Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Nail of the Day - Mavala's Paradoxe Collection for Autumn Winter 2011

Loving the new Autumn Winter collection from Mavala. The Paradox collection has some beautiful shades to offer us this season.  Here I am wearing Platinum Marble and Vertigo Red.

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Mavala's Paradoxe Collection for Autumn Winter 2011

Check out the complete collection - Denim Blue, Orange Amazon, R acing Green, Purple Sensation, Vertigo Red, Platinum Marble.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Outfit of the Day - Warm and Fluffy!

I am absolutely in love with my new ASOS faux fur coat. It is warmer than warm, super snuggly and I just feel really good in it! I went for full-on fluff when I wore it with my EMU Australia boots too! A touch much?!

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ReallyRee Outfit of the Day

Yuki and Miwa Make a Statement...Knit!!

This season is all about statement knits, and Yuki and Miwa are seriously making a statement with their gorgeous Winter collection.

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Yuki Winter 2011/2012

I fell in love with all of these at the Press Day today! I particularly have my eye on the first one! They range from £40 to £70 and will be the perfect addition to you winter wardrobe. Wear them with leather look skinnies or sparkly skirts. Whatever take your fancy! Check them out...

Jo Malone's London Blooms for Spring 2012

Some exciting news for Jo Malone fans...

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Jo Malone's London Blooms for Spring 2012

A gorgeous collection of new fragrances have been created for Spring 2012 entitled London Blooms. There are three new fragrances - White Lilac and Rhubarb, Peony and Moss, and Iris and Lady Moore - all of which celebrate the quintessential English Garden.

My Christmas Tips for a Photo Ready Face - Beauty Recommended Magazine

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Beauty Recommended December 2011 Issue

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked back to film a quick vid for Beauty Recommended, P&G's fab beauty e-zine, especially as it was for the Christmas issue!

Have a look at my 3 minute video on how to look good for the cameras this festive season!!



What do you think?

Ree
XXX

*The video was sponsored by P&G.

Face of the Day - Clarins New Passion

Absolutely loving the makeup I picked up at Clarin's first ever blogger event. And FYI... what a fab bunch of girls too - had such a lovely time.

Check out this quick makeup look...

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ReallyRee Face of the Day - Clarins

I have to say I have seriously fallen for the Clarins Skin Illusion foundation, £24 (I am wearing  shade 107 here). It really does create a flawless, dewy, natural looking base and I didn't need to use any concealer at all.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fushi Really Good Hair Oil. Does it live up to its name?

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Fushi Really Good Hair Oil
I have been doing loads with my hair recently - colouring it, curling it, straightening, spraying it and spritzing it!! The more obsessed I get with my hair (and trust me I'm getting there!) the more stress I seem to be putting it through, and the harder it's becoming to get my brush through.

So I thought I'd give Fushi's Really Good Hair Oil a go. I figured that if it lived up to it's name then .....

So it's really easy to use. You massage it in to the scalp (probably an easier task for finer hair than mine), leave it on overnight and wash it out the following morning. I did a couple of shampoos, instead of the normal one, to make sure all the oil was out. I conditioned my hair as normal.

And without getting carried away, I really did notice a difference after the first use. My hair felt softer and smoother, and dare I say it, stronger, pretty much straight away.

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Fushi Really Good Hair Oil

The Elemis Freshskin Winners!

Thanks so much to everyone for an amazing response to the first ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway this year!

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I'll start by announcing the winner of the full Elemis Freshskin collection and then list the 5 people to get the runners up prizes. Click here for full details of the prizes.

And so the lucky winner of the full collection is .... 

Lauren from beautyscribbles.com

Below are the five people who'll be receiving the runners up prizes:

  1. Twitter ID: @littleboo_21
  2. Twitter ID: @RedRoseMummy
  3. Twitter ID: @vanessalouise_
  4. Twitter ID: @pandaXaly
  5. Twitter ID: @dawn_mcmorrow


Congratulations to all the winners! Please email me at reallyree@gmail.com with your address details so that I can forward it on to Elemis. You'll have your goodies before Christmas!

And it's not all bad for those of you that didn't win - enter my new giveaway to win a Spa Facial worth £115 here!


Ree
XXX

Sunday, 27 November 2011

ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: QMS Medicosmetics Skincare Review & Free Facial! CLOSED.

This here post is part 2 of my special series of ReallyRee Christmas Giveaways.  And this one has come from the most wonderful facial I had at fabulous Sloane Square Spa QMS Medicosmetics.

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ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: QMS Medicosmetics Skincare Review & Free Facial!

I had a blissful 90 minute Oxygen Treatment which left my skin absolutely gleaming. My skin was cleansed and prepped to perfection, relieved of congestion and then treated to the most bizarrely relaxing shot of oxygen which channel active ingredients effectively and intensively into the skin.

Without going into too much detail, my skin was soft, smooth and glowing when I walked out of that gorgeous salon!! I loved it so much, and QMS Medicosmetics were so happy with my reaction, that we decided to get together and offer one lucky ReallyRee reader the chance to have their very own 75 minute Oxygen Treatment worth £115 at the UK's first QMS Medicosmetics Skincare Spa (they are huge globally). Trust me.... YOU WILL LOVE IT!


Prize Details:
Enjoy a 75-minute Facial Treatment at QMS Medicosmetics Flagship Skincare Spa. This customized facial will include the top beauty trend of an Oxygen Boost, this super effective process is designed to leave your skin glowing and radiant.

Valid to 1st March 2012 from QMS Medicosmetics Flagship Skncare Spa, 43 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2TB T: 020 7730 8090 www.qmsmedicosmetics.com

All you have to do to enter is:
  • Follow @Reallyree on Twitter
  • Follow @QMSMedicosmetics on Twitter
  • Tweet "Win an Oxygen Facial at QMS Medicosmetics Sloane Square with @ReallyRee - http://bit.ly/vxuybk RT"
  • Leave a comment below telling me you've done the 3 steps above.

If you are not on Twitter, then please like ReallyRee on facebook and post a link to this competition on your wall tagging in the ReallyRee page. Just let me know what you have done in the comments.

Can't wait to hear from you. This giveaway is open now and will run until Sunday 4th December 2011. The winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after the close date. 

Get following and commenting. Good luck!!!

Ree
XXX



Saturday, 26 November 2011

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Jo Malone

If you are looking to buy a really special pressie for someone at Christmas, you really can't go wrong with Jo Malone. Really. The packaging is gorgeous, the fragrances are heavenly and the quality is unquestionable. Here are my top picks...

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The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide - Jo Malone Cologne Collection, £62.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Ralph Lauren Bargain from TK Maxx

I was actually shaking when I found this beautiful jacket by Ralph Lauren in TK Maxx's Gold Label section for just £100. It was reduced ridiculously from something like £600!! I got other bargains too but I shall tell you about them another time! I wore this last night to the Vertu phone launch party.

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TK Maxx Gold Label - Ralph Lauren

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Outfit of the Day 23rd November 2011 - Prada 60s Style

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ReallyRee Outfit of the Day

I wore this super cute dress from Matalan yesterday and not a single soul could be believe it was from Matalan! I felt all fun and girly and 60s!

Face of the Day - 23rd November 2011. The No Foundation Look!

I thought I would tell you about this makeup look mainly because I decided not to go for any foundation yesterday for a real fresh, clean look. I still made sure I had a good base but I just attacked it from a different angle.

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ReallyRee - Face of the Day

For the base:

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Be a L'Oreal Star with Cheryl Cole! Cast Yourself...

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A few weeks ago I told you about this amazing competition set by L'Oreal where you can actually win a chance to star in the next Casting Crème Gloss commercial with Cheryl Cole!


But have you actually entered yet???

You should because L’Oréal Paris is looking for three girls to star in the next Casting Crème Gloss advert alongside spokesmodel, Cheryl Cole and it really could be you. You know why??! Because you're worth it!! Sorry I couldn't help myself!



It's super easy to enter. All you have to do is click here and cast yourself as a brunette, redhead or blonde by clicking on the application button which appears on the left hand side of the page, follow the steps to enter and upload a picture of yourself. 


You can enter now right up until 27th November 2011. The next step is enlisting the help of everyone you know to vote for you from 28th November to 4th December 2011. Simple hey??

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Outfit of the Day - Tuesday 22nd November 2011

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ReallyRee - Outfit of the Day

When I wore these yesterday, a man actually burst into song.."These boots are made for walking......one of these day the brown fluffy boots will walk all over you". Bless him. Slightly better than the day before when I chap burst into "I'm a Barbie Girl"??? I had loads of curls and a huge fur jacket... I don't know?!


The OPI Nicki Minaj Collection

Oh my goodness! These fabulous shades created for the collaboration  with Nicki Minaj and OPI are seriously up my street. I absolutely love this collection!!

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The OPI Nicki Minaj Collection

The main silver glitter shade is called Save Me. The accent finger has Metallic for Life with a Pink Friday kiss.


Outfit of the Day - Monday 21st November 2011

Just a quick outfit post. So many people asked where my skirt was from at the Handpicked Media Conference yesterday, that I thought it might be of interest to you.

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ReallyRee - Outfit of the Day

Monday, 21 November 2011

Makeup by Pixiwoo Aboard the Avon Tour Bus

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The Avon Tour Bus

I had such a lovely time on the Avon bus last week. Not only did I get to have a lovely look at all the fab new products soon to launch but I also had my makeup done by one half of makeup team and Youtube sensation Pixiwoo, the lovely Sam Chapman.

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Sam Chapman of Pixiwoo

Leopard Nail Wraps from Nail Rock

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Leopard Nail Wraps from Nail Rock
Absolutely in love with these nails from Nail Art that came in my November Glossybox.

They're really easy to do, you literally just stick them on and you're done!

For more info visit www.nailrock.com

Ree
XXX

Face of the Day - Sunday 20th November 2011


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ReallyRee - Face of the Day

I just thought I'd do a quick little makeup post for you because all the products I used for this look are things I've picked up at fab events this week.

I started off with the brand new Ideal Flawless foundation from Avon that the lovely Sam Chapman from Pixiwoo chose for me aboard the Avon bus. I'll be posting about that really soon.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Instyler Hair Tool Review

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Instyler Hair Tool Review
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I was offered the chance to review this new styling tool, the Instyler, and as I am pretty obsessed with my hair at the moment I completely jumped at the chance. This is the Instyler here...


It's a funny looking thing! Half brush, half wand and rotates automatically when you close it. It's a little noisy (only a little but that really isn't a problem), takes a little bit of getting used to but other than that it is actually flipping fantastic!!

I love it! Look at the curls!!



Grab an Elemis Bargain Today!!

Quick bargain alert for you. Today on QVC the 'Today's Special Value' slots are all about Elemis. And it's a gorgeous five piece Tranquil Indulgence Face & Body Collection - you can pick it up for just £39.96 which is less than half you'd pay normally these products.

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Elemis QVC TSV 20th November 2011

The major bonus is that to collection contains the Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream which is Elemis' newest product which doesn't properly launch until February 2012!! You'll be getting a 3 month preview to boot!! I managed to snag one on Friday and I can tell you that it's absolutely gorgeous.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Batiste Goes Wild!


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Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild


It always kind of surprises me how much I love Batiste's Dry Shampoo because I don't really get greasy hair and I thought that was what the product was all about.

ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: Elemis Freshskin. Win the Full Collection. CLOSED

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ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: Elemis Freshskin

To celebrate the festive season, ReallyRee is collaborating with some amazing brands to bring you great giveaways to make this Christmas even more special.

And first up is this gorgeous Elemis giveaway! Yay!! I am a major fan of Elemis and I think it's the perfect brand to kick off the prize fest I have in store for you!

Here's what's on offer...

ReallyRee has teamed up with Elemis to offer one lucky reader the chance to win the FULL COLLECTION of Elemis freshskin. 

Friday, 18 November 2011

My Current Skincare Regime


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After writing a post about my first trip out with my gorge new Lulu Guinness clutch, I had a few requests over twitter, and here on the blog. to tell you about my current skincare regime. So this is me doing just that! You can find out about the makeup in this look here.

I'll keep it simple and tell it like it is!


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Celebrity Launch Party for Imagine Spa

Last Friday I had a fab overnight stay at Heathrow Terminal 5's brand new Hilton Hotel. The hotel itself is gorgeous and the Imagine Spa they have there is even better. I spent Saturday having an amazing massage and basically relaxing in the beautiful spa area that has everything and more in terms of pampering and luxury. Salt grotto, aroma steam room, sauna, feature showers and ice fountain all situated around the centre piece hydrotherapy pool - absolutely gorgeous.

This is me relaxing in the room before the party...

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Here are some pics from the launch party...


A Brand New Start for Pantene

Pantene Relaunch

This is really good news for all you girlies that still feel you haven’t found the perfect haircare.

Pantene have been working very very hard carrying out 7 years of in-depth scientific research and have completely relaunched their entire range. It is pretty amazing!

Christmas Cuties from Boux Avenue

I really really want this cute 'pj come lounge wear' set from Boux Avenue.

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Boux Avenue

In all fairness, my bum would probably hang right out of it but I won't let that stop me. You see, I belong to the school of thought where, in the comfort of my own home, if I can't actually see it, then it isn't a problem. I'd happily let it all hang out for this ensemble because it would all be going on behind me. 

In my head I'll look like a casual sex kitten, and that's all that matters!! The top is £28 and the bottoms are £16.

I also really fell for these amazing tutus. 

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Boux Avenue

Perfect for adding decadent volume and 50s glamour to a waisted dress - 50s with a colourful twist if you like! And look they come in these gorgeous boxes for pretty storage. You get the tutu and the box for £30.

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Boux Avenue

Boux Avenue is a good little destination for Christmas shopping - there's undies, nightwear, loungwear and also a fab beauty range too.

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Boux Avenue

Visit www.bouxavenue.com for more info.

Ree
XXX

Superdrug Lend a Helping Hand to the Sally Army for Christmas

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This is the fourth year for the Salvation Army's Annual Christmas Present Appeal, and this year high street beauty giant Superdrug are on board. Good for them!

The campaign launches on Wednesday, 23rd November 2011 and will run til 18th December at Superdrug stores nationwide.

It's all about making sure that all children and families receive a Christmas present this during the festivities and we can help with it too by going into our local Superdrug and donating a new, unwrapped toy or gift.  Salvation Army volunteers then pick up and wrap the gifts, and distribute locally to people who may not have anything on their Christmas list this year.

And as a little bonus for us, Salavation Army bands will be playing outside selected Superdrug stores over launch week. That'll get you feeling festive!

Ree
XXX

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Philip Kingsley Scalp Mask. A Tingly Treat!

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Philip Kingsley Scalp Mask
I absolutely love this little beauty. It a gorgeous treat for a part of me that doesn't really get too much attention...my scalp!

It gets forgotten for obvious reasons - you know - in most cases it's entirely hidden by hair. But I have to say, it's definitely worthy of this little treat which feels amazing and helps tackle any dry or flaky scalp issues you may have.

I suffer with my scalp every now and then (glam!!) and the Philip Kingsley Scalp Mask is the perfect fix. It's £4.60 for 30mls. You dampen your hair and massage it into the scalp then clingfilm your head and wait for twenty minutes. It tingles and feels super refreshing - love it. You just shampoo and  condition as normal.

If I want to treat my hair too, I stick on the Phillip Kingsley Elastizer onto the lengths too, and whizz the  whole lot up in the clingfilm. Love that too - leaves my hair feeling soft and strong. That's £14 for 75mls.

In fact, I've talked myself into it, I need to get my hair looking good for tomorrow so I'm off to Philip Kingsley double dose!!

Ree
XXX

Look Beauty. It's the Nail Pops & Double Hit Lips for Me!

I had a lovely time at the Look Beauty Blogger event this evening. 

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Look Beauty

And I have to say I'm genuinely impressed with the range of products they have come up with. There's a massive selection, all super affordable with tonnes of classic and fashion options to suit most tastes. 

I had my nails done by a gorgeous girl called Maz (loving the ombre) and she came up with this beaut creation...


Monday, 14 November 2011

AVON Newsflash. Alesha Dixon New Beauty and Empowerment Ambassador for 2012

News hot off the press...Alesha Dixon has been named AVON's Beauty and Empowerment Ambassador for 2012.

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(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Avon) 14/07/2011

All singing, all dancing Alesha Dixon hits AVON catalogues from February 2012, launching a new range of make-up and a new foundation, Ideal Flawless, that offers AVON's widest range of shades to date.


Kirkwood Wonderland. Shoes Fit for Alice!

When Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland hit cinemas in 2010 I became instantly obsessed with that Red Dress.

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Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland 2010

There's something so magical about it, so decadent and dream-like for me, and it was this image that remained strongest in my head after the film had ended. I think I even joined a facebook group called 'I love Alice's Red Dress' or something along those lines!

The magic of that film all came flooding back when I saw these beautiful Kirkwood Alice shoes at Javari's 'Shoes for Show' exhibition.


The EMU Boots Water Test - With Action Shots!!!

I popped along to the Emu Australia showroom last week. They had some gorgeous boots and coats there but it was this that caught my attention the most...


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The EMU Boots Water Test - Before

The photo above is of the lovely Frankie from the EMU press office pouring a glass of water over a soft suede Emu boot.

And this is it immediately after. The water ran straight off. 


I'm Loving ... My New Cord City Shorts

Check out these super cute shorts from Boohoo.

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Cord City Shorts from Boohoo

I think me and these babies are going to be best friends throughout the Winter and all the way to Spring next year.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Lauren's Way Press Launch Party - Photos and Video

I have some lovely piccies for you from the Lauren's Way official launch party at Jewel Bar in London.

This is me and my friend Dawn with the lovely Lauren Goodger...

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Lauren's Way Press Launch Party - Lauren Goodger *


Friday, 11 November 2011

Free Models Own Lip Glosses with Diet Coke

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Free Models Own Lip Glosses with Diet Coke

Diet Coke are continuing to be super cool collaboration wise and this time it's with gorge cosmetics brand Models Own. And you can get gorgeous glosses for free!


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Lauren's Way Launch Party and Lashes

It was so fab to catch up with Lauren Goodger and the Lauren's Way crew last at Jewel Bar in London. It was a brilliant bash and so much fun to celebrate Lauren Goodger's official entry into the world of commerce.

As you can imagine, I've tried pretty much all the tans but I hadn't met these beauties yet!

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Lauren's Way Lashes

They are super glam and gorgeous and I can't wait to try them. I chatted to Lauren's makeup artist Lyndsey Harrison and she said they are brilliant to work with.

I shall let you know when I get my glam on!! 

Ree
XXX

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Botox Effect Foundation?!

If you didn't catch this on my Hello! blog, here it is for you now...

I have been having a play with a new foundation recently that promises to deliver botox like results. What do you think?

Before…

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After…


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Everyone is invited!!!

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Boots 17  

I'm super excited to tell you that very soon I shall be hosting a twitter party for Boots 17 and it's going to be chats and prizes galore! Joining me will be super talented Vanesa Guallar, 17's official makeup artist and the gorgeous May from MaylovesMakeup.

It's basically a brilliant opportunity to have a good old gossip about trends, beauty, makeup and everything that we girls get excited about. And it wouldn't be a party without goody bags, so every fifteen minutes we'll be giving away one away crammed full of the hottest products from 17.  Good eh??


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I am a big fan of the brand - Love the magnetized Nails, the BB cream and super pigmented eye shadows. All you have to do is tweet using #17cosmetics and you're on the list!!

So here's what you need to know...



The party starts at 7pm on Sunday 13th November 2011 and we'll be giving away prizes every fifteeen minutes until 8pm. We'll be there early if you want to start chatting beforehand - we want to make sure we are the perfect hosts!! To attend make sure you include #17cosmetics in your tweets.

More good news!

17 are really going all out and soon you'll soon see another amazing competition on their Facebook page. The prize? A makeover with Vanesa herself, tickets to a Summer Camp gig (you can take two friends and an overnight stay in a top London hotel! You'all also get £500 of high street shopping vouchers. There'll be lots of runner up prizes too. 

Amazing! Keep an eye on 17's Facebook page for more details shortly.

In the mean time, I would absolutely love to tweet with you on Sunday 13th 2011 at 7pm so we can get your take on beauty, share our ideas and give out some fab prizes. Yay!! Can't wait!

If you get a minute, leave your twitter name in the comments of this post and we'll make sure we include you!! Remember #17cosmetics and tell your friends!!

Ree
XXX

Freya Active - Sports Bra Review. Some frank talk about controlling the girls...


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Freya Active

As part of my whole ReeFit drive I have joined Virgin Active where I have been spinning, doing Zumba classes and throwing in a bit of running too. And all this activity demands a good sports bra.

Now without going into too much detail, I have biggish boobs, and controlling those girls while the rest of me is jiggling around is nearly as big a challenge as getting motivated to jiggle in the first place.

My Cute New Bracelet from Gogo Philip

I love this gorgeous little bracelet from Gogo Philip. It's all super cute vintage inspired from Milan which you can get hold of at ASOS, Topshop and Westfield Stratford City.

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Gogo Philip

Monday, 7 November 2011

It's a Love Thing!! NEOM Complete Bliss Organic Body Oil

Well I have to say, the name of this product pretty much says it all. It's complete bliss!!

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NEOM Luxury Organics

The Complete Bliss Scent is Moroccan Rose Blush and it is absolutely heavenly and seriously uplifting. I have been using it after the shower for about a week and when I put it on I actually find myself ooohing and ahhhing and generally displaying my approval quite audibly!! It is so lovely that I really find it hard not to.


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