Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose

I’ve been wearing Juicy Couture perfumes for years and years and years. One of my all time favourite perfumes is from Juicy Couture (Juicy Couture Eau De Parfum), so when I heard that they had added another perfume to their collection, I knew I had to have it. Some of you may know that I gravitate towards floral scents, so it was no surprise that the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose piqued my interest. I wanted to do a quick overview for you today of the latest addition to my perfume collection, just in case you too were on the market for a new scent.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rosé comes housed in a gorgeous glittery ombre bottle. I will be honest with you, I am quite superficial and do tend you lust a product more if the packaging is beautiful. But you don’t understand, this looks so pretty on my perfume shelf. I love the hot pink bow accent and the mini charm, sigh, it’s definitely my kind of perfume bottle. I believe it is inspired by champagne and rose, hence the sparkling finish.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose

This perfume is a perfect spring/summer addition to the line, It is described as ‘ an irresistible bouquet of honey-like pink blossoms, which pops with fizzy citrus perfection and is kissed by the glow of sensual amber.’ – a rather fancy description! I would describe it as a floral scent, with a fruity element to it which makes this perfume quite fun and alluring. It doesn’t carry a really heavy heady floral scent to it, which is actually a lot more appealing for day time wear as it sits on the skin nicer and isn’t overwhelming when you spritz it. It hasn’t got that heavy powdery quality that some rose perfumes have, which is a definite no no for me. Instead it has the balance just right.

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Here are the notes in the perfume:

The scent opens with the fresh fruity notes of Italian Mandarin and William Pear, intertwining with soft, dewy Jasmine Petals. At the heart there is Rose Centifolia next to White Peony and Jasmine Sambac, drying down with decadent Ambrox ,sensual Orris Absolu and warm Benzoin.

I always feel like ‘I knew it’ when I see notes of Jasmine, as more often than not when I like a perfume it usually has Jasmine in it somewhere. I’ve been really enjoying this perfume as of late, I wear it to work every day, and I even had someone comment on it. That’s when you know you’re wearing something nice. I also love seeing this bottle next to my other Juicy Couture perfumes, look how pretty they all look together like a little family!

Juicy Couture perfume collection

 I can’t get enough of Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose as of late and I highly recommend to hunt it down when you are next near a perfume counter, if only just to admire the gorgeous sparkly bottle. You can pick this up here for £36.50.

Speak soon, Tanzina x

New Video: UMAE & Day in London Vlog

Hi loves, to get back into the swing of things over here, I thought I would share a little vlog with you all that I recently filmed. I’ve been visiting UMAE (United Makeup Artist Expo) for the last 3 years so I thought this year I would take you too as it might be interesting for you if you haven’t been to UMAE or a makeup trade show. It was also one of my friend’s birthday so we pottered around Covent Garden, London for a little bit, finding a place to eat and just relax.

UMAE 2016

I ended up managing to climb into a pit of plastic balls, as you do, and overall it was a really nice day out. Apologies for the lack of more pictures, I keep forgetting to take a thumbnail picture for my videos!

Click on link to see video: link

I did pick up a few beauty bits on the day, so I will definitely share that with you all soon. I am in the process of editing that video for you, so I will let you know once it’s up. If you haven’t already please do subscribe to my channel, and don’t forget to give the video a like. Speak soon, Tanzina x

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Hi loves, I am back to reality from my post-engagement bubble and ready to share some beauty bits that I have been loving. Today I want to talk to you about Sleek Cream Contour Kit in Medium, as it is a palette I have been thoroughly testing out in the last couple of months. Sleek Makeup provided me with my very first contour product, their powder contour kit, way back when I didn’t even know what contouring was! I just remember looking for a matte bronzer in Superdrug and falling in love with Sleek’s offering. It is no surprise that I have fallen for the cream version equally as much.

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

The Sleek Cream Contour Kits come in Light, Medium and Dark. My skin tone is warm and tan, I think I’m a MAC 35-40 but I’m not 100% sure as I haven’t ever bought a MAC foundation, but for shade guidance I’m SB10 in Illamasqua Skin Base. For my skin tone, the Sleek Cream Contour Kit Medium was a perfect match. Let’s talk packaging. This product comes in a sturdy and slim palette, which also houses a useful large mirror. Inside you have 6 shades, which are a mix of highlighting and contouring shades. I love how compact this kit is, it is perfect for keeping in your daily stash or for travelling with.

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Although powder contour shades are still hugely popular, I do find that cream products blend out a little better and do look more natural and skin like. I found the consistency of these shades to be perfect, very smooth and velvety and a dream to blend. It is so important to get the consistency just right, too soft and it messes up easily and smears, and too hard and it doesn’t blend as it should. I am going to make quite a bold statement, the Sleek Cream Contour has the very best consistency I have found in ANY cream contour product I have used, it just blends beautifully. One of the best things about this product is that it sits well on top of other product, it is so annoying when you layer products and it disturb your perfectly applied foundation/concealer. This doesn’t disturb anything.

I also love the shade selection in the palette, I love to mix them up and create a gradient contour, I love to mix the highlighting shades together too, and I find the shades to be perfect for my skin tone. I think the other two palettes will be just as perfect for lighter and deeper skin tones to mine.

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

I think you can see where I am going with this Sleek Cream Contour Kit review, I love the new(ish) kit and this nifty little palette has replaced all my other cream contour products. I am still reaching for the powder contour products for when I am creating my ‘completely airbrushed’ look but for most days this kit is more than enough. I thought I would take some pictures for you guys to see this kit in action, without any other contour product. I’ll be honest, I kind of love how this look turned out. I also have another new Sleek product on, my lip colour is the new Sleek Matte Me in Bittersweet (review coming up).

It retails for £10.99 which I think is ridiculously affordable considering I’ve paid for over £20 for just one shade with other brands. This kit is now in store where they stock Sleek, or you can pick it up here.

I hope you liked my Sleek Cream Contour Kit review, I think it turned out to be one of those, I love this product full stop kind of reviews. But I really really do. I will be using it for more makeup looks and tutorials so don’t be surprised if this keeps popping up over here! Let me know what contour products you like, and if you’ll be picking this up. Speak soon, Tanzina

Britney Spears Maui Fantasy EDT

I want to quickly share with you today a new scent that has come my way. I don’t really talk about celebrity perfumes/EDTs, I feel like the majority of the time they are gimmicky and not long lasting, however there is one celebrity whose scents I have always bought and always have in my collection. Britney Spears fragrances are the no.1 best celebrity perfumes in my opinion, and ever since my first Fantasy Eau De Toilette way back when I was 15, I’ve always had a bottle at hand in my perfume collection. Oh my god, I have just realised I have been loving her perfumes for over 10 years! Today I have the latest edition to the Fantasy line, the Britney Spears Maui Eau De Toilette to share with you.

Britney Spears Maui

Britney Spears Maui

Let’s address the obvious, the packaging isn’t the most luxurious style nor is it elegant. I personally actually really like the original Fantasy packaging, but this one not so much. However once you get past that initial barrier, the perfume itself is rather special. It’s a true summer scent, inspired by Britney’s love of Hawaii (hence the prints on the bottle).

It’s a very fruity scent, and one I am actually enjoying. Sometimes I am a little bit of a snob when it comes to perfumes, but I can’t deny that I do really like this one. Fruity scents don’t always work for me, they can sometimes be a little too citrusy for me which I hate but this doesn’t have any trace of that. It’s a warm fragrance, and quite tropical as well with hints of vanilla in it to get it some depth. I would say try this out if you get a chance, I believe they are in store now, and I think you would be pleasantly surprised.

Britney Spears Maui

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This might not be the prettiest bottle in the perfume collection, but it is definitely one I will be reaching for quite often in the coming few months. Also, at £40 for 100ml, it is one I won’t feel guilty over when I get a little spritz happy and spray generously. If I could sum this perfume up in a scenario, I would say it reminds me of a summer day, somewhere abroad in a really nice beach, where I am lying back on the sand with this perfume in my beach bag. Wishful thinking indeed as I don’t think I’ll be going on a holiday this year!

 If you’d like to pick up this fragrance, it is now out in stores or you can pick up here online – link.

Speak soon, Tanzina x

I Got Engaged!

I have been a little missing in action, and for the first time ever I haven’t really been beating myself up about it! As you can tell from the title of this post, I got engaged! It’s a little surreal actually being able to say that out loud, and to have a ring on my usual ring-less hand. I thought I would share this special snippet of my life with you all, just in case you wondered where I had disappeared off to.

I Got Engaged

My best friend asked me to marry him officially at the beginning of last week, and last weekend we had our traditional engagement in front of both our families and friends. I’ve had quite a few people ask did you know it was coming and I sort of did. We are both Bengali, and traditionally engagement and weddings are done through our families. So we would tell our families, and then the groom’s side would approach the bride’s side and ask for her hand in marriage. Once that is done, the traditional engagement day is agreed and the party is organised. So as you can guess, I knew for a little while that we were to be betrothed to one another. What I didn’t know was that he was going to surprise me with the usual ‘Will you Marry Me’ proposal, I sort of thought he had left it too late and we were going to just do the Bengali traditional engagement, so that was pretty special.

I Got Engaged

I Got Engaged

I’m a little on cloud nine at the moment, it’s still crazy knowing that I got engaged to my best friend. When you dream about something for so long, it’s so surreal when it starts becoming a reality. P.S My best friend is very social media shy (complete opposite of me then!) so I don’t think he’ll be making an appearance here any time soon.

I Got Engaged

I Got Engaged

I did make some vlog footage, which I haven’t even had the chance to look at yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to compile it together for you all. Make sure you subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss the video when it goes up! Speak soon, Tanzina x