Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag December 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! It’s that time again and that is beauty subscription time! Which one are we starting with this time?

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2020

It’s the Ipsy Glam Bag first! This was shipped out earlier than usual but glad it did come before Christmas. This bag is $12 a month and you get four to five sample to deluxe size and even full-size items in this bag ranging from drugstore to indie and even luxury. What did I get this month? Let’s find out!

Beau Gachis Limited Edition Powder Brush: First is a brush from Beau Gachis. I think I got a brush from this brand before in past bags or not. Plus, this is my choice item for this month. This is a powder brush that can also be used for blush and highlighter. The bristles are loosely packed so it won’t cause any streaks after powder is applied. I didn’t read the description until now since this did catch my ear on the choice items more than the other items since I rarely get a powder brush. I know I got an under eye concealing brush but I used that to set me under eyes due to how big of a brush that was. I’m glad to choose this since I did get one product I wasn’t expecting.

Feel Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser: Next up is a product from Feel! I think I have gotten a product from these guys in the past but in Glam Bag Plus. This is an exfoliating cleanser that is made with extracts from pineapples and papayas alongside pumpkin seed oil. This helps with getting rid of any build up on the skin in order to clear it and even softens the skin, plus it’s gentle on the skin. I do love exfoliating scrubs since I do use these when I am about to put a sheet mask on to help the moisture sink into it. I can’t wait to use this item!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder: Next up is a product I was not expecting but goes well with my new powder brush and it’s the Bye Bye Pores Powder from IT Cosmetics. This is a mattifying and translucent powder that has antioxidants, peptides, and collagen are in this powder to give a blurring effect. My skin’s dry but I will give this a try since I do wear a dewy foundation that doesn’t need much of an application due to how easy it blends and hoping this doesn’t irritate my skin since there are times some mattifying products can do that. I will see how this goes and glad to try it as a trial size instead of a full-size.

Laura Make Up Labs Glozzing Sparkle Lip Gloss: This is a brand I never heard of before but glad to try these guys here! This is a lightweight and non-sticky formula that also hydrates the lips. I got the shade Mystic which is a sheer peach with gold sparkle. Perfect for Christmas time since gold is a nice color anywhere. I have to try this baby on and see how it goes!

Use Me Hair Curl + Wave Cream: Final item is from another brand I never heard of and that is Use Me Hair. I love trying new hair products since my hair is dry and frizzy most of the time and it loves to tangle with the curls I have. This cream helps hair stay healthy and dreamy even if you chemically process it. You can even use it before heat styling. I have to try this product out and see how it goes!

That is, it for this bag. I find it interesting how Ipsy noticed that I picked the powder brush and threw a powder in as a way of having me try a new powder out. I’m glad to get another exfoliating cleanser since it does help with having my sheet masks sink into my skin. I will have to see how the lip gloss and hair cream goes since they are new to me. What is next? I will be writing a new Cosmetic Controversy post which has been a while since I done one. So stay tuned guys!

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