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

Project Runway casting special

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First up the “Ahead of the Curve” group:

Batani-Khalfani, 32, Inglewood, CA
Describes herself as edgy. Uses a lot of African prints and colors. I like her style. I see her ending up in middle of the pack.

Amy Bond, 46, Los Angeles, CA
She’s an associate professor. Gives me a Michelle vibe. She’s a draper, and I love a good draper. She calls her husband her spouse, which kinda generally annoys me….a little too PC for my tastes, but I like her so far. She’s going to kill formalwear challenges.

Ayana Ife, 27, Salt Lake City, UT
She designs Muslim street wear…or, as she calls it, “modest fashion for religious purposes”. Not to piss anyone off, but her fabrics are really cheap and I’m not sure how strong her construction skills are. Even Anthony Ryan commented that her hijab looks like she’s wearing panty hose on her head. Much like the winner a couple of years ago, Ashley, if the Judges decide they want to make a statement, she will win.

Margarita Alvarez, 30, San Juan, Puerto Rico
She’s Puerto Rican and I think I’m going to love her. The clothes she brought to casting are weird colors…she went on to say that she built this mini-colection on $20 in her bank account. She’s got the crop top thing going on, which I’m totally over, but I’m thinking her Latin influence will be interesting.

Next up the “Pattern for Persistance”

Samantha Rei, 36, Minneapolia, MN
Chubby, cute, mermaid hair (meh, I’m over mermaid hair). Brought a black and white collection based on emotions. Meh, I’m over emotions. Predict she will be the one who constantly sobs this season.

Deyonté Weather, 36, Lynnwood, WA
OK….I LOVE THIS GUY (Note: I wrote this before his personal interview). Grew up in Chicago, moved to Seattle at 17 to get out of the danger. This guy will go far. He also makes a point of being a straight guy in his personal interview so I may stalk him to make him my future ex-husband. Top 3.

Kenya Freeman, 37, Atlanta, GA
She is also chubby, but she’s got a shaved head. I like her asthestic more than that of Samantha. But then she gets to her love of peplums – guess what? I’m a bigger girl and I’m O-V-E-R peplums. She will easily be top 5 if she can keep up with the time limits….I don’t know what’s giving me this feeling that time may be an issue for her – maybe I’m picking up that she’s a perfectionist. I absolutely love the clothes she showed and her general attitude. I really like her.

Next group “It’s in the Genes”

Claire Buitendorp, 27, Grand Ledge, MI
Shawn Buitendorp, 27, Grand Ledge, MI
Twinsies! You can tell them apart because Shawn is bald, but they both have a bull nose ring. Shawn’s girls is bold and rock and roll. Not loving her collection. Claire has much of the same. Leather and sparkle….but kinda gaudy and ugly leather and sparkle. One ruins a leather motocycle jacket with “Seduce and Destroy” in sparkly blue on the back. Not a fan of either of them…hope they go soon. Wicked obnoxious. They will go far…and I will constantly bitch about them.

Next group “One Size Fits All” (This is a group of designers with a gender fluid design perspective. And, please, I mean zero offence if I use the wrong pronouns, if you have a masculine sounding name, I’m using male pronouns)

Aaron Myers, 23, Ridgewood, NY
He’s a menswear designer. Reminds me of Erin. He is wearing a dress himself that looks like the shit Erin made last season, so he can clearly sew and design for women at least as well as Erin could. He’s got some graphic T’s. I like him. He seems very sweet….but I predict he will be the one who give us killer talking heads. We will have to see how he handles time and womenswear.

Brandon Kee, 24, San Francisco, CA
Made his own textiles. I like the pieces he brought. Baggy, hip-hop/punk style. I think he will go very very far.

Michael Brambila, 25, Oakland, CA
Reminds me of Mondo. He designs “normal pieces with fettish undertones.” Very interesting collection. He used cock rings (sorry Mom!) in some of his items. Self described whore. I don’t hate his stuff, I don’t love it. It’s good, solid construction, just blah to me.

Sentell McDonald, 33, New York, NY
He is former professional dancer. Another menswear designer, but he did bring a dress. Looking at the dress, there are some construction issues. He’s had a tough life. Wasn’t accepted by blacks or whites growing up. He’s got a cute dog. Bradon also has concerns about construction issues so I’m not imagining it.

“From a Different HEME-isphere” (not entirely sure why they put that emphasis on it. Am I missing something? Feel free to explain to me if you know)

Kentaro Kameyama, 38, Los Angeles, CA
Originally from Japan. Inspired by classical music. Love his construction. I’m getting an Helmut Lang feel….and I HEART Helmut Lang. I think he’ll go far….Top 5.

Kudzanai Karidza, 32, Altanta, GA
Originally from my bucket list country of Zimbabwe. Androgynous designer with African flair, so lots of prints and color. Very funky, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Looks like he uses lots of denim.

ChaCha, 24, Taipei, Taiwan
This makes me very annoyed as I was supposed to be in Taiwan for work right now and I absolutely love how wacky this guy is so now I’m back to being bummed about not being in Taiwan right now. But enough about me, he is LEGIT wearing a butter shirt that he made himself. It’s kinda like a band costume, but it’s got a big ole stick of buttah right over his heart (which is where that big ole stick of buttah will end up). He’s alsmost got a circus vibe, but he’s sweet and wacky, and I LOVE him. He’s got a coat with a Care Bear on it. He is going on my stalking list. He will be the first one gone.

So there are the 16 designers.

My top 5 Deyonte, Amy, Margarita, Brandon, and Kentaro. Not including Kenya in my list is killing me, there is a strong field this season, I reserve the right to call her in from the bench….she’s my Jimmy Garoppolo.

Did you watch?

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

Sidney Barney speaks

I’m reluctant to post this because Sidney really just wants to be left alone, but she posted it to SM, and People picked it up, so I’m posting it.

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I get family issues, I have plenty of them – and I would not want them told one-sided on a crappy reality show. But the way Tamra has been portraying Sidney on SM is wrong, and Sidney has now chosen to vent about it.

Mostly I’m posting this because of the last line of the story, which is Tamra’s SM response. SHAME ON YOU!!!

I know we are a good group, but, if at all possible, please refrain from bashing Sidney. She didn’t choose this life. We won’t delete your comment, but please remember this is a very damaged child.

90 Day Fiance, the new crop of weirdos and freaks have arrived!

I watched the “Before the 90 Days” show last night and it looks AWWWWWWWESOME!

First up is some squirrelly, wicked weird, guy from KY, whose mother sent him off with a LOCK OF HER HAIR to a remote part of Brazil’s rainforest…..where they have internet good enough for video calls, but you have to take a boat for 2 days to get there. His on line girlfriend looks like she’s about 9. Oh, AND, he speaks no Portugese and she speaks no English….should be GOLD.
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Next up is some 50ish unemployed guy….no, wait, he’s doing “renovations” for a living….for, like, his brother or something. I think he’s from Ohio. Read on another site that he’s also doing 10 years probation for arson…not sure how he can leave the country with that, but whatevs. His nearly betrothed is a 20 year Haitian chick, to whom he is bringing $2,500 worth of clothing, MOSTLY PANTIES, for her to “resell”. She’s also got another 70ish boyfriend….this should be PLATINUM.
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Next up, one half of twinsies from CT. Now this is good…she’s 40ish and…….built like she’s 40ish. She admits the selfies she’s sent to her guy in Amsterdam is only from the chest up….and the top half appears to have been HEAVILY FILTERED…like she could teach Phaedra a thing or 2. Her future son is 20 something and appears to be a Calvin Klein model….seriously, this guy is smoking hot….like HOTTTTT.
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Here’s another picture of the type she sent to him…see what she did there?…with another picture of him, because, he’s HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
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This should be EPIC.

There’s also another couple who seem relatively normal…She’s Franch or something and has a “secret”. His mother is comic gold, seriously snarky and freaking him out before he left. How realtively normal are they? I can’t find a picture of them…not that I’m searching that hard, but still!

There are 2 or 3, I think, more couples coming up…..I cannot wait!

I can’t recap because it’s a Sunday show (and Monday’s are usually my travel days) but, OH BOY, we will be talking about this show!

August Boxycharm Full Spoilers

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It a good one, guys.

I’ll rehash the ones you know about:

The tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow palette. This one will be in all boxes, retail value 36$.

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Royal and Langnickel brush set. Also in all boxes. I *believe this is the actual set. If it is, it retails for 19.99$.

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Pūr Cosmetics eyelashes. There are 2 variations (no idea if these are them-this is just for examples sake) and will be in all boxes. Retail price 14$.

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Aloette Face Paint Lip and Cheek Tint. This is a possible variant item and retails for 35$.

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Last but not least, Adesse New York nail polish in Suzannemi. This is also a possible variant item-I’ve received this brand a few times in boxes and it’s GREAT. Retails for 18$.

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So that’s that, y’all. I’m excited about the palette and the brushes.

Thoughts?

Talk Soon Lovelies
-Allie