Gold/Tulle OOTD

Hey guys!

So, I’m back with another collab featuring My Online Souk.

The lovely ladies over at MOS (find their website here) sent me another Diamanté-branded scarf to style – this time, it was black jersey scarf with gold detailing – which is obvi perfect for a wedding or an occasion that requires a lil’ bit of fancy.

Even though I’ve never styled/wore a jersey scarf as a turban before, I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to take on the challenge and make it work!
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{Video} Floral/Diamanté OOTD 

Hey Guys!  

Before we get right into the ootd post, I would just like to clarify something – it is true – I am still very much alive, even though my blog has been dead for a quite a while. 

I could bore you guys with deets of why I was basically MIA, but let’s be honest – that doesn’t really matter now. Just know, that this time I’m here to stay and going to be extremely disciplined when it comes to Veiled Beauty – I’ve finally decided to put my interests/passions/things that make me happy before anything else and so you can be sure that I will no longer be neglecting VB. (I’ve even got an Abaya giveaway (sponsored by Meem Abaya collection) in the process – it’s long overdue but it’s finally going to happen, so look out for that!) 

Now on to the actual post…

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Win: A POND’S Flawless Radiance Hamper

*Giveaway Closed*

 Congrats Nazeera and Bianca on being the lucky winners of this giveaway!

Hey guys! 

A few days ago, I reviewed the POND’S Flawless Radiance range here on the blog and I basically told you how POND’S aims to help you win the battle against dark marks – well, today I’m giving away 2 POND’S Flawless Radiance Hamper to help you do just that! 

Included in the hamper, is the POND’S Flawless Radiance Day Cream, Night Cream Anti-Spot Serum, BB Cream – basically everything to get your skin looking and feeling flawlessly radiant. 

How to enter:

If you have been following POND’S on any of their social media handles recently, you’re bound to be aware of their #beautifulhabits campaign – so to enter, all you’ve got to is share your #beautifulhabit for preventing and dealing with dark marks caused by delayed sun damage – be it using an SPF or wearing a hat, whatever it is, I want to know!

You can enter in the comments below or you can Instagram or Tweet me with your beautiful habit and the hashtag #BeautifulHabits .

Goodluck, beautiful ones!

Win the fight against dark marks with the POND’S Flawless Radiance Range

If you’re fighting a battle against dark marks, uneven skin tone or rough skin then I’m pretty sure you’re aware that none of the above, are easy battles to win. 

However, the guys over POND’S believes that their Flawless Radiance range, together with POND’S GenActiv™ COVER technology, is going to diminish dark marks and give you an even, more brighter skin tone! 

I tried out the POND’S Flawless Radiance Day Cream, Night Cream  and the BB cream and here are my thoughts..

The Day Cream:

I don’t have particularly oily skin – but I do tend to get oily around my t-zone halfway throughout the day and the POND’S Flawless Radiance Day Cream really helps to keep oil at bay. 

During my test-and-review period of this range, I used the day cream as a sub for my primer and it really did a wonderful job in keeping my skin moisturized and my foundation in place.

The Night Cream: 

I absolutely love this texture of this product. It’s super silky and just feels so luxurious on your skin. 

It’s a nifty product to add moisture back into the skin!

And now, on to my favorites..

The BB Cream in Chocolate and Beige 

What I love about these BB’s, besides being so affordable, is that it’s very light on the skin but it still manages to cover up the necessary marks and blemishes. The BB cream also serves a dual purpose of evening out the skin tone whilst covering marks and providing sun protection.

It’s also great for sensitive skin and won’t make you break out either, so those of you with acne-prone skin you definitely want to try this out! (Remember to do it on a tiny patch of skin first!)

When applying you literally need the tiniest amount. Like, a dot of this BB covers my entire nose – no kidding! And using less, means a longer lasting product which means it saves money too! If you’d like, you can purchase both the beige and chocolate shade and use them for highlighting and contouring your nose, cheeks and jawbones.
Definitely a product worth purchasing! 

Overall, I absolutely am loving the POND’S Flawless Radiance Range and would definitely recommend that you guys try it out! 

Male Beauty: Vaseline MENbody Extra Strength Lotion Review

Yup, I can finally confirm that this week is officially ‘Vaseline Week‘ on Veiled Beauty. With a male beauty product review today, the giveaway going live yesterday and of course, a little bit more about the great things that the Vaseline + Direct Relief Healing Project is achieving, tomorrow – so I really hope you guys do enjoy! Now on to the review..

A few weeks ago, I received a little package from Vaseline containing  their MENbody Extra Strength Lotion, for Sohail (read more about our male beauty reviewer here), to try out for 5 days and then share his results with you guys!
The Vaseline MENbody Extra Strength Lotion is a fast absorbing and non-greasy lotion formulated to deeply moisturize and relieve very dry skin and is infused with micro-droplets of Vaseline BLUESEAL Jelly that assists in restoring dry and damaged skin. 

Stronger, smoother and more restored skin is what this lotion aims to achieve to make your other half a Man of Extra Strength.

And so, here’s what Sohail had to say, after using the product for 5 days: 

“Honestly, before using the Vaseline lotion my body was extremely dry as well as itchy (mostly because I’m guilty of depriving my skin of lotion and moisturizer) and considering that I have been only using the lotion for about a week now, the results really are fantastic. 

I’ve been using the product every morning and evening and my skin feels so much smoother, it’s not dry and neither does it itch anymore. I’ve noticed a major change particularly around the elbow and knee area which can tend to get extremely dry, these areas are now really soft and smooth.

I particularly loved how moisturizing the lotion was and the fact that it absorbed easily into my skin once applied.

I also really enjoyed the fragrance of the product, it wasn’t too overwhelming like fragrances of other lotions tend to be and the easiness of getting the product out of the bottle was really a plus – there was no wastage of product or time.

Overall, this is definitely a product that is worth buying, its appropriate for everyday use and I will definitely recommend it to my fellow male counterparts!”

Don’t forget to enter the Vaseline giveaway on the blog here

All about the Vaseline Healing Project + Hamper Giveaway

Brands that take their corporate social responsibility seriously have a really special place in my heart and in my life – and Vaseline is one of such brands.

Together with Direct Relief, Vaseline is on a mission to help restore the skin of 5 million people living in vulnerable conditions by 2020. And considering that over 90% of HIV sufferers develop serious skin conditions but there is only 1 dermatologist for every 3-4 million people in the public sector of health care, the need for the Vaseline Healing Project is greater than we all realize. 
During this year, Vaseline has educated over 370 nurses, doctors and other medical professionals on essential skincare, through dermatological training, and effective treatment for their patients – and that’s just the start. 
Vaseline aims to improve skin health by donating both products and equipment to clinics in need and by providing training to healthcare workers along with a national initiative to bring training, treatment and relief to all South Africans in the upcoming months. 
If you’d like to read more about the Vaseline Healing Project or if you’d like to donate, check out their website here!

Now on to the giveaway..

It’s no doubt that Vaseline BLUESEAL is probably one of the most versatile products out there. With over 101 uses, including restoring cracked and dry skin, preventing further damage to scabs and cuts, soothing itchy skin and nappy rash, grooming eyebrows and perfecting your winged eyeliner, it’s a definite must-have for all homes.

Vaseline wants you to take care of your skin and is therefore giving one of you lucky readers a chance to win a First Aid Kit which every home needs along with the following products: 

  • 1 x 450ml Original PJ
  • 1 x 250ml Vitamin E PJ
  • 1 x 250ml Germ Safe PJ
  • 1 x 250ml Aloe Fresh PJ
  • 1 x 250ml Cocoa Butter PJ
  • 1 x 250ml Men PJ 

To enter, all you’ve got to do is comment below and tell me what your top 2 uses for Vaseline is – yup it’s as simple as that. 
May the odds be in your favour!

Male Beauty: Vaseline MENFace Even Tone Expert Moisturizer Review

Hey guys (pssht, no pun intended!), going forward, you can expect to find some really great reviews of  male beauty & grooming products from our very own (and very first, male beauty reviewer) – Sohail.

Sohail will be our very own Guinea pig for all aspects of male beauty and grooming (well, what else are younger brothers for?) and will be compiling reviews for all of the products that he tests out – like the Vaseline MENFace Even Tone Expert Moisturizer! 

I hope you (and your other half and any other male counterparts that may be lurking around on my blog of which I am unaware) enjoy Veiled Beauty’s new ‘Male Beauty Reviews’ section! Now on to the review..

Vaseline sent over their MENFace Even Tone Expert for Sohail to try out and share his thoughts on it with you guys.

But before we get into the results, let me tell you a bit more about the product. 

The Vaseline MENFace Even Tone Lotion is formulated to provide smooth, even-toned skin and 15x protection from the sun as it contains an SPF of 15. With continued use it aims to leave your skin restored and replenished without feeling greasy.

One more thing, don’t forget to head on over to Vaseline’s website (click here)  and upload a pic of your other half/family member and see what they would look like in the future with sun damage  and  if you share his ‘Worst Face Scenario’ on @vaselineza Twitter, you stand a chance to win a Sunglass Hut voucher or an adventure worth R10 000! Go on and check it out!

How funny is Sohail’s #worstface? 

 And so, here’s what Sohail had to say, after using the product for 2 weeks: 

“Ive never been one to stick to a facial skincare routine, but I ensured that every morning and evening, after washing my face, I used the Vaseline MENFace Even Tone Expert and I’ve definitely noticed the difference as my face  feels a lot smoother and more moisturizer.

I particularly love the fact that it contains an SPF of 15 because, as I mentioned before, I am not one to stick to a skincare routine or even apply sunblock for that matter, so this product definitely does a double duty – providing moisture and sun protection.  

The fact that the bottle has a pump attached to it, made it really simple to get the product out – and it also helped to control the amount of product that came out. 

This moisturizer also lived up to its promise of not being greasy as once I applied it, it absorbed quickly and easily into the skin and the pump made it really simple 

Overall, this is definitely a product that is worth buying, its appropriate for everyday use and I will definitely recommend it to those looking for a great moisturizer ! “

Event: Launch of The Hayaa Box | Photoshoot

If you’ve been active on Instagram lately, you are bound to have come across The Hayaa Box – if not, let me fill you in!

The Hayaa Box is South Africa’s first subscription box for Muslim women. Each month, you can expect a beautifully wrapped box containing one of THB’s signature maxi scarves (in a gorgeous colour, of course!), at least one sample-sized (international or local) makeup, skincare or lifestyle product and to top it all of, matching hijab accessories to complement the scarf of the month.

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