Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm January 2020

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with another subscription! BoxyCharm January 2020!

A new year a new BoxyCharm has arrived! I was kind of mad last month because they didn’t email me about choosing a product but I was glad I got the one I wanted and will explain in a bit. This box, the base one, is $25. If you’re subscribed you can get one of the other two levels which are Premium and Lux which Premium is $35 and Lux is $49 I believe and Lux is quarterly. I just stick with the base due to how I get the same products as before. Let’s dive right in!

Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter: First is a product from Too Faced Cosmetics and it’s their Diamond Light Highlighter. This looks like a diamond in a box since the powder is shaped like one. You get one of three colors and the one I got is in Canary Diamond. This product has diamond powder and pearls to give off a pink glow that anyone can see. I hope this is pigmented since there are times where I hear pigmentation can be hit or miss with Too Faced so let’s see what happens. This item values for $36.
Ace Beauty Eye Shadow Pallet in Vintage Sunrise: Next is something I was hoping to choose but got and it’s the Vintage Sunrise pallet from Ace Beauty. I was so mad that BoxyCharm didn’t alert me about Choice for this month’s box which this is what I would choose for myself. I did email them about the issue and they said will fix it no problem and well this month no email but I did go onto their website and chose my February box. Alongside this pallet you could also have chosen the Scarlet Dusk pallet which this is a sequel to that pallet and that has more red shades while this one has more of a sunrise scheme. This features twelve the colors are very well pressed and milled to help with easy pay off. I have heard good things about this brand and how pigmented these shadows are and I also hear they are pretty pricey too so who knows what this pallet will bring. Value is $34.99.
Wonder Beauty Trip for Two Bronzer and Blush Duo: Next is a duo from Wonder Beauty and glad to get this in my box too. It features a blush and a bronzer which you get a variation in shades, not sure what I got, these are supposed to give a slight warmth with the bronzer and a slight and soft blush with the other. These are also made with lotus flower and sea buckthorn seed extract to help with skin benefits. I will be heading for a party this weekend so hoping those claims are true. Retail price is $36 which is pretty hefty of a price.
Advant Skin Care Eighteen Hour Radiant Sleeping Mask: Next is a sleeping face mask from Advant Skin Care. In this box you would get this or the Glow Recipe but got the one from Advant instead. I’m not too mad about it since I was getting one of them anyways. This helps rejuvenate the skin by tightening the skin from wrinkles and fine lines. I do have one line around where my glasses settle and hoping this helps but hoping it does moisturize my face since I do love my skin being soft and smooth by the morning or it can break me out if my skin hates it. Anyways, value is $107! WTF!? That is so expensive that my wallet is crying! So glad I got in the box!
Mana Kadar Lip Whip: Final item is an item from Mana Kadar and it’s a lip gloss. I do enjoy this brand since I have gotten their items through Ipsy for the most part and was surprised to see them appear here. This item is a lightly whipped product with long-lasting staying power. I hope so since there are times when my lip gloss does wear off while eating. Retail price is $21.

Let’s see this box values at $235! Dang! That is a lot for what I get in this box! Basically I can create an entire look with this box since I can wear the mask to sleep with and create a nice eye look, add the highlighter, bronzer, and blush and use the lip gloss on top of it and you’re out the door! I would say it’s a good start for this year since BoxyCharm did vamp up the box to make it that you get more items even bigger items so can’t wait for February’s box! Also, I will leave links to these items so you can see for yourself what they are!

That is it for this post! Next time is a review on a newer Mimi Jean Pamfiloff book while my Glam Bag is on its way!
Too Faced Diamond Light HighlighterVINTAGE DAWN PALETTEWonder Beauty Trip for Two Blush & Bronzer DuoAdvant Skin Care Sleeping MaskLip Whip

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus January 2020

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Time for a subscription!

Glam Bag Plus January 2020!

It’s the first GB Plus of the year and glad to start a new year with this subscription. It came in the same time as BoxyCharm but figured to start off with this one. This is the second tier in Ipsy where you get more high end and full size items at $25 a month and of course you get a bigger makeup bag than the standard. This month’s bag is a marble printed bag and I do love marble print like leopard and if I were to have a house this is the pattern I would have in my kitchen, marble by the way. What did I get for the first bag of the year? Let’s see!

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit: First up is a product from Billion Dollar Brows. I did get a fan brush from this brand during a past Glam Bag and glad to get them again and this time it’s a brow kit. Looking at this I am hoping it’s not as drying as the products from Brow Bar as in the pallet thing I got in Boxy last month I felt everything was drying and had to toss it because my brows felt crunchy with the brow gel unfortunately. Even though the fan brush I did try from this brand was good and I hear the brow items are also good. Let’s see what this kit includes! Okay, this kit comes with a universal brow pencil that is also mechanical and is supposed to add shape and definition to the brows. Also get a double-ended brow duo pencil which makes the brows pop with a highlighter and concealer that supposedly lifts the brow and the brush is supposed to smudge and blend everything and the clear brow gel is supposed to set everything. This kit from what it claims is not only good for advanced people but also beginners who are getting into doing their brows. I did feel that the double-ended pencil was kind of creamy so I have to try and see how this goes since it is a full on kit of items. According to the page that mentions this item it says it values for $42. I normally just stick to NYX when it comes to my brow items and a pencil to set things in but this will be fun to try out.
Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions Shadow Pallet: Next is another item from Huda Beauty. I have been loving this brand and when I saw that they were putting their Obsessions Pallets in again I was excited! I was hoping to get one but great thing was they were available for choice alongside something else I almost went with. As you guys know that these are nine pan pallets and I chose Ruby Obsessions which feature scarlet and raspberry shades in chrome and matte shades. I do have the pallets in Smoky and Mauve and my add on for Glam Bag is one of the other shades because it was so hard to choose out of these and I do like the red shades since I do love the Naked Heat, the Inferno pallet from Eleman, and other fiery shades. I can’t wait to try these shades out! This pallet values for $27.
Duft & Doft Pink Milk Mask Set: I was so excited for this box because I finally get another pair of sheet masks from a brand I never heard of by the way and that is Duft & Doft. This is a brand from Soul, South Korea and it’s also an award winning brand. This sheet mask set is made for winter since it is supposed to hydrate and softens the skin to cause a Dewey glow. These masks contain nyacinamides and ginseng berry and the masks fit every contour of the face. I can’t wait to try these masks out since Korean skin care is very big and this is a new brand for me to try. If you’re a convention goer like me that tends to have skin going crazy due to long volunteer hours or partying the night away, having sheet masks can help re-hydrate the skin. These masks value for $14.98.
Jules Smith Beauty Power Gloss Duo in Namaste All Day and Serene Queen: These glosses were my first choice until I saw the Huda Beauty pallets. Trust me it was tempting to choose these since I do love lip glosses especially for work. So, basically the shade Serene Queen is a pale pink gloss that takes on the color of pink quartz while Namaste All Day is a rosy nude shade that has cocoa undertones that take on the qualities of agate. Vitamins A & E help moisten lips and they take a bit of a shimmer to the lips. I can’t wait to use these since I do enjoy lip gloss. I hope they aren’t as sticky though. Let’s see what happens! These value at $32 full size. Sugar Cosmetics Wingman Eyeliner in I’ll Be Black: Final item is another eyeliner but from Sugar Cosmetics. When I first got back to Ipsy a year ago I did get an eyeliner pencil but this time it’s a liquid pen liner. This eyeliner is good for beginners who are getting into makeup especially eyeliner. This has a felt tip that has a lot of precision and doesn’t smudge. I will hold it to that since for a little while allergies have gotten to my eyes and made them watery so I was probably having some smudging with some liner even with my pen liners. I do use these for work and glad to get another in my box or bag. This values for $15.

What did I finish I bet you’re wondering? I did finish the Evalou serum due to it feeling like not enough product was coming out when I was pumping it. I know there was tons of it in the bottle but it was not coming out when I wanted to so a bit halfway I did toss it because it was ticking me off and it felt a little too dry on my skin. I know serums are supposed to be a great base for moisturizers and that is what I was using before moisturizer and underneath my makeup every day. Sorry, won’t get this again even as an add-on. I also finished the Murad AHA and BHA scrub and oh man that was amazing! I do have another tube of it all thanks to getting the big Ipsy Holiday Haul back in November before heading for RangerStop. I can see why some people like the brand on its own and that it’s great for my skin type but I don’t think I will purchase it due to the price and I already have been using more drugstore stuff since that has helped my skin a lot lately. Glad I got to try it out though!

That is it for this post! I am so excited about this year with GB Plus. So far the first month has not disappointed me at all and how great the products were. I am glad to get a brow kit and hoping this one won’t disappoint as much as the Brow Bar one did. I am also going to be using one of the lip glosses from the gloss duo starting now since I did try it out and it’s not sticky and it’s easy to glide on so will be wearing it out! I’m happy to get sheet masks again because it’s been a while since they show up in any of my boxes and glad that Ipsy finally saw that I enjoy using these especially the ones that hydrate my skin because winter is harsh here on the Florida coast so glad to try a new one out and from another Korean brand. Also, glad to add a new eyeliner to the ones I have for work and the Huda pallet again since I have enjoyed their products so far.

So, what is next? I will be talking about BoxyCharm next! Until next time!
Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers KitHuda Beauty Obsessions PalletDuft & Doft Pink Milk Maskjules Smith Beauty Power Gloss Duo in Namastay All Day and Serene QueenArrested For Overstay Waterproof Eyeliner – 01 I'll Be Black (Black)

The Interview Quadrant: Aljin Abella from Power Rangers Jungle Fury!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with our last interview from RangerStop!

Interview with Aljin Abella from Power Rangers Jungle Fury!

Our last interview from RangerStop 7 is with Aljin Abella who played Theo on Power Rangers Jungle Fury! I haven’t watched the season yet since I’m still finishing Time Force at the moment, hey work keeps me busy, but will get to it eventually since it does have a blind master, Master Swoop. And the interesting part his character is his student! I can’t wait to see that since I only remembered clips when Linkara did his History of Power Rangers episode on this season. What did I ask Aljin? Watch and find out!

Well that is the end of our interviews from last year’s RangerStop. It was great getting to interview who we got a chance to. Even though we were hoping to get more but we did run out of time and there were so many great panels on top of it. We did give some of the people our business cards so they can get in contact with us for any Skype interviews since it’s been a while on there and that gave us a new interview experience. If not, there is always RangerStop 8 in Orlando which I can’t wait to see who they bring. I hope more people from Time Force and Lost Galaxy since those are two of my favorite seasons. We will be getting our panels edited since Gondras’ phone split them up into multiple parts and I did record some things on my end so hold tight for all that. Next will start my Subscription Satellite since according to the tracking BoxyCharm and GB Plus are supposed to be here this week. So, stay tuned!

The Interview Quadrant: Christopher Khayman Lee from Power Rangers In Space!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe and I am back with another RangerStop Interview and some really good news! Let’s go!

Interview with Christopher Kayman Lee from Power Rangers in Space!

Rounding off the Power Rangers in Space cast from last year’s RangerStop is of course Christopher Kayman Lee! Wanted to interview him at RangerStop 6 but since the red rangers were in demand that year didn’t get a chance but this year we did. Even though I counted this as one of my favorite moments but I do have another but have to get to that video when it’s up because it made me realize it was a great one. Anyways, since I have bene a fan of this season due to the space bits like with Lost Galaxy, I was glad to watch every moment and did enjoy “Countdown to Destruction” myself. What did I ask him? Watch and find out.

We did try to get Melody who played Astronomer but she did leave early on that Sunday so hoping if she comes back this year to Orlando we get a chance again. I wouldn’t mind also interview the other three rangers from this season too if they also get invited. Let’s see what 2020 brings to Orlando!

Now onto an important announcement! As you saw in our last post I mentioned briefly about upgrading this blog and we did! Today starts a new beginning for Nerdy Shique Universe and that is we are now a full on website domain! Yay! For the past seven years of running this blog, I haven’t had the funds to upgrade and now that working helped get me to this point alongside having all the hard work with going to some of the conventions we had press opportunities at like RangerStop, Omni Fandom Expo since they found us, and even MetroCon, MythiCon and a few others. Plus with posting about Ipsy, also reviews on items, and so on, it was time to kick it up a notch. So, I thank you all for supporting this blog as long as it has been alive. Without it I wouldn’t be where I am today and how it led me to my job in teaching Adaptive Technology since I use it to operate this thing. Now that it’s all upgraded and raring to go? What is more to come? I did mention the Favorites being changed, also that means Convention Spotlight will also change alongside Convention Impossible. Since now I am doing each category as Quadrants to match our space theme, I will be referring Spotlight as Comet as in Convention Comet and Convention Impossible as Convention Nebula since we do discover new conventions if we can travel to them. So now stay tuned for the Convention Comet on Omni Fandom Expo when it gets closer!

We will still post our interviews by the way and hoping to add more pics of me with the guests like we had in the past since it does add a bit of a flare to those posts. And with the Subscriptions post I will also include links to the products for you guys so you can explore the items themselves. Which makes me changing the Beauty part of this blog to the Beauty Galaxy and separate the Beauty Subscriptions to Subscription Sattelite since it would fit the alliteration a lot better with that part. I think that is about it since we have changed over time and it would be better to separate our items and make more titles space infused. And of course, glad to be a part of this vast nerd universe alongside with you all. 2020 will be a big year for this blog especially now that it’s a full on website and we will keep it that way as well.

What is next? We do have an interview with one of the rangers from Power Rangers Jungle Fury and now waiting on my subscriptions to arrive since Glam Bag Plus has been shipped and BoxyCharm is also on its way. And make sure you check us out on Twitter and YouTube for any convention videos, my beauty videos, and our Twitter updates! Until next time!

The Interview Quadrant: Justin Nemo from Power Rangers In Space!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Now to continue with our interviews from RangerStop!

Interview with Justin Nemo from Power Rangers in Space!

Happy New Year to all and hoping you all had a safe one and partied until the morning rays. Now I am back with another interview and that is with Justin Nemo who played Zane in Power Rangers in Space! When I heard that he was a guest for this past year’s event I wanted to interview him and glad that Gondras got the interview. What did I ask the Silver Space Ranger? Watch the video and you will find out!

That is it for this post guys! Next up is our interview with Space Red Andros himself! Stay tuned! Also will be bringing more RangerStop coverage since we have to get our panel videos sewn together and rendered so hoping we can get those up by Omni this year. Also, stay tuned for updates on our upgrade and of course my subscriptions for January! Until next time!

The Bests & Worsts of 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! It is time for…

Bests & Worsts of 2019!

It’s New Year’s Eve and that means it is time for the Bests and Worsts of this year. Going to change up the format a bit since I feel like some things are better in their categories. Let’s get to it!

Best TV Series: The Mandalorian! This year Disney Plus has started and we get to stream new and old shows that Disney has released over time including the ones through Fox and Marvel due to how they bought Fox this year as well. The Best TV Series or shall I say Season goes to The Mandalorian. This is the journey of a bounty hunter who takes on a baby alien that looks like Yoda around the universe to see who would take care of it but enemies keep on coming after it and him in order to kill them both. This series has a mix of Lone Wolf & Cub with one episode inspired by 7th Samurai on top of it. You can get a free month of Disney Plus and pay $6.99 a month afterwards.
Worst TV Series/Season: Game of Thrones Final Season! Oh man! I heard the uproar about how bad this season of Game of Thrones ended up and glad I only read the books. People said that the ending was horrible and how it lead up to it made it worse since so many things were different and well George R. R. Marten didn’t write the ending just yet. He did say after the ending of the show that his ending will be different from what the creators came up with. Apparently the show had ended due to a new one the Director was doing. Again, so glad I stick to the books because I heard earlier seasons butchered things.

Anime of the Year: My Hero Academia! Yes, I know it’s just not due to how much I love this series but it’s due to how well it’s going. I didn’t get into this series until after our interview with J. Michael Tatum and Brandon McInnis that I can see why this anime is awesome. Yes, it started off slow which is like the movie Sky High since I compared this to that and it got better. This year it not only ended Season 3 but brought us Season 4 where new twists and turns at UA High has come and the stakes are higher due to what had happened with All Might and him retiring after beating One for All and of course getting Bakugo back from the League of Villains. Now the students are living on campus for everyone’s protection and now serious work is taking place when the big three students are coming in help and new internships start. Just as Deku starts his internship with All Might’s former sidekick, Night Eye, he meets a little girl covered in bandages asking him not to leave and that is when things start getting serious. I would say start watching from the beginning if you haven’t and yes we’re excited for the new movie coming to the United States early 2020, Rising Heroes.
Runner-Up: Dr. Stone! My runner-up has to be Dr. Stone because it has an interesting story behind it. Senku’s friend decides to confess to a girl that he likes her and when he was about to do it under the tree in the school’s courtyard a bright light shines and petrifies them and everyone else with them for over three thousand years. When Senku revives from his petrified state and his friend comes out six months later they have to survive in a newer version of their world and that is by using science! No really! This is a new version of Myth Busters because of how much science was demonstrated but there is a disclaimer put at the end of each episode not to try any of this at home. Also this series does reminds me of Beakman’s World. Doesn’t help that Senku looks like Beekman himself but with green hair and that is why I call it Leekman’s World! Also, some schools are using this anime in science classes due to the educational parts. So, check it out if you have a chance!

Best MakeUp Release: Game of Thrones X Urban Decay! I give it to this because it was a big sell out all over! I only got the shadow pallet on the Urban Decay website and then had to wait for Ulta to get the collection to get the Mother of Dragons Highlighter Pallet. Even though the final season was a flop but this was a big collector’s item due to how the vault was hard to get also the collection items did sell out quickly and didn’t restock on Urban Decay but were available everywhere else for people to get it.
Runner-Up: Jeffree Starr Blueblood Collection! I felt this collection had a really good release even though it did have the pallet alone sell out but the bundles were still available which I picked up back in March.
Third Runner Up: Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation! I give this to the Stay Naked Foundation Line is because it was a smooth release and I did like the shade choices. I did match myself correctly!
Worse MakeUp Release: Jacklyn Hill Cosmetics Lipsticks! I admit I wanted to get her lipsticks but after hearing what had happened I stood back because of what so many things being found like metal, glass, and the balls of whatever in there. Also, she talked about cotton gloves being used which we don’t see that anywhere, latex gloves are used everywhere not cotton! Sorry for sounding a little revved up but more should have been done and of course agreeing that makeup doesn’t take weeks to produce but months! Sorry Jacklyn you’re not getting my money at all, not even the highlighters since I have so many to get through!

Best Movie: SpiderMan: Far From Home! We haven’t seen many movies this year due to being tied up with work but I give it to the last Spiderman flick and that is Far From Home. They brought Mysterio to the screen and it was really good with what they did with him. I am glad Marvel is getting more SPiderMan work and that we get more movies with him because Tom Holland as Peter Parker is amazing! And they are bringing J. K. Simmons to be Joe Jonah Jameson for these movies which he is amazing at!

Well guys that is it for this list! I know it’s short but I feel like I can’t name anything else. I still need to review Traverser’s new album so that is not on the list, I had so many convention experiences this year at two conventions only so that is not here either. Sorry about that! You can read my experiences in the reviews and the upcoming posts! Now onto the next section!

What is next for Nerdy Shique Universe in 2020? We are upgrading the blog to be an actual blogging website. I didn’t have the funds to do it in December so I am seeing what January holds in the funds department because it costs $96 for the first payment and $8 for every month until next year for the year payment here on Word Press so I will see what happens in January since I do have bills and rent to pay. When that happens that means new shirts with the new link, new logos since we met an awesome guy at RangerStop who is helping us with that, and of course new business cards. And we do have a new video camera for our press work! For a few years now we have relied on Nerdy Shirts’ brother to let us borrow the camera they use for their channel and got the same camera and tripod since it would be easier to familiarize and operate it during conventions rather than have difficult settings like my Polaroid camera years ago that was used for pictures. Glad to get one since it was high time that we did and Nerdy Shirts is not always with us because RangerStop has two people per team and he was at RangerStop last year but only one day to record my interviews.

Now conventions! Hoped that we could make it to RangerStop Pop in Atlanta but I am announcing here that I am planning on getting my Master’s Degree in Adaptive Technology and filling out the NFB Scholarship forms for State and National. If I win either one, I would go to the State Convention in Tampa for Florida and the National Convention in Houston and that one is around the same time as RangerStop Pop and before MetroCon. Who knows what will happen until June so stay tuned at Nerdy Shique’s Twitter for all the news because getting my Master’s has been a dream of mine and this will also get me National Certification with C. A. T. I. S. which is Certified Adaptive Tech Industry Specialist. Plus I have used Adaptive Tech to run this blog and the YouTube itself so not only my job would have a certified worker but you will also have a. T. Certified Specialist with this blog! But we will do Omni Expo and of course RangerStop but we do want to branch out which may have to wait again.

And finally, I am going to be on a low buy for makeup because this year with the makeup purchasing I think I went crazy even with Ipsy and Ulta. I am slowing it down because not only it did crazy but makeup companies are releasing items left and right without giving us a breather. Trust me, Urban Decay gave us six months in between the Naked Reloaded, Game of Thrones, and Naked Honey. While Anastasia Beverly Hills gave weeks even towards the end of the year for everything. So, I am sticking to my subscriptions which are Ipsy, GB Plus, BoxyCharm, and Dollar Shave Club. And of course re-stock when needed and if the 21 Days of Beauty does come I only focus on what I want rather than go overboard. So far so good I have not gone overboard even being paid this morning, as in normally I would go straight to Ulta with a coupon, hasn’t happened because I did pay some bills. I did buy one item from Ipsy but it’s due to my hands and legs being so dry and hoping the items do help with that. Also, I am working on an Ita Bag so that is why I am doing a low buy at the moment.

Well that is it! Thanks for another year and hoping 2020 looks bright! What post will I start in the New Year? Another interview from RangerStop! Until next time!

The Favorites Quadrant: November and December 2019

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

November & December Favorites 2019!

Okay guys, it is the final Favorites post of 2019! Let’s start with subscriptions!

Subscriptions: November and December has been wild. How so? Well, let me say this first off and the final time I just unsubscribed from Allure Beauty Box. I was going to give it a few more months but I felt so underwhelmed especially with what I got in November. I love skin care but I felt with the E. L. F. Putty Primer I can just go and get it myself at Target or have Shipt bring it to me without a box sending it to me. Plus the charcoal mask is mainly for oily skin and I have mainly dry skin and can’t use it. The Tarte lipstick was just meh and I feel as though that it was time to let it go finally. I didn’t have any regrets because this was one subscription that didn’t wow me except with two boxes and that’s it. I saw what they offered for December and they were Anastasia pallets which I can go into Ulta for but the brand doesn’t really catch my eye that much either because of how much they have been releasing. I just let it go. I am keeping my three other subscriptions, well four counting Dollar Shave Club because I get my razor cartridges that way alongside shave butter and some hair stuff if need be. I do have to say that GB Plus for November and December rally good due to the products that were sent. Some people did not like December’s and apparently someone got products different from what they are supposed to get and commented to contact Ipsy because they’re really good in replacing items, they replaced all my missing add-ons from one month. I doubt they read it. I liked the selection of products in November since there was a collab with Gigi Gorgeous and glad to get a contour item which made me happy. I did find it easy to blend like it said in the claims. I did enjoy the mascara and the lipstick from Doucce and Belle En Argent while the blush pallet I need to give it some time since I just tried it out and same with the Illumasqua Primer. Speaking of Illumasqua, I did get a pen eyeliner from them in December which does add more liners to use for work and glad for that. I did pick the Evalou Skin Serum which is not too bad but wishing it was not so drying on my skin but hey at least it’s just a onetime try. I have not tried the shadow quad yet since some people have been thinking it is not worth it for the $60 since you can get Z Pallets for a lower price. This is my thought about this product. Yes, it may be pricey but you are getting shadows with this and their shadows aren’t really that cheap either. Let me get one for example! For one eye shadow you’re paying $9.00 and since we got four shadow pans in this pallet we got $36 already. If you wanted a face item it would cost a dollar more as another example. And for a pallet alone you’re paying $24. In the end you have four shadows which would be $36 plus the pallet being $24 and that adds up to the $60 price for this item. That pays for this box even for the Ultimate if you got this in there. I am actually happy because I remembered getting one of the shadows in my regular Glam Bag and then got one of these Ittse pallets with six shadows in an Ipsy Offer so I am not mad about it and the nice thing about the pallets is that there is an insert you can pull out and put more items in so if you wanted to get a face product like a blush you can buy that separately from their website or get your own items like eye shadows from Makeup Geek or Coastal Scents and put them in here and create your own custom pallet. While the 111 Skin I have not touched that yet since I do still have a moisturizer I am using as my morning one before makeup. I did hear that people have not gotten a full container of this but hoping mine is not one of them.

BoxyCharm was pretty good as well for December while November I found the brushes to be a little disappointing because they’re really hard to use. They remind me of those oval brushes that everyone paid over a hundred dollars for except they are more rectangular. I had a hard time putting anything on with these so I went back to my original brushes because I had an easier time with those even the Gigi Gorgeous ones since I switched out for those. I have not used the shadow pallet yet nor does the eye mask since I am not sure where they are. I did use the liquid lipstick but it was disappointing that there was not enough product in it. I don’t know why but felt that BoxyCharm sent me a Dose of Colors lipstick that was about to run out but December I felt it did redeem itself because of the items that came in there. I was surprised that I got an entire brow pallet which did come in handy with giving my brows a bit of extra hold while the Storybook eye shadow pallet was so pigmented on my eyes. The lip scrub I got was pretty good and not too harsh on the scrub particles since some brands like to do that with their lip scrubs. And the blush did give me a glow on my skin that one of my friends noticed that my skin looked great. I did not try the Glacier Water Cream but will soon. I did not get to choose anything for January because I didn’t get an email about it which I did contact BoxyCharm about and they are looking into what is going on and they did take my app suggestion. People if there are issues you run into just contact these guys!

Ipsy for November and December really good with having new items from Pixie and getting to try another hand cream which is at work for extra hydration. I am not kidding with the hand soap. While December, oh man, the lip gloss! The applicator on that thing was so hard that I had a hard time putting that on and had to toss it because of that. I did like the Hey Honey eye mask since that was pretty good for a product. I haven’t used the eye pencil yet and did like the smell of the perfume. I haven’t used the blush as of yet but will do in the future. I am hoping with 2020’s subscription picks it will be even better in some areas while great as usual. I have enjoyed my BoxyCharm except for August while Ipsy and Glam Bag Plus have been really good with what I’ve gotten. Hoping that it will look bright!

Convention Moments: November was a convention month with RangerStop of course. We didn’t go to Holiday Matsuri since everyone knows my story with that one and of course we had more fun at RangerStop and it was Gondras’ first time being at this one because he always saved his time off for Holiday Matsuri. This year for RangerStop it had two memorials but we went to one and that was Robert Axelrod’s. He passed away this year and it was sad since I remembered him from anime and of course as Lord Zed like everyone else. I did dedicate the Convention Spotlight to him since he has been an important part of pop culture for the longest time. Getting to meet John Tui who played Daggeron in Mystic Force and Doggie Cruger in S. P. D. was an experience we will never forget especially me when I didn’t know that when meeting a woman for the first time you get a kiss which is New Zealand and Polynesian custom. I was a bit flustered at that but getting to ask him my question was even better which you will see in that panel video since we need to get those panel videos stitched together. I hope we get to do Press for next year because it was a blast being at this thing like last year and getting to meet more rangers from the Disney seasons was pretty cool and getting to see more panels on those seasons was also pretty cool too and not only that we did get voice actors mixed in with Samantha Newark and Wally Wingert. Our favorite moments happened to be how I got to finally interview Christopher Kayman Lee which his interview will be coming up soon here and how Wally recognized Gondras doing his Alfred from Batman voice during the voice acting panel he had with Samantha. By this time next year, not only will be doing press also possibly juggling a Master’s Degree which I will explain at the end of the Bests & Worsts post next.

Favorite Holiday Buy: Since we are passed the subscriptions and convention stuff it is time for the items that are my favorite holiday buy!

Too Faced Gingerbread Extra Spicy: Even though I got this and the Let It Snow Girl set but the Gingerbread Extra Spicy pallet is my favorite that Too Faced has released this year. It is as pigmented as it’s original and still has that same ginger snap smell. It did come with different shades with a pop of blue but I was able to create some neutral looks with this one. I hope they keep bringing this back alongside the original since it is my favorite scented pallet as of now.

Ulta Glamour On the Go: I did buy a few Ulta Sets but the Glamour On the Go Set is my favorite from the sets I bought because not only it was a Black Friday Buy for me but it did also come with a better carrying case for travel. I can just go and head for a convention with this and just bring my face items in a makeup bag and my brushes and I am good!

Favorite Gift from Family: New Rice Cooker! This year I asked my dad for a bigger rice cooker because Mama Gondras did give us one but I can only do rice in smaller batches which is nice if I am eating alone. Here with this one I can make a big batch to go with things like chili or my rice and beans and there goes my meal plan. I also find it awesome that not only I can make rice but other things too like yogurt, oatmeal and even do slow cooking which I am thinking of trying out since I have ingredients for cracked chicken again. I did thank my dad right after my first use.
Runner Up: Pajamas from Mama Gondras! I do have to mention this since they feel so good and that they are a pair of pajamas my future in law got me and they are in Asian style with cranes on them. They are really comfy and wishing the fasteners didn’t feel so loose so easily but hey they are nice for what they are.

Favorite Perfume: Lord of Misrule from Lush! Lush has released more perfumes and I was happy that this was one of them and that is the scent in Lord of Misrule. I fell in love with this scent ever since it was a Halloween scent a few years ago. It was even sold throughout Christmas and now they made it permanent. Let me describe how it smells to me! It smells like toasted marshmallows with a woodsy and pepper scent. I know it doesn’t make sense but that is how it smells like to me. I decided to have my dad get me this for my early Christmas gift since I was trying to find my perfumes I had lost and he had a hard time finding two of them and decided why not have him get this as a replacement for now due to needing new scents in my life. I am so happy to get this and glad that the scent is permanent!

New Fall Scent: Coconut Pumpkin Latte from Bath & Body Works! Everyone knows that my favorite fall scent is the Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte but this year I was introduced to something new and that is Coconut Pumpkin Latte at Bath & Body Works. I was at BBW in October and needed more hand sanitizers and more hand soaps and got the hand soap in this scent and fell in love with it. Coconut can be an interesting coffee flavor and I had tried it before but with the pumpkin it makes the scent earthier and it smells good. Even my co-workers find my office smelling good. I hope it does come back for another year because I want more of it and same with Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte!

Favorite Bag: My Ita Bag! For a little while now I have been getting into Ita Bags. For those of you who may not know it is a bag that has a clear plastic window in either a tote bag or a backpack and you put merch to display of your favorite anime, favorite couple in a series, or even character. Since I have been loving My Hero Academia I figured to make one with this anime. Vivi did help me put the cardboard insert by cutting out some cardboard from one of many boxes from Ulta and I got some cloth at Michaels and glued it on and added some keychains I got in blind boxes and same with pins. It is still in a work in progress since I did find more items on Etsy and waiting on patches of Deku and Bakugo, I did get some of the new pin blind boxes along with a Froppy pin but the backings aren’t working so had to go to EBay and picked up some plastic ones so waiting on those to arrive to help out. I can’t wait for next year’s conventions since I will probably find more Ita Bag items and I am planning on a Sailor Moon one.

Favorite Album: Jupiter Does Not Care About You by. Traverser! Well, the wait is over and I got my copy of Traverser’s new album. I am still listening to it since I am going to write a review so stay tuned for that. I do have to say ever since Gondras and I saw these guys in 2009 they have grown so much as a band and glad they have released more music as time went on. I will tell you my full thoughts on this album once I am done putting my Band Camp and this computer through the playing process.

Well guys that is it for this post! Glad that you have enjoyed this year’s favorites and now announcing this. I am changing up the Favorites posts! Why you may ask? Since I am going to be on a Low Buy during 2020 due to projects I have planned I will be splitting up the subscription favorites into its own post for every two months and the makeup favorites for every quarter because I don’t have many makeup favorites every time since I am trying new things in boxes and and since I am sticking to the subscriptions for makeup items and just treat myself once in a while and just re-stock when needed it is also due to how many brands are always releasing new things and it’s too much! I will talk about more in another post and why I feel like it’s time to do this but of course the favorites will be different this time. Let’s see what 2020 has in store for this and stay tuned for my Bests & Worsts of 2019!

The Beauty Quadrant: Subscription 2019 Favorites!

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

Favorite Items from My Boxes!

Yes, another year has passed and so far I have been into my subscriptions and have tried so many things from so many brands and it’s time to pick the items I loved from them all. I am also mentioning a few from Allure with my time being with them after cancelling last month. As you know I cancelled due to being so underwhelmed by what they gave me every month. So, let’s get to it!

Suva Beauty Hydro Liner in Grease: First up is one of the items from my first Glam Bag Plus and it’s from Suva Beauty. I wanted to try their Hydro Liners after hearing Beauty News mentioning them and seeing them at Riley Rose during my time still living with my parents. I was glad to get one in my first GB Plus and love it a lot! It’s very easy to use where you put some water in the lid and take a brush and touch the water and then touch the liner lightly and you draw on your water line. You can also use this for special effects makeup and creating tattoos. I was worried that this would run all over if my eyes watered or if the Florida weather just rains all over but nope. It stayed put! It didn’t even bother my eyes at all. I have to get more of these and glad that GB Plus started with black since that is a pretty basic color to start with.
Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks: All thanks to BoxyCharm I fell in love with these immediately! I heard Jen Luv’s Reviews talk about these especially the shade Chocolate Wasted where she uses it as a lip color base to add dimension and I did buy one of them during the Fall 21 Days of Beauty. These are so comfortable to wear and they hardly move. I was kind of sad with the last one I got I felt there wasn’t much in the tube so had to toss it. I think it was called Flirty which was a brown pink nude.
Tarte Be You Naturally Pallet: Next is my favorite item I got from Tarte and that is their Be You Naturally Eye Shadow Pallet. I did kind of enjoy the other Tarte items I received but this was my most favorite item because I liked how well they blended. You got eight shadows and they are very neutral which Tarte’s fame is but it worked out since I wore this to work almost every time! It is so easy to use and man I am making dents in this pallet which has rarely done before. I am still using it and maybe it will be panned by next year?
Tacha Nourishing Face Masks: Next is the item that got me into the face mask craze and have a ton of. The Tacha face masks were in my first box back from being unsubscribed for two years and was glad these weren’t slimy like the one I tried years ago. These felt good and glad I got to try them. From all the brands I have tried masks from since I bought so many through Ipsy are Tony Moley and Mayflower.
Juvia’s Place Shadow Pallet: Need to take a break from the Boxy to mention something I have received in Allure and that is the six pan shadow pallet from Juvia’s Place. I have heard so many good things about their shadows and saw that this was an extra product in my box that I started to use it right away. I found these shadows extremely smooth in application and extremely pigmented that I was surprised how much they shown on my cotton ball when I was using coconut oil to clean off my makeup. I haven’t gotten anything else from the brand but will see in the future.
Marc Anthony 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Curl Cream: Next is a product from Marc Anthony and it’s their curl cream. I was glad to try this out since I needed something to help with my curls and this came along. It did help and when I got the full-size from Ulta it was disappointing because it came in a pouch! What the heck!? Marc Anthony just put it in a tube! Not so hard to ask! Speaking of this brand!
Marc Anthony Bye Bye Frizz Heat Protectant Cream: During January I think I got this in my Glam Bag and really loved it! This is a heat protectant cream and wishing it was still a cream because they only sell it as a spray. I found it better than the spray because it didn’t soak my hair as badly as the spray and my straightening iron had an easier time with this than the sprays.
Twisted Sister Curl Cream: Next is a product from a British Based brand called Twisted Sister and it’s their curl cream. When I saw I was getting this I fell in love immediately and got the full size. The full size came in an actual tube and it lasted me for months! I will be purchasing this whenever I get the chance!
Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara: Next is a favorite mascara and that is from Eyeko! I did enjoy some of the others I got from brands like Too Faced, Tarte, and more but this one takes the mascara cake! I liked how this was more in a squeeze tube both in sample and full-size form since I bought the full-size one through Ipsy’s Learn Page and I like how it curls my lashes the most with each application. It may be pricey but the curling action packs a punch!
Huda Beauty Obsessions Pallets: Next is a product from the Huda Beauty brand and it’s the Obsessions pallets. I bought the Smoke Obsessions as an add-on and got the Mauve one in one of my GB Plus boxes. These pallets are nine pan pallets and they are pretty small as in not too big or bulky like most pallets and they are easy to use as well. I do notice how the Mauve Obsessions is more red toned over just being purple and brown but not hating it though. I do love Smoke Obsessions since it’s a basic smoke pallet to work with and you can just put these in a makeup bag and travel with them. I can’t wait for my GB Plus since I picked the Ruby Obsessions pallet for my Choice item since I didn’t get to try the gem colored ones.
Dose of Colors Shadow Pallets: like with their liquid lipsticks I did enjoy these pallets too since I did get the Sassy Siennas as an add-on for BoxyCharm and got the Basic Browns as the pallet they picked. These shadows are much pigmented and loved each look for each work day I used these for since they are very matte and much pigmented. I hope Boxy Charm still gets these in boxes or at least keeps partnering with this brand because they have really good products!
Nomad Cosmetics Berlin Underground Pallet: Final item for this list and wanted to mention this one since something special happened. I didn’t hear about Nomad Cosmetics until I saw them in the regular Glam Bag and never got an item from them which I wanted to try them for months since I got back into them. I bought their highlighter pallet and liked it but this shadow pallet was amazing for the pigmentation! It is a very grungy pallet with a lot of Smokey shades with the Berlin theme going with it. Trust me I was thinking to the book Girl with the Red Balloon while using this pallet. I did do a yellow and black halo eye to go with my dark trainer from Pokémon for Halloween when hanging with friends. When I first got this pallet I did try to try it out and shown it in a pic without my new black wig and then wore my wig and posted it on Instagram and Nomad Cosmetics came and liked my picture! They are the first brand to like my photo with their product and I did thank them and they responded and I did ask them about their newer pallet I am interested in. I am in a low buy but will get it eventually in the New Year. Hold onto that. I am so glad GB Plus gave me this pallet because I wouldn’t have had Nomad Cosmetics wouldn’t have liked my pic.
Moda Five Brush Set: Final item, for real, is the Moda Five Brush Set that also came in my Boxy! I was surprised to get a five brush set since Moda Brushes are part and made by Royal and Langnickle who are famous for their paint brushes and I loved these brushes! I still have a few in my brush bag because of how sturdy they are. I know I have to put a few more into the jar to get washed but it is great to get a five piece brush set for all of my eye needs!

Favorite Collection by a Subscription: Gigi Gorgeous from November! Ipsy has created three makeup collections and the one I chose as my favorite is the one from Gigi Gorgeous. Tetris was a close second because their products were nice but I preferred the lip balm more from Gigi’s collection because it was more moisturizing. Yes, I got eye brushes with Tetris but I loved the face brushes more from Gigi due to how sturdy they are and do perform very well. I do like the bronzer and the setting powder a lot and the makeup bag for the mystery bag was even cuter. I wished they had that instead of the leopard printed bag for the bags in November because it would make more sense!

Well guys that is it for this post! I am glad to be back with BoxyCharm and got so many awesome things and with Ipsy and GB Plus the items even gotten better. Sorry Allure but I had to say goodbye to them because the items were not doing it for me and some of them I can just go to Target for and pay full price that way. I am hoping with next year that things with BoxyCharm would be great since they are starting to listen to their users even I complained about not getting the emails about the product choices which makes me mad since I wanted to choose one of the pallets I am getting for January. Hoping I get the warm one since I do have a ton of cool toned ones. Just saying! While Glam Bag I want more sheet masks to be in the bag since some of them are interesting and yes still got to use what I have and GB Plus not too much to say since they have been really good. So, 2020 here I come!

The Interview Quadrant: Patrick David from In Space!

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

RangerStop 7 Interview with Patrick David from In Space!

Sorry for the wait guys but have been working hard at the YouTube Quadrant with getting looks up with holiday sets I purchased this year and glad to be back here! So, we are on the last Psycho Ranger and that is Patrick David. He plays Psycho Red on In Space and on Lost Galaxy since the crossover with both teams dealt with the Psychos again. Still makes me sad with Kendrix in that. Anyways, we were glad to get him towards the end of the convention since he was heading home but was nice enough to give us some time. I love this convention and glad some people had time and unfortunately we did run out towards the end on that Sunday and same with the guests. There is always next year after all! What did we get to ask this guy? Check it out!

Well guys that is it for this post! Stay tuned for our interview with Justin Nemo! Since its Christmas Eve I want to wish you from the bottom of our hearts here at Nerdy SHique Universe a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays to you all! I have enjoyed my first year being away from home and also bringing more posts to this blog and the YouTube channel. I never thought I would listen to Christmas music again since my spirits have gotten better since I started working and even worked harder here and on YouTube. Please have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday! Until next time! Stay beautiful and merry while traveling the vast universe!

The Beauty Quadrant: Glam Bag Plus December 2019!

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

Glam Bag Plus December 2019!

Well guys it is the final Glam Bag Plus of 2019! I have been enjoying it so far and glad to try new items from many other brands. I am thinking of doing a post on my favorite products from subscriptions after this one. Anyways, this is the second tier in Ipsy where you pay $25 for a box and a makeup bag and the box contains five items from more prestige and luxury, even some indie. Let’s see what I got!

Complex Culture Press & Set Contour Brush: First up is a brush by Complex Culture. These guys sound new to me because I have not seen them until now. I know this month you get some brushes either in this box, the regular Glam Bag, or even the Ultimate if you’re lucky. I ended up with the contour brush which I have felt like I am somewhat lacking in since I have been contouring the outer parts of my face. This brush is vegan and cruelty free with a velvet style handle and the bristles are made for setting and glow without streaking nor being blotchy. When I saw this brush it looked more like a powder but I will use it for its intention. I was surprised by its retail price being $35. When you look at it you’re spending less than an Artiste brush if you remember those and it does feel fancy to me.
Ittse Van Ness Eye Shadow Quad: Next is an eye shadow quad from Ittse. I remembered when I first got back into Ipsy I got an eye shadow from these guys and was really impressed. I was about to choose one of the two shadow quads they were offering this month but got Van Ness instead. This is a magnetic pallet which comes with four shadows and from what I saw in my peripherals that it’s very neutral. I remembered getting a magnetic pallet with six shadows from these guys a year ago and they are very neutral and some sparkle in the mix. I will have to see how they apply on the eyes since I haven’t tried it yet due to just getting my box after all.
111 Skin Cryo Activating Hydro Gel: Next is a product from 111 Skin. I heard of these guys through the regular Glam Bag and was surprised by the price of this product. It is over $200! Damn! Sunday Riley does not have anything on this but some luxury skin care doesn’t always work for everyone. Even Sunday Riley’s C. E. O. Moisturizer from GB Plus boxes ago was proof enough. Let’s see what this thing has to make it so expensive. This moisturizer is backed by science with Hydro Filling Spheres, Lotus Extract, and it’s supposed to help with pollution and other factors that cause aging and it’s lightweight. Okay, the science part makes sense but the lotus not so much because the Purlisse Blue Lotus Eye Cream is around $76 with that ingredient alone. I am kind of skeptical about this stuff and I will use to see how it goes since my skin does get dry even out here on the coast but it has been behaving due to using sheet masks and moisturizers. Let’s see how this stuff interacts with my skin and go from there.
Evalue Sin Care Hydrating Serum: This was the item I chose and it’s from Evalue Skin Care and it’s their hydrating serum. When I was choosing my product for this box I had a hard time and when I saw this I had to have it and here’s why! This product has three hydrolonic acids to help rise to the skin to help with hydration and helps tired skin. I know my skin is not wrinkly yet but I did run out of the Touch & Sol one and since that was more of oily skin I figured to get this one since this helps with more dry skin people like me. I did find it slightly drying since I tried it yesterday, forgot this morning, but hey so far it is the first day so I have to keep using it.
Illumasqua Liquid Eyeliner in Black: Last item in the box is from Illumasqua and it’s a pen liner in black! I am glad to get another since I was on my last pen liner at the moment. I can’t wait to open this one up so I can start using it for work since I use these for work and they stay on. I am not sure what is going on with my eyes at the moment they always want to water, I think it’s due to allergies since pollen likes to go nuts even around our apartment outside. I will have to see how this goes!

Add-Ons: I only got three add-ons this month and they are the Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Setting Spray, the R+CO High Dive Moisture Plus Shine for my hair, and the Colored Rain Highlighter in Selfie. I almost went for the setting spray from Tarte as my choice but decided to buy it to see how it goes since I did enjoy the primer and did run out of that when I got the full size. I hope it’s as moisturizing as the primer so can’t wait to use it. The R+Co was something I was surprised by since I didn’t know what it was at first and saw it was for leaving in the hair which I don’t mind something new for my hair, and the Colored Rain Highlighter is something new to me since I want to try more of this brand after hearing so many good things about it!

Well guys that is it for this post! This year was great for what I had gotten from Glam Bag Plus. I started off strong and ended with a good note after signing up for this tier of Glam Bag. I hope next year will keep on going great since I have tried really good products from this box. What is next? The next RangerStop interview and of course my favorite items from all the boxes! Stay tuned!