Month: February 2016

ELF Berry Kiss Moisturizing Lipstick Review

ELF Berry Kiss Moisturizing Lipstick

Matte lips will always hold a special place in my heart but sometimes my dry lips can’t always handle how intensely drying they can be. Especially after a long day of talking at work. Every now and then, I like to switch it up from matte lips to creamier formulas like the new ELF Moisturizing Lipsticks. They’re exactly the breath of fresh air my parched lips have been dying for.


Eczema Struggles? Try This!

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Dry skin comes with its struggles all year round but things can get really bad once the winter rolls around. The cold temperatures, harsh winds and dry indoor heat can wreak havoc on dry skin and cause all sorts of nasty skin struggles. One of the most common (and annoying!) of winter skin struggles is eczema. Millions of people struggle with itchy, scaly and often irritating rashes of tiny bumps that can make life a living hell with no sign of relief in sight.

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you’ve probably seen my recent pics and videos of my extreme eczema flare up this winter. It seemed to come out of nowhere once I returned home from Gen Beauty and it spread pretty quickly from my arms, to my legs and even my face. Almost overnight, my skin went from perfectly fine to a burning, itching sensation that was flaking, peeling and red as a tomato. Ouch!


5 Masks for Glowing Skin

5 Masks for Glowing Skin: Formula 10.0.6 Get Your Glow On Skin Brightening Peel Mask, Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Mask, Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, GlamGlow Tinglexfoliate Treatment

January was all about glowing skin at Ulta but I’m about glowing skin all year round. During the winter, my skin starts to look dull, dry and lackluster so I like to up my skincare routine a bit. But it doesn’t stop there! A glowing, radiant complexion is also ideal for spring and summer too–which is quickly approaching. So I grabbed my current 5 favorite masks to help your skin radiate and glow like no tomorrow. Check it out!


Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette

There’s been a few makeup brands putting in overtime this year and Tarte is definitely one of them. First, Tarte dropped the insanely beautiful Tartelette in Bloom Palette. Then we started seeing sneak peeks of their upcoming Rainforest of the Sea Collection on Instagram that looks freakin’ amazing. And now the Tartelette Tease Palette has made its way to Ulta to make us lose our minds and coins. Damn you Tarte!

Smashbox X-Rated Mascara Review

Smashbox X-Rated Mascara

The eyes are the window to the soul so I love to dress mine up with flirty falsies and lots of mascara. It’s the Fancie way! My signature look includes a killer winged eyeliner, long lashes and a coat (or two) of mascara on my bottom lashes to make my eyes stand out and give them that girly doll eyed look. One of the latest mascaras to hit my stash is the new Smashbox X-Rated Mascara and although it doesn’t quite live up to its name I’m still feeling it. A lot.


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Becca Afterglow Palette

Oh, Becca. You sure know how to make a girl glow! There were a lot of holiday collections that caught my eye last year but Becca took the gold. Hands down. I ended up with pretty much her entire holiday collection because it was oh so beautiful and I’m a complete highlight freak. That’s why I ended up grabbing the Afterglow Palette before it disappeared from my local Ulta. It’s a lovely cheek palette that features 3 Shimmering Skin Perfectors and 2 Mineral Blushes all wrapped in pretty pink metallic packaging. Perfect for Pink Wednesday!

Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate Review

Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Before turning 25, my skincare routine was super simple. Just cleanser and moisturizer. Now I use everything under the kitchen sink because my skin doesn’t bounce back as easily as it used to. I could repeatedly fall asleep in my makeup without my face falling off the next day. Or spend days chilling in the sun without sunscreen (the horror!) or a care in the world about dark spots, fine lines or wrinkles. Long gone are those days. Sigh.

Now, I have a complex skincare routine that includes everything from masks to eye cream and even serum. Yes serum. Although I still look like a baby my dry skin is already starting to show some slight (yet majorly annoying) signs of aging like increased dryness and fine lines.


New Prestige Releases at Ulta!

New Prestige Releases at Ulta

There’s tons of things to love about working in the world of beauty but one of the best perks is all of the free goodies to play with. Hands down! Being a Prestige Manager at Ulta is a lot of hard work but receiving gratis goodie bags always makes it worth it. Especially when I get to try some of the hottest new products on the block!

January was all about glowing skin so I got to try a ton of new skincare goodies but this month is back to the makeup with tons of new releases for spring. There’s a new collection or product (or two or three) popping up every week this month so there’s lots of fun to be had in the Prestige department and you certainly don’t want to miss out!

Estee Lauder 410 Shameless Violet Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick Review

Estee Lauder 410 Shameless Violet Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick

It can be easy to write off a line thanks to one bad apple but sometimes it’s important not to judge so quickly. Last fall, I picked up 2 of the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Lipsticks and one of them, Extrovert, turned out to be a little rough. While I loved the color, the formula took a little bit of work to look its best. Which isn’t out of the norm for most vampy mattes but it was a little more than I bargained for at a $30 price tag.


Maybelline Spring 2016 Collection Now Available at Ulta!

Maybelline Spring 2016 at Ulta

It’s raining new products at Ulta and I’m going broke because of it! LOL I’m kidding. But I’ve definitely been hauling my butt off lately. Between all the new drugstore and prestige releases that have been coming back to back I’ve been losing my mind. It’s like I can’t catch up! The latest spring collection to catch my attention comes from Maybelline. Like NYX, Maybelline has whipped up a lot of new products. And they’re looking mighty nice!