Ascot may be over for another year but the horse racing season is still warming up! Fashion and glamour are two of the most important ingredients of any race day and this will be brought to life on the first day of Sandown Park’s prestigious Coral-Eclipse festival.
AND you could be there as we’ve teamed up with Coral Digest to give you the chance to win two Premier Enclosure tickets to Coral-Eclipse Ladies Day on Friday 5 July, at Sandown Park in Surrey.
The day will feature the hugely popular Best Dressed competition, with celebrity judge Caprice choosing her “pick of the paddock”. We can safely say, it’s unlikely to go to one of the royal Princesses – maybe you could win my competition and win the Best Dressed competition? I’d be so proud!
Plus this prize gets better as Coral will also throw in £50 of free bets, so you can enjoy a flutter on the action without losing a penny!
To go into our draw, we want you to unleash your own inner fashion critic. Pick your favourite racing look from the shots of Kate Middleton above and email email@example.com with the letter and your name and address before Weds 3 July.
The winner will be contacted on Thursday 4 July and tickets will be available to collect from The Box Office. Usual Live Like A VIP T&Cs apply. Good luck!
Have you got all your clothes sorted for summer yet? With the weather we’ve been having recently, I’ve been a bit lazy in shopping because I wasn’t sure how warm it would be, and now I’m starting to panic as I have a wedding coming up. Well, if you win this prize you will be better off than me as I’ve teamed up with Boden to give one lucky winner £300 of Boden vouchers to spend on a hot new summer wardrobe.
I know it’s quite geeky, but when I have an important occasion coming up I look at celebrity photos for inspiration. I have noticed a lot of stars wearing red skirts recently and personally I prefer skirts to dresses at weddings as you can layer it up with a jacket if the weather doesn’t live up to expectations. Also because it’s easier to wear out and about another time so you get value for money out of it. My question was, do they have a nice red skirt at Boden?
I found they did indeed have that skirt… and more. I put together my ideal outfit, which you can see below. The statement red above knee skirt is £23.40, and I’m teaming it with some smart flat shoes as the wedding is outside (on grass). I love the dune coloured Colourblock Points – £48.30. And finally, I had to go for a beige cover-up but it’s better than black, right? This knitted wrap is £41.40.
And there is so much for guys at Boden too. I’m seriously getting the The Ledbury Trouser (£99) for my plus one. They’re made of silk! If I can’t have David Gandy on my arm, I may as well have someone that dresses as good as him. HOT!
Ok, I may have got a bit carried away there…do you want to know how to enter? It’s really easy. Simply click on the small Twitter button below to share the post and enter through Twitter. We’ll see everyone who enters as soon as they click on the button. Yes, I know it’s a small button but sometimes the best things come in small packages, don’t they? Just make sure you enter before 2359 on 30 June. Here’s the button (the one with the number next to it) so get clicking and good luck!
Ok VIPs, it’s time for a competition that you only have ONE SHOT to win. Who wants to see JLS perform live?
Actually it gets better than that. Instead of seeing them in the far back balcony seats at a huge venue like the O2 you’ll be of just 300 seeing them perform live. Your view will be so good it’ll be like they’re serenading you! Now JLS have announced plans to disband at the end of the year, you won’t get many more opportunities to see them do a gig.
And they’re not the only people on the line-up as X Factor runner-up and Big Brother BOTS presenter Rylan Clarke will be taking to the stage.
Glamour will be added by the bubbly duo 2Shoes (also X Factor runners-up)
So DO YOU FEEL WHAT I FEEL? I’m feeling it’s time to tell you how to enter. There are two ways.
Firstly, everyone who orders a new or used car from Haywards Motors between now and 31 August 2013 will receive a Golden Ticket to meet JLS and will receive an exclusive invite to an intimate gig on 7 September 2013. In a secret location in Kent, the X Factor’s 2Shoes will host and perform at the event with an amazing DJ set from JLS and performances from Rylan Clark with other acts soon to be announced. Visit www.thehaywardsevent.com and follow @HaywardsMotor on Twitter for full details and to check out the cars you can buy. It’s a good excuse to justify buying a new car.
Secondly, Hayward has given Live like a VIP a pair of tickets to give away so there’s another chance to win. To enter, simply answer this question:
We’re approaching Summer Solstice day which means the heart of the summer is here and we think that deserves some sort of celebration! Thankfully, the folks at Virgin Experience Days think the same and we are teaming up so that one lucky Live Like a VIP reader can win the best day ever on 21 June (summer solstice day).
Start the longest day of the year off with a London Bungee jump before seeing London from the top with a visit to the Shard! You’ll then be taking to the Thames in the afternoon to see London from a different angle with a ride in a RIB (including areas not usually accessible by boat!)
After a busy day you can relax with a Dining tour and Champagne for two before settling down in the prestigious May Fair Hotel for a well-deserved night’s sleep. That’s five Virgin Experiences all in one day plus limo bike transportation between each activity!
Attention pop lovers! Who wants to party with Blue?
I’m so excited about this competition prize. Thanks to Gala Bingo, one lucky Live Like a VIP reader and their friend can win an exclusive meet and greet with one of the most successful British boybands ever.
Would you like to sing One Love to Duncan James? Or get a bit close to Simon Webbe’s abs (but please no touching – he has a girlfriend and she wouldn’t like it)…Well, the opportunity is within reach as this prize will get you time with Blue on Friday 14 June in central London. You will also receive transport costs and one night in a 4* London hotel!
So how do you enter? Gala Bingo held one of their own competitions on the Gala Bingo Facebook Page where they asked contestants to send in photos of their faces with expressions of winning on it. Check this out:
But we’re not asking you to do anything so complicated. Simply follow us on Twitter – @zoegriffin – and complete this Tweet ‘@zoegriffin if I win the @officialBlue comp I will…’
The competition closes at 2359 on Weds 5 June so you have a week to think of a good answer!
If you don’t enter before Weds 5 June then your answer won’t be counted. Good luck! All the Live Like a VIP team want to win this.
Normally it’s tennis players or athletes that get to pose with massive trophies to recognise their achievements…but now novelists are starting to get the attention they deserve as well. I’m pretty pleased about this as it means there’s hope for me and the novel that I am trying to write and it looks like this year’s Romantic Novelists Association winner Jenny Colgan is pretty chuffed too.
Jenny’s book, Welcome To Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, thoroughly deserved to win the prize for best romantic novel of the year if the Amazon reviews are anything to go by. I cannot remember the last time I saw so many glowing reviews in one place.
It tells the story of Rosie Hopkins, who thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian’s sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. Boy, is she wrong. Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton’s sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets.
Now it’s competition time! We have THREE SIGNED COPIES of this amazing novel to give away and to be in with a chance of winning one all you have to do is answer this question:
QS: Where is the sweetshop in the book located? (The answer can be found within this blog post).
Email the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address by 2359 on Sunday 26 May. Good luck!
COMPETITION CLOSED: WINNERS AMY RIPLEY AND GILL ADAMS
Have you heard of the comedienne Vikki Stone? Have you heard about Cadbury’s new Crispello chocolate? Well stay tuned VIPs as I’m about to give you more info about both and you can win a cheeky and delicious prize…
The photo above shows Vikki with the chocolate. She is the new face of the campaign …..but who is Vikki Stone?
Vikki’s a trained musician (she’s even done backing music for Elton John) but she combines music with comedy in a way like nobody else which mean she’s constantly voted as one of the ‘must-see’ acts to watch at the Edinburgh festival and is able to tour the UK doing solo music-sit-by-the-piano comedy gigs. If you’ve not seen her yet then just check out this YouTube video. If you’re anything like me you’ll want to find out more after watching this naughty, cheeky ditty about Phillip Schofield
I had a chat on the phone with Vikki to find out what she’s doing with Cadbury’s and what it means for you readers.She explained: ‘I’ve teamed up with Cadbury’s Crispello to find the nation’s cheeky moments. My songs are all about being cheeky and I know the people in the UK have a lot of cheeky confessions to share.
‘We are asking the public to share their naughty moments on the Cadbury’s Facebook page (click on the Crispello tab next to where you see their number of likes). The three best entries will get their cheeky moment turned into a song by me and I’ll come to their home town and do a special gig for them and their friends.’ Just like she did for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning…
Readers, you have until 10 May to enter your moment. Have you flirted with a barista to get a discount on your coffee? Have you sneaked some fake tan into your boyfriend’s moisturiser because you think he was looking a bit pasty? What’s Vikki’s own cheeky moment?
‘Sometimes I use under-eye concealer to reduce the bags on my eyes,’ she said. ‘I like to leave it to soak in for a while and one day I left the house and got on the Underground with big light cream under my eyes – I hadn’t rubbed it in.’ Oops! After talking to Vikki longer, I heard she had another cheeky moment, getting fired from a supermarket job as ‘head of bagged salad’ after just 6 weeks. Did she order too much lettuce? Who knows. Who even knew there was a job as head of bagged salad?! If you talk to Vikki and don’t crack a smile within three minutes there is something wrong with you.
But, don’t let this fool you. Vikki is a woman in demand! To give you an idea of how a bespoke song by Vikki is valuable, you just need to look at her packed schedule. She’s got gigs on London’s Southbank in June, she’s spending the whole month of August at the Edinburgh festival and she’s writing songs about tons of VIPs. She’s done Sinitta, she’s done Brian Cox and you must check out this cheeky video of her impersonating Hilary Devey, which is not musical but it is hilarious (and useful if you actually want to look like Hilary Devey)
So, VIPS – are you going to enter via the Cadbury’s Facebook page now for a chance to win a party with Vikki and tons of Cadbury’s Crispello?
AND as an extra special treat, you can win some Crispello right now through Live Like a VIP. Two readers can each win not one, not two, but 12 bags of the delicious bags of delicate crispy shells with a creamy chocolate filling covered in delicious Cadbury’s chocolate .
Who wants full lips like Angelina Jolie? Both my hands shot up in the air at this question! Thankfully I have found a product that is scientifically proven to make your lips bigger and more plump – Fillast.
The science bit is that the skin / lips contain a molecule called Hyaluronic Acid to hold moisture and the more you have the plumper the lips. the vast majority of HA-based anti-aging products only supplement HA to the epidermal layer, where it only has a superficial effect. Fillast is the only anti-aging product to Supplement, Synthesize and Inhibit the breakdown of HA, reaching the dermal layer. If you like the geek stuff you can find out more info on the Fillast website.
The product costs £36 but we have five to give away to Live Like A VIP readers. To win one simply answer this QS;
Q: What is the name of the man in Angelina Jolie’s life?
Send your answer to email@example.com before 2345 on Tues 2 April. Usual T&Cs apply
If you don’t win the product is available at the SkinMed or Fillast websites
Cadbury is on the hunt to find the word that perfectly describes the deliciously creamy taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk. The most scrumptious description will go down in chocolate history – and the person who comes up with it will be named Honorary Cadbury Taster.
The Taster role has a sweet benefits package; an exclusive first taste of all new Cadbury chocolate before it hits the shelves, the opportunity to design your own truly unique Cadbury Dairy Milk bar, and plenty of delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk! What more could a person want?
AND exclusive to fans of Live Like A VIP, Cadbury is also offering one lucky winner an overflowing Cadbury hamper and one of only ten limited edition books with a secret space inside to store your Cadbury Dairy Milk bar! Simply answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning:
What word-related famous London location is the Cadbury Joyville Worker reading his ‘Definition of Great Tasting Chocolate’ book in front of in the photo above? Hint: Dabble in some open air debating at which famous London park?
Live Like A VIP has teamed up with a Experience Card – a LUXURY version of a discount club – to give you the chance to win free membership and we have two exclusive memberships to give away.
This will get you discounts on things like the sumptuous Baglioni Hotel (below)
Offering you 2 for 1 or a minimum of 33% off a range of experiences in and around London from flying lessons to drinks tours, you could find yourself having a much-needed massage at The Baglioni Hotel Spa or tasting the finest cheeses and champagnes at French Bubbles in Covent Garden. And all you need to do is quote your membership number when booking wherever you want to go!
Every month one lucky member will win two tickets to a featured experience – and there is no need for vouchers or coupons as you get your own personalised card!
To be in for a chance to win this VERY VIP members-only membership, send to firstname.lastname@example.org your name and answer to this question: What country does Champagne originate from? Is it (a) Argentina, (b) France or (c) Switzerland?
And within no time, you could be lapping up the perks of the VIP lifestyle. Good Luck!
CLOSING DATE: Enter before 2359 on MONDAY 25TH MARCH