May, 2012


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May 12

Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick

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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22
May 12

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.

The first thing you notice about it is that it smells totally delicious. Responsible for this are its super yummy ingredients which include sugar cane, orange peel and apricot. Imagine the sweet zestiness! The  ‘spot on’ balance of sweet and citrus makes it so refreshing!

Melvita Extra Gentle Body Scrub
Melvita Extra Gentle Body Scrub

The texture is perfect to do the job in hand well. The exfolitating ‘bits’ (technical eh?!) are big enough to tackle the dead skin and smooth enough not to scratch the new skin. The jelly base is lovely and sticky which means a blast from the shower isn’t going to wash it away before you have properly got to work with massaging it into the skin.

The best thing about it is that it is really very gentle, does not irritate my skin in the slightest and is very moisturising too. It is so gentle in fact that I have used immediately after hair removal (tested with shaving, home waxing and hair removal cream!!) and I have had no reaction. Excellent for a girl that’s always in a rush and can’t wait to get everything done. I have even gone in with fake tan straight after as it leaves skin super smooth and ready for tan.

A perfect scrub in every way – it is £16 for 200ml, check out Melivta online here. Oh and just so you know, Melvita’s entire range if certified organic.

Have you tried any Melvita yet?

Ree

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14
May 12

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!
OndadeMar Bikini - Beach Cafe
OndadeMar Bikini – Beach Cafe

 

I would have posted this review a while ago but I have been massively dithering about whether to include that photo or not! Oh well, it’s done now! It has some gorgeous detail on it and FYI, it washes up in the machine really well.
OndadeMar Bikini - Beach Cafe
OndadeMar Bikini – Beach Cafe
OndadeMar Bikini - Beach Cafe
OndadeMar Bikini – Beach Cafe
I also went for some cute flip flops from Beach Cafe for use poolside that could also double as summer footwear. 

 

Tkees Flip Flops - Beach Cafe
Tkees Flip Flops – Beach Cafe

 

They were super comfy and looked really pretty (£42).

 The service from Beach Cafe was incredible. When I ordered, I selected the standard service which costs £2 and promises delivery within 2-3 days. My beautiful box, however, arrived the very next day with my things wrapped in pretty tissue.  I shall be keeping the box for more makeup storage!

And now I am all set for my Summer holidays too!!

Beach Cafe have a brilliant selection of swimwear and accessories. Check them out here.

Are you a new bikini a year girl, or do you dig out your old faves? My collection is growing!

Ree

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9
May 12

Imagine Spa Trip!

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of conducting a spa review for Imagine Spa. It’s a hard life!! My man and I jumped in the car and stuck Orton Hall Hotel Peterborough in the Sat Nav. Exciting!

 

I really like the Imagine Spa ethos. It is all about flexibility you simply book an amount of spa time and then choose your spa treatments when you arrive. No pressure to decide before hand!

 We had a lovely welcome with a good cup of  mint tea while we filled out our registration forms. The staff were delightful.

 Our robes and towels were waiting for us. We couldn’t find free sun beds at first but the lovely Imagine Spa girls quickly made some available and we were well on our way to relaxation. So we lounged on super comfy sunbeds right by the bubbling jacuzzi. 

 

 

We had a long lay down. It was really warm in a gorgeous hypnotic way. I drifted in and out of sleep. Perfect!

 We had a gorgeous lunch (yummy club sandwich) and then later went for a dip in the pool, a sauna and a steam. Seriously relaxing.

 I zonked out by the pool again and was woken when it was time to go for our Mud Serail Treatment. This part was really great because the staff come and find you when it’s time for your appointments. No boring clock watching or staying awake!

 The Mud Serail Treatment was serious messy fun. You sit in a chamber with 2 seats facing each other and after you’ve applied your mud (we did each others backs) you sit back and relax whilst the programme takes you through a steam, a tropical mist and then a refreshing rain shower….twice. It was fab.

We then showered off and flopped back on to our sunbeds. I fell asleep again!!!

 I was then woken in time for my hour long anti- ageing facial which was totally amazing. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I actually fell asleep again during the treatment! Is this some kind of  narcolepsy?! Or maybe this is what relaxation feels like! Not sure as I am generally rubbish at being relaxed!

 I opted for a fab facial and scalp massage with a brilliant mask that contained nettle extract. It really woke my face up. I loved it and my skin was glowing after.

 We then retreated to the hotel room got ready and hit the pub that was attached to the hotel for dins and drinks. Obviously the advice was to avoid alcohol after my treatment, but we were having too much fun. Naughty!

 We had such a brilliant time! I would thoroughly recommend Imagine Spa for full-on, no pressure relaxation. They do some really good deals too, so chances are you can pick up a bargain!

 For more information visit imaginespa.co.uk.

 

Have you been to a spa recently?

Ree

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4
May 12

Poppy King Launches Lipstick Library at Space NK

I met Poppy King, Lipstick Queen, at the Space NK Blogger’s event recently. She is amazing!

 

Poppy King Launches Lipstick Library at Space NK

 

The latest in Poppy’s lipstick loveliness is this fab box set - The Lipstick Queen Liptropolis. This is volume one in The Lipstick Library – a collectible storybook series of lipstick trios. Liptropolis tells the story of Lipstick in The City! I love this! Here it is.

 

Lipstick Queen Liptropolis

Poppy King based this collection on inspiration from the 1927 Fritz Lang film “Metropolis,” and Liptropolis is all about Manhattan. The collection of three lipsticks is presented in a beautiful book-like box with Art Deco designs.

 

These are the lipsticks:

SOHO – the fashionable red

UPPER EAST – the elegant nude

CENTRAL PARK – the refined peach

 

Central Park is my favourite.

Interestingly, Poppy says that she can identify which part of town she’s in by the lipstick colours!  “You know if a subway is going uptown or downtown by the lips” says Poppy. I love that! Looking forward to Volume 2!

  Lipstick Queen Liptropolis costs £40 and is available exclusively at Space NK stores and www.spacenk.co.uk

Is Poppy King your Lipstick Queen?

Ree

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2
May 12

Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk

Last week 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…

Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk

 

Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk
Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk
Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk

 

You can check out the collection online at Very.co.uk. Some of the pieces are actually on sale right now so you could pick up a bargain.

 Have you seen anything you like?

 Ree

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