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 Favourites🌹: hair edition 

    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 😀
         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’Oréal 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 look 

      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 

          Green Tea Exfoliator 

          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 is… 

          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 

          DIY fashion trends for Summer 2016 

          Hi guys, I’m officially back from my exam break & I decided to come back with a DIY that are on trend and will ensure that you look good throughout this summer ( it’s summer here in Southern Africa). So let’s get straight to the DIY’s..

          1. DENIM CHOKER 

          The finished look
           

          First we have this super cute denim choker as seen on Kim Kardashian-West

          Denim choker on Kim Kardashian-West


          How to: 

          1. Cut the end off an old pair of jeans ( preferably wider legs). Make sure that it’s a little wider than you want your choker to be.
            Ps. I think that this choker looks best with a lighter shade of denim.
          2. Cut the piece of denim so that it is now open so you can attach the clip or button to one end. 
          3. Wrap the denim around your neck to make sure that it’s not too loose, then adjust it’s length the 2 ends and cut one to make sure that they overlap slightly ( only do this step if you wish to sew on a button, if not cut the 2 ends so that there is a little gap between them for the clamp to go )
          4. If you are using the clamps, poke a hole in both ends of the denim and put the clamps through each end and secure them in the holes with tweezers or pliers. 
          5. If you are using a button simply sew it on by sewing through the button several times to secure it. ( I recommend sewing a button on as it will be stronger
          6. And you’re done and have a fabulous choker. 

          2. SWEATSHIRT SKIRT


          This is the end look


          Next we have this super cool way to wear an old jumper inspired by the jumper skirt by thpshop.co 
          So if you’re tired of wearing your same old skirts or just want to add a little something to your outfit, this could work for you. 

          The sweater skirt seen on Janice Joostema

          Sweatshirt if by Atmosphere from Primark
          How to: 

          1. Take an old jumper  (make sure to use a jumper that you will never wear it as a sweatshirt again because you are going to stretch the neckline
          2. Stretch the neckline to make sure that it fits around your waist ( this is going to end up being a high waisted skirt
          3. Put the jumper on like a skirt and tie it loosely. Be sure to tie it without lumps from the sleeves popping out. 
          4. And your done 

            3. FRAYED JEANS 

            Here’s the finished product

            This trend is super simple and very easy to do yourself. 

            The trend is seen here on these jeans by rag&bone


            Jeans are the curvy skinny by Levis


            How to: 

            1. Put on your jeans and mark them at your ankles with chalk. 
            2. Cut them where you marked them. 
            3. Throw them in the washing machine and dryer for a nice frayed look ( they come out looking like store bought frayed jeans ) 

              4. SPARKLY EMBELLISHED CHOKER 

              This sparkly trend has been rocked by many celebrities including Kim Kardashian-WestKendall Jenner & many others. It is super girly and can completely transform a simple night out outfit. 

              Here the sparkly choker trend is seen on Kamilla Osman


              How to: 

              1. You start off with a simple iron on wedding dress accessories or sparkly ribbon which can be bought from any fabric store. However, today I’m going to use a sparkly headband that I found at Clicks
              2. Simply prick a hole in each end of the iron on embellishment and put on the clamps on both sides and secure them with tweezers or pliers. 
              3. And you’re done 

              5. FUR SLIDES 

              The finished product

              I know that this sounds more like a winter thing, but this trend is super hot for the summer. 

              How to: 

              1. Just take an old pair of regular slides, or brand new slides. 
              2. Next take your faux fur { this can be bought from any fabric store } and cut it to match the size of the upper part of the slides. 
              3. Next glue on the fur with super glue or use a hot glue gun. The let it dry and set. 
              4. Now give the fur a “haircut”, trim it to align with the slide or to overlap the top slightly. 
              5. You’re done and ready to go. 

                   The lipstick that I’m wearing today is Stone by Mac cosmetics 

                  Thanks for reading today’s post. I hope that my DIY’s will help you look fabulous this summer. If you try any of them out be sure to tag me in your posts {my social media is tagged in the sidebar}, I would love to see your results & see you shine xox Suraya 


                    DIY: cowash

                    Hey guys, so today I’ve decided to share my DIY COWASH with you guys. Some of you may ask yourselves “what is a cowash?” , well… Co-washing is short for “conditioner-only washing.” It means skipping shampoo and relying solely on conditioner ( because sometimes we get lazy ) . My cowash recipe is natural and gives my hair that moisture & shine that it needs, it also makes my curls look flawless ( but you guys never see them because I always comb my hair out👀 ). Let’s get straight to it… 


                    You’ll need: 

                    1. a conditioner of your choice
                    2. 2 tablespoons of raw coconut oil
                    3. 2 tablespoons of raw Shea butter
                    4. 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 
                    5. a jar for storage 

                    What to do: 

                    Take your jar and fill 3/4 of it with your conditioner, next add your coconut oil, Shea butter & olive oil { I suggest leaving them out to melt a bit if they are pressed, if not just use a blender to mix all of your ingredients together } et voila your cowash is done & ready for use {use it like your basic shampoo}.  Feel free to add more oils such as Argan oil for increase shine and to cover the smell of the Shea butter ( as it can be strong ). 

                    Your cowash is ready to leave your hair feeling great. 

                    Conditioner by Mixed chicks available from www.mixedchicks.net

                    Coconut oil from DisChem

                    Shea Butter from family in Sudan 

                    Olive oil from your everyday supermarket 

                    I hope you guys found this post interesting/useful, I know that many other people use this recipe/ or ones similar to it, but I thought that it would be something that you guys would like to see. xox Suraya