Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MEET The B.E.A.T. Down Challengers

The B.E.A.T Down Challenge was a fun & innovative way to engage Professional Makeup Artists as ‪#‎BeautyLeaders who promote ‪#‎Beauty‬,‪#‎Empowerment‬ ‪#‎Advocacy and #Togetherness‬ within their personal networks. With the belief that #Beauty can ‪#‎Empower‬‪#‎Liberate‬, and ‪#‎Inspire‬, each ‪#‎Challenger‬ hosted her own #Awareness Activity and has been judged on Creativity, Impact & extent of Awareness. 

Photo Credit: DrAjao.com

Meet B.E.A.T. Down Challenge WINNER
That Makeup Chica NIA
Ayana Von Hendricks

Ayana Von Hendricks was deliberate when she approached The Omolewa/B.E.A.T. Down Vendor table at the Curves Rock Fashion Weekend ‪#‎CurvesRock2015‬ event in August. From the start, we could tell that her ‪#‎WordisGolden‬, and when she said she would take on the Challenge, she really meant it! Truly a Passionate & Hard working Pro Makeup Artist who works well with a Team, Ayana has encouraged us greatly by her big heart, ‪#‎backscene‬ servitude and her many professional roles ‪#‎BeautyAndBOSS‬
Photo Credit: DrAjao.com

Ayana shares: "My Beauty Goal is to let all women know that they are beautiful on the inside first and on the outside next, with the ‪#‎Bonus‬ of a little bit of makeup".
Ayana's "Little Bit of Makeup" plus the Raffles and Goodies at her Advocacy Event!

Ayana advocates for Domestic Violence because the topic hits home for her. She knows that the impact of ‪#‎IPV‬ can feel like "a piece of ones inner soul is being taken away" and she knows the challenge in finding comfort and balance.
Ayana Giving Back to the Women at House of Ruth. Catch her #Flawless look! #BeautyOnPurpose!
Photo Credit: DrAjao.com

Ayana better known as ‪#‎ThatMakeupChicaNia‬ took on not only the rules & guidelines of this Challenge, but the essence of the whole purpose behind this initiative. Ayana merged her Challenge with an amazing Dance Open House with her family's Non-Profit African Dance Company, Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company. While she did makeup in the background, an amazing, full team of men and women from all walks of life, ages and ethnicities danced & played African instruments with such high power and energy that any inkling of stress or sadness was driven away immediately!!! She devised her own raffle and obtained her own sponsors to raise funds for this ‪#‎Powerful‬ and ‪#‎Uplifting‬ Non-profit while ‪#‎Advocating‬ & raising ‪#‎Awareness‬ regarding Domestic Violence. Finally, she provided a platform to share with over 40 people within her network about why we do what we do!

Ayana uses the Art of Makeup to empower others & enhance the natural beauty we already hold. And THAT beauty shined forth in the sweat, the moves, the smiles, the liberation & the outlet of ‪#‎DANCE‬. This Beauty-Empowerment Event went beyond anything we had ever seen and wins for its Creativity, its Impact and for the extent by which it has raised Awareness to others.
Photo Credit: The Photo Chase

Ayana's Dedication as we serve others, and her use of Innovation leads us to announce her as the WINNER of The B.E.A.T. Down Challenge!!!! Congratulations!
Ayana receives Pro Training from 2 Celebrity Makeup Artists and custom logo design, courtesy of DrAjao.com! 

Photo Credit: DrAjao.com

Meet B.E.A.T. Down Challenger, Crystal Drake!

Crystal is focused on "Bringing Inward Beauty OUTWARD." And that is exactly what she has done! Crystal has been present and accounted for from the very beginning of this Initiative and her commitment to the cause has been daunting! She has been so consistent that she was the best candidate for our Health & Beauty Consultant role and Lead of The‪#‎AdvocateMUA‬ Initiative!

For her challenge, Crystal invited close friends over for an afternoon of Makeup & Photos. On the premise of "When you look good, you feel good--and you ‪#‎Flaunt‬ it!", her event used ‪#‎ThePowerOfBeauty‬ to bring out‪#‎smiles‬ & ‪#‎laughter‬ on what would have been just another ordinary day! In addition, over the course of the year, Crystal has represented us at several community events including a Sexual Violence Symposium, the Safe at the Salon Training in Baby Basics Baltimore, and of course ALL of our Outreaches to date!

Photo Credit: K Moon Studios
Crystal, thank you for all of your hard work and commitment. We appreciate you!

Photo Credit: The Photo Chase

Meet B.E.A.T. Down Challenger, Jovandra Sanderlin!

We met Jovandra when she voluntarily offered to observe at our Collaborative Event with @iconicdreamsentertainment in May 2014. We found ourselves in a bind with a cancellation from an MUA, so Jovandra jumped right in and started doing makeup! Since then, she has served with us numerous times, including at ‪#‎TUM2014‬, at our @DrAjao.com Game Nite Event, and with our Outreaches to the Women's Coalition & House of Ruth. 

Jovandra describes herself as "Professional, Stylish and an Enhancer of Beauty" and we wholeheartedly agree! She linked her Challenge to a Makeup Seminar that she hosted for her Brand, Couture Visage Makeup Artistry and provided one-on-one makeup instruction to an intimate gathering of young ladies at a cozy Spa in Baltimore. 

‪#‎ConfidentBeauty‬ = Confident & Empowered Women---that's what we call #BeautyOnPurpose! Thank you, Jovandra, for making a difference with us!

Congratulations to All Challengers who all received a Seat at The Omolewa Cosmetics Master Class held in August 2015. This class included Hands-on instruction  by CEO Irene Dele-Adejumo & an array of  new cosmetics to add to their Professional Kits! Photo Credit: DrAjao.com

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Advocacy Ribbon Omolewa Promotion!

Looking for a simple way to help make an #IMPACT with us?

In Support of The B.E.A.T Down Call-to-Action, Omolewa Cosmetics offers her Opaque Lip Creams at the Promotional Price of $11.99 with a donation towards an Advocacy Ribbon! 
Talk about Beauty On Purpose!!!! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Hush Baby Not Mama Advocacy Campaign

Beauty Empowerment, led by tiaMUA (Taiwo I Ajao, Certified Makeup Artist)
On Behalf of #ModelAdvocates & #AdvocateMUAs

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Due to the Threat of Inclement Weather announced in Baltimore, Maryland earlier this week, the Event scheduled for TODAY October 3, 2015 has been cancelled as a precautionary measure. However, this allows us to focus on Domestic Violence Awareness Month & embark upon an exciting ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA ADVOCACY BLAST scheduled to occur on SUNDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 5th after 8PM.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

THE B.E.A.T. DOWN: Beauty, Empowerment, & Advocacy TOGETHER!

We are so excited to announce THE B.E.A.T. Down: a Powerful collision of professional prowess, crafted to bring Beauty, Empowerment and Advocacy to this community TOGETHER! 

Omolewa Cosmetics and Together Inspiration Acts Inc.'s ModelAdvocateAdvocateMUA Projects have started the Partnership Train to plan this unique Advocacy Fashion Event! But we need your help! 
By Event Supporter Brandi Carrington of Beautiful Genesis
To oppose the pain that many feel all year long, we want to team up with YOU throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month to appreciate all things beautiful while embracing such beauty in light of the ugly impact of violence. 

An innovative Cosmetic line that caters to all women everywhere, Omolewa Makeup challenges Advocates to put fashion-forward and enhance beauty with her high-performance products. 

Born from the premise that we each have a role to play in making an impact in our community, Non-profit Together Inspiration Acts Inc encourages us all to ACT, and to accomplish this TOGETHER. We challenge you to join us in putting action to our words as we SPEAK OUT with Campaign Activities all month and BEYOND!!!

Research has shown that Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence have a devastating impact on not only women, but those who are pregnant, and on the children they bear. It is also true that when a woman is bound by depression, she may not seek a way out. THE B.E.A.T. DOWN will promote the health, safety and well-being of our women and children by making a public statement this October.

The CALL-TO-ACTION has begun with The #HushBabyNotMama #HBNM Social Media & Advocacy Campaign, several Community Engagement Efforts and exciting opportunities to engage with women as we bring to light the Issues

Speak Out from the crowd thanks to hand-crafted jewelry by Event Supporter Running with Scissors!
We invite you to join us to raise awareness on the dark truths of violence and the mentalities that limit us in our community; to offer true hope to those within this struggle.
Let's SPEAK OUT Together!

Our very first ModelAdvocates!
Call/Text (443) 384-7443 or email info@tiacts.org for More Information

Sunday, August 16, 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS!!!!! Join our B.E.A.T. Down Supporters at an Advocacy Event or a Makeup Training!

WITH FILM & Media Expert 

Silver Spring, MD
Email tiacts@gmail.com to reserve a seat

Fall Into The BEAT
Saturday October 10, 2015 10AM-3PM
Achieving a Flawless Face 101
Hands-On Beauty Workshop


Master Your Make Up Like A Pro
Live Demo & Hands-on class w. Omolewa Cosmetics
Saturday, August 8th
Silver Spring, Maryland

An Advocacy Makeup & Picture Party 
w/ Crystal!!
Saturday, August 15
Owings Mills, Maryland

Makeup Seminar
Saturday, August 22 1:00-4:00pm

Fashion Spa House
6077 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21214

African Dance Open House

African Marketplace!