WIN Beauty Hampers Worth £250 From Barry M!

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Whether you’re a Catwalk Queen or Rockstar Glitterati gal, there’s no doubt you’ll love our Shopcade x Barry M #GlitteratiVIP competition, where you could win Party Season Hampers worth up to £250!

For festive and party beauty treats including Barry M’s new range of fabulous nail colours – The Glitterati – all you have to do is download the Shopcade app, snap a selfie of you in something glittery this Christmas and upload your look via the app using the hashtag #glitterativip and that’s it!

You’re now in with a chance to win the Party Season Beauty Hamper you’ve always dreamed of. There’s also a chance for three lucky runner-ups to get their hands on a £50 beauty hamper full of party treats as well. The cooler your pic, the higher your chances of winning! So, what are you waiting for? Get practicing your pose now!

For a chance to win a Barry M Glitterati nail polish set every day, simply share your glitter selfie on your socialsphere and tag @shopcade and @barrymcosmetics with the hashtag #glitterativip! The competition ends on Wednesday 17th December, so don’t hold back, get snapping those pics now.

With the Glitterati VIP nail polish line packed with shimmer and sparkle, your party looks will undoubtedly be the talk of the night! With six shades, these suitably dubbed nail colours – Starlet, Socialite, Fashion Icon, Catwalk Queen, VIP and Rockstar – are just what you need to mix and match with each new party look.

Keep up to date with the latest entries on our promo page and don’t forget to take our festive quiz too- Which Glitterati Girl Are You? to share your results with your girlfriends this Christmas. Good Luck!

Presenting The Shopcade 2014 Competition Winners!

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Earlier this year, we launched three competitions for our loyal following of @Shopcade members to win several amazing prizes for themselves and even for their BFFs! Giving them a shout-out here, we hope they’ve enjoyed the fruits of their labour and we can’t wait to organise even more competitions so more of you can join in the fun!

First up, there’s @jelly-babyvalentino who scooped the prize for our #JDSports competition with her winning #kingoftrainers pic. Brightly lit and well-framed, this well-accessorised girl knew how to catch our eye with her poised yet focused look. Taking home a brand new pair of kicks from JD Sports, we’re in no doubt @jelly-babyvalentino’s slick taste in styling will make her the coolest girl on the block! 

Next, our Bank Fashion wishlist winner @serenasboard put together the winning #BankFashion @Shopcade list which you can check out here. Having styled a combo of slogan and graphic print tees, an on-trend biker and varsity jacket, some converse hi-tops and even menswear pieces she’d like to mix and match, @serenasboard certainly knows how to put the £100 prize to use! With her ‘Wants’ list on Shopcade bursting with the latest grunge and rocker chick looks, we can’t wait to see what other lists she’ll put together.

Last but not least, the lucky winner of our @Shopcade and #F&F competition #FlipTheGrade is none other than @chloebrookes-h. Submitting a #selfie of herself with her BFF in a fabulous prom pose, her winning look gained 169 likes from friends and fellow Shopcaders. Pictured in a stunning sparkling floor-length ball gown with a white clutch purse, @chloebrookes-h is certainly pretty for prom. As her reward, she bagged a day out with her BFF’s as well as £150 from F&F. Not bad, huh?!

For what’s hot on @Shopcade right now, check out our Christmas Gifts lists for friends, family and even your co-workers!

Christmas Bloggers Special: Marta Pozzan talks about her love of Miu Miu, fashion must-haves this season and living the stylish life in L.A.

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Visit Marta’s Shopcade and follow her to find out more about her style!

Los Angeles-based Italian fashion blogger and actress Marta Pozzan talks to Shopcade about her love for anything Miu Miu, modeling, her friend Jaime King, and – you guessed it – Christmas shopping! Fashion aficionados, feel free to take notes!

Hi Marta! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas special! What has been the best present you have received? And the one you would rather forget about?

The best present I’ve ever received was a military green Miu Miu coat. I love Miu Miu; it’s my favorite brand ever, so that gift was awesome. The ones that I’d rather forget are mainly earrings or bracelets I get gifted by people I’m not very close to, so they don’t really know my style or taste and I just end up never wearing them.

Do you have an ‘it’ fashion item that you are planning to wear for this year’s holidays?

Yes, indeed. A white furry coat by Topshop I’m so obsessed with! Oversized furry coats are such a must-have this season.

Which film puts you in the spirit of Christmas?

“The Nightmare Before Christmas.” I know it’s a bit creepy but I used to love it as a kid.

What is the one thing that you can’t have enough of during Christmas? On the contrary, what is the one thing that you absolutely can’t stand anymore?

I think Christmas is such a good occasion indulge my sweet tooth; eating all sorts of candies or holiday desserts is just the nicest thing that could happen during Christmas. On the other hand, I’m really bored with all the Christmas decorations like lights and trees, they’re just always the same every year and unless they have an innovative design, I don’t really get impressed anymore.

Dolce & Gabbana were the designers behind the famous Claridge’s Christmas tree in London. Who would you choose to design it and why?

Maison Martin Margiela. We need a Christmas tree that is not so Christmassy for once, but that’s more a piece of art and they’d be perfect for that.

What type of Christmas tree would you be?

All white and clear, made out of glass with milky white lights.

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Lists We Love: Faux Fur

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In the second of our curator specials, Yuen Lim gives us the lowdown on faux fur this season. With celebs like Fearne Cotton channeling this trend, we reckon it’s here to stay.

Over to you, Yuen…

 

Put aside that coat or jacket – faux fur is a trend that is taking the winter season by storm. What I love about this trend is that it makes a statement on its own and keeps you warm – what more can you want?!

Either go subtle with hints of faux fur on your outer wear, or go all out with whole faux fur gilets or vests. The best part about this trend is that you can simply throw it on for a luxurious, couture look without trying very hard at all. That’s your lazy day sorted! Oh and, no animals were harmed in the process 😉

Whilst creating my Faux Fur list on Shopcade, I was thinking about ways to incorporate something unique into my wardrobe or closet that is still season appropriate. Of course, the perfect addition was something that is out of the ordinary, puts you as the center of attention and most importantly, prevents you from getting frostbite.

With the faux fur trend, it may not seem like it, but it is in actual fact, super versatile. You can style it two ways – either keep it simple and minimal for a casual outing, or as a cover up over a glittery, glamorous party dress.

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Christmas Bloggers Special: Camila Carril talks designer accessories and Brazilian fashion with Shopcade

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From Brazil with love! Fashion blogger Camila Carril chats about her love for designer accessories, why Vivienne Westwood should be designing Christmas trees and what’s on her Shopcade wish list this season…

We are getting close to Christmas! What’s in your Shopcade wish list?

A lot of things! You can check them out here!

What has been the best present you have received? And the one you would rather forget about?

I don’t have a gift I would rather forget. But I have one that I will always remember: six years ago my dad came home with a brand new suitcase. I knew what that meant. That was my best gift! The suitcase was his way to say he would allow me to come to London (at the time I was only 16). That changed everything and I will always remember the meaning of this gift.

Do you have an ‘it’ fashion item that you are planning to wear for this year’s holidays?

I haven’t thought about that as yet. One thing I know, during New Year’s Eve in Brazil it is a tradition that we wear white! So whatever “it” fashion item would be white.

Which film puts you in the spirit of Christmas?

It has to be Home Alone.

What are your favourite tunes for the festive season?

John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
David Bowie and Bing Crosby – The Little Drummer Boy
Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

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We’ve launched our new iPhone and Android Shopcade app!

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So, we have super exciting news! Drum roll please… we have just launched our new Shopcade app for Android and updated app for iOS 7 just in time for Christmas! We’re good to you, we really are.

Where else would you find so much in one place? There’s over 150,000 brands for you to want, shop and share products you love, plus a daily trending feed which displays an array of the most popular products (and celebs…) on Shopcade.

Best of all we’ll send you personalized alerts when products you want go on deal, so you never miss out on the stuff you love.

Browse through millions of products, want them there and then, save to a list for later or shop direct on the go – the choice is yours.

Looking for something specific? No probs! Browse our categories of brands and products to track down that must-have item now.

Want to personalize your Shopcade a bit more? Well then let us know what’s going on in your world. Share with us your blog, look book and thoughts. It’s all about you!

Follow cool people to build your fashion network, check out other trendsetters to get great style inspo and try out new trending looks when you want.

And that’s not all.. have you checked out our hot new Shopcade logo? We’ve gone all sleek and stylish with an online re-brand which matches our magenta logo on mobile.

In fact we’ve gone magenta crazy here @Shopcade; our deals logo has been updated too, so we are officially in the pink!

So, what are you waiting for?! Download Shopcade now to start getting your daily fashion fix of trends and deals. We apologize in advance to your bank manager 😉

Got an iPhone? Download the Shopcade app from the App Store here, or if you’re on Android, check it out on Google Play here

Want to see a sneaky preview of our new app features? Well have a little looksy below!

 

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Lists We Love: Electric Embellishment

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nataliecornerTrendsetter and Shopcade Curator, @NatalieCorner gives us an insight into her Electric Embellishment list and how she plans to work the look this season.

Over to you, Nat…

What I love about this trend is there are no rules. When it comes to embellishment; you can go big and glitzy or small and delicate.

Gone are the days when you reserved your best sequin top to go with your best skirt for your big night out. Nope, these days a sprinkle of those sequin charms goes fantastically with a soft knit to bring the tone down for work, or that perfect blazer to smarten you up but to keep you from bedazzling clients too much.

Add a smattering of beads for your day-to-day wardrobe, and that extra sparkle on your clothes will make you feel a million dollars inside. Ramp up the jewels on your big night and glisten like a Hollywood star on the red carpet, it’s all about how the glitz and glamour makes you feel.

When it came to making my Electric Embellishment list for Shopcade, I was inspired not just by the Christmas party season fast approaching but also the different ways in which I could inject a little glitter in to my normal wardrobe.

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I’m not necessarily someone who likes to pile on the sequins head to toe but by pairing one embellished piece like this Cross Front Embellished Bralet from Topshop, with a different texture like these Velvet Suit Trousers from Mango and topping it off with these amazing Gold Leather High Heels from Office, would make me feel electric at a party!

Or for something a little more understated? These ASOS Slippers with a bejewelled heel would work perfectly with this cute Grey Jewel Flower Crop top from New Look a touch of structure with a Contrast Lapel Blazer from ASOS and a pair of jeans from my Denim Delight list.

The best thing about creating Shopcade lists, is that once you have all your lists you can mix and match trends to create a brand new one, or just become more individual and unique when you’re putting a look together.

And of course you have a record of everything you’ve ever wanted and you can keep coming back and adding more, there’s no limit – well maybe only my bank balance… 😉

 





 

Party Shoes Under £30: Boot Camp vs. Dancing Queen

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# 11 Mistle-Toes under £30: Boot Camp vs. Dancing Queen

And the winner is…. Boot Camp!

The Voting is now CLOSED. We’ll announce the winner of a £50 giftcard from Office soon, so stay tuned!

Still unsure whether you want to join the boot camp this Christmas, or dance up a storm in high heels? Well, let us give you a helping hand with our quirky and original musings(!) on the final round of lists that went under the spotlight…

Boot Camp: We all like to keep our tootsies warm at this time of year- blue feet are NOT a good look. With all the cute shoe, ankle, knee high and OTK boot options for the party season this year, there is no excuse for not putting your best foot forward and joining the boot camp this Christmas.

Dancing Queen: Christmas is a time to let you hair down and dance up a storm in stupidly high, beautiful and in all likelihood, painful heels. Why would you take the safe option, when you could go for gold with this gorge selection of courts, peeptoes and strappy sandals? Follow this list and you’ll be a dancing queen all night long!

Not sure what our campaign is about?

We have officially kicked off the festive season in style with our Christmas. Sorted. Campaign- your one stop shop for gift inspiration this Christmas.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re giving you the chance to win a £200 shopping spree just by sharing your Christmas Wish List with us… what could be easier? Check it out here!

 

DJ Harley Viera-Newton Talks Jay Z, Holiday Traditions, and Fashion Faux Pas with Shopcade

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Modeling for Uniqlo and DKNY? Check. Being Dior Beauty’s event DJ and brand ambassador? Check. Playing for the likes of House of Holland, Topshop, and MaxMara? Check again! When it comes to music and style, Harley Viera-Newton is definitely one of our biggest inspirations, so we are more than excited to have her play for Shopcade’s holiday shopping event in NYC on December 12!

We managed to chat with her about Christmas gifts, her collaboration with Jay Z and his music label, and her hottest spots in London and New York!

With Christmas getting really close, we really have to start this interview with questions about presents! What has been the best present you have received?

My boyfriend designed a necklace for me with my best friend and I haven’t taken it off since. I love four-leaf clovers, and they made a little silver clover with H’s on each leaf. It’s amazing.

What would be your dream holiday destination? Would you prefer Santa’s village or someplace warm and sunny?

I’m a sucker for a beach.

Which film puts you in the spirit of Christmas?

Love Actually.

What are your favorite tunes for the festive season?

Mariah Carey, Wham, The Waitresses.

What is the one thing that you can’t have enough of during Christmas?

Mum’s cooking! Chocolate! Presents! Can Christmas be all year, please?

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The Goss: Victoria Beckham edits French Vogue

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Victoria Beckham guest edits French Vogue: Is there nothing this woman can’t do?! Seriously we love VB massive amounts at the moment and here’s why… married to the most beautiful man on the planet, has four impossibly well behaved children, creator of a stunning fashion line which has won every award going, and now, well guest editor and chief of French Vogue. The impossibly talented Mrs B worked with magazine’s editor Emmanuelle Alt to create photo shoots featuring her and David, plus cool interviews. Snap up your copy pronto!

Julien Macdonald confirms for London Fashion Weekend: Julien Macdonald has been confirmed for the designer catwalk show schedule as part of the London Fashion Weekend. The fab designer (he of the naked side dresses worn by Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding and Abbey Clancy) will show his stunner of a collection on Saturday 22nd February. Tickets can be bought now to see the AMAZING SS14 range at both 2pm and 6pm. Better be quick, they won’t be around for long!

Cath Kidston comes to Piccadilly: How exciting! Queen of the kitsch rose print is opening a new store in Piccadilly this week! We know, exciting right?! We’re loving her Christmas jumpers,accessories and hot water bottles this festive season, so we’ll certainly be stocking up on these by the bucket load. The first 180 people in the queue for today’s opening will receive a surprise gift card, so start planning your queuing tactic now!

We Heart snowy fashion: It’s December, which means we are hoping and praying for snow. We mean, what is prettier than a snowy wonderland at Christmas? Nothing! Hence why we are loving some cosy snow fashion. Check out this list full of winter warmers here!

blog.image-bubble-daily.goss.2-031213-ukFashion Ed’s pick of the day: It’s time to turn your attention to beauty this festive season… unpolished nails simply won’t do! We love this Nars limited edition arabesque nail polish from House of Fraser, which is understated enough for you to wear to death over Christmas, but won’t look out of place on your nails come 2nd Jan.