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How uoGLOW Was Born

About Us

uoGLOW is a club that emphasizes using make-up and skincare practices as a method to empower uOttawa women, increasing their self-esteem and confidence. Make-up often carries several stigmas and negative connotations in society, so the goal of uoGLOW is to help dissolve those and reclaim make-up as a creative tool of self-expression and self-love. uoGLOW is founded by an ethnically diverse team whose goal is to also work on breaking society’s “ideal” of what constitutes “beauty” and to be inclusive to individuals of all ethnicities. 

uoGLOW also has a philanthropic aspect which aims to support women’s shelters in Ottawa by fundraising and through connections with make-up and skincare companies which would provide in-kind donations and support. Most women arrive at a shelter with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Therefore, in order for women’s shelters in Ottawa to support these women, they rely on community support and donations. In a time like now where the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for many, shelters have been overwhelmed with women and children seeking safety from gender-based violence. This is a critical time to support shelters in providing women with resources to feel empowered. 

It is now especially important to be reminded of ways we can help fellow women who are struggling to get by, without simple necessities such as hygienic products, or enough money to feed themselves and their children. Donate today by clicking the "Donate Now" button on our website, your community thanks you for your generosity.

 
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Meet the Co-Prezes

Get to Know Us

 
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Alexa Cheng

Co-Prez

Nice to meet you! My name is Alexa and I'm the Co-Prez of uoGlow. I started this club because I am passionate about makeup and skincare. I also strongly believe in giving back to the community, and supporting women's shelters is a great way to do so. I have so many beauty faves! My makeup staples include the Estee Lauder double wear foundation and the Huda Beauty easy bake powder. My skincare stapes include the Fresh soy cleanser and the Ordinary niacinamide serum. I look forward to hearing about all your faves and hopefully learning even more about makeup and skincare!

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Nadine Cheffi

Co-Prez

Hello! My name is Nadine and I’m the Co-Prez of uoGlow. I started this club because I think of makeup as a method of stress relief, and something that makes me feel more confident and lets me explore my artistic side. It means a lot to me that we can create a platform that empowers women, especially in this day and age. We also have a philanthropic aspect, as we will be hosting fundraisers to support women’s shelters in Ottawa. In my free time, I love playing music and watching K-Dramas. My favourite makeup product is the MAC Melba soft coral-peach powder blush. 
My favourite skin-care product is the Jeju volcanic lava pore cleansing foam from The Face Shop.

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Meet the Team

Get to Know Us

 
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Angelica Forde

VP Social Media

Hi! My name name is Angelica and I’m a third year Health Sciences student minoring in Management. Currently, my favourite product is the Laneige Lip Glowy Balm. My skin care staple is the Cetaphil Facial Moisturizer with SPF15. Can’t wait to meet you all!

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Jessica Cheng

VP Philanthropy

Hey everyone! I’m a third year Health Sciences student here at uOttawa. Just like many of you, I have a passion for makeup and skincare. Some of my favourite makeup brands include Hourglass and Too Faced Cosmetics. My current favourite skincare line is The Ordinary. I can’t wait to meet you all!

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Vanessa Morin

VP Marketing

Hey girls! I’m Vanessa and I’m in my second year in health sciences at uottawa. My go to makeup products are definitely blush and bronzer as I love a cute dewy look. I’ve been obsessed with skin care ever since I can remember; I currently use cetaphil products as they are great for sensitive skin!