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Wowcher Does a Vintage Photoshoot @ Belgravia Studios, Victoria

In search of a quirky new look, my friend and I ditched our usual work attire in favour of 1950s glamour and a whole load of scarlet lippie! On arrival at Belgravia Studios in Victoria, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect – would we suit our retro makeover? How would we take to life in front of the camera? Luckily we had no reason to worry, as we were greeted with a glass of bubbly on arrival (the best way to be greeted, in our opinion!) and introduced to our hair and makeup stylist for the day. We were given the opportunity to request a specific look or style, but we decided to let our stylists take creative control – a short while (and lashings of eyeliner) later, we were rocking a look Marilyn Monroe herself would have been proud of! With glossy red lips, smoky black eyes, victory rolls and curly locks, we were feeling fabulous and beginning to wish we’d been born fifty years before our time! Read more

Wowcher’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Perfume

We’ve all emerged from the perfume shop smelling like an explosion in, well – a perfume shop. Once you’ve spritzed three or four different types, it’s easy to get lost in a cloud of zest and musk and ultimately lose the ability to differentiate between them. Combined with bamboozling talk of base notes, top notes and eau de toilettes, you’re often left wondering how something as simple as scent can become so complicated. Another issue to consider is your perfume style. Just like taste in clothes or music, you’ll find that many people have a certain type of scent they prefer, be it fresh, floral fragrances or spicy, Oriental ones. So where to begin? Wowcher are here to get to the bottom of the jargon and assist you in your hunt for a signature scent… Read more

The Wowcher Guide To Superstardom!


Here at Wowcher, we know you’re a star, but how exactly do you let the rest of the world know it? Well it’s easier than you think. So forget the years of hard work, humiliating auditions and crippling performing arts training and just take the fast track to success with our handy five-step guide! As late-90s muses S-Club 7 once said, you’ve got to reach for the stars…

Look the part
A good way to make yourself feel like a star is to take some magical inspiration and wear it on your sleeve wherever you go. Or in this case, around your neck – so how about a gorgeous fairy necklace made with none other than Swarovski elements (we prefer them so much more than boring regular elements). Studded with emerald-coloured jewels and either rhodium, gold or rose gold plating, this Disney meets Dior bit of bling is sure to be the missing statement piece to your soon-to-be A-lister wardrobe.

Whether you opt for a rhodium, gold or rose gold-plated fairy, you’ll find her encrusted with emerald-coloured crystals and holding a star pendant.

Whether you opt for a rhodium, gold or rose gold-plated fairy, you’ll find her encrusted with emerald-coloured crystals and holding a star pendant.

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Wowcher’s Guide To Back To University Essentials


Whether it’s your first year of university or you’re returning for another year of spaghetti hoop breakfasts and Fruit Loop dinners, we’ve got everything you need to be the ultimate student. Here is the Wowcher guide to everything UNI-d:  Read more

The Wowcher Guide To An Awesome Autumn


It’s that time of year again – the days are getting shorter, leg-shaving is becoming far less frequent and your freezer is storing fewer ice lollies and double the number of TV dinners. That’s right; autumn is slowly creeping up on us. It would be easy to sink into a deep and carb-filled depression but with Wowcher-style positivity on your side, we can think of plenty of reasons to rejoice over the colder months. Here’s just a few… Read more

Easy to Wear: Summer Hair Trends

At lunch, you choose a new ‘do. You visit Pinterest with a finger clamped in ‘scroll-mode’. Cue streams of pretty haircuts: pixie crops, updos, bob cuts and braids. Tugging at ratty tails, you think, “I could totally pull that off”. Next week you’re in the hairdresser’s chair bound in a black polyester gown, regretting the snap decision, and cursing the day you fell for the charms of the Pin boards. But rash judgements needn’t be bad ones. To help you on your path to ultimate hair vixen, we’ve compiled a list of the hottest hair trends this summer – and which ones are right for you…

Tousled Waves
Tangled, wet-look waves push the mermaid look to new heights. Spritz locks with leave-in conditioner to hold in moisture, delicately finger curling the front for natural edge. Perfect for those with heart-shaped faces.  Read more

Wowcher’s Guide To: Festival Fashion

If the star-studded snaps of this year’s Coachella have left you questioning whether your go-to waterproof cagoule is as practi-cool as you think, fear not: there’s still time to salvage your festival wardrobe. Our home-grown festivals might not promise the scorching sun of the California desert, but our British spirit (not to mention our unparalleled – if at times eccentric – fashion sense) always manages to shine through instead. So whether you’re a Glastonbury goer or a V-Fest veteran, we’ve hand-picked a wish list covering all your backpack essentials to celebrate the start of the festival season!  Read more

Spring Bling!

Springtime. The season where fashion blogs burst their stylish banks with the word “transitional”. Have you embarked on the transformation that is ‘updating, tweaking and reshuffling your wardrobe’? Have you swapped ‘faux-fur for fibre fresh cotton’? Spare us, please. Because just as you’re worrying whether to bin the cable knit for a little linen number, we have another idea; pluck out the jewellery box. There’s one trademark accessory that stretches across all seasons – and it’s the trinkets, charms and diamonds, darrrrling. Let’s revive the trends:

Make a bold statement
Vie for attention – and win – with a statement piece intended to captivate all those who cross your gem-encrusted path. Go for gold, and pair vibrant stones against neutral fabrics and gilded chains with achromatic greys. Or add spice to lack-lustre basics with clustered-style necklaces bathed in clashing colour combos. For best results, team geometric designs such as the Aztec-inspired necklace with tencel tees and feather light camisoles.

Fans of the statement piece include: Olivia Palermo, Millie Mackintosh, Louise Thompson and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Restore your shine
Forget frenemies, the reliability of the not-so-humble diamond provides us with all the companionship we’ll ever need. Lovers of this timeless trend include Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie and British icon and girl-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne. Match Black diamonds with subtle sterling silver to enhance its multi-faceted glory.

Go Great Gatsby
Pearls, pearls, pearls. A stone so precious we need to scour the aqua-marine waters of New Zealand and China to prise them from their clammy shells. These milk-coloured beauties come in eight basic shapes: round, semi-round, button, drop, pear, oval, baroque, and circled. Known for their iridescent sheen, and metaphorically for their celestial qualities; why not channel the elegance of Kate Middleton with a pearl heart tri set, consisting of a pendant, bracelet and pair of earrings? Other collectors of the shimmering stone include Whitney Port, Emma Watson and Scarlett Johansson.

Wowcher Does Dotty Style

From the days of ‘What Not to Wear’ to the slightly more invasive ’10 Years Younger’, it’s a fact: the art of reinvention is always ‘in’. Yet, think of the words ‘colour chart’ and your mind will most likely conjure up dodgy shoulder pads and unforgivable yoga ensembles. I decided to discover just how far colour consultations have evolved since the Dulux days of the 80s…

Set in the Hilton’s London Metropole, I was greeted by a sprawling yet decadent 4* hotel. I’ll be honest, as someone whose sartorial inspiration is more Morticia Addams than Miley Cyrus, I was dubious about how my funeral-ready wardrobe would fare in the intimidating world of colour. Do the veins in my arms indicate a blue or yellow undertone? Am I fair skinned or just a victim of winter whitening? Enter Dotty… Read more

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Ferocious crooner Tina Turner once sang these famous words, and as the season for increased romance loometh near, we can’t help but agree with her. We may sound bitter, we may sound jaded, but au contraire dear readers, we’re just being practical. Although we have nothing against emotions per se, ask yourself this question: when love fades, the chemistry fizzles and the butterflies cease to flutter, what will you be able to point to?

Through many generations, women have been giving it up merely for a simple dinner and a declaration of eternal love, but in our opinion, empty calories do not a lasting relationship make. A wise man once said, “the best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and the bees – I want money,” and boys, you ought to take heed. If you’re reluctant to dole out lump sums of cash, we’re not fussy; we also accept jewellery in lieu. So if you’ve had the pleasure of being jabbed with Cupid’s arrow but you’re stumped for gift ideas, show her you care with diamonds and pearls – or just Swarovski Elements, because let’s face it, we’re not made of money…