Bachelorette 13 – Week 1

Eleven weeks was too long to go without a Bachelor Nation show. The good news is that Mike Fleiss is adding another show to the roster, The Bachelor Winter Games, scheduled to premiere February 2018. So I assume this will overlap somehow with The Bachelor, we shall see. I was so pumped for Rachel Lindsay, that I did a quick premiere post with her amazing behind the scenes look. So grab your Bachelor Nation wine and let’s get started!

As is the custom, Rachel had to get advice on being the Bachelorette, so she turned to Corinne, Raven, Kristina, Whitney, Alexis and Jasmine. I spotted Kendra Scott’s Naomi Ring ($130) and I loved her feather lariat necklace but couldn’t find it anywhere.

Kristina was also wearing Kendra Scott’s Elisa Pendant Necklace ($65):

Rachel’s premiere dress was custom designed by Randi Rahm, a favorite designer of the Bachelor/Bachelorette. This dress was heavy with 30 pounds of white beads and Swarovski crystals. To recreate this look you can try Randi Rahm’s Sylvia Embellished Gown (worn by Raven on Nick’s finale) $6,800. Or this great look for less, the JS Collections Jacquard Halter Brocade Mermaid Gown ($248):

Gina Modica, the Bachelor’s makeup artist, shared all of the makeup she used to create Rachel’s look:

These are the products I used for @TheRachLindsay night 1 look on @BacheloretteABC . #skincare @glycelenekim #skinprep #Glycelenebeautyserum ⠀ #opalescenteyeserum ⠀ #nerolinectar⠀ #rejuvenationcreme ⠀ #orangeblossomoxygeninfusion ⠀ By #glycelene #lashes I used Medium and Short Double Flare individual lashes. I like using the flare individual lashes , it gives me more control over the look. #foundation as you know one of my favorites @TEMPTU "Tawny" #highlight @TEMPTU copper #Translucentpowder @janeiredale "amazing matte" #eyes @armanibeauty EyeTint #25 & 8 @NARSissist Galapagos & Mekong #eyeliner @makeupforeverofficial "aqua black" #concealer @amazingcosmetics Dark Caramel #brows @kimikobeauty "BlackTea" #Blush @kevynacoin Nealita -red berry #lipliner @CTilburyMakeup Iconic Nude #lipstick @CTilburyMakeup Very Victoria #hair @celebrity_hair_ninja #body #shimmerbronze @SPRAYDISOLE @tanmebox #brushes @blenditbeautybrushes @studioproartist #MakeUpbyGinaModica #BachelorNation

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Jane Iredale Amazing Matte Loose Finishing Powder ($36)

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #8 ($39)

This color is called “Flannel” and it looks like #25 was a limited edition color.

NARS Galapagos and Mekong Eyeshadow ($26 each)

Make Up For Ever Waterproof Cream Shadow Aqua Black ($23)

So this is technically a shadow, but she’s using it as an eyeliner in this instance.

Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow, Neolita ($42)

Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Nude Lipcheat Lipliner ($22)

Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria Lipstick ($34)

 

What do you think about Rachel’s men?

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Bachelorette Week One Recap

My Bachelorette Recap is a little late because of the holiday, but just in time to get you caught up for tomorrow night’s episode.

The producers have billed this season as a Cinderella story, a dream come true for Desiree. I really liked Desiree last season on the Bachelor. She was so sweet and it was hard to see Sean let her go.

So we first see Desiree driving up to her cliffside Malibu estate in her old car – they editors even have clunking sounds added in (I think that was a little much).

She is wearing a Flamingo dress from Opening Ceremony (on sale for $201), she is carrying a Cleobella Layla Weekender bag ($382) and has accessorized with a Joan Rivers Crystal Opulence Enamel Hinged Bangle ($65) and a Turquoise Ring from Joan Rivers.

 

Desiree Opening Ceremony Dress

Desiree Opening Ceremony Dress

(Source: Possessionista)

The Weekender bag was out of my price range, and I couldn’t find the ring so here are a few similar looks for less:

Steve Madden BTaffy Straw Chevron Tote ($69.95)

Steve Madden Chevron Tote

Steve Madden Chevron Tote

Large Oval Ring ($22.90)

Large Oval Ring

Large Oval Ring

Chris Harrison introduces her to the amazing house she will be staying in and we learn more about Desiree’s background. Chris also gives her the keys to a brand new turquoise Bentley convertible.

In the next shot we see her roller skating in denim shorts, a turquoise bikini top from Victoria’s Secret (on sale for $29.99),  fuchsia Stripe Knee High Socks from American Apparel ($10) and a Maya Brenner Silver Sparkler Necklace ($138).

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(Source: WetPaint/Possessionista)

She also wears this Susanne Elizabeth Infinity Ring ($28):

Infinity Ring

Infinity Ring

(Source: Possessionista)

And a very affordable Target print dress ($24.99):

Merona print dress

Merona print dress

(Source: Possessionista)

This is a Stella & Dot Wonderland Charm Necklace ($158):

Stella and Dot Necklace

Stella and Dot Necklace

We hear from Desiree that she can’t wait to fall in love and is “ready to put a ring on it.” She sits down with Chris Harrison to talk about what she is looking for in a man and how excited she is to be the Bachelorette.

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(Source: Possessionista)

She wears two different Old Navy Tipped Poplin Tank tops here (on sale for $4), one in Royal Rowena and one in Imperial Jade and the ugliest Jessica Simpson wedges ($59.99) I have ever seen. Everyone has been talking about these wedges but I think they are god-awful ugly. To each their own, but you would never catch me wearing them.

For the first cocktail party, Desiree wears a stunning silver dress that was designed for her by Randi Rahm and a Cezua Silver Dangle Ring (ID by Possessionista). Rahm has also designed dresses for Emily Maynard and Ashley Hebert on the Bachelorette.

Randi Rahm Dress

Randi Rahm Dress

Ralph Lauren has a similar dress for $174 that would be great for a special event.

Ralph Lauren Sequin Mesh Gown

Ralph Lauren Sequin Mesh Gown

Sears has a Sterling Silver Diamond Star Dangle Ring  for $71.90 that is similar to the Cezua ring. You get an up close look at the ring when she gives the rose to Ben:

 

Dangle Ring

Dangle Ring

Finally we get to meet the men – she definitely has some good looking guys this season. Here are a few of the men that stood out to me:

The Good

Ben – 28 – Entrepreneur

Ben

Ben

His son Brody is adorable! This is the cutest entrance EVER. It was darling when he son said “Did I do everything? I wish I could go to the party – it would be so much fun with Dad.” We should definitely get him on the as the next Baby Bachelor (if you’re not watching it, you can catch up on the first two episodes here). Ben and Desiree had a lot in common and an instant connection right off the bat so she gave him the first impression rose.

Drew – 27 – Digitial Marketing Analyst

Drew

Drew

Drew is good looking and seems to be very grounded. His entrance was sweet, he seemed nervous. She gave him a rose and he seemed very genuine.

Juan Pablo – 31 – Former Pro Soccer Player

Juan Pablo

Juan Pablo

Des loves his accent and says “He’s like a dream of a man.” He brought her chocolate which equals bonus points in my book.

Robert – 30 – Advertising Entrepreneur

Robert

Robert

Robert is cute – he reminds me of a young Brad Pitt or Liam Hemsworth. Did anyone else notice that he had a one-eyed dog? I’m not sure what his personality will be like, but welcome to the eye candy.

Zak – 31 – Drilling Fluid Engineer

Zak

Zak

Zak wasn’t my type, but I know a lot of girls that would love him. He does have nice abs. According to Desiree’s blog she dared him to jump in the pool so that’s why he did it and why she gave him the rose. I think he will be the entertainment this season.

The Bad

Jonathan – 26 – Attorney

Jonathan

Jonathan

What was wrong with this guy? He would not give it up with the Fantasy Suite Card to the point of making Desiree very uncomfortable. Did he really just say that his love tank has not been depleted for many years? What a creeper – good for Des for sending him home right away.

Kasey – 29 – Advertising Executive

Kasey

Kasey

As someone who works in public relations, I find people who use hashtags all the time annoying. This guy seems way too into himself. I hope we don’t have to hear him talk about hashtags for the rest of the season.

Larry – 34 – ER Doctor

Larry

Larry

Larry tried teaching Desiree a dance move and she ripped her fantastic dress – whoops that didn’t go very well. But then he kept apologizing and was beating a dead horse about the dress. Their conversation was awkward – he needed to let it go.

Micah – 32 – Law Student

Micah

Micah

Micah made his own outfit in homage to the dress Desiree designed for Seans season. Terrible outfit – he should leave the designs to Desiree.

Brandon – 26 – Painting Contractor

Brandon

Brandon

At first I thought he would have a lot in common with Desiree but there were a few red flags. He gave his mother’s sobriety chip to a total stranger, that tells me that it wasn’t that important to him. He told Des that his grandparents threw him a big birthday party but he skipped it to go to the Bachelorette interview. That tells me that he doesn’t respect his family. They probably spent a lot of time on the party and then he just doesn’t show up? I don’t think he is the right person for Des.

These are just a few of the guys that stood out to me. I think we have a good group of guys to entertain us for the season.

If I was going to create a drinking game for this season of the Bachelorette, I would drink every time they refer to this as a fairy tale or Cinderella story, Desiree’s struggles growing up, anytime Desiree gets emotional and cries or anytime she mentions that she’s been in the same position. I usually watch the show with my good friend Tracy and I definitely think we will implement this for the next episode.

I enjoy reading Bachelorette spoilers and I already know who Desiree picks and what happens each week. If you are interested in finding out what happens you can check out Reality Steve for more information.

What did you think about the Bachelorette premiere? Will you keep watching?

If you missed the premiere you can still watch it online here.

Desiree posted her Week One Bachelorette blog on People that you can read here.

For more information on Summer TV premieres check out my Summer TV Preview Extravaganza post.


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