Finally…August Boxycharm Review

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Boxycharm finally arrived today after 2 weeks, it was shipped on August 8, and the fedex/smartpost thing is really annoying. But at least she got here. Without further delay, here we go!

The theme this month is “Beach, Please”.
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And this box was worth the wait. The best is first-y’all know the tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette was coming because I didn’t shut up about it-

It’s a nice, heavy palette, doesn’t feel cheap. I mean, tarte is a high end brand, so you’d expect that. The shadows are soft, creamy, and really blendable-

There are 8 shades, I’m going to say 3 mattes and 5 shimmers. Retails for 36$.

Next, Royal & Langnickel has a line called Moda, or Moda Pro-either way. There are 3 brushes in the set, a crease brush, pointed blush, and chisel blender.
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These are NICE. The handles are rubberized for good grip and the bristles are super soft. Retail price is 26$.

Up next, PÜR Cosmetics Pro Lashes. They’re made from silk so very similar to mink lashes without the mink, and it says they’re good for 30 wears.

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Cruelty free and vegan as well. I got the lashes in “Bombshell” and am looking forward to using them. These retail for 14$ which is mid-price for lashes, I’d say.

Aloette Face Paint-a cheek and lip tint in Blooming Berry. I’m not usually a fan of lip/cheek combos but I’ll give it a try.


It’s actually thicker than I expected and a little goes a long way. I think even the amount I swatched might be too much. It’s enriched with Jojoba esthers, Vitamin E, and other essential oils, and is apparently buildable. This retails for 35$.

Last but not least, a Waterproof Gel Eyeliner by Bellapierre in black.

In swatching it almost feels a little waxy and not as pigmented as I’d hoped, but it doesn’t budge. I have the same black line on my hand after doing dishes and showering, so I’ll give it staying power for sure. I’ll have to try it in my eyes to know for sure. This retails for 15$.

I also received a coupon for 10$ off a purchase of 60$ on tarte.com, which isn’t bad either!
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So there you have it-the much anticipated and hyped August Boxycharm. It did not disappoint either! The total value of this box comes to 126$ which for 21$, never ceases to blow my mind, y’all.

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Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie

Project Runway S16/E01

DISCLAIMER: Yeah, I’ve been day drinking, so it is what it is. General impressions, and stuff.

First to enter is the twins….yeah, I still hate them. Then Deyonte….his wife is thisclose to delivering. And then everyone else arrives….blah blah blah. Twins thinks it’s their job to host and intimidate all the other contestants….have I mentioned that I hate the twins?

First challenge:
Project Runway bus enters the building and off jumps Tim and Heidi. Tim calls this their sweet sixteen….Heidi wants a coursage. Kenya already crying.

Tim tells them challenge begins now. “Worn by the stars”, so it’s a red carpet look with your design asthetic. First, the models…..they are curvacious. Nice….skinny to plus…in fashion plus is usually an 8, but here they go up to 22. Heidi: Truth of fashion is one size does not fit all.

Models head to assigned designer, every challenge they get a different designer. SWEET.

One day, and $300, for this challenge. Measure up your model and Brandon has a plus size model, which should be challenging for a menswear designer. She is gorgeous….sketch time!

Have I mentioned that I hate the twins? If not, I hate the twins.

Commercial: And I will be skipping through the Mood orgasm….yeah, we would all go completely insane at Mood, 16 seasons, we’ve seen it. Instead I’ll open wine!

Off to the standard PR workroom….find your spot, so twims STFU and get to work. Brandon is still bumming over his model….this pisses me off. Get over it, if you can’t design for a woman of size, find another career.

Twins talk more, and guess what? I still hate them.

Sentell went to a psychic (or oracle as he calls it) and she told him to design. My psychic told me to be a psychic….so there ya go.

ChaCha is having a problem with patterning…which he admits is the whole purpose of the competion. Calls his model fat. I will still stalk him, but I will sit on him when I find him.

Tim comes in:
Kenya, calls herself a short bald girl from Atlanta. Love her. Beautiful white dress

Amy: professor: wrap skirt (disappointed)

Aaron: sounds like a tux, Tim hates it but after description loves it

Samantha OK, (yeah basically OK)

Kentauro trained pianist…execution is limp, that’s what he wants

Margartia…adding color to make it look margarita

Chacha designs for Ariana Grande types….Tim is thinking…I am considering slapping as opposed to sitting on him….but I think getting sit on by a fat chick will humilate him more…take this butter, bitch! Tim tells him to commit or not

Claire, twin with hair…she talks more about her twin than herself. HATE THEM BOTH. She’s going sheers….in pink….Amy, notes the OVER ANNOUNCIATING thing, that makes everyone hate them so much….sooooo fucking pretentious

Bald twin…clean sporty siloutte….I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE THIS BULLSHIT….she keeps saying “INDEED”

Kudzani…TIm is crazy about it

Michael: going for a sense of tacky

Ayana says that people think that modest is considered boring or dated, Tim disagrees…I agree

Sentell: thinking cropped pants, Tim: be careful it makes a woman look shorter

Bantani is all about the appliques. Tim feels like it’s all about the embellishments what’s left after that?

Deyonte…has a flower print…it’s kind loud. Tim thinks a serious problem with large scale print but loves it in this case….(he’s done a good job with this….line it up properly)

Brnadon seems so basic in execution that it has to be impecable. He doesn’t know how he’s going to get this done.

They check into whatever hotel/condos have paid for the promotional this season….twins WON’T STOP FUCKING TALKING. Burning fire of 1,000 suns level of hatred.

Model fittings, makeup and hair. TWINS KEEP TALKING. LMK if you want to know the actual styling of the models….I’m skipping it this week.

Chacha…AMY: “Big funny little mess, kinda like Chacha” Agree….a little too much Big Top PeeWee for me.

RUNWAY: I’ll grab as many pics as I can, I kinda wanna watch Big Brother eviction this week so it is what is it….so if I find them, great, if not, hope y’all like to Google! 😛

Guest Judge is Olivia Munn (who?), and Heidi needs a bra. This year in addition to all the other crap they get is a JC Penny line….I thought JCP was going OOB (out of business), and also a trip to Japan….apparently to make up for making a line at a company that is OOB.

Kenya – White with pockets…like it. A little wonky in the boobs, but nice
Kudzanai – Kinda Kimono, in red…not entirely ugly
Ayana – Grey with a flower….she loves the fabric, I think it looks cheap
Shawn – I did mention this is red carpet, right? She goes with Silver hot pants, and a cropped one shoulder with a cape-let thing. HIDEOUS, she thinks it’s balanced and edgy
Batani – first of the larger models…grey and tight and ucky, makes her normal size model look fat, FAT, F-A-T!
Claire – Orange and nude ballerina thing….not as ugle as the other twin
Brandon – not horrible. Salmon coloured maxi skirt with big slit and camo cropped top.
ChaCha – short dress with a clown neck, Zac lookds like he loves it (but maybe he’s just laughing)
Amy – she made like a long coat over a bikini top and pants. Jacket turns into a skirt over pants. I don’t get it. But she has a skinny model so it looks ok.
Sentell – looks kinda like Mars meets colour blind. Bad, bad, bad. F U G L Y
Kentaro – this is fabulous. Black top with tiers, and white skirt. Moves really well
Deyonte – love it…very floral, but he matched the print very well
Michael – went with a pin-stripe fabric with one of those off the shoulder/halter tops in sparkles. Shocked, but I like it
Aaron: ummm…how do I describe this? Kind of a tube top with a collar (there’s a line leading up to her neck to connect the 2)…kinda BDSM with an oversized white pants. Not a complete disaster. I hate her makeup
Samantha – she made a pretty tea length black dress with an empire waist and leather embellishments. Pretty, but boring
Margarita – Red pantsuit with sheer capelet. Model is walking FIERCE, Love it

I pause live TV to make my picks:
My bottom 3: Aaron (not horrible but just weird), Sentell, ChaCha. Sentel goes home.
My top 3:Deyonte, Margarita, Kenya….Margarita for the win.

Back to live:
Judges 6:
Batani, Deyonte, ChaCha, Shawn, Kenya, Brandon. (not Sentel!?!?! WTF)

Kenya: They love
Shawn: They have mixed. Olivia likes it, but thinks it would look bad on her.
Heidi doesn’t love, Zac thinks it’s club kid, Nina thinks shorts suck
ChaCha: They hate…totally not shocked. No ones understands it…nor do I.
Deyonte: They like
Brandon: They like
Batani: She’s totally going home…she admits she camouflaged the model’s figure. It is illfitting and ugly. Memo: Fat Chicks don’t want panty lines.

Oh good, next week is not only a team challenge but also an unconventional challenge (#1 unconventional, remember, I’m out at 3 of them)….please kill me. Guess both the fucking twins make it, because they’re in the previews for next week. For the record, I hate the twins.

Winner: Deyonte (it was really nice)
Safe: Kenya, Brandon,
Bottom: Shawn (has potential “Indeed”)
Out:ChaCha (called it)

Will add pics as I find them. Can’t say I disagree. Off to BB Double Eviction.

90 Day Freaks, before the 90 days

Episode 2 was a couple of days ago, sorry about the delay, but, work and shit.

Soooooooooo…..Darcy and Jesse. He seems like a really nice, genuine guy. If it’s all for real, she is a very lucky woman. His friends are snarky as hell and I want to hang out with them. He cleared out half of his closet for her!
She got her Louboutin’s stuck in the escalator at the airport and destroyed one of them. He showed up with a sash and flowers. He was clearly very happy to see her. It was surreal and nice at the same time.

Paul, the weird guy with multiple felonies, makes it to Brazil. Before boarding the boat, he gets searched by Brazilian police. TLC tries to do a cliff hanger of the drug dog alerting on one of his 8 bags, but they would have turned it into an episode of “Locked Up Abroad” instead, so I know it’s nothing bad. While I’m hoping it’s one of his mosquito net onsies, it’s his OTC cough drops and they let him keep ’em. *YAWN*. Because that flop of a cliff hanger, TLC leaves us with Paul at the dock, with little cellular service, waiting for Karine for over 45 minutes.

And the bestestest couple of this episode goes to Sean and Abby. Before he arrives, Abby is hanging with her girlfriends talking about Sean and Chris. Chris is this creepy old guy, even creepier than Sean, who is her “friend”. Sean is seriously worried about this relationship and wants to meet Chris before moving forward with Abby. Abby is telling her friends that she wants to keep Chris as a friend. One of them asks why. Abby responds that “he teaches her things”. The friend is side-eyeing and rolling so hard, I can hear it through the TV. Once Sean unloads all of those panties, he heads out of the airport to finally meet Abby. BTW, THIS IS HAITI. Sean is wearing a baby blue cardigan over a plaid shirt. The average daily tempurate in Haiti is between 70-80, and he’s wearing a sweater. He’s also shocked by the poverty. Way to do some research! Abby brought a friend with her to the airport. Sean walks up, hugs her, and immediately tells Abby he loves her in Haitian Creole. After a significant pause, Abby says she loves him too. They get into a car and drive off. I’m not completely sure where the friend wandered off to, but haven’t seen her anywhere since Sean walked up. Probably left her on the floor laughing her ass off, for reelz. At some point the producers take Abby aside for an interview about Sean. She’s talking and says (this is a direct quote) “I can’t wait to start my relationship with Chris”. The producer says “it’s Sean”. Abby is totally busted, looks guilty, and finally decides she had better cry. GOLD! TLC has struck gold, I tell you!!! I’ve looked for a clip of it, but can’t find it.

If you haven’t watched it, watch it just for the clip of Abby getting his name wrong….

The Murder of Laci Peterson

A&E is airing a six episode documentary about her murder and conviction of her husband, Scott. This will be the first time Scott has spoken publicly about the case. It also is airing quite a bit of evidence that has not really been known about.

Apparently, around the same time Laci disappeared, there was a robbery at the house right across the street. Police at the time announced to the press that they had investigated it, and the robbery actually happened on December 26, not the 24th – the day Laci disappeared. A news reporter on the show last night stated that he was literally in front of the neighbors house, broadcasting (of which they showed the footage showing the house), on the 26th and there was definitely no robbery on that day. Interesting. There are also people who saw Laci after Scott was verifiably at the Marina….if she was alive after he was there, he could not have killed her and dumped her body while out on the boat.

Disclaimer: I’ve never really believed that Scott did it. I actually think the side-piece Amber Frey had something to do with it. Yeah, he was a POS that cheated on his wife, but I don’t think he’s a POS that killed his wife.

That being said, it will be interesting to see how the arrest near the Mexican boarder with dyed hair and cash will be explained.

Are you watching? Do you remember the case? Do you think he did it? It will be interesting to me so see if this series changes my mind.

Hey Hey, Ho Ho, RHOC Peggy Has Got To Go

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Not sure if y’all have heard the latest, but new RHOC housewife Peggy Sulahian is allegedly a raging homophobe.

According to reports, Peggy banned her brother, designer Pol’ Atteu, from their father’s funeral because he’s gay. She hasn’t had a relationship with her brother for 20 years because he’s homosexual.

Well, Andy wants to know what’s up, and has reportedly invited her to discuss her homophobia with him, which she has declined. Lisa Vanderpump and Vicki Gunvalson have spoken out in support of the LGBT community and against Peggy.

If Peggy was smart, which is completely debatable, she’d either own it or deny it, especially since a gay man is signing her pay checks. Hopefully not for long.

It makes me insane when people with racist/bigoted views stand down from them when confronted and won’t own it. It just adds to their cowardice.

Oh-and Peggy’s happy marriage is allegedly a farce-they’ve been divorced since 1996.

Thoughts?

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Some VPR Karma For Stassi?

Awww. Poor Stassi was unceremoniously dumped by what has to be a long-suffering Patrick on their 4 yr anniversary. Sorry if my sympathy isn’t free-flowing.

She’s been, well, an asshole to many on the show so I don’t know how he put up with her anyway. He wisely refused to film too.

Sad, sad DM story below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4786710/Vanderpump-Rules-Stassi-Schroeder-DUMPED-boyfriend.html

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Boxycharm Brand Spoilers!

Here are some brands that will be in Boxycharm subscriptions in September thru December 2017!!

-MAC

-Becca

-CoverFX

-more tarte

-Dr Brandt

The last Dr Brandt was the microdermabrasion that retails for 80$-I love it and use it 3x a week, faithfully.

CoverFX is one of my favorite brands, they have the most amazing setting powder.

What do you think about these brands being in your Boxycharm?

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie