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Who’s The PumpKing or Queen of Wowcher?



With Halloween creeping in, we’ve got so many frightfully wonderful things to look forward to that it’s hard to contain our excitement. Fancy dress, tonnes of sweets, the black bun Halloween Whopper at Burger King… and pumpkin carving, of course!

Back in the day, pumpkin carving was simple. You cut the top off, scooped out the insides, cut three triangles on the front (two eyes and a nose) and crafted a zig-zag evil type smile – and hey presto, your pumpkin was complete.

But this doesn’t work now, folks – oh no it does not! The pumpkin carving game is at an all-time high, with some so artistic it’s almost like Michelangelo himself carved them. From Obama, Harry Potter, T-Swift, Kanye, Oprah and even the Queen, it seems that anything is carvable, which means your three-triangle pumpkin simply isn’t quite cutting it anymore.

After you’ve hunted down the perfect plump pumpkin, it’s time to let your creative juices flow. But first things first, you will need a good selection of tools to create your masterpiece. We’re not talking about a blunt knife and a bent spoon – we’re talking about a proper pumpkin carving kit, which we’re sure all the professional pumpkin carvers use!

Carving set

In the spirit of fairness, we decided to set a pumpkin carving challenge ourselves for five Wowcher workers. With the same rules of no three-triangle pumpkins and no blunt knife and bent spoon tools, the five competitors were set free to create a frightfully good (or bad) pumpkin.

Howlever, we have put the voting down to you, our Wowcher customers. You will decide who is the PumpKing or Queen of Wowcher. Who comes out on top and who is a Halloween flop is in your hands. Who will put the ass in embarrassment or the boo in bootiful? Whose pumpkin will be a ghastly mess or a gruesome success? YOU DECIDE!


Anna’s Minion Pumpkin

First up we have Anna’s Minion pumpkin. A carving that would make Pharrell Williams happy, you can bet your bottom dollar she worked hard on this bad boy. Hehe. Bottom.

Anna pumpkin 2


Hannah’s Batman Pumpkin

Next up is Hannah, the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Are you a Batfan of her creation? Or is she Arkham up the wrong tree?

Hannah pumpkin


Josh’s Ghostbusters Pumpkin

Josh kept with the traditional ghostly theme that we all know and love. So altogether now: if there’s somethin’ strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!



Dominique’s Wolf of Wowcher Pumpkin

Dominique dished up the ‘Wolf of Wowcher’, but is it a deserving winner? Will it scoop the crown or be left out in the cold like Leo at the Oscars? Did Dom do the Wolf of Wowcher chest beat? Do we have the answers to any of these questions? In the words of the Wolf himself, absolutely f*/!?@£ not!



Emily’s Vomiting Pumpkin

Emily’s pumpkin channelled how most of us look on a Friday night after a drink or six. Will the sick do the trick? Is it a Halloween treat or does she need to take a backseat? And will we ever stop asking questions we don’t know the answers to?

Emily pumpkin

Good luck to all our carvers! The winner will be announced after Halloween, so get voting for your favourite pumpkin – but just remember one thing, all’s fair in love and pumpkin carving. Happy Halloween!

Click here and vote for your pumpking or queen!

Koating up with the Kardashians!


Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

Squad Goals… Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

Weather-wise, we know what we’re doing with winter and summer fashion. The cold requires lots of layering paired with boots and coats, while summer calls for light fabrics and anything strappy, short and loose. Autumn, however, is a bit of a stickler in the fashion stakes, with the sun shining one minute and cold wind and rain knocking us for six the next. One person we can always look to for inspiration is Kim, so why not nail seasonal dressing Kardashian-style this autumn?

Go fur it!
This season sees a 70s-style shearling revolution – we think it’s never been easier to grab a slice of Kendall Jenner’s style than with this reversible fleece-lined faux shearling gilet, paired with a simple but elegant black ensemble. Not only will you be bang on-trend but it’s perfect for the season, adding warmth with autumnal neutral shades – the perfect piece to bridge the gap between summer and winter!

Kendall Jenner Instagram (Fur or Shearling Gillet)

Kendall Jenner/Instagram


Light it up like a blazer
With party season just around the corner, your strappy dress isn’t going to shield you from the cold and we don’t recommend you rely on your beer jacket at the office Christmas party if you’re looking to avoid a drunken colleague hook-up! Keep it sexy and sophisticated like Kourtney Kardashian with a simple black blazer draped over the shoulders. Not only perfect for a night out, it’s great paired with jeans or work-wear for just enough warmth on a sunny autumn day.
Top tip: keep a scarf in your bag for an easy way of adding warmth should the wind suddenly change!

Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram

Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram


Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Like Mrs Kardashian West we love ourselves a waterfall lapel, and with up to four similar styles on the site at any one time we think we’ve got the one for you. Whether it’s a full-length coat like Kim’s Balenciaga number or our sleeveless waistcoat, waterfall quilted biker or ¾ sleeve belted jacket it’s never been easier to style it up like the Kween of the Kardashians this autumn. With a range of autumnal tones to choose from, you can get the KK seal of approval in colours including wine, khaki, navy, black, white and even camel!

Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Kim Kardashian/Instagram


You da bomb-er!
If your style calls for something a little cooler then maybe you should be taking style tips from the Instagram icon herself, Miss Kylie Jenner. This padded bomber could be a great addition to your autumn/winter wardrobe for a look that captures some of Kylie’s trademark quirky style. Pair with jeans and a tee for a casual weekend look or wear over a hoodie for a bit of added warmth when winter’s in full swing.

Kylie Jenner/Instagram

Kylie Jenner/Instagram


Go hell for leather
A classic autumn jacket, there’s a lot to be said for a good leather (or pleather!) jacket. Seen on every single Kardashian and Jenner, and most other celebs for that matter, it’s always a sure-fire winner! Perfect for any time of day, the leather is a great alternative to a blazer on an evening and can be an edgy addition to even the most glam of outfits. Check out our favourite Auntie Koko rocking her leather with a pair oversized shades… You go Koko!

Khloe Kardashian /Instagram

Khloe Kardashian /Instagram


Parka it up pack it in, let me begin…
Ok, so we know she’s only two years old, but given her fashionista parents you can forgive us for saying this Kardashian-in-training has style. Featuring in her father Kanye’s music video late last year, North West got her winter fashion right by wrapping up in an adorable parka. She may only be a toddler but her style is far from powder pink and fairy dust. You could certainly take tips from little Nori by snuggling up in this fleece lined hooded parka or, if you’re looking for a more glamorous alternative, this mid-length quilted version should do the trick.

Kris Jenner/Instagram

Kris Jenner/Instagram

Wowcher at the Theatre: The Railway Children

“Try to imagine it as an adventure, all sorts of things might happen.”

E.E. Nesbitt, The Railway Children


That The Railway Children should be brought to life anywhere other than King’s Cross seems unimaginable, but even more unimaginable is how well the space at the King’s Cross Theatre plays host to the story, over a century after its initial publication. A staple of family Christmases and sick days, the charm and nostalgia of the story come together in a truly poignant production, adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny and directed by Damian Cruden.


The stage is set from the first moment you enter the theatre, right next to King’s Cross station itself, with the foyer transported back in time to the 1900s complete with platform signs and a Victorian-style sweet shop. The audience is directed to their seats on either Platform One or Two, either side of the incredible moving stage that lines the centre of the space. From the beginning it’s a truly immersive experience, with characters in the fabulous suits, top hats and smart dresses of the period wandering the space, greeting the excited audience. The exposed workings of a functional station, as well as the dangling lightbulbs casting a dusty orange glow, make you feel you’re really part of the story – somehow it even smells like smoke and oil. King’s Cross nowadays might be all cross commuters, but the magic of the railway is very much alive here.


For those unfamiliar with the story, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis are three siblings transposed into poverty when their father disappears. At their new home in the North, Three Chimneys, they meet all sorts of new characters and predictably get up to all sorts of hijinks, mostly centred around the railway itself. Brought energetically to life by Serena Manteghi, Jack Hardwick and Louise Calf – all adult actors playing children – their naivety and innocence mean the darker elements of the story never dull the mood. The moving parts of the stage and the actual steam engine that appears, almost a character itself, keep the thrills up even when things aren’t looking so good for the family.


Complete with engaging supporting characters and some laugh-out-loud moments, this is as impressive a way to spend an afternoon as you’ll find in London. Its underlying values of kindness to strangers could melt the heart of even the most cynical person, and, well, we all know how it ends. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

For the chance to see top shows such as Memphis starring Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle, Dusty, the new multi-media ‘fusion musical’ based on Dusty Springfield’s life, and the spine-chilling Woman in Black for a fraction of the price, make sure you keep checking!

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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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Wowcher’s Feel-Good Story of the Week


It’s easy to get bogged down in trivial events each week, whether it’s getting barged on a tube at rush hour, missing your train home, dropping your precious iPhone on the floor or (God forbid) spilling your tea. But every so often we hear some news that makes us forget those insignificant things and thoroughly brightens our day…


A short while ago we started working with Vet Nurse Direct, a fantastic company that offers a range of online animal care courses teaching pet owners how to properly care for their four-legged friends. We Brits love our pets, so unsurprisingly the deals we ran with them were a huge success. Not only did sales go through the roof, with ladies and gents from the Royal Veterinary College even buying the deal, but Vet Nurse Direct were flooded with emails from pet owners and pet care professionals alike declaring how much courses had helped. Having hundreds of people across the country learn to administer first aid on their pooches and pussy cats is a feel-good story in itself, but there’s more.


With a healthy helping of sales comes a healthy helping of money. But, being passionate about pet care, Vet Nurse Direct didn’t put the money towards an extravagant work Christmas party or a trip to the Maldives, they used it to buy a pet ambulance instead! With no national health scheme for pets, they felt it was a much-needed service, giving pet owners the opportunity to have their animals transported to the vet or the groomers safely and without stress.


To help sick and injured animals is a hugely admirable pursuit, and we were so thrilled to have played a part in Vet Nurse Direct buying this ambulance and achieving their goal. And don’t forget, if you purchased one of their courses you helped pay for this ambulance, too! Who knows, you may have unknowingly helped save a spaniel, care for a Cheshire cat or rescue a rabbit. Now that’s what we call a happy ending!


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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?

For great discounts on Blo’s fabulous treatments, keep an eye on

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Wowcher Gets Weird @ Ripley’s Believe It or Not!



Here at Wowcher, we’re fans of the wonderfully weird, the beautifully bizarre and the just plain peculiar. We can’t wait to head down to Somerset to wander through Banksy’s ‘bemusement park’, we’re desperate to try KFC’s new pink burger buns, and hell, we were even on board with green ketchup. So, as a special end of summer treat, I was sent off to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (courtesy of Buyagift), the world’s largest Ripley’s museum, to marvel at the very best of the world’s wackiest artefacts and interactive exhibits.

Ripley’s Warehouse complete with a life size woolen Ferrari, because what warehouse is complete without a car made out of your jumper?

Ripley’s Warehouse complete with a life size woolen Ferrari. What warehouse is complete without a car made out of your jumper?

You start on the fifth floor (because starting on the first floor is for losers) where you stroll through Ripley’s Warehouse, a cluttered room filled with everything you can possibly imagine. There’s a suit made out of duct tape, a giant wooden chair, a mechanical dinosaur, a life-size woollen Ferrari, and even (what I hope was a replica of) an eight-legged Siamese calf. One thing’s for sure, if Robert Ripley was born half a century later, he’d definitely be featured on an episode of Hoarders.

Old McDonald had a farm EIEIO, and on that farm he had a roaring mechanical dinosaur and an eight-legged Siamese calf…EIEIO.

Old McDonald had a farm EIEIO, and on that farm he had a roaring mechanical dinosaur and an eight-legged Siamese calf…EIEIO.

As well as being a cartoonist, an entrepreneur and quite possibly a hoarder, Robert Ripley was also an amateur anthropologist, and this is pretty evident when you enter the Hall of Exotica. Other than your run-of-the-mill mummified Egyptian hand and a self-deformed Peruvian skull, you can also find some Amazonian shrunken heads and decorated cannibal skulls…

Would you believe me if I told you this was a really tiny person sitting on a normal sized chair?

Would you believe me if I told you this was a really tiny person sitting on a normal sized chair?

Art is also a big feature, but you won’t find any oil paintings or water colour portraits here! What you can find is a portrait of Michael Jackson made entirely out of candy, and one of Whitney Houston made out of the inside of a cassette tape, because, why not? This was something I found myself saying a lot. ‘What’s this? A coffin shaped like a giant eagle? Yeah, why not?’

Giant eagle coffin. Please note, this is how I want to be buried…

Giant eagle coffin. Please note, this is how I want to be buried…

You don’t merely stare at the artefacts at Ripley’s, there’s plenty for you to touch and get involved with, too. Pop your head and torso through a special table that makes it look like you’ve got no legs, enter into a room that makes it look as though you’ve doubled in size and see if you can make it through the Hall of Mirrors without face-planting your mirror image. The visit ends with a laser race, where you’ve got to get through a room of lasers in the fastest time possible, without touching them and setting off the alarm. I dominated this section. I don’t like to brag, but have you ever seen Entrapment? I was basically Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Getting absolutely legless…

Getting absolutely legless…

If I were to list every single thing I saw, we’d be here for a while, and I’ve got to go catch up on Bake Off, so I’ll leave you with this sentiment: the exhibits at Ripley’s were so extraordinary that, at times, I wasn’t sure if Ripley’s was playing fast and loose with the word ‘genuine’, causing me to suffer a bit of an existential crisis mid-way through my visit (‘Is this a real shrunken head? What is real? Am I real?’). But whether I was looking at the real thing or a replica, the story behind it was true, and this reminded me of one thing that no one can dispute: the world we live in is wonderfully weird and filled with extraordinarily exceptional people, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Top 5 European city break destinations!


sky and the sea of clouds.

Here at Wowcher, as much as we’d love to take a month off, fill up our backpacks with bikinis and head to Southeast Asia to ‘find ourselves’, we’ve had to reluctantly accept that our wallets – and our annual leave – just won’t stretch that far. Luckily for us in Britain, our little island is nestled in one of the most diverse, historical and fascinating continents there is, and some of the world’s greatest cities are just a hop, skip and a quick Wowcher deal away. Check out our list for the top five European city break destinations!


5. Rome

Roma Foro Romano

When you don’t want to just ‘fly and flop’, there’s nowhere that packs a historical punch quite as hard as the Italian capital. Nicknamed the ‘Eternal City’ for its timeless beauty and tangible past, just a few hours in bella Roma will have you racing to throw your wishing coins in the Trevi Fountain to make sure you return! Take a tour of Vatican City and add a whole new tick to your ‘countries visited’ list, marvel at the classical architecture or stay out until the sun comes out with one of the most glamorous crowds on the planet. With a millennium-long history of culture, power, fine art and fine food, this is definitely the city to head to for an intoxicating taste of ‘la dolce vita’!


4. Budapest

Szechenyi thermal baths in Budapest.

After spending decades as a hidden gem, Budapest is now Europe’s worst kept secret – and after visiting for yourself, you’ll be able to see why! Embracing the banks of the Danube, you’ll find an achingly trendy atmosphere married with exquisite architecture and a historical feel that you can really sink your teeth into. Fans of the city reckon there’s no view more romantic than looking out from a bridge at the twinkling lights of the city, there’s no architecture more impressive than the Art Nouveau marvels that embroider the winding streets and there’s no party quite as exciting as those happening in the super-hip crevices of the Jewish Quarter. There’s a reason it’s known as the Paris of the East, dah-ling.


3. Blackpool

Blackpool Tower Illumination

The sparkling lights of New York City, the casinos of Vegas and the beaches of Thailand – all just a train ride away from wherever in Britain you call home. OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but Blackpool is certainly the crown jewel of England’s seaside resorts! If you like your tack flashing right where you can see it (who doesn’t, occasionally?) and don’t fancy braving airport check-in queues for your next holiday, there’s nowhere better to head than glittering Blackpool. With the neon lights of the illuminations, the retro seaside piers and the hugely entertaining Pleasure Beach, you can rest assured that even if there’s no sun, there’s sure to be fun!


2. Venice

Venice. View of Grand Canal at dusk from Rialto Bridge

As much as we love discovering a hidden gem, there’s no denying the classics are classics for a reason! Venice does romance, grandeur and beauty on an electrifyingly epic scale. From the grand Palazzo Ducale and the wondrous Basilica di San Marco to the local stone churches and charming statues that decorate the labyrinth backstreet, you can flock with the thousands of like-minded Italophiles or discover what makes Venezia special to you. We’re thinking about the lagoon sparkling as the sun sinks, quiet al fresco dining on a cobbled lane, local Prosecco on tap and stripey-shirted oarsmen serenading lovebirds on their gondolas. Cliché doesn’t get any better!


1. Reykjavik

Northern Lights over City

Seeing the Northern Lights still topping your bucket list? Us too! Whilst we can’t guarantee you any sightings of the Aurora Borealis, we can recommend somewhere that’ll give you a pretty good shot! We’re all for a beach break, but sometimes you’ve got to get out the winter woollies and try something a little different – so why not try Reykjavik? This is the heart of Iceland’s Viking history, and the coastal hub is pretty much picture-perfect from every angle, with a mountainous skyline, pretty pantone buildings and a thumping nightlife on an astronomical scale. What are you waiting for?

Top 5 money-saving apps you need right now!


Piggybank and calculator. Isolated on white background


We don’t know about you, but here at Wowcher, we love saving a bit of cash. Whether it’s money off the latest beauty treatments, savings on a fabulous European mini-break or great discounts on romantic candlelit dinners at the hottest night spots, we never get tired of a bargain!

But you don’t just have to save on the occasional treat, as there’s plenty of everyday ways to save a bit of cash, from your phone bill to your weekly shop. All you have to do is check out our handy money-saving guide. Smartphones at the ready…


5. 08 Wizard

Angry bearded man screaming into the phone

Want to avoid the additional charges for calling 0800, 0845 and 0870 numbers? Well, thanks to the handy 08 Wizard, you can make sky-high phone bills a thing of the past. The app works by switching 08 calls with an 01 or 02 landline number, so the call becomes inclusive as part of your contract’s free minutes – or at least at a lower rate if you’re on pay-as-you-go. (79p from the AppStore).


4. Tip N Split

Tip on a restaurant table

Yeah, that’s right – you can say goodbye to watching your friends frantically dividing the bill between 15 and getting it hopelessly wrong before you snap and just pay the thing yourself! Tip N Split calculates how to split your bill evenly (including service charge), which means no more miscalculation, no more fuss, and a little more cash in your pocket come home time. (Download for free).


3. Foodmatic

Woman eats night stole the refrigerator

Too much month at the end of the money? We’ve all been there! Luckily, when you’ve got a week until payday and the cupboards are looking a bit bare, Foodmatic can help you get creative with what’s left. All you have to do is enter the ingredients and the app gives you the best meal you can make with what you’ve got. That means no waste, no extra trips to the supermarket and a (hopefully) fabulous culinary creation – brilliant! (79p from the AppStore)


2. Red Laser

Sale in Supermarket. a woman is shopping.

Red Laser transforms your smartphone into your very own barcode scanner, allowing you to price-check items across online and offline stores. If you find what you’re after cheaper on the app, you can get it delivered to your home or arrange to pick it up from a local store. You’ll wonder why you even left the house in the first place! (Free from the AppStore)


1. Wowcher!


Oh come on, didn’t you see this one coming? Where do we start when it comes to saving with Wowcher? Beauty treatments, great days out, gifts for loved ones, the savings never end! But it’s not just about treats, as there’s plenty of amazing essentials you can save on too – from toilet roll and cleaning products to the latest mobile phones and tablets (hey, they’re essential!). Whatever makes you say wow, you’ll find it all on the app!

Download the Wowcher app for free for iPhone or Android.

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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