Subscription Satelite: No Make No Life September 2020

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

 

No Make No Life September 2020

 

New new box! New new box! Yes, I have a new subscription to talk about and it is called No Make No Life and it’s from Japan. It’s a Japanese and Korean Beauty box subscription that has a variety of skin care and make up and you get from eight to nine products every month. I know it’s weird to see that it’s next month’s box because it does have a small magazine talking about the items that appear in the box and it does what magazines do where you have next month’s issue for this month. This subscription is $35, and you pay $10 for DHL Express shipping on top of that. I know it sounds pricey but hear me out! I almost subscribed to Boxy Premium but felt that I get the same brands of items in my Base Box and same with Boxy Lux but didn’t want to feel that I won’t get my Base Box every fourth month. I do like the idea of getting some luxury items but again they are brands that still appear in all three tiers. Goes the same with Glam Bag Ultimate except the items are nothing really to brag about and sometimes the leftovers do end up in the Add-Ons if they’re not given out. So, I saw all the advertisements on Facebook for this box alongside Tokyo Treat which they are the company behind this one and since Tobi and Rayne have done and may still be doing Boxu which is a Japanese snacks subscription why not this one? I have been enjoying Korean beauty brands like Tony Moley for example but want to try out Japanese beauty stuff too since the girls at Beauty News have gone to Japan and got a few beauty products to try. This month’s box is themed around BTS who is a popular boyband in Korea and if you haven’t heard them, Steve Ayoki has collaborated with them and you can hear their song during his set at Electric Daisy Carnival from Las Vegas last year. There are variants on items so I will talk about them and now!

 

BT21 Rose Oil Multi-Purpose Cream: First up is a rose oil cream from BT21. This is so heavily scented, but it does feel good on the skin. This item can be used for face, body, and hair and the rose oil helps moisturize the skin. Plus, it features one of the BT21 characters based on the BTS members.

Petit Recipe 2 Color Juicy Gloss: Next up is an item by Petit Recipe which is a brand from Japan and it’s a 2-color gloss that comes in a bottle like package. This gloss is a two color one that also contains pearl for extra glam. You could either get vanilla, grape, cherry, or blood orange. I think I got blood orange for mine and I wonder why Japan always has the cutest packaging ever? Even their snacks are wrapped in cute packaging.

Chupa Chups Hand Cream in Strawberry Cream: I remembered Chupa Chups existing when I was in grade school and remembered my brother having those lollipop spinners that they sold with the lollipops at some toy stores if you know what I mean? I did remember getting a pack of the ice cream flavored lollipops from this brand and surprising enough they are no longer in the states unless you go to Britain since they came from there originally. This hand cream is inspired by the scent of these lollipops and it’s not sticky and made with shea butter which you could have gotten either mango, cherry, strawberry cream, peach, mandarin orange, musket grape, or pink grapefruit. I got mine in strawberry cream and didn’t smell like it. Wait, it does now, and it smells good. My hands have been really dry due to the hand washing due to the pandemic.

Overaction Rabbit Lip Cream or Lipstick: Next has an interesting fact! Apparently, there was a character known as the Overaction Rabbit that is very popular with a messenger like app in Korea and it has been loved by Korean celebrities. These lipsticks and lip creams help moisturize the lips and you could have gotten either one. I did get the lip cream by the looks of it in grape because I smelled the flavor and it smells really good. Funny enough is that this had the packaging you tend to get on a rack at a store, kind of like how you sometimes find a single Lip Smacker at CVS or Target as an example.

Beauty Present Heart Shape Make Up: Next is something I wanted to open, and it was so cute, and they are heart shaped make up sponges! When I saw these in my box I was wondering what they were and saw the magazine and they were correct and these are supposed to make your make up application easy where the points are used for the smaller areas and the round edges are for the bigger parts of your face. Also, you can cut these in half if you want a smaller blender which is really smart. These would be perfect for travel honestly and I am not sure if you can wet these or not, but I will definitely come back during the Review Round Up and give you my review on these.

Crayon Royal Nail Stickers: There is nothing much about these, but they are just nail stickers you can stick on after polish.

The Seam Single Eye Shadow: Next is an eye shadow from Seam Cosmetics. I know the spelling is different but if I spelled it like they did then it would be auto-corrected to Same. This was a collaboration in Korean pop idol group 17 to make these shimmer shadows because they use, they use shadows from this brand. There are variations that you could have gotten but it doesn’t say the color but glad to try this out and hoping it does pop on my shadow bases since it says it has a silicon coating to help with that.

Make for Me Sheet Mask: Final item in the box is a sheet mask! You know I love these things and I tend to use them twice a week as of Monday to get my skin ready for the week ahead and on Friday to relax after a long week. This is a moisturizing mask with an orange scent and K Pop celebrities would approve the rainbow packaging. I will have to try this out and let you all know in the Review Round Up as well.

 

That is, its guys for this post! So far, I have enjoyed this box. I was also surprised how fast it arrived since it said it would ship two to five days after your payment is made. I think this is better than Allure because I get items from brands, I haven’t discovered yet or some items I have known about since Tony Moley does appear in this box. Plus, you get to have a few beauty tools on top of it. I am really excited about this box so far and will see what the next one holds since Halloween is in October and wonder if they do any Halloween themed things. Let’s see next month!

The Tag Quadrant: THe Make Up Marvels Tag!

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

 

Make Up Marvels Tag!

 

I saw Teresa is Dead do this one and felt like doing it and it is the Make Up Marvels Tag! I love make up and I do have some things I get from Ulta or even from my subscriptions that I feel that are really good and have been working out for me and when I saw this tag I felt like it was something I want to do and I do have some things I want to talk about. First a disclaimer!

 

Disclaimer: This tag is based on make up experiences that the lead writer of this site has! Please respect her thoughts based on her experiences on the products that are mentioned in this tag. Thank you!

 

Lady Prime: a primer that actually works I give it to two of them and they are the E. L. F. Pore less Putty Primer and the NYX Hydro Touch! Why? Because these two are my favorite and they have been working out the most for my dry as heck skin! Even though I haven’t repurchased my beloved Hydro Touch in months but it has been keeping my skin from drying out like crazy even before the foundation gong on, it just keeps the moisture in even after taking my make up off after a long day of work alongside the E. L. F. one. The pore less Putty was all thanks to getting it in the Allure Beauty Box which I unsubscribed from last November because I can just get this at Target and did last time with the actual purchase and have been loving it. This is in a medium size pot and it does come out creamy on the skin and with a good moisturizer underneath it does stay moist on the skin. I can see why someone said it’s (Insert Their Name) Approved!

Ripe & Hype: Make Up that is worth the hype! Oh man, I know I did this with the drugstore tag recently but if I was being honest here, I would have to give it to the MorphexJames Charles Pallet! I know I said I didn’t like Morphe but mainly for their brushes and when I saw this on sale on Ulta’s website I looked at it and thought it was the Tarte Tartiste Pro Remix over again but it wasn’t when I compared it to the shades of both and purchased this one. I got it and man they were not kidding about the 35 shade pallets being huge as heck! I can see why, and this does remind me of the color wheel and an artist paint pallet since this is the Artistry Pallet. I did try the green shades and did an analogous look with this and that is what it’s meant for which you use the shades in a particular color family and go to the lightest which I did by using Social Blade on my lid, Daddy as my definer, Guac in my crease, and Bee in my brow to give the yellow touch and blended them together. I will keep using this pallet and I think this will be my only Morphe pallet since I prefer the color pallets I can play with as well.

The Late Bloomer: the product you was late to try but wished you tried it sooner! I give it to the Naked Eye Shadow Pallets from Urban Decay. It took me a few years in my somewhat YouTube Career and Blogging Career to collect these pallets and sad that the original and Naked 2 have been discontinued and knowing Naked 3 is to follow suit that I must get before it goes bye for real. I have a feeling the reason why they are discontinuing the originals is to make way for the newer ones like the Ultraviolet for example. Again, I feel like I was late to the game with these even though they have lost their popularity to the brand I mentioned above and a few others, but I didn’t care. I love these pallets and will keep using them when I’m in the mood.

Tentative Tangles: a pallet you’ve been on the fence on and now a favorite! Hush! So many of my pallets but I would give this one to the Tarte Toasted Pallet! I purchased this during 21 Days of Beauty which I was not going to, but the sale price was really good and did. I can see this one is a good one because it is an expanded version of the Naked Heat and does give you more toasty shades to play with and it fits with the fiery shades you would expect. I need to start using this more since I haven’t really touched it for a while.

Game Changer: a product that has changed how you do your make up or changed your routine? I give it to the Juno & Co. Make Up Sponges, the Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit, and mascara primers! First, the Juno sponges have helped me with blending my make up very well even with the foundations that have a really dewy formula. The Billion Dollar Brow Kit has been a big game changer in my brow routine. I tend to just use a clear brow gel and a pencil to keep my brows in place and this has been doing the same thing. While the mascara primers have been keeping my lashes from having flakes from any mascara and the flakes tend to bother my eyes too. Glad I got to start using the lash primers since my eyes do water due to allergies, especially with how we have so much pollen in the air.

Beauty Lash: a mascara that curls to the top! I know that is not the exact words but the mascara I would give this to is the Lash Princess mascara from Essence! I got into this mascara due to my favorite personalities on YouTube. All thanks to hearing about this one I had to get it and fell in love with it when I first purchased it on Ulta. I have been using the waterproof one from them for work as well.

Shine & Dine: a shiny product that doesn’t look like fly paper! Hmmm! I give it to the Space Case Shadow in Ultimate Space Gasm. I know this is a weird name, but this shadow is amazing! If you want a single shadow look without the thought is any of the Space Case ones. This brand is amazing, and their shadows are Colour Pop quality but on the dryer side. I would say try them out if you have a chance. While the shade I mentioned is very glittery and easy to blend on the eyes on top of a white eye base and you can travel easily with these in a make-up bag.

Fancy Cake: a powder that sets without looking like a crepe on your face! The Becca Hydro Mist Powder and the E. L. F. Setting Powder. These two are amazing in setting foundation. The Hydro mist was from a BoxyCharm last year and it is very dewy, and it is very refreshing! While the E. L. F. one is translucent and very pressed and easy to set my makeup. With the Wet N Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation gives a really nice set to it and doesn’t make it feel heavy. Now I want to see how well the Hydro Mist powder would set it. Still I enjoy these powders even though they are in different price ranges from each other. Becca is around the $30 range while E. L. F. is around $6. Good products for their prices.

 

This was a fun tag guy! I am glad to do this one and hope you enjoyed it. I am still reading a ton of books so don’t worry I will get to reviewing another book soon and I am now waiting on my subscriptions to get to me, I am also planning to do my Sunu Band review since I can’t test it at a convention due to how they have been pushed to 2021 and promised to review it for a while now. Stay tuned everyone!

The Tag Quadrant: The Drugstore Make Up Tag!

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

Drugstore Make Up Tag

Today I will be doing the Drugstore Make Up Tag. As you know mys tart with make up happened to be drugstore and have been using products from there up to today. I seen Jessica Braun do this tag and she added some questions so I will be doing her version of this tag, let’s get to it!

 

If you were able to use one drugstore brand or affordable brand what would it be? I will give this to Wet N Wild because it was the very first make up brand I’ve ever used and have been loving for many years. I know there has been some controversy around its Cruelty Free status due to selling in a Chinese drugstore but I still have enjoyed the products. I have been loving their dewy foundation the most now because it feels comfortable on my skin.

What is the most under rated affordable brand? I have to give it to Jordana is the brand I would say it’s under rated. It is always sold at Walgreens which I have seen some people say they have been taken out of some locations which they did that with my all time favorite nail polish brand, Sinful Colors, in my area. I have seen people rave about their eyeliner and I did get their purple one a while back before moving out and did love their lip products I have tried. I know you can still get them online which is a good thing.

What is the most over rated drugstore brand? I give it to Morphe! I feel like with all of the influencers promoting it and despite the drama of them dropping Jeffree Starr they are still over rated. I admit I did buy James Charles’ pallet because it was on sale and haven’t tried out the eye shadows and I do like a more of an artist’s pallet to play with like the Tarte Tartiste Pro ReMix pallet. The brushes on the other hand aren’t that great either since they are basically Crown brushes but labeled Morphe and I do have the vegan brush set and find them just okay when I can get better brushes at the drugstore with better quality like E. L. F. And I need to say this from pure honesty and that is if you’re an influencer and that gets PR try the product before saying it’s really good because I have seen Jaqueline Hill say the foundations, concealers, and powders really amazing but and this is a big one at that, she turned around and said she has not used the Morphe concealer but Tarte Shade Tape. Please don’t fool your followers. Heck, I was on camera to say that the Coastal Scents concealer quad was hard to blend for all to see!

What is one drugstore product under $5 you’ve liked? Oh man, this is hard! I would give it to Essence Lash Princess mascara. I have been loving this mascara for a while and even have the waterproof one for work so it would stay on during the day or on a bad day if I need that cry at home. This has been a great range of mascara that I have tried in many years and can see why it has been a favorite for a lot of people too.

What is a drugstore hidden gem no one talks about? I want to give this to the Revlon Lip Cushion Lip Tints! I had to think about it but these have been mentioned in Allure but hardly anyone on YouTube has mentioned them. I loved these for a while and my favorite shade has always been Crimson Feels due to how it is that classic brick red shade I know and look good in.

What is your favorite drugstore foundation? I give it to the Wet N Wild Photo Focus Dewy foundation! I know I just touched this but it is so good! I like how it is so comfortable on the skin and not so drying at all. So many people did not like the smell of the original one but you hardly smell this one which is good. I will keep on purchasing this since Buff Bisque is always my shade and sometimes it does sell out so I buy two just in case!

What are some products you buy at the drugstore more than high end? I would have to say eye shadow and lip products! Even though I have been getting my eye shadow fix from subscription boxes every month but I always get an eye shadow pallet or lip product a lot more on the drugstore side because their quality has been kicking it and I don’t feel so guilty spending so much on one pallet. I think the last shadow pallet I purchased that was full price was the Nude Mood pallet from COlour Pop. While lip products, on the other hand, I feel like I have been getting less of because of the subscriptions and have so many of so I slowed down on that. The last one I did get was another Crimson Feels which I finished up pretty fast.

What is one brand that is over priced? Even though I agree with Physician’s Formula being over priced but I have to say NYX is getting really high in price. I remembered this brand being so affordable at Ulta and then when it started being more accessible at CVS, Target, and now Walgreens and now we have the actual stores it has gone up in price and I remembered Jen Luv’s Reviews mentioned how it feels like their products are being raised in price without any reason. For instance, I remembered the Hydro Touch primer being around $13 at Ulta and now it’s around $16 I think and I am so surprised at that price. Heck, now they have a $32 shadow pallet and I am wondering who made the decision on these price hikes? The world will never know.

What is your favorite drugstore dupe? I give it to the NYX Slide On Eye Pencil! I feel that these are a dupe for Urban Decay’s Glide On Eye Pencils even though I have three of those due to 21 Days of Beauty. The NYX ones have been a fan favorite and I have loved these pencils for years and even have one in my work make up kit when I do teal shadow looks. I love how these glide on my eye lines and there are pretty good color options to choose from without breaking the bank. And another item would be the NYX Eye Base which is a good dupe for the Mac Paint Pot. I do love the Paint Pots but I always fall back to the NYX eye base because it does keep my shadows on very well throughout the day and it’s easy to blend on the eyes too.

What is the best drugstore shadow formula? I give this to the Coastal Scents single shadows. Why? Because not only being a bit under rated but at the same time they are so good! I can just buy these and stick them into a Z Pallet and just go on my merry way. I use these for work a lot because it’s so easy to find shadows appropriate for work that would go with any of my color schemes for solid and sometimes printed clothing. I even have one of their pallets with these shadows which is the pink pallet and haven’t touched it yet though. These are not too expensive either, they were around the $1.99 mark but they did have a price raise to $3 and they do go on sale a lot during the year.

What is the worst eye shadow formula? I think I have to give it to Revlon and the ones that came to mind were those shadow pallets that were named after the different elements of art like Advant Gard, Graffiti, and so on and those were okay. I did also remembered getting a shadow quad from them but what I didn’t like was how the packaging was so cheap and broke so easily! I am wondering if they improved the formula over time because their lip products are amazing but shadows aren’t the greatest!

What is one make up brand you loved before but no longer love? I have to say Maybelline and L’Oreal. I feel that these two brands were my favorites and I tend to get a lot of their items and now I only buy a few of them especially on sale. I think the last L’Oreal product I bought was the Voluminous Butterfly mascara because I do enjoy that mascara. I think the reason why I rarely buy from this brand is because they discontinued my most favorite mascara and that was the Miss Manga. I am still mad about that! While Maybelline, I really only get mascaras from them too because I already get my favorite lip products from other brands more than these guys. I think the last lip product was the Lip Ink liquid lipstick and I thank Allure for that one but I rarely buy items from these two brands.

Drugstore product you didn’t expect you love? I would have to give it to the E. L. F. Primer Infused Blushes! The thing is that usually you would have hits and misses from E. L. F. but these blushes have been one of my favorites. I only have two colors and they are Always Rosey from the matte line and Always Lucky from the luminous line. These go on sheer but really easy to build up which you need to watch out for that because it can get intense really easily due to how pigmented these are. I have been using Always Rosy for work every day and hoping to keep on purchasing it!

Affordable Eye Shadow Pallet You’ve Been Enjoying Now: I have been rarely buying any eye shadow pallets at the drugstore like I used to due to getting so many pallets in my subscriptions so I can’t really say.

What has been a brand that’s been stepping up? I am agreeing with Jessica on this and this is one of her questions and that is Cover Girl. Ever since they’ve announced their Cruelty Free Status years ago everyone has been buying them more, heck even I have been buying them a little more especially when I got my all time favorite concealer again, Invisible Lift in light. They have done so many things in the past and they have grown ever since their new status and hoping they keep on going.

Best new release or line at the drugstore? I give it to the Wet N Wild X My Melody and Kuromie Collection! They have made a lot of awesome collections in the past but this take the cake! Sanrio has been around for many decades and so many brands have partnered with them until now with Wet N Wild. I did buy the collection myself and waiting for it to arrive and basically it’s ten items and you get a makeup bag, two shadow pallets, two brushes, and some lip stuff and a face pallet. You can get them separately on the website and on Sanrio’s website too which is really amazing because I remembered there were their own make up items but getting it with Wet N Wild makes it better.

What is one brand that is dying out? I am not only agreeing on Revlon but also Almay. Revlon, I do love the lip tints they released and of course the Super Lustrous Lip sticks but they haven’t really been coming out with anything mind blowing. I know they are trying to fit with the newer generation by bringing new face items, new lip products, and other things except they are still going backwards in a way to cater to the older crowd. I am not saying I am super old but old enough to remember how they used to release so many new items like the other brands until now they aren’t doing it so much. While Almay, it’s like everyone passes by without a glance. When I first got into face make up I did use to use their Clean Complexion line all the time but when I noticed my skin was reacting weird to their products I had to change it up and went with other brands when it came to foundation, powder, and concealer. The other reason why they feel like they’re dying out with me is that they do just cater to four skin shades and they are light, light medium, medium, and deep. Ever since Fenty Beauty came out with their huge range of foundation shades a lot of brands followed suit like Wet N Wild, Becca, Maybelline, and so many other brands because it feels like with how brands should release their shade ranges it has to be inclusive because nobody has the same skin shade.What is a product you’ve been loving for years? I am giving it to the Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye Mascara! I have been buying this over and over and glad it’s still available! I prefer this over the Feline Noir mascara from L’Oreal because this one actually makes my lashes curl while the Feline Noir one just makes them stiff.

 

Well guys that is it! Some of the questions I had to think while others were pretty easy. I do love drugstore make up and can’t get enough of a few products while most of the time it’s face make up I get due to my subscriptions always giving me something new. I will be doing another tag that I saw Teresa Is Dead featured on her channel so stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020

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

 

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020

it’s time for my Ipsy Glam Bag and it was the last to arrive. Even though I didn’t get any add-ons this month but didn’t get shipped until after my GB Plus did. This bag is $12 a month and you get sample sizes of brands ranging from drugstore, indie, prestige, and luxury. You also get a makeup bag like with GB Plus! Let’s see what I got this month!

Ciate London Hempz Citron & Quartz Body Lotion: First is another item from Hempz and it’s also another body lotion but I will be using this for my hands. I’m happy to get another one of these but the issue I have is that towards the end it gets harder to squeeze with how thick the product is. Not only this has the usual hemp seed oil that helps with hydration but it also has citrus oils  and extracts to help protect the skin from aging and apparently it’s good for applying after you shave your legs. I have to try that since I tend to use our blades from Dollar Shave Club and yes the shave butter is really cooling but I still have my dry patches. This also has quartz crystal particles to light up the skin with some shimmer. I hope it is not too harsh since my skin has something that is glitter. I hope it doesn’t break me out!
Luxie 205 Tapered Blending Brush: Next up is another brush from Luxie and it’s their tapered blending brush. I do love their brushes and have gotten a few sets from them over time and I recommend these over Morphe due to how well they do the job. I will be using this to apply shadows or blend them after I apply my shadow look. It is so soft and it does fit my eye lid very well. Let’s see how this goes!
Space Case Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Space Food: Another eye shadow from these guys and this time it’s called Space Food. This is a shimmery silver and still has the same soft formula I know and love. I can’t wait to wear this on my eyes with a silver liner! I highly recommend this brand too!
The Balm Cosmetics Will Powdered Blush in Worth the Wait: Another product from the Balm and this time it’s a blush. There are times where I rarely get blushes in this bag. I mention on my profile I love blush and bronzer and it gets ignored sometimes. I understand so many items so little time. I am glad to get this in my bag this month but the thing is I wish they didn’t put it in smaller books because it’s hard to get a face brush in any face related samples. It’s best to do it with shadows but not face items. Please Balm Cosmetics put it in a compact like how Ofra does it for their samples for Ipsy. Anyways, this is a natural tone blush that is supposed to help wake up the skin with a trio of plant extracts and not made with any harmful ingredients. Also, it’s very easy to blend. I will have to try this out since I have tried the blushes in the Rock 1 and 2 pallets I have in my makeup collection and have enjoyed what I’ve tried so far.
Ciate London Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil: Finally my choice product is a lip oil from Ciate London! I have been into lip oils because my lips do get dry even while teaching or not being able to re-apply my lip product either after a nap or after eating. I was surprised that this came in a small tube but not hating it though. Apparently watermelon extract is also supposed to be good for hydration on the lips. I have seen a lot of watermelon skin care from different brands and glad to try this out from Ciate since I have been a fan of their products for a few years now.

Well guys that is it for this month’s Glam Bag! I wish the Balm would give bigger compacts for their samples when it comes to face products because there are times where I use a big blush brush myself. I may get the item full size if I do enjoy it. I can’t wait to try out the eye shadow I got from Space Case this time since I have enjoyed their products for years as well. I will have to see how the Hempz lotion will go since my skin can get a little sensitive on the body to some sparkle. Let’s see what happens in the Review Round Up next month! Also, can’t wait to see what my birthday month holds for all my subscriptions!

Hempz Body Lotion: https://hempz.com/products/fresh-fusions-citrine-crystal-quartz-herbal-body-moisturizer?_pos=2&_sid=852ce9b37&_ss=r
Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Brush: https://www.luxiebeauty.com/products/luxie-205-tapered-blending-rose-gold
Space Case Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Space Food: https://spacecasecosmetics.com/products/space-food
The Balm COsmetics Blush: https://thebalm.com/search?type=product%2Carticle&q=Will+Powder+Blush+in+shade+Worth+the+Wait
Ciate London Watermelon Burst Lip Oil: https://www.sephora.com/product/watermelon-burst-hydrating-lip-oil-P446307

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm July 2020

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

BoxyCharm July 2020!

My BoxyCharm arrived and it arrived earlier like my Glam Bag Plus! I was surprised it also arrived on a Sunday again since FedEx delivered this while I was having brunch. I am not complaining since I’m happy to get this earlier even before my Choice Day on Tuesday. This box is $25 a month and you get five full size items from prestige and luxury brands. Let’s see what they sent me this month.
Skin Club Vitamin C Booster: First is my choice item for this month and it’s from Skin Club. It was a hard choice this month because there were two other serums, one was for lashes and the other was from Skin 111 but it was pollution protection so I decided on this one. This is the Vitamin C Booster Serum and it is supposed to help brighten the skin and fight against aging and also help protect against UV Rays. This is so important especially with how hot it gets here and everyone is social distancing at the beach now that getting that UV force on your skin can be harsh. I’m glad to get this and try this out. This retails for $49.95!
Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil: Next is something from Hourglass and it’s my first time trying them. I remembered one of their highlighters was on choice but didn’t choose them since my curiosity was not peaked into trying their formula out. I guess I don’t get too interested in luxury brands like most people but let’s see what this pencil is all about. This claims to create super defined brows with the super fine tip to make it look like you got micro bladed without the blade. I have to see how this goes since I do use brow products to keep my brows in place, especially towards the front where it can be bushy even when I maintain them but it’s good to get a brow pencil time to time. I thought it was an eyeliner but glad to get this instead. This retails for $28.
Pur Cosmetics Festival 2.0 Eye Pallet: I remembered getting the first one and glad to get the sequel! Like the last one, except that one had more mattes, this one has shimmer but more shimmer. This pallet has twelve shades like the last one from what I remembered and glad to get this one since I didn’t get a pallet last month. This retails for $36.
Hank & Henry Lip Love Lux Lipstick: Another item from Hank & Henry and this time it’s a lipstick. This lipstick is coated in a shimmery coating and it dissolves as you apply it. It is also stored in a ruby red container and it leaves a satin look or a moisturized sheen on your lips. This retails for $17.
Lavish Quick Dry Color Switch Cleaner: Final item is from Lavish and it’s their ever-so-famous Color Switch. When I saw this in my box I thought BoxyCharm Played a joke and sent me an empty tin but opened it and saw this and scanned the card to find out what it is. This is supposed to help you clean powder shadows off your brushes and it retails for $20.

That is it for this box! I’m actually happy about this one. I feel that they did this one better than the last since I mentioned how I felt that they threw my box together and sent it to me. I did tell them about how the Purlisse CC Cream was in my wrong shade and they apologized and gave me charms for it. They also explained that the shade chooser based on profile is still new to them with complexion products and to me that they should have gotten it down since they sent the foundation and concealer cards months ago. Glad that was resolved. Anyways, I will have to see how the pallet fairs since I did like the last one from last year and this one is the new one that they made. I have to see if they have a shade description for all the shades in this one and see how different it is. I am glad to get a new brow pencil to try out since I am using my Billion Dollar Brows Kit still and of course glad to try a new item from Hank & Henry and they have not gotten back to me about the Living Color pallet. I may have to find out some other way. And of course glad to try the color Switch since I do use a lot of powder shadows and will see how well it cleans off my brushes as I use them. I can’t wait to see what is up for choice this Tuesday and hoping its better because I felt with choice this time for July it was meh! I love skin care but I remembered there was more variety to choose from and I understand that they didn’t have much due to the pandemic but hoping its better this time. Also, I can’t wait to see what I get in my box in August!

That is it for this post! Glad that my box was better this month since the items were ones that I would use. Let’s see what August brings since it is my birthday month again. I am waiting for my Ipsy to arrive so it should be here this week. Until next time!

Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster
HourGlass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil
Pur Cosmetics Festival 2.0
Note: Using the BoxyCharm link because the website has the new Raw Beauty Kristy Collab going on.
Hank & Henry Lips Page
Lavish Quick Dry Color Switch Cleaner

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus July 2020

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Glam Bag Plus July 2020

It’s time for Glam Bag Plus again! It arrived earlier than it has been which I guess it’s due to not getting any add-ons this month since nothing really caught my eye. I almost got the Jackie Eina pallet from Anastasia but that brand has not intrigued me because I have so many similar color schemes. I do want to support Jackie but not Anastasia. She does give good tips with press on nails which I will take some of that to heart. Anyways, this bag is $25 a month and you get more full-size items alongside a cute makeup bag. All I have to say is that this month was more makeup and one skin care item which I will tell you what they are!
Midflower Hyyarolonicc Acid Sheet Mask Set of Three: First is something from Midflower. I have loved their sheet masks since I bought sets of these from the Ipsy Offers page and they have helped my skin. When I found out I was getting these I was so excited and I did try one out for my sheet mask night. Hyaluronic Acid is very hydrating for the skin and it holds a thousand times its weight in water and this helps with keeping the skin dewy which I agree. I didn’t know this was thirty minutes for a mask but it did help with twenty. I would say if you haven’t tried anything with this acid try twenty first and then move up because you never know with what your skin can react and how it reacts. A full size pack of these are $15.
Il Makage Color Boss Multi-Dimension Eye Color in Eyes on the Prize: With this month’s choice items you could choose one of these babies but I didn’t choose any of them because I had a feeling I would get one anyways and I was right. I would have chosen the color I wanted but wanted to have more fun with what they chose me and that was Eyes on the Prize. This is a shadow that glides on like a cream, blends like a liquid, and finishes like a powder and the color is a light, metallic gold shade which I don’t mind at all since my eyes sometimes have a gold hue in the center. You can also use this wet or dry depending on the intensity you want. I have to try this out then and see how I like it! This retails for $29!
Tula Protect Plus Glow Daily SPF 30 Gel: Next is the skin care item and it’s also SPF related. Perfect timing too since we are in the middle of summer and I’ve been using a Glow Recipe sleeping mask with retinol in it. I heard of Tula all thanks to BoxyCharm and didn’t get that product in my box last month but got this in my GB Plus instead. This is a lightweight gel that gives a sheen and protects against the harmful rays of the sun. Not only this has probiotics and pineapple and papaya extracts to help with moisture but also has wild butterfly ginger root to help protect from UV Rays. Interesting on that ingredient which I will research now! Actually it’s also known as white ginger which grows in summer and fall and gives a white lily flower with a slight aroma. Interesting! Full size tube will cost $36 retail!
Real Her I Am Amazing Eyeliner in Black: Really Ipsy? You gave me a brown eyeliner and gave me another black one this month. You Okay besides the usual won’t budge and will stay on for twenty-four hours, this one is more of a cream formula that will glide on like butter! I have to put that to the test whenever I start using these liners again because my work makeup kit is being filled up with these pens. At least I don’t have to buy eyeliner pens for a while now. This retails for $16.
Tarte Surfer Curl Mascara: Finally my choice item and happy I chose this one because I wanted to try this one for a while now. When I heard Surfer Curl I was curious since I used to love surfing as in a fan of it. This mascara is supposed to make your eyes wider with the making lashes curled and also it contains Vitamin E and Sea Algae. Perfect name for this since this is good with its vegan formula. I have to put this to the test since I do have the Stage One Primer but still using my E. L. F. Lash Primer at the moment. I am glad to try this out so I didn’t have to purchase it at the moment and will come back for my Review Round Up on this. This retails for $23.

That is it for this post! This month’s box was pretty good because its summer and we need a good SPF even when trying out Glow Recipe for my first time and my skin has been holding up with SPF products so far so good. Been using my SPF Moisturizer from DSC. Also, when I look at it with summer you don’t want to wear heavy makeup while being outside in the hot sun. Some people said that this box sucked on one YouTube video but I think the choices were fine. I like the idea of a hybrid shadow , also sheet masks to moisturize after cleaning off the makeup and the skin being dry, of course I get to try a new mascara I wanted to try for a while from Tarte and see how it works. I am really happy with what I got and glad that the bag is not too tiny either because I have noticed that some of the bags for GB Plus have been a little small for a few months and the Glam Bag was bigger. I am using the bag with all of my items I carry in it. Apparently my BoxyCharm is close and see if it comes sooner than the tracking says. You will see the post soon! Until next time!

Midflower Hyarolonic Acid Sheet Mask
Il Makiage Color Boss Eye Shadow
Tula Protect Plus Glow SPF 30 Gel
Real Her I Am Amazing Eyliner
Tarte Surfer Curl Mascara

The Book Quadrant: Nemecene: The Versal Arts by. Kaz LeFave

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Nemecene: The Versal Arts by. Kaz LeFave

Disclaimer: This review is based on the thoughts and opinions on this ARC that was sent to the writer of this blog. Please respect her thoughts and opinions on the writing that the author has released. Please and thank you!

In this episode, we find Elize and Keeto now fugitives and living among the Gatlins that have been for their innovations to help human kind may have some treason from within. After her death experience and leaving it behind, Elize has some anxiety left within and Keeto’s journal is the only way of answering her waking questions that she may have. While living in this village they are officially introduced to Segari, Zefarion’s mother, and get to know her while their best friend is missing.

During the time in their village, Keeto is continued to be trained in the Versal Arts by Izonnis, who was the pretend scholar at the Museum of Antiquities for some time and has challenged him during his practice and be able to understand who or what they are. Just when they have serenity in this village the Unification factions come and disrupt it by coming after Elize and Keeto as their bounty. Will they escape this time?

Thoughts: I was able to read this with a better speech rate because I started reading with a newer app on my I Pad. During the pandemic there was a sale on the Voice Dream Reader which is another PDF reader app for visually impaired people can use and enjoy books even in other formats. I was glad to try this out with this episode of the series because it felt more clear when it read. I will be using this app for any remaining ARCs Kaz may have as I keep on reading this series.

I did like the slight time skip in between this episode and the last because I thought that something worse may have happened after the last episode but at least the both of them got to live somewhere more peaceful than and as advanced as Edinburg was.

I’m glad that Stitch’s mother behead a bigger role this time because when she was introduced in one of the earlier books I felt it was kind of short and I thought something had happened to her that caused Stitch to act as he does but with him missing in this one and how Elize hopes to find him I am not sure if he is alive or dead like how they thought. I did find everyone’s interactions more fluid because it feels that this episode is more of showing some of the truth but not all of it. Elize is trying to get over her anxieties after being in that dream state last volume and then Keeto is trying to get over those troubles by writing it down but Izzy, since they called him that in the beginning, wants Keeto not to focus on that so much. Even though Keeto still makes his journal entries and I’ve been noticing how he has been trying to help Elize but Izzy always had him training to focus on what’s around him and not in the journal due to how traumatic it was the past eighteen months. I did notice how Keet’s attitude did change since not only he is going through some fierce training yet I notice that he wants to go and just stay in the cabin because it’s safe, he doesn’t want to be at the evening rituals in the area, he wants to go back and write in his journal more despite Elize always pulling him into these things. It’s like he wants to stay in one place but he needs to get out in order not only be better about himself but also stay strong for Elize after her death experience.

Now onto Izzy! This guy was someone I did not notice while reading the first few books but when the description for the book mentioned who he was I think I remembered. I felt while reading this book that he was a bit of a jerk but he was doing his duty for everyone in the village as their main guy. I do notice he has a love/hate relationship with Nepharus and Nithruyu the most since they are still protecting the twins from being taken by the Unification factions even though he thinks they will be taken anyways. I do like his interactions with Keeto the most since he has that idea he wants Keeto be stronger in the mind and just focus on his surroundings. I did like that one of the challenges he gave to Keeto was to climb the mountain on his own which did cause him to be late for the festivities. If I were to pick anyone to voice this guy, I picture him to be a bit young maybe Dante Basco would fit since I kind of have a bit of a Prince Zuko vibe off of him.

Rating: 5 Shooting Star Paws Out of 5! I feel as though that this book is starting to develop the story even more as we keep reading each character’s side. I feel with the next episode that we may finally get to see Stitch again or see what had happened to Elize and Keeto as in this is what happened next instead of just a time skip. Who knows, the writer is the one who weaves the story and Kaz has been doing a really good job. I feel with each book I am there in the room for each moment as the story goes on. Even with Keeto’s journal I feel the pen he is using and hear his thoughts as he puts them down and with Izzy having his talks with Nepharus and crew. We have to see what happens next with the story and how Episode 6 would look!

Well guys that is it for this review! I’m glad to read another volume in this series and hope to continue with it. With the next few books they will be from the same series as in one after the other from another author. Until next time!

Nemecene: The Versal Arts by. Kaz LeFave

The Tag Quadrant: My Beauty Community

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My Beauty Community Tag!

This was created by Kara C which was made after Shane Awesome posted on Twitter about how all beauty creators are “toxic.” Yes, I put that in quotes but I did talk about this on our podcast, Nerdy Shique Transmissions, that we are not all toxic since we are not like the problematic ones. So, this tag was made to shout out the ones that we love and enjoy since I have been someone who watched YouTube from 2008 onward and have missed the Beauty Space for some time. Let’s get into this but first…

Disclaimer: The YouTube people I am talking about is based on my own thoughts and opinions and the ones I chose are based on who fits what. Please respect my choices.

The YouTuber That Makes You Laugh: First is someone that makes you laugh and I have to give it to Teresa Is Dead. I just got into her recently because so many people have recommended her and finally got to watch her stuff and man she does crack me up. I also want to give it to Nappy Headed Hahoba which she doesn’t do many beauty stuff but she is also entertaining. I got into her all thanks to Jen Luv’s Reviews interviewing her and it was pretty funny and I did watch one of her videos or two or maybe three but she is pretty funny and I do love her catch phrase at the end.
The Person That Teaches You: I have to give it to Jen Luv’s Reviews! I got into her all thanks to watching monthly Ipsy videos when I wanted to know who else got what and then knew about her weekly live chats and her group, what’s up in Makeup. I love how she does her makeup videos because she breaks down a lot of products when it comes to ingredients and how they work, how high up it is in the list and so on and what I also like about her is that she does mention what skin type won’t like the product. It does help me since I do have a lot of sensitive and dry skin especially when she points out the alcohol being drying even denatured alcohol over time. I will admit I used to use alcohol for acne and it did dry my skin and ever since I moved from Orlando to the coast I have a better skin regimen now then I had before. Plus, she makes me think when it comes to the topics she talks about on her chat because we hardly think about it until she explains what she sees and how she observes. Also, she does mention she is not perfect in her edits and I am happy that she is not. We always want the perfect person on YouTube but we do make mistakes and glad Jen does do her edits and say that she messed up or explains something better. One video I do want to recommend is the one on lip balms which is a two part video because it explains the ingredients especially the bad ones and I think that should be something everyone should know when it comes to taking care of the lips.
A Creator That Lifts Others Up: I give it to Jen again because she always shouts out so many people on YouTube and tells everyone to check their channel out and of course Smoky Glow too since she is always a sweetheart and honestly talks about different topics. I rather watch someone who lifts other YouTubers and say what it is when it comes to products and all thanks to Smoky Glow she did mention Smashbox when it came to brands being forgotten and that is my next episode on my channel for Beauty Forgotten.
A Creator You Respect: This is an interesting category but one I do respect is 90s Love Child. I came onto her with the deconstruction of Kat Von D and how honest she is when it came to how much the brand changed within the past few years and she does give a lot of honesty in her Anti-Hauls, her Beauty Regrets, and so on and it is one of those channels should be watched when it comes to not buying anything.
Someone’s Collection You Love: I have to give it to both Young Wild & Polished and Angelica Nyquist! Reason being is that I have watched these two and I am impressed with what they have. Young Wild & Polished is mostly into nail colors but she does love eye shadows and she got me interested in Makeup Geek which I am trying to explore a little more and her hauls have been something I have enjoyed. I rarely see her post but I think so many people post so many videos in my subscription feed that it’s hard to keep up. While Angelica, I do love how she does her Makeup Going On the Wish List or Nah videos because like me she is trying to curb the purchasing and I like how honest she is towards what gets released with the brands she already buys from. I do find it interesting that Sweden does get some releases that we don’t or they get it first before we get it and I also find it interesting that Glossy Box was originally from Sweden and they get different items in their boxes. I also want to add and forgot about this creator and that is Spooky Lips & Fat Hips because she has a huge trunk for her pallets and makeup! I wonder how heavy that is since she and her boyfriend did move to an apartment in New York and she has talked about brands that she has been eyeing so many things on but also wants to go through a Low Buy which the struggles are real.
Creator Whose Creativity Inspires You: Wow, this is hard because so many people have given me ideas for doing tags and I’ve seen so many who have done so many makeup looks but I would say Danielle Schmidt and Nicole Quinn. Danielle is a very peppy personality and when she had her divorce I’ve noticed how she limited her makeup purchasing and I think she inspired me in doing a Low Buy because I notice that my bank account goes pretty low after buying something from Ipsy sometimes or Ulta and so on. I do have to say is that all thanks to her doing one tag which is What Would I Grab from a Fire? I show her my post and she replied and was impressed with what I chose since she does reply to her comments. With Nicole Quinn, on the other hand, I do love how she does her many looks videos which I want to do something like that with some of my pallets I don’t always have the time to do but she does inspire me into looking at the colors and know what to work with in that pallet. I also have bought some of the Urban Decay releases all thanks to her videos that deal with looks, I even saw her Naked Ultraviolet Review and I am looking forward to this pallet since it is going to be released on Ulta’s website and app tomorrow and she did point out some of the shades she had some good use of. I can’t wait to do my video on it.
Creators You Want to Be Friends with in Real Life: Jen Luv’s Reviews, Hot Mess Mama MD and Spooky Lips & Fat Hips! Reasons with Jen is that she is very nice and she always loves to talk to people when it comes to giving makeup advice, also talking about new releases, and of course she has been starting to do things to interact with the audience more like making one of her live shows more of a radio show recently which was really cool. Not only that, she does look out for people even has her community mods looking out for her group and YouTube. Back in 2018 when I started working I got a message from one of the mods about how one of my makeup pictures was posted in a makeup bullying group where they roast your looks and they kicked the girl out for it because it is a huge no-no in the group. So I got home and did a live video saying not to be the makeup bully because I was devastated about it and even told everyone on the post that was talking about these groups that have been popping up that I was a victim. I talked about my video and they asked for the link and I did and Jen was one of the people who commented on it and I was happy and it did cheer me up. With Hot Mess Mama MD, I would love to be friends with her in real life because of how she accepts herself as a makeup addict. The addiction is real and you can get caught up in it very quickly where you can buy a lot of makeup without realizing it and I have done that when I first opened my Ulta card and I am working on getting it paid which is harder than I thought. I also love how she does videos with her kids especially the Mother vs. Daughter with Ipsy and she used to do chats as well. And finally Spooky Lips, she is a total nerd and I can talk with her about our favorite fandoms all day. I even love how she does her chats or used to do them but rarely see any posts, I guess due to the amount of people I subscribe to but she has a very awesome personality and I would love to visit New York and visit her.
Creators I Want to See Grow: I would have to see us! As in Nerdy SHique Universe! Even though we started just doing convention related content but we do want to keep stuff going up in between conventions because we don’t attend all of them like we used to and you know some reasons why and other reasons is due to funds and we have to sometimes choose wisely. Yes, I am keeping an eye out for RangerStop 8 because we had a blast and I want to keep going because it is small and people are fun and friendly to hang with. Plus I am among the blind creators and I do get to sit down with people and interview and of course we do have our podcast now which I want to grow that as well. Another person I want to see grow is Porcelain because I love how she is honest with her thoughts on makeup even the products she has used and how well they worked and how much they didn’t work. Plus YouTube is her full time job which she did have a retail job that didn’t go well due to her mental health but I want to see her grow as a channel and I love her personality as in she is Goth but she is so happy all the time in her videos. She does go serious sometimes but most of the time she is all smiles!
A Creator That Gives Off Good Vibes: There are so many but I would have to give it to Hot Mess Mama MD because like I said she accepts who she is and she doesn’t have to fake it. I also give it to Elizabeth Wolf because she talks about BoxyCharm and any spoilers to look out for. And finally Self Taught Beauty, I love this woman’s personality because of how she says it best that she likes to not only do beauty content but other things sometimes.

Well guys that is it for this tag post! Man there were a lot! I do have to say is check out these creators because they need some love on YouTube especially now since everything has become one nuclear mess due to what is going on. We need to support the smaller creators since they can get there and still stay true to themselves without getting an expensive car and other things. If we would, we would so have the Supernatural Jeep due to our nerd sides but we already have a car that we deem the Tartus. Anyways, next will be that book review since I am wrapping up in reading it. I am so sorry about that since June was a bit of a crazy month for me, especially before going into it. Stay tuned guys!

Subscription Satelite Round Up: May & June 2020

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Subscription Round Up: May & June 2020

Another two months passed for subscriptions and things have gotten more interesting for them! Let’s see what I thought of each one for each month!

BoxyCharm: May’s box saw items I would be using as backups except I only used the Appeal lipstick and the Studio Makeup pallet. The Appeal lipstick was really nice. It was not too drying since most lipsticks in liquid form are drying and too uncomfortable but this felt good on my lips. The eye shadow pallet I packed it on pretty well because I saw Jen Luv’s Reviews get this in her box and she had a hard time to get this pallet to show up since it had more subtle ways when it comes to the shadows. I did pack on hard since this did feel soft and did have it show up on my lids. It did have the smell of the Tarte pallets I’ve bought in the past since it had a vanilla smell. It’s not too bad but wished I got a different pallet. While the other items are back up items when I’m done with my First Aid Facial Radiance Pads, the Micellar Water I’ve been using, and any of the shadow bases I have backups of.
June’s box was an okay box because I felt they threw stuff together and sent it off. I did choose the Lily Lashes mascara and that was really good for what I have chosen and can see why their lash products are really good. The Purlisse CC Cream is too dark for me because I saw that they do have a Light Medium and wishing that they matched me with my actual shade not one that I would self-tan to. I haven’t used the CAB lip duo as of yet since I do have my Ipsy bag filled to the brim with lip products already but will use it in time. I’m glad for the Smashbox spray since I am doing a video on that brand down the road and that ticked off one items I needed and the Kiley Skin cleanser will be up next after I run out of my current cleanser.

Ipsy: Ipsy has been getting good products for their Glam Bags and it is sometimes hard to choose though. With the May Bag I only used four out of the five which happened to be the brush, the Nails Inc. Polish, the Hand of Will lotion, and the Tart Lip Jelly. I had to toss the Way of Will lotion because it was so hard to squeeze out of the bottle they sent me. I don’t know why they didn’t send me the tube rather than bottle or made an easier to squeeze bottle. The brush from SL Miss Glam is amazing as always and good for blending the lid shades on or after you put on shadows and blend them together. The nail polish stayed on very well. I thought my index finger on my right hand was going to chip first like always but all thanks to smoothing my nails out before I do anything it kept my polish on even while being in the hospital when they put on the vital clip on my finger. The Tarte Lip Jelly did go first due to how tiny the tube was. I wished Tarte put it in a pot so it would last a month and give us more to review about but it did feel good my lips and kept them moist.
The June Bag did have a good balance with my GB Plus because it did have more skin care while the GB Plus had more makeup to it. I was able to use the Dewy Tree cleanser and the Sur.Medic Soothing Cream up and pretty fast too since they were pretty small since they are samples. The Dewy Tree Cleanser I had to use it in the shower rather than the sink because my sink somehow doesn’t produce hot water like it used to but my shower does and it did a slight foaming effect but I prefer the action with my Tony Moley Cleanser. The Soothing Cream was used before my serum each night and it felt pretty well as in it did cool my skin before I put my serum on. Not sure if I will buy the full size I will see about that. I did use the First Aid Beauty primer sample which did keep my makeup on during the day. It tingled on my skin slightly but didn’t cause any adverse effects as I wore it which is a good thing. I have been enjoying the lip crayon from Sugar Cosmetics though! I haven’t really used the brush since I have so many of them in my brush pouch on my vanity. I will use it at some point! Good bags the past two months!

Glam Bag Plus: Finally is the Glam Bag Plus! These two months were also really good because May was all about makeup while June had some skin care items with some makeup mixed in. May had hard choices with the items on Choice Day but landed on the Nomad Cosmetics Sydney Bathers Pallet that features two bronzers and two highlighters and man this was really good! I did make a video but hoping it will be up soon since it needs to be edited. I almost chose the Colored Rain Vineyard Soiree pallet and the M. O. T. D. Brush Set which I still got in my box. I also enjoyed the Sugar Rush liquid lipstick and the Beauty For Real mascara. This was a really good box and the products were selected very well.
Like I mentioned with the original Glam Bag, this did balance with that one since I got another primer but it was from Dr. Brandt and it’s perfect for my dry skin since it deals with being luminous. I also got a blending sponge from Huda Beauty which I have added that to my brush pouch. I also chose the Laura Gela Central Park pallet since it sounded like I would go for and will use soon. I finally was happy to get an eyeliner that was a different shade since I remembered how Ipsy used to get liners in different colors and they should continue with that. And of course, I did get another Purlisse product which is their Cleansing Milk which I have to keep on using to see how much it works in removing my makeup.

Victor: Ipsy! Reason being is that they have been getting products that are really good and have been fitting my profile a lot better than BoxyCharm has been doing lately. I know what you’re thinking, “Why are you still subscribed to BoxyCharm?” There are some products I do enjoy and I do get luxury items in it without paying the luxury price and I can try them to see if I can find a dupe for them like how the ELEMIS Facial Pads have been duped for the First Aid Beauty ones so far. When I look at the items I got these past two months from Ipsy and the GB Plus I feel like they have done a good job with my profile and can’t wait to see what July brings. With Boxy, I say step it up with the profile attention because with the Purlisse CC Cream they didn’t match properly.

That is it for this post! I can’t wait to see what July holds for these boxes and hoping that July picks up with BoxyCharm! I will try to get my book review up next!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2020!

Finally my GB Plus arrived! I am not sure why it always gets delayed like this but glad I got this in time for Ipsy Choice! This bag is the second tier where you pay $25 a month and you get more full size items from more prestige and luxury brands also even more independent brands in skin care, lifestyle, and makeup. Plus you still get a bag in this which is slightly bigger or smaller than the Glam Bag. Anyways, I did get some pretty sweet items this month since it does balance with what I got in my Glam Bag. Let’s see what I got!

Huda Beauty Basic B Sponge
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer
Araceli Beauty Ojos Perfectos Eyeliner

Huda Beauty Basic B Sponge: First up is an item from Huda Beauty and it’s something I didn’t know they had and that is a blending sponge! When I got it I thought it was from Juno & Co. since the sponge looks similar but the butt is rounder than flat like the Juno sponge. This sponge lets you have streak free application where the flat side can be used to tap foundation and CC Cream all over while the smaller side is used for concealer. This sponge retails for $17.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer: Next up is a product from Dr. Brandt and this time it’s the Pores No More Luminizer Primer. I remembered trying a mask from these guys and glad to try another item from these guys. This primer helps skin defuse pores and help them become minimized with tea tree oil and lentil seed extract to create a perfect canvas. Can’t wait to see how this works since I’m still using my E. L. F. Pore Putty and now using the sample of the First Aid Beauty primer I got in my Glam Bag. This item retails for $38.
Araceli Beauty Ojos Perfectos Eyeliner in Coffee: Finally an eyeliner that is not the color black! I love black eyeliners but getting them all the time was getting boring and glad to get this as a change. This is a pen liner that is supposed to be long lasting and can create major wings with. I hope to get more colored liners like this because that was a breath of fresh air. This retails for $16.
Purlisse Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk: Next up is another item from Purlisse and that is their 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk. I think I remembered trying a similar one from these guys back in January 2015 and man that was really gentle! This is a sulfate and soap free multi-tasking cleanser that cleanses, tones skin, removes make up, and soothes the skin all at once. This uses soy milk, soy protein, and white tea in this formula to help people with dry and sensitive skin. I really want to use this! Screw what I’ve been doing to clean my makeup right now because this sounds really good right now. (Sponge Bob Voice) Five Minutes Later! I am back! Okay, I tried this and I felt I had to still use the cleansing water to help get any remnants off since I felt some of the mascara primer on my lashes and I did feel clean afterward. I have to keep using this to see how it goes since I still felt slightly dry but skin care does take time to work not just in one day. This product retails for $36.
Laura Gellar Urban Garden Pallet in Central Park: Final item is my choice item for June. The only thing I tried from this brand was their Whipped Gelato highlighters and this is a first to try more of their items. This product is inspired by the hidden gardens of New York and it features a blush, a bronze highlighter and four neutral shadows, three mattes and one shimmer. This pallet has their items made with Vitamin E and grape seed oil to nourish the skin. I can’t wait to use this pallet since it is a good all-in-one pallet and would be nice to travel with. This retails for $14.

Add-On: Hanalei Sheet Mask Duo: Now onto the add-ons or shall I say the only add-on I purchased this month. I saw these among the add-ons and decided why not try more items from Hanalei and it’s their Face Sheet Mask Duo. This set has masks that are made with Hawaiian Noni Fruit Extract that helps skin become its full and plump self and also uses pineapple extracts. It even helps with dark spots you may have. I tried one and man it felt so good! My skin did feel really hydrated afterwards since the serum was also cooling after spreading it. I do have one more and will save it since I have enjoyed one mask so far. I wished they put their value though.

Well that is it for this post guys! I am really happy for this month’s box! Yes, it sucked that it took a bit to get to me but what can you do since it is still the quarantine and some areas are not all the way opened yet and some mail services are still feeling it. I have to keep using the Cleansing Milk since I did have to use my cleansing water to get any residue off my lashes or my face and so on. I can’t wait to use the shadow pallet and the primer since those got me really excited about the box. I know I will be loving the sponge once I start using it. I did make my choice for July’s box and can’t wait to see what else they choose for me since there were really good items but the one I got is something I was meaning to try so stay tuned for July! Next will be my May & June Box Round Up since I have tried most of the items and will let you know what I think! Until next time!

Purlisse Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk
Note: Can’t really find a link for the Laura Gellar pallet! I think it was discontinued on Laura Gellar’s site.