There are soooo many of these dusts around, the market is totally saturated with them at the moment! There is good reason for it too, because in theory they should be every volume lovers dream. Some of them fail to live up to the hype but this new one from L'Oreal is just brilliant!
Out of all the dusts I've used, this one delivers the most volume that actually lasts. Once sprinkled and massaged into my hair, my hair's volume is instantly boosted and the consistency and texture of the dust means it holds it in place. I generally directly scatter the dust along my parting and then under the hair on the scalp too and then give it a really good rub and massage to amplify volume, but you can also put it in to the palm of your hands first and work all over the hair as well. The great thing about the L'Oreal dusts is that them come in 'forces', if you are a big volume person like me then you would go for the highest force - 3 - to get the most amount of volume but you can chose from lower numbers too if your hair just needs that extra umph!
Of course like all these dusts it does leave a slight sticky feeling to the hair, particularly if just applying it directly to the roots but this is not visible at all and I like to think of it as locking all that volume in!
What do you guys think? You can get yours on offer here for £11.05!
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 after all the fashion week posts I am back doing a review! I love this lipstick collection from Lipstick Queen! Lipstick Queen is a brand by Poppy King which focuses on..... you guessed it, lipstick! The pure commitment to all things lipsticks means that they are amazing quality and fantastic shades. This particular collection 'The Look of Love' is based on the feelings of first falling in love, with Poppy saying that the chemistry brings out the natural pink beauty in your lips and cheeks!
To create the look of love, you use all three of the lipsticks (in the order I've shown them in the photo). You start by adding 'Oxymoron Honest Politician' which as you can see is the most pigmented and this makes more a smooth and colourful base which you can add to the cheeks as well for a rosy and blushing finish. Next you add 'Saint Pink Nude' for the natural pink lip colour and then finish off with 'Butterfly Ball Smitten' which gives the lips gloss and iridescence! I love the quality and texture of these lipsticks, very comfortable and hydrating and the whole colour range is really flattering!
Of course you can wear these colours separately and each looks gorgeous on its own. I think the concept of the collection is really sweet as well, and it makes an original and fun way of using lipstick!
What do you guys think? You can get 'The Look of Love' for £38 here!
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!