Shaina Brown

How to colour correct, correctly

How to colour correct, correctly

I've seen green and orange people... In many Insta mini-torials, there is some sort of colour correcting. You know, the green, orange, purple or even red thing you see some 'beauty gurus' slathering on before foundation. "What is that?!"...

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The Kinky/Coily dream - Afro Love

The Kinky/Coily dream - Afro Love

Since having locs, my hair care regime has been reduced to four products: Leave-in Oils Shampoo Conditioner At times I do miss my regular twist outs, and Afro Love hair care products invoked nostaglia when testing on my volunteer test subject. M...

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At Home Spa Herbal Facial Steam

At Home Spa Herbal Facial Steam

Happy to introduce this week's guest blogger, Esther Rosemarie. Ever since I hit my adolescent years, I have been obsessed with at home skincare treatments. I have vivid memories of picking papaya from the neighbour's garden, for my anti-acne face t...

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Snail Orgasms?

Snail Orgasms?

How snail pleasure can enhance your beauty. I have an aunt named Patsy. Ever since I can remember, whenever aunty Patsy ate paw paw she would rub the skin all over her face. Paw Paw enzymes are good for your skin, so why use it in it's natural state...

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Bye Sister - The REAL problem with James Charles

Bye Sister - The REAL problem with James Charles

When I was little, I remember there was a song we were taught at school. The lines of the song went like this: 'Be careful little hands what you do,' 'Be careful little mouths what you say.' 'There is a Father up above and he's looking down in lov...

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Is Mocha Mami REALLY for dark skin tones?

Is Mocha Mami REALLY for dark skin tones?

Ok Fenty Beauty, we see you... It's been a hott minute since I have written a beauty article, but never fear! Shaina is here! What's the new beauty craze? You guessed it! Bronzer. Since Fenty Beauty released their line of bronzers, particular atte...

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Building Confidence out of Conflicts

Building Confidence out of Conflicts

confidence /ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)ns/ noun 1. the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something. "Believe in the (insert your name) that believes in you." - a wise guy Enter Coryse, guest blogger this week at shaina...

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First time to market?

First time to market?

Ehem... Correction: First time to a local market 😛 INDIE ALL THE THINGS!!!! I was super excited to take the long trip to San Fernando for South Market TT. It is the first time being at such a market, and let me tell you, it is absolutely amazing!...

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Salybia > Maracas

Salybia > Maracas

Here is a bold claim: "Salybia Beach is better than Maracas Beach". In fact; Salybia Beach is "more better than" Maracas Beach. If Maracas Beach and Salybia Beach were both comic book superheroes, Salybia would be the Black Panther and Maracas, the T...

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Holy sheet! Im frackin' 30!

Holy sheet! Im frackin' 30!

Where my Battlestar Galactica fans at?! I cant tell you how many times I have written this post, deleted and started over. I planned to write some frivolous bullshit but my head cannot allow my hands to type what the heart doesnt feel. Life is frack...

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Bubblegreen - The shampoo bar review

Bubblegreen - The shampoo bar review

I am always excited about local handmade products, so naturally when I was gifted this shampoo bar, I was quite enthused! Plus, I had never used a shampoo bar before. Bubblegreen is a local natural hair and skin brand that hails from Sangre Grande...

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Colour me Julie

Colour me Julie

This true story is going to be short, but sweet like a Julie Mango. Once upon a time, I was an administrative assistant. While interviewing the client I realized he kept glaring at me, then eventually he asked a certain question. He probably sat t...

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Post Carnival Makeup 2019 Beauty Insider

Post Carnival Makeup 2019 Beauty Insider

What was learned and improved It's been a week since revelers have wined and jammed, so this week is the post Carnival beauty review. For me, this year was a bit different as I had more clients than last year. For the record, last years review was LI...

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Savannah Grass ready 2k19

Savannah Grass ready 2k19

Beauty Edition - Skin Whether you are doing your own makeup or getting it professionally done for Carnival, there are a few skin tips you should keep in mind before and after gracing the stage. Your skin will be exposed to heat and dust for hours!...

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Growing up Christian in Carnival Country

Growing up Christian in Carnival Country

"Iron man oh he sweeter than when he lick the pan Jam iron woman does leave they man Iron man oh he sweeter than honey lick the pan jam iron woman does leave they man..." I recall in my single digit youth, when Republic Bank used to ha...

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Soca songs that need more air play!

Soca songs that need more air play!

Every year hundreds of Soca songs are released, but only a fraction of those songs get heavy rotation on the air waves. As a result, many good tunes are often lost. In this blog post I have decided to list a few new or underrated artiste, who in m...

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What's in your 'everything bag'?

What's in your 'everything bag'?

I have a friend named Solange. Solange used to have a big cosmetic-type bag with everything anyone can possibly need. Knowing her, she still has it. She was prepared for anything. You had a cut? Go by Solange. You had a cold? Go by Solange. You nee...

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Dear women, STOP!  Your safety matters!

Dear women, STOP! Your safety matters!

Ladies, this post is for YOU. Too many times I see you doing (and I will plainly state) 'dumb shit', that can attract unwanted attention to your person. Criminals do not care who you are. They dont care if you are pretty and nice. Do what you can...

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The making of Curvy Goddess

The making of Curvy Goddess

Carnival is colour! Carnival is mas! Carnival is woman! However they come in all shapes, sizes, thickness, slimness, roundness, but some how the costumes most times, come in 'a one sized fits all'. Many women find themselves rushing to get altera...

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Garden of Grace Candle Co. - Review

Garden of Grace Candle Co. - Review

If you follow @iamshainabrown, you may get the sense that I maaaaay be slightly obsessed with candles and wax melts. NO SHAME! Coming down the last of 2018, I found myself infatuated with aroma therapy and things of that nature. Probably it has to...

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