Make up course for the make up enthusiast and aspiring professional

Do you love the glamour and drama of make up or desire to learn how to create the no- make up look even though you have on make up?

MINK London

About MINK London

Conceived in the summer of 2005 by accomplished makeup artist Funmi Odegbami, MINK has grown into a successful makeup business.

Funmi Odegbami, Founder of MINK London

Having worked and trained with some of the most prestigious names in the world of makeup and beauty, Funmi established herself as a major player in the field. Her impressive portfolio includes work on the catwalk, editorial, TV, music videos, events, celebrities and more. Funmi has developed a unique ability to improve, enhance and alter appearances with a set of clandestine makeup tools and techniques. Her creative sense is phenomenal; her technique is impeccable; and her ability to translate this into easy to follow step by step guides is amazing.

Perhaps you are an aspiring make up artist or a professional who wants to stay on top of your game. No matter where you fit in the spectrum MINK has a course for you in London:

(Be sure to mention the Black Women in Europe Blog should you sign up for a course):

Introduction to Make Up (Part time) 

Beginners Make up course
Beginners course

Advanced Make up course
Advanced course

Ethnic Make up Master class
Ethnic Master class

Introduction to air-brush make up
Intro to air brush

Highlighting and contouring Master class
Highlighting

Portfolio building day

Private make up lesson
Private lesson

(Be sure to mention the Black Women in Europe Blog should you sign up for a course)

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 6 – Afro Meets Europe

Afro Meets Europe

This blog is home of 2 afro sisters living an intercultural life in Germany. Here we share our daily afro-euro experiences and our passion for the arts and culture, fashion, mode, design and everything in between. We love all things afro, ethno, and boho(bohemian) .

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Donna and Lucy are the ladies behind this blog. We are not only best buddies but also sisters-in-law. Living in an interracial marriage does come with it´s challenges. Unfortunately one encounters lots of misunderstanding and even prejudice from “potential” friends. We are very lucky we have each other and we live a very similar lifestyle….. It makes the friendship quite easy-going, relaxed and rewarding. Donna Nakumba Axenkopf was born and grew up in a beautiful little coastal town called Victoria in Cameroon(West Africa). The sea was my first love and I come alive each time we meet. I presently live with my beautiful and loving intercultural family in good old Deutschland(Germany)….. Lucy Katana Straubmueller was born and grew up in Kampala the capital of Uganda (East Africa). Coming from an ecclectic family that seemed eccentric to some… i learnt at an early age to keep an open mind .I presently live with my beautiful & intercultural family in Germany as well.

Visit the Afro Meets Europe blog: http://afromeetseuro.blogspot.com/

Join us at the European Diversity & Inclusion Congress

Join us at the European Diversity & Inclusion Congress 1st -2nd of March 2012 Vienna

Diversity Leadership EU

Overview of congress topics

  • The European approach to managing inclusive diversity
  • Work-life Flexibility: challenges, benefits and opportunities for companies and employees
  • Making Work-life Flexibility an issue for management including CEOs
  • Setting company diversity targets and quotas to drive inclusion in management
  • Tapping into the talents pipeline of women and minorities for inclusive leadership in middle and top management
  • The role of social network dynamics in driving inclusive diversity in Pan-European and global companies today
  • Breaking barriers to engage middle management in talents development and management
  • Interactive exchange: Showcasing current and innovative research findings in D&I
  • Leveraging the science of human networks to achieve business and career success
  • European Diversity Charters: going beyond mere intentions
  • Leveraging corporate accountability, employee engagement and business results
  • Marketing D&I for business results
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    The D&I Congress enjoys a high demand of speaking engagements from extremely high-profile leaders from around the globe.

    Only very few speaking slots are still available! Register Now!

    Speaker online registration:

    http://www.diversityleadership.eu/event/european-diversity-congress/registration/speakers/

    Don´t miss your opportunity to attend this European focused Diversity & Inclusion Congress. To join us please register below.

    Attendee online registration:

    http://www.diversityleadership.eu/event/european-diversity-congress/registration/attendees/

    Participant benefits

  • Groundbreaking D&I trends in research & practice (from well-known global companies & research inst.)
  • High- profile networking opportunities
  • “European Diversity Leadership Honours 2012” Evening Reception
  • Thought-provoking insights & interactive exchange
  • Certificate of participation (further education)
  • Company benefits

  • High quality & cost effective diversity and inclusion training and learning platform for beginners and advanced practitioners
  • Understanding what diversity is
  • Gaining confidence in managing D&I
  • Understanding the challenges & benefits of diversity
  • Acquiring the tools and skills in dealing with diversity
  • Exploring experiences and approaches with peers from other companies/organisations
  • Understanding how not to do it
  • Understanding how to save costs & increase competitiveness
  • Creating your company´s own action plan
  • Improving your company´s communication and image to the outside world
  • Hotels

    We have carefully selected a number of Hotels in order to guarantee Congress participants a pleasant and comfortable stay in Vienna!

    http://www.diversityleadership.eu/event/european-diversity-congress/venuehotels/hotels/

    We look forward to welcoming you to Vienna, the heart of Europe!

    Best regards,

    Beatrice Achaleke
    CEO of Diversity Leadership
    EDIC Conference Manager

    CinemAfricas filmfrukost på Bio Rio in Stockholm

    Söndag 16 oktober

    Cinemafrica

    Efter en lång sommar är vi äntligen tillbaka med höstens första filmfrukost:
    3 x kvinnors berättelser!

    Vi visar tre filmer som alla väcker frågor om identitet och makt, om vår samtid och om hur spåren av kolonisationen lever kvar och fortfarande formar vår syn på varandra och världen. I de tre filmerna får vi möta tre kvinnoöden som alla väcker frågor om vem som tillåts skriva historia och hur.

    Filmfrukosten avslutas med ett samtal med bland annat Zola Maseko på länk från Sydafrika.

    Söndag 16 oktober kl 10.45 -14.00
    på Bio Rio, Hornstullstrand 3, T-bana Hornstull.
    (filmvisningen börjar 11)
    Biljetter 150 kr (3 filmer + frukost)

    The Life and Times of Sara Baartman – Zola Maseko, Sydafrika, 55 min.

    The Life and Times of Sarah Baartman
    The Life and Times of Sarah Baartman

    När 20-åriga Sara Baartman klev på en båt som skulle ta henne från Kapstaden till London år 1810, kunde hon inte ha vetat att hon aldrig skulle se henne hem igen. Inte heller kunde hon att hon skulle bli symbol för rasunderlägsenhet och svart kvinnlig sexualitet för de kommande 100 åren. The Life and Times of Sara Baartman är historien om denna Khoi Khoi kvinna som togs från Sydafrika, och sedan visas upp som ett missfoster, sexobjekt och prostituerad i Storbritannien och Frankrike. Efter hennes död ställdes hennes kropp ut som museiföremål och det var inte förrän 1990 som hennes kvarlevor motvilligt återlämnades till Sydafrika. The Life and Times of Sara Baartman är en skakande och upprörande dokumentärfilm om en historia som vi långt ifrån har gjort upp med.

    Burdening Memories of a Cleaning Lady – Dani Kouyaté. Burkina Faso, 52 min

    Burdening Memories
    Burdening Memories

    Det här är historien om Thérèse Bernis Parise, född 1920 i Guadeloupe. Snart nittio år gammal står hon på en scen i Paris och sjunger om sitt liv. Tillsammans med skådespelaren Claire Denieul, som var barn i ett av de fina hem där Thérèse städade, genomför hon en unik föreställning. Klädd i silverlamé och ackompanjerad av musiker drar hon med oss i sin berättelse om att vara ensam mamma till sex barn, försörja sig genom att städa åt andra och ständigt slåss för sin överlevnad och sin värdighet. Hon är arg och bitter, men berättar ändå sin historia med mycket humor och värme.

    I filmen får vi också en inblick i hur det är att vara svart och samtidigt fransk, att höra till men ändå alltid vara utanför. Dani Kouyatés film är ett starkt porträtt av en modig och mycket uttrycksfull kvinna.

    Nora – Nora Chipaumire, Alla Kovgan, David Hinton, Moçambique/USA, 35 min.

    Nora
    Nora

    Nora Chipaumire dansar och spelar huvudrollen i filmen som kan ses som ett stycke poesi uppfört i dansform. Handlingen bygger på hennes egna upplevelser och barndomsminnen och filmen böljar fram mellan det komiska och djupt tragiska. Nora handlar om en ung flicka som genom sin uppväxt slåss mot förtryck och förminskning, och som sakta uppnår styrka och frigörelse.

    Walking The Spirit Tours is a new Business Level member on the Black Women in Europe Social Network

    Julia Browne and Walking The Spirit Tours have just become Business Level members of our network.

    Walking The Spirit Tours is the most indepth and entertaining series of year-round tours of Black Paris.   They will accompany you through 200 years to relive the challenges and victories experienced by African-Americans and Africans as they recreated a life in the French capital. Visit Walking The Spirit Tours’ Facebook page for more information, and read a first hand account of one of their tours from the Washington Post.

    Get one-on-one help learning French or Spanish: Conquering Babel

    The Kindle (you can read a Kindle book from almost any electronic device – including a PC. See amazon.com/kindleapps for more details) version of Conquering Babel has now been updated to include a code which entitles the owner to 10% off French and Spanish lessons, face to face in Brussels or by Skype anywhere else.

    Feeling lucky? Enter a competition and post your reasons for learning a language and potentially to win a copy of the Conquering Babel.