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Yesterday I spent the day at The Brits Backstage Spa where the performers come to relax, be pampered and stock-up at the sweetie station - ok, well maybe the last one was just me. There were a whole host of brands on hand to tend to every beauty need and I was given the chance to test out every single preening stop in the room. I made notes, so here’s how my day of ultimate pampering panned out…

My day began with a Miracle Worker Facial from Decléor. A full-work’s detox facial that left my skin feeling seriously silky smooth. Highlights included the use of the Life Radiance Flash Mask, a great papaya-based mask to throw on when you’re in a rush and the Hydrotenseur Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, which felt so nice on my tired eyes. The facial also included a shoulder and head massage which I almost snoozed during despite the fact I was in a room packed with people and booming music. Fiona, the Therapist, was that good.

Then it was onto the makeup station where Alex, a Revlon Makeup Artist, suggested a soft smokey eye with nude lips and heavily contoured cheekbones – right up my street. After prepping the skin with a mix of the Photoready BB Cream and Colourstay Concealer she contoured using the Bronzer in Bronzilla, then blended the brown shadow from the Photoready Primer + Shadow + Sparkle in Metropolitan all over my lids and finished with a wash of the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous. The final look was glowy, natural and that lip colour has found its way to the top of my wishlist.

A personal highlight for me was meeting nail Queen Jenny Longworth, an all-round badass nail art creator. After witnessing her at work I can confirm she has an extreme eye for detail and one of the most steadiest pairs of hands I’ve ever seen. To celebrate The Brit Awards Jenny created five nail art designs based on musical influences from the past five decades. My favourite was the noughties ‘Urban Pop’ look which was created by using a base of the Revlon Nail Enamel in Eclectic and detailing the tips with Knockout, White on White and Gold Coin. Looks tricky, but Jenny made it look easy peasy. 

VO5 were on hand offering hair styling appointments for him and her with four different styles based on musical genres to pick from. I went for ‘Dance’ which promised a textured, unleashed, ‘perfect imperfect’ look – my favourite. The stylist spritzed sections of my hair with their Give Me Texture Tousled Style Spray before roughly blowdrying which gave my locks a light wave and matte finish. He then used a curling iron to randomly tong sections and I was left with volumised, roughed up lengths. Perfect.

True relaxation doesn’t just end with surface pampering, so the guys at The Organic Pharmacy conducted a ‘stress test’ on me by hooking me up to a bizarre contraption that measured the efficacy of my internal organs to see how everything was ticking over inside. Sounds terrifying, but the procedure was safe and pain-free and even better? My stress levels came back as ok – nothing to report here. My glucose levels were a little high – though the therapist noted this was probably down to my high levels of fizzy cola bottle consumption – so prescribed me a daily course of Holy Basil B Complex to bring that back down into the normal range.

To finish things off I was sprayed with a faux glow courtesy of Vita Liberata. Now I’ve actually never had another individual tan me up before; I always DIY or once used a booth in my teens which resulted in a mishap reminiscent of that Friends episode. But the whole process was speedy and simple. I had the rapid formula used on me, so four hours later showered it off and my limbs are ready for their first outing in months with their sun kissed, yet subtle wash of colour. I’ll just be adding a layer of the Capture The Light in Latte Light to make things look a tad more J.Lo tonight.

I was pampered, preened and stocked up on sweets to the max, but luckily it wasn’t all in vain as I’m off to The Brit Awards this evening where I will no doubt spend the evening pinching myself and hyperventilating every time I see the back of a celebs head. I may not be mentally prepared, but beauty-wise I’m ready. Bring. It. On. 

  • Maya Keshwala

    I have tons of the Revlon nail polishes and the VO5 give me texture is brilliant on wet hair! Check out my blog : littlemsthing.blogspot.com

  • Maya Keshwala

    Love your blog by the way Anna, really inspires me to blog more! littlemsthing.blogspot.com

  • Zazie Bibi

    The Radiance Flash Mask sounds so lovely! Sounds like a nice pamper day for you haha xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • Kayla

    Your nails are gorgeous! There is nothing like a beautiful, fresh manicure. I love seeing the difference between products in the UK and US. Sometimes I have never seen certain styles of packing or even common products because the same brands aren’t popular here.
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  • http://pocketfulofmakeup.blogspot.com/ Marie

    This sounds so exciting!! I wish you lots of fun tonight!

  • Millie

    sounds amazing would love to see some pictures if you have any?? xx

    http://www.healthyyetbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.hanguptheglamour.com/ Katie

    Looks exciting, hope you have fun!

    Katie | Hang up the Glamour

  • http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/ Cloud Esmé

    Sounds like such an amazing pamper experience! Hope you have a lovely evening:)

    Esmé ~ CloudEsmé

  • Charlotte Dallin

    Those minty/mirror nails! *hearts in eyes emoji* X

  • Esme

    You lucky thing! This sounds like such a treat, hope you had a lovely evening <3

    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

  • Nicola Simmons

    Sounds amazing! I think i’d spend my time at the Brits trying to get Olly Murs’ number ha ha xx

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  • Amber Hunter

    Your nails look amazing! That whole time just sounds incredible I hope you enjoy the Brit Awards!

    Amber

    Lovely Notions

  • Carly Jade

    Rendevous is my favourite lip balm crayon! It was my go to shade last Summer, and is slowly making an appearance again!

    http://www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://sailorstories.blogspot.co.uk/ Hayley M

    Loving all the Revlon nail polishes! Heaven!
    Hayley xo | sailor-stories.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.rebeccalately.com/ Rebecca Lately

    I love your polish! It looks so cool.

  • http://whatididonwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/ tasniah

    Need to try some nail art inspired by your look

    http://whatididonwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Bella

    I love your nails!

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  • Louise Smith

    This is so exciting! Love the pictures

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  • valentina

    thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Jessica O’Donohoe

    The decleor neroli serum is gorgeous!
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  • Ciara Pollock

    looove the nail art, gorgeous photos :)

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  • Amy Kavanagh

    So exciting! Enjoy the Brits!

  • Prettysnoopy

    Love the nails, sounds great, enjoy the Brits!!
    http://www.nellyandnoopy.wordpress.com xx

  • http://analeote.blogspot.pt/ Ana Leote

    Sounds like you had alot of fun being pampered and the mani looks so pretty!

    xx
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  • Mari x

    AHHHHHH 1. You met Jenny, which I’ve seen so many celebs talking about her
    2. You’ve been to the Spa!!!!!! So beautiful, I’m jealous. The one I’m most jealous about funny enough is the detox! Ha! Enjoy tonight, I always love watching the Brits it is amazing.

    http://thesimplewishlist.blogspot.com

  • Chloe Carter

    lovely photos, your nails look amazing!
    Chloe’s Little Nothing

  • http://almeidas.se/ AlmsBeauty

    You seemed to have had an incredible time :) x

  • http://loudoesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ Lou

    Oh this looked so fun! Love your nails x

    http://loudoesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://allbeautyconfessions.blogspot.it/ Livia

    Oh, this is so much fun. I’d love to spend a day like yours. I loved the nails! :)

    Livia | allbeautyconfessions.blogspot.com

  • http://charlottehavs.blogspot.co.uk/ Sharlotte

    Looks like a fab event! Your nails look great! xx

    Sharlotte //

  • Simone

    Absolutely love the nails! Have an awesome time!

    simoneabelle.com

  • Iso Bean

    Those nails are gorgeous!
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  • http://tinyalis.blogspot.com/ Tiny Alis

    So jealous, this place looks awesome, and I love your nails!

    Tiny Alis

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  • Hope

    They have a backstage spa???? No way!!!! H x

    http://www.hopesgone.blogspot.com

  • Liora Tamam

    it looks like a pamper dream!
    liorasbeautyworld.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://claireful.blogspot.co.uk/ Rachel Claire

    Such a lucky lady!! :) xx

    Rachel | Claireful

  • http://www.alexandrabrovco.com/en/ Alexandra Brovco

    Jealous! <3 x

  • ellie

    so jealous, the arctic monkeys looked amazing i’m listening to them on the radio now, hope you had a good time, you looked amazing! x

  • http://www.skysarees.com/ Sky Sarees

    Love the nails… :) <3 <3 So gorgeous!!
    That revlon nail polish bottles… Want to grab them all :D :D

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  • Ellie

    I Love Revlon nail polishes! That picture just makes me so happy, I want them all! haha :D
    Ellie,xx

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  • http://LuxeLifeAspirations.blogspot.ie/ Michelle

    Sounds like the perfect afternoon! I love that you are no throwing Friends references in! Finished the boxset? :)

  • Marlenne

    Those photo’s got my mouth watering, especially all the Revlon nail polish!

    marlennebeauty.blogspot.com

  • norahwithanh

    That Friends episode…”I’m an 8!!!” ;)

  • http://www.Endlessticking.blogspot.com/ Ayu
  • MyOwnLoves

    What a fun day being pampered!

    http://www.myownloves.com