Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Win Tickets To The Clothes Show Live!!

Oh My Love are offering the chance for you and a friend to win tickets for the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham, all you have to do is go on to their Facebook to enter :) Good luck!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Buying For The Boy

Guys are the hardest people to buy presents for, ever. FACT. I'm always stressing about what to buy them, whether it's a boyfriend, a friend, brother or my Dad! This article suggests a few present ideas to spoil your boy this Christmas:

 (I was going to incorporate it with a few of my own ideas but since I got my new mac I'm having trouble downloading the picture editing software I normally use)

Knowing what gifts will be an instant hit with boyfriends has long been a puzzling mystery. Whilst women will usually be very vocal when it comes to suggesting gift ideas (or at least skilled at dropping heavy hints into everyday conversation), men tend to keep their cards far closer to their chest – much to the despair of girlfriends and wives everywhere, who struggle to work out what to buy their hubbies for Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries.

Of course, there are always the tried and tested options of aftershave, chocolate, socks or soap, but frankly these can feel a little bit boring. The trick is to look for fun alternatives that will appeal to the boy inside who never really grew up. As a general rule, men can be relied upon to enjoy fiddling with gadgets, so why not opt for a technological gift?

Tablet computers have become this year’s must-have gadget, and rumours suggest that Apple will be bringing out an iPad mini in the not-so-distant future - a lighter and cheaper version of the latest iPad. If the hype is to be believed, this will be a hugely popular piece of kit, likely to make handheld tablet devices more affordable to the mass market.

After making a big splash in the US, Amazon’s Kindle Fire 2 is also soon to be launched in the UK and will go into direct competition with the Google Nexus 7. With so many tablets newly launching in the UK this year, it looks as though you might be spoilt for choice – and this is one gift that your significant other is sure to love, whether they’ll use their tablet for playing games, reading the latest bestsellers or even simply browsing the web.

If you’re planning on hitting the shops in search of the perfect gift for your boyfriend, make your money go further with rewards cards from American Express UK. With an American Express rewards card, you can earn membership reward points on virtually every purchase you make, which can be redeemed in exchange for a fantastic range of exclusive rewards, including experience days and flights.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Spook Boutique

This halloween I went to a haunted lodge party hosted by Shapes and Native Tongue, where the location was kept at a secret until the night and we had to do a haunted ghost walk through a graveyard to get there. There was a strict fancy dress code so we decided to go as creepy dolls. We followed this great make up tutorial to get the doll type face and after a practice it ended up pretty easy to do. Although trying to cover up eyebrows is a nightmare, we used so much pritt stick and our heads felt tight and crispy for the whole night! In terms of the outfit we just picked up some socks and leotards from Primark and the tutu's came from this eBay seller, we added some ribbon and it turned out to be a fairly cheap halloween outfit. What did you do for halloween this year? 

Don't forget to enter my REDROCK competition here.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Glamorous Wishlist

1. True Decadence Shirt - £30 // 2. Striped Bodysuit - £11.39 // 3. Sequin Knit - £29.99 // 4. Pewter Disco Pants - £29.99 // 5. Studded Creepers - £26.99 // 7. Alexander Sequin Dress - £47.99

TOTAL: £176.35

Glamorous are offering bloggers the chance to win £200 to spend online, all you have to do is create a wishlist of items from their site with a budget of £200 (so if you haven't already, get involved - you have until Monday). I've noticed that Glamorous is now being sold in so many shops and it's great to be able to try on things. So, I officially need everything on this wishlist! At the moment I'm loving sparkles; I'm instantly drawn to anything with sequins, beads or glitter. As you can see my wishlist reflects this completely, I never usually like anything 'girly' but I feel I'm a changed person since this glitter craze, I genuinely got excited the other day when I saw a sequin blazer in Primark! I'm becoming ridiculous aha.

Don't forget to enter my REDROCK giveaway here.

...On the theme of buying, check out these Black Friday infographics :)