So I've been excited to write this post for weeks! For the last 2 months I have been so strict with my skincare routine by only using products from the fantastic Creme De La Mer range, I've been wanting to try the range for a while and wanted to use them for a long period of time before reporting back to you guys with my thoughts and to really see how it changed my skin. Especially as the products are so expensive, I wouldn't want to go recommending something of this price range to you guys unless I was absolutely sure I loved it.
I've been using a combination of three products - the cleansing fluid, the moisturising gel cream and the eye balm intense and I can honestly say this combination has really improved my skin, it's soft and hydrated and noticeably more radiant but most important it has kept any blemishes and outbreaks away! If you watch my YouTube videos you'll know that before Christmas I was really suffering from breakouts, I used La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo to get my skin back to normal - it's an amazing product to clear up your skin. However, I don't think it's a product designed to be used 365 days a year, so once I was sure my skin was totally back to normal, I moved onto the Creme De La Mer range I'd been dying to try out!
I start by using the cleansing fluid which has a really rich consistency to keep the skin moisturised whilst successfully removing make-up and makes the skin feel super clean and deeply cleansed. It feels so luxurious to use as when combined with water it turns into this gorgeously silky cream and it has natural pearl powders in it too! As you can see I have used half the bottle in 2 months so this cleanser would last approx. 4 months if you're using it everyday. Although, thinking about it, my fiancé Jim has been using this daily too so actually would probably last twice as long if it was just you using it!
Next I moisturise with the gel cream which has the silkiest texture and literally melts in to the skin. It is really light weight so it feels super hydrating and refreshing without being overpowering or greasy after applying it. It actually has quite a matte finish so is a great base for applying makeup.
I then finish my regime with the eye balm. This is the perfect eye cream for me as it's super rich and you only need the smallest amount for ample coverage around all the eye area. After using it for a while, my eye area is totally hydrated and the skin around it feels and looks really healthy. It also comes with a silver-tipped application which is cool to encourage micro-circulation.
Lots of you will know that Creme De La Mer is on the pricey end of the spectrum as far as skin care goes and it definitely would be an investment in to your skin, but I have to say I am totally hooked and am really impressed with the range. I will definitely be sticking with it for a good while! Have any of you guys tried it?
So on Wednesday I was very lucky to be invited behind the scenes at the BRIT Awards to experience their backstage spa. Each year a "BRITs Spa" is created within the O2 so the glamorous stars can have some last minute pampering including massages, manicures and spray tans before the much anticipated awards ceremony!
I was so excited when I was told I could literally just hang out in the spa all afternoon and experience all of the treatments! Firstly I had a blow dry by the lovely John Vial at Fudge. He used a big round brush to get lots of volume into my hair, then instead of using a hair oil to give my hair shine, he used a lightweight shine spray, so as not to weigh my hair down.
(that's obv not me in the pic, but just wanted to put a pic of him in because he was so nice!)
Revlon nail ambassador Jenny Longworth, who is Jessie J and Rihanna's nail artist was offering last minute manicures! I already had my nail's done so just stood and watched as she did one of my fave celeb's nails, Laura Whitmore. Laura presents on I'm A Celeb and I always think she seems so bubbly and happy - I love her! Here's a pic of Laura in her beautiful dress...
There was such a lovely lady called Fiona from Decléor offering massages and skincare treatments. As I already had my makeup on I opted for one of her 15 minute massages. It was amazing! She said I had really tense shoulders with lots of knots and within 15 minutes she managed to relax my muscles. She said I should visit her for a massage when I have more time and I definitely will!
Harry Styles even came in for a massage with Fiona, meeting him was the highlight of my day! I am such a huge 1D fan. Harry was lovely :)
Here are some more pics of the different award winning brand's treatments that were on offer...
It sounds bizarre, but a guy called Anthony from Champneys was doing body statistics tests. He measured my cholesterol, blood pressure, height, weight and many more things I can't remember! Turns out I am normal and healthy, but it was interesting doing all the tests!
Fake Bake were offering spray tans on the go!
And lastly, Revlon had makeup artists on hand ready to touch up the star's makeup before they walked the red carpet!
I had a brillant time backstage in the BRITs Spa! I hope you guys enjoyed my little blog post about my experience! Leave me a comment telling me what your favourite beauty treatment is whether it's taking a bubble bath at home or having a blowdry at your favourite salon :)
So the last show I went to was the Burberry show on Monday. It's always held in the beautiful Kensington gardens and is one of my absolute favourite shows. Without a doubt I always love everything about it - the clothes, the make-up, the music and the models and I love how it always has such a 'London' feel to it.
I went backstage and got the low down from the amazing make-up artist Wendy Rowe about what the Burberry girls look was all about for this season. The make-up look was sophisticated but with a naughty edge and a slight nod to the 60's with the heavy feel of the lashes. This playful element was reflected in the hair with the gorgeous and glossy blow dry with lots of lovely volume.
Here are some of my favourite looks from the show!
And to top it off the amazing Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was there - she is even more beautiful in real life! Her hair is enviable!
You can see my behind the scenes and on the catwalk vlog here! The lovely Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevigne gave a wave to the camera! I hope you enjoy!
So after Mulberry on Sunday, I then moved on to the Topshop Unique show. I absolutely loved the venue - it was held in the Tate Modern gallery which was really cool and gave the collection a unique edge. The collection had a grungy 90's almost tomboyish vibe to it but with a really feminine twist which I loved. Two of my favourite models walked the show - Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn. The collection was really wearable, here are some pictures of Jourdan and Cara sporting some of my favourite pieces.
The beauty look was really fun and original with a bright blue smoky eye sported by the models. I liked that even though it had a daring edge, you could totally tone this down and make it in to an everyday wearable look. Either way though it's going to look amazing on Jourdan Dunn!
I also had the Daily Mix team come along with me to the venue and film what I was getting up to there which was really great! I'll post the video here for you guys to see all the fashion madness!
On Sunday I went along to the Mulberry fashion show and I had such a great time! As usual the collection was beautiful, and so were the interiors on the runway with the theme of wild flowers and butterflies. Mulberry often use dogs too and this year there was poodles walking the runway and they were so adorable! The show was at the amazing Claridge's hotel and was based on the flowers and landscapes of the British countryside with all the colourful and botanical prints.
These were some of my favourite looks from the show...
The make-up was beautiful and I loved the fresh face look the models were wearing with their flawless skin, but I loved how the eyes had lots of smokey definition and the lips were given a peachy burst of colour - such a pretty and feminine look!
I put a vlog up of my day at London Fashion Week on Sunday so check it out if you haven't seen it!