Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

Thank you for reading 🐍

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SC @manda_janette

Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

Thank you for reading 🐍

Find me on IG @_notan_alien

SC @manda_janette

Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

Thank you for reading 🐍

Find me on IG @_notan_alien

SC @manda_janette

Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

Thank you for reading 🐍

Find me on IG @_notan_alien

SC @manda_janette

Target Beauty Box June 2017 | Hello SunshineΒ 

*not a monthly box, have to catch it when it goes up! This one was priced at $7*

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sunscreen 


It’s summer time, so sunseeen is a must have. I like the Hawaiian tropic brand, everything always smells so good and this Island sport is not exception! 

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray


I have have that is naturally pretty wavy, so I love using Sea Salt spray in my hair! I used to love the Josh Frieda Blonde line, but quite because it is not cruelty free. 

Masque Bar Soothing Sheet Mask


I am with out a doubt addicted t sheet masks. This one is meant to hydrate and smooth skin. Giving you a healthier complexion.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Treatment 


This is a cult favorite product that I have yet to try. Aussie is not cruelty free, but it is something I have always wanted to try. This is a fantastic travel size for a deep conditioner as well.

Schick Hydro Silk Women’s Razor


With the price of those box, you are essentially paying a dollar for this razor… hell yeah! Razors can be super expensive.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish “Island Coral”


This isn’t exactly my color, but you can’t beat a full sized nail polish. I will probably paaa this onto a friend.

NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer “medium”


A NYX Concealer for essentially $1!! 

This one is supposed to be infused with coconut oil, and be water proof! I really hope it is light enough for me. I doubt it though, I am fairly fair. 

That’s it for this months Box, I can’t wait to see what next months holds!

Thank you so much for reading and I really hope you enjoyed this post!

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Target Beauty Box June 2017 | Fathers Day Edition

*not a monthly box, have to catch it when released, this one way $7.*

Father’s Day is coming up, so Target took the opportunity to also offer a men’s box this month. It contains 7 items. That makes everything $1 an item! 


Nivea Men Creme

This is something my SO has tried before and loves. He hates buying stuff like this though, because my grandmother stock piles with coupons and he gets alternatives through that. 

Specifically designed for men, this multipurpose Creme moisturizes without feeling greasy. 

Olivina Men All-in-1 Body Wash

The scent included is Burbon Ceder. I am personally in love with the scent. My SO likes it as well. It is warm and earthy, but not overly masculine. I would use it, honestly! It’s a great travel size as well. 

Schick Hydro 5 Men’s Razor

Razors are expensive. That’s all I have to say. 

Dove Men + Care Elemnets Deodorant 

I think this travel deotorant is larger than the travel Sizes at the store! It is scented with sage a smells great. It claims to protect from odor and sweat for 48 hours. I’m sure he will get use out of this.

Colgate Optic White Radiant Tooth Paste

This is supposed to be a fantastic tooth paste. Who can’t use tooth paste!? 

Everything aside, I have already stole this from him and started using it πŸ˜‚ Swiped!!

Yes to Natural Men Cleansing Wipes

We do a lot of hiking and camping during the summers. I am sure these will ended up used during a trip. I have seen a lot of products like this meant for men lately! 

AXE Adrenaline Cool Charge Body Wash

I think my SO will enjoy this, but I really dislike mint. It is mint and ginger scented. It is a nice travel size though.

This post was a tiny bit different! I hope you enjoyed it, thank you for reading!!

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*Win or Waste* Essence all about NUDES palette

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Today, or tonight should I say, I bring you a drugstore nudes palette review! It seems like everyone and their grandma is really into nudes palettes, and I know first hand that a nicely priced palette is very tempting. But, not all drugstore, or even high-end products, are worth the money it costs, no matter how much it is. This palette just happens to be $5.49!

I will be reviewing this product with my improved rating scale, to me having very organized thoughts in reviews ( coming from other people) really helps me to make a decision. So, I decided to really get my reviews down to a “science” for all of you!

Aesthetics/sizes/durability:

I am a sucker for packaging and layouts of products. I have no idea why, but it really will cause me to purchase a product, solely on that one aspect. I figure I can’t be the only one!

The packaging is clear plastic, which allows you to see the 8 pans of shadows. Which, I do appreciate it really does make it easier when in a hurry. The plastic is actually pretty thick and seems like it would do pretty well while traveling.

I enjoy the layout if the shadows. I also really like how the shadows and packaging surrounding the shadows almost make a flat surface. This is a bit messy though!

There is 0.33 oz of product, so a little bit more than the Wet n Wild 8 pan palettes to compare.

Senses:

Obviously, I am going to discuss the senses that apply to this product. In this case touch, so the texture! The shadows feel very soft, I was pretty surprised! If you saw ,my *Makup Declutter Eyeshadow* post, you read that I am not a fan of the Essence single shadows. I just assumed these shadows would feel like crap, but you know what they saw about making assumptions.

Availability:

Living in an area that is about two hours away from the nearest city it is hard to get a lot of products. I know this is the case for a lot of people. So, ladies and gentlemen I have decided this will help me rate a product. If it is available OFFLINE at more than one store I am giving it the full store, if it is only at one store it will receive .5, only online will get a 0. They reason I am making it this way is because there are a lot of people who don’t trust ordering online, and justifiably so.

Luckily, Essence is sold at most Targets and Ulta stores! I get all of mine at Target.

Application:

6252Look at those swatches! Aren’t they pretty!? When applied to the eyes unfortunately it isn’t them same. The shadows do really muddy together. Which maybe because they are SO soft, causing them to be just a little powdery. BUT, if you are someone who doesn’t have a ton of shadows, like the Naked palettes, this would work very nicely with other shadows. That is my favorite way to use it. For reviews sake though, I did a look only using the palette.

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I wanted to list what shadows I used where, but they just muddied so badly.

Wear:

Despite being muddy the shadows will did not move. For this look, no it wasn’t good, but for using it as a companion palette it wears nicely.

Over all:

I give this palette a 4/5 for the palette using it ONLY as palette ( the last to categories added up to one whole point). If you have a lot of shadows, skip it. Buy a Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow or something. But, if you don’t have a nude palette and want something to use with other colors or you are just starting out and want to do one or two shadow looks I would say that it is a nice little palette to try. I mention starting out, because I personally started wearing makeup daily (ish) when I was around 14, and it would have been a cold day in hell if my parents would have spent $50 on an eye shadow palette for me.

I hope you enjoyed my new review system! What are your favorite essence products? What is your favorite drugstore nudes palette?

XoXo Manda

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Beauty Haul! Ulta/Target

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Last Sunday Josiah and his dad had a boy’s night and went to a Blue’s game, I didn’t get to go (which sucks ) so I went to visit my mom’s (aunts who I am very close to). I was in the St.Louis area, sense that is where my family lives, and I spent the last 5 years of my lives. I can’t go up there and not shop just a bit, so here is a small haul!

Target:

E.L.F Daily Face Cleanser I snagged this product for $5, which is cheaper than it is on the ELF site. I have not tried this item yet, but I will have a full review once I do!

Not Picture** I also got a cute mint colored magazine holder to hold my palettes! I also got some method dish soap! But, that does not pertain to this.

Ulta:

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Gilded Honey”I am so excited to play with and review this for all of you! I do not think this item is cruelty free, but there was only one and I couldn’t pass it up, kind of made me feel shitty. I got it for $26. Once I have used this more I will review it.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette- I finally got the Naked 3 palette, and I am very glad I did! I have come up with a few really pretty looks with this palette already, and having this helped me to get rid of my non-cruelty free rosy shaded shadows! I can’t wait to show ya’ll what I have come up with!

Pssst! Tropical scented Dry Shampoo- I actually have had this product a bit longer than the others. I do not like it. It is way too scented and makes my head itch so badly! What dry shampoo do you recommend?

Bonus sample item!

If you can see the small perfume samples pictured, I received these in the mail. They are the Tom Ford perfumes in Black Orchid and Velvet Orchid! They came in a very cute box! Which I will show off more in the review, because I have re-purposed it!

What items have you gotten recently? Have you tried any of the products I hauled? Any thing I need to pick up? Let’s Talk!

XoXO Manda

Product Spotlight:Boots Botanics Mineral Eye Colous “010 Velvet Green”

I was trying to think of different posts to do, and I thought it would be a nice idea to do looks with and review very specific products. It will force me to really use everything I have, but it is also a nice way to introduce people to new things and maybe even help them find a new holy grail product! Continue reading “Product Spotlight:Boots Botanics Mineral Eye Colous “010 Velvet Green””