The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus March 2020

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I got one more subscription box!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus March 2020!

This box was disappointing and I will get into it once I start writing about each item! This box is the next one up from the regular Glam Bag and its $25 a month and you get full-size items from many high end and luxury brands and even independent ones while you’re at it! Let’s see what I got and what I need to say!

The Balm Cosmetics Auto Balm Shadow Pallet in Pic Perf: Let me say this in why my box was disappointing. This month with it being the hundredth bag for the regular bag I did get six items but half of them were the wrong item and this was one of them since it was my choice item. As you know I get to choose one of my products every month and I chose this eye shadow pallet. It has seven shades including a black eye primer to darken the shadows to make them smoky. I did not get this because they sent me the other Auto Balm pallet which was a blush pallet called Cheeks to Go. I knew something was up because I looked at the description for the shadow pallet. I was mad even with how Seeing A. I. told me each item that was wrong. I am waiting for the replacement for this shadow pallet so I can try it. This shadow pallet retails for $26.50!
Phase Zero Makeup Liquid Lipstick in Under Cover: Next up is one of my products I did get and it’s from Phase Zero. I got these guys in a bundle and of course as Add-Ons and glad to get one of their liquid lipsticks in this box. This is a mauve rose color that claims to stay in place once it dries down and doesn’t smear all over even while drinking. I am putting it to the test with today with friends visiting and it was pretty smooth to apply and very lightweight which I was surprised. Let’s see how it goes and I will let you know in my Review Roundup! This retails for $16!
Glam Glow Tropical Exfoliating Daily Cleanser: Next up is another item from Glam Glow and don’t worry me did get this in my box too! This is a 2-in-1 cleanser made with tropical fruit particles like pomegranate seeds, tropical fruit enzymes, and fruit extracts. Also purple clay is used to help with deep cleaning the pores too. This is also paraben and silicon free. I do need another exfoliating cleanser since my Murad one is my only other one left that I got in my big haul box from Ipsy during November and can’t wait to see what this does with my face since I do use it twice a week. This retails for $34.
The Coffee Scrub Coconut Scrub in Coconut: Next is an item they screwed up on and that is the Coconut Body Scrub from Coffee Scrub! I started getting into body scrubs all thanks to this one since it is supposed to help with getting the moisture in your skin by scrubbing off the dead skin and even dry patches which I got the new HEMPZ Sandalwood & Herb Scrub from Ulta. Guess what they gave instead? The HEMPZ Body Moisturizer in Pineapple! I know this sucks which one thing that annoys me about the body moisturizers from HEMPZ is that they are really thick, I had a hard time pumping the sensitive skin one when I first got it which I think they should be in large tubes like the scrubs in my opinion or in tubs. Anyways, I am waiting on my replacement since I heard the packaging is supposed to be an envelope and that is what I didn’t get. I also heard this scrub is famous for clogging the drain which we have one of those drain sifters to catch hair and other things so I will see if it will catch the scrub which the HEMPZ one dissolves pretty well. This retails for $21!
Complex Culture Precision Concealer Brush: Next is another brush from Complex Culture and glad they sent this to me too. It is a precision concealer brush and I find this interesting because it looks like a triangular paint brush! Not kidding! You can create stamps with this but you can use it under your eyes, the side of your nose and the corners of your face! I will be using this to blend my concealer or just use powder on my under eyes since I tend to do that before my entire face with a big powder brush and do like the feel of these bristles! This brush retails for $26.
Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner: Final item that is also screwed up in shipping out my box is the Seraphine Luna Liner in black. What did they send me instead? The Hey Honey Concealer for Under Eyes in Light Medium! I love Hey Honey since I did enjoy the moisturizer from my Glam Bag but this was a big oops on Ipsy’s part because they know I was supposed to get another black liner with claims of being smudge proof. They said it’s a liquid but I have to see how the packaging is like since I tend not to use liquid liners due to how bad they run back in my ye olden days of makeup. I do use the precision liner brushes to put liquid liner on which I did with the Wet N Wild Midnight Mermaid liners as an example. I will use the concealer though since I want to try more Hey Honey items. This liner does retail for $18.

When it comes to add-ons, I did pick up another Violet Voss Fun Size Pallet and it’s the Crème Broulle one and it is due to how I like the other two I picked up this way and glad to see another one available. I did get the Illumasqua Hydro Veil Primer because I also enjoyed it and how moisturizing it felt. And the final one is the Maulle Beauty Essential Brush Set as well since it’s something I do enjoy which is brush sets. This is a five brush set. Glad that they sent these as well. My overall review though after this box I felt that I can’t believe after having it for almost a year that this happened which half of the items were wrong. Hoping with next month going forward this doesn’t happen again. I am not the only one who had this done to them because I saw someone on YouTube having their BoxyCharm items switched out for other things too which I don’t get how that happens. Ipsy, if you’re reading this, pay attention to people’s profiles with the items they get each month. I think it was someone who packed mine and got everything mixed and thought I was getting these three items instead of the ones I am supposed to get. Again hoping April is better.

That is it guys for this post! Next up will be my review on RWBY Volume 7! Stay tuned!
The Balm AutoBalm Pic Perf Pallet
Phase Zero Matte Liquid Lipstick
Glam Glow Tropical Cleanse
The Official Coffee Scrub Website
Complex Culture Precision Concealer Brush
Seraphine Botannicles Luna Liner

THe Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm March 2020!

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

BoxyCharm March 2020!

Now it’s time for my BoxyCharm for this month! This box is $25 a month and you get from prestige all the way to luxury products ranging from ones you find in the store to independent brands. You also get to choose a product every month for this box! Let’s see what I got this month!

Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes: First up is a product from Murad and it’s my choice item! This is the Murad Ultimate Moisture for Eyes which is an eye cream that helps with fine lines and wrinkles and has a blend of hyrolonic acid and algae extracts to moisturize the eye area and great for sensitive skin. When I saw this as a choice item I had to try it since the other item happened to be a curling wand and sorry my hair is already curly so don’t need that. I have had pretty good experiences with Murad since they are well known for being good for sensitive skin and I believe it. I am still using the AHA and BHA scrub in my shower and have used up the Essential C Moisturizer and now get to try this out. This retails for $70!
Hank & Henry Living In Color Pallet: This month there were three shadow pallets and they were the Tarte Tartist ReMix Pallet, the BoxyCharm Hello Charmer Pallet, and this one the Hank & Henry Living In Color Pallet. I’ve heard of this brand and I got the eyeliner in my box a few months back but didn’t like it due to how the chisel tip was not working out for me but glad to get this pallet! This is a nine pan pallet that is inspired by both the 90s and 2000s and it can be worn on their own. I have to see what shades are in this pallet to see if I want to do certain looks with it. This retails for $27.
Pharmacy Very Cherry Cleansing Balm: Next is a product from Pharmacy and it’s their Very Cherry Cleansing Balm. I have used the Green Clean and got that as add-ons with my Ipsy and this time I got this version which is the cherry one in this subscription. Like the Green Clean it takes and melts makeup off leaving skin silky smooth and moisturized. When I tried the Green Clean my second time I noticed how my eyes stung a little bit which I am hoping this doesn’t happen with this one so I have to see how it goes! Glad to get another makeup cleansing item so I won’t have to stock up so soon! This item retails for $34!
Vintage by. Jessica Libersteind in Pink Sequin: Next is a lip gloss from a brand I’ve never heard of and it’s Vintage by Jessica Libersteind and the lip gloss is in Pink Sequin. This gloss is a sheer and glittery formula that you can wear alone or on top of other lip products. I prefer using a sheer lip gloss over other colors to give it a pop since my lips are a bit on the natural side and have to see how well it pairs with lipstick or liquid lipstick. This item retails for $25.
Project Beauty Haircut Almond Honey Intense Hair Yogurt Hair Mask: Final item is a hair mask from Project Beauty! I haven’t gotten a hair mask in so long since I’ve stopped using them especially when at certain times of the year I tend to get dandruff scabs even when the spring starts and have to start using the dandruff shampoo again. Which I have to do that right now and so far it’s doing okay. Anyways, this is another brand I’ve never heard of and this makes is made with yogurt protein, probiotics, kinwa, botanical and shea butters to help repair the hair. I will definitely use this since I do sometimes feel a little bit of dryness and can help strengthen my hair a bit. This retails for $10 which is not too bad!

Well guys that is it for this box! This was a pretty good box and glad I didn’t get anything from KVD Vegan Beauty. I know she is no longer with her brand but it still has her initials and you know my stance towards her lip products which are too drying for my liking. I’m glad to try out a new hair mask, a new lip gloss, the cherry version of Pharmacy’s cleansing balm, and of course something new from Murad which I do have some eye creams I am going through right now. I’m also glad to try another thing from Hank & Henry too since the eyeliner was not my favorite so I will definitely give them a chance with this pallet. I did select my choice for April and can’t wait to see what they give me for that since it’s an eye shadow pallet from Zoava and never tried them before. I hope BoxyCharm also gives me the card next month since I contacted them about that and no answer. I may have to bug them on Instagram or Facebook. Next will be GB Plus which I’m mad about and had to contact Ipsy about it too, just stay tuned guys!

Also, in case anyone has been following Nerdy SHique Transmissions, I haven’t done an episode last week due to what had happened to Omni Fandom Expo so I will be doing another and will give my thoughts on Corona Virus myself since now we are going into lock down too at work. Stay tuned for that episode.
Murad Hydrodynamic Moisture for Eyes

Pharmacy Beauty Very Cherry Cleansing Balm

Pink Sequin Gloss from Vintage

Project Beauty Hairgurt Hair Mask

Hank & Henry Living In Color Pallet

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag March 2020

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Business is going as usual so let’s get started!

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2020!

It’s that time again and its subscription time! I just got all three of my subscriptions this weekend and starting off with the Glam Bag! This bag is $12 a month and this month is the hundredth bag that Ipsy has sent to people and we get six items this month in this bag. Let’s see what I got this month!

Hanalei Company Kukui Lip Balm in Island Mint: First up is a lip balm from a brand I have seen on Ipsy for a while and that is Hanalei. This brand uses ingredients from Hawaii and this lip balm contains kukui oil and coconut oil and of course has mint. I have tried this lip balm once already and the thing is mint is very drying for the lips apparently and even Jen Luv’s Reviews talked about lip balms last winter and mentioned mint being a drying ingredient. I was a bit worried because before getting this item in my mail box with my bag I did have a Peppermint lip balm from Suzanne Somers that my fiancé’s mom gave me and that was so drying even putting it on was hard since it was so dry in the pan and even drying on my lips. I did not find this item too bad but I have to keep wearing it and will tell you guys in my Subscription Round Up next month!
Girlactic Ink Liner in Black: Next is a pen eyeliner from Girlactic this time and now I am getting tired of getting black eyeliner. I do like getting these pen liners in my bag don’t get me wrong but I want to try other colors too so I went into my quiz on the day I got my spoilers and changed the Black option for liners to “Sometimes” and hoping it would work for next month. This like with others do have a matte finish when this brand is known for glittery products. I will see how this goes!
Hey Honey: Relax Propalus and Honey Smoothing Moisturizer: Next is another product from Hey Honey and this time it’s a moisturizer. I did get their eye cream with propalus extract in December I think and this time I got a moisturizer with this ingredient. I am using it in my daily makeup routine since I do moisturize before I put on makeup and well I was going to take this with me to Omni since it is a nice travel size and fits nicely in my new makeup case for travel but due to what happened with postponing the convention why not try it out since I have to give a review for points and help with matching items in next month’s bag. So far I did like how well it went on since of course honey is mainly sticky but it wasn’t that sticky and of course you have propalus. I bet you’re wondering what this ingredient is. It’s basically made from bee saliva to help build the hives and Cleopatra did use this when she was queen to keep her skin glowing when this ingredient is used to help with soothing skin alongside honey to help with acne and other irritation with the skin. Also, this moisturizer does have aloe for added moisture. I will have to update you guys with how this moisturizer goes since my skin lately has been having small break outs but not as bad as before so let’s see how it goes!
Complex Culture All Over Shadow Brush: Next is an eye shadow brush and my choice item from Complex Culture. I had a hard time choosing a product from the list and decided on this due to how much I love brushes! This is a densely packed brush that fits any eye shape and size which I can feel it does have the right size to be used. It also can be used to put shadow all over the lid, putting it in the crease even highlight inner corners. I have to try this brush out since I do put on makeup before work and see how well it applies.
Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Mother Nature #05: Next is my first product from Naked Cosmetics in my Glam Bag! I was eyeing this brand for a while and remembered getting add-ons from this brand. I did try the shadow I got once and it is much pigmented and normally they are known for doing loose shadows but this one is a pressed one. This is a champagne shade that can be worn day to night and even for work. This can be put on with a finger but I prefer a brush since my fingers can be too big for the eye area. This brand is known for all natural ingredients and no harsh ones like talc. I guess I have to keep using this brand and see how this shadow goes!
Sugar Cosmetics Uptown Curl Curling and Lengthening Mascara: Final item is a mascara from Sugar Cosmetics! I love this brand since I did get their eyeliner and just finished it not too long ago. This. This has a creamy and ultra-fiber formula and the brush is supposed to be able to reach the hard to reach lashes to make them fluttery, long and thick. I have to try this mascara out and then let you know in April!

Well guys that is it for this Glam Bag! So far so good it’s been a great month for this bag since Ipsy is celebrating its hundredth bag. I didn’t know about Ipsy until Eleventh Gorgeous talked about them and I wanted to join so badly and did and used my dad’s bank account to get this subscription service but now after getting back into since I missed it so much I decided to get back into it and used my own funds to do so and glad I have a job to get this again. I have tried so many products and brands through it and what I like about it is that they give new brands that haven’t been tried before and even independent brands we can find online. I remembered that every month so many people complained about their profile not being matched with what they marked and that the colors didn’t suit them. I did get some misses but I did swap with someone I knew on Facebook and enjoyed my stuff even more since they have gotten better when I re-subscribed. I can’t wait what April brings since so far they’ve been hitting out of the park. I am waiting on news from Ipsy now since well I got my GB Plus and I got wrong items in it so may have to wait until they replace my items with my correct items. So next will be BoxyCharm! Until next time!
Hanalei Kukui Lip Balm in Island Mint

Girlactic Precise Marker Liner

Hey Honey Relax Propalus and Honey Soothing Cream

https://complexculturebeauty.com/collections/shop-all/products/all-over-shadow

Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Mother Nature #05

https://www.amazon.com/SUGAR-Cosmetics-Uptown-Lengthening-Mascara/dp/B07PDH5Z2Z

The Subscription Satelite: January & February 2020 Review Round Up!

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

January & February Subscription Round Up!

I know I was going to do my review on a book but have been running a little behind with posts so bear with me! I decided to do this first since this is the end of the month after all! I did say I was going to start doing this with telling you guys what are my thoughts on each box for every two months!

BoxyCharm: First starting off with BoxyCharm and I have to say that the first month of the year it came off strong with the makeup items. I was able to create a full face with the Ace pallet, the Wonder Beauty Blush and Bronzer Duo, and the Too Faced Highlighter, and the Mana Kadar lip gloss, even though that ran out pretty quickly since it felt like there was not enough product in the tube. I felt it dried a bit too much and that I felt it was not that great and threw it out. The sleeping mask from Advent was okay, I felt like I didn’t get too much moisture and it kind of stung while I put it on. I am not sure if it’s due to the amount of skin care I use or my skin is not ready for a product like it but it did make my skin sting a lot while putting it on every night and was okay for the rest of the night. I think skin care that costs over a hundred dollars is not as cracked up to be when people keep on saying the most money you should be spending is on skin care alone. I’m sorry but I spend drugstore prices and $25 for one moisturizer and I’m good all around! Plus, all the sheet mask packs I get from Ipsy are around $15 so I don’t have to spend so much. I did enjoy the other three items though, people did like the look I create with the Vintage Dawn pallet from Ace since I was doing a pretty neutral look with it alongside the Trip for Two Duo from Wonder and the Too Faced Highlighter. I hope that they keep doing the same idea for more boxes like this because it works!
February, on the other hand, I got more skin care products than makeup which I’m not too mad but the only thing that sucked were the hemp wipes I got in the box. Those did not clean off my makeup like they were supposed to since I notice my mascara, even my Lash Princess Waterproof, stay behind and yes I do go in with the First Aid Beauty Pads but I needed more cleansing when it came to my makeup afterwards. The brand Evio should make these better as in make them moister or make the hemp stronger to make them able to clean off makeup. So, I have used them to wipe my brushes while using them. The First Aid Facial Pads are pretty good in case if you’re wondering. I do use them after cleaning my makeup off and then shower. I may have to start buying these! I did start using the Ciate London powder since I finished up another and man it smells good and it does set the face really well! I feel great after blending my powder and it does stay well all day even after spraying it with the setting spray. I haven’t used the Becca foundation yet but will eventually! I do have to talk about the Alomar brushes because I have found that people on what’s up in Makeup group had issues using these actually. According to some people they aren’t able to blend their makeup very well but I’ve been having really good luck with mine. I’m not sure if it’s due to products other people have been using or it’s what they’re using them for but I had no issue controlling my makeup application. I guess I have to keep on using these!

Next up is Ipsy since it would be easier to talk about the base bag. I didn’t use the nail polish I got in January’s bag yet because I didn’t have any time to do my nails. January and February have been busy months for me so it was hard to find a night to do my nails. I did use the other items though! I used up the Hempz Moisturizer but what I found off about it is that it’s so thick it’s hard to squeeze out even towards the end of the bottle. I have the Sensitive Skin one since Ulta does sell their products and still had the dry patches and wanted to try that formula it was hard to pump out at first since it came with a pump. I don’t think I will re-purchase because they make it so thick that it’s hard to get out of any container they put it in even with a pump so not spending my money again on their stuff even if it’s travel size. I did enjoy the Nomad shadow and the Ofra highlighter and of course I do use the Finding Ferdinand lipstick sample since it’s always in my makeup bag whenever I wear it at work and need to touch up.
February had it strong though with the Colored Rain lipstick! This is a great lipstick and now see why people liked this one because all I have to do is dab it on and go on with my day! I just put a little sometimes and just go with it because it just goes on smoothly. I did find it annoying is that it was seen as a Chinese dupe. If you’re not in the know but recently Not So Evil Stepmother talked about how BoxyCharm had a Chinese dupe of the Fairy Tale Cosmetics pallet in their December box and it had “Made in the PRC” which means the People’s Republic of China. She went on to say that these items were made in BoxyCharm’s labs in China to make the surplus of product they need but wrong! Sometimes a brand has their products made in China to meet demand even if made in the U. S. She mentioned how this lipstick was one of those and she mentioned how these products did not perform as their original counterparts. This product stayed on my lips and did have to apply again after eating something but that’s normal with any lipstick out there. I will buy another tube of this product and see what happens when I do since these aren’t really expensive. I haven’t used the hand cream though since I’ve still have some tubes of it being used, I have used the powder brush though and enjoying it. While the shadow, I felt it was a little dry but it did go on well pretty well since I did use it in my inner corners. While the face primer from IT Cosmetics, it was nice but I feel that it needed to be a bigger product because it was so tiny that I was done in two uses! I had more uses with the Tarte Shape Tape Primer when I had that sample though. I think I gave it a lower score than usual.

Glam Bag Plus: Now finally Glam Bag Plus! January’s bag was really good since I’ve enjoyed using every single product! I was surprised with the sheet masks from Duft & Doft because I thought I got two but they were two packs of three in each so I got six! Man Ipsy you spoiled me with these! I did use two so far and they have been working out with my face and not too harsh of an ingredient mix either. I have also been enjoying the Brow Kit from Billion Dollar Brows and no it’s not as bad as the Brow Bar Pallet I got in my December BoxyCharm. My brows feel like my brows with this one. It’s an easy to use kit and the brush is even really soft once I get the gel in to set everything. I did notice more items to choose from from this in March’s box but I didn’t select the pomades because I want to see if they give me one anyways. Let’s see how that goes. The eyeliner from Sugar was really good as well. I’ve been using it for work and I’ve had an easy time applying the liner when I use it. And the Huda pallet in Ruby is pigmented as the others I’ve used from her shadow pallets. I hope they keep giving these out since they are a great product and it’s a great brand!
Like with January, I did get more sheet masks in my February GB Plus. This time it’s from Avette and I felt like it did sting a little when I wore one of the masks since I got four of them. I notice some of my masks do sting a little because they’re working into my skin as the timer is running but I do leave these on a bit longer than expected since my skin’s so dry and needs that extra hydration. I do use sheet masks twice a week where I do it on Tuesday and at the end of the week to heal my skin after a long work week. I will have to keep using these and hoping to get more masks in this bag or my regular one. I did put the Inkliner from Il Makiage in my rotation to see how well it works on my eyes while I got to use my Sweater Weather pallet yesterday and those were really good shadows. The Laruce brushes have been working out pretty well with what I’ve been using them with. And with the Murad moisturizer I have to say it’s been working out for me very well. How so? Well, after my GB Plus post I decided to try it out without makeup and then with it on top to see how my skin reacts. Without makeup it didn’t get irritated at all which was a good sign. It didn’t get irritated either when I put makeup on and set it with my setting spray and even went outside to get the sun which worked out really well. So far so good my skin is liking this product but the price point is not making me want to buy it but I will try others if they’re meant for my skin type. And oh right, forgot about the Jules Smith lip glosses from January! So far I have finished one and enjoyed it but wishing there was more product in the tube since I’ve been liking it.

Well guys that is my round up on the boxes for January and February! So far so good the first two months for all three have been going great. I feel like with Ipsy in the choices for March though were kind of lacking so had to choose something that I would like. I will see what they picked for the rest of my bag since GB Plus was a quick one for me. I am looking at the BoxyCharm website for now on because since I don’t get the emails but I do watch it like a hawk so I won’t miss choosing something. I did get something since one item was a curling iron but I only go for flat irons since my hair is already curly. If I have to give it to one box for these two months I would say GB Plus because I felt their products were really good with what they’ve given me and I was almost skeptical with the Murad Moisturizer but it did work out in the end. I will have to see what March and April bring for these three! I will have the book review next! Sorry for being behind but things did happen over time. Until next time!

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag February 2020!

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

Ipsy Glam Bag February 2020!

So, this bag came the day after my previous two boxes did and like with GB Plus, you get five deluxe and sometimes full size products in this bag and it’s also from prestige to luxury and sometimes indie and drugstore for $12 a month!

Colored Rain Liquid Lipstick in 24/7: First up is a product from Colored Rain Cosmetics and it’s their liquid lipstick in 24/7. I remembered how Nikkie Tutorials said that these lipsticks are amazing and agree with her! These lipsticks hardly budge and they stay on for a long time. This is a rosy nude color which is perfect shade for work and I don’t have to worry about re-applying since I do teach and it would stay on even when I have water. I’m glad to try this formula since I wanted to after seeing them at Riley Rose when they existed a little while back. Oh well! Hope to get more of these in future bags!
IT Cosmetics: Primer + Oil: I am going to stop at this since it has a long name. Why do brands give items really long names I don’t know! Anyways, this is the first item I finished in my bag because this tube was TINY! I am not kidding. I thought this was the hand cream which I will talk about later but had Seeing A. I. tell me with the Short Text Channel that this tiny tube was the primer. I wish it was bigger because the bag was the same size as the GB Plus Bag and would be perfect to get a primer the same size as the hand cream. I did use it and found it pretty tacky not going to lie and had to wet my sponge to blend my foundation. I found it did keep my makeup on but didn’t feel anything else special with this one. Not my favorite item to try but it did help in keeping my makeup on.
The Beauty Crop Fine apple Powder Brush: Next up is a powder brush by Beauty Crop! I’m glad to get a powder brush from these guys since there are times I need a quick powder brush in front of me without leaving my vanity. It’s really nice and soft and decently sized for what they’ve sent me. Nice change from all the eye brushes I’ve received.
Petal to the Metal in Shift to Overdrive, Turbo: Next is my choice item in this bag and that’s The Balm’s Petal to the Metal shadow in Shift to Overdrive, Turbo. It’s a cream shadow in a rose gold with silver sparkle and you know I love rose gold and when I saw this as a choice I snatched it! When I got it it looked different from what I imagined. When I think cream shadow I think to a small screw topped container but nope! This came in the signature Balm sampler packaging as in those tiny books! It’s decently size but I feel it is a bit dry. I wished they put it in a container because cream products even shadows do dry up. I’m sorry if I sound negative but that’s my only issue with this. I will try and use it as usual.
Merci Handy Hand Cream in Hello Sunshine: Final item is a new brand I never heard of called Merci Handy and glad to try these guys and it’s a hand cream which is a bonus. My hands do get dry even due to the hand soap at work so this will be great to use. This hand cream has almond oil and it contains little emollient beads to help with the extra moisture which I can’t wait to try this out. Apparently it also has a citrus smell. I will have to see how it goes!

I found this bag kind of okay because of the primer being okay and the Balm cream shadow being in a different packaging than I hoped. I hope I can use it on my eyes at some point in time. I wasn’t totally disappointed because I did get two add-ons which happened to be the Violet Voss Berry Burst pallet which is the Fun Size ones which made me happy. And of course I got another Pharmacy Green Clean because I loved it and hasn’t broken me out either. Helps with the makeup cleaning a lot! I did enjoy the lipstick though and excited about the hand cream and brush. I think the items in GB Plus had a bit more oomph and hoping March to be better since next month they’re celebrating their hundredth bag which can’t wait to see what’s in store for that one! What’s next for Nerdy Shique Universe? Another RangerStop Panel! Stay tuned for that. Also announcement! I will be reviewing Traverser’s new album on Nerdy Shique Transmissions instead because I feel better if I do that live rather than just writing about it so stay tuned for that! So keep an eye out on all major platforms where you get podcasts! Until then guys, stay beautiful while traveling the vast universe!
Colored Rain Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in 24/7IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better PrimerThe Beauty Crop FineApple Powder BrushThe Balm Petal to the Metal Shadow PalletMerci Handy Hand Cream

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus February 2020!

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

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus February 2020!

I got my GB Plus the same day as my BoxyCharm and figured to do this one next and save the Glam Bag for last since that came in the next day. This is the second tier in Ipsy where it costs $25 a month and you get more full size items from more high end and luxury brands in beauty and skin care. You also can get some brush sets and tools in this one too. I prefer this one out of the higher tiers because I am able to use items that keep my makeup collection in check on both sides and can try something new whether it’s from a brand I heard of or not. Let’s see what I got!

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Damn that was a long name! Come on brands make it simple with your product names. I don’t get why they have to be this long. Anyways! I have tried out Murad with their AHA BHA Expholiator and loved it and on my second tube that I got through the major holiday box I bought back in last November of so many items including that and with this I am kind of worried. You will see why. This item is a day moisturizer but is also a moisturizer with SPF in it it’s light and perfect for all skin types. I am afraid of the SPF in this product because I tend to break out from anything containing this ingredient. Yes, I know I live in Florida but my skin is sensitive. My very first item I ever tried with this ingredient was when I got my very first Ipsy Glam Bag and it had a Paula’s Choice product with SPF and my skin couldn’t take it and I broke out, even broke out when I got a IT Cosmetics CC Cream and used it in Miami and my skin broke out because of the SPF in that one too. I know skin care has come a long way and Murad is known for being friendly to people with sensitive skin so I will take a try at this once I get through my other moisturizers since I’m almost done with one of them due to accidentally dropping it and got it all over my smock and have one other. So, will have to see how this goes but will mark I don’t like items with SPF in it. This item does retail for $65!
Laruce Essentials Brush Set: Next is my choice item and that is from Laruce and it’s their Essentials Brush Set. I chose this because I kind of felt like I was going to get one of the other products in this month’s box and I do love brushes. This is a five brush set that are made with synthetic bristles and are vegan and cruelty free. This set comes with a contour brush, a blush brush, and three eye brushes which is pretty good and the handles are different from the ones I am used to. This set retails for $154.
Dominique Cosmetics Sweater Weather Pallet: Next is Dominique Cosmetics and it’s the Sweater Weather Pallet! I had a feeling I was going to get this pallet and glad I didn’t choose it. This pallet has six neutral shadows which have pinks, purples, and I think browns which is perfect since I do love to work with these kinds of shades when it comes to some neutral looks. I find it funny in the description how they said that neutrals aren’t just for fall when I do them all year round and everyone else on YouTube also does neutral looks every part of the year. I can’t wait to use this one and this pallet retails for $29.99.
Il Makiage Inkliner in Black: Another eyeliner came and this is also in my work makeup kit! This is a felt tip liner that is smudge proof and lasts up to fourteen hours. I tend to clean my makeup off after I get home from work but knowing my Pharmacy Green Clean can get this off with no problem. I can’t wait to try this though. This does retail for $21.
Avette Daily Squeeze Mask Duo in Grape & Litchi: Final items are sheet masks which made me happy again this month! As you know I love sheet masks and after last month getting six, this month I got four in both Grape and Litchi! These masks are packed with citrus and coconut water which help nourish and hydrate skin after a long night. I did use one of these after coming home from work when I just got my box and well it did kind of sting but it did calm down as I wore it so I think it’s due to being so new and I have to use these even further to see how I like it. I’m so glad to get these in my GB Plus and will be looking forward to any others coming in my box or choose a few! I can’t find a retail price, hold on! Found them online at their official website and they are $4.00 for two! Nice!

Well guys that is it for this post! I will update on the Murad situation once I get to this product since knowing living in a coastal town I do need SPF but at the same time my skin can go haywire so I will have to see how that goes. I am glad I chose the brushes and I did put my eyeliner with my other pen liners I’ve gotten. I wish I got other colors because I did choose the other ones on my quiz. I will use the masks as always and will see how the shadow pallet goes since I did get the Celestial Thunder Pallet in BoxyCharm but haven’t used it yet. I will see how both go! What’s next? My Glam Bag of course!
Avette Daily Squeeze Sheet MasksMurDominique Cosmetics Sweater Weather Pallet (Found on Ipsy)Il Makiage Inklinerad Essential-C Daily MoisturizerLaruce Beauty Essentials Brush Set (Found on Ipsy)

The Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm February 2020!

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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance PadsCiate London Every Day Vacay Coconut PowderAlomar Cosmetics Complexion Brush TrioBoxyCharm February 2020!

Oh yes it’s that time again and that is my subscriptions! All three came in this week and was surprised that it did. On Tuesday my Glam Bag Plus and BoxyCharm came in first and then yesterday my Ipsy came in. Never saw that happen until this month this year. I’m not complaining! Anyways, this box is $25 a month and you get five full size products from prestige and luxury brands! I didn’t get a card so I have to go off the website from what I got! Thank you Seeing A. I. for letting me know what was in my box!

Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Cover 24 Hour Foundation: First is another item from Becca and this time it’s the foundation that was on a card a few months ago. If you remembered me mentioning that BoxyCharm gave a quiz on complexion products and asked everyone about their foundation and concealer because they were starting to give out these items this year and depending on your box you either got a card with samples of Pretty Vulgar’s concealer or Becca’s foundation and I got Becca’s foundation card and matched myself to Cashmere. This was also what I picked but decided to do the pick since knowing that they may get it wrong but glad I did get to choose this in my Boxy Choice even though it didn’t give me the shadow pallet from Iconic London but I realized I have so many shadow pallets I need one month off at least and they did it last February too with a break from a shadow pallet. Anyways, I did hear this is a dry skin horror but I want to try and see if this is true since I have dryness issues and see how it goes and how the shade looks on me in full. Plus it claims to be breathable so have to see! This foundation retails for $44!
Alomar Complexion Brush Trio: Next is another product from Alomar and this time its brushes and it’s a face brush trio. I’m happy to get these since I do love brushes and can’t go wrong in having good face ones either. These feel really soft and I can’t wait to try these and see how well my makeup blends as well. These retail for $36!
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads: Next is something I haven’t gotten in a subscription in a long time and that is from First Aid Beauty. Remember when I first tried them in Ipsy? Well, I got them here through BoxyCharm and its Facial Radiance Pads. These kind of remind me of my Clearasil pads but these work differently. These pads contain the daily amount of lactic and glycolic acids that help smooth and brighten the skin and also tone it even sensitive skin types like me. So far these have been pretty good because I’ve been using them after cleaning off my makeup to help balance my skin again since I do wear makeup to work every day and having something after cleaning it off makes it feel cleaner. I will have to keep using these. I wonder if Ulta carries these because they retail for $17.
Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Powder: I am so glad I got another powder so I won’t have to run out to buy another! That is one good thing I love about subscriptions I don’t have to worry about re-stocking on products and over stocking on them either so I can just use my backups as time goes on. Anyways, I’m glad that I get to try another item from Ciate London that is face related and this is supposed to smell slightly like coconut and it’s finely milled and doesn’t cause flashback either. I can’t wait to use this since I’m using another powder at the moment. This retails for $22!
Ebio Cleansing Hemp Wipes: Final item is from Evio and they are cleansing wipes. I have to say is these aren’t good for makeup cleaning on the face because they suck! I tried to use these on removing my Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara and had a hard time when they claim to remove any waterproof makeup. I also feel like with the first two wipes they were kind of dry. I am just going to use these to clean my brushes instead of cleaning my makeup off because I think the Pharmacy Green Clean and the Up & Up Wipes just work a lot more than these! $9.50 is their retail price and I would not recommend.

Well guys that is it for this month’s box. I did find it a little meh but I’m actually happy that I get to try an actual foundation as in not a trial size bottle. Also, I get to try a powder from Ciate London which will be great once I get to open it at last. Not only that getting to try brushes from Alomar and another First Aid Beauty item kind of rounded it off. Not too bad of a box and glad to try new things from brands I have tried even in other subscriptions. Can’t wait for March’s box! So guys stay tuned for Glam Bag Plus!
Becca 24 Hour Coverage Foundation

The Beauty Quadrant: Beginning of My Low Buy and the Rules!

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My Low Buy for 2020!

2019 was a big year of makeup purchases for me and I feel like it was time for me to calm down in that department. Plus, brands have been coughing out release after release and it’s hard to keep track of anymore. So, like many this year I have joined the Low Buy crowd due to wanting to save money especially with how we were expanding into a new website and needed the funds and of course I have personal issues to work with at the moment an. Anyways, this has been the first month without buying so many items like I had last year with each month especially when our planet is offering from the amount of trash we throw away, even package envelopes and boxes. No wonder my leasing office made the comments about me giving so much business. So, what are my rules?

Sticking to Subscription Boxes for New Items: First off is that I will be sticking to subscription boxes for my new items fix. I don’t know why but the drugstore and other places don’t cut it when it comes to new releases and I think the only time I waited for anything new was from Urban Decay, Christmas, and got only one thing from Mac’s Summer collection. To me subscriptions seem to have the exciting products due to how much they go to more independent brands and I can try the deluxe sizes that last me for a long time which is a good thing in my book. Plus, let’s me focus on what I have, which is next!
Using What I Have Up First: I know this is a hard rule to follow for anyone but I’ve noticed I have been going into my lip products or eye shadow pallets of the past more lately after buying so much. I feel that I have to give more love to what I’ve purchased and use some items up before repurchasing or get into anything new.
Throw Away Anything That May Be Old: This would go best with my lip products since I may have more than new in my drawer. I am like almost anyone on YouTube that keeps anything old but I am doing better in this department where I toss items away if they start feeling weird or smelling off. I can’t see the expirations on anything but will toss if I feel that it needs to go.
Replenish When Needed: This has been working out for me a lot since I do have my favorite skin care and my favorite foundation and so on and just purchase that and replenish when it’s time because I’d rather not buy so many in so many shades like so many people that it would be hard to use up. Trust me with all the declutters I’ve seen I am so surprised that they own so many foundations and powders which we don’t need so many of. I do admit I did buy extras of the Rescue Me and the On Your Mark from Formula 10.06 when I thought I lost them but found them underneath Gondas’ suitcase while cleaning one day and won’t purchase any of those until I finish what I have which that should be in the last rule.
Use Sets In Between: Since I have so many sets in my collection I need to use some of these especially the Ulta ones. I still have my Be Gorgeous set together and need to finish up some of those shadows and I do have the new ones. I’m planning to take Glamour on the Go with me to Omni and any other conventions since that is an easy to carry one and easy to navigate due to how the shadows are on one side and the other products are on the other and it’s flat enough for my new suitcase due to it not being so bulky. It will help with the use of my sets and knowing that the holidays may return which…
Limit during the Holidays: Yes the packaging is cute! Yes the amount of items sound sweet but the lure of these cause major buyers fatigue and you have to do so many things in so little time on top of it! I love sets but I am going to try and limit myself when the holidays come around since so many brands release so many of them that I can’t buy them all.
Focus on the Sale Items I Want During 21 Days of Beauty: This helped me during the Fall 21 Days because during the Spring one last year I was buying left and right due to how many items were half off. That always seems to lure anyone in since you have items being sold by Benefit, Urban Decay and Butter London. I only focused on items last fall from Tarte, Dose of Colors, Lorac, and a few others and didn’t go ham on anything else which was better than before so I will stick to it. If there’s anything I don’t want then I won’t participate since there are times the items are from brands I don’t want to try or just find not as exciting like Morphe for example. I remembered how Hot Mess Mama MD put it best and that is you don’t have to buy it and no one else is forcing you to.
One or Two Ipsy Offers: This month I only bought three but I feel like I’m limiting myself with the Ipsy Offers this year. I had a problem buying offers left and right and didn’t know it was punching my bank account in a big way, especially the sheet masks sets, and this is towards the beginning and middle of the month and by the end it just tapered off because they’re not as exciting. So, I am making better decisions on what offers seem to be worth more and others just a waste. For example, the first new item of the year I was hoping it would help my dry leg spots with having four body oil sprays and four hand creams and the issues I had that the body oil sprays were super small and didn’t spray on my legs well when I got there and ran out easily. While the hand creams are really thick and hard to squeeze out of tubes which they should have been in pots instead. I kind of felt like it was a waste of money while the second item I got was a travel jewelry case from SL Miss Glam which was worth it to me due to my going to conventions and don’t want to lose an earring or something and this was a way of doing that since I also had to get a new suitcase and put it in there. That is something I will be more conscience about because some of the deals are great while others aren’t so much and of course I am trying to finish up sheet masks in my collection that I have a major abundance of!
Limiting Beauty Tool Purchases: What do I mean by this? Well, speaking of Ipsy’s Offers and of course other purchasing is that I tend to love buying beauty tools and back in the past I went ham on buying big brush kits. Now I’m also getting more into beauty sponges for my foundation application and trying to go crazy on those either. So, I will also stick to any brushes in my subscriptions and try not go buy any through the Offers page since that can be a trap for me. With Beauty Sponges I will make sure if I want them and if they feel right to me after reading the set’s description. Also, I do have a huge brush collection already so I am pulling out more brushes from there.
Collections: These seem to get me every time and I feel like with collections I sometimes find some products not as good while others are just meh. The only full collections I’ve purchased were the Crystal Cavern one from Wet N Wild, the Tetris Collection and Gig Gorgeous Collection from Ipsy. I preferred the one from Gigi the most because I was able to use the brushes more from that and I have used the powder that I got in a mystery bag while Tetris I had my lips dry out with the lip balms the most which is kind of sad. I did like the eye shadows though and will keep using those if I find the pallets in my collection of stuff. I didn’t purchase Betty Boop because not all the items interested me enough to get the entire thing so I only got the shadow pallet and the face pallet. While Pac Man it didn’t interest me as much. So, if I like the collection enough I will buy it if not then I just buy bits and pieces.

Things I’m saving Up For or Purchasing More: Okay, there are many things why I am just trying not to purchase more makeup over since there are things I want to look into that help my job or advance it. One thing is definitely a goal l now is to save up for a new Tap Strap 2 and hoping in time for my birthday. Yes, my Diamond Level at Ulta has me get more perks but I am aiming for a bigger goal for this item because I lost mine on my birthday last year. I don’t know what had happened to it, it just fell out of my backpack since it was open when a major rain storm came in and poured like crazy and it was missing in my backpack. So, I want to get the second one because I gave a critical review on the first since I saw some issues with it not working correctly, I even had to do a screen recording on my IPad of the Tap Aloud app kicking me out of it at certain lessons and the company behind it did not believe me until I shown them that screen recording. As a customer you experience things differently from the company that developed it and sometimes tech does have issues since I am an instructor myself and being honest is key on a product. So, hearing that the second version has more things like mouse maneuvers to go with IOS 13 and up I decided why not aim for that one and see how it goes. So, that will be my goal for my birthday this year. Other things that I did purchase with my low buy being well controlled was of course the update for this blog which was $96 and I will be charged $8 every month due to how there are better enhancements to include videos and Google analytics. Also, have gotten smart bulbs for the apartment since it’s easier for us to just ask both of our Amazon Dots to turn them on since it does get pretty dark in the living room and the bedroom. Hoping to get another pack for the kitchen and dining area since we do use those rooms the most. And of course, since we have a new link that would mean changing our promo materials to reflect that and have to get new business cards, possibly new pamphlets, and so much more. For Omni since can’t really get new shirts which I will look into different shirt companies leading up to RangerStop if we do it again this year is that we will be having name tags this time around and adding a photographer and their assistant to our team. Will be introducing them in Convention Comet in February! I think that is it for now, I will be updating you guys on what’s to come in low buy and updating on how my journey is like so let’s see how it goes!

That completes this post! I know it’s a bit hard being a YouTuber and Blogger where you got to try new items out but it doesn’t mean you have to buy everything and of course we don’t get any PR which is sad on our part but hey what can we do? So, what’s next? A book review on a book that was the first part to Sherlock Mars which I reviewed a few years back. Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag January 2020!

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Ipsy Glam Bag January 2020!

My Ipsy finally arrived, well yesterday but didn’t get the mail until this morning. Heck, I tried sending Gondras to get it. Anyways, New Year means a new Glam Bag year and glad to get this one. This bag is $12 a month and you get samples sizes and sometimes full size items in this bag. You get five of them and a smaller version of the GB Plus Bag. What did I get let’s see!

Add-ons: I only got two add-ons this month and one of them is the Huda Beauty Obsessions Pallet in Sapphire. Since I chose Ruby I decided to pick up the Sapphire one since I do love blues. And yes I know that was a bit of a Pokémon reference right there. I love these shadow pallets since they are so small and compact and you can travel with them if you wanted to and the shadows are also easy to blend. I can’t wait to use this one with any blue themed looks I want to create. The other one is the Balm Alternative Rock 1 Pallet. I got the highlighter from the second pallet, or was it the blush, and purchased the second pallet since I thought I lost it but hey I got the full pallet and enjoyed it. When I saw this among the items for add-ons I decided why not get the first one to complete the set? I think the colors are slightly lighter even the bronzer shade is a warm shade in this one while the other had more smoky type shades even the bronzer was really dark in that one. Let’s see how this one goes!

Defy & Inspire Nail Polish in Pinky Swear: First up is a nail polish. I’m glad I get to try a new polish and this time it’s different from my usual blues because this one is a ballet slipper pink. I don’t mind since there are times when I want to go pink and it does go well with so many outfits. This polish claims to be chip resistant but with my day to day job it’s hard to be not to be since I do type and I do clean the counters time to time. I will have to try this out on a night when I want to give some color to my nails.
Nomad Nomad X Marrakesh Medina Shadow in Henna: Yay! I got another eye shadow in my Glam Bag and this time it’s from Nomad Cosmetics! I have gotten their Berlin Underground pallet in GB Plus and have enjoyed the formula. This brand is inspired by beautiful destinations around the world and this shadow is based on the Henna tattoos that help ward off bad energy. This shade is a deep matte brown and the shadow does glide on very well and super pigmented too. I can’t wait to try this baby out and I do enjoy this brand!
Ofra X Nickie Tutorials Highlighter in Glow Goals: Next is a product from Ofra and it is one of their collaboration items with Nickie Tutorials. I guess everyone has heard that Nickie did come out to be transgender and I am really proud of her and she has inspired so many people for many years for using her power when it comes to makeup. When I saw this as a Choice item I had to get it since I don’t get much Ofra love in my Glam Bag. This shade is a peachy gold which is perfect for me since I started getting into more peach highlighters and these highlighters are really pigmented and made with a cream to powder finish idea. I had gotten some of these as add-ons and still have Blissful in my holiday pallet from Ulta years ago and enjoyed them ever since. Can’t wait to wear this one!
HEMPZ Herbal Body Moisturizer: Next is an item from HEMPZ and it’s their body moisturizer. I am glad to get this because for a while now I’ve been going through major dry patches on my skin that I feel like that they won’t go away. I have been using lotions on that area every night and morning and it won’t work. I hope this item will work since it has hemp seed oil, of course shea butter and ginseng are supposed to help with dry, flaky skin. I hope so! I am really desperate!
Finding Ferdinand Lipstick in Very Berry: Final item is from Finding Ferdinand. It’s been a while since I got product from these guys and have enjoyed them so far. This lipstick gives moisture and also some sheen to go along with it. It also has a nice berry shade to go with it. I have to try this out since of course lips do get really dry due to the winter weather even places where it snows. Here on the coast where we do get colder even around January. Let’s see how it goes.

That is it guys! So far this year has started off pretty well. I can’t wait to see what February has in store for me when it comes to items. What is next? Well, I have mentioned that I’m going through a low buy. I know gasp! But I feel like it is time to say why I’m doing it and how do I feel so far during the first month! Until next time!
Defy & Inspire Nail Polish in Pinky SwearNomadXMarrakesh Medina PalletOfraXNickie Highlighter in Glow GoalsHEMPZ Herbal Body MoisturizerFinding Ferdinand Lipstick in Very Berry

Subscription Satelite: Yes Oh Yas Going Out Of Business!

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Follow-up to My Yes Oh Yas Post: Going Out of Business!

Disclaimer: This post is based on thoughts and opinions of the lead writer of this blog and her real life experiences too. Please respect her thoughts and thank you!

So, as you guys know I was contacted by Yes Oh Yas two years ago on my Instagram about becoming an affiliate. I didn’t due to how I felt like I was lied to about getting just a code rather than a box to review. Even though I would get a dollar for each person joining but I felt like back then it was not enough to me because I felt that I needed a box to see if it was worth it and didn’t want to subscribe to do so.

I know it sounds like I a bit entitled but when you’re getting a message from a beauty box there are times where a brand wants to work with you and these guys aren’t the only ones and found out something interesting about them through another YouTuber. So, I haven’t heard back from Yes Oh Yas for a year and when I moved from home to the coast and started posting more on Instagram for a while until around the same time that Yes Oh Yas contacted me or shall I say liked my photo and commented Live Beauty Box did the same thing. As in they liked one of my photos and commented about working with me and I contacted them for the policies like any other influencer on YouTuber or even blogger and they were doing the same as Yes Oh Yas and I asked about getting a box to review and they said they only provide a discount code and asked for how much the discount was and no answer after that. What I found out that I didn’t think of it before is that Yes Oh Yas owns Live Beauty Box too. Looking back at it they were using the same language and the ideas so there you go. What I found interesting is that this week I found out that both Live Beauty, Yes Oh Yas, and Face Sugar boxes went out of business but they have kept everyone’s card information. As in, none of their websites are around nor the social media and this started during December when people noticed they were charged but didn’t get their boxes. I feel like this is a little shady since I am so glad I never became an affiliate with them nor got their box because I would be in the same boat as their subscribers. When something goes out of business whether it’s a shop or a website they let go of your payment information and say, “So glad you’ve been a customer, sorry to inform you we’re no longer in business.” In a courtesy email but these boxes didn’t do that to their customers? I think it’s due to how much they have scammed some people even when sending items which I seen Just_Ann getting her Yes Oh Yas and also got Live Beauty but for free instead of paying for it. I watched her video for Live Beauty and the values for the box is supposed to be $205 during its first month but Ann just added up to $150 and the most interesting thing which I watched Not So Evil Stepmother talk about these three boxes that Live Beauty is supposed to have items from YSL, Georgio Armani and other luxury brands you tend to find in Sephora, even though YSL is luxury drugstore in my opinion but hey most of the time you can get in stores. What I didn’t know is that the products came from liquidators for these boxes where when an item is close to expiring or being discontinued they get taken from there. I saw Ann talking about the products in Live and they were still be sold at the same time they were starting especially the sunscreen since you know summer means you have protect yourself triple time.

Another reason why I was glad not to be a part of Yes Oh Yas is that they also pulled something pretty shady and it dealt with Slay Glam Box. What was it exactly? Well, Yes told brands not to work with Slay nor provide products for them to place in their boxes. I don’t like the idea of this since a box has to make business in order to keep their box going. It’s like having BoxyCharm telling some brands to be exclusive to just them and not work with Ipsy or Glossy Box or even Birch Box. Not only has that it kept interest towards the brands from causing people that are subscribed to these boxes not to buy. Example, if this happened with Moda Brushes and one box I’m not with asked them to just be with them instead of Boxy and Ipsy then I wouldn’t be able to try their brushes and buy from them since that is taking my money away for a possible purchase down the line and I wouldn’t know they made makeup brushes since I can’t paint anymore and don’t buy paint supplies since I can’t see what paint color I’m getting or the brush brand. I know that was dark but it drives the point. It’s just sad that someone like Yes Oh Yas wants to stoop that low to keep brands from working with any smaller boxes even ones that are starting out not to have that connection and not be able to provide to their subscribers and that can cause their end. What also makes this crazy is that the three boxes are owned by a couple who live in apartments, well not anymore from what I heard, but they ran other businesses and once they have a bigger following after posting something big like a Tarte pallet in Yes Oh Yas which was something they promised, they disappear and have been charging people since then.

What You Should Do? If you have a profile on Instagram like me and you see these likes and comments from a brand I would say be very wary and just ignore them or block them because after what I experienced with Yes Oh Yas and glad that I didn’t fall for Live Beauty Box that I just stuck with what I get. I do love getting my Ipsy and my BoxyCharm and just trust more of the reviews that also come out on newer boxes since those still happen. And if you haven’t, try the bigger boxes like BoxyCharm, Ipsy, Fab Fit Fun and so on because they do have the L. L. C.s to back them up and actually get their stuff from the brands like Moda Brushes, Suva Beauty, and more. And if you have fallen victim to one of these, call your bank! That is always the first step in recovering from a scam like this. You have to dispute the charges and mention that they have deleted their social accounts and that you haven’t gotten the product even since some people have not gotten boxes. So, just call the bank!

Well, all I have to say is that I am glad I did not subscribe to Yes Oh Yas and glad Live Beauty Box did not contact me back with the discount code either because I could have been in worse circumstances and wouldn’t have paid my bills either if it was more than what they say. I did hear with Yes Oh Yas with some people, including Just_Ann, that they raise their prices out of the blue and I did see a recent video from December who someone paid $33 instead of the $15 for their Yes Oh Yas. That’s another thing too, if a subscription is raising their prices then they let people know about it even through social media or on their website. Anyways, that is it for this post! Stay tuned for my Ipsy Glam Bag for this month!