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Keziah Connections 2016 February & March

Fancy flower cocktail with the Iman Cosmetics goodie bags
Fancy flower cocktail with the Iman Cosmetics goodie bags

Continuing from my previous post

February 2016  – Angie Greaves and Iman Cosmetics

Natalie Clue founder of Keziah Connections
Natalie Clue founder of Keziah Connections

The first Keziah Connections of 2016 began with a bang. Not only did we have the pleasure of the company of Angie Greaves, we also received goodies from Iman Cosmetics.  I hadn’t tried Iman before then so that was a real treat for me.

Angie gave an inspiring talk, some grounded in teachings from the Bible. I even noted some of here gems:

“Your hair is your beauty”. I heard that a lot when I was growing up. If you wear a wig, it’s how you wear your wig. In that time, the wig is your hair and that’s that!

“Beauty comes from within”. I couldn’t agree more. Ugly on the inside will show on the outside.

“Creativity trumps competition”.  This was interesting. I wonder what I can do to put this into practice.

“Let your creativity shine”.  Oh yes, this is a good one. I’m working on it!

“Don’t let age stop you doing anything”.  Well, that’s told me. No more talk of being old!

“Take inspiration from the younger generation”.  I think I do this already. It’s good to respect all, not matter their age.

“Be your own kind of beauty.”  I understand this now and put this into practice but if you told me this in my 20s, I would have ignored it!

“Never say you can’t do it”. Oh. This makes sense but it is so easy to give up and say can’t instead of can. I’m working on this too.

Do any of these resonate with you?

The one and only Angie Greaves
The one and only Angie Greaves

Here’s what was in my goodie bag so I could colour-match my foundation and concealer. I also received a golden toned lipgloss (Copper Tone) and lipstick – obviously I was over the moon!

Iman foundation samples
Iman foundation samples
Iman concealer samples
Iman concealer samples
Iman stick foundation samples
Iman stick foundation samples
Iman lipstick and lipgloss
Iman lipstick and lipgloss

March 2016 – Colour Riot Nails

Colour Riot Nails
Colour Riot Nails

I almost didn’t make into this one thanks to an emergency but I’m glad I did go. It was a smaller group than previously so it was   As well as having some great conversations with some new people, we learned how Tinu Bello set up Colour Riot Nails. Colour Riot Nails is nail studio without a shop front to add to the exclusive feel inspired by nail studios in Japan. I like the idea of getting my nails done in a studio as I prefer to have some privacy.  I don’t like people staring at me through the window of a salon!

Dior nail polish
Dior nail polish
One of the Dior nail polishes I was thinking about for my mini manicure
One of the Dior nail polishes I was thinking about for my mini manicure
Manicure in progress
Manicure in progress

Before the studio was opened, Tinu had built her reputation and honed her craft as a manicurist and even had a few celebrity clients.  She also goes to Fashion Weeks around the world. Tinu  told us how running a business impacted on her family life as she is a mother.  In a nutshell, it’s extremely hard work but she has a supportive family to help keep her sane! A support system is very important.

Nat Clue and Tinu Bello
Nat Clue and Tinu Bello

At each Keziah Connections attendees are entered into a prize draw to win some goodies. This month I won! I received lots of Butter London Nail polishes (which I haven’t tried before) and lots of press-nails which I always need (in my mind it’s a need anyway)!  I was a very happy Tasha, especially after the terrible day I had.

A selection of goodies from the prize I won!
A selection of goodies from the prize I won!

I’ll do a separate post on the April Keziah Connections because it focused on something new to my blog – fragrance.

My coral Colour Riot Nails mini manicure.
My coral Colour Riot Nails mini manicure.
Everyone received a bottle of Butter London nail polish and a Butter London nail file
Everyone received a bottle of Butter London nail polish and a Butter London nail file
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