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Heads Up – Alice Bands Are Back

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Aldo Alice BandIf you want to jazz up your hair do and are bored of the same style day in day out then the high street return of the Alice band could be just what you’re looking for.

I think the last time I would of worn an Alice band is when I was about 7. I cant see the trend being a big hit with me but I have managed to find a few of these accessories that I consider to be wearable.

Dorothy Perkins Alice BandIf you’re after something bold but quite plain patterned then you can find just the answer at Aldo. Its just £4.99, comes in black or brown and would certainly assist in creating a fab and smart work outfit.

With Alice bands, you just know there is always going to be a very girly option out there and I think Dorothy Perkins have created this subtle and pretty band with the more princess wannabe in mind! For just £5 either on line or in store you can add sparkly crystal hearts to brighten up your look.

Sugababes 2008 Tour

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Sugababes Album ChangeSugababes fans should be ecstatic as Heidi, Keisha and Amelle are beginning a tour around the UK from the 13th of March 2008. After a string of successful years, the Sugababes returned with a new member, Amelle, and came back with many hits including the very popular and catchy ‘About You Now’ number 1 single from the number 1 album ‘Change’. They are one of the most thriving girl bands in the UK.

The girls are set to play in London, Plymouth, Brighton, Oxford, Manchester, Leicester, Glasgow, Sheffield and Newcastle to name a few. To book your tickets visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk before they sell out. Tickets cost around £26 plus an additional booking fee.

If you’re not able to attend the event you can buy their album for £8.98 at Amazon.co.uk.

Kylie Makes Her Comeback

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Kylie XAfter a long time out of the limelight the beautiful Kylie Minogue is back with a hot brand new single and a fantastic brand new album to follow. The pop princess’s new single ‘2 Hearts’ is a catchy, edgy pop tune with a sexy video of Kylie singing on stage to accompany it.

The ‘2 Hearts’ music video, that is currently hogging much of the music channels airtime is available on iTunes now for £1.89 and the single is due to be released on the 5th of November digitally and 12th of November commercially. The brand new, much anticipated album ‘X’ is released on the 26th of November and is currently available to pre-order from Amazon for £8.98 with free delivery.

The New Skype Phone From 3

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I have been a customer of 3 Mobile for many years now, at first I joined because they had the cheapest deals available and I was a poor student! Over the years they have continued to offer me great deals and even though I haven’t been overly impressed with their customer service team I have been a loyal customer pretty much since they launched.

3 Skype Phone

I was therefore very excited today when I heard about the new Skype Phone technology they have developed. The new phone allows users to make free calls via Skype on their mobiles to anyone in the world, even customers on pay-as-you-go can benefit from the service as long as they top up a minimum of £10 per month.

If only their customer service skills were as impressive as their products, they’d probably take over the mobile world!!

Via Pyrosoft

A Gift From Benefit

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Best of Benefit Gift SetBenefit make up is possibly one of the best brands of make up out there along with the obvious MAC, Clinique and YSL to name a few. With its amazing products and well presented packaging every girl I know would welcome a Benefit gift.

So naturally Benefit has created a perfect gift to give your friends, The Best of Benefit: Iconic Classics. This box set includes some of Benefits best products, BADgal lash, dr. feelgood and benetint, three must haves for a basic make up bag. The limited edition, classic selection is £39.50 and available at HQ Hair.

Her Glossiness Gift SetOr perhaps the limited edition, Her Glossiness Gift Set with a set of three double ended lip glosses costing £19.50 also available from www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk would be more suitable?

How To Walk In High Heels

Monday, October 29th, 2007

How To Walk In High Heels by Camilla MortonLooking for a girly gift this Christmas? How to Walk in High Heels by Camilla Morton is ideal for the quintessential girl about town.

A Sunday Times Best seller, How to Walk in High Heels is The Girls Guide to Everything and is not far off its title and slogan. With chapters containing titles such as how to be stylish, how to be groomed, how to deal with unpleasant situations and how to perform, to name a few, this read is perfect for a perfectionist. According to the book, Camilla Morton studied at Central St Martins and spent her final year working at Vogue then moved to Paris and worked for John Galliano at Christian Dior. With a long list of credentials Morton seems to have an idea about what women should be and you can find some handy tips in this read.

Invest in your copy at Amazon currently selling for £4.79… bargain!

Cushion Comfy

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Red Embroidered CushionIts always welcoming when your friends and family make an effort to decorate their home. Being at university my friends usually put their energy into decorating their bedrooms and the amount of cute cushions I have seen recently is ongoing… I really appreciate the beauty of cushions and how they can make a bland room look beautiful.

Cream Embroidered  CushionLaura Ashley has some fabulous cushions and with a sale on at the moment it’s the best time to invest. This Embroidered Cushion, now £15 down from £30 in burgundy is pretty and would look wonderful with deep coloured room décor such as midnight blues and purples. Or perhaps for lighter coloured bedroom décor this Square Damask Cushion costing £10.80 down from £30 would be better suited in cream.

Freemasons cover Alanis

Friday, October 26th, 2007

I’ve fallen back in love with pop music so I’m afraid you are going to have to listen to me rave about the latest chart hits on this blog for a while, as well as how fit Mark Ronson is! My absolute favourite track at the moment is Freemason’s cover of Alanis Morrisette’s little known song Uninvited. The original track can be found on Alanis’s MTV Unplugged Live CD and is an amazing song. Hopefully this cover will bring it the recognition it deserves. The lyrics which are about reservations we all feel about letting ourselves succumb to a new admirer are what make this song, but the music is also very dark and powerful.

The Freemasons remix retains all the moody harmonies while giving the song new impetus with a sexy driving beat. Bailey Tzuke has replaced Alanis’s on this cover. She has been hailed as the new joss stone and is usually found playing folksy keyboard music and supporting Rufus Wainwright. Her voice is more pretty and girly than Alanis’s which helps the transition of this cover into the typical dance genre. I think this is a really successful remix and is bound to be one of the dance anthems of the year.

Kylie's Back and She's in Love!

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Kylie is back and better than ever before. Her new single 2 Hearts is released on Paralphone on the 5th Nov and takes Kylie in a slightly new direction. Her new album still retains a dance feel but with a new electro vibe. The 2 Hearts single has been compared to recent Goldfrapp releases but this track has a darker gothic feeling to it.

The electro four piece band who work with kylie on this single are UK based Kish Mauve. They look amazing in Goth transvestite gear. I love the way the pianist flings away his chair and plays the piano standing up whilst head banging for the rest of the song. Kylie of course also looks fantastic, especially in the all in one cat-suit. I love her debauched semi-sober style in this video. This song really brings out the Goth in me.

Most Haunted Halloween Special

Friday, October 26th, 2007

616.jpgThis year I’m feeling lazy and I’d just really like to spend my Halloween in front of the TV with my best friends and a scary film. But there is a problem with this, as I don’t seem to find horror films at all frightening anymore. I know in the back of my mind that they are only a story and I just don’t think watching one will have the desired effect this Halloween.

A couple of years ago I used to be addicted to watching Most Haunted – the show were Yvette Fielding and a team of ghost hunters spend the night in the spookiest houses in Britain in search of evidence of ghosts. The team usually experience some mysterious bumps and noises and sometimes even witness unexplained moving objects and light anomalies. For some reason I can’t help thinking that this is somehow more realistic than watching a horror film and I actually get really scared watching it. I know the ghostly manifestations are probably hoaxed but this time in the back of my mind is the thought that they might not actually be fake. Also the fact that the whole thing is filmed in ‘Blair Witch’ documentary style and there are scientific experts on the team make the whole thing almost believable.

If you also fancy something a bit different to watching the Scream trilogy this Halloween tune into Living TV on Oct 27th – Oct 31st to catch the five day Most Haunted Live Halloween event where the team will be investigation ghostly goings on at Tatton Park in Cheshire.