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A local make-up consultant trading with the Facebook name ‘Beautybylei’ visited our offices to give us a quick demonstration on how to transform the look from morning to evening; using simple make-up tricks.

For the ‘daytime look’ stick to the more natural shades and for the ‘night time look’ pop up the colours and use more highlighters. The model in this case, was our colleague Neo Pilane, who works in the commercial department as the CBET Group, Online Sales Executive.

Here are some of the secret tips from Beautybylei. Kindly note that all products she is referring to are available in local stores.

Create an illusion of fuller brows
Fill in the eyebrows with a brown pencil, not a black pencil, that’s a no, no, no. Then use a concealer below the eyebrow line to highlight the arch of the brow. The concealer should be two shades lighter than your skin colour so it stands out.

Blend, blend and blend
The secret to a flawless face is to blend the concealer with a beauty blender to avoid having the ‘halo’ look. Always use an eye-shadow base to avoid the eye shadow creasing.

Use of colour corrector
If someone has dark circles under the eyes or any dark patches on the face they can use a colour corrector. For dark skins or people of colour, use ‘orange based’ corrector. And for white skins the advice is to use a ‘green based’ corrector.

Face primer
Use a face primer as a base before applying any foundation so that your make-up can last longer.

Contouring
This make-up secret was made super popular by the Kardashian sisters. This is where a darker shade is used, to darken parts of the face in an attempt to scalp it to what you want it to look like. Used well the trick can add extra definition to the cheeks, nose and forehead. Always highlight with a concealer the parts of the face that are more exposed to the sun.

Baking the face
Once the make-up has been applied, you should bake the face so that the make-up does not crease.

Strip lashes
If you are going to add or use any strip lashes to enhance your natural lashes you should add them above the natural eyelash line.  Strip lashes are simple and easy to use and remove. Use the lash curler to define the shape of the lashes.

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Making outstanding art through waste material

Keletso Thobega

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Following one’s vocational calling can be a tall order in a world that still believes that white-collar work is the only way to make a living. No one knows this better than 28-year-old Khumoyame

Addam Ndove, who is a police officer by profession and an artist by vocation. While he is committed to his work as a law enforcer he dedicates most of his free time to making art. Ndove runs a company called Craft-eyed Designs which specialises in upholstery designing, artistic furniture and décor ornaments, mostly made out of waste materials such as empty oil drums, tyres and pallets, among others. The Francistown born and raised lad tells Vibe that his artistic journey started with a passion he had for art and using recycled material to create distinct new pieces.

One day he got an idea to try out a few art works and he went out to collect raw material and got down to work. “I knew I was talented in hand craft but had never explored my potential. I was impressed with what I managed to do. My work was interesting and outstanding. I also received positive feedback from the public and realised that this was something I could do out of passion and to complement my earnings,” he says.

Ndove explains that Art is a way of expressing himself. “I enjoy art because that is how I communicate and share what is in my mind.” He points out that he is also a businessman so selling his craft was not too difficult as he has the acumen. He however notes that the biggest challenge he faces is that a large number of Batswana do not appreciate art and therefore do not recognise the value of his work. Other challenges he faces include lack of operational space and shortage of capital.

He says that shortage of raw materials limits him from unleashing his full creative potential. Ndove currently runs his company alone and juggles it with his day job. He hopes to one day get an investor to bolster his business so that he can employ other people and grow the enterprise. “I would like to get a spacious workshop and showroom, and also hire relevant employees.” But doing what he loves makes him content. “Bringing an idea to life makes me fulfilled. I always feel great when I see my finished products.”

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BOMU awards go on…

Keletso Thobega

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The 10th annual Botswana Musicians Union (BOMU) awards will be held on 26 January 2019 at GICC. Revellers should expect performances from Lister Boleseng, Nono Siile, Perion, Slizer, Matheke Letane and Kwaito Nation among others. Tickets are said to be already on sale through Webtickets.

The awards will also be broadcasts.
Over the past few weeks there has been confusion over whether the awards will go and this week Phemelo ‘Fresh Les’ Lesokwane officially confirmed that it is all systems go. Artists caused a stir this week on social media when they indicated that was confusion and miscommunication around the awards. But Lesokwane insists that there is nothing confusing going on as the interim committee had been planning the awards for a while now, and had even roped in sponsors.

He said that the awards had been organised since last week but they had to change the date due to a few glitches. Lesokwane says that they had opted for the people’s choice approach to awards. “We have given the public the power to decide who they want to vote for under the different categories. What happens is that when you vote you sms the category and name of the artist to 16565. We are then going to tally the votes when voting lines close on 23 January 2019.

We will then cut down the number of entries based on the number of votes. This will make the process easier for our judges, who will listen to the artists’ CDs and give them points.” He further said that having a high number of votes would not automatically mean that an artist makes it. “One might have many votes but with low quality music and we consider that. We are looking at quality
Lesokwane said that when former chairperson Pagson Ntsie was outsed, the awards were still open. “Registration is still on at BOMU office in Kgolagano at Main mall. Those who had registered can check their documentation.”

Last year BOMU was wrecked by infightings following a ruling that Pagson Ntsie is not the legitimate chairperson of the music body. The ruling was passed in August by the Registrar of Societies. The ruling came following investigations regarding adherence to the BOMU Constitution and corruption claims. Accusations of financial mismanagement and poor leadership also cropped up.

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