisturizing my face. Already repurchased a lot of germ-x.

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion in Hibiscus and Apple $19.99: I wish this wasn’t so heavily scented. The fragrance in this product really broke me out. While I will not be repurchasing this specific product I plan on purchasing a lot of Burt’s Bees other products.

What did you use up this month? WHat is your favorite and least favorite product? Let’s talk!

XoXo Manda

Today I thought I’d be a Mermaid. Dramatic Spring/Summer Look!

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Today I decided to do something a little different than I am used to. I do not do many dramatic looks and I hate false lashes. But, I was looking through my collection after work today and saw a really pretty shadow that I had never used. I decided to take a risk and get a little crazy. It isn’t the best, so bare with me!

  • After moisturizing my face I used NYX shadow crayon in “milk” to prime my lids and act as a base.
  • I then reached for my Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette

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  • I used the light gray shade above the black “Lazarus”, as my transition shade in my crease. The black shade “Shax” was used to define my crease and outter V. The white shade “Saleos” I used on my brow bone and inner corner. I then used the deeper gray shade “Liberatus” to soften my crease just a bit. I used the light orange-ish shade “Ludwin” to help blend the sharp lines closer to the inner part of my eye.

Now for the fun part!

  • I grabbed my L’oreal Infallible shadow in the shade “Endless Sea” and put it on the inner two thirds of my lid.
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Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!?

  • For my face I used the same products that I always do, I am really trying to just use them up so I can FINALLY use something new!
  • I did how ever get to use a new liquid liner, The Maybelline Master Precise eye pen in “black”. I also used the skinny liner in “black” to line my water line.
  • I then went back in with the L’oreal shadow to add some color under my lash line.
  • For my lips I used the Maybelline Color Sensational Matte lipstick in the shade “Daringly Nude”

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I love how creamy this lipstick is!

Now for the finished look!

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I also put a little braid in my hair, for an extra mermaidy look!

I really hope you enjoyed my attempt! Would you like more colorful or dramatic looks? Let me know!

XoXo Manda

My Favorite: Drugstore Mattes

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* Only includes items you can find at drugstores, nothing that is drugstore priced, by can only be ordered online*

It may come as a surprise to you, but I love drugstore make-up. Only kidding, it’s almost all I talk about on the safe place of Beauty and TidBits. It used to be near impossible to find matte products at the drugstore, but as the matte make-up trend has taken off, more have popped up. However, it is still a bit hard to find GOOD ones. Well, no worries I am here to help! Continue reading “My Favorite: Drugstore Mattes”