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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! ūüíč
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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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New NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Shades! 

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Confident, Bustier, Cashmere Silk, French Maid, Delicate Lust, After Hours, Cabaret Show Swatches on Dark Skin

Every year, NYX drops a ton of new products on us and you know 2017 is no different! In fact, NYX is coming even harder this year because they’re trying¬†hard¬†to transition themselves from a drugstore brand to professional brand. And rightly so because that’s a huge jump. So NYX has to come guns blazing to truly nail it. Which means brand new products and shades! Whoop whoop!

One of the many new releases NYX has up their sleeves this year includes the recent expansion of the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick lineup for spring. Some people hate them, some people love them. I happen to agree that they’re considerably drying but I obviously have a thing for the shades because I just can’t stop buying them. Damn you, NYX!
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Plant Kisses for Days with the NYX Liquid Suede Vault! 

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault Swatches on Dark Skin

Don’t you hate when you set out to do something and then you get too busy to follow through? That’s exactly what happened to me all throughout the holiday season. I intended to show you guys so much more from swatches to looks but holiday at Ulta was slammed and it left me tired and playing a nasty game of catch up well into the new year. Take for instance the lovely limited edition NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault that dropped during holiday. It featured a whopping 24 mini Liquid Suede lipsticks for just $50. Crazy good, right?!

Except for the fact that it took me about 2 months to really sit down to shoot, arm swatch and also lip swatch all 24 shades. Whew! Unfortunately, the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault is all sold out by now. However, I still wanted to share¬†all¬†these swatches with you because all of the shades are permanent and readily available (in full sizes of course) at Ulta. So I guess we’ll just consider this a NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick library to help you shop!
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NYX Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo Review

NYX Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo in Chestnut/Sand

When it comes to contouring, it’s almost always a “go hard or go home” kinda approach. Lots of kits and sets come pigment packed and ready to sculpt and highlight your face to the makeup gods with full coverage that takes some serious blending. Which is great if you’re into that super beat, chiseled look that most makeup junkies love. However, if you’re into a more soft, natural contour that’s suitable for everyday wear it’s easy to feel a little left out. Not anymore though!
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator Haul & Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills So Hollywood, Riviera Illuminator

Summer has come and gone but I’m still all about the glow, baby! All about it. Even though I have more than enough highlighters I still couldn’t talk myself out of binging on more this holiday season. Especially with all the good¬†value sets and sales I’ve been catching lately!

Like Anastasia Beverly Hills’ awesome Cyber Monday deal where you score a free A23 Brush for every Illuminator you buy. Part of me was really tempted to buy all 4 but I was able to ignore that part and just snag 2. Along with my 2 free brushes, of course. ?
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My Current Daily Skincare Routine

Morning Skincare Routine: Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream

Makeup will always be my first love but as I get older I’m starting to become more and more intrigued by skincare. A beat face is only as good as the canvas and lately I’ve been determined to make my face the best canvas ever. I’ve always had pretty clear skin but after working for Bobbi Brown I learned quite a lot about how to properly care for my skin and keep it healthy and clear.

As a result, I’ve beefed up my skincare routine quite a bit and if you follow me on Snapchat then you know it’s been working like a charm! So I figured I’d be a good beauty blogger and share the wealth by giving you a rundown on how I’ve been keeping my skin in tip top shape since I’ve last checked in.

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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:

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