Beauty: Beauty Habits Tag!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Since I’m waiting for the other videos to be uploaded to our YouTube channel, I thought I should do something fun in the meantime and that is another tag post!

Tag: Make Up Habits!

So, as a makeup lover, there are times when you have those habits when it comes to wearing it and putting it on and this tag was started by Danielle Schmidt and Shannon Bidgood tagged Nicki Murphy and I watched her video which had me inspired to do my own! Let’s see what I have to say!

1. How often do you wear a full face of makeup? Hmm! I hardly wear a full face unless I want to experiment, making a beauty video over on the Nerdy Shique Universe YouTube, now I have been wearing more neutral looks for my Customer Service Training classes since I have been doing it for the past two weeks and going back on Monday, so it’s now everyday but if I wasn’t doing the training just once in a while.
2. Is your look more neutral or colorful? Most of the time it’s more neutral because it’s my comfort zone and it looks nice with my eyes. I don’t mind playing with color since I have my Ulta makeup sets and play around with some of the colors in that, also my Unicorn Blood and Midnight Unicorn pallets, heck even my Gwen Stefani pallet. Of course I have used the Naked Heat pallet and had fun with that too. Most of the time it’s neutral.
3. How long does it take for your full makeup to do? Tends to be forty-five minutes to an hour because I have to make sure my eyes aren’t crazy with smudges all over the place. I remembered having brown shadow on my nose by accident and went to WalMart to run errands and people glared at my fiancé and didn’t know why and he saw the smudge on the nose. That is why I have to be extra careful!
4. Do you apply eye foundation before or after eye shadow? Before! I found it easier to do it before my eye shadow since of course fall out and it can be messy depending on the shadow I use. Plus the cleanup with my baby wipes is easier with doing it after shadow.
5. What are your bad makeup habits you can’t stop doing? It’s hard to say! I would say napping with makeup on, I am guilty of doing that but nowadays I make sure I clean it off if I need a cat nap after a long day of something. Also, tugging on the corners of my eyes, mostly my right eye, to apply my crease and lid shades! There are times when my right eye can be the lazy eye while my left is the twitchy one and I am not sure is due to how my eyes aren’t used to being pulled on, even the doctors have hard times putting the eye drops in when I go to my big appointment in South Florida. Putting eye shadow can be challenging time to time and I have to keep my right eye from being so lazy and have to pull it to make it easier to get my transition and crease shades sometimes, heck it’s mostly the lid shade.
6. Do you use beauty influencers’ techniques or your own? It’s mostly my own because as a blind person I can’t see myself in the mirror and knowing where to place a shadow or blush I have to make sure that I get it just right and knowing where to go by feeling until I memorize it by heart becomes easier over time. With brushes, my technique by the way, is to feel the feral and bristles in how wide they are to know which one is which if I have it in my brush collection or in a set I picked up from Amazon or a different company. I do admit I used Molly Perk’s way of doing her eyebrows which I thought it didn’t work out for me but I used it again with my NYX brow pomade yesterday and that is to go from the tail end of your brow to the start of it and it worked out a bit better for the pomade since there are times brows can be a miss or can go on heavy. I will make sure to remember her technique if I’m in a pickle. If you don’t know who Molly is, she is an awesome YouTuber who has my eye condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and she went blind in her teens while I went blind in my twenties. I suggest checking her out in how she lives her life as a blind person.
7. What is the one step that takes you the longest to do? You already know and if you have seen my beauty videos and that is the eye! That is why my And That’s Jacob Tutorial video took an hour to do since there was a ton of steps to do but most of the time it is my eye entire eye step! Brows I tend to be quick, face not too bad, eyes almost thirty minutes depending on the day and pallet I’m using! I think the quickest pallets for me have to be the Wet N Wild trios but that can take me twenty minutes.
8. This is a two parter! First is what step you can skip? Brows because my brows are so perfect! They were bushy almost every time and always had to get them waxed but when I have my own tweezers that is when I do my own and I prefer it that way too. People do complement me on my brows and how well they are put together even without the brow gel and pomade, even powder if I used the Ulta sets. Second is what one step you can’t do without is? I would say eye shadow even if it takes me almost an hour to do because I feel naked sometimes if I just do eyeliner!
9. What makeup look is out of your comfort zone? Oh man! Hmmm I would say sometimes the really out there colorful looks! I do try them out time to time if I need to do something like a cosplay look or just wanted to have fun, they can be a bit out there. I do admit when I did my RWBY inspired looks I went a bit out of my comfort zone and even my Digimon character I added pink and silver, so yeah colorful looks are a little bit out there and don’t have to be afraid of them all the time.
10. Do you wear matte, glossy, or cream lipsticks? I wear all three actually! There are times where I switch it up and I tend to carry a gloss in my makeup bag if I want to switch it to that some days or put it on top of whatever matte lipstick I wear while with cream ones I tend to wear either a liquid lip or the MAC Cream Sheens.
11. If you could only wear one shade of lipstick what would it be? I would say either Cream Cup or Ruby Wu from MAC because those two colors fit me a lot.
12. Do you highlight or contour? Yes on both because I started doing my contour recently since I asked Vivi for some pointers and then to do my cheek bones with my bronzer and blend the edges with my blush and then highlight after blush. I tend to use a lot of golden highlights while other times if it was cosplay then I would use Sweet Visions from MAC for FlutterShy for example or the Mosaic looking one from NYX.
13. What is the one step that makes you feel complete? I would say setting spray since I started to use it now. I never thought setting sprays would be such a great completion to makeup until I started really using it. I’m using the Demi Matte one from NYX since my skin is dry and sensitive and it’s working out pretty well.
That is it for this tag post! I had fun doing it since it’s been a bit since the last tag I done and that was the Baby Bat Days one thanks to Vivi. Speaking of which, the person I want to tag is Vivi to do this one since I think it would be a nice idea for her channel.

What is next for Nerdy Shique Universe? We’re starting to put up more of the videos onto our channel from Omni Fandom Expo so stay tuned!

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Tags: Baby Bat Days!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I’m back with a new post and it is all thanks to my best friend Vivi Blanc and she created a new tag known as the “Baby Bat Days” tag. I felt like why not do a post since I already did a video over on my channel and haven’t done any tag posts on here for the longest time so why not?

A little disclaimer, with her questions, I will answer to the best of my knowledge because I’m kind of bordering Steam Punk/goth/rocker/nerd since there are times where there is a little bit of Goth inside of us. I do look at the positives of life so don’t get annoyed about that.

1. How old were you when you started in the sub culture? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! It’s hard to say because I really don’t know. But I could say the real age I was introduced to something goth-like was around fifteen when I started my more punk rock journey.
2. How you were first introduced to the sub-culture? Well, I knew some people who were Goth, well mostly one person when I was 17. She was mostly a punk but I think she was borderline Goth especially with the spikes as one element. Nowadays she thinks I’m just a fake. Well, you earn some and lose some.
3. Did you start with the music or the fashion? I think I mostly started with the beauty aspect so you can call it fashion is where I started and most of the time I wore gothic elements with my cosplay especially with my Soul Eater character Kiosk Ishida, even with the chains and ripped up casual shirt and pants. I am going to re-vamp the costume for a different outfit design. So, yeah mostly the beauty aspects since I started wearing bolder lip colors and smoky looks even with the neutral colors on top of it since most smoky pallets do have the neutral aspects. My five bold lipstick to wear happens to be the NYX Cosmic Metals blue and green ones.
4. How did your family/friends feel about you being Goth? Has it changed? Well, when I started wearing the spikes my mom hated it because she was expecting me to be more like the other girls in school who were preppy and snobby but I always followed the “Be Yourself” aspect of life and I always wanted to shop at Hot Topic rather than JCPenny and Charlotte Rousse. The store I hated going into that existed in my early high school years was Paul Harris and she always wanted me to go in there for clothes. I was different from everyone in my family, even from my ex-sis-in-law. My mom did get over it by the time I hit around 24 because she realized that I wouldn’t listen and just let me be because I was accepted as who I was even if I did go blind. While my friends, Gondras and Chibi hated the spikes because it poked them! I did tone them down even though I wore them with cosplay even as Hatsuharu, I wasn’t kidding with the cosplay parts. Oh right, when I was with THEE X his family thought I was weird but didn’t matter after the break up! Nowadays Gondras doesn’t mind the Goth elements since I do wear the darker lipsticks even Ion from Kat Von D he did like on me.
5. How confident were you when you started and how confident are you now? Hmmmmm I guess I was a little overbearing because I wanted to fit in and was seen as a poser even to the punks. I tried a little too hard and hardly tried at all back then as time goes on, I just let it flow and be myself. Now? Well, there are times when I think about doing something for goth add-ons but never go through with it, I guess I was afraid of being judged since I do still wear spikes but not the super sharp ones and now that I’m looking to start my career I know it will be hard to switch but if I were to open my business, I want to be comfortable in whatever I wear if I’m not hurting anyone.
6. Were you into any other alternative/subculture groups before Goth? Yes, punk stuff! I know the spikes were considered as “punk” but I do admit I did try a little too hard being more punk when some punks were annoyed with me and was seen as the poser. I did love listening to Good Charlotte, New Found Glory (absolutely loved them and even sang along with all of their songs) which that made two girls mad once. I should tell this story now! So, I was wearing one of my Good Charlotte shirts and two girls came onto the bus since we were heading home. I was a senior at this point and one of them asked, “Do you like Good Charlotte?” I said, “Yeah.” As I put a CD in my CD player (yes, those existed back then) and she goes, “You shouldn’t be listening to them.” I go, “Why?” Her buddy goes, “Because they’re not really punk!” The other noticed I was putting in my copy of NFG’s self-titled album and goes, “Ewww! NFG!” I just ignored them on the way home because I didn’t care. I did remember seeing one of the girls while heading for math once and asked, “So, do you think you’re punk!?” I nodded and just walked off. So glad I didn’t see those two after that since they were annoying. Anyways, yep, was mostly into punk.
7. What was the worst experience when starting in the subculture? Hmmmmmm can’t really say anything that was the worst except getting mad at someone at NYX making fun of my best buddy Vivi for her dress and look that day while I was wearing my fedora with a skull and piercings on it, my Harley Quin goggles, and my Doctor Who shirt for a steam punk look that day for a photo shoot. Didn’t know it happened until either Stellar or Vivi mentioned it and I guess glared a little. I guess everyone expects us to look like a model walking into NYX when NYX is known for making bolder makeup.
8. What has been the best experience while starting out? Oh man! I would have to say getting my flame sleeved hoodie! My mom at the time was always the type where you had to get a new piece of clothing when the seasons are turning or school starts, etc. Heck, her thing is mostly shoes, at least I don’t have to worry about that since my current pair of Vans have lasted me three years so far. Anyways, I was at Hot Topic mostly looking for cosplay stuff and this was when I did crappy, cheap cosplay and not kidding since I used a vampire cape as my trench coat as Dark for a few years. I found my hoodie at the front among the winter stuff and saw the sleeves and wanted it so badly because it was different and unique and couldn’t find it anywhere else and when my mom found me I pointed it out and told her I wanted it and she kind of turned her head sideways even when I tried it on and she gave in after knowing it fits and got it! I loved that hoodie and worn it for a long time until the zipper broke off.
9. Do you have any pics from back then? No!
10. If you could go back to change anything, what would you change? Definitely the poser part! I felt like no matter what I did people still bullied me and made fun of me, even mocked me, and I could’ve shopped a little more for my clothes rather than my mom. I did say I was different and plus could’ve stood up to her a little more because I felt like I couldn’t be different and express my wardrobe a lot more. I admit I am not into blouses nor skirts unless if they have a logo or something on it I like like my Doctor Who dress and my RWBY skirt for example. Still, I could’ve said when she got on my case for having spiked bracelets and my five keychains on my chain wallet, “I’m different and you have to accept it! I may wear spikes and rocker tees that are always printed on black shirts, it’s just who I am and no one else is going to change me with a wand. I will still be the same!”
Well, that’s about it! I think this was a hard tag but I think I did pretty well! I think it was a nice change from book reviews at the moment so there you go! So, stay tuned for anything from Omni Expo!