The Makeup I left un-packed while in the moving process!

As you know, I have recently moved! Because of this my makeup collection was packed away a few days before moving, so I put some products me to use in my big travel makeup bag. Most of these are just products I am using up or ones that I am making myself get use out of. A few of them are ones I really love. I also want to note that I will not be including brushes. I have a post about the brush I always have to have, here.



  • Starting with the scented items. I am bringing my Pink body spray in “Fresh and Clean” and my Beauti Control “Island Sunset” lotion. I love the smell of the spray, but I am not the biggest fan of this lotion. My cousin sells this brand though, sort of like Avon, and it was a gift from her a long time ago so I don’t want to just toss it out.
  • I am also bringing my routine deodorant to finish up the sample, which some how still has a lot left.
  • I am bringing my almost done ELF Lip Scrub, Smith’s Rose Bud Salve (which has some big pan showing), and my Peek Natural Lip Plumper!
  • I am bringing my ELF Daily Moisturizer, to get a better opinion of it, and bringing the Maybelline Baby Skin primer to finish it off.
  • I also included the Too Faced Shadow Insurance in this category, but it could have also gone under the eye category. This is a sample I some how came to have and just want to use it up so I can use my actual full-size.
  • As my makeup remover I m keeping out the Estee Lauder Take It Away makeup remover. This came as a gift with purchase a long time ago, and I just need to finish it.



  • I am trying to use up my Rimmel Stay Matte and my Maybelline Fit Me powders. I know alot of the products mentioned are not cruelty free. I did’t want to just throw stuff away and waste my money. So if I couldn’t pass it on and it was a product I enjoyed, I am going to use it up.
  • I also have a L’oreal True Match concealer in a darker shade to cream contour with. Along with my Maybelline Dream Lumi and Fit Me in “15” to Highlight.
  • I am finishing up my Maybelline Age Rewind under the eyes. And the Fit Me Concealer in “10”.
  • I found that I had the Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation in my collection. It doesn’t have much left in it, so I figured I would try it out again and if I still like it try to find a cruelty free dupe.
  • I am keeping out my Milani baked blus in “Luminoso”, it is by far my favorite blush.
  • I am also keeping out my ELF contour kit and using it for, contour,bronzer, highlight,and under eye setting powder.



  • I am keeping out my L’oreal brow definer and plumper. They are both almost done!
  • My essence brow pencil is also coming, it is lighter than the brow definer and sometimes I just want my face caterpillars a little more natural.
  • I am using my NYX beyond coverage concealer and ELF concealer brush to carve out my brows.



  • Instead of keeping out my naked palette as I usually would I decided to keep out my Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette! I love this little fella, but really do not use it enough.
  • I have decided to keep out my NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk, it really makes a great base.
  • My Milani Brow and Eye highlighter is also staying out. It is a great multi-purpose product.
  • I am keeping out my favorite crease shade, MAC Cork. I really need to find a cruelty free dupe for this..
  • The Merle Norman shadow in Bare Necessities is also staying out, it is a nice blending shade that I want to dupe as well, but don’t use enough.
  • My liners are the Rimmel one in Nude, Maybelline Lasting Drama in Brown, Clinique’s Intense Ebony, and Maybelline Master Precise liner in black. I just need to use these up.
  • I am also trying to use up the Covergirl Clump Crusher and the L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascaras.



  • For some reason I was having a really hard time passing along my Rimmel Moisture Lock Lipsticks. I had only ever used one, but I think I was connected to the packaging. I decided to bring one “nude and the city” and try to see if I even like the product.
  • I am also bringing the Rimmel Lip liner in Spice, it needs to be used up.
  • I am bringing one of my favorite lip products right now, the Burt’s Bee’s Lip Stick in Russet River. It is beautiful!
  • I also forgot to mention that I am going to be using the Wet n Wild Setting Spray. It isn’t all that bad and I do not give it enough use.

Have you tried these products? Can you dupe the non cruelth free ones? What would you keep out for moving?

XoXo Manda



Makeup Brushes, which ones am I traveling with?


*Disclaimer: I do not always travel with these SPECIFIC brushes. I have a ton of brushes, so the ones that I use change up all the time. These are, however, the types of brushes I always make sure to take when traveling.

One thing I love about make-up brushes is that there are so many different ways they can be used on the face, not just for there intended purpose. When I travel I make it a point to grab multi-use brushes.

Let’s start with the FACE BRUSHES:

The first product is not a brush, but a sponge.

It is the same beauty blender knock off that I mentioned in a previous post. Now, it is no where near a dupe for the Beauty Blender. The Beauty Blender is an angel with out wings that God graced the beauty world with. This sponge is pretty soft, and extremely use able.It is also much easier for me to get in a pinch than a Beauty Blender. The closest Sephora to me is 2 hours away, Wal-Mart is 10 mins. I actually purchased this sponge because my friends cat tore up my last beauty blender at the time. ( I have since gotten more.) I obviously use this to blend my foundation, concealer, and cream products.

Get it here for $4.73

E.L.F Complexion Brush:

I love this brush. It is great for applying bronzer and does a great job at setting my face. I also like to use it to seamlessly blend my face make-up together, leaving no harsh lines.

$4 on the E.L.F website!

Real Techniques Blush Brush:

I have mentioned this brush before. It is my current favorite blush brush. I also enjoy using it to blend out my contour. I will even occasionally use it to bronze up my face, it is great for that as well.

Purchase it on the real techniques site for $9. ( I recommend getting their brush sets, more for your money)

Wet n’ Wild Contour Brush:

I have been using this brush to powder contour a lot lately. I also like using it to set my under eye area. I highly recommend picking up this brush line, they are really nice, super inexpensive, and very cute!

Get it here for only $.99!

Random Fan Brush:

I really like to apply my highlight with a fan brush. It makes the highlight seem much more subtle, which I enjoy. I also use it to whisk away fall out!

The fan brush pictured is a brush I got with some random brush collection.


Wet n’ Wild Large Shadow Brush:

I use this to apply shadow all over my lid, i also use it to deposit darker shades in my outer V area.

Get it here, also for only $.99!

Crown Brush Pointed Crease Brush:

This is my favorite crease brush. I got one in an Ipsy bag then ordered 2 more, just so I will always have them.

Get it on sale for only $4.95!

E.L.F eye contour brush:

I love using this brush to really blend my shadows. It also helps a ton when I am blending them out, but do not want them too dispersed.

Here it is on the elf website for $3!

Skone Smudger Brush:

This is another brush I was introduced to by Ipsy. I have really been loving it to smoke out my lower lash line. I also use it a lot to smudger eyeliner on my top lash line when I do not want such a precise line.

Purchase it here for $12.00

Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush:

I use this blush to blend shadows, highlight my brow bone, set my eye primer, and apply my transition shade. Usually Wet n’ Wilds “Creme Brulee”.

Get it here for $5.99!


What are your favorite brushes right now? Any you recommend picking up? Let me know beautifuls!

XoXo Manda