Monthly Archives: May 2014

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#WIN a gamers dream bundle with Watch_Dogs!

***Competition now closed – Thank you for entering*** Have you ever been stuck in traffic on the way home and wished you could control the lights?

Ever wanted to increase your bank balance at the touch of a button?

With Watch_Dogs, the latest release from Ubisoft you can do all this and more.  Available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC, you take control of Aiden Pearce, a highly skilled hacker who can play around on either side of the law.

This Third-person Open World Action Adventure is set in an alternate Chicago where CtOS (Central Operating System)is a supercomputer that controls every piece of technology in the city and contains information on all the city’s residents.

At Very, we’ve been getting more and more excited for this game, and so we’ve managed to snag some prizes, just for you lovely people.

Prize outline:
2 x bundle giveaways – 1 for the XB1 & 1 for the PS4 consisting of:

  • 1x Aiden Pierce figurines
  • 1x WD t-shirts
  • 1x WD Hoodies
  • 1x WD 4 GB credit card stlye USB drives
  • 1x Watch_Dogs DedSec collector’s edition

To enter, all you have to do is comment below and tell us what is the name of the lead character & genius hacker in the Watch_Dogs game? Also let us know whether you would prefer the XB1 bundle or PS4 bundle.

Good luck!

Marc

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 June 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 30.06.14. Prize: 2x bundle giveaways, one per winner plus 1x Aiden Pierce figurine, 1x WD t-shirts, 1x WD Hoodie, 1x WD 4 GB credit card stlye USB drive, 1x Watch_Dogs DedSec collector’s edition (please state whether XB1 Watch_Dogs game or for PS4 Watch_Dogs game). There is no cash alternative. 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.

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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Jack & Jones SS14 collection has landed!

With summer on the horizon it’s time to freshen up your man’s wardrobe and introduce him to the new SS14 collection from JACK & JONES.

Known for their casual menswear style since 1989, this summer JACK & JONES have returned with cutting new lines and specific collections to best compliment your man’s style.

If he’s looking for innovative street and work wear with refreshing and long lasting designs then the CORE range is for him. Offering structured designs with a plain block colour palette, soft cottons and cool prints it’s a perfect style for the streets. Inspired by the world of sport and technical clothing with a unique cut and sewn seams it’s a great example of how the architectural and construction industry can infuse and inspire clothing.

For the more daring individual, the ORIGINALS by JACK & JONES Collection is perfect for summer. From three vibrant colour palettes to all over micro prints this collection is sure to bring boldness and attitude to your man’s wardrobe. Offering an individual look, the trend-driven collection takes us back to the college and campus lifestyle we all love and miss!

You can now dress from head to toe in matching style as JACK & JONES offer everything from jackets, tees and accessories providing fast fashion steals that are affordable and of the best quality.

Head over to the new JACK & JONES Brandstore to shop the collections now.

Happy Shopping!

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Festival Season: Festival Beauty

The Very guide to being a beauty queen this festival season is here! With colour pop lipsticks and luxe nail paint you will find endless items that are simply crucial additions to your shopping list (or should we say haul!). We know that festival beauty can be a intimidating look to achieve – so much glitter and such big hair! That’s why we’ve created three easy-to-achieve, irresistible looks to suit the festival of your choice. All you need to do is decide whether you’re a Pop Princess, a Boho Glam Queen or perhaps a Kooky Cute girl – if you’re not sure then just Whatsapp your BFF! Pop Princess – Great for: V Festival, Reading, T in the Park Pop PrincessGet poppy here: Rimmel The Maxx Bold Curves Mascara, Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad, Boujois Rouge Edition, Barry M Dragon Fly. Boho Glam – Great for: Isle of White, Glastonbury, South West South West Boho GlamGet glam here: Bourjois Dark Kohl Mascara, Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio, Maybelline babylips, Illamasque Nail Varnish Kooky Cute – Great for: Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Sonar Kooky CuteGet cute here: YSL Volume Effect False Lash Mascara, Bourjois Colour edition 24hrs, Bourjois Colour Edition 24 hrs, Boujois Colour Boost, OPI Nail Varnish For more beauty inspiration see our Festival Fashion and Beauty Pinterest Board, Love, Roanna x

p.s. Check out my blog becomingraje for a stylish take on fashion, life and beauty.

Festival Beauty graphics by Svea Carney.

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Exclusive Gossip: The Edge Of Tomorrow London Premiere

Three premieres across two different continents in just one day – I have never heard of this before until today! I’ve seen two premieres in the UK in one day with Steve Coogan’s film Alpha Papa having a premiere in Norwich and London. But Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt did London, Paris and New York in 24 hours.

Their film, the Edge of Tomorrow, includes action, science-fiction, war and a love story. Tom and Emily are soldiers facing an alien attack and they get regenerated until they get closed to defeating the enemy. It’s a completely unique storyline and for that it deserved a spectacular day of premieres. It started in London at 645 am, then Paris was 2pm and New York at 10pm. But can someone please explain how Emily looked this good before most people have had breakfast?

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On the red carpet, Emily revealed her secret. It’s called Krav Manga – a martial art that involves fighting to win using any tactic you want like biting and scratching. Emily said it taught her to defend herself as well as helping her stamina and giving her a total body workout. She’s a brave woman! But she looks stunning in her multi-coloured dress doesn’t she?

Despite the early morning start, another of the film’s stars, Charlotte Riley, looked flawless in a gold dress as she walked the red carpet with her boyfriend Tom Hollander. I love a gold dress – it makes the wearer look like a princess!

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Because of the early start, there were not that many stars except for the ones directly involved with the film but Guy Ritchie did take his pregnant wife Jacqui. She looked radiant in a blue maxi dress despite being hours away from giving birth. It’s a good job she didn’t give birth in the movie theatre.

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The film is out in the UK on 30 May. It’s definitely different and with romance and fighting it’s one girls and boys can appreciate.

Love Zoex


PS For more fashion and celebrity news check out my celebrity lifestyle blog Live like a VIP

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#VERYSUMMEREDIT BEHIND THE SCENES

Want the scoop from the shoot? Well you’re in the right place, lady! Check out exactly what happened when we introduced three gorgeous models to summer’s hottest trends…

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NOTES FROM A STYLIST

In case that wasn’t enough good stuff and gossip, we grabbed 5 minutes with our on set fashion expert to bring you her top tips for a stylish summer.

BUY FLOWERS

Printed blooms are flourishing once more in the world of spring/summer fashion! You won’t have to water them, but you will have to bring them up to ’14 scratch by rocking power petals on the coolest of co-ordinates. Invest in matching tops and skirts because not only will they look amazing worn together, they’ll make one heck of a savvy suitcase solution by giving you the option to mix ‘n’ match your separates – just like you would your bikini!

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Good news, ladies – the sporty look isn’t just confined to the gym. In fact, we’re crushing on cute day dresses paired with trainers instead of sandals right now. Go on, take Lily Allen as your muse and give it a go! If you’re not totally convinced, fast track to sports luxe with boyish sunnies or by teaming monochrome shades with pops of bright colour. Just keep that silhouette sleek and wear them all the day and all of the night.

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Dusty pinks, powder blues and twists of lemon – this season’s sugary shades look just as sweet all mixed up so don’t be afraid to clash those candy colours! Take inspiration from our shoot and introduce your wardrobe to a little feminine menswear – yep, you read that right! The hit of the day was our pastel pink suit that takes borrowing from the boys to a whole new level.

PASTELSBEHINDTSSAY KIMO-YES!

Embellished kaftans and kimonos will add a touch of glamour to your bikinis and cozzies during the daytime, then see you straight through from sand to sangria in the evening if you simply add heels and a splash of denim. Et voila! Beauty and the beach.

BTSLMwah x

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#verysummeredit PASTELS

Hey sugar! As summer well and truly kicks off we really wanna take you to the candy shop. But before you grab your pick ‘n’ mix scoop, no, we’re not talking lollipops and cola bottles! As always, we’re chatting fashion, and it’s our ruling right now that dark muted shades are out and sickly sorbet hues are in! So let’s turn your wardrobe into an ice cream parlour and get you looking drop dead gorgeous for those delicious summer days. Yum!

Believe it or not, it’s really easy to pull off sweet & chic. What’s more, there are so many ways you can make this trend work for your style – be it feminine & classic or boyish & sporty. But remember, whatever your look or mood may be – you will need to Shake Your Bon Bon but you won’t need to just stick to one pastel!

Just like a packet of Love Hearts, a good mix of style sweetness will work – whether it’s top-to-toe colour or a zing of yellow slicing through pretty sky blue. Note: this #trend is totally not restricted by block shades. In fact, for SS14 you’ll need to chuck in some florals because stems will act like spray-on wardrobe sunshine! It’s no secret that lovely blooms and british heat are less of a fashion fling and more of an everlasting love. So much so that the artist formerly known as prints takes a backseat with this trend, ditching the likes of gingham and remaining faithful to full-on petal power…

…and we LOVE it.

Are the words “I want candy!” escaping your pout right now? Then you better get ready for an eyeful! Check out our latest Summer Fashion Campaign shots plus a good bit of pastel inspo in case they weren’t sweet enough…

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Convinced? Get your sugar fix now at Very.co.uk.

Love,

Francine x

Psst! Our favourite pieces are the girl-meets-boy suit, cool floral co-ords & the printed trouser/yellow blazer combo – swoon!

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Exclusive Gossip: The Very VIP Summer Collection Party

While the summer weather in Britain is on and off at the moment, we can add some brightness to our lives with what we wear. As Very held it’s third VIP event at the Vinyl Factory in London’s Soho, the bright colours and bold prints took my breath away! And I wasn’t the only one. Tons of style bloggers and ex Made in Chelsea star turned model Millie Mackintosh poured over the best picks of the summer collections from Love Label and Definitions.

Millie, may look very slim but she does love her food. I spotted her nibbling on the mini burgers and mini pizzas served at the event. But then she does have a reason for needing to stay current with food trends as well as fashion trends as it was announced today that she will be taking part in Celebrity Masterchef 2014. Millie is working on her own clothing line as well – watch this space! – and she has her own range of strip eyelashes. She’s not stopped working since leaving Made in Chelsea. which is impressive! As well as Millie’s outfit, my attention was caught by several cool key pieces available now at Very for summer such as this gorgeous white Love Label lace playsuit.

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There were tons of items that got me in the mood for festival season as I can imagine wearing the Love label frill playsuit at the front of the photo below with some cute ankle boots.

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Everywhere I looked there was something cute and colourful. I liked the bright blue dress and the semi-floral dress at the front. Florals are definitely big this season!

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In one respect it was just like a Kim Kardashian party as there was a photobooth. I couldn’t resist getting in with fashion bloggers From Frumpy To Funky and Prince Cassius. My pink top is the Love Label rose burnout t-shirt.

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Nails Inc provided a bit of pampering for the VIPs on the night, showing off their summer pastel colours of light blues and light pinks and mint green.

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There was a henna stand so guests could add a finishing touch to their outfits. The artists were so talented matching the prints on the outfits to the tattoo artwork.

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But we all know that it’s the music that really makes a party so just like there was fashion to suit all tastes, there was a silent disco where you could choose the soundtracks – chart vs old school. I kept switching between both as I couldn’t decide. The pink headphones matched my top!

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The combination of bright clothes, music and summery nail varnishes meant I left the event with a big grin on my face. There’s no point in waiting until the sun comes out to wear bright clothes. Just wearing something colourful lifts your mood and I think it lifts your skin tone so you look more radiant even if you’re not feeling it. No matter what, let’s make summer bright – what do you think?

Love Zoex

PS For more fashion and celebrity gossip check out my celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like a VIP

Smile Month

National Smile Month

***Competition now closed – Thank you for entering*** Something to Smile about…

National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping you develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Manual Vs Electric To help you achieve a healthy mouth and great smile we have had conducted user trials for 4 weeks using some of the leading electric toothbrushes  on the market. Below is what our users found: smile 2 Philips Diamond Clean “I found the Philips Diamond Clean to give a much better clean, from the first time I used it.  It felt like they I just been to the dentist for a scale and polish.  I saw my surface stains lifting from day 1.  I was very pleased with the results after 4 weeks and would highly recommend the Philips Diamond Clean”. 5/5   Oral-B TriZone 1000 Electric Toothbrush “I found my teeth felt much cleaner than using my manual toothbrush.  I was pleased with the improved whiteness of my teeth after the 4 weeks of use.  The toothbrush had great battery life.  I will not be going back to a manual and would certainly recommend everyone switching to an electric toothbrush”. 5/5   Colgate Pro Clinical A1500 Toothbrush “I have never used an electric toothbrush before, this was my first and I was really surprised with the result.  I used the toothbrush for 4 weeks and noticed a whole 2 shades difference in my teeth.  I would certainly recommend this product; it gave such a thorough clean feeling that lasted all day”. 5/5   With National Smile month in full swing, we have lots of amazing offers available on our Dental Care products.  Grab yourself a bargain and make your smile ping! Now to be in with a chance on winning a Philips Diamond Clean and Philips AirFloss simply comment below with the answer to the following question: What is the recommended length of time brush your teeth for? Good Luck! Love The Very Beauty Team 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 11th June 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 30.06.14. Prize includes: Philips Diamond Clean and Philips AirFloss. 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. 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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Red Carpet Gossip And Winners At British Soap Awards 2014

It’s a tough time of year for the soap stars. Just a week after the TV BAFTAs they had to find more eye-popping outfits for the British Soap Awards, which is the most glamorous night of the year for the soap industry. All the main four soaps – Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Eastenders and Hollyoaks – were well-represented and it was completely impossible to pick just one best-dressed from the night. So before I explain who won what, I’m picking my top two from each soap.

In Coronation Street (above), Michelle Keegan showed just why she’s won Sexiest Soap Actress for the sixth year running as she looked stunning in a monochrome trouser suit. The straight-leg trousers emphasise her fabulous figure and it’s really refreshing that she is brave enough to wear trousers on the red carpet. Bravery is sexy! Also taking a risk was Brooke Vincent, who went for a maxi skirt and a gold crop top rather than a dress. Now Michelle has quit the soap, maybe Brooke will take her Sexiest Female crown next year. Watch this space! Then check out the lovely Eastenders ladies below,

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Charlie Brook, who plays scheming Janine, looked gorgeous in a black maxi dress. She’s so much more elegant when she’s not playing Janine, which shows just how good an actress she is to transform herself. The same goes for Jacqueline Jossa, who plays trouble Lauren Branning, as off screen she looks sweet and feminine. I quite like how the black and the lace and the blue complement each other – you don’t see this much but she makes it work and it is more attention grabbing than a plain black dress.

Hollyoaks was the main award winner of the night, winning the overall category Best Soap for the first time ever. They must have known they were winning, I think, as every single star looked like they were dressed for The Oscars. Stephanie Waring looked like an old school movie siren in a mermaid like gold maxi dress whereas Nikki Sanderson’s bandeau dress even had a train. Very special!

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The Emmerdale ladies were more classically stylish in comparison. Natalie Anderson looked incredible in a red maxi dress whereas Charley Webb, a long-serving actress in the soap, showed she was an expert in dressing for awards ceremonies in a conventional black dress with a mesh twist. I liked it!

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And the winners are:

Sexiest male: Danny Mac – Hollyoaks

Sexiest female: Michelle Keegan – Coronation Street

Villian of the year: Anna Passey – Hollyoaks

Best actor: David Neilson – Coronation Street

Best actress: Julie Hesmondhalgh – Coronation Street

Best comedy performance: Simon Gregson – Coronation Street

Best young performance: Ellis Hollins – Hollyoaks

Spectacular scene of the year: The Woolpack Flood & Siege – Emmerdale

Best on-screen partnership: David Neilson & Julie Hesmondhalgh – Coronation Street

Best newcomer: Maddy Hill – EastEnders

Best dramatic performance: David Neilson – Coronation Street

Best storyline: Hayley’s cancer – Coronation Street

Best single episode: Hayley’s death – Coronation Street

Outstanding achievement award: Helen Worth – Coronation Street

Outstanding achievement (off screen): Carolyn Weinstein (Company Manager – EastEnders)

Best british soap: Hollyoaks

Do you think the right people won? It made me proud to be British again as no other country does soaps as good as us!

Love Zoex

PS For more fashion and showbiz news please have a look at my celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like a VIP

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Want a tablet but need a laptop? Get them both!

We’ve got a 2 in 1 for everyone with Intel®

The grass always seems greener on the other side. That’s why smart 21st century go getters make sure they have the best of both worlds – especially when it comes to their computers.

Why force yourself to decide between a tablet and a laptop when you can have your cake and eat it too with Intel®’s 2 in 1 range? They are small enough to slip into your handbag in laptop mode and if you flip, click, spin or slide the devices, they turn into tablets, meaning they’re perfect for both work and play.

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Personally, we love the HP Pavilion X360. The device comes with a 360-degree hinge, making it one of the most easily convertible models around. You can adjust and turn it into a notebook for working, stand it up to watch films, angle it to play games or lose the stand to transform the device into a tablet. The device was designed with music in mind and has a reputation for the best-sounding, richest audio on a PC!

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Another favourite of ours from Intel®’s 2 in 1 range is the ASUS T100. It comes with Windows 8.1 for all your essential Microsoft Office programmes, including Word and Excel.  When you’re done with work for the day and want to chill out by streaming a film, its 10 inch HD screen provides sharp vibrant images for high quality viewing. It also boasts a stylish soft touch surface, making it comfortable to hold and a dedicated reading mode to reduce eyestrain.

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Finally, we can’t talk about Intel®’s 2 in 1 range without mentioning the Lenovo Yoga. This tablet and laptop in one is among the lightest on the market, ideal for people who are busy and on the go. Its outstanding eight-hour battery life also means that it can last all day without needing to be recharged.

Check out the full range now at www.very.co.uk to find out more about Intel®’s complete 2 in 1 range!

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Prepare you man for Rio Footy Fever with Adidas Battle Pack!

With Rio World Cup Fever fast approaching, Very HQ is ready and waiting to prepare your man for footy battle with the newly launched Adidas Battle Pack.

The much anticipated boot collection features four striking designs and will be worn by some of the world’s greatest football players during the World Cup this summer, including Suarez, Ozil and Messi (ask your fella – he’ll know!)

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If you thought football boots were a bland addition to your man’s sporting wardrobe you can think again as each boot features a striking black, white and orange colour way, designed to stand out amongst the frenzy of Brazilian colour set to take over Rio this summer.

What’s more – as well as looking stylish, each boot has been designed with cutting edge technology, including specially aligned studs to allow for high speed agility and a comfort frame for better pressure distribution.

Whilst treating him, why not head over to Very to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes (of the tall and glamorous variety of course!) Let’s face it; you’re going to need at least one treat to keep you going throughout the 4 weeks of football madness aren’t you?!

Happy Shopping!

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The 4K Future

We already know technology moves at an incredible pace, but since HDTV’s made their mainstream debut almost a decade ago, we haven’t seen too much come along in the way of television. That’s all about to change with the newest creation from the techy bods around the world.

4K Ultra HD TV’s are an amazing advance, with up to 4 times the resolution of traditional 1080p TV’s, giving an unbelievable image on top of all the bells and whistles you’d expect on a Smart TV. And if you’re not sure which set to go for, as always we have you covered here at Very!

If you’re looking to get in early with this new advance, then Samsung have an entry level model, the UExxHU6900 Smart 4K Ultra HD Freeview HD LED TV, available in both 40 inch and 55 inch variants Here. This LED TV has 4 HDMI Ports, so you should be able to connect all the gadgets you can think of including your PS4. This set also comes with Samsung’s own Smart Touch remote too, so you’ll be able to control your new TV with gestures on the handset.

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Samsung UEXXHU6900 Ultra HD Smart TV

If you really want to impress your friends (we know we like to show off when it comes to our new gadgets!), and want a talking point for your living room, then Toshiba might have something right up your street… The 65L9363DB 4K Ultra HD Freeview HD 65 inch 3D TV. And yes, that is a mouthful, even for us! This top of the range set comes with 4 sets of Active 3D glasses, so home cinema nights are a real possibility! Like the Samsung model, this one also comes with 4 HDMI slots, so you’ll have an excuse to pick up that Xbox One to sit underneath it now.

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Toshiba 65L9363DB Ultra HD 3D Smart TV

Now before you start to worry that your Blu-Ray collection might need starting up again with 4K Blu-Rays, just sit back and relax. Both the Samsung and the Toshiba automatically upscale your Blu-Rays to Ultra HD, so all your discs are safe and will look even better thanks to these wonders (just in case you needed any more reasons/excuses to replace the old TV)!

If you’re not quite in the market for a 4K TV just yet, BUT you are looking for a new set for the living room, then Sony have the W8 42 inch Smart, Passive 3D, Full HD LED TV. This one even comes with a Soundbar, so it’s almost a full home cinema system in one awesome little  package. As it’s not Ultra HD, the picture doesn’t quite have the same impact as the other models mentioned, but it will definitely still turn some heads!

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Sony W8 42 inch Smart Passive 3D, Full HD, LED TV

No matter which of these TV’s you pick though, you should be perfectly catered for whether you’re a lone wolf or have a bustling family to take care of. Many Smart TV’s have the ability for individual profiles for anyone in the household, with everything to personalise, from favourite shows to favourite actors! And with Netflix available as an app, even if nothing is on, you’ll still be able to find something to keep you or the kids entertained.

All in all, the 4K Revolution is steamrolling it’s way in, what better time to make the jump??

Bye for now,

Marc