Category: Celebrity

Urban Decay introduces Gwen Stefani collection

gwenPop legend Gwen Stefani is known for her fierce make-up, especially her bright red lips, so it is no wonder that Urban Decay has chosen the star to collaborate with on their latest collection.

The range starts from £16 for a lip pencil and also features lipsticks at £18; brow box at £19.50; blush palette. which will set you back £35; and the most expensive item in the range, the eyeshaddow palette at £40.

The good news is that the collection is on sale NOW – check it out here.

Happy shopping 🙂

Sam x

WATCH: Lady Gaga sings Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’


It feels like she’s been away for ages but a new video of Lady Gaga has caught my eye and I felt I had to share.

The talented singer shows off her voice recently at an event celebrating what would have been Frank Sinatra‘s 100th birthday, which was held at the Encore Theatre in Las Vegas.

The show, which was aired on US TV  channel CBS on December 6, also featured covers of Sinatra’s classic songs by artists including Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys and John Legend. 

Gaga’s performance of ‘New York, new York’ definitely stood out to me though – that lady really does have some serious vocals and stage presence!

Enjoy!

Sam x

 

WATCH: J-Lo’s epic AMA performance

 

So, I know the American Music Awards (AMAs) were like a week ago, but I needed to share this video for all of you who missed J-Lo‘s EPIC performance as the show.

Not only was Jenny from the block hosting the show and dazzling with her gorgeous array of outfits, but she also showed of her amazing dance skills in the 7-minute-medley of the best tracks of the year, including Bruno Mars‘ ‘Uptown Funk’ and Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Anacona’.

The sexy singer also showed off her vocals at the start of the performance with a slowed-down version of her song ‘Waiting for Tonight’.

Honestly is there anything this lady can’t do – I actually think she’s Superwoman!

 

Miley Cyrus announced as new MAC spokesperson

mileyMAC has announced Miley Cyrus as its new spokesperson for its ‘Viva Glam’ campaign.

Ms Cyrus will help launch two new products in the range for the brand in September, under the name GLAM Miley Cyrus II.

These two products will be a bright orange lipstick (£15,50) and matching lipglass (£14.50), which will have a sparkling pearl shimmer.

The full price, minus VAT, of the two products will be put towards women, men and children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS.

So Dan Humphrey is in a band…

mothxr-bandSo I have been meaning to write this post for ages ever since I saw a photo posted on Instagram of Penn Badgely a.k.a. Dan Humprey from Gossip Girl is in a band.

At first I just thought that the guy just looked like him, but no, it was definitely ol’ lonely boy once I checked.

The actor is, I guess, now trying his hand making it in the music biz after revealing himself to be GG herself (still weird) as the show came to its end back in 2012.

The band is called Mothxr and they are actually really, really good. I’ve been listening to them over the weekend, and can honestly say they I enjoyed their music from the first play.

It’s cool, chilled-out, and quite sexy. Just like Penn himself I guess.

Checking out the band’s Instagram page it’s obvious that Penn is now converting to a more dirty rocker vibe than his Mr Humphrey character, and it’s clear he’s trying to be taken seriously as a musician.

With the songs I’ve heard, I do think that he’s really talented, and the band deserve success. However, I don’t know quite how he’ll ever been taken totally seriously as a ‘rawk god’ after his time in GG.

But I do wish him well & I will definitely be listening to the band, and even checking them out live if I ever get the chance.

Check out my favourite track of theirs ‘Victim’ below, and go to their website for more.

Sam x

Photo credit: Mothxr Instagram

Woman Crush Wednesday: Hemsley & Hemsley

hemsleyFor my #WomanCrushWednesday this week, I have not one, but two awesome females.

If you haven’t heard of them yet, sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, better known as Hemsley + Hemsley are the hottest new duo to hit the cookery scene.

The uber-talented pair, who are both chefs, have gained success thanks to their awesome healthy recipes, which they feature on their website. However, the health gurus have also gained fans thanks to their fun personalities, stylish fashion choices and excellent writing skills that can be seen thanks to their blog.

In fact, the two London sisters have impressed with their writing ability, food skills and fashion sense so much that they are now also writers for Vogue and The Guardian.

Being a blogger myself, I find it really inspiring that the pair have managed to achieve so much and that is why they are my #wcw this week!

You can buy the Hemsley sisters first book ‘The Art of Eating Well’ now and  can follow them on Twitter to keep up to date with their latest news. 

VIDEO: HAIM – ‘My Song 5’ ft. A$AP Ferg

So here is the new video for Haim‘s next single ‘My Song 5’.

I have to say, it’s not what I expected from the three sisters, as usually they’re all about the coolness. However, I do think the video’s funny and is a refreshing change from girls in videos wearing nothing and writhing around sexily.

This is not one of my favourite songs on the album, but that’s only because I LOVE some of their other tunes.

Check out the video and let me know what you think!

Sam x

 

Plead to Katie Price – Stay single for a while!

kp1I’m sure that most of you by now would have heard that Katie Price has split from her latest husband, stripper Kieran Hayler…I mean what with Katie revealing the news herself from a string of tweets, the news isn’t going to stay secret for very long.

But if, by some chance, you haven’t heard yet. Katie revealed earlier this week that she was divorcing hubby Kieran after finding out he was having an affair with her best friend Jane Poutney for the last seven months.

She wrote on her Twitter timeline: “Sorry to say me and kieran are divorcing him and my best friend jane pountney bee having a full blown sexual affair for 7 months.”

The model added:  “No human being deserves this especially being 6 months pregnant. Worse pain in the world.”

Now don’t get me wrong, of course I feel sorry for Katie. I can’t think of anything worse than being six months pregnant with someones baby and then finding out that they are cheating on me with my best friend. It is absolutely unacceptable and I don’t know how Kieran manages to live with himself.

What I do also feel though is that there has been a pattern in the model’s life, that she needs to change. The fact is she can’t be single. As soon as one relationship ends, she’s with some other guy a few months or even weeks later. Call  me cynical, but I don’t know how you will be able to find a meaningful partner who you genuinely love and who cares about you that quick.

It seems like instead of healing after a relationship fails and thinking about how things went wrong, Katie just jumps into her next relationship. It is always with some tanned ‘hunk’ who I guess she thinks other women will be jealous of too. I mean, I’m not saying that people don’t have a type & muscly, tanned men can’t be nice. However, she just seems like she always goes for this stereotypical muscle man who screws her over.

The exception is obviously Peter Andre. I think we all know that they had real love and shared something special. However I don’t think Katie is over the relationship whatsoever, even after all these years that they split, so I think she feels like she always has to get one up on Pete and try to make him jealous. By doing this she is rushing into relationships that she isn’t fully committed too.

This would be fine, except fkpor the fact that Katie is a mother. It is not fair that she keeps introducing her children to these new men only for them to disappear a little while later and confuse them all over again. Plus, they don’t want to see their mother hurt and she is definitely going to be that if she keeps getting into relationships with these kind of men. They will just see a pattern of men coming into their lives and upsetting their Mum, which is not a great basis for their view on relationships.

The fact that she is now bringing another child into the mix is also worse. She is going to be stuck with Kieran her whole live now, seeing as he is the father of her unborn child. All she is doing is causing herself unnecessary upset by getting involved with these men.

However, if she was single, I feel like Katie would actually be able to concentrate on herself and her family. She has beautiful children and tons of different work projects she can concentrate on – she needs to realise she doesn’t need a man to complete her happy ever after. She would also find that people would respect her so much more for this. I mean, all she is ever in the paper for at the moment is for being pregnant, having a row with Pete, or breaking up with someone.

So this is my plea to you Katie, stay single! For the sake of your children, career and wellbeing!

 

 

Interview: Southsea Fashion Week 2014’s Lauren Barnett

sfwWith this year’s Southsea Fashion Week on its way next month, I decided to get in contact with one of the organisers of the event.

Lauren Barnett, 19, is the Liasons Manager for this years event, which is taking place over three days from June 12-14 at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. The event is designed to raise awareness of the creative talent in Southsea as well as the local areas.

I arranged to meet with Lauren over a coffee at Southsea’s Garage Lounge on Albert Road this week to find out more information about the event and what’s been going on behind the scenes…

Check out what she had to say, plus a few images of what you can expect from the event below…

 

 Hi Lauren! Can you tell me how you ended up involved in an exciting event like Southsea Fashion Week?

Yes of course. It’s the first addition of Highbury College’s Southsea Fashion Week, with students from the Fashion & Clothing course running things. There has been Southsea Fashion Weeks before, with other individuals running them, however this year our college tutor, Kevin Freeman thought it would be a great idea if we handled things.

So will this count towards your coursework?

Well, there is usually an end of year fashion show at the Pyramids in Southsea, based on first and second year’s end of collections. However, this year they wanted something bigger and better, so the college decided to head up Southsea Fashion Week. Five students in the class were asked to volunteer to each have a job role, with me taking Liasons Manager. It’s been down to the students to organize everything.

What does your role involve?

I’m the person who gets all of the retailers and designers in and I’m also helping to promote the event on Instagram. As well as this, I’m helping with more general stuff too, such as putting posters and flyers around to try and raise awareness of the event.

Along with the students, who else will be involved in the show?

We have quite a few independent retailers who will be part of the show, as well as a couple of designers. We’re trying to keep things local as possible to discover and promote local talent. Things are still in progress at the moment, however we are excited about the people already on board.

What can people expect from this year’s show?

Lots! The first day, the Thursday, will concentrate on hair and beauty. Then on Friday there will be the independent retailers, who will each have a stall and the independent designers, who will have their own show. On Saturday, the independent retailers will return and there will be showcases of students major final projects. These can be on anything. One of the students is concentrating on gypsy theme, another is focusing on the ‘Clueless’ film and I’m doing 70s punk!

How would you describe your own style?

I am definitely into my vintage. I have my own business on Facebook where I sell this sort of clothing. Obviously I’m quite busy at the moment, so I haven’t been able to put as much effort in as I’d like at the moment, but it’s definitely something I’m passionate about.

Do you think Southsea has it’s own unique style?

Oh yeah definitely – is renowned for being quite quirky and unique. You can definitely see this when you go out here at the weekend because everyone is so individual. I think that’s great.

What would you say are the biggest influences in fashion right now?

When it comes to designers, I love what Moschino has done recently. It’s not easily wearable but that’s what I like about it. When it comes to celebrities, I think people like Fearne Cotton, Rihanna and Rita Ora are definitely big influences. Cara Delevingne is also a huge as she is everywhere at the moment.

How can people buy tickets for this year’s Southsea Fashion Week?

The tickets are a bargain at just £2.50 each per day (Or £8 for a family of four).  People can buy these from the Healthy & Beauty reception at Highbury College in Cosham at the moment and they will available to purchase online from our website soon.

Do you have any other ways people can keep up with whats going on for Southsea Fashion Week?

Yep, people can head to our Facebook page for the event or head to our Instagram page @southseafw for updates.

Great thank you so much Lauren, can’t wait for the event!

Thank you, me too!

Check out what sort of thing you can expect from the show in the images below…

Selfies out & Birkenstocks in, according to report

birksSo news comes that selfies are no longer in fashion according to a new report…

E-cigarette company Vapestick carried out a poll on 20-somethings to find out what would be the ‘cool’ trends of this year and what was totally out. 

According to dailymail.co.uk, selfies topped the list of things that are totally not cool for 2014. Selfies have been big news already this year, woth the #nomakeupselfie cancer campaign raising millions for breast cancer charities. However, it may be this kind of widespread exposure that has means people in their 20s are really not into them anymore.

Dating app Tinder came second in the list. This sees users being able to scroll through potential lovers on their phone and only contact the person if both people like each other. This was followed by dungarees, platform heels, bum bags, kale (?) and Miley Cyrus.

Meanwhile, when it came to what is totally in, according to the report, Birkenstocks took the top space. Yep, the slightly ugly and non-flattering shoes (see right) which originated in the 60’s are apparently going to be all the rage this year. This was followed in the ‘hot’ list by baking, socks and sandals (erm), Lupita Nyong’o and Voga.

I don’t know about you, but to me this list sounds very strange. I mean, since when has socks and sandals EVER been okay?

Let me know if you really think the selfie is dead and if you are going to be working some birkenstocks…