Mr Nietzsche in the convenience store (Review)

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Weeks have gone past since I have been able to sit done and indulge without feeling the guilt that comes with procrastination. However, I did manage to complete a whole drama during my procrastination sessions which ,if I may add, is very impressive.

Mr Nietzsche in the convenience store is a Japanese drama that seems to be at the top of the Must see list this Spring. To be honest, I never knew that such brilliance existed until it buzzed into all my social media platforms and ,as you do, I decided to follow the crowd. I am pleased to say that Mr Nietzsche in the convenience store was far better than I expected.

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Brand Highlight: Leighton Denny

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After receiving Leighton Denny nail polishes last Christmas I  became curious about the brand and what the nail polish offers. As a nail fanatic I was delighted to hear that the brand actually care about the condition of our nails and sell many products to aid our nail needs .IMG_4430[1]

The award winning brand was founded, yes you guessed it, by Leighton Denny himself . The beauty expert  has spent most of his years in the beauty industry and knows exactly what we want . Each nail polish is roughly £11 each but believe me they are worth the price . They last pretty well on my nail polish resistant hands (about 3-4 days) but the real price is in the quality of the products . You only need one coat of the nail polish for it to be fully opaque!

I absolutely love what Leighton Denny has created and I can’t wait to see what else he has for us .

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LaFortune xx

What brand always gets you excited ?

When print was in …

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Back in the day, more like 2 – 3 years ago, magazines used to rule the fashion industry with a whip .However, things have changed since then and fashion has now been taken over by the digital era.

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Some of you will question my argument saying that Vogue magazine and Elle magazine are huge companies that still stand firm in the print industry. I shall not argue with you as you are 100 percent right . Despite this , Vogue publishes online almost every minute of the day (I’ll have to admit that I am exaggerating just slightly).

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Even the novel industry has been taken over by technology with websites such as wattpad ,which I love, publishing innovative new stories online . Audio books make our lives much easier and our brains a lot less used as we can choose to sit around being read to .

I largely miss those days of visiting the stores in search of the latest Company magazine issue and analysing each article in the magazine in search for inspiration. There is something mesmerising about picking up something physical – feeling it- analysing it .

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Moreover, I do not dispute that digital prints and magazines have many benefits but I will forever be adamant that print will always give a more unique experience than digital but a very isolating one I would like to add. As our society becomes more dependent on technology I hope that we do not forget the feelings and emotions that come about when holding and analysing a book / magazine.

Thank you for reading.

Lafortune xx

Which do you love more: Digital print or Physical print ?

The benefits of Argan Oil

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Weeks have turned into months and months have turned into years since I have spoken to you about my skin journey and what I have been doing to get rid of my teenage prone acne skin .

Last time we discussed the wonderful effects of wearing sun protection daily as the sun does have a reputation of deepening acne scars . However , due to the high doses of Melanin in my skin I realised that I need as much of the sun as possible. Nevertheless ,I am still in the habit of obsessing over sun  cream and its benefits !

If the sun cream trick didn’t work , then what did ? You may ask yourself. The answer is simply : Argan oil . Yes, I repeat Argan oil. Most of you have probably heard ‘Argan oil’ referenced in many hair posts ,which rave about the wonderful effect it has on dry hair, but didn’t know that it does wonders at transforming acne prone skin as well .

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I have been applying the miracle oil all over my face once a day after cleansing and I have seen marvellous results . The argon oil fills your face with moisture after cleansing it with harsh chemicals . I find that it protects my face during the day without soaking my face with too much moisture that in turn could cause more breakouts .

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Here are just a few benefits of the miracle oil 

  • Soothes skin
  • Promotes healing
  • Provides natural moisture
  • Contains anti-oxidants which help to heal damaged skin cells
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • High in Vitamin E and fatty acid content

 

Thank you for reading 🙂

LaFotune xx

What is your skin care secret ?

 

Spring’s rain: 5 Outfits You should Try this Spring

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Whilst binge watching thousands of dramas this half term holiday I had an epiphany. The kind that stops you from doing anything and makes you think. I still can’t understand why or what it meant but all I wanted to do was to create . I do not think that I am making any sense right now but I also think that that’s okay too.

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Spring is a time where we have forgotten the torturing cold whilst looking towards our sunny futures. It is a kind of midway point that I sometimes forget to enjoy or to embrace .

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Tsumori Chisato: Designs to die for

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After falling back in love with Japanese fashion styles I came across the designer : Tsumori Chisato . Her designs are absolutely beautiful – they have that sort of illustrated abstract feel to them .

Below is a full designer profile:

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Designer: Tsumori Chisato

Age:  November 12, 1954 (age 61)

Education: Bunka Fashion College

Bio: “Tsumori Chisato is a Japanese fashion designer. She attended Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College. She began work with Issey Miyake in 1977 and started her own line in 1990. She took her work to Paris in 2003 and has built a following in the United States.”  – Wiki 

Check out some designs from Tsumori Chisato‘s Spring 2016 Ready-to-wear collection:

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Issa SS16 recap

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I have done various Issa collection recaps over the years as I absolutely adore the brand . This year Issa simply did not disappoint . Down bellow are some of my favourite pieces(and some creative extras) from the show! Enjoy :

Information about Issa

“First shown at London Fashion Week in 2006, Issa quickly became world-renowned for its vibrant femininity and has since been worn by some of the world’s most high-profile women. In 2013, the brand began a process of evolution, signalling the start of an exciting new chapter for Issa.” – London Fashion Week Continue reading “Issa SS16 recap”

LFW day 1: Bora Aksu SS16

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I can’t believe that London Fashion Week is here already ! It’s been a fabulous few days so far and not so surprisingly rainy . On Friday 18th , I decided to go and check out Golden Square where LFW is hosting a public screening of all the shows and pop-ups . To be honest , it was smaller than I thought and the rain did nothing to encourage me to stay . However , I did stay to watch one of my favourite designers : Bora Aksu  and boy did he deliver .Lace upon Lace , vibrant masked with muted grace . Ahh ,I have fallen in love again with Bora Aksu ! Continue reading “LFW day 1: Bora Aksu SS16”

Spring Nails 2015

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If you know me then you will know that nails are something I obsess about. How healthy they are, how strong they are, how long they are ! I absolutely love nails for the same fact on why I love clothes: It is our canvas . The only canvas big enough to reflect our emotions and goals. This spring, for nails, has been amazing , scrolling through my Instagram I mostly see endless photographs on beautiful nail designs welcoming the new season. The endless trend cycle has turned again. Let us rummage through them to find some #nailspiration !

1. The negative space nail

This trend is soo (yes two O’s) me. The simplicity and edge of The Negative space trend makes it so irresistible. There are different ways to go about The negative space trends here are 26 Ways to Rock Negative Space Nails .

2. The Cherry Blossom (any spring flower really) design

We can all agree that Cherry Blossoms are absolutely beautiful . When ever I look at a cherry Blossom Tree I feel so renewed . So why not have the beautiful design on your nails this Spring?

3. The Nude nail

Back to my catchphrase : I absolutely love nude nails the same way everyone loves nude lips. They are your nails but BETTER .

4. The Easter Bunny nail

Easter is almost around the corner and I have seen a boat load of nail designs dedicated to the festival. Bunny after bunny and egg after egg.

For more Spring Nail Trends visit my Pinterest :

Thank you for reading ! I hope that you gained some #nailspiration 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S Let’s join in with my nail obsession and use the hash tag #nailspiration .