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I went to our nearest Wal-Mart style Asda store yesterday to look at their George fashion range.

It was all going very well until a security guard approached me in front of other customers and demanded to know why I was taking photos of some of their clothes…I explained that I was a blogger and I wanted to get some pictures so I could write-up George’s current style.  He was having none of it, I honestly think he believed I was a competitor stealing their ideas!  Bit late when it’s on the shop floor love!  After ten minutes in the back room and showing him and his boss my websites I think they believed me and I was let loose on the store again with a promise not to take anymore photos!

Any hoos after that drama I will still do a write-up of what I found in late August!

There were a LOT of sale items, fair enough as we are in between the fashion seasons at the moment, lots of summer tops and 3/4 length trousers/jeans available as well as tonnes of t-shirts for £3 and £1.50 vest tops.  I did get a t-shirt and some 3/4 length jeans for a total of £8.50 (not bad!)

They had some excellent work wear, lovely fitted Next style dresses and others that reminded me of H&M designs.  Again very reasonable prices for all.  Lots of pyjamas and also some great items in their ‘teen’ range G:21 – I actually got a £5 top for this section which fits me fine!

I would recommend a trip if you like cheap, fast fashion!  Here are the photos I managed to bizarrely keep on my camera!

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BLACKHEAD CLEANSER – PLEASE DONT’ GET CONNED!

Right girls first of all there is a LOT of scams out there selling this £3 product for £30 and upwards…it is one lady who is claiming you can’t get this product anywhere else…this is a pile of PANTS!

This product is produced in Japan so it isn’t available in shops in the UK.  This is the main site to avoid, they get shut down all the time http://blackheadnomore.blogspot.com/2008/06/blakhead-masque.html the claims they make and the photos they show and the stories etc are all fabricated.   So yes avoid.

What they actually sell from these con sites is a product called ‘Daiso Charcoal Mask’ it retails for $2.00 in Japan, the people behind the scam are marketing this product under a different name, tut tut.  I got mine from ebay for £3.50 here’s a similar listing http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Daiso-Japan-Charcoal-Mask-Face-Masque-Blackhead-Pore-/290599935342?pt=US_Skin_Care&hash=item43a91b1d6e

Onto the review, charcoal is a great product for the skin, it does do a purification job really well.

I would suggest steaming your face before putting on the mask to open the pore.

The product is messy! You need to wash your hands after an application, it’s a very thick consistency.  I would put a liberal amount on your skin, about 2mm worth say.   It takes a while to dry, about 15-20 minutes if not more.  But then it peels off like a paper rather than a clay mask…you can see the debris stuck to the mask so you get that satisfied feeling from it!

I would also run a very gentle cleanser over your skin after using this product just to get any of the left-over product off of your skin.

I think it’s less irritating to the skin than say the Biore strips and applying it as a mask means no air bubbles and missed sections!

Is it worth ordering off the net though? Well yes I think so, it is different to other masks available here and the charcoal ingredient is a plus, just please pay £3 not £30!

Here’s some pictures of the product below and also one of my masks after removal!

 

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Anything David Beckham can do… Rafael Nadal unveils his new Armani underwear advert on a 20ft billboard in New York!

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These polishes are very new on the market, this was the only colour combination at my Boots store in the UK.

It’s a neat idea and you could play a lot with different colour combinations.

I’d like to see a silver or a lighter colour in the range next!

Did work really well though!  Top tips – don’t apply a lot of the ‘crackle’ polish, it needs space to achieve the effect!

Enjoy!

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Alexa seems to be keeping busy after splitting for her Artic Monkey’s boyfriend recently.

This collection taps into her love for vintage, with some laid back styles and retro designs!

The collection is out on the 22nd of September, you can visit Madewell’s website for more info!

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V Festival 2011 is now over and we saw a veritable amount of fashion over the two days.  We saw Rihanna, Jessie J, Pixie Lott and Ellie Goulding all performing and strutting their stuff on stage!

What can we take away from this?  Fringing and hot pants!!  Maybe not for the faint hearted this look!

If you aren’t brave enough to go short short then get some nice tailored longer shorts or 3/4 length trousers or stay short but combine it with tights (fishnets preferably) to cover up your legs a little.

As for fringing – well I’m not sold on the concept yet but Topshop and ASOS are definitely getting behind this trend and are introducing lines with fringing details.

So if you are going to an outdoor festival this year be flamboyant and embrace that inner pop star!

Topshop Fringed Playsuit @ £55!

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