This is Shandean™

I realize this should probably have been my first blog post, but it’s better late than never right? Let me introduce myself. I am Shandean, affectionately called Shan by friends and family members. I love to write, read and share. My website has since evolved into my branding space, featuring pieces for both work and as…

Toddler’s Washday

Siobhan’s hair in its freest state has tight curls. It’s much like my own in terms of being extremely fuzz prone and dry. It didn’t take very long for me to realize the baby hair products weren’t going to work. So I tried a few. I’m still on the market for a good creme moisturizer…

Siobhàn – The Story of Her Name

The one question I can now count on daily is someone asking the pronunciation of my daughter’s name, the origin and the meaning. There’s also the severely funny look we get when we provide her name to someone unfamiliar. Usually, if her name is to be provided for writing, I automatically begin by spelling it,…

3 Things I’ve Noticed Since Starting My Book

I’ve mentioned before, however,  passively that I’m writing a book. Well, it’s true! It’s one of those fanciful somethings I’ve always wanted to do but never given any serious thought to (Much like having a cozy reading nook with a library and a view in my dream house) until last year. I realized there was nothing…

Let’s Talk Career: Why I’m Re-Branding For 2018

The short answer is, when people are looking for a freelancer to provide a service, they want to hire an individual more than they want to hire a service. They want to know the person they are hiring. Their complete personal profile, including but not limited to persona, written and oral communication, integrity, reliability, the…

Skincare: Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads

Aveeno is well known for gentle skincare products. I’ve used a few products from the Positively Radiant line and it suddenly dawned on me that I should do reviews of my favourite products. The Positively Radiant line is AWESOME! The pads come in a well sealed plastic jar. They are well saturated with soapy product, with…

Freelancing: One Year Update

Okay, I’ve officially been at this for a year, and I have to admit, it’s going pretty well. There are a few growing pains but they were expected. It has been a learning curve. I have absorbed a lot, navigated a bit and found what has been working well for me and what has not….

I Won’t Go Natural

Over the past few years, the natural hair movement has dominated quite a bit. I am here for it. As ever, my little country, Jamaica has been pushing boundaries on the international stage regarding what’s acceptable as beautiful hair. I am here for it! A few shining examples are the recent Miss Jamaica Universe, Davina…

International Men’s Day!

#InternationalMensDay It’s my blessing and honor to be loved unconditionally and cared by two of the best men God had to offer. I love you!! #Daddy #Hubby 😍😍😘😘 🙌👬

Becoming Mother: She’s 1!!!

On October 13, 2016, my most precious bundle of joy was born. It feels like just yesterday that I heard the doctor say “Siobhán is out!”. She was so tiny, even her newborn clothes were big. My husband hogged her for the first few weeks. The only thing I would get to do was feed…