Welcome to Shadow and Gloss, a life & style blog featuring beauty, fashion, food, travel, and much more! We started Shadow and Gloss back in 2014 as two best friends with no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We quickly turned our passion for all things beauty into our online space where we share our thoughts, tips, and tricks for living a happy, healthy and beautiful life.

About Shadow: 
Hey, I’m Jordan! I’m a high-schooler, makeup and travel lover. For as long as I can remember, I have loved testing out new makeup and skincare products. Starting Shadow and Gloss has helped transform my love for beauty products into a love for helping others feel beautiful in their own skin. The feeling of making someone else feel beautiful is something I will never get tired of. In this day and age, it is so difficult for women, especially teenagers, to feel confident and happy in their own skin. I believe that if applying some concealer and mascara, trying a new DIY mask, or having a pamper night helps women feel beautiful, I have successfully inspired another human. Since my passion for beauty has grown through Shadow and Gloss, I hope to someday have my own cosmetic line!

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Salted Caramel
Perfect Day: Spending a day walking around NYC.
Favorite Emoji: Cat laughing emoji! I think all the cat emojis are super underrated.
Favorite TV show: Friends, How I Met Your Mother or The Office
Favorite meal: Risotto alla milanese with steamed and fried artichokes. Artichokes are my favorite food ever.
Favorite Dessert: Tiramisu
Role model: My mom, the most amazing woman I know
Guilty Pleasure: Watching Friends
Dream Destination: Bora Bora.

About Gloss:
Hey, I’m Samantha! I’m a high schooler, dancer, self-proclaimed Tv addict, and a serious foodie. I have loved fashion and beauty for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always the girl dressing up my dolls, giving my friends and family “makeovers”, and putting on fashion shows. Starting Shadow and Gloss has been my way of sharing my love of beauty and fashion with the world. I’m pretty much your typical teen - I take on way too much and get way too stressed out - but blogging has definitely been my way of escaping all that and spending time doing the things I love. I don’t want to sound repetitive, but everything Jordan said is absolutely true - if I can post on this blog and inspire even just one person, that would be enough to make me happy forever.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone 
Perfect Day: Waking up early to get a workout in, having brunch with friends, baking cookies, and then just lounging around watching TV.  
Favorite Emoji: Unicorn (there is no situation where this isn’t an appropriate response)  
Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy or The Good Wife or The 100 or How to Get Away With Murder or…. (Can you tell I love tv?) 
Favorite Meal: Pappardelle bolognese with a side of freshly baked bread and a garden salad. 
Favorite Dessert: LOADED ice cream sundae (preferably with a warm chocolate chip cookie or brownie) 
Role Model: My mom 
Guilty Pleasure: Eating raw cookie dough
Dream Destination: Iceland

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