Saturday, 31 March 2012

Colladeen Visage - Anti-Ageing & SPF in a Pill

This week I went to a super interesting presentation at W Hotel all about a pill called Colladeen Visage that promises to reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity and provide an internal SPF of 10. Interesting!!

Colladeen Visage - Anti-Ageing & SPF in a Pill

I was lured along to the event with questions like these...


How can a pill deliver a clinically proven SPF 10+?
How do plant pigments improve collagen and firm skin?
After 12 weeks can I really expect to see my wrinkles reduced?

And I got some very good answers. Woo!!

Clinique Runway Coral Lipstick - Face of the Day

Ok. This is an absolutely perfect lipstick. I love it. It is the Clinique NEW LONG LAST LIPSTICK IN RUNWAY CORAL.

I love it so much, in fact, that I wore it all day yesterday with absolutely no other makeup. Not a scrap!

Clinique Runway Coral Lipstick


I felt like it completely brightened my pale complexion and it makes such a statement that my imperfections kind of faded into the background. The pic is instagram'd, as it were, so this is a beautified version I suppose, but you can see what a beautiful colour it is.

And here it is in the bullet...

Friday, 30 March 2012

Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel in Shade 26

Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel in Shade 26
Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel in Shade 26

Check out my lovely Spring nails. It's the Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel in Shade 26 and I love it. So pretty!

I really like Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamels. They are super glossy, really long lasting and the brush is shaped so that you can easily touch up any wear or chips you may experience after several days.

Shade 26 is part of Bourjois' gorgeous Sweet Paris: Spring Collection 2012 which I am a massive fan of. Check out the other nail shade in ten collection here - it's a gorgeous neon coral that everyone loves.

You can check out one of the new eyeshadows and the lipgloss from the Sweet Paris: Spring Collection 2012 here too.
Do you love Sweet Paris as much as me?
Ree
XXX
PR sample

Lastminute.com Declares the Return of Luxury

lastminute.com, the UK's largest online hotel, travel and leisure specialist, has announced it's re-brand with a new advertising creative all about the return of luxury to the nation - luxury that is accessible for everyone!

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Lastminute.com new creative campaign

And of course, lastminute.com is all about affordable luxuries, in fact "5* luxury for 3* prices at the last minute". We are being urged to feel proud of this snagging a luxe bargain and to show off the amazing experiences we have. As you will see... 

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Collection - Face of the Day

I have been playing with the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Collection!

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L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Collection

The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Collection includes NEW Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation, Lumi Magique Touch of Light Highlighting Pen and Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer - see photos below.


Wonderbra Chic Lace Giveaway. CLOSED.

Yay it's giveaway time! And to celebrate National Cleavage Day (that's a new one?!) I have three Wonderbra Chic Lace bras to give away. Pretty!!!!

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Wonderbra Chic Lace Giveaway



And here are some tips from the lovely girls at wonderbra to help you make the most of what you've got...

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation - Face of the Day

I was super keen to try out the new Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation. I am attracted to anything with the word 'perfect' associated with it!

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Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation - Face of the Day

Outfit of the Day

For a lovely Summery day...

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ReallyRee Outfit of the Day

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

We Bought A Zoo Spa Day Giveaway Winner!!


Thanks to everyone who entered my We Bought A Zoo Spa Day Giveaway!!

The competition is closed and the winner has been decided!

It is .....


Congratulations! Please email me your address to reallyree@gmail.com

To everyone else, please stay tuned for my new giveaway coming really soon.


Ree
XXX

*If the appointed winner does not claim their prize by midday on Thursday 29-3-12, a new winner will be chosen.

ASOS and Percy & Reed Team Up To Give Us Catwalk Hair

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ASOS and Percy & Reed Team Up To Give Us Catwalk Hair - Hello me!

OK, so the moral of this story is that uber-talented hairdressers Adam Reed and Paul Percival have been working extremely hard to develop a range of haircare and hair styling products that are super effective, make high fashion hair accessible, and is still affordable.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

BB Cream Review - Maybelline Dream Fresh BB - 8-in-1 BB Cream

I was recently introduced to Maybelline New York's new Dream Fresh BB cream...

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB - 8-in-1 BB Cream

It claims to deliver 8 different benefits in a single step:

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche - Divine Indigo 609

I have been very excited about trying L'Oreal Paris' new mini nail collection, Color Riche Nail. There are 41 long lasting gel based colours developed by L'Oreal Paris Colour Creative Director Orrea Light. Divine Indigo 609 was the first colour I dived in to!

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L'Oreal Paris Color Riche - Divine Indigo 609

They have a fab paddle brush that makes it really easy to coat the nail quickly and the colour is super shiny thanks to LiquiGel Technology and a built in crystal acrylic top coat . Now I had a bit of trouble capturing the absolutely stunning purple hue of this shade. It kept coming out more blue than purple on my SLR. But with a bit of fiddling, and a quick shot on my Windows Phone, I think I've got it!

This is the Windows Phone shot. It's a bit blurry but the colour match is pretty good...

Monday, 26 March 2012

NEOM Inspiration: Organic Reed Diffuser

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NEOM Inspiration: Organic Reed Diffuser

I realised that I absolutely have to blog about this little beauty because a friend came to visit on Saturday and she made a comment that the room smelt of fresh flowers. So I had to introduce her to the NEOM Inspiration: Organic Reed Diffuser.


Manuka Doctor Rejuvenating Face Mask Winners!

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Manuka Doctor Rejuvenating Face Mask

My Manuka Doctor Rejuvenation Face Mask giveaway is now closed and I have selected three winners to receive this £50 treat!

The lucky ReallyReaders (please know this is tongue-in-cheek!) are.....

Launch: The Hollywood Collection by Erno Laszlo

Check out these original pots of Erno Laszlo taken and preserved from Marilyn Monroe's dressing table. Amazing!

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Marilyn Monroe's Original Erno Laszlo Products 

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Jemma Kidd Make Up School

Last week I was invited along to the Jemma Kidd Makeup School for a foundation masterclass and to find out about all the things that Jemma has got going on. And it is really quite a lot!

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Jemma Kidd

Jemma Kidd founded her own academy in 2003 which offers a range of professional and non-professional courses. The school's success inspired two makeup ranges - Jemma Kidd Makeup School and JK Jemma Kidd - both of which present a brilliant set of products.

Pixiglow Tinkerbell Collection

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Pixiglow

I absolutely adore Pixi makeup and Pixiglow, this gorgeously cute Disney inspired collection has not let me down one bit.

I Love My Model Mirror!!

This little beauty is my of my absolute favourite handbag essentials of all time. It's the amazing all singing, all dancing, all illuminating (ok it doesn't dance or sing but it does light up) MODEL MIRROR!!

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Model Mirror - Beau Bow

I completely love it. I am always doing my makeup on the go and with my Model Mirror I don't have to compromise on how well I can see what I'm doing.

The mirror sizes are fab, one side is a regular mirror and the other is 2X magnified (I tend to avoid that side unless it's an emergency!) and it has an amazing set of lights that, when held above as you look into the regular mirror, allows you to see everything you need to, no matter how dark it is. 

When I'm doing my makeup on the train as I go through a tunnel I just flick the switch and keep on going!

The Model Mirror comes in loads of cute designs - check them out here - but I love my Beau Bow. Pretty pastel pink, a super cute bow and it comes in a drawstring shammy bag that you can use to protect it and polish it. I always make sure I keep it in its bag to keep it Perfect!!

My Beau Bow is £19. Check out the full range here. 

They are currently running a 25% offer using the code LOVE

I don't think I could live without it now. Do you love it?!

Ree
XXX

PR sample

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Maybelline Forever Strong Pro Porcelain Collection - Ceramic Blue

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Maybelline Forever Strong Pro Porcelain Collection - Ceramic Blue


As it's all Summery, I'm feeling pastelly! And this gorgeous 'Ceramic Blue' shade from Maybelline's Forever Strong Pro Porcelain Collection was the perfect choice for me today.

Blinged Out Bourjois

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Bourjois and No7 Nails 

MeMeMe Arch Angel

Check out Arch Angel the new Tinted Brow Gel and Highlighting Cream from MeMeMe.

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MeMeMe Arch Angel

This has quite quickly become part of my daily routine. It's a double ended product - a wand to define the brows and a sponge applicator for the highlighting cream. Super easy! Never really got into brow makeup before!

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MeMeMe Arch Angel


Here's a few shots to show it in action...

Jo Malone The Home Collection

This is Style With Scent!

Jo Malone have made some fab additions to their home range. I am particularly loving the new Scent Surround Diffusers...

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Jo Malone The Home Collection

This is the Red Roses, but it also comes in Lime Basil & Mandarin and Pomegranate Noir (the latter is one of my fave perfumes of all time).

Friday, 23 March 2012

Sure Maximum Protection Challenge - The Results!

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Sure Max Protection Challenge - The Results!

A few days ago I told you about the Sure Max Protection Challenge I'm doing. And as much as I am loath to chat too much to you about sweaty armpits, I am now back with the results!

The New TK Maxx Spring Summer 12 TV Ad

As you know, I'm a bit of a TK Maxx fan...expecially gold label. I'm loving their new TV ad too - it has a fab narrative addressed to the 'treasure seekers' which I really like.





What do you think? What's your favourite line?

Ree
XXX

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Rigby and Peller Launches Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Check out these fab shots from Rigby and Peller's Spring Summer 2012 Collection...

  
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Rigby and Peller Launches Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Nails! New Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel in Shade 25

Love love love love love this colour! Everything about it shouts SUMMER! It's a kind of neon coral and I don't think these pictures quite capture the zingyness of it but they'll give you a good idea...

Without flash

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New Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel in Shade 25

With flash

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Vaseline 2 in 1 Hand Cream + Anti-Bac - My Video!

OK I am massively cringing right now because I hate to see myself on film, especially in THE most unflattering white t-shirt (that's going straight in the bin!) but check this out if you get a minute.

It's a video I made with Vaseline all about their new 'must have' hand cream. And when I say must have I mean it! It has five key moisturising ingredients plus an anti-bacterial ingredient that kills 99.9% of bacteria. I'm obsessed with germs so this is a serious breakthrough for me! It also smells gorgeous...



For more info visit the Vaseline facebook page here.


Are you excited by hand cream with anti-bac protection? Why did no-one tell me how awful that t-shirt is?! Ha!

Ree
XXX

Vivo Cosmetics BB Cream / Beauty Balm

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Vivo Cosmetics BB Cream / Beauty Balm

Really loving this £5 Beauty Balm from Vivo Cosmetics. I usually go for medium shades, but the light shade in this product suits me really well.

Outfit of the Day

I wore this simple outfit to a super fun Wine Tasting Event I went to with French Skincare brand Caudalie. More info on that launch to come. But for now....me! Ha ha!

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ReallyRee Outfit of the Day

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Vitality Show Tickets Winner!


Thanks to everyone who entered my Vitality Show Giveaway!!

The competition is closed and the winner has been decided!

It is .....

Average Josephine - twitter ID @avragejosephine

Congratulations! Please email me your address to reallyree@gmail.com

To everyone else, check out my Manuka Doctor Giveaway here and my Dove Spa Giveaway here.

Good luck!

Ree
XXX

*If the appointed winner does not claim their prize by midday on Wednesday 21-3-12, a new winner will be chosen.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres - 16 POURPRE PREVIEW

I am seriously in LOVE with this Glossy Stain from YSL - Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres in shade16 POURPRE PREVIEW. It is a mix between a gloss, a stain and a lipstick. Exciting!!

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres - 16 POURPRE PREVIEW

When I first looked at it, I was a tad scared because it's such a strong shade, but I went for it and it's so amazing it almost gives me a whole new personality!!


Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex - Reviewed and Photographed!

I got myself super excited about the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex because, well, I am obsessed with my wrinkles and the idea of relaxing them is one I am all about!


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Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex


However, I was even more excited about this particular product because not only does it claim to instantly reduce the appearance lines and wrinkles (in a fabbie blurry kind of way - blur is good) but also to intensely hydrate and treat the skin with a powerful cocktail of actives. The best of both worlds hey?

Well, I  have been using it and loving it so I thought I would show you some pics to demonstrate what it does for me...

Monday, 19 March 2012

My Sure Maximum Protection Challenge

There's a new deodorant on the block that promises to deal with sweat in a zero tolerance way! 

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Sure Maximum Protection Challenge


It's very different to anything I have tried which is quite exciting because as my days and nights get busier, I am finding that my current deodorants just don't stand up to the job.

See, although not a complete sweat monster, I am a bit of an emotional sweater and I can go from cool, calm and collected to hot, sticky and panting before you can say Jack Robinson (who is Jack Robinson?).

The Queen's Aspinal - Diamond Jubilee Celebration Collection

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Aspinal designs made in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee



Absolutely in love with these gorgeous Aspinal designs made in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The range which includes a tote, a box clutch, a purse, blackberry and iPhone cases and a keyring will be priced from £45 to £295 available from late April 2012 in the Brook Street and Covent Garden Stores only.

This is a very limited collection, only 50 of the clutches and 100 of each of the rest of the range.

I think I might need something little!! What do you think?

Ree

XXX

Face of the Day for 17 Cosmetics Twitter Party

In honour of the 17 Twitter Party I hosted, I decided to wear 17 makeup and nothing else!

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ReallyRee Face of the Day - 17 Cosmetics

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Max Factor Flipstick! It's Play Time!

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Max Factor Flipstick in Gipsy Red

This isn't lipstick. This is Flipstick!! The latest news from Max Factor is that Flipsticking is the way to go. We have all gone mad for Nail Art but this is all about Lip Art. 

My Bourjous 1 Seconde Nail Enamel Manicure!

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Bourjous 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in Grenadine Tonic No15

Ta da!! Isn't it lovely? I wasn't sure about it in the bottle as it's a see-through red (called Grenadine Tonic No15) but I totally adore it on.  This is two coats and a top coat.

The colour is super vibrant yet you can still see through it which gives a real suggestion of depth. It's super glossy too and I have even been asked if they are gels.

This is probably down to a brilliant reformulation of Bourjois' 1 Seconde Nail Enamel which has a new gel-silicone enriched texture. I love the fan effect brushes which mean you can apply one coat in one stroke.

Check out some of the other new colours...

The Marie Reynolds Experience! The Fifth Concept

If you're looking for a treatment that really is more of an out of body experience, then you must see Marie Reynolds at Four London!

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Marie Reynolds

In addition to be an absolutely wonderful lady - so easy to talk to and uber calming (even for crazy ol' me) - she is extraordinarily talented in a truly intuitive way. It's really rather stunning.

Outfit of the Day - Warehouse Swallow Jeans

New jeans!!!

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ReallyRee Outfit of the Day

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Bourjois 1 Second Magic Nail Polish Remover

OMG I don't think I have ever been as excited about a nail polish remover as this! Ever!!

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Bourjois 1 Second Magic Nail Polish Remover

I have seen this remover in action and it really delivers!! So easy to use, you stick your finger in the bottle, which contains removal formula saturated foam, give it a twist, pull it out and ....bang the dirt is gone! Well that's the wrong product but you get the gist!

CLOSED. 2012 Vitality Show Ticket Giveaway! CLOSED

The Vitality Show kicks off on Thursday 22th March 2012 (12 - 6pm) at London’s Earls Court 2, and I have 2 tickets to give away to a ReallyRee Reader.

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2012 Vitality Show


The Vitality Show is the UK's largest health, beauty, fitness and wellbeing event for women and it has everything that a person like me gets really excited about!

It's the perfect opportunity to have a lovely day out with the girls and get some yummy pampering in there too.

It's super easy to enter. All you have to do is:

  • Be a follower of this blog. If you're not already just click the 'Join this Site' button at the top of my side bar and follow the instructions
  • Leave a comment at the bottom of this post saying that you'd like to win

For an extra entry...

  • Follow me on twitter  here and
  • Tweet: Win a pair of Vitality Show Tickets with @ReallyRee - http://bit.ly/y8D0sN

If you're more of a facebook kind of person then you can 'like' ReallyRee on facebook and then share this link to the comp on your wall - http://bit.ly/y8D0sN 

Just make sure you let me know you have tweeted or facebooked in your comment!

Good luck!

Ree
XXX

*This giveaway is open to UK only, you must be 18 years and older to enter and it will close on Tuesday 20th March 2012. If the appointed winner does not claim their prize that day a new winner will be chosen.


Sneak Peek - My Babyliss Big Hair Shoot for You Magazine!!

I had such an amazing day on Thursday! I was the 'real person' model for the Babyliss Big Hair 'Before and After' feature for You Magazine. Yay!!!

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Babyliss Big Hair Shoot for You Magazine

Having been introduced to the Babyliss Big Hair when I worked with Babyliss to create an Adele inspired 'Get the Look' tutorial video, I have been hooked ever since. So imagine my delight when this opportunity came along!

I am genuinely not that clever when it comes to hair.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Boux Avenue £50 Gift Card Winner!!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Boux Avenue Giveaway!!

The competition is closed and the winner has been decided!

It is .....

Kerry! Google ID Kerry Webber Fashion Design.*

Congratulations Kerry! Please email me your address to reallyree@gmail.com

To everyone else, check out my Manuka Doctor Giveaway here and my Dove Spa Giveaway here.

Good luck!

Ree
XXX

*If the appointed winner does not claim their prize within 2 days a new winner will be chosen.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Outfit of the Day - Twitter Party!

I know it seems a bit silly to talk about what I wore to a Twitter Party (as it's only an online party) but I travelled up to Boots 17's HQ to host the party and this is what I wore!

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ReallyRee - Outfit of the Day

The main focus is the gorge skirt that I have had absolutely massive amounts of compliments on!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Guest Post on FashionistA Blog: Get the PPQ Look!

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Check out my guest post over at FashionistA's blog here.  You can see the Get Look video for FashionistA's PPQ London Fashion Week makeup look too!

Enjoy!

Ree
XXX

Nails! Avon's Nailwear Pro+ Viva Pink

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Avon's Nailwear Pro+ in Viva Pink 

So impressed with Avon's Nailwear Pro+ in Viva Pink. It looks and feels really expensive and the colour is so vibrant.

Nailwear Pro+ is the latest addition to Avon's nail range - a reformulation of Nailwear Pro which sold a bottle every 10 seconds in 2011.

The new formula has an advanced acrylic strength formula to increase nail strength by 80%. It's available in 13 yummy shades which you are sure to be seeing here soon.

The polishes launch on 10th May 2012 and will retail for £6 (12ml) at  avonshop.co.uk

Have you tried any Avon polishes yet?

Ree
XXX

PR sample.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Outfit of the Day - Zatchels Satchel

This outfit of the day is really all about the satchel. I totally love it!

It's the 16'' Chestnut Zatchels satchel. Have a look!

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ReallyRee Outfit of the Day

Monday, 12 March 2012

CLOSED. We Bought A Zoo Review and Giveaway. CLOSED.

On Friday night I went to see We Bought A Zoo and I have to say it was my kind of film.

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When I say my kind of film, I mean one that has a good man, lovely music and where it's OK to cry... a lot. I do love a good cry! And basically with We Bought A Zoo, I cried a face full of makeup off. It was great! I felt utterly cleansed, if not a little ugly, afterwards. I don't think anyone actually cried, think was more of a case of welling up, but then I never have had much of a handle on the crying game!

Keep reading to find out how to win a Spa Detox package.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Nails: 17 Lasting Fix - Glisten

Love this new shade from 17! So summery and I think it will look amazing with a tan (a fake one in my case of course!).

This shot is with no flash...

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Nails: 17 Lasting Fix - Glisten

Dr Lewinn's Cosmetic Lift

If you're looking for a real beauty treat, with good results at an affordable price, check this out...

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Dr Lewinn's Cosmetic Lift

It's a really fun home facial and very effective if you are looking for instant lift and improved tone for a special occasion.

The set contains

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo

Last week I went to the launch of my fave jewellery brand's newest metal Rubedo. Take a look at this beauty!

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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo

The Rubedo colour is so soft and flattering. I love rose gold but it tends to drain me, but this pale hue is so flattering. In fact it suited everyone I saw it on.

Tiffany's Old Bond Street store set up this fab graffiti wall! I loved it!

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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo
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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo
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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo

How cool is that? I need one in my house!

And here are a few more shots of the collection...

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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo
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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo
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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo

I wanted to keep this necklace on!!

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Tiffany's New Metal - Rubedo

To check out the full range visit the Tiffany website here.

I am saving up. Fact!

What do you think to Rubedo? I need it don't I? Just a small piece?

Ree
XXX



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