Thursday, 31 May 2012

Warehouse Jubilee Swap Shop

The Warehouse Jubilee swap shop is on now until Tuesday 5th June 2012.

To get a 20% discount on a full price purchases, all you have to do is take one of your wardrobe rejects into your local Warehouse store.

Warehouse Jubilee Swap Shop


All the donated clothing will be recycled by Newlife Foundation, which offers information and practical support on a wide range of children’s disability issues and provides specialist equipment to families across the UK.

And there's more!


Kiehl's Creme de Corps - Celebrate Britain

Have a look at the limited edition Kiehl's Creme de Corps, Celebrate Britain.

Kiehl's Creme de Corp - Celebrate Britain
Kiehl's Creme de Corps - Celebrate Britain


Creme de Corps is Kiehl's cult classic all over body moisturiser formulated for dry skin.  'Celebrate Britain' is Kiehl's partnership with SportsAid, with a Union Jack inspired label redesign and a donation of £1 of the retail price going to the charity.

I love the idea of a Celebrate Britain theme without it being gratuitously and blatantly 'Jubilee', and obviously the charity element is fabulous.

Creme de Corps Celebrate Britain is exclusive to Selfridges and Kiehl's stores nationwide now, £16 for 125ml, £27 for 250ml and £44 for 500ml. Check out SportsAid here.

Ree
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Gucci's New It Bags!

Diana Kruger, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Connelly and Asia Argento have all been sporting Gucci beauties recently. Particularly the new Gucci ‘Lady Stirrup’ and ‘Soft Stirrup’ bags from the Autumn Winter 2012/13 collection.

Have a little look...

Gucci ‘Lady Stirrup’
Gucci ‘Lady Stirrup’
And there are more!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New! FashionistA The Double Collection Mascara Exclusive Preview

Say hello to the latest addition to the FashionistA makeup family - The Double Collection 2 Step Mascara.

New! FashionistA The Double Collection Mascara Exclusive Preview
New! FashionistA The Double Collection Mascara Exclusive Preview

New! FashionistA The Double Collection Mascara Exclusive Preview
New! FashionistA The Double Collection Mascara Exclusive Preview

I thought I would try this out for you this morning so you can it in action. Have a look at this mascara, step by step just on the eye on the right...

Accessorize Makeup Collections for Summer 2012

I popped along to check out the new summer 2012 cosmetics collections from Accessorize last night and spotted some absolutely gorgeous things!

I think my faves are these fabbie 32 shade eye palettes that contain a combination of matte and shimmer  highly-pigmented shadows and cover off pretty much any eye look you could go for. They cost £8.95 each.

Accessorize Lovely Day Palette
Accessorize Lovely Day Palette

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Naked Palette Dupe for £4 - MUA Undressed!

The Urban Decay Naked Palette is probably one of the most talked about neutral eye palettes ever. It is everyone's everyday perfect palette. Only problem is, it costs £36. The good news is (and that is a little bit of an understatement) MUA Cosmetics have created the Undressed Palette priced at just £4 that is the most amazing  dupe for Urban Decay's Naked!

I literally just set eyes on it and had to tell you about it straight away! Take a look...

Naked Palette Dupe for £4 - MUA Undressed!

Now this photo does not do it justice at all, and I supposed I could swatch it to death, but instead just trust me, this is absolutely gorgeous and the best £4 you could spend.

Best news so far? It is available in Superdrug stores from 4th July 2012 and online at http://www.muastore.co.uk NOW! EXCITING!!!

On your marks...get set....GO!!!

Hair Colour Change Up at FOUR London

FOUR_London_colour_specialists
 

I'm at FOUR London and have decided to go for a bit of a change!!!

Can't wait to see what it's like!!

 

Ree

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BB Creme: Dior Hyrdalife Face of the Day

I was so excited to try the new BB creme from Dior. I love the idea of BB creams (Blemish Balm, skin-perfecting all-in-one makeup) and I am already a massive Dior makeup fan, so I was expecting to be impressed. It also contains SPF 30 which I believe is essential, so it ticks that box straight away.

BB creme Dior
Dior Hydralife BB Creme


And yes! I love it.


Dorothy Perkins High Summer 2012 Collection

I am absolutely loving what Dorothy Perkins has for us this summer. Hitting stores in June/July 2012, here are a few of my favourite things!

Dorothy Perkins High Summer 2012 Collection
Dorothy Perkins High Summer 2012 Collection


Monday, 28 May 2012

Clinique Even Better Makeup for Hyper Pigmentation - Face of the Day

Clinique Even Better Makeup - Face of the Day
Clinique Even Better Makeup - Face of the Day

This makeup look is a mix of Clinique, Bourjois and bareMinerals.


River Island Outfit of the Day

I picked up a couple of bits from River Island to keep me cool in the sunshine!

River Island Outfit of the Day
River Island Outfit of the Day

And I absolutely love them!!


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Matalan Dress - Outfit of the Day

The little dresses are coming out with this gorge weather!!

Matalan Dress - Outfit of the Day
Matalan Dress - Outfit of the Day
This is a seriously seriously bargain outfit!


Friday, 25 May 2012

New Jo Malone Store in Covent Garden London

New Jo Malone Store in Covent Garden London

How gorgeous does this look? Well this Jo Malone's latest addition to its network of stores, on King Street in Covent Garden, London.

It is Jo Malone's largest freestanding boutique in the UK and the first example of the brand's new look. It's a beaut isn't?

Well it is open now so you can check it out for yourself.

I am completely in love with Jo Malone's new fragrance, Velvet Rose and Oud. I shall tell you about that very soon!

Ree

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YSL La Laque Couture No 31 Khaki Arty

I have always been mad for khaki nails, so when I met this new addition to YSL's La Laque Couture nail polish range I was very excited. Meet No 31 Khaki Arty.

 

YSL La Laque Couture No 31 Khaki Arty
 

This isn't particularly the best shot of it but it certainly is gorgeous in real life. This really rich, earthy colour creates a super chic finish. These are grown up nails with a twist.

Khaki Arty is part of YSL's Autumn Winter 12/13 look and is out on 1st August 2012. Check out my sneak peek of the new makeup here.

Is Khaki for you?

Ree

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ASOS Dress - Outfit of the Day

I am a bit obsessed with dipped hem dresses at the moment! I am also obsessed with ASOS!

ASOS Dress - Outfit of the Day
ASOS Dress - Outfit of the Day

I love this dress because it seems to make me look really tall but it wasn't cheap.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick - Face of the Day

Illamasqua Erydice Lipstick
Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick


Oh my goodness, I am completely in love with this Illamasqua lipstick, shade Eurydice, from the Spring Summer 12 Human Fundamentalism collection at ASOS.

It is super vibrant, really long lasting and perfectly matte without being too drying. I have fairly dry lips anyway and still got on very well with this formula.

Literally everyone I saw yesterday asked me what shade I was wearing! It costs £15.50 at ASOS.

Do you like a bright lip?

Ree
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Vila Dress: Outfit of the Day

This is what a wore to the JLS fragrance launch. It was quite a lot shorter at the front than I realised though!

Vila Dress: Outfit of the Day
Vila Dress: Outfit of the Day

I bought this Vila from ASOS (£20) because I have it in the pastel orangey shade (from Nelly.com) and completely loved it. You can see that dress here. Although this is the same dress, I am pretty sure that it is shorter. What do you think?

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

JLS Fragrance Launch

I popped along to the JLS fragrance launch last night. Here's a pic of me with the boys!! Look! My shoes match theirs!!!



Find out all about the fragrance in my previous post here, but to recap, it has basically broken all sales records! Amazing! 

The JLS lads are super nice so I am really pleased that their first foray into the fragrance world has gone so well.

Ree
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Jubilee Pretty Ballerinas



I am completely in love with these Jubilee Pretty Ballerinas. I really need them! Only problem is they cost £189. Present anyone?!

If you do want to splash out, find them at  www.prettyballerinas.com

Are you feeling Jubilee fever?!

Ree
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Nail Rock Wakiki Flowers & Stripes Nail Wraps Exclusive to ASOS

I popped these super cute nail wraps on yesterday and literally got so many comments on them that I just had to tell you about them!

Nail Rock Wakiki Flowers & Stripes Nail Wraps Exclusive to ASOS
Nail Rock Wakiki Flowers & Stripes Nail Wraps Exclusive to ASOS

I went to the JLS fragrance launch last night and practically everyone I talked to grabbed my hands and inspected my nails! People were loving them.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation & AW12/13 Preview: Face of the Day

Right! I am totally addicted to YSL's long awaited le Teint Touche Eclat. It's beautiful!

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation: Face of the Day
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation: Face of the Day


I absolutely love the finish on my skin because it lifts my complexion and instantly illuminates. It also lasts really well which is a major bonus. In the picture I am just wearing the Touche Eclat foundation with no concealer or powder. Incredible!

You will have no idea how excited I am to say that I am only wearing YSL in this photo!! Yay! I have been playing with all the new products from YSL I got in Paris.

Here's the low down:


Monday, 21 May 2012

Warehouse T-Shirt for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Warehouse have teamed up with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer to design an exclusive t-shirt for the 2012 collection.

Warehouse T-Shirt for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
Warehouse T-Shirt for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer


Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is the UK’s leading charity fashion campaign and supports the life-saving work of pioneering breast cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

I love this super cute tee from Warehouse - it has a gorgeous hand drawn floral and bird design in all the season's hottest colours. It would look fab with my disco pants!!

The T-shirt costs £25 and for each one bought, Warehouse willll donate 30% of the retail price to Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s research fund.

Available in stores and online at warehouse.co.uk

Ree
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Miss Selfridge Dress - Outfit of the Day

Miss Selfridge Dress - Outfit of the Day
Miss Selfridge Dress - Outfit of the Day


Quick outfit post for you. I wore this a while ago but kept forgetting to post about it. This is one of my fave dresses right now from Miss Selfridge. It is super comfy and really easy to wear. You may recognise it from this post.

The blazer is really old from Ben Sherman...

JLS Fragrance for Women, Kiss!


Calling all boy banders, JLS are selling Kisses! Scandalous! Unfortunately for some it's not an actual kiss but their brand new women's perfume, Kiss.

JLS Fragrance for Women, Kiss!
JLS Fragrance for Women, Kiss!

And it has been selling like hot cakes for sure! In fact there was a big pre-sale waiting list and a record-breaking sales within 2 hours of it's launch in The Perfume Shop. It seems that JLS have big pulling power in the fragrance world! Who knew?!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Hair Removal: Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Body Wax Strips Review

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Body Wax Strips
Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Body Wax Strips



Well you probably already know that I am a fan of the Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Facial Wax Strips to keep on top of my upper lip hair situation so kindly pointed out by 'Anon' - read about that here. Here's what I think about the Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Body Wax Strips.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

The Ballancer Anti-Ageing Body Massage Systems

This week I went to a fun launch where I found out all about The Ballancer, an anti-ageing body massage system that can be used to relieve a number of different body issues including cellulite, poor circulation, water retention and more.




The Ballancer is a state of the art system that centres around the proven principles of manual lymphatic drainage and the best thing about it is, you don't need to do anything.

The London Lash Queen Root Lift and Colour Boost: Before and After

A few weeks ago I told you about my visit to Sue Marsh who is also known as the London Lash Queen. You can read all about that, and her take on lash extensions, here

The London Lash Queen Root Lift and Colour Boost
The London Lash Queen Root Lift and Colour Boost

The article provoked quite a response via the comments, twitter and email and it seems that not everyone agrees on this topic. I still know for sure that I will probably never go there with lash extensions again. This Root Lift and Colour Boost is definitely for me.

If you do want to go with lash extensions, make sure you read my post first so you can get some advice on minimising the damage.

I have been meaning to show you some of the photos taken during and after my treatment, so that you can see the instant results. Here they are...

Friday, 18 May 2012

Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch

Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch
Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch


When she addressed the big crowd at her London Launch of True Reflection, Kim Kardashian's latest fragrance, she told us how she would love to launch a fragrance every time she comes to London.

It was about this time last year that I went to launch of Kim's first fragrance launch at the Dorchester hotel, that time entitled Kim Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch


She looked super cute, with straightened hair in a centre parting and a lace dress in black and red. Still looking too good to be true!

Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch
Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch


The new fragrance is rather nice on first impressions. Very neutral and wearable with lovely soft plum and peach notes and Italian bergamot which is a personal fave. The floral mid notes include gardenia (a Kim Kardashian signature) chocolate orchid and lotus flower, with base notes of woods, patchouli and musk.

Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance
Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance launched in Debenhams 18th May 2012


I think she is probably on to a winner with this scent.

Kim said "I wanted this fragrance to be a little more rich and layered, to reflect the experiences I've been through" and she has definitely been through quite a lot since her last fragrance launch! But I think it's fair to say that she actually seemed a whole lot happier this time - very relaxed, smiley and chatty!

Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch
Kim Kardashian True Reflection Fragrance Launch


Kim Kardashian's True Reflection launched exclusively today (18th May 2012) with Debenhams and will be available nationwide from June 2012 - 100ml Eau de Parfum is £40 and 50ml is £30.

Ree
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Thursday, 17 May 2012

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation - Le Teint Touche Eclat

Well this is pretty big news for me. The iconic product that initiated my love of  luxury cosmetics 20 years ago (yes 20!!), the mighty Touche Eclat, has now been made into a foundation!! Hallelujah!! Set off the fireworks, bring in the marching band, wipe away the tears of joy! I am not joking!

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation - Le Teint Touche Eclat
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation - Le Teint Touche Eclat

For many years I wished I could afford to paint the Touche Eclat magic all over my face and now my beauty prayers have been answered! 

Keep reading for photos and also a sneak peak at the YSL Autumn Winter 2012-2013 collection.


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay

Jo Malone have done it again! Say hello to the super gorgeous Blackberry and Bay!

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay
Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay
Here is Jo Malone's inspiration for Blackberry and Bay:

"Childhood memories of blackberry picking...
stained lips, sticky palms. a burst of deep,
tart blackberry juice and sparkling grapefruit,
blending with the freshness of just-gathered bay.
Softened with delicate flowers. Resting on 
a brambly base of vetiver and cedarwood.
Vibrant and verdant."

How beautiful does that sounds?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

YSL La Lacque Couture No 12 Rose Renaissance

Here is another absolute beauty from YSL La Lacque Couture!

YSL La Lacque Couture No 12 Rose Renaissance
YSL La Lacque Couture No 12 Rose Renaissance


It is such a gorgeous rose pink and with the track record of the other YSL Lacque Couture polishes I have tried, I fully expect this to stay looking perfect for several days ahead.

Check out the other shades I have tried here and get the full low down on the complete YSL La Lacque Couture collection here. This is nail polish perfection!

Have you tried any yet?

Ree
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PR sample

Shine On and Colour Restore from Scott Cornwall and KMI. The Home Ombre?

Last week I met up with hair expert Scott Cornwall to find out his collaboration with KMI brands using the latest technology to bring really innovative salon quality products to the home haircare market.

Home Colour Range from Scott Cornwall and KMI
Home Colour Range from Scott Cornwall and KMI


KMI Brands are launching four new cutting edge lines: 

Monday, 14 May 2012

The Hairdryer Diaries from BaByliss and ReallyRee

Well I told you I was working on a very exciting project and this is it! Today the lovely new hair blog I am writing with BaByliss went live! Yay! It's called The Hairdryer Diaries and I shall be bringing you three posts a week with lots of fun stuff including fashion and beauty, news and hair (of course!).

Here is what it looks like right now!

The Hairdryer Diaries Brought to you by BaByliss and ReallyRee
The Hairdryer Diaries Brought to you by BaByliss and ReallyRee


There will be new posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you can subscribe to receive email updates on the bottom right. Pop over there and sign up!! Go to www.thehairdryerdiaries.com

I'd love your support over there. Let me know what you think!

Ree
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FashionistA Double Take Long Wear Lipstick in Red Carpet

I don't often wear a red lip and if I do it is usually MAC's Russian Red. But now I have  a super bargain alternative.



This is FashionistA's Double Take Long Wear Lipstick  in Red Carpet which costs just £7. I love the colour (a gorgeous true red that makes my teeth look really white), it feels nice and moisturising, and it lasts all day. It smells of vanilla which I like and actually reminds me of my MAC lipsticks in that way.

The main difference is that I find the FashionistA one more moisturising and longer lasting, which for half the price of a MAC lipstick is pretty impressive. The only down side is that it is quite hard to get off which stands in its favour for the long wear claim!

There are seven shades in the range (I am also a fan of natural pink) and you can pick them up in larger Superdrug stores.

Have you tried FashionistA yet?

Ree
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PR sample

Sunday, 13 May 2012

bareMinerals Tinted Moisturiser Advanced Protection SPF20

This is the photo of me that made me realise I quite liked the bareMinerals Advanced Protection SPF20 Moisturiser.

Bare Minerals Tinted Moisturiser SPF20
Bare Minerals Tinted Moisturiser SPF20

I had slapped a bit on before travelling for my spa trip as I couldn't see the point of putting proper makeup on but didn't really pay that much attention.

Keep reading for half and half photos.

Melvita Extra Gentle Body Scrub

This is one of the yummiest, gentlest, most nourishing yet super effective body scrubs I have used. It is absolutely lovely!

Melvita Extra Gentle Body Scrub
Melvita Extra Gentle Body Scrub

There are lots of reasons I love this scrub.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Clinique Mascara Swap

Quick freebie alert for you!

Clinique Mascara Swap
Clinique Mascara Swap


Get ready because from Monday (14th May 2012) at Debenhams stores nationwide, the Clinique Mascara Swap is coming back!

All very simple...Trade in your current mascara (any brand) for your choice of deluxe mascara sample for FREE. You don't have to buy anything, you just do a swap! The offer is available from 14th May - 20th May 2012.

Are you up for a swap?

Ree
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* One swap per person.

Christian Louboutin Beauté

Christian Louboutin Beauté

I know that I am not alone in being ridiculously excited about the news that Christian Louboutin is launching a beauty range. Hallelujah! We just know it's going to be gorgeous! My initial excitement is all about what the packaging will look like and the shade of red sole lipstick! I can barely contain myself. I need to see some pictures!

Well I have been in touch with the people in the know and this is the official low down...

Friday, 11 May 2012

Sienna Miller Get the Look With BaByliss!

Check out this fun vid I did with BaByliss using the Soft Waves Styler and Beverly C's expertise! Beverly says "Sienna Miller eat your heart out!"

Can't believe I mentioned the Croydon face lift! Hee hee!


What do you think? 

Ree
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Nelly.com Launch Party - Outfit of the Day

I had so much fun at Nelly's London Launch Party this week. This is what I wore, and I got most of it from Nelly!

Nelly.com Launch Party - Outfit of the Day
Nelly.com Launch Party - Outfit of the Day

I got so many compliments on this super simple Vila dress from Nelly that I was grinning ear to ear. If there are any other colours, I am getting it!!! It's quite a bargain too!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Laszlo Blue Firmarine Eye Therapy

This is what I have been using for the past few weeks to hydrate the skin around my eyes.

Laszlo Blue Firmarine Eye Therapy
Laszlo Blue Firmarine Eye Therapy


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Benetton Colour Block Platform

Loving these cute sandals from Benetton.

Benetton Colour Block Platform

Benetton Colour Block Platform

Benetton Colour Block Platform

They cost £79.90 and if you spend over £60 in store between 11th May and 20th May 2012 you get a free pair colour block head phones!

Ree
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Beach Cafe Summer Shopping

When I went on my recent spa trip I had a slight anxiety attack (!) beforehand about stripping down by the pool. So I did some bikini panic buying to minimise the risk of looking awful! This is the little number I picked from Beach Cafe.

OndadeMar Bikini - Beach Cafe
OndadeMar Bikini - Beach Cafe

It's a gorgeous bikini from luxury swimwear designer OndadeMar which is currently on sale reduced from £136 to £99. It is fairly pricey for a bikini but you can totally see and feel the difference in quality. It was uber flattering. This is probably the first and last time you will see me in so few clothes! Although as I have no head and legs, I don't suppose it really matters!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

John Lewis Oxford Street Beauty Hall and its 2012 Multi-Million Pound Makeover!

I had a special tour of John Lewis on Oxford Street newly revamped Beauty Hall today and I can confirm that it is a serious contender for number one beauty destination in London.

John Lewis Oxford Street Beauty Hall 2012
John Lewis Oxford Street Beauty Hall 2012


An absolute tonne of money has been spent on this transformation, in excess of £7 million I believe, and it really does show. There are 18,000 square feet of all kinds of gorgeousness housing an enormous range of products to suit pretty much every budget and every taste. Oh my goodness... I LOVE IT!

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