Win: A POND’S Flawless Radiance Hamper

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 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!

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!

A little piece of heaven named Teremok + 2 Teremok Spa giveaways

Towards the end of last year, I was invited to Teremok Spa in Umhlanga, Durban for a little pamper session on them – and last week, I finally found the time to visit their heavenly spa!IMG_4474

If you’ve never heard of Teremok Spa before, then you’re probably keen to learn a little more about them. Well, Teremok Spa (located at the tranquil Teremok Marine Lodge) is the brainchild of Debbie, Tracy and Kim Davidson. In June 2010, the Davidson trio transformed Teremok into an urban apothecary for clients to destress and relax – basically, they made it into the Teremok that we know (and love) today! You can expect to find two individually themed treatment rooms (Aqua and Orchid), a Koi pond, a relaxation room and even a retail space featuring Missibaba handbags and clothing from designers such as Michelle Ludek and Leigh Schubert amongst many others. This little hideaway offers you relaxation, tranquility and the opportunity shop – what more could one possibly ask  for?! IMG_4476 IMG_4381 IMG_4379

On opening the spa door, I was expecting to walk into a spa that had more of a clinical feel, you know, with white walls, modern furniture and minimal decor – so I was so surprised (and secretly elated) to find what I did. Everything was so beautifully decorated, from the breathtakingly gorgeous Persian rug, to the low-hanging rustic lanterns and don’t even get me started on those printed chairs – I.could.die! I just fell in love with everything! Sometimes it can be quite refreshing to move away from that ‘all-white clinical’ feel to something that’s a bit more rustic with an old-world charm. IMG_4374

Before my treatment, I lounged for a bit in the waiting room (as seen above) before moving into the relaxation room to enjoy an ice-cold glass of lemon/cucumber water whilst filling out the questionnaire/consultation form which will aid my therapist in customizing my treatment to my skin’s needs. IMG_4378-0 IMG_4380-0

My therapist, Gugu, was super friendly and spent a good few minutes just chatting to me about my skin concerns and even agreed to snap a mandatory selfie with me. I then headed off to the changing room to get kitted out for my treatments – and oh my god, how cute is the Teremok-branded cleanser and moisturizer?! IMG_4373 IMG_4182-0

Hanging crystals, a larger than life dreamcatcher and an exquisite white-out ‘shoal of fish’ wall art is what you can expect from the Aqua-themed treatment room at Teremok. Oh and the bed is heated too – yeah, it’s that awesome. Once, I was comfy, it was time to begin my treatments which included a Juliette Armand AHA Therapy Facial and a Mio Omega Massage. IMG_4377. IMG_4376

The Massage
The Mio Omega Massage (R500) was initially created for pregnant women, however it can be customized to a non-pregnant you through the use of different massaging techniques – which was done for me. I basically had a full-body massage with the focus being on my back and shoulders due to the amount of tension in these areas.
After the massage I definitely felt much more relaxed and stress-free and my body felt looser too. There’s just something about massages that can really transform the way in which your body feels. Also, the pressure applied during the massage was perfect which I think contributed to the amazing feeling I experienced after the massage.
Another aspect that I loved, was the heated mitts and booties, that were used after the massage and during the facial, to enhance the effect of the products used on my hands and feet.
Overall, it was a wonderful massage (I really thought a full body massage will be awkies but it wasn’t) and I will definitely have it again the next time I book at Teremok.

The Facial
Before the facial, I was rather concerned as to how my skin would react to Juliette Armand products. As you know, I have very, very sensitive skin and I’ve only ever been for Dermalogica facials so I wasn’t too sure how it all will go down. Gugu explained to me that JA products work really well with sensitive and acne prone skin and that even though I most likely will breakout after the facial, it will be due to the elimination of the impurities and not because my skin is reacting badly to the products – so I should basically stop stressing out.
The AHA Therapy facial is geared towards firming, hydrating, exfoliating and brightening the skin through the use of various JA products such as the 6% AHA Fluid, the 20% AHA Peel, the Hydra Latex Mask and the DNA Repair Serum & Cream amongst others.
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All of the products felt really amazing on my skin, none of them burnt my skin or resulted in an itchy sensation. The Hydra Latex mask was my fav due to its rubber texture – Gugu applied it straight from the bottle whilst wet onto my skin and after a few minutes, it transformed into latex/rubber and was removed from my skin in one go – no rinsing or washing, it just peeled off and was so fascinating!
After the facial, my skin felt so clean, hydrated and light as if I had no products on my skin whatsoever – and it looked even better! When I got home, everyone commented on how much brighter my skin was and on the glow that accompanied the brighter skin. I honestly have never ever received such phenomenal results from a facial before – and I’ve been for tons of Dermalogica facials in the past.
The next day, I did breakout around my cheek area, however, it did clear up after a few days. As you can tell from all that was said above, I really did enjoy this facial! I’m very excited about Juliette Armand products and might end up using them permanently in the future – especially the latex mask and the CC cream.
For my next facial, I’m kind off at war with myself because I want to know what the other facials are like but I also want to have this one again – decisions, decisions!

 

The Giveaways

So, I know this is the reason why most of you are reading this post – and if you just skipped ahead to this section, then shame on you!

There are 2 giveaways up for grabs:
One being the Juliette Armand Giveaway and the other a  Mio Giveaway.
Here’s what you can win and details on how to enter for Twitter and Facebook:

On Twitter

Juliette Armand You can win:

  • A Juliette Armand Basic Therapy Facial worth R380 and
  • Your choice of a Juliette Armand product to the value of R500

To enter:

  • Follow @Teremokspa, @Juliette_Armand and @veiledbeautyza on Twitter and
  • Using the #Teremoklove, tweet @teremokspa @veiledbeautyza and @Juliette_Armand and tell us why you want to be pampered.

Example: “@teremokspa @veiledbeautyza @juliette_armand I want to be pampered because I need a break from life #TeremokLove”

Mio Skincare You can win:

  • A Mio Omega massage worth R500 and
  • A bottle of Mio’s Liquid Yoga valued at R580.

To enter:

  • Follow @Teremokspa, @MamaMioSA and @veiledbeautyza on Twitter and
  • Using the #Teremoklove, tweet @teremokspa @veiledbeautyza and  @MamaMioSA and tell us why you want to be pampered.

Example: “@teremokspa @veiledbeautyza @MamaMioSA I want to be pampered because I need a break from life #TeremokLove”

On Facebook:

  • Like the Veiled Beauty and Teremok Spa Facebook Page
  • Comment on the post named ‘Giveaway’ located at the top of Veiled Beauty’s page and state which giveaway you want to enter as per the instructions in that post
  • Share the ‘Giveaway’ post.
     
     
    Competition is open to all SA residents provided that you will be in Durban within the year to complete your treatment (subject to appointment availability as per Teremok spa).
    You can enter both giveaways.
    You can enter on Facebook or on Twitter, you don’t have to enter on both channels – however, if you’d like to increase your chances of winning you may enter on both.
    Winner will be chosen at random.
    Competition closes on the 14th of April!

    And just in case you are wondering, you can find Teremok Spa at 49 Marine Drive, Umhlanga Rocks and you can visit their website here, you can also find them on Facebook and on Instagram!IMG_9118

Win: A Vaseline and POND’S His & Hers Hamper

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Congrats Anne! You are the lucky winner of this amazing his & hers hamper!

Guess what guys, it’s time for another giveaway! I love entering giveaways but even more so, I love giving you guys a chance to win some awesome goodies. So let’s see what you can win..

I’ve got a his & hers hamper valued at a whopping R670 to give away to one of you lucky readers. Included in the hamper is:

Hers: POND’S

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•Pond’s compact mirror
•Chocolates
Pond’s Flawless Radiance Facial Foam
Pond’s Flawless Radiance Bright and Fresh Even Tone Toner
Pond’s Flawless Radiance Visible Even Tone Day Cream
Pond’s Flawless Radiance All-In-One Expert BB Cream (beige or chocolate)

His: Vaseline MEN’s Face

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Vaseline toiletry bag
Vaseline MEN Face Deep Cleanse Face Scrub
Vaseline MEN Face 2-in-1 Cleanse & Shave
Vaseline Men Face Anti-Bump Moisturiser

To win yourself (and your other half) this fab hamper, all you’ve got to do is comment below and tell me why you’d love to win!

Good luck to all of you and may the odds be in your favour! The winner will be chosen at random and the giveaway ends on the 14th of Feb, so get your entries in before that.

Win: GITGH’s Birthday Giveaway with rain

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Congrats to Nadheera on winning these amazing products!

Errmagerd!! I can not believe that it is already a year since I’ve started Girl in the Green Hijab. Honestly, when I began my blogging journey, I never thought that I would have achieved as much as I did. I’m really grateful to all of you darling readers out there and all of the brands that have supported me thus far, it has been a wonderful year!
So, in order to celebrate GITGH’s 1st birthday as well as reaching over 45000 hits since November last year, rain has graciously sponsored a few goodies for me to giveaway to one of you lucky readers!

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I love rain products and their Bee Essential Remedies range is the bee’s knees! This range harnesses the active properties of honey as well as beeswax and propolis to bring you thee most moisturizing and soothing products your body has ever known. And like all rain products, the ingredients in the Bee Essentials range are organically grown or sustainably harvested from the wild. Even the packaging is handmade and reusable, recyclable or biodegradable.

The prize and deets:

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If you want to get your hands on their Milk & Honey Lip Balm (R55.00), Sunburn Salve(R140.00) and Body Polish (R85.00) all you’ve got to do is:

  • Follow me (@veiledbeautyza) and rain (@rain_africa) on Twitter and tweet: “I want to win with @veiledbeautyza and @rain_africa ” OR
  • Like both Girl in the Green hijab’s facebook page and rain‘s facebook page and share the giveaway post that’s on GITGH’s FB page.
  • Comment below telling me where you’ve entered!
  • For an extra entry you can follow me on IG too (@veiledbeautyza) – remember to tell me that you’ve followed me on IG in your comment 🙂

This giveaway ends on the 15th of December and the winner will be selected at random.

May the odds be in your favour,
Raeesa

Win: A “Free Palestine” pin-free scarf and burka from Jilbaab

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Hello and Salaams my dearies,

So, I don’t usually get involved in political issues or take sides, but sometimes showing your support and choosing a side is VERY necessary. I don’t intend to force my opinion and views on anyone reading this post, so if you aren’t in support of Palestine then feel free to just ignore this post and move on. Now on to the giveaway..
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So thanks to Humayra, of Jilbaab, I have both a “Free Palestine” Pin-free scarf and a kiddies burka to give away to one of you lucky ladies. The pin-free scarf usually retails for R130, of which R30 goes to Palestine, and the burka for R90, of which R20 goes to Palestine. It really is great way to show your support! If you’d like to read more about Jilbaab or would like to purchase either the pin-free scarf or the kiddies burka (or even a ladies one) then you can hop on over to Jilbaab’s website, Facebook page or Instagram.
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So if you’d like to be in the running to win both the pin-free scarf and the kiddies burka, all you’ve got to do is comment below stating that you support Palestine. Your comment should read: “I, insert name here, support Palestine.

The giveaway will end on  31 August and the winner will be chosen at random from the comments below!

 

May the odds be in your favour,

Raeesa

 

 

Win: An Abaya and Pin-free Scarf from Jilbaab

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Choosing the winner for this giveaway was extremely difficult for both Humayra and myself. So many of you guys entered (Shukran for that!) but unfortunately there is only one prize to  giveaway! We were initially going to choose the winner based on the best comment, unfortunately this task was impossible, as all you guys made such great cases on why you deserve to win! Seeing as all of you guys were deserving of the prize, H and I decided to randomly choose a name out of a hat in order to give everyone an equal chance. I know every one of you who entered the competition believes that your comment was the best and that you deserved to win, but please do not be disappointed or upset with Humayra or me – there are many more giveaways to come and Insha’Allah, every one of you will win something on my blog! Ameen!mid jul 017As Salaamualaikum Lovelies,

I’ve got great news for you! Being the blessed month of Ramadaan, Jilbaab in conjunction with GITGH, is giving you guys an opportunity to win a stunning Abaya and Pin-free Scarf for Eid!!

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So if you haven’t heard of Jilbaab before, let me fill you in! Jilbaab, the ultimate cover for Muslimahs, is the supplier of ladies burkas, abayas, abaya jackets, jilbaayaahs, hats, bands, pin-free scarves, bridal burkas and much,much more! If you’d like to check out more of what Jilbaab has on offer then you can hop on over to their blog or you can find them Instagram or on Facebook!

Okay, so now for the prize 😄 As mentioned before you can win an abaya and a pin-free scarf. Both of which are featured below and are from Jilbaab’s latest Eid range and is valued at a whopping R730 – yes, you may faint now!

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If you’d like to be in the running to win, all you’ve got to do is:
Comment below with your height (so we can send you an abaya in your correct size) and a few lines on why you should be the one to win this awesome prize!

That’s it! Super simple to enter, so there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t enter!

The giveaway will end on the 18th of July and the prize will be sent off to the winner on the 19th of July, Insha’Allah! We sincerely hope that the prize reaches you before Eid but unfortunately, as the delivery method of choice is ‘Post Office to Post Office’ neither Humayra or myself can guarantee this. So, if you are the lucky winner, make sure you do have a backup Eid outfit in case of any delays on the part of the Post Office!
And oh yes, the colour of the pin-free scarf sent to the winner will be decided upon by Humayra of Jilbaab!

Good luck dearies and may the odds be in your favour!
Raeesa

Win: A Classic Clutch from Hyde & Seek Leather

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Alleyah Kader of Hyde & Seek Leather (read all about them here) has given me an awesome Classic Clutch to give away to one of you lucky ladies!

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This Classic Clutch is made from bovine leather and is valued at R450! It’s totally versatile due to its color and size and is a must-have for any girl! It can be paired with a flowy maxi skirt and huaraches or with a pair of dark wash denims and heels – it really is a classic clutch!

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So if you’d like to win this stunning clutch, all you’ve got to do is:
1) Like GITGH’s Facebook Page;
2) Like Hyde & Seek Leather’s Facebook Page;
3) Comment below stating your Facebook name and that you have completed steps 1 and 2 above!

If you really, really want this clutch, you can earn more entries by:
1) Following @greenhijabgirl on Twitter and
2)Following @HydeSeekLeather on Twitter
If you’ve followed us both on Twitter, don’t forget say that in your comment below!

The giveaway will end on the 18th of July and the winner will be selected at random!

Good luck dearies and may the odds be in your favor!

Raeesa

Moonstar Fashion Accessories Review + Giveaway

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If you are an accessory lover like me, then you are going to love Moonstar Fashion Accessories. This online accessories store is the brainchild of sisters, Fagmeeda and Shaheema, and have grown so much since it’s founding in 2009. Moonstar stocks everything from scarves and tiaras to earrings and clutches, it’s basically your one-stop-shop for stunning and yet affordable accessories.

 

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These super sweet sisters recently sent me a package filled with goodies from their store which was so exciting and thrilling to open. I received a messenger bag, 2 cocktail rings, a set of silver bangles, a bracelet and 2 chains – yup, too cool, I know!

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When I ripped open the package and unwrapped all of the goodies inside, I already knew which were my favourites. The first thing that I spotted was the brown messenger bag. I love messenger bags, I simply cannot go shopping without one. They are so easy to carry around, it fits all of your essentials in it therefore barring you from storing any junk in there and they are just so darn cute. It was hard for me not to love this particular one as it’s the perfect size and such a versatile colour – a total YAY from my side!

Next, I attacked the accessories that were hidden inside the bag. Now, before I begin you should know something – accessories that are in shades of gold, bronze and rose-gold are my weakness, so when I see ’em, I’ve got to have ’em. I think it’s because colours in the gold family look so much better on Indian and olive-toned skin than silver does, but don’t get me wrong I still wear silver jewellery when the occasion and outfit calls for it, I’m not anti-silver now even though it may sound that way!

So from the accessories, this cocktail ring (R45) is definitely my favourite. It is absolutely gorgeous, and the flower within the resin is so pretty. I’m not sure if it’s real or just a craft one, but I love it nonetheless. The ring gives off this vintage vibe which makes it appropriate for both a day out shopping or a girls’ night out.

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My next favourite is this bronzish detailed heart pendant necklace. Pendant necklaces, and statement necklaces, are a definite must have for your accessories collection. They work so well with sweaters, maxi skirts, shirts and cardigans -basically, with every type of outfit. I have something similar to this one from Woolworths, but of course I paid like over R100 and this one is just R45, a total steal at this price!
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Now, on to the silver jewellery we go (see, I told you I wasn’t anti-silver!). When I first saw this huge blue cocktail ring (R45), I honestly thought it wouldn’t look good on my rather small hands – but I learnt that you cant judge a book..uh,a ring by it’s size? Yeah, that kind of makes sense. What’s special about this ring is that the shade of the ring is determined by the lighting in the room, so sometimes it’s dark blue and sometimes light but always so outstanding.
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The 4 items that I mentioned above are my ultimate favourites from the package I received, I like the others too but it’s just that I’m totally in love with these 4! I thought I’d share a few more images with you guys, just so you can grasp how beautiful all the items really are.

Brass Leaf Bracelet (R45)

Brass Leaf Bracelet (R45)

Silver set of bangles (R35)

Silver set of bangles (R35)

Handbag Chain (R45)

Handbag Chain (R45)

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If you want to purchase any of the items seen above or if you’d like to view more items please head on over to Moonstar Fashion Accessories Facebook page!

Now that that’s done, we can focus on the giveaway 😀 Fagmeeda and Shaheema have graciously sponsored an exquisite diamante headpiece, which can be worn alone or over your hijab, and is valued at R250. If you are not a fan of headpieces, that’s perfectly okay as this breath-taking headpiece can also be worn as a choker – I love 2in1’s!
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So you want this headpiece? Well, luckily for you entering is oh-so-easy, all you’ve got to do is:

  1. Like the GITGH’S Facebook page;
  2. Like Moonstar Fashion Accessories Facebook Page and;
  3. Comment below stating your Facebook name, and that you’ve completed steps 1 and 2 above!

The winner will be chosen at random and you have to have completed all of the steps above to be eligible for the prize. The competition will end on the 15 of June, so you have until then to enter.

 

Good Luck!

Raeesa