Subscription Satellite: Ipsy Glam Bag X November 2021

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! Time for the last subscription of the month!

Ipsy Glam Bag X November 2021

            So, the last bag is the Glam Bag X which is the last tier of Ipsy and it’s a quarterly version of Glam Bag Plus. This bag is $55 every third month and you get eight items and choose four of them! These are curated by special guests and this month we have Huda Katan from Huda Beauty. Let’s see what I got this month with what she chosen for me and what I chose for myself. But first, I did get an add-on.

Add-On: Nomad Cosmetics Venice-Simplon Eye Shadow Pallet

            This month if you had GB Plus you would have gotten the newest pallet from Nomad Cosmetics which is the Venice-Simplon Pallet. Since I didn’t get GB Plus this month, I did get this as an add-on which I was very excited about due to how I love this brand. This has nine shades, and they include sparkly shades in it as well. I can’t wait to use this once I get the shades and their descriptions from their website. This retails for $29.

PMD Beauty Clean Smart Facial Device in Warmth

            First up is product from PMD Beauty and it’s a facial tool. I remembered that I may have bought this as an add-on with my Glam Bag Plus a while back and surprised to get another one all thanks to Huda. It is a device that helps with pores and giving the face a nice massage. You can use the first two modes to apply your cleanser and the last two for moisturizer. Come of think of it, the cleanser I got from allure is not a tube so I may have to try this with that. Let’s see how it goes! This retails for a whopping $99.99! So glad I did not buy it because it’s pricey. Come to think of it, that one company that everyone got the cleansing brush from was around $100 and they did go out of business, don’t know why.


Goldfaden MD Needleless Line Smoothing Concentrate

            Next up is an item from Goldfaden MD. This is my second item from this brand. This is a serum that helps lift the skin and keep fine lines away. I would use this to moisturize within my skin care routine and glad to have one once I’m done with the Good Molecules one, I’ve been enjoying. This serum does contain Hyaluronic Acid and seaweed extract. Oh jeez, I hope my skin doesn’t wig out with the seaweed extract when it doesn’t like actual seaweed on my skin, but I do love eating it. This retails for $160.

Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum

            Why does most skin care have the longest names? Anyways, so the next item is from Sunday Riley and it’s a scalp serum? Weird? Let’s see what this one is all about. It is basically a serum that helps refreshes the scalp from any product build up and pollution to help refresh hair with AHA and BHA. I do tend to use some products on my hair to keep my hair from frizzing up, also use dry shampoo and a pomade to keep my hair in shape during the week at work. I will have to use this and see how it goes. This retails for $48.

Huda Beauty Diamond Balm Lip Balm in Seductress

            Next up is a product from Huda Beauty. I love this brand and glad to get another lip product. This lip balm is infused with mango butter and coconut oil which packs in moisture and gives a sheer shimmer touch to the lips. I found it in my box, and it smells like coffee. I will keep on using it since I do love their lip products. This retails for $25.

Rare Beauty Positive Live Illuminator in Transcend

            I have heard good reviews about Selena Gomez’s brand, Rare Beauty. I was a fan of her show Wizards of Waverly Place and did love the movie Princess Protection Program where she and Demi Lovato took on an evil king or poser king in that one. This is a highlighter that is also a liquid that I am able to use the doe foot first and then blend it in with whatever tool I have. I am not sure what color it is, but I bet it looks nice. I will try it out and see what I think. This retails for $22.

Huda Beauty Haze Obsessions Pallet in Purple

            Next up is another Huda item and it’s a shadow pallet from her in the Haze Obsessions Collection in Purple. I’ve gotten many other Obsessions pallets and they are pretty good. This is a pallet that has a combination of pinks and purples and be able to blend with each other. I have to try this out and see how it goes since it’s been a while since I got a new Obsessions pallet. This retails for $29.

Freck Beauty Rich Bitch Cactus Vitamin C Moisturizer

            Next up is a moisturizer from Freck Beauty. It was hard for me to choose items from the second group but saw this one which came in time for my dry patch situation. Also, when I saw this, I had to have it. I never seen a moisturizer that contained anything cactus related even though I have enjoyed cactus water as a soda substitute. It’s really good, I highly recommend. Not only it has Vitamin C, but it also has A. D. and E as well and Hahoba. I will definitely try this out since winter does make anyone’s skin dryer, hell even dryer since it does get really cold at times here on the coast. This retails for $32.

Ipsy Royal Clutch

            Final item is the Ipsy Royal Clutch. One thing I find missing from this Glam Bag is an actual Glam Bag which I was hoping when I signed up for this tier. They did it with the Glam Bag Lux but why not this one when Bag is in its name. They should give clutches for this tier. Ipsy, I hope you’re reading this! It’s a really good size bag which you can carry anything in this when traveling. Also, you can use it as a clutch on a night out if you want which has a strap in the middle. I’m glad to choose this in this box because group number three had crappy products. I don’t get why the first two groups have really good items and then the last not so good? They need to ramp things up with this one and GB Plus since Group 3 with that tends to suffer as well.

            So, that completes this GBX. I do have to say that some of the items are pretty good, but they need to work on the final group for the choice products because I feel like they are the leftover. I mean I am getting an interesting moisturizer out of one of them and an awesome new addition to my collection of Huda Obsessions pallets. Also, I am getting to try Rare Beauty after hearing so much of it. What’s next? I am going to try and get the Press Room videos up this coming week or the next so I can wrap up the press coverage from RangerStop & Pop. Plus, I do have book reviews coming up since it’s been so long, and I have dug out my Kindle to start reading again. Stay tuned!

Subscription Satellite: Ipsy Glam Bag November 2021 to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with another box!

Ipsy Glam Bag November 2021

            It’s time for my Glam Bag for this month and it is an interesting one despite one item. This bag is $`3 a month with five samples of products either deluxe size or full size. It ranges from drugstore to luxury, and you get brands you may have heard of or may be new to you. It includes skin care, makeup, brushes, and tools alongside a cute makeup bag. Let’s see what I got shall we?

Cake Beauty Intensive Body Balm

            First up is a product from Cake Beauty! I have enjoyed the hand creams from this brand and glad to get a body balm but will also be using it as a hand cream. This balm melts into the skin with coconut oil, aloe vera, and shea butter missed into it. I can see how since I started using this it did melt easily into my hands. It felt like batter at first but melted as I rubbed it in. I will keep on using it as a hand cream since the deluxe size is better for that anyways.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil in Universal Taupe

            Next up is a product from IT Cosmetics and it’s one of their brow pencils and can’t get enough brow products. I heard these guys are big in the brow department alongside Benefit and Anastasia Beverly Hills and it’s good to try out a pencil from these guys since I have tried a few from other brands. This pencil has a spool and a pencil tip on the other and the pencil doesn’t cause any streaks due to how real hairs can be drawn. It’s also sweat proof, which if you live in Australia or taking a vacation there to feel their summer weather then this would be a perfect travel companion. I think once I get into this thing it will be summer me since I still have one part of a brow kit left. I will try this out and see how it goes!

Kenzie Darling Daydream

            Next up is a fragrance from Kenzie! I love myself a good perfume and getting to try some deluxe sizes of different ones makes me happy. This one contains pink grapefruit, mixed berries, and vanilla bean and it smells divine! I mostly smell the fruit parts of this perfume over the vanilla because I feel that the berries and grapefruit have more of the better mix, and it gives a nicer smell in my opinion. I wish more perfumes had this combination, but I do still enjoy my earthy tones and some sweet here and there.

Pure AM PH Calming Toner

With this month’s choice I decided to go with skin care, and I think it was the right choice after having the weird dry patch areas. I went with this calming toner with a milky smoothness that contains Hyaluronic acid, sicca oil, and other ingredients to help with hydration. By the looks of it it is a morning routine which does work for me. I will use this after trying out the one from Allure and see how it goes!

Tanais Liquid Kajal in Starless Night

            Last item and it’s an eyeliner pen. Another black liner pen. Really Ipsy? Can’t I get a different color again? I don’t mind getting black liners, but I’ve got so many now and I prefer using a colored one time to time. Of course, this would have the usual smudge proof and gentle for eyes claims. This does have a nice brush tip though so it could help with an easy line. I hope with December being the more festive month I would get a festive color. 

            Well, that’s it for this box! I am already enjoying the Cake Beauty Body Balm and the Kenzie perfume so far and will be using the brow pencil and the toner when I get to them. I did have to put the liner pen with all my other liners unfortunately since I have so many now. I hope there is a new color if I get a liner. Next up is Glam Bag X!

Subscription Satelite: Allure Beauty Box November 2021

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with the first of the box subscriptions for November!

Allure Beauty Box November 2021        

This box is done by Allure Magazine. It contains products that editors have chosen for many articles in their magazine. It ranges from drugstore to luxury and it ranges from skin care to makeup to now tools. This box is $23 a month. Let’s see what I got shall we?

Tarte Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow and Liner in Rose Gold Luster and Black

         First item is from Tarte and that is their Quick Stick shadow and liner duo. I wanted to try this so much all thanks to Tati talking about it. When I saw this being an item I was very excited to try. This features a black liner on one side that glides on smooth and the other a rose gold shadow that brightens up the eyes. I’ve been enjoying shadow sticks for a quick eye look especially if I need to be on the run and glad to try this out and see how it goes. The taupe one is on my Favorites tab on the Ulta app so will see how this goes first since I am a sucker for rose gold! This retails for $25.

Wonder Beauty Upgraded Lashes Treatment Mascara

         Next up is a mascara from Wonder Beauty. I remembered when I first subscribed to Allure’s box I got a Wonder mascara as well. Now that it has been a few years since I got one and seeing that they’re back makes me happy! This mascara is a non-clumping nor smudging formula with an hour glass shape to the brush that has comb-like bristles to it. This helps with separating lashes for maximum volume and the formula includes peptides panthenol to help with nourishment when applying the mascara. I can’t wait to try this one out. I almost worn it to work thinking it was a primer but glad to find out this is a mascara. This retails for $26.

Eyeko Lash Curler

         I love using lash curlers to give a nice curl before my mascara is put onto my lashes. I even surprised my dad when I told him I know how to use one when I picked up a Revlon one for my travels to Atlanta. This has a nice curve that you don’t need a very steady hand but to me you need one just in case. Plus, it does rest against your cheek easily for that curl. I did try this out once the box got to me and man it looked flimsy but did its job. It also comes with an extra pad. This retails for $15.

Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner Rich

         Next up is a hydrating toner which I need right now. Recently, I have noticed my skin has had some dry patches on my cheeks and even gave me a major scab but working on healing it. This is a toner that is water-like with a subtle rose scent to it. This is a morning product which will definitely help and can layer everything else on top. This retails for $43.

Neogen Dermology Youth Repair Cream

         Next up is an interesting product! This is a moisturizer that contains eleven peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and ceramides to give the skin a bouncy glow. Again, dry patches have emerged and this came in time for me! This is something I can use before sunscreen during the day apparently which is perfect@ This retails for $48.

Simply by Helena Simple Cleanser

         Another cleanser for my collection! This has a gentle formula that is milky with a soft lavender scent including chamomile, water and goat’s milk. This can be used morning and night and as a makeup remover. I am into gentle cleansers so I do prefer a nice washing at the end of my day while in the shower. This retails for $29.99 for four ounces. I guess this has multiple sizes.

Piliy Ani Self Care Night Recovery Oil

         This next item is a facial oil that helps with hydration and I definitely need this! This contains squalene alongside plant derivative extracts to hydrate the skin. This is a last part of the nightly routine which is perfect for me. This retails for $72.

         That is it for this box! Wow, what a haul! I would have to say that this box beats last month’s due to how I wanted to try the Tarte Quick Stick and was glad to get another lash curler to try. I will definitely use all of these products and see how my face feels afterwards. Winter is coming and we have gotten some cooler weather so far and I’m ready for Christmas! Next post is the Ipsy Glam Bag!

Convention Quadrant: NFB Virtual State Convention Tour

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! taking a bit of detour with this!

NFB Virtual State Convention Tour

            This past year and last year, the Zoom platform has been a big platform for virtual conferences and the National Federation of the Blind was one of the associations that used this platform to put on events. This gave me a chance to meet people across the United States, especially students. I’ve gone to some this year and I do have some thoughts as well.


            This post is based on thoughts of the writer’s experience of this blog. Please respect her thoughts on what she experienced@ You have been warned!

            The conventions I attended included Massachusetts, South Dakota, National, Greater D. C., New York, Virginia, Texas, and Michigan. It was my second year at the Virginia Convention during the weekend of Halloween and it was fun this year. I did have to miss the banquet this year due to being with friends in Orlando for our scary movie night. I did attend their Camp Fire Stories which lets people share horror stuff and paranormal experiences. I did share Rayne’s experience living in Philadelphia where he lived in a home where the basement door was put in his room due to the renovations. The door had a padlock and chain but did see a girl wearing period clothing since Pennsylvania was one of the original thirteen colonies. One day his mom, if I remembered, did see the lock and chain were removed and the door was opened. I did bring up Mile Higher podcast since they did talk about the situation in Gary, Indiana when a family ended up going through a demonic event. I would recommend that by the way. It was fun hearing some creepy pasta stories on top of it. I did attend the Virginia Association of Blind Students meeting and enjoyed being in break out rooms with them. While I was attending the convention, I did find out I got accepted to George Mason since I did have to withdraw from U. Mass earlier this year. I was relieved that I didn’t get the National Scholarship after being withdrawn. I did take a bit of a break from conventions before National and decided to attend since it was online again due to Delta being rampant. It was fun since I got to learn about Maryland’s history since it was the host state and let New Orleans be the location next year. It was fun seeing Homer Simpson getting a workout with the Louisiana Center for the Blind. All thanks to the attendance, I joined the Writers Division since I was in the middle or writing my book.

            South Dakota, New York, Texas, and Michigan were new environments when it came to meeting people. South Dakota was a one day thing and I was glad to listen in on the person who got into WayAround tags for their seeds to grow in their garden. I did start getting into these and have enjoyed them and found them better than braille labelling tape due to how much the glue wears out due to the humidity here in Florida. I’ve been enjoying the WayLink more than my phone due to how I can just go handheld without wearing out my phone. It’s now easier labelling my eyeliner pencils and other stick makeup. I do like that I can put the purchase date when I got my mascara which helps with expiration. New York was my favorite along with Virginia because it was how I got back into art. I used to draw back in the day and I was sad when I had to give it up when I noticed my right eye was not focusing right. I came to this convention to attend the showing of Off the Canvas which is a documentary showing art teachers who are blind teaching others who are sighted or blind how to do art. One of them even paints and even had it on display. After that I knew it was possible to get back into it and felt good to get to it. Even though my art is a bit abstract but using watercolor again alongside pens, markers and now using watercolor pencils gave me a new hope. I will continue doing it even  when it comes to buying supplies. Heck, I felt alive going back into the art area of Michael’s picking up a brush, paper pads for watercolor and markers. I was so happy! I did get to meet the students as well which they were also welcoming like the other states too. It felt good to be around them again even if I didn’t have the news at the time about George Mason.

            There were some things I’ve did notice that I did not like as much. During Massachusetts, they had a makeup panel and they invited someone from Mary Kay who was a rep and same with a Color Street rep. I went in with an open mind but as the panel took place I wished it would have been different. As a makeup user, I am not a fan of MLM products and even done a post about this and prefer getting items from brands I know and love already that I tried over time or gotten through Ipsy or Allure’s subscriptions. I felt that the panel should have had better speakers that either can give tips on putting on makeup or get Molly Berk as a guest since she has done makeup for years as well. I even done makeup on my channel and could have done a better job. I felt this panel was just MLM hype and to tell you the truth I feel bad for anyone who is blind that has started selling for these companies because they have no idea that there is something dark behind the scenes. When I was at Greater D. C. I had to leave the Women of the NFB panel after one woman said she sells for Paparazzi and I watched Savanah Marie’s interview with a mom and daughter who used to be in there and witnessed messed up stuff. I don’t want to get into too much of it but want to point out that Paparazzi is not ADA compliant. The A. D. A. basically grants disabled people certain rights and that includes using equipment and this mom experienced being on a cruise where a woman’s husband was on a scooter and could not go onto one of the locations with it and he has to use it, not even walk when asked about that. This caused an uproar and that caused the mom and daughter to be dropped. I would feel horrible if this woman went on a cruise and was told she could not bring her guide dog or cane on an excursion. I remembered being on a Carnival cruise with my parents and nobody got on me for having my cane with me, they helped me everywhere even in Belize at the Mayan Ruins. Plus, I could imagine how much it costs for these women to buy the products and hearing about the income claims not being as great. I listened to Roberta Blevvin’s podcast and she had one where she read people’s horror stories while in MLMs and even had people as guests to tell their stories and one girl talked about how she spent so much and sold her stuff and didn’t make much in profit which was around $2500 when she spent way more than that. I understand you have to spend money to make it, not here when it costs a lot and the product is not great. I remember my lip gloss from Mary Kay which was the size as a Butter Gloss from NYX. I can get a Mac gloss for the same price and it’s bigger because of the amount of product being more than what I paid for than the Mary Kay. I get better advice at Mac and Ulta since I get more help in color matching, skin care, and where to find products. Again, I feel that these women are in something that would take advantage of them and would feel even worse if they get dropped for nothing like Tracy, the mom I talked about, and her daughter had from Paparazzi. I would suggest watching Savannah’s interview because it has a lot.  Also, Ilumninati did a video on Color Street not long after the Massachusetts convention and I saw that and like I said I paint my nails or put on press-on since strips don’t seem to stay for me. I could say the same about the other two. I’ve heard that Dashing Diva has better ones.

            Well, that was a long one but I did enjoy a good part of the aspects of this year. I hope to get to go to  an NFB convention in person again since it felt good to go to one back in Atlanta, RangerStop & Pop by the way, since it doesn’t feel the same doing it online except we have gone through a terrible pandemic and I think it’s long enough. I was glad to be vaccinated and got my booster recently even though it put me down for three days but got extra protection. Now knowing that kids can get vaccinated, it’s time to get in line and end this thing. I heard that people in Colorado during their convention got it, including President Riccabono. Again, it’s time for it to end. Sorry for the MLM rant but I felt it’s time to have that. If you want to be empowered, know that it’s really from within and you can empower yourself without toxic positivity. I’m already empowered with all the things I’ve been doing for years including Nerdy Shique Universe since I already represent a group in the convention and anime communities alike. I will definitely get my Allure Beauty Box up next!

Convention Quadrant: RangerStop & Pop Friday Panel Videos

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

RangerStop & Pop Friday Panel Videos

            I am now bringing you Friday’s videos from RangerStop & Pop. We did a have a mini vlog but didn’t do much with it since we were always running, however you can go to our channel to see them. I figure to post the videos from the panels and will get the press room ones up soon. Let’s get to the first one!

Red Ranger Panel

            First one was the Red Ranger Panel. This has been a bi one at both Orlando and Georgia ones from what I’ve seen. I did record the one during the 2018 Red Range panel that was a last-minute add-on and that was amazing since they did have Space Red, Christopher Kayman Lee, Light Speed Red, Sean Johnson, and even the original Red Ranger from the Japanese Mighty Morphen team. With this one we had rangers from Dino Charge, Beast Morphers, and of course Mighty Morphin. Time Force Red didn’t show up until Saturday so no showing. Here is the video for you guys to see!

Red Ranger Panel

David Yaust Panel

            The other panel we attended was David Yaust’s panel. The reason why it is in two parts is because we had to leave our video camera on the charger in our room, so we took our new digital camera for photos. I think we did Rayne proud whenever I get those up onto Facebook but it was a great back up just in case. Trust me I have enough SD cards. Back to the panel, I did grow up with Mighty Morphin as a seven-year-old and remembered him being the blue ranger for the longest time before the newer series came in. I even met him during Anime Festival Orlando back in 2010. It was great to hear about what he has planned during this panel Hearing about his project made a lot of us excited and can’t wait to see it. To hear more, here are the links to check out!

David Yaust Panel Part 1

David Yaust Panel Part 2

            That is, it for this post! So, enjoy the videos and subscribe to our channel while you’re at it! Next will be my Allure Beauty Box for November!

Subscription Satellite: Allure Beauty Box October 2021

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am glad to be back. Sorry for the long wait for this one!

Allure Beauty Box October 2021

            I understand that October is over, but I have not gotten a chance to post this. I was busy with work, attended virtual NFB conventions, and have applied to college again and got accepted. I will be announcing something at the end of the last RangerStop & Pop post, so stay tuned when that takes place! So, this box contains six items for $23 and it contains items that get featured by editors of Allure Magazine. It goes from drugstore to luxury, and you get deluxe sizes and full sizes for a nice mix of items. I was excited for one product which I will get into detail once I get to it, let’s see what October offered!

Nature Lab Perfect Leave In Repair Treatment

            First item is from Nature Lab and that is their Perfect Leave In Repair Treatment. I enjoy leave in treatments for my hair, especially with helping repairing frizz. I haven’t used this yet since I still have some products to get through but will start using it. I’m glad to get a full-size of this item in my box which makes it better. The claims that are helps with shine and repair any frizz or breakage with carotene which is good for the hair. I will see how this goes! This retails for $16.

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser

            Yay! Another item from First Aid! This brand has been helping me out so far and I have been enjoying what I’ve been using so far. When I saw this arrive, I was happy! This is a fragrance-free cleanser with aloe that helps with removing dirt, oil and any makeup that may be left behind or can be used as makeup removal. I can see where double cleansing would be important since most makeup can be missed; I admit it with my lashes with any mascara. I will use this in the shower since I can get rid of any residue from the day while showering. This retails for $34 for 8 oz.

Wish Pink Champagne Lip Balm

            Next up is a lip balm type gloss from Wish. I never heard of these guys until now and glad to get this. This is a balm with a clear sheen to it, this keeps the moisture even when the sheen disappears. It has botanicals to help with the moisture. You can put this on top of any lip product to give off a sheen or use it at night. This retails for $20.

Kaja Bento Bouncy Shadow Trio

            Next up is a shadow trio from Kaja and I’m wearing it now! I heard of these guys through YouTube and wanted these since it’s neat with how they package their products. It is like a mini bento box where the shadows are stacked into it. This is a neutral trio which I use the third shade as definer, the middle as my crease, and the one on top for my brow which is easy to use. I did use a brown liner to bring it together. I will keep using this, plus it would be perfect for travel since it won’t take up too much room and it wouldn’t crease throughout the day. I will look in my local Sephora for another one of these! This retails for $21.

Boshia 0.6 Pro Retinal Waterless Treatment

            This is one new item that shown up in my box and it’s also full-size. I have not tried anything from Boshia but had heard good things from this brand through YouTube. I know Sephora carries them but also Ulta I think but I know they are a bit pricey. I have been using this at night since retinal is better to put on at night than the day because it doesn’t pair well with sunlight, which causes the skin to need sunscreen. I do use sunscreen all thanks to the Vogue video that people talked about with Gwyneth Paltrow who only puts sunscreen on her nose and other areas highlighter gets applied. I of course put sunscreen all over my face, I can’t do it on the rest of my body because it’s sensitive towards it. Anyways, tangent aside, so far, my skin has not reacted badly to this product, I will be keeping on using this, I did read I can use this with moisturizers, I am using one with snail mucus and will see how well it pairs with it tonight. This retails for $48.

            That completes it! I couldn’t find the Dr. Brandt moisturizer I am also using during the day but it’s going well with that one too, I did get a deluxe size of that. I will use the Kaja stack since I love the idea of having a shadow stack like this. I know one other brand does something similar but with magnets. I will drop by Sephora. So far, the Boshia product is going well. I will use the Nature Lab item to see how well it goes with my hair. Next up will be the Friday panels from RangerStop & Pop! Stay tuned!