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Harley Quinn Inspired Nails by Espionage Cosmetics

Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I am a fan of Harley Quinn from the Batman universe. I’ve cosplayed a total of five different version so far with a sixth design coming this year for¬†Phoenix Comicon. ūüėÄ

Naturally, I had to get my hands on these HQ inspired nail wraps from¬†Espionage Cosmetics¬†when I saw them at¬†Comikaze Expo¬†last year. I’ve had these things sitting in my bathroom for a couple months and tonight I finally tried out their nail wraps for the first time. Continue Reading

Reviews, Unboxings

Arcade Time with Loot Crate!

Another month means another Loot Crate!!

And now that I’ve finally just about freed myself from the crippling death-grip that is college for the summer, I can finally reveal the epic things that popped out of the box this month!

So, for all new followers and curious folk, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box geared toward geeks and gamers. I know, it’s a dream come true right? I have been with Loot Crate now since October and I have to say that they have yet to disappoint me with their amazing crates.

But I know you didn’t come here to just hear about it. You want reviews, pictures, and geek outs! So here we go! Continue Reading

Reviews, Unboxings

Guess Who’s Got More LOOT!!

Hello all! It’s been a while!¬†Too long, in fact. And I’m really sorry about that! ;-;

However, I am back and with a LOOT CRATE! And, as you can imagine, the lovely people that provide us with these monthly crates of epicosity (thanks Tobuscus for that term) have once more outdone themselves! So I won’t keep you waiting in anticipation any longer. Here’s the February Loot Crate!!

Theme: Doctor

That’s right. This month they went with a doctor theme for the crate. I’m sure you’re all thinking “Well then it’s all gotta be Doctor Who related, right?!” WRONG. They actually brought together a few items from a few different doctors!


TARDIS Prime Shirt – GraphicLab Tees

This shirt brings in a crossover of epic proportions. Who would have known the time-traveling ship known as the TARDIS was actually a Transformer?! And¬†he has a BOWTIE! That, alone, lets you know TARDIS Prime is not here to play games. This shirt is, by far, awesome and I loved it! And it just so happens that I recently began to watch Doctor Who so this was definitely appreciated when I opened up the box to see this! Loot Crate is also awesome because they send us shirts in our sizes, so it’s not a giant sleep shirt on me, but a shirt that fits just right! One of my co-workers is also a Looter, so as you can imagine, the two of us wore our shirts the next day to work. If only I had gotten a picture of us together!

Mega Man Air Freshener – Epic Scents

Mega Man Air Freshener

Mega Man isn’t a doctor, yes, but he was¬†created by a doctor, Dr. Light! This air freshener is very cute and totally full of nostalgia. The scent itself is a cool minty-ish smell that is¬†very strong! I had opened it and left it inside my Loot Crate with the¬†rest of my stuff over night after opening it in order to not lose anything (because shit disappears in my house. Seriously.) and in the morning my shirt was pretty much¬†coated¬†in the scent of the air freshener. So needless to say, it works guys! It will¬†now hang proudly in my car and fill it with a lovely aroma of geekery.

Brain Bits

Caffeinated Brain Bits – Harcos Labs

Going along with the doctor/science feel, I was also greeted with more delicious snacks to nom on. These little “brain” pieces of candy look like a bunch of pink nerds, but are actually a chewy candy filled with caffeine. The label said it was watermelon flavored, but I didn’t really taste watermelon while I was eating them. Instead they tasted like sweet, sugary, addicting candies that I can’t really describe for a flavor. But they are still good to eat and will give you little bits of energy with each bite!

And yes, they are already gone, because nothing with caffeine lasts long here with this caffeine addict in the house. ūüėÄ

Sharks Drink Cooler – Loot Crate LabsShark Laser Beams!

Aside from the shirt, this was pretty epic. My first reaction upon seeing the image printed on the drink cooler was “I have¬†fricken sharks with¬†fricken¬†laser beams attached to their FRICKEN HEADS!”¬†– my friends who were witnessing the unboxing promptly laughed and then one of my friends snagged it and put her fist in it and tried to pet my cat with it. The cat was not amused. However, I was! And the next day I couldn’t resist getting a soda¬†just so I could use this awesome thing and show everyone the laser beam sharks and the Loot Crate logo so they would all know where it came from!

Bacon Lip BalmBacon Lip Balm – J&D

A piece of bacon a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well¬†it should! Because, seriously, who doesn’t love bacon? Now I can keep my lips from getting chapped¬†and¬†have that delicious taste of bacon at the same time. However, that could also be a bad thing because you’d constantly be licking your lips to get the taste of bacon, then have to reapply it but then you’d lick it off again!! But I’ll confess, the lip balm actually doesn’t taste like bacon. In fact, I’m not a fan of the taste. It sort of smells like bacon, but reminds me more of the Bacon Bits dog treats. So therefore, since I don’t like the taste, it keeps me from licking it off constantly.¬†Clever, clever little trick!! Now, I know this one isn’t exactly doctor related, however Loot Crate still wanted to include a few more items sort of as a Valentine’s Gift, which includes this lip balm and one more item. Awwww, thanks Loot Crate!

Tetris Wall Heart – Walls360

Tetris HeartRemember the neat little Doodle Jump wall sticker I got back in December? Well, those awesome guys included a Tetris Wall Heart sticker this time for the other Valentine’s gift! While a majority of it is one piece, there is still a separate L-shaped piece that you can stick as far away from the rest of the sticker as you really want. Awesome! And of course, this is also showing the love of a classic game we all know: Tetris! Loot Crate has also decided to throw out a photo contest involving this wall sticker where you put it on something you can’t live without, take a photo and submit it. The winner gets a free 3 month extension on the Loot Crate subscription.

Super awesome right?! Now where should I put it? Portal gun? Motorcycle? XBox?!

Do you have a suggestion on where I can put it? Let me know! Hell maybe I’ll take a bunch of photos based on your suggestions just because I can!!

Well that’s it for the February Loot Crate! As always, the fine team of geeks at Loot Crate’s HQ have outdone themselves once more and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for March!

Are you interested in getting your own Loot Crate subscription? Well click here¬†to check it out and sign up for your own subscription! But hurry because a month seriously goes faster than you think and you don’t want to miss March’s crate!

Stay tuned for more Loot Crate reviews and other silly things from me!

And, as always, stay geeky!


Holy (January) Loot Crate Review, Batman!

Hi guys! Sorry for the delay on this one. I happened to get my Loot Crate RIGHT before Amazing Arizona Comicon and I’m just now waking up from my con coma and getting over my post-con depression; if you’ve been to any comic conventions you can relate.

Anyway! Onto the Loot Crate review! If you happened to spot my (ridiculously lame) unboxing video, you already know what I got! If you haven’t, well click THIS LINK and feel free to laugh at my awkwardness in this video. I know I am.

Also, I kind of ate and drank two of the items in the crate and threw them away before I got a chance to take pictures because DUMB NICHOLE IS DUMB AND NOT THINKING. DERP. So this review is going to be pictureless, unless I can snag my friend’s loot crate items and snag pictures of those!


Marvel Workmans Carry All – Marvel

Based on other unboxing videos, it seems there were a variety of Marvel tins. I happened to get an Amazing Spiderman tin based on the newest movie. For those of you that had seen my unboxing video, by the way, I am very aware of the fact that I sang the Batman theme song with Spiderman. If you think I’m dumb, well I HAVE OUTSMARTED YOU!!! I was thinking of the Family Guy scene where Peter was on the clothesline roleplaying with Lois. You know!¬†This scene!

Anyway! The tin is awesome and looks a little durable. I’m considering whether or not to use this as my lunchbox at work to make everyone jealous; or maybe they would just know immediately who would own such a silly little tin with Spiderman on it. It also happens to have a decent amount of space, as you probably noticed when I was pulling everything out of it in the video. Winning!

Translucent 7 Dice RPG Set – + Chessex

So I thought this was pretty damn awesome, and I don’t even play RPG board games! These apparently come in quite an array of colors on their site at¬†¬†and after seeing that they came in purple, I totally wish I had gotten that one! However, my set was black and it’s awesome. What comes in the set is:

  • 4-sided die
  • 6-sided die
  • 8-sided die
  • 10-sided die
  • 12-sided die
  • 20-sided die
  • Percentile 10-sided die

For the time, I am displaying them on my desk next to my Honey Badger. Perhaps I will hold these off for a giveaway later on, if that’s something you guys might be interested in!

photo (3)8 Bit Zombie Power Pack –

So, since I didn’t open these on video, I did manage to take a picture of the stickers and pin outside of the package to show you all the epicness that is contained. When I saw these things, I thought they were pretty damn awesome! It also got me curious as to what 8-bit Zombie was about, so it brought me to their site. Basically the site is dedicated to nostalgia of the 80’s. Now the 80’s was – admittedly – before my time, however I can still appreciate some 8-bit goodness! The site is pretty neat and their shop is full of awesome swag! Needless to say, these stickers will be going on random things I own (more than likely my binder for school). The pins are also pretty badass, one of them being their logo, and the other being¬†literally¬†an 8-bit Zombie.

Hello Panda Snacks – Meiji

Everyone can appreciate snacks from the asian culture, and this one is no exception! Hello Panda snacks are small, crunchy “biscuits” filled with chocolatey goodness. When you first bite into it, you get that nice crunch, then the chocolate gushes out and sends your taste buds into a chocolate coma. On the postcard from Loot Crate, they challenged us to not eat the whole box in one sitting. I failed that challenge. But I do not feel bad about that¬†at all. It was so worth it.

Bonus Items!!!!!!!!

A few weeks before the January crate shipped, Loot Crate sent out an offer to upgrade their looters to a 3-month or 6-month subscription with a little discount and free items from previous loot crates. I took advantage and upgraded my 1-month to a 3-month subscription. So in turn, I got these two extra items!

Super Mario Bros. Power Up Energy Drink – Nintendo

I saved this baby for Amazing Arizona Comicon this past weekend since, when you attend a con, you are likely to be waking up early and getting home late. I was a little worried that the drink wouldn’t taste too well, since there aren’t really very many energy drinks out there that I like. WRONG. This drink was freaking AWESOME. It had a little bit of a sweeter,¬†raspberry-like taste and it was lightly carbonated. It contains 50 mgs of caffeine, which is less than my usual energy drink, but I still noticed a small difference in my energy level. It may have helped that I had hit a wall and was seriously needing a pick-me-up. This definitely helped. Only downside? I only got one and WANTED MORE. I know these are available at Hot Topic in single cans but I will be keeping my eye out for packs of them if I can!

The Legend of Zelda Mints

The mints inside are your usual little tiny peppermints (which I eat like candy so I’m surprised I haven’t eaten all of them yet). The tin, however, is in the shape of Link’s shield. It’s pretty detailed for a little mint case and I love it! Once the mints are gone, I’ll more than likely clean it off and use it for something else! Maybe a little storage for a necklace or earrings!

That’s it for the January Loot Crate! As always, these guys do an amazing job at putting together crates full of awesome items from pop culture, games, comic books, and anything else you can think of! The fact that they have snacks and drinks to share with you is also pretty epic. Can’t wait for the next one!

Interested in getting a subscription of your own yet?! Well, lucky for you I have a lovely little referral link for you! Nice thing about Loot Crate is that they have a referral program that allows you to get discounts off your next crate for each person you sign up. If you get 4 new subscribers through your referral link, you can get the next month FREE! Isn’t that just awesome?!

So here. Go subscribe now and get in on the epic geekery that is LOOT CRATE!!!