The Beauty Quadrant: The Bad & Boring Tag!

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

The Bad & Boring MakeUp Tag!

This is a new tag flying around on YouTube and that is the Bad & Boring MakeUp Tag where people get to talk about what’s bad or boring to them. A little disclaimer, not all products are so amazing that the angels will be singing their praises even Jacklyn Hill would tell you to buy it like she always does. There are duds within makeup and I will be talking about those and they are based on my own opinion so please respect.

Makeup finish you don’t like? Okay, first question up is this one! It’s hard to choose because I only really stick to one foundation and that is the Phot Focus line from Wet N Wild and I can’t really say if I don’t like the finish. I do love it because it doesn’t break me out but I would say having a foundation with SPF so I would put it under Protection Finish. I can’t really do anything with SPF in it even though I live in a coastal town right now and I do go outside to get some fresh air during morning break and well SPF makeup breaks me out. For instance, I tried a moisturizer from Paula’s Choice I got back in my Ipsy August 2014 bag and that broke me out and when I got the IT Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 20 I think and used it in Miami I came back with a big zit on my face. So I can’t do that finish at all. Heck, I gave a co-worker my Yensa foundation sample I got in my Ipsy bag due to the SPF in it.
The Worst Mascara You’ve Ever Tried? I would say the L’Oréal Feline Noir would be the worst one I have ever tried. The thing is that Miss Manga was discontinued and you all know that is my Ride or Die especially with cosplaying and when I saw that they discontinued it I was really sad and even sadder when I had to toss my final tube after it drying out but had one last good use. Before it was discontinued, at the same time they released the Feline Noir and I loved and still use the Colossal Cat Eye from Maybelline and thought that this would be similar but it did NOTHING to my lashes. It felt like my lashes had nothing on them when I wore it. I know when I have mascara on when my lashes are curled and separated like no other and that my natural length is being shown! This one nope! I felt like I just have my shadow and liner and nothing else. Oh yes, it was supposed to be the next Miss Manga but this is not it! Please L’Oréal bring back my beloved Miss Manga!
One Thing You’ve Tried Once and Threw Away: I would have to give it to Ribbon from COlour Pop. If you remembered that Colour Pop did a Hello Kitty collection and you know me with Sanrio items that I must have almost all of them. When I saw this collection was on sale, I saw the lipstick Ribbon on sale and it was a Matte Liquid Lipstick I think? I know they have various formulas and I was excited to get this one since it was in the iconic Hello Kitty red ribbon color that you see on her. This one turned me into Suicide Squad live-action Harley Quin! As in, it smudged all over my face! It did not stay in one place it just went all over and I had to toss it. I could not salvage it with lip liner or even my beloved E. L. F. Lip Primer would save it. I had to throw it out even if it was limited edition. I also admit another product but it took me a few tries before throwing it away and that is or they were the Girlactic Lip Balm pencils I got in my Glam Bag Plus a month ago. These were very drying and hard to sharpen! IT would be one thing if they put these in a chubby stick form or made it more of those automatic pencil type ones since it can be easier to bring up rather than sharpen a pencil because I could hardly fit these in my E. L. F. cosmetic pencil sharpener. I had to toss them.
Most Boring Shadow Pallets You Own? Hmm…that is hard! If I were to pick I would have to give it to the shadow pallet from one of the Ulta sets I got in 2017 which I got in a mint case? I forgot the name of it but that was a pretty boring eye shadow pallet because it had colors that were hard for me to work with. I am not sure who made up the color scheme for it but they should have added more silvers or a few more greys to it in my opinion. Another one would be the unicorn shaped pallet I got from Hot Topic last year. I love unicorns and that pallet did not scream unicorns at all because it had mainly brown shades, it was mainly a smoky pallet with two blues. I think they were going with the trend of neutral with a blue and even though it’s nice but that pallet did not scream unicorns even though I did like the blush and highlighter. I think I make better shadow pallet decisions based on colors I like. I think the Midnight Unicorn was better despite having a red in there.
A MakeUp Trend You Find Boring? Hmmm! This sound interesting since there are so many things out there but I would have to say is neutral pallets even with one pop of color. I think this has been a done to death trend lately and I think a lot of brands are starting to break away but some have been still doing it. It started with a neutral pallet with a pop of blue or purple or even green but a lot of people have been yelling for more colors to show up and agree that should be done more to make it more interesting. I am glad that a lot of brands have been coming out with some blue pallets even green, heck now neons are coming back since Urban Decay had discontinued the Electric Pallet a while back and giving other colors a chance is helping break away from it. Still some brands are still doing the neutral pallets. I do love my neutrals but sometimes I do love my colors in the color wheel.
What Color Do You Find Boring? Hmmm! I would have to say black! There are so many pallets with at least one black but they keep on adding to it. As in sparkle or making it more of a black brown, etc. It may be my favorite color but it seems like it’s almost in every shadow pallet I’ve seen or hear. Heck, I used my Flawless Ultra 32 and the last two columns sport different shades or variations of black. You can play with more shades than that.
What Brand Do You Think Have the Most Boring Releases? I give it to Morphe! I admit I tried one brush kit and that was the vegan one, I was tempted to get the Jeffree Starr one but to me they come out with the most boring stuff ever. Doesn’t help when people love to shove this brand into your face by saying it has the best eye shadows, sponges, and brushes. To tell you the truth, I’ve tried really good brushes from the brands in Ipsy and BoxyCharm like Luxie, IBY, SL Miss Glam, and so many more. Heck, a good portion of my brushes came from Amazon! I even enjoy the blending eggs from Beauty Bakerie since I just got those and have tried the sponges from Juno & Company all thanks to Hot Mess Mama MD! Not only that, with their shadow pallets they come out with pallets based on that color like one just purples, another oranges, and so on. That’s nice but some of them are pretty pricey and you can get really cheap pallets not only in that color scheme like Colour Pop now but you can get more variety, also I heard some of the shadow pallets don’t perform as they are claimed and you can get pigmented shadows from other brands. Another brand, even though I love some of their products and most of my items come from it is NYX Professional MakeUP. Some of their pallets that do come out don’t excite me to buy them as much as they used to. I do still have all three Dream Catcher pallets and making major dents but some of the new ones have not excited me as much as their lip items, some of their face items, and so on. I think it’s because of trying so hard to fit the trend but some of the trends have been changing as time goes on. The only pallet I did get was the Swear by It Pallet since that contains the shadows I would need in one look. The Steam Punk Collection was nice but they did have two shades in the pallet I got that didn’t really fit since Steam Punk is known for just being earth tones and neutral tones. Wishing I got one of the other pallets though but hey I do learn. And of course, agreeing with a lot of them, Tarte! Even though I have been getting back into them but they need to really step out of the neutral zone! The only pallet I have seen them do that was the Tartiste Pro Remix because of the colors they put in there and you are wondering where those in other pallets are? They should keep going with that because the more colorful shadows they bring out are so good, especially the Swamp Queen pallet a few years back. Tarte you need to really get up your game.
Which Is the Most Boring In Your MakeUp Routine? Hmmm, like everyone else is brows! I do have a nice arch but doing the brows even for work with my clear gel from E. L. F. is boring because you’re pretty much putting on certain products in a straight or almost straight horizontal line on both sides and you’re done! I know there were new eyebrow trends around 2015 or was it 2016 where people on Instagram were doing really different things with their brows? Still a boring step. I also give it to lips since nowadays everyone is coming out with lip glosses due to the trend changing. But lip gloss, lip sticks, and even lip liners have been around for many, many, MANY years and they have kind of stayed the same. I think Maybelline was the one that stepped out and made newer things for their Color Sensational Brand but I rarely hear much of them anymore.
If You Were to Choose Between a Good Base and a Bad Eye Look or a Bad Base With a Good Eye Look, Which One Would You Choose? Oh man, I would say the Bad Base because there are times where I did make poor eye shadow base decisions and did not like how they performed. For instance the shadow bases that come with brush applicators. They are nice but you run out product so quickly, especially the E. L. F. ones where I feel like there’s nothing in there and when I put my shadow on my shadow sometimes goes to crap or it comes out totally amazing. That is why I prefer the potted bases like the Mac Paint Pots and the ones from NYX that are in little jars because those are easier to apply and I can make really good looks with. Plus, we do have bad eye shadow days anyways, there was one day at work where I went ham on my Coastal Scents shadow with the blues and I smudged it all over my face. Not kidding!

Well, that’s it! I had fun with this one because it does make you think of what is bad or boring and you do have your thoughts about it. I want to do the MakeUp Purchases Tag that Danielle Schmidt also did but will wait for another day to do it. And if I were to tag anyone, Vivi you’re it! So, until then! Stay beautiful while traveling the nerd universe!

The Beauty Quadrant: Glam Bag Plus July 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Another post for you guys!

Glam Bag Plus July 2019!

Another great month for Glam Bag Plus and I was really excited with what I got especially! This bag is $25 and in order to get it you have to be an Ipsy member as in getting the regular Glam Bag that is $10 a month. You can just get this after signing up and usually it is through invite or keep both like I have. This one features more prestige and luxury brands and they are full-size on top of it. Let’s see what I got!

Purlisse Matcha Green Tea Antioxidant Priming Moisturizer: When I heard about this product being in this month’s box I was crossing my fingers in getting it and glad I did! As you know as a Power Rangers fan I never thought that someone who played on one of the many seasons would create a brand all thanks to heavy stage makeup back in the late 1990s early 2000s and it did happen. This primer is oil free and is made with green tea alongside white tea, Vitamin E, and marine plants help with wrinkles and fine lines from forming and of course retain moisture. Plus, it is very lightweight in keeping the skin nice and Dewey even during stressful days at work. And the sent is supposed to be calming. I do have other face primers to use but this was something that excited me the most in this month’s box since being someone with sensitive and dry skin I have to keep up with keeping it moisturized. Thanks Jennifer Yen for making this product!
Wonder Beauty Catch the Light Highlighter and Glowtion in Celestial: Next is a product that was pretty interesting from Wonder Beauty. I was hoping that this would have a compact of having the regular highlighter and then the lotion one underneath in its own section but it was a tube of the glow lotion and then a stick part for the regular highlighter which is pretty interesting. Warning on the lotion part don’t squeeze too much! This product not only gives you shine but also contains aloe leaf, Vitamin E, and Hyrolonic Acid to help with hydration and added protection. I did try this product out and it did give some hydration to my cheeks and nice glow, which you should blend very well so it won’t be so stark.
Thrive Liquid Extensions Mascara: Next is a mascara and this time by Thrive! I have heard good things about this brand and wanted to try and well Ipsy delivered with giving me their mascara this month. It will also be in next month’s Glam Bag Plus so hoping no repeats which is weird in my book. This mascara curls and lengthens lashes to make it look like you have lash extensions without the fuss and of course the comb-like brush you get in this product helps with that process by separating each lash. I did wear it yesterday since GOndras and I finally saw the new SpiderMan flick and man my lashes were curled! I hope to get more mascaras like this because this gave me and idea of what lash extensions would feel like and glad to have it in a formula like this so I won’t go through that option of doing that to my own lashes. Great thing about Thrive they do donate to different causes to help women with Cancer, gone through domestic abuse, and other challenges so if you were to purchase this and other items your money will go to a great cause.
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Pallet: This month you could have gotten a pallet from Huda Beauty whether it’s one of her highlighter ones or an eye one and I got the Mauve Obsessions one. Before I subscribed to this one I did buy the Smoky Obsessions pallet that came in a previous box and they were selling the leftovers with the Ipsy Glam Bag and glad I got this one this time since I almost bought it. This pallet features nine shades and big mirror on the inside and of course this color story is mauve which you can create a lot of looks with it. I can’t wait to use this since I did enjoy the Smoky Obsessions pallet I have purchased.
Pixie by Petra Glow Mist: Another item I was hoping to get and that was by Pixie with their Glow Mist. I have heard good things about Pixie’s Glow line on YouTube and wanted to try it out for a little while now. All thanks to the Offers Page I did pick up the duo with the Glow Tonic and the Glow Pads and glad to get the Glow Mist in my Glam Bag Plus. This is basically a setting spray that contains oils like rose and lavender alongside aloe Vera and fruit extracts along with nine other oils this spray helps keep you hydrated and helps keep the makeup set throughout the day. Glad to get this since it is very hot here in Florida that we definitely need this, especially me where I am at. I have not opened it yet since I am in the middle of my NYX Dewey spray and that has lasted longer than the Wet N Wild setting sprays and could not find the Maybelline one I have used for a good bit recently on SHipt in Target. I can’t wait to try the skin care duo I ordered from Ipsy with Pixie’s stuff.

Add-On: Naked Cosmetics Shadow Quad: As you know I love my add-ons and I only got one this month and that is from Naked Cosmetics. I remembered how one sneak peek shown you could have gotten this too or instead of another item and when I saw this as an add-on I decided to purchase it. I have swatched the one I bought before and it was a blue color and man its pigmented! I will have to wear one or two of these at some point to get a good feel of them!

Now onto what I have finished:

Illumasqua Lip Liner: I managed to finish one of the lip liners from Illumasqua! I liked the feeling of this pencil and can’t wait to break into the other one.
Girlactic Lip Balm Pencils: I had to toss these actually guys. My issue with these were that they weren’t moisturizing enough for my lips and they were hard to sharpen. I think they would work better as a lip crayon in my opinion rather than a pencil.

Well that completes my July subscriptions! Not another bad month! Can’t wait for what August will bring! What is next? Just stay tuned!

The Beauty Quadrant: Allure Beauty Box July 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with a new post and this time it’s another subscription!

Allure Beauty Box July 2019!

So, I got my Allure Beauty Box this past week and was really excited except for one product. This month was a collaboration with Huda Katan who heads Huda Beauty. This was a better collab in my opinion because we did get one skin care item and the rest were makeup and hair care, even a perfume sample. Let’s see what was included! Oh right, this box is $15 a month and if you sign up you only get it for $10 and then you get it at the regular price after that.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Alluring: First item is an exclusive item to this box and that is the Huda Beauty Matte Lip in Alluring. I was really excited about this item because I already love these liquid lipsticks. I tend to wear these for work since they last very long on my lips since I am a teacher and I need to explain adaptive tech it’s best to have a long wearing lip even though there are times where I don’t re-apply and this does help with that. This is an orange red color which they were inspired at Allure by the latest runway trend this summer and sent it to Huda which she sent back samples from her brand and Allure’s editors picked the perfect shade and even tried it on each editor with different skin tones. Hoping this will look good with my light to medium skin tone.
Huda Beauty Classic False Lashes in Samantha: Unfortunately I don’t wear false lashes because I have already nice long lashes and these do damage the natural lash as you wear them. Heck even Jen Luv’s Reviews did go through a situation where she had little lashes due to wearing them. I will give these to someone else since this is not a product I would use and don’t want to waste since someone else can use these more than I can.
Huda Beauty Kaylei Vanilla 28 Perfume: Next is something I do enjoy and that is perfume! When I found out this was coming in this month’s box I was really happy and when I smelled it I fell in love! This was developed by Huda and her sister which I have to take a look into the scent brand since this smells like cake batter with a hint of amber, vanilla orchid, and musk for a sexier blend. I mainly smell the vanilla in this and now I want to get the 50 ML for $65 which is not bad for a smaller size when the bigger one is around $118. Ouch! Hey, I will get this one someday.
Urban Decay Glide On 24/7 Pencil in Zero: This month the item that can be changed around depending on what you answered in a survey with is either this pencil, the Benefit Kabrow, and the Too Faced Hang Over. Somehow the survey made it sound like I wanted the Too Faced primer more instead of this pencil but apparently my answers were put back in order I think and got this out of the three. I have heard good things about these pencils and glad to get one in this box. This is a popular product since it doesn’t tug at the waterline and you can smudge it if you want and does stay put all day so I will see how this works! These pencils do retail for $22.
Oui Dry Texturing Spray: Next is a dry texturing spray from Ouai. I have tried a shampoo and conditioner from this brand all thanks to Mama Gondras but didn’t like the feeling of it since you don’t feel the suds at all and when I heard about this maybe it will be a good try since I did see that this does help limp hair go into full volume. I will see how it goes. This item retails for $26.
Tony Moley Snail Gold 24K Moisturizing Mask: Finally is an item from Tony Moley and that is their snail mask. I have tried a snail mask myself and it feels good and not irritating but with this brand hoping it won’t since I have tried sheet masks from them in the past and enjoyed them. The thing is snail mucen is good for the skin which keeps it cool and moisturized and it contains peptides and antioxidants. This is pretty popular in Korea and their beauty products. This mask is worth $10 and hoping it doesn’t break me out since the other one didn’t!

Well guys, this box was pretty good for what’s it worth. You got an exclusive lipstick, a dry texturizing hair spray, and of course a random product out of three different ones that were being offered. I like that idea and they should keep doing it.Now let’s see what I finished!

Gloss Lip Goss In Clear: First is the the clear lip gloss from last month’s box and I enjoyed it so much! It did feel like a standard gloss on the lips and it great to put on top of a matte lip and did help it stay on the entire work day even though I did have to reapply sometimes.
Moroccan Hair Treatment: I felt like this ran out too fast because of how much of a size they give you. It was not that bad and I don’t think I will purchase it since there are so many products like it on the market.
Au Thermail Water Spray: Even though this was pretty cooling but it’s not something I would gravitate for and plus the price for this thing just makes me jump out of my seat. I did find that this brand is carried on Beautylish so I would say if you are curious then go and check them out.
SGX Three In One Spray: Finally I did finish this spray and didn’t last as much either. It did work as a dry shampoo and a hair spray which was pretty neat. I am not sure about buying the full-size since my Dove dry shampoo works as much as this one.

Well guys that is it for this month’s box. I am glad they collaborated with Huda for this one since her brand is starting to grow on me and have been enjoying her products minus the lashes of course. I will definitely buy from her brand in the future. I hope August brings more awesome products from the editors themselves.

The Book Quadrant: Nemecene: Through Fire & Ice by. Kaz Lefave

Note: Anyone new to anime reading this I am including a clip to Erik Vale’s Kimbley if I can find it.Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with another book review!

Nemecene: Through Fire & Ice by. Kaz Lefave

Disclaimer: This book was requested through NetGalley and was able to get a free copy of and able to read. This review is based on thoughts and opinions from the lead writer of this blog so respect what she has to say and thank you!

As Earth gets hotter every day Elize’s decreasing mental stability brings on new voices that no one not even her buddy Stitch nor her brother Keeto would understand. Within this last episode of the first trilogy of the ten episode series, we get more clues of what’s going on and how Elize is able to see what is going on with Stitch and Keeto tagging along. As each page turns, our three heroes find out new things that Dr. Tenille has handed Elize and the newer counselor so they can find out what had happened to the orphans from the Aldemedina Orphanage and responsible for these happenings.

On top of it, Sothese, the first narrator and new player in this game as the Spiritual Councilman to the Prenam, has his sights on ELize and snakes around anyone who gets in the way to find her as the Pranum’s leadership declines slowly. Will Elize, Keeto, and Stitch be able to keep themselves safe in order to take down whoever is behind the acts taking place in their new home? Will Elize be able to keep herself in control while new clues resurface?

Thoughts: I have to say is that sorry for this taking so long to read? I was trying to read it on my Braille Sense Polaris but due to new Firmware updates it always brought the book back to the beginning so I started reading it on an app that a former co-worker told me about called Natural Read and it worked out very well. It is basically a PDF reading app for your phone and when you encounter any PDF files you can Share it to the app itself. Now onto my thoughts.

I liked this book more than the first two because we get to see more what is going on with Elize and how Keeto is trying to find ways of helping her with Stitch. I felt like this was more of a story about her because of what she was going through with the voices inside her head and it felt like she was taking on her mom’s psychosis all thanks to them. I did like how her personality changed from sweet and innocent to someone who had a major attitude issue and then switched back due to realizing what she was doing or forgetting about it later. This book did show how it was driving her insane even towards the end where things were getting darker for her due to harming herself. I did feel like I was looking in on both Keet and Elize because of how they have grown through each episode and how I felt that this story is starting to shed layers like an onion in what they are going through as each page turned and as each day drew on since this takes on midday for Elize with how she goes through her day of seeing the doctor or the captain characters that she has interacted with about her voices and so on and any clues dealing with their mother while Keeto is late evening with his journal writing to their mother about the day’s events.

While Sothese, on the other hand, in the book description I felt like I was wanting to punch him with how of a…pardon my French…asshole he is! I understand he is important to the story and how he wants to find Elize but how he does it is so creepy! I know there was one challenge where we had to pick a voice or actor for this guy and I chose Erik Vale but using his Kimbley voice from FullMetal Alchemist which makes him sound creepy enough and thought that voice as I read the book on my Braille Sense and on Natural Read. What I found it interesting was how he made Caroline involved with this as a way of luring Keeto into it and who knows maybe with the next episode there may be more to it and Sothese’s plans since we did end the book on a bit of a cliffhanger where he has Elize at last and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Rating: 5 Out of 5 Star Paw Prints! This book is one of the best I’ve read in Sci-Fi so far due to how mysterious it sounds. I found Sothese’s actions creep7y but it does show how he wants to get what he needs and that is by using different people as pawns even if it’s at the risk of his job in the religious unit. ELize is starting to show more of herself even if new voices come to be and how she interacts with them as each day goes on makes it even more interesting and you do get to see her other side by the end of the book where things start getting juicier. While Keeto is trying to figure out more things about Elize that may have been shared between her and their mom since it looks like she may be facing the same fate as her and plus it’s starting to get more interesting to learn that he and Elize may not be human as he thinks. I can’t wait to see what Episode Four has in store for me since I want to see more of what is going on and plus this book series is painting our world as time goes on since we are going through major climate changes. One example, huge wasps nests in Alabama and a tree species dying in Alaska due to Hemlock. Who knows what else is happening in our world and it would add more material to these books I guess.

That is it for this book review. More books to be read reviewed as time goes on since I do have a new Mimi Jean Pamfiloff book coming up to review since I still have my kitty nose in that one. Stay tuned!
Nemecene: Through Fire & Ice

The Convention Quadrant: People We Want to Interview Part 1!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with another post and taking a change of pace for a minute.

List of People I Want to Interview

Since we interviewed Steve Blum back in 2016 at holiday Matsuri, we have achieved that goal and still interviewed people like Paul St. Peter, Derek Steven Prince, and Jennifer Hale and so on. Now with the slight slowdown in press we have kind of thought just sticking with Omni and RangerStop for press but doesn’t mean we want to branch to other conventions in the future. Heck, we still want to go back to MetroCon since they were really good to us and have given us recommendations to some of their guests. Hoping next year would be a goal? Who knows? Now, there are some people I do want to interview whether it’s on Skype or in person and who are they? Let’s see!

Jennifer Yen: First up is someone I really want to interview for a long time now and that is Jennifer Yen. If you have read my Ipsy posts, she is the one who created the brands Purlisse and Yensa Cosmetics. Reason for interviewing is not just because she created her own brands but she was Vipra on Power Rangers Light Speed Rescue. Not only have I wanted to know more about her brands but her role in Light Speed Rescue as well. I still enjoy seeing that little tidbit about her villain role on Ipsy whenever I get an item from either brand.
Barbara Goodson: Next up is another iconic Power Rangers villain and that is Barbara Goodson. She is known for playing Rita Repulsa and of course our favorite overlord Leharl in Disgaea. Hoping to get press again this year for RangerStop since she is a guest again if not I did get in contact with her recently over Facebook to see about getting that Skype interview since that is a bit of a backup for us and has worked well so far. I will update over Twitter with what happens.
Neil Kaplan: Since we have interviewed Digimon stars over the years Neil Kaplan is another one I want to interview. Recently the National Federation of the Blind talked about how there should be more blind actors in blind character roles and I remembered how Mr. Kaplan taught at the Braille Institute years ago when it comes to using Braille scripts. I did get back in touch with him and he does stay in touch with students after ending his class. He does want to come back to Orlando and Omni if you’re reading this he should be a guest since he is Halsemon in Digimon Adventure 2. Also, any Voltron Legendary Defender fans? He also plays Zarkon.
Yuri Lowenthal: Yes! I placed this guy on my list since I have been a fan of one of his characters even if he was evil, Yuri Lowenthal. He has an amazing voice range and the first time I heard him in anything was as Sasuke in Naruto and my favorite role he has done has to be Haseo in the G.U. games. Getting to sit down with him in person or over Skype would be a huge honor.
Johnny Yong Bosch: Another Power Rangers alumni and now anime and video game voice actor has to be Johnny Yong Bosch. I have met him twice in person and want to interview him since it would be a nice addition to our channel. How I heard of his anime work was when the anime heat Guy J appeared on MTV2 when I was in high school and he has been in so many anime series and video games over time, heck he is in the G. U. games and the last two Devil May Cry games, as in four and five. Hoping to get to interview him sometime in the future.
Liam O’Brien: Speaking of G.U. another actor from that franchise is Liam O’Brien. When he was at MythiCon for the first time, we only went for fun to get a feel for the convention and got to enjoy the panels. Now that MythiCon has ended hoping to interview this guy since he has voiced Gaara in Naruto for the longest time and Endrance in the games I mentioned above.
David Mitranga: Who is this guy you’re wondering? Well, all thanks to our buddy Xeno Crystal not being able to go to MetroCon this year like us he has inspired me to add him to our list of people we want to interview. Anyone who is a My Hero Academia fan as much as we are he is the voice of Todoroki Mr. Ice Fire himself!
Bridget Hoffman: Adding another actress on and that is Bridget Hoffman. I know this would be a hard one to get since I haven’t seen her here in Florida as much. She has been the voice of Mizuho in Please Teacher, Miaka in Fushigi Yugi and Mahoro in Mahoromatic.
Colleen Clinkenbeard: Maybe I should stop here since this list maybe long and that my last entry for now is Colleen Clinkenbeard! We tried getting press for Anime Festival Orlando again last year since she was a guest oat this one and didn’t get a chance to interview her at MegaCon which I won’t get into detail but the short end to that story was due to not letting any press interview any people that were famous including voice actors. Voice actors can be famous but most of the time they can be popular! She is a popular pick due to not only voicing Erza Scarlet but she has directed many series in the past including my all-time favorite series, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. Hoping to get to interview her in the future even if she ends up as a guest at Omni.

Well, that is it for this list for now. I am ending it here because there are so many people I want to interview and it’s hard to fit them all in. I may do a second part to this down the road so stay tuned for that one later. Until next time everyone stay beautiful while traveling the vast universe!

The Beauty Quadrant: Ipsy July 2019!

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Ipsy July 2019!

I got it in the mail yesterday but due to the rain being in the way I couldn’t visit the mailbox but Gondras did. I am glad to get it because there are pretty good items they sent me. I have no add-ons since some of them didn’t intrigue me except one but have to wait for Glam Bag Plus. This month’s theme is Destination because they are in Miami doing Destination Ipsy down there this weekend. I was in Miami getting my eyes checked last week and traveling down there is hard since we live off the coast this time. Anyways, makes sense this bag fits the palm trees on the bag due to Miami. This bag is $10 a month and you get five sample sizes to deluxe and sometimes full size items if you’re lucky. Let’s see what I got!

Mellow Cosmetics Precision Eyeliner Pen in Black: First is an item from Mellow Cosmetics which I got before in BoxyCharm. I still use the brow pencil I got there to help set my brows after putting my pomade on. This time I received an eyeliner pen in black. I will be using this for work whenever I use different shadows during the week. I’m still using one other eyeliner pen at the moment so saved it in my makeup kit for work.
Twisted Sister Curl Activate Crème: Next is a brand I never heard of known as Twisted Sister even though they are a band. This product was placed in this month’s bag because I enjoyed the Marc Anthony sample I got in a few months ago and glad to get this one. This item contains coconut, almond, and avocado oils to stop frizz and adds shine and volume to help with defining the curls. Glad to get this since I do have a tangle spot where my hair gets tangled after washing my hair and glad to try this brand out. I hope I can purchase from them since they’re a UK based brand.
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara: Next is a product I already have a full-size of and that is the Roller Lash Mascara from Benefit. I find that this is a good one but a great dupe for it is the Rimmel London Super Curl Mascara from the drugstore because it pretty much curls like the Benefit one. I did try the Benefit one as a sample and bought the full-size during one of the 21 Days of Beauty events and still enjoy it but prefer the Rimmel one over this one. Glad I did get another mascara but hoped for the Eyeko one since I did buy a full-size of the one I got last time.
The Balm Cosmetics Eye Shadow in He Said She Said: Another sample from the Balm and it’s another eye shadow in the shade He Said She Said. This shade appears in the “What’s the Tea” Iced Tea shadow pallet and it’s a shimmery lavender shade. This is very different from what what they have sent me which are more burgundy brown type shades and glad to get something new and different. I enjoy the Balm’s products so far and now have purchased a bundle from them. I almost thought about getting one of the Tea pallets but haven’t bit the bullet but maybe this shadow would help me do that. I am glad to get a lavender shade and maybe I should try this with my Alien Love Child shadow from Space Case since that is also a lavender.
Ciate London Glow-2-Highlight in Moon dust: Final item is a highlighter from Ciate and glad to try one of these. I forgot to add this brand as a Save for Later Brand in the last post since I do enjoy their products. This highlighter feels like a full-size pan since it’s also a magnetic pan and glad to find my other Z Pallet and stuck it in with my Finding Ferdinand blush. This highlighter is supposed to give a celestial glow with spherical particles in it and it’s easy to blend on top of it. Can’t wait to try it out.

Well guys that’s it for this post! This was a pretty good month and can’t wait what next month brings. I have been with Ipsy again for a year now and glad to stay with them this time since those two years have been sad for me without having that pink mailer show up every month. Well, next is supposed to be Glam Bag Plus which is almost here, hoping to get it in the next few days. Stay tuned!

The Beauty Quadrant: BoxyCharm July 2019!

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BoxyCharm July 2019!

I did receive this Monday which I was supposed to get it last week but had to go out of town to get my eyes checked so got it Monday since it was in the leasing office. Wished they just put the thing in my mailbox. Anyways, let’s see what I got this month!

Elemis Super Food Vital Veggie Mask: First is something from a brand I never tried before and that is Elemis. I heard good things about this brand all over YouTube and was afraid of trying due to having sensitive skin. This product is good for everyone and that is their Super Food Vital Veggie Mask. This product claims to brightens, nourishes, and hydrates the skin and contains nettle, cale, and wheatgrass along with avocado and chia seed oils to help soften skin. I have to try this out since I prefer the kind of masks you put on for a few minutes and wash off afterwards rather than peel off ones. I have to see how this goes and update you all. This retails $35.
Butter London Natural Goddess Pallet: Next is a product by Butter London! I never tried these guys before and was super excited to get this pallet in this box. This contains six shadows and what I find interesting is that one is a blue from what I heard. I think Elizabeth Wolfe wanted more of a summer pallet which we are pretty much in the midst of it and I agree but at the same time this is a very classy box and not everyone wears wild colors. I don’t mind the neutrals since that is what most of my shadow pallets are. I can’t wait to wear this one since this does retail for #32 and it does pay for the box like the first item.
Luxie Gaya Brush Set: Next is another brush set by Luxie Beauty! I love this brand when it comes to their brushes because they are really good quality. This is a three brush set that contains a foundation brush and two eye brushes. Also the small packet it came in is recyclable. I will be using one of these for my blending after putting down shadow because it feels like a big shadow blender to make sure my edges aren’t too sharp. This set retails for $30.
Alomar Cosmetics Lip Gloss: Next is another product by Lamar and this time it’s a lip gloss. I did enjoy the blush pallet I received and this brand is not too expensive and I think they are also from Florida. I started using this lip gloss today and man it feels so good on the lips. I wear it on top of liquid lips to give it some shine. I think the retail price is around $12 since my scanner could not scan the card right.
Appeal Cosmetics Gel Liner: Final item is a gel eyeliner from Appeal Cosmetics. I remembered getting a cream eye shadow if I remembered right and finding this is even more awesome. It does save me money on getting eye pencils all the time. By the way, the color I got is in Forest Green which would go perfect with my green Coastal Scents shadows. This retails $21.

What I Finished: Now let’s see what I finished this time.

Glam Glow Foaming Face Wash: I finally finished this item and man it took me months to do so! I think I got this in May’s box since I got the Glam Glow masks with the same effect in Glam Bag Plus. This product felt like my face was slightly warm to the touch after using it. I know that sensitive skin people can use it but not everyone can. I did find it annoying with how hard it was to clean off the suds because it kept on foaming up with each bit of water. I did mostly toweled off after getting my makeup off. Its okay but wishing I got that First Aid Beauty item instead.
Pretty Vulgar Highlighter: Remembered that highlighter from Pretty Vulgar? Well, I had to throw it out because it broke! That thing stood very well while traveling to Orlando and back during Omni but not at home where it shattered in my big Caboodle. I did love the product though and tried to keep it in tact but nope it’s gone. Sorry Pretty Vulgar item. At least I got to try one product from them while it lasted.

Well guys that’s it for these products. I am glad that I got some nice items and can’t wait to use the eyeliner which I am happy since it’s different from all the colors I usually get while the mask will be interesting and so far so good loving the lip gloss. Let’s see how the other boxes’ products fair. Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: Brands I Buy THat I Have Gotten In My Subscriptions!

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Brands I Bought From Me Got In Subscriptions Or Not!

HS, first and foremost Happy 4th everyone! As you guys know I am with four makeup subscriptions which are Ipsy, Glam Bag Plus, Allure Beauty Box, and BoxyCharm. They have offered so many brands ranging from NYX to Urban Decay to Huda Beauty and so many more but I can’t buy from all of them due to either price in Sephora or it doesn’t work well for my skin which does happen but I do have the ones I do support and buy from that I have picked up even on their Ipsy Shopper and Offers pages including brands that they didn’t place into my bag. I may also do a section of brands I want to buy from but maybe later.

Urban Decay: First is a brand we know and love and that is Urban Decay. I first tried these guys out when I first joined Ipsy all thanks to getting the Perversion mascara sample in my first bag, very first by the way in 2014. I have been into this brand a lot since all thanks to that mascara and have been into their Naked pallets as well. I do have the Game of Thrones pallets they have released and do have two other pallets they have put on sale over time. Still, this has been a favorite brand and will keep on buying no matter what. I think my favorite product would have to be both Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics due to those being my intro into the brand alongside Perversion. I do have a new tube of Perversion since it had lasted me for a long time and glad to try them out first before buying through one mascara.
Smashbox: I think I have to give these guys more love but Smashbox has been a brand I have been trying out and liking for a long time. I remembered trying their Photo Finish face primer and loved it due to how it was great for sensitive skin and remembered buying the Starter Kit through the Offers page. I do have one of the shadow trios from the old set which is Filter in full-size and that is a perfect work friendly product I have ever used. I did remember returning to Ipsy and getting one of the liquid lipsticks in my first bag back and enjoyed that one too so far. I almost got the blue one at first which I need to see if that is still around. I do have two of the Cover Shot pallets which I hear mixed reviews on so I have to see how those go. But the product that got me really into Smashbox is of course the Full Exposure pallet which I still have to this day which I got for Christmas in 2015. I did make a good dent in one shade and hoping to keep using it.
Tarte: Even though I have been buying them more lately but Tarte has been appearing in my boxes lately. When I got back to BoxyCharm in January there was a Tarte pallet in my first box box and of course did try the Man Eater mascara and of course the Double Duty face primer which I am waiting for that to arrive since Ulta had a sale recently on selected Tarte items. I remembered getting into this brand mostly through Bunny’s collab with them in 2016 with the Swamp Queen pallet and I still have it to this day. Even though they haven’t branched as much into color but Tarte is a pretty good brand once you get into some of the items. I don’t mind neutrals since I have to stick to them for work even though I do have teal and blue shadows along with green in my work pallets but I have used the newer Tarte pallet I got from Boxy and love how it feels on my eyes. I can’t wait to see more items and probably get more things as time goes on.
MAC: Even though I have been buying from them for the longest time but I have bought two items from the Offers page even though I have not gotten anything in my bags from them. Still a great brand in my book and still buying from.
Formula 10.06: Next is a skin care brand I got into all thanks to Ipsy! Formula 10.06 was in one of my bags last year and that was the Three Times Sublime which is a grapefruit expholiant that can be used in three ways which mostly I use it for its intended use. I like how my skin just opens up to let in to do their job. When I found out that Ulta carry these guys I was on board and started buying their items and they are the Rescue Me Blemish Treatment and the Mark Gel. I also have been enjoying the makeup wipes because they do a good clean which I am going to wait until I finish all of my coconut oil before I use the makeup wipes because they do a better clean even more so than the Glam Glow face wash from BoxyCharm.
Space Case Cosmetics: Even though I have not gotten them in my bag per say but I gotten them through the Offers page. This brand is very unique and has space themed products which really catch my ears because of the space themes they go with. I have bought a nail polish set and liked how one of them look on my nails and of course picked up one of the eye shadow sets they sold and of course some items from their website. Their shadows are the same consistency as Colour Pop as in from a gream to powder formula which I have blended Alien Love Child into my inner corners a couple of times because it’s a unique lavender shade. Plus their blushes are also Colour Pop consistency with the cream to powder too. I hope to get this brand more because space themes do get me.
Coastal Scents: Another brand you haven’t heard much of lately is of course Coastal Scents! My very first bag was where I got into them when I got a blush duo sample and I fell in love with the formula that way. I did get their brushes through the Offers page here and there and find it weird that I don’t see them as much as I used to. I did also get their first few Revealed pallets in BoxyCharm which the first Boxy I got was the first Revealed pallet and fell in love with that range due to having more shadows to use and play with in each pallet and they were cheaper than a Naked pallet. I did get more of their stuff as time goes on and of course still an affiliate with them guys but didn’t get much traffic which is okay. I do still get the Revealed pallets as new ones get released and do get some of the sale items sometimes which they do have pretty good sales throughout the entire month.
NYX: I have been buying these guys for a long time so nothing much to say but I love using their products.
Ofra: I got into these guys all thanks to buying a pallet from them on Ipsy a long time ago and even bought the liquid lipsticks as a set with their old packaging. Ofra can be a little pricey but they are pretty good with what they make. I wish some of the lipsticks weren’t too runny because I had to toss out Havana nights which I got in my BoxyCharm in January. I do want to buy more of their lipsticks since I like how long they stay on my lips even during conventions.
Iby Beauty: Even though I buy this brand from the Offers page but I love this brand so far with what I have tried. I just got the highlighter pallet with the brush from Ipsy and have been enjoying it so far. I have gotten brushes and eye shadows in my bag from this brand and hoping to keep on getting more from them.
Trestique Beauty: Another brand I have been purchasing or purchased on their own website happens to be Trestique which they are very unique. I remembered trying these guys before when I was subscribed a few years back to Ipsy and have gotten an eye shadow stick and a highlighter stick from them. Ever since being back with Ipsy and BoxyCharm and even now with Glam Bag Plus I got this brand in there. I decided to get some items from the website since I am a fan of the lip glaze sticks and got the mini versions due to having a lip primer already and I prefer using them without that. I did get a bronzer and a blush stick and also enjoy those so far. These are amazing products for what they are since they can also be multi0tasking too.
Marc Anthony Hair Care: Final brand is Marc Anthony Hair Care. I remembered trying the Moroccan Oil hair spray a long time ago and have enjoyed it and still have a can of it. This brand is amazing for the price due to how much it can help with the oils. I do have one gripe though and that is why some products have to come in squeeze packets like the Coconut Curl Cream which can be a messy item. I do enjoy the shampoo and conditioner pairings more because they come in tubes that are easy to use rather than those squeeze packets. I wish they did that with their heat protectant because it’s easier to control that way.

Brands I Am Saving for Later: I Sine I mentioned the ones I got before that I buy from I will be mentioning some I am saving for later down below!

Huda Beauty: This brand has been a favorite so far since I have gotten their liquid lipsticks and Liquid Strobes in my Ipsy bag. I would like to buy more from this brand since I have gotten items from the Add-Ons that appear on the Spoiler page when the second of each month arrives.
The Balm Cosmetics: I have gotten a full on eye shadow pallet from the Ipsy Offers but I am eyeing the Nude Beach Pallet and some other items like the Illuminizer pallet. Added note: I did pick up the Palm Springs Bundle today since I saw that Nude Beach is in this bundle! I am so excited guys!
MakeUp Geek: I remembered getting this brand through BoxyCharm and they were two shadows and a blush which I did like but the peachy color was not my thing. I did used the blush again and liked it again. I feel as though that this brand it not getting enough love on YouTube especially with what she has been doing. I know they are at Target and want to see if I can find them there at the local one around here or in Port Orange to see about items but I can get it online since I want to build my own steam punk pallet. Let’s see what happens.
Domninique Cosmetics: I loved the lip gloss I got in BoxyCharm last month and how it went well with the Suga Momma liquid lip from Huda Beauty. I definitely want to try more things by this brand.
Winky Lux: I heard good things about this brand and wanted them in my Ipsy so much but never got them. I want to try their coffee collection!

Well guys that is it for this post! I will be adding more brands as time goes on since there are so many items I have tried and loved. I am so glad to get some of the full sized versions of a few I have tried. I am still waiting on my BoxyCharm which there is a weird thing that it says it has been delivered but was out of town and didn’t see it in my mailbox yet. I will be doing a post on voice actors I want to interview since there are new goals to achieve and of course I will be updating on my Project Pan since it’s been so long I have done so. Stay tuned for everything!