My birthday weekend at a glance…

Beauty, Culture, IMAN Costmetics, Makeup, Natural Hair
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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

 

 

 

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.

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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

Welcome to my blog

Natural Hair Makeup

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a twenty something year old from the UK. I have a lot of quality content to share with you all.

I have been growing my natural hair since 2010 and have ample information about natural hair. I tend to use a lot of natural product and would like to call myself a “mixtress” and a “facialist” who is very happy being in her own lab. 😁 I also tend to use natural ingredients from the kitchen to combat acne and hyperpigmentation.

I am also experimenting with makeup and will be reviewing beauty products i have purchased online and in store. (Yes i like to play with colours). I am not a makeup artist but try my best to beat my face well to that standard.

Until next time, its bye from me

Iryn