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Bare Minerals Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Serum Review

Bare Minerals Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Serum Review

A good moisturizer is a great start if you really want to start taking better care of your skin. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch and really target those skin concerns, though, you’re going to need a good serum to go along with your moisturizer. Serums are formulated with stronger, more potent ingredients as well as larger doses of essentials oils and such for deeper penetration and nourishment. Basically, they’re essential for keeping your complexion clear and healthy!
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My Top 5 MAC Brushes

MAC 129, 168, 159, 286, 209 Makeup Brush Review

Happy Monday! I know you’re dreading the start of yet another work week but at least I’m here to brighten your dreary Monday with a little MAC love. Last time, we dove into some of my favorite coral lipsticks and favorite highlighters from MAC so I figured I’d keep the faves train going and share my top 5 MAC makeup brush picks. Who couldn’t use a good makeup brush or two?

MAC has been in the makeup game for decades so it’s no surprise that their brushes are arguably still considered to be top of the line for professional makeup artists. When I first started buying MAC brushes I was nowhere near close to being a professional. However, I loved the quality of MAC’s brushes and how well they applied and blended my makeup. Like a good pair of shoes, a good set of makeup brushes can truly help a girl conquer the world! Here’s a peek at my top 5 MAC brushes:
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Fancie Faves 

Fancie Faves: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Spray, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Too Faced Hanvgover Replenishing Primer Review

Happy April! I know I’m a couple days late but the start of a fresh, new month is always a cause to celebrate. Especially when it’s pushing us that much closer to summer. Yaaaaas! Besides sunny skies and fun vibes, I’m pretty pumped about April because there’s a ton of new products and collections rolling out right now and it’s got me bouncing off the walls. You know I’m all about enjoying new makeup!

I actually spent a great deal of March exploring new makeup too. After the dust from the holiday madness finally settled, brands started pumping out stuff left and right and I felt like Ash on a never-ending quest to catch them all. Obviously, I failed, because keeping up with every release is just obsessive. However, I did manage to try a handful of new products that turned out to be so amazing that I’m still reaching for them constantly. Here’s a peek at all the products I loved last month:
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Is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit Gold or Garbage? 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit Review Swatches on Dark Skin

Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for dropping hot gems on us every release so it’s not surprising that makeup junkies flock to her new products the second they’re available. After dropping 5 beautiful Glow Kits, Anastasia and daughter Norvina, whipped up a 6th one for holiday: the Ultimate Glow Kit. The internet exploded when the teaser pictures and videos went viral showcasing Anastasia’s latest shimmering Glow Kit. It was such an exciting makeup moment!

That is…..

Until the reviews started pouring in and die hard Glow Kit fans realized that the Ultimate Glow Kit was nothing like the classic Glow Kits we’ve come to know and love. The Ultimate Glow Kit didn’t have that buttery soft, smooth texture or subtle, natural sheen like the Glow Kits before it. Instead, the Ultimate Glow Kit featured a chunkier, more gritty texture loaded with glitter for a metallic glow.
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My Favorite MAC Highlighters 

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Shape the Future Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Magnetic Appeal Extra Dimension Skinfinish

I may not be a die hard MAC girl anymore but MAC will always hold a special place in my heart! That’s why I’m back with a double attack of MAC this Monday. I’ve already got you set with the coral lips for spring so let’s move on to some of the most popping highlighters MAC has ever released. Shall we?

Over the years, I’ve grown a serious addiction to MAC highlighters. The Extra Dimension Skinfinish ones to be exact. MAC describes their Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula as:

A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish.”

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5 MAC Coral Lipsticks for Spring

MAC Flamingo Lustre Lipstick, Sushi Kiss Satin Lipstick, Vegas Volt Amplified Creme Lipstick, Toying Around Satin Lipstick, Party Parrot Matte Lipstick

Happy MAC Monday, ladies! If you’ve been hanging around Fancieland since the beginning then you probably remember the days when I used to go stir crazy for MAC. I had to have every new lipstick in every new shade that would flatter me. Boy was that exhausting! I definitely don’t miss those crazy days of hunting down collections and lipsticks but part of me does miss the excitement that a new MAC lipstick would bring every time I popped the cap and smelled the sweet, warm vanilla scent. In an effort to hold on to that nostalgia I’ve put together a nice treat for you this MAC Monday. Starting with some coral lips for spring! 💋
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Get Sexy Bedroom Eyes with the NYX Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette!

NYX Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette First Impressions Swatches Dark Skin

When I first started blogging, I was all about drugstore makeup as I was just discovering and exploring the wonderful world of makeup. I soon switched over to the high end side once I felt myself getting the hang of things but I can’t lie. I miss drugstore makeup! There’s a lot of new products and collections rolling out that are mighty tempting. Tempting enough to say skip the high end splurge and get back to saving a couple bucks!

I already know some of you are over there thinking, “How can you go back to drugstore from high end?!” Simple. The quality of drugstore products has gotten way better. I’m talking leaps and bounds. I never in a million years thought I’d be comparing a drugstore eyeshadow palette to my beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. But the day finally came when I took a leap of faith with the NYX Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette.
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Everyday Eyes Made Easy with the Armani Eye Tints

Armani Eye Tints in 12 Gold Ashes, 21 Nude Smoke, 24 Fur Smoke Swatches on Dark Skin

The thought of liquid eyeshadow can be scary. Almost like applying foundation to your lids in an effort to create a masterpiece. I shudder at the thought. Trying to blend together foundation for a quick look just sounds daunting. Thank goodness liquid eyeshadows are totally different! I’ve been hooked on the Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadows for months (thanks Influenster!) because they’re insanely easy to use, quick and quite versatile. In fact, the Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadows have become my go to for creating quick, everyday smoky eyes.
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Skincare Sunday: Current Faves

Skincare Sunday: Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater, Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment, Clinique All About Eyes Serum

It’s Skincare Sunday loves! Every Sunday, tons of beauty junkies share their favorite skincare products or current routines on social media and I thought it would be a fun idea to swing it over here. Skincare is really starting to become a passion of mine so I’d like to start having a little more skin talk with you guys.

Who doesn’t want to look flawless without makeup? I know I do! And I know you do too, girl! That’s why I can’t bear to leave you hanging without sharing some of my skin secrets. So here’s a quick rundown of some new goodies that have quickly become my faves. Enjoy!
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Project BOMB: Iman Luxury Contour Trio 

Project BOMB: Iman Luxury Contour Trio Swatches on Dark Skin

Black History Month may be over but that doesn’t mean I can’t show my BOMBs some love! Even in 2017, you’d be hard pressed to find brands that cater to women of all skin tones. Especially the luscious chocolate ones. That’s why it’s so important to embrace, celebrate and support the brands that do. And what better what to do that than celebrate the #melaninmagic of brands created by black women themselves? Yaaaaaas, honey!
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