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Sunday, 11 September 2011

September Blogger of the Month - Kassie

Welcome to the second installment of my blogger of the month series. Each month I will be recognizing and featuring someone who I believe to be a true talent in the beauty blogging world and displaying their work for you guys to see. I have included an interview as well as a gallery of their best work and commissioned an exclusive look for the monthly 'Pigments & Palettes Challenge'. The first blogger I've decided to feature is:

I was first introduced to Kassie's work when she won the flower inspired challenge. I was so impressed and inspired by her entry that I went straight to her blog to check out more of her work. It was there that I realized the full scope of Kassie's talent for creating interesting, vibrant, colorful looks. Kassie's blog inspired me to do what she did, so I credit her with the creation of my own blog. She's a sweet girl with incredible skill and I hope you'll enjoy her blog as much as I have over the past few months.

 Getting to Know You: The Beauty Behind the Blog

Why did you start blogging?
I really wanted my own little place on the internet to share the things I love. I started taking pictures of my makeup on back in 2009 and all the wonderful people on there encouraged me to go further with makeup. I love Makeup Geek, its a great way to learn & experience new things. 

What does your blog name mean, and how did you come up with it? 
Well most people around me want to have a high-paying job like a doctor or a lawyer but I just couldn't do that. I am obsessed with art and visuals, which most people don't get. What I want is not what most people want, in terms of career. So my name  came from that. I also really wanted a name that sounded kind of "mystical", if you will. Me and my friend sat down one night and brainstormed for a while before coming up with Unique-Desire. We had so many silly things, serious things, even slightly creepy things but I was SO happy when we finally settled on Unique-Desire

What are the three most important things for people to know about you? 
1. I love art, and not just makeup (which is an art form), but all kinds of art. I dabble in drawing, painting, photography, digital work etc.

2. I am a very sarcastic person, I try not to be sarcastic online though because it can often times sound mean or cruel if you can't see my face and I don't want anyone to think that I am cruel, because I am the exact opposite!

3. I am a total nerd! I love to nerd out with other nerds! as well! I just bought some collectible DC Comics Pint Glasses with Green Lantern, Batman(my fav!), Superman and Wonder Women, if that gives you a clue xD.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? 
I don't know how to ride a bike! So many people have tried to teach me but its just impossible for me xD

Describe your beauty philosophy in a six word sentence
Be comfortable in your own skin.

What would you say is your signature look?
I think mine would be a light smokey eye and a nude lip. I really love playing up my eyes more than anything. Either that or black winged liner and a red lip. I love doing that! Especially when I wear black & white clothes, it looks so great together.

Who or what serves as your biggest source of inspiration & why?
I love taking inspiration from pop culture and media, such as bands, movies, T.V. shows etc.

What is the skill you're most proud of and what skill would you like to improve on?
I am most proud of my blending skills, and I would like to improve on eyeliner and false lash application

What was the first look you did and what do you think of it now? 
The first "creative" look I ever tried was a tutorial that Marlena from MUG posted. I don't think she has it up anymore but it was a lime green shadow on the lid & and rust color on the lower lash line, very basic with thick cat eyeliner. I used to wear that ALL the time because I loved the effect of the liner.

What's one question you want to ask to next month's beauty blogger? 
If you could wish for one thing what would it be? (Mine would be that my entire family would be financially secure for the rest of their lives)

Who's your celebrity crush at the moment? - Ronnie, August
OHMYGAWD!! Chris Hemsworth!! He is SOOOO Sexy!! He is my first and only celebrity crush*drools*


1. Favorite beauty blog/website?
Your blog, obviously because its fabulous! (Thanks, Kassie) Ronnie's blog at Bows and Curtseys, Xsparkage, Widdlesh at FACE:PAINT, Sonja at TheBeautifulLifeOfTheGirlNextDoor, Makeup your Jangsara, Beautylish, and Makeubee

2. Favorite kind of post to read and/or write? 
I love reading/seeing looks!! And reviews & swatch comparisons

3. Favorite type of makeup to wear, if you could only choose one?
If I could only choose one makeup item to wear it would either be concealer for under-eyes and acne or mascara to brighten the eyes
4. Favorite look that you've ever done? 
This is a toughie, um... I think it would have to be my Sailor Mercury V2 look. I just love the smokey aspect of it and the glitter!

5. Favorite song to dance to when nobody's watching?
Lol this is embarrassing. Mostly pop & r&b songs from the early 2000's like Britney Spears, Xtina and Destiny's Child


And finally, here's the Monthly Pigments & Palettes Challenge - "Homecoming Greens", a look created exclusively for Pigments & Palettes, inspired by the following picture and color scheme below.


If you would like to be blogger of the month, or would like to nominate someone contact me at


  1. she's amazing!! so talented, but also very beautiful, her eye color is gorgeous <3

  2. Ohh my god this is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!
    What a great picture...
    She is so beautiful
    xx milla

  3. Congrats, Kassie! Not only are you insanely talented and gorgeous, but you seriously have an awesome personality! You're extremely relatable :) I'm super sarcastic as well, and it gets me in trouble sometimes LOL. Like you, I try my best not to do it online.

    Congrats again and this is so well deserved! <3

  4. Thank you so much Meredith!! And the girls who have commented thus far! You are all so sweet!! Ronnie you make me laugh! xD

  5. i dont know how to ride a bike either lol !

    your work is amazing Kassie!

  6. I love all of the colors! She has so much talent!

  7. I love Kassie. She is so incredibly talented, I love her blog and the pictures she posts of what she comes up with!

  8. one word AMAZING!!! great work overall.. very inspiring !

  9. <3 I also follow Kassie - she's got beautiful looks AND makeup skills. <3

  10. Kassie, you kick some ass girl!!! And you have some gorgeous eyes!! Always looking forward to your looks!! <3

  11. Congrats to Kassie (and thanks for liking my blog, I can't believe you put me in there with those other ladies!!! You totally made my month!)! And Meredith Jessica, how is it that everything you do is so perfect? Even your interview questions are awesome! I really enjoyed reading this!!

  12. You are amazing girl! :)


  13. Oh wow, amazing talent here! I can't imagine being able to recreate something like this, what a spectacular blend of colors! - Mar
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  14. I love her work! She's gorgeous.

  15. I love how vibrant all of her work is...the colors are beautiful.


  16. OMG, what amazing skills she has! I'm in awe right now, so I think I can't convey everything in normal words, ok?

    Thank for being kind enough to give room for other wonderful artists such as yourself.

    I loved everything about this post and it is nice to know more of other people's works! You people rock!

    (Sorry for my absense latelly, I'm not feeling very well.. But I'll come by whenever possible and try my best in giving you feedback, ok?)

    Leonara Carulina

  17. She is so adorable...and awesome! And so beautiful and she's so talented! :D Thank you for sharing.


  18. This is awesome!!!! I need to follow her blog. Thanks so much for sharing this blog and this talent with us xoxoxo

  19. KASSIE is amazing!! I love her work!!

  20. wowww, love the challenge look, it's so much cooler than the football pic ha!!! great stuff Kassie and thanks for featuring her Meredith!!

  21. omg! amazing job, very inspiring!

  22. really gorgoues

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  23. may i know what camer do you use for taking pics?because image quality is damn good but whenever i take shots camera dont pick the real colors :(

  24. that's the true talent!! i love!

  25. this was a really awesome blog to choose, we love Kassie too! she explodes all the time with colours and new ways of interpret some disney princess in ways you couldn't imagine!