Subscription Satelite: Ipsy September 2020

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Ipsy September 2020

 

Finally, my Ipsy came for September! I don’t get why this is always the last bag of the month but glad it arrived! This bag is $12 a month and you get five samples of products ranging from drugstore through luxury and even independent brands. I love trying new brands this way and gives me new things to try! Let’s see what I got this month! Juliet Has a Gone Musk Invisible: First up is a perfume! It’s been a while since I received a perfume and wanted to try this brand for a long time. It’s known as Juliet Has a Gun and the scent is Musk Invisible. This perfume stays on and acts like a second skin and it has a mix of floral, woodsy, and musk which is my favorite kind of mix. When I got it and sprayed it, I did smell the woods more than the other two, but I don’t mind. I do love an earthy scent when it comes to my perfumes and I think this will last me a bit since we are moving, and I did pack my perfume bottles so I will use this!

Maelle Clearly Brilliant Lips in Berry: Next up is a lip crayon from Maelle which I never heard of until now. This is a creamy crayon that has a sheer, berry tint and doesn’t need much maintenance. This is also made without the harmful ingredients and it’s very moisturizing. I only used this twice so far, so I need to keep on using it. Glad that I got this though!

Sundays Nail Polish in #18: Next is another nail polish by Sundays and this time the shade is #18. I am not doing my nails at the moment since I am really busy but also packing and don’t want my nails to be messed up due to all the packing. Even though this claims long-lasting wear, but it is clean without the bad stuff and it’s a deep plum shade in time for fall. I don’t know when I will be doing my nails again but glad to try more nail polish!

Tarte Big Ego Mascara in Bi: Next is a mascara by Tarte and it’s their Big Ego one. I do end

enjoy what I’ve tried from them so far and this time it’s the Big Ego one. Wishing this was in Glam Bag Plus but full size. It’s good to try it as a sample to see how it goes. So far, I found it jumped on my lashes yesterday even on top of the Stage One Lash Primer from them, but I have to see how it goes. I need to ask my friend who also got this and see how she felt about it and if it clumped up on her. I might buy the full size at some point to see if the formula is different since sometimes the sample is different from the regular.

P/Y/T Day-to-Night Eye Shadow Cool Quad: Final item is from P/Y/T and it’s their Cool Eye Shadow Quad. I wanted to try these guys for a long time too and glad I got to this way by choosing this item. I love the idea that they give out shadow quads instead of singles since I can do a quick eye look and can also travel with this. This quad has very highly pigmented shadows and made with Vitamin E and do blend with fingers or brushes. I do prefer my brushes and my shadow primer underneath so can’t wait to try this out. I hope to get more from this brand!

Add-On: Space Case Cosmetics Custom Eye Shadow Pallet: Now my only add-on and it’s from Space Case. I did not know this was going to be an item in Glam Bag Plus until after I made the purchase. This is a shadow quad with four of their shadows. The shades include Not Rocket Science, Unicorn Horn, Ghost Entered the Host, and Beatrix. I did like how these apply and I use brushes not fingers even though they said you can do that but for hygiene sake I do brushes. I’m glad I did pick this up when I did and will keep on using it.

 

That is, it for this post guys! I am glad that this bag was great this time around and can’t wait to see what is in store for October’s bag! Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: Empties, Project Pan, and Low Buy! Oh My! Fall 2020

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Empties Fall 2020 and Project Pan and Low Buy Updates

 

It’s time for some empties and also a few updates. I know I’ve been a little slow on doing a few updates here and there but I do spread them out into to other posts so I wouldn’t bore you guys except with conventions being pushed back to next year there is not that much to post about. I will get into more reviews and other things soon, but I feel that beauty has been a big part of Nerdy Shique Universe since the beginning and keep it that way. So, I emptied some items and let’s see what I got this time!

 

Tony Moley Chock Chock Green Tea Moisturizer: First up is my favorite Tony Moley Chock Chock Green Tea moisturizer and man this lasted me for a long while. When I first got this months ago it was before the pandemic and it lasted me to this month. Well, I only used it at night so that kind of helped and I loved how well my skin felt when I used this. I hardly noticed the smell which is good in my book and glad it helped my sensitive skin. I will be buying this again after I finish up some of my other moisturizers I use at night. I am currently using one from Skin Iceland that I got from Ipsy.

Formula 10.06 AM Cleanser: Next is an item from Formula 10.06 AM Cleanser. I was not impressed with this one bit. I felt that I got so many suds while washing my face I felt like I would be in the bathroom all morning. I think I prefer the Tony Moley AM Water Cleanser despite it always selling out during a sale or not on sale but still this one from Formula 10.06 not my favorite! Plus, it made my skin dryer than the Tony Moley one since that made my skin feel good.

Purlisse Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub: I felt like this product went a little too quickly even though I don’t always use it every day since my skin is so sensitive. It did smooth some of the rough patches on my legs since that was building up so much, but it did feel good. The price is making me think if I should purchase it but as if I can’t get any other scrub or just because since I did like the smell of it and I do love this brand a lot all thanks to my skin getting better from this product. I am back with HEMPZ at the moment with their Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub since they discontinued their herbal one. I will come back to this one someday.

Tea Tree Sheet Masks: I forgot the brand, but I was able to finish a box of tea tree sheet masks. I felt that it was time to finish these off since I only had one left and glad, they lasted me for this long. I have so many sheet masks and trying to use some stuff up in time for the move since knowing we may need to downsize some items so I am doing my best in using up my sheet masks. I am trying to use up the Ariel Juice masks but one thing I don’t like about them is how much residue it leaves from the juice. I will give you my updates once those are done. Glad to finish another box of sheet mask!

  1. L. F. Putty Primer: I finished up another E. L. F. Putty Primer and still loved it but now I have other face primers to use in my collection so I will buy this again once I am done if any of my subscriptions don’t send me another face primer.

BT1 Rose Oil: I finally finished this from my No Make No Life box last month and it was so good! I found the smell not too overpowering when I used it on my hands since it helped out there due to all my handwashing and I hope to get another rose oil like that.

  1. L. F. Lash Primer: I didn’t like this as much because it’s kind of irritated my eyes. I am not sure if it’s the formula of E. L. F.’s clear lash products that are just not playing nice with me. I am just going to stick with other lash primers because the Tarte one is proving to work out for me a lot better.

Ciate London XXL Mascara: I found this one dried out really quickly ever since I got it in my Glam Bag Plus. I felt that I just got it in my May bag I think, and it dried out by August. At least I was able to get some uses out of it.

Kiley Skin Face Wash: Final item is the Kiley Skin Face Wash I got mi BoxyCharm. I have to say is that I don’t get the hype about Kiley Jenner and her family especially her brand. This was just a foaming face wash which I can get anywhere else. Also, I remembered seeing a video with Jeffrree Starr and Shane Dawson, sorry for mentioning them, they tried this skin care and Shane broke out due to his skin being sensitive. I noticed my skin was doing that in certain areas of my face. Sorry Kiley, I prefer other face washes!

 

Project Pan Update: So, months ago I went through a de-clutter and threw out my older Wet N Wild items alongside my E. L. F. Disney Villains pallets and NYX One Night In Morocco pallet. I felt that they were so old that I couldn’t keep them anymore. I am still trying to pan my Chocolate Bar pallet from Too Faced. What made me mad though is that they discontinued the original, the Semi-Sweet and Bon Bons pallets. I don’t know why but at least I got two backups, one I got on eBay, one my dad got me at TJ Max, and I got a backup of Bon Bons and now just need to get Semi-Sweet. What is odd this is the order I got the pallets in too. And speaking of Project Pan, I accidentally panned a shadow which I was not expecting and that was the shade Angel of Death in the Cremated pallet. I was just putting my brush in and apparently it caused it to hit pan. I didn’t know the shadows were so soft that I panned it. I have to be careful in using the other shades like Diamond Ashes which that almost happened too. I don’t know why these shadows are so soft but shouldn’t have happened after one use. I am just using this pallet sparingly. One item I am going to add is my Warm Berry Blush I have had from Family Dollar. It feels like it’s about to hit pan since I had this for five years now and loved it. It has an amazing pigmentation and I doubt I would find it again either. Oh well! I do have a few other berry blushes in my collection to have fun with.

 

Low Buy Update: Guys, August was my major buy month due to it being my birthday. I think I should be in Makeup Addicts Anonymous but when this month started, I haven’t bought much despite it being 21 Days of Beauty Month. I only got a few Murad items which they were the AHA & BHA Exfoliating Scrub I love, the Vitamin C Face Wash which was also on sale that same day and something I was waiting to go on sale this time and that is the water cream I tried from Ipsy! When I saw it as an item on the list I was happy and picked it up alongside the new HEMPZ Pumpkin Spice Latte scrub  which were buy one get one for 40% off and same with my Formula 10.06 Blemish Eraser I love to use to help reduce any red marks from my current zits. I haven’t really gone crazy this time because I found this month’s sale this time around just repeats upon repeats. I didn’t mind with the Murad but Ulta needs to pick better items for spring, let’s see what happens. I was meaning to do a haul but due to what took place last month I am pushing it back so you may see what I bought during August some time this month or the next. Just stay tuned. Also, yet again I stuck any new items to my subscriptions since BoxyCharm, No Make No Life and Glam Bag Plus have been really good this month. I am still waiting on my Glam Bag so hoping to get that soon.

 

That is, its guys, I hope you enjoyed this post because it felt good to do an empties finally. I will try and get more empties as time goes on since it feels good to finish products that have been in your collection for a while. Let’s see how it goes since there are some items I want to finish before our move in November. Trust me, I can’t wait since as of writing this post there are those random knocks from an annoying person. Hoping that doesn’t happen in the new place. Anyways, stay tuned for my next few posts!

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm September 2020

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BoxyCharm September 2020

 

BoxyCharm arrived this morning and was glad it did. I find it awesome that it is starting to come faster due to FedEx and glad I found my box intact since something didn’t cause them to inspect it either. This box is $25 a month you get products ranging from prestige to luxury and this month I feel that it was focusing more on the eyes. I remembered one of my boxes years ago was like this at the same time as Ipsy and glad that they are doing it again this time. Let’s see what I got!

 

Farmacy Cheer Up Vitamin C Eye Brightening Cream: First is my choice product and it’s from Farmacy. I’ve gotten their cleansing balm in the past and when I saw this, I decided why not try it out. This is made with cherries and it helps with hydrating and bringing radiance to the eye area. It also helps with reducing fine lines and wrinkles. I know I don’t have them, but I do tend to get under eye circles due to waking up so early during the week and this helps before concealer since I use it as an under eye primer. I can’t wait to use this since I do have a few I am already using and been waiting to be used. This item retails for $45.

Blinc Glamor Pallet: Next is something from Blinc Cosmetics! I remembered getting their tubing mascara years ago and glad to try these guys again but with an eye shadow pallet. This pallet ha six shadows and two blushes to have an evening glamor look. I can’t wait to try this out since it will be my first time trying something new by these guys so stay tuned for any updates on this pallet. This retails for $26.

Huda Beauty Matte and Metal Shadow Duo: This was something I hoped to get in this box and that is the Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Liquid Duo. I saw someone get a different variation of the box with this item and glad to get it since I love Huda Beauty. Basically, this is a dual ended shadow that features a matte liquid shadow on one side and a sparkling metallic on the other end and can’t wait to try this out. Not sure on what shades I got but it will be a nice surprise. This retails for $25!

Laura Geller Bold Mascara: Next is another mascara but this time it’s from Laura Geller. I’ve been enjoying this brand so far and glad to see a mascara from them appear in this box. I did hear you could have gotten the liner from Huda Beauty that has a pencil on one side and felt tip on the other but I don’t mind this at all since I have been tired of black eyeliners. This is supposed to give you a stretch to your lashes in order to give a softer feel while lengthening them. I have to see how this goes with my lashes since I do use the Tarte Stage One Primer on them. This retails for $24.

Luna Magic Blend It Girl Four Piece Brush Set: Final item was something I hoped to get as well, and it was this four brush set from Luna Magic. This set includes the essential brushes you need to complete an eye look and I am glad they did. I would so use these when I do my eye makeup. This retails for $18.

 

That ends this post! I think this was the best box they came out for this year! I wished most of the boxes were like this as in focusing on a target area of the face. I can’t wait to try out the products in this box, especially the brush set since that will come in handy every time I put on my makeup. This Tuesday is my choice day and will have to see what BoxyCharm has in store for that. Next post will be an empties and Project Pan update! Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus September 2020

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Glam Bag Plus September 2020

 

My Glam Bag Plus arrived today and was surprised it was early again. I hope this keeps going because I do enjoy getting it early. This bag is $25 a month and you get to choose three out of you of your items and Ipsy picks the other two based on your profile. You also get a drawstring bag this time instead of a small bag. Let’s see what I got this month!

 

Star Skin Close-Up Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Mask and Glow Star Foaming Peeling Puff Set: First up is a skin care item and it’s from Star Skin. Never heard of this brand so this is new to me. This is a set of hydrating skin care items that is loved by pros and editors. The Close-Up Mask features glacier water and tripeptides to help the skin hydrate and restore the elasticity in the skin. While the puff, on the other hand, Peeling Puff is soaked in hydroxy acids to help get rid of dead skin cells. Perfect! I can’t wait to use these because I love sheet masks and did enjoy my unicorn one, I got in my No Make No life box yesterday and this will be nice to try this out. While the puff would help with getting some dead skin off and my skin does get dry due to some skin not wanting to cooperate. I will have to use this puff and report back next month!

Trestique Color+Contour Stick in Brazilian Bronze: Next is a product from Trestique. I think I got a mini version of this but glad to get the full-size version of this. This is a pretty smooth product because I have enjoyed this brand due to how you don’t have to fuss with compacts. I do like to blend this with a brush though after blending it. Anyone new to this brand is that this brand does makeup sticks rather than the usual pallets and compacts for their shadows, blushes, lip products and so on. It’s cool that this has a stick on one end and an angled brush on the other. This is a very buildable bronzer where you can build up to your desired color and then blend it with the brush. The product stays put in the makeup bag because of it being a stick. I am glad to get a full-size version of this product and can’t wait to use it!

Yensa Silk Bronzing Base & Brush: Next is an item from Yensa. I have enjoyed the lip oil so far and when I saw this, I had to try it even if it’s another bronzer in my bag! This bronzer has a sun-kissed glow even if you hadn’t made it to the beach. This gives a blendable and silky formula to give that glow. It is also made with super foods, so it won’t harm the skin. I normally don’t use cream products, but this is one exception alongside the Trestique stick above this entry, but I wanted to try it. Also, this brand was created by Jennifer Yen which excites me even more since I do love Purlisse. I can’t wait to try this out and see how it goes.

Item Beauty Lash Snack in Midnight Mood: Next is a mascara and it’s one of my other choices alongside the Yensa bronzer. This one was an interesting one because it is not only a mascara but it’s also a serum since it uses castor seed oil, glycerin, and coconut oil. Plus, it helps give the lashes more volume with the micro wand. I think people who have been using false lashes for a long time should use something like this since it would help with lash growth and with all that glue it does cause the lash follicles to become brittle over time. I have to see how it works on my lashes.

Feel Vitamin E Balm: Final item is from Feel and it’s their Vitamin E Balm. This is a multi-purpose product where you can use it on your lips or anywhere you have a rough spot. Not only this contains Vitamin E, but it also has castor seed oil and sunflower wax. I just put it on my lips, and it feels good but need to keep using it to see any other result since my lips have been really dry lately. Also have been having a bit of a scab lining my upper lip so hoping it can help with that. We will see how well it works and will come back next month!

 

That is, its guys for this month’s bag. It wasn’t too bad since I did get to pick a Yensa item alongside a lash serum and mascara hybrid. I will see how the Star Skin items will work for me since I do enjoy sheet masks and will see how the puff is like. Now to wait for my BoxyCharm and Ipsy!

Subscription Satelite: No Make No Life October 2020

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No Make No Life October 2020

 

My No Make No Life box arrived today and happy it did. I have gone through a few rough patches before my first semester of school started and glad to get one of my subscriptions. This is a $45 box where you pay $35 plus $10 for shipping and you get eight to nine beauty products from Japan and Korea ranging from skin care to makeup to lifestyle. This month is their Halloween box since this does act like a magazine subscription where you get next month’s stuff this month. I am so excited so let’s see what I got this month!

 

Lovisia Heart Stick Blusher: First up is a blush by the brand Lovisia. I love getting brands I never heard of and this one is new to me. This blush leaves a heart mark when you apply it and it is creamy and becomes a powder when it’s set. You can leave it as a heart for Halloween if you want or maybe Valentine’s Day which this would be a perfect for that too. You could either get Milky Orange, Pure Pink, or Coral Pink. Found it and it has a really cute package which makes me wonder why does Japan have cute packaging? I don’t know what color it is until I try this out on my face. I am glad to try it out though!

Melty Oil Tint: Next is a lip tint which has an oily base to help keep lips from drying out and don’t even need a base. That sounds like up my alley since with conventions it’s hard to re-apply my lip items time to time and my lips do get dry during that time. I wished I had this during Omni Fandom Expo or if we went to it Phantasm which is done by the same people, but conventions won’t happen until next year. I know it takes me a long time to go through lip items so let’s see what happens with this! I did try finding this on Yes Style and not sure if I found it actually since the top said Momo Kiss which I am figuring it’s a natural peach tint. Will give it a whirl!

Petit Donut Lip & Cheek: Next is a lip and cheek product from Petit and I remembered getting their lip gloss last month and that ran out pretty quickly too. This item is in a donut packaging! It is so cute! In this you would find a sweet-scented lip and cheek cream in either Strawberry Cream, Milky Pink Cream, which is an actual thing in Asia, Pistachio Cream, Blue Mint Cream, Raspberry Cream, or Chocolate Cream. I think mine came in Raspberry Cream which is hard to tell with the smell but glad to get something like this.

Unicorn Point Pack: This sounds interesting since this is a skin care item from what I’m seeing. These are patches you can use on your face, elbows and knees and they are packed with lavender and Hyaluronic Acid to help with dry skin. I have used the Midflower face masks with the acid and enjoy them but when seeing these I may have to use these on my knees because they have been drying for forever

! I will give you my thoughts in October!

Momoko’s Halloween Hair Wax: Next up is a color hair wax. You can get a myriad of colors in this and you are able to use it on dry hair and keep it dry, also can make it pop even on dark hair with hair spray. Unfortunately, it is not waterproof which you have to wash this out really well. So, hoping it doesn’t rain if I use this on my hair around friends. Wait a second, I got this confused for the lip tint! Crap!

Halloween Lulette Art Crayon or Face Makeup Pallet: Next up is Halloween makeup from Japan and you could either have gotten a small makeup pallet or a face crayon set. I got the face crayon set! The face pallet contains 12 colors that includes reds and silvers to come up with a creepy look while the crayons come with some colors which I can’t see at the moment. If nothing takes place this year, I may use this for my face. I remember how people were worried about toxic face paints during Halloween so seeing if this is non-toxic.

Happy Halloween Bath Powder: Next is a bath powder and it is Halloween themed. This powder turns the water orange and also gives off a sweet smell. I do love bath products and glad to try out a Japanese one since all I really know is Lush bath items. This will be fun to use!

Unicorn or Mermaid Sheet Mask: Final item is a sheet mask which you could get either a mermaid one or a unicorn one. I got the unicorn mask! Yay! It feels really cool because it does describe that it was made with glacier water. I will definitely be trying this out tonight since now I added Wednesdays to my sheet mask routine since I do get some stress during the week and since I started college again to get my Master’s this time around I know that midweek mask will help me out! Plus trying to use some of my masks since I have so many and knowing packing them all up for the move will be even more hectic, yeah, we’re moving.

 

This box was really good this month! I do have to say is that I don’t get why people have been disappointed with this box since I’ve watched videos from people getting this and what they’ve received is not that bad from what they make it out to be. I mean so many people say the same thing about Ipsy, BoxyCharm, and so much more. I did find Allure Beauty Box boring, but others may find it amazing. Yes, this box is a little pricier than my other three, but I feel like I am getting a pretty good value for what I get for the $35 plus shipping. Glad to get another box and can’t wait to see what the next one will bring!

The Book Quadrant: Brutus by. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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Brutus by. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

 

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions of the lead writer of this blog. Please respect her thoughts and opinions on this book!

 

Last time on Immortal Matchmakers, we saw our hero Brutus heading towards the Amazon to find a tribe of Amazons that were founded by Semile in order to bring back to his men so they can avoid the apocalypse! Zack, God of Temptation, promised Minkie, the invisible unicorn, that he would be bound to her and do what she wants and gets taken away to a private place in order to bring back his long lost love, Tula.

 

Now in this installment, Brutus is now captured by the Amazons and used as their sex slave at first but when the beautiful Fina comes into his view he gets hypnotized. He finds out not only she is a princess but a well-educated one because she was sent off to university to bring back knowledge to her village to make their lives better but her queen mother has held that back by bringing more tyranny on the tribe because of what Semile had told them many centuries ago.

 

Fina has been raised to be a warrior until she has been sent off to be educated in the real world and wanted to make the tribe’s life better by showing what she has learned and be able to live more civil lives instead of the ancient ways that her mother kept on them. She even hoped to bring men to the village until Brutus appears and her heart starts to beat for him. Despite being strong and keeping some of the traditions her falling for Brutus shows that she is deprived of something for so long that it makes her insides ache and hard to resist his good looks until she meets the Mistress of Bees. She wonders is he still loving her or is she the truly the one for him?

 

While Zack is in a cave with Mikie trying to figure out how to get Tula back since she still has Tula’s body inside of her. Even though the evil unicorn cannot reveal the secrets in getting Tula’s spirit back into her body he figures out how to save the world from its own annihilation and that is what he was sent to Earth to do and that is match making.

 

Thoughts: After reading this book I felt that it was great to have that old Mimi Jean comedy again especially in this series. I liked how Brutus had his interactions with Fina and her tribe throughout the book since he had to basically be used for his…you know…sorry guys! Kind of keeping it as family friendly as possible here! It did make me have the George Takai “Oh my!” moments while reading this book. His interactions with Fina were pretty on point since in the last one he did get his heartbroken by Kelol after all since she did end up with a florist. I wasn’t expecting her to save Brutus though since Bees and Brutus have been friends for a long time and it was cute how she was pushing him towards Fina which makes sense in friends helping others to move on if they get their heartbroken like in most rom coms! It was great to see Zack get to play another big role in this book since he is trying to save the world after all with love and his comedic moments were pretty entertaining, especially when we get to see more mythical creatures take the stage alongside the other gods that haven’t been paired up with anyone yet. Like with most pantheons of course there is a thunder one in this set too.

 

I do have to say though with the ending it was unexpected though! I feel that Mimi should keep going until I read the last few pages where we could see more by next year. I don’t want to give too much away in what happens but we do get to see a bit of mystery with what takes place, heck even now Tula is going to take the stage in main character status, which reminds me! Ever since I read book one, which I need to read two and three of course, she was just so innocent and cute, even pure but by this book she definitely became more of a stronger person and a hard ass. I guess being a spirit since Forgetty finally made her realize that she needs to live more once she becomes whole again and heck Zack was surprised when she started having a Sailor’s mouth in this book. I guess going from the dresses that you tend to see older women wear and having your hair in a bun turns you into something different later on. I can’t wait to see what happens to her in the next installment depending on how it’s written.

 

Rating: Five Shooting Star Pawprints out of Five! Even though this book kind of felt like a nice end but knowing with Mimi’s writing it doesn’t feel like it’s the end. I feel that this series has been one of Mimi’s best alongside the Accidentally Yours Series and Oh Hell No! Because the comedy is well balanced and I love the interactions between the characters, especially our god characters with different humans, demigods, and other fantastical creatures. I can’t wait to see what else Mimi has in store for any of her other books.

 

Before I go, I would like to mention this and that is while reading this book I ended up losing a very close friend. If you guys have noticed how our YouTube videos have changed for a little while is because of our video Editor and best friend, Rayne. On August 27th, he went into a surgery to help him transition from female to male and well due to complications after coming home the next day he passed away after a heart attack hit him. His husband, Tobi, another awesome friend of ours and has been on the team too is more devastated as much and even more. He has been raising money to help with funeral costs.

 

I do want to say is that Rayne has been an amazing person and even though he had so much ahead of him that it felt it shouldn’t have been cut off so soon especially when he just started school for his film degree since he loved doing film and photography related things since high school. Also, he did start his own photography business which he was going to be our photographer during Omni Fandom Expo this year but due to the pandemic the convention had to be pushed back to next year and he was going to move with Tobi back to Pennsylvania and would help us with events up there by giving us content from Northern events. Unfortunately, the death happened and not sure what will happen next for us. I know we will still go to Ranger Stop Pop next year since we got word that it got switched to a new location and had to switch our reservation to there and will be talking about the event around November or December for you guys. But do want to say this before I go! It’s going to be hard without Rayne because he has been a very important person in our lives, especially here with Nerdy Shique Universe. He has given us advice and has helped with editing too. No matter what we are still a team despite what happened to him and of course we will keep his spirit alive by keeping the website, YouTube, and anything else alive because this is not the end. He has been there even when I was told to end this blog back in November after RangerStop, but I said no! Someone outside said it don’t worry. So, rest in peace Rayne. You will still be in our hearts and despite your star is gone from the Nerd Universe, but Aquarius will keep shining. Rest in Peace my prince!

Subscription Satelite: Box Review Round Up July & August 2020

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Box Review Round Up July & August 2020

 

Another double month have passed and it’s time to review my boxes and see what I think!

 

No Make No Life: First is my first No Make No Life! This is a beauty subscription which has products from Japan and Korea and glad I got to check this out! Even though I saw videos on this box and not many people like it, but I do. I get around eight to nine items and glad to try what I got this month. I did finish the lip gloss and Chupa Chups hand cream. The sheet mask was even good! I haven’t used the shadow yet since I put it in my new Caboodle, I purchased with my birthday coupon. I do have an issue with the heart sponges though. I am always worried that I would rip them apart because of the middle always having a gap but it does blend my foundation pretty well since it’s a dewy formula. I will keep using them though and may travel with them. Will keep on going with this box since I loved it and will cancel if not worth it or bored with it.

 

BoxyCharm: Okay, July BoxyCharm felt like I didn’t enjoy some of the items. The Hank & Henry lipstick was very drying on my lips due to how rough it was in application. I know the covering on the lipstick was supposed to dissolve but I’m wondering if this caused my chemical burn on my lips or not due to how harsh it felt. I tossed it since it was not that great. I didn’t get to try my Clean Skin Club serum because I didn’t know what had happened to it. I swore I put it in a tote where I had some items waiting to be used but it wasn’t there. Even my fiancé had to help and no dice. We are moving when our lease is up so I might be able to find it while packing. I am still using my Billion Dollar Brows Kit, so I haven’t touched the Hourglass pencil. While the Festival 2.0, I have a nice story to tell and glad my best friend Rayne gave me a video idea. So, I got the original in one box last year and was able to get the original Festival pallet and Ulta had the shade descriptions for that on not for this one and same with the Pur website so I contacted them. I got a response after asking for the shade descriptions and got an answer I never thought I would get and that is take a picture of the back of the box. I told them that other brands have helped me out and didn’t get a 5reply for a little while. I did try posting on What’s Up In Makeups until one of the moderators sent me a message and said they’re willing to help, and she did. Then I got the response from Pur with the shade descriptions. Rayne said I should do a video on responses I’ve gotten responses in getting help on their products which would be a great idea to do! Just stay tuned for that!

August was better though because I was able to use products without having any reaction. The Butter London pallet was good but6 I feel like a slight tug on my eye using some of the shadows, but it did give me a great effect with the top row. I will definitely keep using the Teddy Boy pallet and I may get the Teddy Girl one since that has a mix of warm and cool tones. I did put away the Glam Glow moist6urizer and the Elizabeth Mott primer since I already have enough of both. I also appreciate the bronzer since it is so good so far. The only issue I have with this box and that is the Milk Makeup brow gel. Apparently, they sent me a lighter brown from my dark brown brows. I don’t get why they have a profile that allows you to customize your box with the items they put in they don’t match it. I remembered how the CoverFX pallet had wrong ones placed into boxes when they were supposed to be Light to Medium not Medium to Dark and gave charms to people and replaced the pallets, here that didn’t happen because I contacted BoxyCharm about it and they didn’t give me extra charms like before. I am having it sent by someone on Facebook who got my shade. I did suggest to BoxyCharm that they should put variant items in Choice rather than having it done for us because we tend to get the wrong items. It would help us get what we want and in the correct shade instead of the wrong one. Hoping this does get taken to heart once it is given to the team.

 

Ipsy Glam Bag: July was good except for the Ciate London Lip Oil. I think it caused my chemical burn. I felt that my lips felt dry after putting this on and didn’t know it was going to cause the effects I had. I tossed it and can’t use it. The other items were really good though. The Hempz lotion felt good on my legs after shaving like the claims said. I didn’t use it after my last shave but should next time. I have been using the Luxie brush interchangeably with my other eye brushes. The blush did have room for my blush brush but wishing the Balm gave it a compact feel. And of course, the shadow from Space Case is still a love!

August, on the other hand, was amazing! I finished the Bubble Tea lotion and it smells just like peach tea and I do love me some peach tea whenever I can get my paws on it! The other makeup products were amazing too. The lip balm from Hey Honey didn’t burn since it was also watermelon like the Ciate oil. I wished it was more of a stick not a tube but hey it did feel good!

 

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus: Finally, is Glam Bag Plus! I feel like with these two months it’s been really good even though they changed the format this month. July’s bag had products for every part of the face. I was able to use the Toula Moisturizer and I find it really thick when I put it on. It did smell like sunscreen due to the SPF in it. I am almost out of it since I’ve been using it. I find it funny that I already have been using the Midflower Hyaluronic masks since I have been purchasing them from Ipsy. I even bought more with the Ipsy Offers that appeared not too long ago, one set came with these and rose ones while the other had charcoal so will have to see how they go. The rose ones do feel good! The Il Makiage shadow is pretty good, and the Surfer Curl also was pretty good while the eyeliner, it is in my professional makeup kit.

August was where the changes came and it’s where we get to choose three items in the bag. It was interesting but wishing it was in Ultimate instead. I am looking forward to what will be in nex6t month’s round of choices. I chose for this month the Love Craft Beauty Highlighter pallet in Aurora and Borealis, Murad Renewing Eye Cream, and the Laura Gellar Kajal Eyeliner in bronze. While Ipsy chose the Huda Beauty Demi Matte Liquid Lipstick in Lady Boss and the Beauty For Real Shadow Sticks. This was a great balance for what I got. I did try the eyeliner and one of the shadow sticks and they are better with a primer, the shadow sticks I mean. The liner did go on very well too. I did find the highlighting duo easy to blend on my cheek bones. I haven’t used the eye cream due to having so many at the moment. And the Huda Beauty lipstick was pretty good. It did feel smooth on the lips and was able to dry down after my lip primer goes on top. I can’t wait for what September brings.

 

Verdict: I would have to give it to No Make No Life, and Glam Bag Plus! I know I only started with one month with No Make No Life but getting to try more Asian beauty brands. While GB Plus had more variety and it is going through a change. I do have to say at least the bags are bigger now since we used to get smaller bags that were smaller than the Glam Bag. Let’s see what I will get in September!

 

That is, it for this post guys! Next up is a new Mimi Jean Pamfiloff review! Stay tuned!

The Favorites Quadrant: Second Quarter 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from travelling the vast universe! I am back with a new post!

 

Second Quarter Favorites 2020

 

It’s time for my second quarter favorites! I am glad to do these posts this way since I can write about what I have been trying and enjoying! Let’s see what I have been loving!

 

Press On Nails: I have been getting into press on nails during this pandemic. Normally I would paint my nails, but I decided to make a change due to how much my nail polish chips the next day especially my right index finger nail! My first nail set was from Kiss and was new to it and saw how they popped off and even asked for tips on What’s Up In Makeup on different ways of applying and different companies, I am having issues typing with the set I have on now from Marmalade Nails in Moonlight even though I filed them down slightly. I will try to have shorter ones if I can and file longer ones better, I do like the Kiss ones the most since they are easier to wear and tend to get a better grip with the glue I use with them, I have gotten other sets from other places like Etsy and independent sites and Amazon. Still getting used to it.

 

Morning Face Wash: Tony Moley AM Water Face Wash: I got into this after seeing someone getting this in their Glam Bag and saw Ulta had it but sold out and had to wait for the re-stock. It did and loved it! I prefer this one over the Formula 10.06 due to how it feels more cooling and prefer the clean scent. I did get two tubes of this during a sale I think or when I got the alert of the re-stock again. This one goes fast and see why since it’s popular! Stull love it!

 

 

 

New Foundation: Wet N Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation! For a few years now I have been using the Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Buff Bisque! Now that they have released a dewy formula, I switched to that and loving it! This foundation is way better 6than the matte version because it is so light and easy to spread and not as smelly either. Wishing it had a pan instead since it is so liquidous well! I will keep on getting this instead of the regular.

 

Hair Care Items: Herbal Essences! I have been enjoying Herbal Essence’s more due to how the bottles for the shampoo and conditioner have markings for anyone who has issues telling them apart from each other. They also have been on the Be My Eyes app and same with other Proctor & Gamble brands. I also have been enjoying their dry shampoos despite them being small, but they do pack a punch! I do buy two cans so I can have it last me for a while. I am using the coconut one since I loved the one from Dove,

 

Body Scrub: Purlisse Coconut Coffee Scrub! Next is body scrub! Ever since I got into these my skin on my legs have been improving and not as itchy either. Heck, the scabs I had are also improving and the latest one has been helping with that and it’s from Purlisse and it’s the Coconut Coffee Body Scrub. You will love my story with this! I originally bought this as a bundle with the body butter in this scent from Ipsy since they always do new offers, and this caught my eye. It was around $20 when it is around $48 because the scrub and butter are $24 each on Purlisse’s site. So, I wait for it to arrive and never did because I either thought it got lost or someone stole it since same thing happened with my face masks in one bundle but this one I had to call the USPS hotline and they said they never received it and had to get a refund. I did contact Purlisse to see if they would do anything and they helped by sending me these products for free. I was very grateful that they did this for me and hoping if I get something from this brand it gets to me on time. I am glad I am using this scrub and will use the body butter at some point, but this scrub is really good for a $24 scrub.

 

Lip Treatment: Vaseline Coconut Lip Treatment! At one moment I had a bit of a chemical burn on my lips due to a lip oil and had to lay off the lip products. I used Vaseline to help out and when I ordered items on Shipt one day I decided to see about their lip treatments, and they had a few. I got the and was happy I did. My lips were healing a lot better with this and even started wearing lip products again. I am not sure if it was use to being allergic but that was weird. If it were to happen again I know what to do! Hand Soaps: Ulta Moisture Gel Soaps! Final item I’m mentioning is hand soap from Ulta. I know hand washing has been a big thing for months and using that right soap helps. I was looking for soaps that were slightly cheaper and easy to get since Bath & Body Works was closed for a while and getting these from Ulta was one of the best ideas. Ulta sometimes has good specials but I tend to get at least two now since they do last you a while with a bottle. Plus, I did find a dupe for BBW’s Eucalyptus Mint soap since Ulta also has their formula. I tend to go for the moisture gel because of how much my skin gets dry over time and itchy so these help with the dryness and glad to get these. I will still get my favorite BBW soap but will get these if I can’t.

 

That is, it for this post. I didn’t want to get into my subscriptions since that review is up next. So stay tuned! I think that is it for this post! I was

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm August 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with my last subscription box of August!

 

BoxyCharm August 2020

 

Finally, my BoxyCharm arrived today and was wondering when it will arrive. Sometimes this box does get to me late and I can see why since FedEx does take a while. This box is $25 a month and you get full size prestige to luxury brands! Let’s see what I got!

 

Glam Glow Moisturizer: First up is a moisturizer from Glam Glow and it was not originally my choice. Last month they were not only having this for choice but also the Too Faced Born This Way concealer and I could choose my shade except they were out of my shade. I usually do the going lighter than my foundation like everyone else says and tried but nope! I had to choose this instead when I already have so many moisturizers. At least I get to try more Glam Glow! This moisturizer contains cannabis oil which helps calms redness and irritation which can be a good thing since sometimes my skin can get a little irritated with some face products. It also helps bring relief from skin stress. I will have to try this out and see how it goes! I am not knocking it! This retails for $54!

Butter London Teddy Boy Eye Shadow Pallet: I was hoping to get this in my box since I felt a little sad for not getting a shadow pallet last month. This pallet is a nine-pan pallet that is cool toned with mattes and shimmers. Finally, a cool toned neutral pallet since it feels like so many brands have been doing nothing but warm toned and wait until fall to do cool toned. Come on guys, not everyone does the seasons when it comes to eye looks. I will have to see how this pallet performs since I did love the other pallet, I got from them before in this box and that was a six-shadow pallet. This retails for $28.

Milk MakeUp Koosh Brow Gel: Next up is something from Milk MakeUp! I heard of this brand before all over YouTube and wondered about them. I know I am more of a drugstore girl but sometimes I do get curious about some of the more higher end brands and this is one of them. When I heard that they are in this month’s box with a brow product I figured that everyone would probably get this, but it looks like anyone who got the moisturizer did. This is a vegan formula and is made with cannabis oil to condition the hair and also has thick fibers too to shape and define the brows. It is also tinted too so depending on what you put as your hair color they would match the brow color with this product. I will have to see how well they matched my brow shade to this since last month’s brow pencil did have a bit of a red tint according to my fiancé but let’s see how it goes. This item retails for $20.

Aesthetica Sunset Bronzer: Next up is a bronzer from a brand called Aesthetica. When I heard that a bronzer was going to be in a few variations I was hoping to get it since I feel like I have a few in my collection and wanted to build it up a little. This is a coppery shade that gives off the right amount of glow without stepping on the beach. This also gives off the right kind of tone of giving a nice tan. I have to try this out and see how it goes. I am hoping it’s not too dark since my skin is more of a light to medium tone. I have tried really dark bronzers and they are not that flattering. So, let’s see what happens! This retails for $24.

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer: Final item is something that is a bit of a blast from the past and that is the Thank Me Later Eye Primer from Elizabeth Mott! I remembered this appeared on Ipsy as a product in the Glam Bag for a long time and now seeing it here and have a full-size tube of it! This is a long wearing primer that dries down quickly and translucent to give shadows a perfect canvas and it does protect them from creasing. I hope this is true since some people do have issues with shadows creasing on whatever primer they use. I have to see how well this works with my shadows. This retails for $20.

 

That completes this post! I am happy with this month’s box because I felt that I got items that I would go for and be able to use on a regular basis. I am glad to try another eye shadow primer since I am now building a small collection and don’t have to buy another one for a while. Also, happy to get a bronzer this time since I wanted to try another one and hoping it’s not too dark for my skin. I am also glad to try more Butter London and Glam Glow and of course now finally trying out Milk MakeUp For the first time. I will definitely do a Review Round Up after my Favorites post which is next! Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag August 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with a new subscription post!

 

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2020

 

Man, my subscriptions are early this month except for one more which I am still waiting for the email about. So, Ipsy is $12 a month and you get sample sizes of products ranging from drugstore to luxury! Sometimes you’re lucky to get full-size items depending on who offers it. You also get a makeup bag to store things in. I like the metallic bag they gave out this month and it’s pretty decently sized. Can’t wait to put my lip products. Let’s see what I got this month!

 

 

 

 

Bubble Tea Cosmetics Peach Iced Tea Body Cream: First up is a new brand I never seen before and that is Bubble Tea Cosmetics. This brand is inspired by bubble tea and brings innovative items in fun packaging. I can’t see it due to being blind, but I did enjoy this cream for my hands. I have been using so many hand creams due to all the hand washing I have to do during the pandemic, and this has helped me some alongside the one I got in No Make No Life. This has a peach smell and I do smell it since I love me some peach tea whenever restaurants have it as an option. I will have to keep using this since it has been made with soothing ingredients to help the skin be more moisturized.

Estate Cosmetics Going Nutty Bronzer in Cocoa: Next up is a product from Estate Cosmetics and glad it’s a bronzer. For over a year I have been waiting for a bronzer to come into my bag and glad more of these are coming since I do have so many blushes and highlighters it’s not even funny. Glad I got this since I am using it now. This is a buildable formula that gives you that Sunkissed glow without being streaky. It is also matte and blendable. I have to keep using this and see how it goes.

Hey Honey Trick & Treat Watermelon Lip Balm With Tint: Next is an item from Hey Honey. I have been enjoying what I’ve been getting from these guys so far and now get to try a lip balm with a tint. Tis has a tint to it and smells like watermelon too and even tastes like it. It did go on pretty smooth but whish that the sample was more of those tubes with a lip applicator or something, but it does keep my lips moist. I know it’s small, but I can deal. I will keep using this as much as I can until it runs out.

Kaleido Cosmetics New Skin Ultra-Fine Illuminator in Goddess: Next is a brand that is my first time trying out. I never tried Kaleido Cosmetics and glad I got this in my bag this month. This highlighter has ultra-fine golden pigments to help with giving off that beyond summer glow and despite it being a powder it also is creamy when it comes to blending on the skin. I can see why since I did notice it felt a little moist in the container. I will have to use this and see how well it looks.

Oryza Camo Shimmer Eye Shadow Pallet: Final item is from Oryza and it was my choice this month. It was hard picking items since it can be an issue with Choice sometimes and I can see where Glam Bag Plus kind of changed into three choices instead of one and did look at some products and saw this. I remembered when I got back to Ipsy I got a tiny shadow quad and used that up and when I saw this I kind of missed getting a quad or trio since I remembered getting an eye shadow trio from NYX years ago. This quad was decently sized for what I picked since it feels like what you would get as a standard quad. This quad is made with soft minerals and clay to help with the color pay off in these shadows and it contains three metallics and one matte for a fall look. I have to see how that goes since this is supposed to also blend very well. I will have to use this and see how it goes.

 

Well guys that completes this post. I know it was fast, but I felt that the descriptions were pretty short on the website too unlike how detailed GB Plus items have more detail. I am enjoying the bronzer so far and can’t wait to use the highlighter and the shadow quad. I’m glad for the lip balm since I did get a bit of a chemical burn from the Ciate lip oil last month which I will be talking about in my Review Round Up, I am glad nothing bad happened to my lips with the Hey Honey balm. The lotion needs more use since I am still using the rose oil, I got in No Make No Life since that is helping with my dry hands. I can’t wait to see what September brings since so far some of the items in this subscription have been really good. The only subscription left now is BoxyCharm and haven’t gotten any news on that one yet. I did choose my product for September which I’m happy about and will see how that box goes but will see what August brings me in that one. So, stay tuned.