Sunday Snippet : Shannon Whealan Makeup

Today's Sunday Snippet features the lovely Waterford blogger Shannon, I met Shannon at an event back in Urban Decay a few months ago and we have met again at other events. I love checking out what products and looks Shannon is using. She is a lovely girl and I urge you all to check out her blog.

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Shannon Whelan. I'm 19 years old and I'm studying Marketing with Advertising and Online Media in college, I'm going into my second year now! I'm a self confessed makeup addict and I'm counting down the days til I can go travelling (wishing my life away as my mother would say), I can't wait to see all the wonderful countries and places I've heard so much about!

2.  How did you get into blogging and why?

Blogging is something I've been interested in for awhile and I was humming and hawing for ages about starting one but I'm just finished a Makeup & Portfolio course with the BeautyTeam Studio and it was during that I decided to make a Facebook page for my makeup and doing that really made me want to start blogging properly!  I'm pretty opinionated and I have a lot to say about different makeup products/looks/trends so I thought why not share it with people? A review I write could help someone make up their decision before they spend 30euro on a product they're not sure about and that to me is a major success! 

3. What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?

When I'm not blogging I'm probably (definitely) trying a new makeup look on myself or using my sister and friends as guinea pigs instead! If not that then I'm either in work/college/with my friends or when I'm feeling particularly crazy: watching Netflix in bed or having some bonding time with Spotify hahaha!

4. Are you a full time blogger? 

 If only! It'd be crazy for being a full time blogger to be even on the cards some day! I love doing it as a hobby and as a kind of support to my makeup page as they both go hand in hand but if it could turn into something more I'd be delighted!

5. How do you keep coming up with content for your blog?

I don't have a huge amount of blog posts at the minute coz I'm new enough to blogging, but I do have a huge list of ideas! Every time I get a new product or do a new makeup look or anything I'm always like 'yep there's gonna be a blog post about that'. As well, a lot of people ask me questions about different products and what would work for them so if I find a product that I feel, for instance, would work for a certain skintype I'm gonna blog about it so people know!

6. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?

I'm obsessed with Wayne Goss and how he's always coming up with new and better ways to do things! He's a genius when it comes to makeup! But I mean, any of the successful bloggers are worth looking up to, becoming a well known blogger isn't easy and for anyone to build themselves up to that is so admiral!

7. Name the top blogs you read?

The blogs I read most often are FacesByGrace, Hearts Heels & Handbags, Makeup Fairy and My Makeup Perspective! I don't have a lot of time to sit down and read blog posts often between trying to do my own posts and everything else but when I do these are the ones I always go to first! I love following them all on Snapchat too!

8.What makes you read the above blogs?

I love when a blogger puts their personality into a blog and you can really get a sense of what they're like as a person and you come to value their opinion a lot through that. I think all the bloggers that I'd read most have that quality about them, and sounds stupid but I feel like I actually know them haha!

9. Tell us something we don't know about you?

You probably wouldn't think it by the full face of makeup I usually wear and the obsession I have with beauty products, but I'm actually such a tom boy! I love sport and until I was around 15 you wouldn't have caught me dead in a dress or a skirt! I'll often do a client's makeup and then sit down and watch matches for the day! I'm a diehard Waterford supporter too, 'loves me county' hahaha! And a lot of people don't know that I'm actually fairly shy even though I don't come across like it, fake it til you make it and all that!

10.  Link us to all of your social media platforms.

Instagram: makeupbyshannon_

I loved getting to know Shannon a little better, make sure you all pop over to her links above and like her pages so you don't miss out.

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