All about – The Hayaa Box

Hey beauties
So I’ve been planning this post in my head for the past couple of months now and I am finally able to sit down and write.
If you follow us on the gram, you know that I attended the launch event of The Hayaa Box, the brainchild of Jowhara Mahomed

The Hayaa Box

It was held at the Green with Envy restaurant in Durban, which also has a separate haul, specifically for events like these
The entire set up was super cute and minimal

Jowhara Mahomed: Founder of The Hayaa Box

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it, especially the socializing 

I got to meet some very inspiring ladies, and got to put faces to the names of some
Most of all, it was such a pleasure to meet Jowhara, a huge thank you to her for the opportunity to attend and also feature my product in your very first box, wishing her all the best in this venture of hers ❤️

Psst, Jowhara was featured in the September issue of Marie Claire Magazine, how awesome is that?!

You go girl! 

She also mentioned Vintage Beauty in her interview 🙌🏼

What exactly is the Hayaa box? You ask…
Basically, It is a monthly subscription box specifically aimed towards Muslim women, hence the name Hayaa, which means Modesty in Arabic

It’s rather exciting since it’s the first of its kind in South Africa
So like all other subscription boxes, you get a mix of goodies ranging from full size to samples

In every Hayaa box you will receive a gorgeous scarf, hijab accessories like pins and bands and some makeup and/or skincare samples

I was extremely thrilled when Jowhara told me that she wanted to feature Vintage Beauty in her very first box

It was an amazing opportunity to get my brand and product out there

Because, sometimes you are skeptical on whether to buy products, this way, you get it in your box with other amazing goodies, you have it, you can test it out, if you like it, you can purchase the full size, if not, no train smash!
So the 1st 3 boxes were themed as “Back to Basics”

Everyone needs a basic black, beige and grey scarf in their collection!

It goes with anything and everything and is easy to dress up or down
I am gaga over these scarves!

They are what I would call “maxi hijabs”

They are very broad and long, which is great to be able to create lots of different styles with it

They are cotton, super soft and sit well on the head, they don’t slip around and frame the face perfectly!

I personally love wearing it by folding it in half horizontally, that way it’s not too broad and also creates a more voluminous look instead of having a flat head hehe
Each box is launched at midnight on the 1st of each month and retails for R249 including delivery to your door

It’s a great way to grow your hijab collection and also gives you a chance to test out products you might just fall in love with!
Have you purchased a Hayaa box yet?

If not, what are you waiting for??

The September box is still available to purchase online, and their October box just went live on Monday, it comes with thee most gorgeous mint scarf that’s perfect to Spring 😍

Don’t forget to follow @thehayaabox on insta and post and tag them when you get your box ❤️


Eid Shopping Guide

I decided I’d do something a little different on the blog.

With Eid coming up, everyone has probably started shopping around for something to wear, different ways to drape the hijab and accessories. 

So I thought I’d compile a post to give some of you some direction. 

I’ve found some awesome online stores that ship all over South Africa and have thee most gorgeous accessories that will take even the simplest of outfits to super glam!

I will also add in some hijab tutorial pictures just for some inspiration. 

These are all on Instagram, so be sure to give us a follow @makeupastorm
This post will be up on our account so it will be easier for you just to click on the usernames and open their profiles, you can browse through their pics and if you see anything you like, then go ahead and contact them directly to order 😀


Accessories, Bags and Shoes

@skh_sa (arabic tatoos)


Now for some hijaab styling tips

Check out the following people on YouTube

Hijabs by Hanan
Dino Tokio
Muslim Queens
Ruba Zai
Saman Munir

Or just search for hijab tutorials and see what catches your eye!

Here are some pics for inspiration








Look at how a simple piece of jewellery can make such a huge difference.
I think it looks absolutely stunning!
You can even use a necklace that you already have or find a head piece from one of the above mentioned stores.

Happy Shopping! ♡♡♡

We’d love to see you guys eid looks and makeup looks. Tag us if you do decide to upload pics 😄

XOXO Makeup a Storm

Hijab Styles

Isn’t this gorgeous (both the style and model;)


How do you drape/tie your hijaab?
Share a picture or video link on your hijaab style.

Whenever Eid, weddings or special occasions come around, I always look for different ways in which I can tie my hijaab.
Everyday I tie it normally,  just drape it twice around my head and secure with a straight pin.

The above pic looks lovely. I’m gonna try it ASAP.

Check out Covered Girl Inc. On Facebook for gorgeous scarves/hijaabs

Enjoy 😉