Finally…August Boxycharm Review

My WordPress app is having major issues-I tried posting yesterday but no dice. Sorry, guys.

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

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

Trouble in RHONY Paradise?

Have Carole and Adam hit splitsville? She’s unfollowed him on Instagram (I can’t believe this is how people find out relationship status now-seriously) and reports are that they may be dunzo.

I like Carole-and if it’s true I hope Luann doesn’t make a gloating peep, under the circumstances. If you ask me, Lu getting all indignant and up in arms over Carole and Adam was a stretch, and not for a second do I buy that it was allegiance to her niece. I think Luann at the time was suffering from good old fashioned jealousy.

Anyhoo-DM link below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4784796/Carole-Radziwill-rumored-split-Adam-Kenworthy.html

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

August Ipsy Glam Bag

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As you can see, I got a gold bag instead of the usual pink bag this month….interesting….

It’s a new program Ipsy is launching-its called Ipsy Cash, and it’s a beauty rewards program where you get literal cash back for every purchase you make, either in a paper check or to your PayPal. There’s a catalogue type thing with all sorts of beauty products, and it explains how the rewards program works. I’m sure everyone will eventually get it.

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So any way, the theme for the month is “Good Vibes Only”. There are 3 different Glam bag styles this month, this is the one I got:

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It’s cute-it’s a faux leather feel, the inside is lined with a purple fabric.

My first item this month:
A True Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream

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It’s got a nice light scent, and isn’t heavy or great. The bottle says “Heritage in France, Rediscovered in Korea”. I’m not sure what that means.

Next we have Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum with Hyaluronic Acid:

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It’s got sort of an orange-y scent, and I’ve never used a Serum so I’ll let you know 😉

Next, an SL MissGlam x Ipsy precise blending brush. This was the item I had requested for the month as well-

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It’s cute! Nice teal color, the bristles are soft-seems like a nice little brush, plus I am always down for some new brushes.

I’ve got the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in Big Is The New Black

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Sorry about the flash-dumb iPhone decided it was very necessary. What sucks is that my lashes suck so bad that even the best mascara on the planet does not help them. I can’t really tell a fabulous one from a shitty one because my lashes are just that puny, thin, and sparse. My lower lashes dont exist. Life is hard, y’all.

Last but not least, Seraphine Botanicals Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner in black, obvie-

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This is full size and retails for 22$. It’s actually a really nice pen liner. I find these much easier than the wand liners.

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It’s got a great fine line, easy to maneuver.

And there you have it! I’m pleased with this month’s bag. I’ve been subscribing to Ipsy since January and in the past 6 months, they have REALLY stepped it up. Love them.

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Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie

Coming Soon To A Sephora, Ulta, or Walgreens Near You

This fall is bringing a TON of new brands to various stores, and they are mighty exciting, Lovelies.

First, new at Sephora this fall you will see:

ColourPop
Volution
Tom Ford Beauty
Moon Juice
Antonym

And the highly anticipated makeup line from Rihanna, Fenty Beauty, hits Sephora shelves Sept. 18.

I am THRILLED to see ColourPop in Sephora. Y’all know how I feel about ColourPop.

Ulta will be bringing you:

Frank Body
Dose of Colors

And Memebox, makers of Disco Kitten Diamond Peel-off Mask, which is so sold out, its nearly impossible to get. They have several other must have products, but Disco Kitten is probably the most recognized.

And lastly, the brands you’ll be seeing on Walgreens shelves this fall:

Sleek MakeUP-usually found in the U.K., this affordable and pretty awesome brand has been slowly creeping over to our shores. They have to die for highlighting palettes.

NYX- I thought NYX was at Walgreens but it’s definitely not. But not for long!

There you have it, Lovelies. It’s going to be an amazing fall.

Talk soon, Lovelies

Allie

The Lies! The Lies…

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Let me preface this with saying this is a post about the NRA-

So the NRA just called for hubs-he’s a member and a licensed gun owner. They wanted donations-which is fine, do yo’ thang, it’s the American way.

But don’t lie.

They said “Did you know that Wayne LaPierre fought to have the Obama law overturned barring SSDI recipients from gun ownership?”

Lie.

The law is regarding people with known mental illnesses or those who have been deemed mentally incapacitated in handling their own affairs being subject to stricter background checks when purchasing a firearm.

That’s a far cry from “if you’re on SSDI you can’t have a gun”.

Then it was some BS about carrying over state lines, it wasn’t true whatever she said-but it was such a glaring example of how lobbies twist truths and just blatantly lie. Crazy to me. Luckily hubs is up on all of the current laws so knew what he was talking about and kinda went head to head with her.

Things these days, guys. Scary AF. North Korea, etc. scary. I’m not going on an anti Trump rant-I’ll just say we expect to hear insane violent nonsense rhetoric from the crazy lunatic in charge over there. We DONT expect to hear the same from our end.

I’m scared. I think there’s good cause to be.

Ok. Rant over. I had to get it out.

Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

September Boxycharm Spoiler & Aug Update

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As I think I mentioned before, Boxycharm subs will include Eyeshadow palettes in all boxes thru December. The September box will have the Pür Cosmetics Soirée Diaries Eyeshadow Palette retailing for 34$.

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It looks gorgeous-a really pretty neutral/nude palette that any skin shade can use. Sorta reminds me of the Carli Bybel one.

August boxes do have some variations. While all boxes include the tarte palette, the royal and langnickle brushes, and the pür cosmetics lashes, these are some of the variants you may receive.

BellaPierre Gel Eyeliner in Ebony

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Gel eyeliner, who can’t use a new eyeliner, right? This retails for 15$.

The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lip in Date Night-

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Another nice nude. Can I just say that I own a Beauty Crop liquid lip and they smell SO GOOD. Retails for 15$.

And there you have it!!

Thank you to My Subscription Addiction for the info.

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Bethenny’s Ex’s Stalking Case Continues

Jason Hoppy appeared in court today to answer to stalking charges on Bethenny Frankel. Originally he was charged with 3 counts of stalking an harassment, but in June that was revised to 5 charges. Tsk tsk, Jason.

Now, he could have taken anger management and the worst of this would have gone away but he’s not having that. I guess he thinks his anger is manageable. 😳.

He had asked the court today to dismiss the charges, they said mmmmm-no. Back in March he was offered a deal: if he pled guilty to a lowered harassment charge and took AM classes thus have dropped the other 2 stalking charges. He shoulda taken it, since now it’s 5 counts from the 3. Arrogant dude who needs a leeeeeeetle humility, perhaps?

I’m sorta familiar with court procedure etc (ahem) and this is all normal par for the course happenings-and he should have taken the deal. She’s got evidence-enough to have him arrested and tack on more charges. But maybe he deserves to pay stiffer consequences. He was pretty vile from what I understand, and the divorce was final-there was no reason to behave that way. Not that there EVER is but I think it says a lot about him and the situation. She’s done her best to keep quiet about everything. He sounds like a raging angry douche. I have no sympathy. He even LOOKS mean nowadays. Anyway-

DM story below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4772228/Bethenny-Frankel-s-ex-Jason-Hoppy-appears-NY-court.html

Talk soon Lovelies

Allie