2 ways to spice up a simple button down 

Hey guys, 

Today I decided to play around with this simple black button down shirt from Woolworths and try to create some different looks based on what I’ve seen on Instagram. 

Let’s get to it… 

1. Backwards one shoulder look

This look is real simple to achieve ( honestly they both are ). Start off by putting on the shirt -backwards off course- and don’t forget to leave one shoulder out. Once you’ve adjusted the collar and it’s lying properly, button the shirt up ( a little help wouldn’t hurt ). Take the other sleeve and wrap it around your waist and pin with a safety pin ( you could use a pretty brooch ) 

2. Strapless, sweetheart neckline 

Button the shirt up until you’ve achieved the sweetheart neckline and everything sits tight. Take the sleeves and tie them around your waist. & voila simple as that. 

Styled with: striped jeans from Primark

Like I said these looks are simple and different. They make a statement and are easy to take a look from the office to cocktail ( or whatever 😉 ) I hope you guys found this post interesting. Keep up with me on my social media ( tagged in the sidebar ). 

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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 ) 

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