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Help for dd2 please

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DD2 is 15 and a complete and utter tomboy. She needs 3 things and I need your help please to find them!

1) a facewash for spotty teenage skin that won't tear her face to pieces
2) a tinted moisturiser or foundation which won't turn her orange
3 - and this is the biggest and most terrifying one) a prom dress!

Help please. This is the girl who lives in too big jeans, men's t-shirts and hoodies and refuses to go clothes shopping, ever. Agh!

rootypig Fri 05-Apr-13 20:24:51

That JW Anderson is great.

Those Jones and Jones types at Topshop have loads of prom type things - white (that style also in green, yellow, orange) and yellow (that style also in green and orange)

sorry if am barking up wrong tree, prom not usually my style!

where are you based OP? sounds like you need a day out together trying on and doing makeup (would do dresses first when you're feeling fresh, then lunch / make up counters)

ygritte Fri 05-Apr-13 20:25:47

The Elemis range is sold in larger branches of Superdrug. At Xmas TTY hey had some great value gift sets so maybe they could be found fairly cheap online now.

Soap and glory primer and foundation in one is light and not orange.

Just shown her this thread. She has pulled faces at every single one of them so far. Agh.

Hmmkay Fri 05-Apr-13 20:26:38

Sorry, just noticed you said no online shops!

Hmmkay Fri 05-Apr-13 20:27:35

Does she prefer more smart style prom dress or fun style prom dress?

She said this was 'alright' (high praise indeed) except for the colour and the back!

teta Fri 05-Apr-13 20:27:48

My eldest is a tomboy too.She finds Clinique facial wash and the clarifying lotion good for her skin and it doesn't irritate her.We always find something at TK Maxx-either online or instore for party dresses.Lily Lolo is good for mineral foundations and do small tester pots for colour matching.

rootypig Fri 05-Apr-13 20:28:22

What's your budget? I have an hourglass friend who looks fab in some Whistles dresses, the ones with defined waists eg this and I think their fabrics and cuts are worth the money

Hmmkay - just something as plain and and unobtrusive as possible, I think!

rootypig Fri 05-Apr-13 20:30:53

I am grin at the faint praise! whoop.

can she be more specific about what she doesn't like about the back? she wants a low back?

Thanks Teta - will see if can get a sample of the Clinique.

Budget = not Whistles! There's really no point paying more than £60/70 for something she will inevitably not like much and will certainly never wear again. smile

No - the back is a v back and she wants a 'normal' back!

Hmmkay Fri 05-Apr-13 20:32:27

Some of these miss selfridge dresses look kind of similar to the one you posted?

rootypig Fri 05-Apr-13 20:32:54

similar but with nicer back

Hang on - I think my link was wrong. The white one was 'okaaaay' except it's too white and too puffy. This one was alright except the colur and the back.

Hmmkay Fri 05-Apr-13 20:33:15

The black 3d flower dress on that page i just posted perhaps?

Crossed posts, rooty. smile

Miss s=Selfridge - would never have thought of there and it looks like there's quite a lot of the 'right' shape there.

Hmmkay Fri 05-Apr-13 20:35:21

Miss selfridge are pretty good if you don't want to spend a fortune too wink

roughtyping Fri 05-Apr-13 20:35:55

What about Oasis? I love them and in youngish (I'm 27, how desperate am I wink)

rootypig Fri 05-Apr-13 20:37:08

oh sorry, got the back business backwards grin, ignore suggestion above! can she say what 'normal' is? high? or like, a U shape? square?

yy to the budget, that definitely makes sense!

rootypig Fri 05-Apr-13 20:38:22

ha so many cross posts, I am utterly carried away!

<<thinks pityingly of own DD, 5mo grin>>

She's pulled faces at everything in Oasis, Warehouse and Miss Selfridge now. confused

Anything too baby dollish (ie a lot of the Miss S ones) would probably draw attention to her boobs and she'd hate that. I think for the same reason, the pale coloured ones are putting her off too.

Hmmkay Fri 05-Apr-13 20:39:16

The ones in the "skater dress" section look similar to that style too and some like this one look maybe a bit funkier and less "fluffy". Although not sure if too casual for a prom still?

Your turn will come, Rooty. smile DD1 loved the whole thing and we had a brilliant day in London choosing her dress for post-GCSEs. She's already bought her end of 6th form one too. Then again, it's much easier when you are 5'9 and a size 6 to 8, who loves clothes! Sometimes I wonder how they can both be mine tbh. smile

JoyceDivision Fri 05-Apr-13 20:43:21

Your dd sounds like a younger version of me1 grin

I am using this at the mo daily use]]and this once a week both have helped spotty skin loads and very gentle!

Dresses not too girly for boobs? Try very cool! also v cool!or treat her and go nuts with one look at all the very cool fabric swatches! Can specify bra size too!

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