May 2015 | The Color Wheel Gallery

I Will Wear It With Pride!

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for testing and reviewing purposes.

This is such a beautiful necklace than can be worn anytime of the year without it being Mother's Day because if you're a mom, Mother's Day is everyday. 

I really like how the pendant spells out the word Mom and it's beautifully embellished with tiny zircons. 
The chain is very delicate and pretty. 
This necklace does not look cheap at all and I will be wearing it with pride. 
This pendant also makes an excellent gift! 
You can find it on Amazon for $11.88

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Go Ahead! Take It In The Water

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for testing and reviewing purposes.

I was a little hesitant to trust this pouch with my phones, an iPhone 5 and a Windows Lumia 365. 
They both fit great in the pouch and also fit great by themselves.

 I decided to go to the Jacuzzi and I dipped the pouch in with the Lumia, the results were water beads on the outside of the pouch and completely dry on the inside.

Then, I took the lumia out and switched with the iPhone 5 and stayed in the jacuzzi for about 20 min with the pouch.
All the apps on both phones are easily accessible in the pouch and the phone camera fuctioned as well. I was able to take a selfie and back facing picture.

The lanyard is like a ribbon but it dries a little bit slower so it would have been nice to have a rubber type string but overall it works great.
The camera stayed dry and protected and all the apps were accessible.

I also forgot to mention that the top closures of the pouch are unique and sturdy which allows anything to to be put in the pouch to be secured tightly.

Now ,there will be no need for expensive lockers at water parks to store your cash or credit cards, this pouch is quite large so you can keep them all with your phone.
This pouch will definitely be coming along with me on my cruise.
And I will be definitely taking it in the water with me:)
Here are some pics of the Kona Waterproof Pouch and it can be found on Amazon for $12.97

My Selfie. Pardon the white crumbled sun screen dot on my forehead lol

The back Face picture of the kiddies having fun!

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Get Free Samples!

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If you would like another site to obtain free samples in return for honest feedback on how you rate them, go to

Sample Source allows you test , try and give feedback on each if the samples you select.

I have been with them for months now but they don't ship your box every week or every month but when they do ship you know exactly what you are getting because you get to choose what you like when you qualify for it.

They allow 4 or more samples to be sent out and it could range from food items to toiletries or makeup.

In this sample source box, I chose Natures Path organic pumpkin flax granola, Colgate Optic White tooth paste, Breathe right nose strips, Garnier Frutis shampoo /conditioner pack, Seventh Generation baby wipes pack and coupons.

I think it's a good site and the samples sometimes come in full size. I'm very pleased with this box and it's all free!

Oh, yes the pumpkin flax granola is delishious! I'm a picky eater but I ate the whole bag like if it was popcorn, I didn't even had to add milk. I definitely will be buy me a box.

The tooth paste is great I have used that brand before so I knew that I was going to like it.

Now I just need to try the Garnier, the wipes and the breathe right strips.

Here are the goodies:)

And this pic from Instagram really touched my heart. These are the people that make Sample Source alive and going.

I love that I can see the beautiful faces that work hard to get us our samples. 
God bless them:)

So don't delay sign up at 
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My Tacos Never Looked So Good!

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes at a Discounted Price.

Brieftons Manual Food Chopper: Compact & Powerful Hand Held Vegetable Chopper / Mincer / Blender to Chop Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Herbs, Onions, Garlics for Salsa, Salad, Pesto, Coleslaw, Puree

This is such an amazing little chopper from Brieftons. I purchased it because it said it was good for meats as well among other fruits and veggies.

I was wondering how this little gadget would be able to chop a chicken breast and to my surprise it did. I took a small piece of left over chicken breast and cut it in halves.
Then I placed the little blade in the center and put in the chicken pieces in it, then closed the lid and pulled on the string that actives a chopping motion.
After 4 or 5 Pulls, my chicken came out chopped and ready for sandwiches, tacos or salads.
I also liked the way it chopped cucumber and tomatoes. As you scroll down you will see how fantastic my tacos looked.
I absolutely love this little chopper because it really works and the clean up is super quick and easy.

Here's more info on the Briefton hand held chopper:

  • ✓ POWERFUL & VERSATILE: Powerful handheld herb / vegetable / food chopper. Perfect for slicing vegetable/fruit salads, cutting various foods for baby, chopping nuts, herbs, veggies, pesto, hummus, salsa, guacamole, meat for meatloaf, ice, and more. It can be used equally well as a vegetable chopper, salad chopper, onion chopper, garlic chopper, herb chopper or as a general-purpose manual food chopper.
  • ✓ COMPACT & SAFE TO USE: 3 cup capacity. Great for small kitchens, RVs, travel and camping. Made from BPA free, food safe plastic. Blades are all concealed during use for the utmost safety | EASY CLEANING: Blades, bowl and storage lid are top-rack dishwasher safe. Components come apart for easy cleaning.
  • ✓ HOW DOES IT HELP YOU? It's convenient to use, and makes vegetable preperation fun and easy. This hand food chopper takes the hard work out of chopping vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs. It is the perfect onion chopper that doesn't make your eyes water. In just a few pulls, the patented blade mechanism begins to chop and blend your ingredients, with no electricity required ✓ BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: We are the trusted kitchen brand with thousands of happy customers. You get a full unconditional money back guarantee if you are not happy with your Brieftons food chopper.

You can get it on sale on Amazon for $14.99 Amazon

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What's in my Handbag?


Press Sample: Product given by the Company for testing and reviewing purposes.
I have to say that this pouch looks cute and fashionable in my big handbag.
The first thing I like about it, is the color, Rose 2 which is a hot pink that matches perfectly in my big fuchsia Juicy Couture hand bag I bought on Twice and it's beautiful and bright.
The second thing I like about this pouch is that it has many compartments and storage space to keep everything organized.
Because it looks like a mini purse or case, I can switch handbags easily just by removing the pouch and my handbags stay clean and empty.
This pouch can also be used alone for travel, for your toiletries, undergarments and paper documents ect.
I choose it as an insert for my handbag to store all my stuff and it fits great!
It has 1 center, 2 zipper pockets, and 5 outer small pockets and fully open it is, 11" Long(wide) 7" Tall 4" Deep with 2 little handles.
Here are some pictures below of how I use this great product of course I can store more things but that's all I had in my handbag.
You can get this pouch in many colors on Amazon for $9.99.

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Brow Drama

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I'm definately enjoying wearing Maybelline by Eye Studio Brow drama.
It's a tinted eyebrow gel that brushes and colors your brows in place instantly. 

The mascara wand or brow wand reminds me of Loreal's telescopic Explosion mascara wand in the picture below but of course I would never try this on my lashes, for this product is just for brows.
The gel is very pigmented and lasts all day for me, even more so if I add a little eyeshadow on top.

I use the color deep brown and it works perfect for me especially if I want my brows to get a little oomph with color and light sculpting.

I'll usually sculpt my brows with the Anastasia dip brow pomade but only on special occasions so the Brow Drama definitely does a great job and it can be used everyday.
All you do is just swoop it across the brow hairs and you're done!

 The Brow Drama is comparable to Benefit's Gimme Brow tinted gel without having the heavy price tag attached to it.

Brow Drama is available where Maybelline products are sold. I got mine for a special deal of 5 bucks on sale at Ulta but retail value is $8.00 and it comes in Deep Brown, Blonde and Soft Brown.

Here I am using it with an eyeshadow look I posted on Instagram:)

This is definitely a great product!
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Wet N Wild Fergie Gift Set At Ross Stores

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During Mother's Day Weekend I went to a Ross store to purchase my Dress and shoes but I also found the Wet N Wild Fergie Set at the front of the store.
The set retails $5.99 which is a great deal because the total retail value of the kit is worth $15.

The set contains:
The Maldives Sky eyeshadow Palette $4.99
The Fergie Wet Wild Primer For My Primas $4.99
The Fergie Wet N Wild Creme Liner in Little Black Dress $4.99

Let's review the Creme liner:
  • The color is black and it's very pigmented
  • The liner is smudge proof
  • The liner glides on easily
  • it comes with a liner brush

The Primer:
  • The primer was a little oily when I first opened it
  • After I shook it, it worked better
  • When I swatched the primer on my wrist (the little beige dot next to the white shadow) and it let it dry, it crumbled off and it was hard to come off
  • On the lid it worked fine and held the eyeshadow without creasing

The 5 Eyeshadow Palette Maldives Sky:
  • The colors are pigmented
  • The colors are not easy to work with
  • The colors fade while applying them on the lid so you have to keep layering them
  • The shadows are better used over a base and primer
  • The shadows do have fall out and are chalky
  • These are horrible quality shadows 

Here is my shadow look results using Maldives Sky. 

"I hated it lol"

I will never use them together again, they were constantly fading so I had to keep layering them over and over again. I was pretty much frustrated and upset with these shadows considering they are beautiful in color and in pigmentation when swatched, but on the lids it's another story. You can actually see the chalky effect it gives and I look I touched shadows for the first time and didn't know what I was doing. Ugh! not cool:(

But again, this is my opinion how I felt with these shadows and I will never buy it again.

Overall, The items worth value to me is the liner and primer, I actually bought the set for the primer alone but I thought that purple in the palette would be nice too. So that is why I ran with this purchase.

In a rating of 1 out of 10 I give this Fergie Wet n Wild kit a 4.

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The Balm Cosmetics Nude Dude And EOTD


In Aprils Ipsy's bag, The Balm Cosmetics was one of the brand samples offered.

I stopped my Ipsy membership months ago but I always like to see their sneak peeks and I'll always be an ipster at heart.
Well, as soon as I saw the sneak peek for the Balm Nude dude palette sample I was like darn, I'm no longer a member.

So, I did research on the palette and saw swatches on IG and was taken by it.

I told my hubby and he said in the summer he would buy it for me , so I was cool with that.

Then on a Tuesday or Thursday morning ipsy let out their ipsy me offers for the palette for only 20 bucks plus free shipping, regular price is $35.

I was so excited I went to ipsy and hit the redeem button but then I forgot I'm no longer an ipster so I probably would not qualify to get it but apparently ipsy saved my profile incase I wanted to resub and Bam! I got the palette.

The Nude Dude really does not have cartoon guys in the nude, the dudes are just shirtless and clothed with white shorts or maybe white towels. Whew! Lol
I still didn't want to show it to my 8 year old daughter. 

The 12 Nude Dude ranges from mattes to metallics and are super pigmented more so over primer. 
It comes with a large mirror which is nice.

Swatchy Time:)
These shadows are silky and buttery and each shadow dude represents their personalites or characters all starting with the letter F, like Fearless, Flawless,Firm, ect.

I found that the right side of the palette is more pigmented maybe because the colors are darker.
It comes with a little brush which I found to be flimsy in quality.

This palette is gorgeous and I'm so happy because this is my first The Balm eyeshadow palette and for 20 bucks even more so:)

Here's an eye look I did with the nude dude and yes I got a little fancy with some falsies. Lol


Primer: Mary Kay
Eye Base and Brow Bowne: Fearless
Lid: Flirty
Crease: Flirty and Funny
Lower Lashline: Funny
Eyeliner: Friendly

Lips: Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lip Stain in Red-dy or Not

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Another Way To Remove Your Makeup With Always Off


When it comes to makeup removal, I use my oil free makeup remover for my eyes, then I use my yes to cucumber towelettes and Rose Water to finish cleansing my face.

Well, when I was at Walmart I saw these Always Off Makeup Cloths for $2.97.

I grabbed them because they were at an inexpensive price for 3 cloths and they reminded me of the makeup towel remover circulating with most of the YouTube gurus called the Makeup Eraser that retails for 20 bucks.

I have never tried it so I really can't compare the effectiveness to the Always Off makeup towels.

The Always off are 6" x 12" washable microfiber towels which are soft and pretty in design and can be used wet or dry to assist the removal of your face and eye makeup.

Now to put Always Off to the Test:
I wanted to remove my eye makeup first while the towel was dry. I had lashes on so I needed them off pronto.

The Results when used Always Off Dry:
My lashes fell off and my shadow and liner and brow gel got wiped off clean. 
The only part of the makeup that did not budge was the lash glue. 

Here I am using Always Off when wet:
The results were faster at getting the lashes off ,actually they just flew off and of course all the eye makeup got wiped off, minus the glue. lol

I also tried removing my face makeup while the towel was dry but it was not convincing because I went over with a cotton pad and residue was left behind.

Then I wet it and tried on the other side of my face and the makeup was wiped off. 
But I really didn't care to put the towel on my face since I use my towelettes which are better for me.
And my lipstick came off when the towel was wet as well.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase especially since it was only 3 bucks lol instead of paying 20 bucks. 

These are a great for eye makeup removal wet or dry but it works faster when wet . I'm not a fan of using it wet or dry on my face but others may be. I'll probably use these for my falsies removal , there's no way I'll give up my wet towlettes.
Here are my results below.
If you have these already, do you like them? Or do you use the Makeup Eraser?
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