Urban Outfitters US: The Apartment Edit

We’re super excited to be bringing our US students a brand new online perk in the shape of 10% college discount on Urban Outfitters! We know you guys are going to love it and we’ve picked the best of new in for your apartment and your closet.

Apartment Decor
Pillows are the the ultimate way to brighten up a dull dorm room and Urban Outfitters have absolutely stacks of colourful, patterned and embellished ones! One of our ultimate favourites is the green pin-tuck pillow, it also comes in a bunch of other colours and would look awesome on your bed or couch next to the haters gon’ hate one. We also love the pink & blue pom pom, the yellow velvet and Urban’s monochrome textured one. Grab an awesome floor pillow as an extra comfortable addition to your dorm room and it will soon start to feel more like home!

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Give your kitchen an Urban Outfitters makeover with some new pint glasses –  say cheers and Cowabunga for 10% less with UNiDAYS. Grab the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Glass for the ultimate movie buff party!

For the morning (or the afternoon) after, you’ll totally need the Domo toaster for the angriest looking toast ever paired with a mug that knows what happened last night! If you don’t quite make it our for breakfast, the cup noodles mug will be your afternoon snack saviour. Round it all off the next day by being super good and preparing your lunch and taking it to college organically!

Girls & Guys
Just so your wardrobes don’t feel left out as your apartment gets all the glory, we’ve picked our top fashion loves from Urban’s new in section to share with you guys! Now you can hit college in style with 10% off.

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Mid-calf duster coat        Silence & Noise Stripe Dress      New Balance

Checked Pouch       Embroidered skirt       Adidas Originals Double Logo Tee

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Color block long sleeve tee     Levi’s Stone-Bleach jeans    Saucony Grid 9000

Fedora        Herschel Backpack      Bomber Jacket

We hope you guys enjoy the new perk! Don’t forget to check out the site and see which brands are offering boosted discounts and exciting new launches.

WIN a $500 Topman Voucher! + Race Day Style Picks

Right now, Topman are offering you guys an amazing 20% boosted discount with your UNiDAYS account and we thought it would be cool to run through some looks that you could rock for Race Day season using some of the ace products that they have on offer!

Look 1: Classic Style
The first look we’ve pulled together is super classic and clean. It consists of a three-piece navy suit which could be yours for under $200 with your extra discount (you can save nearly $50!) and an always dapper white shirt. We recommend going for a navy suit over a black one to take your look out of office-wear territory and into formal wear with ease. You can’t go wrong with the crisp white shirt and navy 3-piece combination! Throw on a pair of smart shoes to finish off the look, we’re loving these dark brown high-shine leather Wallabees as they add some interest to a simple look.

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Look 2: Bold & Bright
This is deifnitely our favourite look out of the three because the blue skinny fit suit really makes it special. Stand out from the crowd with a clashing shirt like this lizard-print one! If you feel like you need to wear a tie with this combination, step back from that thought and remember that you’re wearing a short-sleeved summer shirt. This is the ultimate menswear sin! Keep it casual with an open neck when rocking a short sleeved shirt. Top off the look with some smart but summer-inspired shoes such as Hudson’s tan leather tassel loafers and remember to keep your belt a tan colour too. Rock with or without socks, it’s totally your choice!

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Look 3: Strong Tailoring
This isn’t a look for the faint hearted or the wallflowers of the style tribe. If you really want to stand out from the crowd at a Race Day event, go for a full on three piece suit – we love Topman’s grey windowpane check version for a mega striking look. Pair with complementary pieces, such as Selected Homme’s grey shirt or a white version if you fancy creating a contrast and finish the look off with a serious pair of boots. Ben Sherman’s brogues are perfect for making a style stand at big events and the great thing about these is that the style will see you through until the colder months too! Throw on a tie if you feel like you need one but we’re loving this look with just the top button done up on the shirt.

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We hope you grabbed some style inspiration for your big day out from this post. Remember to click here to enter our epic giveaway to win a $500 Topman voucher and you could grab your Race Day outfit totally free of charge!

Psst! You’ve got until Sunday at midnight to grab the extra 20% discount, so get shopping!

Guest Post: A/W Beauty Trends – Lashes & Liner

 The lovely Anna from My Beauty Notes is going to give us the lowdown on some of this season’s hottest makeup trends from the Autumn/Winter shows. Lips took a back seat and eyes were the focal point!Over to Anna for top tips on how to get that catwalk-worthy look!Beauty-Bloggers-Guest-Post2

“At Versace, Gucci and Prada it was all about the lashes. At Versace, lashes was were fluttery and feathery. To get the look I would recommend using Clinique’s Lash Power Feathering Mascara for a butterfly flutter or YSL’s Faux Cils Babydoll for that doe eyed look. Prada and Topshop Unique opted for clumpy lash so I would recommend using a lash primer first like Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer and layering up a super volumising mascara like Benefit’s They’re Real! If you really want to amp it up in the lash department, you could try a set of false lashes.
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Liner was also a feature at a lot of the shows. Rag and Bone went for a classic 60s feline flick while Alexander McQueen and Lanvin went more graphic. To get the perfect flick, I would try Benefit’s They’re Real Push Up Liner – you can also grab 10% off with UNiDAYS at Benefit which means more make-up for less money. Always a winner! To get a flick or something more graphic, I don’t think you can go wrong with the classic Lancôme Artliner Precision Point Liner for a precise and chic look. If you prefer the kohl look that Tom Ford featured check Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Pencil for smudged but groomed look.”
A massive thanks to Anna for this exclusive post, we’re speeding off to the beauty aisles as we speak. You can grab all of the products featured in this post with 10% off from either House of Fraser or Benefit! If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a guest blogger on The Edit, drop us a tweet to @UNiDAYS_TheEdit.

PICK ‘n’ MIX: Melbourne Cup Style with Revolve

Today we’re putting the spotlight on one of our favourite retailers Revolve to bring you all the ultimate party season looks for less. Bag 10% student discount off their designer stock & more all year round!

For the guys, we’ve picked out two pairs of staple trousers that will be your shirt collection’s best mate. Won Hundred black trousers will look great with black shoes and almost any shirt that you’re donning for Race Day and the J Brand navy pair will go perfectly with brown accessories  and bright shirts such as Gitman Vintage’s striking 70’s postcard one!

If a super-bright shirt isn’t your thing, go for a plain white button down from Farah 1920 or a classic Oxford shirt – we love this Mark McNairy number with the contrast yoke. Last but not least, a shirt with a little pattern can be a subtle way of adding some stylish flair to a regular Race Day outfit.

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For the ladies, it’s all about a stunning dress. For sparkling in the sunshine, Motel’s Gaia dress is the perfect middle ground between night-out dress and summery style.  Feeling the lights and whites trend? You’ll love Motel’s cream and lace dress.

If you’d rather rock a dark dress and then glam it up, choose a plain but pretty dress like Free People’s lace number or this BB Dakota dress and add killer accessories. Accessories not your thing? Let the dress do all the talking with Motel’s shiny Crackle dress!

Don’t want white and don’t want black?! The Norma Kamali blue dress is a striking bodycon number that really packs a punch. Add bright pink or red accessories to really make a statement.Blog--Melbourne-Cup-Style-Revolve-Girls

Liked this post? Check out the rest of our Race Day Edit for more style inspiration to Pick ‘n’ Mix from!

GUEST POST: Mascara & Maltesers does HALLOWEEN!

It’s Halloween and we’re super excited to be bring you guys an awesome guest post from Annabel from one of our favourite blogs – Mascara & Maltesers. She’s a make-up and skincare pro so this post is definitely what you need for a Halloween costume on the cheap. Why not use the make-up that you already have!

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Some of the products Annabel talks about are an Estee Lauder Double Wear FoundationLancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara and Urban Decay’s Naked Palette for 10% less with UNiDAYS & House of Fraser! Over to Annabel for the step-by-step..

“With Halloween just around the corner, it is that time of year when dressing up is acceptable without looking like a first week fresher. There will be those of you who will go all out with the fancy dress to the point when your best friend doesn’t even recognise you. And then there are the rest of us who either can’t really be bothered, not sure what to do, or just don’t want to cover their face in fake blood and cuts. The answer? A cat! Well cat eyes to be precise. A simple yet effective Halloween look – and with cat eyes being the must have eye look this autumn, you’ll be bang on trend too!

The Face & Eyes
Step 1: Using a sponge or brush, apply a foundation to create that flawless face. I used Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, but any matte foundation will work. I also added a bit of under eye concealer.

Step 2: Blend a white eye shadow over your eyelids, I used ‘Virgin’ from the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette. 

Step 3: Using the black felt-tip eyeliner line the top of your lashes up to the end of your eye. I used two, both the Makeup Revolution double liner and the L’Oreal Superliner. The L’Oreal one is perfect for fat lines, while the Makeup Revolution liner is better for more defined lines. 
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Step 4: Next draw a line from the corner of your eyes up towards your brows. Then join this line along the top to make a triangle. When it comes to drawing straight lines, I always find it easier to add little by little than to add too much. You can always add more, but trying to take away black liner just causes one big mess!

Step 5: Fill in the black triangle with your liner, and then ensure the entire line is nice and black on covered your lash line.

Step 6: Apply black mascara. I used Lancome Doll Eyes to get that extra fanned out effect, but Maybelline Cat Eyes also works very well. 

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The Whiskers
Step 8: Create an upside-down triangle on the tip of your nose using the black felt-tip liquid eyeliner. The point should be at the bottom of your nose. Then draw a line from the tip of the triangle straight down to your lips.

Step 9: Fill in the triangle on your nose with the black felt tip. 

Step 10: Blend a white or vanilla shade eye shadow to your mouth above your lips, again here I used  ‘Virgin’ from the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette. 

Step 11: Using the eyeliner, create the effect of whiskers by applying rows of dots along your upper lip area where ever you fancy, there are no rules!Halloween-Blog--Guest-Blogger3
The Lips
Step 12: Line your top lip with the black felt tip liner to give the pronounced cat lip look. 

Step 13: Using your fingertip, apply a beige lip gloss, Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Nude Eclipse is perfect, to your bottom lip, and you’re done!”

A massive thanks to Annabel for this post, we love it and hope you do too! If you try out this look, send us a tweet to @UNiDAYS_TheEdit for us to see!

Male Bloggers Recommend: East Dane

We’ve got 6 of our favourite male bloggers who seriously know their style to pick out their top picks for the Autumn/Winter season from East Dane, our favourite designer menswear perk. You can grab 10% off loads of great brands and iconic pieces from East Dane with your UNiDAYS discount. Let’s see what the guys will be coveting this season!

Luke from Lukesvarc.com
“Nothing says AW like a good solid pair of footwear and these fantastic Grenson Brogue Boots are just the number. I decided to go for Grenson boots as not only are they easy on the eye but they are sure to get you through even the most miserable of weather with the Goodyear welted sole. The boots are hand-crafted in Britain and the contrast between the high shine leather and pebbled brogue detailing is a definite nod towards the UK’s fashion heritage mixed with a more contemporary take on modern menswear.”
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Jack from The Jack Experience
“My favourite part about the Autumn/Winter season is the fact that sweaters always come back into fashion. You can’t go wrong with a simple jumper, it’s something I’d hugely regard to be a staple item for this season. This particular one by Hentsch Man is stylishly colour-blocked and would be complemented by a plain white shirt underneath. The bold yellow bodes well with Autumnal themes and is nicely neutralised by the black and grey. This is a must-have!” 

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Mat from Buckets & Spades
“I’m really rating down jackets this Winter, as personally I think we’ve all had enough of trying to look smart in paper-thin macs. This feathered-up number by American outdoor clothing brand Penfield is one of the most affordable examples of a classic down jacket on the market today. It’s filled will real down feather and will keep even the coldest guys warm this winter. True, you might think it’s going to make you look like the Michelin Man but this is going to be a lifesaver. Excuse the pun but this is hands down the jacket of the season for me.”
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Robert from Overdressed & Underprepared
“Denim is a fast growing trend at the moment and should definitely be a strong part of your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. It’s all about quality and individuality; well-crafted items that express your style, rather than generic pieces. The Mountains shirt from Levi’s Made and Crafted successfully hits every one of those notes: the finest fabric and craftsmanship, alongside an abundance of personality and style!”
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Raj from Average Chap
“My colour for this season is undoubtedly orange and as a DJ and raver these are absolutely awesome. Building on the reputation of Converse in street style, these can be taken to the club as an addition to your weekly dance uniform and come out still in one piece. Made with a rubber coating, any shots, drinks or other questionable liquids can be wiped straight off – no sweat. Get these in your wardrobe now and go dance!”
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Adam from The Male Stylist
“I’m a big fan of boots and in Winter they really come into their own. Strolling through puddles on a night out or bracing against the elements, they help keep your feet and ankles dry whilst still looking stylish and dapper. John Varvatos do great masculine clothing that not only looks stylish but lasts forever. Their work with leather produces some great quality footwear and these boots are a classic example of this. Make sure to invest in a good pair of boots and take care of them. They’ll last forever and boots rarely go out of style.”

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A massive thank you to the guys for this post. We love all of their picks and are definitely stocking up on some winter warmers now. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a guest blogger, get in touch via @UNiDAYS_TheEdit on Twitter!

General Pants: Bargains Under $50!

It’s been a busy old time for our Australian retailers here at UNiDAYS and we’ve recently launched with some major AU brands. General Pants is a really awesome one that we know you guys are going to LOVE having discount on so without further a-do we’ve picked some bargains for you guys and gals for under $50. You can save a brilliant 10% off General Pants online right now, so get shopping!

Guys
Accessories-wise, General Pants have got loads of great stuff, we’re loving this snapback at the moment, it’s the only answer to un-ruly beach hair. When you get back from the beach, tame that mane with the Uppercut Survival Kit, it’s got everything you need to go from salty-ness to hot-mess. On your feet, obviously a pair of  Havaianas thongs is the way to go but if you do ever venture out of sandal-land and into sneakers, the Vans no-show socks will be your bessie mate. Not feeling the no socks look? Be loud and proud in this crazy bandana print pair!

In terms of clothes, Scandi brand Cheap Monday is the one for simple singlets and tees to rock that monochrome look. We’re also really into the Parisian cool look that’s easily achieved by a striped tee. But, if you’re feeling adventurous, as we know some of you will be, we picked you guys out this awesome Stussy LA Tie-Dye singlet and these Stussy leopard boxers! We hope you enjoy. AU-Blog--General-Pants-Products-Under-$50_Boys

Gals
Rock that sailor style with a cropped stripe sailor tee and high-waisted shorts but mix it up a bit with a clashing prints using this leopard print belt. A girl’s look is never complete without a bag though, right? Try this tan suede backpack – it’s great for a day out shopping or at uni! Chuck on this vintage style Casio watch and you’ll never be late in the style stakes.

Similar to the boys’ edit, we’ve got the ever-classic Havaianas but this teal colour takes them from beach to bar with a cute top in no-time. We’re also loving the girl’s version of the Vans no-show socks, perfect if you’re wearing sneakers with a dress a la Lily Allen! Following on with the Lily, theme, we’re sure she’d be all over this Stussy panel crop tank.

Three other picks that we couldn’t resist chucking into this edit is the beatnik style make-up bag, the straw trim fedora and a firm festival favourite of ours – the floral crown. All of these awesome items are under $50, what could be better than that. Get shopping gals!

AU-Blog--General-Pants-Products-Under-$50Don’t forget that you can grab 10% (or more!) off loads of other awesome brands with your UNiDAYS discount and check out our Party Wear Edit for loads of Race Day Style inspiration and giveaways.

A/W Menswear – The Schuh Edit

One of our favourite footwear retailers – Schuh are going all out with their new drop of shoes for the Autumn Winter season. We’ve picked out our ultimate favourites in what we think are the three categories of shoes every guy should own!

Smart
Of course, this goes without saying that every guy needs a slick pair of smart shoes that he can whip out at a moment’s notice and know that he’s going to look awesome wearing them. We’ve picked out three pairs of very different brogues, the classic style and one pair of uber-stylish monk straps to tickle your fancy.
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In order of appearance from left to right: Thomas Partridge Burgundy Brogues – £135.00
Oliver Sweeney Monk-Strap – £206.10  Frank Wright Murray Navy Boots – £58.50
Ted Baker Two-Tone Brogues – £121.50 Toms Black Movember Brogues – £67.5

Trainers
Trainers – every guy’s best mate, surely. From slip-ons to runners, we’ve picked our top 7 pairs that we think you’ll love. Yep, we got a little carried away with these ones. What can we say, we’re sneaker freaks at heart!
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In order of appearance from left to right: Onitsuka Tiger 66 – £58.50 Saucony Black & Green Grid 9000 – £72.00 Nike Pegasus 83 – £55.80 Nike Navy Suede Roshe Run – £64.80  Adidas Green Gazelle Trainers – £60.30 Vans Star Wars Sip-ons – £45.00 Nike Free Run Black – £72.00

Boots
A decent pair of boots is the ultimate Winter staple. You need that trusty pair that won’t let your feet get wet and will keep those toes nice and toasty. We especially like the UGG Australia Dark Brown Boots, seen at the top, which look mega sturdy and definitely made for walking.
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The Thomas Partridge Tan Chelsea Boots (seen in the middle) are £144.00 with your 10% UNiDAYS discount and are the perfect smart-casual boot. The bottom pair by H by Hudson Black Hawnby Boots are more of a chunky, outdoors boot which will be great for the upcoming cold weather.

Remember that you can save 10% at Schuh with your UNiDAYS discount all year round!

WIN! $250 for Boohoo US with #UNiDAYSHalloween Pin It to Win It!

How do you fancy winning an awesome $250 voucher for Boohoo? If you consider yourself to be a Pinterest pro then this is the competition for you!

All you need to do is create a Halloween themed pin board, called #UNiDAYSHalloween, around the theme of Halloween or a sub-theme i.e costumes, party décor, make-up, fashion, whatever you like! Entrants will need to pin at least 10 Boohoo Halloween themed products onto their board, but the rest of the creativity is up to you. All of the Boohoo products can be found on our UNiDAYS: Halloween! Pinterest Board.

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Boards will be judged on visual creativity and all round Halloweeny-ness! Remember to tweet us a link to your board to @UNiDAYS_US too!

PLUS! If you’re a blogger grab a bonus entry by blogging about the competition and pinning a link to your post onto your #UNiDAYSHalloween board. Tweet your link to us too so we don’t miss it!

The competition starts today and will run until the 31st of October with the winner being picked the following week. Good luck!

Just a few more things:
1. Make sure that you’re following UNiDAYS & Boohoo on Pinterest and UNiDAYS US on Twitter.
2. Tweet the link of your board to @UNiDAYS_US
3. You must be a verified US student with UNiDAYS

See below for all the super important Terms & Conditions:
1.   This competition is open to students verified with UNiDAYS and studying in the US, excluding employees of UNiDAYS, the retailer and its affiliates or agents, the families of such employees and any other person connected with this promotion.
1.1 The Promoter may in its absolute discretion disqualify any entries which it feels do not comply with these terms and conditions or where any form of bad faith is suspected.
2. No purchase required.
3. The Promoter will not be liable for applications not received, incomplete, delayed or damaged. Last date for receipt of entries is midnight 31/10/2014.
4. All entries received by midnight on 31/10/2014 will be entered into a the competition the winning entry will win 1 x $250 Boohoo US voucher.
5. Winners will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If for any reason the winner does not reply to the notification email within 14 days the Promoter will undertake a redraw.
6. A list of major prize winners will be available after this date by sending a S.A.E. to the following address: 2 Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG7 1FB
7. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability due to circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control.
8. By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.
9. By entering the competition, the winners consent to any publicity generated as a result of the draw and use on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time without further consent or payment.
10. Prize can not be transferred, sold or exchanged.
11. The promoter has the right to withdraw the competition at any time.

PICK ‘n’ MIX: Showpo Race Day Picks + WIN $250!

Race Day season is well and truly here and you obviously need to be looking your best in the Spring-time sunshine. Whether you’re heading to the Melbourne Cup or  going all out for Oaks Day, Showpo will be your go-to brand to make sure you’re head to toe stylish!

It’ll Be all White
Fancy rocking that all-innocent look and wearing white to the Race Day celebrations? We’ve picked out four of our favourite Showpo pieces for you to have your pick from. Grab the Clean Lines Jumpsuit for only $58.50 and rock it will all white accessories for a striking look. We also love the Onyx Midi Dress, the Showtime Maxi Dress and the really cute Cookie Cutter Playsuit.

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Black Out
Not feeling the all-white look? Unleash your dark side with Showpo’s black collection. We love the Temptress Maxi Dress and the lacy Cocktail Two Piece which is only $50.40! The Alter Ego Cut-Out Dress is such a bargain at just $35.10 and would look amazing with bright accessories. Or, keep it classy with the Side-Step Maxi Dress.

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Pastels
Pastels? For Spring? We know, it’s totally unexpected. But, what can you do, they just look so good in the sunshine and will make you feel so summery! We’ve picked a piece in every colour for you to choose from. Go peachy in the Earn Your Stripes Two Piece for under $50 or be all yellow in their bright Bailey Dress. One of our favourites is the Off-Shoulder Gypsy Playsuit, the blue would look awesome with a tan. And last but not least the Evergreen Mint Maxi Dress will definitely make you feel like a million dollars!

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We’re also running an awesome competition over on Facebook where you could WIN your Race Day outfit from Showpo with the value of up to $250! Click here to enter.
Which dress would you pick if you won? Let us know on Twitter.

Plus! Don’t forget that you can always save a lovely little 20% off your Showpo shopping sprees with your UNiDAYS discount for a limited time only.

Check out the rest of our Race Day Edit for more style inspiration to Pick ‘n’ Mix from!