I recently went up to Essex , Ct. Which is literally a hallmark town. It has been a location that a few hallmark movies have chosen to use because it is absolutely out of a fairytale. On this particular day we traveled up to Essex to do a fun boat trip up the Connecticut river with Ct River Museum.
I have been trying Amazon cloths lately because it is seriously so convenient. It comes right to your door and if it doesn’t fit its an easy return! This dress though is absolutely perfect for the summer. I love that it has sleeves and the length is perfect not to short and not to long. So it keeps me cool but I can use it on the beach or to dinner.
I have had this Michael Kors green bag for a couple months now. I am so glad I could pair it up with this dress. I think monochromatic outfits are so classy and trendy right now. I love it plus this Federo I found on amazon was just a fantastic touch. I have been getting lots of compliments lately and questions on my glasses. These are actually from Bohme Store. I love them because they look so boho & retro all in one.
I think everyone needs to have a pair of white leather sneakers. They are so trendy and can go with so many different outfits. Its one of those basics men and women both need! These shoes are Italian made, and they are real leather. They are so lovely and my favorite shoes to wear! I am so excited to start this fashion & travels part of my blog with you.
Hello my Bondbeautys,
Today I want to talk to all my dry girls out there! I am just like you, I have dry patches on my skin, my makeup looks cakey and unatural! I have redness and my skin feels old. I have been testing all kinds of skincare product and have landed on the best skincare routine for us dry girls that suffer from dry patches! Im so excited to share what I have found with you. For those who love seeing it in real life, here’s my youtube video showing you my whole routine enjoy!
If your like me and love to read why things work and what they are then this one is for you. My routine works because it hydrates your dry skin. When your skin absorbs these products it heals and hydrates. The ingredients in each of these are meant to brighten, hydrate, heal and last all day! Have you ever used a moisturizer that seems to have worked for the first hour but then the rest of the day your skin feels dry again? I definitely have, it is such a waist of money. These products really do keep my skin nourished all day long.
3.Duvolle Your Radiance Spin-Care System: $28.50- I use this amazing brush to help cleanse my face. My favorite out of all the skincare brushes I have tried! I have a coupon code for you too!!!! 70% OFF CODE: BB70OFF
5. 111 SKIN BOOSTER -This is literally just straight water and hydration and my skin drinks it up!
6. DERMA E ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENT OIL – This is a must no matter your age. If you have never used oils on your skin your missing out. Oil and serums is what really transforms your dry skin. You need this in your life!
7. ELF NOURISHING OIL – Especially during the winter months instead of using a moisturizer use a nourishing oil and call it a day! This one is so affordable and my absolute favorite. (quick tip if you add to much oil on your skin after blending it in as much as possible blot the excess with a paper towel.)
8. PIXI BRIGHTNING LIP BALM– Do not forget your lips! you cannot neglect them because they can get wrinkly and age as well. This lip balm is nice because it isn’t greasy and is perfect for right when you wake up!
Thats it for todays tips and tricks. Make sure to go see my Skin care routine video!
till next time!
Don’t forget beauty comes from within so let your shine!
Hello my Bondbeautys,
It has been such a long time!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season & a happy new year! Im so excited for todays foundation review because it is a drugstore foundation and a new drugstore brand! Its the Joah Truly Yours natural finish foundation drops. Woah, that is a super long name. I love drop foundations I feel like they are super convenient because Instead of pumping some foundation out on the back of my hand or a palette I can drop it mess free onto my face.
Lets get into the swatches, I have the shade Natural Beige which I find is a perfect match for me.
Honestly, I was super impressed with this drop foundation. Especially for the price it retails for $9.50 On Joah Website & $8.99 on CVS Website. It is pretty affordable! So im going to list the Foundation Claims, Flash test, oxidation test, long wear test, transfer test & pros /cons. (if you want to see it in video review see end of this post)
JOAH TRULY YOURS DROP FOUNDATION CLAIMS:
soft matte finish
has youthful glow
1.01 Fl Oz
My PROS :
no flash back
Light weight feel
smoothing/ Great if you have texture or pores
Does not oxidize or change color
has soft matte finish
Hydrating for a matte formula (Works beautifully with my dry skin)
Does not cling to dry patches
Medium to Full Coverage
Looks great with sponge or brush
Doesn’t sink into my fine lines (Great if you have mature skin or smile lines like I do)
Only has 12 Shades (They should have more because it is amazing ! )
Only Can find it online or at CVS
All in all im turly impressed by this foundation and I think its a great buy. It works so beautifully.
If you want to see how the foundation looks through out the day & the demo of me applying it check out the video below! Also feel free to subscribe to my youtube where I upload makeup videos every mon & wed!
ALSO Comment below and tell me what other type of blog posts do you want me to do? Concealer reviews, more foundations, etc?
Welcome to another Foundation Review. This particular foundation I personally was really excited to try when they released it. Im talking about the *Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation. The claims that Dior have on this foundation makes it sound absolutely amazing and like the perfect foundation.
“The Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is the Dior makeup artists’ secret weapon to create an instantly flawless complexion with ultra-buildable coverage, from a natural nude glow to high-coverage perfection.
The Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is tested and approved by 100% of Dior professional makeup artists.* With its fluid texture and second skin finish, this ultra-buildable foundation offers custom-made intensity.**
* Extreme condition-proof for 91% of women. ** Photo-ready finish for 95% of women.”
So is it True? I actually think that a lot of their claims are true! After trying the foundation for several weeks, It has honestly become one of my favorite foundations.
Pros I Found:
40 Shades with several undertones- Pink, Yellow, Olive, Golden, Peachy Undertones
Customize your Coverage- Goes from Light Coverage with a sponge/fingers to Full Coverage with a *Round Kabuki Foundation Brush (Use Promo Code BONDBEAUTYFUL for 10% Off)
Easy to Travel With because of the non breakable squeeze bottle
Sweat Proof/Weather Proof- I live in a real humid area and It didn’t melt off, or break apart!
Transfer resident- Didn’t notice any transferring unless I rubbed at it.
Natural Skin like finish- Looks so natural that It is almost undetectable and it gets naturally glowy as the day goes on as well on my skin.
Looks Flawless in photography, bright lights, & flash photography. (perfect wedding or photo shoot foundation)
Strong Perfume Fragrance
More Information about the foundation itself-
1.6 Fl Ounces
Squeeze Bottle, Soft touch, With a screw on lid.
Watch me show you up close and personal how the foundation wears throughout the day.
My personal favorite primer to use with this foundation is actually the *Too Faced HangoveRX Replenish Primer. I also love using it with a sponge or a brush. Usually I will First use a sponge to bounce it into the skin, then use a round topped Kabuki brush to add coverage where I need it the most. I hope this post was helpful, let me know below what your favorite foundation is of the moment!
*All Links with * are links I receive compensation for. Thank you for using my links I really appreciate it.
Hello my bondbeautys,
Its so good to be back writing on the blog. Todays post is a very special one, because I’m going to go through and share my foundation week foundation finds. So if you don’t know what foundation week is, I’ll tell you. For seven days I try a new foundation and make a 1st impression video sharing (in detail) how it wore and my thoughts. So I thought I would pair that series up with my blog so I can show you more pictures and tell you my thoughts after I have worn the foundations for weeks now.
($36.00) So lets start with Day 1 of Foundation week, We are talking about the Urban Decay One & Done Foundation. I wear the shade Medium and I find it is a great match for me (I’m a Mac NC35). Their shade range is not good at all, but since its marketed as a light coverage the thought is that lots of different shades will still be able to pull it off even if the shade is slightly off. They only have 6 shades in total.
*At the very bottom of the post I will include foundation shade matches for me so that if you are trying to compare, you can.
I love this foundation because it has light to light/med coverage. Its so easy to blend and looks amazing with either both a sponge or a brush. So no matter what your preferred method to apply is, it will look amazing. I love this foundation for everyday bases, or light foundation days. It gives a natural finish and looks great on my dry skin all day long. I was really impressed how a light coverage foundation could last on my skin all day, but apparently with this foundation it can. Below are some swatches of this foundation swatched next to some of my other foundation matches.
Day 2- L.A. Girl Pro Coverage HD Foundation.
This Foundation is seriously such a beautiful buildable full coverage foundation. It has a shade range of 16 shades, which includes a white shade. It retails for $8.99. For being a drugstore foundation this is actually really nice selection. I wear the shade Nude Beige. This foundation has a very natural luminous finish to it, and I personally find it to be patchy with a sponge. I would definitely say go with a brush with this foundation. I personally love a luminous primer underneath so the Becca Priming Filter, or the Physicians Formula Spotlight Primer are good ones.
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Day 3 It Cosmetics CC Cream Medium Tan. This is more like a medium coverage foundation, that can build up to full coverage. (depending on what you consider to be full coverage) Again like the Urban Decay One & Done this one doesn’t have a good shade selection; it has 7 shades. It retails for $38.00 and has 1.08 fl oz. I really do love this one, again its perfect for everyday, for teens, or moms basically anyone! Its a beautiful natural luminous finish that wears all day. Great on dry skin but also can be set with a good powder for those with oily skin.
Day 4, is Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation 030 Sand Beige. This is by far the most disappointing foundation, but yet the best foundation all in one. It has full coverage, a very natural matte finish, and it last all day long. But, it only has 3 shades, 3! What?! That is just so crazy, I went with the shade 030 because it had the right undertone. I definitely needed to darken it with a mixer, so I used the Catrice Prime Fine Makeup Transformation Drops Darkening. I really wish they would come out with more shades because it seriously looks like skin. I didn’t need to set it because it set on its own and wouldn’t transfer. This is a good matte foundation to try if you have dry skin. For now this is a great mixing foundation, plus whenever you set it with a spray woah looks beautiful!
Day 5, Nars Natural Radian Longwear Foundation M3.5 Vanuatu $49.00. So far this one is the most expensive, but also the one with the biggest shade selection with 33 different shades. Honestly this one is so gorgeous on the skin. I would definitely repurchase this one. Just because I was able to find a very accurate shade and it looks flawless on the skin. It also wore amazing and its the foundation that I got the most compliments on. Every time I wear this foundation my skin looks so healthy and truly radiant.
Day 6, Physicians Formula The healthy foundation M3 $12.99. Comes in 12 shades. The shade I tried in the video did not match me M3 is definitely my match, if you are wondering. I honestly didn’t like how this foundation looked on my skin. It looked a tiny bit powdery and you could tell I was wearing makeup. If you have dry skin using a hydrating primer & a setting spray would help. I think this one is all about preference. Plus on my skin it didn’t last very long. I do not have swatches for this one but M3 is my match for sure.
Day 7, Flower Beauty Light Illusion Foundation M3 Classic Tan ($13.99). This foundation comes in 12 colors. Let me tell you by far this is my favorite foundation for two reasons: First, this is such an affordable foundation. Second, this is literally the best color match I have ever found for my skin. Not only that but this foundation looks beautiful, not just beautiful, stunning in natural light (Outside or inside), Studio Lights and in Flash! I just am so amazed with this foundation. It has a radiant dewy finish, but not to dewy in the oily way. I set this lightly and it remains look beautiful ALL DAY LONG! For a drugstore foundation, the lasting power of this one has just absolutely amazed me. In other words GO GET THIS FOUNDATION RIGHT NOW!
Foundation Matches for Me:
• MAC NC35 • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Cushion 280 Bisque W • Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation 105 Natural Beige • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation TAN • It Cosmetics CC Cream Medium Tan • Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless 220 Natural Beige • Mally Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation Medium • Too Faced Born this Way Foundation: Natural Beige-Medium With Neutral Undertones • Estee Lauder Double Wear 3w1 Tawny • Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Medium • Mac Studio Fluid NC30 • Milani Conceal + Perfect foundation 04 or 03 • Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup: Silk Nutmeg • Too Faced Born this way undetectable medium to full coverage foundation Sand • Covergirl Outlast stay luminous Soft Honey 855 • Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Natural Beige 50 • Fenty Beauty Pro Soft Matte Foundation 240 Medium Warm • Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Stromboli-Medium3 • Nars Natural Radiant Longwear foundation Vanuatu 3.5 M or MORE BARCELONA 4 • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Cover Stick 118= Y325 Flesh • The Ordinary 2.0Y & 2.1Y • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless 5.0 • Flower Beauty BB Cream Mix BB2+BB3 • Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation Golden • Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation 5 • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Y365-Desert • Becca Stick Foundation 10 Caramel -Medium (Yellow) • Catrice HD 030 (Add Darkener Drops but right undertone) • NYX Total Control Drop Foundation True Beige • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Foundation: SF06 • Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminious Silk 6.5 Medium,Warm-Medium to tan skin with warm undertones • Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation Warm Beige
I hope this post was helpful for all those wondering about this foundation. If you want to see more videos for me than check my social media links and subscribe!
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It has been so long since I have posted and so much has happened that I want to share. I guess that for a later post though. Today lets get down to business with a VIBRATING Flat Iron. I know what your thinking, the products they come out with now a days are crazy! Well this one sounds funky ,but it is absolutely genius! It actually works guys, so Im bringing it to my blog and I am also doing a giveaway.
I have tried this first hand and I love it to straighten or curl my hair. (I will be showing you a tutorial at the end of how to do both)
This is the Asavea Vibe Vibrating Flat Iron Buy it Here.
*Not an affiliate Link
Heats up in 60 sec
Vibration options which decreases the FRIZZ (I love this for when I straighten my hair)
Does not pull on my hair! AT ALL
Ceramic Flat Iron- Gives you consistent temperature
Swivel Cord So when Curling It doesn’t get tangled in your hair
Automatic shut off after 60 min
Fiberglass technology helps retain moisture to your hair
Affordable (is on sale right now for $49.99)
You can turn the vibration mode on or off
When vibration mode is on, it only vibrates when clamped shut!
NONE seriously It works so well I cant think of
As I have been trying this for the past couple weeks I actually prefer the Vibrating mode to be on when Im straightening my hair. The reason why is because it completely eliminates frizz and smooths my hair to the point that It even looks like I put anti frizz product in it when I didn’t. Whenever I curl my hair I don’t use the vibrating mode.
So I will be showing you how I straighten and Curl my hair in the video below. I honestly do think that this flat iron is amazing and worth a try. I recommend it 100%!
I have another surprise for you first, I’m doing a giveaway! Asavea was so kind to host a giveaway , absolutely free, all you need to do to enter is click here .
Its open until Feb 11, 2018 I will be announcing the winner in the description box of my video below. I will also be emailing you personally so make sure to check your spam folders!!
So I hope you guys enjoy the tutorial and Good luck!
Its a bran new day and we are doing #foundationweek. Basically it is where I do A new foundation review/first impressions post every day or 7 days. I started this on my Youtube channel and really wanted to do some blog posts to go along. Plus I know you would really enjoy some good written details.
Today I wanted to share this FULL FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION. The Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation*. This is seriously the Worlds most full coverage foundation, I’m not exaggerating. My Perfect shade match is Dermacol 221, If you want to see what shades of foundations match me well then look in the description box of the Video below.
*I do receive compensation for clicking my link, if you do not want to click on my link then feel free to google Dermacol Foundation.
So why is this foundation the Worlds Most? It covers everything! To show you I went through and completely marked up my face with a red marker. Why Red? well its more realistic because often times acne & imperfections are red. I know its genius! This foundation smoothed over everything so easy, I still can’t believe it. The best part is that you only need a pea size amount for you entire face. Less is more with this one.
Lets talk Pros & Cons:
Use thin Layers & covers Everything
smooths over imperfections and leaves a dewy/natural finish on the skin (Healthy Glow)
Applies Good with Brush Or Sponge (I personally love using a Brush)
Perfect for Pictures or an event
If you want to wear it for everyday you can mix it in with your moisturizer
DOES NOT OXIDIZE
Feels A little Thick on the Skin
I think this is a good foundation for everyone to have. If you have dry skin or Oily skin I think you can wear this. If you have Oily skin make sure to powder with a mattifying powder or use a mattifying primer. Now this is why I think everyone should have this, even if you do not use this all the time. This is a great foundation to use to spot conceal spots around your face. So if you need more coverage on your forehead apply your regular foundation all over and only apply this on the area on your forehead you need more coverage. I give you guys my stamp of approval and the best part is how affordable it is. See it Here.
If you want to see how this foundation wears through out the day, I did do a full First impressions video where I take you with me along my day so you can see for yourself how it Wears.
So I hope you enjoyed my review I will be back tomorrow to share another blog post. If you want to see how well it covers see the video below!
Another beautiful Friday and I’m ready to share this fun, trendy makeup look with you! Im going to cut down on chit chat and lets just get started. I have been obsessing over the Cartoon Eyeliner Trend that has been taking over Instagram. I wanted to recreate a summer bronzey look & combine it with Cartoon Liner. I love how it turned out and I know you will too. (Full Tutorial Below)
I started out with a Gold Bronzey Eyeshadow look and added a pop of color with the liner. Surprisingly Cartoon liner is really simple! I just made a super bold cat eye shape with Teal Gel Liner. Then I outlined it with a black eyeliner. It took time and patience but it was worth it. Take your time, its ok if its not perfect. In the tutorial below I show you how I to fix the lines if they arn’t as straight as you would like them to be.
Heres a list of the products I used for this makeup Look.
Too Faced Bronzer Wheel- Summer Love Bronzer & Pink Leopard
Ulta Cheek Color : Flushed
No7 Lift & luminate foundation
Morphe X Kathleen Lights Palette (Use any warm bronzey, gold shades you have!)
L’OREAL Infallible Gel Liner Black
Hua Mian LI Waterproof Liner 11: Wish APP ( Nyx Liners are good too!)
Milani Lipstick Matte Naked
Becca Skin Perfecter OPAL
WetnWild Contour Stick Where’s Walnut
NYX Micro Brow Pencil Ash Brown
Don’t forget to see the tutorial below
Also there is a GIVEAWAY GOING ON. Im giving away a Asavea Gold Titanium Curling Wand All you have to do is click Here to enter. Its free and it going on until July 1st.
So tell me whats your favorite Makeup Trend of the moment? COMMENT BELOW and lets get a fun conversation going!
Today I’m posting about a product that really peeked my interest through Facebook & instagram! Lets cut to the chase , we are talking about Lipsense I know you all have heard about this. You have probably been invited to a lipsense party at one point. Its suppose to be this magical lip color that lasts on your lips all day long. It is suppose to be immovable so immovable that if you rub your fingers against your lips nothing will come off!
Well today we are going to talk about if its true, how long it lasts & at the end I will even show you in a video!
I have the starter kit (as shown above) it comes with a lip color (Bella shown), Moisturizing Gloss, & Oops remover. I received mine from Rachel Powers who did a fabulous job at packaging everything nicely and shipping it out to me quickly. I received it about 3 days after I ordered it!
doesn’t dry out your lips, instead it restore moisture to your lips
Thinner than water & immediately evaporates on the skin
47 different shades & multiple finishes
So with this in mind I tested this out several times and did a full wear test with check ups in the video below.
My conclusion is: This is truly amazing! I love it so much. It really does do everything it claims, which is rare to actually find a product that does that. This is my go to date night lip color because it does not rub off or kiss off! It lasts through eating and never leaves a lip print on a glass. I especially love the Moisturizing Gloss it does a really good job of sticking to the lips but not making your lips feel sticky. Also even when the gloss does come off I noticed my lips still felt moisturized and healthy.
If you have been curious or wanting to try Lipsense I definitely think you should! I love it so much I’m going to go back and get a couple of different colors. The only Con I found is that you have to go through a distributer. I went through Rachel Powers who is such a sweet amazing lady. She packaged everything beautifully even included a tips & tricks page! Just contact her and order some! Its so easy and YES she ships it right to your home! click to go straight to her Facebook.
Anyways thats enough chatter see my video review & wear test below!
Have you tried lipsense? If so whats your favorite color? if not what color would you get if you did ?
I know its been such a long time, but I promise I’m back and all my technical problems are behind me. So I know what the question is that you probably have.. What have I been doing? Well I’m glad you ask I have been binge watching Pretty Little Liars. I am not kidding in no way shape or form. I have grown rather obsessed with the show. If you haven’t watched it let me fill you in on the plot. Basically in a small town full of secrets where a group of 5 girls keep lots of secrets. One day one of the girls goes missing and a year later is found dead. The whole question is who killed her? and why do the other 4 girls keep getting texts from a person named A. Honestly it has kept my husband and I on our toes.
So what does that have to do with today? Well in Season 3 ,Hanna Marin, A character from the show cuts her hair and has some beautiful hairstyles for short hair. Some of which I want to recreate and show you how to do.
Not only do I want to show you these hairstyles, but I also partnered up with Asavea * To bring to you todays video & blog post. They recently launched a new Hairstyling tool and you guys seemed to really love it when I shared their hairstyling straightener brush. So I thought I would also share this beautiful Gold Titanium Hair Curling Wand.
(* This video & post is sponsored, so I do receive compensation for sharing this product with you. But all my opinions are honest and I truly do love this Hair Curler and recommend it.)
So think of this as a review & hair tutorial in one! Also stay tuned to the very end because, just like with the Straightening brush post, I will be GIVING ONE of these AWAY.
In the video below I will be showing you how to do this textured, curly, messy Lob hairstyle. This is a iconic Hanna Marin Hairstyle. She rocks this textured lob more than any other hairstyle.
This was so easy to do and surprisingly quick. I used the Spiral Barrel to achieve it and I love how it turned out. What I love most about this hairstyle is that you can really dress it up or down just by adding more texture and breaking it up more with your fingers.
So here are some of the Asavea Hair curler Pros:
The Gold & Ceramic material help to keep your frizz under complete control
It heats up quickly and cools down quickly
Your hairstyle lasts longer than other curlers (or at least it did for me, It lasted me 3 days and I didn’t have to recurl my hair at All!)
Its beautiful! I know you love the GOLD!
It has a Swivel Cord so Its easy to use without the cord getting caught or in the way.
The controls are easy to use and you can decided how hot you want the curler to be.
The Second hairstyle I did is a messy, easy undo. I like to do this on day three when my curls are still intact but maybe not as voluminous and I feel like putting my hair up. All you need for this hairstyle is a teasing comb & some bobby pins.
I love this because you can again make it as messy or as formal as you want. Its perfect for short hair because the braided back keeps all those little short layered hairs into place without bobby pins.
Ok ok, pictures are nice but lets see how to actually accomplish this. I promise it looks like I spent a lot of time doing this hairstyle but I really didn’t!