Beauty Tips

My Nighttime Skincare Routine

26 March, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

After a long day all you want to do is jump in bed and go to sleep, however, you can't do this without first properly taking care of your skin!  Below I have listed out my nighttime skincare routine.




Take off your makeup
This seems like a basic.  But sometimes people are feeling lazy and skip this simple step.  I love the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes to easily remove your makeup.

Use liquid makeup remover
If I'm wearing a lot of eye makeup I like to go back over my eyes with the Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover with a cotton ball.  This will get any excess makeup that the towelettes may have missed.

Cleanse! Cleanse! Cleanse!
Next I'll wash my face with my favorite facial cleanser, Burt's Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser.  This is an all natural cleanser and it smells fantastic!

Use a toner
After using a cleanser, I wet a cotton ball with a toner and apply to my face.  The toner removes remaining cleanser and helps close your pores.  I like to keep my cleanser and toner the same brand, so for this I use Burt's Bees Rosewater Toner.

Moisturize
Finally, I like to moisturize to keep my skin nice and hydrated.  I use the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer.


What is part of your nightly skincare routine?  Tell us below in the comments!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

Spring Break Fashion Faves!

18 March, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Spring Break season is here! Below we've put together a list of our must-haves for spring break!


1. Cute Cover Up

A necessity at the beach.  We love the Tassel-Trim Caftan from Victoria's Secret.


2. The Perfect Sunglasses

Cute, stylish and they provide full UV protection for when you're enjoying the sun! Get these Round Clubmaster Sunglasses in Tortoise from Target!


3. Big Hat

We love accessorizing with floppy hats! Get the Merona Floppy Hat with Bow from Target!


4. Add a Pop of Color!

Add a pop of color to your natural beach look with a bright red lip! Try our Metro Red Lipstick!



Happy Spring Break!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

Playlist To Get Ready To

11 March, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment



I was looking to create a new playlist to listen to while getting ready so I went around the Fancy Face Cosmetics office asking everyone's favorite songs.  After compiling the list I thought I should share it with everyone! Below is my latest "Getting Ready" playlist.

  • "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" - Whitney Houston
  • "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • "Sugar" Maroon 5
  • "Closer"Tegan & Sara
  • "Welcome To New York" - Taylor Swift
  • "P.Y.T." - Michael Jackson
  • "All The Pretty Girls" - fun.
  • "Animals" - Martin Garirx
  • "Holding On To You" - twenty one pilots
  • "Breaking Up My Bones" - Vinyl Theater
  • "Domino" - Jessie J
  • "Ain't It Fun" - Paramore
  • "Hummingbird Heartbeat" - Katy Perry
  • "I Can't Wait To Be King" - The Lion King Soundtrack
  • "Under The Sea" - The Little Mermaid Soundtrack
  • "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" - Mulan Soundtrack
  • "Love Is An Open Door" - Frozen Soundtrack
  • "Dancing Through Life" - Wicked Soundtrack
  • "Love Never Felt So Good" - Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake
  • "Nine In The Afternoon" - Panic! At The Disco
  • "Uma Thurman" - Fall Out Boy
  • "Come Together" - Echosmith
  • "Best Song Ever" - One Direction
  • "Shut Up and Dance" - WALK THE MOON
  • "Lips Are Movin" - Meghan Trainor
  • "Harlem" - New Politics
  • "OOPS!... I Did It Again" - Britney Spears
  • "Bye Bye Bye" - NSYNC
  • "Barbie Girl" Aqua
  • "Wannabe" - Spice Girls
  • "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
  • "Stay The Night" - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
  • "Jealous" - Nick Jonas
  • "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" - Elton John
  • "All You Need Is Love" - The Beatles
  • "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga
  • "Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera
  • "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore ft. Ray Dalton
  • "I Choose U" - Timeflies


Let us know in the comments what your favorite songs are to get ready to!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

04 March, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment



Items needed:

  • Makeup brushes
  • 2 clean hand towels
  • Shampoo



Frequency:
Ideally, you want to wash your brushes once a week.  However, if you seem to forget, once every two weeks is OK.


Steps:

  1. Wet brushes thoroughly under cold running water.  Make sure to wash larger brushes individually.

  2. Add 1-2 drops of shampoo directly to brush depending on their size.  Massage the bristles with your fingers and then rub the brush in a circular motion in the palm of your hand.  Wash each brush this way for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Rise brushes under cold water.  Make sure to rise thoroughly until there is no remaining soapy residue.

  4. Remove excess water from the brushes by gently squeezing the brushes from base to tip.  If excess water still remains, take a hand towel and fold it in half around the tip of the brushes.  Squeeze bristles from base to tip.

  5. Lay your second hand towel on your counter top and lay your brushes out to air dry



Tip:
Wash your brushes at night before you go to sleep.  This way they'll be dry and ready to use the next morning!


In the comments below, let us know what other beauty tips you would like to see!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

 

2015 Oscars Best Dressed

25 February, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

The 87th annual Academy Awards took place this past Sunday and we've complied a list of our top 5 dresses from the evening.

5.  Dakota Johnson wearing a red Saint Laurent column dress


4.  Lupita Nyong'o wearing a custom Calvin Klein Collection gown


3.  Anna Kendrick wearing Thakoon


2.  Jennifer Lopez wearing Elie Saab


1.  Reese Witherspoon wearing a custom Tom Ford gown




Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments who made your list!

XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

DIY Beauty Recipes

18 February, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Here are some of our favorite DIY beauty recipes for you to try!



For oily skin that tends to breakout try this Banana Honey Face Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 10 drops of lemon juice


Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, smash the banana and honey together
  2. Combine lemon juice and mix well
  3. Apply mask to face and leave on for 15 minutes
  4. Rise off with warm washcloth


For dry skin try this Avocado Orange Juice Face Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp avocado
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 50 milliliters orange juice
  • A few drops of essential oil, such as Chamomile


Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together in a small bowl
  2. Apply mask to face and leave on for 30 min
  3. Rise off with a warm washcloth




 

Perfect Look for Valentine's Day!

11 February, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Looking for the perfect look for Valentine's Day? This look is sure to impress! Follow the step-by-step guide to find out how to achieve the perfect smokey eye!



Step 1:  Apply Primer all over eyelid from lash to eyebrow.

Step 2:  Apply highlight shadow from inside corner of the eye and under the eyebrow.

Step 3:  Apply Black Eyeshadow to outside corner of the eye.
Pro Tip:  Start by making a sideways V and then blend in circular motions into the crease.

Step 4:  Apply Silver Eyeshadow all over lid and in crease, blending with Black Eyeshadow.



The Fancy Face Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette is on sale now for a limited time for only $39.95 and comes complete with the three eyeshadows listed above, Pre-Game Primer, Kiss of Peach Blush and Red Lipstain.  Click here to shop now.


Happy Valentine's Day!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

Make Your Own Nailpolish!

04 February, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Ever find yourself stuck and unable to find just the perfect nail color? Well you're in luck! Below are a few quick steps to make your very own custom nail polish!

  1. Pick an eyeshadow

    Create the best custom nail polish by turning to your makeup bag to find the perfect shade!

  2. Crush the eyeshadow

    Crush the eyeshadow of your choosing into a fine powder.  Remember to crush it up completely or else it will look chunky when you paint it on.

    Pro tip: put the eyeshadow in a sandwich baggie and use a rolling pin to crush the pressed shadow into a fine powder.  This will reduce mess.

  3. Make your own funnel

    Using a piece of paper and some tape, roll the paper to create your own funnel. 

  4. Pour eyeshadow into clear nail polish

    Pour your crushed up eyeshadow through the funnel and into your favorite clear nail polish.

    Pro tip: sometimes the eyeshadow will get a little jammed up while funneling through, use a tooth pick to help it along.

  5. Give it a little sparkle

    Add some sparkle to your nail polish by adding a little glitter in with your eyeshadow-nail polish concoction.

  6. Shake it up!
    Put the cap on (very important!) and shake up your new custom nail polish like you're dancing around your room to Taylor Swift. Ok, maybe that's just me. Shake it up until it's evenly mixed and then apply!


Once you make your own DIY nail polish, take a picture of it and tag us @ShopFancyFace and use #FancyFaceCosmetics so we can see!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

Skincare Tips For Winter

28 January, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Follow these five tips to keep your skin nice and hydrated this winter.

  1. Shorten Your Shower Time

    Long, hot showers can dry out your skin. Try to keep your showers under 10 minutes so you don’t lose moisture in your skin.


  2. Exfoliate!

    Remove dead skin cells by gently exfoliating.


  3. Slip Gloves On

    After moisturizing with your favorite lotion, slip cotton gloves on to help your skin absorb the moisture leaving you with super soft hands.


  4. Add a Little Honey

    Make your own hydrating scrub at home with honey and sugar. The honey reduces inflammation and the sugar helps with circulation.  This is great for drier patches of skin like your elbows.


  5. Don’t Forget The Sunscreen!

    Sunscreen in the winter seems silly, right? WRONG! Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean the sun can’t damage your skin. Remember to apply sunscreen daily.  I like to use a moisturizer with an SPF already built in. 

 

xoxo,
The Fancy Girl

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Getting Fancy Fast!

19 August, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Woman applying makeup

 

We all have those mornings where we just do not feel like getting up and starting the day, let alone putting on makeup. You can hardly even open your eyes enough to put on the eyeliner, and you’re feeling a little lazy and unmotivated – but you don’t want to completely forgo makeup altogether. In case you’re in that boat today or want to bookmark this page because this sounds all too familiar, here are some minimalistic makeup tips that will maintain your makeup routine without requiring you to go full out at 8 a.m.

BB Cream as Cover-up:
The overall application of cover-up can be the longest part of the makeup routine. From moisturizer, to concealer, to powder foundation, it’s no wonder we want to skip out on our makeup. To sum up this part of process, use a BB Cream. It’ll work as a moisturizer while applying a light layer of coverage. It also adds a healthy glow to give you a nice fresh-faced look.

Try: Fancy Face Cosmetics' BB Cream

http://www.fancyfacecosmetics.com/products/bb-cream

 

Strategic Contour
Applying bronzer in key areas can make all the difference in very little time. Just a swift sweep of the bronzer brush over your temples, along the sides of your face and right under the cheekbones is all it takes. Top your cheekbones with a lighter "shimmery" shade ans apply a pink or coral blush to the apples of your cheeks.  This will immediately strengthen your bone structure without the need to completely contour.

Try: Fancy Face Cosmetics' 10 color Blush Powder Palette

http://www.fancyfacecosmetics.com/products/10-color-blush-powder-palette

 

Easy smokey eye
On a lazy morning, a smokey eye is exactly the look you would opt out of. With all the different eyeshadow shades and eyeliner tricks, creating this look is too excessive. It doesn’t have to be though. You can create a simple daytime smoky eye by simply applying brown gel eyeliner on the top and bottom lash line. Then just use a smudging brush to create the hazy/smokey effect.

Try: Fancy Face Cosmetics' Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

http://www.fancyfacecosmetics.com/products/black-waterproof-gel-eyeliner

 

Eyelash Curler
Typically a step women tend to skip, curling your eyelashes takes all of a few seconds but makes all the difference. It opens up your eyes without the need to wrestle with fake eyelashes. All it does is simply enhance what is already there to make you look more awake and ready to start the day.

 

Bottom Lash Mascara
We love how eyeliner outlines and shapes our eyes. However, it does take a certain technique that we aren’t always up for in the early morning. To get the same eye-shaping effect, apply a quick layer of mascara on the bottom lashes. You already have the mascara brush out for your top lashes, what’s a quick swipe of the bottom ones?

Try: Fancy Face Cosmetics' LashOUT! Mascara

http://www.fancyfacecosmetics.com/products/best-waterproof-mascara

 

 

Bold Lip
If you’re going to go bare everywhere else on your face, commit to a bold lip. It’ll act almost as a distraction for the lack of other makeup. A girl with a bright colored lip immediately looks put together and ready to rock her day.

Try: Fancy Face Cosmetics' 10 Color Lip Palette

http://www.fancyfacecosmetics.com/products/10-color-lip-palette



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Nikki
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