How I Do #GlossierPink!


Hello Loveys!

I have raved in past posts about the brand Glossier, I was encouraged to try my hand at the #GlossierPink post! I have actually been working on this post for quite a while, but any time it was almost ready something happened that required all of my attention. So, with great enthusiasm, here is how I do #GlossierPink!

After much thought,  I decided that I will be showing y’all a couple of my favorite pink toned products, and a look using them at the end! My wardrobe is filled with gray and black, which leaves me with the ability to really experiment with the shades I use for makeup, nails, and so on. Pink just happens to be an accent color that I really enjoy using.

Let’s start off with nails…


Wet n’ Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel “Pinky Swear.

This polish is a stunning light pink. If I am wearing any polish on my toes it is more often than not this little lady. Though it truly isn’t 1 step like the name states, it requires multiple coats, the shade is pretty enough for me to over look that little faux-pas.At only $4.99, you really can’t go wrong.



Milani Rose Powder Blush “Romantic Rose”

This blush has gotten a ton of attention in the beauty community, and it is easy to see why. It is pigmented, but not too pigmented that it makes you look like a clown, affordable, and the product in the pan is in the shape of a rose! Too stinking cute!

gp3If I am in a hurry or having a hard time deciding what blush to use, this gem of the drugstore is my go to. The best part is it is only $8.99!



Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked High-lighter “Radiant”

The photo really isn’t doing this high-lighters pinky tone any justice. It looks beautiful on the face and eyes, even as a lip high-light!

gp5All the high-lighters in this collection are AH-mazing, and only $6!

Lip Color:


Glossier Generation G Matte Lip Color “Like”

If you want a matte lip color that doesn’t make your lips feel like concrete, then this line is 100% for you. The packaging is slim so it is easy to travel with. This product is also seriously moisturizing. Glossier’s first concern is skin care, and this product really does get that point across. You can get your hands on it as well for $18 on their website.



Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon’s Palette

This palette is a serious life saver. It has great crease shades for my skin tone, as well as some great brow bone highlights. But, that is for another post, right now we are focusing on the 3 beautiful pink shades that this palette contains.


L to R “Sprinkles”, “Cotton Candy”, and “Totally Fetch”

I really love using the two lighter shades on the lid and “Sprinkles” makes a gorgeous inner corner highlight. Believe it or not I enjoy using “Totally Fetch” to define my inner corner and on my lower lash line. I actually used it to do a hot pink cut crease in the past, talk about a pop of color!

The palette itself is also a pretty light pink shade with hearts popping out of it. I have used it as sort of a Valentines decoration before, and I totally plan to do so again.

The Look:


I am going to start off with talking you through the eye portion of this look, sense when I actually did the look this is where I started.

  • I primed my eyes with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance and set it with my face powder.
  • I started off the actual eye look with the shade “Mocha” in the crease as my transition shade.
  • I then dipped into “Cotton Candy” and applied it all over my lid.
  • Using “Totally Fetch” I defined my outer v and my crease.
  • However, I wanted a little more definition. I decided to go in with the shade “Bordeaux:”, which is a stunning burgundy and define my crease and lower lash line just a bit more.
  • I popped “Sprinkles” into my inner corner, and used it to highlight my brow bone.
  • I threw on a wing and some mascara and called it a job well done.


  • For my brows I used my ELF brow pencil and my Glossier boy brow, here is my post where I talk about it in-depth.
  • I used my Too Faced Hang Over RX primer to prime all over my face, especially in my T-Zone.
  • To conceal blemishes and under my eyes I used the Glossier Stretch Concealer “light”.
  • Instead of a heavy-duty foundation I used the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint “light”. I wanted to let my skin breath. This is the only type of skin tint I use, and don’t ever see myself breaking my loyalty to it.
  • I set the face with my ELF translucent pressed powder.
  • To highlight I used the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlight “Radiant”. I used it on my cheek bones, my nose, and mu cupid’s bow.
  • For my blush I used my Milani Powder blush in “Romantic Rose”. I tried to get the bulk of the product on the apples of my cheeks, then dusted it back towards my ear.
  • To bronze and to a slight contour I used the Medusa’s Makeup Bronzer “Sun Kissed”. I really like the luminous glow this bronzer gives the skin.
  • I then sprayed the Glossier Soothing Facial Mist liberally all over my face to really help the powders melt into my skin.
  • Lastly I used the Glossier Generation- G lip color “Like”, to give my lips a quick and healthy flush of a nudey pink.

After seeing all these products in action I am reminded of how much I love each and every one!

There you have it, how a not so girly girl does #GlossierPink. I highly recommend you check out Glossier’s products for yourself, which you can do here! They are great products that are also great for you, what else could you ever ask for?

I really hope that you enjoyed this post and that it helped you find some fantastic products! What is your favorite Glossier product? Let me know in the comments! Want more B&T? here is another post for you to check out!

XoXo Manda

Back to School Makeup Easy AND Inexpensive


Hello internet!

Today I am coming at you with an easy back to school makeup look, that is ALL drugstore! By drugstore I do not mean brands that are inexpensive that you can only get online. I mean products that I could literally pick up right this second from my local drugstore if I needed it. Some of the products I used for this look are products I have been using since I was old enough to wear makeup. I have seen a few people do this recently so I decided to throw it in with a back to school look.

  • I started off by priming my face. I used the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer. I started using this primer when Hard Candy came to Wal-Marts near me, when I was in High School. It is a primer I still reach for. It is really inexpensive and does make makeup last longer. It is a light formula, so I have never noticed that it clogs my pores.
  • I then skipped to my eye brows, sense I usually have to clean them up with a concealer. I decided to use the Physicians Formula Brow duo. It comes with a pencil, brow bone high light, and a gel that is supposed to help nourish your brows.I have the lightest shade. I am not really into this type of pencil format. But, it is my favorite pencil in this format, if you get what I mean. I used the lightest brow shade in the ELF Mad for Matte palette to fill my brows in. I used my NYX beyond coverage pot concealer to clean them up. And to conceal my face. Physician’s Formula is a more expensive drugstore brand, and no I didn’t use it when I was younger.

  • I used the NYX Stay Matte But not Flat foundation in the shade Ivory.
  • I set my face with the ELF pressed translucent powder.
  • To contour and bronze I used the bronzer shade in the ELF “Fiji-Matte “duo. I use to use the non matte version and I used to be in love with it! I think it is “St. Lucia”, which I decided not to use today. I also used the blush in the duo. I love this little duo, it is so blendable and pigmented. This duo is $3!
  • To highlight I used the top 2 shades in the ELF Illuminate Palette. I love this little palette, I keep it out on my vanity sense I reach for it on the daily…it ‘s only $6!!


  • For my eyes I primed with the Jordana 12 hr wear pencil in “Continuous Almond”. Jordan is another great brand, that has some essentials that I reach for daily still, even over their higher end counter parts.
  • I set my eyes with the lightest shade in the ElF Mad for Matte palette. This is a $10 palette that I think everyone needs to have! I used the 3rd shade in this palette in my crease.
  • For the rest of my eye look I used the classic Wet n’ Wild Walking on Egg Shells trio. This little guy is fricking amazing. It is crazy pigmented and only like $3!! I used the lid shade on my lid, crease shade on my outer “V” and to deepen the crease. I used the brow bone shade on my brow bone and inner corner. Another eye shadow palette I think everyone needs.
  • I used the ELF Gel Liner in Black to do a wing and such. You can obviously skip this step, but I chose not to. This is not my favorite gel liner, not going to lie…I do not recommend it.
  • For my mascara i used the Essence Lash Princess. This is one of my favorite mascaras!! It is fantastic!! Go get it it is under $5!



  • For my lips I lined with Milani “Spice” and also used their lip stick in “Teddy Bare”. You could obviously opt for a gloss or something that needs less maintenance for school, something I wish I would have done back in the day.


Thank you so much for reading! I hope that you enjoyed this look! What are your favorite drugstore products for back to school?

XoXo Manda

My Lip Routine!

lip routine

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

My Favorite: Drugstore Mattes


* 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”

Tartlet Tease: A springy look!


( the shades left to right: top; whisper, crush, heartbreaker
Bottom; wink, first kiss, bff)
I really haven’t had much experience with Tarte eye shadows. I do love many of their other products. So, I decided to try just a few of the shadows instead of buying a huge palette. I actually love this little palette. The shadows are pigmented, long wearing, and very easy to work with. I decided to seize this opportunity to play with a product new to my collection, and come up with a some what spring themed look. Continue reading “Tartlet Tease: A springy look!”