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My Pink Hair

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I got my hair colored on Dec 10, 2016 and it's already January and I'm still loving the new shade transformation. I had not colored my hair in 4 yrs but since I was celebrating my 42nd Birthday, I wanted to go for it. This color was not easy to achieve at first so after many attempts especially with the lightning of my hair for the highlights but thankfully the salon artist used Arganplex to keep my hair from damage, I was finally pleased.
Here in the pictures, you will see freshly washed wild and wavy hair on a windy day with pink highlights:) So far, I'm still hanging in there with this pravana pink hair color.

To maintain it, I wash my hair less frequently, use sulfate free shampoo by Deva Curl called low poo delight, I mix the pravana pink semi dye with the one condition delight when I shower to refresh my color and then dry shampoo when needed throughout the week. The roots are starting to show a bit but I'm taking it day by day😉
Have a blessed day💕







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I Was So Blinded

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Here's a poem I wrote when I was going through low self esteem issues. It all began when I auditioned for a modeling agency called John Casablanca. I was 19 at the time and wanted to reach for the stars and pursue acting. So, I went to the agency, spoke to an agent and received the biggest shock, one that would almost paralyze me in life.

After she analyzed me from head to toe, the woman took me to her office and had pictures on the wall of cute ordinary next door type girls and super models like Cindy Crawford and so on.
She asked me which girls on the wall did I compare myself to and in all honesty, I said the next-door type.
As soon as I said that, she said "You have such an unrealistic attitude". "The industry will chew you up and spit you out."
I told her she was very unprofessional and I took my photos and walked out. I was crushed and I didn't know what to do. Those words were so harsh and they penetrated deep into my soul.
I began to believe them and not like what I saw in the mirror. I hated myself and wished I wasn't born. I had a loving friend named Robert who wrote me a letter and had given me a rose to remind me of my beauty and worth but I didn't to want to believe it. I was blinded and hurt until one evening I went to church service and asked a beautiful lady friend of mine named Liz, If I was ugly. She responded "You are beautifully and wonderfully made by God"and she read me the verse in Psalm 139. I began to read it for myself until it sinked into my soul and transformed my inner being. When I looked into the mirror, I started to like what I saw and appreciate and know that God does not make junk. I was beautiful and loved.

After months passed, I went to another audition but this time at Jonathan Robert Powers just to see what they would say but this time I was ready for the good and the bad, meaning the comments and rejections were not going to harm me.
The audition went great, and the lady there said I was beautiful and I had a great facial profile but my weight was a bit heavy. LOL inside of me I was like
"ok I'm 108 pounds if I get skinnier, I'll be bones".
So I said thank you with a smile and left but this time gleaming and very pleased. I did not need validation anymore and I grew confident in whom I was becoming and because I was a child of God, I felt like a princess.

In the picture below, at the age of 19 was when my low self esteem issues took place. I was surely blinded. LOL
You may wonder, if I still go through low self esteem issues, sure I do but I do not let them control me and it never takes me to that dark place. If I'm having a bad hair day, I make it a good hair day, hello hats and ponytails look cute too. :) If I look tired, I put on concealer and you know I like makeup. I'm not obsessed with it and I only wear it when I go out. Since I'm a stay at home mom, I do not need to wear it everyday. The point I'm trying to make is that I absolutely will not let these things affect me. I know who I am and who created me and I'm happy.


If you are going through low self esteem at this moment in your life, let me remind you that You are Beautiful and Valuable in God's eyes...


Poem:

I Was So Blinded by Marian Marrero

I would look in a mirror and not like what I see
My mind was made up that I was ugly
My confidence was destroyed
I didn't know who I was
I was so blinded

I was so blinded that I didn't even want to live
My dreams were shattered
I thought I had nothing to give
I was totally confused until I heard and read His Word
I looked into the bible and read Psalm 139
the part where it say we are beautifully created

He formed me in His image
So I was special all along, satan played me for a fool and took away my song

You see the word of God is life
Only He sees and says the truth
Satan is a liar! He wants to deceive you
So don't be blinded
You have so much more to give
You are God's creation and that's why you should live

You are special!




Psalm 139:13
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.


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The Sephora and Ulta Birthday Gift for 2017

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Happy 2017 friends,
I just turned 42 on Dec 26 and I had to grab my birthday offers from Ulta and Sephora. So, if you have an upcoming birthday this year, sign up here for free for the Sephora Beauty Insider Program and the Ulta Ultamate Rewards Program and you too can get goodies on your special day.
I was very excited for the Sephora gift for 2017 because the Tarte brand was going to be part of it. I only own the Tarte mascara and because I got the gift on Dec 31, I was able to get the Tarte set. Yay!  if not if was either a Marc Jacobs gift set of 2016 or a soy face cleanser by Fresh and unfortunately Marc jacobs was all out in the stores near me and my heart was not set on the cleanser.
Now, on to to the Tarte birthday gift, you get an exclusive shade in their 12 hour Amazonian clay blush called Paaarty and their lip paint in Birthday Suit.




This is such a cute nude set and the colors matched my skin tone wonderfully. In the picture below, I am wearing the blush as my eyeshadow crease color and of course on my cheeks and the lippie Birthday Suit on my lips. I am very pleased with theses goodies:)


Now on to the Ulta gift. Urban Decay is the brand being featured and a great brand it is. I'm not sure if other Ulta stores had different shades but mine was Midnight Cowboy a very loved and hated shadow because of the glitter particles. LOL Be warned it does have glitter fall out so either put it on before makeup application or place an eye shield or tissue under your eye to prevent the dreaded disco ball face.
Nonetheless, this is a very beautiful champagne pink color with silver glitter Here is the swatch below...



And Im wearing it on my lids in this IG pic I posted.

So friends make sure to sign up for these programs to get in on on these goodies and more from Sephora and Ulta.

Sincerely, The Color Wheel Gallery💋

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Happy New Year

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Hello Friends,
I just wanted to wish you all a very happy healthy and blessed New Year. Thank you for all the love and support you have shown me and my little bloggy blog The Color Wheel Gallery. May God bless you and stay tuned for more fun posts💕
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Influenster Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara and Pink Hair

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Hi Friends,
I know it's been a while but I'm back! Many changes have occurred including my hair. LOL
I decided to celebrate this new season with new hair by getting it professionally done with Pravana Pink and Caramel blonde highlights by using Argan Plex. My silver is gone for a while although some are managing to shine through but I'm very happy with this hair transformation for now.

I  am also happy to be among the many ladies to receive an influenster vox box from Maybelline. The goodies were the new Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara and the Master Precise Curvy liquid liner.
The Colossal Big Shot Mascara gave my lashes length to max! The Big Shot never flaked on me and was easy to take off with oil free makeup remover. I was hoping for it to make my lashes thicker but that was not the case, so I tight lined and used the Master Precise Curvy liner in black to give it more drama. The wand on the mascara separated each lash with definition making them feel airy and light and gave them length so I'll take that.  As for the eyeliner, it is a very uniqued shaped product that gives thin or thick lines depending how you place it. I really like it and it defines my eyes with a glossy finish. Both of these products can be found at your local drugstores and on www.maybelline.com

Here are my results and my new "Pink Hair"!







 I received the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot vox box complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

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Awesome Jesus Tees And My New Song In the Midst of the Storm

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As many of you may or may not know last year in 2015, I was going through an illness in my body that almost led us to believe it was cancer. I was going through the wringer with many tests and exams and through it all I was trusting in Jesus and praised him in the midst of the storm.
Although, when I tried to sing in the beginning of the storm my voice would not come out because of the pain I would feel in my body. However, the Holy Spirit gave me this song to write and sing and when I had more strength, I was able to use my voice again for his people and for his glory! I am healed now and I thank God for it everyday!
Today someone needs His healing physically, emotionally and mentally so if this is you, listen to the lyrics of this song and carry it in your heart and on your mind and be encouraged and hopeful. Jesus is our healer! I want to thank my sista friend Lissette Silva for reminding me of what God has given me to share with the world.
Prayer is powerful! And miracles and Healing still exist!
In this video below, I was sick but still hopeful in my miracle from above...Have a blessed day❤️🙏🏼



  These were the words I posted on my FB page when I shared this accapella video of me singing "In the Midst of the Storm.
As people were watching, liking, sharing and receiving encouragement from the song, it touched a Christian T-shirt retailer to contact me on Instagram. He said every month he helps out ministries by sharing some of the proceeds from his shirt sales and asked if I wanted to be a part of it as well. I was so touched by his offer that I said Wow at first and then yes. Why? because not many do this and this person does because he has a heart to help others.

I asked him if he would be able to make a design including my song title because it was so personal to me and he happily agreed.
I am so delighted with this design and I wear it knowing what I was going through and where God has me now. 
This shirt design is truly a testament of remaining still and trusting in God through it all.

Awesome Jesus Tees was gracious enough to feature me on their website wearing the shirt. Since some of the proceeds go to my singing ministry, I would love to record my song "In the Midst of the Storm" and share it to the world to bring encouragement, hope and peace.

Ladies, Would you like to sow in this new recording and wear this shirt yourself and be a witness of what God has pulled you through or out of? If so you can order your shirt here at Awesome Jesus Tees for $22.99 with free shipping or if you are not interested in purchasing a shirt and would like to donate directly to my ministry so I can prepare a budget to record this new song, you can send donations through paypal at gevelmarrero@gmail.com
I thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you all.




Product sponsored by Awesome Jesus Tees
I'm wearing a size Medium
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Beauty For Real Blush + Glo Cream Blush and Luminizer In The Pink

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes at a discounted price.

This is a beautiful blush and highlight duo called In The Pink and it smells wonderful as well like vanilla cupcakes. I found that the blush is very creamy, easy to apply and pigmented. The highlighter melted into my skin and gave a beautiful natural glow. In the sunlight, you are able to see my pink flushed cheeks with a natural glow. I did have to lock it in with my banana setting powder in order for it to last. This product can disappear on the skin if blended too much at first application so I had to reapply another layer for it to show, so it's not highly pigmented but it does have pigment for that natural flush. Stay tuned for more products I got from Beauty For Real. You can check them out on www.beautyforreal.com and also purchase some of their products on Amazon for a bit less.
Where: Amazon
Cost: $23.33








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My Night On the Town In This Classy Dress

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes.

This is such a beautiful and elegant knee length black and white form fitting dress that flatters the figure nicely. The material is 60% Cotton, 35% Polyester and 5% Spandex and it has a zipper on the back to easily slip your feet through. For sizing references, I'm a 34 B with a 27 inch waist at 109 pounds and it fit me perfectly in a size Medium/size 6. I felt very classy in it. I wore this dress on my 15th anniversary weekend getaway and the hubby loved it. The design is retro with white swirly stripes and it has a beautiful collar that conveys confidence and femininity. It's so stylish and fashionable, that I pretended to walk the run way at a well known store and asked the hubby to take pics of me. Lol I was just having fun. Overall, this Homeyee vintage style dress can be worn to the office or a night on the town.

Cost: $25.99 -$29.99
Sizes Available: 4-12
Where: Amazon












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The Circular Flat Foundation Brush from Coshine

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes at a discounted price.

This is a very unique circular flat foundation brush from Coshine and It reminds me of a barber shop brush for beards when you shave. But, it also looks like a dupe for the O! Circle Bush from the cosmetics brand called Cailyn. I do not own Caiyln's so I can not compare and other companies are branding it as well. However, from what I see it looks the same, packaging and all but costs way way less. Now, back to this odd looking brush. LOL It is compact and cute and comes with a protective plastic storage case.
 The bristles on this brush are packed and dense and it applies and blends my liquid BB cream flawlessly. I was hoping that it would feel softer on my face like the oval make up brushes but it felt kind of hard and stiff because of it's density and packed bristles and flat shape. I wonder if Caiyln's feels the same. However, I was able to apply my concealer with it as well and it reached my nose and under eye area perfectly. Overall, It's easy to use, easy to hold, it did not hurt or irritate my face and it did a great job with the creamy, liquid and powder products I used with it and it's great for travel. I also like that it cleans easily and dries over night.
Cost: $12.99 vs $69.00 
Where: Amazon
















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A Light Blue Summer Dress

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes.

This is such a pretty delicate summer dress from the brand She In that reminds me of something Jane would wear from the movie Descendants, only because it's soft and feminine and in her color light blue. The dress is sleeveless and has a beautiful scalloped design on the hem as well. The material is made out of  98% Polyester and 2% Spandex. Since the dress has a round neck, it will look good with a long chain or pendant or a statement necklace.
I ordered a Small and it fit just right. For sizing references, I'm 109 pounds with a 34 B bust, a 27 inch waist at 5'2 inches tall.
In the pictures below, I wore it with a chunky embellished statement necklace, a chain necklace and both looked great and stylish.

Cost: $15.99
Where: Amazon














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