September and October 2014 Favorites!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It’s time for my September and October favorites! I know October just started but I need to announce this and that’s I’m going away to Daytona Beach for a few weeks at the blind rehab center to do the independent living skills program asrefresher due to how I was at the center back in 2003 and 2004 with better vision but now that my vision is pretty much blurry and gotten worse, it’s time to do it with a newer perspective of blindness. I will be missing you all and that is why I’m doing my favorites early before I have to go. I will be visiting home due to Vivi’s Halloween party since Halloween is already close and getting close due to how time goes fast a lot more lately! Even the darkness of nighttime comes earlier right now. Makes me a sad kitty when it does. Anyways…

 

September was a big month when it comes to new stuff and also MythiCon did happen and have a few faves from that along with items I did love in between, let’s get a move on!

 

Convention Favorites

 

Favorite Dealer Room Find: Disgaea 4 Wallscroll! First fave is my favorite dealer room find and that is my wallscroll from Disgaea 4 and it’s the wallscroll I ended up putting on my wall near my figurine case in my room since it was so empty for four years after taking down all of my wallscrolls. Yep, my room had a lot of them and just have two now, this one and the Fairy Tail close up of the main characters. I was happy to find this because you rarely find Disgaea stuff at conventions unless you got the Prini shirts from Aardvark like I did but normally you get merch from the Nipponichi site or on EBay or other retailers online if you’re lucky. I still want a Prini plush and no one at conventions carry them. Anyways, this is from the fourth game that came out three years ago I think and I liked the premise of the game, especially Fuka’s back story and her costume which is a Prini style school uniform, she is kind of on my cosplay list knowing it may have to be made. If you haven’t played any of the games, you should if you’re into strategy JRPGs and pop culture references since this series has. And of course our wedding is going to be themed around this series. I am so glad to find this wallscroll due to how no other dealer sold Disgaea merchandise until Gondras found it and couldn’t let it go! Good to have dealers that do a two wallscroll deal at conventions.

 

Favorite Panel Moment: Chuck Huber Funny Moment from Opening Ceremonies! If you didn’t see my Opening Ceremonies video, which you should, Chuck Huber had a bit of a funny moment. Gilgamesh mispronounces his last name as “Hubber” and he comes on and does the “It’s pronounced “Huber.” And with his voice in the video it almost sounds divalike and it was pretty funny, especially watching it happen and watching it again. Chuck Huber is a really nice guy if you guys haven’t met him and missed MythiCon or any other convention around where you live, you may get him again and hoping he does come back to Orlando or if he is a guest at Metro, I would still love to have a sit down interview with him. I bet it will be fun as much as my Dameon Clarke one.

Favorite Interview: Eric Stuart’s! Even though all three of my interviews were great but if I had to pick one I would pick Eric Stuart’s interview from that Friday. Why? Because not only he’s talented but I grew up watching Pokemon since I was 13 and when I saw his name on the guest list I was very excited and wanted to make it even extra special by interviewing him. I was nervous at first since I was meeting the guy who voiced my favorite character, Brock, and then when the camera rolled I was more calm while talking to him! It does help that I done interviews with other guests before and helped me be calm around someone who has a big list and at the same time he is a normal person like you and me. I’m very glad I’ve done this and if you haven’t seen it, go back and watch or search on YouTube for it.

 

Favorite Guest Moment: Wearing the Purdy Hat! If you guys are a fan of Atop the Fourth Wall and know the song lyric “Wears the purdy hat…” I got to do that! How? Well, I was meeting the internet stars and Mary Anne Miller, Little Kuriboh’s wife, to get my badge signed by them and when I got to Linkara, someone had to re-record the “I am a man!” with the punch and then I quoted the next line which is “Wears a purdy hat…” And then he was like “Do you want to wear it?” And I was like “Sure!” I did put it on my bandana and goggles, due to the Pokemon Ranger garb in my Eric Stuart interview, and then handed it back. And got the badge signed. He did recognize the outfit from last year and now with the patches this time around. I did tell Gondras about it last week and he was like, “Awww I could’ve gotten a pic of you with that!” Still, glad that I did get to wear the hat that Linkara wears!

 

Favorite Handmade Item from Artists Alley: Anbu Kakashi 3DS XL Case! I do tend to buy things from Artists Alley and since this took over a good part of the dealer room, I did buy a nice item for my 3DS and it was my Anbu Kakashi case for my 3DS XL and it is of him on a cake! It is so cute and I did put it on my 3DS. Sad part is that there is a small crack in the casing on the plastic but not in the art and it makes it pretty bulky and heavy but for the price it’s worth it! You don’t get to see casings like the artist made unless there’s a limited edition case that comes with the ultimate edition of a game, like the Kingdom Hearts 3D Ultimate Edition case that is on our purple 3DS that Gondras plays on. I did try going back to get the Fairy Tail hinted goodie bag but it was gone before I had the chance. I am hoping I get to see her at Omni Expo since of course I have been collecting a lot of Fairy Tail items, still looking for the metal keychain of the Leo key.

 

Fun Moment With Cosplay: Juvia Cosplayer Calling Me Love Rival! Oh yes! Time for my fave fun moment of cosplay and that dealt with me as Lucy from Fairy Tail! I knew a Juvia cosplayer from Omni and he was at Mythic volunteering. “Don’t you mean she?” that is what you may ask but nope! This was a guy crossdresser! I don’t judge since I crossdress myself and told Mythic that and this guy. Anyways, when he saw me he does the “Love Rival” thing since in the early eps of Fairy Tail and the first few manga volumes, Lucy thought Grey was cute and when Juvia comes around, she thinks Lucy likes Grey and thinks she’s her rival for his heart. I did have fun and rolled with it and even later on with a nice finish when he asks, “Where did Grey go?” I said, “Probably at the pool skinny dipping!” He runs off saying, “Grey-sama!” Yeah, Grey would skinny dip if he could, but nice joke to roll with. Little Kuriboh did recognize my costume when I met up with Gondras talking with him, Mary Anne, and our friend AJ about voice acting since LK knew that Cheramie did the voice of her. Which was also great!

 

Fave Panel: Little Kuriboh’s Abridged Panel! Yeah there were great guest panels this year but the one that topped the cake with me was Little Kuriboh’s abridged panel that he does at the cons he goes to. If you didn’t go to last year’s thing and missed this year’s, it was pretty entertaining. Oh, even with Eric Stuart doing his sound check in Main Events next door which the music fit the stories he was telling and he was like “The music does fit!” What he premiered was the newest episode of his Naruto spoof and oh man it was wrong! So WRONG I even was saying that while laughing. Even though I still love Vegeta’s and Masako’s Naruto Abridged the most when it comes to my fave abridged stuff (Don’t worry, DBZ Abridged and Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged are still my faves along with it and oh yeah, Hellsing Ultimate Abridged) but this episode had better jokes than the Zabuza and Haku final fight. And yes Frozen was also made fun of in this! I would say catch this ep on YouTube if you can! I think I laughed more than last year’s Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged episode.

 

Beauty Faves

 

Oh yes! Time for the beauty faves! Let’s see what I like!

 

Urban Decay Naked Basics pallet! I know I sound like I’m behind on the whole Naked Basics idea and the Naked pallets by Urban Decay but I can see why a lot of people bought this pallet! I also reviewed this pallet along with the Ulta primer and I am going to say again I really like this pallet! It is very easy to use and glide the shadows on and not too expensive. I might splurge one day and get the first two Naked pallets but this is one way I get my fill of the Naked pallet line. I did hear good things about the Naked 2 Basics which is the smaller version of the Naked 2 pallet and has more of the cool tones while this one has the warmer, smoky tones, you know I will be getting it someday, this is one pallet I really like and easy to use. And I like creating trio shadow looks with this and it is great for social gatherings and to look professional without the over dramatic looks. Great way of not spending too much money and it’s travel convenient with the small size.

 

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara! Speaking of Urban Decay, I have another favorite by them and that’s the Perversion mascara! I got this in a sample size in my very first Ipsy bag in August and man I love how lightweight it feels on my lashes! I know that sounds weird but it feels like the mascara is barely there and doesn’t weight my lashes down. I know there is supposed to be a primer that goes with this called the Subversion which to me sounds excessive with putting this mascara on since it says on the little pamphlet thing that it is supposed to make your lashes bolder and blacker and even bigger. I did hear YoungWildAndPolished mentioning that she got the Subversion and it weighed her lashes down when she put the mascara on top, I rather just have the mascara. I may have to get a full size of this when the time is right, not sure on my Christmas list right now, it is a nice mascara though and glad that I got to try it out in my very first bag!

 

Pacifica Naturals Eyeliner in Gunmetal! Another item from my Ipsy bag and that is the Pacifica Naturals Eyeliner in Gunmetal that came in my bag last month. Whenever I put on my make up I seem to reach for this eyeliner all the time! It glides on smoothly and it stays pretty well all day long. I even worn this with my smoky eye for my high school reunion since I was using the Naked Basics pallet, my newer NYX baked shadow in Dead Star as a base and the Perversion to give that look for that night. I even tend to wear it every day with my NYX Extreme Silver liner. It is a nice silver liner that I recommend. I heard Pacifica is available at Target which I may have to see the location near me carries it.

 

Hikari Lipstick in Cabronet! Another Ipsy fave but it wasn’t in my bag, I traded my Be A Bombshell powder for this product since I wanted it and it is by a company I never heard of until Ipsy got it and I did say in the September bag post that it was just starting out. I like how the color is a nice, vampy champagne and it stays put! I also wore this to my high school reunion and it didn’t budge even when I was having a drink, the lipstick stayed even when I got home! If you’re interested in Hikari, you should check them out! I may have to purchase a tube when I run out, maybe another in this color or another. I give them a Pawprint of Approval!

 

Kailyn Art Touch Lip Gloss in Basic Instinct! Another Ipsy favorite and it did come in my bag and that is the Kailyn Art Touch lip gloss in Basic Instinct. I never heard of Kailyn until I got this in my bag and man I love it! I am actually glad I did get this since it was one of the lip products that all the members would get and it was this color or Love Affair and I got the nude pink one and man I like the feeling of it. It is not too sticky when you apply it and it also stays pretty well put after application!

 

Harvey Prince Fragrance in Hello! I also got this in my September Ipsy bag and it helped me with perfume at MythiCon! I love this scent! It combines my fave two notes of earthy and sweet into one small bottle of a sample! I am kind of jealous towards Boxy Charmers who got the full size but at the same time I was glad it was small since I was carrying a lot of stuff in my bag and was easier than carrying a huge bottle of perfume that would probably break or a big bottle of body spray. I may have to get a full size of this or another roller ball of this. Smells so good!

 

Holy Grail: Ulta Matte Prime! I think I found my Holy Grail item and it is a face primer and it’s made by Ulta! I first tried this product through a sample tube in the little summer make up bag they sent me for free when I bought the 55 piece make up set and I liked it a lot since it didn’t felt like acid on my face and it helped my zits make it easier to treat due to how it sucks the oil out and ries them out! This is also made with salisilic acid and that is used on sensitive skin the most! I do have a full size tube of this and got another for going away in case I finished this tube of it and I am so glad that Ulta made this product! I hope it doesn’t get discontinued because Almay discontinued that concealer stick and treatment gel I loved so much and made me mad and sad. Ulta don’t discontinue this!

 

Hard Candy Blush in Doll Pink! I know hold the phone! I am using blush and I have to thank the little blush sample from my August bag from Coastal Sense! I got used to it since I did get blush in so many ways that I didn’t know what to do until I saw videos on how to wear it and then got comfortable with it. I do have a fave blush and that is by Hard Candy cosmetics and it is their baked blush in Doll Pink. I like how this applies easily to the cheeks and easy to blend into my foundation after applying it and then with the powder on top with my Ulta or is it Jordana blush brush from that one set that my parents found at a garage sale, still this is easy to apply and don’t have to make an effort in blending. I am going to finish this up since it fell off the bathroom counter and the top of it, since it looks like a dome in the compact, broke off and it doesn’t close right. Will try to finish this and get another. Still, it’s a nice blush and glad that WalMart carries this!

 

Fave Game: Super Smash Brothers 3D! If you guys seen E3, you already knew or seen the SSmash Brothers tournament with the new game that came out on the 3DS recently! I preordered this game, played the demo, and now have the game and loving it! It is pretty hard for me since I can’t see it but seeing Nerdy Shirts and Gondras having fun on it makes it better! I am glad that they added Charizard to the Pokemon roster but Gruninja has been my fave out of the others in this game and have to represent my starter by playing as him. I do like playing as Rosalina from Mario Galaxy and as Peach since I win with them a lot, but playing with Gruninja is pretty easy. I did play as Captain Falcon and Link for old times sake since I used to have the N64 one as a rebellion against getting Ocarina of Time due to someone I used to be friends obsessed over it and said I should get it but Smash Brothers was my fave game due to how it gets my stress out, even back in middle school. So glad that it is on the 3DS for this game. And for anyone with a Wii-U, it is coming out for that in a month so look out for that!

 

Accessories

 

Heart Earrings from Hot Topic! So onto accessories now and the first item is one of the things with my Hot Cash coupon this time and it is a pair of stud earrings with hearts! I normally wear stud gauges and had to get new ones since the glittery star ones in black and blue were always popping off and did lose one while sleeping once and since I had the Hot Cash coupon it was time to get new ones. I got a pair of cherry blossom ones and another with biohazard signs but the one that I got was to get a break from gauges and decided to go to the earrings stand and found these! They are little hearts with little jewels around them, they kind of remind me of this heart necklace Gondras gave me as an anniversary gift once and they are nice. My right ear did get infected due to how it’s been a while since I wore metal earrings after losing one of my mini hoops last year but it’s all good now! I did surprise a woman at the grocery store once with how I found them at Hot Topic and she didn’t expect you would find a nice item like this there when they are known for dark and gothic items! They do have them and don’t cost much either. I may have to go back and get a few more earrings.

 

Tenth Doctor Phone Case! I got this as an extra birthday gift from Gondras and it is a phone case of the Tartus with the Tenth Doctor’s Bad Wolves’ Club logo on it! We found it at Hot Topic among the phone cases and was lucky that this was for a 4S and I love it! It has some nail polish stains on it because I was painting my nails when I was answering texts. At least it wasn’t on the tartus side. I still love this phone case!

 

Raichu 3DS charm! This was something I had a friend make and I put it on my 3DS since IPhones don’t have a place for phone charms much anymore. Since my 3DS is Pokemon themed I thought it would be appropriate that it would have a Pokemon charm and decided with my favorite Pokemon, Raichu. It is a cute little thing of him carrying a Pokeball and goes well with it despite the big casing on it. She does run her own thing called Kurious Kingdom and she sells at KnightroKon, so check her out and she does help me sell my health and magic gauge lanyards time to time.

 

Well, that is it for this favorites post! I know it was a lot but hey at least I got it done before I have to go! I will visit if I can and not sure if I will post anything but at least I can have time to do my other writing stuff, as in fan fiction and a book! So, til next time!

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