Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I decided to take a post break with convention stuff since I have a collective haul for you guys! It’s been a while since I had a haul on here and it deals with Lush, Ulta with a visit and an online order, Bath and Body Works, and of course Walgreens! This going to be a long one! Almost forgot, Spirit Halloween due to it being Halloween as well!
Lush: It’s been months since I been to Lush! I think the last time I was there was when I got a new container of R&B and Shine So Bright, since those two are my two all fave hair products, pretty much Holy Grail because they keep my hair smooth with the oils I use and my split ends out! Anyways, reason I had to go there was for a free face mask due to collecting five containers. If anyone’s wants to get into Lush, this is a great concept since the containers are made of recyclable materials, I mean the ones for the hair products like R&B, the lotions, now shower creams, and so many others and you collect five and get a free mask and great thing is that the container the mask comes in also counts, which if you get done with a mask you receive you save the little potted container. Anyways, I traded in for the OateFix face mask! You guys know my skin is very sensitive and need to be careful with what I use on it and decided it’s time to try the masks again due to how my skin is not too picky as it was in the past with Lush products. It is still buddy buddy with my Celestial and did mention how my skin was sensitive to the girl and she let me try out Oat Fix and one called BB Seaweed to see how it reacts. It did not like BB Seaweed since don’t know how it happens but my skin does not like seaweed on it, even when I tried the Aquamarine face wash from Lush, it hates seaweed but my stomach love it when I eat it. I was glad to get Oat Fix and the smell is still the same! What do I mean by that? The ingredients are oatmeal, banana, and other ingredients and it smells like banana bread but to me it takes on more of the smell of the waffle bowls that cook at Coldstone. I say try this mask out if you have sensitive skin!
Another item I got was finally something eyed and tried and that is the Dirty styling cream! I love the scent of Dirty and I was sad that they discontinued the perfume and the shower gel since I love mint and this scent is very clean, even as a shower gel! I don’t get why they had to discontinue those two items with how popular the Dirty line is and when I found out that the Styling Cream was made I decided to go into the Florida Mall location for a sample and loved it! It is not like a hair gel nor heavy like one, it is very light and it has a medium hold to it, which I don’t mind since years ago that is how I wore my hair gel, within the 6-7 range in the LA Looks line. They need to bring back the shower gel and perfume because I love this scent! I am glad that I can trade the container in when I’m done, which will probably take forever to do.
And finally, I got something I have loved forever and haven’t gotten in years and that is a piece of the Karma soap! I loved this scent for many years and will never let go! It is a citrusy pichulli scent with sandalwood and smells very mazing. I still have the perfume left and afraid to finish it since it was one of the first scents that got me into Lush and it’s my second all time fave next to Snow Fairy. Even when I picked up the chunk they had in the store while my dad was smelling all the other soaps, I was like “I miss this scent!” That was when he asked for the quarter of a pound because he knows I love it.
I am going back when they call me about this and that is since Halloween items come out every year at Lush they have gift sets now for it and they have a pumpkin and a bat and they didn’t start selling til recently and sold out of them. The pumpkin one contains bath items while the bat contains shower items and one newer shower jelly called Night Wing. I did call them to see if they have any in stock but sold out, I am hoping I get a call Monday when they get a new shipment! I notice how Halloween stuff sometimes sells slowly but this year it is selling out fast! I still have my Magic Pumpkin from last year since I haven’t done many baths but will have to use it! Crossing my fingers to see about the Bat Hibijibi and try out that new shower jelly.
Walgreens! Should’ve started off with this but going out of order! I have gone to Walgreens three times and two times for Wet N Wild and Cover Girl while the last one was to get Rimmel and Furgy. First, if you read my Fall Favorites I mentioned that I found the newer Fall Collection from Wet N Wild called Here’s to the Wild! I have to thank Vivi for making the video about this collection because I haven’t gotten anything WNW for many months because of getting stuff by NYX, Rimmel, especially the new Provocalips collection months ago, and other lines until now. I got two of the nail polishes, one of the lipsticks, and one of the shadow pallets! I got the lipstick in Coffee Buzz which is a berry brown color according to Vivi. I haven’t gotten a brown lipstick in forever, especially this one being so unique to me and had to get it. Vivi did mention that it is hard to find some of the colors but the location I went to had it and was glad to get it. It stays put like the Color Tattoos with the feel of it. I picked up two of the nail polishes and they are Pop Up Blue Teak and Thrift Shopaholic, which Pop-Up Blue Teak is a sapphire blue which I love blue polishes, if you see my collection of polishes it is pretty much the good portion even in Sinful Colors, and that got me wanting it after how Vivi described it. It is the hardest to find but I found it easily along with Thrift Shopaholic which is a purple shade and purple is the second most colors I own and glad that this one exists in the collection. I did almost thinka bout getting I Moss Have It but didn’t appeal to me much. I got one of the eye shadow pallets though and can’t get the name because I took off the sticker before knowing what it was. I am not sure if it’s Gallery Next Door or since I hear it has purple shades and blue ones and that is what I remembered from the one I got. I did get two items from the permanent vollrvyion dinvr iy was Biy One Get One Half Off on WNW and got a black glitter liner because my Hot Topic one was a bit old and getting dried iyt and glad that I found one by WNW. I also got another eye shadow pallet but it’s a trio and that is Walking On Egg Shells. I did forget to mention the newer pallets in the Here’s to the Wild Ones are five pan pallets and I heard good things about the Egg Shells trio and decided to finally get it. I did walk by the Sinful Halloween display and picked up a bottle of High Spirits, which is a dark polish I haven’t gotten before and I do love the Halloween display by Sinful due to how I can get my paws on polishes I can’t find on a regular basis.
Another trip to Walgreens got me due to how Vivi told me about Cover Girl releasing Star Wars Limited Edition items. The collection is supposed to have nail polishes but didn’t find them, I did find the mascaras and they are just tubes with quotes on them which I feel I can just buy the tube without the packaging. The lipsticks, on the other hand, really caught my interest and I got the ones in a shimmery pink and the other a shimmery plum. They don’t have names which is odd and kind of disappointing which they should’ve named them after several of the girl characters such as Lea and Asoka as examples. I did pick up two of the Fantasymakers stuff, which one I had to return because it turned out to be face paints and I tend not to use the Halloween paints but I did get a red lipstick from the line. And the last visit was to find the Rimmel Apocalips or Show Off Lip Lacquers here in the states in Star Gazer since it felt like the one I had was a bit low. I couldn’t find it but found one of the velvet ones in Atomic Rose and got it because I heard good things about the velvet line in this formula. I will see how that goes! I did find two highlighters from the Wet N Wild Furgy collection. I hseen how Kathleen Lights goes crazy for the one known as Hollywood Boulevard which is a very gold highlighter. She said it was limited edition but the girl who works at Walgreens told me they are permanent. I was also able to pick up Rose Gold Goodness from the same line to at least try out a rosy shade. I am glad to try these out since I have been into highlighters whenever I like to give myself a bit of shimmer.
Bath and Body Works! I did drop by Bath and Body Works for more of the fall hand sanitizers since I have been pumpkin crazy! I did get a few scents in my fave Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte scent, which when I smelled it it smelled stronger than I was used to from one of the ones I got back in September. Not sure if it’s the newer batch that got stocked at the Millennia location, I did pick one up anyways! I also picked up Pumpkin Cupcake and one in particular that made me curious to get and that is the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles because of how Young Wild and Polished talked about how this scent is her fave candle and in hand sanitizer form it smells amazing! It smells like what if you turned pumpkins into syrup! I did pick up another Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte item but it’s the shower gel this time! I almost thought about getting the body mist again and a guy that worked there said they sold out the day before but was happy they got the shower gel! It smells like lattes in the shower gel and I am going to be using it next to have a break from my Lush shower gels.
Ulta! Next is Ulta! I shopped in store and online because I was looking for the make up line known as Make Up Revolution. I heard about this brand from YouTube and decided to look on their website and found that there were a lot of things from this brand. This brand orginated from London and it feels like a lot of European companies are sending their stuff to our lands such as Make Up Academy being at CVS and Make Up Revolution being at Ulta. I decided to see if any of the locations near me has it in stores and well Altamonte didn’t have it, they even thought I said Make Up Forever, Winter Park had it, and then Milennia, which is where I got two of the items. I wanted to try out a highlighter and got the one in Golden Lights which is a golden toned glittery highlight. I tried it out and man gives you pretty good amounts with a brush stroke and does blend nicely into blush. That was not the only thing I got that visit, I also got the Iconic 2 pallet which is an eye shadow pallet that is very affordable when it looks like a higher end one. That is one thing about Make Up Revolution is that it’s drugstore prices for this brand and the highlighter was $6 and the Iconic 2 was $7. Not bad huh? This is a nice and smokey pallet that you can go smokey and dramatic and of course there are two other pallets in this range on top of it. The first has bronzey shades and the third one has a mix of rosey gold and neutrals. I think I will stick with the Iconic 2 pallet since smokey is what I like the most!
My second Ulta purchase was online and it was a last day thing for free shipping over $25 and other specials. I tried going for the buy 2 get one free for NYX and buy two and get two free on Ulta but realized I have too many eyeliners that I need to get through and the NYX sale kind of felt a little much. I think I prefer the buy one get one half off for NYX because when shopping with Ulta it does add up fast. I will say I did get one eyeliner and that is from Essence and it’s the automatic gel liner in Gunmetal. I normally don’t go for automatics but since I have gotten lipliners and eyeliners in the automatic pen, I got used to it! The reason why I went with this is not only helped with me getting to the free shipping and have been looking for another gunmetal color eyeliner because the Pacifica sample liner I got from Ipsy is getting shorter and it’s hard to find. I am not sure if Target sells it, I may have to check at some point but at least Essence makes one and I did start liking this brand due to buying the Bare to Be Nude set from Ipsy. Come to think of it, I do have the automatic liner in brown all thanks to that set! I did want some more of the gel liners from Ulta in colors that sound cool, I still have a Night Sky pencil which I almost got another of which I am going to finish first.The next item is another Make Up Revolution product and that is the Unicorns Unite pallet from the Salvation pallets. My dad did read out all the pallets due to how it is hard for me to know which one is which and he read the Unicorns one weirdly and that had me take a look at it and was happy about it because it has shimmer shimmer shades and matte ones and I did read great reviews about it. I tried to find out if Winter Park had it and they only had the Mermaid one and something else. This was $10 which is not bad and when I received it in the mail it looked amazing from what I could see in the light! What I like is that this has more jewel tones than the NYX Wicked Dreams pallet that I got a year ago while hunting the Dream Catcher pallets. I even like the layout which the first two rows are boxes and the final row is circular which makes crease brushes get in easily. There is a sponge tipped double ended brush which I don’t use since I prefer using my brushes. I also like how it’s bigger than the Wicked Dreams pallet and prettier. If you want to check this pallet out, I highly recommend it! I did try out the Iconic shadows and the feeling is buttery and knowing the Unicorns one will be too! Don’t know why I am on a unicorn craze, heck I got earrings from Claires. Anyways, the final item I got was the Real Techniques Core Collection! I have been brush crazy and what got me to the site besides the other two specials was the 25% off Real Techniques items such as the sets, the Metals collection, which no matter the discount was pretty expensive, and so much more. I decided to get the Core Collection since it was originally $17 and it was brought down by $4. I almost got the Dual Fiber Brush Set, which is a limited edition set, but didn’t appeal much since it has a contour brush and I don’t contour and I did watch a review and said the set was okay. The Core Collection on the other hand is a set of four of their brushes which comes with a detailer brush that is used for concealer and it says that it can be used for a lip brush for lipstick, which can’t get enough of! Then pointed foundation brush for liquid foundation which I tend to use and may use this at some point! Buffing brush is for powder and mineral foundation which of course I like the use of different brushes, I am using one of my kabuki brushes that I got from ELF and Bella Pierre. Finally, the contour brush which I can use for my powder highlights! I am not sure about the liquid ones I have from ELF and NYX, but will have to see!
Spirit Halloween! Since it’s Halloween month, I decided this year to do Blair again from Soul Eater because I liked doing it and last time I done it I just worn tights and an older pair of shoes since I was tight for time in college. This time I decided to go and get pumpkin socks which I was glad to find and they are knee ones as well. These are very comfy and not as bad as tights. I did find a pair of tights with pumpkins at the knees but then Gondras saw the ones I wanted. Then decided to go extra and look for pumpkin earrings. The guy that worked there is very sweet and helped by showing the different ones and a set he shown me was a three pair of witches on a broom, ghosts, and pumpkins with cats. I am a sucker for cats so that will be perfect due to Blair turning into a cat! I did have to go back for an exchange because I didn’t know until one of the witches were missing and was lucky to find out they still had the set. I did try and see if they had a set of the studs that included plain pumpkins but they sold out. I did ask about bats, I can’t help it they’re cute as well, and found a set with two dangling earrings with one pair of spider webs and bats with a moon, and then a pair of studs with spiders. I did wear the spider ones earlier to break them in and they feel comfy! I want to wear the bat ones next! I am kind of going earring crazy lately as well, I guess I like the idea of changing out and wear different pairs! I still love my Harley Quin ones of course! I did go to Claire’s earlier in the week and did find the unicorn ones I wanted that I couldn’t find at a different location and did get a mix and match of a star and moon and a pair jeweled star studs! Gotta love buy two get one free!
That is it for this haul! Man, it took all day to write! I will do the Best and Worst Places to Eat At During a Convention post next! Stay tuned!