Moving Day


Hi everyone, I know that you haven’t seen me posting here in a while and that’s just because I was thinking about my uncertainty of staying with WordPress. I’ve finally come to a solid decision and I’ve decided to move over to Blogger. You van now find Vanity Rose Official at

I hope that this does not become of an inconvenience to you, but I just felt like a weight has been lifted off of my chest with the change. If you’re following me on Bloglovin’ already, you can follow my new space on Bloglovin’ here.

Have a nice day everyone!


The Fairy Tale Tag!

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us as girls have had a period in our life where the idea of fairy tales and them coming true was just the best thing ever! I saw this tag done by Sammeh over at Odds and Sodz (here) and I just couldn’t resist having a try. You should definitely check out Sammeh’s answers as well as they are just great.

Snow White – Do you consider yourself beautiful?

I know that people say that you should believe that your beautiful because everyone is, and that’s true, but at times it can be hard to remember that and I’m just like ‘no, no, no’ on that day. Then there are other times where I just feel amazing. I don’t get it though because I’m pretty sure that at times where I’ feeling either way I’m still looking at the same face, so it just makes

no sense.Sleeping Beauty – How many hours do you sleep at night?

Well . . . ideally we’re meant to get around 8, but I’d be lying if I said I got that much. Being as obsessed with the internet, reading and pretty much anything procrastinating related combined with the stress of studying, I can estimate that I get about probably 5 hours of sleep in. I do have crashes during the day, especially Saturday’s where I feel like I want to sleep for a year. It’s safe to say that I have a very unhealthy sleeping habit that I should get fixed. Hopefully I can work on that this summer – pinkies crossed.

Cinderella – Do you have a curfew?

Well I don’t go out much so . . . . But really though, my mother can be a bit overprotective at times. But when I do get the chance to go out with friends, curfew is around 9 – 10.

Rapunzel – Do you love being outside?

I love being outside, but I prefer being inside more. I’m more of an indoors person.

Red Riding Hood – Do you trust strangers easily?

I’m very reserved around strangers, I have a wall up around people I don’t know and I’m always cautious and it takes a while for me to warm up to people – part of this is just because I’m a generally shy person.

The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids – Are you easily fooled?

I don’t think so, I’m very skeptical about things. I over analyse and in my head it’s better to not believe and find proof than to just accept something.

Beauty and the Beast – What makes someone beautiful in your eyes?

What makes someone beautiful to me? A person that doesn’t pretend to be someone they’re not. Someone just being themselves 24/7.

The Little Mermaid – What would you sacrifice for love?

I really just don’t know, it depends on how you look at it. But still I have no answer to give. Sorry . . .

The Frog Prince – What do you find disgusting?

I really don’t like ignorance, it’s so upsetting to me. When someone does something wrong that they know will lead up to bigger consequences but they just don’t care. Like for example littering, it urkes me to no end, I mean “Hellooooo, do you want to end u living in a landfill?”. But yeah, ignorance.

Jack and the Beanstalk – Do you have any plants?

Well my mom has the yard filled with them. But having one of my own, I tried a couple of times but then it never really work out. I remember in 6th grade I had my plant outside and something came and at it and so a couple days later and planted something else and sprayed hairspray on it thinking that would keep the animal away, but the hairspray just ended up killing the plant anyway so . . . . But looking back on it now all I’m think is “Really Shannon, hairspray? Really?”😀.

Puss in Boots – Do you have pets? If not, do you want them?

Yep, I have to little munchkins – I mean puppies. It’s funny though because I kind of have a little fear of dogs. I’ve had a few bad experiences with them growing – I was even almost bitten by one – but yet I still love them. Even now with my own dogs I kind of freeze when they start jumping on me – even if I know that they’re just playing.

Bluebeard – What is your weak point?

My sympathy. I’m always trying to find something good in what someone’s done or a situation. I don’t like  jumping to conclusions or being judgmental.

Pinocchio – What is your biggest wish?

Well I have many dreams; I want to publish some books of stories I have running through my brain, to be a pro makeup artist, to move to London/New York/Australia and the list just goes on. But my BIGGEST dream I would have to say is to get my fashion line up and running, that would just make me so happy to have accomplished that.

Peter Pan – What is your mental age?

My mental age differs depending on who I’m with and the situation. I can be a completely immature person – like there’s a 9 year old trapped inside me – there are literally times when I’m just itching to annoy someone. My friends can understand that because they’re just the same. And then at other times it’s like the 9 year old’s 30-something year old mother is trapped me. I’ve been told that at times I seem older than I am because of the things I say or the way that I think.

The Star Money – What is your most valuable possession?

Well I guess that would have to be my laptop, I am obsessed with the internet after all, I barely eve watch TV any – other than for my special shows, I mean a girl has to get her weekly does of Pretty Little Liars. But yeah though, the laptop.

Gold Mary & Pitch Mary – Are you a hard worker or a lazy one?

It’s sad to say but . . . I’m a lazy bum. Another thing that I need to work on.😀

The Snow Queen – Who is your best friend?

I have three best friends and we’re just a bag full of crazy – some more so that other. But yeah, their names are Brianna, Rachelle and Noelissa. I can always count on them to be there for me when I need it.

The Princess and the Pea – Are you sensitive?

Very much so, overly so actually. The over-analyst in me can’t help it.

Godfather Death – What qualities make a good parent?

Trust and understanding. For a parent I think that it’s very important to remember that at one point you were right at the stage where your child(ren) is/are and it’s really good to be understanding bout that – don’t be too hard on them. Trust, it’s an important thing, I mean without trust in the relationship where are you, it’s important to built it in your relationship and  to intertwine some understanding with that too.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses / The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes – Do you like parties?

I do, although I do get little bouts of anxiety before I go, but it’s all gone by the time I get there. There good, but too much of a good thing . . . .

The Emperor’s New Clothes – Do you care a lot about your clothing?

Yes, I do. I find that clothing is just one of the best methods of self expression. There’s so many ways to mix and match and it’s a great feeling to put a look together and be like “Yep, I did that”.

The Brave Little Tailor – Do you consider yourself brave? 

I’m a fake brave person. When I’m in a situation where I have to be, I put on a brave face while I’m secretly screaming on the inside. But you know, ‘gotta go whatcha gotta do’.

And there you have it, my answers to ‘The Fairy Tale Tag’, I hope that you’ve enjoyed it, I know that I definitely had fun writing this! I tag everyone to do this.

Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in the next post!

L.A. Colors Mineral Pressed Powder


Hey everyone, it’s been awhile. My first exam is next week Tuesday and I’m starting to feel the stress of things, and with how things are going I think that I will only really be posting once a week for the moment. I think I’ll even have them pre-written and schedule for particular days. So, I’m going to make myself scarce from the internet as everything is cracking down. On with the post:

Right here I have a mineral pressed powder in the shade ‘Ebony’ from L.A. Colors. This is my first mineral pressed powder and I can’t really say that it’s any different from other pressed powders that I’ve used in the past, except that I find that this one is easier to apply. I loving using my RT Buffing Brush to apply this and all other pressed powders as I feel that it does a really good job of patting on the powder, but you’d really have to use a light hand with this if it’s light coverage that you’re looking for.

I love the case of this. The powder pan can be flipped over to reveal a mirror and an applicator sponge – as demonstrated the last picture above – and the case is nice and transparent all around. The mirror is nice and clear, just the right size and makes using this product on the go so much easier.

Overall it’s safe to conclude that I really like this product and would definitely repurchase it once its all gone.


Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in my next post!





The 13 Year Old With Her Own Clothing Line

The 13 Year Old With Her Own Clothing Line

A short post today, but I just thought that you all should hear this.

Today this post goes out to someone that I think is truly inspirational: Isabella Rose Taylor. Isabella has her own clothing line, Nordstrom will be hosting her line in September and all this is happening while she is only 13 years old. Yep I said it, she’s thirteen.

Her brand is called Isabella Rose Taylor and you can check out her store (here).

I have to say when I found out about her – today – I was really shocked that she’s achieved all of this at such an early age. Did I mention she’s a freshman in college?

You can hear more about her breaking into the world of fashion and through the doors of Nordstrom (here) (here) and find her on Twitter (here).

Bye everyone, I hope that this has been a refreshing post!






Life Update | Final Exams and the Easter Weekend

Hey everyone!

It really has been a week since my last post, hasn’t it? Sorry about that. My final exams are coming up and I really need to put in time to study. I’m not giving up blogging but my posting just wont be as frequent – especially when the exams get started (May to mid-June). But I really want to get good grades, so even though I really enjoy blogging and sharing with you guys, I can’t have it at the fore front of my mind at the moment. These grades are going to follow me when I leave school and are going to make an impact when I apply for university/ a job, so I really need to make this count.

I hope that you all can understand that.

With that said, I can’t wait for exams to be over and for summer vacation to come! I haven’t had a single vacation since last summer. Let me explain why; since this is my last year in high school, school has gone into high gear and teachers have been having classes on weekends and during Christmas vacation and during this spring break as well. I hardly consider Saturday part of the weekend any more, all I have is Sunday.

And recently I’ve been studying for my Spanish Oral exam which on this coming Tuesday.

But we’ll see how things go and I’ll tell you guys my results if you want!

Anyway though, it’s the Easter weekend. How’s it been going for you guys so far?

I went off to the beach today with family, it’s so sunny and windy here right now. Perfect weather for kite flying!

So bye for now, this was a post that I’ve been meaning to right for a while and this was a great time to do it. I hope you guys have enjoyed your day, and I hope that you all enjoy the weekend.





The Resemblance is Uncanny

The Resemblance is Uncanny

Makeup Revolution is a new cosmetics brand in the UK and since its launch; the eye palettes that have really caught people’s attention are the iconic palettes that are the perfect dupes of the Urban Decay Naked palettes.

It’s not hard to see the solid resemblance between them but there is one distinct difference between them; while the Naked palettes can go for about £37, the iconic palettes go for a staggering £4, and they have just about the same quality in pigmentation and staying power.

If you live in the UK and you’ve wanted to get your hands on all or any of the Naked palettes, but couldn’t because of the steep price, then I’d recommend that you look into these dupe palettes.

Here’s a post comparing swatches from the Naked 3 palette and the Iconic 3 palette.

The links to each Iconic palette is down below:

Iconic 1

Iconic 2

Iconic 3


Would you buy any of the iconic palettes?

Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in the next post!



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Blogger Wishlist

 I thought I’d do a blogger wish list post as there are definitely some blog enhancing tools that I’ve been wanting for a while now. Check it out:
Blogger Wishlist
  1. A Camera

What’s a beauty/fashion blog without pictures, right?

I’m particularly interested in the Canon Rebel t5i as I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about it and I’ve seen the quality of pictures that it can produce. I can have this, and then leave my smaller camera for when I’m pressed for time and space when I’m heading out.

  1. iPad

This would make blogging on the go so much easier, I wouldn’t have to lug around my laptop and its bulky case – Lord knows it’s heavy. So this would be really convenient.

  1. Laptop

Although I do have a laptop, I’ve had it for a bit over two years now and it’s been through a lot since I’ve gotten it – falls and viruses to be exact – and I’m just so glad that it’s still with me right now; but with it crashing once or twice a week now, I think the end is near.

  1. Camera Bag

What’s a better way to cart around your camera than in style? I really like this camera case from JCPenney. It’s simple and chic and the light pink colouring just adds to my love for it; it could be paired with so many outfits.

  1. A Notebook

Any corky notebook would do, and it would be best if I started planning what my blog posts would be about at this point. Yes I really don’t plan these things. I absolutely suck at organising. Planning ahead would definitely help me to prioritize more with blogging.

  1. Pens

What better way to plan my next blog posts in my funky looking notebook than with some funky looking pens? The pens in the picture are perfect candidates for the job.

Let’s see just how fast I can accumulate the things on this wishlist. Maybe by this time next year I’d of already gotten them.


Are you a fellow blogger?


What are some things that are on your wishlist?


Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in the next post!



P.S – The links to these items is down below.