Product review: BIELENDA PROFESSIONAL


Hey Guys,

I was recently gifted this package of Bielenda beauty cosmetics, it has been about 3 weeks now so I’ve decided to share my opinion with you.

Bielenda Kosmetyki Naturalne is a Polish beauty company that was established in 1990 by Barbara Bielenda ( to find out more check out their website )

The 3 products which I received were from the FACE PROGRAM. 

  1.  THE ANTI-BACTERIAL MAKE-UP REMOVAL GEL FACE WASH
    This product is really great. It cleans the excess makeup that is left on my face even after I’ve used my regular makeup remover. I have naturally oily skin, this product has helped reduce this and I’ve noticed that my face is less shiny. Rate: 8.5/10

 

2. SOOTHING FACE MASK

Like the previous product this product has reduced the oily shine of my skin. I have been using this mask twice a week for the past three weeks and I must say that it is slowly reducing my acne/how often I get acne. Rate: 8/10

 

3. ACTIVE SEBO-REGULATING MOISTURIZING CREAM

I am not very satisfied with this moisturizer, it leaves my face feeling dry and I find that i often have to mix it with another moisturizer. Regardless, it does do it’s job of reducing acne. Rate: 4/10

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this review, these products are certainly lovely and all have a captivating aroma. I will definitely order more Bielenda products in the near future. Don’t forget to follow me on my other social media ( link in the sidebar) for more regular updates and just to see more of me.

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March favourites

Hey guys… it’s already March and today I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite things with you. 

  1. Garnier – Micellar Cleansing Water
    I love this product, I use it EVERY SINGLE DAY it works wonders and removes all of your makeup without leaving your skin feeling dry.
  2. Distraction ~ love swept
    This perfume is very floral and basically smells like summer it’s from Woolworths’ Distraction line
  3. Vanilla lip balm by Poetry
    This is a Shea butter lip balm, which keeps your lips moisturised for long however it’s kind of hard, but it’s worth it. Also it smells amazing!!
  4. My top 3 summer nail polishes 
    These colours are bright & perfect for summer, I also adore these nail polish brands they are of such good quality and all of their colours are AMAZING!!

    The first is geranium by Essie

    Second is 240 gel polish by Revlon

    And finally E72 by OPI

    Thank you for taking the time to read or scroll through this post, I appreciate it. Make sure to follow me on Instagram: @surayadereige ( linked in sidebar ) 

    February FavouritesšŸŒ¹: hair editionĀ 

    Hey guys… I know that I’ve been kind of M.I.A for the past 2+ weeks, this has been due to the weather lately: it has been rainy and I wanted to share my hair straightening technique with you but you know moisture/humidity & natural hair (straightened don’t mix). I still would like to share that with you but until the weather gets its act together I’ve decided to share my ultimate favourite hair products with you… Let’s get to it!!

    1. Aunt Jackie’s – curl mane-tenance 
      This is my ultimate favourite hair product… I use it everyday for everything from daily moisturizing to when I do a twist-out or a braid-out. This product: apart from smelling amazing, keeps your hair moisturized and can be used to enhance your curls. It’s an 11 out of 10 for me šŸ˜€
         Available at Clicks                                     
    2. Mixed Chicks : shampoo 
      I love this product because: 1. It is made for my hair. 2. It smells amazing. 3. It does its job and leaves my hair feeling soft and clean. What more do you want from a shampoo.
    3. L’OrĆ©al Elvive: conditioner
      Ok I’m constantly switching up my conditioner but this has always been my favourite. I use it twice a week and sometimes for my deep conditioning. It lasts long and smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling amazing.
          Available at any supermarket or pharmacy 
    4. Mixed Chicks: deep conditioner
      This product locks in the moisture, makes my curls & hair feel and look amazing and smells great. What more should a deep conditioner do.
                         Bought-online: www.mixedchicks.net

      These are my ultimate favourite hair products at the moment, I hope that I’ve inspired some of your to go out and try them for yourselves. 

      Pink-neutral makeup lookĀ 

      So I drew some eyes and put the makeup look on them ( yes I used real makeup in my sketchbook ), because I have the flu and my eyes are puffy. I promise that the next makeup look that I do will be seen on me xxx
      Hey guys 

      So today I’m going to share a simple pink-brown makeup look {as seen in the drawing above}

      Tools & products:

      Beauty Treats essential makeup palette

      The colours used (1 & 3 in the crease) (2 &3 used on the lid)

      MAC black tied velvet eyeshadow( used as liner)

      Bobbi Brown sweep brush
      Bobbi Brown blender brush

      Bobbi Brown ultra precise eye liner brush

      Method: 

      1. I use my primer or concealer to prime my eyelids
      2. I mix number 1 & 3 from my palette and put this in my crease ( occasionally add a warmer brown or gold ) 
      3. Use my concealer on my lids tho create the “cut crease” look. 
      4. Mix colours 2 & 3 and put this on my lid ( if I want a more pink look I mix colour 1 in sometimes I add a golden colour) 
      5. Liner liner liner 
      6. Done. 
        Here’s the more pink version ft my cousin Aisha

      Instagram- @aishamelamu

          Thank you guys for viewing this post, I’m still experimenting with makeup looks and am hoping to share them with you in the future xox Suraya 

          A night in Cuba

          ā€‹ā€‹ā€‹Hey guys, today I’ve decided to share a few pictures from my uncles surprise Cuban themed party this past Saturday. It was a super fun night. 

          ā€‹ some decor from the entrance 

          Ready to go

          Group pictures/selfies:







          Food glorious food 


          It was really fun to dress up, celebrate and dance til late with my family. xox Suraya 

          Green Tea ExfoliatorĀ 

          Hey guys!!

          I’m constantly in search of the perfect exfoliator, I could never find one that worked for me. One day while I was scrolling through Pinterest {my Pinterest is tagged in the sidebar} I came across this fabulous green tea exfoliator. I’ve only used it for about 2 months and I’m already in love with it, I’ve tweeked the recipe to make it my own, so here it isā€¦ 

          Ingredients

          * 1 TB dried green tea leaves (2-4 tea bags, depending on size of tea bag)

          * 1 cup white or brown sugar (the sugar should be soft, not large granules)

          * 1/2 cup olive oil (100% olive oil, not an oil “blend”)

          * 2 TB raw honey

          * (optional) skin-friendly essential oil 

          Instructions

          1. In a medium-size bowl, combine all the ingredients. Store the exfoliator in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place (the linen closet or medicine cabinet).


          To Use: Apply a tablespoon of exfoliator at a time to your hands. Gently massage the skin (face and/or body) with the exfoliator for 30 seconds. Rinse the exfoliator from the skin with water and a washcloth.

          This exfoliator works wonders, it’s definitely one of my best Pinterest finds. I hope that some of you try it and share your opinions about it with me, also feel free to share your favourite exfoliators with me xox Suraya 

          Highlights of 2016Ā 

          Hey guys, as the year is coming to close I’ve decided to re-cap on a few of my highlights of this year. 2016 has been a pretty eventful year for me I mean I, restarted/launched my blog, basically finished high school & visited the country my father grew up, just to name a few things. Let’s get straight to my favourite moments. 

          1. Prom with my friends 
          I mean it was amazing to get to dress up & see my friends transform. We laughed, danced, made noise during speeches. I mean we were basically the highlight of Prom. 

          2. Freaky Friday 

          Freaky Friday is a tradition at my school, it marks the end of the form 5s ( seniors ) life as students at our school. It’s basically your last moment of fun before the month of exams. Basically the “seniors” can do anything they want to the other students and sometimes even the teachers. 

          3. Visiting Sudan 
          If you saw my last post { https://thepyramidjournal.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/travel-post-sudanethiopia/ } you’ll know all about this trip, but to sum it up it was an amazing experience to see the country that my dad grew up in & the country I’m from. I’m definitely going back soon. 

          4. Relaunching my blog and my business deals 
          I got the pleasure of collaborating with a watch brand that I’ve admired for years, Barbas & Zacari. My code is still valid until the 31st of December. Use the code “SURAYADEREIGE” to get 15% off and free shipping, head to barbasandzacari.com

          5. Family time 

          I guess this one speaks for itself, 2016 was filled with amazing family moments. 

          Those are my top 5 highlights of 2016, here’s to an amazing and eventful 2017. Happy New Year everyone xox Suraya