Today is such a hot a dry day here in Arizona. I would much rather have dry heat then humidity! On the other hand, something I do not want to look dry is my face. Sometimes I just wish my foundations made my skin look more fresh & illuminated. Well ladies, I am here to do a review on a product that claims to do just that.
This is the Hard Candy Look Pro Illuminate & Strobing Mix-In Drops. It is a multi-purpose, iridescent facial enhancer that instantly creates radiant, dewy complexion. Or so it claims to do so. You add it into your foundation, into your moisturizer or you can use it alone to highlight. Right now strobing is very popular.
First, lets talk about packaging. It is glass bottle with a dropper. This makes it very easy to mix into your foundation. I have been using this for about two weeks now. My favorite way to use this is to mix one drop into my Maybelline Fit Me Matte Foundation. I love the finish it gives me with that one. We will talk more about that later.
These drops are very thin and easy to blend out. Its a white formula with an iridescent pinkness to it that catches the light beautifully. Looks very pearly to me. As a highlight alone it is beautiful. I recommend ,if you are using it to highlight, to spread a drop on your hand first. Then dab it on your face with your finger. It will be very easy to blend, but if you want to build the intensity I suggest doing it while it is still wet. I notice that when I try to add more when it is already dry the formula breaks down. It ends up looking cakey and it balls up. This is not something I would use for strobing unless I am using it as a base for a powder highlight. I think its more of a everyday highlight.
My absolute favorite way to us this is mixed into my foundation. I mix a single drop into my foundation then spread it around with my finger before dotting it onto my face. I notice that it gives me a fresh natural looking finish when mixed into a matte foundation (shown above). I it doesn’t look dewy or shimmery just very fresh and healthy.
I talk more about it and show a demo of how I like to apply it in the video below.
I have really been into a subtle highlight look lately. With that said this product is perfect for me. It gives me a healthy glow and I love it!
So, are you into a subtle highlight or strobing? 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?
Today I’m talking about skin care. I am one of those gals that believe less is more, well typically. I usually am very basic when it comes to skin care. Even so , I do believe that to have beautiful makeup look you do have to take care of your skin. The healthier your skin looks the better your makeup looks! So today I’m reviewing the Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Skin Serum.
Thick Plastic Top
Fragrance? Yes Smells like shea butter (pleasant not to strong, fades after applying)
Comes from organic agriculture
Zero% Sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates
Restores skin with undetected radiance
Fine lines start fading
skin looks firmer and brighter
creates healthful ,youthful complexion
I have used this for almost two weeks and I’m going to share with you all the information you will need!
My skin typically has large pores in the cheek area and is very dry. I also have blochy complexion as well. After almost two weeks of using this serum this is how my skin looks( no filters or editing).
What I have Noticed:
Healthy looking skin
makeup goes on over top smoother
skin looks less rough/textured
no reaction with my sensitive skin
skin feels firmer
skin is not as blochy
apply makeup as usual
I have noticed that my skin looks all and all healthier. Usually even with makeup my skin looks cakey and rough in person. I did not change my foundation or any other makeup products when trying this. My skin looked a lot smoother and more natural when using this. It was the first thing I noticed. It also didn’t detract from the longevity of my makeup. I feel like my face makeup even lasted longer when I used this. Like it just the makeup sat on my skin a lot better. Honestly this is a skin care product that is here to stay for me! I am very pleased with it. I am a firm believer that the healthier your bare skin looks the better your makeup over top will look! I also love how it hydrated my skin. I tend to have very dry skin and I felt like this worked wonders for the dryness. Usually by the end of the day my nose and cheeks are dry. The serum really made a difference with that.
These are my honest thoughts. Here are some unfiltered un edited pictures of my face with makeup after using this.
First picture is without flash.
Second is with flash.
Have you tried this serum? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Hello My Bondbeautys, Happy Monday , I hope you all had a wonderful fourth of July Weekend! We made hamburgers and Hotdogs and went swimming it was loads of fun! Today I wanted to share with you a different kind of blog post. This is something I haven’t really done here at bondbeautyful.com but I thought it would be fun. Its kind of like a haul but these are products that I was sent from companies. Now before we start I do want to clarify that my reviews, thoughts etc. of these things are completely honest and I am under no obligation to do videos or blog posts or anything like that with these products. Im so thankful for all my blog subscribers and I would never do anything to ruin the trust we have here!
So here are the different websites if you are interested in any of the products I talked about.
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
Today I wanted to share my beauty favorites for this past month , because it is already MAY! Its so crazy how fast time flys and I have been obsessed with one particular makeup look all month long. I am also going to be starting a new series where I also do my Favorite Makeup Look for the Month. So I will be showing you a makeup look using these beauty favorites on Monday so stay tuned!
This past month I have been loving a very natural spring eye & a coral fresh lip + cheek combo. I feel like this all ties together beautifully. Bonus: I think this look is a beautiful spring wedding look as well! It photographs beautifully leaving a beautiful glow to the skin. So lets start talking products..
These two palettes have been my favorites this month. I know a lot of you bought these when they first came out. They are the Divergent palettes from the Divergent Kit. These are the shades I have been using to create my looks. These eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented, feel so soft & are easy to work with. The top palette is Erudite Palette & the bottom is Abnegation palette.
Now for the rest of the face I feel like all these products go together so nicely. The blush & Lippy just work together because they are both that coral type of shades.
These brushes are from Bh Cosmetics and man did they surprise me I love them. They are all skunk or duo fiber brushes and they do well in not eating up all my product. I also recently took out my Real techniques Beauty Sponge and it just leaves your face looking flawless. It is a great way to blend out foundation.
This Grafix eyeliner by L.A. Colors has been they product that makes my wing liner come to life all month long. It is really black and all though it took me a little to get use to the applicator it is beautiful. ( I don’t recommend it for beginners though)
This hand lotion I got from the Dollar Tree and I can say I am really enjoying it. There were two in a pack and I find that they are super convenient to have on your vanity & purse. Specially because my hands can get ashy looking.
Last is this beautiful Copper nailpolish from E.L.F. Called Copper. It is gorgeous and subtle so if you don’t like “in your face” type of polishes this one is perfect. Bonus its only $2 on their website!
So like I said I will be doing my April Favorite Makeup look Tutorial on Monday so make sure to check back then!
What is your current favorite beauty item?
Remember Beauty comes from within so let yours shine!
Happy Monday! It rained here in Arizona last night and this morning the weather is beautiful & fresh. So here we go I have a review on a diamond in the rough type of product! I found these at the Dollar Tree and for the price of $1 they are amazing.
So there are four shades in the whole collection. These are meant to be highlighters but I found that some of these have enough color to work as a blush as well! I find that these last me 8 hrs if I don’t touch my face. I think they look so beautiful in pictures and videos especially! But, these do have glitter flecks in them. So when they fade they leave behind glitter which is not appealing , but as long as you dont touch your face they should be fine. They blend out super easy, I like to use my finger or the E.LF Small stipple brush. I these do have a lot of color pay off but they blend out smooth, and give a good flush of color to the skin.
So Lets talk about the shades and how they look!
Pink glow is a gorgeous pink with gold shimmer in it! It works well as a blush & highlighter in one! (this is what I have on in todays video) For the purpose of the video I didn’t wear it alone I also wore summer glow in the highlight area. This one is probably my favorite one of the whole collection, because I feel like its perfect for the summer time!
Summer glow is a beautiful highlight champagne shade. This one does have silver glitter in it but they are very fine! I find that when it wears off (which doesn’t happen for about 8 hrs unless you touch your face a lot) it does leave behind glitter on your face which is no fun. I think this would be perfect for fair skin!
Copper Glow Is a beautiful bronzey shade that I think is perfect for the summer sunkissed type of look. It is very brassy but when blended out it is amazing! This one also has heavy glitter in it but when blended out it look great on the skin!
Mauvey Glow is a beautiful blush shade as well that will also give you the glow without needing to apply two products! This one is not my favorite because I feel like the glitter flecks are a lot more noticeable but it is still beautiful.
For only $1 Its worth a try for sure , I love them and I find that they work as a great blush base as well!
So lets talk about my look for the day!
Till next time..
Remember beauty comes from within so let yours shine!
So I meant to have this up by Monday but I had really bad food poisoning on sunday and only managed to post this video up without a blog post. Any who… I will have two posts up today because I am uploading another fun video later today…
So today I’m talking about Dollar Tree Hits & Misses. I love seeing what kind of beauty products they have at the Dollar Tree because sometimes they really do have some great stuff. So today I’m going to tell you what I think is worth spending your dollar bill on!
So I products I am talking about are actually currently in your dollar tree so if your interested check out your local dollar tree. ( I am not sponsored I just love the Dollar Tree!)
LA Colors Lipstick & Lip gloss Duo : Pleasure – I Love this seriously I love all the shades so pigmented , last a long time & so creamy I did a whole review and swatch post so check it out!
ELF Shimmering Facial Whip: Lilac Pedal- I Love these I have all of them , you can add them to your foundation for a glowy finish or use them as blush or highlight and they are gorgeous! I use my elf small stipple brush with it and it works great! Or your fingers will work great too!
Sally Hansen Nail polish: These are the same great formula you find at the drugstore so I love these , they are a great buy.
LA Color Craze Nail polish: This is another great nail polish brand that is at the Dollar Tree I am definitely going to try more because I loved the formula and longevity!
E.L.F. Eyelash curler! This is the best eyelash curler in the drugstore seriously and the fact that you can find it at the dollar tree is awesome!
Maybelline Face & Body Highlighters: These are a hit! I am doing a review soon on these there are four shades and they are great to try! The Pink Glow is one of my favorites to use for a blush! Its a blush and highlighter in one!
Hand Creams: I found these by the register and they are great for on the go hand cream, they feel soft and very nice! Plus they smell so great!
LA Colors All n One Jumbo pencil: Its just to lilac and icy to work on my skin but it would be a nice highlight for fair skin.
LA Colors Eyeliner & Eyeshadow pencil: I love the brown even though it can crease on you so for this reason it is a miss , but the color is beautiful!
Physicians formula blush: It just looks like a white powder, it is really soft but I don’t what a white looking blush on my cheeks 😀
Maybelline color show textured nailpolish vintage leather: It was terrible! It dried chalky on my nail, it scraped right off after it dried and it was nothing close to the color in the jar. It also looked very chunky , didn’t like it at all!
I am going to start doing a look of the day if I do not do a tutorial so you can know what products I used for my look! Today I will have two because I am posting two different blog posts! Lucky you!:D
My Look of the Day:
LA Colors Liquid Eyeliner
LA Colors Lipgloss & Lipstick Duo: Pleasure
Hard Candy Natural Eyes Palette (Eyes , keeping it simple)
Im going to make a big effort to post videos & blogs on here more often. Quick house update: The house still has no flooring no paint job but the wall paper is finally all down! I am so happy about the wall paper being down it was so time consuming!
So today I decided to tell you guys about beauty products that I tend to use behind the blog or video scene. Things that I think are must have, holy grails or favorites. You can call it whatever you want , basically these prep my look and so on.
You guys know I love to incorporate a video with each blog so here it is make sure to take a look to see all the products up close & personal!
So In this video I pretty much talk about skin, makeup, nails & hair! I talk about my favorite products that I really use from day to day, week to week, month to month & year to year. Sometimes I don’t mention these products because I do not like to repeat the same products all the time for you guys. All of these except for three are drugstore products , you guys know I love my Drugstore!
Do you have a must have holy grail product that you always use?
Remember,Beauty Comes from within so let yours shine!
Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to do a long awaited review on the foundation I am currently Loving! This is the L’oreal Infallible pro matte foundation. I have been trying this foundation out for over a month now and because it is fairly new at the drugstore I wanted to an in-depth review on it.
This foundation claims to be a Demi Matte Foundation that will last for 24 Hr & that it is medium coverage. It claims to be air light , & never dull as well.
I think that this foundation is more of a fuller coverage foundation. The reason I say this is because for those of us who just slab on our makeup fast in the morning it will end up being full coverage. Why? Because you do not need much of this foundation and to make it medium coverage I feel like you have to be conscious of how much you put on. With that said it can definitely be medium coverage if you only put a small amount on.
This is a matte foundation, I do not think it is a demi matte . To me it feel like a full out matte foundation. Because my skin is pretty normal to maybe dry (because of pregnancy etc) I notice that my skin can get really dry wearing this if I do not properly apply moisturizer before hand. So as long as I apply a good hydrating moisturizer I find that I have no problems with this foundation!
As far as it being air light. I feel like for the coverage it has , it definitely feels light! But I feel like after it really sets it feel like your regular skin! It also feels really soft and creamy but sets to matte finish. Its also really easy to blend! Basically it feels wonderful when you apply it to your skin & it also spreads so incredibly easy! NO tugging & no frustration Just sheer bliss!
This is a 24 hr foundation! Yes, I said it , It lasted me for 24 hrs easy! Now I don’t mean that after 24 hrs I still saw some foundation left on my face; I mean that after 24 hrs my skin looked exactly how it did when I first applied it! I am so incredibly impressed with how beautifully this looked after hours of working on my house, sweating even working out!
I feel Like when it sets it sets! So it does not transfer on to clothing which is one of my pet peeves! No one wants to give their husband a hug and have makeup come off on their clothing!
They have a pretty good shade selection , Not as good as their L’Oreal True Match Foundation , but still not bad at all. I found my shade by picking the same shade name as the Loreal true match foundation. So in the True Match I am w6 sun beige. So I went with the Infallible shade 106 Sun Beige & it fit me perfectly. I do not know if all their names are the same in each collection but that is a good place to start.
Now for the main reason why I like this foundation…
This foundation has a more of a yellow tone to it, which I love! I have such trouble finding my perfect match because either a foundation is too pink or orange! This foundation I think is perfect for those of us that have that yellow undertone to our skin! seriously I have never seen a foundation at the drugstore that matches me this perfectly just because of the yellow hue in it!
How I apply:
I like to apply it with a flat top dense stippling brush from Bh Cosmetics. It does such a good job in blending that I love it! I like to apply it section by section because when this foundation sets their is no budging! Doing it section by section really helps me to concentrate on on space at a time & not feel rushed to blend out the rest of my face!
Who will love this?
So I did try this on my mom and let me tell you it looked gorgeous! So I think whether you are young or mature you will like how this looks. It doesn’t settle into fine lines or anything like that! need proof? well here you have it..
Is it Picture Perfect foundation?
So I did test this foundation out with my professional camera in natural light & with a flash. I also tested this out with my phone for a selfie with a flash & without; Let me tell you this foundation looks great in any lighting , with a flash and without! I was truly impressed. It doesn’t have spf so I would expect it to do good and of course it did great!
So here are the pictures with my Canon T5i with a flash and without…. (with only this foundation on , no powder or anything else)
As you can tell it does not give off a white cast which is great it keeps your neck even with your face! So this is definitely a picture perfect foundation.
I really like this foundation , it does what it says its going to do which is awesome! I think that if you have young or mature skin you will like this foundation. I think this is more for those who want a long lasting foundation. This is also great in pictures & gives you a full coverage look without looking cakey. This is a good foundation for oily to normal and even normal to dry as long as you moisturize well.
Well that it for today , Till next time!
Don’t forget, Beauty comes from within so let yours shine!