All dressed up for a birthday dinner

Beauty, Culture, Fashion, Hair, Makeup, Natural Hair, Uncategorized
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I used Juvia’s Place pallette: Masquerade and Saharan to create this look.

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s blog is a fashion and beauty blog. It was a friend’s surprise birthday dinner in London on Saturday so I went to help her celebrate. I was not too sure what to wear but managed to find something I purchased a few years back. As always reaching into my fashion archives to rescue the day.

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What I wore is this gold on black dress from ASOS and black and leopard print heels from new look. I think I underestimated how short the dress was.

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The birthday girl opted for a leather pencil skirt, kimono-like blouse and gold heel sandals. Her makeup was natural with a hint of eyeliner for a more bold eyes.

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Until next time it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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A weekend in London

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The lady in pink

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am not sure if I have mentioned this before but I mostly buy items on sale and never full price unless I really need to. With that said you will never see me featured on any of the high street retail Instagram page 🤭. OK I know never say never.

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One of my good friends birthday outing was this Saturday so I pulled out all the old garments I have purchased. I usually do not have anywhere to go so I have had them for years but maximum 4 years. The sandals I wore was a Nine West sandles I bought from asos some years back. The jumpsuit is from Miss Selfridge, they were the only shop that usually stock my size so I shopped there a lot from their petite fashion.

The jumpsuit has a gold detail skinny belt which adds a bit of character to it. I thought the colour was a bit too much but then when I wore it out it was just fine. I also found an OPI nail polish which matched the jumpsuit. Those are my real nails you see the slide as well.

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The birthday girl gave me the opportunity to do her makeup and hair #blessed. This was her final look. She uses a super drug brand foundation and MUA eye shadow pallette. We both wore a jumpsuit however hers are from boohoo.

I know this is well late but better late than never. I am now off to edit my workout video for YouTube. Stay tuned

 

Until next time it’s bye from me.

 

Iryn

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All dressed up and ready for church

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My modest Marilyn Monroe moment

Hello and welcome. Here is a two blogs in one. I have been a bit busy over the past two weeks as I had an exam. So a bit about this Sundays WORD was a question. As a believe how seriously do you take God. Do you profess with your mouth and live any how? Time to think, ponder and change if need be. How shall we neglect so great a salvation? God hate sin and has provided atonement for us in Christ Jesus, let’s not make a mockry of Him by living any how.

Last Sunday’s look

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For this look, the trousers is from asos, the blouse is from H&M. The black and white shoes are from Dorothy Perkins and the nudeish one is from new look. The trouser in this picture didn’t fit me back then, but now they do and I am glad. The eye shadow in this picture is MUA and the lips are elf cosmetics Ruby Red. 

This Sundays look

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As you can see I am slowly movi g toward vibrant colours. For the eye shadow I used MUA and my lips are BarryM matte me up. The skirt is from Asos, I bought this a few years ago but it didn’t fit either, it does now although it has been adjusted I can take the adjusted part off. The blouse is from Primark. Now that I have a better eating habit, I fit in the size 6 properly as well as 8. I think before the sizing was not true and was a hit and miss for me.

 

Until next time stay blessed.

 

Iryn

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All dressed up and ready for church

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All set and ready for church

Hello and welcome to my blog. Yesterday we had a lovely weather in the UK. The sun was out so it was hot.

The sermon was about based on questions the disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24. When shall these things be and what are the signs of thy coming? It was concluded that it is not our job to try and read signs of His second coming to to focus on our responsibility as Christians and live a life faithful before God. Remind me of R C Sprolls phrase “To live all of life Coram Deo” which means to live life in the presence of God even though you don’t see Him.

The look

As the sun was out, I decided to wear another african print dress. See the slide below. This dress was gifted to me and as always the shoes are old new look shoes.

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The look: makeup

The eye shadow is MUA copper and another colour similar to the greenish dots in my dress. I used MAC foundation in NW55 this time, I do not use this that often because it for special occasion as it a bit pricey. The lip colour is mainly BarryM lip pencil in chocolate. I say mainly because I used another old Mac lip gloss and bare minerales mascara on the lashes. I wanted to tone down the colour since the dress was very bright and cheerful lol.  I am not a big fan of lashes as I usually wear glasses although I have a few of them. I was wearing contact lenses in this picture so if my eyes look a bit strange that is the reason. The aim is now to play with colours on the eyes while still keeping it natural.

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That’s all for this blog. Until next time, stay blessed.

 

Iryn

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The natural hair journey continues: Natural Hair food

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Your hair will love this

Hello and welcome to my blog. This blog is basically about some of the natural homemade remedies I make and use to deep condition my hair. There is nothing new about this sort of mixture.

The avocado hair mix

When I first started out in my natural hair journey, I tried a lot of things. And being worried about too many chemicals in off the shelf products, I used a lot more clays and Indian powders like Neem and Amla. I also deep conditioned with fruits such as banana, avocado and even papaya.

When my hair was relaxed I tried the York, honey and olive oil mixture. There was an interview with Kimora Lee Simmons in the Sophisticated Black Hair magazine who stated that this was what she used to deep condition her hair. So I decided to try and my result is as below; my hair felt strong, voluminous and bouncy.

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This is me when I first tried what Kimora suggested in her interview. I washed the hair and put rollers in 🤭 I was about 17 or 18 at that time, it was 2006. My hair was coloured as well.

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This is how the mixture looks like with all the ingredients

Having taken out my hair about three weeks ago I decided to treat the hair by deep conditioning with this all natural homemade hair mask. 

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The ingredient I used. I will probably do this once a month or once every two weeks. My hair is most likely going to be in braids most of the time but summer is here so for a long as I have it out

The ingredients in the mask is as follows:

Avocado

Egg York

Avocado oil

Jojoba oil

Olive oil

Coconut oil

Castor oil

Honey

Glycerine

A squeeze of lemon

Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosemary, Frankincense and Lavender essential oil

Tea spoon of apple cider vinegar

Aloe Vera and Rosemary floral water

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Detangle and section the hair

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I then put the mixture in my hair in sections.

I left it on for a about 2 to 3 hours while I did something else and washed it off. I oiled my hair and scalp with an oil mixture I made for my self, I then used the African Pride’s leave in conditioner and my shea butter mix to moisturise. I followed this with detangling and cornrow the hair. I took out the cornrow the next day and my hair was as below, it was very soft.

 

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I am not too bothered about defined curls so I was happy with the result. Although my face takes most of the shots, I had not planned to blog about this. I filmed it to post on YouTube, I will take pictures of the hair when I do do this again.

I will end this here and until next time, it 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. As always I have to come back with my look on Sunday and a bit of the sermon.

Yesterday’s sermon was about anger. The scripture was taken from the book of Jonah 4. It was concluded that anger is not bad in itself however it what’s you do with it. Anger can cause you to murder and do a lot of hurt whereas anger about injustices is not so bad as long as you do good and not something silly to make a point. I myself suffer from this and hope to get better as the days go by, so help me God.

The look
I used my fenty beauty foundation in 460 and I have to say apart from Mac studio fix fluid in NW55 this is one of the foundations that suit my skin although it looks very red when you apply, it matches the skin right after. For eye shadow I used bare minerals morning glow in the inner corners of my eyes and nightfall  which is a bit brownish on the eye lids. I also used bare minerals lip gloss in sassy sorbet. The lip colour is a bit pink. In the outer corner I used a darker shade of a contour kit I bought from lightinthebox. I also used Maybeline eye liner in green shade 37 to line my bottom waterline and gel eye liner to line my lids. I had to add a bit of colour to the eyes seeing I was in floral mood.

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I wore a floral dress I bought from asos a few years back. The brand is Vila Clothes and the shoes are nine west. The dress was on sale when I got it and the shoes were a gift. I love the length and fit of this dress. I have previously worn it with a skinny belt which looks just as good.

Here are a few pictures of my outfit:

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For my hair I just took out the corn row I had on my head from Thursday or so and just fold and unfold.

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What do you think of my look? Are you currently in the floral mood? If not then what fashion mood are you in?

Until next time, have a blessed week.

Iryn

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About Sunday

Beauty, Church, Curls, Fashion, Hair, IMAN Costmetics, Makeup, Natural Hair, TeamNatural, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am taking you right back to Sunday and by that you know this blog is well late. The sermon was what I needed to hear. It was about how Paul’s eyes were set on Christ who assured him many times when he was in prison that He will be with him.

He was aware of the sovereignty of Christ Jesus so he was not shaken. This teaches us that the more you know Christ the better you are able to face tough challenges.

The entire look:

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The foundation I used for this look was the L’Oréal True Match in Dark Coffee. I used mac prolong concealer in NW45; the one in the tiny pump and mineralised skin finish powder. The gel liner is from lightinthebox and MUA eye shadow in chamoisee. For my lips I basically mixed L’Oréal the bigger the better and Revlon’s Mink Lipstick. The dress is from H&M and shoes are from New Look.

Finally, I hope you have had a blessed week.

Until next time stay blessed.

Iryn

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All dressed up and ready for church

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So basically this blog is a bit late as it was meant to go up on Sunday. Nonetheless here goes.

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…but in your eye I’m a queen

The sermon was about how God can use anyone whether in faith or not for His purpose and for the good of His people. It highlighted the kind heart of some none believer but not down playing on their need for God’s righteousness which is in Christ alone.

 

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I wore an african print which is loved by the masses. This dress was purchased for me by a lady in my church in London. And she bought it from a cloth shop probably a market in Ghana.

Until next time, stay blessed.

Iryn

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Huawei P20 non tech first impression

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So I recently came across the new Huawei mobile phone and having previously had the P8 I was excited about this new release. I got this phone on Tuesday as part of an upgrade from my previous plan with EE.

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I am glad they still have the filters from the previous P8 on this too.

I have done one test with the phone which is editing a picture I took on my Sony 5100 another investment I made this month. The results was really good and I feel I am going have a lot of fun with both of them. The photo editing capability is really good so I am happy about that.

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Shine bright like the diamonds✨

So I am looking forward to artistic pictures of objects and my face of course 🤭. I feel like I should have gone for the pro but one always has to stay within their budget. So far I like it but I have only had it for less than 48 hours so let’s wait and see.

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I also like how healthy I look in this picture as in full not too skinny on the face obvious it is because I am smiling 😊

I will report back with pictures taken and edited on the device.

P.s This is an upgrade, I didn’t purchase this phone out right although I did consider that.

Until next time, happy selfing.

 

Iryn

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My birthday weekend at a glance…

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The idea was that my cake match my dress and my makeup too 😊

Hello and welcome to my blog. It has been a while since i came on here with a lengthy blogpost. I have been quite busy with travelling up and down the country and buay in general.

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This is the makeup i did for the sunday of my birthday weekend. I used the BH cosmetics solar eye shadow pallette. the hair was done for me by a friend

On the saturday i got my makeup done by a friend which i loved. I looked completely different and as it was not any ordinary birthday, i was happy with the outcome of the entire look. I had been planning this look in my head for weeks.

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I bought the dress and shoes from Asos. They were quite affordable as they were in their sale section. I think the shoes were £18.00 and the dress was £15.00. But my cale cost more than my outfit put together.

I went out to central London to eat with a few friends.i went to a restaurant called Bangalore Express and the experience was not great as it was during the short blizzard period in London so it was cold inside. They said their heating had broken down and they made no substitute *roll eyes.

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This is their coconut rice with their lamb masala. A lot has change since the last time i went there. It did not feel like for the better. The ambiance was off, no background music just noise from a party down sta

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Just so you can see and apprecoate the art on my face. If you are in the UK and need an MUA let me know i know a couple of people.

I was initially looking for a dress for a wedding then i stambled upon this one and a burgandy one. In the end i wore Karen Millen to the wedding.

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This is the silk Karen Millen dress i wore to the wedding. I have had this dress since 2011. I bought it for a wedding.

I got the hair inspiration from Shameless Maya after my ideas were taken by others. But i liked this hairstyle alot. I was going for the bad girl look so hopefully i achieved it.

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I was the black rapanzel that weekend. i got this dress from asos as well. it has a slit on the other side. I believe this one was £18.00. I wore this with my Nine West sandal shoe.

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How the dress looks from the front. makeup was done by myself.

It was a great weekend and i am grateful to God for allowing me to see this age and this year. May all that i do bring glory to His Holy name for it is in Him i live and have my being.

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Model behaviour #GloryToGodAlone💫

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 💫 The cake 💫

In my new age i intend to explore a lot. i have a few travel ideas. I was meant to be going Japan at the end of this month but due to the nature of my job i can not take time off around that time. 😢 So maybe next time. I am thinking of coach journeys to Europe 😃 so stay tune!.

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💫 #Legs

 

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Some more pictures of my sunday look. This makeup was done by me. 💫

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, it bye from me.

 

Iryn