Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A ReallyRee Christmas

Just a few little snaps from Christmas day for you. I loved it!!

A ReallyRee Christmas - with Daddy!
A ReallyRee Christmas - With Mummy sorting presents

Outfit of the Day - Boots and a Hat!

Well it's not just boots and a hat, as that would be indecent! But you've seen the rest of the outfit before.

ReallyRee Outfit of the Day - Boots and a Hat!

I got these gorge, super comfy boots from the Clarks press day (LUCKY) and I completely adore them. Clarks have some seriously gorgeous styles in store right now.

ReallyRee Outfit of the Day - Clarks Boots

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A Thing of Beauty - from Lapland

Beautiful Husky from our Lapland Trip - ReallyRee

It's not beauty in the usual ReallyRee sense but this Husky dog stunned us all in the flesh (fur) and in our photograph, so I had to share it with you.


Face of the Day - Christmas Edition with Pixi Makeup

ReallyRee Face of the Day - Pixi

A new discovery for me...Pixi Makeup...and I absolutely love it!!

Here is what I used:

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Outfit of the Day!

Happy Christmas to everyone!

ReallyRee Christmas Outfit of the Day

I thought I would pop up a quick outfit post mainly so the yucky Chanel shoes of the last post weren't the first thing you saw when you come to visit!!

I've had an amazing day today (more of that in future posts) but for now, this is what I wore...with a couple of gratuitous shots of my gorgeous bubs and his spy watch thrown in!

The Outfit is pretty simple...

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Chanel Shoe Shockers!

Chanel Spring Summer 2012

Now I never thought I would say something like this, but I absolutely hate these Chanel shoes from the Spring Summer 2012 collection!

They gross me out in the same way that those terrible socks with toes do! Massively unattractive!!

Gross Toe Socks

My question is... what were they thinking and does anybody out there like them??!

Help me shed some light on these mummsy heeled, toe-attacking monstrosities! I can't even see Alexa Chung making these look good!! 

I adore Chanel but there is not one part of me that can find anything nice to say about these shoes.


Friday, 23 December 2011

Outfit of the Day! Lapland!

ReallyRee Outfit of the Day!

A little change from the norm!! What do you think??


A Bit of Razzle Dazzle for Christmas!!

Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle

Love a bit of sparkle!!  And if it's ever the time for glitter (always for me) then Christmas is it!!

I got this gorge Deborah Lippmann in the December Glossybox - it's a corker!!


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Introducing A New Innovation from Vichy - LiftActiv Serum 10

Some brilliant news for anti-ageing junkies (me again!!).... Vichy have launched the all new LiftActiv Serum 10 which is an anti-ageing serum that packs a powerful punch! Exciting!

Vichy LiftActiv Serum

It contains a 10% concentration of Rhamnose (sounds whizzy) and is combined with Vichy Thermal Spa Water (that's the kind and caring part!). It's also packed full of must-have ingredient Hyaluronic Acid, essential for hydration and plump skin. The formula's ceramide base helps accelerate the penetration of the active ingredients into the skin's surface.

But let's get back to Rhamnose!! Ha! I'm loving the sounds of this! Rhamnose is a breakthough anti-ageing ingredient - it is derived from sugar (so still nice and natural) yet it is exceptionally active.

It is, and I quote, "capable of reactivation the youthful activity of the Derm Source for a long lasting lifting effect and anti-wrinkle action"

I am loving that. I have my bottle (yay) and I shall be using it for sure! I am massively encouraged by the Vichy Laboratories 7 Clinical Tests and consequently 7 new patents. 

The results? Check this out...

It's 10 minutes for wrinkles to start to fade by 10%, skin is 32% softer and texture is instantly smoothed and more refined. A month promises long-lasting lifting effect and 27% reduction in wrinkle. OK it's getting beyond excitement now!! I am starting tomorrow!

Find out more and buy Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 here. It costs £29.50 for 30mls and is exclusive to Boots in the UK.

Tell me you're not excited??!


*This post was sponsored by Vichy.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: Berkeley Sqaure Royal Ballet CLOSED

ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: Berkeley Sqaure Royal Ballet

I wrote about this Royal Ballet Berkeley Square collaboration a while ago on my Hello! Magazine blog. It presents a range of targeted products designed to meet the needs of hard working performers and also the normal stresses and strains that everyday life inflicts on our bodies.

It is an absolutely gorgeous range and I have one complete set to give away!!

Eating's Not Cheating! Neither's Drinking!

Stowells Light

Most of you will know that I have been sorting myself out recently!! After months of really over eating and feeling generally miserable about not fitting into my clothes I decided a couple of months ago to draw a line under it and launch ReeFit!  Here is where it started.

I have changed quite a few things. I did a detox, I started exercising again and have continued to eat healthily post detox.

Stowells Light

The thing is, I have never wanted to, and never intend to give up alcohol. I mean I want to be fit and healthy but I don't want to become unrecognisable! I enjoy a drink and I'm not ashamed to admit it! It's social, fun and I do love a glass of wine!!

However, I was recently made aware of a bit of a compromise on the wine front. Cue Stowell's Light wine! I tried it out for the first time last night when my boyfriend and I had a lovely healthy meal together.

Stowells Light

Most importantly I can tell you that this wine tastes really nice. It's super fruity and refreshing and tastes really light. In fact, my boyf isn't a huge fan of white wine because it finds it quite bitter but he really like this one.

Stowells Light

The other things you need to know is that it's only 60 calories for 125ml glass, that's 30% less than a typical glass of wine. It is also lower in alcohol so perfect for the festive season where we all tend to drink a lot more than usual. If my mum has this there's much more chance of Christmas dinner being on time!!

Stowells Light comes in White (made from a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with melon, pear and apricot fruit flavours) and Rose (a vibrant youthful pink, full of juicy strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit).

It's £5.49 and is available from all ASDA stores nationwide. 


*This post was sponsored by Stowells Light. Please drink responsibly!! The government advises 2-3 units per day for women and 3-4 units for men.

Burt's Bees Winners!!


Thanks so much for your brilliant response to this gorgeous Burt's Bees Giveaway.

There are two lucky winners this time and they are:

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Gifts for the Boys

I have always found men really hard to buy for. In fact, I wrote one of my very first posts about the agony boy presents cause me!

I haven't bought my boy presents yet (surprise surprise) but these are a few things I've come across.

For boys that like skincare...

Boots No7 Face Care Kit for Men

I love a bit of No7 so if it's good enough for me, it's good enough for them! This Men's Face Care Kit costs£16 and includes Wake-up Facewash, Energising Moisturiser and a Face Scrub, plus a 100% cotton flannel.

For boys who like to smell nice... (or you like them smelling nice)

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Fragrance Set

I've always liked Gucci fragrance and my boyf loves Gucci Guilty (and Intense too). Here this Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Fragrance Set includes Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Toilette 50ml, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Aftershave Balm 50ml and Gucci Guilty Pour Homme All Over Shampoo 50ml. It's pretty good value at £42 - he'll smell nice, you'll like his smell and everyone's a winner!!

For beardy boys...

BaByliss for Men I-stubble

I have included this one at the recommendation of the lovely Daniel Sandler who is a super friend and makeup artist extraordinaire! He raves about the BaByliss for Men I-stubble. He said, and I quote twitter which seems to be 'a la mode' these days "You have to let peeps know about the babyliss i-stubble beard trimmer. Its amazing. keeps stubble at perfect length. Best ever, honestly"

It's £60 at Boots but I think I have seen it for £40 at Comet but don't quote me!!

For gadgety boys...

Gadget 10 in 1 Pocket Tool Key Ring

And we all know gadgety boys, In fact, I quite like a gadget myself. I am still crying about my personalised ReallyRee Victorinox Swiss Army knife being taken from me at Valencia airport. I never left the house without that thing!!

This Gadget 10 in 1 Pocket Tool Key Ring cost £6 and gives you pliers, wire cutter, flat screwdriver, cross-head screwdriver, awl, pen knife, bottle opener, file, can opener and key ring!! You cannot say fairer than that!!!

And now I am exhausted!! Those boys are tricky!! Back to buying pretty things for girls!!


Christmas Sets from Murad

If you want to introduce someone to a great skincare routine then these gorgeous Christmas sets from Murad will be absolutely perfect.

Murad Celebrate You! Embrace Balance Christmas Set

This one is the Celebrate You! Embrace Balance set, but you can also choose from Get Glowing and Renew Radiance. Check them out here.

Embrace Balance is for normal/combination skin and will refine pores and help keep any shine at bay. It's a fantastic bargain too - it’s only £39.50 but worth £78.53. Good eh??!

Murad Celebrate You! Embrace Balance Christmas Set

This set contains:
  • Pomegranate Cleanser 50ml
  • Pomegranate Moisturiser SPF 15 30ml
  • Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask x2 sachets
  • T Zone Pore Refining Gel 60ml – this is a full size product and worth £47 itself!

I am a big fan of Murad. I absolutely love the Age Reform range and regularly use the cleanser, and the Intensive Wrinkle Reducer for eyes. It's really high performance stuff and these sets are a great way to introduce someone to a brand with a whole range of solutions for different skin concerns.

What's really great is that the majority of products contain top-rated UVA and UVB protection which is always on the top of my wishlist in my war against the ageing process!! Never leave the house with out it I say!

Visit for more info.


The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide - Soap & Glory Big Splendour for £25 - Bargain Warning!!

Right if you haven't got the perfect gift for a beauty lover yet then you should probably pounce on this!! But wait until tomorrow because this is a heads up on a major bargain!! Exciting!!!!

Soap & Glory Big Splendour

This kit has everything you need for the face, body, hands and feet so there really is something there for everyone. It contains:

Liberty Art Fabrics For Hello Kitty - Smoky Eye Kit

Check out these super cute eyeshadow pots from Hello Kitty and Liberty. I blogged about this range back in July so it's really exciting to actually have some!

Liberty Art Fabrics For Hello Kitty - Smoky Eye Kit

This set contains 3 shimmering pots of colour for a perfect soft smoky eye, and a double ended Hello Kitty branded applicator. The Liberty print on the packaging is gorgeous and really gives Hello Kitty a more grown-up sophisticated feel, in that famous cutesy kitsch way that die hard fans will love.

You can pick these sets up at Boots for £12.


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

To Get You in the Christmas Spirit!!

Last night I was lucky enough to have been invited by Dove to see the Nutcracker at the London Coliseum  and it was completely amazing! It has totally got me in the Christmas spirit. But because I wasn't allowed to take any pics to share with you, I thought this might do instead.

It will get you into the Christmas Spirit in a different Dove way in just 28 seconds. I totally love this!

I really love Dove's Haircare range especially Dove’s Intensive Repair Regenerating Mask which always leaves my hair feeling silky and refreshed. I love it because it performs and it really doesn't break the bank.

In fact, it was Dove that first ever inspired me to write about haircare here!  And now I'm obsessed with haircare!!

And tell me you don't love that vid??!


The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Non Beauty Beauties from Boots!!

You have probably gathered that I am loving Boots for Christmas presents. Obviously there are tonnes and tonnes of beauty gifts you can pick up, so I thought I would give you a little low-down of some other kinds of things that Boots have that make fabbie stocking fillers.

Check out the Rosie’s Pantry Ceramic Cake Server (£6.50). It has the cutest old fashioned design and would be amazing for someone that like baking (or just eating) yummy sweet things!

Boots Christmas Gifts

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Valentina Coffret

Valentina Coffret

I am absolutely in love with the Valentina de Valentino Eau de Parfum and so I think this beautiful gift set would make a stunning Christmas present.

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide - Cute Stocking Fillers from Boots

Boots is really coming up trumps this year in my opinion - but you have probably gathered that by now! I love this collection of low priced bathroom goodies that make super fun gifts as little extras or quick and easy solutions.

First up is this super cute Minnie Mouse Body Smoothie which is just £3.50. It's such a fun twist on a bathroom staple that I'm completely in love!

Minnie Mouse Body Smoothie from Boots

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Gift Sets From Dove

Dove Christmas Gift Sets

I am a big fan of  Dove and this year they have a gorgeous selection of beauty gifts. They have a fab luxury feel, contain great products and range in price from £5.99 to £15.

This one is a particular favourite - the Dove Luxurious Silk Gift Set (£15)*

The 5 Winners of A Year's Supply of Vaseline Essential Moisture


Thanks to everyone who entered the ReallyRee and Vaseline giveaway. We had a brilliant response in a few short days and the time has come to announce the 5 winners.

As always, I used to make the selections and the lucky ones are as follows:

Monday, 12 December 2011

Filming for Glossybox with Daniel Sandler

Me, Daniel Sandler and Pia Creative Director of Glossybox

One fine day I received a very exciting email from Glossybox, the monthly beauty box service, who were planning to shoot a Glossybox video with Daniel Sandler that focussed on Daniel's makeup brand and to demonstrate tips and tricks for easy makeup application.

My Lauren's Way Giveaway Winner Is....


Well thanks so much to everyone who entered the fabbie ReallyRee and Lauren's Way giveaway. The response via the blog, twitter and facebook was amazing!

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: A Rigby & Peller Gift Voucher

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: A Rigby & Peller Gift Voucher

With a massive proportion of women still wearing the wrong size bra, why not help point them in the right direction and get them a Rigby & Peller voucher? At Rigby and Peller every customer is professionally fitted and given every help to make sure they get the perfect bra, so it won't just be a beautiful gift but more likely a life changing experience!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: Burt's Bees Collection. CLOSED

ReallyRee Christmas Giveaway: Burt's Bees Collection has teamed up with Burt’s Bees to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a collection of special Christmas gift sets worth £50. 

You will receive: 

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide - The No7 Ultimate Collection for £30

This here is another major Boots bargain warning and it's a flipping good one!

Half Price Offers from Boots - the Ultimate No7 Collection

The No 7 Ultimate Collection includes:

New Collections from Very

I wouldn't normally bother you with chat about next season's collections but this one from Very is a bit different as it launches on 8th January 2012 - so really soon.

They have some amazing pieces and some fab stuff you won't have to wait until better weather for. Exciting!!

Very Spring Summer 2012

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Face of the Day - By Famous

I had a good ol' play with some gorge makeup products from Famous the other day and I took some piccies for you.
ReallyRee Face of the Day - By Famous
Here's the lowdown...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The ReallyRee Chrsitmas Guide: Daniel Sandler Candle

Right people! This her candle is the perfect present for someone special at Christmas.

Daniel Sandler In Love candle

It looks beautiful (with super expensive packaging)...

Christmas Nails from Nail Rock

Nail Rock

I do love these nail wraps from Nail Rock. They are super easy to do - once you get the hang of it - and there's no drying time, chipping or staining.

Win A Year's Supply Vaseline Essential Moisture Body Lotion! CLOSED

Win A Year's Supply Vaseline Essential Moisture Body Lotion!

Vaseline has been caring for our skin since 1870 and the New Vaseline Essential Moisture body lotion range is now better than ever. The formulation infuses moisture deep down* and absorbs quickly, giving you soft, healthy looking skin. Available with pure natural extract of Oat, Aloe Vera or Cocoa Butter, the Vaseline Essential Moisture range also contains unique Stratys-3 technology, which moisturises your skin, meaning it feels good and does good! 

To celebrate ReallyRee has teamed up with Vaseline and we’ve got a year’s supply of Vaseline Essential Moisture body lotions to give away to 5 lucky readers!

It's easy to enter:

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Super French Connection Bargain from Boots

If you want to snag this brilliant bargain as a Christmas present then you are going to have to hurry because the half price offer ends today!! You can get all this for £22.

FCUK Christmas Present Bargain from Boots

You'll get this excellently roomy bag stuffed full of yummy French Connection products for just £22!! You really can't say fairer than that.

Face of the Day

ReallyRee - Face of the Day

This was my makeup look for a Saturday night. Cue the false lashes!! These ones are the Lauren Goodger from TOWIE ones - from Lauren's Way. They are super glam, soft and comfortable.

Outfit of the Day - Wet Look Leggings

Super quick outfit post for you...

ReallyRee - Outfit of the Day

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Happy Birthday to FOUR London (My Hair Mecca)!

Last week I went to help FOUR London celebrate their first birthday and an amazing year! This salon ranks as one of my most favourite places in the whole world, and every time I get a compliment on my hair, I thank my lucky stars for FOUR!! 

Here are some party pics! I have fave supermodel Yasmin Le Bon for you!!!! Yay! And skinny Nigella Lawson. And lovely Daniel Sandler. And fabulous Marie Reynolds. And of course the FOUR girls!!

FOUR London's Birthday Party - Holly from Diary Directory, Me, Marie Reynolds, Simon Vallance and Daniel Sandler

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

QMS Medicosmetics Spa Facial Winner

Thanks so much to everyone that entered the ReallyRee and QMS Medicosmetics giveaway!

I have consulted and the winner is.... @teamfluorescent.

Congratulations! Please drop me an email to and we can get your lovely prize organised!!

If you didn't win, I am sorry. Why not try your luck with my Lauren's Way giveaway here?


The Marie Claire Blog Awards

Right then. I never really go for anything like this for lots of different reasons but this time I just thought I'd stop worrying about the reasons not to try and actually give it a go!

And I would absolutely love it if you'd help me!!  It's super super easy.  All you have to do is click here and nominate me under the Beauty Blogger category if you would be so kind. It's the 2nd option in the first drop down menu. It's really quick and simple and will take you about 30 seconds.

Here is my URL:

Just copy and paste it onto the box.

Thanks so much. It would mean an awful lot!!


Outfit of the Day - F&F Dress

I absolutely adore this dress from F&F at Tesco.

It's a serious classic, super flattering and really really comfy. Perfect!!

ReallyRee Outfit of the Day - F&F Dress

Lauren's Way Lashes and Legs!!

On Saturday I got glammed up for a night out and the key ingredients were my Lauren's Way lashes and my Lauren's Way Instant Wash Off Glow!!

Lauren's Way Lashes

I don't wear false lashes that often but I absolutely love them - so much fun! These ones from Lauren's Way are gorgeous. Luscious, long and glossy, and super soft and comfortable. I completely forgot I was wearing them...until I looked in the mirror!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Outfit of the Day - Just Cavalli Jacket from TK Maxx

ReallyRee Outfit of the Day - Just Cavalli Jacket from TK Maxx

This is another major bargain from Gold Label at TK Maxx!! A Just Cavalli jacket reduced from £599 down to £105.  I was practically hysterical when I was buying it!!!

The tee is from ASOS and the skinny cords are from Dorothy Perkins. Both quite old.

These uber wedges are from Urban Outfitters. Although those boots weren't made for walking!!

Clinique's Week of Beauty Treats

Clinique's Week of Beauty Treats

From 5th December until 9th December, Clinique will be giving away beauty gifts with every online purchase at

The treats will be top secret until the day, and will be revealed every morning. Exciting!!! Today's treat is...

Clinique's Week of Beauty Treats Day One



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