Shaina Brown

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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New Beginnings - Year 2019

New Beginnings - Year 2019

Let me first start by saying that I am not very good at writing sappy new year post. However, let us prepare for January being that awkward month of wishing everyone "Happy New Year!" and replying "Same to you". On this first da...

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6 Holiday Reds You MUST HAVE

6 Holiday Reds You MUST HAVE

... And by reds I dont mean 'red woman'. Ladies, this holiday season ( and every holiday season ) red lipsticks sell faster than hot cross buns in Easter. The real problem is when you buy a red that you think would compliment your skin tone, annnnnn...

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Wax Warmer on a Budget

Wax Warmer on a Budget

EDIT! November 12th 2018 (Insert Maxim Bady accent here) Soooooooooooooooooooooooo....... I got a ELECTRIC WAX WARMER!!! This was gifted to me by my mom, and its from the brand MainStays. Now you may ask,"What are the pros of having an EWW?...

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Put the beeswax down

Put the beeswax down

A few months ago I was looking at a few loc videos on Youtube and I came across one of a loctician washing a young lady's locs. She had long, beautiful hair, but to my dismay and everyone in the comments, we couldn't help but notice all her product b...

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What Wendy Fitzwilliam Forgot

What Wendy Fitzwilliam Forgot

As a nine year year old in 1998, seeing a woman like Wendy Fitzwilliam on a Miss Universe stage was nothing less than breathtaking. I was dark-skinned girl with 'picky' hair and just looking at her was enough to make me embrace everything black about...

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What you may not know about product labels

What you may not know about product labels

...as it pertains to cosmetics. Hey guys! So Im here to share some information that I taught I know about but I really didnt! (Dont worry, I did my research 😉) This all started for me a few weeks ago while listening to a podcast by The Market Place...

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Why Im not hyped about makeup

Why Im not hyped about makeup

DISCLAIMER This blog post is based on my opinions, backed by facts. There is no reason for anyone who spends their hard earned money how they see fit, to feel any type of way toward me because of the topic discussed here. YOU ARE FREE to disagree...

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