Review: Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara

I have tried quite a few mascaras since getting into makeup. I have always loved Maybelline mascaras, particularly the Lash Sensational mascara (my favorite up until now). In my August Ipsy Glam Bag, I received the Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions MascaraTM and I was surprised to find my new favorite. I did not expect to fall completely in love with this mascara, but I absolutely did.

Thrive Causemetics is a brand that supports women who are overcoming challenges such as cancer, domestic abuse, and homelessness among many other things. The brand is all about uplifting women, so with every purchase that you make on thrivecausemetics.com, the brand donates to charities to support women to thrive. Their products are also 100% vegan and cruelty free (check out their website for more details)!

I love the meaning behind the brand, and although I have only tried one product from Thrive, it definitely stood out. As I previously mentioned, Maybelline mascaras have ALWAYS been my favorite, and even though I still plan on purchasing Maybelline mascaras, I have a new favorite mascara that tops any other one that I have ever tried.

This is the Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara in Brynn (Rich Black) and it is $24 (full size). I am always looking for mascaras that will lengthen my lashes, give them volume, and keep them separated. No one likes mascaras that clump your lashes, or ones that don’t give you the length that you want. This mascara exceeded my expectations. It is a long-wearing tubing formula, so when you want to grab your makeup remover and remove this mascara, it will come right off and it won’t leave any black residue on your eyes at all! If possible, I would try to find a sample size of this product before you purchase the full size since, at least in my opinion, it costs a lot for a mascara.

As you can see, there is an incredible difference in my lashes from before and after. In the “before” photo, I have no makeup on my lashes whatsoever; I simply took a photo of my natural lashes. In the “after” photo, I applied a couple coats of the Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara.

I love trying out different mascaras, and I am so glad that Ipsy included this mascara in my August glam bag because it is now a product that I plan on continuously buying! Thank you for checking out my newest blog post! I plan on doing more product reviews in the future, so stick around! Until next time!

What’s in My October Ipsy Glam Bag

I am so excited to share what is in my October glam bag with you! If you follow me on Instagram (@sacchere14), you may have already seen a sneak peek on my story. This has been one of my favorite bags that I have gotten so far!

This month, Ipsy collabed with the confidence queen herself, Betty Boop! The bag is absolutely adorable, and as you can see, Betty Boop is right on the front! The back has black sequins all over it, and I love that they chose to collab with a cartoon character for the month of October!

Inside the bag:

  • Betty BoopTM X Ipsy: Matte Lipstick in Boop-Oop-a-DoopTM

I do not typically wear red lipstick, but when I do I feel so confident. I have to say, I think I found the perfect, true red lipstick and I am obsessed with it! It does go on a bit dry, so I would recommend applying a chapstick or moisturizing balm beforehand. This red is so beautiful, and it is perfect for this time of year! I rated it a 4/5 stars!

  • Kaleido Cosmetics: Diamond Foils Eyeshadow in Sizzle

I was so excited to get this shadow in my bag, and the color is gorgeous and so pigmented, however I do not typically go for silvers. I prefer to wear golds and browns on my eyes but this coIor will be perfect for this time of year. I rated this product a 4/5 stars!

  • Seraphine Botanicals: Camelina + Strobe Luminizing Primer

I actually only started using face primers last year (crazy, I know)! Now that I know how they can help create a flawless makeup look, I use some every time I do my makeup. That being said, I love receiving them in my bags, and this one worked great for me. I rated this a 4/5 stars!

  • Space Case Cosmetics: Highlighter in Seen From Space 1B

This highlighter is great for an everyday natural makeup look or a look where you want a subtle glow on your cheekbones. It is a very neutral color, but I often prefer very bright and pigmented highlighters. I rated this product a 3/5 stars.

  • Benefit Cosmetics: They’re Real Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black (my pick)

This month, Ipsy members were able to choose one product in our glam bags for the first time! I was excited to be able to do this, and I chose this mascara because I had heard great things about it and I love the brand Benefit. This mascara did lengthen and separate my lashes quite a bit, however it is not my favorite mascara! I rated it a 4/5 stars.

Because I had enough points, I decided to add another product to my bag this month, and I chose the most beautiful highlighter (that can also be used as an eye shadow).

  • Daisy and Pearl Natural Radiance Booster

I could not find a name on the product, but it is a stunning, shimmery rose gold. I rated this product a 5/5 stars!  It is beautifully pigmented and I am just obsessed with the color!

This is the makeup look that I created using the products in my glam bag this month (plus a few others to complete the look)! When I received the bag, I was not sure how to create a makeup look using a silver eye shadow and a red lipstick without making it look too Christmas-like (I plan on creating a holiday/Christmas makeup tutorial in December, and I just might use the eye shadow and the lipstick from this glam bag, so keep an eye out for that)! For now, I kept it simple by applying the silver eye shadow in the inner corners of my eyes and the inner part of my lower lash line. I created a simple black wing, I used the Benefit mascara, and the natural highlighter as well. And of course, the beautiful red lip. (Tip: If you want to create the perfect red lip, apply the lipstick to the center of your mouth, then use a lip defining brush to neatly fill in the rest of your lips. Apply your concealer around your lip line and blend it out to clean up the edges. Blot with some tissue, and you’re good to go!)

I’ve decided that I will not be doing makeup tutorials every month like I originally planned. Since this look was so simple, I decided that I will post makeup tutorials whenever I feel like I have a new and exciting look/products to share with you! As I mentioned, I plan on creating a Christmas one, but I may also post an everyday Fall makeup tutorial sometime soon!

Thank you so much for reading! If you are subscribed to Ipsy, leave me a comment below and tell me what you got in your October glam bag!

What’s in My September Ipsy Glam Bag + A Makeup Tutorial

As some of you may know, I subscribed to Ipsy, a beauty subscription service, earlier this year and I have been obsessed! I know that Ipsy has been around for quite a few years now, but it is sort of a recent discovery for me! Today, I wanted to share what is in my September glam bag with you (I know it’s already October, but I wanted to share this anyway!  I will try to post these sooner and during the actual month that I get them)!

Before we get into the makeup tutorial, I quickly wanted to show you the bag and the products that I received! I rated this bag a 4/5 stars! The bag is adorable, and I love that there is a different theme every month!

Inside the bag:

  • Benefit Cosmetics: Gimme Brow  + Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 4.5 – Neutral Deep Brown

Although it is a very small sample size, and I do not typically do my brows, I actually did like the product. I rated it a 3/5 stars.

  • IBOM: Lemon Verbena Clay Mask

I do not really care to receive facial masks, however I will try this one out!

Update: I actually love this product! It seems to be clearing up my skin a bit, and I plan on finding the product to purchase it myself!

  • Too Faced: Damn Girl! Mascara

I love receiving mascaras in my bags, and this one did not disappoint, however the wand is a bit big! I rated this product a 4/5 stars!

  • Ofra Cosmetics: Ofra x Madison Moondance Highlighter

I absolutely love this highlighter, and I think it may be my new favorite! I rated this product a 5/5 stars! It is such a gorgeous shade!

  • C’est Moi Beauty: Reflect Lip Gloss in Bliss

I actually prefer lipsticks over glosses, but the color is beautiful and it applied nicely! I rated this product a 4/5 stars!

And now for the makeup tutorial!

I wanted to share this look that I created using the products in my glam bag (plus a few others to complete the look)! It is a very simple eyeshadow look with a bold wing and a glossy lip.

  • I started off by priming my eyelids and then I took the single eyeshadow by Suva Beauty in the shade Coriander, and I applied it to my lids and blended it up into my crease.  You can’t really see it in the photo above, but I applied an eyeshadow by IBY Beauty to my lower lash line (the outer half) and it is in the shade Headliner, which is a medium purple shade. Then I took an eyeshadow from Nomad in the shade Champagne Reef, a yellow gold shade, and applied this to my lower lash line as well (the inner half).
  • Next, I took a liquid eyeliner by the brand Jonteblu, and created a somewhat dramatic wing. (If you have trouble creating a wing like I do at times, grab a piece of tape and line it up from the outer corner of your eye, to the end of your eyebrow, then draw and fill in your wings).
  • I curled my lashes and applied the Damn Girl! Mascara by Too Faced, and coated my top and bottom lashes. Then, I lined my waterline and tightline with a black eyeliner by Essence.
  • Next, I took a small amount of my Base Tape Primer by Tarte and applied this all over my face. I took my favorite foundation, the Fit Me Foundation by Maybelline, and used my clean hands to apply this onto my face and neck. I added a tiny bit of my foundation to my under eye area, and gently blended it out. After this, I took my Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder, and sweeped this over my foundation.
  • I used a small amount of my Bronze Booster by Physicians Formula in the shade Light to Medium, and applied this to the hollows of my cheeks to give my face a bit of a bronzed appearance. Then I took my new favorite highlighter by Ofra Cosmetics (it is a part of the Ofra x Madison collaboration) in the shade Moondance, and applied this to my cheekbones, nose, the inner corners of my eyes, and my brow bones.
  • I then used a little chapstick and applied my new lip gloss by C’est Moi Beauty in the shade Bliss to add some shine to my lips.
  • Lastly, I took my Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow + Volumizing Brow Gel and lightly brushed it through my brows.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post! I always used to do the same exact makeup look EVERY DAY, but because of Ipsy and having my own blog, I am getting a bit more experimental with my makeup and I am having so much fun doing it!  I am very excited to share more makeup looks with you in the future, and if you like this look or want to try it out, leave me a comment below! Thank you for reading!

IT Chapter Two: Review (Spoilers Ahead)

If you have not watched “IT Chapter Two”, I definitely recommend you go watch it and come back to read this post after! There will be a few spoilers coming up!

I saw the movie around the middle of the month, but I am just now getting the chance to post about it! Although I am not familiar with the books, “IT” was originally a story written by Stephen King who is most commonly known for his horror novels. I absolutely loved the first movie. I thought that the kids were hilarious and it was a great mix of a thriller and a comedy. One minute Richie would be making fun of Eddie’s mother, and then something would suddenly pop out at us. “IT Chapter Two” was very similar in this way. Since I had not previously read the book, I was not sure what to expect from the second movie, but I was thinking that it would be a bit different than the first. If I am being honest, although I loved part two, it sort of felt as if I was watching part one again. Besides seeing the characters as adults and where they are in life 27 years later, the rest was pretty much the same plot.

I have to say, the creators did an incredible job finding older actors who look like the younger actors. I think that they were so spot on! The adults were so much like their younger selves; Eddie was still quite a bit of a germophobe, Bill still stuttered (only when he was in Derry), and Richie was still making fun of Eddie. The movie started out showing each of their adult lives. We saw that Bill became an author, Beverly was in an abusive relationship, Eddie married a woman similar to his mother, and Richie became a comedian. When Mike called each of them and explained who he was, they knew exactly why he had called. I was upset to see that Stanley died because I was hoping that they would all be able to come back (although he was in a couple scenes as his younger self). I loved the scene where they all met up again at the Chinese restaurant. Everything started out fine, and they were having a good time, but then “IT” began to mess with them. Most of them did not want to stay and planned on leaving because they didn’t think that they would be able to fight “IT” again, but they were convinced to stay. I loved when each character went off to find their artifact and they started to see “IT”.  I thought it was hilarious that they brought back Henry Bowers and that he was staying at (and escaped from) an insane asylum. I didn’t think we would be seeing Henry again, but I guess “IT” can bring back whoever it wants!

Now let’s talk about the ending…

When they went back to the abandoned house where they fought “IT” the first time, we knew that the end of the movie was coming. After defeating “IT”, they found that Eddie had died.  I really liked his character, so I was saddened to see that another main character had died, and seeing how his death affected Richie was so upsetting. I think that it was interesting to find out that Richie actually felt a much deeper connection to Eddie than we thought. Although it was not directly stated, the audience left that night knowing that Richie had feelings for Eddie. When he carved “R + E” into the bridge, my heart broke for him.

I knew the moment Beverly and Ben saw each other again that they would end up together (I was going to be so upset if they didn’t)! I felt so bad for Ben in the first movie when he left Beverly alone with Bill. I think that the audience had been rooting for him all along, and he finally got his chance!

I enjoyed seeing some flashbacks of their younger selves because the younger actors were such a major part of the first movie, and the flashbacks were some of my favorite scenes. Seeing the “losers” walking down the street and seeing their younger selves reflected in the window actually made me emotional!

I really enjoyed both “IT” and “IT Chapter Two”, and they have definitely become a couple of my favorite movies! If you saw the movie, leave me a comment below and tell me what you thought. Thank you for reading!

Ipsy Glam Bags: Are They Worth It?

Before Ipsy, I had never tried any beauty subscription services. My best friend was telling me about Ipsy and I was very quickly convinced. After all, it is very affordable, and for someone as obsessed with makeup as me, I figured it was worth a try. Ipsy is a monthly subscription service where users (now) pay $12 a month and they will be sent a bag of 5 sample sized (and sometimes full-sized) beauty products to try. (Ipsy just made a few changes to their memberships, so the price went from $10 a month to $12 and users will now get to choose one item that will come in their glam bag. Members can also choose to receive the glam bag plus which is $25 a month for 5 full-sized products, or the glam bag ultimate which is $50 a month for 12 full-sized products and a deluxe bag.) Members may receive makeup, skin care, nail polish, fragrances, and/or hair products in their monthly bags depending on what they say in their beauty quiz. The quiz will ask you questions such as: “What is your skin tone?” “How comfortable are you with makeup?” and “Which of these brands do you love (or would love to try?”) The quiz will also ask you how often you would like to receive certain products. I still can’t get over the fact that for $12 a month, you can score some really great beauty products by very popular and loved brands such as Benefit, Tarte, and Smashbox. I am and have always been a drugstore makeup kind of girl. I don’t really have a ton of money to spend, and makeup can get ridiculously expensive at times, so Ipsy is perfect for people like me and for those who just want to try out some new beauty products. I’ve seen some people complain about not getting what they want in their Ipsy bags, however updating your beauty preferences and reviewing your products and overall bag can help you get the glam bag you will love!

My March 2019 Glam Bag: I somehow got VERY lucky with my first bag because I absolutely loved it! I rated this bag a 5/5 stars! The products were great and Ipsy seemed to have paid great attention to my beauty preferences!

My April 2019 Glam Bag: After LOVING my first glam bag, this one was sort of a letdown. I rated this bag a 2/5 stars because I received a few items that I really did not want or need. I was excited about a couple of the products, but overall this was probably my least favorite bag so far.

My May 2019 Glam Bag: This months bag was not incredible but it was not terrible either. I was extremely happy with some of the products. I rated this bag a 3/5 stars. My absolute favorite product in this bag was a liquid lipstick, however I did not really care for a couple of the other products (part of this was my fault because I hadn’t updated my beauty preferences and received a concealer that was too light for my skin tone, so always make sure to update frequently).

My June 2019 Glam Bag: I was very happy to see what was in my June glam bag and I really was not disappointed! I rated this bag a 4/5 stars! I was SO EXCITED to receive the most gorgeous eyeshadow and I got lucky with a foundation that matched me perfectly! There was really only one product that I did not necessarily need but I plan on using it occasionally anyway!

My July 2019 Glam Bag: Since this was my birthday month bag, I was hoping that it would be a good one! I rated this bag a 4/5 stars! I couldn’t wait to try some of the products, and there was really only one item I did not care for!

My August 2019 Glam Bag: I rated this bag a 3/5 stars because I received two facial products and I really did not need both! Everything else in the bag was great and I think I found my new favorite mascara!

My September 2019 Glam Bag: I plan on making a post all about my September glam bag plus a makeup tutorial, so be on the lookout for that this month! This is something that I hope to do for every glam bag I receive!

In my personal opinion, I do feel that Ipsy is worth it based on my experience so far. As you can tell, I have really enjoyed almost all of my Ipsy glam bag products (plus, the bags are really cute and can be used for many different things)! Although I feel that Ipsy is worth it, they did recently make some changes to the memberships which caused some people to get upset. If Ipsy were to raise the price anymore, I think a lot of people will cancel their glam bags, but for me, $12 is still doable! Because of Ipsy, I have found some new makeup brands and products that I adore, and my glam bags are something that I look forward to every month!

Thank you so much for reading! Leave me a comment below, and tell me if you feel like Ipsy is worth it!

13 Reasons Why: Season 3 Review (Spoilers Ahead)

If you have not watched season 3 of 13 Reasons Why, I recommend you go watch it and stop reading here. If you’re sticking around, this post is pretty long, so grab a snack.

When I first watched season 1, I didn’t really feel like they needed to make any more seasons since the show is based on the single book “13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher. I will admit however, I was excited for a season 2. After watching season 2, the audience, myself included, had many questions that we were left with after the season finale: What is going to happen to Tyler? Is Justin going to keep using drugs? Is Clay’s family actually going to adopt Justin? What is Chloe going to do about her pregnancy?

Now… Let’s talk season 3!

I feel like we have been waiting FOREVER for this new season, and when the cast started posting the trailer for season 3, I was SO excited! As we have seen in the past two seasons, there are always flashbacks in the show. I believe the creators do this to give the audience more context and to show us what we “missed” but they never really showed. This season was no different. For season 3, the mystery was “who killed Bryce Walker?” Before and during the season, I tried to make a guess as to who it could be. It kept changing, but there were a few characters that seemed sort of quiet and suspicious to me throughout the 13 episodes. Alex, Zach, Bryce’s father, and Charlie all popped into my head at different times. I also thought that maybe it was a group of people, but each episode was about someone different so it was hard to tell.

Before I get to the major plotlines that I really want to talk about, I wanted to mention a few characters and their storylines that I feel are necessary to bring up. First, the new character Ani. If I am honest, I really did not care for this new character, however we as an audience could see that she was an important character from the get go. She just seemed to know too much about everyone and everything. It can be difficult to bring a new character into a show that is already so loved and that has a very devoted fan base.  Something that I actually did like about her character was that in some ways, she did help Bryce on his journey to becoming a better person. He felt like he could trust her, and he was pretty open with her. Her relationship with Clay however, seemed a bit too unreliable. I felt like there were moments where she was playing with Clay’s feelings toward her and leading him on a bit. In the end, she and Clay announced that they were dating, so we know Ani will be likely be in season 4.

Tony’s storyline really stood out to me this season. When coming home to introduce Caleb to his family, he finds his family is missing. He quickly realizes that ICE took them, and his family was deported back to Mexico. The scene where he and his younger sister look in the mirror and imagine that they see their family broke my heart. The show has never really shied away from portraying difficult real life issues, and they continued with the theme this season. Real people are going through this, and sadly it is so relevant to our world today.

The Last minor storyline I wanted to briefly mention was Chloe’s. Early in the season, we saw that Zach and Chloe got very close after she broke up with Bryce. Zach went with her so she could get an abortion since she was pregnant with Bryce’s baby. I am not sure if it was a good idea for Chloe to confront Bryce at the homecoming game and tell him about the pregnancy, because all it did was upset him and he started to question the relationship between her and Zach. Then we saw that Bryce attacked Zach during the game, leading to an injury.

Now onto the Major plotlines of the season…

First we’ll start with Jessica. As we all know, she had been struggling ever since her sexual assault, but in this season we see her becoming stronger and using her voice as the student body president to make a change. I sort of felt bad for Alex when Jessica got back with Justin, because we could tell he was still upset about it. We got to see Jessica confront Bryce about what he did to her, and although she was getting stronger, it was clear that the sexual assault was not something that she would be able to ever forget. When Jessica became the student body president, she created a club called HO (Hands Off) for sexual assault survivors. Tyler would be at every meeting, but everyone just assumed that it was to support the members and to be an ally. Although I loved that she started this club, I did not like the part where the club members decided to crash Bryce’s funeral. I couldn’t believe they actually did it. The funeral was already an emotional time for quite a few of the characters, so for them to stand up and call Bryce a rapist to “make a statement” was not the right move in my opinion. Jessica became an advocate for ending rape culture in high schools, and I really like that she got to a point where she felt strong enough to share what had happened to her. One of my favorite scenes relating to this was during the assembly where she made her speech about sexual assault. One by one, students stood up and stated their names and the fact that they were survivors. We saw Tyler look over at Clay, and with tears in his eyes, he stood up. Another boy ended up standing and then, to our surprise, Justin stood up as well. This scene seemed so powerful because it opened the students eyes to sexual assault and that there are survivors that they walk by everyday and they don’t know it. Even Jessica seemed surprised by the response. I loved being able to see Jessica become more confident throughout the season, and I hope that her character continues to fight for change.

Next, I want to talk about Tyler, who I believe has had one of the greatest character developments in the series so far. Tyler really freaked me out at the end of season 2 and the beginning of season 3. I always just felt so bad for him after what he went through. He made me cry SO MUCH this season. I love that Clay was so present and that he always tried to help Tyler in any way he could even though he was going through a difficult time himself. He talked to Tyler about seeing the counselor, Dr. Singh, and eventually Tyler did start to talk to her. Tony and Alex were also very good friends to Tyler this season, and they spent a lot of time boxing at the gym which seemed to help boost Tyler’s confidence. We eventually saw Tyler walking up to the top of a bridge in what seemed to be a suicide attempt, but before he could do anything, he spotted Bryce’s body in the water. We found out that Tyler actually confronted Monty and Bryce in the past, and he even went to see Bryce with a gun in hand. Soon after this, we found out that he told Bryce about his sexual assault and Bryce was shocked. For me, the most heart breaking scene with Tyler this season was when he told Clay about his assault. Seeing the pain and the hurt on Tyler’s face as he relived what happened was so devastating. We could tell that Clay was shocked by Tyler telling him the story, and when Tyler cried and screamed into Clay’s shoulder my heart broke a little bit more. Tyler actually told Bryce about his assault first, then Clay, and then Jessica. He showed Bryce and Jessica the flash drive which was essentially a goodbye and an explanation for why he was about to show up to the school dance with a gun. Seeing Tyler slowly get better in every episode was something that I really loved to see. I loved the scene in the last episode where he showed his friends the display of photos that he took of them over the past few months in Monet’s. Although it is clear that Tyler is in a much better place now, I think that he still needs professional help, and I hope that we see more of Tyler’s progression in season 4.

Now I really wanted to talk about Monty and his shocking storyline. I don’t think that there has been a character on this show that has scared me more than Monty. As we know, Monty was capable of doing some pretty disturbing and brutal things to people. For this season we continued to see a bit of Monty’s dark side, but I was glad to see that we were taking a look at his home life and his softer side (although his home and family life were terrible). We found out that Monty came from a homophobic and abusive family. Monty did not have a good relationship with his father at all, and we did not get to see his mother, but I am assuming that she had similar views to the father. I was actually very surprised to find out that Monty was gay. I really was not expecting it, but it made his storyline a lot more interesting. One thing that I really did not like was that the other characters were trying to frame him for Bryce’s murder. Obviously we knew that Clay could not have killed Bryce. There was never really a question in my mind about Clay committing the crime, but the cops definitely thought otherwise. There was so much “evidence” that led to Clay. He was seen threatening Bryce on multiple occasions, one of which was caught on video, so this did not help him in any way.  No one wanted to see Clay actually go to jail, but when we saw that Monty was with Winston when Bryce was killed, I felt that it was even worse that they tried to pin it on him. Monty eventually got arrested for sexually assaulting Tyler, which I do feel he deserved, however he didn’t deserve to die. Before he was killed in jail, he seemed to be trying to accept himself, but it was not at all easy for him. I really began to sympathize with Monty, and I felt bad for him.  Although he did some terrible things to people, in the words of Winston, “he was a human being” and “he didn’t deserve to die like that.” I also thought it was strange that they killed off his character the way that they did because Monty was only 18 years old and even though he was an adult, I began to wonder where they placed him in the jail that caused him to die so suddenly.

And now let’s talk about Bryce. This season, similar to Monty, we got to see the softer side of Bryce. I really loved the flashbacks that showed him bonding with his mother and speaking to Mr. Porter about his struggles and how he’s trying to change. We also got to see much more of Bryce’s family life, which was very sad and broken. We found out that Bryce’s father was not really in the picture very much, especially before his death, and he actually had a mistress and a 12 year old daughter with her. I think that Bryce really did want to have a relationship with his father, but his father couldn’t care less. Throughout the season, we saw that Bryce was trying to make amends with those that he felt he hurt in the past. This included Jessica, Tony, Tyler, and Alex. We got to see that he actually got sort of close to a couple of these people at one point. Tony even let Bryce listen to Hannah’s tapes because he never had a chance to. When Bryce told Tony that he wanted to speak to Hannah’s mom, I knew it was a bad idea. If I were Hannah’s mom I would never want to see or hear from him for the rest of my life. We only saw a couple scenes of Bryce at Hillcrest, but we did see that Bryce was being bullied a bit, and that he was struggling to make friends, which only added to his loneliness. Ani was really one of the only ones to see Bryce for who he was deep down. On the other hand, Clay still couldn’t stand him and he got jealous quite a bit when it came to Bryce and Ani’s relationship. While watching the last episode, I thought that Bryce’s death was going to be brutal and one of those disturbing scenes that the show always adds in the season finales, and although it was brutal, I was not really expecting this kind of death. I thought that it was going to be an actual murder, but it turns out that Zach beat up Bryce to the point where he couldn’t walk and he threw his phone in the water. When Alex and Jessica showed up, Bryce asks for them to help, but Jessica is still furious with him. He gave them a tape that we later found out was an apology to those that he had hurt. Alex helped Bryce stand, but he sees the fury in his eyes and he heard him saying that he wanted to kill Zach. Alex ended up pushing Bryce into the water and since he had a broken leg and arm, he quickly drowned. Like Monty, I don’t believe Bryce deserved to die. Yes, he definitely had some things to try to make up for, and he still needed to work on becoming  a better person, but his death was tragic because we knew he was really trying to change. This season had the audience sympathizing with the characters we did NOT want to sympathize with. It showed viewers that sometimes those who bully and hurt others are bullied or hurt themselves (often at home).

And lastly, I wanted to talk about what I believe we may see in season 4. I am going to be honest, the last episode was not as exciting as I was hoping it would be. I feel like we weren’t left with any major cliffhangers or any crazy events that were happening. It really seemed like this could have been the last season, but we already know a season 4 is coming. I am not even sure what they are going to be able to make the next season about, but there were a few things that happened that could potentially become major plotlines in season 4. First, the bag of guns that was found in the river. Earlier in season 3, we saw that Tony and Clay “took care of” Tyler’s guns. We never found out what that meant until we saw the last episode. A fisherman found a bag of guns in the river, so this could possibly become important next season. Next I wanted to talk about the scene where Ani was telling Deputy Standall that Monty killed Bryce. Somehow, I think that he knew his own son killed Bryce. The tire marks of Alex’s mom’s car and the limping made it pretty clear that it was Alex. Since it was his own son, he decided to protect him and close the case with the final statement being that Monty killed Bryce. Deputy Standall burned Alex’s clothes that he wore the night that Bryce died. I am not really sure why Alex still had the clothes or why he gave them to his father, but I think that if anyone were to find out the truth, Deputy Standall could lose his job and Alex could get in serious trouble.  The last scene is one of the more important ones that I feel could become a big deal in season 4. In the last episode, Ani walked out of Monet’s and talked to Winston. We could see that he was upset that she pinned the murder on Monty because he knew that Monty was with him. I think that Winston might talk to the police next season and try to find out who really killed Bryce.

Overall, I do think that this was a great season. There were certain parts that I felt were a bit unnecessary, but I am very curious as to what season 4 will be about! I know this post was pretty long, but I wanted to make sure I mentioned the most important parts! Let me know what you thought of season 3 in a comment below, and tell me what you think season 4 will be about! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog, and share with your friends! Thank you for reading!