Monday, 31 January 2011

Valentine's Giveaway with Azendi!

Love is in the air, or so Saint Valentine would have us believe, and so I say let's take advantage and enjoy the occasion! 

Whether you are in love or not, there is no denying that a heart design is super cute. I am a sucker for a heart, I completely love them and for me the shape is, and always will be, a fabulous fashion staple.

The lovely people at Azendi have 'lovingly' agreed to give a ReallyRee reader a fabbie pressie for Valentine's Day.

And here is what is up for grabs. It is a gorgeous black heart pendant set in sterling silver. 

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Azendi Heart Pendant

I love this pendant.I have worn it and it looks completely gorgeous. It's worth £125 and you can win it here.

To enter:
It is super simple to enter and it's all about Twitter. All you need to do is:


  • Follow Azendi on Twitter
  • Follow ReallyRee on Twitter
  • Tweet "Enter the @ReallyRee & @Azendi Valentines Jewellery Giveaway worth £125 - http://bit.ly/fWqbwx"
  • Leave a comment here on the blog to say you have entered
Simples!!


This giveaway will close on Sunday 13th February and the winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck and I can't wait to hear from you!

Ree
XXX

*Open to the OK only.



Check out other ReallyRee giveaways here.

Kissable Lips with Nivea Hydro Care

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What better time to get your lips into tip top condition than in the run up to Valentine's Day? And I have found the perfect lip salve to do just that. It's Nivea's Hydro Care Lip Balm.


This balm is absolute perfection. It feels so soft on that delicate skin, it instantly soothes any sensitivity and literally pumps moisture into the lips. It also leaves a lovely sheen that makes me perfectly happy to go without gloss or lipstick, should the mood take me!

What more could you want from a lip product?




And here is how they do it....


NEW NIVEA Hydro Care, the first lip product to utilise Aquaspheres which quickly absorb into the lips and provide long lasting intensive moisture.  Enriched with Pure Water to hydrate and Aloe Vera which soothes; this wonder product leaves lips moisturised to the max! ...  unlike other brands on the market this is not simply a barrier that sits on the lips and doesn’t moisturise BUT offers intensive moisture and hydration deep within the lips tissue.  The occlusive action of Hydro Care leads to a reduction of water loss keeping lips hydrated for longer.

The Result?!  Super kissable lips!


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If you could choose anyone in the world to share a Valentine's Day kiss with (obviously with your super soft lips) who would it be?

I am so out of touch with who's  hot and who's not, so come on, bring me up to date with your celeb crushes!!

I am ashamed to say that I googled 'hot men', came up with Glamour Magazine's 50 sexiest men and didn't recognise half of them! Pathetic!!




Help me get back in the loop! Who is the man or woman of the moment that you want to use your wish kiss on?!

And make sure you are keeping your lips in good shape for whoever that lucky person will be. I have to say, you can't go wrong with Nivea's Hydro Care lip balm, it really is completely fab.

And I know this because I let my boys try it too. Both my boyfriend and my son (secret lip balm addicts) gave it a top score! Erm, not so secret anymore, but I'll worry about that later!

I can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

*This post has been sponsored by Nivea. Who I want to kiss for this fabbie lip balm!



Help: a Heart and Nominate your Hero for National Heart Month!

This week is the start of National Heart Month, so there is no better time to look after the hearts of the ones you love and nominate someone special in your life for the Help: a Heart, Nominate your Hero campaign by Works with Water Nutraceuticals, which looks after the heart health of others with its range of 100% natural heart health supplements.

Week 2 winner: Nicolla Bishop who nominated her friend and work colleague.


Nicolla’s hero nomination statement: “I nominate my friend and work colleague Nicki. We work with people with dementia and absolutely love it despite its challenges. Nicki is someone that always goes above and beyond. She spends a lot of her own time taking people with dementia out and running fabulous activities for them-like baking classes. She’s a single mum and has a lot of problems in her personal life but never fails to make everyone else happy.”


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Exclusive Healthy Heart Warming Hamper


The Works with Water Nutraceuticals judging panel chose Nicolla Bishop’s hero to receive the prize of a Healthy Heart Warming Hamper, as they appreciated the real difference that Nicki’s hard work and caring heart must be making to the wellbeing of people suffering from dementia. 












Week 3 of the campaign – get your entries in!

Why not nominate your own everyday hero in your life - the person that regularly performs acts of kindness that perhaps get taken for granted – and give your reasons why that person is special.

The most compelling entry each week will win an exclusive Healthy Heart Warming Hamper, which will be delivered to the person they have nominated as their hero with a personalized note saying ‘you’re my hero’.

Nominate your hero (Stating who your hero is, their relationship to you and why they are your hero):
  •      Leave a comment on our dedicated campaign blog at www.workswithwater.co.uk/HelpaHeart
  •     Email us at HelpaHeart@workswithwater.co.uk
  •    Tweet to us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HelpaHeart, using the hash tag #HelpaHeart
  •     Write on our Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/HelpaHeart

You can follow the progress of the campaign at:

help: cholesterol and help: blood pressure are available from selected Waitrose and Holland & Barrett stores (plus selected Boots from 30 January 2011) and online at http://www.workswithwater.co.uk, priced at £15.79-£16.79 for a week’s supply, or £54.99 for a month’s supply (only available via website).

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Jasper Garvida Spring Summer 2011. The Clara Shirt

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The Clara Shirt by Jasper Garvida


Take a look at this stunning shirt. I completely love it. The detail, the fabric contrasting and the feminine fit all contribute to a beautiful, show stopping take on a classic style.

The Clara shirt takes its inspiration from the layers and details found on the costumes of the Ballets Russes, perfect for the huge ballet trend that the upcoming season is promising.

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"The looping featured on the collar and sleeves is lovingly stitched by hand from silk organza lined with the finest habotai silk. The shirt will be available in two options; you can opt to have both the collar and sleeves looped or just the collar, depending on the look you are going for, or your body shape. The rest of the blouse is made from sheer luxurious silk organza."






Super cute worn with a little mini as pictured, or for a more serious look, the Clara can be worn with sophisticated tailored trousers.

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The Clara Shirt is priced at £245.00 for half looping and at £465.00 for full looping.

It's available online from  www.jaspergarvida.com or from stockist’s Wolf and Badger, Ledbury Road, W11 2AB, from February.


The Jasper Garvida brand was established in November 2008. Since then, he has produced four acclaimed Ready-to-Wear Collections.

Are you inspired by Spring Summer's ballet trend?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Friday, 28 January 2011

Alexa Chung at Chanel Haute Couture Show

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Alexa Chung in Chanel

Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore this. I am a super duper Chanel fan and this little number ticks every single box for me.

It's cute and ladylike and sexy and stylish and fun - all at once!! It's perfection! I have long time been a fan of the rebellious combination of black and blue. The black does beautiful things to the blue, as does the blue to the black. It's just yummy!

It's such a lovely feminine take on the tuxedo look - really girly and Alexa Chung looks curvy and gorgeous. A lovely change to her shift dress and loose blouse staples. She looks really womanly.

I love the Prada platforms she's added. They save the dress from the danger of the waiter confusion!

Basically.... I want that look.

Do you love it or is it too silver service for you?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Giveaway! Win £50 worth of Fashion Week Favourite Avene Products.

I have been trying out some Avene products recently and have been really impressed by both the effectiveness and value for money. See my review of the Eau Thermale Avène’s Ysthéal+ Eye Contour Creme here.


I have also just started to using Avene's Extremely Rich Compensating Cream which is really lovely. Look out for a review of that one in the future.

But it seems that it's not just me that's really happy with these products, in fact the brand has quite a few celebrity  fans too including Erin O’Connor, Sophie Dahl, Natalia Vodianova, Gabriella Calthorpe, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Diane Kruger and Vanessa Hudgens.

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Spotted back stage at Burberry last year at London Fashion Week was the Eau Thermal Avène Water Spray – perfect for toning and refreshing flustered faces. Cosmetics can cause skin sensitivity but the softening and protective properties of the unique Avène Thermal Spring Water calms complexions. The low mineral content in the water, as well as its pH 7.5 (almost neutral) balance, will not sting, burn or dry out skin.  


Sophie Dahl has said “This keeps my skin from getting dry on long flights” 




So now you have the opportunity to get a piece of the action and win £50 worth of Avene products.


All you have to do is 'Like' Avene's facebook page and leave a note with your facebook name here in the comments. Easy!


If you would like to increase your chances, you can:



  • Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect
  • Tweet  - "Win £50 of Avene Products with @ReallyRee http://bit.ly/eMejkR "
  • 'Like' ReallyRee on Facebook
Just be sure to list all your entries in the comments so I can count them up.

This giveaway will close on Sunday 6th February and the winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck and I can't wait to hear from you!

Ree
XXX

*Open to the OK only.


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Olivia Palermo - A New Look in Agnona, Kurt Geiger and Hermes.

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It goes without saying that Olivia Palermo always looks amazing. But this particular photo of her literally made me stop what I was doing! She looks completely gorgeous. It is so different for her and really refreshing.

I love it. I want it! The orangey peachy colour of the blazer looks fab on her and those tweed trousers are cut to perfection to showcase her pretty feet in her pretty shoes.

So nice to see her in colour and a brilliant surprise in what could possibly be seen as her predictably stylish uniform. I'm not saying I wouldn't kill for her predictably stylish uniform, but you know what I mean?

Olivia wore this to the Ermenegildo Zegna Fall 2011 menswear fashion show with her model boyfriend Johannes Huebl. Agnona is the womenswear arm of the brand.

She complimented the look with Kurt Geiger heels and a vintage Hermes clutch.


I completely want this look for  myself!


What do you think to this look?


Can't wait to hear from you


Ree
XXX


Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance at House of Fraser's Apothecary

This is the first Deborah Lippmann polish I have ever tried and I am absolutely in love with it.  

It's really edgy and super pretty at the same time, which is the perfect combination for me. The description - blackened fuchsia - describes the combination perfectly.

It goes on really easily, especially considering it is loaded with glitter, and each of the two coats dried nice and quickly. Plus, the bottle shape is beautiful.

And look! It's so shiny and sparkly and yummy. 

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Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance


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Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance


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Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance


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Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance

House of Fraser has the most amazing Deborah Lippmann range. It is practically impossible to choose.  Check it out here.

Have you tried any of the Deborah Lippmann colours yet? What shall I go for next?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Colour Blend Foam Review - A Video!

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Clairol Nice 'n Easy Colour Blend Foam

I just coloured my hair using the all new Clairol Nice 'n Easy Colour Blend Foam and have made some rather embarrassing before and after videos so that you can see exactly what the product is like.

You can watch, but you'll have to promise not to laugh too much at how rubbish my filming skills are! Oh well...here goes nothing!
















Some extra information for you:


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Clairol Nice 'n Easy Colour Blend Foam

All you need to do is:

  • Pour the colour blend formula into the activator bottle and shake
  • Screw foamer cap onto bottle and squeeze to create the foam
  • Apply as if you were shampooing
  • You must perform a patch test before use

  • Foam is non-drip for no mess application
  • Delivers multi-tonal dimensional colour with 100% grey coverage
  • Available in 18 natural shades
  • Priced at RRP £6.99

Tips from Clairol:

1.       You only need to shake lightly, ideally for no more than 10-15 seconds, to ensure the colour is properly mixed. The foam is formed in the ‘foamer’ cap when dispensed, not the bottle, so no need for super strong shaking as it may make it less foamy!

2.       Make sure the bottle is held upright, and not horizontally, both when shaking and when dispensing the foam.
   
3.       If you think you have shaken the bottle too much the foamer cap may not work, so you can dispense the first squeeze into the sink (of course making sure you rinse immediately!) or wait 30 seconds for the foam to collapse to ensure it is the correct consistency.


So what do you think to my awful video?

Can't wait to hear from you (or maybe I don't want to know!!)

Ree
XXX

*This post has been sponsored by Clairol

Monday, 24 January 2011

The NIVEA Pure and Natural Range. Responsible Affordable Skincare.

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NIVEA Pure and Natural Range

Just before Christmas, I received a fabbie package filled with products from Nivea's newest innovation, NIVEA Pure and Natural.

"For the first time in the mass market, the most trusted name in skincare is bringing to the masses effective natural skincare combining advanced skincare expertise with effective natural ingredients that work in perfect harmony with the skin."

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The entire range has been made with 95% natural ingredients and is free from Parabens, Silicones, Colourants and Mineral Oils.


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The lead ingredient 100% organic Argan Oil, gives skincare benefits for the body and face care products.  A natural source of Vitamin E, Argan Oil contains three times as much Vitamin E as Olive Oil and is a natural antioxidantRich in essential, precious fatty acids it provides effective and natural protection against free radicals whilst proven to create a skin smoothing effect.*



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Supporting the local communities
Argan Oil has been a beauty secret used by the Berber Women in Morocco for millennia and for the Berbers is an important source of income.  Sourced from a cooperative in Mogador the Argan Oil supports the Berber Women and provides the rural population with a stable income.  The cultivation of Argan Oil helps prevent desertification, because the deep roots act like reservoirs, allowing the communities to re-cultivate the land where it was previously too dry.





I have been using most of the proucts every day since they came so that I can give you my a full run down of how well Nivea has done.


NIVEA Pure & Natural Cleanser and Toner (both £3.36)
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NIVEA Pure & Natural Cleanser & Toner
I love this little duo, especially as I was in serious need of new cleansing products, and these arrived just in the nick of time.


The cleanser is a lovely cream gel consistency and it feels fresh and light as it goes on. I have been massaging it on and then removing it with a damp cotton pad and it is really effective for makeup removal. It is gentle enough to use on the eyes too. In the morning, I put it on and then rinse off in the shower.


The Toner is super refreshing and gentle. Once used, my skin feels super clean and has been very clear throughout the whole time I've been using it.

NIVEA Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream (£5.10)
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NIVEA Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream
This is a nice light moisturiser. It is excellent as a base for makeup and is also very flattering on the skin for the days when I go without makeup. It leaves skin looking very fresh and smooth. I love the fact that it is paraben and nasties free and that the majority of its ingredients are organic.

My only reservation is that it is not an anti-ageing formula, and as I'm obsessed with lines and wrinkles, it makes me nervous, so I haven't used it as much as I could have. I find it hard to see the point of moisturisers that don't contain anti-ageing properties.


I do know, however, that the range does contain the NIVEA Pure & Natural Facial Anti-Wrinkle Day and Night Care which I am very keen to try.

NIVEA Pure & Natural Lip Balm (£1.99)
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NIVEA Pure & Natural Lip Balm
Love this lip balm. It's really soothing and moisturising and smells absolutely delish! I have used it everyday and have been carrying it around with me. Considering the toll the cold weather can take on lips, it has been keeping them in very good condition.

NIVEA Pure & Natural Body Lotion for normal to dry skin (£3.57)
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NIVEA Pure & Natural Body Lotion


Speaking as a complete body moisturising obsessive, this lotion ticks all the boxes. If you regularly read this blog, you'll know that I can't stand 30 seconds out of the shower without slapping on the cream.


This lotion is for normal to dry skin, but because I am paranoid about my skin drying out and getting itchy, I always normally go for a product for very dry skin. This, however, was perfectly efficient and has kept my skin feeling super comfy.


NIVEA Pure & Natural hand Cream (£3.05)
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NIVEA Pure & Natural hand Cream
I don't use hand cream as much as I should, in fact it is one of my aims to try to use it more, but because I am such a body moisturiser freak, they kind of get done then. I have been using this hand cream and I have to say, I really like it. It is lovely and creamy yet it literally sinks in straight away, leaving you ready to get on with things.


I let my boyfriend try it out because he's a plasterer and suffers with dry skin on his hands as a result. He found it very moisturising and commented on how quickly it sank it. Excellent!

Overall, I am giving the range a massive thumbs up and the ones I would particularly purchase in the future are the cleanser and toner, the body lotion and the lip balm. It feels good that it's a natural and responsible range plus it is definitely effective, so there is no compromise.


The NIVEA Pure and Natural products will be available from 20th February 2011. Visit www.nivea.co.uk

Week 1 Winner of the Help: a Heart, Nominate Your Hero Campaign.

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Last week I told you about the launch of the Help: a Heart, Nominate Your Hero Campaign. A gorgeous campaign to spread a bit of love in our world and also raise money for a children's charity. Click here for  more information.

The campaign has been a brilliant success and the notion of celebrating their unsung heroes clearly struck a chord with people, as we had a great number of moving Hero Statements entered.


Week 1 winner: @SooperSandy (via Twitter), who nominated her 86 year old WW2 veteran neighbour

SooperSandy’s hero nomination statement: “My 86 year old WW2 veteran neighbour [is my hero].  He bought a wheelchair to take his 'old boy' pals (the 90 year olds!) to Burma Star events! Can't relate how fab my hero is in one tweet, he’s amazing; he gardens the no-man’s-land in our road and bought a bike last year!”

The Works with Water Nutraceuticals judging panel chose SooperSandy’s hero to receive the prize of a Healthy Heart Warming Hamper, as they admired the 86 year old’s spirit and kind nature in looking after his fellow neighbours and war veterans. The judging panel felt that his selfless nature really captures the essence of what the Help: a Heart, Nominate your Hero campaign is all about, so was the perfect winner for the first week of the campaign.



I told you about my mum being my hero last week but I do have others! And guess who my other hero is?? Yes!! It's my Daddy!!  You must get your entries in too!

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He is completely adorable and has a very big birthday coming up. He'll be 90 at the end of January!! He is completely amazing. My Dad is so active and he is a real 'new man'! He does all the washing up and laundry at home and brings my lovely mummy breakfast in bed every weekend!!

He loves his family so much and saves his pension all year long so he can take us on holiday. It's Devon this year! He's also very handy and makes us wardrobes and toy cupboards - he has a real talent.

He loves life but things weren't always so much fun. He lost his family in the Blitz and served in Malta during the war. He is a very good man and such a cutie!!

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Looking after your family’s health
Many people’s Hero Statement entries related to their personal heroes looking after the health of other people; having someone caring for you when you are poorly can make the world of difference to your overall sense of wellbeing. Works with Water Nutraceuticals is campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your own and your family’s heart health, as heart disease kills more people in the UK than any other condition.

Throughout the duration of the 4 week campaign, Works with Water is offering 35% off both its 100% natural heart health supplements online – help: cholesterol and help: blood pressure – at www.workswithwater.co.uk.

Week 2 of the campaign – get your entries in!
Why not nominate your own everyday heroes in your life - the person that regularly performs acts of kindness that perhaps get taken for granted – and give their reasons why that person is special.

The most compelling entry each week will win an exclusive Healthy Heart Warming Hamper, which will be delivered to the person they have nominated as their hero with a personalized note saying ‘you’re my hero’.

Nominate your hero (Stating who your hero is, their relationship to you and why they are your hero):

You can follow the progress of the campaign at:

help: cholesterol and help: blood pressure are available from selected Waitrose and Holland & Barrett stores (plus selected Boots from 30 January 2011) and online at www.workswithwater.co.uk, priced at £15.79-£16.79 for a week’s supply, or £54.99 for a month’s supply (only available via website).

Come on!! There are heroes in your life too so let us know about it!

Can't wait to hear from you - just leave your nomination in the comments.

Ree
XXX

Sunday, 23 January 2011

The Diet Coke and Nails Inc Challenge (With Lots Of Unsolicited Help!)

I recently received a email which talked about a bottle of Diet Coke, some gorgeous Nails Inc polishes and a selection of gems and stickers, otherwise known as the Diet Coke Catwalk Collection customisation kit.

As I am a fan of both Diet Coke and Nails Inc, I thought 'what fun!' and before long a lovely box of goodies     arrived.

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Diet Coke and Nails Inc Catwalk Collection Customisation Kit

And someone was very interested. That someone was an eight year boy who just loves to get stuck in. However, I managed to distract him away from it and put it away in a safe and secret place.

Nothing more was said and today when I had a quiet moment I thought I would have a little go at decorating the bottle. But no sooner had I got the kit out, in walks eight year old boy who was horrified that I might have done it without him.

He disappeared and returned immediately with what he termed 'a blueprint'.

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The Blueprint!

And it was then that I realised that this was no longer my project, and in fact, never had been!

Before he totally takes over, I better tell you what the actual point of the exercise is. It's for me to tell you about the new range called The Catwalk Collection from diet Coke and Nails Inc which includes four gorgeous limited edition colours; Denim, Caramel, Plum and Heather Grey, worth £11 RRP each. 


They're free when you pick up just two 500ml bottles of diet Coke at selected Boots stores nationwide from 12th January. A brilliant offer! And here are the colours showcased by my little helper. (Who am I kidding?! I was his helper!!)


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Diet Coke and Nails Inc Catwalk Collection



So he set to work....


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And before long we had this:


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Diet Coke and Nails Inc Fusion!



He told me that although he had used his 'blueprint', he had made some 'modifications' (!!!) along the way. I concentrated on keeping a straight face. This was serious business after all.


And on this special occasion, as he feels he worked so hard, eight year old has allowed me to include a photo of him in the blog. And here he is modelling the creation. (It's the closest he's going to get to drinking Diet Coke for a good few years!):



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What a cutie!! 


Have you managed to take advantage of this brilliant offer yet? Do you love the polishes? I haven't had a chance to try them yet but I have high hopes.


Can't wait to hear from you


Ree
XXX

Friday, 21 January 2011

Fearne Cotton Talks Makeup...To Me!!!

So guess what?! I had a lovely chat with the super gorgeous and thoroughly delightful Fearne Cotton!! Yayyyy!

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Fearne Cotton and Me!

It was just so nice. I was having a bit of a hectic half hour. You know, home from work in central London for the school run. Throw some chicken dippers on a plate, bit of Greek Myths homework (and a bit of a row about it) and then head off back to central London to the Soho Hotel to meet Fearne at the launch of her new makeup range for Boots.

A train delay left me legging it down Oxford Street, creating quite a disturbance in my new cloggy boots (blog post to follow) and a rather unglamorous arrival at the venue.

I met Fearne straight away and she looked completely amazing. Super glowy and gorgeous. We went off for a little sit-down and chat, and she soon had me feeling a lot  better.

And what a lovely girl she is! In addition to the fact that she politely pretended not to notice that I was both panting and perspiring at once, she was really very charming, entertaining and incredibly easy to be around.

Fearne is really proud of her makeup range for Boots and you know what? I would be too because it really is gorgeous stuff that would rival more expensive brands. More about that later.

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Fearne Cotton with her Boots Makeup Range - 'Fearne'

Fearne is beautiful. Even more attractive than she appears on TV. If she wasn't famous and she walked into a room, she would still make a serious impression. And she's completely flawless. Something she put down to 'lots of makeup', displaying typical British self deprecation!

But she didn't look like she was wearing tonnes of makeup. She was sporting a glamorous yet very natural look using some of her favourites from her 'Fearne' at Boots range.

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Some 'Fearne' Goodies


Her skin looked very fresh and dewy and her eyes were doing all the work. She had on a goldy taupey loose powder eyeshadow and a gorgeous eyeliner that was a goldy, greeny brown. She grabbed the liner to show me, and enthusiastically drew it on her hand to show how pretty and easy the products were to use.

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Fearne Cotton Makeup


And the liners really are lovely. Super versatile - you can use them to draw a precise and defined line, or blend them out for a smoky look. The texture is gorgeous; very smooth and really gentle on the skin. You can draw them all over the lid and blend because they set nicely and have great staying power.

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Fearne Eye Pencil - Bronze, £5


The loose powder shadows can be used wet for extra intensity and dry for a more sheer colour. Fearne's Makeup Artist, Justine Jenkins, (who was completely adorable by the way) told me that you can apply it wet first and then add a dry dusting once it has set. That way you can create great depth of colour with beautiful glimmer on top.

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Fearne Eye Shimmer Gold, £5


Fearne told me that this project has represented a huge learning curve for her. However, it has been an incredibly rewarding challenge.

Having launched a range of gift sets for Christmas, she was overwhelmed by the positive response she received from those who were opening their 'Fearne' pressies on Christmas day and sent tweets and facebook messages saying how pleased they were. Fearne was clearly very touched by this.

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Fearne Hat Box Christmas Gift Set


She is genuinely so happy to be working with a brand like Boots because she's confident that they really know their stuff. She loves the formulations and takes great comfort in the fact Boots embrace an ethical approach to product development with absolutely no animal testing.

With Fearne coming up to the big 3-0, we talked about our changing faces and makeup style. She has adopted a much more sophisticated make up look. She spoke about how she is learning to love her face but still suffers from the odd insecurity. She worries about dark circles and lines, but I was looking closely and I really couldn't see any evidence of those!

Which brought us to the subject of body and face dysmorphia which we agreed many of us suffer mild elements of. Quite incredibly, Fearne has a major hang up about her 'alien forehead' as she phrased it!! I was in fits, but honestly she hates her forehead and said she would rather sit there naked than expose her forehead with a ponytail! Entirely crazy because she's completely stunning, but clearly very real to her. We're a funny bunch us girls!!

I had such a lovely, relaxed chat with Fearne for about half an hour. She made me feel like she had all the time in the world for me. Of course she didn't, she had somewhere she needed to be, but she never let on!

I finally stopped chatting at her and she posed for a few piccies especially for you, dear readers, then gave me a kiss and cuddle good bye and off she went! Yay!! I loved her!

And of course Fearne would have a super lovely makeup artist.

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Justine Jenkins, Makeup Artist


Justine Jenkins was so much fun to talk to. Not only is she Fearne Cotton's right hand makeup woman, but she looks after Holly Willoughby and Abbey Clancy too. She's an absolutely gorgeous girl who talked so enthusiastically to me about the Fearne Cotton range and showed me tonnes of tips and tricks.

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Justine Jenkins, Me and some Fearne Goodies


She loves the range and said that a lot of the products were as good as any more expensive brands she had tried. What a fabulous recommendation!

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Fearne Eye Pencil and Lipgloss Swatches


She says you can't beat Fearne's red lipgloss. I totally loved Justine too and we had a brilliant babble about makeup, the universe and everything! Yay again!

Follow Fearne on Twitter here and Justine (or JJ) on Twitter here.

The full Fearne Cotton range is available exclusively at Boots stores nationwide and online at www.boots.com from 9th March 2011.

You must check it out. It's gorgeous stuff at a great price too!

Have you tried any of Fearne's makeup yet?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
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