Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

The Convention Quadrant: Virtual Conventions Vs. Face-to-Face Conventions

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe. Time for another post and it regards conventions.

Virtual vs. Face-To-Face Conventions

This year conventions had to be either pushed back or be held online and this year the National Federation of the Blind did their conventions, both state and national, over Zoom. It was a safer way than having people come under the sickness of Covid19 but there are things I do miss when it comes to having interaction. To tell you the truth, I used to be an extrovert where I loved going out and meeting new people and with this year being at home most of the time since I do have asthma and I have risked my life already this year with my injury in May by going to get my face dermabonded, staying in the hospital for two days and a half, and also going to the doctor again recently for my eyes and nose. Also, looking for apartments and moving. Now I am an introverted extrovert all thanks to this year. Where I don’t mind the company but do like to have some time to myself but I do miss having friends over. Let’s see how I felt with some of the Pros and Cons of this year’s events.

Pros:

Not Getting Any Kind of Sickness: First up is the idea of having virtual conventions is that you don’t get any types of other sicknesses. I admit back in the past me and Richard did get colds after the convention or passed our germs onto other people. One prime example was back in 2007 I had a bad cold after the summer semester and it passed onto Richard and maybe other people as well since I shook hands without using hand sanitizer which I never knew about the small bottles that Bath & Body Works sold until around 2009 I think. Plus, I did have a bad case of Conjunctivitis back in 2016. Also, we did have other bad pandemics which included the Swine Flu, also known as H1N1 back in 2009 and looking at it, Holiday Matsuri 2013 did have people getting sick right after the convention. Where am I getting at? What I’m getting at is that with virtual conventions is that we don’t have to worry with post convention sickness even if it’s not due to the pandemic. We only have to worry is that we have to keep our phones and other devices sanitized after each convention since we do use Zoom on many platforms like Mac, IOS, Android, and even Windows. And of course, we do use hand sanitizer in our normal lives whenever we need to if we get that awesome sale at Bath & Body for the mini bottles. Hey, Christmas scents are back now!

No Convention Funk: As anime convention goers and now press pass holders ourselves we don’t have to smell the bad convention funk. As in, we don’t have to worry about someone not showering. I know, it’s gross from the sounds of it and it is  because I did have a creeper that never showered creep on me back at one anime convention. Not only that, it’s always a topic at Holiday Matsuri where people keep telling everyone to shower. Still finding it ridiculous one guy complained about the post due to being allergic to soap and so many other people and I talked about how there are alternatives to mainstream soaps. Not kidding! Even Lush has vegan soaps where they post their ingredients. Anyways, this is one pro most people can agree on since we don’t have to face the Con Funk!

Saving Money: This is one thing that has been a subject and that is saving the money being used for conventions for the convention for next year or other important things that can be saved for. This year we were able to focus on our move since our lease was up this coming week and we had to get everything set up. Also, with the saving for other conventions, we got our stimulus checks and we are saving up for our trip to RangerStop Pop next year which we wanted to do an out of state convention finally and it gives a chance to explore newer conventions out of the realm of where we go to every year. Plus, it also helps save money for more things that can be purchased at some of these things since there are times we don’t have the funds for a lot of things in the vendor room and sometimes for autographs if need be. I know I will be having funds for for a few next year, hopefully. Not only that saving up for other places to eat,. I remembered hearing some stories that Vivid Barnacle had read where one person had a friend always wanting to eat the pricey places during a convention instead of fast food places since that is the biggest locations for convention goers to go to when they’re hungry. I admit we gone to Checkers and Burger King during AFO years ago. I think the last time we splurged was during RangerStop last year at BJ’s Brew House across the street and man I felt bad for Richard spending on us since I saw the price for my parmesan chicken on Uber Eats and just backed away. I know I went on a tangent but being able to save the money for more items at a convention will be rewarding since I have heard some people, in the past few years, heck even my dad complained when I needed money for signatures at MegaCon, that things have gotten pricier and sometimes it can be hard to save. A good thing to do as my tip and I have done it and same with Richard is to open a savings account, even when you get your tax return. You can transfer the money easily between accounts through your bank when you need it, heck I have done it for Uber rides since it can be pricey depending where I go in town. Plus, you can make goals for yourself if you’re going to a city for a convention, one good example, our goal in Atlanta is to go to a place that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Guy has been to places in Atlanta and we are curious about it.

Visiting States Online: This is what I enjoyed about the NFB Virtual Conventions is that I get to be at a state convention without flying to it. I did meet some people during the 2018 National Convention like people from Nebraska, Arizona, Hawaii, but this year I got to meet the people not only here in Florida again but got to meet everyone in California, since I want to visit that state, Ohio, where I did register and won a gift card, and Virginia and got to meet some of the nicest people and the students that are following their dreams in getting their degrees like I am. Plus, I got to meet some of the others from other states who were also visiting, like the president from Massachusetts’ affiliate since I am attending U. Mass at the moment and found out they are also doing their convention online in Fe bruary which I am looking forward to since I haven’t been back to Boston in ages. Which my plan is to go for graduation. Anyways, it’s good to meet other people since we can have fun and enjoy each other’s company while listening to what they’ve been doing during the year while going through the pandemic.

Cons:

Missing the In Person Interaction: One thing I have noticed among the conventions I’ve heard is that everyone has missed seeing everyone in person. I agree with that whole heartedly. Recently on the RangerStop group, they have posted pictures from 2019 where there were awesome moments with the guests. One of them was some of the Mystic Force cast going to Popeye’s to try their sandwiches, which by the way they are delicious, and there was the photo. jI am missing that interaction and getting to sit in the panel rooms hear the guests talk about their work on certain shows and so on. Even with the NFB conventions, we show how independent we are and be able to walk around the hotels with cane in hand or hand on a dog harness to enjoy the city life. Heck, when I volunteered for the Braille Book Fair, I got to talk with parents of blind children who wanted pointers since I remembered how much my parents struggled when I first got diagnosed. Getting to talk with other people and sharing the stories in person is something that we do miss. Now hoping next year things will be better enough for all of us to get together again to enjoy a meal.

Technical Difficulties: I have seen this rise and it does happen. One drawback of being on Zoom, even with school, there are times where audio goes out, the mute button is not working, sharing the screen is not working, anything that is everything can happen with technical difficulties. Technoilogy is a blessing but sucks when it breaks.

I think that is about it. It’s hard to know what else in the Cons area that I could mention. As someone who is more extroverted I feel that I prefer the in person conventions since I feel a little more like myself and I do miss meeting new people. Who knows how 2021 looks but hoping that we get to be in person again even if there may be changes involved. Let’s see how it goes! Next post will be my Ipsy Glam Bag.

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus November 2020

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

Glam Bag Plus November 2020

My Glam Bag Plus came in and glad it did. I did change my address after the first day of the month so it ended up at the old place like my Glam Bag, which that arrived yesterday so that has to be picked up from the old place. This is the second tier in Ipsy and it costs $25 a month where you get five full-size items ranging from skin care to makeup. And you get to select three of your items while Ipsy picks the other two. Let’s see what I picked and what Ipsy picked for me.

Tretique Good Vibes Mascara and Lash Curler: First up is a product from Trestique. I have been enjoying this brand for its just one stick is all you need approach. This is a two-in-one mascara and lash curler that will give you dramatic lashes. One end is your lash curler which even helps with small lashes for its smaller size and the other end is the mascara. The directions ask for curling the lashes first and then use the mascara which I tend to do sometimes if my lashes need an extra curl even on workdays. I will be waiting a little bit before I use any eye makeup due to having a stay and blepharitis which was not great having it during midterms. This product retails for $25.

Violet Voss Coral Pop Eye Shadow Pallet: Next up is a product from Violet Voss. I have bought some of their mini pallets in the past from add-ons and happy to get one of them in my GB Plus. This is a peachy versatile pallet That allows mixing and matching. Claims to last all day without any fading. I have noticed some of the other Violet Voss pallets did stay pretty well and hoping that this does too. This pallet retails for $2-.

Honey Jarret Super Beauty Mask Set: Now going into my first-choice item, I chose a set of six sheet masks from Honey Jarret. I do love trying new brands even in skin care and that includes sheet masks since my sensitive skin prefers them more than wash off ones. These claim to have rich antioxidants and help calm the complexion. These contain kombucha tea leaves, manuka honey, and Maringa to help with stressed out skin. Trust me, this semester has me stressed even the move stressed me out so I will be using one of these this week to calm my skin. This retails for $18 so you get six masks for $3 which is an awesome value!

Complex Culture Lip Cream in Dusty Rose: My next choice was a lip product. This is a six-in-one lip cream that multitasks. It lines, primes, moisturizes, and other things to help the lips with antioxidants. Perfect for the colder days coming our way even though it is still in the lower 80s here in Florida.  I will have to try this out and see how it goes! This retails for $18 as well.

Seraphine Botanicals Fruit Butter Lip Mask: Final choice item and it’s from Seraphine.This is an overnight lip masks that helps moisturize the lips while you’re asleep. I should have used this last night. It’s free of talc and parabens to help with the moisture. I never tried an overnights lip mask, but I have heard so many good things, especially about the one from Bite Beauty. I will definitely start using this tonight. This retails for $25.

That completes my GB Plus and all I have to say it was good balance this month too. I am glad to get a lip treatment alongside more sheet masks to help with, my dry skin. My lips also need it since I sometimes feel that dry patch on my upper lip. I still need to wait in wearing eye shadow and mascara with feeling the sty and my eye infection. I will be trying out the liquid lipstick though. I can’t wait to see what December’s bag brings! Hoping we get six items again like two years ago which was really awesome. Next up is my post about the virtual conventions.

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm November 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe. Before I start, I would like to apologize for my short absence. I have been busy with studying for a test and also became ill during last week so I couldn’t do the Review Round Up for the last two months. I also lost the panda bear USB drive with all my posts so far and might find it when the move takes place this week. I am sorry so I will be doing this post to make it up to you guys.

BoxyCharm November 2020

Today, I received my first box of the month and it happened to be my BoxyCharm. Usually this would come after my No Make No Life and GB Plus, but the order switched. I did find my email about this box being shipped but glad to get it while being at my current place. This costs $25 a month and you get five full-size items every month ranging from prestige through luxury. Also, you get to choose an item and this month for December’s choice they switched it up to make everyone choose on the same day and glad that happened because it was nerve racking to see everyone else getting to choose. I did choose something pretty nice for December but won’t spoil. Let’s see what I got this month since I was a able to use Convenient OCR on my post card this time and to tell you the truth it works better on this since no weird characters show up when JAWS reads it.

Natasha Denona Peek Pallet: First up is something from Natasha Denona. I heard of this brand so much from so many people on YouTube and What’s Up in MakeUp and how people debated in purchasing this brand because they are super pricey. Pricier than Mac even. I did remember trying a shadow from this brand through the Allure box a year ago when I was still subscribed and thought it was okay, nothing too earth shattering nor super nova about it. When I saw this on my list of items I was surprised and let’s see what it says. This is a five-pan pallet featuring some of the best formulated shadows within the neutral range. This features creamy and metallic shades from some of her iconic pallets and to tell you the truth I never purchased since I am more of an Urban Decay meets NYX type person when it comes to makeup with a mix of Mac. I will try this out though since single shadows may be different from the smaller pallets but who knows how it will go. I am taking a break from eye products because I ended up with a Sty and Blepharitis last week. Plus, I did have to pack my makeup brushes from my vanity. The MSRP though is $48. Let’s see if it’s worth it since I can get the Dose of Dollars pallets lower than that.

Peach & Lily Power Calm Gel Cleanser: Next up is a product from Peach & Lily. I have heard of these guys and they are sold at Ulta. This is a gentle and sulfate-free cleanser that helps keeping the skin intact. I have to see how this goes since I do enjoy gentle cleansers and since it does get colder here on the coast during the winter this would be perfect! Plus, it also helps with hydration which is a key for me! This retails for $28.

Milk Kush Waterproof Mascara: Next is the item I chose for November and have to wait to use because it’s a mascara and it is a favorite amongst many people on YouTube and that is the Koosh Mascara from Milk MakeUp. I heard of this mascara and was a little curious about it and when I saw it as a choice, I had to get it! This is an intense mascara that has heart shaped fibers, and it is infused with cannabis oil which is supposed to be good for you. I will have to see how well it works with my lashes since I have tried hemp seed oil lotion and that helped my skin so far.  This mascara retails for $24.

Yensa Beauty Pumpkin Turmeric Two in One Polishing Mask: Next is a product by my favorite former villainous from Light Speed Rescue, Jennifer Yen, and that is from her brand Yensa. This is a two-in-one polishing mask that is infused with orange ingredients that help with hydrating and soothes the skin and of course polishes it within five to ten minutes. I can’t wait to use this since I do love using masks while shaving my legs to give some time to work. I do love pumpkin and will see how it goes. This retails for $45.

Alamar Eye Primero Sticky Base Primer: Final item is from Alamar and it’s the eye primer. This is a water-based primer, and it helps shadows stand out. It is also water and wear resistance and it’s made with shea butter. I know I am on break from wearing shadows and other eye items, but I can’t wait to wear this. I think the eye base I was using lately was probably a factor for my Sty or my other eye irritation so who knows. Hoping this doesn’t cause any issues for my shadows. This retails for $15.

That completes this box! I like it this month because it has a nice balance between makeup and skin care, and I like that in a box. I will have to see how the mask works since I rarely use wash off masks and I enjoyed the green tea ones from Purlisse, which is Jen’s other brand. Trying out Peach & Lily will be a nice first and glad to get another eye primer, shadow pallet, and mascara but have to wait until my eyes calm down from going through what they had. I can’t wait for my other boxes. I think my Ipsy and GB Plus will be a little late since I didn’t get my new address until last week but I did add it to my No Make No Life so hoping that I will get in a reasonable time frame. Next, I will be talking about how I have been virtual convention hopping with the NFB State conventions this fall so stay tuned and follow us on Twitter for the latest!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag October 2020

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

Ipsy Glam Bag October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm October 2020

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

BoxyCharm October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: October 2020

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

Glam Bag Plus October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Make No Life November 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with my first subscription to mention on here!

No Make No Life November 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy September 2020

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

 

Ipsy September 2020

 

Finally, my Ipsy came for September! I don’t get why this is always the last bag of the month but glad it arrived! This bag is $12 a month and you get five samples of products ranging from drugstore through luxury and even independent brands. I love trying new brands this way and gives me new things to try! Let’s see what I got this month! Juliet Has a Gone Musk Invisible: First up is a perfume! It’s been a while since I received a perfume and wanted to try this brand for a long time. It’s known as Juliet Has a Gun and the scent is Musk Invisible. This perfume stays on and acts like a second skin and it has a mix of floral, woodsy, and musk which is my favorite kind of mix. When I got it and sprayed it, I did smell the woods more than the other two, but I don’t mind. I do love an earthy scent when it comes to my perfumes and I think this will last me a bit since we are moving, and I did pack my perfume bottles so I will use this!

Maelle Clearly Brilliant Lips in Berry: Next up is a lip crayon from Maelle which I never heard of until now. This is a creamy crayon that has a sheer, berry tint and doesn’t need much maintenance. This is also made without the harmful ingredients and it’s very moisturizing. I only used this twice so far, so I need to keep on using it. Glad that I got this though!

Sundays Nail Polish in #18: Next is another nail polish by Sundays and this time the shade is #18. I am not doing my nails at the moment since I am really busy but also packing and don’t want my nails to be messed up due to all the packing. Even though this claims long-lasting wear, but it is clean without the bad stuff and it’s a deep plum shade in time for fall. I don’t know when I will be doing my nails again but glad to try more nail polish!

Tarte Big Ego Mascara in Bi: Next is a mascara by Tarte and it’s their Big Ego one. I do end

enjoy what I’ve tried from them so far and this time it’s the Big Ego one. Wishing this was in Glam Bag Plus but full size. It’s good to try it as a sample to see how it goes. So far, I found it jumped on my lashes yesterday even on top of the Stage One Lash Primer from them, but I have to see how it goes. I need to ask my friend who also got this and see how she felt about it and if it clumped up on her. I might buy the full size at some point to see if the formula is different since sometimes the sample is different from the regular.

P/Y/T Day-to-Night Eye Shadow Cool Quad: Final item is from P/Y/T and it’s their Cool Eye Shadow Quad. I wanted to try these guys for a long time too and glad I got to this way by choosing this item. I love the idea that they give out shadow quads instead of singles since I can do a quick eye look and can also travel with this. This quad has very highly pigmented shadows and made with Vitamin E and do blend with fingers or brushes. I do prefer my brushes and my shadow primer underneath so can’t wait to try this out. I hope to get more from this brand!

Add-On: Space Case Cosmetics Custom Eye Shadow Pallet: Now my only add-on and it’s from Space Case. I did not know this was going to be an item in Glam Bag Plus until after I made the purchase. This is a shadow quad with four of their shadows. The shades include Not Rocket Science, Unicorn Horn, Ghost Entered the Host, and Beatrix. I did like how these apply and I use brushes not fingers even though they said you can do that but for hygiene sake I do brushes. I’m glad I did pick this up when I did and will keep on using it.

 

That is, it for this post guys! I am glad that this bag was great this time around and can’t wait to see what is in store for October’s bag! Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: Empties, Project Pan, and Low Buy! Oh My! Fall 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! It’s time for a new post!

 

Empties Fall 2020 and Project Pan and Low Buy Updates

 

It’s time for some empties and also a few updates. I know I’ve been a little slow on doing a few updates here and there but I do spread them out into to other posts so I wouldn’t bore you guys except with conventions being pushed back to next year there is not that much to post about. I will get into more reviews and other things soon, but I feel that beauty has been a big part of Nerdy Shique Universe since the beginning and keep it that way. So, I emptied some items and let’s see what I got this time!

 

Tony Moley Chock Chock Green Tea Moisturizer: First up is my favorite Tony Moley Chock Chock Green Tea moisturizer and man this lasted me for a long while. When I first got this months ago it was before the pandemic and it lasted me to this month. Well, I only used it at night so that kind of helped and I loved how well my skin felt when I used this. I hardly noticed the smell which is good in my book and glad it helped my sensitive skin. I will be buying this again after I finish up some of my other moisturizers I use at night. I am currently using one from Skin Iceland that I got from Ipsy.

Formula 10.06 AM Cleanser: Next is an item from Formula 10.06 AM Cleanser. I was not impressed with this one bit. I felt that I got so many suds while washing my face I felt like I would be in the bathroom all morning. I think I prefer the Tony Moley AM Water Cleanser despite it always selling out during a sale or not on sale but still this one from Formula 10.06 not my favorite! Plus, it made my skin dryer than the Tony Moley one since that made my skin feel good.

Purlisse Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub: I felt like this product went a little too quickly even though I don’t always use it every day since my skin is so sensitive. It did smooth some of the rough patches on my legs since that was building up so much, but it did feel good. The price is making me think if I should purchase it but as if I can’t get any other scrub or just because since I did like the smell of it and I do love this brand a lot all thanks to my skin getting better from this product. I am back with HEMPZ at the moment with their Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub since they discontinued their herbal one. I will come back to this one someday.

Tea Tree Sheet Masks: I forgot the brand, but I was able to finish a box of tea tree sheet masks. I felt that it was time to finish these off since I only had one left and glad, they lasted me for this long. I have so many sheet masks and trying to use some stuff up in time for the move since knowing we may need to downsize some items so I am doing my best in using up my sheet masks. I am trying to use up the Ariel Juice masks but one thing I don’t like about them is how much residue it leaves from the juice. I will give you my updates once those are done. Glad to finish another box of sheet mask!

  1. L. F. Putty Primer: I finished up another E. L. F. Putty Primer and still loved it but now I have other face primers to use in my collection so I will buy this again once I am done if any of my subscriptions don’t send me another face primer.

BT1 Rose Oil: I finally finished this from my No Make No Life box last month and it was so good! I found the smell not too overpowering when I used it on my hands since it helped out there due to all my handwashing and I hope to get another rose oil like that.

  1. L. F. Lash Primer: I didn’t like this as much because it’s kind of irritated my eyes. I am not sure if it’s the formula of E. L. F.’s clear lash products that are just not playing nice with me. I am just going to stick with other lash primers because the Tarte one is proving to work out for me a lot better.

Ciate London XXL Mascara: I found this one dried out really quickly ever since I got it in my Glam Bag Plus. I felt that I just got it in my May bag I think, and it dried out by August. At least I was able to get some uses out of it.

Kiley Skin Face Wash: Final item is the Kiley Skin Face Wash I got mi BoxyCharm. I have to say is that I don’t get the hype about Kiley Jenner and her family especially her brand. This was just a foaming face wash which I can get anywhere else. Also, I remembered seeing a video with Jeffrree Starr and Shane Dawson, sorry for mentioning them, they tried this skin care and Shane broke out due to his skin being sensitive. I noticed my skin was doing that in certain areas of my face. Sorry Kiley, I prefer other face washes!

 

Project Pan Update: So, months ago I went through a de-clutter and threw out my older Wet N Wild items alongside my E. L. F. Disney Villains pallets and NYX One Night In Morocco pallet. I felt that they were so old that I couldn’t keep them anymore. I am still trying to pan my Chocolate Bar pallet from Too Faced. What made me mad though is that they discontinued the original, the Semi-Sweet and Bon Bons pallets. I don’t know why but at least I got two backups, one I got on eBay, one my dad got me at TJ Max, and I got a backup of Bon Bons and now just need to get Semi-Sweet. What is odd this is the order I got the pallets in too. And speaking of Project Pan, I accidentally panned a shadow which I was not expecting and that was the shade Angel of Death in the Cremated pallet. I was just putting my brush in and apparently it caused it to hit pan. I didn’t know the shadows were so soft that I panned it. I have to be careful in using the other shades like Diamond Ashes which that almost happened too. I don’t know why these shadows are so soft but shouldn’t have happened after one use. I am just using this pallet sparingly. One item I am going to add is my Warm Berry Blush I have had from Family Dollar. It feels like it’s about to hit pan since I had this for five years now and loved it. It has an amazing pigmentation and I doubt I would find it again either. Oh well! I do have a few other berry blushes in my collection to have fun with.

 

Low Buy Update: Guys, August was my major buy month due to it being my birthday. I think I should be in Makeup Addicts Anonymous but when this month started, I haven’t bought much despite it being 21 Days of Beauty Month. I only got a few Murad items which they were the AHA & BHA Exfoliating Scrub I love, the Vitamin C Face Wash which was also on sale that same day and something I was waiting to go on sale this time and that is the water cream I tried from Ipsy! When I saw it as an item on the list I was happy and picked it up alongside the new HEMPZ Pumpkin Spice Latte scrub  which were buy one get one for 40% off and same with my Formula 10.06 Blemish Eraser I love to use to help reduce any red marks from my current zits. I haven’t really gone crazy this time because I found this month’s sale this time around just repeats upon repeats. I didn’t mind with the Murad but Ulta needs to pick better items for spring, let’s see what happens. I was meaning to do a haul but due to what took place last month I am pushing it back so you may see what I bought during August some time this month or the next. Just stay tuned. Also, yet again I stuck any new items to my subscriptions since BoxyCharm, No Make No Life and Glam Bag Plus have been really good this month. I am still waiting on my Glam Bag so hoping to get that soon.

 

That is, its guys, I hope you enjoyed this post because it felt good to do an empties finally. I will try and get more empties as time goes on since it feels good to finish products that have been in your collection for a while. Let’s see how it goes since there are some items I want to finish before our move in November. Trust me, I can’t wait since as of writing this post there are those random knocks from an annoying person. Hoping that doesn’t happen in the new place. Anyways, stay tuned for my next few posts!