Wednesday, 30 March 2011

In the Mood!

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I just wanted to share this photo of this gorgeous new bracelet I've got. It's a multi strand, stretch pearl bracelet with the prettiest corsage.

It has a wonderful vintage feel and some lovely sparkles too. Just perfect to brighten up a plain look or add a girly touch to perhaps a tough feeling outfit.

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The bracelet is from Mood by Jon Richard at Debenhams. They have a fab range of reasonably priced accessories to add a bit of old school glamour.

I love it! What do you think?

Ree
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Jena.Theo Fashion Fringe Pop Up Shop. Wanna Go?

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Jena.Theo, a design duo who showed their AW11 On-Scheudle collection at London Fashion Week, and previous Fashion Fringe Winners, are doing a pop-up shop in Covent Garden on March 30th.

This is a chance to see the new season AW11 collection as well being able to buy previous collections which have been favoured by the likes of Donatella Versace and Beth Ditto. Jena.Theo consists of Jenny and Dimitris, mixing the best of British and Greek influences, they were chosen by Donatella Versace as winners of Fashion Fringe ion 2009 in Covent Garden and have been continually supported by her since. 

The pop-up shop is open to the public and press. DJ's, drinks and nibbles will be provided!! Yay! All you have to do is RSVP to fashion@essence-communications.com

Here are a selection of looks from the Jena.Theo AW11 collection to get you going!!

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11

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Jena.Theo AW11


So if you'd like to go along and view the collection, and shop previous collections, just  RSVP to fashion@essence-communications.com

Ree
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Austin Reed's Q Club

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Austin Reed Q Club Ambassadors

"Open to members nationwide, the Q Club is an exclusive new dimension of personal tailoring from Austin Reed, specialising in three key areas: Q Corporate, Q Bespoke and Q Hirewear. The club gives you the chance to customise your individual formal attire, whilst enjoying the membership’s exclusive benefits within Austin Reed’s expertly staffed stores nationwide. The Q Club also features the members’ only Q Bar and club lounge within the label’s flagship London store in Regent Street. Q members can relax over a drink of their choice whilst expert tailors tend to guests’ every need. It’s about pleasure, and giving you and your suit the deserved attention."


Sounds fabulous doesn't it? And it really is! I attended the launch party last week and it was a thoroughly lavish affair. The Q Club Ambassadors, Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss, Courtney Lawes and Lewis Moody were all there fusing style and sport in one dapper move!

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Austin Reed Q Club Ambassadors

Champagne flowed and good fun was had by all - sportsmen, press and fashion bloggers. Here are a few shots from the night.

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 Leroy (Clotheshorse), @Stylisa, and Charles (Chasebond)

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Charles (Chasebond), Leroy (Clotheshorse) and Prince Cassius

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Me, Holly (Diary Directory) and Camille (Karma Style)

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Hanna from BSFmag



Ree
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Monday, 28 March 2011

Jennie Harding and Tisserand Aromatherapy

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Tisserand Aromatherapy

I went to a brilliant launch event one morning last week where I was introduced to the amazing, truly natural products that Tisserand have to offer.

Just walking into the room, I was greeted by a harmony of the most heavenly smells, and I felt instantly calm and soothed. The range is immense, from hand creams to boath soaks, deodorants to shampoos, and traditional aromatherapy oils to pre-blended treatment roller balls.

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Tisserand Aromatherapy

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Tisserand Aromatherapy

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Tisserand Aromatherapy

I got to have the most gorgeous hand massage that left me feeling happy as larry and light as a feather. What an amazing way to start the day!

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Tisserand Aromatherapy

And now for the really good part and the bit where I appreciate what a lucky lucky girl I am. I got to have a one to one consultation with aromatherapy guru and author, Jennie Harding. Now this was completely brilliant.

Jennie explained her history and revealed that she actually worked with Robert Tisserand during the early days of Tisserand's impressive history. Robert Tisserand founded the company in the 1970s with its core message of 'Caring Naturally'.

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Jennie Harding of Tisserand

Jennie is amazing. I spoke to her about the things I like, and how I like to feel, and then she presented me with four separate essential oils, each divine - lemon, lime, bergamot and basil. Then Jennie put them together... even more divine!! It was like my favourite smell (although I had never smelt it before) just there in four cue tips!

And the bonus? Jennie is going to have it blended and sent to me. My own bespoke aromatherapy blend!! I kept the cue tips and when I smell then, and breathe in deeply, it feel like the scents go straight to my core! Truly wonderful, if a little melodramatic. Or a lot melodramatic!!

Jennie aslo told me about the Tisserand Academy where beauty professionals can gain aromatherapy qualifications via online and distance learning. Visit www.tisserand.co.uk for more information.

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Tisserand Wild Rose and Lemon Leaf Deodorant

I have a few Tisserand products that I have been trying. The Wild Rose and Lemon Leaf Refreshing Deodorant (£5.65) is amazing. It's effective and completely natural which is brilliant because I think that deodorant is often the missing link in our natural regimes.

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Tisserand Sleep Roller Ball

My other wonder product so far is the 'Sleep' roller ball (£5.25).  I am a complete nightmare. I rush around all day, speak really really fast to try and keep up with my thoughts, sit in front of my laptop all night, and type really really fast to try and keep up with my thoughts, AND THEN I go straight to bed, at ridiculous O'clock, and expect to fall straight to sleep. Well it just doesn't happen.

I have to say, I have been using this product, recommended to me by Jennie Harding herself, and it only bleeping works!! I put it on my wrists and behind my ears and breathe! It's so lovely and makes me feel all fluffy and before I know it....happy sleepy time. You can't say fairer than that. I NEVER want to be without it!

So all I can say is, I am more than pleased that I went along to the event. I have discovered some real essentials and still have more to try. I'll will let you know about them as and when.

Before I go, a quick note on exactly how 'natural' the range is. It's completely natural which means:



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  • No synthetic fragrances
  • No SLS/SLES
  • No parabens
  • No animal ingredients even beeswax, fully Vegan certified
  • No unsound ingredients (list was too long to go into, but trust me, no nasties)
  • Yes to Organic - full certification.

Tisserand is available from Boots, Waitrose, John Lewis, Lloyds Pharmacy and www.tisserand.co.uk.

Ree
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Sunday, 27 March 2011

New Dove Beauty Finish Deodorant

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Dove Beauty Finish


Dove have launched a brand new deodorant which not only does the job of deodorising in true Dove style, but also leaves your skin looking super pretty.

I went to the Dove Beauty Finishing School, where the new Dove Beauty Finish was launched and had the loveliest day.

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Dove Beauty Finish

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Dove Beauty Finish is the finishing touch for your skin. It's enriched with a pearlescent beauty mineral called
Mica which is a naturally occurring beauty mineral known for its skin flattering properties.

And to celebrate all the finishing touches Dove laid on some masterclasses for makeup, waxing, nails and accessories.




This is celebrity makeup artist and all round lovely girl, Emma Osborne, who's a complete genius with her brushes. I had a great chat with her. She did my makeup and I was left looking glowy and glam.

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Make Up Artist Emma Osborne

And this is THE WAX QUEEN!! I love her!!!! Kim Lawless is the leading authority on waxing in the UK and she has developed her own waxing techniques which are now copied worldwide. She has loyal customers that travel miles for her appointments - truly the Queen of wax!! 

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The Wax Queen AKA Kim Lawless

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And what an absolutely adorable girl. Loved her! We had the best chats and giggles and I can see why her clients are so loyal. A great service and a personality to match!





Thanks Dove! Dove Beauty Finish is available in supermarkets and chemists.

Ree
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The ReallyRee Oral-B Power Challenge


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Oral-B Power Challenge

This one is all about the smile! And starting today, I'll be taking part in a one month Oral-B Power Challenge using the new Britain's Brush.

I have been given the Oral-B Professional Care 500 to trial, and trial it I shall! Oral B want to know if they can convert me from my old manual toothbrush ways. If you want to join me the brush is half price at the mo -  just £22.50 to celebrate National Smile Month. I'd love to hear how you're getting on! Feel ever so free to tweet me!

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Oral-B Professional Care 500

Now after years of wearing a brace when I was young, I am pretty much obsessed with my own, and everyone else's teeth. In fact, when I have a nightmare, it usually involves my teeth falling out at one point or another. Truly horrifying!

Anyway, my point is, I plan to take this challenge very seriously! I'm told that power brushes are proven to remove twice as much plaque compared to a manual toothbrush and 9 out of 10 people who have tried a power brush would not want to go back to a manual brush. So it's sounding good already.

I have also been given some tooth-friendly tips and tricks to help me along my way. And here they are: 

FLOSS: I must floss once a day
BRUSH: Twice a day for 2 minutes. My Oral-B Professional Care 500′s timer will help out with this.
CURB SNACKING:  keep snacks to foods like cheese, raw vegetables, nuts and breadsticks which are all better for teeth.
AVOID: Fizzy drinks. Not only are these drinks often high in sugars but they are very acidic too. These acids can quickly erode tooth enamel.


Righto!  I shall do my best. And I'll be back in one month with a Youtube video to tell you how I've got on. Yes. You read it right. A Youtube video. I'll apologise in advance!


For more information, visit www.oralb.com/uk and follow Oral B on Twitter

I am actually very very excitied!

Ree
XXX

This post was sponsored by Oral-B.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Essex Fashion Week - The Only Way is Essex!

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Janice Dickinson Opens The Essex Fashion Week Show

Well I had absolutely no idea that Essex Fashion Week was actually real, but lo and behold, it is! Shuuuuuut Uuuuuuuup I hear you say!

I went today and had an absolute barrel of laughs! Essex really is like no other place on earth. Every person there had made so much effort with their appearance (with varying levels of success!), that you have to take your hats off to them!

Janice Dickinson opened the show. She seemed a little disappointed that the Essex crowd weren't a rowdier bunch!

Twins from The Only Way is Essex, Adam Ryan and Simon Ryan, warmed up the crowd with their take on Essex Fashion Week's global importance (!). Apparently we are to forget Paris and Milan...

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Adam Ryan and Simon Ryan from The Only Way is Essex

New Look were the main sponsors of the event and they put on a really good catwalk line up that showcased some fabbie pieces for Spring and Summer.

The stars from 'love it or hate it' reality(ish) TV show, The Only Way Is Essex, walked the runway, much to everyone's delight. Check out this video featuring Lydia Bright, Jessica Wright, Adam Ryan and Simon Ryan.


In the audience were The Only Way is Essex arch rivals, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Lauren Goodger.

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Lucy Mecklenburgh from The Only Way is Essex in a Gorgeous Couture Dress

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Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex, with Nev of Wonderful Hair Extensions
Dress from Forever Unique

Nev and his team from Wonderful Hair were responsible for all the gorgeous long locks at the show. Wonderful Hair have developed ground breaking Cold Fusion technology for hair extensions which not only means that a full head of extensions can  be done in just 90 minutes but that damage from heat and glue is eliminated. Here is Louise Bailey from Wonderful Hair doing a demo on my lovely twitter friend Hayley. Visit www.wonderfulhair.co.uk for more information.

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Wonderful Hair at Work

Here are a few more snaps from the day.

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Nikki Grahame from Big Brother

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James Argent - "Arg"

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Laren Pope - Popey

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Kirk Norcross who runs Essex hotspot Sugar Hut!

A fun day was had by all but next time I go to Essex I'm wearing more fake tan and less clothes!

Ree
XXX

Friday, 25 March 2011

Vanessa G Launch Collection 2011

Vanessa G is certainly a label to watch as you'll see from these photographs. It was a stunning show and everything was in the prints.

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Vanessa G Launch Show

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Vanessa G Launch Show

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Vanessa G Launch Show

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Vanessa G Launch Show

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Vanessa G Launch Show

Gorgeous rich colours, beautiful vivid florals, quirky prints, and perfect lines and silhouettes. I love the embellished tights and dramatic makeup. The hair was divine.

The models walked against beautiful backdrops that worked in harmony with the amazing colour and design of the clothes.

I am in the process of arranging a date with this collection so that I can get up close and personal and show you more of the pieces. Can't wait for that!!

Ree
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