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On Rose Ceremony Days, We Wear Gold

On Rose Ceremony Days, We Wear Gold


Wearing Kat Von D’s Homegirl lipstick shade.

This week I’ve developed a bad rap for being a “mean girl” thanks to people on the Internet who don’t know me or the talents of reality TV producers and editors. I thought we should stay in line with the theme of the week and I’d show you girls how to glow even on days your personality doesn’t.

I recently discovered Becca Cosmetics. First off, the company name is great because it reminds me of my soul twin, Bachelorette Becca. Secondly, it’s an amazing makeup line that strives to help you look summery all year long. These are my kind of makeup developers. They want to help me look like JLo. All of Becca’s models have that bronzed, dewy look with slicked back hair. They use words like “sunswept” and “sun-drenched.” I even love their vocabulary.



One of their best selling products is Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal. Dudettes, you know that cheek bone highlight that we all desire, but find so hard to achieve? Before I found this product, I thought it was a look that could only be obtained by those girls with at least 65k Instagram followers. (It seems like hitting that number opens doors to a special Sephora vault.) I guarantee that no matter how finely tuned your makeup skills are or how many followers you have, you can get the cheek bones of your dreams with Opal. And after you brush on that golden glow, you should totally take a selfie.

IMG_8088As for the golden gown I wore at the “to be continued” rose ceremony, I got that baby for $120 at Lord & Taylor and had my fairy godmothers at CoCo Chateau tailor it to my body. They transformed an from A-line into a mermaid.

Maybe it was the leather biker jacket (from Bebe) I was wearing that had me acting bad to the bone during the group date. Let’s go with that. I was also wearing a white ROMPER from Necessary Clothing, which I describe as a slightly more upscale Forever 21. I wouldn’t wear a skirt that short. That would just be slutty. Everyone knows the little slip of material in between your legs that turns a skirt into a romper makes the outfit so much more innocent. 😉 IMG_8085

I wore this outfit solely for the accessories. I had to tape down that gorgeous turquoise necklace down to my chest with double sided tape so that it didn’t jingle and interfere with my mic. The sound guys were giving me the stink eye when I came out of my room wearing that. I’ve been asked quite a few times where I got that necklace. I bought it at Macy’s 3 years ago when I was infatuated with Emily Maynard’s style. Unfortunately, I don’t know where to find it these days. Meow, meow. Apologies. The BCBG black booties I got for less than $50 at Marshalls. I will rarely buy any piece of clothing over $50.


I want to remind everyone that just because you wear fake eyelashes or hair extensions, it doesn’t mean you’re a fake person. I’m just not a fan of wearing a fake smile.

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  • Tracey
    Posted at 21:07h, 04 February Reply

    So great hearing from you today see what I wrote you iam just at work

  • Lipstick Gluttony
    Posted at 23:59h, 04 February Reply

    I loveeeee! Youre my style icon on the show,Thanks for sharing. I just started my blog and would love it if you would follow me and let me know what you think 🙂

    xoxo Ashley M.

    • ashleyiaconetti
      Posted at 05:50h, 05 February Reply

      Ahh! Thank you!! Following! Looks good! You’re also a voluminous girl. 🙂

  • Lauren
    Posted at 02:50h, 05 February Reply

    Where can I buy that jacket? Bebe doesn’t have it on their website. Please help. Need it!!!!!

    • ashleyiaconetti
      Posted at 05:47h, 05 February Reply

      I don’t know!! I got it at Bebe 4 years ago! 🙁

  • Saba
    Posted at 08:14h, 05 February Reply

    What do you use under your eyes or around? Specially in the first picture it looks amazing. Love your style on bachelor

    • ashleyiaconetti
      Posted at 00:55h, 06 February Reply

      Ohhh good question. I’ll post about this soon. It was a Bachelor gift. 🙂

  • Carla
    Posted at 14:33h, 06 February Reply

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your makeup tips and fashion advice. Your makeup is always flawless and you always look beautiful 🙂 I hope that you decide to start doing tutorials on youtube.

  • Victoria S.
    Posted at 20:05h, 08 February Reply

    Your makeup always looks great on The Bachelor. I hope you start posting what products you used for each episode.

    Anyway, I loved your makeup when you and the other girls were talking during Britt’s date. What lip color did you have on?

    • ashleyiaconetti
      Posted at 02:20h, 09 February Reply

      Thank you! I bet ya that was just my Mabelline Smooth Mousse foundation on my lips haha. It’s the best nude.

  • Sara
    Posted at 04:19h, 11 February Reply

    I’m soooo glad you have a beauty blog because now I can follow you on here, now that I’m going to have Bachelor withdrawals without you on there! Your makeup always looked flawless on the show. I’m going to have to try out this Becca highlighter. I’ve been using MAC’s Soft & Gentle for years but had been looking for something that would give a more obvious, yet still subtle, glow.

    • ashleyiaconetti
      Posted at 01:35h, 12 February Reply

      Try it! Thanks Sara! It’ll be fun to watch the show without having to cringe at myself.

  • Pam
    Posted at 20:13h, 12 February Reply

    I am soooo glad I found your site thru E! Online. I am sad to see you go from the show but will be following you on here. Best beauty tip you can give? Thanks!

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 18:50h, 22 February Reply

    I seriously love everything about you!! I just checked out Necessary Clothing and found a bunch of cute clothes. Are there any other stores like that that you shop at? I’ve been trying to find new stores because all the ones I shop at everyone else does, so I usually end up having the same clothes as everyone else.

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