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Tone Up on the Beach with FitFlops

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

FitFlopsGoing to the gym, using weights… boring, get yourself a pair of FitFlops instead and walk your muscles to toned perfection! FitFlops are a genius invention that allow you to work out while you walk, plus they look fab too. The shoes have a special mid-sole that activates and stimulates muscles by challenging your support and balance helping to tone up your legs and bum.

I don’t know about you but I always feel really sluggish on holiday because I eat and drink more than usual and lay on the sunbed for most of the day. I take my gym stuff with me but sadly never quite make it to the hotel fitness room! Now I’m not even going to bother taking my trainers and support bra with me – I’ll tone up by walking on the beach or from club to club!!

FlipFlops are available in a number of styles for both men and women, the ones pictured are my personal favourite and they cost about £36 depending on where you shop. Check out the official FlipFlop Website for all the styles and stockists.

Household Goodies I Can't Live Without

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

During quite a long power cut at home the other day I became increasingly frustrated that I couldn’t get anything done. I realised how lost I would be without daily use of electrical appliances and I can’t imagine living without them now. Here are some of the goodies I simply can’t get by without!

Toshiba LaptopMy Laptop – I spend a large portion of my day on this laptop, without which I wouldn’t be able to blog about my favourite things, or have a job! It’s a Toshiba Satellite and it’s light and easy to carry around. If I’d expected the power cut I would have charged the laptop fully but no, the battery had about 2% left so I nothing to watch or work on!

iPod Docking StationiPod Docking Station – also known as an Intempo Digital RDI iPod Speaker Dock With Built In DAB is one of my absolute must haves. It’s an alarm clock, radio and iPod speakers in one. The best thing about this gadget is that you can select a song for the alarm clock and wake up to your favourite tunes! The station is currently available at Amazon for £95.

Water ImpWater Imp – I live in a particularly hard water area and therefore for me a water softener is a must, we use a Water Imp and it makes such a difference to the quality. Having a shower is much more enjoyable now I don’t have to scrub the door every time I get out!!

Sky LogoSky TV – I’m sure many of you will agree with this one, once you’ve got it, its hard to let it go. It took my boyfriend ages to persuade me to get Sky but now its me that spends more time watching it and series linking all our favourite programs. Life without Britain’s Next Top Model, Scrubs and the old Sex and the City episodes seems unbearable to me now!

ghd IV StylerGHD’s – My best friend and a daily routine. Without these bad boys my hair definitely needs a paper bag! Get your own at www.ghdhair.com.

What’s Mine Is Yours

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

i-heart-boutiques.jpgAnother website grabbing all good fashionista’s attention has come into the spotlight and it’s called What’s Mine Is Yours.

The website is fun and fashionable and even eco-friendly. Providing fashion, furniture and beauty, designer, vintage and high street the website has become a huge success. Swap, buy and sell or browse and barter from the comfort of your own home. Sounds like a new internet trend that will be around for a long time. Membership is free as are swaps and there are over 13,000 registered users.

Visit What’s Mine Is Yours online to register and let the fun begin.

Prep Your Pins for Summer

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Pretty Polly Prep SetAt last the weather is changing for the better so we need to seriously think about getting our mini skirts and hot pants out from the back of the wardrobe. Before you do… have a quick look at your pins to see if they’re in a ready state to be on display. Chances are they’ve been hidden away for a few months now and probably aren’t looking great. But fear not, Pretty Polly is here to help with a whole range of products dedicated to preparing and perfecting your pins to their very best.

The blue colour coded collection is all about smoothing, de-fuzzing and getting your legs ready for a bit of colour. Items include Nourishing Leg Shaving Butter (£9), Invigorating Leg Scrub (£8) and Soothing Leg Gel (£6). This process can become a bit of a routine so make sure you pick a night when you have enough time to fit it all in, better still, invite your girly friends over and have a leg perfecting session together with a bottle of wine and some nibbles!

After you have prepped your legs accordingly you can whip out the Pretty Polly purple collection and start making them up. With this set you can choose from items such as Bronzed Leg Gloss (£8), Natural Tan Leg Bronzer (£7) and Velvet Bronze Leg Balm (£10).

Check out www.prettypolly.co.uk for information and history of the Pretty Polly collections and head over to Debenhams if you’d like to purchase the items.

Choxi+ Chocolate that's Good for You?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Choxi+ ChocolateI have just read about a new brand of chocolate that is supposed to be good for you! Choxi+ was created by chocolatiers ‘Prestat’ and apparently contains more flavanol antioxidants that any other type of food including fruit and veg. This helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels and Prestat recommend eating 10g every day – sounds good to me!

The larger bars (70g/75g) can be bought in large Tesco Stores around the UK and you can also currently purchase them in specific stores in London including Selfridges in Oxford Street. A new Choxi+ Dark Chocolate 20g Mini Bar and Milk Chocolate 25g Mini Bar will be available from July.

Now you won’t feel quite so naughty when you feel the urge to indulge! Visit the Prestat Website for more information about this tasty little treat.

Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of Crystal Skull

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

indiana-jones.jpgAnother hotly anticipated blockbuster hit from Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull has been a box office smash and is one film this summer that should not be missed.

Embarking on another one of his adventures Indy is drawn into a treasure hunt by newcomer Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeuof) in which he comes up against the Soviet Union who have been trying to track him down for his archaeological knowledge. Great entertainment for all the family!

Indiana Jones was released in cinemas on May 22nd 2008 and is showing now, nationwide. Visit Indian Jones online for trailers, videos on set, galleries and adventures now.

One Tree Hill Season 5 Returns To E4

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

one-tree-hill-season-5.jpgJust when I thought TV was about to get boring I was enlightened by the news of One Tree Hill season 5 beginning on E4 this month.

I have already given a brief description on the new series when I found out there would be a season 5 but now I know its starting I feel a recap is in order. Last season left off at graduation, Dan possibly dying, Peyton and Brooke moving to LA, Lucas becomes assistant coach to Whitey in college and both Haley and Nathan and Karen having new born babies to look after. This season is set four years in to the future, after college when they all have jobs and there’s an exciting season ahead including more love triangles between Brooke, Peyton and Lucas and married life for Haley and Nathan is not as good as they thought it would be.

One Tree Hill returns on Monday the 9th of June on E4, visit the website for more information.

Celebrity Style Sunglasses

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

red-sunglasses.jpgIt’s been an ongoing trend for celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson and Paris Hilton to parade around in the summer months adorning different coloured sunglasses and there are some fab copies available on ASOS.

These Retro Style Sunglasses are fabulously cool and stylish. Available in three colours, red (inset), white and black, the retro style framed glasses with tinted lenses have metallic detail in the corners of the frames and will not burn a hole in your pocket.

At just £8 what’s an excuse not to invest? They are available at ASOS online now.

Pre-order Jumper

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

jumper.jpgExciting times are here as the winter cinema releases are finally available to purchase on DVD. Some of the best to name a few were Sweeny Todd, Over Her Dead Body and Jumper.

Yes Jumper, the film that gave Hayden Christensen the whole spotlight, showcasing his talent as an action movie actor and his beauty. The film follows a young boy who realises he has the ability to teleport from one place to another using his power to find out who killed his mother. Along the way the young boy grows into the young man played by Christensen where he meets other jumpers, draws attention from the NSA and has an on-screen romance with Rachel Bilson.

Pre-order your copy now at Play online for £12.99 which is due to be released on the 16th of June 2008.