Beauty Tips

Prom Makeup How-To!

06 May, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

It's prom season and everyone is getting dolled up for the big night! Read our step-by-step on how to get this look!



1. Apply Primer All Over Lid
Apply Primer from the inside corner of the eye to the outside corner.  Reaching from the lash-line to the eyebrow.

2. Apply Primary Eyeshadow
Apply Pearl Grey Eyeshadow all over lid.

3. Apply Secondary Eyeshadow
Apply Graphite Eyeshadow to the outside corner of the eye blending with the Green Eyeshadow to avoid harsh lines and create a smokey effect.

4. Apply Highlight Eyeshadow
Along the eyebrow line apply Cream Dust Eyeshadow as a highlighter.

5. Apply Eyeliner
Apply Pencil Eyeliner to top and bottom lash line.

6. Apply Blush

Along your cheek bones apply Kiss of Peach blush.

7. Apply Lipstick
With a lip brush, apply Metro Red Lipstick to lips.


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Share your prom looks with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Tag @ShopFancyFace and use #FancyFaceCosmetics so we can see!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

Tips To Go Green!

22 April, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Happy Earth Day everyone! In celebration of our awesome planet we put together 5 ways you can Go Green and help the Earth!



1. Carpool/Ride Your Bike
Whether you're commuting to work or school find a way to cut down on air pollution.  Carpool with friends, walk, ride your bike, or utilize public transportation.  The less cars on the road = less air pollution and a better planet!

2. Recycle!
Sometimes we just forget and throw a piece of paper or a plastic water bottle in the garbage.  Put a recycling bin next to your garbage at home and/or at work to remind yourself next time to recycle instead of throwing something out.

3. Shorten Shower Times
Fun Fact: For every 2 minutes you cut from your shower time, you save more than 10 gallons of water.  If everyone in the country saved just one gallon from their daily shower, over the course of the year it would equal twice the amount of freshwater withdrawn from the Great Lakes every day.  That's a lot of water!

4. Turn Off Electronics When They're Not In Use
Invest in a power strip that allows you to turn it on and off.  Plug your electronics into it.  When you're not using those electronics simply turn the power strip off! It's really easy and prevents phantom electrical draw.

5. Invest In Reusable Cups and Totes
You can get them literally at any grocery store.  Spend a little extra cash and get yourself a travel coffee mug and reusable tote.  Some stores will even give discounts if you bring your own bag or cup.




XOXO,
The Fancy Girl


Eyebrow Shaping Tips

16 April, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Eyebrows are trending right now! We've compiled a list of five tips to help you perfectly shape yours!



1. Decide on your eyebrow shape:  First and foremost, before you do anything decide on your eyebrow shape! Make sure to choose a shape that works with the shape of your face and looks flattering on you! Remember not to stand too close to the mirror when shaping, because you don't want to accidentally shape uneven brows! Take a step back so you can get the whole picture.  Step in once the shaping is done to get those pesky strays.

Pro Tip: Use concealer or a white eyeliner pencil over the hairs you wish to remove.  This way you won't accidentally remove too much.

2. Invest in good tweezers:  If you opt for the cheaper tweezers you might break the hair or the tweezer will slip off when removing the hair.  Invest in a good pair to save you time and unnecessary pain while tweezing.

3. Trim:  Sometimes you tweeze away the hairs that just need to be trimmed.  Trim the longer hairs to save you from potentially removing too much hair.

4. Clean the top:  Make sure you don't forget to tweeze above the top arch of your eyebrow.  This will make your eyebrow shape look more defined and cleaner.

5. Fill:  Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows.  Make sure you're choosing a pencil that matches your brow color so it looks more natural.

Have an eyebrow shaping tip that we didn't share? Let us know in the comments!

XOXO,
The Fancy Girl

Get this look!

02 April, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Ever see a look in a magazine, online, or during a fashion show and wonder how that look was achieved? Below we have provided a step-by-step guide on how to get one of our favorite looks!


Apply Primer All Over Lid
Apply Primer from the inside corner of the eye to the outside corner.  Reaching from the lash-line to the eyebrow.

Apply Primary Eyeshadow
Apply Green Eyeshadow all over lid.

Apply Secondary Eyeshadow
Apply Graphite Eyeshadow to the outside corner of the eye blending with the Green Eyeshadow to avoid harsh lines and create a smokey effect.

Apply Highlight Eyeshadow
Along the eyebrow line apply Cream Dust Eyeshadow as a highlighter.

Apply Blush
Along your cheek bones apply Kiss of Peach blush.

Apply Lipstick
With a lip brush, apply Fruit Punch Lipstick to lips.



Have you tried this look? Share with us! Post a picture on Instagram and tag us @shopfancyface and use #FancyFaceCosmetics so we can see!


XOXO,
The Fancy Girl


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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




 

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