Singles Cruise Challenge | I am late to the band wagon

I was browsing the old YouTube and found singles cruise videos. I decided, “hey, you have three drawers of single shadows. Get started on that!”

I took my inner selfs advice and picked one of my drawers and had my little brother pick 5 random numbers between 1 and 31.

He picked; 17, 6,11, 26, and 13.

The numbers he picked ended up making a super cohesive look, with fall vibes.

The first shade is Serious from Urban Decay. It’s a deep gray with some glitter, that looks purple to me. By the way, I got this for $6 at TJMaxx. Look around, don’t spend the $20.

The nest shade is strange and off putting from Notoriously Morbid. This is a made brown that pulls very orange. I would almost just call it terra-cotta. It’s a perfect fall pigment.

I have another really warm brown to work with. NYX Whipped Mocha. I believe my little sister got this in an advent calendar last year, and gave it to me. The formula of this shadow is actually super nice and makes me want to try more from NYX. I actually haven’t used many of their products!

The next shade is the Naked Cosmetics Pigment in Sierra Nevada. This is a pigment I reach for often for my inner corner or to add some glitter all over the lid. I really enjoy the Naked Cosmetics pigments and I am glad that I have gotten some from Ipsy in the past.

The last shade is a beautiful metallic copper from Medusa’s Makeup called Brown Sugar. This pigment is so pretty, and I don’t give it the use it deserves.

The Look

  • I started by priming my kid and setting it as usual.
  • With a fluffy crease brush I buffed Whipped Mocha in my crease and up almost to my brow bone.
  • Take a bit of a fluffy shader I packed Strange and off putting on the our part of my lid.
  • Using the same brush I packed Brown Sugar on the rest of my lid.
  • With a smaller crease brush a used Serious to deepen up my crease.

  • I popped Sierra Nevada on my inner corner.
  • I took an angled liner brush and placed Serious on my lower lash line.
  • I did the exact same step, using the same brush, with Whipped Mocha.
  • With a small fluffy brush I buffed everything out with Strange and Off Putting.

That is the look! I am happy with how it turned out and thought this was a ton of fun. I will definitely be doing more posts like this!

How do you get use of your single shadows? Do you have a single shadow you are in love with?

Thank you for reading 🦇

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Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet | April 2017

Unfortunately, this will be my last Vanishing Cabinet, my budget just wouldn’t allow for me to keep getting all these subscriptions. One had to go. 😭

This months theme is “Sour Ground” and based off of Stephan King’s “Pet Semetary”. 

It came with four pigments, one lip product, and a Sour Punch Straw! 

Resurrection “Sinister Spirits” Lip Shimmer

I have never tried one of their lip shimmers, but it seems to just be a tinted balm. Which, I am all about in the warmer months.

This is it swatched a few times back and forth. It is a pretty berry shade, that smells like grape! 

  • Soil of a mans heart
  • Each buries his own
  • Sometimes dead is better
  • Wanna play with you

There are two mattes and two shimmers, that are going to create a studying coheasive look. I can not wait to play with them.

I am really sad this is my last Vanishing Cabinet for now, because it was great! 

I hope you all enjoyed this VC, thank you for stopping by. What are your favorite products from Notoriously Morbid? Comment below!

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March Vanishing Cabinet Part 2 | The Look.


If you read, this post, then you have already seen these products!

Video mate!!



I have decided to start doing looks each month using all the products that are included in the vanishing cabinet.


As a companion to these shades, the crease and blending shades, I used the ELF Mad for Matte palette.

For primer I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

The liner I used was the Too Faced Sketch Marker in “black. The mascara I used is a sample from Lancome that I am trying to get through.

  • I applied the shade “Great Warrior” all over my lid. I made sure to pat this on and NOT swipe it.
  • On the outer third of my eye, and on the lower lash line, I used “Swamp of Sadness”. I really like how different this shadow looks depending on what other shadows you pair it with. It really is stunning.
  • I blended everything, and transitioned with, the lightest brown shade in the Mad for Matte palette.
  • To deepen my crease I used the warm brown shade from the palette as well.
  • In my inner corner I used the shade “Luck Dragon”. It has a beautiful blue/violet shift.


I am in love with how this look turned out. I am also in love with how “Moon Child” looks on my lips!

I hope you enjoyed this look, thank you for reading! What are your favorites from Notoriously Morbid? Comment below!


XoXo Manda

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet | March 2017


This months Vanishing Cabinet was themed “Apart of the Story”. Which, is based off of the movie and book, “A Never Ending Story”. Let’s get into what’s inside, because if we don’t hop to it, I know I will ramble on about the movie!

Mystic Matte Liquid Lipstick “Moon Child”


I think this shade is going to be really nice for spring. I tend to do brighter eye looks, so a neutral lip is going to really balance everything out. The Notoriously Morbid liquid lipsticks are by far my favorite, by the way.

Shadows “Swamp of Sadness”, “Great Warrior”, “Luck Dragon”


I love all of these shades and can not wait to use them all in looks! Coming up, I have decided to use all the products in this months cabinet for one look, so be on the look out!

Pretty happy with everything this month. I hope you enjoyed and thank you for reading! What is your favorite Indie brand? comment below!

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Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet | Feb 2017


Corresponding Video! More detailed.

Sorry for the late post. I have been so busy, yet unmotivated lately.

This months theme was “make anyone cry today?” It is based off of the movie 10 things I hate about you.

It contains two shadows, a blush, and a highlighter!


I absolutely love this highlight. It has a stunning pink shift, and looks fantastic on. The swatch really does it no justice. It is the shade “I burn, I pine, I perish.”

The blush on the other hand, I do not think is for me. It is very shimmery and orange. I fear it will make me look like a clown, or like I have a really sparkly rash. I think I am going to pass it on to a friend I think it would look nice on, or that just wants it. The shade name is “Tempestuous”.


Sorry fir how shaky the picture is! I just could not hold the camera steady!

The shadows are both purple, which is fine with me! I do feel like a lot of the shadows we get are purple though.

The first one is beautiful. It is a dark purple with a lot of silver glitter. The shade name is, “Just a bratwurst”.

The second shadow is a matte lavender. I have been using it a ton. It is a unique shade! The name of it is, “Too good to be true”.

I hope you liked this short post. Sorry it isn’t the best quality, but I really wanted to get it up for you! What did you think of this months vanishing cabinet?

XoXo Manda