Forty days fasting & praying. My experience

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Hello and welcome. It’s been a minute since I blogged. I was on a spiritual quest. I was doing a forty days fasting and praying but part of the reason was my last post publish at the wrong time of day which annoyed me for a while.

On to the most important thing. So I did a 40 days fasting and praying with a congregation I used to be part of. I must say I have totally forgotten how difficult this spiritual exercise is in the beginning.

It was more difficult now as I have been eating more frequently now than a few years ago.

The type of fasting

I was having  one meal a day so basically from dinner to dinner. I also had no water. I guess you can call it a dry fast.

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Here we have chicken salad with Nando’s coconut and lemon periperi sauce

In the beginning

The beginning of the fast was difficult. I felt hungry and I wanted food now! But as the days went by I got used to it. And even now I still have to put myself in check before I eat anything because my brain is fixed on the #NoFoodYet period.

Mid point

At this stage I was used to not eating or drinking till about 19:00 to 20:00. I waited till  I got home to make myself something to eat.

What I learnt

I think a week or two I to the fast I stopped posting on social media both private and public account. Let say reduced posting. Partly because I noticed how much time I spent on editing my picture and trying to collect cleverly put together words for my post. I spent more time studying and editing my videos for my YouTube channel. Due to this I have decided to post once in a while rather than every day. I don’t want to be in bondage of having to post all the time.

I also found that I thought clearer and focused better in the beginning of the day but then when the day got older I got tired and a bit drained. I also found myself sleepier when I was at home than when I was at work. You have to keep yourself busy during this time.

Physical benefit

I find that my skin is so smooth and was clearing up. This is because when you don’t eat you internal organs repairs itself and gets rid of toxins. Toxins is what cause acne at times and possibly hormonal imbalance which can lead to acne. I currently have no spot on my face. I have also been doing my turmeric facial on a regular basis which is helping. My nails also grew longer and stronger. I am not taking any vitamins however I have been drink a this water, mint, ginger, lemon, cucumber and ACV mixture after my meals.

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I have a made a video about this which can be found on my YouTube channel. Check out my video on YouTube for more on this.

Thanks for stopping by. And until next time stay safe and stay blessed.

Iryn

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What I wore last sunday

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Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to my blog. As you can see from the title, this is all about the WORD, fashion and beauty. I am going through a bit of shuffling in my mind and may make a few changes; I will leave that for another blogpost.

The word

We are still exploring the book of Titus. God wants the church of today to show forth the love of Christ on the way we relate to each other. We were also reminded that Love has no place for slander. Paul ask the older women to share their wisdom and encourage the young women.

So if you are older in a church be sure to encourage and correct where necessary. It’s a lonely world out there any piece of encourage can go a long way.

Look and outfit

I wore an african print aka Ankara dres.  This dress was made in Ghana and was bought already made. At first sight I didn’t think I would like it, but I have managed pull a two styles out of it one with belt and the other with out.

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This me shamelessly posing and showing off my inner Next Top Model fun pose

The dress is a maternity dress top belted it with a skinny belt from some other H&M corporate skirt or dress. And oh the shoes are from NewLook.

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I used my M. A. C studio fix foundation in NW55 and their conceal or cover up in NW45. For eye shadow I used MUA eye shadow in midnight blue and one of MAC dazzle eye shadow in get phisical and BarryMs meteor storm in the corner of my eyes.

For my lips I used BarryMs lip pencil in plum and Revlon’s lipstick in Mink. I basically just mixed the two.

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I should really start doing makeup videos not tutorials but just a how I got my look video on you tube.

Until next time, it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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What I wore last sunday

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This is another post on what I wore last sunday but first let get to the word.

The word

The preaching was based on the importance of godly leadership in every church. The scripture was taken from Titus and it basically show how some leaders in the church can be full of themselves and seeking praise and honour rather the praise and honour to and for Christ. So then the question is How seriously do we take the Lord Jesus Christ and the work of salvation He has accomplished? . A question I need to ponder upon everyday.

The look

I have come to realise that some bright eyeshadow don’t suit me well unless I am not applying it well. I will keep trying bright colours though and maybe pairing it properly with my lipstick could work too. For my foundation I used fenty beauty in 460, M.A.C skin finish in dark deep powder, I also used the cover up concealer in NW45 and set my under eye with Ben nye in Topaz. For my lips I am wearing Gosh Cosmetics The Red and for eyeshadow I used M. A. C carbon and one of the grey-like shade in BarryM’s Meteor Storm

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I wore a new look midi dress and silver shoes from Miss Selfridge. That’s just about it. I wore those earring about a little over a year ago when I was bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding. The church that I go to is low key so the shoes, earrings and hair piece was for exhibition purposes. I usually wear stud earrings but they have all gone down the drain and I have none at the moment.

 

This is it from me today u till next time it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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Food Diary: A week in review.

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Hello and welcome. It has been a while since I made a post about my meal for the week. I have been exploring and trying many things indeed.

Here are a few of what I have had in the past weeks:

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What you see here is quiche and salad

 

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My first time trying tuna salad

 

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I was meant to have wholemeal Fajita wrap however the sauce went off so I had to improvise

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Here we have lamb burger, chips and

 

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This is one of my favourite dishes. I made this sweet potatoes mash with mixed veggies and lamb. I have tries this with hollandaise sauce. But I like this combination better

 

I will be posting a video on the preparation of the lamb and sweet potatoes dish in my YouTube channel soon.

 

Until next time, enjoy your healthy meals.

What I wore last sunday

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Hello and welcome. I am coming to you again with what I wore last sunday. But first the word.

The word

The opening statement was “whosoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be save” God promised His elect “those who have come to faith in Christ” that they will have eternal life. Some kind of deliverance was promised. Deliverance from death.

God did this through His son Jesus. God determined that the elect will be saved through the work of His son Jesus Christ. By elect I mean whosoever which applies to I, you, her, him, them and they.

The look

I wore a combination of green and black and tried to have the same with my makeup. The eye shadow I used are MAC  cosmetic, MUA and L’Oréal treuematch foundation in dark coffee. I concealed with Mac and L A pro, on my lips is revlon pink pout together with BarryM lip liner in plum. I delive I have covered everything.

 

The ensemble 

I wore a skirt and open shoe I got from asos some years back, black blouse from primark. I’m not too big on jewelry but on Sunday I wore a piece of necklace I got from Marks & Spencers.

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That’s all for today. Until next time have a bled week!

 

Iryn

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What I wore last sunday

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This is a bit late. As you can see I have changed the name. From now on it will be what I wore last sunday.

The word

Faith in God applies not only to dramatic events in life it applies also to the ordinary everyday life and all circumstances.

Belief in God is an obligation to all nations. Jonah was addressing a nation and God was speaking to a nation through Jonah.

Belief in God in what He is saying. He spoke through Jesus Christ His son concerning His promises for us. So then it is up to you if you want to believe and accept His promise of eternal life.

The look

I used my loreal true match in dark coffee and gosh cosmetics the red lip liquid. I had braids in my hair for a very long time so I took them out, treated it and straightened it.

 

The dress I wore is from Dorothy Perking Voulez vous range and the shoe and tiny purse is from asos. I made a video of this which can be found on my YouTube channel. I enjoyed putting this look together and I was glad the dress finally fit as when I first got it, it didn’t fit me well. It’s not too much yet it’s too much.

 

So this is it. Thanks for stopping by.

Iryn

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All dressed and ready for church

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Hello and welcome to my blog. As always without fail I am coming to you all with all dressed up an ready for church.

The word

The word went something like this: Faith is the heart beat of Christianity. Without faith we cannot live the Christian life and without it we cannot please God.

The woman with the issue of blood had a Determined, directed and actioned faith. Mark 5:25

Her faith was challenged by circumstances and by her illness. Her faith gave her sense of hopefulness. Hope and faith and closely linked. The woman with the issue of blood had frequent disappointments but was still hopeful. In conclusion without faith its impossible to please God. 

The look

I wore a long body con turtle neck dress I bought from asos a year ago I believe and as always this did not fit well then and an asos open toe heels.

Makeup

I am still exploring with BarryM Meteor Storm pallette. I used the palette to create this look. I used to have those 88 shade eye shadow palette from Ebay but for some reason I cannot find it so I glad i had the palette. The lip colour is elf Ruby red lipstick, I am convinced there’s sugar in this lips stick because it taste sweet.

That’s it for this post. Until next time it’s bye from me.

 

Iryn

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All dressed up and ready for church

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Another Sunday and thankful for God mercy and grace.

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Hello it’s me again

I must say I do love the weekend: time to rest and refresh my mind for the week ahead.

So Sundays sermon was taken from Romans 8:1-8 which is Justification of those who believe in God through Christ Jesus.

Those who believe in God through Christ Jesus have been declared to be not guilty based on what Christ has done for us on the cross. The price has been paid by His Son Jesus Christ. We have received an assurance we are His children. We will share on Christs glory as a result the Spirit intercede for us. Glory to God.

The look

So I tried to do a green and black eye shadow. For my lips I am wearing BarryM lip liner in plum and L’Oréal’s lip infallible ‘The Bigger The Better’. For my foundation, I mixed L’Oréal’s Deep cool and Lancome’s new foundation in shade 16 so Y because I couldn’t find  my L’Oréal truematch in dark coffee.  The eye shadow I used is MUA cosmetics, bare minerals mascara and gel eye liner.

The outfit

I wore a green and black dress given to me by my mother. The dress is from Oasis and I must say it fits better now that I have a few pounds on.

 

That’s all for today. Until next time stay blessed and have a fruitful wheel.

Iryn

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Breakfast at Iryn’s

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Hello and welcome. So this mornings post is to encourage you to be adventurous with your breakfast. I have been innovative with my breakfast lately and thought share this one today.

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Here is another nutritious breakfast full of vibrant colours and essential minerals.

For today I have red, yellow and green bell peppers and Shredded Courgette which I tossed in the pan for a bit. I also have diced tomatoes and scrambled eat with chorizo.

And as always I have my greek yogurt with chia seeds, honey, peach, blueberries and Strawberries.

What a good way to start the week. I like how my breakfast has transformed over the months and all this ideas I got from going on one holiday. Sometimes it goes to go away to a different surroundings for fresh ideas.

Until next time, happy Monday.

Iryn

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All dressed up and ready for church

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This is another all dressed up and ready for church. First the word.

The Sermon 

Incense were left burning as a sweet smelling savour to God in the temple. The fragrance symbolises the acceptance of sacrifices. They represented the basis on which the sacrifice could be made. It’s Jesus’ sinless life that makes Jesus sacrifice a sweet smelling savour and pleasing to God. In essence no other sacrifice can top God’s own to redeem made to Himself.

The look

I used the BarryM Meteor Storm pallette again to create my makeup took. I am not sure if I have mentioned this before but I do not wear eyelashes so my makeup tend to look very basic.

 

For my outfit I opted for this floral skirt from asos and blouse from H & M, the shoes are from asos from their Truffle Collection. I purchased the skirt a few years back. I have currently made austerity measures and so I am not allowed to go on asos website lest I get tempted and spend money I do not have. 😁

 

When the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Unfortunate it look summer is coming it an end and autumn is slowly revealing it head. So I am glad I have worn all my floral but I will still wear these in winter if I can that is.

So this is it. Thanks for stopping. Until next time, it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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