bonprix – Affordable Fashion for Sunny Days


There’s nothing quite like it, is there? The first time you don a summery frock after swathing yourself in layers all winter.



So, say hello to summer and show off your pins in a selection of flirty styles; vibrant block colours and beautiful draping detail prove that plain needn’t mean boring. Perfect for tapping into this season’s colour blocking trend, mix and match your hues to create a fresh, exciting look.


Or have fun with florals in these pretty printed styles. Dress them up or down with cute flats or a pair of striking peep-toe heels.


A hit at weddings, great at garden parties and sure-fire winners at the races, these bonprix beauties will breathe fresh life into your summer wardrobe!





What does your handbag say about you?

What do the contents of your handbag say about you? Find out with Sudocrem.


Are you someone who doesn’t have just one, but two mobile phones in your

bag? How many sticks of lipstick do you carry? Do you ever leave home

without your hand moisturiser? All these things could tell a deeper story

about you and your personality.


Sudocrem Skin Care Cream (SSCC) has teamed up with the UK’s leading

Bagologist, Debbie Percy, to offer a limited number of FREE handbag readings

on the SSCC Facebook page




It’s simple – just visit, ‘like’ the

page and then upload a clear photo to the Facebook Wall of your handbag

contents. Three bags will be randomly selected by Debbie every weekday

(excluding weekends) for a reading and her analysis published via To be considered for selection, uploads must

be made between 11th April & 10th May 2011. Please note that by uploading

your photograph there is NO guarantee of receiving a reading.


The first 50 uploads will receive a FREE tube of Sudocrem Skin Care Cream.

Terms and Conditions apply.




This is not a competition, but by uploading a picture of your handbag

contents for analysis it is assumed that you have read and agreed to the

Terms and Conditions of this event. This process is open to both men and

women anywhere in the world. The acceptance, disqualification or deletion of

uploaded pictures, without explanation or prior notification is entirely at

the discretion of Forest Labs, as set out in the Terms and Conditions found

on Content should only be submitted by

someone of 18 years and above. Only one upload is permitted per person.

Photographs can be submitted up until 12pm on Tuesday 10th May 2011.


Girly gifts from Find Me a Gift Website

The little girl in Mum’s Arcade life loves to make and do.

She adores making cupcakes with Mummy and spends every spare moment drawing, painting ad glue-ing.  She is very creative and a joy to  watch.  Her birthday is coming up soon and I have checked out the Find Me a Gift website at

If you have not found this website full of the most wonderful treasures for any member of the family or your friends, do take a look.  There are items for different tastes and budgets.

I particularly liked the bright and cheerful retro-looking apron in red with white spots.  It is really pretty but sturdy and hard-wearing too.  That makes for a happy little girl and a smiling Mummy too.  The pinny has a big pocket on the front too perfect for carrying all life’s little essentials for  the crafting or baking mad girl who also has a taste for fashion.  The apron can be washed too which means it will last till your little girl moves up a size.

Another favourite are the great chunky fabric markets in bright and washable colours.  They are great for decorating boring cotton shirts, caps, canvas trainers and more.  What fun!  Something the whole family can get involved with.  The colours can be air-cured for 24 hours or fixed immediately by iroing on a medium setting.  Obviously but worth a reminder that the ironing should only be done by an adult.

We loved these but if they are not quite to your taste or needs, do check out the website for more ideas at

Cruelty free make-up from BM Beauty

BM Beauty have created a collection of products that will allow you to create a million different beautiful faces. From the day time natural look of an Earthy Princess to the sultry sophistication of Starry Eyed Glamour!

But the tools aren’t enough without the know-how. BM Beauty have put together a series of ‘how to’ tutorials to help you to create the perfect look.. Their website is a place where you can find all the latest products, watch  tutorials and share your thoughts and ideas. They would love to hear from you!

So what makes BM Beauty make up so great? Well here are just a few reasons. Firstly, it’s cruelty free. They are  proud to say that our products have the stamp of approval from the BUAV. BM Beauty make up is also free from bismuth oxychloride, parabens, nano particles and synthetic dyes and fragrances.

It’s also good for your skin! The mineral foundations contain zinc oxide which is a natural anti-inflammatory which is great for spot prone skin. BM Beauty make up is lightweight and allows your skin to breathe. You can create a flawless complexion without clogging pores and causing further breakouts. Skin perfection with a ‘no make up’ feel. What could be better?

We also decided to ditch animal hair brushes in favour of super soft synthetic alternatives. It all helps to keep the karmic balance in check!

Check out

Competition from Urban Pup

Urban, the Northern Ireland based online retailer is celebrating

the winners of the 120th anniversary of the legendary dogs event, Crufts,

with a free prize draw starting today.

Mum’s Arcade recently sampled Urban Pup T-shirst and were very pleased with the lovely feel and quality of the cotton shirts.  You can even get

matching clothing for you and your pooch!

Urban Pup are pleased to celebrate all dogs and urban pups alike and the

extraordinary role they play in our lives. So no matter what the breed or

colour or temper of your pooch, at Urban Pup we know they are still

exceptional and encourage you to enter him or her in our online prize draw.

Urban Pup Managing Director Denis Kelly said, ‘At Urban Pup we know that

every dog is different and has its own personality. That’s why they make

such a great addition to any family. To celebrate the individuality of your

dog, we will be giving away fantastic prizes including £150 of Urban Pup

clothes for 1st place, £100 for 2nd and £50 for 3rd.’

To enter simply send us an email with your name and contact details to The prize draw winners will be announced on Friday

18th March, so check back in at to find out if your dog will be

modelling their new high fashion Urban Pup merchandise with you on their

next walk. is a Northern Ireland based online retailer and specialises in

high fashion outfits and accessories for dogs. provides the

fashion conscious with stylish unrivalled couture for pets. The range

provides all the clothing and accessories that a dog would ever need from

stylish coats and pretty dresses to stunning lead & collar sets. Each piece

of clothing has been personally selected based on its design, quality and

overall fashion appeal.

Visit for more information.

Why not check out our St Patrick’s Day range to celebrate in style this

17th March?

Strike a pose with bonprix

Be a bonprix VIP

bonprix celebrates 25th anniversary in style & challenges the UK

to strike a pose

Since its launch in 1986, fashion retailer bonprix has always kept sight of what matters most – its customers. To mark its 25th anniversary, bonprix is launching an exciting pan-European competition to find the ‘Faces of 2011’; offering its 18 million customers the opportunity to win an exclusive VIP-inspired trip to Hamburg worth over £2,000.

Whether you’re gorgeous in Glasgow, a belle in Belfast, an English rose or a cutey in Cardiff, bonprix wants to celebrate UK beauty in all its ages, shapes and sizes. So come on – show us what you’ve got!

Simply upload an image of yourself at before the 23rd March 2011, along with your name, date of birth, email and postal address, for the chance to win a fantastic makeover at a professionally-styled photo shoot by the bonprix team in Hamburg, the brand’s global headquarters.

You’ll get to model some of this season’s hottest looks, choosing from a host of great on-trend pieces from bonprix’s Spring Summer 2011 collection, and like every fabulous model, you’ll be able to bring along your very own ‘entourage’ – your best friend!

When you’re hot to trot, you’ll be among the VIP guests at bonprix’s eagerly anticipated 25th birthday party, along with the competition’s 15 other winners from across Europe and their companions.

Winners will also enjoy five night’s accommodation in the contemporary design-led Motel One Hamburg Am Michel. Centrally located, this stylish hotel is conveniently situated near the historical Speicherstadt district, elegant boulevards of HafenCity and the famous nightlife of the Reeperbahn. Winners will have plenty of time during their stay to explore this exciting, up-and-coming city and have fun spending their €600 prize money.

If entering isn’t your bag, you can still get involved by voting for your favourite ‘Face of’ at or via the bonprix UK Facebook page – all voters will be entered into a prize draw to win one of ten £25 vouchers to spend online on the latest bonprix ranges.

About bonprix

Owned by Freeman Grattan Holdings (FGH), the bonprix Group is a €1bn business with a strong presence in more than 25 European countries. Launched in 1986, the catalogue and online shopping brand now fulfils 20 million orders per year from across Europe.

The company launched online in 1997 and entered into the UK market in 2005. Bonprix UK enjoyed sales growth in excess of 30% in 2010 with over 50% of its custom generated via

With a website that’s updated daily, bonprix brings quality on-trend fashion to all the family. Whether you want classic wardrobe staples or the latest must-have looks from the catwalks, bonprix is guaranteed to be big on style but small on price.

Competition Terms and Conditions

The competition opens on 3rd March 2011 at 08.00hrs and closes at 15.59hrs on 23rd March 2011. Only one entry per person.

Contestants must be 18 years of age or over and reside permanently in the United Kingdom. Employees of bonprix and members of their family are excluded.

All photographs submitted must be uploaded by the entrant and cannot be replaced or adapted during the competition. Images should be 5mb and uploaded in a jpeg format.

The UK winner is the contestant who receives the most votes via online voting. Results will be announced on 24th March 2011 at

The main prize includes travel to and from Hamburg in Germany, 5 nights in a hotel from 23rd May – 28th May 2011 and €600 spending money. The prize is not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. No further expense other than those listed above will be covered.

The winner must be prepared to be photographed and such photographs may be used in future marketing material by bonprix. The winner must agree to pass all rights to the photographs created in Hamburg at the photo shoot to bonprix to use as they deem appropriate for future marketing.

For a full list of the competition’s terms and conditions visit

News from Boden and Scroll down for Exciting Clutch Bag Giveaway

The rumours are true. In fact you could say we’re about to drop. February
2011 sees the launch of the ‘Boden bump’. Our first Maternity wear range
is bristling with the beautiful prints, colours and details our customers
have come to know and love. 

You’ve only got so much time to celebrate your bump. So why not go wild
with our wonderful Ruffle Front Dress? It’s the perfect way to dress up
when you’re going somewhere smart or hosting that long awaited baby

Our range is designed to grow with you during your pregnancy. And as
there’s still plenty of animal print prowling the high street, why miss
out when you’re expecting? Our Crossover Tunic has an adjustable grosgrain
tape just above the waist so you can give yourself more room to move as you
need it.

You may discover that you can’t expand your empire without expanding your
empire line. So our Printed Gathered Tunic has pretty pleats which flare out
over your bump. Add a seriously uplifting print and feminine ¾ sleeves and
you’re ready to take on the world. 

There’s no need to sacrifice on style this Summer. Our spectacular Summer
Maxi is a drapey, double layer dress that is both stunning to look at and
incredibly comfortable. You can adjust the pretty grosgrain tape under the
bust by using the ties at the back.

There’s plenty more in our new Maternity range to take you through to
D-day including tops, tunics, jeans and jeggings. Boden Maternity is just
one of the exciting online-only ranges coming your way in 2011 that show we
are more than just a catalogue.

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