BIP Review: Three Engagements

Carly and Evan: I really like these two. They had a wacky story in paradise, but it worked out in a pretty entertaining way. It made me so happy to see them in such a giddy state throughout their date. I’ve always liked Carly, but I actually warmed up quite a bit for Evan. In all honesty, Carly and Evan’s proposal was the most heartfelt, and if I had to put my money on any of these engagements turning into marriages, I’d pick these two.

Lace and Grant: Lace and Grant got tattoos, and it was so random. I think the show tried to make them seem more unsure than they actually were. I also liked their engagement, and I really like that Grant appreciates Lace’s craziness. We’re all looking for someone to put up with our inner nuttiness.

Amanda and Josh: As much backlash as these two have gotten, I do think Amanda and Josh are pretty compatible. Josh and Andi seemed like they’d have a constant power struggle whereas Amanda just seems like a laid-back kind of girl. I think they might last, but I’m not positive if all these couples can handle the tabloids.

Jen and Nick: Nick and Jen had a great date, and then all of the sudden, she was dumped by Nick. I have no idea when that clicked for him, but it did. Tenley did the same thing, but I guess Nick is getting more heat for it. I will say I do feel bad for Jen throughout all of this craziness with Nick becoming the bachelor. I love Nick, but it must really suck to be in her position.

Wells and Ashley: I like Wells and Ashley, but I think they just came into paradise too little too late. Had they started off in the beginning, I could definitely see them lasting. They were a very quirky couple, but I hope they remain friends.

Brett/ Izzy/ Vinny: I felt so sorry for Izzy, but that’s karma man. Love that Vinny was like “Who this?” when Izzy called. She was such a mess, but Vinny wouldn’t even give her a chance. I really liked Vinny and Izzy together, but they seem pretty over at this point.

That’s it for now! I hope you enjoyed my Bachelor in Paradise coverage for the season. I can’t wait to see Nick’s crazy adventure unfold. I’ll be back next year for Bachelor coverage.

 

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BIP Review: Why Nick Becoming The Bachelor is the Best Decision

Here is my recap of paradise after the last episode.

Ashley and Wells: How cute were these two? I love Wells. He was one of the best guys from Jojo’s season and ya know, actually had a personality. I loved their date, which was filled with tacos and dogs, something they both love. I think they had great chemistry, and it was nice to see Ashley have some success on the show. She’s not nearly as crazy as they edit her to be, and it’s finally showing with Wells. I also like that Wells cleared up that he would’ve picked Ashley regardless of all the pressure from the other cast members.

Caila and Jared: So Caila decides to leave because of Ashley, so Jared and Caila leave paradise together. But you have to watch After Paradise if you didn’t because it was some next levels of awkwardness when they have Caila, Jared and Ashley all sitting on a couch. It’s so apparent that Jared and Ashley are cool and still good friends. The coldness between Jared and Caila was so icy, and I actually appreciated Caila finally standing up for herself and saying that Jared needs to cut ties with Ashley. It’s all starting to sound like a bad romantic comedy at this point.

Nick and Jen: So Jen tweeted that Amy Schumer gif with her drinking that giant wine glass during After Paradise, and I thought it was hilarious. We know that Jen and Nick don’t work out, but they were cute in these past episodes. Now, let me say how happy I am that Nick Viall is the next freaking bachelor. Luke and Chase were cute, but neither has the candidness and humor that Nick brings to the table. Nick’s polarizing for sure, but it’s about time we get a bachelor with a strong personality. He’s going to be an awesome bachelor. Also, as a sidenote, I love Nick’s frienship with Ashley.

Josh and Amanda: So I’m not sure if Josh is stoked about Nick being the bachelor. But I do feel bad for all the hate coming to Amanda about her relationship. I don’t love Josh, but I also haven’t met this guy to say I can’t stand him.

Carly and Evan: Carly and Evan were super cute when they were having their little cuddle session.

Grant and Lace: Lace is nuts, but she does go through something very relatable, which is pushing someone away because you’re scared. Luckily, Grant has the patience.

Brett and Izzy: I’m indifferent about Brett and Izzy.

How stunning was Ashley in that blue chiffon dress and a pulled back ponytail? For more bachelor fashion, go to Pradux: http://www.pradux.com/tv/bachelor-in-paradise 

 

BIP Review: Three Tears Too Many

Ashley / Emily/ Jared/ Caila: So Jared broke it off with Emily for Caila. He seemed really into Caila. He seemed so somber even with Emily, but with Caila, his body language is so different. Then, Ashley came to paradise, and oh my god. I love Ashley because she’s so honest and real, but like the conversation with Jared at the rose ceremony was so intense. He’s so not into her, but she’s not ready to move on. I love the conversation with Nick and Ashley. It’s the kind of conversation for Jared to have with Ashley.

Daniel and Sarah: Daniel and Sarah have been super cute, and based on their social media, they still hang out so maybe they just have a good friendship now? I really like these two, but importantly, I really love Daniel. I’ve been defending his weirdness in Jojo’s season too. He’s just so funny. If you watched the aftershow, he’s hilarious but also endearing. When the hosts ask why he left Ashley during their date, he just plainly says he was hungry.

Izzy and Vinny: Izzy and Vinny are very sweet together and remained pretty strong throughout the episode. There seems like trouble in paradise next week though.

Grant and Lace: These two are also super rock solid. I love how Lace was not having it about having water poured on her. Honestly, the whole date seemed really fun.

Nick and Jen: I’ve always liked Nick’s honesty, and he gives great advice to all his friends in both episodes. I love how he told Emily it’s okay to be upset, and that Ashley is just infatuated with him. Haley giving him a rose was another great friendship moment. He really made a comeback, and then Jen comes to paradise. These two are great. I’m really happy for Nick.

Evan and Carly: Carly’s commentary is the best. With her commentating every single occurrence with Evan, it makes sense why she ended up liking him in the end. They were both so funny and I was actually dying when Carly thought Evan made this all up to impress her.

Amanda and Josh: Poor Amanda. She and Josh have had quite the interesting edit. I mean it’a literally just pizza and making out. Andi’s book is the real winner here, as she’s getting some free publicity. They might as well plant a spare copy on Amanda’s pillow.

Now to the fashion from the episode: http://www.pradux.com/tv/bachelor-in-paradise

Ashley Iaconetti's Feather Print Maxi Dress on Bachelor in Paradise

I loved these outfits in this scene. Ashley’s dress was so pretty, and Haley’s looks great with her updo. I also liked Emily’s off the shoulder dress. The prints were all pretty, but Ashley’s feather printed dress was stunning.

Jen Saviano's Floral Romper on Bachelor in Paradise

Jen walked in looking so pretty in this romantic one piece. The floral print and ruffles worked really well with her loose waves.

Amanda Stanton's White Lace Off-The-Shoulder Dress on Bachelor in Paradise

I really liked this dress from Haley. The color is super pretty and the strategic cutouts work well with her shape. The twins always kill it with their style. Amanda also wore this off the shoulder dress, and it was cute.

Lace Morris' White Lace Bustier Dress on Bachelor in Paradise

I really liked how Lace wore this dress so effortlessly with simply blue earrings and a fishtail. It worked really well, and it actually stood out from the off the shoulder dresses and maxi dresses.

Emily Ferguson's Blue Lace Asymmetric Dress on Bachelor in Paradise

This was super pretty. I love the asymmetrical cut of the dress, and I’m a huge fan of the color. 

Sarah Herron's Leaf Print Strapless Romper on Bachelor in Paradise

Sarah is the real MVP when it comes to fashion because this romper was only $14.99 from H&M. Compared to the other 100-200 dollar dresses and rompers, this was a great steal.

 

Hope you liked my recap! Check out the fashion from the episode at Pradux.com.

BIP Episode 2 Review and Fashion

Here’s my review on each of the pairings on the show so far.

Amanda/Josh/Nick/Leah: Amanda and Nick had a great date that completely overshadowed Leah and Nick’s date. I think it was pretty stand up for Nick to tell Leah she wasn’t getting a rose from him. Then Josh walks in and he was so obnoxious and self-righteous. If he’s trying to prove that Andi’s book was all filled with lies, it’s not working. I love Amanda, but she ghosted Nick, which is never cool to do. Honestly, this whole plot made me want to read Andi’s book. XD

Daniel and Sarah: Okay, so Sarah and Daniel are actually kind of cute, right? What he said to her at the rose ceremony was so sweet, and I loved the little date he set up for her. Daniel is hilarious and ridiculous, so it leaves Sarah intrigued to explore that relationship rather than Christian.

Evan and Carly: Poor Carly. Evan is the only person who in interested in her, and she seems interested until they kiss. Her commentary is super funny, but I do feel bad for Evan. When I don’t feel bad for Evan is when he goes for Amanda. She’s sucking face with Josh, and he thinks he’s going to swoop in.

Emily and Jared: I hate how the show treats the twins. I’m going to keep mentioning it because it drives me nuts that the show keeps objectifying those two. They’re both individuals and they have their own personality. I love Emily. She’s got a great personality and she’s hilarious.  The scene where they kiss was cute, and I really liked drunk Emily too.

Izzy and Vinny: Not sure what happened with the Sarah stuff, but these two were rock solid in the last episode.

Lace and Grant: I like how Grant went over and told Lace he’d give her a chance after the Chad debacle. They also seem rock solid.

Haley and Brandon: Brandon seems so boring, and Carly seemed to be interested, but he opts for Haley. Emily and Haley switch places, and it makes for great television.

Fashion: So I found this website called Pradux, and it had tons of fashion from BIP’s last episode. I loved a lot of the dresses from the girls, so here are my thoughts. Here’s the link to tons of more fashion: http://www.pradux.com/tv/bachelor-in-paradise

Sarah Herron's Geometric Dress on Bachelor in Paradise

I love Sarah’s dress here. She wore a lot of pastels and I loved how pretty this long dress was.

Haley Ferguson's Green Ruffle Romper on Bachelor in Paradise

I love this romper. It’s super romantic and pretty. I also love the green color on Haley.

Amanda Stanton's Tassel Bikini Top on Bachelor in Paradise

This bathing suit top is really pretty. The tassels are super boho, along with the print. It’s also cute and works as a top to wear throughout the day.

Emily Ferguson's Leaf Print Romper on Bachelor in Paradise

This romper is super easygoing, and I love the leaf print on this piece.

 

My Thoughts on The Bachelor

I haven’t blogged about the rest of this season of The Bachelor because I was very busy with school, but I decided to do a recap of all my thoughts. The last episode I recapped was when Leah and Lauren H. went home so I have a  lot of thoughts mainly on the Women Tell All and the finale episode.

  • Women Tell All: Jubilee really shined here. She’s well-spoken, beautiful and unique. I couldn’t believe Amber and Jami’s attack on her. It was unnecessary drama. I really wish Jubilee was the next bachelorette, but I think she’s too polarizing as a character this season. I personally loved her. She’d be great for paradise. Amanda was really classy too. She didn’t talk much, but she was really great about calling out Olivia and then forgiving her. OK- I actually really liked Olivia in this episode. People can say what they want about her self-awareness. She really stood up for herself and I’m glad that she brought up the bullying she got this season because she didn’t deserve that. After the Women Tell All, here are some people who I think will be asked to be on paradise: Jubilee, Jami, Leah, Olivia(if she would do it), Amanda(again, not sure if she would do it), Caila, Tiara(she’s awesome btw)and the twins.
  • The Finale: The producers very clearly set up the audience to think Ben picks Jojo. I had a feeling he’d still pick Lauren because it was so clear all season. I couldn’t believe the bathroom scene with Ben. I’m not sure why he said all those reassurances to her when he was going to break up with her the next day. The finale was very emotional. It was a different kind of drama, where the feelings are just so intense. Ben telling both girls he loved them really vamped up the drama.
  • The Dresses and Proposal: I personally liked Lauren’s dress more. The color really popped and I love how simple it was. Jojo’s was gorgeous as well, but I would’ve liked it in a different color. Also, Cary Fetman put up their backup dresses on Instagram. I think Lauren made the right choice. I like Jojo’s backup more but in hindsight, I’m not sure if she would’ve wanted to wear it for a breakup.
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  • The Bachelorette: I’m so happy they switched from Caila to Jojo( at least, that was the rumors online). I think Jojo got a lot of social media love. I like Caila and she’s sweet, but I don’t know if she’s dynamic enough to carry a whole show. Jojo is so eloquent and she’s funny enough to be relatable to women.
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    During the final rose ceremony, Lauren and Jojo both wore Suzanne Kalan earrings. Lauren also wore Suzanne Kalan during the after the final rose special. Here’s a link to their website: www.suzannekalan.com

     

  • Lauren and Ben:  Lauren and Ben make a great couple. I think they’re a great match and that they’ll survive. I also think they’re not the Hollywood type of couple that wants to become famous so that works in their favor. Good luck to them!

The Bachelor Review: Bahama Blues

Last week’s episode was awkward, catty and weird. Everyone was sad and serious during their stay in the Bahamas. Here’s my rankings:

Lauren B.: Poor Lauren B. I felt so bad for her when Leah threw her under the bus. It’s clear that Lauren and Ben have a very strong connection, so she shouldn’t have been too worried about getting a rose. I love how everyone defended her right away. It shows how sweet she really is. I mean, Leah, you chose the nicest most genuine person to throw under the bus?

Caila: I like Caila, but I’ve seen a lot of people not loving her on social media. People say she’s fake? I’m not really seeing it. I still think she’s pretty cool. Her date with Ben was odd, especially after she admitted that she’s afraid she can’t love him. That’s not the smartest thing to bring up when you’re dating the “unlovable” bachelor, but she was still pretty confident throughout the date so props to her.

Jojo: I like Jojo. I think Jojo and Ben had a friendship vibe in the episode, especially during the group date when she gave him the “scoop.” She’s smart, articulate, and if she makes it further, she’d be a great bachelorette. Very Andi-like.

Emily: Can we talk about Emily? I love this girl. She really came into her own in the episode and seemed like the voice of reason throughout the episode. She’s also a straightforward kind of girl, which I like. I love how she told Lauren B. that Leah is just jealous of her, and that Olivia is delusional. Ben is not picking her, but she’s be great for paradise!

Becca and Amanda: I’m grouping them because I feel the same way about both of them. They’re both sweet, but I think one of them is definitely leaving in the next episode.

Other thoughts:

  • Those pigs were so scary. I would’ve hated that date.
  • Leah really showed her ugly side in the episode, and the sad thing is that she’s definitely a lock for Bachelor in Paradise.
  • So is Caila going to be the next Bachelorette? That’s what I’ve been hearing.
  • Olivia was left stranded while having to watch Emily and Ben make out. And I thought the Kelsey/ Ashley exits were bad.
  • I’m so excited for Janner’s wedding. I think it’s funny that they’re trying to hide it. I’ll review their wedding after Monday’s episode so I can recap both at once.

The Bachelor Review: Love Yourself

 

 

Here are my top 5 after watching episode 3 of The Bachelor.

Lauren B.: Ben made it very obvious that he likes Lauren a lot. His “dang you’re cute,” comment was a tell, along with another huge clue when he opened up about his dad. On these one on one dates, he makes an effort to let the girl open up, but this was the first time he opened up. Lauren and Ben have a natural chemistry, and it seems like she’s the front runner at this point. The bonus scene at the end was also very funny.

Caila: She broke down a bit tonight, but she still is in good standing because she had a great first date.

Jojo: Same as Caila. It looks like she might get a date next week.

Jubilee: Despite what the edit showed us, I don’t think what Jubilee did was that bad. She has proved that she’s very strong and honest to Ben, and they had a great date. I also think the comments were harmless and the girls were overreacting. I’m glad Ben stood up for her.

Amanda: Amanda did what Olivia couldn’t. She comforted Ben when he needed it. Amanda is definitely getting a lot of screen time for a reason.

Other Thoughts:

  • Reasons why girl on girl hate has to stop: watch the scene with the girls bashing Olivia. It’s very immature to make little digs at someone just because she’s a threat, especially on someone’s physical appearance.
  • That being said, Olivia is still very confident, which is a great attitude to have. The edit is making her seem delusional though with her “signs” so it makes it seem like she isn’t Ben’s final pick.
  • Lace leaving was actually pretty self-aware.
  • Jami’s blue dress was so gorgeous. I loved the superman blue color.
  • I also love Lauren B’s style. It’s very boho chic.
  • Ben continues to be the perfect bachelor. He’s thrown in ridiculous girl drama, and still knows exactly how to diffuse the situation.