Women…Pretty & Powerful

I met up with an old friend yesterday who I hadn’t seen in nearly 2 years and spent the afternoon catching up at her house with her 2 year old boy. She is a freelance make up artist and spends a lot of time teaching make up in different countries, so as you can imagine, life for her is quite hectic. Yesterday was just one of those days. Her internet had broken, her email was playing up, she needed to cook lunch and dinner, dash out to the post office and supermarket, feed and entertain the little man (and me), order some new business stationery, book flight tickets, answer important phone calls….the list goes on.

What impressed me was how she dealt with all of this. Smile on her face, engaging me in conversation and easily multi tasking the whole show. I was amazed and I thought ‘Damn! She is such an inspirational woman.’ Showing effortless grace and confidence in all situations, big or small. She made it all look so easy and it just struck me that women are pretty powerful, amazing and beautiful beings.

Anyway the afternoon went on and I came across a notebook with the above cover. I sneakily took a picture (while she was one the phone) of it because I just loved all the words and the images they conjoured up in my mind. Later when I got home, I was browsing on the internet and I came across Bobbi Brown’s latest Pretty Powerful campaign that launched not too long ago and I was inspired all over again about the power of women. The campaign was to celebrate the beauty of ordinary women with or without make up and what makes them feel pretty and powerful at the same time.

I really love the transformation that make up can bring. The confidence, the boost and extra pep it can give. I love how make up is to enhance and not mask and I admire Bobbi’s philosphy and approach. So today, I just want to say that every woman is PRETTY POWERFUL, from the minute we wake up and it’s something we must never forget, even when we’ve put our slap on. I’ll leave you mull over Bobbi’s words.


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