Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag October 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag October 2020

I’m sorry for taking a bit in posting this since things have been hectic lately so I am sitting down to do this post! This is the original Glam Bag that sends sample sizes of products from different brands ranging from drugstore all the way to independent brands. This is $12 a month and you get five of these samples. Let’s see what I got this month!

IT Cosmetics Lash Blow Out Salon Mascara: First up is a mascara from IT Cosmetics. I remembered using the Roller Lash mascara from these guys and prefer the Rimmel dupe over that one but this one, on the other hand, is different and I feel my lashes staying put and has a better curl. I have been using this for work and it does stay all day even with my Tarte Stage One Primer. I wish I can buy a full-size of this one since I am enjoying it so far!

Oryza Astral Amethyst Eye Shadow: Next is a shadow quad from Oryza. I’m glad to get another quad from these guys and this time it’s more of a metallic purple quad. I can’t wait to try this one out since I hardly get any purple shadows as much nowadays but glad that Ipsy is trying to branch out with different shadow products, they should keep on giving out quads like this because they’re perfect for travel and any work days to have a fast eye look with.

Pistache Skin Care Whipped Pistachio Body Butter: next up is a product from Pistache. I heard of this brand since other people have received their products in their bags and glad to get them this time since I do have dry skin and with a sample size like this I just use it on my hands. This claims to have a cookie smell and it has Vitamin E and fatty acids to help with moisturization and algae to help with restoring skin and soaking into the skin faster. I have to try this out and see how it goes!

SL Miss Glam P40 Round Blush Brush: Next is my choice item and that is from SL Miss Glam again. This time it’s the P40 Round Blush Brush. I love getting brushes from this brand, especially for the face since I feel like I have more eye brushes than face brushes when it comes to getting them in subscriptions. This feels more like a highlighter brush though since it is pretty small since I always tend to use more of an angled blush brush when I apply blush to my cheekbones. This brush can put on dry and wet products and even bronzer which that’s interesting. I will have to give this brush a go!

The Balm Will Powder Blush in Perseverance: Final item is a blush from the Balm Cosmetics. I think Ipsy realized that I chose a blush brush and wanted to pair it with a blush which is a good idea in my book since it can be handy for on the go moments. This blush is a skin brightening blush but what I finding it interesting is that when I reviewed this item it did ask me about highlighters and saw in someone’s review saying it’s better as a blush topper. I will have to see this goes since nice I do love blushes!

Well, that is it for this post! I know it’s a little bit quick, but I do have not much time in posting. So, next post will be my Review Round Up for September and October. Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm October 2020

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BoxyCharm October 2020

BoxyCharm arrived the day after my No Make No Life box and was surprised when it shown up on my doorstep on another Saturday. Not complaining, I’m glad that I got this early like my other subscriptions. This box is the Base Box that includes items from prestige to luxury brands and it allows you to choose one of your products every month! This box is $25 a month too. Let’s see what I got this month!

Beauty Bakerie Breakfast in Bed Shadow Pallet: First up is a product from Beauty Bakerie. To tell you the truth, I haven’t seen any spoilers to know that this brand would be in this month’s box. I’ve tried their blending eggs, their blushes, and a highlighter and now happy to try one of their shadow pallets. This pallet has mattes and shimmers and can wear it any time. I honestly won’t probably wear this to the office but may wear it on an outing since I do turn to neutral looks most of the time. I will have to see how pigmented this pallet is and how I would like it. Retail price is $38.

Luxie Wonderless Brush Set: Next is a brush set from Luxie Beauty. This is an eye shadow brush set that features five brushes to blend shadows on the eyes. I have been using Luxie brushes for a while since I have gotten them I my boxes and love how they blend my makeup! This set retails for $40 since it also comes in a nice handy pouch!

Dose of Colours Concealer: Next up is a product from Dose of Colours and it’s my choice item for this month! This time it’s a concealer and happy to select this. When I saw this as an option, I wanted to try other Dose products after enjoying their liquid lipsticks and one of their lipsticks. I chose the color in Light Medium Neutral since that’s my shade in foundation and concealer, well closest in concealer anyways. This concealer is lightweight and easy to blend and able to cover dark circles and other imperfections. I have to try this out once I’m done with the Revlon concealers I’m using now. This retails for $24.

Soul De Janero Tinted Lip Balm: Next is a product from Soul De Janero and it’s a lip product this time. I’ve tried their body butters and thought they weren’t too bad. When I noticed this in my box, I hope it works b better. This lip butter is supposed to help dry, cracked lips and be able to nourish them with kuku butter, I can’t wait to try this out and see how goes. This retails for $20.

Ace Bouteau Lip Liner Duo: And final product is from Ace Bouteau! Glad to get more lip liners especially from this brand since I’ve enjoyed their Vintage Dawn pallet. This glides onto lips and can also be used to fill them in. These also include a sharpener to keep them on point. I can’t wait to try these out either since I do fill my lips in before liquid lipsticks. This retails for $16.

That completes my BoxyCharm for this month! I already chose my item for November’s box and glad to try newer products from brands I’ve enjoyed. I think I’ve purchased the Luxie brush set but will still use it for my shadows. I am definitely excited about the concealer and shadow pallet since I want to explore more when it comes to Dose of Colours and Beauty Bakerie. With that guys, I leave you all here and next is my Ipsy Glam Bag! Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: October 2020

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Glam Bag Plus October 2020

Even though I got this first before No Make No Life, but I was really excited to post that one over this one so here we go! This subscription is the second tier from Ipsy and it’s $25 a month. They changed it to where you can choose three out of five items from certain groups of items and they choose your first two products. I was happy about my first two items and I think I did pretty good in my choices. Let’s see what I got!

Love Craft Beauty Basic Rituals Eye Shadow Pallet: First up is a pallet from Love Craft Beauty and it’s a shadow pallet! So far so good I’ve been enjoying this brand and when I saw this in my GB Plus this month it made me happy. This is a mix of neutrals, mattes, and metallics that can also be used for a smoky look. It claims that the shadows last for a long time without any smudging, fading, creasing, and fall out which that will be put to the test. All in all, I am glad to get this and have to try it out! This has a value of $35.

Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Setting Powder: I am going to end it at that since it’s a translucent setting powder. Tarte keep it simple! Anyways, When I saw this as a choice from Ipsy I was happy too. I love getting my face makeup needs in my subscriptions since I don’t buy another for a while. I haven’t tried the translucent powders from Tarteand well it has no flashback, it is also supposed to set my makeup for hours. I have to try this out since I tend to set my foundation with translucent powder. Let’s see how it goes! This values for $34.

Doucce Freematic Limited Edition Smoky Pallet: Next up is a product from Doucce which I chose from the first group of items. It was hard to choose until I looked at this one. This contains eight shadows where they are neutral and metallic where you can build up with the top row and work your way through. It also has a highlighter in the pallet that can also be used on the eyes and face. I have to try this pallet to see how it’s like since I did remember getting an eyeliner from these guys years ago and enjoyed it and glad to try this out. This values $65.

Dr. Lip Tint Three Pack in Sweet Potato, Red Radish and Elderberry: Next up is my second choice and that is from Dr. Lip which is a new brand for me. This is a multi-tasking balm and gloss that can be used on the lips and cheeks. Sweet Potato is a pink, Elderberry is a burgundy, and Red Radish is a coral. I did try one of these and saw someone review it and said it wasn’t sticky which I agree. It does feel good on the lips and glad to pick this out since having to wear a mask I can’t really do fancy lip products or be careful for it to rub off so it does stay put for a few minutes until you drink something. I hope to see this brand more in Ipsy in the future especially during the wintertime when people would be having chapped lips all the time, especially when it gets extremely cold in some areas. This pack values for $23.

Aracely Beauty Ojos Perfectos Gel Liner Pencil Duo and Sharpener Set: I know the name is mainly in Spanish but rather just use the English translation after seeing the long name these were given when it’s just eyeliner pencils. Really people, don’t need the really long fancy names! This duo comes with Cinnamon which is a shimmer pencil and Chocolate which is a matte pencil. These pencils are supposed to glide onto the skin with ease which is good and hoping they do that since I prefer an eyeliner pencil to be smooth and of course do like my lines to be more precise and not always run like a liquid which I know it can be tedious. I am also glad that it comes with a sharpener which we need more liner pencils to come with since there are times where I don’t always have a sharpener even while at a convention which I know I will have for Ranger Stop Pop next year. I can’t wait to try these out! This values for $33.

Add-On: And my final item is my add-on for this month and it’s the Dominique Cosmetics Celestial Storm pallet. I did get the Celestial Thunder in BoxyCharm last fall and finally used it when my dad visited. I only used a single shade since I didn’t which ones were in the pallet and no description is on the net but at least I found the descriptions for this pallet and copied it down. I wanted to get this since the Thunder pallet and glad to see it was an add-on through Ipsy for $12 and purchased it. I can create some trio or quad looks from the descriptions from this pallet. I did pack it for the move so hoping I will use it once we get settled into our new place!

That is, its guys! Sorry for the delay since I was busy when it came to life so hoping I will get the last two subscription posts up and I do have a few other posts in mind. So, stay tuned!

No Make No Life November 2020

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No Make No Life November 2020

Even though I got my Glam Bag Plus first I do start with this box since it also comes early. This box came all the way from Tokyo, and it features brands from Japan and Korea for $45 which is $35 plus $10 for shipping. You get eight to nine products whether it’s makeup or skin care. Let’s see what I got this month!

Skin Macaron Lip Balm: First up is a product by Skin Macaron and this is a new brand to me since I started getting this box in August. This brand is known for creating hypoallergenic products for people with sensitive skin. In the little macaron packaging, you get a macaron that has a clear lip balm that you can also use on your lids or under eyes for a gloss look. The flavors you could get in this are grape, pineapple, and choco. I got Choco and it does feel glossy and smooth on my lips. I do have another macaron lip balm which I will be finishing that up but glad to get this in my box since I do love getting lip balms especially when winter is coming soon and of course we do have to wear medical masks. To tell you the truth I’ve gotten acne because of the mask and did have a dry spot above my lips so yeah, I will be using this!

Skin’s Bony Yogurt Wash Off Mud Pack: Next is a mud mask which is by an interesting sounding brand. Skin’s Bony Yogurt. New to me as well! I believe this came from Japan since it mentioned Harajuku. This is a wash off mask that comes in Pink, Green Tea, Yellow, and Black masks for different skin benefits. It does come hard at room temperature and says to warm it up slightly. I don’t go for wash off masks, but I will try this out and see how this goes.

Skin’s Bony Yogurt Mask Pack: Next is a sheet mask which I’m happy about! This doesn’t say much about it except to wash before using and apply lotion. I did take a look and it looks like it’s PH balancing I take it? I will see how this goes!

Sho-Bi Slown Fruits Cheek Color Pallet: Next is a small blush pallet and was surprised to get this in my box! I could have gotten this in either Baby Orange or Coral Pink and it comes with a small brush and in a magnetic case for touch ups on the go. I can’t wait to use this!

Choosy X Mii Lip Pack: I think this is a lip moisture pack by the looks of it since it doesn’t really say much about it. I think it’s all about moisture this month since we are about to go into mid fall by November. I will have to see how this goes.

Choosy X Milky Lip Scrub: Next is a lip scrub from this same collab. I tried this out and it feels good and smells good! You already know that using this helps with getting dead skin off the lips and this also has petroleum and jojoba oil to help with the lips. I will keep on using this since I packed my other lip scrubs for the move.

Peach Leaf Makeup Remover Wipes: Next up are remover wipes from Peach Leaf. Not only that it’s a full-size pack too! Whenever I get wipes from any other subscription it is usually travel size but nope! These are a full-on pack! These are made with peach leaf oil to help with taking makeup off with one swipe and keep it moisturized as well when it comes to the skin. I know some makeup wipes make the claim that it will take makeup off in one swipe but have to put that to the test and see if it’s true. I am glad to get these though!

Nail Stand: Sorry for not having the brand for this but this was an interesting gadget since this is supposed to be something where you can put your toe or finger on the ring and you do your nails as a way to keep them stable while painting them. It also has a suction cup to stay on the table. I will have to use this since I do tend to have a hard time painting my nails. I will have to try and use this even while putting on press on nails. Let’s see how it goes!

Well guys that is it for this post! I’m happy about this box and I used the face mask after getting this box and it felt pretty good. I have to try out the mud mask and see how that goes. Also, I am excited about the lip scrub, lip balm, and even used the blush compact since this post is going up on a Sunday which is a few days after getting this box. I can’t wait for what December’s box holds because so far this box has been really good and not complaining! Next up is Glam Bag Plus! Stay tuned!

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

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

 

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

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with another review.

 

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!