*Tid Bit Post* Life Update!

I thought I would do a little life update just to keep everyone informed with why I will be MIA for a little bit. We are moving Tuesday! So, it may take a bit to get our internet setup around working and such. I do have a ton of pre-written post scheduled to go up, so be on the look out for them!

I also would like to know what you all want to see! I am in a creative rut and really need some help! What products do you want reviewed? What types of looks do you want to see? What do you want to know? LET ME KNOW!

I have also almost finished collecting products for a giveaway, the details of which will be coming up in July!

XoXO Manda



The Happiness Tag!

I got tagged by my friend Kaylin to do this tag! Check out her blog!  She is fantastic! ❤


All you have to do is list:

5 Things that make you happy

5 Songs that make you happy

5 Bloggers to complete this tag

5 Things that make me happy:

  1. First and most of all, my little boy <3. His name is Parker Miles. I gave him up for adoption when he was born, he was adopted by family friends who can not have children of their own. I am still very much involved in his life and he is still aware tha I am his mother. I am very blessed to have his adopted parents in my life <3.


2. Another thing that makes me happy is my fiance Josiah! I have known him since I was 16, and we have been together for a little over a year now. He is truly my best friend, and I appreciate everything he does for me. ❤


us This is my favorite picture. It is so candid and so sweet.

3. I am done being all cheesy and sweet. The fact that Norman Reedus is a human being that graces this earth makes me happy. I mean sweet Jesus that man is beautiful.

Check out my instagram, @mrs_daryldixon_

4. Makeup makes me happy. Obviously. It is so beautiful and there are some many different products and shades. When I put it on myself and other people I feel like I am an artist. It just makes me happy.

5. Writing makes me happy. I have been writing for a very long time. I have been published in newspapers and similar platforms, have won awards, and have had articles up on some websites under a pseudonym I use to use Being able to write this blog a write everyday gives me a sense of purpose that I missed more than I could have ever imagined that I would.

5 Songs that make me happy

  1. More than a Woman by the Bee Gees. It makes me want to dance, I heard it once on my way to a football game when I was a cheerleader and ever since then it just makes me super excited.
  2. God Made Girls by a girl whose name I can’t remember. The first time I heard it was on the way back from my doctors appointment when I found out the sex of Parker. My doctor thought he was a girl. I cried the 1st time I heard it, now it makes me giggle.
  3. Lordes cover of Everybody Wants to Rule the world. I am not a fan of the Hunger Game movies or books, but I really REALLY like this song.
  4. Amanda by Boston. This is the song I am named after. I have had at least 5 guys play it for me thinking they were being cute and original. It makes me laugh, sometimes I sing it to myself when I am sad.
  5. The Fame on Fire cover of Hello. I do not really like Adelel’s version. And I know this song is supposed to be sad. BUT, I was diagnosed with chronic depression when I was around 15. Sometimes, when I get in one of my very bad episodes I will almost feel numb. ( If anyone is interested in learning more about all of that please let me know!) I will listen to this song when this happens, and actually feel something, sometimes just knowing I am not a completely void emotionless person is enough to save me from myself.

5 bloggers

The good eyebrow

The Prep The Punk The Posh (ALL of you <3)

glitz ‘n’ horror


sydney reneeee

Check out all of their blogs, they are all so great!

XoXo Manda




25 facts about me! *Tid Bit Post*

I am having an insomnia fueled late night, so I decided I want to look up the classic facts about me tag! My life isn’t all about makeup, and I have fallen in love with blogging. So, I thought why not share more about me with the amazing people who are supporting me by reading my blog. Ya’ll really have no idea how much I truly appreciate it <3.


What is your middle name?:  Janette, I am named after my mom.

What was favourite subject at school?: Political Science or English Composition

What is your favourite drink?: Sweet tea! But, the tea itself has to be hot, and there has to be ice in it. I really like the temperature change. Is that strange?

What is your favourite song at the moment?: I am really enjoying all the renditions of songs that the Vitamin String quartet has put out. Here is the one I am actually listening to right now! 

What is your favourite food?: Fresh mango.

What is the last thing you bought?: Not counting grocery items or home goods, the last product I purchased was…actually I do not remember….SO I am going with the grocery item, chocolate icecream.

Favourite book of all time?: War of the worlds by H.G. Wells and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald are tied at my number one spot. The Hannibal series ( Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Rising, etc..) are all tied for second.

Favourite Colour?: Black. I have no idea why, I just prefer it over anything else.

Do you have any pets?: No, my landlord is a fun nazi.

Favourite Perfume?: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black

Favourite Vacation: I love going back home near where I spent most of my childhood to a place called Land Between the Lakes. It is beautiful, I love being outdoors, and there a lot of creepy stories involving the site. I really enjoy anything scary or creepy.

Are you married?: Funny story. Right out of high school I got married to a guy I dated for 3 months, because I wanted out of my parents house to get away from issues I would rather not discuss. Needless to say, he was insane. I mean literally disturbingly crazy. I am, thank tiny baby Jesus, no longer married. This marriage lasted 5 months, everyone is entitled to a few mistakes. 

Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: Mexico once. I got really sunburned, so I was kind of miserable the whole time.

Do you speak any other language?: Other than English, I speak some French. I am by no means fluent, but I understand enough to have small conversations. I can read it though with out mistake, just can’t say it. Oh, I also know how to say I do not speak English in French, German, and Spanish. I live in a college town, and some people are a bit too forward… so, I went on a mission to learn this phrase.

How many siblings do you have?: I have a sister who is 8, a brother who is 17, and another brother who is 14.

What is your favourite shop?: I don’t think I can actually answer this question haha.

Favourite restaurant?: It is a rinky dink family owned restaurant where I live. It’s called the Tater Patch. Baked potatoes with endless ways to top them.

When was the last time you cried?:

Favourite Blog?: I do not have a favorite blog, but I do have a favorite Youtuber, Emilynoel83.

Favourite Movie?: It is a tie between The Boondock Saints ( I am hopelessly forever celebrity crushing on Norman Reedus), and A Clock Work Orange. This is a really strange move, but has been one of my absolute favorite movies since I was 12. Like I stated before, I really love creepy and scary stuff.

Favourite TV show?: The Walking Dead, I mean come on my future husband is on it! 😉

PC or Mac?: Mac

What phone do you have?: A white Lg G3 Vigor. I get to upgrade soon though, pretty pumped.

How tall are you?: 5ft 4in

Can you cook?: Yes, my specialty is super chocolate chocolate chip pancakes.


Hope you enjoyed these random facts!

Now, tell me about you(:.

Have any questions? Just ask ❤

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Email: beautyandtidbits@yahoo.com


XoXo Manda