Friday, 31 August 2012

Vaseline Limited Edition Lip Therapy Mystery Flavour!

I was recently set a really fun and creative blogger challenge all about the latest launch from Vaseline Lip Therapy. I am a massive fan of Vaseline Lip Therapy already, and what with the chance of winning a trip to Paris for 2, and the same for one of my readers, I couldn't say no!

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All I had to do was decorate an unbranded tin of the lovely new mystery Vaseline Lip Therapy and have a guess at what the new flavour would be called. To help, I was given a kit filled with decorations and hints. And this is what I came up with!

Holiday OOTD: Matalan Dress and Flatforms

Quick holiday outfit post for you!

Matalan Dress and Own the Runway Flatforms
Matalan Dress and Own the Runway Flatforms

Holiday Post: Freya Bikini

Now that I have got past the fear of posting my first ever swimwear photos, I have decided to do another bikini post! This time it's Freya (still featuring the same embarrassed leg pose!).

Freya Bikini Pier Collection
Freya Bikini Pier Collection


If you are a bit busty like me, you literally cannot go wrong with Freya swimwear. I adore their underwear, and the bikinis really are just as good, especially if unfailing support is what you are looking for.

Essie THEN AND NOW

Love love love this Essie shade made exclusively for online luxury retailer THEN AND NOW.

ESSIE Now and Then
ESSIE Now and Then

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Holiday Post: Zoe Tees Dress from Farfetch

I think that this simple dress from Zoe Tees was the favourite thing I took away with me. It was so comfortable and easy to wear, and really versatile too.

Zoe Tees Dress
Zoe Tees Dress

It was perfect for popping on over a bikini during the day and I was totally in love with the soft jersey fabric. Here's a closer look:

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Holiday Post: Varley Bikini

I am utterly terrified to publish this post, but I was kindly sent this bikini from Varley to review and so I have been plucking up the courage to show you it in the best way I can. And that means a cringey bikini shot, so here goes...Yikes!!! Breathe in!!!

Varley Bikini
Varley Bikini

Sorry for the shiny face! I am absolutely slathered in factor 50!

New Foundation Match Technology from No7 at Boots

This is serious news for anyone that has ever struggled to find their perfect foundation match!! Check out this gadget which is set to be the answer to most of our makeup worries!

No 7 Foundation Match Made Service Device
No 7 Foundation Match Made Service Device

This is the No 7 Foundation Match Made Service Device and it literally reads your skin in a matter of seconds and then prescribes your perfect match from across the full range of No7 foundations!

OOTD - White Jeans

Quick outfit post for you. This is what I wore yesterday for a quick meeting in London.

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It's just a really simple casual look and super comfy!

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel 02 Rose Delicat

This is the first of many posts I want to share with you about my favourite products and clothes I took on my holiday. I am starting with a gorgeous gorgeous nail polish from Bourjois!

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel 02 Rose Delicat
Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel 02 Rose Delicat

I adore the formula of the Bourjois 1 Seconde polishes (easy to apply, dries fast, lasts well) and for me, this shade, 02 Rose Delicat,  is the most perfect pale pink. Here's a close up:


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup with Before & After Photos

I recently posted about the new Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup and it has been a really popular post. I have had a few requests for some before and after photos and so, for your viewing pleasure, a before shot, a half and half shot, and an after shot.

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup & Even Better Eye Dark Circle Corrector
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup & Even Better Eye Dark Circle Corrector

And so here is the before shot with my pores in all their glory!!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Imedeen Hair & Nails

I cannot rave about these Imedeen Hair & Nails supplements enough. They have literally transformed my nails in just over four weeks!

Imedeen Hair & Nails

These are my nails before. They are so weak and peel very easily as you will see!


Thursday, 23 August 2012

My Chamilia Bracelet

Totally in love with my gorgeous new bracelet from Chamilia. Apart from the fact that it is super pretty, I love it even more because I designed it myself!

Chamilia Silver Bead Bracelet
Chamilia Silver Bead Bracelet

It was really fun creating this. I opted for a really pretty bracelet first, the Sterling Twirl Snap Bracelet which is £95. I then picked my colour theme. I decided to go for just one - a beautiful warm amber tone.

You can play with the beads online. This is what my virtual bracelet looks like.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

LDN:SKINS Tone 3 Medium Dark Self Tan Mousse Review

Major thumbs up action going on over here for the latest launch from new tan brand LDN:SKINS, Tone 3 Medium Dark Self Tan Mousse.

LDN:SKINS Tone 3 Medium Dark Self Tan Mousse Review
LDN:SKINS Tone 3 Medium Dark Self Tan Mousse


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Juicing: The Philips Avance Collection Juicer

To try and get ready for my holiday in Lanzerote I have been trying to lose a few of the pounds I put on in Dorset!

Philips Avance Collection Juicer
Philips Avance Collection Juicer

I have been juicing using the Philips Avance Collection Juicer. 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Clarins Christmas 2012 & Autumn Winter 2012 Makeup Collection

I popped down to Clarins HQ last week to check out all the new goodies for Autumn Winter 2012. They have got some gorgeous makeup in store for us!!

Clarins Autumn 2012 Makeup Collection
Clarins Autumn 2012 Makeup Collection

Check out the stunning new Odyssey Face Palette which is a Christmas Limited Edition from Clarins.


Sunday, 19 August 2012

OOTD - ASOS and Aldo

I wore this outfit for a lovely family 40th wedding anniversary day time party in Wales.

ASOS and Aldo
ASOS and Aldo


Friday, 17 August 2012

OOTD: Lace Dress and Flatforms

I was feeling really girly in this outfit today!

Lace Dress from Dorothy Perkins

Model's Own WAH Nail Wraps at ASOS

Check out these amazing Model's Own WAH Nail Wraps!

Model's Own WAH Nail Wraps
Model's Own WAH Nail Wraps

This is one design in a range of wraps created by Models Own in collaboration with London Nail Salon, WAH.

Not only do they look amazing but they are also super easy to apply!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

DIY Uber Lashes with Diorshow New Look Mascara & Model Co Fibre Lash Brush On False Lashes

I did a foundation post the other day on Clinique's brand new Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup (which you can read here), but it transpired that the lashes were getting quite a bit of attention too! I was prompted to do a little post about them. Thanks Liloo!

Diorshow New Look Mascara & Model Co Fibre Lash Brush On False Lashes
Diorshow New Look Mascara & Model Co Fibre Lash Brush On False Lashes

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins!

Yay!! How exciting! It has been announced that the Kardashians and our very own Dorothy Perkins have collaborated to create the Kardashian Kollection for Autumn Winter 2012!

Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins!
Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins!

I love a bit of glam, and I 'm sure we can expect a tonne of that from the 'Kollection'. 

FOTD - Clinique & New CID Cosmetics

Clinique & New CID Cosmetics

This was the makeup I wore to the Olympic Women's football final. You can check out the outfit and hair here.


Monday, 13 August 2012

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup - Face of the Day

I have been trying out Clinique's brand new Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup and I am really loving it. I didn't think there was room for another love affair with a foundation in my life but clearly there is!

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup

This foundation, like Clinique's Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, delivers instant results and also long  term benefits, but this time, we are talking pores!


Wanted! Owl Print Top

Check out this super cute Owl printed vest top from Quiz.

Owl Print Top
Owl Print Top - Quiz

Owls are really big for now and next season. Burberry's Autumn Winter 12 show made sure that this bird was definitely on all our radars. And you can pick this one up for just £10.99.

Visit www.quizclothing.co.uk for more info.

Ree
XXX

OOTD - Topshop, New Look, Aldo & Nelly

This is what I wore out to a nice relaxed dinner in Blackheath last night.

Topshop, New Look, Aldo & Nelly
OOTD - Topshop, New Look, Aldo & Nelly


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Estee Lauder New Pure Color Nail Lacquer 2012 - Nouveau Riche

Check out Nouveau Riche from Estee Lauder's New Pure Color Nail Lacquer Metal Mania Collection. It's a beaut!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Metal Mania Collection
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Metal Mania Collection - Nouveau Riche 


Tom Pecheux, Estee Lauder's Creative Makeup Director, took his inspiration from Paris - "smoldering and amplified hues that capture the raw energy and sexiness of the City of Lights under a dark Parisian sky". Exciting!!

Nouveau Riche is a little stunner. Here are some more pics.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Clinique Even Better Eye Dark Circle Corrector Review with Before and After Photos

I was super excited to try out the Clinique Even Better Eye Dark Circle Corrector. 

Clinique Even Better Eye Dark Circle Corrector Review
Clinique Even Better Eye Dark Circle Corrector Review 


I am a tad obsessed with eyecreams and always carry one in my handbag for touch ups during the day to boost hydration and soften lines. I think this new product for Clinique is going to be perfect for that.

Keep reading to see the Clinique Even Better Eye Dark Circle Corrector in action - before and after pics! Lovely!!

OOTD - Flatforms and Leggings

This is what I wore to the Olympics 2012 women's football final last night. Congrats Team USA.

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Flatforms and Leggings


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Hair: Beach Waves

Here's a little sneak peek at what's coming up on the The Hairdryer Diaries soon!

Hair: Beach Waves
Hair: Beach Waves

I love this natural beachy look and it's so easy to do!! Make sure you keep an eye on The Hairdryer Diaries to find out how I did it.

Do you like this look? How would you create this?

Ree

Diptyque - Free Mimosa Candle and Lait Frais - and My Fabulous Fragrance Fitting!

Amazing news for Diptyque fans!! Diptyque has become quite an obsession for me and so I am really excited about this!

ReallyRee and Diptyque have teamed up to offer you a gorgeous free gift between now and the end of August (while stocks last) with code diptyqueree when you make a purchase from www.diptyqueparis.co.uk (no minimum order). Amazing hey?! Keep reading to find out more.

Diptyque Voucher Code
Diptyque Voucher Code 'diptyqueree' - Free Mimosa Candle and Lait Frais

First off, let me tell you about why I am so obsessed with Diptyque.


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Kitty Flats from Own the Runway

I love this cute little shoes!!

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Kitty Flats from Own the Runway

The Kitty design was made the 'it' shoe by high end shoe designer Charlotte Olympia, but I don't think you can beat these pretty dupes from Own the Runway. 

The Charlotte Olympias will cost you the best part of £500 and these little beauties will set you back...

Boux Avenue Embraces Curves with Size 16 Model

Check out gorgeous size 16 Australian Supermodel, Robyn Lawley, showcasing Boux Avenue's latest collection for Autumn 2012.

Robyn Lawley for Boux Avenue
Robyn Lawley for Boux Avenue


This new campaign from Boux Avenue is all about loving your body no matter what size you are - and you can do this with a fabulous choice of lingerie that range from a 30A to 40H and sizes 8-20.

The Autumn 2012 collection is all about detail and perfect fit - visit www.bouxavenue.com for more info. There are free expert bra fittings in every store to ensure you 'embrace your curves' in the best way possible.

Go Boux Avenue! I love this approach to beauty. With size 16 supermodels, sexy lingerie in nearly every size, and everyone raving about Olympian women with their beautiful healthy bodies, I think we could be moving towards a view of the female form that everyone is happier with.

Do you think things are finally changing?

Ree
XXX

Monday, 6 August 2012

Mavala Jeans for Genes Kit 2012

Loving this gorgeous kit from Mavala for Jeans for Genes Day this year.


Mavala Jeans for Genes Kit 2012
Mavala Jeans for Genes Kit 2012

This is a limited edition set that includes 5ml bottles of Mavala Super Base, 178 Denim Blue and Top Coat Fixator, all for £10. £1 from each kit sold will go to the Jeans for Genes charity and you'll be entered into a draw to win an office manicure day when you purchase.

Wear your denim on your nails this year! The kit is available exclusively on BeautyBay.com from now until 5th October 2012.

Ree
XXX

TOWIE Beauty Fragrance Launch

Ha ha check me out with Sam and Arg from the Only Way is Essex!! Funny!

TOWIE Beauty Fragrance Launch
TOWIE Beauty Fragrance Launch


It isn't my thing at all but there is no getting away with the fact that any beauty and fragrance associations with The Only Way is Essex is Big Business! The original TOWIE fragrance launch saw Dazzle and Be Reem hitting the number 1 spots in fragrance sales when they launched last year! That's pretty staggering.

Sisley IT Bag

If you are after a bucket bag but want to stay away from the Zara one purely because it's everywhere (I personally love it still), then check this out!

It the new bucket bag from Sisley for Autumn Winter 2012.

Bucket Bag from Sisley for Autumn Winter 2012
Bucket Bag from Sisley for Autumn Winter 2012

I love the colour choices (4 in total including black and blue) of the leather and the super cute contrast tassles. It comes in 2 sizes - medium at £139.50 and large for £165.

If you like a good quality roomy leather bag to hook over your arm, you'll love this! It also has a shoulder strap for over the body kind of days.

Ree
XXX 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

OOTD - Vila, H&M & Kurt Geiger Shoes

My outfit for a belated birthday lunch with my boyfriend and his parents. We went for the yummiest tapas. Diet starts tomorrow!!

Vila, H & M & Kurt Geiger Shoes



I am pretty obsessed with dipped hems as you'll probably have worked out from these outfit posts. 

Bloggers & Brands on Twitter. To Re-Tweet or not to Re-Tweet. That is the Question


This post is really for bloggers and brands so may not appeal to everyone.  Apologies! Many more normal posts coming soon!

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I was having a little think about how much it matters whether a brand acknowledges and shares my posts and reviews to their followers and I kind of decided that for me, it pretty much boils down to good manners.


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Rihanna's Styled to Rock!

This week I was invited to attend the official press launch of Styled to Rock, the brand new fashion series produced by Rihanna and sponsored by Diet Coke. The launch was held at super hot venue, The Box where we'd meet the show's mentor's Nicola Roberts, Henry Holland and Lysa Cooper.

Rihanna's Styled to Rock with Nicola Roberts, Henry Holland and Lysa Cooper 

My to much utter disappointment I couldn't make it but so that I didn't totally let you down, I enlisted the help of my friend Becky. She dashed along and got all the news for us. Take it away Becky!! 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Big Beyonce Hair using BaByliss

Big Beyonce Hair using BaByliss
Big Beyonce Hair using BaByliss


I did my hair BIG for my birthday. I thought it was only right!!!

I created these big volumised curls using the BaByliss Curling Wand which is up there amongst my fave tools of all time.

Make sure you check out The Hairdryer Diaries for a full tutorial on how to get this look.

You can also follow on Twitter to make sure you stay up to date! Twitter handle - @Hdryerdiaries

What do you think?
Ree
XXX

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

OPI Glitzerland

I love a metallic polish and this little beauty, Gliterzland from OPI is absolutely gorgeous!

opi-glitzerland-swatch
OPI Glitzerland




It's a wonderful sparkly pale gold that look really luxe and expensive. Love it! 
Ree
XXX

Birthday Post!

Yay it's my birthday!! Here's what I got!! Once again, not the best pics because I'm iPad blogging from hols.

Look at this beautiful Smythson iPad case my lovely boyfriend got me! It's been ReallyRee'd. I love this so much!!!

Smythson iPad case
Smythson iPad case



He also got me a bottle of Cristal!! I have always dreamt of tasting it so this is really exciting! Although I'll probably do what I always do with special bottles - be too scared to drink it!!


Cristal Champagne
Cristal Champagne


And my lovely little boy got me these gorgeous chocs from Hotel Chocolat. They have faves in there - salty caramel. Yummmzzzzzz.

Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat

My mum and dad gave me some cash so I'll be out shopping soon. Yay!

Everyone on twitter has been so lovely and I have been inundated with kind birthday messages. Thanks everyone. Really enjoying getting older! 38 is wonderful so far!!

Ree
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