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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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

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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Swatched:

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

November Boxycharm Spoilers!

I know it’s early but I’m already seeing some awesome spoilers for November’s Boxycharm. Y’all ready?

CoverFX Illuminating Setting Spray

A great setting spray from one of my favorite brands. I’m thrilled to see CoverFX in Boxycharm!! This retails for 31$.

Winky Luxe Kitten Palette

I think this is gorgeous. Hopefully it’s pigmented too-it reminds me somewhat of Laura Lee’s palette and the Colourpop She palette. Retails for 25$.

So far, November is looking like a great Boxycharm month!! More spoilers as I get them ❤️

Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Laura Lee & Cats Pajamas-Breaking Down the Hype

If you’ve been on YouTube or IG in the past week, you’ve seen that YouTuber and influencer Laura Lee has a new makeup line, with her first item, an eyeshadow palette called “Cat Pajamas” launching on Fri the 13th.

Laura has been getting dragged on some corners of the internet, mainly for her price point which is 40$ for this palette. 40$. 40! That’s what you pay for a high end palette-ABH, Tarte, etc…well known and respected brands. I think personally that’s a bit high for a 10 pan first product from a brand new line. That said, it’s going to sell-she’s got millions and millions of subs that are happy to give her their money.

The other thing. It’s a pretty palette, no doubt. But it’s nothing we haven’t seen on repeat the past 6 months or so.

The packaging. It’s completely schizophrenic. The palette is called Cats Pajamas, but it’s covered in glitter with a rose on the cover, and roses all over the mirror. There’s one tiny cat on the spine, I believe. There’s just a whole lot going on, and none of it’s cohesive.

She might have done better to release lippies or maybe a blush set first? Then see if 40$ for an eye palette wasn’t too….uh…ambitious? I was intrigued but I’m not going to buy it. Not for 40$. I mean, the ABH Modern Ren palette is 42$ for 14 pans and it’s awesome quality. Laura’s is more expensive? Why? What about it is so much better? Rhetorical questions but you gotta wonder. I’m not an influencer by ANY stretch of the imagination, but I am most definitely a consumer.

Not for nothing, you can’t really go by the reviews, because so far the only reviewers have been her friends.

That said, I’m sure she worked really hard in it and poured a lot of energy into making it. I’ve been a fan for a long time, I subscribe to her channel, hell, I can sing the subscribe song so I’m far from a hater and I don’t mean to sound like I don’t wish her well-I do-but as a consumer who spends quite a chunk of $ on cosmetics, I have to say some of this.

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Cats Pajamas releases on Friday, October 13, 2017 on http://www.lauraleelosangeles.com and retails for 40$.

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How do you feel about influencers starting their own makeup lines?

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Colourpop Haul!

It has been a makeup filled week, guys. Even I’m like woah.

The entire haul ended up costing around 35$ I think? They offer free shipping over 30$. I ordered on Monday and it got here Saturday.

I got my hands on the No Filter Concealer!! Ive been dying to try since it launched-I bought the shade Fair Neutral-if you’re not sure if your shade the website does offer a shade matcher.

Here’s a swatch-the doe foot applicator is thin and there’s not much to it, FYI.

The formula is a medium consistency I’d say, and is pretty full coverage. My holy grail is tarte Shape Tape and in my opinion nothing compares, but this is a good product. It retails for 6$.

Next, I went for the Super Shock Shadow Foursome in Zingara. I was looking for some good fall colors, and this fit the bill. They’re soft, creamy, and Pig.Ment.Ed.

Swatched from top to bottom:

Seeker, Elixir, Paradox, and Jinxie. This foursome retails for 18$.

Colourpop has some incredible highlighters-the first one I ever bought was Flexitarian, which is a classic now. I sent my daughter one and in photos her highlight is screamingly gorgeous. I’d heard great things about the shade Wisp, so gave it a go-

It’s supposedly a dupe for one of the Becca highlighters, the shade is escaping me right now though. It’s a creamy, soft texture, almost cream to powder I’d say.

SO pretty. No glitter, just shimmer, and such a pretty champagne color. The Super Shock Highlighters retail for 8$.

Another newer item is the Pressed Powder Highlighters. They come in a cute compact with a mirror, also retailing for 8$.

Swatched:

It’s sort of similar to Wisp, but it’s actually darker, which doesn’t really translate in the lighting. It can also be used as a bronzer-but it’s too light for me. This shade is called Total Package.

They had a sale on nail polish, and that’s another Colourpop product I’ve been wanting to try, and they were on sale so I grabbed 2-

They usually retail for 6$ but on sale for 3$.

This iridescent yellow/pinky/green is called I Wand It That Way. Now you’re singing Backstreet Boys, aren’t you? 😂

A pale lavender called First Wings First. You can wear them alone, or the iridescent over the lavender.

And that does it for my Colourpop haul! Honestly not bad for under 40$, and I really think Colourpop is good quality with an even better price point.

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie