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‘For a while, Nchom, had suicidal thoughts. But as she met other burn victims who were worse off, it changed her perspective. “You have to be grateful for what you have, because you never know what someone else may be going through”‘

This is an inspiring  story of a young burn victim a domestic fire accident left with a tremendous amount of scarring at the tender age of 9 in her. This was  stuff straight out of a horror movie, the worst nightmare for a any young girl. A lesson in overcoming setbacks
Nchom, the Maryland, US resident, 20, has turned the incident into a positive experience. The popular YouTube makeup artiste has not let her physical scars  stop her from becoming a force in the beauty and makeup industry! Helping other people fulfill their wishes and living life to the fullest. Although she does not consider herself a makeup artist, her positive attitude and dedication to the craft has helped the healing process and paved the way towards achieving success in helping others, turning regular folks into swans, awe inspiring. She publishes her beauty tips on YouTube under the pseudonym Shalom Blac. Read her story, published in Glamour

When Nchom—who goes by Shalom Blac on YouTube—was nine years old living in Nigeria, an accident involving frying oil at her family’s food store left her with serious burns all over her face, head, and shoulders (she shares the horror of that day in detail on her YouTube channel). Most of her hair was gone, and the tops of her ears fused to her head. But the trauma didn’t end there

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When Nchom—who goes by Shalom Blac on YouTube—was nine years old living in Nigeria, an accident involving frying oil at her family’s food store left her with serious burns all over her face, head, and shoulders (she shares the horror of that day in detail on her YouTube channel). Most of her hair was gone, and the tops of her ears fused to her head. But the trauma didn’t end there
…. thejourney in pics
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Before … after

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After four months in the hospital, she was discharged and began to see life through the eyes of someone who looks different. “People began to stare at me, or look at me in a nasty way,” she recalls. “One of my neighbors, we used to play together, came in my house and when he saw me ran away crying.” She reacted by lashing out at people. An aunt who lived in the United States helped Shalom’s family get visas so she and her baby sister (who was also badly burned) could come here to get reconstructive surgery. Even after, she’s had to live with very noticeable scarring. “I was bullied very badly in
middle school; I always had a scarf and a wig on, so people wouldn’t know I was bald,” she says.

…after
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Fun Neon Makeup Tutorial by Shalom Bla



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For a while, Nchom, now 20 and living in Maryland, had suicidal thoughts. But as she met other burn victims who were worse off, it changed her perspective. “You have to be grateful for what you have, because you never know what someone else may be going through,” she says. Then she discovered makeup around age 13. “I started young, just so I wouldn’t get made fun of at school,” she shared with us via email. Through watching tutorials by gurus like Beatfacehoney, Kandee Johnson, and Irishcel507, she began to perfect a technique and love the artistry. About three years ago, felt confident enough to begin posting videos of her own, and now she’s inspiring others, including those who have scars from burns or acne, to make the most of what they have. In one video, she details exactly how she covers her own scars so expertly. “Of course you cannot make it disappear,” she says—but the difference her makeup makes is incredible.

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While she says she doesn’t consider herself a professional makeup artist, she loves the community she’s discovered through her craft. “I find makeup to be a universal thing that connects us together, letting us express our own style in our own ways,” she tells us. “There are no rules to makeup. And as a burn survivor, it gives me a chance to share my passion with others that may be going through similar things—or better yet, inspire someone to love who they see in the mirror.”

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