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Get the Cara Brow with Wowcher…

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Some are born with great eyebrows, some achieve great eyebrows and some have great eyebrows drawn upon them. However, not all of us are brow blessed…

Eyebrows like these? Yes please!

Eyebrows like these? Yes please!

We would all love to wake up with a thick set of luscious and perfectly arched brows like Cara or the Kardashian clan, but unfortunately we have to make do with our own normal-human, sparse brows. Maybe you have naturally thin brows, or you lost them to the over-tweezing epidemic of 2005 (when having four single hairs above your eyelids was considered, er, cool)? Or perhaps you guys have a lovely brow-mance, but you just want to make them the fleekiest of them all?

Well, feast your peepers on the newest way to make your eyebrow game stronger than ever! Forget waxing and threading and all those other painful treatments, we’ve moved on to eyebrow extensions. I know what you’re thinking, but they’re not like hair extensions – you won’t look like Cousin Itt and you won’t be clipping anything onto your face.

Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne giving us serious brow envy.

Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne giving us serious brow envy.

In simple terms, eyebrow extensions are a semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement which involves carefully gluing individual synthetic hairs onto existing fine hairs or directly onto the skin. The treatment aims to fill in gaps, add volume and extend the brow line. Doesn’t that sound dreamy?

Imagine waking up and not having to worry about drawing in your eyebrows or plucking those random stray hairs. With this new-fangled treatment, the frantic search for your eyebrow pencil could be over for good, along with the “well, this eyebrow is so Cara but this one is a flattened slug” look that darkens your mornings.

One place that knows eyebrows speak louder than words and offers eyebrow extension treatment in London is Checkers Salon in Maida Vale. The friendly team are fully trained in transforming eyebrows that look like they’ve been sponsored by Nike to arch-tastic works of art – that’s what we like to hear!


Why not get eyebrow extensions at Checkers Salon with a little help from Wowcher?

Just remember these keys thing when deciding what to do with your brows: one, don’t let anyone with bad eyebrows tell you anything about life, and two, what’s the one thing you can get into shape without exercising? Your eyebrows, of course!

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The Hottest Hair Trend… Just in Time for Fashion Week


When it comes to favourite smells, embracing somebody with freshly washed tresses is up there with stepping onto a newly mowed lawn, or that waft of oven-fresh bread as you pass the window of a bakery.

Not everyone has time to wash their hair each morning, but even those that do can’t escape the everyday whiffs that can turn hair from fresh to musky with one stroll down the street. With this in mind, Wowcher was thrilled when two powerhouses teamed up to ensure your locks smell as good as they look.


The first of this magnificent duo is Blo, a trendy blow dry bar in the heart of Covent Garden. Last week I was lucky enough to have them transform my flat, dull hair into something a little more glam and a lot less lifeless, and I was beyond impressed with the results. Voluminous, healthy-looking and long-lasting – I was instantly hooked, and have already returned for another appointment. The tempting menu of styles ranges from ‘Holly Would’ to ‘Executive Sweet’, but I plumped for the more natural ‘Pillow Talk’ – a tousled “oh I just woke up like this, no big deal” kind of look.


Shortly after my ‘Pillow Talk’ blow dry.

So Blo is making hair look catwalk-ready, but who’s the second in this new pairing? The Batman to Blo’s Robin, if you will. Well, shortly after my first visit, I was invited back for an exciting announcement, and it was here that I discovered that Blo has teamed up with The Perfume Society to bring you hair scents that make your top-quality blow dries smell as good as cut grass and warm bread all rolled into one.


Pair the ‘Holly Would’ blow dry with Thameen Amber Room hair fragrance.

Hair fragrances are on the rise, with perfume giants such as Dior and Chanel already jumping on the trend, and we believe it’s only a matter of time before a spritz of hair perfume becomes as essential in your day-to-day routine as your favourite eau de toilette.


Match ‘Executive Sweet’ with Sachajuan’s protective hair perfume.

So what fragrance goes with what style? Thankfully, Blo and The Perfume Society have done the hard work for us, picking the perfect perfumes to accompany Blo’s most popular looks. For example, if you opted for Blo’s classic ‘Red Carpet’, you could spray the sophisticated U Luxury Alanna Hair Perfume onto your tresses, or if you went for ‘Pillow Talk’ like me, you could try out the Byredo Blanche – an innocent, refreshing and understated scent. Not only will everyone get a heavenly waft every time you toss your hair over your shoulders, but you can top up throughout the day to disguise any less-than-fresh smells!


The ‘High Society’ blow dry goes perfectly with Miss Dior’s seductive hair mist.

‘But why can’t I simply spray my favourite perfume on my hair?’ we hear you holler. What blasphemy! Your poor hair is sensitive and can’t deal with perfumes that have a high oil or alcohol content. The fragrances expertly selected by The Perfume Society not only make your hair smell delicious but protect it, too. It’s a no brainer – we always make sure our breath smells minty and our body smells fresh, so why shouldn’t we do the same for our hair?

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For Ends More Split Than Chris & Gwyneth…



We know that Hollywood romances aren’t necessarily renowned for their longevity (although Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr, who are still going strong 12 years on, would probably disagree), but some recent breakups have had us reaching for the Häagen-Dazs, we must admit. Call us emotional, but the day Gwyneth and Chris consciously uncoupled was a dark, dark day for hopeless romantics everywhere, only made worse when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner decided to call it quits just two months later. Why, Bennifer? Why?!

To get us through this difficult time, we did the only things we could: We gave up on love completely. I mean, if Gwen and Gavin can’t do it, why even bother? But, after a lot of soul searching and a short stint in a convent, we eventually found the answer to curing our vicarious heartache: A good old fashioned haircut! 2015 has seen more splits than the 2012 Olympic gymnastics tournaments, and we are certainly not going to stand about idly when it comes to the precious ones on our heads. We’re talking split ends, ladies!

Always one step ahead of us, Gwyneth is already involved with Blo, helping herself and us regular folk disguise our split ends with the ultimate Hollywood blow dry. As it stands, everyone seems to have come to terms with the sudden conscious uncoupling of the beautiful pair (if you still haven’t, get your tresses down to Blo in Covent Garden), and we can only presume this has everything to do with the blow dry bar and absolutely nothing to do with anything else. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a list of ways to help our fave celeb ex-couples, get over, and get rid of, their splits.

Blo, Covent Garden

Blo, Covent Garden

Some splits are messy, out of control and just darned unmanageable. Zayn and Perrie, for example, have been subject to cheating allegations and a whole load more drama. ‘Drama? What drama?’ Glad you asked! One of Perrie’s Little Mix bandmates, Jesy, signalled towards Perrie when singing the line ‘just to help him see what he’s been missing’ at a gig, while Jade held up a sign reading ‘Zayn is irrelevant‘ after a meet and greet. What did we tell you? Drama! Looks like they’re all in need of a Brazilian blow dry from Beauty Box, Marylebone – sure to make any split end smooth and way, way more manageable.

We can’t say that we were entirely surprised when Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick ended their relationship, but that doesn’t make it any less heart-breaking. Kourtney, it has to be said, is absolutely slaying this breakup. Not that we’re insinuating that a breakup is a competition, of course (ahem…), but if it was, Kourtney would have just won gold, and Scott would still be tying up his running shoes. We therefore think it’s Mr Disick who’s in need of a trip to the hairdressers. Scott – why not head to Exquisite Hair and Beauty in Tooting, where you can chop off those split ends (and even get a half-head of highlights should it take your fancy)? Plus, seeing as you seem to fancy a tipple of late, they’ll even throw in a glass of Pimms…

After 13 years of marriage, a simple cut and blow dry just won’t tidy up all straggly ends. Instead, we reckon Gwen Stefani’s ex-bae, Gavin Rossdale, should think about taking a trip to Parkwood Clinic for a six-month hair loss therapy treatment. We assume all these cheating allegations must be rather stressful, and just want Gavin to be prepared should it cause some premature balding. With clinics in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, you can thank us later, Gav.

 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gwen goes back on her word and tells Gavin she’s not ‘Just A Girl’

Perhaps the most devastating break up of 2015 was Kermit and Miss Piggy’s. We’re not for one second implying that Miss Piggy’s superficial (heaven forbid!), but we’ve heard the split could have had something to do with the fact that Kermit was looking a little thin on top. Thankfully, Kermy got wise to this notion and got himself down to FUE Hair Clinics© for a hair transplant, and now things are looking like they’re on the mend! Take note, Gavin…

There’s still one split that we just can’t get over. We’re looking at you Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. We don’t want you to have to cut off your straggly ends, we want you to reconcile your differences and EXTEND your love affair! Sure, there have been cheating allegations, sure there’s been a story about a shady nanny, but the Paparazzi love to spin tales, and we’re hoping that’s exactly what this is. I mean, he’s freakin’ Batman! He would never be so foolish as to get involved with the babysitter, would he? So, we think Jen should get herself down to Hair Replacement Technology, Manchester for a one-day hair extension course to see if that can inspire Jen to extend their relationship. Fingers crossed…

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (AKA Bennifer)

…Let not’s forget, Noah and Ally (from The Notebook, duh) spent years apart before finally reuniting and declaring their love for each other in a rather dramatic and very rainy climax. This reminds us of two things – firstly, Ryan Gosling looks pretty damn good in a wet t-shirt (am I right, ladies?), but secondly (and arguably, more importantly), if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. What we’re trying to say is that even faced with this rather dis-tresses-ing list of Hollywood splits, we are forever hopeful. But please, Hollywood, no more splits this year. Even with a killer haircut, our little hearts can only take so much… #TeamBennifer

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Wowcher gets a Traditional Shave @ Mr. Rizzo Grooming

With winter drawing to a close and parts of his face untouched by sunlight for several months, March seemed a good time for Kaja to brave the barber’s chair and get a wash, cut and traditional cut-throat shave, courtesy of Mr. Rizzo in Covent Garden.

I was fourteen years old the last time I visited my local barber. My hairdresser laughed at my grey hair, shouted at me for having a weak neck and, despite my request to look like Freddy Ljungberg, gave me a hairdo commonly sported by national hero Pat Butcher. Safe to say, I was fairly nervous about sitting in the hot seat after ten years living in blissful ignorance of chatty men with scissors.

When I arrived at the ultra-modern salon on Upper St. Martin’s Lane, the first thing that threw me was Mr Rizzo’s magazine collection. New editions of National Geographic and New Scientist lay in amongst glossy gossip columns and lads’ mags. There was no six-month-old copy of Home and Garden, this was the real deal. After a few minutes pretending to read a magazine, it was my time to shine. I put on my man bib and I was ready for grooming. Read more

Wowcherching’s Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Love is all around us…

Valentine’s Day… the perfect opportunity to treat your boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, wife, fiancé, partner or, let’s just say, special someone who’s yet to make an official title. Play your cards right and buy a gift through Wowcherching, and we guarantee you’ll receive a very happy return – cashback, of course!

For all the remaining singletons, we’d like to dispel the idea that Valentine’s celebrations require an essential other half – you are complete as you are, and deserve to rejoice in love and reap the cashback rewards too! Plus, as Wet Wet Wet (among others) soothingly sang, ‘love is all around you’. In other words, no wallowing, no grumping around, and you have two options: 1) share the love, be it with your lover, friends, family, pet or indeed self, and get cashback; or 2) find the love (of your life), and get up to £60 cashback with eHarmony or up to £45 with!

How does cashback work? You click through to a retailer via our website and shop as normal. We do all the rest for you – any purchases you then make from said retailer will be tracked and before you know it you’ll receive cashback in your Wowcher Wallet plus 10% bonus, all of which can be spent on Wowcher Daily Deals! As a Valentine’s treat, we’ve compiled a list of Valentine’s retailers which will get you 25% cashback bonus – all the retailers mentioned in this post included!  Read more

New Year, New You!

“Nobody’s built like you, you design yourself” once preached Jay-Z. Whether you’re the master of reinvention or a serial resolution breaker, there’s no time like the present to conquer a new challenge, activity or personal project. Without further ado… Read more

It Takes Two To Make Christmas Go Right…


50% off in the Black Friday sales, giant Cyber Monday discounts and 2 for 1 offers in various shops… Christmas today is as much about good will and merriment as it is doubling up and making our money go further in the month of December. And that’s not where the association with the number two ends – there’s turkey and stuffing, pigs and blankets and let’s not forget two turtle doves, eh? Christmas is certainly not an event we want to do solo and never by halves. Make sure you go full steam ahead into everyone’s favourite festive event of the year…

Double Up Your Layers
It’s likely that you’ll get cold over the next month or so. With Christmas markets popping up everywhere from Budapest to Birmingham, more time spent outside is more time to feel the Christmas thrill but also the Christmas chill. Whether you’re having a mulled wine in the open air or trying to keep steady on a pair of ice skates, a few extra layers of winter woollies are vital to keep you feeling merry this winter. Why not grab yourself a pair of knitted mittens with a fur trim to avoid frosty fingers ruining the day? Don’t stress over footing a huge bill however – with cosy fur boots in short, medium or tall, we’ve got plenty up our sleeve to keep you snug without your bank balance suddenly halving in size.

Chic, classically styled and oh-so-cosy, these faux fur-lined boots will be just about perfect for the chilly months ahead...

Chic, classically styled and oh-so-cosy, these faux fur-lined boots will be just about perfect for the chilly months ahead…

Cosy Up…
We’ve all been there over the Christmas period (and sometimes after a Saturday night stint at the local curry house) – you dress in your best, indulge in a feast to put all others to shame, and end up uncomfortably bulging over your new skinny jeans. Why not go cosy from the very start and swap that stiff denim for a pair of stretchy jeggings that are as comfortable as they are stylish (not to mention capable of moving with your expanding sides)? We can’t think of many better excuses to double the indulgence this yuletide. Once the dining has been done, Wowcher’s handy dish drainers are here to ensure it is cutlery rather than your finances that are out to dry.

Just the Two of Us
Christmas is always better with double the numbers. So whether you’re a party of two or responsible for toddlers, babies and grandparents spilling out over the doorstep, make them feel loved – even if they already have what they need. For the person that has everything, why not double up on photo merchandise and get them a pair of mugs that’ll be there to support their caffeine consumption throughout all the seasons of the year? With Carolina Herrera 212 fragrances for men and women on Wowcher this winter, make couples and family members feel doubly as loved with a fragrance they’ll love almost as much as they’ll love the giver of the gift.

A perfect stocking filler for Christmas, Carolina Herrera 212 EDT for women or men was created by the Venezuelan-born fashion designer to represent the style and attitude of men and women in New York City.

A perfect stocking filler for Christmas, Carolina Herrera 212 EDT for women or men was created by the Venezuelan-born fashion designer to represent the style and attitude of men and women in New York City.

So there we have it – doubling up is far more fun than going solo (and if it’s fun you’re after, a certain body stocking and bullet set are sure to provide hours of entertainment, if you catch our drift). Why not multiply your Christmas enjoyment without doubling the spend?

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A Little ‘Me’ Time For You!

Ah yes, the planned romantic gesture from your other half – rose petals, scented candles, some aromatic oils and Barry White lilting gently in the background. Then comes the most ham-fisted, bone-crunching, oafish and downright clumsy excuse for a massage you’ve ever, ever had. But simmer down, because there’s no need to plot your revenge just yet. We’ve devised a handy guide to the best places where you can really indulge in a little me-time and untie a few of those knots along the way. One of them could be the perfect way to make it up to you…  Read more

Wowcher’s Guide To Dental Treatments

What do all A-listers have in common? Whether they’re heading to a snazzy film premiere or slapping a selfie on Instagram, they each have that deliciously inviting Hollywood smile: two rows of gleaming gnashers, all straight and shiny.

It’s hardly surprising then, that 32% of us mere mortals (that’s a whopping one third of the UK) feel ‘concerned by the look of their teeth’ – and why shouldn’t we?* Cosmetic dentistry has exploded during the last decade, as well as plenty of on-the-shelf teeth whitening kits, making it more affordable than ever to snatch up a pair of glistening pearly whites. So move over celebs, us girls are getting in on the action, and here’s what to pick from if you do:

Laser Teeth Whitening
Often touted as laser teeth whitening, this celeb led procedure doesn’t typically involve lasers, but is actually down to a nifty chemical compound called ‘hydrogen peroxide’. Once activated by strong light, the ingredient is broken down, which releases oxygen into the inner enamel to promote a whiter tooth appearance. Quick, easy and without the fiddly nature of home whitening kits, this ‘miracle treatment’ can have you in and out of the dentist’s chair in as little as 45 minutes! Lunch break treat? Oh, go on then…

‘Six Month Smiles’ Clear Braces
Sporting tooth-coloured wires for discreet wear, the ‘Six Month Smiles’ method uses clear braces to gently straighten and align your pearly whites over a period of six months. These ingenious braces are barely visible, so you won’t need to feel self-conscious when talking, smiling and laughing. A full consultation with your dentist is usually required, as is a scale and polish and dental hygiene appointment once your braces come off. You’ll also need to return every three to four weeks to have the wires tightened, but don’t worry – that sparkly smile will be worth it!

Dental Implant & Ceramic Crown
A vampy makeup look may get you hot to trot, but a fang-heavy incisor is definitely not one to show off. With a dental implant and ceramic crown, you’ll first get a full dental exam with any necessary mouth x-rays included, plus a cosmetic consultation with your experienced dentist. If all goes well, the procedure then takes place over several sessions, involving a small screw being implanted in the jaw, which is then anchored by natural bone growth. The tooth will be topped off with a ceramic crown, made to match the colour and bite of your teeth.

Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Easy-to-use home teeth whitening kits can be found on any supermarket shelf, and while they include everything you need to build up a whiter smile, these magic kits can be expensive. Here at Wowcher, you can save a doddle on popular home teeth whitening treatments that include in-depth instructions and a shade guide so you can track the change in colour of your teeth. Whichever kit you choose, each pack contains a savvy formula designed to bust stains from things like coffee, wine and nicotine – leaving you with a smile to be proud of!

Scale, Polish & X-rays
Sparkly gnashers aside, we all need a good mouth clean every once and a while – and according to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 60% of us organised women get our teeth checked regularly.* But for those who might have missed one or two, a scale, polish and x-ray is definitely worth having. These hygiene check-ups begin with an initial consultation, where you’ll get 3D x-rays of your mouth, designed to identify any hidden problems with your teeth, mouth and jaw that can’t be seen with a visual examination. You’ll then receive a teeth scale and polish lasting up to 30 minutes, leaving you with that lovely clean feeling you can only get from the dentist.

So there you have it, five dental treatments that can lift your dull and dreary teeth to glittering perfection. For your chance to snap up some bargain dental deals, simply stay with!

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Cosy Deals, Fit For Autumn, On Long Nights In You’ll Wish You’d Bought ‘em…

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is greyyyyy” so sang The Mamas and the Papas in reference to the coming of autumn. But whilst many fear the onslaught of those grey skies, shorter days and Simon Cowell and Cheryl does-anyone-even-know-what-her-surname-is-anymore’s inescapable TV presence, here at Wowcher we’re embracing the turn of the season. “Why?” We hear you cry, well how about these reasons to name but a few…

Cosy nights in
Sure we all love a night out on the tiles, but several stiletto accidents, pounding headaches and extortionate receipts later and we’re firmly coming round to the benefits of a night on the sofa. With homemade popcorn in hand, a hefty selection of Ryan Gosling films and a cosy duvet clad in brand new striped bedding you’ll forget why you ever saw the benefits of leaving the house to down Tequila shots and whip out your questionable dance moves.

Perfect for a night in with the girls or that special someone, the 2-Litre Fusion hot air popcorn maker brings you unbeatable flavour with minimum prep time.

Perfect for a night in with the girls or that special someone, the 2-Litre Fusion hot air popcorn maker brings you unbeatable flavour with minimum prep time.

Whilst it might not give you the recommended daily dose of Vitamin D, a spot of pampering sure does wonders for those autumnal blues. So get rid of your other half and invite the girls round for a night of gossiping and glamour Wowcher style. Keep it simple and don face masks whilst quaffing budget bubble, or amp up the glam factor with a seriously stylish straightening session courtesy of the Amika pro-style tourmaline straighteners and heatproof styler mat and travel case. Just remember no self-respecting girl’s night in takes place without a strict onesie dress code being enforced…

As beautiful as autumn time can be, blustery winds and heavy showers can cause chaos with your hair. Set things straight with these Amika pro-style tourmaline straighteners.

As beautiful as autumn time can be, blustery winds and heavy showers can cause chaos with your hair. Set things straight with these Amika pro-style tourmaline straighteners.

Dressing like an Eskimo
Whilst Kim Kardashian and co may enjoy the stifling constraints of glamorous clothing and killer heels we’re far fonder of elasticated waists, fleece and pretty much anything that looks like it came straight from your grandma’s wardrobe. And whilst turning up to work in cosy duck down slippers and fleece-lined leggings may result in a meeting with HR, just remember that behind closed doors you’re the queen of your own sartorial destiny!

Prowl like a tiger, hop like a kangaroo or even look classic in Jurassic as a dinosaur in these soft and comfortable fleece onesies!

Prowl like a tiger, hop like a kangaroo or even look classic in Jurassic as a dinosaur in these soft and comfortable fleece onesies!

And if all else fails…
Just close your eyes, crank up the stylish flame-effect fireplace and reassure yourself with the fact that there’s only around 180 days to go until spring will have sprung!

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