Ready, Set, Tone!

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!
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Foundations for Dark Skin

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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.

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The Art of Co-Washing

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It’s been so long since I’ve done a hair post! I’m still on my journey to waist length and I must say things are going pretty darn well. At the moment, I’m about 3-5 inches away so fingers (and toes) crossed I hit my goal by fall! Since I’ve embarked on my hair journey I’ve learned a lot of different techniques to nourish and protect my precious strands. One of my favorites has been co-washing. It works wonders for keeping my hair moisturized and frizz free!

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Refresh Those Cuticles With Beauty Oils!

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Happy Monday! As I’m getting ready to get my nails done I thought I’d share a quick nail tip! Remember those beauty oils I was telling you about? Well they’re not all just for skincare. Some make for a great cuticle oil too! Continue reading

Grow Your Lashes and Brows Naturally!

 

For years women have been pouring castor oil onto their luscious locks for it’s excellent healthy hair growth properties. Castor oil has been proven to promote healthier and thicker hair growth so it’s no surprise beauties started putting the wonder oil on their brows and lashes too! I’ve been using castor oil on my lashes and brows for the past couple of months and I definitely can spot the difference! My brows have gotten slightly longer and much thicker. I’ve always had barely there brows and now I know how to effectively grow them out! It works so well my mom has even taken notice. She was shocked by how much fuller my brows had gotten so quickly. I also noticed a dramatic change in my lashes. I’ve been wearing individual lash extensions for a few years now and when I remove them I end up taking off some of my natural lashes as well. After a while, this left my lashes a bit sparse and very short. My lashes have gotten considerably thicker and much longer since I’ve laid off the lash extensions and got on the castor oil train. If you don’t believe me  try it for yourself! Your brows and lashes will certainly thank you for it!

My Deep Conditioning Routine

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The best way to keep your hair healthy is to keep it moisturized. There’s plenty of ways to infuse moisture into your dry strands but the easiest and most effective way is through deep conditioning sessions. All you need is a little conditioner and time and your hair will feel luxuriously soft and plenty moist!

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My Deep Conditioning Routine

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The best way to keep your hair healthy is to keep it moisturized. There’s plenty of ways to infuse moisture into your dry strands but the easiest and most effective way is through deep conditioning sessions. All you need is a little conditioner and time and your hair will feel luxuriously soft and plenty moist!

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