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 

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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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.