Cosmetic Controversy: The Safety of Using Cosmetic Testers in Stores!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Today, I am bringing you a new Cosmetic Controversy and it deals with what we never thought of and that is…Cosmetic Controversy: Using the MakeUp Testers In Store

Recently, there was a story where a woman got Herpes from using a makeup tester on her lips and the interesting thing is that it does take time to get the virus unless you had it already but it can also bespread, sorry to be gross but this disease is usually spread through kissing, sex, and skin to skin and I bet you are wondering how can a lip product can spread it? Well, spit from someone who has the HSV1 can end up in items that are used in everyday life such as cups, towels after wiping your face, and you guessed it, lipsticks, lip glosses, and even lipliners. Even though 67% of people are infected with this virus, it is invisible and can be spread in many ways and people don’t really show signs immediately, which it may take some time to show up. The question is did the person who contracted it try the lipstick a few days to a week before and it started showing days later? Or did it take a month? Well, according to one article, the woman went into a Sephora in Hollywood and tested the lipstick two years ago, 2015, and contracted the virus after using the tester. Yes, this virus can be common but when you look at it, anyone can touch the testers and use it on themselves and that can spread germs in those testers we see at Ulta, Target in their NYX section, and even at Sephora.

Yes, we do love to test a certain product such as a foundation, concealer, and even a lip product but applying directly on that spot can be a major health risk which you may not know what the person before you may have. Take my experience for example.

Here in Orlando we have a ton of makeup stores in the Millenia Mall which include Ulta in the plaza next door, MAC, Sephora, and NYX. So, since I was at the Apple Store for workshops in April, this was around the time I got my anniversary gift from MAC and have gone through many swatches on my hands and picked up a lipstick from the metallic line they released at the time and then went to NYX during the weekend and decided to look at the Matte Lipstick line since I haven’t gotten any in a very long time. I decided to try out Alabama and the girl asked, “Do you want to swatch it on your lips or hands?” I just froze knowing that the lips was a very bad idea and did the hand thing. I did have another recent experience since I started loving the Lip Lingeries and the girl asked if I wanted to try it on as well and said, “No thanks!”

I bet you are wondering, why didn’t I swatch on my lips? Well, I was smart enough not to. Like I said above we don’t know who swatched before us and plus with all the makeup testers on display they do build up a lot of germs and bacteria due to the periods of time being out. Good Morning America even tested the samples by taking swatches to a lab and they found that the samples they took found that nine out of the 25 samples that were tested at a lab had bacteria growing and three out of these were even growing yeast which is not a good thing. Even though these testers would have bacteria that might be normal but some people can be compromised with what might be found.

What can I get? I bet you are wondering besides the Herpes that was mentioned above, there are many things that you can get from some testers, you can also get things like rashes and pink eye since people not only touch their face but also rub their eyes. Trust me, I had an eye infection myself and it’s not fun. Some other things include strep, E-Coli, and Staff infections. Even though the person working there does use hygenic practices, the person walking in and trying the product out at the counter probably isn’t, just imagine going to the bathroom and see someone walk out without washing their hands and they go in and try that awesome Lush lotion by dipping their dirty finger that may have contained salsa from Chipotle! Or go into Sephora and take the Kat Von D liquid lipstick and put it on their lips and walk away! Trust me, my brother’s ex-wife always swatched the lip glosses from the pallets on her lips when I was with her back in the early 2000s. I know, yuck!

What should I do? Do your best in not using the testers! If you want to try out a tester like a lip product or a face product, go to an associate where they give you an applicator. Lush gives you a popsicle stick to try out their lip scrubs as an example. Or why not get a sample of that particular item since some stores do that especially Sephora and Lush, there are times when Ulta gives you the little sample packets if you’re lucky enough.

Another thing is that I saw this in one video where people go around to stores to use the applicators to put the makeup on themselves and they have sanitization stations next to their products which means sanitize before you try or ask if the person to sanitize it.

And my own tip is to buy a particular product that you really want! For instance, remember my NYX story earlier? I knew the shades I wanted in the lipsticks and did asked for a particular Prismatic shadow in Frostbite and went to the counter to check out without swatching because I went in and knew the product I was aiming for and got it. If you don’t like it, take it back for a refund because there are stores that are good with return policies.

One thing from the experts I didn’t mention, with eye products don’t test them on your eyes especially mascaras! Mascara is known for building bacteria over time and our eyes are the most sensitive and the lashes not only are supposed to protect your eyes from dust but can get infected from the tester mascara. Even with eye shadows would go the same way, so test the shadows on your hands to see if the shade will look great or ask the associate what shade would look best since our eye colors can match with certain shades and others not so much. And with mascaras, I would do the same thing like with the last tip and that is aim for that product, if you need to read or watch reviews on that product before buying. It is best to see the reviews rather than putting yourself at risk. Oh right…goes the same with eyeliner!

And one more thing, if you need to then carry your own applicators! I know the associates tend to have them out or in their aprons but you can get small applicators for cheap and carry them in your bag or makeup bag and toss them out as you go or use a snack Ziploc bag to toss out in case of no trash cans in the store. There is also taking mini Q-tips as well in case that doesn’t work, still B. Y. O. A. as in Bring Your Own Applicators!

And for the workers, please for the love of peace and doughnuts! Be as hygenic as possible especially new employees! We don’t know who walks into your stores even during fluseason where people sneeze without the elbow for protection. (Trust me, I had a kid cough on me once at the mall and got worse with the cold I already had! So glad for the flu shot!) This means keep your brushes clean, sanitize makeup and toss the items when they reach expiration date and hand out more applicators or use popsicle sticks. The cleaner the better.

Well, that is it! I know that was a bit gross but this has been a bit of a problem and did experience it myself. Yes, it is nice to try things but can’t do it on the eyes nor lips since we don’t know who touched it before. Plus, to the one who got Herpes hoping they do get some treatment because yeah she risked it but should’ve swatched on the hand instead.

Not sure what will happen next on Nerdy Shique Universe! I have some books to read and knowing that it will take me through to Holiday Matsuri which I am planning on doing the Last Minute HM Info like always! Until next time!

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Shopping: Holiday Gift Guide 2017!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It is November and we are getting closer to Christmas and you know what that means! It is time for a gift guide here. I have done gift giving advice here and back on Myspace when it was a thing and now it is time for a gift guide in case if you need some ideas!

MakeUp Sets: First is makeup sets! We all know the beauty lovers in our lives and getting that perfect makeup gift would help. We do have the beginners and experts that we know when it comes to makeup and Holiday time is when the brands come out with their own makeup set. I have gotten some in the past and even purchased a few for myself this year and they are worth it. Some of the makeup sets that are big this year include Tarte’s Holiday sets which you can find at Ulta and Sephora depending on who has what, Kat Von D’s Saint & Sinner pallet which would be a big one to ask on any list, but if you want to go for drugstore E. L. F. has released a lot of sets from brushes to highlighters and even stocking stuffer gifts. If you want a better list of sets, I would suggest watching Kat and Hayleigh (sorry if I butchered the spelling) on Beauty News since they talk a lot about new releases even for holiday and Jen Luv’s Reviews for new holiday releases every week on What’s Up In MakeUp and I suggest joining the Facebook group since everyone helps in suggesting products so asking for what gift to ask for or get for someone special they are willing to help. Heck, they helped me with selfie advice.

When it comes to some sets I would suggest, I would suggest the Ulta sets in Be Gorgeous, Beauty Treasures, and Love MakeUp because not only you get a lot of makeup but it does come in nice cases that you can keep. If you have someone that loves jewelry boxes, I would suggest the Beauty Treasures because you can remove the face and eye pallets for convenience since they are not in the signature plastic casing like the Be Gorgeous one. Plus you can go through the drawers very easily for what you need for instance, one drawer is for the concealers and eye primers, another one is for the brow powders, gel liners, cream shadows, and eye topcoats, and the last drawer has the lip items, the brow mascara, and a blush brush and dual ended eye brush. You would pay a bit more for this and good thing is the eye pallet has a lot of warm and cool shades to play with. If you have someone that loves train cases more for convention travel or vacations, then the Be Gorgeous and Love MakeUp sets are for them. I just got the Love MakeUp on sale and these two sets do have your usual eye shadow pallet which the Be Gorgeous comes with 42 shades while Love Makeup comes with 36 and you can create a lot of looks with these and you do have your essentials like your bronzers, gel liners, brow powders, but interesting thing is that the Love MakeUp does not come with the primers. I would suggest using your usual eye primers with the Be Gorgeous and Beauty Treasures sets because I find the Ulta primers in these sets too drying. Also, with Love MakeUp you do get lip liners. I would say for either of these sets to see which one would be worth more to give and again to see if the person loves train cases or jewelry boxes. These sets do retail for $29 which is Beauty Treasures and $24 for the other two but they do have specials on the train case sets.

Nerd Memorabilia: Here at Nerdy Shique Universe, we do include nerds when it comes to giving gifts and many stores do carry a lot of merch based on Doctor Who, Harry Potter, even Dungeons & Dragons. Your best places to find these things are Barnes & Noble, especially the ones with music and movies being sold, Best Buy where they sell Marvel themed thumb drives and other pop culture related things mixed with tech, F. Y. E. for a lot of your merch and tees, Hot Topic being the biggest, and two more stores to mention that we do have here in Orlando and they are Pop Cult where there are way more pop culture items like Hello Kitty, Pokemon, and more, and Box Lunch which has more of the classic pop culture stuff like Miyazaki films and 90’s themed stuff. Gondras did get me a Gigi from Kiki’s Delivery Service as a coin bank last year for Christmas from Box Lunch by the way. Nice thing about that place, they do put your purchases in a lunchbox like carton since it does match the name. I know I will be hitting the Hot Topic website for Gondras this year! Lol

Bath & Body Sets: I know a lot of us love to pamper ourselves after a stressful week at work, heck even a stressful weekend at a convention, so having a a set of bath or skin care or body products to help soothe that aching foot or to calm the skin from stress is a way to go. Many brands have been coming out with sheet masks to help with the skin, even on a plane which I hear people use sheet masks to help with the dry air on a plane, and you know the holidays are HUGE for travel! You can get some of these sets from Sephora where they have skin care sets from Glam Glow, Tachia, Boshia, and much more. Emily Noelle even talked about some masks she got with holiday scents recently like pumpkin spice and sugar cookie and I think those are Ulta and you do have other brands at Ulta like Tony Moley, their in house brand of bath sets that you can get Buy One Get One 50% Off at the moment. I do hear the scents from Ulta do smell good. And of course, Bath & Body Works, my kryptonite with their Christmas scents! And of course, can’t forget Lush because they do have awesome gift sets with bath bombs, bubble bars, and they do come with mini shower gels in there too and good thing about getting these sets from Ulta, or Bath & Body Works, and Lush is that if the person never tried them before this is how you can try them. That is how I got into Lush by the way, Mommy Gondras did work for them seasonally back in 2007 and I got a gift box from their Christmas line and I was addicted, even to Snow Fairy. So, every year is Snow Fairy right after Christmas! So yes, sets are a good way to go!

Luxury Brand Sets: I can’t forget about this because there are times where we know someone that loves that luxury skin care brand or makeup brand and there are times where the singles are a bit pricey. A lot of the luxury brands do come out with their own holiday sets and if you have saved up a lot over time then getting a set like this would give the luxury lover a ton to try. One good set definitely to recommend are the mud mask sets from Glam Glow because you get to sample some of their more popular masks in one single set rather than trying to buy it for $50 (just guessing) and around this time there is the Sephora sale depending on your membership level you get 15% as a Bauty Insider and 20% for VIB and VIB Rouge which does help even when it comes to early gift shopping.

Train Cases: I feel like bringing these up as a possible gift item especially when I mentioned the Ulta sets before and that is train cases. If you don’t want to get the Ulta sets, there are the usual train cases that we love to travel with, heck I am going to be using my pink caboodle for Holiday Matsuri since that is what I use for my convention makeup stuff. These last you for a long time and they do come in many sizes and price ranges. I have a six tray one and it was $24 if I remembered and I got it from WalMart two years ago. Trust me, I have a lot of stuff to put in, lol! Anyways, besides WalMart selling these, you can find at Target, Ulta, and I believe Sephora too and of course Amazon and EBay does carry some of the older ones you may not be able to find in store anymore.

MakeUp Bags: Besides train cases, you can also get a loved one a makeup bag because a lot of us do travel and having that makeup bag is very handy! They come in all shapes and sizes and even in nerd memorabilia, heck I have a Pikachu and an Artemis one from Hot Topic since you know me, plus they do come as sets depending on the brand. For instance, Too Faced has a set where you get three mini shadow pallets, their Better Than Sex Mascara, and other items in a makeup bag. Even MAC has some such as their mini lip glass trio, which you can use the little makeup bag afterwards for lip stuff, bobby pins, and other things when you are on the go. Also, Sephora has really big ones every holiday and they come oujt with new designs for every holiday so you can get what you like. And in case if you are at a department store browsing makeup counters, some of the brands do include makeup bags as gifts with purchase, I do admit I take my mom’s Lancome ones due to how spatious they are. Lol! Speaking of gift sets…

Perfume and Cologne Sets: Besides beauty and clothing, there are the loved ones that love to smell good! I usually ask for perfume but due to how many bottles I have I have slowed down incredibly! Anyways, sets are a good thing to go with because there are times when a brand wants to treat the customer or their loved ones by selling the set together and they do come with pretty sweet stuff like a shower gel and lotion and sometimes even a bag to go with. For instance, my Nicole Richey perfume set came with a carrying bag. A good set that people suggest is the one from Sephora because they include a coupon to get the full-size perfume or cologne that is included in the set of minis of your choice.

Gift Cards: If you have a hard time choosing what you want to get someone, gift cards are a way to go! In my gift advice, I say pay attention to where your loved ones shop or ask where they like to go. If you can’t get an answer, you can get them a Visa gift card so they can spend it anywhere. Another good idea is if the person loves to play games on their devices or game systems, you can get them either a Google Play card, an ITunes card, or even the systems’ cards to use in their stores such as the PSN card in case if they want to get a classic game or pay for their membership at the end of the month.

Food Sets: Finally, there are times when we want to give a person a little something extra especially in their stocking and that is either something sweet like candy or a box of cocoa packets. Heck, my mom gave me a can of blueberry tea bags one year as her stocking stuffer gift because I love blueberries especially as a tea. Not only that, if you have a party to go to or your friend loves savory foods, Hickory Farms always, always, ALWAYS have stands every year! If you have not tried Hickory Farms, I suggest trying their turkey summer sausage. Anyways, this place is a good idea for any party platter or as a gift even the day after Christmas has a good sale with them which is buy one get one 50% off and that includes their food sets that come with pretty good mustard spreads to tell you the truth.

Etsy: Finally! Finally! If Didn’t mention this earlier, Etsy is also a good place for gifts! This has a lot of craft items made by people, think of it a craft version of EBay. Not only that, this is where most of the people I meet at Artists Alley sell here as well such as Black Flame Creations, Aunt Matilda’s, and a bunch more. You can find a lot of great jewelry, some people even sell kitchen items, even candles if you can’t walk into a Yankee Candle. Plus, a lot of stuff is really well priced and they do ship as soon as possible even in time for holiday time! For instance, I got Vivi a wolf necklace for her since I was her Secret Santa last year and I did remember how she loved wolves and found it when looking for steam punk jewelry and it did arrive on time. So, I would say look around Etsy and also sign up for their newsletters because they will give you some items as ideas and some of the stuff does get discounted depending on the seller.

That is it for this post! Hoping you got some inspiration from this post! Christmas is my fave time of year not only just for gifts and sales but also Holiday Matsuri and the Doctor Who special that comes around every year. So, good luck on your gift hunt! What is next? A new cosmetic controversy that may want you to think carefully of swatching a tester on yourself! Until next time!

Books: Swimming With Fishes by. Rashida Ashanti Malcolm

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It is time for another book review!

Title: Swimming With Fishes
Author: Rasheda Ashanti Malcom

Disclaimer: This book review is based on thoughts and opinions of the lead writer. Please respect her thoughts and feelings! Spoilers might be ahead!

Synopsis: This story is about love affair between two people and in this one we meet Kat, who is a sickle cell anemia sufferer, who was predicted to meet a man from overseas to bear his child and all thanks to this prediction from her teenage years she waited until her twenties when that man does arrive. Thornton Benjamin or Ben is an English businessman who has a wife and kids and meets Kat and they start hanging with each other everyday and even though his love starts sparking with her, he doesn’t know that she is sick and that does know that he is hers. Even though she doesn’t know he is married nor he with her sickness, this affair not only brings the prediction to life but trouble to the ones they love.

Thoughts: This book was almost like A Love Affair to Remember but more sweeter than that. My mom did catch me while being consumed by this book but didn’t tell her since there are those times when my mom does talk so much I can’t get a word in. I did tell her about the last book, if you have read the review for that, anyways, I could see how much the two loved each other despite what was going on. For instance, even though Ben has his family to take care of he didn’t give up Kat and despite having her kid and almost dying due to her sickness, she never forgot Ben either. Even though with how they live two different lives, as in Kat with her sickness, her religious mother, and being in a rural area of Jamaica and Ben with his wife and kids, they still loved each other even at the end of the book despite how hard it became when Ben’s wife knew about Kat. I did like the scene how Ben’s wife, Claire, visited Kat to confront her to see who she was. Did Ben end up with Kat? I would say get the book on Amazon if you can because this was an enjoyable read and if you are into romance books then this would be the one for you!

Rating: 5 Star Pawprints Out of 5! I enjoyed this book a lot since it was an enjoyable and romantic read. It did show both characters in how they lived their lives and able to not forget each other if they are cross ocean from each other. This book does show how love triumphs all and does show choose the ones you love rather than settling with the ones you didn’t want, which I have seen in one part of the book with an old friend and Kat. I do like how each of the characters interacted with each other and gives you a bit of an idea of between Jamaican life, which we saw with Kat, her family, and friends, to the British life with Ben and his wife and friends. All in all, this was a very positive read and I would definitely suggest it. Where can you find it?

Here: https://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Fishes-Rasheda-Ashanti-Malcolm/dp/1909762458/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510463319&sr=8-1&keywords=Swimming+With+Fishes&dpID=514UP8yKfDL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

Yeah, definitely will be including links for now on! Sorry if I hadn’t before!

Well, that is it for this short review! Next will be the Gift Guide! Stay tuned!

Reviews: E. L. F. Luxe 8 Piece Brush Set and Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I haven’t done this in forever and that is bring you a beauty review on here! I have been busy with stuff in my life and not only that have been posting more over on YouTube and with this week being a little packed, I decided to bring this over here and it is a review on…
8 Piece Brush Set and Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer!

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions of the lead writer! Please respect her thoughts on these products!

So recently I have been shopping on Ulta thanks to my card with them and now my Platinum status and since the Holidays are technically here according to the Business Universe a lot of makeup companies came out with holiday sets. I did get my paws on two of them from MAC’s Snowball collection which happen to be the Rose Gold pallet which features six new shades for the season and the Lip Glass Mini Trio in the Rose bag.

Well, E. L. F., who is known for makeup that is sold at affordable prices and has been in Target, CVS, and now at Ulta with some stuff only online and in store. They released their own holiday items and one happens a set of their brushes from the Luxe Brush Collection which ranges from $3 to $15 depending on the brush. This set you get eight of them for $20 and it is a $27 value! Man, that is a good deal for a set like this, I think it is better than the Morphe Vegan Brush Set since you get one more brush in that and it costs $39. I thought Morphe brushes were okay when I tried them out in a YouTube video and did keep my promise to just the brushes and they aren’t as special that people make them sound while E. L. F., on the other hand, I always love returning to time to time. I did use these brushes to apply my makeup but had to supplement with the color correcting concealer, the under eye concealer, powder for a moment since after wiping the big brush after foundation, and highlight since I used these for the brows, foundation, blush, bronzer, setting powder, shadow and concealer. What did I think?

Brushes:

• Ultimate Blending Brush: This brush is can be used in any formula of foundation and can also be used for bronzer and blush but I tried it with foundation since I use a liquid foundation from Almay and set it with powder later. It did blend the foundation in very nicely even with two pumps when other brushes would need more. One wxample is where I got the Ulta oval brushes and I tried the foundation one and took a lot of product to use so I think that one is best for blush since that would need less product to blend. This one in the E. L. F. one is great! I did try it with powder but it was a little bit wet from my baby wipe but it did a bit before I switched to my powder brush from the set I am using now. Still, this is a good brush to have and you can get it on its own for $6.
• Eye Shadow C Brush: This brush was a pretty soft brush and it does remind me of the regular eye brush E. L. F. has separately and any set too. I used my MAC Satin Taupe to try this brush out and it did blend very well even though my eye base from NYX was still tacky and laid two layers for good measure to blend on top of the base. I did see this can also be used with cream shadows so maybe I can use it with an eye base or blend the Wet N Wild Metallic shadows!
• Flawless Concealer Brush: This brush felt more like a crease brush with how it is shaped. It did blend in my concealer which I lay down on top of the color corrector. It was pretty soft as well and I even decided to see how well it blended the CoverGirl concealer and not bad! I would probably use this for my crease or my under eye.
• Contour Brush: I think I got this confused for the blush brush but it did work as a blush brush more than a contour one due to how the angle can help with applying on the cheekbones. I know technically it is the apples but I do the cheekbones due to how we blush naturally around that area. Well, there is always next time but most people think there is no exact rule to makeup and that includes brushes.
• Small Angle Brush: I used this for eyeliner since the description for the brush on its own said that it can also be used for brows but it did make sense for liner more. I decided why not try it with the eyeliner stencils I got for my Link cosplay? The Essence black gel liner was the one I used and man it worked well with the brush! I was able to do the wing parts on the stencil fairly easily. I may take this brush with me to Holiday Matsuri since I am planning on doing Link and Itachi and may be using gel liner for the wrinkle lines he has.
• Eyebrow Duo Brush: This brush was very good! This is not an angled duo brush I have from another company and it does have a spooly on the end and didn’t dig into my hairs as much. I did apply my Essence brow gel very well with the brush end and the bristles weren’t too stiff either! I think I will have an easier time putting a brush shaper when I wash these off.
• Small Stipple Brush: This one I used for under eye setting powder because I felt like the shape was best for that even when I have to go into a small container of powder. I think Emily Noelle uses this one for highlight time to time but this one feels good as a setting powder in my book and the double layer of bristles does it very well!
• Blush Brush: Finally, I think I did get this one mixed up as the contour brush even though this fits more as one due to how rounded it is. I did have an easy time blending the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer with this one since it can do both cream and powder like the other one that is more angled. I do like how soft it is and shaping the outer parts of my cheek with the bronzer was done very well with this brush and I am thinking of doing that for now on with this one!
My final thoughts on the set is that this set was very good! Not too expensive for what you are paying and they are very good quality! They aren’t scratchy, they didn’t tickle me as much as two of the brushes from Morphe since on camera I found them very tickly against my skin due to how soft those were, these have enough softness that it doesn’t do that! I think this set is a perfect idea for any beginner who wants to try out E. L. F. brushes or a gift for a makeup lover who has not try out the Luxe brushes and I can see why these are good! You can also find these in the 19 Brush Set for holiday which is $30 more if you want to spend more on a set for someone but Ulta does have sales which I may get the bigger one if it does go on sale and is still in stock by then due to how a lot of holiday shoppers go nuts! Next item…

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer: I have to include this since I have been doing simple contouring lately. I know I never wore bronzer before but all thanks to Vivi I decided to start doing it and I am doing fairly well. I just do in the outer areas of my cheeks and under the lip and chin to give those areas more definition. I remembered doing that with my color pencils when I used to draw back in the day. I knew about this bronzer and everyone in the makeup community I have seen loves this bronzer and I can see why! This is like a cream but it does blend to a powder finish. I got the one in Light so it wouldn’t look so dark on me since people do have some bronzers that look muddy or too orange on them depending on what they get and so far so good this one has not done too much. I may take this with me to Holiday Matsuri since it is not so harsh. Also, another good part of this bronzer is the smell! OMG! This smells like regular butter and it was made with Miruru Butter or is it Miru Miru Butter? Still, it is an amazing scent! Plus, this thing doesn’t make me itch like the foundations because it doesn’t contain any SPF, I know I live in Florida and SPF is important but my skin is sensitive to products with it and the foundations from this company made me itch. This bronzer doesn’t and glad I can use something from this brand without any worry!

Rating: 5 Star Pawprints for Bronzer and Brush Set! These two items are amazing! The brushes are soft and very affordable for the price and great for any makeup lover or beginner that may want to try E. L. F. brushes and to me these are better than Morphe since they don’t tickle me as much with the face brushes. I think my favorite brushes out of this set would be the duo brow brush, the angular brush, and the blush one that I used for my contouring since they were great for those uses. The Butter Bronzer is also amazing for what it is. Yes, it is $15 but it is worth it! I did forget to mention that Physician’s Formula does have coupons time to time and some places do put them on sale. Also, the smell is great and you can smell it while applying and this product does not make my face itch like the foundations. Definitely a Pawprint of Approval on the Butter Bronzer!

Well, that is it for this review! It feels good to bring a review back on this blog since I feel like it is a little neglected despite doing book reviews and having a beauty review is a nice break. I am thinking of doing a gift guide for this year since I tend to do the advice stuff and I think it is good to do the gift guide. Until next time everyone!

Books: The Writer’s Retreat by Indu Balachandran

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Time for another book review!

Title: The Writer’s Retreat
Author: Indu Balachandran

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions of the lead writer! Please respect her thoughts and feelings on this work. There might be spoilers!

Synopsis: Amby Baylan is tired of the corporate life as a worker at a bank and quits to become a Tweet writer for Krish Kumaar, the heartthrob actor. Despite the chances to ogle over her boss and have a glamorous life of traveling, Amby still wants to fulfill her life to become a writer and finds an ad online that gives her the opportunity of the lifetime and that is a Writer’s workshop on the island of Crete, Grece. Once she jet sets for the island, she meets two other women who were going through the same thing as she did and having her fun and learn new writing techniques. Besides her writing, her love life seems to spark when she gets not only a visit from the superstar but the man she was arranged to marry. Will this tale of writing spin into a story of romance?

Thoughts: This was the cutest, romantic comedy I have ever read next to Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s books! This gave a new spin on the different romantic comedy tropes and movie references that I knew that Amby would go through what you would see on the movie screen. As in, girl meets guy and he is famous, goes through the troubles of his stardom as in meeting other girls and try to drive them away with a playful gay lover, and not only that follow her dreams by leaving him behind and her arranged lover on top of it. I do love Amby, Mini, and Bobbi and how they were able to interact with each other since they were like sisters and destined to meet especially with their lives. Mini wanted to get away from writing children’s stories on the retreat and Bobbi wanted to get away from the boring advertising writing life she is known for to be a travel writer but the one I feel more linked to is Amby because well I feel like I can relate to her the most.

How so you may ask? Well, I know how it feels to be the one who thinks life is boring and need a new career and that is how I feel right now and I am going through that Gap idea she brings up in the book because of my goal of being an Assistive Technology Specialist and trying to get my butt back to school for it and trying to find my first job but it is not going so well. I do still write since I am working on my third book and have this blog and its channel to work on in between. Also, volunteering at a local school too to help me gain my confidence. So, yeah I know what it’s like to have it.

Besides relating to Amby, I did like the style the book was written in and that is in first person but in the way of telling it like a movie, as in giving the main characters, where they were coming from, and not only that saying, “We will get back to this later! Let’s go to this right now.” Which usually works in film better but Balachandran did do this well in her book and I did crack up time to time due to the scenes having a lot of funny moments. I would love to see this played out on the big screen and may drag Gondras in since one thing about being engaged there are times when I want to see a chick flick.

Rating: 5 Star Pawprints Out of 5! This book was a very fun read! You have the romantic comedy story weaving in and out and of course the scene changes played out very well. I do love the characters and even see myself as Amby since I am going through my own “The Gap” in my life. I hope this does become a movie because it does give a new spin on storytelling and who wouldn’t want to laugh at the awkwardness between Amby and K. K. throughout the film. I did do the “Awww!” at the end like most romantic comedies when I watched them when I was younger. Yes, I admit I was a chick flick lover myself when I couldn’t get the guy back then. At least I am getting married to now 11 years-of-being-together fiancé. I highly recommend this book!

That is it for this review! What is next for this blog? Not entirely sure but I will come up with something! Until next time!

Books: Pawn n-Mr. Rook’s Island Book 2 by. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It is time for a new book review!

Title: Pawn-Dr. Rook’s Island Book 2
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Disclaimer: This book is based on thoughts and opinions of the lead writer! Please respect her thoughts and feelings on the book. Spoilers might happen.

Synopsis: This book continues the Mr. Rook’s Island series where Stephanie starts her new life on the island of fantasies as Mr. Rook’s new assistant. She is still determined to find out what happened to her sister while she works for Rook and find any new evidence linked to the death. As she snoops around, she finds out more about Mr. Rook and his history with the island and not only that she also has Warner Price breathing down her back waiting for anything she may have on Mr. Rook. Will she get home to give out the island or will her love for the mysterious Rook take over?

Thoughts: This book was a very good read! I felt the continuation was pretty good and did start from where it left off as in hurricane comes through and Stephanie stays on the island, etc. I did enjoy the comedic parts and how awkward Stephanie had felt since she is dealing with a crew that brings anyone’s fantasies come true and after reading from the last book where she stumbled on the herum in a tent, it does show what else the island is capable of such as pirates, a Scottish castle and more. I do like how the mystery solving was blended in this time with how Stephanie was looking through everything. Not only that, Pamfiloff also shown the sleep walking thing a bit better as in the body sleeps while Stephanie’s inner self goes out to find clues. I think I have seen this somewhere in some other books, especially one called the Goblin Wars Trilogy where the main character did the same thing in the end of the second book and most of the third one where her inner self walks while her body sleeps.

In case if you were wondering, yes there was romance in this book and this time Stephanie was being tested in order to earn Rook. I did like that in the beginning of the book since she did have to room with Lucas the yacht driver from the first book where Rook and her did scuba dive together. I did see at first how they would get together but then as the book goes on it did reveal she still preferred Rook and I was kind of hoping that she would forget Rook after how she was treated and knew Lucas would be the better one but of course this is Pamfiloff’s story so main character gets the love interest that she wants. It did get pretty touching in the story with how Rook and her got together even after giving up his vows as a monk, since the actual story of the island dealt with monks owning it and why he kept it a secret, which I won’t go into too much detail. Besides their love, there are more secrets to come even with the last book which I can’t wait to see where the story starts when Pawn had ended. Heck, this book even gives you a mini story like the first one that dealt with one of the women who were on the islad that were a part of the VIP club.

Rating: 5 Out of 5 Star Pawprints! This story did give a great continuation and how Stephanie was solving the mystery behind her sister’s death. Not only we get the clues behind Rook but even more about the island’s history. I can’t wait how the next book, which is the last, will wrap this story up even with what took place in the mini story at the end. If you want to check this book out and the first, I would suggest it since it does unfold pretty good stuff and the romance was a bit more touching in this one than the first.

That is about it! I am trying to finish reading another book at the moment so stay tuned for that review! Until next time!

Favorites: September and October 2017!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It is time for favorites for September and October! I will also be including my fave top 5 songs!

Empties Finished: First, let’s start with a Project Pan Update! Urban Decay Naked Basics 2: First, I finally finished my Urban Decay Naked Basics 2! I was giving this one so much love when I first got it even with my neutral looks for anything interview related and Pre-Employment Program stuff and man it took forever. I decided to toss it finally noticing that it is hard to get the eye shadow with my brush and knew that I had to let it go. I do have a back up of this pallet and it is out of its box!

Revlon Primer + Shadow in Bohemian and Metropolitan: Next I finally finished two of my Revlon pallets from that Primer and Shadow line which it was an okay thing and not very pigmented for most people. I only had three of them and finished two of them which happened to be Bohemian and the other Metropolitan. I don’t know what is up with some Revlon items but the nail polishes, the So Lengthy Mascara, and the lip items are the best from them while the eye shadows are meh in my book. I had these for a long time and glad to finish two out of the three, I will get to Advant Gard and I know it.

Burberry Brit: I finished a perfume and that is Burberry Brit from Burberry. I had this bottle for a long time and it was time for me to finish it! It was also a fave scent for anyone who noticed it at the Blind Rehab Center I stayed at in Daytona.

Painterly and Kaaahhhnnn by MAC: Time to start a new with Back to MAC and that is with Painterly from their Paint Pots and Kaaaahhhhnnn! From their Star Trek collection! I loved these two a lot. I am thinking of going for Soft Ocre next time if I am looking for a primer again while Kahhhnnn, it was just limited edition and this was the only other Star Trek themed lip glass I had. The thing is that the lip glasses tend to go thick and you finish them a bit too quickly. Glad to start a new collection to take back.

I think that is it for this Project Pan update!

Faves:

New Collection: Ulta Be Gorgeous Set: First is the newest Ulta gift set and that is the Be Gorgeous set that they released for holiday this year! When the new holiday stuff comes out you know I am getting some of it early to try out! This one especially when the email was in my inbox and it was $19 along with the Be Charming set. Even though these sets are the same price, the Be Gorgeous was way worth more than the other because I feel like I can create more looks with the shadows than the other. I did do two looks with it and managed to do a video of one of them but the other my Android camera kept on going out. I hope to get my next video up. I do admit I only didn’t like one item and that is the eye primer they put in this set. They did it as a cream in the plastic mold but wishing they did it as a tube of it instead because it is hard to put on the eye that way. I had to go into Painterly for my primer but I do love how it did get me into color correcting!

Color Corrector: NYX Concealer in Green: Next is a concealer and you would not expect to see it being a green one from NYX. I had some issues with dry patches and redness on my face and needed some help and when I saw the Be Gorgeous set had concealers, I decided to do some digging. I got the NYX Green Concealer at the NYX store in twon since a website highly recommend it and this concealer is amazing! It does go on thick but it does blend very easily and for $5 it is not that bad for a concealer. I am going to try out the light shade for the under eye because sometimes the Cover Girl one I use runs out a little too easily.

Eyeliner Pencil: Penny by Ulta: Next is an eyeliner fave and it might be cheating since I got it last month during the 21 Days of Beauty but it is the Ulta Gel Liner Pencil in Penny. These pencils are AMAZING! Yes, I know you have to sharpen them but I prefer to sharpen over automatic because they don’t break as easily. These go on smooth and they do pack on a lot of color. Plus, they do stay put in the water and lower lash lines! Where was this pencil when I first did Link but I would just get the black one for the wing. Still, it is a good pencil!

Lip Product: E. L. F. Lip Primer and Plumper: I mentioned this in my “Best Liquid Lipsticks for Conventions” because it does help and that is the E. L. F. Primer and Plumper! I heard about this all thanks to Andrea Matalano because she was have the same problems like I had with the Color Pop Matte Liquid Lipsticks where they ran all over the place! I looked like what if Harley Quin kissed the Joker way too much with Ribbon from the Hello Kitty collection. I was so happy to find out that I was not the only one and when she mentioned this product I knew I had to find it and Ulta had it on their website and it was amazing! Yes the plumper does sting a little but that goes for all lip plumping products but it doesn’t swell like crazy when I used a NYX plumping gloss a long time ago. You essentially put the primer down first and then put the plumper on top or put the plumper on top of the liquid lipstick after putting that down. This makes any liquid lipstick stay in place. I used it on my Kat Von D’s, my Ofra ones, even my Rimmel Apocalips or Show Off Lip Laquers and they stay put! Where were these? I did get two more by the way!

T. V. Show: Stranger Things: It took me a year but glad I did see it in time for Season 2 to come out and that is Stranger Things! This show was interesting and yet weird but I loved it! It tells about a boy gone missing in a small town around the 1980s, is it around that time? Anyways, He goes missing after a night of Dungeons & Dragons with his friends and then the next day a mysterious girl shows up and more people do go missing as the story goes and the girl, 11 or El for short is linked to the strange happenings that lead to a world that is different from ours. This show was great and I loved it! Yes, the first season was slightly short but it is NetFlix after all. I can’t wait what comes next since Nerdy Shirts and his brother were the ones who got me more curious about the first season after watching their reaction video to the second season trailer, I had to see it for myself. If you are into strange worlds beyond and having nerds be the hero, this show is for you!

Cartoon: Voltron The Legendary Defender: I had to mention this since it is a part of my Rookie Days of Anime and that is Voltron Legendary Defender! I haven’t mentioned it on a faves because I didn’t see season 1 and it got spoiled for me while I was in Daytona but I did catch up very well with Season 2 and now that Seasons 3 & 4, or shall I say Season 3.1 and 3.2 came out this year, I loved it! All I have to say is that the characters they did for this series is better than the classic, sorry that’s my opinion, because you have Elura be more useful and not always in distress, Lance as more like Saka from Avatar and a lady’s man, Pidge with HER character seems more like the one in the original but looking for her brother and dad who got taken, Hunk being more handy in the kitchen and science, and Keith being emo, and Shiro being the leader! Lotor, which I did like more, had a better character build up especially towards the end of 3.2 which I won’t give which you must see yourself. All I have to say is that this was a really good come back for the series and told a better story, even it gave an origin story for Voltron and filled in the blanks. I can’t wait what the next season will bring because it did end on an amazing note.

Book: Shattered Heir by N. M. Howell: I know I gave this book a bit of a detailed review but this was a great book and I want to apologize to Ms. Howell because I feel like I won’t get any newsletters from her again but I was pretty honest. There are times when you can’t always please everyone and someone at a job search seminar I went to recently said know your target audience and you will retain more as much as you repel. I didn’t think the story need any changes because the story was well-written and enjoyed it very much. I hope I get to read the sequel because I want to know what happens next to Reina and her guardians and how she will get her kingdom back in order.

Songs: Now onto my top 5 fave songs because it is hard to pick ten and these songs have been stuck in my head for the longest time!

1. “Victorious” by Panic! At the Disco: This one is a very catchy song with a very catchy beat!
2. “Uma Thurman” by Fall Out Boy: This always pops up on any radio I tend to listen to on I Heart Radio! I really want to try out CK Eternity since Calvin Klein is a fave clothing brand of mine and perfume brand too!
3. “Bulls&*^!” by Rise Against: Next is Rise Against with a song that does tell all! It does get into my head time to time and don’t always sing along.
4. “A Favor House Atlantic” by Coheed & Cambria: I started listening to these guys again and I still remember an old classmate loving them. I also have an easier time singing along with this song too!
5. “Strike Back” English Cover by Jonathan Young: I found this cover on YouTube by this guy since I love the song by Back On and did finally get my paws on Part 18 of Fairy Tail. The lyrics do fit me the most since I did get put down recently for my career goal by someone but not letting it be put down anymore. Heck, I would get the chorus tattooed with my Fairy TailxKingdom Hearts tattoo design. Plus, the song was well translated too!
Well, that is my faves of September and October! Let’s see what November and December brings when of course we have Thanksgiving and Christmas and Holiday Matsuri rolled into one!

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Beauty: Best Liquid Lipsticks for Conventions!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Since Holiday Matsuri is coming up in less than two months, I feel like doing an awesome beauty post!

Best Liquid Lipsticks for Conventions!

As makeup wearers in the convention community, there are times where we have a hard time finding that moment to re-apply our lipstick even with panels where can’t get that time to re-apply if we are hosting or late to show up after sleeping in from a long night of partying and panels! So, with MegaCon, I noticed that wearing a liquid lipstick is a lot better because they stay on for a very long time and a lot of cpmpanies in both high end and drugstore have been getting on the liquid lipstick train both in matte and mettllics, especially in time for the holidays! Since I wore a liquid ipstick, why not do a post of the best brands for anyone who needs an awesome lip and being comfortable too!

First, a Lip Primer Recommendation: I know a lot of people do have the problems of their liquid lipstick running all over their lips like I had with the Colour Pop ones and all thanks to Andrea Matalano, she says that the E. L. F. Lip Primer and Plumper is the way to go! I never heard about a lip primer until she mentioned it in her video and I do have the E. L. F. one and waiting for two more to appear on my doorstep with other items from Ulta, but other brands do have their own lip primers which NYX makes one too if you don’t want to get the E. L. F. one. People did complain about the E. L. F. one that the plumping side does sting which I did cecounter that before which my lips did get used to it. You essentially put on the primer side first and then the plumper side which you can smell very easily or you can put the plumper on top of the lipstick for added plumping. Does it work? Yes it does! It kept on all of my liquid lipsticks on and they stay pretty well too. I suggest getting a lip primer because it will save the bleeding and it is easy to carry as well.

Now for the lipsticks:

Disclaimer: These products are based on the love from the lead writer so please respect her choices!

1. Ofra Liquid Lipsticks: First off is the Ofra Liquid Lipsticks! I love these especially with the smell. They glide on very smoothly and when dried down they stay put! I only re-apply one or two times because of how well they stay and even with the lip primer they do stay on a lot better. These retail for $17.50 each and you have a wide range of colors from nude to bolds and even metallics. You can get Ofra through Ulta on their website and I would say it is a good thing since you can get points from buying these!
2. Colour Pop Matte Lipsticks: Before the lip primer, I hated how these ran all over my lips but with a lip primer these do stay put! These are very affordable and you can get a lot of colors as well. They around the $6 range and they do take a week to come in. Good news that select colors will be carried at Sephora which would be in time for December.
3. Black Moon Cosmetics: I tried this out all thanks to Vivi getting me an early birthday gift, a very early one, and that is a liquid lipstick from Black Moon Cosmetics in Eternal. I wore this during MegaCon, well two days out of the four, and it did not budge at all, even when I asked people questions! I did have to put on once after eating my pb&j sandwich. Still, that thing stays very well even on top of lip primer. This company does a wide range of colors from matte to metallic and even bold if you want to do a goth cosplay. These are around $18 each!
4. Kt Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks: Next is up Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick range! I thank Vivi getting into this line too and I only have two in Echo, which is a navy blue, and Wolf, which is ddeep gunmetal. Even though these do stay put but they are pretty drying which I suggest using not only the lip primer but also a lip balm before the primer. I always use lip balms, especially my all time Holy Grail one and that is LipSmackers, and then do the primer afterwards and then the lipstick. A head’s up, for the color Witches from what I hear, best to use a black lip liner or eye liner to line the lips to make it more oopaque. Reason why I mention these besides the downside of the dryness and needing a liner for Witches is because there is a wide range of shades to choose from! Heck, one shade is a best seller that sells out and that is Lolita and Lolita 2! (there is even a blush…) You can either go nude or natural and classic red or even bold for certain cosplays. And again they do stay on even while eating. These are $21 from what I remembered buying Echo and Wolf and you can get these from Sephora and the Kat Von D Cosmetics website! If you need a gift suggestion, there is a set for holiday for friends!
5. Rimmel Provacalips: These liquid lipsticks are amazing! I tend to wear one with my cosplay and that is a very, vampy purple color. It is the RImmel Provacalips collection! It is a two in one where you have the lip color on one side and then the top coat to seal it in for the day. This does stay put all day and it doesn’t budge. If you saw my interview videos as my ice Trainer Cosplay my lip color was there every video! These around $6 or $7 depending where you go! I may have to try the only one I have which is a berry one on top of my primer because I had these before the primer came out.
6. NYX Lip Lingerie: This list wouldn’t exist without at least one NYX product and that is their Lip Lingerie liquid lipstick line! I have the colors in Corsette and Embellishment which are nude colors among them and they feel great! Yes, they might be drying but I do use my lip primer underneath and they aren’t as bad. They do stay pretty well on top of the primer too which I highly suggest to do that before using these. They are in the $7 range depending on where you are whether it is Target or Ulta or even if you have in town and that is a NYX store! We have one in Orlando at the Milennia mMall and the nice thing is if you guys have the NYX app or shop at the store and sign up for their MakeUp Crew membership you can get points. Goes the same with the NYX website. Giving you guys that tidbit in case if you didn’t know.
7. L’Oreal Infolluble Liquid Lipsticks: Now another drugstore choice and that is from L’Oreal! I heard about these all thanks to Casey Holmes and you know me and my kitty curiosity I had to try! I decided to get some on Ulta and got them in the colors Kitten Paw and Petal Potion and these are amazing! They are lightweight and they don’t budge! They do transfer before drying down matte but just stay on for 18 hours which it claims. I think I rarely had to re-apply and I think these would be perfect for a convention because of how comfortable they are and do dry into place. I can see why people bought out one color when I was buying two of them. These are $7 and change at WalMart and Target and $9.99 at Ulta.
8. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick: Another liquid lipstick from Rimmel and that is their Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick formula which I just tried! I remembered seeing was it Vii Dreamcatcher reviewing these on her channel and at first she said they were patchy which made me a bit skeptical but all thanks to Shop Kick having it as a Kick Bait item I decided why not give it a try. There are times where makeup works for some people and other products don’t and these worked out a lot especially with the primer. I do have to double dip, as in put one coat then put another on both top and bottom lips and then do the tissue and it stays! IT STAYS! I only had to re-apply once and that is it! Great thing is that you not only get your usual pinks and nudes but you do get a vampy purple, a blue, a black, and if I remembered a grey as well so anyone who wants to go beyond your normal colors and try something bold then RImmel is your brand with this line. I have Blue Iris and Pink Blink which someone in a review said the Blue Iris was patchy. I did mention how the lip primer helps and it did help with the patchiness. These are in the $5 range and you can get them at Target, Ulta, and WalMart!
9. Wet N Wild Color Icon Liquid Cat Suit: The final liquid lipstick best for conventions is the Wet N Wild Ciquid Cat Suit! THESE ARE AMAZING! Wet N Wild first released these at the beginning of this year and when I heard about them I had to try them out. These stay put very well except Goth TOpic always ran all over but hoping it stays put on my lips with the primer. I do have Goth Topic, Rebel Rose which I finally found after two months of looking for it, Gimme Mocha, and all of the Midnight Mermaid ones which happens to be Sea Seduction, Coral Crown, and a red one and a green one. I will be having the green one on hand during Holiday Matsuri for a very festive look for Sunday in my own way. Plus, these are pretty lightweight on the lips which I feel like I am not wearing any liquid lipstick at all once it is set. These are very affordable in the $4 range. I did hear they released Halloween colors but I didn’t look at the moment. Sorry but if you have the Halloween ones, awesome! Still, a great item to get and you can get these at Walgreens, Ulta’s website, and Wet N Wild’s website. I think you can also get them at Walmart since they did carry the Fantasymakers stuff.
Well, that is it for this post! I would put a tenth one but at the moment I am waiting on the new Maybelline Matte Metallics one I picked on Ulta. I haven’t tried the nnw Liquid Suede metallics from NYX yet, it will be a bit for those. I will update on Twitter with the Maybelline one in how well that one goes! So in the meantime, I will be doing my September and October favorites in the next few days so stay tuned guys! Also, donate to our Patreon and Go Fund Me!

Conventions: Brina Palencia Panel from MegaCon 2017!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It is time for the final video from MegaCon this year!

Panel: Brina Palencia…Just Part 1

I know what you are wondering, “Part 1?” Well, Nerdy Shirts lost the rest of the panel due to his dad’s computer crashing earlier and that is why it took a while to finish getting the videos up. I understand that tech can be crazy since I am going into Access Tech as my career and computers do crash over time. Heck, I went through it earlier this year with my computer and had to have Gondras post all the Omni footage for me and had to do the posts through my IPad. I do appreciate all Nerdy Shirts did for me during Mega this year as in doing all the videos and covering for Gondras since he only could be there for a day (blame that on Mommy Gondras) and of course was my sighted guide for the entire weekend getting around the crowds who kept on bumping into me without seeing the cane in the vendor room. So yes, I give him the Glittery Star Pawprint of Appreciation for all he did with MegaCon!

So onto the panel, Brina was one of the people who I wanted to interview and sad that I couldn’t try to get an email one with her before the con like with Katie Griffin and Linda Ballumtyne but I did ask her a question and that is “How does it feel to play one of the most iconic characters in anime?” Which was her role in the EVA movies which are 1.1, 2.2 and 3.3 so far. Not sure if 4.4 is being dubbed since that is supposed to be End of Eva in that one. If that doesn’t show in the video, she did say from my memory, “It was fun being Rei!” I did almost have a kitty spazz when someone did ask her about her cats in case if you hear me making any noises in the background because I tend to have a spazz like with what happened in the very first Fairy Tail review I’ve done. So enjoy!

Next will be the best Liquid Lipsticks for Conventions!

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Conventions: Totally Spies Reunion Panel from MegaCon 2017!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Time for another panel from MegaCon 2017!

Panel: Totally Spies Reunion!

This panel brought back a lot of memories for me because I was a fan of Totally Spies when I was in high school. Yes, I also admit that I did like Brace Face as well but mostly caught Totally Spies even when it was on Cartoon Network in the early 2000s! In this panel we bring back Sam, Alex, and Clover with the actresses Jennifer Hale, Katie Griffin, and Andrea Baker! I know what you are thinking…”Wait! Who did Jennifer play?” She was Sam and Katie was Alex while Andrea played Clover. I think Jennifer also said she was Mandy which you will hear during the panel. This panel was also before the Mass Effect panel with Jennifer and Ally Hillis but this one was also fun to be at.

Is that it? Not yet, Nerdy Shirts will be posting the second part to Brina Palencia’s panel from the first day of MegaCon since he had to record the rest of it on his phone. Don’t worry, we will get that to you as soon as possible! I know we have been to so many panels during Mega and dodge the crowds to get this content for you all!

What is next? I thought it would be fun to do a post for convention tips since I rarely do it and in time for Holiday Matsuri and that is the Best Liquid Lipsticks for convention going! It makes sense since we rarely have that time to drop by a bathroom to re-apply and sometimes come to a panel late or have to host one. So, that will be next!

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