Hey beauty buddies…
Firstly, a super duper big thank you to all who checked out yesterday’s post Contouring with L’Oreal Infallible Sculpt… your fab comments & lashings of support were much appreciated, particularly as it was my first time rolling up the sleeves to give contouring a go. I have to admit that little L’Oreal kit made it incredibly easy-peasy for a beginner like myself. So if contouring is something you’re still aiming to get to grips with then definitely check it out – I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed ladies 🙂
However as another weekend races towards us, it’s that time of the week to plump up the cushions on the virtual sofa and welcome yet another blossoming blogger on board. Today I have the gorgeous Shanice joining me from Simply Shanice, as she stops to chat about life behind the scenes of her beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog! With a virtual haven crammed full of super chic posts, news & reviews this is definitely one blogger you need to check out. Don’t forget to pop over & say a huuuuge hello. I’m pretty certain you’ll adore her blog just as much as the rest of us do!
You know the drill by now chums; time to grab your cuppa & settle down as we take a peek Behind The Blog…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Humorous, beauty, fashion & lifestyle posts
What inspired you to start blogging?
Well , I saw what other bloggers post about and I thought “I can do that” and “I wonder would people be interested in what my life looks like” — It’s still a work in progress
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
I wanted it to be about me and my life, and I figured Simply Shanice is pretty much to the point. I also think it’s a name that I can stick with “forever” 🙂
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Not really Blogger’s Block because I have so many ideas every day but more like “I don’t want to go out and do it” mood.. Being a flight attendant is kind of tough so when I have a day off it’s hard to get motivated. I’m working on it though!
What’s your favourite post to date?
My MAC lipstick collection post probably because I tried to make it super detailed 🙂
Describe your everyday clothes style:
It depends on my mood. I’m one of those converse 1 day heels the next day type of girls. (I’m also from Ireland so if you see me in the supermarket looking like a homeless person in joggers with a messy bun just remember I don’t know any better it’s our uniform back home! 😀
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
YSL “shocking” mascara (my absolute HG), MAC lipstick in “D for danger”, EOS lip balms (my lips are currently in rehab)
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
Cup of tea or hot chocolate, my series online (atm super stoked about The walking dead, Vampire diaries AND American Horror story starting all within a week! It’s like Christmas came early this year! 😀 And my big boned (we want to be nice about it) Labrador at my feet.
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Out for dinner with my boyfriend and then straight home for a chill couch and movie night. I like to go out for dinner and during the day, but I’m not a Club kind of girl.
What do you do to relax?
I’d like to say take a bath but I don’t really like baths. It’s like as soon as I get in I’m over it 😀 I’d say I look at furniture magazines/websites or watch movies to relax.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
I am extremely inpatient. I need everything done immediately otherwise I feel like everything will be stressful and messy.
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
Well I don’t really have all that many but one memory I still cherish is when me and my aunty dressed up in the same outfits and made a dance choreography which we then performed in front of my family. Our dance group was called SHALA btw (Shanice & Laura) 😀 We had so much fun!
What was your favourite school subject?
Probably art class, although I did like business as well when I got older. Again, I’m really a mix of opposites when it comes to everything in life.
What’s your dream job?
My absolute dream job would be to become a professional blogger/stay-at-home dog mom 😀 However Event Manager or Interior Designer would also make me happy!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully in a big house with my boyfriend and dog, doing something that I love and makes me happy.
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Be more confident (No idea how one can ever cross that off the bucket list)
Blog more about personal things (my life and what i want not what i think people want)
Go to Paris,Amsterdam, India, Thailand, Maldives and New York (all planned in 2016)
Get my drivers licence (I know, I know, but the theory is like more than 1000 questions!)
Use my days off to actually get out and do things that make me happy
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
I think probably getting this job as a flight attendant. I got it by myself without the help of anyone and it changed my life. I started travelling a lot, paying my own bills, moved in to my own apartment basically became independent because of it.
Who inspires you?
My grandmother. She raised me, she has been through so much in her life and managed to stay positive. Managed to be happy and see the good in everything and everyone. She never complains about anything. She still travels from Hungary 8 hours on the bus to come and watch our dog when we go on holiday. She is the best person i have ever met in my entire life, I admire her and I aspire to become just like her one day. (Wipes tears away)
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be” -William Shakespeare
.What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
DO IT! It doesn’t matter what you want to blog about just start your blog and start writing or posting your photos. Try your best to do it for you. (that’s something I’m working on)
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea all the way baby
Coke or Pepsi = Coke (slight addiction there I admit)
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super Organised (borderline OCD I shall say)
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = playful puppy
Night In or Night Out = Night in but Day out?
Heels or Flats = Both!
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Stick
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Hipster Mixed Tomboy-Princess ? Deal?
Paperback or E-book = Paperback (nothing could ever replace the smell and feel of a new book)
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Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves