Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Kardashians For Lipsy: Exclusive Preview!

The partnership between The Kardashians and Lipsy truly is a marriage made in heaven. The items in the first collection were just as cute as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s adorable baby North…and just wait until you see the new Spring / Summer 14 pieces. A selection of key pieces will be available to buy at Very from 12 February and I know first-hand how fabulous they are as I have had a preview of the fantastic new collection.

I filmed a video so you can see the fashion in 3D but there is a lot of secrecy surrounding the new fashion, so I have to wait until 12 February to show that to you. However, I can at least reveal what some of my favourite pieces are. Obviously, I love the floral printed playsuit I am wearing (otherwise I wouldn’t have worn it) and it comes with a very cool bomber jacket. This is good for Spring in England as you never know what the weather’s going to be like do you?

I had my eye on several jumpsuits on the rails but I really like the cute pink one on the mannequin below. Pastels are always popular in Spring but the fact that it’s on a jumpsuit rather than a dress means it’s not super girly. This would look great with nude sandals or killer platforms.

Kim herself gave a quote saying: ”Some of my favourite pieces from our spring collection for Lipsy are the runway-inspired, lingerie-based styles. I love how feminine and delicate they are, and how sophisticated they look with just jeans and a blazer.This season we’ve also brought back some of our most popular styles, but with a spring twist. Those who loved our lace jumpsuit [below] last season will fall in love with our new versions for spring!”

And do you remember last collection’s PU blazer?

In Spring, we’ll be seeing a white and a black ‘vegan leather’ jacket. The sisters are strong supporters of animal welfare charity PETA so although the jacket looks and feels like leather, it doesn’t contain any animal products. I stroked it and I actually preferred the feel to leather so do watch out for that one.

Finally, we all know the finishing touch to any outfit is the shoes. There are a lot of shoes in this collection as you can see in the photo at the top of this blog post but I liked this pair in particular:

They’re sophisticated and very pretty – killer heels or what? I am literally counting down the days it goes on sale on 12 February!

Love Zoex

PS For more current fashion and celebrity news see my daily celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like a VIP

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WIN a NutriBullet Extractor!

***Competition now closed, thank you for all your entries!*** Everyone knows that getting your five a day is a must if you want to be fit and healthy. It’s also a fast track to great skin and a strong immune system – what’s not to love?! Smoothies and juices are the perfect way to get an instant fruit and veg hit when you’re on the go, as well as quenching your thirst of course. That’s where the NutriBullet steps in. It extracts all of the goodness from the ingredients with its tough extractor blade. It also has a powerful 600 watt motor to break down chunks and seeds for a super smooth smoothie. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start though, here are my top NutriBullet recipes to get you up and running.

This Hearty Fruit and Oats recipe is great when you don’t have time for a healthy breakfast. Just pop it all in your NutriBullet, whizz it up and then pour it in to a travel mug for your daily commute.

The powerful blades of the NutriBullet are designed to extract all of the vitamins and minerals out of your ingredients too, so you can get the most from your smoothies. For anyone who hasn’t quite stuck to their healthy January (isn’t that all of us?!) The Toxic Cleansing Blast and the Immune Booster are both perfect pick me ups.

Sound tasty? Enter our great competition to win a NutriBullet! Just answer the following question – If you mixed up spinach, pear, banana, apple, pineapple and water which smoothie would you get?

Good luck! Love Aimee x

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 14th February 2014.

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 28.02.14. Prize: 1 x Nutribullet. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependant. If we do not receive a response within 3 days we will choose another winner.

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.

NutriBullet graphics by Sara Yates (@Sarah_Very)

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A Very Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is either something you love or hate, it’s like marmite. There are people that believe you should love your partner every day no matter what and then there are people that completely love the idea. For most, Valentine’s Day is an excuse to get dressed up, spend time with their loved ones – male, female or of the animal kind and it is possibly one of the only days of the year where ‘Public Displays of Affection’ are socially acceptable.

It doesn’t matter what your plans are this Valentine’s Day, at Very.co.uk there are plenty of outfits to choose from to make your day a little bit special – even if you’re snuggling up on the sofa with a tub of your favourite ice-cream watching Bridget Jones’ Diary – we won’t judge you. Here are my four favourite Valentine’s jumpers and dresses by AX Paris.

The Valentine’s First Date

In the way of true romance, Valentine’s Day is the time when the majority of love confessions are made and when many first dates tend to arise. It’s always awkward trying to figure out what to wear on a first date, but they key is to go with an outfit that is a little bit flirtatious, but it also leaves something to the imagination. I really like the look of this Crochet Neck Skater dress. Team this up with a pair of black high heels and a sparkling clutch and you’re ready to go.

The Long Term Girlfriend

So, you have survived the first date and probably many other Valentine’s Days before this, but why should you miss out on the fun? As a woman in a long term relationship myself, I find it important to dress up now and then as a little surprise to my partner and to spice up our relationship. I think this Red Floral Crochet Midi dress is perfect for the occasion. You can walk through the door with this dress hugging your curves, and know you will be only woman in the room he will be focusing on.  Wear this with a short leather biker jacket for a more rock chick appeal or add a black blazer for a Chelsea girl look.

The Friend Date

When there are several of you feeling a little bit dateless, it’s now very common to opt for a Friend date. This usually consists of a group of girls getting together, drinking copious amounts of Processco and not even thinking about the opposite sex for the evening. If this sounds like your plans for Valentine’s Day this year, the heart print skater dress might be a good option. It can be easily dressed up or down for whatever you and your friends have in mind and the hearts are a cute way of getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit without being over the top.

Valentine’s Day for one

Unfortunately we have all been there. Your friends are out with all their partners and the only men you have for company are Ben and Jerry.  Don’t fret about it, just sit back, watch a few rom-coms and feel comfy wearing the AX Paris Giant Heart jumper. Remember, you’re a confident, single woman and there’s a man waiting just around the corner. The men you’ve met so far, you’re just far too good for them.

Whatever your plans are, have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Jessica from forevermissvanity.com

Pinterest blog

#VeryLovedUp Valentine’s Pinterest Competition!

***Competition now closed***
PIN TO WIN an item up to the value of £100!

Simply pin the item you would buy from Very.co.uk for yourself or your partner as a Valentine’s gift using the hashtag #VeryLovedUp and you be put in a draw for the chance to WIN that item.

There is only one winner for this competition and they will be chosen at random – entry is open from Thursday 30th January – Thursday 13th February 2014.

For your chance to win, follow these 4 steps:

1. Follow VeryHQ on Pinterest
2. Create a NEW public board called “Very Loved Up” on your Pinterest Account
3. Pin the items from Very.co.uk that you would like to give or receive as a Valentines present and use the hashtag #VeryLovedUp when you pin it (make sure the value of the items do not exceed £100)
4. Tweet a link to your board to us using the hashtag #VeryLovedUp

We will then choose a winner at random and you will receive one of the items you have pinned!

Happy Pinning,

Good Luck!

Kate x

#VeryLovedUp Valentines Pinterest Competition
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PIN TO WIN an item up to the value of £100!
Simply pin the item you would buy from Very.co.uk for yourself or your partner as a Valentine’s Day gift using the hashtag #VeryLovedUp and you be put in a draw for the chance to win that item.

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 creates a “Very Loved Up” Pinterest board and Pins items from our site on to it.

3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. Closing date is midday 13th February 2014.

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 14.02.14. Prize: the item you have pinned up to the value of £100. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependant. If we do not receive a response within 1 day we will choose another winner.

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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Valentine’s Gift Ideas: For Him

Ahhhh!! Valentine’s Day!! If you’re anything like us here at Very HQ, this can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Picking restaurants, picking the outfits, getting your hair and nails done. And that’s just us boys! On top of all that, there are the gifts to think about; but have no fear ladies; once again, very_marc is here to save the day!

Whether you’re working on a budget, or you’re trying to go extravagant and make a real impression on your special someone, we’ve got you covered for anything you need. These are our picks to make the man in your life smile.

Novelty Gifts

We’ve got a great range of budget gifts under £20 here at Very. We’ve got everything from Novelty Gifts, to Sporting Gifts and everything in between. These are a couple of our favourites.

Purple Ronnie Mug – we know how good you think he looks with a silly smile across his face, and what better way to achieve that than the poetic comedy genius of Purple Ronnie? He’s been entertaining us for years and he might even make you a cuppa too when making the tea with this!

Doctor Who: The Doctor – His Lives and Times (Hardback) – If he’s anything like us, then he’s been hooked on Doctor Who since the 2005 reboot starring Christopher Eccleston as the ninth doctor. This book covers both the fiction with mocked-up posters, press cuttings and adverts, and a behind the scenes history of The Doctor.
Shop all Dr Who by clicking here.

Playing It Safe

If he’s the kind of man who has everything, or if he’s just really hard to buy for, you can’t go too far wrong with Aftershaves, Wallets and Toiletries (we’re easy to please, really!).

These are a selection of our best selling aftershaves.

1. Paco Rabanne 1 Million Mens 100ml

2. Davidoff Echo Homme Spray 100ml

3. Calvin Klein Contradiction for Men 50ml

4. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Mens 75ml

5. Armani Diamonds For Men 50 ml

Shop our full range of aftershave here.

You could even use one of the ideas we normally have for you and buy us some underwear. Calvin Klein is always a good look, and you can shop our range of CK’s here.

The Personal Touch

We’ve got a full range of personalised products with everything covered from pens and cufflinks to pocket watches and wallets. We can’t pass up the opportunity to mention our Personalised Malt Whisky in Silk Lined Gift Box. It can be personalised with up to 99 characters, directly onto the label, so you can even leave him a special message on there . If you wanted to make a set, this Whiskey Glass is the perfect accompaniment.

Shop all our personalised products by clicking here.

 

For the Gamer in your life

We’ve got a great range of games from some of the classics like Gears of War 3 for Xbox 360, or The Last of Us on PS3, to the newest blockbusters like Call of Duty: Ghosts or Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

If he’s already got every game he could possibly desire, then how about letting him unleash his inner child with our Remote Controlled Infra-Red Helicopter? Just be sure your dodging skills are up to scratch if you let him loose with one of these!!

 

Keeping Time

We all like being spoiled with a nice watch a special occasions, and here at Very we have every taste covered. These are our a few of our favourites.

1. Armani Exchange Mens Diamante Detail Sports Watch

2. Ice-Watch Ice Vintage Black Dial and Brown Leather Strap Mens Watch

3. Police Tornado Black Strap Mens Watch

 


Shop all our watches by clicking here.

Something different


Did you know our  Experiences Collection has everything from a Night in Paris With River Cruise to 4×4 Off Road Driving Thrills brought to you by ‘Virgin Experience Days’?

Our best sellers include Hot Air Balloon FlightsStadium Tours and Spa Days but if you’re looking for something a bit more off-the-wall for him then there is Indoor Skydiving in a wind tunnel, The Incredible Auto Circus where he can take part in 6 exciting motor racing events and an Aerobatic Flight where he can experience the thrill of aerobatic manoeuvres to name a few!

Shop all our Experiences by clicking here.

Hopefully this has taken the stress out of your Valentine’s Day this year, and don’t forget to check out our Very Treats when you pick his gifts, so that you can get a little something for yourself thrown in especially from us for your efforts!

Bye For Now,

Marc

Blog header graphic designed by Sara Yates.

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas: For Her

Ahh it’s that time of year again where you start to casually wonder what to get your partner (we all know you guys are laid back – when by now us girls have got your presents sorted…or at least an idea of what to get you!) so why not let us guide you with a few hints and tips of what you could get the missus or that secret crush as a little surprise for Valentine’s Day – guaranteed to keep you in her good books or even put you on her radar!

Novelty Gifts
Want to throw yourself in to the Valentine’s Day celebrations with novelty and quirky overload gifts? How about these chocolates from Thorntons –  or these novelty Tea Lights from Love Hearts? Maybe you want the ultimate in Valentines  soppiness when you decorate the house out with these “I Love You” balloons and a sprinkling of red roses?

Perhaps your looking for a smaller token like the Love Hearts Heat Changing Mug or a teddy from Me To You?  There’s so much to choose from at Very and we’d like to think we have everything in the one place for you guys to easily pick and choose your gifts all from the comfort of your own home.

The Cliche & Personal Gifting
Whether its  Flowers, Candles, Chocolates or Champagne …maybe even both, you know these are the safest options for Valentines Day to keep you in the good books. Our customers at Very have a particular taste for Lanson Champagne…hint hint.

You can also get personal with our Personalised Gifts or Personalised Jewellery – so whether it is a heart necklace or personalised candle you’ll find something perfect here.

The Usual Suspects
We know your little tricks and that you go in to the nearest store and ask what perfume to buy your partner without any thought in the matter or the best selling Beauty gift for her – online it may appear harder for you because you can’t smell it and you might not want to trawl through the reviews, so we’ve been kind and listed the top 5 for each…your welcome!

  1. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb 100ml EDT
  2. Paco Rabanne Lady Million 50ml EDP
  3. D&G The One 50ml EDP
  4. Agent Provocateur EDP 100 ml Spray
  5. Armani Emporio She/Elle EDP 50ML Spray
  1. BaByliss 2667U Curl Secret Hair Styler – this was a big hit at Christmas and guaranteed to get you in the good books on Valentines Day
  2. ghd Wonderland Gift Set – if she hasn’t got a pair of ghd’s she will thank you for this gift, they have remained popular since they were released
  3. Skin Care – Murad is a favourite amongst celebrities and you can find some lovely products in this range
  4. Nail Polish – OPI and Nails Inc – If she likes Nail Polish she will definitely love these brands
  5. Make Up – Illamasqua would be your best bet
  • Lingerie
    A popular Valentines Gift for many! Get the right size and she’ll love you forever…get the wrong size and you’re in the dog house, so approach this gifting idea with caution.

The Romantic Gifts
You want something a little bit different or unique to woo your partner then, well have a look at some of our suggestions here – you’ll be surprised to know you can get this all from Very!

The Proposal perhaps?

If you’re thinking about popping the question this Valentines Day your in luck! – Not only are most of our Engagement Rings in sale but our new collection has just landed so we have something to suit every budget and taste.

Our Bestsellers include:

1. 9 Carat White Gold 100pt Diamond Solitaire Ring
2. 
Moissanite 50pt Solitaire 9 Carat Yellow Gold Ring
3. Moissanite 18 Carat White Gold 100pt Equivalent Cushion-Cut Ring
4. 9 Carat Yellow Gold 6pt Diamond Illusion Set Ring
5. 9 Carat White Gold 30pt Diamond Twist Illusion-Set Ring

We hope you found this blog useful and found something to dazzle your partner with this Valentine’s Day!

Kate x

Blog header graphic designed by Sara Yates.

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Style Steal Valentine’s Special: Dress Like Audrina Patridge

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is on 14 February, but the shops are already full with gifts and cards and the bars and clubs are coming up with special offers. Whether I’m going out with someone or I’m single, I always make an effort to look nice on Valentine’s Day because if I look good I feel good. Besides, you’re not going to meet Prince Charming (or a David Beckham lookalike) sat at home in your pyjamas feeling sorry for yourself.

When I saw a photo of The Hills reality TV star Audrina Patridge at a pre-Grammy party, I thought it was a great Valentine’s outfit. It’s not super revealing so you won’t look desperate but you will stand out for the right reasons due to the attention-grabbing colour and the close fit. Wearing it with chunky black boots adds some extra attitude and the strappy boots are also quite sexy. So I had a look at Very to see if I could indeed dress like Audrina on Valentine’s night and I came cross the Definitions sheer yoke jewel dress. For the black ankle boots, check out the Dr Martens Parkway Candice bondage heeled sandals.

Have you worked out what you’re doing on Valentine’s Day yet? I think I need to organise a night with the girls to show this dress off!

Love Zoex

PS For more fashion news and celebrity gossip see my daily celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like A VIP

Fearne at Home SS14

Fearne Cotton Home Collection SS14

Very girls looking to treat their home to a unique, sassy new look know they need look no further than Fearne Cotton’s exclusive homeware range. And the really exciting bit? The gorgeous Fearne has just revealed her new Spring Summer 14 collection for us!

So let us take you through the range and Fearne’s inspiration for it and then we’ll leave you to the hard part – deciding which pieces to buy!

Fearne’s home is sophisticated, modern, eclectic and beautiful, reflecting her strong individual style. Her Spring Summer 14 range echoes this through bold prints and patterns that give a vintage, shabby chic style with a modern twist, referencing both antiques and current trends that translates current fashions into interior design.

Just check out those stunning 2, 3 and 6 drawer chests in gorgeous pink, black and blue. Ornate, decorative and practical too (like you’re worried about that last one!) they show the amazing combination of old and new stamped with bold colours. Or how about that Fearne favourite, the Melrose Blossom chair and footstool which is now available in an on-trend blue colour pop. Fearne calls it “the most elegant beautiful chair to brighten up any room,” and we have to agree! Even better, the Melrose sofa and chair are now available in matching blue colourways so you can coordinate your room gorgeously.

If you’re more about creating some beautiful accents, rather than remodelling your whole space, Fearne has that covered too! The black and white vintage mirrors lend a touch of elegant gothic, while the Erin picture frames come in blue and pink to give an on-trend pop of neon to your home.  And if bold prints are your thing you’ll love Fearne’s Hummingbird collection that’s been picked from her scrapbook and has an airy, feminine feel.

If you’re feeling retro and girly, the Erin bedding range will be right up your street too, with it’s cream and pink vintage lace-inspired style that ties in with the fashion trend for rustic chic. Fearne herself can’t wait to use this one come summer to brighten up a bedroom with a fresh feel!

We’ve only taken you through a tiny part of Fearne’s beautiful Spring Summer collection here so make sure you head to the site to check out the full collection where you’ll find gorgeous new items as well as new colour options for some of your favourites!

Love Sarah x

PS. I also blog over at Sarah’s Adventures in Literature Land if you enjoy a good book!

Fearne Home Competition

Fearne Cotton: Home Collection Facebook Competition

***Competition now closed, Thank you for entering*** To celebrate the launch of Fearne’s SS14 Home Collection we are giving you the chance to WIN this beautiful Hummingbird Duvet Set (Double) and the matching Hummingbird Cushion.  

To enter this competition, simply watch the behind the scenes coverage with Fearne on this YouTube video and answer the question on the Facebook post to be entered in to the prize draw to win these fabulous pieces from the collection.

There is only one winner for this competition and they will be chosen at random entry is open from the 29th January – 4th February 2014.

Good luck!

Kate x

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 likes, shares and 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 midday 4th February 2014.

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 18.02.14. Prize: 1x Fearne Cotton Home: Double Hummingbird Duvet Set and 1x Fearne Cotton Home: Hummingbird Cushion. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependant. If we do not receive a response within 3 days we will choose another winner.

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 A Curvy Kate Ritzy Baby Doll & Thong Set

***Competition now closed, Thank you for entering*** Curvy Kate are passionate about offering gorgeously fitted garments for a feel-good figure. Developed with loads of love, dashings of fun and a flirty edge, Curvy Kate offers pretty yet comfortable staples for day, with more racy numbers for when you’re feeling a little more oh la la – Enter cupid and his bow and arrow!

We love Valentines because we believe it’s about treating ourselves and loving the body we were given. Curvy Kate wants you to feel a million dollars in your lingerie. They love all types of curves, as they know each and every one of you is different.

Although it’s fairly horrid outside we have dozens of reasons to look super-hot indoors. This season the curve-loving D to K cup brand have produced a delectable palette of eye-catching lingerie sets and babydolls. Good enough to eat, with unique styling, fun embroideries and delightful finishing touches, the Spring Summer collection encourages you to love the skin you’re in and take time to enjoy life! With design features complementing a variety of skin tones – Curvy Kate will boost your busts, body and confidence.

A few pieces on our Valentine’s wish list include the eye-popping Princess in a bright coral (above) with pink ribbon. Available in D to K cups, it has a soft raised Polka Dot and cute ribbon slot.

Another need-right-now piece is the new Eden (above) which has a cute floral print adorning the cups. Giving an incredible lift and shape, this balcony bra is super comfy, offers a perfect fit and will certainly boost those assets.

An all-time favourite is the Portia bra in lime and pink. Bored of the usual reds and pinks thrown at you over the season of love, go for something more zesty and zingy and stand out from the crowd. Available in D to K cups, the cup is embroidered with criss-cross styling whilst a contrasting ribbon runs across the top cup.

There are loads more feel-good pieces though, so fall in love with Curvy Kate and find something perfect for you and your curves!


We’re loving Curvy Kate so much right now, we want you to see try it for yourself. The team is giving away a Ritzy Babydoll set to one lucky winner. All you have to do is comment below and let us know which Curvy Kate piece is your favourite and why?

It’s time to get your curve on!

Good Luck x

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 midday 4th February 2014.

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 05.02.14. Prize: 1 x Curvy Kate Ritzy Baby Doll & Thong Set. There is no cash alternative and prizes are stock dependant. If we do not receive a response within 1 day we will choose another winner.

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 TICKETS TO A SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING OF CUBAN FURY!

***Competition now closed, Thank you for entering*** Beneath Bruce Garrett’s shabby, overweight exterior, the passionate beating heart of a salsa king lays dormant.  Only one woman can reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click – Nick Frost IS Cuban Fury! From the producer of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s End comes Cuban Fury  – the hilarious, feel-good and must-see comedy for Valentine’s Day. The film’s cast includes an ensemble of great comedy talent including Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Olivia Colman, Kayvan Novak and Ian McShane.

Just take a look at the trailer to give you a taste of this Salsa-infused film:

To celebrate the release of this new British comedy we have TEN pairs of tickets to giveaway to ten lucky winners so they can be amongst the first to see Cuban Fury before its release in cinemas on Valentine’s Day! 

BUT before we share details on how you can be in with a chance of getting your hands on these tickets, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you get your very own chic salsa look for a dancing night out, just like those Latin-inspired outfits in Cuban Fury!

The Dresses

Ensure that you shake it up in this sexy little TFNC white dress with a frilled skirt. The perfect item to show off your grooves!

You could spice it up even more in a red-hot cut out dress with luscious lace embellishments from Little Mistress, a great way to show off your super spins!

The Shoes
Make sure you strut and step out in these absolutely glamorous heels like these Little Mistress Irving Cut Out Sandals that will turn up the heat! Perfect for practising your salsa step!

The Makeup

Create a sultry smoky eye with this lovely trio from Bourjois, sure to captivate anyone who spots you on the dance floor.

No bold look is complete without a bold lip! Turn heads with this radiant rouge from Bourjois.

The Accessories
Make sure to spruce up your spicy look with a simple yet flashy bangle – like this one from Fiorelli, a sure way to stand out on the dancefloor:

The Dancing!

Now that you’re dressed to impress, test your Latin-infused look out on this hip-shaking Latin music! Master your moves before you hit the club!

Now you know how to get the Salsa look, find out how you could be in with a chance of winning tickets to a special preview screening of Cuban Fury in a central London location.

All you need to do is comment below and let us know what you love about Salsa dancing the most?

Good Luck! x

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COMPETITION: TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Competition closes at Midday 6 February
  • Open to UK residents only
  • Winners must be over the age of 15
  • If the winner is under the age of 18, they MUST use their other ticket to take an adult or guardian over the age of 18
  • Prize for the ten winners is two tickets (1 pair) each to a preview screening of Cuban Fury in a central London location on the evening of Wednesday 12 February
  • Winners will be picked at random and contacted by the site
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Stars Shine On The Grammy Awards Red Carpet

The Grammys is one of the most incredible celebrations of the world’s best music but this year all the attendees went the extra mile when it came to fashion. It wasn’t enough to simply turn up and find out if they’d won – they had to out-dress each other. Or should that be sparkly-dress each other as it seemed they went all out to dazzle, quite literally, in embellished dresses. If you’ve got it then flaunt it!

The party started on Saturday night, the day before the awards as P Diddy hosted a pre-Grammy party as did music industry legend Clive Davis. This means that there were a lot of fabulous and daring outfits to drool over as well as the ones on the night itself. Here are my top five dresses from the Grammy weekend and then I’ll get into who won what.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry (above) always dresses for the occasion – I remember when she hosted the MTV awards and had a West Ham football outfit in one of her costume changes in honour to her husband Russell Brand in the audience. But this musical themed dress manages to combine old school glamour with a cheeky twist. Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can wear it on your dress?

Rita Ora

 

Rita Ora kept up the fashion stakes for us Brits as she shone on the red carpet – quite literally. She looked stunning in an metallic green dress and we’re not the only ones to think this as she was spotted with her on-off boyfriend Calvin Harris. Looks like they’re back on!

Taylor Swift

Also showing her fabulous figure in a goddess-like sequin maxi dress was pop princess Taylor Swift. With a tight bodice and a belt, Taylor created some curves and stood out…for the right reasons. All the men she’s broken up with (and sung about) must be kicking themselves.

Paris Hilton

I haven’t seen the Hilton hotel heiress on the party scene for ages but it looks like she is back and better than ever. The party dress she wore at the pre-Grammys party leaves little to the imagination but if you can’t dress up for the Grammy’s then when can you? Also, Paris is launching her own music career, teaming up with Cash Money, so she needs to dress to get noticed.

Rihanna

Rihanna never disappoints when it comes to award ceremony fashion! She has an incredible figure and she totally flaunted it at Clive Davis’s party. Her legs were out and the top of the dress was low-cut. But it’s the colour I like the most. Black is nice on occasions, but I think a colourful dress is always good to get a girl attention and Rihanna thrives on being in the spotlight.

Beyonce

I know I said I would write about the Top Five but Beyonce is in a league of her own! She opened up the awards by doing a steamy duet with her husband Jay-Z and then took everyone’s breath away in a barely-there white maxi dress. I’d say she’s looker slimmer than ever after having her daughter Blue Ivy (now two). If you look closely, the white dress contained small crystals so she had the lace, the sparkles and the bright colour – I love it!

Now onto the winners. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Daft Punk were the main winners of the night with four awards each but there was another award for our Adele as Skyfall won Be Song For Visual Media. Also, Paul McCartney picked up a gong for Best Music Film. There were a lot of categories but the winners list includes:

Album of the Year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
Record of the Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

 Song of the Year: “Royals,” Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Royals,” Lorde

 Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Best Pop Instrumental Album: “Steppin’ Out,” Herb Alpert
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
Best Dance/Electronica Album: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble
Best Metal Performance: “God Is Dead?” Black Sabbath
Best Rock Album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin
Best Alternative Music Album: “Modern Vampires Of The City,” Vampire Weekend
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna
Best R&B Album: “Girl On Fire,” Alicia Keys
Best Rap Performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Best Rap Song: “Thrift Shop,” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
Best Rap Album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell
Best Music Video: “Suit & Tie,” Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
Best Music Film: “Live Kisses,” Paul McCartney

What a night! Whose outfit did you like best?

Love Zoex

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