Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Latest Beauty Reviews...

Hey everyone,

So my skin regime has been working really well on the whole recently (if you want to see the current post click here), but I noticed that tee tree alone was not strong enough to really get shot of my spots. So about two weeks ago I decided to pick up the Superdrug Deep Action anti-blemish gel which it claims has the maximum concentration of salicylic acid allowed, and based on the results I have seen so far, I'm impressed and a proper review will come after a months use. 

Also I've been loving some lip products. First are two lip balms, one is the Lip Service from Lush which is very healing and good if you have dry or chaffed lips. It is very solid when you get a new tin but it soon melts with body heat and becomes a perfect consistency, which when applied to the lips is just perfect. It is very neutrally tasting so perfect if you have a favourite flavour gloss to go over the top as it won't ruin it.

But then my tin of Lip Service, which had been outlasting everything in my make up bag, got used up and so I bought my second lip product, which was the Nivea Essential Care lip balm. This is an old classic but personally I used to hate the taste of the balm, which I know is only minor to how well it works, but on trying for the past days I've learnt to really love it and it's healing properties are better than any of my other Chapsticks, so for now I am choosing nourishment, especially in this colder weather where my lips dry out a lot.

So finally to a face mask. I love doing a weekly mask and I previously was using the Tea Tree on from The Body Shop, but I had loads of Lush pots cluttering up my room so I exchanged 5 of them for my ultimate mask Catastrophe Cosmetic. It is blueberry based and smells divine as well as containing calming calamine which is very great at bringing down redness if you are having a bad skin day. The mask dries nicely but as it has so many healing and soothing ingredients it doesn't actually dry out your skin and is perfect in my opinion!

I hope you all enjoyed my beauty reviews,

See you soon for a fashion week related post
All the best,
LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥️  

Friday, 26 September 2014

Be in tip-top condition...

Hey all,

It is rather ironic that I am writing this post as I am watching Strictly Come Dancing,which is by far the most sparkly TV show ever, and I am talking about my new love - embellished tops. Not only are they the perfect evening outfit but they also often don't require jewellery as they come with essentially a necklace attached.

I actually just bought this one from Dorothy Perkins (and all-be-it fitting well) I will be wearing it soon! DP have a really good offer of up to 30% off at the moment if you are interested.

Image from Dorothy Perkins.com

Some other styles of embellished tops that I found while looking online:

I love the colour of this one and I think it would go well from work to the bar after ;)
Image from Wallis @ Debenhams.com

This one again is very smart and a good autumnal colour, I think it would look amazing styled with a Chelsea boot.
Image from Principles by Ben de Lisi @ Debenhams.com

So I hope you all feel slightly sparkly now, Strictly was interesting tonight but I can see a few who are doing well straight out of the gate .
Anyway next post is my beauty reviews,
Hope you are well,
LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Thursday, 18 September 2014

My Favourite Nail Polish Atm...

Hello all, 

My beauty reviews are coming soon but as I am still testing the products, I wanted to post a review of my favourite nail polish of the moment, instead. 

The polish in question is the Kiko Nail Lacquer in Shade 303 Beige Chrome (currently £3.90) not only is it inexpensive but it is a great colour that suits all outfits. 
One coat is good enough for a sparkly top coat action as it is can be applied slightly sheerer with a think swipe of the nails, but two coats are recommended for the fullest colour. 

I then also apply a top coat. The one I have is the Sally Hansen Mega Shine which just causes the sparkle to, well, shine and helps the polish last. 

I find the polish lasts 4/5 days depending on what you do. Which is great considering it's price! The brush is fairly wide for easy application and it's by far the best polish to apply by yourself. 

I would recommend Kiko to anyone as I love there other beauty products too!

Anyway speak soon,

LDN xx♥️

N.B. This post is not sponsored and I my hope is to post one beauty and one fashion post a week :) 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Finding the Queen of Jeans...

Hey all,

I wanted to post this on Sunday but me and my mum spent the day in Greenwich at the market and visiting the Cutty Sark so by the time I got home I was very tired and thought I would post this morning with a fresh head. 

So first off I found the perfect pair of jeans! I can't believe it! I had tried looking in some of the stores in my previous post but they didn't look as good, and then after a trip to the gym I popped into Sainsburys and found the holy grail of jeans! 

They are currently in the wash but I will post an ootd soon with them in. Basically they are a dark indigo wash so will wash to my favourite shade of deep to light indigo and are a slim fit which I think suits me better than a skinny/super skinny wash would. They also have brown detailing and zip details at the bottom of the leg. They are a really nice addition to my wardrobe and I am looking forward to finding a wider range of coloured trousers (as I have many, many tees). 

Anyway a beauty post is due this week once I've created an initial review on a few products I've bought recently, some will be very initial review and some I've tested out for a few months. 

Speak you all soon, hope you are having a lovely week,

LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥️

Monday, 8 September 2014

The hunt for the perfect jeans...

Hey all,

I am planning to post twice a week on this blog from today, a proper schedule at last, as long as everything goes ok.

This post is personal but I hope it will help others. Recently I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans, and boy is it hard.

My beloved but slightly-dead-now jeans were from Mantaray and were in the slim style and dark blue wash. These no longer exist which has sent me on a treasure hunt for the perfect (again) jeans.

My problem is that finding my light wash jeans was easy, as New Look had the perfect type, but I now want a darker wash and I haven't been loving the current washes out there. Some are too grainy as if they have been attacked with sandpaper, while the trend in acid wash has meant that straight fading is increasingly hard to track down.

This is the list I whittled down from the many that are online:


Now the first two seem dark online but I am suspect about the colour as they are described as light, the Topshop ones I have read reviews on and they seem to be ankle grazers which I am not keen on, whereas the final two and the middle Debenhams pair seem close.
The final part of the mission is the trying on, now I am an awkward in between size so I will go into store some time this week, attempt to find these and try them on, with a report back to come thereafter.
What do you guys think of these?
Speak on sunday,
LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥