Hello, everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Real life swallowed me whole for awhile, but I’m back with a vengeance and ready to show you some products I’ve been lusting after the past monthish.
If you’ve noticed the make up work lately, balm stains have taken over the world. There’s matte, they’re lacquer, there’s kissable balm. If you are looking for a moisturizing way to stain your lips, just walk into your local CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, or really, ANY store to find what you’re looking for. When there are so many different options, it may be hard to narrow down who is the Queen of the Balm Stains and who is just a runner up contender. Today at Fair and Fancy Free, we’ll be comparing three of the most hyped brands of balm stains in the following brands: Revlon, NYC, and Wet & Wild
If you’re looking to find out which brand comes out on top, read more! You might even find the first giveaway from Fair and Fancy Free at the very end!
This time on Rose Buds or Thorns, we’re going to be looking at a few new products at the drugstore. If you’re anything like me, the endcaps of aisles in places like Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, and Target suck you in almost like you’re magnetized to the area. All the shiny new displaced with their (mostly) untouched products call to me unlike any other. I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed, but a lot of drugstores like the Rite Aids and Walgreens of the world are now supplying customers with a tester that allows you to test the product before committing to the purchase. For sanitary reasons, never put these on your face, but go crazy with swatching your hand or your wrist to see how they’d work for you. Over the past two weeks, I’ve accumulated an unnecessary amount of new stuff that I can’t wait to talk about with you guys! This week’s spotlight is on Revlon’s Photoready SkinLights, Covergirl’s new Bombshell Intensity Liner, e.l.f’s Studio HD Blush, and a surprise appearance by Maybelline’s new Color Elixir balm gloss. Continue reading
On my never-ending quest to spend as much money (that I don’t have) at Sephora as possible, I picked up the Buxom Serial Killer gift set. The five miniature shades of Buxom’s Full Bodied lipsticks clock in at .04 oz each for $32 dollars. These are currently on sale at my Sephora for $22, but I assume they’re going fast because I picked up the very last set. Sephora’s website says that these lipsticks will plump (√ - yup!) and moisturize (√ – yup!). After trying on all five lipsticks, my lips desperately needed the moisture.
If you’re interested in what these little babies look like and the final verdict, keep reading on to find whether these products are rose buds or unnecessary thorns. Continue reading
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Coming up this week: Primer Battle (see how new primers compete with standard favorites) and a eyeslipsface haul!
My skin goes through strange ups and downs. Before my love affair with my Clarisonic Mia 2, my skin was a mess of dead skin and acne. I still get the flair ups (which you’ll see in a minute) but they’re few and far between from where I used to be! I thought this would be a great opportunity to show you my (current) daily evolution of make up from start to finish with miniature reviews of the products that I’ve used. Are you ready to see me AGAIN with no make up? Here we go…
So, there’s nothing I like better than experience an extreme before & after when I get ready every day. I have acne-prone skin with plenty of red areas that I need to conceal. For my first post, I figured there would be no better way to welcome everyone to Fair and Fancy Free than to strip off all of my make up and show you what I really look like.
Yikes! Look at that before & after. Want to know what products I used?
Face: (Moisturizer) First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, (Eye Cream) Origins GinZing, (Foundation) Covergirl 3-in-1 in Ivory, (Cheeks) Mac Mineralized Blush in Gentle, (Concealer) Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light, (Highlighter) Benefit Watt’s Up!, (Powder) Rimmel Stay Matte in Translucent
Eyes: (Base) Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in Pearly Taupe, (Lid & Crease) Urban Decay Naked 1 & 3, (Highlight) Bare Minerals High Shine Eyeshadow in Ice, (Eyeliner) Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, (Mascara) Too Faced Better Than False Lashes System
Lips: Rimmel Moisture Renew in Rose Blush, Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dolly, a SMALL amount of YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Fuscia in Excess
If you’ve found me from Instagram or randomly searching the web, welcome! I hope you stick around to see what I have in store because I have lots of plans for awesome posts in the future. This is the end of my first, but here’s a question for you: What’s your favorite part of doing your make up? Eyes, lips, foundation? Let me know!