Im so excited to be doing the Ultimate Wet N Wild New Releases Post! I have done a first impressions & a full review on all the new products I got at the beginning of January. Wet N Wild is really stepping up their game this year. None of the products I have tried so far from them are duds! So I’m going to keep it short and simple and let the videos do the talking enjoy!
First I have a full first impressions where I take you throughout the day and see how all these products wear.
Cushion Contour $5.99
Cushion Highlight $5.99
Megaglo Highlight $4.99
Contour Stick $3.99
Blush Stick $3.99
Photo Focus Foundation $5.99
After Using these products for almost a month and really trying them in all different ways I have a full review on the Foundation..
Overall the Foundation is my personal favorite! I think it looks beautiful on camera, in pictures & in person. As it warms up to the skin it becomes almost skin like. It looks so natural and beautiful. Also it is a High Medium Coverage when applied with a brush & it is perfect for my needs.
This is one of my Recent Editorial Style Instagram Pics where I’m wearing the Foundation. Also it matches perfectly with my undertone.
WetNWild Photo Focus Foundation Golden Beige (Matches Fit Me Matte & poreless 220)
As far as the other products I tried the cushion products are amazing. I love how they dry down completely so I don’t need to set it. It also lasted longer than any of the other contour / highlight products I have tried from wet n wild.
I also love the undertone of their contour shades, the cushion & stick. They are a perfect natural shade that isn’t too warm or too cool. I feel like these are the most universal shades. Plus the cushions last me 12 hrs (when applied with a brush)
WetnWild is one of the most affordable brands at the drugstore; and for them to come out this year with some amazing products is fantastic. I feel like they came out swinging!
PhotoFocus Foundation Golden Beige
Blush Stick Floral Majority
Contour Stick Where’s Walnut
MegaGlo Highlight Precious Petals
Have you tried any of these products? I hope this was helpful!
I am so excited to share with you some of my favorite hair, skin & makeup products for this past month. I love doing these kinds of posts because then you have a chance to see products that have truly not only worked for me but that I am personally in love with. (video below to see all products)
Pura d’or Argan Oil I have dry to normal skin. Sometimes my foundation looks cakey on certain parts of my face. It looks like makeup sits on top of my skin rather than blending into my skin. This makes my makeup look un natural . To fix this I add this oil to my foundation (two drops) or just to my face before foundation. It really gives me a natural looking flawless face. The makeup sits so nicely onto of it and helps it really blend into my skin.
Dauphines of New York Headband : This headband is perfect for this summer time. Its so hot in Arizona and its nice to keep your hair out of your face. So this headband is useful and cute all at the same time! I used for the 4th of July and loved it!
(Find it at Anthropologie)
Yuer er Gong Zhu Eyelashes : Love these lashes they are glam but look natural all in one. I love these for dates or even everyday. ( I have a giveaway going on so make sure to check out that video too down below. Im giving away these lashes!)
Ittse Eyeshadow Golden Gate : I am so obsessed with this eyeshadow , this is the eyeshadow I used in multiple of my 100 days of makeup pictures. (over on my Instagram)
Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation 220 This foundation is such a great matte foundation. Even with my dry skin it still looks great! I also love to mix the Argan Oils in with this particular foundation. It turns this matte foundation into a natural finish foundation, that just looks fresh and perfect.
Wet N Wild Brushes: Great affordable brushes , super soft and do not shed.
Wet n Wild To reflect Shimmer Palette Boozy Brunch: My favorite Highlight of the moment. Such an unexpected find!
Wet n Wild Mega goo contouring Palette Dulce de Leche: I have been using and abusing this contour palette. I love the contouring shade in here it is a neutral which makes it more wearable and it looks beautiful.
Amazon Brush Egg : This is such an amazing find. It helps clean your brushes just as good as the brush cleaning mats except it is 1/10th of the price. Only 2 bucks , such a steal!
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush Apri-cot in the Middle: This is a perfect natural blush that goes with any makeup look. So it is perfect for everyday or for special occasions. The reason I like this so much is because it doesn’t take away from your look. Its a no brainer blush.
Bella Pierre Cosmetic Mineral Blush Desert Rose This blush is a beautiful light pink. Another blush that goes with any look but especially blue looks! I love it with a blue smokey eye . (shown in the picture below)
Be a Bombshell Smooth Criminal Powder: Since I have dry skin I have to be so careful when choosing a powder. I can easily turn into a cakey mess. So I have been loving this powder to set my under eye concealer! It smooths the area out with out drying it out.
Wet n Wild Highlighting Pen Posing Nude & A Happy Medium: These pens are so great for highlighting. They are also great for adding to other concealers. Specially hard to work with concealers tend to work better with this concealer.
LA girl Pro Concealer Natural: This concealer is such a great alternative to the MAC Pro long wear concealer. It is not as thick and full coverage but it is definitely so good! I use it for under the eye and it is perfect. I also highlight with it around the face.
Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat: Are you looking for a super shiny top coat that makes it look like you came from the salon? Well I finally found a incredible top coat at the drugstore! This one is so great , it makes my nail polish last longer & looks shinier than any other top coat! Love, Love , Love!
ELF Acne Fighting Gel: This gel really surprised me. It didn’t magically make my acne go away but it helps my blemishes get smaller and start to go away. Its amazing and I am so surprised. I will wash my face before bed and apply it after. Then in the morning my blemishes will be ten times smaller and look a lot better than the day before. This is my secret weapon to beautiful looking skin.
NYC Lip liner Bare: Perfect lip liner to pair up with your nude lips!
Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lipcolor Looking for Truffle: Such a velvety soft matte lip color! So amazing and this shade is a cooler nude and I love it. So in style right now!
NYX Butter Gloss Eclair: These butter glosses are just that buttery! This color looks so great topped over light pink type of nude lipsticks. (shown below)
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Stockholm: This has been a long time favorite. To me this is the perfect matte nude lip color. Its so affordable as well. If you struggle to find the perfect nude shade try this one out!
LA Colors High Shine Butter Gloss Snuggle: This is a beautiful nude, almost gold shimmery gloss. The formula is very slick and soft without being sticky. The color is perfect to add to the lower lip of your nude lips! (great lipstick topper) I especially have been loving it over a matte cool or grey nude lip. I add it right to the center of my bottom lip and blend! (shown below)
Want to see all my favorite products up close & personal then click the video below!
Whats your favorite beauty product for this last month? Let me know in the comments!
May is basically over and I have been testing a lot of different products. Among all that there are several products that I have been absolutely loving. To the point that I have been consistently using them all month long. So today I will share my favorite makeup products with you!
So if your ready to hear about some great drugstore & high end products then lets do this!
Elf Healthy Glow Bronzer Sunkissed: This is a beautiful bronzer to give you a sun kissed summer glow. I use this all over the cheeks , on the forehead & on the tip of my nose.
Elf All Over Color Stick Pink Lemonade: This is such a user friendly cream blush. I usually swatch it on my hand then run a brush over it. I find it blends so easy into the skin and you don’t need to set it with powder either! As you can see when blended out it looks like a beautiful flush of color!
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette: This is a great neutral palette. I love that its so pigmented and that it has a good variety of matte & shimmer eyeshadows. You can create lots of beautiful looks with this and I’m obsessed!
LA Colors Grafix Eyeliner Black: &Coastal Scents Brush BR-C-N15 : A trick I have been doing this month is using this eyeliner with this brush. This brush makes it easy to create a thin liner & wing look. I also find that this brush would work great for beginners because it gives you more control!
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara: This is a perfect blend between a wet and dry formula. Right in the middle which gives you volume & Length! Great drugstore mascara!
I am wearing all of my favorites in my look today. I decided to do a simple neutral wearable eye and a soft popsicle red lip with a bronzey cheek. I love using the bronzer as a blush topper. It adds a subtle highlight & a healthy glow to the skin. This look is perfect for this summer time!
I love this neutral palette so much because of how versatile it is. This is one of the simplest looks you can do. Its perfect for an everyday look because it just flatters the eye without looking like its too much.
A more in-depth tutorial video will be up on Wed so stay tuned!
What are some of your favorite beauty products this month?
Its that time again, a brand new month and its time to tell you what products are my favorites! So usually have a certain look that I am loving that month so expect a makeup tutorial using all these products for my next post!
Products I am Loving at the Moment:
Loreal True Match Lumi Foundation W6 Sunbeige : I love this because it makes my face look like my skin, its not cakey at all and it looks so gorgeous and fresh faced. I have dry skin so this is perfect for me but If you have oily skin I recommend the Loreal True Match Liquid Foundation or the Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation.
NYC Loose Powder Translucent: This is such a perfect setting powder because it is light and doesn’t cake up the skin. So it sets without adding any unnecessary powder.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer : Neutralizer – This concealer is one of my favorite concealers for the under eye area. The formula is so thin yet it has so much coverage. Today I woke up with raccoon eyes and you can see in the video you cant even tell! This is amazing and my #1 pick for under the eyes!
Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick Bare it all: This is such a beautiful nude matte lipstick that I have been loving. It looks effortless and is perfect for everyday! Especially with this lipgloss combo! Divergent Lipgloss: Temptations choice it just adds a peachy sparkle that looks beautiful added to the center of the lower lip!
Elf Baked Bronzer Maui: This is a beautiful bronze sun-kissed bronzer that I love because it adds a beautiful glow. Lately I have been skipping on the blush and just adding this in the cheek area where I would usually add my blush. I think it looks so great for the summer time!
Elf blush & bronzer Duo: Fiji Matte– If you have been keeping up with my makeup tutorials you know that this last month I have been using the bronzer in this duo with a fluffy blending brush right into the crease. This is so great because it makes all the other crease colors you put on top just blend that much easier! Plus I love that this is a duo purpose product for my contour & crease !
Elf baked Eyeshadow Bronzed Beauty: I have been sweeping this with a fluffy brush all over the lid on those days that I want to add a little oomph to my makeup look and it is so gorgeous! As you can see I have been loving all things bronze!
NYC 24 Hr City Proof Eye Primer: This is such a great find! I love that it is a eye primer but in a stick form. Its so convenient to use and unique! Personally I love this but because I can get oily eyelids I sometimes have to set it first before using eyeshadow! If you don’t have my problem then this will work great for you!
Its time for May Favorites. May favorites is basically where I give you suggestions for beauty products that I have used all month long and have loved. I am so exciting because I am moving into my house in a week or so. So anywho lets start with all my beauty favorites.
Everything I am wearing in my makeup today are favorites! So lets go through them.
For my Face I have a couple blushes ,bronzer & highlight that I have been really loving.
Elf Mineral Blush (#1): I love this because it is so soft and beautiful for this summer. On me it looks more coral and peachy so I have been loving this with more of a bronzey eye.
Elf Blush & Bronzer Duo Fiji Matte (#2): I have been loving this bronzer because it is a matte shade but it is not to dark so I can use it to contour with or to warm up the face. I am personally really impressed with these ELF powder products because they are not dry and they have a good kick of color!
Elf Baked Blush (#3 Left) : Passion Pink I love this because it gives such a glow to the skin and for a blush it is so gorgeous! I feel like this could be a beautiful highlight as well for deep skin.
ELF Baked Blush (#3 Right): PInktastic I use this as a highlight and I love it! You have to be a little careful because it has great payoff and sometimes it is easy to go overboard. Even though it is marketed as a blush I love it for a glowy champaigne highlight!
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette (#1): This is such a beautiful palette and I am honestly real impressed with the pigmentation it has. I love this because it has a good selection of pigmented romantic shades (similiar to the naked 3)
Elf Smudge Pot: Aint that Sweet (#3 right) http://go.magik.ly/r/BondBeautyful/1364/
Elf Smudge Pot: Back to the Basics (#3 left) http://go.magik.ly/r/BondBeautyful/1364/
Elf single eyeshadow: mocha http://go.magik.ly/r/BondBeautyful/9261/
Elf single eyeshadow: peach fizz http://go.magik.ly/r/BondBeautyful/9261/
Elf Single eyeshadow: moon dust http://go.magik.ly/r/BondBeautyful/9261/
Elf Single Eyeshadow: Pink Ice http://go.magik.ly/r/BondBeautyful/9261/
For the lips I have been loving this Wet N Wild Balm Stain Rico Mauve It is absolutely amazing! I love how it looks for this summer time! Honestly any time I use the Coastal Scents palette I always pair I with this lippy!
So Don’t forget I am doing a monthly favorite makeup look tutorial coming soon (tomorrow) and this is the look! SNEEK PEEK
So today I am starting a new series where I show you my monthly favorite makeup look , in a tutorial form, every month to go along with my monthly favorite products video. Im super excited because I get to show you how I create my look using my favorite products.
By the way I’m so excited because we finished knocking down our house wall and we have the beam up. It looks so awesome I am so excited that the hard stuff is over. Soon we are going to paint and add flooring !
Todays look is a super easy summer/spring appropriate every day makeup look. I love how the coral blush & gold tones in my eye makeup just go together so perfect. I feel like this makeup looks so fresh , clean and beautiful.
I did use the Divergent Collectors kit Erudite & Abnegation Palettes. You do not have to use these ones I showed you close ups of the eye shadows so you can find eye shadows that are similar! But for those of you who do have the collectors kit already I thought it would be neat to use it! The Hard Candy Natural Eyes palette has very Similar shades.
For the rest of my face I kept it pretty natural and fresh. I love using my real techniques sponge because it applies my foundation flawlessly. A trick I like to do is contour my cheek bones. This makes me look a lot thinner which I need ( Specially since I just had a baby). I have been loving the Bh Cosmetics Sculpting kit Contour Brush. Ill put links to where you can find everything I used today if you are interested.
Its February Favorites time! Its the beginning of March , which means its time for me to look at the makeup I have loved for the month of February. All of these are drugstore products so you get to see what products have worked & I have loved for the month of Love. If you want to see me what I have been loving click below!
So like I said this last month was Valentines day month. This means that I have tried a lot of different eye looks. I have done a few tutorials for you guys which means I have been experimenting like crazy on myself ! I do have a few eye products so bare with me!
1. I have been really trying to take care of my lips (Preparing for lots of kisses). I have been using the Mojito Lip Balm; which i received in my January Ipsy bag. This is such a moisturizing, healing lip balm. At first I was scared to try it because It looks like medicine , but don’t worry its a safe lip balm!
2. Next I have been loving my new E.L.F. Lip exfoliator, this retails for $3 and it works wonders. I just wet my lips and scrub away then you can wash it off or lick it off! It is super easy and convenient to use because of the lipstick form & It leaves my lips feeling soft!
3. I also received this Skiin Eye soothing & Smoothing Cream in my January Ipsy bag. I feel like it has really made the skin around my eyes really soft and hydrated. I didn’t realize how dry my eyes were till I started using this. Now its a part of my morning & night routine!
4. Elf Little Black Book Warmth Edition. I was really impressed with these eyeshadows. Elf’s palettes tend to me inconsistent as far as shade quality but this one was all around pretty good. The colors were buttery soft, easy to blend and they really did well with picking out all different types of finishes for these eyeshadows.
5. Elf Mineral Eyeshadows in Miss Popular & Lunch Break. Lunch break is more of a warm brown with some sparkle. Miss Popular is more of a purple taupe color with a silky finish. I really found these quite soft & creamy like. They were really pigmented and looked beautiful. I was again surprised with these , these are new to there collection so if you haven’t had a chance to try them out give them a try!
6.Elf eyelid Primer: this has been and old favorite. This is from there essential line, I find it very comparable to the urban decay primer potion. It does exactly the same thing & Lasts just as long.
7. Elf Hd Lifting Concealer is a brightening concealer I have been using underneath the eyes. It is thin and easy to work with all you need is your finger to really blend it into the skin. I find that all I need to conceal my under eye circles is foundation and this concealer.
A new mascara to my collection this month is the L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara in water proof. I probably won’t get the waterproof version again. But as far as the Mascara goes I do find that It adds volume. I just find myself being very careful because of the funky brush. Turning the wand one way and using one side of the brush will give you a different result then using the brush another way.
8. Now these bases have been my all time most used favorite for this month. These are the E.L.F. long lasting lustrous eyeshadow in Gala & Soiree.
9. Gala is that deep brown shade some shimmer in it. These are so creamy and bouncy! It reminds me of the dream bounce blushes, feels very similar. Soiree is the beautiful deep cranberry shade which I used on valentines day! These are really great bases they last all day by themselves and they definitely extend the life of your eyeshadow.
10. Last is the Elf Baked Highlighter : Pink Diamonds This is a beautiful pinky highlight. This can be sheer or using water you can make it more pearly on your cheek bone.
So those are all my favorites for this month… What have you been loving for this month?
Bondbeauty Look of the Day. Here is a close up look at how some of these makeup products look..
I am really excited for this next month, my son is turning one and it should be a fun and happy month.
Till Next time,
Remember Beauty Comes From Within So let yours SHINE!
I hope your having a good start to your MONDAY… So schools back in and I thought why not make class fun today.. Lets talk all about bronzer! I have had a lot of you asking me about bronzer , if you can wear it, if your too light to wear it, how to wear it , what it is, what contouring is… I will show you how to universally contour ; but I am planning to do a contour 101 video where I show you how to do it according to your face shape.. But for now lets learn all about bronzer …
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Bronzer : There are two types , A Shimmer one (Used to add glow) or a Matte one (Used for contouring)
Glow Bronzer must be 1-2 Shades darker than your skin tone, usually has a gold shimmer to it
Contouring bronzer needs to be 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone & needs to be completely matte
What is contour? It is basically corrective makeup designed to reshape your face.. (make your cheeks look slimmer, your forehead smaller your nose smaller etc)
Can anyone use bronzer? Yes you just need to pick the right shade at type for you!
I hope this was helpful for you!
Today Im actually wearing the Hard candy Bronzer on my cheeks like a blush, topped off with Milani Baked Blush : Rose D’ Oro
On My lips I am wearing Neutrogena Jumbo Lip Balm : fresh Papaya
Eyes: Profusion Palette : 2
Thank You for watching & Don’t forget to Like MY FACEBOOK PAGE! So Whats your favorite bronzer? If you don’t use bronzer than tell us which one you want to wear contour bronzer or glow bronzer?
Welcome to 2014 , Its a new year ! Today I thought I would reflect on last years Beauty Favorites! Things that I love & Tell you why!
First Off Hair & Skin: Bed Head Moisture Maniac Shampoo & Conditioner have literally saved My hair from brittle distraction! I Got them together at Cosco for $20, The smell is amazing & right away I noticed a difference!
My Absolute Favorite fragrance for 2013 Is the Pink Sweet & Flirty Perfume from Victorias Secrets ! It is a very girly, fruity with a hint of flower scent & the best part is it only cost $20
I have used aveeno for most of the year but Clean & clear morning burst cleanser has been the star… The one I am using right now is this one which I won’t get again because It has caffeine But the Fruit Infusions kind is so great! They smell good , they are gentle enough for daily use & they are just so refreshing!
Lately I have gone back to the Silk From Silk essentials I got this at regency beauty institute & it works amazing on styled hair, It makes you look like you just came out of a salon! So silk , soft & shiny…
Now Going on to Makeup!
For Eyeshadow I am absolutely loving the L’oreal Wear infinite kerrys bronzes quad the colors are some amazing bronzy neutrals, that are so pigmented & rich!
I also added this ELF $1 Eyeshadow quad in Drama because it is the perfect smokey eye, the eyeshadows are put together nicely to give you a beautiful easy smokey eye! For just a dollar you can’t beat that!
Eyebrows are a big must do every single day! I have used pencils, shadows, gels & all the above but I keep going back to Elf Eyebrow Kit : Medium It has a gel & A Shadow Its just fantastic! IT only cost $3 & it even comes with a really great eyebrow brush!
A Blush I keep on coming back to , to the point where I have hit pan is The Elf Blush: Tickled Pink It is a great universally Flattering everyday blush… It works with any look & it is just my go to blush!
Next is a Random Favorite , My Bow! I have made these bows myself… I did a DIY Bow Clip Blog post already showing you how to do this but it is so great & I am not going to lie to you but I am obsessed with BOWS!
I have tried a lot of foundations but by far my favorite to use is the Loreal magic Nude liquid powder foundation! It is a liquid foundation with a powder finish, it feels like no other drugstore foundation , it has a medium coverage & it leaves your face look natural..
The concealer duo I have been loving & has been working really well is the Elf $1 All over face concealer: Honey & The Kirkland mineral exact concealer .. I use the elf concealer to conceal blemishes & The Kirkland Concealer in yellow for under the eyes! It works amazing together!
My absolute favorite bronzer this year is the Elf Glow: Bronzed It is a mineral bronzer .. It is a neutral brown rather than warm so it is perfect for contouring!
So my favorite nail polishes of the year are Wet N Wild Candilicious , Sinful Colors: Tempest & Avon: Midnight Plum.. These nail polish are so beautiful they dry fast, apply evenly, & are really pigmented with the first coat!
Last , But not least is…. LIPSTICKS! I have raved about these lipsticks in my blog before because they are that great .. I did an in-depth review about the jordana twist & Shine balm Stains Honey Love & cranberry Crush.. They are really inexpensive at $2.99 a piece , they are moisturizing , pigmented & the best part is it is long lasting (leaves a stain)… The LA Colors Lipstick & lipgloss DUO is also another lip product I have relentlessly talked about because they are soft, creamy but they have a more matte effect & the best part is it leaves a stain that is gorgeous! Plus they are only $1 at the dollar tree , these are my fAvorite shades Flushed & Charmed…
So here is my Makeup look for today! I have talked about the profusion palettes At walgreens & the dollar tree… I am using the Dazzle me Petite Palette on my eyes to give me a more neutral eye!
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So what is a product You loved last year & Why? Till Next time…
Remember, Beauty Comes From Within So let it SHINE!