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 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

Urban Decay Naked 3 Is Here!

If you weren’t feeling Naked enough after the first two palettes then get ready to indulge in Naked 3! Urban Decay has released another version of the popular Naked palette series featuring 12 brand spanking new pinky toned eyeshadows. You know what they say. Third time’s a charm right? Take a look!

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Is Here!

If you weren’t feeling Naked enough after the first two palettes then get ready to indulge in Naked 3! Urban Decay has released another version of the popular Naked palette series featuring 12 brand spanking new pinky toned eyeshadows. You know what they say. Third time’s a charm right? Take a look!

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