Thursday, September 24, 2009


its been like 10 days since my last post but it definitely seems like an eternity. my sister took back the camera i was using on loan and ive been overwhelmed my school ect. but i have many good ideas for future posts but i want to do them justice and use an actual camera, so it may be a while.


Monday, September 14, 2009

a review of sorts

my Sonia Kashuk flat blusher brush has quickly become indispensable in my daily routine. i use it with blushes and my MSF natural. I love it. Its soft and full and and distributes and buffs powders like a dream. the bristles are synthetic and this retails for 15.00$ at target. Steep for a drugstore product but totally worth every cent.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

back to school haul

what i got:

-the colossal volume express mascara- 7.78$

-Dover 'powder' deodorant (hahah why did i put this in here?)- 3.19$

-clinique 3 step face wash in # 2- 19.99$

-body shop 'matte it' face primer - 14.00$

i have settled on the colossal as my favorite mascara from a drugstore, ever. if you're in the market for a mascara i highly suggest you try this out. I've been using the clinique for the past two days and im honestly loving it. As for the face primer. eh well im on the fence. it feels nice and hasn't broke me out yet but it doesn't seem to react well with my mac concealers /: i'm going to play with it more and see how it works out

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

you're the bluest light

i popped into a tinnnny salvation army on a whim and left surprised and pleased (:

heres what i came away with-

-Gap "train conductor" pants- $2, (i love half off for green tags)
(i pegged them in the picture as they were a little flare-tastic and i wanted to show how i'll be wearing them)
-Sparkle & Fade top- $1.99
-Guess boot cut jeans- $5.99

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

hedgehogs; why can't they just share the hedge?

my best friends**
Can't Let Go- Landon Pigg
MAC msf natural
describing things as 'dynamite'
tucking in shirts
colossal volume express mascara

revlon colorstay
faux uggs (uggs are bad enough but really?)
neon plad
feeling bloated

some really truly sad things have been happening all around me lately, the least of which being returning to school and work. I've been exhausted and uninspired, down-trodden and overwhelmed. what do you do to get out of funky moods?

**yes, we're tea addicts

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

from roro with love-- IV

Honey is a well known treatment for acne, and rightfully so. Its gentle, effective, natural and time-tested. It works so well because honey is a natural anti-bacterial substance. breakouts are essentially clogged pores that get irritated, then infected. So killing the infection within is a logical way to cure acne problems. this honey mask smells amazing and has helped me out on more than one occasion.

you will need:
honey (organic whenever possible)

place a nickel size amount drop of honey in a microwave safe bowl and put it in for about 15 seconds. with a fresh q-tip apply to problem areas, wait 1--15 minuets and then rinse. if you have a particularly stubborn blemish, doing this once a day for no fewer than three days will seriously help diminish the size/redness/pain of your breakout.

enjoy, xox rosie

Monday, September 7, 2009

abandoned love

my heart is telling me i love you still.

yet another weekend well-spent: cooking, driving stick, listening to bob dylan and saying good-bye to my older sister. (:

Friday, September 4, 2009

from roro with love-- III

i only recently stumbled across the concept of a clarifying shampoo, and then promptly fell in love. (:

A clarifying shampoo is supposed to be used once every 10 days or so. the purpose is to strip the hair of a build up of oils and product, and to allow the conditioner to fully moisturize and benefit the hair. very few drugstore brands make a clarifying shampoo, and the price tag on higher end ones aren't pretty. but with a natural shampoo and some baking soda you can get the same results as any clarifying shampoo.

cover the bottom of a bowl with shampoo- (important, shampoo must be marketed as "natural" or your looking as a big mess) and sprinkle in up to a 1 and 1/2 tea spoons of baking soda on top. mixture will thin out as the baking soda is added.

use in place of normal shampoo, then use condition hair normally, rinse, comb, and sit back and wait to see some your hair look more vibrant, soft and full than ever before.

enjoy, xox rosie

Thursday, September 3, 2009

my makeup bag

so i thought it might be interesting to take a peek inside my makeup bag, this is all the makeup i need (and wayyy more). this is the perfect amount for me to take if im going away for the weekend or an over night. the things in bold are what i'd take with me to school to touch up with.

face- MSF natural, studio finish concealer, studio sculpt concealer, l'oréal total balance concealer(under eye)
cheeks- blush in well dressed, cream color base in improper copper
eye shadows- v.s. e/s pose, MAC e/s honey lust, benefit highlight in miss popularity
eyes- mascara, black liner, white liner, brown liner
face brushes- MAC se 129, angled brush, B.E handy buki, B.E. max coverage concealer
eyebrushes- sephora all over shadow brush, MAC 239, B.E. eye defining brush.
extras- bobby pins, pencil sharpener, sephora mirror
bag- liz Claiborne

special special thanks and an abundance of love to my big sister for letting me borrow her fancy pants camera!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

love is in the air...

MY COUSIN IS GETTING MARRIED IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS!. I'm so overjoyed for her and of course excited to get dressed up and attend the ceremony and reception. i started the dress search this past week and after visiting over 20 stores and 15 websites i was completely discouraged. its like, i understand that micro-minis are in, and im all for them, but they CAN NOT be the only thing sold as they are not for every body type and certainly not for all occasions- i.e. really conservative catholic weddings.

frustrated and annoyed i dragged my best friend to tj-maxx and proved the age old adage that everything it easier with a friend by our side. she found me this gorgeous beige dress that fits like it was sown for and makes me feel pretty and stylish while abiding by the slightly amish dress code.

(click to enlarge)
now im begging anyone who reads this for hair/makeup/accessory ideas
please help me out (:

Love, Rosie

from roro with love-- II

i consider dry shampoo to be one of the most under rated beauty products. when your hair is oily, limp, unattractively shiny, or just kindof lifeless dry shampoo is the answer.

However if your budget has shrunk lately, as almost everyones has, i have a great solution. take a quick trip to the grocery store, and for under 5$ you can have your very own dry shampoo, and tons of it.

baby powder
corn starch

mixing bowl
storing container
spoon (optional)

combine in equal parts baby powder and cornstarch, stir, and store.

both act as oil-absorbent agents, while the baby powder neutralizes any odors your hair may have. i store my dry shampoo in an old bare minerals foundation holder that i cleaned up. i love the travel sized connivence. this is a MUST for traveling, comes in very handy at school- gym class /: , and durning the end of a work day.

xox rosie

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

from roro with love-- I

when i was 13 i made the life shattering discovery that i look breathtakingly crap in dangley earrings.

since then i have stuck to studs and the very occasional hoop. anyways as a habitual stud-wearer i became subject to an annoying fact of life: THE BACKS OF YOUR EARRINGS WILL FALL OFF AND GET LOST!. not matter what. but fear no more. i have a charmingly simple way to be effortlessly prepared for these taxing situations.

all that is needed is a trip to the craft store.
-one bag safety-pins
-one bag earring backs

it goes as follows
this is so small it can fit into any purse,backpack, clutch ect.- especially good for fancy/special occasions
enjoy, xox rosie