Monday, December 20, 2010

Almost Christmas

Hey everyone!

I have been sick this past week, so I have not done any fun makeup looks. My family is going to spend Christmas in Hawaii, so we opened our presents early. One of my favorite presents was two Z palettes!

I have the large cheetah print one for all my neutrals and the large pink one for all my colors.

If you are wondering how to depot eye shadows, especially MAC, here is a great video on how to do so by Marlena of Makeupgeek:

And a Z palette review:

I love!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reds and Golds

This is the Second MAC Me Over Look I did yesterday.

MAC All that Glitters, Woodwinked (all over lid), Soft Brown (blended into crease)
L'oreal glitter mascara tubes for blue eyes
Smashbox brown gel liner
Stila eyeliner in Koi (beautiful bright gold) on inner rims

Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation in Warm Ivory
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in Ginger to contour
MAC MSF Natural in Light Medium and Medium Plus to highlight and contour
Benefit Highbeam and Hoola Bronzer

MAC lipstick in Lady Bug
MAC Plushglass in Power Supply




Earrings by Betsey Johnson from Macy's

Cute Puppy Picture!


Have a great week all:)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

MAC Me Over Contest Look

Happy December!

I just filmed a short video today to enter in to the MAC Me Over contest. Here is a link with more details:

I did a gold and black smoky eye with soft pink cheeks and MAC's Sugarrimed dazzleglass. I am also loving their Moisture cover concealer.




Sunday, November 28, 2010

Macy's in Chicago

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!
My family and I went to the Walnut room in Macy's in Downtown Chicago. We go every year the day before Thanksgiving. And we had a massive shopping spree in Sephora before we went to eat in the Walnut Room! They have this huge beautifully decorated tree each year in the center of the dining hall.

I am wearing:
Too Faced Natural eye palette in the Classic Look (the palette comes with cards showing you how to do different looks! Love!)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara- another great drugstore find
Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation in Warm Ivory all over
Revlon PhotoReady foundation in Ginger to contour
LM Translucent Powder
Hoola Bronzer by Benefit
MAC omega for eyebrows
NARS blush in Dainty
Benefit High Beam luminizer
Rimmel Moisturizing lipstick in Rose Blush
MAC plushglass in Power Supply

Earrings by Francesca's
Blouse from J Crew
Jeans from 7 For All Mankind
Shoes are slipons from Skechers- I hate having to tie my shoes so these are brilliant






I also did my little sister Lisa's makeup using the Pixie Pinups Too Faced Eyeshadow Palette. I think she looks gorgeous! To even out her skin I use the MAC MSF in Light Medium and it worked really well.




Thanks for visiting my blog!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

OOTD 11/12/10

I wore this out to dinner Friday Night.






My Puppy Sonny!

Maybelline Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quad in Give Me Gold
Urban Decay glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Black
Smashbox O Glow liquid blush
MAC blush in Dainty
Revlon PhotoReady foundation
Maybelline Pearls Lipcolor in So Pearly
Estee Lauder Lip Gloss in Honey
Hoola Bronzer by Benefit

Shirt by J Crew
Sweater by AE
Pants from Target
Shoes from department store a long time ago
Wet Seal Necklace
Betsy Johnson Earrings

Monday, November 8, 2010

Benefit Update

I went last week to get my brows and lashed tinted at the Benefit store, and WOW! It is amazing! I had no idea how long my lashes or how much thicker my brows were until now that I can actually see them! haha I highly recommend it to those of us whose lashes and brows are very fair.
And of course, I had to buy some fun products there as well.
Erase Paste in 2- great coverage, creamy, and brightens up my whole face
You Rebel tinted moisturizer in Lite- I mix it with my That Gal Primer
Coralista powder box- love for blush
High Beam-LOOOOOVE super model in a bottle! haha
Thanks Benefit

Friday, November 5, 2010

Help Kristie Tunick

A repost from Kandee Johnson's blog:

Imagine you only have 3 weeks left to live....
every minute counts....
please help me save Kristie's life!

She needs us to post this video about her message, her story everywhere...on facebook, twitter, myspace, in a chain email to all your contacts...
we need everyone to try to contact their local please help get her help to save her life!

Meet Kristie Tunick...
this was her before her sickness....and her after
please watch the video (and please post it everywhere you can, so we can get here some help or dome press)
for more of her story watch this 20/20 clip that ABC did on Kristie!
Not only is this a story of her tragic mystery illness, but an incredible tale of love between her and her incredible "dream man", Brian Mendenhall.
Kristie & Brian before she got sick...truly inseparable soulmates! Every girl dreams of finding a guy that would not only stick by her side through years of her paralysis, carrying her around, giving up his career and love and take care of his soulmate no matter what!
CLICK HERE TO SEE ABS's 20/20 CLIP about Kristie and her mystery illness.

Kristie needs our help, time is running out...Brian begged in an email that he doesn't want her to have to scream in pain (she's at a level 10 pain every second of her life with her whole body feeling like it's being crushed 24 hours a day) as her body stiffens into total paralysis again, and her heart stops.

Please help, take just a few minutes to share this video everywhere you can, and if you have any contacts at news stations or anything with the media...please email Brian or Kristie right away!
Brian's email:
(and Kristie dropped her coffee on their computer and fried it, so all they have is their phone's to get online with right now, but they do check emails)
Kristie's email is: (but it is very hard for her to type)

You can find out more about her story and ways to donate or get in contact with her at: (then enter KRISTIE TUNICK)

Please please help! Kristie needs each one of us, no matter where you are to spread her message! Please spread the word and she needs your prayers!

with huge love....let's see just how powerful we can be using youtube, facebook, twitter, email, everything! Now let's go spread the word and help save Kristie!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Love me some Shimmer

Stila's IT Palette on eyes
NARS Deep Throat on cheeks
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
MAC eye pencil in Cocoa
Smashbox highlighter on cheekbones and down nose



Coastal Scents Shimmer Eye Palette using pastel pinks, blue-greens, and purples on eyes
Necklace from American Eagle last summer
Earrings by Betsey Johnson at Macy's


Have a great day everyone:)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Favorite Beauty Gurus

Hey all!
Here are some of my favorite blogs and youtubers for all things fashion and beauty

Xsparkage (

Kandee Johnson (

Michelle Phan (ricebunny on youtube)

Lollipop26 (

Tanya Burr (pixi2woo on youtube)


Makeupgeek (

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Favorite Products by Benefit

I love Benefit Products. Here are some of my faves:

Powderflage- a light pinks silica based powder for the eye area and around the mouth. I love how it diffuses line and brightens the face. I also use it between my brows. I apply it with a NYX crease brush.

Eye Bright- I feel this looks more natural than concealer and doesn't cake under my eyes at all. And the brightening effect is amazing! I use it on the outer eye area too.

Silky Finish Lipstick- So smooth, so creamy. I have it in sugar cookie, a golden peach.

That Gal Brightening Face Primer- Gives a subtle, nice warm pinky glow under foundation or alone. Not a good fit for oily skin though. Smells like strawberries too. Yum!

Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Luminizer- My absolute favorite. Golden pink color. I mix it with my foundation. LOVE

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Outfit and Face of the Day Oct. 17, 2010

I Absolutely LOVE wearing black with bright red accents! I wore this outfit to Church and then a dinner afterwards. Also it was my Daddy's birthday on Sunday! Love him!




Jacket by Blake


Shoes, Tights, and Dress by Target




Purse bought in London

I went for an orangey-red lip using MAC lipstick in Ladybug with Covergirl Fruit Spritzer in Papaya Splash on Top. I am also loving Lash Infusion Mascara.

Have a great night:)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Musings

Happy Tuesday!
Here is a bronze makeup look I did using the bronzey colors in the Urban Decay Vegan Palette which I love. Be warned: Super Shimmery

UB Vegan Palette 2

UB Vegan Palette 1

I have been getting into doing my nails recently. This is a color by the UK company Eyeko called Vintage. I find the name suiting.

Vintage Polish

Monday, September 27, 2010

Summer Days Past

Here are some pictures from when my family and I vacationed in rural New York. The two beautiful girls with me are my sisters, Lisa and Rosey.

New York

That's my handsome Dad with us:)

New York

We went to Letchworth Falls in New York, which is GORGEOUS!!

The Falls

Letchworth Falls


I based this look off of a Kandee Johnson purple smokey eye makeup tutorial.
Here is the link:

Salsa Dancing

We ate at Ishnala in Wisconsin Dells. It is a wonderful restaurant that overlooks mirror lake. It has trees coming straight through the floor!




I love the jacket from Gap!

I had a great summer:)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Malibu Barbie Makeup

This is a look I did with the Stila travel palette! I absolutely love these colors, although I haven't used the convertible lip/cheek color in it yet. I used Smashbox blush in radiance, which I heard about from Makeupbytiffanyd on youtube.It is a beautiful hot pink! For the lips I used:
MAC lipliner in Soar
NYC lipstick in Chiffon
MAC dazzleglass in Sugarimmed

You can get the palette for 10 dollars! Pretty sweet:) Here is the link:

Classic Black gel liner Look
Please ignore the hair in my face. I used Smashbox gel liner in black, with MAC eyeshadow in Vanilla across my lid. Very simple.

Outfit of the Day 6/27/2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Welcome- Desert Rose Makeup Look and Outfit of the Day

This blog is dedicated to all things I love- makeup, skincare, fashion, and family. I wanted to start off with a makeup look as well as an outfit of the day, albeit a very casual one.

Desert Rose Makeup LookFace:
Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation in Nude
MMP Concealer in Light 4-5
NARS Pressed Powder in Desert

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
NYX Gold jumbo eye pencil- applied with a brush across entire lid and into crease
NYX Peach Bronze eye shadow swept across JEP and down into lower lash line
Jane Iredale Rose Gold pigment worked into and right above the crease and into the outer V
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries on out half of lower lash lineMAC pigment in Naked as a brow and inner corner highlightAlmay brown liquid eyeliner on upper lid
Covergirl Lashblast fusion mascara (LOVE)

NYX Peach matte blush
Benefit Hoola Bronzer

NYC lipgloss in 538 (shimmery nude pink)

Outfit Of The Day 5-4-10
Camisoles, blue and floral lace- Wet Seal
Denim capris, necklace, and flip flops-American Eagle
Cargo Jacket- random department store in Paris