3 Bold Pink Glosses for Spring

3 Bold Glosses for Spring: NARS Place Vendome Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, Ruby Kisses Lively Hot Pink Lip Lacquer, LORAC Vixen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

Spring is in full force with summer right around the corner so why not celebrate with some poppin’ pink lips? This is definitely the perfect time of year to bust out those bold pink lip glosses that have been chilling in your stash all fall and winter. Pull ’em out girl! In honor of Pink Wednesday, I decided it would be a good idea to share a little pink gloss inspiration for you to get in the pink mood and really bring in spring the right way. ‘Cause we all know spring is all about those bold pinks!

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix Dropping Tomorrow!

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix

I don’t know about you but ColourPop is going to take all of my coins this year! It seems as if every time I blink, there’s a new collection or release that’s got me dying to place an order. It started with Karrueche’s KaePop Collection, Ultra Satin Lipsticks and Brow Colours. Now ColourPop is finally releasing a full line of Matte X Lippie Stix after teasing us with Trust Me and Poppin’. I missed out on Trust Me but I was able to snag Poppin’ as a free gift when ColourPop reached 2 million followers on Instagram. I ended up loving the formula (and bright pink packaging!) but was hesitant to share it with you guys because it was limited edition. Now I can’t wait to share Poppin’ with you guys because it’s making its way back (in regular packaging of course) as part of ColourPop’s new permanent line up of Matte X Lippie Stix. Woohoo! The Matte X Collection will be available online tomorrow so make sure you set a reminder because I’m sure these babies are going to sell like hot cakes the moment they’re released! In the meantime, here’s some swatches from CKey Beauty on Instagram to help you (and me!) plan out your cart once they’re available.

Will you be ordering any of the ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix?

My Secret Weapons for Brighter, More Even Skin

Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Murad Essential-C Day Moisture

Fighting those dreadful signs of aging is definitely high up on the skincare priority list but achieving a brighter, more even complexion is certainly right behind it! The only thing more annoying than dealing with fine lines, dullness and wrinkles is an uneven complexion marked with dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation (or dark spots) are common under the eyes, around the mouth and forehead for many people–myself included. For years, I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that dark spots were just a way of life because I had no idea that there was a way to diminish them. Boy was I wrong!

Through the years, I’ve been learning a ton more about skincare and I was shocked to learn how a simple tweak in your routine could transform the appearance and texture of skin. Even when it comes to dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation isn’t a skincare struggle we’re faced to deal with. It’s actually easy to treat and correct with the right products and lots of persistence. Less than a year ago, I introduced 3 new products to my skincare routine just to see what they were all about. After a few weeks of consistently using them I started realize a difference in the appearance of my skin. Not only was my complexion visibly brighter and more radiant but my dark spots were also beginning to fade leaving my skin looking more even and healthy. It would be totally selfish of me not to share my skincare secrets with you so I’m going to walk you through exactly how I achieved a brighter, more even complexion using my 3 secret weapons.


Fancie’s Summer Giveaway!

Fancieland Summer 2016 Giveaway

You guys know how much I love you right? You’re always so supportive and encouraging that it warms my heart on a daily basis to share my hauls, swatches and reviews with you. You guys are the best! I love ya so much that I’ve put together a small giveaway just to show a small token of my appreciation. It’s the least I can do to spread a little love and make you feel as warm and fuzzy inside as you make me feel. My summer giveaway will include:

  • Laura Geller Ballerina Baked Gelato Lace Illuminator in Ballerina
  • Tarte The Eye Architect Liner & Shadow in Copper/Champagne
  • Tarte The Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lipgloss in VIP
  • Philosophy Sugar Sprinkles Gloss


Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection Haul & Swatches

Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection

I usually have a love/hate relationship when it comes to limited edition drugstore collections because they’re often very enticing but oh so hard to find. However, it’s all love this time around when it comes to the new limited edition Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection. This collection turned out to be beautiful and easy to find. Win, win! I spotted a display at the first Walgreens I went to and immediately snatched up both of the highlighting powders and one of the liquid lipsticks. Part of me is dying to go back and grab more because the liquid lipsticks and cream highlighter sticks are still calling my name. The entire display was just so pretty!

How Cute Are These Makeup Bags?!

Walgreens Makeup Pouch Summer 2016

If you’re a makeup junkie like me then you probably like to carry around a handful of makeup in your purse at any given time. A million different glosses and lipsticks. Pressed Powder. Setting spray and lip balm here and there. That’s just how we roll! I used to just toss makeup in my bag in go way back when but now I prefer my purse to be a little more organized (or at least look the part) so I’ve developed a thing for makeup bags. Cute makeup bags to be precise. ‘Cause you can’t put pretty lipsticks and beat face essentials in a basic looking bag. No ma’am!

Thanks to AshBeautyBlog on Instagram, I was able to find the most adorable makeup bags at Walgreens that are pretty much dupes for the Breakups to Makeup bags at Sephora. I’ve yet to see the Breakups to Makeup bags in person so I can’t really comment on how the quality compares but what I can say is that these beauties are super cute, very spacious and crazy affordable.


NYX Honeymoon Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Review

NYX Honeymoon Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick

Lingerie looks sexy on the body and now NYX has found a way to make lingerie look sexy on the lips too. The new Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks are a seductive line of nude lipsticks in deep, sultry shades that aren’t your ordinary nude lipsticks. They’re a range of funky, sexy nudes that look great on light and dark complexions with a sexy edge that makes them irresistible to even the most natural nude lip lover. That’s why the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks have been consistently flying off the shelves at Ulta months after their release.


Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara Review

Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara

Milani is my go to brand for a good affordable lipstick, gloss or liner but for some reason I’ve never really thought to try their mascaras. I was actually quite surprised when I visited their booth at Ipsy’s Generation Beauty LA and received the new Lash Trifecta Mascara instead of one of their dazzling lippies that we all know and love. I’m always up for trying new products from brands I love so I was curious to see if the Lash Trifecta Mascara would live up to Milani’s usual high quality standards. I’m pleased to report that it does!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

There’s been a lot of big, new things happening at in the Prestige department at Ulta. One of the most exciting, hands down, was the recent expansion of Anastasia Beverly Hills to include her entire professional line of cosmetics online and in stores. Cue the hallelujah chorus! Anastasia Beverly Hills has made a name for herself in the makeup industry as a celebrity brow expert but she recently expanded her empire to include contour kits, concealer, lipsticks and more. All of which were a Macy’s exclusive for the past year. I love Macy’s (especially the shoe department) as much as the next girl but I was not pleased with the bulk of Anastasia Beverly Hills products being exclusive there because there’s only one Macy’s with an Impulse cosmetics section near me and it’s almost an hour away. I’m all for making a trip for good makeup but there was no way I was willing to make a road trip just to swatch and check out the rest of her products. Sorry, Anastasia. We’re not that cool.