Some posts…

My blog on Blogger “” Is doing very well, I’ve been posting serveral times a week, and I feel that the posts are a much higher quality. If you would like to see more of my blog ‘Teenagestorm’, please click onto my new blog, its like the newer generation.


Some of my posts:

Wedding Gift Haul

Review: Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo

Avon Mini-Haul

Goodbye from Teenagestorm.

I’ve moved to Blogger, with a new name, and new style of writing. Its still beauty/make up, but I feel the quality of this blog was getting awful, and I needed a fresh start with a clean page. Its a bit more mature, because I feel I know a lot more about make up, and these posts are a lot better. There will be regular posts on outfits of the day, make up reviews, get the look hauls, tutorials, tags the whole lot!

Please take a look at it, its new so I haven’t got any followers yet, and would really like some comments/feedback. Click here to see it, I hope you like it 🙂 Goodbye x


Christmas Haul :)


So Christmas has passed so we’re all left with that guilt of Christmas dinner and a wad of money. As soon as Boxing Day hits, so do the sales and in the first day alone, department store Selfridge’s made over 1.4 million pounds. I decided to go Hair product crazy and used the £40 from Christmas to treat myself to some new hair products, and a few make up extra’s I had to nab in the sales! Will review once I’ve used them a bit, but here are the items and their prices!

(From right to left)
– Back row –

1. Witch Hazel tinted moisturiser in Light ~BodyCare £1.49
2. Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Building Mascara in Brown Black ~Boots £4.99
3. BarryM Metallic Liquid Eyeliner ~Boots £4.79
4. *Best Product* The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum ~£7
5. Oil of Aloe Pro Salon Heat Protection Straightening Spray ~BodyCare £0.95 [I brought two because they were so cheap]
6. Bristows Volume and Body Mousse ~BodyCare £0.99
7. Pantene Pro-V Hairspray Volume and Body Level 5 Ultra Strong Hold ~BodyCare £1.99
8. *Best Buy* Tony&Guy ‘Hair meet Wardrobe’ (includes Norish conditioner, Cleanse Shampoo and Casual Sea salt texturising spray) ~Boots £5 from £10

Front Row L-R
9. Gold hair clips ~BodyCare £0.99
10. Blonde bobbie pins 48pc ~BodyCare £1.99
11. Spin clips part of the Tony&Guy set
12. I forgot to add these in the picture, but I got 6 Bendy Rollers ~BodyCare £2.25




12 DIY Present Ideas

Perfect for Christmas gifts with a bit of an edge x

into mind

And the Christmas countdown begins… If you are still looking for some handmade present ideas, here are twelve DIY projects from the archives:


SONY DSCDelicate Thread Bracelets

SONY DSCCoconut Jewellery Holder

SONY DSCPastel Braid Bracelet

dsc07739Homemade All-Over Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub


SONY DSCHoney Cocoa Lip Balm and Cheek Stain

SONY DSCTurquoise Beaded Ring Bracelet

SONY DSCWoven Curb Chain Bracelet

SONY DSCRing Bracelet


SONY DSCBranch Accessories Hanger

SONY DSCDip Dye Dreamcatcher

SONY DSCSnow Globes

SONY DSCSea Shell Mosaic

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My Beauty Challenge – THE CONCLUSION!

** To view the related post ‘My Beauty Challenge’ click here **

Ok so it’s been a few weeks since I set my challenge. I promised to cut back on sugar/sugary foods, stop using facial scrubs/cleansers/anything that would irritate my skin, drink a lot more water, and increase the amount of fruit and veg I eat.

I could tell you that the whole thing was a breeze, and that two days in I was blemish free and will never need to touch a spot treatment cream again. I could tell you that sticking to the rules was easy, and I am now 98% water and spinach. But then I’d be lying.

Not using a facial scrub/cleanser went against everything I’ve learnt about my skin over the last five years, so within a few days I was back to my Clearsil facial scrub and Body Shop Seaweed cleanser. I didn’t then break out, so I don’t think that facial cleansers were the problem, although I have limited the facial scrubs I use, because that can definitely irritate skin.

I’ve never done anything like this before, so sticking to the food diet was really tricky. I admit, I didn’t enjoy eating a carrot instead of the occasional chocy biscuit, but I did feel healthier so thats a win 🙂

However – I have found what I can only describe as the miracle diet. In the space of two days, the majority of spots had cleared, and my whole body felt healthier. It’s… The Detox diet! Let me explain:

I don’t bother with diets because I’m not particularly fat and I.. well I’m lazy when it comes to health. But recently I’ve had a problem with my stomach which meant that I was producing too much hydrochloric stomach acid and it was irritating my stomach lining – VERY painful. So when I came across the detox diet, it sounded perfect. It means only eating foods high in antitoxins for a short two day period. Antitoxins are what help the ‘flush out’ the impurities in your body, which helps the kidney. Many people claimed it helped with similar stomach problems so I decided to give it a go.

It was very strict – a diet of antitoxins? Thats basically fruit, veg and  A LOT of herbal tea. there are health sites which can explain this 986520x better than me, and have easy meal plans you can follow, but you get the gist.

By the end of the two day period (Its very important it is for a short amount of time – This diet doesn’t include carbohydrates or protein so that your stomach doesn’t digest anything heavy. So its not balanced for a full time diet!) my skin had cleared up dramatically! I was drinking lots of the Herbal Tea ‘Pukka’ in ‘Cleanse’. This was said to have an effect on cleaning skin and tasted like fennel and marshmallow. I really think this had an effect on my skin so I’m definitely purchasing it again.

Overall I think the challenge has been a success! I’ve found a healthy short term diet that can clear my skin, whilst being healthier too. 😀

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P.S. Do you like these sort of posts? I realise they’re a bit long winded and a bit less… well.. fashoin/product-y but wanted to try something new!

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My beauty challenge…

This week I’ve been moping around the house feeling really ill. I was very weak so I slipped out of my normal skin-care routine. I avoided the mirror I case I had broken out in disgusting spots or blackheads. But to my supprise, when I faced my reflection I was greeted with a clear(ish) face which seemed (confusingly) healthy. This is definitely a rare occasion for me because even at my best you can still find a few little blemishes on my T-Zone and it always seems slightly tired, but for some reason I have had better skin than I’ve had for a very long time.

The illness definately wasn’t causing it, so that could be ticked off. Then there was the considerably minimal amount of sugary folds I was eating, the betrayal of my skin care routine and the increase in sleep I was getting. So I’ve decided to set myself a challenge.

There is no way I want to return to my horrible teen complexion so I am going to make sure I change my old routines and habits to benifit my skin. So I am going to pick out the main things I think may have helped clear my skin, and try my hardest to stick to tweek for two weeks, updating the blog letting you know of my theory works!

So, I have decided I am only allowed one very small sugary thing a day. (This includes limiting biscuits, chocolate, any sweet or toffee, sugary drink or cakes.) There have been many links found between sugar and the effect it has on your skin, and seeing as my skin has improved and I haven’t had anything sugary, I might as well try it!

I will try to drink a lot more water. My mum was made sure I drank litres and litres of water/squash because your body gets dehydrated when your ill. This could be a factor so I’m adding that too.

I will eat healthier. I was also eating a large amount of fruit and veg to boost my vitamin levels. This without a doubt helped keep my skin healthy and clear so I’m definitely going to try this.

I didn’t use any facial cleaner, not even a warm flannel – just a baby wipe over my face roughly once a day. I’ve done this before when I’ve run out of facial cleansers and I find that normal baby wiped have actually had a real improvement on my skin, probably because its not irritated as much as it is when I use my facial scrubs and cleaners. So for the next two weeks I can only use facial wipes, once a day at a maximum.

I also had a considerably longer sleep every day, although this is going to be really hard to fit into my day because I have to get up early for school but go to sleep late to make sure I stay on top of homework! So for now I am going to stick to my normal sleeping pattern.

There we go! The challenge is set! I have to drink plenty water, eat healthy, cut back on sugary foods, stop using facial cleansers and only use baby wipes when needed! To be honest I’m quite anxious because I’m scared that if the facial cleanser theory is wrong, I’ll break out stop spots which will completely ruin my week! But if any of the others isn’t a factor after all, I’ll stick to it anyway because it will benifit my health anyway!

4 Hairstyles To Try This Fall

Loving it 🙂

                                                              Sock Bun

Dutch Flower Braid

Waterfall Braids

FishTail Braid

All picture taken by me. Check  out my Instagram @Ispyoby for more pictures

If you want to learn how to do any of the hairstyles comment below,  I will post the best youtube video tutorial to use.

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BB Creams… Which one to choose?

BB Creams have hit the shops, with many make-up brands designing their own. But with so many on the shelves, it can be hard to know which one is best, and at such a vast price range is expensive always better?

What Are BB Creams?

BB stands for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a spot cream. They claim to give coverage, moisture, sun protection and some can improve skin, with even more benifits in certain creams. BB creams act like foundation and generally have the same consistancy, the advantages of using BB creams is that has a better coverage whilst benifiting your skin too!

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So – Which one..?

You can order free samples of a few BB creams online, which is a good way of deciding which one to buy. I’ve done exactly that and have found one that I have absoulety fallen in love with, and one that I hope never to see again.

Garnier’s ‘Miracle Skin Protector BB Cream’ £9.99

This cream was quite thick, and rich in colour – a sign that it covers well. As I applied it to my face I found it supprisingly oily, which left my skin feeling heavy. Although it covered blemishes well, it didn’t blend well and an obvious line marked where the cream stopped. The fragrance was quite relaxing, it reminded me of an essential oil and with its greasy texture thats what it reminded me of. Garnier claims 24hr hydration making the skin feel smoother, softer and supple. I’ll agree it made my skin smoother, although 12 hours later I broke out in spots – Not much of a miracle after all!

I’d rate this product 4/10. Because it covered well, but unless I was going to cover my whole face and not think about the after effect it wouldn’t be worth the money.

Olay’s ‘Total Effects Touch of Foundation BB Day Moisturiser’ £10.99

My sample wasn’t the correct shade, but with two shades to choose from in store I don’t think I’d have much luck anyway. Also fragranced this cream had a refreshing scent and a nice consistancy. It didn’t feel to oily or thick and when I applied it to my face I thought it blended quite well. Olay claims it ‘perfectly even your skin tone.’ Whilst it was good coverage with only two shades to pick it is near to impossible to get one that match my skintone!

I’d rate this product 6/10. Becauase it did what it said on the packet – add more shades and its a winner.

Maybelline’s ‘Dream Fresh BB Cream’ £7.99

I. LOVE. THIS. CREAM. Its fragrantless so didn’t alter my perfume. The cream felt absoulety weightless and blended into my skin very well. It covered any blemishes and left my skin feeling very smooth. It stayed on the whole day and was easy to take off in the evening. An absoulute winner for me and I’ve already brought a bottle!

I’d rate this 10000/10 and will be replacing my normal foundation!