Monday, 30 April 2012

Zara Dress - Outfit for Ladies Day

When I was asked to be a judge at the Matalan Style Awards this year at Aintree Ladies Day, I was slightly flummoxed. I shouldn't have been because I have been to the races quite a few times and have always felt quite confident about what to wear. But being a style judge completely threw me!

RVB Cosmetics - Face of the Day

RVB Cosmetics Sahara Collection

I've been playing with some new products from RVB. These are some gorge bits from Sahara, the RVB Color Therapy Spring Summer 2012 makeup collection.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

YSL Lacque Couture N°21 Taupe Retro

Been having more YSL fun! Check out this beaut colour.

YSL Lacque Couture N°21 Taupe Retro

It reminds me of the yummiest hot chocolate ever - the softest, most beautiful brown. I absolutely love it!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Nail - So Chic Pink 208

I really love the 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.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Nail - So Chic Pink 208

I loved Divine Indigo 609 and Rebel Blue 610. This time I was looking for the perfect toe colour for my spa weekend. I came up trumps with So Chic Pink 208. 

Now I think... 

Friday, 27 April 2012

Ciaté Caviar Manicure

How super cute is this?! I didn't have time to get more than one nail done but I have to say that I have seriously bought in to the idea of the Ciaté Caviar manicure.

I had this done by a professional but in all fairness it looks seriously easy (and fun!!) to do. This is how it works:

Clinique Partners with Womens' GB Beach Volleyball Team

Clinique has teamed up with Women's GB Beach Volleyball hopefuls, Denise Johns and Lucy Boulton and will be supporting them for all their skin care, makeup and sun protection needs.

Clinique Partners with Womens' GB Beach Volleyball Team

Both the girls believe in the value of good skin care regimes and the importance of proper sun care (one of my favourite topics).

Diana Vickers for

Yesterday I popped along to a special event put on by Very to celebrate Diana Vicker's collection for Summer 2012.

Diana Vickers, who's utterly delightful by the way, was there to perform and I had a lovely chat with her.

Diana Vickers

Obvz I made her have a picture taken with me!! Diana is wearing some pieces from her Very collection.

It's a lovely range with really cute dresses, playsuits and separates. I had already spotted quite a few pieces I liked at the Very Spring Summer 12 Press Day. Here they are...

Celebrity Secrets Tanning Mousse Review

Celebrity Secrets Tanning Mousse Review

The hype: 'The Tanning Mousse from Celebrity Secrets contains our unique, vitamin enriched natural tanning solution, in an easy to use foam. No oils, alcohol or sodium laureth sulphate to dry and irritate your skin, just 100% safe and natural active ingredients to create a perfect streak free sunless tan with minimum effort.' 

Now because I have quite a few fake tans on the go to review at any one time, I decided to farm this one of to my friend and serious fake tan aficionado, Lucy.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Limited Edition Palette

Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Limited Edition Palette

I am absolutely addicted to this new limited addition palette from Burberry, Sheer Summer Glow, part of the Burberry Beauty Iconic Nudes collection.

This little beauty will suit all skin types as each shade is really natural and neutral to enhance your natural skin tone.

I have been using it 2 ways. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Tommy Guns Regent Street Launch with Sophy Robson Nail Porn

I popped along to the Tommy Gun's salon launch at Superdry on Regent Street last night and walked away with these beauties from the fab Sophy Robson Nail Porn Nail Art bar!

 Sophy Robson Nail Porn at Tommy Guns

I am IN LOVE with my hands right now!!!

And apart from the Nail Porn by Sophy Robson Nail Art Bar, the salon itself is absolutely beautiful.

Dior Addict Extreme Incognito - The Perfect Nude

Check out Dior Addict Extreme in 'Incognito'. It is one of the new 'it' shades in the brand new Dior Addict Extreme collection.

Dior Addict Extreme Incognito

I have found my perfect nude lipstick! Well it is Dior, so I liked it before I even tried it to be fair, but it is definitely my perfect nude lipstick!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sue Marsh - The London Lash Queen

This is Sue Marsh, the London Lash Queen. I had the pleasure of meeting this amazing woman last week and Oh My Goodness! I love her! She is one seriously charismatic and fascinating woman.

Sue Marsh - The London Lash Queen

This is what Sue looks like when she is ready for action, transforming ordinary, boring lashes into some amazing show stopping lashes!! This was taken just before my Root Lift and Colour Boost. You can see a photo of my results at the end of this post.

Nelly.Com: Win Tickets to the London Launch Party

Do you remember me telling you about It's the Nordic Region's equivalent to ASOS. It's absolutely huge and is set to take the online shopping scene in the UK by storm! Check out my post on Nelly with all my top picks here.

Nelly.Com: Win Tickets to the London Launch Party
So to celebrate this HUGE brand's arrival in the UK, are throwing an equally huge party in Aqua in London. It will be a super swanky event. The best news is that I have 3 pairs of tickets to give away (6 in total) to my lovely ReallyRee readers! Yay!!

How to win tickets to the Nelly PARTY on 9th May 2012:

Boux Avenue Opens in Westfield London

Theo Paphitis and Ola Jordan at new flagship Boux Avenue lingerie store at Westfield London

Lingerie brand Boux Avenue have launched their 11th UK store in Westfield, London. Owner Theo Paphitis and 2012's face of  Boux Avenue, Ola Jordan, were both there to cut the ribbon. Bless him! He looks a bit happy doesn't he??!

Boux Avenue offers expert fittings and advice and has quickly become the UK’s premier lingerie destination.

To find a store near you and browse the latest collections visit Sizing options range from 30A to 40H. 

Have you tried Boux Avenue yet?


Ralph Lauren Blazer from TK Maxx - Outfit of the Day

Super quick outfit post for you! I think you have seen all of it before but none of it together!

Obviously, the American Apparel Disco Pants are making another appearance. I genuinely can't stop wearing them!

And the boots from Zucchi are definitely a firm favourite these days too.

I had forgotten about this uber bargain from TK Maxx. How could I? It's my gorgeous Ralph Lauren blazer that I picked from the Gold Label section at TK Maxx on Tottenham Court Road.

Love it! Not only because it looks and feels good but mostly because it was reduced from £600 to £100. Oh yes!! That is what I call a bargain!

Picked up any bargains you want to shout about?


Monday, 23 April 2012

Brocato Swell Volume Review - Hair Disaster Rescue!

Brocato Swell Volume

Shock horror! I recently had a hair cut that I absolutely hated. I didn't exactly realise it in the salon but I knew that something wasn't quite right fairly quickly.

I have thick hair and lots of it to boot! I love having thick hair and to be fair it is (or shall I say was?) my crowning glory.

Orly Jealous, Much? Cool Romance Spring Collection

Absolutely loving Jealous, Much? The fab and super on-trend pastel green from Orly's Spring Collection, Cool Romance.

Orly Jealous, Much?

I do love a bit of Orly. They are so easy to apply, never streaky and super long lasting. This shade is perfect for Spring and this perfect pistachio hue is definitely one to be seen in.

The colour above is a true shade reflection but here it is photographed with flash, just for fun! Keep reading the see the rest of the Orly Cool Romance Collection too.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins

Last week I popped down to the Dorothy Perkins showroom to take a look at the much anticipated Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins collection.  A big bonus was that Olivia Rubin herself was there. What a lovely girl she is!

Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins

I want the top that Olivia is wearing from the collection!

It's a fab collection which showcases Olivia's signature print designs in range of different pieces. It is all about a feminine silhouette, fabulous print and really wearable flattering pieces. Here are some of my faves:

Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer

Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer

Being a natural super paley, I have always loved a bit of bronzer. In the old days I probably loved it too much but luckily I have burnt all the photographic evidence of those makeup crimes! I hope!!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

YSL Lacque Couture N°29 Doré Orfèvre

YSL Lacque Couture N°29 Doré Orfèvre 

Oh my goodness, I honestly felt like I was applying liquid gold to my nails when I used my YSL Lacque Couture N°29 Doré Orfèvre. And when I look at my nails, I feel like I have dipped my finger tips into real molten gold.

This nail polish defines luxury in every possible way! I have put a bit of fake tan on since and it looks even better. GORGEOUS!!

This is genuinely one of my fave polishes ever!!

You can pick up YSL Lacque Couture N°29 Doré Orfèvre  for £18 from counters nationwide. Read about the full YSL Lacque Couture collection here.

Are these gold nails for you?


PR sample

BaByliss Big Hair - My You Mag Advertorial!!

You remember me telling you about the shoot I did with BaByliss for You Magazine? I had an amazing time and you can have a look at all the behind the scenes stuff here. But now, have a look at the result! Yay!!

BaByliss Big Hair in You Magazine

I love this feature so much because I am a major BaByliss Big Hair convert, I got to write about why I love it and You Magazine used every word! Very exciting!

SOME NEWS!! I have been working on a very exciting project with BaByliss that I will be sharing with you soon. I can't say too much right now but let's just say that I am bouncing off the walls with happiness about it! All will be revealed really soon so please stay tuned! 

What is making you happy right now?


Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection 2012

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection 2012

You know summer is on it's way as soon as you hear whispers about Estée Lauder's latest Bronze Goddess launch.

I'm a serious Bronze Goddess fan. I love the limited edition fabulousness and the whole one-off feel of the special additions to the range, and my love was seriously rewarded with a knock out new Capri collection for 2012.

New Clinique Chubby Sticks - New Shades for 2012 including Voluptuous Violet

Clinique Chubby Stick Voluptuous Violet

Predictably, as soon as I had my first experience with Clinique's Chubby Sticks, I was hooked. I may have been late to the party but my fan credentials are now definitely as good as the next person's!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Trilogy Giveaway Winners

Trilogy Cream Cleanser

I'm please to announce the winners of my Trilogy giveaway. They are:

  1. Janice - Jane Beal on Facebook and @twydalldee on Twitter
  2. Courtney who follows via hellocotton - Daisy-meadow
  3. Scarlett - Twitter Scarlett_Hearts

Congratulations. Please email me at with your full name and address.

And don't forget to enter my open giveaway for Maybe Blu PJs here.


*If the appointed winners do not claim their prize by COB 23rd April 2012,  a new winner will be chosen.

Disco Pants and Stripes - Outfit of the Day

Super quick outfit post for you!

ReallyRee Outfit of the Day

I think I might be getting a bit addicted to my American Apparel Disco Pants! They'll be popping up in quite a few posts I predict!

Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum by Dr Andrew Weil

Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum by Dr Andrew Weil

I have been using the Origins Mega-Bright serum now for about 4 weeks. I only intended to use it for a couple of weeks so that I could get a feel for the product and let you know my thoughts but I have become a tiny bit hooked!!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Transformulas Diamond Lift Brightening Complex - Face of the Day

ReallyRee Face of the Day

I have been trying out the Transformulas Diamond Lift Brightening Complex and I really love it.

As you can see from the photos, it adds instant radiance to the skin using diamond powder!! Woo! You can use it under makeup as a primer, instead of makeup for natural looking glow or on top of makeup as a gorgeous highlighter. You can really see the glow from the skin here:

Kate Moss' VASSILISA Fox Print Scarf - LOVE!!

Kate Moss' VASSILISA Fox Print Scarf

I am quite a lot obsessed with scarves at the moment and this VASSILISA Luxury Cashmere Fox Print Scarf that Kate Moss keeps getting spotted wearing is really speaking to me!!

Check out these pics.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012



Well that is a seriously amazing shot isn't it? I need all of those colours and I need those shoes! GORGEOUS!

Dior Addict Extreme Nail Polish in Lucky

Dior Addict Extreme Vernis Lucky 659

Wow wow wow!! I absolutely love this new shade from Dior's latest launch, Dior Addict Extreme. This shade is called Lucky (659) and it's described as a bold, dazzling pink.

It is one of four new Dior Addict Extreme nail polish shades and is a big nod to the colour blocking trend. I don't think my photo fully captures just how gorgeous this shade is. It is a beautiful bright pinky red, super shiny and super easy to apply. I love it.

Read more about the full Dior Addict Extreme collection here.

The Dior Addict Extreme Nail Polishes are RRP £18 and are available on counters nationwide.

Have you tried any Dior polishes? What shades are you loving at the moment?


PR sample

bareMinerals Make Under!

Yesterday I had a fabbie 'make under' with Bare Minerals. I was so impressed with how well the makeup perfected and  beautified my skin without it looking or feeling heavy.


The mineral foundation has SPF15 and evens out the skin without covering like a mask. I loved the way I could still see my freckles but everything looked more perfect.

I was also introduced to bareMinerals' first ever solid mineral collection, bareMinerals READY

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

iPad Cases & Laptop Clutches from Tats & Tempest

As I am officially obessed with my iPad, a whole new world of accessories has opened up to me! Check out this beautiful iPad case from Tats & Tempest.

Tats & Tempest

Made from top quality leather and designed to protect our precious technology, you can choose from a stylish range for iPads, phones and laptops.

Prices start at £15 for phone covers, £50 for the iPad and £60 for laptop covers.

Check out Tats & Tempest online here.

What are you styling your technology in?


No7 Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum

Remember the MASSIVE buzz when Boots No7 launched the iconic Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum 2 years ago? It was a sell-out within 24 hours. Well that is set to happen again with No7's latest innovation, backed by 4 serious clinical trials on 1200 women,  get ready for the No7 Lift & Luminate Day and Night Serum.

No7 Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum

The No7 Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum duo target the three signs of ageing and work on:

TM Lewin White Shirt Challenge

A while ago I was invited by classic shirt brand TM Lewin to take part in a White Shirt Challenge. It involved a trip to Lewin's to pick a white shirt, some thought about what I would style it with, and then a trip to Ken Copsey's photographic studio for a super fun shoot!

Here are the results!

TM Lewin White Shirt Challenge
A couple for shots for you.

Monday, 16 April 2012

SOPHYTO. Mild Acidity; The Secret to the Fountain of Youth

Earlier today I met Karen Sinclair Drake who is the founder and creator of SOPHYTO, a natural and professional anti-ageing skincare range.

Here is Karen, who's 52, with the range. She uses nothing but SOPHYTO and she has the most amazing skin.

 Karen Sinclair Drake SOPHYTO skincare natural

Miss Selfridge Pencil Skirt - Outfit of the Day

I wore a really cute pencil skirt from Miss Selfridge to MUA Cosmetic's Lip Boom launch with Alexandra Burke.

Alexandra Burke at Lip Boom Launch for MUA Cosmetics

It is from Miss Selfridge's Designed By collection which has some really lovely stuff with lots of gorgeous prints.

Dior Addict Extreme - Pret-a-Party

Kate Moss - Dior Addict Extreme

To celebrate the launch of new Dior Addict Extreme range Dior are introducing Pret-a-Party; a unique, tailor-made make over for the Dior Addict Extreme woman...and it's free!

YSL Touche Eclat is 20!

YSL Touche Eclat is 20!

It has been a beauty staple for a long time but I didn't realise that iconic beauty product, YSL Touche Eclat, was 20 years old. Goodness that makes me feel very old - I bought it when it first came out!

And to celebrate, a special edition Touche Eclat has been created in a delicately hammered gold, inspired by the Yves Saint Laurent Couture 2011 Cruise Collection.

The YSL Touche Eclat celebration edition is RRP £25 and is available now at Harvey Nichols, and nationwide from 18th April 2012.

YSL has also launched a special facebook app to coincide with the birthday celebrations. Check it out here.

Do you Touche?


Sunday, 15 April 2012 Launches in UK Launches in UK

This is super exciting news for lovers of online shopping in the UK., the Nordic region's considerably larger equivalent to ASOS, has arrived in good old Blighty! Yay!!!

I popped along to the launch at the W Hotel a week ago to get a feel for what we can expect from, and I was super impressed.

Here are some of my favourite things...

Diet Coke & Jean Paul Gaultier for 2012

Diet Coke & Jean Paul Gaultier for 2012

On Thursday evening, I went to the Harvey Nichols launch, hosted by Hilary Alexander, for the brand new collaboration between Diet Coke and Jean Paul Gaultier. Check out these beauties.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Pixiglow Pirouette Pink Nails with Sparkle!

Pixiglow Pirouette Pink Nail


These are like the ultimate girls nails. Gorgeous gorgeous neon pink with a helping of gold sparkles for good luck.

The pink is from Pixi's wonderful Tinkerbell inspired collection called Pixiglow. It is named Pirouette Pink but it's no pastel ballerina kind of pink but a seriously attention grabbing super zingy neon pink with the softest of gold shimmer running through it.

I wore it alone for a bit but then couldn't resist going for gold a bit more with my current favourite blingy top coat from No7.

I think this pink really needs a bit of a tan. Here I am wearing LDN Skins Medium Mousse which I really love. I shall review it properly soon but it is basically really good, even on my pale skin.

You can get the Pixiglow nail polish for £8 from ASOS, the No7 top coat for £8 from Boots from 16th May 2012, and the LDN Skins Tanning Mousse is £24, call 01923 760 110 for stockists.

For anyone wondering, the ring in the picture is my favourite one. I got it a few years ago from Tiffany. It's a beaut.

What do you think to my pink with gold sparkles?



Aintree Matalan Style Awards 2012

I had such an amazing day yesterday. I was a judge for the Matalan Style Awards at Aintree! Get me!!

Aintree Matalan Style Awards 2012

My fellow judges, from left to right, were Fashion Stylist Nicole Smallwood, actress Roxane Pallett and Anna Dowd, Fashion Producer for this morning. A really fab bunch of girls.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Alexandra Burke's - Lip Boom MUA Cosmetics

Last night I attended the launch of Alexandra Burke's first ever makeup collaboration, the MUA Cosmetics Lip Boom. I am wearing it in this pic, as is Alex!

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke herself was there to introduce this fab new lip product that has a matte lipstick one end with a colour gloss attached and a sparkly, shimmery highlighter the other end. If you like sparkle, you will love this! And they are a snip at just £3.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Arbonne Makeup Primer - Face of the Day

I was super impressed with how perfect my skin looked when I used the Arbonne Makeup Primer (£25).

Arbonne Makeup Primer

My lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores seemed to melt away and my whole complexion appeared even and smooth.

The Molami Twine Headband - Style Meets Function

The Molami Twine Headband

Check out this out for some luxury listening!!

Twiggy for M&S Woman

Last month I popped down to a preview of Twiggy's new collection for Marks and Spencer. Twiggy was there!! Yay! I was seriously starstruck.

Twiggy for Marks and Spencer

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Real Diamond Manicure!

Wooo real diamonds!! Check this out...

Neville Real Diamond Manicure

It is obviously totally fabulous, beautifully over-the-top and hugely unrealistic for most of us, but if you had a bit of cash, how amazing would a real diamond manicure be?! Well you can get one at Neville Hair and Beauty in Belgravia London.

Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish - Via Tortona Collection

Via Tortona is the collection from the Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polishes that contains the amazing and much sought after, Fantasy Fire. You can check that out here.

Here is the rest of Max Factor's Via Tortona:

Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish - Via Tortona

Left to right, we have Meteorite 41, Graffiti 44, Moon Dust 42  and Odyssey Blue 43.

And here are the colours on my nails. The first photo has flash, the rest are without.

NEOM Organics Sensuous Body Wash & Body Lotion

NEOM Organics Sensous Body Wash Body Lotion

This is the newest gorgeousness from NEOM Organics - it's the Sensuous Organic Body Wash and Sensuous Organic Body Lotion. 

Monday, 9 April 2012

Maybe Blu Pyjama Giveaway. This is Dreamwear! CLOSED

I put up a little sneak peek of my new Maybe Blu PJs on twitter over the weekend and everyone got really excited!! And I understand why, they are soooooooo pretty.

Maybe Blu Pyjamas

And now the lovely people at Maybe Blu have agreed to give away a set just like mine to a lucky ReallyRee reader.

Keep reading to find out how to enter!


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