The lamest post EVER.

I'm being one of those people. "I'm sorry I haven't been around much but life has been crazy busy." Of course its so much cooler and more awesome when I say it (insert side-eye to self). My son, Jude is turning ONE YEAR OLD tomorrow and we are having a big party for him on Sunday so I am running around with my head chopped off. 

To soften the blow, please enjoy this video montage of Jude's epic dancing skills.

Real talk, as soon as this party is over I will be back in action.



Sephora Holiday Sets: First Look

There are few things I love more in the beauty world than HOLIDAY SETS!!!
Here is a preview of my favorite sets that will be sold this holiday season at Sephora. Reasons I love gift sets like this so much: 1.It gives me the ability to try new products without committing to buying the whole thing.  2. I have so much makeup that I usually can't use an entire container of products before it spoils.

Sugar Plum Let It Glow! Set by Fresh $28

This set is all you need to create a complete, dazzling look. The nourishing lip moisturizer has a deep plum tint that's buildable for a sheer look or a rich pop of color and the Supernova Mascara is a glossy, jet-black formula that defines, thickens, and lengthens lashes in one clump-free coat. The Twilight Freshface Glow is a sheer illuminating cream that instantly imparts a stunning-yet-natural-looking radiance to all skintones. Finish it off with the Citron de Vigne Eau de Parfum, which is a sparkling scent inspired by France's Champagne region. -Sephora

This set contains:
- 0.15 oz Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
- 0.07 oz Supernova Mascara
- 0.17 oz Twilight Freshface Glow
- 0.05 oz Citron de Vigne Eau de Parfum 

Painted Love Lipstick Setby Kat Von D $28

Kat's Tattoo Chronicles Lipstick set is the perfect kit for pulling off a rockin' lip color for any occasion. These rich, long-lasting miniature lipsticks include two new colors to form a wide range of shades—from the perfect bold red to a stunning understated neutral pink. -Sephora

This set contains:
- 6 x 0.042 oz Lipsticks in Rosary, Underage Red, Cathedral, Hellbent, Lolita, Celebutard

Strike it rich with Benefit's new Maggie & Annie Collection, Femme Metale "precious metal" eye makeup kit. With three luxe metallic eyeliners and creaseless cream shadows, you can mix and match to create endless glam! -Sephora

This set contains: - 3 x 0.16 oz Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows in Platinum (metallic white), Plum-ing For Gold (metallic plum), and Taupe-aztic (metallic golden beige) - 3 x 0.04 oz Eyeliners in Blinged (silver), Gem-N-Eye (golden olive shimmer), & Steel Her Date (steal blue shimmer). 


Eau Girl puts Sephora's favorite, most wanted women's fragrances in one box—so you get a scent-sational set for one sweet price. -Sephora

This set contains:
- 0.24 oz Michael Kors Very Hollywood Eau de Parfum
- 0.14 oz Clean Eau de Parfum
- 0.5 oz Calvin Klein euphoria Eau de Parfum
- 0.5 oz Givenchy Very Irresistible Eau de Toilette
- 0.24 oz Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Parfum
- 0.17 oz Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette
- 0.17 oz Gucci Flora Eau de Parfum
- 0.24 oz Tocca Cleopatra Eau de Parfum 

LORAC's Hollywood Insider Collection $39.50

LORAC's Hollywood Insider Collection is the exclusive set of the season and your all-access pass to Celebrity Makeup Artist Carol Shaw's Red Carpet beauty tips and tricks. Carol handpicked her favorite LORAC must-haves for this essential makeup collection that contains Perfectly Lit in Spotlight, Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage, Baked Matte Satin Blush in Hollywood, Special Effects Mascara, and the exclusive Bronzed Bombshell Eye Shadow Trio. Get behind the scenes beauty with LORAC's Hollywood Insider Collection! -Sephora

This set contains:
- 0.34 oz Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight (warm beige)
- 0.17 oz Baked Matte Satin Blush in Hollywood (bronzed rose)
- 0.1 oz Bronzed Bombshell Eye Shadow Trio in Sand/Serenity/ Bronze
- 0.35 oz Special Effects Mascara
- 0.17 oz Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage (light neutral beige)

Stila Lip Glaze - Twinkle Set $20
This set features three new Stila Lip Glaze hues and one best-selling shade. Your pout is sure to get glossier and sexier with high-shine color! -Sephora

This set contains:
- Grapefruit (shimmering pink)
- Mauvelous (mauve with iridescent shimmer)
- Pinkle Twinkle (pink with pink shimmer)
- Cherry Pie (red with pink shimmer) 

Laura's Secrets Volume 1 - Flawless Lips $59

Exclusively at Sephora, this kit includes all the lip essentials needed to create a standout pout. Laura lets you in on her secret to healthy, gorgeous, flawless lips in an instant. The kit includes Lip Balm SPF 20, Lip Pencil in Chestnut, Lip Stain Quad in Mocha, Shy Pink, Sugar Violet, Mulberry, Lip Glacé in Pink Diamond, Double-Ended Lip Colour Brush, and Step-By-Step Instructional Insert in a brown cosmetic bag. -Sephora

This set contains:
- 4 x 0.05 oz Lip Stains in Mocha, Shy Pink, Sugar Violet, and Mulberry
- 0.159 oz Lip Glacé in Pink Diamond
- 0.12 oz Lip Balm SPF 15
- 0.039 oz Lip Pencil in Chestnut
- Double-Ended Lip Colour Brush 

Carol Shaw created LORAC'S Close-Up Eye Tutorial to give you all the tools you need to easily create any eye look you desire. In these simple steps, she shares her professional makeup tips that will take you from Real Life to Red Carpet by teaching you how to create a soft natural eye, a sexy cat eye, and her signature smokey eye. This kit contains Carol's favorite must-have products (all full sized) and everything you need to do makeup like a pro - Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star, Front Of The Line PRO Eyeliner in Black, Special Effects Mascara in Black, Double Ended Blending/ Smudging Brush and an Eye Tutorial Booklet with removable instructions that cling to your mirror. Remember that practice makes picture-perfect. Here's to all eyes on you! -Sephora

This set contains:
- 0.53 oz Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
- 0.15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star
- 0.35 oz Special Effects Mascara in Black
- 0.02 oz Front of the Line PRO Eyeliner in Black
- Double Ended Blending/ Smudging Brush

 Sephora by OPI's Rocker Chic Mini Collection $18

The Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic collection adds a tough-and-trendy edge to the typical neutral color palette seen every fall. These long-wearing, chip-resistant colors draw inspiration from the fearless and impassioned women who live for rock and roll. -Sephora

This set contains:
Four petit nail polishes in Fiercely Fabulous, Just a Little Dangerous, Already Famous, and Go My Own Way.

Tarina Tarantino's Must Have Gift Set $54

Get gorgeous, the TARINA TARANTINO way. Eye Dream Hypershadow is an exclusive, pressed-eyeshadow formula with high-intensity pigment payoff. Gem Gloss offers ultralight, high-shine, low-tack gloss that delivers true, even lip color. Fleur De Lash is a superior mascara formula that dramatically thickens and lengthens lashes. A Tarina-pink pouch puts a finishing touch on this irresistibly giftable set. -Sephora

This set contains:

- 2 x 0.09 oz Eye Dream Hypershadow in Trim and Cuff
- 0.14 oz Gem Gloss in Cabochon
- 0.47 oz Fleur De Lash in Black Opal
- pink pouch


Coral Crush

I wanted to share my newest (and current favorite) drugstore lipstick color! It is Maybelline's Color Sensational Lipstick in "Coral Crush". 
 I looked at it a few times before deciding to buy it BUT I couldn't get it out of my head, so the purchase was justifiable (Right?). Plus, it only cost me $5 at Target.
Here is a close up to give you a better idea of the shade:

Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend! I had an incredible morning/afternoon doing (beautiful blushing bride) Ashleigh's makeup for her big day. 
I love weddings, I wish I could do makeup on brides everyday!!!


My Husband Ain't Gonna Like This.

Happy Sunday everyone!

So, last night I'm having a couple cocktails with some girlfriends when my bestie Madge mentions to me this  website Beauty Ticket that has discounted designer beauty products. Of course, I instantly was intrigued. So this morning I checked it out and holy effing awesome batman!!!! Madge, I owe you big time!

This website is frickin' rad. You guys NEED to check it out. Seriously. No, SERIOUSLY.

For instance their "Steal of the Week" currently is Stila's Waterproof & Curling Lash Visor Mascara (in brown) for only $4.99 (original price $20).
Aside the Steals of the Week, the stock and prices in general are mighty tempting.

Or this adorable Pixi 6-Piece "Bronze Bombshell" kit for $14.99 (Originally $35)

Right now I notice they have a tons of eyeshadows from Estee Lauder, Pixi, YSL, Smashbox etc. 
Some note worthy steals include:

I think this Bella il Fiore Cinnamon Honey lip Plumping Trio is so freakin' cute as well. $9.99 (Originally $28)

Hope y'all are having a fabulous & relaxing weekend! I have been fist pumping all morning with excitement for MTV's Video Music Awards tonight! Not to mention a new episode of Jersey Shore.

Please make sure you have a change of panties before watching this:


Ask Fancy: Multiple Orgasms

"I currently wear Nars "Orgasm" blush, which costs $26. Do you have any suggestions as to a more wallet friendly alternative?" - Ashley, Pennsylvania

Prepare yourself for multiple orgasms. No, seriously, prepare yourself. Nars "Orgasm" blush is so popular there is a great array of wannabes out there.  For those that are reading and haven't experienced a Nars Orgasm here is the blush we are talking about for your reference:
 It is fabulous because it is so universal. It not only looks good on everyone but it is easy to wear- even with a heavy hand, it is never "too much".  It is a sheer peach powder with a pink base and has illuminating gold flecks to give a nice vibrancy and healthy glow.

Now that we know what we are looking for, I give you the three best knock offs for Nars "Orgasm"

 Nars "Orgasm" (Left), The Body Shop's "Golden Pink" (right)

While obviously it contains less product, if you are looking for a less expensive alternative this is about as close as you can get without losing too much of the high end quality. 

Ash, I don't know if you have also seen/used Nars Highlighting Blush/Bronzer duo ($37)?  (Am i only making the addiction worse?) This e.l.f duo is definitely a lookalike.  Um, ya did I mention it costs THREE DOLLARS. While the shades may not be identical and the quality will not be as rich, they are pretty dang close and for $3 isn't it worth a shot? Check out the link above for rave reviews.

Another ode-to-orgasm product that certainly is budget friendly. I mean, everyone deserves a little orgasm now and again, right? Also am I the only one giggling that the product costs 1 dollar and SIXTY NINE cents. I mean...I'm just sayin'.

I want a full report back on whether or not this answer has satisfied your needs
 Okay, okay...I'm done with the sexy jokes, I swear.
For today.


Guest Blog Today at Tie a Little Ribbon!

Happy Friday Beauty Queens! 
Dudes, wanna hear something rad? 
asked me to guest blog for her! 

Yes, it is possible people!
So go hang out over there today. 
 AND you should check out Krystal's Etsy shop because she hand makes adorable headbands for cute 'lil babies!

Lastly, do you guys have Katy Perry's new album? 
Not gonna lie some of the songs are rediculous but I can't help but love this song. Does that make me 15? Does asking if I sound 15 make me a cougar? Perfect.


Ask Fancy: Go from Rut to Strut

"I am looking for some new color recommendations. My grandma always talks about "summer" or "winter" people and that freaks me out and sounds like they are going to do me up like Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. I have always just bought whatever colors of nail polish/eye shadow/lipstick/etc that I thought were pretty and worn them. Lately I've been kind of bored with what I have but uninspired about what to buy. Can you give me some suggestions? I have light blond hair with a twinge of strawberry to it, blueish greenish eyes, and fair skin. Thanks!!"
 -Saz, Colorado

Wait, you DON'T want to look like Mimi from Drew Carey?!?
I mean...whats not to like?

But seriously. You have it absolutely right to go for the polar opposite of Mimi, because when it comes to beautiful blonde-shells like yourself, less is more. Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall you don't want to take away from your soft & feminine beauty. We want to slightly enhance your natural allure but not distract from it. There are a wide range of colors that will work well for you.

For an everyday non-makeup-makeup-look stick to ivory, kaki, taupe, gold, soft pink & light brown shades of shadow. Stay away from too much liquid liner (& liner in general). Try a little dark brown liner in your water & lash line and smudge it a bit with an angle brush to give it a more natural flow. I would also recommend trying a dark brown mascara instead of black for day. I love Benefit's Bad Gal Brown mascara.
Stila's "It Girl" palette would be a great addition to your makeup wardrobe if you don't have many basic day shadows. Its on clearance for $10 (Hollah!)

Smashbox has a perfect "basic" quad on clearance right now at Sephora ($6!!) that is perfect for day looks.

Now Dahhhling, lets talk evening. There is a wide variety of ways you can this basic look to the next level for an evening out. Since you've said your eyes are blue/green my first instinct would be a fun and bold silver and violet smokey eye. It will really bring out the color in your eyes and compliment your skin tone. I recommend going for a soft nude lip and bronzed cheek to compliment the look and make your eyes stand out.You can be a lot more liberal with black eyeliner and mascara to give your eyes a more structured look. I adore this 5 Colour Design palette by Dior.

 A great quick, classic and easy but sexy look on blondes is
a simple eye (ivory or gold shadow & liner) and bold lip.

Stila's Paint Your Pout Red palette has everything you need to accomplish a variety of bold lips.

Oh and its on clearance ($15!) too. Do you love me? Good.

Now if you will excuse me I need to watch this:

I blame you, Saz.

Hey you! Wanna Ask Fancy a question? Submit one here :)