AYDAH Foundation

Advancing Health and Improving Youth self development

African Youth Development and Health Foundation,

a non-profit group, organized to

Establish, Prevent and Maintain a comprehensive and efficient healthcare delivery to the youth and underserved communities

Provide opportunities and inspire the Youth through Education, Employment and Empowerment 

Everybody Loves Lucy

Aside from being America’s favorite red-headed screwball comedienne Lucille Ball also stands as a timeless beauty and a true inspiration. I grew up watching her get into all sorts of wacky scenarios on the famed classic sitcom I Love Lucy, and it still finds its way onto my television just about every morning. I always admired Lucille for her lack of inhibition as well as her grace and class, not to mention her beauty.

She had such a fabulous style, to which I think the biggest contribution was her confidence. She wasn’t dictated to by trends, she simply made her own. She created a style uniquely molded to her own personal taste and people surely responded to it. She was proof that the most important thing you can be is yourself.

Something I’ve recently noticed as I’ve watched classic reruns of I Love Lucy is her make-up. I’m positively fascinated by her make-up. The skinny, high-arched brows, the full and pouty lips; these were things my eight-year-old self couldn’t see for all the comedic glory. It’s almost as if I’m rediscovering the show now as each new scene brings even more fabulous make-up. Every day I think, “Oh, I want to try that!” But that’s Lucy. After all these years, she’s finding new ways to inspire me!

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

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