Happy Monday! It’s such a lovely day here in Michigan that I can’t even think about the Monday blues. Especially not with this bright, fun manicure! I’ve been itching to bring out my extra bright nail colors and spring themed glitters. Now that it’s finally starting to feel like spring I’m ready to go all out! Continue reading
We’re all familiar with the age old saying, “You get what you pay for.” Sometimes it isn’t always true but when it comes to Chanel it’s pretty dead on. Chanel just screams luxury and the Pinceau Poudre Powder Brush #1 is as luxurious as any brush can be. Take a look!
Is it just me or is purple becoming the new black? I just can’t stop wearing it! Whether it’s on my lips or eyes I just can’t get enough. My current purple muse is the NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner and it’s just heaven in a stick. Take a look!
Bring on the brights, baby! MAC is heating things up this spring with Playland, a lovely neon themed collection. You guys know I’m ALL about bright, bold lippies so I’m just itching with excitement waiting for this release! I hope I can control myself when this releases in stores, April 17th, but I can’t make any promises. Take a look!
I’m all for saving a buck here and there but some things are really worth the splurge. Like these Shiseido Facial Cotton Wipes! I totally thought it was unnecessary to spend $10 on a pack of cotton wipes until I finally bit the bullet and tried them. The Shiseido Facial Cotton Wipes are incredibly soft and so gentle on the skin. Sometimes I have to put a little elbow grease into removing those super tough waterproof formulas which leaves my eyes feeling a little rough and abused afterwards. Not anymore! These wipes get the job done without any irritation and most importantly without any residue left behind. I noticed after I started using toner that most cotton balls (and pads too) left strings of cotton everywhere. I absolutely hated picking all the left over pieces off of my face. If you experience similar problems with cheapie cotton pads I highly recommend splurging on the Shiseido Facial Cotton Wipes. They’ll go nicely with your new toner!
A girl can never have too many brushes! Especially cheek brushes! I love to highlight and contour to add definition to my small, chubby face so I’m always on the hunt for a good cheek brush. One of my favorites is the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush. It’s such great quality and very versatile!
Have you ever wondered if your skin was completely clean after wash time? I sure have! There’s been quite a few times I felt like I was on top of my skincare routine but still suffered from breakouts. Breakouts can occur for a number of reasons like stress, environmental changes, hormones and more. One of the most common causes is that we simply aren’t cleaning thoroughly enough to unclog those pores. I had no idea how much dirt I was leaving behind until I started using a toner. It was shocking!
It’s no secret I love makeup and all things beauty. It’s just who I am! But the biggest reason behind Fancieland was to be a reference for women who looked like me. There are millions of beauty bloggers all over the world but there are so little who really understand the needs of women of color. Especially those of us with a little bit more pigment. It’s like we get overlooked in the beauty world. Not anymore! When I first started wearing makeup I struggled picking out foundations so I hope my foundation collection will help ladies like me find that perfect shade.
Since I’ve started blogging my makeup collection has grown ridiculously. I went from one little drawer in the bathroom to a full on lingerie chest overflowing with makeup! Like most makeup junkies I just haul stuff, love it for a few days and then toss it to the back of my stash where it often gets lost and forgotten. Lately, I’ve been going through my stash and falling in love all over again with my neglected makeup. Like this Tarte Elite LipSurgence Lip Tint! Continue reading