"Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Impulse Vanilla Kisses

I've been kinderwhoring this weekend, yeah. Taking that inspiration from Courtney Love who mainstreamed the look in the 90s BUT I decided to twist the look and instead of doing that heavy grunge, slept in make-up look and I've not washed my face since my mum did it for me vibe, I went for a cleaner face so to speak and even though I kept it matte, I made it more now by using a highlighter on the top of my cheekbones for a subtle glow.
The babydoll / camisole dresses that the kinderwhore trend revolved around also came into effect but so did the Impulse - Vanilla Kisses bodyspray!!! Body spray was found in nearly every tween/teens bag in the 90s and Impulse was one of the top brands to go for, with such an iconic scent as Vanilla Kisses. I spray it and I'm instantly taken back to the days of spraying the cans in the shop aisle.
You were my perfume before I was even allowed to wear it (not that it stopped me!) Chupa Chups strawberry and cream, anyone?
After a wtf do I do with my hair, it's quite greasy at the moment and in need of a dunk, I took some modern inspiration from Gwen Stefani and did a front twist into one bun and also did a bun at the bottom, it's not a structured bun, more of a loop.
So onto the make-up, up close + personal, I kept some elements of the 90s, the matte face, the taupe and browns. So, here's how you can recreate the look, throw on a choker, your thumb & midi rings and camisoles. Here's a rundown.

Illamasqua Matte Primer
Oxgygenetix Oxygenating Foundation - Almond
MAC Gingerly Blush
Topshop Glow Stick

MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot
MAC Gingerly Blush
MAC Teddy Kohl
Sothys Graphic Khol Liner
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Benefit Gimme Brow

MAC Whirl Lipliner
NYX Lipstick - Perfect

Does anybody remember when The Spice Girls were spokesmodels for Impulse? Impulse Spice!!! My, that takes me back....now I really know how grown-ups feel.



  1. I do remember when Spice Girls were advertising impulse haha, if you had a can of impulse on PE day at my school you were everybody's best friend! Lovely photos by the way

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

  2. Love these photos! I do remember when Spice Girls were advertising it, if you had a can of impulse at my school everyone wanted a spray haha!

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

  3. This make up look is stunning on you.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  4. Gorgeous look LaaLaa. Your photos are always so awesome x