Author: Nell Walker

January sales: how to find the best deals

Shopping is supposed to be fun, and what’s more fun than getting great deals on your purchases? What’s trickier is finding those deals, especially online, where so many retailers claim massive sales with no guarantee of quality or quantity. At Shoplinkz, we like to make it easier for you. Here’s our breakdown of how to find the best deals during the January sales. Voucher code sites Google ‘voucher codes’ and you’ll find a bunch of sites stuffed with savings. These codes normally have a limited shelf life and on the less reputable websites they may not work at all,...

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Fab Christmas fashion

With the party season well and truly under way, many of us are left scrabbling for the perfect outfit. This year, as one expects for December, sparkle is queen; but if that’s the case, then texture is next in line for the throne. Faux fur, velvet, and leather are everywhere, threatening to steal spotlight from the sequins. Here are some of our favourite examples:   This Lucca Couture plunging v-neck mini dress (via Shoplinkz) wows, both due to the low cut and shimmering fabric. It’s striking enough that you need minimal jewellery, yet subtle enough to take to a...

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Movember is over. Enter: Decembeard

You think just because Movember and No-Shave November are over you can pick up your razor once more? Not a chance, son. This year’s furry offering is Decembeard, a charitable movement raising awareness of bowel cancer, the second biggest cancerous killer in the UK. While this is a British venture, the theme has international appeal and anybody is welcome to join in and/or donate. While I’m not a fan of the ‘Real Men Grow Beards’ tagline (since the concept of whatever a ‘real’ man is makes the whole thing seem less welcoming and inclusive), this is genuinely for a...

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Shine bright: the latest in innovative wearable tech

Who doesn’t want a high-tech mood ring to wear in front of their face? Enter the Halo, created by Nan Zhao – a PhD student at MIT – who was inspired by the omnipresence of selfie culture to invent a device which syncs information via an app and reflects it within an illuminated hoop. The hoop contains 180 LED lights which are individually programmed to display the weather around them, their movement levels, and of course their mood. Zhao states that the Halo was born of the idea that online “we present ourselves in the way we want, almost...

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Enter the digital age of the fashion catwalk via virtual reality

Think of some off-putting elements of fashion shows: traffic, crowds, egos, the pressure to look entirely on-point, actually being invited… the list goes on. However, all of these things can be eliminated if you simply enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home; the only place where nobody can judge you for turning up in pyjamas. YouVisit is a site which offers virtual reality tours of reasonably exclusive places. You may have already seen the Mirror to the Soul video – a five minute behind-the-scenes glimpse from every angle of Fashion Week Russia – and not realised it was a collaboration between...

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