Are You #TeamIn or #TeamOut? + WIN £200 for Adolescent Clothing!

Are you in the #TeamIn or #TeamOut crew? Be in with the chance of winning a £200 voucher to spend at Adolescent Clothing by simply letting us know on Twitter and Instagram whether you’re spending your summer being in #TeamIn or #TeamOut! Don’t forget to tag us with @MyUNiDAYS so we can find your entries.

Check out some of the stuff we’ll be getting up to this summer!

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1. Staying in with our old friend Mr Pizza…

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2. Or even indulging in a movie night

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3. But not before we’ve had a bath

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4. With a face-mask on…

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5. And then put on our favourite pyjamas!

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6. Daisy thinks that sounds kinda alright! #TeamIn

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7. Or will you be gallivanting to another city for a cider in the sun?

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8. Before an amazing carb-fest…

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9. Or perhaps a classy burger… 

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10. Or an even fancier load of lobster!

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11. Best line your stomachs before the Porn Star Martinis!

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12. and the tequila shots!

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Which team are you? Let us know for your chance to WIN!

All images courtesy of:
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@hannahmapes

The Ultimate Independence Day Treats!

If there’s any excuse for incredible cocktails and amazing food then surely it’s 4th July. We’ve got together our top 3 recipes for a seriously sweet Independence Day!

1. Mini Cherry Berry Pies
This recipe comes to you courtesy of Women’s Day and are the cutest fruit pies made with cherries, strawberries and raspberries – perfect for a hot summer’s day. See the recipe below and get baking ready to impress your guests.

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Ingredients:
1 lb. fresh strawberries
2 package frozen cherries
12 oz. fresh raspberries
3 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. orange zest
0.33 c. sugar
2 tbsp. sugar
1 pinch kosher salt
3 refrigerated rolled pie crusts
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1 large egg
12 disposable foil pie/tart tins
Small star-shaped cookie cutters

Method:
1. In a bowl, combine the strawberries, cherries, raspberries, cornstarch, orange zest, 1/3 cup sugar, and a pinch salt. Let sit, tossing occasionally, for 10 minutes.
2. Make a stencil for the pie crust: Place a pie tin top-down on a piece of paper and, using it as a guide, draw a circle 1 inch larger than the tin; cut out the stencil.
3. On a lightly floured surface, working with one pie crust at a time, roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Using the stencil, cut out 4 circles. Using the star cutters, cut out 6 stars, reserving the scraps. Fit the circle cut-outs into the bottoms and up the sides of the pie tins. Fold any overhang under itself to create a thicker rim of dough and crimp as desired. Place the pie tins and stars on a baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to fill. Repeat with the remaining pie crusts.
4. Fill the pie crusts with the cherry mixture (about a heaping 1/2 cup each).
5. Shape the remaining dough scraps into a 1-inch-thick disk. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out 24 1/2-inch by 5-inch strips, rerolling and chilling the scraps as necessary.
6. Twist the dough strips and place on the pies as desired, trimming as necessary to fit; dab the ends with egg and pinch gently to attach to crusts. Place the stars on the pies as desired. Brush the dough stars and stripes with the remaining egg and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Refrigerate the pies for 30 minutes.
7. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake the pies until the fruit is bubbling and the crusts are golden brown; 25 to 30 minutes!

2. Strawberry & Ginger Cooler
This delightful cocktail, all the way from gojee.com is a really refreshing drink – just don’t have too many!

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Ingredients:
2 large strawberries, sliced, plus 1 strawberry half
1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped
Ice
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces chilled ginger beer

Method:
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberry slices with the chopped ginger. Add ice and the orange and lime juices and shake well. Double strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the ginger beer and garnish with the strawberry half.

3. Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers
You’ve got AllRecipes.com to thank for this bad boy! Never thought that something could replace hamburgers? Prepare to be converted.

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Ingredients:
3 pounds ground turkey
¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
¼ cup finely diced onion
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Method:
1. In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 12 patties.
2. Cook the patties in a medium skillet over medium heat, turning once, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).

Happy 4th July guys! We hope you have an awesome celebration, whatever you’re eating. Check out our party-themed Pinterest board for more cocktails and party games.

Get The Celeb’s #SummerStyle with Missguided + WIN a £200 Voucher!

The sun is finally out and all our celeb faves have been showing off their summer style. We’ve picked our three fave gals who all, as it happens, have names beginning with C! So, check out Chrissy, Chloe & Cara’s style and get their look with Missguided!

To be in with the chance of winning an amazing £200 to spend at Missguided simply upload your favourite #SummerStyle pics to Instagram or Twitter and tag us @MyUNiDAYS. Remember – you have to use the hashtag otherwise we can’t find your awesome entries.

Get Chrissy Teigen‘s nude Cannes style for less with these style staples – perfect for summer in the sun.

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Tailored Crepe Shorts – £18     Barely There Rose Gold Heels – £22.50
Pink Crop Top – £13.50

If it’s on trend, you’ll be sure to see Chloe Sims in it! She’s ticking all the style boxes here. Crop top + leather fringing + lace-up heels = our summer 2015 fashion bucket list.

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Fringe Hem Mini Skirt – £18   Cross Back Ribbed Crop Top – £9
Tan Gladiator Heels – £27

Cara Delevingne is showing us the ultimate in travelling in style. If you needed some inspiration for your airport outfit – this is it.

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Wedge High-Tops – £22.50   Bomber Jacket – £27.00  Joggers – £19.80

Ts & Cs
– By tagging us in your images and entering the competition you are giving us permission to use your entry at a later date.
– All prices featured in the blog post are with 10% Missguided UNiDAYS discount included.

Celebrate 4th July with 15% off Claire’s!

If there’s one day where you want your nails to scream USA and your hair to look super-cute in a flag-print scrunchie, it’s obviously 4th July. Celebrate Independence Day with some seriously patriotic accessories from Claire’s! PLUS, don’t forget that you can get 15% college discount on all full-priced items – what’s better than that? Check out our favourite red, white and blue buys below.

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As we mentioned, a cute scrunchie is an Independence Day must-have, keep your hair off your face and celebrate 4th July with Claire’s flag print two-pack. Stay cool and look cooler with the star-spangled tumbler, fill it with a scrummy Strawberry & Ginger Cooler – we won’t tell anyone how much vodka you put in! A red, white and blue mani/pedi is all you need for a fabulous Independence Day look. Try the Americana glitter nail polish on your ring-fingers with alternate red & blue nails for a cute but easy look!

Happy 4th July guys! Check out our Pinterest for more nail art inspiration and USA-themed party food.

5 Essential #HolidayPrep Packing Hacks + WIN £250 for Two Seasons!

Packing can be one of the biggest stresses of the holiday, we know this from experience. But, there are a few tricks that you can do to make it a little bit easier for yourself, especially if you’re travelling for a week with hand-luggage only. Trust us, it can be done.

1. ‘The Wallet’
Make sure you’ve got yourself a travel wallet – this may sound like something your Grandparents might be interested in but we’re serious! Get a wallet or a zip around iPad case, or anything big enough to hold your passport, money, travel insurance docs, tickets, anything that’s important. You’ll thank us when you’re not scrabbling around your backpack for your boarding pass!

2. Outfit Plan
This isn’t as intense as it sounds – we mean just make sure you’re not just packing random pieces that might end up not being worn because they don’t ‘go’ with other things in your case. Pack the basics such as denim shorts and plain tops and then mix and match in between with more colourful and statement pieces.An awesome tip to remember is pack 3 tops to every 1 bottom! This goes for the guys too.

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3. Drop & Roll
Don’t fold your clothes – roll them. This includes underwear, you’ll save so much room just by being conscious about how you pack things instead of just stuffing it all into crevices.

4. Make Use of The Space
This means packing un-spillable toiletries and things like socks and pants inside shoes. Plus, another top tip is to grab a couple of cheap shower caps and put your shoes inside them, this protects your clothes from outside grub and means that you don’t have to cram shoes into the bottom of your case, you can fit them wherever you can without worrying about ruining your clothes.

5. One for The Girls
Make-up wise, it’s always a great idea to pack a palette or a little set that has it all such as Benefit’s The Bronze of Champions kit. You’ll be amazed that you don’t need that full-size mascara!

Check out our summer suitcase essentials from Two Seasons! For him, we’re into these bright Billabong Trilogy Shorts in Mint Heather and the funky RVCA Pineapple Print Tank Top. Top it off with these Vans White Sunglasses to enhance your tan! Swimwear = daywear for you gals, so mix and match bikinis such as the Billabong Sol Searcher Blue Bikini Top and the RVCA Shark Tooth One-Piece and pair with RVCA Denim Shorts for easy, everyday beach wear.

Fancy winning £250 to spend at Two Seasons on some serious summer holiday essentials? Simply let us know your number 1 suitcase must-have on the Facebook post or even by snapping a pic and showing us on Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HolidayPrep and to tag us @MyUNiDAYS!

Summer Skin Solutions from Benefit

Wanna be a Cali girl but stuck in blighty? Benefit have got you sorted with 3 summer skin solutions you can’t be without! From getting that incredible glow, looking perfectly sunkissed, or avoiding shine. That’s right guys (if you’re reading this) shine and glow are definitely not the same thing. UNiDAYS Benefit discount codes at the ready girls…!

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Feel like a total goddess and dab on the perfect illuminator. Our fave Benefit go to is High Beam – it suits any skin tone and blends like an absolute dream. Dot it along your cheekbones and just under your brow to get that glow on the go. A little goes a long way with this stuff, so start out subtle and build if needed. We also love Benefit’s Watts Up and Girl Meets Pearl.

2. So-natural bronzebenefit_blog_1
For natural sunkissed looks, it’s a face-off between Dallas and Hoola. Swirl your brush into your chosen bronzer box, tap off excess and gently blend just below your cheekbone to start. Once blended, take the excess powder up to your temples and under your jawline for added definition – this will really boost that healthy summer look.

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Beat that unwanted shine, whatever the weather. We love this perfect complexion trio from Benefit, especially for the summer! Prime with the POREfessional Primer as your beauty base then finish with Agent Zero Shine to control oil and minimise pores. You can keep your makeup looking on point all day with License to Blot (a true summer handbag essential!). With these three on your side, that nasty shine has got no chance!

Pop over to the UNiDAYS Instagram to or Twitter using our hashtag #GBSummer for your chance to win a big Benefit hamper worth £250! We want to hear about your Great British summer until 11am tomorrow, from weather fails to Mr Whippies with bubblegum sauce and a flake… we’re celebrating it all!

4 Wireless Line-up Looks for Less with New Look

We’re SUPER excited that Wireless starts tomorrow! We’ve picked out some of the coolest artists from the line-up and are helping you channel their look with New Look items. Awesome artist style at a fraction of designer prices? Win! So read on to grab some style steals inspired by the big names in music, as well as up-and-coming singers.

Oh, and we’ve got a BIG comp for you to enter… we’ve got 2 pairs of Wireless tickets for Friday 3rd July – which is sold out! – to give away! Head to the end of the post to enter!

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1) Style Inspiration: Drake

Drake’s style has changed massively over the years, with him now wearing designer threads religiously. We love the Acne bomber he was spotted in and New Look have some great alternatives. Khaki is big right now, so we’ve opted for this khaki bomber worn with zip detail joggers and a black longline tee to rep Drake’s look. To keep that casual vibe, wear grey chukka boots – comfy and cool, these are a great addition to our footwear collection.

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2) Style Inspiration: Raleigh Ritchie

Otherwise known as Jacob Anderson (and Grey Worm in Game of Thrones… seriously!), Raleigh Ritchie is an upcoming artist with amazing style. To get his casual look, wear a short sleeved shirt (buttoned up) with some dark skinny jeans and suede-look sneakers. Grab a hat, like this faux leather and grey flat-peak to keep cool in the sun.

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3) Style Inspiration: Charlie XCX

We love Charlie’s edgy style and don’t-give-a-damn attitude: from Clueless inspired outfits to the hottest gothic looks. Opt for her on-trend 70s feels with New Look’s new in pieces, like this cropped metallic top and vintage style suedette skirt. For extra Charlie inspired feels, add a silver choker and chunky white shoes.

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4) Style Inspiration: Tinashe

Tinashe is big news in the music scene right now. With awesome edgy hip-hop inspired style and a ridiculously perfect face (no wonder she’s done some modelling!), all eyes are on this hugely talented 22-year-old. Get Tinashe’s look with an oversized men’s check shirt, simple black crop top (for just £1.99!) and comfortable joggers. Add extra style with incredible all-white boots, hoop earrings and a statement necklace.

Head over to our Facebook page here to enter our competition to win one of 2 pairs of Wireless tickets for Friday 3rd July! This day is totally sold out, so this is an incredible prize! Get entering quick, as the comp ends 11am Sunday 28th June (…tomorrow)!

Get Summer Fit, Fast!

It’s nearly time to hit the beach, and we’re pretty excited for some sun, sea and sand too! But, less so getting into our swimwear for the first time this year, so we’ve got a few last minute top tips for you (and us) to feel our best on the beach!

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1. (Good) Carbs before marbs! – Completely cutting out food is not the answer, just try and stick to ‘good’ carbs like sweet potato and quinoa. Also, eating late at night is a no no!

2. HIIT – High intensity interval training is a great way to burn calories, and loads of them. Circuits or sprints on the treadmill are a great way to do this, plus it’s way more fun than slogging it out on the cross trainer – and much more productive! It’s tough but can help you get the greatest and fastest results.

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3. Swimwear to suit you – Girls, this is a game changer, big time! Give a few different styles a go to see which suits your shape best. Keep it clean with minimal bandeaus, pretty in print or high waisted swimwear is well on trend this season! We’re also loving this French Connection Roxy Swimsuit!

4. Fake it – Bronze up before you hit the beach, fake tan can help make you look instantly slimmer all over, and a little bronzer can enhance specific body parts, magic, (almost)! Just make sure you check out our top fake tanning tips here first!

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5. Have fun – The last and most important, for sure! Because how can you not look good when you’re having a ball in the sun with your pals?!

Psst… Got a fitness tip? We’d love to hear it! Send us a tweet here, and you could be winning a pair of Nike Roshe Run Trainers. (Ends Tonight!)

5 Reason We Love the Microsoft Band + Your Chance to Win!

College life can be pretty hard to balance. Classes, finals, a part time job, college practise or working out – it’s tough; so we’re here to help! The Microsoft Band is the first device powered by human health and helps you achieve your fitness & wellness goals, as well as keeping you super organised and productive – ace right? Here’s our top 5 reasons why you need one of these in your life.

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1. Meet your new gym buddy
The Microsoft Band gives you access to expert workout routines to suit your fitness goals. It tracks your reps, gives a detailed effort summary and the number of calories burned. No cheating = achieving your fitness goals faster!

2. Get to know your body
Use the 24 hour heart rate monitor to give you continuous readings of your heart rate and this will give you your true metabolic burn rate, awesome for knowing what you should be eating, how much and when.

3. Stay Connected
See your texts and emails on your wrist and sync with the calendar on your phone so you never miss any important deadlines. Plus there’s a quick read feature which means no scrolling so you can read on the go.

4. Sleep More
Yes, sleep is super important to help you achieve your fitness goals, and to keep awake in your classes of course! The band tracks the length, quality, how often you wake and how much restful sleep you have. FYI – not enough sleep can cause increased stress levels, weight gain and lower performance in academic and physical tasks.

5. Stay Ahead of the Game
Have the latest technology around your wrist and with a bunch of great personalisation tools so you can make it your own too. Plus, you can win one of these by entering our awesome contest!

Prizes, tips & inspiration galore – The Summer Social is here!

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Goodbye boredom, hello summer of prizes, tips and awesome brands! For the next 20 days we’ll be focusing on a different summer hashtag every 48hrs – from getting fit to holiday prep. We’ve got loads on the way for you to get involved in and be inspired by!

We will be giving you a chance to win an awesome prize every 48 hours. Until tomorrow we’re giving away a pair of Nike Roshe Runs – cool, right? All you need to do is tweet us with your top fitness tip here, using the hashtag #totalfitness. And you’re Done!

We’ll be retweeting / sharing your best answers!

You can enter multiple times for each 48 hour hashtag, but please ensure that you send us something new! The hashtag will be refreshed at 11am every 48 hours. Set your alarms ;)!

We’ll then pick one lucky winner for each 48 hour hashtag throughout the UNiDAYS Summer Social. The winner must claim their prize within 2 days of us notifying them, or it will be offered to a new winner.

Make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest so you don’t miss your chance to win!