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About Me

Perhaps my using an entire gross of candy lipsticks in two weeks as a five-year-old child should have been an indication of things to come for my parents!  I soon became very absorbed by drawing and painting.  Colors--and the ability to mix them to create unique shades--fascinated me and still continue to do so (I use watercolors, acrylics, and oil paints in my spare time, an avocation I love).  I sold Avon products in high school and was quite successful; I continued through college until my courses and part-time jobs prohibited it.  As I grew older, several people prodded me to attend modeling school.  I did and learned much which I will never forget--from how to work with eight or more eye shadow colors and blend them into a beautiful look to mastering the catwalk with ease.  For the last fourteen years, I have reviewed and critiqued cosmetics and skin/hair/body care products online for several sites, often doing freelance pieces and creating brochures for large gatherings of women by request.  At one site, I was the "Ask the Makeup Diva" (the owner had her second baby and was overwhelmed).  USAToday named it the second best online makeup site in the country at that time.  As a job, I am blessed to be a business instructor at a private college prep academy (one of my degrees is in marketing, which also draws me to beauty products).  One of my most enjoyable ways to unwind is to experiment with beauty products, research them, and write about them.  You will also see my comments on "We Heart This" and "My Cosmetic Bag," magnificent sites.  Hope to see you there!

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Gigisd, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy your product reviews! You are a wonderful writer and beauty aficionado! Your reviews are some of the most enjoyable and informative that I've ever seen on beauty sites! Thanks!

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by volta 4 months, 3 weeks ago Report as inappropriate

Hi! Thanks for your comments on my page! I'm only just starting to get better about using the community features of this site instead of focusing only on reading/writing reviews. I always enjoy reading your reviews!! :-)

by tallredamanda 10 months, 1 week ago Report as inappropriate

Dear Diva Rose, I added a post 4 days ago that you replied to, but I cannot find it anymore...since you seem like a person who knows their way around here, I was wondering if you could help. Thanks!

by ShellyDee 1 year ago Report as inappropriate

Thedivarose, I would love for you to join my Mary Kay team!! Email me if you decide to join, great opportunity for summer/part time work!! andrea---I have a Mary Kay email = andreagreene@...

by andrea_greene 1 year ago Report as inappropriate

Thank you! That's what I like here too,the variety of opinions,unbiased and truthfull. This is what I'm doing since yesterday,looking up the products I love or hate and writing reviews,I'm having a great time so far,

by luxe 1 year, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate

TANZIA - INSTANT FIRMING, ANTI-WRINKLE, ALPHA-HYDROXY COMPLEX Product Description: This unique TANZIA face and neck treatment will noticeably tighten and firm the skin of the face and neck area within 15 minutes of application, while the multi-fruit acids and the anti-oxidant vitamins smoothen the skin’s texture by reducing wrinkles and fine lines, protecting the skin from the harshness of daily pollutants and stress. This age-defying product will: • Instantly tighten and firm the skin of the face and neck within 15 minutes of application. • Dramatically reduce wrinkles and fine lines. • Protect the skin from pollutants and daily stress. • Lighten skin discoloration. • Product Type: Lotion Skin Type: All skin types Major Ingredients: • Locust Bean Gum and Hydrolyzed Casein: Plant polysaccharides that create an invisible film on the skin’s surface that will instantly tighten and firm. • Tocopheral Acetate-Vitamin E: This anti-oxidant vitamin will contributes to the moisturization of the skin and for tissue repair. • Bilberry Extract, Orange Extract, Lemon Extract: AHA Citric Acids that work on the upper surfaces of the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells. • Sugar Cane Extract, Sugar Maple Extract: AHA Glycolic Acids that work on the lower layers of the skin to repair, and rejuvenate dying skin cells. • Ginseng Extract: Provides the skin with a soothing and healing effect. • Chamomile Extract: Deep penetrating skin softener and moisturizer. Retail Size: 1 fl. oz / 30 ml glass bottle with pump (one month supply) Application: Apply daily, morning and/or evening on cleansed face and neck area avoiding eye area. Can be worn under make-up. Please feel free to call us on our toll free number: 1-877-682-6942 for a complimentary sample and visit our website .

by facepretty123 1 year, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate

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