{ Everyday Bold Lip & Wing Liner Makeup || Clarins 3 Dot Liner }

Hey all!

You know those days that you just don’t feel like putting make up on, but want to feel put together? Well I have those days very often, especially to go to work. I take a ton of pictures daily, either for the blog or for the boutique, so looking put together is a MUST. For those days I like to focus on my skin, making sure it looks healthy and very glowy. Once I get the skin looking fabulous, I focus on the eyes and the lips. I add a simple winged eyeliner and bold lips. This is such an easy makeup look andgets all the compliments. Truth be told, I wasn’t good at doing a winged eyeliner, that is, until I met my match made in heaven – The Clarins 3 Dot liner. Oh Em Gee you guys! I’m obsessed with this product, not only is it so easy to use, but the pigmentation is phenomenal and the best part, it does smudge, but lasts all day. I wish I had found this product before. It is Oh So Good. A Fancy Affair, tried it, tested it and approves! I kid you not, try it. You will love it just as much as I do.

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{ #FancyHairFriday || PULL THROUGH BRAID }


Hey friends!

I had so many issues with uploading my video this past Friday that It’s now going live today!

Sorry about that, but this weeks #FancyHairFriday tutorial is a very fun pull through braid and guess what? It’s super easy to recreate. The following tools is what you need to achieve this look. Hope you like it! I also used the Madison Reed root touch up palette an love this stuff. Make sure to watch till the end to see how to apply.

Thanks for watching and please make sure to subscribe to my #YouTube channel.

 

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{ My Hair Routine }

Hello there, friends!

Today’s post is all about taming the mane and giving some major TLC to the first thing people see when they you, your hair! Having healthy hair is really important because, let’s be honest, messy hair is cute, but there’s no excuse for unhealthy hair. With all the products out there and the best invention yet, the dry shampoo, dirty hair is, as Fergie says, so 2000 and late. Today I’m getting a little intimate and taking you to the shower with me to show you my hair routine. I wash my hair two times a week, and use the Hair Food Dry Shampoo in between washes, especially because I work out.

Here’s what a typical wash my hair day looks like in my home. I try to wash it in the morning, so I have plenty of time to let it air dry. I jump in the shower, wash with Hair Food Color Protect Shampoo twice and once with the Hair Food Color Protect Conditioner. I leave the conditioner in my hair for a few minutes and take my time shaving and then I rinse. Once I get out of the shower, I towel-dry my hair, apply some leave in conditioner and make myself a yummy tea. I can either open my laptop and start working or I can just enjoy some “me” alone time and cuddle with Penelope. I watch TV and moisturize, do some face masks and so on! Why do I choose Hair Food for my shampoo and conditioner? Well, because it is super extensions and keratin treatment friendly, and I currently have both. The Hair Food Color Protect products smell amazing and protect color treated hair. They are sulfate free, parabens free, mineral oil free, dye free and gluten free. What else can you possibly want from a shampoo/conditioner, right?

I filmed a fun little video for you guys! Hope you like it.

Thank you Hair Food & Simply Stylist for sponsoring this blog post.

 

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Thanks to Hair Foods & SimplyStylist  for sponsoring this blog post.

{ How to: Tossled Hairstyle #FancyHairFriday }


 

Happy Friday!!

The weekend is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited! LOL… Michael is home and we get to really enjoy each other a bit more.

Today’s hairstyle is a tossled look. It has a bit of curls and a bit of straight its a very bipolar look that I love. I think it looks a bit edgy and fun for spring. The key to make this look is by having the right tools and I highly recommend Bio Iconic Hair Tools. I found these at Ulta and they are amazing, because the 24K barrel and plates polishes your messy look so well. I hope you guys like this look!

Tools needed to achieve this look

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{ How to: Make your lips look bigger & Brighter Smile }

 

Hey friends, happy Friday!

Are you enjoying the long weekend?? I loved waking up here in Las vegas and can’t wait to tackle everything I have planned for this visit to the magic city. I’m vlogging my time here and can’t wait to share with you.

A lot of my friends have been noticing my lips a little more lately and it’s partially because I plumped them up a few months ago with Ily at Dr. Baumann’s office (see the process here) and because I have been doing these really easy and simple tricks to make them a little bigger as well. So of course I had to share these tips with you.

The products I used are from e.l.f cosmetics, but you can use whatever you have at home. I’m also sharing a quick and easy lip scrub recipe in case you want to make your own.

AT HOME LIP SCRUB Read More…

{ How To: Side Boho Braid || #FancyHairFriday }

Hey friends!

The weekend is upon us! Yay!! This week has been a fun one over here. Hope the same for you! I woke up on Sunday morning longing for pink hair again. I wanted a very light pink but my mom talked me into the new “IT” color – rose gold. Last time I went light pink and this time it’s definitely a little darker, but since these colors tend to wash off quickly, we went darker.  So for this weeks #FancyHairFriday hair tutorial I went with a trusty look which is this side messy boho-ish braid. I have done this style so many times because it’s not only super quick, but also easy to achieve and the best part, all you need are the elastic clear hair ties! Cool right? I have been out and about and the Miami humidity has gotten the best out of my hair till I combat it with this braid and I’m good to go. Seriously! Once you master this hair style, you will be able to do it with your eyes close.

Also, keep in mind that all these hairstyles are extensions friendly since I’m still wearing my HairTalk tape-in’s. Want to see the application and transformation process? Click here. Read More…

{ Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks Swatch & Review }



 

My love for make up is no secret, and for those that know me very well, you are well aware that the au natural look and I are BFF’s. Really! If I could opt to a no make-up day vs. an all glam look, the no make-up day always wins. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing make-up and getting all dolled up for events and outings, but my daily go-to make-up look is always very minimal. I believe in enhancing our natural beauty and that’s how I discovered the Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks Lip Moisturizers. After getting my lips done, I was looking for a more natural lipstick. I wanted a lipstick that I could apply on the go and would enhance my lips, but in a very natural way. The Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks Lip Moisturizers are that and more! They are so natural, light weight, they give a very natural color without being high maintenance,by adding just the right amount of sheen to your pout. I have put some of these in my bag and re-apply very often because not only are my lips loving the hydration, but they add a sheer wash of healthy color to my face. Read More…

{ My morning routine with BioClarity }


Clear skin is my jam! I love being able to walk out of the house “au natural” when my skin is clear. I only have hormonal breakouts so when my unwanted bestie is coming to town (a.k.a. that time of the month), I keep my fingers crossed, say a prayer and hope for the best. When I have clear skin, my make-up goes on better, I feel prettier and more confident. Can I get an amen? Anyone else feel that way? It’s so unfortunate that my skin has such power over my life, but it does, and I’m being real with you all. It’s the first thing people see when they look at you, at least this is how I feel. I have now found the weapon to get ahead of these unwanted nasty little things that ruin my face at least once a month and it’s the BioClarity 3 step acne system. This is it, and it’s what I’ve been using for the last few months. I’m not going to lie, this is definitely going to add more steps to your daily skin care routine, but so worth it.
This three step system is going to be your life saver and I couldn’t keep this secret from you. BioClarity is clinically proven to soothe skin, alleviate redness, reduce pore size, and kill the bacteria that cause acne. As I get older, my breakout marks stay on my skin for so long, and so if I could do anything to prevent it, you best believe I’m going to do it. Just sign me up!
The rich, foaming facial cleanser is specifically formulated for young-adult skin and gently removes dirt, oil, and environmental pollutants. Cleanse combines mild surfactants with premium plant derived extracts, not only to clean and detoxify the skin, but also to soothe and calm. Start your morning and evening routine by massaging the cleanser into your skin in an outward circular motion. This helps to stimulate blood, oxygen, and cell renewal while clearing oil and dirt out of pores.

STEP 1 –  Cleanse

Wet your face. Squeeze a small amount of cleaner onto your fingertips and gently massage your skin to wash away dirt and oil. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

STEP 2 – Treatment

Squeeze a dime-sized amount of gel onto your fingertips. Apply a thin layer of gel to the entire affected area on your face. A little amount goes a long way. Let the gel dry before moving onto step 3.

STEP 3 –  Restore Gel

Two pumps is the right amount. Gently apply to your entire face and feel the cool, refreshing power of Floralux!
**This is my favorite part.

It is recommended to follow these 3 steps every day, twice a day, so morning and night. Me? I do it once a day, in the morning. At night I follow my regular night routine unless I notice my skin needs it twice a day. Also, if my skin is clear the entire week, then I will only use it every other morning. If i had a photoshoot and wore makeup all day, you best believe I run to put this stuff on. It’s that good, you guys!
If you try it or already tried it, please share your thoughts on the comments below.

Use code “FANCY” at checkout to receive Discount Amount: 50% off the first month.

XOXOX

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{ Lip Injections Vlog }

Hey friends!

Last week I visited Dr. Baumann’s Cosmetic & Research Institute located in the heart of Miami for some lip filler injectables. I wanted to try Volbella, the newest injectable that adds just a hint of subtle softness and fullness to the lips. A subtle look was critical to me too since I already have full lips, but you know us women always want a little bit more. I documented the entire process to share with you and I’m so excited the video is finally up and ready. If you are in the Miami area and interested in adding a little oomph to your lips, you should check out Dr. Baumanns office. You won’t be disappointed!

4500 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Fl 33137
 Tel: 305-532-5552 | Fax: 305-534-5224
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{ Q&A with Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Alicia Barba }

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Hey all!

Ever since I can remember, my mother always educated my sisters and I on the importance of taking care of our skin, from moisturizing to protecting it from sun damage. I recently had the opportunity to chit chat with Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Alicia Barba and ask her a few questions about general dermatology, skin care and even about underarms.  After all, nearly 2 in 3 women experience some kind of underarm issue beyond odor and wetness, whether it be irritation, uneven skin tone, dryness or red marks. I have been using Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant since it first came out and it has been an essential upgrade to my beauty routine. It offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, plus it moisturizes the skin for softer, smoother underarms. I love that I no longer have white streaks all over my clothes. Read More…