This week a pharmacist and three professional cosmeticians from Shoppers Drug Mart joined the lovely ladies of BOLD and BOLD Jr to teach them about make-up, proper skin care regimens and the benefits that come with healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices.
This workshop started off by reminding the girls of the importance of washing your face every morning and night and applying moisturizers and sunscreen to help keep your face healthy and hydrated. BOLD and BOLD Jr learned about the types of skin such as oily, dry, acne prone and combination skin and methods to help nourish these specific skin types.
The Pharmacist discussed the importance of proper nutrition and informed the girls that proper nutrition lowers the risks of health concerns, provides you with increased energy, and ultimately aids in the growth and healthy development of your body. He also discussed the consequences of smoking and how it can result in addiction, bad breath yellow teeth, wrinkly skin and lung cancer.
During this workshop there was a henna station and a makeup tutorial station where the girls had the chance to get their henna and makeup done anyway they liked. The girls got their eyebrows filled, tried different shades of lipsticks, and learned about contouring and simple makeup tips to complete an everyday natural look. Of course, there was something to do for everyone. Those that did not want to put make-up on, got to choose from an array of henna designs or create their own henna designs of what they would like on their hands. This ranged from flowers, to spirals, to the OVO owl.
This workshop allowed BOLD and BOLD Jr the opportunity to enhance self-esteem, practise positive mental health, and support and embrace their own insecurities.
The Shoppers Drug Mart Team also brought in goodie bags that included several free products and samples such as lipsticks, cleansers, moisturizers, eye shadow’s and face wipes to name a few.
“It was interesting to learn about how to care for your face. Getting makeup done for me was a different feeling but I liked… now that I know how to do it properly, I would do it again”
–Lauren Scott, Age 14, BOLD member
“They taught me a lot about my face and what I need to use on it and I am grateful for that experience and I’d love to do it again”
-Emmanuella Oladipo, Age 13, BOLD Jr member
A special thanks to The Shoppers Drug Mart Team for voluntarily giving back to their community and sharing their expertise with the girls of BOLD and BOLD Jr!