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 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!
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!
So as you may know the lovely people at Charles Worthington invited me to go along to the BAFTAs with them. I had such an incredible experience and I thought I would share some pictures from my evening, and also some of my favourite hairstyles and looks from the night!
Before making my way to the ceremony at the Opera House, I spent most of my day getting ready at the Style Suites at the Savoy. It was such a cool spot just to hang out, everyone was so accommodating and it was great just to chill out and relax before leaving. I spent the afternoon drinking champagne and meeting some lovely people and this was also the place that I also got my hair done by Sophie who was from the Charles Worthington team. Lots of celebrities came and got ready here too which was so exciting - Sarah Jessica Parker came in last minute to get her hair done! He also did Jessica Raine and Emilia Fox's hair and I was lucky enough to be sat to dinner with them later on in the evening.
At the Style Suite, I also had the chance to interview Charles Worthington himself, as a massive fan of his products and such a lovely person too, this was a real highlight of my day! I'm uploading the video now but will post it here as soon as it's uploaded!
Update: I am having big tech issues with YouTube/my website so can't embed the video or even hyperlink. So to watch my interview with Charles you need use this link: http://youtu.be/intbz4P5KYY
Soon it was time to leave and walk the red carpet - so exciting, I had butterflies! Here are some pics of me on the red carpet and also of my hair which was done by the team.
The ceremony was amazing, to see so many brilliant actors and actresses in one room was such a surreal and unforgettable experience, I think I felt this the most when Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck came on stage to present an award - together!! After the ceremony we went for dinner and I was back to back with George Clooney - another pinch me moment!
Here are some of my favourite looks from the evening, including Jessica Raine and Emilia Fox who I mentioned earlier!
Jessica Raine in a gorgeous red lip
Emilia Fox sporting beautiful jewels
Marion Cotillard in the most gorgeous bright yellow dress - I love her!
Jessica Chastain looking absolutely flawless. I love the red hair, red lip and blue dress combination. So beautiful!
I'm loving Anne Hathaway's look at the moment too!
It was such an amazing day that I won't forget in a hurry! Thanks so much Charles Worthington for having me and I hope you all enjoyed the pictures!
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I've recently been trying out this new Charles Worthington Instant Amplifying Volume Treatment from their Salon at Home range. I've been really loving this range and think some of the products are real stars and fill a much needed gap in the haircare market. When they released this product I was really excited to try it out as I am always on the hunt for new volume enhancing products.
You use it in place of a conditioner, so right after shampooing. It has a really peculiar texture as it is like a gel which feels really odd to be putting on your hair (and also means it's really slippery!), but it makes up for the weird texture in the amazing smell it has - it literally smells like you are sat in the salon having the best treatments but all from the comfort of your own bathroom, bonus! They encourage you to really rub the product in to your scalp and to work through the hair from root to tip and leave for a while before rinsing.
When you come round to drying, they advise you to dry your hair upside down working at the roots as you go. In terms of a conditioner, my hair looked really healthy and shiny and it also felt nice and soft but in terms of how it increases the volume of your hair then I'm really not sure. Sadly, there was no particular difference in how much bounce my hair had. I would say though that when used with other styling products, this product gave my hair a great initial boost and I could make my hair its most voluminous and I'm sure it was this product helped along the way! Perhaps I haven't been drying my hair the correct way so I'll keep going with it, because it does make a gorgeous conditioner anyhow!
Have you guys tried out this product? Or have you tried products for the amazing range? If you want to check this out you can get it for £14.99 from Boots!