Welcome to the Fancy Girl blog!

I am so glad you are here! Join me in my journey for all things fancy and fun!

Find out more about Michelle and how the Fancy Girl blog (formerly Glamourviews) got it's name and the goals for this site.

Learn more about the best of the best and try something new!.

Learn all the lastest in beauty trends from a Pro Makeup Artist

Makeup, hair and beauty tips for Prom, parties and everday. Especially for Teens.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lucious Lips

Pinned Image

Lips are not just for a bit of gloss or a pop of color.  Try getting artistic with them and make them a stand out!  Textures like sprinkles, sugar, sequins, or foil look incredible.  Or "paint" stripes, geometric shapes, and pokadots.  Use inspiration from flowers, fruits, animals , and your surroundings.  One of my new favorite products out there are Violent Lips a tattoo transfer for your lips.  So cool!  The possibilities are endless! 

Let's see what you can do!  Post in the comments a cool lip idea that you created.  A cell phone snap shot will do. 


See this gorgeous Watermelon  Makeup Tutorial to get you in a warm weather mood :)

Pinned Image

Check out my Pro Makeup Artist site here!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Self Tanning Do's and Don'ts

From our guest blogger, Emma from Escentual.com:)
Self Tannning dos and don’ts

Even though it is summer by name, the changeable weather means it's not always summer by nature. This doesn’t mean that you have to forgo your customary summer glow, however – cheat your way to bronzed skin with our guide to fake tanning...


Shed the old

Before you even think of tanning, you need to prep the skin properly at least a day before. This means getting rid of all the dead skin cells and rough patches of skin on the body, and ensuring a really even surface before adding your colour. Not only will your skin feel really smooth and supple, but your tan will look more natural and will apply with greater ease.

Choose a formulation that will gently buff the body rather than intensively scrub it, unless it is winter or you suffer from excessively dry skin. Products with natural scrubbing agents such as jojoba beads or sugar are ideal, and are also kinder to the environment than those with plastic microbeads.

Restore the balance

Buffing your skin in this way will take away some of its natural oils, so it is important to restore the balance. Envelop your body in the moisture of a body lotion, cream, milk or butter: the choice is yours depending upon the condition of your skin. A body lotion or milk is ideal as they have a finer texture and sink into skin without a trace, although elbows and knees will probably need the more intensive hydration and protection of a cream or butter. Like your exfoliating routine, you need to do this at least a day before so that you don’t inhibit and dilute the development of your tan when it is applied.


Cut corners when applying

The biggest problems with self tanning are the various streaks and patches of dark colour that occur with rushed application. Reserve a good chunk of time for getting your false tan routine right; that added effort results in a longer-lasting, more natural looking colour.

Avoid streaks by applying your tan in methodical, wide, sweeping motions that overlap each other. This will cover a large area while working to buff any lines in. When you’re done, buff any residual lines with a dry tanning mitt (an old sock works just as well!). Another worry when applying false tan is patchiness. Dehydrated skin absorbs fake tan more readily than skin that is properly moisturised, so if you have scaly patches of rough and dry skin these can appear darker than the rest of your body. Avoid this by properly exfoliating and moisturising the body as outlined above.

Fail to prepare your environment

Stains inevitably occur when tanning, especially on the hands. Avoid this by wearing gloves or a tanning mitt, and then washing hands immediately after application. If you have left it too long and your hands are truly stained with product, use a hand scrub to tone down the colour.

Staining clothes and furniture is another worry, and this can happen both during and after the tanning process as your colour is drying. Avoid this by properly covering all surfaces before you start tanning, and by using dark towels. Ensure skin is properly dry before putting your clothes back on or climbing into bed.

Emma loves the sun, but living in Britain means taking a practical approach to tanning. She writes for Escentual.com, a skincare retailer stocking all the best brands from Givenchy to Guerlain.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

How to Have Your Real Wedding Published

Just wanted to share with you some links where you can submit your wedding photos for print or online publications! You and your bridal party looked amazing, you put so much thought into the details, and your photographer captured some truly amazing moments. So why not show it to the world for inspiration or for bragging rights?

Local (California & Sacramento Area) Print Magazines-

Real Weddings Magazine: Send your initial request to info@stylemag.com and they will send you the submission form and requirements.

Our Wedding Magazine: Follow this link for the online form- http://www.ourweddingmag.com/Our-Wedding/Submit-your-wedding-to-be-featured-in-Our-Wedding-Magazine/

Sac Bride and Groom Magazine: Send your request to tami@sacbride.com for consideration.

California Wedding Day: http://www.californiaweddingday.com/submit-your-wedding

The Knot Northern California: Note the deadline for the next issue is July 7th. http://images.theknot.com/aboutus/TKSubmissions.pdf

WIne Country Weddings: http://winecountryweddingsmagazine.com/submissions/

National Print Magazines-

The Knot: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-themes/choosing-wedding-themes/articles/submit-wedding-to-the-knot.aspx

Inside Weddings: http://insideweddings.com/submit-your-wedding

Brides Magazine: http://www.brides.com/brides/submit_real_weddings201007
Bridal Guide Magazine: Send your intrest to editorial@bridalguide.com

Martha Stewart Weddings: We currently publish real weddings every week online, and usually includes 4-5 real weddings in each of our quarterly print publications. Please note that we require exclusivity and therefore ask that you do not submit a wedding that has already been published in other magazines or blogs. To submit your wedding for consideration, send the following information about your wedding to realweddings@marthastewartweddings.com:

· your name

· phone number

· wedding location(s)

· wedding date

· your wedding photographer's name and email address

· a brief paragraph about what makes your wedding special, highlighting the details and ideas you think were most important

· 3-5 images that you think represent your wedding best (no larger than 2MB each)

· a link to a website with photos from your wedding, if you have one (be sure to include any necessary passwords). Please do not send Facebook links.

If your wedding has not taken place yet but you would like us to consider it, please send us the first six items listed above, as well as the vendors you are working with, and any visuals or additional information that will help us get a better idea of what you have in mind for your big day.

We will contact you if we are interested in getting more information from you.

Have Me Submit for You

I have a submission account for industry professionals and I can personally submit weddings to about 400 online wedding sites such as:


















and so much more!

If you are interested in having me submit for you email me at michellekinkaid@gmail.com and in the subject line write “submission request”. I will send you a questionnaire and information on what and how to send photos. Please note, I will only submit weddings that I have participated in as a Makeup Artist. I cannot submit work I was not involved in.

As with all things there are no guarantees but wouldn’t it be so fun to relive the excitement of your wedding day by having it featured on a publication you likely got inspiration from? And to share ideas with others getting married is a beautiful thing too!

Check out my Pro Makeup Artist Website here!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Adorable Vintage Campers

Vintage Campers are making a huge comeback.  I've been seeing them all over the wedding circuit, in photoshoots, or for "glamping" (glamorous camping - genius!).  There are so many ways to restore them.  But time and time I'm seeing them in new retro, vintage, shabby chic, and a vintage modern.  I love the traveling cupcake one - what a great wedding display idea.  Or how about a makeup and hair camper to take on location?  I am developing a huge crush on these adorable little spaces!  Here are some inspiring restorations just for some Saturday fun...

vintage camper
vintage camper interior

Check out my Pro Makeup Artist site here!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Feminine and Chic Salons

It's my dream to someday run and operate my own salon.  So I am always looking for ideas to help paint the picture in my head, what it is I want to do.  Here are some insanely gorgeous and ultra girly salons for your enjoyment:)

Girlie Girl Salon
<p>Ki Nail Bar (shown) in Los Angeles is the girly Japanese sister of Chi Nail Bar in Beverly Hills. The wallpaper pattern used in both salons is identical, but at Ki its color is unabashedly pink, a distinction from Chi&rsquo;s earth tones.</p>
Ki Nail Bar in Los Angeles CA
La Diva Salon San Meteo
luxurious hair salon
French Style Hair Salon by Scott Weston
Pinned Image
Glamour Salon in Kuwait
Pinned Image
Glamour Salon in Kuwait
Colors Salon at Ceasers Palace Las Vegas
Visit my Pro Makeup Artist Website here!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Celebrity Makeup Crush - Kim Kardashian

Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but her makeup is always flawless.  Everytime she hits the red carpet she looks spot on.  Kim rocks the soft smokey eye with nude lips.  But when she comes out with a pop of color on her lips, she looks amazing too.  Scroll down for some fun makeup facts about Kim K. 

Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian arrives at QVC Red Carpet Style Party on February 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Kim Kardashian and her makeup....

1. She adores makeup.  Kim has said on camera that if she wasn't doing what she is doing now, she would be a Makeup Artist.  You can often find makeup tips and the products she used on her photoshoots and red carpet events at www.kimkardashian.celebuzz.com
2. She uses Red Cherry 100% Human Hair Lashes and especially uses individual lashes instead of strip.
3. Her preferred Makeup Artists are Joyce Bonelli & Mario Dedivanovic.
4. Fav nude lip colors are MAC's Cherish and Creme d' Nude, and Nars Turkish Delight gloss used with MAC Subculture lip pencil.
5. Highlights with Eye M Glam highlighter and MAC's Naked Pigment.
6. Uses a lot of MAC Cosmetics, in addition to, Motives Cosmetics; created by her friend Lauren Ridinger, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, Nars and Chanel.
7. She's done makeup tutorials with a few of her favorite artists.  Check it out by going to YouTube and typing in her name.
8. For foundation she favors Make Up Forever HD Foundation, one of my personal favorites too!
9. She has admitted on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM Show recently that she uses her glam as a "security blanket" and that she would like to tone it down.
10. L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara is her must have mascara, and mine too.

Check out my Pro Makeup Artist website here!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Inspiration Board - Peacock Feathered Lashes

Inspiration boards are essential to the photoshoot.  It helps you to get a clear picture of the kind of work you would like to do and how you would put your own creative touch to the makeup.  For this photoshoot I had these great peacock feathered lashes that I wanted to incorporate.  Part of getting my inspiration board together I researched peacocks and their true colorings and markings placement.  And I got inspired by other artists work.  Once I got my idea clearly, I put together an inspiration board like this one to hang up on the mirror or wall where my station was set up at.  Any time I got stuck, I could quickly reference my board to get me back on track. 

This is what I came up with....

As you can see, my work looks nothing like the pictures above.  It's my own creation.  But the pictures helped me to stay inspired and keep me moving. 

Feel free to use the board above to make your own version of a peacock inspired makeup look.  If you do, post your efforts in the comments!  I would love to see what you came up with!  It's amazing to me how one idea can turn into so many unique versions. 

Hair - Carrie B. Mac Hair
Photograher - Donna Beck Photography
Model - Tory

Visit my Pro Makeup Artist website here!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Desserts for Makeup & Fashion Addicts


I just couldn't help myself when I found this amazing cake on Pinterest. If I was to get married again, this would be my "bride's" cake. What the heck, my birthday cake. Or how about just because since it's freaking adorable!  So, here is a photo collection of the best fashion and makeup inspired cakes on the web for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Pinned Image
Pinned Image
cupcakes, mac, mac cosmetics
Pinned Image
Pinned Image
Pinned Image
Pinned Image
Pinned Image

Pinned Image
Pinned Image
Check out my Pro Makeup Artist website here!