Hot Cash, Target, and EBay Haul

Hello everyone and welcome back! Taking a break from reading to do this! So, I mentioned I am going to do something special for the next blog post in the last one until I got my Hot Cash items! So, will be doing a haul since I got those and picked up stuff on Target and Ebay, which I will mention what I got for the next post later. Let’s start with Hot Topic shall we?

 

Last week Hot Cash got activated for anyone who has received those little cards last month on their receipts through online orders or in store purchases of $30+ like I did, then use it now! It will be going on until the end of today until the next earnings start up later in the year again! This time around I went online since I have been busy with school since it just started not too long ago and didn’t have time to go to the store but at least I did go on the website! Plus, I had a gift card for $20 from my brother that arrived after Christmas, he asked if I still go to Hot Topic and I still do since they carry stuff I wear on a regular basis and can’t wait until they sell Captain America stuff in time for the new movie this summer, which I will be going to get a shirt since I did that with the last Iron Man. What did I get this time with the Hot Cash? Let’s see!

 

Sailor Moon Kiss Tee: As in a shirt of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask kissing! I found this at the Altamonte store while returning the hair dye, yes I took it back, I will explain in the next items. While we were there, Gondras pointed this tee out and he remembered I loved watching Sailor Moon and how I got a Sailor Saturn tee from my first Hot Cash buy and my mug of the scouts and Tuxedo Mask and of course, my Sailor Mars and Jupiter pins. Great thing about this tee is that it fits perfectly! I know most of us can’t fit in some of the sizes of girls’ tees at Hot Topic since they tend to make them small, but this one I got in XL actually fit me! I tried it on first at the store since the girl who helped  us in the past who still works at that location told us that they didn’t have XXL (that was the size I got my Kid shirt who takes on his dad’s looks)  and she let me try it on and it fits which was a miracle! And waiting for Hot Cash was worth it since I was able to get it online and this is a top seller according to the site. I forgot to see if they had the Tom Hiddleston Loki tee since when I went to Florida Mall’s location they only had it for girl’s large and didn’t want to test it out like my experience with their Harley Quin tee at the time of my birthday, but Gondras did say they may not have it in my biggest size. Why HT? Make a guys’ version of Tom Loki so I can buy it! You guys did get the guys’ version of the Gen 1 Starters and Pikachu shirt for guys! Yes, I love Tom Loki from the movies and wants a tee even if I still have the one of him versing Thor from the first movie. Anyways, moving on!

 

Blue and Hot Pink Hair extensions: Don’t worry, these are two separate items! As said before, I had to return the hair dye after trying to ask with help in dying my hair purple and my mom went ballistic and thought I was insane! Okay, I had blue hair due to a costume and why can’t I have a bit of a change. So, yeah, took it back and got the Power Rangers White Ranger ear buds as an exchange  since it was also clearance and it fit the amount of the dye. But I did get something better than dying hair and that is the purple extensions, which Mommy Gondras suggested to get. I loved wearing these, I didn’t wear them today since I was in a hurry to get to class this afternoon, but I tend to wear them everyday and I decided to get more! I got ones in hot pink and blue and these packs come with two pairs and they connect by combs in the hair. I almost got the glow ice blue ones but was skeptical when it comes to the glowing part despite my experiment with the glowing green cracked nails I had during Halloween time worked, but not sure if the extensions glow, but I did kind of kicked myself for not getting them. I may go to the store and see if they carry them. I did get a pair of hot ice blue ones on EBay and still waiting for those to arrive! What is great though, your hair won’t get damaged by chemicals and you can crimp, wave, and straighten these with your hair to whatever style you want, I prefer straight to give off a nice and unique hidden look with them! I do tend to straighten my hair and may try and do that if I grow my hair a little since it is bob length! Still, glad I got more of these!

 

Harley Quin IPhone 4S case: Last item I picked up with Hot Cash is a phone case with Harley Quin from Batman on it! This is her comic version, not sure if it’s the new one or the old but still I love her! After going around and seeing about stuff, I decided to see about Harley Quin items and since I still debated on getting a shirt with her, I wanted to see if I can find other items! I already got the Sailor Moon shirt and didn’t want to get another, so Gondras spotted this since I have an IPhone, this phone case was perfect! I may go and get a tee of her, but right now I am happy with the phone case since I am collecting them now due to my phone not having phone charm spaces like Gondras has on his Traq Phone, but hey I can use the charms for my 3DS XL!

 

Now onto EBay, since I mentioned I did get one item from there, there are three other items! First is two new bottles of Sinful Colors and they are from a collection known as Tough Love and well, reason why I turned to EBay is because Rite Aid only carried this collection and it is a repromote of the Leather Lux collection from last fall, which I love and they have three new colors to go with it, Taupe It Off, which is a shimmery taupe, Black Cherry, a very, vampy red almost black, and Simply Silver, that explains it all. I tried finding these polishes after Nouveau Cheap mentioned them and reviewed Taupe It Off, but none of the Walgreens around me carried them! Even though I did get Hot Spot, finally picked up Mint Apple, which was the last bottle the one down the road from me had, also finally got Fig, and one called Daddy’s Girl, but not these! I am hoping they do carry the new Mod collections that Nouveau Cheap mentioned, Mod In Bloom and Oh My Mod since there new colors and repromotes by what I read. Anyways, I did find a seller who had Taupe It Off and bought it from her, I did ask about a listing of Black Cherry and she listed it days later and I bought it! They did come in the mail and glad I got them! I am going to be using Black Cherry after I use my other Mega Rocks polish since I used On a Trip with WildCat last week and that is almost chipped off, will be using Joinsation and Disturbia together next. Still, I am happy I found these! I should ask the seller about the new Mod collections since I didn’t ask about the other Sinfuls she may have. As you can see, I am mad about Sinful every single time they come out with new ones and there are times I can’t find them.

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Nother thing I got is something that would help me out so much and just got them! They are something I had when I was a kid but lost somewhere and they are those shoelaces that are like coils and they don’t tie! Why I got these on EBay? Well, being blind is hard especially when my shoelaces become untied and can’t see them! I tend to check them and and tying them is a pain and can be dangerous at school since there are cyclists, skateboarders, and golf carts all over the place, even people who text and don’t pay attention while walking, cycling, and maybe drive golf carts, am afraid of getting ran over. Plus, there are times where Gondras does untie them by accident or other times while walking very fast at school with him or at conventions  and can’t take that break to tie them, so these are the best for me since I can just tug them when there is too much pressure on my feet! Plus I would just slip into my shoes a lot easier! I did find a pack of six pairs, I am waiting for the seller to reply back and see what were the other colors again since I chose six of them when I bought two packs of them and chose navy, green, metallic red, pink, rainbow, and white with silver thus far and want to know about the other colors  to pick more for the other pack! Can’t wait to wear these again, not sure if Disney Boardwalk still sell these since I got my very first pair there!

 

Now, finally Target! I only bought five beauty items and one necessity and the necessity is AA batteries since I use a Victor Reader and since my charger broke years ago and have to use regular batteries, it is a major power sucker and I was on my last pair of batteries, so I got a pack of 20 batteries for $12, which is not bad! One of the beauty items I got is something I need to return and that is I thought I got a blue eye liner pencil but it ended up being one of those retractable pencils and I had bad experieinces with them, I don’t know but retractables always break on me, even when I sharpen them and the lining  when I use them doesn’t work out. So I am going to take it back and see about going to Walgreens and get the kind I do like from Wet N Wild since I like how it feels now. I did hear the ones from Jordana feel great. Not sure yet but will see how it goes! I did get other Revlon items and they are the Matte Balms and Lacquer Balms from the Color Burst line, reasong being is that I am going to do a post known as “Battle of the Balm Stains” and since a lot of the companies have been doing the balm stains a lot lately, I thought why not do something and compare the Revlon ones with Cover Girl, Wet N Wild, and Jordana, so stay tuned to that! The ones I got are Showy and Soultry in the Matte Balms and Flirtacious and Vivacious in the Lacquer Balms! I heard so many good things about these and will see how they go, especially for the next post! I find it funny that it all started when Revlon made the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and now these are made a few years later!

 

That is it for this haul! As said, stay tuned for the Battle of the Balm Stains! Til next time!

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Convention Spotlight: Omni Expo

Hello everyone and welcome back! Since 2014 has started you know what that means! A new convention season and a start of convention spotlights and today’s spotlight is shining down on one that I mentioned a teeny bit in my MythiCon review and that is Omni Expo!

 

What Is It? Omni Expo is a convention that brings media, conventions, gaming, and guests under one massive roof for one weekend in May! This year, it will be taking place May 23rd through the 25th in Orlando, Fl at the MarriotWordCenter. You can still buy tickets for this event through the MyConsOnline.com website and if you haven’t signed up for the site, do so and it will give you the conventions of 2014 and select Omni Expo and it will take you from there.

 

Exhibitors and Dealers: Like many other conventions, there are the usual exhibits and dealers and this convention has a lot in store from what I can see from the site. Some of the exhibitors include A&A Artistry, who mini top hats that match any cosplay or if you can’t find something there is always a commission and they tend to make it on the spot! Abby Jame Illustrations is all about doing creepy art and does sell prints, and even custom items! Dragon Alley Jewelry is known for all kinds of jewelry, even with dragons! If you’re not into the fantasy jewelry, Dragon Spice specializes in the lilita, anime fashions for that inner fan! Some other vendors include Best Buy, Iron Raven Tattoo Company, and Panda Plus. If you want more information and where you can find their sites, check out the Exhibitors page on www.omniexpo.com!

 

Guests:  And of course, conventions can’t be complete without a list of guests! This convention reaches to guests from many types of media and the guests they will be getting for 2014 are and who they play:

 

Steve Downes known for Master Chief from Halo

Jen Taylor, Katana from Halo and Princess Peach from Nintendo

Carrie Savage: Black and White Mokonas from Tsubasa and XXXHolic, Miyu from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

Michael Coleman: Happy in Once Upon Time

Amrita Acharia: Irri from Game of Thrones

Chris Patton: Greed from FullMetal Alchemist, Sesame from Pretear, and Ikki from Air Gear

Ellen MCLain: Glados in Portal and Gypsy Danger AI in Pacific Rim

Darrel Gullbeau: Mikado in Dura Rara and Viewtiful Joe in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

John LoWrie: Sniper in Team Fortress 2

Christopher Sabat: Piccolo in the Funimation Dubs of DBZ, Elfman in Fairy Tail, Armstrong in FullMetal Alchemist, Ayame in Fruits Basket, and Kurogane in Tsubasa

Kara Edwards: Goten in DBZ

Team Four Star: KaiserNeko, Lanimpator, and Takahata 101; DBZ Abridged

Toni Darling: Cosplay

 

That is a lot of guests, they will be getting more, so stay tuned!

 

Events:  The site has updated their website and added…

 

Power On Ultimate Gamer Tournament: Which is a 32 contestant tournament that tests gamers on fighting games that are placed randomly into a ppool and picked out out of the 25 that are placed and played and what makes it more interesting is the characters that each player plays in the game gets selected randomly for them to play as. There is a fee and it costs $22 and can be paid through the tickets section for this convention on MyConsOnline and this tourney is limited to 32 contestants, so pre-register now if you want to participate!

 

The Director’s Showcase:  This is where different directors get to exhibit their projects and they just extended the deadline for anyone who wants to sign up for February 1st! YThere are going to be 12 shows for this showcase and it gives people a chance to show their talents when it comes to skits, acting, and so much forr other directors that are looking for new talent! If you don’t get picked, there is always 2015!

 

If you all want to see what else Omni Expo has in store, there are two ways of doing so:

 

www.omniexpo.com where you can get information on tickets, hotel, the events I talked about above, guests and their signings, and so on.

 

You can also connect on Facebook for updates at www.facebook.com/omniexpo and click on “Like!” Tell them that I sent you from Nerdy Shique Universe!

 

I will do more posts about Omni Expo alongside  MetroCon and MythiCon this year! So, stay tuned for that! What’s up next? I may do something special! Stay tuned! Until next time!

Second Walgreens Haul

Hello everyone and welcome back! I am back with another haul and yet again it’s from Walgreens and got some items that I kind of missed and looked for and one item I kind of needed as a repurchase and it’s boring.

 

First is the boring item and it is rubbing alcohol which I tend to use when I have acne pop up. I know it dries out skin but I still use my Celestial moisturizer everyday now due to how cold it has been in Florida since Tuesday and now it’s warm again for who knows how long. I was running low on this stuff and we had the big bottle but this time went with a smaller one so it won’t take a long time even though I like big bottles to last me, still I would use Witch Hazel to clear up after my make up use during the week to clear out my skin and then use my moisturizer at night.

 

Next, went into make up and did get a few make up items and stopped by Wet N Wild again since I loved my Wet N Wild visit last time, I decided to get another item and that is a pencil liner to go with my turquoise liquid liner. I know I don’t usually use pencil liners, the crayon sticks from Milani and Rimmel, you know the really thin ones that look like pens and with the smudger at the end and you twist up to get more  was always a hassle since they broke with the slightest touch and didn’t like how they felt on my lines. I did like the pencil liner from my Disney Villains book that E. L. F. made when I used my Cruella book on Christmas and decided to give pencil liners a chance and was glad to find this liner in turquoise and it makes sense for Wet N Wild to make it since they made the liquid one after all. Not sure if it’s new or not since I went to a different Walgreens from the one near me, guessing they put all their stuff up into the display.

 

Speaking of pencil liners, like all beauty gurus I had to get a sharpener for my liners and I got the Revlon Universal Points Sharpner which, according to Alta (just took a look at it there), it sharpens any kind of cosmetic pencils like eyebrow pencils, lip ones, and of course for my use, eye liner pencils and great thing is that it has two parts to sharpen regular sized pencils and then a bigger part for bigger pencils. Let’s see how this baby goes. It is around $4 after tax since it is priced $3.99 for this baby and it’s not bad for the price.

 

Next is something I wanted to get for the longest time ever since last summer and that is the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers, a. k. a. the Apocalyps Lacquers in the UK! I know I am behind with these because I didn’t find them around the time they came out at the point the HD lip glosses did, which I still have the Candylicious one from that line and have been using it lately and still loving it, since Florida is sometimes behind on some releases or don’t get some at all and decided to try and find at a later date and I am glad I did, despite it being 2014 and they came out last year. I am so glad that I found them and finally get to see vloggers like Color Swept Beauty and Eleventh Gorgeous love these things and since I loved the HD lip gloss, I decided why not? The colors I got are in Celestial, which is this pinky color since I tend to try out pinks first, and Comet, which is this is more like a light brown, the same color as café con leche which I do like wearing some browns time to time. I almost got Star Gazer but Comet sounded more appealing when the color got described to me! I might go back for Star Gazer and see how I like these when I try both, I do hear good things about these and glad that I finally found them and picked them up! If you have these, suggest what other color I should try out!

 

Next is a Sinful Colors nail polish and it’s in Hot Spot! I wanted to try and find a new color that they were supposed to come out with and that is Black Cherry and I read a review on Nouveau Cheap about the collection it came from which is called the Tough Love Collection and since we don’t have Rite Aids, I decided to take a try and see if the Walgreens I was at would have them and they didn’t! I read the review about Top It Off and it is supposed to have the leather look like the Leather Lux nail polishes  and this collection does rerelease some of the Leather ones! I really want Black Cherry since it is supposed to be a very deep, vampy red! I can’t find it on Ebay, but I did find Top It Off! Anyone find it? I am glad I did find Hot Spot though since I never heard or seen this one until now and if I don’t have a Sinful Color in my fave ranges, I must have, which this is a very, deep blue and I do love my blue polishes, especially from Sinful!

 

Last item from Walgreens is the new Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balm Stain in Tropical Frenzy! I heard Eleventh Gorgeous mention these in almost video I have seen through my YouTube subscription feed, they even mentioned it in their Top Fave Beauty Products of 2013 video and Emily Noel did say in her Wet N Wild review of the new 2014 products about how everyone is jumping on the band wagon of these kinds of lip products and Jordana was one of the companies she did mention and I knew I had to try and find these and glad I did! The packaging reminds me of the Wet N Wild ones I picked up last weekend and they are the same size since I compared them to each other, but they are a little longer than the Cover Girl ones since I just did that comparison with their packaging. At least the wrapper is easier to get off than the Wet N Wild ones since there is a pull tab you can find in the center of the wrapper and easy to just get the entire thing off! I like the smell, it smells like punch and it goes on smoothly and I feel the moisture of the balm. What it makes the difference from the Wet N Wild ones is that it doesn’t have the minty tingle. Will I get more? Not sure yet, I will have to see how they go for my extended wear of four days! Still, this is a nice product and Jordana is a great company when it comes to lip products!

 

So, that is my haul for now! I may need to see other new products out there but in the meantime will be loving the ones I do have! What is next? The start of my press release on Omni Expo 2014 within the coming week since they are going to be announcing a lot of more stuff, so stay tuned!

First Haul of the New Year!

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

 

Walgreens

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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