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Sep 1, 2014

Fancy and Frugal: New Makeup Academy CVS Beauty Launch

Fancy and Frugal: New Makeup Academy CVS Beauty Launch

MUA Makeup Academy CVS

It’s no secret that I love to look to drugstores such as CVS for great budget beauty finds. So naturally, I was extremely excited to hear about the launch of a new beauty line at CVS. Makeup Academy is a premium beauty line developed by industry professionals exclusively for CVS. To debut, the line has three categories (lips, lashes, and brushes) with over 145 products. The line it’ self shares…

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Aug 4, 2014

Monthly Beauty Favorites

summer beauty productsSummer seems to be swiftly flying by. It’s hard to believe it’s already August and  it’s been a few months since my last Beauty Favorites list. Not much has changed but there are a few items I’ve added to my routine. Keep reading to check out what I’m currently loving.

Med-e-Tate Antiperspirant Wipes: If you’ve been reading Fancyfrancy for a while you’ve probably noticed a pattern: I hate sweat…

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Jul 31, 2014

The best waterproof cosmetics for summer

The best waterproof cosmetics for summer

Heat, humidity, perspiration, and swimming shouldn’t stop your summer beauty routine.  Recently we discussed how to stay shine free and  Martha Stewart Living, also cultivated a list of their own our favorite products that survive the summer. Check out a few of their picks below as well as our picks here.

Products Featured: Hard Candy All Lid Up Eye Shadow, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil,…

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Jul 29, 2014

How to Dress Like a Start-up Guy

How to Dress Like a Start-up Guy

Startupguy look

Bannana Republic recently posted this look book to finally answer the question: what does one wear as a twenty something silicon valley aspiring millionaire. The answer: lots of denim like slacks and jackets without ties. Above are a few standouts from the collection, see the whole thing here and check out Fast Company’s break down here.





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Jul 21, 2014

Where to save and splurge when building your makeup collection:

Where to save and splurge when building your makeup collection:

brushes-in-a-potOkay so lets face it (no pun intended) building up a makeup collection can be pretty pricey, especially if you’re starting from scratch. It might be tempting to go budget friendly for your whole collection but getting the right tools of the trade is essential for great makeup applications. With that being said, there are still some areas where you can save instead of splurge when building your…

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Jul 18, 2014

To Skort Or Not To Skort?

To Skort Or Not To Skort?

Trend Report:Skort

“A skort, sometimes called a scooter or ‘skant’, is a pair of shorts with a fabric panel resembling a skirt covering the front.”

Once reserved for the semi tomboy years of adolescents, thanks in part mainly to Zara, this “hybrid” item is now socially acceptable for grown ups. Whether you love it or hate it (I’ve yet to decide my personal stance) this trend is dominating the streets (and…

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Jul 11, 2014

Francy Answers: What to wear to a pool party

Francy Answers: What to wear to a pool party

Dear Francy,

I’m attending a pool party soon and I don’t know what to wear. I want to look cute but not like I’m trying to hard, any ideas?

As a southern, pool parties are near and dear to my heart. The only way to beat a scorching hot day is to get dressed up and party around the perimeter of a pool. All jokes aside, pool parties can be a very tricky wardrobe situation. Personally, I would…

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Jul 10, 2014

Trend Report: The Shirtdress

Trend Report: The Shirtdress

ShirtdressTrend Report Template The shirtdress is as classic as apple pie. Shirtdresses allow you to beat the summer heat while still retaining your cool. This season go from “office to night” with this casual yet chic closet staple. Looking for a way to spice up this look? Opt for this trend in bright bold prints that keep it modern and fun. Keep reading below to see how to style this trend from day to night! Shirtdress: From Day to Night for


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Jul 1, 2014 / 1 note

5 Brow Tips You Didn’t Know

5 Brow Tips You Didn’t Know


Bold brows is still a hot beauty trend that looks like it’s not going away any time soon. Way back when we talked “eyebrow dos and don’ts” and now celebrity Eyebrow Specialist, Elke Von Freudenberg shares with us her top secret brow tricks to get yours looking fuller and thicker, even if they’re not quite there yet.

Below Elke shares her tips on how to get the perfect bold brow between…

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Jun 30, 2014

How to have a shine free face all summer

How to have a shine free face all summer

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Summer is amazing, the days are long and the vacations are plentiful but all the fun in the sun can reek havoc on our skin and makeup. Shine, oil, and sweat (aka the enemy of a matte flawless face) are hard to avoid. Luckily there are a few products when paired together create a formidable defense against the enemy. Keep…

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