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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!

Doilooklikeatourist Sat 13-Apr-13 22:34:30

To whoever recommended little mistress , thankyou !
I we ordered DDs prom dress dress on Tuesday , and it arrived today ( Saturday ) and it's lovely !

Not all of those links are working for me, Joyce, but deffo on the right lines from what I can see. I guess it will depend on what colour hair she decides on too!

Thanks for the help, Roughty. smile

So re bags -

if red hair - red bag or bright pink maybe?
if white blonde - bright blue maybe?
if blue - presumably blue?
if purple - bright pink or purple?

What do you think?

JoyceDivision Mon 08-Apr-13 21:28:23

oops, sorry, last one was supposed to be this here

JoyceDivision Mon 08-Apr-13 21:26:22

now you bring up bags!


french connection and very bright!

nw look acid yellow

rather like this for me!

slime green?

muted neon green or bright minty green?

this is like shopping without spending money grin

roughtyping Mon 08-Apr-13 21:16:09

Fab! So glad she found something.

Feel smug that I suggested/love oasis now! grin wink

Aww thank you. smile

She chose thse shoes and we're going to look for a bright clutch, we think. Lulu Guinness would be good, if we were rich!

JoyceDivision Mon 08-Apr-13 20:57:59

that's a lovely dress, very understated and your DD can funk it up or down for loads of different occassions!

Could def see a pair of these shoes with it!

Have a lovely prom night RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie's dd grin

Found it It looks lovely on her.

Thanks, Rooty.

Well, we've been to town today and managed to get a dress AND shoes AND shoes for dd1, all in the same trip! It was far, far easier than I thought it would be too.

Can't find it online but it was on the sale rail in Oasis and is just a v fitted black 50s style, just above the knee. She's got polka dot wedges to wear with it and we'll find her a zany clutch of some sort in another trip.

We also got some super pale foundation.

Thank you very, very much for all of the help. smile

rootypig Sat 06-Apr-13 23:05:14

I think DD's ideas on make up are marvellous and entirely to be encouraged. I wish I had the courage of my feminist convictions in the same way.

anyway, came to say - for her skin, just remembered - Cetaphil. brilliant for teenagers. in fact for everyone.

Thanks all. We'll certainly do that if needsbe, It'sAllGoingToBeFine.
Spray tans, eh? Ye gads. I suspect she would be horrified at the idea - this is the girl who says that make up is anti-feminist!
Have had several of the Garnier face washes before (eg I know we had the grapefruit one but dd1 didn't like it) but will look out for the deep pore one.

Fairylea Sat 06-Apr-13 18:24:01

Garnier deep pore wash and duac gel which is available from the gp for the spots. Honestly. I worked in skincare for 10 years and these are my fail safe product recommendations for spot prone skin and I use them myself. I've even had people make a special effort to track me down to thank me for recommending them (when I sneakily worked on clinique and chanel and I'd still reccomned the above products over spending masses on premium products as the active ingredients in them work, and they are gentle on skin).

Dramatically different oil free from clinique is a great teen moisturiser that won't cause more spots. Make sure it's the oil free one though.

I'd go for a concealer just where needed and a dab of powder along the t zone if shiny rather than a tinted cream .. even if it says oil free etc it's just going to fill up the pores. Just put concealer where needed.. maybeline (probably spelt wrong) and no 7 do some very good lighter shades.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 06-Apr-13 18:15:04

Oh, and instead of tinted moisturiser/foundation which may feel weird if she doesn't wear make up how about an all over spray tan (of the subtle non-orange variety), would make the dress look better too.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 06-Apr-13 18:13:40

Would it be worth finding something she almost likes, and then find a tailor dressmaker to alter it eg change neckline/hemline etc? Alterations aren't usually particularly pricey and can make an ok garment look fantastic.

GypsyFloss Sat 06-Apr-13 18:09:27

Glad you have found some she likes. I honestly thought we 'd never get there with our dress next grin

Thanks both. Will look at both of those to see which is lighter.

MerylStrop Sat 06-Apr-13 16:25:44

Boots17 BB cream in light. It's excellent. And cheap

TSSDNCOP Sat 06-Apr-13 16:22:19

The OASIS dress is 20% off or £20 quid off in Bluewater this weekend.

Try Olay tinted moisturiser with Max Factor, always reduced in one or other of the supermarkets.

smile We've tried the Garnier and even the light is too dark. A shame, as I think the product itself is v good. I like the anti-ageing one for myself but only when I've got a light tan (so very rare!).

Machli Sat 06-Apr-13 16:16:47

May I suggest Garnier BB Cream in light. It's stand alone the best product I have ever used in that price range.

I feel very invested in this thread, have looked at ALL the dresses suggested grin please let us know which one she decides on.

Thanks Sloe - Benefit will need to be saved for potential Christmas presents, I think!

So I've shown her every dress on this thread, plus every dress on the Oasis, Warehouse, Topshop, Debenhams, TK Maxx and Miss Selfridge websites. Out ot all of those, there are (wait for it)......................

3 that she has agreed to go and look at in the flesh.

this one

this one

this one

Thank you for all of the help so far.

QuickQuickSloe Sat 06-Apr-13 14:07:18

grin can't type very well after drinking wine! Good luck with the shopping.

I have just been prescribed metronizadol gel by the GP for spots. Avoid it like the plague, it peels off and you can't wear makeup over it.

Benefit do a good range of tinted moisturisers or light foundations. I used to use one called some kind of gorgeous. The packaging might be a bit more appealing for her as well. here

Thanks, but no there aren't.

SirToffeeDoris Sat 06-Apr-13 12:53:12

Any near you? Might not stock the whole range, though

That 2nd one is cute. Is Fever available in real shops?

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