The Beauty Quadrant: Ipsy September 2019!

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

Ipsy September 2019!

It is here and it arrived in time and just after BoxyCharm since it did appear in my complex’s leasing office. Seriously? I thought it was small enough for the mail box. Oh well! This month was pretty good since it was one tool and rest was makeup. For your info, this subscription was $10 but it’s going up to $12 since they are adding more things to the subscription like picking out your fifth item and better customization with a new quiz. They are adding Glam Bag Ultimate but that is a bit pricey when I can just enjoy this bag and the Glam Bag Plus which was delivered but have to wait until Monday for the office to open up. Now onto the items!

F. A. R. A. H. Brushes Contour 210M in Midnight Blue: First up is a brush from F. A. R. A. H. and it’s a single and it’s a Contour brush! I was hoping to get a contour brush at some point since I do love to contour my outer cheeks with bronzer and this would do the trick. I do love the feel of it and the size of it since it is pretty nice and not too wide. Plus the brushes are really soft and it came in blue! Yay!
L. A. Beaute Fatale Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tough Love: A new brand to me that appeared in my Glam Bag and they are known as L. A. Beaute Fatale. This liquid lipstick coats your lips in a nice and airy formula and is it’s one of those click pens where you turn a dial which I have not gotten a lip product in that format in so long. I remembered getting a Milani lipstick in that format and I think CVS stopped selling it. I know they still sell certain lip products like this. This is a deep mauve shade and interestingly enough I have seen so many brands have products with the name “Tough Love” that maybe it fits with a mauve shade more than any other. I have to try this out and see how I feel.
Breogeo Don’t Despair Repair Leave In Hair Mask: Next is a product from Breogeo and it’s a spray leave in form of their famous Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask. I did love the one spray I got in BoxyCharm but lost it I think but hey at least I get to use a new product from them. This item is supposed to help fix up dry and damaged hair, even over processed hair like if you colored it way too much and so on. Regular use of this product also helps with strengthening hair between washing and heat styling. I do straighten my hair on certain occasions and I remembered the right side of my hair sizzling when my new flat iron touched it even with the heat protectant in. I was surprised by that and it did feel dryer still than the rest of my hair. I can’t wait to use this since I do have dry hair due to my curls.
Phase Zero MakeUp Satin Eye Shadow in Velvet: Another brand I haven’t heard of and that’s Phase Zero. This shadow is a soft and easy to blend shadow and the pigment increases with fingers or you can go subtle with a brush and build it up easily. This is a plum shade to help with smoky looks too. I have to try this out and it has a pretty good amount in the pan you get in this one. Apparently there are either one or two other shades for this bag and glad to get one of these!
Ofra X Madison Blush in Sweet Stuff: Final item is a pick one item where I got to choose from the newer collection from Ofra which they collaborated with Madison Miller. I picked her blush in Sweet Stuff since I have not tried an Ofra blush before and figured it would be nice. This blush is supposed to be very blendable, easy to build up, and doesn’t streak. It claims to be a dusty pink but it doesn’t look dusty, it looked dark in the pan. I guess it has a sheer wash when you apply and then you build it up? Maybe I have to see it. Also another thing is that you can use this blush as an eye shadow if you want to. This will be a fun item for me to try.

Well guys that is it for this month’s bag. It was a pretty good selection and glad to get to pick my fifth item. It looks like the item picks will go every month and I feel like it’s a nice little customization since I remembered so long ago and it still goes on that people complain about what they’re getting. I am grateful for what I get picked and do change up my profile to make it more interesting, heck I changed my eye color to blue since I do have some slate blue in my eyes. I can’t wait to see what Ipsy has in store for everyone in October since they are raising their price and things are changing for the subscription. I still remembered just getting the Glam Bag alone and now they have three bags to get and can’t wait to see what it’s in store for October!

Now stay tuned for my Glam Bag Plus post and of course my Allure Beauty Box is on its way at the moment! Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: BoxyCharm September 2019

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

BoxyCharm September 2019!

My BoxyCharm arrived and man it’s better than last month! As you guys know that this is a $21 box and you get four to five full size items ranging from indie to high end to luxury brands! It also ranges from skin care to hair and even tools. Let’s see what I got shall we?

Violet Voss Essentials Shadow Pallet: First is a product from Violet Voss and it’s their Essentials Eye Shadow Pallet. I have gotten the Holy Grail mini pallet through Ipsy as an add-n and liked it so far. While this one is a full-size pallet featuring eight shadows ranging from warm to cool tone and matte and shimmer. I am glad to try this item out since it was one of the three pallets you would get which you would either get this one, the Tarte Clay Play Vol. 1, and the Too Faced Natural Love Face Pallet. I wanted the Tarte one since I got Vol. 2 but I am happy either way. Even Just_Ann got this pallet and described the shades which I will type out on my vast document of pallets when I’m done here. This pallet retails for $29.99!
Dr. Brandt Hydrobiotic Sleeping Mask: Next is a skin care product by Dr. Brandt. I heard of these guys through YouTube and of course Ulta and Sephora sell their products and heard many good things. This is my first time trying them and did start using the mask right away last night. This helps the skin hydrate and get rid of redness and irritation. That is all it says and I did read while looking for how to use this item that it does help all skin types including mine. So far so good it has and I didn’t break out either or have any irritation. When I put it on last night it felt very cooling to the skin like my Up & Up Moisturizer I have been using before makeup. I have to keep on using this and see how it goes. Retail price is $52.
Moda Five Piece Eye Brush Set: Next is a brush set from Royal & Langnickle’s Moda line and happy to get these. As you know I used to draw and paint and used this companies brushes and now that they do makeup it makes them even more fun. I remembered a long time ago I got a brush set of three from this brand in a box all about eye products while this one features five brushes. They include a blender, a definer, a crease, a brow bone, and an eyebrow brush that can also double as an eyeliner brush. Which is perfect for me when it comes to eye looks on a daily basis and this set retails for $27.95 which is not bad!
Hank & Henry Blickety Black Eyeliner: Next is a brand I am glad to try out and that is Hank & Henry! I heard of this brand through What’s Up In MakeUp and they are an indie brand that is both cruelty free and vegan and this eyeliner is a pen that is long-lasting and dries down to a satin finish and perfect for hooded eyelids. Not sure if I should put this in my work kit or my weekend kit. Actually work since I can use these pens more. This retails for $20.00.
Billion Dollar Brow Micro Blading Effect: Final item is something from Billion Dollar Brows and it is an eyebrow pen. I took a try all thanks to how people are getting this in their box and I hope it comes in a different color since so far I heard people got taupe. This pen can be used as a way to go either bold or natural and the pen acts as if you’re getting the micro blade effect that people always go for. It looked like a wavy brush to me but it did tickle and did make my brows stay in place for far like a gel would do. I have to keep playing with this since it is an interesting product to me. This item retails for $18.00.

Well guys that is it! This was a really good box for what they gave this month. I am glad they have done more variations this month since last month it felt like everyone almost got the same items but I felt that my box was not that great. This one was way better since I can use all the products. The brow pen is pretty interesting since it does have a nice tip to use and of course I would use the crap out of the brushes since it is by a favorite brand of mine. I am going to keep using the sleeping mask since it was pretty good with what it does. I can’t wait to use the shadow pallet since it gives me more of the Violet Voss brand as time goes on. I did hear that next month there will probably be a Dose of Colors shadow pallet which I have been getting into that brand more all thanks to those liquid lipsticks which I cannot wait for the day during 21 Days where I can try more colors which some have caught my eye when I saved them to my favorites for that day. I did get my Ipsy so stay tuned!

The Convention Quadrant: RangerStop 7 in Orlando, FL

Before this post begins I want to say that this post is dedicated to Robert Axelrod. He just passed away yesterday and I remembered meeting him at the very first Omni Fandom Expo. He did suffer from a big surgery a year ago and Barbara Goodson did raise money for treatment at last year’s RangerStop. I still remembered going to his Sunday panel at Omni where he talked about his role as Lord Zed in Mighty Morphen Power Rangers and his work on Digimon. Rest in peace Mr. Acxlrod you were a very talented voice actor who brought a lot of entertainment to kids as they grown up like I had when I first saw Zed on screen.

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

RangerStop 7 in Orlando, FL November 8th through the 10th, 2019!

It’s Morphen Time again with RangerStop 7! Yes, another year for Orlando’s Power Rangers convention. If you were in Atlanta you probably have went to the pop culture version of this convention and probably met other familiar faces besides our favorite Rangers. Let’s see what this year has in hold for the fans that are excited for the Orlando counterpart!

Hotel: This year the convention will be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort which is in the heart of International Drive. Me and Gondras have stayed at this resort before the renovations have been done back in 2011 and 2012, we did go to AFO 2015 as attendees and seen the changes. There are more panel rooms added, ramps and stairways well small ones stair sets. If you have a wheelchair or a blind cane, watch your step as my tip. We will be staying at the hotel which the price for the discount is $109 a night. I would say book now because the rooms will go fast in time for the convention and if that happens you can stay at other places in the area, there is the La Quinta to let you know. Besides the hotel, you do have many attractions surrounding the hotel like the Orlando Eye for example, CityWalk down the road, even Universal alongside SeaWorld and their parks along with it. And for bites to eat, there are many restaurants you can go to like Red Robin for example or can order in if you wanted to if you have Uber Eats!

Tickets: There are so many tickets to choose from
You also get a 20% discount on some of them like the weekend pass with a shirt, the all weakened pass for example. One ticket I found interesting is of course the Family Plan where you can have two adults and up to five kids age’s four to twelve for $100 at the moment. For information on tickets, you can visit the link I will be providing down below!

Guests: This year there will be a lot of returning guests such as Kat Sutherland, Karen Ashley, Austin St. John, Christopher Kayman Lee, and a few new ones to add which one we are excited about! John Tui will be appearing at this year’s RangerStop for his first time. For anyone who has remembered the season SPD like we have he played Doggie Cruger in that season. Another interesting add on for any pop culture lovers and that is Samantha Newark who is known as Jerika and Jem from Jem & the Holograms! Make sure you follow RangerStop on their Facebook group because there are more guests to come. I am crossing my fingers on some and hoping to interview a few to add to our channel!

Well guys that is it for this spotlight. I know it’s short but there are new announcements to come for this convention. I do have to say is that this one is a huge blast to go to and worth the money since I did attend back in 2015. The guests are veryRangerStop Orlando Page nice and you get to hear their stories from being on the series or from their own convention experiences since they do appear at other conventions around the world. And of course with our second year of press we will be wearing the shirts and bringing the pamphlets along since we want to spread the word about our work so can’t wait for what this year brings.

What is next? Still waiting on my subscription boxes to come. I also am saying that I did join Dollar Shave Club well sued to hygiene issues…okay I was lazy in using RangerStop Tickets PageGondras’ razor from his box! Now I get one myself! It is worth it! Anyways, I am waiting on Glam Bag Plus and BoxyCharm at the moment since they got shipped out recently. So, until next time!

Also, check out the links to the tickets page and RangerStop Orlando!

The Book Quadrant: The Wicked Billionaire by. Jackie Ashenden

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I’m okay from Hurricane Dorian and here to give you guys another book review!

The Wicked Billionaire by. Jackie Ashenden

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions of the lead writer of this blog. Please respect her thoughts on this book. Thank you!

The second in the Billionaire Seals book series where we see what happens to Lucas Tate in this one. When his best friend in the Navy dies and finds out that arms dealers are after his friend’s widow, Lucas has to protect her from being in danger of being killed or having to fork over money that she doesn’t have.

Grace is an artist that has an exhibition in two weeks and doesn’t know about the danger she is in until she feels the icy eyes on her back and finds Lucas Tate in the New York streets watching her. When she finds out that her husband, Griffin Riley, was doing some illegal activity and that the people he was dealing with are after her, she has to go with Lucas in order to keep herself alive and work on her paintings in time for her first art show in order to prove to her father that she is successful as a painter despite the danger she faces.

Thoughts: This book was better than the first in my opinion. Oh yes, I had to read the first one, The Dangerous Billionaire, in order to understand what was going on since it dealt with three brothers in this series. Basically this series deals with three foster brothers, Sullivan, Van for short, Lucas, and Wolf, who were adopted by a rich billionaire who owns an oil company. Later this billionaire ends up adopting a long time friend’s daughter named Chloe and then he dies and in the first one Van has to protect Chloe from her father who is dangerous and can do anything in order to get his daughter back. Van ends up falling for Chloe and things get steamy.

In this one, this deals with Grace and Lucas and I felt this one is a better read because of how I relate to Grace due to being a former artist myself and painting is really fun if you don’t mind getting it all over yourself. Heck, I remembered getting an ink wash all over my toes and flip flops once. Anyways, it felt more personal and I liked the interactions between Lucas and Grace being more natural while Chloe and Van felt more robotic and awkward even if they were foster siblings throughout their story. I did like how Grace was first described as Lucas watched her as in being long, elegant, looking a bit like Pippy Longstocking and always fashionable and wearing gold nail polish and spending money on her art supplies which back in the day I remembered doing that myself, even with my dad, but hey it is very relatable. I did like how the romance just took a bit to develop in this one and how Lucas couldn’t keep Grace out of his mind if even she was a widow while Grace just felt like Griff was just a friend and not a husband as she painted in the book. I prefer that in a romance rather than just have it quick and done like how the first one did where the two just had one night and that’s it even if it is too tempting. Still this was a good one.

Now to the action, I felt like the action was more woven into this one as in it didn’t feel like danger was on every page, as in the first instance where a guy disguised as a police officer shows out of nowhere and Grace almost opened the door to let him in and Lucas was right behind him. Now that is good example of good The Wicked Billionaire by. Jackie Ashenden on Amazonaction. With the last one I felt like, “Bring my daughter at this spot! Leave her be!” And a picture of a kiss was taken and that is it. Nothing else. I guess there are times where the first book is not always the one that drives you in but the second does even with how much someone can wait in the shadows and keep an eye on someone while anything can happen when your eye is not in focus. Even the final action scene shown it which I won’t spoil that part which you have to read to see what I mean. Still, I felt like I was on the edge of my seat a little bit and wondering what may happen next in the book even if it goes back to a normal day where Grace has her cup of coffee and probably take out a bottle of nail polish to paint her nails and Lucas is just working out for a few hours.

Rating: 5 Star Paw Prints Out of 5! This book was a Nose-In-The-Book-Worthy Read because of how I felt relatable to Grace and that art is a passion for someone even if they’re in danger. I prefer this one over Dangerous Billionaire because of how the story flowed a lot better in this one and I prefer the action showing up more than just using a picture as black mail. I am hoping with the next one since I want to see what will Wolf do since with the Epilogue it gives a bit of a sneak peek I hope with his story? It gives me a lot of questions since throughout this book he was only called up for something important and it did reveal what it was. I would say give this one a read more due to it filling in the blanks of what had happened in the first but if you want to read the first one to get better context of what had happened first then give that one a read but to me this did a better telling and I liked the characters in this one more than Van and Chloe. That’s all I have to say!

Well guys that is it for this review! Make sure you check out the link to the book in this post and by the way this is a 21+ story in case of little eyes reading this. Next one will be a bit of Fifty Shades but hoping better than that since the author stated it has some of that. Anyways, this month will be of course my boxes coming up and will probably do another anime review later and of course will be doing my post on RangerStop 7 because we got press for that this year again! Decided to do it earlier in case of hotel discounts. So stay tuned everyone and follow our Twitter @ Nerdy SHique for the latest stuff! Until next time!

The Book Quadrant: The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant Book 3 by. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with a book review!

The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant Book 3!

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions of this blog’s lead writer. Please respect what she has to say or you will be Nice’s next Fanged Love!

Last time in our story, Michael Vanderhorst has become the King of the Vampires and found out that all of their leaders have been taken. Not only that, he also tried to reveal to his love and boss at a local library in Phoenix, Miriam Murphy, that he is a vampire. The story picks up when he starts to try and figure out where the leaders were taken and where they were being kept. Along the way, Nice shows back up since he was one of the many taken and he becomes even more obsessed with Miriam but does confess his feelings to Miriam and finds out that she has a secret of her own and something even larger that deals with her family and what they were doing for his old master, Clyne. How will Michael solve this mystery? Let’s find out!

Thoughts: Yes, I know that was a bigger description from what I wrote but decided it was time to do something completely different. I did re-read this book since work had me busy and didn’t want a data drain on my plan with my Galaxy since Wi-Fi was being wonky for the past month. Anyways, I found this book funnier the second time I read it. I did like many other pop culture references even towards the CW since they did play Vampire Diaries years ago. I still think Nice is still hilarious even if he became obsessed with Miriam even more and kept running after Michael on foot for her. I can imagine this in anime mode where you see a speeding vampire on foot and Michael just speeding away even more in an electric car. Now to the relationship!

In this book, Miriam and Michael have gotten closer despite the danger and of course with her family secret which you have to read the book to find out. Which Mimi did mention some people spoiled some stuff at the back of the book, which I am sorry for any of that in my past reviews? Anyways, it did make them a cuter couple since Michael did want her for so long and yes I did have that “Dream Weaver: moment during a few love scenes or maybe “Carless Whisper.” Hey now, this girl has a huge imagination and can insert any music I please! ::drinks Vanilla Pepsi:: I hope with the next book things go farther since it looks like Michael may have to deal with Nice next since he had vanished with Miriam. Which brings me to my next point!

I want to apologize that with the last two books I thought it was a cliff hanger towards the end. Mimi mentioned at the end that they weren’t because of them being more well-rounded endings and this one did have a rounded one with how they were able to save the vampire race but it is not over since there is supposed to be a fourth one. I guess it didn’t help that I used to watch soap operas when I was younger and felt that the endings of the first two books were cliff hanger worthy but looking at how Mimi described each ending it does make sense how they were not leaving us hanging at the end but I do have to say each ending shows want us to wonder what will happen next and that is how I feel with this one’s ending and when to see what Michael do next and what Nice may have in store for him since his obsessions lead him to doing what he did. That will be another mystery all in its own and can’t wait for the next one!

Rating: 5 Star Paw Prints Out of 5! This book deserved this rating with how the mystery continued. I did love how Miriam and Michael were able to get together finally and that more things took place. I have to say that this book does want me to find out what will take place in the next one since the ending kind of make me wondered what will happen to Miriam and what will Michael do to get her back? The last one did have him try to kill himself to protect her so let’s see what crazy scheme he may have. The comedy did flow in this one as much as the last since things have changed and each character did have good timing. Hoping that keeps going even with the next! Can’t wait!

Well guys that is it for this book! Check out the link I will be including in this post since Mimi’s work has been one of my favorite work since I have started reviewing books. Heck, I even turned one of my own students onto Accidentally [yours} since she does love vampires and that series has it. So, I do have another book The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant Book 3 On Amazonreview coming up which has been a long awaited one due to how big my NetGalley bookshelf has bene growing and need to get back into the back log of it all. Heck, books would fall off that shelf in the virtual world if this was an online game. Anyways, until next time! Stay beautiful while traveling the vast universe and anyone in Florida, stay safe during Dorian!

The Tag Quadrant: The Boujee Beauty Youtuber/Blogger Tag!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Since Hurricane Dorian is out in the Atlantic I figured I should post this before he gets close.

The Boujee Beauty YouTuber/Blogger Tag!

Disclaimer: What I am about to talk about in this tag is based on my opinion! I don’t have the same thoughts and opinions as everyone else so please respect!

Well, time for another tag! I saw this on Spooky Lips and Fat Hips’ channel through my subscription feed. I learned about her through Angelica Nyquist and thought I would check her out and even Karen Harris also mentioned her. She is a gothic YouTuber that loves makeup and when I watched her video since other people did it too she tagged everyone who was watching. I figured it would be fun to do a post since I am not only on YouTube but also here on Word Press! So enjoy what I have to say!

Would you rather buy one expensive/luxury or a group of items for the same kind of money? Hmmm! I would say there are times where I do get one expensive item and then get a lower priced item unless I have a coupon while other times I do buy one or two or maybe many items for a certain amount since I do love my drugstore items more than a luxury or expensive item. I do pay my bills so I do think about what I will be spending even with the upcoming 21 Days of Beauty where I am just focusing on three items at the moment.
When you’re buying products do you believe in the phrase “You get what you paid for?” Sometimes yes while other times no. There are the everyday YouTuber that reviews items honestly and that makes me think about purchasing the item since that’s important because if you buy something that is extremely expensive and it turns out crappy then it’s not worth it. Plus, there are items I have gotten that either aren’t reviewed really high that work out for me and times where that product was not that great in the end. It can be a win type situation depending on what you get. Plus, there are times when I do buy items I really love and continue purchasing because it did work out in the end.
What’s the most expensive item you have purchased with your own money? I would say my Jeffree Starr Blue Blood Bundle! As you know that I love the color blue and it is our color aesthetic for this blog and this past spring Jeffree Starr released his Blue Blood pallet and it became the Hunger Games over on his site, Beautylish, and Beauty Bay! I got the bundle with the pallet and the mini liquid lipsticks for $100 because I wanted to try his lipstick formula and oh man it was worth it! I wore Abused to my friends’ birthday party this year and they thought it looked amazing on me and I do love the root beer scent that Jeffree puts in his lipsticks and they are more moisturizing than others. While the pallet, on the other hand, I have to keep it from being used so much because the colors are so amazing in pigmentation! I wished I tried his stuff earlier but glad to do it now!
Are you willing to buy products at full price or at a discount? Both! Because there are times that a product is really new and I must have my paws on it that I wait for the release like for instance the Urban Decay Naked Honey pallet coming out in September since I do love the Naked series and have been collecting the pallets and do use them time to time. While other times they do go on sale and I do love the coupons and the discounts places give out like E. L. F., Colour Pop and even Ulta! I love Ulta’s point system and even their sales like 21 Days of Beauty where they do a day for certain products from 25% off to half price. I can’t wait for this coming one since I have my eye on Tarte’s blushes, the Dose of Colors lipsticks, and the Urban Decay eye pencils. And I did love my birthday discount which as Platinum I get $10 off and since I am close to Diamond I think I get something different. I will see how that goes. I do save my points like I did this past birthday so I am saving my points for the Naked Honey.
Where do you shop beauty products the most? I would say both Ulta and Target! Reason being is that Target tends to have their beauty items cheaper than most places like CVS, Walgreens, even Walmart when they say they have the lowest prices but I am asking again, do you guys feel like Walmart is raising their prices? I feel it. Anyways, I do use Shipt and Target is my number one place for food and beauty products when I need them in a pinch especially skin care. I am loving the Up & Up brand since I am trying their moisturizer which I am going to say is that it’s better get drugstore items for skin care since they are stepping up. While Ulta, like everyone else, they have an amazing points system which you can save them for money off a higher end to luxury item. Remembered when I mentioned my birthday? I saved up to $20 in points to buy myself my new flat iron, the new Urban Decay foundation, and a bottle of my favorite Wet N Wild foundation and added my birthday coupon. Plus, there are times where they do really good sales on different departments like around Christmas they do a certain percentage on hair tools, they do that 21 Days of Beauty sale twice a year, even 20% off at random times with the different tiers of membership where you can also use it on prestige brands. Not only is that BoGO also good too! For instance, I got half off on one Maybelline mascara recently when I bought another tube of the Angel Falsies mascara.
How often do you get your nails and/or hair done? Normally I do those things at home! I remembered getting a French manicure and it broke on me in two days because my nails get abused due to my typing and also washing dishes. I also rather buy my own nail polish, top coat, and base coat, and of course nail polish remover which would cost you the same as a manicure at a salon or beauty school. While hair, the last time I had it done professionally was highlights at a beauty school in town which I may not go to again since they made my hair go twiggy after blow drying it and putting hair spray. That is a bad thing and I had to put so much of my R&B to get it back to normal, oh right Shine So Bright too! I am not sure who teaches the hair coloring department but hair spray and hair drying after getting it done is bad since you hair can get damaged after chemicals touch it or it’s depending on the type of hair you do it on. Besides, when I get my hair flat ironed it is my own flat iron which I did get a new one from Con Air and using the Marc Anthony Hair Dryer cream as my protectant. I also rather trust my tools over the professional ones and plus sometimes you are paying a lot for a hair stylist to do it too. I think the next time I will have my hair done professionally is my wedding.
Do you prefer long or short nails? Short! I do love the ease of long nails for scratching that annoying itch but I hate it when they break so often so I clip them and plus I do read Braille so one false scratch there it goes!
Which makeup brush brand is your favorite? Like Lacey in her video I get my brushes from so many brands it is not even funny. I mainly get them through my boxes every month like Ipsy, Glam Bag Plus, heck BoxyCharm got some during July, and I think I got one or two in Allure so far. Plus, I do buy them on special from Ipsy and of course from Amazon because you can get really good brush sets for good prices. Oh right, even Coastal Scents have good brushes and you hardly hear about them on YouTube anymore.
High end or drugstore mascara? I admit both! I tend to have my mascaras last more than three months. I know it’s a hygiene issue but if it’s still liquidy then I am good or if my eyes hurt slightly or water then it has to go! My all-time favorite high end mascara has to be the Urban Decay Perversion mascara because of how great it curls my lashes and even lengthens them. I remembered getting my first sample of it in my Ipsy bag and then more samples followed suit until Ulta put it on sale for the 21 Days of Beauty and this mascara stays liquidy even past its expiration date and it took me so long to finish it before it dried too. While my favorite drugstore one goes to Rimmel London because the Super Curl is better than the Roller Lash from Benefit in my opinion because it does the same as that one! And of course I do enjoy the ones from Maybelline like the Colossal Cat Eye, the Angel Push Up, and now added Lash Discovery which is holding up pretty well so far.
Think of your favorite makeup brand, is it drugstore, high end, luxury, or indie? I would say my favorite drugstore brands are of course Wet N Wild and NYX Professional Makeup because those two were my starts in makeup. I still remember how my first lip gloss came from Wet N Wild and it was from a Kmart that used to be open up the street from my parents’ place which is now an Ulta. While NYX had more of the items I liked to use and even with the packaging since I prefer using concealers in jars over wands, even have eye primers in jars, heck I prefer the Hydro Touch primer the most since my skin is so dry. When it comes to high end, Urban Decay was my gateway into that side since my first item from them, full size by the way, was their Naked Basics pallet. I have grown a lot when it came to my makeup choices.
Considering your answers do you think you’re boujee? Nope! The thing is you don’t have to spend a lot to love makeup. Yes, I do like getting some of the higher end stuff but I do love going back to my drugstore roots when it comes to skin care, hair care, and of course the makeup staples. It’s not like I spend a lot on Chanel clothes and always buy Natasha Denona makeup pallets, you mainly see me using a BH Cosmetics pallet or a Wet N Wild trio time to time when most of my other high end stuff come from subscriptions or just get them from sales if I can. One good example is the Sephora birthday gift a few years ago when I got the Marc Jacobs gift. It was not worth it because the lipstick felt like I was wearing Cream Cup from Mac when their Spooky Lips and Fat Hips aka Lacey’s Channellipsticks around $17 each while Marc Jacobs is up in the $50 range. I even remembered how Gondras’ mom got mad at a seasonal worker at Lush who treated me badly and even caused my skin rash had a schpeel about how I could just go into Sephora for my skin care needs when I just go to Target instead and plus with Lush I can get way more than just shopping from Sephora, just saying.

Anyways, that is it for this post! I know it was a lot and I feel like it was easy for me to say this stuff in blog format. I will link you guys to Lacey’s channel since she is a really good YouTuber and I enjoyed what she had to say in her video. I will have the next book review up since I am re-reading The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant Book 3. Stay tuned!

The Favorites Quadrant: July & August 2019

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

July and August 2019 Favorites!

August is ending and you know what that means! It is time for another bi-monthly favorites. This year has gone by fast and soon I will be celebrating a year moving away on my own from Orlando. I still remember how I was looking for places, packing, and so on. Even though that may happen again but now I am still at my place. Anyways, I do have a quite a few favorites but let’s start with my subscription review!

Subscriptions: BoxyCharm was great last month but not so great this month. I felt like that July had better products since I felt more at ease using what I got in there. I love the Butter London pallet because the colors are up my alley and they are so pigmented and easy to blend. I did use this in my No Brand Tag video due to how easy it is to navigate. I do use my Appeal pencil for work whenever I have a green eye look and did like the brushes but the foundation brush got gunked up easily after blending my foundation in. I do still have the other two where I sometimes use the smaller one to use on my under eyes and the crease one as a blending brush. I did finish the lip gloss because I felt that it was not much in the container but it did feel good on my lips and the mask was okay, not my cup of tea since I prefer the ones from Lush in Rosy Cheeks, Cup O Coffee, and Oat Fix. While August, I didn’t like it as much as July’s. I was happy to get a Becca product since that is the setting powder. I am using my NYX Translucent Pressed all over my face since I want to finish that up before I use my Wet N Wild one and the Becca one and I saw that Allure sneak peeked one from Laura Mercie in September so can’t wait for that one. I am glad to get powders in boxes because it saves me money at the store. I am using the Wonder Beauty Glow Ahead Oil every night to help with moisture and it’s not bad of a product either. The Tarte Big Ego Mascara is pretty good so far, I don’t have bad flakes like most other ones out there and did not touch my Pur Cosmetics mask due to the one I got from July. I did not use the false lashes since I don’t use them ever since I am using mascara and my lashes look fine on their own. I am hoping September is better since the sneak peeks have not revealed much so hoping it will be better.

Allure Beauty Box: I feel like I am enjoying this one as time goes on despite one month being a meh month so far which Gondras did make a good point that these boxes are like Loot Boxes since you don’t know what you’re getting or what everyone is getting. July’s was pretty good since it was a collaboration with Huda Katan who owns Huda Beauty. I love the liquid lipstick as always and still using the hair product to this day. I remembered the hair product samples running out so quickly but not this one and that’s a good thing. I will still give the lashes away. I did try using the Tony Moley mask but it was hard to get out of the packaging so I threw it out and just used a snail mask I already had and did put the eye pencil from Urban Decay into my liner bag. While this month’s box, I am enjoying the water cream since I do love using moisturizers. I am also using the eye cream before I put down any concealer and enjoying the Cargo lipstick. I think I lost the topaz glitter and did put my Benefit mascara in my big Caboodle. I can’t wait for September’s box to see how the products will go for me.

Ipsy: July and August were pretty good because I was able to get another eyeliner pen for work and of course enjoyed the curl cream from Twisted Sister. I did get a full size tube. I find it better than the Marc Anthony one and my curls just become more bouncy with this one. The Benefit Mascara is in my big Caboodle and did wear the Balm eye shadow with my Space Case shadow that is also lavender. I do like how they blended together. I may have to try out the full on Tea pallets from the Balm. I did put the Ciate London highlight I got in my Z Pallet with a magnet since I have one pallet for any face products I get. This did blend like a dream and very easy to apply. While August was also pretty good with the selection. I got two lip products, one which is a lip balm from Inc.redible and Adesse. I found the lip balm okay wished it was in a pot since it says “Jelly Shot” and I think an item in a pot over a stick. While the lip item from Adesse I need to try out still. I am enjoying the Coco Cabana cream which I’m using it on my hands since the soap at work is very drying and it helps with the moisture out. It does smell like coconut which is a good thing.

Glam Bag Plus: Glam Bag Plus for July and August was amazing and these two months I was able to get something I wanted and that was the Purlisse Green Tea Moisturizer which I have not opened yet since I still have primers to use and of course getting to try out more Wonder Beauty items, got the Mauve Obsessions pallet from Huda, and so much more. I was happy the most when it came to another Suva Beauty item which is the Hydrating Drops which I am planning to try out soon. I am also excited with the Balm pallet that I got this month due to it containing major hit products. I am going to be super excited about getting makeup bags with this subscription starting in October since Ipsy is growing and glad to be back with them since last year.

Favorite Pallet: Tarte Be Naturally You: I did get this item in a BoxyCharm but it seems like I am reaching it a lot more than usual. I feel as though that Tarte doesn’t get out of their neutral comfort zone but at the same time they have amazing eye shadows with the Amazonian Clay formula. I did get the Clay Play Vol. 2 recently since Ulta had a sale this month and since I am getting back into Tarte they seem to grab my money the most with pallets. I tend to use this pallet more for work related looks for any clothing that may have brown in the color mix or something that would match and yes there are the shimmer shadows but not everyone that is able to see at work notices. They are very blendable and glad to get this and will keep on using it.
Butter London Natural Goddess Pallet: Another favorite pallet is the Butter London Natural Goddess and also got this in BoxyCharm. This is my first Butter London item and glad to try them out this way and it is a pretty summery pallet due to the green and the teal in this pallet. I do use this for work if I need a pop of green and brown mix and a neutral teal look without going crazy for work. I did use this in my No Brand Tag video which is on YouTube and used the teal side for it. This is a pretty to use pallet where the shadows just line up who they are supposed to and glad to get some use out of this. I think I have dents already in these. Way to go Butter London!

Fave Hair Product: Twisted Sister Curl Activator Cream: Next is fave hair products and I have to give it to the Twisted Sister Curl Activator since this is better than the Marc Anthony Curl Cream that I tried from Ipsy. This was up for grabs as an Ipsy Shopper item and decided to get it after loving the sample I received. This does not make my curls feel sticky at all and the smell is good and glad it is not in a squeezy packet like the Marc Anthony. I prefer a squeeze tube so I can control it and for sanitation as well as product control. This was not even that expensive which I was worried about since it is a UK based brand. I am glad it is a drugstore priced brand and will be buying this.
Marc Anthony Bye Bye Frizz Hair Dryer Cream: I use this item as a heat protectant even with my straightening iron and it does help from damaging my hair even further. I am glad to use this more as a heat protectant since that one heat protectant cream I tried is a spray which I wish they kept it as a cream since you have more control with a cream over a spray. I do love the scent of this product and it does help keep my hair smooth.

Fave Lip Product: Maybelline Lip Ink Color: Next is a drugstore lip stick and that is the Maybelline Lip Ink Lip Colors. I got into these all thanks to Allure mentioning the one in Pioneer and had to get it. I picked it up through Shipt and worn it around work and got compliments. I do have one in Inspirer but this one is more drying. I think the City line is more drying or it’s just this one? I have to keep using it to see how well it goes but I think Pioneer is my favorite one.
Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks: I am enjoying the liquid lipsticks from Dose of Colors which I remembered starting getting one through BoxyCharm and then got it in their Charm Shop and now got one of the minis from Ulta. It looks like I will be getting more of these since they will be an item in the 21 Days of Beauty this time around and the reason why I like these is that they aren’t too heavy, smooth in application, and they smell great! I can’t wait to see what shades I can get my paws on this time!

Fave Blush: E. L. F. Primer Infused Blush in Always Rosy: Next is a blush since it’s been forever ago I have mentioned one and I give it to the E. L. F. Primer Infused Blush in Always Rosy. I heard so many good things about these blushes and had to try them out and found a Free Shipping sale and got one of them. I decided to go with Always Rosy since it is my go to blush shade and man this is such an easy to apply shade and you don’t have to go wild on it either for pigmentation. I know E. L. F. can be hit or miss but this product is a hit in my book!
Alomar Blush Pallet: I got one of these in BoxyCharm and there are times it’s hard to resist grabbing it to use. This is a great product for the price if you bought it for retail price since it is around $13 for three shades. You can mix and match but I like to use the middle shade in Perdicio I think that it’s called. Glad to enjoy this item.

Fave Brow Product: Mellow Brow Pencil in Dark Brown: I know it sounds weird but all thanks to getting this in BoxyCharm I have been loving it! I have been using this to set my brows after using my Control Freak brow gel and my Tame & Frame in Chocolate on the weekends. I like how the tip makes the product go on smoothly and it is not too hard nor pull the brows. I hope to try more items since I did get an eyeliner pen by these guys in Ipsy I believe?

Fave Sponge: Juno & Co.: I heard about these guys through Hot Mess Mama MD on YouTube and when Ipsy das doing an Ipsy Offer with a set of sponges and a cleaner I had to try this out and man tried and using a sponge from them currently and oh man! It was not a regret! This blends my foundation so well and even the solid cleanser is pretty good too! This sponge is very well made and porous and easy to make the foundation glide with the flat side, the butt side and now using the opposite side from the flat one to blend my shadow more. I have to keep on using this one and also try the other two.

Fave Book: Break the Day by. Lara Adrian: Yes, Lara Adrian finally released book 16 of the Midnight Breed series! I was waiting for this one and even happier since it was following Rafe this time due to the end of the last one, Claimed in Shadows, shown how he got hurt and almost cost the lives of the Breed and their mates alongside the new baby that Rinata and Nikolai brought into the world. Not only that we get to see another Breed female by the name of Devani and I find her pretty awesome since she wanted to go for music but a tragedy caused her to go after Opus Nostrim to avenge her family’s death. I think I prefer how the Breed Males and Females work with each other like this like how Chase and Tavia did adoring the final book of the first ten books and wishing they keep bringing more Breed females since of course Tavia is looking for more of them. Who knows what they will uncover next. Apparently 17 is coming out next year and can’t wait for that one either. I may read the Dark Hunters since that expands on the Hunter Breed where Hunter came from and we already had two novellas that dealt with two of them and of course we did get how Hunter hooked up with Corinne in Book 9.

Well, that’s it for now guys! I will have another book review up for you next1
Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: Ipsy August 2019!

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

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2019!

It’s finally here guys and glad to get it! It was in Transport Limbo at FedEx until it finally shipped out recently. I understand that add-ons can cause it to delay except it sucks that it’s close to the twenty-fifth. Enough of that! This subscription is $10 until October because it’s going up by $12 due to some new perks like picking one item and getting five add-ons. I can’t wait for October! Watch, September will fly before I know it. Anyways, let’s get into the bag!

Add-Ons: I didn’t mean to buy any but Ipsy would not shut up even when you press the VO+Spacebar on No Thanks! Anyways, I did get a few items from the add-ons and they are two brushes and a shadow. First is the Royal & Langnickle Cheek Blush Brush in Rose Gold. You all know I love me some rose gold and this brush caught my ears. This is a nice fluffy brush and meant for blush. I will be trying this out! I also got a brush from SL Miss Glam and it’s their E66 Angled Eye Brush! I want these brushes in my Glam Bag since they are amazing even with eh quality. I have some sets and man they are so soft. Glad to find this item along with the Suva Beauty eye shadow in Barbecue. It’s weird to hear shadows named after condiments but hey it’s their idea so not complaining. It claims to be water-resistant and very opaque. This is also supposed to be easy to apply which Madison Miller said that it’s best to apply these with your fingers. I think I will apply with a brush which you can. This is a plum foil color so can’t wait to try it!

Items:

Sol de Janiero Coco Cabana Cream: First is an item I was a curious kitten about ever since BoxyCharm had it and that’s the Coco Cabana Cream from Sol de Janiero. This brand is famous for the Bum Bum Cream and glad to try their newer cream. It’s been a while since I got anything lotion related in my bag and glad to get this. This smells like coconut cream pie! People say it smells like popcorn but I smell coconut. This cream contains coconut oil and acai oil alongside ceven coconut sugar and one ingredient that is hard to spell to help with hydration even for dry skin types over time. I am glad to get this!
Inc.redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher in X Revenge: Next is another item from Inc.redible and that is their Jelly Shot Lip Quencher which is a lip balm. I thought it was going to be in a pot but it’s a stick. This lip balm contains avocado oil, rice bran oil, and Vitamin E to help with moisture. I did run this across my lips and didn’t feel it so I have to try it further. Glad to get a lip balm again.
Adesse All Day Lip Crayon in Beverly Boulevard: Next is a product by Adesse and glad it’s full-size. This is also a lip moisturizing product that has Vitamin E and many other oils blended to keep the lips moisturized from work to night with a high impact color. The shade is a deep rose and glad to try this out!
Luxie Beauty 237 Dream Catcher Blending Brush: Next is a brush from Luxie Beauty. I love this brand oh so much! I am glad to get another brush but surprised by how small it is! I think this is more of a detailed blending brush for your crease. Wait, it is meant for the crease! Okay, makes sense! I did get the highlighter brush from this same line in an Ipsy bundle from Offers and love how it feels. I can’t wait to use this on my eyes. Keep the Luxie brushes coming guys!
Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Weekend Super Heroes: Finally is another nail polish from Nails Inc. This time it’s a green color! I remembered redoing my quiz and it asked about nail colors and I checked off green so that is how I got green in both boxes. This is a cool khaki color which I can’t wait to try. I wished I had it earlier because it could have gone well with my khaki pants this week. Anyways, it is supposed to be glossy and long lasting so I will see how that goes. I am so glad for nail polishes appearing in both this bag and my Glam Bag Plus!

Now onto items I finished:

I Am Trash Perfume: I am not going to write in French since it can be butchered so I am using the English name here. This was the smallest sample I have ever gotten and it did smell good but faded too quickly. When I wore it to work it faded by lunch time and that sucked. I also notice that it is pretty pricey for what you get even in a set which Ipsy had as an offer but it was over $100. Sorry but I get perfumes cheaper than that and last longer, one good example is my Harley Quin perfume from Hot Topic. It is a nice and musky smell that lasts all day!

So, that is it for this month’s bag! All I have to say this was pretty good for what I got. I can’t wait for the new updated bag in October where I can pick one item on both sides which will be fun. I did get to pick one item in this bag once and it was great. I can’t wait for what September may bring and crossing my fingers that no hurricanes take place since it’s the peak of the season. So, until next time stay beautiful while traveling the universe!

The Book Quadrant: THe Riddle of the Sphinx by. Alexander Montague

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with a new book review!

The Riddle of the Sphinx by. Alexander Montague

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts of the lead writer of this blog. Please respect her thoughts and opinions on this literary work.

Synopsis: This book gives off three perspectives with one boy escaping Tyran on horseback to a student in Princeton going through a love affair that leads to trouble, and finally ends a lawyer trying to find out about himself at his job and how he fits in.

Thoughts: I know that was a short description of the book but it was pretty much written like that on the NetGalley page for it. This book was an interesting read. Even though it says it’s a psychological drama but I didn’t see much in the first part of the book since it deals with a shah losing power in 1970s Tiran and yes it does lead with the seeing how a boy kind of has a sexual relationship with a boy and then ends with a so-called death and goes to Princeton. Apparently this book follows a boy named Kavan in the beginning and I think his name gets changed to Eric from what I’m seeing and it shows how he has a thing for men since we see it early on in the book with a friend that ended up going missing and was tricked in going with a teacher to be in a radical group. Then we go to many years later where Eric is a college student and meets a guy named Mark who ends up dating each other and this causes some complications when he meets up with the shah prince Ali and somehow they were seen to be connected and an article kind of makes things more complicated. This book was pretty complicated even though when it got to Princeton I felt the story was more cohesive due to how it is a young man exploring his gay side and able to love himself and his partner. I wished the Princeton stuff was the entire story since the older Eric was him in the start of the book where he has a wife and two daughters. I wonder if this book is supposed to do three stories with different possibilities.

I did find it strange is that I was wondering why did this book had the title The Riddle of the Sphinx and it did get revealed towards the end where Eric has a dream seeing himself in Princeton and him as a boy and he wonders why is he seeing these two versions of himself where the Princeton one fell ill with AIDS while the kid him was trying to head home when he remembered being brought to Paris. I just wondered is that did he get found with the group of boys in the desert somehow and was rescued with the rest of them? I would like to know. I have a feeling the riddle deals with how different lives can be experienced by the same person but the outcome is always survival since the boy version was that he survived the desert trying to find his friend but got tricked, his Princeton version was in a great relationship until a guy he spent a night with screwed it up and causes a break up and leading to his contraction with AIDS with a stranger even though he thought it wasn’t real but survived potential suicide, and now his adult version where he wonders if being a lawyer was what he really wants and his daily life is his survival? That is what I can tell from what I read.

Rating: 3 Star Paw Prints Out of 5! I found that this book should have just stuck with Princeton instead of having the other two parts to it. I found it more intriguing since it did show the drama of college life and how someone can get into a homosexual relationship depending on who you are with easily. Well, love is love and can’t judge it. I did find it funny that the wife in the end of the book did figure out that Eric was into men but didn’t want to leave him because it would look bad since they are a couple that is seen out in public a lot. Even though this was an interesting read but it was kind of confusing and the title for it was hard to fit in my mind. Doesn’t mean I can’t leave the link in case you guys want to read.

Well guys that is it for this post! I hope I won’t take too long with any of the other books since I have so many to read. Now hoping my Ipsy does come soon since I still need to post that! So stay tuned!
The Riddle of the Sphinx Book Link

The Beauty Quadrant: Glam Bag Plus August 2019!

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

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus August 2019!

It’s that time of the month where I get my Glam Bag Plus! This is the upgraded version of the regular Glam Bag but you get full size items and it is only $25 a month. A new bit of news that starting in October there will be a makeup bag included. Wasn’t there one in every other box when they started? At least it will be showing up again. I will talk about the changes to the regular Glam Bag when I get it in a few days. Let’s see what I got!

Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Cleanser: First product is from Murad and it’s an exfoliator. I wanted to try this brand for a long time now ever since Bunny has mentioned them but the price got me. This cleanser helps refine the skin to help with it to absorb other skin care and it contains glycolic and lactic acids that help with breaking down any dead skin cells to improve turnover. It also has salicylic acid to help clean the pores of any excess sebum and the hahoba beads are able to help with cleaning the skin. When I found out I was getting this in my box this month I was happy about it since I am going through a too much skin care phase at the moment and my Three Times Sublime is helping me with that. When I run out I am going to use this and man it’s a huge tube of cleanser! I think it will last me a good while!
The Balm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Pallet: Man that’s a long title but I did get a full on The Balm pallet this month! I love this brand and what I have tried in the fun size form whehther its lip items or face items, I loved it! This pallet contains shadows, blushes, a bronzer, and highlighter for an all-in-one travel friendly pallet. This also includes crowd pleasing shades that mix and match very well. I can’t wait to use this pallet since I have loved the shadows I have tried from the pallets they have released, heck I finally got the Nude Beach Pallet in a bundle last month. If you haven’t tried these guys I suggest doing so!
Suva Beauty Liquid Illuminating Drops in Trust Fund: Yay! Another Suva product! I loved the Hydro Liner from these guys after getting it in my first Glam Bag Plus and glad to try out another item. These drops are a face highlighter which are supposed to be waterproof, which is a good thing since it does rain a lot here in Florida, it also contains pomegranate extract, Vitamin E, and natural emollients to give that everlasting glow. I can’t wait to give these ago since they are supposed to be waterproof and of course having friends visit this weekend and the weather says rain then I will put these to the test!
F. A. R. A. H. Show Me Now Brush Set: Next is a five brush set from F. A. R. A. H. Brushes! I love this brand among the others when it comes to brushes! Some people have complained these brushes feel cheap but I think they feel lightweight and great since it’s better to have that than a heavy handled brush even if it’s $50 for the set. Not kidding guys, that is how much it retails for. I remembered getting a similar set in a similar size as an add-on before I joined this side of Ipsy and have gotten other brushes in the Glam Bag as well, I think the last one from these guys was a double ended brush and that was great! I would say give these guys a chance!
Sundays Nail Polish in #44: Last product is a nail polish by Sundays! I never got to try these guys in the regular Glam Bag since for months I didn’t get any nail polishes until a few months ago. These polishes are supposed to be very pigmented, very shiny, and claim to be long lasting which that will be put to the test on my nails since I do wash my hands and type at the speed of light. Also, this brand has polishes that are 10-Free which means they are free from the harmful chemicals that are found in other nail polishes. The shade with this one is a cool, minty green which excited me since I do love wearing green polishes. I will so wear this one next!

Well guys that is it for this post! Wait! I do have to mention one thing I did finish from my Glam Bag Plus!

Sunday Riley C. E. O. Moisturizer: Yes, I finally finished this this past week and glad I did. I normally don’t do Vitamin C moisturizers but wanted to see how this went. It didn’t irritate my skin at first but when I added the Pixie Glow Tonic and the facial pads I picked up from Ipsy’s Offers page that was when it started irritating a bit. I think it’s due to the ingredients not meshing well and trying to finish up the Pixie stuff since I am now using a Target Up & Up Moisturizer for sensitive skin of course! It did smell good and it did last me two to three months with how big the jar was. I won’t purchase this product even though they do carry sensitive skin friendly items but they are so overpriced! This item is $65 alone! I can buy three to four containers of Celestial from Lush for that price and one container lasts me even longer despite it being a smaller size than this product. Sorry Sunday Riley I prefer my drugstore moisturizers and if I wanted to go back, Celestial is also my favorite.

Now that completes this post! I am glad that Ipsy is getting a major upgrade and glad to hear that new makeup bags will come with this box. I am so happy with what I got this month and can’t wait to try everything out! Next will be a book review so stay tuned!