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Another type of vixen

Another type of vixen

Ni vet hur man kallar tjejer som är med i videos för vixens, Well jag har märkt att jag gillar att vara en vixen. Men en annan slags sådan än det man direkt tänker på när men hör ordet i sig. En skönhet och mode vixen helt enkelt!

Det här året har jag fått göra så många roliga ”vixen jobb”. Typ som detta med Lyko och Färg där jag skulle filma en tutorial med min favorit look ”everyday glam”. Ni kan se klippet här.

Jag har även gjort en snutt för Idun minerals i år tillsammans med Mimmi. Samt nu senast en grej för Åhléns med Frida Selkirk som jag tyvärr inte kan berätta mer om ännu. Hoppas definitivt på fler liknande uppdrag!

Juste, vill ni shoppa loss hos Färg makeup så ger min kod för alltid 15% på ert köp. Den fina paletten man ser mig hålla i är en måste produkt i allmänhet men också min absoluta favorit ur Färgs sortiment. Heter Everyday palette och finns i två varianter, för nu… Och vad menar jag med det? Får ni se efter årsskiftet!

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Vita liberata, tanning made luxurious!

This post contains adlinks from Adviral, however all options are as usual my own!

Vita liberata, a multi award winning luxury tanning and beauty brand founded by Alyson Hogg 2003 with ecological, natural and syntethic ingredients. The brand has tanning products for both face and body that consists of traditional lotions, mousse, serum, overnight mask and powder.

Thou Vita liberata has it’s ground in tanning they have also ventured into skincare and makeup. As well as products with spf to ensure the all around coverage as tanning products don’t consist of a cover for sun and UV radiation.

Photo borrowed by Vita liberata

Was told that one can use the mousse and use white linen without worrying about stains in the morning as the product absorbs quickly. This is kind of revolutionary as most products don’t offer that ability and we are told (in school for becoming a tanning artist) to inform our clients to use dark clothes and linen after using tanning products!

One thing I’m not sure if you all know of is that I also do spray tanning and I try to encourage more people of color to try it as it gives this amazing glow to the skin and actually stays longer on darker skins. How great isn’t that?! I’ve also posted recently about another tanning brand and will try both to hopefully be able to compare the results. However I’m all ready leaning towards using Vita liberata more as it’s also has spray tan products, which I can use for work too!

Vita liberata is distributed by Christian Hallberg AB in Sweden who also has brands such as Kiss NY Pro, Noxi doxi and more. NKD skin is the follow up brand from Vita Liberata, which has a lower price range.

To read more about these products or to shop, click here.

A little background about DHA

DHA is dehydrating so the skin might feel a bit dry after any type of tanning with tanning products, therefor it’s important to moisturize well afterwards. The substance is made from vegetable glycerin found in sugar beet and is a natural sugar substance. One can also attain higher levels of DHA by eating fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, krill and herring, as well as fish liver oil. However one needs to eat a ridiculous amount of it to see effects on ones skin.

Read more about DHA by clicking here.

/Aysha

Ps. Write this a while back hence why it’s in english. Future post will all be in Swedish

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3 is the magic number!

3 is the magic number!

I’m so excited for today I woke up much earlier than I had to. I know, miracles do happen they say…

Reason for my excitement is the spa day I’ve been invited to by Idun minerals for the launch of their new products. Apart from new haircare products they’re finally(!) launching the product I’ve hinted about all summer in my blog and on Instagram, the tinted day cream which actually has my tone!!!

Their product developer Caroline gave me the honor of testing the very first batch and even though I couldn’t use that one my mother could. She’s a bit fairer in her tone than I. I gave my feedback to the lady with the magic touch and she took them right to heart and short after sent out a new batch for me to try and it was a match made in heaven! Ever since I’ve actually stopped using foundation daily and most often use the day cream with a setting powder or just as it’s. I love using it with the foundation powder from Idun as well!

I’m Helga & Helga is I!

My Idun foundation tone is Helga and as you could see on my stories the other day it’s time to buy a new one. For those wondering where you can get their full range I recommend the pharmacy in Kista, just opposite my favorite restaurant (yes it’s a restaurant because they got food and chairs!) McDonald’s. They most often have all the tones and products!

In these below unedited photos I only have the day cream on with my favorite lipstick and a brow gel. All from Idun, of course!Gotta share some photos of the awesome girl power team at Idun! Couldn’t find the photo of me & Efsane tho and I don’t think I have any photo of Gabi. Love the kissing photos of me & Cecilia haha!

Make sure to catch my insta live today at 2pm (14.00) and then again once we arrive at the spa!

/Aysha

Ps. If your a poc person struggling to find your perfect foundation match do dm me on Instagram and I’m more than happy to help!

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Let me tell you about Terri!

Let me tell you about Terri!

When I was in London I met so many cool people. With cool I don’t mean the way society looks at the word, I mean cool as in free spirits, warm-hearted kind and open people. Hey come sit with us people! One of those, a favorite was Terri!

So who is she?!

Terri is a Irish savy lady who’s energy is energizing and aura speaks volumes without her saying a word!

I’m amazed by her history of struggles turnt into strength and wisdom and I’m hoping she writes a book one day so you all can get to know her too! But until then do follow her on Instagram and enjoy these shots we spontaneously took at my favorite restaurant, McDonald’s. Yes, it’s a restaurant and the photos are as fab as a Big Mac with extra cheese!

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Emergency face care routine

My face has been totally in pain these last couple of weeks due to much stress and unhealthy living. So I had to do a hardcore emergency 3 day treatment plan as I got few modeling jobs coming up soon and I can’t have bad skin for that!

Day 1:

Morning: Acasia start me up sheet mask, Idun minerals serum & day cream

Mid day: Noxi doxi detox cleanser, serum & blur & care pollution blocker, Rosenserien rosewater mist.

Evening: L’Oréal sugar scrubs (I’ve written about these before here), Kiss NY Pro face mask, Acasia 24hr repair cream

Night: Idun minerals cleansing face & eye lotion and M Picaut hydra lagoon overnight mask

Day 2:

Morning & midday: Pretty much the same apart from me skipping the morning section as the overnight mask keeps my skin in balance a little longer throughout the day, however I did apply some eye cream from Idun minerals.

Evening & night: I also did all steps earlier that the first day and changed the L’Oréal scrubs to the Rosenserien bodypeeling.

For night time I also used the clean cleanser & recovery mask from Acasia an hour or so before applying my face mask.

Day 3:

Morning: Acasia start me up sheet mask, Noxi doxi revolution eye gel, Idun minerals eye cream, serum & day cream and Rosenserien rosewater.

Midday: Bulldog face wash, moisturizer & age defense on my face parts that refuses to understand that “black don’t crack” (don’t tell bae I stole some of his products!).

Night: Noxi doxi detox cleanser, Monty’s glow afrimagic peeling mask. Idun minerals serum, eye cream and night cream.Image borrowed from Idun minerals

Image borrowed from Idun minerals

I can now brag about my flawless skin again, and the lessons learned are never to stress so much that my skin is effected because that’s when it all begins to crumble inside as our body is a direct mirror to how we feel inside. In this below photo I’m only using a tinted day cream from Idun minerals, concealer from Kiss NY Pro, brow pencil from Depend cosmetics and Idun minerals perfect brows brow gel, yet I look like I’ve spent hours in front of the mirror with far more products in my face than I have!

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Heal your hearts sisters of mine

So is all hope lost?! Was the original name of the last post of this two post serie I did a while back. The first post, found by clicking here, was originally named “no you may not downgrade me!”. These where posted in March 2017, had to go in and cross check. Do let me know what you think of them, should I do more post like these two?! What was good or bad?! And thank you all for the sweet messages I’ve received over the past two posts of mine!

So what would they tell their younger selves if they had a chance?!

“I would tell myself at ages 5, 15 and 20 that I am fabulous the way I am” xxx

“Embrace your curves, fuck everyone who thinks you are fat.” Pandora Roa Brynildsen

“Girl you is popppiiin, dat melanin is poppin don’t worry. You got this!” Aeini Kutenbe

Viola is wearing a skirt from L’IMPERATRICE & L’HOMME (my brand).

So how do we change this ludicrous ideas of ourselves?!

1. Be your sister keeper, even when it doesn’t favor you! We must support our own in all ways, shapes and formats we can. White feminists must also acknowledge that even though the “enemy” is the same our struggles differs in ways crucial for them to voice out and not be offended by!

2. Be more critical of which (media) outlets you get your daily narrative from. “Now when I can choose my own media intake it really helps me.” /xxx

3. Choose your battles better/wiser and remember that just because you “woke af” everybody ain’t and there’s no shame in that either. “Bash the society that makes you believe that white is beautiful and not the person who can’t help they’ve been white washed.” /xxx

A perfect way to end this mini series about self love as a colored woman on women’s day is, according to me, by sharing this editorial that we made somewhat spontaneously a few weeks ago. My ego said I should practice what I preach and ask these magical ladies to join me and looking back at it I’m sure it was the perfect thing to do. We all represent different things yet we are the same. We are strong beautiful colored women who has overcome and shall keep overcoming anything in our way of loving, accepting and truly being ourselves!

Sue is waering ISA fashion

Viola is wearing ISA Fashion & turban from GamPlus clothing

Quotes to reflect upon!

“I don’t need to conform to any standard of beauty, I would rather stress the fact that loving yourself in and out is key for standing tall.” Sue Chintu

“Typical white girl; blonde with straight hair and blue or green eyes.” /xxx

“My definition of beauty never settles it occurs in different places and in all people” Aeini Kutenbe

“Other people’s recognition is not relevant.” Bethlehem Isaak

The photos in this post is taken by Amun-Re photography and was styled by me.

/Aysha Jones

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From the archive

Please also notice my first attempt to wear makeup with way too ashy foundation….

Growing up as a colored nappy chubby girl in a small Swedish town in the early eighties was everything but fun or easy. All I remember is struggle. Identity struggle. Skin tone struggle. Nappy hair struggle. Chubby girl struggle. Prejudice struggle. Every damn day there was a struggle.

I dont remember who the two other ones are but the skinny black girl is my big sister!

Always in my braids…

All I remember is fighting for my right to exist, in so many different ways . My fight started when I was in kindergarten because it was by that time I realized I was black. A black child living in a white country.

Sad thing is, I’m still struggling. But I’ve ended the war against myself and I came out a winner in all possible ways because I learned to love myself, see myself to be enough as I am and most importantly be my damn self!

Since I’ve grown older and got kids of my own I’ve started reflecting upon how one teaches (children) self love or even explain it to a child or young adult. I started observing colored women around me, how they behave when in company of other colored women and when with non colored women. I noticed that the behavior has changed over the years and decided to ask a few what they think about self love, being a black woman and how their views has changed over the years. That is if it has changed at all…

/Aysha Jones

This is a repost from an old post of mine, posted 1-2years ago. I just found the draft for it in my old laptop. However the last three photos are new and taken by Katriina Mäkinen. The photo of grown up me in a afro next to young me is taken by Baraka Bahati.

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Stepping down

My kids & health is my wealth!

Not too long ago I couldn’t get up from bed, my body was too heavy for me to lift. My mind was all ready up and fixing things on my very long and ambitious to do list, but my body was still in bed. And I didn’t know why but there I was, unable to get up. And I started crying because this felt so scary and I was all alone in the house. I only told few very close friends about this but brushed it off and kept going. Until when I a few weeks ago first fainted then came back to consciousness only to pass out again and this time for several hours. Everyone was home that day, but since no know knows how I and my body really feels they thought I was just tired and decided to take a nap in that ackward position. This is when I understood things has to change, not later not tomorrow now!

So recently I sold my rights to several of my brands, including Melanin boxes which needed more time and energy than I currently have. At first I was very sad about it but now once done it feels so good! It was definitely the right thing to do right now as I’m way too exhausted to keep it up and push it further to where I (& many others with me) think it could be.

I never created the brand for my own gains rather it was because I saw a need for it and felt it was my obligation to start it. But I must also keep my obligations to myself and that means focusing on my health which is currently not so well.

I’ll tell you more about my health in another post as I know many will be worried after reading this, but don’t be. I’m finally actually taking care of myself and putting me first, unapologetically and selfishly! Right now I have to order a subscription to Melanin boxes and I think you should too! Click here to shop and please keep supporting Melanin boxes, it’s a much needed and important product. It’s groundbreaking in it’s field and holds high quality!

Boxes ready to be sent to an event I sponsored!

To Therese who’s the new owner of Melanin boxes I say good luck and I’m cheering for you! I’m beyond happy that YOU became it’s new owner and have full confidence in you running it. And to Joi who helped me so much in the beginning, I owe you major and thank you for inspiring me to pick up photography!!!

/Aysha

What is all that success and wealth if you’re not alive to enjoy it with your loved ones?!

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Maskalicious

So we had a mask night and tried some of the many masks I’ve gotten but haven’t really managed to try.

Omg it’s so cold & I look like Jim Carey!

I’ve been under a lot of stress emotionally and physically lately and I can tell my body is so unbalanced right now I need a compass to get right! Do let me know if you have any good tips on how to unwind and stop stressing about things.

We tried two masks from two different brands but kind of felt the same results; moisturized & smooth like an operator!

Kocostar slice sheet masks

Comes in various flavors such as cucumber, watermelon, lemon and so on. The scent is as the name reveals and so yummy one forgets it’s a face mask and not a real eatable! It’s not like the regular sheet masks that covers your entire face rather it’s tiny circles that you place here and there as in wherever you feel needed. You do need to tap the sheets a bit for them to stick and if you’re a person with hairy face it won’t stick so no need trying.

The Kocostar masks are said to give your face a natural glow, rehydration and softer surface and Ous used the watermelon flavored one.

Kiss NY Pro does have a few masks to choose from such as the ones I used (Hydrogel face mask, charcoal powder) or their broad range of face sheets and hydrogel face masks. As most mask theirs also come in various flavors as mentioned above where each flavor has it’s own perks and focus areas. One that I really want to try is the African black soap mask!

The hydrogel mask I used is said to have a pore minimizing & purifying effect for your pretty face!

It’s a water based gel mask with essential oils and natural extracts. Dermatologically tested, without parabens or artificial colorants.

Both masks at supposed to be applied on a clean dry skin for approximately 15-30 minutes but can be used as a overnight mask as well.

My favorite amongst the two types is the full face masks as I don’t like sticky things and applying the slice sheets seems a bit trickier than the face mask which only consists of two pieces whilst the slice sheets has twelve smaller pieces. It also feels like the face masks gets all of your face however the slice sheets allows you to only “mask where you need it” and is preferable if you want to double mask (use different type of masks for individual trouble areas).

Well. To buy the masks please click here for masks from Kiss NY Pro or click here for masks from Kocostar. If you do buy any and tries them, please let me know what you think by sending me a dm on Instagram. You’ll find me there as iamayshajones.

Stay maskalicious everyone!

/Aysha

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Team Huda

Post in collaboration with Vass PR /Huda Beauty

Ok so I don’t have lots to say about this highlight palette beside that I love it! I like the creamy texture to it but I’m not sure if it would be even better had it just been a dry powderish product. I think so but I’m not sure… Have you tried it? If so did you like it? I did a short spontaneous makeup session on my Instagram stories the other day and I’m overwhelmed with the feedback I got from you who follows me there, wow! I know it’s a bit of an investment with makeup but I think that we’re all worth it and as far as we can afford it, go for it! Live a little, which is also my new motto in life.

So, live a little and get yourself the Huda beauty palette.

/Aysha

Ps. I always use the palette from Färg collection to create a base of highlight before applying any other highlight