the Shira Rose

A NYC Body Positive Fashion Blog

Jewelry Giveaway!

I’m so excited to share my first giveaway with all of you amazing readers!:) My friend Dasi of Dream Big Jewelry has kindly offered to give the winner their choice of jewelry from the three options below. These pieces are from her new Spring collection and I love them all! I love that Dasi’s jewelry is all SO affordable. Which would you choose if you won? Good luck, my friends!

Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch
These are the three options (the third one is even prettier in real life, the first 2 look just like the photographs)
Click the link here to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway 

What I Want Wednesday: BOWS!

Work Wear: Blue Stripes

Oh Mondays…..not my favorite day of the week! Thought I’d show you a work outfit today; I always feel a bit more professional when I’m wearing a blazer. I like this one because it’s knit so it doesn’t feel as constricting as blazers normally make me feel. How do you all feel about blazers?

Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch
Blazer and top: Nordstrom Rack, sale
Skirt: Loft, Here.
Shoes: Boutique in Brooklyn
Here are some of my favorite blazers:

Top Row: Striped Blazer- Michael KorsPink Cotton- Banana Republic, and White Silk Rebecca Minkoff
Middle Row: Green-GapGrey Knit Ruched-Nordstrom, and Floral-Ann Taylor
Bottom Row: Black Boyfriend-TopshopCobalt-Forever 21, and Orange-Loft

Makeup and Skincare: Mary Kay Review!

I’ve heard some great things about Mary Kay, so when Batsheva Chaimovits asked me if I was interested in doing a review of Mary Kay products, I of course jumped on the chance! And dear readers, I promise that my review is the truth about how I really feel about the products.

So how about I share some of my favorite products? Yeah? Ok awesome (Clearly, I can carry a full conversation all by myself)!

Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch

My absolute favorite product is hands down Mary Kay Nourishine Plus Lipgloss. The texture is perfect, only slightly sticky, and it lasts a lot longer than most of my other lip glosses. Rock’n’Red is a brilliant, fiery red  and now my all time favorite lip gloss. I’m wearing it in the middle picture and top left.

Another favorite is the Creme Lipstick. It really does feel creamy and imparts rich color that really lasts. It comes in so many pretty shades. I’m wearing Pink Satin on the bottom left, the bottom right is a mix of pink satin with Fancy Nancy Nourishine Lipgloss.

The Mineral Eye Color eyeshadows are so well priced and really nice! Most other mineral eyeshadows have much drier textures but this one goes on really smoothly and there’s a really nice color selection, some matte, some shiny. Gold Coast is a great brow bone highlighter and Lavender Fog is a nice, matte, smoky purple.

Now, moving onto skincare! I can only share with you what I tried for my skin type, but if you have questions about what products to use for your face, Batsheva can help you with that.

Timewise Night Restore & Recover Complex-Combination/Oily is a great, lightweight, fragrance-free moisturizer that works best for skin that is slightly dry or slightly oily (The one for Normal/Dry is great too for dry or normal skin!). If your skin is very oily, this might be too heavy for you. It has a great mix of antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients that works to repair the skin surface and prevent moisture loss.

Deep Cleanser (Formula 3) is a really good cleanser that removes makeup well and doesn’t have fragrance. It works well for normal to slightly oily skin.

 Acne Treatment Gel is only $7 and a great gel based 5% benzyl peroxide topical disinfectant that also has some anti-irritants to soothe your skin. Some people find benzyl peroxide very drying but if you have acne, it’s really helpful.

Oil-free makeup remover  is pretty awesome too. Fragrance-free, silicone enhanced, and works quickly to remove all sorts of makeup.

So anyway, these are some of my favorite products. Please feel free to call or text Batsheva at 917-848-0086, visit her website at and e-mail her at She does home/office delivery for free and ships anywhere for really low rates. You can also make a fun party with some friends and make a commission-really easy money!

Have you ever tried Mary Kay products before? Share your likes or dislikes with me!