Brit Awards 2017: Award And Fashion Winners

The Brits took over London’s O2 Arena and all the best stars from music and TV came out to celebrate. Whether they were nominated, presenting, performing or just watching the show, everyone put on their most glamorous party dress to indulge in the most lavish night of the year in British music. With performances from Katy Perry, Emeli Sande and Little Mix and guest hosts including Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora and Simon Cowell, the line-up of celebs was A’list all the way.

The action was broadcast live on ITV (and is available now to view online on ITV Player) so you may already know who won what? We’ve listed the winners at the end of this blog post just in case. First, we want to get straight to the fashion to get ideas for what to wear for long nights out. These stars started with dinner and then had a show and after-party so their outfits had to withstand a lot. There were 10 celebs that looked especially hot.

(1) Emma Willis

Emma was the hostess with the most-est as she kept the show running smoothly and calmly, using her years of experience in live TV. Her black maxi dress was sophisticated and classy – just like her performance.

(2) Ellie Goulding

Ellie rarely wears a maxi dress but she should try them more often as she looks stunning in her black dress with gold embellishment. This is a maxi dress that you can party in thanks to it’s high split and low neckline. Also, Ellie’s hair is loose and natural, which gives the dress more of a cool look, rather than too formal.

(3) Rita Ora

Rita’s dressed for red carpets a lot recently thanks to her 50 Shades Darker role and she always delights and surprises. Rita always does things differently from the crowd, making an extra effort to look different which she certainly did in a green maxi dress. But one thing she never takes a chance on is the shape of the dress. Although colours and embellishments vary, always remember that Rita is wearing something that allows her to show off her gorgeous curves.

(4) Katy Perry

Katy had multiple outfit changes during the show, as usual, but the floral maxi dress that she wore to Universal Music’s after-party really hit the spot. It’s cute and girly and it makes her look super pretty. No wonder she’s smiling so much in this pic!

(5) Holly Willoughby

Sequins are a girls’ best friend and Holly looked radiant in her sequin mini dress on the red carpet. With simple silver sandals and a dazzling smile, Holly was literally glowing. After attending an after-party, she had an early morning start for This Morning – where does she get her energy from?

(6) Mollie King

The ex-Saturdays singer looked incredible, also in a silver dress. It’s the ideal party dress – slinky, easy to move in but super striking and enables Mollie to show off her endless legs. If you know what your best asset is, you just have to dress to show it off.

(7) Pixie Lott

Rocking a black mini dress with fringe detail, Pixie channelled a hint of 80’s-style Madonna with the bustier detail of her dress. It’s a bold rock chick look but Pixie owns it by making her make-up bold and slicking back her hair. If you’re going to take a stand with your outfit then embrace it all the way and you’ll feel a lot more confident.

(8) Anne Marie

The artist may have lost to Rag N Bone Man in the Breakthrough Act category but she definitely wins in the glamour stakes. She looked gorgeous in a satin nude dress and a green fur stole. The contrast of colours looks gorgeous and gives it a classic, vintage effect, even though it’s totally on trend. What do you think?

Michelle Keegan

Michelle looked absolutely stunning in a striking blue jumpsuit. She hasn’t been to many award ceremonies due to being busy filming, but now she’s out she wants everyone to notice her. Welcome back, Michelle!

Abbey Clancy

Abbey knows what her best assets are – her long legs – and she certainly showed those off in a monochrome midi dress. She upstages everyone who’s next to year and has done for years. She always gets it right when it comes to fashion, opting for classic shapes and lots of black and white. When it doubt, wear one of those two colours…or both!

And the winners are:

British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande

British Group – The 1975

British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie

British Breakthrough Act – Rag’n’Bone Man

British Single – Little Mix, “Shout Out to My Ex”

Global Success – Adele

Critics’ Choice – Rag’n’Bone Man

International Male Solo Artist – Drake

International Female Solo Artist – Beyonce

International Group – A Tribe Called Quest

British Video – One Direction, “History”

British Album of the Year – David Bowie, “Black Star”

Brits Icon – Robbie Williams

Do you think the right people won? What was your highlight?

Love Zoex

London Fashion Week AW17: What The Celebs Wore

London Fashion Week tops all other fashion weeks. Not only do we get more world-famous designers picking London as the place to show their collections, but more shows mean more celebs in the front row. The FROW in London is a chance for the stars to catch up with their celeb pals, talk fashion and then party as most shows have a spectacular after-show party, with lavish food and drink and dancing til dawn or later!

It’s the best time to be in the capital and stars from all around the world jet in to see what’s on the catwalk and to be seen on the front row. As they know the eyes of the world will be on them, they make a real effort with their outfits. They need to create a look that will see them from the show to the after-party so it needs to be eye-catching but easy to wear. These celebs did it better than the rest:

Katy Perry

Katy, who’s in town for the Brit Awards, took time out for a fashion show. We know she loves clothes as she memorably changed her outfit 13 times when she hosted the MTV Awards, but there was no need for any changes to this lovely boho look. A pleated skirt is lovely and feminine and the contrasting metallics in the skirt and the top adds a playful edge. Her skirt is almost identical to the Glamorous pleated midi skirt. Check out her gorgeous grey ankle boots too!

Kylie Jenner

Kylie and her boyfriend Tyga flew in for a couple of days to see what the London fashion scene had to offer and to support her sister Kendall, who was walking in the Versace show. Kylie looked every inch the rock chick in a white dress, embellished with jewels and over the knee boots. She has so much attitude that she doesn’t even need to smile for the cameras – that’s confidence!

Kendall Jenner

Kylie’s sister attended a LOVE magazine party at Annabel’s nightclub in a cute white outfit that made her look sweet and girly. The white cape is perfect for this time of year and it looks so soft that she doesn’t want to take it off. Also, the contrasting fabrics of wool and cotton make the look strokably soft. Kenall looked stunning.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie kept things cool in a simple black outfit that could easily take her from day to night. It’s simple but the black mini skirt gives it a rock star edge and the black ankle boots are very cute. If you want to look cool without it looking like you’ve tried too hard, this is an ideal outfit.

Bella Hadid

Wow! Bella knows how to make an entrance. She hasn’t done many LFW’s so she’s clearly excited and wants to show off as much as she can. She certainly did that in a black faux leather dress with black knee high boots and the finishing touch is the slicked back hair. This takes vamp to another level – it’s fabulous!

Dua Lipa

It’s the first time the singer has done LFW and she definitely made a statement in a black leather skirt and red boots. All the pieces in this look are pretty so when combined, it may look like it’s just been thrown on but it wouldn’t work if any of the items were less than perfect on their own. What do you think?

Kate Bosworth

The American actress rocked the preppy look in a shirt dress and flat ankle boots. She looked pretty but didn’t have to show any flesh to do so and this gives her look a sophisticated appeal. This is a great outfit for a work party or somewhere that you need to impress.

Whose outfit do you like the most?

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Blake Lively’s FROW outfits

Blake Lively is currently in New York for the city’s Fashion Week and she’s making the streets of Manhattan her personal catwalk. On the Front Row at all the hottest shows, Blake’s been dressing so well she looks just as good as some of the models.

Unlike the fashion on the runway, Blake’s outfits are available to copy immediately. We can use her as inspiration for updating our smart work outfits as well as cool, causal day wear that will make all our friends wild with jealousy about how effortlessly fabulous we seem. Blake’s nailed the look so we don’t need to experiment and risk getting it wrong. What’s even better is that Blake’s a busy working actress as well as a mother and she wears outfits like this, which mean the clothes are wearable for busy lifestyles as well as being super stylish.

Let’s have a closer look at some of her best NYFW moments:

(1) The Smart Midi Dress

Blake sat next to legendary fashion editor Anna Wintour at the Michael Kors show so there was a lot of pressure on her to up her fashion game. When in doubt of what to wear it’s best to look smarter than usual as smart usually ensures you look more polished. Blake gets it just right in a red floral dress, which is similar to the V by Very crepe pleat detail floral dress. As the dress has so much detail, you don’t need any accessories except for some killer heels. The V by Very Tiger Lilly cut out court shoes are a gorgeous shade of red, just like Blake’s.

(2) The Cool Monochrome Layered Look

Black and white is always a striking look and Blake uses it to her advantage to layer up to create a warm but chic outfit to run around in. The way to start with this look is a black and white midi skirt like the V by Very mono print pleat skirt. Then add a simple black jumper like the V by Very seam tunic. Notice Blake’s monochrome outer layer has fur on the collar? It’s just like the V by Very faux fur collar boucle cape. Now all you need is some gorgeous court shoes like the V by Very Melanie pointed court shoes and some round sunglasses that the celebs love – try the River Island sunglasses.

What do you think of Blake’s style?

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London Fashion Week AW17: What The Celebs Wore

London Fashion Week tops all other fashion weeks. Not only do we get more world-famous designers picking London as the place to show their collections, but more shows mean more celebs in the front row. The FROW in London is a chance for the stars to catch up with their celeb pals, talk fashion and then party as most shows have a spectacular after-show party, with lavish food and drink and dancing til dawn or later!

It’s the best time to be in the capital and stars from all around the world jet in to see what’s on the catwalk and to be seen on the front row. As they know the eyes of the world will be on them, they make a real effort with their outfits. They need to create a look that will see them from the show to the after-party so it needs to be eye-catching but easy to wear. These celebs did it better than the rest:

Katy Perry

Katy, who’s in town for the Brit Awards, took time out for a fashion show. We know she loves clothes as she memorably changed her outfit 13 times when she hosted the MTV Awards, but there was no need for any changes to this lovely boho look. A pleated skirt is lovely and feminine and the contrasting metallics in the skirt and the top adds a playful edge. Her skirt is almost identical to the Glamorous pleated midi skirt. Check out her gorgeous grey ankle boots too!

Kylie Jenner

Kylie and her boyfriend Tyga flew in for a couple of days to see what the London fashion scene had to offer and to support her sister Kendall, who was walking in the Versace show. Kylie looked every inch the rock chick in a white dress, embellished with jewels and over the knee boots. She has so much attitude that she doesn’t even need to smile for the cameras – that’s confidence!

Kendall Jenner

Kylie’s sister attended a LOVE magazine party at Annabel’s nightclub in a cute white outfit that made her look sweet and girly. The white cape is perfect for this time of year and it looks so soft that she doesn’t want to take it off. Also, the contrasting fabrics of wool and cotton make the look strokably soft. Kenall looked stunning.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie kept things cool in a simple black outfit that could easily take her from day to night. It’s simple but the black mini skirt gives it a rock star edge and the black ankle boots are very cute. If you want to look cool without it looking like you’ve tried too hard, this is an ideal outfit.

Bella Hadid

Wow! Bella knows how to make an entrance. She hasn’t done many LFW’s so she’s clearly excited and wants to show off as much as she can. She certainly did that in a black faux leather dress with black knee high boots and the finishing touch is the slicked back hair. This takes vamp to another level – it’s fabulous!

Dua Lipa

It’s the first time the singer has done LFW and she definitely made a statement in a black leather skirt and red boots. All the pieces in this look are pretty so when combined, it may look like it’s just been thrown on but it wouldn’t work if any of the items were less than perfect on their own. What do you think?

Kate Bosworth

The American actress rocked the preppy look in a shirt dress and flat ankle boots. She looked pretty but didn’t have to show any flesh to do so and this gives her look a sophisticated appeal. This is a great outfit for a work party or somewhere that you need to impress.

Whose outfit do you like the most?

Love Zoex

Brit Awards 2017: Award And Fashion Winners

The Brits took over London’s O2 Arena and all the best stars from music and TV came out to celebrate. Whether they were nominated, presenting, performing or just watching the show, everyone put on their most glamorous party dress to indulge in the most lavish night of the year in British music. With performances from Katy Perry, Emeli Sande and Little Mix and guest hosts including Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora and Simon Cowell, the line-up of celebs was A’list all the way.

The action was broadcast live on ITV (and is available now to view online on ITV Player) so you may already know who won what? We’ve listed the winners at the end of this blog post just in case. First, we want to get straight to the fashion to get ideas for what to wear for long nights out. These stars started with dinner and then had a show and after-party so their outfits had to withstand a lot. There were 10 celebs that looked especially hot.

(1) Emma Willis

Emma was the hostess with the most-est as she kept the show running smoothly and calmly, using her years of experience in live TV. Her black maxi dress was sophisticated and classy – just like her performance.

(2) Ellie Goulding

Ellie rarely wears a maxi dress but she should try them more often as she looks stunning in her black dress with gold embellishment. This is a maxi dress that you can party in thanks to it’s high split and low neckline. Also, Ellie’s hair is loose and natural, which gives the dress more of a cool look, rather than too formal.

(3) Rita Ora

Rita’s dressed for red carpets a lot recently thanks to her 50 Shades Darker role and she always delights and surprises. Rita always does things differently from the crowd, making an extra effort to look different which she certainly did in a green maxi dress. But one thing she never takes a chance on is the shape of the dress. Although colours and embellishments vary, always remember that Rita is wearing something that allows her to show off her gorgeous curves.

(4) Katy Perry

Katy had multiple outfit changes during the show, as usual, but the floral maxi dress that she wore to Universal Music’s after-party really hit the spot. It’s cute and girly and it makes her look super pretty. No wonder she’s smiling so much in this pic!

(5) Holly Willoughby

Sequins are a girls’ best friend and Holly looked radiant in her sequin mini dress on the red carpet. With simple silver sandals and a dazzling smile, Holly was literally glowing. After attending an after-party, she had an early morning start for This Morning – where does she get her energy from?

(6) Mollie King

The ex-Saturdays singer looked incredible, also in a silver dress. It’s the ideal party dress – slinky, easy to move in but super striking and enables Mollie to show off her endless legs. If you know what your best asset is, you just have to dress to show it off.

(7) Pixie Lott

Rocking a black mini dress with fringe detail, Pixie channelled a hint of 80’s-style Madonna with the bustier detail of her dress. It’s a bold rock chick look but Pixie owns it by making her make-up bold and slicking back her hair. If you’re going to take a stand with your outfit then embrace it all the way and you’ll feel a lot more confident.

(8) Anne Marie

The artist may have lost to Rag N Bone Man in the Breakthrough Act category but she definitely wins in the glamour stakes. She looked gorgeous in a satin nude dress and a green fur stole. The contrast of colours looks gorgeous and gives it a classic, vintage effect, even though it’s totally on trend. What do you think?

Michelle Keegan

Michelle looked absolutely stunning in a striking blue jumpsuit. She hasn’t been to many award ceremonies due to being busy filming, but now she’s out she wants everyone to notice her. Welcome back, Michelle!

Abbey Clancy

Abbey knows what her best assets are – her long legs – and she certainly showed those off in a monochrome midi dress. She upstages everyone who’s next to year and has done for years. She always gets it right when it comes to fashion, opting for classic shapes and lots of black and white. When it doubt, wear one of those two colours…or both!

And the winners are:

British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande

British Group – The 1975

British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie

British Breakthrough Act – Rag’n’Bone Man

British Single – Little Mix, “Shout Out to My Ex”

Global Success – Adele

Critics’ Choice – Rag’n’Bone Man

International Male Solo Artist – Drake

International Female Solo Artist – Beyonce

International Group – A Tribe Called Quest

British Video – One Direction, “History”

British Album of the Year – David Bowie, “Black Star”

Brits Icon – Robbie Williams

Do you think the right people won? What was your highlight?

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is back in England with a bang! After moving back to Australia to host the Australian X Factor in 2009, she’s now a judge on BBC talent show Let It Shine. She’s dyed her hair colour to blonde for the new role and she’s got a new wardrobe for the British weather so she can look smart and stylish when she’s working on the TV and when she’s being a mum to her young son, Ethan. Dannii is a lady who has planned in advance to make sure she has the ultimate wardrobe for all eventualities!

While Kylie is lying low following her split from her fiance Joshua Sasse, Dannii is the Minogue sister who is winning approval for her fashion choices. If you want to look chic and sleek just like Dannii then it’s easy to copy her and you’ll save time thinking about what to wear as she’s already done that.

Here are ways to steal her day and night style:

Daytime Chic

For day, Dannii looks ultra sophisticated in a tailored outfit consisting of a shirt, blazer and trousers. However, what’s modern and fresh about the look is the mis-matched colour. A single block colour trouser suit could be too bold and by wearing a red top with black trousers, it makes Dannii look softer and more feminine. We can start to get this look with the V by Very stretch slimline trousers and add a blouse like the Vero Moda vintage long sleeve shirt. The shoes are also smart and simple, just like the V by Very Maddy mid heel court shoes. Finish the look with a small shoulder bag like the Fiorelli Tilly shoulder bag and you’re power dressing without compromising on being pretty.

Night-time Glamour

Dannii certainly knows how to work a red carpet and after years in the X Factor knows how to pick a dress with the wow factor. A black mesh dress tricks the eye so it turns heads and Dannii’s dress is similar to the Rochelle Humes spot mesh midi dress. A dress like this needs simple barely there sandals so they don’t take anything away from the impact of the dress and the V by Very buttercup mid heel ankle strap sandals are perfect for that. Notice that she has a clutch bag for her essentials – try the Coast Una bow clutch bag as it adds a little bow to finish your outfit beautifully.

What do you think of Dannii’s style? If you want to look smart and in control, she’s a good lady to copy.

Love Zoex

London Fashion Week AW17: What The Celebs Wore

London Fashion Week tops all other fashion weeks. Not only do we get more world-famous designers picking London as the place to show their collections, but more shows mean more celebs in the front row. The FROW in London is a chance for the stars to catch up with their celeb pals, talk fashion and then party as most shows have a spectacular after-show party, with lavish food and drink and dancing til dawn or later!

It’s the best time to be in the capital and stars from all around the world jet in to see what’s on the catwalk and to be seen on the front row. As they know the eyes of the world will be on them, they make a real effort with their outfits. They need to create a look that will see them from the show to the after-party so it needs to be eye-catching but easy to wear. These celebs did it better than the rest:

Katy Perry

Katy, who’s in town for the Brit Awards, took time out for a fashion show. We know she loves clothes as she memorably changed her outfit 13 times when she hosted the MTV Awards, but there was no need for any changes to this lovely boho look. A pleated skirt is lovely and feminine and the contrasting metallics in the skirt and the top adds a playful edge. Her skirt is almost identical to the Glamorous pleated midi skirt. Check out her gorgeous grey ankle boots too!

Kylie Jenner

Kylie and her boyfriend Tyga flew in for a couple of days to see what the London fashion scene had to offer and to support her sister Kendall, who was walking in the Versace show. Kylie looked every inch the rock chick in a white dress, embellished with jewels and over the knee boots. She has so much attitude that she doesn’t even need to smile for the cameras – that’s confidence!

Kendall Jenner

Kylie’s sister attended a LOVE magazine party at Annabel’s nightclub in a cute white outfit that made her look sweet and girly. The white cape is perfect for this time of year and it looks so soft that she doesn’t want to take it off. Also, the contrasting fabrics of wool and cotton make the look strokably soft. Kenall looked stunning.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie kept things cool in a simple black outfit that could easily take her from day to night. It’s simple but the black mini skirt gives it a rock star edge and the black ankle boots are very cute. If you want to look cool without it looking like you’ve tried too hard, this is an ideal outfit.

Bella Hadid

Wow! Bella knows how to make an entrance. She hasn’t done many LFW’s so she’s clearly excited and wants to show off as much as she can. She certainly did that in a black faux leather dress with black knee high boots and the finishing touch is the slicked back hair. This takes vamp to another level – it’s fabulous!

Dua Lipa

It’s the first time the singer has done LFW and she definitely made a statement in a black leather skirt and red boots. All the pieces in this look are pretty so when combined, it may look like it’s just been thrown on but it wouldn’t work if any of the items were less than perfect on their own. What do you think?

Kate Bosworth

The American actress rocked the preppy look in a shirt dress and flat ankle boots. She looked pretty but didn’t have to show any flesh to do so and this gives her look a sophisticated appeal. This is a great outfit for a work party or somewhere that you need to impress.

Whose outfit do you like the most?

Love Zoex

Brit Awards 2017: Award And Fashion Winners

The Brits took over London’s O2 Arena and all the best stars from music and TV came out to celebrate. Whether they were nominated, presenting, performing or just watching the show, everyone put on their most glamorous party dress to indulge in the most lavish night of the year in British music. With performances from Katy Perry, Emeli Sande and Little Mix and guest hosts including Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora and Simon Cowell, the line-up of celebs was A’list all the way.

The action was broadcast live on ITV (and is available now to view online on ITV Player) so you may already know who won what? We’ve listed the winners at the end of this blog post just in case. First, we want to get straight to the fashion to get ideas for what to wear for long nights out. These stars started with dinner and then had a show and after-party so their outfits had to withstand a lot. There were 10 celebs that looked especially hot.

(1) Emma Willis

Emma was the hostess with the most-est as she kept the show running smoothly and calmly, using her years of experience in live TV. Her black maxi dress was sophisticated and classy – just like her performance.

(2) Ellie Goulding

Ellie rarely wears a maxi dress but she should try them more often as she looks stunning in her black dress with gold embellishment. This is a maxi dress that you can party in thanks to it’s high split and low neckline. Also, Ellie’s hair is loose and natural, which gives the dress more of a cool look, rather than too formal.

(3) Rita Ora

Rita’s dressed for red carpets a lot recently thanks to her 50 Shades Darker role and she always delights and surprises. Rita always does things differently from the crowd, making an extra effort to look different which she certainly did in a green maxi dress. But one thing she never takes a chance on is the shape of the dress. Although colours and embellishments vary, always remember that Rita is wearing something that allows her to show off her gorgeous curves.

(4) Katy Perry

Katy had multiple outfit changes during the show, as usual, but the floral maxi dress that she wore to Universal Music’s after-party really hit the spot. It’s cute and girly and it makes her look super pretty. No wonder she’s smiling so much in this pic!

(5) Holly Willoughby

Sequins are a girls’ best friend and Holly looked radiant in her sequin mini dress on the red carpet. With simple silver sandals and a dazzling smile, Holly was literally glowing. After attending an after-party, she had an early morning start for This Morning – where does she get her energy from?

(6) Mollie King

The ex-Saturdays singer looked incredible, also in a silver dress. It’s the ideal party dress – slinky, easy to move in but super striking and enables Mollie to show off her endless legs. If you know what your best asset is, you just have to dress to show it off.

(7) Pixie Lott

Rocking a black mini dress with fringe detail, Pixie channelled a hint of 80’s-style Madonna with the bustier detail of her dress. It’s a bold rock chick look but Pixie owns it by making her make-up bold and slicking back her hair. If you’re going to take a stand with your outfit then embrace it all the way and you’ll feel a lot more confident.

(8) Anne Marie

The artist may have lost to Rag N Bone Man in the Breakthrough Act category but she definitely wins in the glamour stakes. She looked gorgeous in a satin nude dress and a green fur stole. The contrast of colours looks gorgeous and gives it a classic, vintage effect, even though it’s totally on trend. What do you think?

Michelle Keegan

Michelle looked absolutely stunning in a striking blue jumpsuit. She hasn’t been to many award ceremonies due to being busy filming, but now she’s out she wants everyone to notice her. Welcome back, Michelle!

Abbey Clancy

Abbey knows what her best assets are – her long legs – and she certainly showed those off in a monochrome midi dress. She upstages everyone who’s next to year and has done for years. She always gets it right when it comes to fashion, opting for classic shapes and lots of black and white. When it doubt, wear one of those two colours…or both!

And the winners are:

British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande

British Group – The 1975

British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie

British Breakthrough Act – Rag’n’Bone Man

British Single – Little Mix, “Shout Out to My Ex”

Global Success – Adele

Critics’ Choice – Rag’n’Bone Man

International Male Solo Artist – Drake

International Female Solo Artist – Beyonce

International Group – A Tribe Called Quest

British Video – One Direction, “History”

British Album of the Year – David Bowie, “Black Star”

Brits Icon – Robbie Williams

Do you think the right people won? What was your highlight?

Love Zoex

Celebrity Style Steal: Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is back in England with a bang! After moving back to Australia to host the Australian X Factor in 2009, she’s now a judge on BBC talent show Let It Shine. She’s dyed her hair colour to blonde for the new role and she’s got a new wardrobe for the British weather so she can look smart and stylish when she’s working on the TV and when she’s being a mum to her young son, Ethan. Dannii is a lady who has planned in advance to make sure she has the ultimate wardrobe for all eventualities!

While Kylie is lying low following her split from her fiance Joshua Sasse, Dannii is the Minogue sister who is winning approval for her fashion choices. If you want to look chic and sleek just like Dannii then it’s easy to copy her and you’ll save time thinking about what to wear as she’s already done that.

Here are ways to steal her day and night style:

Daytime Chic

For day, Dannii looks ultra sophisticated in a tailored outfit consisting of a shirt, blazer and trousers. However, what’s modern and fresh about the look is the mis-matched colour. A single block colour trouser suit could be too bold and by wearing a red top with black trousers, it makes Dannii look softer and more feminine. We can start to get this look with the V by Very stretch slimline trousers and add a blouse like the Vero Moda vintage long sleeve shirt. The shoes are also smart and simple, just like the V by Very Maddy mid heel court shoes. Finish the look with a small shoulder bag like the Fiorelli Tilly shoulder bag and you’re power dressing without compromising on being pretty.

Night-time Glamour

Dannii certainly knows how to work a red carpet and after years in the X Factor knows how to pick a dress with the wow factor. A black mesh dress tricks the eye so it turns heads and Dannii’s dress is similar to the Rochelle Humes spot mesh midi dress. A dress like this needs simple barely there sandals so they don’t take anything away from the impact of the dress and the V by Very buttercup mid heel ankle strap sandals are perfect for that. Notice that she has a clutch bag for her essentials – try the Coast Una bow clutch bag as it adds a little bow to finish your outfit beautifully.

What do you think of Dannii’s style? If you want to look smart and in control, she’s a good lady to copy.

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.

 

Things to Do With the Kids This Half Term

Can you believe it, Half Term already! The year is going so fast and so if you’re thinking, it feels like you’ve blinked and the kids are off school and you have absolutely no idea what you’re going to do to entertain them, then fear not.

We have a list of great ideas to keep the kids occupied over the Half Term break. Variety is the key, as everyone knows kids get bored easily – and keeping their little minds and bodies active too.

Have your Own Bake-Off Challenge

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Everyone loves Great British Bake Off – especially kids. The best thing about it is that you can watch it all as a family, and so many kids want to get into the kitchen as a result and make their own creations!

If it’s an especially rainy afternoon, baking is a Godsend. It doesn’t matter whether you have just the one little baker – or a group of them (although this can add a competitive edge to see who is crowned Master Baker!)

Just give them a theme, such as a film or book, or the ‘Showstopper Challenge’! All you need to supervise is the blender and some baking equipment, let them get creative and then you can enjoy the tasty treats afterwards.

Story (or Quiet!) Time

Another good idea for a rainy day is to get them to create a play of their favourite story. They can use fancy dress, make props, do a puppet show or even perform songs. But it should take up enough time for you to make a cuppa and have a biscuit – while waiting for them to perfect their show and ‘entertain’ you!

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Afterwards, hopefully they might be a bit tired out from all the acting and singing, so you can get them to pick a favourite book and have some ‘quiet’ time reading, and cuddling on the sofa.

Have a Sports Day

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To make sure they get a bit of exercise as well during the break, why not set up a mini Sports Day? Whether it’s just lying a few hula hoops on the floor for them to jump into (landing outside results in lost points!), skipping for a set number of skips, or even doing an egg and spoon race (with little bean bags or balls).

There are lots of cheap outdoor toys too if the weather’s good, such as footballs goals to see how many they can score, swingball and tents where they can have a picnic/ adventure!

Days out

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As a treat on one of the days, if you’re climbing the walls by then, there are some great days out there that don’t cost the earth. Obviously there’s always the usual museums, art galleries and local parks to be explored, but if you’re looking for something different, Virgin Experiences offer a range of activities.

From swinging around forests, to bouncing on giant trampoline nets in a cave – and wandering around London on the Harry Potter bus tour.

Mummy Blogger Tips for Half Term:

We asked one of our favourite mummy bloggers, Amy Treasure from www.amytreasure.com, what she does with her kids at Half Term:

  1. You definitely need a plan in the half term! I would recommend reading local blogs for ideas on what to do. Quite often there will be suggestions depending on good or bad weather so you have your bases covered. I also check the local library noticeboard as they always put on activities for the kids during school holidays.
  2. We really enjoy baking together as a family, Holly (16) is at an age where she can happily supervise Rose (3) in the kitchen and they have lots of fun baking cupcakes and decorating them.
  3. All three children enjoy being outdoors and we’ve always encouraged them to come with us on long walks in the woods behind our house, we’re really lucky that we have so much green space for them to kick a ball about and run off steam. Quite often we’ll pop across the Severn Bridge to Wales and go to the beach. We also make good use of our National Trust membership and do lots of days out visiting places of interest.
  4. My favourite Half Term memory has to be when we stayed in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. It was February half-term so pretty cold but we managed to do a boat trip out to Caldey Island and saw seals and puffins. The older kids even went boogie boarding in the sea! There’s lots of places to stop for a piece of cake and a cup of tea and you can’t beat fish and chips on the beach. Just thinking about that holiday brings back so many happy memories for me

 

 

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

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.