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Shannon N.

Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
I am the author of the beauty blog, A Girl's Gotta Spa!, public speaker on social media at beauty industry conferences and social media consultant to beauty brands.
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Sally Hansen Laced Up Salon Effects Nail Strips: A Christmas Story by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Last week I made my twice weekly trek to CVS . (I practically live in the beauty aisle.) Since my nails have still not recovered from all of the Shellac manicures, an ... Read on »
Brighten Your Skin for the Upcoming Holiday Season by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Every woman needs to give themselves a good exfoliating treatment. Women you can use microdermabrasion products at home to gently exfoliate and brighten your skin. You w ... Read on »
Red lips are sexy lips by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty by makeup artist and TIA contributor, Kristen Arnett Red lipstick looks amazing on women of all ages and complexions. No matter where my makeup brushes have lan ... Read on »
Get Ready to Put Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette on Your Shopping Radar by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty NO JOKE. I seriously just got my hands on Urban Decay’s most freaked-about product ever, the Naked Palette (I know, two years late – I’m pathetic), and the makeup genius ... Read on »
MAC Venomous Villains Auction to Benefit Doctors Without Borders by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Thanks to the brilliant idea of my friend Karla Sugar , I’m once again contributing to the auction going on at BeautyBloggers.org to benefit Doctors Without Borders . La ... Read on »
Anti-aging and dietary supplements by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Beauty from within seems obvious. It can’t be enough to just slather on some expensive anti-aging serum, so surely we should be taking additional vitamins and antioxi ... Read on »
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Holiday Gift Guide by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty If you survived Black Friday and are still in need of some holiday gift ideas for the family or friend who loves beauty products, then I know you’ll find our Holiday Gif ... Read on »
Nail Polish Review: China Glaze Eye Candy by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty The entire Eye Candy collection  If diamonds are a girl’s best friend,  I have a feeling China Glaze’s new set of glitter nail polishes, Eye Candy, will be a very ... Read on »
In The Chair Web Series Premiere with TheSalonGuy by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty On Monday, November 21st I attended the red carpet premier of the reality makeover web series, “In The Chair”. This new docu-series highlights women who have not ha ... Read on »
Makeup Review: Laura Mercier Limited Edition Luxe Colour Portfolio by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Limited Edition Luxe Colour Portfolio Beauty kits are my go-to gift for the holiday season. Since most pallets provide a  compact sampling of the season’s hottest ... Read on »
Candle Review: The SOI Company Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle and Moisturizer by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty The holidays are officially upon us, which for a lot of us means fun, festive holiday get-togethers, one of my absolute favorite things about the holidays.  I definitely ... Read on »
Concealer Lesson by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty by makeup artist and TIA contributor, Kristen Arnett Yellow and light colored concealers don’t cover under eye circles, nor is concealer supposed to go all the way ... Read on »
De-Puff & Beautify in a Single Roll With a Soothing Eye Treatment by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Rough night? Whether you’re stressed with work, school, your relationship, holiday shopping, or just your rude roommate keeping you up all night, not getting enough shut ... Read on »
Winter Hair Care Tips from Lovella and Sebastian at the NYLON VIP Event by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty The salon buzzing with beauty tips On Wednesday, November 16th I headed uptown to the always-fabulous Lovella West Salon in NYC for a VIP event sponsored by NYLON ... Read on »
Deborah Lippmann Waking Up in Vegas by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Back in July while at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure (seriously) of meeting Deborah Lippmann . She took the time one morning to sit down with a ... Read on »
Hair Color Review: John Frieda Precision Foam Colour by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty We’re heading into the colder months, which typically means making the switch from highlighted hair to warmer tones. My natural hair color is dark brown, but typically I l ... Read on »
Hairspray Review: Sojourn Firm Hold Working Spray by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty When it comes to my hair, I pretty much tend to limit the amount of products I introduce it to, sticking mainly to shampoo, conditioners, deep condition treatments and a ... Read on »
Vegan Makeup Review: GlamNatural Hydrating Foundation by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty This past summer, Christine Holmgren and Brittany Norman attended my social media panel at Cosmoprof North America and approached me to tell me about a new cruelty-free, ... Read on »
Is John Frieda Sheer Blonde really better for blondes? by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty by Copley, TIA staff writer As soon as the sun emerges from its half-yearlong hibernation, I instinctively crave lighter hair. Not that I have anything against darke ... Read on »
Get Your Glow On All Year Round With a Gradual Self-Tanner by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty While I wouldn’t say that I’m tanorexic, so to speak, and I never verge on the orange side of way too tan, I have to admit that I do enjoy my summer glow. It makes me lo ... Read on »