My name is Carissa and I am the owner of and blogger at Shelbi Chic. I am 21 years old and I live in Melbourne, Australia.


The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colours, clothing, makeup all express something.
Gene Simmons

Beauty, particularly cosmetics, is something that I have grown to adore in the last few years. In fact, I have become addicted to the concept of being able to slap a bunch of different colours on various areas of my face as a means of self-expression. I hope to help and inspire young women who share the same love and passion for all aspects of beauty as I do through simple makeup tutorials and straightforward product reviews. I don't believe makeup to be a mask or a form of deception - I believe it is a way for women to illustrate who they are as a person, it gives us an opportunity to be creative, and a way of accentuating and highlighting the beautiful features we already have.


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West

I feel I have been neglecting this category quite a bit on my blog but I am determined to change this in 2015. I am very much a closed book in real life and so I feel reluctant to get too personal on the blog and online in general - I need to change this in both worlds! I'm not sure what I'll be posting exactly under this category - I have a couple ideas up my sleeve - but I'm looking forward to you getting to know me a lot better than you currently do and if you have any ideas, I would love it if you would let me know what they are.


Fashion is about what you look like, which translates to what you would like to be like.
Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion and my own individual style is something I have struggled with for some time. And it is only in the last two years or so that I have found my clothing identity. Similar to beauty, I believe that fashion is the overt representation of ourselves, and I think you can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress. Clothes should make you feel confident and accentuate your figure. I like to describe my style as smart, classy but comfortable. I aim to influence young women's fashion choices by posting outfits that I wear (stay tuned for more of these in 2015) and providing ideas for their wardrobe.

Inner Beauty

Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.
Kate Angell

While I'm obviously a big advocate of outer beauty, inner beauty is something I feel very strongly about sharing with my readers. You can put all the makeup in the world on your face but if you're ugly on the inside, your physical beauty means nothing. I enjoy writing about topics related to improving ourselves as women, as people, including finding our identity, how we can overcome fears, etc. And if I can help just one person then I will consider that a job well done. 

Other Facts About Me
I'm a Taurus.
My all-time favourite show is Gilmore Girls.
My favourite season is Winter.
I have a Jack Russell named Mia.
I have a PR degree but will soon be studying interior decoration and design.
I love anything vanilla scented.
I can sing and play piano - sometimes at the same time.
Harry Potter is and always will be my favourite book series.
I love cheesecake.
I am attracted to shiny and sparkly objects.