Brit Awards Nominations: All The Goss

The Brits are coming! The 37th Brit Awards take place in London’s O2 Arena on 22 February and we have just find out what celebs will be in the audience, waiting nervously to see if they’ve won. This is because the nominations were read out by Emma Willis at the weekend in a star-studded show that was like a mini-Brit Awards.

You could see everything live on ITV as Emma Willis read out the names and there were performances by Rag n Bone Man, Craig David, Calum Scott and Christine and the Queens.

Emma looked stunning in a sequin jacket and a black jumpsuit, which was gorgeous to look at but still comfortable enough to run around the stage in so she could do her hosting duties. She’s used to wearing heels and going up and down stairs on the Big Brother set so she kept up the glamour with a lovely pair of classic black court shoes. Stunning!

Emeli Sande presented an award to Rag’n’Bone Man – the Critic’s Choice Awards. She’s a previous winner along with Sam Smith and Adele and the group of them have had incredible success with Bond film soundtracks, No.1 singles and albums and global stardom. Watch out for Rag’n’Bone Man!

What did you think of Emeli’s green coat? Green is a lovely colour for spring and even winter when it’s dark outside to remind us that Spring is coming. You can wear anything underneath and it will still look like you’ve made an effort in a green coat like this.

One of the most energetic live performances was by Christine and The Queens, who is nominated for Best International Female Solo Act going up against Beyonce. What an honour! However, there’s no mistaking that she’s an individual in her own right, keeping her own tomboy-ish sense of style so that her music takes centre stage. She wore the ultimate rock chick outfit of a black t-shirt and black skinny jeans – I admire her attitude!

So let’s get straight to the nominations. This is the list of potential Brit Award 2016 winners:

Best British male solo artist:

  • Craig David
  • David Bowie
  • Kano
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Skepta

Best British female solo artist:

  • Anonhni
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Emeli Sande
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Nao

Best British group:

  • The 1975
  • Bastille
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Little Mix
  • Radiohead

Best international female solo artist:

  • Beyonce
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Rihanna
  • Sia
  • Solange

Best International male solo artist:

  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Weekend

Best British single nominations:

    • Alan Walker – ‘Faded’
    • Calum Scott – ‘Dancing On My Own’
    • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
    • Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – Rockabye
    • Coldplay – ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
    • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
    • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
    • Little Mix – ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
    • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
    • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

 

Best international group:

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Drake & Future
  • Kings of Leon
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Twenty One Pilots

Mastercard British album of the year:

  • The 1975 – i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
  • Davie Bowie – Blackstar
  • Kano – Made In The Manor
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
  • Skepta – Konnichiwa

Best British artist video:

  • Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
  • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
  • Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – ‘Rockabye’
  • Coldplay – ‘Hymn for the Weekend’
  • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
  • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
  • Little Mix feat. Sean Paul – ‘Hair’
  • One Direction – ‘History’
  • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
  • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

Best British breakthrough act:

  • Anne-Marie (above)
  • Blossoms
  • Rag’N’Bone Man
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

Who do you want to win? Make sure you tune into the real thing, which will be live on ITV on 22 February. We’ll be there and have all the gossip afterwards!

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Bella Hadid At Work And Play

Bella Hadid had a very successful 2016 and that looks set to continue this year. She was named Model Of The Year at the Models.com awards and the GQ Men of The Year awards, she walked her first ever Victoria’s Secret catwalk show and dazzled on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival and 2017 shows no sign of slowing down.

She’s single and protective about her love life, recently hitting the headlines for unfollowing her former friend Selena Gomez when Selena went on a date with her ex, The Weeknd. But Bella is having the last laugh over Selena as men are falling over themselves to date her – she can have her pick!

If you look closely at what she wears during the day and at night, her outfits aren’t that complicated. She wears classics well rather than trying anything too ‘out there’, which is good news for us as it makes it easier to copy. Let’s have a closer look:

The cool casual outfit:

If you are rushing around and going from appointment to appointment you want something you can be comfortable in and something that will keep you cool and make you look cool. A white top and blue jeans are a classic combination and the way to update this for 2017 is to get ripped jeans with a high waist and tuck your top in. The V by Very Ella high waist rip skinny jeans are the ideal starting point and would look lovely with the River Island umbrella sleeve top. Then the finishing touch would be some Chelsea Boots – this season’s most popular and wearable ankle boots. The V by Very Felicity leather flat Chelsea boots will help you feel smart, stylish and comfortable if you have a busy day.

The drop dead gorgeous party outfit:

If you’re going out then why go half-heartedly? As we’ve all had a break from partying after the Christmas rush, we want to return in style in January. Bella looked incredible when she went out in a gorgeous, figure-hugging, faux-leather / latex dress, which is similar to the Miss Selfridge PU cami dress. A dress like this will make you feel so confident and proud of your figure as it hugs every curve. Shoes like the Miss KG Ava two part court shoes will help you walk even taller with your head held high.

Are you ready to indulge your inner Bella Hadid? It’s easier than you think to copy her style!

Love Zoex

Best Dressed: Marie Claire Magazine’s Image Awards

Marie Claire magazine hosted it’s second ever awards ceremony to honour the people that help make the stars gorgeous and grateful celebs turned up to present awards to their glam squad!

The magazine realises that a whole team of stylists, hair stylists and make-up artists are behind one red carpet ready celebrity and why shouldn’t those individuals deserve recognition for their work? The stars know that they wouldn’t look their best without their team and so they are happy to give back at the awards ceremony. And as they walked the red carpet at the start of the night, they showed off the work that their ‘image makers’ had done. Many wore black outfits to make their hair and make-up stand out more, with the notable exception of Kylie Jenner who was honouring Balmain creative director Oliver Rousteing. She certainly picked one of Balmain’s most spectacular outfits to shine a spotlight on Rousteing’s design skills.

Let’s have a closer look at what the stars wore to look good without taking attention away from their team of beauty helpers. It’s great inspiration if we want to look sophisticated and pretty without making it seem as if we’ve tried too hard:

Jessica Alba 

Jessica looked chic and stylish with bootcut trousers and a smart black blazer with a black clutch bag. Her hair is smooth and sleek and her make-up is bronzed with a light brown smokey eye. Nothing is attention-grabbing in its own right but the whole look is perfectly put together. She’s thought about every detail of her look and that’s why she looks gorgeous.

Kylie Jenner

The youngest member of the Kardashian / Jenner clan takes big risks when it comes to fashion. Somehow she gets away with this purple maxi dress as she wears it with attitude. Look at her pout and slightly raised eyebrow, challenging us to question her! Notice that she keeps her make-up simple with a nude lip and tousled hair rather than an up-do. This makes the dress get all the attention that it deserves.

Cindy Crawford

She was one of the first original supermodels and Cindy Crawford still has it in a long sleeve black maxi dress. The bodycon shape shows off her lovely hourglass shape and the mesh detail at the sides of the skirt help with the body contouring, giving anyone who wears it a long, sleek silhouette. Barely-there sandals take the look to another level, literally!

Pati Dubroff and Margot Robbie

Pati is one of Hollywood’s most respected make-up artists and Margot is one of Hollywood’s up and coming stars so it was only natural that Margot should present the award. As Margot is so beautiful, it’s hard for her not to upstage Pati but she does it while looking lovely in a black faux-leather dress. What do you think?

Shay Mitchell

The Pretty Little Liars actress showed just how fabulous a black jumpsuit can look. With it’s one shoulder style and cut-out detail, this has more to look at than most dress. She looks strong and fierce in this jumpsuit, she’s going places in Hollywood.

Elizabeth Olsen

The Captain America actress was one of the few stars to wear colour, but she knows what suits her and she wore it well. Elizabeth, like her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, has always had a quirky, unique style and dresses different from everyone else and she looked lovely in the pink dress. She made other stars very jealous!

Who do you think was the best dressed? It shows you don’t have to wear something bold and attention-grabbing to look gorgeous.

Love Zoex

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Brit Awards Nominations: All The Goss

The Brits are coming! The 37th Brit Awards take place in London’s O2 Arena on 22 February and we have just find out what celebs will be in the audience, waiting nervously to see if they’ve won. This is because the nominations were read out by Emma Willis at the weekend in a star-studded show that was like a mini-Brit Awards.

You could see everything live on ITV as Emma Willis read out the names and there were performances by Rag n Bone Man, Craig David, Calum Scott and Christine and the Queens.

Emma looked stunning in a sequin jacket and a black jumpsuit, which was gorgeous to look at but still comfortable enough to run around the stage in so she could do her hosting duties. She’s used to wearing heels and going up and down stairs on the Big Brother set so she kept up the glamour with a lovely pair of classic black court shoes. Stunning!

Emeli Sande presented an award to Rag’n’Bone Man – the Critic’s Choice Awards. She’s a previous winner along with Sam Smith and Adele and the group of them have had incredible success with Bond film soundtracks, No.1 singles and albums and global stardom. Watch out for Rag’n’Bone Man!

What did you think of Emeli’s green coat? Green is a lovely colour for spring and even winter when it’s dark outside to remind us that Spring is coming. You can wear anything underneath and it will still look like you’ve made an effort in a green coat like this.

One of the most energetic live performances was by Christine and The Queens, who is nominated for Best International Female Solo Act going up against Beyonce. What an honour! However, there’s no mistaking that she’s an individual in her own right, keeping her own tomboy-ish sense of style so that her music takes centre stage. She wore the ultimate rock chick outfit of a black t-shirt and black skinny jeans – I admire her attitude!

So let’s get straight to the nominations. This is the list of potential Brit Award 2016 winners:

Best British male solo artist:

  • Craig David
  • David Bowie
  • Kano
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Skepta

Best British female solo artist:

  • Anonhni
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Emeli Sande
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Nao

Best British group:

  • The 1975
  • Bastille
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Little Mix
  • Radiohead

Best international female solo artist:

  • Beyonce
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Rihanna
  • Sia
  • Solange

Best International male solo artist:

  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Weekend

Best British single nominations:

    • Alan Walker – ‘Faded’
    • Calum Scott – ‘Dancing On My Own’
    • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
    • Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – Rockabye
    • Coldplay – ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
    • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
    • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
    • Little Mix – ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
    • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
    • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

 

Best international group:

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Drake & Future
  • Kings of Leon
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Twenty One Pilots

Mastercard British album of the year:

  • The 1975 – i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
  • Davie Bowie – Blackstar
  • Kano – Made In The Manor
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
  • Skepta – Konnichiwa

Best British artist video:

  • Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
  • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
  • Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – ‘Rockabye’
  • Coldplay – ‘Hymn for the Weekend’
  • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
  • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
  • Little Mix feat. Sean Paul – ‘Hair’
  • One Direction – ‘History’
  • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
  • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

Best British breakthrough act:

  • Anne-Marie (above)
  • Blossoms
  • Rag’N’Bone Man
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

Who do you want to win? Make sure you tune into the real thing, which will be live on ITV on 22 February. We’ll be there and have all the gossip afterwards!

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Bella Hadid At Work And Play

Bella Hadid had a very successful 2016 and that looks set to continue this year. She was named Model Of The Year at the Models.com awards and the GQ Men of The Year awards, she walked her first ever Victoria’s Secret catwalk show and dazzled on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival and 2017 shows no sign of slowing down.

She’s single and protective about her love life, recently hitting the headlines for unfollowing her former friend Selena Gomez when Selena went on a date with her ex, The Weeknd. But Bella is having the last laugh over Selena as men are falling over themselves to date her – she can have her pick!

If you look closely at what she wears during the day and at night, her outfits aren’t that complicated. She wears classics well rather than trying anything too ‘out there’, which is good news for us as it makes it easier to copy. Let’s have a closer look:

The cool casual outfit:

If you are rushing around and going from appointment to appointment you want something you can be comfortable in and something that will keep you cool and make you look cool. A white top and blue jeans are a classic combination and the way to update this for 2017 is to get ripped jeans with a high waist and tuck your top in. The V by Very Ella high waist rip skinny jeans are the ideal starting point and would look lovely with the River Island umbrella sleeve top. Then the finishing touch would be some Chelsea Boots – this season’s most popular and wearable ankle boots. The V by Very Felicity leather flat Chelsea boots will help you feel smart, stylish and comfortable if you have a busy day.

The drop dead gorgeous party outfit:

If you’re going out then why go half-heartedly? As we’ve all had a break from partying after the Christmas rush, we want to return in style in January. Bella looked incredible when she went out in a gorgeous, figure-hugging, faux-leather / latex dress, which is similar to the Miss Selfridge PU cami dress. A dress like this will make you feel so confident and proud of your figure as it hugs every curve. Shoes like the Miss KG Ava two part court shoes will help you walk even taller with your head held high.

Are you ready to indulge your inner Bella Hadid? It’s easier than you think to copy her style!

Love Zoex

Best Dressed: Marie Claire Magazine’s Image Awards

Marie Claire magazine hosted it’s second ever awards ceremony to honour the people that help make the stars gorgeous and grateful celebs turned up to present awards to their glam squad!

The magazine realises that a whole team of stylists, hair stylists and make-up artists are behind one red carpet ready celebrity and why shouldn’t those individuals deserve recognition for their work? The stars know that they wouldn’t look their best without their team and so they are happy to give back at the awards ceremony. And as they walked the red carpet at the start of the night, they showed off the work that their ‘image makers’ had done. Many wore black outfits to make their hair and make-up stand out more, with the notable exception of Kylie Jenner who was honouring Balmain creative director Oliver Rousteing. She certainly picked one of Balmain’s most spectacular outfits to shine a spotlight on Rousteing’s design skills.

Let’s have a closer look at what the stars wore to look good without taking attention away from their team of beauty helpers. It’s great inspiration if we want to look sophisticated and pretty without making it seem as if we’ve tried too hard:

Jessica Alba 

Jessica looked chic and stylish with bootcut trousers and a smart black blazer with a black clutch bag. Her hair is smooth and sleek and her make-up is bronzed with a light brown smokey eye. Nothing is attention-grabbing in its own right but the whole look is perfectly put together. She’s thought about every detail of her look and that’s why she looks gorgeous.

Kylie Jenner

The youngest member of the Kardashian / Jenner clan takes big risks when it comes to fashion. Somehow she gets away with this purple maxi dress as she wears it with attitude. Look at her pout and slightly raised eyebrow, challenging us to question her! Notice that she keeps her make-up simple with a nude lip and tousled hair rather than an up-do. This makes the dress get all the attention that it deserves.

Cindy Crawford

She was one of the first original supermodels and Cindy Crawford still has it in a long sleeve black maxi dress. The bodycon shape shows off her lovely hourglass shape and the mesh detail at the sides of the skirt help with the body contouring, giving anyone who wears it a long, sleek silhouette. Barely-there sandals take the look to another level, literally!

Pati Dubroff and Margot Robbie

Pati is one of Hollywood’s most respected make-up artists and Margot is one of Hollywood’s up and coming stars so it was only natural that Margot should present the award. As Margot is so beautiful, it’s hard for her not to upstage Pati but she does it while looking lovely in a black faux-leather dress. What do you think?

Shay Mitchell

The Pretty Little Liars actress showed just how fabulous a black jumpsuit can look. With it’s one shoulder style and cut-out detail, this has more to look at than most dress. She looks strong and fierce in this jumpsuit, she’s going places in Hollywood.

Elizabeth Olsen

The Captain America actress was one of the few stars to wear colour, but she knows what suits her and she wore it well. Elizabeth, like her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, has always had a quirky, unique style and dresses different from everyone else and she looked lovely in the pink dress. She made other stars very jealous!

Who do you think was the best dressed? It shows you don’t have to wear something bold and attention-grabbing to look gorgeous.

Love Zoex

Brit Awards Nominations: All The Goss

The Brits are coming! The 37th Brit Awards take place in London’s O2 Arena on 22 February and we have just find out what celebs will be in the audience, waiting nervously to see if they’ve won. This is because the nominations were read out by Emma Willis at the weekend in a star-studded show that was like a mini-Brit Awards.

You could see everything live on ITV as Emma Willis read out the names and there were performances by Rag n Bone Man, Craig David, Calum Scott and Christine and the Queens.

Emma looked stunning in a sequin jacket and a black jumpsuit, which was gorgeous to look at but still comfortable enough to run around the stage in so she could do her hosting duties. She’s used to wearing heels and going up and down stairs on the Big Brother set so she kept up the glamour with a lovely pair of classic black court shoes. Stunning!

Emeli Sande presented an award to Rag’n’Bone Man – the Critic’s Choice Awards. She’s a previous winner along with Sam Smith and Adele and the group of them have had incredible success with Bond film soundtracks, No.1 singles and albums and global stardom. Watch out for Rag’n’Bone Man!

What did you think of Emeli’s green coat? Green is a lovely colour for spring and even winter when it’s dark outside to remind us that Spring is coming. You can wear anything underneath and it will still look like you’ve made an effort in a green coat like this.

One of the most energetic live performances was by Christine and The Queens, who is nominated for Best International Female Solo Act going up against Beyonce. What an honour! However, there’s no mistaking that she’s an individual in her own right, keeping her own tomboy-ish sense of style so that her music takes centre stage. She wore the ultimate rock chick outfit of a black t-shirt and black skinny jeans – I admire her attitude!

So let’s get straight to the nominations. This is the list of potential Brit Award 2016 winners:

Best British male solo artist:

  • Craig David
  • David Bowie
  • Kano
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Skepta

Best British female solo artist:

  • Anonhni
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Emeli Sande
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Nao

Best British group:

  • The 1975
  • Bastille
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Little Mix
  • Radiohead

Best international female solo artist:

  • Beyonce
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Rihanna
  • Sia
  • Solange

Best International male solo artist:

  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Weekend

Best British single nominations:

    • Alan Walker – ‘Faded’
    • Calum Scott – ‘Dancing On My Own’
    • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
    • Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – Rockabye
    • Coldplay – ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
    • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
    • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
    • Little Mix – ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
    • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
    • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

 

Best international group:

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Drake & Future
  • Kings of Leon
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Twenty One Pilots

Mastercard British album of the year:

  • The 1975 – i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
  • Davie Bowie – Blackstar
  • Kano – Made In The Manor
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
  • Skepta – Konnichiwa

Best British artist video:

  • Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
  • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
  • Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – ‘Rockabye’
  • Coldplay – ‘Hymn for the Weekend’
  • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
  • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
  • Little Mix feat. Sean Paul – ‘Hair’
  • One Direction – ‘History’
  • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
  • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

Best British breakthrough act:

  • Anne-Marie (above)
  • Blossoms
  • Rag’N’Bone Man
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

Who do you want to win? Make sure you tune into the real thing, which will be live on ITV on 22 February. We’ll be there and have all the gossip afterwards!

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Bella Hadid At Work And Play

Bella Hadid had a very successful 2016 and that looks set to continue this year. She was named Model Of The Year at the Models.com awards and the GQ Men of The Year awards, she walked her first ever Victoria’s Secret catwalk show and dazzled on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival and 2017 shows no sign of slowing down.

She’s single and protective about her love life, recently hitting the headlines for unfollowing her former friend Selena Gomez when Selena went on a date with her ex, The Weeknd. But Bella is having the last laugh over Selena as men are falling over themselves to date her – she can have her pick!

If you look closely at what she wears during the day and at night, her outfits aren’t that complicated. She wears classics well rather than trying anything too ‘out there’, which is good news for us as it makes it easier to copy. Let’s have a closer look:

The cool casual outfit:

If you are rushing around and going from appointment to appointment you want something you can be comfortable in and something that will keep you cool and make you look cool. A white top and blue jeans are a classic combination and the way to update this for 2017 is to get ripped jeans with a high waist and tuck your top in. The V by Very Ella high waist rip skinny jeans are the ideal starting point and would look lovely with the River Island umbrella sleeve top. Then the finishing touch would be some Chelsea Boots – this season’s most popular and wearable ankle boots. The V by Very Felicity leather flat Chelsea boots will help you feel smart, stylish and comfortable if you have a busy day.

The drop dead gorgeous party outfit:

If you’re going out then why go half-heartedly? As we’ve all had a break from partying after the Christmas rush, we want to return in style in January. Bella looked incredible when she went out in a gorgeous, figure-hugging, faux-leather / latex dress, which is similar to the Miss Selfridge PU cami dress. A dress like this will make you feel so confident and proud of your figure as it hugs every curve. Shoes like the Miss KG Ava two part court shoes will help you walk even taller with your head held high.

Are you ready to indulge your inner Bella Hadid? It’s easier than you think to copy her style!

Love Zoex

Best Dressed: Marie Claire Magazine’s Image Awards

Marie Claire magazine hosted it’s second ever awards ceremony to honour the people that help make the stars gorgeous and grateful celebs turned up to present awards to their glam squad!

The magazine realises that a whole team of stylists, hair stylists and make-up artists are behind one red carpet ready celebrity and why shouldn’t those individuals deserve recognition for their work? The stars know that they wouldn’t look their best without their team and so they are happy to give back at the awards ceremony. And as they walked the red carpet at the start of the night, they showed off the work that their ‘image makers’ had done. Many wore black outfits to make their hair and make-up stand out more, with the notable exception of Kylie Jenner who was honouring Balmain creative director Oliver Rousteing. She certainly picked one of Balmain’s most spectacular outfits to shine a spotlight on Rousteing’s design skills.

Let’s have a closer look at what the stars wore to look good without taking attention away from their team of beauty helpers. It’s great inspiration if we want to look sophisticated and pretty without making it seem as if we’ve tried too hard:

Jessica Alba 

Jessica looked chic and stylish with bootcut trousers and a smart black blazer with a black clutch bag. Her hair is smooth and sleek and her make-up is bronzed with a light brown smokey eye. Nothing is attention-grabbing in its own right but the whole look is perfectly put together. She’s thought about every detail of her look and that’s why she looks gorgeous.

Kylie Jenner

The youngest member of the Kardashian / Jenner clan takes big risks when it comes to fashion. Somehow she gets away with this purple maxi dress as she wears it with attitude. Look at her pout and slightly raised eyebrow, challenging us to question her! Notice that she keeps her make-up simple with a nude lip and tousled hair rather than an up-do. This makes the dress get all the attention that it deserves.

Cindy Crawford

She was one of the first original supermodels and Cindy Crawford still has it in a long sleeve black maxi dress. The bodycon shape shows off her lovely hourglass shape and the mesh detail at the sides of the skirt help with the body contouring, giving anyone who wears it a long, sleek silhouette. Barely-there sandals take the look to another level, literally!

Pati Dubroff and Margot Robbie

Pati is one of Hollywood’s most respected make-up artists and Margot is one of Hollywood’s up and coming stars so it was only natural that Margot should present the award. As Margot is so beautiful, it’s hard for her not to upstage Pati but she does it while looking lovely in a black faux-leather dress. What do you think?

Shay Mitchell

The Pretty Little Liars actress showed just how fabulous a black jumpsuit can look. With it’s one shoulder style and cut-out detail, this has more to look at than most dress. She looks strong and fierce in this jumpsuit, she’s going places in Hollywood.

Elizabeth Olsen

The Captain America actress was one of the few stars to wear colour, but she knows what suits her and she wore it well. Elizabeth, like her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, has always had a quirky, unique style and dresses different from everyone else and she looked lovely in the pink dress. She made other stars very jealous!

Who do you think was the best dressed? It shows you don’t have to wear something bold and attention-grabbing to look gorgeous.

Love Zoex

Discover our top products from the Beauty Event.

Upgrade your make-up and skincare routine in the Very Beauty Event today. There is everything from cult beauty trends to learn about as well as pretty little savings from our favourite brands like Elizabeth Arden, L’Oreal Paris, Rimmel and Bourjois. To start off your shopping, read below on our top products from the Beauty Event, that we know you will love.

The Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Spf50 Hydrating Shield will be your skin’s new best friend. It’s the last step to your skincare regime, acting as a hydrating, multi active skin defender. Using Elizabeth Ardens DNA enzyme complex and anti- pollution shield technology, this lovely little product strengthens and protects against UV and pollution. It’s sheer and so hydrating, leaving your skin feeling and looking younger for longer.

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Next we are really loving using the Bourjois little round pot blush to add some colour to the cheeks. The gorgeous soft powder blends seamlessly onto the skin leaving you with a subtle pop of colour. It also smells amazing with an irresistible aroma of rose when you stroke the powder on to your face. The best product in our eyes to complete an everyday, natural look.

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To dress up your eyes, what you need is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara. We loved the soft big brush, as it gives so much volume and definition to the lashes – perfect for a night out! It also leaves no clumping leaving your lashes looking on point! Definitely a product that would not be leaving our make-up bag.

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Lastly we are obsessed with the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipsticks especially in the shade Mon Jules – perfect for this time of year. The creamy matte finish of the lipstick really adds that extra something to a make-up look. Start by apply it to your cupids bow and then sweep out to the corners, filling your lips to create a flawless pout. It even comes in 30 different colours which is fab!

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Tempted to do some beauty shopping now? Then head over to the Beauty Event today to not miss out on any of the amazing offers that we have to show you. Shop 3 for 2 on some of your favourite brands as well as some great GWP offers that we know you won’t be able to resist. Enjoy!

 

Head to Twitter to join in on our amazing beauty competition – we’ve got 10 products to giveaway!

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Full T&C’s below:

  1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules.
  2.  This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who retweets a comment fomr @verynetwork Closing date is midnight 04.08.2016. Only one entry per person
  3.  Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering.
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. There are 10 prizes, each consisting of one Murad Eyelift Firming Treatment. The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The draw will be made by random selection from all valid entries before midnight on 05.08.16. Winners will be notified within 7 days. If we do not receive a response within 7 days, the winner will lose their right to the prize and we may select another winner at random from the remaining entries.
  7. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details (name and town) may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. A list of prize winners will be available after 04.09.2016 by sending a stamped addressed envelope to name & address.
  8.  Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328.
  9. The promoter reserves the right to exclude any multiple entries, entries linked to the creation of multiple or false email accounts, entries originating out of inappropriate solicitations. Maximum of one prize per household

Let’s get digital- Part 2

Get switched on, ‘ like’ and ‘ follow’ social media’s latest #BEAUTYSQUAD

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#SKINGOALS Barry M Flawless Brightening Primer, CRL9N, £5.99

Michelle Phan, 29, trailblazed her way into the world of fashion and beauty on YouTube. With a growing global community of over 8.5 million, Michelle’s videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times. She also co-founded Ipsy – the world’s largest online beauty community.

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#COVERUPGOALS Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield, 6DAXV, £55

After developing adult acne, in March 2015, Londoner Em Ford, 26, began to share images of herself both with and without make-up on social media. After a backlash from haters, she posted the negative comments she received online – which got 10 million views in its first week alone!

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#LIPSTICKGOALS L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in Place Vendome, DDRNP, £6.99

A UK vlogger, blogger and author, Tanya, 26, is best known for her fashion and beauty channel on YouTube, where she often replicates sought-after celebrity looks. In 2014, she released her own cosmetics line and now has over 2.7 million followers on Instagram!

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#BEAUTYGOALS Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection, 77PHQ, £60

In 2008, Samantha Chapman, 38, began producing make-up tutorials on YouTube under the name, Pixiwoo. Her sister, Nicola, joined her soon after. Together, they produced ‘how to’ videos and beauty product reviews. The sisters also created make-up brush line Real Techniques.

 

WIN £500 TO SPEND AT VERY!

Got quite an extensive wish list? Well you could be in with a chance of winning £500 to spend at Very too if you can guess the name of the gorgeous mum in our new Christmas TV advert (clue – think flowers!). 

We’ll be choosing our lucky winner in January so don’t worry if Santa doesn’t come up with the goods, you could have some extra spends!

Check out our TV Christmas Ad here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm-nvTYO6ZI

 Terms and Conditions

  1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of these rules. Entry is via answer of the question, shown above, the winner will be selected at random from all valid entries.
  2.  This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over.
  3. Closing date for entry is midday 23rd December 2016. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries on 4th January 2017.
  4.  Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the competition are excluded from entering.
  5.  Only one entry will be allowed per person. The Promoter reserves the right to exclude any entries which it suspects might not be legitimate e.g. multiple entries, entries linked to the creation of multiple or false email accounts or entries originating out of inappropriate solicitations.
  6.  There is one (1) prize consisting of £500 (five hundred pounds Sterling) to be spent online at www.very.co.ukwhich will be credited to a Very shopping account in the winner’s name. A shopping account will be set up for the winner (subject to the winner providing us with any necessary information requested).  This is not a credit account.
  7. The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  8. The winner will be notified by email within 10 working days of the date of the draw. If we do not receive a response from the winner within 7 days from the date of notification, we will choose another winner. The winner will receive their prize within six weeks from the date of notification.
  9. If you have a Shop Direct Group Home Shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win.
  10. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details (name and county) may be disclosed to anyone requesting the name of the winner. The winner may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  11. Details of the winner  may be requested by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Competitions Team, 2nd Floor Skyways House, Liverpool L70 1AB.
  12. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328.

 

Win with Yankee Candle

It’s that time of year again, the nights are getting longer and the days are getting colder, it’s all about those oversized woolly jumpers, cosy nights in, king size cups of hot chocolate, spending time with family and socialising with friends. Winter is here and at Very.co.uk we’re ready to get into the festive spirit.

At Very.co.uk we want to bring some warmth and sparkle to your wintry days and what at a better way to do so than with Yankee Candle this Christmas. Whether you’re having a lazy Sunday by the fire, a festive gathering or chilling out with friends, Yankee Candle has a scent for every occasion. It’s time to bring a sparkle to your home this winter with Yankee Candle.

This Christmas here at Very.co.uk we are introducing The Yankee Candle Holiday Party Collection, perfect just in time for the holiday season. Yet here at Very.co.uk we think it’s time to treat you this winter and are giving you the chance to win this Party Collection just in time for Christmas. The festive fragrances are perfect to fill your home with the seasonal spirit. All you have to do is simply comment below with your own Christmas candle scent – the more creative, the better! Get original and be in with a chance to win this collection, perfect for warming you up this Christmas.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules.
  2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who is invited to participate by Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited and who leaves a comment answering the question.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. Closing date is midnight (29th November 2016).
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable.  Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The draw will be made by random selection from all valid entries before midnight on 29.11.16. Prize: Yankee Candle Holiday Party collection. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependant. If we do not receive a response within 7 days we will choose another winner. If you have a Shop Direct Group home shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win.
  7. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winner may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  8. The competition can be withdrawn at any time and Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited does not accept liability for any cancelled events.
  9. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328
  10. The promoter reserves the right to exclude any entries which it suspects might not be legitimate e.g. multiple entries, entries linked to the creation of multiple or false email accounts, entries originating out of inappropriate solicitations. Maximum of 1 prize per household

Through the keyhole

We take you past the front doors of the UK’s most stylish homes…

Bristiol-based blogger Lottie Storey curates a selection of beautiful interiors, inspiring travel, and fun family adventures at oysterandpearl.co.uk. She recently moved to a house overlooking Bristol’s floating harbour where she is putting a modern twist on retro style.

“When we moved in, the chimney breast was bare brick. It can feel a bit sacrilegious to paint brick, but this wasn’t beautiful old brick, instead it was very orange new brick. We painted it with watered down white emulsion and I really love the effect.”
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“The first weekend we moved into this house, we assembled these four bookcases and I spent far too long arranging the shelves! As a household with a lot of books, it’s important to me to get them in order. The colour really adds to the room, which is fairly minimal otherwise.”
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“We spent a good while looking for a pair of sofas that would work back-to-back. They need to have good style, washable covers and be resilient to kids!”
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Director Floor Lamp, 6VM4Y, £79

“This picture ledge runs along the top of the shelving that houses our telly, stereo and vinyl collection. It’s the perfect place to hide away bits and bobs from the kids’ hands – a little area of grown-up things. Plus, I love the way all the pieces look together. They are a bit old-fashioned but classic in their style. I adore the idea of monochrome pictures in what is mainly a black and white room. The copper candlestick was a gift from my boyfriend.”
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“My boyfriend is a music journalist and owns a lot of vinyl records – this isn’t even all of them! We ended up building this shelving across the full width of one wall to keep it vaguely contained. The telly and other assorted electronics live here too.”
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“I’ve always wanted a Stendig Calendar, and this year is the first time I’ve succumbed. It’s a design classic – and at three by four feet, it makes quite a statement! We use the past months as wrapping paper.”
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“The back garden is a red-brick walled space with gravel. Ivy covers the wall and we ended up pruning back until we found a climbing rose, which was a brilliant surprise. The end gets the early morning sun, so it’s a lovely place to sit first thing.”
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“I collect a lot of kitchenware and some is so nice to look at it seems a shame to hide it away in cupboards. The filled jars look ordered, but there’s no pretending you’re not in the kitchen! I have a lot of cookery books, so I’ve put them in colour order. I think it stops them looking messy.”
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Berghoff Covered Round Baking Dish, 6MPQ3, £29.99

Save up to £40 on the KitSound Range this Christmas!

It’s that time of year again! With Christmas just around the corner it’s only natural that here at Very.co.uk we’re super excited about the Autumn/Winter16 KitSound range.

So to get you in the Christmas spirit, we’re here to let you in on all the latest secrets and amazing deals you can snap up just in time for everybody’s favourite time of year. Not only do KitSound produce premium headphones and speakers at affordable prices but their mission is to bring you closer to your music this winter. So it’s time to light the fire, sit back, and let KitSound make your Christmas extra cosy!

Mulled wine and fluffy socks at the ready, it’s time to tune into KitSound’s latest range and get up to date with our hottest deals. Whether you’re buying for a loved one, a friend or treating yourself, we’re here to let you in on our favourite products that we think you might love too.

Wireless Bluetooth Portable Hive 2 speaker

A must-have for every Christmas festivity, you can be sure to get the party started with the KitSound Hive 2. Offering exceptional clarity and striking character, this portable Bluetooth wireless speaker that you can connect any of your devices to, is definitely on our Christmas list. The Hive 2 allows you to control the music that will fill any room with its warm, rich bass to ensure your favourite Christmas tracks can be heard loud and clear!

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We just love its modern design and the variety of colours the Hive 2 comes in, whether it’s the classic black or the white and gold, the Hive 2 looks just as good as it sounds.

Wireless Bluetooth Ribbons In-Ear Headphones with Mic

We all know that there’s nothing worse than getting our wires crossed. KitSound have listened and have this under control with the Ribbon’s. Not only are these in-ear Bluetooth headphones completely wireless, but the magnetic earbuds and tangle-free flat cable ensure we don’t waste any more time trying to un-tangle our wires. You’re welcome.

If that isn’t enough to sway you, the Ribbon’s come in a range of premium colours such as silver, gold, black and white, designed to match your wardrobe. Not to mention that they provide exceptional sound and offer up to 5 hours of play time, the Ribbons are the perfect handbag accessory for when you are on the go.

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Clash Evo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Mic

Our favourite on-ear Bluetooth wireless headphones of the moment, the Clash Evo’s are perfect for everyday use with up to 10 hours battery life. Whether you’re exercising or relaxing at home, you can be up to 12 metres away from your device and still enjoy the music you love.

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Not only do they sound awesome with their clear and crisp sound quality, but what we really love is the look and feel. Available in rose gold and black, you can stay ahead of the fashion game even with your tech accessories. So simply relax and let the softly-padded ear cups of the Clash Evo do the rest.

Immerse Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones with Noise Cancelling

Sometimes we just want to get lost in the music – to shut out all the noise and have some peace and quiet to listen to our favourite tracks. The Immerse headphones from KitSound allow you to do exactly that. Complete with noise cancellation technology which shuts off any background noise or distractions, these over-ear headphones are our top choice for winding down after a long day at work.

A sleek appearance with an intelligent design, the Immerse headphones can be folded or rotated and come with a carry case so they are perfect to slip into your bag when travelling. And with a play time of up to 12 hours, the soft memory foam padding provides a little bit of luxury for those longer listening sessions.

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New to Very.co.uk: Bowers & Wilkins Launch Win this Winter!

It’s that time of year again and it is competition time at Very.co.uk! With the build up to Christmas we thought we’d treat you, well one of you very lucky customers that is. Here at Very.co.uk we think you deserve the best and what better way than with one of our new brands…

Bowers & Wilkins are a global phenomenon which has recently launched onsite. A premium audio brand with fans all over the world! They have moved through five decades, continuously innovating in audio to give the best performance possible – perfect for you music lovers. Their range includes premium speakers and headphones, wired or wireless – perfect for every occasion! So why not treat yourself this winter and experience the sound you deserve with Bowers & Wilkins.

Or even better, why don’t we treat you…

To mark the occasion and celebrate these 50 years of audio excellence, we are giving you the chance to take part in an exclusive competition. So join us and be in with a chance of winning our favourite product from the range … the Zeppelin Wireless White speaker!

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The perfect product just in time for party season, premium sound anytime, anywhere. The Zeppelin Wireless allows you to connect to your devices via Bluetooth, Airplay or Spotify Connect, with audio better than ever before. Stream via your favourite apps at the touch of a button with this premium device. Don’t just listen to sound. Experience it.

For your chance to win, we want to hear about how music has impacted on your life. Simply comment below with your favourite musical memory – whether this be from a festival with friends, a song that holds a special meaning to you, your earliest memory of music or a musical talent you may have – let us know and be in with a chance to win the Zeppelin Wireless White!

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Good luck!

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules.
  2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who is invited to participate by Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited and who leaves a comment answering the question.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. Closing date is midnight on 12.11.16.
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable.  Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The draw will be made by random selection from all valid entries before midnight on 26.11.16. Prize: Zeppelin Wireless White Speaker. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependent. If we do not receive a response within 7 days we will choose another winner. If you have a Shop Direct Group home shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win.
  7. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winner may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  8. The competition can be withdrawn at any time and Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited does not accept liability for any cancelled events.
  9. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328
  10. The promoter reserves the right to exclude any entries which it suspects might not be legitimate e.g. multiple entries, entries linked to the creation of multiple or false email accounts, entries originating out of inappropriate solicitations. Maximum of 1 prize per household.

Win with HP

If you are off to uni or you are simply looking for a new and improved printer, the HP DeskJet 3720 all-in-one is perfect! Print, scan and copy on the world’s smallest all in one printer. Perfect for printing all photos from your summer holiday, or the boarding pass for your next one!

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We are offering you the chance to WIN 1 box (25 sheets) of the new HP Social Media Snapshots Paper which you can use on any HP wireless printer. Decorate your space with your favourite social media photos straight from your phone or tablet using the HP app. Print, stick and easily remove the 10 x 13cm paper for a perfectly decorated room full of your memories.

All you need to do is tell us about your favourite picture that you would print. Comment below with your answers for your chance to win.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules.
  2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who is invited to participate by Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited and who leaves a comment answering the question.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. Closing date is midnight (15.12.16).
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable.  Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The draw will be made by random selection from all valid entries before midnight on 16.12.16. Prize:1 box (25 sheets) of the new HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependant. If we do not receive a response within 7 days we will choose another winner. If you have a Shop Direct Group home shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win.
  7. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winner may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  8. The competition can be withdrawn at any time and Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited does not accept liability for any cancelled events.
  9. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328
  10. The promoter reserves the right to exclude any entries which it suspects might not be legitimate e.g. multiple entries, entries linked to the creation of multiple or false email accounts, entries originating out of inappropriate solicitations. Maximum of 1 prize per household.
  11. 2 winners will be selected at random.