12 Days of Lipmas: (Day 4) Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

Although we’re only five days away from Christmas, Lipmas is still alive and kickin’ at day number four! Too Faced Melted Lipsticks aren’t necessarily a new phenomenon – although there will be new shades coming out in the new year – but it is a rather new phenomenon to me. I already have one of the Melted lipsticks (Melted Fuchsia) but can’t seem to find an everyday way to wear the bright color. It’s one of those lipsticks I love but can’t love wearing to work everyday, so it often ends up Thanks to the 20% off coupon at Ulta, I was able to snag Melted Fig in hopes of making it a more every day color. Read on to see what the verdict is about this liquid lipstick!


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12 Days of Lipmas: (Day 3) bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick

Day 3 of 12 Days of Lipmas features a well known contender in the makeup world. Whether you know them by bareMinerals or Bare Escentuals, this make up line can be found in Sephoras, Ultas, and their brick and mortar stores around the United States. Famous for their more natural, mineral-based makeup, bareMinerals features everything from concealer to lipstick and everything in between. Their Marvelous Moxie lipsticks are one of their more popular items, and when I got my hands on a mini in the Give Me More Lip Set from Sephora, it was a no brainer that this would be one of the 12 featured this month.

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12 Days of Lipmas: (Day Two) Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Day Two of the 12 Days of Lipmas features Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. Kat Von D’s make up line has always been a favorite of mine, and her Tattoo Liner is my holy grail. From her Lock It foundation to Lovecraft Studded Lipstick – a cult favorite – Kat Von D seems like she can virtually do no wrong. I had high hopes when I picked up this liquid lipstick in Sephora’s 2014 Give Me More Lip set this past month. At a job where I am away from a mirror and constantly talking for nearly nine hours outside of the occasional bathroom break, a long lasting lipstick is a must for someone like me who is paranoid at the idea of feathering and fading. During one the busiest and most talkative times of year, I put Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw to a twelve hour test.


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12 Days of Lipmas: (Day 1) Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

It seems like a long time, no talk from Fair and Fancy Free. I could ramble on about how I was jet setting across the country or mingling with celebrities, but the truth was that my computer crashed and I lost everything with it. I’m back in action and the good news is that I have so much make up to review that there will be no shortage of posts here!

We’re kicking things off with the 12 Days of Lipmas, a post featuring a review of a new lipstick each day leading up to Christmas Eve. Day 1 starts off with highly talked about Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce.

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Rose Bud or Thorn: Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner

If you’ve been part of the make up community in the past several months, then you know Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-up Liner has been the talk of the town. Social media has been on fire and blogs have been anxiously anticipating the cousin of Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara.

Thanks to Birchbox, I was able to get my hands on the Push-up Liner and I have a lot to say about the gel-based eyeliner that is looking to revolutionize the way we make out cat eyes.

If you’re interested in knowing whether Benefit’s new liner is a rose bud or thorn, read on!

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The Quickie: CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Liner

Well oh hey there, guys. Long time no make up, huh? For the past month or so I have been nothing more than a blip on the make up radar, spending most of my time traveling from coast-to-coast. Los Angeles was amazing (and a great demonstration in how to keep your make up sweat proof, am I right?) and Charlotte was great, but I’ve missed being able to talk about my favorite subject. I am back with a make up vengeance and ready to get back into the swing of things. What better way to do that than to debut something new for Fair and Fancy Free: The Quickie. No, not that kind of quickie, but a quick review of products that I’ve been testing out. On today’s list: Covergirl Bombshell Eyeliner. Read on to find out my thoughts and opinions!

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Box Battles: Birchbox v. Ipsy (April 2014)

Image Birchbox and ipsy are two of the biggest beauty subscription boxes out there right now. For a monthly fee of $10 dollars (free shipping), you get anywhere from 4-5 beauty (and lifestyle) samples. How do they know what to send you? Both Birchbox and ipsy require you to fill out a beauty profile prior to receiving your first box. From skintone to style, these quizzes allow the stylists to curate your perfect box. If you decide your taste has changed, you’re always free to change your profile for different results! Both Birchbox and ipsy have loyalty programs; Birchbox has a points system where you receive 10 points for every item reviewed. When you receive 100 points, you have $10 to spend in the Birchbox Shop on fullsize, high-end items. Similarly, ipsy has ipsyPoints that you receive for reviewing items from your monthly ipsy bag and for sharing your bag on social media. After you’ve accumulated 1000 ipsy points, you can cash them in for a prize available.

With two very similar boxes and programs, you might be wondering how Birchbox and ipsy compare. I’ve received both April boxes, so let’s find out!

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