Bright Colours At British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the most creative and innovative filmmakers in the UK. These are the people that are making movies on a budget and convincing well-known actors and actresses to star in it because of the quality of the scripts and characters.

The stars that say yes to the film are motivated by creativity and the process of making something beautiful just as much as they are by money – otherwise they would have been tempted by Hollywood. And this creativity applies to their fashion sense as well, because no two stars look similar at these awards. Everyone tends to go all out for colour and there’s usually a unique embellishment or shape to their dress.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the most beautiful dresses, as it’s great inspiration for ways to stand out this Christmas party season:

Anna Friel

Anna’s dress was totally unique with its silk skirt and silver top half. The halterneck style is very flattering as it boosts her bust and looks even better with the skirt that flatters her waist at its slimmest party. But the main reason this dress stands out is because of its colour block style, as so many dresses are just one colour.

Naomie Harris

Naomie, known around the world for her role in the new James Bond movies, won the Variety Award. This award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on Britain, which she’s definitely done thanks to Bond. She stood out by not only wearing a midi dress but by wearing a vibrant multicolour midi dress. The colour is gorgeous, particularly on a dark winter’s night – what do you think?

Gemma Arterton

Gemma, also a former Bond girl, kept things classic with a long black one shoulder maxi dress. She’s had a gorgeous cropped hairstyle recently and keeping the dress simple means more people notice the unique hairstyle. A one shoulder dress is a great way to flash a subtle hint of skin on a night out.

Laura Haddock

The InBetweeners actress turned movie star looked elegant in a black maxi dress with a mesh neckline. It’s all about the little details and the neckline makes this stand out from a regular maxi dress. By tying her hair back, she adds to the simple, sophisticated effect as it seems more dramatic.

Laura Carmichael

Laura’s scallop-effect blue maxi dress is totally unique thanks to the crochet material. By wearing something like this you can tell the ex-Downton Abbey actress is trying to get noticed for her next role. She’s showing she can be glam and quirky at the same time, covering all bases. It’s a very pretty dress and she looks girly and feminine in it – this is a dress that will mean you’ll have someone to hold under the misteltoe.

Eleanor Tomlinson

The Poldark actress wowed in a green maxi dress that contrasted beautifully with her red hair. At recent celebrity parties, there’s often been a star in a green dress and they’ve stood out each time.

Who do you think stood out the most?

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The perfect luxe presents

Still searching for the perfect present for that special someone or simply treating yourself? The iconic UGG styles are sure to be a favourite for this season and beyond. We have selected our favourite must- have boots from UGG, showcasing you the best of the fashion and classic styles in the range this Winter.

The Fashion Styles

Edgy, irresistible and unique with extra luxe details, the fashion styles are perfect for those who love to stay one step ahead when it comes to individual style like Rosie Huntington Whitely. The studded Cyd Slim is what you need for creating a rock chic look this season, in sultry black with a wedge heel.  The Tania is bold and beautiful with its coloured stripe design, whilst the Adria is more refined and subtle. Whichever style you choose, all are sure to add a unique twist to any outfit whilst still embodying the signature cosy UGG sheepskin feel from within.

The Tania                                                   The Adria                                        The Cyd Slim

The Classic Styles

The iconic Classics are now water and stain resistant. Nearly 40 years since UGG was first crafted, their classic silhouette remains a wardrobe staple to go with any outfit. Stay true to the originals with the mini and short boots or for a contemporary twist, try the Michelle with its leather look finish and the Florence with decorative zips.

                  

Classic Mini II                                                 Classic Short II

        

The Michelle                                                    The Florence

Introducing Luxury Every Day

Whether it’s finding the perfect gift for someone special or treating yourself this Christmas, these heritage inspired, leather Radley bags are the timeless classics to invest in.

Radley brilliantly understands that a bag isn’t just a bag, it’s something to carry your world in whilst needing to embody both style and functionality. We have selected our favourites from the Classics edit this season that add a sophisticated edge to any outfit.

The Hardwick is meticulously crafted. A polished leather workbag with practical design details and multiple spacious zip pockets to keep those essentials safe.

Looking for a classic with a contemporary twist? Then the De Beauvoir is the bag you need. An immaculate leather tote with a timeless appeal, elegant curved corners and a colourful Radley charm that adds a unique touch.

The Hardwick Tote                                                         The De Beauvoir Tote

So, whatever style you are looking for, the perfect present and your next favourite bag is waiting for you in the Radley collection to bring you luxury every day.

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Celebrity Style Steal: How To Wear Red Like The Stars

Christmas is the ideal time to wear red. It’s bright, it’s bold and it turns heads!

If you’re a bit nervous about trying red then just have a look at others wearing red and it will give you more confidence. You’ll see that there are a lot of ways to do it, from a maxi dress to a midi dress,  with textures like lace or satin and the option of sleeveless, long sleeve and halterneck dresses.

The celebrities have been wearing a lot of red recently, wowing as they did so. And the dresses they wore were very similar or identical to ones at Very, which is good news if you want to channel your inner celebrity and look a million dollars on your next big night out. Let’s take a closer look:

Lucy Mecklenburgh

The model and TV star looked chic and feminine in a red lace dress at the Pride of Britain Sports Awards. The cut of the dress is really flattering as it gives a hint of leg without flashing too much flesh, while the lacy material stands out and makes her look rise above what the rest of the crowd were wearing. The best news – you can get the exact dress at Very with the V by Very high neck origami pleat dress.

Faye Brooks

Faye was nominated for soap’s sexiest female and you can see why as she looked divine in this red bodycon dress at the Inside Soap awards. The Coronation Street star has had some dramatic storylines this year but when the cameras stop rolling she looks gorgeous and girly. You can copy hers style with the V by Very cutout midi pencil dress.

Kate Beckinsale

The British actress has conquered Hollywood and always looks flawless. Kate’s secret is to keep things simple. Less is more when it comes to dressing up for her. With a dress that accentuates her figure, she doesn’t need any accessories. The V by Very high neck ruched jersey dress is very similar to Kate’s rich red dress.

Laura Whitmore

After wowing everyone on Strictly Come Dancing, Laura is wearing more ballgowns these days and looking beautiful as a result. A maxi dress is always flattering as it gives you a streamline silhouette and you can show that off with the red colour. The TFNC Janice pleated maxi dress has a similar halterneck style to Laura’s show-stopping dress.

Which way of wearing red do you like the most? One thing’s for sure, it will lift your spirits and your confidence!

Love Zoex

British Fashion Awards 2016

The British Fashion Awards are London’s equivalent of the Met Ball in New York. Organised by the British Fashion Council and held at the Royal Albert Hall, they’re attended by the world’s top models as well as internationally famous singers like Lady Gaga and sports stars like David Beckham. It’s one of the most A’list events of the year!

The night is a celebration of British fashion and the dresses worn are showstopping works of art in their own right. They’re big, they’re bold and they’re beautiful and then the celebrities wear them and make them look even more magical. From black dresses to silver dresses, from strapless dresses to long sleeve dresses, there were a lot of party dress ideas that we can adapt for our own Christmas parties.

Let’s have a closer look:

Gigi Hadid

 

Gigi flew in from New York for the event and looked bright and beautiful in a silver dress that had trousers underneath. Well, that’s one way to keep warm on a red carpet. Gigi’s not afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion and she pulls it off because she wears it with attitude. Repeat a few positive mantras to yourself in the mirror and you can wear anything!

Lady Gaga

 

Lady Gaga presented the award for best men’s fashion designer to Craig Green, but making an entrance like that down the red carpet she deserves to win one herself for ‘most diva entrance’. She looked chic and eye-catching in a black maxi dress with a cape detail, that she could wrap round herself to stay warm on the red carpet. The dress is simple but when worn with slicked back hair and bold make-up, Gaga really stands out.

Karlie Kloss

 

Karlie also showed that you don’t have to have a complicated dress to wow at a party. Her black dress is different as it’s sleeveless style shows off a hint of side boob. She looks sporty and healthy and dresses to show that off.

Kate Moss

 

The original supermodel looked luxurious in a black faux fur coat and a velvet maxi dress with a lot of jewellery. If you want to look expensive then wear a plain dress and a bracelet and ear-rings and let your jewels do the talking!

Nicole Scherzinger

 

Nicole really had the X Factor in a jumpsuit designed by Julien Macdonald. It’s barely-there but she held her head high, flashed a big smile and feels confident in it. Sometimes wearing a jumpsuit can give you a bit of attitude as you’re not conforming and that’s a powerful feeling. What do you think of her jumpsuit?

Jourdan Dunn

 

Jourdan also stood out from the crowd by wearing white trousers and a crop top, showing off her incredibly toned abs. If you’ve got it then flaunt it! Also, trousers are increasingly more common on a night out, especially if they have a flattering  flared shape like Jourdan’s have. She was litterally dazzling on that red carpet!

Naomi Campbell

 

Naomi Campbell has walked enough red carpets and catwalks to know that simple, classic dresses really turn heads. The long sleeve black maxi dress is made from a lovely lace material, and although other people have worn similar dresses to other events, Naomi wears her one well. If someone else wore a lace dress to that event, they would have to change as Naomi owns it thanks to her sleek hair and shining diamond necklace. Wow!

Daisy Lowe

 

Daisy has her own style and she doesn’t compromise and it paid off at the fashion awards as she looked unique and beautiful in a pink jumpsuit. Not everyone could pull this off, but Daisy doesn’t seem to care what people think and that’s why she always looks good. It’s all about that inner confdence and ‘can-do’ attitude – she’s always willing to try new things and she sets trends rather than following them.

Pixie Lott

 

Pixie also channeled her inner goddess like Gigi Hadid and opted for a silver dress. She has fun when it comes to fashion and doesn’t take life too seriously and you could tell she was enjoying herself with her handsome model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire by her side for most of the night. They’re one good-looking couple and Pixie made sure everyone noticed them pass in that stunnig silver dress.

Whose dress did you like the most?

Love Zoex

 

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!

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.

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.

       

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.

Celebrity Style Steal: How To Wear Red Like The Stars

Christmas is the ideal time to wear red. It’s bright, it’s bold and it turns heads!

If you’re a bit nervous about trying red then just have a look at others wearing red and it will give you more confidence. You’ll see that there are a lot of ways to do it, from a maxi dress to a midi dress,  with textures like lace or satin and the option of sleeveless, long sleeve and halterneck dresses.

The celebrities have been wearing a lot of red recently, wowing as they did so. And the dresses they wore were very similar or identical to ones at Very, which is good news if you want to channel your inner celebrity and look a million dollars on your next big night out. Let’s take a closer look:

Lucy Mecklenburgh

lucy-dress-red

The model and TV star looked chic and feminine in a red lace dress at the Pride of Britain Sports Awards. The cut of the dress is really flattering as it gives a hint of leg without flashing too much flesh, while the lacy material stands out and makes her look rise above what the rest of the crowd were wearing. The best news – you can get the exact dress at Very with the V by Very high neck origami pleat dress.

Faye Brooks

faye-red-dress

Faye was nominated for soap’s sexiest female and you can see why as she looked divine in this red bodycon dress at the Inside Soap awards. The Coronation Street star has had some dramatic storylines this year but when the cameras stop rolling she looks gorgeous and girly. You can copy hers style with the V by Very cutout midi pencil dress.

Kate Beckinsale

kate-dress-red

The British actress has conquered Hollywood and always looks flawless. Kate’s secret is to keep things simple. Less is more when it comes to dressing up for her. With a dress that accentuates her figure, she doesn’t need any accessories. The V by Very high neck ruched jersey dress is very similar to Kate’s rich red dress.

Laura Whitmore

laura-dress-red

After wowing everyone on Strictly Come Dancing, Laura is wearing more ballgowns these days and looking beautiful as a result. A maxi dress is always flattering as it gives you a streamline silhouette and you can show that off with the red colour. The TFNC Janice pleated maxi dress has a similar halterneck style to Laura’s show-stopping dress.

Which way of wearing red do you like the most? One thing’s for sure, it will lift your spirits and your confidence!

Love Zoex

British Fashion Awards 2016

The British Fashion Awards are London’s equivalent of the Met Ball in New York. Organised by the British Fashion Council and held at the Royal Albert Hall, they’re attended by the world’s top models as well as internationally famous singers like Lady Gaga and sports stars like David Beckham. It’s one of the most A’list events of the year!

The night is a celebration of British fashion and the dresses worn are showstopping works of art in their own right. They’re big, they’re bold and they’re beautiful and then the celebrities wear them and make them look even more magical. From black dresses to silver dresses, from strapless dresses to long sleeve dresses, there were a lot of party dress ideas that we can adapt for our own Christmas parties.

Let’s have a closer look:

Gigi Hadid

 

Gigi flew in from New York for the event and looked bright and beautiful in a silver dress that had trousers underneath. Well, that’s one way to keep warm on a red carpet. Gigi’s not afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion and she pulls it off because she wears it with attitude. Repeat a few positive mantras to yourself in the mirror and you can wear anything!

Lady Gaga

 

Lady Gaga presented the award for best men’s fashion designer to Craig Green, but making an entrance like that down the red carpet she deserves to win one herself for ‘most diva entrance’. She looked chic and eye-catching in a black maxi dress with a cape detail, that she could wrap round herself to stay warm on the red carpet. The dress is simple but when worn with slicked back hair and bold make-up, Gaga really stands out.

Karlie Kloss

 

Karlie also showed that you don’t have to have a complicated dress to wow at a party. Her black dress is different as it’s sleeveless style shows off a hint of side boob. She looks sporty and healthy and dresses to show that off.

Kate Moss

 

The original supermodel looked luxurious in a black faux fur coat and a velvet maxi dress with a lot of jewellery. If you want to look expensive then wear a plain dress and a bracelet and ear-rings and let your jewels do the talking!

Nicole Scherzinger

 

Nicole really had the X Factor in a jumpsuit designed by Julien Macdonald. It’s barely-there but she held her head high, flashed a big smile and feels confident in it. Sometimes wearing a jumpsuit can give you a bit of attitude as you’re not conforming and that’s a powerful feeling. What do you think of her jumpsuit?

Jourdan Dunn

 

Jourdan also stood out from the crowd by wearing white trousers and a crop top, showing off her incredibly toned abs. If you’ve got it then flaunt it! Also, trousers are increasingly more common on a night out, especially if they have a flattering  flared shape like Jourdan’s have. She was litterally dazzling on that red carpet!

Naomi Campbell

 

Naomi Campbell has walked enough red carpets and catwalks to know that simple, classic dresses really turn heads. The long sleeve black maxi dress is made from a lovely lace material, and although other people have worn similar dresses to other events, Naomi wears her one well. If someone else wore a lace dress to that event, they would have to change as Naomi owns it thanks to her sleek hair and shining diamond necklace. Wow!

Daisy Lowe

 

Daisy has her own style and she doesn’t compromise and it paid off at the fashion awards as she looked unique and beautiful in a pink jumpsuit. Not everyone could pull this off, but Daisy doesn’t seem to care what people think and that’s why she always looks good. It’s all about that inner confdence and ‘can-do’ attitude – she’s always willing to try new things and she sets trends rather than following them.

Pixie Lott

 

Pixie also channeled her inner goddess like Gigi Hadid and opted for a silver dress. She has fun when it comes to fashion and doesn’t take life too seriously and you could tell she was enjoying herself with her handsome model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire by her side for most of the night. They’re one good-looking couple and Pixie made sure everyone noticed them pass in that stunnig silver dress.

Whose dress did you like the most?

Love Zoex

 

Bright Colours At British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the most creative and innovative filmmakers in the UK. These are the people that are making movies on a budget and convincing well-known actors and actresses to star in it because of the quality of the scripts and characters.

The stars that say yes to the film are motivated by creativity and the process of making something beautiful just as much as they are by money – otherwise they would have been tempted by Hollywood. And this creativity applies to their fashion sense as well, because no two stars look similar at these awards. Everyone tends to go all out for colour and there’s usually a unique embellishment or shape to their dress.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the most beautiful dresses, as it’s great inspiration for ways to stand out this Christmas party season:

Anna Friel

Anna’s dress was totally unique with its silk skirt and silver top half. The halterneck style is very flattering as it boosts her bust and looks even better with the skirt that flatters her waist at its slimmest party. But the main reason this dress stands out is because of its colour block style, as so many dresses are just one colour.

Naomie Harris

Naomie, known around the world for her role in the new James Bond movies, won the Variety Award. This award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on Britain, which she’s definitely done thanks to Bond. She stood out by not only wearing a midi dress but by wearing a vibrant multicolour midi dress. The colour is gorgeous, particularly on a dark winter’s night – what do you think?

Gemma Arterton

Gemma, also a former Bond girl, kept things classic with a long black one shoulder maxi dress. She’s had a gorgeous cropped hairstyle recently and keeping the dress simple means more people notice the unique hairstyle. A one shoulder dress is a great way to flash a subtle hint of skin on a night out.

Laura Haddock

The InBetweeners actress turned movie star looked elegant in a black maxi dress with a mesh neckline. It’s all about the little details and the neckline makes this stand out from a regular maxi dress. By tying her hair back, she adds to the simple, sophisticated effect as it seems more dramatic.

Laura Carmichael

Laura’s scallop-effect blue maxi dress is totally unique thanks to the crochet material. By wearing something like this you can tell the ex-Downton Abbey actress is trying to get noticed for her next role. She’s showing she can be glam and quirky at the same time, covering all bases. It’s a very pretty dress and she looks girly and feminine in it – this is a dress that will mean you’ll have someone to hold under the misteltoe.

Eleanor Tomlinson

The Poldark actress wowed in a green maxi dress that contrasted beautifully with her red hair. At recent celebrity parties, there’s often been a star in a green dress and they’ve stood out each time.

Who do you think stood out the most?

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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  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.
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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

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  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.