Brand Spotlight: Neal’s Yard Remedies

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The Neal’s Yard Remedies exclusive pop-up event is fast approaching so we asked their team to tell us a bit more about their gorgeous organic beauty products. Here’s what they said…

Looking after your skin is important all year round, but it’s especially important during the hot summer months to keep it feeling fresh, cool and hydrated. Here at Neal’s Yard Remedies, we have chosen our top 5 summer products to keep your skin in tip-top condition while you’re enjoying your time in the sun!

Neal's Yard Remedies Top 5 Summer Essentials

1) White Tea Facial Mist – Jam packed with anti-oxidants, this product is perfect for keeping your skin cool, refreshed and hydrated on a hot day, plus the 100ml bottle makes it the perfect in-flight travel companion if you’re jet setting to somewhere sunny. Top tip – keep a bottle in the fridge for an extra-cooling spritz!

 

2) Wild Rose Beauty Balm – This multi-purpose balm works amazingly as a cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser so it’s a great all-rounder when you’re on a summer getaway. Top tip – The rosehip seed oil in Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a great anti-inflammatory which means it can cool and soothe sun-kissed skin.

 

3) Firming Body Cream – If you’re prepping for a summer beach holiday, Firming Body Cream is the perfect partner to help smooth and firm dimpled skin. Top tip: Apply after exfoliating or body brushing for the best results!

 

4) Aloe Vera After Sun – A summer must have to soothe and refresh tender or irritated skin if you’ve caught a few too many rays. This after sun spray helps cool down over-heated skin, no matter the weather, so great one to use all year round.

 

5) Organic Shea Nut and Rosehip Lip Balm – This soothing lip balm helps to relive and protect dry, chapped lips and to keep them looking supple and smooth, even in the hottest weather! Top tip: This balm is perfect for your travel first aid kit as it contains antiseptic properties, which means it can help repair and rejuvenate broken or damaged skin on other parts of your body too.

 

Shop any item from Neal’s Yard Remedies on Shopcade and get a free pamper evening on Wednesday 4th September 2013! Shop here now:






 

For more details on the Neal’s Yard Remedies exclusive event, where you can receive beauty treatments, exclusive discount codes and goodie bags, click here. Don’t miss out!

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Shopcade Spotlight: Nordstrom’s ‘Anniversary Sale’ Fall Essentials

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07-21-13-placement-01-cid071913621-juniors-fashionbash-7-adam-67bbb12b-db1e-4895-acae-a1e701888c42-fil-fileYou may be sweating it out in shorts and flips flops right now but believe it or not, fall is right around the corner.

The best way to kick off any season is by adding a few new essentials to your wardrobe. With Shopcade and Nordstrom’s annual “Anniversary Sale’ you can do just that — at a discount.

The ‘Anniversary Sale’ is an annual event at Nordstrom that celebrates the merchants birthday as well as the beginning of fall by marking down brand new designer merchandise for fall. But after August 4 all the prices go back up not coming down again on designer product until the items are marked down as the season ends.

Don’t know what you need for fall? Here are a few essentials you will need as the seasons change:

 

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Light sweaters are great transitional pieces. L-R Halogen, Caslon, and Vince Camuto.

 

Lightweight sweaters

There is no better transitional piece than a lightweight sweater. You can find some colorful pieces from lower-priced brands like Halogen and Caslon to wear now as it gets chilly in the evenings and in the fall over button-ups and with jeans. Cobalt is a great color to take you from season to season.

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Boots

A great pair of neutral boots is essential for any season! Nordstrom has a great selection ranging from flat booties to heeled knee-highs in a variety of materials and colors. A great basic to invest in is a pair of great flat knee or calf-high boots like a pair by leather goods brand ‘Frye.’ Though the price point for a pair from Frye may be a little high the classic boots will last you years and never go out of style — the perfect fashion investment.

 

Another great look to go for is a pair of heeled booties in a neutral, or funky, color. Vince Camuto has a great selection of short heeled booties in classic caramel and black as well as a great burgundy and leopard print. You really can’t go wrong with any of the color selections — all look good paired with dresses and tights as well as skinny jeans for a more casual look.

 

 

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Vince Camuto “Vive” booties are great in any color.

 

Jackets

If you are looking for a new fall jacket make sure you look to leather — or at least a great faux leather. A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple but you don’t have to go with the classic motorcycle look in black. Try a piece in burgundy or brown, with a belt, or with a quilted finish. You can find them long and short, with zippers and snaps, collars and hoods.

 

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Fall jackets by Collection B, Halogen, and Michael Kors.

 

Shop our Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks now before the prices go back up August 4!

Shopcade Style: China Doll

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One of the summer’s most refreshing trends on Shopcade, and all over the fashion world, is inspired by ancient hand painted porcelain from the Far East.

High fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli have worked the blue and white porcelain prints into their Spring 2013 collections but many other, more affordable, brands have taken a stab at the China print trend as well.

 

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Inspiration for the trend dates back to the 9th century when cobalt blue decorations began adorning white porcelain pottery. The Chinese embraced this aesthetic and adorned bowls, plates, sculptures, and vases with hand-painted dragons and flowers for hundreds of years. Since the 16th century many other cultures (namely European) have adopted the look utilizing designs that better represent their own culture.

The pieces in the image above are modern representations of the ancient practice with bowls from Hic, lamp from China Furniture Online, and jar and vase from C. Wonder.

 

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China print style. Looks L-R: dress by Pencey, top by Free People and dress by Gap.

 

The China print style can be seen across brands in pants, dresses, tops, shoes, swimwear and accessories. Prints can be floral or geometric, construction loose and airy and sturdy with clean lines. Lucky for you Shopcade has made seeking these pieces out a lot easier!

One of our favorite pieces is a fun and flirty swing dress by ASOS that would work with any budget, on any body. Other great pieces include a fun Oscar De La Renta lotus swimsuit, retro dress from ModCloth, and Alice + Olivia cuffed shorts.

You don’t have to find a piece with the perfect pattern to wear this trend. Pair a crisp white top with a pair of sleek cobalt ankle pants — the color combination is the key.

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This skater skirt by ASOS is a summer must have!

 

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If your budget is a little higher try this “Dahlia” tiered gown by Alice + Olivia.

 

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These skinnies from Forever 21 are great to pair with light neutrals!

 

 

Getting Graphic: How to style your Design By Humans tee

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A great graphic tee can be a versatile piece of your wardrobe in any season. 

One of Shopcade’s favorite brands of wearable art is Design By Humans: a community of designers, artists, and t-shirt lovers that creates and curates a collection of colorful and innovative designs.

Though pairing your tee with jeans and flats is always a great look, there are many other ways to wear your favorite Design By Humans tee to achieve a number of styles.

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The Design by Humans “Two Worlds” tee looks great with this classic denim jacket from the Gap, raspberry skinnies from Old Navy, tan gladiator sandals from Shoedazzle, and a great coral messenger bag from Cambridge Satchel Company

This season is all about denim and color. A great way to incorporate both trends is to wear them with a graphic tee. 

Pair your tee with a simple cropped denim jacket and a colorful pair of skinny pants. Make sure you choose pieces of two different colors –  no one wants to wear a denim suit.

Add to the outfit by wearing a pair of great strappy or embellished sandals and a colorful bag. This look is a little more casual-chic than just jeans and a tee. Wear this for a weekend of shopping and lunching.

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This “Birds of a Feather” tee looks great with a feminine yet edgy look with a red flare skirt by Robert Rodriguez, black spike peter pan necklace from Dorothy Perkins, and ankle strap flats from Dolce Vita.

You may be surprised to learn that you can also make your graphic tee look pretty feminine! Try wearing your tee with an a-line or flared skirt in a solid color. The most important thing to remember is to tuck the shirt in! Always! Creating that waistline is what makes the look so feminine.

Accent that look with a great short statement necklace like a fun and sparkly peter pan collar necklace. Finish off the look with some flats, ones with an ankle strap are super chic, or some heels!

This look is fun and feminine. Wear some bright colors for a light look or darker ones, like the outfit pictured above, for an edgy look. Leather skirts also look great paired with graphic tees.

For a more bohemian look try a chambray skirt with strappy sandals and a bohemian woven necklace.

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This “Bright Like a King” tee looks summer cool with rugged zipper denim shorts from Rag & Bone and high top neon classic Converse shoes.

With summer rolling in you are going to want to dress light, and bright. Rock a bright look by wearing your graphic tee with some distressed denim shorts and colorful accessories!

The “Bright Like a Lion” tee looks great with some denim shorts, tucked in the front, and some cool sneakers like classic neon Chuck Taylors.

Try this look on a beach day with some fun sandals or flip flops and some cool colored wayfarer shades.

The ideas are endless! Try your graphic tee under a blazer, with some funky pants, tucked into a long maxi skirt with a chunky belt and as a layering piece with a collared shirt. 

This weekend is a great time to add to your collection with 30% off t-shirts at Design By Humans with the coupon code: DBHfreedom.

Check out Design By Humans entire collection on Shopcade and discover ways to work every piece into your wardrobe!

Step into Spring with shoes by Stuart Weitzman

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Put a little spring in your step with some fabulous looks from Stuart Weitzman.

This month Shopcade has partnered with the brand to offer a chance to win a $200 gift card to get your feet moving in some of the hottest looks.

American designer Stuart Weitzman has been rocking the walkways and runways since he started designing shoes in the 1960’s. Now his designs are world renowned and worn by some of the most fabulous people including brand spokesmodel Kate Moss and Beyonce on her “Mrs. Carter” world tour this summer.

Though Weitzman’s shoes are worn by some of the biggest supermodels and celebrities you don’t have to be one to wear one of his spring looks. All it takes is a desire for style!
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For Spring and Summer 2013 Weitzman has designed a line of shoes to bring you back to nature. The looks feature some classic shapes like oxfords, thong sandals, wedges, and chunky heels made of materials straight from the earth.

The twine, cork, and wood looks are easy to wear all season. The twine oxfords would look great paired with some cuffed skinny jeans or slouchy jean crops! The lightness of the woven twine looks great with pale colors or white and easy fabrics with a lot of movement like sundresses.

The natural sandals are super versatile and would be a great replacement for pairs made of thick plastic or leather.

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The natural line looks great with an easy style: jeans, casual dresses and other everyday wear. Wear these when you are out running errands in the sunshine or playing horseshoes at a summer BBQ.

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For the Spring and Summer season Weitzman has also launched a line of deliciously dazzling metallic looks. Whether you choose a classic gold or silver strappy look or a sandal in a pop of color a little shine goes a long way.

Metallic looks are more versatile than many think with golds, silvers, pewters, bronzes, and brass tones going with just about everything; like jewelry.

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 Weitzman looks “Metalmania” and “Pantheon” would go great with looks like this coral dress by Nanette Lepore and this white shirt-dress by Halston Heritage.[/caption]

A metallic sandal looks great paired casually with jeans or a beachy maxi dress but can also be worn when you hit the town or attend an event.

Think of a metallic sandal as jewelry. A silver sandal is like a silver necklace – it can complement any color, fabric, or print without having to match it. Metallic shoes are great for those outfits that you can never find shoes for like navy and white. An investment your wardrobe will thank you for!

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The classic contrast of black and white is one of the springs hottest trends in sportswear, resort wear, and footwear. A great black and white shoe is classic yet unique on its own and can complement a work look just as well as a funky party dress.

Weitzman’s black and white menswear inspired loafers are a great casual look with cuffed ankle jeans or some bright crops!

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The collection of heels are great transitional pieces that can get take you right from the office to the party. These looks are timeless and will always be in style. These pieces are classic, not vampy!

So get to it and start shopping! The deals are waiting for you!

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Win up to £300 Debenhams Vouchers!

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Want to win up to £300 worth of Debenhams vouchers?

Enter our competition on our Facebook Page to tell us your favourite summer trend:

  • Share the Facebook image
  • Like the Shopcade List under the image
  • And you’ll be entered into a prize draw – first prize, £200 of Debenhams vouchers, second prize, £100!

We’re posting a trend a day over three days to celebrate the Debenhams Mega Day sale guarantee customers up to 25% off on 19th– 27th May.

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From 22 to 24 May 2012, Shopcade will post 3 (three) images on Shopcade’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Shopcade). Each image will feature one summer look (“Holiday in the sun”, “Party into the summer nights” and “Celebrate the Jubilee in style”) comprised of Debenhams products. Users will have to vote for their favourite summer look by sharing their favourite image on Facebook and liking their favourite look on Shopcade. To enter the Competition, Like Shopcade’s Facebook page, Share your favourite summer look image on Facebook and Like your favourite summer look’s list in Shopcade’s Shopcade (http://www.shopcade.com/goshop/4f95194e3a67ae3717000c06). The Competition will start on 22 May 2012 at 11am GMT and last until 10am GMT on 25 May 2012. The first winner will receive a £200 Debenhams gift voucher. The second winner will receive a £100 Debenhams gift voucher. The first winner will be randomly selected among all participants who have entered the Competition and Liked the most popular list. The second winner will be randomly selected among all participants who have entered the Competition and Liked the second most popular list. The odds of winning each contest will be dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Entry is free. No purchase is necessary. You need to be a registered user on Shopcade and a UK resident to be eligible. The competition is open only to persons aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be featured in Shopcade’s newsletter and blog. We will notify the winner by email on 25 May 2012. The winners will be required to provide their contact details for the delivery of the prize. Failure to respond to this email within 7 days will result in forfeiture of the prize. The payment and reporting of any applicable federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. We may, for any reason, suspend, amend, or cancel the Competition at any time and we will inform users by putting a notice on the Site. We may disqualify a user from the Competition in the event of any unlawful or unfair conduct or any breach of our Official Rules. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. Any personal information that users provide is only to Shopvolution Ltd. and not to Facebook. In the event of fraud, abuse, and / or a material error affecting the proper operation of the Competition, we may end or suspend the Competition, amend these Official Rules and declare void the notification of the winner. We will not be responsible for entries that are late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Acceptance of these Official Rules is a condition of entry for the Competition.  Sponsor: (Shopvolution Limited, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ, United Kingdom).