My name is Aileen and I am the Editor and Founder of The Shades Of U Makeup Blog. The Shades Of U was born on January 3, 2007 as a result of my desire to chronicle my experiences and thoughts on beauty products.
I've always loved reading and writing stories ever since I was a little girl growing up in Manila, Philippines. When I was in third grade, I had this little notebook of short stories I had written that I carried around with me everywhere I go. I would read my stories to my parents, friends, cousins, aunts and uncles, and I would later quiz them about the story's plot (and they had to write down all the answers on paper!). I loved writing so much that I wanted to become a journalist.
But it wasn't meant to be. Several years later, I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. I then earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo De Manila School of Law, one of the top law schools in the Philippines. I am a licensed attorney in the Philippines, but I am now living with my husband and little boy in Arizona, USA, and have lived in the United States for almost 11 years.
I currently work in the legal industry, which is very stressful. I de-stress by working on my blog. Blogging allows me to combine two things that I love most, beauty and writing. I get to tap the right side of my brain and let my creative juices flow when I create makeup and nail looks for my blog. I love to review different products, and I have branched out to YouTube where I have my own beauty channel. My blog also has a Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.
The Shades Of U has been around for six years, and I spend most of my spare time blogging and writing reviews, as well as creating makeup and nail polish looks for my readers and viewers.
Interact with me on my social network accounts, or e-mail me at shadesofublogspot (at) yahoo (dot) com.