Boxycharm November Spoiler #4!!

Ok guys, let’s review.

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November will bring us the CoverFX Illuminating Setting Spray, the Winky Lux Kitten palette, tarte Lash Paint Mascara-

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Number 4 is….

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A Luxie x Boxycharm brush quad!

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I can’t be sure, but it looks like the quad set includes:

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-an angled shading brush

-a flat definer brush

-a blending brush

-a tapered blending brush

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That’s pretty awesome, considering there’s a palette, and brushes are always welcome!!

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Thanks to My Subscription Addiction for the Spoiler info ❤️

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Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

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RHNJ “Flying Cakes and Flighty Friends”—And—“The Apology”

So sorry I didn’t get to this last week. I had good intentions but a hectic schedule and after a few days it seemed like a moot point.

Since the night of the premier, Instagram has been flooded with Siggy Flickerisms’ and her sage advice and of course, how we should know our worth. I really liked Siggy last year. This year—not so much! Her whole superior attitude and self-righteousness is revolting. I would have been mortified if I was having dinner with her at Prime. I don’t care if she did know everyone at the restaurant. It was so stupid and over the top. There was nobody at Shooters when the cake was thrown—so throw it overboard and let it go. Yes, most people wouldn’t throw a cake—but really, how long are you going to drag this out? We’ve all done stupid things when we drink! Hopefully, our friends didn’t hold a grudge. The part about Boca being ‘her town’ makes me sick. I never want to go to Boca! And does anyone else find it really creepy that this doctor has his head in her coochie and is thinking, “I really want to introduce her to my wife—we can all hang out together. “ His wife didn’t find that odd? Just walking in her condo and seeing the pictures of herself shows she holds herself in the highest esteem, as do her claims that she looks like a sex goddess and she’s the smartest person in the world. Siggy may be trying to land herself the gig of head housewife. Don’t waste your time, Siggy. Melissa and Kathy tried but it ain’t never gonna happen. And don’t whine about missing out on events the next day and blame the others. It was your choice not to respond to texts that day. Choices have consequences. Buck up!

I thought the memorial that Margaret orchestrated was one of the most beautiful and heartfelt things I had ever seen. It made me want to write letters to my parents and do the same thing. Maybe that’s why I never finished my article last week….I bawled through that whole part. My parents have been gone a long time, but I always say my mom is on vacation in Florida because I still can’t believe she left me! (It only sounds crazy if you don’t know me!)

Time for the new episode and we open with Margaret busy at work launching a new cosmetic bag at her home while it’s under construction, and all in a couple of days’ time. I think I really like her! Cut to Siggy being taught to make meatballs by Michael. Ooh—the meatballs are all squishy! —what kind of Jersey girl doesn’t know how to make a meatball? What else would you put in the gravy? Cut to Delores and her Neanderthal cheating old husband. He’s going to teach her how to fold laundry! How on earth did she survive all these years without you, Frank? Maybe she and the kids wore old wet wrinkled clothing? Good thing you’re back now, Frank. But I’m not convinced that Delores put that beautiful lace dress in the washer that she has hanging on her kitchen cabinet.

Several short clips: Teresa, Melissa and Joe Moving her dads furniture into Teresa’s home to make him feel more comfortable. Margaret visits Envy and likes what she sees. She is willing to teach Melissa a few things about the business. Danielle comes in and it’s back to Boca talk. Siggy has blocked Margaret on social media. What is she, 12? She calls her anyway to invite her to the party, which Siggy respectfully declines because she was so hurt and doesn’t want to be a phony.

Now out to dinner with Delores, Frank & Frankie where they discuss potential colleges. Not sure how he’s ready to apply since he was nowhere near that stage last week. Dad thinks he should break up with his girl first. I believe Frankie tells his father it won’t be a problem staying with her, as he’s a one-woman guy! Ha! Take that, Frank Sr.!

Siggy invites Teresa for a drink to go over things. It sounds like she is willing to make up with Teresa after a bit, but definitely not Margaret. ”She called me Soggy” and now she’s 8. She feels completely betrayed by Margaret and goes off on a litany of things she would like to do to her. I’m telling you, a little Elavil should straighten her right out! Joe takes Melissa to a restaurant that he bought….who does that? Stores, restaurants, construction….did we ever hear about the waste management business more than that initial time? Teresa meets with her publisher regarding her new book. They feel she should go a little deeper and it will be a #1 bestseller.

Margarets getting ready for her party and she is alerted that her stove is broken. Her husband tells her it’s because she never uses it, but she did once…to cook French fries, remember? She has a neighbor ready and willing to help out. Teresa, Melissa and Joe are at the party. Here comes Danielle. Where’s Delores? Why she’s with Siggy doing charcoal face masks and dancing in pigtails to the new dance, “duck the flying cakes”. Margaret texts Siggy, who agrees to meet her the next day to iron things out.
Over breakfast, Siggy keeps her feet firmly planted in the sand with the line drawn. It takes a while for Margaret to present her point, but finally Siggy starts crying again. Now she is 8. Siggy will give her another chance but will hold her at arms length.

Next week, Siggy gets back on the soapbox or the cake box (I forget which) and transfers a little more of her special kind of crazy to Delores…

Tonight, Siggy and Valerie Bertinelli will be on Watch What Happens Live, but I don’t think I’ll be awake that long. Thankfully, I can replay it at my leisure. I’m kind of interested in what she will say.

–xo Red

October Boxycharm Review!!!

It feels like I’ve been waiting for my Boxycharm for weeks, when in reality it was shipped 7 days ago. Impatience, thy name is Allie. This months theme? Spellbound. Let’s get to the goodies.

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Dr Brandt’s Poredermabrasion:

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Dr Brandt’s line is expensive, popular, and well reviewed. I received the Microdermabrasion in a previous box-Feb? Mar? Either way, I use it 2-3 times a week and love it. This is similar-it’s got the same gritty texture, however it’s more clear than the opaque Microdermabrasion. It has a similar fragrance but not as minty. I’m psyched to add this to my skin care routine-the Poredermabrasion retails for a hefty 58$. Woah, Boxycharm.

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Next is the tarte tarteist Lip Paint:

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Mine is in the shade Homeslice-it’s more nude than pink in reality, this photo pinks it up. Swatched:

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The formula is REALLY thin and watery-it took me by surprise. Regardless, it’s transfer and smudge proof once it dries down. This liquid lip retails for 20$.

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The star of the show-Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder

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It didn’t much matter to me if I got the liquid or pressed powder.

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Swatched:

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How beautiful is that? It’s in the shade Prosecco Pop. I believe this is part of the Jaclyn Hill collab, and the release that effectively ended it. Oops. This highlighter retails for 38$.

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This one I find a little strange. I don’t know, just out of place for Boxycharm. It’s probably the least exciting and my least favorite Boxycharm item, but I’ll live. The rest of the box makes up for it.

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ncLA x Boxycharm Nail Kit

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I mean, you get a lot of stuff in this, and the case is cute. Retails for 18$.

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The last item is a Jonteblu Lip Liner:

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Mine is in the shade Brown Sugar-I actually like it. I don’t really use lip liners but I probably should.

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Swatched:

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It does go with the tarte lip paint, so that a plus. It’s not particularly creamy-but decently pigmented. It’s what you’d expect for the price-it retails for 5$.

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So there it is, October’s Boxycharm in all her Spellbound glory.

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The total value of this month’s box is 139$. Amazing.

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What came in your Boxycharm?

Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Jaclyn Hill Subscribers Get “Jacc’d”

There was recently an announcement that Morphe will now be sold at Ulta, and that includes the ever popular (over rated in my opinion) Jaclyn Hill Palette.

Morphe just underwent a rebranding-new logo, new palette release, the whole nine. And on that, the JH Palette got an overhaul as well such as a glossy finish because the matte white finish got filthy fast with all of the shadow colors getting all over the place, and they were impossible to clean off. With the glossy white finish, they’ll wipe right off. Also, the shadow names will be printed on the palette itself.

A lot of her subscribers are pissed, and rightfully so. They ran out to support JH by purchasing her Morphe palette that was 15$ more than a normal Morphe palette, just to get an apparently sub par design that within a year of its release is getting upgraded. She rarely posts YouTube content any more, and when she does it’s mostly looks from her palette. If you’ve lost your passion for YouTube, babe, don’t force it. Your subscribers deserve better.

I for one second do not believe this was not intentional. I’m sure she knew as Morphe did that Ulta was interested in a deal, those things don’t happen overnight.

I’m not a fan, y’all know that-I think she’s phony and disingenuous AF, and while she’s dripping in designer jewelry, clothes and bags she’s gotten thanks to her subscribers, she can only offer excuses and denials, but not the truth. It’s a shame.

I feel like we’ve lost Laura Lee to the bling phony side too but time will tell. At least I’ve still got Kathleenlights and Raw Beauty Kristi ❤️

Thoughts?

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

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Is anyone watching this? I caught up on the three aired episodes over the weekend.

So, I remember when this happened. I was in the 8th grade. I remember hearing about the two boys who killed their parents in Beverly Hills and then a few months later hearing they were convicted.

Coincidentally, 10 years later, I interned with the California Department of Corrections and we would get tons of questions about them. As of now, the Menedez brothers are in two different prisons here in Northern California. One is at “New Folsom” (not the famous Folsom Prison, the one right next door) and the other is about 30 miles away. Both are within 30 minutes of my house.

The first three episodes focus on the murders and the investigation up to Lyle and Eric’s arrest and some pre-trail events. I think the show has, so far, done a good job at showing what happened in the days and months after Jose and Kitty were murdered.

I am looking forward to the rest of the series. Even though the outcome isn’t a surprise.

90 Day Fiancé Trainwrecks

Can we talk about that moron Nicole having her poor kid all Azan “Daddy”? The kids never met him, and they’re not exactly the most solid of relationships. She’s shoving fatherhood down the guys throat, and I hope he likes being “Daddy” because for some reason I feel like he’ll be doing 95% of the parenting. She’s in such a rush, she’s not taking any time to see how her boyfriend and daughter get along, how they all work as a family, etc-I think she’s trying to nail him down before he wakes up and sees what he’s really getting himself into.

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I felt a strange apprehension from her family about her taking May to Morocco-I get the feeling that Nicole hasn’t had to be fully responsible with raising her daughter and that her family has pitched in A LOT-and they were questioning not only Nicole’s judgement but her ability.

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They’ve showed Nicole putting her hands on Azan in anger a few times, and I know if it was the other way around, the internet would lose it. It’s not ok, a female pushing a male around. I’m not a fan of Nicole-last season her whiny, needy, clingy behavior and disrespect for the culture she was a guest in was so obnoxious.

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Annie, from Thailand is the most blatant gold digger we’ve seen since Anfisa. At least she’s not hiding it, David is the dummy falling for it.

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Evelyn, the Christian virgin getting ready to wed the Spanish virgin 8 years older?

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That’s all I have to say about that situation.

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What are your thoughts about the newest batch of Americans wookin pa nub abroad?

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Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Another November Boxycharm Spoiler!!

This one is with high probability, not definite, but more likely than not. Definitely December if not November.

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tarte tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

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Oooo tarte, I see you in a lot of Boxycharm subs!! This will be the 3rd tarte item I think in a row? Can’t remember which month the Rainforest of the Sea graced my mailbox. Either way, it’s great!

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This mascara retails for 23$.

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I know I was just bitching to y’all about how I have a million mascaras and it’s the last thing I need-I mean I just got a tarte mascara in Ipsy last week. So-it’ll be someone’s Christmas present this year 😁

Talk soon Lovelies

-A

October Ipsy Review

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I got my Ipsy bag earlier this week, but it’s been a ridiculous 3 weeks and I’m just getting to this now. I suck, I know.

This months bag is a cranberry color with a lace design. This pic doesn’t represent the color as accurately as I’d like, but whatcha gonna do.

Pretty, yeah?

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How bout that bat? So cute!!!

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The first item is the one I requested, I heard that Ipsy discontinued the benefit of requesting one item to be in your bag. Boooooo. It’s the Blaq Mask-a charcoal based peel-off mask that’s supposed to yank out your blackheads.

I did try it, and liked it. It left my face smooth and soft-did it pull out any blackheads? I don’t know. But I liked it.

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Next item in the Ipsy glam bag is the Chella eyebrow pencil-

This is a full size product and retails for 18$.

I got the shade Blond, which is a light caramel brown. No spoolie though, however they’ve redesigned the product and once they’ve sold all of these, the pencil will be available with a spoolie.

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Swatched:

I had to press relatively hard to get this much color to show, FYI. This is the second Chella product I’ve received in an Ipsy bag. The first was an eyebrow cream which I love and use all the time.

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Next, we’ve got Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion:

This is a creamy, very pigmented black eyeliner pencil:

This literally melts into your eyes-great formula. I hate eye pencils that you gave to beg for color payoff, especially in your water line. Ouch?

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Here’s the Hey Honey Trick and Treat Cream Concealer:

This is the deluxe sample size, which is about half the size of the regular concealer, and that regular size retails for 36$. Dayum.

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Swatched:

The formula is actually really nice. It’s thick and creamy, and seems to be rather full coverage. One really odd thing? It only comes in 1 shade. One. Shade.

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The last item in my Ipsy bag? Tarte lifted mascara.

I’ve been getting a metric shit ton of mascara the past few weeks, which is weird. But I’m always happy to try a new one, teeee-rust me!

Typical wand/brush, nothing hugely different or cutting edge. My lashes are tough customers so it’s not a fair run.

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The theme/card for October:

Cute, right?

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And there it is, Lovelies-my October Ipsy Glam Bag. What was in your bag this month??

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Talk Soon Lovelies

-Allie

The Weinstein Scandal

As I’m sure most of you have heard, Harvey Weinstein, of the huge production company The Weinstein Group, has been accused of systematic, predatory sexual harassment and assault that’s gone on for approx 30 years.

So many actors have come forward-women that you’d think would be “safe” in the cocoon of fame and untouchable because they’d somehow be protected. Angelina Jolie, Gywneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette…and the list goes on and on.

How did this go on for so many decades? How many lives and careers did this sick, arrogant predator ruin? How many people knew and covered it up. That’s almost as shameful as the actions of Weinstein.

So he’ll go to “rehab” but so far, he’s gotten a small serving of what he deserves-career in ruins, wife leaving him-but that’s not even close to what he should get. I hope criminal charges are filed and I hope he’s on a sex offender registry for the rest of his miserable life. He’s not redeemable, I don’t believe that. His pattern, methods and ways are too ingrained and he got away with it too long. This overweight, scruffy looking mess of a man who without fame and money would have never gotten a second look and he knew it, so had to force it to exert his power and control.

I honestly hope the casting couch mentality, since it’s been so exposed, is on its way out. None of these women deserved any of this. It’s time for this behavior to stop being accepted and enabled.

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

California is burning

You guys, my state is burning. It’s devastating to see all the burned areas.

Currently, Sonoma and Napa Counties are pretty much a wasteland. The city of Santa Rosa is almost gone, Calistoga (a super nice spa retreat town) is a ghost town, wineries are gone.

Orange County (Southern California) is burning, too, and it’s near Disneyland. Disneyland says they are monitoring and remain open, but the sky is apocalyptic… both there AND in Sacramento.

I returned from Wisconsin Tuesday night as as soon as I got off the plane, I could smell the smoke. It was 11pm and outside I could see the smoke in the air. Yesterday morning, the sky was smokey and the sun was bright orange through all the smoke.

One of the fires is along the main east/west highway in the state (Interstate 80) and I have friends who have been affected. The closest fire is about 45 miles away from my house and is along the route I take to get to my parents’ house (they are not threatened).

Please keep California in your prayers and if anyone is considering donating items, please donate to the local offices and not the Red Cross. I’m happy to provide information for donating if anyone wants it.