Post Mortem: Real Housewives of NJ

I’m not going to do a full on recap because to be honest I just….no.

Melissa is packing for Milan, she’s still mad at Delores for getting in her face. I’m stunned that she hasn’t ever been to Italy. I though it was a prerequisite. Her son is making fun of her.

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Margaret is packing, she’s going to check out a new shoe factory. Tension over the whole Posche fiasco.

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What is going ON with Siggy this season? She seems so extra and just-all over the place. In my opinion? Overreacting about the Hitler comment.

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Theresa is packing, and missing her mom and Joe. I don’t get what’s up with her this season either. She just seems….more aggressive, maybe? The whole Namaste attitude seems to be fading maybe?

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The hotel rooms are SICK. Like gorgeous apartments. Holy cats. Am I the only one not buying Theresa and Danielle’s friendship? It’s awkward and forced to me.

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Melissa and Margaret are working, the rest are touristing. Danielle is phony AF to me, and what is going on with her cheeks? They’re HUGE. Everyone’s talking about everyone else, the usual.

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Siggy and Delores are doubtful of Danielle’s sincerity and I’m with them. Siggy is overreacting over the Hitler comment-in my opinion. The context in which it was said wasn’t like “oh he was so awesome”, but overreacting seems to be Siggy’s thing this season.

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Watching Melissa shop for her store is kind of…ridiculous.

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Am I the only one that doesn’t buy Melissa and Theresa’s friendly relationship? Personally I think they hate each other’s guts. Lots of passive aggressive digs, and the body language…just no.

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Everyone is off to dinner. Which y’all already know is going to be a disaster. Why is Theresa pouring wax all over everyone? The every classy Danielle is teaching the ladies how to give their men “rainbows” which involves different shades of lipsticks and blow jobs. I’d expect nothing less from that one. Nothing.

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Siggy is bringing up the Hitler thing of course. These women are so immature. Here comes the Hitler thing. When Margaret tries to explain the analogy she used, Siggy takes a left and calls her an Anti-Semite. Bzzzz. Wrong, Flicker. That’s some slanderous, out of line crap. Margaret has a business, that could be hurtful to her livelihood not to mention just personally hurtful to her. Siggy is just being extra, hypersensitive and dramatic. Siggy is out of line. What’s wrong with her emotionally this season? Because she’s all over the place and irrational AF.

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Danielle tries butting in, Siggy shits her down…and here it is…the moment Danielle Staub has been waiting for for years-her table flipping prostitution whore moment. Again with the overacting and insincerity. Danielle throws dishes and plates and screams and gets dragged out. :: golf clap:: Siggy and Delores are obsessed with being defended and stuck up for. It’s weird.

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Danielle says that Siggy went in for the “juggler”. Then a flashback to Caroline calling her a clown. ::giggle::

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Everyone is rehashing the night. Melissa wants Siggy to talk to Danielle. So they talk and make up. Yawn.

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Delores apologized again to Melissa for getting in her face.

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Joe Gorga, Margaret’s man, Delores’ ex, and Danielle’s man (I wonder if he’s got rainbow stains in his underwear?) are meeting up. Joe is complaining about his daughter’s growing up and interest in boys, and getting pretty. She’s **11**, Joe. ELEVEN.

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Everyone except Siggy and Danielle are touring Milan. They look at a canal. Melissa keeps yelling out to people in Italian with Spanish mixed in. Theresa is flirting with the tour guide.

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Lunchtime for the tourists. They try to get Delores to talk to Siggy, the Hitler comment comes up again. In the grand scheme of things, it just wasn’t that offensive to me. Poor choice, maybe? But not the worst thing I’ve heard. Margaret and Delores are going at it. Delores decides Margaret and Siggy just won’t get along. Like oil and vinegar, says Theresa. 🙄

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Siggy calls home, wonders if she’s the problem. Yes. Michael tells her to just come home.

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Next week: bike riding, food chopping, Uncle Joe tells the Guidice girls to behave, Siggy falls apart in a park, Siggy v Margaret round 3.

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Talk Soon Lovelies

-Allie

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December Boxycharm Review

It was bound to happen eventually. The past year of Boxycharm has been absolutely amazing, but this month-well. You’ll see. Let’s continue.

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The December theme is Glitz and Glam:

Also, there appear to be 3 box variations this month, I got the one without the color corrector thankfully. First item:

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Crown Brush Deluxe Blush Brush:

It’s a nice, dense brush-and I’ll never turn down a makeup brush. Retails for 12$.

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Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Lightweight Lipstick:

Swatched:

Its a metallic peachy pink-the formula feels thick AF, not lightweight at all. It’s a creamy formula, doesn’t dry down completely matte but does have staying power. The doe foot applicator is kind of…hard I guess? It’s just not very luxurious or plush like some I have.

I’ve been hearing a bit about this brand lately, it seems to be hit or miss. I will say the packaging is beautiful and it’s heavy-the actual lipstick tube isn’t light, it feels heavy and luxurious. This lippie retails for 24$.

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Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

Obviously a great, high end mascara-I’m not a fan of this type of wand.

The bristles are plastic, not really a brush, per se? I’m torn between giving this away because I literally have 20 mascaras, or giving it a try because out of those 20 I only like 2 or 3. I’m a tough customer when it comes to mascara because my lashes are practically non existent. Anyway, this retails for 23$.

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Real Her Blush Kit:

Hate it. The blushes are weird, chalky, and a trio of no. They’re almost baked-and you know how some baked blushes have that weird coating on top? Yeah. I was hopeful though, because the Real Her products I’ve received in the past sucked, and this looked promising in the photos. Uh uh. The first shade is called Fearless-it’s a weird raspberry sherbet-y color with glitter-dry and chalky. The middle shade, Limitless, is an orangey salmon, dry and chalky as well, and the last one is Unstoppable which is more of a bronzer. And…wait for it..dry and chalky. While I appreciate the message of the brand, the quality is just not there.

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Swatched:

It’s more pigmented than I thought it would be, and the packaging is cute, honestly-but it’s just….. anyway, it retails for 32$. Wow.

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Beauty Basics Bronze Essentials

I’m not a fan of swirled product all in one pan-I like everything to have its own place, own pan, and be separate. But I’m weird like that.

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Swatched:

It’s…..okaaaay. I wasn’t like, oh what a feeling jumping for joy. It’s fairly pigmented, but chances are it’s not a keeper. Retail price is 39.95$ which has to be a joke. It’s literally .10 grams of product and the packaging is plain and basic AF.

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So there it is-December’s BoxyCharm. Do you see what I mean about meh? The palettes were a massive disappointment, the lippie might be salvageable….just..meh. The value of the box is 130.95$ which is pretty impressive, I must say, and we’re all allowed to slip once in a while, but January is time to redeem yourself, BC.

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Happy Blogiversary

It’s been a year, guys!!! And what a year it’s been-we’ve had some come, some go-we’ve had drama, but now calm (thank GOD) we’ve watched a lot of TV together and gone thru a ton of makeup together, and I’ve loved each and every second of it.

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Thank you all for your support, love, comments, and for sticking with me. 2018 is going to be a great year-I can feel it ❤️

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

December Ipsy Glam Bag

My December Ipsy Glam Bag arrived yesterday and she’s a beaut. It’s an icy blue with glittery silver trim-probably one of my all time favorite bags.

It’s seriously cute-the zipper detail:

Lets get to the contents, shall we? First, a Luxie Precision Shader brush in Onyx-239

I’m ALWAYS down for a makeup brush, especially Luxie. Full size product, obvie, and retails for 14$.

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Next-Smashbox Gel Eyeliner in Fishnet:

It goes on smooth and is nicely pigmented. I can’t have too many black eyeliners either.

To continue with the eye theme, there’s a City Color Shimmer eyeshadow in All Eyes On Me.

It’s actually a smoky grayish-mauve, and holy pigment, guys.

Love it. This is full size, and retails for 3.99$.

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I’m a total sucker for nail polish too, and I’m in luck this month.

Lottie London nail polish in the shade Riot!. It’s a stunning electric blue and the packaging is adorable.

Can’t wait to try it out. Another full size product (bringing the total to 3) and retails for 5.99£, so probably close to 7$.

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Finally, the last item-First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser:

I tried it out last night-it’s gentle, fragrance free, and left my face feeling fresh and clean. It’s a rather large sample at 1 ounce-value is 5$.

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And there it is! Well done, Ipsy. I’m pleased with the selection this month and the bag is gorj.

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Stunning Colourpop Haul!

I just got my Colourpop order and I’m so pleasantly surprised and happy with the products-Colourpop never disappoints but these are amazing.

I got 3 items from the Laura Lee x NKLA collab (all proceeds go to the LA No Kill Shelter) and I am shooketh. 2 Super Shock Shadows and an Ultra Satin Lip-the colors are STUNNING.

First Laura Lee x NKLA Super Shock Shadow: Ritz

All of the LL x NKLA packaging has the little paw on it-here is Ritz swatched:

This is different than anything I have, and the photo does it no justice. It’s almost got a wet effect, it’s hard to explain but it’s gorgeous. All of these Super Shock Shadows are 5$.

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Next in the collab is Hiney:

This is almost a rose gold with flecks of red and gold in it, almost giving it a duo chrome effect:

Again, photo does it no justice. These are creamy, pigmented AF, and just beautiful. I have to give Laura Lee gigantic credit because it’s obvious she worked so hard on this, and made it gorgeous.

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This is not part of the collab-it’s a Super Shock Shadow in the shade Lightning Bug:

I read something somewhere about this being one of the highest rated, or all time favorites-something that said it was good:

And it is. Creamy, super shimmer without chunky glitter. So beautiful.

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I got one of the new Supernova liquid shadows as well-the shade I REALLY wanted was sold out, so this was the next one on my list. Seeing how amazing they are, I’ll be getting more.

They retail for 7$, and are the same size as the concealers. This is the shade Walk Of Fame:

Not patchy at all, it’s a great consistency as well. Dries down FAST.

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And the last thing I ordered was from the Laura Lee x NKLA collab as well, an Ultra Satin Liquid Lip in the shade “Bam”.

I wanted a good holiday red that wasn’t matte, and this is it. It’s got berry tones so it’s not a true red, but it’s just perfect for the holidays. The liquid lip retails for 6$.

There it is. I cannot day enough about the Laura Lee collab-there are 2 other shades in the collection that I didn’t buy because I have similar shades already, but I might go back and get them anyway. There are also 2 other lippies in the collection-and 100% of the proceeds go to the No Kill Shelter-it’s a win win. In photos the shades all look similar but they really aren’t at all-check them out if you can at http://www.colourpop.com because it’s so worth it.

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

‘‘Tis The Season

Our tree 🎄

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15 days, guys. 15 days until Christmas. For the first time in our entire lives together, hubs and I finished our Christmas shopping on Sunday. Every gift, stocking stuffer, package, EVERYTHING-done. I’ve even managed to start mailing packages out, my daughter already got her package with most of her gifts, with the next one set to go out Tues-just waiting for my internet orders to catch up with my speedy mailing skillz. For us to have completed our shopping on December 3 is unheard of-but shit, next year I might start in September.

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Literally every year, hubs and I are panic-shopping at Walmart on 12/24 at oh shit o’clock, with zero clue of what to get anyone because the panic, anxiety and dread has disabled all normal thought process. But no way-not this year. I’m actually looking forward to Dec 25 with not an ounce of dread, anxiety, or disdain. It’s awesome.

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Hows everyone else managing this holiday season? Oh-and we’re having our first “plowable” snow today. Whooohooo!

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie 🎄🎅🏻⛄️❄️

Big Little Lies Season 2-It’s Happening

I loved loved LOVED this limited series on HBO. Oh, did I say I loved it? And much to my delight, it was announced that HBO is bringing it back for a second season.

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So far, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are definitely signed on, and negotiations are underway with the other cast members. It won’t be the same without Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley-hell it won’t be the same without any of the cast.

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This was so perfectly cast, perfectly acted, written, filmed-I am so excited to see season 2! It will be seven episodes, and Liane Moriarty will have to get to writing, because there’s no written sequel. Chop chop.

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Will you watch?

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Kylie “Shameless” Jenner

Kylie Jenner recently unveiled her “Silver Series” collection which consists of traditional lipsticks, concealer, and makeup brushes. Sounds fine, right?

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And if you want the whole set of brushes? It’s going to set you back 360$. Yes, Three Hundred and Sixty Dollars.

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I cant. Cannot. I find that so Shameless, greedy, and disgusting because her fan base and market is mostly younger girls-her lip kits are bad enough price wise (don’t even get me started on the matte formula-a disgusting nightmare for a future post) but the prices are still attainable. But 48$ for a powder brush?!?

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She’s getting DRAGGED online, as she should. Whoever set this price point massively misjudged the value of these-because no matter what, it’s still just a makeup brush, and unless they come with a makeup artist attached to them, 360$ is never gonna happen. Her IG and Twitter feeds are full of incredulity and shock at the nerve of her to charge those prices for makeup brushes. Kylie? Pat McGrath you are not. Slow down girl.

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Thoughts?

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Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Glam Masters: New TV Show!

Set your DVRs, Lovelies-Lifetime is bringing us some glam, makeup, and competition.

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Starting Feb 28, Lifetime will be running Glam Masters-a reality/competition show like Top Chef/Project Runway but for beauty blogger-makeup artists.

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Kim Kardashian West is an executive producer, and judges are: Mario Dedivanovic (KKW makeup artist), Kandee Johnson (youtube beauty guru) Laverne Cox, and Zanna Roberts Rassi (senior fashion editor for Marie Claire).

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Each episode features 4 beauty bloggers competing against each other, and are critiqued by the judges. One winner heads to the semi finals, where the top 3 battle it out in the Tournament of Masters competition portion. One winner earns the title of “Glam Master”.

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On a side note, Yolanda Hadid is supposedly hosting a similar competition show called “Model Moms”. She’s gonna squeeze out all she can from Gigi and Bella, isn’t she.

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I hope Glam Masters doesn’t suck. It’s got potential.

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Post Mortem: Vanderpump Rules

Who watched?

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Oooooweeee.

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Scheana has decided she’s over Katie and Stassi. Again. She makes a big production out of telling Katie how uninvited she is to Scheana’s big birthday masquerade party which is also the unveiling of her new boyfriend, Rob. It’s been 3.5 seconds since she left Shay, she lets us know that Rob was the last guy she slept with before Shay (they dated 10 yrs ago) and the first guy she slept with after Shay!! Oooooh-kay. She’s gushing about how Rob is all she’s wanted for the past 10 years, blah blah-which makes her sound stupid since she WAS (and is) married-but how quickly we forget, and things move fast in LA. LVP puts her in her place though.

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LVP is starting a new club named TomTom (😳) with Sandoval and Schwartz as partners/investors. She catches Sandoval bitching about her behind her back to Ariana though, so that might be that.

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Jax. Oh, Jax. It looks like he may have cheated on Britney with a SUR server (a SURver?) names Faith, and it’s alllll coming out at Scheana’s party. When Sandoval confronted him he mutters an unintelligible denial that screams guilt-of COURSE he cheated on Britney. Someone needs to explain to her that she’s spinning her wheels with this one. He’s pushing 40 and still behaving the same way he did at 25-he’s not going to be loyal, he’s not going to be faithful, if he marries her-IF-that will be her life. Any kids they have? She’ll be on her own. Run, Britney, while you still have your youth.

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Faith was pretty explicit-and has a late period.

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Jax asks Faith (who’s sitting with Ariana) to please tell people they didn’t hook up-she just stares at him. He crumbles and asks why she’s doing this to him. Well, Jax. Sandoval starts confronting Faith as well, and in the meantime a random SURver has clued Britney in on the drama and she’s mad y’all.

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Faith is outta there.

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That scoundrel Jax finds Britney who literally does not even want to look at him right now. As usual, fake-perplexed Jax is all “What did I do?!?!” Hes incredulous that she doesn’t believe him, and why would he ever sleep w someone in their circle?!? Kristin? Kristin also kicks Jax out of his house which is typical Kristin.

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Kristin also tried to confront Faith in the street, but Faith is like “you’re not my friend, I’m not talking to you!” Doute is one of those girls that has no concept of appropriate boundaries and minding her own business. She’s extra AF.

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This season looks good! Katie seems droopy and depressive as usual, and it looks like we actually get to meet Patrick (Stassi’s mystery man).

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What did you think of the premiere!

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Talk soon lovelies!

-Allie