London Fashionista Blog

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Get the RiRi Look

Rihanna recently launched her fashion collection with River Island.  A nice move by the brand considering Rihanna's outlandish, raunchy and unique fashion sense.  Some items in the collection featured the trendy camouflage prints in a t-shirt, bralet, short, skirt and even high heel sandals.

Some of the pieces are flying off the shelves very quickly such as the bralet and shorts. 

If you want to have a RiRi raunchy piece in your wardrobe, hurry up before it goes.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Anti Ageing Skin Care Therapy


The Facial Therapy House CO-Q10 Day Cream (SPF 25)*
   With so many skin care products in the market with complicated names, people seem to get confused and end up buying the wrong product for their skin.  We should not get confused and get carried away with new products not suited for us.  Here are some of my tips to save time, money and your skin!

1.) Determine your skin type - oily, acne prone, dry mature, sensitive, combination, etc.

2.) Set a budget - some skin care products are expensive because of the name and the type of advertising used.  Highly paid celebrities who already look good are paid thousands and even millions to promote the product.  This adds to the cost of the product as soon as it reaches the shelf.

3.) Try to understand the ingredients and what it does for the skin - you will be surprised most of the products almost contain the same thing, with just a different name and nice packaging.

4.) Packaging matters - when assessing the packaging, it should be about the beauty of the container but the convenience and hygiene.  Airtight pump containers are out in the market because they are easier to use and more hygenic.

5.) Back to nature - natural ingredients are better options. Safe and sure.  They usually last less longer than synthetically made skin care products in terms of shelf life, but bear in mind 12 months use is reasonable enough, so make sure you use them regularly.

6.) Effectivity - Products are not effective on their own. Gentle massage,  good diet and positive thinking helps make the skin healthier.

7.) Ageing - is a normal process of life. If we want to slow it down, we can use a good diet, positive outlook, gentle massage and good skin care products with sun protection, and most of all avoid over exposure to the sun!

*The Facial Therapy House CO-Q10 Day Cream is with sunscreen SPF25.  Made with natural ingredients such as organic sunflower seed oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, coconut oil, organic shea butter

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fairest of them all....

Skin brighteners, skin lighteners or whitening products have now been a best seller in the beauty department as more and more women all over the world want to achieve a fair, bright even skin tone.  

In the past, only a few regions such as Africa, Caribbean and the Far East use skin lighteners for a fairer skin.  It was imbued in these cultures that fair skin is beautiful skin.  The fairer the skin, the more attractive they are seen.  Recently, even the fairest skins that prefer to have a dark tan would now have to use skin lighteners to deal with sun damage, dull and uneven skin tones. 

Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advance Serum £60

The Facial Therapy House Whitening Cream £35

La Prairie Illuminating Eye Essence £114
Estee Lauder Cyber White Brilliant Cells Milk Lotion £52
Evidens de Beaute Brightening Deep Cleansing Gel £90

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Nail Trend: Goldfingers

If you think Rihanna's $5,000 gold gel manicure is exorbitant, think again.  It is probably the cheapest of the lot....  It's becoming a trend in the billionaristas cirle to have blings in their nails these days.  If you can afford it, why not?  It is art anyway. 

Rihanna's $5,000 Gold Gel Manicure

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sheer at the SAG

Sheer will be one of the biggest trends for Spring & Summer 2013.  Sheer tops and skirts top the fashionista's shopping list.  At the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards 2013, sheer took the center stage in the Evening Gown category.  Here are a few of them....
Anne Hathaway

Kelly Osbourne

Jenna Fisher

Michelle Dockery

Nicole Kidman

Amanda Seyfried

Naya Rivera

Friday, 11 January 2013

Truly Trendy Tote

Why carry 2 bags when we can just have one?  All in one... as in fit all your stuff in one bag!

I have spotted a few celebs with trendy totes that really caught my attention.

It's also a must carry in the corporate world.  Check this out...

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Is the Killer Heel Dead?

Next season we are going to see more mid heels than ever before. This doesn't mean the killer heels won't rise again.  Of course they are still here but let's give our legs and feet a little break from the killers.

I have spotted a few designs to top my list. And the good news is we can walk, run, hop and Gangnam with it :)  These mid-heelers are a must have....
Jimmy Choo


Philip Lim


Pierre Hardy

Marc Jacobs
Photos courtesy of Net a Porter - POA