Dorco Razor Review

Good Morning loves! Welcome back to my blog. I have missed this space so much, I feel lately all I have been posting on here are just updates about my latest YouTube video. I miss chatting, and rambling, and talking about the latest products I’ve tried or the most recent look that I’ve created. Today I’m going to trying to get back into the swing of things, starting with a Dorco razor review.

When I first came across the concept of a razor subscription box via Dorco, I kind of kicked myself for not thinking up the idea myself. Who doesn’t need razors and new blades on a regular basis? Well I guess some lucky genetically blessed people don’t, but unfortunately I am not one of those – I fall more on the yeti side. I find replacing blades a little tedious, a) they’re bloody expensive and b) it becomes one of those things that you tell yourself you need to do but then just keep putting it off. I’ll be honest, and as gross as it might be, I am guilty of using a blunt razor for far too long. So when a Dorco box arrived on my doorstep, I felt like I finally found a solution that would make me feel more like an adult rather than a teenager stuck in an adult’s body. A major case of 13 going on 26 over here! It was only yesterday that I bought some back up tooth brushes, a sure sign of adulthood.

Let me tell you a little about Dorco, I don’t want to waffle on too much, but I do want to share the general gist of this brand and product itself. They are a brand that were established is 1955. What they offer is a variety of subscription boxes, which contain a razor handle and a number of blades. You can choose whether to subscribe to the box on a monthly basis or just try a box as a one off. The pack that I had the opportunity to try was one of the value packs. Retailing at just £6.75  for a razor handle and 2 blades, that to me was a good deal.

There isn’t a whole lot I can say about razors, because they aren’t makeup or skin care where there are lots more to say. I will say however that the razor provided a very good shave for me, and it was just as good as any brand I pick up at Boots or Superdrug. I was worried that the razor may be a little flimsy or poorly made but I am happy to report back that is definitely not the case and it is nice and solid. Overall, would I be purchasing the subscription box myself? The answer is yes, the price and convenience is too good to pass up.

The subscription you can opt into is for the following:

For £5.45 a month you can get 4 blades a month delivered directly to your front door and that includes free shipping too. The first month is currently £1 and will also include the razor handle. You can pick it up [here].

For me, the price is really good. 4 blades a month is a bit of overkill for me as I shave approximately once a week, so what I personally would do is stock up a few months’ worth of the boxes and then cancel my subscription once I had quite a few backups. When my stock begins to dwindle again, I would just re-subscribe and keep repeating the process.

That is it for my thoughts on Dorca. I hope you have liked my Dorco razor review, and don’t forget there a lot more options of razor blade combos on the Dorco website (here) so be sure to check that out. I feel quite good about the fact that I finally made an appearance here on the blog, so hopefully you will be hearing more from me. Speak soon, Tanzina x

A Bengali Bride: My Engagement Vlog

Hi loves! Another vlog for you and this one is my engagement vlog. I’ve promised this for you years ago (well at least a year ago) so I finally have delivered on that promise. A little late no doubt, but I hope you still enjoy it regardless. In this vlog you’ll get to see a teensy bit behind the scene of my engagement but for more details please do check out my Bengali Bride series.

My Engagement Vlog

You can watch my vlog [here].

Please do let me know if you enjoyed this video and would like to see more like it. I still have my Bridal Shower and Hen Do footage to edit and upload, so let me know if that is something you would like to see. Oh, don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already and give the video a like! Speak soon, Tanzina x

Wedding Guest Makeup Look + Hair Tutorial

On my social media I get quite a lot of requests for a Wedding Guest makeup look, so today I finally have one for you. Being Bengali, I attend a lot of weddings, and Asian wedding guests tend to wear a lot more makeup than the average western wedding attender. I usually do make effort for the weddings I attend and I try and show my look on Instagram hence why I get requests for tutorials of the looks I created. Today’s look is one that will go with most Asian outfits, especially as nowadays people tend to wear outfits with gold accents over silver accents.

If you aren’t from Southern Asia, and are thinking wow that is a lot of makeup for someone else’s wedding, and you’d be right to think that, but I guess we tend to go a little overboard with these things and it’s become a part of our culture. I think it is a trend that isn’t likely to go away any time soon. So now on to the makeup look, as it is a tutorial, I will let the video do the talking for me but you’ll find a list of the products I used below:

Products Used

Yes To Carrots Day Moisturiser
Soap And Glory Brow Archery Pencil in Dark Chocolate
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown
Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer in Nude
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Illamasqua Rose Gold Palette (Limited Edition)
Jouer Skinny Dip Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills World Traveller Palette (Limited Edition)
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner
L’Oreal Paris Paradise Mascara
EX1 Invisiwear Foundation in 10.0
Sleek Contour Kit in Light
CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunkissed
Becca Blush in Amaretto
Fenty Highlighter in Hustla Baby
Primark Lip Liner in Red Velvet
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Dolce K
Kiss Lashes in Peony

The eBay Brush Sets I use:

Set 1 – White Handle
Set 2 – Black + Rose Gold Handle
Set 3 – Pink Handle 
Set 4 – Rose Gold Handle

Click (here) to watch the video

I should apologise to you guys because I am so quiet on here. I don’t think I’ve been in the right mind frame and I’ll be honest, my motivation is sucking. If I want to carry on doing this for the rest of my life, I really need to pull my socks up. I am hoping to upload a few YouTube videos soon so keep an eye out for those, and remember to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss the latest videos.

Thank you so much for watching my Wedding Guest Makeup Look video, as always I’d love any feedback you have. Would you like more videos like these? Don’t forget to subscribe, like, comment and all those lovely things. Speak soon! Tanzina x

Fenty Beauty Mean Money Hustla Baby Swatches

I’ve been hoarding my Fenty Beauty products for a while now, and finally can start posting about it as I have created a swatch video for my new Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo. I really wanted to do a video on Fenty Beauty Mean Money Hustla Baby swatches, because when there is a huge hype around a product, sometimes pretty pictures just don’t give you the information you want on the product.

Fenty Beauty Mean Money Hustla Baby Swatches

First Impressions:

I really liked the packaging, like really liked it. I think it has a good weight for a highlighter, love the shape and the fact that it isn’t too bulky and how the mirror has Fenty written on it in teeny tiny writing. In terms of the highlighters themselves, I like the size and how there is two options. Of course Hustla Baby is the standout highlighter but I don’t think Mean Money should be ignored. I liked that there was a more subtle highlighter as they are hard to come by and I’m a little addicted to highlight and think Mean Money would be perfect for work days when you don’t want your highlight too much ‘on fleek’.

Shades:

Mean Money is described as a soft champagne sheen whereas Hustla Baby is described as a supercharged peachy champagne shimmer. If you’ve watched my video you’ll know which one is my favourite (if you haven’t, then watch it! It’s less than 3 minutes long). I really want to try using Mean Money as a setting powder under my eyes, I don’t know why that is appealing to me but it is. I’ll let you know how that works out.

Longevity: Powder products tend to last well on me, my skin is quite dry, so maybe that helps? I found both highlighters to last me day to night, I didn’t actually time the wear, but I would say it easily lasted over 8 hours on me.

Overall: I love it. I’m so impressed by the fact that this isn’t just a brand that had a celebrity name stuck on it to make money. It seems like the products are genuinely really good quality and a lot of the products are quite unique and just not the norm in mainstream beauty (especially the new Fenty range that is coming out). The highlighter is finely milled, feels silky, isn’t chalky and just the perfect size. I really like the mirror and just am impressed overall. I don’t like the fact that in the UK it is only stocked in Harvey Nichols. I wish it was stocked in somewhere like Debenhams or John Lewis, stores that are found more easily locally – but hey maybe that’s just a tactic to make it more exclusive. Either way, it’s available online so other than base products, I feel like by reading reviews I’ll be able to shop online easily.

Price: I don’t think the products have been overpriced, which again is refreshing. You are looking at MAC prices for the Fenty range, which is nice because they easily could’ve charged more and still had the same demand for the range I think. The highlighter retails for £26 and you can pick it up here.

You can watch the video [here]

I really hope you like watching my XX swatch video, and it is helpful for you when it comes to choosing which highlighter will suit you. Of people of my skin tone, hands down choose XX, it is the most flattering shade for tanned skin like mine. Do let me know if you have any questions, I’d be more than happy to help. Also let me know if you like videos like these that are quick and easy to watch. Speak soon! Tanzina x

A Bengali Bride: The Pre Engagement Vlog

Hi loves, you’d think the Bengali Bride series is one I’ve forgotten but you might be glad to know that I haven’t. First year if marriage is full of events and ups and downs, and I guess I haven’t been committed to my blog as much. It’s okay, I let myself off, because I don’t want to miss living in the moment. However now, over a year later I finally have a vlog up on my YouTube channel of the pre engagement/pre cinipaan activites and I wanted you to check it out.

I’m not going to go on about the Cinipaan and what we got up to, there’s lots of detailed blog posts on that which you can have a read of here:

A Bengali Bride: The Engagement Party

A Bengali Bride: The Engagement Party – Outfits

A Bengali Bride: The Engagement Party – Taals

Even though it was so hectic, and despite not being able to catch everything on camera amidst the chaos, it was still one of the most amazing moments of my life. Watching everything play out on a video, it makes me crave making taals and being in a wedding house all over again – I can’t wait till my cousi/sister/brother get married and our home is once again turned into a party venue. It was epic.

Make sure you check out the vlog, though my blog posts are detailed, it’s so different watching things happen right in front of you. I really hope you enjoy it as it is a slice of my life that I am sharing, so it feels a little precious to me.

You can watch the video [here]

I really hope you enjoy/enjoyed watching my Pre Engagement Vlog and I would love your feedback on it. I have a few more videos I need to work on, especially the actual vlog from my cinipaan day. Make sure you comment, like, subscribe and all those lovely things as it really does motivate me to be more active on these sites.

Speak soon, Tanzina x