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The Beauty Holder on location… IWPG Women’s Day Event! 🌍 🌙 ❤️

Hey Loves,

A friend recently told me that I have inspired them to pursue a dream that has been silent for a while. I have been told that I am an inspiration before and I never really felt comfortable with such a title. I mean, an inspiration? How Sway? Does anyone have the answers? (If you know, you know). Blessed am I in more ways than one!

My head is often filled with ideas, conversations and dreams. I am inspired by others, people who I know and who I don’t, to do more, do better and love harder. In my back and better post, I spoke of having some time out for me, to find more of me and get on track to being me. Attending this amazingly powerful event delivered by the IWPG (International Women’s Peace Group) ignited a flame through a showcase of stories, dance, interviews and more. It reminded me that inspiration is personal to different people for a multitude of reasons and that it is all around us.

I have one of my best friend’s Tim to thank for inviting me to the event. I admit I was skeptical at first as I had not heard of IWPG until the show and even on the day I wasn’t sure about going as I was unwell and super tired. You see that devil tries to steal your joy and peace at any given opportunity. Not today, it was not going down like that. My other friend’s flaked on me and I was fashionably early (by like 2 hours) but I was meant to be there and empowerment that took place showered me with emotion.

The IWPG is an organisation that is championing world peace. I do not make that statement lightly as it is not some wishy-washy dream, it is a full-time dedication of selfless, hard-working, determined women who WILL achieve global peace. I have been reading up and learning more about what they do. This simple blog does not truly capture the ethos and power of this movement and I would love you to find out more here. Women from every corner of the world along with men, girls and boys are campaigning, petitioning, peacefully working to see peace a reality in this lifetime and always! Not as a one-off thing but as a forever truth for everyone, for those who have only known war, fighting, suffering, mutilation and every unthinkable act that divides us… for EVERYONE!

On March 8th 2017 in London, the #SHECAN cultural showcase hosted by IWPG celebrated women on a day that reminds us that #SHECAN and #WECAN achieve peace! I was touched by the ‘Stories of Santa Marta’ and the interpretive dance of war and divide and the healing hands of peace. The bloggers were awesome because as a blogger myself, I understood much of what they have been through as they try and find their place in a community that has many voices. Unfortunately, we were unable to take pictures or videos but the event was recorded and more will be on their website.

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I began this blog questioning whether I could be called an inspiration when there are people all over the world fighting for a freedom that I have and do not always appreciate. Am I worthy to be called an inspiration? YES, I AM! I do not have to list the reasons that make me an inspiration as, like beauty, it is personal between the person I inspire and myself. I hope to one day do more and inspire more people. Your inspiration will take many forms, it could be in your cheerful disposition in the face of adversity or the way you laugh from your stomach or the in the warmth of your hugs. It could be your business and the work you do or the dreams you are making a reality but you inspire someone and if you didn’t know, you inspire my blogs on levels that are deeper than you know.

Thank you IWPG, I look forward to learning more. Thank you to everyone who took part on the night and all those who I met. Big thank you to Tim, who knew that I needed to be there… Love you, T-Bo!

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Remember being YOU is YOUR POWER! #SHECAN

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please remember to click on the links above to learn more about IWPG!

Besos! 💋

TBH! xoxo

 


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Purple Wings! Makeup of the Night! 💜

Hey Everyone,

A super quick look at last night’s makeup! I wanted to try out my new Sleek Highlighting Palette and decided to rock some of their other products too! The full look is not all Sleek. I will have a review coming up tomorrow on the highlighting  palette so don’t forget to check back for that!

I am a huge fan of using coloured shadows for a smokey look. Not everyday, neutral. Below is this look with a hot pink look and with nude lips! Still growing out my brows too! One of my eyes is more hooded than the other and I tend to stay away from doing winged liner looks. Even with a thin line it sometimes takes away from the look. This is still something simple and hopefully encourages you to be a bit daring with colour!

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💜Product Info💜

Black Opal True Color Foundation in Nutmeg/ Sleek Candy Collection Eye Shadow Palette both purple shades (Parma Violet and Flump) Sleek Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals/ Sleek Lipsticks in Liqueur and Barely There / Inglot Eyeliner Gel in 77 / Ben Nye Luxury powders in Banana and Topaz/ Inglot Freedom Palette -Darker shade HD Sculpting Powder 512 and Blush 124/ Ardell Lashes 106 (not pictured below) Duo Eyelash Adhesive (not pictured below)/ MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Painterly (not pictured below- used as shadow base)/ MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil (not pictured below)/ Rimmel 20 lipstick- hot pink shade (not pictured below)/ no name beauty supply clear gloss not pictured

I love creating custom lip shades and used the two below to get a cute peachy pink look. When you can’t quite get a shade you know you’ll love then try it! Works wonders!

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Flash used to capture above picture so colours may appear darker\ lighter.

Are you a fan of Sleek shadows or any of the products above. What about rocking a coloured look? If you recreate this please tag me! I would love to see your looks!

Coming up next on the blog the Sleek Highlighting Palette review and an Outfit of the Night look!

Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for stopping by!

Besos! 💋

TBH! XOXO