Bridal Beauty: The Pre-Wedding Beauty Routine That Made Hermione Olivia Glow
Here comes the bride…
A wedding is the perfect excuse to splurge on your skin, but we get that it can be overwhelming. There are a lot of treatments and not a lot of time. That’s why Gritty Pretty introduced Bridal Beauty, a section dedicated to word-of-mouth bridal beauty tips from those in the know.
In this edition, we’re taking you behind the pre-wedding beauty and fitness routine of Hermione Bellm, the UK & EU CEO of JSHealth.
Hermione Bellm (nee Underwood) wed Anthony Bellm in a traditional English wedding ceremony set in Berkshire, in the English countryside. “We always wanted a traditionally British, family affair in a church in the English countryside (next to my husband’s family property),” shared Bellm. “This was before, of course, we had a big, less conventional wedding party in Deia, Mallorca with all of our friends.”
Walking down the aisle on September 21, 2022 in a stunningly intricate lace dress designed by Sydney-based bridal designer, Pallas Couture, Bellm was the blushing bride in every sense of the word. Here, she breaks down exactly what she did to get ready for her wedding day.
“I had regular facials pre-wedding, at both Teresa Tarmey and FaceGym. I usually have a very low key skincare regimen, so in the lead up to the wedding, I tried to be more religious with my at home routine. For me, this meant using the Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanser twice daily, followed by the Chanel No 1 De Chanel Revitalising Serum in the morning and the Augustinus Bader The Cream in the evenings. I also used the Augustinus Bader The Eye Cream before bed and exfoliated with the Dr Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser three times a week. I also loved using the MZ Skin Radiance & Renewal Instant Clarity Refining Mask twice a week.”
“I did acupuncture and cupping with Renata Tunes and weekly massage with Siva Rajah. I chose not to have a spray tan and rather to look more natural as our English wedding was very traditional in look and feel.”
“I worked with Flo of Clo&Flo in South Kensington on my hair colour and treatments. I had hair extensions by TRYO in Marylebone the week before the wedding, primarily so we could make a big bun for the English ceremony but I ended up quite liking the length and wearing my hair out a lot for the Spanish wedding.”
“I fell pregnant three months prior to the wedding which limited a lot of the beauty treatments and exercise I could do. I did pilates and walked in the lead up to the wedding, as my priority was simply surviving the first trimester while working full-time and contributing to the wedding planning… in a fairly limited capacity honestly.”
“I had eyelash extensions and an eyebrow tint and lamination which I liked the look of so much, I’ve kept doing both since the wedding. I am also very particular about my nails and work with Agata Porszke who, along with supplements, has built my nail strength with time and created my dream, long, almond shaped nails.”
A Week Prior To The Event, I…
“…was super chilled and spent my time mostly focused on my family and best friends being in town from Australia. I arranged to have our nails done together, and a facial pre-wedding which was fun.”
On The Morning Of The Big Day, I…
“…wore a sheet mask by Sarah Chapman before getting ready and was fortunate to have Ninni Nummela of Chanel Beauty do my makeup. I drank a lot of water but also really took the time to enjoy the moment. My husband surprised us and sent a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon from my birth year to our room so we all drank champagne over brunch and were really present in the special moment.”