Friday, June 29, 2012

Vestiaire Collective: How To Get Parisian Chic Designer Fashion at a Bargain Price!

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Do you love a bargain price tag hanging from your latest designer fashion crush? Do you like the idea of hand-selecting amazing second hand pieces, but in reality find eBay or a dusty jumble sale too much like hard work, taking hours to sift through the duds to find gold at the end of the rainbow? We know we sometimes do. Luckily then, a genius idea from across the Channel - VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE is here to help vous. Basically, it’s the unique site, nay, a consumer to consumer platform. Or, to put it more simply – where very cool people sell their pristine cast-offs.
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Vestiaire meaning wardrobe, from the phrase ‘my friends’ wardrobe’ or collective wardrobe would mean in an ideal world, you’d have access to all sorts of cool women’s wardrobes, like a sort of digital army of trendy big sisters. In reality, you can buy pieces by such French fashion hero brands as Isabel Marant Etoile, Sandro, Chloe, Maje, Vanessa Bruno Athe, big name designers from Marni to Marc by Marc and even vintage Chanel and Louis Vuitton. All the items are checked and verified (so no moody Chinese handbags from Albert Square market place allowed), or as they say in their own words; all items sold ‘must be in perfect condition, regarded as on trend, in season, and deemed desirable. They also have a strong emphasis on quality control and a zero tolerance regarding counterfeit goods. All products sold through Vestiaire Collective are edited, manually checked, authenticated and guaranteed to arrive as described: genuine, clean, beautifully packaged and ready to enjoy!’
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The site was started by a lovely Parisian lady, who sounds rather intimidatingly chic. It all began in ‘the spring of 2008 when fashion lover, Virginie, the wife of co founder Sébastien Fabre, realised that the wardrobe in her chic Parisian apartment was full of unworn clothes, packed with some of the most beautiful fashion labels’ hmm, not a problem Grazia Daily ever have. Anyway...
‘She realised that she should sell many of the gems she rarely or never wore but there was no platform that allowed her to do this. And so Vestiaire de Copines came to her husband’s mind. What followed was the creation of Vestiaire de Copines by a team of 6 co-founders.’ If this sounds like you, however, (the wardrobe stuffed with mint condition Marc Jacobs and American Retro) then why not check out the site, become a member and get makin’ money? The rest of us will be on there snapping up the goodies! How magnifique!

Top 10 expensive habits to cut out

Expensive habit to cut out: The gym

Gym memberships can set you back a lot and, although we all want to stay fit and look great, they’re not actually a necessity. Avoid this massive monthly bill and exercise at home or outside instead. You can go for a run in the park or do some sit-ups, push-ups and burpees in your garden. You could also invest in some cheap exercise equipment, such as some free weights, some exercise bands, a kettle bell and a skipping rope. If you enjoyed the social side to the gym you can still pop on your lycra and head to the odd exercise class.

Expensive habit to cut out: Your nails 

If you love sexy talons or smart and primly polished nails you may need to do a DIY job to save money. Salons charge lots of money for a relatively simple accessory and with some practise you can get the look you want for less. If you want a professional look buy a book that gives you a step-by-step guide to nail art.  
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Expensive habit to cut out: Eating out

It can be so easy to nip out to your favourite restaurant or call up your local take out and relax whilst others do the hard work. Remember though that eating out costs a small fortune and can easily hike up your bills. To save, prepare a batch of meals you love eating on your day off and freeze them. Then when you’re hungry just pop one of your healthier meals in the oven for fast and cheap dining.

Expensive habit to cut out: Your car

First comes the insurance, then comes the tax, then comes the fuel and on top of all that comes the garage costs; put simply, cars are ridiculously expensive. Most people can’t imagine living without a car because they have become such a big part of most of our lives, but could you do without one? If you use your car to commute check some lift-sharing websites, or if you use your car to socialise could you ride your bike or get a bus instead? Although it’s a big change, ditching your car could save you thousands every year.

Expensive habit to cut out: Coffee

Getting the odd pick-me-up coffee or tea from cafes is a great way to treat yourself and make your day a little brighter, but it should be kept as just that: a treat. Buying drinks or snacks from coffee shops can become an expensive habit and it’s one that doesn’t give you many benefits. If you miss your coffee that much, buy a decent instant coffee and make a flask up at home. If you go to coffee shops for somewhere to sit or socialise find a new spot in the park.

Expensive habit to cut out: Drinking 

Without realising it, drinking can easily become a part of all of our lives. We pick up a bottle of red on the way home or go for one or two cocktails after work; but remember it adds up. Research recently found that the average American household spends $435 on alcohol per year – imagine what you could buy instead with that cash?  

Expensive habit to cut out: Facials  

Everyone loves that polished and fresh feeling you get from indulging in a little facial. But these beauty treatments cost big bucks and if you’re looking to save a little money it’s time you considered other alternatives. Even if you’re not very practical you can make an inexpensive and highly effective facemask yourself. Some great mixes include manuka honey and aspirin or a simple natural yoghurt mask.
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Expensive habit to cut out: Going to the theatre 

If you love going to the theatre then you’ll love deal websites that regularly offer discounted tickets. Search for the best site by reading reviews and get yourself a deal. Alternatively sign-up to ticket alerts and you should be told when tickets are on sale so you can get the best price before anyone else. 

Expensive habit to cut out: Haircuts

Want glossy locks but can’t afford the salon prices? No worries, we’ll let you into a little-known secret: a grad student may be the answer. When hairdressers are in their final years of college they need to practise on real models. Although they can be a little nervous and it can take longer than normal, student hairdressers are excellent because they get graded on their cuts and they want to impress. Plus the charges are minimal and will often be less than your cab fare home. Happy days.

Expensive habit to cut out: Starting a new hobby

Everyone enjoys the odd hobby, but starting a new one is expensive. You need to buy the right tools, or the right kit or a new helmet. Before you invest in the equipment make sure you really want to pursue this interest. Then, once you’ve tried and tested the hobby for at least a month, shop around for the gear you need. Ask other people in your area where you can get the best deals or if they are selling anything they no longer use. You can also search for second hand items in shops or online.

Rosol shocks Nadal at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal was sent tumbling out of Wimbledon in the second round after a shock 6-7 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4 defeat to Lukas Rosol, the world number 100.

Nadal, who had reached the final of every Wimbledon since 2005 apart from in 2009 when he was injured, was out-fought and out-played by the powerful Czech, who turned in the game of his life, showing nerves of steel to close out the victory with three aces in a row.
Rosol, who was playing his first Wimbledon and second Tour grass tournament, lost the first set on a tie-breaker after breaking Nadal once and failing to take a set point.
He played the better tennis throughout though and, while Nadal was not at his best, some of Rosol's serving and groundstrokes were top-four standard.
Rosol is the lowest-ranked player to beat second seed Nadal in a Grand Slam., with the Spaniard frustrated and uncomfortable throughout the match, which lasted over four hours and included a 40-minute delay as they drew the roof over Centre Court.
Nadal constantly complained to the umpire - about the decision to draw the roof, about Rosol's insistence on taking all his serves quickly, and even about the Czech's stance, as the Spaniard felt his movement between points was distracting.
Rosol was a bundle of energy, but it was his bravery and confidence that saw him through, not to mention his power and talent.

TENNIS Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes his face in his men's singles tennis match against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 28, 2012
TENNIS Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes his face in his men's singles tennis match against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 28, 2012

"I don't know what to say," Rosol said afterwards. "So many emotions, I don't know what to say.
"Nadal is a superstar but I played unbelievable today. I hope I can play one more match like this."
If he plays anything like he did against Nadal, Rosol should go far - next up is experienced grass-court player Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.
The stunning result will also be music to Andy Murray's ears - Britain's world number four is in Nadal's side of the draw and had been due to face him in the semi-finals, although he will need to get past the likes of David Ferrer first.
Gilles Simon's Wimbledon campaign ended in round two with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(5) defeat at the hands of Xavier Malisse.
Simon, seeded 13th, was no match for the Belgian, a semi-finalist here 10 years ago, who sealed victory in two and a half hours.
Malisse's reward for the win is a third round showdown against Fernando Verdasco, seeded 17th at this year's tournament.
The Spaniard needed four sets to overcome the challenge of Slovenian opponent Grega Zemlija 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3.
Fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame a first-set tie-break loss to beat Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-7 6-4 6-1 6-3.
The popular Frenchman, who beat Roger Federer last year at Wimbledon, faces Lukas Lacko next.
Seventh seed David Ferrer easily overcame unheralded Frenchman Kenny De Schepper 7-6 6-2 6-4 to set up a tantalising third-round clash with Andy Roddick.
Roddick, seeded 30th but with a fine grass-court record, ousted Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-3 7-6 6-3.
Kei Nishikori, the 19th seed, beat France's Florent Serra 6-3 7-5 6-2 to become the first Japanese male player to reach the third round of the Wimbledon singles since Shuzo Matsuoka 17 years ago.
He will face Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro after the ninth seed beat another Japanese, Go Soeda, 6-2 6-3 1-6 6-4.
Belgian David Goffin, who gave Roger Federer a big scare at the French Open this month, backed up his impressive first round win over Australian 20th seed Bernard Tomic with a four-sets victory over American Jesse Levine.
The youngster faces Mardy Fish next after he beat British outsider James Ward in five sets.
Marin Cilic, the 16th seed, is also through after a 7-6 6-2 6-1 win over Lukas Kobot of Poland. Next for the Croat is one of Sam Querrey or Milos Raonic, whose match was suspended due to bad light. Both men had taken one set each on a tie-break.

Super Mario does it for his mum

Mario Balotelli fired Italy into the Euro 2012 final - then dedicated his brace to his adopted mother.
Balotelli's first-half double was enough to secure a 2-1 win over Germany in Warsaw, and book a showdown with champions Spain on Sunday.
Mario Balotelli celebrates his two goals which fired Italy into the Euro 2012 final
Mario Balotelli celebrates his two goals which fired Italy into the Euro 2012 finaL

And at the final whistle, the Manchester City star embraced Silvia, who brought him up from the age of two after he was born in Italy to Ghanaian immigrants, and he said: "After the game, when I went to my mum I said 'these goals are for you'."
He continued: "I waited for this moment for so long and I wanted to make my mum happy. Tonight was the most beautiful of my life - but I hope that this Sunday is even better."
His brace took Balotelli to three goals for the tournament and he is now favourite to win the coveted Golden Boot prize. "In the final I hope to make it four," he said. "I will try to score another goal but in football you can do that a lot and still never score. Sometimes you need a bit of luck."
Balotelli was quick to heap praise on his team-mates for their contribution to his performance, which surprisingly was not enough to secure the man-of-the-match prize, which went to playmaker Andrea Pirlo.
"These two goals are really important," he said. The first one was a really amazing pass from Antonio Cassano and then it was easy. The second one was a great pass from Montolivo, normally I shoot in the other corner but I went for the near post."
For Germany manager Joachim Low, it was another shattering disappointment as despite reaching the last four for the fourth tournament running, they are still to end their wait for a trophy, which stretches back to Euro 96.
"We've had two great years," said Low. The team has really developed well. We won 15 games in a row but lost today against an incredibly strong Italian side, with a strong axis and two great strikers.
"There's no reason to doubt ourselves. Our team was the youngest team here. Even though there's disappointment today, we played a wonderful tournament and I am sure we will be able to cope with this defeat."

Beckham left out of Olympic squad

David Beckham has been omitted from Britain's Olympic football squad in a blow for the former England captain's dreams of crowning his career in style.

The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder had been widely expected to win selection as one of the three over-age players in Stuart Pearce's Under-23 squad for the London Games in July and August.
"Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me," Beckham, 37, said in quotes relayed by his spokesman on Thursday.
British media reports said Manchester United's long-serving Welsh winger Ryan Giggs, Wales striker Craig Bellamy and Manchester City right back Micah Richards, who missed out on England's Euro 2012 campaign, had been chosen.

David Beckham carries the Olympic torch
David Beckham carries the Olympic torch

An official explanation for coach Pearce's decision has yet to be issued by the FA.
The FA will hand a final team list to the British Olympic Association (BOA) early next week.
"As with every sport, player selection is the responsibility of the National Governing Body, the coaches and performance personnel," a BOA statement said.
"With respect to men's football, the BOA has not yet received from The FA the list of players who are being nominated for Team GB, so we cannot confirm who is, and is not, under consideration for the side. We are expecting the list no later than the early part of next week."
Beckham, who has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan in a glittering career, was watched by Pearce during a recent match for the Galaxy and was included in his initial 35-man squad.
Beckham told reporters last month: "I don't want to be picked on a shirt sale or a stadium filler. I want to be picked because of what I can bring to the team."
Beckham was England's most capped outfield player with 115 appearances but has not played for the national team since 2009.
The world famous trend-setter now misses the chance to captain an England side at World Cup, European Championship and Olympic level.
LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe said he would now discuss a "Games time role" with the globally recognised sports figure who played a role in London winning the Olympics.
Beckham has been used extensively in the buildup to the event and helped to bring back the flame from Greece.
"David has been an extraordinary supporter, probably our number one supporter, of the Games from the very beginning and is keen to continue his enthusiastic support right to the end," said Coe.
"He really gets this. He is from East London and knows how important the Games and sport are to young people.
"He is a great role model and we are lucky to have such an advocate. I will be talking to him about a Games time role."
As a result of the decision to leave Beckham out of the Team GB football squad, odds have been slashed for him to light the Olympic cauldron. British bookmakers Ladbrokes quoted odds of 5/1.
Critics, who believe football has an uneasy place in the Games because of the vast sums of money professionals earn, have said they would be uncomfortable with the Olympics becoming a "David Beckham show".
The Olympic tournament, originally designed for amateurs but now the only Games event to have an age limit, is not so highly regarded in Europe where the World Cup and European Championship are seen as the elite tests.
Olympic football is popular among South American players, however.
Hosts Britain, taking part in their first Olympic finals since 1960, will kick off their bid for gold against Senegal at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on July 26.
The Welsh Football Association, along with the Scots and Northern Irish, have been concerned that the inclusion of their players in a rare British squad for the Games could affect their independence but football's world governing body FIFA has tried to allay their fears.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Facebook email switch sparks anger

Some Facebook users have reacted angrily after the company changed how it displays users' contact information to make it look like they had a Facebook email address.
Facebook replaced the email address users chose when they signed up with a address. The Facebook email accounts allow users to communicate with outside email addresses via Facebook.
The changes were first pointed out by bloggers over the weekend, leading to complaints from users.
Users are free to restore their former email addresses.
In an email, Facebook spokeswoman Jillian Stefanki said the site is also rolling out a setting that allows people to decide which email addresses to show on their pages.
The company said in a statement in April that it was "updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site."

Best Easy Strawberry Recipes

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Click here for Mary Berry’s Victoria sandwich cake recipe

The classic Victoria sponge is a true British treat. Light yet indulgent, the strawberry filled sponge cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea.

Click here for strawberry and elderflower sorbet recipe

Wonderfully refreshing and decadent, this easy dessert can be made in advance and served scooped into pretty tea cups.

Click here for the Hummingbird Bakery's strawberry cheesecake cupcake recipe

It’s important to use pieces of fresh strawberry in this recipe; they moisten the sponge and texture of the cupcakes. The crumbled digestive biscuits sprinkled on top add the flavour of a cheesecake base.

Click here for strawberry coulis recipe

This coulis is good and sharp and can be made ahead of time. Serve poured over summer fruits and drizzled with single cream for a refreshing dessert.

Click here for Annabel Langbein's strawberry cloud cake recipe

This coulis is good and sharp and can be made ahead of time. Serve poured over summer fruits and drizzled with single cream for a refreshing dessert.

Click here for strawberry Eton Mess recipe

A quintessential British classic, this easy recipe takes mere minutes to throw together and will make the perfect dessert for summer barbecues and alfresco dining.

Click here for berries with hot white chocolate sauce recipe

Easy to prepare, this easy to make tasty dessert is the perfect combination of fruit and chocolate

Click here for lime, honey and strawberry cheesecake recipe

This fruity no-bake cheesecake is delicious and so simple to prepare. Just whisk the filling ingredients together and leave to chill.

Click here for sweetness and light meringue recipe

Impressive and easy, one mouthful of this crunchy, creamy meringue and you'll be hooked.

Click here for Scotch pancakes with mixed berries and crème angalise recipe

It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone loves pancakes. Top with spoonfuls of yoghurt if serving for breakfast or our delicious homemade vanilla custard for an easy dessert and strawberries.

Click here for strawberry ice cream float recipe

Delicious served with demi sec rose champagne or cava. Pour over the scoops of ice cream to make a grown-up ice-cream float

Click here for Escape Atlantis recipe

The combination of strawberries, vanilla and passion fruit puree work perfectly with the gin, creating an unparalleled explosion of hedonistic pleasure.
For more summer berry ideas see our Best Strawberry Recipes and Best Cherry Recipes.

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Duchess of Cambridge spends £35,000 on royal wardrobe – and that’s just for this year

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Nottingham Station for the Jubilee visit ©WENN.comThe Duchess of Cambridge might be mortified that her father-in-law, Prince Charles, could let the cat out of the bag when it comes to her sartorial spending, but he is the one funding her shopping trips.

In the coming days, the Prince is due to reveal his financial accounts for the first time since the royal wedding, and it is estimated that the Duchess has spent £35,000 on clothes already this year, a sum only a small fraction below the £44,000 salary her husband, Prince William, takes home as a RAF search-and-rescue pilot.

While Kate is partial to bespoke, high-end Alexander McQueen creations, she also offsets this by mixing affordable high street brands like Zara, Whistles and Reiss into her hugely-desired wardrobe - which she isn't afraid to recycle every now and then.

According to the Daily Mail the future king is only too happy to pay for outfits Kate requires for 'work-related' engagements through his official Household budget, which is funded by his Duchy of Cornwall estate.
Kate has shown her more daring side of late where clothes are concerned, dazzling in a lace-back Jenny Packham gown at a red carpet gala and flashing her legs in a thigh-split dress by Roland Mouret.

"She's a fantastic person to work with. She's a woman of her time" Mouret told The Telegraph.
"She's very aware of her position and she's a really nice person. She's human. It's really nice to work with someone in her position. It's… historic, yes."
While the creations created for Kate by the likes of McQueen, Emilia Wickstead and Erdem can fetch several of thousands pounds per piece, the 30-year-old is quickly reducing the 'cost per wear' by wearing each item again. Only in May, she recycled a pink Emilia Wickstead dress within two weeks of its first outing, and has even been pictured in a Reiss dress belonging to her mother, Carole Middleton.

So perhaps Prince Charles can take comfort in the fact that Kate's clothing costs probably include a fair intake of dry cleaning bills too…

Capello: Roo only understands Scottish

Fabio Capello has repeated his jibe that Wayne Rooney does not understand English.
The former England boss has apparently been irritated by Rooney's recent claims that some of his tactical ideas "got lost in translation". Capello had already bitten on the subject once and now, in the wake of England's Euro 2012 demise and Rooney's poor performances, the Italian has launched another salvo.
"After seeing the latest game, I think Rooney only understands Scottish," Capello told Italian radio. "That's because he only plays well in Manchester, where Sir Alex Ferguson speaks Scottish."
Questions have been asked about Rooney's failure to reproduce his top form in major tournaments. It is a fact that the 26-year-old has never come close to making the same impact he managed as a teenager at Euro 2004.
However, England's problems go much deeper.
An obvious failing in retaining possession was evident throughout England's time at the Euros. And, whilst manager Roy Hodgson does not seem too concerned, captain Steven Gerrard admitted it was a problem that needed to be solved.
Others feel the amount of rest England's top players get is a factor and once again there have been calls for a winter break.
Senior football figures, including Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Sven-Goran Eriksson, have been arguing for a mid-season halt to the English season for some time now.
Medical experts have previously added their voice to the calls, believing a break would reduce the number of serious injuries in the latter half of the season.
All four Euro 2012 semi-finalists enjoy a winter break but the huge competing interests in England have made it impossible.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


iOS 6 features - Apple iPhone 5
After Apple’s iOS 6 software announcement at WWDC this week, the release expected for the Apple iPhone 5 is bursting at the seams with new features.
iOS 6 is currently downloadable in Beta testing phase and will be available for general release in Autumn. Does this provide Apple fans with enough juice to prevent a switch to the recently released Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X? Given there are over 200 new features in iOS 6, there’s plenty of good reasons to wait for the Apple iPhone 5 UK release later this year.  If you own the current iPhone, don’t panic as the Apple iPhone 4S deals with many of the new iOS 6 features. Here’s the best features of iOS 6.


Siri for iOS 6 looks set to upgrade his IQ to the brim with that essential knowedge we need in our lives. Now available for the New iPad, as well as the Apple iPhone 5, Siri can respond to you on the latest news of your favourite sports team, movie reviews and recommended restaurants. Siri can even launch apps for you, if you ask him kindly enough.

Facebook Integration

Apple iPhone fans are finally going to get the Facebook integration they’ve dreamed of for iOS. The camera app now lets you share instantly to Facebook, whilst Siri can update your latest status for you. With the option to synch your Facebook calendar with iOS 6, you’ll never miss a friend’s birthday again!
There’s also deeper Facebook integration within the iOS App Store as your friends download history helps to offer greater app recommendations. After inputting your Facebook account on the Apple iPhone 5, you can choose to have all future app downloads automatically log in with Facebook to save you time.


iOS 6 will be ditching Google Maps to offer their own custom mapping service. With turn by turn navigation and accurate arrival times thanks to TomTom integration, the Apple iPhone 5 becomes a great driving companion for when you’re hitting the road hard. iOS 6 can use UK Local Search to drive you straight to the nearest petrol station, restaurant or whatever you need as Siri talks you through it one direction at a time.
Even when not driving, the iOS 6 Maps feature lets you explore the world with stunning aerial views, that let you soar high above the skyscrapers. This will look fantastic upon the Retina Display of the New iPad.


Apple’s own way of video calls has expanded beyond Wi-Fi networks. Handsets with iOS 6 functionality such as the Apple iPhone 5, will be able to load Facetime over cellular connections. We think this will be perfect for the iPhone 5, when 4G connectivity is rolled out across the UK.Facetime for the iPad explained.
 Facetime on iOS 6 - Apple iPhone 5

Advanced voicemail

If you have an incoming call but can’t answer, you can quickly respond with an iMessage or SMS using preset options such as “I’ll call you later” or “I’m on my way”. It’s a great way to communicate in seconds.
In addition to this feature, you can set a time or location-based reminder, such as when you arrive at work, and the Apple iPhone 5 iO6 feature will prompt you to make the call back.

Do Not Disturb

Switching on this feature can give you peace and quiet from those manic phone calls as your iOS 6 iPhone works in silent mode. For advanced features, you can make exceptions to the rule who will ring as normal or set “Quiet Hours” for when your iPhone 5 will automatically enter the Do Not Disturb phase; perfect for a peaceful sleep!

Find My iPhone

Should the worst happen and you lose your iPhone 5, New iPad or iPod Touch, iOS 6 locate and protect your missing device. Using Lost mode, your missing device can report back to you where it has travelled using iOS 6 Maps.

Find My Friends

If your friends share their locations with you via their iPhone device, iOS 6 uses Maps to offer location-based alerts to notify you of how far they are away. It’s a great way to stay connected with your loved ones and may let you keep in touch more.

Apple iPhone 5 UK release

Those eager to try out these features, can download the Beta version of iOS 6. With a proposed Autumn date for the official launch of the newest software upgrade, it is highly likely that the new Apple iPhone 5 will coincide with this launch. It would be foolish to launch the iPhone 5 on iOS 5 or a Beta version of iOS 6, so expect to see the Apple iPhone 5 price up in the shops, rolling the latest iOS 6 in September time; ready to be unwrapped for Christmas.
What do you think of the latest iOS 6 features. Are you excited for the Apple iPhone 5 UK release? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Two Duchess of Cambridge Hats Up for Auction

Two Duchess of Cambridge Hats Up for Auction

The Telegraph reports that two rented hats worn by the Duchess of Cambridge when she was still known as Kate Middleton are going up for auction. The two hats include a Philip Somerville hat and a black Aurora picture hat. The hats are being auctioned by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London. Take a look: 

Selena Gomez vs. Carly Rae Jepsen in Orange Lips and Wavy Hair: Beauty Battle

beautybattle-selena_carly.jpgBeachy waves and orangey lipstick get seriously glam with the addition of smoky charcoal eye makeup. Selena Gomez and Carley Rae Jepsen prove this pretty look is as red-carpet ready as it is summer appropriate, sporting the combo at the MuchMusic Video Awards. This is the perfect day-to-night makeup look for summer—the soft waves and bright lip color work for a day of fun with friends, but add a smoky eye and you're ready to go out at night. 

Selena Gomez wore her shiny shoulder-length hair parted on the side with waves starting halfway to her ends. Her orange-coral lipstick paired perfectly with her gold dress and hoop earrings. Dark eyeshadow, liner, and mascara were the finishing touches! 

Carly Rae Jepsen wore her hair down in loose curls, punctuated by her signature bangs. The singer's vibrant lip color was the focus of her look, but you can't help but notice her bright blue eyes, lined in black. 

Both stars looked beautiful, but whose look did you like best? Vote below! 

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