Thursday, 27 June 2013

Bedroom Makeovers


Your bedroom is the one room in your house that is completely yours. From living in your parents' house to university dorm rooms, your bedroom can be a safe haven away from the rest of the world. As you get older you'll get more privacy, and when you own a house there are so many ways to make your bedroom somewhere you truly want to be, while the rest of the house remains 'presentable'.
 
Have you ever been on an amazing holiday you desperately haven't wanted to come home from? Maybe it was an amazing honeymoon, or the place you'd live if you could go anywhere. From the skylines of New York to a beach in Hawaii, there are so many ways to ensure you wake up every morning in your favourite place. Maybe you found a warm, cosy cottage one holiday – why not recreate it in your house! Fill the room with warm, red colours, comfortable cushions and a huge plush bed (go on, you deserve it). To add an authentic B&B feel to the proceedings, fill the bookshelves with classic stories and hang a beautiful painting above the bed. If you're lucky, you might be brought breakfast in bed, but if not a ham sandwich under the covers will suffice.

Many people want their bedrooms to be a haven of complete relaxation. Doctors say that your room should be for nothing but sleeping – you'd have to have a big house for that to work! - but there are ways to make your room a den of rest. Cover the walls with fabric drapes and hang heavy curtains. Allow the room to fill with incense smoke and keep a mat on the floor for meditation – soon you'll feel sleepy just on entering the room!
 
We all like to feel like movie stars and rock stars, so why not wake up that way every morning? Keep it classy with a neutral-toned room, a kingsize wooden bed from Bedstar and surround the mirror with light bulbs. Fake fur really adds to the feel of fifties glamour, and there are so many options for decorating the walls with photos of old movie stars. If you're more of a rock star, consider a black metal framed bed and line your walls with shelves of CDs.
 
Why should you have a boring bedroom when just some small changes can have a huge effect on how you start and end every day. Whether your bedroom is set up as fifty shades of fun, a Japanese garden or a camp in the wilderness, there are so many ways to make it completely your own – no one has to know!

Where do you get your bedroom inspiration from?
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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

JB&C Exclusive Bioderma !

This week John Bell & Croyden are launching an exclusive Bioderma H20 500ml Pump Action Dispenser Bottle of the best selling Sensibio H2O Micellar Solution. The limited edition handy pump bottle is not only hygienic but also refillable not to mention it offers a quick and easy solution to dispensing the Bioderma micellar water. You will have to be quick as not only is the bottle is limited edition, there is limited stock!
 
Bioderma Sensibio H2O is priced at £19 for the 500ml Pump Action Refillable Bottle and the limited edition bottles will be hitting the shelves on Friday 28th June, but you can pre-order online here at John Bell & Croyden.

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Summer Work Wear Solutions


There might be sunshine outside and thoughts are turning to summer holidays but unfortunately at some point we might just have to fit in some work! Most of us will have to swap swimsuits with skirts and work wear over summer though so you're not alone. Choosing comfortable clothes though that will help us keep our cool and still look professional will help summer go with a swing.
Call it a wrap - You just can't beat a jersey dress for a practical solution to work. The Blossom Print Tulip Wrap Dress is the ultimate in figure friendly design. With its wrap detail it pulls in accentuating your waistline and gently flares at the knee. With its pretty floral design it's a softer look than the classic black for the office.

Dressed to the maxi - Maxi dresses are another option that can be dressed up or down to suit your office dress code. Keep it professional with smart shoes and a simple shrug or cardigan. The Plain Jersey Knot Front Maxi Dress is a simple design that you can add colour to with accessories and cardigan. Practical, stylish and comfortable - what more could you ask for?

Cream of the Crop - Cropped trousers have been everywhere this year and they're a great choice for summer work wear. Forget the thick black trousers and opt for something lighter in style. The Tailored Cropped Trousers are a smart choice that will help you keep your cool. Pair them with pretty ballerina pumps and an elegant blouse for a completely chic and summery office look.

Lovely linen - At the height of summer linen is the perfect fabric for helping you keep your cool. The Plain Linen Skirt is a great basic that will keep you going through summer. It is equally at home with small heels or flats and with its flared design looks great with a fitted top.

Top it off - Simple jersey t-shirts are a simple and practical choice for the office. They're great value for money and are some of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe. The Daisy Lace T-Shirt with its delicate detail is just enough to add interest without being overpowering. Blouses are a classic choice too that can offer a smarter look that's perfect for a more formal work environment. The Short Sleeve Spotted Blouse is a fitted top that will work beautifully with cropped trousers.

What are you enjoying to wear for work this Summer?
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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Wanted Life

Fans of British Band The Wanted will be pleased to hear that you can follow your favourite band on their first world tour thanks to E! Channel. The Wanted Life E! is a reality documentary television series that follows the boy band group The Wanted and chronicles their personal and professional life, showing to their audience how they record their third album and plan their first world tour. 


The Wanted are an English-Irish boy band, formed in 2009 who made their debut release in July 2010. The group consists of members Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, and Siva Kaneswaran. Their new single 'Walks Like Rihanna' is out June 23 2013 and The Wanted Life premieres in the UK on Monday, June 24 at 9pm on E! Will you be tuning in to watch the boys?



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Friday, 14 June 2013

#Bootscamp Twitter Party Storify

The #Bootscamp Twitter Party that I hosted this week was very successful, we shared so many great tips, gave away some great prizes and the hashtag #bootscamp trended! If you want any further information on Bootscamp, you can visit www.boots.com/bootscamp. We have pulled together a Storify of the Tweets from the party so thought I would share:


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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

#Bootscamp Twitter Party!


Today is the Day! From 1-2pm we will be tweeting all things beauty at the #bootscamp Twitter Party! Make sure you follow myself @perfectpolished and @NatalyaFGM and share your Summer Beauty Tips and ask the experts your questions using the hashtag #bootscamp to win some fab goodies!

Will you be joining us?

#bootscamp Twitter party Terms and Conditions
• This #bootscamp Twitter party give-away is free to enter and no purchase is necessary
• It is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), excluding employees and their families of the Promoter, its associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies and agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion
• Participants must be 18 years or over
• Everyone who uses the hashtag #bootscamp will automatically be entered into the draw to win
• All winners will have used the hashtag #bootscampwith either a great tip for beauty, hair or makeup this summer or with a question for the Boots Camp experts
• All winners must be following either @PerfectPolished or @NatalyaFGM
• It is a condition of entry that all postings are subject to the terms and conditions. Submission of a posting will be taken to mean acceptance of the above rules and terms and conditions
• You can open a FREE twitter account here: www.twitter.com
• All entries must take place between 13:00 and 14:00 on Wednesday 12th June 2013
• Winners will be notified via DM to the Twitter account they used for the party. They have 48 hours to respond and claim their goodie bag after being notified, after which time the goodie bag will be considered unclaimed and will be re-assigned using a random selection method
• The Promoter may vary or amend the promotion at its absolute discretion
• The Promoters accept no responsibility for technical difficulties which may result in tweets not appearing in the Twitter stream as viewed via Twitter.com and therefore not eligible
• The Promoter is Boots UK Limited. Registered office: Nottingham NG2 3A
• Tweets with the Party hashtag(s) may be used in promotional materials for Boots, used on Twitter,Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and other social media platforms
• Participation will be taken as agreement for use of material in this way
• Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of a gift impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.
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Monday, 10 June 2013

Win an Amazing Virgin Experience Day to celebrate Summer Solstice!


To celebrate the Summer Solstice (Longest Day of the Year), I have teamed up with Virgin Experience Days to give you and a friend to win a fantastic day of unforgettable experiences on Friday 21st June!

Start the day off with a London Bungee jump before seeing London from the Top with a visit to The Shard! You'll then be taken to The Thames in the afternoon to see London from a different angle with a ride in a RIB (including areas not usually accessible by boat!). After a busy day you can relax with a Dining tour and Champagne for two before settling down in the prestigious May Fair Hotel for a well-deserved night's sleep!

To enter simply visit the link here and fill out your name and email address in the form. The entry code is PPN1. The winner will be contacted on Tuesday 18th June and must be available to partake in the experiences in London on Friday 21st June. Entrants must be over 18 to enter.
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Saturday, 8 June 2013

You've Invited to Get Out There #bootscamp Twitter Party!

I am excited to announce that I am hosting a Twitter Party next week along with Makeup Artist Daniel Sandler (@danielsandler) and Natalya from Filthy Gorgeous Makeup (@NatalyaFGM)! Join us on Wednesday 12th June between 1pm-2pm over on Twitter @perfectpolished when we will be sharing our makeup and hair tips and trends for Spring/Summer. 

Myself and Natalya will be answering your personal summer style questions and sharing advice on how to look and feel confident and gorgeous this summer! We shall be joined by Charles Worthington's Art Team Director @MarcTrinder and International Makeup Artist @danielsandler along with Skin Finishing Expert at St Tropez @jules_sttropez. 

Throughout the hour we shall be giving away six goodie bags crammed full of fabulous products inspired by Boots Camp. To be in with a chance of receiving one, make sure you share your top hints and tips for making the most of summer including the hashtag #bootscamp and we'll pick our favourites! Follow @perfectpolished and @NatalyaFGM to join in with the Twitter Party and tweet us your tips and questions using the hashtag #bootscamp So Come and join in the #bootscamp fun and let's get out there this Summer!


Boots Camp is an online destination for customers that will be integrated with the summer tab on Boots.com. Boots Camp is a place to go to help you get ready to get out there this summer and is full of inspiring hints, tips, tricks and offers categorized into six steps to help you make the most of summer. Launching on 12th June it will run for 12 weeks throughout the summer and there are six steps of Boots camp:

· Dare to bare: Make the most of your legs, arms and all your other bits so you feel confident before you get them out there for the first time this summer. Everything you need to help you look and feel fabulous from top to toe
· Sun-up to sundown beauty: New ways to wear your hair, get stunning nails, and experiment with your make-up looks. Perfect for summer from dusk till dawn
· Protect in style: Make the most of every last drop of sunshine with some great new sunnies this summer and discover how to keep eyes healthy and prevent signs of aging
· Glow your own way: Find out how to get and keep that perfect glow throughout the summer
· Go al fresco: Everything you need for an al fresco day out so you can enjoy it all come rain or shine
· Raring to go: Everything you need to make sure you’re ready to get out there on holiday

Will you be joining us for the #bootscamp Twitter Party?
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