FAQs

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BLOG NAME?
I chose my three most favorite things in the world - cupcakes, high heels and my attention to detail - and found synonyms that (I thought) were easy to remember. Thus, Sugar Stilettos Style was born. After realizing most people don't know how to spell stilettos, I decided to re-brand everything in 2017 to my maiden government name, Shaina Glenn. 

WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE TO TAKE YOUR PICS?
My cell phone (Galaxy Note 4) and the Canon T5i.

WHO TAKES YOUR PICS?
Mostly me (It's amazing what you can do with a tripod and a remote), but my husband and sister have helped out in the past.

HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR BANNER & EDIT YOUR PICS?
I use Gimp, which is a free version of Photoshop.

WHO DESIGNED YOUR BLOG?
This blog has changed a lot over the years and each time it did I created it. The current template was designed by Sora Templates, but all of the little personal touches were done by yours truly.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING ALL OF THIS?
I started the blog in December 2010 (the archives begin in August 2012 because the blog was complete wiped during a transfer *sad face*), and my YouTube channel in August 2011. 

IS THIS YOUR FULL-TIME JOB?
No. I'm a stay-at-home wife and mama now, but this is a great source of passive income for me.

HOW DO YOU EDIT YOUR VIDEOS?
I started off using windows movie maker. In 2013, I switched to Sony Vegas and still use it to this day. 

WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE TO RECORD YOUR VIDEOS?
I use several. I'm a bit of a camera hoarder because I love photography, so don't judge me. I started with a point-and-shoot Canon SX130 in 2010.  In 2012, I upgraded to the JVC and my cell phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note II. In December 2014, I was upgraded to the Canon T5i and March 2016, was forced to switch to the Galaxy Note 4 via insurance. I am currently still use all of the above, including the cell phone I refuse to upgrade.

WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR BLOG & CHANNEL?
I'm a pretty random, creative person and often do things on a whim (especially anything beauty and DIY related), plus I'm pretty forgetful. Somehow, I figured out I could record and document all of my 'secrets' to share or refer back to in 2010, and the rest is history. 
Also, earlier I told you the meaning of LifeIsMyRunway and that story factors into the launch of this site. Since I couldn't be mainstream, and fashion blogs were really just getting started, I decided to really make life my runway while I showcased all of my other favorite hobbies like cooking, creating, working out, discovering new products, and whatever else I think of to turn into a video or blog post.

I'M THINKING OF STARTING A CHANNEL. WHERE SHOULD I START?
That's great, CONGRATS! You should totally go for it. I'm not an expert, but since this is such a popular question, I made a video including a few of my suggestions.

HOW DID YOU GET SO MANY FOLLOWERS?
I'm honestly still trying to figure that out myself. I'm not very good at self promotion and I literally just figured out how to use the Twitter (yes, I call it the Twitter in real life) this year. I'm getting better at it, but I really can't even begin to tell you the science behind it. Since I really don't know, I'm just going to say it's my charming personality.

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU?
Texas

I LOVE YOUR HAIR! HOW DID YOU GET IT LIKE THAT?
Thanks! I've been natural since May 2010. You can get more info by clicking HERE.

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