A makeover for you and your Moxie Girlz™!

November 29, 2010

Give your Moxie Girlz™ hair a magical makeover with the new Magic Hair Stamp ‘n’ Style range from MGA Entertainment.

Create brand new styles and one-off looks for your Moxie Girlz™ hair with the unique stamp-on designs, hair glitter mascara and two cool hair colours.  Totally transform your Moxie Girlz™ hair with your creative designs, and once you have the look you really want, you can use the hair glitter and colour to give yourself a fabulous makeover too!

Moxie Girlz™ aim to encourage girls to reach for their dreams and embrace their individuality through self-expression, friendships and fashion.  Each character has a unique style and story to share.  Moxie Girlz™ are full of confidence and energy with a positive attitude and courage to go for it!

Included with your doll is a stamper tool with four stamp-on designs, hair glitter mascara and two hair colours to add streaks.  Moxie Girlz™ Magic Hair Stamp ‘n’ Style dolls are available at all good toy stores nationwide and are suitable for ages 5 plus.  Prices start around £24.99.

Luxury Gift Set From Molton Brown

November 29, 2010

Sometimes you want to make a big impact with your beauty gifts at Christmas and this year we absolutely love the new Molton Brown sets, a particular favourite of Girlie Gossip is the set below. It would make a great main present idea, a treat for someone special or just an excuse to pamper yourself at the festive time of year!

Around the world in 80 days

As part of the festive gifts of the imagination theme, this set brings together six popular pieces from our body essentials range: Vitalising vitamin AB+C bath & shower, energising seamoss bath & shower, heavenly gingerlily moisture bath & shower, ultrasmooth coco de mer bath & shower, inspiring wild-indigo bath & shower, relaxing yuan zhi bath & shower.

Molton Brown also have a fab selection of Christmas gifts as usual so check out their official website here: for more info and to browse ’till your hearts content!

Christmas Party Wines

November 29, 2010

With the festive season well and truly here and a winters chill in the air, we thought it high time we start giving you some top tips for those all important Christmas parties that will be taking place all through December. This week we pick some of our top party wines! Read more

Peacocks’ £40 dipped hem military coat!

November 29, 2010

Peacocks, the UK’s hottest value has increased orders for the third time on its £40 military coat, as chiconomists fight for this season’s catwalk look on a budget. Read more

Starbucks Christmas Gifts for Coffee Lovers!

November 29, 2010

With the festive season well and truly here, it’s great to see those wonderful red cups back in Starbucks again isn’t it?! They always put me in the Christmas spirit and the coffee inside its pretty amazing also, especially the new range of winter flavours! With this in mind and to give you a festive hand, Starbucks UK Coffee Ambassador, Alan Hartney, has come up with a selection of gifts which will make the perfect Christmas present for your coffee loving friends and family, or you could always indulge yourself in a pre-Christmas treat.

Starbucks Mug

The Starbucks mug celebrates our beloved siren logo!
You can bring the iconic symbol into your own home
during the bustle of the festive season and enjoy a
comforting and relaxing coffee on your favourite sofa.
That’s why they make a great Christmas gift for the
coffee lover in your life.
RRP: £6.25
(for a 12oz. Tall size)

When you purchase a (STARBUCKS)RED Tumbler they will contribute £3 to the Global
Fund, helping those living with HIV in Africa. Starbucks tumblers are a must for anyone
who drinks coffee on the go. Simply bring it into store and get your favourite coffee
poured into the tumbler. In return we will take 25p off your coffee to say thank you for
doing your bit for the environment! So whether you are racing around over the festive
period, or on your way to work on a cold winter morning, with one of our tumblers you
can make sure that your coffee

Starbucks VIA®
Ready Brew Christmas Blend
Starbucks VIA® Christmas Blend is a unique blend of fresh microground whole
beans, to bring a full-bodied taste and aroma to coffee made in an instant – with
a festive flavour. Simply add water for delicious high quality coffee. It makes a
great stocking filler and is handy to have

Starbucks Coffee Grinder
An essential part of the coffee making experience is grinding the coffee
beans – there is a specifi c way to grind beans depending on the type of
coffee you are creating. For example, the grind used for a caffetiere of
coffee is much coarser than the grind you would use for a coffee fi lter
machine – giving you the best possible fl avour every time. Our expert
Alan Hartney says, “Our coffee grinder has multiple grind levels which
can be used to achieve different coarseness of coffee, making sure that
every cup of coffee tastes delicious.”

Mega Giveaway! x20 Kitten Vixen’s Smoky Eye Kits!

November 29, 2010

One of the most common questions we get here at Girlie Gossip is ‘how do I create a smoky eye’?. It’s a classic makeup look, but it can be the difficult to master. Thankfully, new products have made this elusive sultry look much easier to achieve. We’re talking, of course, about Kitten Vixen’s fabulous ‘Eye Put A Spell on You’ Eye Kit. Heralded by young Hollywood as the product du jour, it’s found its way into the make-up bags of Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie, Carmen Electra, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton and is perfect for creating this Season’s hottest look – the smoky eyed Siren.

How to win!

To share the love, Girlie Gossip is giving away 20 Kitten Vixen’s Smoky Eye Kits in either Naughty Girl Navy, Magnetic Moss or Bewitching Burgundy, so you can rock the smoky look, all you have to do is be a registered Girlie Gossip member (You can register here, free and easily if you haven’t already done so!) then send us an email using the contact form below, stating your name and address and Girlie Gossip Username. Entries without all information included will not be processed. We will pick x20 winners at random on or after 15th Dec 2010.

For tips on how to achieve smoky eyes, log on to

You can also read our interview with celebrity makeup artist and Kitten Vixen founder Geraldine Shaker HERE.

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Geraldine Shaker, Celebrity Makeup Artist Interview.

November 29, 2010

Girlie Gossip recently had the pleasure of speaking to Geraldine Shaker, Celebrity Makeup Artist & Founder of Kitten Vixen Cosmetics. She tells us about her celeb clients, current hollywood beauty trends and much more!

Hi Geraldine, can you tell us a bit about any current winter beauty trends you’ve spotted and what we should be wearing this season?
Autumn Winter 2010 trends are graphic – eyeliner has a rock n roll vibe, ranging from the classic cat eye to smeared almost sweaty liner that looks like you’ve been up all night. Lips are bold too, in wintery shades of dark purple, blackened plum and cherry red.

With those all-important Christmas parties coming up, can you give us some top tips for a makeup look that would be perfect for festive events this month?

First decide whether you want to follows the trends or if you want a classic beauty look. If you’re a:

Trends girl: Go for the classic cats eye (opt for gel liner as it has the longest staying power) I like Make-up Forever gel liner. If your lips are full opt for a bold lip in cherry red, blackened plum or dark purple. Ladies with less in the lip department should opt for a sheer gloss in the same color spectrum.

Classic beauty: Opt for a smoky eye in the jewel tones – burgundy, navy blue or dark green. Add sparkle with a sheer wash of either silver or gold to make it more festive. Keep lips simple with a nude or barely there tone.

You have worked with some fabulous celebrity clients, can you tell us a bit about them and their beauty products/looks please?
When you work with big name actresses the look they always want is beauty. They want to sparkle in front of the camera, that means fresh dewy skin, barely pinched cheeks, and drama on the eyes or lips depending on the face. I always apply airbrush foundation to anyone who is going in front of a camera – it really lasts all day with a flawless finish. Beauty make-up is about enhancing the features to maximize the natural beauty of the face that you are working on as opposed to fashion, which is really about changing the face and giving it a certain look/trend regardless of the features you are dealing with.

You’re based in Hollywood, so what looks are trending over there at the moment that are yet to emerge over here in the UK?
I would say the biggest beauty trend right now is the pointed manicure. Its been seen on the fingers of Rhianna, Fergie from the black Eyed Peas, Beyonce and Dita Von Teese. The pointed manicure is all about the shape of the nail, instead of being square or rounded its shaped into a point, which is reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s. It’s fresh and modern with a retro vibe.

As a little Christmas gift to us all, can you share any of your top beauty secrets with Girlie Gossip readers?
Look after your skin. It doesn’t matter how great the make-up is or how well it is applied – if you neglect your skin the end results will never be great. You need to slough off the dead skin regularly and apply a good moisturizer every day, and as far as make-up is concerned – always sleep naked!

What beauty products can’t you get enough of right now?!
I’m a Chanel nail polish junkie – every season I search other brands in vain to see if I can color match the newest Chanel colors, and although some brands come close no one ever matches them or manages to go one better!

Many thanks to Geraldine for this fab interview! If you want to win yourself some Kitten Vixen’s fabulous ‘Eye Put A Spell on You’ Eye Kits then click HERE for our mega reader competition!

WIN Jason Manford DVD’s!

November 25, 2010

JASON MANFORD  LIVE AT THE MANCHESTER APOLLO DVD Released by Universal Pictures Ltd on Monday 15th November 2010

The hugely popular, award winning Mancunian comedian and new ‘The One Show’ host, Jason Manford presents his debut live stand up DVD on Monday 15th November.

Renowned for his cheeky observational humour, story-telling and loveable, friendly delivery, this show brings together Jason’s most hilarious anecdotes including the rules of driving, urinal etiquette, the power of call centre regional accents and the lies Dads tell.

As well as the critically acclaimed show, the DVD also features an exclusive extras package including being interviewed by his brother, behind-the-scenes and a visit to his beloved Manchester City.

Jason’s profile continues to rocket and alongside being the face of ‘The One Show’ he’s also a team captain on ITV’s new show ‘Odd One In’.  His previous TV work includes ‘8 out of 10 Cats’, ‘As Seen On TV’, ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Walk on The Wild Side’ and many more!

On this, his debut DVD, filmed at the Manchester Apollo during his 2009 sell-out tour, Jason showcases some of the freshest material on the circuit.

Despite his amazing success on TV he still finds time to take his comedy to the road and is currently on tour up and down the UK – with many an award for doing so! For more details please visit


To be in with a chance of winning one of these fab DVD’s simply leave us a comment below telling us your faveourite joke! We’ll pick x3 winners at random and contact you via your signup email on or after Dec 14th 2010. Good luck!

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