Monday, 18 April 2011


Here are a couple of my favourite ads that are around on our screens lately, the first is the Lacoste, Eau de Lacoste ad which I love. It's very neat and has a sense of structure. I feel there is some inspiration from the Apple ads, which work heavily around 'hands', i.e. the iphone ads where the user shows the simple steps to download new music or new apps. However, Lacoste have put their own spin on it and focused on the straight lines of their folded polo shirts and shape of their new fragrance bottle.


The second is the Thinkbox ad based in the dogs home. I love dogs so might be slightly biased in this one but do think this was a very clever way of getting their message across. They poke fun at themselves which I always think is a good way to advertise, plus the dogs are super cute!

Have you seen these ads? What are your current favourites? Hope everyone has a good week!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


You may have seen my post the other week about my Geleration manicure - you can read the review here. Well, today I have an update for you - below is a shot of my nails 3 weeks later.

You can see that there is a slight chip to the thumb, however, this was a result after moving offices at work so a lot of packing and lifting etc and I think that they survived pretty well! You can see how my nails have grown as the base of the colour is now a fair distance away from the bed of my nail!

So overall I would recommend this manicure, but do hunt around to find the best deal, as I initially got mine done at Rush who charge £40, but I have now found, via a friend, a salon in my local high-street who are doing exactly the same manicure, using Jessica polishes, for £20! £40 is a bit steep but I'd happy pay £20 for it!

Let me know if you've had this manicure before and what you thought of it!

Sunday, 3 April 2011


Recently the Outdoor Hall of Fame was published, highlighting your favourite outdoor adverts from the past five decades. You can click here to see all the results but here are a few of my favourites. These stuck out for me as you instantly remember what the ad was for and the media commotion it generated.

Remember this one? Dove advertising women with 'real curves' - what did you make of it?

I loved the TV ad campaign that went alongside this print campaign, everyone dancing along to their music - remember?

OK, so I might not have been around when this ad came out in 1966 but it's been in so many ad books and other publications I feel like I have grown up with it.

What are your favourite ads - did any of the ads you love not make the shortlist? Let me know!
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