4 April 2012

Maxi trend

Happy hump day lovelies! My first thought on maxi dresses and skirts were, that they probably will not suit my body type. I am only 5'3 and curvy. It looked better on tall slender girls, in my opinion. So I was often skeptical about purchasing one and wearing this trend. Fortunately, I found a new one that I love and that suits me quite nicely. I've posted some photos below, from my trip at Mall of America. What do you ladies think of the maxi dress? I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day! 

Green Maxi Dress-Old Navy, Wedge sandal-Old Navy, Brown Messenger Purse-Zellers,  Cuff Bracelet-Forever21, Ring-Forever21.

12 March 2012

Urban Decay Naked 2

After months of being unattainable because it was always sold out every time I tried to purchase it, at the Sephora in my city..I finally bought it last week! It was quite pricey at $60 plus tax but well worth it! I love the colors, they are gorgeous and is just the perfect addition to the original Naked palette! Below, I did a swatch of all 12 colors for you. Enjoy! xoxo~Rose

5 February 2012

Hanna Flat Iron Review

I received this product from Brian Hurt at Misikko.com about 2 months ago, and I am definitely overdue for a review on it. The good thing about this delayed review is that I get to test it first, for awhile so I can give you a full honest review.

This was how it looked like when I opened the box. I love the packaging! 
        Inside the box were:
bottle of Hana Shine Shield
bottle of Hand Sanitizer
emery boards
Silicone heat mat 
Elf lipgloss and lip&cheek hilighter
Silky drawstring Hana bags
Velvet drawstring Hana bag
Misiko soft case for flat iron
1.5 inch ceramic plate Hana flat iron
leather case
metal box
Hana sleepmask

This flat iron retails for $204.99, although you can purchase it from Misikko.com for $119.99. The five-star 100% pure ceramic iron comes with a FREE iron mat and storage pouch (a $20 value). Its features include adjustable temperatures from 140 to 450 degrees, floating ceramic tourmaline plates for frizz-free, conditioning shine, 360 degree tangle-free swivel cord, and curved plate edges for versatile styling such as straightening, flipping, or curling. Hana’s Shine Shield, advanced heat styling therapy protects your hair and add shine but this doesn't mean you don't need to use heat protection spray, you should always use it for extra protection for damage or to prevent further damage. It slides smoothly and easily over the hair without pulling it. I like that it's light yet sturdy, smooth, heats up quickly and is easy to use. I have replaced my old favorite for this new Hanna Flat iron! This Flat iron has also been feautured in Marie Claire, so check that article out.

1 February 2012

Blog Giveaway!


Forever21 feather necklace, Forever21 long chain earrings, cosmetic case, clean and clear oil absorbing sheets, bare elements fake eye lash starter kit, Oil of Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Detoxifying Pore Scrub, Aziza black Mascara

For a mini celebration of myself actively blogging again and to give back to my readers, I've decided to do a giveaway only for my blog followers. Thank you for joining!

2. If you are younger than 18, please ask a parent/guardian for permission to enter.
3. Since Valentine's day is near, I would like you to leave only 1 comment on this post saying what you think love is.
4. For a second entry to win, Re-post this onto your blog or Retweet on twitter"Enter to win @violetsem blog giveaway. visit www.rosevioletsem.blogspot.com"
5. All entries/comments must be submitted by Feb 25th, 2012 at 12am central time.
6. Winner will be contacted and announced on my blog and twitter, February 26th, 2012!!!

Winner will be chosen by Random.org lists. I will contact the winner, and if winner does not respond within 48 hours or does not meet all criteria, second name will be contacted.

Thank you and GOOD LUCK!!!

26 January 2012

4 minute soft smokey eyes

 Good morning my beauties! Below are photos and instructions on how I do a quick and simple soft smokey eye look in just about 4 mins,inspired by kim kardashian! Enjoy! xoxo~Rose

Products used:

Urban Decay Naked palette

Nyx eyeshadow trio
Nyx false lashes
Nyx lash glue
Maybelline Volum' the falsie mascara

Sigma cosmetic brushes

*Click on view more for instructions to this look*

23 January 2012

Haul time.

Today, I share with you guys my purchases from Sephora, Forever21 and the local drugstore.

 I found this gorgeous necklace at Forever 21. I love that it has different texture like the gold chain, pearls and the flowers that are made of fabric. The flowers really stood out to me.
 This pretty jade looking bracelet is one of my favorite accessory purchases so far this year. I adore the triple layer beading and the cute ribbon that holds it all together. I found this at the drugstore.
 Got2Be heat protection hair lotion. I haven't used it yet so I can't say much on it but the fact that each is specifically made for different heat styling tools. The one to your left is made for flat iron and to your right is made for blow drying. I ran out of heat protection spray so I decided to pick up some and try a new brand.
 The color of this gorgeous bubble dress really stood out to me. I found it at Forever21. Besides the pretty color, the backless style really stood out to me also. I'm going to have a hard time finding a good bra to wear with it. If any of you ladies know of the perfect bra, please let me now!

 I love the texture and look of this short. I found this at Urban Planet and since I'm dying for spring to come around sooner, I purchased this so I could feel like spring is around the corner. Silly of me, right?
 Ah, the ever expensive Laura Mercier foundation primer! I tried this once, so there's not much I can say about it but that one time I used it, I liked it. It works really well under my Mac powder, although on the box it says it is specially made to be used with mineral powders.
 I love these earrings! It's so chic and bright. I imagine it would compliment the green dress, that I purchase from Forever21 (shown above) really well.
Last but not least, I grabbed these Kardashians nail polish. I really like these colors. I've heard great reviews on these so I can't wait to try them!

21 January 2012

Rihanna's Inspired hair

I love Rihanna's music and style. Below is my version of her hairstyle in her we found love music video. To create this look, all you need is a curling iron, some strong hold hairspray, bobby pins and a teasing comb.

Begin by curling your hair (don't forget to alternate every section you curl). Curl one section by wrapping it around the curling iron rod going clockwise and then curl the next section of hair by going the opposite direction-counter clockwise, continue on curling this way until you have reached your last row of hair. I suggest this method, if you want natural looking curls and more volume to your hair. Once you have finished curling your hair, tease your as hair as desired and gently smooth out the teased areas with your brush, next part your hair dramatically to one side, spray the side you've parted and comb it back and pin hair into place. You're all done!