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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About Sunday

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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

❤️

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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All made up and ready for church…

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I know i have been a bit silent and it is because i have exam i am preparing for so during lunch and the weekends i am in my books. Once again thanking God for another week: glory to Him alone.

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This picture was taken at the wrong time but looks very posey lol

I was going for blue and red. The eye shadow is max factor 45 Sapphire rage and the outer corner i used MUA midnight blue. It is not that visible, i know but it looks very dark blue like navy blue but darker. In my tear duct, i used Bare minerales morning glow.

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I have struggles to work with that Max factor blue for a while. I think it was ok this time round

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I love the finish of the elf lipstick in ruby red. It tastes sweet lol and it has a velvet finish. Foundation and conceal is mac. My usual shade. Ben Nye in Topaz to set my under eye.

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This is the final look this sunday. The top and skirt are both Primark i bought this a long time ago. I am part of the protocol team in my local church and we wear uniform every sunday. When i do visit i do wear the uniform. The shoes are from New Look i also had this for some time.

Until next time happy sunday.

Iryn

 

I am not an MUA but…

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This blogpost is partly showing my gratitude towards God for His loving kindness and the strength He gives me to carry on in this life. It is not easy but in Him i have peace.

The other part is my regular beauty post. I kbow i have not posted much lately about the stuff i am experimenting with in the makeup department.

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I will try and do a beauty post every sunday as it is the day i wear makeup and some saturdays if i am going to a wedding

The truth is I only wear makeup on sundays when i am going to church. I am a bit lazy when it comes to doing my makeup during the week because it means i have to wake up a wee bit early lol. I will share some of today’s look with you.

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How did i do? I am not an MUA but to be able to do my makeup like one is always my aim

I used the MAC studio Fix foundation in NW55, the coverup concealer in NW45 mineralised skin finish in dark deep and LA Girl concealer in Fawn. Lip liner is Barrym in plum and lipstick is Revlon pinkpout.  #Thatsall

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The hair is a whole different story. But this is my signature hair it frames my face well i think. The way i have worn it also fits my face well. Personally i do not like hair in my face

Until next time, have a blessed week.

Iryn

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

 

 

 

My 2017 favourites looked something like this

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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