Brown Skin Girl

Africa, African, Culture, Makeup, Skin Care, Social, TeamNatural, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope Beyoncé doesn’t mind me taking her shine for 5 seconds. I’m very excited about this particular poster and thought to make one for myself 😂 but I tried.

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With that being said the track brown skin girl on the sound track is giving a voice to all the brown and dark skin girls out there that we are beautiful. Over and over again we have the media in particular favouring individuals with light skin over the darker ones and to make it worse some of our own men making jokes about us. 🤦🏾‍♀️ Hence why it’s called “Brown skin girl”.

I just read an article where the young princess in a cartoon forfeited her beauty to see the Prince and with her being white in complexion, the creater of the cartoon thought it was wise to turn the princess dark and with blemishes as a sign of uglyness.

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This is 2019 and slowly this is being fed to children and minors that if your are brown or any darker you are not considered beautiful but rather ugly. Why is this dangerous? Well it is because some people are using some harmful chemicals to lighten their skin colour. These chemicals have permanently damaged their skin and others have to be hospitalised.

In addition to Africa, other continent are partial to light skin individuals and are given more opportunities than the darker skin tones individuals. This I believe started during the slave trade where Africans were seen as not of any value. The curves of our body and versitility of our hair was frown upon and the only way to not exhit what is beautiful is indoctrination. “You must look like your masters” even if it will kill you.

A person’s intelligence and creativity is never dependent on the colour of their skin but rather the mind and vision. Let’s lift each other up in encouragement rather than tear ourselves down for something we had no power over.

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I won’t apologise for being brown skin although the struggle is real and if I must confess sometimes I feel like screaming “It’s not my fault I was born dark skin” albeit I won’t change it for a thing. It is a struggle but a struggle that is moulding me for the better.

Young girl reading this, you are beautiful the way you are. You are moulded by God’s very own hands and He paid a high price for you so please do not sell yourself short.

Until next time, love the skin you are in and remember that God made you beautiful too.

Iryn
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I’ve been gone for a minute…

TeamNatural, Uncategorized, YouTube

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Hello all so it has been a while since I blogged. I have been a bit busy with studying and mainly sort of focusing on editing my videos for YouTube.

I am also thinking about what to use this particular blog for I have an idea but I won’t do anything until I am really sure.

I have decided to move my fashion post to Iryn Boateng because I can add videos so which mean the blog will come with a video instead of just pictures. I might duplicate my posts however the post on this site will not have videos. I still have not decided yet. Until next it’s bye from me.

 

Iryn

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The natural hair journey continues: Natural Hair food

Beauty, Carrier Oils, Culture, Curls, CurlyGirl, Hair, Moisturiser, Natural Hair, TeamNatural, Uncategorized
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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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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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My 2017 favourites looked something like this

BarryM, Beauty, IMAN Costmetics, Makeup, Natural Hair, Superdrug, TeamNatural, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. This os a long awaiting blog and thua there is not going to be too much words.

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As you can see i was very busy with loreal during last year.

My 2017 favourite is mostly the loreal infallible line. Simply because they did the job for me. I got pretty amazing look from the line. I played around with foundations from deep golden to deep cool, mixing cuppacino and espresso as i was not sure which was my shade but got my shade in the end which i believe is 11N Dark Coffee. I could be wrong but i like that finish to the deep golden and deep cool. The matte lip colour: Forgive my sin was my favourite lip colour too. I am in my red phase still.

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Im currently wearing forgive my sin in this picture not too sure which shade of foundation of the true match im wearing. The eyeshadow is MUA

The BarryM lip pencil in plum also helped me alot. As mentioned before i love their lip penciles. I may try their eye shadows this year.

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Revlons pink pout with BarryM lip liner Plum

Revlon’s pink pout has also been a staple lip colour I reached for. I have worn it many time last year.

Iman cosmetics eyebrow pencil. I prefer the colour to other eyebrow pencils i have tried.

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I was going for a natural look with the true match in this picture. You can call it my no makeup makeup look.

For concealer i prefer and use MAC’s prolong wear and cover up. It just does the job. I have tried other concealers and let’s just say i returned to my first love. In addition to their skin finish in dark deep. I think.

Not forgetting Fenty beauty in 460 although it looks red when first applied, it does give a good matte finish and matches me perfectly.

Until next time, its bye from me

Iryn

The natural hair journey continues…

Curls, CurlyGirl, Natural Hair, TeamNatural

Hello and welcome,
It’s all about hair talk in this post. I am going to give you a synopsis of my natural hair journey with a few pictures. My natural hair journey started in 2009. My last relaxer was mid 2009 probably around July when I was still in the south of France. Upon my return to the UK, I decided to not  relax my hair anymore. You would think that since it has been about 7 years my hair should basically be sweeping the floor. But no it is not. My hair has gone through a lot of things during those years but what affected it the most was COLOUR.

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One of my natural hair protective style i wore in 2015

I have adapted various techniques and styles on YouTube, in magazines, blogs you name them and whereas they have aided in the health and growth of the hair I feel my hair has a lot more growth potential.

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This picture was taken around mid to late 2010 so probably a year into my natural hair journey.

In 2017 I do not feel I have achieved enough growth. This might be due to ups and down causing me to not exercise on a regular basis, cook and eat nutritional meals reach in vitamins, protein and Fibre. I will share some of my lunch ideas going forward.

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Jogging history

I used to do about 10 miles run or jogging a week to keep my energy up. As I have stated before I have not done this in like about a year according to my sports tracker although I do walk quite a bit so I do not know if that counts as part of it.

Natural hair when wet

So my new year “hairesolution” is to incorporate more protective style such as braids, corn rows, wearing wigs and other styles with my own hair. I have also decided not to colour my hair again because I lost about 4 -5 years growth.

I have purchased and will also be trying the Solgar biotin and collagen and hyaluronic acid from Holland and Barrett. I will keep you updated on any improvement on my hair and skin.

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I had straighten my hair in this one and done a flat twist at the back up to make an updo. My natural hair in 2013.

 

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This is a cornrow out on my natural hair. I was happy with it but will use twist out pudding next time for better definition. My natural hair in 2017.

 

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My natural hair in Jan 2014 when i straightened first time in the first four years of being natural.

What hair your hair journey been like for you in other words how has your natural hair treated you so far?

Until next time its bye from me.

Iryn