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Inspiring Burn Survivor Shows You The Power of Makeup

“Makeup is not the reason why I am happy. I’m happy because I love myself.”

Dondi Tiples

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A burn survivor from Nigeria had an accident involving frying oil when she was a nine-year-old, and the incident left the once-beautiful child terribly scarred.

Over 50 percent of her head, face and upper torso were affected by the burns, and she withered up a little inside everyday as people stared at her and pointed at her deformity.

Now living in Maryland, Shalom Nchom has learned to cope with her appearance in the most admirable way possible…

She has gone from this:

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Source: Shalom Blac
To this:

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Source: Shalom Nchom

Shalom learned how to love herself again…thanks to makeup!

As a child, Shalom felt she was a living statue, having to live with all the stares and the pointing directed at her scarred countenance.

Young Shalom just after the horrific boiling oil accident…

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Source: Shalom Nchom

As a defense mechanism, she began being rude to people , angrily shouting and cursing at the curious who looked too long at her face or attempted to bully her for her appearance.

What really saved her was makeup.

Channeling her creative energies into cosmetics, Shalom started experimenting on her appearance, and pretty soon she got good enough for people to start taking notice.

Classmates paid her as much as $25 for her to do their makeup. Shalom finally found something that brought her comfort in the face of the horror and pain she remembers from the accident.

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Source: Shalom Nchom

Today, Shalom has amassed a huge following on YouTube and other social media apps, where she has demonstrated how skillfully applied makeup can make any scarred person feel beautiful.

In fact, her videos and how-to’s have inspired a lot of people to follow her example, particularly that of valuing themselves no matter what they look like.

Just like Shalom.

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“Makeup is not the reason why I am happy.” She says in one of her videos.

“I’m happy because I love myself.”

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Source: Shalom Nchom

What an inspiring message from someone who has been to hell and back.

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12 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations Around the World

The wedding is finally over, so where are you off to for your honeymoon vacation? If you still haven’t found the right destination, you’re in luck because we have the best in the list.

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1. Cook Islands

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When doctors told Norma about the large tumor in her uterus and advised her to undergo a series of cancer treatment, she simply refused and said,

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15 Signs You’re Actually Doing Well In Life Even If You Feel You’re Not

Just because not everything is going your way right this instant, doesn’t mean that your life is for the dumps. In fact, you just might be doing way better than you really know.

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When you feel helpless and defeated, remember what Winston Churchill once said, "Success is going from one failure to another without losing enthusiasm." Whenever you're feeling like a failure even when you're definitely not, go back to this article and be reminded why you're actually doing okay:

#1. You've lived and you've learned

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