BoxyCharm | August 2020

BoxyCharm is $25 a month. It contains 5 sample – full-sized beauty products.

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer $20

I think I have tried this primer before and I liked it from what I can remember. An eye primer is useful, so there’s that.

MudMasky Blue Light Protection Mask $54

This is neat. This is a mask you leave on all day to protect you from the blue light that comes from electronics. I am in front of my lap top pretty much all day for classes, so this will be lovely.

Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector “Velvet Nude 01” $26

I have heard some pretty good things about this product, and the shade is pretty. However, I am unsure if Clarins is CF, so I will have to do abit of research before I use it.

Butter London Teddy Boy Eyeshadow Palette $28

This is a small cool toned eye palette. I usually don’t lean towards cool tones, but it will be nice to actually have a palette with that option.

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer “Pearl” $29

I selected this shade, and it was too dark for me. Which is sad, because it is one of my favorite concealers. I actually have the correct shade in right now! This shade will match my mom, so I hope she likes it!

I am pretty happy with this box. I am sad that I am so bad at shade matching though. I thought the concealer would be light enough. Oh well! My box came to a total of $157.

What was in your BoxyCharm this month?

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BoxyCharm Premium June 2020

I finally got my Boxy Premium in the mail today!

This box retails for $35 a month. You receive 5-6 full sized beauty products.

Unfortunately, the box did not come with an info card, and I never received an email containing one.

Let’s get right into the products.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask $49

This was one of the teased items for this months box. I believe everyone was supposed to receive it. I am almost finished with my current sleeping mask, which is also from Glow Recipe, so I am excited to try this one out.

Skin & Co Sardinian Spirit Shower Gel $22

I love soap. So much. This shower gel has strong floral and citrus notes to it. It’s beautiful!

Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle and Energizing Face Masks (x6) $25

This is the bulkiest packaging I have ever received face masks in. I am always happy to try more masks. Especially when they are cruelty free, vegan, and sulfate and paraben free like these.

Battington Powder & Contour Brush Set $90

$90 for two brushes!? These better blow my mind. They do feel very sturdy, and the bristles are very soft. But, $90? Come on.

Lashaholic Lashes β€œThey’re real, I swear” $14.99

I rarely wear lashes. However, I think this style is really pretty. I am going to keep these around for the special occasions when I do wear lashes. They aren’t too much, but they aren’t too subtle either.

Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette $44

This was also a teased item for this mont that all premium subscribers were supposed to get. However, I have seen in Reddit groups that there were some issues with that.

Once upon a time I had the original Cocoa Contour palette. It’s kind of neat to have the super pretty updated version. I do wish it still came with the little kabuki brush though. I loved that brush, and mine has vanished. I think this palette would fit a wide variety of skin tones, which is fantastic!

Over all, I think this was a pretty nice box! High quality items, all of which I am excited to try.

My box came to a total of $244.99. Not too shabby for a $35 sub!

What was in your BoxyCharm this month? What was your favorite item? Comment below!

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My Recent Makeup Favorites | Cruelty Free and mostly inexpensive!

It has been ages since I have shared my current favorite makeup products.

Now seemed to be as good a time as ever!

Omitting two products, all of the products are in the drugstore price range, and all are cruelty free!

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Blur Primer $8 Here

Not only do I use this primer to improve the look of my pores, but I love using this primer all over my face.

It minimizes the look of my pores in my problem areas, but always helps to create a blank canvas on the rest of my face.

Kokie Be Bright Illuminating Concealer “Light” $8 Here.

I believe that I received this product in a past Ipsy bag, and I am glad I did!

The shade allows me to cover spots, and the illuminating properties also make it great for the under eye area, with out creasing!

Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation “Snow” $36 Here

To be completely candid, I HATED this foundation at first. But, with recent medical and medicine changes, my skin has gotten more oily than it ever has been.

Now, I am in love. It lasts through out my work day and actually seems to control oil as it claims.

Well worth the $36 price tag!

I πŸ–€ Revolution “Rose Gold Glow” $7 Here

I was attracted to this product at first due to the packaging. It is a pink and rose gold chocolate bar! But it really is the product that gets me.

Inside the compact you have a nice mirror, the packaging is sturdy. For $7 these highlights are fantastic! They won’t blind you from space, but they are more than subtle.

On the face, both shades work with my light complexion.

I πŸ–€ Revolution “Bronze and Glow” $7 Here

Have I mentioned I am obsessed with bronzer lately? Because I really am.

The packaging for this product has all the perks as the “Rose Gold Glow” duo does…

But, with the benefits of a matte bronzer! The shade of this bronzer is perfect for my skin tone, and so is the highlight!

Did I mention that this particular duo also smells faintly like chocolate?

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss “Pink Cadillac” $6 Here

The shade itself is a super light pink. It does not show up on my lips, but this is what I want for how I use it! On no makeup or light makeup days, I love this gloss to give my lives a little life and plumpness.

The gloss does make my lips a bit fuller, but it doesn’t make them tingle or burn like I have found other plumping glosses to. The smell is not over powering, and it isn’t as stick has I find other glosses to be!

Black Moon Liquid Lipstick “Warrior” $18 Here

The formula is long lasting and comfortable. It’s so comfortable that it’s easy to forget that you even have lipstick on!

The shade “Warrior” itself is a pretty dusty nude, that leans pink. It looks more mauve in the tube than it applies on me. But, I think the shade that it does come out as is stunning.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip “Sueno De Coco” $7 Here

This liquid lip is part of the Colour Pop and I Luv Sarahii collaboration.

It is the typical Colour Pop Ultra matte formula, which I really enjoy. In fact, I really like all over the Colour Pop liquid formulas!

The shade is a ready nude and I am obsessed with it. This is probably the lip product that I have been wearing the moss recently.

Here are the products all on my face! For my lips I went with “Warrior”. And yes, that is the lighter highlight from the “Rose Gold Glow” popping in my inner corner!

Now I want to know, what are your recent Cruelty Free favorites?

Thank you for reading πŸ’€

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Too Faced Sweet Peach | Look and Review

Happy new year!

For our last post of the year, we are going to finally discuss some stuff from the Too Faced Sweet Peach collection.

We have; the glow palette, the Papa Don’t Peach Blush, and of course the Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette!

Firstly; yes, everything smells like artificial peaches. The packaging on all the products is adorable, metal, and very sturdy. Each item also comes with a nice mirror.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow $42

Our first item up for discussion is the highlight, Blush, and bronzer kit.

Unfortunately, I think the Sweet Peach Glow Kit was a dud. There are peaches pressed into the product. This caused the product to become pressed extremely hard. Know what this means? That very little pigmentation comes off. All three of the products take a lot of work and building up. I wish that this wasn’t the case, I think the bronzer would have been nice for my light skin tone and the highlight is very pretty. I am pretty sure the blush in the kit is as same as the Papa Don’t Peach Blush.

πŸ‘one out of 5 peaches. This product just does not work. The only way I would say you should pick this item up is if you are a collector.

Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush $30

Not all the face products are duds! I love this blush.

It gives a beautiful peach glow to the skin. It isn’t too much, but it is enough that you notice it. I really do think it is my new favorite blush!

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ out of five peaches!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette $49

Here it is, the eyeshadow palette that started the craze. The Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. For $49 you get 18 shadows, in Matte, glitter, and shimmer finishes. All named after peach related things and southern terms of speech. I have to admit, the names are precious.

Row 1:

  • White Peach
  • Luscious
  • Just Peachy
  • Bless her Heart
  • Tempting
  • Charmed, I’m Sure

Row Two:

  • Nectar
  • Cobbler
  • Candid Peach
  • Bellini
  • Peach Pit
  • Delectable

Row Three:

  • Peaches ‘N Cream
  • Georgia
  • Caramelized
  • Puree
  • Summer Yum
  • Talk Derby To Me

The matte shades are great, as are most of the shimmers. True to rumors the purple shades suck. The shades with glitter in them are patchy and terrible. Quite frankly, I don’t understand why this palette is so hyped up. For $49, there are 5 of the 18 shades that are just terrible.

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ out of five peaches. I don’t think it is worth the money. Especially considering how great the Chocolate Bar Palettes are.

The Look:

  • I primed my eyes with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I set it with the shade “Peaches ‘N Cream”. I also used this shade to blend out the harsh edges.
  • I took a fluffy brush and blended “Georgia ” into my crease to act as my transition shade.
  • After that I took a more dense less fluffy crease brush and buffed in “Puree”.
  • Taking the same brush, but more focused on just the crease rather than part of the lid as well, I buffed in the shade “Summer Yum” to warm the look up.
  • Blend
  • I then took “Charmed, I’m Sure” and put it on the outer corner of my lid and a bit into the outer crease.
  • For my lid I placed the shade “Peach Pit” all over it. Once I realized there wasn’t any purple to this like I thought, I placed “Delectable” over it. This shade also gave off no purple.
  • Blend
  • I then did a wing with the Kat Von D Tattoo liner in “Trooper”.
  • And applied the Tarte Tarteist Mascara.

  • I popped the shade “Nectar” in my inner corner.
  • On my lower lash line I applied “Summer Yum” right on my lash line.
  • I buffed it out with “Puree”
  • Then I blended that out with “Georgia”.
  • I used the highlight and bronzer from the Peach Glow kit.
  • I used the Papa Don’t Peach Blush.

I wanted to make sure I used the purple, so I could really see if they were as bad as I heard. I wish the shades would not have been so patchy. And that they would have been true to color.πŸ™„

The highlight and bronzer could be better, much better. But, the Papa Don’t Peach Blush is something I think would make a great edition to any makeup collection!

Thank you for readingπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Have you tried the Sweet Peach Collection? What are your thoughts?

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Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lipstick | Swatches and Review.

I am going to be straight forward. I have not heard anyone mention the Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lips, but they were recently on sale at Sephora and Ulta for $10…so I bought the shades that struck my taste. I think these are usually around $18.

The formula is not meant to dry down matte. It is supposed to have the same lasting power of what you normally think of as a liquid lip, but it stays shiny. I am going to be real with you, I am starting to fall of the matte lip train. I am starting to reach for gloss as toppers a ton, so this product seemed like it was going to hit all my wants in one product.

From left to right:

  • Peekaboo
  • Hopeless Romantic
  • I’m Bossy
  • Bite Me

Peekaboo

Peekaboo is a pale pink. It’s looks better in person. I actually really enjoy this shade and I usually don’t do pink pink.

Hopeless Romantic

Hopeless Romantic is a warmer pink. I actually love this shade on me, so I think this is one of my favorites.

I’m Bossy

Y’all, talk about red. In person this is the most legit red. I love it. In fact the ONLY person I have ever heard talk about this line was a friend walking through Sephora who pointed this shade out to me ages ago. Apparently she tried a sample and was in love with the shade. So I had to have it for myself. It makes me think of Christmas. πŸŽ„

Bite Me

Bite me is a deep berry red. I love this sort of shade this time of year.

Over all thoughts:

I really love the lighter shades. They are perfect, not patchy at all. The darker shades are pretty patchy, but I find when I use a liner with them that this issue is remedied. For $10 I think the purchase was worth it, but I can’t see myself purchasing anymore for full price.

I am going to give the over all line πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ out of five kisses due to the patchiness. This shouldn’t be happening for a Lip product that cost around $18 (or is it $16?) when not on sale.

Wear test:

This was right after applying “Hopeless Romantic”. I also used a nude Essence lip liner with it, but literally only to line my lips, not fill them in.

Ignore my Foundation break down. This is four hours and one drink

Later. I do find that these break down much faster then a matte lip would, but I expected this. It’s sticker so it’s easier to transfer on to drinks, food, and between your lips. Normally, I would touch up my lips, but for the sake of my post I did not.

I like these, just don’t buy them expecting your glossy lip to last all day long with the Too Faced Melted Latex.

I hope you found this post helpful! What are your thoughts in this product? Comment below!

Thank you for readingπŸ’‹

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Too Faced Mascara Melt Off | Does it work?

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In my make-up removing routine, removing mascara is one of the hardest parts. I tend to big time layer it on, sense I really hate falsies. When Too Faced came out with the Mascara Melt Off I was immediately interested. It did however take me a while to actually cave and get it.

The product is on a wand applicator with little ribs that catch your lashes. The Mascara Melt Off retails for $17, I got mine, here.

From the site:

“How to Use:

Step 1. Use the precision wand to coat lashes base-to-tip

Step 2. Leave on for at least 60 seconds to allow the product to penetrate lashes

Step 3. Sweep away the dissolved mascara with a damp cloth or makeup wipe

More To Love:

  • Conditioning, oil-based formula dissolves even the strongest waterproof mascara
  • Antioxidant-rich Green Tea Extract infused to protect lashes
  • Rice Lipids Extract to condition lashes”

Ingredients:

“6.8 mL / 0.23 Fl. Oz. Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isohexadecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, DI-PPG-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract/Oryza Sativa Extract, Hexyldecanol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil/Glycine Soja Oil, Bisabolol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Stearic Acid, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols/Brassica Campestris Sterols, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol.”

My thoughts and experience:

I am in love with the idea of this product. I hate waking up with racoon eyes because my mascara didn’t come all the way off. The thought behind it is great, all the way down to the way the product is applied. The product itself, not so great. Believe me, it works, takes off all of my mascara. My lashes even feel conditioned. But, it burns my eyes so badly that I can’t stand it! It even makes the skin around my eyes hurt. Even if I wash or wipe it off immediately.

Because of the pain, I will not repurchase this product. Maybe I just have crazy sensitive eyes. If your eyes aren’t too sensitive it does work fantastic. But, if you are like me, stay far away from the Too Faced Mascara Melt Off if you prefer your eyes to NOT burn like the fire under Satans ass.

I hope you enjoyed this short review! What is your favorite way to remove stubborn eye makeup? Comment below! You can also find me on Instagram and Snapchat as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette | Is it worth the money?

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It is the holiday season, which means wish lists are made, and products are being bought. This also means that sales are going on. If you read my Urban Decay Naked 2 | Is is worth your money? post, then you know that I am going to be analyzing popular products, that I have seen on a lot of wish lists this holiday season, to let all of you know if I think it is really worth it.

A bit about the palette:

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette retails for $49.Β  It contains 16 shades, they are a variety of matte, shimmer, and shades with actual glitter. It also, of course, smells like chocolate. It actual does, not a fake chocolate either! It is made with 100% natural cocoa powder. This is an ingredient that is rich in anti-oxidants, which is nice. The site also notes that it is formulated with out parabens. Please note, that it is not completely clean, but it is much better than other comparable palettes from other brands.

Here, is a link to the palette on the Too Faced website, so you can check out the full ingredient listings, if you were curious.

It is a cruelty free brand, this palette, however is NOT vegan, some of the shades do contain carmine.

The shadows:

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Just like in my Naked 2 post that I linked in the beginning, I am going to do a detailed break down of the shadows and my thoughts on each one.

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Before I begin the descriptions, I want to inform you that these are brush swatches.

  • Gilded Ganache: This is a dark brown shade that almost has an olive green tinge to it. It contains a ton of gold glitter. I think that the glitter is what causes the green tinge to the shade. I really enjoy using this shade to deepen up the outer corner of my eye and lining my lower lash line. Makes a great shade for a night out.
  • White Chocolate: Matte cream shade. A quintessential shade for any palette. This one works fantastic. Makes a really great blending shade for any rough edges.
  • Milk Chocolate: A more cool toned matte brown. This makes a great transition shade.
  • Black Forest Truffle: A burgundy shade with a lot of glitter (mostly gold). I hate this shadow. The texture is terrible, and when blending, the shade itself disappears, leaving behind glitter flacks.
  • Triple Fudge: A deep matte brown. Every palette needs either a deep black or brown shade. This is a fantastic shade. It is creamy, easy to blend, and incredibly saturated with pigment.
  • Salted Caramel: Warm toned light brownΒ  shade. This is another transition shade option, I think this palette containing a warm and cool toned transition shade is a fabulous idea. It really makes this palette easier for really everyone to use.
  • Marzipan: A shimmery light gold shade. I love this shade, I use it on my lids all the time. It also works wonders in the inner corner.
  • Semi-Sweet: A mid toned brown. Adding this shade makes it easier to just forget the shimmer shades and do a complete look with this palette, using the mattes alone.
  • Strawberry Bon Bon: a light pink matte. This shade is beautiful. It is a nice alternative to White Chocolate if you want to add some color to the look, but not make it super obvious. I personally think it is beautiful on the lid.
  • Candid Violet: A violet shade with gold glitter. This is a really bad attempt at adding a purple shade to this palette. It swatches purple, but just ends up appearing gray on the eye. This is an opinion I have actually heard a lot of others in the beaut community share.
  • Amaretto: A shimmery light shade ofΒ  burgundy. This is a beautiful shade. If you want to add some sort of deeper color to the look, forget Candied Violet and go for this, gives a really pretty Garnet vibe to the whole look.
  • Hazelnut: A shimmery brown. This shade is really pretty and smooth. It is nice to deepen up the outer V with if you do not want to go too dark.
  • Creme Brulee: A pure metallic gold. This shade is so pretty, I love using it on my lid and then using the shade I will be mentioning net as an outer V.
  • Haute Chocolate: A dark metallic brown with a gold shift. Another beautiful shade! I mentioned above my favorite way to use it.
  • Cherry Cordial: A matte dark red with some glitter flakes. I like this shade, but I really really wish there was no glitter in it, gives the shade a chalky/ scratchy feel to it.
  • Champagne Truffle: A shimmery champagne shade. This shade makes a great highlight on the eyes and face. It is supposed to be the highlight that Nikkie Tutorials put in her palette collab with Too Faced, but I like this one much more.

The Look:

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  • I started off, as usual, by priming my eyes. I then set the primer with the shade White Chocolate. I also used this shade to highlight my brow bone and blend out any rough edges.
  • I used the shade Milk Chocolate as my first transition shade.
  • I put Marzipan all over my lid.
  • To deepen my outer corner I used the shade Candid Violet. I wanted to give it a chance, but it sucked.
  • To actually deepen my crease I used the shade, Triple Fudge.
  • Then to really blend everything I went it to my crease with the shade Salted Caramel. I really enjoyed the warmth it gave the look.
  • To highlight my inner corner I used the shade Champagne Truffle.
  • Under my lower lash line I used the shade Triple Fudge, and the smudged it out with the shade Salted Caramel.

Over all:

This palette is amazing. I think really anyone can benefit from this palette. It has options for just matte looks, a few pops of color, some amazing shimmer shades, it is cleaner than most comparable palettes, and it smells like chocolate! Yes, there are some shades that aren’t any good, so if you want to really love every single shade in the palette, it will no happen with this one. This palette offers a variety of looks, for day and night. I believe it is 100% worth every penny of the $49 it costs.

I hope you enjoyed this review! What do you think of this palette? Which Too Faced palette is your favorite? Comment below! Want more B&T? Here’s a post to check out! You can also find me on Snapchat and Instagram as manda_janette

XoXo Manda

How I Do #GlossierPink!

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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,Β  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…

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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.

Blush:

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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!

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Highlight:

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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!

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Lip Color:

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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.

Eyeshadow:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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  • 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

Review: Too Faced x Nikkie Tutorials The Power of Makeup Palette

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Hello all!

Sorry I have been MIA fora few days. Work and life in general has been extremely hectic. But, I am back at you tonight with something I have been asked a ton about. My review of the NEW Power of Makeup palette, but Too Faced and Nikkie Tutorials!

I have seen a couple mixed reviews on this palette. As usual with any hyped up makeup item, and holy crap has this palette been hyped up. First, I want to start out with what I expected from this, so it will be easier to know where I am coming from. I expected a very versatile palette, sense Nikkie does SO many different amazing looks. I expected the highlighter to be glowy as hell, because Nikkie is always glowy as hell. But, did I get what I expected?

The Packaging:

I have to give this to them, the packaging is beautiful. I really like the animal print, especially sense gold and black are incorporated, one of my favorite color combos. I also really like that the glitter,primer, and liner come in a little resealable bag with the same packaging. I have actually been using mine to keep coupon codes that I have gotten recently, so they are all in on place. The palette itself is very thin, so perfect for travel. My only real gripe with the packaging is that there isn’t any mirror included in the palette. I am someone who tends to use the mirrors in palettes when I do my makeup, so it is just an inconvenience.

Add on items (What’s in the bag..):

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The little bag had some pretty neat contents:

Mini Better Than Sex mascara (LE): This is pretty cool. With the kit you get a limited edition PURPLE Better Than Sex mascara. I like wearing colored mascara on my lower lash line, but never want to buy it because there is no way I would be able to use it up before it expires. I am glad it is a mini, maybe I will actually use it up!

Glitter in “Glitterally”: The story behind this name is Nikke couldn’t say glittery for a while, so it always came out as “glitterally”. Funny. It is just a silver and white glitter. It comes with a pretty good amount, but doesn’t have a shiftier so that sucks.

Mini Shadow Insurance eye primer: This is already a primer that I know I love, so I can never have too many samples of it.

Sketch Liner in “Black”: I was really hoping this was going to be great. It is very pigmented and easy to apply. You also get a full size of it! But, it takes quite awhile to dry, which is unfortunate because it makes me want to just get rid of it. I don’t have time to wait forever for my liner to dry.

The Face Products:

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I am going start with my swatches and opinion on the face products, and save the shadows for last!

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In this palette you get 2 blushes and a bronzer that already exist in the Too Faced line, and a highlight that technically also already exists in the Too Faced line as a shadow.

Blushes: I was ecstatic when I heard that this palette was going to include Nikkie’s favorite Love Flushed blushes. The coral “I will always love you” and the hot pink “justify my love”.Β  I really love the look that these shades give when mixed together. You will see what this looks like shortly!

Bronzer: The bronzer in this palette is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer. It is matte and yes, still smells like chocolate. I already own this bronzer and really enjoy using it for contouring and warming up my face.

Highlighter: Nikkie apparently loves using the shade “Champagne Truffle” from the original chocolate bar palette to highlight. This resulted in larger sized being popped into the palette. I personally think the original shadow has more pigment and glow to it than this new one.

I enjoy these face products over all. The blushes are great and I already love the bronzer. I was pretty let down by the highlighter, it is pretty toned down for what many of us have come to expect from Nikkie.

The Eyes:

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Eye shadow is my favorite makeup product, so this is the most for me.

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I am going to discuss them in order, which is also how I have them swatched.

“Ivy”- Stark matte white, perfect for the inner corner and brow bone on my fair skin.

“Sugar Coated”- Light pink shimmer. This is another shade great to pop in the inner corner ofΒ  the eye.

“Frosted Yum”- Silver shimmer shade. The glitter in it is pretty chunky, so it has a lot of fall out. It would be a nice shade for a smokey eye.

“Irresistible”- Golden shimmer shade. This shade is beautiful, but has a tremendous amount of fall out.

“Pain Killer”- Matte light brown. Nikkie says she chose this shade because it is hard to find a transition shade those with fair skin. I do love this shade.

“Makeup and Chill”- Matte dark brown. Really nice as a crease and outer “V” definer, it is also really nice on the lower lash line.

“Mystic Hour”-Shimmery deep teal. This shade is super pigmented, but as with the other shimmery shades, it has a lot of fallout.

“Wham Bam”– Shimmery purple. The shade is so pretty, but goodness I want one shimmery shade in this palette that doesn’t have fall out!

“Wanted”- Matte black. Nice black, not the best I have used. It is also somewhat patchy.

I am not going to lie, I am disappointed.I paid $56, I want shadows without a ton of fallout and a highlighter that shows up!

The Look:

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  • Too Faced Hangover RX primer
  • Too Faced Born This Way foundation and concealer.
  • NYX HD Powder (Loose) in “Translucent”
  • ELF “Taupe” brow pencil and Glossier Boy brow in “Blond”.
  • I mixed both the blushes from the palette, contoured and bronzed with the bronzer, and tried to highlight with the highlight.

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  • I set my lid and highlighted my brow bone and inner corner with “Ivy”.
  • Went into my crease with “Pain Killer”, I also put it on the outer third of my eye.
  • I went back in the the crease with “Makeup and Chill”, I also deepened up the outer third portion of my eye with it. This happens to also me the shade I used on my lower lash line.
  • All over my lid I use “Irresistible”.
  • I used the Sketch liner to do my wing and the Pacifica Dream Big mascara.

Quite honestly, I would skip this palette. If you want get some Too Faced shadows, I recommend any of the chocolate bar palettes.I am pretty disappointed in it over all. I expected much more.

I hope you liked this quick review! What do you think of the kit?

XoXo Manda

FAST Glam

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I haven’t written any post recently that contain looks that I have done. This is for many reasons. I am not too happy with my skills and my camera situation is kind of, well…crap, at the moment. But, I decided to go ahead and throw a post up showing a look I did with my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette.

I call it”Fast Glam” because it doesn’t take long to achieve (duh) yet it still some what looks like it did.

Base:

After Priming with my Too Faced Hangover RX I applied the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and concealer.

  • I use a thin layer of foundation and blend it out with a beauty blender. I do the same with the concealer

To set my face I used the Rimmel Stay Matte on a powder brush. Specifically, my ELF kabuki brush. This is my face setting brush of choice! As for the powder, I am actually not the biggest fan of it, I am just trying to use up my last bit of it.

Blush, Bronzer, yada yada…

I used a few more new items for this part!

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  • I used the bronzer in my ELF Bare it All face palette to warm up my pale face.
  • To contour I used MAC Harmony, which I haven’t done in ages!
  • I mixed together the 2 blush shades. It ended up creating an addicting pinky peach hue.

If you haven’t gotten this palette you need it, especially if you are fair complected. Every part of it is great, especially the $6 price tag. ELF is having a huge sale right now, so now would be the time to pop over to their page, by the way!!

  • For my highlight I used Colour Pop “Hippo”. I am pretty pleased with this guy. I put it on with my finger over powders and it didn’t seem to create any patchiness. I was almost 100% certain it would. I really like how different it looks, almost lavender in tone.
  • After shaping and warming up my face I spray my Glossier Soothing Facial Mist to help it all sink in to my skin.

Brows:

  • I am currently trying out the ELF brow pencil, no real opinion on it yet. I used it to out line my brows.
  • I filled them in with a cool toned matte brow from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye palette. I really love using shadows for my brows, highlight, blush and so on because it makes me feel like I am getting more bang for my buck. (Post on this coming soon)
  • To set my brows I applied my Glossier Boy Brow in “Blond”.

Eyes:

  • I started of by priming. I have dark lids, so I prefer a skin tone tinted primer. Sometimes I even use concealer. This time, however, I just used my Urban Decay primer potion. I wore this look to work, so I wanted to use a primer I knew would last.
  • I the set my primer with the same setting powder I used on my face. I tend to do this more than I tend to use a shadow. I use the ELF Flawless concealer brush, it is fluffy and helps to cover surface fast.
  • I started off my putting “Salted Caramel” in my crease to act as the transition shade.
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  • I used the shade “Milk Chocolate” to deepen up my crease and define the outer third of my eye. (I couldn’t find an image of this shade to include, and everyone I took was sooo terrible.)
  • For my lid shade I used “Marzipan”. Absolutely beautiful lid shade.

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  • For my brow bone highlight I decided to use the shade “Matt Lin”, from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette. I have actually reached The Balm palette way more than I initially thought I would. Anyway, the Chocolate Bar palette doesn’t have a light enough matte cream that I can use on my brow bone.
  • I also popped “Matt Lin” in my inner corner.
  • For my liner I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper”, as per usual.
  • I used both wand settings of the Pacifica Dream Big mascara to get my desired lash effect. Not using falsies is what I think makes this look faster, you still have the glam going on, but not the hassle.
  • I went back in with “Milk Chocolate” and “Salted Caramel” on my lower lash liner.

Lips:

  • Before I did any makeup I exfoliated my lips with the Lush Bubble Gum lip scrub and applied some of the Glossier Rose Balm Dot Com.
  • For my actual lip color, I used the Colour Pop lippie stick in “Grunge”. I have to admit, “Grunge” is more of a fall shade, but who ACTUALLY follows make-up rules, right?

I gave my face one more good Glossier spritzing, then I was done!

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Do you enjoy these types of posts? What type of posts would you like to see? Have you tried any of these products? Let’s discuss!

XoXo Manda