Saturday, 23 May 2015

Makeup Collab with @TheNerdyBeau | Summer Evenings Tutorial

"It's about time Shanna Erica does a makeup tutorial right?!" I have collaborated with the gorgeous Georgia from The Nerdy Beau to create a Summer makeup tutorial. I really wanted to rekindle my love for makeup tutorials and decided to hit Twitter up for anyone who wanted to collaborate. I was so delighted to have Georgia on board - thanks girl ;)Please check out her gorgeous Daily Summer makeup tutorial here.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

*NEW BRAND LAUNCH* KISS Cosmetics KISStick Lipstick Review | Osculate Orchid*

It's been an amazing week on the blog with a few surprises at hand. I am excited to share a new product release and unveiling of a new UK-based cosmetics brand - KISS Cosmetics. I was chosen (and very grateful indeed) to be one of the first few bloggers to review the amazing KISStick lipsticks!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer Review

Yes. Another lip lacquer on the blog today. There's something about a liquid lipstick that pulls me into purchasing them. maybe it's that fact that the pigmentation is amazing, or maybe the applicators just makes it that bit more precise to apply or maybe it's just a phase I'm going through. Whatever the reason is, I bring to you Makeup Academy Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquers.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Favourite MAC lipsticks for Spring

MAC lipsticks for Spring

Spring is upon us! In London however, the weather's a bit confusing (as usual) as it can rain one minute and be sunny the next. When I think of Spring, I imagine flowers in bloom and pastel looks (makeup and fashion). I gravitate towards nude and light pink shades during Spring, in Summer, I wear more loud, vibrant and bold shades. Here are my top MAC lipstick picks for this season. For reference, I am an NC42 in MAC foundations.


I have a sudden urge to post Kawaii things so please don't mind the random gifs in this post. My blog was feeling a bit too "beauty-reviewy" and less personal. Afterall, my blog was made to be a public journal of personal experiences. So why not bring it back to the basics - Get to know me... The Girl behind the Blog. I came across this 'TAG' on various blogs and youtube videos, and most recent was from Becky's blog Milk Bubble Tea.
  1. I love HOT drinks. Tea, Coffee, Hot Coco, ( I'm in love with the coco ) Straight out from a boil, YUM  
  2. I love Korean and Japanese beauty products, films, music and TV 
  3. I haven't watched normal TV since moving to our new home (2 years) Thank God for Netflix 
  4. I broke my ankle when I was 16 and now find it hard to wear heels. Wedges are tolerable 
  5. I hate my wide, flat feet :(
  6. My fitness and weight loss routines/journeys never stay constant (hence why) I have always remained plus-sized
  7. My daughter is turning 2 years-old this month! 
  8. My first ever MAC purchase was a lipstick called 'Up the Amp' Make up mini graphics
  9. Room inspirations - fairy light, white walls, plants, marble accents and, of course, candles 
  10. I love drawing, painting and graphic design - Pinterest is heaven online for me! I'm thinking of posting techy stuff and sharing freebie graphics on the blog since I tend to make buttons etc. when I get bored
  11. I love changing my hair colour and actually looking to dye my hair grey or hot pink this Summer.
  12. I used to have oily skin but after having a baby, my skin changed to being dry... weird eh!
  13. My blog name is named after my middle name (Shanna Erica) and my child's middle name (Neveah Rosa) 
  14. My partners name is the same as the dude in Mean Girls (Aaron Samuels) haha! 
  15. I love watching food channels! I tend to cook more Caribbean food than Filipino, sorry mum!
  16. I was always conscious of my body and had low self esteem but I didn't let anyone see that side of me, people knew me as being positive, confident and bubbly
  17. I'd love to start a youtube channel, but I look and sound awkward in front of cameras.
  18. This blog was made out of boredom ... After 6 months of entering the blogging community, I am still (surprisingly) posting every so often lol I'm really bad at sticking to one project but thanks to great people and lovely readers - I'm still going on strong
  19. I'm hungry right now... 
  20. I hate getting up in the morning unless the postman comes with a package for me 
Love reaction gifs
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