THe Favorites Quadrant: May & June 2019

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with another post!

May and June Favorites 2019!

It’s that time again and that’s my favorites for May and June! We’re already halfway through this year and already heading into July which I can’t believe it. Before I know it it will be one year since I started working an actual job! Let’s see ‘what I liked and what I thought about my subscriptions!

Subscription Thoughts:

Well, these two months were really good for BoxyCharm, Ipsy, and Glam Bag Plus while May was very disappointing for Allure and June was better for it. All I have to say is that to any box subscription that may tumble onto this post I do have to say is that not everyone likes to self-tan!!! I know we all want to look like people in California and Florida with their bronze tanned skin but not everyone likes to do that even with how it can be patchy and the process to get to having that even tan is even more annoying. I am still thinking back to Good Luck Charlie where Teddy had her tanning session with a spray one messed up because Charlie took the timer that she was using and turned orange. I even remembered a pic that Jen put in of a girl having a really dark hand on her mouth and her loved ones thought she was being kidnapped but no she screwed up the tan. Again, I am not into self-tanning and I don’t want to look like an orange at work and have my co-workers ask me, “What happened to you?” When I have really nice light to medium skin and to me we should embrace our skin tone sometimes me of those chemicals can be dangerous. I did toss out the two San Tropes tanners that Allure and BoxyCharm sent me including the glove that came with the one from BoxyCharm because I am not using it neither the face mist from Allure because I prefer keeping my foundation shade thank you very much. So, rant over! There is one product I am really loving and that is the Tarte Be Naturally You pallet from this month’s BoxyCharm! I have been using this pallet for work looks and I love how pigmented and smells amazing! I keep my pallet on top of my work makeup box. On my vanity. I was also excited for these boxes because May was my first Glam Bag Plus and so far my first two months they have been amazing until one item and that is the Girllactic lip balm pencil that I was using. I have been using lip pencils as lip colors and well when I wore this underneath my lip pencil and my lip gloss from Allure this month it felt a bit drying, well too during and it felt a bit numbing. Even though I love lip balms and everything but I feel like these are a bit drying and whishing it felt like more of one those lip crayons from Wet N Wild and other brands that are more of a chubby stick not a sharpening pencil. Plus the glitter effect makes it more drying and I hope they could change these to the chubby stick instead. I am glad to try this brand finally and same with Suba Beauty with the Hydroliner which is an interesting product and glad to see what it was about. It was easy to apply because it was not like liquid liner and I didn’t feel it run either. It was very controlled due to it using water rather not being a liquid liner. I hope I get to try these more for being such a great and interesting product and I don’t feel like Benji from Good Charlotte. And lastly, I did the collaboration with Tetris that Ipsy had done for June because it shows that we can love video games as beauty enthusiasts and I do like the items in the collection except the lip balms because they’re drying. The shadows are great and blendable and I do love the brushes! I did get two of my friends the shadow pallets and they love them which makes me happy! I hope more brands do this because we’re all nerds! I know Wet N Wild will be doing Pac Man this year not sure when but I know it’s soon. I can’t wait to see what July brings me for my boxes!

Beauty Faves:

Maybelline Studio Fix Setting Spray: First is a making setting spray and it’s from Maybelline and that is their Face Studio Setting Spray. I found this through Shipt on Target and decided to get it. What I like is this is bigger than the Wet N Wild ones because I have to get two of those to last me two months but this one has lasted me since the end of May to now and we’re going into July. I do have a drawback though where I do like how it makes my makeup stay and it doesn’t feel so itchy but if you spray too close your makeup becomes splotchy! Gondras noticed since he moved in and then a supervisor did and man it was embarrassing! I did start spraying a bit farther but what sucks is that I can’t find this anymore on SHipt. I did find it on CVS’ selection but it was a different one from this but too pricey. Here in Florida the CVS locations upcharge like crazy when I get most of this lesser than them. I did start getting NYX again so I am going to see how that goes.

Fair’s Cucumber and Witch Hazel Toner: The past month and a half or more I have been into toners again all thanks to the Momond Rose Toner I got in Allure and decided to look into the drugstore ones since that one is $30 and this one I have been using is $7.50 at Target and it does smell weird but it does help my skin. It does have a nice cooling effect and use it twice a day to keep my skin healthy. I do have their rose one to see how that goes and glad I got into toners again!

Formula 10.06 Rescue Me Blemish Treatment and Mark Gel: Next are two skin care favorites from Formula 10.06 or was it 1006? Anyways, I got into this brand all thanks to Ipsy sending me the Three Times Sublime in one of my bags and fell in love with that which next post I will be doing the brands I bought from my subscriptions. These two items are gels to help with acne blemishes and spots after they dissolved and it has been helping out so far. The Rescue Me gel even smells very good and I put that on before the Mark Gel so it would help with shrinking the blemishes and their marks that they would leave behind. I am glad this brand is good for sensitive skin people which is pretty important to me. I will keep on using this brand.

Three Quarter Sleeve Tops: Next is a fashion item and that is three quarter sleeve tops. Since I’m working it’s important to dress the part and I’ve been shopping around on Amazon for work clothing and I find it a lot of fun lately since I’m doing it for myself and no one is doing it for me. I remembered one time I asked my mom to get me clothes for interviews and any work experiences and I made the mistake of saying get some with some designs and got stuff with prints from the 1980s from what Gondras had told me. Heck, a pair of pants was a good example with the orange and red patterns. I should have stuck with saying solids and when I started to shop for myself I started with getting more solid colored tops and bottoms which I have gotten a nice pencil skirt on Amazon and just got a navy one since I loved the white one so much. I like the three quarter sleeve tops the most because they’re really comfortable and come in a variety of colors and styles. I have three with scoop necks and one with a V-neck to it and man I love them! I am going back for two more of the V-necks and glad I found these!

Well guys, that’s it for this bi-monthly favorites! I will be doing a post on brands I buy from that I have gotten in my subscriptions since there are some I do buy from them due to how I have enjoyed what I’ve sampled. SO, stay tuned for that!

The Book Quadrant: The Extinction Agenda by. Michael Lawrence

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with a new review!

The Extinction Agenda by. Michael Lawrence

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

Jason Mason and his team of F. B. I. Agents stumble upon a discovery of a deadly virus created to end human life but when the place they were looking into as a possible hideout goes up in flame and his team including his partner get killed on the mission, James knows that there is a piece missing to all of this and wonders how the people behind the virus are finding out that he was coming after them?

After being obsessed to find the clues and the links, James ends up losing his wife who tried getting close to the investigation and now he has to piece the clues and find out about a man that has been found at any historical periods of this virus being made and used and meets one of the test subjects to find those pieces out. What does he find out? Well, that is one answer that this book shows!

My Thoughts: I was on the edge of my seat every moment of this book! This was a really good suspense mystery from beginning to end! I felt like the main character was going to die almost every time while reading it. I did get the Resident Evil vibe while reading it too. The image of skeletons burnt still invade my thoughts even took me back to the Castlevania anime series which I don’t want to spoil that either.

I would say is that you would never thought that a virus could be made but it can and how it could be used against humanity. This is basically Man vs. Man due to how much it was revealed towards the end even after meeting Alehandra who survived being tested on with this kind of virus to find her sister along with it. I did like how she played a huge part in the rest of the book since she did want to have revenge like James did for his wife but it was for her sister. I don’t want to give too much away but they are related in this book. I did find the reveal of the bad guys towards the end even more interesting because you would not think who the key players were until you read it to the end. And one more thing, I did like how tech was played in this book because as a tech nerd myself even with Adaptive Tech that sattleites can be used to detect you and your body heat. I found that really interesting when it was set in winter throughout the rest of the book. It can show that tech can be a scary thing even with how the bad guys were using it throughout the book. I would say just give it a good read!

Rating: Five Star Paw Prints Out of Five! This was a very awesome book if you’re into Resident Evil and other books that deal with medical science and technology. It was an edge-of-your-seat book where you would think someone would die but people still survive no matter how the odds are stacked against them. If there was a sequel planned, I think I would like to know since the final message from one of the bad guys was kind of cryptic and how files were going to be looked at in the end. I did like the clues that dealt with using chemical symbols from the Perodic Table and how each place was being destroyed to keep it under wraps. I hope there would be a second one because I want to see what happens next and what they find even if it didn’t look like there is a hook!

Well, that is it guys for this review! I am glad to get another one up after so long and hoping to get one up soon since I am reading the third installment the Librarian’s Vampire Assistant. What’s next? My May and June Favorites!
The Extinction Agenda by. Michael Lawrence

The Interview Quadrant: Nobu & Sawa at Omni Fandom Expo 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with another Omni video!

Interview with Nobu and Sawa at Omni Fandom Expo!

Yes! We got to interview Sawa and also Nobu at Omni Fandom Expo. Last year when Sawa first came to Omni I was hoping to interview her but her schedule got full and when we thought we had a chance another press team got that slot instead but never shown up. One rule about press is show up to all interviews when scheduled.

Anyways, when there was an announcement about her coming back closer to the con, I sent that email right away with our interview requests! Nobu was also added onto us at the convention since I think either Gondras asked or the radio station person who is their handler, from the Fan by the way, asked if he could join in. We said or they said, “Sure!” It’s been month’s guys and I was ill after the con so I forgot what took place. It was an honor though to interview them since they are the first Japanese guests we ever gotten an interview with. Yes, you read that right! These two are the first guests from Japan we ever interviewed! And of course, in case if you’re wondering during the video, Sawa did translate my questions and GOndras’ answers for Nobu so you get to hear that in case of questions. Plus, give this video some love by liking it since it has no views. I know it’s sad but hey now we can say we got to interview Japanese music guests even in our new pamphlets when we get those printed again.

Well, that is it for our Omni stuff. Normally we would have events recorded but first the Marvel Musical didn’t allow it and I mostly went to night time events that were 18+ and of course we did mostly Press Booth this year. There is always 2020 and of course aiming for another year at RangerStop! What is next? Another book review, my Favorites for May and June, and of course maybe a Fairy Tail review coming up whenever I finish the Eclipse Zodiac Arc. Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: Tetris X Ipsy Collab

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with a beauty review!

Ipsy X Tetris Collection!

It’s been a while since I have reviewed beauty stuff on here and glad to get back to it on here again. Most of the time it’s on YouTube. Due to my mini tripod falling apart this is the only way of doing my review on the Ipsy X Tetris Collection!

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

This month marks thirty-five years since the game has been released. It started on Atari and then moved up to the Game Boy and has been a favorite for many people. Even there is a rave song called “We Love Tetris.” I think and remembered the song at the JACON Holiday Masquerade years ago. Ipsy has collaborated with the game to create a makeup collection!

What’s In It? This collaboration includes two six pan pallets in Game On and Block Party alongside a highlighter, two lip glosses, three lip balms, and five eye brushes. If you guys are subscribed to the regular Glam Bag or Glam Bag Plus you probably received elements from this collection. In the regular bag, you could have either received an eye shadow single from the pallets, a lip balm, or gloss, or even the brushes. While GBP, you could have either received the full pallet in Game On or Block Party.

Trying On Products: I decided to give the brushes a try and used the Block Party pallet which is the bolder pallet between the two. I used the bottom row three shadows which they were really pigmented while putting them on. I did use the brushes for the look which they included a flat shader, a brow brush, a crease brush, a fluffy blender, and a packing brush. I used the packing to put on the third shade on the bottom row, the crease brush for the middle bottom shadow, and the flat shader for my brow with the lighter shade in the row. I did blend them together with the blending brush. I did use the brow brush to apply my brow items as in spreading the Control Freak gel from NYX and then applied the Tame & Frame in Chocolate from NYX and set it with my BrowGal Pencil since I wanted to try it out that I got in my Allure Beauty Box. The brushes did feel really soft and I did like the handles. They start from the Farrell in a box shape and then end at a rounded point and the bristles were really soft too especially the one for brows because I remembered getting one set of brushes that a very stiff brow brush. Plus the bristles did fit my eye area very well because they were not too big but just right!

Besides trying out the shadows I did try out another item I did get and that is the Suba Beauty Hydro Liner in Grease. I was a major curious kitten about these liners since I heard about them on Beauty News and glad to get one in Glam Bag Plus. It was hard trying to get the water in the cap but managed to do so. It was easy to apply the liner because you don’t need a lot of water to wet the brush and dab the liner on. It was very smooth in application and it didn’t skip either like pencils and other types of eyeliner do. I like this formula so far and it’s an interesting product for what it is. I have to try other ones to see how they perform.

I did like the highlighter as well since it did go on very well. It is a gold highlighter from what I am hearing and you get a deluxe size of it in the entire collection if you were to buy it from the Ipsy Offers. The lip balms are pretty smooth but to me they need more moisture to them. I did get one of them in my Glam Bag and even they are supposed to have a sheer tint but I feel like my lips are a little drying. I do like the smell though. And finally, the lip gloss is slightly sticky but it is pretty good in application. It has more of a flat brush to apply which does make sense for a formula like this. I have to keep on wearing it more to see how I like it.

Final Thoughts: This collection was pretty good for what you get if you bought the entire thing. Even though the value is over a hundred but to me it felt more of a $75 value due to the lip balms being slightly drying. I did enjoy the brushes and how well they performed and how soft they were even with applying the shadows I used. The shadow pallet is pretty pigmented for what you get in it. I will have to wear these more to get more use out of these. The highlighter is nice but I wish they made it bigger because my brush couldn’t fit the entire square. I think it would have worked as a bigger square or as a cube of loose highlighter. I wished they made more items for this collection or switched the lip balms and keep the lip glosses and released another highlighter or maybe a blush to go with it. Just saying.

Rating: 4 Star Paw Prints Out of 5! I felt this was a pretty good collection and did like the brushes, the gloss, the highlighter and of course the shadows. The Suba eyeliner was also good too. I hope Ipsy makes more beauty collaborations like these because gaming has been a big part of most people’s lives. Heck, Wet N Wild is releasing a Pac Man Collection soon which is interesting. One game I would like a brand to take on is either Final Fantasy or Banjo Kazooie because there are tons of colors to use from those two games, especially the bright colors since we rarely see enough bright shadow pallets.

Well, that is it for this review! It feels good to talk about a collection after so long. You can see my look on Instagram which my profile name is Mari Blue Cat. Next time will be the interview with Sawa and Nobue!

The Interview Quadrant: Tia Ballard At Omni Fandom Expo 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Time for our interview with…

Tia Ballard from Fairy Tail at Omni Fandom Expo 2019!

Yes! We got to interview Tia Ballard at this year’s Omni Fandom Expo. When I saw her being announced I was so excited because she played a lot of cat characters and that includes Aries from Cat Planet Cuties (Anyone from Anime Sushi, I have to put this as a note, it is the translated name that Funimation put so please respect!) Rag Doll from My Hero Academia which you can catch on Funimation’s streaming app and of course Happy from Fairy Tail! I just realized while watching Part 19 last night since I finally bought it recently that we interviewed both Happy and Natsu, Todd Haberkorn, and of course Brittney Karbowski from the main cast of characters. Hoping we get to meet the others like Jad Saxton, Carla, didn’t get a chance with David Walde back in 2015’s Omni, Gojeel, and of course Colleen Clinkebeard, Erza. I think I should do a list of people we want to interview on here since we have met the Steve Blim goal.

Anyways, enjoy the interview! Next will be my review on the Tetris X Ipsy because guys my mini tripod fell apart and no way of putting it back together. I will purchase a new one so hoping that can be soon since I want to do another Makeup Story Time for you guys. Stay tuned for that and after that I will be posting my video interview with Nobu and Sawa.

The Beauty Quadrant: Allure Beauty Box June 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back again! Yes, another post for you all today! Let’s get into it!

Allure Beauty Box June 2019!

It came today on my doorstep and I was surprised when it did. I was kind of sad at first on finding out what was in it until I took a closer look. This box is $15 a month but if you subscribe anytime it will be $5 off and you get a gift on top of it. Not only that, you get seven deluxe to full-size items in this box as well. Last month was a bit of a disappointment but let’s see what June has to offer!

Makeup Floss Lip Gloss: First is a lip gloss and it’s from Makeup Floss which is an interesting name. This is a lightweight gloss with some shine and it is a squeeze tube with a doe foot applicator. It is very lightweight since I did try it out after coming home with Gondras for an important thing we had to do. It did stay pretty well and it was kind of sticky but not too much like the Dominique one. This retails for $16 and have to see how it goes from here!
Skin Context Vitamin C Eye Cream: Next is a full-size eye cream but mostly a gel. I normally don’t wear these items since I feel like it’s not really needed but then I read in the tiny pamphlet through Open Book that I can use it as an eye base which I have to try out. Let’s see how that goes. The person talking about this said she sees immediate results of de-puffing so I have to see about it. I did just place it on top of my NYX Light Concealer which I use under my eyes which they did the same thing and will see about it. This item retails for $35.
Moroccan Oil Treatment: Next is a hair care product and that is the Moroccan Oil Treatment! I love these since it helps keep my hair from going crazy all the time. Basically from the pamphlet that person using it puts this on their hair after washing it. Perfect for me since my hair does tangle up a little bit even while sleeping. This item retails for $44.
Eau Thermail Avine Thermal Spring Water Spray: The next item is a can of thermal spring water from Avine France. This is meant to help with hot, irritated dry skin. I do have dry skin and never tried out a spray like this until just a few seconds ago because I did go into the Florida heat plus breeze, I do live on the coast now, to throw some stuff into our dumpster. Not bad so far but have to give it more tries despite its fancy name. It did say that it would help people with sensitive skin which I have to see if it does. This product retails for $18.50!
BrowGal Eye Pencil: Next is an eyebrow pencil that also has a spooly. I heard of this brand before and I think I got them in a BoxyCharm and traded the pencil off. This has more of a waxier consistency and I will see how it goes! This item retails for $23.SGX NYC’s three In One Dry Texture Spray: The final item is a three-in-one texturing spray from SGX. This is a texture spray, a dry shampoo, and a hair spray in one. Sounds like something someone can travel with. I did try it out and it doesn’t feel heavy at all. Normally my hair feels a bit heavy after putting so many hair products and glad to get this sample then. This item retails for $7.

What Have I finished from Allure? I finished everything, well almost everything in last month’s box! I threw away the expholiating powder because it caused my skin to break out unfortunately. I also didn’t like the feeling when it turned into a paste either. I am sorry but this was not my favorite. The Modelco eye shadow ran out too easily despite how big the sample was. I wished it was full-size so I could enjoy it more. The Amore Pacific moisturizer was okay but not my cup of tea either because it felt like it wasn’t doing much for my skin and yet that in full-size was over a hundred dollars. I still haven’t received my replacement for my lip gloss which sucks! And the Lenege cream was just okay but lost the cap. I do have to say that this month beats last month’s box because I can use these products without worry.

So yes, I will continue with this box since like many months sometimes the products aren’t always great but other times they are and I am glad this month made me happy. I will update by the favorites post if the spring water mist didn’t irritate my skin and how well the eye gel works with my eye shadows. What is next? My interview with Tia Ballard!

The Beauty Quadrant: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back! I am back with another subscription box!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2019!

My second Glam Bag Plus has arrived and I loved it! This is an upgraded version of the regular Glam Bag where you pay $25 a month and get full-size items from more high end and luxury brands. You can just upgrade to this or get both the bag and this subscription together. So far so good I’ve been loving it! Let’s see what I got this time!

Suba Beauty Hydro Liner in Grease: First is a product from Suba Beauty and it is the Hydro Liner. I heard of these guys all thanks to Beauty News and finding their products at Riley Rose and Vivi even talked about them especially this product. It is basically a water activated eyeliner as in you get a out of this eyeliner and it’s like those Crayola water color paints where it’s completely dry and you take water into the cap and lightly touch your brush into the water and lightly touch one area of the product and draw your line on your eye or other parts of the face since you can also do detailing for makeup effects. They gave anyone who got this Grease which is a black color but you can buy other colors even UV activated ones that activate under black lights. So, anyone going to Electric Daisy Carnival or Electric Forest this may be your product. I can’t wait to try this out myself since I never seen a product quite like this before and I do like unique makeup products that I can use and I am planning on doing a video on the Tetris collab and may use this! Speaking of that collab…
Tetris X Ipsy Shadow Pallet in Game On: If you’re subscribed to this subscription then you got one of the Tetris themed eye shadow pallets and if you are with the Glam Bag itself then you would probably got a shadow from the two pallets. These are six pan pallets with colors named and based on the game Tetris which this one is more neutral based while the other is more colorful. I am gifting the one I got here and picked up from my add-ons which is Block Party to gift to my friends since I did buy the collection. I did forget to mention my add-ons so I will do that at the end then!
Trestique Matte Lip Crayon Plus Shiny Balm in Belize Bordeaux and Grenache Balm: Another product from Trestique and this time its full size. I love this brand because they are so easy even after a busy day at work. This is a matte lip color and a lip balm in one and when you receive it you have the lip color at the top and the balm at the bottom like a pencil. It says on the page you can wear them together or on their own where with together you do the pointy end by filling in your lips and then put the balm on top for the shiny effect. The color is pretty berry from what I read which I can’t wait to use!
Girlactic 3-in-1 Lip Sparkle Balm Duo in Periwinkle and Twinkle: I finally get to try this brand! I wanted to ever since I heard about them through Young Wild and Polished and glad to get them in this box! They are stick glitter lip balms which they are basically pencils. When I saw them in my box when it arrived I was surprised with how they looked since I wasn’t expecting them to look like this. I did try one on last night and it feels so light and smooth. Periwinkle gives a light lilac color while Twinkle is a light pink and you can wear these alone or under a lip color or on top of a liquid lipstick which is kind of fun. I will have to keep on using these then!
Sunday Riley C. E. O. Vitamin C Enriched Hydrating Cream: Final item for this month is by Sunday Riley. I never tried this brand before and have heard of them all over YouTube and was surprised to get this in my box this month. It claims that it contains highly potent Vitamin C to help repair and moisten skin and won’t leave the skin overly greasy. It also helps prevent ageing even from environmental stress. Hmm I don’t have that much aging with my face since I do look young for my age but I do love moisturizers and have been wanting to try other ones. I did remember trying a Vitamin C moisturizer in the past from Sylvester Stallone’s wife’s brand but it made my skin feel weird. I hope this doesn’t do that since I do use different moisturizers for sensitive skin. Let’s see what happens!

My Other Add-Ons: Since I mentioned one of them, I did get two other add-ons and they are the Prism Cover Shot Pallet from Smashbox and the Huda Beauty Matte Lip in Sugar Momma. I know I have not used my other Smashbox pallet yet but when I saw it I had to get it since I wanted to try more Smashbox items since I have not given them much love and heard some mixed reviews about this so let’s see what happens. While Huda Beauty their liquid matte formula is so comfortable that I wanted to try more and glad that this was an add-on and it even looks great with my Dominique lip gloss from my BoxyCharm this month!

Well, that is it for this month’s box. Yet another awesome one! I can’t wait what July brings for this box since so far so good it brought me really awesome products and they do cater to my profile unlike BoxyCharm with sending me a self-tanner. So, what’s next? It’s my Allure Beauty Box!

The Beauty Quadrant: BoxyCharm June 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back again from traveling the vast universe! I am back again with another monthly subscription!

BoxyCharm June 2019!

It is that time again for BoxyCharm which is a $21 a month subscription where you get five full size items and sometimes a deluxe size and it is worth over a hundred dollars. This month’s theme is Boxy Get Away and let’s see what I got!

Tarte Be You Naturally Pallet: First is a pallet from Tarte Cosmetics! Apparently they teamed up with BoxyCharm to create this neutral shadow pallet that contains four mattes and four shimmers. This was made with Amazonian Clay and it is filled with bronze and brown shades. I did wear this one to work today and it felt like I didn’t wear anything all day. It did blend very well and glad to try something new. This is $36 and it’s in the same format as the Rainforest of the Sea pallet. I did see they were giving out the newest Rainforest but I didn’t get that one and plus they were also giving the Pro Glow 3 Face Pallet which I already have one since Ulta did a sale. I am not mad at this which did work out. I will be wearing the other four shades to get more of a feel for this pallet. I do have to say is that I am getting back into Tarte even though they still need to step out of the box into color.
Touch & Soul No Poreblem Prime Essence: Next is another product from Touch & Sol which is a Korean skin care brand from what I have tried. I did finish the other No Poreblem primer but I didn’t like it much due to it making y skin even drier than it has. When I found out about this item being in the box I was kind of wary if it will cause the same thing. It claims to have a weird spelling of a flower in it which is supposed to tighten pores. I will have to see how my skin does well with this one since me kind of feel like this is a brand meant for the oily skin types. This is retaining doe $23.
Dominique Cosmetics Lemonade Lip Gloss: Next is a lip gloss from Dominique Cosmetics. I heard good things about this brand it was developed by YouTube star Kristen Dominique which I have been rarely watching and she has made her own brand which is great! There were two glosses and I think I was like everyone else getting Peach Tea and it goes well with my Sugar Mama Liquid Lipstick from Huda Beauty that I got as an extra in Glam Bag Plus. I will get to that box next! This is a sheer peachy gloss and it is very comfortable despite some tackiness. I will have to keep wearing it! This retails for $17.
San Tropes Tanning Mousse and Mit: As you guys know I am not a self-tanning person so I tossed this and the mit. I am sorry but I am not going through it and plus I am happy with my light to medium skin tone. Next! Also if anyone wants to know, this retails for $24.50.
Dirty Little Secret Lip Liner: Finally, I got a lip pencil! I normally didn’t like these but after using one of the Illumasqua lip pencils as my lip color I am liking them. I think I prefer the wooden pencil ones over the mechanical ones because they don’t break so easily. I can’t wait to wear this once I get to it. This retails for $15.

Well, that is it for this box! So far so good I have enjoyed the lip gloss and the pallet and I will see how the face primer works this time and can’t wait for the lip pencil. I am sorry for wasting the tanning mousse since I am not into self-tanning. I didn’t even check it off on my quiz which I hope they notice that tidbit on my profile if they are going with profiles. Let’s see what July brings! So, now onto Glam Bag Plus! Stay tuned!

THe Beauty Quadrant: Ipsy June 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am sorry for not posting lately since I have been really busy at work. The good news is I did get something in the mail!

Ipsy June 2019!

Well, it’s that time again! I got my Ipsy Glam Bag and this is the regular bag that costs $10 a month and you get four to six samples each month based on your profile. The thing is what you checked off is not always guaranteed in your makeup bag. Also you get a makeup bag with your stuff, which this month is a collaboration with Tetris!It’s their anniversary this month and they not only they have a makeup collection which I picked up and will be doing a video soon but they also did different color bags which I got the purple one! Yay! Now onto the items!

Etat Libre De Orange I am Trash Perfum: I am spelling the rest of the French on that because it is one long name! I am so happy to get a perfume again. Yes, it is not guaranteed that you would get certain items and I was hoping to get the perfumes sometimes because they have really awesome scents and when I got this in the mail I was happy! This is made with upcycled products including cedar wood extract, strawberry and other products and it’s also unisex too. I did smell this and it does remind me of a cologne almost but I do smell the strawberry the most. It’s a very musky scent even though it’s supposed to be a fresh scent. It does smell fresh in a musky way and loving it! And yes, this is a brand in France.
Tetris X Ipsy Lip Balm in N00B: Next is something from the Tetris collab and that is one of the lip balms in N00B! I remembered this was an old term used in table top roleplaying games and also Rocket Power. This is a smoothing and moisturizing lip balm has hahoba oil and it is very sheer. I can’t wait to use this since I do love lip balms.
Pharmacy Hydrating Gel Sheet Mask Duo: Next is a first in this bag and that is a pair of sheet masks and they are from Pharmacy! Ever since trying the Tacha ones in BoxyCharm in January, I marked I wanted to try more sheet masks and didn’t get them until I joined Glam Bag Plus last month where I got them. I did say I loved them and guess what? I got them this month in my Glam Bag. These masks are packed with coconut water, hyrolanic acid, and cucumber water to bring hydration. I tried one and they aren’t lying! My skin was much moisturized after using this mask but what I don’t like is how they are packaged as in so many layers to get through. At least all of my other masks they are easy to unfold and place on my face. Wait, actually there is also a brightening one that contains purple broccoli extract but still the one I used did feel really good. I hope to get more sheet masks in the future because they are great to have even after a long day or week of work.
Flied Nail Polish in Secret Project Robot: Another nail polish this month! I am so happy to get new nail polishes to try and this time it’s from a brand called Fluide and this is a polish in the color Secret Project Robot which is a navy blue. I love blue polishes and glad to get this one. They do claim to be chip resistant but to me all polishes chip no matter what you do so I am used to it. I will have to try this one out!
Pixie by Petra Lip Lift Max in Sheer Rose: Final item is from Pixie! This is their Lip Lift Max in Sheer Rose. So far so good I have been loving Pixie and glad to try them in my Glam Bag whenever I get them. This is a peptide enriched lip glory with chamomile and aloe to soothe lips. I did like how this came as a lip gloss and I did try it and it felt nice after wearing it. I felt like I was wearing an ice and beneficial gloss. I hope to get more items from this brand as time goes on.
What Have I Finished? Let’s see what I finished from Ipsy! I did finish the Marc Anthony Curl Cream and the Grow Strength Hair Mask! I wished they put the curl cream in a container like another one they have which is better and more sanitary and plus less messy when getting the product or put it in a medium sized tube like they do with the Ipsy sample which would be easier. I am not sure if they have the hair mask but it did feel nice after using it. I also finished the Tarte face primer which it did feel nice. It did smell good too but I do love my Hydro Touch from NYX.

Well, that is it for this post! I am glad to finish it up since I did start it the other day when I first got my Ipsy and due to being busy I almost forgot. Hey, it happens! Stay tuned for my BoxyCharm items!

Adaptive Tech Quadrant: The OrCam: THe Better E-Sight

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the universe! Time to take a little detour with a new tech gadget!

OrCam: The Better E-Sight!

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

Not kidding either. For those who are new in this Nerd Universe, back in January I tried a device called E-Sight. Gondras’ mom saw it on the Rachael Ray show and how someone was able to see again with this device and that it would help with my eye condition. So, I was placed on the waiting list for a while until they contacted me in January. Even though Gondras and I were skeptical, it felt like we were told it would. Guess what? It didn’t and tired seeing about success stories and the website didn’t show any. Even some someone I knew from a support group did try it but didn’t return all of his vision but did see some. So yes, good to know about these things since I had a feeling that it wouldn’t work and it didn’t since I couldn’t see my dad at all and the prisms didn’t refract to do what it needed to do since I learned more about prisms in my Human Eye class.

Now onto the new toy! OrCam on the other hand is a device clipped onto a pair of glasses or you can clip it onto your own pair of glasses but best to do it with plastic frames like the ones you have seen me wear in a few videos. This is a mini camera where you can point and have it take pictures and read out text, read out labels on a bottle or a can and other items, color, and a lot more. It’s Seeing A. I. but on steroids! Also, there is a version where it just reads but I tried the Seeing A. I. version and I used it on my 3DS. Thank you Florida Vision Tech for this demo and coming to demo at the Center for the Visually Impaired.

How Did It Work? A lot better than E-Sight! Yes, it was a little tricky trying to get my finger to point and listen for the shutter since some people were talking. Good thing is that there was a Bluetooth speaker connected since this is also a Bluetooth device which is a major bonus due to how there are Bluetooth devices for anything even earbuds. I tried it out with my 3Ds because I remembered years ago at MegaCon Orlando 2017 that Troy Baker yelled out about finding ways of making gaming accessible and after seeing OrCam for my first time it had my gears turning in my head. When I heard about this demo I wanted to see about how it will read off the dual screens. Even one of my co-workers during lunch said it should. When I had it on, I pointed at the screens and it read out the battery charge at first which it was 10% which didn’t know I had that much left. Then I tried to see about reading the text the Pokémon team I have on my bottom screen and it did. One of my other co-workers was surprise I was playing a Pokémon game after hearing a Pokémon name. I didn’t hear the feedback from OrCam but now I know it does work! It doesn’t work with stylized fonts. Hey, it works!

I did over hear some of the other students and the Florida Vision Tech people helping them and how they used it such as finding French on the creamer bottle which it does read Spanish and French, even the face recognition where if you have someone turn their face to have OrCam catch it and then record their name then whenever you see that person again with it it will recognize them! Could be handy for me when there are a lot of people at different tables at conventions like RangerStop for example? Sometimes I get people mixed up when it’s loud in one space. Anyways, I did ask about object recognition and they said that’s in the works since there were times where people at any vendor tables told me to look around but had to point at my cane as a way of saying, “Hey, can’t see!” At least I don’t have that issue with anyone I have shopped from before.

Do I Want It? Yes! Oh man yes! Even though this is in the thousands, this item will help me out in being able to see and many other people do this as well. No wonder this thing appeared on the Dr. Phil show since it is something we can use. Good thing is that it’s compact and portable and you can wear it on a lanyard if need be. Also, like security systems, appliances, and other smart thermostats, you can control the settings with an app and that is what I may do since I could only do bits of text but setting it to automatic read would be the best for me if I get my paws on this.

If you’re visually impaired and heard of E-Sight and OrCam I would say look into OrCam more because this has more success so far for what has been shown in person and plus it does run on better tech than E-Sight since prisms have to refract at certain angles in order to produce the light necessary when going through the eye. Unlike OrCam it’s just cameras and audio.

Well guys! If you have a vendor in your part of the universe at an American Council for the Blind or National Federation of the Blind Convention in your state or going to the national one in Las Vegas in July check this device out if it’s on display. While me, it looks like Go Fund Me will be happening because this thing can help me out greatly. Stay tuned on Twitter on news whenever it goes up.

That is it guys! I will put the Dr. Phil clip for you guys to see and again thanks Florida Vision Tech! And next Adaptive Tech item is…ugh…The Tap! Until next time!