Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Desert of Roses {Etsy Artist}

Hello lovelies! Today is Etsy Artist feature day! Usually you will see these on Monday but I was out of town yesterday visiting family. I am excited to introduce to you Nicolette who creates beautiful mineral makeup!

My name is Nicolette Jenkins and I am the owner and creator of DesertOfRoses, a mineral makeup shop on Etsy. The shop sells top notch, handcrafted mineral eye shadow that is 100% natural, eco friendly, and vegan. DesertOfRoses has unique, fashionable colors coming out every week.

How did you get started making makeup and what inspires you?

I originally started making mineral makeup for personal use. I had heard about all of the nasty chemicals (Check out this article on "The Dirty Dozen" cosmetic chemicals: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/) in commercial makeup. I learned that somewhere around 80% of cosmetics on the shelf contain harmful carcinogens, pesticides, and other no good villains! I couldn't put that stuff on my skin anymore, so I started researching natural cosmetics. I read tons of books and articles and eventually decided that I had enough knowledge to start making my own products!
How did you decide to open an Etsy shop?
When I ordered my first batch of mineral makeup ingredients I had way too much for myself! At that point I decided that I couldn't keep the fun to myself, I had to share it with the world! Every woman deserves to look beautiful and they shouldn't have to fill their bodies with toxins in order to do so. Opening my DesertOfRoses on Etsy was a no brainer for me, I got to help women and do something that I love in the process!
Check out Desert of Roses on all of the following sites!

Nicolette has kindly offered all of you a 15% discount in her Etsy shop with the code: SPRINGCOLOR


  1. AHHH! This is so cool! Thank you for featuring me!

  2. This is so cool and seriously impressive!! I'm going to check her Etsy shop out :)