The Everyday Geek: Her Universe Lip Glosses

“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.” // Scott Westerfield, Uglies

I thought I would start up an on-going series called “The Everyday Geek.” The purpose of these posts would be how you could incorporate your geeky-ness, fandom, or pop-culture love into your everyday style in simple ways!

Today we’re going to talk about Her Universe‘s new lip gloss collections! If you’re not already familiar with Her Universe, the company was created by a role model of mine, Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels’ Ahsoka Tano!). Her line has consisted mostly of geek fashion, but she has recently been putting out some amazing make-up products! I picked up her Star Wars and Infinity War lip glosses and decided to give them a try.

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The first set is the Infinity War lip glosses. This package comes with six glosses, all named after the various Infinity Stones. And, you guessed it, they’re all color-coordinated appropriately as well! All of these glosses have shimmer/glittler in them, but it’s subtle enough so you don’t look like a 3rd grader 😉 If you’re looking for something tame, you’re best off sticking with the pink, gold, and orange colors in this set. The green, blue, and purple colors can be worn super dark (which is TONS of fun) or lighter to create a playful look. I love wearing just one layer of the Power Stone (purple)!

Here are the three “tame” colors on me- Mind Stone (gold), Reality Stone (pink), and Soul Stone (orange). My favorite on me is definitely the Mind Stone from these three, but I know I’ll be using all three of these colors for every day!

Next are the more adventurous colors. The first set of photos is these layered on to make them darker. This is super fun, and I could totally see myself doing this for cosplay, Halloween, or a fun night out. It’s not something I would do for everyday, but maybe you would! The first is Power Stone (purple), then Space Stone (blue), and Time Stone (green).

I also used these darker colors in a more everyday way by only putting on one layer. I think this makes them more acceptable for work, but still adds the fun! They’re in the same order as the darker styles above- Power, Space, and Time.

Like I mentioned before, one of my favorite looks is the lighter style of the Power Stone! So fun!

Each of these glosses come in a cute tube with a gem style top, so you’ll never forget the power you hold in your hands! You can grab your own set of Infinity Stones, er, glosses from Her Universe or Hot Topic!

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I also wanted to show you Ashley’s Star Wars lip glosses! Each of these are very unique and don’t really have the shimmer effect that the Infinity War glosses do. There are also only three tubes in this package. The first color is called Tatooine. It’s in the blue bottle, and it’s a very glossy/sparkly pink. It’s not too girly, though, and it’s perfect for day time wear! The next color is called Dagobah Dusk. It’s in the green bottle, and it’s a matte nude-pink. It’s a great color for every day as well, but you’ll definitely want to make sure you have a mirror available for application since the color is stronger than Tatooine. The last color is called Dark Side, and it’s in the red bottle. It’s a really dark wine color, and it’s gorgeous! However, the stain is a little hard to judge, and you’ll definitely want some liner for this one. You might want to also put on a base application of a light or nude color before applying this one. It is perfect for evening wear or if you’re feeling fierce!

Oh, and each of these bottles looks like a lightsaber! You’ll definitely be channeling your inner Jedi (or Sith Lord) when you wear these! You can grab your collection from Her Universe or Hot Topic.

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Do you own any of these glosses? Which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Avengers: Infinity War Reactions

“Oh, we’re using our made-up names. Then I’m Spider-Man.” // Peter Parker, Avengers: Infinity War

Warning: MAJOR INFINITY WAR SPOILERS AHEAD. Proceed at your own risk.

Now that it’s been a month, I figured it would be safe to post my initial thoughts and reactions to Infinity War!

Image from Screenrant.com

Let’s just say the hype was real for this movie. I wouldn’t call myself a Marvel mega-fan, but I am a big fan! I was introduced to the superhero genre back in 2011 when the first Captain America movie came out. My friend and I had nothing better to do, so we decided to go see it and were blown away. I immediately fell in love with Cap, and the love for Marvel began. Throughout the rest of the years, I watched most of the movies that came out, especially if Captain America was involved!

So when the trailer for Infinity War came out, I about fell out of my chair. What was going to happen, who was going to die? Is this the end of an era? Speculations began! As the day grew closer and closer, I got even more scared. And then- opening night.

Within the first five minutes, I was already in shock. Loki? Dead? While I never was on Team Loki, I still had a soft spot for this baddie! And then, while still reeling from that death, we got another with Gamora. Now that one left me numb. The Guardians are some of my favorite Marvel characters after Captain America, and watching her death tore me up.

And just when you think it all might be okay because the plan on Titan seems to be working, Peter Quill does what any normal person would do- and loses his cool. I felt his heartbreak, his pain. I don’t blame him AT ALL for what he did! It was a totally human response (and he is 50% human!). But seeing the plan fall apart was awful.

And then we arrive at the most heartbreaking 30 minutes of my life. (Okay, maybe not really my life- but it was pretty awful at the time.) Wanda faces her fears and destroys Vision’s stone, only to be brought back with the Time stone. Thanos snaps his fingers. Bucky. T’Challa. Groot. Dr. Strange. Starlord. Mantis. Drax.

“Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.”

I officially lost it. The waterworks started. I don’t usually cry in movies (unless it’s a kids’ cartoon- for some reason those get me every time). But watching little Peter die in Tony’s arms was about the worst thing I imagined I would ever have to see.  I was mentally prepared for Iron Man to die. I was even bracing myself for Cap’s death. But Peter Parker? The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

I sat in disbelief with tears dripping down my face as we watched Thanos sit down to watch the sunrise. Surely this wasn’t how it was ending. And the credits rolled.

As I sat there through the credits, the film score haunted me. It wasn’t the upbeat, epic music that normally plays after a Marvel movie. No, instead it ripped what was left of my heart into tiny pieces and blew away in the wind (too soon?).  Everyone in the theater was just in shock. Would the post-credits scene make it better?

Negative. I did smile a little seeing Nick Fury again. But I walked out of the theater in complete shock. I had so many questions, and theories were already forming in my head.

I’ve seen the movie a total of 3 times, and I feel like I’m sort of coming to terms with what happened. What I haven’t come to terms with yet is the fact we have to wait a whole year for part 2.

 

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Super goofy photo of me trying to pose as Starlord wearing my Her Universe jacket and tee from Hot Topic!

 

Now for my thoughts. The non-stop action was great. I’m the kind of person who can get bored watching/listening to politics too much in a movie. I loved that there wasn’t anything too deep in this one. I also loved how we got to see so much of all of the heroes we know and love. I think the directors did an awesome job balancing all of the characters and weaving their story lines together. I wish we could have seen a little more of Captain America/Bucky, but that could still come.

This definitely wasn’t a movie for the casual Marvel fan. If you haven’t seen all (or at least the key movies- Avengers 1-2, Winter Soldier, Civil War, Ragnarok, etc.) you would be confused. It also wasn’t a feel-good, watch-while-you’re-cooking-dinner sort of movie. But for those who have been following the MCU, this movie was the culmination (or partial culmination) of the past 10 years.

So, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie! What are your theories? What did you love about it? What did you not like about it?