Tags: MakeUp Memories

Hello to all my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! I’m back here on Word Press this time after working on YouTube which I will be taking a break from beauty videos. I was inspired to do another tag!

Makeup Memories Tag!

Today’s tag is another one from Angelica Nyquist but she was inspired by another YouTuber that said, “Everyone’s tagged!” Why not do it too since I do have some stories which I love to tell!

1. Oldest makeup in your collection: Oh man! I have a ton of items I do have that have been pretty old and most of it is in my Project Pan bag. I have like the old Wet N Wild three and eight pan pallets and my fave one of all of those is still Steel My Thunder which is a silver trio I got a long time ago for adding up for a huge Walgreens coupon and it was hard to get to that limit. I even have the ELF Night shadow book which looks like a hard back book and it has shadows ranging from the pinks to smoky greys and blacks. And of course the Disney Villains pallets from years ago, so yeah I have tons of older releases and I think some of the stuff got discontinued and trying to hit pan on.
2. The first makeup item you ever purchased: The very first makeup item I ever got was Wet N Wild’s lip glosses when they were in more standard lip gloss packaging. When I was twenty-three, I got my first lip gloss since I never wore makeup until that point. I figured it would be a nice start and it was and I always wanted to try anything from Wet N Wild when we still had Kmart in my part of town. Ever since then I always loved to get Wet N Wild and it takes up a good portion of my collection.
3. Favorite makeup era: This is a hard question because I did remember the different makeup looks back in the 1990s and how different it was but if I had to choose it would be around now because it feels like makeup has come a long way with color, formulation, and so on. I remembered how Chloe Morello mentioned before primers they used Milk of Magnesia as their face primer and now we have primers from Wet N Wild to Too Faced and many more.
4. The darkest of your makeup era: I would have to say when I started practicing putting on makeup without a mirror. As you know being visually impaired is a hard thing to get through and not being able to see myself in the mirror to apply something is not an easy feat. I always had so many makeup smudges around my eyes and liner running all over the place because I had to fix it. I remembered how bad my mom put me down for it and that is why I practiced for so many years. I hate how she calls me a vampire still when I go into more creative looks.
5. Best makeup related memory: I would say getting comments from the beauty YouTubers when I comment because I get to talk to them about this stuff and get to tell my experiences. I remembered one really good memory was when I was in one of the’s up in Makeup chats where Jen noticed my comment and she goes, “I hope I got this right!” And got my name right on the first try! I know it sounds silly but when you hear my real name it’s a hard name to pronounce in person and that is why I go by Mari so people can have an easier time but hearing it pronounced correctly by her was a huge accomplishment in my book. I need to go back to the chats some time since Jen’s back. I even love the replies I get from Danielle Schmidt and And That’s Jacob since I sometimes ask him for makeup advice due to how he was a makeup artist himself and I asked about the Mac Paint Pots and got Painterly for my first time and asked what brush he uses and he replied that he uses a dense one which I use brushes with any of my potted eye bases.
6. Worst makeup memory: I have two! I remembered used to wearing liquid liner and one day somehow it ran without me even knowing and I adjusted it too until someone from Paratransit asked if I was being a cat and I asked, “What?” He said my eyeliner was running really badly and that was when I decided I needed to get pencil eyeliners for now on because the brush applicators are messy! I am not kidding, even today I still have issues so that is why I dip in my own eyeliner brush if I have a liquid liner because I find it easier to apply with those than the applicators that come with the liner and it makes it thinner in my opinion. Second bad memory, this was a little after I joined the What’s Up In Makeup Group and this got Vivi to join after talking about it with her and Stellar nan. So, if anyone remembered the Urban Decay Smoked Pallet and how it was discontinued in 2014. I bought this as my second Urban Decay product and was happy to find out it was on sale and one day I decided to pull it out and do a look with it. I thought I didn’t do too bad of a job and took a pic for the group and some people apparently put “Ha-ha” as a reaction since people pointed out how funny I looked and someone bashed my picture and said, “It sucked! Why aren’t you guys helping her in this group?” I was torn! I even made a big comment saying, “Hey! I am doing my best despite not being able to see a mirror. That pallet was a discontinued one and I wanted to use it.” Something to that extent, I think I had a huge speech. I think I find it interesting with older pallets the formulation is not as great as it is today since so many brands work and make better products and try to improve their quality as time goes on and I can see where Naked Smoky picked up where Smoked left off. I still have it and I still love the shadows in it because I love my smoky looks and I always had when I started. I even remembered still getting some odd comments about using the older Wet N Wild pallets and still said, “I did say this was an older pallet.” Which is true I am trying to pan the older Wet N Wild stuff I have at the moment. So that is my bad memory or memories.
7. Old flame as in an old product you love to covet: I would say the Ulta Just In Case set! I still have this even if I have tried depotting some of the items which I wish it was easier if Ulta made some of their stuff easier to take out of the sets still this little train case makeup set was one of the first items I still have. I have used up a lip gloss and still have the other items in this thing and will still cherish even if I finish the makeup products. Trying Ulta’s makeup back in 2014 was how it got me into their makeup products in the first place and still love them to this day. I do have my Be Gorgeous set still and Love Makeup and did take out the pallets from my Beauty Treasures to take my jewelry in a better way. I still love this thing!
8. If you were to tell your younger self about makeup, what would you say? I would say try out lip gloss. I never got into makeup until I was 23 and I’m 33 now. I remembered so many girls in middle school always wore makeup like crazy even one I remembered being friends with got into it. I never got the idea. I did try wearing lipstick in sixth grade but that didn’t work so if I said to try out lip gloss first then I could’ve gotten into it a little at a time and even practiced from then but hey now at least I am into it and loving it!
That is it for this tag! Vivi! I tag you! Teehee! Well, next I should be doing my Convention Spotlight on Ranger Stop 2018 because we got press! Hoping we will actually be there because I will be starting my move since I got approved for the place I will be living in. Yay! I get to be a working person in the Assistive Tech Field! So until next time! Stay beautiful while traveling the universe!

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Beauty: Ipsy September 2018!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I am back after a week since I had no internet due to it being shut off here, it wasn’t my fault, and I have been doing stuff on YouTube which I will get back to tomorrow and Friday. Right now I have something that came in the mail today!

Ipsy September 2018!

Today I got my Ipsy bag and so happy! It usually comes around the 15th but it came early due to the hurricane about to hit the Carolinas which I saw on my tracking talking about that. I could imagine getting mine late last year if I was subscribed with Irma hitting us but hey we’re safe for now. Hoping my move doesn’t get delayed since there are two other storms out there. Besides that, this month’s bag is pretty big for its clutch look and it’s pretty cute. Let’s see what I got!

IBY Beauty Eye Shadow in Fire & Ice: First is an eye shadow by IBY Beauty! When I returned to Ipsy I got an eye shadow brush by this brand and still loving it and got this one this month. I didn’t know they made eye shadows until I found this one in my items this month. It’s interesting even though you’re expecting it to be blue but it’s a green and brown shifting shade which makes it interesting. When you look at the Aurora Borealis there are shades of green in that so I can see why. This shadow is supposed to be good for your lids because it has Rose Hemp Oil which is pretty good in my book. With the shift since it talks about that, it shifts from a brick brown to an army green which sounds interesting when the light hits. And anyone who is wondering, this brand is cruelty free which I should tell Andrea Matalano about this brand if she hasn’t gotten them in her bag in the past. I did take a look at this shadow and it’s really soft and it comes in a tiny compact which is so cute!

Trestik Mini Lip Glaze in Mumbai Magenta: Next is a product by a brand I have had gotten in Ipsy before and that’s by Trestique and it’s their mini lip glaze which this bag you can get either English Rose or Mumbai Magenta which I got the magenta one. This is a little lip crayon which contains coconut and peach oils to help with hydrating the lips. It is also buildable which with one swipe it is very sheer and then you can swipe more to make the color more impacting. With the one I got in this bag, you not only can use it on your lips but also as a cream blush. Interesting. I am just using this on the lips because when I first got an eye shadow crayon from this brand it broke easily so I have to be careful with this product.

Lord & Berry Shade & Line Pencil in Flash Purple: Another purple eyeliner and it’s by Lord & Berry. I remembered being first subscribed to Ipsy where I got a tiny gel pencil from this brand and that lasted me for months! This one is in purple when that was black and this one is also bigger than the tiny pencil they gave me. This is supposed to be an easy glide on pencil and it can be smudged for smoky looks. I don’t get why they didn’t have this in green or brown which it would go well with the IBY Beauty shadow. I will definitely put this in my liner pencil bag.

Eva NYC Satin Dream Leave In Cream: Next is a leave-in conditioner from Eva NYC and it’s their Satin Dream Leave In Cream. This is perfect because I sometimes have some dry spots and have been trying to get rid of some dandruff scabs lately which won’t leave and it causes some areas to dry out. I remembered trying this brand through Boxy Charm and glad that they have them in this bag. This came in a pretty good size since the deluxe samples can last you pretty well, I mean the Formula 1006 did last me until last week. This item has vitamins that the hair needs like Argon Oil, Avocado oil, and Keravis Protein Complex which is pretty important. It also helps with fine hair and keeps it from tangling and frizzing up which I have frizz issues because my hair gets frizzy most of the time and I use products to help, trust me my mom asks me about what products I use one day after she came home from shopping and told her about them. Over the years she had me use so many other things even the stuff that was supposed to straighten my hair but that didn’t work. I can’t wait to see how this works

Luxie Beauty Wonder Woman Taper Blending Brush 140: The last product which got me really excited about this bag is the Luxie Wonder Woman Tapered Blending Brush! As you know, me and Gondras are comic book movie and tv fans and of course we saw Wonder Woman which was awesome. Luxie has teamed up with Warner Brothers to create brushes and it is a face brush set which this brush came from and there is also a Harley Quin brush that was also included this month which I wished I gotten too. You know me and Harley but this brush has to do. This brush is good for targeting small areas like your under eyes and your nose which I may have to use this for my light concealer since I do use that for my under eyes. Way to go Luxie. I would like to pick up the face set or Harley’s set but they are pricey at the moment. I am glad to get this brush though.

That is it for this bag! Very awesome Ipsy! This bag is $10 a month by the way and I did hear that they will be adding a luxury box soon with more highend and full size which is going to be $25 a month and I saw someone get that one and not sure if I want to step up to it. Let’s see in the future. I can’t wait to see what’s going to be in October since so far with my return it has been great but I am wishing that I get more blushes and I did mark down bronzers this time and hoping to get some of those as time goes on. I did post on Hot Mess Mama MD’s comments to her unbagging video with her daughter that she does check off sheet masks and I pointed out how sometimes you don’t get products that you mark down and wishing they do more of that. I understand they get a certain number of products to give out, hoping to see what is next in October!

That is it for this month’s bag! I will be doing more beauty videos on the YouTube channel so check that out! Until next time everyone! Stay beautiful in the nerd universe!

Favorites: July & August 2018!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! Welcome back for another post on here and this time it’s my favorites for July and August! Damn, this year is going by fast and I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner.

Also, if this is in a weird format, I am testing a different word processor known as Jarte since I am going to be teaching tech why not test it out? Anyway’s, let’s get move on!

July and Augusts Favorites 2018:

Favorite Moments from NFB Convention:

Favorite Moment: Interviewing Apl DeAp from the Black Eyed Peas! First I’m starting with the NFB National Convention! I know it’s different from my attending anime conventions in Orlando and as a blind person I do self advocate by attending the anime conventions since I do enjoy it despite having a blind condition. Even the Chapter President at the NFB for Orlando did ask me how am I able to watch anime and my answer is always watching the English version because it is true. I have to rely on the dubbed version even though I can use Seeing A. I. to watch the subtitled version. I want to test it at some point and will get back to you about it but in the meantime I do like to support the actors I’ve interviewed. Speaking of interviews, Gondras and I did get to interview Apl DeAp from the Black Eyed Peas who was performing at the National Convention this year. This was a great opportunity since we do have music lovers reading this blog and from different genres and when I heard that Apl did have an eye condition it was a great opportunity to learn more about it. So, I did put in the request and was fit into the interview line up since two podcasts were also interviewing him. It was great to learn more about him and what he does, if you haven’t seen our interview, you can find the post talking about it here or you can go straight to our YouTube! Also, we are now following the Black Eyed Peas, Furgy, and Apl on Twitter to keep up with them and you should as well.

Favorite Purchase: My Braille Watch! Like most conventions I attend there are vendors at these things and oh man it was huge at the National Convention because you have companies showing their new tech like Google and Microsoft, even new app’s like N Reach which I’m affiliated with, but also products to help with independence and well I did get and that’s my Braille watch. I used to have talking watches and they died over time, even my last one where the talking part just died on me for good. I went a few years without one and when I got my First Time Scholarship I bought a new watch for myself and went with a Braille one because being at loud events like a concert or even in a mall it’s hard to hear the talking parts of the watch while a Braille watch you feel the face and the hands. I have to get used to the hand points though. If you grow your nails like I do, get a men’s watch because it’s easier when reading them.

Favorite Speech: A Kid Who Had Blind Parents! I am not a parent myself but an interesting fact is that the NFB help blind parents and parents of blind children with services and even trying to keep them safe because there are times where blind parents are seen as irresponsible when it comes to them. They do get trained in how to raise them and even the National and State Conventions do have workshops in helping parents who are sighted and blind to raise kids. When this speaker talked about her parents it was an eye opening experience besides the President of course because it shows that parents can get over their struggles in raising a child, even the part how she did the swap of family experiences where someone from a different home gets to live in the home for a week somewhere else and get to see the person’s family and how they lived, the person who lived with her was surprised that she didn’t know her parents were blind and had a great time with them. If you want to be a parent and you’re blind or end up with a kid going blind then the NFB will help you guys out with that.

Ipsy Round Up: Now it’s onto the Ipsy review where I talk about my products and how they went!

July: July is my return to the Ipsy service and it feels good to be back after two years of not having one. Trust me it was sad for me to see many people having videos on it. I was even in tears sometimes. Now that I have it back, I was glad to get it back because I love makeup and I don’t hurt anyone if I love it so much. Let’s see what I enjoyed!

BKR Water Balm: I finished this sample last night and it’s the Water Balm from BKR. I loved the scent of this which is very clean and you hardly smell the rose scent. I had a bit of a dry patch on my lips from scrubbing my lips and it did help with that. Will I buy it though? Even though it costs up in the $20 range I might get it since it is a very nice lip balm for what it is. I can see why they are pretty good as a brand but I do still have my LipSmackers and might purchase this in the future.
Smash box Always On Liquid Lipstick: I was glad to finally try this product since Ipsy was really the place where I got into Smash box. I do like how smooth this liquid lipstick goes on and it is not as drying as most formulas. I do like how wide this wand is and it did go on smoothly on top of my water balm and my lip primer. I may have to purchase this shade or another shade since this definitely got a thumbs up from me!
Sugar Cosmetics Heavy Duty Eye Kohl in Purple Rain: This eyeliner is super creamy! I do love my eyeliner pencils and the funny thing was that when I first subscribed to Ipsy and got my first bag I did get a black one from Lord & Berry and that one lasted me FOREVER and now that I have a full size pencil and it’s a purple one I was glad since I was looking for a new purple eyeliner. This goes on so smooth that there is no tugging like it claims on the product profile. I think this is a popular product since it sold out on Sugar Cosmetics’ USA web site and hoping they restock since I would like to see about the green one since that was another color you could get. I hope to get more products by these guys because they seem really good and this pencil shows it!
Ittse Shadow Single in Switching to Flats: This shadow did go on my eyes very well even though it’s hard to swatch. There are times when that happens with shadows where you get one that doesn’t want to swatch on you and when it swatches better on your eyes. I do like how this is a pan for your Z Pallet or any other company that does magnetic pallets and it’s pretty good for the amount you get. It’s also not expensive either for the shadows for it being an indie brand. They are $7 each for a pan which is not bad at all. I may have to look around because I do have empty slots open for shadow pans.
IB Beauty Eye Shadow Flat Brush: The last item is a brush and I loved this brush! This did apply my shadows very well and I can see why this is a good brand since other people have gotten their products in the past. I hope to get more shadow brushes or other brushes by them since they are very fluffy and soft. I may buy from the brand or if Ipsy has a brush offer for a set. That is why Ipsy has awesome brush offers!

August 2018: My bag this time for August was really great because having such a huge jump from 2015 to 2018 since I never had a bag in 2016 and 2017 due to unsubscribing in 2016 which upsetted me a lot and now I’m back, they did do something different from just back to school related themes like I remembered.
Pixie by Petra Blush Duo in Beach Honey: I used this more as shimmery blush than a highlight and blush. I remembered getting the Rose Gold one a while back and glad to get another one this one but in a peachy tone and it was really great and not only that the same formulation like I remembered. I basically swirl my brush around to give it a good coat and apply it to my cheek bone areas to give it a nice blush.
Riveta by Star Lux Ink Pen and Star: I have used this twice and I am not sure if the star end is working at all when using it. I know the pen tip is working because it does flow very well from it. I am not sure about buying this since the star is not working or it is. Sorry Star Lux!
Bang Beauty Eye Quad in Smoky: This one is a great one! It’s pretty pigmented for me when someone said it wasn’t. I did say with the Ittse single that sometimes shadows don’t swatch on the hand as well as on the eyes. I did like how pigmented it is but the packaging is so small! At least the pans were big enough for a brush. I will be using this when I start working since this is a work appropriate makeup for it being so matte.
Formula 1006 Three Tines the Sublime: Oh man this product is amazing! It helped reduce marks I had from my last time of the month and it does tingle but in a good kind of way. I need to try more expoliants since my skin can be clogged from using makeup and mowing my skin will go through that when I start working. Will I get this one though? Not sure as of yet since a lot of skin care can be pricey and I know I have to work with a budget.
Huda Liquid Matte in Bombshell: ::sigh:: I love this! I love this! I know about how controversial this brand was due to copying Beauty Bakerie with the setting powder which is not okay. I am not sure if I can find a dupe but this was a really good formula and not only that it is very light and comfortable. Why Huda? Why do you have to make a great product?

So far my return to Ipsy has been great! I enjoyed both bags but the least favorite item is the Star Lux liner, the pen part is amazing while the stamp is not working out for me. I can’t wait to see what September brings!

Beauty Favorites:

Fave Bronzer: L’Oreal True Match Lumi Bronze It in Light! I was happy to try out a new bronzer from L’Oreal and it’s their True Match Lumi Bronze It in Light. This bronzer is very pigmented and was glad to try it out. I can’t seem to not use it since it’s not so overbearing and you just need a light hand. According to Gondras, he noticed I went a little heavy when I wore my “Burn In” look during Traverser’s concert and need to go in lightly. It does cost around $12 but it is L’Oreal after all.

New Highlight: Fire Highlight Bar from Wet N Wild! Wet N Wild released their Zodiac collection this month and I only got the Fire Highlight since I was only interested in the highlighting bars after enjoying the one that came with the Midnight Mermaid Collection last year. This one is a bronzy shift highlight and oh man it brings an amazing glow to any warm toned looks! I have used it in my “Burn In” look and my Naked Heat Look and I think I tried it out with something but couldn’t put my finger on it but still this is a great highlight to any collection! Wet N Wild, release more highlighting bars because they are amazing!

Fave Eye Shadow: Fireball from NYX Prismatic Collection! I’ve missed using the NYX Prismatic shadows and when I was doing my “Ignite” look I was looking for an eye shadow to give off the firey red look and found this one while browsing the NYX web site when they had a site wide sale during Fourth of July. This is a beautiful orange shade with a red glitter shift and it does look like a fireball on your eyes. I did use this with my “Burn In” look for the defining shade to give it a burn look. I wish they didn’t break so easily though.

Fave Pallet: Naked 2 and 3 from Urban Decay! I have to give it to those two shadow pallets because I finally got my paws on them! I got them for my birthday this year and glad to complete the collection finally. I wasn’t big into collecting them at first but decided to do it since I did like the shadow pallets from Urban Decay and they are a big staple for a lot of people and I can see why. I also can see why they are important for a lot of us makeup lovers. Not everyone likes these pallets but they have been a big part of so many beginners and lovers for so long. Now they’re discontinuing the Original and someone theorized it might be due to packaging purposes since it is in a velvet package when the others were so sleek and artistic while the Original was bland. hoping that is true because it is the original. I didn’t buy another due to not making dents in mine so I don’t have to really worry. But back to these, these two have colors I normally do wear and I wish there was a Basics pallet for Naked 3 since you can do so much with purple and berry tones in the matte department. Plus, you can make so many looks with these two and even mix them with the other pallets. I also love their pallet casing since they did step up in the packaging.

Project Pan Update: I have finished some stuff and added some things! First with what I finished! I have finished two of my Ipsy products and I stink it was a shadow pigment and the other was the Pearl Fizz eye shadow from Tini Beauty. I got this as a way of promoting the Tini Beauty pallet from a makeup artist which I forgot his name but I do have the pallet in my collection but it was amazing for what it was. I used the Pearl Fizz shadow as a setting shadow for my eye primer to finish it off. Another product I did finish were my two only liquid lipsticks from Kat Von D. These felt like they didn’t have much product left as I wore them and they used to be comfortable but not anymore. This is why I prefer Ofra, NYX, Wet N Wild, Black Moon, and now Huda Beauty’s liquid lipsticks because they’re so comfortable to wear even after they dry down. I heard Jeffree Star’s formula is also comfortable which…I will announce now…I am going to take a try! I know I hear cheering because I gave Jeffree another chance due to how he has changed over time. Anyway’s, sorry Kat but your liquid lipsticks need to be comfortable and they aren’t. I did test them with the BKR Water Balm and that didn’t help either! And I did say I will not be buying anymore KVD stuff due to what’s going on with her. Now onto adding items! I am adding my Vivid Baked Bronzer in Ready To Go from Makeup Revolution because the packaging broke, as in the top fell off. I don’t know how it happened but it did and I tried having my dad remove the pan but it was breaking the product so best to pan it which will take forever but I am patient.

Top Fave Songs: Now it’s time for my top favorite songs of July and August in no particular order!

1. “God Is a Woman” by Ariana Grande: First is Ariana Grande with her song “God is a Woman!” This song surprised me because it was something new when it came to Ariana. The first time I heard it was James Charles singing it and he didn’t sound that bad that most people were saying and then when I heard it always got stuck in my head! Which is now!
2. “Distortion” by BabyMetal: A new song from BabyMetal and man it knows how to be metal! At first I thought it was a Sevendust song since the first riffs remind me of one but when I checked my phone it was BabyMetal! Apparently they released new music and this was from three months ago! Way to go girls!
3. “Hate” by. High & Mighty Color: Now I got the name! The song I have been trying to get on here is “Hate” by High & Mighty Color! We know this band all thanks to one of their songs used for the anime BLEACH and some of their other songs are really good. I’m glad that I Heart Radio plays Japanese artists in their World music genre!
4. “Starfaux Eight Arms” by. Traverser: I have to give it to my boys on this list because they have released a new and awesome song from their new album, Jupiter Doesn’t Care About You. This song shows their Red Shift sound since it has that science fiction theme to it. It even sounds amazing live! Oh yeah, they performed it live this last show! If this was put into an AMV, I thought about the game War Frame because it kind of makes me think about that game especially with the “I am the only one” lyrics. If you haven’t played that game, I highly recommend! Also, check out our interview with Traverser on our YouTube and here!
5. “Hurts Like Hell” by Mr. Bella: My last song for this list is by another Florida band and that is Mr. Bella. I Heart Radio always plays their song, “Herts Like Hell” everytime I play my Favorites Station. Can’t wait when they bring new music, well more new music since they did perform a new one at the last show I went to!

Favorite TV Season: Voltron Legendary Defender Season 7! I have to give it to the creators of Voltron Legendary Defender because with every season that has been made so far it has been very awesome! This season brought on things that you weren’t expecting even a cliff hanger at the end. I am hoping there is a Season 8 because of what had happened at the end of this season and I love this series a lot even slightly more than the original. Not only they changed up the story to make it more of a space opera which makes sense for something like this but it did give the characters more personality and made them more useful. Plus we get to see Alura being more stronger in this one and they did change her character. Maybe I should do a post of Old Vs. New between this and the original because I feel like it needs one since I have known the original series and I should see this one from the very beginning and take some notes since I know it will be one huge post! What do you think? Still, hoping for another season!

Well guys, that’s it for this post! I know it was a long one but hey I had a lot of favorites to talk about! Now I will be adding my Ipsy Round Up and how well the products worked for me or not worked out. Let’s see what holds for me in September and October since I may be moving so I will keep you guys updated on Twitter! Until next time! Stay beautiful while traveling the vast universe!

Beauty: Ipsy August 2018!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! Welcome back for my second post and guess what I got?

Ipsy August 2018!

My Ipsy bag for this month! I am happy to get another and they’re killing it again because this month is another good one! You also get it in a makeup bag you can use in your purse or as a clutch while out on the town.

The Bag: The bag this month is a bright orange cloth bag with a tassel on the zipper and the zipper is at the top this month rather than the inch from the top like last month’s bag. I think they changed it since when I was with Ipsy they did more Back-To-School themed bags like when I first started getting it the bag was more of a pencil case and then the year after it was like a hound’s tooth bag to go with backpacks when you’re really styling. This time it is more of a summer theme to go with anything even travel. I like it and I do love the zippers at the top more than the one inch from the top.Pixie by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey: First up is a blush duo from Pixie and the interesting part is that I remembered getting this before but in a different color and that is the Blush Duo in Peach Honey. I got the Rose Gold one years ago and remembered I had to get a replacement due to the plastic piece breaking off that is the window part and my replacement ended up breaking in my makeup drawer in the blush part. I’m actually happy to get this again but in a different color and wishing there was a metal separate to show which one is which but I can swirl the highlight and blush together like I did with the Rose Gold one which I still have today.Riberta by Star Lux Ink Star Eyeliner in Black: I can’t spell that word but this is an eyeliner pen from Star Lux. I remembered getting this brand in my bag in the past with an eyeliner pencil which is the glittery ones. I also got a lip gloss that way too. This one This basically has a felt tip on one side and a star stamp on the other and the stamp brings me back to when Crayola and Rose Art both did those stamp markers and I remembered Crayola did two collections while Rose Art had a ton in one box. I remembered getting Crayola’s because they were honestly better with markers and crayons but both equally good in colored pencils. Anyways, the claims behind this liner is that is finely shaped to make your fiercest wings and better flicks while it’s smudge proof to last a long time. I’m going to be seeing Traverser Saturday so this fits with their spacey theme and I should put it to the test for that. I will also put it to the test when I do my look for Instagram. And if you buy one of these, proceeds will go to a Lyme’s Disease Foundation.
Bang Beauty Eye Shadow Quad in Smoky: this item excited me for this month the most and it’s an eye shadow quad from Bang Beauty. I never heard of this brand but it’s good to be subscribed to Ipsy because of new brands you never heard of. This is the size of the quads I tend to get in my Ulta makeup bags but the shadow pans are bigger than those which is awesome! The claims is that this quad is very petite and great for travel, cruelty free, easily to blend and pigmented. Someone in one video said it was not pigmented as in it didn’t show so that’s why I will be trying this out afterwards.
Formula 1006 Three Times the Sublime: Next is a skin care product which I never thought of getting again in Ipsy but hey whatever and that is by Formula 1006 and it’s the Three Times the Sublime. This is a three in one item that acts like a cleanser, an expoliant, and a mask. This helps with keeping moisture in while exfoliating and fights any acne blemishes, scars, and black heads. This would be perfect since I have a bit of a mark on my left cheek so hoping this doesn’t break me out like most items, I will have to try once and see how it goes.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Bombshell: Final item is a liquid lipstick by Huda Beauty. I was surprised to get a product by her since I know the scandal behind the Easy Bake Powder campaign. I won’t be buying the items but getting it in Ipsy to try is not bad since I wouldn’t be spending the money on the lipstick in the bag. There were three shades you could get in Trophy Wife, Bombshell, and Flirt and I got Bombshell which is a pinky nude color. This is supposed to be a lightweight formula since Huda herself couldn’t find one that suits her and made this to do so. I don’t like that uncomfortable, heavy feeling of any liquid lipstick especially drying ones since I did finish two which I will mention in my July and August Favorites later this month. I will have to see how this goes and they did give me a pretty color after all.

So, that is it for this bag. I liked the products this month and hoping the Three Times the Sublime doesn’t break me out so will cross my fingers with that. I will be definitely be using my bag this month! Way to go Ipsy! I can’t wait to see what September brings since I did a few things and change a few things on my profile. Let’s see what they have for me next time.

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Beauty: Ipsy July 2018!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! I am back with a new post and guess what, my Ipsy is back!

Ipsy July 2018!

It’s back! It’s back! I am glad to be subscribed to Ipsy again and it’s been a long year and a half to two years because my story behind that I used to use my dad’s account to get Ipsy since I didn’t have my account with my funds I get every month and since that got transferred over I am glad to get it back. When I noticed that I had enough to start this subscription again after getting invites back to Ipsy I decided it was time after not getting it and being sad with YouTube videos about it. The funny thing was that I was originally supposed to get August’s bag first because when I got my very first bag it was August 2014’s bag and after getting finger printed for the job offer I was surprised by an email saying, “Congrats! Your Glam Bag is On Its Way!” In the subject area and I did ask them about it and guess what? They had extra slots for July and I was happy and surprised that I was getting my July bag first! Hey, it was better than waiting and they did say they didn’t want me to wait until next month so happy early birthday? Let’s see what they welcomed me back with shall we?

July Bag: It looks like they changed things up since the last time I got a bag and it looks like no theme and I think they stopped doing themes now and it is sometimes hard to catch up because there were times where I forgot it and just dive right in. I also noticed that with videos they have been paying attention to profiles a lot more because back in the past I remembered so many people complained on Facebook about their bag containing products that don’t match them at all, that they didn’t mark products but getting them anyways, etc. I remembered first signing up that it did mention in the fine print, “Not guaranteed to get what’s on your profile because this is a sampling service.” Which I did get items I didn’t like or want and just traded them or gave them away and now that my profile is marked better it seems like they matched me pretty well and wishing they didn’t get my age wrong since they thought I was 34 when I said I was born in 1985.

Another change that happened was they added something new and that’s Ipsy Shopper where with products that you get you get to click on a button the page for that product to buy it and you get cash back and it is kind of like Ebates where you get the check after getting $5 or more. I might consider this if I like the products and have some money left over let’s see how it goes!

The Bag: The bag is really cute! It’s like the bags I remembered getting where the zipper is an inch from the top instead of really on top and it feels like vinyl almost. It’s also very shiny and kind of reminds you of a mermaid. Also the zipper tag was protected by some kind of plastic which I took off! Very cute!

BKR Water Balm: First item which is in the envelope is by BKR and it’s a Water Balm. Never heard of this brand until I got this product. That’s what I like about Ipsy is that they get brands I hardly ever heard of and I get to try them out. This brand is known for a water bottle that the staff at Ipsy have and is considered as a beauty product due to the hydration that water gives and that is a huge key to have a healthy complexion which I do agree since I’ve been drinking a lot of water after being ill a few times. This is the Paris Water balm that includes sixteen healthy plant actives including Mediterranean Algae, French Rose, and bio lipids and the algae is supposed to keep your lips healthy and not only that can be used on your cuticles too which makes it better. Also great to use as a lip product base which can help with liquid lipsticks due to how drying a lot of them are. I did try it out and it does go on very smoothly.
Smash Box Cosmetics Always on Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out: Next is a liquid lipstick by Smash Box and it’s from their Always on Line. I always wanted to try these and glad to get it even though it’s a sample size. I did notice a lot of people got their waterproof concealer which I didn’t mark that I wanted concealers since I use my NYX one in light and I did hear that it does oxidize and I am not a part of that life. I am glad to get this though since I do love lip products. I do thank Ipsy to get me into Smash Box but I haven’t been giving them much love as much as Urban Decay has been from me. I have heard their new shadow trios are pretty good though. This shade is a deep mauve nude and it lasts for eight hours which that will be a great test to do and apparently this does have primer oils so you don’t need a lip primer, which I have to try and see if that’s true.
Sugar Cosmetics Stroke Of Genious Heavy-Duty Kohl in Purple Rain: Next is an eyeliner pencil from Sugar Cosmetics. I think I never got anything from these guys and I was looking for a purple eyeliner months ago but hey not bad to have another one just in case. Some people thought this was a lip liner but actually Kohl is meant for the eyes and if you remembered from Egyptian times it’s the eyeliner they made in order to line their lines to help block out the sun from their eyes from what I heard and if you remembered from the artwork too it’s what you see in any portraits of the Pharaohs and servants. I did kind of felt the tip and oh man this is super creamy! This is also supposed to be a waterproof formula with eight hours of wear time without smudging and fading, which this will be a great test since I am thinking of trying some of these products and take a picture for Instagram. If you aren’t following me there, Mari Blue Cat is my display name. Also, this won’t tug on your eyes from what JAWS is telling me which is good to know since people are still saying that’s a bad thing. I do notice how sometimes eyeliners do skip which that is why I go back and forth to make sure it’s going on right. Let’s see how this goes!
Ittse Matte Eye Shadow in Changing to Flats: Next is an eye shadow single from a brand called Ittse. I remembered Coffee Break with Dani talked about these guys and they are almost like Colour Pop in a way due to pricing but their shadows are two bucks more minus the cash back which you do get with this. It’s an eye shadow pan which is great to add to my Z-Pallet and it’s almost the size as my Makeup Geeks and the smaller Ofra ones I got from Boxy Charm from my very last box. It’s a matte plum shade and I think this will go good with one of my Balm shadows and the Treasure shadow from Pacifica that I got in Ipsy Bags Past, let’s see how it will look. I remembered in someone’s video they swatched this and hardly any pigment, let me see in my peripheral vision if it does. It didn’t show but to be fair with some shadows if you’re swatching on the hand they sometimes don’t show up there but will show on the eyes, let’s see how it goes when I do put it on top of my primer and my Pearl Fizz shadow from Tini Beauty which I am trying to pan at the moment so that’s my setting shadow for my primer at the moment and did get it in Ipsy many years ago.
IBY Beauty Eye Shadow Fluff Brush: Final item is a brush from IBY Beauty! One thing besides most products I love getting are brushes! As you know I used to paint and well after going blind makeup has been my other creative outlet. I was happy to get this brush in my Ipsy bag this month and I don’t think I’ve gotten any of IBY’s brushes before. I have heard of these guys since many people have gotten their items in the past. I have to test this brush since this is good to put down defining shadows on my lid area and will see how it goes with the Ittse shadow.

Way to go Ipsy! This was an amazing bag especially with me coming back for a subscription again! I am glad that they are going with people’s profiles and this was a great match with me. The brush is nice and soft, I think I put adventurous in shadows or lip colors I forget but they did match me very well with both since hazel eyes go well with purple shadows and Jeffree Starr, haven’t mentioned his name in a while here, did say purples are hard to formulate and I agree with that since some of the shadows in the Revealed 3 were hard for some people. Hoping the shadow does translate well to my eyes. I’m also glad that I am trying out the Always on Liquid Lipstick and who knows I might get some in the future in how well it goes. And the eye pencil will definitely use and same with that water balm which does feel nice on the lips, let’s see how well it works as a lip base! Thank you Ipsy and can’t wait for August! I am going to wait a little while before I get back to Boxy Charm since now they are doing a pallet every month but my drawer is stuffed with pallets who knows when I can keep on doing my Project Pan. Let’s see what the future holds but definitely staying with Ipsy!

What’s next? I am going back to Assistive Tech with talking about Be My Eyes since I mentioned that I met the creators at the NFB National Convention! You may want to stick around for this so until next time! Make sure you follow us at Twittter @ Nerdy Shique for all of the latest updates!

Beauty: Limited Edition MakeUp Tag!

Hello my beautiful nerds who are traveling the vast universe! It’s time for a new makeup tag!

Limited Edition Makeup Tag!

This tag was created by Angelica Nyquist who is a YouTuber I got into all thanks to Karen Harris and her video in particular besides the cat got me to do my answers. I hope doing it as a blog post is okay since it’s easier for me to do rather than have a camera with Siri telling me where my face is. I think this is an interesting tag because it asks about limited edition stuff and we all love the novelties behind it and sometimes it can be annoying to find depending on where you live or it’s in stock or not! Let’s see what questions she asked and what my answers are! I am not bashing on these brands if I have anything negative to say it’s my opinion and I’m entitled to that opinion!

1. What is the limited edition product that you were happy to get your hands on? It has to be both the Tarte Swamp Queen Pallet and the Too Faced Holiday 2016 Sets in New York Café and Merry Macarons! I remembered how Bunny also known as Grav3yard Girl on YouTube was releasing a pallet with Tarte and it caught my ear and I wanted it so badly. It was sold out at Ulta and when I got enough money to get this thing I had to order it on Sephora and was lucky that it was still available there when it sold out everywhere else. I love everything except that the bronzer was way too dark for me to use as a contour shade, I feel like an Oompa Loompa if I used it for that so I use it as eye shadow instead with the other shades that have an orange undertone. I wished there was a lighter bronzer even though Bunny does love her super dark contour but I can’t use it. Again, it’s an eye shadow for me. While the other two sets, these were very popular even the Merry Macarons because it smelled like cookies and it was sold out everywhere in my town and my dad didn’t want to give up on me getting it for Christmas until I called the Ulta he went to first and they had one left and I begged for them to hold it and they did until noon which made me happy that I got this. I haven’t used it much because of it being a hard thing to find and I love the vanilla scent it gives as much as the coffee scent from the New York Café ones since that’s coffee and these were the two really pigmented sets out of all three they did that Christmas. So I was really happy to get these three!
2. What was your least favorite LE Product you could live without? I would have to say the Nikkie Tutorials Collab with Too Faced. I know I did praise it despite how bad reviews were but this was one collab I wished it would’ve been pushed back for the pigmentation issues. I admit I did have some issues with one of the shimmer shades while the rest were pigmented. I do have to say one thing is that companies should not rush their collabs with YouTubers and celebrities because this can happen and Too Faced, especially, is well known for being one of the greatest companies with their pigmentation but lately it feels like they are going down the hill and their saving graces are the Peach Collection and the Chocolate Bar Collection. I am still on the fence about the Golden Bar Pallet by the way. I wished I didn’t have bought this despite how I love leopard, which got me, and I did want to support Nikkie. Still, it should’ve been pushed back.
3. What brand do you think that does Limited Edition best? This one is a hard one but so far so good I am giving it to Wet N Wild because they’ve been working their asses off especially last year with their Spring, Summer, and Fall Collections! I still have all three by the way and the only collection I have this year is the Flights of Fancy Collection and that was really good except for the primer spray which the sprayer died on me very badly. If I were to pick which collection was my overall favorite it would be Unicorn Glow because it was very simple and you can do a lot of things with those eye pigments, highlights, and you do have the lipsticks and that cute brush! I am also still thinking about their Zodiac Collection since I am also thinking what happens if they do a fall one in the midst? Who knows but still I think Wet N Wild does it best.
4. And to flip things over, what brand do you think does it the worst? Oh man, this one is very hard because I tend to pick which brand I want to get the limited edition stuff wisely because I look at reviews with some things like the Christmas stuff for example and some YouTuber related items just in case they go on sale. So, I can’t really say who does it the worst because reviews can be where you can tell yourself if you should get it. Also, I have to agree with Karen that there are times where brands do make it hard by saying it is limited or not and then bring it back due to people wanting it back, to me that is also confusing.
5. Name one thing or more that you wished that wasn’t Limited Edition? Easily the lip scrubs and baked blushes that were in the Flights Of Fancy Collection because as you know lip scrubs are a huge thing at the moment since people love to take care of their lips and brands have been popping up with their own scrubs in the drugstore so you don’t need to go to Sephora or Lush to get their scrubs as an affordable option. I have the watermelon one and man it doesn’t feel so rough like some of the ones I’ve tried so far, it’s just sugar and oils which are very essential to the lips after you get the scrubby bits off. I am not sure but I do lick it off and it’s not harmful to me and it does taste like watermelon. These should be permanent and more flavors please Wet N Wild. While the baked blushes, this was their first line of baked blushes and I feel like they can keep these in their permanent range due to how popular their Color Icon Blushes have been. These are as pigmented and easy to blend and yeah they may have the hummingbird in it but that can be removed and place it on the shelf. And of course, can make more colors of on top of it. I mean they took the concepts for the Metallic Cat Suits to make nude colors for their permanent range why not this?
6. What is the thing that got away and you couldn’t get and missed? I would say the Manny MUA pallet he did with Makeup Geek. I was so excited for this to come out but couldn’t get it since at the time I always asked for some money from my mom and was sad not to get it since the price was over whatever I had left. I did ask for it in PR and they said no to that. I wanted it so badly since I used to support Manny and I did love the shades that came in it, especially Luna and Artemis, I wished they released some of those unique shades separately then I would buy those but nope! I did let it get away and one side of me is kicking myself but the other is not feeling so badly since he does have his own makeup line and not sure if I should support it after not being subscribed to him for a while due to his makeup videos weren’t that entertaining after a while. I do like neutral eyes but they can be boring after a while. Sorry Manny.
7. What was one thing that was limited and made permanently and either made sense or not to you? I would say, since I mentioned Wet N Wild is that they took the Metallic Cat Suits and made a different range of them to be nuder and I liked that. I don’t have any of those shades yet but will in the future since I did love the ones from the Midnight Mermaid Collection and it was great that Wet N Wild took that and said, “Hey, people loved these why not just make nude ones since not everyone wants a bold lip.” I admit I love wearing blue and green sometimes but other times I do like my nudes and I did hear good things about what they did for permanent shades and glad that they did that instead of just keeping the Metallic Cat Suits limited edition.
8. What is one thing permanent do you think should have been left limited? Hmmmmmm! That’s a hard one! I got one! I noticed this ended up on Ulta’s website and that is the Midnight Mermaid Box! I wanted this originally from Wet N Wild but it sold out and it stayed sold out on their website and I got the individual pieces from Ulta and Wet N Wild to get the entire collection. Trust me, that was hard on both sides but what the question is would it have been back in stock? I even talked to people over at Wet N Wild on the phone and they said it won’t be back. Guess what? A year or so later, it was on Ulta’s website. Seriously? I was mad at Ulta since they could’ve had this when the Midnight Mermaid box first released but we were told it was going to be only on Wet N Wild’s website. All I have to say, it looks like it’s no longer there but at least it was still considered limited edition because I feel like the box sets should stay limited and like what Wet N Wild told me if it sold out then you pretty much can’t get it again. The Flights of Fancy Box is there though in case if you haven’t gotten that yet.
9. What is the Best Thing or Collab Released According to You? I would say when Ofra collaborated with any of the YouTubers so far like Nikkie Tutorials, Manny MUA, and Kathleen Lights because they have had liquid lipsticks released, not only that Nikkie had a highlighter wheel made and now she’s getting another collab with them which is a good thing. I love Ofra and I hope they keep on going with other You Tubers that have been working hard and I know some of the shades are also permanent at the moment which is pretty awesome for Ofra.
10. What limited collab or product would you like to see? I would like to see more brands collab with smaller you Tubers. Yes, it’s great that they got the bigger ones but the smaller ones need some boosts too because they buy the brands all thanks to the bigger ones and try them out on their channels or blogs and getting that support like with the bigger YouTubers can help them get more subscribers after having their work checked out. Yes, being on a PR list is great but getting that collaboration chance would make it even better.
Well, those are my answers and it was pretty challenging because you never thought limited edition would be thought about until now. We always hear “Limited Edition” all over the place and we know it’s not really for some things. But these were my answers and I hope you enjoy it!

Next post is my Ipsy for July! I know, I said I was getting my first bag in August but apparently I’m getting one this month and I will explain that in that post! So follow us on Twitter for any updates about that @ Nerdy Shique! In the meantime guys, stay beautiful my nerds!

Beauty: Do I Want It? Summer 2018

Hello all of my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! Today I have a new Anti-Haul Type post!

Do I Want It?

I feel like titling this segment “Do I Want It?” Because I feel like Anti-Haul is too much and everyone already uses “Pass or Buy!” Even “Bye or Buy!” With me, I will do it as “Do I Want It?” Let’s see what items I may want or not.

Urban Decay Born to Run Pallet: First is something from my favorite makeup brand and that is Urban Decay from the Prestige Side of my favorites though. I am a little torn because so far so good that the reviews have been pretty well. This pallet includes twenty-one shades and they have a few promotes from some of the other many shades like Smog which is in the Original Naked pallet and Blaze from Beached and the rest are new shades. This pallet claims to have different shades you can play with like rose golds, purple, forest green, and so much more. I have seen Coffee Break with Dani and Hot Mess Mama MD review this pallet and now I’m pondering if I want it? I know that I’m collecting the naked pallets but this pallet has shades that aren’t in those pallets and you can do so much with these shades even for concerts for the most part! I’m putting this in a maybe status since I am going to be collecting the last two naked pallets I haven’t gotten yet. Let’s see what Christmas brings.

Wet N Wild Zodiac Collection: Lately brands are coming out with many zodiac collections, I mean Bite Beauty is doing a Zodiac lipstick every month and now Wet N Wild is getting in on it and so far I am on the fence because I think the next brand I will be mentioning is going to have one soon too. This collection is based on the elements of Water, Fire, Air, and Earth and has bundles or you can get some of the items separately. As you know I am a Leo and the Fire Bundle is already sold out which makes me sad a bit because knowing me I would get that one but might get some things separately instead since Gondar’s is a Capricorn and he is a water sign. I am not entirely sure as of now since I do love the Limited Edition Sets from Wet N Wild and you can get the items on the website and then get it in Walmart starting August 1st. It doesn’t say anywhere if this is their way of saying this is our fall collection or not but I am looking forward to a fall collection if there is going to be any after how much people loved the Midnight Mermaid stuff last year.

Colour Pop X Kathleen Lights Astrology Collection: Yes, Color Pop is getting in on the Astrology Collection with Kathleen Lights. I do support her work with Color Pop since I have the Dream Street Pallet, Lumier lipstick, Aquarius lip stick and lip gloss and this time it’s all out Astrology for her collection with them. I saw her video last night talking about this and what catches my eye is mostly the shadow pallet because it features a lot of colors based on the zodiac signs and they do go well with each other. I do love the shadow she has chosen for Leo, my sign, because it makes sense with the gold and orange reflects and don’t have a color like that! Plus The Scorpio has me at hello because it is a burgundy purple shade instead of burgundy red. I wished she did go with burgundy red because I do wear the Naked Heat pallet a lot which you have to keep away from my paws before I hit pan. But when she explained why she went with more of a purple, I can deal with that especially with what I can do with that and the brown shades in this pallet and the Capricorn since that is an interesting shade she did with that one. I definitely want this pallet. I might go with one of the Lux lipsticks since I did get two of those before and I am loving them so far since they aren’t as bad as the liquid lipsticks I have tried and they are easier to control, who knows what I want to get from this collection but the eye shadow pallet is what I want!

NYX Cosmetics Midnight Chaos Shadow Pallet: Do I really want this thing!? I am not entirely sure because I kind of feel like Hot Topic has beaten NYX to the punch with having the edgy shadows such as the Midnight Unicorn, Unicorn Blood, and the Galaxy pallets which I do have. Even though they keep on saying that they are duo-chromatic but it doesn’t have me at hello really unless I see this thing in person probably in the NYX Store where I can swatch and play around a little and have the girl or guy working describe it to me. Plus, it’s $21 for ten shadows when I remembered when NYX’s pallets were really affordable especially with my Dream Catchers that I still have and still made. I am mostly waiting for the Machinist Collection that Beauty News talked about since it’s supposed to be a steam punk themed collection and you know me I love my steam punk stuff and want to see that collection now over this thing, I’m sorry NYX! Again Hot Topic has beaten you.

Colour Pop All Star Prep & Set Duo: Hmmm, this one…I am not entirely sure if I want both. I think I might do the setting spray in this duo since I use the moisturizing face primers due to my face being so dry but I think the setting spray has me more interested since I do use the Wet N Wild Matte Spray. So pass on the primer and maybe on the spray since they sell them separately!

I think that’s good for this set of products since I feel like there have been so many new things coming out and so little time due to how fast 2018 has gone by. Before I know it Holiday Matsuri will be here! So yes, I do have some ideas if I want any of these things since I am on the fence about the new Urban Decay and the new Wet N Wild Zodiac Collection. Who knows what August will bring or even September, let’s see what happens! So make sure to follow us on Twitter @ Nerdy Shique for all of the latest updates! Until next time!

Beauty: What FIve Things I Would Save In A Fire?

Hello all my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! Today is going to be a new tag!

What Five Makeup Products I Would Save In Fire?

So, today, I watched a video by Just Call Me Jo on YouTube which I just subscribed to all thanks to Danielle Schmidt and now watching Danielle’s video and this tag deals with what five things I would save from a fire? Now I’m hearing “fire” by Arthur Brown in my head especially with one specific line that goes, “You lost all you saved and earned…” Anyways, so it’s interesting to see what a blind person has to say with a huge makeup collection but these are five items I would save.

. Ulta Be Gorgeous Set: This is the first product I would grab first because it is one of my shelves and this is a set I can’t stop touching and well it’s no longer available. It has all of the things I need which there is a ton of shadows, also has bronzer, blush, and highlight, even my gel liners and a few pencil liners and lip products! I better grab the flash drive with my pallet guides then!
L’Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara: The mascara I would save is the L’Oréal Miss Manga Mascara! This is my ride or die because it is my top fave cosplay item and it makes my lashes look amazing and yes I can replace it but this is one that I would run out with! Can’t help it if it’s my all-time fave mascara either!
Black Moon Cosmetics Moonlighter in Shroom: I just got this recently and it looks stunning on me and that is my Shroom Moonlighter from Black Moon Cosmetics because of how beautiful it is! I was hoping to get Squid from this line but it sold out at Riley Rose which sucked but this one was my second choice if that happened. It does have a bit of glitter but not to the point of pooping it since I can put a brush easily into the compact and put it on my cheek bones!
Both Urban Decay Naked Heat and Petite Heat Pallets: I know this is slightly cheating but Jo did have six items but I would have these together and they are the Petite Heat and the Naked Heat pallets from Urban Decay. I’m trying to collect all of the naked pallets from Urban Decay at the moment and my birthday is coming up soon and have two left to get but these two have my faves out of all the ones that have been released, even more than the Naked 2 Basics. The mini pallets really got me to collecting since I use those for interview makeup and when I had my work experience, heck I hit pan pretty hard on the final shade of the Naked 2 Basics and bought another during Pre-Employment, so yeah on my second one on that and the first one may follow suit but later. These two in particular are very unique despite how warm toned they are but very versatile. Yes, people have complained about too many warm pallets but you can create a lot of looks plus the Petite Heat is a supplement where you have colors that did not appear in its original counterpart especially with the orange! I would grab these two since I can’t keep my paws off of them!
Wet N Wild Foundation in Buff Bisque: My final item is of course the Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Buff Bisque! I know over the years I raved about Almay’s foundation from the Clear Complexion line but this one beats it out of the water because the applicator is simple and you don’t have to pump out so much which you just spread all over the face and I buff it in with my beauty sponge! Plus, it’s very affordable and my skin just matches perfectly with this shade. Speaking of tools…
Coastal Scents Vanity Affair Brush Set: I’m going to pop in one more item before I end this post or shall I say before my runner ups! I would so grab this brush set first since I can’t go without brushes and my suitcase of loose brushes would be too heavy and that’s the Brush Vanity Affair Set from Coastal Scents! Reason being is that I had watched this set on Coastal Scents for years until it went on sale but found it on Amazon a few months back for $9.99 plus free shipping and grabbed it since it was the last one. And Coastal Scents put it on sale for half off. What the heck? Oh well, but this set does have all the brushes I need from powder to foundation and all the eye brushes I need. I can just get the Real Techniques sponge at Ulta real quick!

Runner Ups: Can’t go without a few runner ups!

Hot Topic Black Beauty Galaxy Shadow Pallet: First is something from my fave store Hot Topic and that is the Galaxy shadow pallet which is in the original huge packaging! This shadow pallet is unique and it has more out of this world colors and I admit I’m not afraid of playing with color time to time!
NYX Dream Catcher Pallets: My most favorite pallets from NYX are the Dream Catcher pallets which are Dusk to Dawn, Golden Horizon, and Stormy Skies which I love all three and they are so pigmented! Plus these are the cheaper pallets that NYX has released since. I saw the newest one and ten shadows for close to $30? Say what?
MAC’s Warm Soul Blush: I’m so addicted to this blush and it became a major staple in most looks!
L’Oréal Lumi Bronze It In Light: This has become a favorite bronzer and it’s hard to not wanting to use it but it always ends up in my hands like the next item!
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in Light: This is a bronzer I wear a lot since it is so natural and the smell is amazing!
Curve Chill perfume: Even though I’m running low at the moment but I would grab my bottle of Curve Chill! This perfume is the cleanest smell in the Curve line because I tend to love clean smelling perfumes and it’s not that heavy of a scent either. Plus Curve was one of my first perfumes but it was Curve Crush and I do have a bottle of that along with Kick, Appeal, and Wave.
Burberry Brit Perfume: Last runner up and another perfume and that is Burberry Brit which has been a big staple fragrance in my perfume collection! Everyone at the Blind Rehab Center always knows me by this scent due to it being a unique vanilla spice scent and I’m a unique person that everyone meets.

Well, that’s about it for this post! It was hard to narrow down some items since I do have a big collection of makeup and it does continue to grow! I am glad that Danielle Schmidt and so many other YouTubers have done this tag so I can do this post. If I were to tag anyone, definitely Vivi! Your turn! I want to see what you have to say! I will get the interview with Apl D Ap up as soon as she finishes looking at it in case if it needs editing and more things to come! I haven’t been posting as much since I’m going through a lot of books and I’m also still going through the JAWS Certification so I can pass that before I start my Grad Certificate Program so hang in there! In the meantime, make sure you follow us over on Twitter @ Nerdy Shique for any latest updates like if I finished anything in my Project Pan! Until next time! Stay beautiful my nerds!

Beauty: Project Pan Update 2018 Number 2!

Hello all my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe, I am back with a Project Pan Update! I decided to do this since I have added a few things and hitting dents on others and of course took out some things.

Project Pan 2018 Update 2

So, I haven’t been doing much progress since I have been using some of my other items in my collection and got a few new ones along the way but can say this…

Making Dents in Wet N Wild Stuff: Since I mentioned I’m trying to use up more of my older pallets from Wet N Wild the good news is that I’ve been making some dents in some of my items. I have made dents in my Shimmer the Night Away from the Where’s the Party collection which was a holiday collection from either 2011 or 2012 and I remembered I had a hard time finding this all over. None of the Walgreens…wait it was 2012 because I remembered the Be Jeweled collection never made it to Orlando stores and had to go on EBay along with this pallet. I hated at the time when they never brought Limited Edition to all the stores even in Orlando, you have to live in certain parts of the United States since I remembered Eleventh Gorgeous was able to get the Be Jeweled collection in their area while here they released other stuff not those including Where’s the Party collection. I was pissed but now they bring Limited Edition stuff to stores here which is great. Anyways, I made a good dent in the navy shade in this pallet and did use the I’m His Breezy Five Pan last week to match my blue shirt during the NFB Convention and that had some considerable dents I’ve made over time despite how pigmented it was and wasn’t since these five pans were kind of disastrous since I did toss out Floral Values since that had no pigment at all. This is why you should test to see if the pigmentation is amazing before releasing but I think Wet N Wild has been doing that since their new formulated shadows have been great even with the newer ones in the Flights of Fancy Collection have been great. Let’s see, I also used Blue Had Me at Hello which I am making a dent in the lid shade on the second side of that one so yeah making some progress there!

ELF Disney Villains: I have made a few dents in these three but not as much. I did hit slight pan in the maleficent one on the bottom row, making huge dents on the top row of Evil Queen while Cruella, which the first one I was got, not so much! I guess I loved Maleficent and Evil Queen’s eye shadows more than Cruella but I know I will get into Cruella at some point.

One Night in Morocco: I have made considerable dents on the bottom row of this shadow pallet. I will eventually finish this pallet in the near future.

What I’ve taken Out: I took out the Avon trio I had in this because I have a green skirt I can wear this trio with and it’s very matte.

What I’ve added:

Now I added a few things and they are…

Any Eye Shadows or Lip Glosses from Ipsy and Boxy Charm: I am going to announce here that I have re-subscribed to Ipsy because I am admitting it that I missed it way too much and after the whole Yes Oh Yas Box thing and seeing that Ipsy has sent me another invite email I decided to go back. I’m excited to get my August bag since that was the month I officially started with the bags and the bags are multi-purpose use which makes it even better. So, I decided with any old shadow samples I’ve gotten from them or Boxy Charm’s little points shop I will be using those up. I feel like they’ve been shut up for so long in a past bag that they need to be used up. Plus Vivi did give me two lip glosses she had gotten since she doesn’t like lip gloss so I took those and I only have two so those will be easy to finish up. Also, I will be posting my Ipsy unbaggings and thoughts here since this is where I had the most response on those and to tell you the truth guys, I have missed you all liking my posts even those since those posts got me the most traffic here. Be glad they will be back, I may wait until later to get back with Boxy Charm due to budgeting reasons. It will happen.

My Kat Von D Lip Items: Yes, you already know that I am one of the people who will be using up my Kat Von D Lippies and not buying stuff from her anymore due to the news about her Instagram post. Plus, still kind of ticked with how much she has treated Makeup Revolution due to them “copying every inch” of her Shade & Light pallet. Reason why for the quotes, they can’t copy her artwork, read my post about the whole dupes thing. Plus, in all honesty looking back on it her stuff is so drying for the lips. I remembered wearing Wolf most recently and it is so uncomfortable which means I know it’s there while other liquid lipsticks I have tried they don’t feel like they’re there as in the Soft Matte Lip Creams, Liquid Suedes, Cosmic Metals, even the Metallic Liquid Suedes from NYX, the Cat Suits from Wet N Wild, and even Black Moon Cosmetics don’t feel like they’re there either as in they are so comfy and prefer these over Kat Von D’s since I wore Eternal all last week up to the job fair. Yes, that was even with the lip primer with Wolf. And not only that, a lot of the brands in drugstores even Mac are starting to get the bold colors even Ofra has a black liquid lipstick in their Liquid Lipstick Line called Bronx and those are also comfortable. So, yeah I will be using up Echo, Wolf, and my Ion lipstick up and won’t buy from KVD again. And before anyone says anything, Kat was a great person and she stood up for a lot of things but she has gotten to the point to being way to controversial even with this Instagram post and here is the thing she didn’t look on the net about is that there is a vegan alternative to the flu vaccine and of course there are vegans out there that do get their kids vaccinated and them themselves so we won’t go through the dark days of really harmful diseases and the autism thing was debunked too. I am just saying this before anyone gets on my case since those are my own thoughts on the subject and will be finishing my products from her and I can find cheaper dupes at the drugstore of the bold colors now which is great on most companies parts.

Well, that’s it with that update, I know it was short but I have been using new products and playing around with new looks even have a few new ones in the works that are based on songs and can’t wait to test out. I know the last bit bot a bit deep but had to put my thoughts out there on one subject. So there you go. Just make sure you follow us on Twitter @ Nerdy Shique since a lot more is in store for this blog! In case if anyone is wondering since AFO is the first week of August, unfortunately we didn’t get press again. I know it sucks but it’s due to audience participation this time as in not enough subscribers on YouTube even though we still get comments on the Attack on Titan Cast Panel from 2015 to this day! Oh boy, I can imagine when the Apl D Ap interview goes up. Anyways, that is that announcement! So, til next time and stay beautiful!

Favorites: May & June 2018

Hello all of my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! I am back with my Favorites and this time it’s May and June! Let’s get started! I do have one non-beauty favorite and a Meh Favorite! Let’s see what I have.

Meh Fave: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Nude! I know everyone fell in love with this but I feel like it is not my fave except it’s a meh! It did work pretty well on my lids and worked better than the Wet N Wild Primer, which I will be talking about next in my Un-Favorites area, it did not glue my lashes shut but I felt like it was going into the lashes a bit. I know I am supposed to put not that much of this product and use the wand but I prefer squeezing it out into my fingers and apply it a lot more easily that way. I feel like this was not for me, I think I prefer my NYX Eye Base in the pot along with the MAC Paint Pots because I have an easier time applying those than primers in the tube and the lip gloss looking container.

Meh Eye Shadow Pallet: Marvel Avengers Infinity War Pallet from Hot Topic! I tend to love the eye shadow pallets from Hot Topic but this is in my Meh category. I did kind of put it under “Regrets’ at first because people on What’s Up In Makeup thought it looked muddy with the shadow look I tried first with the orange, the green, the brown, and others but when I re-did the look with Soul, which is the orange I put it all over my lid and just did more of a neutral eye that way. I thought the shadows were okay but too powdery after realizing it. I may keep on using it but I prefer the unicorn ones and the Galaxy Shadow pallet I got last year.

New Eye Shadow Pallet: Urban Decay Beached Pallet! I finally got this pallet after hearing so many things about it and that is the Beached pallet by Urban Decay. Yes, 2018 is all about the Urban Decay and not sponsored, sorry! I think they’re slaying it this year because of the new pallets they have been coming out with. Anyways, I got my Beached pallet after collecting my points at Ulta and used them on it and it was worth it! All thanks to doing a look with the teal, the deep blue, and the Blaze in this pallet I ended up attracting Hash Tag Sunglasses to it. I love Urban Decay and their shadows have been killing it and I can’t wait to complete the Naked collection since I have been collecting them, I have to keep my paws off my Naked Heat pallets, lol!

New Shadow Quads: Wet N Wild Flights of Fancy Eye Shadow Quads! Along with new releases by many brands, Wet N Wild released their summer collection last month and it’s called the Flights of Fancy Collection for the hummingbirds that are native to California. I got the full set and it was beautiful, I do have a not so favorite but these shadow quads are pretty much what Wet N Wild has done after discontinuing the trios. I think it was a good idea to do that because not only they re-formulated Walking on Eggshells but they added another color to it and it gives us more freedom to play with the quads. I realize I haven’t used the trios as much which I am trying to hit pan on so I can let them go. I used in my video the Hasta La Costa Quad and it is a green and blue quad which is gorgeous! I am thinking of using one of the others in the future since the Braille labels did pop off, which sucks but hey I can use them one day soon. Maybe I should use the rose gold one next week for the NFB Convention, who knows.

New Lip Gloss: Wet N Wild Lip Glosses! Along with those quads, Wet N Wild also released lip glosses! Those things are great except you have to kind of build them up due to the applicator. Usually with most lip glosses I do one swipe or two and I’m good but it feels like you kind of build up with two swipes on the bottom and top but still these aren’t sticky like most lip glosses. Not even sticky like MAC.

Lip Scrub: E. L. F. Lip Scrub in Mint! I finally got to try the Lip Scrubs from E. L. F. Normally I would use the ones from Lush but it’s been forever since I got any lip scrubs from them since now the drugstore is starting to create their own, even Wet N Wild made their own for the Flights of Fancy collection which seriously should be permanent! At first when I got the scrub in my package, this was when they did free shipping a little while ago, I thought it was weird due to how it looked as a lip stick tube. When I started using it, it felt weird at first because of how compact it is together and then realized I had to run it across a few times to make it work and then wipe it off with a cotton round. Easy enough and it is hard to be tempted to eat because I love mint! That is the reason why I went for mint. I definitely want to try the other ones that they came out with and they aren’t as expensive as Lush or the coffee one I have made with coffee from Ulta, this one is good!

New Translucent Powder: NYX Pressed Powder! So, I went to NYX last month and to get a new powder to get for my under eye because I felt the LA Girl one was running out faster and I felt that there was not much in the pan and realized I liked pressed more. So, I did find out that the NYX Setting Powder is also pressed and got it in Translucent. I love it! I can see why people recommend this powder to use as a setting powder and it feels as lightweight as you wear it.

New Mascara: NYX worth the Hype Mascara! So, I reached my first round of points at NYX and ended up getting a free tube of the Worth the Hype Mascara as a sample size and I heard good things about it from one person and when I got it, I was hoping it would not be flake city like Better than Sex and guess what? It wasn’t! I carry this in my makeup bag and whenever I spend the night at Gondras’ place and don’t hand don’t have any makeup I turn to this! It makes my lashes look so full! Way to go NYX, I want the full size now!

New Blush: The Baked Blushes by Wet N Wild! Speaking of WNW earlier, another item from their Flights of Fancy is the Baked Blushes. Sorry WNW, you need to make these permanent! Milani has had them for a long time! Anyways, these blushes are gorgeous! I think I use the nude one the most because it was a shade you rarely find as a baked one, you do have Apricot in The Middle, which I still need to get and try out, these definitely need to be permanent and they are very good in blending them on your cheeks.

New Setting Spray: Wet N Wild Matte Setting Spray! Yes, a lot of Wet N Wild but they have been getting my money for any of their face items because I used to use Almay and getting the foundation and powder was costing a bit much so I switched to Wet N Wild’s stuff since it’s cheaper and I like the wand part more than the pump. Anyways, I decided to try the setting spray from Wet N Wild and I prefer this more because the NYX one I’ve been using the Demi Matte formula was breaking me out in certain areas of my face but mostly around my cheeks the most. I think I’m a little too sensitive to their spray and I even felt itchy around the areas on my face after a few hours. The Wet N Wild doesn’t do that to me! I think it’s the ingredients that they use, I know one ingredient is Vitamin E if I remembered and it doesn’t cause me to itch nor break out. I think also that the NYX one was not reacting well to the Clearasil products I’ve been using. This spray has been working out beautifully and now on bottle number two! I am able to find this spray easily at Walmart and even on Ulta’s website and it doesn’t cost an arm and leg like most sprays. I also like how it smells, it smells sweet!

Not-So-Favorites:

Wet N Wild Eye Shadow Primer and Primer Water Spray: These two items are not my favorites at all when it comes to makeup! I am so sorry Wet N Wild here are my reasons. I mentioned above, the Wet N Wild Photo Focus Eye Shadow Primer was the thing I wanted to try for so long! SO LONG! But it sucks! It glued my lashes SHUT! I hated how it felt like glue and it was thick as paste as it came out of the tube, I had to go back in for more dollops of this stuff and it glued my lashes shut. I am sorry, that is not supposed to happen when you put on any eye shadow primer even from a pot. I had to toss it, shadow primer is not glue Wet N Wild! And the other item, I tried loving but couldn’t due to how the spray nozzle stopped working correctly and that is the Primer Water that came with the Flights of Fancy collection. I was hoping this would last me for a while and I loved how cooling it was while spraying it and it did set very well but as time went on the spray nozzle would not work! I tried shaking it and it would still not work. It was like it worked once and would not work again! I take back that I want it permanent, I think I will stick to the Hydro Touch I’ve been using and I am planning to try out the Dewey Primer from Wet N Wild and see how that compares but sorry the primer spray does not get my love. I did toss it too.

Non-Beauty Faves!

Book: Tiffany Blues by. M. J. Rose! This was a very enjoyable read by M. J. Rose and it is called Tiffany Blues. If you read my review, you could tell I loved every page of it and I didn’t want to stop reading it because of how beautiful it was. I did do a makeup look based on the Tiffany Glass colors you heard throughout the book and I felt like I was brought to the 1920s to when Jenny was there doing art. If you have not read this book, I highly recommend as an excellent read!

Another Book: The Dream Keeper’s Daughter by. Emily Colin! Another book is the Dream Keeper’s Daughter by. Emily Colin. I didn’t want to leave Kindle alone with this one either because of how it pulled you between past and present to see how the two main characters, Max and Isabel, go through the times they were in with Isabel trying to live her life while Max is getting her mom back. I would say read that one too if you’re interested.

Recipe Favorite: Pickle Dip! I know what you are thinking, “Say what!?” you can make a dip out of anything and pickles was an interesting dip to make because you had many things going into it besides dill pickles, you also had cream cheese, garlic paste, and other things and came out to have an interesting mild taste. I would say if you find the recipe from Publix, which is who I got it from, use pretzels because they go the best with it.

Movie: Avengers Infinity War! Next is movie and you already know! Avengers Infinity War was a great film except the ending. All I have to say is, “Damn it Quill and Thor! You had one job!” I won’t spoil the rest and I can’t wait to catch any other Marvel movies even if it means on Netflix.

Series: Series of Unfortunate Events! Okay, I wasn’t expecting to watch this because Nerdy Shirts and his brother asked GOndras to be in a video with them reacting to episode 9 of season 2. Gondras couldn’t get past a certain point in Season 2 but I kept watching. All I have to say is that I never read the books but this was a great too series since they had Neil Patrick Harris being Count Olaf in this one. You never thought he would play creepy very well until you see this and it helps with his Broadway musical background because he does sing the theme song and it’s catchy! I can’t wait to see what Season 3 holds for the Bodalairs since the final episode of Season 2 revealed a big thing and I can’t reveal it. If you want to see the reactions on this series, make sure you check out the Super Reaction Bros.!

Top Five Songs!

1. Ignite by. Alan Walker! First on my list is a song by Alan Walker who performed at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas! This year it was in May rather than June to keep people cool at night. I never heard of Alan Walker until I saw a video of his set and it brings an awesome beat but this song called, “Ignite,” got me loving his music even more. I do like his first song, “Fade,” from his early days but this one fits the sci-fi theme we pull on here, I would so use this as a theme song if YouTUbe doesn’t get mad.
2. “Odd Future” English Cover by. Jonathan Young: Next is another cover by Jonathan Young and it’s the fourth My Hero Academia theme song called “Odd Future.” I I’ve been loving this anime a lot and thank you Gondras for showing it to me and need to watch more of but this is one of my fave songs from that series.
3. “Dirty” by. Sevendust! Oh yeah! My Southern Metal boys are back and this time with a newer song! Apparently they have released new music and this song is called “Dirty.” It kind of goes back to their more metal roots since the Seasons album had more of a softer sound and their song, “Unraveling” was also pretty soft but do like it but this one it calls back to what I knew Sevendust for and kept it up!
4. “History Maker” Cover by. Nate Wants to Battle: I know this is not new but I can’t stop listening to it because it always get in my head, plus May was all about meeting with my destiny of getting my job offer, getting to go to the NFB National Convention, and of course being accepted at Northern Arizona. I am following my dreams people!
5. “Lion Skin” by. Hands like Houses: Even though there have been other songs that have been appearing on my I Heart Radio but this one was unique out of all the music that has been on there lately. I’ve never heard of this band but if I had then I wouldn’t have looked at their info but this song is a really good one. Almost reminds me of “Arrow” by Gackt in the beginning but then goes into its own song.
Well, that’s it for this bi-montly favorites. I know a lot of Wet N Wild was on this list because they have been in my makeup collection even more after using their powder and foundation. I may be adding Clearasil next time since the face wash I got was not a face wash but it was a face mask but I have the actual face wash so I will be giving another two months before I add them to my favorites since so far my skin has been getting better and people noticing in my pictures. So next time will be my review on the NFB National Convention since I need to take time to read some books! Until next time! And follow us on Twitter @ Nerdy Shique!