what: Make-up artist, writer & amateur photographer.
where: Luton, United Kingdom.
why: My blog started in October 2008 as an outlet for my new found love of beauty and to also touch on personal aspects of my life. I'm a professionally trained make-up artist graduating from AOFM in Soho, (I was self learning prior), so maybe I could be called a 'beauty expert'. My life is about showing a lifestyle that some may lead and others don't understand but get a glimpse inside it. Things are beautiful as we see it, not as how others say or feel they should be. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Anything we look at we can see more of a beauty in it, if we choose to do so. Don't limit the brain or the visualisation we are blessed with.
how: Living, writing, inspiring, capturing, speaking from the heart.
sign: Taurus sun, Libra moon, Sagittarius rising.
....A blog needs a lot of dedication and effort but at the end of the day it's about sharing your views.
LaaLaa Monroe, is the editor behind Dolce Vanity. This blog hosts mixed content. Over the years my blog has evolved after winning the 2012 Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards for Best Established Beauty Blog (thank you!) but I felt the blog lost the reason as to why it was voted to win to begin with afterwards. I had to take a step back and remember that this blog is my own space and I want to show more of me to my readers.
Thanks to my blog I've been nominated for the Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards in the Best Established Beauty Blog category in 2011 and in 2012 which I went on to win. Featured in the book Get Rich Blogging. Since then I've also been featured on the Cosmopolitan website, digital magazine and on shelf. Featured in a commercial for Scholl, worked with Very.co.uk. View my press coverage.
...so who am I?
I have 9 furbabies, 8 rabbits and 1 cat being such an animal lover encouraged me to become a vegetarian in 2008. I try my best to be ethical when possible. Everything is hard at the start until you get use to it. Besides my love of beauty and my anatomy, I'm not that stereotypical girlie girl. My style palette consists of black, grey, white and nude pink or how Stephanie (nerd about town) describes my style "it gives her Daria via Kate Moss". I have more shoes stored away than I know what to do with, preferring to live in trainers. Statement bold lips & curly hair. Striving to be the best woman I could be.
I've started to transition into minimalism. This is more than just 'living in an empty space' there's so much more to minimalism that I've since discovered while researching and beginning this path. It's allowed me to get more Zen and reflect on what's important in life. You'll be able to read more on that here as I gradually make the on-going path.
· Likes :- Reading, photography, 2Pac, Marilyn Monroe, JLo, Hip-Hop & Rock, Johnny Cash, interior design, minimalism, skulls, candles, bubble baths, south park, TMNT, animals, Winnie the Pooh, teddies, snakes & lizards, butterflies, Columbo, Sons of Anarchy, tattoos, piercings, heels & trainers, bold brows, music, crime documentaries, faux fur, faux leather, hoop earrings, gold jewellery, SFX make-up, horror, tumblr, pinterest, 90s MTV (Beavis & Butthead, Daria, Celebrity Deathmatch) unicorn friendships.
· Dislikes :- Closed minds.