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Angelsmile launches Celebrating You campaign to showcase individuality #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
Angelsmile launches Celebrating You campaign to showcase individuality
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In celebration of individuality in beauty, Wambui Kibue, founder of Angelsmile House of Design, recently launched the Celebrating You Angelsmile Bridal campaign. The campaign will feature six diverse, strong and beautiful women each one embodying the essence of the Angelsmile...
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The beauty in being perfectly imperfect #MakeUpArtist
The beauty in being perfectly imperfect
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In every aspect of society, humans are encouraged to be conscious of their appearance. It is not just in the western culture where great value is placed on beauty but in every culture; Asia, Europe and Africa all have their...
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Storytelling through weaving and color AAKS Akosua Afriyie-Kumi Africa Feature Ghana - The Designers Studio
Storytelling through color and weaving with A A K S
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When you think of A A K S, you think weaving, comfort and bright colors. Here is a ‘weaved bag’ that takes these traditional cultural bags to a higher luxurious level. Making Africa and representing, in a beautiful manner, what this...
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Holiday Fashion Watch December Series - Step into our holiday fashion picks this month #HolidayFashion #tdsvoices
Holiday Fashion Watch December Series – Step into our holiday fashion picks this month #HolidayFashion #tdsvoices
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First of all, thank you to all of you for being with us this year and following the stories and journeys we have shared and discovered. I truly hope that you have been able to learn something, be amazed, and...
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The Journey to Perfection #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
The Journey to Perfection
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Throughout history, our society has been obsessed with the concept of beauty. Different civilizations in history have used various forms of cosmetics and even religious rituals to enhance beauty. In fact, in diverse cultures throughout the centuries, women have put...
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Great television shows for make-up artists to watch #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Great television shows for make-up artists to watch
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[bctt tweet="Being a make-up artist is all about inspiration and constant learning."] Whether as a professional or an amateur, to become a great make-up artist, you have to explore, study other make-up artists and experiment with different styles. If you...
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Black Women Make-up Faux Pas #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Black Women Make-up Faux Pas
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Make-up is not just for professionals, every person who applies makeup on their face, is a make-up artist in their own right. In fact, even if you don't wear make-up due to religious or personal reasons, perhaps at one point...
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Steps towards becoming a professional make-up artist #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Steps towards becoming a professional make-up artist
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For many, being a make-up artist seems like an easy and fun occupation. While, the fun part might be true, there is nothing easy about building yourself up as a go-to make-up artist. One can spend up to ten years...
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A Darwinian theory of beauty: the many layers of beauty #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
A Darwinian theory of beauty: the many layers of beauty
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For a couple of weeks now, we at TDS have been discussing make-up artists and  all things makeup. The makeup world is exciting because it touches on so many industries including fashion, TV, magazines and even theatre. In actuality for...
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Breaking into the makeup industry: Kavengi Kitonga II #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Breaking into the makeup industry: Kavengi Kitonga II
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There are many challenges to face in an industry as small and unexplored as the make-up industry of Kenya. For Kavengi, like most make-up artists in Kenya, money was her first challenge as she was starting out. There are a...
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On being a Dreamer: Kavengi Kitonga #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
On being a Dreamer: Kavengi Kitonga
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A self-taught freelance make-up artist, Kavengi Kitonga is the embodiment of passion and creativity. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Economics, Kavengi decided to try and make money, her first thought was make-up. In her mind, it was the easiest...
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Around the world in 100 Years of Beauty #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Around the world in 100 Years of Beauty
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Truth to be told, there aren’t many documentaries on make-up or make-up artists in general. The few documentaries out there are on fashion and perhaps a few on cosmetics and cosmetic surgery. However, on YouTube, there are tons of make-up...
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Pioneering the local make-up industry: Suzie Wokabi II #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Pioneering the local make-up industry: Suzie Wokabi II
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As one of the most successful make-up artists in Kenya, Suzie's success did not come on a silver platter. To attain status and authority both as a make-up artist and a businesswoman, [bctt tweet="Suzie had to tackle Kenya's make-up industry...
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For the love for beauty and Africa: Suzie Wokabi #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
For the love of beauty and Africa: Suzie Wokabi
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As the founder of Suzie Beauty, Kenya's first make-up brand, Suzie Wokabi is more than just a make-up artist; she is a pioneer of the mak­­e-up industry in Kenya. As her work in the Kenyan make-up industry continues to flourish,...
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