Favorites Time: January and February 2015!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! February is about to draw to a close and you know what that means! Time for my faves of January and February 2015! Man, I have a lot of things to cover including a non-fave, which I should start with that!

 

Non-Fave: Pur Lis Glitter Flash Tattoos! OMG! These sucked and they were the Pur Lis Flash Glitter Tattoos from the January BoxyCharm because they caused my skin to react weird when I decided to try it out on my right wrist and then did it on my left upper arm. I did follow most of the directions by doing the water after putting it down and it transferred well but I didn’t know I had to let it set dry afterwards  through the air. I can’t read directions and they didn’t post the items for review until two weeks after I tried them. Plus all thanks to my old rash from Lush a few years ago it had an allergic reaction to my skin. I can see why I don’t use any body glitter since it has a weird reaction on my lower arms. My upper arm nothing happened except that it peeled! Even the one on my wrist peeled but not as badly as the upper arm one. I threw these away because of how bad my skin reacted and not only that they didn’t remove well, I did the old alcohol removal trick and it doesn’t work well, it made my skin worse. I definitely won’t buy these at all and it’s not worth the price, especially if you have sensitive skin like I do. I am hoping BoxyCharm doesn’t send these again if they get any other designs, if I get them again, I may give them away or swap them to someone.

 

Bath and Body Works: Body Butter in Madagascar Vanilla! First beauty item is a body item and that is the Bath and Body Works body butters in Madagascar Vanilla! I was looking for body butters since I was running low on the Ayres Patagonia one I received through Ipsy and I didn’t want to buy the full size since it might be pricey and decided to look around in Bath and Body Works in the Volusia Mall and they were having a sale on some of their items for 75% off and this was in that display and I loved the scent! I almost got the Shea one since that smelled sweet but decided to stick with the sale display with this one and got two of them! What I like about this scent is that it’s not overbearing like most vanilla scents are by some companies and with vanilla anything by Bath and Body they deliver very good vanilla smells! I still love the Vanilla Bean Noel from Christmas and did like the Warm Vanilla Sugar as well. I am kind of sad that they don’t have the tubs of the body butters now, which sucks and it’s easy for me to get it out, but I may check out the Body Shop’s brand of body butters since I heard good things about those and I know Pacifica makes some. Will have to check them out!

 

  1. L. F.: Clear Brow Gel and Mascara! Now a newer product to my collection and to use to get ready for the job search routine and that is the E. L. F. mascara and clear brow gel! I was turned onto this all thanks to a former make up artist who has a lot of knowledge in putting it on as a blind person and she gave me pointers and helped out in finding things and this was one of them. We were originally looking for the Maybelline clear mascara but the WalMart we were at sold out or didn’t exactly have it, forgot the reason, but we did find this in the E. L. F. section while looking for the right blush for my Professional Look Kit! What I like about this is that it’s double ended which there is one side for brows and the other side for lashes and I marked the lashes side to help me know which end was what. With this thing, it does help with just using the clear gel for the brows than wrestling with the question of “Which shade is the best for my brows?” Which I notice a lot of YouTubers wrestle which shade is best for them. I would say get this for that and the lashes part does save you from having black smudges all over and you don’t have black dots on your shadow when you’re done. Trust me, I tend to get that time to time if I miss my lashes!

 

Almay: Bold Nudes for Green Eyes! Next is a newer Almay Product for my Professional Look Kit and it is by my fave make up company and that is Almay! IIt’s the Bold Nudes eye shadow pallet for the green eyes. I haven’t gotten any of the eye shadow pallets in a long time since I got the smoke trio for hazel eyes a while back and still have that and just tossed the green eyes one since that was running out in the crease and brow part and glad to get back into it with this one. A great way of going with a nice eye look is through the neutrals and this little pallet is perfect for that due to how easy it is to have the right shades for your eyes. I like how it goes from a taupe, to a blue grey, to a lighter grey for the brow and it does lighten the gem green in mye eyes since it does mix with a cobalt in them. I will go for hazel for the weekends or the days I will be with Gondras, this one is staying with my little kit!

 

LA Color: Warm Berry Blush!  On a recreation trip, I stopped by a Family Dollar and wanted to see if they have make up items while looking for my fave baby wipes for make up cleaning. I found the brand LA color and I heard about these guys through a videos and did get a mascara by them, it is pretty good but not on the faves list, and found this blush and it’s in the color Warm Berry. It gives off a nice berry glow like my Berry Glow cream blush by Ulta and it is pretty pigmented, which I need to really blend this into my skin or it will make it look like I have tons of it on. I am hoping I can find this in my Family Dollars near me.

 

Mac: Cream Cup, Cream in Your Coffee, and Danty!  Finally added to the list, some Mac products! I did mention in my New Haul of 2015 Haul that I was slowly getting into Mac products! I do have the Pet Me Please lipstick from the Alluring Aquatics collection from last summer and now I have a total of four items but three made it to this list. I did mention I got Gleeful but haven’t used that much to count as a favorite but I did use the other three a bit more. Dainty is a pink blush that I heard about through Coffee Break With Dani and I like it! It goes on pretty well and it does blend very well. I know the price is a bit up there but it is in the same price as a Tart blush and it’s pretty worth it! I know this will be re-purchased and so with the two lipsticks on here, Cream Cup and Cream In Your Coffee! All thanks to Make Up By Tiffany D and Color Swept Beauty, I had to pick these up and they were separate buys since tend to buy Mac items one at a time and was glad to get my paws on these. I do love both colors, which Cream Cup is a pinkish nude while Coffee is more of a brownish one. I find it funny that Coffee was the more popular one and I had to wait until they had to restock on it and when I went to see if they got itt in, it was the last one that Friday! I was like, “Give it! Give it!” I was glad that I did get it and I do love these both! It was funny that the next day when I went back for Gleeful, the girl was like “I knew you would be back for Gleeful!” Who knows, it will be on the next list. I did almost leaned towards Diva as well, but that is on the maybe list for now! But these three are my fave! Especially with how great the two lipsticks being so creamy and they go on very smoothly, even more when there’s a lip balm!

 

Rimmel: Glam Rock Mascara and Captivating Lip Gloss! Next are products by Rimmel and they are the Rock Glam Mascara from the Scandaleyes line and the lip gloss in Captivating. When I first got the Glam Rock mascara, I wanted to take a try at the mascaras by Rimmel since so many people love them and I already love their lip products and I did have an eye trio by them a long time ago and now using their nail top coat on top of that. I was originally looking for the newest one, the Rockin Curves one, but couldn’t find it and got this one and man it feels awesome! My lashes do give a bit of a spike look from what I felt but they do curl very nicely with this mascara! It feels as light as the Rockin Curves one and curls pretty nicely with that too, but I would say the Glam Rock one got my vote as fave this month. The Captivating lip gloss is also another item in my Professional Look Kit and I love it! It’s a maroo colored lip gloss and it just feels pretty light, not too heavy or cakey, just nice! I may have to get more of this one and all thanks to this lip gloss it has been getting me more into red lips as I get more lip stuff. I am still looking for the Provacalips since Young Wild and Polished did a review on them and want to find them myself.

 

Jessica Simpson Perfume: Signature! Stop the presses! I finally got my paws on the Jessica Simpson Signature perfume! It made me happy since I did want this one for Christmas and didn’t get it and couldn’t find it until I got it as a Valentine’s Day gift from my dad. It is so gorgeous as a scent! It is not too heavy on the floral like most scents and it has a bit of an earthy sweet if that makes any sense! When I wore this one day my mom thought I was wearing potpourri as a scent but I told her it was the Signature perfume and she liked it! It can be confusing but it so amazing! Loving it!

 

Harley Quin Perfume! I had to mention this one on here because it became an all time fave scent and was wondering, “Hot Topic why didn’t you make this before!?” It is their Harley Quin perfume that they started making this year! Apparently, Hot Topic has been going a bit Harley crazy and they even have their own clothing line revolving around her called Harlene. I didn’t get any of it knowing that my Amazonian build won’t fit the corsets, the cardigan, nor tops, I would like to point out two years ago on my 27th birthday when a Harley top stopped at my shoulders over my head. I wasn’t out of hope when I found out that the Volusia location did carry the perfume when Gondras mentioned it while he visited. I knew I had to find it and glad it wasn’t exclusive to the the site! This scent is OMG amazing! It sprays on musky and then it gradually gets sweeter and I can’t stop smelling it! Gondras made a joke that they probably put Smilex in it and well I wouldn’t care if they did because this perfume is addicting and makes me a happy kitty! I have to keep myself from reaching for it when I brought it home because I love it so! I would say to check this out whenever you get the chance!

 

Fave Snack: Reese’s Hearts! I have to mention these because I have to keep myself from binging on them like crazy! They are the Reese’s Valentine’s Hearts that they always bring every year and they still taste as good and I feel like since they made them bigger, they taste a lot better! I have to keep myself from binging on these but when Valentine’s, Easter, and Christmas come around, chocolate is my major kryptonite, especially Reese’s and Hersheys! Oh yeah, and Ghiradelli!

 

Fave Hair Product: Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil! I almost forgot one item and that is my fave hair product and that is the Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil that came in the December BoxyCharm! When I started using this item I was happy to use it since it kept my hair soft, especially after coming home from Daytona and opening it with fresh highlights in my hair. The oil smells like vanilla and it is very moisturizing and it did last me pretty long for its size. I did get the actual bottle, even though it was the same size as the sample since that seems to be the full size, which doesn’t make sense, but been loving it! Looks like I found my fave hair item from a subscription box!

 

Fave Song: “Killing Loneliness” by HIM and “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift! I know ::dun dun dunnnn!” I usually go for the rock stuff but ever since I sang “Blank Space” with two of my other girlfriends in Daytona, I like it! It is on my IPad, which I recently got and love, and my IPhone, that it does get stuck in my head. Hell, I even sang along with it a tiny bit in Ulta while they played it last Tuesday! I was resisting but couldn’t help it! And the other song, I only used to like one song by HIM, which I forgot the title, but when I heard Vivi sing this on Rock Band this past weekend, my ears perked up and had to ask what it was and Gondras told me. Then got clicking on Itunes! I love orchestraic sounding rock songs and this song is really beautiful with the violin, piano, and guitar, couldn’t help it! I even liked how the singer sings it, you know he was writing it from his lonely soul! Tragic I know!

 

Well, that is it for this faves post! What is next? Still will do the plushie thing of course and coming soon will the start of my spotlights on Anime Festival Orlando and will be bringing back the Anime in Transmedia posts since it would be right with two of the guests at AFO to bring this back for the next couple of months and doing them on three of the biggest series, Slayers, Yu-gi-oh, and Pokemon. Stay tuned!

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Ipsy and BoxyCharm Time: February 2015!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Guess what time it is! It’s Ipsy and BoxyCharm time! So, it’s February and it’s Valentine’s Day which these two subscriptions take on a bit of a Valentine’s Day make up tone. I am not sure how well BoxyCharm wows me this time around since last month’s box was a meh box due to the bronzing syrum and tattoos were out of place and the tattoos sucked since my skin went into allergic reaction mode at the wrist where I tried them out. I will be mentioning that during my Jan and Feb faves! Let’s see what I got in these this month shall we?

 

Ipsy

 

This month’s theme is Ipsy Love or Hash Tag Love and this is an appropriate theme and this month’s bag is in the same design as the October bag and it’s pink and grey. I do agree with some people that the December bag should’ve been the Valentine’s bag since it had the heart keychain and at the same time wished their was a heart patch or something on this bag. I do like how I can fit my professional make up items in it since I only hae the blush, the clear mascara and brow gel, eye shadow pallet from Almay, and lip gloss only that. Don’t want to carry all my make up stuff in one bag so just carry the tiny things in there to separate from the rest. Anyuway, I like the items I did get in this bag due to how it fit my quiz a lot and my reviews!

 

Luxie Angled Face Brush 504! First item was something out of the bag and that is the Luxie 504 face brush! I never heard of Luxie before until I saw my sneak peek of the bag and was surprised that I was getting another brush! I didn’t mark beauty tools but did say send me anything and was glad to check this out! This brush is super soft and it is very chiseled and it’s perfect as a blush brush! I want more of these! There was an Ipsy Me for a set of these brushes but didn’t go for it, I may get the set or brushes separately since I do have a lot of brushes from ELF and WalMart already. I will have to say thank you Ipsy for this brush!

 

Cargo Mini Lip Gloss in Angullar! The next item is something that a lot of Ipsters got from what I saw in videos and it is the Mini Lip Gloss by Cargo Cosmetics. I was curious about Cargo due to it being carried at Ulta but never got anything by them until I got it in Ipsy! I do know if you didn’t get this you get the Be a Bombshell lip stain and that’s full size and it was outside of your bag like the Luxie brush, at least I got this and the brush to try out! The color is a bubblegum pink and it’s called Angullar. I read that it is not supposed to be sticky but it kind of felt like it since I tried it out and to me it sticks very well to the lips and when after applying, you don’t feel the stickiness on the lips. I like the feeling that it is lightweight after applying and it does taste a bit like pink frosting! Way to go Ipsy! And also you can find this on the Ulta website if curious!

 

Joya Composition No. 1 Perfume Oil! I was also happy about this and it was another perfume sample! I got the Hello sample back in September and was glad to get this one this month and it’s the Composition No. 1 by Joya and man it is tiny! The Hello was bigger than this one but I can see why it’s so small for a roller sample! It is pretty strong as a scent and I am guessing it’s pretty concentrated so all you need is one stroke! Well, it takes two strokes with me but it does smell very good! I keep on thinking now, this would also a be good sample during the summer since it has a nice summery scent as you wear it and according to the page on Ipsy, it has very different notes and I can smell it as I wear it! I am not sure if I want the full size but if I were to get it in its full size version, I may have to carry this with me in my messenger bag along with Hello!

 

Model Co. Blush Powder in Peach Berlini! Next was an item that every Ipster did get and that is the Model Co. blush and it came in two colors and it depends on who gets what, which you either got Cosmopolitan, a pink blush, or Peach Berlini, a peachy coral blush and I got the Peach Berlini. I was happy to get this blush despite its color since I never got a blush in Ipsy until now and was glad to get it with everyone else and it’s in the full size compact and it reminds me of the packaging for the Sonya Cashuk blushes, which I have one since November. This one is going to be worn I know it and hoping to get more blushes in the future!

 

‘Tini Beauty Rob Sheppi for ‘Tini Beauty in Pearl Fizz! And finally, another eye shadow in this month’s bag and it’s by ‘Tini Beauty! I heard of this brand all thanks to Danielle LaPook since she traded in for items by these people but never gotten anything from them since I subscribed. This was a nice little surprise since I hardly get any shadows in my bags until last month when everyone got the Pacifica shadow and was glad to get this! Rob Sheppi is a make up artist for the stars and he made this shadow as a nice little beige shadow, which this can be a lid color or a highlight and man it feels very powdery! I can see why he used this on Kim Cardashian and how he would be famous! Everyone who got this shadow came in Pearl Fizz and I think it’s in a pallet, I will have to go and see about this! Menyou!

 

Well, that is it for Ipsy! Let’s see how well BoxyCharm faired this month!

 

BoxyCharm: With BoxyCharm, I did like it except for one item, which my skin is allergic to an ingredient!

 

Mistura Complexion Corrector! This is the item that I am kind of allergic to the SPF and also trying to trade! At first I thought it was a lipstick since it looked like one and then had my parents take a look and found out it was the complexion corrector that everyone got! What I don’t get is that I saw a video that had someone getting different items and in the Kiss and Tell section it had different items from the sneak peek and then saw the actual February box videos and very different and it did say on the Facebook that everyone was getting this. This item is pretty much set for all skin tones and has SPF and well can’t use it! I would be happy if it didn’t have the SPF ingredients since my skin went haywire with the Paula’s Choice moisturizer during Ipsy’s August bag and found out the hard way that I can’t use any cosmetics with it. So, anyone want this? I do like the Mistura brush I got during December but this is one thing I won’t use!

 

NCLA Nail Polish in Heart Attack!  ::sings:: But you make me want to act like a girl, paint my nails, wear high heels! Yes you make me so nervous that I can’t just hold your hand! Woops! Had “Heart Attack” by Demi LeVatto that it made sense for this nail polish and it’s by NCLA and it’s called Heart Attack! I love getting nail polishes and the last time I got one in a subscription was in my Ipsy October bag and it was the Nicole by OPI polish and this one is by a company I never heard of! Great thing about subscriptions is that you get items by companies you never heard of before and glad to say hello to this one and appropriately named with Valentine’s Day and it’s known as Heart Attack! It’s a red polish with hearts in it, even though it looks clear despite my braille label on it being a bit red I think. Still, a nice polish and may have to try it out! This was very appropriate for this month, Boxy why do this this month and not the last?

 

Mullen and Sparrow Clay Mask! So, what made me happy is another item for all skin types and it’s by Mullen and Sparrow and it’s a clay mask that helps with exploiating the skin! I tried it out once my box today, yeah it appeared today due to the three day weekend, and man my face felt clean! It is a powder that comes in a bottle and you add water and create a mask to rub against your face and wait for it to dry and wash off! Man my face felt clean afterwards even though I put a lot on my chin! Hey, since I’m getting a few blemishes, time to check it out. Not sure if I will get the actual size whenever it gets posted in the Kiss and Tell section for review! I did by the Eva NYC Hair Oil from December’s box!

 

Jing Ai (Sorry for misspelling it) Lip Crayon in Pink ABuu! Another company I never heard of and it’s called Jing Ai or Pure Love  as it’s translated and it’s been in every box this month! Appropriate Boxy, see the trend is working this month! Anyuway! In some boxes there were different colors like Raspberry Ice and I think a red somewhere and I did get this one, which is a pink called Pink ABuu! Like Peek A-Boo but Pink. It is in one of those chubby lip crayons that everyone raved so much last year and still popular today, so glad this came in this month’s box! I even like the company name, I believe it’s an Asian company by what the name is. Can’t wait to see what else will be brought to the box by these guys!

 

Modern Minerals Small Round Brush! Finally, a brush! Yay it’s the month of brushes! First the Luxie brush in Ipsy and now a brush by Modern Minderals! I never heard of this company until now and glad to get another brush and this is more of a crease brush which I tried it out in my crease area without shadow to get a feel of where it’s placed since I can’t use mirrors due to being blind, it tickles! The brushes are so soft that I need to make sure I don’t laugh while using this brush! I hope to get more brushes in the future because I am now on the hunt to try new brushes time to time! Way to go BoxyCharm!

 

That is it for this month’s Ipsy and BoxyCharm! Besides the Mistura item, I did like both boxes items! I love the bag for Ipsy and glad to use it to carry my make up for professional looks whenever I’m out doing job fairs or if I get that interview and finally working. Good to have that extra crease brush, the face chiseled brush which is great for blush! Then of course the Model Co. blush which is funny to see that BoxyCharm already gave that out and did put my two cents in for that despite being a previous month item, well from months before! I did like the lip items in both things, definitely liked using the clay mask since it is good for sensitive skin and that made me happy! What else….oh yes the eye shadow as well from Ipsy to try it out! Plus with BoxyCharm, I got items from other companies I never knew about and same with Ipsy with the brush! Again, one good thing about subscriptions is that you get items from companies you never heard about. So, hoping March will bring another good one! Hoping Boxy keeps it up even more since I hear from subscribers switch over to this one due to more of the full size higher end stuff, but to me I only had one dissatisfied box and that was last month’s box. Ipsy, I do love due to how it comes in a nice bag and get some brands I do like and others rarely heard of. Anyways, way to go on both sides! If you want to subscribe to both, you can go to www.ipsy.com for Ipsy and www.boxycharm.com for Boxy and you can find my referral codes in my December unboxing!

 

What is next for Nerdy Shique Universe? I will be holding off on the plushie maker since I am a bit of trying to get in contact with them and will be starting my convention spotlight on AFO in the next coming months since we concluded to do press this year! Waiting on press updates for now. If anyone has any ideas for any posts, like cosplay, anime wise, or even more beauty stuff, I’m all cat ears! And if anyone’s interested in swapping for the Mistura beauty, you can e-mail me at the e-mail address down below or at nerdyshiqueuniverse@gmail.com since we have a YouTube and that is connected to it and like everyone else, I’m on the go so I have a handy dandy IPad now for press related stuff! Anyuway, oh right, favorites will be up soon! Stay tuned!

Haul: Ulta and Target!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Well, still working on the Ipsy and BoxyCharm post since my BoxyCharm hasn’t arrived yet due to timing making it look like my box will be here today but because of President’s Day it meant no mail, so it won’t be here til tomorrow! In the meantime, another haul and this time it’s from Ulta and Target!

 

Ulta: So, this time with Ulta I was on the prowl for new NYX items and they sent me another free deluxe coupon for the Perversion Mascara! I haven’t finished my sample from Ipsy but hey it’s free and I do like the Perversion mascara and it sure beats paying for the price for a full size, even though I may get it at one point. I tried going to the Winter Park location since they carry more items but they didn’t have any of the new Intense Butter Glosses and went to Altamonte and man they were picked off by vultures!

 

I was glad to get my paws on at least one of the Intense Butter Glosses and that is in Napoleon, which is a peachy nude color and thought it would look nice since I do love my Peaches N Cream and Peach Cobbler glosses from the original Butter Glosses. I wanted to get Berry Streudel, Toasted Marshmallow, and Spice Cake but all they had left were the testers and Ulta can’t sell them. Sucks! I guess doing the buy one get one half off on lip items during the weekend really wiped them out! I did have better luck with the High Voltage lipsticks which got me interested through Color Swept Beauty! I tried finding the one she loved, Dalia, but they sold out like crazy! A lot of them were out of colors but I did manage to get one called Privelege, which is a pink color, and Rock Star, which is a light red and a nice way of going into reds. I did try going for Hollywood, which is a darker red, but they sold out of that one, there is always next time when they restock on everything and after a while the new dies down. I also was happy to get my paws on two of the new Prismatic shadows which they had a lot left of and got two colors that Color Swept Beauty mentioned and they were Tin and Punk Heart! I also remembered Tati mentioned Punk Heart since she was given some of the newer NYX stuff by a friend and knew I had to get this one because it’s a purple shadow and I do go for them because of my cobalt-hazel eyes. Tin is a silvery one that is a bit darker and it would also bring the gem green in my eyes from what people say when it comes to silver shadows on me. I may have to use this if I ever do my Ice Pokemon Trainer cosplay. And the final item is a cream blush, which I was sad that the Altamonte location didn’t have the new blushes in when Mondays are when they get a lot of new things delivered but the blushes that were new didn’t come in but I did decide to see what the blushes were like and picked up Rose Petal, which is a nice pinky shade! Good to try something I never tried before and NYX blushes are one of the things that do get pretty good reviews time to time from what I seen on YouTube. I will have to see with the restock!

 

Target: With Target, tried jump on the Easter LipSmackers since apparently some places started stocking all the spring and Easter items on Valentine’s Day, which is odd especially my mom saying some places started doing that a week earlier. I was hoping to get my paws on the newer Easter LipSmackers but was a bit too early and they haven’t stocked them yet! I did go into the make up section to see if the NYX section had the Intense Butter Glosses but didn’t, they just had a small section with the normal items! I did go into ELF to see what they may have new and all I found was two lip items and I got two lipsticks! One is matte while the other is a regular one. One of them is Rich Red and that’s the matte and the other is Rosie Go Round and I do like the lip items by ELF since I had the lip gloss set from Christmas! And then I got the 32 shadow set by them and I heard this from another YouTuber who got this and she recommended that people should get this and glad I found it! It costs $6 which is amazing when you normally find pallets like this for more than that! I did get one more item that I forgot to get while I was at Ulta and I finally gave in and got the Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara! ::applause:: I heard so so so soooo many good things about this mascara that it kept perking my kitty ears like no other! Oh yeah, kitty became curious and had to get it! I may have to wear this sometime this week or the next to try it out! Also, I did get the package with the free retractable eyeliner and packed it with my make up to take back with me to Daytona so I would have a back up black liner! I may have to grab my other black pencils as well before then!

 

That is it for this haul! I know it was short but hey I got a lot of new items and glad to try them out! I will have the Ipsy and BoxyCharm post up and another announcement…looks like Nerdy Shique Universe will be heading for Anime Festival Orlando, so look out for any convention spotlights for this year’s convention! Stay tuned!

New Haul of 2015!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I am back for a bit since I’ve been busy in Daytona and now on break until I go back for more stuff. I know I was going to do something on a plushie maker but having a itty bit thing to be fixed before I do it, so in the mean time I am bringing a haul for you all!

 

Not only I have beauty stuff, I also have some stuff from Hot Topic to mention!

 

Hot Topic: So, Hot Cash ended last month, well the last week of January and well I didn’t use all my coupons this year. I ended up with four, which was pretty funny! December was when they gave them out and the first one was when I got my newer Rise Against shirt and Harley Quin robe, I know what you’re thinking, Hot Topic carries robes now? Sort of since of course it’s winter and this thing was a perfect release for the cold and man it’s been cold in Florida, especially this week with Valentine’s Day! Back to it, the With the total from that purchase got me two Hot Cash coupons and then the other two was the Monday after that when we all went as a group and got the Kiki’s Delivery Service throw blanket because the blankets in the dorm I was staying at were thin and not warm enough and this thing was the definition of warm! It was also the last one that day and snatched it before anyone gets it! It’s of the cat Geegee from the movie and a friend of mine found a little beanie with cats and snowflakes on it and it says “Meow!” It was so cute! Cute as my Hash Tag Meow one from WalMart. Then I mentioned to the guy that he forgot about my HT One points and made it up to me to give me a second Hot Cash coupon with the first and then had four! I gave one to Gondras since he needed more shirts to wear besides the ones I got him for Christmas and in the past because he loves them so much and he ended up getting three Doctor Who ones and one of Firefly, which was the first show Nathan Filian did before Castle! What I did get with the two I used were the coffee mugs of Attack On Titan and Deadpool!I haven’t gotten anything more in Deadpool for ages since I get Gondras shirts of Deadpool and of course we have the game and when I heard the Sanford location had this mug along with the AOT one, called Sanford because Daytona’s location sold out of them, I wanted it! If only the boxes that they came in didn’t have that easy to slide out thing because I wouldn’t mind having the cast of Attack On Titan sign it at Omni! With the second one, I did get the newer Avengers shirt for Age of Ultron, which the guy working that day let me buy it before anyone else did along with a Guardians of the Galaxy shirt of the members animated! Loving it! Besides Hot Cash, during the time you spend it you got coupons for “Get $10 off of a $40” purchase and that started the end of January and went through last Sunday and I used one of them, which I don’t know what happened to the other, oh well! Anyuway, I had a hard time deciding until I was glad to get what I got! The thing was when Gondras visited me last, he told me that there were jackets based on the AOT ranger jackets  minus the patches and I decided to see if they fit me in the XL but it didn’t! It was tight around the shoulders and I have linebacker shoulders! Made me sad! Anyone know anyone who can make me one in my measurements? Just saying! I was happy to find out that they had the messenger bag and you know me with these things, got it! I had to find something else to get to meet that amount on the coupon and almost got another item of AOT until I remembered Gondras mentioned that Hot Topic started making stuff based on Harley Quin and perfumes based on her and the Joker, which I picked up a bottle! I am obsessed with it! It is strong at first but when it goes through the day it gets sweeter and sweeter, it makes me smell it like crazy! I think I found my cat nip! What made me puzzled is that they were starting Hot Cash giveaway again! The girl told me they won’t start til April and now will get a call about it since they do courtesy calls now. Start racking up the Hot Cash if you can!

 

Other Things: Some other things I did get while in Daytona before I got back to Orlando include two things from Mac! I have started getting into it a bit more but getting it a little at a time since it is expensive. I started with the Cream Cup lipstick back in December all thanks to so many YouTubers talking about it and decided to try it out! I did pick up another YouTuber pick and was lucky to get it since it was the last one and it’s the lipstick in Cream In Your Coffee! It’s more of a brown nude versus Cream Cup being a pink one and these babies are very creamy! I think this has been a very popular one at the counter due to it being the last one when they just got a new shipment of it in when I went and glad I snatched it in time! I am also using it and loving it! Then the other thing is the blush in Gleeful! I started with Danty as my first blush by Mac after hearing Coffee Break with Dani talked about it on her channel and wanted to see how they were like and after getting it, I love it! When I was told that rose colored blushes are also perfect for my skin tone I decided to check and see if they sold a rosy tone and they did and that was Gleeful! I haven’t used it yet but will be! Other items I did pick up include some stuff for my professional wardrobe such as a pair of pearl earrings and a necklace from Claire’s because of their $5 sale on jewelry and did get a top from JCPenny as a nice start to it! Yes, Mari Blue Cat is growing up!

 

Ulta: Now onto the fun part! Yesterday I went to Ulta after a job fair because I not only get the favorite “$3.50 off of a purchase of $10 or more” but got a coupon for a deluxe size of the new Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash mascara and was like, “Yes please!” Not only I got my paws on that I did get the full size of the Marc Anthony Argon Shine hair spray (I know the name is different but too long!) from Ipsy. It was funny the girl thought I wanted the small size, which I shown her what kind it was, and told me that they didn’t have the small only the big one and I told her that’s what I wanted. This is one reason subscription boxes, especially Ipsy, come in handy when it comes to trying products and then buying them in stores if they get carried there. I will see if the Waterford location, which I where I went to due to the Florida Mall location closed down, carry Jay Cat stuff next since I do like the Wonder lip paints and did redeem my points for one and may have to try other products.

 

Besides the hairspray, I did get a few other items and they were drugstore items and one of them is something I kind of was not on the bandwagon until now and that is the Maybelline Rocket Mascara! I have tried mascaras from Rimmel, Jordana, L’Oreal of course with the Miss Manga, ELF, LA Color, but not Maybelline. When I kept on hearing so many YouTubers rave about it, I had to try it out for myself and got it in the black color, Blackest Black I believe. The packaging is interesting when you get it, which the brush is not in the tube. I was afraid that the mascara was dried out if there was nothing to seal it until I opened it when I got home and saw the cap that was used to keep it fresh and not dry, I was relieved and put its brush in and it looked like a rocket! I can kind of see why they did that due to how long it would be in the original packaging and Maybelline wanted to keep it simple, very clever guys! The next product was something I wanted to find in Maybelline but couldn’t find it until I went to L’Oreal and it’s a gel liner in black! Normally I use black liquid liner and lately I have been using the black liner that ELF placed in their Disney Villain books but slight problem with that is they run! When I put it on Monday, Gondras saw a streak run down to my cheek and he thought it was because I was laughing too hard to the latest thing he shown me and he had to help me out to get it off. Another problem is that it transfers if you aren’t careful when putting it on, so to not face this again I decided to toss this with the other two and just stick with liquid liner from someone else or gel liner and decided gel liner! I went with the Carbon Black one by L’OReal because Maybelline ran out and it was popular at Ulta, so dropped by L’Oreal because I love their blue one and may have to get the purple one since it is so easy to use with my liner brush! The last item is the new NYX color mascara in blue! I heard about these from a YouTuber while watching a new Ulta haul and decided to check it out! I never tried NYX’s mascara but I do love their many tons of products like the eye shadows, liners, lip stuff, but never tried the mascara and this is an interesting twist! So glad they decide to release these for a year round thing since colored mascaras are a Halloween thing and I believe they were around in the ‘90s. Welcome back to the scene!

 

WalMart: Last stop is WalMart because I had to get more printer paper! I print a lot of stuff and my resume took a good portion of the rest of my paper along with the coupons from Ulta. I did pick up three make up items and wasn’t expecting to, one was one I needed and that was the Rimmel Shine Top Coat! When I painted my nails Saturday, I didn’t know my Sinful Top Shine dried out on the brush and became goopy and was hard to brush on! I tossed that out along with the old Quick Dry after buying my new bottle and kind of kicked myself for not getting the Top Shine while at Walgreens that day. I was hoping to go back but then I heard Rimmel made a good one and it dries in 60 seconds and decided to see if I can find it and I did! Great thing about it, I reapplied the Ruby Ruby nail polish since it was chipping already by last night, I used the top coat and you can hardly feel the glitter! It pretty much seals it in and does dry pretty fast! This has become my newest, fave top coats! I will still get the base and the quick dry from Sinful because those still are my faves!

 

Another product I got from Rimmel is something I wasn’t expecting to get because I was trying to find the new Provocalips lip glosses that Eleventh Gorgeous talked about but I did get the newer mascara they made and that is the Rockin Curves from the Scandaleyes collection! I own the Glam Rock one and loved how great my lashes felt with it on and funny thing was I wanted to find this one until my dad read the “Broken Heart Brush” part on the packaging and went, “Wait a minute, you said Broken Heart Brush? Is “New” on the package?” He double checked and told me it did and grabbed it! I was glad to find it after hearing about it on YouTube! This will be interesting to try out with how well the Glam Rock mascara worked well. I think I got this one in Extreme Black since it only comes in this shade and just Black. I don’t know why I’m in a mascara craze! And the last item is another thing I didn’t get on the bandwagon until now and it’s the CoverGirl Lip Lava in Live Love Lava! I heard about these from Color Swept Beauty and then Eleventh Gorgeous talked about them and had to try them! I did almost get one for my professional make up bag for when I go to have an interview or working or other things like job fairs but the reds didn’t suit it according to someone who used to be a make up artist before she got her eye condition, I did get Rimmel’s Captivating for that. Anyways, I did still have an interest in these and like how they were described and apparently they were almost sold out due to popularity! I was happy to get this one to try it out and didn’t want to stick to just the pinks or purples this time around. The nude one and gold one did sound interesting but the kitty ears gravitated towards Lip Love Lava and it’s a nice red to start with! CoverGirl should make more of these and more for the Colorlicious collection later on!

 

Ipsy Me: Last item of this haul just arrived yesterday and that is an Ipsy Me offer I picked up last week and it’s from Pacifica and it’s their Solar Color Mineral Pallet! Another great thing about Ipsy is you get e-mails every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday now, it was every Tuesday and then switched to every Tuesday and Thursday and now it’s three days and that different make up companies that were featured in Ipsy over time give deals through Ipsy to have Ipsters get them at a lower price. If you remembered a few posts back, I got the Ofra Cosmetics shadow book through the Ipsy Me offer and man it was worth it since that thing is usually $80 on Ofra’s site and got that for $60 less and forgot to mention, like the Ipsy bags you do get free shipping with the order. I would suggest joining if you want to get make up discounted! This thing by Pacifica was $20 as well and it is a nice product for that price since it normally runs $35 on their website and you can’t beat that! This pallet features one of the products that was given to all Ipsters last month and that was the Coconut Mineral eye shadows, which I did use mine once and liked how it felt and did still like their Gunmetal liner pencil I got from them in my Ipsy bag and glad to get this to expand on my curiosity with Pacifica!

 

This pallet includes six of the Coconut Mineral eye shadows, which you can only get in pallets according to the Pacifica page that was on Ipsy last month for these things, and it does come with the shade I got in my bag, Treasure, along with Neptune, Sandalwood, Coral, Mermaid Aqua, and Glow. It also comes with a blush, a bronzer, and three highlighters. I  am slowly getting into highlighters, especially with using the Mana Kadar highlighter I got in last month’s bag and did like the one that came in my Beauty Treasures set from Ulta, I’m slowly getting into it. I may not use the bronzer, might use it as a blush instead to have a brownish  peach tone like my Pin Up blush by Hard Candy (it does look a bit deep peach almost by what my eyes can see) and the shadows are natural and pigmented! If you’re into going for more natural looks and don’t want to splurge on a Naked pallet and/or want something more natural less chemical-like, I would say get this, especially where you can smell the coconut oil in these because these are the coconut infused products they carry! It is also a nice start to your collection and great for that person you know who are looking for the more natural stuff and this really got me, especially with the blush and eye shadow! This is also pretty nice to travel with if need be since it’s in a nice book pallet. I did notice a nail polish deal yesterday but with all the nail polishes I own and glad to come home to, I don’t need any more for now! I still want to finish some of the products I do own and so far so good finishing what I was able to. Anyways, if you want to join Ipsy and want to see all the offers you can get, head over to Ipsy.com! I did leave my referral link in my December Ipsy and BoxyCharm Time to help this little kitten out in replenishing her points!

 

Well, that’s it! I am going to try and do the plushie maker post soon and of course waiting on Ipsy and BoxyCharm to arrive, according to the Ipsy Twitter, they just started shipping! And an update on Omni Expo, just filled out the forms for press and me, Gondras, and Nerdy Shirts are waiting on updates about that! So, that’s it!