About the Blog

Why Sheer Empowderment?

I see so many amazing, powerful and beautiful women underestimating and underappreciating themselves. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of seeing ourselves through the unattainable standards of this world. Sheer Empowderment is a platform that focuses on all things beauty but that does so from an empowerment point of view. The aim is to share information, knowledge, inspiration or simply some motivation at times, to encourage girls and women to love who they are – a reminder that you are worthy of self-care and it is 100% your right to celebrate your beauty in any way you choose (from fresh-faced no-makeup days to green eyeshadow, blinding highlight and falsies: You do you).

I share the things that empower me and hope they’ll do the same for you. I focus on makeup and self-care because of countless studies that prove the impact thereof on self-esteem. I encourage self- and mental-health awareness because of my own journey with fibromyalgia (a chronic pain illness) and endometriosis. And finally I share some insights gained through my academic passion for psychology and related topics.

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Vano Photography 

About Me: Yolandé

Meet my crazy, little family below. My two fluffy children (crazy) and hubby (crazier, no really!). When I’m not busy planning which makeup products I should buy next, with the money that I don’t have, I am busy with my Masters degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. The rest of the time I’m overanalysing everything about anything, because, you know, there’s just so much time in a day for that (not! Please brain, take a damn nap). I’m really just an ordinary girl with extra-ordinary hopes and dreams – not only for myself, but also for my fellow humans from Venus (yasss girl, you!)

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Vano Photography