Subscription Satelite: Allure Beauty Box January 2022

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

Allure Beauty Box January 2022

I’m glad to be back with the first Allure Beauty Box of the year. I’ve enjoyed what they’ve given me so far ever since I got back into them. This box is $23 a month and you get products chosen by editors of Allure Magazine. They range from drugstores to luxury and they are skin care to beauty. Let’s see what I got this month!

Solana MD Healthy Base Layer

First up is a face product I have never seen before and glad to discover it here. This is a moisturizer that can be worn at night and also applied before sunscreen. It contains Vitamin D alongside coconut oil and Hyaluronic Acid to make the skin even more dewey. I can see why this is in this month’s box because it’s cold and crying at the moment here in Florida even though there is rain in the forecast this week but this week. I know most of us are feeling dry due to the cold weather, especially the wind. I will definitely try this out once I get through some of my moisturizers since these boxes have been giving me a lot to try. I hope it doesn’t cause any reaction to my skin due to sensitivity. This retails for $54.

Bliss Bright Idea Holographic Eye Patches

Next up is a product by Bliss. I haven’t gotten under eye patches for a while after getting some through Ipsy Offers. I was surprised to get these since I’ve only used eye creams so far. These are eye patches you place under your eyes with licorice root extract and squalene to calm the eyes to look brighter. One editor claims they skip concealer when she uses these. I will have to use these during the weekend since I have to catch my ride for work during the week. THese retail $4 for a pair of these.

Christof Robin Daily Hair Cream

Next up is a product by Christof Robin and it’s the Daily Hair Cream. This month, people could also have gotten the Leave In Mist but got the Leave In Cream this month. This is a leave-in conditioner that can be used on both wet and dry hair that helps with frizz. This is perfect for my hair since it does tend to frizz over time. I will definitely give this everyday! This retails for $43.

Sunday Riley Five Stars Retinol + Niacinamide Eye Serum

Next is a product by Sunday Riley again and this time it’s an eye cream. This eye cream helps the delicate areas around the eyes with retinol and niacinamide. I have so many eye cream items and start to use them during the morning.but this is more of a night time item. One thing I found out with this item is that it can be irritating with the retinoid but one editor claims they can use it with their sensitive skin. I will see how it goes. This retails for $65.

Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Mascara

Last item is from Rare Beauty and that is their Perfect Strokes Mascara. I have tried out the highlighter and it’s pretty awesome so far and now getting this mascara brings more to the table! This mascara leaves lashes plump and fluttery and it uses castor oil to condition lashes. ThThis product includes a thick brush to coat each lash. I will have to try this mascara out and see how it goes. This retails for $20.

This completes this box! So far, it has a nibgt5fv4rce start to the year. I will see how the Daily Hair Cream goes when it comes to my hair. I have to see how the Eye Serum goes at night too since retinoids are better at night time. I do have one more box and that is Glossy Box! Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus January 2022

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with the first Glam Bag Plus of 2022!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus January 2022

Well, I got my Glam Bag Plus this weekend alongside my Allure Beauty Box, which will be next. This bag is $28 a month with five items that are full-size and you get to choose three out of the five. Let’s see what I got!

Add-On Kimchi Chic Beauty Stage Proof Setting Spray

First up is a product that I picked up as an add-on which is the Stage Proof Setting Spray from Kimchi. I almost chose this as a product but chose something else in the group and found this in the add-ons. This is supposed to keep makeup on your face and you’re glad to get something like this in a bag to try out different ones. I will have to see how this goes since I’ve enjoyed the blush from this brand!

Milk MakeupK Kush  High Volume Mascara in Bloom

` The first item that Ipsy selected for my bag was the Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara. I remembered getting one similar in a BoxyCharm a while back. I’m glad to get another one since it did dry out pretty fast over time. I hope it doesn’t dry out as fast when I use this. I will have to see how this goes on top of my lash primer.

Lauren Conrad The Lipstick in Shell

Next up is the Lipstick in Shell by Lauren Conrad. I’m glad to get another lip product and get to try it from this brand since I’ve seen them in Ipsy Choice items. This is a neutral color and it is very moisturizing, and the packaging is made out of recyclable materials which I’ve noticed with some makeup brands nowadays. I will definitely carry this with my lip products I use for work since it’s a neutral color.

Formula Z Cosmic Glitz Pallet

First u[p in my choices is the Cosmic Glitz pallet from Formula Z. I think this was in the same group as the setting spray or maybe it was the next item but some of the other products did get my attention, especially this one. This pallet has six shadows including purples, blues, and neutrals.b I will definitely be using this, especially on top of my eye primer!

Belle & Argent 8 Free Dramatic Duo

Next up in my choices is the Dramatic Duo from Belle & Argent. This is a nail polish duo which caught my attention despite getting a holiday set with a lot of polishes from Color Club a month ago. This has a nude polish along with a plum one which caught my ear as well. I will definitely be trying these out when I get a chance.

High Expectations Cannabis Facial Oil Https://highbeauty.com/products/high-expectations-hemp seed-facial-oil

Final item I chose is the Cannabis Facial Oil from High Expectations. I needed another facial oil after accidentally knocking over the one I got during December’s bag. I did start using this right away and glad that it is a night time only item and it does absorb very well. My skin has not reacted badly due to the 32% cannabis oil in this product. I do like the stopper having a button rather than a medicine dropper style you tend to see with most serums and oils. I will update in an emptiness which I may have in a few months.

That completes this bag! I love the mix of makeup, skin care, and nail polish for this bag. I wonder what Glam Bag X holds next month with how November’s was really good. I do have Allure up next since I did get that the same day as Glam Bag Plus. So stay tuned!

Subscription Satelitef: Ipsy Glam Bag January 2022

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the bvast nerd universe. I am back with the first subscription box of the year!

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2022

It’s 2022 and with the new year is another year of Ipsy Glam Bags! This first bag is a good one and glad it’s more makeup except for one item which I will share in this post. This bag is $13 a month where you get products ranging from drugstore to luxury and they are either deluxe or full size. Let’s see what I got!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

First item is from First Aid Beauty.n I love this brand since it’s sensitive skin friendly. This is a whipped moisturizer that helps dry skin, even eczema prone skin to be moisturized with shea butter and white tea extracts and more. I’m glad to start this year with this product since it does get really cold here on the Florida coast and my skin gets really dry around winter time. I will be using this product whenever I get to it since I have so many moisturizers in my arsenal. I’m glad to get moisturizers in my subscriptions since I don’t have to worry about buying some but I do like getting some on sale through Ulta or Ipsy. I can’t wait to use this. I am currently using the one I got in Allure last month.

Even though this says it is a moisturizer but it is body butter according to the Product Review I just now. I just did a search on the Ulta app and it’s used for face and body. I am happy that they had the answer on the jumbo size product page of the jumbo size. I hope this works out since I have enjoyed what I used from First Aid so far.

Lottie London AM to PM Eyeliner in Velvet

Here we go! This is the product that irritated my eyes and it’s from Lottie London and I had to toss. I love eyeliners to add an accent to my eyeshadow look. When I go to work I tend to wear shadow and liner with mascara on top of a lash primer but Thursday was when this happened. I just wore eyeliner with mascara to go with what I was wearing and for the first part of the day while in my office I felt my eyes water and sting. I was rubbing to see if it helps and it didn’t so I had to fast walk to the bathroom to clean my eyes. I did have to put in medicated eye drops when I got home because of it. I did post about it in Makeup Awesomeness and someone commented saying that some people have received old products in some subscriptions. I remembered in some Birchbox videos where people had gotten things with mold on them and I was surprised since this was a new eyeliner, as in no mold from what I can notice if I did see it with my peripherals, not even feeling it on the outside packaging, it was new! So, I decided to try it again while writing this post except I found it did irritate my eyes since I felt my left eye sting all thanks to it. I tossed it. I thought the Beautinique Blush Serum was bad, this felt worse because it really stung my eyes. It felt like I was getting a sty again but without one. I was afraid of Blepharitis again since I got that as I was packing for my move at the end of 2020. I will be giving this a bad review. I’m sorry, I don’t like this product since no other eyeliner has done this from Ulta, Urban Decay, Ariceli, and more.

Love+Craft Beauty GlitterGloss in Cyber

Next up is Love+Craft Beauty. It’s been a while since I got an item from this brand. It’s a lip gloss from them this time. It’s a clear gloss with a little bit of shimmer that is not supposed to be sticky. You can wear this alone or put it on top of other lip items. I do like a good clear gloss if I want to give my lip item an extra bit of oomph! I will be definitely using this on top of my lipsticks and see how it goes.

Complex Culture Holiday Shadow Pallet

Next up is my choice for this month and it’s from Complex Culture and it’s their Holiday Shadow Quad. I find it weird that they had this in choice when it should have been in choice for December, as in being able to choose this in November for the December bag, unless this was a leftover item. It happens and I need to push the product out. I’m glad to choose this though since I can travel with this or just be lazy and pick it up to do a look. THis is a quad that contains berry shades which makes sense for a winter themed pallet but for anyone who wants a nice purple look. I will try this out since I did enjoy this brand’s brushes.

MOTD Tap and Dab MakeUp Sponge

Final item is a makeup sponge from MOTD. I haven’t gotten a makeup sponge for years in Ipsy and I admit back then I was not into sponges but when I started using them they changed my mind over time. I have tried brushes from MOTD and it’s good to have a change from getting brushes by getting a sponge. THis sponge is made from latex-free foam that can be used with powder, liquid, and cream products when dampened by water. I will definitely be using this in my makeup routine!

Well, that’s all I received this month. Even though the eyeliner sucked, the rest of the items were really good choices! I will definitely be using the sponge and moisturizer in my routines since it is a nice change with the sponge. I did just receive my Glam Bag Plus and will do that post next!

Subscription Satelite: Allure Beauty Box July 2021

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from travelling the vast nerd universe! I am back with a return of a beauty box!

Allure Beauty Box July 2021

I cancelled this box because I felt bored with it and that I can get some items from the drugstore as easily. But realized there are times where trying items I haven’t tried before is important to get a better idea of the product without going into it blindly, no pun intended. After cancelling BoxyCharm and just sticking with Ipsy, I kind of missed this box and when they sent an email about a free gift that is worth a lot, I decided why not get back into it? So, it looks like the price has been raised from $15 a month to $23 a month and boxes can be worth over $200 with items that have spotlights in Allure Magazine. I do catch articles that interest me but of course seeing some of the top lists help my purchasing decisions. Let’s see what I got in this first box of being gone for two years.

Siate London Trend Pallet Bronzed: First up is an eye shadow pallet from Gate London. I neveCiate London Trends Bronzed Pallet: First up is a pallet from Ciate London. I have tried products from these guys in the past and enjoyed them so far. This is a nine pan pallet with earth tones and sunset shades mixed with matte and metallics. I will have to see how this goes even with my favorite eye primers. This pallet retails for $24.

Able Skin Care Retexturing & Resurfacing Duo Moisturizer: Next up is a product from Able Skin Care. I think I’ve seen this in some articles but never tried them if I remembered. I’m glad to find this in my box! This is a product that can help sensitive skin, it has Niacinamide and Lactic Acid to help with calming the skin and keeping it soothed throughout the night. The price for this thing is just whoa but I am glad to get a sample at least. I’m sorry I won’t buy skin care for this price which this retails for $132. I understand skin care is supposed to work over time and should be bought the most when it comes to price but there are drugstore brands I do love that are half the price or even more.

Acure Brightening Vitamin C Jelly Mask: Next up is a product from one brand I got in the past in this box and that is Acure. This is a mask that has antioxidants in it such as Vitamin C and does tighten in order to help with moisture. After a bit you do have to wash it off. I don’t miss having a wash off mask but this would be something worth to try. I don’t see a retail price but I have a feeling it may be high.  Wait! Found the price! It retails for $19.99.

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum : Next up is a product from a brand I tend to see advertised on YouTube and seen on Ulta. This is a luxury brand from what I’ve seen and I hear their sunscreen is a bit popular but it looks like I got a serum in this box. I’ve been using a Good Molecules serum and glad to get a serum to try from La Roche-Posay to at least try not buy. This has a combination of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 for moisture. I will have to see how this works with my skin! This retails for $29.99.

Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal Brow and Lip Pencil: Next up is a product from Winky Lux. I was tempted to get their coffee cat pallets but Wet N Wild got my money for that instead. Oh well! This is a universal brow pencil and from the looks of it can be used for the lips as well? I think I will keep this on my brows since they are dark brown and will have to see how this goes since I can purchase this from Ulta. I may have to take this with me to Atlanta. This retails for $16.

Nature Labs Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner: Last two items are a shampoo and conditioner that won a Best of Beauty Award from Allure. These help with frizzy hair and also color treated hair. When I saw this in the magazine and knowing they are two tubes in my box, I am glad they did include these since I have frizzy hair. I have to see how well this goes. These two retail for $15 each!

This was a really good box! I know I was a bit harsh on it at first but I feel that this is worth the $23 since we are trying to take care of our skin and hair. I will have to see how each item goes! I can’t wait to see what comes in my August box since I did come back as another subscriber another item for new people will arrive. Next will be my Glam Bag Plus!

Things I Rarely Miss!

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!

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm September 2020

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

 

BoxyCharm September 2020

 

BoxyCharm arrived this morning and was glad it did. I find it awesome that it is starting to come faster due to FedEx and glad I found my box intact since something didn’t cause them to inspect it either. This box is $25 a month you get products ranging from prestige to luxury and this month I feel that it was focusing more on the eyes. I remembered one of my boxes years ago was like this at the same time as Ipsy and glad that they are doing it again this time. Let’s see what I got!

 

Farmacy Cheer Up Vitamin C Eye Brightening Cream: First is my choice product and it’s from Farmacy. I’ve gotten their cleansing balm in the past and when I saw this, I decided why not try it out. This is made with cherries and it helps with hydrating and bringing radiance to the eye area. It also helps with reducing fine lines and wrinkles. I know I don’t have them, but I do tend to get under eye circles due to waking up so early during the week and this helps before concealer since I use it as an under eye primer. I can’t wait to use this since I do have a few I am already using and been waiting to be used. This item retails for $45.

Blinc Glamor Pallet: Next is something from Blinc Cosmetics! I remembered getting their tubing mascara years ago and glad to try these guys again but with an eye shadow pallet. This pallet ha six shadows and two blushes to have an evening glamor look. I can’t wait to try this out since it will be my first time trying something new by these guys so stay tuned for any updates on this pallet. This retails for $26.

Huda Beauty Matte and Metal Shadow Duo: This was something I hoped to get in this box and that is the Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Liquid Duo. I saw someone get a different variation of the box with this item and glad to get it since I love Huda Beauty. Basically, this is a dual ended shadow that features a matte liquid shadow on one side and a sparkling metallic on the other end and can’t wait to try this out. Not sure on what shades I got but it will be a nice surprise. This retails for $25!

Laura Geller Bold Mascara: Next is another mascara but this time it’s from Laura Geller. I’ve been enjoying this brand so far and glad to see a mascara from them appear in this box. I did hear you could have gotten the liner from Huda Beauty that has a pencil on one side and felt tip on the other but I don’t mind this at all since I have been tired of black eyeliners. This is supposed to give you a stretch to your lashes in order to give a softer feel while lengthening them. I have to see how this goes with my lashes since I do use the Tarte Stage One Primer on them. This retails for $24.

Luna Magic Blend It Girl Four Piece Brush Set: Final item was something I hoped to get as well, and it was this four brush set from Luna Magic. This set includes the essential brushes you need to complete an eye look and I am glad they did. I would so use these when I do my eye makeup. This retails for $18.

 

That ends this post! I think this was the best box they came out for this year! I wished most of the boxes were like this as in focusing on a target area of the face. I can’t wait to try out the products in this box, especially the brush set since that will come in handy every time I put on my makeup. This Tuesday is my choice day and will have to see what BoxyCharm has in store for that. Next post will be an empties and Project Pan update! Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus September 2020

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

 

Glam Bag Plus September 2020

 

My Glam Bag Plus arrived today and was surprised it was early again. I hope this keeps going because I do enjoy getting it early. This bag is $25 a month and you get to choose three out of you of your items and Ipsy picks the other two based on your profile. You also get a drawstring bag this time instead of a small bag. Let’s see what I got this month!

 

Star Skin Close-Up Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Mask and Glow Star Foaming Peeling Puff Set: First up is a skin care item and it’s from Star Skin. Never heard of this brand so this is new to me. This is a set of hydrating skin care items that is loved by pros and editors. The Close-Up Mask features glacier water and tripeptides to help the skin hydrate and restore the elasticity in the skin. While the puff, on the other hand, Peeling Puff is soaked in hydroxy acids to help get rid of dead skin cells. Perfect! I can’t wait to use these because I love sheet masks and did enjoy my unicorn one, I got in my No Make No life box yesterday and this will be nice to try this out. While the puff would help with getting some dead skin off and my skin does get dry due to some skin not wanting to cooperate. I will have to use this puff and report back next month!

Trestique Color+Contour Stick in Brazilian Bronze: Next is a product from Trestique. I think I got a mini version of this but glad to get the full-size version of this. This is a pretty smooth product because I have enjoyed this brand due to how you don’t have to fuss with compacts. I do like to blend this with a brush though after blending it. Anyone new to this brand is that this brand does makeup sticks rather than the usual pallets and compacts for their shadows, blushes, lip products and so on. It’s cool that this has a stick on one end and an angled brush on the other. This is a very buildable bronzer where you can build up to your desired color and then blend it with the brush. The product stays put in the makeup bag because of it being a stick. I am glad to get a full-size version of this product and can’t wait to use it!

Yensa Silk Bronzing Base & Brush: Next is an item from Yensa. I have enjoyed the lip oil so far and when I saw this, I had to try it even if it’s another bronzer in my bag! This bronzer has a sun-kissed glow even if you hadn’t made it to the beach. This gives a blendable and silky formula to give that glow. It is also made with super foods, so it won’t harm the skin. I normally don’t use cream products, but this is one exception alongside the Trestique stick above this entry, but I wanted to try it. Also, this brand was created by Jennifer Yen which excites me even more since I do love Purlisse. I can’t wait to try this out and see how it goes.

Item Beauty Lash Snack in Midnight Mood: Next is a mascara and it’s one of my other choices alongside the Yensa bronzer. This one was an interesting one because it is not only a mascara but it’s also a serum since it uses castor seed oil, glycerin, and coconut oil. Plus, it helps give the lashes more volume with the micro wand. I think people who have been using false lashes for a long time should use something like this since it would help with lash growth and with all that glue it does cause the lash follicles to become brittle over time. I have to see how it works on my lashes.

Feel Vitamin E Balm: Final item is from Feel and it’s their Vitamin E Balm. This is a multi-purpose product where you can use it on your lips or anywhere you have a rough spot. Not only this contains Vitamin E, but it also has castor seed oil and sunflower wax. I just put it on my lips, and it feels good but need to keep using it to see any other result since my lips have been really dry lately. Also have been having a bit of a scab lining my upper lip so hoping it can help with that. We will see how well it works and will come back next month!

 

That is, its guys for this month’s bag. It wasn’t too bad since I did get to pick a Yensa item alongside a lash serum and mascara hybrid. I will see how the Star Skin items will work for me since I do enjoy sheet masks and will see how the puff is like. Now to wait for my BoxyCharm and Ipsy!

Subscription Satelite: No Make No Life 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!

 

No Make No Life October 2020

 

My No Make No Life box arrived today and happy it did. I have gone through a few rough patches before my first semester of school started and glad to get one of my subscriptions. This is a $45 box where you pay $35 plus $10 for shipping and you get eight to nine beauty products from Japan and Korea ranging from skin care to makeup to lifestyle. This month is their Halloween box since this does act like a magazine subscription where you get next month’s stuff this month. I am so excited so let’s see what I got this month!

 

Lovisia Heart Stick Blusher: First up is a blush by the brand Lovisia. I love getting brands I never heard of and this one is new to me. This blush leaves a heart mark when you apply it and it is creamy and becomes a powder when it’s set. You can leave it as a heart for Halloween if you want or maybe Valentine’s Day which this would be a perfect for that too. You could either get Milky Orange, Pure Pink, or Coral Pink. Found it and it has a really cute package which makes me wonder why does Japan have cute packaging? I don’t know what color it is until I try this out on my face. I am glad to try it out though!

Melty Oil Tint: Next is a lip tint which has an oily base to help keep lips from drying out and don’t even need a base. That sounds like up my alley since with conventions it’s hard to re-apply my lip items time to time and my lips do get dry during that time. I wished I had this during Omni Fandom Expo or if we went to it Phantasm which is done by the same people, but conventions won’t happen until next year. I know it takes me a long time to go through lip items so let’s see what happens with this! I did try finding this on Yes Style and not sure if I found it actually since the top said Momo Kiss which I am figuring it’s a natural peach tint. Will give it a whirl!

Petit Donut Lip & Cheek: Next is a lip and cheek product from Petit and I remembered getting their lip gloss last month and that ran out pretty quickly too. This item is in a donut packaging! It is so cute! In this you would find a sweet-scented lip and cheek cream in either Strawberry Cream, Milky Pink Cream, which is an actual thing in Asia, Pistachio Cream, Blue Mint Cream, Raspberry Cream, or Chocolate Cream. I think mine came in Raspberry Cream which is hard to tell with the smell but glad to get something like this.

Unicorn Point Pack: This sounds interesting since this is a skin care item from what I’m seeing. These are patches you can use on your face, elbows and knees and they are packed with lavender and Hyaluronic Acid to help with dry skin. I have used the Midflower face masks with the acid and enjoy them but when seeing these I may have to use these on my knees because they have been drying for forever

! I will give you my thoughts in October!

Momoko’s Halloween Hair Wax: Next up is a color hair wax. You can get a myriad of colors in this and you are able to use it on dry hair and keep it dry, also can make it pop even on dark hair with hair spray. Unfortunately, it is not waterproof which you have to wash this out really well. So, hoping it doesn’t rain if I use this on my hair around friends. Wait a second, I got this confused for the lip tint! Crap!

Halloween Lulette Art Crayon or Face Makeup Pallet: Next up is Halloween makeup from Japan and you could either have gotten a small makeup pallet or a face crayon set. I got the face crayon set! The face pallet contains 12 colors that includes reds and silvers to come up with a creepy look while the crayons come with some colors which I can’t see at the moment. If nothing takes place this year, I may use this for my face. I remember how people were worried about toxic face paints during Halloween so seeing if this is non-toxic.

Happy Halloween Bath Powder: Next is a bath powder and it is Halloween themed. This powder turns the water orange and also gives off a sweet smell. I do love bath products and glad to try out a Japanese one since all I really know is Lush bath items. This will be fun to use!

Unicorn or Mermaid Sheet Mask: Final item is a sheet mask which you could get either a mermaid one or a unicorn one. I got the unicorn mask! Yay! It feels really cool because it does describe that it was made with glacier water. I will definitely be trying this out tonight since now I added Wednesdays to my sheet mask routine since I do get some stress during the week and since I started college again to get my Master’s this time around I know that midweek mask will help me out! Plus trying to use some of my masks since I have so many and knowing packing them all up for the move will be even more hectic, yeah, we’re moving.

 

This box was really good this month! I do have to say is that I don’t get why people have been disappointed with this box since I’ve watched videos from people getting this and what they’ve received is not that bad from what they make it out to be. I mean so many people say the same thing about Ipsy, BoxyCharm, and so much more. I did find Allure Beauty Box boring, but others may find it amazing. Yes, this box is a little pricier than my other three, but I feel like I am getting a pretty good value for what I get for the $35 plus shipping. Glad to get another box and can’t wait to see what the next one will bring!