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Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate truffles are amazing this time of year, actually they're amazing all year. They make a great last minute gift or a decadent treat. 

5 Wasy to Get In The Christmas Spirirt

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 I fully appreciate that not everyone is going to feel instantly in mood for Christmas.

DIY Christmas - Glass Bead Tea Light Holder

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I'm in full Christmas DIY mode at the moment. I had so much fun putting together this tea light holder.

The Breakfast Club

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The Breakfast club is one of my go to spots for brunch. 

My Christmas Wish List

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I do love picking gifts for loved ones  this time of year. However there are a few things I wouldn't mind unwrapping under the tree this year.

5 Products To Take Your Look From Day To Night

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It's official the Christmas party season is in full swing. For me that means trying to get dolled up either at my desk or in the cramped ladies at work. I think the key is multi purpose products that pack a punch.

DIY Christmas Gift - Personalised Sharpie Mug

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I have been eyeing up Personalised Sharpie Mugs on Pinterest for a while now (possibly over a year) with the aim of making it as a Christmas gift for a special someone.

Christmas Gift Guide - £20 & Under

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Christmas shopping is one of my favourite things. That said it can be a little tricky to find inspiration to get that special someone the perfect gift.

5 Tips For Stress Free Christmas Shopping


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For me the best thing about the festive season is not necessarily receiving gifts but being able to give them. That said it can be really stressful trying to find the perfect gift.

Collective Autumn Winter Haul

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I love a bit of shopping and I've become a huge fan of watching Haul video's on Youtube.

Bejewelled Clutch Bag Inspiration

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A bejewelled bag is a great way to spruce up an outfit.

DIY Head Band

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I love the fact that I made this head band out of an old sock.

Shorts In Autumn

 
Shorts in Autumn is usually a big no, no for me. I'm traditional like that. However I'm trying to be more adventurous.

October Favourites

It's that time again, time for my October favourites.

DIY Customised Chain Detail Boot

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Adding chains as a detail to clothing is a great way of turning an ordinary item into something edgy.

The Perfect Pink

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Sephora Lip Gloss In Deep Rose has become my go to neutral shade. I've been on a mission for a while now to find "that perfect pink".

Afternoon Tea With Laura Ashley

I had the pleasure of participating in a quintessential tradition in a quintessential setting. Laura Ashley kindly invited me to afternoon tea at the Laura Ashley Manor Hotel in Elstree. 

October Wish List

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I do love a good wish list. I'm constantly browsing and making note of all the bits that I'd love to pocket.

Autumn Lips Look Book

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What's a lip look book I hear you say? Well it's simply my top pics in the lip colour department for Autumn

Chain Detail Boot Inspiration

I am seriously crushing chain details especially on boots, team them with a mini or boyfriend jeans and you have a brilliantly versatile addition to an outfit.

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DIY inspiration, DIY, chain detail boots pinterest
DIY inspiration, DIY, chain detail boots pinterest
DIY inspiration, DIY, chain detail boots pinterest
Images sourced from Pinterest

Mac Lady Danger

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Lady Danger by Mac is a new addition to my Mac lipstick collection.

Customise Your Phone Case 3 Ways

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Phone cases a great way to accessorise, especially when they are customised to your preference.

Hair Inspirations - Styling Twists

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I've been wearing my hair in twists for a few months and been loving it.

Phone Case Inspirations

I've been loving phone cases recently. There are so many chic and creative ones about these days.

Ruby Woo

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My affection for all things Mac continues today with what I would like to call an ode to Ruby - Ruby Woo that is.

September Favourites

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It's monthly favourite time again. It's been a while since I filed a favourite video,

DIY Ankle Bracelet

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I wore ankle bracelets all summer, even though autumn is drawing in I still can't give them up.

Ankle Bracelet Inspirations

Summer may be a distant memory now, but ankle bracelets are still inspiring me.

Birthday Suit

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These picture were taken in Rome on my Birthday,

From Rome With Love

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If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, then you'll know I recently spent a long weekend in Rome, to celebrate my Birthday.

DIY Nail Varnish Remover Jar

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My DIY nail varnish remover jar, was inspired by the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover.

11 Items You Need Now For Autumn

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Autumn is drawing in and It's getting a little chilly (well it was last week when I wrote this post)

Mucic Monday ~ Disclosure Sam Smith Latch Acoustic

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Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith was (still is - in my opinion) a huge floor filler. As much as I love the original I've recently found the Acoustic remix. Sam Smith is undoubtedly a breakout artist, his vocals are slick and soulful, I could listen to them all day.

I think it's really easy to get lost in the beat and the track and not take in the lyrics of an up tempo number. The good thing about this acoustic version of Latch it that you get the sentiment of the song, it's actually romantic and sweet, I genuinely feel moved by this version, it gave me a new found love for a song that I'd always taken to be a club banger.

Well you've heard my thoughts what are yours, have you heard the acoustic version of Latch before? And how impressive are Sam Smith's vocals?


Image source London Town

Thailand Vlog Part 1

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You may have seen my Thailand Photo Diary post where I shared with you a few snaps from our trip in April. We had the best time in Phuket and wanted to capture as much of our trip as possible so did some vlogging. I have to admit neither of us are pro bloggers but we gave it a go (and actually had fun in the process). The best part was being able to look back at our footage and have all the beautiful memories from our trip come flooding back.

I hope you enjoy the blog, let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more follow me around style vlogs. If you haven't already, head over to my YouTube Channel WhatReneeMade and subscribe.

Lipsy Love Michelle Launch

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I'm so excited to share today's post with you. I was invited to the Michelle Keengan For Lipsy Launch on Tuesday, at the very glitzy ME Hotel.

As I approached ME I was hugely impressed with the shiny light fixtures. A suave gentleman on reception guided me to the lift and told me to go up to the 9th floor, a little high up I thought - but Oh well lets roll with it. When the lift opened, I thought I was in a swanky night club. I was greeted by black floors and shiny black walls. After a little wonder along the corridor I found the entrance to the suite where the Lipsy Love Michelle Launch was taking place.
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fashion, style, mihelle love lipsy, pr launch, michelle keegan, lipsy, press, pr, what renee made
fashion, style, mihelle love lipsy, pr launch, michelle keegan, lipsy, press, pr, what renee made
There was a real buzz as I walked in people were so excited to meet Michelle and to get the low down on the collection. As I was was dutifully doing my bit for health and safety by signing in I looked up and the lady herself Michelle Keegan was standing in front of me chatting away to a journalist. Michelle looked incredible great tan, flowing locks and a cracking jumpsuit from the collection. Once in the suite I took the spiral staircase that lead to a roof terrace and bar with the most stunning panoramic views of London. The city really does look beautiful in the sunshine.
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fashion, style, mihelle love lipsy, pr launch, michelle keegan, lipsy, press, pr, what renee made
fashion, style, mihelle love lipsy, pr launch, michelle keegan, lipsy, press, pr, what renee made
As lovely as the hotel is and the whole reason you're here is to hear about the collection. Michelle Describes it as being sophisticated. I would say it's definitely that. Lots of neutral tones and lace accents peppered the collection. Many of the pieces would be great to wear for a special occasion, however there are lots of versatile items to. My favourite being the black biker jacket, a wardrobe staple by most standards. I also really loved the monochrome double breasted shirt dress, I've always wanted a piece like this! Special nod to the pale pink perforated pencil skirt. It's a brave option but I think would look brilliant with a pair of barley there heels and a cami top. The collection will be available from Lipsy soon so keep your eyes peeled.
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fashion, style, mihelle love lipsy, pr launch, michelle keegan, lipsy, press, pr, what renee made
fashion, style, mihelle love lipsy, pr launch, michelle keegan, lipsy, press, pr, what renee made
It was also Michelle's Birthday, to celebrate she was presented with a lovely cake featuring her modelling an outfit from the collection. We all piped up with a chirpy rendition of Happy Birthday, Michelle looked genuinely surprised and overwhelmed. It really couldn't have been a more perfect Launch; stunning location - check, Fab collection - check, happy designer - check and beautiful London sunshine what more could you want?

Have you seen the new Michelle For Lipsy collection? If so What's your favourite piece?