MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection

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The big summer collection is almost here! Every summer, MAC releases a bronze goddess themed collection with special packaging and this year’s is just lovely! Alluring Aquatic is filled with sparkling neutrals and creamy lip colors that’ll give you the perfect poolside look. Oh, and the packaging is to die for! Check it out!

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NARS Black Valley Eye Paint Review

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I try to tell myself I’m going to start wearing eyeshadow everyday but it never really happens. I’m just so lazy these days! All the patting, swiping and blending is just too much work for me sometimes. But you know what’s nice? A good ol’ sexy cat eye. I can do that all day, everyday baby! It’s just my thing. For quite some time I’ve relied on my trusty fave Yves Saint Laurent gel eyeliner but now there’s a new favorite in town. Meet the NARS Black Valley Eye Paint! Continue reading

NARS Adult Swim Collection for Summer 2014

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I’ve always been a NARS gal but the upcoming Adult Swim summer collection has me screaming, “Here NARS! Take my money!” Mr. Francois must be hard at work over there because this collection is just gorgeous. I want pretty much everything! I’m still trying to control my crazy impulse buying but all of that may fly right out the window when Adult Swim releases in stores next month. Have a peek! Continue reading

Sephora Chic Week Sale + Wishlist

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It’s finally here! I was getting a little antsy waiting for my VIB invite for Sephora’s Chic Week sale and it finally arrived yesterday. If you’re a VIB member you get to save 15% at all Sephora locations from April 3-April 11. To shop in stores you’ll need your pass so be sure to check your mailbox and email! If you’d rather shop online just use the code VIBTICKET at checkout. VIB Rouge members can already shop the sale right now with the code ROUGETICKET. Just a regular Beauty Insider? No problem! You still get to enjoy all the fun too! Starting April 4th, use the code TICKET or make your way to your local Sephora to get your haul on. Continue reading

Fancie’s Faves

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February definitely wasn’t the best month for me as I’ve spent most of it in bed sick. Boo you polar vortex and wisdom teeth! Most days I could barely stand to get dressed let alone put on any makeup so this month I focused more on pampering my skin instead. Although I didn’t glam up February the way I wanted I still managed to stumble upon some pretty awesome products that have become staples in my routine. Take a look!

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Look of the Night

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One of my New Year resolutions was to start posting more looks on my blog so it’s time to start delivering! I created this look a couple of weeks ago while heading out to a family dinner but I would still like to share it with you guys. It was very easy to create!

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Swatches & First Impressions

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Chocolate and makeup? Yes please! Too Faced is known for their frilly packaging and scented goodies. So it’s no surprise they’d release a Chocolate Bar themed eyeshadow palette that smells so delicious! I still haven’t used all 16 shades but my few experiences with this palette have been ever so delightful!

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Urban Decay Electric Palette Sneak Peek!

I’m not exactly sure when this colorful wonder palette will be available but the beauty world is buzzing over this new Urban Decay leak! Last year proved to be a really great year for Urban Decay with the Revolution lipstick line and Naked 3 palette release and the good times just keep rolling. Urban Decay seems to have a lot up their sleeves! One upcoming piece is the Electric eyeshadow palette filled with 10 eye popping bright shades that break away from the Naked haze we’ve been seeing lately. I know neutrals are still pretty hot but it’s nice to have a pop of color every once in a while! Word around the block is that Electric should be available sometime before this summer. Fingers crossed for sooner rather than later!

LORAC PRO Palette Review

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This review is so long overdue! I hauled the LORAC Pro Palette last year for my birthday and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since! Naked who? I almost completely abandoned my original Naked palette because the PRO palette is soo good! I’ve already made dips in several shades and actually hit pan on shadow. It’s become my go to palette!

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The packaging is simple yet chic. The PRO palette comes in an incredibly slim magnetic casing with silver accents. It’s very lightweight and easy to travel with. The LORAC PRO palette is one of the few eyeshadow palettes I pack with me for EVERY gig! It’s so portable and versatile! Inside you’ll find a nice sized mirror and 16 neutral eyeshadows in a variety of finishes from shimmer to matte. The top half of the palette is completely matte while the bottom half contains the more shimmery shades. I’m completely impressed with the color selection and the fact that there are just as many mattes as shimmery shadows. I prefer to keep the shimmer to my lid (and maybe brow bone) so it’s refreshing to have a palette that isn’t overrun by glitter.

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Now here’s where all the magic happens! All of the eyeshadows in the PRO palette are very pigmented, buttery and blend very well. Including the mattes! They’re some of the best matte shadows I have ever tried! Although the shadows are buttery soft I don’t get much fallout and they don’t feel powdery. Each shade is silky to the touch and easily picked up with both natural and synthetic hair brushes. Without primer I easily get over 8 hours of wear before I notice any fading. I do have drier lids though so oily gals will probably fare much better with a good ol’ primer underneath! On top of primer, these shadows have carried me through a long night and the next morning! LORAC definitely knows how to do eyeshadows! I honestly can’t think of one bad thing to say about the LORAC PRO palette. It has 6 more eyeshadows than the Urban Decay Naked palette and is $10 cheaper ($42). I just hate that the brand is being phased out of Sephora so it’s no longer available there. But there’s always Ulta and Nordstrom!

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White, Cream, Taupe, Light Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso and Black

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Nude, Champagne, Gold, Light Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple and Slate

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Collection

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The only thing I can’t resist more than limited edition MAC collections is bright, bold makeup and this collection is just filled goodies I can’t turn away from! To help break our winter weather blues MAC is gearing up to release A Fantasy of Flowers featuring pastels and brights galore. Whether you’re into spring themed eyes, lips, tips or cheeks you’re bound to find your perfect pop of color here! Check it out!

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