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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!

Disclaimer

Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

International Women's Day

Sunday, 8 March 2015

As many of you know, today (March 8th) is International Women's Day. Having been born in Canada, as a girl, I have never had to worry about how I will provide for my family, I have never worried about where a meal is going to come from, or how the women in my life will be able to look after themselves. I consider myself to be incredibly blessed.

My whole life, I have been surrounded by a group of fiercely independent females, who have all worked so incredibly hard for what they have- but they have been blessed as well, to live in a nation where work is available, and women can chase their dreams.

Women in Ghana work to provide for their families by harvesting from the Shea Nut Tree, the nuts from this tree are processed to create Shea Butter, which is very hydrating. The Shea Nut Tree is held in high regard in Ghanian culture, and the women who are involved are as well. In Ghana women have passed on this knowledge for generations, teaching their daughters how to harvest and process a Shea Nut Tree.

The Canadian Hunger Foundation has teamed up with the Canadian Government to raise money for Gifts That Matter, where one $40 donation can provide 2 women with the materials and training they need to join a collective of 30 other women to produce Shea butter. On top of this, the Canadian government is matching donations by a ratio of 18:1, meaning each $40 donation has $760 of impact.

On International Women's Day, and throughout the month of March, we can make a difference in women's lives in Ghana!

If you are interested, click here to check out the Gifts That Matter page from the Canadian Hunger Foundation :)

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At 18 March 2015 at 10:32 , Blogger Augusta Mikkelsen said...

Lovely post! Also your layout are so cute<3

Augusta
http://www.augustamikkelsen.com

 

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