Month: August 2015

Fancie Faves

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer, Milani Matte Beauty Color Statement Matte Lipstick, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Makeup Remover, Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask, Urban Decay Bittersweet Revolution Lip Gloss, Maybelline MasterPrecise Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Goodbye August, hello September! I’m not all too excited about winter nipping at my butt anytime soon but I am getting a teeny tiny bit excited for the oversized, warm comfy sweaters and boots that fall brings. And the vampy lipsticks and new collections! Fall always means new makeup. Don’t argue just accept it. There’s so many new products and collections right around the corner (plus holiday) that I’m trying to use up everything in sight to help make room. Here’s what I reached for the most this month:

August Empties!

Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover, Vichy Purete Thermale Cleansing Micellar Solution, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream, NARS Amande Radiant Creamy Concealer

Believe it or not, every now and then I actually finish up some stuff! For normal people, this is no big deal but once you start to collect beauty products like stamps it gets harder and harder to finish up stuff. I guess August was just a really good month for me because I managed to polish off a handful of skincare and makeup goodies. Yayyyy!


Bobbi Brown Bronzers for Dark Skin

Bobbi Brown Aruba, Dark, Deep, Bali Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Alright dark skin divas, this one’s for you! I still can’t believe how hard it is to find certain products for dark skin these days but I’m relieved that things are getting a little bit easier. More and more brands are broadening the spectrum to include darker complexions but there’s also a few brands who have been playing fair for quite some time. Like my new home, Bobbi Brown.

I’ve really slept on Bobbi! I’m sure a few of you ladies have, too. So I’m going to share a series of WOC friendly products you can find at your local Bobbi Brown counter. Starting with the hardest product to find for dark skin: bronzers:


Back to School Giveaway!

Fancieland Back to School Giveaway

Annnnnd it’s giveaway time! I know a lot of you are getting ready for the upcoming semester and I want to send one of you lucky foxes back to school in style with some new makeup goodies. You’ll be covered from your eyes, lips and cheeks to create a brand new look for school that’ll set the tone for the rest of the year. It’s the least I can do for ya!


My New Healthy Skincare Regimen by Murad

Murad Essential-C Healthy Skin Regimen

A little while ago, the wonderful Danielle from Style and Beauty Doctor hosted a Murad skincare giveaway and I won. Woohoo! I’ve been on quite the skincare kick lately so I was pumped to finally get a chance to try this popular (and pricey) line that I’ve heard so many great things about. The prize was a Murad Healthy Skincare Regimen Set which included deluxe samples of a cleanser, peel, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and a bonus Invisiblur Perfecting Shield which has received nothing but rave reviews. I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot!


Bobbi Brown Greige Intense Pigment Liner Swatches

Bobbi Brown Midnight, Black Plum, Forest Intense Pigment Liner

It’s not often that I see liner palettes, so when the new Intense Pigment Liners arrived from the limited edition Greige Collection I was all up in it! Eyeliner isn’t as fun as lipsticks and highlighters but they’re essential for defining the eyes which are the windows to the soul, you know.

Thanks to Bobbi, lining and defining your eyes is now easy and convenient with these nifty little Intense Pigment Liners. You can create a clean a crisp line — like a regular ol’ tightline or a glammed up cat eye. Or you can kick things up a notch and rock an intense smudged, smokey eye. The choice is yours! There’s 3 palettes featuring neutral shades from brown to green to blue that can be used wet or dry including:


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

NARS Panic Dual Intensity Blush Duo

Happy hump day! I don’t know about you guys but it’s been so gloomy here all week and I’m dying to pick up my spirits with a little pink. Michigan weather is crazy weird. We went straight from beautiful 90º summer weather to a chilly fall breeze with almost no sun in sight in a matter of days. So I’m looking to brighten my day up with a little pink blush and lipstick a la NARS today.

MAC Brooke Candy Collection Available Tomorrow!

mac - brookecandy1

This is definitely the year of MAC collaborations. It seems like MAC has teamed up with someone new every other month to push yet another limited edition release on us. How exhausting! The current flavor of the month is Brooke Candy, a fierce and famous singer and rapper. I’ve never heard of this chick before buuuuut this is one sick promo pic so I’m intrigued to listen to a few of her tracks and maybe order a lipstick from her tiny collection. Check it out!