I’m on Instagram! 

Hi guys! 

I just wanted to let you guys know that I have opened an account on instagram for this blog. I opened it last week but wanted to ty it out before posting it here. So far I’m having a good time posting pictures from the blog and will probably be posting makeup looks and other things. I wanted to keep it seperate from my personal account as I think it’d have too many random or non-related posts but of course you are free to follow me if you’d like, a few of you follow my personal account. I’d love for you to follow me and show your support on intagram. I will make sure to follow you guys back, of course. 

You can also leave a comment to let me know your account name. 

Blog account : @wonderofsomething

Personal account: @jazzgalvez

Thanks guys! Have a great day! 

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Makeup Haul! – Colourpop

Hi guys! 

I’m back with another haul. For those of you who read my previous colourpop haul, here, might be surprised I ordered again since I was confused and upset about the exchange rate and shipping situation, but I enjoyed the products so much I couldn’t help but give them another try. And this time I knew what was coming so I’d be ready. 

I was so excited to see that they had restocked the Yes Plese! palette and didn’t want to miss out since I’ve heard so many great things about it. Colourpop seems to be launching so many products and by the time you finally get one, there’s already 2 or 3 new things people are talking about such as the SHE palette, concealers and the I Think I Love You palette. I’ll be doing a separate post of the Yes Please! palette soon, I know I’m late to the game and there’s tons of them by now but I’d still like to share my thoughts.

I also got two super shock blushes. I honestly love the formula of these. I wanted to get one for my mom as well because she mentioned she liked cream blushes and since I love the one I have, I thought it’d be great if she could try them. I got the shades between the sheets and cruel intentions. They are totally different shades and I’m still not sure which one to keep. I’m leaning towards between the sheets but I think I’m going to peek in my mom’s makeup bag and see which shade she wears,as I’m waiting to give this to her on her birthday. 

And just in case anyone is wondering. I already owned the shade Aphrodisiac, and when I first saw between the sheets I thought they were similar. I swatched them side by side to compare them, in case any of you guys are considering getting them, they are pretty different.

And lastly, I went crazy with their liquid pisticks. I love the two I had so when I saw they had a buy 2 get 1 free special, I had to get more. I got a total of 5 matte liquid lipsticks and 1 satin liquid lipstick. I’m also thinking of doing a quick swatch post and also show how they look on my lips in case anyone of my skin tone would like to know. In mattes I ordered, Lumiere 2, Bianca, Avenue, Rooch, and time square. And the satin finish is in the shade Frick’n Frack.

And that was all I got! I’m so excited to try all of this products, and as I mentioned I will let you guys know my thoughts in upcoming posts. Im happy I gave this site another chance and I did feel better about it this time. I’m most excited to try the matte liquid lipsticks!

 I hope you enjoyed the post. Have you tried any of these? Thank you guys so much for reading! 

Makeup Haul! – Colourpop

OOTD – What I did today

Hi guys! 

I had a really fun day last Thursday, just spending time with my boyfriend and his family as well. I figured I would share some parts of our day, starting with what I wore. 

A little back story to this top; my cousin has a friend that has a little shop; she makes her own designs and sells tshirts, posters, calendars all sorts of things. I found out about her when my cousin wanted to send me some things, as I always send all my cousins little items that I think they might like whenever a family member gets to visit. Anyways she wanted me to choose something from the shop but her friend ended up traveling out of the country so she couldn’t get them for me, and this happened twice. Ever since then I’ve been impatiently waiting to get my hands on some items, and unfortunately she does not ship internationally as the business is still small. I’m a big fan of the show Stanger Things on Netflix, I’m sure you’ve heard someone in your life talk about it.

I’m not really into graphic shirts but I love the design on both tshirts. The one I wore, as I mentioned, was the Stranger Things tee (I don’t know what’s wih me and rolling up the sleeves). I paired it with black shorts from a store called Giant Tiger (walmart like but smaller) and tied my hair up in a bun. It’s been pretty hot this last few days, which is surprising but I’m not complaining; I mean I love fall but that just means we’re closer to winter and no thanks. 

We recently got a vinyl record player from amazon, in a very good price, a lot cheaper than some I’ve seen in stores and with the same features. David has tons of records from when he lived with his mom but the player got lost somewhere when they moved years ago. The only thing that sucks, it’s the fact that vinyl records can be pretty expensive, I mean to me even $25 it’s too much, if I wanted to listen to the album so badly I can just go on youtube or spotify and listen to it for free. But we found out about a store in a city about 40 mins from us so we decided to make a day of it. We were also planning on checking out an antique store. The record store was great! They had a great selection, I think my parents would enjoy it as its mostly music from their time, so I didn’t know a lot of the artists. They also had older music which I really enjoy such as Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Elvis, Dean Martin and such. I work with the elder so I’ve come to really enjoy their music. I had a good time going through their selection and I’m so happy I found a few items. I spent $33CAD on Michael Jackson Thriller, Abba Arrival and a two in one album by Frank Sinatra, so a total 4 vinyl records. 

As we were getting out of the car to go into the antique store, we found out that they had a power outage and didn’t know when they would be able to open to the public…darn! It was such a bummer but I hope we can go back some time. On our way back we picked up food from Burger King, which is slowly disappearing! I personally like it better than McDonald’s, I know! But back home its the opposite, BK is everywhere and people prefer it over McDonald’s, just as Coca Cola is everywhere and preferred over pepsi. 

And at night we got together with David’s parents to celebrate his mom’s birthday. I was looking for a bag for myself and saw this on Aldo’s website, it was on sale and I thought it was perfect for his mom since she loves birds and she has 1 cockatoo and 2 Scarlett birds. I think it’s such a fun bag.

And since she likes apple pie, I decided to make her one. This is the second apple pie I’ve ever made but I think it turned out yummy. We ordered Chinese food for dinner and had the pie for dessert. We watched a movie and a couple episodes of the new show Mr. Mercedes. 

And that was pretty much it. I had a great relaxing and fun day just spent with David and his family. I hoped you enjoyed this post, I’m glad I took a few pictures to remember it. Thank you for reading a have a great weekend! 

OOTD – What I did today

Tarte Sample Set Review 

Hi guys! Today I’m gonna be talking about a sample set I recently got from tarte. I had never tried any of this items and I added them to get free shipping and I figured it would be cool to try them out.

Tarte rainforest of the sea mist: I actually enjoy this mist. I like the lemon like scent, I don’t find it too overpowering, it makes me feel so refreshed in the morning. I’m not sure if I will be purchasing the full size bottle though as I already own a cheaper setting spray by sephora and I don’t think it makes a huge difference. I’m not really that picky about setting sprays, and the sephora one already makes my makeup last much longer than before so I might just save some money and stick with what works for now. 

Tarte rainforest of the sea cleansing gel: I didn’t mind this cleansing gel but I didn’t really find it any different. It makes my skin feel refreshed and clean but other products do this as well.

Tarte drink of h2o moisturizer: I was pretty excited to try this as I have never tried a high end face cream before, but was pretty disappointed. And it’s not even how the product performs but I can’t stand the smell. It’s a much stronger citrusy-minty scent that almost reminds me of vic vapor rub, so it was a little odd rubbing it on my face, I almost thought that it was gonna start tingling like vic vapor rub does. I tried it twice but I just didn’t like the scent. I might keep using it just so I don’t waste the product but I’m definitely not repurchasing it. 

Lights camara lashes mascara: I was so disappointed on this mascara. After hearing so many people raving about it I was pretty excited to try it. This thing flakes off on me all day long. I tried it and after about 5 minutes of putting it on, I checked my makeup before heading out the door and I had flakes all underneath my eyes and cheeks. And whenever I checked throughout the day, I had little flakes here and there. I did like how my eyelashes look but for the price I would expect it to stay on my eyelashes. Definitely not for me.

Tarte bb cream and 12 hour primer: I really enjoyed this bb cream. I didn’t try it as a primer to be honest. The texture is very creamy, not runny at all. I use it for when I need to get ready quickly if we need to go somewhere and I don’t feel like putting on too much makeup. I think it’s more of a tinted moisturizer as is very light and has little coverage, but it evens out the skin. I quickly apply a very small amount and rub it in with my fingers. I do set it with powder only and it lasts all day. I’m strongly considering purchasing the full size bottle. I don’t wear it every day and I still have tons since you only need very little of it, so the $45 CAD size should last me quite a while. 

And that’s it! Overall I’m glad I gave this set a try. I’m a big fan of tarte products but I didn’t have much luck with the rainforest of the sea colection, I had high hopes for it; same with the mascara. I’m glad I at least found one product that works great for me.

Have you tried any of these products? Thank you for reading and have a great week! 

Tarte Sample Set Review 

DIY- Fall Decor 

Hi guys! 

Today I wanted to show you guys a super easy and quick decor idea for fall. Can I just say it feels like it’s been a long time since my last diy post but anyways; my mom’s been looking for a nice centerpiece for our living room table, but she hasn’t been able to find one she likes for a good price. I figured since it was my day off, I could go to the dollar store and put something together; and if she didn’t like it, no big deal, the pieces could be used for something else and they were so inexpensive to start with. 

You need : 
1. A black tray. Or any colour you like. $3

2. A white flower jar $1.50

3. Fake flowers of any colour you’d like. Since I’m doing this for fall I picked red and orange flowers $3 ea 

4. A small glass container $1.25

5. A selection of small and medium size pine cones, plastic pumpkins or other fruits, fake leaves $7 

6. A dark coloured candle of any scent $3 

Let’s put it together : 

Putting this together took me like 5 minutes. And that was only because the plastic fruits, medium pinecones and leaves were all attached to a wreath, so I had to detach them. I also painted the flower jar as I could only find clear glass ones so I figured I’d just paint it white, easy. You literally just have to throw it all in the tray and arrange everything the way you like, that’s it. 

I had fun walking around the store looking for the items, it was so inexpensive and my mom loved it. I’m so happy how it turned out, I just love how it looks on the table, it makes me feel so excited about fall! 
What do you guys think? Thank you for reading! Don’t forget to follow me and have a lovely weekend! 

DIY- Fall Decor 

Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette – review & swatches 

Hello guys! As I mentioned in my previous makeup haul, I’m doing a review and swatch post for the Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette from BH cosmetics. This is a relaunch of the Carli Bybel Palette, which had 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters. The Deluxe Edition has 15 eyeshadows and 6 highlighters. I do not own the original palette, so I can’t do a comparison, and I belive they have discontinued it. 

I think the packaging it’s really nice and sleek. The inside has a marble look to it which I really like. I also really like the fact that it comes with a nice big mirror. One thing I wish was different is that the shadows have no names. I checked the back of the packaging, and the sleeve but it has no information about it. I mean, it’s not that big of a deal but for a review and swatch it’s always convenient to specify which shade I’m talking about. 

I think the colours are beautiful. It is a very neutral palette, as it does not have a lot of dark shades. It’s probably more of a spring/summer palette for some people. It has 8 matte shadows and 7 shimmery to metalic shadows. You can definitely use the highlighters as eyeshadows as well, as some colours might be too dark or too light to use as highlighters, it just depends on preference and skin tone. 

I will be swatching by row to make it less confusing. The shadows feel creamy and are easy to blend. They did not have a lot of powder kick up comparing to other palettes I own. Most shades are very pigmented and easy to blend as well. I wil show you swatch and I will specify some things I noticed with some shades. 

Row 1

This row has 2 mattes and 3 shimmery shades. The 2 mattes are great for transition shades. I’m disappointed on the first shimmery shade as it looks so pretty on the pan but it does not have a lot of pigment. This is one you’d have to apply with your fingers and build up to be able to see it. The other two are better but I still feel like applying wih your fingers would be better than using a brush.

Row 2

This row contains 2 shimmery shades and 3 mattes. The shimmery shades are so nice. I also find the mattes nice and creamy. I think my two favourites in this row are the 3rd and 4th shades. 

Row 3: This row contains 3 mattes and 2 shimmery shades. I think the first matte shade works as a base as it’s so light on my skin. All shades are creamy and pigmented. This is probably my favourite row of eyeshadows. I love the last two shades. 

Highlighters : The highlighters are freaking beautiful. I love every single one. I think the first two can work as highlighters for me but the others are too light or too dark, but I’m okay with that because they are still beautiful shades to use as eyeshadows. Ive used the third shade as an inercorner shade and i really liked it. The two darkest ones are my favourite. 

Overall I think this is a great palette, specially for the price and you get so many beautiful shades. I do think that all of the shimmery shades work better applying with your finger tips; they didn’t show up as well when I used a brush, but it’s no big deal and this goes for tons of other eyeshadow brands. I like how it seems like the shadows in each row are purposely lined with ones that work with eachother and shades that you can use for one look; this is very helpful for beginners. I really like this palette and I’m glad I got my hand on it. 

Have you guys tried this or the original palette? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you guys for reading, dont forget to follow me and have a nice week 🙂 

Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette – review & swatches 

Makeup Haul! 

Hi guys!

I’m back with another makeup haul! Yay! I want to try new things so I’ve been open to spending money on makeup. Although I think I have to slow down with eyeshadows as I don’t wear them often but I’m so drawn to them I can’t help it! They just look so pretty! I’ve heard good things about BH cosmetics. They are cheap but good quality so I figured I could try them out. 

I’m gonna start with this item that isn’t for me. I got this eyeshadow palette thinking of my mom, who has one that she grabbed from me before I tossed it because I didn’t like it; they’re hard to blend and fade away quickly. So I figured I could get her a better one, she doesn’t wear them often, only for big events like company parties and weddings. I’m not gonna lie, it’s so tempting to keep it for myself; the colours are beautiful. This is the Essential Eyes – 28 eyeshadow palette it was $8.40US. The packaging is nothing special and it was so hard to open, I ended up accidentally cracking it a tiny bit because I was struggling so much to open it. I was so frustrated, I know my mom won’t be upset about it but I’m still annoyed that I will give this to her with a crack on the lid.

Next, another eyeshadow, but this one is for me, woo!. This is the Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition palette, it was $22.50US. I don’t watch her on youtube and I haven’t seen a lot of people talking about it, but the ones I have seen say this is an easy to blend, pigmented and long lasting palette. I love the packaging and it has a mirror! The shades are so beautiful. I honestly can’t wait to use this, I probably will use the highlighters as eyeshadows, but I will have to play with them and see if they do work as highlighters for me. I will be doing a separate post doing swatches for this palette.

Because I was spending over $20 on bhcosmetics, I qualified for a free gift. This is the Foil Eyes Cool To Go palette. It has 6 shades. I honestly don’t know what I’ll be doing with this, the colours are not something I’d reach for. They are nice and pigmented though.

I also purchased a set of brushes. I refuse to buy brushes from sephora or MAC where one brush can be over $30. But I needed new brushes, specially now with all the eyeshadow palettes I have, having decent brushes could come in handy. This is the Sculpt and Blend 2 set. It comes with 10 brushes and it was $13.40US.

Besides BH cosmetics, I also purchased a new bb cream. I mentioned last time when I posted my everyday makeup, that I had been using the same bb cream for years, that just made me want to try a new one. This is the Instaready super bb from Physician’s Formula in light/medium One thing I was not impressed about was the lack of shades, they have fair/light and light/medium, that’s it. This is just the right shade for me, but it won’t be for someone with darker complexion and the fair/light could now work for someone with very fair skin.

And the last product it’s this Elf Perfect Finish HD Powder in Clear. Again, trying a new setting powder since I’ve been using the same one forever. I wouldn’t say it’s completely clear as I can kinda see it when I set my makeup but it settles down after some time in your skin and it’s mattefying. My brush stained it a bit since I was using the other powder that has pigment in it.

And that’s it! Like I said, I will be doing a separate post talking more about the Carli Bybel palette as well as showing swatches of it. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this. Have you tried BH cosmetics before? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you for reading and have a great week! 

Makeup Haul!