Subscription Satelite: No Make No Life December 2020

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

No Make No Life December 2020

I know this was late but due to warehouse issues they had a bit of a delay in getting my box out to me. Now hoping my January box is not late, even though I heard people had issues with their boxes being late with this subscription. This subscription is $35 with $10 shipping and you get skin care and makeup from Japan and Korea. This month I get to try eye makeup even though I am still getting over my eye infections. Let’s see what they gave me this month!

Japanese Essence Lotion: First up is my very first essence since I never tried one out. This product is from Japan one. This helps with moisture and comes in five options, which not sure what I got. This contains hyaluronic acid, royal jelly, and cuten. This also helps with toning and prevents acne as well. I have to try this out and see how this goes.

Kunuhata Soymilk Cleanser: Next is a face cleanser from a brand called Kunuhata. This is a gentle foaming cleanser made with soy milk that helps with hydration. I have to try this out since I prefer gentle cleansers over harsh ones. I hope it doesn’t make my skin react weird but the sheet masks haven’t done that so far. Let’s see what happens.

Innisfree Face Mask: This is a sheet mask that has a cream containing eucalyptus cellulose. Over the past two years I’ve been using masks with honey, various fruit extracts and actual fruits, flowers, but not with eucalyptus yet. I have to try this out since there are three kinds I can get in Acai Berry, Ginseng, and Rice. I have to try this out and see how it goes.

Spins Multi-Stick: Now into the makeup parts. This is a shimmery and heart shaped stick from Spins that comes in pink gold. I will use this as a highlighter stick but can also use it on the eyes, lips, and decolletage. I can’t wait to use this!

Dolly Angel 33 Color Eye Shadow Pallet: Next up is my first eye shadow pallet from Asia! An actual shadow pallet from a brand I mean. This features thirty-three shadows and a double ended applicator. When I saw this, I thought it was smaller and had the usual twelve but when I saw this in the catalog that came with my box, I was surprised. The shades from soft peach to ruby. I will have to play with this when I get off my eye product break. It’s been a while since I used a peach to red tone shadow pallet.

Miloko Chocolate Brown Mascara: Next is a mascara and it’s in brown. I never use brown mascaras but willing to try this out. This mascara is a travel size which is right for the holiday traveling if anyone is doing it now or next year. This comes in four colors, cocoa brown, cranberry, cinnamon brown, milk tea, and chestnut, sorry, five!

Dolly Wink Long Lasting Eye Pencil: Next up is something that had me wanting my box sooner since it was advertised on Facebook and that is the Dolly Wink Everlasting Eye Pencil. This is a quick drying formula that stays put and doesn’t run. Plus, it is not too harsh when it’s on the eyes and doesn’t bother them either with Jojoba Oil. I have to try this since I did have issues with my eyes with a ink liner that was drying up due to not being used for months. I will see how this liner goes.

Etude Brow Pencil and Brush: Final item is from Etude. I have heard of these guys being in past boxes and glad to try a brow pencil from these guys. Except I am kind of scared because it’s a dark grey pencil with a triangular shape with a brush at the end. I hope this is like the universal taupe pencils that blend with how well it blends with the brows. I will have to see how this goes.

That is, it for this box. Very exciting with what I got this month! Definitely skin care products I will use and same with the eye products. The brow pencil is kind of scaring me due to the shade they gave me but will have to see how that works. I am excited for the shadow pallet, liner, and mascara. Can’t wait to see what the next box brings and hoping that doesn’t come late either. Next up is going back to the Technology Quadrant with talking about different Bluetooth earphones just in time for the holiday gifting season!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

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

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

Virtual vs. Face-To-Face Conventions

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

Pros:

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

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

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

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

Cons:

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus November 2020

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

Glam Bag Plus November 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm November 2020

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

BoxyCharm November 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag October 2020

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

Ipsy Glam Bag October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm October 2020

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

BoxyCharm October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: October 2020

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

Glam Bag Plus October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Make No Life November 2020

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

No Make No Life November 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Favorites Quadrant: September and October 2019

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

September and October Favorites 2019!

Yes, it’s time for another bi-monthly favorites and this time it’s for September and October! Let’s start with my boxes!

So, these two months for my boxes were good for September Allure and both months for Ipsy, Glam Bag Plus, and BoxyCharm while October Allure was okay. First, September had a good go around for every item. I have enjoyed everything when it came to all four boxes except the Nutraful vitamins and the Acure Scrub. The Nutraful vitamins didn’t do much for me because my hair was not growing due to these vitamins. I found them to be more of Placebos and I’m think to IT Part 1 with that one kid yelling at his mom about them. I was just taking them to see if they were different from other vitamins and they weren’t. I’m sorry, I can’t get into hair growth vitamins because they don’t work for everyone and they’re not magic. While the Acure scrub I couldn’t squeeze it out at all! I think this would be better if it was more refined or if it came in a container like how Lush makes their small sizes of their shower jellies. At least the scrubs I get from the other boxes are more refined. Speaking of Allure, this month’s box was a bit of an okay because they did come with items great to refresh before winter. I gave Gondras the bath salts as promised and he used them and it turned our bath water to toilet blue! Not kidding! He took a pic of it and shown it to our friends. Also, the scent of them not only helped him to sleep but also me because it felt like one of those boxing gloves that pop out. I was asleep in minutes after a long day of teaching! Normally lavender doesn’t do that, heck even Mother Gondras had one of those pillow sprays years ago in lavender and vanilla and that didn’t put me to sleep it kept me awake. This one worked! Now Gondras wants more of this stuff since it helped his muscles. I did use the Sunday Riley Moisturizer and after this if I get anything else from this brand I may give it away after finally being charged for writing fake reviews and the brand is just okay! I use drugstore brand skin care a lot more than luxury even though I have sheet masks from some higher end brands even had Glam Glow ones for a bit but $65 for a full size of this moisturizer? I’m sorry, just hand me a bottle of Up & Up Sensitive Skin Cream and I’m good! I do enjoy getting other skin care items from other brands like the Touch & Sol Glass Moisturizing Serum which has helped out so far and the Becca Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Base also helps with the concealer gliding on well. I did have to toss out the Real Her Lipstick and the Iconic London Gloss because it felt like they didn’t have enough product inside them and the Iconic London didn’t do much for my lips since it was so thick and hard to get on in my book. I know people love these but not for me.

New Shadow Pallet: Dose of Colors Shadow Pallet in Baked Browns: Since I mentioned Boxy, I figured I would like to mention this pallet. I know this should have been mentioned with the boxes but Dose of Colors has become my newest favorite makeup brand on the prestige side. I love their lipsticks and so far their shadows have been amazing. I can see why people like their shadows and so far they have been great and smooth and even pigmented even after taking them off with coconut oil where they show up on the cotton ball. I’m glad I got the Sassy Siennas when I did and can’t wait to find it in next month’s box!

New Addition to Collection: Urban Decay Naked Honey! Next is the Naked Honey pallet from Urban Decay. Guys, this is an amazing pallet and it was so much fun to play so far. I never thought these shadows would make my eyes pop so much and they are really smooth to apply. I even got to finally use the Urban Decay pencil in Smog and glad to get this pallet. I keep it in a Caboodle in case I want to reach for it as well.

Favorite New Lip Product: Revlon Cushion Lip Tint! It’s been years since I have included anything Revlon related and glad to have them come back! When I was reading an Allure article on the Top Lip Tints and Stains and mentions this one and wanted to try it! So, ordered the color in Wine Trip to try it out and oh man it is amazing! Even though Revlon has had a bad rap on some items but this is one that has a good rap from me. It basically a lip stain with a sponge tip and you apply with that and it stays put! It didn’t even move when I talked during work. I did get another color in Rose something or other. Plus, you can get these everywhere too!

New Blush: Berries & Bubbly by Too Faced! I had to mention this one since I did like this blush and it’s from Too Faced’s Tootie Fruitie Blush in Berries & Bubbly. I blame it on 90s Love Child for this purchase and I can see why. It does give my face a nice flush and it’s very easy to apply too. I also love the smell which gives off a berry wine scent. I would say check these out even if they don’t get a good review.

Favorite Lip Oil: Burt’s Bees Lip Oil! I think this will be my last lip item and it’s a lip oil by Burt’s Bees. This is more of a lip balm consistency than an oil. I think that works better since it goes on well and does soak into my lips so easily. I tend to put this on at night sometimes to help with my lips to heal overnight. Plus, it’s inexpensive and not as fancy. I have enjoyed some of Burt’s Bees items in the past and glad to try this item.

New Favorite Foundation I Will Try Again: Urban Decay Stay Naked in Light Medium Neutral! I did finish my Urban Decay Stay Naked in Light Medium Neutral and all I have to say at first it was hard to apply. I tried using a sponge at first and I found that this foundation is SO LIGHT that it’s hard to pick up with a sponge even on the back of my hand that I needed to use a brush. This foundation is pretty much like water and I found it so smooth and hardly feel it at all like I am not wearing anything like the name says. Yes, it costs $39 but this is one prestige foundation I would buy and it did last me pretty well despite using three pumps of it. I may do the idea of dotting it on my face first and then spread it out like I have been doing with my Wet N Wild this time when I get another bottle which I may wait for more points to be accumulated. Also, what I love is that I matched my skin on the dot without any help! Oh yeah, I am awesome! I will see if I get another bottle soon!

Books: Antisocial and the Best Kind of People! I am adding two books and they are Antisocial and The Best Kind of People to this list because I feel these are the two books I have read through NetGalley. Antisocial has been the best yaoi story I’ve read and caught my attention especially with the relationship during the story. Trust me, it may make you want to cry. While The Best Kind of People shown how a perfect family can self-destruct over time during a big case that took place in their lives and takes away the true father figure. I would say read my reviews and if interested go check out those book links and support the authors!

That is it for this post! I know I don’t have that many favorites since I am trying to use most of my makeup along the way. Well, next is RangerStop and it’s in a week! I can’t wait since this is our second time doing press and we’re bringing our pamphlets and shirts to this too. So, let’s see what we bring to the YouTube Sphere, okay? Until next time!