What’s new in my makeup bag…

Hey guys, 

Firstly I would like to apologise for being inactive for such a long time, I haven’t been inspired lately. But anyway I’m back now!!! Today I’ve decided to share my favourite recent makeup purchases with you, I got most of these products in December & one of the palettes in February. Let’s get to it….

1. Fenty beauty 


Of course I HAD to get some Fenty beauty products while I was in London in December. I stood in line at Harvey Nicols for Riri. 

I got some concealer, in the shade Suede
The star of the show & my FAVOURITE product right now, a little piece of Rihanna’s Skin, the foundation. I am a 410
 

I had to get the primer for the full effect.

I absolutely love these products, they are amazing!!! 

2. Naked: Heat by Urban Decay 

I love love love this palette, the colours are so spicy ( for lack of a better word ), the shimmer in the colours is stunning. The colours range from more subtle hues for the day time to more intense/warm colours perfect for a night out.  You can’t see the shimmer and intensity of the colours in the picture 💔

3. Sleek MakeUp

I was gifted this palette from one of my aunts. I’ve never owned a palette with such bright and vibrant colours, I tend to gravitate more towards neutral colours but I must say that these colours are stunning. 

That’s all folks… I promise to be more active in the future, I have a lot in store for you guys. Stay updated by following me on all of my other social media {linked in the sidebar } also I have a new Instagram account (@surayeats) dedicated to food and what I eat ( your girl loves food) so go follow me if you love food. Until next time. 

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Travel post: London 

Hey guys, 
Firstly I would like to apologise for going M.I.A with no explanation. Following my exams I decided to take a break from blogging and live my life to the fullest. 
Anyway, I just got back from a lovely trip to London. It’s been a while since I’ve been there and I’ve decided to share some pictures from my adventure with all of you. 

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Touchdown 

First day out, I went up Primrose Hill

I almost fell after I took this

Trafalgar Square
Giving you Big Shaq vibes
China town

Covent Garden

Traveling by myself to see Safs


Noodle bar

Atik

Winter Wonderland in the snow

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Tate Modern
Shoreditch
Camden
Graffiti
Probably the coolest store in Camden

Oreo doughnuts in Nutella and mini marshmallows
Nutella and pistachio doughnut

Basic tourist photo

Christmas decorations 

Selfridges

Angels on regents street

2017 has been a good year, filled with its ups and downs and this trip was the best way to end it. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for me 

Updated Hair Routine 

Hey guys !!! 

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a hair related post, I’m constantly asked about my hair no matter where I am. I’ve changed my routine slightly ( to make it easier ) . I’ll link my previous hair post in this post. This will be short and sweet, so let’s get to it…


Products: 

• Daily moisturiser 


Aunt Jackie’s: curl la la & curl mane-tenance | Shea Moisture: extra-moisture detangler 
I’ve written about these products before, they lock in the moisture and make your hair look healthy. They are all available at Clicks

Once a week moisturiser 


MGL naturals: Coconut Oil & Shea Butter 
Well this isn’t available in this region of Africa, I have an aunt who brings it for me from Ghana. However, you get the same thing by mixing a good quality coconut oil with Shea butter :). This makes your hair have long lasting moisture ( natural hair key 🔑 ) I usually use this once a week after I’ve done my wash and deep conditioning. 

 Shampoo and Conditioner 


Aunt Jackie’s: oh so clean! | Mixed Chicks: deep conditioner 

I wash my hair twice a week ( it’s dusty outchea ) this shampoo is AMAZING it smells good and leaves your hair squeaky clean ( literally ) it is available at Clicks. I usually Cowash my hair and deep condition it once a week. This deep conditioner has a waxy feel to it and leaves your hair feeling super light and soft. Unfortunately Mixed Chicks isn’t sold in this part of the world but you can order it from https://mixedchicks.net 

Combing and bed hair 


I still comb my hair but now I brush it as well, especially before I tie it up for the night. Brushing it has made it softer and sometimes my curls like bomb 😻. I really want a Denman brush though, you do this test on your hair type, etc and it suggests the perfect brush for you and the results you want ( here’s the link to the quiz https://www.denmanbrush.com/genie ) 


I used to braid my hair every night before I went to bed but that was tiring and took so long. Now I simply section my hair ( into 4 parts ) and comb & brush through each section before tying it up into 4 buns. Not only is this easier and less time consuming, it has the exact same effect as braiding.

Here are the links to my previous hair posts:

https://thepyramidjournal.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/surayas-keys-to-grow-a-healthy-mane/ https://thepyramidjournal.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/top-4-ways-to-make-your-hair-look-bigger/ https://thepyramidjournal.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/how-i-wash-and-condition-my-hair%f0%9f%92%86%f0%9f%8f%bd%f0%9f%94%91/ https://thepyramidjournal.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/diy-cowash/

I hope I’ve helped some of you :). If you have any questions about my hair feel free to comment below or hit me up on any of my social media sites ( linked in sidebar ) see you all in my next post xx 

First they were 2 now they are 1

Hey guys, 

Yesterday I attended my cousins engagement ( do I have to say anymore, you all know what this post will be about )  Let’s dive straight to the pictures. 

“All because he POPPED the question” The cute little gifts we got ( caramel & chocolate popcorn )

What I wore: 


Peep the matching shoes 👀


Dress: Izaura| Shoes: Studio W | Hoops: Colettes | Shrug: Foschini | Clutch: a gift

Pics from the event: 







I feel like such an idiot for not taking any pictures of the food and the amazing dessert 😦   But trust me it was to die for. 


They are such a beautiful couple, I wish them all the best and I can’t wait for the wedding. 

 Overall it was a great night, these two are obviously smitten and that is beautiful. Don’t forget to follow me on my other social media ( tagged in the sidebar ) 

Apple Pie inspired Panini🍏

Hey guys!!!

I know I’ve been kind of MIA recently, I just got really busy with school and I apologise for not letting you guys know. Anyway I’M BAAACK and today I’ve decided to share one of my quick and easy snacks I make when I’m craving something sweet. 
I actually got my inspiration for this snack from Pinterest {my Pinterest is tagged in the sidebar}, I’ve tweaked the recipe and I must say it’s really quick and easy to make and is super scrumptious as well… so let’s get right into it!! 


Ingredients: ( makes 4 sandwiches )

Sugar {2 tbsps} 

Cinnamon {1 tbsp} 

Bread {8 slices} 

Butter {4 tbsps} 

Mascarpone or Cream cheese {1/2 cup} 

1 Green apple ( or Granny Smith apple ) 
How to: 

Slice your apple as thin as you can 

Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl 

Coat your apple slices in the mixture

Spread the mascarpone on one side of your bread ( optional sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar on the mascarpone ) 


Place your apple slices on the mascarpone 

Spread butter on the outer side of your sandwich and place it into your panini maker. 



Wait until your sandwich is gold brown and serve with vanilla ice cream 🙂 

See you guys in my next post 

Eid Mubarak

Hey and Eid Mubarak to all of my Muslim followers x. Today I have decided to share my Eid outfit with all of you 🙂 





I decided to rock a more casual look this year because I’m not doing anything fancy this year :). 

Head scarf: Woolworths ( tutorial will be in my next post )

Sunglasses: Cottonon ( also available at Zara ) 

Earrings: Colette

Peasant shirt: H&M ( snatched from my mums closet ) 

Vest: Foschini

Jeans: River Island

Boots: Forever21

I hope that you all have an amazing day and week, stay blessed 

My winter favourites 

Hey guys, my favourite season is around the corner so I decided to share a few of my favourite pieces with you all 🙂 

1. A bomber jacket I mean no one can go wrong with a good bomber jacket, this one is super padded and warm plus I love the flower details on the sleeves ( major trend ). This beautiful cropped bomber jacket is from Cottonon

2. Leather mini skirt
I think that this is just a cute piece for a night out ( paired with tights of course ). I tend to wear a lot of dark colours in winter, so this piece just adds some colour to my outfits. This skirt is from Zara

    3. An oversized denim jacket Everyone needs a denim jacket, that’s all that I’m going to say. This jacket is snatched from my mums closet 🙂 
    4. Ankle boots Ankle boots are just so cute and are comfortable. These bad boys are from Forever 21
    5. A leather jacket Every girl should have a leather/ faux leather jacket in their closet, they make an outfit look more polished and adds a little edge to your look. This one is from Zara

    Thanks for checking out this post, obviously I have way more winter favourites ( the list goes on ) but I just decided to share a few. Don’t forget to check out my social media ( tagged in the sidebar ). see you later