Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Alexandra Burke Launches New EP In Style

Alexandra Burke is back!  Looking better than ever in a micro mini party dress, the X Factor 2008 winner has just thrown a party to celebrate the release of some new tracks. And even better is the new EP called  #NewRules Is available to everyone for free!

The singer said the EP is a ‘thank you’ to fans who have stood by her since she departed her record company RCA earlier this year and to tide them over until her third album is ready for release in the near future. All you need to do to get it is to go to her website AlexandraBurke.com.

I highly recommend it as Alex held a launch party for the single at the Metropolis recording studio in West London, where she wowed everyone with the tunes. In particular, there is one widely-talked about single – Day Dreams – which makes reference to her ex-boyfriend Jermain Defoe, who cheated on her. At the party, the singer opened up by saying: “Working on this new material has been really emotional. I’ve opened up lyrically more than ever and talked about things I never thought I would. But I always write from the heart.”

After the gig, there was time for an outfit change into a short pink party dress.

I think it’s Jermain who has missed out as Alex looked INCREDIBLE as she stepped out in black stilletoes and headed to the after-party at the Rise super club in Leicester Sqaure to party with lots of her mates like Wretch 32 and DJ Sarah Jane Crawford. For now it’s mates before dates but looking that stunning it won’t be long until she has a man again, I bet. Watch this space for the latest gossip!

Love Zoex

PS For more celebrity music and fashion news see my blog Live Like a VIP

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Gossip From Inside Jessica Lowndes Lipsy Glam Fragrance Launch

Want to smell like a celebrity? Then you could buy a perfume that has been designed by one celebrity or you could pick up a fragrance that more than one celebrity is wearing? I’ve just discovered that a few famous faces are using the new Lipsy London Glam fragrance, which is pretty cool.

Lipsy organised a party to celebrate the launch of their new fragrance in a five star hotel in London, so I knew it would be a big deal before I got there. On arrival, my first impressions were right as I saw 90210 actress Jessica Lowndes, who is the face of the perfume, looking spectacular in a little black dress. And check out her vampy purple lipstick – it was even better in real-life!

Wearing mesmerising make-up is one way to let everyone know it’s your party, but what else? I wanted to know about her beauty regime and she said: “I am thrilled to be the face of the new Lipsy London Glam fragrance! I have been a huge fan of the Lipsy brand for many years and to be part of the fragrance launch, is a dream come true! Not only does the heart-shaped bottle slip into my handbag perfectly, it also smells gorgeous and lasts me from day to night which is perfect for my hectic schedule!”

And did you notice I said the party was not just about Jessica? The Only Way Is Essex star Jasmin Walia also looked lovely in a dark blue Lipsy dress.

However, there may have been a slight awkward moment as TOWIE’s Jessica Wright was also at the event and Jessica and Jasmin had a fight on the show. It was a proper physical fight that left Jasmin needing medical attention, but thankfully they put aside their differences for the fragrance party. Jessica also wore a touch of dark going out dress at the event – classy black with gold embellishment.

And another celebrity to add some Glam to the evening was ex Sugababe Ammelle Berrabah, who I last caught up with at the V Festival. She said it’s the first time she’s been out since then as she’s been working so hard on her upcoming solo album. That’s dedication for you! And yet again, it was a dark dress in blue for her. Pretty!

If you’re wondering what the scent smells like it is sweet but sensual. There are fruity honey and sweet top notes, the heart notes complement with Orchid, Jasmine and Peony and the base notes are deep with Amarylis and black incense. I liked it!

Love Zoex

PS For more showbiz and fashion news see my celebrity gossip blog Live Like a VIP.

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WIN TICKETS TO LONDON FASHION WEEKEND WITH TRIUMPH

COMPETITION CLOSED

As we all know, amazing underwear is an important part of any fashionista’s wardrobe. With 125 years experience, Triumph knows how lingerie can make you feel fantastic! With pretty lace detailing and scallop trims in a range of colours, the Amourette range will make you feel feminine and beautiful everyday, as well as giving you excellent support and a fabulous shape. 

Their Amourette range is a particular favourite at Very HQ for Autumn Winter 2013. With pretty lace detailing and scallop trims in a range of colours, the Amourette range will make you feel feminine and beautiful everyday.

To celebrate this, we’ve teamed up with Triumph for an exclusive competition and are giving one lucky bod the chance to win a pair of tickets to London Fashion Weekend, with travel and accommodation included (swish eh!)

This is the perfect prize for any dedicated shopaholic. It’s your ticket to fashion heaven! Be part of the buzz of London Fashion Weekend – browse the exclusive pop-up shops and ranges from over 60 of the country’s best-loved brands.

To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question by commenting below telling us: Which is your favourite Triumph Amourette bra and why?

 

Terms & 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, Triumph International and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. Closing date is midnight Sunday 8th September 2013.
  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 midday on Monday 9th September.
  7. There will be 1 winner to receive a pair of ‘Just Shop’ tickets on either Saturday 21st September or Sunday 22nd September (to be selected by the winner); travel for two to London and accommodation in London on selected day. Both travel and accommodation for prize winner and friend is up to the value of £500 only. Any additional expenses related to the trip including food and drinks are to be covered by the prize winner. The winner will need to provide their own expenses to attend the event. More information on London Fashion Weekend ticket information to be found here: http://www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk/index.php/tickets/tickets/
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The competition can be withdrawn at any time and Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited does not accept liability for any cancelled events.
  11. Shop Direct and Triumph International Ltd reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value without notice and to cancel or amend the promotion if circumstances are unavoidable.
  12. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328
  13. 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 A PHILIPS VISAPURE FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH WORTH £130!

***competition now closed*** Cleansing is the most important part of every woman’s skincare regime and you can now take your cleansing routine to the next level with the new Philips VisaPure. This gentle, easy-to-use electronic skin cleansing device massages the skin to remove make-up, dirt and impurities and is ten times more effective than manual cleansing, giving you more radiant, youthful skin in just 2 weeks*.

Fully waterproof, VisaPure is the only cleansing system that features unique ‘Dual Motion’ technology, which creates a comfortable massaging effect to stimulate micro-circulation beneath the skin’s surface, renewing skin to bring out its natural radiance. The silky soft brushes that come with Philips VisaPure both rotate and vibrate to gently remove make-up, dirt and impurities and cleanse away dead skin cells leaving you skin far more deeply cleansed than previously thought possible.

Philips VisaPure revitalises your face and décolletage in just one minute each and can easily fit into your daily routine alongside your existing products. An added benefit of the device is that it prepares your skin to absorb creams and serums much more effectively, reinforcing their beneficial effects and helping skin to look healthier and more radiant.

We all want to look and feel amazing and good cleansing is essential for successful skincare.  VisaPure, created by Philips with expert skincare laboratories, will really turn on your skin’s full potential and make it feel as clean, healthy and radiant as possible.

 The VisaPure experience

  • Philips VisaPure gently massages the skin to effectively remove make up, dirt and impurities and can even be used in the shower
  • A Skin Zone timer indicates when it is time to move on to the next area, ensuring the face and décolletage are cleansed thoroughly and evenly
  • Simple to use with one ‘Deep Cleansing’ mode
  • You can adjust your cleansing experience to suit your skin type or requirements with brushes for both normal and sensitive skin and exfoliation
  • The unique ‘Dual Motion’ technology creates a comfortable massaging effect to stimulate micro-circulation beneath the skin’s surface
  • Philips VisaPure has been developed to suit the needs of modern women with an iconic and stylish finish that is both elegant and feminine
  • Visible Results: Consumers who used VisaPure: 87% experienced more radiant skin; 81% a more even skin tone; 90% deeper pore cleansing; 88% softer skin and 83% more healthy looking skin.
  • Philips VisaPure comes with a normal brush head. Exfoliating brush heads can be bought separately. Brush heads start from £7.99 and should be replaced once every 3-4 months.

* 87% of consumers experienced more radiant, youthful skin in 2 weeks

 

To win one of these amazing new cleansing brushes worth £130 simply tell us in the comments box below:

What is the name of the VisaPure’s unique technology?

Terms & 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 answers the question in the comments box below.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. The closing date for entry is midnight 19.09.13.
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. There is one main prize.  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 within 7 days of the closing date. There will be one winner who will be notified by email within 7 days of the draw taking place and will receive their prize within four weeks.  Reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner but if they cannot be contacted within 7 days then a new winner may be drawn at random from all remaining entries.
  7. 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.
  8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  9. Details of the winner will be available after 19.09.13 by sending a stamped address envelope to Very Blog, VisaPure CompetitionVery.co.uk, Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB.
  10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.
  11. 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.
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WIN! A beauty bundle worth over £1,000!

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** With a whole new season of trends ready to emerge and a fantastic range of new products launching we thought there was no better time to throw our biggest ever Beauty Event. To celebrate we have a fantastic bundle worth over £1000 to give away containing some of our favourite Make Up, Fragrance & Hair Care products.

As well as this fabulous giveaway (read on for details on how to enter); we have a host of amazing offers & products just for you!

If it’s time for you to give your make up bag a haul, check out our 3 for 2 on all Bourjois products. From blushers to foundations to primers there is something for everybody in this fantastic range. If you really want to look like a pro check out these Get The Look Videos for handy tips and product recommendations to help you master this seasons key looks. Or if your ready to try this seasons graphic eye trend check out Rimmel‘s new Glam Collection products letting you be as adventurous as you like!

Ever wondered how to master the perfect fake tan? Well now you can with St Tropez Celebrity Tanning Expert giving you tips on how to achieve the perfect tan! We love watching the behind the scene videos of Kate Moss’s ad, it’s amazing to know she uses the same tan as us!

Celeb obsessed? Well we have good news for you; our competition bundle includes the amazing Killer Queen Perfume, the new fragrance from the one and only Katy Perry. And for the boys our bundle includes Intimately Beckham.

And last but my no means least with our bundle you will be glamorous from head to toe with electrical beauty prizes from Remmington, Babyliss and Philips.

To win this amazing bundle simply answer this question in the comments box below:

What is the name of Katy Perry’s latest perfume?

 

Terms & 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 answers the question.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. The closing date for entry is midnight 11.09.13.
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. There is one main prize.  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. The prize consists of:Remington Keratin Therapy Hairdryer, Remington Hyper Flex Plus Rotary Shaver, Philips Lumea Precision Plus, Philips Wet & Dry Epilator, Philips Sonicare Toothbrush, Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Toothbrush, Philips Visapure, Babyliss Boutique Straighteners, Babyliss Boutique Soft Waves, Babyliss Boutique Hairdryer, St Tropez Tan Enhancing Moisturiser (200ml), St Tropez Tan Booster (200ml),  St Tropez Tan Enhancing Polish (200ml), RIMMEL LASH ACCELERATOR ENDLESS MASCARA BLACK,, Rimmel Lip Tint 1000 kisses (x5), Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Mascara, Retroglam Mascara, Scandaleyes eyeshadow (x5), Rimmel Eye Primer, Stay Matte Powder, Rimmel Lipstick Kate (x4), Rimmel Eyeshadow Quad Green, Rimmel Apocalips nude, Rimmel Apocalips Galaxy, 3d glossy lipgloss, Flash to the max mascara, Scandaleyes eyeshadow paint, Killer Queen Perfume, Beckham Intimately Hers Ladies Perfume 75ML, Intimately Beckham Him 75ML.
  6. The draw will be made by random selection from all valid entries within 7 days of the closing date. There will be one winner who will be notified by email within 7 days of the draw taking place and will receive their prize within four weeks.  Reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner but if they cannot be contacted within 7 days then a new winner may be drawn at random from all remaining entries.
  7. 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.
  8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  9. Details of the winner will be available after 11.09.13 by sending a stamped address envelope to Very Blog, Beauty Bundle CompetitionVery.co.uk, Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB.
  10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.
  11. 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.
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Celebrity Style Steal: The Stars Love The New Definitions Jumpsuit

The Little Black Dress (LBD) seems to have been replaced with the Little Black Jumpsuit (LBJ) in celeb-land. We’re seeing it on the red carpet at a film premiere, we’re seeing it on TV screens and I bet it won’t be long until a pop star wears it for a gig as it can be dressed up or down. If you look at the photo of Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock wearing it at the This is Us premiere and the photo of Big Brother’s Bit On The Side presenter AJ Ododu in her dressing room then you can see that there are plenty of ways to wear the new Definitions peplum jumpsuit.

Leigh Anne makes hers look classy by sticking to simple accessories and plain colours. Starting with the Definitions peplum jumpsuit as a base she adds a gold necklace like the Guess prisoner of love gold necklace and a chic pair of heels like the Definitions Palma point court shoes. The only colour she has is some coral lipstick.

 

AJ Ododu has a brighter way to wear hers. Like everything she does in life, AJ makes it loud and fabulous by pairing it with pink shoes and a statement silver necklace. Try the Love Label robb strappy sandals and the Indicolite swavorski crystal square pendant.

How would you wear a LBJ? I think it’s time to get creative.

Love Zoex

PS For more celebrity and fashion news see my showbiz blog Live Like a VIP.

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Exclusive Interview: Pixie Lott Talks Fashion, Make-Up And Accessories

One of the coolest girls I met at The V Festival was Pixie Lott. At the age of 22 she’s released two albums and had three number one solo singles, which is a massive achievement, but she was happy to hang out with me, sit back and have a good old chat about my favourite subjects –fashion and make-up. She’s also totally gorgeous – this is me with her below.

I briefly mentioned I’d met her when I did in my round-up of the V festival action while I was on site in the Very backstage area in the Louder Lounge VIP area, but she has so much expert advice about fashion it merits it’s own blog post. If you like Pixie’s style (and she does have a signature style of shorts with cute tops) then this is what you need to know:

Q: You’ve played a lot of festivals. Are you an expert at your festival wardrobe now?

PIXIE:Yes, I love festivals. It feels like you go away on a mini holiday; At festivals you can literally wear whatever you want and nobody cares – if you want to paint on your face, shove a flower in your hair or wear mad sunglasses, nobody looks twice! I always have to have a pair of wellies though.”

Q: What about accessories?
PIXIE: “I pretty much always wear rings; I feel naked if I don’t have any rings on. I like to wear necklaces too, but I layer them to make more of a statement.’

Q: You often have to go from work to celebrity parties, so do you have any tips about going from day to night? 
PIXIE: ‘That’s easy – bring a pair of heels along! I always carry them in my bag and they come off as soon as they hurt. I also like a statement piece of jewellery.’

Q: What are the little things you do with your makeup to make you feel great?
PIXIE: Usually I don’t go for statement lips, because when I’m singing the microphone smudges lipstick all round my face! Before a show though I always have big lashes and smokey shadow that’s brought out to the side to make it more feline.’

Q: Tell us all when we can expect new things from you?

PIXIE: ‘I’ve just finished my third album actually, that’s why I’m celebrating a bit this weekend. We’re just working out what tracks will go on it – I’ve done so many! I think it will be out at Christmas time or in January so there will be a lot of touring for me in 2014. I can’t wait!’

I can’t wait either, Pixie. Her 2010 Crazy Cats tour was a sell-out and three years down the line her original fans may have grown up but she still has the catchy tunes to capture the attention of younger ones. All About Tonight reaches fans of all ages. Bring on 2014!

Love Zoex

PS For more showbiz, music and fashion news visit my celebrity gossip blog Live Like A VIP.

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WIN! Attend our celeb-studded Definitions launch party, PLUS goodie bag & £100 to spend on Definitions

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** You should be aware by now of our amazing new fashion collection: Definitions. It’s packed full of stylista essentials and new season trends that will take you from work to bar with effortless fashion flair.

The range consists of must-have dresses, this season’s stylish separates and shoes to die for! Here at Very HQ spotting our colleagues styling Definitions has become the latest past-time, as has admiring the quality and styling of each individual piece.

Which is why we are SUPER excited to tell you  that it’s…..

COMPETITION TIME!

We will be officially launching the Definitions collection at a celeb-packed exclusive event to be held on the evening of 4th September 2013 at Somerset House, London and you could be there quaffing canapes with the fash-pack!

What’s more, you’ll get a goodie bag from the event plus we’ll also credit your account with £100 to spend on the new Definition collection.

To be there, just answer the following question in the comments below:

 

What colour is the Definitions 3D floral skater dress from the AW13 collection?

Good luck! x

 

Terms & 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 Sunday 1st September 2013.

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 midday on Monday 2nd September.  There will be 1 winner to receive a pair of tickets each and £100  prize draw account to spend at Very.co.uk and will be notified by email.  If we do not receive a response within 24 hours we will choose another winner. The event will be held in London at Somerset House on Wednesday 4th September 2013, from 6 – 8pm. The winner will need to provide their own expenses, any travel or accommodation to attend the event.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. The competition can be withdrawn at any time and Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited does not accept liability for any cancelled events.

10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 466328

11. 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.

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WIN: We’ve got 3 AVES ARGON DOCKS with DAB radio to give away!

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Listen to crystal clear high quality Digital DAB+/FM Radio and your favourite music on the stylish contemporary Aves Argon Digital DAB+/FM Radio and Docking Station.

The Aves Argon Digital DAB+/FM Radio and Docking Station will charge your iPod/iPhone whilst you listen, through remarkable sound quality, to your personally chosen music.

With 20 pre-set Radio stations and superb digital high quality sound, the Aves Argon Digital DAB+/FM Radio and Docking Station ensures you will be able to easily, at the touch of a button, keep up to date with the latest news, weather and music from your favourite Radio station.

The alarm, sleep and snooze functions on the Aves Argon Digital DAB+/FM Radio and Docking Station allow you to start the day at your own pace by choosing to listen to either your iPod/iPhone or DAB+/FM stations.

The Aves Argon Digital DAB+/FM Radio and Docking Station is presented in a high gloss black finish making it the perfect addition to any room in your home. Be sure to check out the reviews this top electrical has received on the Very.co.uk site.

Compatible with iPhone 4S and earlier and iPod 4th Generation and earlier.

 

For your chance to WIN one of 3 Aves Argon Digital DAB+/FM Radio and Docking Stations, just answer this simple question…

  • What radio frequency can BBC Radio 1 be found on?

Good luck! x

 

Terms & 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 answers the question of what frequency BBC Radio 1 can be found on.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. The closing date for entry is midnight 08.09.13.
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. There is one main prize.  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 within 7 days of the closing date. There will be three winners who will be notified by email within 7 days of the draw taking place and will receive their prize within four weeks.  Reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner but if they cannot be contacted within 7 days then a new winner may be drawn at random from all remaining entries.
  7. 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.
  8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  9. Details of the winner will be available after 15.09.13 by sending a stamped address envelope to Very Blog, Argon Dock CompetitionVery.co.uk, Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB.
  10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.
  11. 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.
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WIN: Zeiss cinemizer OLED Glasses worth £599!

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** The future of viewing is here!

Virtual Reality (VR) and gaming has been a recurring theme of science fiction since the movie Tron first debuted. The ZEISS cinemizer OLED is a portable multimedia headset that offers 3D VR gaming to the masses right now. It’s also great for watching movies on the move, especially in 3D. You’ll experience movies as if you are watching them on a 40 inch screen at a distance of two meters, with high quality stereo sound.  With the new eye shield you will be able to watch your favourite films and videos as if you are sitting in a movie theatre.

The head-mounted display can play stereoscopic images, for an immersive 3D experience. Simply plug the cinemizer OLED into any HDMI video source, and you’ll have your own cinema screen, or gaming console displayed in front of your eyes, that have more contrast and vivid colours, due to Zeiss’ innovative OLED displays. The cinemizer OLED is comfortable to wear for hours because of it’s ergonomic and light weight cool design.  Amazingly, you can also personalize the settings to your eyeglass prescription.

Whether you want to watch movies on long trips, or to get inside your games with immersive virtual reality the cinemizer OLED is the perfect solution.  Dive into a fantastic new world when ever and wherever you are

We have one pair of these Zeiss cinemizer OLED glasses worth an uh-mazing £599 to give away!

Just comment below and tell us:

What nationality was Carl Zeiss?

Good luck! x

 

Terms & 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 answer the question as a comment.
  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. The closing date for entry is midnight 05.09.13.
  4. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or spammed.
  5. There is one main prize.  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 within 7 days ofthe closing date. There will be one winner who will be notified by email within 7 days of the draw taking place and will receive their prize within four weeks.  Reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner but if they cannot be contacted within 7 days then a new winner may be drawn at random from all remaining entries.
  7. 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.
  8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting a list of prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.
  9. Details of the winner will be available after 12.09.13 by sending a stamped address envelope to Very Blog, Zeiss cinemizer CompetitionVery.co.uk, Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB.
  10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.
  11. 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.
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This Week I’m Loving…Love Label!

I’ve got a new love…our very own Love Label and their latest collection!

Featuring everything from outdoor jackets and chic day time layering pieces to PU skirts and lace blouses they have literally got you covered!

I could go on all day about how much I love their latest pieces, but instead I’m going to pick out a few trends you’ll love this season and some products you should look out for.

After Dark Drama

Although I’m a fan of summer, I can’t wait for the nights to get darker so I can unleash some serious sultry style that only winter allows – smoky cat-like eyes, luscious red lips and, of course, some hot little pieces to show off my best features!

I’m loving this lace sleeve bodycon dress modelled by the beautiful Cara Delivigne look-a-like model (who I must say does mysterious and moody perfectly). Whilst the fabric contours your figure for an enviable hourglass shape, the lace sleeves add a sexy touch of vintage boudoir to complete your  after dark look.

A real gothic piece in the season’s must have fabric – PU – this pleated skirt owns the night! The pleats give it a gorgeous shape, whilst the contrasting hues add just enough colour into your winter wardrobe.

Boho chic

With festival season almost at an end don’t despair! We have some boho pieces that you simply must have as part of your farewell to summer wardrobe (if you have one of these – I certainly do)!

A simple layering piece can make all the difference and literally transform your outfit. This is exactly what this printed kimono delivers. A vibrant fuse of colours immediately grabs your attention, whilst the loose fit style makes it ideal for wearing over anything – jeans, a vintage top and hat are always great choices in the fashion stakes.

Simple, ethereal and charming, this lace blouse is perfect for day trips with the girls and outdoor dates with that guy you’ve had your eye on! It’s flattering and luxe-to-the-touch, you won’t be able to get enough of this staple separate.

Cool Cover Ups

Whilst we’re in this trans-seasonal stage where it’s warm one minute and showery the next, these staple layering pieces will keep you sane and looking gorgeous all at once.

This denim parka gives you maximum coverage that’s perfect for the seasons ahead. Longline with a relaxed fit, this is the perfect jacket for running errands and outdoor adventures.

Giving the classic a stylish rework, this swing parka has a gorge shape that swings as you move and I love the animal print hood for a touch of cat couture into your laid back daytime look.

With plenty more pieces to choose from I hope you have as much fun as I did checking out the very latest from this gorgeous label.

Happy shopping love Laura x

 

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The 10 First Date Commandments

 

First dates are always nerve wracking, as the lovely girls on ITV2’s Girlfriends prove! Where should you go? What should you wear? And worst of all… what if you don’t get on?  But fear not, us lovely lot at Very have all experienced these trials and tribulations and I’ve come up with the top 10 commandments for dating.

Thou shalt pick the perfect venue

Pick somewhere that’s quiet enough to chat, but not somewhere that’s rife with awkward silences. A local bar or pub is perfect for a relaxed atmosphere. Then if it’s going well you can move off to a restaurant or if he’s just not your type you can politely drop out.

Thou shalt not Facebook stalk

As tempting as it is, don’t Google him. There’s no need for you to see all of his drunken uni pictures and find out that he has an unhealthy addiction to cheesy 80’s pop. Finding out all about him is what a first date is for, so stay away from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or risk ruining the magic.

Thou shalt dress to impress

But always wear something you’re comfortable in, there’s no point donning those killer stilettos if you’re just going to end up hobbling around all night. Check out Laura’s guide to first date dressing and you’ll soon have it sussed.

Thou shalt give him a chance

Try not to be too superficial. So what if he’s doing the double denim look or his hair is distinctly 90’s. Personality is the thing that always wins a girl over, so listen to his jokes and don’t write him off until you’re sure there’s nothing there.

Thou shalt put the phone away

No updating your status, tweeting your friends and instagraming your cocktail. Put the phone down and focus, you might be missing his funniest stories and wittiest banter.

  Thou shalt not have too much to drink

A few drinks is sociable, but too many and your witty banter will be lost in slurred words and maniacal laughter. Plus you want to be able to remember every detail to tell the girls the next day!

Thou shalt not get too serious

Keep the topic light, no need to mention that you want three kids within the next two years or that you’ve already picked out your wedding dress.

 Thou shalt not mention the ex

This is a given, surely! Keep the heartfelt feelings about your ex for when you’re with the girls, your date won’t want to hear it and you risk scaring him off.

Thou shalt not sweat the small stuff

 So what if you tripped up just as you came into his eyesight, or he went for the kiss, you went for the a hug and you ended up head butting him in the face. Don’t sweat it, move on and enjoy yourself. If the worst comes to worst it’ll make a funny story for your next girls night out.

Thou shalt enjoy the date!

Enjoy yourself! After all, that’s what it’s all about isn’t it? Happy dating!

Images courtesy of itv.com/girlfriends