Favorites Time: January and February 2015!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! February is about to draw to a close and you know what that means! Time for my faves of January and February 2015! Man, I have a lot of things to cover including a non-fave, which I should start with that!

 

Non-Fave: Pur Lis Glitter Flash Tattoos! OMG! These sucked and they were the Pur Lis Flash Glitter Tattoos from the January BoxyCharm because they caused my skin to react weird when I decided to try it out on my right wrist and then did it on my left upper arm. I did follow most of the directions by doing the water after putting it down and it transferred well but I didn’t know I had to let it set dry afterwards  through the air. I can’t read directions and they didn’t post the items for review until two weeks after I tried them. Plus all thanks to my old rash from Lush a few years ago it had an allergic reaction to my skin. I can see why I don’t use any body glitter since it has a weird reaction on my lower arms. My upper arm nothing happened except that it peeled! Even the one on my wrist peeled but not as badly as the upper arm one. I threw these away because of how bad my skin reacted and not only that they didn’t remove well, I did the old alcohol removal trick and it doesn’t work well, it made my skin worse. I definitely won’t buy these at all and it’s not worth the price, especially if you have sensitive skin like I do. I am hoping BoxyCharm doesn’t send these again if they get any other designs, if I get them again, I may give them away or swap them to someone.

 

Bath and Body Works: Body Butter in Madagascar Vanilla! First beauty item is a body item and that is the Bath and Body Works body butters in Madagascar Vanilla! I was looking for body butters since I was running low on the Ayres Patagonia one I received through Ipsy and I didn’t want to buy the full size since it might be pricey and decided to look around in Bath and Body Works in the Volusia Mall and they were having a sale on some of their items for 75% off and this was in that display and I loved the scent! I almost got the Shea one since that smelled sweet but decided to stick with the sale display with this one and got two of them! What I like about this scent is that it’s not overbearing like most vanilla scents are by some companies and with vanilla anything by Bath and Body they deliver very good vanilla smells! I still love the Vanilla Bean Noel from Christmas and did like the Warm Vanilla Sugar as well. I am kind of sad that they don’t have the tubs of the body butters now, which sucks and it’s easy for me to get it out, but I may check out the Body Shop’s brand of body butters since I heard good things about those and I know Pacifica makes some. Will have to check them out!

 

  1. L. F.: Clear Brow Gel and Mascara! Now a newer product to my collection and to use to get ready for the job search routine and that is the E. L. F. mascara and clear brow gel! I was turned onto this all thanks to a former make up artist who has a lot of knowledge in putting it on as a blind person and she gave me pointers and helped out in finding things and this was one of them. We were originally looking for the Maybelline clear mascara but the WalMart we were at sold out or didn’t exactly have it, forgot the reason, but we did find this in the E. L. F. section while looking for the right blush for my Professional Look Kit! What I like about this is that it’s double ended which there is one side for brows and the other side for lashes and I marked the lashes side to help me know which end was what. With this thing, it does help with just using the clear gel for the brows than wrestling with the question of “Which shade is the best for my brows?” Which I notice a lot of YouTubers wrestle which shade is best for them. I would say get this for that and the lashes part does save you from having black smudges all over and you don’t have black dots on your shadow when you’re done. Trust me, I tend to get that time to time if I miss my lashes!

 

Almay: Bold Nudes for Green Eyes! Next is a newer Almay Product for my Professional Look Kit and it is by my fave make up company and that is Almay! IIt’s the Bold Nudes eye shadow pallet for the green eyes. I haven’t gotten any of the eye shadow pallets in a long time since I got the smoke trio for hazel eyes a while back and still have that and just tossed the green eyes one since that was running out in the crease and brow part and glad to get back into it with this one. A great way of going with a nice eye look is through the neutrals and this little pallet is perfect for that due to how easy it is to have the right shades for your eyes. I like how it goes from a taupe, to a blue grey, to a lighter grey for the brow and it does lighten the gem green in mye eyes since it does mix with a cobalt in them. I will go for hazel for the weekends or the days I will be with Gondras, this one is staying with my little kit!

 

LA Color: Warm Berry Blush!  On a recreation trip, I stopped by a Family Dollar and wanted to see if they have make up items while looking for my fave baby wipes for make up cleaning. I found the brand LA color and I heard about these guys through a videos and did get a mascara by them, it is pretty good but not on the faves list, and found this blush and it’s in the color Warm Berry. It gives off a nice berry glow like my Berry Glow cream blush by Ulta and it is pretty pigmented, which I need to really blend this into my skin or it will make it look like I have tons of it on. I am hoping I can find this in my Family Dollars near me.

 

Mac: Cream Cup, Cream in Your Coffee, and Danty!  Finally added to the list, some Mac products! I did mention in my New Haul of 2015 Haul that I was slowly getting into Mac products! I do have the Pet Me Please lipstick from the Alluring Aquatics collection from last summer and now I have a total of four items but three made it to this list. I did mention I got Gleeful but haven’t used that much to count as a favorite but I did use the other three a bit more. Dainty is a pink blush that I heard about through Coffee Break With Dani and I like it! It goes on pretty well and it does blend very well. I know the price is a bit up there but it is in the same price as a Tart blush and it’s pretty worth it! I know this will be re-purchased and so with the two lipsticks on here, Cream Cup and Cream In Your Coffee! All thanks to Make Up By Tiffany D and Color Swept Beauty, I had to pick these up and they were separate buys since tend to buy Mac items one at a time and was glad to get my paws on these. I do love both colors, which Cream Cup is a pinkish nude while Coffee is more of a brownish one. I find it funny that Coffee was the more popular one and I had to wait until they had to restock on it and when I went to see if they got itt in, it was the last one that Friday! I was like, “Give it! Give it!” I was glad that I did get it and I do love these both! It was funny that the next day when I went back for Gleeful, the girl was like “I knew you would be back for Gleeful!” Who knows, it will be on the next list. I did almost leaned towards Diva as well, but that is on the maybe list for now! But these three are my fave! Especially with how great the two lipsticks being so creamy and they go on very smoothly, even more when there’s a lip balm!

 

Rimmel: Glam Rock Mascara and Captivating Lip Gloss! Next are products by Rimmel and they are the Rock Glam Mascara from the Scandaleyes line and the lip gloss in Captivating. When I first got the Glam Rock mascara, I wanted to take a try at the mascaras by Rimmel since so many people love them and I already love their lip products and I did have an eye trio by them a long time ago and now using their nail top coat on top of that. I was originally looking for the newest one, the Rockin Curves one, but couldn’t find it and got this one and man it feels awesome! My lashes do give a bit of a spike look from what I felt but they do curl very nicely with this mascara! It feels as light as the Rockin Curves one and curls pretty nicely with that too, but I would say the Glam Rock one got my vote as fave this month. The Captivating lip gloss is also another item in my Professional Look Kit and I love it! It’s a maroo colored lip gloss and it just feels pretty light, not too heavy or cakey, just nice! I may have to get more of this one and all thanks to this lip gloss it has been getting me more into red lips as I get more lip stuff. I am still looking for the Provacalips since Young Wild and Polished did a review on them and want to find them myself.

 

Jessica Simpson Perfume: Signature! Stop the presses! I finally got my paws on the Jessica Simpson Signature perfume! It made me happy since I did want this one for Christmas and didn’t get it and couldn’t find it until I got it as a Valentine’s Day gift from my dad. It is so gorgeous as a scent! It is not too heavy on the floral like most scents and it has a bit of an earthy sweet if that makes any sense! When I wore this one day my mom thought I was wearing potpourri as a scent but I told her it was the Signature perfume and she liked it! It can be confusing but it so amazing! Loving it!

 

Harley Quin Perfume! I had to mention this one on here because it became an all time fave scent and was wondering, “Hot Topic why didn’t you make this before!?” It is their Harley Quin perfume that they started making this year! Apparently, Hot Topic has been going a bit Harley crazy and they even have their own clothing line revolving around her called Harlene. I didn’t get any of it knowing that my Amazonian build won’t fit the corsets, the cardigan, nor tops, I would like to point out two years ago on my 27th birthday when a Harley top stopped at my shoulders over my head. I wasn’t out of hope when I found out that the Volusia location did carry the perfume when Gondras mentioned it while he visited. I knew I had to find it and glad it wasn’t exclusive to the the site! This scent is OMG amazing! It sprays on musky and then it gradually gets sweeter and I can’t stop smelling it! Gondras made a joke that they probably put Smilex in it and well I wouldn’t care if they did because this perfume is addicting and makes me a happy kitty! I have to keep myself from reaching for it when I brought it home because I love it so! I would say to check this out whenever you get the chance!

 

Fave Snack: Reese’s Hearts! I have to mention these because I have to keep myself from binging on them like crazy! They are the Reese’s Valentine’s Hearts that they always bring every year and they still taste as good and I feel like since they made them bigger, they taste a lot better! I have to keep myself from binging on these but when Valentine’s, Easter, and Christmas come around, chocolate is my major kryptonite, especially Reese’s and Hersheys! Oh yeah, and Ghiradelli!

 

Fave Hair Product: Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil! I almost forgot one item and that is my fave hair product and that is the Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil that came in the December BoxyCharm! When I started using this item I was happy to use it since it kept my hair soft, especially after coming home from Daytona and opening it with fresh highlights in my hair. The oil smells like vanilla and it is very moisturizing and it did last me pretty long for its size. I did get the actual bottle, even though it was the same size as the sample since that seems to be the full size, which doesn’t make sense, but been loving it! Looks like I found my fave hair item from a subscription box!

 

Fave Song: “Killing Loneliness” by HIM and “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift! I know ::dun dun dunnnn!” I usually go for the rock stuff but ever since I sang “Blank Space” with two of my other girlfriends in Daytona, I like it! It is on my IPad, which I recently got and love, and my IPhone, that it does get stuck in my head. Hell, I even sang along with it a tiny bit in Ulta while they played it last Tuesday! I was resisting but couldn’t help it! And the other song, I only used to like one song by HIM, which I forgot the title, but when I heard Vivi sing this on Rock Band this past weekend, my ears perked up and had to ask what it was and Gondras told me. Then got clicking on Itunes! I love orchestraic sounding rock songs and this song is really beautiful with the violin, piano, and guitar, couldn’t help it! I even liked how the singer sings it, you know he was writing it from his lonely soul! Tragic I know!

 

Well, that is it for this faves post! What is next? Still will do the plushie thing of course and coming soon will the start of my spotlights on Anime Festival Orlando and will be bringing back the Anime in Transmedia posts since it would be right with two of the guests at AFO to bring this back for the next couple of months and doing them on three of the biggest series, Slayers, Yu-gi-oh, and Pokemon. Stay tuned!

First Haul of the New Year!

Hello and welcome back! The New Year has arrived and that means new stuff! So, went to Walgreens had to get some stuff beauty related and did go to WalMart just for more food items since it is now cold in Florida and I have a new semester coming up Monday, that means I had to get a few things in case on the run. Let’s start with Walgreens since I went there first today!

 

Walgreens

 

New stuff this time around and it is all thanks to hearing about it on Nouveau Cheap, Dulce Candy’s New Year’s Tutorial, and Emily Noel, who does the Beauty Broadcast, and it is the new Wet N Wild products! Once I read G’s post about them I wanted them so much and was glad to find them finally at my Walgreens, even though in some areas they got them earlier than they’re supposed to but I was able to find them. Funny enough that they just got their boxes in of the new items and glad that the girl I know helped me out and told me that they have a good portion of it but don’t know where to put it yet since their section has all the regular items you see and the Furgy stuff you tend to see. At least I am glad I got these and they are:

 

Lip Balm Stains: I picked up two of these in the bright pink and the purply pink and they look exactly like the Cover Girl balm stains I got but a little smaller and cheaper. One thing I like these is that they are more moisturizing with the balm than the Cover Girl counterparts because they are made with a lot more moisturizing ingredients including mint, which makes it better! I hope these will become a fave along with you!

 

Lip Stain Gloss: Along with the lip stain balms, they also came out with lip glosses and are supposed to be like the stains but more liquidy. I remembered I tried out WNW’s lip glosses when I first tried out lip glosses six years ago and didn’t like how sticky they were and this time this gloss is a lot more smoother and is not sticky as the old ones. Not sure what happened to the old ones , if they got discontinued or something, but these are better and glide on pretty well. I think I went with the mauve or purple gloss from these glosses and may go back for more when I go on another WNW shopping trip!

 

Nail Polishes: WNW came out with new nail polishes and they happened to be a line of glitter coats called Mega Rocks, which come with mega glitter flakes and some do come with smaller ones, it is like the Scandalous nail polish I have from Revlon except it is just the glitter. I got two of these and they are Joinsation, which is a deep purple glitter, and Wildcat, which is a lilac glitter. It was a hard choice from these since they have colors I love like silver, black, red, teal, and so many others! I will go for more in the future!

 

Eye Shadows:  WNW also released eye shadows this new year and I didn’t find the new eight pan, even though I kind of lost interest since I heard that it has some fall out from Nouveau Cheap and Emily Noel’s reviews along with the new cream shadows, which I almost thought about getting, but Emily Noel did say those crease a lot even though I think I never experienced creasing with shadows despite having sensitive skin, I may reconsider on trying them out by getting one but I did get two new ones from their new five pan line. Not only these shadows have the usual brow, crease, lid, and definer shadows in one pan but also a base to go with it. I kind of think of them as the same way as the Revlon Primer Shadow pallets but the design of the shadows have the words engraved into them like their trios and eight pans, which is pretty helpful, while the Revlon ones show where each shadow goes in the eye and it has they have the primer shade and top coat next to each other. I do like WNW doing the words for each part since I am blind it is really easy knowing where to place the shadows, I only labeled mine with the names not like the different labels for each part on my eight pans but I get the idea where each  shadow goes where! The pallets I got are Tunnel Vision, which is a smoky pallet with gray, silver, black, dark gray, and white and I always love using smoky pallets and like how Emily Noel said in her review it does remind me of the Don’t Steel Your Thunder pallet from the three pallet but with two more shadows. The other pallet I got is one that Dulce Candy used in her New Year’s tutorial but a bit differently from the layout in her own way and that is the Floral Values pallet which features purples and pinks like the Petal Pusher pallet from the eight pan pallet line. I am going to be using this when I go out tomorrow with Gondras since I haven’t used any of my WNW pallets in a while and miss using them and I think it’s time to try another new thing.

 

I also picked up three other items and I picked up the growth coat from Sally Hansen since the bottle I used dried out but it lasted longer than both my Ultimate Shield and Double Duty tops and bases, I did pick up the green bottle which says that it grows your nails within one week. I can’t wait to try this coat out when I do my next manicure with one of the new nail polishes from E. L. F. I also had to pick up another one of the Clear Complexion Concealer in Light Medium since I am about to hit pan in the one I use now. I also decided to branch out in foundation territory by getting the cream based foundation from the same line in Warm. I didn’t get a beauty blender but will be getting one probably tomorrow, in the meantime will use one of the cotton rounds. I am thinking of using the treatment gel and then put the foundation, then the stick concealer, and the powder on top. I may try a setting powder soon.

 

WalMart was more of food stuff since I had to restock on hot cocoa since it is cold in Florida finally which it has been in the  70s and 80s from fall through Christmas until it cooled down for New Year’s, it was even cold at night when we hung out with friends! So, I picked up two Swiss Miss hot cocoas in Dark Chocolate Sensation since I love love love loooovvvee dark chocolate! Since I did get the special at Publix for Ghiradelli chocolates in the Dark Chocolate Peppermint squares and Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel squares. Anyways, I also got the chocolate caramel one. I do tend to get Coldstone but the market near me doesn’t carry it which sucks and didn’t want to go all the way to University  to get it at Coldstone, plus these flavors made my ears perk up and got me curious! Plus, I can have it with milk, I know the directions say hot water  but it does say milk is optional and to me it tastes WAY better with milk! I also got more marshmallows since I am running low and it tastes better with actual marshmallows rather than the cocoa that comes with them. I also had to restock on Pop Tarts since I only have one more pack of peanut butter ones left and there are times I need to be on the run and need to have breakfast on the run and PopTarts  are the best thing. Better than Toaster Streudel since you have to toast them and that is not fun usually and you get more flavors with PopTarts.

 

Well, that is it for this haul! I am not sure if I will do a review on the E. L. F. nail polish I will be using or not next, I may do it anyways. Not sure if I will do any cosplay stuff since I won’t be going to MegaCon this year again due to other conventions. I am also waiting for stuff on Omni Expo to come! So, stay tuned!