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THE POST LFW PAMPER

28/09/2015
pamper routine

Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a Netflix shaped rock for the past week – if you have been, you are doing life so right – you will no doubt know that last week marked a crazy arse time London Fashion week SS16. Now, I’ve spoken about my thoughts on fashion week many times before so this post isn’t about that – insert “hallelujah”/hands raised emoji here – it’s about picking yourself up after LFW (that’s London fashion week but we’re cool so we can abbreviate, right? Right… ) and giving yourself a huge pamper in the hope that the post LFW flu stays the f**k away.

Because behind the Instagram filters and dreamy street style photography, LFW really can be quite a stressful time, running from show to show and gaining blisters upon blisters upon blisters. (Do I need to say blisters one more time just to emphasise that fact? Blisters…)

So here are my favourite things for pampering myself post fashion week, but of course, these can be used for any pamper session.

pamper routine

Starting with the Basic Bitch option… a good old cuppa in bed. There is nothing in life that a good cuppa can’t make better (tell me that when I have 3 posts to write, a video to edit and 300 emails to respond to) so of course, it’s the first thing on my pamper menu. But this isn’t any old cuppa – or an M&S cuppa – it’s made in my new pride and joy, this gorgeous Royal Albert teacup and saucer that I received at an event recently and I am beyond obsessed with it. Not only does it make me feel 10 x classier than I am already – which isn’t hard – but it’s also an Instagram dream #SorryNotSorry.

pamper routine
pamper routine

Now that you’re suitably more chilled and hydrated, it’s time to run a bath and zen the sh*t out your mind. My favourite bath product right now is The Body Shop’s Spa of the world Egyptian milk and honey bath*. I actually featured the Spa of the world range in my night time routine recently – so feel free to pop over and see it in action there – but it really is stunning. It smells incredible (as does the whole range), and the thing I loved most is that the scent really does fill the entire room (and hallway, and other rooms), it’s not overpowering and is totally non-offensive so I really can’t imagine anyone disliking this. A gorgeous product!

pamper routine
the body shop spa of the world

Next up from the collection is The Body shop’s dead sea salt scrub* which toes the perfect line between being abrasive enough to actually smooth and exfoliate your skin, without taking off half of your skin with it. It smells incredible (as does the whole range) and comes in a huge tub that will no doubt last me a very long time!

Lush The comforter
Lush The comforter

Lastly in my bath product maven is Lush’s The Comforter shower gel. Now I have to say, as much as I enjoy this it definitely doesn’t replace the Rose Jam shower gel in my eyes, but it’s pretty darn lovely. A very sweet, sherberty, candy-esque scent that really lingers nicely on the skin and foams so well. Plus, let’s talk about how pretty it is for a moment? Yep, court dismissed…

the body shop spa of the world
the body shop spa of the world

Now, I have to say that I absolutely love the Spa of the world range from the body shop, it’s by far my favourite of the lot and if you’ve been a long time reader, you’ll know that that’s saying something. But my all time favourite product from the range has to be the Camellia cream*. This cream not only smells like something that should cost all the dollar – think luxurious Jo Malone-esque scents – but it feels so rich and luxurious and without sounding like a pompous twat (because I really couldn’t be any less pompous)… expensive. 

boohoo rib co ord lounge wear

boohoo rib co ord lounge wear
boohoo rib co ord lounge wear

Now that you’re washed and exfoliated, it’s time to get comfy and there is no other ensemble that I’m putting on than my Boohoo rib co-ord. “Are they pyjamas? Can you wear them outside?” (Well, you’re probably not saying that but let’s just go with it… ) In short, it’s a co ord that is ridiculously comfortable and perfect to wear as a loungewear item but it’s also somewhat trendy nowadays. You’ve probably seen it worn all over Instagram with the white and green accent Stan smith trainers which I personally love, but am well aware could be slightly love or hate.

neom tranquility

Comfortable clothes on, it’s time for chill time and I am the first to admit that I definitely don’t get enough of this. Lighting a candle – Neom’s Tranquility* being my absolute favourite at the moment because it’s so calming and smells so spa-like (I am all about those spa vibes on a pamper evening) – indulging in some fresh flowers – because they’re so pretty, and because… Instagram πŸ˜‰ – and then catching up on some of my favourite TV series and Youtubers is at the very top of my agenda.

On the subject of favourite Youtuber’s, my current favourite – and somebody who is so perfect for the chilled, pamper type post – is Meg from Meg Says. Not only is she bloody gorgeous, produces incredible content and is generally just a joy to watch, but she has the most calming voice in existence. Watching Meg makes you feel like you’re listening to a friend talk – we’ve spoken over twitter which means we’re 100% friends, right? #LoserSays πŸ˜‰ – and I think is just one of those girl’s girl’s that you just want to be friends with. I highly recommend checking out her channel if you haven’t already!

So that brings my post LFW pamper to an end. I have to say, I actually had quite a nice Fashion week this season but due to all of the technical issues and having to upload a video mid way through, there was still a hella lot of stress… so this routine was so needed.

I would love to know what your favourite pamper products/things are? How do you relax and unwind after a stressful time? I would love to hear your thoughts!

As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

xx

77 responses to “THE POST LFW PAMPER”

  1. ella grace says:

    I love the Body Shop Dead Sea Salt Scrub. It smells amazing. A nice good pamper is so well-deserve for you Elle esp after a week of running around. Xx

    eLLa
    every LiTTLE thing07

  2. Beauty Bloss says:

    This sounds like the perfect unwind. Now I'm off to see if Australian Body Shop does the Camellia Cream cause this just sounds delish!!
    The Beauty Bloss

  3. I think this sounds perfect after a busy week at LFW. I really need to try a NEOM candle, I am so late to this party! By the way, how you manage to get pictures like this is just amazing, if I'm doing self timer, it's just a massive FAIL xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  4. The more I read about LFW, the more stressful it sounds! Lovely products you featured hun! xoxo

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  5. I just love pamper evening , just relaxing – lovely post!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  6. Beautylymin says:

    Sounds blissful! I feel relaxed just reading it! xx

    Beautylymin

  7. This all sounds lovely at all times, not just right after LFW haha! And indeed, there's nothing a good cup of tea can't fix.

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

  8. Bash Harry says:

    Oh my gosh, LFW did sound soooo exhausting and I'm so happy that you got some time to relax and destress from it, even if it was an amazing week.I'd love to try Lush's The Comforter gel, I love me some products that smell like something I could eat! Sweets specifically hahaha <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  9. Meg Siobhan says:

    Can't beat a cuppa, can you? And daaaaaamn, I'm in love with that co-ord…totally works as loungewear!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  10. This pamper sounds amazing! You have really made me want to try out all the bits you used (haul needed now) I really loved reading this!

    I adore the pjs, really lovely!

    Fix Me In Forty Five – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    Blog Lovin' // Instagram
    xx

  11. Jordan says:

    Oooh this looks wonderful gotta love a good pamper! I can imagine after spending all that time on your feet and running around that it's well deserved!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  12. Lauren S says:

    Anything that requires tea in bed is good for me! I love doing lots of face masks, my nails, and maybe some yoga before finishing with a good book πŸ™‚

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  13. This sounds liked my kind of evening as I'm all for relaxing and pampering (which girl isn't?). Also, tea tastes that tad bit better when it's in a pretty cup lol πŸ™‚ Xx

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

  14. A good pampering day sounds amazing! You definitely needed it too after LFW! Love your PJs!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  15. Ok so I adore that knit co-ord and actually nearly bought it today so now I REALLY want it as it looks amazing on you. I really want to smell the comforter, and the body shops spa range rocks xx

    BlondeOfCarbsβ™₯

  16. I literally need to take notes from this post and wind down from LFW – it's been a week and I still am feeling the stress hahaha! Gorgeous post as always Elle, reading these always makes me feel so relaxed!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  17. May Cho says:

    Ok ok ok ok ok OKAY, ELLE. Everything here is spectacularly, but let's talk about your rib co-ord; it looks bloody comfy! Basic Bitch option forEVER.

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  18. vivienekok says:

    Wow! I have never seen a ribber co ord let it be one with bell sleeves!

    RLN

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com

  19. Charlotte says:

    Got some lovely items there, great post!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  20. - Karen says:

    This post has definitely made me want to snuggle up and have a pamper night! That teacup is so pretty, I love sets like that πŸ™‚ Also, how & why have I not yet tried The Body Shop's spa range?! Silly me!

    Style Sunriseβ˜€

    πŸ™‚
    x

  21. What a nice pamper routine! It sounds amazing, I need something like that in my life πŸ™‚ I should really try some of the things you mentioned, they look great! xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

  22. You look beautiful <3 The products look so impressive! I love the Neom Organics scented candles!

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

  23. crafty-zone says:

    I love everything with dead sea minerals, so I think that I'll love this scrub as well, sounds interesting πŸ™‚ What's more, totally agree with you, pamper day is must-have after stressful time πŸ™‚

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  24. Sounds like a lovely evening! The body shop new products do smell so good, need to give them a try. I love Megs channel too! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  25. LBG says:

    Love your pampering post! The lounge wear is a must and the cup is so pretty. I need the scrub too

    http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  26. This is such a fun post, I feel more relaxed just by reading it πŸ˜€

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

  27. Stephanie says:

    Gorgeous cup and saucer! I need that body shop Bath stuff. Sounds amazing! !

  28. Paul Renner says:

    That rib co-ord is too good to keep just for indoors. Hope you didn't get post LFW flu, I've got a pretty bad cold after all my travels but at least the Italian sun is clearing it up

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  29. I'd love to try the Milk and Honey bath that sounds so amazing!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

  30. Oh i love drinking tea on my bed with PJ's on πŸ™‚
    Love these products too. πŸ™‚

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  31. pinkqueen says:

    I just love pamper evening , just relaxing – lovely post!

    http://www.pinkqueen.com/

  32. Alina Bostan says:

    Love your idea of a chill out pamper day after a stressful week, you deserve it. First of all I need to get me some of those super pretty cup & saucers, would feel so fancy drinking from it haha. Secondly how cool is that Boohoo co-ord, I could see myself lounging in that all day x

    Beauty with charm

  33. Rubi Ani says:

    I'd honestly forgotten about fashion week until I started catching up with my bloglovin feed this weekend. It's just been that hectic with work, and trying to find a new job.
    That teacup is so cute, it's such a pretty design!
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

  34. Loved this post, you always brighten up my evenings! Xx

    Pandora Dupe- CHEAP!

  35. Ahhh this post made me want to jump through your screen! Seriously lacking in pamper products at the moment, but the milk and honey bath sounds incredible! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  36. Nina Kobi says:

    Really enjoyed reading this post. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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