Wishlist Wednesday #3 – Escentric Molecules & Tangle Teezer

Hi loves, welcome back to my beauty blog. For what feels like the longest time, it has become a bit of a life/wedding blog and although this will continue for a while, that doesn’t mean that beauty has been forgotten about. So if you are just here for the beauty aspect, welcome to my first beauty blog post of 2017. This one is a simple Wishlist Wednesday one, of a couple of things that have really caught my eye.

Usually Wishlist Wednesday is supposed to be reserved for one item/one brand but since it is me who is making up the rules, I guess I can break them right? Today I am catching up with all the blogs I follow after MONTHS – and an item I have been coveting keeps appearing over and over again. This is none other than Escentric Molecules – Molecule 01 perfume. I have been hearing about this magic in a bottle perfume for years now, no exaggeration, and I don’t really know why I haven’t picked it up yet. If you don’t know about this perfume and have been living under a rock, Molecule 01 is ‘a scent that has a subtle, velvety, woody note which will meld with your natural pheromones, vanish, then re-surface after some time, making it totally individual and personalised to the wearer.’ I need to make this mine in the very near future, it sounds right up my street. As we speak, I have just read another blog post about this perfume, this one by Pixiwoo (read here). Now I really really really want need it. You can grab it too from just  £27.00, pick it up here.

The second item that caught my attention was a product that also quickly went from the ‘want’ category to the ‘need’ category. I have a Tangle Teezer style of hair brush that I use every day and like, but I have never tried an original Tangle Teezer and I think it is about time that I did. I spotted the ‘Tangle Teezer Original Prepare & Perfect‘ gift set over on the Tangle Teezer website and quickly decided it was crucial to my general well being and happiness. This little bundle contains the original award winning Tangle Teezer, coupled with Blow-Styling Tool brush. I haven’t quite found the perfect blow drying brush yet so I am hoping this might do the trick for me. I’ve just started using my new Parlux Powerlight 385 hair dryer so if I find the perfect brush to go with it, I’ll have perfect silky shiny locks in no time. See how I justify things? I will definitely be cementing this into my wish list for sure. You can pick up the Salon Elite version here for £19.90 with free P&P OR the Original version here for £25 with free P&P. I think I want the original version.

Note for Husband: As you know my birthday is coming up, these will be greatly appreciated. Mind you, the chance of him reading my blog is so slim, I am more likely to be gifted these by the tooth fairy than him! Sorry bank account, you might have to foot this bill.

Do let me know if you have anything on your wishlist that you think I might like. I’m always looking for new ways to fritter away my money. But just remember, the items mentioned in this post are essentials, not frivolous wants. So I’ll keep telling myself. Speak soon, Tanzina x

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.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose Eau de Parfum =

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

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

The Body Shop British Rose Collection – Mother’s Day Idea!

I wanted to share with you today a collection that has recently launched at The Body Shop. I thought it would be a great idea for a Mother’s Day present or even as a gift for yourself! The very first Mother’s Day present I ever bought my mum with my own money was actually The Body Shop Grapefruit Shower Gel, and I kid you not, till today it is still her go to shower gel. I was really intrigued by the The Body Shop British Rose collection as I am a huge fan of rose scents and so is my mum, so I felt like this could be a winner for the both of us. Let me share some of the bits from the collection with you.

The Body Shop British Rose Collection

The Body Shop British Rose Collection

So the collection has quite a few products ranging from soaps, shower gels to of course the traditional Body Shop body butters. I wanted to do a quick overview of the bits that I got and share with you my first impressions.

British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence

British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence

So this is described as a body lotion with an ultra-light texture. I’ll be honest, I don’t moisturise as much as much as I should as I hate waiting around for my moisturiser to absorb and unfortunately I am at that age now where my skin is paying for it. This body essence sinks into the skin so quickly, it seems like the hybrid product I have been looking for. Obviously I haven’t tried it out long enough to see a long term difference, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this pops up in my favourites soon. I also really like the pump as it means less effort for me, I can leave it on top my drawer to remind me to use it as just pump it out when I am ready. I know, lazy me. This smells really lovely as well, the scent is a fresh rose scent, it reminds of fresh roses in the rain. This is actually Body Shop’s first Body Essence, I hope they bring more out in difference scents. You can pick it up here or in store for £15.00

British Rose Petal-Soft Hand Cream

British Rose Petal-Soft Hand Cream

I love The Body Shop hand creams, and this one is no different. This isn’t a really rich hand cream, so if you are looking for that you might be a little disappointed. Don’t fret Body Shop have a whole selection of richer hand creams. However for me this works really well as it absorbs instantly and isn’t greasy meaning I can type away at work without having to worry about greasy keyboards! The scent isn’t too strong either, meaning it isn’t distracting as I hate strong smelling hand creams which annoy me when I eat. You can pick this up here or in store from just £4.00

British Rose Exfoliating Soap

British Rose Exfoliating Soap

If you are on a bit of a budget, or just wanted to try something small from the range, you could pick up the British Rose Exfoliating Soap. This promises to cleanse and exfoliate and contains real rose petals. You can pick this up here or in store for £4.00

British Rose Eau de Toilette

British Rose Eau de Toilette

Last but definitely not least, the British Rose Eau de Toilette. This is both mine and my Mum’s kind of scent. Looks like we will just have to share the bottle! This EDT is perfect for the coming Spring season, it is so fresh but also not overpowering either. It’s definitely not the grandmother-y rose scent I was worried it might be. It’s light and I think the best description for it is that it smells like a bouquet fresh roses. I’m looking forward to using this both by itself and also layered with other perfumes. This retails for £19.00 and you can pick it up here.

I hope you like this peek at The Body Shop British Rose collection and it’s given you some ideas, whether it is for your Mum or for yourself (I promise not to judge). My favourite from the collection is the British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence, although the British Rose Eau de Toilette is a close runner up. I’ve got my eye on the shower gel so once my current one runs out I’ll be stocking up on the British Rose Shower Gel. Speak soon, Tanzina x

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche Review

Hi loves, I am an absolute lover of all things perfume related and am constantly getting new additions for my collection. If I am honest, my perfume collection has gotten a little out of hand… however every time a new perfume catches my eyes, I have to have it. Today I wanted to do an Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche review, as it is a perfume I have had for a couple of months so I know I have had it long enough to form an opinion on it.

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche Review

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche Review

The name, Untold Eau Fraiche, gives away the fact that this is a very fresh scented perfume. Fraiche can be translated as crisp, dewy, fresh, lush in English which I think describes the perfume perfectly. This is the second perfume I am trying from the Elizabeth Arden Untold line, the first being Untold Absolu which ended up being my birthday scent (I spoke about it here). This is much lighter, crispier variation which is also more fruity and zesty on the skin. I usually gravitate towards strong, heady scents which are more evening appropriate so I was really intrigued to see if I could like a perfume like this. I was very pleasantly surprised as I found to be fresh but not too citrusy, with white floral notes which really appealed to me. It isn’t overpowering at all, and very day appropriate with light woody notes adding a little bit of warmth to the scent.

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche Review

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche Review

I am definitely not a lover of ‘day’ perfumes, the bright floral and citrusy perfumes, but I do find a lot of my perfumes are a little too heavy for a day in the office. This perfume is the perfect in between, I think it also helps that this is an Eau de Toilette hence why it isn’t too overpowering for me to wear. It’s light but with some depth, fruity without heaps of orange notes thrown in and floral without making you smell like freshly cut grass. Here are the notes of the perfume:

Top: Sparkling White Tea, Mandarin, Lush Green Pear

Mid: Freesia, Lily of the Valley, Orange Flower

Base: Cashmere Woods, Musk, Vetiver

Looking at the notes of this perfume I think it must be the base notes of woods and musk which makes this so appealing to me, as it adds that layer of warmth to even out the perfumes ‘freshness’. Like I mentioned above, bright floral/fruity scents really aren’t my cup of tea and this perfume has just the right amount of depth to make it a winner for me. In terms of packaging, which I am a sucker for, this comes in the same beautiful unique bottle as the other Untold collection perfumes come in. The bottle has some weight to it which is always attractive as it makes it feel luxurious. The perfume itself is a unique pastel green colour that lends itself to its name, Fraiche.

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche Review

One of my favourite thing about this perfume is that it isn’t really that easy to get hold of, unless you know where you are looking. It isn’t available on all Elizabeth Arden counters, and is only available at selected Bentalls and Beales stores and online at http://allbeauty.com/. I am a little precious about everyone wearing a perfume I love, I know that’s a little mean, but I do like having own little secret scent. You can’t have a signature scent if everyone you come across is wearing it too!

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche 100ml RRP £63.00 (£43.95 here) Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche 50ml – £45.00 (£37.50 here)

I always try to use perfumes for a few weeks at least just so that I can report back on it properly, as perfume is such a personal product and the experience can vary depending on your mood – hence why it has taken me so long to write this post! I hope you liked my Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraiche review, and if you have any other perfumes you would like me to talk about just let me know. Love, Tanzina x